Football Rumours Archive April 11 2007
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Paul Scholes IS joining Newcastle next season. Sounds ridiculous, I didn't believe it myself, but he is, from THE MAN WHO KNOWS.
I've been quiet about the 3 big LFC signings this Summer. But since the cat is out of the bag, this one can't really hurt. LFC have a deal in place with Samuel Eto. Sorry everyone else, this is already done, no real suprise at this point, but not publicized. Also, Rafa is setting up deals with all the key players. Alonso, Gerrard, Mascherano and Carragher (in no particular order) will all get long term deals. Rafga wants to keep Sissoko, but he may be considered expendable if another mid is brought in.
BERGKAMPWORLD Franck Ribery has a verbal agreement with Arsene Wenger that he will sign for Arsenal in the Summer if Marseille don't make the Champs league!Marseille have now said that Ribery can join Arsenal for £13.5million in july.
Arsenal are also close to tying up a deal to beat both Liverpool and Barcelona to the signing of Daniel Alves by offering Sevilla cash + a player or a straight swap to take Reyes back to his home town club?The Craig Gordon deal is already done as is the signing of Yago Fernandez.
John Collins is set to quit as Hibs boss, and will do on Monday should they lose the Scottish Cup semi final. This is as a result of the unrest at the club. He will be gambling on Chris Coleman losing his job at Fulham, where he may succeed him.
Tommy Craig will take charge until the end of the season, when Hobs will make a decision on a successor, and remarkably, if WBA fail to get promotion, Tony Mowbray may make a sensational return.
Real Madrid will bring in Jose Mourhinho as coach in the Summer. Mourhinho will bring Kaka, C. Ronaldo, jterry, Navas, Alves, Aguero and finally David Villa sntachin g him from Liverpools noses who will then battle it out for Eto'o along with Chelsea. Players being ofloaded for the new Real Madrid will be diego lopez, Salgado, (Guti part of the David Villa deal), Beckham, Roberto Carlos, Reyes, Pavon, Emerson javi Garcia and finnaly Raul will leave for Liverpool or Inter Milan. I just want to clear something here ROBINHO will not leave Real Madrid the board is happy with him as is he. Real Madrid finalised the deal of German cb at the weekend on a free. Real Madrids squad for the 2007, 2008 season Casalis Torres cicinho Alves Ramos Metlezer Terry Marcelo Meja Ronaldo Mata Gago Kaka Navas Baptista Diarra Robinho Villa Higuain Vanistelrooy Aguero
Further Coventry Rumours.
Iain Dowie watched Northern Ireland's Qualifer against Sweden at Windsor Park and is interested in signing Michael Duff from Burnley and Potentially David Healy if Leeds are relegated to League One at the end of the season
Also Expect Bids for two of his ex Palace players in the Summer, Michael Hughes and Jobi Mc Anuff and Marvin Elliott from League One Millwall
Man United Squad for next season
1 Van Der Sar
2 G Neville
22 Bale (Southampton - £10million)
13 JS Park
17 Nani (Sporting - £12million)
21 Moutinho (Sporting - £8million)
23 Hargreaves (Bayern Munich - £15-20million)
10 Huntelaar (Ajax - £12million)
14 GudJohnsen (Barcelona - £5million)
Richardson - West Brom/ Sunderland/ Birmingham
Smith - Sunderland/ Everton/ Blackburn
Brown - Newcastle
Silvestre - Rennes/ Monaco
Evans - Sunderland
Rossi - Sunderland
Rumours flash from St James' Park: -
These rumours are as true, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. They are as true as The Fonz is Cool, as Hoffmiester is a Legend and as Jeremy Kyle is the best show ever! 100% dead on balls accurate, so watch with baited breathe for them to happen.
Moore to re-sign for extra year. Solano to re-sign for extra year. Bramble will be heading off to sunny Preston NE at the end of the season for nought. Luque is off to Le Mans in France for £1.5m. Emre is off to Hamburg/ Bremen or Munich for £6m. Parker off to Bolton for £6m. And finally the biggest shock Martens is off the Man United for £11m and a couple of players.
W Brown and J O'Shea as part of the Martens deal. W Bridge from Chelsea for £5m. L Thuram from Barca for 500k. Woodgate from Real for £7m. and finally the biggest and most surprising transfer in Newcastle's Summer transfer-fest will be B. Schweinstiger from Bayern for £12m.
You heard it here from the Nosel First. 95% of these will definately happen, cross my heart hope to die and all that stuff.
I know Kevin Blackwell and he will make major changes at Luton Town in the Summer.
He hopes to get rid of: Leary, Perrett, EManuel and Robinson
He will have to let leave: Heikkinen and Barnett
He wants to sign: Gregan, Easter, Framton, Stuart Nelsen, Ashley Williams and unlikley, Kevin Nicholls.
He would like his line up next season to be:
Keane, Williams, Coyne, Davis
Bell, Nicholls, Spring, Morgan
Bench: Brill, Foley, Gregan, Brkovic, Talbot
Arsenal Transfer Rumours
After a disappointing season, Arsene Wenger will look to make a number of changes in order to challenge for the title next season. Leaving Arsenal will be Flamini, who will move for roughly 3 million to PSV. Baptista will return to Real Madrid and not return. Aliadiere will be sold to St. Ettiene for 1 million, while Ljunberg will go to Juventus for 5 million. Mart Poom will leave to go to RKC Waalwijk for 200k.
Entering The Arsenalnal squad is a number of top players. Carlos Tevez will arrive for 13 million. Wesley Sneijder or Xavi will arrive for between 15 and 20 million. Craig Gordon will be signed as the long term replacement of Jens Lehmann. Arsene Wenger will also try to get Johnathan Woodgate from Real Madrid for 7 million.
I work as a researcher for Marca. com and have exclusives to be released on June 1st. Only the Spanish 'rumours' are fact. Others are based on industry knowledge/ speculation. Liverpool are ahead of the game at present with United close behind.
David Villa (£18m + Garcia pending a medical following injury) . Long term Valencia target with Kewell swap a further option. Fact&AGREED
Daniel Alves (£13.5m) Benitez is and always has been front of the queue and has had bid accepted in principle pending talks over Bellamy who Sevilla want top partner with Kanoute. Fact&AGREED
GudJohnsen will NOT sign from Barca. Ferguson IS attempting to offer a final career contract to Ronaldinho and willing to use entire budget (at35m) to fend off AC Milan and shock the football world! Glazers are keen to see a true world superstar arrive and there are only a few around. 1st option on C Ronaldo as sweetener but he will stay. for now. Striker still needed but will turn to Italy although I don't know where. yet. Scouts seen at Juve, Milan, Inter and Roma.
Wenger will secure Ribery but no Spanish stuff here. Alves is NOT happening.
Mourinho will be joining Real. Fact&AGREED. Replacement not known. yet but Valencia VERY NERVOUS about interest in Quique Sanchez Flores. He wiil be taking Lampard with him but NOT Terry who will stay on improved terms making him highest paid perm player! Only other moves will include Miguel from Valencia to be wrapped up after Euro tie which will be involved Flores talks. All other business at moment is on hold pending new manager.
Marcelinho the Brazilian midfielder of Wolfsburg, Germany will sign Bayern Munich
Charlton will sign Freddy Eastwood and Paul mcveigh in Summer
also goalkeeper Scott Carson will make move permanent if Charlton stay
NEWCASTLE UTD RUMOURS
OUT: Ameobi-3million to Wigan, Luque-5million to Deportivo La Coruna, O'Brien-loan to Hull, Babayaro-1.5million to OlympiAkos, Bramble-1.5million to Southampton, Onyweu-loan return to Standard Liege.
IN: Dean Ashton from West Ham-5million, Montella from AS Roma-2million, Simons from PSV-2million, Gabiddon from West Ham-3million, Bardsley loan from Man United, Huth from Boro-5million. Newcastle United's biggest signing will be Joey Barton from Man City for 10million
Tottenham will solve there left wing problems in the Summer by signing Watfords Hameer Bouaza.
English clubs will no longer be held to ransom by foreign clubs wanting mickey mouse money for certain players. if the foreign players want to come and play English football next season lets hope its because there passionate about our football, and not for the money. David Villa to stay in Spain with Barcelona or Madrid, micah Richards to Chelsea, Hargreaves to Man United, Darren Bent to Liverpool, Ribery to Arsenal, gudJohnsen to Newcastle, Scott Parker to Spurs, Reo Coker to boro, yakubu to Liverpool, GOOD LUCK TO ALL
Everton ins: Fernandes (11mill)
also expect Moyes to attempt to sign a left back and another midfielder!
Everton outs: Van der Meyde (500k)
Moyes will keeps the likes of Beattie (who will have a good season next season I'm sure!) and Naysmith etc. We need a strong squad if we are to play and succeed in league aswell as champions league (YEH not UEFA) !
It is highly likely that Jens Lehmann will sign a new one year contract at Arsenal in the next few weeks. This is Wenger's preferred option as Arsene would rather not shell out for a tried and tested goalkeeper this season and is happy to get the most out of Jens who while is 37 years of age, is probably at his peak.
Frank Ribery will unsurprisingly make the move to the Gunners as he has claimed Marseille are ready to let him leave, and Arsenal is his prefered move.
Aston Villa will sign Nigel Reo-Coker in the Summer from West Ham.
A lot of transfers depend on which clubs get relegated. For example, Manchester United will sign Darren Bent should Charlton get relegated. Spurs would love to sign him, but will be unable to compete with United.
Should this happen, then look for Spurs to sign Louis Saha, although they are planning on making a bid for Blackburn's Benni McCarthy.
Chelsea will sign Micah Richards and Tal Ben Haim, and will make a bid for Inter hit-man Adriano, although it is unlikely they will succeed.
Peter Crouch is staying at Liverpool. Liverpool will bolster their squad with the additions of Carlos Tevez, Daniel Alves, and will aim to sign Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Stephen Naismith will sign for Rangers for 2 million, also Webster will sign a permanent deal with Rangers. Also either Freddy Eastwood or David healy will sign for around 1.5 million
Celtic will sign Robbie Keane as well as Scott Brown in the Summer for 8 million
Chris Coleman will leave his post as Fulham manager at the end of this season. If he doesn't he is likely to be dismissed.
Liverpool are considering a bid for Real Madrid left-winger, Robinho. Benitez would consider Robinho as excellent competition to Kewell for the left winger spot and may launch a £14 million bid. Benitez is also set to bid £25 million for Samuel Eto'o and £12.5 million for Daniel Alves.
Real madird team for 2007/ 2008 season Casalis (c) Alves Ramos Terry Metlezer C. Ronaldo Kaka Navas Robinho Villa Vanistelrooy subs: Marcelo, Gago, Higuain, meja, Soldado This team will happen iv seen the documents including signatures for mourhinho to take over at the end of the season he rejected Inter Milan. Alves deal was agreed last week as well as Kakas the deal involves a 30 million transfer plus canavaro and Emerson. David Villa will join rejecting Chelsea he could be wearing the no 7 shirt for next season as rual will definatly leave for the permership or series A. Madrids top target was Cristiano Ronaldo I don't care what all you guys are saying he wanted to leave before the world cup and roman calderon will splash out on the pourtugal international making him the world transfer breaker after being convinced by his hero figo.
West Bromwich Albion will sign dereck Riordan at the end of the season for 2.5 million from Celtic . also dio kamara will be going in to Roma or Sevilla for around 5 to 6 million as he don't think West Brom will put up such a good Premiership battle against releagtion next season but is fully sommitted to get them promoted this season.
My friend lewis Stevenson plays for hibernian and has told me that Liverpool are looking to sign him in the Summer. He also says Scott Brown is not going anywhere yet but if the chance came he would prefer Celtic to the gers
To the guy who 'heard from high up in Celtic that Gordon Strachan put out a team to play poorly'. Strachan will probably go in the Summer but he's playing his best team most weeks except for Beattie. If he wanted to lose a game all he has to do is play Jarosick. Robbie Keane is definitely coming though and so is unfortuantely Darren Fletcher. Meanwhile as Hibs boss John Collins is set to lose Michael Stewart to Sunderland he is keen on signing Brian Kerr from Motherwell and St Mirren stiker John Sutton both on a free. Mark Burchil will sign for Motherwell if Dunfermline go down.