Football Rumours Archive March 14 2008
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With eight shutouts in European competition and no less than fourteen in the SPL, a few of the big lights down south are starting to shift their attention away from the hole–y goalie and towards the true best keeper in Scotland, Allan McGregor. With good pal Watty in charge at Ibrox, expect Sir Alex to be knocking on the door in the Summer with a deal that will not only eclipse Gordon's last Summer, but feature the first eight figure sum of money for a Scottish player.
Inter chairman has stated that Mancini will not leave the club, this ain't true. With Roberto Mancini still set to leave Inter in May, expect Jose Mourinho to take over as soon as Mancini cleans his desk. With Jose being installed as manager there'll be a mass clear of many of the veterans (except influencal stars such as Zanetti) and he will bring in many young stars and players from his Chelsea and Porto days.
OUTS – Crespo (Chelsea loan return), Maniche (A. Madrid loan return), Toldo (Parma), Figo (Benfica), Cruz (Boca Juniors), Dacourt (Lazio), Burdisso (Villareal), Materazzi (B. Munich) and maybe Cordoba (Real Madrid) and Stankovic (Bremen)
INS – Lampard, Terry, Drogba, Obi Mikel (All Chelsea, part of mass Chelsea exodus), Queresma, Bruno Alves (Both Porto), Y. Pele (Nice), Jo (CSKA Moscow), Alex (Fernabache)
Michael Laudrup or Frank Rijkaard will take over at Chelsea in the Summer although even assistant Henk Ten Cate is in the running to oust current manager Avram Grant who faces the sack this Summer. Chelsea will suffer a dramatic clearout as the top stars look set to move on. AC Milan are keen to sign both Shevchenko and Drogba while Michael Essein will head to Real Madrid. If Mourinho takes over at FC Barcelona, he will sign Petr Cech and Ricardo Carvalho. Frank Lampard may also finally leave the Blues with Spanish clubs interested although is more likely to stay than people make out. Amauri will join Chelsea as a strike partner for Anelka although if Ten Cate gets the job, he will push for Huntelaar and if Rijkaard gets it, he will try and sign Javier Saviola from Madrid. PSV Goalkeeper Gomes may be persued if Cech goes
A lot of young European Talent heading towards the EPL, some of the rumours passing around;
Anthony Vanden Borre shall be on his way from Fiorentina to Chelsea for around the £6 million mark. Chelsea need a decent rightback as Paulo Ferreira is not going to be in the future plans and Belletti is getting any younger. Also Danni Alves is out of Chelsea reach.
Nicola Zigic is in his way to Eastlands as Sven will never get Crouch and sees Zigic as a mirror image in performance, talent, attitude and mainly for his towering 6'7 height. expect these to happen, thanks for Reading
there are few players who will definitely leave Anfield: Riise, Crouch, Voronin, Kewell, itandje and few maybes it's xabi and Finnan.
and there are few players joining Liverpool: rafinha, amorebieta and Huntelaar and few maybes it's Michael johnson, David silva, Diego, diara, arango, trejo, daniel Alves, menez, lahm so on so on.
Crystal Palace will sign David Healy from Fulham on loan for the rest of the season
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Expect Mark Randall to replace Song, possable shock move by Arsene Wenger 4 PSV player Jefferson Fanfan to replace Eduardo.
Pompey had an enquiry rejected for Jerome Thomas in January.
I would not be suprised if Darren Bent returns if promotion is acevied.
News from the lane is that jr is far from happy with the midfield he has at the moment and will look to relace 80 percent of it during the Summer all apart from Lennon, o'hara, taarabt and huddlestone will be told that the club will listen to offers, he was very impressed with afellay over the two legs v's PSV, he has had scouts running the rule over Diego and Van Der Vaart not over their ability but work rate and temprement, capel has been watched a lot less as jr knows all about him it is a case of who could work best with Bale that is stalling the boss? capel or Van Der Vaart? Aaron ramsey is sure to join countrymen Bale and gunter at the lane, centre mid Arteta, Diego and granero have all been watched ALSO do not be suprised if their is word of a swap between Blackburn and thfc for their wide men. the only other one to mention is David Villa who 80 percent certain to join as I was told "its not definitely until they have gote shirts on their backs"
samri– option Clause with the sale of Cisse to Marseille
aguro – unlikely, but Rafa really likes him so you never know
Sergio Ramos or rafinha
Chiellini or Heinze
and to keep my hopes up high I am going to say something stupid
Kaka – him and Gerrard will kill anything
ARSENAL – even though joLeon leScott has just signed a new contract with Everton Arsenal will sign him in Summer for 13 mill
Rumours from Anfield.
Well the players who'll leave LiverpoolFC this Summer are as follows as the gaffer has fed up with these fellows lack of pace, aggresivity and power in contributing to make the club to mount a serious title challenge:
1. Dirk Kuyt
2. Andriy Voronin
3. Harry Kewell
4. Yossi Benayoun
5. Steve Finnan
6. John Arne Riise
7. Charles Intanje
8. Scott Carson
9. Danny Guthrie
Those the manager are spotting to bring in at Merseyside are:
1. David Silva/Aiden Mcageady
2. Daniel Alves/Rafinha
3. Ricardo Quaresma/Jeremy Menez
4. Scott Brown/Lucas Podolski
5. Giovanni Dos Santos/Sergio Aguero
6. Micheal Owen
7. Sergio Ramos
8. Kakha Kaladze
9. Stewart Downing
I would want Rafa to bring in some Scottish players as if you look at Liverpool mysterious history, Scotts have always proved to be greatly successful just as the likes of Dalglish, Souness and recently G. Mcalister. So I prefer S. Brown from Celtic as he is more likely the same as Rooney with an aggressif and hot approach. Also he is quite fast with a good pace. Reds for glory.
With Wenger stating he will not buy big in the Summer
expect 1–2 players to arrive, no more then that though.
Gilberto/Lehmann to leave
Former Aston Villa defender Kent Nielsen held talks with Hearts officials just over two weeks ago. Nielsen is currently in charge of Danish side AC Horsens.
Liverpool to buy:
rafinha – £8 million
trejo – initial loan with £10 million fee after loan
Diego – £20 million + Voronin
Mancini – £14 million
menez – £9 million or ben arfa – £17 million
total spend – 61 million/69 million
itanje – Paris St. Germain – £3 million
Kewell – free
Voronin – Werder – exc.
Pennant – Villa – £8 million
Crouch – man c – £13 million
total sold– £24 million
net spend – 36 million/45 million
tom hicks to stay around – looking for another US potential investor to take over from gillett. Kraft family who held an interest in Liverpool 2–3 yrs ago have been approached