Football Rumours Archive December 24 2012


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24 Dec 2012 22:12:31
Leicester - Chris Woods deal done at £1.7Mill and close to deal for QPR's Jamie Mackie.

25 Dec 2012 00:30:55
he is off to millwall i no this



24 Dec 2012 21:53:26
I know this will go against the grain but Norwich are in for whitts at Cardiff They where there at Leicester



24 Dec 2012 20:44:14
New York Red Bulls striker Kenny Cooper will jet into Glasgow in the next few days to have talks with Celtic over the possibility of a move in the January Transfer Window. Cooper has been linked with Premier League struggler's QPR ,Reading and Southampton but has already stated that a move to Celtic is more appealing than playing for any Premier League side who are facing the possibility of relegation at the end of the season.



24 Dec 2012 20:41:38
Orients dean cox is peterborough first choice to replace transfer listed Boyd. Boyd is expected to leave in jan and cox lined up a a 300k replacement



24 Dec 2012 20:07:39
peterborough and coventry have both had bids accepted for forest striker david mcgoldrick, mcgoldrick is set to pick coventry but will meet with peterborough representives before choosing



24 Dec 2012 19:52:02
millwall are in for

Not in a million years



24 Dec 2012 19:45:24
matt richie
of swindon
to millwall
in jan

More rubbish, Richie going no where



24 Dec 2012 19:42:48
Derby County to sign no players in January but there could be many departures.

James Bailey Loan / 300k

Ben Davies 250k

Nathan Tyson 400k

Will Hughes 4 million --ranging to-- 12 million (Paper Talk Mostly)

John Brayford 2-4 million

Pre Contracts are being negotiated for the start of 2013/14 season but there will be no signings coming in during January unless players are sold first. Derby board member has said today in the Derby local paper that the club are not "cash strapped" and so any small bids for Will Hughes and John Brayford will be respected but most definitely be turned down.

Brayford wont be leaving.But Hughes
is massively wanted by arsenal who have put a bid of 7m with 5m ad ons



24 Dec 2012 19:38:56
Gregg Wylde has signed on for another month with the mighty Shakers:)UTS



24 Dec 2012 19:30:58
stoke are rumoured to sign Butner from united on loan for him to gain experience. also stoke have a left back shortage. stoke also linked with a move for barren bent



24 Dec 2012 19:11:43
chris wood will sign a 2 an half year
deal for millwall from wba on monday
fee £1m breaking the club record

adam smith is staying to the end of
the season

24 dec 2012 20:01:06
great news for millwall



24 Dec 2012 18:30:51
Have seen tweets that Reading are keen on Villa's out of favour Charles N'Zogbia



24 Dec 2012 18:28:39
The rebuild at Bristol Rovers is gathering momentum....

Gone thankfully are .... Wayne Brown, Derek Riordan

Going sadly is Tom Eaves back to Bolton... Matt Lund looking to return to Stoke and Sam Walker likely to go back to Chelsea are a woeful few months.

Targets include Nicky Weaver from Sheff Weds, Jabo Ibehre from MK Dons on loan and John Ward is keen to bring in Kemal Izzet from his old club Colchester to add some backbone to the Midfield.

Rumour abounds that up to six new players will be joining in January .... next five months are the most important in the clubs history.

Rumour as it Evaes going to Bradford for 100000

24 Dec 2012 22:30:17
Jabo's no longer on loan at MK he is about to sign long term contract with the U's.



24 Dec 2012 17:55:13
Fulham will sign Bolat £800'000, Madlung ( free agent, chadli5 m ,Mariga ( loan) boateng( free agent) , Garcia 5m n bent 8m



24 Dec 2012 17:38:09
I have heard from several extremely reliable sources that West ham United will be signing Andrej Kramaric



24 Dec 2012 17:33:35
Aberdeen offloading a few in January, Jason brown (2nd highest earner at club!), Ryan Fraser (fulham 1 million), rob mildom (freed), Steven Hughes (contract up), Gary naysmith too.

Rumour is a lb on the radar and griffiths on loan a real possibility or sensational return for maguire



24 Dec 2012 16:25:10
Lamela to Liverpool in January...



24 Dec 2012 17:24:10
Arshavin to reading for 4million but arsenal might push for 5million. Zenit and Fulham also interested but arshavin and family settled in England and would prefer to stay than go back to Russia. It would be permanent deal that would go through in 1st week of January transfer window.

Haven't you even considered the little subject of his wages? What would Reading pay compared to Zenit?
Can't see him that settled in England!



24 Dec 2012 15:31:25
Aston villa are set to make a 2.6M move for Leeds united striker Becchio .

I cant see him going to a club that will be in a relegation battle over the next few months...
infact i think over january most of your top players will want out
Rats leaving the sinking ship



24 Dec 2012 15:34:46
Leeds and Southampton are to do a swap deal Becchio for lambert I'm not sure if there money involved as well but this is what my mate told me who's a big saints fan and says its been the talk for a while.

Your mate must be smoking too much misletoe

24 Dec 2012 21:34:59
Yes but only if Leeds pay 10m



24 Dec 2012 14:59:30
Norwich City are set to make the loan signing of Javier Garrido permanent in January at a previously agreed to fee made with Lazio of just under £1m.

Bargain if true.. he is one of the best players at the club. his touch, control and crossing is the best at the club in my opinion.



24 Dec 2012 14:56:19
FC Utrecht and Zambian international striker Jacob Mulenga is apparently a done deal to join Norwich City at an estimated fee of £1.5m with add ons.



24 Dec 2012 14:38:57
Notts County to sign Derek Riordan after his release from Bristol Rovers

Play him up front and he will score ..... he was played left midfield at Rovers and didn't show up in any game.



24 Dec 2012 14:19:52
Jermaine Beckford has extended is loan at Huddersfield Town till the end of the season. UTT

It is on club website. Fact



24 Dec 2012 14:15:09
Reading's expected business in january:


Tom Huddlestone on loan from Spurs
Andrei Arshavin on loan from Arsenal
Matthew Upson 750k from Stoke
Danny Simpson £3.5m from Newcastle (if they sign Debuchy)


Chris Gunter on loan back to Nottingham Forest (if Reading sign Simpson)
Simon Church for a nominal fee to Brentford
Pavel Pogrebnyak £2.5m to Spartak Moscow

Except huddlestone and possibly arshavin this is complete tosh.



24 Dec 2012 14:02:23
Leicester are hoping to sign striker billy
Mckay from Inverness for 400,000, they
watched him net twice at the weekend.
They are also understood to be after
Liam Trotter, Rory Delap, Jason Roberts and
Fitz Hall. In the last 24 hours they had
a bid rejected for Chris Wood of 1.2 million

Billy McKay started at Leicester then Northampton so I can't see this happening

Is that the same billy mckay who was in the youth team not so long ago ? i remember him being pretty prolific for the academy team, saying that was'nt vardy prolific too !!



24 Dec 2012 13:52:42
Dwight Gayle is a Done Deal it will cost Posh 500k rising to 750k it will be completed on the 2nd of january.



24 Dec 2012 11:39:45
Hi Ed, any Fulham rumours other then the goalie I don't think we need? {Ed001's Note - not that I have heard, sorry.}

You've been linked with Lewis mcgugen of forest




24 Dec 2012 13:38:02
Leeds to sign Max Gradel and Craig Davies in January.

Who told you that santa no way

I'm a Barnsley fan and have also heard the rumour but I heard we was getting soma as part of the deal

Fingers crossed MOT



24 Dec 2012 13:33:46
all the vultures will be flying around brighton in just over a week picking your best players from the team...

What does that mean

Basically all our top players will join prem clubs



24 Dec 2012 13:22:40
Jens Toornstra is being linked with
Swansea City any new?

This rumour has appeared out of the woodwork for the past three transfer windows. it didn't happen then and can't see it happening now - suspect its the agent working the press



24 Dec 2012 13:18:08
Reading Fc are Interested in Sheffield Wednesday Youngster Harry Grant. He's Recently been Impressing in Development Squad Games and was noticed by Scouts at a Recent Game at Hillsborough. As a youngster he was at Reading Academy for 4 and a half Years and has appeared to have slipped through the Net There . His Uncle Martin Allen had Tipped the Youngster to go on to play in the Premier League in an Interview whilst at Notts County . He is also very good personal friends with Mr Mcdermott. Also another Link to Reading Football Club with Youngster Harry Grant is that his Grandad Ronald Grant was the Kitman of Reading for over 15 years.

Looking for talent to keep us up not future stars.

I heard about this one from a Scout who's a personal friend of mine. Apparently hes goin there on a Swap Deal with Simon Church.



24 Dec 2012 12:51:32
Oldham will make a sensational loan move for former striker Chris Porter, who is currently out of favour at Sheffield Utd especially with the probable signing off Matt Derbyshire

I wouldn't say he I out of favour as such, but I think a loan move could do him the world of good. Help him rediscover his form. However Barnsley are said to be interested in him too.


No way will that happen due to the way he did the dirty on the club when he left.

He's useless anyway and injury prone.



24 Dec 2012 12:47:22
Huddersfield to get FC halifax striker Lee



24 Dec 2012 12:30:19
Swindon Town have around 200/250k to spend on players in this coming januuary transfer window. There was a set fee pf 500k aside but due to the embargo some of the money was used to get us out of their. Town are already talking to a few potential targets and so far they're all looking positive. PDC is also trying tp sign Darren Ward on a permanent deal from Millwall and this should be done in the first few days of jan as the loan was view to perm. Chris Martin looks set to stay as does Danny Hollands for the rest of the season. A few championship sides are after Bostock so he might leave when his loan runs out. STFC are going to sell people such as Risser, Cox, Caddis, Rooney and Benson to free up extra funds to get 1/2 more players in, looking good!



24 Dec 2012 12:03:58
There are set to be a lot of tranfers for Swindon in the January transfer window:
Federico Bessone will be released as his contract will end in january.
Di Canio will look to sell or get rid of Lee Cox, Chris Smith, Luke Rooney, and Oliver Risser who are all currently out on loan.
Paul Caddis will be sold to Birmingham city, or another championship team if the bid falls through; with striker Adam Rooney being returned to Birmingham.
Paul Benson will have his loan extended at Portsmouth or another unamed league 1 club.
Also, John Bostock, Danny Hollands, Chris Martin, and Darren Ward will have their loans extended until the end of the season.
Finally, Swindon will keep Matt Ritchie and he will definitely not go to Bournemouth.

Yep agreed with all of that, one thing I would add is that many of us are thinking we'll get next to nothing for Caddis who IMO is worth at least 1 mil but hopefully he'll start a bidding war.

Afcb have sign matt richie for 1m due to bee finalized on jan1



24 Dec 2012 12:02:45
Sheffield Wednesday Youngster Harry Grant is Linked to League 2 Leaders Gillingham on a 1 month Youth Loan. His Uncle and Cousin , Martin and Charlie both work at the Club.



24 Dec 2012 12:46:48
Reading are close to signing two midfielders this January.
Former Everton midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, who currently plays for Spartak Moscow is subject of a £5.5 million bid of which has been accepted by the Russians.
Another midfielder close to joining is Chelsea player Josh McEachran. The 19 year old is currently on loan at Middlesbrough with his short term deal set to run out in January. The former Swasnea loanee will sign until the end of the season on loan.

Josh is on a season long loan with no january recall so your rumours got no go in it all


This is a massive lie josh mcechran is on loan at boro for the season with a recall clause in January which Chelsea have already said they have no intention of using plus the player has said he wants to stay at the club and he is happy

As well as Huddlestone?! We don't need to sign 3 central midfielders because we've already got Guthrie and karacan who are both first team players.

Mceacrans loan runs out in the summer

Also reading don't have the cash to pay 10m plus that would be required to buy him



24 Dec 2012 12:47:54
Aston Villa are wanting to sign Reading striker Simon Church, who is currently on loan at Huddersfield.

Times must be hard at Villa, he's done nowt at Huddersfield. Shame like but true.

They can have him, hes been rubbish for us apart from one game

Cant get in town team mate so i doubt that, just been saying this morning how useless this lad is,another made up story on here,imagine church playing instead of bent!!

Lol just Lol. Church is destined for League 1.

Benteke,Bent,Agbonlahor,Weimann are all much better than him!.
If Bent found it hard to get into the XI before injury , how will he find it?

He should fit in well with a team who just shipped in 8. A big disappointment during his loan spell at Huddersfield.

LOL I will party hard if that happened



24 Dec 2012 11:45:39
Leon Clarke and David mcgoldrick to coventry cotton january

Where are they getting the money from as they owe money on their rent. lol

Clarke not as good as McGoldrick and McGoldrick won't be cheap, they will want at least 3 million for him.

3 million in what world is that. The player has six months left on his contract and cost Forest less than a million. It's about 300,000 you will find. The sad thing is he is a great League one player but no higher.

McGoldrick for 3m? Bore off, he's out of contract at the end of the season. 500k at most, if that!

24 Dec 2012 22:05:03
Magoldrick has gained in confidence since playing in Division 1. He was not the same player in the Championship previously but may have discovered his real form. Never worth 3m in a million years, big issue will be his wages and the gamble that playing at any higher level may again prove him........inadequate.
Leon Clarke a good Division 1 player and a potential great signing for Coventry.
If both sign for Coventry a promotion winning combination thats for sure.
Plenty of others to leave such as McDonald, O'Donovan, Ball back to Derby and possibly McSheffrey to make room and reduce wage bill.



24 Dec 2012 11:47:31
Loanee Dwight Gayle will make a permanent transfer to Peterborough United in January. The fee will be an initial 500k plus 250k in add ons. Confirmed by Pish chairman Darragh MacAnthony this morning on social media.

It's official.
Not a rumour.



24 Dec 2012 12:32:04
Reading fc interested in Paul Robinson Tom Huddlestone senderos and arshavin

Paul Robinson (I presume you mean the Blackburn keeper) is off to Southampton for 800,000.

Tom Huddlestone is going to Reading.
Fee in region of 3.5m.

Phillipe Senderos has been signed by FC Zurich of Switzerland, his home country.

Andrei Arshavin will be signed by Zenit permanently for his second spell at the club, Arsene Wenger has confirmed. {Ed039's Note - I think it would be Arshavin's 3rd spell at Zenit should ge sign on there)



24 Dec 2012 12:16:43
West Ham January transfer targets
becoming more and more clear.
Ignore all the rubbish you've heard previous
about Nicolas Anelka and Loic Remy. A very reliable insider source informs me West Ham are currently in negotitations with Andrej Kramaric from locomotive and Martin
Harnik from Stuttgart. Both deals very close to conclusion. Osvaldo Alonso also very close to agreeing loan deal. Carroll going back to Liverpool and may be used as leverage to get Demba ba to Liverpool with Arsenal also very Kean. Marouanne chamakh also on
West ham radar however he favours a
return to Bordeaux with Milan waiting
in the wings.
ANd last but not least, Danny Simpson and Chris Solly also expected to join West Ham in January
to fill vital defensive gaps left by the injured McCartney, Demel (again) and O'brien.

Kramaric is off to Stuttgart if you sign Harnik.

Chamakh won't be loaned.



24 Dec 2012 11:28:40
Chelsea to sign British trio like Shaw, Theo Walcott and James Milner this January but are hopeful of being able to sign falcao from athletico Madrid

Luke Shaw has been told by Adkins to keep his head and sign a new deal.

Theo Walcott wouldn't sign for you unless Sturridge goes.

WHY would you want Milner.
He's rubbish!



24 Dec 2012 11:19:19
Chelsea signings this January
James Milner- 12 million
Falcoa- 40 million
Luke Shaw- 8 million plus add ons
Theo Walcott- 5-10 million or expect a pre contract signing at least
Martin Skrtl- around 5-6 million

James Milner! are you kiddin me.
Not worth 12m. More like 5m.

Falcao (sp) is almost definately going to the Blues.

Shaw isn't worth 8m.
He's worth at most 2.5m.

Walcotts worth more than Shaw!!

24 Dec 2012 19:43:57
Walcott can only be signed on a pre-contract by foreign clubs



24 Dec 2012 11:05:27
Southampton have Shane Lowry on their radar, they're planning 1.5 million bid.

He is gonna be replacement for shaw ,who will be going to arsenal or chelsea

In your dreams SOTON!

Utter nonsense. Shaw not going anywhere as he is a vital part of the main team. Lowry is not that good at all.

Shaw is not going anywhere, Saints through and through. Bit like another Saints legend that was always quoted as leaving and ended his career in the one place!



24 Dec 2012 10:28:50
Charlton to sign Dwight Gale,Rob Hulse and Sanchez Watt in the transfer window.

Well thats wrong because peterborough have annouced the permant deal for gayle

^ Doubt that is true as no permanent deals can be announced before the transfer window opens



24 Dec 2012 10:22:51
Walsall have begun negotiations to extend the loan deals of West brom and Stoke midfielders Sam Mantom and Florent Cuvelier. Both players have become a key part of the saddlers midfield and failing to agree terms with the duo could cause major concern for Walsall. Both Mantom and Cuvelier's intial deals expire in January.

Cuvelier will either stay and try and try to break into the stoke first team or go on loan to the championship



24 Dec 2012 02:13:03
Hi Eds :) any transfer rumours for preston?? Great site by the way

D. {Ed025's Note - not at the moment mate..



24 Dec 2012 10:01:26
Reading close in on a 4 million deal for arsenals Arshavin while they look to loan in Tom Huddlestone



24 Dec 2012 09:52:02
Will Buckley to Southampton
Chris Wood to Brighton

So your quoting the papers!

Buckley going nowhere, especially to that no mark Adkins at Southampton.

Woods to Huddersfield 2m
Bridcutt staying at Brighton as is CMS.

Players out of Brighton, Sparrow to Scunthorpe. Vincelot to Gillinham (rest of season loan). Harley to Bristol City.

Players in, Beckford 1.7m

Beckford is staying at Huddersfield till end of season



24 Dec 2012 09:42:46
Heard 3 or 4 times this week that Southampton are interested in Will Buckley from Brighton.

Ive also seen this on bb sport but think we will get better

Starting talking at 10 million then maybe we will start to listen. {Ed025's Note - i hope you mean lira mate!..

Well Ed025, get down the Amex and see, this is star in the making, and you have to pay for quality. {Ed025's Note - its a big gamble for a prem club though quality foreign stars can be picked up for around 5m, and you want 10m for a kid at a mid table championship side?...this is the real world my friend..

10m seriously! He looked terrible against Charlton - although we have the best fullback in the league in Chris Solly.

To be festive, Will Buckley to Southampton - oh yes he is, oh no he's not, oh yes he is (etc)

Sigh, doubt it'll happen for anything more than 3 million. Any more than that Cortese will look elsewhere.

Yeah chris solly is obviously better than Wayne bridge...

Oh wait...

Ed you clearly have no idea who buckley is. He is a brilliant young player, one of the beat in the championship. 5mil at least. If Jay Rodriguez can go for 7mil, then 10mil for Buckley seems pretty reasonable! {Ed001's Note - Rodriguez was shining for England U21s as well, that is why his price was high.}

Best fullbacks are bruno and wayne bridge



24 Dec 2012 09:39:07
Villa to purchase Steve morison from Norwich city for around 3 million.

You can have him for a bag of balls and a stack of cones

Please god make it happen.

He's yours for that money!

They can have him for half that and I'll throw in a free bench to sit him on.

Keep quessing, Norwich will tell you when a deal is done not before and have no need to buy

24 Dec 2012 13:35:40
I will drive him there myself

Here here he is pants



24 Dec 2012 08:56:53
Barnsleys rob Edwards will join Rotherham in January while lee Collins will make a move to Hartlepool and coming into oakwell will be Craig Dawson on loan and save mcgoldrick for 300k

If only this was true, desperate for a centre half

Hope this is legit

Can't see the Rob Edwards to Rotherham deal happening when we've got Sharps, Arnason, Mullins and Morgan to play centre half, left back and an out and out striker will be the only players on Evans' radar.

Dawson staying with the Baggies ,Clarke stated that he wont be sending him out on loan again.



24 Dec 2012 08:35:23
Jason Scotland on loan to Pne in Jan done deal more or less.



24 Dec 2012 08:14:24
Chopra linked with Owls move !

Taxi for chopra! Very poor signing for itfc,the guy got far to much baggage!

24 Dec 2012 18:05:26
I doubt if Dave Jones would touch him. He let him down at Cardiff whilst playing with an injury to get bonuses to pay off his gambling debts. A waste of a good talent to the bookies !!



24 Dec 2012 08:08:21
Jake Jervis has been recalled to Birmingham part way through his loan to Pompey



24 Dec 2012 08:07:25
Jack Compton to join Josh Thompson at Colchester on permanent deals after being told they have no future at Pompey {Ed039's Note - No disrespect to Pompey, their fans have been through alot, but if there is a more definate way of being told you are a poor footballer than at this point and time being told you have no future at Portsmouth then I have yet to hear it)

Cant believe why we done this thompson is better than Michalik he is clumsy and compton hasn't played in ages and we need any player we can have at the moment especially as Jake Jervis has been recalled by Birmingham

Pompey have a list of replacement players lined up as some players will obviously move on in the window, Compton hasn't played because he sadly wasn't up to it. though it is strange that Colchester who are above Pompey in the league are signing two of their cast offs



24 Dec 2012 07:59:05
David Bentley is apparently wanted by crystal palace on loan till the end of the season.

Hes out on lone in russia



24 Dec 2012 07:58:27
Dwight Gayle is 100% going to be a Charlton player in the January window, I've had this confirmed by a very very reliable sorce. Watch this space...

Have heard the very same info

Well not that good of a source as he is joining Peterborough permanently the announced it today

I think you'll find Peterborough have just signed him permanently.....oh dear

24 Dec 2012 11:47:47
posh chairman today confirmed on social media that a deal has been struck to keep him at London Road

Internet reports are saying that he's already signed for Peterborough

He's joined peterbourgh check bbc

Just signed for posh - unlucky



24 Dec 2012 05:17:52
Aberdeens Ryan Fraser to go to one of the following, Celtic, Wigan or fulham. All very interested fee 1million plus add ons. Brightest young talent in years

Who's going to pay 1 million for someone whos out of contract in 6 months {Ed039's Note - To get him now? A few teams I think, plus compensation would need to be paid anyway as he is under 21)

Compensation is only 250k; I wouldn't pay 1m for him - besides Celtic have their own youth coming through - in my opinion he wouldn't add to what we already have in the squad. Steveomac



24 Dec 2012 01:01:38
Leeds to sign forest midfielder lewis mcgugan in january for a fee in the region of 500k - 800k!



23 Dec 2012 23:49:06
alex mcleish is set to be appointed as a new director of football at bristol city. he will assist derek mcinnis and tony docherty in the managing of the club and transfer targets.

Why are we looking at another Scottish addition. Its not worked and yet we still seem bent on hiring donkeys to run a mile



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