Football Rumours Archive January 16 2008


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Luke Varney has been linked with a £3,000,000 move to Middelsborough.

  Leicester City have been linked with Derby ace Kenny Miller.

  Just heard that Defoa is considering a loan move to Ibrox for the rest of the season, also we will tie up deals for boumsong 1.5 and G. Mcartney £2 million this week, on the great unwashed side of Glasgow I have heard that septic selik are signing barry robson and Rob Jones oohh scary.

  I can confirmn that Alan Pardew is working hard to bring Greg Halford on loan. Phil Parkinson is a big fan and there was talk that Halford was good enough for England though he has not shown that at the SoL.

Jerome Thomas has been seen St. Andrews. Not too keen would prefer Vill but accepts that he would struggle to displace Ashley Young.

  Regarding the EFC are phat rumour– you might find this interesting.

Contacts at Ibrox tell me that Walter does not want Anichebe as part of the Hutton deal. He would prefer Hibbert instead. Everton are resisting as they will need Hibbert for the UEFA cup campaign as Hutton will be cup–tied as Rangers are still in the competition.

Rangers 4 life.

  Reading want to sign 2 or three more players in January and this is their shortlist:

Richard Stearman

Patrick Kisnorbo

James Morrison

Michael Kightly

Pawel Brozek

Gary Cahill

David Wheater

  Been down to the training ground today n saw Huntelaar coming out probably after a medical n got in to his car quickly to get away to a near by manchster hotel

  Derek Reirdan of Celtic will get his dream move to Bristol City. In a deal that might be worth around 5K. I have it on good form from the manager of CC Blooms where Derek is known to hang out

  Liverpool will sign some young talented players in the Summer. One of the players being yonug French starlet Nasri. They will also try to capture the most exciting young player in Dos Santos of FC Barcelona. An expircened forward in Villa or Etto. No more tranfers this tranfer window. Troy

  Stevie Frail is interested in bringing Steven Pressley back to Tynecastle in the January Window. Stevie is keen to make his Mark as a 'manager' of Hearts and feels that Pressley could repair his troubled relationship with Vladimir Romanov. I have been told that the fee is about £1 million with Christophe Berra moving the other way along the M8.

Source is usually 100 percent reliable. heard about Bednar going to West Bromwich on loan weeks before it was officially announced

  Darren Bent will sign for the Hammers this month, then Curbishley will have his team he wanted at Charlton with Bent and Ashton up front with Parker running the midfield.

  Arsenal will sign the following players in the Summer:

Rafael Van De Vaart 13 MIL

Samir Nasri 14 MIL

David Villa 24 MIL

  Transfers January

Chelsea will sign long term target Pascal Chimbonda £7 million

Paul Robinson will stay with Tottenham

Stuart Downing will stay with boro

Manchester City are hoping to complete the signing of Fred

Hull will not sign in January but will let go of Ryan France out on loan

  Hunt, Sidwell and Taylor all Sunderland target but all going to Everton? You make me laughEverton have very little money to spend in the transfer window for 1 but they are going to buy everyone on the strength of selling McFadden. Obviously this is why they are trying to hold out for £5 million when he is only worth half of that amount. The Sidwell deal has already been done and dusted so please get your facts right. Keane probably will not get all of his target but after my post last week (which was right about savage going to Derby Evans on loan ) the 1 big signing that Keane is trying to bring in is none other than Diego Forlan. Not sure about details but there is definatly been contact. Jason Roberts has also been mentioned but the majority are not too pleased. got to say this young French lad M'Voto is going to be a superstar.

  Deschamps has just agreed deal to become new Newcastle manager

  Astonvilla Rumours


Henrik Larrsson (Loan)

Chimbonda £9 million Tottenham

Defoe £10 million Tottenham

James Milner £6 million Newcastle


Sorenson – Derby

Cahill – Sunderland/Sheff United £1 million

Osbourne – Reading/Fulham £1 million

  Gerrard houllier to take over at Newcastle with Alan Shearer as his assistant.

also Liverpool Harry Kewell will not have his contract renewed as some people have been saying, Benitez is desperate to get rid of him so he can bring a left winger depending on other sales.

also Jason Koumas is on his way to Blackburn if Mark Hughes stays.

  Newcastle will appoint Keegan and Shearer within the next week. They will sign over the next two transfer windows:

EZQUERRO – FC Barcelona, free

EDMILSON – FC Barcelona, £4 million

BROWN – Man United, free

SILVESTRE – Man United, £3 million

CARRICK – Man United, £12 million

WOODGATE – Middlesbrough, £7 million

ASHTON – the Hammers, swap

WRIGHT–PHILLIPS – Chelsea, £13 million

VOLZ – Fulham, swap

SHITTU – Watford, £3 million

And going out will be:

GEREMI – Fulham, swap

CARR – Sunderland, £1 million

RAMAGE – Bolton Wanderers, £3 million

EMRE – Galatasaray, £5 million

CACAPA – Lille, £6 million

BARTON – the Hammers, swap

AMEOBI – Bolton Wanderers, £2 million

Focus will then be shifted to the youth system.

VIDUKA – Blackburn Rovers, £1 million

  Billy Mehmet from St. Mirren to Wigan. £700 k

  Celtic football club currently in negotiations with Bristol City with the possibility of a swap deal with trundle and Riordan. Other rumours I know definetly is happening is:


wes Brown to Celtic from Man United

Daniel van buyten to Celtic from bayen munich

andrew driver to Celtic from Hearts

momo Sissoko to Celtic from Liverpool

james Mcfadden to Celtic from Everton

victor Valdes to Celtic from FC Barcelona

Lee Trundle to Celtic from Bristol City


Derek Riordan to brisol City

Dianbobo Balde to Blackburn Rovers

Paul Hartley to Sunderland

Artur Boruc to FC Barcelona (swap with Valdes)

Steven Pressley to Gretna

Shunsuke Nakamura to Yokahama Marinos

John Kennedy to Hibernian (loan)

Andreas Hinkel to Borussia Dortmund (loan)

Darren O'dea to Southampton

Jim O'Brien to St. Johnstone (loan)

Ryan Conroy to Dundee United

massive clearout this year at park head

  IN: Craig Reid after successful trial

OUT: Paul Linwood to Plymouth £200,000 not Livingstone.

We now have money for other targets.

  Whether this is true or not I cannot be sure but I have heard rumours that Mike Ashley will appoint Guus Hiddink with Alan Shearer as his assistant. If this happens expect Hiddink to raid Eastern Europe for Ivanovic, Arshavin and Modric. He is also keen about Van Buytun of Bayern and Torston Frings of Werder.

  Aberdeen keep hold of calderwood after willie Miller and stewart milne promise money to spend on the following players being persued by the tango man.

Barry nicholson extra £££ possible new contract

Derek Riordan – Celtic–loan possible buy

Steven theompson – Cardiff City – £cheap injury prone

jullien brellier – ex jambo released form Norwich – £free

sonu aluko– Birmingham – loan extended

colin nish – killie – £200,000

also big jimmy has a few loan deals up his sleeve from formar Dons managers ie big eck (brum) and good old sir Fergie (Man United)

things are looking brighter for the Dons after the departures ofhart and clark which are coming

  I work at a local hotel in Stoke On Trent, Chris Iwelumo was staying overnight, he is in talks with Tony Pulis to return as a foil for Ricardo Fuller. He is married to a local girl and she wants to be closer to her mum.

  My cousin is on a YTS with Sunderland and recently saw former Chelsea forward Adrian Mutu being shown around the facilities. Mutu, who is currently been in reasonable goal–scoring form for Parma, has been identified by Roy Keane as the person to help ensure their safety in the Premier league. About £2.5 million pounds is being banded around at the moment. oh + a coke or two for the signing on fee.


  Celtic will be managerless within 48 hours when the Newcastle nation make him an offer to take on the tough job of dealing with the Newcastle board.

He will take Naka with him for £6 million.

  I have on sound authority the following:

Liverpool to sell Kewell for £3 million to Fulham, Sissoko to atl Madrid for £9 million, buy Mascherano for 14 (negotiated) and then they will sign David Villa and Nasri for 20 and 11 million+ Lucas on loan

  Forest to sign Lincoln City keeper Alan Marriott as cover for Paul Smith. Leon Best will sign in next 48 hours. Neil Danns due for more talks on Thursday, but BCFC may want first refusal on Kris Commons when his contract expires in the Summer as part of any Danns deal.

  Liverpool could win the race to sign Klaas Jan Huntelaar. Rafael Benitez is prepared to offer £10 million + Andriy Voronin for the Dutch forward, most likely in the Summer.

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  Jose Mourinho to FC Barcelona 100 percent fact

  Afc Bulletin ) ) ) ) )

Diarra set to sign for Portsmouth, if Lehmann gets a better offer he still might leave Afc. If he does, it's heard Arsene Wenger might make a move 4 WHUfc gk Green.

  Crystal Palace have had an 800,000 Euro bid for Rob Friend rejected, but Bristol City submitted a bid of 1, 2 Million Euro on Friday which has been accepted

  Wenger is trying use Diarra as make weight in getting a player on his list.

Namely a centre back.

Therefore Diarra will not go to Pompey, possibly to Newcastle in exchange for Taylor.

Stumbling block is Diarra's ridiculous wage demands.

Wenger may sign Dimitrov in January but more likely the Summer.

The one he really wants is NASRI. for a big Summer move.

Outs to inlude: Gilberto, Walcott (loan), Denilson (loan) and Lehmann.

  Everton in January 08

Dan Gosling £1.5 million Plymouth

Manuel Fernandes loan Valencia view to £8 million move

Daniel Van Buyten loan Bayern view to £4 million move

Andrei Arshavin £12 million Zenit

Stewart Downing £6 million + Andy Van Der Meyde

Everton out January 08

Lukas Jutkiewicz loan Plymouth

Patrick Boyle loan Plymouth

Scott Spencer loan Yeovil

Andy Van Der Meyde part of Downing deal

James Mcfadden to the highest bidder from Birmingham Celtic Rangers Marsellie and Paris St. Germain

Thomas Gravesen retrun to Celtic then to join Galatasray £1.5 million

  To all the transfers regarding Rangers, allan hutton is going nowhere. he has already knocked back Tottenham and if he is to move, the only possibility would be the end of the season with Man United most favourable. he wants to win things at Rangers, do not you guys know anythn? and faddy will not be joining Rangers either, their not interested. Rangers will not buy anyone in the January transfer window, if they do it will not be over £1 million, and will probably be a left back.

  Havant and Waterlooville Wonder–kid Fraser Leach could join Coventry on loan.

He will be joined at Ricoh Arena by Portsmouth Midfielder Richard Hughes and Robbie Fowler from Cardiff


  Look out for Croatian wonder kid G Kurcizj arriving at Anfield in the Summer along with persistent rumour fodder – Mascherano (permanent) ; Villa and also cheeky bid for Micah Richards.

LFC for ever.

  Reading fans fear not, Steven Hunt is not for sale. I have first hand information from Kevin Dillon himself. Hunt is the chairmans favourite and wants to keep him so expect a wage rise soon.

  Steve Hunt desperate to join Sunderland, Sidwell will join on loan at end of month.

darryl Murphy to Leicester.

Martins (Newcastle) is going to the Hammers.

Downing (boro) going to Tottenham.

  My Uncle works for sky sports as a cameraman and has provided us with the folowing snipets. Previosuly he told me that Torres was going to Liverpool and Sagna to Arsenal so he speaks a lot of sense.

1. Henry to come back to the Premier League ion the Summer. FC Barcelona are concerned abouit his fitness. 90 percent certain that he is going to Chelsea.

2. benny McCarthy to join up with Jose Mourinho next season at Liverpool

3. Malouda does not like the premieership and is going to Madrid in return for royston drenthe. Chelsea will also have to pay £10 million or throw in shaun wright–phillips.

4. Gary Johnson to be the next Newcastle manager. he has been seen talking to Chris mort in the London office of Chris mort's law firm.

5. Ronaldo to come to the Premier League in the Summer the Hammers sniffing around. the Hammers may exchange Craig Bellamy as he is seen as the perfect foil to Gilardinho.


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