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People now that B'Ham City have been relegated to the championship, there will be mega changes to the squad and boardroom, contrary to beliefs and newspaper talk our stars will go and limited money will be made avaiable to buy players, the lists are:

out:

Mcfadden £3 million (Newcastle)

Larsson £3 million (newcatsle)

Muamba £4 million (Wigan)

Kingson released

Quedrue £1 million (stoke)

Kapo £4 million (Portsmouth)

De ridder nominal fee (abroad – Holland or Spain)

schmitz (loan return)

Forsell £2 million (Bolton/Fulham)

oconner nominal fee (Scotland)

nafti £1 million (France)

Maik Taylor (given coaching role)

This money will counter act the loss of money form the prem

the major loss will be the board who will sell up to none other than Carson Yueng out of spite towards the fans

ins:

Beckford (Leeds)

brain howard (Barnsley)

mutch (promoted from reserves)

Pearce (promoted from reserves)

vela (Arsenal loan)

randall (Arsenal loan)

Kuszcak (spelling) £2 million (Man United)

youth will be brought from africa and Europe but these will be future use not used in the immdiate bounce back to the Premier League. The Euros will also be watched closely with the lesser teams especially to spot any unearthed talent for nominal fees.

keep right on: )

  Everton FC transfer targets include:

Arshavin £7 million

Sylvian Ebanks–Blake and Wayne Henessay Joint deal worth £6 million

Owen £9 million

if Moyes cannot land Owen he will turn his attention to the more pricey Mutu £15 million

manny Fernandes one year loan with a view to a permanat deal £8 million

Dean Leocok £1.5 million

he will ofload:

Tommy Gravesen end of loan

steffan wessels free

andy vdm free

Carsley end of contract (but will be offered a new contract)

Arteta if the price is to good to refuse

  I'm involved in the accounts department at Liverpool. I can tell you now that things are not rosy financially. Liverpool fans expecting a Summer of signings are sadly misguided. The word is that Rafa has £10 million to spend on Barry. Any other signings must be paid for from the sale of players. Rafa is not best pleased by this and is walking around the place like a bear with a sore head.

  From very reliable resources (Arsene Wenger), I have some very interesting pieces of dosh to tell you, Richard dunne will come to Arsenal for a bargain price, ben arfa will not come to Arsenal because he prefers the French lingo, Mr Wenger has told me he will buy someone with premeirship experience within the next few weeks (possibly Martins of the Newcastle United). Arsenal fans rejoice because the Gunners are back in town.

  Megson to make massive changes at Bolton bringing in mainly English players.

gartside reailses Bolton need a cash injection to make Bolton stable again about £25 million budget.

BIG possibility of a taker over from a foriegn inverstor

ins ;

GK. Myhill (hull), £3 mill/Hennessey (Wolves), £4 mill

DF. Morgan (forrest), £3.5 mill

Traore (Arsenal), loan

MD. Sidwell (Chelsea), £2.5 mill

Kapo (Birmingham), £2 mill

Guthrie (Liverpool), £ 3 mill

Larsson/Muamba/huddelstone £5 mill

CF. lita (Reading)/Roberts (Blackburn) £3 mill

tyson (forrest) £ nominal fee

Gomis (st. etienne)/Elmander (toulouse) £9 mill

outs;

campo

diouf

andranik

speed

walker

Jaaskelainen

meite

stelios

braaten

true trotter

  Sheff United Summer signings

in

rob Earnshaw £2 million

john halls free transfer

van den borre £3 million

justin Hoyte loan

jaime o'hara loan

ayew £1 million

Carlos edwards £2 mill

dave Nugent £3 mill

out

Luton shelton £2 million to hull

geoff horsefield free

Chris lucketti free

Danny Webber £1 million to Cardiff

jon stead £1 million to Watford

Chris Morgan £500 thousend to barnsly

  Everton selling Van Der meyde for £3.5 million and Wessels for £4 million. Sounds good to me, just do not really understand when Wessels left on Sunday after his short term deal ended, Gravasen left also. £3.5 million for shandy andy, not a chance. anyone comes in Moyes will let them have VDM to get him off the wage bill.

Also hearing Arteta is deffo off to Spain, his MRS has given him an ultimatum and has already moved back to Spain herself. She did the same to him when he was at Rangers.

People Moyes is definitely interested in are:

Hoyte from Arsenal

Sidwell from Chelsea

McGready from Celtic

and a youngester from Cardiff, not sure if this is Ledley or Ramsay.

  Owen is going nowhere. He will accept the reduced wage deal he is being offered as there are no clubs in the Premier League willing to pay 100 grand+ per week for him.

Newcastle will be signing within the first two weeks of the transfer window: Crouch, Risse, Wright–Phillips, Dunne, Sol Campbell, Arshavin, Giles Barnes, Bellamy

Out will go: Duff, Smith, Geremi, Cacapa, Given, N'Zogbia.

  Good inside news here, not certainties but goers.

No I work for blah blah just a bit of insider news at Liverpool –)

Gillett has alredy sold his shares to DIC, Hicks will finally bow out in early June with a profit of, wait for it, $200 million. Unbelievable.

The stadium will be started around August/Sept and the 60 k option with additional room for expansion will be the one, all traffic problems will be sorted.

Players?

Barry will come for Carson + £5 million if Rafa has his way.

Rafa wants £15 million + for Alonso and the De La Red trade + cash is a real goer.

Degen will not be coming as Rafa wants Amoribietta to compete at centre back with Carragher right back. Fee for Amoirbietta round £8 million.

Wayne Bridge is not a target but Shorey could be until Insua is ready.

Upfront, and the targets are clear Silva, Bentley and Huntelaar. Rafa will be backed by DIC.

wb.

  3 people have said stefan wessels will be sold by Everton for £4 millionim, do not know how he only signed a one year deal and got released after the Newcastle game along with Tommy G. also gattusso to the Toffees, in our dreams. we are more interested in howard from Barnsley.

Ben, Kirkdale Blue

  BIG SPUDS RUMOUR having supposedly bagged benno they will now turn their attentions to a keeper, the rumour within the City, is that a proposed swap maybe some cash involved but the rumour being that Tottenham and Manchester City will swap keepers with robbo going north and hart coming south.

a college across the mile will confirm that the spuds will listen to offers for all players apart from; Keane, Woodgate, hutton, king, o'hara, bale, gunter and pekhart; they will/should also anounce the signing of bostock of crystal Palace although there may be a snitch?

  Celtic Fc

GS looking for experienced centre half, targetting Sol Campbell who is keen about playing Champions League football next season.

Also looking for more firepower up front, Mutu a distinct possibility.

Hail Hail

  Plymouth Argyle. Done deals, announcements to be made to press on completion of deals:

Russell Anderson (Sunderland) £500 k, 3yr deal

Andy Dorman (St. Mirren) £200 k, three year deal

Barry Nicholson (Aberdeen) Bosman, three year deal

Alan Gow (Rangers) Loan with view to perm in January09

Bids have been made for:

Stephane Noro (Troyes) £700 k

Junichi Inamoto (Frankfurt) £500 k

Naohiro Takahara (Urawa) £300 k

Albert Adomah (Barnet) £400 k

Jason Puncheon (Barnet) £200 k

Joe Devera (Barnet) £200 k

Miguel Comminges (Swindon) £200 k

Matthew Spring (Luton) £200 k

Gary Teale (Derby) £250 k

Jon–Paul McGovern (Swindon) £150 k

Sturrock is considering/scouting:

Yassine Chikhaoui (FC ZuRich)

Javier Balboa (Real Madrid)

Sherjill MacDonald (West Bromwich)

Stephen Elliott (Wolves)

Dean Moxey (Exeter)

Calum Davenport (the Hammers)

Calvin Andrew (Luton)

Graham Kavanagh (Sunderland)

  Chris Brunt is going back to Sheffield Wedesday for £1.5 million because he has found it hard to settle in after levaing the club. Sheff Wednesday have also been linked with the signing of

Harry Kewell,

araon mclean,

sam sodje,

and Doncaster Rovers under 16 starlet Robert Winder and Scunthorpe United under 16 captin David otter.

  How can Carson be valued at £1 million? have you forgotten to take your medicine, if Gordon cost £9 million, and Carson is one of the best young English keepers around, £8 million is a reasonable figure. Crouch –£6 million, do not think so, they payed £7 million when Southampton were relegated, he is a regular in the England set up, has a great goal scoring record when he starts for club or country, and if Bent was sold for £17 million, £13–15 million is a likely fee, so get real. Barry will go to Liverpool for a fee around £15 million, with Carson, Pennant or Crouch possibly being involved. He is not interested in anywhere else. Gerrard is not going anywhere, Alonso will leave for Spain as long as the right bid comes in. Rafa is wanting to sign David Silva, as he believes is a better player than Bentley and is ready to bid £16 million. Then a forward to replace Crouch and Voronin will be bought pplus a right back, possibly

|Rafinha or Alves, although Rafa may be priced out of a move for the latter due to Barcelona, Real and Man United all interested. Hunterlaar is on Rafas radar but price may be an issue also.

Real talk, Rob

  Sheff Wednesday are going to re–sign Portsmouth player franck songo'o for £2.2 million if they are bought out by business man geff sherad.

he will be levaing the club after falling out with assistant manager Tony Adams and being told that first team chances will not occur this season for him.

sheffiled wendsday will also fighting with local rivals Sheff United for the signiture of Marcus bent.

  West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Mowbray will bolster his side with 10 signings during the Summer and will not break the bank to improve his team, although wages will increase, large fees will not be paid until January if need be.

In:

Steve Sidwell

Juliano Belletti

Tal Ben Haim

Claudio Pizarro

Phillipe Senderos (Loan)

Darren Feltcher

Segaurdo Castillo

Mikael Forsell

Keiran Richardson

Luis Saritama (Loan)

Out:

Kevin Phillips

Zoltan Gera

Tininho

Sherjil MacDonald

Jared Hodgkiss

Shelton Martis

Luke Steele

Stuart Nicholson

Pele

  I am a source close to the Foxes boardroom. Ian Holloway is to be retained as manager for the moment, and a review of the Foxes' progress will be made in November to see whether he is still a suitable manager to get Leicester back in the Championship. Holloway is interested in signing Cherno Samba on a free. Holloway signed Samba while manager at Plymouth, and he thinks that Samba could be the answer to the goal drought that ultimately sealed the Foxes' relegation.

  ARSEnal possible transfers (note possible, not DEFINITE)

Henri saivet – Bordeaux/ben arfa – Lyon (done deal almost)/zapata – Udinese/Schalke keeper (forgot his name)

Man United possibles

dani Alves – Sevilla/kenwyme Jones – Sunderland/veloso or moutinho or both – sporting (United's feeder club.)/lulinha – corinthians (i think)

Chelsea possibilities

villa – Valencia/silva – Valencia/Eto'o – FC Barcelona/micah Richards – Manchester City/lulinha – corninthians (i think)/or any other player that Man United are interested in (re: bosingwa, Essien, Mikel etc. )

  The following players to sign for Hartlepool United in the Summer:

Dimi Konstantopalos

Chris Commons – feels that we will not start many games in the championship

Grant Holt

and Peter Ramage

  Arsenal Rumours.

Wenger feels that he has a squad capable of winning the league next season, but admits that he needs 2–3 quality signings.

Expect Hleb to leave to Inter as he wants a change and £20 million will see him leave.

Gilberto to stay as Copa America ruined his season last year.

Vela, Traore, Merida, Nordveit, Gibbs, Randall, Mannone, Simpson and Barazite will all be first team fringes next season.

Hoyte could be sold as has been poor when played with likes of Stoke and West Bromwich a likely destination.

Ben Arfa from Lyon for around £16 million to cover Hleb.

Centre Back from Premier Legaue looks likely with LeScott, Dunne, Richards or Wheater likely to move.

Goalkeeper wise Wenger feels that Almunia and Fabianski can cope with Mannone as third choice, a change of heart could result in a bid for either Green or Kirkland.

The rumours for players such as Valencia, Palacios, Villa and Benzema are untrue as they would cost too much and Arsenal are repaying the debt for the new stadium still, Arsenal do not have as much spending money as people think.

Finally rotation player for Flamini replacement like Makoun or Yaya Toure likely candidates, as Song, Kolo, Denilson and Diabby can all cover.

Arsenal very rarely buy players back once they have been sold so do not expect Henry, Bentley or Upson who have been linked to return.

  Rangers will make some significant signings in the Summer to add quality to squad, but will not necessarily spend a huge amount.

ins:

Steven Fletcher (Hibernian) 4 mill

Kim Kallstrom (Lyon) 6 mill

Steve Davis (Fulham) 2.5 mill

Danny Shittuu (Watford) 1 mill

James Morrisson (WBA) Swap for Burke

out:

Daniel Cousin 2.5 mill

Brahim Hemdani 2.5 mill

Kris Boyd 3 mill

Fillip Sebo 500,000

Thomas Buffel 500,000

Alan Gow (swap for Fletcher)

Net spending is 4.5 mill

  ARGYLE– to sign Yassine Chikhaoui (former tunisian player of the year only signed for FC ZuRich in the Jan Transfer window but has impressed Luggy on a scouting trip, willing to pay up 2 650,000 for the in form versitile forward), Martin Craine (from Pompey), and Joe garder (from Carsile)

  Zlatan Ibrahimovich is to be part of a multi million pound swap deal that will bring him to Chelsea and will see Petr Cech journeying to Inter. It has already been stated in the papers that an offer has been made for Cech for 32 million from a very big European club.

SoutE

  Arsenal Out –

Lehmann – free

Hoyte – £2 million

Hleb – £15 million

Bendther – £3 million

Eboue – £5 million

Flamini – free

Denilson – £6 million

Diaby – £6 million

Total income – 37 million

In –

3 million – Gervinho – Le Mans

6 million – Mexes – Roma

12 million Ben Arfa

7 million Makoun

That is all I have but they will spend but not as much as you think

  Alan Smith seems certain to leave Newcastle for Rangers next month. He is valued at around £4 million and an extra £2 million could see Carlos Cuellar move in the opposite direction. Others leaving Newcastle will be: Damien Duff (Stoke City), Shola Ameobi (Stoke City), Stephen Carr (Derby County), Shay Given (Tottenham Hotspur), David Rozenhal (Udinese), Claudio Cacapa (Fluminense) and Charles N'Zogbia (Fiorentina). Arriving at St. James' Park will be: Ivan Klasnic (Werder Bremen) or Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Demy De Zeeuw (AZ Alkmaar), Tranquillo Barnetta (Bayer Leverkusen) or Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), Nicky Shorey (Reading) and Razvan Rat (Shakhtar Donetsk). Kevin Keegan is also looking at bringing Peter Crouch to Tyneside but only if Liverpool lower their asking price to under £10 million.

  Charlton To Sign:

Greg Halford. – Free.

Kris Commons – Free, Nottingham Forest.

Richard Stearman. – 500 k, Leicester City

Joe Ledley – £3 million (+ 0.5 million), Cardiff City.

Mark Milligan – Free, Sydney FC.

Paul Connolly – Plymouth, Free

Freddy Eastwood – Wolverhampton Wanderers 400 k

Michael Kightly – Wolverhampton Wanderers £2 million

And To Get rid of:

Cory Gibbs Released

Chris Powell Retired

Paulo Monteiro Released

Dean Sinclair Millwall, 500 k

Amdy Faye Rennes, £2 million

Marcus Bent Wigan, £3 million

Jerome Thomas Portsmouth, £3.5 million

Jonathan Fortune Stoke, £1 million

Zheng Zhi WBA, £3 million

Ben Thatcher Crystal Palace, £1 million

Chris Iwelumo Queens Park Rangers, £1 million

Osei Sankofa Queens Park Rangers, 500 k

Darren Ambrose the Hammers, £2 million

  lfc info

Owen Coming No Way. Unless it's cheap and he takes a pay cut.

Henry, Eto'o et al. Rafa does not sign "Big Names"

Back up keeper needed.

There will be 4/5 First team squad players arriving. They will be 25 yrs old or below (Barry and keeper excepted).

Itandje leave. Definite.

Riise. gone stale and needs a new start. Newcastle?

Finnan. I expect to stay one more year. Great squad man.

Alonso. Please do not leave.

Danny Guthrie. Done really well at Bolton. Will make move permanent. Good Luck, Mate.

Pennant 50–50 but gone if right sided MF comes in. Kuyt will be other RMF contender each week.

Crouch will stay.

Voronin will make way if new forward arrives.

Some reserve players will make their debuts during the season, meaning our League Cup team will be very interesting to watch.

The best signing would be a stable board.

Two Dogs

  Chated with Pat Rice and the news is Gallas is going in a swap deal with AC Milan for Nesta.

Hleb is going to inter for £15 million

Eboue, van Persie to go as.

Villa, Nigel De Jong deals almost done

frey is coming to be new no 1.

Wenger says he would love to sign Lennon for £10 million but does not feel he could hack the swap across mentaily. (truth)

  Arsenal on the verge of signing Ben Arfa, with Eboue going the other way to olymPique lyon. Fee will be £14.2 million to pay. Also vincent Kompany will sign for £10 million. Micheal Johnson will be bought as a swap deal with J Hoyte going the other way. Richards will not be at Arsenal: ( he will instead sign for Man United. Pompey are apparently looking at a right back who plays in a local league in the town of salisbury, did not get a name, but the team is called st something?

  There is a lot of talk especially from Liverpool that Gareth Barry will be moving away from VP. Benitez has insulted MON with a derisory bid of £10 million. MON thinks this cheap bid threw his team off before the Wigaan game and will therefore be doing no business with Liverpool all Summer even though he was keen about Crouch and Finnan. Barry may leave but more likely to the Gooners for around £17 million or £14 million + Hoyte. Look for O'Neill to bulk up his threadbare squad. Shorey (4 million) and Hunt (5 million) form Reading. Huddlestone (6 million) and Prince Boateng (3 million) from Tottenham. Jussi (free) and Nolan (7 million) from Bolton. Guzman (2 million) from Chivas back on. Miguel (7 million) and Hoyte (Swap or loan) at right back. Davies (8.5 million) done deal from West Bromwich. De la Red, Schwartziger, Podolski, Zigic and a sneaky bid for Miroslav Klose is on the cards.

  The person who said that sone aluko was moving to Plymouth could not be more wrong, at the start of his loan deal to Aberdeen there was a Clause in the contract saying the deal would be made permenant at the end of the deal. But I have heard that Arsenal, Manchester City, Queens Park Rangers and Luton are in the running for recently released Plymouth youngster jarred Stevens who caught the eye of a lot of scouts after his impressive performances as Plymouth reached the quarter–final of the FA Youth Cup.

  Rumour from a well oiled source at Ibrox have told me that the number one target is Alan Smith and Damian Duff from NUfc in a swap deal with Cuellar. Rangers also receive £8 million.

Fact.

  Celtic are to sign

wallcot (7 million )

Saha (3 million )

twaio (2 mill

mc'fadden ( free Clause in his contract)

O'Shea (? )

Sidwell (2.5 million )

givin ( if Boruc leaves )

players out are: Balde, naylor, Boruc, mcgeady, Brown andvenagoor of hessilink

  Drenthe to Liverpool.

  First some news on Everton FC

David Moyes is about to sign a new five year deal within the next few days. He will get a £30 million pound transferkitty

players in

Arshavin 8 mill

Fernandez £8 million (possibly) if not then Kallstrm 6 mill

Sidwell or Bradley £4 million each

Wayne hennesey 4 mill

Richard Dunne 5 mill

Joe Ledley 3 mill

Andy Johnson could be old if anyone will pay the £12 million Everton is demanding. If this happens expect a move for a forward. could be someone like Owen or Mutu

Athletico Madrid has qualified for the Champions League so neither Aguero, forlan, maxi Rodriguez or anyone else will leave the club. Worth pointing out about Aguero. He has a buyout Clause set at 35 million pounds. so Liverpool fans you cannot have him for 18– £22 million it's rubbish.

Finally Gattuso is staying at Milan for sure. He's a fan favourite and will not be going to Everton or Rangers or anywhere else for that matter.

  Leicester Fans Ollie will remain as manager after the 2 1/2 hour meeting with Milan.

Milan has obviously got to reduce the wage bill and is not to concerned about doing that the following will happen.

Out

Mccauley £1.5 million Ipswich

Dj Campbell £1.2 million Watford rising to £1.5 million if they get promoted

Howard £1 million to Coventry

James Chambers 200 k to Forest

Fryatt 500 k + player to Wolves

Clemence 500 k to Leeds

Oakley 500 k number of clubs

Released or transferred for nominal fee

Hayles, Kishishev, Sheehan, Dodds, Douglas, Maybury, Hammond, Hayes, N'Gotty

Mattock and Stears will not be leaving after a sit down with Ollie. Hume and Ollie have also sorted out their differences and he will be staying

In

David Bell Luton 50 k

Dean Brill Luton 50 k

David Gray Man United Free

Darren Ward Exchange deal for Fryatt

Tamika Mkandwire 150K

Most deals will be done before the start of pre–season. New captain will be Gray the signing from United.

  Arsenal facts – this we now know from the shareholders meeting, Ken Friars interview and Arsene's press conference. Wenger will have a maximum of £25 million to spend which includes improving contracts for keeping existing players like Adebayor. He will buy 2 expensive players – one a central defender for cover and the other a winger. One of these will be from the Premiership. He will buy maybe 2 younger investments for the future. He will not replace Flamini and expects Gilberto to stay. He plans for Norveidt, Vela, Merida and Randall to all become first team squad players and make an impact. That is it – there will be absolutely no mass influx or exodus. Question is – will this be good enough. Gooner71

  Everton are close to signing Tunisia's 20yr old international Aymen Chermiti for £2 million.

  I am a close friend to Keith Wyness. I stumbled across this site today while browsing the web (i was looking for football related news). I found some of the rumours quite ludicrous. I have inside knowledge of the affairs going on at Everton at the moment and know some people have guessed some of the potential signings. David Moyes will sign a new contract very soon I can almost 100 percent guarantee that. Also I am privy to a few deals which have been looked into. There will be quite a few Ins and some outs. It does not really affect me emotionally who stays and goes or who comes in. I am a Aberdeen fan myself as I was born and bred there.

The Outs will be (not all 100 percent – some depend on who comes in and what clubs are prepared to pay)

Leon Osman £6.5 million (only if they can get Manuel Fernandes for £6 million or lower)

John Ruddy – £1 million (He has requested this as he would like to play regularly)

Lee Carsley – Free (wants a long term contract, which Everton cannot offer)

Potential in's (on Moyes' List)

Andrey Arshavin (Moyes has scouted this player personally; however an aproach has been rejected)

Joaqin (An aproach has been made and a fee of £10.5 million pounds is what it will take to get him)

Kader Keita (His versatility is what has interested Moyes)

There is one signing done and dusted, I am not going to say who it is, would get me in a spot of bother. However I will tell you it is a layer who plays in the same league as Arshavin. The fee is around £7 million.

In total Moyes will have £32 million pounds to spend. However he can increase this through sales of players.

Also the Owen rumour is just that a rumour. Everton have not even considered this as his wage demand is to high, and he does not show value for money.

  Tottenham have made two bids for Anton Ferdinand, the Hammers have rejected both bids but Anton is keen to leave and the Hammers are willing to sale as long as Tottenham come in with a decent bid.

Pogo

  rangers fc

Rangers will defiitely sign:

Steve Davis (Fulham) £3 million

Ivan Knlasnic (Bremen) Free

EITHER Darren Fletcher (Man United) £3 million OR Steven Fletcher (Hibernian) £4 million (not both)

Kenny Miller (Derby) £2.5 million

Positons that will be filled:

rb

lb

cm

rm

st

st

Other possible signings:

Gattuso (very unlikely)

6 million–8 million rated player (probably midfielder)

  Arsenal could sign Kenwyne Jones, Yaya Toure and Charles N'Zogbia. That is all the signings. Jones will be the most expensive at £11 million while BarcLeona want £8 million for Toure and N'Zogbia will cost just £4 million. Rosicky and Hleb will be on the way out while Flamini is long gone.

Wenger wants Robin Van Persie to play on the left side of midfield next season with Jones and Adebayor up front. His midfield will see Walcott on the right, Yaya Toure and Fabregas in the middle and RVP on the left of midfield as mentioned with the back 4 consisting of Sagna, K. Toure, Gallas and Clichy. Kolo Toure will be announced as the new captain while Almunia will be given the number 1 shirt.

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  Birmingham City's wanted list

in

KEIREN WESTWOOD–1.5 million–Carlisle–brilliant young keeper

MATTHEW KILGALLON–2.5 million–Sheff United–good tall defender

MICHAEL TONGE–3 million–Sheff United–great commanding midfielder

CHRISTIAN DIALLY–free–Rangers–old head and used to play under Mcleish

DANNY SIMPSON–loan–Man United–defender for the future

DAVID HEALY–1.2 million–Fulham–no games at Fulham wanting first team football

  Rumour round Manchester Micah Richards has signed for Man United for a reported £21 million MUFC10

  Was in Liverpool airport early Tuesday morn Ryan babbel was flying out to Holland he told me Henry has been at Anfield for the past two days and is on his way to the reds

  Everton news.

The mystery team Earnshaw has signed for is Everton, just as back–up. Remember where you heard it.

Moyes budget will be £50 million, watch out 'BIG 4'.

Josh Berno.

  Down to real rumours Daniel Alves will be coming as he wants to play with Ronaldo as he is a devastating attacker himself. Coming with him will be Luis Fabiano maybe the best hitman in the world due to the service he thinks he will get from Ronaldo, Rooney and many others. This price will be something like £40 million for both which is a pretty fair deal. They will be the only Summer signings with Brazil twins and manucho coming back.

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  Derby County have accepted a bid of £2.5 million from Nottingham Forest for Rob Earnshaw who was also being looked at by Sheff United. It also looks like Kris Commons will be going to Derby.

  Why must people keep saying they are going to sign Sergio Agero when he stated he wanted to stay at Atltico Madrid for life and Lyon are keeping Benzema until the next World Cup and Ben Afra could sign a new deal and also stay until the next World Cup and as Inter are 100 years old they will buy Quarsema who says they are his favoured choice, David Villa as both Crespo and Cruz are leaving as they are old and are likly to reture to argintina where River Plate want them, Samuel Eto'o as Adriano is leaving for Fenerbahe, Alexander Hleb and Mahamadou Diarra to add depth to the midfield as all but pretty much the starting midfield will leave and also Marek Hamk and Andre Ayew as first teamers with bright futures who would be loaned out for a season.

  = = = arsenal news. = = =

Arsene Wenger the professor will sign the some bargain players with HUGE potential. The first signing will be Dutch HotHead Royston Drenthe for £8 million from Real Madrid. The facts are that Drenthe fell out with Schuster at Madrid and they are now looking to offload him. He can play Left back or Left wing, He has plenty of pace, tricks and is a dead ball expert. The next signing is

Vincent Kompany for £10 million from Hamburg. Kompany came out in the press and expressed his desire to move on, Wenger also tried to sign him before but now feels his price tag can be fully justified. He can play Centre Back or as a Holding Midfielder, a good technical defender.

gunners 4 life.

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  Bayern Munich are back in the cl and are signing Rafael van der Vaart and Fabio Cannavaro to help them challange for it

  Fiorentina look like they will make it to the cl and if they do they will sign Diego as there big signing and also sign Rafaele Palladino, Loc Perrin, Ivan Rakitic and Royston Drenthe

  Sheff United ins:

Dean Brill

Darren Currie

Kristzian Timar

Peter Halmosi

Mark Hudson

Rob Earnshaw

  PAfc forward Easter of to Cardiff.

  Roman Abramovich hs sactioned a spending spree for Avram Grant this Summer. With Bosingwa already signed, Grant is also looking for more pace with Andriy Asharvin his main priority and is also placing a bid for Frank Ribery and Karim Benzema up front.

Drogba, Ben Haim, Pizzaro, Shaun Wright–Phillips, Belletti and Sidwell will be sold to reduce the squad size with youth team players Mancienne and Sinclair being promoted to the senior team after successful loan spells.

  – Arsenal–

If Hleb does leave the Emirates for Inter, then Arsene Wenger will have to put a hold on the signing of a keeper, as a center mid and center back are essential signings, and a winger will then be needed as well and Wenger is not prepared to sign more than three players. I would say Hleb is about 60 percent likely to stay and about 40 percent likely to leave. Arsene has said he will try and sign a mix of English and foreign players. Expect the English player to be Micah Richards to fulfil the center back requirements for 20–25 mil. The first choice center mid option would be another English player, Gareth Barry for 10–15 million, however expect Liverpool to beat us to his signature due to a more attractive bid. If this happens we will look for a foreign center mid, possibly Yaya Toure or Gourcuff. If Hleb does leave we will be forced to make the third signing a winger, which will be Hatem Ben Arfa for 15–20 mil. However if Hleb does not leave, a keeper will be the third signing. Possibilities are Frey, Kameni or Gomes for 8–10 mil. Merida and Vela will return from loan and join the first team and Hleb is the only other possibility to leave the club.

So.

ins – Richards, Barry, Frey/Ben Arfa–if Hleb leaves

Thats all for now

Arsenal No. 1

  Gareth Barry is not going to leave Villa – MON has fulfilled his promise of Europe and Barry is convinced Villa are moving forward at pace and will make Champions league during the remainder of his contract. He also believes that his England ambitions under Capello are best served by being the captain and playing weekly for Villa rather than be a Liverpool bit parter like Crouch has been. MON and RL have promised to reveal the planned signings in their meeting with Barry tomorrow and – from a close club source – expect to see the following names arrive at Villa in the next month:

Aaron Lennon

Dean Ashton

Emmanuel Eboue

Steve Sidwell

Nicky Shorey

Christian Poulsen

Carlos Kameni

Mark Oxley

Boaz Myhill

Leaving:

Harewood (Stoke)

Osbourne (Crystal Palace)

L. Moore (WBA)

Sorenson (Hertha Berlin)

Berger (free to anyone)

  Sunderland have bid for Pablo Ibanez and look set to sign him for a £12 million euro/8.5 million pound deal from Spanish side Athletico Madrid

  Nottingham Forest have secured the services of Backburn's Steven Reid for next season's Championship campaign. Reid has been starved of first team opportunities at Ewood Park and a move to the City Ground is imminent. Mark Hughes will replace him with Damien Plessis on loan from Liverpool, who are willing to listen to loan offers.

Steve, Hibernian supporter

  Man United Rumours.

SAF have given his wishlist to D. Gill last Sunday after winning EPL. Here is the rumoured wishlist;

Strikers:

1. Dean Ashton (the Hammers)

2. David Trezeguet (Juve) Priority

3. Amauri (Palermo)

4. Karim Benzema (Lyon) Priority

Midfield:

1. Miguel Veloso (Sproting Lisbon)

Defender:

1. Willy Sagnol (Bayern Munich)

2. Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich) Priority

Though Sir Alex is already contented with his squad he just wants to sign some quality players for insurance in case someone gets injured. There will be couple to four players leaving due to injury and wants to play more minutes. Sir Alex has couple of priorities which is Trezeguet and Lahm. Sir Alex wants to try a tall forward to help Rooney and Tevez up front. Manucho will be coming back to Old Trafford this Summer and might be included in the squad for next year and he will be thefourth choice forward followed by the new signing. Though Veloso is a target Sir Alex is still contemplating because again he is contented with his midfields adding Veloso will be great but he will priorities the forward and defender positions. As for keeper VAn De Sar will sign a new extension for next season and Kuzscak and Foster will still battle for second. To my source thank you so much for giving this infos by the way the source is a nephew of Mr. D. Gill cousin.

  Boswinga will move to Chelsea. Middlesbrough may make an audicious bid to take Flamini from Milan (Not that they will get him). Wenger will loan Senderos to Juve with the option to buy at the end of next season. Ben Arfa will sign for Arsenal next week for an undisclosed fee. Milan will also sign Hleb.

  Roy Hodgson has only £7.5 million to spend this Summer and will splash £4 million on Mikael Forsell from Birmingham, £3 million on Kevin Foley from Wolves and £3 million on Stephen Hunt from Reading. Hodgson will make money by selling both Kamara and Healy while Smertin will also leave to free up cash.

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  Thierry Henry is not happy at FC Barcelona and Arsene Wenger has been quoted as saying that he is signing a player who is experienced in the Premier League but plays abroad. He has also said that he will "never say never" on Henry returning to the Gunners. It is tought that Henry will return to the Emirates and take back his famous number 14 shirt but will not be made captain as a statement from Wenger to show Henry that he is an equal and does not run the team, which became a problem before he departed the club.

  Sheff Wednesday.

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Ins

Adam Bolder – Queens Park Rangers

David Connelly – Sunderland

Lee Westwood – Carlisle UNITED

Darren Huckerby – No club

Claude Gnapka – Peterborough UNITED

Matt Sparrow – Scunthorpe UNITED

Nicky Maynard – Crewe Alexandra

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Outs

Rob Burch – Free

Kenny Lunt – 200 k Crewe Alexandra

Peter Gilbert – Free

  –Arsenal Update– Arsene Wenger is on the verge of the clubs most expensive transfer window ever.The three players who are expected to arrive are Mario Gomez (vfb stuttgart), Hatem Ben Arfa (ol. lyon) and Raul Albiol (Valencia).

Arsenal are also said to be at the front of the queue to sign Cardiff City starlet Aaron Ramsey.

  Liam Lawrence is wanted by Celtic and he would be very interested because he believes it will increase his chances of playing for ireland.

Arsenal have agreed a deal of £16 million for Hatem Ben Arfa.

Mauro Zarate is close to signing for Liverpool for £10 mill

Dean Ashton could be used in a swap deal for Darren Bent.

Norwich have agreed a deal for Maceo Rigters for £750,000.

Nicky Shorey looks to be signing for the Hammers now because Reading got relegated.

Hull City want Thomas Sorensen on a free transfer if they get into the Premier League.

Vincent Kompany to Arsenal for £8 million from Hamburg

  Liverpool Transfer Rumours.

Liverpool will sign three players this Summers:

Behrami – Lazio – Done Deal

Barry – Aston Villa – £12 million or £6 million + Carson

Bentley – Blackburn – £15 million or £10 million + Pennant

Most likely to go are:

Carson – Aston Villa – £7 million or + in Barry deal

Itandje – Monaco – £3 million (Monaco did not want include Menez in the deal)

Guthrie – Bolton – £2 million

Pennant – Portsmouth – £5 million or + in Bentley deal

Benayoun – Villarreal – £6 million

Voronin – Eintracht – £2 million

Newcastle combined £7 million fee for Finnan and Riise

Insua, Plessis and Nemeth will be part of the frist team next season. Darby, Hobbs, Flynn, Pacheco, Spearing and Brouwer will recive more opportunities next season in the frist team.

  Now Keane has had a meeting with the board regarding his targets the cat has been let out the bag in Ireland.

Keane has 6 genuine top targets who he wants:

Richard Dunne

Jonny Evans

Stephen Ireland

Aaron Lennon

Jermaine Pennant

Diego Forlan

He also has possible fall back options of:

Sidwell

Doyle

Hunt

Fletcher

  I have heard from a reliable source as I have strong media and inside contacts that Man United will be:

in:

Carlos Cuellar (Rangers) £25 mill

Allan Mcgregor (Rangers) £13 mill

Klass Jan Huntelaar (Ajax) £18 mill

Riga (Levante) £8 mill

out:

Darren Fletcher (Ac Milan)

Park Ji Sung (Sunderland) £4 mill

Dong Fang Zhou (Real Murcia) £3.5 mill

  Rijkaard will manage Chelsea next season.

Barry done deal to Liverpool.

Berbatov out. United, Milan and FC Barcelona are front runners.

These are all 100 percent.

jtl.

  Norwich have a budget of £5 million, whih seems ok, but there ar about eight players needed.

Eastwood and Taylor are done deals, as is hoolihan, but may more are still in the balance. including Ramage

  With Zaragoza getting relegated.

that leaves Diego Milito amd pablo aimar. and I think we all know how much Rafa admires the both of em. so expect them to be in red soon

  Liverpool will sign he following:

John Bostock (3 million + bonuses) will stay on loan at Palace until Jan 2010

Aaron Ramsey (4 million + bonuses) being watched

Roque Santa Cruz (7 million buy out) Agent contacted

David Silva (17 million) Enquiry made

Aidan McGeady (9 million)

Philip Degen (free) Contacted

Marcel Jansen (10 million)

Maik Taylor (free) Contacted

Leaving will be:

Jermaine Pennant (6 million)

John Arne Riise (5 million)

Peter Crouch (12 million)

Scott Carson (5 million)

Charles Itjande (3 million)

Andrey Voronin (free)

Harry Kewell (free)

Danny Guthrie (2 million)

Sebastian Leto (loan)

Plessis, Insua and Nemeth will all get promotions to the first team. Nemeth will befourth choice forward, Insua back up to Jansen and Aurelio and Plessis back up to Alonso, Mascherano and Lucas.

  Paul Scharner telling all and sundry after the United game that he is off to Everton this Summer for £3 million

  Luton Town want to sign Barnet's Jason Puncheon and Man United's Michael Lea.

  Sheff United want Cardiff City's Robbie Fowler.

  The reported bid of £40 million for Torres from Chelsea was actually £55 million.

Chelsea will now offer £80 million for Lionel Messi and £50 million for Kaka

  My brother lives in FC Barcelona and he has told me that a rumour out there is FC Barcelona are going to have a major re–shuffle, expect to see some major changes with some of their youth team coming through the ranks.

RONALDINHO has said if he was to move to England he would only play for a team in London, which has sparked the interest of Arsene Wenger.

Wenger is also keen about the young lad DOS SANTOS as he can see him fitting the Gooner style of play.

THIERRY HENRY IS coming back to the Premier League but he will not be an Arsenal player, Instead he will be joining his best mate GERRARD at Liverpool.

GUDJOHNSEN is on his way to Tottenham as Ramos sees him as a realistic target as a replacement for Berbatov as he will be going the other way.

  Darren Huckerby stated last week that he would 100 percent not be signing for any club that would involve him playing against his beloved Norwich City.

So Sheff United, Wolves, Crystal Palace forget it he will not sign.

Huckerby is likely to join ex team mates Jim Brennan and Carl Robinson across the Atlantic

  I have heard from a reliable source that Micheal Owen, has plans to leave Newcastle and is unable to find a club willing to pay his massive wage.

It now seems that Tottenham have lost interest in Samuel E'to and are now in talks with Owen. Watch for more developments

–FirstandOnly

  I have heard a number of transfer rumours that are due to

take place at Ibrox this Summer. At the minute I can only confirm the one and only for definite. This rumour has been banded about for months and months and I have known about this for a while now. One of Rangers signings at the end of the season will be Kenny Miler. It is not longer a rumour as it is a done deal and watch it be confirmed in the Summer. I know this because my Dad was at the Livingston Rugby Club with a friend who plays golf with Miller's Dad and he confirmed it in Decemeber.

Then again my Dad is just back from Spain at the weekend and Miller's name confirmed in the Summer– Kenny Miller is coming home.

  Liverpool Rumours

Rafa wants to keep a level of English players in the team, even though Crouch and Pennant are to be sold, because of the possible UEFA 6+ 5 ruling on foreign/domestic players. This is the reason for the Barry bid and if unsuccessful, he will bid for Stuart Downing to cover the left wing. This will allow Babel to move into his prefered forward position with Torres.

Hate to say it but Alonso could be used as trade for a big signing from Spain. With proof to the owners that spending big can pay off, i.e. Torres.

Most of us already know who is likely to leave the club, but here goes.

Crouch (Villa – Maybe/Portsmouth – Likely)

Pennant (Blackburn – possible make–weight)

Riise (Newcastle/Villa)

Voronin (Back to the Continent)

Kewell (Released – the Hammers is Likely)

Finnan (Boro/Newcastle)

Alonso (Part–Ex for a major signing from Spain)

Possible ins.

Barry/Downing

Aguero – (Alonso used as part of the deal)

Heinze/Abidal/Bridge

Bentley

Zarate

Rafinha

Some youth given chances in first team/reserves. Anderson, Hobbs, El Zhar, Insua, Plessis, Nemeth.

  Lfc news

Rumours just in Rafa Benitez has bid £10 million for Valencia winger David Silva this is also on top of a £2 million move for Austrian Wizzkid Veli Kavlak

  Sunderland to buy Adam Johnson from Middlesbrough in a deal worth up to £2.5 million.

  Crystal Palace will sign Manchester City centre back Matt Mills currently on loan at Doncaster Rovers.

Also on the Neil Warnock shopping list is Mark Yeates, Jason Puncheon and Simon Francis.

  Latest news

Liverpool have agreed a £7.5 million deal for Wolves and Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey. this will involve him staying on loan at Wolves for two seasons

  SAfc fact

To all those who believe their club will sign Kenwynn Jones – Roy Keane has already said that there are two players who will definitely not be leaving the Stadium of Light. Jones is one, Gordon is the other.

SAfc Rumours

Keane has also stated that he is after 5–8 players of top quality to come in – most players already based in the British Isles – and has financial backing to go for those players. Expect to see

Hunt – Reading

Doyle – Reading

Evans/Simpson – Man United

Nakamura – Celtic

also possibly expect another centre back and CM

The exception to the based in the british isles will be

EITHER Zarate – Al–Sadd

OR Forlan – Athletico Madrid

Rumoured to be on the way out

Leadbitter – Celtic

Stokes

Connolly

Ward

McShane – WBA

Miller

Higginbotham – stoke

Finally Richardson has cleared the air with Keane and by doing so may have earned himself a reprieve

  Manchester City Will Be Signing Steve Finnan, Yossi Benayoun and Marlon Harewood During The Summer And Will Be Selling Richrd Dunne To Newcastle Or Everton, Martin Petrov To Tottenham, Elano Will Go To Spain Somewhere.

  Special K will have money to spend, it is all asmokescreen to stop clubs inflating their prices, the problem will be persuadingplayers to come to the NE instead of London when we have no Euro football. Firstly Owen will stay with a pay cut as although someone might take a gamble on him they willnot pay a big fee and £60 k per week, Oba Goalwill stay and get a slary to match Owen hat will remove the release Clause in his contract. Duff will also stay but Smith (gladly) and N'Zogbia (sadly) and Ameobi will deffinately go as will Cacpa if anyone wants him. Shorey will come in to challenge Enrique as Bridge will demand to be a starter and KK does not want to stop the young Spaniards development. Both Dunne and Ben Haim will come in and Taylor will act as cover at right back for Beye. KK would like to keep Emre but his fitness record is poor so if he has a good Euro 08 then he will be sold as his price will go up. To replace him and add pace and creativity to the midfield KK will sign Shaun Wright–Phillips fron Chelsea, and Sidwell or Davis as cover for and a challenge to Butt. Up front with Viduka out for six months at least he knows he needs to buy at least two forwards as he was one short anyway and will go for Darren Bent, he will also take a gamble on Ashton despite his fitness record.

  With his Spanish links Juande Ramos will strenghten the Tottenham team with the double signing of David Villa + Jesus Navas from his old club Seville. They Will ofload a number of players including prince–boateng, taarabt, Gardner, stalteri, pyo and many other players. Lennon will stay despite rumours linking him away, Ramos rates him highly and will do his best over the Summer to improve his crossing. Another player Tottenham will sign is Morten Gamst Pederson. Yid Army

  

 
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