Football Rumours Archive December 20 2008


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Just been told from a reliable source from inside Murray Park that Peter Lovenkrands will rejoin Rangers from Schalke 04 in January. The two clubs have agreed a nominal fee for the player who's contract was up next summer.

Also coming in will be Austrian centre back Martin Stranzl from Spartak Moscow for around £1m.

Should Marseille come in with an offer in the region of £4m – £5m for Bougherra then he will be sold. If this happens Gers will then reinforce the defence with a move for Tonel of Sporting Lisbon OR Berra from Hearts.

Darcheville, Dailly, Hemdani, Burke, Adam, Smith (loan), possibly McCulloch if Stoke firm up their interest, will all be moved on to free up wages.

Mark 'Mucks' Whelan

Ok to end all the rumours just read this and think throught what you have read previously about some of the below:

1) D.I.C. – Unfortunatley seems as though USA is here for a little while longer than we would like. With the global credit crunch still affecting the US stock market these guys financially cant afford to sell up at a loss. D.I.C. will not be buying into the hammers although i would like to see someone with hinest intentions buy them because they are a great team to have in the league.

2) Robbie Keane – After all the fiasco rafa had geting the funds for keane he is not just going to hold his hands up and say the lad hasn't done it for us. if he did he would be out of a job. in this game you cant afford to blow £20m.

3) Bryan Rabble – such a shame but the lad is gone. rafa likes the technical attributes as we all do but the lads lack of enthusiasm and work rate makes him a player too similar to cisse. not one of rafa's favourite players.

4) Owen – How stupid do you think rafa would look if we turned around and signed owen?? rafa has publically stated he doesn't want him, he is not coming back

5) Transfers – Only way we will get anyone in jan is if we sell. possibly pennant out and bennynoon but that would leave us shy on the right side so if they do go expect cover for the right and only in that position. Probble signing in january is the forgotten boy McCarthy from Hamilton.

6) Dreams – i would love it if the rumour of aron lennon was true because its natural pace and drive but i just don't think its rafas way, he could have gotten wright philips if that's what he was after.

  Some transfers likely to happen in January, according to several good sources and various media:

Jimmy Bullard to Aston Villa
Aiden McGeady to Everton
Kaka to Man City
Kevin Davies to Blackburn
Craig Bellamy to Hull
Michael Owen to Tottenham
Kieron Richardson to Bolton
Marlon Harewood to West Brom
Peter Crouch to Portsmouth
Mark Noble to Manchester United
Mamady Sidibie to PSG
Jonathan Greening to Rangers
Sylvan Ebanks–Blake to Stoke
Lionel Messi to Man City
Pascal Chimbonda to Lyon
Morton Gamst Pederson to Man city
Michael Ball to Newcastle
Richard Dunne to Arsenal
Damien Duff to Stoke
Kenwyne Jones to Liverpool
Jermaine Pennant to Celtic
Targets: Defoe, Glen Johnson, Elano, Wheater, Arshavin, Progbenyak, Cavaneghi, Parker, Upson

Possible sales: Ekotto(psg), Kevin prince Boateng and Gilberto(Bundesliga), Stalteri(championship), Ghaly(wba), Rocha

  I normally read these with with a "pinch of salt" as they say

However!(and I'm not a Tottenham fan)

I heard from a very good source that Tottenham will sign Ben Foster and Defore either in Jan or start of next season.)
Ben Foster wants to come back to London after successful spell with Watford and as Van Der Sar has extended his contract by another year, Foster feels he needs to Profile himself to Capello more often
  Renato Augusto will sign a five year contract with Liverpool from Bayern Leverkusen for £8m in January that will not be the only transfer going in to Anfeild he will also be joined by Michael Owen for £3m but a couple of players will leave Benayoun will join Spurs for £6m and Pennant will join Wigan for £3m. In the summer Gareth Bale will sign for £11m with Babel joining Juventus
Adam nd Burke To Forrest About 1 million
Daily, Hemdani, Grame Smith To Be Released
Darcheville To Valenciences 200k
Stevie Smith Will Go Out On Loan Possibly a Championship Team
Gow Loan Made Pernament (Blackpool)
McCulloch to Stoke
Beasley To Spanish Team For About 750k to 1 million (possibly Real Zaragoza)

A Centre Back– Possibly Berra,Tonel,Stanzl or Reynolds
Lm– Driver From Hearts Round About 2 million
And Possibly A Deal To Bring Lovenkrands Back
Also A Loan Deal For Someone Just Like The Davis One Last Year– might Be David Healy As He Is A Life Long Rangers Fan and Isn't Getting A Regular Game
  I have it on a very good info line that david villa was at a secret meeting with liverpool officials on thursday night he flew into liverpool airport and was met there by a lfc player in a blacked out car
  Silly season is here again and the fantasy goes on. Mcarthy to SAFC. Questionable. Robbie keen to anywhere, try Villa Park £10m. Pool happy to do this as it will be a sweetener for another assault on Gareth Barry in the summer. MON will not stand in his way if Pool come up with near £20m. as GB is playing out of his skin. Michael Owen to be tempted to try Villa park as he sees them getting closer to the BIG 4 and he could be part of the equation. Dean Ashton will be offered the chance to play for a team looking for Europe and MON likes a big man up front. Hesky and Davies are in the mix but may be getting too old. Rocky has set his heart on Man.City millions and his mate Hughes, so MON won't even try this route.
  My friend works at ibrox and seen giovanni dos santos at ibrox with is agent and he all so seen elano Rangers in : Elano loan ,dos sants loan , berra 2 million, driver 1.5 million , tonel , 3 million , kingston 3 million and finally pedro from barcelona on loan
  As far as I can surmise, these are the likely Premiership moves in January:
Yaya Toure: Barcelona to Arsenal, undisclosed?
Roque Santa Cruz: Blackburn to Man City, 13–14mil, possibly with Nedum Onouha sweetening the deal for Big Sam?
Wayne Bridge: Chelsea to Man City, 6 month loan with permanant deal in summer worth 6–7mil?
Jermaine Pennant: Liverpool to Stoke City, 5mil?
Aaron Lennon: Tottenham to Liverpool, 7–8mil?

Everything else is shrouded in mystery. . gee, we eat tonight, us football fans. im starting to think old man Pulis has a point, what on earth is the point of a January transfer window?! This was an annoyed Malcolm Shaffer. Any thoughts?
  Birmingham City Transfer Rumours


Jordi Lopez Free
Nicky Hunt 2m
Keith Fahey 400k
Robin Shroot Free
Sead Ramovic Free
Callum Davenport 1.5m
Quincy 4.5m


Gary McSheffrey 2.5m
Martin Taylor 750k
Stephen Kelly 3m
  Ok this is 'rumour website', not a'HAVE A MASSIVE DIG AT NEWCASTLE AND LIVERPOOL WEBSITE'. This is ridiculous, post rumours about your club and be happy with that otherwise ur just proving you're jealous of a team like Newcastle. If you don't like a rumour ignore it, not difficult.

Not many big signings in January apart from Tevez signing permanently for United for an undisclosed fee, this has been going on ages but all parties haven't gone public due to the media attention Tevez affairs always get. The fee will be undisclosed but he'll cost around £23m.
  Celtic INs
Ameobi from Newcastle
Sylvinho from Barcalona

Fulham have stated Jimmy Bullard can leave the club.
  Manchester City, Everton, Newcastle and Liverpool are interested in signing Roque Santa Cruz, however the league leaders may be outpriced.
Blackburn would realistically sell at around the £16 million mark.
  To that person saying Barton, Owen and Martins to Blackburn? Is there something wrong with you?

Blackburn have a 5 million pound transfer kitty apparently, and sam will be selling santa cruz to actually get some cash for bids, other than the fact Martins absolutely hates Sam, you cannot match Owen's wages, your club cant afford to pay 90k quid a week, go look at your highest earner and see how much he makes.

. and another thing, Owen to Liverpool for 4–5 million? Even if he would go, never on that price at least 13 million and more, but rumors are hes going to sign a new contract by this weekend.

Newcastle In's: (Just rumors, no credibility)
Michael Johnson
Jimmy Bullard
Matthew Upson
  Michael Owen will return to Liverpool for just £4 million in January as Rafa Benitez seeks cover to push through his title assault. Robbie Keane will be offloaded in the summer with Manchester City and Tottenham willing to pay up to £10 million for the Irish striker.
  Didier Drogba could be poised for a January exit at Chelsea with Adriano in line to join Chelsea as part of the swap. Scolari is keen on the Brazilian.
  To the blind Gers man who wrote

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!

Yous are the ones wetting your pants over Arshavin out of your list you will get berra and lovenkrands celtic will sign bellamy – maybe only if he wants to come back because there will have to be wage cuts and maybe driver not much activaty going to happen with both club untill summer.
  Some Major news from the most succesfull club in the world,yes my friends Glasgow Rangers:

The bears are to conclude 4 big deals in January:

Arshavin – ??? – there is a deal in place in regards to sell ons, percentage of next fee's etc as none of the so called top clubs in england, spain etc are willing to touch him!

Berra – £3 million pound for the next scotland and Rangers captain, great bit of business.

Tonel £2 million – the next Cuellar

Driver – £1 million to play on the left

All these deals will be funded buy the sales of

Boughera – £4.5 Marseilles
Beasley – £1 million – Spain
Darcheville – £200,000 Valencienes
Adam + Burke – £1 million – Both Forrest
Daily – Hemdani – Smith all to be released although Smith may well stay until the summer!

The beggars on the south side will laugh however when wee eidan micgedi is gone and they have paddy and nick nack on the wings we will have the last have the last laugh. . . . . . . . . . 51 n counting.
  to all rangers fans

arshavin ha–ha get over it u`r skint!!!
the only way players will come in will be if you get rid of all the deadwood at ipox and that will be hard hard work,,,
the mcgeady thing will get sorted out as for january mcginn already in milan should be a celtic player by the end of this week with more to come in,,,bellamy could very well happen but not with the money he`s on at west ham and james mccarthy will be done either jan or in the summer
  Rankers to sign Kaka,Ronaldo, Arshavin and anyone else they want in the summer why they get all the money in from there new stadium!!!!
When is is going to be built???? another classic murraymyth from the laptop loyal. it will never happen due to the massive debts.

Celtic will sign the following between now and the summer.
James McCarthy from Accies – £1–2M
Fletcher from Hibs – £3M + Killen
Zulscua (SP) From Dun Utd – free
McGinn – Derry City – £200K
Milan – ? £200K
  Rangers are set to sign the following in the january transfer window.

McArthur (Hamilton)
Shiels (Hibernian)
Gomez (Dundee United)
Berra (Hearts)

Out will go the following players

Gow (sign for Blackpool)

Burke (will be loaned with view to sell)

JCD, Weir and Hemdani will stay till summer and leave on bosman.

Bougherra will leave in summer.
  Arsenal – ashley young 15 mill if not aiden mcgeady 8 mil
  I know a lot of people take the micky on this forum but when you think about it the majority of it is not far away from the truth, take yesterdays rumour "Probably Allardyce, but what do i know?" Well mate you were spot on as the next blackburn manager. OK not rocket science but don't knock yourself down. It's fair to say that Keane now appears to be a Liverpool Board buy rather than a RAFA buy. The engineering appears to be moving with keane looking at returnng leaving a vacancy open for Owen,. .Me i have serious misgivings about this and don't want it to happen, a great player but a man with not a lot of integrity when it comes to allegiance. The question is if it does happen will it be another Board buy ?
  Celtic news; driver 95% certain to sign, as well as fletcher, zaluska and sylvinho. the board may go big and make a huge swoop for pavlyuchenko or arshavin if they are serious about getting further in the champions league. pavlyuchenko may come for a cut price of 5–6 million, arshavin highly highly unlikely but arshavin desperate to leave and zenit want him gone. remember, i told you about mcginn and misun 2 weeks before it happened, and last summer i told you about crosas,maloney and hutchinson days before it happened.
  Whos the interested parties in buying west ham any info anyone.
  Some transfers very likely to take place in January are:

Michael Turner to Spurs
Emile Heskey to Arsenal
Michael Owen to Villa
Roque Santa Cruz to Man City
Michael Dawson to Newcastle
Joe Ledley to Stoke
Jermaine Pennant to Hull
Dean Windass to Newcastle
Kevin Davies to Blackburn
Rory Delap to Everton
Sylvan Ebanks–Blake to Fulham
Kaka to Man united ( NOT city as rumoured)
Ronaldo ( fat, toothy one) to West Brom
Nicky Butt to Man city
Michael Duberry to West Ham
Peter Crouch to Spurs
Kevin Doyle to Liverpool
Ben Foster to Spurs
  Real Madrid will bolster their squad in January with three major signings. The first (could be completed within 48 hours) will be Lassana Diarra of Pompey for around 15 mil, beating City and Spurs in the race for the Frenchman. Secondly will be the signing of Andrei Arshavin of Zenit (Zenit have granted Arshavin a transfer in Januay) for around 25 mil. Finally will be the signing of Ashley Young of Villa for around 20 mil. James Milner will take Youngs' place in the first XI at Villa. Man City will be making no 50 odd mil signings. They will sign Roque Santa Cruz of Blackburn for 15 mil, Stephen Warnock of Blackburn for 5 mil, Lukas Podolski of Munich for 7 mil and Karim Benzema of Lyon for 20–25 mil. These signings could all take place for City in January. Ex–Inter boss Mancini will be unveiled as new Sunderland manager by next week. Paul Ince will take over at West Brom if Tony Mowbray is sacked. Arsenal will sign Alexandre Pato of Milan in January for 10 mil + Senderos permenantly.

  Trusty Rumours.

Manchester City

David Villa £60mil
Michael Owen £5mil
Dean Ashton £9mil
Matthew Upson £7mil
Rob Green £8mil
Stephen Warnock £5mil
Morten Gamst Pedersen £4mil
Michael Turner £4mil
Gabriel Obertan £4mil
Roque Santa Cruz £15mil
Esteban Cambiasso – £10mil
Lulinha – £5mil
Hamsik – (Napoli) – £5mil
Lavezzi – Loan (£10Mil)

Darius Vassell – Everton (Loan)(£2mil)
Javier Garrido – Hull (£2mil)
Glauber Berti – West Brom £1mil
Michael Ball – Ipswich £500k
Nedum Onuoha – Blackburn (Free Part Exchage RSC)
Valeri Bojinov – West Brom (Loan – perm.£3mil
Felipe Caicedo – Anderlecht (Loan)
Dietar Hamann – TSG Hoffenhiem (500k)
Chedwyn Evans – Doncaster (Loan)
  Barnsley in January Aaron Maclean @ Peterborough (£1m) – Odejayi other way.
  To the person who wrote this below:

I Know the true story behind this belive me!!

Aiden has been causing grief for Celtic Fc for some time. His nightlife activities has caused so much hastle for the club and the police have indeed been in touch with the club about his behaviour. The FACT that all the other players actualy take the critisism and get on with it and aiden spits the dummy out shows the level of mentality he has. I like him as a player but no one is bigger than the club. Pretty stupid comments about "others being untouchable"!!.
   Hibernian News


Jonathen Johannson (malmo) free

Ian Black (ict)free

Grezgorgz Szaltoumzki (free agent )

Ryan Flynn (Liverpool ) 100k


Steven Fletcher (blackburn) £3m

Dean Sheils (rangers) £1.8m

Theirry Gathuessi ( SC Amiens ) free

Steve Pinau ( genoa ) loan ends

Filipe Morais SACKED

Darren McCormack ( West Brom ) 10 k
  Mcginn has officially joined the hoops from derry city, and also celtic have snapped up czech rep under 21 international milan masun from under ac milans nose. big rumour around parkhead that bellemy is on his way in january

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.

Newcastle will look to sign Tttenham's out of favour attacking midfielder Giovanni Dos Santos. He is desperate for much needed first team football so Newcastle will swoop for the Mexican in a swap involving Owen + 5M. Kinnear has contacted Spurs about the possible transfer and is expected to be completed by a week on Sunday!!! 110% TRUE!!!

  Aiden McGeady set to leave club in January with Everton, Newcastle and Bayern Munich all interested.

Joey Barton will leave for Celtic during the January transfer window with McGeady being offered as part of a swap deal with Newcastle. Barton is eager to find a new club after a bust up in training whilst Celtic are looking to offload McGeady after a fall out with Strachen. This deal looks almost certain to happen.

  All this talk about McGeady – get this straight, he is out the only question is where is he off to? rumour is that Newcastle could do a swap plus cash deal involving Duff coming to the Hoops. Any other move will be for cash only and will probably be from one of the top 8 in England. About time the inconsistent wee git left anyway!
  Sam allardyce will offload santa cruz to manchester city for 20mil and mccarthey to to somewhere abroad for 6mil, and he will also be given 15mil to spend in janurary so with 41mil to spend he will sign.

nolan will come in for 5mil as blackburn have a lot of injurys in that position. he will also try and sign owen for 4mil and alexis sanchez for 7mil. he will replace robinson with jaaskalinin 2.5mil.since rovers don't have a right sided midfielder he will sign diego capel for 8mil. and will sign eboue for right back 4mil


Celtic backup striker Chris Killen has been linked with a loan move to Dundee for the second half of the season as he wants first team football.

INS: Sylvinho (FREE)
Milan Misun (FREE)
Zaluska ($250,000)
Kevin McDonald (1M)
Ameobi (3M)
Robbie Keane (LOAN)

OUT: Killen (LOAN)
McGeady (15M)
Naylor (£750,000)
Sheridan (LOAN)
Mizuno (FREE)
  Everyone is saying about D.I.C coming back in for Liverpool and taking over them but has anyone accually read anything or heard anything or is all just rumours??

Also i feel as a Liverpool fan we still need a right winger maybe we could go in for Elano at City, Quaresma of Inter or even if we were able to mk enough money get Sergio Kun Aguero
  Tony Mowbray will have money to spend in the transfer window and will be looking to sign:
Fat Ronaldo
Luis Fabiano
  My girlfriend works at the emirates and has just called to tell me that Gallas is on his way to ac milan in Jan, apparently ac will also make Senderos' loan move permanent, the combined price– none other than Mathieu Flamini, who is apparently missing north London and in particular playing alongside Cesc. The missus tells me that there is a lot of excitement around the office at the moment as everyone was very sad to see him leave in the first place.
This just leaves Wenger to find a suitable replacement at cb, however it will only be one as apparently Wenger has been very impressed with Djourou since the Chelski game, where apart from the own goal he had a blinder. Word from the emirates is that Upson tops Wenger wish list and Arsenal are preparing a bid in the region of £8m. Mexes is still an option but Wenger would prefer an English cb due to the uncertainty surrounding Blatters 6+5 rule.
Arsenal fans can also expect to see the back of either denilson or song who just don't cut the mustard, with ramsay and wilshere given more first team playing time.
winker van wonker

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