Football Rumours Archive April 19 2007
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Rafa will make a raid on Spains top teams, including Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla and Real Zaragoza. His targets include in defense Gabriel Milito, Rafael Marquez and Cristian Zapata (Udinese), only one of which will be signed. For midfield Benitez has his eye on David Albelda, as Sissoko looks a possibilty of moving on to Juve. Benitez also has a close eye on Deco's, and Kaka's situation at the moment. Kaka is Carrying the Milan team at the moment, and looks a possibilty to move on. Whereas Deco is sick of all the egos at Barca, and would like a move. However Madrid will certainly be willing to offer the larger sum, so it's all down to preference. Benitez is also looking at Daniel Alves and Jesus Navas of Sevilla, and David Silva of Valencia. However Benitez's main target will be a striker, and Villa, Eto'o and Iaquinta are the top targets. Liverpool are watching also Gareth Bale, Micah Richards, Giles Barnes and Gabriel Agbonlahor.
C'mon the hoops
The Celtic transfers for the summer 2007,
S. McDoanald (signed already)
T. Gravesen (Charlton)
D. Marshall (Norwich)
D. Riordan (kaiserslautern)
J. Jarosik (Man City)
K. Miller (Newcastle)
It's true that Real Madrid will sidn diego from Werder bremen and Metzelder. I know that these two are facts and both will be playing in the white jersey next year. elso expect lukas podolski to join them up front and Raul albiol to bolster their midfield and moutinho and Nani from sporting thesae are all 75% definite
Ramos/ Metzelder/ Cannavaro/ Marcelo (Woodgate/ Torres)
Gago/ Diarra (Raul albiol/ de la red)
nani/ moutinho/ diego (Robinho)
Robinho/ higuan (Soldado)
Firstly Ribery is going to Liverpool, I said this months ago. Even with all the boos for Cisse he will stay at OM as make weight for this deal. Eto'o and Villa have publicly stated the prefer Liverpool, no one else, even if Rafa won't pay the asking fee they would love to be at Anfield! Alves deal was done by Rafa at Xmas pending a takeover, which now has happened money and player in the bank. Pato and Leto set to arrive. Why the hell would they spend £15m plus a £5m player for Berbatoss he's crap! Only did any good against garbage European teams, and worst teams in prem!
Pato/ Leto/&few more youngsters
Either K J Huntelaar or Eto'o or Villa or Tevez or Iaquinta
Anderson, Hobbs and Lindfield will breah Through slowly into first team also!
BIG TRANSFER RUMOURS INVOLVING COVENTRY CITY:
Iain Dowie has announced to the local media in Coventry (Wednesday) that he has secured a Player from the Premiership on a season long loan deal
Now I've spoken to someone very high up in the club and the mystery player is believed to be Theo Walcott from Arsenal.
Dowie watched him as a pundit for the BBC when he was in the studio for the FA Cup Tie, Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers and put him high up on his list for new players at Coventry
Players also signing in the next few weeks:
Jobi Mc Anuff
Arran Lee Barrett
If Leicester stay up, Milan mandeRich will make a move 2 bring Blackpool's Simon grayson 2 the city hotseat 4 next season.
Scott Parker has told Roeder he wants a move away from Newastle back to London as he finds ewcastle to be a boring city and the club to be unambitious. If you knew that he said this, you would know that it will not be Parkers choice if he leaves Newcastle. Parker is niether AM or DM thus finding it hard for Roeder to partner him with Butt who has had a good season considering he wazs unwanted by the club at the start of the season or Emre who is quit lazy and goes missing in the midfield. With the introduction of Sidwell and the departure of Emre, hopefully, Roeder will see how his midfield will take shape. GR may add Eidur GudJohnsen to his attacking options as he sees him a creative addition in midfield and a withdrawn CF. This may prove a less expensive option than Ryan Babel though Babel does have the qualities that Luque was supposed to have, left side and CF. This would may indeed spell N'Zogbia's departure for Arsenal.
GR may also adopt the Bolton 4-5-1 / 4-3-3 formation when all of their attacking option are open.
Leicester will sign Robbie Fowler, Luke Varney and Ixale McLeod to save there goal scoring problems prois yearviding they stay up th
After attempting to lure Premiership and championship clubs into paying a pre-contract fee for Billy Jones, it has emerged that Dario Gradi will be letting him go on a free, as he is out of contract on the last day of June, and now the club that has nurtured his talent will not receive a fee for him.
- The Kopite Railwayman -
Hibs to sing back Derek Riordan and also kerr from Motherwell and brellier from Hearts
Liverpool will sign Alves, Simao, owen, Tevez, bale
Harry Kewell to join Celtic in the summer
BERGKAMPWORLD Franck Ribery, Craig Gordon&Jonathan Woodgate will be Arsenal's new signings in the summer!Flamini, Aliadiere, Muamba, Gilbert, Reyes, Ljunberg and Senderos will all be leaving the club.
Expect a number of youngsters to arrive as well, these will be John Bostock (Crystal Palace), Gilles Sunu (chateauroux) and Morgan Schneiderlin (rc strasbourg) .
A surprise signing though maybe Charles N'zogbia (nufc) . Returning to the club will be Carlos Vela and Nicklas Bendtner.
Rafa Benitez wants to finally sign Raul from Real Madrid - and use him as a left winger for Liverpool. Benitez will sell Bellamy but keep Crouch as a 3rd choice striker behind Kuyt and the big buy - either Villa or Eto'o, but don't rule out Huntelaar or Klose or Toni. Voronin will be 4th choice. Raul could play on the left and compete with Harry Kewell for a starting place. Mark Gonzalez will be loaned out to another Premiership side to gain experience, and Fulham are after the speedy winger - if they retain their Premiership status.
Benitez wants 2 players for each position and he may keep Kewell unless Tottenham or Bolton come in with a reasonable offer.
Benitez is searching for good wingers, and he may even opt to sign Robinho as a winger but of course this is a far more pricey move.
GK - REINA, CARSON
RB - FINNAN, ARBELOA
CB - CARRAGHER, PALETTA/ HOBBS
CB - AGGER, BEN HAIM
LB - RIISE, AURELIO
RM - ALVES, PENNANT
CM - GERRARD, SISSOKO
CM - ALONSO, MASCHERANO
LM - RAUL, KEWELL,
ST - KUYT, VORONIN
ST - ETOO, CROUCH
THIS WOULD mean that
Incoming is - Eto'o - £24 million
- Alves - £14 million
- Ben Haim - FREE
- Voronin - FREE
- Raul - FREE
Outgoing is - Zenden, Luis Garcia, Fowler, Dudek, Hyypia, Cisse, Bellamy
Neil Lennon on verge of signing pre contract with Middlesbrough
Liverpool Football Club are on the brink of signing Sevilla duo Diego Capel and Daniel Alves for a combined sum of 25m. Alves has been a long time target and Capel is a young left winger who Benitez rates highly.
The claim that Liverpool will not be signing a striker is clearly daft. Rafa has openly admitted he is keen on Eto'o and Villa, and he needs a 20 goal a season man to progress to the next level. As Crouch is starting to prove he can cut it at the top level it will be Bellamy who makes way. Alves or SWP will be brought in for the right side, and Rafa will hope Gonzalez will come god on the left. Carson will be called back as goal keeping cover, and ex-Liverpool boy Kirkland looks to be leaving Wigan due to poor performances.
In- Diego- Werder bremen
Out- Cannavaro to leave at end of the season
Possible replacements for Copello- Benitez
To the bloke who bets his house that Nedved signs for Pompey, I'll take you up on that, son. Nedved is infact signing for Aston Villa on a free this summer.
Man United will fight it out with Arsenal for the signong of Frank Ribery. Man United will 100% be signing Nani and Hargreaves as well but Brown will be going to Newcastle and Silvestre to Lile.
Huddersfield Town rumours
Frazer Campbell (loan)
Jacky Snipes (American hotshot)
Jon Worthington (to Sheffield United)
Macclesfield. Jordan Hadfield could be followoing Paul Ince if he goes to Leicester at the end of the season.
Fulham are set to sign Danny invincible for a fee of 1.2 million. Laurie Sanchez the new manager is looking to make a signing that will benefit the club and will get the fans on his side. Danny Invincible the Australian is looking to come back to England for a greater challenge. Kilmarnock have said they are listening to offers.
Quaresma, Ribery, Eto'o and Micah Richards to Liverpool
All this rubbish bout Arsene buying "world class" player is a load of
we will bring in a keeper to understudy lehman and a RB
keeper: akinfeev (5.5m)
right back: Alves (swap for Reyes)
Arsene will do his usual erray of bringing youngsters we've never heard of in probs a winger and another keeper (ochoa)
out will be Flamini, Almunia, Muamba and MAYBE Diaby
as he is quite a selfish player
Just a rumour Gallas to leave Arsenal in the summer