Football Rumours Archive November 12 2006


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Rafa is looking at his squad an needs to improve in some area's(mainly youth). Benitez is will sign:


Micah Richards - 6m

Curtis Davies - 9m

or Anton Ferdinand- 6m

Daniel Alves - 9.5m


Simao - 9.5m


these youth team players will be introduced into the first team more often:

Lee Peltier(defensive utility player)

Danny Guthrie(center attacking midfield)

Paul Anderson(right wing)

Craig Lindfield(striker)

Rafa will possibly sell Pongolle. if so, He will buy replacement which will probably be either;

Darren Bent - 7.5m

Jermain Defoe - 7m

Klass Jan Huntellar - 9m

Rafa can also see some players who either are not doing anything for the club or are to old, therefore he will release/sell them:

Dudek - 1-2m

Finnan - retire/sold for 1-2m next summer

Hyppia - retire next season

Fowler - retire next/2 seasons

Zenden - 1-2m

and possibly Garcia - 6-7m

Neither Kewell or Gonzalez will be sold! they are both class and gonzalez just needs games!

LFC team next season:


Richards Carragher Agger Riise


Pennant Kewell


Kuyt BellamyCeltic will sign either Andy Cole or James Beattie in January as Strachan knows he needs another striker while Zurawski, Jarosik, Thompson and Craig Beattie will definately be sold in the summer at the latest. If Maloney decides to leave- and Strachan won't panic has more than capable cover for that position in Megeady, Pearson and Riordan- Celtic will try their best to sign Beckham. Celtic will look to sign from their feeder club Hibs Scott Brown as Lennon is likely to leave in the summer, retiring or joining up with Martin O' Neill at Villa. Rangers are running out of time to sack Le Guen but Murray has a history of sticking too long with managers when they are in deep trouble. Pressly will sign in Jan with Robbie Neilson but Rangers cannot afford any more players and are definately not in for Scott Brown as they have no money. Jim Jefferies of Kilmarnock will become Rangers new manager as soon as Le Guen gets the sack.

BOONDOCKTo the person who said the hammers will "sell" mascherano and tevez to free up money. They are owned by the media group and they will recieve the transfer fee's not west ham.

expect Glenn Roeder to be replaced before the end of the season and take up a role as acadamy director.Warnock WILL NOT be going anywhere. In Summer Rafa attempted to bring in Lucas Neill, but could not get him without giving Warnock in return. That scuttled the deal at the last moment. Rafa specifically said he WILL NOT sell Warnock. This was all documented on the LFCtv website. Look it up. Rafa sees Warnock as the long term succesor to Riisse on the left with Agger and Palletta in the middle. Future RFB is still up in the air. A new deal for Neill is expected in Winter/Summer unless LFC is able to get their #1 wishlist RFB/MF. I think we all know who that is.To the bloke who said United will get ronaldinho and lippi as assistant, bang on mate! only snag is ronaldo will to to barca as part of deal.I'm not as 'connected' as some of you dog walkers are but. during the henry/barca saga in the summer ronaldinho was quoted as saying he'd love to play alongside henry. didn't materialise in the end but now that the talks of ronaldinho moving to the prem. c'mon you know where im going with this, arsenal to have one deadly srtike force 07/08 seasonMAN U NEWS: Adu-Man u-[price-??], W.Brown-Tottenham[price-6.5m], Hargreaves-Man u[price-17m+evra on loan], Howard-Everton[price-7m], Hamsik-Man u[price-6m], Ogbuke-Man u[price-??], Kerlon-Man u[price-6m].


In january west ham will NOT sell either tevez or mascherano, They will strengthen their squad with: camoranesi[9m], edwards[500k], alberto[free], Gray[2.5m], Eastwood[3m]. we will line up like this: Green, Spector, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Konchesky, Camoranesi, Benayoun, Mascherano, Etherington, Tevez, AshtonCeltic to sign pre contracts with

Tomaschuk and Kadleck in the January window.

An unnamed American too follow.Im an arsenal fan and have it on good authority that the following players will be signed in Jan/Summer: Micah richards from Man City to come in Jan with Shaun Wright phillips or Aaron Lennon. Also Ledley king a possibility. Wenger also wants Ribery who has already practically signed the contract. Henry has told Wenger he wants Ronaldo from real Madrid to be his strike partner, if this does not happen Walcott will be given a first team place. Other players with a chance of a move are lionel Messi- swap for van Persie cause Rijkaard likes him n has fallen out with the argentine and also Robinho from madrid with Baptista going back and Reyes swapped permanently. Robinho has fallen out with Capello because Reyes is getting more oppurtunities. Also practically a certaren'ty is the signing of the Legend David beckham, Henry has publicly praised Beckham and his experience and awesome quality and delivery will tempt Wenger. I have not just made these rumours up I have a source who works at the club, not all will come off but some will!It's stupid to say Reina is going to leave of his poor form but it's not his fault.It's the defence that's the problem. Liverpool to sign Sergio Ramos for 10m pounds+Garcia.

Defence to start

RB:S.Ramos CB:J.Carragher CB:D.Agger LB:J.Arne RiiseMAN UNTIED NEWS!

Man Utd will sign Shaun Maloney from Celtic in January for £1m as a replacement to Ryan Giggs

Ronaldo is going to Real Madrid and is in a swap for Cassano and Madrid will also give us £8mSAF is looking for new talent and not the united reserves after scouting sahin as a possible target SAF could also take at Daniel de Ridder of ajax as another talented wide man to replace giggs and end richardson burrowed time at united he may also try a bid for long term target sneidjer altough it is unlikely to be accepted. Daniel de Ridder however could be bought for 4-7mil with SAF believing he is worth every penny. SAhin could cost as much as 10million and maybe even Lennon though that could be over priced as he is english talent which are hard to find.Blackburn January News


David Dunn - £400k

Gomma - £1.5m

Alan Smith - Loan


Andy Todd to Burnley

Michael Gray to Leeds

Dom Matteo to LeedsCoventry News::: I hate to says this but this one is true, as we haven't paid for McKenzie yet, Norwich are targeting on of our players on the cheap. The player in question is Stuart Giddings,I estimate the valve of our young prospect is around £750K, We owe Norwich around £300k from the Mckenzie so expect the sale of Giddings to Norwich on the 1st of January for £450k. This is true and will happen, how do I know this you ask, because I was told by a friend who is very close to Micky Adams! Great, one more bright light stolen from us!Harry Redknapp and Martin O'Neil will join the race to take Alan Smith on loan for the rest of the season. If Redknapp signs Smith, he will allow Lomana LuaLua to join Fulham for £4 million.

=v1=Lucas Neill, Curtis Davies and Anton Ferdinand are the players being monitored by Rafa Benitez.

=v1=To the hammers fan who stated that the argies would be sold to free up funds, this could be done but due to the way they are playing they are worth barely anything, not to mention they only own a small % of the players rights.

to the scum (everton) you won't get nugent because newcastles wage structure is soo much bigger than evertons and big freddie will make an offer that PNE cannot afford to not take.

Duff is likely to leave in january because it is seen that he is holding n'zogbia back, who will not be sold to the gunners. Rossi may stay the rest of the season, although he wasnt in the squad for the manc game, because ameobi was playing. alan smith might come to the north on loan, which would be a pin to hold milner from wanting to leave.

Come on the toon revivalManchester City defender Sylvain Distin decided to remain at Eastlands for one more season in the summer to see out his contract, but the Frenchman has since had another change of heart and will seek a move in January. Portsmouth and Middlesbrough were both interested in the summer, and they could both revive their interest, but I hear that Charlton Athletic could be poised to launch a £2m bid when the transfer window opens. City boss Stuart Pearce would be interested in receiving a cash injection for a player who will cost nothing just six months later, and already has England's new boy Micah Richards as a ready made replacement. (Inside Man)Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder is planning a squad makeover in the January transfer window. The Magpies are struggling at the foot of the table and Roeder knows he needs to change things quickly. One of the first players out the door will be wing flop Albert Luque, who cost £9.5m from Deportivo 18 months ago. Luque has failed to adapt to life in England or the Premiership and is wanted by several clubs in La Liga, including Real Betis, Sevilla and Villarreal. Titus Bramble, Stephen Carr, Craig Moore, Emre, Kieron Dyer and Antoine Sibierski will all be told to look for new clubs as well, with several players expected to replace them at St James Park. Real Madrid outcast Antonio Cassano will join on loan until the end of the season, but no permanent deal will be fixed as the Geordies should have Michael Owen, Obafemi Martins and Shola Ameobi all back to full fitness by the end of the season. Newcastle are also monitoring Mauro Camoranesi's situation at Juventus and could place a £6m bid in the new year. (Inside Man)Shaun maloney plans to wait and see who wants him ,he would be satisfied with a 4-9 place prem side although he will stay at glasgow for future european campaignsFranck Ribery to Arsenal

Shaun Maloney to Aston Villa

Joey Barton to Blackburn

Michael Chopra to Bolton

Stijn Stjnen to Charlton

Joao Moutinho to Chelsea

David Nugent to Everton

Phil Jagielka to Fulham

Jeremy Mathieu to Liverpool

Steve Sidwell to Man City

Craig Gordon to Man U

Derek Riordan to Middlesbrough

Wayne Bridge to Newcastle

Sylvain Distin to Portsmouth

Lee Hendrie to Reading

Gareth Bale to Tottenham

Freddy Eastwood to West Ham

Wilfred Bouma to WiganMilan have expressed an interest in Real Madrid target Fernando Gago of Boca Juniors, Gago is thought to be available from 10-15millionAlan smith will sign for Aston Villa on a 6 month loan deal in januay. Villa will also sign Shaun Maloney and Aiden McGeady from CelticUNITED NEWS man u will try 2 sign a midfeilder in jan possibly Aldo Duscher or Kristofer Heastead then expect 2 see a massive movement in the summer with Fernando Torres and Owen Hargreaves top of the list then a left winger 2 replace giggs's aging legs Franck Ribery is top of the list but depends on cash flow then a right back Nelson of Benifica tops the list here but expect the sale of a defender 2 cover the cost from wat i here Silvestra is most likley other possible departures are Richardson will look 4 first team football else where and the legend that is Ole gunnar Solskjaer will retire (we will miss u Ole). but don't believe the romours bout Ronaldinho comin Barca will get rid of Rijkaard be4 Ronaldinho and the same said 4 Kaka at Milan and United haven't got the money 4 them anyway not with 2 big money moves 4 Hargreaves and Torres already lined up they don't need them either as they already have Ronaldo and Rooney who incidently will not be sold as no1 could afford them not even chelski.Ronaldinho - acmilan/ man utd - 30 million minimum

huntaleer- ac milan/ man utd 14 millionREAL MADRID

Want to have a mix of solid technical Argentinians and pacey skillful Brazilians and Spaniards

They WILL sign Higuian, Gago, Belluschi Marcelo, Mexes, Alexis and Reyes Permenantly

They WILL sell or release Ronaldo, Cassano, Beckham, R.Carlos, Salgado, Pavon, Minambres

The Squad Will Be:

GK: Casillas, Lopez

DF: Cicinho, Sergio Ramos, Cannavaro, Mexes, Marcelo, Alexis, Helguera, Raul Bravo

MF: Diarra, Emerson, Guti, Gago, Belluschi

FW: Robinho, Raul, Van Nistlerooy, Higuian, Reyes

This will all take shape in January with Gago, Higuian and Alexis as they have spotted that is all that's needed for now to attempt winning the Champions League and regain the League title with no-one leaving in January but quite a clear-out is going to take place in the summer with a squad "freshen-up" as they look to once again dominate Europe as the have done.

PS. Valenica will sign Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano and Barcelona will sign Anderson and Lucho Gonzalez from Porto

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