Football Rumours Archive November 21 2008


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Ha ha! i love it i posted some rumors on here the other day and to the Utd fan who had a Pop about Foster – tip for you go and get on the Man u website and you will see Foster is out of contract at the end of the season so Fergie won't sell him. if it is anyhelp you can google man u and it will bring it up. Also the player mentioned only one will require big spending and get into a bidding war and we have a wiley manager who is too clever for all that.
True gooner
  I have it from a good source at Watford that Jobi McAnuff will be sold either in the January window or next summer, to save on his wages due to Watfords current financial plight.
  ((( AFC Bulletin )))

Lillie midfielder and AFC target Eden Hazard is unlikely 2 move 2 AFC or any where else as hes 2 sign a new long term contract with Lillie . Alex Song 2 probaly leave AFC come Jan and move 2 REAL BETIS , Randall, Ramsey 2 replace him . Man City player Robinho is unlikey 2 leave Man City as he himself has said sooo . Its been known Werder Bremen have said Diego is nooot 4 sale but if he leaves Werder want around 30m so its noot certain if AW will make a move 4 him .
  I am taxi driver in glasgow , and i have just seen Nuno Capucho back at Ibrox for a second spell! also Stevie Crawford and Jim Hamilton have also been rumoured to be in talks with Rangers but the deals are supposedly ready to fall as Ranger cannot meet their wage demands.

Hearts News:

Hearts are ready to move their home ground of Tynecastle closer to Mr Romanovs castle in Transylvania . .watch this space
  Jack cork is getting looked at by several prem teams (everton,bolton,villa,w.ham who think the talented player may be convinced to leave chelsea for 2–3 million.
  TO the 'joker' talking about Arsenal and finances, I am not an Arsenal fan but even I know that they are a well run club financially who do not have massive debts like Utd or foriegn ownership. Wenger has the money to spend but is brilliant at picking young players to develop. Utd are buying them in. Stick to what you know ie your own team.

To more important matters, Forest will sign Glenn Whelan in January and also Beckford from Leeds. Dan the Man
  Arsene Wenger head to be on the chopping board if Arsenal loses to Man City this sat. And the axe will be yielded if Arsenal loses to Chelsea in the next match. The board have already chosen the canidate. It shall not be reviewed, but this coach speaks fluent english and is a relative unknown and is not european. . Talks have been held and plans are in place. His transfers plans are also very very attractive.

Arsenal board insider
  Scloari to be sacked after a heated disagreement with Roman. Roman wants to sign Adriano, however the gaffer thinks that Adriano will hurt team spirit and thinks that Adriano is not a good inclusion. Transfer targets have been worlds apart. With the credit crunch Roman wants to sign players that can boost shirt sales as it is the main earner for the club. Also Roman wants to loan Becks, however Scolari is not at all interested. All this led to a very very heated arguement on Tuesday morning. And on Thursday morning the very ruthless chairman is thought to want to sack the gaffer. Watch this news. .

Yuzhny Olichgaf
  First – this Frosty character – "Michael Carrick will rejoin former club Tottenham Hotspur For £12 Million Pounds". He surely doesn't believe what he has written. Carrick purchased for £18m, in first team and scoring – the club wouldn't sell him and he wouldn't want to go. Frosty lives in cloud–cuckoo land.

However, I believe there is definite mileage in the Ben Foster / keeper rumours at OT. The goal conceded by Utd against Celtic exposed Foster's major weakness – namely his lack of height. A top, experienced keeper is being sought as a top priority but it is impossible to say who can be signed. When acquired, one of Foster or Kuszczak will be sold, forget a free transfer.
  Arsenal Jan. transfers:

Affellay(PSV) – 5mil
Y.Toure (Barca) – 9mil
Mertesacker (Bremen) – 6mil
  The consortium that are undergoing due diligence at Newcastle Utd are making a visit this weekend. They will visit the stadium complex and training ground once the team have left for london.

I understand Gerard Houllier is going to be with them.
  Arsenal: Spending big in January? I snorted with laughter when i first read that rumour, but they always seem to crop up when concerning the gunners. However, past exploits tell me that this will turn out to be a dull january for arsenal fans. Either Wenger is extremely self–confident (and i don't blame him! best of the best) or he is too stubborn to admit he needs some defenders.
Aston Villa: Hot property? Certainly seems plausible. . good few previous seasons, some European action, and a good start. With the promise of more signings in january, things can only get better for the villans.
Bolton: Johann Elmander? I mean, okay, a good striker, but hasnt exactly pulled his weight so far, considering his price–tag. Eddie Nolan will not be happy that his hard–earned dole went on some swedish meatball.
Chelsea: The title? I certainly think they will seize it, although could be a close thing. Great team, undoubtedly, with plenty in reserve, and a fantastic manager. Good sense of security around the bridge. Expect wild throw of the dice involving the stop–starting Giovani dos Santos.
Everton: Finances? One second, we have toffees complaining that their club don't have any money, and now we have them predicting great signings and a fabulous break into the top 4. Um.
Liverpool: Excellent run? I agree, yes, a big well done to rafa and his squad of messrs torres, gerrard and ailing full–backs. Someone needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Still, got as good a chance as any this season. Good luck to everyone in red, wake Robbie up?
Man City: Hughes out? Fantastic manager, pride of Britain that one. Shame it only seems to work at Blackburn though. Dont see why he feels the need to renew the contract of young Sturridge though. Half his squad is strikers. . and he's still being linked with Luis "lardarse" Ronaldo, Amr "bicyclekick" Zaki and Mario "stillplaysinGermany" Gomez.
Man Utd: Carlos Tevez? Yes, i think they should complete the signing, and i feel it will cost them around 30mil in the end, considering possible add–ons. He is a quality striker, after all, shame about the hair.
Tottenham: The magic of Harry? Ahh yes, the wonderful Mr. Redknapp. Fantastic start to life at Whiteheart Lane, just what the club needs after the Ramos/Berbatov saga. May I point out that there are the only two highlights of his managerial career thus far? Didnt get a second glance at Southampton, or when he was first at Pompey. And, "Hereulho Gomes" and "sticking with" should never be placed in the same sentence?
Wigan: Crash the KawaZaki? We come to the invariable man of the moment, the Zamalek ace Amr Zaki, plying his trade at the JJB Stadium. The question is, will he go to the highest bidder, or will he join Wigan permanantly as previously agreed. I hope he does. . It makes me sick when Man city (Robinho) and Real Madrid (Van der vaart) poach players who have been scouted and trialed by lesser clubs.
Q.P.R: Signed too many championship players? I think they have if their true aspirations are Premier League football. Okay, Kaspars Gorkss and Patrick Agyemang are good quality, but they just need that extra spark. Sousa will make a good move in securing Helgusson permanently. Possibly.
Birmingham: Straight back up? Hmm, i don't know about this one. I think they have the quality, the manager and the finance sorted (if you can ever call anything related to Sullivan and Brady "sorted"). Definately need reinforcements, and Mcgleish will move for his impressive loanees Kemy Agustien and Nigel Quashie in january.
Doncaster: Straight back down? As a lifelong Leeds fan, i most certainly hope so.
Sheff Wed: No reinforcements? I don't know what they give Brian Laws to buy players with, but it isnt a cheque book. I understand that finances are tight, but there are many more clubs worse off. Expect Laws to continue with his "loaning" ethic (shudder) and extend the deals of Lewis Buxton, Tony Mcmahon and Jimmy Smith.
Swansea: Welsh or Spanish? I swear i cant honestly tell the difference anymore. You can hardly see someone named "Angel Rangel" mining coal or farming sheep?
Leeds Utd: Again, the talent attracting the best? Yes, it most certainly is. However, this time, the talent won't be getting any of it, because Leeds are no longer be in financial meltdown. Expect no clear–cut moves for Jermaine Beckford, Fabian Delph and Luciano Becchio as all have a good few years left in service. Which is just as well, because look where Alan Smith, Paul Robinson, Jonathan Woodgate and Aaron Lennon ended up. Has–beens and substitutes. Expect Bradley Johnson to be on the move in january anyway, with Birmingham interested.
Brighton: Loan signings? I believe i have found the side stealing everyones players! Robbie Savage, Bradley Johnson, Stuart Fleetwood, Kevin Thornton, Matthew Richards and Joe Anyinsah, the poor souls, have all been unlucky enough to be drafted into Micky Adams' "squad." Don't think you've got away with it Norwich fans either, Delia is every bit as bad.
Leicester: League 1 title? Close, but no cigar.

I am Malcolm Shaffer. And what i speak is the law!
  Belgium Defender Daniel Van Buyten to join Arsenal from Bayern Munich.he Cant get games at bayern so a january move could be possible. He spent time on loan at Man city in 2004.
  I just wanna take time to clear up some rubbish ive been reading on here, 1st foster to arsenal on free??? lol come on mate this must be a joke, why would man utd sell him when fergie rates him so highly to become future no1 for club and country? 2nd carrick back to spurs?? lol that did give me a giggle but that's it, for 1 man utd brought him for 14m rising to 16, and hes hardly been a flop, more like 1 of man utds most consisent players for 2 seasons, so why on earth would fergie sell him at a loss when hes in his prime?? 3rd agureuo to liverpool lol, where exactly are you gonna find at least 35m to even tempt athletico?
wot ive been hearing;
benzema to city £35m
danny to r madrid £40m (thats right, remember zenit brought him for 26m and hes a real rising superstar.
heinze to liverpool £6m
upson to newcastle of all places and to be made captain from wot im hearing 10m,
costa to man utd £15m
these are the latest ones im hearing remember i told you alot more a lil while ago 2, and as with them these are gonna happen either winter or summer.
we'll say john :)
  Liverpool January Outs:
Pennant, Voronin, Itanje, Deggen and Leto.
January Ins:
Heinze, Maicon and Simao.
Summer Outs:
Ngogg, Benayoun, Lucas, Alonso, Dossena, El Zhar, Anderson and Hypiaa.
Summer Ins:
Aguerro, Balotelli, Barry and Amorbieta
  West Ham United

Zola has been told he will have funds to spend in January and will not have to sell players he wants to have. Nani has located quite a few players and there are ongoing negotions with few allready.

A bid for Pablo Piatti the young Argentinian in the Spanish side Almeira has allready been accepted and will most likely sign in Jan, he is a versatile technical player who can play in left midfield, attacking centre mid and as a second striker.

Appiah has been offered a contract.

Other targets will not be named at the moment but West Ham supporters should be optimistic.
  Just to let all fellow toon fans know gerard houllier is staying in newcastle jesmond hotel
  Mate of mine texted late last night to say he'd been on the evening flight from Paris to Newcastle a few seats down from Gerard Houllier. Houllier was met by some suits and whisked away by all accounts.
  West Ham and Blade lawyers have thrashed out a £5M out of court settlement to be announced next week. However Blade fans may not be too happy as Kyle Naughton will be moving to the Hammers as part of a Face saving deal for the East End club.
  Tottenham News:
Redknapp has decided to stick with Gomes and work on his ability to catch the ball. Despite his obvious flaw, the Brazilian stopper does make some tremendous reaction saves when it matters and will therefore stay at Spurs at least until the summer.

Another Brazilian who has been linked with Spurs, Ronaldo, has been told that 'Arry isn't interested and he will therefore oin the Italian side Genoa.

Man City News:
In order to restore some alance in the side Mark Hughes will abandon any plans to sign an attacking player and will focus on tightening up the defensive midfield area. At times City play 4–1–5 which leaves Vincent Kompany to try and protect the back four against a fast counter attack. Expect bids for Lassana Diarra, Miguel Veloso and even possibly Stephen Appiah on a free transfer.

In other news:
Expect Reading Trio Kevin Doyle, Stephen Hunt and Leroy Lita to be the centre of a series of tug–of–war battles between many premier league clubs.

Chelsea winger/striker Scott Sinclair is attracting alot of attention from a series of Championship clubs. Birmingham, QPR and Wolves are currently leading the chase

David Nugent's Pompey misery will be over in January when Ipswich come knocking.

Finally, Dossena will leave Liverpool for £6 million to either Juventus/ Roma and wil replace him with £12 million rated Real Madrid Youngster Marcelo.

The Matador
  Liverpool WILL have the resources to buy who they want in January.They WILL be signing gareth bale for 12m, the yanks realise that he is a quality player and really wworth investing in. They will also use the profit made from the sales of pennant,voronin, el zhar and dossena to buy RAFINHA, DEFOE AND KUBA.
  Rangers Players in:Berra, Evans(loan), Tonel, maybe a winger at the right price.
Also expect to see stephen hughes(motherwell) sign a pre contract agreement in the summer
  Everton fc jan targets are Joćo Moutinho ,victor Obinna, Eljero Elia.
  I've heard from a reliable source that Mike Ashley is willing to give JFK the money he needs in January if the club is still not sold by then. Ashley will only be able to sell the club if they are in an alright position in the league. Also he is willing to sit down with Owen and tie him up to to a new deal before he goes
  This site is more like a bitch–fest than a rumour site. All I read is how much one supporter hates this and that, and then someone else says they hate that club. Blah Blah. Im a Toffee, a realistic one. We won't win the league this season, and will struggle to get into europe again (uefa cup that is). We only have the FA cup left as an alternative route, unless we fancy sacking off the summer break in favour for intertoto hell. No European football will probably mean our better players will start to have their heads turned. Great! Just what we need. We probably won't get our new stadium, won't get bought out by a rich a guy, and be stuck where we are constantly battling to hold onto our precious top six status. (and we are a top six side if you look at past seasons. . give or take a blip or two, but most clubs have them. As for other clubs esp the top four, i do look at you with envy. Liverpool: Gerrard, Torres are just amazing players and the pool have a pretty good team to back them up (although squad depth may be questioned) and I`ll be the first to buy my red mates a pint ( well maybe a half) if they win the league, which this season they seem to have as good a chance as ever. Man Utd. Ronaldo, Berbie, Rooney, Tevez. . I don't need to go on. This team is brill and will be hoping pool and the chelski slip up. Arsenal. Ade, Van Persie, Fabregas. all class players, no wonder these teams are in the top four all the time. Finally chelsea. Anelka, Drogba, Terry, Lamps, Deco . . More magnificent players. Its clear to see why its so difficult to break into the top four. They are a cut above the rest of us at the moment. I cant be bothered sniping with an embittered tone at other clubs. Along with us the current best of the rest, are villa. Spurs will do well with Harry at the helm as he has shown already, and wih spurs` seemingly bottomless pit of money, expect a strong push for the top four next season. Man city have the money and will have a good chance of buying the title like chelsea did. Nothing wrong with that at all. If Everton did it, I`d love every second of it. Pompey will stutter nor harry has left, and i don't think Adams is the man for them. Blackburn won't go forward under Ince, no offence, I just think you wont. As for newcastle, Mike ashley has probably put your progress back a few years. It`ll be a while before you challenge for europe. Not having a pop, just being realistic. Villa will do well again next season, and will challenge the top four, albeit unsuccessfully, and if they have some players poached by 'bigger' clubs they will find it harder still to challenge for europe even. Finally my toffees. I think we might go the way of villa. Great managers, and although i cant comment on villas transfer kitty, it probably doesn't match that of spurs and man city, two teams who i think will challenge for the top four next season, therefore pushing one perhaps two of the top four into uefa cup slots. The cups should be interesting though. Still reading? cheers. As for transfewr rumours, Yak to spurs if we can sign Vagner Love, and Stephen Hunt to sign in january. Thats all folks. Ems
  Aidy Boothroyd could be set to takeover as manager at Colchester United. Paul Lambert is under huge pressure all ready and the club could make a change quicky due to the fact lambert is having trouble with first team players and has lost the dressing room. also lambert is travelling from scotland every other week. something the colchester board are having trouble with
  Rumours flying around Grimsby are that the legend that is Robbie Fowler has been spotted at the towns Millfields hotel. Apparently big mates with Newell? Being a liverpool fan I have made a bold statement at work – if Robbie Fowler ever turns out at Blundell Park for GTFC I will personally eat my colleagues man–bag. But that's what is floating around.
  News out from upton Park. .
spurs have been in pre transfer talks over Sears (possible figure of around £1.5M – £2M)Sears leaving would depend on who else goes so it not certain(see below)
the 'big clearout' that has been talked about is now on the cards, BG will clean up as much as he can before selling the club. come the end of january expect Zola to have to use a lot of youngsters and what are now reserves, survival in the Prem is going to be a very tough road.
expect to lose:
if fit enough for sale . . Ashton(he is gonna take some selling), Dyer and Gabbidon are also on the cards to go
Forget Appiah as wage demands are well above what the Hammers can afford or even want to pay out (LeArse now looking the most likely)

Zola's only way out is to 'loan' players in Jan as no transfers in will be allowed

very grim in E13
  What is everyones problem with Newcastle? Seriously. We post comments on here for other Newcastle fans to read so if you don't like them don't read them, simple! Maybe 5th biggest club in PL is a bit delusional but size of club isn't based on trophies won it's based on awareness of club globally.

On the rumours side of things Newcastle will sign 3–4 players in january:
Mokoena (Blackburn) £3m
Michael Kightley (Wolves) £5m
Michael Dawson (Tottenham) £4m
Derdiyok (FC Basel) £2m

Smith (QPR) £2m
Carroll (Plymouth) £200k
Owen (Aston Villa) £4m
  Arsenal – joloen lescott 10 mill
  A deal has been agreed in principle for Robert Green to move to Tottenham in January for £12million, Cudicini will be the replacement on loan with a £5million but out clause, this will give Zola a budget to play with in January. Dean Ashton may have played his last game of football. His recovery is not going to plan and further surgery is required. If this surgery fails then he will have no choice but retire.
  Im a gooner, and whoever sed arsenal is worth 800m–1.2b is deluded. also wenger has done too much for the club for him to be sacked. usually his excuse for not buying experience is that the team are close to winning. this year howeverm our start has been so bad his eyes are well and truly open. expect one of denilson or song to head off on loan for the rest of the season, expect fabianski to claim number 1 spot sooner rather than later, and expect rob green, yaya toure and one out of zapata and mertesacker to sign in january. fabregas will not leave, it is not about the money for him. bendtner needs to go, he is not adebayor's class. recap: in: green, toure, mertesacker/zapata out: mannone (loan), senderos (permanently, thank god), bendtner, song/denilson (loan), rosicky (we've all had enuf). and for the record, liverpool are not being delusional, they are now putting together a run that title contenders do, whether it lasts remains to be seen, but they r defo a great deal more consistent that last season. the united victory gave them lots of confidence, it was a mental block that has now been overcome. newcastle fan who sed they are 5th biggest in prem. . u crack me up. youve won nothing, come close to winning nothing, do not have a good squad, owen is unfit overrated and past it, in fact youre only great player is shay given and mayb duff, who is playing in a team which is not good enuf for him. hate to say it but spurs are bigger than u. still tipping chelsea for the title. utd second, liverpool 3rd, arsenal 4th, villa 5th. newcastle, west brom and stoke to go down.
  Ha Ha! well lets set some facts – Arsenal won't be sold as all the share holders have refused to sell and have a agreement in place to stop the selling of the club. Teves has been linked away in Jan (including to arsenal) this cant happen is part of his contract with Utd that he is there for the season. now for some real things happeningh at Arsenal – Expect a young exciting manager to be brought in under Wenger to learn the Arsenal Way before the man moves upstairs. Also Arsene and the New Man have already met and Wenger admits he has made a mistake in not making singings so will be busy over Jan and end of season as seen below.

Arsenal Outs End of season.
Almunia – Dont Want to be Num 2 – 3 mill – Boro
Gallas – Dont want it anymore – 6mill – Lyon
Denilson – Loan to Beef up – Birmingham or Wigan
Eboue – Not in Plans – 8mill – Man City
Rosiky – Used in PX – Werder Bremen
Bedneter – Same as Rosiky – Werder Bremen
Adebyor – Cash in – 30mill – Real Madrid

Arsenal In Jan and End of Season
Stekelenburg – 9mill
Yaya Toure – 8Mill with a 1st on Cesc if ever sold
Diego – for Bedneter and Rosiky
Velso – 13mill
Foster – free from Man Utd
Aboli – 5mill up front
Dawson – 5mill
Lescott – 8mill+ Song on loan for 1 season
Huntelaar – 18mill

True Gooner
  Micah Richards + Onouah(soz bout spelling) to liverpool in january. Hughes wants to fix his defence and sees these playrs as surplus to requirements. Dunn will also go to totenham. Expect a big name signing lyk Mertezacker in january to replace them
zaki,tevez,schweinstieger,dejan stankovic and ivan cordoba to newcastle in the summer.out will be owen,butt,viduka,smith,cacapa and n'zogbia.
  Wolves FC want to sign Carlton Cole from West ham and they also want to make an ambitious move Liverpool`s Sami Hyppia.
  Asnl– in– yaya toure, dawson, lenny delph–out– gallas, adebayor
aston villa– in – renato agusto, mcgeady, doyle–out– carew, bouma
blackburn– in – benjani vassel–out–santa cruz warnock
bolto–in– alex witsel–out– kevin davies–
chelsea–in– karim benzima–out drogba–
everton–in–dannny guiza–out yakubu–
fulham–in– el zahr(LOAN)–out–davis bullard–
hull–in– bullard–out– windass–
liverpool–in– bale lennon kuba–out dossena pennat degen –
manu– in – lahm–out– nevelle–
mancity– in – santa cruz arshavan diara valencia– out – vassel benjani elano petrov–
boro–in steven defour barnetta–out downing–
newcastle–in–downing zigic–out– duff –
pompey–in traore michael johnson ledly king– out– diara kranjcar–
stoke–in– pennant–out– ??–
sunderland–in nevelle– out– chopra–
spurs–in joe ledly breno yakubu warnock green
west ham–in no1 out every1–
wigan– in – benitez– out valencia
wes brom– in – manaucho(loan) – out – donk
  Guy Demel, Daniel Van Buyten, Christophe Metzelder, Denis Kolodin–––––thats 4 powerful centre–backs that arsenal so desperately need. If wwenger doesn't want any of these four than hes out of his mind.
  Some big transfers that could happen at the end of the season or January

Cesc Fabregas – 35mil – Barcelona – Summer
Didier Drogba – 18mil – Real Madrid – Jan/Summer
Karim Benzema – 34mil – Barcelona – Summer
Samuel Eto'o – 16mil – Chelsea – Summer
Luka Modric – 20mil – Real Madrid – Summer
Carlos Tevez – 28mil – Man United – Jan
William Gallas – 8mil – Real Madrid – Summer
Gareth Barry – 14mil – Arsenal – Summer
Lassana Diarra – 16mil – Tottenham – Jan/Summer
Gary Cahill – 7mil – Arsenal – Summer
  LOL have to say this funny reading all the everton/liverpool/newcastle rumors i agree liverpool are a bit deluded in thinking every single player will sign for them but winning the league you never chelski won it just 3 years ago when everyone wrote them off as for aussie red since when has McDonald been a goal scoring phenom he scored Celtics 1ST GOAL in europe this season hardly makes him a goal scoring phenom now dose it.

Now for the my rumor plain and simple smith will buy 1 player possibly another bid for Reynolds and will try and sell players like Darchiville, Hemdani and Graham Smith who never get a game not regualer players such as Broadfoot and Novo, and to my fellow bear who said Velikia will go can't you rember last season if a player has played for 2 diffrent clubs u can't sell him.
  Liverpool will sign maicon from inter milan for 8 million pounds and the move will be funded by the sales of degen to lazio (5million) and pennant (5million) to bolton.Voronin will secure his place at hertha berlin with his side spending 4(million). El zhar will move to a struggling spanish team for 3 million and liverpool will use these profits to buy Kuba. The sale of dossena and aurelio will bring in 11 millon and LFC will bid 11miliion for defoe

yanks will throw in 10 miilion for bale.
Pacheco will also be promoted to the first team in february.

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