Football Rumours Archive January 20 2008


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Liverpool Summer transfers

Eidur Gudjohnsen – £4 million SS

Carlos Eduardo – £5 million SS

David Silva – £29 million LW

Wayne Bridge – £5 million LB

Fernando Amorebieta – £7 million L/C/RB versatile

Javi Martinez – £10 million CM Ball winner

Daniel Opare – £1.5 million RB

Ashley Young – £15 million RM

Javier Mascherano – £17 million

Leaving will be:

Momo Sissoko – £10 million

Scott Carson – £10 million

Andrey Voronin – Free

John Arne Riise – £6 million

Jermaine Pennant – £7 million

Dirk Kuyt – £7 million

Danny Guthrie – £3 million Buy back Clause of £5 million

Sami Hyypia – Free

Sebastian Leto – £3 million Buy Back Clause of £5 million

Anderson, Hamill, and El Zhar will go out on loan

Next season will be Kewell's last and maybe Finnan's. Kewell will be given a contract this Summer just to stop him going for free and Benitez thinks that next year Kewell could make a difference if the likes of Silva are struggling to find their feet in the Premier League.

  Burnley are considering a bid for Norwich's Jamie Cureton. Despite being the club's top scorer with 8 goals, it is rumoured that Roeder is unhappy at the poor finishing Cureton has shown this season, dropping him in favour of Manchester City forward Ched Evans. Expect a bid of £400 k with the Andy Gray money.

  Everton Rumours: I work as an admin clerk in the finances department of Everton FC and I have some exclusive news. for the Blues. There will be two more signings this January and I also know who are main target in the summmer is. Andrei Asrhavin will sign in two weeks time for a fee of £16 million euros. Steve Sidwell will follow on loan on the last day of the window. In the Summer our main target is Miguel from Valencia with a fee of £10 million being discussed. I can also reveal that Everton are putting a package together to tempt Olaf Mellberg to sign a pre–contract. Steven Pienaar join permantly. however with big money deals for Asrhavin + poteNially Miguel, the word is Fernandes will return to Valencia to play under a new manager if and when expected Koeman gets the chop. Next season our board are dreaming of a team of: Howard, Miguel, Yobo, LeScott, Baines, Sidwell, Arteta, Cahill, Osman, Arshavin, Yakubu.

  Norwich have enquied about Abdessalam Benjelloun of Hibernian after having him watched by former player Robert Fleck

  I hear from the BBC that the Dubia International Capital will make a offer to Gillet and Hicks of £500 million to buy the club outright.

Hicks and Gillet may be unwilling to sell, but I understand that they will after Liverpool v Aston Villa (Mon 8pm) as the fdans are going to stage a mass rally in support of Benitez.

Also, I would like to know who these 'sourses' are that told somebody eto'o will be signing for Liverpool. Benitez and Liverpool's first priority is getting Javier Mascherano on a permanent. deal. The DIC bloke would like Eto'o if he takes over, but would prefer David Villa. If he did complete a takeover, the Villa deal would be in the Summer.

Also, Liverpool fans, do not expect Keegan to let Owen come back, he is now the captain of Newcastle and looking forward to pacthing up their differences.

Keep you posted on DIC xx

  DIC will now bid for both of Liverpool's American owners shares. This is because George Gillet has now been hit by the financial crash in America and is also not to keen to enter a partnership with DIC who are financially stronger than him.

Liverpool Transfer Rumours:


David Villa – 20 mill

Samuel Eto'o – £18 million (January Transfer)

David Silva – 14 mill

Michael Johnson – 6 mill

Aaron Lennon – 8 mill

Javier Mascherano – £17 million (agreed Summer transfer)


Andriy Vorinin – £2 million (January Tranfer)

Momo Sissoko – 10 mill

Scott Carson – 10 mill

Dirk Kuyt – 8 mill

Jermaine Pennant – 6 mill

  Heart of Midlothian are being strongly linked with young Spanish second Division forward Alfonso Ribeiro. The 20 year old hitman is thought to be keen about the prospect of moving to the SPL. A fee in the region of £200 k is thought to be the asking price.

  With new full back Hinkel injured and likely to be out for six to eight weeks and questions now being asked about Brown's ability Celtic Boss Gordon Strachan wants to go back into the transfer market with bids for ex Rangers players Gregory Vignal and Tugay.

While he would like to spend big money on other players the Celtic Board are now dubious of providing more funds given his abysmally poor record in the transfer market since joining the "Hoops".

How long before wee Gordon leaves for personal reasons and a proper manager like DAvie Moyes arrives at Celtic Park

  Tottenham Hotspur January Transfers 2008


Paul Robinson £4 million– Bolton

Wayne Routledge £2 million– Fulham

Darren Bent £12 million– the Hammers

Jermain Defoe £8 million– Chelsea

Anthony Gardner £2 million– Everton

Benoit Assou Ekotto £1.5 million– Bordeaux

Paul Stalteri £2.5 million– Bolton

Ricardo Rocha £2 million– Benfica

TOTAL: £34 million


Carlos Kameni £4.5 million

Fred £8.5 million

Kepa Blanco £5 million

Oguchi Onyweu £2 million

TOTAL SPENT: £20 million

  Richard Dunne will not be going anywhere this season or in the forseable future, neither will Ireland or onuha. Sven has stated clearly on the mcfc. com website. City will seek cover for castillo who is out for six weeks at least, they are also looking at a possibility of a £7 million move for Spanish right winger Jonas.

  Possible transfers for Liverpool FC this Summer:

Kakha Kaladze (£4 million)

Ezequiel Garay (£8 million)

Philippe Mexes (£5 million)

Fernando Amorebieta (£3 million)

Urby Emanuelson (£7 million)

Sameer Nasri (£16 million)

Abdul Kader Keita (£9 million)

Matias Fernandez (£6 million)

David Silva (£15 million)

Jeremy Menez (£10 million)

Klaas Jan Huntelaar (£15 million)

David Villa (£20 million)

Sulley Muntari (£8 million)

Vincenzo Iaquinta (£9 million)

  the only transfer activity at Everton this month will be Arshavin from zenit for £8 million

  Everton will buy a forward this month. high in moysie list is the American Eddie johnson. also Everton still need a left sided midfielder, I cannot see him getting into an auction for Downing. Sidwell will come towards the end of the month. Rafa to be gone by august 2008.

  Transfer Rumours

Darren Bent to Liverpool – £12 million (January)

Mikel Arteta to Atletico Madrid – 8 mill

JoLeon LeScott to Newcastle – 9 mill

Jermaine Defoe to Atson Villa – 10 mill

Didier Drogba to FC Barcelona – 20 mill

Frank Lampard to FC Barcelona – Free

David Villa to Liverpool – 20 mill

Samuel Eto'o to Liverpool – £18 million (January)

Jermaine Pennant to Newcastle – 6 mill

Anderson to Bayern Munich – 18 mill

Lukas Podolski to Manchester City – £15 million (January)

Elano to Inter – 16 mill

Ronaldhino – AC Milan

Deco to Liverpool – 10 mill

Stewart Downing to Tottenham – 7 mill

Peter Crouch to Portsmouth – 8 mill

All Summer transfers apart from those stated.

  Walcott in a loan deal to Manchester City as they need depth uprfont and can guarantee him first team football until the end of the season.

also Arsenal will finally sign a brittish player in the shape of gareth barry and Derby are preparing championship football next season by signing Leeds Jermain Beckford although Leeds reluctant to sell they have apparently agreed a £3.5 million deal hoping he can at least fire the goals that will attempt to save them.

  Newcastle to sign Brown and brown.

Scott Brown for £6.5 million from Celtic.

Wes Brown for £4 million from Man United.

Celtic to use the money on robson from Dundee United. and maybe LUIS FIGO.

The arrival of Figo could see naka or mcgeady leave

  Rangers to bring In:

Rob Jones–Hibernian–200 k

Alan Smith–Newcastle–loan

Victor Anichebe–Everton–4 million


hutton–Man United–10 million

Cousin–Boro–3 million

Expect big signings in the Summer. possibly Juninho from lyon. Title back where it belongs this year. 52

  Newcastle United– Diego –Werder bermen –12 mill

  Sunderland will sign Tottenham forward, Jermain Defoe for £8 million but the deal will only go through when Fred signs as his replacement.

Sunderland are also set to unveil the signing of Justin Hoyte who had previously spent time at the club on loan, now for a £4.2 million fee.

  Expect Wayne Bridge, Wes Brown, Jussi

Juskelainen, Deco and Johan Elmander to join the Magpies by the end of the month–

Leaving the club will be

Stephen Carr– Fulham

Shola Ameobi– Wigan, Boro, Portsmouth

Peter Ramage– West Bromwich (Loan)

Frazer Foster and James Troisi will leave on

loan until the end of the season

  Sunderland IN

Jermain Defoe – £8 million (Tottenham)

Justin Hoyte – £4 million (Arsenal)

Wes Brown – £6 million (Man United)

Sunderland OUT

David Connolly – £1.2 million (Ipswitch)

Graham Kavanagh – 250 k (Leicester City)

Greg Halford – £1.4 million (Charlton)

Stephen Wright – Loan (Hull)

  Andriy arshavin for £6 million to replace James McFadden to completed by January 28th.

also have bid £5 for an un–named Bolton player with it being accepted although will not start player negotiations until they line up a replacement fact.

I am very truthful as I found that Manuel Fernandes was signing for Everton two weeks before we signed him again on loan

  Newcastle transfers could be in Summer or January:


enrique Tottenham

Barton Everton

Martins Liverpool

Carr the Hammers

Duff pourtsmouth


bridge Chelsea

Kuyt Liverpool

brown Man United

dunne Manchester City

Diego Werder bremern/riquelmie villerial

Deco FC Barcelona

  The takeover of Liverpool FC has climaxed with a late withdrawal from DIC that has left a bitter taste in the mouths of all Liverpool fans. DIC Heads were set to takeover the club this week promising to splash out on new players and so the news comes as a sucker blow to Liverpool fans who favoured DIC and who had warmed to the idea of having the backing of DIC.

The saga ends Liverpool's love affair with DIC who's interest in the club had meant that DIC was on the lips of every Liverpool fan for the past few months but now they will have to do what they do best and put DIC behind them.

  Tottenham to make bids for the following–

tiago of Juve – 9 mil

stekelenburg of Ajax – 4 mil

emanuelson of Ajax – 8 mil

jarque – 9 mil

Darren Bent may make a surprise move to Liverpool for 13.5 mil

If Berbatov leaves they will look to bring either Zigic of Huntelaar to White Hart Lane

  Watch out for this happening V. soon:

Tottenham to sign Dos Santos (FC Barcelona) £10 million, as part of deal FC Barcelona will get first refusal on Dimitar Berbatov in the Summer.

Also expect a major defensive signing before the end of January and a 1–in, 1–out in the goalkeeping department if the right deals can be done.

Fabio Capello is considering making Rio Ferdinand England captain and also installing Ledley King alongside him in central defense for next months friendly match vs. Switzerland, although if Beckham plays he will captain the side on his 100th cap. Capello knows Ramos from his days in Spain and has spoken to him about Tottenham' England players and Ramos has spoken highly of King, Jenas and Lennon.

Nothing is guaranteed but is all on good authority from a Spanish speaking source within WHL.

  David Norris is Expected to be the next Leicester City signing. He has issued a 'come and get me' plea by handing in a transfer request to Plymouth Argyle.

After Holloways initial approach for the player was turned down, he decided to give up on raiding Home park. But after Breaking the ice with the signing of Barry Hayles it's is pretty much a certainty that he will be joining The Foxes. Leicester have tabled a £1.5 million bid initially and are expected to fend of Ipswich Town for the signature. Isiah Osbourne was recalled to Aston VIlla today after just 2 hours of training as Villa have injuries, expect him to be re–joining on loan in the next week.


  Watford have accepted a bid of 400 k from PSV for Hungarian forward Tamas Priskin. His agent is my cousin. He told me he will fly with Tamas to Eindhoven on Monday for contract negotiations then if everything is agreed the medical will take place on Tuesday. PSV are said to want him to also help Balazs Dzsudzsak settle in Holland.

  NUfc ins:

Crouch – £8 million

Marcelo – £7 million

Metzelder – £9 million

swp – £8 million

Gattuso – £5 million

Deco – £11 million

altidore – £2.5 million

guzan – £1 million

higuain – £9 million


owen – £11 million manc

Martins – £15 million astv

emre – £4 million AC Milan

Carr – 500,000 – Derby


Out: – Balde £1 million

Zurawaski £1 million

Riordan swap

Sno loan

Conroy loan

O'Brien loan

In: – Lafferty £2 millioniom + Riordan

Mizuno Free

Possibilities. Sidwel (loan) Shittu £3 million, Brown £2.5 million, Defoe (loan) Mifsud £2 million, Voronin £2 million

  I work for a prominent high street banking compony and I am in the team that has been handling negotiaions with the representatives of Mr Hicks and Mr Gillett about the much publicised refinancing of thier laons etc. etc etc. just to let you all know things are going fine and we will be concluding negotiations anytime soon LFC will remain in the hands of the Americans at least for the foreseable future. I am aware the DIC (who I think would have made better owners) might be snooping around but nothing will come out of this. these are two very proud Americans who will not give up that easily even when the odds were realy against them making it on time. What this means for RAFA, I do not know but I do not think his future is very secure and things are going to be very tight financialy.

  It's with a heavy heart but will not be seeing malbranque on the left for Tottenham again as Robbie Keane's good mate and rep of Ireland team mate AIDEN McGEADY will join from Celtic for a stAggering £8 Million + a choice of either Tainio/Gardner/Routledge maybe even all three talks in the prelim stage but absolute 100 percent truth source is very close to club staff that is why Downing deal which was in all the daily rags last Saturday as a done deal has not materialised. The Yid has proclaimed.

  Ah Ha.

so after all, Lassana ' I am bigger than Asenal' moves on: )

Probably the most over rated player (based on his ego) in the Premier League.

But I guess Pompy is a step up, ey Diarra ey.

Arsenal will pip NUfc to the signing of Richards but NUfc will sign Senderos for £5 million at the end of the season

  Mark noble to Celtic – fact not rumour 2–3 mill

  Lfc Transfer Targets:


Villa 20 mil

Silva 15 mil

Lennon 13 mil

Heinze 6 mil

Pepe 8 mil


Voronin Free

Kewell 5 mil

Sissoko 10 mil

  Rangers will sign possible Chris cirkland, Wes brown, Wayne Bridge, Darren Fletcher (loan), Peter lovenkrands and jermane Defoe.

they will not sign gattouso because they would not be able to afford his wages and he would cost a heftey amount and the only way thay could get this money is if they sold Alan hutton (blue cafu we love you. )

  Livepool will be busy in the transfer window in the Summer not that a deal is imminate for DIC to buy Tom Hick's shares in the club.

The word around the City is that Benitez is targeting the following players.

Wayne Bridge – £6 million (definite)

Darren Bent – 10 mill

Micheal Owen – Swap for Crouch

Aaron Lennon – 10 mill

Michael Johnson – 6 mill

David Villa £20 million (most likely)

David Silva – £14 million (most likely)

Matias Fernandez – 8 mill

Javier Mascherano – £17 million (agreed)

The following Players will be sold:

Mohammed Sissoko – £10 million (Atletico Madrid)

Jon Arne Riise – £6 million (Velencia or Villa)

Andrey Vorinin – £2 million (Werder Bremen)

Scott Carson – £10 million (Aston Villa)

Yossi Benayoun – £4 million (Tottenham or Manchester City)

Jermaine Pennant – £7 million (the Hammers)

All funds raised by player sales will be added to the 80 million budget Benitez has to spend in the next four years.

The first thing DIC will do is offer Benitez a new contract and stadium plans are already in place for asking for planning permission.

  Lee Clark is and old friend from school and he tells me that Glenn Roeder will leave Norwich City on Wednesday, due to his outrage at being mislead over available transfer funds.

Lee will take the helm at least until the end of the season.

  Arsenal about to announce the signing of Arshavin this week. Ryan conroy about to move to Dundee United from Celtic. andrei Voronin to rennes. hamed namouchi in for a shock return to Rangers along with Christian dailly. barry robson to sign for Watford before the window slams shut. Stephen pearson to Fulham. Dave kitson to sign for Celtic along with Leroy Lita and David Rozenhal.

RIP Phil Odonnell

  Jermain Defoe is heading to Anfield. Yesterday Maritn O Neill refuted claims they had met Defoe. Other stories linking him to Newcastle are furthur rubbish as Defoe does not wish to contend with any favoourtism to Owen.

He sees his future at Anfield where he will fit into Rafa's rotation system nicely as he is both a foil for Torres and a partner.

  Chelsea seeking to rush through bids for Villa and Danny Alves before DIC takeover at Anfield. Benitez looking at Villa, Henry, Buffon, Alves and Benzema with the injection of funds.

  The company I work for are are just completing work on communications and audio visual equipment at Anfield. Needless to say we have overheard a few conversations and interesting comments while there. Firstly I can tell all LFC fans that there will be no takeover from DIC. This rumour has been created by senior board members in order to fire a shot across the bows of the US owners. DIC took the 2006 rejection from the Liverpool board as a slur on their character and will not make another approach. There is however definite unrest between Hicks/Gillett and Parry. Rick Parry has spent most of the week trying to explain the reaction from fans after the spat with Benitez, the Americans view team coaches as expendable and do not understand the fans empathy with Rafa. The atmosphere at Anfield is dreadful, there is a real intent to try and keep everything in house and stop the adverse gossip affecting the team. There is talk of new investment albeit a third party alongside the Americans. Rafa will stay until the end of the season but most feel that he will go in the Summer.

There is only a small budget for transfers in January so as to keep funds for a new manager in the Summer. I overheard that Sammy Lee was in talks and that Heinze may arrive on loan other than that I think Liverpool are entering a dark period in their history.


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