Football Rumours Archive July 17 2006


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Man United....Toni with the 12mm from Obi Mikel deal..Saha is going...Ruud deal is he wants Real but United are pushing for Bayern with Schweinsteiger as part payment...Gattuso is preferred over Hargeaves...Vierra is almost a done deal...Looks like the master has done it again but he sure made us sweat. And Jol has really ticked off the powers to be....Carrick and the West Ham dork DeFoe can stay with the dutch clown.

There was a guy who said Paolo Di Canio will be playing for Udinese next season, he has already signed for Cisco Roma. David Villa-Liverpool has been mentioned in other papers, just not the echo. As an LFC supporter, I am glad that Rafael Benitez will try to take advantage of Juventus' sale of players(as a result of them being relegated), he will try to sign Zambrotta on loan. He will also try to sign Trezeguet/Ibrahimovic(Rafa is less likely to go for the latter first), he will also try to sign Camoranesi(loan or permanant). Mr Realism

EVERTON are the shock unnamed club who have made a bid for rvn! with real madrid and bayern munich already making offers everton only chance is if he wants to stay in the prem and the northwest

Villa will have a massive clearout, with several players leaving. Mellberg 3m, Angel 4m, Baros 10m, Whittingham 500k,Delaney 1m. Players In will be: Gera 3m,Cesar Free,Huth 5.5m,Viduka 1.5m,Mills 1m,Muntari 4.2m.

everton are looking at fiorentina pair martin jorgensen and stefano fiore making a joint 6million bid for both midfielder if everton pull of this deal simon davies will be aloud to join wigan or blackburn for 2million and kevin kilbane to aston villa for 1.5million everton will also sign a new foward as james mcfadden will join celtic for 3million at the end of july also everton new foward will not be signed until that time to the foward is barcelona's unwated javier saviola.with these new arrivals lee carlsley will move to sheffield utd or bolton on a free.the left backs gary naysmith and sandro pistone will move on to celtic and lecce respectivly with nuno valente making the left back position his own and the fact that phil neville can play everywhere!

my friend whos a charlton tour guide saw danny murphy and calum davenport talking to richard murray and iain dowie

steve sidwell passed medical at eastlands last week fee agreed of 2. 4 million with danny mills going to reading as part of the deal also jordan to fulham and barton to spurs with gareth barry and steed malbranque to sign for man city by thursday

I have heard from a reliable source that Joey Barton will be an Everton player by thursday this week!!! All he needs to do is cross the 't's and dot the 'i's and pass the medical! I know what your all thinking 'he has a reliable source. And everyone says that' But it is very reliable. Don't believe someone who says they know Barton's cousin!! COYB-Come on you blues

Oh and Anichebe will stay at Everton and wont go on loan!!! Everton will have a good chance of signing Thompson on a free and Maniche but Maniche will be into August!!!


My father went to Tel Aviv on a buissnes trip and there he met father of Yossi Benayoun and he told him that he is not leaving WHUFC because he is very happy here abd he looking forward to playing in the UEFA cup, and he also told him that the Hammers are going to sign Steed (4.5m), Upson (2m), and Green (2m)!!

WHUFC next season


Konchesky Ferdinand Upson Gabbidon

Etherington Benayoun Reo-Coker Bowyer

Ashton Cole


I hate everyone saying lfc aint gonna get alves because we are. rafa himself said he will get him for sure. him and seville president are good friends. villa also gonna come we have got money kraft investment is done but not announced. because fees will go higher.

alves-£10 million or maybe a little bit more

Villa-£about £18 million. number 9 shirt reserved for him or fowler.

I live in the South unfortunately and so am unable to get to that many Liverpool games. However, the other week I did meet one of the head members of the Liverpool supporters branch. He works for Liverpool and is responsible for promoting Liverpool in the area. He said he got the job because his friend put in a good word. His friend is an accountant at Liverpool. He worked on the budget and claims Liverpool have more than they claim to. This is because Benitez was holding out for a larger budget when he gave Liverpool and ultimateum concerning the budget and his contract. Funny enough, Benitez signed a new contract, meaning his ultimateum must have been met. Liverpool are confident of having a takeover bid confirmed, and Benitez is already planning how to spend the money. It has not been announced to keep the value of players down. He also had informatives keeping him up to date about the italian scandal. He was quitely confident that he could take two or three players from Juve. He merely used Alves and Kuyt as smoke screens. Do not get me wrong, he was interested but only enquired. He even bid 10.4 million for Alves and 8.6 million for Kuyt. This was left open ended, meaning Sevilla and Feyenord can get back to Liverpool. They may, at last minute cash in having lost interest since the italian scandal where as they once had control over the transfer and the cost, yet now Benitez is in control.

I guess now, you want to know who he is trying to budget for. Well, at the moment he is trying to clear out and save on the larger wages, i.e. Hamann (40,000 p/w), Cisse (60,000 p/w), Cheyrou (37,500 p/w), Morientes (60,000) and now he is trying to get rid of Kewell (60,000).

Now for the interesting part, these are Benitez's plans: Alves (10.4), Kuyt (8.6), Wright-Phillips (loan), Zambrotta (5.5), Trezegeut (8 or loan), Camoronesi (3.5), Guti (4), Benayoun (comment made to attract interest - no known interest), Pennant (3.5) and Zapator (2).

Most likely team next year (2006/2007):

GK: Reina/Carson/Martin

RB: Trabelsi (unlikely), Finnan, Zambrotta, Alves

LB: Riise, Warnock (loan), Aurelio

CB: Hyypia, Agger

CB: Carragher, Paletta

RM: Camorenesi, Alves, Garcia, Gerrard

LM: Gonzalez, Riise, Zenden

CM: Alonso, Sissoko

CM: Zapator, Gerrard

ST: Trezegeut, Bellamy

ST: Crouch, Fowler, Kuyt


Arsenal will buy the following players:

Davies - 9m (5m up front + rest over contract)

Mascherano - 14m (10m up front + as above)

Saviola - 4m (2m up front + as above)

Yaya Toure - 7m (4m up front + as above)

Nuri Sahin - 7m (4m up front + as above)

Fran Merida - Undisc.

Buffon - 14m (4m up front + wipe Vieria's debt + rest over contract)


Leaving the club, in addition to Bergkamp, Pires and Sol, will be Lehmann (in part exchange for Nuri Sahin, also providing we buy Buffon).

The new look Arsenal 1st team 30 man squad is as follows:

GK - BUFFON, Almunia, Poom.

RB - Lauren, Eboue Hoyte.

LB - Cole, Clichy, Hoyte.

RCB - K.Toure, Djourou.

LCB - Senderos, DAVIES, Cygan.

RM - Ljungberg, Hleb.

LM - Rosicky, Reyes.

RCM - Fabregas, Y.TOURE, Diaby(inj).

LCM - Gilberto, MASCHERANO, Flamini.

SS/W - Van Persie, SAVIOLA, Bendtner.

FOR - Henry, Adebyor, Walcott.

Manutd team next season.

...................Van der sar................




Subs; Kuscak, Brown, O,Shea, Vidic, Silvestre, Giggs, Park Ji-Sung, Scholes, Petit, Saha, Kerlon

Arsenal Team.


Thuram Davies Toure Cole


Fabregas Rosicky

Van Persie

Henry Reyes

Subs; Green, A.Ferdinand, Eboue, Senderos, Clichy, Gilberto Silva, Hleb, Llungberg, Saviola, Walcott, Trezeguet

Reading transfer news!

INS: Dean Whitehead - £1.5m

John Mensah - £3.5m

Matt Holland - P/Exch

Landon Donovam - £3m

Jamie Ashdown - £250k

Sam Sodje - £350k

Ki Hyeon-Seol - £1.5m

Martin Albrechtsen - £250k

OUTS: Sidwell - £2m - Charlton

Long - Season loan - Brentford

Hayes - Season loan - Aldershot

Cox - Season loan - Aldershot

Osano - Season loan - Brentford

Federici - 3 Month loan - Stevenage

Brown - Season loan - Yeovil

Team in order of importance:

GK - Hahnemann/Ashdown/Stack

RB - Murty/Halls

CB - Sonko/Sodje

CB - Mensah/Ingimarsson

LB - Albrechtsen/Shorey/Makin

RM - Little/Seol/Oster

CM - Holland/Gunnarsson

CM - Whitehead/Harper

LM - Convey/Hunt

CF - Lita/Doyle

CF - Donovan/Kitson

Bryan Robson looks set to sign 3 players within the next few weeks David Thompson on a free transfer Scott Carson for 2 mil and a possible loan deal for Guissepi Rossi but this will come as part of the Kuzsack deal to Man Utd. Koumas looks set to sign to a rival Championship team likely to be Cardiff for 2mil and Ellington to a prem team most likely Wigan for 3mil

Man Utd News- SAF has opened talks with torres after atletico accepted a £27.5m offer. while lyon have made a £13m bid for saha and mikel and real are leading the chase after bidding £13.5m for RVN. SAF has been on the phone with juve for a few weeks now trying to get ahead and wants to take trezeguet and vieira on a years loan with an option of another year or a sale, he is also looking at toni, cannavaro, needved and thuram. SAF will also offer juve first option on all there players who they wish to sell or loan and rossi could well be moving to juve on loan as could pique.


Barnet Fc r on the verge of sighnin MAGNO VIERA after having a successful game at underhill against barnet yesterday. He was disscussing the house situation and basic things.

asenal boss AW was talking to Paul F(barnet boss) about the sighnings hes going to make. I heard this when i waited to get the autographs an hour and 30 after the game. They r in for YAYA, APpiah, Davis, Buffon. THey have already had one deal over as Paul asked AW y he didnt introduce SAVIOLA to to the press yet. Anyway he said torres was too expensive and they also talked bout COLE. AW gave good praise for the 0-0




luca toni to man utd for 15mill to replace the outgoing ruud van nistelrooy.

kerlon will also sign for 7mill

freddy adu will sign for 8mill

SAF wants to invest in youth players for the future

Italian transfers as follows after trial results:

Luca Toni=Inter











Buffon wont leave italy due to his girlfriends wishes he nt only stays in italy but moves to milan where she works most of the time.Del Piero,Gattuso,Pirlo,Kaka all staying stop dreaming! also appeals to go thru this week expect Juves 30pts to be reduced. Dont expect many if any to go to premiership as the majority are incredibly well paid and teams like liverpool, spurs, newcastle have no chance, also rafa is dreaming Juve will not drop their players prices they are under contract and Juve are determined to keep them,despite the ruling.

The traitor known as Ashley Cole will clear off to Chelsea for around 16 million leaving the way for Arsenal to bring in Ac Milan reserve left Jankalovski for 8 million. Arsenal will sign either Saviola or Baptista this summer they will also bring in two center halfs, one being Curtis Davies and the other being Alex from Psv.

Reading are looking to sign Juventus Striker Guiseppe Sculli for £1.7m to add to the strikeforce, Omar Bravo and Bobby Zamora are also targets, but Coppell may try and bring Carlos Vela or Theo Walcott in on loan.

The Royals are set to sign 2 more defenders as well, following the injury of Aaron Brown, One of these will be John Mensah (£3.5m) the other will be either Aaron Galindo (£1.89m), Zesh Rehman (£200k), or Danny Shittu (£3m).

With Sidwell set to stay till the end of the season Coppell will only look to sign one central midfielder. Dean Whitehead is a top target and would cost around the £2m mark, Matuzalem (£3m) and Stephen Appiah (£3.5m) are both targets in midfield.

Manchester United Transfers IN: Buffon 9m Cannavaro 8m Pirlo 12m Gattusso 10m Toni 6m Torres 23m OUT: RVN 13m Real Madrid Saha 12m Lyon Miller 6k Southampton Evra Loan PSG . UNITEDS LINE UP NEXT SEASON A 4-3-3 Formation Buffon Neville Ferdinand Cannavaro Heinze C Ronaldo Pirlo Gattusso Rooney Toni Torres

As usual, when posting a rumour and you know you have made it up, correct spelling, punctuation and grammar will only add to it. Onto the rumours. I stand on firm ground to confirm that the majority if not all of Manchester United's signings will come from Italy. As we all know, Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina have been demoted to Serie B however Milan have survived. However, despite their survival, Milan will not be able to keep all of their top players due to the fact that they have been suspended from the Uefa Champions League, so they cannot afford to keep them. Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Ivan Gattuso will be sold off to Manchester United in a few days because Milan want to get them off their wage bill A.S.A.P. Kaka will be joining Real Madrid for a fee of approximately 23.5 million pounds including future clauses. Milan will also have a 15% share from the next sale. Regarding Juventus, Cannavaro has signed a preliminary contract with Chelsea however, he will break it in order to join former coach Fabio Cappello at Real Madrid. Ibrahimovic's final destination is unknown because lucrative offers from various clubs(English, Italian and Spanish) have been laid on the table. He also has to take into consideration his family who are reluctant to leave Italy.Del Piero will however stay faithful to the Old Lady and will remain at the Della Alpi for as long as the club want him. Buffon may sign for Arsenal however, Inter, Barcelona(shockingly!) and Real Madrid are in hot pursuit of him. Thanks for reading. All will come true cause I am Dr. Truth.


Listen ppl as a true Arsenal fan i predict this will happen like or not as u will.

Arsenal are not in the market for thuram too old, neither mascherano, neither zambrotta trezaguet, del p or ibrahimovic. this is because wages are too high and he already has good strikers. Arsenal want torres and ribery but only at a fair price because he only wants special players. Baptista is still in the running. saviola not a chance. no more wingers except 4 special ones! wenger to introduce ryan smith soon. Upson in the running. Arsenal to rely on academy. sometimes ppl dont think about things but just come up with names!


pompey transfers




almunia (loan)



or nelsen



Petrov will sign for Portsmouth this week for 4.2M. Celtic will sign Maniche late in the week.

Also Celtic will make a shock bid for Lazio's Inzagi.

I am Luca Toni's best mate and he told me he is signing for Chewsea.




I work in a Spanish restaurant in Liverpool City Centre and it is not uncommon for a few of the local Spanish lads , including Rafael Benitez, to come in for a meal once in a while. Well Benitez , Garcia who had just returned from Germany and a guy who i presume was his agent were seated in the usual table reserved for special clients. Well a lot of what they said was in Spanish as you can imagine but they also spoke in some broken english and i managed to hear that Luis Garcia is definitely looking for a transfer back home to Spain and Rafa has agreed to this if he can aquire the services of David Villa in part exchange - this he said was looking very positive. I know this is an ongoing rumour on here but just before they left i heard a startling fact from Rafa's own lips - he said he had already agreed a fee with Real Madrid for David Beckham which i must agree will solve the right wing problam for a season or two. Just remember i heard it from the Gaffer's mouth and you heard it here first !!!

Free Agent and ex-Blackburn and Wigan star, David Thompson will travel to the Midlands this week to have talks with 2 Championship clubs - West Brom and Coventry. Steve Bruce of Birmingham may also spark an interest in the ex-Coventry midfielder. Expect Coventry to win the race to sign the 28 year old who should be playing at the Ricoh next season.


Lee Truncle to join Man City/ 100% Fact.

Diego Tristan to either benfica or celtic also benny macarthy to blackburn to replace bellamy so Porto are in for him to.

Petrov to portsmouth for an up front fee or 4.5 million...... risiing to 5.5 depending on how he does in premier ship.

CELTIC NEWS: Kadlec deal has fallen through, harte is on his way for £850,000, Mcfadden for 3.5 million and one other stricker to finish the celtic spending spree..... im expecting diego tristan or davies from bolton......stop saying Nakatas coming to cellic park coz he has retired from Professional football now.. even though he's stil only 29....?!