Football Rumours Archive December 14 2007


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My friend works at Emirates and has relayed to me that Arsene is now one of the suitors of Brazilian forward "Lenny" and will try to take him away from the Glazers. Man United are still frontrunners for the the young sensation's contract, but now they have competition.

  Let me just put a few things straight, although Benitez seems to prefer his other forwards to Crouch he does not want to sell him and particularly to another Premier League side. He sees Crouch as a MR Fixit for the problem games and a useful sub. Benitez already has a pre–agreement in place to take Quaresma and will also be looking at Richards and Elano as serious options. I know this for a fact please remember where you heard it.

i know trust me.




swp (8.5 mill)

jermain defoe (6 mill)

peter crouch ( 9 mill)

scott carson ( 8.5 mill)

jose bosingwa ( 7 mill)

nicole dica ( 5 mill)

justin hoyte ( 2.5 mill)


thomas sorenson ( boro – 1 mill)

marlon harewood ( charlton – 1.5 mill)

gary cahill ( sheff united – loan)

osbourne ( crystal palace – loan)

luke moore ( west brom – loan)

  Steve bruce is hoping to sign two new forwards to fight for places in his new 4–3–3 formation.

heskey is the main man up top, with bent and aghahowa but he wants competition. cameron jerome from his old club Birmingham is being lined up – £5 million is the figure. The other forward is going to be one of James Beattie or Marlon King. £5 million–£6 million would be needed to prize away from the championships Sheff United and Watford.

Arsene Wenger is looking to make Bulgarian trialist Nikolay Dimitrov his only signing of the winter window other than Johan Djourou returning from on loan. the 20yr old is on tril at Arsenal as we speak and levski sofia are willing to do business if Wenger plans to make it permanent.

he can opperate up front or wide on the left. a type of player has gone for on so many ocassions. (overmars, Henry, Reyes, vPersie, Eduardo)


  In January Newcastle will sell:

Ameobi (straight swap deal for Diouf) Bolton

Pattison (£200 k) Permanent to Norwich

Carr (£1.5 million) the Hammers

Harper (player exchange with Hutton) Rangers

Ramage (£2 million) Bolton

Harper (£2 million) Middlesborough

Total In: £5.7 million

Newcastle will sign:

Derek Boateng (£1 million) Beitar Jerusalem FC

Andranik Temourian (£900 k) Bolton

Ben Tozer (£500 k) Swindon

Wes Brown (Pre–contractual agreement) Man U

Hutton (£3 million)

Krul (Loan return) Falkirk

Total spent: £5.4 million

No cash for Allardyce so he will have to make his money out of selling players.

  Lehmann, Arsenal to Wolfsburg £2 million (Jan)

Podolski, Bayern to Bremen £6.5 million (Jan)

Maloney, Villa to Celtic £1 million (Jan)

Taylor, Portsmouth to Villa £6 million (Jan)

Diego, Bremen to Real Madrid £8 million (Jan)

Koller, Monaco to Nurenberg £1 million (Jan)

  Rafael Benitez has told Fernando Torres in training he will not start against Man United.

  Media Sports Investments have told Liverpool they want double the original price they asked for, £36 million

  Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is lining up a move for Porto rightback Jose Boswinga for a deal that could rise to £12 mill

  To the guy who says Rangers are a second rate club, he obviously has been drinking too much in order to drown his sorrows at Boltons lacklustre performances. Rangers challenging for the Scottish Premier League Title, Bolton heading for the championship. Enough said. Rangers would not want Kevin Davies, he's fat and useless. Darcheville, Boyd and Naismith are much better forwards. A more realistic target for Rangers is Kenny Miller and possibly a move for Angelos Charisteas.

  Everyone has it on good authority through some nobody that teams will sign numerous players. I have it 100 percent confirmed that Celtic FC has the following players below on their wanted list, but if I dare mention the source it will open a massive can of worms within parkhead. This list is very very true.


1. jones–sunderland £6.5 mill

2. robbie keane–spurs £4.5 mill

3. finnan–liverpool £2.5 mill

4. shock–feyenoord– gio van bronk–£1.5 mill

5. david murphy–hibs £1.7 mill

6. henrik back in. talks advanced. gio his best mate.

7. appiah–his agent keeps asking.–£5.8 mill

  I'm related to a member of the staff at Goodison Park. The word at the moment is that David Moyes is keen to sign Emmanuel Eboué from Arsenal. Moyes sees Eboué as the perfect right winger come right full back. With Eboué able to play right wing, and Arteta able to move to centre midfied, expect movement on this one very soon.

  Following on from my previous Celtic wanted list here is the rest of the list.

8. Taylor–Pompey–£5 mill

9. maloney already agreed £1.5 mill

10.Nugent–Pompey–loan deal rest of season.

11.2 players from spartak moscow–big secret–

12. benni McCarthy £1.5 + Sno, Combined £3.7 mill

13. Bedtnar–Arsenal £4 mill

players out

1Balde–Sunderland–swap liam Miller back

2. Sno–Blackburn part of McCarthy deal (3.7 million)

3. Riordan–WBA–£1.8 MILL

4. Magic–£1.5 mill–LA Galaxy

5. Rest all kids on loan

mon the hoops

Cmon the Hoops–

  The news here in Spain is that Bill Kenwright, the hapless Everton football club director, is negotiating with Valencia to bring midfielder Manuel Fernandes back to Everton on loan. Fernandes is unsettled at the Mestalla club, having made hardly any starts and mainly being used as a substitute. It is felt by all concerned that a loan would be ideal. Valencia want more from Fernades than he has so far given, and feel regular football might take him to their expected level. Everton, on the other hand, are much in need of some quality in midfield. Since the player has already showed his worth playing with Everton during his last loan, Kenwright, with support of his manager David Moyes, is desperate to secure the youngsters approval for the deal to go ahead. One sticking point is Fernandes' fear of being rejected by the Goodison faithful after the Portugese star snubbed the club earlier this year.

  Daniel Carvalho is having a medical at Inter and their just waiting for the window to open. Arsenal to sign Tresor Mputu, Ibrahim Afellay, Luka Modric and bulgarian winger Nikolay Dimitrov. Nasri a possibility for the Summer

  Chelsea to sign modric in January (he snubs FC Barcelona at last minutes)

Shevchenko to leave 4 AC 4 £12 million (rip off)

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hobbs (loan)

Hansen (loan)

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  I have got a friend originally from London who has been living in FC Barcelona for the last few years. He is a regular visitor to Espanyol's home games and has told me on a number of occasions over the last couple of months that Tottenham target Daniel Jarque would be a perfect signing for Tottenham. He contacted me today to tell me that the rumour amongst Espanyol fans is that privately the club are resigned to losing the defender if Tottenham come in for him, they will however, expect Tottenham to meet their valuation of him, so expect a deal of around £6.5 million. There has been tentative contact between the clubs already.

  In Jan Newcastle will sign Riise+ Sissoko for a combined fee of £10 million. Also joining will be Arshavin and Wes Brown. Manchester City will sign Vagner Love and Rio Mavuba.

  Rafa has been given money on condition that the majority of it is spent on young players. The owners understand that Rafa occasionally needs to sign some experience.

Rafa wants to sign:

Jeremy Menez (Monaco) £7 million L/RM

Steven Taylor (Newcastle) £8 million CB

Kakha Kaladze (Milan) £3 million C/LB

Javier Mascherano £17 million DM

Karim Benzema (Lyon) £12 million ST

He will let the following leave:

John Arne Riise – £7 million

Scott Carson – £10 million (Aston Villa)

Momo Sissoko – £8 million (likely to be Milan or Juve)

Andrey Voronin – £3 million

Kewell and Hyypia will get new contracts.

Hobbs and Guthrie will get the chance to impress

  As a the Hammers fan I feel that you need to know that, following Wednesday's disaster against Everton, Curbs will sell Gabbidon. He has constantly tried to get him to his best but has lost patience. Look for a sell to either Sunderland, Derby or a top six team in the championship. Also, Aton Ferdinand will be out by next Summer. Expect Aston Villa and Newcastle to make bids. With two defenders gone, Curbs will atempt to purchase Wes Brown and another defender from overseas, possibly Kompany.

In midfield, AC will be searching for a new Right Midfield for the long run for Freddie Ljumberg. Although Faubert is young, he is not constant and picks up easy injuries, so look for an offer for David Bentley and another. I do not expect Bentley to sign for us though.

In attack, It looks as though Camera will sign a permenent deal with us at the end of the season. Bobby Zamora is almost certain to leave to Reading in January but he will be replaced by a youth player coming through the ranks. It looks like Ashton will leave in the Summer for Newcastle or possibly Manchester City. We will try and get Huntletaar or Adriano as a replacement.

Up the Hammers, top 6 finish

  Everton, Newcastle and Portsmouth are all interested in the services of Swindon left–back Ben Tozer

  Luka Modric is headed to Spain, probably Barcelona. He does not want Chelsea to send him to PSV, and Arsenal will not pay so dearly. Arsene will look instead to Gourcuff, and also try for a pure pacy winger like Ben Arfa or Menez.

  Crystal Palace want to sign these players

Mark Yeates

John Oster

Stuart Fleetwood

Chris Morgan

Danny Webber

Hogan Ephraim

Derek Riordan

Jack Buckfield (gk)

Rob Kozluk

  Crystal Palace have made a £1 million pound offer for Celtics out of favour star Derek Riordan

  Everton signings in January

Loan signing of Lassana Diarra from Arsenal

signing of Matthew Taylor Portsmoth £6 million

Loan Signing of Manuel Fernandes Valencia

Signing of Emanuel Eboue from Arsenal £5.5 million

Loan Signing of Javier Saviola from Real Madrid

out January

Steven pienaar>

Joseph Yobo> African cup of nations


James McFadden £6 million to Celtic

Andy Van Der Meyde £2 million Az

  If the Coventry takover goes through then expect to see some changes at the club, with money to spend Dowie has various targets he will pursue with some going the other way.


Gary McShefferey (Brum) (Loan) From a reliable source

Fits Hall (Wigan)

Danny Butterfield (C Palace) nominal fee

Danny Simpson (Man United) Loan

Alan Lee (Ipswich) Adebola + £1 million Long term target of Dowie


Kevin Kyle – Wolves

Dele Adebola – Ipswich (Swap deal with Lee)

Ben Turner – Walsall (Loan) Needs more experience

Robert Page – Leeds or Swansea

Donovan Simmonds – Grays or Dagenham (Loan)

  Following my post yesterday I can reveal that Roy Keane will be willing to let Dickson Etuhu move to Everton to replace Lee Carsley. David Moyes is very keen for this. Roy Keane has allowed Etuhu to move following the Nigerian midfielders recent off the field problems.

I work at the local council in Sunderland and my links in the Council Tax section confirm that a certain Mr Wesley Brown has recently bought a property in the exclusive Tunstall Grange area of Sunderland.

Also a lot of rumours that Steve Mclaren will be coming to help Keane out until the end of the season.

Latest In's + Outs


Halford – Colchester (loan)

Stokes – Rangers

Yorke – Sydney FC


Gareth Shaw (hot prospect trainee) from Everton

Tyrone Mears – Derby

Ferdinand – the Hammers

Arca – Boro

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  D Nugent to sign for Sunderland in January for £6 million, very reliable source.

  there will not be much activity at Ibrox in transfer window with just a few players on there way out buffel, ugo Gow and burke (both loan)

  Rangers hope to sign Langfied and Hart from Aberdeen in January, both are out of contract in the Summer and have not signed new contracts on offer. Aberdeen might also lose Zander Diamond to Celtic as he has yet to sign new deal.


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