Premier League Jan 2008 Transfer Window - 20 club round-up, Week 4

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... week 4 round-up ...

All Premier League clubs Jan 2008 Transfer Window - Week 1 Round-up
All Premier League clubs Jan 2008 Transfer Window - Week 2 Round-up
All Premier League clubs Jan 2008 Transfer Window - Week 3 Round-up
All Premier League clubs Jan 2008 Transfer Window - Week 4 Round-up

Arsenal;
It really has been a week to forget for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal Football Club. Dumped out of the Carling Cup by their fiercest rivals Tottenham 5-1, two of the club’s top strikers coming to blows on the field of play, England’s “wonder kid” ...

Aston Villa;
Week 4 of the January Transfer Window passed by at Villa Park and still no new faces had come on board. The main news of the week was about the players that the club were battling to retain, rather than who was coming in. Birmingham City spent the week...

Transfer speculation: Olof Mellberg to Juventus (Nominal)

Birmingham City;
After Week 3 saw Birmingham City clinch three signings, Week 4 of the transfer window was one of relative inactivity and rumour. It could get very busy in the last few days of January. The word is that Alex McLeish would still like a defender...

Blackburn Rovers;
We’re always told to expect the unexpected in this game but I was truly shocked by events in the Press these past seven days. During the first three weeks of 2008 you couldn’t pick up a paper without Blackburn striker Jason Roberts being ...

Bolton Wanderers;
...to follow
Chelsea;
While Didier Drogba is too far away to respond, the Sunday Express (January 20) feel it ok to talk about him behind his back. They have him leaving Stamford Bridge for an unspecified price, an event which will apparently see Avram Grant ...

Derby County;
Not a week to remember for Derby County and Paul Jewell's 'embarrasment' at on-field performances in the first-half against Sheffield Wednesday and the whole game against Preston has been compounded by frustration in the transfer market...

Everton;
On the day Everton beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 at the JJB Stadium to go fourth in the Premier League table (January 20), the News Of The World link them with Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing. Tottenham are also reported to be interested but...

Fulham;
Fulham have finally captured two transfer targets this week, but may rue letting one of their targets join a fellow struggler. Leon Andreasen, as reported last week, has joined the club for an undisclosed fee. The Danish midfielder had been spotted...

Liverpool;
A degree of normality has been restored at Anfield, even though stories about the club’s debt and the possible takeover by DIC continue to filter out. At least, the scare against Havant & Waterlooville has put the focus back on the playing side of things...

Transfer speculation: Pablo Aimar to Liverpool (£10m)
Transfer speculation: Javier Mascherano to Liverpool (₤ 17 million)
Transfer speculation: Jack Hobbs to Scunthorpe United (Loan)
Transfer speculation: John Arne Riise to Newcastle United (₤ 6.5 million)
Transfer speculation: Sebastian Leto to River Plate (Loan)
Transfer speculation: Momo Sissoko to Valencia (₤7 Million)
Transfer speculation: John Arne Riise to Newcastle United (Unknown Fee)
Transfer speculation: Craig Lindfield to Chester City (Loan)



Manchester City;
Manchester City remain the most talked about club in the division, with the exception of Newcastle. City have been repeatedly reported as wanting to offload Samaras and Bianchi and bring in a striker worthy of the name...

Transfer speculation: Nelson Rivas to Manchester City (Unknown)
Transfer speculation: David Beckham to Manchester City (Unknown)
Transfer speculation: Rolando Bianchi to Torino (undisclosed)

Manchester United;
In the absence of much activity in the week, it seems that most clubs were linked with sales to Newcastle. United were no exception and Wes Brown's contract has long caused him to be linked elsewehere; but also Michael Carrick was linked to the north-east...

Transfer speculation: Phil Bardsley to Sunderland (£1.5m)

Middlesbrough;
The endgame is nearing for one of the transfer window's long-running stories as Middlesbrough close in on a club record deal for Heerenveen striker Afonso Alves. A Dutch FA ruling over a pre-contract agreement with AZ Alkmaar has gone the way that 'Boro...

Transfer speculation: Jonathan Woodgate to Newcastle United (Unspecified)

Newcastle United;
Kevin Keegan’s return to St James’ Park has not gone to plan. In his two games in charge he has seen his side stifled by Bolton Wanderers, knocked out of the FA Cup by Arsenal and he is still waiting for them to score their first goal. He knew ...

Transfer speculation: Jonathan Woodgate to Newcastle United (Unspecified)
Transfer speculation: John Arne Riise to Newcastle United (₤ 6.5 million)
Transfer speculation: John Arne Riise to Newcastle United (Unknown Fee)

Portsmouth;
Transfer rumours to surface this week from Fratton Park have an attacking flavour about them, with a vast array of strikers being linked with the club. A player that has been widely linked with a number of clubs is West Ham’s Bobby Zamrora. The ...

Transfer speculation: Milan Baros to Portsmouth (Unspecified)
Transfer speculation: Djimi Traore to Rennes (Loan)
Reading;
Reading started to make a move in transfer window just after the end of the fourth week, bringing in Jimmy Kebe from Lens and loaning Simon Church to Yeovil; but up until last Sunday Steve Coppell had kept things almost completely under wraps. During...

Sunderland;
Roy Keane took himself to 75% of his target for the January Transfer window by bringing in two more signings to join Jonny Evans at the Stadium of Light. To the surprise of no one, his defensive acquisition was a player with Manchester United...

Transfer speculation: Phil Bardsley to Sunderland (£1.5m)

Tottenham Hotspur;
...to follow

Transfer speculation: Ezequiel Garay to Tottenham Hotspur (₤8 million)
Transfer speculation: Tiago to Tottenham Hotspur (₤9 Million)

West Ham United;
Robert Green is again at the centre of transfer speculation, with the Daily Express reporting that Arsenal are considering a £7million move for the ‘keeper in the summer. Green seems to be concentrating more on his club form than the speculation that...

Wigan Athletic;
After a great start to the year at Wigan Titus Bramble returned to his old ways last Sunday as Everton’s Andy Johnson took full advantage of a poor decision by the former Newcastle United defender to put the Toffees on the road to victory. So it ...


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