Football Rumours Archive December 23 2012


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23 Dec 2012 19:54:30
Apparently swans signing iago aspas in jan 8 m. What a quality player one of the up and coming player in la liga.



23 Dec 2012 21:04:24
Gillingham are trying to hijack Rotherham United's plans to sign Lee Frecklington from Peterborough United on a permenant deal. Gillingham are set to sign several players in the January window to enhanced their promotion charge. Apart from Frecklington expect The Gills to make offers for David Wright (Crystal Palace) Jack Midson (AFC Wimbledon) Tom Flanagan (MK Dons) and extend Romain Vincelot's (Brighton & Hove Albion) loan until the end of the season



23 Dec 2012 20:33:21
Michu and aspas to be named in next Spanish squad. Swans could have two Spanish internationals in the team if they pull off signing in January



23 Dec 2012 21:04:07
ed has sturridge had a medical at lfc {Ed05's Note - I believe so}



23 Dec 2012 19:33:11
The race is on to sign Iain Hume with Doncaster favourites by agreeing to his wage demands, making him the best paid player at the club. However there are Championship clubs very keen to sign him, and two MLS clubs monitoring the situation.

There is no race mate, the deal to see him join Donny permanantly is almost complete



23 Dec 2012 14:25:38
Micheal owen close to signing loan deal with Paris germain till the end of the season. {Ed025's Note - thats more splinters in his arse then!..



23 Dec 2012 14:16:10
Qpr target Celtics hooper

No chance cant afford him



23 Dec 2012 14:04:15
Heard that Chris Woods will stay at West Brom till the seasons end where a decision will be made to sell him on for a higher figure than the £ 1.5 million quoted if his scoring form continues,or to give him the chance to become a first team member when Lukaku heads back to Chelsea,either way he wont be sold in january .



23 Dec 2012 13:22:25
The race is on to sign Iain Hume with Doncaster favourites by agreeing to his wage demands, making him the best paid player at the club. However there are Championship clubs very keen to sign him, and two MLS clubs monitoring the situation.



23 Dec 2012 13:12:03
Loïc Rémy to Newcastle Is a DONE DEAL.

Why has it not been announced then?



23 Dec 2012 13:03:37
If Man Utd get Garay as expected, the excess of centre backs will see Chris Smalling make a suprise switch back to his native London and sign for Chelsea for about £15m



23 Dec 2012 12:51:20
have put cardiff 10/1 to sign david beckham, also a mesntion on goals on sunday of the possibility of the move.

Next cardiff will be buying messi



23 Dec 2012 12:01:29
Blackpool want to sign two liverpool youngsters on loan.

Jack Robinson-LB

Dani Pacheo- ST

(Not sure we need another LB as we have Harris and Crainey)



23 Dec 2012 11:58:47
Collection of updates, some well-reported, others less so but all credible:

Zaha is going to move in January. Well known that Arsenal and Man Utd are the 2 clubs in discussion with Palace. Good news is that Zaha seems to want to remain in London.

Downings agent has confirmed that 3 clubs have expressed an interest in Stewart Downing. Arsenal and Middlesborough and an unnamed French club. Middlesborough are unlikely to be able to afford the wages and Arsenal appear to be winning the race but Wenger is reluctant to pay the £10 million asking price.

Huntelaar has signed a new contract and will not be leaving Schalke.

Arsenal are not prepared to spend money on wages and/or any fee for Villa. Adrian Lopez is a possible target but Spanish media say he doesn't want to move his family to England.

Arsenal won't sign Demba Ba because of injury concerns.

Dzeko from Man City is now the main priority for a new striker. City want rid of several players and Dzeko is one of them.

Arsenal are close to agreeing an £8 million deal for Luke Shaw although it may be finalised in the summer.

In sum: looks like Shaw, Zaha, Downing and Dzeko as the January signings for the Gunners

Absolute twaddle. Shaw will go nowhere in January. He will be too busy PLAYING FOR SAINTS WHEN THEY BEAT ARSENAL AT ST.MARYS!

Do you not understand the message within that little dig? He stays at Saints in January, and he will have every chance to play against Arsenal. If he joined Arsenal, would he be in their team playing at St. Marys? No he would not.

This is a guy who loves playing and wants to test himself. He does not want to spend his time between the training ground/ the bench/ and being loaned out.

Maybe the situation will change in the summer, who knows, but until then you can forget about him.

There is no deal agreed for Luke Shaw at all. He's on a 3 year contract and will sign a better deal in the summer, that was confirmed by Saints..the player himself has also said he is staying. How about Arsenal stop buying stars from our academy and start producing your own.

Who are Arsenal close to agreeing the deal with for Luke Shaw because its not Southampton. Player under contract and will be offered a 5 year deal in the Summer. Also Southampton dont need the money and said they wont sell



23 Dec 2012 11:00:54
Italian sources have indicated strongly that Manchester City bad boy Mario Balotelli is heading to Watford on loan.

City manager Roberto Mancini believes a spell in the championship is needed to get Balotelli back on track and sort out his disciplinary problems.

A provisional deal has already been struck with his Italian compatriot Gianfranco Zola and the planned loan will start after the two clubs meet in the FA Cup 3rd round in early January. {Ed025's Note - hmmm..

Balotelli on loan to Watford?? Get real mate,keep taking the tablets!

Thats the funniest thing that I have heard for a long time!!

Why the hell would he be stupid enough to go to watford



23 Dec 2012 10:34:20
Strong rumours coming out of bournemouth . that eddie howe. is desperately wanting to sign shrewsbury towns in form winger jon taylor in january . he has been quoted saying he rates taylor that highly he and his chairman believe taylor could be the final peice in the jigsaw to gain promotion to the championship. he knows he will have competition for the little merseydidets signature

Why on earth would Jon go to another league 1 side when decent championship sides are after him

We should not let Jon Taylor go. If we do, we'll be known as a club who let their best players go. Sharps, sherriff, wroe, Collins as examples.

No chance of leaving Salop unless for a higher level club

Bournemouth WILL be a decent Championship side next season.



23 Dec 2012 02:05:20
There is set to be transfer activity at Charlton at the start of January.
Manager Chris Powell is wanting to sign Colchester forward Clinton Morrison. The former Crystal Palace and Coventry striker has played in the Championship before and is rumoured to be jumping at the chance once again.
Colchester United are also expected to hear an offer from Athletic for midfielder Anthony Wordsworth. The 23 year old has impressed Chris Powell this season.
Three players could be on their way out of The Valley.
Forward Bradley Wright-Phillips hasn't played as much as he would have liked to have done this season and is subject of a bid from Brentford. Wright-Phillips is keen on staying in London and will go to Griffin Park on loan until the end of the season.
Another striker set to leave is Leon Clarke. Clarke is currently on loan at Scunthorpe but is subject of an undisclosed bid from Crewe Alexandra in the same division at 'Scunny'.
Danny Hollands is the final player to leave after his loan spell at Swindon Town. Brentford are the front runners to bag the player as he's another keen on staying in London.

23 Dec 2012 09:57:49
Hollands is on his way back to Bournemouth

Chris Powell would never want CM because the fan hate him so much

No way is Clinton ever playing for charlton...... At least I hope not. Can't stand him.

Danny Hollands and Bradley Wright-phillips would be 2 really good signings for Brentford if we can get them both.

Hollands will be extending his loan with Swindon until the end of the season.



23 Dec 2012 01:57:34
Rapid Wien have accepted a £2.5 million offer for midfielder Guido Burgstaller from Tottenham.



23 Dec 2012 01:51:37
Aston Villa are chasing Norwich forward Chris Martin for a deal in January. Martin is currently on loan at Swindon but would jump at the chance at a move to Villa Park.

Villa wouldnt touch him with a barge pole

I would drive him there myself

You can have him for nothing i will give him my bike to go one .....

They can have him he is pants



23 Dec 2012 01:50:18
Shrewsbury Town have made an undisclosed offer for Dagenham & Redbridge defender Scott Doe.

We need league one players, not an average league two player.



23 Dec 2012 01:27:38
Everton are keen on young Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford.



23 Dec 2012 01:49:17
Northampton manager Aidy Bothroyd is set to target Torquay defender Brian Saah for competition defensively.



23 Dec 2012 01:47:12
Carlisle could sack manager Greg Abbott before Christmas and could appoint former Southend and Lincoln manager Steve Tilson.

No chance mate, carlisle have no money to pay Gregg off, If he were to leave Kavanagh would replace him,



23 Dec 2012 01:44:18
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is wanting to spend big on three strikers and two midfielders in order to push for a top six place.
United are in talks with Arsenal over a loan deal for midfielder Francis Coquelin with a view to a full time deal in the summer.
The second midfielder is set to be Marseille player Mathieu Valbuena. The 28 year old has apparently been begging to play in the Premier League and Upton Park is set to be his destination.
The first of the strikers is set to be Youssef El-Arabi. The 25 year old former Caen player currently plays in Spain for Granada.
Allardyce is also keen on a surprise move for Bristol Rovers forward David Clarkson. The former Motherwell and Bristol City attacker has always been admired by 'Big Sam' and feels his energy could add something to United.
The third and final forward set to join is another lower league player. Scunthorpe forward Mike Grella has also been tracked by Allardyce for a long time and could seal a 18 month contract with United.

We have cole whos playing brilliant

Clarkson??ill have whatever your on!

No chance re Grella. Couldn't get in the Leeds team in League One, definitely not good enough for the Premiership.

Not sure about the rest but valbuena desperate to play in prem is pure nonsense and you know it because you made it up



23 Dec 2012 01:35:11
Walsall are wanting to sign Gillingham hitman Danny Kedwell in January.

Don't think so not good enough for div1.



23 Dec 2012 01:32:37
Crawley Town have made an offer for Gillingham forward Ben Strevens.



23 Dec 2012 01:31:22
Celtic are close to signing two players for the January transfer window.
FC Dallas defender Bobby Warshaw is close to signing a one and a half year contract whilst San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon is also close to making it a double American deal.



23 Dec 2012 01:29:26
rumour has it that yeovil have offered a 6 month contract to trialist midfielder kevin dawson younger brother of barnsley's stephen dawson

If he is anything like is brother
gerrim signed



23 Dec 2012 01:28:57
Everton are set to take Lorient attacker Julien Quercia on trial over Christmas with a view to a loan deal until the summer.



23 Dec 2012 01:25:37
Peterborough loanee Dwight Gayle is subject of two offers. Dagenham & Redbridge aren't wanting their 22 year old to go on the cheap.
Both Peterborough and Nottingham Forest are keen.



23 Dec 2012 01:23:11
Crystal Palace are close to signing two players on pre contracts in the next week.
Young Bosnian striker Irfan Hadzic has already started training with the club after Ian Holloway revealed that Vitesse had accepted a bid for the attacker to move to London in the New Year on loan.
Scotland under 21 midfielder Fraser Fyvie is also close to signing a loan deal from Premier League club Wigan. The 19 year old hasn't yet made a league appearance for the club after a £500,000 move from Aberdeen.

Ih has not mentioned anything. this is just annother made up rumour set to excite fans like the ross mccormak one



23 Dec 2012 01:18:05
Crystal Palace have made an undisclosed offer for young Newcastle Jets striker Adam Taggart. The 19 year old is expected to cost around £300,000 to sign, and could seal a three and a half year deal in January.



23 Dec 2012 01:16:16
Yeovil are close to agreeing a loan deal with young Liverpool defender Ryan McLaughlin on loan in the New Year.

Is he any good?



23 Dec 2012 01:13:18
Ashley Barnes is set to turn down a final contract offer at Brighton. It is rumoured that he is wanting more assurances on first team football in the near future.
Chesterfield are wanting to sign the former Plymouth forward on loan until the end of the season, where Barnes will be a free agent.
Derby County are also interested and are currently favourites to bag the striker.

Why would he go to league 2? Easily Champ standard. Would love him at the rams!

He shouldn't be offered a new contract. Get rid of all the league 1 standard players



23 Dec 2012 01:10:39
AFC Wimbledon are set to take Forest Green Rovers forward Phil Marsh on a medical once he completes his loan deal at Hereford.



23 Dec 2012 01:09:37
Cheltenham will show the door to defender Danny Andrews and young winger Bagasan Graham in the January transfer window.
Also heading out is scottish striker Darryl Duffy, Bristol Rovers new manager is interested in taking the former Rovers striker back to the memorial ground on loan with a view to a permanent move at the end of the season.
Mark Yates is keen to move Duffy on after the striker publicly announced he was unhappy.
Yates has made contact with former club Kidderminster Harriers about signing Jamille Matt as Duffys replacement.



23 Dec 2012 01:08:09
Sunderland are wanting to sign Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the transfer window with his club Saint Etienne holding out for £15 million.



23 Dec 2012 01:04:18
Porto attacker James Rodriguez is subject of two offers from both Manchester City and Schalke for a January move.



23 Dec 2012 01:02:08
Lithuanian club FK Siauliai have received seven offers for hitman Arturas Rimkevicius who has scored 44 goals in 44 appearances for the top flight side.
Hibernian, Wrexham, FC Utrecht, Sheffield Wednesday, Swindon, Peterborough and Portsmouth have all made a bid for the 29 year old.

He is a free agent!

Pompey have made a "BID" ??

Peterborough don't sign 29 year olds.



23 Dec 2012 01:05:29
Liverpool are keen on making an £8 million offer for Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark.

No deal. Wouldn't even sell Clark for £18m.

The grass isn't greener on the Kop side.
Downing proved that!


Thats about the right price for the scousers as clark is only worth a tenth of that price, tops.



23 Dec 2012 00:55:48
Norwich City have made an undisclosed offer for Admira Wacker forward Benjamin Sulimani for a deal in January.

Not sure about that..... we need more quality!



23 Dec 2012 00:51:13
Sinan Bolat is set to sign for Fulham on January 1. Fulham are now also frontrunners for Villa striker Darren Bent, with QPR interested as well.

Fulham curently working on exit terms for Marin Jol so no transfers in or out until this has been settled

Exit terms for the team being on a slump im sure they'll give him longer to turn it round as well as transfers for jan.

Take bent for 11-14 mill and we'll be happy at villa

23 Dec 2012 11:40:02
Jol's perfectly safe - money to spend



22 Dec 2012 23:22:31
If Bournemouth are able to offload Davids, Demouge, Thomas, Partington and Flahaven in January then they may look at bringing in former player Sam Vokes who Howe also brought in at Burnley.. They

Howe will also look to strengthen in the full back area but will not be looking for wingers such as Ritchie who Bournemouth dont need and the price asking is nowhere near the players actual value.

Rumours of Pearce returning are untrue with Warnokc looking to keep him at Leeds as shown by starting him against Chelsea, he sees him as there 1st team cb and rumours are just that.

Warnock started him because Tate was inelligible to play. However, he will remain at ER

Parts has been offered a new contract by Howe who wants him to play Center half not midfield. He hasn't signed anything yet though.

Just coz we can bring back former players doesn't mean we will. We've moved on now. Davids & Demouge still need a look in before Howe makes decisions on their future & Partington is being given a new contract. Anything can happen with Thomas & Flahavan.



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