Football Rumours Archive November 13 2008


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Many Newcastle fans are concerned about the current state of the club. As far as my sources go i can tell you that there will be a takeover before the new year. It is an American consortium that have strong links with LA Galaxy, they plan to pay whatever is necessary to bring in either Shearer or Keegan. They will offer Joe Kinnear a role and will tie down Owen, Martins and Given to long–term deals. I am not too sure on transfer details but there will definately be money avaible for whoever the manager is.
  Benjani to arsenal????
never mate. . he can be next adebayor but only when adebayor leaves. .vanpersie,vela,bentdner,eduardo,simpson all r there. .Expect arsenal to sign 1–2 players from:
blaise matuidi–8mn
Morgan Schneiderlin–2.5 mn
  After Arsenal complete their league cup run which might go all the way to the final Arsene Wenger will be looking to loan out some of his young stars. The reason being that they will not play much of a part in the premiership, some not at all but Wenger is keen to continue their progress by getting some of them some further match experience. Wenger likes his kids to play football and is looking for a club who play good flowing football. The club he has pinpointed is a club who are known for a good footballing game who like to pass the ball around the pitch. This club is Luton Town. Wenger feels that not only will the club offer his players a chance to get some match experience and will continue there development as quality footballers but it will also give them a good work ethic and sense of responsibility as these youngsters will need to play their part to keep Luton up. The names have not been mentioned but there is a list of 6 possible youngsters for Luton to choose to take on loan if they want them
  Word around st james' park is with the impending change in ownership not only will kinnear be leaving by january, but the the backroom staff will be shuffled among them defensive coach chris hughton will be out and in his place lewis petterson who has worked with the reserves, big changes await nufc

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  Here are some rumours for you

Harry Redknapp is ready to rescue Richard Dunne from his Manchester City nightmare and bring him to Tottenham in January.

Manchester United have made Barcelona playmaker Xavi their top transfer target he will cost 20m
And United have also joined the chase for Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel, 19 but Standard Liege will want about £15m for the teenager.

Reading are considering making a bid for Ipswich left–back Dan Harding, who is currently on loan at Southend.

Spurs and Sunderland will bid 8m for Jimmy Bullard

Fiorentina are keeping an eye on Ipswich's Alex Bruce, the son of Wigan boss Steve

League One strugglers Huddersfield have put former Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd at the top of their wanted list

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is the managerial target for a Middle East consortium in talks with Nottingham Forest about a multi–million pound takeover of the Championship club
  Summer Transfers for Big 4 prem clubs:

Arsenal: Lenny, Lescott, Tevez, Toure
Chelsea: Kaka, Fabiano, Robinho
Liverpool: Barry, Aguero
Man Utd: Elano, Witzel, Huntelaar

Tevez and Robinho might see unlikely but Man Utd will not sign Tevez and have Rooney, Ronaldo Berbatov and are interested in new blood with proven record as campbell will be sold to Hull depending on there prem status. AW is an admirer or Tevez and tried signing him before West ham's dodgey interferance. Adebayor and Fabregas will both Leave, likely to be Barcelona and Toure will fill that void with Denilson and ramsey promising flair replacements. Robinho's move is all dependant on who they can bring in to keep him happy, he knows he's too good for City and their inconsistent from though expect a Jan influx of players to perhaps sway this move. Scholari also looking to bring more Brazilian influence and attackin flair to chelseas game, this will see Ballack and Anelka fly the nest to pastures new.

Also next gaffer to be sacked rest assured will be Mark Hughes, replaced by Mourinho on a huge deal, JM has already declared interest at returningto England
  Sol Campbell will join West Ham in January.
With Matthew Upson joining Portsmouth as part of the deal. – thefootballfixer.
  Newcastle United Rumour–After the takeover in january newcastle will make the headlines as michael owen leaves for chelsea in a swap deal with wayne bridge and 5m.also bastien schweinstieger and luka toni will join newcastle for a joint fee of 25m.Now you will be wondering why would these join newcastle. .well the reason is the wages at bayern all the players are on low wages the new owner will sort that out though
  Middlesbrough News.
David Wheater to Tottenham. 8.5million
Stewart Downing to Newcastle. 5.0million

Expect Downing to be replaced by West Ham`s Scott Parker for under £2 million. And Expect to see Portsmouth`s Sylvain Distin join Middlesbrough £2.8 million. As wheater`s replacement.
  You do hear some funny stuff on this site, and some utter crap. Liverpool are so skint its untrue, no way on this earth will you be bidding for Aguero, in fact the news earlier toady forcast that Liverpool may have to sell some players just to make your loan repayments (dont you just love the yanks, best owners in the prem!).
Vidic, Skrtl, Agger and Toure all moved for such samll fee's because they were coming to the prem from a foreign team and were pretty much unknown. They all, bar Skrtl, would now cost alot more if they were to move on. Lescott on current form is probably not worth much more than 8 or 9 mil but Yakubu is a proven premier leauge goal scorer and has a pretty similar record to Robbie Keane so if he's worth the nearly 20mil LFC paid Yakubu is worth much more than 9.
Don't expect too much movement in Jan, City to bid for anyone and everyone, Man Utd to sign a new defensive mid with Hargreaves career now looking uncertain, Liverpool to buy a new right back, Witsel to Arsenal, Onuhona to Blackburn in swap plus cash for Warnock, Dunne to Tottenham with Vagner Love, Alves back to Holland and Hunterlarr to Chelsea.
  Footballs No1 fan is obviously a kopite from Norway or Belfast having a go at Evertonians Lescott worth every penny of 8+million but isnt going anywhere anyway coming in will be Mcgeady from Celtic,Pogrebnyac(excuse the spelling)from zenit and possibly Defour from Liege.Doesnt look like anyone will be buying our GREAT CLUB anytime soon COYB
  I luv how apparently Liverpool are always going to buy 500 new players even though they're cash strapped even if DIC take over and United will apparently spend less than Hull haha

United to sign a striker, bidding war for Aguero and bid for Palacious

  Ive just seen Lassana Diarra meeting Roy Keane outside Sunderlands training ground. Is a january deal been secretly agreed with portsmouth. looks as if a £10 million price tag with pompeys chief executive peter storrie has been agreed because I know the sunderland board very well. Also I have heard Roy Keane may try and tempt Aidy Boothroyd to become part of his coaching setup. And also Watch out for a mad plan to build increase the stadium of lights capacity.

Also I`ve heard Zola will quit West Ham if they lose to Portsmouth and expect Paulo di canio and Big Sam allaydyce to become the dream management duo.
  Ok people, lets turn off footie manager for a sec and come back to earth.

In january, Man City will be the only team makin any moves. they'll have a go at signin augero, but he won't leave A. Madrid till the summer, hes still got the champs league to do. they'll go for defensive targets, lahm and cannavaro are their main ones but expect to see W. sammuel and morietti come in instead. Onouha and Elano will go, Hughes is trying to form a new look city. Liverpool will make moves for Zaki in the new year to sign for the summer or sooner and pennant will finally move to newcastle wih owen going in the other direction (seems daft but that's footie). Man U to finalise the Tevez deal and Arsenal will make a big effort to bring Henry back, but liverpool are also intersted in the £14m striker. expect chelski to do nowt till the summer where they will bring in kaka for a stupid amount. DIC will take over the pool in July and if u thought the gap in money is big now, its only gonna get worse. Liverpool, chelsea and Man city will bid big for targets and Man U will consolodate their sqaud with their debts still in the huge section. Arsenal will struggle next year to hold onto 4th with city and villa breakin thru.

Expect big changes next year, with an almost 2 tier prem league: the Rich and the Poor.

  Derby have made loan bids for west hams calum davenport and young chelsea midfielders micheal woods and sergio tejera
  Ex–Newcastle and Tottenham Defender Stephen Carr could be set to join league one side Colchester United on a Free Transfer.
  Keano is getting sick of no goals coming from only 2 or three players and conceding far too many "silly goals". So he has indicated his desire to sign more creative players highlighting Hunt and Bullard as likely signings in Jan. Also highlighted possible signings of Adil Rami and Urby Emanuelson.


I don't have any mates in high positions behind the scenes. I dont' have any family members that know players or directors. So I don't have any 'knowledge'.

All I know is what I see. And I'm just home from Hearts vs. Hamilton. I am 36 years old and have NEVER in my life seen such a talentless, first XI with such a lack of skill or fight. That was the poorest team I've EVER seen.

We have an overdraft of c. £30m – less than Leeds Utd. who couldn't handle that still with 30,000 crowds. The value of our land in Gorgie has went through the floor. Our Chairman has lost millions through the Lithuanian Bank. We have no sellable assets – (Berra, £1m?, Driver, £800k?, Kingston £600k?) hardly enough to pay the monthly interest, never mind the total overdraft.

Nobody (surely) wants to buy an SPL football team. .!? – so I don't see an Arabian / Oil Baron white knight any time soon.

I don't see a future for us other than going bust. A depressing post – but I'm hoping someone can correct me. Even Airdrie going bust needed a Clydebank disappearing to give them a window of opportunity. What happens if Hearts go completely bust. .???? Can we re–emerge in the league set up? Who would buy us? What would happen to the ground?

Enough from me. . too depressed to keep typing. But says a lot for the SPL as much as Hearts.
  Everton fc to make moves for
Elia lwm twente 3–5 mil
Obinna rwm inter loan
Mouthino/perrin sporting/st ettien 15/10 mil
  Liverpool will not buy a new right back as Benitez thinks that Arbeloa is consistent.However they will make the following changes in january

Kuba 8 million Dortmund

Pennant 6 million Blackburn
Ngog loan Monaco
Itandje 3 million Galatasaray

In the summer DIC will take over and the following bids will be placed

Schweinsteiger free
Aguero 31 million
Xavi 22 million
Bale 10 million
Sergio Asenjo 8 million
Antonio Valencia 14 million

Dossena 6 million Lazio
Alonso 15 million Valencia
Benayoun 4 million Sevilla
Nemeth 5 million Torino
Spearing 3 million Crystal Palace

Pacheco will be promoted to the first team

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