Football Rumours Archive June 19 2006
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Crewe are the latest team tracking Stoke England U21 midfielder Karl Henry- Stoke have already knocked back approaches from QPR and Yeovil-Henry has been pretty much out of favour at the Britannia in recent months and new coach Tony Pulis may wish to unload him. Dario Gradi attempted to take him to gresty Rd previously
James Milner wont be leaving NUFC this summer. Roeder has convinced him to stay by letting milner know he will play plenty of games as Solano is getting older and will need resting, dyer is always injured as is emre so nzogbia will play more as an attacking cmf alonside parker with milner on the left or right wing. the only chance of him leaving is if nufc get a big offer 6m+ or can get SWP on loan (which may mean they infact only loan out milner again).
Roeders top targets are Kuyt, Bent, Ashton, SWP, Davies, Malbranque, Gabbidon.
kerrea gilbert of arsenal to join on season long loan within the week, also, jason koumas will sign for a undisclosed fee in the next week. 6 players will get the chop at ninian park of the summer as the reshuffle continues. including gilbert and koumas 8 players will be coming in. brooker at bristol city is being touted along with izale mcleoud of mk dons. there is also a good chance colin cameron will turn his back on coverntry to rejoin dave jones at cardiff.
To further my info about Bakari Kone. It appears as if Nice won't let an instrumental player, such as himself, go. Not for a reasonable fee, at least. However, after watching the Netherlands v. Ivory Coast game, it seems as if Romaric caught the eye of Mr. Comolli, and he will speak to Martin Jol and Daniel Levy, to decide the merits of a future transfer. It appears to be somewhat fortuituos that Nice have rebuffed any interest from Spurs, for Kone. Because Romaric would be able to come in as better squad player, who can cover more positions. i.e. attacking player, who can play anywhere across the midfield, aswell as striker. Should a bid be made, Le Mans wouldn't be in a strong enough position, to stop an eventual deal going through.
liverpool:- bellamy 6mil
signings aurelio - free
dario srna - 5mil
anton ferdinand - 4.5mil
Liverpool have all but completed there deals for the summer
CF Kuyt (10m)
CF Bellemy (6m Cash plus Flo )
RM Pennant (4m)
RB Alves (8m)
CB Palleta (2m deal done in Jan )
LB Aurelio (Free)
LM Gonzales (Loan Return )
Deals for CM and GK still to be tied up these will then ensure that players get the required rest this season he has only spent 28m so far and he will have recouped almost all of that when the sales are complete so expect some suprises still
finnan carragher hypia aurelio
srna gerrard alonso gonzalez
Cisse is going to Marseilles (even though he's hurt - read the papers) + 6M for Ribery. If Cisse can't play in november an additional payment will be made then to Marseilles. Looks like I was wrong about Bellamy as the deal seems very close at another 6M. Those 2 deals are half the LFC transfer budget. Expect the Alves move to hinge on the Cisse-Ribery trade going though. If it does, then the LFC bid will not be raised and a game of chicken between the clubs will ensue. If the tradde doesn't go through then additional funds may be sent for DA. Look for Saviola, Aimar, Giuly or another unknown attacker and a young DMF if Hamman leaves for Bolton. DON'T GO DIDI!
Johan Voggell of AC Milan to sign for Celtic £2.5 million
Crystal Palace are to sign freedy Easterwood for 1.5m palace will also sign boz myill fom hull 2m
Carlos Edwards is set to join Claude Davis at Sheffield United. He will cost around £1.7m. (could have had him on a free from Wrexham but Warnock didn't think he was good enough). He could also join in an exchange deal with Paul Ifill. J.K. Believe the truth.
LFC guy, is my transfer news in the media now? Maybe it's because I'M a good source, trust me I don't read all the transfer gossip in the papers and then write it in here mate, seriously. Anyway media rumours or not (mine aren't rubbish rumours) isn't this supposed to be a site for RUMOURS or confirmed news? I have my sources, and they are not from the media(papers). I have some more NEWS. Jermaine Jenas is considering handing in a transfer request at Tottenham. Sorry Spurs' fans. Rafael Benitez could sign Craig Bellamy right now if he wanted. The only stumbling block is Bellamy's temper, Benitez needs to know if thta's all behind him now, he knows he's a good player, he knows he's getting a great player on the cheap(6 million clause in his contract), if he decides to sign him, which is likely, it will happen before the end of June because that's when the clause runs out, Mark Hughes has obviously tried to persuade him to stay, but Liverpool are simply a better club in all areas than Blackburn, and have a much better chance of famous silverware in the coming year. Mr Realism
drogba+gallas to milan for 30m,abd duff and swp to hotspur and newcastle
man utd+++ hot of the press!!
it appears that the glaziers have finally lost patience with saf because he keeps fallin out with everyone and now rooney is not impressed with his antics. so dont expect them to give him hardly any money, but save this for the new man in january. so for now to fill the gap of rvn leaving(money in the bank good for galziers)we will see mark viduka(proven goal scorer in prem)come in and also thomas graveson for the midfield. cheap fiz until january transfer window!!
you heard it here first...
If Juventus are relegated or thrown out of Europe or another fate that would make players want to leave then Arsenal have first dibs on all players. This is because Juventus still owe money from the PV4 transfer and may pay it back by letting their star players leave for the Arsenal.
Buffon is very unhappy at Juventus, so expect him to move away.
There is no point speculating about Uniteds transfers as they have already been done. All the deals were done pre-World Cup as that way if the players had a great tournament the price wont go up for us!
Linekar let slip on the BBC that United 'will be happy to have agreed a fee for Torres' - so expect the young Spaniard to link up with Rooney, Saha and Rossi (possibly Ruud, we shall see). Also a deal has been done bringing at least two of the Argentina midfield of Cambiasso, Mascherano and Riquelme. There is one player United have bid for because of his great World Cup - Sully Muntari! We nearly signed him a few years a go but failed due to a work permit problem. This guy is class and will in a few years form a partnership with Mascherano and Dave Jones which will be unstoppable...
United team next season:
VAN DER SAR
NEVILLE FERDINAND VIDIC HEINZE
RONALDO MASCHERANO RIQUELME PARK
subs: FOSTER, BROWN, CAMBIASSO, D JONES, MUNTARI, ROSSI, SAHA,
THE RETURN OF THE MIGHTY REDS!
I know Chris Suttons dad and he has told me that Chris will be comming back to Norwich and play out his carear...Also you can expect a 1 million bid for Freedy Eastwood who I think could be the next Dean Ashton!
Realistic Liverpool squad next season:
GK - Jose Reina, Scott Carson, David Martin
RB - Steve Finnan, Jan Kromkamp, (Daniel Alves)
CB - Jamie Carragher, Sami Hyypia, Daniel Agger,
LB - John Arne Riise, Fabio Aurelio
RM - Daniel Alves<10m>, Mauro Cameronesi <£5m>
CM - Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso, Momo Sissoko
LM - Harry Kewell, Mark Gonzalez
ST - Peter Crouch, Craig Bellamy <£6m>,
Robbie Fowler, Dirk Kuyt<£9m>,
Sanz Luis Garcia
this is the man who told you 3 months ago Podolski would sign for Bayern Munchen so listen up.
Owen Hargreaves is set to leave Munchen as he wishes to cement a place in mclaren's england set up, expect bids from middlesborough and Pompey. Wesley Sjneider looks set to leave Ajax, most likely destination is the Bernabau. Man UTD will sign Carrick, but only if they back down over Park Ji Sung who Ferguson and Rooney believe to be the "unsung hero" of Man yoo.Tim Cahill will sign after the world cup. Expect Emerson to Madrid along with manager Capello, this will see Ronaldo and Beckham forced out of the club with the possibility of other big names such as Raul leaving. Ronaldo will not sign for Rangers, although he has said he was tempted by the deep fried mars bars. Beckham to Arsenal but expect an audacious bid from Pompey.
the latest rumour down at the South Coast is that Portsmouth are attempting to persuade former Brazilian international Rivaldo to join them on a two-year contract from Olympiakos the only stumbling block might be the former brazilian internationals wage demands.
E.F.C NEWS INS
HOWARD - LOAN
LESCOTT - DONE
JOHNSON - DONE
MALBRANQUE - 5.5 MILLION
EMERTON - 1 MILLION SWAP WITH KILBANE
NAYSMITH - CELTIC - 1.5 MILLION
MCFADDEN - CELTIC - 2.5 MILLION
WEIR - WEST BROM - FREE MATES WITH WATSON AND KEVIN CAMPBELL
KILBANE SWAP WITH EMERTON
WRIGHT - SAINTS - 1.5 MILLION
THE MONEY OF THEM PLAYERS WILL MAKE FUNDS TO SIGN STEED MALBRANQUE OF FULHAM
Luton Town are monitoring the progress of Gillingham's Brent Sancho, currently starring at the World Cup for Trinidad & Tobago. His international team mate, Carlos Edwards, currently plays for the Hatters, and has 2 years left on his contract.
I herd dat Brett Emerton will join Everton from Blackburn Rovers in a few weeks time. This will provide cover at right back and right midfield. Also Anderson De Silva to be at Everton nxt season and a couple more signings to add to the 1's he's got
Andy Johnson - 8.6mil
Tim Howard - Loan
Joleon Lescott - 2mil (rest over a period of time)
Brett Emerton - 3mil
Steed Malbrangue or Luis Boa Morte - 4 mil
Francis Jeffers - Free
Anderson De Silva - Loan Return
Gary Naysmith - Celtic or Watford - 3mil
Lee Carsley - Bolton - 1.5 mil
Richard Wright - Reading - 3mil
David Weir - Leeds - Free
Andy Van Der Meyde will not be sold and neither will Cahill!
Norwich team for next season
Ryan Taylor Gary Doherty Jason Shackell Adam drury
Carlos Edwards Youssef Safri Dicks Etuhu Huckerby
Robert Earnshaw Rob Hulse
Manager- Martin Hunter
OK folks,here is some reliable information from within the club.i wont reveal my contacts but this news is true, i revealed rooney,ronaldo and ferdinand transfers first.
Ive heard vicious rumours that 4 of SAF'S main targets have all refused our advances, diarra,riquelme,ribery and torres. The only willing transfer is that of carrick,but SAF is not gonna be held to ransom. The player himself would relish a move.Torres may still be on, but chelsea are also in the race, this is definete as kenyon has been touting crespo in part exchange.
SAF wants3 signings, 2 mids and attacker. i know very little about ruud and where destiny will take him as there is a silence at OT about this.
we have received offers for players. cletic aston villa and newcastle have enquired about john o shea, but SAF will not part with him. wes brown and darren fletcher are both unavailable after newcastle and rangers both made approaches. spurs have asked for richardson and park plus 8mill for carrick.again no go. There have been no offers for silvestre or ruud as yet.
back to drawing board then. carrick is most likely to sign, but expect an enforcer to join him.petit and makoun have been scouted on numerous occasions recently. Rumours around club are that mascherano wants to play in spain. as soon as i know i will be in touch.
West Ham to follow up Spector and Bowyer Signings with:
Karadeniz (lma 2003 worth 20mil. lol) Loan - View to permanent. Hes considered the Turkish Beckham.
Also most likely a striker to but unknown who yet.
Always Reliable Magic Matty
Carlton and Everton look set to launch bids for David Healy at leeds. Healy wants a move to the Prem and Leeds won't stand in his way expect bid around 3 Mil. Eddie Lewis also looks set to follow with interest from Prem and SPL teams. Lewis wants to move to London and play with good pal B.McBride. P.Agent.
Norwich city have nearly reached an agreement with Shef United for Darren Huckerby. Fee said to be near to 2 mil. S.Spufter.
Martin Allen is set to be named the new manager of MK Dons, as he agreed terms with them on Saturday!!!!
Come on you DONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gers fans need not worry as the big name signings are on their way. Deals for these players are at an advanced stage and most of them should be completed before the end of the month. Only 5 more will be signed, possibly 6 with more still to be released/sold. They are as follows:-
Ludovic Giuly (Barcelona) £4m
Jean-Alain Boumsong (Newcastle) £3m
Jeremy Clement (Lyon) £1.2m
Johan Elmander (Brondby) £2.4m
Scott Brown (Hibs) £1.8m
The rumours circulating about Ronaldo joining Gers are correct but seems increasingly unlikely by the day due to the player's poor current mental and physical state. He was identified as the 'major' signing with a fee of around £4.5m agreed with Real and wages in the region of £50,000 per week which would be easily counter-balanced by the shirt sales and other publicity it would cause. But the feeling now is that PLG feels it would be too much of a risk and will turn his attention elsewhere and possibly Werder Bremen's Ivan Klasnic or Mateja Kezman of Atletico Madrid.
The whufc cheque book is being dusted off at the end of this week, Luke Young has agreed personal terms on a 4 year deal, the fee is expected to be £3.2 million. Alan Pardew is also trying to temp SWP on a season long loan, if he is unsuccessful then a bosman for Ze Roberto will happen. Finally saviola is being courted, if he is interested a fee of £3m should be enough to sign him.
Juventus are set to be fined £15 million for there part in the curruption scandal, expect several top names heading to the premiership to bankroll the fine.
chelsea will complete signinig of tevez for 24m,mascheranofor 8m ,gago for 5m ,a.colefor 15m ,collocinnifor 4m and will sell drogba&gallas for 30 m to ac milan and duff to hotspur for 10m ,and swp to newcastle for 14m
arsenal will sign saviola,davies,mexes,ribery by end of next week,
manu will buy torres,riquelme,carrickand will sell saha
Manchester Utd Team 06/07:
Jermaine Jenas is very unsettled at spurs, (due to Zokora joining) it is a very real possibility that he will move to another london club. Arsenal would be the favourites but wenger is likley to go for a world class midfielder. A move th West Ham is not to be laughed at, Jol will take the hammers cheque.
Glen Johnson is being touted all around europe to get rid of him from chelsea wage bill. He is refusing to take a pay cut and most managers are wary of his poor attitude. Pomtsmouth are getting sucked in because they are getting desperate for any big name players
Franny Jeffers is definately coming to goodison next season. He was in a pub in Liverpool city center boasting about it last night (sat) said the deal is done and dusted and he's already got his fett under the table. Expect everton to try to keep hold of cahill and mcfadden. whilst getting rid of excess baggage; wier, naysmith, carsley, wright. To try and raise a few mil in order to buy a few world cup players (moyes is out there looking now) If cahill is set on a 9mil move to man u then everton will look to splash that money on barton and malbranque.
i live in spain and fernando torres is NOT going to liverpool, chelsea or arsenal because he said he loves old trafford and manchester and carrick will not join man u but petit will:
Torres = £25mil
petit = £5-8mil
riquelme = ? - just speculation
diarra = NO
carrick = NO
nolan = ?
and solskjaer has got a young norway player coming to man u
don't expect torres deal to be done till about august.
Mascherano will go to Chelsea if he is to go anywhere. Abramovich has a massive role in Corinthians and gave them money to buy Tevez. He would not let Mascherano go to any of his euro rivals, especially those in the premiership. Also Antonio Cassano looks to be heading to Inter. And like I said more than a week ago D'Alessandro has signed for Zaragoza. I remember being called stupid by a porthsmouth fan for this who told me to read an old aricle on porthsmouths website. Dry your eyes son.
Chelsea to buy Brazilian wonderkid Kerlon and then loan him out to Rangers for a season.
Man City are this week going to confirm the signings of simon yeo for 200 k , dean bowditch for 750 k and james hayter for 100 k .
it's true..... Ronaldo will be joining rangers after the world cup. Dave Whelan (jjb boos) will be financeing the deal the fee wont be 2 big but wages will be. PLG is also after Saviola and zidane is in talks about a possible coaching role with a view 2 playing the odd game. sol campbell is another possible target along with gael givet.
Liverpool to sign Bellamy by the end of next week for around £6mill, also Liverpool are going to sign David Villa from Valencia for £15mill. That will be the majority of Liverpool's spending done, Benitez recognises that he needs strikers more than anything else and he'll then spend wisely Aurelio ona free with Pennant and Zapater joining for 3.5 and 2.5mill respectively, with Alves also joining for 8.2mill after sevilla dropped their asking price to allow the Brazilians dream move to go ahead!
I was at a recent function at watford football club and I was told by a high ranking club officer that we will have an agreement to sign Carlos Edwards from Luton Town after the world cup.
derek mccinnes to sign for millwall in the coming days from dundee utd FACT-CRAFTY
Rafa Benitez buys David Villa after breakdown of talks with kuyts agent he is going to Newcastle
Rangers will sign Lee Mculloch from wigan
hearts have signed ezequiel lavezzi from argentinian club san lorenzo. The 21 year old Italian will be a huge star in scotland, but this news is yet to hit the media. Hearts get one up on the old firm!!!
plymouth Argyle; mike newell to become new manager with plymouth summer signings being dexter blackstock (southampton), c.edwards (luton), DaMarcus Beasley (usa Team) and geovanny Espinoza (ecuador team)
WEST HAM R GOING TO SIGN A BRAZILIAN WHO DOESNT PLAY FOR BRAZIL BUT IS PLAYING IN THE WORLD CUP.
HE CAN PLAY ON BOTH WINGS AND RECENTLY SUFFERED WITH A ANKLE INJURY.
DO YOU KNOW WHO IT IS?
Sheffield wednesday will wrap up the signing of akos buzsacky from plymouth on monday morning
Alex Ferguson was present at the Argentina SnM game the other day, specifically to look at Javir Mascherano and Riquelme. Both impressed on the night, but when asked who impressed him the most in the game, Sir Alex replied 'Gabby', certain amount of bias. Looks like Sir Alex is keeping his transfers as close to him self as possible.
Sir Alex has decided on his formation next season. HE is more than content with his defence, although he is looking out for a right back, with Rafinha being the most likely option, and Rincon currently on loan at Sporting Lisbon, the likely buys. Although a cheeky bid for Zambrotta of Juventus could be possible. Mascherano or Gattuso are the option for the defensive spot, whilst Ribery is an option out wide. Depending on whether SAF goes for Riquelme or another centre midflider is still up in the air. Carrick will come in if a Riquleme bid fails.
Also expect a GK coming in to push VDS.
Zambrotta Ferdinand Vidic Heinze
Kieren Richardson 2 million
Joey Barton 3.5 million
Abdoulaye Meite 750k
Saviola 5 million
Outs: Kevin Nolan ( Liverpool have bid 7.5 million ) although bolton want at least 10million + as they believe he is worth at least as much as Carrick especially as he scored 12 more goals than Carrick.
Jaaskelainen - Portsmouth 2.5 million
Jared Borgetti - Udinese 800k
Henrik Pedersen - 250k Wigan
Ins: Anelka - season long loan
Outs : Tel Ben Haim - 2.5 Mill Roma
Celtic will complete the £150,000 capture of Derek Riordan as well as Dutch defender Evander Sno from Feyenoord for £250,000 in the coming weeks.
A loan deal for Jiri Jarosik of Chelsea almost looks certain as a replacement for Roy Keane whilst Thomas Gravesen may yet move to Parkhead if Neil Lennon rejects a new one-year deal.
Adam Virgo could be on his way to the Premiership or the Championship on loan as could goalkeeper David Marshall. Mo Camara will also be on his way as soon as a replacement left back is signed. Michael Kadlec, Gary Naysmith and Ian Harte are all possibilities.
Newcastle could yet hijack West Brom's move for John Hartson.
Neil Murray - freelance journalist
CELTIC NEWS: signings.
Evander Sno (Feyenoord)
Ian Harte (Levante)
Jiri Jarosik (Chelsea)
Carlton Cole (Chelsea)
Hidetoshi Nakata (Bolton/loan)
Kuyt (around 10mil)
Carr Woody Taylor/Upson Bridge
Solano/Dyer Paker Emre N'zogbia/Marlbranqe
stoke are gonna sign paul gallagher of blackburn for a fee of around £600,000 and Izale Mcleod for £1million they are goin to sign tony capaldi and a new left back as capaldi dunt like playin there the new left back is likely to be Nicky Shorey as he wont make it in the premiership
Bolton and Middlesbrough are chasing Sochaux's Souleymane Diawara.
Manchester United are ready to bid for Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano.
Blackburn Rovers are on the trail of Celtic's Stilian Petrov.
Manchester City are ready to bid for former Tottenham striker Helder Postiga.
Arsenal are set to put together a bid for Tottenham midfielder Michael Carrick.
Portsmouth are after West Brom's Zoltan Gera, while Fulham are bidding for Pompey's Matt Taylor.
Bayern Munich are aiming to sign Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg.
Celtic have opened talks with Middlesbrough striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
I use this site as an excellent source for all the latest football news. However, I do occasionally peek at the rumours forum for a quick giggle at some of the ridiculous transfer claims!
To all the Newcastle fans, although your team once (long ago)provided an entertaining attacking game, (never winning anything along the way), some of you claim that the likes of Riquelme, Kuyt, etc, are willing to join you! Why!?! Do you think playing in the Uefa/Inter Toto cup season after season holds that certain appeal? I can truly believe these players being linked with the likes of Liverpool, Man U and Arsenal, but believe you are living in a dreamworld, and are better off linking Newcastle with players such as Emile Heskey, Mark Viduka and James Milner (loanee return)!
It's not all about money, sometimes a club needs PEDIGREE and a REAL chance of winning big titles to attract big players, not a brain-numbing, 'we-will-win-something-next-season' spate of optimism. Hey, I know this forum's a bit of fun...but come on, at least grace this page with some truths.
Liverpool are being heavily linked with a move for both (or either) 'Le Che' idol David Villa and (a long over due) permanent deal for Argentinian hitman Javier Saviola, providing funding can be put in place.
Arsenal will sign yaya toure for 7m, manu to sign ribery for 8m, and liverpool will sign pennant (3m),and bellamy (6.5m). nh
Rangers signings for 06/07 ................................................................................................ Letzi-svensson-sionko-clement-ronaldo-fletcher-kieran richardson
All the people who are saying Newcastle have less than £10m are wrong we have up to £30m so heres what the next season starting side will look like!
Carr Woodgate(£6m) S.Taylor L.Niell(£5m)
Solano Parker Emre Malbranque(£4m)
i heard that liverpool have agreed a deal with Benfica for Simao Sambrosa. Liverpool will pay £8.5 million and jerzy dudek for him.
MAN UTD WILL FACE STIFF COMPETION TO SIGN TIM CAHILL WITH INTER MILAN AND VALENCIA LOOKING AT THE FREE SCORING MIDFIELDER BUT ITS NOT ALL BAD NEWS FOR EVERTON IF CAHILL DOES MOVE ON AFTER THE WC I HEARD FROM A BOLTON FAN WHO KNOWS THE CLUB INS AND OUTS THAT EVERTON WILL SIGN KEVIN NOLAN FOR 5MILLION PLUS SIMON DAVIES IF CAHILL MOVES ON.
Korean midfielder Hwan Ahn will clinch a two year deal with Watford after the World Cup.
Man Utd to sign - Ribery 10m+, Carrick/cambiasso 15m, Dzemaili 2m, Kerlon 5m, torres possible 20m. total spending 52m. sales silvestre-6m, saha/nistelrooy- 10m/18m, + fringe players 3m.