Football Rumours Archive August 10 2006

 

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Stephane Bikey set to sign for the Royals thursday afternoon for a fee thought to be around £250k, in the coming week Reading set to wrap up deals for £3.5m John Mensah, £1m Matt Holland, £1.5m Nolberto Solano and part/exchange Bobby Zamora for Steve Sidwell plus money.

The only person I have seen on here talking any sense is the Arsenal fan who yesterday dismissed the idea of Mascherano going to the Emirates as they have Diaby everything you said was spot on. If only all fans were so realistic!

For my club Man Utd Senna looks to be a done deal although I would have preferred Hargreaves as the guy has an awesome engine. Don't expect a striker to come as I truly think Torres wants to stay in Spain and I reckon he is waiting for Barcelona to come a knockin! In saying that I would not completely rule out the idea of Tevez SAF might think he will get a good deal on the player with his fan problems in Brazil!

As for Liverpool Torres will not be coming to you guys sorry. I really don't think Raffa the Gaffa would spend that much money on one player he is too shrewd. He would rather spend probably less than half on Kuyt who works like a donkey and has a great scoring ratio (a min of about 22 a season last 4 years) there is only us or Chelski Stupid enough to spend that much on one player. As for Alves I don't think you will sign him either 12 million for a bench warmer for Pennant and Finnan I don't think so!

As for the rest of you dream about who you want it would take another Abramovich for any of the other clubs to catch the BIG FOUR!!

Charlton News- Dowie will sign Fiore for £2m, Isaksson for £2.1m and Gyan £1.5m. he will also bid for M'Bami and try to sign at least 2 of the players he has on trial.

Man Utd News - Ribery, Tevez and Senna will all join in a week. While SAF will bid for Torres 3 days before the window closes, this is because atletico want to sell after Torres said he will leave no matter what next summer (when he will have a year left on his contract) and will not sign a new deal, which will mean they could lose £15m plus.

All of you that believe Man Utd will be getting more than one striker are nuts. It will only be Torres or Tevez. Not both, not ibra, Martins or Klose.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham are all keeping track of Dinamo Zagreb's talented 20-year old playmaker Luka Modric. The young Croatian international is contracted to the club till 2015, and while Dinamo would like to retain his services for as long as possible, a sizeable offer will be enough to pry away this burgeoning talent.

Modric has particularly caught the eye of Arsene Wenger, after he impressed against Arsenal in their Champions League qualifier against Dinamo Zagreb. However, with Rosicky already on Arsenal's books, Wenger has other interests.

arsenal

the reyes and cole situation is unsettled and if they are sold a defender will be first priority gallas,aubey,kaboul,faty,abidal any which one or two ribery is a possibility altough AW is downplaying it he will only buy him if reyes does leave and move hleb to left but a left footed player might also be the main target since we may lose 2 left footers malouda? sneijder? lahm?

Real Madrid will sign either Diara(30 mil), kaka or Ribery within the next few weeks. Torres will not leave for any club in england except Liverpool. Another interesting point is that Fc Porto's new 18 yr old Brazillian wonderkid 'Anderson' is playing up to his hype of the next 'Ronaldinho', That Sir Alex Ferguson was very impressed at the former Gremio stars performance during the Amsterdam Tournament. Inter and Real have also shown interest, But porto wont let him go for atleast 2 more years. Perfect solution for Real's Left mid problem

looks like Arsenal is keen on Damir Mikulic from Dinamo Zagreb after an impressive performance in the CL game overnight

Newcastle will sign SWP on loan, with a view to a 10mil buy at the end of the season. GR has used former Chelsea boys Duff, Parker and Babs to convince him to come. A shock rumour at the moment is that James Beattie will join the toon for around 9 million . . with the n.o. 9 shirt being a massive attraction.

MANCHESTER CITY - Stephen Ireland being courted by various clubs including Charlton and Celtic. City will accept £2 million for his services.

WBA after a forward before their visit to Southampton, Robson looking to bring in, on loan, either James Vaughan from Everton or Paul Gallagher from Blackburn, also on loan

- BLACKBURN ROVERS NEWS-

Andre Ooijer has signed a 2 year with Blackburn, the fee for the Dutch International right-back is £2m

Ryan Nelsen is set to complete a £5.2m move to Portsmouth

Rovers will replace him with Robert Huth, 1 year loan with a view to a £5.5m permanent deal

Rovers also tracking Gary McSheffrey of Coventry

Also Newcastle will sign Wayne Bridge on Frisay for £4m as soon as the Ashley Cole deal is done

SHARPY

There is much more to the Campbell to Pompey deal than meets the eye. Suffice to say Harry and Sol had consulted over 8 months ago. Both have benefitted financially from the deal and Arsenal have been well and truly stitched up. Keep an eye on the agents, no doubt one day this deal will be included in the invstigation into Harry.

ashley cole set to join chelsea. it is a done deal. one thing that makes it difficult is just because of gallas. if chelsea want to give gallas to gunners, then cole will leave for around 15 mill.

ribery only come if reyes leave

actually we dont need any attacking midfielder anymore. but ribery is too special

expect arsene to sign a world class defender or holding midfielder. i expect gallas to join. left back is unecessary as clichy is marvelous. but if arsene want to make a move, it would be eric abidal of lyon. monsieur wenger will also look for a defensive midfielder. his target are hargreaves or muntari. no mascherano, we dont need torres either. IF ARSENAL DONT BUY ANY EXPERIENCED PLAYER, be prepare to loss Thierry Henry. I know he is very dissapointed now with the club movement in the transfer.

I have a friend in Spain who had a young Barcelona player called Arnau Riera in his restaurant on Sunday night. He has a LOT of contacts in football and he is friends with Arnau and his family. I was told on Monday that he would be joining Sunderland from the Barcelona 'B' team, but I thought nothing of it until I turned on Sky Sports News on Wednesday to find out that he's joined Sunderland. He was also the one to tell me about Cesc Fabregas and Fran Merida joining Arsenal. How true the latest link is I don't know but he says that Tottenham are considering a bid for Barca's promising midfielder Andres Iniesta. You can tell he has strong interest in Barcelona, but that's because he's Catalunyan. Iniesta has been on the fringes at Camp Nou for several years but hasn't made himself a regular, which has alerted plenty of sides including Spurs. Following the sale of Michael Carrick, there's a slot in the midfield area to compete with new signing Didier Zokora and boss Martin Jol feels Iniesta is the man for it.

martins and kuyt to newcastle in a combined price of £15 million. done deal!

ARSENAL NEWS!

Arsenal are likely to offload Reyes to Madrid for 9 mil. Although I was hoping for at least 15 mil to recover his transfer cost.AW has denied making a bid for Ribery,this could change as Henry is absolutely urging AW to make news signings.If Ashley Cole and Reyes leaves, I believe Ribery,Abidal and Alou Diarra could be recruited.Not surprising for a french manager.Surely there will be a defender coming in.

The fates of Reyes and Cole will be hanging on the 2nd leg of Dinamo Zagreb, if any of them is left out,almost certainly they will, but I must warned you,BOTH of them could leave by the end of the week. =A very reliable source=

As a Celtic fan it pains me to read some of the rumours posted here. Petkov, Bulgarian full-back will not sign - he's not fit enough! As for "big-name" strikers - Makaay/Keane/Ashton/Zamora, no chance, we do not have the money. Only big name signing we could afford is the dutch bloke, Van hesselink of Vennegoor, and thats just coz its a big name. Petrov to Villa very probable, that will put 5mill in kitty but thats for at least 3 players + wages. .so don't expect much. One rumour that may unfold is John Sutton of St Mirren to Celtic, his big brother has hinted strongly about this. The other is a full-backand a loan deal for Patrice Evra is a strong possibilty. So forget Gravesen and Keane and Makaay and lets get real here Hoops fans. . Hail Hail

Glen Roeder has stated that he is a few days away from making the next Newcastle signing. Step up all the usual suspects Martins, Kuyt but more realistically Bridge and/or Gravesen. Or even Adriano, forever the optimists us Newcastle fans just ask The Hammers lol

watford to sign trialists tomaz priskin and Joseph Job (middlesborogh)in next 3-4 days.

Also securing the loan signings of Theo Walcott and Chris Eagles!!!

Tottenham in the lead to sign Argentine Valencia centre back Roberto Ayala. franck Ribery looks set to join Arsenal for 13.5m euros. expect cole and reyes to leave.

Ok, have read a few Rumours on here with regards to Norwich and they are all wide of the mark.

We won't be signing Freddy Eastwood unless Earnshaw leaves and with Blackburn signing Benny Mcarthy this will only happen if Ashton moves to the Toon and West Ham want Earnshaw which is highly unlikely.

Worthy has stated that 700,000 on Croft was most of our budget so where would the 1.75 million for Eastwood come from? We are looking for 1 more player, a target man, approaches will be made for Sutton and Ferguson who are both available on frees but unless they significantly reduce their wage demands we will move for Izzie Mcleod for around 750k

Benny boy

By now i think many of you know that Manchester United have completed the deals of Carrick, Senna and Kuszczak. However in the next 48 hours, Manchester United are to complete the signing of one of the following: Adriano of Inter (20million) , Tevez of Corinthians(17million) or Torres (26million)of A.Madrid. If Malcolm Glazer accepts Ferguson's request for a raise of funds, it is likely that we will sign two of the strikers named above. This is all 100% true. I am one to be trusted BECAUSE i truly have inside info not just like others on this site that make up things.

All these rumours about Gallas leaving Chelsea are rubbish. They wont sell him, they will let him rot in the reserves.

As Crespo has gone to Inter on a free, they are now looking for a new striker. Names on Jose's list are Martins, Adriano, Eto'o, Torres and Tevez. He will get one of these, most likely Martins or Adriano.

Cole will not be moving across London because no agreement could be reached on a transfer fee. Instead Jose Mourinho has turned his attention to Lahm and Abidal.

In January Chelsea will be looking to bring in a new centre back, which will be ledley king or calling alex back from his loan at PSV. They will also be aiming to replace Makele who is retiring at the end of the season. The targets for his replacement are Gattuso and Mascherano.

100% true

GOONER NEWS Dont be fooled by AW'S press conference,a bid for Franck Ribery is only a matter of hours not days away?Arsenal are in a strong position as they know Ribery's first choice destination is Arsenal.Chelsea have also caved in and are expected to meet Arsenal's asking price of £25million for Ashley Cole.Arsene Wenger is only interested in six players these are Franck Ribery(marseille),Younes Kaboul(aj auxerre),Nuri Sahin(borussia dortmund),Julio Baptista(real madrid),Robinho(real madrid)and Curtis Davies(west brom)if none of these are availible then no more signings will be made.Real Madrid are reportedly about to offer Julio Baptista plus £3.5million for Reyes but Arsene Wenger would prefer a straight swap for Robinho?

Newcastle will sign dirk kuyt tommorow along with a new defender which will be either Jonathan Woodgate OR Ryan Nelsen.

West Ham are angling to sign Garvin from Ipswich and are dangling Noble as bait in an exchange/ cash deal. Ipswich want Noble on a season long loan but are unable to meet his wages.

Hello all, Ive heard that Mathieu Bodmer of Lille OS is on the wanted list by Paul Le Guen at Rangers. My brother is a physio with the French side and by all accounts Rangerts have asked him to come over to see there state of the art training facility in Glasgow.

Matheau claims to be intrested in a top club, Rangers being one of them. Although, having already declined a move to Arsenal as he would have to be used as a squad player. Paul Le Guen is expected to pay in the region of 6 million euros for the player who is contracted to the French club until 2011. The money from a sports deal in the UK is being used for the finaces.

The deal will go through once Fernando Ricksen heads out of Glasgow either on a free transfer or being released.

celtic will persue there intrest in timockek graveson bridge (loan) and complete the signing of roy makaay for 3 mil

the celtic team for the season and in europe will be =

- - - - - Buroc- - - - - -

- wilson- balde- mcmanus- bridge

- - - - - timochek- - - - -

- petrov- - graveson- - nakamura

- - - - zurawaski- makaay- - -

SUBS BENCH

marshall

riordan

calldwell

jarosic

millar

maloney

I know that fernando torres is linked with every big club, but he will sign for the biggest of them all. . liverpool. Rafa will bid for him now as the alves deal is off so he has 15 mill to spend. Add to this add ons and maybe luis garcia and harry kewell they could well get him now. It is doubtful though so a deal could be done next summer for a lower price and allow rafa to sign other targets this summer. A Left winger when kewell goes? right winger? If this is right then liverpool will sign a striker on loan now to hold the fourth striker spot till torres comes. Unfortunately it looks like trezuguet who i think is over rated. Other strikers available on loan are Ibrahimovic, raul and maybe del piero.

ARSENAL NEWS

Moneybags cole will get his wish and become a chelsea player on friday and we will get Gallas in return so all is not too bad. Wenger will also relectuntly let reyes go as he is home sick as oppose to wanting to leave for the money. Arsenal will take the cash then use some of it to buy ribery and this is all what will be happening until january where wenger might spring a few surprises!!!

Manchester City

Andreas Isaksson will sign for Manchester City in the next 48 hours after agreeing terms at Eastlands. The transfer fee is understood to be in the region of £2.5M and the deal is due to be completed on reciept of the £2M received for England #2 David James.

Everton will complete the signing of City's Antoine Sibierski after Stuart Pearce has given permission for them to speak to the Frenchman. Sibierski, 32, has one year left on his current deal and City will let him go for free.

Antoine was nothing more than a fringe player at the club last year and with Joey Barton signing a new contract and the arrival of Dabo and Hamann, his football looks even more limited at CoMs. Moyes tried, and failed to bring Sibierski to Everton a couple of years back, but the attacking midfielder chose a move to the blues.

Grays Ath's Dennis Oli (who was previously on trial at Watford) will sign for a Championship in the coming days. It is widely thought that it will be either Southend, Ipswich, Crystal Palace or QPR.

tottenham 2 sign- mido=3m

chimbonda=5.5m

saviola=season loan

van de vaart=8m

villa 2 sign, hargreaves=8m,martins=7m,huth=5m and petrov=5.5m

BB

CELTIC WILL NOT SIGN PETKOV - THEY HAVE ALREDY REJECTED HIM AND SO WILL SIGN IAN HARTE FOR 200 THOUSAND PETROV WILL GO BECOSE ONEILL WILL PAY CELTIC THERE 7 MIL AND THT WILL MEAN THT CELTIC WILL SIGN SCOTT BROWN FOR 3 MIL AS THE REPLACEMENT ALSO A BIG TARGET MAN ON THE WAY POSSIBLY IBRAHIMOVIC ON LOAN OR GARY OCONNER AS HE HAS NOT SETELED IN TO LIFE IN MOSCOW AND WANTS A RETURN TO SCOTLAND

To all you Man U fans that think Torres and Teves is goin 2 u then think agen coz Chelsea will sign both of them. Crespo has left and they have the money. If what people are sayin are true about kraft not wanting to invest in Liverpool then i blame Parry. Liverpool are 1 ov the biggest clubs in the world and there must be thousands of people wanting 2 invest in them.

Man U will sign senna though(3.2m)and Defoe(9m)

Chelsea will sign Torres(30m) and Tevez(25m).

Arsenal will sign Ribery(16m)

Real Madrid will sign Kaka(35m),Reyes(18m) and Ashley Cole(5m + Julio Baptista)

Finally if Liverpool find an investor then they will sign Simao(15m),Villa(18m),Kuyt(12m)?,If no1 invests in Liverpool then they will buy Kuyt or Simao.

COME ON U REDS!!!!!!!!

Just heard from my friend who works at Saint Jameses Park and he was walking past the treatment room and who was sitting outside waiting for his medical none other than Ronaldo(brazilyn not that scumbag that plays for man u) U HEARD IT HERE FIRST! also heard its a possible swap deal for boomsong going the other way as capello wanted him for Juve last year!!! MON THE TOON ARMY!!!!!

Man u 2 sign martins 4 10 mill. hardgreaves 4 7 mill n kusiciak 4 3 mill. but in jan excpet bids 4 sahin adu kerlon

transfers dat wil appen b4 da windw shuts

diarra, reyes 2 real mad

kuszcak,senna 2 utd

ribery 2 arsenal

cashley 2 chelsea

ibrahimovic 2 milan

trezeguet 2 roma/lyon

vargas, distin, james, sorin, appiah, muntari, anleka 2 pompey

isakson, trabelsi 2 man city

kuyt 2 pool

martins, de cler 2 newcastle

petrov 2 villa

oijier 2 blackburn

mido,neill/chimbonda 2 spurs

simao, andrade 2 valencia

lucarelli, bonazolli 2 juve

julio cruz 2 torino

2 AL DA TRU UTD FANS OUT DER I JUS WANA A SAY DNT GET UR HPES UP 4 NXT SESON COS SENNA N KUZ WIL B DA ONLY PLAYAS CUMIN IN. IM SAYIN DIS COS AS UTD FANS WE AV 2 REALISE DAT FERGI HAS LOST DA PLOT!!!!!! WASTIN MONEY ON KUZ, CARRICK N SENNA LETTIN DA BEST PREM STRIKA GO. WID DIS TEAM WE WIL B LUCKY 2 FINISH TOP 4. I NO WE HAV WAYNE ROONEY BUT WE STIL NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED MASCHERANO, RIQUELME, RIBERY, LENNON N TORRES/HUNTELAAR N WE WIL B DA BST AGEN BUT SADLY DUE 2 FERIE'S ACTIONS THESE R JUS A DREAM WEN DEY CULD AV BEEN A REALITY

SAF will not sign another striker this summer. This is why he has refused to put Rossi his 5th striker out on loan. Arsenal will not sign Ribery much to my chagrin. He has already stated "where would I put him?" Won't play him in front of Hleb or Rosicky the two wingers. Abidal is coming in. Reyes leaves in a straight cash deal around 16.5m. The biggest Arsenal news is this: Ashley Cole isn't leaving for Chelsea. Arsene Wenger is wasting Mourinho's time so he won't get a bargain when he eventually switches his interest to Lahm. Martins is not coming to the premiership until January. An Ibrihimivich deal will not come until the last day of the transfer window locking Martins in until January.

i work for a UK solicitors and we're currently working on the contracts regarding two big name players moving to arsenal.

player 1 = owen hargreaves

player 2 = jonathan woodgate

newcastle to buy in the next few weeks include; martins £5 mil, kuyt £10 mil, bridge £4 mil and graversen £2 mil

READING NEWS

Our managing partner, Mike Boss, has recently met with John Madejski with a view to buying a controlling interest in the club.

JM has insisted on maintaining a 10% shareholding of the club and remaining on the board as part of the deal.

Scott Brown is not leaving Hibs to go to Hearts.

He is under contract and they cannot afford him. All hearts business is loan deals from abroad as they still owe 23 million pounds.

Arsenal will sell Jose Reyes to Real Madrid for a fee of around 15mil pounds in a matter of days. Franck Ribery will be his replacement, for a fee of 12mil pounds. Curtis Davies will finally sign for Arsenal, costing 6mil pounds. The Ghana defender Iliasu Shilla may also sign too if he impresses in his trial, sorting the defence. (C)Ashley Cole will move to Chelsea either for a fee of 30mil pounds(Wenger is holding out. .), or 20mil plus Gallas. The latter may be more likely than first thought. .

This is all

IN: Rosicky,Ribery,Davies,Gallas.

OUT: Bergkamp,Pires,Campbell,Reyes,Cole.

Norwich are working hard behind closed doors on bringing a top quality forward in. Expect to see one of either Izzale Mcleod, Lee Trundle, Freddy Eastwood or Karl Hawley in in the next couple of weeks

If all esle fails o the quest for a target man, Norwich will get Chris Sutton back. He is currently mulling over several offers but has already given his acceptance to norwich's offer and is just waiting for the green light on their behalf. Norwich would rather someone younger, and fitter than sutton, but he still may join as cover for the potential new target man if Peter Thorne leaves

kuyt will go liverpool for 12 mil if not then rafa will use his remaining summer money and combine it with the january money to bring in villa and possibly alves this would mean no1 is coming in january

Manchester United will complete the signing of Ronaldo from Real Madrid this coming weekend subject to passing a medical. This should end all speculation about Tevez/Torres etc. who they simply can't afford.

everton news

Heard from a source in the club who said Moyes wants to sign a left winger and a striker. These are believed to be Buckley + Sibierski.

Forget about Saviola and other big names, we have no money left, so lets be realistic.

man utd transefr completed : Adiano (40 mil), sena (6.5mil) , and marcelo lipi

PLENTY OF ACTIVATY AT EASTLANDS IN THE NEXT 5 DAYS WITH JAMES AND DISTIN TO PORTSMOUTH AND SIBIERSKI TO EVERTON TO BE REPLACED BY ISAKSON FROM RENNES,TRABELSI FROM AJAX,KEWELL FROM LIVERPOOL,SIDWELL FROM READING AND HUTH FROM CHELSEA. 80% OF THESE DEALS ARE NEAR COMPLETION, I HONESTLY DO WORK AT EASTLANDS ON THE GROUNDSTAFF AND THESE DEALS ARE GENUINE

Stillian Petrov will be at Aston Villa by Monday for £6million. Strachan will receive half of this fee to fund the signing of 3new players. First will be Kilmarnocks Stephen Naismith for half a million as a straight replacement for Petrov. 2nd signing will be Ian Harte for 1mllion. Final signing is Brian McBride from Fulham for 1.5million.

With Hearts now effectively out of Champions League expect Paul Hartley to sign for Celtic. The player is still elligible for Europe and is viewed as perfect replacement for Petrov.

Obafemi Martins is set to move to Tottenham, although Liverpool could spur a late interest for the Milan striker.

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Torres won't move to Man Utd because SAF is more than aware of the fact strikers from Spain rarely do well abroad. Instead expect him to persevere with the strikers he has until Jan when he will buy Huntelaar for 17million from Ajax. A better finisher who is better suited to Premiership.

Charlton's general manager Andrew Mills has been in the USA looking at Dempsey, Johnson, Wolff and Donovan. He also took in the all-star game against chelsea to look at Mikel, Diarra and Kalou as they Charlton are looking at taking at least 1 of them on loan.

I am not related to anyone at OT, nor have I seen or overheard anything, but I have read on News Now that on Italian TV Adriano's agent stated that he has agreed personal terms with United. Take that for what you will.

Reo Coker to man united, £15 million plus oshea! FACT!!

Tom Gibbins