Football Rumours Archive January 21 2009


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Rangers Do not expect to see any signings at the blue gates of ibrox, regardless of what other people are say – as ragers are struggling to move anyone out the door and with others such as Hemdami, Daily and Adam sitting tight on a nice little wage per week. Even if players are shifted out, youngsters Arron, Fleck and Efrem are set to play more in the second half of the season, also expect to see Webster slowly being put into the back line, now that he has lost over a stone in weight and can now move his own body weight, smith and mccoist see no reason to bring in another center half unless bougherra move on which is unlikley as he doesn't want to risk his chances of international call ups.
  To the guy who posted these 3 transfers –

Scott Brown – 21 mil (Manchester City)
Artur Boruc – 12.25 mil (Manchester United)
Gary Caldwell – 14.75 mil (Chelsea)
Were you drunk when you typed this. Move the decimal points a place to the left and you're more realistic.

Anyway expect Dundee United and Celtic to swap Mark Brown for Zaluska in January so that celtic don't have to wait until the summer to get him.

Rangers Transfer
Allan McGregor (Newcastle, Tottenham or Man City) – £5m
Steven Whittaker (Back To Hibs) – Swap for Dean Shiels
Steven Smith (Birmingham) – Loan
Barry Ferguson (Newcastle) – Swap for Alan Smith
Lee McCulloch – (Hull) – 500k
Andrius Velicka – (West Brom) – Loan to regain match sharpness for next season.
Kyle Lafferty – (Burnley) – Loan with option to buy back at cut price.

Ben Foster (Man Utd) – Loan
Dean Shiels (Hibs) – Swap for Whittaker
Alan Smith (Newcstle) – Swap for Ferguson
  Breaking news today

Kaka is NOT going to Manchester City.

Michael Johnson and Nedum Onuoha could be heading to Newcastle in a cash + player(s) deal for Shay Given.

Arshavin's move to Arsenal is only 50–50.

Newcastle have a finnish starlet, called Jukka Raitala, on trial for a week.
  Sunderland will sign Danny Shittu before the end of the week after being priced out of a deal for West Ham's James Collins.
  Tottenham in's this month. . . . FACT

Palacios– 14m
Burdisso– 8m
Harper– 2m
Cavenaghi OR Keane both 9m but Tottenham will write off the debt still owed on Keane if he comes back. Bent will stay as he and Campbell are the only 2 forwards who are not UEFA cup tied people, stop saying he is leaving.

Tottenham outs will be–

Ghaly– Somewhere in Saudi Arabia.
Troy Archibald–Henville– Exeter loan deal.
Jenas– Inter Milan or Hamburg
Assou Ekotto– Bordeaux looking likely (part of the Cavenaghi deal)
Sanchez– Valencia

  Have heard from a very reliable source Bristol City are currently ( at very early stage) in talks with Kevin Phillips of Birmingham City.
  John Carew will not be moving this January people, stop linking him to Everton. The man is injured and will be all throughout the rest of January and probably a while after too. Ergo he would fail any medical. Okay?

I keep hearing things about Diego Forlan and Villa although this may just be an older rumour re–dug up for the sake of it.

MON will more likely be looking at players like McGeady, Giles Barnes etc and of course that much needed centre forward. Expect one of Emile Heskey or Kevin Doyle to sign on January 31st.
  Celtic will sign Javier Garrido on loan til end of season.Nery Castillo also seen at lennoxtown.
  I've just had word from my brother, who works as an IT technician at the Emirates, that Andrei Arshavin's Arsenal will in fact go through in the next 48 hours, contrary to media reports suggesting the move will fall through.

Zenit have settled for a fee of £12m rising to a possible £16m depending on appearances made and goals scored.

90% sure this is true as my brother has filled me in on possible deals before which went on to go through.
  . .Arsenal. .
Goalkeeper; Wenger wasn't looking for a goalkeeper but has heard that McGregor of rangers may be available for 5.5million and so may make a move for him, if this fails no alternative will be looked at.
Defence; At center half is being looked at, players mentioned have been, Alex(scolari wants money to buy a striker),Richards (potential swap with Gallas plus cash going to city), Zapata or Upson.
Midfield; If Arshavin can't be brought wenger will step up his bid for Arteta as he's slightly younger than arshavin and wenger thinks he's more worth 17million than arshavin.
The second midfielder will be a defensive one names are Cana, Barry or alonso however these moves won't happen until the summer unless any of these players are available for very little which is unlikely.
There may be a loan move for a striker otherwise wenger will wait to the end of the season to see how adebayor does.
  Qpr news

leroy lita will sign this week 4 a fee of 1million

fulham who r strongly linked with a 2 million bid for dextor blackstock has sed he is happy and staying at qpr and signed a new contract :–D

  Carlos Vela is being strongly linked with a loan move to celtic until the end of the season. Scott Brown is also expected to move to portsmouth next week
  Christian Poulsen should be signing for Pompey on loan with a view to a £5million summer deal this week. This move could even go through by tomorrow when this goes up. Poulsen is believed to be struggling to settle in at Juve after making a handful of appearances and struggling to make it back in to the team after an injury.
Loan deal for Pennant has gone through, he wouldnt sign a permanent deal as he wanted to weigh up his options when his contract expires at the end of the season. Play Up Pompey!
  Hearts are to sell Bruno Aguiar to Porto FC for £4Million once he's signed a new contract. Bruno has agreed to sign a new contract with Hearts due to the loyalty shown to him by the club since his injury.

Hearts now seem to cash in on his loyalty by selling him, which is his wish too.
  Kaka will sign for man city in the summer he wants to see out the season with them and say goodbye to the fans properly.mark hughes will attempt to sign david villa in the summer,city won't do more signings in january.liverpool do have first refusal on sergio aguero of but doubtfull the yanks will cough up,chelsea are watching this. . .the agent!
  I have it on good authority that celtic will not buy any big namesduring this transfer window, the word is Strachan will leave end of season, so money being kept back for new manager. Mr Moyes.
  Everton FC Defender Lescott is rumoured to be in talks with Tottenham FC according to various websites. He was at Tottenham`s white hart lane ground on Monday according to articles I have read. We will have to wait and see if theirs any truth to it. Could be that everton may need the cash. And Harry Redknapp is looking to bolster he`s Defence and a transfer fee in the region of £15 million should secure the deal. From– Daniel.
  Have a relative at murry park that tells me Newcastle are interested in Charlie Adam to replace N'Zogbia who will go to Arsenal. Arshaven is being priced out the market. Rangers will go for Diamond (Aberdeen) and Dorman (St Mirren).
  Celtic will do a swap plus cash deal for Mc Geady to Man Citeah and Richard Dunne going other way.
  Rite, i play for united ages 15/16s and iv seen fabian delph walk into carrington along with his agent. Also i know for a fact that man united are preparing a £42 million bid for Lyon striker Karim Benzema and a £30 million bid for Sporting Lisbon duo Miguel Veloso and Joao Moutinho. These are all true facts
  Wolves are trying to sign Leicester left back Joe Mattock and will offer £2.2m
  Some more news about the Norwich City manager situation. I was the one that broke the news some time ago about the board's impatience with Roeder's antics and the fact that his reign was nearing the end, which Neil Doncaster has kindly confirmed, so believe me.

Firstly, all of this talk about a change of ownership is just not true. Delia and co are going nowhere for the time being. However, there may be some new money, but I'm not certain.

As far as the manager race is concerned. There will be no surprise. The board have learned their lessons from the past and will not appoint from within and will appoint a manager with some pedigree and a manager who the fans will 'like' from the off. At this moment in time no decision has been taken, but it is likely to be one of the names that has been widely bandied around.

Sorry, no concrete news, as there is nothing concrete to say.
  Tottenham Fans 'ALERT' !!!!
Wilson palacios has just had a medical with Tottenham, and he is due to be joining Spurs in the next few days.
  Robinho will not be leaving Manchester City after an apparent bust–up with Mark Hughs.
Also Stoke are looking to bring some experience to their squad by making bids Kieron Dyer (west Ham (1.5 million, and Kanu (portsmouth (2 million)!!!
  HIBS NEWS just seen peter lovenkrands leaving easter road with rod petrie and mixu.i asked mixu if he was signing.he just winked and gave a grin. fingers crossed.come on the cabbage
  Everton don't have huge money to spend in January, any major signings will be loan deals. Their only permanent signing will be Seamus Coleman from Sligo Rovers for a structured deal starting at £500,000. Moyes top loan target is Pavel Pogrebnyak, with a view to sign permanently in the summer.
Funds are likely to be tight in the summer aswell, but Moyes has identified the following as his ideal recruits:

Lorik Cana – £6m
Pavel Pogrebnyak – £8m (if he signs on loan and then impresses)
Mark van Bommel – Bosman
  Not strictly a transfer rumour but VERY interesting!!!!

I have with 100% honesty and reliability the outcome of the West Ham/ Jealous Sh!tfield United affair! What will happen is that West Ham United have to pay a sum of £35million to Sh!itfield United. HOWEVER, a suprising agreement reached by both sides (suprising for Sh!tfield to agree to it tbh) is that the money will be £3.5 mil per season over the next ten seasons, taking into account inflation etc. This sounds mad but if you think about it it makes sense, Sh!tfield know that West Ham (and probably any other club bar city/cfc) could not afford to pay the one lump sum, and so the case could have wrangled on and on. Also recieving the substancial chunk of £3.5 mil each season ensures financial stability for a small club that are don't look like promotion material.

In the next few days expect an announcement that both parties have reached an ammicable out of court settlement for West Ham to pay in installments. MARK MY WORDS THIS IS 100& FACT.
  To the fella stuck in a lift with an Everton player. . you must have been stuck in that lift for a long time and running out of oxygen if you think you were going up to the carpark. the carparks are in the basement there!!

come on. . if you are going to take that long to write a made up story then at least make sure you haven't shot yourself in the foot in by the second line.

No more business happening at anfield in Jan, Pennant gone to Pompey on loan and will be out of contract in the summer, looks like liverpool received a decent loan fee otherwise rafa would have given him a couple of minutes for 15 games to trigger his 1yr contract extention so not to loose him for free in the summer.
  Liverpool to buy

valencia (spelling) 15m
johnson 10m
imbrahimovic (35m)


keane 30m

  I have good connections at Ibrox which reveal that Allan McGregor will be sold to Newcastle for £5 million as they need a replacement for the outgoing Shay Given. Replacement will be young goalkeeper Andrew Duncan of Stirling Albion, experienced at all levels of play. A very fitting replacement for any goalkeeper!
  To the person that said this "SPL will be getting raided from england as they plan to sign quality but also no at extravagant prices that foreign teams will be expecting due to the man city fiasco.

Steven Fletcher – 5.75 mil (Liverpool)
Scott Brown – 21 mil (Manchester City)
Artur Boruc – 12.25 mil (Manchester United)
Kris Boyd – 4.75 mil (Bolton)
Barry Ferguson – 1.75 mil (Newcastle)
Gary Caldwell – 14.75 mil (Chelsea)
Lareya Kingston – 1.25 mil (Fulham)
Allan McGregor – 4.5 mil (Tottenham)
Zander Diamond – 1.75 mil (Hull)
Massimo Donati – 750k (West Brom)
Gorgios Sameras – 3.75 mil (Sunderland)
Aiden Mcgeady – 1.5 mil + Stiliyan Petrov (Aston Villa)"

why the hell would boruc be worth 6 mill more than mcgregor when all boruc does is make blunders, also gary caldwell 14.75 don't make me laugh there truely aint a defender in the spl that is worth that also no team in the world would buy donati. also city would be lookin for amazin player christ what do u think city are stupid they are buyin an amazin midfieldfer in de jong why spend more on brown. .

true facts. .
to the glorius blue side of glasgow


ferguson to newcastle (2.1 mill)
mcgregor to newcastle or tottenham(8mil)
charlie adam to aberdeen (px)
bougherra to tottenham or sunderland(5mil)
total= 10.1 mil

shiels from hibs (2 mil)
zander diamond from aberdeen(1.5mil and charlie adam)
tonel from sportin (2mil)
few loan offers and a big loan offer play keepin underwraps. .
total– 5.5 mil which means books balanced.


out –

mcgeady to aston villa (4mil)
balde to birmingham (free)
donati to atalanta (free)
naka to yokahoma (1.5)
boruc to mental asylum wen celtic lose the league due to his blunders another one to happen in next old firm

member i told u first

  West ham utd are to place a bid for pazzini, Zola will pay now and will get him in the summer, Also after inzaghi of AC on loan. Big rumours around upton park that ashton is to retire age 24.(shame, talented player, struggled with weight though)
  Aberdeen's Scott Severin and Lee Miller are going to sign for Forest by the end of the week for a combined fee of £1.2million.

Joining them on Trentside will be Youl Mawene, a £1m signing from Preston and Mark Bunn for £400,000 from Blackburn.

Davies is also trying to get Liverpool to turn Paul Anderson's loan deal into a permanent one.
  I am not posting a rumour, but just wanted to thank those of you who post regularly as it helps me to keep up to date with which players I should buy on FIFA Management Mode and Champ Man!
Come on Cherno Samba!
  Crazy rumour floating about. . scolari will be sacked after next prem match. . sad but true. .

Arsenal to conclude signing of central attacking midfielder from France/French player by end of week . . not sure who??? if you know, please shed some light. .

Liverpool look set to loose Rafa as he does not want to sign new deal / real to buy out the remainding 1 year of his contract in the summer. . pennant will be out by Friday.

Torres wants to see Joaquin at Anfield. . who is he and is there something to this. .

  I am not a cousin of any footballer or my mother doesn't work in the cafeteria of any stadium these are simply rumours which i have heard through the grapevine. Arsenal look to sign Arshavin along with Niko Kranjer of Portsmouth, Kranjer however will not join until the summer when Arsene will play Walcott in a strikers role. Now Bellamy has joined City they will offload Jo to Spain and Vassell to a championship side. Man Utd will not make any more signings as their squad is at its full size says Alex Ferguson and Liverpool may sign maybe a striker with Robbie Keane playing shi. Possibly Kanoute of Seville as he was a great goal scorer when with west ham! West Ham will look to take on Saviola to play along side Carlton Cole up front who has been in great form. Arsenal are also intrested in signing Mark Beevers from Sheff Wed as he is a big strong centre back and most important is that he i s English Arsene needs to breed some English talent.
  Has Harry Hoodwinked the Hacks? Inter Milan appear to have accepted Spurs offer for Burdisso. So his trip to Milan was about getting a Centre Back and not Adriano. Watch out for some more surprises. Especially if Burdisso actually arrives. .now that would be a surprise!

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