Football Rumours Archive January 05 2009


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First of all: Would everyone stop linking Stephen Appiah with a move to Arsenal. Like every other club in the Premier League Arsenal chose not to sign him at the start of the season when he was offering himself to every club who finished in the top 15 last season. He wants wages in excess of £60,000 a week and a player of his quality who has never played in the Premier League isn't going to get more than £35,000. Before Iceland collapsed, West Ham might have wasted there money on him, but the only team with any money who actually need a Defensive minded midfielder are Man City. They aren't exactly short of cash, so saving themselves a transfer fee isn't exactly a priority. If they can't get anyone else, then it just might happen.

Arsene has been predictably cryptic on who he might actually sign, but it seems pretty clear that Arteta is out of the question as Wenger has ruled him out and David Moyes would resign before he let his best player leave. Rooney was inevitable but Arteta's happy being the best player in a top 6 team. Wenger's been a bit more cagey about Arshavin, suggesting that he thinks he could do a deal with Zenit – there's no way he'll spend more than £15mil, but more likely would be £12mil and a £55,000–60,000 a week contract (£30,000 a week less than he is earning now).

People linking him with all the talented teenagers in Europe should remember he already has plenty of those in the squad already. A look at his tactics against Plymouth would suggest he's considering playing Nasri in the centre to play the Hleb role (except Nasri is actually capable of scoring goals) and introduce Vela on the left. This suggests he's preparing for at least a few games without any new attacking players in the squad. It should also be remembered that his first choice Midfield is Fabregas in the middle with Nasri and Walcott on the wings. Any new player would have to be rotated with these three players (unless they can play in a deep position) if and when they are all fit at the same time. This would at least allow Fabregas to be rested more often next season.

Those fans hoping for a world class defensive midfielder shouldn't hold their breath as there just aren't that many around. Unless we can finally convince Inler to quit Udinese we probably won't see a new defensive player until the summer. Arsene has pretty much said as much already. Besides, Denilson has quietly being playing very well, even if he isn't the best tackler in the world.
  Glasgow rangers rumours rumour going round glasgow that rangers will attempt to sign the following players. Leroy lita , dean shiels , tonel , andrew driver, zaliukas.
  Pompey Transfer Rumours
Gary O'Neil is set to hand in a transfer request to push through a move back to Fratton Park. It's believed he is unsettled and would like a move back to the south coast.
Does anyone remember a Premier League club being linked with Joey Barton in the summer? That was Portsmouth, despite Peter Storrie rejecting the claims. Barton is believed to be a shock replacement for the departed Diarra.
Defoe is likely to return to Spurs provided he's not priced out of the move. He hasn't made it a secret he wants to reunite with Redknapp and play under him again.
Players also interesting Tony Adams are Scott Brown (I know alot of you think this is a lie but its true, it was in the Portsmouth News and on Sky Sports), Orlando Engelaar, Royston Drenthe (worked under Adams at Feyenoord as is believed to be a replacement for Traore who is likely to stay at Arsenal after the summer), Aruna Dindane, Blaise Matuidi, Fabian Delph (very unlikely now Arsenal and United interested), Didier Zokora, Luis Garcia (Boro, Spurs, and Blackburn also been offered him by Athletico Madrid, not sure how true this is!), Jimmy Bullard, Pape Diakhate, Laryea Kingston, Sidny Govou, Eduardo Gaspar, Stephen Appiah (attracting interest from Arsenal and Spurs also) and Lee Grant. Expect atleast three of these to come in. Adams is likely to do most of his business in the summer provided we stay up! One player unlikely to leave is Glen Johnson, his agent and him are looking for an apology from the paper spreading the rumours. Lauren, Richard Duffy and Herman will probably be out the door this January.
  Leeds united to sign cafu on a short term deal after he spends time at Garforth Town. Also don't be suprised to see Lee Bowyer and Andy Keogh to arrive on loan for the rest of the season

You heard it here 1st. Caspaldo!
  Matthew upson will make a return to arsenal with some cash and nicklas Bendtner heading to upton park– bendtner will be city bound bellemy's replacement. Mark Noble or scott parker may also be going to the emirates with even more cash going to upton park. Arteta may make the move to the capital, though shaun wright philips is looking to capitalise on the turmoil at city, and is eyeing a move to arsenal for one last shot at the champoins league elano also looks set to join arsenal on loan to try and force his way into mark hughes' plans at city and feels he can do so by playing regulary at arsenal.
Alonso is still looking likely but more so at the end of the season, if rafa won't let him go until the end of th e season then mark noble will be signed (depends when liverpool get barry)
Pato will sign to free up a slot in the ac milan squad for a young south american defender, senderos will be used as bait– not very lucrative though!
sooo. .
Bendtner–West ham–swap
Upson–arsenal–swap plus cash
noble/Parker–arsenal–swap plus cash (possibly)
Arteta/Wright philips–arsenal–14M
alonso–arsenal–15M(possibly summer)
barry–liverpool–???(possibly in summer)
alonso–arsenal–15M(if not in jan)
barry (if not in jan)
  Have it on good authority that former owl and blade will be returning to wednesday most likely as part of a loan move with view to a permanent. Laws likes that he is creative and can play across midfield. Additionally former Gretna striker Nathan Taylor (17/18) is currently on trial at the club and should be very willing to listen to offers. Laws will fund this by getting rid of Gilbert.
  Argyle signing include Glen Whelans, Paul Gallagher to sign a 3 year deal becoming Argyles most expensive player, and Dean Shiels to sign for undisclosed fee with future add ons included.
Also in talks with a Japanese midfielder, with 4 other championship sides also intrested, His agant suggests Plymouth are likely to sign due to the clubs links with Japan.

2 young conference players to sign for a undisclosed fee, one deemed to be a striker similar to Emile Heskey style, highly rated with both Chelsea and Aston Villa wanting him to join there youth setup. Argyle have offered Rotation into the first team on a a contract

Players will leave to make way for the new arrivals, namely Steven MaClean to Watford 200k, Craid Noone to either Sunderland or Wigan 850k with add ons, Folly to MK dons 150k, Mpenza to leave after mutual consent, Stack to leave Mutual consent.
  Liverpool janurary in's and out's


arron lennon 5m plus pennant

Bastian Schweinsteiger AND Lukas Podolski 15m plus dossena

Micheal owen PRE CONTRACT will join in summer


dossena fc Bayern SWAP

pennant Spurs SWAP

degan 1m Newcastle

Anriy Voronin 2.5m Celtic
  James Mc Fadden in part swap for bobo balde,to and from the bhoys its a done deal with birmingham getting dun. .
  Hearts fc in's

Iain Black joining in summer CALLY
Andery Velkia loan till end of season RANGERS
Krisztian Nemeth loan till end of season LIVERPOOL
Jay Spearing loan till end of season LIVERPOOL

hearts out's

Berra 2.5m Bolton
Driver 4m Everton
Miko loan finnished fbk kanus
Neilson 1m celtic
Kingston 3m portsmouth
Balock loan finnished MTK
Ruben 500.000 villareal
  Man City to make attempts to sign next week the following.
Marek Jankulovski Ac Milan. 5 million.
David James Portsmouth. 8 million.
Roque Santa Cruz. Blackburn. 21 million.
Diego Capel. Sevilla 10million.

Charles N`zogbia. Newcastle 7 million.
  Rangers ins

alan smith

  Kolo Toure will NOT be leaving Arsenal in January because of his relationship with Arsene Wenger, who was astounded at the request.

Aston Villa are emerging as frontrunners for Jermaine Defoe, with Jon Carew seeming set for Everton.

Everton also want Kris Boyd from Rangers but David Moyes doesn't want to spend too much on him, jis original target was Vagner Love but he needed to sell Arteta to Arsenal to fund it and he didn't want to do so.

Arsenal therefore switched their attention to Michael Johnson of Man City, and Charles N'Zogbia of Newcastle.


Arsenal– In– N'Zogbia and Johnson

Villa–In– Jermaine Defoe

Everton–In– Jon Carew and Kris Boyd

  Allan Mcgregor, Barry Ferguson and Bougherra will all be going to Newcastle for a combined 18Million + Joey Barton going the other way.

As a replacement for McGregor, Walter Smith is trying to sign Ben Foster, from Man U, on loan for the rest of the season.
  I heard Arsenal are considering buying Barry Ferguson as Wenger believes he could be a short term replacement while Fabregas is out.
In order to keep the transfer fee as low as possible, expect some Arsenal youngsters to head to ibrox on 6 month loan deals.

If Allan McGregor leaves during january, expect Walter Smith to put a bid in for Marcus Hahnemann from Reading
  Kieran Westwood will not leave Coventry City this window but will consider his future in the summer. Jay Tabb, Michael Mifsud, Elliot Ward and other squad players such as Dimi Can't–stop–a–lot, Kevin Thornton and Kevin Kyle will leave.

Kevin Kyle will be off to San Jose Earthquakes.
Kevin Thornton will join Scunthorpe.
Dimi will rejoin former club Hartlepool.

Jay Tabb is off to QPR after to failing to agree on a new deal.
Elliot Ward will join Norwich with David Bell heading to the Ricoh.
Michael Mifsud will join Neil Warnock at Crystal Palace for around 500k.

Chris Coleman aims to bring in Gary McSheffrey for around 1.5M – 2M as well as Icelandic wonderkid Gudmonsson. He may also offer Danny Shittu a way out of his disastrous move to Bolton by signing him on loan, waiting for the James McPake deal to go through. :)
  To the clueless person that said Gary Neville will be joining liverpool on a free. Have you been watching footy at all the last decade? That would never happen!

And to all the Scottish fans on here that seem to think every decent player under the sun will be running to join a League that's probably equivilant to the Championship at best. seriously. wake up!

Expect Keane to be sold within the next 2 days to either Man City or Villa.

a fee has been agreed by Stephen ireland to join arsenal. Ireland is keen on the move as Man City are expected to bring in Huge Names to replace him.
  From a reliable source within west ham, Scott Parker will sign for Man City after agreeing terms. deal to be concluded within the next 48 hours. fee is approximately £12m.
  Celtic want to sign kieron dyer, kris commons and ricardo fuller
  The man that was talkin about peter lovenkrands for a start he doesent play for hamburg he plays for schakle 04 and he said in a press conference that he wants to return to glasgow with rangers .

and gattuso cant come on loan to rangers as he is out for 7 months injured.

rangers are set to sign an unknown player called connor mcnair

rangers ins
david healey – loan
christof berra– 2.5 m
peter lovenkrands – undisclosed
andrew driver – 1.5 m

rangers outs
david weir – end ov season–retirement
christian dailey – end ov season–retirement
allan gow – wolves

and the man that said a week ago kris boyd is going to west ham to join up with carlos cuellar that is rubbish because carlos cuellar plays for aston villa

and will everywan stop sayin gattuso is goin to rangers
  Tamika Mikandawire is coming to Millwall to replace Zak Whitbread who is off to West Brom for 1.2 million plusS herjill MacDonald. Also coming in is Steve Morrison from Stevenage and Richard Duffy on a free from Pompey. Izzy Iriekpen likely to sign on soon aswell after a succesful trial period after being placed on transfer list at Scuthorpe. Cody McDonald from Dartford also being watched but msy not come untill the summer.
  Vagner Love will not be moving from Russia as just signed a 70k a week contract' also my neighbour cuts Arsene Wengers wifes hair and she told him that the gunners will be signing Barry Ferguson from Rangers in a 4.5 million pound deal in the next 7 days. Mcgeady to Sunderland for 8 million and Celtic sign Crespo. also Celtic in talks to Sign Owen for 5 Million apparantly he is willing to take a 45k pay cut to see what its like to play in the magical atmosphere at Celtic Park and regualr Champions league football.

West Ham Forever!!!!
  Man utd news:
thats the transfers over for united during january, sir alex feels he has enuf 2 challenge on all fronts now. so all transfers will happen in the summer. expect to see a few surprises
CDM–Miguel Veloso, sporting lisbon.
ST–Mario Balotelli, Inter Milan. or Stephen Worgu, Al–Merreikh.
ST–Fabio Quagliarella, Udinese.
LB–Fabio Grosso, Lyon.
GK–Joe Lewis, peterborough United.
CD–Kyriakos Papadopoulos, olympiakos.
Joe Lewis– loan.
Carlos Tevez– loan ends.
Patrice Evra– Inter Milan(part of Balotelli deal.
John O'Shea– perminant Everton/Sunderland/Middlesborough.
Fletcher– perminant Everton/Sunderland/Middlesborough.
Evra will only leave if we sign Balotelli obviously we won't sign Grosso if he dosnt leave.
watch the skys and miss wats happening rite infront of u.
  Cardiff city, Swansea city and wolves are all interested in signing leyton orient defender Tamika mkandawire
  Rafa Bentitez wants to sign three players this january, a right back, a right wing and a striker.

RB– Glen Johnson 9m

RW–Angel Lafita 3m

ST–Emile Heskey (noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!) Pre Contract so he will sign for us in the summer

Amr Zaki–loan

He will sell in January–

Andrea Dossena 6m Ac Milan
Jermaine Pennant 3m Hull
Andriy Voronin 2m Loan made permanent
Philipp Degen 4m Atalanta

In the summer Rafa will bring in

Gareth Barry 15m

Gareth Bale 8m

Emile Heskey –Free

And one Big signing, this will be a strike to help torres and keane up front,(heskey will be fourth choice and will only play cup games). Most probably Ezequiel Lavezzi for 15m
  Zamalek football club are set to let amir zaki go this january transfer window for 7 million pounds to wigan but the young Egyptian is set to snub them for man city.

connor pullen
  Liverpool will only make two significant signings this January. They will be Glen Johnson of Portsmouth for around £9/10 million and Emile Heskey of Wigan for around £3million.
  Cardiff city are interested in signing michael chopra again but he can only leave sunderland for 4.5 million but cardiff may have to sell before they buy.
  West ham top rumours

Faubert. Psg or nice. 5 mill
Bowyer. Number of championship clubs 500k
Quarshie. Someone rubbish like rangers or birmingham100k
Davenport. Fulham 2.5 mill

Mancienne 5 mill
Glenn jonson 7mill
1 or 2 italian players on loan
  Some Believeable SPL Fayre!

Rattle the bars of your cages all you want, there's no chance of Rangers bringing in real quality in Jan. Finances simply aren't there this season following their exit from CL. On the other side of the city, the expected sale of McGeady will free up extra transfer funds that weren't initially budgetted. In addition Timmy won't stand for a fans favourite being sold for big money and not bringing any replacements.

Now i'm not Pendry's maw, or sleeping with Caldwells wife . .but here are a few player's i've heard bandied about the terraces, and a few from a decent–ish source inside paradise.

McGeady – Aston Villa/Blackburn 7 Mil
Balde – Burnly/Birmingham Free
O'Dea – Norwich/Dundee Utd LOAN
Loovens – Cardiff City LOAN/First Option 1 Mil

LB Sylvinho – Barcelona 1 Mil
CB Martin Stranzl – Spartak Moskva 1.5 Mil or Anderson Cleber – Lyon 2 Mil
RM – Simir Stillic – Lech Poznan 3.5 Mil or Szabolcs Huszti 2–3 Mil
ST Marc Janko – Red Bull Salzburg 5 Mil or Robert Lewandowski – Lech Poznan 5 Mil

Strachan's already tied up deals for his "young" i.e. squad players in Misun, McGinn etc so don't expect too many of them, perhaps Jeffren Suarez (decent left footed winger from Barcelona YTS) on a similar deal to Crosas or a long–ish loan ala Aaron at Ibrox.

Two left field one's i've heard are that talks are well, well underway to pick up big Hernan Crespo for a nominal fee, and a season long contract on big wages. Also a cheeky bid for Alvaro Recoba (plying his skills in the Greek league) for 2 Mil as a short term stopgap with Nakamura returning to Japan. .

So probably no more than 2–3 Mil spent in addition to any transfer fees for McGeady/wages free'd up with Bobo/Loovens/O'Dea moving out on loan.

As for Berra? 4 Mil down south. .not going to repeat the mistake of many Edinburgh based players and head to obscurity in the O F.

4 in a Row? Mayhaps but never discount SDM and his deep pockets!
  N'Zogbia to arsenal!!!Its a sure bet, and is what Wenger needs. Someone to deliver the killer pass and with pace. .Its 100% gunna happpen. Unfortuntunately as in the milner transfer we love selling our top players that have undoubted class (ashley out).
Anyway on the plus i have heard that the black and white army will sign suazo inter/benfica and will arrive at the end of the season to replace the retiring "pacemerchant" viduka.Suazo is unwanted as Mourinho is getting Drogba.
  Rangers owner David Murray is in serious financial difficulty his other business interests are failing due to the decline in world metal markets ,So there will be no big buys this January,Rangers have been told they will have to look after themselves as his other companies can no longer look after themselves never mind rangers debt.
that being so rangers will be looking at players who are at the end of there contract ,Lee Wilkie is a definite move as might be dean sheils of hibs and a return for hughes of motherwell,they will also have to sell ,with ferguson ready to go and
Novo also.

Christophe Berra feels a move to rangers would be a backward step and rangers cannot afford the £4m price tag he is interesting Sunderland who are looking to improve there defence which is seen as a week area and Berra would be happy to team up with craig gordon again.

Billy Mehmet has signed pre contract with hibs and will move in the summer after St mirren turned down a £10,000 offer from hibs which the St mirren manager called a "joke offer no serious club would offer such a pittance"
  Rangers to bring in Chris Commons with Charlie Adams going the other way with Chris Burke too

Gramme Smith is going out on loan Cylde and long with Robert Fleck
Smith out to Norwich
Hemdeni to join PLG

Lee Bowyer
Calium Davenport to join on loan (perment moves may be offered)

Ian Turner to come in from Everton
  Bert Konterman is in Glasgow trying to finalise a deal with Sir David Murray which would see Arthur Numan & Konterman joint managing Rangers. Expect to see major changes at Ibrox.
  I like the football genuises!! way of thinking but its jus not going to happen lfc will not be taking over by a huge investment agency or sumtin like that even though i wish it wud happen !!!!!

lfc ins: january

glen johnson (7 mil)
emile heskey (5 mil)

lfc outs: january
dossena (5 mil)
degen (3 mil)
voronin (3 mil)
pennant (unsure)

maybe BABEL not sure

and maybe we could me takin over in the summer don't know but if we are all new owners in big clubs like to spend big so expect some adjustments and rafa's number 1 target sergio aguero to be a major target during the summer !!!

YnWa !!

bring back luis garcia !!

the @ man
  I only said one transfer rumour before and that was rosicky to arsenal and I have heard arsenal have virtually signed up arshavin and a shock buy of barry ferguson as a fabregas replacement for a short while also might bid for delph as a youngster buy(shock) adam
  Midfielder Siaka Tiéné Valenciennes FC to Arsenal for around 6 million. Wenger sees him as the new Petit/Vieira type player Arsenal have missed.
  NCFC update

As more and more fans become dissilusioned with the manager it appears some of the players are also. Roeder's inept tactics have left Norwich in a tight spot. Roeder has proved once again that he is a short term solution. At WHU and NEW he did well with his inherited squad, the signings he made proved to be his downfall. It appears true again at NCFC. Ex Canary Coach Aidy Boothroyd has been lined up along with Gary McAllister or Ian Dowie. The club want someone with experience of survival battles so Dowie or Boothroyd look to be the preferred options. This decision will be made depending on the next 2 results. Watch this space.
  Outs: Madjid Bougherra to Marseille 4.5mil
Ferguson staying put for the now
Gow to Wolves
Whittaker free
JCD free
Jordan Mcmillan to hamilton on loan
Ins: Andrew Driver and berra(5mil)
Dean Sheils (1.5)
Lee Wilkie free in summer
  Niko Kranjcar to Tottenham, anyone?

  Big Phil Scolari, the clock is ticking, Even Grant performed better and the big players want away, Drogba wants Milan and the Russian is taking the Arabs money.
  Portsmouth Transfer rumours

Pompey looking at several players but one who looks likely to return is Gary O'Neil who we have already have had a bid turned down for. He will hand in a transfer request in the coming days.
Other players interesting us are Scott Brown, Orlando Engelaar, Blaise Matuidi, Aruna Dindane, Yohann Pele, Sidney Govou, Jimmy Bullard (who is also a target for Boro), and Royston Drenthe.
  Argentinian side, Newell's Old Boys will sign Barnsley midfielder Diego Leon. They sent a scout to the West Ham vs Barnsley FA Cup third round tie and as Diego Leon was very impressive with him also hitting the cross–bar. Ex Argentina national coach, Roberto Sensini will sign the player for £1m. The deal will happen next Tuesday as Diego Leon will travel to Argentina for a medical on Monday.
There may be one problem though. Leons' wife, a Germa n supermodel, doesn't like the idea of moving to South America so it may turn into a loan move until the summer.
At the moment, the deal is permanent and that is what all three parties have agreed on.
  Celtic in
craig bellamy – swap deal with aiden mcgeady
semir stilic – £3,000,000
szabolcs hutszi – pre contract agreement
lee wallace – £1,000,000 + chriss killen
kevin doyle – £4,000,000

Celtic out
bobo balde to birmingham £0
massimo donati loan to torino
aiden mcgeady swap deal to west ham
scott mcdonald to aston villa for £6,000,000
jan vennegoor to feyenord for £3,500,000
  Celtic Rumours


Lewandowski – should be signed soon seen him at parkhead.

Reto Zeigler – to be confimed tommorrow was at parkhead yesterday to complete the deal undisclosed fee.

stillic – Celtic have bid 2.5 million.

Pennant – On loan or possibly signing him on a pre contract.

Jeffren Suarez – on a simialar fee as Crosas

Slyvinho – undisclosed fee has been agreed and will be flying in on Monday to sign


Balde – free to Birmingham

McGeady – Won't be leaving he has apolagised to Strachan and unless a big offer comes in he won't be leaving in January.

Brown – 9million to Pompy if he wants to join them as im sure Celtic will find it hard to refused.

Loovens – Cardiff 2.5million
  To the spurs fan who said:

I am hearing Bastian Schweinsteiger will move to Spurs for £14 million. utter rubbish he doesn't want 2 play 4 an overrated club who might get relagated

also Nadir belhadj has been signed permanatly by pompy earlier this week
  Blackburn rovers are to sign these players to help them avoid the drop.
diouf,chimbonda,nolan,bullard,davies,gardner,geremi,mcgeady,duff,luis garcia,bissue

Upson is coming in for 12 million this is true
I was shocked as we have so many defenders alredy
But then i realised Cuellar is not good enough nor is zat knight/ nicky shorey.
Martin Laursen still has recuranses from time to time with his knee injury.
Kenwnye Jones has been reported to be one of Mons targets as he is a good goalscorer, can play alongside either carew/gabby. He will also be guarenteed a lot of first team action with carew being out until the middle of april.

Harewood– Stoke/wba 4m
Knight– Wba/blackburn 3.5mill
Osbourne– coventry/leicester 500k
Routledge– QPR 500k done deal
S.taylor will also look for a move as he isnt getting any action at all. Shorey 2 some team
Reo coker may leave if the price is right.

Arsene Wenger is looking for a replacement for injured cesc fabregas, and after giving up on evertons mikel arteta, he (wenger) has made a shock £10 million offer for Manchester citys midfielder stephen ireland. Wenger says he has a mixtur of power and skill, and will possibly be given first team football regularly.
  1] I can force myself to believe that Liverpool will be bought by someone bigger than DIC, and will have unlimited funds to spend (even in the current economic crisis?). But to believe that Torres, Aguero and Benzema will all end up at Liverpool knowing that 3 centre forwards can never play in the same team, is impossible because none of them would move to Liverpool's bench knowing that they are guaranteed to start at any other club in the world.
2] Chelsea don't need a striker, a fact highlighted by Scolari.
3] Chelsea will look to Russian footballer of the year, 25 year old Yuri Zhirkov as the solution to the left wing deficiency and as left back when A. Cole is injured. The transfer looks easy as Abramovich's company is one of CSKA Moscow's sponsor. This is the first priority transfer as he has not played in the champions league this season. If this goes ahead no other player comes in Jan.
4] Other players being looked at are Ignazio Abate (Milan/Torino), Andres D'Alessandro, Axel Witzel (more likely in the summer).
5] Malouda will not be sold to Juventus/ Roma in the hope that Bayern come for him in the summer and that Ribery can be included in any deal taking place.
6] Chelsea have signed 3 hot Italian prospects from lower Italian league side Gubbio Calcio who will join in the summer. 2 are defenders and 1 a striker.
  Lets get things straight at SJP. Owen will not be leaving for 6–7million. we will have to settle for half that amount due to his contract ending soon. Given will be staying till end of season but expect n'zogbia, taylor and ameobi to leave freeing up transfer money

Nufc in's

Ferguson – Rangers
Warnock – B'Burn
Elano – Man City
Ashton – W'Ham
Upson – W'Ham

Nuf out's

N'Zogbia – Arsenal/Spurs/Villa
Ameobi – W.B.A/Stoke/Wigan
Taylor – Spurs/Everton
  Rumours up in scotland and on sky sports say boruc could be moving to newcastle united
  This is not a rumour but matty upson does look like he is on way to the villa, he was left out of squad in the cup at the weekend and it looks like martin laursen faces a lengthlier spell on the sidelines as the villa fans expected, so expect this deal to come to fruition. as to the nicky shorey rumour circling that puupy dog redknapp is weighing up a move have him harry. super mart clearly does not think he is good enough for the villains so let him go,as for the rumour about milan jovanovic this will not happen liege are still in uefa cup and will not leave for the villa until the summer if at all. a player that should definately be on villas radar is kevin davies or kevin doyle it fits in with the brit plan and we definately need more fire power. should shorey go another left back won't be coming martin happy with young on left and cuellar on right he is waiting for bouma to get back fit come back freddie youre not forgotten, last but not least we do need another flying winger ashley is ace but he will be no good burnt out – come on villa 20 down 18 to go 10 more wins and champions league we go.
  Owen coyle is looking at nicky hunt at bolton on loan and steven naismith at rangers for £200k. alan mahon , steve jones and gabor kiraly will all leave the club in this window
  "Clarence Seedorf to Liverpool" LMAO this won't happen in a million years, we are not a retirement village! One move that will happen but not until the summer is Theo Walcott. He will join Liverpool in the summer or next January as he is upset with contract issues at the Gunners and has always wanted to come to Anfield however he slipped by a few years back. He will hold off on signing a new contract and demand a move to Merseyside! You heard it here first! {MB}
  It seems like mathew upson is on his way out of west ham he was not even sub for the barnsley game which is not a good sign.The prefered move would be arsenal from what ive been hearing around west ham, and zola is trying to negotiate a cash plus player deal probably bendtner which i don't think would be bad for west ham as we have plenty of good central defenders but scoring goals has been the problem.aston villa is a second option if the arsenal deal cant be done.
  West Ham are in talks with two Asian groups about investing in the club. They are trying to get some money into the club so they don't need to sell their big players this month. Scott Duxberry is out there now trying to sort out a deal. It will firstly only be 30% of the club they own, but a full takeover in the Summer is expected. But if they do not get an investor by the last week of January Bellamy, Upson, Noble, Green and Parker will all be sold.
  Ive herd that joe hart would be goin off to newcastle or tottenham if city get shay given.
why would mark hughes let one of tha mot talented young english keepers go when shay given isnt the youngest keeper?
manchester city to sign david villa for £50mil from valencia and his wages are going to over 150,000 a week. manchester city will also sign kaka but maybe not until the summer also gattuso has been spotted in manchester so he might be on the books aswell
  To the person who said Craig Bellamy won't come to Celtic, you are correct as Craig taking a paycut is very unlikely. but you are wrong when you said he didnt like the SPL that's where your wrong , if you cast your midn back when he was at loan at celtic he wanted a contrat at the end of his loan deal and wasnt given one (god knows why) but john hartson also backed Craig on that story. but he definetley won't be arriving at parkhead.

to be honest i don't really see much actiivty at parkhead maybe one or two young players being signed along with one or two reserve players breaking through. One or two left backs are being monitored (no names)

At rangers there won't be alot of business either, they are on a budget of who they sell and the likes of Charlie Adam arent exactley going to bring in the big bucks are they. If Bougherra and Ferguson do leave for Newcastle then expect either Tonel or Berra to come in and possibly another centre mid unless WS is confident in Maurice Edu until Kevin Thompson is fit again.
  I read today that glen johnson will complete his to liverpool by the end of the week for 8mil. also they are going to bid for adriano 12mil as he is the perfect foil for torres however rafa was only given 10mil spending money so will have to sell so leaving the club will be
pennant 4.5mil real madrid
vorinin 2.5mil hertha berlin
intandje 1.5mil galatasary
dossena 5mil roma
it is also true liverpool will get token over by dic will take over and sign some big name players not loads but some+keane will leave if he doesn't start finishing his chances.
in the know
  'Can people stop saying mcgeady is only worth in the region of 3.5 million. Strachan will let him go for a minimum of 7.'
Mcgeady is a player who may be worth 7million but celtic won't get that because celtic want rid of the trouble maker expect to see a fee of around 4.5 million enough to see him make a move down south to newcastle.
expect to see celtic to sign the fella hustzi or watever you call him in jan to give him time to adjust to the spl, as next season he will be the replacement for nakumura who will move in the summer.
expect to see celtic sign a left–back and a right back.
  Latest doing the rounds, man city to sign santa cruz and bellamy, vassel to go to upton park as part payment along with ched evans +4m, blackburn to recieve 15m + m johnson, Spurs to lose out on defoe as man city win signature, West brom looking at T samon of french side nice, Chelsea to sign bastian swienstieger, lower league news, Preston to sign thurrocks highly rated young midfielder J Mason, But rumours that west ham, palace and fulham are also interested, Charlton looking to sign kiwi international central defender Simon measia happy new year.
  Peter lovenkrands plays for shalke 04 mate.

and he is likely to return, watch this space.
  Firstly the rumors linking liverpool with moves for aguero, david villa, benzema etc in the summer. To fund that level of transfer activity the likes of gerard & torres would have to sold as the DIC move will still not have happened.
Real rumors now, I work in the international banking department for a high street bank and the aforementioned Sergio Aguero is in the process of openeing an account and looking at properties in the UK. He will not be moving until the summer and will be joining Man Utd. Ronaldo will leave for Sunny Madrid in a deal around 50 million and Iker Casillas. The 50 million will be used to secure the future of Tevez and this will convince Aguero as Maradonna believes these two can be the first choice attack for argentina.
  Jermain Defo and Stuart Downing will be heading for Tottenham this transfer window with Harry Redknapp set to sign the duo for a combined £20 million. £12 million for Defoe and £8 million for Downing.
  I have heard a rumour that bristol city will go in for bristol rovers duo chris lines and ricky lambert with a cash plus brooker deal.
and why would jack wilshire leave a club like arsenal to go to a club like villa who will fall away from the top four within the next month.
  Cardiffcity rumour 100%
jason koumas and leroy lita both meeting ridsdale this week.
koumas on loan till end of season,with option to buy.and lita on perm deal for 400 000.
also strong rumours ledley going to stoke for 5 mill,with liam lawrence going other way.
could be good for everyone,lawrence on right,koumas instead of ledley in middle,lita fighting it out with macormack and bothroyd for striker.and theres money in bank to strengthen elswhere if needed,.good times for cardiff
  Bolton to sign mikele leighterwood from qpr for 2 million and henri camara for 2 million
  Just heard news from my cousin who is gordon strachans chiropodist that gordon has agreed to sighn marc janco the 6ft 5 striker from red bull salzburg and taye taiwo from marseille he also said that aiden mcgeady will move on loan to liverpool with ryan babell coming on loan to celtic with view to permanent deals.
  Güiza to M.City (14m)
roberto carlos to chelsea (on loan)
  My uncle is billy davis and he has said that forest will give him £2.5 million to spend on players.

joe garner hull city £2 million
nathan tyson southhampton £3.65 million

ameobi newcastle £4
ross walace sunderland/preston north–end £1 million
  To the guy who said Lovenkrands needs a club to recue him from his Hamburg nightmare, he plays for Shalke 04 so what are you on about? Anyway, Lee Wilkie to sign a pre–contract with Rangers next week.
  Glasgow Rangers Ins & Outs rumours


Steven Smith
Velicka (loan)


Alan Smith (newcastle)
Tonel (sporting)
Berra & Driver (hearts)
Wilkie (dundee utd)
Alan Hutton back from Spurs in summer
  Arsene Wenger has cleared up the Kolo Toure situation. The reason for Toure making a lack of appearances for Arsenal is not because of a bad relationship between Gallas and Toure, but because together they do not provide enough height in defence, whereas Johan Djourou who has recently been taking Toure's place in the side brings more physicality into the squad. As far as Toure's transfer application is concerned, Toure initially made a transfer request but has since withdrawn it. Toure will stay at Arsenal and will not be moving to Man City. As far as Wenger's January transfer plans are concerned, up to 3 (more likely 2) players could be signed. One would be an attacking midfieler (to replace the injured Fabregas). This would be one of Andrei Arshavin (12–20 mil) and Mikel Arteta (12 mil). Another would be the signing of a more 'holding' midfielder. This would be one of Mark Noble (8 mil), Michael Johnson (10 mil) and Yaya Toure (7 mil). The other (and least likely) would be a centre back. This would be either Philipe Mexes (8 mil) or Matthew Upson (10 mil). Expect 2 midfielders to be signed in January and the centre back to wait until summer. Man City will have to look further for a centre back now that Toure has withdrawn his transfer request. They will look to Evertons Joleon Lescott, which could well happen as he would be playing in his preferred position of centre back, in which Everton are not playing him in. The fee would be around 10 mil. Richard Dunne will be sold to Tottenham for around 7 mil as cover for the permenantly injured Ledley King. By the end of this week, Man City will have signed Roque Santa Cruz (15 mil), Craig Bellamy (7 mil) and Scott Parker (10 mil). Jose Mourinho has ruled out a January move for Michael Owen.

In Arsene We Trust
  Hi, i'm the insurance guy who has been talking to bellamy recently, aparently some fella has crashed into him and he was telling me that he won't be joining celtic, oh well not really but common sense told me and i think us all– well the ones with a brain cell anyway.
bellamy to man city daniel sturridge to west ham on six moth loan deal in return.
  I have it on good authority that Tottenham Hotspur will be making a bid for none other than Humpty Dumpty!!! They feel that with him in central defence alongside Ledley King that teams won't be able crack them at the back!! Also Humpty can play as emergency forward if need be in an attempt to POACH a goal in a goalmouth SCRAMBLE!!! Only at White Hart Insane will you find HARD BOILED rumours like this.
  Seedorf to celtic £1million
Mcgeady to Aston villa. £6.5 million
Scott Robertson from Dundee united to sign a pre contract agreement for the summer.
Cameron Stewart a man united 16 year old Celtic fan has hinted celtics interest.
Idea will not leave on loan.
Strachan to give Scott brown a new contract and the captaicy.
And Celtic to sign a barcalona youngster apparently the new messi.
  Reading GK Marcus Hahnemann to join U.S.A Side seattle.
  Barcelona will sign Arsenal duo Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere, although it probably won't happen until the summer. Arsenal will sign Distin from Portsmouth
  Wissam El–Halaby has agreed to sign for Bolton on a 2 year deal. The former Porto defender is keen to play at top flight football.
  Rangers will make a double swoop on the south coast with the signings of cranie (portsmouth) and rudi skacel (southampton).
rangers will sign one of tonel, Stranzl and the young swedish lad who is the most likely right now, one of these will be joined by Berra.
a left back may be signed on loan with the option to buy in the summer depending on how steven smiths fitness progreses.
Shiels will be signed and kris commons of derby will be brought in to try to solve the left wing problem a striker will also be signed.

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