Football Rumours Archive October 30 2008


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Message to ADe25 . . . . . . . . . . your message that Defoe and Diarra will move to Spurs in Jan for £12m and £8m respectively is way off reality! First, Defoe CAN NOT according to League rules go back to Spurs within 1 year so Jan window is a non starter. Also,as Pompey already turned down a £15m bid for him in the last window, £12m will not do the job! As for Diarra, Man City bid £l5m for him in the last window too and were turned down. So, if you want Defoe at Spurs it's at least £15m and it's next season. If you want Diarra, it will be coser to £20M.
  Sunderland will sing both Joleon Lescott (Everton) and Lassana Diarra (Portsmouth) in January.
  The only players who portsmouth will lose in janurary are Diarra, Krancjar and Distin.
Diarra will move to liverpool to replace alonso who is going to Madrid.
Distin may move back to france, expect to see an english replacement.
Krancjar will go to arsenal, in return arsenal will loan Afellay who they will also sign in Janurary back to portsmouth to help tony adams and let him invest the krancjar money elsewhere in the team.
Gareth Barry and Gabriel Abonglahor will make the move to the emirates with 27million and nicklas bendtdner moving to villa park enabling John carew to move over to spain, villa will sign a player from spain as a replacement, they will also get ruben de la red as a replacement for barry.
  Arsenal ins:
Much more strength needed in defense.
–Strong keeper (Almunia didnt look strong enough against Spurs) – Sebastian Frey? – (Fiorentina) –10 mil
–Rock solid centre back (add more cover for when Gallas and Toure are injured) – David Wheater? –(Boro) – 10 mil/Micah Richards? – (City) – 20 mil
–Tough tackling defensive midfielder (give Fabregas freedom to be more creative and more attacking minded) – Yaya Toure (Barca), will be done deal by next season – 8–10 mil

Man UTD ins:
Left winger + another striker needed.
–David Silva? (Valencia) – 20–25 mil
–Antonio Valencia? (Wigan) – 10–15 mil
–Roque Santa Cruz? (Blackburn) – 15 mil

Chelsea ins:
Centre back needed to cover for Terry the lionheart and injury prone Carvalho.
–Rafael Marquez? (Barca) – 8 mil
–Materazzi? (Inter) – 7 mil

Liverpool ins:
Strong right back needed as Arbeloa not strong enough
–Philip Lahm? (Bayern) – 10–12 mil
–Serdio Ramos? (Madrid) – 15 mil

Thanks for reading,
  Firstly, Let's Get Things Straight!
Manchester City Will Not Go Signing Anyone Willy Nilly (ie. Torres, Fabregas & Ronaldo).
Mark Hughes Isn't Like That What So Ever.

Do Expect Him To Make A January Move For Roque Santa Cruz With An Excellent Offer Of £7m + (Injury Prone) Valerji Bojinov.
Zimbabwean Striker, Benjani Is To Re–unite With Harry Redknapp At White Hart Lane To Help Resolve Or Ease The Striker Problems Down In North London.

With Jo, Robinho & Santa Cruz As The Front Men, Backed Up By Elano, Ireland & Shaun Wright Phillips, Hughes Knows He Has Wonderful Attacking Options.
One Area He Looks To Improve Is Right Back And He Hopes To Sign Paulo Ferreira From Chelsea For A Fee Believed To Be £4m.

Away From Manchester City & Now To Manchester United.
Angolan, Manucho, Has Struggled To Make Any Impact Since Being Granted A Work Permit And Is Going To Be The Subject Of A Tug Of War Battle Between Blackburn Rovers & Sunderland. Sir Alex Is Prepared To Let The Tall Forward Leave On Loan To Gain Some Premierleague Experience.
Again, Don't Expect To See Too Much Transfer Activity At Manchester United.

Also Don't Expect To See Any Transfer Activity At Chelsea Either.

Liverpool Have All But Signed Gareth Bale As Redknapp Believes He Could To Tempt Wayne Bridge To The Lane & Is Prepared To Take This Risk As The Transfer Should Pay For Itself.
Another Signing Will Be Rafinha From Schalke To Play In The Problematic Right Back Position.
The Final Liverpool Move Will Be For Michael Owen.
Owen Will Be Offered A Basic £35,000 A Week With An Extra £70,000 Added On Whenever He Makes An Appearance. Another Part Of The Deal Will Be To Make Michael An Embassador For Liverpool When He Retires. Still Only Young, Owen Has Many Years Left In Him But Wants To Remain At Liverpool For The Rest Of His Playing Career.

Last Bit Of News, Blackpool Will Sign Kabba, Gow & Camara On Permanant Deals In January For About £800,000 & Will Also Make An Audacious Bid To Bring Out Of Favour Blackburn Striker, Matt Derbyshire To Bloomfield Road On Loan For The Remainder Of The Season. Adam Hamill Will Also Extend His Loan At Blackpool Until The End Of The Current Campaign.
  Celtic – despite some posting on here, Celtic will NOT be signing Jimmy Bullard. We are already top–heavy in the middle of the park, Nakamura, Brown, Hartley, McGeady, Maloney, Robson, Donati, Crosas to name some without picking a cpl of "fringe" players" – Nakamura may well move in January but with McGeady and Maloney as wide men and the emergence of Mizuno and McCourt imminent no replacement will be sought. The most important position to fill is still at left–back and this will be addressed. Initial whispers out of Lennoxtown is a possible january to end of season loan deal for Wayne Bridge with possible option to buy in summer. Ryan Conroy in the reserves is biding his time but I've been told he's just not strong enough defensively. There may also be short–term deals for a couple of experienced strikers to help out to avoid the situation following the injuries to Samaras and JVoH. Hail Hail Bhoys
  Celtic are being linked with Filip Sebos wonder cousin Tomas Zapotoka. ZTS Dubinica are willing to let him go for 3.5m. Zapotka scored 23 goals for Dubinica last season. FACT
  ((( AFC Bulletin )))

Possable deal by AW 4 ASTON VILLA player Gareth Barry which might include an AFC player going the other way as part of the deal come Jan . Its been known AW is interested in Man United gk Ben Foster and may make a move 4 him in Jan .
  To the (taxi) driver from glesga! I very much doubt the tattie munchers will be signing evans! die hard bear! bellamy! well use coul;dnt afford him but who cares anyway he's mince, and as for us signing rob jones and nish! what a pathetic little rumour lol! anyway 2 big things will happen at Ibrox in January! the return of Hutton and the signing of steven fletcher and that is all!
  To the guy who said he is a taxi driver and talked about Celtic and Ranger's singings, get real, Celtic could never get Evans or Denilson even on loan, they both feature as part of the first team set up. And why would Fletcher and Bellamy want to leave their clubs to sit on the bench behind McDonald, Samaras and Hesselink?

Rangers Will not sign Nish or Jones as they are not required, Rangers may sign Fletcher of Hibs.

And Durrant and McCoist will not take over the riegns from Smith as neither have the experience!
  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.

51 and counting
  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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