Football Rumours Archive September 16 2006


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Spoken to a FRIENDS Agent and Sean Wright Philips going to Arsenel in the jan transfer windowI heard that Dave Penney the ex Doncaster manager is being lined up to replace Kevin Blackwell at Leeds, shame if he is Blackwell has done great job even with all the injury bad luck.Sunderland manager Roy Keane will target two or three new signings in January. I'm not going to pretend that I know the shortlist, but rumour has it that Keane's first target in the new year will be new Sheffield United striker Colin Kazim-Richards. The former Brighton striker moved to Bramall Lane before the deadline last month but could be willing to go to Sunderland on loan to get more first team opportunities.Following their horrendous start to the season, Leeds' manager kevin Blackwell has been given an absolute maximum of 3 games to save his job. however, should the side slump away to coventry this weekend, Blackwell could find himself out of a job come monday morning. Alan Curbishly is the clubs' first choice as a replacement, however, financial restrictions could restrict Ken Bates, with current assistant coach john carver ready to take the reigns. glen hoddle, dennis wise & Gus Poyet, david O'leary and claudio ranieri are all possibilities due to their former links with Bates and the club itself.Expect song and aliadiere to leave arsenal in january with matthew connolly coming in 2 replace them .Liverpool will sign no-one in january but

rafa is considering upson why? no ideaMan u couldn't afford Torres this summer. The kid has just signed an extension to his contract, therefore his fee has further increased! Torres wouldn't adapt to life in England, as he can barely speak Spanish properly. No brains, gifted feet! As for the Toon takeover-what makes you geordies believe the extra money will bring success? The current board haven't been too tight with the purse strings in recent years, and you've won nothing! No chance of Xavi coming either! Most highly rated midfielder at Barca, and Catalan through and through! Expect J.Andrade to join R.Madrid in January.David Beckham is on his way to Aston Villa, either in January or at the end of the season. He is not in favour at Real, and wants to come back to England to help Aston Villa build into a decent team. Also expect him to be putting balls on to the heads of Nikola Zigic and Jermain Defoe, who are also heading to the Midlands. Trust me, I live in Birmingham and have many contacts.Norwich are set to sign Teddy Sheringham on a 3 month loan. Sheringham is unhappy at a lack of opportunities , and norwich are leading the chase for him because of the good relations between the clubs after the ashton and green transfers.

Norwich are also keeping tabs on Lee Hendrie with a view to a loan, Coventry are keen and hendrie prefers to stay in the midland area. Stilian petrov's arrival has led to Martin O neil giving the goahead for him to move.

Worthy's hoping to have new more new faces soon, with andy o brien likely to come if pompey get through saturdays game without any injury's, he is also keen on scunthorpe's billy sharp, (loan move then permanent), botons Henrik Pederson and free agent Matt Jansen and is waiting on the clubs to give him permision. Jansen has been undergoing fitness tests at Colney and a move is likely to be announced on monday morning.

This is 100% reliable info. My source is a secretery at Carrow Road and has been involved in paperwork with norwich trying to finalise deals.I was speaking with work collegue who's brother works at Preston North End who informed him David Nugent is signing for Everton in January initial fee 1.5m rising to 5m.I wish all you Man Untd fans would stop going on about Torres he is not going to you because he will be coming to Liverpool the real mighty reds.U17 and U20 Aussie Goalkeeping starlets to be given trials by West Ham.

Aleksandr Vrteski and Tando Velaphi,Hammers reps seen purring over them on several occassionsExpect Middlesbrough to be busy during the January transfer window. On loan defender Jonathan Woodgate will complete a permanent move to his hometown club for a cut price £3.5m, with Roma defender Cristian Chivu set to replace him at Real Madrid. Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie will join the club on loan until the end of the season following his admission that his days as an automatic choice at Villa Park are over. Bayern Munich midfielder Mehmet Scholl will sever his ties with the club who has employed him for over 14 years by signing an 18 month contract at the Riverside, while Leeds and Northern Ireland striker David Healy will also clinch a £1.2m move to the Premiership. He'll compete with Mark Viduka, Yakubu and Malcolm Christie for a starting place.Inter Milan made their intentions known over the summer with big name signings such as Patrick Vieira and Hernan Crespo. However, another of the summer recruits will leave the San Siro within six months of arriving. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been challenging the likes of Crespo, Adriano and Alvaro Recoba this season, but hasn't settled too much at Inter and is not an automatic choice, meaning a loan move is a very real option in the new year. Ambitious Portsmouth could be interested, though I'd expect Real Betis and Valencia to follow up their reported interest with loan offers, offers he'd prefer to accept.Rafa Benitez will sign Daniel Alves and Lucas Neil in january 1000000000000% true

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