Football Rumours Archive November 30 2008


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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
  The press are making two plus two equal seven. West Ham have been ring fenced and are secure financially. Any compensation due to Sheffield United would be paid in installments over a number of years. The figures quoted so far are so far off beam that the Sheffield United board should be embarrassed. They are very worried that they will be forced to open their books to West Hams lawyers and will seek an out of court settlement. However West Ham are still confident that the whole thing can be quashed and are willing to take the matter to the European courts. They will ask the European courts to declare the arbitration process illegal as it has no set appeal process. This whole thing is likely to take another year or two to settle at least.
  –––Liverpool will sign Glen Johnson in January for £8million––– This is a definite, but I cant say how I know.
  Greetings – Not so much a rumour more an observation. This is a rumour site if I am not mistaken so why oh why do people post who THEY think their teams should buy?? I am not moaning or anything its just something I have noticed. Come to think of it have any of the rumours that have been posted on here ever actually come to fruition? but since we are posting who we want our teams to buy here goes – as an Everton fan we are in desprate need of a quality right back and a replacement for Lee carsley so Glen Johnson and Scott Parker would be within our budget and we are a more established club so why not? this is not a rumour just my opion of who could strengthen our team.
  The rumour saying sheffield united are willing to accept a load of wetspams reserves as payment are as ridicolous as they are wrong, the blades are fully confident of recovering AT LEAST 30m, wetspams owner is unable to pay this as he has lost 230m in his icelandic bank, expect fire sales of any valuable players in Jan and the club to be sold for a nominal amountsoon after
  Arsenal Rumours:

AW will invest wisely in Jan. Gallas will not be going in Jan, however expect a 4/5 mil offer from Marseille and PSG come the summer which will see the introduction of Fazio from Sevilla (signed a new ciontract so that sevilla get a good price for him). Vieira and Henry rumours are ludacris and WILL NOT happen, to the person who said Gazidis is brokering a deal for Henry, he doesn't start till Jan so keep dreaming. Bendtner will move to Russia in Jan for 5mil and this will see a loan move for Podolski and a permanet move come the Summer, if this doesn't materialise expect a bid for Falcao from riverplate. Big clubs in Spain and Italy are looking to loan Vela and Eduardo's recovery will be studied closely. Matuidi won't sign however expect bids for Defour and demy de zeuww, song will be loaned out as will wilshere(WBA/Stoke) A goalie will be added to the ranks in Summer in the form of Hilderbrand. Keep an eye out for theses activities, trust me.
  To the person who said Lukas Podolski will be at Everton for £6mil in Jan, Never fella. I am a blue and believe me will not sign him.
More realistic players would be loan deals
  Brian Murphy of Bohemians Football Clubb Ireland will be moveing to Hibernian FC In January for £150,000 + sell on clause. This is FACT. I do not support either team, merely passing on information as i have done in the past, P Mccourt to celtic etc.
  Greatings from the Greate White North (Canada). Normally we have little to offer the football rumour community, nevertheless, on the same radio program in which the scourge of scousers everywhere, George Gillet, spilled the beans regarding LFC, it was reported that Rafa has his scouts trailing Canadian wonderkid (err., average) midfielder Matthew Christian from the Toronto FC reserves. .the report suggested LFC were looking at offering him a trial in the new year. .

  Jan signins
man city– will sign samba,warnock frm blackburn with ben heim , nedum ohunuha(spellin') goin the ova way whether it will b a swap or fees this will happen.
man utd– will sign a cm 1 of either marcos senna(villareal) ,palacios (wigan) or miguel veloso(sporting lisbon) which means hargreaves will leave in the summer when hes returned frm injury as sir alex is feed up with his injury problems and inconsistant form when he is fit.
arsenal– gallas will be loaned 2 psg until the summer when he will b then sold 2 ac milan he will be replaced with dan van buyten frm munich
my name is Paul McGuinness, and im the Manchester united under18's football coach, i understand that there are a few rumors floating about, I'm writing to inform everyone that all these big money signings will not happen in January, However our main priority in January is to tie up a permanent deal for Carlos Tevez, 24, also the "papertalk" about him feeling unneeded and misunderstood is purely "papertalk" he is very happy here and wishes to spend the next 4–5 years with us.
there are a few players we are trying to recruit but no big names, we are interested in signing Zoran Tosic and Adem Ljajic.

and i also have some good news related to Dimitar Berbatov, he has returned to full training and will feature against manchester city in the forthcoming match.

Many Thanks.

Paul McGuinness
  Everton and Middlesbrough are looking to take advantage of the current crisis at Charlton, by swooping for Jonjo Shelvey at a cut price of just £250k

itjande 1 million
degen 4 million
dossena 6 million
benayoun 8 million
pennent 6 million
babel 20 million
vorinin 5 million

the following will come in
glen johnson
Gareth bale
elano (maybe)
fred (maybe the 1 who plays 4 lyon his contract is up at the end of this season)
  West Ham are interested in following players, from a reliable authority
Luke O’Neill – Leicester
Sebastian Larsson – Birmingham
Derek Boateng – Beitar Jerusalem
Lewis Holtby – Aachen
Darius Vassell – Man City
Hervé Bazile – Guingamp
Jérémie Bela – Clairefontaine
Scott Robinson – Hearts
  Nott’m Forest Targets
Stacey Long – Ebbsfleet (Also Rotherham interest)
Steve Morison – Stevenage
Marcus Tudgay – Sheff Wed
James Tomkins – West Ham (Loan)
  Hi, am a huge Hibs fan and also know Steven Fletchers sister very well. Fletcher won't be moving untill autum next season as he wants to stay at hibs this season.
also expect manucho for united to go out on loan to the likes of stoke,WBA, or wolves to boost attack for last half of season.
expect to see kightly out to boro
  Just a quick thing about Sheffield Wednesday. There targets in the upcoming transfer window are Reuben Reid – Rotherham; Jamie Ward – Chesterfield; John Sutton – St Mirren, Julian Bennett – Nott'm For; Bradley Hudson–Odoi – Hereford
  Some transfer rumours:
Rafinha to Liverpool? Could possibly see this happening, as Rafa looks to end the full–back crisis. Phillip Degen hasnt had much of a chance, but he will still be the paperweight in this deal, plus a tidy packet of 3mil to our friends in Germany. Personally, I miss Stevey Finnan. Fabiano to Man City? I don't think so, with Hughesy offering Daniel Sturridge a new contract, and with the inexpicable return of Benjani Mwaruwari. More likely to see Abu Dhabi City move for defensive options, namely a new keeper. Adriano to Chelsea? A possibility, with Didier Drogba's obvious yearning to be reunited with his beloved Mourinho. So a trade on the cards; I was just surprised when I saw how much more Drogba is worth than Adriano, considering Addy is younger and Brazillian.
Appiah to Arsenal? Is this ever going to happen or what? Probably not, as Big Stepho is bound to get tired of Wenger's hesitancy and move to West Ham, but can they handle his wages?
Downing to Tottenham? With Big Harry looking to spend to succeed, I'm sure Stew will be on his hit–list. However will the rumoured 11–12mil be enough to tempt a confident Mr. Southgate? No, it wont.
Watson to Birmingham? Another saga that seems to have been drawn out far longer than it should have. Is Ginger Watson going to remain under the fiery Warnock of isnt he? Only January will tell. Alternatively, I predict a bid from Flavio Briatorie's Queens Park Rangers for the playmaker.
Slusarski to Sheff Wed? This surely must happen in January, what with the predicted departure of Deon Burton to Charlton (dont ask me why). I think its about time to. Bartosz Slusarski is a good striker, and was never given a chance by Lucifer Mowbray.
Malcolm Shaffer, Courtesy of. .
  Liverpool will place the following bids in january. They will hijack Portsmouth first team and sign glen johnson(7m)and jermaine defoe(11m). The will be signing tottenham defender gareth bale(10m). The only other signing will be from Borussia Dortmund and he will be right winger 'kuba'(7m).They will be selling jermaine pennant,(5m) andrea dossena(7m) yossi benayoun (7m) phillipp degen(6m) fabio aurelio(5m). The yanks will throw in 5 million so they do not create a worse name than what they already hav for themselves.
  So Sheffield United will accept two of West Hams cast offs, (Bowyer? Do me a favour), on loan as settlement. Well the loans window has closed and nothing happened. Why the hell should we want to let West Ham 'save face' anyway? So the Premier League can brush their incompetance and mismanagement under the carpet one more time?

In a letter to all Premier League Clubs, the PL stated that if West Ham were found to be break the rules a second time (which the tribunal found they were) that further sanctions, i.e. a points deduction, would be applied. Does anyone think for a minute that it will?

What a buggers muddle. Scudamore and Richards should resign.

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