Football Rumours Archive October 18 2006


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January Major Transfers,

Arsenal - Frack Ribery, £12m

Aston Villa - Jermain Defoe, £9m

Blackburn - Giles Barnes, £4.5mil

Bolton - Rob Edwards, £5mil

Charlton - Mikael Forsell, £5mil

Chelsea - Bastian Schnieder, £15mil

Everton - Darren Bent, £6mil

Fulham - Gunnar Thorvaldson, £3.6mil

Liverpool - Daniel Alves, £12mil

Man City - Darren Amborse, £3mil

Man Utd - Juan Roman Riquelme, £11mil

Middlesbrough - Johnathon Woodgate, £7mil

Newcastle - Shaun Wright-Phillips, Loan

Portsmouth - Manuel Fernandes, £8mil

Reading - Carlos Edwards, £3mil

Sheffield Utd - Grzegorz Rasiak, £4mil

Tottenham - Stuart Downing, £8mil

Watford - Wayne Routledge, £3mil

Westham - Christian Wilhelmson, £7mil

Wigan Ath - David Healy, £4milCeltic will try and sign David Beckham in january on a pre contract agreement. Celtic majority share holder Dermot Desmond will be paying a percentage of his wages out of this own pocket, trying to cash in on the beckham name as we have done in japan by signing Shunsuke Nakamura.

Also Shaun Maloney will sign a new 4 year deal in the next month.Arsenal will not buy anyone in jan transfer window.wenger will need a left back and a new midfielder for next season.enough cover at left back for this season,clichey,gallas,hoyte,. freddie ljundburg on his way out of club next season.maybe replaced with ashley young on the left is an option,if he continues to impress.abidal is the obvious choice for left back,wenger also admires bolton lefty ricardo gardener.i think wenger will also let aliadaire leave this season leavcing one space for a striker to break through .maybe benther will return from his loan at birmingham and do it.or maybe he will get a big name like torres.Real madrid will sign c.tonaldo from man united nrxt year despote saying he once to stay he will make a 23 million pound deal to madrid.Chelsea to buy Ronaldinho for world record 65m. Then expect Kaka to come for 30m plus Essien. Then Henry will come in a complicated move that wil see Torres ans Simao go to the Emirates plus 30m. Also Ferdinand will be bought for 22m. Cicinhco will go to Stamford Bridge for 16m.All of this to happen in the summer.Hello to ALL football fans

I am writing this from Kosovo, and it has to do with Arijen Robben.

Holland played Albania last week euro qualifier and win 2:1.

Being on that game right behind Albania's banch, I I find out why most of the fans around PL don't like Robben, all the time he provoke Albanian bench, with his gestikulation after every move that he make using all the part of his body, from fingers to face gestikulations.

Some of my friends has some records on their cameras to. when I look at them now, I don't know what to say. .

One think I know that when the time comes I will let those recordings out.

I realy think that EPL has good reputation and players like him do not deserve to play on EPL.

I would like your opinion on this?

I may be wrong but, not with what I saw.Yo it is bob here wif all these sik rumours.

Nani, Hargreaves, Torres and Pedersen to be signed for Man utd.

Chelsea will sign Lennon in a swap deal of 5 mill and SWP.

Abromivich will sell chelsea at the end of the 2008-09 season (100% true)

Ribery will sign for arsenal for 15 mill

Peace out homiesDarren bent is 100% going to spurs in jan. captin king will not be leaving spurs , he only just signed a 4 year deal. dofoe will move to any body who is willing to match tottenhams asking price. joe cole is only a 30/40% chance of coming off. all 100% true , just watchWith Senderos no longer having a regular place expect him 2 leave arsenal in january or at the end of the season . Also expect a possable move 4 readings sidwell as he just said in an interview , arsene wenger did say he might re-sign me it happened 2 keown- he left and came back if it could happen it would be fairytale stuff .Bad news for LFC fans (and I am one of them). I have it on good advice that Gerrard could well be playing his last season with the reds. My understadning is that Rafa loves the Alonso / Sissoko partnership and, when both a fit, will not spilt it up. This leaves Gerrard stuck on the right, and he is not happy. All realistic bids (ie. over £35m)will be considered, but he will not go to Chelsea - The two spanish giants are favourite, which will please Rafa as he can pick up some quality players as part of the deal. Sorry - but true !I have it on good authority that Liverpool FC will be bought by an South-english based consortium. This consortium is being formed by 5 wealthy businessman. 3 men are multi-millionaires and 2 are billionaires.

They will buy out Moores, put the money in frame for the stadium and give Benitez a very sizeable transferkitty. It is not that they will throw 100 of millions for new players like Chelsea does but they will give Benitez the money for the players Benitez wants. So if Benitez wants to spend £20 million or £50 million he will get it.

The consortium will also improve the merchandising income and other facilities to generate more income for the club.

They also find it important to keep the current Liverpool FC traditions in its place.

The take-over will be announced before the end of November 2006!

It will be a new area for Liverpool FC and at last they can compete financially with Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea.Birmingham City will agree terms with Arsenal to extend Nicklas Bendtner's loan spell until the end of the season. Bendtner is currently scheduled to return to the Emirates in January, but he has been on good form and the Midlands club are eager to keep him until next summer. Also, whether Steve Bruce stays or not, Fabrice Muamba will join the club permanently. Muamba is also on loan from Arsenal, but is more likely to get games at St Andrews and could make the switch in the new year. Sebastian Larsson will return to Arsenal next summer.Rangers News PLG wants to add some more young british players to his squad and some experinced forigen players the young brits will be gary cahill from aston vill £750 000 phill jagielka sheffeild united 2million kevin thomson hibs 1.4 million with add ons and simon wallton leeds united 1.5 million and the experianced forigen players will be vikesha dhorraso free transfer alex from fernabache 3 million and ganero gattuso next season from ac milan for 7 million players leaving the club will be dado prso retiering julian rodregues PSG alan hutton plymought argyile steven campell partic thisel lee martin loan return lionel litizy retiering and also expect some of our young player to make the brak through to the top team they will be moses ashikido danny n gussan steven lennon and brian gillmore and lee robinson the future looks bright the future looks blueAll the current talk in the media is of Arsenals bid for Frank Ribery , this seems to be the case as its been widely reported in France that a deal has already been done, the deal is in the region of 9 million rising depending on appearances and success. There's also rumours that Wenger has had talks with Houiller with regard to Juninho, I don't see this happening as we already have more than enough creativity in midfield, still he'd be a fine

addition to any team. The Yohan Pele saga has again raised it's head, and a bid should be imminent (Jan), although I think Wenger would prefer to get Buffon. All the talk of Craig Gordon seems to be true, but he would just come in as a number 2 to Either Lehmann or Buffon (if we get him)

The Anderson (fc Porto) situation seems to be nearly finalised if you believe the reports coming from Portugal. Although I think with Murinho's links to Porto if Chelski want him they'll probably get him.

A goalkeeper and a young left back will be Wengers priority. Gareth Bale of Southampton seems the ideal candidate. Although we'll face stiff competition for his signature, as all the top clubs have been alerted to his talent this season. Although with Theo at Arsenal maybe that might swing it for us.

We might make a move for Nigel Reo-Coker if Gilberto gets injured, but other than that I don't see us going in for him, he's a good player but being English he's totally over priced.

We were after Marcelo of Fluminense but reports have indicated that he's off to Madrid, although if he looks closely enough at his country men's recent exploits, Baptista and Robinho then he might decide on a move to the Emirates.

Fernando Gago is also on Wengers list but he will probably end up in Spain.

Arsenal Team 2007/2008 (Hopefully)

GK . Buffon/Lehmann

DR . Eboue/Lauren

DL . Bale/Marcelo.

DC . Toure/Senderos

DC . Gallas/Connolly

MR . Hleb/Ribery

ML . Rosicky/Walcott

MC . Gilberto/Reo-Coker

MC . Fabregas/Gago

FC . Henry/Baptista

FC . Van Persie/AdebayorNewcastle news - bramble will be offered a new contract at the end of the season but it will be a 1 year deal as his last chance. man utd will not but torres as he wants to go to liverpool for 25 million. liverpool will sell cisse for 7 million to marseille to fund the move. man utd will not sign hargreaves as barcelona are now interested and want him as their main can'tre midfielder. park ji sung will go to aston villa for 4 million to get first team games.First off, I can't believe you printed that Mabawza ritchie thing for ajax. MyBalls are Itchy. jesus. At least research if it's an actual player first! (i know this has NO chance of being posted).

Secondly, Martin O'Neill will again raid parkhead for Shaun Maloney if a new contract is not agreed soon. £500k should get him straight away in the transfer window. Celtic are not being held to ransom over the maloney deal as they have McGeady on such great form. I think it'd be a huge mistake to let Maloney go but we shall see.

Celtic also be looking at a couple of big name defenders from Europe for the transfer window, and also Scot Brown from Hibs.- - - - -

Tony Mowbray will be given a large transfer budget to raid the SPL in January to strenghten West Brom. He will try and sign the following:

Derek Riordan (Celtic) £500k

Scott Brown (Hibs) £2-3 million [may face competition from Old Firm, Bolton, Middlesbrough]

Kevin Thomson (Hibs) £1-2 million [may face competition from Old Firm, Bolton]

Steven Whittaker (Hibs) £750k

David Murphy (Hibs) £750k

He will also attempt to sign:

Garry O'Connor (Lokomotiv Moscow) £1-2million

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Hibs to appoint Burnley boss Steve Cotteril as new manager within the next fortnight

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Arsene Wenger to sign Hearts and Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon in January or in the Summer for £3-6 million after he impressed arsenal scouts with world class displays against France and in the edinburgh derby. Arsenal will also sign Kilmarnock's Steven Naismith in January but will loan him back to Kilmarnock for the rest of the season

- - - - -Martin O'Neill has his transfer targets ironed out after a series of meetings with new owner Randy Lerner over the weekend and Monday. They will continue with the youth policy and aim to attract the top young talent in Europe and the Premiership.

January looks like this:

Bale (£5.25m) pre-contract agreement rising to £8.25m on appearances, to join in the summer and will stay at Southampton on loan until then. Freddie Bouma may return to native Holland although O'Neill likes the player and admittedly wants him to stay. Rafael Van Der Vaart (£9.1m) will also join from Hamburg in the summer to 'sure' up the left side as he is not enjoying life in Germany - and compete with Gareth Barry who can also play inside left and left back adding another dimension to midfield/defensive options. J LLoyd Samuel will leave the club in the summer or January if he can find a club, O'Neill doesn't think he can go to the next level and be joined by Patrik Berger once Bale and Van Der Vaart officially join. Whittingham will remain. Lucas Neil will be the shock of January snubbing moves aboard and to Liverpool for only £3.2m as he is free to talk to clubs - Mark Delaney will be going the other way as part of the deal. Shaun Maloney will join from Celtic to sure up a young strike force with Sutton leaving the club. Again Maloney will join in January for £500k as his contract is winding down and is free to talk to clubs in January. He is regarded by top English clubs as a big talent and has been watched by Arsenal and Man U - he is known for his tenacity and breathing down the necks of defenders giving them no time or space - in the Andy Johnson/Darren Bent mould.

Shaun Wright Phillips will join permanently in the summer under advisement from his father knowing O'Neill well, for £11m getting his career back on track at Villa Park. In defensive/central midfield McCann will remain as he has excelled under O'Neill and he rates him as a ''talented un-compromising footballer''. Reo Coker's (£12m) situation is being monitored as Arsenal look odds on to get their man, if this is the case Fabio Simplicio (£6m)will join and being closely watched by O'Neills scouts. Finally the ice-ing on the cake will be GiGi Buffon for around £15m, Aston Villa along with Roma tried to snatch him on loan in the summer but were both rebuffed by Juve and time was a big issue with 'The Old Lady'. The move of the summer will be Klose for around £15.2m although Werder Breman are resisting and complicating a valuation - however Aston Villa will get their man. Also, Lerners influence in America will also see Freddie Adu join initially on loan.

Also out will be:

DJ DJ - Jan

Agathe - Summer

Sutton - Summer

Angel - Summer

Sorrenson - Summer

Buffon / Taylor / Oljenik


SWP/HendriePetrov/davis McCann/SimpicioBarry/VDV


Baros/Moore/AduMillwall will sign on loan Ipswich striker Danny Haynes on a season long loan this week.Burnley are going to sign Marcus Bent for a record fee of £2.3 million. In january that will happen also in Jan they will make a cheeky bid for Darren Hucckerby after seeing him in such great form this season. If this doesn't come off they will try and get Richard Chaplow there former young star. Man Utd are going to sign OH in Jan for a fee of £12.3 million pounds also my mums sister (My aunty) works athe reception on sundays and overheard the gaffer SAF talking to Carlos Quiroz that in Jan they will make a bid of a definate fee of £22.7 million pounds. You heard it all here first Jack CLFC NEWS

Rafa will not have much money to spend over the coming 2-3 years so he will have to by sparingly. He wants to sure up the defence by bringing in young promising defenders. In january Rafa will move for:

Daniel Alves 8.5m


Micah Richards 5m

Gareth Bale 3-4m

Curtis davies/Anton Ferdinand 9-10m/7m

Ledley King 9m

Rafa might also move for ONE of these in summer if he has the cash and/or players to swap:

Simao 9m

Villa 10m

Torres 18m

Klass jan Huntellar 8m

I know Benitez will make the right decisions

brilliant_Stevie_GArsenal will be signing four players in January, and two in the summer.


Gareth Bale.

Nigel Reo-Coker.

Stephen Naismith.

Micah Richards.


Franck Ribery.


Leaving will be Freddie Ljungberg, and Emanuel Adebayor.My dad was at a work conference in the hilton hotel in bromsgrove, he saw richar money walsall manager wiv doug ellis, mayb there talks ellis takin over walsall now es got no buisness wiv villa =Arsenal to beat real Madrid to both young prospects Marcelo from Fulminense and Gago of Boca Juniors. Marcelo is predictably being called the next Roberto Carlos. This aswell as Gago being called the next Redondo.ARSENAL TRANSFER RUMOURS

Forget any new strikers (Huntelaar) Arsene has RVP,TH,TW,ADE,Bendter,Vela. We have been linked with many strikers ( Kuyt,Johnson,Adriano )Forget it. Aliadierre and Lupoli will be sold.

Ribery has about a %10 chance of signing this will only happen Lungberg is sold or retires.

A leftback will only come if injuries occur.

And a GOALKEEPER is our only real transfer target.

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