Football Rumours Archive March 19 2007
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Babel will complete the transfer that was threatened in the January window. This is to be rumoured around 7 mil+, Arsenal only offering 5mil plus loan player, with possibly Luque involved, an alternative is that Luque will complete the move to PSV. This will be a nominal fee just to get something back and him off the wage bill. Babel will also create much needed pressure on Duff to lift his game as he is also very comfortable playing wide/ withdrawn on the left.
Emre will go to Munich for around 6-7 mil. As long as FS gets his money back then I think this will happen but there is the prospect of players coming the other way with Pizzaro a swap plus cash as well as, hopefully, Martin Demichelis who can play CM and is a very handy CH.
Many of the Premiership clubs will start having a good long look at the Bundesliga with the success of Berbatov and Newcastle taking second best on their wishlist, Alexander Frei, as Klose is top but will go to Juve. Newcastle may also add to their sham-bollocks ranks with the likes of Dominik Reinhardt of Nurenburg. A no nonsense strong CH to replace the exiting Bramble and to challenge Taylor and Woodgate/ Curtis Davies.
Luke Young will be drafted in too.
GR and FS will also find it very hard to resist some of the money to be offered for Martins. With his goals edging nearer to 20 goals inhis first season and who know what by the end, expect double your money offers to be placed on the table. I hope they can refuse and show their vision for the future at SJP.
There will also be a bid for Varney who will be first team CF within two seasons under the close eye of Shearer.
Martin Jol wants to offload Jermain Defoe and keep Keane and Berbatov. He wants to sign Harry Kewell and either Darren Bent or Peter Crouch.
Sidwell and Leighton Baines will be the first new additions at SJP for around 5 mil for both as a move for Bridge looks unlikely and Sidwell arriving on a free, I think?
Also a very suprising package for Tal Ben Haim who will be first choice at Newcastle unlike Chelsea as Chelsea will add another big name to their squad. Newcastle and their crazy wages will make Tal Ben Haim one of the highest paid defenders in the league. Gooch may sign as he settles in though Haim is very comfortable at RB expect some younger faces appearing at RB and LB too. Adios Carr and Baba.
Liverpool FC summer moves:
Yossi Benayoun: 7m
Alves: 16m + options
Torres: 18m or + a player swoop is also optional
Lennon: is a very strong possibility, will be delt near the end of the transfer window.
Villa: 22m + options
Some very good kids coming in. Very exciting.
Outs: you know them all.
No Aimar, No Berbatov or Kaka or Defoe, these are smoke screens.
Fowler out for sure = To retire. What a great player.
To the person that said that Michael Owen will transfer to MAN UTD = not possible and will not happen. Owen will stay put at Newcastle next season. My sources are all clear about that 100%.
Sources : 1 assistant manager at Premiership club.
2 high profile agents.
1 Premiership midfield player.
Do not bother asking for names, that's just stupid.
All true ( you can see my last year's threads, all came out true) More to come.
Yes all players coming from Spain will not come to England. Spanish and Brazilian don't play well in England their style is different not for EPL. EPL is very physical for them. That's my opinion only. Expect Man Utd to sign Nani and Klose. I heard a rumour that scouts are in France and Germany now talking to two youngster. If we win C. L. expect management to sign more stars.
Kenny Miller and David Nugent could both be on their way to Everton in the summer.
Leighton Baines will be moving to either Liverpool or Everton in the summer in the region of around £5 million.
Celtic's Biggest Summer Ever
Elvis-free (has an out Clause for June)
Gravesen-3million (Man Utd, Charlton, or Everton)
Miller-1. 5million (Newcastle)
Mensah-3. 5miilion+Balde (Rennes)
Naismith-1. 5million (Kilmarnock)
O'Connor-1. 5million (Moscow)
Beasley-2million (PSV) JVOH's mate
Celtic 07/ 08
- Naismith- JVOH-
McGeady- Sidwell- Hartley- Naka
-Naylor- O'Dea- Mensah- Wilson-
BENCH-Beasley, O'Connor, Sheridan, Caldwell, Doumbe, Stevenson,
I don't know how many Times Rafa has to say he doesn't want Jermain Defoe before people will understand he will never be a Red.
Berbatov will not leave Tottenham this year but may happen after next season depending on Spurs progress by then. Bent will be a certaren'ty to come in n Mido will go to Man city/ Bolton. Defoe may be kept but is likely he will leave as well for around 11million. Wes Brown will come in for around 2million for the continually injured Ledley King who the Tottenham staff still remain doubtful will return (retirement talk has been heard) . Bridge may come in as Spurs are weak on the elft side, but it may even be a suprise bid for Lucas Neill The likelyhood is that Jol will not buy a left winger again as he feels Malbranque and Lennon switching wings works well, if he does decide to buy someone it will most likley be Richardson from Man Utd or Gonzalez (Loan) from Liverpool.
Possible Team Next Season:
Chimbonda Dawson King Neill
Lennon Zokora Malbranque Richardson/
Rafa is still looking at available keepers and would do well to look at out of work Teamu Hildebrande from Stuttgart whose contract is up at the end of the season. Stuttgart has already hired a new keeper (from Nurmberg) to start. Though Arsenal may be interested in keeping the net in German hands as Lehman will be leaving at seasons end.
For a start to the person who said Chelsea will sign Alex from PSV for
£9m this won't happen as they already own him so it will be for free hes
just on loan at PSV.
Now lets get onto real rumours. Liverpool rumours.
Liverpool will sign S. Eto'o from Barca for £5m + X. Alonso. Alonso says that he loves Barca i'll be sad to see him leave as he's been one of our main players in the last 2 seasons but we've now got Mascherano or Sissoko to replace him. we will also sign Joe Cole From Chelsea for £5m. S. Carson to come back and challenge for number 1 shirt. We'll try to sign Alves
from Seville for £15m that's as high as we'll go. R. Ayala on a free from Valencia as cover for D. Agger and J. Carragher we'll also get A. Ferdinand for £5-7m. D. Ashton form West Ham for £10+A Le Tallec ONLY if West Han go down. we'll also try to make a cheeky move for D. Berbatov For £10m + S. Hyypia and H. Kewell Spurs need extra CB cover and a LW to solve the problem they have. if we don't get D. Berbatov we'll sign C. Teves on loan for a season then try to sign D. Berbatov again in 2008. We will also try and sign one of the following for the right midfield position:
R. Van Der Vaart, A. Lennon or Y. Benayoun if both of them fail R. Benitez is a fan of him and tryed to sign him last summer and in January.
I would love us to sign R. Quaresma but Chelsea will price us out of that deal same with D. Villa but I'm pleased with that as he's not worth £30m.
Liverpool WILL sign:
S. Carson - return from loan.
R. Ayala from Valencia free.
A. Ferdinand from West Ham £5-7m.
Joe Cole from Chelsea £5m.
S. Eto'o from Barca £5m + X. Alonso (SADLY) .
Liverpool MIGHT sign:
D. Alves From Seville £15m.
D. Ashton from West Ham £10m + A. Le Tallec only if they go down.
D. Berbatov from Spurs £10 + S. Hyypia and H. Kewell.
C. Teves from West Ham loan if we don't get D. Berbatov.
Then one from the following:
R. Van Der Vaart fom Hamburg £10-15m.
A. Lennon from Spurs £10-20m + P. Crouch.
Y. Benayoun from West Ham £5m.
Liverpool WILL sell:
Robbie 'GOD' Fowler to MSL team.
X. Alonso to Barca part of S. Eto'o deal.
C. Bellamy to Aston Villa £5-8m M. O'Neill like him for some reason.
B. Zenden to anyone who'll take him.
J. Dudek to Feyenoord free.
F. Sinama-Pongolle to a Spanish team £3-6m.
D. Cisse to Marseille £8-10m I hope not as he's world class look at last
season 19 goals in all comps and we send him out on loan and sign
C. Bellany what a joke.
Liverpool MIGHT sell:
S. Hyypia to Spurs part of D. Berbatov deal or one of the new promoted
teams for £2-4m.
H. Kewell to Spurs part of D. Berbatov deal or to Spurs for £5m.
P. Crouch to Newcastle for £10m or Spurs as part of D. Berbatov deal if
we sign D. Ashton. I hope he don't go he's the only good striker we've
got at moment.
J. Pennant to Birmingham for £5m if their promoted.
A. Le Tallec to West Ham part of D. Ashton Deal.
Oh by the way we will sign another central midfielder but I don't
know who yet i'll update you when I find out.
We'll also sign LOTS of youth players.
Liverpool team for 2007/ 2008 season:
GK: P. Reina - S. Carson
RB: D. Alves?/ S. Finnan - A. Arbeloa
CB: J. Carraghes - A. Ferdinand - G. Paletta
CB: D. Agger - R. Ayala
LB: J. A. Riise - F. Aurelio
RM: R. Van Der Vaart?/ A. Lennon?/ Y. Benayoun? - S. Luis Garcia - P. Anderson
Cm: S. Gerrard - M. Sissoko
CM: J. Mascherano - ? - J. Hobbs
Lm: Joe Cole - M. Gonzalez
St: S. Eto'o - D. Ashton?/ P. Crouch
St: D. Berbatov?/ C. Teves? - D. Kuyt - A. Voronin
Liverpool and Arsenal will have the best teams in the Premiership in 5 years
Time. They are the only teams buying for the future.
Thats all thanks. R/ B. G. B.
Rangers Transfer Movements in the Summer
Walter Smith has said there won't be 'wholesale' changes and that "only a few will be coming and going. "
So id expect:
Prso; Retire, maybe
Langfield; £200k - Probable or Derek Stillie
Webster; £750k - Very Likely
Broadfoot; Free - Done
Alexander; £350k - Very Likely
Gow; Free - Done
McCulloch; £1. 5m - Definate
McDonald; £500k - Definate
Rangers Squad 200/ 2008
McGregor, Langfield, Robinson
Alexander, Hutton, Ehiogu, Weir, McMillan, Webster, Broadfoot, Murray, Papac, Smith
Burke, Gow, Ferguson, Hemdani, Thomson, Adam, Lennon, Furman, McCulloch (Murray)
Boyd, McDonald, Novo, (Gow and McCulloch)
Manutd big transfer rumours.
smith to Everton or Newcastle
Ronaldo going nowhere
eto'o in for 25mil
nani in for 8mil
brown to Bolton (5 mil)
Ronaldo 2 extend contract 4 130,000 per week
Richardson to Reading/ Man City
ben Foster loan to Watford if not relegated
Torres in for 45 mil
Robbie Fowler is Roy Keane's number 1 transfer target for Sunderland whether they are in the Championship or Premiership next season. Keane wants to offer the Liverpool striker a 2 year contract at the stadium of light whilst 2 MLS clubs are interested.
Man Utd Rumours:
Expect new strike force for United next season, No Torres. Expect Berbertov (spelling) and Benny McCarthy to join Wayne Rooney and Alan Smith, also with Kerlon coming in, yes Kerlon, then going on a long loan if he cannot gain a work permit. They may not join at the same Time, maybe January but expect them to come in the future after impressing.
also expect Nani and Hargreeves to join in the summer, and Bale coming in and going back on loan to Southampton.
this is 100% true
Cardiff are set to sign Warren Feeney on a free transfer from struggling Luton Town in the summer. Meanwhile ex-Luton player and manager is set to be announced as manager someTime next week - if he agrees to leave his job as assistant manager at Colchester.
Despite signing a new contract at Chelsea, Wayne Bridge will join either Tottenham or Newcastle in the summer on a years loan deal or a £6 million transfer.
Zenden - PSV
Bellamy - Aston Villa
Crouch - Tottenham or Portsmouth
Fowler - Retirement
Hyypia - Retirement
Le Tallec - Any one who will take him
Djibril Cisse - Marseille
Carlos Tevez (Replacement for Bellamy)
Benitez has his finger on the pulse for Spanish youth and will look at the following promising youngsters;
Emilio Nsue (Mallorca)
Aaron Niguez (Valencia)
Juan Manuel Mata (Real Madrid)
Alberto Bueno (Real Madrid)
Giovanni Dos Santos (Barcelona)
Diego Capel (Sevilla)
Iriome Gonzalez (Tenerife)
Curtis Davies is Tottenham bound in the summer with Martin Jol preparing a deal worth £8 million involving Anthony Gardener moving to West Brom. Jol will play Davies and Dawson in central defense with King rather injury prone.