Football Rumours Archive December 17 2008


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Celtic ins for January:

Only definite big signing is Bellamy from West Ham for 5.5m, rumours around glasgow are rife bout this one.

I've also heard that Strachen was having a close look at the striker from Cluj "Kone" who would be available for around 4/5 million.

Celtic will sign young lad called "Milan" who ironically was being chased by AC Milan. McGinn will complete signing from Derry.

As for the Rangers Fan moaning about how little money Celtic spend on transfers. . . . . ha ha ha ha ha . . . .its true and were still beating yoos lot!!!!!!!!!!!! Hail Hail 4 in a row
  Arsenes winter shopping list which was given to the board last week during a long meeting looks like this;
Mexes; Good on the ball, quick and strong in the air.
Alonso; Won't be able to play in the champions league but should push arsenal on in the premier league.
Pato; very strong, averaged a goal every other gaem last season for Milan, wenger has long been an admirer.
Denilson will go to Pompey on loan to replace Dairra, traore will return to allow denilson to move.
in the summer 3 exciting youngsters will be signed along with Ashley young, the fee for young will be 20 million plus Eboue.
Bendtner will be allowed to move on with liverpool showing a suprising intrest, however if they are to sign bendtner don't be to surprised to see keane head back to the red and white side of north london, with rafa looking to get bendtner in minus any damage to his transfer budget, wenger knows keane's a bit of confidence from being agreat player.
  Why would arshavin go the rangers?
why would zenit let him?
Does anyone think below the main news?
Arshavin and Zenit are prepared to pay half of his wages in order to push through a loan deal to try and push his value and increase his list of potential suitors.
Walter and ally are looking to bring in th efollowing players in janurary.(rangers have a squad of 28 and would be happy letting 10 go leaving 18 so they will obviously be singing some players.)
Berra/ Tonel
a friend of Aaron to play left back (loan)
the 10 allowed to leave are;
Smith (loan)
Beasley (loan)
also expect to see furman and Fleck on first duties more often.
  Rangers will sign Christophe Berra in january and Tonel of Sporting Lisbon. I hope we can get someone better than Berra though. ps, to the guy who wrote Adriano has been a Tottenham fan since he was a kid: Why would a Brazilian grow up in Brazil supporting spurs? they wouldnt even support Man utd never mind spurs!
  newcastle united news!!!

i have heard from good, reliable sources that newcastle are on the verge of signing samuel eto'o in a swap for martins + £15million!! eto'o has had a training ground bust up with barcelona manager josep guardiola and now wants to leave the club. newcastle are leading the chase for the striker althought man city are also interested. newcastle are likely to capture the cameroon international during the first week of the transfer window!

newcastle youngster kazenga lualua has also been linked with loan moves to scotland for much needed first team experience. st mirren are leading the chase for the youngster although promotion hopefulls dundee are also interested!

watch this space
  newcastle united news

ins: sinama pongolle (10m)
saviola (8m)
caceres (loan)
heinze (6m)
hleb (15m)

out: owen (2m)
lualua (loan)
harper (1m)
martins (10m)
duff (5m)
  Swindon are looking at saving Calderwood from the iminent sack by offering a small package for him.

Clough Jnr, Curbishley and Gary Johnson ar e being lined up to replace CC
  Newcastle ins

warnock (blackburn)3m
beckford (leeds) 2m
upson (west ham) 5m


given (arsenal)3m + fabainski
owen (everton) 3m
smith (qpr) 1m
n zogbia (arsenal)

cheers j
  Zola is becoming increasingly frustrated at carlton coles lack of goals and is willing to sell in january, with newcastle and stoke interested.zola is tracking a young srtiker from the ivory coast boubacar sanago currently playing in germany
  Aston Villa are set to again be busy in the Jan transfer window
In. .
Yuri Zhirkov – CSKA
Bafetimbi Gomis – Saint Etienne
Kieran Murtagh – Yeovil Town
Out. .
Zat Knight – Stoke
Nathan Delfouneso (loan) – Barnet
  Celtic are set for a few big signings in January as well as young players from countries like hungary, bosnia and the czech republic.
As McGeady is set to leave to a big club a player that is not guarenteed a first team start could come the otherway as part of the deal.
Driver is almost certain to sign for Celtic
Novinivic a young slovenian at AC Milan also could come. A striker of high quality could also come such as Keane or dolski on loan.
  Firstly . . i will start of with a point which i think most people on this site need to listen to. could you please use the correct English and not this text speak that's making it way in (there is even a spell checker in the form).

Secondly rumours

Nobody's got money!!!!!! Apart from Man city.
there is a recession which means who going to be savvy enough to get a bargain. ( which leaves out Liverpool)

Liverpool – nobody knows rafa is an enigma when it comes to transfers. but its clear they need wingbacks and a right winger possably a striker.
cos keanes not gettting a chance or service. and ngog is frankly a joke.

Chelsea – not a carrot. They don't need anyone apart from a striker.

Arsenal – club in crisis looking at 5th.

Man U – no money probably sell some oldies.

Everton – striker possibly Owen.

everyone else bargin players.

Oh and less of my my teams great your is not. its pathetic.
  All arsenal fans should trust in wenger Best manager for Pound to Pound spending and talant scouting in the world.

Pato @ milan for sendros/ gallas and 10million (first watched 4 years ago but could not get a passport so had to go to milan)

cana @ lyon for 6 million (hard as nails cm)

mexes @ roma for 7 million

Bentner 4million birmingham
gallas swap deal milan
sendros swap deal milan

And no way is walcott leaving arsenal the boy is going to be a brick in our foudation at this club for years to come.
  From a friend who works at murray park arshavin will be coming to ibrox with a huge sell on clause in his contract as much as possibly 25% for zenit also a little rumour that alan macgreggor might be heading to a big north east club possibly because of all the publicity surrounding his private life in scotland
  Having spoken to a very good friend of mine who works at the leicester city ticket office, it seems the club are bracing themselves for a cluster of bids from a series of championship clubs for starlets such as Andy King and Matty Fryatt.
  Liverpool will be bought by D.I.C in late january expect 1 or 2 signings that rafa has been tarketing for a while.
bids for them players.
expect 2 of them 4 to come
D.I.C will want these players
expect 1 maybe 2 of them to sign
  Barnsley ins in the January Transfer Window will be as follows:

Jamie Cureton from Norwich (£250.000)
Simon Cox (On Loan from Swindon Town until the end of the season with option of permanent deal if he impresses)
Mark Yeates from Colchester United (£600.000)
Jamie Ward from Chesterfield (£500.000 + Add Ons)
George Boyd from Peterborough United (Loan)
Bradley Orr from Bristol City (£1m)


Kayode Odejayi – MK Dons (Loan)
Miguel Mostto – Back to his native Peru (Loan)
Michael Coulson – Port Vale (Loan)
Andy Johnson – Brighton (£?)
Kyle Letheren – Torquay (Loan)
Maceo Rigters – Back To Blackburn Rovers
Mounir El Haimour – Doncaster Rovers (£200.000)
  Arsenal transfer targets jan and summer

rob green,wayne hennssey,joe hart

micah richards, mexes

gareth barry,michael johnson,ashley young

gabriel abonglhor

a good few changes to happen at united this summer

Defoe (£15million)
Aguaro (£30m)
Henry (£5m)
Xavi (£25m)
lennon (£13m)

Ronaldo (£70m)Real Madrid
Berba (30m)City
Hargreaves (£18m)Arsenal
G.Neville (£2m)Everton
Nani(£23m) Spurs
gibson (£7m) wolves

this will keep alex and the glazers all happy with £50 million writing off part of the debt!
To the paranoid septic fan who wrote this:
''Lets get it straight right now, Aiden McGeady will remain at Celtic for at least another 18 months. Players & managers fall out during the seasons, that's part of football. these stories come out all the time about Celtic players, normally just before we play rangers ( i wonder why???? the laptop loyal at it again i think)''

Why bury your head in the sand, accept that McGeady will leave in January or the summer at the latest. he will not be around longer than that. once again you try to blame everybody else for your clubs problems. When Le Guen and Ferguson had their fallout it was all over the papers for weeks. Just accept the press are telling the story and as for your ''laptop loyal'' i know for a fact theyre are more Septic orientated people in the press than your blinkered, paranoid mind will let you believe. I for one am gutted to see McGreedy leave, he has never once performed against Rangers!
  Heard from a reliable source that.Liverpool Football Club will make a shock move for the Manchester City striker Robinhio. This is after reports that state, he is unhappy with the clubs current situation and dressing room conflict. Benitez has been in talks with the Brazilian and a transfer in January will not be out of the question. The price tag will, however , remain substantially high and be in the region of 20–25 million.

Monty Man
  Expect Celtic to sign James McCarthy from Hamilton either within the next few weeks or at the end of the season. The player is a Celtic supporter and will turn down several offers from England to join the hoops for approx £1M up front with another £1M depending on appearances for Celtic and caps for Eire.
Celtic may send a few younger players on load to the Accies as part of the deal.
  Blackburn: new manager? well, lets just say its not a matter of "if" now, its a matter of "who." Main contenders appear to include Archie Knox, Sam Allardyce and Roy Keane, but Williams will dilly and dally like he did when selecting Ince. Probably Allardyce, but what do i know? Mark Hughes may even make a return if he gets the boot from Dubai's Finest, i mean Manchester City. wink wink
Sunderland: new manager? contenders appear a little more impressive than Blackburn's, which i have to say surprised me. Allardyce's name crops up again, as well as Alan Curbishley's, Brian Laws and even Guus Hiddink (whoever thought that one up needs to go cold turkey). Its got to be Curbs, and Nially "O'Reilly" Quinn knows it.
West Brom: new manager? i don't know and i don't care, their owner is just getting them relegated again anyway to claim parachute benefits, he'll probably therefore pick out alan pardew. Merry christmas Adrian Chiles
Newcastle: new manager? a tricky one this, and this might just be the alcohol talking, but something is telling me that Joe Kinnear will be offered the post permanantly, and rightly so in my opinion.
Swindon: new manager? i think it was horribly unfair that Maurice Malpas was sacked at the County Ground, hadnt he only lost like a few matches? The obvious favourite with fans has got to be the incredible Adrian Boothroyd, and who knows?
MK Dons: Peter Leven? I watched this guy play, and he has real quality, and those of you who have read my previous posts will know that i don't really say that often. Plymouth at set to lodge a bid, offering Jason Puncheon (another player i admire, coincidently) in part exchange. Paul Sturrock is about to get his moneys worth if this should go through, and could spark an Argyle onslaught into the play–offs.

And just one more thing quickly, can we please stop with the comments regarding other peoples comments, especially if they arent justified. Some people do actually have important sources within the football community; it has grown such that it encompasses more than it ever has. So don't judge a comment by its cover, is all. Sorry about the rant, lager goes straight through me, Malcolm Shaffer
  Rafa will not be buying anyone but a decent striker with presence if one becomes available. Owen won't be bought in, not a chance. Cavalieri, Degen, Insua, Dossena, Yossi, Lucas, El Zhar, Babel, Keane are going nowhere. All will be made to stay and fight for a place. All will be needed over the remainder of the season. The only possible activity will be a possible Pennant out, Itjande going out, Spearing or Plessis and Nemeth or Ngog may be loaned out for experience. Ideally the striker bought in would be big quick and strong, but Rafa won't have much to spend, despite two potential outs, that's why he'l most likely keep Ngog if he cant wheel and deal someone in. Rafa has been keeping an eye on Niang. He won't be cheap though. With a possibilty of only two outs, two loan outs, and no ins the message will be clear. I TRUST YOU. Its a dangerous plan, but the money has been spent already and he clearly feels with more to come from Degen Masch Keane and possibly Babel this season for sure, the foundations have been laid. Babel and Rafa are rocky for sure and I can see a summer out with a guy like Schweinsteiger, McGeady or Downing coming in, but that's pure speculation. None of what Im saying is bull Im making up, but what I read from Rafa himself in the media and his mini interviews on our site n TV.
  LFC jan signings,
Kuba 6 mil
Aguerro 24 mil

Leaving will be,
Benayoun 7 mil
Pennant 4 mil

Kuba and Aguerro are both coming to Anfield, lock it in!
  Tim Cahill to do the frowned upon and move to the Red side of Liverpool. Fee being around 6 million pounds.
  Mark Hughes for a managerial switch back to Blackburn by next week. Arriving from a disheartened Manchester City who have yet to decide on a replacement.
  Heart of Midlothian Football Club are set to announce the departure of Vladimir Romanov who shall be selling the club to an investor, who is yet to reveal their identity.
The arrival of the new owner shall signal all debts being wiped and the prevention of the January Fire Sale. Heart of Midlothian shall bring in a number of players from Csaba Laszlo's wishlist, these include:
– Gabor Kiraly
– Denes Rosa
– Imre Szabics
– Dalibor Volas
– Lachezar Baltanov
Prepare for the Tynecastle Revolution Part II it is imminent.
  Keane , downing , Bellamy , Arshavin , You sellick fans sure make me laugh . Even to take that lot on loan would cost you 300,000 a week in wages ! Bellamy mibi but hes on 80,000 a week and would need to take a huge wage cut . As i have said before stop taking the drugs !!!!!! Dont think you listend think you have started taking more !!!!!! Rangers to sign Alan Smith on loan till end of season as he is a Gers man hes willing to move to the spl and take a wage cut we will also sell Bouggera Adam Burke Beasley and release Daily Hemdani and JCD who all have new teams to go to and 6 months only on there contracts Rangers also Back in for Danny shittu Berra ,Driver And lovenkrands is already a done deal!
  Why wuld Buffon not go to Man city. wat are Juventus actualyy going to win this year or in the next few yrs, no league no champs league.

i mean they maybe part of the champs league but do they have any chance of winning. .i think not.

If Man city come in offering him £250,000 a week y wuld he turn it down.

anyawys think bout it its for your own protection.
  OK pretty much as we all predicted on this forum in relation to Incy at Blackburn. Next step we will all hear about is the Unfair Tribunal. Either Blackburn will settle in a healthy manner or Ince will screw them for everything and give every possible excuse, the only problem with this is that he'll make himself untouchable as a potential future manager. Theres nothing wrong in plying your trade in the lower leagues, he was never ready for the big time he's got too much to learn about Premiership management. He needs to take a leaf out of Phil Browns book. This is an important time for Ince if he is to be taken seriously he needs to take it like a man and say i didnt produce the points, look what mick mccartney did he's been up and down like a tarts knickers but hes doing wonders again all because hes getting to be a better manager. Good luck Incy I hope you handle yourself like Keane has, i never liked keane but have respect for him as a manager and the manner in which he has matured and would like to see him back one day in the dug out.
  Manchester City have placed a £127million bid for Cristiano Ronaldo which has been accepted. Ronaldo has been offered in the region of £250,000 per week. Official sources have told me that he is close to accepting the contract.
  Pompey News

Diarra is set to join Real Madrid for £9million and if it goes well the deal will be announced in 48 hours.
Hearts midfielder Laryea Kingston on list of replacements. Argentine striker Cavenaghi is being monitored as is Benfica defender Luisiao.
Surely we should concentrate on getting in 2 central midfielders and a right winger?!
  Matty fryatt will sign a new deal at leicester city worth 8k per week with a 1k bonus for every goal, and a further 5k bonus for every 10 goals. Leicester will sell several players pearson doesn't see the need to keep and to free up funds, these will be hayes, logan, worley, wesolowski, kisnorbo(500k – norwich) dj campbell (750k–1m), Levi porter, Max Gradel (loan) and joe mattock (3m + 15% sell on – wolves, west ham or aston villa). Leicester will bring in several players to bolster the squad to achieve promotion, these will include – Mark davies (permanent), Lee Trundle, Puncheon (plymouth, Leicester will beat Mk dons to the permanent signing of him) Jamie Ward (chesterfield), gilbert (permanent), Anthony Gerrard or Devera (walsall and Barnet)and finally Matthew spring is a possibly. All are being looked into 100% true.
  Avram Grant will ditch the sunderland job for the vacant post at Blackburn and will be given funds in january to sign Michael Chopra Aruna Dindane to bolster the attack and will also buy out of favour Brahim Hemdani from rangers
  I'm a Newcastle fan but i'm not here to preach about the transfers during January, i'm just settling some premier league rumours.
Ashley Young (Villa) – will not be going anywhere in the near future, he sees the club as his foundation and wants to repay M. O'Niell and the Aston Villa fans.
Emile Heskey (Wigan) – this is in Wigans hands, Heskey has said he does not know which suually means the player wants to leave. He will go in January if Wigan accept a bid, but if not it'll be the summer. Likely destinations are Villa, Everton and Middlesbrough.
Michael Owen (Newcastle) – been offered a new deal which won't be signed overnight but he ahs said he doesn't want to leave and the club certainl;y don't want to let him go so he'll probably stay.
Didier Drogba (Chelsea) – this all depends on whether the partnership with Anelka will work, if it does Scolari will play them both and everyone will be happy, but if not Anelka is on great form and will keep his place ahead of Drogba so he'll go to Inter Milan.
  To the guy that said Steve Harper will get his "dream move" to Liverpool, how foolish are you?
If he is currently back–up at the team he grew up as a supporter to why would he move to Liverpool just to be back–up? He will sign a new life–time contract in the next 2 weeks at Newcastle.
  Let's face it were simply not going to attract the top players!
More relistic targets are :–
Roque Santa Cruz(Blkburn) 18–20 Million !
Lassana Diarra(Pompey) 15 Million !
Wayne Bridge(Chelsea) 8 Million
Give Hughes a chance, only he know's who he wants!!!

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