Football Rumours Archive February 15 2008
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Ronaldo could leave AC Milan at the end of the season. He is injured until around October and his contract will not be renewed prompting a Premier League move. The Brazil star will sign for Sven Goran Errikson's Manchester City as may Gilberto Silva and Lyon's Juninho Pernambucano however Michael Johnson will head for Liverpool to replace Xabi Alonso who is heading back for Spain.
Diego could possibly make a move to England this Summer. The Brazilian midfield maestro is rumoured to have agreed a deal that will bring him to the Emirates for £13 million pounds. Gilberto seems to be on his way out and Wenger believes Fabregas, the improving Flamini and Diego will make a center midfield trio that will finally be able to match the midfields of Chelsea and Man United.
Ok, it's clear there is huge interst from the big Premier League and European clubs for Celtic's starlets. I have it on authority Celtic may look to cash in on certain individuals, except Peter lawell and Strachan to put price tags as this.
AIDEN MCGEADY – 15–20 million – Liverpool, Arsenal, AC Milan. ( certain to leave_)
SCOTT BROWN –15 million – Man United, Arsenal, Newcastle, FC Barcelona ( causing dressing room unrest, likely departure)
ARTUR BORUC – £10 million – AC Milan, Man United, Arsenal (going to be the scramble of the Summer to sign the pole. Celtic reluctant to sell for less than 10)
SCOTT MCDONALD –10 million – Newcastle, Bayern Munich, Sevilla, ( on course to score 40 goals this season, 24 years old, Celtic very reluctant on this_)
SHANSUKE NAKAMURA – £8 million – Tottenham, Man City, Inter, American team, (likely)
There have been a rumour that FcFC Barcelona is quite interested in signing Arsene Wenger. FC Barcelona has always played fluid football and laporta is a admirer of Arsenes fluid passing game. though it is tough to tell cause Arsene signed a new contract just in the september for a three year deal.
My cousin plays for the youth team, he was at Melwood last week and he saw Pablo Aimar walking into the reception area.
Fact: 100 percent sure –
I have got a good friend who plays for Blackburn Reserves currently (cannot name for obvious reasons), and he's given me a tip–off that Mark Hughes is looking at Pascal Cygan at Villareal, and Guy Butters from Brighton (may be joining coaching staff).
Thanks for Reading guys
Chelsea will start the Summer transfer window by offloading Didier Drogba to FC Barcelona for a cut price of £17 million, Andriy Shevchenko will go to AC Milan for £14 million, Claudio Pizzaro will move to German giants Stuttgart and Tal Ben Haim will join Manchester City.
With the giant income of £40 million from those sales, Avram Grant will seal deals for Peruvian forward Jefferson Farfan for £9.5 million, Luka Modric for £12.5 million, Jozy Altidore will join for £3 million with an additional £5 million depending on appearances and Alcides will come back from an 18 month loan to take his place as first choice right back battling for the position with another new arrival, Anthony Van den Borre from Florentina for £8 million.
These are all true, they are not lies.
Matty Fryatt– Leicester to Sunderland 100,000 + Marton Fulop
David Connolly– Sunderland to Sheff Wednesdaynesday 200,000
Iain Hume– Leicester to Middlesborough £2 million
John O Shea– Man United to Wigan £3 million
Wath this space.
Liverpool are keeping a close eye on Atletico Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta, 22, after missing out on top defensive target Ezequiel Garay to FC Barcelona. Thierry Henry is a possible target due to th fact he is sick of being used as a left winger at Barcelona. We all know he loves Liverpool, he has even confirmed this on numerous occasions. I for one would welcome him with open arms. Wayne Bridge is a massive possiblity, he will be left out of the Chelsea squad for the Carling Cup Final and will hand a transfer request to Grant. Joe Cole another target for the right wing. David Villa deal is almost complete. D. I. C have not gone anywhere yet, I originally said that an announcement on the ownership position would be made this month but I can now confirm it is going to be made in the middle of March.
Juande's army are to make big changes in the Summer –
Boruc (Celtic) – £7 million
or Ustari (Independiente) – £7 million
Fernandez (Villareal) – £8 million
Huntelaar (Ajax) – £12 million
Modric (Dinamo) – £8 million
Hatem Ben Arfa – £11 million
Vincent Kompany – £6 million
Aguero (Atletico) – If Berbatov Leaves
Robinson (the Hammers) – £8 million
Ekotto and Ghaly (Derby) – Combined £5 million
Gardner (Boro) – £3 million
Bent (Villa) – £11 million
Taino (Birmingham) – £4.5 million
Routledge (Fulham) – £4 million
Stalteri and Rocha (Porto) – £4 million
FrOsTy = V1
Crystal Palace FC will sign the following players next season
Carmeron jerome (Birmingham) £5 million
Derek Riordan (Celtic) £2 million
Lillian Thuram (FC Barcelona) £1 million
Jonathan Zebina (Juve) £2 million
Ryan Giggs (Man United) loan
Great news for Liverpool fans. DIC has been successful in it is bid to take over from Hicks and Gillett. Expect the takeover to be complete early to mid March. A huge transfer budget is on it is way in Summer in the region of 100–120 million.
Crouch – £8 million
Kuyt – £6 million
Finnan – £1 million
Kewell – free
Hyypia – free
Voronin – £1 million
Riise – £5 million
Aurelio – £5 million
Carson – £8 million
Guthrie – £1 million
Le Tallec – £1 million
Pennant – £4 million
Leto – £2 million
David Villa – £20 million
Huntelaar – £12 million
Mascherano – £18 million
Diego – £20 million
Quaresma – £20 million
Benzema – £22 million
Dos Santos – £15 million
Opare (Real Madrid) – £10 million
Fabio (Man United do not sign him) – £10 million
Liverpool's American Owners are in talks with DIC over a 420 million take over deal. It is thought that both parties have agreed a deal for DIC to takeover in May after the Premeir League season finishes.
DIC will allow Benitez three years to win the Premier League and champions League. They will give Benitez 100 million to spend in the three years.
Summers transfers are:
Thierry Henry – 15 mill
David Silva – 15 mill
Gareth Bale – 8 mill
Ashley Young – 8 mill
Pablo Aimar – 9 mill
Out will be:
Sami Hyypia – will be offered a player/coach role
Scott Carson – 6 mill
I have contacts in Spain and have been told that Real Zaragoza's Sergo Garcia will become a Liverpool player next season after the two clubs agreed a 12 millon Euro fee. He may also be joined by Karim Benzema and Philipp Lahm. The stumbling block for Benzema's switch is the price tag with Liverpool wanting to spend only £12 million on the Frenchman. Lyon are not wanting to sell their star forward but Benzema is said to be keen to play alongside Fernando Torres. Liverpool have targeted Ajax's Klass–Jan Huntelaar as a fall back option but again they see the price tag of £15 million as too high and are keen to tie up a deal for nearer £12 million. Philipp Lahm is seen by Liverpool as a better option to the left back position and would be available for around £10 million.
Rafa Benitez will be at the Bolton v Athletico game specifically to speak with Sergio Aguero and his reperesentatives. Rafa has admired him for a long time and is prepared to offer Xabi Alonso in any deal to bring Aguero to Anfield. Do not know if the deal will go through but I know Rafa is pushing hard for this.
Celtic to sign samaras on 3 and a half year deal for £2.5 mill
C'mon the hoops
King of the krums
If DIC take over, they will RELUCTANTLY give Rafa a new contract. OrigiNially, their plans were to bring in Mourinho. However, Liverpool's players would be more than unhappy with this loss. DIC will back Benitez all the same, starting with a 50 million transfer spree this Summer:
Jose Antonio Reyes (6 million)
Diego (15 million)
Wayne Bridge (6 million)
Ashley Young (15 million)
Nedum Onouha (4.5 million)
Jeremy Menez (7 million)
Leaving would be:
Harry Kewell (free)
Jermaine Pennant (7 million)
John Arne Riise (6 million)
Scott Carson (6 million)
Charles Itjande (5 million)
Andrey Voronin (free)
Danny Guthrie (2 million)
Sebastian Leto (2 million)
Rangers Summer targets
Gattuso, Stevenson (Hibernian), kaboul (heard part of hutton deal), Gary oconner (if brum go down faddy will cum instead), Davis (per), not sure but a kepper will come in as Smith will be off + if Webster leaves considine or diamond or berra will comr in ps maduro plays for Valencia not Ajax at least try to know what your talking about
MAN UNITED: leaving in the Summer will be Brown, Dong (loan), Saha, Silvestre and possibly Fletcher. Incoming will be veloso, lahm/bosingwa, ben arfa/queresma, bezema, Huntelaar/imbrahimovic. This will be caused be severe spending as sir Alex knows how much money he has compared to other clubs and wants to make this count. Berbatov will not be coming, as much as it disapoints me, as Fergie is looking at his team now and in five years time.
Big Summer Transfers:
Barnsley will sign Mark Hughes from Northmapton Town, Shane Tudor will arrive from Port Vale on a free transfer, Enio Novoa will arrive from Peruvian side Coronel Bolognesi, forward Paul Connor from Cheltenham Town, goalkeeper David Marshall will sign from Norwich City, Neil Kilkenny shall sign from Leeds United and full back Ian Harte will join from Sunderland.
It is unsure if Lewin Nyatanga will sign as is Tony Warner.