Football Rumours Archive March 17 2007
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Buffon will probaly stay at JUVENTUS as they return to Serie A and not sign for AFC. Expect a possable move for Man city Joey Barton as Wenger said that in not too many words that he likes him and just might move for him. Adeyabor to sign for Valencia or move to Italy. Expect Matthew Connolly to replce Senderos who will leave could be for Italy.
So I return, the master of all things Forest! Watch as we sign Alan Wright from Sheffield Utd then see how Matty Jarvis is unveiled after the Gillingham game. Then see how at least one more midfield player is unveiled on Monday. Cannot reveal the name at the moment, I promised Mark but look towards Norwich. Dan the Man
In response to the person who put up Lewis Stevenson to Celtic. He wouldn't leave just now as he has only been a first teamer for about 5 months. Stevie Naismith if he is moving will go to the Premiership or join Walter's revoultion at the hallowed Ibrox Follow Follow. Boruc to Milan for £6-7 mil and this in turn to be spent on Tymoschek and a striker possibly Earnshaw for about 4 mil. Rangers have got Scott Brown in the bag and David Nugent for 4mil no joke and Scott Sinclair on loan joining Man Utd pair Smith and Fletcher on loan. Smith will NOT be staying to fight for his place at the theatre of dreams as Man Utd are trying to bring in two top dollar strikers and Smith will be playing reserve football.
CELTIC SUMMER TARGETS
Celtic are targeting 3 very good players to sign this summer, two being central-midfielders and a striker. these targets are unnamed and there has been £12m set aside for them. Here are the squad players that will be signed:
Steven Whittaker - £1.3m
James McCarthy - £400k
James McFadden - £2m/ swap with Miller
Stephen Naismith - £2m
Going will be Bobo Balde, Marseille are lining him up on a free transfer, Paul Telfer will leave to return to England, Thomas Gravesen will leave after failing to hold down a first team spot. £2m will be required to take him. Jiri Jarosik will leave for £1.5m, Kenny Miller will leave for £2m or in a swap for Kenny Miller for James McFadden. Maciej Zurawski will leave for £1.2m to Germany where there are several teams interested in him. Neil Lennon may decide to hang up his boots or stay on as bit part next season, Craig Beattie will be given 1 more season to see if he can make the step up or stay clear of injury.
Nailed on summer transfer: Arsenal will accept the money from Juve for Gilberto, with the reckoning that Diaby is the future at Arsenal in the central defensive midfield role. Though Gilberto has probably been Arsenal's best player this season along with van Persie, the money from Juve will be too hard to turn down. Wenger will then turn to Lille to sign their defensive midfielder, Bodmer. Highly rated and a one Time target for Rafa at LFC, before Mascherano was secured on loan.
Liverpool FC signings.
Berbatov 15m / Huntelaar 10m
Also lots and lots of youth stars coming in like
Gio Dos Santos
Irome Gonzalez and many more
ITALIAN TEAMS SUMMER SPENDING
Huntelaar - AC Milan
Van der Vaart - AC Milan
Sneijder - AC Milan
Heitenga - AC Milan
Quagliarella - AC Milan
Amelia - AC Milan
Robinho - Juventus
Tevez - Juventus
Quaresma - Juventus
Schweinsteiger - Juventus
Biglia - Juventus
Dani Alves - Juventus
Lucio - Juventus
Inzaghi - Lazio
Brocchi - Lazio
Modric - Lazio
Zaccardo - Lazio
Barzagli - Lazio
Borowski - Inter
Nani - Roma
Moutinho - Roma
Andrade - Roma
Players to sign this summer:
Koumas 3m if WBA are not promoted
L. Young 1.5 + Roberts
Jeffers - free
Todd - Preston
S. Peter loan
Berbatov will definitely be leaving WHL in the summer. He has rejected a new contract and although happy at Spurs he is keen to move to a big club and certainly one who play in the Champions League.
Well to start, I reckon we need a striker, winger, left back and a goalkeeper for next season.
Baptista looks to be staying according to reports in Spain. Reyes is definetly not staying - he will probably be back off to Sevilla. I'm hoping Eto'o will be the the striker we need. The other options I feel are Huntelaar or Farfan. For winger I believe it would be one of the following, Navas or Babel.
Both can play on both wings and at striker so will add versatility. Abidal, C. Davies or Woodgate should be the defender sold, with Senderos leaving. A goalkeeper is required to fill Lehmann's shoes when he leaves. There has been alot of rumours of different keepers being linked with us. I have no idea which one of them it will be, but I hope its Akinfeev as he looks like he could become world class, very much in the mould of Cech.
Team Next Season:
GK: Lehmann, Akinfeev, Alumunia
DR: Eboue, Hoyte
DL: Clichy, Traore
DC Toure, Gallas, Woodgate, Djourou
MR: Van Persie, Walcott (Hleb)
ML: Rosicky, Ljungberg (Hleb)
MC: Fabregas, Gilberto, Diaby, Denilson (Baptista)
ST: Eto'o, Henry, Adebayor, Bendtner (Baptista)
Players in brackets act as utility players.
Sold: Poom, Flamini, Lupoli, Muamba, Senderos, Song, Aliadiere
GOOOONER RUMOURS Samuel Eto'o will wear the #9 shirt next season at Arsenal, this is one of the conditions of his move. A double swoop on Real Madrid is also on the cards with AW bringing in Robinho to join Julio Baptista in an £18million swoop?
There also seems to be some truth in the Gianluigi Buffon to Arsenal story. It concerns Freddie Ljungberg and Gilberto Silva plus the owed Vieira money going to Juventus.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Cardiff are looking to buy Sporting cp wonderkid fabio paim at the next trnsfer window. zlatan ibrahimovic has also been linked with several clubs from England and Spain.
Liverpool could buy Berbatov for £10M with Crouch going the other way to Spurs
Leicester will confirm the signing of David Mirfin on loan shortly along with making the annoucement that he will sign 3 year deal in the summer. Also Leicester will sign Nikolas Besagno from the MLS team Real Salt Lake in the summer
If Sunderland gain promotion to the Premiership, with Keane's links to Manchester United - he will seal a triple loan swoop for Ben Foster, Alan Smith and Chris Eagles. Man United do want Foster long term but will do with Van Der Sar and Kusczack next season.
Liverpool Rumours. The Reds have agreed a six figure sum to sign 17 year old Gary Mackay Steven from Scottish 2nd Division side Ross County. Steven had a trial with Bolton but Liverpool made a move for the teenager. Following Gary to The Field of Dreams will be: D. Berbatov (£20 mill) and Iraome Gonzalez from Tenerife (1.5 million). Leaving Liverpool will be: Peter Crouch to Tottenham (swap 4 Berbatov), Fowler to MLS or Rangers, Gabby Paletta to Championship side or back to Argentina and Jerzy Dudek&Sami Hyypia (both retirement.) =RF=
David Villa may stay at Valencia for another season amid all the transfer talk. Rafa Benitez is set to offer £10 million + Peter Crouch for in form Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov who will be tempted to move with his close friend Voronin, Anfield bound. Klaas Jan Huntelaar will be signed for around £15 million and Craig Bellamy will be sold to Aston Villa for £8 million. Robbie Fowler will also leave.
This will leave Benitez with 4 strikers - Kuyt, Berbatov, Huntelaar, Voronin.
Florent Sinama-Pongolle may be sent out on loan again. Cisse and LeTallec will be sold.
A big midfielder will be brought in - in the form of Aaron Lennon, Andres Iniesta, Rafael Van Der Vaart, Maxi Rodriguez (A good player who is capable of playing on either wing) .
Plus Daniel Alves is almost a certain deal with Liverpool nearly already beaten Chelsea to a £16 million deal for the rising 23 year old Brazilian talent.
Highly tipped rumours -
Liverpool may make a summer move for Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov, with Peter Crouch going in the other direction
Juventus hope to spend £70m on Premiership players on their return to Serie A, with Chelsea's Frank Lampard, Arsenal's Gilberto Silva and Manchester United's Gabriel Heinze their top targets.
Arron Lennon is not going to Liverpool. Martin Jol has expressed his desire to keep the England international at White Heart Lane. However Liverpool are highly expected to move for Maxi Rodriguez from Atletico and Quaresma from Porto.
Chelsea have already agreed a set fee for Micah Richards. Glen Johnson will return to Stamford bridge but only as back up.
Ribery is set to join Arsenal on a 4 year deal.
Nani to join Manchester United from Sporting
Anderson to join Atletico Madrid
Torres to join Liverpool. Not Manchester United as he has stated before that his close ties with Xabi Alonso and Luis Garcia would make Liverpool his top target if he ever moved to the Premiership.
Aston Villa to sign Bellamy from Liverpool.
Newcastle to sign Peter Crouch from Liverpool
Giovani dos santos to join Liverpool from Barca
Lewis Stevenson to join Arsenal's youth ranks from Hibernian FC.
Daniel Alves to Liverpool
Malouda to Arsenal
Rui Scoto to Sporting from Benfica
Figo to Tottenham
Zigic to Chelsea
Bolton to sign anton Ferdinand and HarEwood when West Ham go down
Darren Bent to either Everton or Spurs (bidding war)
Egxo to Racing santander from Mallorca
Bojan from Barcelona to Liverpool
We will sign Dani Alves in Summer 2008, not this summer. this is an agreement with Sevilla. He will be bought for £20m.
Our main summer targets are Nando, Torres and Kaka, but Real Madrid also want Kaka although they are more likely to sign Fabregas and Cristiano Ronaldo who are their very important targets.
Gio Dos Santos will not leave Barcelona, he is contract to 2013 and will not leave. he love Barcelona and he won't go to England
Valencia will not sell David Villa either, he does not want to leave them and especially when they are becoming a world-class team and will be spending a lot of money this summer.
And last only one of Ronaldinho or Eto'o will leave to either AC Milan or Internazionale, they will not be going to England, and will only go if we are to get Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo or Nando Torres.
I fully respect the England Premiership but none of these players will play there, it is well said I Spain that our players do not work in your League, and the players will not sign for to play football in your League
thank you Jotexso!