Football Rumours Archive January 21 2007


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Mike Newell is waiting to hear from Scunthorpe regarding his £1 million+ bid for Top scorer, Billy Sharp. Both sides may be willing to do a bid if Warren Feeney is involved in the move. Sunderland are also after Billy Sharp.


Newcastle boardroom saga to continue, massive problem in Newcastle boardroom, Sir John&Douglas Hall had agreed a price for their shares with both Polygon and Belgravia but Freddy Shepherd wanted a vast amount more than being offered for his. The Hall's now blame Shepherd for buy out falling through and will use their majority to try and remove him as Chairman.

Alan Curbishley will offload Anton Ferdinand to Newcastle for around £5 million and will sign Matthew Upson for around the same price.

He will beat Liverpool to Neill and may also sign another left back at the place of Konchesky.

There is a chance that Reo Coker could leave.

Green, Neill, Upson, Davenport, Dailly/ Konchesky/ ?, Benayoun, Reo-Coker, Quashie, Boa Morte, Tevez/ Viduka, Zamora


Eric Abidal to Arsenal is almost a done deal.

Westham INS.

Matthew UPSON 6m

lucas NEILL 1. 26m

tal BEN HAIM free 4 NRC

papa BOUBA DIOP 6m

dennis ROMMERDAHL 2m

kapo BLANCO loan


& A suprise deal 4.

David CONNOLLY 1m + SHERINGHAM going the other way

Shocking rumours in London. After what has to be seen as one of the biggest power struggles at club level in recent years, in June, Mourinho will leave Chelsea, fed up with board interference. Contrary to popular belief, he will join Tottenham for three reasons: 1) He thinks they're THE potential team in the Premier League 2) Levy has already promised him a "carte blanche" in all club matters 3) He thinks it is a big challenge and wants to do a Porto with Tottenham. He will also bring SWP, Lassana Diarra (new Makelele) and Mikel with him in a serious transfer coup. Tottenham will finally make the step up to genuine title contenders under Mourinho. Btw, I have extreme confidence in my sources.

Firstly I have heard from a reliable source James Mcfadden and Gary Naysmith will both be joining Rangers - combined fee of £5mill.

The Gers will also sign midfielder James McCarthy from Hamilton Accies, and versatile Stuart Watson from Rugby Town.

Have heard that man you are close to securing the services of andrea pirlo for around 12 mill pounds.

Celtic will sign James Beattie, my cousin works at a hotel in Glasgow and seen GS with him.

Celtic will also sign Brown and thompson.

Rangers will sign ehiogu but it may not happen because his wagedemand is 2much.

FalKirk will sign Teddy Sheringham on loan.

cmon the hoops

Heard that LUFC will sort out a fee for Morgan of Luton before the window closes (releagtion fears) although they would prefer to wait till the summer when he is out of contract. They are also going to push through a deal for centre back and have three or for options but are trying to secure a short term deal rather than buy outright. A loan signing will also be made on the last day of the transfer window, possibly Murphy (Tottenham) or O'Brien (Portsmouth) . IR.

My mate (a scout) has told me that Kepa Blanco will not be joining Man city on loan (West Ham more likely) but City will be signing Robbie Keane. The big name signing I told you about last week is yet to be announced as the deal could now be permanent rather than a loan but he still doesn't know the identity of the supposed superstar. Will keep you posted

Everton boss David Moyes will complete the loan signing of Manuel Fernandes on loan for the rest of the season. The midfielder was on the verge of a move to Middlesborough however he would rather play for a bigger team like Everton. Moyes will also look to the lower divisions to strengthen his squad. He will look at Billy Jones from Crewe and Greg Halford of Colchester.

Newcastle to make a surprise swoop for j'lloyd samuel and liam ridgewell for a combined fee of 4 million

Carl Robinson is being targeted by la galaxy I know this as my freind plays for Cardiff City and calr Robinsons brother is the academy manager there

Andriy Shevchenko will join either Inter Milan or AC Milan in the summmer for around £14 million although even Real Madrid are interested in the Ukraine striker who has failed to adapt for Chelsea in the English Premiership.


Newcastle are set to put in a £2 million offer for Luton defender Leon Barnett and a £5 million bid for Anton Ferdinand as they aim to bolster their defense, however if Barnett leaves Luton - it is more likely that Reading will win his signature.


I know the main scout for Aston Villa and he told me that they are looking to swoop for the exciting young centre back James wilson from Bristol City he has been wached by all the big clubs in recent weeks and the 17 year old has been in very good form there may be a battle between some of the big clubs for the 6ft 3inch athletic defender

Liverpool is in the running to sign Holland International and Ajax striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. For 18 million euro's. He will sign a contract for Liverpool in the summer. The Dubai Group will finance the transfer!

Manuel Fernandes in talks with Everton over Loan deal until end of the season with the option of a £7m deal if he impresses enough. This is after attempts for Joey Barton failed (although he is still a possible target as there is no guarantee that the Fernandes deal will succeed or that he will impress Moyes enough)

Main transfers this week are Danny Murphy to head to lecister, mullins and harewood part exchange for bent, mark viduka to Fulham and Ashley young to Villa and Lucas Neil to West Ham other transfers include Billy sharp to West Brom, jermaine easter to QPR and seb larsson to Birmingham


Bayern Munich will allow Owen Hargreaves to leave the club if the price is right, and the £20m bid that has been lodged by Manchester United may just tempt the club into selling. Hasan Salihamidzic is leaving, SeBastian Deisler has retired and Mehmet Scholl is following suit in the summer. Once the trio have left, Bayern are going to need midfield reinforcements and the money from Hargreaves' sale will fund moves for three or four new signings.

According to Icelandic media today Burnley are on the verge of sigining Icelandic international midfielder Joey Gudjonsson from AZ Alkmaar, he has also played for RKC Waalwijk in Holland, Real Betis, Wolves, Aston Villa and Leicester where he was voted player of the year last season.

I am a Glasgow taxi driver and I took James Beattie from Ross Hall medical centre to Celtic Park on Friday morning with some other representative bloke who was on his mobile the whole time talking about loan fee possibilites, . I also heard the two of them discussing that "faddy" was coming up too either in January or the summer and this was a positive thing from Beatties point of view. I didn't have the hard neck to quiz them as I work for a private company and could be easily identified but that is what happened- Liv

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