Football Rumours Archive December 02 2008


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Some weird and wonderful findings here !!!
Owen to Stoke for 3.5m
Ameobi to Spurs 7m
Pavlyuchenko to Liverpool 7m
Berbatov to Man City 80m

watch this space for more !!
  To the person who said leaving liverpool will be babel well done he will be leaving but for more than 6m 10m at the least he will most likely join arsenal as he is a self confessed arsenal fan in january/summer arsenal will bring in a lot more quality and some english players coming in young+aganbonlahor 50m ryan babel –10–13m philipe mexes+micah richards 10+20m and eto 30m there will be no yaya toure outs will be bendtner 8m adebayoor 25m rosicky 10m and senderos 12m
  "John Fleck from Rangers and an unknown 12 yr old Somalian asylum seeker currently training with Celtic."
The Somalian asylum seeker would be Islam Feruz. Apparently wanted by all the big clubs in England. Celtic are trying to tie him down to a contract so that if he leaves then they will get compensation as he is regarded as the best player to have ever been in the Celtic Academy. Bit of argument about his age though – rumour has it that he is actually 15. Made his debut for Celtic's Under 19s in October at the age of "thirteen", coming on for the last five minutes of a league game. Andy
  To the people who say Babel is leaving liverpool you are crazy. Ryan Babel along with Torres, Gerrard and Keane are the only creative attackers liverpool have. Benitez will bring in another striker possible McGeady from Celtic and expect the right back Rafinha to soon become a Liverpool player.
The Aiden McGeady injury is a smokescreen, as the relationship between the player and the manager has badly deteriorated. The board are unhappy as there would be uproar if Celtic's best player was forced out like many others under Strachan.
If he leaves in January – with Liverpool favourites – Celtic will try very hard to obtain Robbie Keane as part of the deal.
With no European football this would be most unlikely so once again we would be rumaging in the bargain basement in the January Sales!!
Therefore; Gordon Strachan with possibility of no McGeady or Nakamura will be forced to resign.
Roy Keane will be offered the position.
  All you coming out and saying that Rafa is deeply unhappy at Anfield are talking a load of . . . well you get the message. Why would he be unhappy when he is petitioning for a new contract? Why would he be unhappy when we go 3 points clear at the top tonight? As for Keane being sold, get a grip!! Rafa showed his patience with Kuyt and it is playing divends, he will do the same with Keane and by the end of the season he may well be the player who wins us the league. To say Torres and Keane doesn't work either, they've only played about 5 games upfront together! There will be little activity this January, only cheap options or loan signings to come in. There might be a shock in either Heskey or Owen coming back for a cut price with Rafa going on the offensive with 3 upfront for the 2nd half of the season. C'mon LFC!
  Celtic to offer
cash + Chris Killen
for Motherwell's
David Clarkson. .
  Qoute "Owen is a guaranteed source of goals" So Rafa will buy him. . I don't think so. Firstly Owen cant even guarantee he'll be fit and secondly Rafa won't buy a rat who jumps ship.
  Everton to try and get a new stricker in after yakubu's injury, probably on loan til the end of the season. Moyes could get anyone so i'm not going to guess but i'm hoping for some quality.
  Fulham are interested in a number of players as Hodgson feels that the squad needs strengthened whilst Fulham are in a decent position – and Al Fayed is willing to put up a lot of cash. The players wanted are:
Juan Emmanuel Culio – CFR Cluj – £4m
Clifford Mulenga – Bidvest Wits – £400k
Mohamed Abou Trika – Al Ahly – Loan
Miles Addison – Derby – £3m
Davide Zoboli – Brescia – £1.2m
Leroy Lita – Reading – £2.5m
Robert Lewandowski – Lech Poznan – £2.75m
Ezekiel Bala – Lyn Oslo – £500k
Sapol Mani – Al Itthiad – £800k
Alexis Machuca – Newells Old Boys – Free

There is also a chance of Bruce Rioch coming in on some sort of senior scouting role.

These players will be sold though:
Robert Milsom – Leyton Orient – £150k
Tom Moncur – Bradford – £250k
Diomansy Kamara – PSV – £3m
Erik Nevland – Stoke – £1.85m
Seol Hi–Kyeon – Urawa Red Diamonds – Loan
Lee Cook – QPR – £2m
Hameur Bouazza – Rennes – £2.8m
  Unfortunately, A lot of players will leave reading this January…
Stephen Hunt – Basically the whole of midtable Bolton/Newcastle looks most likely
Kevin Doyle – Probably Spurs
Marcus Hahneman – in negotations with Middlesbrough
Emerse Fae – OGC Nice for Permanent deal
Leroy Lita – Close to Fulham deal
Sam Sodje – West Brom bid
Liam Rosenior – Everton

However, the following players look set to arrive…
David McCracken – Wycombe
Athanasios Papazoglou – Aris
Jan Blažek – Slavia Prague
Mitchell Cole – Stevenage
Gary Hooper – Scunthorpe
Albert Adomah – Barnet
Joe Lewis – Peterbrough
Kieran Gibbs – Arsenal – Loan
  Norwich city to sack Roader after the Ipswich game and replace with Tony Mowbray as he is getting sacked by West Brom within the week.
  To the person who wrote
"It's funny that Liverpool fans think they're going to spend £40–60m in January. I think not. This will happen at Liverpool:

Antonio Lopez (LB) (£2.5m) (Atletico Madrid)
Michael Owen (ST) (£3m) (Newcastle)

Jermaine Pennant (RM) (£4.5m)
Ryan Babel (LM/ST) (£6m)
David N'Gog (ST) (LOAN)"
I agree with youre statement that LFC will not spend 40 – 60 mill but have you read youre transfers
IN; 5.5 mil
OUT; 10.5 mil
why would you do that it is just stupid.
Keane will NOT be leaving. instead this summer if CARLOS TEVEZ does NOT sign with Man united he will be lured by masch to none other than LFC (funded be Sheikh Mohammed)
Get it right peeps
  Re john fleck, i never stated he was being watched by a blackburn scout . . the blackburn scout was at a 1st division game and passed this info on.

i was well aware that he has been out, although is making good progress on return
  To whoever said "Regarding John Fleck – yes I wish Walter Smith would give youngsters a try, but Fleck is out injured and has been for 2 months. Won't be back for a while either, so very much doubt that Blackburn have been watching him!"

You are wrong. Fleck has been back for a couple of weeks and, in fact, set up a goal for the U–19's just the other day and had a MOTM performance. Sadly I can see him leaving Rangers due to lack of 1st team chances – just a shame some of the imposters who get a game for the 1st team wouldn't leave too.
  1st liverpool have got to get real about january we are NOT going to get aguero in january but we will get jhonson(8m) and jaquin(15m) but DIC will takeoover in june so we will go for Downing(8m) aguero(33m) valencia(8m) zaki(10m) simao(15m) adriano(6m buy out clause)and barry (2m buy out clause)in the summer and sell voronin,benayoun,itanje,hyppia and alonso
  Firstly Michael Owen will not sign for Liverpool. Ever. Secondly, a striker will be brought in and it will be Kerrison From Brazil. The fee will be £9m and will be funded mainly by the sale of Lucas to Valencia, who are also trying to buy Kerrison. Talks are taking place between many parties.
  I don't know if any of these rumours will go through, i'm just compiling a list of players Arsenal have been linked with:

A– Albiol (Valencia,CB), Arshavin (Zenit St Petersburg, CAM/ST), Alonso (Liverpool, CM), Afellay (PSV, CAM/RM.LM/CM),Aquilani (Roma,CM), Adler (Bayer Leverkusen,GK)
B– Barry (Aston Villa, CM), Busquets (Barcelona,CM), Ben Arfa (Marseille,LM/CAM), Benzema (Lyon,ST)
C– Camacho (Atletico Madrid,CDM), Capel (Sevilla,RM,LM), Cana (Marseille,CDM)
D– Douglas (FC Twente,CB),Dentinho (Corinthians,ST), Steven Defour (Standard Leige,CAM), Di Maria (Benfica,LM), Delph (Leeds,CM),Diogo (Olympiakos,ST),Diego (Werder Bremen, CAM), Dabo (St Etiene, RB/LB)
E– Eljero Elia (FC Twente,ST/RM/LM)
F– Fazio (Sevilla,CB), Felipe (Fiorentina,CDM), Frings (Werder Bremen,CDM)
G– None
H– Hildebrand (Valencia,GK), Hangeland,CB), Huntelaar (Ajax, ST)
I– Inler (Udinese,CM)
J– None
K– Kranjcar (Portsmouth,CAM,LM),Kalou (Chelsea,ST)
L– Landreau (PSG,GK), Lescott (Everton,CB)
M– Matudi (St Etiene,CDM), Menez (Roma, CAM), Marchena (Valencia,CB)
N– None
O– Ozil (Werder Bremen, CAM,LM)
P– None
Q– None
R– None
S– Silva (Valencia,LM/CAM),Senna (Villareal, CDM)
T– Toure (Barcelona, CDM), Turan (Galatasaray,LM/CAM)
U– None
V– Veloso (Sporting Lisbon,CDM/CB/LB), Villa (Valencia CB), Van Buyten (Bayern Munich,CB)
W– Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund,GK), Witsel (Standard Leige CM/RM/LM)
X– None
Y– None
Z– Zapata (Udinese, CB)

From a Blackburn scout, there are only 2, yes 2, players in Scotland that are attracting teams from the EPLs attention:

John Fleck from Rangers and an unknown 12 yr old Somalian asylum seeker currently training with Celtic.

Start to worry Rangers fans as possibly THE brightest talent in the UK is bound to be off; we all know Walter Smith's policy on youth – let them rot in the reserves whilst he persists with Chris Burke, Naco Novo, DaMarcus Beasley, Charlie Adam, Jean Claude Darchville, Kyle Lafferty, Kirk Broadfoot, Lee McCulloch.

Expect them also to lose the extremely talented Dean Furman who, instead of being given a chance, was loaned to Bradford and has been impressing.

Walter . . Play the kids!
  Blackburn and Bolton will battle head to head for highly rated Droylsden youngster Paul Budimir in January. Budimir, a striker, was spotted by scouts who watched him train before Droylsden's recent cup win over Darlington.
  Liverpool ins:
Aiden Mcgeady 12m
John Fleck 1.5m
Sergio Ramos around 15m (Had a fallout a Real)
Aislan 10.5m
Ben Arfa 12m
Dani Aquino 4m
Mario Balotelli 14–15m
Sebastian Giovinco 12m
Matías Fernández (unknown)
Gareth Bale 13m
Alan Hutton 7m
Sergio Aguero 33m

Nemeth–Stoke (LOAN)
Pacheco–Almeria (LOAN
Pennant–Stoke 5m
Aurelio–WBA 3m
Lucas–Hull (LOAN
Xabi Alonso– Arsenal 20m
Hyppia– Stoke 1m
Adam Pepper– Derby (Loan)
Damien Plessis–Monaco 5m

DIC to take over and with Hammmil and Anderson back from loans we'll win the league!
  Owen will sign a new contract in the summer
newcastle will also buy henry and Bale in the summer i can garentee these are real my dad told me and he doesn't lie

NUFC 4 Life
  First of all Gallas will not be going anywhere, at least not until summer. Nor will Vela (loan or anything) and Bendtner who is seen as the elusive "fox in the box" striker that Arsenal desperately need.

Secondly – if anyone wants to be taken with any degree of serious–ness spell the players names correctly!!!

Thirdly – Degan for 4m and Dossena for 6m?! Are you people crazy?! Have you seen these players. . who is going to pay 6m for an average wing–back with a temperament to match Robbie Savage!?

Look out for Podolski in England by summer, not to one of the "big four" though, who do not require him. Particularly Arsenal, who have enough players of the same calibre in RVP and Eduardo. Fernando Cavenaghi of bordeaux could also try and ply his trade over here for Tottenham or Everton next season.

Nothing big to happen in Jan.
  ust to clear that up, Jimmy, the use of the term "paperweight" instead of "makeweight" was intended as a pun, regarding the fact that Degen is not good enough to be a makeweight, although i can see that that one flew straight over your head. I'll try to make it a bit clearer next time.

Barnsley: Iain Hume's cranium? Expect a verdict in favour of the unfortunate Canadian striker at the forthcoming hearing, and a fine for Chris Morgan and Sheffield United. What a kick in the teeth for Blackwell's side, just when they thought West Ham would be paying them a hefty sum, they must pay one themselves, and quite right too. Chris Morgan shouldnt be allowed to play again this season, screw the fine. .
Burnley: Play–off contenders? It's looking likely, with the Lancashire outfits current form. However, the club could be in for an unpleasant surprise when Bolton and Newcastle come calling about the availability of boss Owen Coyle. Also expect the departures of winger Alan Mahon and striker Adeola Akinbiyi in January, despite his goal against Chelsea. Ade just isnt pulling his weight consistently enough anymore (cough, past it).
Norwich: January action? It seems to me that Glenn Roeder is not getting enough support from his "wonderful" happy–family shareholders. Hence the incredible number of players currently on loan at the club. I don't see this changing either, unless Delia's latest cookbook makes some serious dough. Still, Elliot Omozusi and John Kennedy may have their deals extended, as The Canaries look to bolster their lacklustre defence.
Yeovil Town: Strikers? I've always found it odd how clubs like West Brom, Man City and Blackburn get by with inordinate amounts of strikers, while Russell Slade has to get by with just the one (Paul Warne)at Huish Park. It just goes to show that the striker is not the most important player on the pitch. Kudus to you, Russell. Good luck with the signings of poor Paul Warne's new support, Luke Rodgers (Port Vale) and Scott Rendell (Peterborough) in January.
Malcolm Shaffer, telling it how it is (or could be)
  The following transfers have been confirmed for January: Dean Kiely – tottenham – free; stacy long – rotherham – 75k; albert adomah – west brom – £1m; jack collison – sheff wed – loan; nicklas bendtner – spartak moscow – 5m; edgar davids – fc dallas – free; Jacob divis – pompey –400k ronaldo (brasil) – qpr –free and finally, david elebert – sheff utd – 250k
  Mr davies. peace out
Typing is not your forte.

News from Liverpool is that Rafa will only make a move in the new Year for an additional striker. Babel will go back to Holland with Heskey or Owen (I know !!) being signed on the cheap. Sorry but I wish we were able to sign players in the £30m bracket.

John C
  To those that seem to be so sure Johnson and Bale are signing for liverpool. .

Bale WILL NOT be signing for liverpool, i have no idea where this popular rumour has come, yes liverpool are looking to replace their full backs backs but not with an overpriced average full back. Bale has not even been considered by Liverpool.

Johnson is more of a possibility but still very UNLIKELY. I will stick my neck out now, with confidence and say, despite popular gossip, NEITHER will be signing for Liverpool!

The gentleman that Mentioned Rafinah (RB) from Schalk, has got it Spot on. He will be Rafas first target for 'Operation replace full backs!'

Mr JS.
  This is not a rumour but fact, Bojan has had a falling out at Barclona and will be heading for Anfield in Jan 2009. I know this as I am a close friend of Tom Jones a Merseyside football agent. The papers were sent via DHL last week
  These transfers have been, or currently are being negotiated:
Marvin Emnes – Doncaster – Loan
Lanre Oyebanjo – Sheff Wed – £100k
Wesley – Bolton – £4m
Russell Penn – Brighton – £125k
Shaun Densmore – Rotherham – £90k
Cristian Daniel Ansaldi – Everton – £2.5m
Martin Cranie – Newcastle – £2m
Lucas Neill – Tottenham – Bosman
Glenn Whelan – Sheff Wed – Loan
Patrick Kluivert – Sydney FC – Free
Ronaldo – QPR – Free
Rabiu Afolabi – Stoke – Bosman
Tamir Cohen – QPR – £450k
Stacy Long – Rotherham – £80k
Hawar Mulla Mohammed – West Brom – £2.75m
Kieran Gibbs – Wolves – Loan
Felipe Caceido – Rennes – £3.6m
Fred – Man City – £1m
Darius Vassell – West Ham – £2.3m
Michael Johnson – Arsenal – £12.5m
David Elebert – Sheff Utd – £1m
Richard Heneyake – Doncaster – £750k
  Pompey are trialling Nikk Scotlink, a young player coming through the ranks at AC Milan. He was with the squad for the UEFA Cup game and discussions were held after the match. Watch this space – IN THE KNOW
  Mowbray will be out of a job by December 1st. Peace is fed up of his loosing and being an embarrasment. He will not be part of another Derby County of the premier league. With all the loosing goes all the top loan players from Man U, Liverpool and Chelsea. We are going to off load MacDonald, Greening, Robbo– both to Bolton–– tired of the mistakes. Hoeffkins and Beattie and Slusarski will go for good. Moore will be gone on loan as well. . .
  Benn out with some bigwigs from prem this evening. seems sheff utd very very keen to settle out of court as ongoing battle between fa and prem league may see blunts first team to gain promotion(if they should earn it)yet be refused entry to premier league due to bringing game into disrepute and going against prem rules preventing one club seuing another after agreed prem decision has been made. 1 off 30 mill payment. or exclusion from richest league in world. campaign for hypocriscy has finally been exposed!!
  Nice rumours about settlements coming through the media from West Ham, but Kevin McCabe, Blades Chairman stated on the BBC (Friday) that although United would be prepared to discuss an out of court settlement, no settlement or out of court figures have been discussed at this time. Media speculation, nothing more.

Also media inspired, is the scaremongering about clubs suing for what happens on the pitch. You need to stop confusing the things that happen on the pitch with the things that happen off it.

All players have recourse to law if they feel that a player has maliciously injured them, but it is hard to prove in a free flowing game. Craig Fagan of Hull 'could' be suing Danny Guthrie for the 'tackle' that broke his leg, but is he? You might also look at Roy Keanes tackle on Alf Inge Haarland, for which he received a red card, and a standing ovation. Thats soon forgetten isnt it?

The Sheffield United case against West Ham and the Premier League is for breech of contract, that West Ham failed to act in good faith to Sheffield United by allowing a player with a contract that was outside League rules to continue to play, not the first time, but the second time, after the fine was levied. This was permitted by the Premier League by a phone message that West Ham had 'torn up' the offending contract when in fact they had done no such thing and continued to play Tevez illegally.

How the PL would merely accept the word of people who had already admitted to lying about the exact same contract, God alone knows. Anyway, the tribunal found in Sheffield Uniteds favour for this reason, and so the consequential losses must be paid.
  Gillett and HIcks have no choice but to sell up by June. It will not be DIC to take over but just Sheikh Mohammed. He will pay around £410mil for the club and will speed up works for the new stadium. He world also back Benitez in the market with a total of £100mil for the first 3 years (if Benitez wanted it) whilst trying to develop a transfer policy such as Arsenal's.

Benitez will want to sign:

Keirrison (free)
Glen Johnson (8mil)
Matthew Upson (4mil)
Fabian Delph (6mil)
Kuba (8mil)

I do not know anyone else he definitely wants to sign

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