Football Rumours Archive November 23 2006


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Manyoo will sign this player in january or new season. .

1 midfieder:hargreaves or reo-coker or aquilani

1 attacking midfielder as long term replace of scholes:kerlon or van der vaart

1 right back as long term replacement for neville:rafinha or nelson

1 left winger as long replacement for giggs:bale(convert from lwb to lm) or pedersen or vicente but possibly nani

and 1 striker:huntelaar or torres or darren bent or maybe lyon whizkid benzema Arsenal may launch a bid for CSAKA's Daniel Carvalho.Anyone who is even thinking of ronaldo leaving Manchester United is utter rubbish. he feels at home their and says he wants to become a united legend. As for the jan window, they will sign either the likes of Kaka (if SAF is willing to fork out some outrages sum of money) kerlon (who has a lot of potential to be the next BIG thing, believe me) or Darren Bent. a good possiiltiy (whoever said it) is Gudjohson to Man u in exchange for Smith to Barca (as farfetched as it sounds. expect rossi, pique and evans to try out in the first team after good and adequete experiance on loan.

LIAMoChelsea have secured the signing of 15 year old chilaen forward nicolas milan. milan who was also linked with inter, eventually opted for chelsea after speaking with his father who advised him that living in england and learning the language would be more beneficial to him

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Micah Richards is set to join chelsea in January for around £11m. Jose was already tempted by the player and has been watching him since last season, was urged to bid for him by arjen Robben. Expect Richards arrival to spell the end of Paolo Ferriera's chelsea career.

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Anderson will join Chelsea this summer in a £16m move. the forward has signed a pre contract agreement. anderson, of FC porto, was also being chased by Real madrid and AC Milan. The capture of anderson has meant that the scouting of Torres has been put on hold, also due to the monotoring of the schevchenko situation who is considering a move back to milan.

- O'B- Micah richards to arsenal at end of the season, he just been fined at man city and wants to leave, he won't go to utd, chelsea or liverpool, shame as im a utd fan, he will go to arsenal as he supports themAlbert Luque will end an unhappy 18 months at Newcastle when he joins Real Zaragoza in January. Luque has struggled on Tyneside following injury and loss of form, and is now desperate for a return to La Liga. Zaragoza will place a bid of £3m, but Newcastle will only accept a mass loss if they could land first refusal on defender Gabriel Milito if the Argentine decides to leave.The rumours that David Villa will be joining Chelsea from Valencia are slighty out out context, with Andrei Shevchenko starting to hit some form whilst playing up front with Drogba. If Sheva was to leave stamford bridge, which is very unlikely, then the move for Spain striker Villa would become more likely but he himself is not interested in leaving Valencia at the moment.

Other players leaving Chelsea next year will be the likes of Shaun Wright-Phillips who will be the subject of a £10 million bid from West Ham. SWP has been frustrated at the lack of first team opportunities and will look to move on in the near future. The same can be said for Dutch winger Arjen Robben who will be sold for around £10 million pounds to either Milan or Inter. Another player leaving the bridge will be Khalid Boulahrouz who has had a bad start to his Chelsea career and will look to move back to Hamburg in Germany.

There will be a clearout at Liverpool with Rafa Benitez looking to freshen the team up so they can challenge for silverware next year. The likes of Jermaine Pennant, Craig Bellamy and Mark Gonzalez will be sold, as they have not been showing Premiership class so far in their Anfield careers and Rafa wants to introduce some real talent. As for players coming in to Liverpool, Micah Richards should arrive from Manchester City for around £7-10 million, as Steve Finnan does not really appear in Rafa's plans. Another player possibly arriving from City is Joey Barton who could provide cover for Gerrard and Xabi Alonso in the center of midfield. The talk of Gabriel Agbonlahor arriving from Villa is not at all true as he needs Premiership experience and is currently settling in very well under Martin O'Neill. Also expect to see Rafa move for a top striker to play alongside Dirk Kuyt who will be the top striker next season. Some possible candidates to move in are the likes of David Trezeguet from Juventus, Julio Cruz from Inter or Luis Fabiano from Sevilla.After last nights win over Man U which saw Celtic into the last 16 Gordon Strachan knows he must strengthen certain areas. Bobo Balde proved once and for all he is no use in the big games, so expect seasoned center back to come in to help McManus/Caldwell and Kennedy - Russell Anderson or Arjan De Zeeuw of Wigan will come in - Also in center midfield Lennon and Gravesen won't last another season in top flight so a double bid of around 3 million for Brown and Thomson of Hibs is a certaren'ty (both were at Celtic Park for Man U game as guests of their agent Willie McKay and sat in the directors box. Maloney may also leave as talks are not progressing, but this will enable Derek Riordan to stake a claim for firdt team. With Mark Wilson and John Kennedy both back from injury the future looks very good, here's next years possible line-up


Wilson Caldwell McManus Naylor

Nakamura Brown Thomson Riordan

Miller Venegoor of Hesselink

Subs form - Marshall/Kennedy/McGeady/Zurawski/Jarosik/Sno/

Beattie/and a handful of younger players are knocking on door. .HAIL HAILAston Villa will attempt to sign Saviola again at the end of the season, as the Argentinian's contract runs out. They will also attempt to buy Huntelaar from Ajax, as well as Wayne Bridge and SWP from Chelsea. If the SWP transfer doesn't happen, expect James Milner to be wearing Claret and Blue in Janruary.

Any rumours predicting Steve Davis moving to St. James Park are wrong, as he is seen as an intergral part of the future by Martin O'Neill.Chelsea are looking to strenghen thier squad suprise suprise. this time round they arnt looking for forign talent, as they have to adapt and can flop just like del horno. chelsea with sign wonderkid micah richards, they will pay 9 mill plus gerami to fill the gap left by micah. arsenal will also be looking to sign micah and are looking to give 10 mil plus flamini for the wonderkid.ARSENAL NEWS

Wenger will make three big signings this summer.

What with Jens Lehmann's footballing career surely drawing to a close, possibly at the end of this season, Shay Given of Newcastle will be obtained for Arsenal football club, perhaps for a fee of up to 10m.

No one will be targeted to reinforce the forward line, Wenger choosing to keep his faith in Walcott and van Persie in supplementing Henry. In midfield, however, the wings will be strengthened with the arrival of Franck Ribery of Marseille and Ashley Young of Watford. Combined, the fee could be up to 20m.Luton news - Ian Dowie's brother was spotted at the Derby game last Saturday watching the team he'll inherit from Newell. Mike Newell is very close to the sack after his recent comments and poor results, and Ian Dowie is being lined up with his brother to take over the Hatters. If Luton don't pick up wins against Southampton & Plymouth, Dowie will be in charge for the Preston game.Watford Transfer News

Will buy David Healy and Carlos Edwards to add to the squad for a relegation scap with possible loans for Alan Smith or shock Richardson (Man Utd) as Smith is looking for fitness but is holding out for B Munich as a possible remedy for Hargreaves going to Manchester

Ashley Young may be sold in January to the highest bidder as Watford would get more money for him than if they were relegeated in the summer.Celtic news i think maloney will sign a new deal because celtic have reached the last 16 also expect celtic to make 3 or 4 new signings to improve the team for the championes league but celtic will not sign burke yes he is a celtic fan and yes his dad has got a season ticket but because of the trouble that happend to king kenny his house put on fire by rangers fans he will not sign expect offers for- brown(hibs)thomson (hibs) but only if celtic don't get brown and a center defender and also a forward out - balde ( but i hope he stays ) maloney if he doesn't sign a new deal before jan pearson riordan loan if maloney signs new deal and magic to portsmoth some 1 in that area of england MON THE HOOPS! and also to rangers use will not sign any 1 over the million mark as use have no money and who would want to sign half of your players as they are all diddes!Chilean wonderkid Matias Fernandez has signed a £4.5 million contract for Villareal. He's an attacking midfielder much like Kaka or C. Ronaldo, I have seen him play for his current team Colo Colo and he simply runs the show, plus hes only 20. Expect him to make a BIG impact on La Liga. Colo Colo also have a very good 17 year old defender called Alexis Sanchez, you'll see him in europe in the future.

With the signing of Fernandez, offers may come in for Riquelme, we'll see.NUFC RUMOURS

I heard NUFC will sign the following players in january:

1.fernado ricksen-rangers-1million

2.wayne bridge chelsea-6million

3.matt upson birmingham-4million

4.darren bent/jemain defoe/huntelaar-12million

5.a striker from the champ, possibly nugent

6. casano real madrid, loan til endo of season

personally i don't c many of these happening as it is probably unrealistic, but i feel that even 2/3 of these would improve our squad as it is needed if we r 2 improve this season.SPL RUMOURS

Thomson - Celtic/Rangers/Spurs/Fulham/Charlton

Brown - Celtic/Rangers/Spurs/Fulham/Charlton

Maloney - Newcastle/Spurs/Arsenal

Burke - Celtic

Tymoschyuk - Celtic

Kaboul - Rangers

Whittaker - Celtic

Pearson - Sunderland

Naismith - Celtic/Rangers

Kevin McDonald - Celtic

Riordan - Loan back to Hibs

Bardsley + Martin - back to Man Utd

Ricksen - Zenit/AZ Alkmaar

Rodriguez - Toulouse

Novo - Preston/Coventry/Gimnastic/Albacete/Xerez

Buffel - Fenerbache/Groinigen/Galatasaray/Levante

Sionko - Sparta Prague/Dinamo Moscow

Lennon - Retire

Telfer - Hibs/Retire

Thompson - Back to Premiership/ChampionshipCELTIC

Have got £10m to spend in January and the Summer transfer windows


Lennon - RETIRE/Sunderland

Pearson - £600k

Thompson - RELEASE

Telfer - RELEASE

Balde - £1m - Aston Villa

all to leave at the end of the season

Expect them to be replaced with:

Thomson - £3m

Brown - £3m

Whittaker - £1m

Kadlec - FREE (Bosman)

+ 1 or 2 more

The Squad should be

GK: Boruc, Marshall, McGovern

DF: Wilson, Whittaker, Caldwell, Kennedy, Cuthbert, O'Dea, McManus, Kadlec, Naylor

MF: Nakamura, Sno, Gravesen, Brown, Thomson, Jarosik, Maloney, McGeady

ST: Miller, Hesselink, Zurawski, Beattie, RiordanSir Alex Ferguson is set to swoop for PSV Eindhoven striker Arouna Kone in the January transfer window. The Ivorian striker has already expressed a desire to play for Manchester United and Ferguson is keen to offer Louis Saha more support although it is thought they would have to part with up to £15 million for the 23-year-old. Kone told a Dutch newspaper: "As a child I was already loving Manchester United, my dream club".Kevin davies will not sign a new contract at bolton and will move to everton in jan also everton could sign preston pair david nugent and simon whaley for 5million making way are lee carlsley in the summer james mcfadden could join celtic to make way for nugent james vaughan could also go on loan to preston in janPlymouth news:

Anthony Barness to join Swindon Town on a free transfer.

Holloway still is awaiting a decesion on Matt Jarivs of Gillingham before he opens talks with Bolton regarding the transfer of Akos Buzsaky for £1.5m.

Expect to see an experienced striker join on loan to complement Hayles over the Christmas period with Chris Porter of Oldham in the frame with a view to a permanent deal.Now that the takeover at upton park is over, pardew will start wheelin and dealin! he will get roughly 15 mil to spend + cash from other sales.

SWP is probabley AP first target, he is a big admirer, he will sell only one argentinian in january, that will be tevez as westham have enough cover up front and tevez is not as good as the others, zamora, sheringham harewood etc.

meanwhile, across london Arsenal will probably make julio Baptistas loan permanant, and real will mak e reyes' loan permanent aswell, AW will be keen to sign baptista as now he is fitter he is starting to play well and is impressing AW in training! Theo will start to make more and more starts so when Ljungberg leaves he will possibly be his replacement, unless ribery is signed, but that all depends on the board f riberies team! he would sign the contract as soon as possible as e has stated that he does want to play for AFC

NUFC will sell luque and buy bent, if charlton let him go, NUFC will also try to sign boa morte or reo coker but will face strong opposition in Tottenham (boa morte) and arsenal and man u (reo coker)S.Hypia on his way to Newcastle in January. Albert Luque going to Everton as D.Moyes is a huge fan & Steven Gerrard considering his future at Liverpool due to personnal problems involving his wife and a bouncer!David Piper of dagenham redbridge will seal a dream move to plymouth argyle tomorrow for a fee of £25,000.Word coming out of Spain and Germany concerning Aston Villa. Diego Milito of Zaragosa and wonder boy Diego of Werder Brenen are both expected to sign in January for £18m. Villa are also looking at Darren Bent, Milner, Upson, Curtis Davies and Scott Parker. Apparantley Villa have offered £9m plus Steve Davies for Milner and Parker. Baros will leave for anything over £5.5m. Deal done with BMW for shirt sponsor and Cadbury for ground sponsorAP will actually end up getting 30 million to spend in january which they will spend on wright-phillips(10m) , bridge(4m) , barton(5m) , barnetta(4.5m) , gudjohnsen (3.5m) and chelle (2.5m) plus tevez and mascherano will stay until the end of the season.Tottenham hotspur will sign ricardo quaresma from porto in the january transfer window the fee will be £12million with a further 3 million to be paid dependant on success. Also joining will be Jerome Rothen from PSG fee £4 million.- ARSENAL NEWS-

the reyes baptista deal will be made perminant in the summer and wenger has an agreement with juve that we will get buffon for the money they stil owe us for viera but we will still have 2 pay like 5mil but for a class goalkeeper its worth it and ljungberg will be off and ribery inGarry O'Connor will join West Brom on loan from Lokomotiv Moscow in January. But Mowbrays first signing will be Dean Kiely from Portsmouth for 100k. Elsewhere at the Hawthorns Zoltan Gera will join Wigan for 3.5m and John Hartson will go to Swansea on loanBIG BAGGIE NEWS: Albion will make an audaciuos 5m double swoop in January for Man Utd pair Kieran Richardson and Phil Bardsley especially if Man U are knocked out of the Champions league. Other Baggie News. Zubi going back to Basle. Curtis Davies to Spurs player plus cash deal and the biggest suprise to leave the Hawthorns in January will be Joe Kamara will join Roma. ALL THIS IS TRUEStephen Warnock will join Everton in January as Liverpool will be signing the highly rated left back Emiliano for £1m from Boca Juniors. Everton will also sign Alan Smith on loan from Man Utd as Smith sees the move as a good opportunity to get back to his best and also means he won't have to move houses for the time being.Hibs' Kevin Thomson and Scott Brown were at Celtic's magnificent win over Manchester United with agent Willie MacKay, coincidence, i think not. With the money from the Champions League Celtic will look to invest in the future.

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Brown & Thomson = 5million + Stephen Pearson

Anthony Stokes = 900k (arsenal)

Kevin MacDonald = 800k (dundee)

Phil Jagielka = 2million (sheff utd) if relegated

the biggest signing Celtic will make is Craig Bellamy as he is unhappy at Liverpool and he loved his time in Glasgow before. thesd transfers may happen in either january or the summer. .pearo, magic, maloney and Sno(on loan) all out.CELTIC - maloney to stay,(the 20 grand a week he wants will be granted) bobo and thompson will go to sheffield utd for £1,000,000. riordan may go on loan to norwich or sunderland. if a £3,00,000 offer comes in for graveson (highly unlikely) GC will take it. signigns - now the celts are through to the last 16 of champs. league there will be around £3,000,000 to spend, (£4,000,000 including bobo + thommo). this will be spent raiding hearts for hartley + neilson (combined fee of £1,500,000) and poss. even pressley (nominal fee). GC may also bid for alex from psv, although he may be too expensive (£3,000,000+)and would be cup tied for CL. a bid of £1,5,000,000 for scott brown may also test hibs' resolve. also chris burke on a pre-contract ain't as crazy as it seems. he's a big celt and playing for the best team in scotland must be appealing. hail hail

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