Football Rumours Archive December 18 2006


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Boro's syuart parnaby will move to either westham or everton in the summer as he has rejected a new deal from boro.


Alan Curbishley will be given approx. 30 million to spend(I know quite alot for January). 4 players are unrequired by 'Curbs', those being Christian Dailly(wanted by former club Dundee United among others such as Norwich and Derby), George McCartney, Carlton Cole(with Sheffield United, Watford, Cardiff and Southampton interested) and Hogan Ephraim. Jonathan Spector will not be signing for Man United, because they just don't want him, simple as that. Aston Villa and Blackburn are interested, but won't pay 5 million. Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez may stay, but Juventus are seriously interested in Mascherano, Tevez interesting AC Milan and Deportivo La Coruna and Newcastle.

Now for signings: Darren Bent for 8 million with Marlon Harewood possibly going to The Valley. If not, Cole will return there, maybe Bowyer. Paul Stalteri, Shaun Maloney and Younes Kaboul are some of his targets. Also may look to sign Steven Pressley, and has informed Hibs of his desire to join the queue to sign Thomson and Brown; this was the reason Dowie made a bid late in August, Curbs sounded him out about it. Pardew had been looking towards Eastern Europe, with Romanian striker Dica a major target. Also looking for charesmatic midfielder, with David Beckham possibly the option, pending on how he wants to shape his team up.

The Milan Mandaric takeover of Leicester City, will fold either Tuesday or Wednesday next week. The Leicester board have decided to "back away" due to the potential future legal problems regarding Milan Mandaric involvement with the off shore company which still owns 50% of Portsmouth, and the fact that the board need time before the January transfer window to find alternate investment to make sure that Leicester stay in the Championship.

To the fool who said Arsenal will sign Peter Crouch, what planet are you on ? He's not good enough for Liverpool so how is he good enough for Arsenal. We have Adebayor as the target man so Crouch is a big no-no. Anyway Gordon will be an ARSENAL player, why would United sign him they hav VDS, Kuszczak and Ben Foster so why would they need another keeper ?

Anyway Arsenal will sign Reo-Coker as well as Gordon. They will not sign a winger as they have Walcott and other young players coming through ( Merida, Randell e,c,t )

Contrary to what many people here say, Arsene Wenger has a tidy war chest- I recall Keith Edlelman saying about 35m pounds. Simply put, the revenue from the extra 22,000 seats is paying for the stadium- the day-to-day operating revenue of the club is not affected. Arsenal's financial position is actually more sound than Man United's- Arsenal has a mortgage on a stadium, Man U is owned by creditors. That said. .

Arsene is shrewd, and cheap. He spends the money Arsenal gives him like it's his own, but you can be sure if the right player comes along he'll blow the whole wad. Ask yourself- Cesc Fabregas for 1 million or Michael Carrick for 18 million- what would you do? Adebeyor for 7m, or Shevchenko for 30m? Aliadiere played his way off the team today, he'll be sold in January- possibly Celtic- and Bendtner will be recalled from Brum. Curtis Davies is almost certain to come in- he wanted it in the summer but the Baggies overpriced him. Now that promotion for WBA looks like a playoff lottery at best, he'll go to Arsenal for a more realistic valuation of 7-8m. Meanwhile, Man U will finally get Owen Hargreaves, and pay too much for him- he's a decent player, but not great- he just looked good at the World Cup playing behind and covering up the mistakes of the useless Lampard- 400 shots, none on target?

Sheffield united definate signings. .

Billy Sharp £500k

Lee Hendrie £500k

possibly more but these are definate!

Will people stop linkin david villa with liverpool. Both the player and club have stated he will not leave, just because you have money coming into the club, you can't buy players with 100+million buy out clauses for a small fee of 15 million so get real ! Manchester United will buy 2 more players after Henrik Larsson, We will place a 16Million bid for hargreaves and negotiate a deal for 22 Million for Torres for the summer. Puerto of sevilla also linked for around 12 Million. As for january likely people such as Nani, Mavuba, Makoun, Hunterlar and possibly Van Der Vaart and Hedwigs Maduro all possibly linked. European transfers, Lyon trying to buy Piqouinee from St Etienne or David Trezeguet For 21 Million possibly. Real madrid have already signed Higuain for 8.7 Million and pretty much bought Gago for 13.7 Million and Marcelo for 4.5 million and that's them pretty much done till the summer. AC Milan need pretty much a new team, Bargazali, Zaccardo both looked at, with possibly Amauri Carvahlo possibly linked.

Everton have lost out on the chance to sign tomas sivok who will snub the premiership and join serie a side udinese in stead also nigel reo-coker looks like he will stay at westham at least till the summer.everton are looking to sign joey barton to boslter there midfield possible lee carlsley could go part of the deal.

Andy van der meyde will end his personal hell on merseyside with everton with a return to his native holland with the leaders psv eindhoven

Aston Villa are set to sign Robbie Keane for around £6.5 million in January whilst Alan Curbishley is keen on Luke Young and Darren Bent for West Ham. Tottenham will also look for a replacement for Keane and Jol may be interested in Saviola.


Manchester United are set to sign two more players in the Janurary Transfer Market to bolster their squad. As they have already signed Henrik Larsson, the offence options are sealed. SAF is in the market for a left sided winger and a right back. Now according to reports in Libsbon Simao is on his way to OT. The fee is believed to be in the region of £12M. Alcides is on his way back to Chelsea. Similarly like Alex(PSV), Alcides(Benfica) is returning to Chelsea in Jan. The other addition to SAF squad is Micah Richards, for £15M. Also Nani and Joćo Moutinho are heading for the Premiership. Rumour has it that the pair want to join United, as they will be loaned out together immediatly back to Sporting for the remainder to the year with hem heading to a lower-tier Premiership club for experience from Summer 2007. Daniel Alves is satying at Sevilla, he is not going to the Nou Camp or to Anfield. However, reports from Turin are that Nedved is frustrated with Serie B football, recently he has been handed down a 5-match ban. He wants to go to England. Spurs is his well documented favourable move, however playing in the Champions League is too much for the Cezch to turn down. He will complete a 6-Month loan deal early Jan. Jermain Pennant is being sold to Watford, for £2M. A £5M loss for the Liverpudlian club.The expected take-over at Liverpool will not take place until the Summer at least. The stock investers have revealed that in L' Equipe this moring (Sunday 17th).

Wolves news

Wolves may b in the runnin 2 sign wantaway striker will hoskins 4 500k or mre

Everton want a partner for andrew johnson with moyes seeing mcfadden more as a left winger and james beattie set to join middlesbrough everton will look at bringing alan smith on loan sign david nugent from preston and also make an offer for the benched ahmed mido of spurs

David villa coming to chelsea for 15 million;shevchenko on his way out

Arsene Wenger has almost certainly made the decision that every Arsenal fan has been waiting to hear. On loan Birmingham striker Nicklas Bendtner will return to the Emirates next summer and look to force his way into the first team, with French forward Jeremie Aliadiere finally getting shipped out. Aliadiere was like a fish out of water against Portsmouth over the weekend and has struggled to adapt to the Arsenal style of play since joining the club several years ago. Bendtner, however, has had a staggering time during his loan spell in the Midlands and Wenger is ready to bring him back to compete with Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie, Emmanuel Adebayor and Julio Baptista. Anthony Stokes, currently on loan at Falkirk, will be farmed out for a further season next year.

Sheffield United rumours.

Neil Warnock is looking to bring in either Healy or Cresswell from leeds for Akinbiyi or Horsfield and £500,000

Kilgallon for Ifil and £1.5 mil

Goran Gavrancic from Dynamo Kieve for 1 mil

Julian De Guzman from Deportivo for £1 mil

WATFORD NEWS!(there's not enough of it!)



Billy Sharp

Ray Parlour

Kieran Richardson (loan)

Alan Smith (loan)

Leon Cort


Millwall will attempt to sign striker Christian Roberts of swindon town fc but face competition from three un-named clubs, And millwall are also tracking stoke citys centre midfielder Dave Brammer

Manu utd squad nxt season

(gk)van der saar,kuszczak





(am)van der vaart,scholes




players leaving are smith, silvestre,oshea, fletcher

Carlisle 2 sign paul thirwell from derby 4 £50,000 n grant holt 4 £200,000

Sunderland are now lookin into the possibility of signing nicky butt, justin hoyte, aldiere(spelling) from arsenal and also expect bids 4 the 2 scunththorpe players keogh and sharp with also a shock move for kieran lee from man utd

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