Football Rumours Archive December 29 2006


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Maloney from celtic will sign for west ham next week

West Brom have stepped up their interest in Rotherham striker Will Hoskins. Celtic, Watford, Everton, Reading, Wolves, Ipswich and Forest are all pursuing the £600, 000 rated star.


Latest newz is MASCHERANO is moving to Juventus.Lucho Gonzales is moving to Inter on summer.Palacio might move to Barca but Saviola is moving to MIlan on loan.SARJEEL(Argentine Freak)

Pederson to Spurs if they don't get Downing. Defoe aren't going anywhere and neither is Keane.

Manchester City want to sell Micah Richards to Chelsea in a deal that will see them get Geremi on loan for the remainder of the season as well as £12 million + Shaun Wright-Phillips. Jose Mourinho is very keen to sign the young England defender and will make him first choice right-back if he is signed. Mourinho is also looking at defenders he can potentially take on loan.


I work for an insurance comp and have just done a quote for a player looking at mansions in the north east, i have read on hear that his house is up for sale in madrid. i can't tell you who it is (DPA LAW) but he used to be a captian of england.

looks like newcastle are getting a new right sided midfeilder.

I was at a gathering of 18 norwich city players on sunday and can say Earnshaw is very likely to leave in January for a 5mil + bid not for 3mil to Birmingham as someone said on here (we paid 3.75mil for him a year ago) so why when he has scored 16 goals would we sell him for less and he would NOT go to a championship club so dream on Brummie. Safri very likely to go and Ettu. Coming in to the club 2 un-named for north of the border and a goal machine from Southend Freddie Eastwood.

Harry Redknapp will consider offers for Lomana Lua Lua in January with Fulham thought to be interested although he will happily hang on to the DR Congo striker. Championship top scorer Robert Earnshaw will sign for £4.5 million and partner Nwankwo Kanu up front. Manuel Fernandes will return to Portugal, whilst there is a chance that Chelsea will recall Glen Johnson although Redknapp is looking to tie up a permanent deal. At the time, Redknapp is leading the race to sign Birmingham centre-back Matthew Uspon but will have to fend off strong competition from Tottenham.

The following is Redknapp's planned starting XI after January:

James, Johnson, Campbell, Upson, Stefanovic, O'Neil, Davis, Pedro Mendes, Taylor, Kanu, Earnshaw


Liverpool:- Leighton baines will sign for Liverpool this January for 6.5mil. We will offload Gonzalez and push Riise up to left midfield. Lucas Neil will arrive from Blackburn for a million pounds.


finnan agger carragher baines

pennant gerrard alonso riise

bellamy kuyt



greg halford - colchester united - 1.5million

john mensah - rennes -4.5 million

david dunn - birmingham - 1million

clinton morrison - crystal palace - 250, 000


john halls - colchester united - swap deal with halford

shane long (loan) - championship/ league one team

Luton Shelton is a top target for alan curbishly, he is a pacy young striker. Bent will sign for west ham if they stay up in the summer

Celtic will 100% sign Pressley and either Brown or Thomson during the transfer window. Theses players would definetly do a great job IN the SPL, but they are certainly not Champ. League quality. Does anyone have any decent information on other players who celtic are trying 2 sign during the january window? cheerz

Norwich are to join the race for Everton youngster James Vaughan who could be available on loan in January until the end of the season. Crystal Palace remain ken to snap up the striker but Norwich will step up interest with them poised to lose top scorer, Rob Earnshaw to Portsmouth in January.


Spurs news - Left back is a certainty, Left wing a necessity and a top central midfielder an opportunity.Centre back a requirement!Sounds like a whole team. Going Murphy, Gardener, Ifil, Y.P. Lee, Davids, Stalteri and Fulop. None of the strikers will leave in January, though there is concern about Mido's form and Tainio's injuries.

Baines & Bale are both possibility but Wigan are happy to play the waiting game as they did with Chimbonda, therefore if a quick deal can be done then it will be Bale with Davenport/ Gardener going to the Saren'ts. Boa Morte is a possibility as fulham want Murphy but Boa is injured! Gamst wants to go to Spurs and as his impact has been less dramatic than Blackburn may try and sell him to enable Sparky to continue to rebuild bringing back Dunn, not the same position but a Blackburn hero none the less.Barnes from Derby looks interesting but does to Villa, Portsmouth, Everton etc in Spurs favour is the success of Huddlestone & Lennon in playing first team.

Downingn is never going to happen though Adam Johnson is the greater potential player and Southgate may move him out to keep Downing.

Lucarelli is a striker Spurs fancy but they have checked out Lyon for Fred (not type of striker) and Ben Arfa.

Alwick is a done deal thus Fulop going to Sunderland.Nolan or Barton is a real wish for most teams but lets wait and see!!

Micah richards is on his way out of man city.however not to chelsea as reported, but to Liverpool. the clubs new investment means they are able to spend big, and the lucas neil talk is all a smokescreen.a move for richards is likely to occur in the summer for a fee of 12 million, rising to 18 million after a number of appearances. Big P

I have heard some news surrounding Arsenal. As has now become obvious, Nicklas Bendtner will stay on loan to Birmingham until the end of the season before returning to the Emirates next summer. Bendtner will not sign permanently at St Andrews - that I can guarentee. Fabrice Muamba and Sebastian Larsson will also complete a whole season at Birmingham, but only Muamba will join Bendtner in returning to Arsenal. Larsson will sign a three year contract at Birmingham, irrelevant of whether they gain promotion or not. Kerrea Gilbert is going to join Cardiff City permanently in January as he is getting first team football every week with the Bluebirds, and he recognises that Emmanuel Eboue, Lauren and Justin Hoyte are all ahead of him in the Arsenal pecking order. Jose Antonio Reyes will do all he can to complete a permanent move to Real Madrid, but it's not yet known if Arsenal will accept the offer to sign Julio Baptista permanently. Robinho won't be joining, as much as I'd love him to, and neither will Franck Ribery. Following the emergence of Theo Walcott as well as the cover of Freddie Ljungberg, Alexander Hleb, Tomas Rosicky and Robin van Persie, Arsenal don't need any more wide players and Arsene Wenger will refuse to spend silly money on a glamorous squad player. However, I do hear that we will be buying English over the next two transfer periods. In January, Wigan Athletic full back Leighton Baines will swap the JJB for the Emirates, with Manchester City defender Micah Richards and Watford winger Ashley Young joining next summer. Manuel Almunia and Mart Poom will leave, as well as Jens Lehmann, with Livorno keeper Marco Amelia joining the club to become the new number one. Watford's on loan keeper Ben Foster, property of Manchester United, will also join to compete with Amelia. Cameroonian midfielder Alex Song will be released.

Portsmouth will launch a 6 million pound move for Chelsea's Glen Johnson.


Newcastle will buy Bale and Barnes in January, along with O'Shea and Upson. Roeder will also attempt to buy Klass-Jan Huntelaar, and offers for Peter Crouch and Alan Smith have already been made apparently. Expect a good few signings in January with only Luque leaving as Nwcastle know they have to strengthen!

Possible line up;

Given/ Harper/ Krul

Upson/ Bale/ Babayaro

O'Shea/ Bramble

Taylor/ Moore

Carr/ Ramage

Duff/ N'Zogbia

Emre/ Butt

Parker/ Dyer

Solano/ Milner

Martins/ Smith

Huntelaar/ Sibieski

Ledley King is off to Chelsea following Terys back op.King is desperate to winbig honours.

Villa want Defoe but may have to settle for Robbie Keane. One or other will leave as they want regilar football.

Spurs still want Downing but he will only move to one of the big 4.

Rangers won't be signing Gohouri because he signed for Borrusia M.

Dica, Naimsith and Brown also won't be coming

Dica has stated he doesn't favour a move to Scotland and wants to move to Celta Vigo or PSV instead

and Naimsith and Brown are valued at £3m each which is out of our price range

Le Guen wants a right-back, 2 centre-backs, a left winger and a striker

but only a right-back, centre-back and striker will sign in January

they will cost £1m each

Will all people stop posting junk about Liverpool buying henry. face it guys. Liverpool is just 2 over-rated. and even if they want henry. do you guys think he'd leave.he just signed a contract+ he's stated clearly even recently that he would not leave arsenal because he wants 2 become an arsenal legend.

expect arsenal to do minimised shopping this year

eric abidal or gareth bale

antonio puerta

in the summer. arsenal may strenghten their squad to battle 4 the 07/ 08 season title

expect. nigel reo coker, franck ribery, leighton baines, artur boruc from celtic. expect bendtner to remain at birmingham for 1 more season

Pressley will be going to charlton and there is a big possibility that Hearts goalkeeper may join him as Rafa wants Carson to return to Liverpool. Hearts will want anything from 2.5-4mill depending on if he hands in a transfer list request. Pardew wants to bring in a striker to help get bent back to his best so look out for Rossi moving on loan to get more games or a transfer for Freddy Eastwood.

Curtis davies will not be leaving west bromwich

gera will leave along with ellington and perry

mowbray will use the funds to get scott brown, billy sharp and will hoskins and goalie dean kiely

Birmingham City Transfer Update


David Dunn and Julian Gray are the first two departures from St Andrews. Dunn is going back to Blackburn for £1.2m and Gray is heading to Wolves for £500, 000. Matt Upson is also being sold for £5m to Tottenham.


Callum Davenport will arrive on loan for the rest of the season with a view to buy for £3m. Paul Iffil is signing on a free transfer from Sheff Utd. Nathan Tyson will be signed for £1.7m from Notts Forest.

The new Blues side will look like this


Kelly- Jaidi- Davenport- Sadler

Iffil- Muamba- Clemence- McSheffrey

Bentdner/ Tyson- Jerome/ Campbell

Sir Alex Ferguson will be considering other options in the summer to fill in the No.10 shirt at Old Trafford. Torres looks likely, but ace up the sleeve

will be another high profile Swede, Zlatan Ibrahimovich. He was always on Fergies wishlist as RVN departed from the current league leaders, a bid was put in when Ibrahimovich was at Juventus. Inter Milan stepped in and brought him for 24M euros, but is warming the bench due to Adriano and Crespo form. Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with him during his Ajax days. Thank you.

Liverpool Transfers January 2007

In: Lucas Neill (Blackburn) = 4m

Amelia (Livorno) = 7m

Javi Garcia (Next Steven Gerrard)(Real) 3.5m

Emmanuel Insua (Boca) = 1.5mil

Francesc(o) Pavon (Real) = 2.75mil

Rafael Van Der Vaart (Hamurg) = 10.75mil

Andreas Ottl (Next Didi Hamann)= 8mil

Out: Bolo Zenden = 1-2mil

Agger (On Loan) = Barca or Athletico

Dudek = 2-3mil

Rafa will be looking to the future so that we will not get Villa (to expensive) and won't be getting Thierry Henry!

Paddy Boy

Former Hearts captain Steven Pressley has undergone a medical at Charlton Athletic, but I hear that he will opt for a move to Celtic instead. Pressley doesn't want to rush into anything, but sees Celtic as the ideal choice. Bobo Balde broke his leg at the weekend which has left Gordon Strachan short at the back, and Pressley has a wealth of experience in the SPL following his spell at Tynecastle. Charlton boss Alan Pardew wants Pressley to become his main centre back, which would then allow him to sell Souleymane Diawara who had a bust up with chairman Richard Murray last week.

Nufc news Crouch will not be coming to newcastle despite what everything has been said, and 15million for him is well over the mark. Bale is a big target for roeder and newcastle will be a club willing to pay the money for him to get a good left back. Baines is also in the picture as bridge is needed at chelsea now and wigan will accept a bid of around 7 million if the bale bid falls through. Cassano to move on loan from Real Madrid as he is under performing there TGTA9

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants to sign Jermain Defoe in the summer although Chelsea and Liverpool are also interested. Tottenham boss Martin Jol doesn't want to sell the striker until atleast the summer but has slapped a £22 million price tag on the 24 year old for any potential suitors although the sum he is sold for will be less than this.


Im a groundsman at godison park and i seen luis boa morte been shown around by kenwright and moyes! i also seen dave nugent leave in his bmw you herd it first from the me charles barclay:

i also have seen anderson da silva in training at bellifeild looks very promising and skillfull

Coventry and Crystal Palace are leading the chase to sign Bolton keeper Ian Walker on loan.

Alan Curbishley hopes to reunited former England U-21 strike pair Darren Bent and Dean Ashton at West Ham. The former Chartlon manager will make a £10 million bid for the striker he signed from Ipswich at the end of the season.


Celtic will sign Jonathan Fortune from Charlton during the transfer window for £500k

They will also look to bring Jon O'Shea in the summer from Manchester United.

Other January targets are Paul Scharner and John Aloisi

Milan Mandaric and Leicester City are rushing to get his takeover completed by the Janurary transfer market. When completed his will offer manager, Robert Kelly £3.5million to spend. The signngs will be;


Danny Cadamarteri - Free

Bryan Hughes - Charlton - £500, 000

Kenny Lunt - Sheff Weds - £1million

Matt Holland - Charlton - £1million

Danny Dichio - Preston - £200, 000


Richard Stearman - Aston Villa - £3.7million

Man utd will buy nigel reo coker. he will be accompanied by hargreaves. bale is a certain 4 manu. manu will try 2 sign torres or klose. manu will also buy guti from real madrid. expect ayala 4rm valencia at OT. as SAF is observing him since the WC. lahm of germany may come if bale does'nt


The reds to sign Amelia GK in the summer and not before. Lucas Neil definitely to sign in Jan. Crouch to leave for Tottenham in 10million deal with Ledley King coming the other way. Reds also to sign Gareth Barry and Leighton Bains in the summer to boost the English contingent at the club. Torres will be the star summer signing once the investment has come in- watch out for Luis Garcia and or Alonso to leave.

Bodmer to Liverpool

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