Football Rumours Archive June 16 2006
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right lets stop the idiots jumping on the Torres to whoever bandwagon!! There is no done deal for him and Atletico would be mad to sell him until after WC, lets face it he added 5 or 6million to his value after performance against Ukraine, infact there wont be any deals regarding WC squad members for at least 4 wks cuz no manager would want any of his players distracted by anything like that. So fine keep the rumours coming in but think before you open your mouth. 1 deal that will happen this week is Gary McSheffrey to C Palace for a fee of 1.2million
There are lots of wild rumours at present about arsenal signing various 'galacticos' type superstars this summer - Adriano, Torres, Ronaldo, Kaka, Viera, Owen etc.
unfortunately I can confirm that none of thes players will be gracing the Emirates unless starting for the opposition.
I wish half the stories were true but they're not - I'm not going to claim some wild affiliation to the club - I'm not a long lost relative of Dein or the second cousin twice removed of the groundsman, I actually work for an investment bank (and no, not as a hotshot deal maker - I work in office support, but we handle financing and debt leveraging for the club.
We will go for Ya Ya but he's already looks decided that the spuds are a better option (silly boy!), We're also likely to go for a Nigerian CB but I don't know who and an English box to box midfielder with disciplinary problems and a lack of offers on the table - expect to pick up JB for around 5m - good business if Le Prof is able to calm him down!
Lastly and most unfortunately we're getting rid of Cygan (no great loss but he's always done his best) but will be replacing him with Hargreaves! (around £8m) - this isn't 100% confirmed and could be a wind up, but the same person who told me this, also let me know about all sorts of deals including Torres to Man U and Anelka to Portsmouth, Ruud to Bayern or Inter, and most tellingly Sheva to Chelsea, weeks before anyone else started talking them up (and last year he told me about Adebayor, who I have to admit I'd never heard of)
In an official interview with LFC player Anthony Le Tallec three weeks ago, he said he was returning to France as he had no future in the club, adding that "LFC will sign two great strikers". This was prior to Cisse's injury and proposed 8M transfer to Lyon or Marseille. The articles that followed regarding the lost opportunity of funds from Cisse's transfer means that LFC do not have a large transfer budget. Therefore, Fernando Torres and David Villa, who are both valued at 18-20M are off-limits. Sinama-Pongolle, who Benitez has officially said is still part of his plans, will have a bigger role. LFC will not sign two great strikers, only one. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is most likely. He is one of the few great young strikers not in the World Cup and he is a much lower profile target than for example, Torres, Villa, Kuyt. Benitez sees Huntelaar as the successor to Fowler and will cost 10M or less. Gonzalez and Paletta are done deals. Aurelio will be signed on a free. Alves will not be signed as Sevilla has now rejected LFC for the second time. An agreement has been made to sign Pennant for 3.5M depending on Alves. Aimar will be signed for 5M because he can play as a makeshift striker and he wants to play for Benitez again. Unless Trezeguet is available for 10M or less, LFC will not be signing any more players until January.
my uncle works in liverpool near godison park and seen steed malbranque and luis boa morte both leaving godison
Benetiz in for Aimar as he is no longer required at Valencia
I work in the Malaysian media. I can't reveal my source but sufffice to say he is VERY well known here and a prominent Spurs fan who knows Chris Hughton.
He is convinced that Carrick hasn't made his mind up yet, which is actually only serving to upset the Spurs board, so they're beginning to actually want to replace him anyway.
He told me that 15m is definitely the figure, but plus a player. Spurs are using Silvestre or Brown as a smoke-screen for the man they really want - Park Ji-Sung, who will also fill their problem left side.
Oh, and Zokora is coming. And bringing a fellow African world cup star with him. The name Yapi-Yapo is popular with Damien Commolli, as is Emerse Fae and Arthur Boka.
i have heard there deals are all set to be sorted within the next week (if not made public), torres will sign for manu after atletico accepted £24m and torres agreed in principle to join. bayern have made a bid to united after long talks they will give manu £4m and schweinsteiger for RVN. manu have already done a £14m deal for riquelme and mascherano for £9.75m. while a deal for petit and simao is nearly done for £17m. chelsea are set to offer bayern £15m for lahm. liverpool have done a £10m deal for alves and £6m for aimar as well as a £13.5m deal for defoe while a £20m bid for villa has been rejected. charlton will sign dos santos for £750k while west ham will sign rotan for £2m .
F.torres will sign to Liverpool because his best friend Luis Gracia.......100% true
I just want to say that everton will sign 3 maybe 4 more players:malbranque(4mill)Boa Morte(6mill)McCarthy(swap for Vdm) and possibly barton/nolan:
hibbert yobo lecott valente
arteta malbranque barton/nolan Boa Morte
Some bad news though, someone who has a secret source that told him rooney was going 6 months before,and has been told united are getting cahill for 9mill after wc!don't believe it until you see it!!!come on you blues!!
portsmouth signings [from a west ham fan]
It was good to read the comments of that person who claims to be an agent as regards rumours of AW buying Adriano, etc. People should critically appraise a rumour before bringing it to this forum. Nevertheless, I believe AW will still buy one more big name; he promised to. He said Rosicky was bought to replace RP7. He needs to replace DB10 and remember, AFC's CL place is not yet secure. For this reasons a prolific scorer will be bought- Fernando Torres for £21/22m. To be offloaded will be Aladierre, Smith & Lupoli. Lunberg too? These sales will shore up the remaing funds so there will still be enough for Ribery (to provide competition for Reyes), two more CBs and a new GK. There's a big "BUT"; it implies a departure from AW's tradition of "£5m net" purchase which may still be achieved with 4 - 5 offloads in January.
Newcastle are set to sign Dirk Kuyt after wc. They could also sign Steed malbronque and Gareth Barry. Boumsong, Milner, Chopra and Harper all to go.
Newcastle are much bigger club then Everton.
Mark Robson has been a family friend for many years so when he was given a job in the first team coaching staff we was delighted for him and his family, I saw Mark last week and managed to get a few little words from him regarding the transfers of Charlton Athletic, He said the club are looking to buy (Kevin Nicholls, Kiki Musampa, Eric Addo, Arnold Kruiswijk, Gerard Piqué, Scott Carson, John Welsh, Izale McLeod) We was in the hunt for Steven Sidwell but that has fallen though as Reading have upped there contract offer. Matt Holland has also has had offers from West Brom and Cardiff.
Ian Holloway will be named as new Plymouth Argyle manager within next few days. He will bring striker Marc Nygard and defender Danny Shittu who are upset at the way he was treated at QPR. Also expected to beat old employers for the loan signings of both Bradley Wright-Phillips (Man City), Elliott Ward (West Ham) and Matt Jansen (Bolton)
NUFC out:- Carr,Boumsong, Luque, Milner and Ameobi
in:- Hunterlaar, Campbell, Kovac,Anelka
I have it on a very good source that UTD have bid 5-mill for Benficas highly rated midfielder Armando Petit. (You can see him in the Spain world cup games if you want to check up on him guys). If this is happening, then either Carrick or Riquelme will partner him in the centre of our midfield. There are a lot of rumours that a deal is practically done for carrick, so it may well be him. However, Petit is a defensive midfielder, so I would prefer Riquelme to come. Torres is definately coming for 20-25-mill. He's very good too. Saha will make way for him, and be shipped out to a French team. RVN WILL NOT BE SOLD!!! He has patched it up will SAF, and is now seen as an integral part of our team again. (However, beware... does this mean that his 'arch-enemy' C.Ronaldo is going to leave then?). I like the rumours of right-back rafinha coming to play for us. I rate him very highly, and we definately do need cover for G.Neville who will not be as relieable as he was last season. Also Rafinha is a much better attacking wing back than Neville, which we need to support Ronaldo, (or another right winger).
I DONT THINK THAT O'SHEA WILL LEAVE AS HE IS CONSIDERED TO BE A 'DIAMOND GEEZER' AT O.TRAF.
buszaky to watford i dont think he never got a game for us end of last season.plymouth not only linked with holloway other names in frame include mick mccarthy,joe royle and lennie lawrence.
First of all some of the Arsenal rumorurs on here are unreal, Lets get realistic Arsenal fans. People sugesting Van Der Vart, Adrinano, Buffon, Ribery, Trezuet etc are just living in dreamland. Some people even saying we will spend £90 million etc! Any real Arsenal fan knows Wenger will sign maybe 2 more quality players this summer along with a few kids. Curtis Davis will arive along with a defensive midfielder like Yaya Toure. This will set us back about 15-20 million.
Pires has left, Bergkamp retired and Cygan and Alidere will be going back to France with a few kids loaned out ie Djorou, Smith, Gilbert and Lupoli. PS - Walcott will be like a new signing to.
Birmingham City FC News
Stephen Kelly and Neil Danns will be meeting at Wast Hills on Saturday morning (09:30hrs) to finalise moves to Birmingham.
Kelly is reluctant to leave Tottenham, but knows his first team opportunities will be limited if he stays at White Hart Lane.
Neil Danns is raring to sign at Birmingham and hopes he can force his way into the first team at St.Andrews in the forthcoming season.
Another player targeted by Bruce is Kelly's former Tottenham colleague Calum Davenport. Whilst no bid has been submitted for the 23 year-old centre back, Birmingham are thought to be preparing a £1.1m raid in the next week.
Wigan Athletic are about to bid £2.5m for Emile Heskey. However Brum are expected to want at least £3.5m for the England striker's services.
Heskey does not want to leave St.Andrews, but with factions of fans becoming restless with Heskey's lack of goals last term, a large money bid may be enough to tempt Birmingham to sell.
Despite much fuss, Jermaine Pennant will NOT leave St.Andrews this summer. Pennant is keen to repay the faith Steve Bruce showed in him during tough times a year and a half ago.
---- MAN UTD NEWS ----
I would just like to clear up one thing, Manchester UNited will nor get any money from the sale of Quinton Fortune as he is being released, we will get no money for him, as his contract has expired. Ok? And i've just heard that Niko Kranjcak, is being scouted for Manchester United with SAF getting senior officials to watch him, when he is playing for Croatia at the World Cup. Ruud will stay at Man Utd, as he is great mates with Rooney and is excited by the possibility of playing with Torres next year.
Man Utd Ins:
2 Midfielders from - Riquelme, Cambiasso, Gatusso, Mascherano
2 Midfielders from - Kranjcak, Ribery, Duff, Kerlon
1 Striker from - Torres, Suazo, Martins
Expect to see Tim Cahill move to Man Utd after Australia is eliminated from the world cup. SAF has seen Cahill's performance for both club and country and likes what he sees. Eevrton will let Cahill go for around 8-9 mil. Liverpool will not sighn him as he wud never fit into the LFC lineup.
Cahill is a more realistic transfer to Man Utd, not as such that have been posted.
Also arsenal wont sighn any more strikers..
maybe 1 more midfielder or a defender will be sighned.
Liverpool will sign dirk kuyt,obafemi martins and dario srna for a total fee of 27mil. Aurelio will come in for free while youngsters like hobbs,idrizaj,anderson,hammil and lindfield will break in2 first team.
liverpool will sign kevin nolan involving hamman in a trade deal plus cash
Aston Villa Rumours
Regarding Forwards, Baros will be kept as he looks unlikely to play much of the World Cup. Angel and Phillips will be sold, and a stronger target man, possibly Alan Smith on loan, will be purchased for Baros, Moore and Agbonlahor to run off. In Midfield expect Berger, Djemba-Djemba, Berson and Hendrie to be shown the door. In will come 2 of Milner, Gera, Malbranque, D Murphy or possibly Darren Fletcher on loan. In defence out will go Samuel and Delaney, with a young LB to cover Bouma coming in (possibly Kadlec), and a first choice RB (possibly Glenn Johnson on loan). Laursen will be given till January to proove fitness, if he fails her will be replaced in January.
Rangers currently negotiating with the agents of Sevilla duo Javier Saviola and Aitor Ocio, although Saviola's representatives are unwilling to make anything public whilst Argentina are still in the World Cup....
The deal to sign Ocio will be dependant on how long a contract is offered, the player wants one more year than Rangers have initially offered....
Everton to sign Andy Reid with cash and sell Naysmith (650k to Stuttgart) and Wright (£1m). They may also get SWP on loan if the sale of Andy VDM goes through. CAHILL WILL NOT BE SOLD.
Everton next season-
subs from- Turner, Stubbs, Pistone, Hughes, Osman/Neville, Kilbane, Davies (if not sold), Vidarsson, Carsley, McFadden, Anichebe, Vaughan
Liverpool are NOT after aimar...i can confirm this as i have very reliable sources, one thing for sure is that rafa already has a deal in place for pennant and yesterday made a £9 mil bid for brazilian wonderkid Kerlon
Sheffield wednesday manager Paul Sturrock has a few more signings up his sleeve. expect a few scottish players to join the club, steven hammell, allan mcgregor, and charlie mulgrew. also sturrock will bid for kevin nicholls, steve howard, yoann folly. chris brunt will be exchanged for david healy at leeds who is unwanted by kevin blackwell.
LFC to sign one of two spaniards either Villa or Torres for a club record of £20million, Alves for £10million, Palleta for £2million, Aurilia for FREE, Aimar for £5million and Gonzalez loan return. That is all the money that Rafa has got and then some, so he will have too sell all of his not needed players (Mellor, Diao, Cheyrou, Kirkland, Dudek, Warnock, Traore, Potter, Raven and Medjani) in the summer to pay for aimar and have some money in the january transfer window. He will also be looking for a loan deal for Martins with the option of a perminant deal in the january transfer window, because cisse will leave in january after his injury.
Liverpool's new striker will not be Kuyt, Torres or any of the other names mentioned here as the fee will prove beyond our budget. However, an £8.5m fee has been agreed with Cagliari for David Suarez- the Honduran goal machine. He is very keen to join the Reds, and Rafa hopes to tie up the deal asap, as at least 3 other teams have made enquiries about him.
How do I know this? My colleague's father is on the board. Watch this space
To those dreamers of Man U and Spurs. You will not sign Torres. He has no desire to play for either club. It will be Arsenal or Liverpool who will win his signature. My guess is Arsenal provided Reyes stays.
Man U will sign Carrick (15m), Cahill (6m), and poss. Defoe (12m). Also RVN will stay.
Spurs will sign C. Cole (3m), Zokora(10m) and Reid (4m). They will not attrach big names because they are not in the Champions League.
Liverpool will sign a host of names, some will be hits and some will be misses. Expect Pennant (3m), Kuijt (12m), poss. Jaoqiun (16m).
Arsenal will sign Davies (5m), Mascherano or Yaya Toure (8-9m), Torres (16m). The surprise is they may also sign Van Der Vaart (6m) depending on fiances after the other deals are completed.
The Arsenal Team for next season will be:
Van Der Vaart
My, My, My some people have rather active imaginations. I truly wish we had enough cash to sign torres, villa, kuyt et all.
Rafa is a realist he has approx £20million and sales to spend.
The following players are ones hes likely to listen to offers to
Cisse (would have gone to Lyon for £10m)
Kewell (£5m - although hes happy to keep him, but if he can use the money to buy a better play harry's gone)
Traore (please someone take him - £2m)
Le Tallec (£1,5m)
+ others in the youth/reserve max all in value (£2m)
Thats a total of £27.5 in sales if all go. Cisses isnt going now!! So max £17.5m. Most Likely to be around the £10million mark though
So he has a max £30million to spend
He will be going for the following players
Pennant (3-4m) (not a first choice as alves can play in midfield, if alves is concrete this money will be used elsewhere)
Rafa stated that if money was no object his ideal pairing upfront would be Torres and Villa (Spain current strikeforce) unfortunately money is important and we cant afford them!! You're looking at £20m+ for Torres and Villa has a brand new contract with a £80m buyout clause.
Even the aimar link is still rather tenuous as Rafa wants another central midfielder, in the sissoko/hamann mould. Maybe albelda from valencia (£3m), Mascherano too expensive, Diarra - overrated, Cambiasso - Sideways player
Victor is not coming to Liverpool
Ronaldo is not coming to Liverpool
Kuyt is not coming to Liverpool
Joaquin is not coming to Liverpool
Simao is not coming to Liverpool
I have it on good authority that peter taylor is desperate to make Southend striker Freddie Eastwood his first signing for Palace as a direct replacement for Andy Johnson.
ARSENAL NEWS First things first.Arsenal will not be signing Adriano,Zigic,Vieira,Yaya Toure or Trezeguet.Arsenal are owed £7million by Juventus(who cant afford to pay)so AW is asking for Buffon or Ibrahimovic,plus Arsenal will give Juve £5million.Franck Ribery has NOT signed for Lyon,but he will sign for Arsenal for around £13million after the world cup?Arsenal have lost out on there 1st choice centre back Vincent Kompany who has signed for Hamburg.Attentions will now be turned to Curtis Davies or Phillipe Mexes.Nuri Sahin has said that he will not leave Dortmund unless it is to go to Arsenal to follow his hero and mentor Tomas Rosicky.Fernando Gago is on the verge of joining Arsenal as the long term successor to Gilberto Silva.A large number of young players will be arriving these include Fran Merida & Assulin Gai(barcelona),Vincent Van Den Berg(heerenveen)& Nacer Barazite(nec nijmegan).One shock signing could be Raphael Van Der Vaart who has according to the German media agreed to sign for Arsenal after the world cup.
bolton are plotting to sign ronaldo from real madrid. believe u herd it here 1st
MILLWALL to sign adam boyd from hartlepool and grant mccann from cheltenham, they see these two signings as the ideal players to take the club back to the championship in the first time off asking..........
Expect shock coaching changes in the next season. Morinho will be at the Bridge for one more year or less as he is a man-manager and team builder but Roman is getting impatient for Champs League success and is going the 'galacticos' route over Jose's head. Jose did not want Sheva, and doesn't want Roberto Carlos or any of the other over-30 stars linked with Chelsea. Jose's ego is too big to have players bigger than himself and expect fireworks next season when Roman starts picking the team.
Also, the Glazers are not happy with Sir Alex's hissy fits sending another top player away from OT- Stamm, Beckham, Keane, now RVN. All these years later (6 for Stamm, 4 for Becks) and they STILL haven't been suitably replaced. The Glazers are hands-off owners but they aren't stupid, they can see that Fergie's reputation is scaring players away despite ManU's reputation. Expect Fergie to be gone by Xmas for 'health' reasons.
i was walking along beside tynecastle (hearts ground) and seen giuseppe rossi coming out the main entrance and getting in a black car outside! maybe a year long loan deal because SAF wouldnt let him leave for good! also heard hearts want to sign alexander kerzhakov from st petersburg
Blades to sign Lee Hendrie £500k
Jason Koumas £1
Mikael Forsell £2.5m
Fredi Kanoute to Rangers
Mark Van Bommel to Glasgow Rangers.
Watfords genius Aidy Bothroyd has closely watching the World Cup, and is ready to reinforce what he sees as their principle weak spot, Left back; Togolese Ludovic Assemoassa who will play no further part in the World Cup after being stretchered off in his country's opening match against South Korea, has already been approached, the plan being out of sight, out of mind, keeping him in WFC's price range. Marijan Buljat, taken to Germany as cover against injury, has impressed Aidy in training, also Ludovic Magnin, of Switzerland is interesting him, as the Swiss coach wants at least one more of his defence to ply their trade in England, and due to the proximity of the 2 teammates at Arsenal, Watfords close neighbours.
Manchester City transfer news,
Sidney govou is going to join manchester city for 3.8m from lyon or he could be going to fulham, Quinton fortune is set to sign for man city on a free transfer, Dieter Hamann could be on his way too for 500,00 but city face stiff competition from bolton, Helder Postiga will join as i have heard that city are scouting him in the world cup at the momenet and they will put in a 5m offer for him, city are also after young marseille player nasri.
MAN UTD LATEST
Fernando TOrres will sign for MAN UTD...for 27M
BUT,the money will be spread over 3 years. This according to an Atletico source who is on holiday in France.
Torres however may Demand 75,000 a week..but that shold not pose a problem.
Rossi will however not go on loan..hence th inflated FEE.
Expect a SHOCK BID though for NEDVED if Juventus get in trouble.
Meanwhile reports for the dutch camp in Germany seems to suggest that All is not well for RVN.I am not glad at this coz loyalty is something i cherish and i know Ruud has in abondance...even though he might not be world class anymore.
Riquelme's association with Utd refuse to die.
But a Bid will Probably be launched after the world cup.
CArrick bid is agreed...and it seems the announcement shall be made if england win on thursday.
BLOD AND GUTS FOR MAN UTD
Wigan manager Paul Jewell is at the World Cup also scouting players. He is watching Ecuador's impressive centre back Ivan Hurtado. Although 31 years of age, Jewell sees him as ideal for the Premiership and will bring him in on a 2 year deal! Both strikers are heading out with Jason Roberts heading to Turkey and Henri Camera to Pompey. Chris Kirkland will replace Pollit who will be sold to Sheffield United, Filan will deputise for the on loan Liverpool keeper. 3 strikers will come in - 1 being Neil Mellor (£750,000) who will be the sub for the new strike partnership of Collins John for £1 million and super fast Josh Wollf from Kansas City for around £4 million whilst Korean striker Chun-Soo is also being monitored. Jewell wanted Heskey but he is Blackburn bound. The 3rd player to come in from Liverpool is left winger Bolo Zenden for £3 million and a right-midfielder and defender will also come in from the World Cup. Several Ecuador players are being monitored but only Hurtado has sparked a real interest. Leigton Baines will cover for Scharner and Zenden down the left side whilst McCulloch and Mellor will provide strong cover for the attack although McCulloch could play centre-midfield regularly. Australian winger Emerton will leave Blackburn for Wigan in a cash deal whilst the right-back could be Swiss defender Johan Djourou on loan from Arsenal
HERE's THE SQUAD:
SUBS: Filan, McMillan, Jackson, Johannson, Walsh, Wright, Francis, Taylor, Skoko, Teale, Mellor
manchester united next season: Boruc 6m Neville Ferdinand Vidic Heinze Schweisenstiger 5m + Rvn Mascherano 10m Riquelme 16m C Ronaldo Torres 25m Rooney Bench: VDS Evra Rossi Van der vaart 6m Richardson
Heart of Midlothian are apparently desperate to sign Amadou Konte from Hibernian and have placed a £2million bid to get the Mali Magician. Hibs are reluctant to sell Konte however as they feel that he could be a prolific goal scorer next season.
RANGERS have signed DIEGO TRISTAN
As you know, Chelsea have already signed many players but they are not finished. Expect Lahm to come in for £11 million, Micah Richards for £5 million, Adriano or Luci Toni (with Adriano more likely, Ledley King for £16 million and they have already wrapped up a two year option on Carlos Tevez.
Players out are:
Gallas to Milan
Carvalho to Madrid
Crespo to Inter
Duff to Tottenham
C Cole to Tottenham
Del Horno to Madrid
Chelsea team next season:
Subs: Obi Mikel, Drogba, Essien, Makelele, Bridge, Kalou and Richards.
Word in Germany is that man utd have had an offer accepted for Fernando Torres. Look's Like Nistelrooy is off to Bayern. Also rumoured here is where Frank Ribery will be playing next season. Talk is that marseille are in the early stages of negotiating a deal with man utd over the next 'Zidane'. The Fernando torres bid is rumoured to be around 12million upfront with another 7million at least being paid over the next 18 months. It is also believed that the Ribery deal will cost utd about the same upfront but less in additional fee's. sorry about all this news about utd but its who the people im over here support. I think their quite close with someone who is in the know. So anyway another player who should be joining soon is Riquelme. other news is the Diarra deal could be back on as the carrick deal doesn't seem to be working. other moves that may materialise are Kerlon, Huntelaar(pre contract agreement), Cambiasso, De Rossi.
MK DONS TEAM FOR NEXT SEASON!!!!!
Manager: Martin Allen
Mclenhan (West Ham)
Morais (Loan Chelsea)
Beckett (S Wed)
Izale Mcleod of the MK Dons is on many teams wishlists the summer. They are romoured to be:
This is true! but he will only leave the dons for a fee of £1 mil or more!!!!
Come on you dons!!!! Promotion to League 1 next Season!!!!!!!!
Ashley Cole Completed his Move to Real Madrid Wednsday Evening While at the England Training Camp, To be announced after the Cup Finals are over also Tied in with a Massive Boot Deal with Real's Kit manufacturer Adidas, You may have Noticed him Not wearing his Normal Puma Boots against T&T.
S.U.F.C. will sign:
Andy O' Brien-Pompey-£1.7m
Romours in England and especially in Spain strongly link Fernando Torres for a move to Manchester united for around a fee of 16 million, however Athletico Madrid will also get Van Nistelrooy in exchange. Manchester United wanted to sell Silvestre for around a fee of 7 million, but due to his excellent performances in the second half of the Premiership league season, ManUtd will not keep him, but raise his price to 8 million, and it is expected of Olympic Lyon to match the price that has been set for him. Manchester United are hoping to finalise a deal with Villareal for Riquelme for around 14 million, and like the deal with Fernando Torres, there will be a player or two going the other way, due to the fact that Manchester United cannot pay too much for him because there are three other main targets. it is known in Italy that Sir Alex Ferguson is an admirer of Roma's De Rossi, as he would be the perfect replacement for Roy Keane. If this deal falls through Argentina's Mascherano would be the next obvious choice, because he plays a similar style to makelele, which is want SAF is looking for. The Final Player Manchester United want is Benfica's Simao, not Armando Petit, because he would be a good replacement for scholes. Rumours in Portugal link Simao with Liverpool a lot more rather than Manchester United, but ManUtd plan to make a shock move just before Liverpool seal the deal, but it is still highly unlikely than manchester United will obtain Simao's services. You may be thinking that we do not have enough money to make these deals, however, beside silvestre going, several other players will be leaving Old Trafford after the World Cup. Loaned off Spector will definately sign for West Ham, O'Shea, Fletcher and Bardley will also be leaving, their destination is still undecided. Young star Rossi will be loaned off to a team in either the Premiership or the Frst Division, because it will be easier for Manchester United to keep an eye on him to moniter him improvement
. Saha is also wanted by many teams in the Frenchleague, especially Marseille, as they will turn their backs on Cisse because he broke his leg for a second time. Manchester United was hoping to use Saha to lure Frank Ribiery to Manchester United but now it is clear that manchester United will not get him, we will now sell him for around 8-15million. You may regard this as a rumour, but when some of these things mentioned above start to happen, you will change your mind.
Yours Sincerely, Anonymous Man
Chelsea team next season: 4-5-1 Cech(GK) Lahm(LB) Terry(CB) Gallas(CB) Paulo Ferriera(RB) Robben(LWM) Ballack(CAM) Makelele(CDM) Lampard(CAM) Shevchenko(ST) Subs: Cudicini,Bridge,Essien,Drogba,Kalou Squad players:Hilario(GK),Carvalho, Obi Mikel,L.Diarra,Wright-Phillips,Geremi Gallas and Drogba will sign new deals Phillip Lahm will sign for around 10-20M from Bayern Munich Lenny Pidgeley has moved on a free transfer to Millwall fc,Jaorsik will leave for Celtic, Maniche's loan deal has expired Ins:Ballack(free),Obi Mikel(£16M),Lahm(£10-20M),Hilario(free),Shevchenko(£31M),Kalou(£6M) Outs:Pidgeley,C.Cole,G.Johnson,Maniche,Jaorsik, Duff,Huth,Crespo,Gudjohnsen
hearts and rangers are chasing brazillian upfronter likely to be vagner love he is leaving his current club CSKA moskow and wants a new challenge in either the premiership or spl this is a viable source which is not to be joked about
ins:we should try and buy wilhelmsson(RM)7m or malbranque(RM),6m and to try and buy boka(LB),3m or bridge(LB),5m also we should try and get valdez(ST),8m from the paraquay team or young teenager kadhim(ST)(free)to cover owen and kuyt, if they get inuryed .
And we are deafently going to get these:kuyt(11m),woodgate(pay as u play)
team for next season:
to Whoever said that fortune will be leaving man u for 2 million.... u idiot he got released bout a month ago. Fernando Torres 2 Man U For 29.3 million with RVN going 2 bayern munich for 12.1 million El Ron
manchester have made an offer for mirel radoi from steaua 9 millions euro
yaya toure will be unviled as spur's big sighning after the world cup. the ivory cost man labbled the new patrick vieira will snub north london rivaks arsenal as he feels that jol will develop him better, i found out about berbatov before anyone !
Jason Koumas will sign for the blades for £2m. MATT 'the bear' SANDERSON
Preston will sign Matt Doumbe for 800k from Plymouth to replace Claude Davis who has joined Sheff United subject to a work permit been granted. They may also move for Sam Sodje from Brentford for 750k. J.K.
Phil Parkinson to be named as Preston North End Manager and he will take Neil Danns with him
Heard from Lee Molyneux (everton youth team) that we are signin Luis Boa Morte, Steed Malbranque and Pennant all for a combined fee off.........£7.5million
Shaun a Die Hard Blue
P.S. Cahill not goin to Man United why would he go to a team that are slowly but surely becoming nobodies.