Football Rumours Archive May 14 2007
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Graham Kavanagh, the Sunderland midfielder was seen shopping in Leicester (Rackhams)
Sheffield Wednesday will sell Chris Brunt to help finance a deal to bring Billy Sharp to Hillsborough. Brunt will be replaced by Wes Hoolahan from Blackpool.
Despite rumours to the contrary Richard Wood is a player Wednesday will not sell. He is a vital part of Brian Laws' planning for next season.
If transfer bids for Graham Coughlan and David Graham are not forthcoming over the summer Wednesday will pay off their contrscts to get them off the wage bill.
If Wednesday's potential takeover happens over the summer, they will attempt to re-sign Scott Carson on a permanent deal for a fee of about £2.5 million then guarantee him 1st team football.
Norwich with new investment mean they no longer have to sell any of their top quality players, meaning less players are required. However, while in poll position for Ostenbor, they have been looking at Burnleys 33 year old keeper who has been released, as well as Tony Warner.
Birmingham city will try for liam ridgewell from Aston Villa for around 2.5 million and will also go for zat Knight from fulhum because he wants to be closer to home.
As a multi-millionaire has joined the Burnley board earlier this season, there is a cash injection of around 7-9 million pounds. Expect to see Freddy Eastwood (1.5m), Luke Varney (1.5m), David Vaughan (800k), Lloyd Sam (Loan), Julian Gray (Free), Matt Jarvis (500k), Kayode Odejayi (500k), Sam Sodje (1m), Eric Djemba-Djemba (Loan, then at end of season signing on a free transfer), Sean Thornton (Free), An unknown youngster from Liverpool. They are also set to sign a few more players but as yet we don't no who these may be. Burnley are also set to sell Gareth O'Connor for a fee thought to be around 200k. John Spicer is also set to leave Turf Moor with his old manager now at Doncaster set to make a bid of between 200-300k. Also if Burnley receive a bid of around 3-4 million for Kyle Lafferty they will consider selling him even though he is one of the brightest young players in England.
Everton transfers in and out
Sylvain Distin (free) -100%
Stevie Sidwell (free)
Joey Barton (5.5m)
Manuel Fernandes (1 year loan)
David Nugent (6m) -should be anouced very soon
Richard Wright (free) -Watford-done deal replace Foster
Alessandro Pistone (free) -Italy
Andy Van der meyde (1m) -Holland or Italy
James Mcfadden (3m) -Rangers
James Beattie (5.5m) -Middlesbrough-done deal to replace Mark Viduka yeah (FAT chance!)
come on you blue boys Uefa cup der der der der!
Expect Kevin Nolan to join Newcastle, providing that Big Sam takes over at Tyneside
Micah Richards will not be moving 2 AFC as AFC already have Matthew Connolly . Possable move by INTER 4 Freddie, if Ribery moves 2 AFC which will be a swap deal plus cash then see Daiby or Helb leave AFC . As 4 the Polish gk we have signed he's aged 22 so he won't be Lehmanns replacement or even Alumina's but problay Pooms and he will move 2 AFC next year so if Alumnia doe's leave then AFC will need a replacement .
Liverpool ins =
Tevez 11.8 M
Simao Cisse plus cash amount (unknown)
Raul 3. 0 M
Milito 5.5 M
Deco 10.0 M
Robben 15. 0 M
Liverpool outs =
Fowler - free agent rumoured heading to states
Zenden - free agent - Ajax or Feyenood
Kewell - 11.0 M(euros) Parma
Hyypia - 2.1 M Fulham or pompey
Sissoko - 22.0 M(euro) - Juventus
Connections within Catalunya press have suggested that Leonol Messi will be leaving CFB in the summer of 08-09 and if Liverpool continue to progress they feel that Messi will join Liverpool because of its by then strong argentine influence.
WEST HAM UNITED signings:
Shaun WP 10m
Plymouth Argyle are set for a summer revamp following their mass exodus of players they are looking at possible lower league replacments. Ian Holloway has already set his sights on Blackpool's Wes Hoolahan and Shrewsbury duo Ben Davies and David Edwards.
Here are some rumours that I have heard are happenning this summer: Sunderland will have a load of money to spend and Keano will attract some big names, the ones that are being lined up are, Robbie Fowler (Liverpool) free, Ole Gunnar Solskjear (loan), Thomas Graveson (Celtic) £2m. Eidur Gudjohnsen may also be joining Sunderland, if not then it is likely that he will move to West Ham along with Darren Bent. GudJohnsen for £8m and Bent for £12m. Sidwell is going to join Chelsea, with shaun wright Phillips going to Newcastle and arjen Robben to Barca. Andriy Shevchenko will probably move back to Milan with Samuel Eto'o moving to Chelsea for £30m. Micah Richards is most likely going to Arsenal, with Hoyte being part of the cash plus player deal.
Sunderland First Eleven 07-08
Lee Camp (2m Derby)
Danny Simpson (yr loan)
Johnny Evans (yr loan)
Leon Banett (2m Luton)
Wayne Bridge (6m Chelsea)
Joey Barton (5.5m City)
James Beattie (4m EFC)
Birmingham will sign Michael McIndoe and Michael Knightly from Wolverhampton Wanders if Wolverhampton fail in their bid for promotion via: the play-offs. The fee won't be massive and it will be a combined for both of the two the total money spent if Woves fail to get promotion will be £3 million pounds.
Birmingham are also interested in West Bromich Albion midfeilder Jason Koumas he is seen as comfartable cover if Fabrice Muamba was to get injured. It is also belived that Birmingham are keeping tabs on Fulham striker Helguson who would fetch around £1 million.
Alan Maybury is also wanted by Birmingham as defensive cover he would come at a cost of around £500,000 pounds. While Birmingham are also keen on Hibernian defender Stephen Whittaker who is also being tracked by Reading.
There won't be too many exits at St. Andrews either the only probable departure is Bruno N'Gotty who will retire it was belived that Mikael Forrsell was leaving however Birmingham have asked for £5 million upwards and Forrsell will now sign a new contract. However it looks as if Julian Gray is being draged out of St. Andrews kicking and screaming he has not even featured for the reserves ONCE this season.
O'Shea for 4m to Newcastle/ Sunderland
Richardson for 4m to Man City/ Everton
Brown for 6m to Newcastle/ Arsenal/ Spurs
Heinze for 8m to Juventus/ Milan/ Barca/ Real
Saha for 8m to Lyon
Eagles loan to Sunderland
Dong Fongzou to a Championship Team
Silvestre to some French Team for 5m
Saviola free from Barca
Eto'o for 30m from Barca
Hargreaves for 17.8m fom Munich
Garay for 8m from Racing
Knightley for 4m from Wolves
Nani for 17.5m from Sporting
Moutinho for 12m from Sporting
Pique return from loan
Rossi return from loan
Evans return from loan
Birmingham City manager Steve Bruce wants to bring Jari Jarosik back to the club to help use his experience to the newly promoted club.
Bruce is also interested in Kris Commons, John Stead or James Beattie, Paul McShane and wants Mark Viduka on a Bosman. Other names that have been discussed include Michael Brown, Anthony Gardner and a shock swoop for Darius Vassell.
Aston Villa are awaiting on the results of this years Championship play offs before formalising their transfer targets. Paul McShane, Michael Kightley and Matt Murray are interesting Martin O'Neill. With money to spend Craig Bellamy, Kieron Richardson and Scott Carson are also high on the wanted list
Everton to sign: Jermaine Jenas (£7m), Scott Parker (8m), David Nugent (£4.5m) and Leighton Baines (£4m) and will sell James Beattie (£3m) .
West ham are ment to be putting offers for
Edier Gudjonnson and Harry kwell sorry about spelling this is from Lucas Neil agent not me : D
Burnley do NOT have £6-£8m to spend, they have £3m.
John Spicer, Brian Jensen and Steve Foster will leave the club if sensible offers come in, whereas Garreth O'Connor can leave the club for free. Kyle Lafferty is all set to leave Burnley with a bid of £1m enough to tempt Burnley into a sale.
Many enquiries have been made about Chris McCann, but the £2.2m price that has been quoted has put teams off.
Here is first rumours that Eric Djemba-Djemba HAS agreed to stay on loan at Burnley for the 2007/ 08 season and he will form a central midfield partnership with Joey Gudjonsson.
Freddie Eastwood is a target, but it is unlikely he will come. Cotterill will bid £1.5m but it is seemingly pointless from the Burnley gaffer.
Leon Constantine will join Burnley on a free transfer and The Clarets are already in talks with free Plymouth pair David Norris and Tony Capaldi. ex-Blackburn defender Michael Gray is a target, and Stuart Parnaby, released from Boro, is also a target.
Kris Commons is the last player on the Cotterill wish-list, and he will join if Forest don't get promotion to the Championship.
Cotterill will buy at least 7 player this summer, to replace the departing players. Expect a busy, busy summer.
Thanks for Reading.
Man United to sign Jagielka next season to be the future right back after Gary Neville's retirement. He is also suitable because of his versatility in central midfield where Fergie lacks cover. Cut price £5 million as Sheffield have been relegated
As part of the Ashley Young deal it was agreed that Marlon King would join his friend at the end of the season for a fee in the region og £5 mill.
Newcastle - Allardyce in
-Ben Haim (free)
-L. Young (2.5mil)
Team: given/ young/ taylor/ tal/ Baines/ swp/ Barton/ zenden/ Duff/ owen/ anelka
Alan Smith of Manchester United will sign for Rangers for £4.5m. This will be announced after Rangers play Aberdeen in the last game of the season next Saturday.
Let me start by giving you the obvious facts:
- Wenger is staying for a long time yet.
- We will not be taken over by Stan Kroenke and KSE.
- David Dein will not return to the club.
- Thierry Henry is staying, as is William Gallas.
Anyway, I agree with most of the statements made by '- Carlos-' on yesterday's rumours. Jens Lehmann will stay after signing his new contract, but only for one more season. The second choice goalkeeper will be Lukasz Fabianski, with Manuel Almunia providing cover for the Pole. Vito Mannone will be loaned out to a Championship club for a full season.
Gael Clichy will remain first in the pecking order for the left of defense, and same with EmManuel Eboue on the right. Armand Traore and Justin Hoyte will provide cover respectively in these positions. Kerrea Gilbert will be sold to the highest bidder, as will Ryan Garry. Kolo Toure and William Gallas will remain the two central defenders, with Philippe Senderos and Johan Djourou providing cover. However, Senderos will be sold should a high enough offer come in. Matthew Connolly, the future Arsenal captain in my honest opinion, would be promoted from the reserve squad should this happen. Expect to see Gavin Hoyte and Joe O'Cearuill as regular starters in this position in the Carling Cup.
Tomas Rosicky will remain on the left side of midfield, but Frank Ribery will be purchased to provide options on both flanks. Abou Diaby is more than comfortable in this position should their be injuries, and Fredrik Ljungberg will be sold due to his loss of pace. Alexander Hleb and Theo Walcott will compete throughout the season for the starting position on the right of midfield, with Franck Ribery also filling this spot on the occasion. Francesc Fabregas and Gilberto will still be Wenger's preferred central midfield, but there is an outside chance Gilberto could leave to Juventus. Abou Diaby, Denilson and Mark Randall will provide cover in this position. I feel Wenger will not choose to strengthen this position further, as wingers such as Rosicky, Hleb and Ribery are comfortable playing there. Fabrice Muamba has this week signed on a permanent deal for Birmingham City, therefore confirming his presence in Wenger's future plans. Mathieu Flamini will be sold as many of you know and Julio Baptista will not be bought on a permanent basis due to his failure to adapt to the English game. A certain Spanish winger in Madrid will never return to London unless it is an away match. Alexandre Song will be loaned out to one of the newly promoted teams. Young midfielders such as Mark Randall, Nacer Barazite, Giorgos Efrem, Henri Lansbury, Francisco Merida Perez and Kieran Gibbs following his impressive FA Youth Cup appearances will feature in the Carling Cup.
Finally, Thierry Henry is not going anywhere as is EmManuel Adebayor. Together with Nicklas Bendtner, Robin Van Persie and the biggest signing of the summer Samuel Eto'o they will complete one of the most dominant front lines in the league. Despite Wengers persistance with him, Jeremie Aliadiere will be sold. I think it is a shame as I do admire him, but it is questionable if he is 'Arsenal' quality. Arturo Lupoli has already signed a new contract with Fiorentina in Italy. Expect the prolific Jay Simpson of the reserve squad to make the occasional appearance.
So concludes today's post, and I would at this time like to encourage any comments disagreeing with my entries, as I get my information from very reliable sources.
Thank you for Reading.
Charlton athletic rumours -
With the club relegated there will be quite a few comings and goings at the valley -
L. young 2.5m - Villa / Newcastle
D. Bent 10-12m - Highest Bidder strong rumor Man utd
H. Hreidarsson 1.5m - Birminghm / West ham
J. Thomas 1. 5-2m - Fulham
R. Kishishev 500k - Anyone
J. Fortune 500k - Stoke
El Kakouri out of contract
D. Rommedahl out of contract
J. Hasselbaink Out of contract
B. Hughes out of contract
S. Carson Loan return
Z. zhi Loan return
A. song Loan return
Matt Holland to be offered new one year deal.
If Liverpool allow Scott Carson on season long loan if not rumor is Richard wright on a free from Everton.
Freddy Eastwood (Southend) 2-3m
David Healey (Leeds) 500k or M. Chropa (Cardiff) 2m
jl. Samual (villa)
P. Stalteri (Spurs) loan
M. Jarvis (Gillingham) 500k
2 Centre Midfilder's
A centre back
Plus others but club is keeping cards close to the chest team next year-
Gk - Carson / Wright
Rb - Stalteri
Lb - Samual
Cb - Diawara
Cb - Bougherra
Rm - Ambrose
Lm - Reid
Cm - ?
Cm - ?
Cf - Eastwood
Cf - M. Bent
Subs - Randolph / Gibbs / Faye / Healey / Jarvis.
If Wolves miss out on promotion, Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate will make a move for currently injured, goalkeeper Matt Murray.
Hi people WEST HAM RUMOURS as I'm a very close friend of jamain Defoe rumours is he will be a West Ham player next season with Reo Coker going the other way as part of deal u herd it here+
TEVEZ will be signing for Man United, This deal was set up in exchange for West Ham to stay in the Premiership. Man United agreed to throw the game if West Ham gave them 1st refusal. This has been rushed through between them winning the Premiership and Sundays final game of the season. You Mark my words! This is a 110% FACT
Plymouth Argyles lack of finanacial clout has forced them to sell several prized assets with the latest rumours being Luke Summerfield neogtiating an £800,000 move to Reading along with Romain Larrieu who looks set for a move to West Brom after they had a £500,000 bid accepted by the board. Meanwhile Matt Doumbe is set for a move to Nantes and highly rated Gary Sawyer is interesting Charlton and Sunderland.
Arsenal are set to bid £10 million for Darren Bent whilst Liverpool and Tottenham are reportedly interested.
Rangers will sign Robbie Fowler, Steven Naismith, Scott Brown, Lee McCulloch, Riquelme and Pizzaro
Luton Town will have a summer clearout!
Will also sign bottom league star players!
And also get half the squad on loan from big teams in the Premiership! Most likely striker to come is Danial Sturrigde!
Luton will be back into championship and will also move into the new stadium with them into the Premiership!
Major Summer Transfers:
Kaka (Milan to Barcelona) - £55m
Nani (Sporting to Manchester United) - £17.5m
Ronaldinho (Barcelona to Milan) - £50m
Hargreaves (Bayern to Manchester United) - £19.5m
Robben (Chelsea to Bayern) - £16.4m
have money to spend as they didn't spend any last year and can now attract better players.
Coppell always buys players he knows the first will be Zamora from West Ham as he had him at brighton. The next will be Wayne gray from Birmingham who he knows from Crystal Palace. The last will be a replacement for Sidwell in the shape of Joey Barton who has been recomended from a pal at Man City from coppells time there.
Kewell's performance was first rate. Rafa is still thinking of buying a winger but he will look for a winger who can play both sides.
People mention Quaresma but:
1) He only plays on the left although he is right footed
2) he has an attitude problem-same reason we're not going to get eto'o (too expensive as well)
The player we are going for in none other than Simao. He can play both sides and if Kewell does get injured (the last straw) we have fantastic cover with Gerrard/ Pennant on the right. Cisse may be part of the deal
We will also sign Amauri (9mil) to replace Bellamy
That's it no more strikers
We will also sign Dean Bouzannis (Australian u-16 gk) and Rafa is also eyeing up a defender who is experienced and is currently playing in Spain. This will be either Andrade, Milito or Helguera. We are also chaisng either Nelson or zapapter
I stage a lot of conferences at Chelsea Village so know quite a few of the staff at SB.
Mourinho is definitely staying and because of the African Cup of Nations is looking to provide cover for Drogba and Essien in particular.
Consequently, Sheva and Ballack are staying in the hope that they have now acclimatised to Premiership life and so will perform better.
Priority is a RB, with Richards the first choice, or Alves, and Johnson returning as cover. If these come off, Ferreira and Geremi will leave. In central defense Axel will be recalled and Boularouz sold.
In midfield Sidwell will come in as will Kaka for whatever it takes if Milan can be persuaded to let him go. Robben will go (RM probably) as too injury prone and too much of a diva. SWP has started to show promise, so will be given an extended run. Makalele likely to go
Up front expect bids for Berbatov (first choice as proven in the Premiership) else Tevez or McCartney.
In addition some of the youngster like Sahar and Mancienne will be given a chance to shine.
IN: Johnson (RFL), Richards/ Alves, Axel, Sidwell, Kaka (?), Berbatov/ Tevez/ McCartney
OUT: Ferreira, Geremi, Boularouz, Makalele
Cech, Richrds/ Alves, Carvalho, Terry, ColeA, SWP, Essien, Lampard, ColeJ, Sheva, Drogs.
Subs: Cudicini, Axel, Ballack, Tevez, Bridge