Football Rumours Archive October 29 2008


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Blackburn Rovers Search for a right winger to replace Bentley has taken a great step foward. Representatives have been sent to udinese to discuss a fee for alexis sanchez belived to be around the 8–10 million mark. Although Ugar Yildrem free kick specialist who competed in a free kick competion with zidane and beckham and WON has had a trial at rovers, but Ince is a fond lover of Nathan Dyer of Southampton.

Bolton's Johan Elmander could be leaving sooner rather then later, he is struggling to adapt to life in england and english football and will leave on loan to either AC MONACO, HAMBERG or RENNES.

Arsenal have appointed a 18 year old scout called Yimi Weah, brother of ex arsenal striker Christopher Weah (NO JOKE)
  Gareth Bale will sign for Liverpool for 10m Redknapp has already held talks with Benitez about signing Bale, Redknapp will sell Bale because he will be signing Wayne Bridge from Chelsea for 7m
   = i currently work in the transfer office at totenham hotspur,
redknapp is using next years transfer money to fund buys in january
levy wouldnt just hand out another 40 odd million for the sake of it,
redknapp knows he needs to strengthen –
he is looking at–
ins –
Lassana Diarra (pompey) 8 million
Niko Kranjcar (pompey) Lennon + 6.5 million
Ronaldo free agent
Lucas Levia (liverpool) – 6 million
Tuncay Sanli (middlesborogh)– 7 million
Habib beye (newcastle)– 5 million
Branislav Ivanoviv (chelsea) – 6 million
Alex (chelsea) – 3 million
Steklenberg (ajax) – 4 million
outs –
ekotto – 2 million crystal palace
rocha – 300 k plymouth argyle
  Celtic January Rumours

I am a taxi driver and I can confirm the following celtic signings during the January transfer window.

Denilson (Arsenal) Loan
Bellamy (West Ham) 5m – Done deal as he cant settle in london.
Jonny Evans (Man Utd) Loan
James McCarthy 500K
Steven Fletcher (Hibs) 3.5m


Naka 2m
Killen 200K (Aberdeen)

For Rangers the following transfers are likely according to my mate big jimbo who is another taxi driver, whom regularly picks up kris boyd from the pub.

Colin Nish (Hibs) 500K
Rob Jones (Hibs) 1m


Stevie smith (Hearts) Free
Kris Boyd 2m (Notts Forest)
Andreas Velicka back to (Stavenger) 500K
Steven Naismith (Hull) Loan

Also watch out for smith to step down at the end of the season and McCoist & Durrant to take over. Apparently he's fed up with the sectarian bile coming from the Rangers support.
  Gareth Bale has finally confirmed he will be joining Liverpool FC in the summer apparently he has refused to negotiate with the Spurs top brass and deems the running of the club as shambolic. . . To add further exiting news for the Mersey based giants. .Bordeux's Argentine forward Fernando Cavenhagi has agreed to join Liverpool in Jan for a fee worth around 15 million . . . . . . .David Ngog has failed to impress and Benitez has issued that a third Striker of real quality is a priority
  Man UTD will not sign Carlos Tevez permenantly, as he wants to play first team football and his place in the United no.1 strike force has been taken by Berbatov. He could make a switch to AC Milan in the summer for around 25–30 mil. If this does happen, Man UTD will look to sign 2 more strikers to make up the 4 strike options that they want. They will sign 2 of Jan Huntelaar, Roque Santa Cruz, Oba Martins, Arshavin and Henry. They will only sign one of these if Tevez stays. Cristiano Ronaldo will not be moving away from United in the summer, despite the efforts Madrid will make to lure the winger. He may make a move the summer after.
  Harry Redknapp is set to bid 10 million for Glen Johnson in January. This means that Alan Hutton will return to Rangers in a deal worth 5 million.

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  Obviously going to be some big transfers at Manchester City in Jan & summer transfer windows so I contacted my mate who's a scout for some of the North West clubs (mostly lower league clubs now but has worked for city in the past)
He has spoken to someone at City who told him that several deals are pretty much done. He wouldn't give any names but did say two of them were South Americans, one a very big name. He also said City were "vigorously chasing Torres" but that a deal was nowhere near being done although a very high figure had been mentioned that the Scouse would find hard to reject.
Luka Modric who plays for Spurs is a target of Birmingham's in the January transfer window.

Birmingham will also lodge a bid for Kerra Gilbert of Arsenal and Leeds will terminate Ian Westlake's loan at Cheltenham and accept a permanent bid by Birmingham City.

Birmingham are also looking into the possible capture of Stoke player Liam Lawrence.

Birmingham will also lodge a bid for Jon Walters of Ipswich.
Garry McSheffery will be placed on the transfer list apparently a load of Championship clubs trailing him.
If Walters is signed then it will signal the end of Bent's career at Birmingham he will have stayed a little over six months.

Birmingham have a ton of money that they did not spend in January. In this current economic climate prices of players will be down.
  Big Arsenal News!

Arsene Wenger is willing to part with £25m and £7m rated youngster Nicklas Bendtnar in order to secure the signings of Aston Villa duo Gareth Barry and Gabriel Agbonlahor. Wenger sees Barry as the perfect foil for Cesc in the middle of the park, whereas Arsene believes he can mould young Agbonlahor into the new Henry. O'Neill will be reluctant to sell but as he has abundance of cover in the middle of the park in Petrov, Reo–Coker, Sidwell and Gardner, and a new striker as well as a hefty sum of money he won't be too disheartened.

In other news:

Zayatte of Hull will tie up a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.

Wayne Bridge will be the subject of a tug of war battle between Newcastle and Man City.

Fat Ronaldo will be given a chance to prove his worth when he is snapped up on a contract that runs out at the end of the season by Tottenham for free. This may be the resolve to the strikers crisis at the Lane.

Don't expect a deal for Djibril Cisse until Sunderland have got Keane on a new deal.

Amr Zaki will sign for Lazio and join up with former Birmingham loanee Mauro Zarate.

The Matador
  Big Sam will be replacing Calderwood at Forrest with Ivan Campo as player / coach
  LEEDS UNITED:::::::::::::

A representative of Leeds United (possible Dave Harrison) was at the Central League Cup game between Newcatle and Hartlepool last night (Monday) to take a look at a couple of youth players, most notably Tim Krul and one Sammy Ameobi.

Newcastle may be willing to let Krul out on loan but Leeds are aparently quite kean to take Tommi (and Shola's) younger brother Sammy to Elland Road (on loan with a view to a permanent deal).
Ameobi scored twice in the game which Newcastle won 2–1 and may welcome the move to Yorkshire, after seeing the success of Howson and more recently Delph emerging from Leeds' youth set–up to the first team.
  Mick McCarthy is intrested in signing Wayne Routledge from Villa on loan with a chance of signing permanent

  Arsenal are eyeing West Brom right–back Gianni Zuiverloon and will offer the Baggies £3m
  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.

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