Football Rumours Archive July 14 2006

 

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I am new to this so don't shoot the messenger. Me and my farther are huge fans of Liverpool FC up untill the last couple of years we never went many games because my dad worked abroard. But in 2001 my dad got a job with Lucozade as the head of design. Basically any graphics or adverts have to go though him before they appear on TV or on any Lucozade products. As you well know Lucozade are one of Liverpools major sponsors and since 2001 we are always getting free ticket and invites to LFC events. Im now 27 and my dad is well in his 50's he's been down at Anfield all this week with Bryce Morrison the club secretary, John Cresswell and Noel White whom my dad is all good friends with. He's just been checking out the advertising space for next season. Well heres the news this is hot and i havn't seen anything in the papers yet, i had to tell someone cause stuck down in london nobody is interested so here it is for you all to see. Dani Alves has already been to anfield the deal is done, the cash just needs to be exchanged. Friday i belive and my dad mentioned Alves will travel to wrexham. I'll be there can't wait. Also Klass Jan Huntelaar is a done deal to my dad seems to think a liverpool player is included in the deal to and this is why the deal has not been completed as the liverpool players contract had not been agreed with Ajax as yet. My dad also seems to think that our financial troubles are all a smoke screen and there were alot of money deals done down in warwickshire in some huge estate just before the end of the season. My dad attended one meeting but that was it but he said there was some very important people there. He asked about the new kit but was told the samples should be at anfield this week although Steven Gerrard has been winding the lads up about it though texts messages. He is the only one to have seen the kit, just before the world cup he had his own personal meeting with adidas in germany and well lead the new kits adver

tising campaign, he will also lead a huge advertising campaign later this year with Lucozade. Well thats about all i know. I've only just resently got into the web anyone know any good LFC website??

Hot Man Utd news!!

A deal to bring in Robinho has drawn up! it is believed he is surplus to requirement at Real and is not part of Cappello's plans. Man utd will not be inquiring further for Torres until the end of the transfer window. Another suprise target Leighton Baines of wigan, Sir Alex is a great admirer of the young defender who will need upto £7m to prize him away.

Newcastle utd News:-

Glenn Roeder is hoping to sign the ex-river plate trio- J P Angel £3.5m, Pablo Aimar £8m and Javier Saviola £5.5m. The 3 players had a great scoring partnership with aimar the play-maker. Saviola is being pushed by boot sponsor adidas, whilst Angel has spoken about newcastle with countryman Faustino Asprilla.

Alesandro Nesta is going to go to chelsea if Milan get relegated for around 15.5 million euros. Ashley is set to drop the legal charges against chelsea so he too can join them for around 19 million euros. These two signings are highly likely. around a 90% chance will happen by next week wednesday. William Gallas to leave but destination unknown as the likely place for him to go will be AC Milan but they will be relegated and he doesnt want to play lower division football. Also Geremi is to leave for spain possible villareal or if liverpool get david alves then will go to that team for around 5 million euros.

News in italy regarding the match fixing:

If the clubs get relegated these r most likely to happen:

Buffon - AC Milan

Camoranesi - Inter

Cannavaro - Real Madrid

Thuran - AC Milan, Barcelona or Arsenal

Zambrotta - Real Madrid or Milan

Ibrahimovic - Inter

Trezeguet - Inter, Barcelona, Real Madrid or a few english clubs

Emerson - Real Madrid

Ill try and keep u posted if I hear anymore

Oh forgot to say Del Piero will be staying with Juventus along with a few others cant remember who tho

ARSENAL NEWS!!!

Arsenal have signed Saviola from Barca and will be a great team mate for Henry to work with.

Arsenal will complete the signing of Curtis Davies in an exchange for Theo walcott on loan.

Team for next season .

Cassilas

Eboue Toure Davies Cole

Hleb fabregas Ribery Rosicky

Saviola Henry

Subs:Diaby(recovering)

Lupoli

Hoyte

Senderos

Almunia(GK)

West Brom Albion may sell Curtis Davis for £6.5 million tommorow, with the condition that the Midlands Championship club get Theo Walcott on loan for a 6 month deal.

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Richard Hughes of Portsmouth is looking for a move away. Watford may be interested in the midfielder as may a host of Championship Clubs. Wigan are definitely interested in the £300,000 player.

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nufc ins

luca toni

malbranque/ shaun wright phillips

bent or defoe

Rafael Benitez has announced that Liverpool are looking to sign 2 - 3 more players. He says that funds are limited but of course this is the situation everywhere (apart from Chelsea) - it doesn't mean he has very little money to spend. The 3 players he is looking to sign are: Brazilian - Daniel Alves, Spaniard - David Villa and Tunisian - Hatem Trabelsi. Liverpool may sell Ajax - Jan Kromkamp when the sign Trabelsi on a free.

The Alves move will cost around £10 million, whilst the Villa move will cost close to £17 million. Trabelsi like Aurelio is a Free transfer. With Cisse to be sold in a years time, Morientes offloaded, Hamman gone, Kirkland gone and other players poised to leave including Traore, Warnock, Pongolle, Mellor, Kromkamp and Dudek - it will clear the way for Benitez to spend up to £30 million more! If Kromkamp stays, Trabelsi won't come. Alves will be Liverpool's right-winger.

HERE's what the squad will look like:

GK ~ (1)j.REINA, (20)s.CARSON, (29)d.MARTIN

RB ~ (3)s.FINNAN, (21)h.TRABELSI

CB ~ (23)j.CARRAGHER, (4)s.HYYPIA,

CB ~ (16)g.PALETTA, (5)d.AGGER

LB ~ (2)f.AURELIO, (6)j.a.RIISE

RM ~ (19)d.ALVES, (10)s.LUIS GARCIA

CM ~ (8)s.GERRARD, (30)b.ZENDEN

CM ~ (14)x.ALONSO, (22)m.SISSOKO

LM ~ (12)m.GONZALEZ, (7)h.KEWELL

ST ~ (17)c.BELLAMY, (11)r.FOWLER

ST ~ (9)d.VILLA, (15)p.CROUCH

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Manchester United are interested in Seville's Jesus Navas as well as Frank Ribery, Michael Carrick and Torres.

Don't expect a left-winger to come in because Giggs still has games in him as Park Ji Sung is Ferguson's solution and man for the future in that role. Expect more games from the Korean very soon.

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Now that Cappelo has became manager of Real Madrid the president Calderon has gave him an open check book to create a team that can go back to its wining ways. Cappelo will 1st move for Juventus/Italy Captain Canavaro to join him at the Madrid as it looks certain that Juventus will be relegated to division 2 the transfer should be in the region of 5-9 million. He will then come back to Juventus to get a double swoop for Zambrotta and Emerson who will have an option in their contract to go back to Juventus if they want once back promoted. Calderon will then keep his promise by bringing in Kaka of Ac Milan for £24,000,000 this should happen next week due to a medical. Another transfer will be Cesc Fabegras of Arsenal the boy loves playing at Arsenal a mean who wouldn’t but the boy is homesick. Real Madrid will offer Arsene Wenger Guti despite interest from Liverpool/Newcastle/Munich and give them £12 million up front for the Spanish international. I would also like to clear while I am talking about Arsenal Cappelo very much does see a future for Robinho and will not move from the Spanish Capital he loves it there as he has lot of friends in Madrid so sorry just wanted to make that clear. Cappelo has now put in a £26,000,000 bid for Marseilles Ribery Real Madrid now lead the race ahead of Lyon which have a £20,000,000 bid for the French star he has told real Madrid he is very keen to move to Real and should sign a 5 year contract next week and will make an appearance with the other signing Fabegras. Another transfer going around is Cristiano Ronaldo this is true this is obvious he wants to leave Manchester he has already came out during the world cup and said he wants to leave for Madrid although man united have said he is not for sale but has also announced if Ronaldo wants to leave he just needs to actually say to the club just like what Essien did to Lyon. And despite reports Cappleo does like him and was impressed with his world cup

performances Cappelo will launch a bid of £24,000,000 and the offer will be accepted and will sign in the summer and will wear the number 17 as he does in Portugal. Diarra is in talks with a possible move also but real are most likely to leave it till next year as they cant get the deal they want. I can also tell you that Roberto Carlos is not going to Chelsea he will soon dedicate his future to Madrid by signing a 2 year contract after that he will retire so Chelsea will the sign Abidal of Lyon. Sergio Ramos will sign a 4-year contract, as he wants to stay with the Galactios. Also Ronaldo will stay and not move to Inter Milan he will sign a contract also sign a contract for 2 more seasons and will head off America or Brazil to finish of his career. Julio Baptista will not move he will be given 1 more year to prove himself with the form he produced at Seville that earned a move to Real Madrid. Raul is a 50/50 to stay he could stay or move to Roma no 1 knows It will be down to his decision. I can also confirm a £32,000,000 offer was rejected from real from man united for Iker Cassalis. And finally David Beckham will sign a 3 year contract and will stay at real Madrid for life he has made his decision not to move to America he may also get the captains armband if Raul does not beat Ronaldo for a 1st team place. I have see Cappelos plans and formation he plans for the new season is a 4-5-1. The real Madrid line up will look like this for the 2006/2007 season

Cassalis

Zambrotta Canavaro Woodgate R.carlos

Beckham Kaka Fabegras Ribery C.ronaldo

Ronaldo

Subs: Raul, Robinho, Baptista, Ramos, Cicinho

Watch this space

Michael Carrick - 14 Million

Juan Roman Riquelme - 17 Million

Man Utd Tranfer

everton are set to sign aston villa's gareth barry for 5.5million plus kevin kilbane also expect everton to join many clubs in bidding 2millon for deportivo la courana's want away foward diego tristan.everton will also sell simon davies for around 2million and at half what we paid for him the clubs interested are wigan bolton blackburn and reading.lee carlsley has been linked with a move for a nominal fee to prem new boys sheffield utd and join up with former blue rhino(unsy).everton will also with 3 midfielders leaving everton will bid 3million for dynamo moscow's manchie.

To the complete idiot who yesterday said that bullard would be playing on the left for fulham... think about it! Boa morte will play there with bullard pairing with big booba in the centre of midfield. Also Collins John is staying at the club... If you were a real fan you would know this already and we have signed a new striker already by the name of Bjorn Runstrom.

May be some truth to the helgusson bit as that rumour has been going around since the final whistle of the playoff final... and wanchope! ha!

And finally... to the other idiot who said that they heard that liverpool were making an offer for Mohammed Zidan from werder bremen... he is at fsv mainz. so think you might have got your wires crossed.

SIDNEY GOVOU FOR FULHAM TOP 10! FINISH!

David Thompson will return to Coventry as a free agent next week.

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ADY here - Hearts News

Looks like the Jambos will miss out on the loan signing of Theo Walcott - with Arsenal set to offer him to West Brom for the season to smooth the passage of Curtis Davies to the Gunners on a permanent deal. Romanov was keen to bring the talented youngster to Tynecastle but looks like he will miss out. Celtic and Birmingham were also expressing an interest in taking the young England international on loan...

MAJOR ARSENAL NEWS Franck Ribery has turned down moves to Lyon,Real Madrid and Man Utd so that he can complete his move to Arsenal.The fee is expected to be around £15million?AW will offer either Theo Walcott or Arturo Lupoli to West Brom on loan until January in a bid to speed up Curtis Davies's £8million move to the Emirates Stadium.Yaya Toure will be signed from Olympiakos and will wear the #15 shirt?The only other signing will be Javier Saviola who should be signed by the end of the week?Nuri Sahin(borussia dortmund) and Yohann Pele(le mans) could both be signed in January?This will be the end of Arsenal's spending for a couple of season's as AW will then only sign europe's best youngster's.

CHARLTON NEWS

charlton will make 5 more signings with 3 plzyers leaving the valley. Jason euell will go readin lisbie norwich and anderson will go man u. we will sign robert green, emerson boyce, steed malbranqe, ben watson and forsell.

West Brom will sign Carlo Nash.They are also looking at the togo goalkeeper.Robson wants giussepe rossi on loan but Fergie will only let him go to a premiership club.Arsenal will sign ribery next season

I still cant believe that fans think Newcastle have money to burn. I think we will be borrowing a striker before we sign defo and bent and kuyt and any Italians set for relegation. Dont be suprised to see Anelka here soon.

Also with the rumours of the Shearer-Wright golf trip Newcastles, borrowing will not end at CF's. Possible loan deals Anelka, as mentioned, SWP, Jankalovski (AC Milan wingback cant get in the team but is amazing)and then there is Theo Walcott (if AW is thinking of sending him to WBA then a trip to SJP seems more pleasing and realistic to his development).

To get one or two of the loan possibilties, and Newcastle are in a strong position as we pay anyone loads of money for washing the dishes, we could then splash out on Defo or Bent.

Milner will stay and if a good season is ahead of him this will seriously cast doubts over Dyers future. 80 grand a week to chat to the medical staff! Newcastle will be looking to cash in on their insurance on KD very soon if a swift recovery is not forthcoming.

Lets hope Luque proves evryone wrong on Saturday. You dont into a crap player over night tho it wont be the first time at SJP. Remember Marcellino, possibly not! Say no more.

O'leary see's Duncan Ferguson as the perfect strike partner for Phillips and will try and get the out of Contract Scot on a pay as you play deal

Ronaldo will not leave UTD - Reals interest has cooled and Barca were never interested hence the backtracking the player has made in last few days. To alleviate some unrest RVN will be sold to Real - only the fee has to be agreed. Real will offer £11m but utd are holding out for more, they will probably agree at £13m - £14m. Unfortunately this will divert efforts to recruiting a new striker instead of tieing up deals in the much needed midfield area meaning. Expect a big name striker but panic buys in the midfield area re Kleberson, Djemba-Djemba as the season draws near.

Manchester united will sign a few players in the next 2 weeks.Carrick,mascherano,torres,kushak.kkkk

SAF has only spent approx. 10 mil of the 30 mil transfer budget last season. Also the 12 mil from the Obi Mikel saga. Finally the extra 10 mil from the AIG sponsorship. All of these and this summers budget of 30 mil have given Man Utd a huge budget of 72 mil.

Firstly SAF is going to address the RVN situation and sell him to Real Madrid for a transfer in the reigon of 14 mil. Replacing RVN, SAF will bring in Fernando Torres for 25 mil. Saha will also be sold to Lyon for 8 mil and will be replaced by the versatile Alan Smith.

Next the Ronaldo situation will be resolved and he will not be going to Real or Barca.

The ongoing problem with the central midfield position will be resolved with the transfer of Mascherano, Pirlo and Gatusso. Mascherano will be brought for a fee of 15 mil. After Milan are relegated SAF will swoop for Pirlo and Gatusso for a combined fee of 20 mil. The three will be used in a rotation system.

The left midfield problem will also be resolved with a 12 mil transfer for Ribery.

The right back position will also be sorted out with a long term replacement for Neville, with the 6 mil transfer of Rafinha.

Man Utd are also scouting wonderkids Kerlon and Igor Akinfeev and will be purchased for 6 mil and 10 mil respectively.Kerlon will be loaned out to Sporting Lisbon along with wonderkid Rincon

Next season starting squad:

V D Sar/ Akinfeev

Neville/Rafinha-Ferdinand-Vidic-Heinze

Ronaldo-Pirlo-Mascherano/Gatusso-Ribery

Rooney-Torres

Manchester United have agreed a deal with Atletico Madrid for striker Fernando Torres according to reports from Spain. The Spanish striker will join the club for an estimated fee of £24 million.

Have read a lot of interesting rumours on here regarding transfers at LFC, followed by people rubbishing them. The fact of the matter is, and I have a very good source, that all of the transfers are on the go at the moment and we haven;t heard a lot to confirm or deny them because the board, and Rick parry in particular are frying bigger fish at the moment. The "Big One" is not in fact a transfer, but the sale of the club to the Kraft family, something that a couple of posters on here have already alluded to. This is the major project at the moment as the new ground and transfers hinges on tying up the deal with Robert Kraft, the main sticking point at the moment is the make-up of the board; Moores will stay on but in a reduced capacity and the Kraft business will put some of their leading names onto the board, similar to the Glazers at MUFC. Robert Kraft and Malcolm galzer have been speaking and the feedback that Kraft has got from Glazer is very positive, hence they are now keen to invest heavily in an EPL club (as they call it), but nowhere near an Abramhovic scale. This will be the major news coming out of LFC this summer, probably by the end of the first week in August. Expect one or two more signings this Summer, with several additions come the January transfer window. Trust me on this, my source is very reliable and has very good contacts, I will be very surprised personally if this doesn't happen.

Man City may not have finished in the transfer market just yet. Pearce is still on the hunt for fullbacks & will want more attack minded midfielders if Barton leaves. Expect a versatile player who can fill more than one role. One of the following players could still find their way to Eastlands:

- Geremi (Chelsea, £2m)

- Fortune (Man Utd, Free)

- Sidwell (Reading, £3m)

- Walcott (Arsenal, Season-long loan)

- Malbranque (Fulham, £4m)

- Trabelsi (Ajax, Free)

- Reid (Spurs, £1.5m)

- Petrov (Celtic, Part-exchange with Barton)

Lionel Scaloni will sign a permanent deal at West Ham next week!

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West Ham Utd will sign Robert Green in a Part Exchange deal that will see Clive Clarke sign for the Canaries on a two year deal. The sum is yet to be decided.

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Villa will never sign playes like Tim Cahill coz they are nowhere near capable of building a good team. It will take an investment of 100's of millions to turn such a poor squad into a top 6 side. Everton to open talks with Grava next week as he is frustrated at lack of 1st team oppertunities with Maniche to be signed early August

Come on you blues!!!!!

Everton to sell

G.naysmith

R.wright

Mcfadden

kilbane

Players coming in

Mido

Meite

Traore

Barton

Sidwell

My mates dad is mates with moores and parry, he says benitez is being very careful on who he signs at the moment due to £££££ and how much he wants to chanllenge chelsea. expect either alves or pennant for the right. No simao or joaquin, too expensive! The only way to aoffrd these players is to sell and the likes of traore, warnock, dudek etc will not raise enough! Parry and Moores also said that there has been no take over deal organised as yet, but they are still looking for investors to fund the new stadium and players. So, to summarise - expect one or two right sided players, another striker, and maybe a goalkeeper if dudek is sold. Regards, DT

EXCLUSIVE

There is a rumour that Shaun Wright-Phillips could make a dramatic return to Manchester City. At the beginning of the Summer Stuart Pearce made brief enquiries with no luck as SWP was adamant that he would fight for his place at Chelsea, but since returning to pre-season training he now sees himself plying his trade elsewhere. Since Bradley Wright-Phillips transfer to Southampton was amicable, SWP is expected to prefer a move back to City in a bid to regain his place in the England squad.

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Norwich Transfer New:

When Aresenal sign Saviola from Barcelona, Theo Wallcott will be on his way to Carrow Road on a season long loan. Worthington has got this deal because his good friend Pat Rice has recommended Norwich just like he did when Bentley went on loan.

Expect this within a week.

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Further to my prior posting, West Ham boss Alan Pardew may well part with Clive Clarke and Mark Noble in exchange for England international Rob Green.

Watford 2 Get Ben Foster on season long loan

2 centre backs Shittu,Wes Brown(loan)

2 midfieldrs Appiah,Valencia

3 strikers Walcott(loan),Gyan,Helguson

scunthorpe to buy akwa

Newcastle Journal is today reporting that Kieran Dyer is off to Man Utd. for 8 million.

Be sad to see him go but his fee and wages should hopefully free up cash for a bid for....wait for it...Ronaldo. (its just what ive heard)

Agree with the post regarding TOMMY SMITH and ROBERT PAGE to Luton Town. I have been told this from another source. What's more is that personal terms have been agreed and fees are the last thing to be sorted but this is just a formality. Leeds also want Smith but he is keen to move closer to London so has rejected them.

Does anybody know what is happening with Anderson Silva da Franca who's at Malaga but has some kind of deal at Everton. nobody seems to now what is going on!!!

Charlton are hot on the heels of Sol Campbell and the big man is reported to be very interested as it would allow him to stay in London. CAFC can only offer £50,000 a week though but SC has said he is willing to negotiate on his £80,000 a week demands.

Luton have had an audacious bid to bring Upson to the club turned down by Steve Bruce as he feels that if he has to sell a Premiership club will offer more money. Failing that he wants to hold onto the player. If what I have been told is true there are quite a few unhappy players at both Birmingham and West Brom who want to get back into the Premiership but their managers will not sell them.

WEST HAM- Scaloni will NOT sign for West Ham, they have already signed a right-back (Tyrone Mears) and Pards said that ended his search.

ARSENAL Fabregas will stay, end of story, it has just been confirmed. Arsenal will sign Celtic Keeper Artur Boruc or Stuttgart's Timo Hildebrand in January, whoever his scouts say has the best season up to then. Expect AW to go abroad to find a new CB, he will not pay that much for Curtis Davies. the englishman he would pay big money for is Ledley King or Carrick.

Man Utd set to reignite their interest in M.Diarra. The fee should be around £20m. He could play alongside Carrick or Gattuso in centre midfield

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ARSENAL

The Gunners will try to sign SWP, as hard as it may be, and could do loan deal with a view to a future deal. they will sign saviola but expect to see many of Arsenal's youngsters playing next season. Timo Hildebrand, Yoann Pele or Arthur Boruc will be between the sticks for the Gooners next season, mark my words!

I drink in the same pub as Paul Robinson's (West Brom defender)father. He has stated that Paul is not impressed with West Brom turning down 2 offers for him from Watford. He is very keen to return to Watford as it was his first club. He has not said anything publicly but he is getting increasingly unsettled by this and is considering handing in a transfer request. Boothroyd is still keen to sign him so expect another move very soon with Paul Robinson putting pen to paer with Watford in the next week for 2.2 Million. He has also stated to family that his ambition is to help Watford stay in the Premiership and become club captain of Watford.

To all those people who keep posting Darren Bent rumours,here is the truth,he is staying with Charlton.They do not need the money and less than £20mn will not get him,as major share holders see him with Jimmy FH as an exciting partnership for the next two years.

They will also make funds available for Dowie to add a Centre Hlf,two central midfield players a left back and a striker.JFH joined because he knows that CAFC now have clout to build a squad to push up the table.They have saved masses on wages by getting rid of Murphy,Smertin,Bartlett,JJ,Jeffers,Bothroyd,Perry etc and have £6mn excess in their wage account.

Dowie revolution starts here,watch for 5 to 6 quality players.

LFC NEWS

Daniel Alves looks even more certain to complete his dream move to Liverpool after Sevilla signed German right-back Andreas Hinkel from Stuttgart. But Sevilla will hold firm on the asking price for Alves, a fee which is considered to be too high for the Reds, as they want to prepare to make a bid for David Villa of Valencia.

zlatan ibrahimovic and david trezeguet could become targets for liverpool if their current club are relegated

danny dichio is a target for plymouth boss ian holloway

west brom are interested in preston keeper carlo nash

to the people who keep linking rob hulse with moves to the premiership, are u crazy? he coudnt even get in the west brom team when we were in the championship.

west brom to sign pascal zububuhler once tomasz kuszack has completed his move to man utd. also sylvain ebanks-blake to join on a season loan with robsons man utd contacts. talb

Ashley Cole will sign for Chelsea within two weeks, The fee will be £16m,Del Horno will go back to Spain,probably Valencia for £6m.

Crespo will go to Inter Milan for around £5m,with Adriano coming to the bridge for about £26m, if Huth is sold before tha window shuts expect to see Ledley King come to the champions for £20m. THESE ARE FACTS... Joserule....

CARDIFF CITY FC AND ARSENAL NEWS AND ME HAVING A GO AT SOME OF THE MENTAL PEOPLE ON THIS SITE. first off the guy who said celtic were bigger then arsenal you are a lonney how long has it been since you won something the slightest bit good. now.... let me clear some things up. first off Arsenal

players coming in

ribery (16mil)

sahin (3mil)

buffon (9mil -debt)

ronaldo (real madrid 1 maybe 2-mil)

liliam thuram (3mil)

asmoah (campbell)

saviola (4mil)

torres maybe (20-25mil)

now for cardiff city

players in

koumas (1.5-2mil)

inomoto (loan or 1mil)

lupoli (loan)

sam rickets (400k)

andy robinson (500k)

martin lawrenson (200k)

up da city! BLUE BIRDS NUMBER 1 ps keep sendiding cardiff city news someone write a reply to THESE FACTS

Like I told you on 8th July Celtic have made enquiries Tristan of Deportivo and Julio Cruz of Inter, early indications are positive that both these players would be willing to join Celtic although Cruz will not be allowed to move until Inter have signed another striker. Di Vaio is another name being linked and this is a posibility although Tristan and Cruz are the main targets as they would fit the target-man bill that strachan is looking for. Celtic are also intersted in securing a deal for Jankulovski of AC Milan and this would probrably complete the summer spending unless some good bosman deals can be struck, maybe Denilson or Sol Campbell but this is highly unlikely as the wage bill probrably couldn't cope with the wage demand of these players but you never know as Celtic have offloaded sutton on £35K a week, Hartson £35K a week, Keane £40K a week plus Neil Lennon Has Taken a Major wage drop to stay at Celtic so there could be money for Strachan to play with.

Sheffield United are attempting to steal Tommy Smith from under the noses of Leeds. This would be a nice piece of revenge for all the players they have nicked from under our noses in the last year or two like Cresswell, Hulse, Healy. etc. etc. etc.

Possible targets for Sheffield United could be:

Ben watson-Palace

Tommy Smith-Derby

mcfadden-Everton

Mcanuff-Palace

Heidar Helguson-Fulham

Paulo Wanchope-(?)

Nathan Ellington-West Brom

Nigel Quashie-West Brom

Lee carsley-Everton

Antoine Sibierski-Man City

Nicky Hunt-Bolton

mark de vries will join plymouth on friday for a fee of 250,000 from leicester city

To the guy who says leeds will use money gained form outgoing will go towards helping rebuild the south stand is totally wrong. leeds united do not need money anymore, infact we have money available to spend.

LEEDS INS:

Seb Carole (done)

Darren Currie + Dan Harding (250,000)

Ifeanyi Udeze - Nigerian international (free)

Aurtis Whitley - T&T star from world cup (250,000)

Mehdi Meniri - Algerian international (free)

David Livermore - Millwall (400,000)

Hayden Fox - (free)

Kevin Nicholls & Steve Howard - Luton (800,000)

Nuno Laranjeiro - Uniao Leiria (free)

Also Blackwell will sign a czech U21 star & 2 french midfielders.

LEEDS OUTS:

Danny Pugh - (done)

Michael Ricketts - (done)

Joel Griffiths - swiss club

Gyfli Einarsson - unsure as to what club for for a fee of around 450,000

Healy (but big maybe)

THAT IS IT !!! KILLA AND HULSE ARE GOING NOWHERE !!!

Barny

Sheffield United will seal the triple deal of paul wotton, david norris and matt kuou doumbe. It is believed that a fee in the region of 4.5 million will be paid out for the trio.

breaking arsenal transfers

1. ribery will join the gunners and snub a move 2 real mardid because 1.he thinks wenger can make him a better player 2. henry has presuded him.

2.curtis davies will join arsenal for 8 mil with walcott going on loan until christmas to get more first team football.

3.zlatan ibrahimbic will sign even if juve arent relegated for 15 mil . wenger sees him as an ideal replacement for berkamp.

4. gigi buffon wil sign only if juve are releagated (hopefully)and we will get first choice of there player beacause juve owe us 8 mil for the vieria transfer so expect a few of there playes like zambratta (if cole leaves)cannavro , trezaguet , thuram , veira.

so this mean the arsenal team next year for the 06/07 season will be

------------ BUFFON ---------------

--EBOUE----TOURE------DAVIES---COLE--

--RIBERY---ROSICKY---FABREGAS---VAN PIRSE-

------IBRAHIMOBIC------HENRY(c)---

INTER MILAN have nearly completed the signing of resigning ronaldo from real madrid this despite when he was linked with a move back to inter in april at the san siro the inter fans chanted over and over again in some matches "ronaldo no ronaldo no!"but will probably of changed their minded after his form in the wc got better as it progessed but this has lead to speculation that adraino could be moving the other way inter will totaly deny the rumour but expect both deals to go through soon fabio cappelo has told both ronaldo and r carlos they have no future but do link carlos with a move to chelsea or inter becauase inter have just signed world cup winner fabio grosso(scored that great goal against germany and the winning pen in the final)and chelsea have set their sights on either philip lahm or ashley cole again expect one to move to stamford brigde as soon as asier del horno has joined valencia.roberto carlos future is not looking so good as from a close source carlos will join newcastle utd how horrible for carlos no trophies will not even finish in the top half of the premiership next season! expect everything i meantioned to happen

si! ps to any newcastle fans who think u are bigger than everton can i see your trophies!

Van Nistlerooy has been linked with a move to athletico Madrid in a part exchange deal for fernando torres with united paying athletico madrid £5 million. Rino Gattuso has also stated that he would like a move to Manchester United in the near future in a deal worth £26 million.

ARSENAL NEWS!!!!!!

Despite the rumours Cesc Fabregas will NOT be going anywhere! He will pledge his future to the club by signing a new contract until 2010 later this year!! Ashley Cole will go to Real Madrid for £15 million and Gilberto will go to Spain or back to Brazil for around £4 million! Arsenal will sign Rafinha from Brazil for £2.3 million, Yaya Toure for £7.25 million both 100%!!! May also get Ibrahimavic from Juventus if they r relegated for around £8 million, 50%!!!!

THFC - Concern around the club that several signings are close but not getting closed out. Martin Jol has asked for all (first team) signings to be in by end of July so they can be intergrated into the squad before the start of the season, thus avoiding the situation we have seen at the close of the last few transfer windows where the back up signings get brought in last minute due to hitches in the first choice deals (Rasiak instead of Kuyt, Torres ...)

Don't know yet what transfers are at an advanced stage but don't expect too many more big money signings this summer. If still in the UEFA cup and in the chase for CL come January the board want to keep something back to give the squad a boost and "kick on".

One more thing, Some disapointment that Davids didn't go to Ajax. Club wanted to free up his wages to attract a star name from Italy. It is not felt that with Zakora, Carrick (not gone yet!!), Lennon, Tanio, Jenas ahead of him on the pecking order his wages were excessive.

Info from friend of a friend with links to board, will post again if I hear names.

wenger will look to switzerland for some fine talent. attacking midfielder tranquillo barnetta of switzerland who is in my opinion, the best under 20 player besides messi and fabregas, will join. wenger is considering going for swiss captain johann vogel from ac milan, and wenger also was very interested in alexander frei, before he signed a contract and borussia dortmund.

arsenal team next year.

buffon

lauren(eboue)

toure(djourou)

senderos(c.davies)

a.cole(clichy)

ljungberg(barnetta,hleb)

gilberto(diaby,flamini)

fabregas(rosicky)

reyes(ribery)

henry(adebayor,bendtner)

v.persie(saviola,lupoli)

-walcott will be loaned to west brom for a year for curtis davies to come to arsenal.

newcastle 2006/07 team.

given

carr(ramage)

huth)boumsong)

upson(bramble)

babayaro

ambrose

parker

emre(dyer)

n'zogbia

d.bent(ameobi)

saviola(owen-injured)

REAL MADRID have just announced that they have agreed terms with RVN and manu for his tranfer of £10 million (15 million euros).

And to replace RVN at manu, will be Robin Van Persie!! For quite a while now Wenger has been losing patience with his bad ways, so manu will acquire RVP to RVN for £13-15 million, which will then give Arsenal the extra cash to buy Fernando Torres at £22 million to partner Thierry at the Emirates next season.

Also next week Liverpool will conclude the deal for David Villa from Valencia for £17.5 million.

Southend united news

Ive heard rumours up in West Ham that ur about to take Good old Teddy Shringham down to Roots hall... If u get him that will be a good signing.

Heard that Vladimir Romanov is evaluating a possible bid to buy Murrayfield from the SRU. Hearts are already playing all their Champions League matches there this season. Edinburgh City Council are dragging their heels over the sale of some land required to start the expansion of Tynecastle and the Murrayfield idea is an alternative should the plans for Tynecastle not be approved. The SRU are heavily in debt and should they sell they would agree a lease of the ground for all the Scotland rugby matches and also keep their offices there. Romanov's plans for the stadium and associated land would be to develop it into a world class arena and also to build a hotel and leisure facilities on the site. Funding for the purchase would be through loans from the bank he owns and also through the sale of Tynecastle which has a value of over £20 million. Murrayfield's capacity is much greater than Hearts could hope to fill on a weekly basis playing in the SPL but yesterday an innovative marketing plan was introduced where 35,000 Scottish Rugby Supporters were sent an email inviting them along to the forthcoming Champions League games.

man utd news - SAF is set to make italy his main market this season, a bid for trezeguet and nesta likely if both sides go down. while SAF will not wait for the scramble he plans a swoop on roma for £33m, for that money he wants totti, de rossi and perrotta. the torres deal is nearly done for £26.5m and RVN is in talks with real, inter and munich over a £15m move. rossi looks set to join charlton on loan and pique will also go on loan to bolton. SAF will also listen to offers of over £10m for saha.

charlton transfer news -lupoli will join for £1.3m, while rossi will also join on loan. this will see lisbie move to derby for £375k rising to £650k. a loan move for swp looks to have hit the rocks with jose wanting him to fight for his place so a loan deal for l. diarra is nearly done. maniche is also set to join on loan with a view to a £3.5m move. chipperfield is also set to sign from basel for £750k rising to £1.1m. holland is set to join reading for £600k and hughes as had an enquiry from fulham. a move for dempsey is also being looked at. a £1.7m move for knight is looking likely after fulham got a key target. charlton are also battling for arca for around £1m but the spainish competition looks to have them beat. but dowie is also looking to make a few shock swoops for maduro, bon kalou, needved, allou diarra and taiwo, please note that no bids have yet been excepted for these players but talks are on going.

Manchester United will finally complete the signings of Tomasz Kuszczak, Michael Carrick and Fernando Torres with the next 5 days after weeks of negotiations. However they will come at a price as the majority of United's transfer kitty will be used up. Kuszczak will cost just under £4million depending on appearances, Carrick will cost the best part of £15million and Torres will cost a hefty £23.5million.

To help make up for this spending United will hold out for £16million for prolific striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy who will eventually sign for Real Madrid.

United are also keeping a keen eye on the scandal in Italy. If AC Milan are demoted then United will sign Rino Gattuso for £8million, but if Juventus are the only team to go down then Sir Alex Ferguson may consider bringing in Patrick Vieira.

-Mike Edwards.

villa will complete a move to liverpool in the next 7 days once he has returned from holiday in corsica.