Football Rumours Archive January 07 2009


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Not really a rumour but you can sign for more than 2 clubs in a single season you just cant play for them
  Why would Arsene sell jack wilshere he is one of our birghtest young talents and he just signed pro contract us.Now the deals

Stephen Ireland £12m
Yaya Toure £8m
William Gallas ac milan £5.5m
Phillipe senderos ac milan loan made permenant
  a girl i know very well her uncle is colin cooper (boro assistant manager).

Downing deffo going, and going to spurs, downing in lots of trouble with a few people from boro and cant wait to get away, and surprise surprise one of downings very good mates is woodgate !! won't go for no less than 17 mill, boro want to cash in, replaced by adam johnson who is upcoming boro talent, also watch boro's young keepers, next engalnd number once up and coming !!!
  Have it on good authoriry that villa will sign d.bent oncne spurs sign defoe. .no price mentioned yet.maybe shorey going other way. .oh and arsenal fans why would upson have more chance of playing first team at villa than arsenal,villa alredy have 3 centre backs better than you. .
  MON will be busy after this weekend, as he is more than a little interested in several players, but wants the WBA game out of the way.
Firstly as I stated last week, if he doesn't get Heskey he will get Kevin Davies. Clumsy, careless, strong and defenders hate playing against him. He creates and scores goals.
Birmingham is rife with rumour about "Rodney" but he won't be at AVFC.
On Sunday MON could not be made more aware than he was at young Jackson in the Gillingham game. He roasted Knight and Davies many times and made both look at least a division below where they play. Not good news for either. Which one will be allowed to go elsewhere?
Space has to be made for the arrival of Upton or Lescott, or both?
At the front both Kewynn Jones and Robbie Keane are high on the list and Keane will be offered by Rafa at 50% discount to sweeten his efforts to get Gareth Barry in the summer. But Arsenal may spoil Rafa's party.
Also expect to see several players only recently purchased leaving AVFC as they have not stepped up to the plate, to use an American phrase.
Routledge gone: Shorey, Harewood, Cuellar, Knight and Reo Coker cant be happy warming the bench every other game.
MON has been told that he is in charge of football at AVFC and he will not keep a player that will not perform at Champions League level. Thats where MON wants to be and so does Mr. Lerner.
Other surprises may happen, Ashley, Gabby, Carew to Galatasery? hes been at AVFC for 2 years and that is usually his limit. Wait and see.
  32 year old turkey international umit karan is a possible transfer target for stoke city. the galatasary forward has recently lost his place to baros after returning from a long lay off and is available for a nominal fee. karan was once voted sixth best european scorer by a uefa poll. he also scored a hatrick at the nou camp in the champions league but also managed the famous distinction of being sentt off in the same match. eric gerets has also expressed an interest to take his ex prodigy to marseille alhough the 'ribery case' is a hitch to affairs between the two clubs.
  Ronaldo will never move to Barca simply because he wouldn't make it onto the bench at the Camp Nou. Guardiola is building a dynasty at Barcelona around young players like Messi, Iniesta, Toure, Alves, Eto'o, Bojan, Busquets. .the list is endless. There will be no arrivals in Jan with possibly Benzema arriving in the summer. YaYa Toure will not be leaving as he is one of the best midfielders in the world.
  To the guy having a go at another guy for having no common sence,
Only one team has been linked with Mendes, and that was a poor report from the mirror linking him on loan with a view to a £1.5m move to Newcastle, probably just because they have been linked with Bougherra and Ferguson! where you got Tottenham and Middlesborough from I don't know, but at the moment you are just following very poor stories from the press because we bought him for £3mil, and he has been great for us this season, so these interested team are going to have to pay up some money to land him, im guessing Walter Smith would want £5–6 mil for him?

Firstly to the estate agent in Smethwick who has 4 Brazillians to find a house for! There's a company in Smethwick that sells Car Parts and employs Brazillian motor cyclists as cheap labour so calm down!Paul Robinson is not going on loan to Barnsley either! If he was to leave then Celtic would be the only option.His knees would never pass a medical either.Albion are not after Aruna Dindane either.
Ariza Makukula of Benfica on loan only is an option.Albion have no cash to spend unless they sell first.Greening isn't going to Rangers either!Not unless Kris Boyd and Madjid Bougherra go the other way.Albion will LOAN one striker and one holding midfielder and that's it unless James Collins becomes available.
  Whoever said n'zogbia and taylor will leave newcastle in an 8million deal, you must be out of your mind. They might both possibly leave but for more like 8 million each. Championship players are being brought into the premiership for more than 4 million each whoever said this must have dreamt it.

Anyway joe kinnear wants his own players so will have to sell. Ashley will not fund any of newcastle's signings as he still wants to sell the club. The question is whether anyone wants to buy our players.

N'zogbia is the most likely to be sold for around 7–8 million

Given might also be sold to raise funds for other players, kinnear does'nt want to do this but may have to to raise funds 10–12million

Third owen is the player that should be sold while we can cash in on him before he walks out the door for free in the summer. He has almost cost newcastle 300,000 pounds a game if you work out how many games he as actually played since he has been at newcastle. (disgracefull)
  Just to let everyone know i posted on here 4 days ago stating Defoe would sign for Spurs within 10 days and its just happened.Penent will stay at the reds but sign a pre contract with AC Milan to take over from Becks in the summer.My other alert is watch out for Kevin Davies heading towards Melwood soon. You guys must think Im some sort of Top agent with my posts, i should be, going back to shine my Crystal Balls now.
  Wilshere out. . he has just signed a 5 (extend to 8 after first 2) year contract with Arsenal– he isnt going anywhere and even if he was itd be a ridiculous price, 20m+ even if hes not worth that yet, that's how much Wenger values him.

Dont post utter rubbish!!

Arshavin and Ireland and Upson look like Arsenal targets, Bendnter may be involved in a player+cash swap for one of Ireland or Upson, Arshavin straight cash.
  Rumours from different sources (I have friends in Glasgow with close connections to Rangers FC). Seems like Murray might force Smith to sell Boyd, Ferguson and Bougherra for a total of £15m. Smith will only get a third of that for replacements, unless others can be moved on too (e.g. Adam, Burke, etc). Main Gers targets seem to be McFadden (part of Boyd move to Birmingham) and Smith of Newcastle Utd. Don't know about defenders other than the existing rumours about Berra, Tonel and Wilkie.
  I am Sammy Lee's brothers friend.His brother told me all these things. .Torres is looking for a return meaning Keane will again be stuck on the bench. Tottenham already having Defoe won't want Keane anymore and Blackburn are interested. This will not go through as Rafa still wants Keane. Im not sure what for. .The only signings in the January transfer window for liverpool will be Glen Johnson(5yrs)for £8m and famous Adriano on LOAN.
  Well done to the guy who broke the Tevez to Anfield story – absolutely spot on except that although the deal has been agreed it won't go through until the summer

Trust in

Manuel in the Know
  Manny fernandes coming back don't know on loan or perm

rangers to sign

commons derby

Billy Davis going to raid for Nottingham Forest:


boyd to everton for 5 million


Blast from the past
but it is mads from copenhagen fc

Russell Anderson to come in

David Helay come to rangers

sad to say robbie Folwer till end of season

Andy driver
robbie neilston
  Boyd (£12,500 p/w) on his way to Birmingham for £4,000,000. Gow (£3500 p/w) to Wolves for £450,000. Done deals. Buyers still to be found for Burke (£9000 p/w), Hemdani (£27,000p/w), Webster (£11,000 p/w), Novo (£10,000 p/w) & Adam (£8000 p/w). Dailly (£6000 p/w) will be allowed to move if a suitable club can be found. Weir (£14,000 p/w) to remain until season is over. The big question remains who will be brought in. The amount of money spent will be determined by how many of the above players can be moved on. I have it on good authority from my friend in the reserve team squad who obviously chats to the first team lads that Berra is being lined up as the long term replacement for Weir. Tonel for sporting Lisbon is wanted but it is thought his personal demands will be excessive and Smith is unwilling to pay players vast weekly wages. If Boyd goes then please do not replace him with David Healy. We need to sign Lee Miller from Aberdeen who would be a revelation and is very mobile. A left winger a must also. Sell McGregor to the highest bidder and play Alexander, better keeper overall and has less nights out. C'mon the Gers. Keep Believing!
  Heaven at Arsenal. Hell at Pompey and West Ham. Arsenal are in talks with Andrei Arshavin as they apparently have been for a while according to a Zenit official. Arsenal are said by the official to be hoping to complete the deal within 10 days–2 weeks. Arshavin is keen on the deal and there would be no problems with wages, the only delay could be the agreement of the fee between Arsenal and Zenit, as Zenit want 20 mil for him and Arsenal value him at just 12 mil. This will be resolved and Arshavin will be signed within 2 weeks. Arsenal are also interested once again in 10 mil pounds Niko Kranjcar of Pompey, who would jump at the chance to sign due to the Pompey crisis, and would love to play Champions League football. Arsenal will thirdly and finally sign Matthew Upson in January for either the bid that has already been reportedly made of 5 mil + Nicklas Bendtner, and if that fails the cash will rise as far as 8 mil until West Ham sell. West Ham will also be forced to sell Craig Bellamy and Scott Parker (to Man City, 20 mil) and sooner than later Mark Noble and Rob Green. Portsmouth have already lost Defoe to Spurs and Diarra to Real Madrid, and could face losing Kranjcar to Arsenal and Crouch to Spurs. However Glen Johnson is going nowhere, as he has just signed a new deal at Pompey.

  Xavi rumoured to have been spotted in manchester at the old school hotel, which is notoriously a manchesyer united hotel.
  I've just spoken to my mate who works at Murray Park and Kris Boyd WILL travel to Birmingham tomorrow and sign for them when. . (wait for it!) James McFadden agrees to move north in return! Could be an amazing u–turn by the guy who said he'd never join the Old Firm (still gutted though). Otherwise, expect Gary O' Connor to 'beef–up' the initial feeble £3 million offer. Unfortunately it looks like the sales won't stop there at Ibrox either: OUTS: Adam, Burke, Hemdani, Daily, Velicka, Webster, Boyd, Bougherra, Smith (loan), Jordan McMillan (loan) and Alan Gow if he's not already left as i type this rumour. Also Premiership vultures are circling around Alan MacGregor, Mendes and Ferguson – one of the midfielders may well go. If these sales go ahead, Rangers will attempt to sign: Driver, Either Berra/Tonel/that swedish dude, Scott Arfield, James McARTHUR and possibly some kind of desperate bid for Gattuso to appease the fans for selling the league. On the other side of Glasgow expect to see the roly–poly–holy–goalie leave for pastures new with Tottenham leading the chase.
  Wayne bridge to rip offf! tottenham to buy defoe and keane back! Adebayor and Gallas :( will unfortunatly leave. arsenal will buy so youngsters agen, will sack mark hughes newcastle will sell owen to villa or liverpool,(nd even possibly chelsea:O) and all of this in January!!!
  Rangers News Kris Boyd will sign for birmingham
  Stoke to complete the signing of Matthew Etherington from West Ham United this week.
  Why would ramsey move to city or barce when he has only just signed a new contract at the emirates ???? Some real rumours

Giovinco – 5 million plus gallas
Arteta or Arshavin – 15 Million
Matthew Upson – 5 Million + Bendtner
Veleso– 10 Million – Maybe in Summer

Gallas – Swap
Bendtner – Swap
Denilson – Loan
Eboue – 5 Million – Everton
Ramsey – Loan – Cardiff

Thats all x
  Breaking News!

Liverpool in tranf window to sign none other than Kenny Daglish and John Barnes! Rafa believes KD's incomprehensible ramblings in the referee's ear will give him the edge against SAF in the title run in and Barnes can't be any worse than Babel even though he's mid–40s and has restricted himself to a diet of pies since retirement. SAF will also sensationally leave Man Utd at the end of the season to take up a position as Santa's new reindeer, santa having tired of Rudolph's poor attitude and seeing SAF's shiny red nose as the perfect replacement. Not only that but Santa himself will then retire leaving the Father C role to none other than Ken Bates, the saviour of Leeds United. It's a funny ole game and I know cos I live in the north and I like pies. You heard it here first.
  Bradford City have offered a contract to Burys Andy Bishop.
  Celtic to sign suarez from ajax and pato from milan on loan until end of season FACT here we go for 4 in a row
  Lucas Neill will not be moving to AC Milan, he was in Dubia to find funding for a bid to create his own club in the A–League and while he was in Dubia he was a gest of fellow Australian and AC Milan reserve goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac.
  My best mate has been working at rugby park(killie fc)he is a killie fan and was shocked when diddier agathe came out of the main entrance!he asked him if he was signing for killie,diddier cant speak good english but replied"we deal yes"
also rab douglas is the replacement for combe who will be going to ibrox and not dundee utd!douglas feels dundee cant get promotion to the spl and this might be his last chance.
  Chairman JP's no money excuse here at WBA is a smokescreen. Expect Zak Whitbread and Kris Boyd.
  !!!! SPL NEWS !!!!

mendes will leave and driver and berra will sign

gregorsz szamatulski has now officially signed for hibs
  My sister is an estate agent in Central Norwich, just been given the nod by Celtic defender Darren O'Dea's agent to find a place for 6 months.
  Jason Cullina from PSV to Gold Coast United
  Bad news for Edinburgh`s finest football club Hibernian.

Sources close to me say Sol Bamba has been attracting some interest from down south with scouts attending recent games including the derbies not only to watch Berra and Driver of the poor Edinburgh side Hearts but the big Ivory Coast international aswell as many feel he`s a great competitor and would add bite to many a midfield.

The Ivorian Insider :)
  Rangers will sign Calum Elliot and Lee wallace from Heart of Midlothian, with Andrius Velika and Chris Burke going the other way.
If Boyd, Ferguson and McCulloch leave, Smith will try to sign Fletcher (Hibs) and McArthur (Hamilton)also there will be one major signing, regarding a foreign centre back.
  I work as part of the maintainance staff at villa park and have overheard the top brass talking about a possible bid for kovetchi Nihat from villareal and that marlon harewood is practically out the door (thank god). Additionally i have heard nothing about emile heskey. will keep posting if i hear more.
  Leicester City January moves:

Kisnorbo 1.7m Cardiff
A few players to leave on loan as well

Al Bangura – Loan with view to a permanent deal
Jacques Maghoma – Loan
Mark Davies – Loan till end of season (expect this to happen towards the end of Jan)
James Puncheon – Loan
Sherjill Mcdonald – Loan
Nathon Tyson – Loan (3 months)
Stuart Taylor – Loan

No permanent deals just yet unless Arsenal and Liverpool Lower their valuation of Gilbert and Hobbs
  I broke the rumour of Kenwyne Jones to Villa before anyone at the papers caught wind. The deal is still a possibility, but has been complicated by the new optimism at Sunderland.

Roque Santa Cruz is a favourite of O'Neill's, but he is instead going to broker a deal with Man City for Daniel Sturridge in exchange for not entering in a bidding war for the Blackburn forward.

Watch this space. M&D&R&B
  Zenit's chief has admitted that they are in talks with Arsenal 4 Arshavin and hope 2 have a deal concluded in "10 days to two weeks"

Chelsea are interested in Danny Zenit's other attacking midfielder but since Zenit bought him 4 40 million pounds they aren't selling him for less

Man Utd, following their 16.3 million pound double signing of Tosic and Lajic may bid 6 million + 4 million add ons for Fabian Delph

Liverpool are happy with their sqaud and have not been given any money to spend anyway
  Celtic to table bid for marseille midfielder benoit cheyrou! u heard it here 1st

hail hail
  Lfc to sell pennent 4 mil voronin 3 mil itande 1 mil and buy heskey for 4 mil and jhonson for 7 mil.Then in summer robbie kean leaving for 15 mil dossena 5 mil beneyoun 5 mil leto 2.5 mil plessis 2 mil ngog 2 mil degan 2.5 mil and marvin purie 2 mil back to germany and ae are going to get 20 mill of f the board to spend if the take over doesn't happen if it does then it will be 50 million plus the sales we are going to buy

david villa 30 mil
david silva / frank ribery 25 mil

if the take over is complete then also expect zhirkov for 10 mil
kuba for 8 mil
thats all for the transfer news
  Balde to Birmingham is definite if they can match his wage demands. Hull and Stoke are battling it out for McGeady's signature, Stoke are favourites as McGeady doesn't want to play 2nd fiddle to Geovanni. Mark Hughes is tipped to be the next Celtic Manager with John Hartson and Neil Lennon closely behind him, outside bets for Terry Butcher. A guy i work with knows Dirk Kuyt's Aunt, and she reckons he's been looking at houses in Glasgow. Gary O'Connor also tipped with a straight swap for Chris Killen and Balde. Brown not moving to Portsmouth although Olympique Lyonnais have shown an interest. Here's to a cracking 2009, famine? What famine?
  Yido Rob

Get your facts right mate – Wilshere has indeed signed an 8 year deal with Arsenal, It was signed 2 days after he turned 17. The deal had already been agreed last year so it was just a formality.

As for players not being able to sign a deal of more than 5 years – I think you will find you are wrong and that a certain Cesc Fabregass signed an 8 year deal only last year.
  Reading FC rumours


K. Doyle to Everton – 8m
S. Hunt to Wigan –5m
J. Harper to Boro – 7m
L. Lita to Norwich – 2m


B. Zamora – 5m
S. Hypia – 1m

P.S I sware on my life i have just seen Jack wiltshire at the Madejestski stadium.
  Rangers Latest.


Cristoph Berra (Hearts) £2.3m
Matias Bjarsmyr (Gothenburg) £2m
Julien Faubert (West Ham) Loan
David Healy (Sunderland) Loan
Peter Lovenkrands (Schalke 04) £250,000


Ferguson (Arsenal) £4.5m
Bougherra (Newcastle) £5m
Hemdani (Free Transfer)
Dailly (Free Transfer)
Gow (Wolves) £450,000
Adam (Burnley) £500,000
Burke (Nottm Forest) £750,000

Team to be built around Berra, Thomson, Mendes, Davis and Boyd.
  I gets frustrating coming on this page to read some of the ridiculous comments about the old firm. I am a school friend of Aiden McGeady and posted here about his bust up with Strachan. I can tell you sadly, he will not kick another ball for celtic. Strachan has a history of falling out with players and holds a grudge. Middlesborough, Newcastle, Stoke and Aston Villa have all made enquiries and apparently any bidof 6.5mill will be accepted. likely destintion is Aston Villa as Aiden wants to work under MON again. Bellamy will not be coming, the only possible signings are Hutszi and Silic, but will not join till summer. Marco Janko is another option but looking less likely as time goes on. one player celtic are looking at making a shock bid for is Luis Garcia of Atletico Madrid to provide a wide player of class. He is not getting much game time as Simao is the first choice, and at 30 is looking for a last big move.
  Bloody hell im just being realistic! im certainly NOT a spurs fan as someone has claimed.
oh and just to clarify the wilshire contract its a 3 year contract he has signed as that is the max he can be offered as a 17 year old.
sorry to all the denilson fans iv offended, its just my opinion. personally id rather see diaby as the holding midfielder but he has turned out to be far too attacking, not a bad thing but i think when he was signed all of us thought VIERA mark 2. eduardo will make the difference. expect him to be on the bench agianst bolton on saturday!!
  (Celtic rumour. Balde to Birmingham? I can't believe what I've just been told. He will be offered a new deal at Celtic. Also Aiden McGeady is defo staying. I'm putting two and two together here and reckon that means Strachan is walking and Lennon taking over until a new manager is hunted down. Apparently the Board have had enough of Strachan. Hope the new man is Roy Keane. C'mon the Hoops)

Is the person who posted this sane??? Bobo new deal Hahaha its not april fools day!!! Ur putting 2 n 2 together and getting 6 mate!!!

As for keane as manager am no the biggest Strachan fan but Keane wood destroy celtic look at the job he did at sunderland He was a Magic player but a Bully of a manager.

Celts to sign no one else they'll wait till summer, Would like another striker in b4 then Maybe Mcfadden but every club being priced out o the market, A few fringe players out on loan Mcgowen to Hamilton, O'dea to championship, Killen to anywhere!!
Please people stop the Bellemy,Crespo n owen rumours these arent gona happen
Hail Hail TAL
  Good news for the West Ham fans, the Tevez saga continues, Kia who now works for the hammers will bring back Tevez to upton park on a 2 year deal, Tevez will then go to Spain or Italy for in the region of £45M
  Not a rumour as much, more of a tidbit. Kaka is currently in Dubai and training with AC Milan. However, yesterday he trained on his own and is lunching at a hotel owned by the Man City owners. Kaka is also the only player to have brought his agent with him to Dubai (though it is his dad, so maybe they are having a holiday together). Many Man City fans believe this to be the big transfer that is promised for January.
  Expect Stoke to spend big this January, chairman Peter Coates is set to make up to 30m available to spend. Some of Tony Pulis' targets include:
Marlon Harewood – Aston Villa 3m
Glen Johnson – Portsmouth 7m
Michael Brown – Wigan 1.5m
Sylvan Ebanks–Blake – Wolves 5m
Aiden McGeady – Celtic 5m

Players leaving Stoke:

Fuller – Middlesborough 6m
Lawrence – Everton 3m
Whelan – Plymouth 2m
Simonsen – Arsenal 2m
Shawcross – Liverpool 6m
Pericard – Accrington Stanley loan
  Hola amigo's.
I work wit some of the Spanish players family and there are very excited as Rafa is making big signing. It is the type of player the team is missing. A dribbler skilful player and he comes from the same club same as Fernando.

No no it not Luis but Aguerro. Deal was done before Torres but because of visa he could not join and Rafa thought he would not be ready. Now he ready.

Sad news that he will not come until end of season. Apparently no signing in January except kids.

There is light at end of tunnel as Liverpool have new owners as well. All to be confirmed in summer so not to affect liverpool current form.
  Firstly, to the guy who said about Strachan "getting forced to leave by the board cos they are fed up".

1) Lennon taking over, come on mate, he is a coach and learning the trade, nae chance.
2) The board love Strachan.
3) Why would you out our 3 most succesful manager ever.

Please stop posting nonsense, cos by the sounds of it you r a forum fan and not a celtic fan.

Plus we will sign Tosic and that other guy from lech lozven (or whatever) and hannover.

OBUA 100.000 Reading

  Birmingham city


Alex Mcleish is considering a bid for rangers KRIS BOYD,Eck has been linked with the player last january but the blues boss know's now that boyd's finishing can take the back to the prem.

GASTON SANGOY has also been linked, strong and fast Mcleish knows he could do a job in the 2nd division.

SCOTT SINCLAIR might be on his way to st andrews after he was revealed not to be in scolari's plans and blues have let quincy go to make way for sinclair.

BOBO BALDE could be also be on the road down south as he has not featured for celtic.

CHRISTIAN DAILY would be a good edition for the blues, expirienced and committed.

JASON KOUMAS is also linked with the brummie outfit,well–expirenced championship player and is the missing key to blues midfield.


CAMERON JEROME has been linked with 3 premiership clubs and blues are willing to sell to pay for some of the coming transfers.

MARCUS BENT disappointing season and Mcleish is ready to show him the door

GARY MCSHEFFREY is certain to leave and head back to coventry

MEDHI NAFTI might be going with Mcsheffrey to cov.
  I was in braehead shopping centre on xmas eve,i met peter loovenkrands who assured me he was signing for rangers ,welcome back peter !! healy and berra to follow, not sure about this one though also told by a good friend at pittodrie derek young is a done deal ,mon the teddy bears
  Arsenal: I like reading the fact or mostly fiction on this site. Being a gooner since I was born and knowing the team and what might happen in the window should be based on FACT. .
Firstly, Arsenal / Wenger have funds, how much will be spent Arsene knows. What do Arsenal need, Central defender (because lack of height, hence kolo has been sidelined as he and gallas are too small together) but nothing will happen in this area in the window.
Midfield, Fab is injured and won't be back till mid April, we need creativity!!! Wenger has stated on the Website, it will be a better player than we already have, and also won't stunt development of younger stars. . . look for a 28+ year old (2 years and out). We also need a holding midfielder, a tackler and possibly a experienced winger!! Both may come from the premier league.

Therefore, IN's
Arshavin – If the price is right (£15m incl performance bonuses)or
Arteta (but everton will not let him go.
Alonso should have been signed last summer. . no chance now
N–Zogbia – Permiership experience £7m (cover for Nasri)
Veloso/yaya – possible £12m

Only two signings will happen

Only Phillip Senderos – Permanant move
  To the person who says Jack Wilshere will leave Arsenal for Man City or Barcelona, stop your rubbish, I know Jack personally, he's not leaving, and he's just signed professional terms as well

Rosina is a target of Wenger but Torino don't want to get rid of him as he's too valuable to their team, Inler will not come as Wenger has already rejected the proposal of continuing negotiations.

Arsenal will get Ireland from Man City and/or Arteta from Everton
  Besiktas to save tottenham midfielder hossam ghaly from his spurs nightmare? the clubs are yet to agree a fee but it will be in the region of 750000 pounds plus appearances for the egyption international midfielder.
  Firstly the IN ARSENE WE TRUST person who said that arsenal would sell wilshire is clearly not the real one as the real one usually has some fairly realistic rumours. why would arsene sell wilshire as he jus signed a pro deal and he is the best player to come out the academy since fabregas , also why would he buy neil as he is old, not very good and we have 3 right back/ center backs better than him. These are the proper rumours

Upson – 3mil + Bendtner or 6mil + bendtner on loan
hangeland – 5mil
sakho – 7mil
alex of chelsea maybe – 9mil
elano – loan
kranjcar – 8mil
distin – 6mil
arshavin – 16mil
arteta still – 14mil
ireland – 11mil
  Fenerbahce lining up a loan deal for carlos tevez. the deal is until february 2010 and is a package to the hight of 8 and a half million pounds with a buy out option of 25 million pounds in a contract over 5 years. el pais fenerbahce will also listen to offers for alex de souza and colin kazim–richards although the latters valuation of 8 milloin pounds will put most suitors off. as for alex corinthians are preparing a bid for the former brazil captain to bring him back to his homeland.
  I have heard on good authority that Leicester City have tabled a surprise bid for Jermaine Beckford from Leeds United as Steve Howard is set to be the first leaving to join fellow midlands team Nottingham Forest.

Leicester City Outs:
Steve Howard (Nottingham Forest)
Matt Oakley (Nottingham Forest)
DJ Campbell (Peterborough)
Barry Hayles (Cheltenham)

Jermaine Beckford (Leeds)
Danny Wellbeck (Man Utd – Loan)
  This is 100% fact, i have a friend who works in a large law firm in London and he is working on a deal involving Micheal Owen and Matt Upson swap plus cash to the hammers. This has all been agreed and will happen within 48hrs. There is also another 2 signings for the Hammers which will shock a few people. Upson plus fringe players only leaving the Hammers
  Newcastle utd transfers to happen because joe kinnear want to bring in new faces
Micheal Kightly 4m Wolves
Ebanks Blake 6m Wolves
Jimmy Bullard 5.5m Fulham
Barry Ferguson 6m Rangers
Paddy Kenny 2.5m Sheffield United
In's = 24m
Alan Smith 5m Hull
Shay Given 15m Man City/Arsenal/Tottenham
Charles N'Zogbia 4m Stoke
outs = 24m
NUFC Scout
  Rangers are set to sign first division top scorer Calum Elliot from Hearts for between £4–5 mil.
  I very rarely post on this site. The last time was to confirm Nasri's signing.

Very close (may have been announced by the time you read this)

1. Andre Arshavin

The delays have been caused for the following reasons. It is a complicated deal involving an initial loan with Arsenal paying 90kp/w wages until the end of the season. Then performance and success will determine the transfer fee & new contract.

Either way Arshavin is aware he will take a drop in wages but also has the motivation that great performances and success will mean his new contract will bring him in line with Adebayor & Fabregas on £80K.

The transfer fee is also to be set between £12–£17.5m. The amount is set directly to the success of Arshavin individually and the team as a whole. Wenger is waiting for this deal to tie up as he will then put this purchase into his summer budget freeing up the £20m he has for January.

However he will not spend all of this (Arshavin bought outright now would cripple his Jan budget). He really wants to see how the month develops at Man City. If they buy big in certain positions he hopes to capitalise on this with interest in: Micah Richards
Michael Johnston
Elano &
Daniel Sturridge.
These guys will be more open to moves in the summer, when their first team chances are restricted by over–inflated big buys who are not as good as them.

West Ham have also been approached by Arsenal to test the water over Matthew Upson as now is the time to buy before they have a chance of being taken over. No serious moves have been made as yet but they will come. Arsene knows Champions League is imperative and will move heavily this month.

Lastly some definite No's and complete fabrications by the Media and agents:
Shay Given & the Newcastle trilogy.
Gokhan Inler
Stephen Ireland

p.s I'll keep this bit short. Spurs will sign:
Appiah &

  First comment is to the bloke that reckons Rangers will sell Ferguson to either Everton, Newcastle, Sunderland but probably not to Arsenal. Mate, Ferguson is not premier league quality, he's strictly the Scottish league or championship level in England. What is more, for Rangers to sign a "top player" the club needs do more than sign English premier–league flop, McFadden. You Scots need to get real. next you'll be claiming that Arshavin is on his way to Scotland – oh, you already have.

Anyway, onto a juicy rumour which is gathering pace in Liverpool. A number of sources are claiming that Heskey will leave Wigan next week with Everton his preferred destination. The gossips are saying that Wigan have accepted an offer and the player is negotiating terms and conditions on a contract. I believe the fee is around the £3–4m mark, although I'm not 100% on that.
  Ok, first of all, to the person who's cousin's boyfriend is on the training staff list at the arsenal (like, so true). . . jack wilshere to barca or man city. . he signed a professional contract yesterday love – less than a week after turning 17! he's not going anywhere for the significant future. look on the official site if you don't belive me. stop talking crap.

as for appiah, he's training at the scum so good luck to him. lets hope he's successful as kevin prince boateng, gilberto or gomes. .

we won't get arteta – not even david moyes is stupid enough to sell his best player. . mind you he did pay 11 million for yakubu. . . expect him at the emirates by mid jan then! ;–) in all seriousness, no way – offer upwards of 16 mill and may be in for a chance but wenger is unlikely to be able to tempt him away

stephen ireland's name keeps on being floated around – like it, but man city don't need the cash so i don't see him moving – staying with citeh, it seems they might have scuppered our attempts of bringing yaya in – 25 mill offered to barca. don't somehow think that can be beaten.

more likely acquisitions. .

arshavin – battle down the fee to 13–15 mill
michael johnson – unsettled – 6 mill
inler – looking more unlikey – straight from wenger's chops according to the express

likey outs

donkey bendtner – west ham – was going to be a part exchange with matthew upson but that looks unlikey. . they still look desperate for a championship quality player – get them in the right frame of mind for next year ;–)

  Here are my predictions for January:
Valencia – Villa(£11 mil)
Heskey – Villa (£4 mil)
Lennon – Liverpool (£3 mil + Benayoun)
Ryan Taylor – Villa (£2.5 mil)
Pavlyuchenko – Everton (Loan)
Defoe – Spurs (£15 mil)
Podolski – City (£9 mil)
Santa Cruz – City(£17 mil)
Appiah – City (Free)
Pennant – Wigan (£3.5)
Downing – Spurs (£14.5 mil)
Benjani – Middlesborough (£3.5)
Boa Morte – Middlesborough (£2.5)
I'm sure there will be many more but these are the ones I think will defo happen.
  As you know barcalona and celtic have close ties through the champs lge and lending us Crosas and allowing Celtic to be the only team to have their mercandise on sale at the nou camp shop.

anyho! I got married in spain last year and my best man lives in Barcalona big words being said there that barca will put in a bid for Mcgeady for 9 mill.

Addios Aidendinho!!
  Arsenal are looking at player + cash deals and loan signings mainly as the bulk of the transfer budget has been earmarked for Arshavin of Zent St Petersburg. Also expect Eboue to be sold as he is nearing the end of his contract and isnt likely to be offered a new deal due to poor displays and relations with the Arsenal faithful.
  Johnny Evans to sign for Rangers on loan

Done Deal

  GEt this for the deal of the season!my fiancee(who is an estate agent manager)has just leased out a luxury apt to ryan giggs in the west end of glasgow!indications are he will be at parkhead for 6month loan deal,hail hail.
  If you think shay given is coming to arsenal he is not i now some one in the coaching staff and he said shay given will never come to the best team in the world.


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