Football Rumours Archive November 23 2008


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west ham have had a 5.25 million bid for jermain jenas accepted as spurs have had a 7.50 million bid for lassana diarra and 9.00 million bid for niko kranjar accepted. west ham have also made a 10.00 bid for antonio di natale rejected but the italian want a move to upton park
  William Gallas wishes to stay in London and will go out on loan the West Ham as a replacement for Lucas Neil who is heading for Newcastle on loan. This loan will see Neil through to the end of his contract. Robert Green will be allowed to leave as long as the price is £12million plus. There are rumours that Dean Ashton's career is at make or break. If the last lot of surgery is unsuccessful then he may be forced to retire. Dyer is making better progress and is hoping to play some part in the Christmas programme. West Ham are desperate to lower the wage bill and will be offering various fringe players at knock down prices, such as LBM, Quashie, Davenport, Gabbidon and Mullins. A number of targets have been picked out by Nani and Zola, but Gallas and Cudicini top the list. Carlton Cole may be the highest profile player to leave, with a number of clubs interested in making a bid. Villa, Tottenham, Newcastle, Everton and Wigan are all considering January bids, West Ham would demand a figure in the region of £15million to agree to a deal. This is unlikely to scare off Villa and Spurs.
  To that guy who said it is a south american you are spot on. . However i cannot review it at the moment. The whole team is in a mess and the board is already frustrated with lack of titles, team spirit and results.
  The young Swedish striker Robin S÷der is a target for a host of British clubs. Bolton, Portsmouth, West Ham, Rangers, Everton, Newcastle & Liverpool have all sent scouts to look at the young talent. Liverpool are also in direct competition with Arsenal for Ajax youngster Geoffrey Castillion.
  Your cousin is just a nobody. He does not know what really is going on in the boardroom. Heads will roll. Wenger and his team of coaching staff will go. Their support for him will lead them out of the Emirates. It is either the english speaking non–european or Marco Van Basten to take over. They will both bring their staff to the team. But Van Basten got the edge as not only will he bring his coaching staff, he will also bring Huntelaar along.

J.K–The arsenal board insider
  Man Utd are after a lot of youngsters to add to their reserves. The first of these is Yoichiro Kakitani, also a target for Celtic and Chelsea. Fergie has also enquired about Patricio Rodriguez of Indipendiente, although Atletico Madrid are favourites for the signature. The red devils are interested in the brazilian Philippe Coutinho who is wanted by many Spanish teams. The final target is Sadick Adams of Ghana
  Arsenal are going to raid spain for a number of talents. Derik Osede will come from the youth system of Real Madrid, whilst Ruben Rochin of Barcelona is also being targeted by Wenger. The final Spanish talent of interest is Adam Smith who has dual English Spanish nationality but is playing at Toulouse. They also want Serbian maestro Danijel Aleksic
  Carles Coto of Mouscron is targeted by Valencia as well as West Ham and Tottenham
  To the person who claims wolves money has come from parachute payments, parachute payments only last two years and wolves have been out the top flight longer. Wolves money has been made this season by selling players, not happy with your attitude there as if you rememebr Glenn Hoddle walked out becuase of the budget issues, mcarthy took over and had to work on a shoestring for a season.
Whatever wolves spend their money on this season, its either come from selling players or its our budget from our chairman.
I would like to see wolves sign carlos edwards but i can see scott sinclair being a possibility as well.Whilst of heard rumours of moses from palace in the jan window.
  Newcastle United are to snap up John Arne Riise in January for £5 million whilst Denilson is likely to on loan for the remainder of the season. Interim boss Joe Kinnear will continue in his role into the new year and transfer window in which he is hoping to also sign Yossi Benayoun from Liverpool for around £4 million.
  Liverpool are in the market for another striker in the summer. Zaki has been lined up for £7.2million and Balotelli has been lined up for £12million. I don't think balotelli will leave Inter or Inter allow him to leave so expect a bid for Zaki.

Liverpool in the market for fullbacks as Arbeloa is apparently unhappy living in England and Liverpool don't really have any good fullbacks. Maicon rumoured. Rafinha rumoured. Bale rumoured. Amiorbeta rumoured. Amiorbeta most likely in January. In summer its unclear.

Liverpool sapparently like Guiterrez at Newcastle and with current chaos at St.James could perhaps sign him. £12million is Liverpool fancied him.

Benayoun will go. Voronin will go. Pennant will go. Arbeloa will go. Dossena will go. Hyypia may stay and be taken on in a coaching capacity.
  Robbie fowler will be officially unveiled as grimsby towns player coach by the end of next week! paperwork already signed get in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Iborra of Levante's youth team is a wanted player. There is interest from Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal, Valencia and Liverpool
  Barcelona are fighting to prevent young superstar AdriÓ Carmona departing to Arsenal
  I just got back from the Celtic–St Mirren match, where i was watching the game alongside senior Celtic directors. One of them had talked to Strachan about Arthur Boruc and his constant disiplinary problems after the match. The challenge he made against St Mirren's Craig Dargo was the final straw for Strachan and many board members, who feel he should of been sent off and Boruc will be shipped out in January due to constant problems. At the front of the queue will be Spurs and eventually Man City after their attempt to lure Buffon with silly–money fails.
£5–8 Million should seal the signature of the cigar–smoking, eratic, trouble–maker.
  All the rumours over gomes future at spurs hav been well higlighted and i can confirm that harry redknapp is looking at alternatives.
now a friend of mine knows harry and was trying to get him for a conference speech and got talkin about spurs. harry said they were looking at and irish keeper who plays up north and he was in the bag. obviously given so who knows.
you heard it hear first
  Firstly to the idiot who sed " I have it from 3 very reliable sources that newcastle are making loan bids for denilson and riise", well done for quoting something out of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, your very creative. . not!. Kinnear is also hoping to sign a defender come january and his policy is to target quality players who aren't getin a game. Also Shearer will not become the new boss, at least not yet. The poor bloke is sick of saying hes not interested at the minute. And finally there will not be any news on potential new owners until late December at the earliest
  Arsene Wenger will be replaced by Gareth Southgate with wenger moving upstairs. This will happen and is the young manager someone who posted on here before was talking about. Joe Kinnear will take over Middlesbrough.
  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.

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