Football Rumours Archive April 10 2008
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Mensah 5 mil
Crouch 7 mil
Gutierrez 7 mil
aubey 2 mil
To the Tottenham fan (pie n mash) who thinks they are gettin David Villa, you are dreamin, I have no idea where he is off to but it's not Tottenham the biggest signing you can hope for in Summer is daniel Alves
Babyaro being sold by Newcastle? hard when they do not own the player he now plays for LA Galaxy. if Porto do get penalties for the allegations that are facing them expect Liverpool to go for Quaresma, he is not an Arsene signing as he will expect to play every game.
Glenn Little to make an emotional return to Turf Moor in the Summer on a free transfer
St. Ledger to sign for Burnley from Preston for 1.5 m along with Mckenna on a free transfer
Jeremy Menez is a target for Arsenal, Liverpool and Inter. –MB–
Hearts are to offer big money to lure Craig Levein back from Dundee United as manager + will look to take Lee Wilkie and Mark Kerr with him, also Dundee rated young star Kevin Mcdonald might make the move to the capital. on a lighter note for Hearts fans, jambo forward Callum Elliot is on the short list to appear on the next series of the bbc's come dancing which starts end of may, but only if he gets permission from club owner Romanov
All, who are saying Wenger is going to speend big should shut up. Wenger is doing everything possible to keep this squad in exclusion of jens Lehmann, Gilberto Silva and niclass Bendtner who will be leaving in the Summer and been loaned respectively. expect the inclusions of vela, botelho, Merida, gibbs and lasbury in the first team. these are confirmed targets by Wenger in the Summer, ben arfa, delgado, diogo Luis santo and maybe Diego ribas the cunha(highly unlikely)as he may cost big. but eexpect a household name as Wenger is looking to bolster his thin squad for next years campaign.
Arsenal – Ben Arfa
Chelsea– Luka modric
Man United– Toulalan
Tottenham – Milito Of Zaragoza
Liverpool– Rafinha and Bentley
Sunderland – Jonny Evans And Forlan
Manchester City – Danny Gabbidon and RONALDINHIO
Blackburn – Pennant
Henry To Arsenal. The Great 1 is back. Great coup Arsene
North east place 2 be next year.
Newcastle – Nakamura, o shea, Govou of lyon
Sunderland – Forlan, evans, Fletcher (Man United link again)
Middlesborough – Jussi, Huddlestone, Kevin Nolan,
Jimmy bullard also attracting interest from all 3 teams.
Arsenal will look to sign Real Madrid Spanish Midfielder Guti and is seriously looking at signing Scott Carson to replace Jens Lehmann.
To Newcastle fans who think Rangers will let Cuellar go for 4–5 million. get a grip. he's our best defender, rated better than hutton, been essential in this seasons title win, hardly put a foot out of line all season.
hutton was forced out for 8/9 million. it would take at least this to get Cuellar.
Rangers to sign:
andrew driver and cristophe berra
2 in a row in the pipworks
Celtic – All this keek about who will take over from Strachan needs to stop. Only 2 people will decide if he goes or stays, wee chesney himself or Dermot Desmond – although the smart money is on Strachan quitting (which after 2 championships, Scottish and cis cups and 2x last 16 of Champions League shows how small–minded olde firm fans can be) – Celtic will not go for a manager in current employment as they do not want to pay any compensation which may be needed to sever the contracts of the likes of Gravesen/Balde. Again, smart money is on David O'Leary coming in with Neil Lennon stepping up to his assistant. If this happens look for the following exiting Paradise,
M Brown/A Boruc/L Naylor/G Caldwell/
B Balde/T Gravesen/S Nakamura/M Donati/C Killen/JVOH – these sales will generate nearly £18 million and will fund the following purchases –
S Given/Van Buyten or Kompany/M Kadlec or
G Halford/M Noble or T Huddlestone/these will be supplemented with some young up and coming from Scottish first division (McDonald, Dundee and McCarthy, Hamilton to name 2)
And remember 3–in–a–row still on – fat lady are not singing yet – Rangers have 5 away games out of last 7 –including 2 at Celtic, 1 each Aberdeen and Hibernian.
The rumours that Ronaldinho is moving to Arsenal are not true.
Ronaldinho's agent Roberto de Assis met up with Thaksin Shinawatra Monday night. Shinawatra is looking to bring the Brazilian superstar to the City of Manchester stadium.
As Ronaldinho will not be moving to Arsenal, Wenger will be looking to bring the the frech starlet Hatem Ben Arfa. The 2 one year old is a natural left footed played, and this is a quality that Arsenal do no have. Ben Arfa will cost about £15 million euro's (£11.8 million) He has been a target especially with concerns over the fitness of Tomas Rosicky.
Big transfers this Summer
Arsenal– Ben Arfa and Mexes will make a move to Arsenal for a combined fee of £20 million. Arsenal will also make a move for former player and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. He has been put on the transfer list as he is not enjoying life in Spain. Arsenal is the only English team he is considering a move to. Otherwise AC Milan is a choice.
Gilberto Lehmann Gallas Senderos Eboue Bendtner will all leave.
Chelsea could loose top quality player. Drogba Lampard Shevchenko Bridge Sidwell Shaun Wright–Phillips are all set to leave.
Palacio could seign to the Bridge aslo moving is Deco and Barzagli.
Man United are not to make many signings. The main transfer is Miguel Veloso.
Man United are to let a few people to go to the former Man United player Roy Keane. Sunderland will sign Evans Pique and Fletcher. These will sign for £12 million. Keane is also set to bring former Man United player Diago Forlan for £15 million.
Keane has been looking at signing the wonderkind Darren Hallfrom lower league football. He said he has the right qualities for the big game.
Liverpool will not sign all the major players they are rumoured to sign. Rafinha is the most likely to join, Joaquin is also set to sign.
Alonso Crounch Pennant Finnan are all set to leave.
King Kevs five signings will be.
trust me this is not a rumour but fact.
Looks like the Gordon Strachans time at Celtic is over. Look for the dream team of Roy Keane, Paul Lambert and Neil Lennon in place for next season
A good friend of mine who is quite a well known football agent was telling me the other day that he is currently negotiating a number of deals on behalf of the club involving North African players joining next season. He said most of them were loans, with the idea of showcasing them to a wider audience on behalf of their clubs, with Hearts taking a future cut of any transfer fee. The following names were mentioned:
Mohamed Amine Chermiti
The Hammers will be signing Steve Sidwell and Wayne Bridge in the Summer. The Sidwell deal has been agreed.
Rumours from inside man at the Guardian newspaper –
Liverpool will not have massive clear out as some people are saying.
Carson is not not wanted by either Villa or Manchester City so he will stay and Itandje will be sold (Rennes interested already).
Finnan will move on (Blackburn have enquired) and be replaced by Rafinha of Scalke 04.
Hyypia has signed a new 1–year deal as will Kewell (both players will end their careers at the end of next season).
Pennant to leave (he has a choice of Newcastle or Villa). David Silva will arrive from Valencia – the Spanish side want Riise as part of the deal but despite reports, Benitez has no wish for him to leave.
Youngsters Rouque, Le tallec, El Zhar, Leto and Hobbs will all be allowed to go but Mihaylov and Insua will only go anywhere on loan (Newcastle have enquired about Insua while Dutch side FC Twente have already made a £1 million bid for Mihaylov).
Up front, apparently, Benitez has a problem. Voronin will go to Scalke 04 as part of the Rafinha deal but Rafa did want to bring in another forward. If he does, Crouch wants to go. Benitez's original targets were Aguero (Ath. Madrid), Saviola (Real) or Gudjohnsen (FC Barcelona). If one of these is available, Benitez will have to make a decision on either selling Crouch (at least 6 clubs interested) or Kuyt (Ajax have asked to be kept informed).
Finally, there is no truth in the rumours that Alonso is leaving, it is purely paper talk since Mascherano signed on a permanent deal.
Plymouth Argyle defender MARCEL SEIP has been placed on the transfer list after refusing to sit on the bench against Charlton recently. This has alerted WEST BROM, IPSWICH, LEICESTER and BOLTON who have all be monitoring the Dutchman. Plymouth will be looking for offers in excess of £2 million.
Plymouth also face a major rebuilding job in the Summer with a number of players out of contract and manager Paul Sturrock struggling to win the confidence of the dressing room after his side's recent collapse. They have been in play–off contention all season, but have now fallen away badly.
Many players are upset that club captain Paul Wotton's is seemingly untouchable despite his poor form since return from serious injury. There is a great deal of unrest and bad feeling in the camp which has affected form over recent weeks.
Expect the following:
Marcel Seip (£2 million+ )
Paul Connolly (Out of Contract)
Lilian Nalis (Out of Contract)
Krizstian Timar (£2.5 million)
Peter Halmosi (£3 million)
Nick Chadwick (Out of Contract)
Luke Summerfield (Out of Contract)
Romain Larrieu (Retire due to ill health)
Ashley Barnes (released)
Lee Hodges ( one year)
Paul Wotton (2 years)
Matt Doumbe (2 years)
Nadjim Abdou (2 years)
TARGETS (Budget £11 million):
Gary Teale (Derby County) £350 k after loan
Russell Anderson (Sunderland) £600 k after loan
Albert Adamoah (Barnet) £200 k
Stuart Fleetwood (Forest Green) £200 k
Kevin Lisbie (Colchester) £450 k
Chris Porter (Motherwell) £650 k
Matthew Spring (Luton) £250 k
Calum Davenport (the Hammers) £550 k
Alan Gow (Rangers) £300 k
Rab Douglas (Leicester) Bosman
John Ruddy (Everton) £400 k
Wes Hoolahan (Blackpool) £750 k
Derek Riordan (Celtic) £600 k
Bobo Balde (Celtic) £350 k
Peter Crouch – 10 mill
bridge – 6 mill
bafetimbi gomis – 12 mill
Diego – 15 mill
wes Brown – free or 2 mill
Alan Smith – 5 mill
Rozenhal – 3 mill
Steve harper – 2 mill
n'zogbia – 8 mill
Summer Transfer Rumours.
Berbatov– Man United/AC Milan
Shevchenko– AC Milan
Bentley– 13–14 million
Aaron Lennon– 13.5 million
AMAURI– 8–10 million, If Not expect Rafa to try for Kenwynne Jones.
David Villa– £25 million
Crouch– Manchester City/Tottenham
Kewell– the Hammers
The Norwich board and delia are going to back Roeder all the way in the Summer. Expect the signings of:
Bobby Zamora (but if this fails expect a move for David Healy)
Also loan moves will feature again with Ched Evans being lined up again and Illiev from Cska Sofia
Just letting everyone know that Babayaro has been released. happened about three months ago so the guy who said he's leaving for 750 thousand is incorrect. real rumours are rafinha going to Liverpool, kameni going to Tottenham, ben arfa to one of the London teams, Dani Alves or lahm to man u
Kenny Miller leaving the rsams for a minimal fee of £2.5 mill
Derby will be bringing in the likes of
Hossam Ghaly and Kevin Phillips
Gow to Plymouth on loan.
hyypia to Rangers
Davis move perm to Rangers
Some guy last week doubted my "report" that Henry could be at AVfc in the Summer, and not for his holidays. I sat with an agent on my flight to Spain.
Today it is reported that Henry is available for transfer. There will be others who want too sign him but as I stated, he likes MON's style of play.
What are the odds on MON signing Carson after his display on Saturday? Quite long I think. Price now £1 million, previously I have been generous and quoted £3/4 million but Saturday proved my point.
If AVfc do not get Henry, that is IF, then Ashton will be at VP for 2008/09.
With promotion for the MK Dons virtually in the bag, Paul Ince is already looking at transfer targets for next season and is thought to be looking to reunite former strike force Izale McLeod and Clive Platt.
Both left MK last Summer to move to the Championship, but neither move has worked out how they would have hoped. Platt's efforts will surely not be enough to save Colchester from relegation, while McLeod has been almost completely frozen out of the first team picture at Charlton.
MK's remarkable achievements this season have been despite not having a prolific forward, and if Platt and McLeod could return and replicate their goalscoring form of the 06–07 season, few would rule out a second successive promotion.
Anyway. Andy Johnson to the Hammers – maybe swap + cash (either way) for Etherington or Ashton.
Alan Gow of Rangers to go out on loan to Airdrie United if promoted to the first division.
Liverpool are chasing Dutch winger Romeo Castelen, a bid in the region of 8 million Euros will be made. –MB–
Everton RUMOUR, chimbonda will not be coming to Everton. we already have a good right back. also Lennon going to Newcastle forget it, Lennon going across the park to the red half, as most know apart from the red half that Bentley is off to the spuds. expect kallstrom at Goodison
NEWS FROM THE LANE, regarding paper talk of Dos Santos being linked with all major clubs in the uk, I can and will tell you that most of them will not touch him at all, apart from those with a liking for Russian roulett, the guy is a party animal and will not listen to reason and barce are fed up with him staying out all night, missing training, missing games and team togeathers, the guy is talented but the only talent he likes are those in the night clubs.
For the last time will people stop saying that Newcastle United will sell Babayaro, not only is he not there anymore, he left before Christmas, but he is not even still at LA Galaxy. Also Steve Harper for 500 k it would not surprise me if he keeps the jersey ahead of Given and why take Jussi even on a free when we have Harper/Given and two of the best Goal Keeper prospects around in Krul and Forster who has just signed a new contract. Please stop this nonsense and write someything about your own club as you obviously are not an NUfc supporter.
Could all these rumours of Blackburn Rovers players and manager moving to all and sundry please stop Blackburn are on the up. David Bentley will sign a new contract shortly but with a get out Clause in case Blackburn fail to get into Europe next season, he realises he is at the best possible club at the present time and playing regulary and working under a good enough manager to progress beyond the level that has already got him into the national squad, he's only been barking on and on because of his frustration at the lack of depth and transfer funds availible to Mark Hughes which has become apparent to him and others in the squad in the second half of the season, this is going to change in the Summer with sparky been given up to 10/15 million to spend. the only top 4 team he would possibly go to is Liverpool and he's in two minds about that after all the recent arguements ther and the squad rotation policy, Man United are not interested and he does'nt want to go back to Arsenal after the way he was treated there, also there are not no buy back Clause in his contract either as I have read on here, he also realises he would have to make do with the bench at Chelsea and by his own admission this would'nt be good for his international career, he are not to keen about moving back to London either. he wants regular European football and that he certainly will not get at Tottenham so please stop carping on about it Tottenham fans. so if Blackburn fail to get in Europe this season or next (not likely tho) expect him to move to one of the many teams after him in Spain. Mr common sense.
Regarding Tottenham rumours, Diego Forlan will not be joining Tottenham, he will, if he returns? go back up to the north. Lennon will not be going to newcatle sorry lad's he is off to Liverpool, chimbonda to Everton nope, they will not want him. as for Bentley he is a Tottenham fan, as said on soccer am, his mates are mainly Tottenham fans too and he desp want a return to London, expect Tottenham to approach Newcastle with the idea to swap dawson with Taylor? Tottenham may also look to make another swoop on Blackburn for Pederson although I have heard a deal is nearly done for capel, there is I big rumour down here regarding the return of Terry Henry and where he will end up? the rumour being Liverpool?
NEWS FROM THE LANE, a quick brag; posted on here a few weeks ago along with some one else posting the same rumour around the same time, that Ronaldinho being released from barce, well if you believe to–days papers that is what will happen in the Summer. but what the pappers do not mention is his eventual destination which will be Anfield. now that is 5 out of 6 rumours predicted right in the last six weeks.
The Hammers will use their connection through Gianluca Nani to possibly swoop for some Italians.
Although firstly Curbs will offload Hayden Mullins to Stoke, Nigel Quashie will join Wigan, Luis Boa Morte will move to Birmingham, Bobby Zamora will join Bolton and finally Jonathan Pantsil will complete a move to Blackburn.
With the income of around £12 million from those sales, the Hammers will seal the signings of Darren Bent for £12 million, Joe Mattock for £4 million and Curci of Roma will join on loan which will confirm the exit of Richard Wright who'll move to Leicester.
Rafinha (10 million)
Michael Owen (swap)
Adam Johnson (5 million)
Gonzalo Higuain (15 million)
Pennant + Riise + Crouch (Owen + £15 million) Newcastle
Harry Kewell (free) Juve
Andrey Voronin (1 million) Middlesborough
Scott Carson (7 million) Tottenham
Danny Guthrie (3 million) Bolton
Plessis, Pacheco and Insua will get occasional matches
PIE MASH 'N' PAELLA – Firstly S10 was right, F= Defoe has not signed a permanent deal yet as he is only on loan due to the compicity of the Benjani deal.
Also to whomever wrote about Robbie Keane being a Celtic fan is a fool – He has stated many times is love for Liverpool again this year after scoring in the 2–2 draw at Anfield.
Only Liverpool rumours at the moment w/o dreaming is the arrival of A young English winger who has already signed along with 2 S. Americans
I have a mate who works for LFC and there have been a few interesting recent developments
1) Gillett has come to an agreement with DIC
2) Hicks cannot raise any more money
3) Deal for Rafins been concluded
4) Agreement with Blackburn reached for Bentley
Rafa also has agreements in the pipeline for Aguero, Quaresma, Johnson, and Lahm. He also wants Huntelaar, but he's off to FC Barcelona to replace Henry
To the guy that said Newcastle will sell Babayaro and Steve harper. firstly Babayaro left ages ago for LA galaxy. harper had the chance to join Celtic in January but decided to stay. if any goalie leaves it will be given and he will look abroad. leaving will be Carr, n'zogbia (unfortunately), ameobi and Rozenhal. keegan will listen to offers for smith, emre, Duff, cacapa and Geremi. keegan is happier with the squad than first thought and will only sign players which will improve the squad greatly. ambitious targets include Deco, arshavin, Metzelder and Henry. however, keegan may look to raid the relegated teams for squad improvement with the signings of Aaron Hughes, Kevin nolan, Matthew Taylor and jimmy bullard being considered as squad players. gomis from st. ettienne and Kalouda will e the first two signings.
Manuel Fernandes permanment transfer 8 mil
Stephen pienaar permamment transfer 2 mil
Brian howard 5 mil
Sylvain ebanks blake 2 mil
Kim kallstrom 6 mil
Thomas Gravesen to Celtic free transfer
Tony hibbert to Sheff United 1.5 mil
Andy van der medye to south china FC free transfer
Victor anichebe on loan to Watford
this is alright because I can predict the future.