Football Rumours Archive March 19 2008
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So according to someone on here Arsenal are signing Eto'o, Benzema, Richards, and Menez, which would be an outlay of around £100 million. When was the last time Wenger spent that much in one seson, since taking over his net spend a season on average has been around £5–6 million, so it's another made up rumour from a gooner in dream land. And why would he want to sign two top draw forwards after Adebeyour excelling this season. If Eto'o does leave then he is only going to go to two teams in the Summer –Chelsea or Milan, both will be on the Hunt for a top class forward, due to Drogba leaving and Milan having a over the hill Pipo and Gilardino struggling to find his feet at the San Siro.
David Villa will be chased by the two clubs, along with Tottenham and Liverpool, but lets be honest, Tottenham have not got a chance. They are a team with UeFa Cup football next season, a great manager, but still a million miles away from breaking into the top 4.
Manchester City will make big improvements next season, they have achieved a lot this season with the amounts of players coming and going in the Summer, and with the Thai chairman giving Sven a huge kitty to spend in the Summer, the blue half of he City will be singing again.
the Hammers will have a lot of players coming and going, especially with Nani coming in to help with scouting and negotiations, Magnesson has finally realised Curbishley may be a decent coach but does not know the transfer market half aswell as Sven, Wenger, Benitez or even Redknapp. It's a lot different when the pressure is on at a place like Upton Park (not at Valley Parade anymore) and finding the right players to compete with the big boys at the top on a bigger budget. I believe he is out of his depth, and will be unable to meet his chairmans expectations.
One rumour which is true is that there will be a tug of war for the croat startlet Rakitic from Schalke between Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Real, Juve and FC Barcelona. Modric is Chelsea bound. Amauri will be chased by Milan, Chelsea and Real too. All three will want at least one top class front man.
Thanks for Reading, Rob–'W. N. W's'
Ill just say a couple of things Scott Mcdonald will not leave Celtic he is a die hard Celtic fan his blood is green and white so stop all the nonsence he is going to England.
Celtic will sign–
Harry Kewell– (Liverpool)
Steven Fletcher– (Hibernian)
clarence Seedorf– (Milan)
lilian thuram– (FC Barcelona)
Aiden McGeady– (Newcastle)
Scott brown– (Tottenham)
mark Wilson– (Ipswich)
mo Donati– (who cares)
evander sno– (who cares)
Chris killen– (Hearts)
Everton will do a triple–threat raid on Celtic, looking to buy Scott Brown, Aiden McGeady and Scott McDonald close friend of Tim Cahill.
Everton are also looking to bolster their midfield by swooping for Kim kallstrom and Michael bradley.
manuel fernands will not be offered a deal but Steven pienaar will.
Everton are looking at a number of right backs too
David Villa will be leaving Valencia in the Summer but will not be joining Tottenham as some of their dillusional fans have stated. He will sign for Liverpool for £12 million. If this deal falls through for any reason, Rafa will attempt ot lure Thierry Henry back to the P. L in either a sraight swap with Xabi Alonso or £12 million. David Silva, also of Valencia is another possibility although Rafa may be put off by his price tag. Rafinha, Lahm ot Heinze will be brought in, along with either Quaresma or Van Der Vaart. More transfers to come.
LFC will sign theese players in the Summer:
David Silva–20 million
Sergio Aguero–18 million
Phillip Lahm–10 million
Samir Nasri–12 million
They might sign theese players:
Ashely Young–11 million
David Bentley–8 million
David Villa–25 million
Ezqiuel Garary–9 million
Wayne Bridge–7 million
Young full back ben Tyler from Port Kembla FC in Australia will join Tranmere Rovers in the transfer period for 5000.
this will see Milwall Goal Keeper Blagojce Jovcevski to Cork City.
Looks like Jenas may be on the move this Summer – just seen his house been put up for sale – fact.
David Villa's availibility will alert Rafa Benitez who is now keen to offer £22 million for the Spanish forward from Valencia as well as £18 million for Argentine, Sergio Aguero from Athletico Madrid. Benitez will also snap up David Bentley for £9.5 million. Benitez will total his spending to around £60 million by adding either Gabriel Heinze or Wayne Bridge for around £4.5 million.
Benitez will look to build his side with a Villa/Torres partnership with Sergio Aguero playing just behind them.
Rafa will be given another season in charge at Anfield when DIC get gilletts shares, Hicks will give Rafa money and DIC will double what hicks gives, with this money he will sign Joe and Ashley Cole to play down the left, Lennon for the right, micah Richards and Johnson from City and a surprise forward Jermaine Defoe. He will also look at some BIG European signings too. out will be going Riise (sad to see him go), hyypia, Voronin, Kuyt, possibly Pennant,. Crouch and Carson will stay, as both want to stay fight for their places.
LFC for Premier League next year
The rumours are coming thick and fast but here are a few that have not hit the radar just yet
1) Buffon to Man United as Ferguson clears out VDS and Kusiak
2) Arsenal will go for David Villa of Valencia
3) Chelsea want Kaka AT ANY COST
4) Liverpool will go for the position of No. 10 the player they want is is Kun Aguero but they also want Sergio Ramos so it all depends on finance
5) Everton want Riquelme they have been working on him all this season
6) Portsmouth want Nicky Butt and Wes Brown
7) Tottenham want Jesus Navas as a replacement for outgoing Aaron Lennon
THATS IT but will GIVE MORE AS I GET IT
Dave Nugent to join Leicester City on loan with a view to a permanent deal to play alongside Steve Howard.
Plymouth are interested in Matty Fryatt for 750,000.
Iain Hume is attracting interest from Sheff United.
Elvis Hammond to Luton Town at the end of the season.
Jon Hayes to MK Dons at the end of the season.
Heinze or Bridge
A load of the reserves/youth will be loaned out or released but do not be suprised to see a few commming through, i.e Darby, Spearing, Hobbs, Nemeth
Liverpool may well sign Phillip Lahm this Summer, I think there will be a few teams to compete with but he is destined to move away from Bayern. However, to the person who said it was because he wanted to move to a bigger club. In terms of stature and so forth there are not many bigger clubs than Bayern – I could see him wanting to play in a better league though.
As a Newcastle fan, I predict either the brightest of bright futures or the bleakest of times ahead. If we stay up then if only a handful of the rumours come true: eg.
then we will do well next year.
However expect a MASS exodus if relegation does occur and even a Leeds–esque demise.
Gilberto Silva is not going to Newcastle but Mark van Bommel is. His replacement at Munich is Tim Borowski of Bremen. The much needed flair in the Newcastle midfield will come from Lucho Gonzalez and the remaining transfers will be coming from around the English and Scottish Premier League as Ashley needs to make big, nay, HUGE steps forward if they are to prove any kind of investment.
Liverpool are to sign Maicon of Inter as well as Aimar this is not instead of any favourites ie David Villa, coming into the club but as well as.
This Summer, Man United's signings will be:
Miguel Veloso (Sporting Lisbon)
Carlos Idriss Kameni (Espanyol)
Jan Klaas Huntelaar (Ajax)