Football Rumours Archive March 14 2007
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Porto have agreed to sell winger Ricardo Quaresma to Liverpool for a fee of £12.8m. He is due to have a medical in May.
AC MILAN are looking to sign a new prolific goalscorer in the Shevchenko mould. That man will be Dimitar Berbatov who will arrive at the San Siro this summer for 17mil pounds. Marco Amelia and John Heitinga will also sign for 6mil and 4mil respectively.
Chelsea will sign the following in the summer
G Johnson (back from loan)
Crespo (back from loan)
Ben Haim (Free from Bolton)
Andrade (from Deportivo)
Deco (from Barcelona)
Out will be:
Robben (always injured)
Robbie Fowler will get his final dream by signing for Glasgow Rangers 100% fact. Plus he's a big Gers fan. Liverpool will get Pedderson from Blackburn for 8 million.
Leicester City Rumours:
Svetoslav Todorov will be a Leicester player before the visit of QPR on Saturday. Apparently he was spotted at the Walkers on Tuesday 13/ 03.
It is unlikley that Didier Agathe will be joining as there is now enough cover on the right of midfield with Newton having joined and too many right backs.
There will be many changes at the club over the summer in terms of personnel but only one man knows who is coming and going and that is MM.
Les A Gent.
Ridiculous: 15M plus Riise is entirely too much for Lennon. He's good, but not that good. Besides, Riise isn't going anywhere the way he's been playing in the Champions League. Quaresma to LFC is also false. Quaresma is a "me first" player who would never fit in with the team dynamic. Kewell won't go to Inter, he's finally going to be fit and will be at LFC at least until next Winter to see if he can come back. Finally, neither Real nor Barca will get Rafa or Alonso. Neither is leaving. Real will hire Mourinho and Rijkhard will be staying at The Nou.
Next season Reading will sign some major players unlike this season eg sam sodje nice man but not for the premiership so you will expect the usuall comings and goings but first lets starts of with the goings:
Aaron Brown (free)
Dave Kitson (1m)
John Oster (free)
Graham Stack (free)
Sam Sodje (500k)
Micheal Duberry (free)
Alan Bennett (loan)
And now for the players coming in:
Bobby Zamora (2m)
Jiri Jarosik (1. 5m)
Hayden Mullins (2m)
Anton Ferdiand possibility but would prefer to go to a established club eg Newcastle
Joey Barton again a possibility but prefer go to a established club eg Everton
Luke Young would be a goos signing but would have to fight off a lot of competition from other premiership clubs
Glen Johnson another option if we don't succeed with the Luke Young bid but again we would have to fight off competition from Portsmouth and Newcastle
Rafa Benitez is looking at Adriano but the Brazilian striker is actually Wenger's top target. The 2 clubs might fight it out for what could be a bargain from Inter Milan.
Arsenal will sign the following players in the summer after Wenger has been given a decent transfer kitty due to a disappointing season and the need to keep attendances up at the Emirates. The new goalkeeper will be Akineef (5m) after impressing Wenger enough during the champions league. We will only go for Woodgate in defense but I hear he has already put pen to paper on a new deal at Middlesborough. He would be likely to cost around (6m) . Arsene realised the need for natural wingers this season and a lack of killer instinct in front of goal. With this in mind the main bulk of the transfer kitty will be used to bring in three major transfers a natural winger in Franck Ribery (12m), a back up winger in the Young Ryan Babel or Nuri Sahin (6m) and a natural partner to Henry in Eto'o (18m) . These will be partly funded by the selling of Aliadiere, Ljungberg, Muamba, Song and Gilbert.
Arsenal Team Next Season:
Almunia / Akineef
Eboue / Hoyte
Toure / Djourou
Gallas / Senderos
Clichy / Traore
Ribery / Hleb
Fabregas / Denilson
Gilberto / Diaby
Rosicky / Babel or Sahin
Henry / Van Persie
Eto'o / Adebayor
Summer rumours. Henry will stay with Arsenal, Lampard to Barcelona, Ronaldo to stay with Man Utd, Terry will stay with Chelski. Eto'o will stay with Barca but have big offers from Chelski, Man Utd and the Arsenal. LFC will sign: Richards/ Alves, one will come to LFC the other to the Russians. Villa, Rafa has first choice due to Morientes deal and close ties with the club ie inside info on how to beat Chelski/ former coach. Lennon will come from Spurs, Trezeguet will come with Crouch going the other way but both will be loaned with view to permanent. Tevez is a strong possibility as he is close friends to fellow argie Mascherano + Rafa wants five forwards to be able to compete strongly in all comps. Carson will return replacing Dudek. Liverpool FC next season lineup: reina/ Carson, Alves or Richards/ Finnan, carragher/ arbeloa, Agger/ hyypia, Riise/ Aurelio, Lennon/ Pennant, Gerrard/ Sissoko, Alonso/ Mascherano, Kewell/ gonzalez, villa/ Tevez/ voronin, Kuyt/ Trezeguet. LFC4LIFE
Rafa Benitez to sell Bellamy (7. 5mill A. Villa) and Crouch (10mill Newcastle) . Also leaving are Zenden (1. 5 mill PSV or Ajax), F.S. Pongolle (3mill), Kewel (swap), Dudek (free), Fowler and Hyppia retiring with many Youngsters such as Insua, Guthrie etc going out on loan. Rafa will Buy Villa (23mill&Garcia) and Huntelaar (13mill) . However if Rafa can't get Huntelaar, expect a 11 mill pound bid for D. Bent. Daniel Alves (14mill) will come in for right wing back, Rafa wants to play three at the back with Woodgate (6. 5mill) or Ledley King (10mill plus Kewell) playing centre back. Also a quick Young skillfull attacker who can play either wing or behind the striker, Giovanni Dos Santos (8mill)
Team to be-: 3-4-1-2 Formation.
-Carragher- King/ Woodgate- Agger-
-Alves- Alonso- Mascherano- Risse-
Squad:Carson, Padelli, Finnan, Arbeloa, Aurellio, Paletta, Leto, Gonzalez, Pennant, Sissoko, Dos Santos, Veronin, Huntelaar etc.
Spurs are looking to unload - Zieglar, Stalteri, Routledge, Keates, Gardner, Barnard, Lee, Defoe, Mido, Murphy, Ifill.
Though they still want Gamst or Downing looks more likely to be Boa Morte for the left. D. Bent, as a direct swap for Defoe and Sidwell has now overtaken Nolan or Barton as a combative central midfield. Bridge, Baines or Bale to replace Lee and Curtis Davies to fill the void left by King, this season.
Man U looking at Jimi Lambere from small second division French club (?) as he has just been promoted to First team and could take place of the old Welsh Wizard on the wing. !
Some interesting LCFC rumours whilst talking to a former official. Danny Murphy has emerged as the playmaker wanted to front a promotion drive. Other not so secret targets include Todorov and Stefanovic from Portsmouth. Stefanovic will be made captain. Shaun Newton will sign if he impresses on loan. Yeates will not sign as he has not impresed. Steve Howard, Lee Hendrie and Paul Dickov have also been mentioned. Mandaric has also used his contacts to line up some foreign talent.
Departures less likely to please fans include Kisnorbo to Birmingham (if promoted) Fryatt and Hume.
Several squad members will be released for free, these include Douglas, Johansson, Johnson, Hammond,
Lewey - Juve Rumours
Ins: strikers Pizzaro ( Bayern) 10 mil) Klose ( Werder) 10 mil
Midfielders: emerson (real 8 mil) Mavuba ( Bordeaux 15 mil)
Defenders Pepe ( FC Porto 10 mil) Heinze (man utd 10 mil)
Departures: Trezeguet to Liverpool between 20 - 30 mil ( which he is worth just look at his goal scoring record)
Marchionni to Lazio waste of time 5 mil
Bojinov - any prem club for free cause Fiorentina own him.
team next season
Heinze/ chellini/ balzaretti
Emerson/ zanetti/ paro
Mavuba/ marchisco/ giaanacheda
Pizzaro/ Del Piero/ palladino
My brother works at Parkhead and word is that Sidwell has already told us he isn't coming to Scotland but if he ever did it would be to Celtic. Also the Keane rumour is true but Jol won't sell him until he gets a replacement as Defoe maybe leaving as well. Watch out for Robben
arriving in the summer.
I don't see why everyone is linking Henry away from the Emirates, he has recently said he is staying for life.
also expect C. Roanldo not to move anywhere.
also Terry and Lampard won't be going anywhere.
here are some Liverpool rumours that I have heard recently.
Rafa will be after 2 strikers but Villa will not be coming he will stay at Valencia as he has already said he wants to stay there. expect deals for Trezeguet and boijnov. Mascherano will also be made a permanat Liverpool player.
Liverpool will be buying a few youth players but not too many they have a very good youth side as it is on the way to retainging the youth FA cup.
Man Utd have earmarked the following:
DM : Hargreaves, Diarra or Di Rossi (1)
WGR : Nani, Quresma or Lennon (2)
SR : Eto'o, Berbatov, Villa, Torres or GudJohnsen (2)