View Full Version : January 2010 Transfer Window Thread

07-01-2010, 01:09 PM
Vieira looks set to be reunited with former Inter boss Roberto Mancini at Man City. A deal is expected to be completed on Friday.

And elsewhere, Aresnal are in the market for a striker apparently.

07-01-2010, 01:10 PM
Get ready for the Sunderland/Spuz merry go round! I wonder who we'll swap/both be vying for this time?

07-01-2010, 01:45 PM
Odds that Forest buy yet another striker? ;)

07-01-2010, 01:56 PM
Im crossing my fingers, hoping for Beckford to leave. We don't need that lazy player anymore, best make a nice packet on him while we can!

07-01-2010, 02:24 PM
Man Utd are skint so I expect we're getting nobody.

07-01-2010, 04:11 PM
Chelsea are now officially no longer in debt as the value of the club is sufficient for the debt to all be converted into shares. I'd imagine we'll be given a bit of money to spend as I believe we'll miss 1, possibly 2 transfer windows on appeal.

Aguero seems to be the most likely signing at the moment.

07-01-2010, 06:12 PM
Get ready for the Sunderland/Spuz merry go round! I wonder who we'll swap/both be vying for this time?

I reckon we'll buy back Darren Bent so he can be this January's Robbie Keane. While possibly selling you Robbie Keane. EXCLUSIVE!!!!

07-01-2010, 07:18 PM
Just Keane in this direction, please :) You can have lazy Kenwyne.

07-01-2010, 07:42 PM
I thought we'd moved on from Sunderland and were doing all our swapsies with Portsmouth now, but with the state they're in at the moment (and the fact that we've half inched all their best players) we may have to rekindle things with your lot :wub:

In all seriousness I hope Spurs have a quiet January. The only signing I think we really need is cover for Palacios (but we could just bring O'Hara back from loan for that) possibly a central defender too. I'd sell Bentley and Pav if we got good offers but bank the money until the summer.

08-01-2010, 12:44 AM
O'Hara is deffo on his way back we've been told by the leaguue we can't keep him. Nightmare, he's been excellent.

08-01-2010, 08:53 AM
De Jong > Viera.

I don't get it, but I trust Mancio

08-01-2010, 09:10 AM
De Jong > Viera.

I don't get it, but I trust Mancio

I expect he wants him in there for his winning mentality as much as the playing side of things. I wouldn't have minded seeing him turn up at Spurs, I think he would have been a big help to us on the "not bottling 2-0 leads near the end of matches" side of things :)

08-01-2010, 09:24 AM
Pompey are still under transfer embargo, despite claiming several times that they'd pay up in time to have it lifted, it hasn't happened yet.

And the league ruling that that applies to loans as well is pretty harsh, it all but guarentees Pompey for the drop now.

08-01-2010, 10:45 AM
Today's gossip.......

Defender Sol Campbell is set for a shock return to Arsenal, but only if manager Arsene Wenger sells Philippe Senderos in the January transfer window.
Full story: Daily Mirror (http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Sol-Campbell-set-to-re-join-Arsenal-as-replacement-for-Philippe-Senderos-Exclusive-article280657.html)

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola is delaying signing a new contract with the club until they can guarantee the signing of Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Full story: Daily Star (http://www.dailystar.co.uk/football/view/116056/Pep-Guardiola-adamant-on-Fabregas-for-Barcelona/)

However, Spanish rivals Real Madrid are preparing to derail Barcelona's attempt to sign Fabregas. President Florentino Perez and director general Jorge Valdano have held talks about a ?43m bid.
Full story: The Sun (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/2799341/Real-Madrid-eye-Fabregas.html)

Manchester City are on the verge of signing Argentine defender Cristian Ansaldi for ?4m from Rubin Kazan.
Full story: The Times (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/article6979995.ece)

Liverpool have entered the race to sign Marouane Chamakh with the offer of a pre-contract agreement for the Bordeaux striker, who can leave the French club for nothing at the end of the season.
Full story: The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jan/07/liverpool-arsenal-marouane-chamakh?)

Wolves have made a ?3m offer for Hull winger Stephen Hunt.
Full story: The Sun (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/2799423/Mick-in-the-hunt-for-Hunt.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=Football)

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is willing to make Kenwyne Jones the club's highest earner if he can lure him from Sunderland, but is unwilling to pay the ?11m the Black Cats want for the striker.
Full story: The Times (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/birmingham/article6979813.ece)

Former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, who is now at Monaco, is closing in on a ?2m move to Blackburn.
Full story: The Sun (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/2799347/Big-Sam-eyes-2m-Eidur.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=Football)

But Gudjohnsen is also wanted by West Ham and Tottenham.
Full story: Daily Mirror (http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Tottenham-West-Ham-and-Blackburn-interested-on-bringing-former-Chelsea-striker-Eidur-Gudjohnsen-back-to-the-Premier-League-article280775.html)

Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan has blocked Austrian defender Emanuel Pogatetz's proposed ?1.5m move to Greek club Panathinaikos.
Full story: Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1241499/Emanuel-Pogatetz-denied-1-5m-Panathinaikos-Middlesbrough-boss-Gordon-Strachan-pinpoints-play-offs.html?ITO=1490)

Hull boss Phil Brown is chasing Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood, who is currently on loan at Championship side Newcastle.
Full story: The Sun (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/2799411/Brown-chasing-the-Hare.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=Football)

Liverpool are expected to conclude a ?1.5m deal for Atletico Madrid winger Maxi Rodriguez in the next 24 hours.
Full story: The Times (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/liverpool/article6979944.ece)

And Reds boss Rafael Benitez also wants to sign Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici for ?2m.
Full story: The Sun (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/2799421/Liverpool-eye-2m-Fed.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=Football)

Winger John Utaka is set to start an exodus at cash-strapped Portsmouth by joining French side Sochaux.
Full story: Daily Mirror (http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Crisis-club-Portsmouth-to-sell-John-Utaka-to-French-club-Sochaux-to-help-ease-their-crippling-debts-article280779.html)

Defender Younes Kaboul is also expected to leave Portsmouth, with Sunderland keen on the former Spurs player.
Full story: Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1241516/Younes-Kaboul-start-Portsmouth-player-exodus-Sunderland-plan-defender-raid.html)

Stoke City are considering a ?1m move for ex-Wigan striker Amr Zaki, while Marseille enquire about Bolton striker Johan Elmander's availability.
Full story: Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1241504/THE-SCREAMER-Stoke-line-1m-deal-Wigan-old-boy-Amr-Zaki-Marseille-make-Johan-Elmander-enquiry.html)

West Ham want to sign striker James Beattie on loan but Stoke say they will only consider a permanent transfer.
Full story: The Times (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/article6979995.ece)

Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City are sending scouts to Crystal Palace's home game on Saturday as the race hots up for striker Victor Moses.
Full story: Daily Mirror (http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Transfer-news-Arsenal-Manchester-City-and-Tottenham-in-three-way-tussle-for-Championship-star-article280361.html)

Aberdeen want to scupper Hibernian's attempt to sign Falkirk defender Darren Barr.
Full story: Daily Record (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/football/spl/2010/01/08/aberdeen-look-to-hijack-hibs-bid-for-darren-barr-86908-21951254/)

08-01-2010, 11:56 AM
Kaboul. Scumbag. Haven't forgiven him for what he said last time.

08-01-2010, 12:02 PM
From the official Liverpool FC website:

Rafa Benitez today revealed Liverpool are hoping to sign Maxi Rodriguez from Atletico Madrid - but the deal has yet to be completed.

The gaffer told his weekly press conference: "It's true we've talked to Atletico Madrid and we're interested in the player but still it's just conversations.
"You never know with timescales. It's a question of everything being more or less agreed, and now it's for Atletico and the player to talk and see what happens."

08-01-2010, 01:17 PM
Dossena has signed for Napoli.


08-01-2010, 01:19 PM
Plus Vosene is off to Dynamo Moscow.

08-01-2010, 05:55 PM
Both Wenger and Benitez had really cheeky smirks on their faces when being interviewed today.

Do we think they are doing it?

08-01-2010, 06:03 PM
Do we think they are doing it?

Necking on?

Defo. Tongues 'n' all.

08-01-2010, 06:04 PM
Given that you are the authority mate, I'm wondering who is the postman and who is the letterbox?

08-01-2010, 06:07 PM
Hang on... yeah a willy has just slid in. Aaaand it's Wenger's. Hang on... looks like this wasn't planned. Rafa is trying to wrestle him off.

29-01-2010, 01:15 PM
Robinho has, as expected, gone back to Brazil on loan to his former club Santos. Ha.

Elsewhere, Gudjohnsen has joined Spurs on loan.

29-01-2010, 03:58 PM
Is this the worlds most stupid man?


He gets a Kaka tattoo after Man City make a bid for him!
What a dick.

I have stuck this in the transfer thread as he then got a Robinho one above the Kaka one.

29-01-2010, 05:06 PM
You'd think he'd have learned the first time!

29-01-2010, 09:25 PM
Why would anyone have a new signing as a tattoo? It's even worse than tattooing a girlfriend on your body.

01-02-2010, 02:31 PM
All a bit dull so far. 90 minutes left.

Only Chelsea news of interest is Jack Cork going on loan to Burnley. Won't be surprised if that turns permanent.

Rumours flying left right and centre regarding Michael Owen

City denied a work permit for McDonald Mariga (largely due to Kenya being a rubbish country for football)

Benni McCarthy signs for West Ham

Everything else are incredibly minor signings and loans so far.

01-02-2010, 03:08 PM
Chris Buchtmann has joined Fulham, thats a very good deal for Fulham is the things I've read about him are true. He looked like a very talented youngster. One that was being talked up to be something special when he joined Liverpool last year.

01-02-2010, 05:05 PM
Man City have signed Adam Johnson from Middlesbrough.

01-02-2010, 05:09 PM
Rumours still circulating saying Torosidis is joining Liverpool from Olympiakos. Robbie Keane up in Scotland looking for a loan move to Celtic. What a crash his career has taken since being at Liverpool.

01-02-2010, 05:10 PM
Loads of great signings by Maggie Boss to stop the free-falling rot. So far, one loan signing, and about 4 more blokes out of the door. Yeah, cos that squad at the moment is bursting with bodies. That's why they've had to play Cana at centre half.

01-02-2010, 05:21 PM
I'm just amazed that Keane might be going on loan to Celtic. Doesn't he realise that any player leaving Tottenham has to choose between Sunderland and Pompey?

01-02-2010, 05:22 PM
Indeed. And I'd have given both bollocks to have him instead of big plank Kenwhine.

01-02-2010, 05:26 PM
Nah you wouldn't prinny. I've watched him a few times this season and I watched in horror whilst at Liverpool. He was terrible.

01-02-2010, 05:27 PM
John Terry is on the move.

..to a new house that is. Boom boom!

Bin bagged, me arl china!