Football Rumours Archive January 26 2008


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Sunderland have agreed a fee with Leroy Lita but face competion from Wigan for the player

  I have heard a couple rumours from very reliable sources in both Birmingham and Newcastle.

Firstly Villa are after Gilles Barnes however apparently Derby are asking for £10 million which may put MON off. Villa are also looking at Sunderlands Kenwyn Jones however much like Barnes, Sunderland have put a major price tag on his head. Lastly I heard Villa are considering selling Mellberg to Juve for 800 k. They want to recoup some money for the player. Villa also seem keen to bring in Chimbonda especially if Mellberg was to be sold on during this transfer window.

Rumours from Newcastle. I have heard that King Kev is hoping to loan Theo Walcott. He is also looking to bolster his midfield with the signing of Bolton's Gavin McCann and strengthen his defense with Sunderland's Paul McShane

  Curbishley to sign in January:

Darren Bent £8 million,

Giles Barnes £5 million + Boa Morte.

Mark Viduka FREE + £5 million 4 Ashton.

In the Summer:

NEW TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Giovanni Trapattoni,

Nicky Shorey £5 million,

Steven Taylor + Ferdinand,

David Bentley £8 million,

Shaun Wright–Phillips £12 million,

Steve Sidwell £3 million,

Tim Cahill £14 million,

Luka Modric £12 million,

Jermain Defoe £8 million,

Obafemi Martins £12 million.

If we fail to get into Europe Curbs to be Sacked and the favourites are: third= Slavan Bilic

second= Martin Jol

first= Claudio Ranieri.

  Afc– justin Hoyte will not be leaving, micah Richards will come in as Denilson and Senderos will go the other way with an extra 9 mill

  Mascherano will sign for £17 million at Liverpool within the next week. This will be financed by Sissoko leaving to Juve for £9 million and Carson to Villa for £10 million.

In the Summer, Rafa will have a net of around £17 million to spend.

Coming in will be:

Eidur Gudjohnsen (5 million)

Wayne Bridge (7 million)

Daniel Opare (1.5 million) Reserve

Jeremy Menez (10 million)

Leaving will be:

John Arne Riise (6 million)

Andrey Voronin (1 million)

Guthrie and Hobbs will come back from Loan.

Kewell and Hyypia will get contract extensions

  Breaking news from Easter road

Hibernian to sign:

colin nish

Darren o'dea (6 month loan)

ian rankin

barry nicholson

noel hunt

  Liverpool takeover now compleat for 350 million expect masherano deal to be concluded before transfer window shuts, Rafa will be in charge next season after clear the air talks with gillett and hicks and will be given a huge transfer kitty in the Summer in the region of 50 to 65 million pounds, Rafa will look to sell Voronin, Crouch, Riise, and possibly Kewell, will also look to bring in David Villa, David silva, Ricardo quresema, and possibly Michael owenas he feels apart from Gerrard and Torres there are not enough goals getting scored. Rob Lfc for ever.

  To the guy who said Celtic where looking to offload Brown utter nonsense Strachan is building the team around him Strachan is going to save the majority of his budget until the Summer they will however sign robson.

  The only players Rafa will buy will be Mascherano in January and Quaresma Silva and Villa in the Summer out will go Voronin Kuyt Carson and Pennant

  Transfer rumours

Sherman Cardenas to Porto

Derek Riordan to Burnley

Rene Mihelic to Birmingham

Jeffrey Sarpong to Atletico

Ever Banega to Sevilla

Chipi to Udinese

Roman Bednar to West Bromwich (permanently)

Rudi Skacel to Fulham

Al Bangura Portsmouth

Graeme Dorrans to West Bromwich

Alan Hutton to Tottenham

Karim Benzema to Arsenal

Hatem Ben Arfa to Inter

  Some mixed rumours.

Simon Cox (promising forward) Reading–Northampton £185,000

David Silva Valencia–Newcastle £12 million

Pascal Chimbonda–Newcastle Straight Swap with Damien Duff.

Tiago Juve–Manchester City £8 million

Micah Richards Manchester City–Newcastle £6 million + Obafemi Martins

Jean–claude Darcheville–Newcastle Swap with Ameobi


  DIC are to take ovr next week and will sign Mascherano. then they will give Benitez a four year contract followed by £125 million to spend.

With this he will buy:






Huntlaar– part exchange Kuyt


there will also be a few squad players

Going will be


Voronin (Thank god)

Kuyt. part exchange





Hyypia Free

Lucas and Leto on loan at Racing Santander

I told people of Torres first and the bloody yanks and klingsman talks. this is spot on. believe me.

Villa and Silva on pre–contract

Cheif reporter

  Liverpool will sign Robbie Keane in the Summer, Rafa sees him as the perfect foil for Torres and Robbie is a lifelong reds fan and has already told family members he will jump at the chance to sign, I know this because I work with his first cousin,.

  Personally seen Darren Fletcher leave parkhead today. Possible loan deal or transfer to Celtic (4–6 million)

  Arsenal Rumours

Wenger will complete the signing of Luke Freeman from the Gills for a reported £500 k. We are also looking at Mputu but this deal now looks unlikely. There are also reports in France that we have completed the signing of France U–21 forward/winger Yoan Gouffran from Caen, he will join the squad in the Summer. Otherwise Wenger will only be looking to add replacements for the departing Lehmann (Free) and Gilberto (£2 million) in the Summer, this will be in the form of a young keeper (poss. Henessey from Wolves) and a young centre back such as Eden Hazard (pushing Song into the DM role). We also welcome back loanee's Simpson and Vela as well as the next crop of young starlets such as Landsbury, Merida and Barazite.

  Adebayor will sign for Tottenham on Thursday

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