Football Rumours Archive January 26 2007


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Heard this from an EVERTON director.

In the restaurant he owns, last week was Rick Parry, Rafa Benitez, Steven Gerrard and Thierry Henry.

This is no blag. It may go through in the summer after the dci investment is completed.

Billy Sharp will stay at the iron as he is happy here and wants to help us rise to the championship

there are 4 players adkins is looking at to replace Keogh they are constantine donaldson talbot (already here on loan) and byfield. all of these would do great in the claret and blue. if we go up expect alot of changes to the team with players like byrne torpey ridley and mackenzie all being off-loaded to bring in sum quality players who can hack it in the higher division. I also have it on good authrity from a players father that Man City have been watching the spectacular Marcus williams very closely and consider him a good replacement for the recently departed thatcher. iron side after jan: Murphy hinds/ mulligan foster crosby/ butler williams Taylor sparrow baraclough/ goodwin morris sharp/ talbot donaldson/ beckford

cheers block Party

Stuart Pearce or Steve Tilson are expected to be announced as the New England u-21 boss following the resignation of Peter Taylor.


Rangers are trying to land Aussie midfielder Jason Cullina. Gers are also on the verge of signing Scott Brown of Hibs. If Jeremy Clement leaves for at least 2 million, Gers will also try and sign Kevin Thomson.


due to the injury of hleb and RvP and the clear view that younster armand traore is not ready for top flight football yet, expect AW to finally decide he needs to delve in the window. Two signings will be made over the next 9 days:

G. Bale £8m raising to £11m

R. Babel £5. 75m

Bale will be signed due to AFC's success over rivals Spurs and Man U, AW's faith in the kids, his future plans and Theo Walcott.

Babel is a fan of AFC and AW and wants to test himself in the prem.

There are new rumours today that Sunderland are about to make a move for Leeds United striker David Healy.

The Northern Ireland international was rumoured to be going to Everton, but an Everton spokesman has denied the suggestions. Healy Love To Play Premership Football even though Sunderland current lie 8th and sees Sunderland as the ideal place to get it

Madjid bougherra will sign for Everton by the end of the week also Everton will sign a foward David nugent is now likly to be signed

Villa are set to strengthen their attack with the signing of Kevin Kyle from Coventry for £2m.

Man Utd are to sign Morten Gamst Pedersen in the summer for £15 million this is 90% sure. as Ryan Giggs has let out his playing career is almost over.

Dagenham&Redbridge will be selling Craig Mackell-Smith&Shane Blackett to Peterborough FC for £250,000. 00. Deal is done. There last game is Saturday against Exeter City. Daggers are interested in Gravesends forward Charlie Macdonald as a replacement for Mackell-Smith. John Still thinks Daggers have enough cover at back. He also thinks the latest attacking signings are not upto the job.

Liverpool will offload Peter Crouch in the summer for £10 million and Robbie Fowler will also make his 2nd exit. Klaas Jan Huntelaar will join for around £12 million as will Rafael Van Der Vaart for around £9 million from Hamburg. Either Vincent Kompany or Curtis Davies will also join for around £8 million. Sami Hyypia, Djibril Cisse, Flo Sinama-Pongolle, Sami Hyypia, Harry Kewell are also expected to leave. Expect Benitez to continue to buy youth players as well with James McCarthy set to join the Reds.


Curtis Davis to sign for Newcastle for £7m or £9m if they take Titus Bramble as well. You heard it hear first.

I speak to Paul Robinsons dad and he says that he will be returning to Watford from WBA in the summer if they do not get promoted. THIS IS FACT

I have pictures of Sylvian Distin leaving parkhead.

Could it be a move for this window or for a free in the summer?

Rangers have agreed a £1.8million fee with both Lyon and PSG for the sale of Jeremy Clement and it is now up to the player who he wishes to join. The transfer will go through on thursday or Friday.

Gavin Rae could also move to a Championship club for a fee in the region of £400,000.

Walter Smith will use the extra money to fund the £1.1million transfer of Paul Hartley from Hearts and I'm led to believe the £2. 65 million capture of Scott Brown from Hibs. No move will be made for Kevin Thomson as it is felt he is too similar in style to Barry Ferguson.

Also expect to see Alan Gow to sign next week for around £275, 000 or on a pre-contract if no agreement can be reached with Wigan for Lee McCulloch.

In the striking department there is a possibility Alan Smith could join on loan from Man Utd for the remainder of the season with a view to a permanent deal in the summer if the deal is suitable to all parties.

the blue mole

Hear this from a reliable source, when Milan finaly takes over at the blue army he will replace our rob Kelly with ian Dowie and 4 playeys will be sold they are Steve hughes, gaz williems, rich steaman, and Matty Fryatt. Also muzzy might come back to be part of the new coatching staff because he loves the foxes and goes to all the away games.

Scunthorpe to sign Luke chambers from Northampton for 300,000.

Two more loan signings tomorrow

In our paper it says that we are oo the verge of signing leon constantine from Port Vale

Adkins admitted he has put a bid in.

Dave mugglian to Darlington on loan.


Galatasaray want to sign Rangers Belgian international Thomas Buffel, a bid of 2 million euros is due by Friday.

Luton misfit Sam Parkin set to sign for Norwich.

Leon Barnet is the subject of enquiries from Leicester.

Arsenal Bulletin,

With Baptist doing so well 4 AFC might see Aliadiare leaving as he knows he will never be a regular 4 AFC and moves 2 ligue 1 in france. Muambe 2 sign 4 Reading . Birmingham city 2 sign Larsson and might take on loan another AFC youngster 2 offset the loss of Muamba .

Robbie Keane seen at Villa Park today (Thursday 25th) .

Manchester City will sign Ball for a free transfer as he's on trial. Mido to join city for 3m, Man city will also sign Beasley as well for 1.5m.

David Alves will be a LFC player next season, the price will be 12m. Rafa has never been able to spend 12m on him before but now that the investment in LFC will be finalised in February he will become Rafa first signing of the summer of 07. Expect a high quality strker to be signed and a true number 10 in the summer also. I have no names. Unfortunately Kewell and Fowler will be the first LFC casualties unless they accept dramatically reduced wages.

Despite the purchase of the team Rafa isn't going to spend 12M on Upson. Upson will move, but he is severely overpriced. Rafa wants to purchase a #3 CB to rotate behind Carra and Agger and before Sami. Though I can't identify targets, expect a buy between 4-6M. He's still looking for reasonably priced WB/ MF's for both sides and cover up front to take over for Fowler and Bellamy going. Crouch isn't going. He's proven himself at every turn and even though a lot of teams want him, they'll have to pay through the nose to get him. Rumours Alert: We WILL NOT be getting Villa. A 24-30M transfer for a young striker who's unproven in the Premeirship is not a smart buy. We also WILL NOT be getting Huntelaar. We already raided Ajax for 2 strikers and that's where those rumours originated. We are, however, interested in Klose who has the size, speed, and skill to be a success in England. Unfortunately, it may prove expensive to get him as he is happy at Bremen after the last couple winning seasons.

Milan Mandaric's mother is seriously ill and Mandaric has flew over puttin take-over talks on hold! However, Rob Kelly can bring in players like Holland, Hawley and Paul Terry from Yeovil becasue Mandaric is 100% possitive the deal will be completed. Chelsea want Eddie Pope the American defender. It has been revealled that Terry wants to stay at Chelsea even if Jose leaves. However, he will pull out all the stops to keep him at the club. Villa are going to bid 1million for Richard Stearman this week but the club will hold out because of Milan's takeover.

Manchester City are poised to seal the £3.2 million signing of Ahmed Mido either before next Wednesday or in the Summer. Blackburn are also interested in the Egyptian who is down the pecking order at Spurs.


I have heard that Norwich ciity have made bids on the following:

Karl Hawley

Freddy Eastwood

Jermain Easter

Will Anti

Julian Grey

Mark Randall

Celesteen Babyaro

Alex Baptiste

Expect developments after the weekend on at least 3 of these.


Portsmouth striker Kanu will leave the club in the summer on a free transfer. The former West Brom striker signed a one year deal last summer, and although Pompey would like to tie him down to a long term contract, his demands are way too expensive for Harry Redknapp's side. Kanu will now see out the rest of the season before moving on in July, possibly to German side Hamburg who are ready to offer the Nigerian a two year contract.

Nesta to sign for Newcastle on loan till the end of the season

Celtic manager Gordon Strachan is on the verge of signing West Ham's Bobby Zamora for 3 Million. This will push former Hibs man Derek Riordan further down the pecking order and he will then take up his already agreed option to move to either West Brom or Norwich.

I work for Reading FC and its common knowledge here that Glen Little will sign for Watford this summer in a pre arranged deal.

Big new in australia harry kewell close to sign a contrct with Spurs it will come later in the week chance a deal that involes a swap with lennon

Everton to sign:

Manuel Fernandes - 6 month loan from Benfica

Madjid Bougherra - £2. 5m from Sheffield Wednesday

Kieran Richardson - 6 month loan from Man Utd

And an unknown striker will join, most probable onloan and on deadline day .

Oh and please stop the Riquelme rumours. How on earth could we afford his wages?

I'm the guy who broke the story of Rafael van der Vaart coming to LFC. As I said before, Jordy Brewer and RvdVaart are both managed by Essel Sports Management. The latest rumours I've just received is, as a result of my story breaking a couple a days ago on this site, the Dutch media allegedly questioned Ramon van der Vaart about whether his son Rafael van der Vaart will be joining LFC. Ramon declined to comment. Ramon van der Vaart is a full time agent/ advisor for Essel Sports Management. I'll keep you guys posted on this one. "The King"

Just heard from a mate at Manchester utd, that Newcastle have made an approach for John O'Shea, he dosent no prices or anything, just that they had made a firm offer

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