Celtic Rumours Archive August 23 2010


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23 Aug 2010 22:54:20
Filip sebo has no chance of a move to paradise , gazzas would be in better shape than him oh and hes mince robbie keane will check in on deadline day headline stealing move

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23 Aug 2010 22:36:33
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Celtic bid for filip sebo accepted

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23 Aug 2010 21:09:47
Would love to see it happen not sure it will tho, however noticed the SKY betts odds for Robbie Keane moving to Celtic by the end of the transfer window have changed from 12/ 1 yesterday to 5/ 1 today

Bobby Sands

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23 Aug 2010 19:05:08
Ed is there any truth in the dos santos loan deal for celtic? hope they get him, new number 7? if we can get another cb in and dos santos been a good transfer window. {editor's note - I don't believe Dos Santos will be allowed to go anywhere this summer.}

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23 Aug 2010 17:39:35
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Macheda in before end of window on loan till january. hail hail!

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23 Aug 2010 16:01:40
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Cetltic have had a 5.75 million bid rejected by Tottenham today for Robbie Keane expect Celtic to come in with another around 6.5 million

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23 Aug 2010 15:57:07
Gabriel Obertan heading out of Manchester United on loan

Fergie saying hes traveling up to glasgow for a medical a celtic tuesday afternoon.

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23 Aug 2010 15:45:36
Man utd left back fabio in advanced loan signing talks with celtic

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23 Aug 2010 15:24:45
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Freddie Edu defo coming to paradise my uncle is best friends with Alan Thompson who say's he will be signed next week at the latest.
Hail Hail

23 Aug 2010 15:24:07
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Fraser Forster signed from Newcastle on loan. New number 7 to follow shortly! Very likely to be Robbie Keane. .!

Stop dreaming that Keane is going to Celtic, get over it and post something a bit more realistic. Mjallby said that Keane was out of their price range and they would need to hope for a loan deal again.

23 Aug 2010 15:21:01
To the person who said that Chopra was at Celtic's game yesterday. . the same Chopra that limped off against Doncaster and is currently getting a scan on his ankle as they think he has ligament damage after a poor tackle on Saturday??. . if you're gonna make something up then at least try and make it believable

23 Aug 2010 15:20:02
Alot of money put on this morning for celtic to sign shay given (includes loan deal).
betting suspended.
was 6/5 , moved into 11/10 now odds on.
then suspended

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23 Aug 2010 15:07:48
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Itay Shechter from Hapoel Tel Aviv to Celtic. Young forward, great scoring record and a real promising player. Approx £2.5 million.

23 Aug 2010 15:05:46
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Crosas is of to mallorca fee undisclosed.
loovens of to cardiff 12month loan.
m.taylor to celtic 2.5m
saviola to celtic undisclosed(thought to be 4m/5m)

23 Aug 2010 14:11:59
To the dumba$$ that can't count,

Jelavic - £4 million

Beattie - £1.2 million(I read elsewhere it was £1.5m)

Weiss - £800k loan fee

£6/6.3 million plus the wages for these three players,

Comprende now Dumba$$

23 Aug 2010 13:58:25
Bit of rumour going round that Keane had bust up with joe jordan and isn't injured, spurs wanted to swap keane for west ham's parker but keane won't go, celtic had £5.75m bid turned down for keane.Looks like it could run this story, keane not wanting to go to low epl club, and spurs want to sell, couls still have keane and celtic park yet.

Stevie G

23 Aug 2010 13:47:02
Fraser Forster signed from Newcastle on loan. New number 7 to follow shortly! Very likely to be Robbie Keane. .!

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23 Aug 2010 12:53:24
Mark Campbell from Raith Rovers, deal done

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23 Aug 2010 11:55:54
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Celtic have money to spend, in fact we can field two teams, there are many players who won't feature in the first team this season, so in order to bring new players in, Lennon will have to either sell or send players on loan. places need to be freed so there will be at least 3 in and 3 out, before transfer window, and 1 will be a big name signing, for No 7 shirt
so possibly Crosas, Loovens, Wilson out, McGinn on loan, possibly Cervi if we get GK

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23 Aug 2010 11:29:52
Celtic have no money to spend, Lennon came out and said they have to sell before they can bring anyone in, I know there are some thick Jakey Tims on here, but come on the Celtic board have spoken to Lennon, NO MORE MONEY LEFT! !, the tin's empty, christ even Rangers still have money to spend, after spending £6m+, and they said we were skint, eh Selltic??
I just heard, with Celtic's fallen season ticket sales, as was evident yesterday 45,000?(cap 61.832) and the possibilty of Celtic crashing out of Europe against Utrecht, the board will force Lennon to sell at least 5/6 players to help balance the books, all is not well behind the scenes at Parkhead, let's hear the denials bhoys, even though you know it's true!

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23 Aug 2010 09:56:47
Young Ayrshire lad Alan Byrne? on trial at Celtic this week, Lennon hopes to sign the midfielder by friday.


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23 Aug 2010 09:40:19
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Lee Wallace 1.5m Anthony Stokes 1.25m and Fraser Forster (loan) will all be signed this week

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23 Aug 2010 08:41:14
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Was at the game yeaterday and seen chopra sitting with some guys with suits on.
make what u want about it but it was him, he signed a few autographs.
also. . .
lot of talk of Becchio for the No 7 shirt. i have family down there and it seems very possible according to the rumours down there!

23 Aug 2010 08:31:40
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Celtic will sign 6"7 gk fraser doster on season loan from newcastle.today pending medical


23 Aug 2010 06:18:59
A deal has been reached between celtic and deportivo for gk aranzubia, according to reports in spain.
lisboa 67

23 Aug 2010 04:14:53
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This post may bore people with its length but thought it might be good to summarise some of the weekends transfer activity at Celtic Park.

I was 100% correct with Majstorovic, Izaguirre and Josh Thompson the last time [wooot go me. .] but as most of this is paper speculation I highly doubt it, although I fully expect at least a few of the following players to be involved in transfers to/from Celtic park.

Glenn Loovens - Cardiff on loan, and (the hear-say bit) apparently nearly a done deal.
Sources: Scotland on Sunday, Wales online.
Notes: He wasn't selected today on the bench.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné - West Brom, £2.5M(+).
I'm going to be a bit different here and say that this is not actually in the process of taking place, for a number of reasons:
1) He's been a regular so far this season and is playing well and I definitely think he's got a part to play and believe Lennon thinks the same.
2) I don't see why we'd buy for £4.XM and sell for £2.5M only a season later unless there are add-ons involved (although I suppose 2.5M would go 50% of the way towards paying the reported 5M debt).
3) One cited article is formatted almost as a carbon copy of the format used in a Football Manager 2010 rumour. Addict here, go figure.
Regardless, sources: Goal.com, Daily Mail, Birmingham Mail.

Marc Crosas - Anything I've heard has been hearsay, and he's said publicly he doesn't want to leave (SkySports, May 2010). However, Lennon is apparently looking to offload some players though to generate transfer kitty (News of the World, 22/08/10) so he might be one of them given the number of midfielders. I reckon he may still have a peripheral part to play though, so 50/50 for me depending on advancements with other signings.
Notes: Wasn't selected today.

Lennon looking to make 3 signings (News of the World, 22/08/10) pending departures. From what he's said, this definitely includes a goalkeeper and a striker.

Dani Aranzubia - Deportivo. Apparently Celtic agreed a fee for him, but I've heard nothing more. He's a goalkeeper, and a cracking one at that.
Source, STV Sport.

Looks unlikely though as it seems we've almost signed. .

Frazer Forster - Newcastle, season long loan. Looking to be completed by Monday; and Lennon has apparently confirmed the intention to sign him during interview.
Source: BBC, STV Sport.

Kelvin Wilson - Nottingham Forest.
Notes: Following the departure of Glenn Loovens.
Source: Mail on Sunday.

Joseph Yobo - Everton (loan).
Source: BBC.

Amato Ciciretti and Alessandro Orchi - Two Roma youngsters (16). Can't really say much more as I know nothing about them other than I reckon they'll be hot prospects rather than 1st teamers if deals go through.
Source: Tribal Football.

Other unsourced hearsay rumours include the usual Ivan Ramis (Mallorca, 1.5M), Sean St. Ledger (Preston, 3M), Shay Given (loan) and Robbie Keane (loan) but for me Ramis/St. Ledger are just skeletons dug back up from the last window, Given is probably not going anywhere, and Keane is just pie in the sky.

I've also heard some laughable rumours regarding Arsenal's intention to sign Effrain Juarez (Givemefootball.com, Scottish Sun) and for Celtic to go back in for David James given Bristol's managerial crisis but I'll eat my scarf and buy a season ticket at Ibrox if any of these actually happen.

Some selected ones on here:
Bojan - Heard nothing, would love and wouldn't write it off entirely it but probably another skeleton and definitely a long shot so going to say no, especially if we sell his buddy Crosas.
Vela - Arsenal 1st teamer even if a fringe player, pie in the sky based on Juarez being here, no.
Cervi - Napoli. We've 2 keepers; 3 after bringing one in and Napoli can do better than a 3rd choice SPL keeper. No.
Gudjohnsson - For me, not as outlandish as it might seem. . No source found though although we have been linked before. Skeleton?
Hutton - I lol'd.

23 Aug 2010 02:27:39
M.Crosas to mallorca 1.8m euros -possible
F.Adu to celtic 2.9m- no chance
Bojan Krkic to celtic 12month loan-doubt it
R.Keane to celtic 7m-possible
loovens to cardiff 12 month loan- likely
st ledger to celtic 2.3m- hope not

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23 Aug 2010 00:33:06
Bye the way the person that said give forster a chance he had most clean sheets at norwich in championship and all that nonsense. . . .norwich werent in championship last season FACT. whoopy do he kept most clean sheets in the english third league cos he was in a good team. if hes that good why is he not even number 2 ahead krul?? and since wenger wants a decent goalie whys he not at them??he can't be that good and expect zaluska to be number 1. .bojan is coming on loan hes no chance to get regular games that's why hes coming here on loan then when barca sell ibrahimovic next season he will start getting games. im the man so listen before u start slabbering pish seriously u don't have a clue. . .SIMPLES. .

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23 Aug 2010 00:08:14
22 Aug 2010 22:44:10
Ssn have just announced that ranger's are in talks with the jacksons over a loan deal with bubbles

i thought they signed him 2 years ago and he now calls himself maurice

SORRY ED THIS IS QUITE CLEARLY RACIST, AND FROM THE GREAT UNWASHED IT IS EVEN MORE OFFENSIVE {editor's note - my bad, misread that as him talking about Maurice being one of the Jacksons, not as Bubbles. I was thinking that maybe he looks like one of the Jacksons. Sorry!}

23 Aug 2010 00:06:56
Reason loovens was not playing today he is set for cardiff city, also been 2 bids for fortune and crosas, expect crosas and loovens to leave this week unsure if fortune will lleave as looks like found the perfect position for him wide right hail hail

22 Aug 2010 23:58:01
Kelvin wilson 2 celtic, source=former player

22 Aug 2010 23:55:55
Right get some facts straight and no one talking about first. .

Were suppose to be signing a good number 1 goalkeeper so why are we signing somone that's 3rd choice at a team that's only just been promoted to epl and hes been on loan to stockport and bristol rovers so much for aiming a bit higher lot of bull we should of got given.
word is that bojan krkic is coming to celtic on 12month loan deal because of the good relation we have with barcelona and with them signing villa was going to be hard so expect it to break on deadline day.

now you are saying why we gettin a keeper that 3rd tear, right for those who don't know, forster, got player of the year at norwich in the championship, had the most clean sheets, also got the golden gloves. given would cost us a fortune, and we are getting forster with right to buy at end of loan, what point of bringing in given, he not our player and we want to buid a team. he is 22 years old, fantastic shot stopper, awesome at crosses becasue of 6 feet 7 but great hands, also fantastic at one on one, this is a keeper for the future and has been tipped as a future number one of england, so before say he s* t, check first to see who he is and what he is like. to many talk about players before they know anything about players, has any of lennons signings been s* t no, and there all in early 20's too so he building a team for now and the future, and i for like this signing as i think its a much better than one, and he much better than westwood of coventry?. and where you gettin bojan, lived in barcelona for 2 years, coming back this year to live again, you mad, bojan is very simalar to messi, size, speed, touch and is amazing talent there is no way in hell we going to get the prodigy? use are mad

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