Football Rumours Archive January 08 2007


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Villa to sign:

S.W.P(swap with Baros+6mill)



Upson(5Mill)/ Zak Kight(4Mill)



Unknown Striker from a different league(Let MON do his magic who heard of lennon when MON signed him for Liester)

Halford(1mil)/ Bardsley(loan)

Quaresma(5mill+Add ons Success ETC)

+ A couple of others







Lee Hendrie(500k-Portsmouth/ Stoke/ Sunderland)


+ 1 or 2 others

Ok to start of I would like to say some people sending in rumors for manutd need a reality check, yes i'm talking about the guy with the crap lineup for next season and the dude who said deco will leave Barcelona, and even more stupid that he would only cost 12mil plz wake up and never give rumors like the ones from yesterday. Know my rumors are also sensible and from inside old tratford:

Man Utd Line Up Nxt Season REAL:

Van Der Sar




Subs: Saha, Ole, Giggs, Scholes, Park, Evra, Bale, Silvestre, Kuszack

January Ins:

Hargreaves(17-20mil), Nani(12-16mil), Bale(7-9mil)

Summer Ins:

Torres(22-27mil), Antion Ferdinand(10-12mil)


Alan Smith (January loan, Summer Permanent)

Tim Howard Permanent

Darren Fletcher

Kieran Richardson

John Oshea

Wes Brown

Rossi (loan)

Expect these to all happen within the 2 transfer windows and change Man Utd to a strong club with a young starting lineup, Man Utd For Life

Chelsea is interested in Borussia Dortmundīs Steven Pienaar who would replace SWP.They already placed a bid for him (4mil).Chelsea is also interested in a cheap CB from the Bundesliga.Possible targets are the brasilian international Marcello Bordon (Schalke, 6mil), Valerian Ismael (Bayern, 5, 5mil) or the german international Christoph Metzelder (Dortmund 2, 8 mil).

In my opinion, C.Metzelder will soon wear the Blues Shirt because: heīs a good friend of Ballack , heīs cheap, heīs a very strong Defender and a leader and

his contract with Dortmund runs out.

Scottish youngsters Alex Govan and Jack Chisholm to sign for Argyle on Monday morning, having been released by Rangers and Motherwell respectively. 100% cast-iron source.

To the person who said that Tony Stokes isn't a Celtic fan. You're wrong. Look on the Arsenal website for proof, and to the interview he did in the Irish Star, in which he talks about going to Kobenhavn with Gregg and O'Donnell, both of Falkirk.

Stokes has decided not to go to Celtic for financial reasons, Celtic didn't offer him what he wanted, supposedly 17k.

Celts are looking to bring in a short-term player, and will pursue their interest in Brown, Thomson and Kadlec. Possibility of Mladen Petric of Basle too.

Celtic to sign brown thomson and a big name striker alan thompson stphen pearson to go out of park head.

the Rangers crisis is to get worse as kris boyd and barry ferguson are set to join aston Villa on 5 year deals. walter smith and ally macoist are set to reject the chance to coach Rangers as it would jeopredise their posistion at scotland.

Alan Gow will sign for Rangers but isn't going to do anything as he will be back up and the permnent signing of webster looking in doubt as he has picked up an injury that could keep him out for the rest of the season.

Newcastle United will sign joey barton for 4.5 million + steven carr, cassano will join on loan until the end of the season, albert luque will to go back to spain at valencia as a replacement for David Villa who is likely to join Liverpool, Toon will sign leighton baines for 4 million and luke young for 3.5 million.

New whu line-up:-















Earlier I stated Rafa is chasing two England Hot Prospect. A. Young and G. Bale. But you all know what I mean. Anyway, News says that J. Mascherano is done deal, waiting for FIFA green light, and again, S. Warnock WILL NOT leave to make weight for L. Neill! 2m+Warnock for a player whose contract expired this June? Dream on. Rumours say that Deco willing to go to Anfield as he fancy premiership, not to Stambridge as the Special One is almost certain to go to Italy.

Dudek will leave at this transfer window as Rafa not sees him as good cover for Reina. ( Awful performance at FA cup. ) Expect Amelia and Butelle talks resurface.

Arsenal . No, no, no, no, no! The only players to leave (first teamers) this coming summer will be Mart Poom (why did we sign him?), Jeremie Aliadiere (just not going to be w/ c!), Fabrice Muamba (loan continues at Brum), Lauren (will stay in London possibly Charlton or WHU whoever in EPL next season.) Seb Larsson (highly rated but no pace&Theo Walcott now taking his slot.)&finally Arturo Lupoli (contract up in summer gr8 player but just too small for EPL&wants away back home to Italy!)

Players in . well expect Franck Ribery or Nigel Reo-Coker (naturally left sided will allow Rosicky or Baptista more freedom to play centrally.), Curtis Davis (if WBA don't get promoted)&the eternal problem of GK. The big German will stay but expect another Mr Wenger unknown to join . there is talk about the young Ivorian at Bereven, Barry Boubacar to come on loan for the pre-season tour of Austria but expect Buffon et al to be linked.

2007/ 8

GK-Lehmann/ Almunia/ Mannone

RB-Hoyte/ Eboue/ Gilbert

LB-Clichy/ Gallas/ Traore

CB-Toure/ Senderos/ Djourou/ Connelly/ O'Cearuill/ DAVIS

RM-Ljungberg/ Walcott/ Hleb

LM-Rosicky/ Merida-Perez/ RIBERY or REO-COKER

CM-Fabregas/ Gilberto/ Baptista/ Denilson/ Flamini/ Diaby

FW-Henry/ Van Persie/ Adebayor/ Bendtner

Also watch for . Nacer Barazite, Ryan Garry&Gavin Hoyte (all will get loans or Carling Cup slots)

Real madrid are interested in alexis (getafe), chivu (roma), ribery (marseille) and cristiano ronaldo (Man Utd). madrid will have a massive offload at the end of the season with salgado, helguera, guti, ronaldo, Beckham, raul bravo, emerson, pavon, mejia, cassano, pablo garcia and diogo all leaving, as well as the retirement of roberto carlos.

The next Rangers manager will not be walter smith as every 1 has predicted but it will be Derby countys billy davis he willbe handed cash to patch up a very bad team in will come Dj campbell from birmingham for 1 million pounds as davis sees him as the ideal partner 4 boyd. also to com in will be greg halford from colchester United for 1.2 million pounds as Rangers realy nead a right back badley. andy webster will be sighned permently after he compleats his loan spell also to come in will be West Ham centre half danny gabbidon he will partner webster in defence. davis will bring with him from Derby up and coming star gilles barnes for 2 million pounds and finaly scott brown will come in from hibernian for 3 million pounds the new team will be Mcgregor- halford- webster- gabbidon- smith- brown- ferguson- barnes- novo- campbell- boyd-

Barnsley`s squad for the rest of this season:










Cullip-signed from Notts Forest(400K)





Jarvis-signed from Gillingham(500k plus player)




Heslop-Recalled from loan spell at Tamworth


Williamson-signed from Watford(loan)






Sharp-signed from Scunthorpe(1million)

LFC Cisse fee for next year already agreed at beginning of loan spell - £8M meaning a loss of £6M on their record signing. Therefore despite how well he plays for Marseille he will leave for £8M in the summer.

Rangers and Celtic News

Rangers to offload Papac, Sionko, Sebo and Letizi once the Smith/ McCoist era begins. Walter Smith will let Rodriguez leave, but probably in the summer. Novo and Gavin Rae are also likely to leave.

Ferguson will undoubtedly be re-instated as captain. Smith will aim to bring about a sense of British nationality, and will look to sign Paul Hartley, Robbie Neilson, Scott Brown, Kevin Thomson and, surprisingly, Matthew Upson.

To the guy who said Anthony Stokes is not a Celtic fan, just because he's Irish etc, was it not reported in a Scottish daily tabloid that he wanted to pull on the Celtic shirt at some time in his career? Anyway, he's probably going to Charlton, or Sunderland, where he will play under Roy Keane, and become a superstar.

Celtic are interested in a wide range of players, with Anatoliy Tymoschyuk, Zoltan Gera and Zdenek Grygera top of the list. Strachan will also go for lower league English players, with Will Hoskins his main striking target if Stokes does sign for Charlton, while Ray Jones, Nigel Quashie, Jason Koumas, and Darren Huckerby are also targets. Russel Anderson and Kevin Thomson are also being closely looked at by Ray Clarke(I think that's his name).

NUFC will not be buying many players, but loaning them instead. Roeder will not buy unproven foreign players after what we have see from previous seasons(Luque, Boumsong.) Newcastle will sign D.Bent from Charlton for 12 million and W.Brown for 5 million. We will loan Bale and Barnes to see if they are premiership quality and (if good enough) will will sign them in the summer for a combined 10 million (6m for Bale, 4m for Barnes)

Arsenal striker Anthony Stokes is leaving the club within the next 48 hours. Stokes has spent the first half of the season on loan at Falkirk scoring 16 goals in 18 appearances, but decided against extending his loan spell at the Bairns. The youngster will also shun the advances of Sunderland and Celtic to sign a long term deal at Charlton Athletic. Charlton are preparing for the sale of Darren Bent and boss Alan Pardew sees Stokes as the ideal man to steer the Addicks away from the Premiership dropzone. Arsenal will demand in excess of £3m for Stokes, but could ask for £2.5m from Charlton as well as first refusal on Darren Bent.



Dani Alves










Swindon town to sign Sheffield wedensday pair graham coughlan and steve adams later next week with luke rodgers set to sign on tuesday also swindon will sign torquays transfer listed player jamie ward for a small fee, out goings are jerell ifill to either leeds or unnamed championship side and christian roberts to barnsley for 100, 000.

This week NIGEL QUASHIE(1.25M) and ALEXI SMERTIN(2M) will sign 4 westham also NRC will join Arsenal with LAUREN coming the ova way. WRIGHT-PHILLIPS(12M), MATTHEW UPSON(5M) , DARREN BENT(10M +MULLINS&MARLENE) and JAMES BEATTIE(4.5M +ZAMORA) will also sign but not until the last few weeks!!


Expect the unexpected from benitez. Cisses brilliant form in france could earn him a recall, or benitez could make a move for former reds Owen(cutprice) or Anelka due to his good form for bolton. Also, expect pongolle to stay, firstly because benitez said he had plans for him and because Rafa wants 3 main strikers and a back up.

Sissoko is definatly staying, why would one of the premierships best tacklers and hardest workers be sold. expect a bid for mascherano, and finally don't think benitez will sign Neill. He is an awful playeer and the Liverpool fans hate him for breaking carraghers leg. if benitez is going to purchase a new right fullback he will buy from: Richards, Alves, Nelson or Rosenior, warnock could be used in any of these deals as player+cash. Rafa wants a new centre back for when hyypia leaves or retires, so, he will sign anton ferdinand for this. Also expect 2 wingers to be brought in, these will be Simao for the right and pennant as backup and possibly Quaresma for the left wit kewell or gonzalez backup.

LFC team for next season:


Carragher/ palleta Agger/ A.Ferdinand

Richards/ Finnan Riise/ Aurelio

Sissoko/ Gerrard Alonso/ Mascherano

Simao/ Pennant Quaresma/ Kewell/ Gonzalez

Fowler(GOD)/ Kuyt/ Anelka Bellamy/ Cisse

Aston Villa are going to be busy in the transfer window with SWP coming in on loan and Baros going the other way, also bardlsey in on loan from Man u. They are aslo looking at Bent but may be priced out so they may go for carlton cole and also looking at babel and snejider of ajax

Chesea are going to to but a bid in for luizao and lucio from bayer laverkusen for about 15-20 mil for the both of them but they want a answer of bayer laverkusen wthin the next week or they will go 4 someone else

LFC rumours 100% True! Crouch will go to NUFC, in return LFC will get back Mr Owen, yes that is 100% true, if not January then definately in the summer! Mascherano has signed and will play, did not actually play for Corinthians this season, Neill will sign for the Reds with are tough challenge from Barca and Chelski but as a boyhood Liverpool fan he will come to Anfield. Expect a big challenge for Gareth Bale but Manure should get him ahead of us and NUFC.Also in the summer expect a sneaky bid for two Portugese lads named Deco and Simao! Lfc team next season. Reina/ Carson, Neill/ Finnan, Carragher/ Bale, Agger/ Hyppia, Riise/ Aurelio, Kewell/ Gonzalez, Alonso/ Mascherano, Gerrard/ Sissoko, Simao or Deco/ Pennant, Kuyt/ Owen/ Bellamy/ Garcia. Outgoing will obviously be Zenden(thank god), Fowler, Crouch, Palleta(loan), Dudek. aussieLFCfan

Westbrom are closeing in on a deal for swindons jerel ifill as they see him as a replacement for curtis davies whos likeley departure is imminement a fee of 750, 000 deal is believed to be what swindon are asking for the defender.

Arsenal WILL sign Nigel Reo-Coker.

Meanwhile Anthony Stokes in on his way to Charlton for £2 million plus, Aliadiere is finally off (to Sunderland) and Larsson will stay at Birmingham, who'll buy him for £650, 000.

Oh, and i'll win lots of money off all my Liverpool mates who bet me Bellany would get 20 goals this season. Haha.

Crouch, Barton, Warnock, SWP in. Parker West Ham, Bramble Fulham, Carr Pompy, baba Sheff utd, Luque Spain.

To the Rangers fan saying Gravesen was not wanted by other teams, get your facts right. He was offered contracts from Newcastle, Everton and a few other European teams, what are you talking about?

Celtic have missed out on Stokes, but Zurawski has upped his game so Strachan won't look for another striker as they have JVOH, Zurawski, Miller, Beattie and Riordan. Thompson may come, but don't assume Brown will also. Celtic's main target is a centre back, Strachan likes Melberg of Villa, and a suprise attempt to sign Wes Brown (possibly on loan) is in the post. WTS.

I have heard that wenger was impresses by scott carson and is inerested in him but buffon is his top priority

ljungberg and reyes will leave to make way for ribery and Reo Coker baptista will not be signing perminantly

Arsenal do not need a centre back because gallas is a class player

a left back will be signed if clichy does not preform the most likely player is eric abidal wenger and henry praised his world cup preformance

Arsenal also have first refusal of a young goalie from le mans called yohan pele he is supposed to be as good in goal as pele was out field

who ever said kaka will be joining is wrong I am an Arsenal fan and it would be the best signing if we doo sign him but we won't because he is way to expensive

Everton In

Alan Smith - loan

Kieron richardson - 4m

Reo Coker - swap beattie

Scott Brown - 3m



Arteta________Cahill____Reo Coker___Richardson


Rangers Rumours - Wattie and Super Ally will be announced tmrw and are about to rebuild big time. Firstly coaching staff totally turned around as things have gone stale and the old Gers magic needs established. Bomber will be welcomed back to coach the youths. Others I hear are certain to return are Roberts, and Stuart McCall. Plus Durranty will be staying on as reserve coach. As for players ignore this guff about low level Scots , that wasn't Wattie's way ehen he was here last and won't be now. He knows Sir David will always find the cash for big time transfers that are considered necessary , so one could expect the following :

Ljunberg - Arsenal have decided to let him go and he could be picked up for as little as £ 5 million ; Alan Smith - Boyhood Gers fan , desperate to play and out of Man u's team. Could be got for £ 3.5 mill ; Fowler - another gers fan , and probably available on a free ; Woodgate - Loan deal up at M'boro and Real Madrid may take £ 5 mill or even less as he is very injury prone and cup tied for the UEFA ; Becks - available for next to nothing , though wages could be a bit high even for us. These are all signings that would impact on next year which is obviously the big focus now. Expect the Gers to go back to the days when we set the bar.

Celtic are watching Pieter Niemeyer of Twente E of Holland.

I work at the Emerites, and a colleague of mine showed me this site the other day over lunch so I thought I would place a couple of FACTS on here about my employers.

Today, Anthony Stokes is set to leave us for Charlton, he is having a medical and should complete a deal worth £2.98m.

Mr Wenger will also let Seb Larsson leave for Birmingham in a deal worth £2m

This is the breakdown for ins and outs this transfer window, and a hint to one or two possibilities in the summer:

JAN 07


Niklas Penttila


A. Stokes











Either R.V.D.Vaart, N.Roe-Coker or A.Young









I cannot unfortunatly reveal my name or position at AFC but I am in regular contact with Mr Wenger about the possible transfers of players to The Club.

Preston North End striker David Nugent will be sold this month. Sheffield United have been trying to tempt Paul Simpson to sell the England under 21 striker, but Neil Warnock's £6m bid was rejected and the Blades will refuse to go any higher. Middlesbrough, however, will go the extra mile to land their man. Nugent would be the new strike partner for Yakubu and a bid of £6.75m could be enough to land him.

A few summer transfers for europes big clubs

real madrid will sign kaka from ac milan as there major signing with reyes rejoining seVilla and ronaldo moving to bayern munich.

ac milan will install rijkard as new manager and will sign van der vaart from hamberg to replace kaka.

David Beckham will consider a move to inter milan who will also sign luca toni if fiorentina are relagated.

look out for a brazilian wonderkid called renato augosto possibbly moving to porto to replace Man Utd bound queresma!






Could Get


Arsenal won't get any1 dis time AW iz serious


Matthew Taylor is set to join United after impressing this season.he could be the solution for eng's left sided problem.SAF wants to get him fast if not it will turn out like the never ending OH case after Hargreaves impressed for England.

I don't put rumors: this hargreeves business is not what people are saying the club will only let him go for 22m and henzie or selvestra are on the deal as well

Newcastle will wrap up a move for Darren Bent in the next few days. Im not sure of prices though, but its wide spread around SJP. Also, there are offers for Matthew Upson, Gareth Bale and Lucas Neill on the table and are waiting for the go ahead. All from very reliable sources.

Scottish news

Rangers to off load klos in a shock move to Middlesbourgh with likely hood of swap taking place. Rumours are a wonder-kid from Holland is on the card for Rangers in the strikers role. James McFadden to come to Rangers on loan with Barry Ferguson going to Everton for 4 million. Allowing the pair of Thomson and Brown from Hibs in.

If deal not made for Klos, Klos will go on loan to his old boss team in Russia with old pal Rickson and Advocatt.

Celtic to make shook move from Paul Gallacher from David Marshall.

Arsenal are preparing to offer Hearts 5 million and loan deal for promising star for Craig Gordan

With lauren rumored to be movin to the hammers and freddie told he can leave for a new club, looks like the room could be made for reo coker to move to arsenal.


My mate is grounds man at carrington training ground and says city will sign either izale mcleod (MK Dons) or billy sharp (scunthorpe) if not both as long as corraddi leaves for chievo in seria a, also micah richards will not leave before the summer. and matthew etherington is a strong possibillity on loan with 3million move in the summer, also expect wes brown to move to bolton he will replace ben haim who will sign for newcastle.

Despite all the rumours and the "big talk" from the Manager and the Chief Executives Office, Norwich will let the transfer window pass without buying anyone of significance. As usual, whilst other clubs pursue an aggressive and hands on transfer policy, the Canaries hang around for scraps, rather akin to their feathered relatives stood shivering around the bird table waiting for the odd crumb. At the end of the month, the usual garbage will be issued from the club saying how they "made phone calls" but "no-one wants to sell players" and all of us supporters will be resigned to another twelve months of mediocrity.

Newcastle favourites in the bookies to sign SWP for 9.8m, if Roeder wants him.

His m8 told the press he's dying for Roeder to sign him and end his Chelsea hell, and that he'd much rather make a move out of London, avoiding a move to relegation strugglers West Ham.

Also, don't be shocked if Bordeaux's 23 year old full back Gerald Cid moves on loan with an option of a permanent switch in the summer, as he's out of contract in the summer and is denying a new contract, with Roeder admitting interest.

Bale would be nice, but atm Roeder needs some experience at the back, so a move is unlikely.

Richardson a possible loan move because he can play left back aswell as his preferred left mid.

With a striker Roeder's priority still, a move for Bent looks most likely, Crouch isn't coming, Klose definately not.


Cid Taylor Bramble/ Ramage Richardson

SWP/ Milner Parker Emre/ Dyer Duff/ N'Zogbia

Martins Bent

With Owen expected back in March and with a few decent defensive signings, we'll challenge for Europe this season.


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