Football Rumours Archive January 14 2008


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Can you believe it Man United have signed FC Barcelona Wonder–kids bojan and Dos Santos. also they will sign samir Nasri and aln hutton but could lose out on the race to sign berba

  Man. United have offered a contract for hertha berlin left back Gilberto. A two year contract. If he accepts he will come on a free in Summer as cover for Evra. He is over 27 years old which means, Fergie is hoping one of his youngsters will be developed enough to step in.

And second of all, Benzema to United is a little bit unlikely, becuae he sez he wants to play with Ronaldo at Milan ( His idol), But he supports Real Madrid. He did say he likes Man United. Sir Alex offered £20 million straight cash, and Lyon rejected it. They said come back in the Summer becoz they know there will be a bidding war, and the price will rise.

Mr. T: )

  Liverpool will not sign Bridge, Rafa is making sure that Insua is getting as many games as he can for the reserves because next season he will be thrust into the first team. Liverpool will look to Valencia to sign Silva (13 million pounds) and Marseilles to sign Nasri (12 million pounds), as well as the permanent signing of Mascherano (17 million pounds), all in the Summer. There will also be the shock signing of Ronaldinho on loan, with Liverpool paying all of his £2.5 million pound wages, from January until the end of the year with an unlikely option to sign permanently.

These will largely be funded by the sales of only these players; Sissoko (8 million), Voronin (2 million), Pennant (7 million), Carson (8 million), Gutherie (3 million pounds) and Riise (7 million).

  lfc news

Contrary to the rumours about DIC taking over at Liverpool this is not true, Gillet&Hicks are close to securing a loan to finance the new stadium + will give Rafa thier full backing and a rumoured £30 million transfer kitty for the Summer.

Mascherano will be signed on a permenant £17 million deal in the Summer.

Sissoko, Riise, Voronin and possibly Hyypia will leave the club.

  Everton January 08


Dan Gosling – Plymouth – £1.5 million rising to £3 million

Manuel Fernandes – Valencia – Loan option for £8 million buy in Summer

Pascal Chimbonda – Totteham – £4 million

Andrei Arshavin – Zenit – £15 million Euros


Lukas Jutkiewicz – Plymouth – Loan

Patrick Boyle – Plymouth – Loan

Bjarni Viddarson – Preston – Loan

Scott Spencer – Yeovil – Loan

Stephen Connor – Partick Thistle

Andy Van Der Meyde – Psv – nominal fee

Anderson Da Silva – Barnsley – Loan

James McFadden – Birmingham – £4.5 million

  Stewart Downing to sign for Tottenham on Tuesday for $10 mill

  I have contacts at both Celtic park and Ibrox this is what I have heard.

Celtic will sign– Jason Roberts Michael Turner Craig bellmay Steve sidweel on loan

Rangers will sign– Luke Moore andrew driver and possibly jean allan boumsong

both clubs will fight it out over David Murphy of Hibernian but will both fail as he wants to go down south.


Phil Bardsley £1.2 million from Man United

Ryan Shawcross £1.2 million from Man United

Lee Martin £1.5 million from Man United

Wayne Routledge £2 million from Tottenham

Danny Murphy £1.8 million from Fulham

Gary Cahill will come to the Lane for £3 Million a deal will be done with Martin O'Neil for a cash sale.

Players Out

Chris Morgan to Bolton £1 Mill

Nick Montgomery to Leeds or Palace £1.3 Mill

Danny Webber to Palace £2 Mill

James Beattie to Middlesborough £5 Mill

Chris Lucketti to Preston 300K

Geoff Horsfield to Barnsley 400K

Alan Quinn to Barnsley 750K

Stephen Quinn to Doncaster on loan

Luton Shelton loaned to Bolton until end of the season

  Hibernian Rumours

Hibernian In

Mika AAritalo

Colin Nish – Kilmarnock to Hibernian

Ian Black – ICT to Hibernian

John Rankin – ICT to Hibernian

Hibernian Out

Rob Jones – Hibernian to Ipswich

David Murphy – Hibernian to Birmingham

Guillaume Beuzilin – Hibernian to WBA

Patrick Noubissie – Hibernian to Livingston

Torben Jonileit (Cancelling Loan)

Mickael Antoine–Currier – Released

Zbigniew Malkowski – Hibernian to ICT

  Spoke to a friend of one of the St. Mirren players said Billy Mehmet was in talks with Wigan in a deal worth up to £700 k to St. Mirren.


Rangers to re–sign Jean–Alain Boumsong from Juve in a cut price £1.5 million deal, he is expected at Murray Park for a medical either Monday or Tuesday.

Also, Peter Lovenkrands returning from Schalke 04 initially on loan with a view to permanent move in the Summer. After seeing how they performed together in the latter months of McLeish's reign Smith see's him as the perfect foil, and the partner to get the best out of Boyd.

  Terry Venables to be the next Newcastle manager, Shearer will shadow him to get all the experience he needs. As yet Shearer is not experienced enough.

Venners will bring back the spirit of Euro 96, where England did well and Shearer was instrumental.

Obviously I cannot say "fact" as this is a rumours site – but have a little dig around and you will find that these two fit the bill for Mike Ashley.

  Watford transfers 4 January:


Darren Moore (Derby) 350,000

Ian Harte (Sunderland) 300,000

Wanye Routledge (Tottemham) Loan

Matt Etherington (the Hammers) 1.5 mill

Fran Merida Perez (Arsenal's Wonderkid) Loan

  Rangers are interested in bringing in Cisse for £6 million and Albelda for £4 million in the Summer to replace Hemdani and Cousin/Boyd up front. This will be funded from the Hutton sale. All other transfers will be minor Scottish ones i.e Driver, Webster, maybe Robson and Murphy

  sunderland transfer news

Sunderland will definatly be signing the following players within the next couple of weeks:

Stephen Hunt (Reading) £5 Mill

Matt Taylor (Portsmouth) £4.5 Mill

Leroy Lita (Reading) £5 Mill

Steve Sidwell (Chelsea) Loan – With view to permenant move

Phil Bardsley (Man United) £2 Mill

Thats a total of £16.5 Million so there maybe another defender who will be coming in.

  Frank Lampard will buy out his Chelsea contract at the end of the season to join up with former boss Jose Mourinho who will become the next manager of either Newcastle or Liverpool.

  Liverpool Ins: Opare £1 million, Srktel £6.5 million (done), Heinze £6 million, Emmanuelson £4.5 million, Bentley £8 million, Masch £10 million, Johnson £6 million, Fernandez £8 million, Young £9 million, Klose £5 million. Liverpool Outs: Carson £9 million, Riise £6 million, Sami £2 million, Aurelio £3 million, Pennant £6 million, Xabi £18 million, Momo £9 million, Yossi £6 million, Crouch £12 million, Voronin £2 million. Kewell will be kept, Babel pushed up further. Wages will not be an issue as some real high earners will be leaving. Only three of those coming in will demand high wages.

  A good friend of mine plays for Hearts 19s and is also involved in the Scotland international set up where rumours are rebounding from a lot of players at Scottish Premier League clubs:

andrius velicka – Hearts 2 L. a. galaxy 2.25 million

Ricardo fuller – Stoke 2 Hibernian 1.75 million

alan hutton – Rangers 2 Man United £5 million (+ add ons) + Gary Neville

stewart kean – St. Mirren 2 crystal Palace 500 k + player on loan

billy memeht – St. Mirren 2 Wigan 700 k

lee trundle – Bristol City 2 Celtic straight swap for Derek Riordan

maciej Zurawski – Celtic 2 Scunthorpe 500 k

john fleck – Rangers – Birmingham £2 million

Stephen stirling – Rangers 2 hamilton 3k

Leon Osman – Everton 2 Rangers burke + £1 million

  1. Noel Hunt to join Rangers from Dundee United in the Summer for £623,000 as a replacement for Southampton– bound Kris Boyd.

2. Henrik Larsson, on loan from Helsingborgs to Derby.

3. Jermaine Defoe off to FC Barcelona in a £17 million deal

4. Celtic to swoop for Man United unsettled Wayne Rooney in a cut price £2 million deal with Evander Sno heading in the opposite direction.

5. Sam Allardyce to be the new manager of Motherwell, with Mark McGhee going to Hearts.

  fulham fc news

From a very close source to Fulham the reason why Watford will not accept Fulham's bid for Marlon King is that Watford want £6.5 million + a Player, Fulham are also looking at the possibility of bringing vincenzo Montella back to craven cottage

  My sister is a secetary at the daily record hq's for one of the top pundits in the sports column and here are the few rumours that are going abOut:

andy millen (st mirren) 2 Newcastle United – player/manager 100 k

Garry teale (Derby) 2 Gretna – £1.5 million

alan mcgregor (Rangers) 2 Arsenal –10 million

David Bentley (Blackburn) 2 Celtic – £3.5 million

noel Hunt (Dundee United) 2 Wigan – £2 million

Ryan borris (raith Rovers) 2 Cardiff – 850 k

bobo Balde (Celtic) 2 Yeovil – 500 k

Robbie Fowler (Cardiff) 2 Hibernian – £2 million

  Tottenham Transfers



Stekelenburg–Ajax £8 million

Daniel Jarque– ESpanyol £6 million

Fred–Lyon £10 million

Mane–Almeria £4 million



Jermain Defoe

Paul Robinson

Teemu Tainio

Paul Stalteri

Young Pyo Lee

Wayne Routledge

Hossam Ghaly



Jose Bosingwa £12 million

Kieran Richardson £7. 5 (If Sunderland are relegated)

Kanoute £19.5 million



Benoit Assou Ekotto

Anthony Gardner

Pascal Chimbonda

Ricardo Rocha

Dimitar Berbatov

  Afc news Lehmann is staying due to talks breaking down with Dortmund. The only player who might leave is Diarra, with Newcastle, Manchester City, Tottenham and Everton potential suitors. A defender will not be brought in unless we lose like five games in a row in January. The only arrival is Dimitrov, 700 k Euros either now or in Summer. Mputu might come but is looking unlikely.

  the egrs have been linked with the following, (maybe not true but just rumorss)


Defoe and Robinson – loan from Tottenham

Alan Smith – loan from Newcastle

andy driver – 500,000 from Hearts


no one in the winter maybe a few loands such as Gow and Broadfoot

bring the challenge on

gers will be champs mark my words

  I have it on good authority that the deal Re. Hunt to Sunderland is sealed. This has been done behind the scenes and my source has been 100 percent correct so far– very reliable

  Hey guys

expect Bolton to sign Matty Taylor for £3 million.

Johan elamander from toulouse for around £5 million. 22 goals in 34 appearences for toulouse

  Patrick Kluivert is expected to sign for Birmingham City on Wednesday for £1.5 million.

Rafael Van Der Vaart is pondering whether he should accept a 60 k a week contract from Valencia.

12 million is the rumoured fee.

Fulham are reportedly tracking French duo Anthony Réveillère and Charles N'Zogbia. Reveillere has impressed in France and N'Zogbia is unhappy at the situation in Newcastle.

Portsmouth could seal the signing of Brazilian star Vagner Love for £6 million from CSKA Moscow.

Florent Malouda has indicated he is not to happy with Avram Grant after a reported bust–up. Liverpool and Real Madrid are monitoring the wingers situation.

Blackburn Rovers and the Hammers will do battle for the signing of nigerian forward Victor Obinna. the 20 year old has netted 12 goals this season for Chievo Verona.

  Jason Roberts has handed in his transfer request after not gettin enough games. ManChester City have made a money no object bid for roque santa cruz. all true.

  Latest Scottish Premier League transfer news.

Celtics hopes of signing Van Buyten have been given a big boost ad his agent has said that he would be very interested if Celtic could get the cash.

Ross McCormack will kove to Rangers, possibly in the Summer as he may not want to leave well at this hard time for them.

Boruc will leave Celtic, his signing of his new contract was to ensure that Celtic get what he calls a "fair price".

Aberdeen will sign Celtic defender Steven Pressley, and forward Derek Riordan. Also they could sign black from ICT to replace Nicholson

  Afonso Alves from Heerenveen to Middlesborough for 20 M. Euro. Contract 4, five years.

  Three signings this window ross mc cormack, David Murphy and a young Brazilian called roscoe who is in the AC Milan youth set up he is coming over to settle in for six months until Gattuso arrives in Summer, four players will leave but not hemdani, possible big name from England at last minute the money is there it is coming home 51–52

  Juve to sign Sissoko on LOAN in the current transfer window, with the option to buy later.

Buffon and Chiellini will not be departing from Juve as they have both stated they are happy in Turin and Juve are happy with them, and nor will any other player that dose not want to go.

Juve will either sell or loan Boumsong.

the transfers are not 100 percent, they are just roumours at the minute as with every other possible transfer.

  Tottenham and more; totenham are poised to sign Stuart Downing by the end of next week for a possible fee of £10 million including teemu taino there is possiblity Fred wants to come to Tottenham as well which is leaving Defoe to move to either Anfield or Villa road. speculations speek that real madris have offerd for Berbatov for £8 million and Robinho. geovanni do santos is inches away to a move at White Hart Lane for £15 million. Alan hutton is also expected to come to Tottenham for £8 million. Tottenham are making double bids for Xavi and Mancini: Mancini= £16 million Xavi= £12 million juande Ramos is wanting to swop a possiblke transfer for chezh international igor akinfeev. Ronaldinho could be on his way to AC Milan.

  I work for a premium airline that regularly flies to Dubai. I have just returned home from a four day trip with some rather incredible information. I was informed that none other than Jose Mourinho would be on our flight out to Dubai, and that he would be returning to the UK with an extra passenger, an unnamed citizen of UAE. According to my colleagues on the ground Mr Mourinho was met by an extremely large entourage of what appeared to be businessmen. I came home to read the rumours of DIC's continued interest in Liverpool Football club and Jose Mourinho's apparent interest in what could soon be the vacant Liverpool "Hotseat". This seems to tie in with what I recently saw so had to post it.

The Skycaptain.

  Peter Gilbert and Glenn Whelan to Plymouth. £600 k

  BIG SAM to take over at Wolves if mm fails to get into playoffs fact

  I Heard Somewhere that Rangers will sign Gilles Barnes From Derby For 2 Million And The Sebo Will Leave For 2.5 Million Rangers Will Also Sign Benzema From Lyon If They Sell Alan Hutton In The Summer

  Man United Summer transfers.



Alan hutton

Gilberto (hertha berlin) free





  Steve McLaren will become the next Newcastle manager, and will make these signings:

Boateng (Boro–£4 million)

M. Richards (Manchester City–£8 million)

Barry (Villa–£8 million)

LeScott (Everton–£5 million)

Riise (Liverpool–£3 million)

Barnes (Derby–£3 million)


  Rafa Benitez to be sacked at the end of the season, and Jose Moriniho to be next Liverpool Manager 100 percent true

  Alan Curbishley will not be allowed to spend during the Summer sales. They are currently trying to do a deal to get Saviola on loan, but that is it folks. During the Summer, Curbishley will become the technical director much spoken about and Martin Jol will be taking over the managerial reigns. There will be a big cull of fringe players during the Summer with a whole host leaving. Biggest name casualties will be Lucas Neil and Boa Morte. Cash will then be released for big name signings as the Chairman wants the club to push on and challenge for European places, before work starts on the new stadium.

  Liverpool to offer £10 million on Fred and sell Kuyt for £6 million and Crouch for £13 million and offer for toni because he wants to join a top 4 club and Liverpool want a right side player

  Opare will not be going to Liverpool as he is a Real Madrid player, shame because he is class.

Newcastle had earmarked Christoph Metzelder on loan which still go ahead who ever comes in as Metzelder is a top class defender. The same can be said for Yaya Toure who plans on using the potential loan move to put himself in the Premier shop window and under the nose of Arsenal.

Tomas Ujfalusi is not the only Czech player to be courted by the Premier League with Liverpool claimng they are favourite, Tomas Hübschman of Shakhtar Donetsk has been approached by several clubs including Newcastle so to part up Rozehnal and steady the boat.

  Everton will almost definitely sign Daniel Van Buyton on loan for the rest of the season from Bayern Munich, James McFadden will either go to Birmingham for £5.5 million or go to Middlesbrough + £3.5 million for Stewart Downing. Also Alan Hutton will sign for Everton as he is good friends with David Moyes the fee is belived to be £7 million + Tony Hibbert. Andy Van Der Meyde will also leave the club and will go abroad, probably to Holland.

In: Daniel Van Buyton, Stewart Downing, Alan Hutton.

Out: James McFadden, Tony Hibbert, Andy Van Der Meyde.

  Barry robson Dundee United to Burnley £1.4 million

andrew driver Hearts to Burnley?

Riordan Celtic to Burnley lafferty going to Celtic park and bfc to receive £2.5 million

  Here's a rumour from a friend who is a physio at a NW premeirship club – Bentley is on the move to another NW club – apparently he is fed up playing to empty grounds and wants to go to a team with some real support.


Before end of January

Brill Luton

Bardsley Man United

Cahill Aston Villa

Hughes Portsmouth

Norris Plymouth

Davies Bolton (Record Fees) £4 Million Pounds


Hulse Middlesborough

Sharp Wolves

Morgan Bolton

Bromby Hull City


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