Football Rumours Archive December 19 2008


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BORO defender Wheater 2 probaly leave as hes been replaced by Justine Hoyte , its been known AW is interested and may make an offer 4 him in Jan . Philippe Mexes is unlikely 2 move 2 AFC as AS ROMA have slapped a 20m price tag on him . INTER 2 give an offer 2 AW 4 Bendtner ,possable move by AW 4 Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch come Jan . With Man City having now entered the race 2 sign Juventas player Giorgio Chiellini , its unlikey AW will make any bid 4 him in Jan .

January Signings

Zalushka – Swap or Free in Summer (first team)
Misun – 200k (reserves)
Ivan Ivanov – 200k (reserves)
McGinn – 200k (reserves)
Sylvinho – 500k–1m (first team)
Huszti – 500k or Free in summer (first team)
Bellamy – 5m (first team)

Brown – Swap Zalushka
Naylor – 1.5m
Balde – Free
Donati – 2m
Killen – Loan
JVOH – 3–4m
  To the newcastle fan who wrote that they would be signing giovanni dos santos from tottenham because he is out of favour, get your facts right the reason that he isnt playing is because he has a long term injury on his ankle and therefore redknapp hasnt been able to play him, dos santos will be back playing after christmas FOR TOTTENHAM!
  To all the sellik fans that are so concerned about Rangers debts ! How come over the last two seasons we are the ones that have spent all the money ! How much have you spent ? i will tell you about 4 million net ! even taking away the hutton and cuellar money we have still spent 12 million! so think you should worry more about all the money your not spending! Bellamy might sign for you but i doubt It !!!! I can see you have already shown your intentions for the window ! Paddy McCourts understudy from derry city and some other wonder kid !!!!!! bet hes the new mizuno !!! JCD is on his way more to follow Rangers to sign
Arshavin !!! No chance fellow bears wake up!
also to leave
Burke and Adam Forrest 1 million for the pair
Daily , Hemdani Alowed to go for free
Beasley to spain 1.5 mill
Bougerra marsllies 5.0 million

But watch this space Possible big name loan signing On the way!!!!!
We are the People !!!!!!!!!!!
  Heard yesterday from someone in the know, three of the potential buyers of West Ham are looking to invest big time. Not quite as massive as Many City, they plan to run it as a business, but aren't worrying about making a profit for a few years. They will invest in a new stadium, with the hope it will be ready in 3–4 years time. They will be scouting to world for the best up and coming youth, starting with a few youngsters from South America. Players such as Lulinha, Douglas Costa (if none of the big clubs step up their chase) and varoious others that will have to remain confidential now. (not that anyone believes this site anyway)

They will also look to sell fringe players and replace with youngsters. Davenport, Spector, Gabidon (spelling?), Neill, Mullins, Ethertington, Boa Morte, Bowyer, and possibly Cole if the price is right.
Ashton will be given to the end of the season to prove his fitness, otherwise he will be shipped out on loan with a view to a permanent transfer.

As i said, only three potentila buyed have expressed an interest like this, and they all have the same sort of goal, give or take a few different players. other potential buyers have not yet revealed their plans.
but due to Gudmunsson's (spelling??) financial predicament, he will sell to the biggest buyer – which is fair enough considering.

watch this space, as things will happen quickly, ready for the January transfer window.
  Villa & Wolves

ashley young is going no where. all this madrid talk is rubbish. he's jus signed a new contract and by god he'll play it out!!

with wolves, exciting stuff. scott sinclair a high possibility on loan in january, permanent deal also on the cards.

thanks for reading you innacurate swines!
  I posted a few weeks back that Gerrard and Carragher are trying to persuade Rafa to bring back Owen. My understanding is that Rafa was initially very reluctant but is now much more open to it. It however, has nothing to do with Keane leaving. It looks like Ngog is to be loaned out and Benayoun is to be sold. I am not sure of destination but both Blackburn and Spurs have been mentioned. Penannt is also likely to finally secure his move away from Anfield with Wigan a possibility. Aguero looks like he might move to Anfield one day but its not going to be this season. Liverpool simply will not have any funds until Gillette and Hicks pay back the interest on their loan or sell up to someone else. So what seems likely to happen is Rafa will start the second half of the season playing a more traditional 4 4 2 with a choice of 2 strikers from Torres, Keane and Owen. A left wing of Riera or Babel, a right wing of Kuyt or Babel and occassionally Gerrard and the middle made up of Alonso, Mascherano and occassionally Lucas. Back 4 is more straightforward with centre backs a–plenty in Hyppia, Carragher, Skrtel and Agger.
Left back Dossena and Aurelio, right back Arbeloa and occassionally Carragher – allowing Agger and Skrtel to play together in the middle. This feels fairly strong to approach the second half of the season but is it strong enough? Only time will tell. Thanks as always for reading. Paul
  DIC are closing in on their football club purchase. But it will in the East end not Liverpool. They are fed up with messing about with the Liverpool board and will purchase West Ham for £150million. A reasonably modest budget of £50million will be made available for the January window. Zola will be given until the end of the season to prove himself, before being given carte blanche in the summer to get the club challenging for Europe within the next two seasons.
  Reports today suggested Aaron Lennon could be heading to Anfield in a swop deal with Jermaine Pennant
  Expect so see some very significant expenditure at Arsenal in January and will be the EPL's biggest spenders. AW wants to clear out some dead wood and add to the squad.


Gallas (Juve)
Senderos (AC Milan)
Bendtner (AC Milan)
Denilson (Portsmouth, £8m)
Adebayor (Barcelona, £22m)


Chiellini (Juve; Gallas + £5m)
Flamini and Pato (AC Milan, Senderos, Bendtner + £15m)
Hangeland (Fulham, £5m)
Given (Newcastle, £5m)
Villa (Valencia, £30)

You can be very confident on all of these moves happening, except for Villa which relies on Barca accepting the Adebayor deal.
  Reliable rumours

alex clelsea to psv – 4.5m
diarra pompey to r madrid –19.5m
janko r.b. salzburg to boro/spurs– 9m
zaluska dundee united to celtic –500k
stranzl spartak moskow to fulham/everton –4.5–6m
oneil boro to pompey– 2m
darcheville rangers to valenciennes –1m
gomis st etienne to newcastle/everton/arsenal –6m
elano man city to espanyol– loan
kameni espanyol to newcastle– 5m

watch this space
  People posting on here are in absolute Football Manager dreamland, some transfers are complete and utter fiction and for mad fees that just aren't available and others are players I've never actually heard of. Anyone planning on stating Tony Mobray has any transfer money are also dreaming, we'd do well to get Lita on loan that's about it! WERE GOING DOWN! WAKE UP!
  Rangers ins:(possible not defo

Berra (Hearts need to raise funds and Rangers looking for a new centre back)
Tonel (Also a CB but biggest block could be wages and transfer fee)
Driver (been linked for a while and would be used on problem left mid)
Lovenkrands (Every window he states how much he wants back but remains to be seen if Gers want him)
Arshavin (Zenit want to sell, Rangers HAVE sent scouts, no chance of buying him though as £14m fee way to big and he wouldnt want to come, only possible would be if its was a loan deal as Russian season will be over and Zenit looking to gain him exposure oversee's! Very unlikely though)

Also Linked are an ex Celtic target Stranzel (cant remember the exact spelling) and a possible move for an AC Milan player(was linked in summer and with a friendly lined up in Feb seems a strange time to play unless there is something else going on).

Darcheville (Same team as Sebo, already had discussions)
Dailly (Will be allowed on free)
Bougherra (Only if bid of £5m+ comes in)
Adam (minimal fee required)
Burke (Same as Adam)
Beasley (Same as Adam)
Gow (Perm deal)
Smith (Loan Deal)
  Jus home from spain and when i was there i visited the nou camp, when i was there i saw a certain mr. obafemi martins walking through the players car par watch this space
I saw Leighton Baines of Everton along with Real Madrid striker Saviola outside St James' park yesterday. With their agents present with the Newcastle chief executives, it is likely Newcastle United will seal the deal for the duo within the next 14 days. Baines is unhappy with a lack of first team opportunities at Everton. The Baines transfer will cost 6million with Saviola costing 8million. Also, I personally know Amiobi's agent he has told me that it is a certainty the striker will seal a transfer to Celtic before the new year for a fee of 2.5million. Also, Newcatsle will continue to negotiate with Newcastle but he will eventually be sold to Liverpool for 2.5million.


so because you've seen these players at St. James Park (must've been great timing by the way) you already know what Newcastle are going to pay for them?

OK I'm going to play this game now.

I was passing Old Trafford last week and saw Bentley and Jags there. Its nice what cars football players can afford these days.
  Now don't shoot the messenger. But my dad has been working up near Wolverhampton, and got talking to a certain Jack Hayward.

Anyway, Hayward was mentioning that Mick McCarthy is not going to be in charge of Wolves for much longer, due to the Sunderland post coming up at such an opportune time.

My dad laughed at this and thought nothing of it, and told Hayward so, Hayward then went on to explain that Quinn has a lot of time for McCarthy, and understands that given the right resources (like he had at Ireland), that he can get players performing again and reuniting the team.

He also went on to explain that McCarthy sees this as an opportunity to get one over on Keane, and get the team playing again and achieving heights that Keane couldn't take the team to.

Hayward even went on to say that the reason that negotiations are taking so long is that McCarthy is adamant that Jack Charlton join him at the club as his Director of Football and Dennis Irwin as his assistant manager.

Quinn feels that mcCarthy was never given a fair crack of the whip @ Sunderland previously, and that the fans whilst some would be against it understand that Quinn is going to do what is best for the club.

The only thing being the lack of a box office name, but it is believed that Short would rather have someone in sooner rather than later, regardless of how Sbragia is doing.

Make of this what you will.
  Everton will be signing neil mellor from preston in january
  D.I.C coming back in for Liverpool and taking over were do people get this from.
INFACT D.I.C are taking over a prem team but not LIVERPOOL but WEST HAM UNITED.
They will get the hammers cheaper then liverpool and then pay off sheffield united out of court.

Then they will give zola a war chest of 100million
Wait and see

Ameobi will deffunately sugn for celtic within the next week. I saw him at Parkhead with club officials and he is definately going to sign by January 1st. Newcatsle are looking to offload the striker to pave the way for Spurs striker Geovanni Dos Santos and Robbie Keane. If the Keane transfer fails, Newcastle will turn their attention to Celtic striker Samaras who has been scoring for fun despite having injury problems. Newcastle are also looking to bring in Tony Hibbert as backup for Beye to increase the squad.

  Rumour out this way is that Spurs are eyeing Hull keeper Boaz Myhill as a potential replacement/competition for Gomes. This has caused Phil Brown to look towards Norwich's David Marshall as a potential replacement.

However, it's understood that Rangers are watching Marshall as Allan McGregor fancies a move to the Premiership one day.
  Hi guys some Luton rumours

Andy Cole in Jan untill the end of seson
plus a few loan signings but there will be no more money spent as Dean Morgan and sam Parkin are coming back and will take the wage bill.

Drew Talbot
Lewis Emmanuel
Kevin Watson
Gareth o Connor
Wayne Andrews.
  What idiot put
"Tony Mowbray will have money to spend in the transfer window and will be looking to sign:
Fat Ronaldo– signed 4 corithians
Luis Fabiano– just signed new contract
Maicon– won't leave inter
Miranda– god nos who he is
Amauri– just signed 4 juve
Diego– signed 4 arsenal

and WBA have no money thtey are skint!!!!

  As a Rangers fan myself, I'd like to add my name to the list of Celtc fans and realistic Rangers fans that know the Arshavin transfer will never happen. Nor will a player of his quality come near Ibrox unless it's into the Away dressing room.
However, Rangers will have a mass clearout in January. Walter Smith only wants a small squad. Players like Adam, Burke, Hemdani, Smith will all be shipped out for relatively small fee. JCD will free up £20k per week if he leaves. Burke is also on £13k a week. JCD's new club will likely be Valenciennes and join up with cult hero Sebo. They are in advanced talks and a fee of around £200k looks likely.
Rangers are in the market for a defender. Although recently linked with Hearts skipper Berra and Sporting's Tonel, it seems that Walter has another one in mind. He is Martin Stranzl, the six–foot–three monster from Spartak Moskva. Personally, I'd love to see him at Ibrox as him presence is second to none. Being an international with over 50 caps will bring a vast amount of experience to the back line. Rangers are also crying out for a LM/W. Beasley is too lightweight for the SPL and every Rangers fan knows Walter doesn't give youth a chance. The loan deal for Aaron looks pointless now, he looks mega–talented, but it's Walter in charge.
On the dark–side of Glasgow, Celtc look like they will sell their star asset Aiden McGeady. Figures being banded about are around the £5m mark. It's for a quick sale and minimal disruption of the team.

A realistic Rangers fan.
  News from the Scottish capital

Hearts players Christophe Berra and Andy Driver have confirmed that they have no wish to move to the old firm as they see those clubs as graveyards for the careers of young talent citing ,Derek Rheardon ,alan gow ,stephen thompson ,Stevie Neismith amongst others as an example ,they are only willing to move to an english premiership ,top championship or european side.
Larry Kingston set to move to either Bolton or West ham.

Hibs news ,Billy Mehmet of st mirren as told his agent to talk to hibs ,Hibs also looking at taking veteran player robbie savage on 6 month loan.
  I've heard from a very reliable source at the club that Coventry and Sheffield United are in negotiations around a swap deal involving Elliot Ward, Chris Morgan and Keith Gillespie.
  Celtic Targets

Zulusca (spelling?) from Dundee Utd will sign a pre–contract within the next few weeks, Celtic will offer Utd approx £200k to get him in the window but unsure if Craig Levin will sell him then for that amount. Celtic may offer Mark Brown as a swap deal.

James McCarthy from Hamilton will join for £1.25M upfront will another £.75M based on appearences.

Steve Fletcher from Hibs – £3M + Killen, although this may not happen until the summer.

Another young player from Barcalona will join with the same arrangement as Crosas, with Barca having the option to buy the player back for approx £2M in 2 years. Celtic are looking at 2 or 3 players at Barcalona but need to persude the players to come to the SPL.

Celtic will NOT be signing any players from the premiership due to the large wages for average players. Bellemy will NOT be coming back, he's on about £65K a week just now, Keane is on about £60K.

CSKA Sofia defender Ivan Ivanov for £400K is another name being linked.

Bosnian midfielder Semir Stilic from Lech Poznan has also been linked in a £2M deal.

McGeady looks certain to leave and Celtic will receive bout £7M for him.Hungarian international Szabolcs Huszti is expected to sign as his replacement (pre–contract although a small fee might bring him sooner)
Celtic know that they could sell McGeady and get all of these players for the McGeady fee.
  Barnsley outs:

Brian Howard – Sheff Utd (£500.000)
Kayode Odejayi – MK Dons (£200.000)
Andy Johnson – Chesterfield (£?)
Heinz Muller – Portsmouth (£3.3m)
Michael Coulson – Scunthorpe (Loan)


Simon Cox – Swindon Town (£900.000)
Bradley Orr – Bristol City (£1.2m)
Jamie Ward – Chesterfield (£750.000)
Mark Yeates – Colchester United (£500.000)
Dean Windass – Hull City (Loan)
  Manchester City have signed 3 premiership already the paper work has been done and are just waiting for the the january transfer window to open for them to be announced! This is guranteed not sure who the players are but now that it looks as ir Diarra is going to Real Madrid i think the names are followed:

Santa Cruz
Wayne Bridge
??? Not sure who the other could be.

Not the type of players i really want to see at city with our new found wealth but owell as the saying goes 'u heard it here first'
  Aiden McGeady will sign for man utd as replacement for ronaldo ,Fee £10m plus Darren fletcher
  I cant say if this will happen for definate but Celtic are making moves to sign Craig Bellamy on a permanent deal and Robbie keane on a short term loan deal with Aiden McGeady making a similar move to Anfield. Celtic definatly cant afford to sign Keane permanently but Liverpool will allow him to go to Celtic as long as they get Mcgeady on loan and have first option to buy him in the summer. I'm sure Keane and Mcgeady would jump at the move esspecially if it means Keane could win some silverware with his boyhood heroes and return to anfield in the summer with the confidence he is lacking just now and it allows McGeady to escape his nightmare at Celtic now after a bust up with Strachan and test himself in the premiership. Other teams are intrested in both players but neither Celtic or Liverpool will want to lose such quality players as the both push to win thier domestic leagues without replacing them with quality so watch with interest !
  Liverpool r in talks wit sergio aguero since d summer that's y he didnt start either of the games in the champions league group stages. rafa needs to get the money to complete the deal so january is unlikely but a major possibility in the summer especially if D.I.C. take over. Itandje is going bak to france in jan. to marseille cuz mandanda's off to milan. Babel and Alonso staying put for sure. Barrys been forgotten with ashley young now on the radar. .expect to see a lot more of emiliano insua nd nabil el zhar as rafa sees them as the solution to the troublesome left back nd right wing positions. michael owen "IS" a possibility in the window but rafa won't go over 5million nd he'll hav to take a wage cut to about 60,000 a week
  Jus heard from the tea lady at eastlands (no joke) that sparky has put bids in for kaka, c.ronaldo, messi, d.villa, torres, aguero, nesta nd buffon which all have been laughed off.,the only big(ish) names left on the list are adriano from inter, luis fabiano from sevilla, michel salgado from madrid, raul mereiles from porto and alberto aquilani from roma. .also sniffing around diego forlan from villarael elano, dabo, vassel, ball, garrido, all out., elano goin to inter possibly as part of the adriano deal
  keane will not leave in january or for that fact summer, we have no money unless we sell, and with now D.I.C news on the quite, expect a very boring transfer window for most clubs apart from maybe city, who are after; Villa,Buffon and a whole new back 4 because their crap. peace out
  Rumours going round that Sam Allardyce will sign Michael Owen, Joey Barton and Obafemi Martins from his old hunting ground for Blackburn.
  Diarra will be signing for Real despite a last ditch attempt from Man City.

He will be replaced by Patrick Vieira!!!!
  Paul Ince will be confirmed as the new manager of Swindon Town on Friday

Where he will go nobody knows for sure yet so pipe down with all these rumours. Celtic are likely to get around 10M for him and are already lining up Szabolc Huszti from Hannover 96 as his replacement.

Celtic In's:

Zaluska(Dundee Utd) 1M
Milan Misun(FK Pribram) Free
Niall McGinn (Derry City) 200K Done Deal
Ivan Ivanov(CSKA Sofia) Unknown Fee
There will be one major signing in January due to McGeadys departure and it is likely to be a stiker, either Bellamy or Keane.

Hail Hail 3IAR
  Hearts News

Larry Kingston has given notice to the agency that are renting him his house that he is moving on. His kids have also told friends that they are leaving school in January to move to England.

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