Football Rumours Archive December 18 2007


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Man United news

January transfers



miguel Tevez

anton Ferdinand



wes brown–Sunderland, Newcastle

Fletcher–Celtic, Rangers

a few youngsters including simpson and Eagles on loan to suderland

  Jan transfer rumours



Ferdinand–Arsenal (anton)

sagnol–FC Barcelona




lauren–b, ham

Ronaldo (Milan) –the Hammers

oddo–Man United



kompany–FC Barcelona

ochoa–FC Barcelona

thuram–Arsenal (loan)



  Philip Bardsley and Jonny Evans could be on their way to Sunderland, Roy Keane wants to bring in some of United's youngsters and with Evans failing to make the Man United squad and Bardsley being farmed out to Sheff United he has grabbed the opportunity to beef up his defense. Keane has also held talks with Stewart Downing, who was a hit on Wearside, as he is unhappy at Middlesbrough and wants to stay in the area. However the likelihood is Downing will still probably opt to go south

  Hi every1 I have a couple of rumours the first is that Ben Tozer is in Newcastle for talks tomorrow after NUfc and Swindon agreed a fee

The second is that Tamas Kadar has impressed on trial and NUfc are trying to tie up a deal. Both these players are 17 and ones for the future

  Sunderland will be spreading there scouting network for the forthcoming transfer window and look set to sign Fernando Belluschi from Argentine club Atlético River Plate.

They are also said to be interested in PSV's Ismail Aissati and Ajax defender John Heitinga. Heitinga is looking for a move to the Premier League and Sunderland look likely to give him that chance. However a bid in the region of £6 million would be needed to pry the young defender from the Dutch giants.

  Rumours have it that Man United are to make a move for French sensation karim benzema of lyon, a bid of £21 million + Saha + Silvestre could be made to test the French clubs resistance. in fact some rumours have it that a "Man United representive" was in Glasgow to see Rangers vs Lyon last week, and start the deal rolling.


  In the Summer:

Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea to all go for Nasri (marsielle will not sell mid–season)

Sergio Ramos and Cassias to be linked to Liverpool

Chelsea to move for Podolski and Villa

Ronaldinho, Kaka, Messi and Robinho to be all linked to BIG money moves to Chelsea

Arsenal to make advances for Valdes and Hennessey

oh and before these Derby to set a new record 4 least Premier League points when they get relegated.

Lfc corry

  Exciting but 100 percent West Ham united rumours these are done deals I am on the Hammers legal team and have drawn up contracts

Aiden McGeady – Celtic £5 million + Christian Dailly

Andrew Johnson £8 million

Giles Barnes £5 million this one was complicated but the board have written off the excess from the Stephen Bywater deal to get him so in effect it's £3. 5

  Lots of interest in two key players at Plymouth Argyle David Norris and Marcel Seip. Norris has already had bids from Soutampton, Ipswich and Leicester rejected but it looks likely that he will go in January to Leicester for £1.5 million as Holloway knows his current contract details and what the player is looking for in a new deal.

Seip is one of the best defenders in the CCC and a source indicates that the Hammers are interested from the Premier League.

  AC Milan will make a move for Alan Hutton for £10 million in the Summer, Rangers may be tempted as Rino Gattuso will move the other way. This will probably be a straight swap although Rangers will coin in 25 percent of any future sale. Other players on their way out of Ibrox will be Cousin (3 million), Buffel (1.5 million) Burke (1 million) Gow (loan) Broadfoot (loan). Rangers will a make a move for one of the following forwards; Mcfadden (4 million), Fletcher (£3 million), Forsell (4 million), Pizzaro (4 million), Velichka (2 million) Riordan (1 million) Miller (2.8 million), Alan Smith (6 million).

  Afc Bulletin ) ) ) ) ) )

Expect both Diarra, Song, Gilberto, Diaby to leave Afc. As 4 their replacements it's not sure Arsene Wenger will sign many players in January as he's happy with his squad but might bring in Arsenal youngster Mark Randall and one other Arsenal youngster. It is known Valencia and Athletico Madrid are very interested in David Bentley and it is heard Arsene Wenger is also interested and just might make a move 4 him if Eduardo leaves or goes on loan.

  Hot off the press Garay on his way to Liverpool FC along with Vincent Kompany, Heinze and Kaladze to vie for left back Menez and Benzema to play alongside Torres Alves to Liverpool in Exchange for Sissoko and he will be replaced by Muntari Mascherino to be bought for much less than £17 million but Liverpool agree to a 50–50 sell on Clause lawyers to sort out legality

  Are top scorer, Aaron Mclean looks set to be going to Plymouth in January in a £750,000 + Nick Chadwick deal

  One of the 'shock' signings of the upcoming transfer window will be the transfer of Giampaolo Pazzini from Fiorentina to Sunderland. Pazzini will be swapping a place at the Serie A title contenders for Premier League strugglers, Sunderland.

Keane was linked with the Italian Under–21 star during the Summer and since then Pazzini has signed a new contract at the Italian club. However, he is said to be regretting his decision as he was promised more first team action.

As Pazzini has considerable time left on his contract and the Italian club think he is a great player for the future a bid that could amount to at least £8 million has been sounded out between the two clubs.

  RAFA HAS WON THE DAY but H &J HAVE SAID HE MUST DELIVER THE LEAGUE OR THE EUROPEAN CUP OR BOTH IF HE FAILS HE GOES AND WE GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD RAFA will GET THE PLAYERS HE wants but HE DARE not FAIL INS Garay, Kompany, Villa, Alves, Menez and Lahm and more South American kids and Dutch kids + one exceptional German kid

  – –Update from Edinburgh Evening Rumours– –

Hi, I work on the football desk in Edinburgh Premier Evening Paper.

I have heard that Hearts owner Vladimir Romanov is unhappy at the way the team is performing and will sanction a huge shake–up in January.

The rumour is that the current first team coaching regime will be scrapped. Eduardo Malofeev will be appointed Technical Director. Bruce Arena will be appointed Head Coach and Steven Frail will be kept on as Assistant Head Coach.

Mr Romanov is currently trying to offload at least 65 percent of the first team who he deems below the Scottish Premier League standard. First signing will be Derek Riordan from Celtic for £200K+ Jose GoncAlves. Alan Gow from Rangers in a straight swap with Robbie Neilson. Signings will also be a forward, a midfielder who can split defenses.. the name I heard was a Graeme Jackson, but I cannot find out any information on him. The rest will depend on players being shifted.

– –Update from Edinburgh Evening Rumours– –

  Tottenham are looking at ol baked bean head Wes brown, who is to leave Man United in Summer, also look for a number of outs, Defoe, Malbraque, Kaboul all to leave – being replaced by Barnes, Escude and Diarra (yes of Arsenal).

No big names will come in this season, but if we can get a top 6 finish expect some bigger names next season.

  LFC update:

The rumours about Klinsman to Liverpool are nonsense guys. The Americans may not know 'soccer' but they do know they have one of the best in the world in RB. Ex–girlfriend is hair stylist to some of the Liverpool wags and the rumour is that Anelka has already agreed and will arrive in January.


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