Football Rumours Archive December 22 2008


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Who says hutszi will sign 4 3.5million, hees out ay contract in the summer.mginn n misun are sealed.zaluska already signed for 300,000 in jan.

also berra will sign 3mill
and fletcher for 5mill
  Nottm Forest to raid Carlisle again and sign Danny Graham £100,000. Carlisle to sign karl Hawley on loan from preston as replacement.
  People on here get more and more ludicrous by the day.

Arsenal will not get Pato, AC Milan are going to try and use him as part of a deal to sign Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid, if they don't get him they will keep Pato.

Villa to Arsenal for £20 million ? Sorry but Man City have offered £50 million and if Arsenal want Villa they will need to match that price as Valencia are on the verge of going bankrupt.

David Silva more than likely to make a move to Real Madrid
  Januarys biggest surprise will be Bellamy returning to Newcastle for £6m!
Watch this space!
  Chelsea Transfer Rumours
Big Clear Out

Didier Drogba £17m
Florent Malouda Swap Adriano
Alex £10m
Michael Ballack £3m to free up wage bill
Scott Sinclair £2m
Carlo Cudicini £500k
Salomon Kalou £15m
Wayne Bridge £10m
Paulo Ferreira £3.5m
Claudio Pizarro £2.5m
Money in £63.5m
Transfers in

Adriano swap Malouda
Ashley Young £30m
Craig Bellamy £9m
Luis Antonio Valencia £10m
Dmytro Chyhrynskyi £8m 22 year old (CB) The next J Terry
Piet Velthuizen £6m (GK)
Totol Cost £58m
  With Fabregas possibly out for up to 2 months, Wenger WILL buy in the transfer window. Arshavin will arive at the emirates for 17 million pounds. Rumours are doing the rounds that Tevez may be on his way but i doubt it. 32 million is way too much for Wenger, he'd be breaking arsenals record transfer IF arshavin arives.

  Plymouth argyle rumours

Paul Sturrock to be moved upstairs to a director of football if argyle lose to southampton on boxing day. the replacement Aidy Boothroyd.


gallagher (blackburn 1 Million)
cathcart (man u loan end of seasn)
wotton (southampton loan)
sinclair (bolton loan)
O'Hanlon (mk dons 500k)
Johnson (mk dons 250k)


walton (crewe 350k)
stack (blackpool 250k)
paterson (yeovil 200k)
  Crystal palace will sign:

Andrew Surman southampton 450k
Matty fryatt leicester 750k
Craig beattie west brom 500k
scott sinclair chelsea loan
ben sahar chelsea loan
  Liverpool to approach Gary McCaliister in the new year about joining the management set up. He is loved among the fans and a brilliant man, it's a shame that Leeds let him go but he's a winner amongst the Liverpool hearts.
  Expect Joe Jordan to be installed at Elland Road within the next few days
  Rumour has it, that Bolton Wanderers are too launch an outrageous £2.5million bid for Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller. A very worried Stoke fan here saying, let's hope not :)
  Arsenal have money and will sign. .
One of Benzema/Villa

Selling. .
  Shay Given is leaving Newcastle in Jan. He had is going away bash last weekend. Not sure where to though

According to news in Argentina, Carlos Tevez is on his way to Arsenal after falling out with manager Ferguson. Wenger has been an admirer of Tevez for a long time and just missed out on signing him 2 years ago because of manchester united. Tevez is certain to leave Old Trafford after falling down the pecking order to Dimitar Berbatov. Kia Joobarachian who owns Tevez has an executive box at the Emirates and is an Arsenal fan. WATCH THIS SPACE!

Wenger has a least 60 million to spend as arsenal make 30 million every year and with Usmanov to take over there will be more money.

TEVEZ 32 million (KJE)
or Arshavin 23 million(ZENIT)
Hangelaand 12 million (FULHAM)
ALONSO 15 million

Gallas (PSG)
  January Deals. Newcastle will sign javier saviola from real madrid for seven million.And kinnear will spend the rest of his money on stephen warnock from blackburn.expect denilson and zokora on loan.
  West Ham to sign in January:
Fraizer Campbell – 6m
Jimmy Bullard – 3m
Steven Taylor – 3m to replace Upson
Ben Foster – 2m to replace Green
Giampaolo Pazzini – 7m to replace Ashton
Johan Djourou – FREE Part of Upson deal
Jamie O'hara – FREE Part of Green deal.
Matthew upson – Arsenal 8.5m
Robert Green – Tottenham 7m
Dean Ashton – Aston Villa 9.5m
Mark Noble – Arsenal 6m
Julien Faubert – Marseille 5.5m.
Boa Morte, Gabbidon, Spector, Bowyer, Etherington, Sears(loan).
Bellamy and Parker are going nowhere! And Herita Ilunga to sign on a permenent for FREE!
  I have it on good authority that these major transfers will happen come january.

Man City in:
alex, chelsea 10mil,
Da silva (lb man utd) loan, it sounds strange but ferige wants him to have game time
makelele: 4mil, huge contract 18months 75k a week
bullard: 3mil
gudjohnson + yaya toure: 20mil combined barcelona, huge wages 60k + 65k respectively

vassell 2.5mil anywhere
jo: everton loan
elano: 8mil lazio

Chelsea in: 20mil to spend
silva: valencia 15mil
Mancienne loan return
owen 2mil newcastle
jones: sunderland 12.5mil – scolari apparently believes he is the closest thing to drogba that can be bought, adebayor was 1st choice, but out of reach.

Chelsea out:
alex 10mil
malouda: 10mil

I guarentee this will happen
  (everton news) – summer

arsenal will bid either 20million + denilson for fellaini or 23million, moyes would consider the 20m + denilson offer but would reject the 23million pound offer as he see's him worth at least 28million pound, even as an everton fan i find that a bit too much.everton are going to put bids in for a. johnson from boro for 7m,k.jones from sunderland for 12million,butt for 3million,c.nzogbia for 5m and gary neville on free. players who could be leaving are p neville for 4.5m, fellaini for 20m, valente for 2m, l baines for 6m and lukas jutkiewizc for 2.5m so we could have about 35million pound to spend in the summer.
  I have read that Real Madrid are prepared to offer 20 mil + Rafael van der Vaart to Villa for the 30 mil pound rated Ashley Young. What are Madid thinking? Firstly, van der Vaart is twice the player Young is and also what are they thinking leaving van der Vaart out of the team all the time? van der Vaart is a great player and is not being fairly treated. He will not be used as bate to lure Young, but will instead move to Inter in the summer if he does not get more play at Madrid. I have also heard that Arshavin is wanted all around the premier league. United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and possibly City are all interested in the Russian. Real Madrid and Barcelona are also interested. Madid are also interested in Klaas Jan Huntelaar, who could be signed in January.

In Arsene We Trust
  Stoke are set to land Zigic at last from Valencia as a direct replacement for Mama Sidibe. A possible exchange with Dave Kitson and an un–named striker also been mentioned. McCullogh from Rangers may well also join the Potters and an un–named midfielder playing in France
  Rangers announced a friendly with AC milan this week. roumours going around this week are that pedro mendes will switch glasgow for milan and gattouso will be on his way back to ibrox in the summer when he recovers from his knee injury.

rangers possible ins/jan

dos santos(loan)
and posible 1 striker as we only have two that can cause problems.
  I can almost guarantee that this is true. Basicly I am good friends with a QPR under 18 player who I won't name, but they have had a junior keeper from Real Madrid on load this season however, he has just been told to come back to Real ASAP as Iker Casillias believes he is going to Man City. According to my friend, Real have said they will accept any large offers for him, and Iker has said he would be happy going to City so long as they make some other big signings.
  Ashley Young is not going anywhere neither is Gabby Agbonlahor they are really happy at Villa and have no intention of leaving,I am very close to a first team player.I am not going to speculate that we are signing David Villa or anything ridiculous like that as Martin ONeil does not discuss signings with players I have been told however I understand from another source a shock move for Crouch and Defoe is on the cards as we are pusging for top 4 and they both want to protect there england prospects with South africa coming up!!!!
  Some exciting news at hartlepool united football club with dave penny turning down newcastle to manage the blue shortlists left for the job are steve howey ,big al (alan shearer) and aidy boothroyd also some news on the transfer market front former hartlepool united keeper dimi konstantopulas has agreed a months loan from january looking to stay for the rest of the season and then possibly signing on a permerment transfer also joel porter is going nowhere his wife was unsettled in england and wanted a move back to austrillia but now has changed her mind now wanting to stay and porters house is no longer up for sale. king kev (kevin kyle) has also stated that he wants to stay in the north east as his son lives up on the north east and finally former hartlepool player tommy miller is out of contract in the summer and may return to the mighty vic
  Andy Bishop will sign a contract extension at Bury in the coming weeks, ending speculation that he will move to Norwich, Leicester or any other club.
  Dads mate works at john lennon airport in liverpool and apparently he unloaded david villas bags on sunday afternoon.
i did say apparently by the way but he did know about torres before he came.
  I work in close proximity to Gareth Southgate and Keith Lamb and these are Middlesbrough's rumoured In & Outs.


Alex ( Chelsea ) – 4.5 M
Ivica Olic ( Hamburg ) – 1.75 M
Morten Gamst Pederson ( Blackburn ) – 7 M
Brett Emerton ( Blackburn )– 3 M
Mamady Sidibe ( Stoke ) – 2.5 M
Luis Boa Morte ( West Ham )– 2 M
Scott Carson ( West Brom ) – 4 M
Eidur Gudjohnson ( Barcelona ) – 5 M
Cameron Jerome ( Birmingham ) – 2.5 M
Frank Quedrue ( Birmingham ) – 1 M
Michael Kightley ( Wolves ) – 5.5 M
Jimmy Bullard ( Fulham ) – 7 M

TOTAL – 45.75 M


Gary O'Neil ( Portsmouth ) – 3.5 M
Tuncay ( Chelsea ) – 12.5 M
Stewart Downing ( Tottenham ) – 13 M
Mido ( Wigan ) – 4 M
Mohammad Shawky ( Birmingham ) – 2 M
Adam Johnson ( Real Madrid ) – 6.5 M

TOTAL – 41.5

These are what I've heard around the traps and will ALL happen by the Summer.
  Mike ashley is staying at newcastle for now and will spend some money as hes actually started making some again from sports direct, 12m has been made available given that would take his spending on nufc up to 250m the amount he would of accepted for nufc and still will. enrique will be swapped with baines of everton, likewise smith will join wigan with heskey joining nufc (swap deals to be the new fad whilst clubs feel the pinch of the credit crunch). jfk wants a viera type cm player most likely that will be mbia from rennes with 6m+ geremi heading there to sweeten the deal. and jfk also wants a right winger probably mgeady 6m+duff. owen will stay because of heskey joining and the prospect of proving to capello how potent a pairing they can be together also the fact no club will come close to offering him a contract close to the 90kpw reduced one nufc have offered him and his contract will be covered by viduka leaving in the summer anyway. given the success of bassong nufc are actively seeking another young ch talk of upson is a smoke screen. nufc will settle out of court with mallorca for jonas by giving them xisco who is to be replaced by academy cf nile ranager next season anyway. barton won't be going anywhere in january as hes injured until march.
  ––AFC–– Arsene Wenger is set to sign Andrei Arshavin in January for £15million.Arshavin has already stated that he is in negotitians with a London club and was at London Colney last week to look around.AW is still on the look out for a centre back with Brede Hangeland and Steven Mouyokolo at the top of the list.
  To the guy that said this

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

1)Ok first of all Peter Crouch to Portsmouth dam i think he alreay plays for them

2)Kaka to Man City, Lionel Messi to Man City this will never happen because they are both playing for 2 top teams in the world.

3)Aiden McGeady to Everton NO WAY. Aiden McGeady to liverpool yes maybe.

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
Man City. .

I've recently heard the following 'possible' transfers to Man City in January are as follows:

Michael Owen from Newcastle– So he doesn't take a cut in his wage.

Roque Santa Cruz from Blackburn– Because he wants to play for Hughes at City.

Lassana Diarra from Portsmouth– To strengthen the City midfield.

Dean Ashton from West Ham– For a wider variety of strikers at the CoMS.

David Villa from Valencia– Although Valencia are refusing anything less than £120 million for Villa, will he be the latest superstar to grace City?

Esteban Cambiasso from Inter Milan– Possibly for £15 million, a big name to help strengthen City's midfield and reputation.

Craig Bellamy from West Ham– I'd imagine this would be one of Hughes' back–ups in case he doesn't get a few names he wants in January, if it does happen he'll come for around £6 million.

Fernando Torres from Liverpool– Another massive name for City, possibly a world record fee.

Matthew Upson from West Ham– To add numbers for City's central defence. . well needed and would be a smart move on Hughes' part.

Kyle Naughton from Sheffield United– England U21 defender and supposed sensation.

Luis Fabiano from Sevilla– Another striker with a big reputation linked to City who are willing to pay £25 million for him.

Joleon Lescott from Everton– Hughes wants Lescott to strengthen the City defence, another wise move if completed.

Franck Ribery from Bayern Munich– Another world–class midfielder Hughes is looking at, to add to the other world–class names mentioned.

Gareth Barry from Aston Villa– Probably the best idea to strengthen the City midfield. I'm guessing it will be one or the other between Diarra and Barry in January.

Wayne Bridge from Chelsea– One of the targets City really have hope for signing in January. Quality left back Hughes has been looking for.

These are the names of the players City will make bids for come January, any additions to the squad in January are on this here.

MCFC TheCitizen.
  Hopefully, Mr Wenger will be splashing the cash to try and keep us in the top four in January with Arshavin coming in as he's finally lost patience with Rosicky. Also possible swoop to sign Carlos Tevez in a permanent deal. He's getting frustrated at the lack of first team action following Berbatov's arrival. Could also be a replacement for a possible Barca–bound Van Persie (although not until the summer at the earliest). Expect to see Gallas, Bendtner (Serie A) and possibly Eboue (Ligue 1) off in January. New centre back to come in to replace Gallas, the return of Eduardo from injury will see Bendtner go and Wenger's loss of patience with Eboue's poor form over the last 18 months, as well as his diving and recklessness, will see him shown the exit door.
  Arsene Wenger is looking for a cheap, effective midfielder who can play well when the rest of the team aren't. This is Jimmy Bullard, who is Wenger's primary target in the January transfer window, for £5,000,000. Also, Andrei Arshavin has given clues about which club he's going to in London. These all mainly point to Arsenal as he's been given the all–clear to leave Zenit St. Petersburg.
  Alan Pardew is being lined up to succeed Gary McAlaistar after the latter was released as Leeds United manager.
  Celtic – first things first, Bellamy will not now or ever sign for Celtic!! He is driven by wages and would be happier at lesser clubs for more money, WGS dealing of the McGeady nonsense should show folk that he wants players willing to play/fight for the jersey. Now onto real rumours – With the signings completed of McGinn (long term replacement for McGeady (but may get early chance due to injuries on left) and Milan (again may get early chance due to need for actual left back) Celtic will also sign in January, Zaluska (Dundee Utd), Hzutsi (hannover 96) and the final january signing could well involve a swap with McGeady as bait – forget Keane, wages will kill this, BUT Voronin is a strong possibility + £3m to Celtic. These ins may be balnced with outs – Boruc could lead the way, personal life could make him leave Glasgow. Spurs a possible venue, although his advisors may want him out of London, so look for Everton coming in. Also Balde may yet be on his way to Championship with Norwich looking to replace the injured Kennedy. Other outs will be "loans", to include Killen/McGowan/Donati (smart money on AC Milan 6 month loan surprisingly). Merry Christmas to all in Timland
  To the west ham fan saying that djibral cisse would be a target for them, this will never happen as he is loving it on wearside and we have first option to buy.

anyway JK will be hoping that he can have some funds to try and lure kevin doyle and Aiden Mcgeady to sjp, fact
  Aiden mcgeady will not be leaveing celtic at all he still has 5 year on his contract and he is now said sorry to gordon strachan and the two of them are sorting there diffrences aiden has spoke out that there is no way he wants to go.
  Spurs Ins (SUMMER) –

Michael Owen 4m (JAN)
Ashley Young 25m
Michael Johnson 6m
Joe Hart 8m (JAN)(If Man City sign Buffon)
Glen Johnson 11m
Lukas Podolski – 11m
Dervite – Promoted to first team

Outs (SUMMER) –
Cesar – Free
Gomes – 5m
Glberto – 2m
Stalteri – 500k
suprisingly Pavlyuchenko – 8m
Ghaly – 2m
Rocha – Free

ALL 100% True

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