Football Rumours Archive July 18 2006

 

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wenger will sign pele, mascherano,davies maybe yaya and a striker . arsenal will win the tittle next seasson.

Liverpool set to sign Zambrotta, Trzuguet and Camoranesi for a joint fee of £20m and an option for juve to buy them back in a year. Rafa isnt really impressed with his current options and has stated that he would be willing to take hard-working professionals on a loan as he obviously believes such a stop-gap is acceptable. It'd also buy him time to search for replacements. With Villa and Alves being Rafa's main intentions (after what we've bought in), he may well feel he is paying over-the-odds, no matter how good they are. Forget not he has filled our other, just-as-problematic (Lately) wing with a £4m winger called Gonzales and may look for equal value all over. I also believe the Micah Richards to spurs rumour to be true, though if they dnt act fasr they may be paying TRIPLE the £5m being demanded now by next season. By which time Chelsea and Man Utd will be sniffing. One final point being DO NOT COUNT OUT NEWCASTLE. They will fall JUST short of Champs League place similar to Spurs last season. Oarker will be signed by Man U following his performances (if injury-free)

Watching Sky on Friday night their Spanish football correspondent spoke freely about what will happen the the main Juventus players as follows:

Buffon to AC Milan

Zebina to Spurs

Thuram to Barcelona

Cannavaro to Madrid

Zambrotta to Madrid

Camoronesi to Liverpool

Emerson to Madrid

Viera to Lyon

Nedved to Spurs

Ibrahimovic to Inter

Trezuguet to Lyon

DEL PEIRO TO STAY!

He also mentioned that AC will get Luca Toni from Fiorentina and Oddo from Lazio to replace Shevchenko (Chelsea) and Cafu (retiring).

Looks like Man U fans are upset that Spurs wont sell them their best players and have turned to insulting them instead! Why should Spurs sell when they are on the up? If Defoe is just a Dork, why does your beloved manager covert him? With the addition of Damien Duff down the left flank to join Lennon on the right, backed by Routledge and Lee/Zeigler problems solved! Choice of Zakora, Carrick, Davids, Jenas, Tanio and Huddlestone in the middle. A quality right back and 4th Striker (possibly Toni) will be added. Strentgh in depth, Spurs will challenge in Europe, the Premiership and cups. BTW, forgot to mention Thuram. Be afraid, be very afraid!

ok aresnel fans da gunners will not be signing gianluigi buffon he cant afford it and liverpool will be signing alves villa or treuzget and zapter

My mates mum works at west ham united and her job is to file the paper work. On this paper work were some names that A Pardew was going to sign. They were:-

Shaun Wright-Phillips on loan

Owen Hargreaves for £3-5 million

I heard from a local sports radio station dat the gunners gave up hope on signing the small and un-england type player in Saviola. it seems they are more interested in and are close to the signing of Fernando Torres. Also, it seems that YaYa Toure will be signign wiff da gunners in less then 2 weeks time for 6M.

Arsenal will buy Franck Ribery and Yaya toure for an unknown fee. They will also try and sign Saviola and Buffon. WATCH WHEN I AM RIGHT

West Ham transfer news.

The Hammers are expected to announce the signing of Ghana Star John Pantsil who was recommended by Yossi Benayoun. The Ghana man is said to be keen on a switch to Upton Park and the Hammers will fork out 700,000 for the Ghanian.

Ujfalusi to team up with fellow countryman Jankalovski with the pair costing as little as 4mil, with AC loaning out Jankalovski for the season with the option to buy and the Czech CH arriving on the cheap from Fiorentina. Lets hope Luca Toni follows suit.

LIVERPOOL NEWS

I have heard traore is going to manchester city for between £1.5 - 3 million.Cameronasi from juve plus dudek and diao with £3 million and trezeguet on loan for a season.

Damien Duff will be 1 of quite a few players leaving Stamford Bridge this summer. Robert Huth will follow him, with either a move to Portsmouth or Wigan or Middlesbrough. Shaun Wright-Phillips will get a loan move to either Manchester City or Newcastle by the end of August, Arjen Robben will leave for Real Madrid in a few weeks time, Asier Del Horno will leave for either Real Madrid or Valencia and Nijitap Geremi, Wayne Bridge and Hernan Crespo are possibilities to leave. Mourinho wants to bring in Pavel Nedved, Allesandro Nesta, Fabio Cannavaro, Simao Sabrosa, Ashley Cole and Roberto Carlos before the end of the transfer window.

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Will all these evertonians stop linking us (Celtic) with Gary naysmith and James Mcfadden. We're not interested in these players. My friend at Parkhead says we are interested in Ross Tokely and Mark burchill. Mad Tim.

Fulham want Lillian Thuram so much, that they will offer him £3.5 million to Juventus and make him captain of the London side. Tottenham, Arsenal and Bayern Muncih are also weighing up bids for the Frenchman, so Chris Coleman will have his work cut out, in persuading the 1998 World Cup winning defender to move to Craven Cottage.

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To the fool who said that Arsenal are to get Alex from PSV he is owned by Chelsea and on loan at PSV, so we will not be getting him. now onto real rumours Buffon is off to AC Milan AW has stated that all italian's wages are too high. Arsenal will sign pele from le Mans to replace Almunia he will also blood in Mannone. Ashley Cole will not be sold to Chelsea why would AW sell one of his best players to our title rivals? A for patrick Vieira going to Man U is that some kind of joke patrick has been telling ribery how great arsenal is and he has a clause in his contract saying that he cannot leave to one of Aresnal's rival clubs in the EPL.

Master Gee

ARSENAL NEWS...

My dad is good friends with one of the coaching staff at arsenal and he told him that arsenal will not be signing anyone else this summer. Mr. Wenger is happy with the young squad he has and is convinced they can challenge for the title based on the form they showed in the last 3 months of last season. Cole will be leaving when he returns from his honeymoon, and campbell wont be replaced as they are keeping cygan now.

arsenal squad (06/07)

GK Lehmann (Almunia)

RB Lauren (Eboue)

CB Toure (Djorou)

CB Senderos (Cygan)

LB Clichy (Flamini)

RM Hleb (Ljungberg)

CM Gilberto (Diaby/Song)

CM Fabregas (Rosicky)

LM Reyes (Walcott)

ST Henry (Lupoli)

ST Adebeyor (Van Persie)

.....DCFC News.....

Because of the funds recieved from the new board davies will have the money to buy some good players, the expected players are: pearson - celtic 2m from the rasiak transfer, bangoura - stoke 500k, nugent - pne 2m & agogo - bristol rovers 700k. derby team next season:

...............Camp..................

.Edworthy..Moore..Nyatanga..Meredith.

.T.Smith..Idiakez..Barnes....Pearson.

....Bangoura/Agogo..Nugent...........

SUBS; Grant, Peschisolido, Bolder, Bisgarrd, Holmes, Thirlwell, S.Johnson, Ainsworth, M.Johnson.

one of my freinds lives in liverpool and his father has lots of contact at anfeid he told me that liverpool have go a big budget to spent this summer but rafael benitez is playing it cool because he does not want to get ripped and he has also told me that liverpool main targets this summer are alves(deal done in about a weak),david villa(deal aldready done but not announced publicly so that other clubs do not come to know about ourr budget),and the final is swp(liverpool are goin to make a bid of14m bid on the last day of transfer market)

Andy Robinson to join Southend United from Swansea City within the next 24/48 hours on a 3 year contract for fee in region of £ 200,000

West Ham will sign Ghanian right back John Painstil on a 5 year deal with around £11,000 a week wages! A nominal fee has been agreed and Pardew expects Painstil to complete the medical in the next few days, andfly out to the clubs pre-season tour! Exciting times for West Ham Fans!

Rumours around Celtic Park are that Alan Thompson will be returning to Villa as part of a 5.5 mil deal to take Petrov. Balde is going Newcastle and Varga will be joining Portsmouth. it appears Gordon Strachen is raising cash and freeing up Wages to sign Nedved.

RVN has agreed terms with real madrid with capello being a huge fan as well. However SAF is insistent on gettn 15million pounds compared to 13.5 offered by real.(What a rip off dont u say considering they already have ronaldo, robinho, cassano, baptista, raul, soldado and many other youth prospects and the great strikers releagated to the serie B that are on the market- tho some of these players may leave)- Theres also news circulating in spain that tho capello wants Beckham 2 say 4 commercial reasons it doesnt mean that he is goin 2 play 2 often. This news was reported as beckham being unhappy and there are reports that he may be involved in a swap with cristiano ronaldo of man u or luis garcia at liverpool. Saha may leave man utd but this depends upon who SAF can acquire. Currently he is in negotian with Torres after 27.5mil bid was accepted by athletico madrid. The backup option is now luca toni but SAF will only sign both these players if Saha leaves most likely to lyon. with SAF fave players solsjkaer and scholes returing there may only be the need 4 one striker or attackin midfielder.theres has also been talk of veira comn 2 manu but if u have read his autobiography then i cant see that hapenin...lets c if he sticks 2 his word now. As for pirlo and gattuso, gattuso has stated he is prepared 2 fight with ac 2 get back into europe tho they may get a uefa cup spot after they appeal. Pirlo is not as open with ambition but he has already shown wat a traitor he is moving from inter so i wudnt be surprised 2 c him wantin out 2 manu. Kerlon and adu may be comn only 2 be loaned out straight away possibly to their current clubs. Both shud get a work permit on the basis of exceptional talent. cant believe they didnt take a gamble on adu for the world cup. in chelsea news only a left back and possibly a few young guns will sign.

HELLO FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.

I am a Newcastle United fan and i have BIG news!!

Newcastle United boss Glenn Roeder has pleaded with fans for patience over their lack of signings this summer.

He is yet to make his first purchase and it appears that overcoming Lillestrom will be definitive in terms of who arrives and for how much.

NEW SIGNING FOR THE TOON!!!!

Klose 7mil

wayne bridge 4mil

javier saviola 4mil / or David Trezeguet on loan

Phillipe Mexes 6mil

Shaun Wright PHillips Loan

Karagounis 5mil

ON THE WAY OUT

Babayaro 1.5mil >> Panathaniakos

Boumsong 3.5mil >> Monaco

Faye 1mil >> Wolves

Harper 1mil >> Shef Utd.

Milner 4mil >> West Ham

Glasgow Celtic News

Petrov and Thompson offloaded. No Surprize.

Nedved & Giggs being lined up.

Tristan talks on going but could fall thru due to 1.6 million a year wages never mind la corunas fee.

Dont rule out a move for viduka if all goes wrong for the ginger maestro.

Villa look to free up cash with following trasfers out: Angel (Newcastle 4.5 mil) Hendrie (Newcastle 1.5 mil) Barros (Hamburg 10 Mil) Mellberg (Sevilla 5mil) Djemba-Djemba (Marseille 1 mil) Delaney (Blackburn 2.5 mil) and Whittingham (Sheff Utd 500k). This will give Villa the resources to bring in Saviola, Malbranque, Petrov, Milner, Webster and Duncan Ferguson on a pay as you play basis

jay boothoroyd is in the usa with crystal palace

MAN CITY TEAM 2006/07

-------------James--------------

Richards----Distin-----Dunne----Jordan

-Dabo-

Lua-Lua----Hamann----Barton

Samaras---Corradi

Lua-Lua 2m from Pompey

Corradi 2.1m from Valencia

Sidwell Free next season

MAJOR TRANSFERS THIS SUMMER

Cannavaro-Chelsea

Trezeguet-Liverpool

Tevez-Man u

Davies-Arsenal

Cariick-Man u

Luca Toni-Man u

Torres- Arsenal

Liverpool-Alves

£DD1£

With Arsenal out of the frame to sign Javier Saviola, it seems Tottenham or Bolton will snap up the £4 million Argentine from Barcelona.

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everton look set to land barcelona striker javier saviola after arsene wenger admitted he is not interested in him. everton will also complete the signings of joey barton and stillian petrov.

JUST IN!! lfc to scoop up toni for £10.8m

well which of u think man utd r goin to do a big summer shopping huh! only a striker and midfielder comin in torres n viera... no advantage of italian scandal just viera

Reading Transfer News......

Club annoucing a news conference thurs to unveil transfers of Mensah (4m) and Whitehead (2m), club on talking terms to the following players...

Sculli (Juve) - 2m

Holland - (Part of Sidwell deal)

Bobby Zamora (West Ham) - 1.5m

Jay Jay Ockoha (free)

Jamie Clapham (free)

Mickel Forssell - (Brum) 3m

ARSENAL NEWS With all of the other clubs in europe looking to rape and pillage italy's top clubs,Arsenal will stear well clear of the fire sale and look to sign just 3 players?Franck Ribery(marseille),Yaya Toure(olympiakos)and Curtis Davies(west brom).Ribery will snub all other clubs to sign for Arsenal and has told his agent to make it happen.Yaya Toure is trying to get himself a cut price move by saying that he will not play for Olympiakos again?The only stumbling block with Davies will be the price?Arsenal are willing to pay up to £8million but it is believed that West Brom want £10million.

EVERTON WILL SIGN JOEY BARTON(3.5), D.THOMPSON FREE AND JAVIER SAVIOLA 2.0

Which ever idiot wrote in that lierpool or chelsea wud get podolski he has joined bayern. Anyway on to my team everton we will sign barton saviola and mabye hargreeves dependin on how much money we will make. We will sell davies kilbane wright and mcfadden

remember the name

...YATESY...

real madrid will make a 35 million bid for nistelroy and ronaldo with this they will let man u sign none other than david beckham for 11m.

You heard it first here from

...ME... muahahahahahahahahahaha

Watford Manager Adie Boothroyd is keen to reap the possible rewards of the match fixing scandal in Italy by signing Man Utd players who are likely to fall down the pecking order with the imminent arrival of Patrick Viera and Rino Gattuso to Old Trafford. Bothroyds relationship with members of the Hierarchy have seen him secure the loan services of Ben Foster and Chris Eagles in recent seasons, and now Darren Fletcher, John O'Shea, and Guiseppe Rossi could be plying their trade at Vicarage Road this season.

Luton manager Mike Newell has identified Watford forgotten man Hameur Bouazza as the man to spearhead his attack going to this seasons push for a play off place. Newell has spoken of the "Searing Pace" that the young Frenchman has, that will strike fear into all oppenents this season. Bouazza's transfer is likely to cost a nominal fee, however the real price may come in the form of winning over the Luton fans.

With Liverpool's strike force looking thin (Bellamy, Crouch, Mellor and Fowler) Benitez is likely to pick up Toni and Trezeguet, though Ibrahimovic is still a possibility if Juventus will accept less than £8 million for a player valued at around £15m. Meanwhile, Rafa is struggling to agree a deal for right winger Daniel Alves, has been priced out of Simao and Joaquin and may now be looking at Camoranesi and other relegated right wingers.

Liverpool will sign Trezeguet on a loan with option to buy of £6m.

ruud van nistelroy 2 munich tevez 2 man.utd as is diarra after bust up with lyon coach. maxi-lopez 2 join man.utd 4 22.5 million!!!!!!

david moyes is set to plunder relegated italian club lazio buying inzaghi for £1m christian manfredini for £2m and tomasso rossi for £2.5m

---AFC NEWS---

Arsenal Ins: Rosicky 7m (Done Deal)

Ribery 12m (80%)

Van Den Berg (Undisclosed) (D.Deal)

O' Cearuill (Undisclosed) (D.Deal)

Davies 8m + YTH Loan's excluding Walcott (WBA awaiting bid)

Shortlist: Mascherano 14m

Buffon/Casillas/Pele etc (A decent GK)

Zambrotta (6m or loan deal)

Jankurolski (3-5m)

Thuram (Free - 1m)

Trabelsi (Free)

Upson 3m

Gago 1-4m, Merida 1-2m

Outs: Pires (Villareal)

Bergkamp (Retired)

Campbell (Free)

Jordan, Howard, Kelly (Free)

Possible Outs: Ljungberg 6m (Marseille, Spain)

A. Cole 16-20m (R. Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona)

Lauren 4m (Dependent on Alves - Liverpool Transfer) (Seville)

Poom/Almunia (Free - 500k)

Basically Davies is going to be an Arsenal player before the beginning of the season as is common knowledge... As the defence at current is dessimated with injuries (Clichy, Djorou, Senderos) expect a centre back and a left back to come in. Wenger will try to keep Cole but his recent outburst has further infuriated fans & board member's after he accused the club of making him a scapegoat when IT WAS HIM caught in a meeting with Chelsea... No additional strikers are coming in. Saviola story is just Nonsense/Smokescreen!! No over 30's players as Wenger's policy doesn't usually allow that... But the Thuram story won't go away.. 50/50... youth expected to be added to what we've already got... After this season Arsenal will only be able to spend 12m flat rate. (No cup wins & lesser then Champs. Lge Q/F) Even less if no Champions League Qualification due to stadium loan... So, the academy will nurture and produce players. Expect a new goalkeeper this or next season as the last big money shoe in for a very long while, unless it's a Jen's understudy..

----"REAL" Gooner----

I work at Arsenal and they will not b signin frank Ribery as he s is 2 much of a wanted man.

While this as all been going on Arsenal have agreed a fee with Seville for their right winger Jesus Navas the fee is 9 million. Arsene is in spain now tying up the deal

Celtic have offered a contract to Sol Campbell, to take over for the injury cursed bobo balde! Diego Tristan set to sign a three year deal for £35,000 a week with the hoops. Petrov is also going nowhere, the bulgarian superstar will take over as captain for one last season! Martin O'neill to return to celtic at the end of this season. Beattie will also go out on loan to an english first division team!

CELTIC TEAM FOR NEXT SEASON

GK Buroc

RB Wilson

LB McManus

CB Campbell

CB Kennedy

RM Maloney

LM Nakamura

CM Petrov

CM Jarosik

ST Tristan

ST Zurawski

SUBS

Miller

Riordon

McGeady

Marshall

Sno

Lennon

Balde

Jody Morris will sign for a league 2 team, at the end of this week or beginning of next.

MAJOR TRANSFER NEWS

TO ALL REDS FANS

Rafa wont sign villa joaquin torres bcoz they overrated and 2 expensive instead theyll sign trezeguet, sneijder, and juninho pernumbucano and there might be swap deal involving riise and vd vaart

ADY here-

Skacels move to Southampton is almost a done deal whilst Webster looks set for a move to a championship side.

Matchester United have put in a bid for Swindon youngster Lukas Jutkiewicz. The striker who broke into Swindons first team last season has just signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2009.

He started his career at Southampton where he was released and signed by Swindon

The bid is thought to be around 500k.

Everton flop, Per Kroldrup is set to leave relegated Fiorentina with a move worth around £900,000 to Palermo or Siena.

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Not sure about this one. The source is very good and has not given me bum info before but find it very hard to beleive.

Aparently West Ham have agreed a deal for Javier Saviola for £3.75m and it all depends on whether the player fancies the move or not. He also claims that West Ham have been in contact with Fiorentina and agreed deals for Sebastien Frey (Goalkeeper), Valeri Bojinov (Forward) and Luis Jimenez (Midfielder). He says that the fees will be undisclosed as he thinks that they will be very small - around £1m for each of the three.

To be honest I can't see any of these deals coming off but hey what do I know.

sheffield wednesday manager Paul Sturrock still hopes to land Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson on a season-long loan deal. Sturrock describes wednesday as being at 'the front of the queue' in their attempts to land him. Sturrock is also understood to want another outfield player after the capture of a goalkeeper. He is yet to confirm which position he requires filling but Duncan Ferguson has been mooted.

the gunners will only look for a centre half this year.davies is of course an interest,but wenger will not be held to ransom of 10 million of an untried youngster with only a season of top flight football under his belt.if cole leaves .no probs .we have clichy and flamini to cover.with the senderos injury i think aw will look at mexes,davies,anton ferd.i think he,s trying out aliadaire for last chance.himself and cygan will be offloaded.in the shop window now with the preseason friendlies.did it to bently last year.if aliadaire impresses ,aw will not buy another striker maybe until jan 07.expect the money for cole to be invested on a big name forward then.

noely

Good News MCFC

Close source to manchester city, Lua Lua set to announce his arrival at eastlands within 48hrs. Great news for everyone invoved with mcfc, with the striker netting 7 goals last season for pompey!!

The guy from the Spanish restaurant was close to the money with his Villa/Garcia post. However, just to clarify matters the third individual was not Garcia's agent but was a part of David Villa's entourage. It was not Villa's agent but was a very senior member of his team and one who could "informally" discuss the situation with Rafa. Very close to a "tap up" but not quite.

Apparently Amedeo Carboni (Valencia's Sporting Director)has singled out Cristiano Ronaldo as his number one summer target and in order to fund the deal Valencia are prepared to offload Villa (foolishly if you ask me). Benitez is trying to tag on the Garcia aspect as it will resolve two issues, Garcia wanting out and help with the funding of the deal (Garcia is valued at £6.5m), Rafa is trying to promote Garcia as an attacking option to help fill the space left by Villa and to link up with Ronaldo. My source informs me that Rafa flew out to Spain on Saturday with the intention of hopefully opening and concluding negotiations on a number of players.

Exciting times for Liverpool supporters.

Come on you Reds!!

some juicy news for utd fans. heard from a few people now that three centre midfielders are going to be signed along with one goalkeeper and one attacker. The Glazers have given the manager full backing and have told him that if he believes the players will improve utd then they will do everything to back him. firstly to midfield. in an amazing story patrick viera will sign for the red devils this year either on loan or a permanent deal. another midfielder arriving at old trafford is gattuso from milan. gattuso had crunch talks with his agent this week and decided with milan being kicked out of the champions league and the likelyhood of player having to take pay cuts he will move to a club he has said all along that he would love to play for. thirdly is the signing of michael carrick who should join shortly(where'd you think tottenham's money's come from to but berbatov, zakora and now duff). up front a fee of 23mill has been agreed for the transfer of fernando torres to man utd. all that needs to be done now is for an agreement to be reached on the players wages. also a last minute change on keeper front as the deal for kuschak has been pulled and utd will now chase BUFFON. also del piero to tottenham

The Petrov-Portsmouth deal may not go ahead as Celtic are holding out for as much money as possible. Celtic are willing to accept 4.5mil up front but they also want a number of other clauses added into the deal. While Celtic know Petrov is good enough for the Premiership, they feel he will struggle in a poor Pompey team and will fail to impress, so they have demanded first option if Pompey decide he is surplus to requirments. Celtic have also demanded 30% of any future transfer fee if Petrov moves on to a big club. Finally Celtic want 250000if Portsmouth avoid relegation for each year of Petrovs first contract, wheter he is still at Fratton Park or not.

My cousin works as an estate agent in London and has recently been showing properties in the west end to Samuel Eto'o.

mark de vries joe hammil and momo sylla are all on there way out of leicester rob kelly wants to get them off the wage bill to sign two new players sylla is off to palace with hammil and de vries linked with moves back up north.

LFC Rumours

However much David Villa would cost, he would surely be a new record signing for LFC.

For a story like that to be kept out of the Echo is unprecedented. That is why we can safely assume it wont happen.

People outside Liverpool might not realise that unlike national papers, when the Echo says LFC are after a player, they are. If they don't mention a player, it is usually someone no-one has heard of.

There has been, to my knowledge, NO MENTION of David Villa in the Echo.

The fact it has been mentioned in other papers makes it less likely, not more.

A large portion of the Echo's readership only or mainly buys the paper for its coverage of LFC.

If national papers were getting the inside scoop on the Liverpool manager's deals, the Echo would suffer immeasurably.

The Echo has also always been a loyal friend to the club (ask any bluenoses and they'll assure you this is true) so the idea that they would be kept in the dark is disturbing, especially when Chris Bascombe (the LFC correspondant) is so pro-Benitez that the club effectively uses the paper to make unofficial press releases about the availability of players without putting them onto the transfer market.

Alan Pardew has given up hope of signing Steed Malbranque from Fulham as the players wage demands are ridiculously high. Pardew wants a right sided midfielder to balance up his side and will turn his attentions to either Jermaine Pennant of Birmingham or Sidney Govou of Lyon.

Hammers will also sign Rob Green from Norwich for around £2m and still want Aldo Duscher from Deportivo la Coruna.

Celtic Transfers

Out: Pearson to Derby 600,000

Thompson to coventry FREE

Petrov to Pompy 4.5m rising to 5.5m depending on premiership form.

In: Maniche from Moskow 2m

Giggs from Man U 1.5m

Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson from Hibs will join next season for a total of 3m plus Craig Beattie.

rangers are set to confirm the signing of nicky butt 2moro as well as the signing of maniche from chelsea as well as announcing murrays desire to leave at end of season with tom hunter taking the reigns

Liverpool have made an offer for Dirk Kuyt.

Newcastle Utd are believed to be interested in signing Diego Tristan.

Manchester United News:

PLAYERS IN:

Kuzack - £3million

Vieira - Loan from Juve

Mascherano - £12 million

Carricik - £14 million

Torres - £23 million

TOTAL: £52 million

PLAYERS OUT:

Van Nisterooy - £12 million

Fortune - FREE

Ebanks-Blake - £500,000

Miller - £1.5 million

Obi Mikel - £12 million

TOTAL: £26 million

Man UTD Team 2006/2007:

V.d.Saar

Neville Ferdinand Vidic Heinze

Ronaldo Vieira/Carrick Mascherano Giggs/Park

Torres Rooney

SUBS: Kuzack,Evra,Brown,O'shea,Scholes,Smith,Saha,Rossi

My company got the contract to set up the training facilities for Man U in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg while on pre-season tour in South Africa. WHile watching the keepers (Luke Steele and Ben Foster, who is going back on loan to Watford next season) train I asked Sir Alex if Luke Steele was now the 2nd choice keeper. He said no they are busy concluding a deal for West Brom's Polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak. I then asked him about the John Mikel Obi saga. He said that he could not really discuss it but believed in African players a lot after having Quinton Fortune, Eric Djemba-Djemba and Obi (If not even briefly) He said he was looking at Orlando Pirates young Stiker Daniel Serman who scored 14 goals in 32 matches last season for Pirates. He did not play in the game against Man U over the weekend but Sir Alex did watch him in training before and after the game in Durban.

Jobi McAnuff will sign for Watford from Crystal Palace for around £1.5 million, Danny Shittu will sign for the Hornets for £3 million and Aidy Boothroyd will re-sign Icelandic striker, Heidar Helguson from Fulham for £1 million. Chris Eagles will tie up a permanent move from Man U for around £1 million whilst Ben Foster will complete a further years loan move from Man U.

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Arsenal will sign Anton Ferdinand in the next few days, and also Timo Hildebrand in January

100% TRUE!

After the success of signing Carlos Boganegra and Simon Elliott from MLS, Chris Coleman is looking to sign either Bobby Boswell from DC United or Chad Marshall from Columbus Crew. Coleman is also thinking of a move for Clint Dempsey. 1million GBP should secure his signature.

WHEN ROEDER SIGNS DEFOE AND BENT AS WELL AS WRIGHT PHILLIPS AND BRIDGE HE MAY LET AMEOBI GO TO CELTIC AS THEY ARE BIG FANS OF HIS AND HIS KNACK FOR SCORING GOALS IN EUROPE LUQUE WILL STAY AS ROEDER HAS BEEN IMPRESSED BY HIM IN TRAINING ALSO MILNER WILL GET HIS CHANCE SO WITH OWEN WE WILL HAVE A VERY GOOD STRIKE FORCE

cellic news

tristan,kadlec,and a top class centre back to arrive

also scott brown to join..exchange for pearson

dean grant to great wAter boy

Manchester United are close to reaching a deal with Athletico Madrid that would see £18 million plus United's young spanish player Gerard Pique in exchange for Fernando Torres.

Gattuso has decided to leave AC Milan to play in the champions league and is expected to join ManUtd for approximately £15 million

Chelsea will offer £35 million plus Paulo Ferriera for AC Milans Kaka

Reading are looking to add to their American contingent by signing Oguchi Onweyu from Standard Liege. The Big American can expect wages of 35k per week along with a release clause of 8 million pounds for a Champions League Club. Also from the USA World Cup squad, Fulham are expected to bid for Clint Dempsey.

MAN UNITED

fernando torres' agent confirms man u have not made an official offer for the spanish striker. gennaro gattuso is top of fergusons list of midfielders although the mahamadou diarra situation is progressing after diarra reveils he would relish a move to the premiership.ferguson is also scanning the religated italian sides, nedved, viera, trezeguet and luca toni all linked with a loan spell at old trafford. ruud van nistelrooy will be leaving old trafford for real madrid or munich depending on who offers the best offer, munich look favourites with hargreaves or shweinsteiger on part exchange.

MAN UNITED TEAM NEXT SEASON

van der sar

g.neville r.ferdinand cannavaro heinze

c.ronaldo diarra/gattusso scholes giggs

rooney torres/toni