Football Rumours Archive March 11 2007

 

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CELTIC SUMMER ACTIVITY

LEAVERS

Boruc - £8m - AC Milan, Barcelona, Arsenal

Balde - £? - Marseille. done deal

Telfer

Gravesen - £2m - Hamburg, Sunderland, Everton

Jarosik - £1. 5m - Spartak Moscow, Birmingham,

Zurawski - £1. 5m - Wolfsburg

REPLACEMENTS

Fabianski - £1m

Whittaker - £1m

Sidwell - Free

2 Argentinians are also being tracked Maximilliano Moralez a playmaker from Racing Club for £2m and striker Mauro Zarate a striker from Vlez Sarsfield for £3m.

Zarate is the Younger brother of former Livingston player Rolando Zarate

If the 2 Argentinians don't sign expect it to be 2 Romanians of the same positions one being Vlad Munteanu

If Everton get to europe the team will be changed a fair bit In

Dean Leacock (Derby 2M) Leighton Baines (Wigan 5. 5M) yossi Benayoon (West Ham 3. 5M) Manny Fernandes (Benfica 6m plus Andy van der meyde) Albert Luque (Newcastle why? 1M) David Nugent (Preston DONE DEAL 6. 5M) Out Richard Wright (likly to join george burley at Southampton bosman) Sandro Pistone (Italy lecce or livorno bosman) Gary Naysmith (Rangers 2m) Andy van der meyde (Benfica part of manny deal) Lee Carlsley (Birmingham'Wolves closer to home bosman) James Mcfadden (Celtic'Rangers ) James Beattie (Sunderland or Blackburn )

Anyone heard any Juventus rumours lately?

I heard of Robben but I think he'll go to Munich instead!

-Liverpool FC-

Rafa Benetez to swap Xabi Alonso for Samuel Eto'o plus 5 mill. However the big rumour is that Rafa will cash in on Bellamy (8 mill pounds) and Sissoko (who is wanted by Juventus for 10-12 mill pounds) and use this 18-20mill plus 20-22mill pounds from the americans to buy the one and only KAKA for 40 mill pounds. Rafa wants to play with two defensive midfielders and have Gerrard with a free role from the right and Kaka with a free role from the left. the wingless wonders of '66 are back! This however depends on Kaka choosing Liverpool over Real Madrid, if Kaka goes to real Rafa will try for Robinho instead. Also many Young starlets. Starting line up to be-:

reina

Finnan, Carra, Agger, Riise

Gerrard, Mascherano, Alonso, Kaka

Kuyt

eto'o

bench:Carson, Aurellio, Kewel, Garcia, Bellamy

-P-

Another Reading rumour is that Reading will be plotting a raid for Rennes ghanian defender John Mensah, anyone remember him from the world cup? Reading could get him for around £4m.

Man Utd Rumours

United to sign an array of players in the summer to stop their midfield crisis and SAF is not going to make any more mistakes like splashing out 18million for Michael Carrick.

A Striker:

David Villa: The Valencia frontman is in terrific form this season and it is no secret that he may come to an English club expect strong competetion from Liverpool 27-31million pounds may do it.

Fernando Torres: We all know the speculation linking him with a move to United. He is almost certain to come if Athletico Madrid do not make the champions league. 23-27million pounds

Winger:

Ricardo Quaresma: He is a portugese winger who is fast and skillful much the same as Cristiano Ronaldo thiw ould see them both switching wings and causing havock in defenses. 13-18million pounds

Arjen Robben: Robben is very frustrated at Chelsea with his lack of first team footie and may come to Old Trafford for a fee close to that of Quaresma's 13-18million

Attacking Midfielder:

Kaka: One of the best players in the world will almost certainly be at Old Trafford next season and would sort out Utds midfield troubles, expect strong competition from Madrid but SAF will not let his top target slip. 32-37million pounds and he will come!

Rafaael Van Der Vaart: If Kaka fails to come (very unlikely) SAF will turn his attention to Van Der Vaart. With Hamburg doing so badly he would be almost half the prise 14-18million pounds.

Defensive Midfielder:

Mahamadou Diarra: Diarra has publicly stated that he wants to leave Madrid and United were very interested before he signed for them. A strong and powerful player he may come for 14-18million pounds.

Owen Hargreaves: I personally would rather see Diarra at Old Trafford next season although Hargreaves looks more likely 14-18million pounds will most probably see him at Utd next season.

Right Back:

Micah Richards: SAF would like to have more English players in his squad so Micah Richards is the best prospect as he is also a very good full back he may come for 12-14million pounds

Daniel Alves: Alves would fit in a United very well as he is much the same as Gary Neville an attacking full back who loves to get forward but unlike Neville he scores goals.

United Team Next Season:

GK:Foster/ VDS/ Kzuczak

RB:Richards/ Alves

CB:Ferdinand/ Vidic/ Brown/ Pique

LB:Evra/ Heinze

RM:Ronaldo/ Park

CDM:Diarra/ Hargreaves

CAM:Kaka/ Van Der Varrt

CM:Carrick/ Fletcher/ O'shea

LM:Quaresma/ Robben

ST:Rooney/ Villa/ Torres/ Saha

SAF will only sign 1 player from each catagory

Foster will be #1 keeper next season

Giggs and Neville will go to Sunderland under Roy Keane for a couple of seasons

Scholes will go to Oldham Athletic

These are not fanatasies but are actually detailed descriptions of what will happen in the summer.

DAN

READING OFFICIAL SUMMER TRANSFERS!

one things for sure the person who wrote that Reading will sign Young, Ferdinand and Parker is completly insane because as you know coppell isn't the type of manager to spend vast amount the money so that's false. The transfers are:

Bobby Zamora (for sure)

Jarosik

Mullins (if Sidwell leaves)

Morrison (if Reading don't get Zamora)

Capello will be sacked if he loses one more game he will be replaced by michel untill the end of the season sven won't take over because he is defensive like capello expect juande Ramos to take over

Arsenal:

GK:Gordon (5mil)

CB:Woodgate (5mil)

LM&RM: Ribery (17mil)

Fran Merida will be brought up through the ranks

OUT:Ljunberg (7mil), Aliadiere (3mil), Lehmann (free) bendtner (9mil)

Gordon

Eboue Gallas Toure Clichy

Ribery Fabregas Gilberto Rosicky

Henry Adebayor

Walcott, Van Persie, Denilson, Almunia, Woodgate, Hleb, Diaby

Man United:

GK:Foster from loan

LB:Bale (8mil)

RB:Johnson (6mil)

DM:Hargreaves (17mil)

LM:Nani (12mil)

ST:Torres (25mil)

OUT:Silvestre (4mil) Heinze (8mil) SMith (6mil)

VDS

Neville Ferdinand Vidic Evra

Ronaldo Hargreaves Scholes Giggs

Torres Rooney

Foster/ brown/ Carrick/ bale/ Saha/ Rossi/ Nani

Chelsea

RB: Richards (17mil)

CB: Alex (free)

RW: Giuly (6mil)

AM: Deco (9mil)

OUT: SWP (10mil) Johnson (6mil) Ferreira (6mil) Makelele (7mil) Geremi (3mil) Lampard (8mil)

Cech

Richards Terry Alex Cole

Deco Ballack Essien Robben

Drogba Shevchenko

Cudicini/ Carvalho/ J. cole/ Diarra/ mikel/ giuly/ Kalou

Liverpool

RB: Alves (15mil)

AM: Iniesta (swap)

ST: Villa (29mil + Garcia)

OUT: zenden (free) Fowler (free) Bellamy (8mil) cisse (8mil) pongolle (3mil) Alonso (7mil+iniesta) Aurelio (4mil)

Reina

Alves Carragher Agger Riise

Iniesta Gerrard Sissoko Kewell

Villa Kuyt

Carson/ Finnan/ arbeloa/ Mascherano/ gonzalez/ Pennant/ crouch

Barcelona

GK: Buffon (12mil)

RB:Nelson (13mil)

LB/ CB: Heinze (7mil)

DM: Alonso (iniesta + 7mil)

CM: Lampard (8mil)

Manager: Ramos

OUT: Deco (9mil) thuram (free)

Buffon

nelson Puyol Heinze Zambrotta

Alonso

Lampard Xavi

Messi Ronaldinho

Eto'o

Valdes/ Marquez/ oleeguer/ motta/ Saviola/ gudJohnsen/ dos santos

Madrid

RB: Miguel (8mil)

CB: Alexis (6mil) Andrade (11mil)

LB: Aurelio (4mil)

RW: Navas (13mil)

CM: Makelele (7mil)

AM: Kaka (Diarra+cicinho+20mil)

ST: Bendtner (9mil)

OUT: Diarra+cicinho (Kaka) emerson (6mil) Roberto carlos (free) Beckham (free) baptista (13mil) Cannavaro (6mil)

Casillas

Ramos Andrade Alexis Miguel

Gago Makelele

Navas Kaka Robinho

V. Nistelrooy

Hilario/ Helguera/ Higuain/ Marcelo/ Raul/ bendtner

Steve Coppell has tabled a £2m bid for Crystal Palace's Ben Watson. Reading are resigned to losing Steven Sidwell, his house already sold and Everton the front runners for his signature, and Liverpool rumoured to be interested also.

AC Milan have offered 2. 5million for Boruc. Celtic refused the offer but Boruc is very unhappy. AC Milan insist that they will not pay more for a keeper in the Scottish league despite his performance against them. They also only see Boruc as cover for the first choice keeper they intend to bring in. With Gordon insisiting he does not want to play for another Scottish club, Strachan is scouring the transfer market for cover in case Boruc dos go.

The Barcelona player in advanced talks with Liverpool is Ludovic Guily.

Reading team for 07/ 08 season:

Hahnemann

Murty/ Halford

Shorey

Sonko

Ingimarson/ Mensah

Little

Hunt

Sidwell/ Mullins

Jarosik/ Harper

Doyle

Lita/ Zamora

Subs:

Federici, Long, Convey, Mensah/ Ingimarson/ Bikey, Harper/ Jarosik

Out:

Kitson

Halls

Stack

Oster

Brown

Duberry

Sodje

Surprising rumours from LFC

Rafael Benitez knew before signing Mascherano that Alonso wanted to return to Spain. Barcelona and Madrid are the two options. Mascherano is not back up to Alonso but is a replacement. That leaves Gerrard Sissoko and Mascherano. Deco, iniesta or Xavi may come in in a deal involving Alonso, but Rafa wants Kaka. He does not feel he can play all his attacking football around Gerrard and so wants an attacking option.

Rafa wants to take up the 4-2-3-1 formaton next year. He will therefore want 2 very good strikers with one good option.

Team will look like this:

Reina

Alves (16mil) Carragher Agger Riise

Mascherano Sissoko (not holding)

Gerrard Kaka (32mil) Kewell (if fit)

Villa (32mil)

Kuyt

Carson

arbeloa

Pennant

Gonzalez

Finnan

Bellamy

Out: Alonso (19mil) crouch (10mil)

Rafa will not make the same mistakes as last year. he will buy the above players but ease them in. At the beginning of the season he will go for 4-4-2 with Kuyt and bellars up front, Gerrard in the centre (get form) with Sissoko. Pennat will start on the right. Finnan will also start at right back. Alves Kaka and Villa will be eased in.

LEICESTER CITY RUMOURS 100% TRUE!

Leicester City will not sign Todorov. Expect the Foxes to sign either Paul Dickov (Man City) or Chris Sutton (Aston Villa) These two players have been not seen much football this year and would welcome a move to the Championship. The move, however might not been completed in Time for the Leeds game. All the rumours about Alan Smith are not true but the Dejan Stefanovic (Portsmouth) rumours are true but he chose to stay at Portsmouth until the summer at least. Rob Kelly was also rejected by Luke Moore after Aston Villa accepted a loan offer. With Mandaric hoping to add elders' to the squad, both Dickov and Sutton offer quality. Both of these players might be playing at the Walkers next season as well. Also expect Rab Douglas to be released sooner rather than later.

SAF has been watching downing as a future replacement for Giggs. He is Young, english so no probs settling and get him from around 9 - 12 mill. He will make his final assesment on him wen boro travel to United in fa cup replay. If not impressed nani is almost certain. Expect him to sign hagreaves for certain. Bale is 50-50, has rest of season to impress after poor displays wen Fergie has watched him. saf will only sign one world class striker with Smith the only striking depature. Expect more important roles for Rossi and dong fang zou. A right back is not a factor for Fergie as he reckons Neville has 2 to 3 more years left in him giving enuf Time for new Brazilian twin Rafael to have matured. Deco won't sign as Fergie wants a future replacement for Scholes. Kaka too expensive. Any deal would hav to include Rio or Ronaldo. moutnho likely as he is portugese and will be even more bate for nani to follow him. If not those two expect Fergies last resorts, Van Der Vaart, schneider (Ajax) or Claudio marchisio who has ruled serie b with Juventus this season. All the 3 Will cost under 10million each but he only gna buy one attack midfield.

Most of my rumours are 90% true so expect an exciting summer not just for Man Utd but for the big 4 clubs

West ham to go down and barely any 1 will stay:

Neil 2 chealsa or Man Utd

ferndiard to villa

Reo Coker to Everton

Rangers Transfers:

Broadfoot and Gow (done deals) are only signing due to the size of the squad, well lack of it. McCulloch to sign from Wigan for 1. 1 million - he wants to make the return to Scotland for family reasons. Webster will also sign from Wigan for 700k if he ca prove his fitness. Staying with defenders, Walter Smith will bid for Steven Whittaker of Hibs after being impressed last weekend. A bid of 1million (max. ) will get him. Scott Brown has already signed from Hibs, reliable source, for 3. 2million. Dont expect bids for any big name players, just not happening gers fans. No Nugent or Sidwell (both premiership bound) .

Leaving Rangers this summer - Stefan Klos (great performance the other night I may add) Filip Sebo, Sasa Papac, Nacho Novo, Maktar N'Diaye and Dado Prso (GOD!) .

Also expect Youth players - Alan Lowing, John Fleck, Steven Lennon and Jordan McMillian. Who all have great futures at Glasgow Rangers!

Only one club out of the top four really do have to spend big this summer that's Liverpool, if they are to close the gap on the big three they must flex their muscles in the transfer market to really challenge for the title that so eludes them. Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal will all be much stronger next season because their squads are strong and they will fine tune for next season maybe one or two players here and there. but for Liverpool in my opinion really have to close that gap that means someone earning more money than Gerrard somehow I can't see it and yes it could cause problems in the squad. i think that the 3 clubs aformentioned have stole a march on Liverpool. so heres my big three signings of the summer, DARREN BENT TO LIVERPOOL, TORRES TO MAN UTD, VILLA TO CHELSEA, ETO TO STAY AT BARCA, Reo Coker to villa, crouch to Newcastle, Dean Ashton to Tottenham.

LFC latest. We've all heard about Henry leaving Arsenal to join Liverpool. First I thought it was bull, but then I checked with a very reliable source and they said Arsene and Henry have had a massive bust up. Arsene is refusing to play him and the rumours of Henry's injury is false. Henry will leave for Liverpool this summer for around £30M. Now here's the interesting part. David Trezeguet will also be coming in a swap loan deal for Crouch. I know the rumours on Treze is already out but I can confirm it is TRUE. Bellamy will be sold and Crouch doesn't want to leave so he will be loaned out. Expect VdV, a LB and Henry&Treze plus a few Youngsters. -KUDOS-

Sven Goran Errikson will be offered the chance to manage Manchester City with Stuart Pearce set to stand down and take up full Time role with the England U-21s.

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Actually, Alex is already a Chelsea player but is on a long term loan deal at PSV, because he cudnt get a work permit sumthing like that, that's what I heard. Stephen Appiah may go to man United, will be cheaper than Hargreaves, much cheaper, he WILL solve the CM problems at man United, Torres also may go to Old Trafford, but if etoo leaves Barcelona, itll be a feirce race for the spaniard with Liverpool n Chelsea in the Hunt as well, neva rule out the possibility the Villa may not leave Valencia at all, if u ask me its betta for him to stay ther for at least another year, Ribery to Real Madrid, Alves to Liverpool, aaah my first rumour

I do not understand these rumours about Scholes going to Oldham. He has been United's best player along with Ronaldo this season. Anyway, I have some rumours regarding Arsenal's summer plans. There won't be many new signings as Wenger has already committed himself to bringing through the Young players he already has. There could be one or two fairly expensive signings - Baptista has impressed enough to be considered, Wenger still likes Robinho and Ribery. He does not plan to sign more than one striker as Van Persie, Henry, Adebayor and Walcott will all stay. Aliadiere and Ljungberg may leave. Reyes may return as Real Madrid want to save their money for a few other players, most likely Kaka.

Leicester will complete the signing of Huddersfield towns strong CB David Mirfin. At 6'3" and 13st, 'Mirf' plays as a centre half and has commanding presence. The deal will go through at the end of the season for 600k

There are going ot be some big shocks this summer, mainly because for the first Time ALL of the big 4 are going to have big money to spend. However, Abramavic is going to order Mourinho to cut the wage bill so they can offer Terry and Lampard the deals they want.

Chelsea players out: Fereria (£5mil), Robben (£16 mil), Makelele (£3 mil), Cudicini (£1. 5 mil) Wright-Phillips (£11 mil) .

This will let Mourinho bring in some Youngsters and follow in Arsenal's footsteps. Arsenal on the other hand will spend big to add experience to their teenage team.

Arsenal players in: Nelson (£6mil), Iniesta (£12 mil) and the big surprise Scott Parker (£9 mil), he will add that steel that has been missing since Viera left.

With their new money Rafa Benitez will really go for it this summer.

Liverpool players in: Robben (£16 mil), Lennon (£18 mil), Woodgate (£7. 5 mil), Defoe (£9 mil) and Barnes (£4 mil) . Expect lots of talented teenagers from around the world to come, some bad some good, and expect lots of the Liverpool youth to be given their chance.

Man Utd will buy only a couple, and they have already been well documented.

Man Utd ins: Hargreaves (£18 mil) and Torres (£12 mil), he will be cheaper than people think because he is very inconsistant and has had a poor season again.

Going to be even closer than ever next season and I think Liverpool will get it! Wait and see.

EFC RUMOURS!

My friend was talking to Beattie's best man at a party, and he was saying that Beattie said to Moyes 'to give me 5 games and I will get a goal', but Moyes wasn't listening to him! Beattie was going to go to West Ham in January but Kenwright found out and wouldn't let him go, and is getting Beattie to sign a new contract at the end of the season. I think it's good rumours! Just give him a chance with Johnson! He's only had 3 games of the 5, so expect him to start against ARSENAL.

From a True BLUE! Europe here we come!

Celtic will give Neil Lennon a new 1 year contract and keep all of the current squad except for Paul Telfer and Beattie if he can be sold. Doumbe will be signed to replace Telfer but if that deal falls through Whittaker will be the other target. Comeing in the No. 1 target is Scott Brown, other targets are Steven Naismith, Steve Sidwell and Ral Tamudo. Celtic also want to keep a hold of Boruc but if a large offer comes in then Craig Gordon will be signed as a replacement.

Portsmouth will definitely sign Youssi Benayoun for £4 million in the summer whilst Kanu wants to leave - and Harry Redknapp wants to sign Rob Earnshaw for £5 million as a replacement.

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EVERTON FANS - A little rumour doing the rounds, As you will know the club has applied for the inter toto cup for next season, this is to appease Mikel Arteta who is reluctant to stay aroung with no european football, meaning no call up to the Spain squad. so I'm told if Everto don't qualify, Mikel will go to Atletico Madrid if they get into Europe 100% defo

Tottenham will sign Darren Bent for £9 million in the summer and will sell Jermain Defoe and keep Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov despite huge interest in them both.

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Liverpool are set to revamp their strikeforce with Dirk Kuyt the only Liverpool certain to keep his job. Craig Bellamy is set to join Aston Villa whilst Blackburn are also keen to re-sign him for around £6. 5 million whilst Peter Crouch is wanted by Newcastle, Juventus and Bolton for around £10 million. Robbie Fowler will leave on a Free whilst Cisse's loan at Marseille will be made permanent. Florent Sinama-Pongolle's loan could be extended.

This will only leave Andrei Voronin and Dirk Kuyt as Liverpool's strikers which means that Benitez will be after 2 other strikers.

The strikers he is looking at is David Villa, Sergio Aguero, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, David Trezeguet, Javier Saviola, Miroslav Klose and Raul.

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JWIRE-

I have friends who work for rumours papers and pro active sports, I know all that is going on in top clubs.

Lets get things sorted.

DAVID VILLA: Constantly linked with Liverpool etc-well forget it because he is not leaving Spain and will join Barcelona in the summer.

Fernando Torres: WILL join Man Utd in the summer for around 22 million pounds.

Kaka: Signed 5-year-extension in the summmer 2006, wants to be next captain, will be next captain. 35 million bid would not see him in Man utd's squad like someone here said. He is not for sale and it would take something like 60 million for them to think about it.

Eto'o + Ronaldinho: They are going nowhere!Its all talk, they are not fighting and will both be at Barcelona for a very long Time. Although they may have a new manager as Rijkarrd is thought to be joining A. C. Milan in the summer. Possible replacements= Getafe manager, Juande Ramos (Seville manager) or even Aguirre.

Arsenal will not be signing any big names because of the failure in the CL, there is no money in the kitty (well about 8 milllion but you try and get some quality with that in the modern game).

JWIRE-

Villa summer signings : Reo-Coker £4. 5m, Sidwell (out of contract), Bardsley £2. 25m, Gordon £4. 5m,

C Davies £5. 5m and surprise-surprise Claude Makelele will come on a 2 year contract for nothing. not rumours, just the facts - The Bodymoor Heath Mole

Fernando Torres - Man Utd

David Villa - Liverpool

As simple as that fokes.

Tottenham are favorites to sign Darren Bent

teves has been linked with marsellie

Bellamy will sign for Aston Villa

TOON 4 LIFE

Liverpool will be making 4 major signings in the summer: (£50million (estiimate)

Daniel Alves - £16million

Aaron Lennon - £12million + Harry Kewell

Morten Gamst Pedersen - £8million

Klass Jan Huntelaar - £14million

Liverpool Will Sell: £36million (esmimate)

Harry Kewell - swap for Lennon (Spurs)

Luis Garcia - £10million (Valencia? Atletico?. )

Peter Crouch - £10million (Newcastle)

Djibril Cisse - £10million (Marseille)

Florent Sinima Pongolle - £6million (Recreativo)

Fowler - out of contract

Zenden - PSV?

Youth players will also be bought in from all around the world.

Next Season's Squad:

Reina

Carson

Alves Carragher Agger Riise

Finnan Hyypia Paletta Aurellio

Lennon Gerrard Alonso Pedersen

Pennant Sissoko Mascherano Gonzalez

Kuyt Huntelaar

Bellamy Voronin

Young players who could also play some part next season:

Insua

Guthrie

Anderson

El Zhar

-Rafa-

Kaka to suprise everyone by sign for Liverpool for 35 mil and Riise

 
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