Football Rumours Archive February 17 2007

 

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Boltons two new players on pre contracts cid and Dzemaili will replace nolan and tal ben at the end of the season nolan will go for 7mil + or 5 mil + play exchange

A host of Premiership and Serie A teams have been alerted by the apparent unhappiness of Robinho at Real Madrid. Milan, Chelsea, Arsenal, Roma, Inter and Liverpool are testing the waters at Real with a move to Milan or Inter more likely.

Following the FA Cup win over Bolton in midweek, Arsenal have ensured that they are still in the Hunt for three trophies this season. An added bonus, though, is that several first team players who have been sidelined with injuries are returning to full fitness. Alexander Hleb and Freddie Ljungberg made a victorious comeback at the Reebok stadium, and now William Gallas and Emmanuel Eboue are set to return to the squad against PSV Eindhoven next week. Should they return, Gallas will be a substitute at the most and is unlikely to feature, though Eboue has an outside chance of starting. On the transfer front, I'm afraid Samuel Eto'o won't be leaving Barcelona. It's great that there are as many ambitious Gooners out there as I am, but he will be staying at Camp Nou and we'll have to make our peace with that. Scott Carson won't be joining Arsenal as he will compete with Jose Reina at Liverpool next season, but Gianluigi Buffon will complete an £8m move to the Emirates in the summer irrespective of whether Juventus are promoted back to Serie A.

Information needed

Its been a long time since you guys have written anything about KERLON. where is he? Is he coming to the premiership? Does anyone have some idea?

All the top teams are always linked with top players. but this is how big signings will go this summer. the signings with the "!" are those that have not been rumoured yet

Torres- Barcelona

Eto'o- Liverpool

Dos santos- Liverpool

Robinho- Chelsea

puerta-Arsenal

c-Ronaldo-Barcelona

Ronaldinho- man u

shevchenko-Barcelona!

saviola-Juventus

Kaka- R. Madrid

diarra- AC Milan

Lennon-man u

Heinze-Spurs

Defoe-man u

bridge-Spurs

cisse-Spurs

SWP-Liverpool

alves-Chelsea

Richards-Liverpool

Johnson-man u!

d'alessandro-Spurs!

nani-Liverpool!

Bellamy-Spurs

aguero-Liverpool

capello (manager) - Juventus!

Trezeguet- Newcastle

bent-Spurs

keane-villa!

Ribery-Arsenal

schweinsteiger - Liverpool!

Hargreaves-man u

Silvestre-Lyon

gattuso-Arsenal!

gilberto-Lyon

toni-Juventus

bojinov-Madrid

Reyes-Sevilla

baptista-Chelsea!

bale-man u

baines-Chelsea!

if W. ham relegated

upson-Spurs

king-Liverpool!

Ferdinand-Newcastle

boa morte-Newcastle!

Tevez-Madrid!

ashton-villa!

Liverpool FC are to sabotage Manchester Utd interest in Racings Ezequiel Garay by signing the player as soon as possible

- Sheffield United Rumours-

Well the Blades are still nowhere near safe from the dog fight of relegation back down to the championship ( we still need 10 points from 11 games to be safe) however if they do manage to stay up which I believe they will expect the spending to start as soon as the summer transfer window opens. Top on the agenda will be Midfield and another quality goalkeeper. In resent times Warnock has bought and sold more than 26 strikers in his time down at Bramall Lane. And finally we appear to have a very good combination of attacking options.

- Top Transfer Targets will be-

1, Andy Ried. If Charlton go down

2, Jason Koumas if West Brom fail to go up

3, Thomas Gravesen.. wants to move back to the premiership

4. Sherif Ekramy age 23 the Egyptian goalkeeper playing with feyenoord Rotterdam and at 6'8" he will be a massive star down at the lane and provide company to the new Egyptain lad Fathi

Heard from a good source that Kevin Phillips is on his way 2 Celtic in the summer. Also xpect GS to sign Sidwell for free and GS is lookin at Cameron Jerome bt deal unlikely as he is 2 similar to Jan

Man Utd have switched their attention to anderson lus de abreu oliveira (anderson) contracted to FC porto. They will sign him in the summer. Anderson is young and a better player than Hargreaves. Man Utd have also sent a scout to Barcelona to c

heck out some mexican player calld jonathon dos santos. United will not be signing Fernando Torres, Hargreaves (there potential does not match that of what is being portrayed), Lennon or Moutinho but may sign Nani or Quaresma as Cristiano Ronaldo would like that. Man Utd are more keen to invest in youth rather than over rated people. Gareth Bale will sign. Utd will not be offloading Heinze when they got Silvestre dere. However do expect Ferguson to sign larsson until the end of the season come the begining of March and I wouldn't b surprised if he stil there next season. Richardson, Smith, Fletcher, Silvestre, Pique and Bardsley to leave in the summer to generate some extra funds and expect United to sway Micah Richards to leave Man City should Man City finish outside top 12

Ins: Bale, Nani, Anderson, dos santos, Richards

Outs: Silvestre, Richardson, Smith, Fletcher, Pique, Brown, Bardsley

possible squad for next season

Van Der Sar

Evra Ferdinand Vidic Neville

Giggs Scholes Anderson Ronaldo

Rooney Larsson

Subs: CarRick, Foster, Saha, Nani/ Quaresma, Richards

Park, Fanghzuo, Solskjaer, Bale

Also I heard Arsenal want to sign Michael Owen how much I doubt that would happen but it would be nice for football if it does. Expect a lot of activity in the summer as there is more cash to b won next year

As a true red I am excited and optimistic about the future now we have serious investment. With all the world stars being linked to Anfield I know from my brother in law (who works in the England set up) that one particular transfer deal will definitely happen. During his meeting with Gillet and Hicks, Steven Gerrard was asked to name players he would most like to see at Anfield. The first name he gave them was Micheal Owen. With the retirement of Fowler and arrival of Villa, Rafa has agreed to a swap deal involving Crouch for Owen. This was revealed by SG at the recent Spain friendly as was the David Villa transfer.

RANGERS are set to let lots of players leave in the summer, with the same amount to arrive as the new management team aim to rebuild the squad.

The targets have been identified and all will come in if Rangers reach the chamions league.

OUTS: klos weir ponroy rae n'diaye novo

sebo (loan)

IN: gordon whitaker webster malbranque Brown gow naismith donovan

Troubled Newcastle star, Emre is set to leave England at the end of the season - with Bayern Munich particularly keen whilst Villareal and Inter Milan are interested.

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West Ham United to sign when they go down=

GK-carlo nash-1m-Preston,

GK-mart poom-free 4 green-Arsenal,

CM-Darren huckerby-3. 5m-Norwich,

RM-matty jarvis-1m-Gillingham,

LM-rudi skacel-2m-Southampton,

F-Billy Sharp-2m-Scunthorpe,

F-Robert earnshaw-4m-Norwich,

F-Jermaine Easter-1. 2m-Wycombe,

F-Scott mcdonald-Motherwell,

F-Scott Sinclair-loan-Chelsea.

Im afraid many of the Liverpool rumours are off the mark. We will invest in youth that is doubtless, but much of the youth being bought in will not bear fruit for the first team for many seasons to come. That one big player were looking for may not as big as we all hope, in fact he almost def won't be the Kaka or dinho we want or need. There is a chance of Villa Eto'o or Torres but no more than one and the price would have to be reasonable. Rafa is only likely to pounce after a fall-out or a clubs acceptance of loss. I can't see Eto'o coming or Rafa having Torres, though Villa may happen (possibly even next season, I have a sneaky feeling he'l help take the title for valencia next season should he stay. ) But real rumours, though I'm guessing from all the info we have through Rafa n the diff media, we will pounce for any 'loose stars' like Der Vaart. Also Gillett and Hicks are not stupid, they obviously want to crack the Far East market as stated but NO WAY are they not aware of the HUGE potential in the USA. Expect Rafa to to be told to go ALL Out for Adu. Hes the obvious key right now, with all sorts of possibilities. Adu will be worth £20m easily to any club, not because of his ability, but his potential within the market to unlock that market. So far we have Villa n Adu, the obvious ensuing bid for Niguez (not seen much of him but he sounds good), then Gonzales, hopefully we can buy him n loan him back to tenerife or a bigger la liga club?. With the spine of the team now being very strong, with the release of zenden and capture of Javi M, Rafa MUST strengthen the wide positions and add one CB with pace to challenge. I can see Woodgate at Liverpool next season, possibly a young version off the continent though if we can't get the man himself. However for the RB expect Alves (if not seduced by Barcelona, hopefully we beat em n swing it), and I think at LB we'l keep Riise and Aurelio but neither will be first choice with someone like Bale (unlikley), Baines or Capdevilia coming in. I can't see either of these making that spot there own as Riise deserves it. People who says he getting slow and lazy forget how many games he plays. The rest will do wonders for him n he shud come back fighting for HIS place. Finally the wings, this is truly open. Pennant n anderson cover nicely so 1 RW only. SWP if poss, or look at Lennon, n maybe Vaart. AM Garcia may leave, doubt it, hed look good in an attacking team I think. Though he may share role with Vaart if he comes. LM No chance will Rafa let Kewell go. He loves him and knows his potential. He wouldn't have played an injured Kewell in th CL Final if he didn't think he was worth the risk, esp with players like Hamann n Cisse sitting on bench without a place! I don't think we will buy LM at all to be honest as Gonzales to WILL come good. No doubt about that. Add to that Leto n our full backs capabilities we don't need one unless Harry gets injured again. Then n only then will we get one. Depends on Harry for the rest of the season. If one comes look for Simao or quaresma, or if Chelsea agree to transfer Rafa will bid for Robben. That covers it for now, next summer we will have a good idea of performances and I think we may bid for a BIG talent. but I don't thnk wel need one as the changes above will have the Kop singing for years! LG

Celtic Rumours

Despite the clubs record £18m profit, don't expect any dramatic changes to the clubs transfer policy. The SPL is still a small TV revenue league and this will not change. It has allowed the club to pursue players to further strengthen the push for not only regulat CL football, but also latter stage participation.

The chief targets are still

Voronin - Leverkusen (bos)

Tymoshyk - Shaktar (£3m)

Lafferty - Burnley (£1m)

Kadelec - Sparta Prague (£500k)

McCarthy - Hamilton (500k)

Sivok - Sparta Prague (£2m)

Alex - PSV (£5m)

Adu - DC Utd. (£3m)

Sidwell - Reading (bos)

Players likely to depart include Lennon, Balde, Telfer, Miller, Zurawski - in addition to the removal of the remainder of Alan thompson's wages that are still paid by the club.

Artur Boruc will (hopefully) sign an improved contract lasting for 4 seasons, with the club retaining the option of an additional season. If not then there are no shortage of takers at the £8m asking price, Craig Gordon (Hearts) is the obvious replacement at £5m. Hey, if Heartly and esp. Pressley did it, then Gordon can as well!

These are very much subject to change, the fee's quoted are approximations. There is a small chance of an earth shattering deal being done over the summer for an up and coming star in their early 20's.

The summer of the 40th anniversary of the Lisbon Lions is shaping up to be exciting for all assosiated with Celtic.

Jermaine Easter is to sign for Charlton once they are relegated to the Championship. Easter will form a partnership with Marcus Bent - whilst Darren Bent will leave along with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Expect Easter and M. Bent to lead Charlton's frontline in Pardew's campaign for promotion next season.

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Man city are not going to lose Richards and Barton, barton will definetely stay as he now too commited. Mpenza who is currently on trial at city and who is a free agent will sign permantly. Paul Dickov is set to leave city though, Distin wants to stay at city for one last season. Beasley is to sign for city for 2m from PSV, Jordan will leave city and join Southampton if Southampton lose Bale in the summer. Miller is going to join a lower team on loan.

MUFC Rumours

Not much action in summer, whether we win the league or not. I think Liverpool will be a lot busier than us, but we might sigh Hargreaves, but that is looking more unlikely. In fact, I'd say Fergie is in more need of a creative midfielder who can play on the left, and fill in for Scholes, as well as be a replacement for Giggs on the left wing. Fergie will either go for Gamst of Blackburn, for £12 million, or buy Tevez, if the Hammers go down.

Liverpool Transfer Rumours;

Ins.

Quaresma (14mill) or Lennon (18mill) or Simao (11mill) .

Micah Richards (11mill) and Daniel Alves (15mill) .

Sergio Aguero (20mill) or Huntelaar (14mill) or David Villa (28mill)

Also expect some youth signings such as Juan Manuel Mata from Real Madrid, Aaron Niguez from Valencia, Iriome Gonzalez from Tenerife, Javi Garcia from Real Madrid (Luis Garcias cousin) .

Outs.

Zenden (2mill), Xabi Alonso (20mill), Crouch (8mill), Bellamy (6mill), Paletta (Loan), Anderson (Loan), Antwi (Loan), Hobbs (Loan)

I agree Villa, Torres, Huntelaar, Etoo, Kaka, Ronaldinho, may all be tipped to fly the coup and to be struting their stuff in Prem next year. Even though being a Liv suporter I'd love to seem them all in our kit next year but realisticly. computer says NO! Yes there is large ammount of cash for us but not endless! Expect 1 from each group:

-Kompany/ Millito/ Richards

-Ronaldinho/ Kaka/ Messi

-Lennon/ Van Der Vaart

-Villa/ Torres/ Huntelaar/ Eto'o

Pennant will slowly make way for Paul Anderson.

There will be no Bale for £10 or £11 Mil. As 17 Insua tipped to be just as promising.

Carson number 1 Gk next year.

Plus Heavy Heavy youth investment.

PS We all know about Dos Santos link now don't think there's any need for anyone to put it on again!

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Dave nugent is 100% coming to Everton in the summer if Preston do not gain qualification to the premier leauge, also leaving will be dikki wright moving down to Southampton. if Everton make europe they will atempt sign Nigel-Reo-Coker Dean ashton for 10 mil plus James beatie

I am a Liverpool fan and Reading SOME rumours about buying this player and that player most of it is pure utter rubbish. These are the players that are 100% DEFINITE on Rafa's list:

Van Der Vaart £8 million

Eto'o £25 million

D Villa £25 million

D Alves £12 million

G Milito £10 million

These players are only on Rafa's wish list.

Definite newcomers are:

Dos Santos £20 million (in his contract clause)

Mascherano loan (then permenant £17 million)

Going:

Pongolle

cisse

Hyppia

Fowler

Crouch

Palleta (loan)

Zenden

Pennant (if a right sided player to replace him comes)

Aurelio

PS the rumour about Henry, Kaka, Richards are total garbage so just ignore them (even though I wish they were true)

Now that the takeover has been finalised expect big changes at Anfield. Rafa will stay on as manager but all other deadwood will be cleared out! 10 players will leave (ie Dudek, Zenden, Pongolle etc), the whole youth system is going to be completely revamped and many backroom staff replaced.

As for players in; Rafa will go for english now he has the money to buy them.

Micah Richards for £8 million (rising to £20 following England caps)

Lennon for £12 million (will be happy to come when Spurs don't even make europe)

And Ashton for £9 million. West Ham will have to sell when they go down and he will be bought to replace Crouch, just as good in the air but faster and stronger.

Carson will return as backup to Reina and a big name will be signed to add a creative spark, hopefully Ronaldinho (one can dream!) The future is bright, the future is Red!

 
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