Football Rumours Archive June 13 2007
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Liverpool have major money to sign and trust me they are going to spend like a "drunken sailor" I can exclusively reveal that it is a ploy by the owners so players won't be made so expensive.
Liverpool are looking to South America for young talent. Rumours they had a 9 million bid for Renato turned down are UNTRUE. They have not yet bid for him. However, they will and he will sign for 14 million. This will be on top of a deal for Alexandre Pato for 12 million. These players, as well as Lucas are for the future but could be in the team in the next 2 years.
Currently, Liverpool will sign a left winger and striker. These will be Florent Malouda for 13 million and Michael Owen in a straight swap for Bellamy. There will also be a centre back and this will be Pepe from Porto. Lastly, a goalkeeper will sign and Liverpool will sign L. Butelle from Valencia for 5 million.
Gonzalez, Garcia, Bellamy, Cisse, Pongolle, Le Tallec, Zenden, Fowler, Dudek will all leave raising roughly 15 million.
Owen, Pato, Renato, Lucas, Malouda, Pepe, Butelle, Voronin, Leto all in for around 55 million
Hi I've just been in Glasgow for lunch and saw Steven Thompson, ex–Rangers, now Cardiff player. I asked hime what he was up to (he was with his wife and kid). He told me he was up looking at new houses as he expects to leave Cardiff this summer. When I asked if he was moving back to Rangers – he just smiled and set wait and see. .
Liverpool are currently working on deals to bring Torres, Rosina and Mancini to the club. They hope to have these 3 players in the squad by the middle of July. In the meantime negotiations are continuing.
Rafa just returned from SPAIN at the weekend ( check the papers;) ). Where he was on holiday, he wasn't on any planes with anyone with over active imaginations. Over there he tied up deals for Alves and also made contacts with A. Madrid for Torres. That deal is almost done, that's why he's been put up for sale. They are going to use that as a way of preparing the fans for his departure. Hes also looking at signing another defender but there's no solid decisions made yet. G. Milito will not be leaving Zaragoza, but look at for possible bids for English based players. Since J. Mourinho has had his credit card chopped up, Chelsea will not be signing anyone other than free transfers. In fact there's a chance Lampard may be sold to try fund a move for Tevez who looks set for Inter.
Rafael Sobis on his way to Anfield as soon as la liga is over. Rafa's scouts have sounded him out as acceptional in a bad Betis team, should cost about £8 million
Harewood to Derby for 1.5 million
You Talk Utter Rubbish.
First, Malouda Is Signing For Liverpool Because He Feels The Club Has The Most Heart.
Alexandre Pato Verbally Agreed To SKY SPORTS That He Would Join Liverpool Months Before All This ContRoversy.
S. Long. ;)
After Reading this site for over a year now I thought I would inform you of my sensible well thought out rumours and not unrealistic as some would post on here. First of all something close to my own heart. Birmingham City FC are being looked at for takeover by Mr Mital The fifth Richest man in the world. It is by no means definite that he will takeover as a Japanese businessman is also very serious about the club, however it breeds confidence in me that the club is going in the right direction. Perfect for Mital as he buys underperforming companies and turns them into superb companies. Birmingham City has to be the club with most growth potential in the whole of England. It is the second city and is crying out for a succesful club. Villa were succesful 20years ago but this could be the real turning point where Blues become the largest club in the midlands with the support of Mital of course. I will be keeping my fingers crossed. Now down to some transfer rumours Birmingham will be looking to purchase players such as Konchesky, Koumas, Kamara, Mido, Nugent maybe someone like Routledge or kieran Richardson zat Knight, Danny Murphy and loan the likes of Carson and djourou. Sadler will leave after bust up with bruce and a striker will go probably DJ. Liverpool will not get involved in any bidding wars apart from an all important winger which could be any number of players but I feel the left wing is Benitez priority and he may even ensure the winger he signs can play on both. I don't think he will buy a right back as he has 2 already and other teams are interested in Dani Alves. Although if he does want one then Cicinho could be a cheaper option as he was after him previously. 2 strikers will be signed and I think one will be creative like Saviola the other will have a good goal scoring reputation although the rumour posted about Biazini the Italian Under-21 could be partially true however he will not be in Liverpool on Thursday as he is with the Italian Under-21 squad playing in Holland. I think man City and Wigan will struggle next year I cannot see them attracting players and I think squad numbers will be small. Man United will sign a centre forward who can lead the line could be one of many. Chelsea will need to buy at least one centre back and a striker to compete with Man United next year. Craig Gordon will deffo go to Villa but again I think they will struggle to sign any big names I don't think Reo Coker will go to them. Bellamy will go to either Blackburn or West ham Liverpool may exchange Cisse with anelka. Expect Portsmouth and Newcastle to be Spurs closest Premiership rivals next year for fifth spot. sorry its all disjointed but I am just writing everything that is coming into my head
Hull City having been recently taken over my a mega Rich board are in for Danny Mills and Robbie Fowler. This is just the start of at least 6 high profile signings.
CELTIC TRANSFRES TRUTHS (NOT RUMOURS)
NEWCATSLE SET TO SWOOP FOR BORUC FOR 2 MILLION + GIVEN.
BALDE LOOKS CERT. TO LEAVE SO A DEFENDER FROM HOLLAND WILL BE BROUGHT IN.
WITH JAROSIK&GRAVESON LEAVING EXPECT APPIAH&JUAN ROMAN RIQUELME BROUGHT IN. FREDERIK LJUNGBERG WILL BE SIGNED FROM THE ARSENAL SOON.
MAGIC ZURAWSKI, MILLER&RIORDAN ALL TO LEAVE SIGNED WILL BE NAISMITH, O'CONNER OR KRIS BOYD
YOUTH PLAYER TO BE LOANDED OUT TO BOTTOM HALF SPL TEAMS&FIRST DEVISION SIDES.
2 IN A ROW 8 MORE TO GO
Barnsley are close to signing highly rated defender Alan O'Hare for 100k.
Wolves will sign Alan O'Brien of Newcastle for 450k along with Todorov as he is out of favour.
Expect to see Koumas at Celtic and kamara at Fulham,
Also Wolves will pull off a major shock by signing Danny Murphy and Lua–Lua.
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE NEWS:
The 3 players expected to arrive on trial at the beginning of pre–season and accompany the squad to their training camp in Austria are none other than Neil Sullivan (released by Leeds), Hatem Trabelsi (released by Man City) and former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (released by Millwall).
Plymouth boss Ian Holloway has also been in discussion with Arjien De Zuew and David Unsworth (both released by Wigan) who were impressed with the clubs plans and look set to sign once they return from their holidays. Former Birmingham winger Julian Gray has also held talks but is believed to prefer a move closer to home. Ollie is confident that he'll get his man though.
Scott Sinclair has agreed a 6–month loan deal from Chelsea (he loved it at Home Park).
Romain Larrieu looks set to join Fulham for around £350k, Nick Chadwick will be used as a make–weight in a deal to bring Jermain Easter to Home Park from Wycombe and Hasney Aljofree is mulling over a £150k move to either Swindon or Nottingham Forest. Rueben Reid and Cherno Samba will both go out on loan for 6–months.
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE SQUAD 2007/ 08:
GK – 23. McCormick/ 1. Sullivan
RB – 22. Connolly/ 2. Trabelsi
LB – 18. Sawyer/ 3. Unsworth
CB – 6. De Zuew/ 5. Timar/ 19. Seip/ 13. Doumbe
DM – 15. Wotton/ 4. Nalis/ 21. Morris/ 20.Hodges
CM – 8. Buzsaky/ 30.Gosling/ 29. Summerfield
RM – 7. Norris/ 14. Gray
LM – 16. Halmosi/ 32. Djordjic/ 26. Sinclair
CF – 10.Hayles/ 33. Fallon
ST – 9. Ebanks–Blake/ 11. Easter/ 17. Gallen
Liverpool scout McParland's replacement has already lined up Quaresma and Trezeguet as the men to lead Liverpool next season. After Trezeguet's outburst at the weekend he is expected to leave for a cutprice of £7 million thus allowing Liverpool to join the race for the greatest Portuguese winger in the world.
SWANSEA CITY LATEST (OUT OF CONTRACT PLAYERS)
IZZY ERIEKPEN IS SET TO LEAVE THE CLUB AND JOIN SOUTHEND ON A FREE TRANSFER. HE IS UNHAPPY AT ONLY BEING OFFERED A ONE YEAR DEAL AT THE CLUB. HE BECOMES A FREE AGENT.
HE WILL BE JOINED BY KRIS O'LEARY WHO WILL REJOIN CHELTENHAM TOWN WHERE HE WENT ON LOAN LAST SEASON.
GARRY MONK WILL HEAD BACK TOWARDS SOUTHAMPTON BUT TO JOIN BOURNEMOUTH.
AKINFENWA'S FUTURE IS not SO CERTAIN. HE IS STILL RECOVERING FROM A BROKEN LEG BUT IF HE BECOMES A FREE AGENT I THINK HE WILL SEEK A MOVE TOWARDS LONDON, EXPECT LEYTON ORIENT&BRENTFORD TO BE THE FRONT RUNNERS.
Reading Football Club are close to signing Cole Skuse from Bristol City. Apparently a fee has been agreed even though Bristol City have brushed off reports Reading are in talks.
I've heard also that Reading are trying to sign Jason Koumas but have had two bids knocked back.
Note to all – The club aren't looking for a replacement for Greg Halford. De La Cruz and Graeme Murty are still very strong contenders for the shirt and Reading will concentrate on central midfield, a striker and centre back with Alan Bennett likely to join Leeds United on a season long loan and Samantha Sodje joining WBA.
Transfers ins and out Premiership
Arsenal– IN–Quaresma, Mexes, Huntelaar OUT– Henry Denilson (loan)
Aston Villa IN– Trezeguet OUT–
Birmingham– IN–mido, Richardson OUT–mcsheffery
Blackburn– IN– Bellamy OUT–bentley
Bolton– IN– Harewood OUT–tal Ben Haim
Chelsea– IN–miguel, Dos Santos OUT– Ferreira
Derby– IN– graversen OUT–
Everton–IN– mcshefferey, Riquelme OUT– Cahill
Fulham– IN– D. bent, Carson (loan) OUT–
Liverpool–IN– bentley, Malouda OUT–Bellamy
Man City– IN– OUT– Richards, vassell
Man United– IN–doyle OUT– Richardson, Saha, dong (loan)
Middlesbrough–IN–sanli, Kerlon OUT– yakubu
Newcastle– tal Ben Haim, Richards OUT–dyer
Portsmouth– yakubu OUT–
Reading–IN– Nugent OUT–doyle
Sunderland–IN– dong (loan), Diop OUT–
Tottenham–IN– Cahill, dyer, Saha OUT–mido, definitelye
West Ham–IN–definitelye, ratinho OUT–Harewood
Wigan–IN– Sheringham, Denilson (loan) OUT–Baines (Valencia)
Cardiff to sign this week
Henderson (Watford) £1.3 million
parkin (hull) £400k
crofts (Gillingham) tbc
Earlier I said alfonso Alves was signing for Sunderland
representatives from club were seen meeting with Alves and heereeven officials in board room at the Under-21 game on Monday night this is dead cert. get in there keano.
Just if you wanted to know. Liverpool have signed a deal with Hungrian side MTK. This means that the two clubs can swap players if they don't make the grade at their respected club. For example, Dutch striker Jordy Brouwer can go to Hungary if he wanted to. (Not saying he will do though.) Andras Simon and Krizstian Nemeth have both signed for the Reds in this deal. Also, young keeper Peter Gulasci will join on a 12–day trial starting from the fourth of July. Thanks, = RF123321=
Arsenal will soon anounce arrival of Simao, Micah Richards, Malouda and Vander vart
BIGGEST SHOCK EVER IN SCOTTISH FOOTBALL. RANGERS WILL SIGN KENNY MILLER FROM CELTIC FOR A FEE OF £500,000. CELTIC NEED TO MOVE ON A NUMBER OF STRIKERS AND WALTER SMITH WOULD LOVE TO TAKE MILLER TO IBROX. MURRAY WOULD BE WILLING TO GO FOR THE CORRECT FEE AND A GUARANTEED STARTING POSITION.
NORWICH Team line up 07/ 08
Goalkeeper: David Marshall or Langfield
Right back: John Otsemobor
Centre back: Jason Shackell
Centre back: Dion Dublin/ LEON BARNETT
Left back: Adam Drury/ Paul Dixon/ SIMON LAPPIN
Right midfield: Lee Croft/ LUKE CHADWICK
Centre midfield: GAVIN RAE/ safri
Centre midfield: DICKSON ETUHU/ Micky Spillane
Left midfield: Darren Huckerby
Centre forward: Billy Sharp/ Dublin
Centre forward: Robert Earnshaw
Safri to swfc 500k
Hughes to LUFC 350k
Gallacher to Aberdeen or Rangers 250k
Croft is possible but unsure
Colin in January
and youngsters on loan to leagues 1&2
Everton are close to completing the signings of the following. I work at Goodison so believe me I know a few secrets.
1. David Nugent
2. Juan Roman Riquelme
3. David Healy
Some Spanish fella has already signed but I can't tell you who for obvious reasons, sorry.
Rafa's Shortlist For The Summer:
a winger or possibly two
a striker or possibly two
CB – Milito, if not he will move for Kaladze or Chivu. Although it is also possible that no CB will be signed due to inflated prices, especially since Kaladze has recently signed a new contract.
LW – Malouda, if not Pedersen. Rafa may not be willing to pay 25 million euros for Malouda which could see a 12 million euro bid for Pedersen.
RW – Simao, Alves is still being looked at but an offer will only be made if Finnan does not agree to a new contract. Alves will then be much like Riise and play in both the RB and RW positions.
ST – In order of preference from Rafa. Henry, Tevez, D. Bent, Owen, Amauri, Huntelaar, Villa. Rafa would prefer players with Premiership experience. Owens release Clause could tempt Rafa. Umless Bellamy leaves only 1 striker will be bought.
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ARSENAL TRANSFER NEWS
This summer will be eventful for Arsenal. well AFC eventful.
FIRSTLY: Henry will not be leaving. May 13th 2006 "This is my last contract, this is where I belong" Henrys' words not mine. He also has been pictured and promoting the new AFC away kit, think back to Vieira who was not in the adverts for the Highbury kit.
SECONDLY: Kroenke will take over the club by pooling his and Deins's shares into a newly formed company 12. 9%+ 14. 4%= 27. 3% Kroenke and Dein will firstly try to buy from the board and not go down the hostile route. Meetings are scheduled soon. If this does not happen they will acquire the 2. 6% from minority shareholders to launch a HTO. Dein will be made chairman. Wenger will then sign a new contract and the following signings/ loans/ swaps etc will happen.
Baptista will be sent back to Madrid.
We'll start in defense and work up.
A deal for Micah Richards is being orchestrated for him to join AFC in 2008. He will be bought for £8 million, which is quite cheap but that's because he will be loaned back to MCFC for a season, but we will keep an option to take him back in Jan, which will cost another £750k (add on), in case we have injuries and with Eboue and Toure off on ACN duty. No one else will join in DEF.
MIDFIELD: Flamini will leave for £4 million, a host of clubs home and abroad are after him, he may be sent off to Boro who are after a CM along with Aliadiere + a small fee (£1–2 million) in exchange for DOWNING. Downing will be replaced by TUNCAY incidentally. Downing is the winger AFC need and whom all thought to be Ribery or Babel. AW is trying to go British this summer as much as poss because of the new homegrown player restrictions coming in soon. One of Hleb or Ljungberg will be shipped out for £8 million or £6 million respectively. QUARESMA will be the replacement for £6 million (bargain.). CM will remain unchanged unless GILBERTO is sold to Juventus for £7 million who will then be replaced by NOLAN for £7 million also.
STRIKERS: Henry STAYING., Bendtner back from loan, Van Persie and Walcott (wing also) back to fitness. ADEBAYOR is to be sold, AW bought him cheaply (£6 million) and he has done well but he is never going to be first choice and the only thing he offered was height, which Bendtner offers but with better finishing and more skill, he will be off loaded for £9 million (£3 million profit). Replacement will be one of OWEN (cheap £9 million, proven scorer in EPL CL FAC LC etc and English) or F. TORRES AW has been in Spain recently trying to pull off a mega deal. AFC will give Athletico REYES and £4 million upfront with add ons plus they will loan them VELA and MERIDA for a season.
Nordtveit and Bartley will be the new additions to the goldmine of AFC's academy.
Various players will be loaned out most notably Djourou to B'ham.
AFC to be lighting up the EPL next season with a real blend of Youth and Experience combined with PACE, POWER and real SKILL.
AFC team 07/ 08
GK: Lehmann (1), Almunia 24), Fabianski (21)
RB: Eboue (12), Hoyte (2)
LB: Clichy (3), Traore (22)
CB: Toure (5), Senderos (6), Gallas (13), Connelly (34)
RM: Quaresma (17), Hleb/ Ljungberg (23/ 8)
LM: Rosicky (7), Downing (11/ 23 depending on strikers etc)
CM: Fabregas (4), Diaby (16), Denilson (15), Nolan
ST: Henry (14), Bendtner (23/ 18), Walcott (32), V. Persie (11/ 10), Owen (10) or Torres (9)
Jan Koller shock signing for big Sam at the Toooon perfect for his style of play. my mate taity speaks czech and spoke to him at Newcastle airport. remember big sam always gets the best out of old players.
Millwall FC rumour – Ryan Smith is set to turn down Millwall to join League One rivals Brighton for an undisclosed fee
To the poor deluded Spurs fan who said wouldn't join Villa West Ham or pompey as it would be a backward step. your having a laff poor old Spurs boy. with oNeill at the helm and randys millions I bet Villa will be bigger than Spurs.
Arsenal will go dutch after succes like Vn Persie and Berkamp this summer siging
Ryan Babel and Huntlear 20 million
Van der vart 8 million
Coventry set to sign Gary Borrowdale this will mean Marcus Hall will leave, if they fail to sign Leon Best they may consider a swap deal involving Adebola plus cash for Alan Lee as Jim Magilton said he was interested in the Nigerian. Dowie may also move for Tommy Miller Lee Hendrie Rob Earnshaw David Healy Clinton Morrison and Julian Gray depending on the ongoing takeover talks as wages are a problem
Burnley FC Transfer News
Gabor Kiraly (Crystal Palace) Bosman Done Deal
Djemba–Djemba (Aston Villa) £1,000,000 Certain after a successful loan
Besart Berisha (Hamburger SV) £340,000 Done Deal
Marek Sagonovski (Troyes) £750,000 Unlikely
Freddy Eastwood (Southend) £2,000,000 Linked
A Right Back (Unknown) £500,000–£1, 500,000 Certain
Frank Sinclair (Huddersfield) Released Done Deal
Danny Coyne (Unknown) Released
John Mcgreal (Unknown) Released
Graham Branch (No Club) Retired
John Spicer (Doncaster) £200,000 Certain
Gareth O'Connor (Doncaster) £100,000 Certain
Up The Clarets
DERBY TO SIGN IZALE MCLEOD, HE WANTS TO RETURN TO DERBY AS THATS WERE HE STARTED HIS CAREER. 95% true
I have it on veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery good authority that Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Thierry Henry and he will be unveiled by the end of the week. Xabi Alonso is set to give up his number 14 shirt for Henry and will take the Number 4 Shirt which will soon be vacated by Hyypia, as despite Rafa n Sami saying saying otherwise, the bid Fin will definitely leave to join his former coach Sammy Lee at Bolton.
My dads mate who works at st andrews just saw steed malbranque having a medical.
Huddersfield Town are close to the loan signing of Rob Kozluk, as well as versatile stiker and midfielder Fraizer Campbell from Man United.
Arsenal Takeover News. from a marketing source preparing Kroenke's Sports Group proposal. These are the proposed terms.
1. David Dein installed as chairman with Houllier as Director of Football. This will be the key part of Wenger extending his contract to 2012.
2. Emirates to become a leading venue for international and European football; exclusive deal with Brazil and Argentina to host friendlies against Euro teams to 2010.
3. Arsenal youngsters to be sent to MSL on loan, MSL players to Arsenal for Academy work.
4. Approx 90 million to be invested directly from overall Group for players over 3 years on top of Club revenue to give approx 45–50 million fund every summer regardless of player sales.
5. Eto'o to be bought outright by Group for 35 million as an sweetener to seal the overall deal. This has already been agreed in principle with Barca and is agreeable to Eto'o and Henry who will stay under this agreement.
If things go as planned, the takeover may well be in place by the middle of July. If the deal is agreed next week, transfer dealing will begin in preparation for the completion.
One other thing, word is that Liverpool's pursuit of Henry is genuine and that it might possibly go through if this takeover collapses. Benny McCarthy to Gunners if this happens.
Sam Allardyce has ruled out any bid for Leighton Baines after the defender was priced at £5 million by Chris Hutchings. This decision also follows Sam discovering many of the goals Newcastle conceded last season were due to a lack of height in the full back positions. Likely targets for the full back positions are now Habib Beye, the experienced Marseille captain, and Fabricio Coloccini, the Argentinian international who currently plays for Deportivo La Coruna. The pair are both over 6' tall and fit the bill in Sams transfer policy. Marseille have already been contacted by Newcastle concerning the availability of Beye.
Another major piece of news is that Ludovic Guily could become a Newcastle player as his agent claims he is aware of Newcastles interest. However, Newcastle may have to fight off interest from Spurs for the player who, if signed by Newcastle, would end Kieron Dyers career on Tyneside.
Leicester are set to make a triple signing by the end of the week for Izale Mcleod, Matt Jarvis and Jamal Campbell–Ryce.
HENRY WILL not NOW NEVER EVER EVER EVER JOIN LIVERPOOL. I WORK AT THE CLUB WITH SB AND I CAN 100%GARUNTEE THE FOLLOWING. FIRSTLY KROENKE WILL TAKE OVER THE CLUB, DEIN WILL RETURN AND AW WILL SIGN A NEW CONTRACT.
HENRY BARCA 16 million
SENDEROS VILLAREAL 3.5 million
ALIADIARE BORO 2 million
SILVA JUVENTUS 4 million
FABIANSKI. DONE DEAL
MALOUDA. 9 million WILL SIGN THIS WEEK
TORRES. REYES PLUS 6 MILLION
DAVIES. 6 million
SHOREY. 4 million
THESE WILL HAPPEN, I AM THE KNOWLEDGE MARK MY WORDS
I was suprised to find such a fony site. Is anything on this page true?
I will leak one bit of information though. Our boys at Carrington have agreed terms for Fernando Torres, £24 million we also successfully brought Oscar Ustari from Independiente, £7.5 million and are in talks with Saviola, Lahm and Micah Richards.
Rangers are lining up a move for Australian winger Mile Sterjovski, who's e contract at Basel has just come to an end. Watch this space11
Thaksin Shinawatra's laughable bid for Manchester City has collapsed and with mounting debts, the club is forced to listen to 'sensible' offers for any contracted player. The reason for this is past spending had been secured against future season ticket sales which are now below the agreed figure and the banks are getting twitchy. Expect next season's MCFC to consist of Academy players and Bosmans agreeing to play for less than 10k a week. This is the rumour coming from the money experts in the city.
Having been in Spain on holiday for two weeks and just got back id thought id share this with you. Whilst in Spain I got tickets for Barcelona against Espanyol after the match me and some friends went out for a beer much to our shock we saw the Neville brothers Beckham and a few manu and England players in a bar. Whilst at the bar Neville came up and ordered drinks spotting my manu shirt he asked me what did I think about Uniteds new signings I said I thought it was a good bit of business he and the rest of his group signed autographs and I had a few pics with them before they left he told me that in 2 weeks 2 more signing were on their way to OT I asked thinking he would never let on this news but much to my shock he told me that Saviola was coming on a free from Barcelona and that d gill was also in Spain tying up a deal for none other then Torres the deal will include Heinze Saha and 8 million plus pique on loan for a year he also said Solskjaer is on his way out due to knee injury and will retire, he then said this news will be out in the press in the next couple of weeks so I've put a nice bet on these things happening and got good odds as well: )
(Editors note: to all those that picked up on the Pazzini to Liverpool rumour being completely wrong because Pazzini is currently with the Italian Under-21 squad I agree, I only put it up because I laughed so hard at someone spending so much time making up such a blatantly obviously false rumour.... and as for the Thierry Henry to Liverpool rumour, the reason why he was spotted in Liverpool is because he was shooting an advert there.... though Liverpool have made inquiries about him.)