Football Rumours Archive June 14 2006

 

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To the Gunners fan who is irate about rumours linking Goran Pandev to Arsenal: Goran Pandev is a 23-year-old Macedonian striker/attacking midfielder who is co-owned by Lazio and Internazionale Milan or Italy, NOT Valencia of Spain. This past season he scored 11 goals in 22 matches for Lazio, who he prefers to stay with. He may have been on the Arsenal radar before the Rosicky deal, but I assure you he will not be joining the Gunners unless its at a cut rate. I would argue however, that he is a quality young player that would have had an impact at Arsenal. Clearly you haven't seen him play, since you don't know what league he plays in, so don't be so quick to gnash your teeth at players that could very well surprise you.

More on Ricki Lambert and his on/off move to Swindon Town ...

His advisor contacted me today and said he's desperate for the Swindon move to happen but Rochdale plan to keep him until his contract expires. He's thinking of handing in a formal transfer request to get things moving a bit quicker as he's become a bit annoyed with it all.

Dennis Wise left a big impression on him when they met in Dubai for talks.

Expect further news in the coming days.

Tim Cahill has matured greatly at Everton but he looks at this WC to show all the top clubs that he is of great quality........

Expect him to sighn for a top european club but also expect him to reamain in the EPL.

Expect Man Yoo, Arsenal, Tottenham or even the Chelski to make a bid.

Fergie maybe the quickest to sighn him tho.... or also Wenger..

Either way he will play top flight football with one of these Giants.

Would someone please tell me how arsenal are going to afford these transfers? "Arsenal:Adriano(25mil),Ribery(15mil),Sahin(6mil),Buffon(6mil),Gago(12mil),Yaya(9mil),torres(22mil" the new stadium will bring in extra revenue but surely not 95 million pounds. Hopefully they don't buy zigic anyway he was disgustingly bad in the sebia montenegro game and looks more awkward than peter beanstalk crouch. Man utd will buy for riquelme and keep rvn because he is so good at running off defensive lines and these are the passes riquelme is most adept at (watch the second goal in ivory coast match). Carrick would be a backup if saf fails in bid for riquelme. Expect an mascherano, de rossi(very good), gattuso or cambiasso to fill the def mid role, there is no replacement for keano, but one of these will have to do. saf will leave the front-line as it is and wait for january to fix any holes that may appear. silvestre, fletcher to leave.

Heard from a high source at West Ham, that Luke Young will be signed from Charlton this week.

Also Pardew trying to sort out a deal with Spurs to bring back Jermain Defoe. Although this won't be popular with many fans, Pardew sees Defoe as the perfect partner for Ashton. Expect something to happen before the end of the month!!

For the person who said Ian Dowie was at the Australia Japan ofcourse he was there, hes a pundit for the BBC, some of you people have high hopes. Newcastle will sign Emile Heskey (god knows why) as a replacement for shearer. Martin Oneill has signed a pre contract agreemant to manage Sunderland. However Nial Quinns plans to travel to Germany this week to finalise the deal with Oneill may be hit by a blow as the takeover bid doesnt appear to be going to plan. Sol Campbell may well sign for Newcastle although if he has more sence he will go elsewhere.

rafa benitez has made up his mind he will move for either bellamy or martins more likly to be bellamy as benitez wants to save money as he would only cost maxium 6 mil. liverpool scouts are at the world cup watchin dario srna and klasnic they are also lookin at hedwiges maduro a midfielder that could replace hamann hes a young dutch player.expect more unkown young signings

New Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is planning a complete overhaul of his squad. Boro have already clinched the signing of Robert Huth from Chelsea, as well as tying George Boateng down to a long term deal and agreeing terms with Rodolph Douala of Sporting Lisbon. Aussie pair Mark Schwarzer and Mark Viduka will head a Riverside exodus, and they will be joined by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Ray Parlour, Ugo Ehiogu, Lee Cattermole and Gaizka Mendieta in heading for the exits. Tottenham striker Robbie Keane could emerge as a surprise £11m target, though it's unsure if he'd be willing to leave White Hart Lane after such a successful season. I've heard that Massimo Maccarone has an important role to play next season, so a new striker is expected to come in and partner the little Italian. Out of favour Aston Villa forward Juan Pablo Angel has apparently been in talks over a £2.5m move and would welcome the opportunity of first team football.

'to all people saying torres wont go to ARSENAL because of rosicky deal get the facts right.dortmond in money trouble wanted all money up front Ath madrid could not pay up front so dortmond came to ARESNAL!'

What's the comment supposed to be proving? Dortmund were happy with Madrid's offer for Rosicky and he was about to sign, but then Arsenal offered the money upfront. Yes, Athletico couldn't pay upfront so Rosicky moved to Arsenal. This still shows that without Arsenal, Rosicky would be a Athletico Madrid player and therefore Torres will not move to Arsenal. You actually proved my point by saying that.

Liverpool transfers: Aimar, Somoza, Aurelio, Bellamy, Kuyt, Alves, Victor.

Roeder's clear out has began.

Chopra, Butt, Faye, Bowyer, Carr, Harper, Elliott on their way.

Newcastle team next season :

---------------------GIVEN

------------WOODGATE-------TAYLOR

TYRONE MEARS---------------------GARETH BARRY

-----------------SCOTT PARKER

MALBRANQUE--------------------------------N'ZOGBIA

------------------EMRE/DYER

---------------KUYT--------OWEN

SUBS: SOLANO, RAMAGE, BABAYARO, MOORE, BRAMBLE, AMEOBI, MILNER, MATTI PATTISON, (AND OTHERS YET TO BE NAMED)

My dads kit man at spurs..hes seen Carlton Cole at WHL over the past few days and has now been informed he is set to sign today expect a press conference to be called for 4 oclock.

Also Jermain Defoe is interested in a move away from spurs.He is not prepared to play 2nd fiddle to R.Keane next season.

Man U to sign carrick for £15m - personal terms to be finalised in the next 48 hours.

Matt Killgallon will not leave Leeds.

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Real Betis have finally appointed their new manager and his first job was to succesfully persuade Joaquin to stay. This rules out any move from Liverpool, Real Madrid and Valencia. Liverpool's right wing targets are as follows, in order of the most likley: Alves, Zapater, Camronesi, Pennant, Victor, Malbranque, Srna and Simao. If Alves is signed, then expect one of the cheaper options to also be signed as that would allow cover for the entire right hand side. This is also the case for Zaragoza's young starlet Zapater, who may not be ready for first team action, yet. Aimar will be brought in following the injury to Cisse. Rafa had planned to sign two strikers, as well as Aimar, but now Aimar will be used as the fourth striker, together with Garcia and Pongolle until Djib recovers. The striker that will be brought is out of: Kuyt, Bellamy, Defoe, Torres, Saviola, Bent, Trezeguet and Imbrahimovic. With Lyon stating they will buy Cisse in January, expect a second striker to be brought then. The final position Liverpool will strengthen is the central midfield. With the legend Hamman likely to be leaving, Liverpool certainly need at least one to cover him. Appiah has been linked in the past so he is a possibility, although Somoza is the most likley has he has similar characteristics to hamman. Other targets will be Nolan and Barton as Rafa has always wanted the scouse passion in his side. Finally, Rafa will complete the summer by signing a keeper and a left back.

Summer arrivels: Kzusac, Paletta, Aurelio, Alves, Pennant, Somoza, Gonzalez, Aimar, Kuyt

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Liverpool fans get ready to be excited, along with Gonzales, Rafa will bring in Aurelio (free), Alves (12m), Aimar (5m), Saviola (5m), Pennant (3m) and Bent (8m). This has stretched Rafa's budget due to the Cisse deal falling through but Parry will allow these signings to go ahead and try to recoup as much as possible by letting fringe players Hamann (0.5m) Dudek (2m) Pongolle (2m) Le Tallec (1m) go.

Zigic will not be moving to Arsenal as Wenger was not at all impressed with his contribution in the Serbia vs Holland match. Wenger is interested in Ribery and Henry could help lean him towards a move to Arsenal if talks between the player and Lyon stall.

Yet again Getafes Asen has been linked to west ham for 5 million. A getafe representative has informed us that Asen has agreed a transfer

The cobblers will sign Danny Crow from the Posh for £400,000

ARSENAL TRANSFER NEWS

Arsenal will sell:

Alumina to Albacete for 1m

Campbell to Fernabache for 8m or as a makeweight in deals for players

Cygan to Lille for 2m

Reyes to Real Madrid for 20m

Lupoli, Song plus a few more youths will be sent on loan.

Arsenal will buy:

Woodgate on a pay-as-you-play deal as backup to Toure and Senderos- 5m

Rosicky was the replacement for Pires

We may buy Ribery for around 7m

Larsson will break through more often

Hargreaves will join for 8m

Adriano is being watched but price may be stumbling block.

Owen for 12m+Campbell or Trezeguet 12m or Ibrahimovic 10m are the most likely strike targets. AW will also buy some youths as usual.

Trust me this is all true and all targets will make AFC a better team!

The Man

Ok lets start of with CHELSEA by saying:

Eidur Gudjohnsen is a Barca player deal done at around 8million pounds.

William Gallas is undecided wheather to leave or not as only AC Milan have approached him and he expected Juventus to bid for him to join up with Trezeguet,Viera,Zebina, but the scandal has put a stop to Juventus bidding for big names for the moment.

The only shock at Stamford Bridge might be that Frank Lampard might be tempted to go to Barcelona if they continue their interest i dont no how this deal will be struck but look out for it.

MAN UTD

Frank Ribery has signed for Lyon, Mascherano has declared he prefer to play in Spain & Italy before England no chance of deal, Riquelme is possibility but the price is going to increase to the 20 million mark as Riquelme enhances hes reputation at World Cup thus SAF wont do it, the surprising signing might be Emerson(5-10million) of Juventus if a deal for Micheal Carrick cant be agreed, as for the offensive midfield he might opt to go for Simao and use Rooney as a main striker with Simao and C.Ronaldo playing of him.

Liverpool

Dirk Kuyt bid of 12 million has been excepted but the payment structure is a stumbling block,

Daniel Alves is desperate for the deal to be agreed, Seville want 12million liverpool bidded a rumoured 8, expect deal done at just over 10million with possibly a friendly in pre season in spain.

enquires for Bent,Raul,Ronaldo the price was too much,Villa reports in spanish newspaper say initial enquiry was quoated at 20million, if Rafa can get negotiating deal here could be struck, if not he could turn to a proven champions league striker none other than Trezeguet La Gazzeta have reported Inter,Lyon are gagging to see if Juve get relegated to SerieB, but Trezeguet wants a crack at the EPL so dont be surprised ,

Right Midfield could be sorted if Srna of croatia can get them through their group and prove his worth on the big stage i would expect him to go back to his back up plan and get Pennat for minimal price of 3-5million possibly cheaper if they throw in Mellor anda youngster like Hammil or Anderson in on loan to gain experience in the championship like what they did with Warnock two seasons ago.

Hammil is future International watch this space

A17

rvn 2 b munchen & gudjonsen 2 barca? lfc 2 sign totti 4 6mill

Transfers this season:

ARSENAL: Adriano? Kaka? Robinho? Lets get serious shall we, those guys are not coming, and niether are Arsenal going to sign any more attacking players. Wenger has got plenty of strike force, rumour mill is saying that Lungberg may be off loaded to allow the arrival of Ribery, but stern competition from Manchester United is more than likely.

LIVERPOOL- Aimar is more than definantly coming, and Benetiz has been put off the price tag attached Defoe, after Spurs rejected £14 million from Portsmoth 2 days ago. Expect Danial Alves, Fabio Aurelio, Jemain Pennant and Pablo Aimar, with another striker possibly Bellamy.

MANCHESTER UNITED: - It what seems like Fergusons swan song season if he fails to deliver the title of Champions League sucess, transfers are to be key. With Juventus in the midst of a crisis, Arsenal and Manchester United are looking to strike.

Likely targets for United are Zambrotta as a replacemnt for Neville (Bardsley to be sent to NEC on loan) Buffon, Emerson and Del Piero. Ibramhimovic to Arsenal or Barca.

Other United targets that are likley to head to Old Trafford are Frank Ribery and Mascherano. Fergie unsure on Riquelme, as he sees him as someone who the team needs to be built around. Expect Huntleer to come in as well, and the likes of Rossi and Jones to be given their chance to shine.

Have a friend who works with Tottenham on the physio team and he has told me Carrick is going to United for 14 million. Carrick told Jol he wants to go after Tottenham refused to match his wage demand. Spurs did want to take Wes Brown but Fergurson didn't want to let Brown go as he doesn't have enough cover at the back. Davids is going to Ajax. Spurs will not sell Defoe as his partnership with Keane has proved to be working near the end of the season. Glenn Johnson and Wayne Bridge are targets for Jol as he looks to replace Stalteri and Lee. Damien Duff is also on Jols wish list. Tottenham are looking to offload Andy Reid, Danny Murphy, Anthony Gardner, Stalteri and also look to loan out Yeates, Marney and Barnard. Expect Barnard to go on loan till xmas as he is expected to get better and better over the coming seasons, big big prospect at White Hart Lane. Also expect Tom Huddlestone to play a big part next year as Carricks replacement in the holding role. Team next season should look like this.

ROBBO

JOHNSON KING DAWSON BRIDGE

ROUTLEDGE HUDDLESTONE JENAS LENNON

DEFOE/BERBATOV KEANE

Big season for Spurs as they look for Champions league football and to over take the Arsenal.

AC Milan have put Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the top of their transfer list and hope to snap him up for £14 million although Liverpool are interested in giving £20 million to the Turin club for the pair of 25 year old Ibrahimovic and 29 year old right-winger Camoranesi. Benitez is waiting to see if Juventus get relegated before making any moves and it is likely this double move could happen with Van Nistelrooy about to make a decision on whether to join Bayern Munich or AC Milan or Inter after Holland's world cup campaign.

If the two Juventus men move to Anfield, Zlatan will take Cisse's number 9 shirt and Camoranesi

will take the number 16 shirt as Didi Hamman is to move to Bolton next week for £700,000.

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Benitez hopes to sign the following players and he does in fact have substantial funds despite reports. The transfers depend on whether or not Juventus are relegated however. Despite injury, Cisse could still be transferred to France - Benitez is waiting to see if either Lyon or Marseille will persue transfers for around £6 million. If Juventus aren't relegated then Benitez will sign Alves and Kuyt instead.

Transfers:

INCOMING:

- Mauro Camoranesi - Juventus - £5 million

- Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Juventus - £14.5 million

- Craig Bellamy - Blackburn - £5.2 million

- Victor Sanchez - Deportivo - FREE

- Gabriel Paletta - Undisclosed

- Fabio Aurelio - FREE

- Mark Gonzalez - transferred

OUTGOING:

- Djibril Cisse - Marseille - £5.6 million

- Dietmar Hamman - Bolton - £700,000

- Djimi Traore - £3 million

- Bolo Zenden - £1.5 million

- Florent Sinama Pongolle - p/e or £3 million

- Neil Mellor - £750,000

- Jerzy Dudek - £2 million

- Chris Kirkland - £3.5 million

- Steven Warnock - LOAN

- Anthony Le Tallec - £1 million - PSG

SQUAD:

GK - (1)Jose Reina, (20)Scott Carson, (25)David Martin

RB - (3)Steve Finnan, (2)Jan Kromkamp

CB - (23)Jamie Carragher, (4)Sami Hyypia, (5) Daniel Agger, (18)Gabriel Paletta

LB - (19)Fabio Aurelio, (6)John Arne Riise

RM - (16)Mauro Camoranesi, (21)Victor Sanchez

CM - (8)Steven Gerrard, (14)Xabi Alonson, (22)Momo Sissoko

LM - (12)Mark Gonzalez, (7)Harry Kewell

ST - (9)Zlatan Ibrahimovic, (15)Peter Crouch, (17)Craig Bellamy, (10)Sanz Luis Garcia, (11)Robbie Fowler

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CHELSEA:- Chelsea will fit all midfielders perfectly. Cole willbe their supersub, essien and makelele the holding midfielders..They will play between lampard and ballack.Diarra,obi mikel are all subs/reserve players, robben on the left with kalou as back-up, right will be cole, and either duff or shaun-w-philips as backup ( either one will be sold ),striker is none other than Shevchenko,drogba backup, defense will be terry,gallas (signs a new contract and will be C.back),carlos and fereria as full-backs.

provisional squad:- 4-5-1

gk:- cech

fereria terry(c) gallas r.carlos

makelele/essien

lampard ballack

cole robben

shevchenko

liverpool will sign kuyt for sure. Dario Srna, aurelio and martins to come. And to the guy which said liverpool will sign martins for 10million your rite..their in pole position.

Porthsmouth fan here! I believe harry redknapp will get liverpool's french talent which is rarely used by that benitez even though he saved their FA cup hopes. He's sinama pongolle, 3mil will suit us. Benitez will regret not keeping him. We might also be able to bring his cousin letallec.

Arsenal News

Arsenal will sign the following (1st choice only):

CM = 1st choice - Mascherano, 2nd - Yaya Toure.

L/RM = 1st choice - Ribery, 2nd Van Der Vaart.

CB = 1st Choice - Davies, 2nd Micah Richards.

In addition to the above, the below could happen only if we decide the players are no longer required.

OUT IN

Campbell - Thuram

Cygan - No-one (See above)

Reyes - see above or poss. Robinho

Aliadere - See below

Bergkamp -Kaka/Torres/Owen/Trezegeut/Zigic

In addition Arsenal will sign a number of young gifted players these include Van der Berg, Sahin, Merida and Gago.

All other news i.e. Adriano, Gavillion, etc... are smoke screens.

Man Utd are set to complete an incredible double swoop, by signing Tottenham's Michael Carrick and Marseille's Frank Ribery. It has been reported that Man Utd have agreed a £15m pound deal for Michael Carrick and reports in France claim that Man United have edged nearer to Signing Frank Ribery after Marseille confirmed they will not sell him to Lyon, leaving Man Utd as the front runners for his signing. CONTRARY TO REPORTS IN ENGLAND, ARSENAL ARE NOT INTERESTED IN RIBERY. These rumours were started due to Thierry Henry's public admiration for Frank Ribery. Arsene Wenger confirmed this yesterday on French Football television.

chelsea will sign adriano and urdby emanuelson ,mexes

And will sell drogba for 25m to milan and also sell duffto lyon for 10m,swp for manu15m,gallas for 6m and c.cole for 2m

ARSENAL will sign torres and davies and ribery for 30m

MANUTD will sign riquelme,carrick and RVN will stay for sure\

LIVERPOOL will sign kyut,saviola and collocinni,alvesand aureilo

ARSENAL NEWS: For all those people who say Arsenal are going to buy Adriano and Ribery, this is absolute rubbish. Arsene Wenger wont get pulled into a bidding war for these 2 players and these transfers will not happen, plus they would be to expensive. Arsenal will complete there summer signings of Cutis Davis and Yaya Toure after the World Cup, these 2 will cost about 15 million. Only other players Arsene Wenger will be looking to sign is young talented teenagers and thats it. Pires and Bergkamp have left and Cygan will follow them out of Arsenal with Djorou and Gilbert going on loan for a season.

Mart

LFC update..

my bedroom window faces the player's entrance at anfield and i seen the other day 2 men getting shown around. i didnt know who they was untill i googled them and found out 1 of them was Klaas Jan Huntelaar i dont know who the other one was but he looked dark skined (spanish maybe)

ned04

Spurs News

Arjen Robben expected to sign after the World Cup, original reports were linking Duff to Tottenham, but Chelsea are looking to offload both, with Jol keen on Robben.

Zokora to sign after World Cup for £7million.

Carrick will sign a new 4 year contract after the World Cup that will see him on the same wages as Ledley King.

I stated on this site over a week ago, with harsh opposition from a 'pool fan, that Liverpool would face competition from Spanish sides for the signing of Pablo Aimar, who will not be sold from Valencia until after the World Cup. --- Sorry mate, didn't mean to sound harsh, this is a rumour site after all --- What I've written I've garnered from publications from all over the world. From this information it is clear that the nexus of the move of Aimar is from the player himself in order to get back with Rafa, who can get the best out of his talents. Right now there is a tentative deal in place but no commitments from either side. If Aimar gets some quality time during the WC and shows something there could very well be more bids from other quality teams. Under those circumstances a bidding war may arise, which LFC could lose. Considering the injury to Cisse pulling around 8M from their budget and needs in other areas ST and RM (of course), if a Spanish side were to bid 7-8M Aimar may be forced into a move elsewhere. As far as other options people are talking about Saviola, Giuly or Martins. All of these players are very similar traditional small striker/attacking MF's (Giuly can also play the wing, but prefers inside). I for one would love to see Martins in the red. His mix of youth, speed, and potential are exactly the ingredients Rafa is known for recruiting. As far as Bent and Bellamy as replacement ST's up front. I just don't see it happening. Bellamy is being priced out and Bent is not an ugrade in the position. Better to spend money on future potential than merely "good" options. I still expect a #1 big & big ST to come to Anfield. Big and big meaning tall and well-known. I have no idea who Rafa is really looking at, but I hear that Ibrahimovich is a real option and not just wishful thinking. It's all up in the air at the moment in Italy, and remember, so far nothing has been proven, only allegations. If that move were to work out, then a deal for Aimar

would be likely and the Alves deal would go the way of the dodo as the budget will be nearly spent. That means the Pennant deal would go through as well as perhaps Victor for full cover on the right, leaving that a weak, but managable situation. Alternatively, there is a lot of talk of some big names on the right, including Mancini, Duff, SWP, Giuly (again, but not so big). That would mean the majority of the budget going there and the striker role to be filled with utility not quality. While Duff or SWP would be fantastic, I just don't see Chelsea doing it. With an unlimited purse, they have no reason to let them go to the Reds. There's still Alves too. Remember, that bid was in at 8.5M, but was rejected and Sevilla have said he won't leave for less than 12M, so it's unlikely to happen. Also, while RMF isn't really out-of-position for DA, he is primarily a RWB. With the Cisse injury and coresponding capital loss, Rafa is less likely to focus on that position until later with Finnan a solid, if not spectacular, starter there. I see one BIG signing who will start immediately next season and the rest of the need filled with lower price 3-5M gap fillers. Let's hope the suspicion is right that Rafa has some undiscovered talent in his sights. Go Reds!

heard that leeds are signing the following:

jeffers(1m)

weir(free)

glen little(2m)

ryan smith (from arsenal 800k)

selling:

pugh-(done)

wright-(done)

hulse-(watford 3m)

i have a friend who works in a Liverpool restaurant, he overheard Rafa Benitez telling a friend that Man Utd have had an 18million fee signed and sealed with Lyon over Diarra, and that Diarra has practically ruined the move by asking for £100,000 per week. Fergie doesn't want to sign any more greedy players, so might not persue the move further. The reason Rafa was discussing this is because if Fergie fails to sign Diarra, me will move onto Mascerano, who is Rafa's preferred midfield signing this season. Rafa is genuinely concerned Utd will pip liverpool to the signing of Mascerano.

west ham united news: pardew is looking to strengthen midefield and defense for next season's UEFA cup campaign. West Ham will complete the signing of Young from charlton this week for 3.5m rising to 3.9 depending on performance/appearances as Dowie wants to start with a clean slate without any unhappy players. Other hopefull signings include Julio Arca and one of Steed Malbranque/Jermaine Pennant (although Pardew faces competetion from a host of other prem clubs for these two). These, along with Lee Bowyer, will be the only notable additions and may be accompanied by some lesser known 'squad' players as well as another keeper. Outs: Clarke, Ward (loan), Dailly (free), Bywater. My uncle is a scout at Upton Park.

Rangers are about to blow celtic out of the water next season give PLG until 30 july and you Rangers supporters will be dancing around for joy Rangers will make several signings including alex frei from rennes 2.5 million once switzerland are kncked out and the rumour from spain which i am unable to reveal for several reasons but i will tell he plays for a club in the top 6 in spain and he is a forward thinking player who had a good cup run with sevilla. PLG will add young players as this is his policy he will completely revolutionise rangers and to all celtic supporters who put in ridiculous rumours where do you think you are getting the money? you could not even attract quinton fortune HA HA one final thing let the revolution begin viva la revolution!!!

Hi people! Saviola is more likely to join Liverpool than Raul.

INS:

Gonzalez(R.Sociedad,Loan Return)

Saviola(Seville,£7million)

Paletta(Some team from Argentina,Done deal)

Alves(Seville,£13million)

Aurelio(Valencia,Free)

OUTS:

Hamann(Bolton,Free)

Cisse(Marsille,£6million)

Carson(Sheff.Wed,Season-Loan)

TEAM:

GK:Reina

RB:Finnan

LB:Riise

CB:Agger

CB:Carragher

RM:Alves

LM:Gonzalez/Kewell

CM:Gerrard

CM:Alonso

ST:Saviola

ST:Garcia

SUBS:

Duddek,Hyypia,Sissoko,Anderson,Fowler

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Liverpool will get Mark Gonzales when his work permit goes through (soon), and have signed Gabriel Paletta and Fabio Aurelio. For the RW position Daniel Alves will be bought for around £10m with Jermaine Pennant(£4m), Victor(Free), Steed Malbranque (£5m) as backup or Ludovic Guily (£6m), Damien Duff(£10m) or Camorenesi(£6m)(depending on Juventus's relegation from Serie A) will come in and Alves will play RB. I think its Rafas intentions to have Alves playing infront of Steve Finnan this season and then him dropping back to RB next season when Finnan is 31 and bringing in a top class RW then (Joaquin, SWP etc). Strikers will be Dirk Kuyt (£10m) and either Pablo Aimar (£7m) to play off him or Jermaine Defoe (£8m), (portsmouth have NOT just had a £13m bid rejected they would have taken their hands off!), Craig Bellamy (£6m) or David Trezeguet (if Juve get relegated) to play with him. Also, a new CB is a possibility with Paletta going out on loan as Hyypia has got one more season left in him. Danielle Bonera or Phillipe Mexes are both top class defenders and would be available for around £6m.

MARK GONZALES (LOAN RETURN)

GABRIEL PALETTA (2M, BANFIELD) POSS LOAN OUT

FABIO AURELIO (FREE, VALENCIA)

POSS DANIELLE BONERA (6M, PARMA) OR PHILLIPE MEXES (6M, ROMA)

DANIEL ALVES (10M, SEVILLA)

STEED MALBRANQUE (5M, FULHAM)/JERMAINE PENNANT (4M, BIRMINGHAM)/LUDOVIC GUILY (6M, BARCELONA)/ VICTOR (FREE, DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA)/DAMIEN DUFF (10M, CHELSEA)/CAMORENESI(5M, JUVENTUS)

DIRK KUYT (10M, FEYENOORD)

PABLO AIMAR (7M, VALENCIA)/JERMAINE DEFOE (8M, TOTTENHAM)/CRAIG BELLAMY (6M, BLACKBURN)/ DAVID TREZEGUET (?12M? JUVENTUS)

team next season

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FINNAN______CARRA______DB/PM/AGGER______AURELIO

ALVES_______GERRARD_______ALONSO______KEWELL/MG

____________KUYT______PA/JD/CB/DT______________

subs

CARSON

HYYPIA/AGGER

SISSOKO

KEWELL/GONZALES/NEW RW

CROUCH/FOWLER/LUIS GARCIA

Sheffield United won't be signing Matt "Kilgannon" Kilgallon because Leeds won't sell to their Yorkshire rivals. Lee Hendrie has snubbed a move to Bramall Lane because next year is his 10th at Villa which would see a testimonial and a huge pay day for the greedy Midfielder. Niel Warnock is thought to be interested in Costa Rica striker Paulo Wanchope after he scored 2 goals against Germany. Claude Davis is also a target but Preston could look for £2.5m and that could be a problem as Sir Neil normally only splashes that sort of cash on 30-35 year olds which could mean a £1m move for Boro' centre back Ugo Ehiogu. Other targets include Tom Huddlestone on loan from Spurs, Steve Watson for 100k from West Brom, Mark Delaney for £1.4m from Villa, Andy Todd on a free from Blackburn, Julian Gray from Birmingham for £1.5m and Mikael forssell for £2.8m also from Birmingham. BELIEVE THE TRUTH. J.K.

man utd to offer Ruud Van Nistelrooy and 5million for german sensation Bastian schweinsteiger

To the guy who saw Neil Mellor getting OFF a car at Villa Park. Was he actually getting OUT a car or did he really get off a car in a sort of Stuart McCall too many beers kind of way?

I have herd that sheffield united are going to sign Wigans Goalkeeper Mike Pollit

Just to set the record straight, my dad works in the liverpool finance dept. and has heard the ACTUAL liverpool f.c transfer news. As we all know Rafa is in the market for a top quality striker. Rafa's policies of signing team players means that ronaldo is NOT an option. Despite the injury to cisse feyenoord's dirk kuyt is still an option with a £12 million bid having been made. Benitez is a big admirer of defoe but is being put off by tottenhams valuation (they recently rejected a £12 million offer from portsmouth and he is unwilling to pay more than that). Also Benitez is not prepared to match Charlton's ridiculous £9.5 mil. valuation of darren bent. A verbal agreement has been agreed with sevilla to take Javier Saviola but a deal is far from done. Now to the right mid. issue. The news that has relly excited the boss is that Real Betis have announced that they will listen to offers for the spanish winger Joaquin. Benitez is a big fan and it is rumoured that a bid in the region of £14-17 million would be too good for Betis to turn down. An agreement has been made with Jermain Pennant and Birmingham city but this will only go through if other deals fail to materialise. If, as is likely Juventus are relegated then we will bid for Mauro Camoranesi and David Trezeguet, a deal could be done for a combined fee of £20 million. thats all for now.

Juicy

Yaya Toure is preparing to join his bigger brother Kolo at Arsenal this summer. The Ivorian has impressed at Olympiakos and his solid performance against Argentina has impressed Wenger. Fernando Gago will also be joining, as The Gunners add just 2 more players over the summer, giving them a hugely impressive roster filled with youthful talent to challenge for trophies for years to come.

chelsea will sign carlos(4m) etoo(15m + gudjohnson)

to leave are: crespo del horno gudjohnson and carton cole

ARSENAL NEWS We will be signing TORRES after the world cup for about 20 million. The gooners will also be signing YAYA TOURE aS wenger has shown strong interest in him we will not be signing adriano and if juventus r relegated then expect THURAM and maybe BUFFON to be at the emirates nxt season. COME ON U GOONERS.

EDDIE

Sheffield Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock is very keen to sign Rangers 'keeper Allan McGregor, Dundee United, Hibs and Dunfermline all interested in keeping the former Scottish Under-21 cap in the SPL.

Darlington midfielder Neil Wainwright is set for a shock switch to League Two rivals Swindon Town. Swindon boss Dennis Wise hopes to have the deal concluded by early next week.

ANDY MORRELL WILL SIGN FOR WALSALL OR FOREST ON FRIDAY. FOREST SEEM TO BE LEADING THE CHASE FOR THE FORMER WREXHAM HITMAN BUT MORRELL SAYS HE LIKES THE SETUP AND WALSALL AND THE WAY NEW MANAGER RICHARD MONEYS SELLS THE CLUB TO NEW PLAYERS.

News hot of the press - Yaya Toure's agent is is negotiatios with Tottenham over a move to the North London club. Yaya is set to have a medicle after the world cup.

I'm a friend of England number 1 Paul Robinson and he told me that Yaya Toure is coming to Spurs.

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can people on this site please get their basics rite, before making ridiculous rumours. darius henderson is not american as sum1 sed. hes english. everton will not sign lescott 4 £2m as a fee around £5m was agreed a long wile ago. and the dumbest of dumb. SAF rlly wud b trying evrytrick if he plyd a "4-2-1-3-1" as 1 idiot suggestd. even SAF wudnt try that!!!!!!!!!!!! IDIOT. now for the rumours. micah richards may be bought by a big club (prob arsenal)and loaned out to Watford or Reading. Prso is hoping to impress in the world cup 2 move to a prem club, possibly boro. and sidwell wont join vila or charlton, he will stay at reading to lead the team to survival. coppell will pay him wot he wants, as coppell has had him at 3 diff clubs over the years and knows him better than ne1!!!!

There have been alot of players linked with Liverpool this summer but these are the deals which are pretty much certain to go through: Daniel Alves (Seville £10m)

Fabio Aurelio(Valencia, free)

Palleta (Banfield, done deal)

Jermaine Pennant (b'ham, £4m + mellor)

Mark Gonzalez (loan return)

Pablo Aimar (Valencia, £6m)

Darren Bent (Charlton, £12m)

Team next season:

---------------------Reina---------------------

---Alves----Carragher------Agger-----Aurelio---

-Pennant---Gerrard-------------Alonso---Kewell-

---------------------Aimar---------------------

---------------------Bent----------------------

SUBS from: Carson, Finnan, Kromkamp, Hyypia, Palleta, Riise, Sissoko, Luis Garcia, Gonzalez, Fowler, Crouch

Carrick deal will be announced as done for 15.5M witin next 48hrs. Fergie will then be marketing RvanN to fund a move for Buffon the whatever is left plus the Mikel Obi money will be offered for Riquelme. The sale of less favourite players like Fortune, Fletcher etc will determine whether a striker will be bought this summer or January.

I am an agent and these boards make me laugh.

I am not going to tell you who is moving where as that could affect current deals. However I can tell you the following:

Villarreal have been approached by several clubs about Riquelme, Man U being one of those. However they were denied the ability to talk to the player. Actually it doesn’t make much difference because Riquelme is happy at the club. Unlike the other players he lives in a modest house in the town center and he is very happy with his life style.

Arsenal are constantly linked with Adriano, I’m not sure how that got started but sorry guys. AW is watching Brazil for French TV not to buy a player. Arsenal are not in the market for a new striker (I have tried to arrange a transfer for one of my clients but they are not interested). Arsenal are looking to add to the back 4 nothing more.

I see so much rubbish on this site. First of all Chelsea will not sell Duff/SWP/Robben/Gudjohnsen or any other players to their nearest premiership rivals!! (I use rivals very loosely!)

Next - Adriano to Arsenal??? I nearly gave myslef a hernia i laughed so hard. Arsenal will again buy unproven young talent - sure it sometimes works, but mostly not!!

Expect to see Chelsea sign a CB with the impressive Marquez a target in a possible swap with Gud. Carlos will sign, although it's probably a stop gap until we can sign Cole or Heinze.

Expect Maka to take a bit of a back seat next year with Essien groomed for the role. Chels will play 4-4-2 next year with Ballack playing off Shev. Duff is for sale as is SWP at right price.

Next season i fully expect us to be champions again and mount a serious challenge for all other honours - especially the champions league!!