Football Rumours Archive December 13 2008


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Strong rumour is that Arsene wenger is off to Barca at end of season and Tony Adams is to be manager
  Arsenal rumours–Upson has abbout a 80% chance of returning to arsenal. Wenger himself said upson is one player he regretted letting go. Wenger also has long been looking at Green as well. And with Almunia unable to grow into the number 1 jersey it is possible that green too will be coming to the emirates. Because of financial problems at west ham, prices will be reasonable and not extortionate like some people are quuoting. 7 or 8 mil for upson would be enough and 4 for green would be enough. Barry or alonso will be joining at some point in the future. its just a matter of time.

coming in:

green or given
upson, alex from chelsea
hargreaves is a possibility is he is cheap enough, yaya, barry or alonso will be brought into midfield

if rosicky can remain fit, no wingers will be signed (apart from youngsters), if he cant wenger is monitering podolski n ribery, but he is put off by the price.

if van persie decides to leacve, expect vela to pick up his slack. if he cannot there is a chance of martins joining.

going out:
almunia– spain
diaby–england or france
bendter–france or italy
van persie is also slightly at risk of going to inter
  Hearts to go into administration early 2009.
They are currently trading well beyond their means and unable to sustain the level of debt amassed. Total net debt believed to be 30 million and unpaid creditors are now forcing the club into administration. With that level of debt, I cant see any white knight around the corner. Therefore it looks like the beginning of the end for the Jambo's. (Another Gretna) Beware of the rich playboys
  Liverpool will sign 3 players n january, a strike a left back and a right back.They want to inject some british into their squad so they will bid for glen johnson(6m), gareth bale(9m) and jermaine defoe(11m). They will have to sell to raise profits for these signings, so they will offload: Jermaine pennant (5m), andriy voronin(3m) charles itandje(2m) fabio aurelio(4m) yossi benayoun(6m) and lucas (6m). The owners will also make a bid of their own to sign polish wonder Jakub Blaszczykowski from Borussia Dortmund for 10m as sort of a present to liverpool Before they sell the club to whoever!!!.

  Gordon Strachan to renew intrest in Roman Pavlyuchenko who was a summar target prior to Spurs out bidding them after Euro2008. Cut fee of £5 million but would not be surprised if the fee was less.
Large rumours on Craig Bellamy to Celtic do seem to tick all the boxes of a genuine rumour and the early leak seems similar to the extended Shaun Maloney transfer saga.
  Joe cole has told freinds he expects to make a move across london in jan. and link up once again with harry redknapp at the lane. with jenas heding to villa. and dawson going to newcastle.ryan hemming.
  There is some utter rubbish posted on this site, but its entertaining anyway! To the geordies who keep mentioning massive names coming in, sorry lads but Kinnears been told his only mission is to keep Newcastle in the Premiership and the lack of any ambition means you are gonna lose the likes of Martins, Owen, Guitirez either in Jan or the summer! Youse won't have much cash and will bring in some fighters to keep you up!
LFC likewise have little cash for Jan transfers. Rafa will look at a right winger and a right back but that's it. Glen Johnson and Kuba are the most likely buys. It will be a different story at the end of the season with LFC getting Aguero and possibly Bale. I recently said agger would sign by next week, he is in a meeting on Monday with the club but it could go both ways. If we sell him it will not be for less than 10 mill and we may look to buy Dmytro Chygrynskiy from Shaktar as the scouts have been tracking him since the start of the Champs league!
  There are rumours going around Merseyside that Liverpool will be signing Evertonís Tim Cahill in the summer for a fee of 3 million
  Burnley will complete a double swoop on Scotland in January, signing Charlie Adam for £600,000 from Rangers, and paying £800,000 + Gabor Kiraly to Hearts for Andrew Driver.

Ade Akinbiyi will be leaving the club for Doncaster on loan for the rest of the season.
  Im reading a lot of rumours about Gareth Barry buying out his contract and moving to liverpool. This can not happen as a player who buys out his contract may not move to another club in the same league/country. The player must also give 12 months notice to his club, this has not happened. If Mr Barry were to buy out his contract it would cost him £2.5 millon which has to be paid in one lump sum, (a lot of money even for a football player).This is why you don't see many big players doing so. My guess is he will still be an Aston Villa player untill his contract runs out in june 2010.
Mr Shrewsbury tow
  My cousin works in manchester and he saw harry redknapp talking to shaun wright phillips in a restraunt and they looked happy when they came out

you heard it here first
ryan hemming
  To the dillusional person who said this "Big movements at Celtic this xmas: OUT: JVOH (ajax 6m) Nakamura (yokohama 7m) McGeady (swap for Kuyt) Donati (Palermo 4.6m) Killen (Hibs 2m) IN: Kuyt (liverpool swap for wee Aiden) Maxi Rodreguez (ath. madrid 5m) Colloccini (Newcastle 5m)

donati 4.6m?? need i say anymore! nakumura 7million that's a bit generous for a guy whos done nothing in two years! killen 2 million?? celtic fans never fail to amuse me, a will gie u £10 for the lot! arshavin to rangers, january
  To the Scouse chump that says Barry will buy out his contract and go to Liverpool – if he buys out his contract he will only be able to play abroad, not in the Premiership.
Now for the real Villa rumours – Villa to sign Santa Cruz (£16m), Doyle (£7m), Kyle Naughton (5m) and Leacott (£6m).
Out – Knight to Fulham £4m, Harewood to Stoke £4m, Osbourne to Albion £2m
Watch this space, in MON & Randy we trust!!
  Rangers Ins and Outs


Tonel £2million
Pennant Loan (with veiw to permanent switch)
Lovenkrands £1.5million Knock down price


Adam £2.5million (Blackburn)
McCulloch Loan (Wigan)
Hemdani £2million (Birmingham)

Ally McCoist is not goin 2 Sunderland as manager as he has been promised the Rangers job after Walter.

Celtic will not get Bellamy as he wants to stay in England
  Being a Stoke fan it is unheard of that I would like to enhance the footballing experience for ANY other fan ;D But this is different. I have just seen a picture (sent to me by brother at uni in Birmingham)Ian Walker outside the Car park of the Hawthorns. Really hope that this comes off for you baggies. With Scott Carson a liability. .Another dodgy keeper is all you need ;D
  Man city will sign both kaka and david villa as long as milan and valencia are prep to part with there top men this will happen because city are the only club prep to pay in excess of 60mil for each player and can also offer 200grand a week wages it may not happen in jan but it will happen milan need to build a new squad and valencia are skint cant see real madrid, chelsea, utd,liverpool,barcelona or any one else able to fork out the 60mil each required to sing these 2, when there respective clubs decide to cash in city will be waiting
  Tottenham will sell goalkeeper Cesar and present Ben Alnwick the opportunity to challenge Gomes for the no1 spot. Gilberto, Didier Zokora and Ricardo Rocha will also be sold, Zokora to Real Madrid, Rocha to Porto and Gilberto to Werder Bremen. Adel Taraabt will also be sold to PSG.
With those additional funds, Harry will look to sign Royston Drenthe or Aidan McGeady for £10m.

Arsenal will look to sell injury prone Tomas Rosicky and Emmanuel Eboue. Freddy Adu of all players will move to the Emirates for a fee of £6m.
  Newcastle will sign Ian Walker following his release from Bolton. It now looks increasing likely that Given will be on his way.
I read on here yesterday about Vinny Jones joining as a coach until the end of the season, ive also heard this from several reliable sources.
  Ok i know newcastle are not the best of teams and do not have the best of managers but what one person has put on this site is complete lies.joe kinnear has already spoken is not selling anyone in jan and then someone comes on and says: The 11 players are:
now come on,that is fake as michael owen is waiting to be offered a new deal and this says so on in the artice "owen waits on new deal."
martins has already spoken of his desire to stay at the club as has given and charles n'zogbia.joey barton said way back in the summer he wishes to repay the newcastle fans for what hes done.ameobi loves kinnear as jk has faith in him and starts him.viduka is also a fan of kinnear.steven taylor has just signed a three year contract a few months ago.kinnear has spoken of a new contract for harper.and beye still has two more years left on his contract(also habib beye is a newcastle fan any way and loves the city and the locals within it."the only thing believable from that list could be the sale of nicky butt who is in his last year of contract anyways.
kinnears january signins:
david suazo
babel(unhappy at lfc)
specail bid gift from ashley(last transfer hell be here):mcgeady(12m)
the club will be sold to a russian group of billionaires
  With Alex requesting a transfer he will make a shock move across london to yes arsenal who were interested in him before he signed for chelsea, Why would chelsea sell to arsenal, why would alex go to arsenal. .? Scolari knows that he needs to sell before he can buy, Alex wants to prove himself in england and also wants first team football (he will be 1st choice center back along side one of Toure or Gallas)
His replacement at chelsea will be a portugese international this portugese international will be joined by tuncay sanli also expect to see a winger signing.
Across london and arsenal expect to see Alex joined by Afellay, Alonso, an expierenced striker to replace bendtner and add expeerience and quality to the squad.
Barry will stay a villa until summer at least.
Abonglahor and young will also stay at villa.
  Alex Chelsea to Middlesbough – 4.5 mil
  Birmingham City Transfer Rumours:


Bobo Balde Free
Quincy Owusu–Abeyie 3.6m
Nigel Quashie Free
Nicky Hunt 2m
Keith Fahey 300k
Sead Ramovic Free
Danny Gabbidon 1.5m
Callum Davenport 1m


Stephen kelly 3m
Martin Taylor 750k
Radhi Jaidi 250k
Gary McSheffrey 3m

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