Football Rumours Archive January 12 2007


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Newcastle are looking for a defensive holding midfielder to partner Scott parker in the centre

marseilles, albanian international lorik cana is favoured to be their number one transfer target, along with Wayne bridge on loan.

Premiership transfer rumours!

Arsenal= nigel reocoker ( lauren going the other way)

Aston Villa= tom howard? ( poss) (Derby)

Blackburn Rovers= gabriel palletta ( 6 months loan) ( to gain more experience plus part of lucas neill deal)

Bolton= luke young

Charlton= ben thatcher

Chelsea= no signings

Everton= jermaine defoe

Fulham= young american lad + United reject freddy adu on trial and possible loan move

Liverpool= young argentinian ( 18 month loan) , sampadoria keeper ( 6 month loan ) , lucas neill + javier mascherano ( loan till end of season)

manChester City= Wayne bridge ( on loan ) (thatcher replacement)

manChester United= nelson ( because of all nevilles injuries)

Middlesborough= no signings

Newcastle= antonio cassono ( loan until end of the season with potential sale in summer)

Portsmouth= djimi traore + young lad from rennes

Reading= no signings

Sheffield United= jon stead larsson ( loan from Arsenal then 2 b sold 2 Birmingham)

Tottenham= ashely young

Watford= no signings

West Ham= lauren ( part of NRC deal)

Wigan= darren ambrose, alan thompson ( if he fails Leeds deal)

Luton are looking at Scunthorpe's Andrew Keogh and Barnet's Ismail Yakubu.

Tottenham are looking to bolster there defence this month and increase there chances of claiming some silverWare in either of the cups. Talks have suggested that they are interested in Wes Brown and Gareth Bale and the inclusion of the highly rated Darren Bent.

The only way of securing the services of Darren bent will be to let go Robbie Keane and the crisis of Milan Baros leaving Aston Villa will be a good window.

Also have heard in the pipe line that Martin Jol is in good contact with Rafaael Van Der Vaart from Hamburg. The midfielder is very unsettled and wants to apply his trade in the prem and knowing Edgar Davids and Martin Jol will be a great boost and welcome to Tottenham.

Tottenham 07 ins:

Bent - £11.2m

Bale - £5.0m plus Gardner

Wes Brown - swap with Defoe or at £4.3m

Summer :

Van der Vaart - £14.3m

Ashley Young - £6.6m


Keane - Aston Villa £4.6m

Edgar Davids - Ajax free

Gardner - Southampton swap

Ekotto - Lille £2.5m

Salteri - Rennes £3.0m

Plymouth ARgyle, upon completion of the double hungarian signing, Peter Hálmosi and Kristzian Timór, will look for 2/ 3 more new players during the transfer window. Primarily there will be looking for a new left back to replace the departing Tony Capaldi, who is to sign for Sunderland on a two and a half year contract for a fee believed to be around £250, 000.

Brian Wilson of Cheltenham is mulling over a contract offer from Argyle, but is believed to favour a move to Crewe. However, Crewe's interest hasn't been forthcoming at present, and no firm bid has been made by the League 1 outfit. This may sway Wilson mind into joining the Championship play off chasers.

Chris Porter is thought to be another target for Argyle, although they have been put off by the £750, 000 asking price for the Olham hot shot after having a £550, 000 bid rejected by the Latics. Should their move for the League 1 striker fall on deaf ears, it is thought that the Pilrims will renew their interest in South American prodigy, Daniel Pasoti. Pasoti has found himself on the verges of the Mexican team in recent months, and his home team club Club Americas FC are prepared to sell to the Championship team for around £2.6 million. The move is to be funded by investors, similarily in rthe way that Tevez and Mascherano joined West Ham. Pasoti is thought to be a favoutie with the Argyle fans already, despite only a small percentage being aWare of who he actually is.

The final signing that Argyle are attempting to pull off is highly unlikely, however, they have moved in at the last minute to take Jeremie Aliadiere on loan from Arseanl for the rest of the season. Plymouth manager Ian Holloway was at Anfield to see Aliadiere put in a magnifican't performance in the league cup earlier this week. The move would be made a season-long loan for the following season should Holloway and Wenger be impressed with his performances in the 5 months remaining this term.

Fernando Torres will sign 4 Man Utd in the summer. and we will sign bale for 5 million. hargreaves will join in the summer for 18 million. nani will join in January for 5 million.also expect a rb to come in 4 replacement 4 gaz neville someone like heitinga will come in

SAFC, RK to bring in on loan with hope of permanent deal:O'Shea&Smith from UTD, according to a member of the back room staff!


To the guy slagging off Walter smith. you are not fit to utter or type his name. only two managers ave ever done nine in a row and I know souness was technically in charge for the first 2 for Rangers but most people connected with Rangers at that time acknowledge that WS was the real boss. jock stein was the only Scotsman to coach a Scottish team to european cup glory but remember how close WS came to doing the same in 1992 when it took bribery to keep us outof the final.of course the legend jock stein was incredible but smith is back and lets just see if a rebuilt predominantly Scottish team can go on to lift the UEFA cup. long live Walter!

I heard that alan smith may be coming to gers on loan, with a possible extension included. this is partly because walter smith wants gers to get some quality again!

Luton Town are eyeing 3 strikers with Rowan Vine and Dean Morgan heading for the exit. Crewe's Luke Varney is the most likely incoming striker, although Mike Newell is to lodge an £800, 000 bid for MK Dons striker Izale McCleod. Newell is also interested in Port Vale striker Liam Constantine. Expect the Luton Town boss to also strengthen the midfield and defence - due to losing key players.


I'm not going to right a nonsense rumour like some of the other people do but I can say to the person who thinks robbie keane will sign a loan deal with Wolves as Spurs are going to sign darren bent. This is utter rubbish. Earlier in the week Martin Jol conducted an interview stating his is happy with the strikers he currently has, evectively ruling Spurs out of the chase for bent. I no that Mido is out of favour at Spurs and he will possible be the only striker to leave. The main rumours however is that I saw Watford youngster Ashley Young leaving the board room at the lane after possibly being shown around the ground. I was on a stadium tour at the lane and the tour guide stated that the board room was being redecourated and therefore coundnt be seen, however as the tour group moved on I managed to break from the group and head upstairs to the board room. Before I could reach the room I was called back by the tour guide how had quickly noticed by absence. But as I began walking back down the stairs the boardroom door swang open and out steped damien commoli (Tottenhams sporting director) laughing and joking with Ashley himself, I can only assume this means he has signed for Tottenham =

The sfa have been sniffing around goodison park with David moyes there top target expect the short to be 1:David moyes 2:Alex mcliesh 3:billy davies also again Everton the former blues boss walter smith wants Scotland three David weir gary naysmith and james mcfadden for 5million moyes or not Everton will accept and become active in the market as the race to sign ashley young heats up he is wanted by 7 different premiership clubs Everton being 1 of them 1 quite recent having a 7million bid rejected by Watford if dave nugent is to leave deepdale it will only be for Everton also the beattie reo-coker deal will happen after bobby zamora signs for Reading come on you blues! weirs not going on a european tour!

West Ham United to sign the following players:

Darren Bent swap deal for Harewood plus 5 mill

Lauren from Arsenal for 1 mill

Milan Baros from Villa for £4.5 mill

Lucas Neill would prefer a move to London than merseyside so may head to UP for around £1.5mill

Alexi Smertin to sign for a small fee by tomorrow.

Zamora heading out of East London and heading to Reading for around £2mill

Konchesky to be touted around, he has no future at UP

Others maybe leaving are: Pantsil, Mears, Dailly and Mullins, the latter probably to Charlton to team up with PArds. !

West Ham starting XI after January :


Halford or Lauren Gabbidon A.Ferdinand Konchesky

SWP or Ljunberg Reo Coker Mascherano Etherington

Ashton Tevez

Subs : Carroll Spector Lauren or Halford Mullins Harewood

My step - brother is in the youth team at Aston Villa and he has assured me that Freddy Adu is on trial at the club.


rafa will not sign villa, either in an or the summer because of his price tag. this leaves the door open for Chelsea who will most likely put in a bid seeming as shevchenko has bee a massive flop. instead Rafa will bid for alves and simao. expect to see mascherano in red this time next week!!


My brother used to be on the books with Nathan Ellington at Bristol Rovers and is still very close mates with him. Ellington is set to join Sunderland within the next couple of days after the departure of Chris Brown and Jonathan Stead.

I go to a collage opposite West Broms ground. when I was leaving I was amazed to see billy sharp shaking hands with mark venus (assistant manager) . billy looked very pleased and I asked him what he was doing here and he told me we would find out soon enough.

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is trying to lure Javier Saviola away from the Nou Camp to come to Villa Park. He is also considering taking Kieran RichArdson on loan till the end of the season aswell as pondering wether to lodge a bid for Arsenal's out of favour defender Lauren.

Luton have failed in a bid to take Aliadiere on loan from Arsenal. Wenger told Luton that Aliadiere is still in his plans at the Emirates. It is however unlikely that Aliadiere would ever of considered Luton anyway. Luton have bid for Luke Varney of Crewe and Anthony Sweeney of Hartlepool. Luton will look to sign a defender as well with Andy Frampton of Brentford top of Mike Newells list.

Arsenal defender Lauren will sign a six month contract with West Ham United by the end of next week. Lauren has been out injured for an entire year but has recently returned to full training at the Emirates. However, his contract expires in the summer and he will not be offered an extension as he has fallen behind Emmanuel Eboue and Justin Hoyte in the pecking order. There's talk that Nigel Reo-Coker will be swapped for Lauren and Freddie Ljungberg, but that won't happen. Lauren will sign a six month deal at Upton Park with the option of a further year if they avoid relegation. Reo-Coker will not join Arsenal this month, while Ljungberg will be going nowhere.

Arsenal Fc rumour, I have it on good authority, (im good friends with an Arsenal Fc Champs league organiser) that Freddie Lgungberg will be going Juve by the end of the month, Buffon will be coming to Arsenal, as lehmans leaving in the summer.

Arseanl won't be making anymore sighnings apart from Buffon, Lauren could possible switch to east london (West Ham) , Spurs are very interested in alidiarre, but its unlikely he'll leave this season.

anyways this is all good top quality stuff!! wait and see!!

Australian rumourspapers are reporting that Liverpool are demanding Blackburn pay a 500, 000 premium to swap Neill for Warnock.

Alan Gow is due to have a look around Molineux and the training ground this week. Although the 2 old firm clubs have now shown an interest and it seems a straight fight between Celtic, Rangers and Wolves for the player's signature.

To the guy who said that Matt Murray is moving to WBA for 2 million. That's the funniest thing i've seen for ages!

1. He's just signed a new deal

2. 2 million wouldn't be enough

3. As if Wolves would sell the best keeper by a mile outside the top flight to any championship rivals - let alone West Brom

4. If he does move it's likely to be January 2008 at the earliest and to a big premiership club, Murray feels he owes it to Wolves after the club stuck by him during his 3 year injury hell.

West Ham have made an offer for Tamudo of Espanyol. Very close sources say this will happen.

Chelsea will tempt Real Madrid with a reported £20M offer for Brazilian star Robiniho.

Billy Sharp back to the blades £500k fact.

Have heard that Leicester will sign Bangourra from Stoke for £300k plus a promising youngster (Byatt) in exchange.They did want Tiatto but he is returning to Australia at the end of the season now.

Sheffield United Rumours

As I said 2 days ago the blades would sign Jon Stead from Sunderland which they have. Now watch Warnock break the bank to sign Greg Halford from ColChester 2.5 million up front with futher payments the deal could reach 3 million (if they remain in the premiership) . for Mr Warnock this could by the buy of the season looking at deals elsewhere this is his number 1 priority.

Rangers signing targets for Jan (about 6 of the following) -:

Alan Gow - FALKIRK - 250K

Stephen Whittaker - HIBS - 750K

Robbie Neilsson - HEARTS - 750K

Andy Todd - BLACKBURN - 1M

David Weir - EVERTON - FREE

Russell Anderson -ABERDEEN - 1M

Paul Hartley - HEARTS - 750K

Scott Brown - HIBS - 2-3M

Kevin Thompson - HIBS - 2-3M

Steven Naismith - KIMARNOCK - 1M

Alan Smith - MAN UTD - LOAN

Robbie Fowler - LIVERPOOL - 300K

James McFadden - EVERTON - 2M (if Moyes takes the Scotland job)

Rino Gattuso - MILAN - (WS will talk to rino about a posible return but certainly not this season.)

Darren Fletcher - (again situation at Man Utd being closely monitered)

A couple of lads from the youth ranks are also close to being added to the first squad.

Players to follow Rodriguez out the door at the moment are- Letizi, Sebo, Sionko, Rae, Ponroy, N'daiyi, Stranger and posibly more.

Blackburn have launched an audacious bid to try and sign Fletcher, Heinze and RichArdson from Man U, with Bentley, Neill and £4million going in the other direction. My Mum works in the cleaning department at Ewood and has heard Sparky on the phone to his old boss SAF. FACT.

Arsenal will sign a new left back in abidal in the summer from Lyon. I know we, ve heard it a thousand times before. but a pre contract agreement has been made.not supprised Lyon have been quick to move for a replacement in belhadj from sedan.houllier and wenger in talks last month on a 10 million deal.leaked to the gunners staff can'teen workers.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Edgar Davids could be on his way out of White Hart Lane in the summer. Davids signed a two year deal when he joined Spurs from Inter Milan 18 months ago, and will not be offered a new deal in North London. Following David Beckham's astronomical move to LA Galaxy, where he will earn £492,000-a-WEEK, Davids would be tempted by a move to the MLS to earn one final payday before he hangs up his boots. Dallas and Chicago Fire are two clubs that could be interested, and would be willing to offer the Dutchman three times what he currently earns at Tottenham.

Walter smith a flop for losing 1 league title out of 8, if were are using that as a benchmark to judge managers then I'm quite happy having "a flop" in charge.

anyway the bid for gow of falkirk will be upped, if anyone is signed from hibs it would be brown alone, but unlikely as walter seems more intrested in much as myself and pretty much all other Rangers fans would love to see gatusso in, it won't happen for at least another year or so.expect David weir (short term) to be brought in with andy todd to shore up the defense as we finally got shot of rodriguez.

Nathan Ellington has gone to Wigan and West Brom are on the verge of signing Alan Smith from ManU.

Rumour is that kristian sarkiers of melbourne victory will leave home town club and sign for perth glory who have offered him a lucrative deal. also division 2 english players to be signed up for dandenong thunder in victorian state league just like jamie heard and Paul wilson signed up last season.

Just spluttered all my cornflakes out when I heard the one about keano going to Wolves on loan . Spurs need more striker options as mido has underperformed and keano is just back from injury also look for Spurs to bid for gareth barry , curtis davis and sidney gouvou teh players making way will be danny murphy , Davids if let out of contract and callum davenport . plus don't be surprised to see routledge back at the lane if anymore injuries occur before end of the month.

Glenn Roeder is going to be mainly interested in loan deals for the majority of his January signings at nufc because of the impending takeover he doesn't want to lumber the club with more luques or boumsongs that he then only has to go and replace in the summer and doesn't want to buy lesser quality players simply becuase he can't afford all his preffered targets of suitable quality. Expect Alliadiere (Arsenal) , maxwell (inter) , andreolli (inter) and Diarra (Chelsea) to come in and boost the squad.

If all the load deals are secured and the chance does present itself for roeder to buy one of his top targets he is prepared to spend his entire January budget on that one player for example if a player like Curtis Davies were to be allowed to move Roeder would consider paying the fee being asked. One of the reasons for this shrudness in the janaury market is to convince the new owenrs of the club that will takeover in the summer that he is the man to spend the money theye are prepared to invest in the club. One big expensive mistake this January could ultimatly cost him his job when the takeover goes through.

I have close contact with one of Liverpool's senior players who says that they are totally ashamed of their performance against Arsenal. He tells me that the takeover is nearly complete but won't happen in time for funds to be available during this transfer window. Lucas Neill will move in the summer along with David Villa and Anton Ferdinand. He says that there is likely to be a massive shake up in the summer as Benitez will finally be able to build his own side and get rid of a few under performers.

In response to the speculation over the move of John Carew and Sydney Govou I have just seen both players at manChester airport boarding a flight back to france. Sources have told me that both of the Lyon stars will be employed by Sir Alex to help with their Champions League campaign.

Luton are also after Pawel Abbot from Huddersfield who is out of contract at the end of the season.


Whu rumours:-


lauren 1M + nrc

ljunberg 7M + nrc

demerit 3M

heinze LOAN

murphy 4.5M + FERDINAND

j.thomas 2.5M + MULLINS

beattie 3M + ZAMORA

viduka 2.5M + HAREWOOD

new line-up:-






This is from a source within Murry Park.

Walter Smiths shoping list

1. Alan Gow - Bosnan

2. Rino Gattuso - £2m + Clement

3. Paul Hartley - £700, 00

4. Scott Brown - £2.5

5. David Weir - Free

6. Alan Smith - £3m

7. Kevin Thomson - £2.2m

8. Steven Naismith - £1m

9. Russel Anderson - £600, 000

This will be funded by the £8M put forward by David Murray and money raised from offloading the duds who are currently at the club during this transfer window and the summer.

Papac, Letezi, Rodregez, Hemdani, Buffel, Sionko,

Sebo, Svenson and Novo are gone

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