Football Rumours Archive January 24 2007


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Sir Alex Ferguson is currently in Budapest to tie up the Krisztian Nemeth deal. Fergie is willing to pay 1 Million pounds for the youngster but MTK Hungaria want 1. 5 Million. I've received information from my Uncle who knows Krisztian's agent that a agreement will be reached by the end of today which Man Utd will agree to pay the 1.5 Million if Kristian plays a certain number of games. This will allow Fergie to talk to Krisztian to convince him to join United. It is believed that Inter Milan will match the offer so Fergie wants to be one step ahead.

Curbs 2 complete the signings of-







all these deals are being sorted out this week

Reading will make a firm bid of around £3m for Madjid Bougherra, now that Ibrahim Sonko is having surgery on his knee.

Expect Wednesday to fill the gap left by Bougherra, by signing Matthew Mills on loan from Man City until the end of the season.

Everton will call a press conference on Monday 29.01.07, to parade the signings of two new players. The first signing will be Manuel Fernandes and the second signing is none other than Juan Roman Riquelme. The Argentinian midfielder is currently unhappy and will sign for around £5 million.

I am the one and only. expect Forest to sign Barry Cogan from Barnet this week. All other deals going to go down to the wire. Chambers, Lockwood and Cohen. Believe me, Mark Arthur tells me all! Dan

Sheffield wedensday pair David graham and steve adams this week will join up with old boss Paul sturrock at Swindon they are both waiting on there contracts to be paid up before they move later this week.

Arsenal Rumours

IF wenger does not buy a left back now, he won't for at least 6 years as he has Traore waiting in the wings and Gallas as a makeshift leftback. No Ribery required as we have Hleb, Rosicky, Walcott. Wenger will go for a lesser known winger. Look out for a young turkish winger either Sahin or Turan. No way will Aliadiere transfer this season with RVP out, But expect Bendnter back and Ali to go next season

I have heard that Hearts will bring in another two players on trial this week - Mansfield's Gareth Jelleyman and Walsall's Hector Sam are being targeted as backup for the first 11. Either deal is likely to go through if Paul Hartley leaves as expected.

Sunderland will sign Capaldi for £350k later this week and also have made a further bid for Richard Stearman.

Keane will also attempt to bring in Maloney it has been agreed that Sunderland will match Fulham's bid of £500k for the Celtic player.

Over hearing a conversation the other day that Kaka will be coming to Arsenal in the summer with a deal worth £17 million and ljungberg, everyone who quote buffon is coming to Arsenal get real we all know he is not going to leave Italy as he is a mummy's boy, don't expect any more big players to come in in the summer as we are going to give our youth a chance to prove

Steve Sidwell will sign a pre contract with Man City and move to eastlands in the summer, also moving to city this month will be Billy jones from Crewe, izale mcleod from MK Dons and edu from real betis, leaving will be distin to Newcastle on a bossman, mills to Hull and jordan to Leicester

Carlisle set to sign Matthew Jansen as he is already a legend and he grew up there. Grant Holt to come back to his hometown aswell. no more players will deporting Carlisle as they are short on numbers at the moment

Liverpool are set to buy Klass Jan Huntelaar in the Summer for £12. 8m and make a bid for Daniel Alves in the region of £10m. They will also attempt to agree a season long loan move for Jonathan Woodgate whom Middlesbrough have first refusal on. Bolo Zenden, Robbie Fowler, Florent Sinama Pongolle, Djibril Cisse, David Mannix, Anthony Le Tallec, Salif Diao and Jerzy Dudek will be allowed to leave. The main squad for Liverpool next season could well be this: Reina/ Carson/ Padelli/ Alves/ Finnan/ Peltier/ Carragher/ Woodgate/ Agger/ Hyypia/ Riise/ Aurelio/ Insua/ Pennant/ Garcia/ Anderson/ Gerrard/ Alonso/ Sissoko/ Guthrie/ Kewell/ Gonzalez/ Kuyt/ Huntelaar/ Crouch/ Bellamy

I have just heard that Arsenal have made a formal bid for Curtis Davies this week supposedly worth around £12m! Also expect to see ljunberg leave the club in a swap deal + 7m for ribery! Theo walcott has persuaded gareth Bale to snub man you for Arsenal where he will be played. hopefully true!

Man Utd transfers:

Will continue to try and buy hargreaves but will fail until the summer, Joao Moutinho is a target for SAF as he sees him as a long term replacement for Paul scholes, unfortunately for SAF, wenger wants the young portugese midfielder to partner fabregas. SAF will sign Arturo Lupoli form Arsenal as he sees him as the perfect partner for Rossi up front, Lupoli will be tempted by this as he wishes to move away from Arsenal

WOLVES - Look I'm not going to come up with any rubbish about being the head scouts son/ family friend, but I have heard significan't rumours from a few good sources. Okay well, in the next 7 days expect a lot of activity - both ins and outs. Keogh in, 600k rising to 850k with add ons

Fleming - 50k rising to 200k if promoted

Commons in, frankowski + 100k o/ e

I have a contact in the Platinum Club Lounge at St James Park and by all accounts there are a couple of imminent transfers going to happen. Firstly Christian Dailey will arrive from West Ham to help sure up the defense. Secondly Robbie Fowler will join on loan till the end of the season. And finally Scott Parker will join Man Utd with Kieran Richardson going the other way, but only if the Hargreaves deal is not completed.


The Hoops will sell Boruc 2 Arsenal as Lehman is going back 2 Germany and with Celtic signing M. Brown from Caley as his replacement. Celtic will receive 7 million pounds from this deal and that will give wee Gordon the money 2 buy Brown&Thomson from Hibernian (£4. 5 million), Robbie Keane ( life long Celtic fan and unhappy at Spurs) from Spurs (£4 million) . Celtic will also sell Zurawski (£1 million) . Lennon will not sign new contract at the end of the season and next season it will be a new look Celtic side: younger and faster:

GK - M. Brown

RB - M. Wilson

CB - S. Pressely

CB - S. McManus

LB - L. Naylor

RM - S. Nakamura

CM - S. Brown

CM - K. Thomson

LM - A. McGeady

CF - J. Vennegoor of Hesselink

CF - R. Keane

This is the team that will be able 2 drive Celtic further on in the Champions League.

Plymouth Argyle will not be making an further signings this season. They have secured the services of Rory Fallon, Krisztian Timar and Peter Halmosi on permanent deals, while Kevin Gallen and Scott Sinclair have arrived on loan.

The only activity will see Tony Capaldi finally join either Wolves or Sunderland for a fee approaching £500k which is great business for Plymouth. Rueben Reid and Cherno Samba will also go out on 2-month loans.

Ian Holloway has been so impressed with Sinclair he may speak to Chelsea about extending the loan deal, possibly until the end of the season.

Holloway has been tracking MK Dons striker Izale McLeod but was concerned about his discipline, but still may return in the summer to secure a deal that will see Nick Chadwick go in the opposite direction.

The Plymouth boss will also be on the look out for a new keeper as Romain Larrieu looks set to move back to France in the summer, probably to Troyes or Sedan. Luke McCormick has impressed Holloway but feels the youngster needs to be kept under pressure.

Spurs Rumours:

After signing Rocha, in the summer Spurs will be looking at O'Shea and Richardson for more versatility. Also expect a shock move for AS Roma ace Christian Chivu. Davids wilopl be going back tp Ajax not Dallas and Stalteri will go to the Bundesliga. Arsenal will also make a cheeky bid for Aaron Lennon at the end of January!

Rumours on the street is the old hands in the boardroom down at Bramall Lane are finally not too happy about the way Neil Warnock is spending the money and his erratic team selections. We hear Gillespie has said I want out this could be followed by a few other senior Pro's that have finally run out of patience with the star attraction "Mr Warnock"

No one man is bigger than a club but Neil believes he is the almighty power and time is running out.

Did they not learn last year Akinbiyi Horsfield Ifill Shipperley Lucketti big buys but they crossed the manager and thus banished to the stands or out on loan. As for Billy Sharp being sold to Scunthorpe simply because he told the manager on the training ground he was the best player he had. Then that in itself is a disaster (he broke that lads heart)

Now the old routine and same system that failed to work before is up and running with the transfer window open and United doing better than expected 3 wins and a draw over Christmas. WHAT DOES HE DO. ?

He buys more strikers and swaps the team and guess what its back to square one. What message does that send too motivate a team. Webber Kabba and co must be thinking what the hell the problem is. We don't need strikers we need the team to be managed. The time is right to step aside Neil let the players at Bramall lane have there say on the pitch. I hear Keith Gillespie is the first to give his intensions and tell Warnock he wants to go I just hope he is not the first in a long line of Bladesmen wanting to leave a very good club.

Adrian Mutu is to return to the Premiership with Portsmouth before the end of January

NCFC Info for the person who said about players come to us from Northampton to Norwich.

Rossi Jarvis - defense&DM

Ryan Jarvis - CF&SK

If the rumors are true. which ever player it is. it more likely to be a lone deal.

only time will tell. Glad to see lots of rumors deals though.

Due to recent injury to AJ, Moyes has realised how heavily the Toffees rely on him up front with his pace and work rate, he is unlikely to put his faith in Big Vic just yet to lead the line alone so expect a move for Alan Smith or Lomano Lua Lua on loan for rest of season.

Although the injury to AJ isn't as serious as first feared Moyes realises we'r desperatley short of cover up top, especially with Beattie doing fk all all season

The lad who mentioned Robbie Keane, I can only hope your right but I very much doubt it as Jol rates him above Defoe and after Defoes outburst expect to see him leave in summer to one of "big four"

Also expect Everton to complete loan signing of Manuel Fernandes on tue/ weds with view to sign in summer and Davies departing to Fulham for near on 3mil?

I aren't going to lie to you and say that I have seen these playerswalking around St. James Park. But I will tell you that I no this information from a reliable source who also told me about duff a week before it happend. so Newcastles January will be as follows:-


Anton Ferdinand

Curtis Davies

John O'Shea

Robbie Fowler


Shaun Wright-Phillips

Alan Smith


Celestine Babayaro

Albert Luque

Belozoglu Emre

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has targeted Blackburn winger Morten Gamst Pedersen as the long term replacement for Ryan Giggs. The Welshman has entered the tail-end of his career and the Premiership leaders are eager to find a long term successor, and Pedersen fits the bill. Blackburn would demand a transfer fee of £11m plus add-ons, and the player would request wages in excess of £55,000-a-week. From what I hear, Pedersen would be interested in a move to Old Trafford as well.

Celtic have lodged a bid for James Beattie and if Everton accept, particularly with the absence of Andy Johnson for a good few weeks - David Moyes will pounce for David Nugent from Preston with a bid of around £5 million + Richard Wright.

If this bid fails and he has to move away from signing Nugent, expect him to make a move for Kevin Davies - despite the contract extention or perhaps even Robbie Keane.


Now Pool have missed out on Lucas Niell, It is believed Rafa may be going for Anton, and try to convert him. Also doing the rounds currently, we will sign or release no strikers in the window. Pennants increased form (not just THE goal) may give rise to no RW being bought in until the summer, if at all unless there is serious investment as touted. Esp with Javi coming for the centre, allowing stevie to go right more and more. Just a personal thing but I would love to see kewell come good at last, even if it was at another club. Yeh he's picked up money, but what torture for such a creative soul. He may not be the quickest physically, but he could be that muse we've so longed for. EVEN NOW!

Norwich City

I have it on good authority that Peter Grant travelled to Stamford Bridge tonight to watch Jermaine Easter and Will Antwi. I understand that if Wycombe are knocked out of the cup then Easter will sign a 4 year deal for £1. 5m&Antwi will sign for 3 years for £0.325m

Ipswich Town

Ipswich manager Jim Magilton is poised to bid £0.75m for local rivals midfielder Carl Robinson. The deal however depends on Peter Grant being able to get a replacement before the end of the transfer window. The player Grant is looking to attract is currently on the fringes of a North London team.


Rob Kelly is ready to make a move for Francis Jeffers from his old club Blacburn Rovers. Also Kelly has his eyes on James McEveley although Blackburn may reject any more for the 22 year old. Rob is currently waiting on the takeover to to complete before start getting down his shopping list.


Larrieu will be leaving for 300k to Fulham, Holloway to replace him with the experiance of Paul Jones, who will combine playing with coaching.

summerfield will not be allowed to leave on loan, due to wottons injury, however there is a chance reid might, due to the arrival of Scott sinclair, who is due to sign up for an 18 month loan deal.

Roche to complete move to Spurs along with Bale and giles barnes, both barnes and Bale will continue with their respective clubs until the end of the season, Strong rumours have also linked Djribel Cisse coming to Spurs with defoe going to Liverpool, apparently Jol is fed up of his constant moaning. Also watch out for either ferdinand or Davies to join in the summer.

With the money saren'ts are looking at bringing in greg halford, Billy jones and freddy eastwood

Nottingham Forest will complete the £300,000 signing of Barnet Winger Barry Cogan before the end of the Transfer Window.

Abdelaziz Kamara (Chateauroux), Luke Chambers (Northampton) and Matt Lockwood (Leyton Orient) are also targets and should join.

X-Dave G-X

After they have signed rocha from Benfica Spurs have had their lastest bid 4 Bale accepted so he is on his way and they would like 2 add 1 more player 2 their squad before transfer window closes and they want a stirker possiable targets are out of favor Ajax striker and also a target of Charlton markus Rosenburg. I mean come on who is he most likely 2 choose charlotn in the relegation zone don't think so some how or Tottenham

Billy Sharp to Norwich. The striker is having talks with the East Anglian club having had a provisional bis accepted by Scunthorpe Utd.

To the guy who said that there was a swap deal for Ray Jarvis of NCFC, it is likely to be Ryan Jarvis since he is the striker, Rossi Jarvis is a midfielder/ defeneder.

Teemu Tainio could be the next big signing at West Ham. However Alan Curbishley will only persue this signing should a good offer for Nigel Reo Coker arise.


If Milan Mndaric deal falls through or isn't completed by the end of January then he will inquire about Wolves. Fabhino, who plays for Santos, is set to join Fulham on Monday. Govou will join Arsenal in the summer. Wiltord will join an English club on loan this month. Lucca Toni will join Man United in the summer. Graveson wants to play back in England and is expected to quit Madrid in the summer. Henry will play for Arsenal up into he his 34 where he will play in the States. Kris Commons will join Preston in the summer. Chelsea are frustrated will clubs raising prices when they are intressted in a player that they are considering buyin players in the championship, with young talented players and need the money. Fulham will sign Easter for 3million in the summer. Shaun Maloney will join Villa in the summer.

Everton rumours

we have completed the signing of manuel fernandes on loan for six months.

Nigle reo Coker is having talks with Everton as is James Beattie with Celtic an Blackburn but they are unlikely to go through with the injury to Andy Johnson .

Cahill to man udt to replace scholes

Watford boss Adrian Boothroyd may raid Sheffield United for Danny Webber and Steve Kabba both wingers/ strikers could face the axe after the Blades Boss yet again shuffles his pack. and with the best part of 9 million in his pocket after the sale of Ashley Young to Villa Mr Boothroyd may grab the pacey pair for as little as 2 million plus Danny Shittu. Warnock has 8 strikers on the books but needs strenght at the back. . also Aidie get the money out and go get Matty Jarvis from Gillingham he is one for the further.

While I was queing up for West Brom v Wolves tickets me and about 10 ten others saw an amazing row between Chris perry and mark venus (assistant manager) they was shouting and putting there heads together. it was amazing all of us could not believe it.

that was not the end of the action as I was coming away a mercedes pulled up, we waited to see who came out, it was only scunphorpes and league 1 leading goalscorer Billy sharp shaking hands with tony mowbary. they looked very comfortable with one another like they had met before. I can only assume sharp has chosen West Brom over the many clubs that are chasing him.

To the man who said that miller, Marshall and Kennedy are leaving you are off your rocker Beattie might leave in the summer but only on loan. Celtic to sign Brown and Thomson and they will also sign James Beattie as Strachan was with him at Southampton. Celtic to go on spending spree in summer as Strachan has £19million to spend

Heard from a friend in Spain who acts as a representative for footballers in Spain that fernanado Torres will join Man Utd in the summer for £22 million. he also informed me that they want rossi as part of the deal, but United do not want to do this if they can avoid it. they are more likleyto allow them to have pique for 2 reasons/

1/ they gave sufficient cover in defense

2. he is enjoying his time on loan, and would be happy to remain in Spain.

i also have it on good authority that uts £20 million bid for hargreaves will be succesful in jan. Bayern will let it go to the wire in order to drive his price up. however they are aware of the size of the bid and realize they may never get a bid of that ammount again. esspecially when they were prepared to let him leave for £5 million 18 moths ago

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