Football Rumours Archive April 17 2007
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To all the people who must be Coventry fans, Michael Duff isn't leaving Burnley for u or anyone else for that matter, he has just signed a new 3 year deal not that long ago and it would scupper his chances of a place in the Northern Ireland when they reach the World Cup
Man United won't be buying any strikers in the summer, due to them having to many, Saha may be sold to make way for Rossi coming back from loan, still only 21 exceptional player and in United's plans for the future
Steve Morrison of Stevenage to sign for Luton in the summer for 300K. Luton will also sign Brentford's Andrew Frampton for 100K plus Marlon Beresford. (This is why Beresford has been left out of the squad completely by Blackwell)
Everton are close to sealing the signatures of Manuel Fernandes and Stuart Parnaby. Everton are also to sign Lewin Nyatanga for £1.2mil. Everton will sell Gary Naysmith with a move to Rangers the likely destination. To replace him Everton will sign Adam Drury from Norwich. Also look for Evertn to go after some more young talent with promising Swansea youngster Matthew Stephens being lined up for a pre contract.
Rangers to sign
Koevermaans £2m/ swap with Buffel
Reynolds (m/ well) nominal
Carrol (West Ham ) free
Fernandes ( Sion) £2m
. jerzy Dudek
. james Beatie
. Freddy Eastwood
. ian walker
. Paul dickov
Man City are one of a few clubs looking at Betis CH Juanito. Newcastle will also try to bring him into the picture too with Luque being part of the deal. Last season Betis proved that they can't spend money with funds from Joaquin and Oliveria squandered, so they will probably jump at the chance at signg Luque though Juanito is the clubs talisman. Tho this maybe a smoke screen while Newcastle try for Zaragoza's Carlos Diogo but with rumours of the Milito brothers leaving in the summer, Liverpool or Barca to be favourite destinations, Zaragoza will be unwilling to totally dismantle their defense. Another defender on the move will be Daniel van Buyten as Munich aim to regain their table topping form. DVB hasn't shown the form of last season and his lack of pace has not helped in several of their games. Munich will look to the likes of Nurenbergs Dominik Reinhardt, who has also caught the eye of Newcastle scouts.
Alan Gow (Signed already)
Kirk Broadfoot (Signed already)
Papac back to where he came from
Sionko to the championship
Sebo. to Kilmarnock
Lee Robinson on loan to Clyde
Ponroy to France
Also expect to see a few youngsters next season such as Alan Lowing, Jordan McMillan, Paul Emslie, Dean Furman.
Rangers for the league 2007/ 08
I have it on good authority that Steve Sidwell is already shopping for houses in the northumberland area, making Newcastle a strong candidate for his signature. Sidwell will be joined by Leighton Baines, Curtis Davies and Wes brown, and any bid for Dean Ashton will hinge upon whether antoine sibieirski is given a new deal. other players to be shown the back door at ST. James this summer will be Titus Bramble, Stephen Carr, albert Luque, nicky butt, oguchi onyewu, Craig moore and possibly Steve harper. Newcastle have been sitting too long on the fence of potential, and hopefully any sort of significant investment could see them finally challenge towards the upper reaches of the premier league.
We are going to buy Billy Sharp 4 5mil and sell Cort 250-300k, Cort 2 Palace 2 join 2 his bro, Craig Mackail-Smith 4 500k
Milan Mandaric has contacted Chris Coleman despite having hired Nigel Worthington. Milan, however, still wants Nigel to be involved with the club and could play a key role if Coleman accepts the job. QPR have showed an intrest in Coleman but his wage demand could see QPR fall into turmoil so Mike Newell looks certain to get the club. If Coleman is put in charge expect some suprise transfer swoops. Also, Milan has told Rab Douglas, Elvis Hammond and Mark De Vris that they have no future at the club. However, Hammond could be saved should Coleman come in as Hammond played under Coleman during his Fulham days.
Ashton will not be leaving West Ham has no1 seen the reports saying he won't leave he owes it to the Hammers fans.
expect Healy in a claret and blue shirt next year
only out goings Reo Coker anton Ferdinand and benayoung
I have been working at West Ham for 6 years firstly as a coach in the community, and then in the academy. As I am always about the training ground I get on well with a few senior players, and although these are rumours, they are rumours from within! There are several players who are definitely leaving, even if WHU stay up which looks unlikely. These players are; Sheringham, Carrol, Benayoun, Harewood, Carlton Cole, Reo-Coker, Ferdinand, Konchesky and Newton. All of these players have had a part to play in the unrest and arguments behind the scenes. Curbs wants to keep Upson but he won't stay and play in CCC, Neill has fallen for the West Ham faithful and likes London from his days at a different London club and will STAY regardless. There are obvious transfer targets, and many players are happy those names above will be leaving and feel next season will be a positive one. Neill will be named captain, and along with Zamora, Ashton, Noble, Quashie and Collins will form the spine of the team. Neill will play at centre half at next season and will also do so against Chelsea Wednesday! The training today (Monday) had the team walk through some tactical plays and Collins and Neill will play in the centre with MULLINS at RB. He has played there before and AC wants quality on the ball from full backs and Neill and Collins to be the rocks at the back. Zamora is 50/ 50 as he has tendonitis in his knee and it is painful to play too often - he may be rested for sat with Kepa and Harewood competing for the forward spot along side Tevez.
TEAM NEXT SEASON:
Green, Tomkins (will be asked to play at RB for experience), Neill, Collins, McCartney, Bowyer, Noble, Quashie, Etherington, Boa Morte (in a Tevez role), Zamora. Then Ashton will play instead of Zamora/ Boa Morte with either Kepa staying permanantly or a young striker coming in to be the 4th striker. ASHTON WILL NOT RETIRE - all those fans who have heard this don't worry. He will be back for pre season but will only get to 100% a month or so into the season. Tevez will leave, but Boa Morte is been shaped into a second striker due to losing a yard of pace, and is clever enough to play there. EG Bergkamp role.
Come on you irons, any updates I will let you know. BTW Pards was an excellent coach and man manager until he got too close to Carl Fletcher, or someone whos name ends in Fletcher!
EVERTON FC SUMMER 07 In AND Out Everton with the fa cup semi final going Chelsea's way means that 7th place is also a Uefa cup spot means Everton will start planing for the Uefa cup next season. firstly at the end of the season both Lee Carsley and Alan Stubbs will sign new 1 year deals. at the back stop the rumours on Gary Naysmith he is still seen as a viable member of the team and will not join Celtic or Rangers. Everton are looking at the possiblity of bringing in a younger centre half WBA Curtis Davies has been mentioned but a cheaper option would be jay de merit of Watford who would jump at a chance to play in the Premiership again. The most change at efc will be the midfield David Moyes has been very impressed with Watfords Hameur Bouazza and will make a bid for him again would jump at a chance to join the blues also West Hams Nigel Reo Coker has basically signed 100% for 6.5m and will be a vialbe asset also Manuel Fernandes is keen to stay but Everton are but of by the 12m price tag though he is worth it. upfront Everton have already signed a brill younger from Swindon Town Lukas Juikeiwitz Everton are 50 50 on David Nugent because well next season Everton would have many foward options Johnson Vaughan anichebe Mcfadden and have both Scott spencer and lukas juikiewitz (spelling?) in reserve leaving for sure is James Beattie he will join Roy Keanes Sunderland and also Andy van der Meyde is on his way to Juventus! aslo leaving are Richard wright Southampton and sandro pistone back to Italy were all European tour come on you blues!
Just seen gareth southgate in the glAGOW hotel The Hilton on Williams street asked him why he was down here and said to watch Hibernian vs Dunfermline and with links with Middlesbrough being interseted in Scott Brown I just wondered.
Liverpool summer transfers-
outs - Dudek (free), paletta (loan), Hyppia (£1), zenden (free), Kewell (£5m), Cisse (£5m), Bellamy (£7m), Fowler (free), Pongolle (£2), Le Tallec (500k) Garcia (£5m)
ins- eto'o (£25m) Quaresma (£12m) Voronin (free) pablo ibanez (£6m) insua (permenant) Padelli (permannt)
squad- Reina, Carson, Padelli
Finnan, Arbeloa, Carragher, IBANEZ, Agger, Risse, Aurelio, INSUA
Pennant, Gerrard, Alonso, Sissoko, Mascherano, gonzalez, QUARESMA
ETO'O, Crouch, VORONIN, Kuyt
New Madrid rumours. C Ronaldo's contract has thrown up some suprises. However, don't expect the to give up just yet Real Madrid tend to get there player ecspecially in seemingly impossible circumstances however, they have a ready made replacement in the form of arjen Robben who they believe would be perfect for Spanish football currently unhappy just £4mill due to the new fifa rulings. having seem Zigic first hand they decided he is not good enough and will instead target the smaller but equally good in the air lukas podolski expect about £15 mill possible swap for RVN and about £6 mill. They will also offer about £15 mill for Phillip Lahm unless Marcelo proves himself in the rest of the season. They will get Diego from Werder bremen for about £8mill. They will also get Raul Albiol from Valencia for £9 mill. two final transfers will be from portigal for either Nani or possibly quaremsa for around £12mill if they loose out on Ronaldo and the other willbe for moutinho. they will sell RVN swap, Raul £7mill, Emerson £7mill to juve. Helguera to Racing for £5mill. Salgado to leave for about £4mill. baptista for about £8mill Reyes to return to Arsenal. schuster to take over as coach. team will be casilas.
rb-Ramos/ cicinho/ Torres
lb-lahm/ Marcelo/ Torres
cb-2 of -Cannavaro/ Metzelder/ Ramos/ Woodgate
dm- Raul albiol/ Diarra/ Gago/
lm- Robben/ Robinho
rm- Nani or Quaresma/ higuan
cm- diego/ moutinho
cf-2 of- podolski/ higuan/ Cassano/ Soldado
new players depends on who is in charge at Chelses next season.
RB from - Miguel, Alves, Richards, Lahm
CB from - Alex, Metzelder, Andrade,
CM from - Hargreaves, Deco
WG from - Lennon, Navas, Schweinsteiger
FW 2 from - Berbatov, Villa, Eto'o, Farfan, Crespo