Football Rumours Archive January 12 2009


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Old firm rumours
celtic to sign lee wallace hearts and berra 3.2 million
outs killen norwich/burnley 250000 each
rangers out boyd/ferguson newcastle

also to mr schafftierrrrr again watched another mighty epl wig v spurs pathetic even the edinburgh derby was better than that

also to those who keep saying go home i think if you look at history you are the ones who should leave as you are our rejects
  The guy who said Nemeth and Hobbs to Wolves is right, though promotion won't make a difference. Hobbs, Darby, Nemeth, Plessis AND Martin will all be offered to Wolves for experience. Wolves are exceptionally open to the idea after the success of chelsea reserve star Mancienne. This would also allow for money to be spent where needed if they went up as the squad would be bulked out by these loanee's.
  Norwich will be taken over by a consortium within the next week or so, although this means financially they will be better off they will not have millions to spend.

The will hope to complete the signing of Leroy Lita on a permanant deal (although other clubs including Ipswich are interested) for £360k.

Sibierski will go back to newcastle and Norwich will aim to get either henri Camera (Wigan) or Ched Evans (man city) on loan until the end of the season.

Arsenal will complete the signing of Arshavin by wednesday as a fee has now been agreed. They have also agreed a fee for Lazio defender Madibo Diakite.

Tevez is another target for arsenal however this is unlikely to go through until the end of the season and depends on the sale of Bendtner.

Man Utd have no more plans at the moment to buy anyone and will wait until summer to get people in due to the empending retirement of old time greats such as giggs and scholes.

Chelsea are looking to swap Drogba for adriano plus 10m.

Liverpool have no money to spend and will have to sell if they want to get anyone in.

Man city will bring in an abundance of players currently based in the premier league. Owen, bellamy or roque santa cruz are the strikers who are available and willing/wanting to join the club.

Spurs are looking to do a cash plus player for downing, thought to be either Aaron Lennon or David Bentley
  –––Rangers Rumours–––
Just want to clear this up; if rangers need 3 million why would they sell boyd for 4million of which they will get 3million and go and spend 5million on a striker meaning they need 5million(2m player difference and the initial 3m)–Thats why you don't believe the papers!
Alan Gow may goto wolves on loan
McCullough is interesting stoke and hull(1m)
Hemdani is interesting stoke(free)
Dailly a few championship teams are interested in him?(free)
Adam a few championship teams are interested in him, may be used as a makeweight in the deal to take kris commons to ibrox.
Velicka or Beasley will be allowed to move on loan
Bougherra Newcastle are interested as are Marseille and Sunderland– a potential bidding war will push the price upto 6m
The total income is 7m
Stranzl 1.25m
Commons P–ex+2M and first option on Gow
Lee Miller 750k
  There has been alot of talk of an Argentine forward joining Liverpool in the summer, I can conform this is true!!! But it's not the one who plays for the other red team in the premiership. .it's the one who plays in red and White stripes. . Kun, Kun and El Ņino upfront. . The true mighty reds are going to dominate once again!! YNWA!! Sunny


  The situation at Rangers is they need a quick injection of cash, So anyone is availible for the right price. I really hope Boyd stays as he may not have pace but he scores. . and no–one else scores consistantly. Transfers will be
Barry Ferguson 2 mill to Middlesborough , Boro will pay the wages NUFC wouldn't.(Don't mind this as Barry is past his best,to injury prone and it'll free up his 30k a week wages)
Allan McGregor 6.5 mill to Spurs,He will replace Gomes (Good business for Gers as Neil Alexander is equally as good keeper and McGregor is a playboy)
Boyd 3.5 mill to Fulham or a cheeky move from Villa (Hope he stays though)
Nacho Novo 500,000 to Newcastle (with 500,000 if NUFC stay up)(Again don't mind,I know Nacho loves Rangers but far too inconsistant)
Alan Gow 250,000 to Burnley
Lee McCulloch 1 mill to Stoke (Been a major disappointment)
Madjid Bougherra will stay.
Andy Webster. .(who'd have him?. .someone take em please. .what a waster!)
Hemandi FREE to PSG (fingers crossed as he's another big earner)
Also I know people say keep faith in Walter but he's the man who spent 2 mill on Kenny Miller, a mill on Velicka,3.5 mill on big Lafferty (is he really worth as much as Boyd–he scored 3 goals last season)and 2.5 mill on Edu as well as bringing in Aaron (so why not play these two???!!)Mendes was a great signing and will definately stay. Personally I'd like them to take a punt on a hungry striker from the English lower leagues,Jamie Ward of Chesterfield springs to mind avalible at £400,000. .and play John Fleck!! Lets get through this Bears or as someone else said I really fear that 'the other lot' could do 4. . 5. . 6. . 7
Shankill Ally
  Just heard from my uncle who works on the groundstaff at goodison that manny fernandez is expected back on merseyside on tuesday morning for medical regarding loan period till summer with view to a permanent signing
  Dean Ashton 2 Arsenal – £16,000,000
Alex Witzel 2 Hull – Season long loan
Joe Ledley 2 West Ham – £2,000,000 plus Gabbidon
Scott Parker 2 Aston Villa – £12,000,000
Julien Faubert 2 Lyon – Swap for Striker Fred
Jack Wilshere 2 Preston – Loan
Simon Church 2 Carlisle – Loan
Stephen Hunt 2 Everton – £1.5,000,000
Andrew Keogh 2 Carlisle – £250,000
The Biggest Shock Is
Craig Bellamy 2 Man City – £10,000,000 plus jo plus Micheal Johnston

Tevez going nowhere
Given going nowhere
Ronaldo going nowhere
Ribery going nowhere
McGeady going nowhere
plus many more that's been rumoured to be leaving clubs but not much transfer action

West Ham owner Gudmundsson is Selling club For £195,000,000 or there abouts to none other than DIC so liverpool unlucky for missing out

a person in the know premier league head of media but can't say for which club but it maybe obvious since i no so much about the club!
  Hartlepool are set to sign central defender Ole Budtz from Danish team AFG. His brother Jan is already at the club. He is expected to replace Michael Nelson who is set to join Leeds next week.
  In response to the ailing Burnley fan:
Burnley: Signings? Possible completed deals for ADO den Haag winger Leto Scwiebbe and Rangers full–back Steven Smith. Links with a number of players – namely a striker to replace Akinbiyi, most likely Stephen Naismith, although Notts Forest also making enquiries. It was a tapped line, so my N.O.T.W insider could say no more ;)

Malcolm Shaffer
  Celtic fan here
Just Reading this site to see what rumours are hapening and I seen some weird guy saying that owen coyle will sign Steve. Whitiker and alan how for £250k each. Steven whittiker is a great player just ransgers have ruined him. I can remember wanting him to come to Celtic and sen I heard he went to the Huns I knew he would be as good as he was at hibs.
Serious rumours now.
Barca young kid being targated by the hoops.
Lewandowski being watched by scouts for a year now
Body. And mcgeady to leave in re summer and celtic will have around 30 million to spend on quality players.
Sorry for some spelling Mistakes As am fawlin sleep and i'm on my ipod and it keeps changing my words
  Sorry rangers fan your only decent player will go 2 wigan by next week poor u
but celtic will look 2 get ebans–blake from wolves and one or two barcelona boys
  Goona Numba 1

Just taking the opportunity to correct so called ARSENAL fans, or any of you pretending to be Arsenal fans with ridiculous speculation.

Arsene needs a replacement for Cesc right? WRONG! Wenger has only been linked to Arteta and Arshavin. Yes they can both play in the position that Cesc holds, but these players are more the sort that Wenger likes to put on the wing. So whether we buy someone to play on the wing to keep Diaby and Denilson central where they belong instead of covering for our many injured wingers, or whether we bring one of them in to keep Cesc's spot warm before they go out on the wing, whoever it may be, it will be a player in the same mould (winger/attacking midfielder). We have way too many cantral midfielders in the works (Denilson, Diaby, Merida, Bischoff, Ramsey, Lansbury, Coqulin).

Some other important facts that we have to remember – from Wenger's mouth – are that Wenger has said that'll he'll look for an older player to avoid the possibility of one young player limiting first team chances for another young player, leading to a lack of development. A 26/27 year old would be perfect. Also from the great man himself, he stated that he only wants ONE OR TWO players. So you know what you can do with your ridiculously long lists of fantasy football transfer dontcha people?!

On to trasnfers.
Arshavin – ONLY A POSSIBILTY . . People seem to think this is a done deal, but it's all too likely that money will be a stumbling block, especially as City seem to now be in the picture, and could easily outbid us.
Ribery – Maybe I'm dreaming, but I'm not the first to bring up this possible transfer.
  Someone wrote "Spanish bank Santander is currently in talks with Royal Bank of Scotland about buying Liverpool if HIcks/Gillett default on repayment in summer. Santander see Liverpool as a great brand to esatblish themselves in UK market. If it happens expect to see Liverpool spend a lot in Spanish market in Summer."

What a load of ballcocks. Santander's financial problems are worse than RBS and Hick/Gillette combined. AND it's HBOS that the loan to the Yanks is made from. AND Santander are already well established in the UK market, never heard of Abbey National or Alliance & Leicester?

And what's with the Arshavin to whoever for 13.5 million? HIs club were asking 18 mill for him PRIOR to his Euro exploits where he shined.
  Darren Bent is anxious to get out of Spurs now that Defoe has rejoined and Harry's preferred striker duo is Defoe and Pavlyuchenko. He also doesn't want to be there come the end of the season when Spurs get relegated.
A loan deal to Everton with an option to buy in the Summer would be a good move for him but Harry's problem is his main strike duo are cup tied and he has nobody else to play up front.
So the question is will Bent force the issue before transfer deadline day by putting in a written request so he has a chance of playing for a side that's staying in the Premiership?
  David Bentleys stock as dropped at spurs. He will be loaned out to Rangers until the end of the season in an effort to get his value up again so spurs can off load him.

WGS is on his way out at Celtic. Craig Levin will be his replacement.
  Why do Ranger's and Celtic's fans think they have such good players? When Celtic or Ranger's whenever they try and sign a player they never get rivaled by a top four club in England or even a mid–table one at that.

Kris Boyd will probably drop his wage demands and join Birmingham might be for a cheaper price though considering the haggling. Should happen this week.

McGeady is not Premiership quality and so a host of Championship clubs will be after him Celtic fan's if you think he's in the 11–14m bracket you are deluding yourselves. Top three Championship teams chasing him for about £4m.

Reading will spend the most though. They'll bring in – Michael Knightly (Wolves), Jo Ledley (Cardiff), McCormack (Cardiff), Chopra (Sunderland). Out's – Stephen Hunt, Kevin Doyle, Federici.
  I Heard From Inside Parkhesd That Celtic Were Very Interested In Ex Ranger Peter lovenkrands But It Never Got Pass 1st Bass Bacause He Was Scared That His Life Whould Be Hell In the Goldfish Bowl That Is Glasgow,

  My opinion only.

SAF has decided that Tevez is not worth the money. He's gotten good service out of him and a parting of the ways is likely especially as Tevez has started to sulk.
United have good young talent and other targets to pursue.
Ronaldo will be leaving also if the offer is right but his dip in form may prompt Real to reduce their fee and wages offered which may be a stumbling block. World Players of the Year can rarely sustain that level of form and that's what is happening to the Ladyboy.

Too early to dismiss Berba as a bust. He will be given at least another season before any decisions are made.
Anderson and especially Nani are proving a little disappointing and Carrick, Park and Fletcher are
more reliable. Hargreaves will struggle to get a regular place when he returns.

The other big issue is what of SAF himself? Too much unfinished business to walk away at the end of this season but I expect next one to be his last. His successor will have to buy in to his philiosophy of using the scouting network to bring in talented willing young players and supplementing them with class acts from other teams.
Not all transfers pan out but no money to be wasted on selfish disruptive prima–donnas.
  Cardiff city 100%
ched evans is signing on loan this week,jones as been chasing him all summer and hes finally got is man,as man city are signing 2 strikers this week.
that will be it then for city unless ledley moves to everton,who have made bid.midfielders being talked about are koumas,mark randall arsenal,andy king being watched at leicster and ben watson from palace.100%
  MASSIVE VILLA NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have it on very good authority that Martin O'Neil is currently in in talks with Werder Bremen for Brazilian playmaker, DIEGO :–) The midfielder will make the switch to Villa Park in the next week in a deal reported to be in the region of £16m – £18m.

Great news for the Villa as they push for ther title!

  Arsenal are set to look for a cheap fix in the defensive midfield area because wenger knows he need another 3 players within the next 6 months, and are looking at an expierenced argintinean who plays for boca, believe me, this could be another wenger masterstroke.
The other 3 players are;
A central defender (tall and comanding)
A player who can play on the wing and occasionally play in the center.
A striker.
However the only other player who will definately sign in janurary is the midfielder come winger Arshavin is likely(arsenal are his preferance over city as he will be past his best when city break into the champions league he's 27 now and it could well be another 3 years before city break in and he feels that he can help arsenal get into next seasons champions league.) though this will be one of the few times wenger splashes out he may go for a player who he really admires.
  Benitez will invest heavily on young players in the summer.

He will bring in:

Hernanes + Aislan (15mil) Sau Paulo
Renato Augusto (9mil) Leverkusen
Kuba (8mil) Dortmund
Glen Johnson (10mil) Portsmouth

Also joining will be Emile Heskey (free) as a back up to Torres. There will be NO 20mil+ signings, like it or not.

Benitez will try and get a lot of players out on loan instead of selling them either to increase their value or see if they have potential:

El Zhar, N'gog, Leto, Plessis Anderson, Hamill, nd a few other as well. He wants the playing either premiership, championship or la liga football. That said, if he gets a 5mil bid for any of the first 4, or 3mil+ for Anderson and Hamill he could well take it if there are buy back clauses.

Benayoun, Hyypia, Pennant will all leave permenantly. Althought a lot of money will be spent and only around 10mil will be brought back, Rafa believes that the players out on loan could have their value rocket. If they are not a success, it doesn't really matter as their values now are low anyway.
  Celtic News;

Ched Evans – Man city – Loan (view to permanent summer)

Andrew Driver – Hearts – £2.5m + Chris Killen

Steven Hunt – Reading – Between £. 2m and £3.5m, however much Reading board need/value him
Also possibly his brother Noel Hunt – £1.5m

All of the above are only possibilities not all will go through. No BIG names at paradise until summer, where the board will strengthen to try to advance further in the Champs League. Also only bit–part players will leave the club. Lee naylor will go in summer.
  On the ribery to arsenal rumour. I would absolutely adore that to happen but bayern would just demand a hell of a lot more than 15m, think more 35m and we will just not spend it. Besides arshavin is coming, along with either Sebastien Battaglia from Boca and maybe Makoun from Lyon but that is unlikely,
  More Norwich news !!. very strong is Adi Boothryd and Malky Mackay as the next City management team as Roeders time is fast running out,but DON'T count out Aagie Hardaire as an outside bet,Boothryd and Malkay fans favourite but many forget that Aagie was an ex player and has done well in management with restricted resources.
  These are some deals I have heard which seem likely to happen, I work in the financial department at the FA which all clubs have to run their buisness through, As i said these deals are maybe's not definates for the summer time or jan however –

Felliani – Everton – Arsenal – 19.5 Million – Summer

Tevez – Loan at Man United – Real Madrid – 32 Million – Summer

Van Den Borre – Fiorienta – Manchester City – 5 Million + Nedum Onohura

Elano – Manchester City – Inter Milan – 8 Million

Sulley Muntari – Inter Milan – Totenham – 7 Million

Craig Bellamy – West Ham – Totenham – 10 Million

Rory Delap – Stoke – Newcastle – 3 Million

James Beattie – Sheffield United – Fulham – 4 Million

Dario Srna – Fulham – Free

Lastly Plymouth Argyle are attempting to raise 1 million for Ricardo Vaz Te

this is all i know, enjoy

secret santa
  Hamburg and Manchester City are chasing Dirk Kuyt. Both are willing to pay around 15mil for him.

Liverpool are after 4 Brazilians in Aislan, Anderson, Hernanes, Renato Augusto.

Chelsea will make a 19mil move for Angel Di Maria

Arsenal will complete a 13.5mil for Arshavin soon.

Manchester City will put in 15mil bid for Arshavin who doesn't want to go there. They will bid 32mil for Tevez in the summer and will pay owen 90,000/week as well.

Manchester United will sign Fabian Delph for 8mil + add ons.

Theo walcott is going nowhere.

Whoever offers Liverpool 18mil+ for Alonso will sign him. Benitez still wants Barry for 11mil in the summer as he will have only 1 year left on his contract.

Portsmouth will make a 2mil loan bid to take Lucas leiva to Fratton park for next season.
  Joe Ledley will sign for Liverpool for 6m
  Rangers are interested in signing John Utaka.
Pompey are looking in to signing Bosnia and Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko, a 22 year old who has scored 5 goals in 12 games.
O'Neil and Barton will have fresh bids put in for them Monday morning and the arrivals of Manuel Fernandes and Edu are imminent! You heard it here first!
  I have been hearing for the last 2–3 months that Celtic fc are at last ready to spend some money with the possible arrival of pablo cesar aimar from Benfica. With Benfica ready to deal to balance there books. Also nery castillo (loan) and marco janko, would like to know if anyone else has heard this.
  SAFC NEWS. sunderland are locked in transfer negotiations wih 2prem clubs in our search for a central defender. most likely options: Ben haim, Upson, Onuoha, Scharner.Mags to sign more rubbish and over pay them– lovenkrands hahahahaha FTM

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