Football Rumours Archive October 28 2008


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West brom news. .mark randall n fran merida 2 cum in on loan from jan till the end of the season from arsenal.also mowbary is linin up a record bid for a young english striker believd to be blackburns matt derbyshire.
  Done deals for january premier signigns. . stephen hunt to sunderland from reading.wayne bridge to man city from chelsea.mark randall to west brom from arsenal,loan.
  Man city signings. .diego from weder bremen 16 mil. .santa cruz from blackburn 15 mil. . .wayne bridge from chelsea 9 mill. .lassana diarra from pompey 12 mill.
  Hottest news from Anfield. . . Unfortunately our beloved Xabi will be heading for the exit door in jan. . .He will be part of a swap deal which will bring in the outstanding young talent from Barca . Sergio Busqetts plus a figure around £6 million. which Rafa could use elsewhere in strengthening the team. . . plus Mario Bartoletti has handed in a transfer request to Jose Mourinho after hearing about Benitez's interest in him . .apparently he his frustrated with lack of first team action and struggles with Mourinho's persona this exiting brilliant young talent will be arriving in Jan for a figure beleived to be around £12 million. . . . .
  A slight adjustment to my previous post. Harry Redknapp will be given 20 mil to spend on players in January. He will spend this money on 2 Portsmouth stars – Jermaine Defoe for around 12 mil, and the 8 mil he has left will be spent on Lassana Diarra. These will be the only 2 signings for Spurs in January, as he has named these 2 as his priorities. In the summer, he will raid Pompey further (if Spurs avoid relegation), in signing Niko Kranjcar for around 15 mil and Glen Johnson for around 8 mil. These 4 signings will all have taken place by next season. Expect Hull's Geovanni to be in hot demand from a number of prem clubs over the January and summer transfer windows, following his impressive performances at Hull. Arsenal will sign Yaya Toure in the summer, as Wenget has said that he expects the title race to expose any weaknesses in teams, and as we all know the slot alongside Fabregas in central midfield is an area which we are a little weak in, so Wenger will ensure we sign Toure by the end of January.

  Lescott to Sunderland in January!!
  Rangers are keeping an eye on the Ronaldo situation (the fat Ronaldo that is).
  Egyptian 21yr old striker, Sherif Ashraf, currently playing at Al Zamalek, in Egypt and Saudi Arabian striker Yasser Al Qahtani, of Al Hilal are currently both trialing with Wigan Athletic, with a view to a move in January.
Ashraf is regarded as the new Amr Zaki, with the same strength, and skill which will suit the Premier League. Al Qahtani has scored 46 goals in 55 appearances for Saudi Arabia, and he is currently the team captain.
  I broke the Dowie sacking a day before it happened, well i have some more rumours for you. Pardew is all but gone at Charlton,they are just trying to get an indication from Curbishly to see if he would come back. This does look unlikely as all the work he built up has now been destroyed and the team is ageing and needs serious rebuilding. I doubt he would be prepared to risk on all for sentimental reasons Charlton could be staring down the barrel of a shotgun as the debts are mounting recievership before the end of the season is a possibility. Next up is Newcastle, i mentioned last week Keegan and Shearer to be joint managers, this will still happen once the takeover is complete, i do not have details but have heard it could be officially announced by the end of next week.
  Couple of rumours for you lot on this site.
ins & outs;
VALENCIA–liverpool–£12m(expect man utd to hijack this if ronaldo go's, which is looking less likley by the week.
PALACIOS–man utd–£15m
TEVEZ–man utd–£20m
WARNOCK–ast villa–£6–8m
KIETIA–man utd–£15m
PIRLO–man utd/juve 10m
XAVI–man utd/liverpool–£25–30m
Trust me there gonna be alot of prem to prem club transfers, one that im hearing alot of is DANNY from zenit moving to a top four club for around £30–40m, nut ill keep you updated on futher things i find out :)
well say john :)
  Roy Keane is keeping an eye on Portsmouth duo, Lassana Diarra and Glen Johnson as talks of an exodus grow stronger with the departure of Harry Redknapp.

Keane is also said to be interested in Everton centre back Joleon Lescott as he looks to bolster his defence in January.
  Not too much going on at Villa this January but there will be 2 or 3 additions that will aid the push for fourth and an extended Uefa Cup run

Likely/possible ins:

Doyle, Heskey, Huntleaar, Rafinha, Sobis, Nelson, Crouch, Gudjohnson

Tony Adams will not follow Redknapp to totenham in a bid to become Portsmouths new manager, he will then appoint joe jorden as assistant, and Steve Bould as his first team coach.

Jamie Redknapp has become a suprise cantidate, news for the corridors of fratton park are saying Redknapp suggested that his son would be interested in the role. Jim Smith has also stated in helping young Redknapp if he gets the job.

Roberto Martinez,Glenn Hoddle, Sam Allardyce, Gareth Southgate and Paul Merson on being thought of as possible replacements.

Transfer News:

Carlos Villanueva: Permanant Deal 5million (Blakburn)

Alexis Sanchez: 9 Million ( Man u, Blackburn, Chelsea, Tottenham)

Patrick Viera: 6 Million ( Arsenal or Lyon)

Sean Scanall: 4 millionn ( Bolton, Aston Villa or Celtic)

Oscar Ustari: 12 million ( Man u )

Van Der Sar: Free ( Psv, Undinese)

Redknapps Tottenham Buys and sales

Ben Foster
Glen Johnson
Stephan Warnock
Branslav Ivanovic

Kevin Boetang
Beniot Assou–Ekotto
  Sheik Mo' will not be at Liverpool FC v Portsmouth Wednesday.
However, his representatives will be but this is only at the invitation of GG, Hicks has had nothing to do with it and is continuing to look into getting another party on board with investment.
Gillett is trying to force this issue and have a deal done early, if the Americans can't refinance, suitors for the club are waiting until nearer the loan deadline when they'll be able to get the club cheaper than they would now.Gillett is being proactive in trying to shore up a sale asap.

Expect LFC to have new owners BEFORE Jan 31st.
  Harry Redknapp will begin to wield the axe on a couple of Spurs players.
Gilberto will leave to join Villareal for £3m, Ricardo Rocha will rejoin Benfica for £1.5m, reserve goalkeeper Cesar will join up at PSV for £1m and finally Hossam Ghaly will join Birmingham for £1m.

Harry will then look to sign Niko Krancjar for £8m and Benjani for £5m.
  Tottenham will Sign Jimmy Bullard in January. Redknapp thinks he would lighten up white hart lane plus bullard is a hardworking midfielder and that is something spurs are lacking.
  Dont expect big changes at spurs, harry has already said spurs have a very talented squad however feels they need a bit more 'bite' in the middle of the park, expect bids for Lassana Diarra, David Wheater, Mathew Upson and Scott Parker.
  As a sports photographer I get to see clubs I wouldn't normally pay attention to, so to the person who says Newcastle to sign Danny from CSKA in january, there is more chance of them signing Osama bin Laden, the price on Danny's head is astronomical, we're talking 40m here! He's also settled in Russia, on huge wages, not to mention he doesn't even play for CSKA, hes at Zenit! As a newcastle fan i'd love to see us buy danny and berbatov but its never going to happen, Berba will be at Man Utd for next 4 years at least as he's bringing the best out of Rooney! Newcastle won't buy anyone until they have been takenover, players will leave in January and young reserve team players will get a chance for the second half of the season!
  Avram grant is set to become the new portsmouth manager as off next week the former chelsea manager is set to sign a 2 year deal so put a line on it 8/1 is a good price
  Sheffield United Rumour !!!!!

Youngster Kyle Naughton is been tracked by a host of premier league clubs including Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool. The pacey defender 19 has had a flawless introduction to the first team with him been man of the match all bar 1 game. Naughton who has current legend status is said to want to stay in sheffield as he will have first team football, this also comes with blackwell stating he will resist all bids for him. I know kyle myself and i hope he doesn't make the wrong decision, he is a great player that will make bigger and better things, with him been on the of the best if not the best full back outside ther premiership.

Kyle Naughton total legend

  Will buckley of rochdale is attracting major interest. the steve mcmanaman looklike has scored 5 goals in 8 games this season. interested clubs include west brom, liverpool and man city
  Liverpool will sign

Barry 15million

Kun Aguero 20million + Benayoun

Rafainha 7million + Degen
  With Harry now in charge at Spurs, expect them to raid pompey in January. Redknapp's first signing in North London will be pompey talisman Niko Kranjcar, who would be keen to join Croatian team mate Luka Modric at the lane, and Harry rates Kranjcar very highly. Niko would cost around 15 mil. Spurs will also sign Glen Johnson, who Harry rates as the best right back in the prem, for around 8 mil. He will also sign Lassana Diarra for around 10 mil, who he signed for Portsmouth last January from Arsenal. Arsenal will sign Yaya Toure in January from Barcelona for a fee of 8 mil. This fee was reportedly ageed between the two clubs in the summer for the Ivorian midfielder, but Arsenal could not meet the wages that Toure demanded, however Wenger is now prepared to pay the 50,000 a month wages. This fee will certainly go through, as Toure is keen to move to the Emirates and link up with brother Kolo. Gus Poyet will become Newcastle manager after leaving Tottenham and Sam Allardyce will become Pompey manager.

  Man utd news:

the youngsters sir alex want to stenghten his team are:
GK.Sergio Asenjo–Real Valladolid
CD.Kyriakos Papadopoulos–Olymiacos
RW.Alexis Sanchez–Udinese
LW.Angel Di Maria–Benifica
CDM.Miquel Veloso–Sporting Lisbon
ST.Mario Balotelli–Internazional Milan

sir alex feels that with these youngsters that he'll have enough compotition in his squad to challenge for all trophys and enough young talent to secure the future of man utd for years to come.
  Portsmouth are lining up Hull boss Phil Brown as their new manager

Tottenham are in for Javier Saviola, Amr Zaki, Chris Kirkland, Wilson Palacios and Nadir Belhadj
  Crystal Palace are to sign charlton's Andy gray in a 1million deal in jan

from jack_CAFC
  Mascherano to AC Milan. Nonsense. He cost Liverpool £18m and his value can only have risen. No Italian team has £25m – £30m to spend and unless you think Liverpool are prepared to make a loss you don't folow the Yanks business strategy too closely and it is clearly nonsense.

The Sheik is a guest of GG on Wednesday vs. Pompey. Finally Hicks has realised he can get the funding needed to move the club forward. Sheik to be in control by Feb. Kun Auguero will be the showpiece signing next summer.
  My aunt is a manager of the ticket office at Middle Eastlands, she has been told to set aside an executive pass for a Caroline Celico and to mail confirmation along With other literature to Milan, this is none other than Kaka's Wife.
  Tony Pulis will join Redknapp at spurs as assistant manager.
  Big news for Forest fans, George Graham to be installed as general manager with Dennis Wise and Gus Poyet as first team coaches. Exclusive as ever. .Dan the Main Man
  Hey, I thought Rangers were going to be bankrupt by now? (according to some uninformed rumour–mongers).
Just as well there is folk like me who supply only TRUTHFULL RUMOURS. Firstly, expect big changes at Tottenham: Modric will be sold as Rednapp soesn't think he is strong enough for EPL, as will Giovanni Dos Santos. Expect Rednapp to bring in Krankjaer and surprisingly, Heskey. Celtic will sell Nakermura to Yokohama for £5mill in January and Aids McGreedy to Everton for £9. Strachan is eyeing up Jimmy Bullard and Dean Windass as replacements.
  Cillian Sheridan is being chased by 3 Premiership clubs believed to be Aston Villa (Martin Oneil is a family friend) Sunderland and Stoke but Sheridan is keen on a move to Sunderland to be taken under the wing of his boy hood Hero Roy Keane!
Rumours coming out of Celtic Park say that Celtic Will only Listen to offers of around £4m for the lanky Irishman!

  Now that harry redknapp has left portsmouth are weighing up there options, tony adams would like to be the no1 but portsmouth don't see him as manager yet so they will look elsewhere with 5 main options, in order. sam allardyce,kevin keegan ( but keegan may want to go back to newcastle ), steve coppel and steve bruce. also phil brown is high up the list of potential replacements but he wants to finish his work that he has started at hull.
one other management saga is that of sir alex ferguson, he will indeed leave at the end of next season (summer 2010) as he feels 24 years is enough and has left his succseser a young side to contend with the best of europe, and so manchester united are opening talks wih jose mourinho as he wants to manage once again in england. in the know !!!
  Things are only getting better for Liverpool – top of the league and finally some serious intent from the Sheik Mohammed.

Sheik Mohammed has got representitives flying into Liverpool on Wednesday to go to the Portsmouth match.

All I can say is that things will be progressing rather quickly and LFC could be in new ownership by Febuary 2009. Anyone reading this who will be sitting in the main stand on wednesday, have a look out for the entourage arriving before the game. They are guests of Mr Gillet.
  Blackburn rovers news:

pennant 6mil
mario gomez 12mil
simpson loan made perminment 4mil
villanueva loan made perminment 5mil

zarate 8mil
zayatte 7mil
rafael da silva loan
gattuso 6mil
figo/giggs 7mil
vieira/scholes 8mil
mario balotelli barwuah loan

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