Football Rumours Archive April 13 2007
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With Marseille now becoming reluctant to take Djibril Cisse on a permanent deal, Rafa Benitez is in talks with Auxerre about having Cisse for 1 year on loan with a view to a £6.5 million move after that - LESS than half of what Liverpool paid for the Frenchman just 3 years ago.
Gordon Strachan is set to make a shock move for St Mirren striker John Sutton on a free transfer. Strachan knows Celtic fans would have heart attacks if he revealed his intentions for the striker, so he is waiting until he signs Robbie Keane first. Van Hesselink will be the only recognised striker come the Summer (also now with McDonald) with Miller, Beattie and Zurawski almost certain to go and Strachan sees Sutton as one for the future.
Yellow feather some rumours from around the training camp at Arsenal, the following players will be leaving in the Summer. Rosicky £15m, Flamini £2.5m or swap for Ribery&£13m, Aliadiere £2.5m or swap for Ribery&£13m, or combination of Flamini&Aliadiere&Hleb( 9m but only in a swap deal) ) for Ribery, ljungberg £4.5m, Senderos £2.5, Muamba £2.5m, Baptista end of loan, Reyes £8m, Almunia £2m, Poom free, lehmann out of contract&Eboue £3m or swap for Alves&£4m. Henry will stay at the Emirates and will be joined up front by adebayor, Bendtner, wolcott&Carlos vela. Ribery as we all know is on his way and Tevez will join if whu are relegated as will Reo-Coker. these will be joined by Sidwell who may come on a free, Leighton Baines and Chris baird who has been seen a few times with theo in and around the Emirates and theo's place. Buffon is a hopefull replacement for lehmann who will leave, but the Viera debt and Buffon's value may be a stumbling block( FrEddie may be part of this deal), so gordon from Hearts is more likely and vito mannone stepping up from the reserves to be third choice keeper. Denilson will be sent out on loan if Tevez and Reo-Coker arrive, as will a few other youngster who Wenger has managed to aquire( foreigners whose names I won't even try to spell) . a surprise face seen around the training ground has been Stuart gray from Northampton Town, I don't know what is going on, but could a few youngsters be going to a div 1 team for a season's long loan? whatch this space. more after the next training session. yellow feather
Steve Coppell has had scouts watching Cardiff players Joe Ledley and Paul Parry in the last few months, expect bids for both of them in the Summer.
Kevin Blackwell has been promised that he will be given the funds to sign: Jermaine Easter, Andrew Frampton, Sean Gregan and any money left over when all of these are signed. Contact was made over Easter about Jermanine Easter and he will have contract talks with the Hatters next month,
Appiah - £3m
Brown - £3.5m
McFadden - £2m
Bellamy - £6m
McDonald - £650k
Anderson - £1m
Dailly - Free
Severin - £400k
Teale - £450k
Naismith - £1.5m
G. Ross - £80k
Barr - £300k
Kerr - Free
Rankin - £275k
Sutton - Free
Burchill - Free
Carrol - Free
Murty - £500k
Webster - £500k
Broadfoot - £80k
Gow - Free
McCulloch - £1.5m
Balaban - £1.2m
I think these rumours are all bang on.
Scott Brown will sign for Celtic and not Rangers as he feels he could achieve more at them and he can take up his favoured inside-right-central-midfield position. He also doesn't support Rangers, and his worst enemy in Scottish football is Barry Ferguson. who plays in the position that Brown would want to at Rangers.
True Rumours. Hibees for the double!
I've been working witht the Daily Record during this season and over the course of it I've been able to meet many infuential people within the Scottish game, these are rumours which are circulating around the clubs right now, none are 100% but all are likely.
Naismith 750k&future add ons
O'Connor Season long loan.
Paul Dixon 250k
Zander Diamond 250k
Craig Dargo Free
Stevie Thompson 800k (WGS is 100% a big fan)
Titus Bramble 1million
Stevie Thompson (If they can agree before Celtic)
Richie Hart 250k
Russel Anderson 250k
Julio 1.5 million (it's thought he can go onto bg thngs and can be sold on within a year.
LIVERPOOL TRANSFER RUMOURS
GOALKEEPERS - Reina will be staying he will be offered a new deal to put off Valencia and Arsenal, Dudek will leave on a free and will go to one of the new promoted teams so this will be either Sunderlan or Derby. Carson will return and will be given more of a chance to prove himself. Padelli will be signed permanently so we have a third choice goalkeeper.
DEFENDERS - Finnan and Carragher will be offered new deals. Agger, Arbeloa, Aurelio, Riise will all be staying as well. Hyypia will leave on a free to Portsmouth, Newcastle or Manchester City. Paletta will be sent on-loan maybe to a promoted side to see how good he is in the Premiership but expect him to be sold to Spain very soon. Players that may be coming in are Jonathan Woodgate and/ or Anton Ferdinand. Benitez admires both players and both want to play European football. The Ferdinand Deal depends on West Ham Getting Relegated if they do he should sign for around 6Million. If United get related Mathew Upson may join the Reds as well as he has a relegation release Clause. Centreal Defenders are Raffas only defensive priority's. But if Wigan get relegated expect a move for Leighton Baines as well.
MIDFIELDERS - To start with Kewell and Zenden will be sold. Zenden will return to Holland and Kewell will probably join Portsmouth or most likely Bolton as they want a player with European experience. Sissoko not going anywhere. Alonso and Gerrard will sign new deals. Mascherano will be brought out right so no third party owns him. Pennant and Gonzalez will stay but competition will be brought to both players. Daniel Alves will be brought for the right side while it unkown yet who Rafa will get for the left. It won't be Raul, Robinio or Joe Cole thoguh. Expect a player from Spain with a possibility of Vicente or Silva from Valencia. Also expect Paul Anderson to go onlone for the first half of the season and come back to play more 1st team games.
STRIKERS - Kuyt and Crouch Staying. Bellamy Off to Aston Villa, Fowler will be off to America. Voronin has joined to replace Fowler and play lower league games and league cup ties. Eto, Torres and Owen are not joining. The two strikers coming in will be Darren Bent and David Villa. Bent will join if Charlton get relegated. If they don't he may still come but will be a lot more expensive. Villa will join in a deal that will send Luis Garcia to Valencia. He is good friends with Reina and wants to join the Premiership and perfers Liverpool over Chelsea. Cisse will be sold to Lyon and Le Tallec and Pongolle will also Leave.
David Villa (£19Million + Garica)
Darren Bent (£10 Million)
Daniel Alves (£12Million)
Anton Ferdinand (£7Million)
Jonathan Woodgate (£5Million)
Javier Maschernao (£10Million Complete deal)
Total Spending: £69Million
Le Tallec (£500,000)
POSSIBLE CHELSKI SIGNINGS include Alex (already part owned), miguel (8mil plus Paulo ferraio), Roberto Carlos (free), Hernan Crespo (return from loan), Raul (free), David Villa ( could be between 25mil to 60mil) or Adriano (20mil upwards) . LEEVING will be;POSSIBLY; Jose Mourinho (cost;a duller Premiership), Lampard (cost; buyout Clause 8mil) . LIKELY; germi (5mil), Robben (12mil) .
Chelsea won't splash out, and are bringing Woods, Sahar, Bertrand and Sinclair into the first team squad next year. Geremi, Boulharouz, Makelele will all leave Chelsea as Mourinho tries to chop the squad. I heard from a reliable source that Sidwell could be off to us on a free. David Villa will cost £45m so Roman won't buy him, but opt for Samuel Eto'o for around £15m. I heard Nani from Sporting CP could be off to Spurs next year, Hargreaves to United for £17-20m, Tevez may have to be sold because of relegation, Ustari to Barcelona for £6.5m. Mourinho will be staying, as the rift is about to be cleared between coach n the big boss. I heard also that Kaka to Real is a done deal, and on that agreement AC Milan will take Ronaldinho for a cheaper deal, agreeing to his image rights.
You only hear it true from me folks.
BIG ARSENAL RUMOURS (whoop!) :
After thierrys poor, injury struck season BArca are offering a tidy sum of 20 mil which will look very good in Wengers eyes and would be able to use that money to fund money on players who can score goals as well as make chances, Ribery wants to leave so that makes sense. Also Wenger did not hide that he was a big fan of Duff after his transfer to Newcastle, which would be good as Arsenal do not have wingers who can pull a couple of step overs and get a cross in the box, baptista will stay, Reyes will go the other way and Cahill is possible but Moyes won't let him go, lehman to sign a 1 year contract and Senderos to go
+ couple youngsters
Gooch loan return
Bardsley Taylor senderous bridge
milner Parker Sidwell Duff
subs harper Ashton ameobi dyer solano moore nzogbia ramage huntingt sibierski
Strong rumours coming out of Newcastle! Glen Roeder has been having a serious look at both James Collins and Danny Gabbidon of West Ham, Don't be suprised to see them wearing the famous Newcastle Kit next season.
Titus Bramble will not be re-joining Ipswich.
Healy to join the Town
To the guy who thinks Parkin will be at Luton next season, think again, he was loaned to Stoke, with a view to a permenent move in the Summer for around 500k. Sorry pal, but Sam Parkin was bought by Luton from Ipswich last Summer, played 11 games and damaged his ankle and has been out for the rest of the season. He certainly hasn't been on loan (unless Stoke take players on crutches) and will spearhead Luton's attack next season despite what league we're in.