Football Rumours Archive August 11 2006
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Celtic have resigned themselves to losing Petrov to M'ON at Villa and are looking to trouser 5-6million for sending the quivering-lipped sulky one down to the Midlands. Hopefully we can pap Thompson for 250k and Lennon for the same price as well if the replacements can be acquired.
This money, added to the current pot, cash saved on wages and the extra cash Celtic will get as Scotland's sole Big Cup competitors will see us buy 4 players in the next week. Juan Pablo Sorin will come in a shock move after failing to agree terms with Bolton, followed within a few days by El Raton, Roberto Ayala, giving Celtic a formidable defensive line and two genuine contenders for the title of ugliest men in world football today.
On the strength of these two acquisitions Tommy Graveson will end the continuous 'will he won't he' speculation and sign on a two year deal, coming at a resonable 2 million following on from his training ground barney with Robinho.
Finally, in a bid to add strength upfront Strachan will try to entice burly NEC Nijmegen warhorse Romano 'woah oh, oh, oh' Denneboom to the club. The Dutch internationalist isnt the most skillful of players, but is a tireless worker and has the physical presence to act as an effective foil to Magic.
TheDude has spoken.
Arsene wngeis blufiing
hes waiting for money from reyes or cole.
he will then sign ribery,kaboul,a.diarra,gallas,illiasu
to all folks out there that keep linking harry kewell with a move away from anfield, think again, apart from the fact he wouldn't pass a fitness test or medical by the end of the transfer period, Rafa has stated that harry is still very much of this years plans. And with the shady return of zenden last night in the CL he would be even more keen to hold onto him. lets hope he has a great season and forever immortalises himself as a kop hero.
Rumour - Lucas Neill to liverpool to cover finnan at right back. .
Danny mills will sign for sunderland by friday also on the move are distin and james[pompey]and sibierski[everton] pearce clearing the decks for 3 major signings malbranque,trabelsi and either kewell or denilson
Liverpool will sign kuyt no mor signings from rafa
Cole will def not sign for Chelsea
Reyes will def sign for real madrid. Medical is happening as we speak
Spurs are after Bristol City youngster Marcus Thompson for $500,000
Gallas has signed for Bayern Munich 100% true. I overheard a conversation on a plane from Bayern Agents.
Leeds United are looking to offload young Scottish striker Stephen Donald to Celtic.
To the idiot that said about Arsenal. .
"a left footed player might also be the main target since we may lose 2 left footers malouda? sneijder? lahm?"
errr. lahm is right footed. . or were you watching the indoor bowling championship while we were all watching the world cup
Here's some real Arsenal news. . Cole will stay, Reyes will leave, Reyes will be sold for 16.5m and all of that will be used to buy Ribery. AW wants a CB, but will not pay over the odds, so no guarentee we will buy another CB before the season starts. . and thats it, to all the fools who say things like Torres to arsenal for 35m. . what are you smoking, we simply dont spend that kind of money on players. .
Done deals by the end of next week!
There are some serious dreamers on this site. .
Liverpool will not sign ALVES or VILLA. TORRES doesn't want to leave spain, the only club he would move to is LFC because of the large spanish contingent. Possible deal in January, but don't hold your breath. A loan deal maybe done for IBRAHIMOVICH or DEL PIERO season long. MAN UTD will get SENNA next week, and will bid for TEVEZ, but will be bidding against CHELSEA. ARSENAL are waiting for RIBERY and possibly a replacement for Ashley Cole, if he leaves, but no other transfers this season. Newcastle will get KUYT as they are willing to meet PSV's (over) estimation they will also bid for GRAVESON with competition from WEST HAM and CELTIC.
Everton wont make any more signings for players for the rest of the transfer window who have transfer fees. Possible free transfer of Sibierski and Buckley.
our spending is not done yet. moyes was given £20m to spend this summer.
he has only spent £14m. all this talk about being happy with the squad, etc is just a screen to hide the fact we are right in the middle of a deal for a true top class left winger and another holding midfielder.
the winger is none other than ze roberto who is on a free transfer and we are bringing in aldo duscher from deportivo for £5.5m. these deals will be done by the end of next week.
believe this or dont. thats up to you.
100% TRUE TRUE TRUE. A Cole isn't going to move to chelsea because chelsea are only offering 15-20 mil ( i think that is a lot for A cole ?????? ), insted chelsea will look to sign lahm for 8-12 mil and they will try to do this within the next week. As Crespo has moved to inter on a free chelsea will also look to sign a top stricker i.e Martins, Adriano, Eto'o, Torres and Tevez, this will prob happen in the january transfer window. Chelsea are also looking to replace makele so expect a defencive mid comming to chelsea. These will all happen this season so watch out for chelsea news ( i no this because i work in the offices at chelsea ). thanks for reading. ????
It has emerged that Sir alex ferguson is spending between 3 to 7 million on senna as a dmf. He is a stop gap which will alow fergie to deal with the more pressing problem of a big name striker. Many names have been touted ut let this be cleared up once and for all. the reason mikel and van nistelrooy wee sold was to balance with the purchases of carrick and keep the summer budget untouched. Not because the glazers are cheapskates but because the thirty million the gave fergie is to be spent on a massive deal for a stiker. .ADRIANO. He is the one ferguson has been after ever since he torres deal fell through. when fergie said he was monitoring the italian fallout, it wasn't to sign any juve players but in the knowledge that inter would spend big on vieira and ibrahimovic. That has come to pass, just as ferguson anticipated.Now inter need to regain their outlay, and martins sale will not be enough. they signed crespo on a free loan to pave the way for the massive 30 million pound deal that has been whispered of at old trafford. Torres was the original subject of this bid but attention has now switched to inters prized striker, now surplus due to martins crspo and ibrahimovic. Adriano will sign for manchester united before the transfer window closes.
man u are signing adriano for 30 million this week and senna 4 million ,kuzack 3 million and hargreaves 7 million and might make a big money move for diarra after sir alex hasnt rooled out a move yet for the lyon star who is rated at18 million but they coulnd get him for 13.5 million in a cut price deal
Adriano is on SAF list and he will get his man as Inter have bought 2 new strikers Crespo and Zlatan he will place a bid of £29.5m. He will also go back in for Ribery after SAF had a £9m bid rejected before the world cup he will now bid £15m as OM do not want to sell him to Lyon. A nes £14m bid for M. Diarra has been lauched while a bid for Yaya Toure or A. Diarra could also be on the cards.
Celtic are preparing bids for the following players;
LB- Either Ricardo Gardener (Although chances are they will not be able to match Bolton's price) or Jay Lloyd Samuel who could possibly come in alongside Juan Pablo Angel.
Cm- This is a oss-up between Kevin Thomson of Hibs (Although Hibs do not want to sell until next summer, this could result in Paul Lawson going in the other direction on a temporary loan deal until Hibs find a suitable replacement)and Nicky Butt
CF - The most likely option for this position is Juan Pablo Angel as Strachan would like £6.5m plus Angel + Samuel, due to the fact Barry coming is no longer an option as O'neill sees him as the man to build his side around.
Charlton - striker Rafael Sobis will join Charlton after the Copa Libertadores final.
i cant understand some people in here.
chelsea will NOT sign either tevez or torres.
someone said they will sign both.
im not saying united will not sign adriano but not for £40 mill!
we havent go that.
senna kuschack carrick and a striker(TEVEZ TRUST ME) and that will be that.
torres is on the verge of signing a new deal at atletico.
Adriano to Man Utd for 30mil pounds.
Obafemi Martins to Newcastle Utd for 15mil pounds.
Inter's new strikeforce will be Ibrahimovic,Crespo,Cruz,Recoba.
as i said a few weeks back chelsea would pull out of the deal with arsenal for ashley cole. arsenal felt they could bulk the price up but chelsea have put 1 over the gunners by lining up a deal for bayerns phillip lahm. ashley cole will now refuse to play untill he is sold so arsenal will be forced to sell him abroad for a cut price 10 mill. arsenal are furious as they had lined up lahm as coles replacement but chelsea have put 1 over the gunners and not caved in to thier demands. dont rule out the possibility of another center bk coming in as well but it looks likely to happen in january as there 1st choice is ledley king and 2nd is zaragoza's argentine defender gabriel milito
Hearts are NOT interested in Scott Brown and never have been, he is not anyway near the classy player that people think he is, These rumours are only to get him interest from other clubs to get him out of Easter Road.Hearts will try and get Naismith from Kilmarnock though but will need to pay around 1.2 million, Paul Hartley is NOT going to Celtic,they will never give him what he's worth and he wont want to take a backwards step in his career.
MAN UTD NEWS:
Senna deal on hold if man utd can agree a deal for diarra from lyon, but face competition form madrid (may cost around £15 million). As for a striker it could be adriano (£20 million) or Torres (£20 million).
UTD TEAM 2006-2007:
Van der Saar
Neville Ferdinand Vidic Heinze
Ronaldo Carrick Senna/Diarra Giggs
Subs: Foster, Silvestre, Evra, Brown, Scholes, Fletcher, Park, Rossi, Saha, Smith
Newcastle news- de cler spotted on trial for newcastle and £3.5m transfer imminent
- martins to join nxt week for £7.75m
- boumsong to marseille for £6.25m
- gravesen joining bolton for £1.75m as roeder isnt interested
CHAMPIOSHIP NEWS IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT BIRMINGHAM SET TO table AT 2M BID FOR FREDDY EASTWOOD. ALSO BRUCE IS LOOKIN FOR A WINGER ANDY REID OF SPURS AND ALAN O'BRIEN OF NEWCASTLE IS ON HIS LIST.
NORWICH SET TO GO FOR DAVE NUGENT OF PNE 3.5 AND PLAYER EXCHANGE.
Cole to go to Chelsea £20m.
Reyes to go to Real £7m + Woodgate.
Ribery (14m) to replace Reyes.
Hargreaves (8m) Cover for Gilberto
Iliasu Shilla (500k) Further defensive cover.
Abidal not good enough for Arsenal.
These will be the only players likely to be signed before Transfer Deadline.
Ins: Runstrom 700k, Zakuani 1.5m, Queudrue 2m, Bullard 2.5m so far.
Also coming: Mensah 4.2m
Norwich seem set to start talks with Izzy McLeod, as they have lodged a £750k bid for him with a further £750k if we get promoted, a further £750k over the next 2 seasons, and a furhter £750k if he plays 50 games for us, along with a 20% sell-on clause. Martin Allen had previously said he has high hopes for the target man, and wanted a performance related deal for the Front man, and norwich have duly obliged. However if this does fall through, moves for Sutton and Hawley are on the cards, with the bid for Hawley being structured similarly to the McLeod deal. Worthington will not be held to ransom though and has said he will be happy to go into the season without any more transfer activity. Any loan deals will be left till after the september deadline, as the market doesn't close then for Football league clubs
Bryan Robson is about to complete the signing of Collins John from Fulham.West Brom will pay £1m plus Jason Koumas.Chris Coleman is a admirer of Koumas and feels he can get him back to his best.West Brom also hope to sign Zamora with a fee of £2m being the price the Baggies must pay.
I've always known that Diara would end up at ManU, but thought I'd leave it to now to announce it. A friend works at bar at OT lounge, he heard G.Nev saying that he thinks he's a wicked player and can't wait to play with him.
Sheffield Wednesday are trying to tie up a loan deal for Leeds striker Ian Moore to ease their striking crisis. Failing this Paul Sturrock will try a loan for one time target Clive Platt from MK Dons.
tottenham considering a bid for up and coming youth star Caren Christopherson who plays for rennes
'Fool me once; shame on you. Fool me twice; shame on me.' That's the tone at Valencia after having invested weeks (if not months) and two formal bids to Benfica for Simao. Now I understand why Liverpool have forgotten Simao and focused on Daniel Alves. Moving forward, it is rumoured that Valencia will make a bid for Amantino Mancini of AS Roma, who will be coming to the Mestalla this weekend for the Trofeo Naranja exhibition match. Its also rumoured that Roma are looking to make a bid for Joaquin of Real Betis (perhaps already conceding the sale of Mancini???) Look for Valencia to raise the pace and sum of their bid for a right winger having already sold Rufete and Aimar and seeing that the transfer window will close within a few weeks.
Robert green is talking with alan pardew about a move
injury hit kieron dyer could move to west ham in a cut price move, glenn roeder is not sure about his long term fitness.
I am a liverpool fan but i have some inside information for newcastle fans. Firstly, You's will sign louis saha from man utd for 7-8 mill as they try and raise money for the adriano or tevez transfer. Thomas graveson is expected for talks first thing tomorow morning after real agreed to let him leave on loan. Jonathon Woodgate will return on loan too once real madrid sign william gallas. Obafembi Martins will join on loan or 7 mill as inter signed Ibrahimovic. Bayern Munichs Roy makaay will sign for as little as 4 mill. Wayne Bridge will stay at chelsea so expect a bid for wigans england under 21 star leighton baines. Theres talk here at anfield that yous might buy jerzy dudek to back up given too.
stilian petrov expected to sign for aston villa in the nxt few days for 5 million martin o'neil came back to england for 24 hours yesterday and petrov was pulled out of playing for celtic in the chelsea friendly so all arrows pointing towards this move
I don't know anything about any potential foolball signings but I really like the one I've seen on here once or twice recently about Man U selling Fletcher, who cares who to!! Swaping him with Wigan for a pie would be a good deal.
Manchester City will look to snap up Jerzy Dudek from Liverpool this summer to replace the Portsmouth bound, David James. Swede, Andreas Iskasson is also a target, as is Norwich stopper, Robert Green. Stuart Pearce will line up a goalkeeper to join the club on Monday.
There has already been a lot of movement around La Liga this summer, but word has it there is going to be plenty more transfer movement before the start of the season. Barcelona, who have added Eidur Gudjohnsen, Lilian Thuram and Luca Zambrotta to their double winning squad already this close season, are targeting two more players. Stefano Fiore, released by Valencia, is weighing up his options and has attracted the interest of Frank Rijkaard, who could be set to offer a three year contract. Barca are also poised to launch a bid to take Gudjohnsen's former Chelsea team mate Carlo Cudicini to the Nou Camp, either on a loan deal or permanently. Cudicini has struggled to oust Petr Cech over the last two seasons, and could welcome a change of scenery where he would compete with Victor Valdes. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would reluctantly allow Cudicini to leave following the arrival of Henrique Hilario this summer.
Antonio Puerta to Manchester City from Sevilla for Euros 3.5m
Forgotten man Steed Malbranque will sign for City when they secure funds by selling Distin for £4m to Portsmouth.
Isaakson is a done deal with City using some of the money secured from the sale of David James sale to finace the Swedish stoppers acquisition from Rennes.
These movements will conclude Stuart Pearce's transfer dealings for next season
AW and Thierry have between them now convinced Mr Tweedy to stay despite the team photo. Expect movement of Curtis Davies within a week.
Perhaps the biggest surprise will be Woodgate as part of the deal with Reyes to Madrid, Walcott to be main benefactor,
Dudek to Citeh - loan with a view to a permo at the seasons end.
City to use the James cash in other areas. Move will suit everyone as Dudek is still one of the top 6 goalies in the Premiership and will not have to move house to play. This looks a strong possibility as Dudek will not be part of Kuyt package.
Celtic are looking to sign John Sutton from St Mirren for £125,000, they are also looking to bring in Halenar of Artimedia Bratislava for a fee of around £600,000. Forget the likes of Tristan and Makaay, with the finances at Parkhead these deals are just not going to happen. Petrov will be an Aston Villa player by the end of the transfer window for a fee of around £6M with a sell on clause, thats why the Portsmouth bids were rejected as they would not include a sell on clause. Hartley, Brown and Gera have been lined up to replace him but no more than £2.5M will be spent on any of these players. I have also heard that Celtic might look to bring back chinese defender Du Wei after another impressive season in China for Shanghai.