Football Rumours Archive December 13 2007


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Sven is trying to build a Champions League winning Porto style team. just like Mourinho did just a few years ago.

gk V. baia/A. isaakson

df R. Carvalho/M. Richards

J. Andrade/R. dunne

P. Ferreira/curluka

N. Valente/J. garrido

mf maniche/M. petrov

costinha/D. hammann

J. bosingwa/M. johnson

am Deco/elano

fw derlei/R. bianchi

B. McCarthy/bojinov

he believes with continued hard work and a bit of luck this season or maybe next they can push into the top 4. then, getting into the champs league with a hard working team and a few individually excellent players, thers no reason the could not emulate what Mourinhos Porto did four years ago.

  'I am a football analyst and have been working on Benitez for six months now–predicting signings and sales, body language etc. Do not think I am cocky for saying this. I just want you to believe it. ' Everyone's a football analyst, everyone tries to predict signings, hence this site. Onto the rumour, Nasri to Arsenal in January, Modric to Manchester City, Taylor to Liverpool, Bale to Man United (they Weirdly want him for right back), Berbatov to FC Barcelona. In the Summer, Eto'o and Drogba to Milan, Kaka to Real Madrid, Guti to Lyon, Ben Arfa to Chelsea, Kalou to Roma, De Rossi to Man United, Saha to Tottenham, Keane to Liverpool, Voronin to Sunderland, Jones to the Hammers, Etherington to Portsmouth, Benjani to Juve (lol at that), Trezeguet to Valencia, Silva to Liverpool, Sissoko to Inter, Adriano to Manchester City, Elano to Liverpool, Riise to Villa, Young and Agbonlahor to Arsenal, Eduardo to Bayern Munich, Podolski to Newcastle, Martins to Everton, Arteta to Real Madrid, Sneijder to Chelsea, Lampard to Inter, Menez to Arsenal, Eboue to Everton, Cahill to Man United. And there you go, I errr, analyse football and have done for my entire life.

  Liverpool to buy yet another forward Darko Pandev so that the can replace Peter Crouch

  I have been told from watty Smith that Alan hutton will only mbe sold if a bid of £15 million is received and that we will definitely sign Defoe or benjani not sure yet

  Bolton are prepared to make a £2 million bid in the transfer window for Liverpool's Sami Hyypia

  Chelsea are lining up a £15 million poach of Gabriel Agbonlahor

  Liverpool will try to make a mnove for Birmingham captain Liam Ridgewell in a deal worth £5 mill

  I've heard from Kelvin and Dixon Etuhu my cousins that Sven is beginning to lose patience with the like of Darius Vassel and Emile Mpenza. They may even have their contracts terminated in the coming Summer, although Qatar side "Al Fatahi" are showing a resounding interest in bringing Mpenza back to the Middle East in a lucrative deal involving Iranian Winger Ali Karimi going the other way, with City looking for a replacement for the mentally unsettled Ireland.

Leroy James

  Leicester City will sign:

Steve Howard – Derby (Striker)

Sylvain E–banks Blake – Plymouth (forward/Mid)

David Norris – Plymouth (Mid)

Peter Halmosi – Plymouth (Mid)

Peter Clarke – Southend (Def)


Fulop and John will be signed perm


Elvis Hammond

Jimmy Nielson



De vries






Ollie is going to be stamping his authority over the side.

  Heard on the grapevine that Newcastle will complete the following business in January.

IN: Wes Brown



Krul back from Falkirk to challenge Given

OUT: Harper

  After today's meeting with the owner been guaranteed funds for January. Importantly, the Mascherano deal will be wrapped up for £17 million with Kaladze also joining for £3 million. Rafa has said that there are players he wishes to let go and gave reasonable prices that he thinks they would go for:

Riise (6 million)

Sissoko (8 million)

Carson (10 million) already agreed

With the owners knowing that £25 million ish will be coming back into the club, they are ready to let Rafa spend.

For next season, Rafa has told the owners that he wants Kewell and Hyypia to be at Liverpool for a while yet, and although he will not go public on this, new contracts for the both of them are being drawn up.

Rafa wants to start building a young team, now that he has solid foundations. His main targets include Ezquiel Garay of Santander who is available for £10 million in the Summer; Jeremy Menez for a fee of £7.5 million is a big target. He is a Liverpool fan and this will bring his price down; Mark Crosas for 750 k from FC Barcelona.

Hobbs, Insua and Guthrie will also be part of the first team more often.

  Although I am a big fan of Leicester City and Patrick Kisnorbo, I am pretty much sure he is on his way to Fulham. After the West Bromwich game on Saturday I had a chat with the Ozzy center back. I asked him if the rumours were true, all he said was "I'm not commenting on anything yet, ill leave it up to Leicester and Fulham, I am not ruling anything out though".

To me that looks like he is off, you cannot blame the man, bottom tier of the championship or more money in the Premier League. We are all praying that he stays but it looks like he is on his way to London for around £3 million.


  Leicester City boss Ian Holloway is ready to raid former employers Plymouth Argyle to secure the services of both midfielder David Norris and defender Marcel Seip in a combined £5 million deal.

New Argyle boss Paul Sturrock is confident of hanging on to Norris who he signed during his first spell with the club, but is resigned to losing Dutchman Seip for around £2.5 million.

Full back Paul Connolly who's contract expires in June has rejected a new deal and is interesting both Southampton and Wolves but both are put off by the £600 k asking price to move in January. Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has offered in the region of £300 k for a transfer window move, while George Burley is content in waiting until June and pay nothing.

Sturrock has shown interest in Sheff Wednesday midfielder Yoan Folly and stiker Leon Best but must offload forwards first. Nick Chadwick looks set to join Swansea in January for a nominal fee, while former Swansea forward Rory Fallon, signed by Holloway for £300 k, is a target for League 2 pace–setters MK Dons with Paul Ince prepared to take the target man on loan with a view to a £200 k permanent deal in June. Cherno Samba could be released, alng with 19–year old Rueben Reid who has been on loan at Wycombe.

  Middlesbrough and Steaua Bucharest have come to an agreement regarding the transfer of 27 year old attacking midfielder Nicolae Dica for a fee of around 5 mil. euros. Nicknamed DiCanio by Steaua fans, Dica spent over four years with the Bucharest team and is keen to move to a bigger championship. Contract details will be discussed after the Champions League game against Arsenal this evening.

Daniel Carvalho of CSKA Moscow going to Inter and not to Man. City, as he has proved himself worthy of a transfer to the nerazzuri in the two games CKSA played against Internazionale in their Champions League campaign.

Vfb Stuttgart looking to replace injured Brazilian forward Cacau with Vfl Wolfsburg reserve Sergiu Radu, teaming up with fellow Romanian forward Ciprian Marica.

  Everton January Transfers


Lee Carsley £2 million– Cardiff

Iain Turner £500 k– Sheff Wednesday

Andy Van der Meyde £3.5 million– PSV Eindhoven

TOTAL: £6 million


Anthony Gardner £2 million

Stephen Pienaar £4 million

Thomas Gravesen £2 million

TOTAL SPENT: £8 million

  BIG ECK, s Christmas list



Kris boyd £4.5 million

Rafael schmitz £2.5 million

Djourou (extended stay)

Steven Smith £2 million

kenny Miller £3 million


inigo £10 million

Milan Baros £3 million

barry Ferguson £5 million

nicklas Bendtner £5 million

  To the guy who thinks Davies will leave Bolton for Rangers.

DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH Kevin Davies has been our focal point for the last three years. Without him, we would never have survived in the Premier League, never mind achieving European qualification. He is the main player and we will not give you him for anyone. I guarantee it. The only way Davies will ever leave is when he is too old to play in the Premier League and either retires or joins a second rate club. like Rangers.

On the other hand, Andranik Teymourian is eyeing an exit since Bolton's third manager who has coached him has also overlooked him. Spanish and German clubs are interested. Tal Ben Haim will not rejoin Bolton, but Chris Morgan will in order to compensate for Meite's loss in the African Nations.

  Alan Curbishleys patience with Anton Ferdinand has run out. Along with Carlton Cole, he is the last of the Bentley boys. While Cole has got his head down and grafted, Ferdinand is still too fond of the wannabe gangsta lifestyle. He will go to Portsmouth in a swap deal involving Matt Taylor + £2 million.

The Hammers will also make a swoop for Huntelaar. Man United and co have been making noises for a season or two but not followed through. The only other business in January will be fringe players going out on loan, or for nominal fees/freebies. Dailly, Quashie and Reid will be amongst the movers.



Murphy to OPR/Wolves

Connolly to Ipswich

Kavanagh to Preston

Varga to Norwich

Fulop to Leciester (permament)


Simpson Man United Loan

Brown Man United £5–6 million

Sidwell Chelsea £5 million

Ghally Tottenham £2.5 million

Roberts Blackburn £3 million

Forssell Birmingham £2.5 million

Beattie Sheff you £6 million

Anth L

  If Coventry get the proposed takeover expect to see movement in and out


D. Nugent (loan)

K. Commons £1.5 million

F. Hall £1.2 million

D. Sturridge (loan)

F. Merida (loan)


Adebola – Leeds Ipswich or Burnley (Nominal Fee)

Kyle – Wolves/Queens Park Rangers – 250 k–450 k

Hawkins – Port Vale/Doncaster – Free

Hildreth – Hereford – Loan

R. Page – Nottingham F – 50 k

All loans will happen in January with some permanent moves other being made in the Summer.

Also be warned Reading Watford Wigan Sunderland Fulham Murcia and Catania all keeping an eye on 4 Million Mifsud

  Collins John has all but agreed a January move to Bolton for £1.5 million.

Leicester on the other hand have offered Plymouth £1.3 million to take Norris, Nalis and two promising youngsters off their hands.

Mandaric had given Holloway 6.4 million to spemnd in jan, incl wages

  Justin Hoyte to Sunderland – fact

  I have news for Leicester fans as I know someone at the club. Ollie is after Plymouth players Hayles and Norris. Leicester will offer a small fee for Norris (100 k) and £1.5 million for Hayles to get around Norris' sell on Clause (from Bolton).

Ollie is also after Cherno Samba, who Liverpool and Man United bid £1.5 million for when he was a 15 year old at Millwall. Cherno is still young and Ollie feels he can work well with DJ campbell.

Ollie also wants to sign Commons from Forest and Porter from Scotland (who he bid £750 k for when at Plymuff).

The fox

  To the person who said Luis Garcia would sign for Wigan or Reading, do not make me laugh. This man is a Champions League winner and way too good for these clubs. The only reason he left Anfield was because his wife was homesick so he will not come back to England. The Liverpool scouting department has been working on Atletico Madrid left back Antonio Lopez, Vincent Kompany, Juan Mata of Valencia and Martin petrov of Manchester City. Even though he only signed for City in the Summer, momo Sissoko holds the key to any deal. City are desperate for a proven central midfielder and a swap deal is very likely. Jack hobbs will also leave for Derby, Sunderland or Wigan on loan if Danny Agger proves his fitness. Charles Intandje is also a shock contender for the exit door as Rafa is becoming more confident in David Martin and needs to cut the wage bill.


  With Celtic getting the extra money now Rangers are out of the Champions League (the Rangers now hoping for that big glamour match against the mighty Aberdeen) Strachan will be able to look away from Colin Pish of Kimarnock and bring in either Baros or Benni McCarthy in the Summer. Borac will be offered 40 k a week to stay and will take it however either Given/Cudicini/Van der Saar or Neimi will be signed if he decides to go (until it remains to be seen if Fox is going to be any good). The Henrik Larsson and Robbie Keane rumours will come every year until they are both over 65 however no smoke without a fire etc. al: Larsson's still got some juice in his old legs while Keane– at this stage of his career– needs to be in a team that will win something in his life–time.


  Sky Blue Rumours

To the persons that said Alki David could take over are you really City fans David had a 4 minute phone call with Joe Elliot after taking a look at the clubs stadium and looking at the financial side and in that phone call he stated he does not want to buy the club as he said the club is falling apart + Ranson and Sisu hav virtualkly got a done deal and he will give Dowie 5–10 milllion pound to spend in January so Dowie will be getting rid of a few players as well as buying so here are the transfers in and Out:


Lee Hendrie 500 k

fitz Hall 1 mill

Freddy Eastwood to partner top scorer Mifsud 1.5–2.0 million pound

Callum Davenport 750 k

Adam Johnson Loan


Michael Doyle (unfortunately) to a Premier League side maybe Reading 1 mill

Adebola Norwich, Ipswich 500 k

Kevin Kyle (thank god) Wolves 300 k

Stuart Giddings Loan Lower league side

100 percent TRUE


  My friend worked at Old Trafford as a building surveyor. this is his story. veloso is in line to United even Sir Alex ruled him out. maybe in Summer. ronaldhinho is not coming. FC Barcelona will not sell him. Sir Alex is looking for RB cover and daniel Alves is in his radar. regards

  Now that Rangers' Champions League ambitions are over Walter Smith is looking to move Egiuho, Cousin, Hemdani and Papac in January. Incoming targets are McCartney (Defender, the Hammers), Kovacevic (Midfielder, Lens) and Ogararu (Defender, Ajax)


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