Football Rumours Archive May 19 2007
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Rangers lost out on S. Brown but are now ready to bring in,
A. Smith. £3,000,000
B. Ferguson. Swap deal with Everton ?
N. Novo. Osasuna. £500,000
K. Boyd. Newcastle. £1, 500,000
D. Murray has instructed W. Smith to move on this trio due to their part in the P. Le Guen fiasco, take this as gospel, as Murray has not forgotten the ridicule Rangers came under.
City will approach Jean Tigana for the vacant managerial position. Leicester will indulge in the transfer market signing, Lua Lua and Titus Tramble.
Hartlepool are after Kidderminster Harriers' newly released Paul Smith to replace Andy Monkhouse who looks set to go to Leeds.
Chelse won't go panic this summer. they got Crespo who will wear no. 9, Alex, sidewell and may sign pizzaro or tuncay for free, Brazilian youngsters pato, agusto for 8m, 6m respectively and Boro youngster too and expect Johnson to be back from loan and fighting for RB with Ferreira.
Chelsea will sell Geremi, khalid, maka combined for 15m, Lampard to Barcelona for 20m+Dos Santos, if any offer around 18m comes for Swp he may be off loaded too.
this makes their spending around 15 m this season and sales to 60m.
Man United will sign
Defoe, Hargreaves, nani
Torres, Lucas, leto, Milito, swp, Alves
and will sell Bellamy, Sissoko to Barcelona, gonzalez,
Richards, Parker, Ribery, Mexes, owen
and sell Gallas to Madrid, abedayor to Valencia, Ljunberg,
NAKAMURA - Celtic to SPURS, £8 million. Deal to be completed next week.
Hmmmm. c`mon Spurs
oh and one other little one, BORUC to Aston Villa.
I have heard that Liverpool will make the following signings from someone from within the club and these are not false. On their wanted list is:
there are more but these names are being more focused on.
If Benitez decides to sign Milito he will put Gonzales there on loan. Pedersen is a back up plan shoud the likely deal for Simoa not go through 12 million. Benitez will try and send Bellamy back to Blackburn and hope to get McCarthey involved in the deal. This will be about 7 million.
Benitez is also keen on Pato and some of our scouts have been in the area and watched his games. He sounds impressive, but the boss will be reluctant to spend 10 million on someone who isn't really proven.
Iain Dowie will sign free agent, David Thompson back to Coventry City.
Wenger will be looking for a quick fix by adding some quality to the squad and selling some fringe guys.
In: Ribery (14 mil+-If not, Charles N'Zogbia from Newcastle for 5 mil) Stephen Appiah to add bite in the midfield, possbile swoop for LB Eric Abidal
Outs: Aliadiere, Song, Ljunberg, Flamini
There seem to be lots of rumours linking RAFA to nearly every south american talent this side of the moon. Yes he has a love for the argentinians, as shown throughout his career, however, that doesn't mean Anfield will become the new buenes aires! (please excuse my spelling) rumours circulating around the football based website I work for are:
but we all already knew those, nothing new, been linked pretty much since Rafa joined. the interesting ones are:
Commons (2.5M) - forest starlet whos had a great second season, Rafa was gutted when he missed out on Dawson from Forest, won't make the same mistake again!
Just Mark my words!
And with Chapions League victory expect to see a sly bid for Kaka, although this won't happen, its just too cold up north!
Preston will NOT be signing Billy Sharp, he will go to Sheffield Wednesday for £3, 000,000, Preston do not have a good enough history, good enough support, and don't have a good enough future plan.
Dave (Preston Fan)
Roy Keane is wanting a backup keeper to Darren Ward which is looking most likely to be Paddy Kenny 2m. Danny Simpson will be signed permanetly from Man United for 1m. Jonny Evans will be loaned to Sunderland for another season which will give Ferguson a better idea of how good Evans really is. Wes Brown will be signed for 4m. Armand Traore will be loaned as left back from Arsenal for a season. If West Brom don't gain promotion, Zoltan Gera will be bought for 3m to challenge Carlos Edwards on the right wing. Graveson will be brought in on a free from Celtic. Gudjohnson will be signed for 9m from Barcelona to give us that much needed striker who can actually cut it in the Premiership. Another striker will be signed which is unknown who this will be as of yet. That is a total of 19m spent very well by Roy Keane. He has a budget of 25m just for the summer so expect the other 6m to be spent on unknown foreign players. Another 10m is being kept for the January Transfer Window so expect Sunderland to mount a serious challenge for a UEFA Cup spot next season.
Sunderland Squad for 07/ 08 Season:
GK - Ward/ Kenny
LB - Traore/ Collins
RB - Simpson/ Wright
CB - Evans/ Nosworthy/ Brown/ Varga
LM - Hysen/ Wallace
RM - Edwards/ Gera
CM - Graveson/ Whitehead/ Yorke/ Miller/ Leadbitter/ Kavanagh
FW - Gudjohnson/ Stokes/ Connolly/ Murphy/ Elliott/ John
I would expect the extra 6m to be mainly spent on defenders and another striker.
I believe Rangers will sign Alan Smith for £4m, Naismith (killie) £1.1m, Beattie (Everton) £4m and Whittaker from the hibees for £1m.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT THE FUTURES ORANGE.
Newcastle United rumours
Ashton £7.5m (West Ham)
Sidwell Free (Reading)
Hypia £1m (Liverpool)
Campbell £2m (Portsmouth)
Bale £9m (Southampton)
Nolan £5m (Bolton)
Bernard Free (Birmingham)
Onyewu loan return (standard liege)
Bramble Free (Portsmouth)
Moore Free (Fulham)
Luque £4m (dortmund)
O'brien Loan (Derby-promoted or not)
Emre £5m (Bayern Munich)
N'zogbia £4.5m (Arsenal)
Butt £2m (Sunderland)
Team next season-
Gk- Given (Harper)
Cb-Taylor + Campbell (Hypia, Ramage and Huntington)
Cm-Parker + Dyer (Sidwell, Nolan, Pattison, and Sibierski)
Cf-Owen + Martins (Ashton, Ameobi, and Sibierski)
To the Celtic fan who said that Mcfadden was a done deal as he is a Celtic daft tim, eh hello have you not noticed the amount of us huns you got in your team now, Beattie, pressley, Mark and Scott Brown all ex Rangers, Beattie even has a Rangers tattoo. aaanyway expect Rangers to have a deal done for Carlos Cuellar from Osasuna done in the next week or two, also heard that Walter is having a look at Le Tallec and hyypia from the pool. would love to see a move for Alan Smith but hey I'm a realist and can't see that happening anytime soon. the Gattuso roumer mongering has started again, and after Milan beat Liverpool in the CL final, he will move on, so if it is going to happen this cose season is looking the most likely. oh and as far as mcffaden is concerned, if Miller is on his way out youll need another Scottish intl striker to stick on the bench. follow follow
Man U Rumours!
CERTS! Hargreaves 17m + add ons,
Nani 17m + add ons,
the may be's!
OUTS! Richardson, Saha, Silvestre,
Expect fractures in the heirachy at Bramall Lane. Differing messages from various people high up is further embarrassing the club, to the point where the PR firm can no longer decide who to listen to first.
While the argument over West Ham is dragged out, thinner and thinner, players are already going to other clubs and not the Blades. Chris Coleman actually turned United down, not the other way as reported. McCall knows it's time to bail out too.
The exodus of players won't be as bad as people are fearing though Jags may end up going on the cheap while the powers that be take their eye off the ball (again) desperately clinging on to the hope that someone will allow us to stop up.
Everton FC Development: David Moyes is not prepared to meet Paul simpsons valuation of David Nugent (10m) and cloud now look at other foward targets:
These names have poped up around Goodison:
Javier Saviola (Free agent) -Big WAGE
Robbie Keane (7m) -many other clubs interested Villa, Celtic and Sunderland.
Craig Bellamy (6m) -If he is to leave the redshte Moyes might be prepard to gamble on him imagene the pace of Johnson n Bellamy!.
Emile Heskey (6m) -Why! to be fair to emile he has his good days and many are a waste!.
Sanli Tuncay (Free agent) -Again he would Carry a Big WAGE and many clubs looking at the Turk.
My money would be on Bellamy!
Rangers are now concentrating on the signing of Steven Whittaker from Hibs as he is a very athletic player who can play in lots of different positions, which Rangers need to strengthen the squad, he is likey to be the subject of £1.75 million bid. Walter Smith is also looking at bids for Steven Naismith of Kille for around the £1 million Mark and he is either looking at bringin Richard Wright, who was released from Everton or Paul Gallacher from Norwich up as cover for Allan McGregor. After being impressed with Riera of Espanyol during the Uefa Cup Final expect a bid to be placed to bring the left winger upto Glasgow on a permanent deal. Lee McCulloch deal is signed and sealed for aroun £1.25 million and Smith is also looking at the possibility of singin Cuellar from Osasuna for around £2 million. Also expect Smith to make an audacious bid for Alan Smith on loan from Man United. as he is the type of player Rangers need in upfront.
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Speculation surrounding the future of Nani has all but ended. He has signed a new 6 yaer deal at Sporting, which has seen the Clause in his contarct go to £20 million, so all the talk can stop. Carlos Querioz said United were not as interested as some people thought. Who United will now sign to to provide cover on the wings is a mystery. Hargreaves looks a dead cert, and Torres is very much on the radar. A close mate in Madrid said he heard that Torres Has a gentlemens agreement with United, which will see him move to Old Trafford if Atletico don't make the Champions league (which is extremly unlikley)
MAJOR ARSENAL RUMOURS Arsene Wenger will be given the green light this week to sign Franck Ribery, Micah Richards and Ryan Babel. He is also on the verge of snapping up Flamengo's young midfielder Renato Augusto.
Ljungberg, Flamini, Senderos, Reyes, Gilbert, Poom and Aliadiere will all be leaving the Emirates.
Titus Bramble will sign a lucrative deal with West Bromwich Ablion providing they get promoted.
Well, here are some real rumours regarding some top club rumours around the world.
-S. Downing 9m
-O. Hargreaves 18m
-F. Torres 25m
-M. Silvestre 4m
-K. Richardson 6m
-L. Saha 9m
-Alex (1dollar) already done!
-G. Pandev 13m
-J. Terry 35m
-F. Lampard 20m
-C. Tevez 30m
-O. Ustari 8m
-De Rossi 22m
All those rumours I posted are going to happen but only these. Chelsea will try to bring more players to replace Lampard and Terry.
Kevin Blackwell is set to pay £250,000 for Stevenage striker, Steve Morison in the summer but will also sign Wycombe striker, Jermaine Easter.
To the person that said Roy Keane will sign Sebastian larsson for 1 mil off Arsenal - Thats impossible seems he signed for Birmingham in January for 1 mil!, any way Blues to sign:
L. Ridgewell (2 mil)
P. Konchesky (1.5 mil)
J. Jarosik (2 mil)
M. Viduka (free)
G. Barnes (3.5 mil) - If Derby don't go up
Easy six points off Villa for blues next season!
Celtic rumours Joey Barton was up looking round Celtics new training ground in lennoxtown yesterday 17 05 he was with two guys in suits 100%
Coventry City will sign the following players over the summer -
Craig Moore (Newcastle), David Thompson (Bolton), Claus Jensen (Fulham), Stuart Parnaby (Middlesborough), Arjen De Zeeuw (Pompey), Robbie Fowler (Liverpool), DJ Campbell (Birmingham) and one of the following keepers; Dimi Konstantopoulos (Hartlepool), Gabor Kiraly (Crystal Palace) or Neil Alexander (Cardiff) .
Squad 07/ 08
GK - Marshall - Konstantopoulos/ Kiraly/ Alexander
RB - McNamee - Parnaby
LB - Giddings - Hall - Lynch
CB - Ward - De Zeeuw - Moore - Hawkins - Turner
RM - Thompson - Birchall - Andrews
LM - Thornton - Tabb - Fadiga - Davis
CM - Jensen - Doyle - Hughes - Osbourne - Hutchison - Hildreth - Gooding
ST - Fowler - Mifsud - Campbell - McKenzie - Kyle
Outs - Whing, Page, Adebola, Cameron, Virgo (loan return), Steele (loan return)
Also Iain Dowie will leave and will be replaced by either Stuart Pearce or Neil Warnock.
Both Mikel Arteta and Tim Cahill will reject moves away from Everton, to stay and compete in the clubs UEFA campaign. Mancini is actually a target for Moyes as is Defoe and Nugent. Manuel Fernandes might have his loan extended for a further year, whilst Joey Barton could come in for as little as £4 million. John O'Shea and Alan Smith are also on Moyes' target list.
Potential Everton squad:
Howard, Hibbert, Yobo, LeScott, Neville, Arteta, Cahill, Barton, Fernandes, Johnson, Nugent/ Anichebe/ Vaughan.
Craig Bellamy is now top target for both West Ham and Aston Villa. A London move may be tempting for the Welsh striker, who Curbishly wants to replace Tevez.
ARSENAL RUMOURS Arsene will not look to spend too much in the transfer budget but will sell some players to "create money". Flamini will be off to Italy in a deal worth around £4 million. Despite speculation, Ljungberg will stay at Arsenal (however his first team chances will be limited), at least till January. Other transfers out are Poom - £500,000 - newly promoted Premiership club, Aliadiere - £2 million - Middlesbrough and Baptista will return to Madrid. Arsene will try to persuade Jose Reyes to stay in north London but if this in all likeliness fails he will be shipped off to Sevilla for £5 million. Notable Players who will go out on loan are Traore, Gilbert and Randall. Arsene will look to make three transfers this summer looking to strenghten the left of defense, the wings and the centre of midfield. Arsene will make his first signing later in the month, Sanli Tuncay of Fenerbache will arrive on a bosman and will immediately slot in, starting on the left. Arsene was impressed by the turkish international at the 2003 confederations cup and he feels he is the natural successor to Robert Pires. Arsene will not sign Ribery as he feels he can save money by getting tuncay. His next signing will come out of France. Rio Mavuba, the box-to-box midfielder from Bourdeaux will sign for the Gunners for £6 million. Arsene's biggest signing will be Gareth Ba;e from Southampton woh will leave after their inability to gain promotion. Bale will chose Arsenal over other clubs because he is aware of their reputation for nurturing youngsters and is good friends with theo Walcott. Nicklas Bendtners return from loan will mean Arsene will not purchase a striker. Par one or two promising youngters signing that will be that for Arsene. He feels his squad will now have enough quality to challenge the best with youngsters like Walcott improving. Arsenes new starting xi will be: GK: Lehmann LB: Clichy CB: Gallas CB: Toure RB: Eboue LM: Tuncay CM: Fabregas CM: Gilberto RM: Rosicky ST: Henry ST: Van Persie. His second team will be: GK: Fabianski LB: Bale CB: Senderos CB: Djourou RB: Hoyte LM: Hleb DM: Mavuba CM: Denilson CM: Diaby RM: Walcott ST: Adebayor.
Stewart Downing to MUFC as long term Giggs replacemant also Viduka heading there too in a deal that should see Alan Smith, Keiran Richardson and John O'Shea move in the opposite direction. Middlesbrough also signing Kamara and Gera from WBA, Russell Anderson from Aberdeen and free agent Richard Wright will sign on a free. Possibility of maybe Huntelaar joining in big money deal.
Sheffield Wednesday are turning to 'keepers Jon Fittall and James Goodison. Fittall, 19, was recently released by Northwich Victoria after attracting interest from the higher leagues prompting him to turn down a new contract offer from Vics.
Goodison, 20, was signed by Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 years ago but has been overshadowed by Wayne Hennesey in recent months.
Both are available on free transfers and it is thought one will be brought in this Summer as back up to a more well known No 1.
Firstly weill people stop stupid rumours such as John Ward to be Wigan manager, CHRIS HUTCHINGS IS WIGAN MANAGER.
Right to my info. God source at SJP informs me Sam Allardyce wants Ben Haim and Viduka as first 2 signings and as reported in press Jay Llody Samuel will arrive from Villa with Babayaro going to Birmingham
Major Everton signing: Scott Parker will sign for Everton in the next 2 weeks
Steven Whittaker - £1.5m
Karel Geraerts - Free
Scott Brown - £4.4m (done)
Joey Barton - £4.5m
Scott McDonald - £650k
Kevin Kuranyi - £4.8m
Bobo Balde - Free
Neil Lennon - Free
Jiri Jarosik - £1.5m
Tommy Gravesen - £2m
Kenny Miller - £1.5m
Craig Beattie - (Loan, possible £500k)
Magic Zurawski - £1m
Whittaker, Wilson, Kennedy, Caldwell, Cuthbert, Pressley, McManus, O'Dea, Naylor, Doumbe
Nakamura, O'Brien, Hartley, Brown, Ferry, Sno, Grant, Barton, Geraerts, McGeady
Vennegoor, Kuranyi, McDonald, Riordan, Sheridan
To the fans that said Titus Bramble and hatem trabelsi are moving to Plymouth, they are in line for a move to Portsmouth. kisses
Viduka- Free/ Saviola- Free
Fernandes-1 year loan with option to sign permanent
Miller- Swap with Mcfadden
Macfadden-Swap with Milner (Celtic)
Van de Meyde-£1m ? ( FC Twente )
FACT: Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta will DEFINATELY NOT leave Everton. They have both repeatedly stated their intent to stay with European football ahead, and I can tell you that Tim Cahill has bought a brand new house which he is refurbishing in Woolton, close to where Evertons new training ground will be in Halewood. Coincidence? I think not.
CMON U BLES In EUROPE
WHU INS: -Allan Mcgregor (straight swap with Carroll), Ezequiel Garay (2m), Leighton Baines (2m + Konchesky), Zoltan Gera (2m), Mark Gonzalez (loan), Scott Parker (8m), Joey Barton (5.5m), Darren Bent (10m + Harewood), Craig Bellamy (8m), Mark Viduka (free) .
A friend of a friend at Leverkusen has said that Lucio has agreed to join Newcastle.
Aldardyce has said he will bring in "Big Name" defenders and you don't get much bigger than that!
This rumour is a little unlikely, but I thought that I'd post it anyway. I hear that Manchester United forward Alan Smith could be on his way to Sevilla during pre-season. Smith is still trying to break into the first choice XI at Old Trafford following a string of serious injuries since his move from Leeds, but Sir Alex Ferguson has Wayne Rooney, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Louis Saha as his first choice strikers, plus Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres is expected to move to the Premiership champions. Smith would find his opportunities limited, so a move to high flying Seville could tempt the England striker, who would join up with former Tottenham forward Frederick Kanoute at the UEFA Cup winners should he agree to a move.
Regarding the posts about what Willie Mackay said on the real football phonein the other night
if you remember in January the same man said Joey Barton would defenetly leave Man City in January (bbc website) and also that the only club BOTH Kevin Thomson and Sott Brown wanted to play for was Celtic, don't belive anything Willie Mackay says but expect a few big transfers on both sides of the old firm during the summer
Have it on good authority that Hearts FC are in talks with one Steven Whittaker of Hibs he apparently is a signing target for Walter smiths Rangers but Whittaker is a jambo through and through just like oor Craig and would love to come to Hearts but Hibs probably won't let him, we are also taking a look at Kilmarnock striker Steven naismith and barry robson of Dundee United, Hearts are also in deep discussions with Barcelona in a view to taking one of there younger 1st team players out on loan for a season through a connection with the friendly we organised with the catalan giants, We have also a target in the English championship I have heard numerous times that Steven maclean could be on our radar but I think it will come as a surprise as we are actually targeting a player from southhampton FC the now george burleys side who could snap up julien brellier this summer, but I would like you all to Know that the biggest surprise will be announced possibly next week, a poster on here stated that it would happen on Monday but I have been told 100% that it will be another date but looks certain to be in the following weeks sometime and it involves who the management setup could be, Now I have heard how desperate Nevio Scala is for the job but I'm not convinced it will be him but here is a tip he has managed in the English Premiership previously ! WHO KNOWS ?
I'm not going to claim that this transfer is set in stone but I have heard a rumour that Kevin Thomson had a massive bust up with Walter Smith on Friday as he was deeply upset with Ranger's failure to sign Scott Brown. Apparently when Thomson signed for Rangers, he was informed that Scott Brown was the priority target for the summer and that Rangers would match the highest bidder in order to sign him. I'm not sure exactly what the outcome of the Thomson scenario could be but I know for a fact that Gordon Strachan was devastated to miss out on Thomson as he felt that he and Brown had the potential to form a legendary midfield partnership for Celtic. It is also well known that Walter Smith is looking to sign a player in the mould of Kenny Miller who could provide chances for the best striker in Scotland (Kris Boyd) . It is well known that Walter is a strict disciplinarian and Kevin Thomson's tantrum will not go down well although it would seem that fining Thomson would only increase the gap between the player and the manager. Could a possible swap deal between the old firm clubs be on the cards? My source tells me that Smith would look to at least recoup the money he spent or receive a player he rated as highly in exchange and given his performances for Scotland during Smith's reign, it is unlikely that Smith would turn down the chance to sign Kenny Miller. Strachan would also be keen on Thomson and has made it clear that he has no problem signing players who have been at Rangers (Pressley, Brown and Miller himself were all Strachan signings) . Walter Smith has also made it clear that he would have no hesitation in signing a player from Celtic if he was of a suitable quality (Smith was interested in speaking to Shaun Maloney before the player signed for Aston Villa) . I doubt that either player would be reluctant to move to the 'other side' as Miller has publicly stated that Walter Smith is the best manager he has worked with, a claim that Strachan did not take to kindly as he felt this could put Rangers in pole position when looking to sign players both clubs were interested in eg. Kirk Broadfoot and Alan Gow. Thomson also stated in January that Celtic would be his first choice and the only reason that Celtic did not match Rangers bid was that Strachan believed that he was close to completing a deal that would take Enzo Maresca to Parkhead. However Maresca turned down the move as the Scottish Climate did not appeal to him and Celtic ended up missing out on both players. A possible deal between the twon clubs could see Thomson moving to Parkhead in exchange for £1m+ Kenny Miller. .
Mike Newell will become sheffeild Uniteds new manager next week appointing brian stein as assistant, he will sell jagielka to Everton for £7.5 million and paddy kenny to Sunderland for £1.5 million, his first signing will be Derbys Steve howard if they fail to gain promotion, he will sign his former captain at Luton kevin nicholls from Leeds for £700,000. he will try to secure the signing of free agent markus heikkenen and will attempt to bring Billy Sharp back to Bramall Lane.
Arsenal are considering buying ricardo Quaresma if they fail to sign Ribery. this signing will immediatly signal Arsenal FC desire to win the Premiership. other signings could be M. Richards Mavuba or Appiah and yoan gouffran. trust me I have good contacts from inside of Arsenal. if Arsenal make the right signings with the sqaud with have know then we will win the Premiership.
I live down the same street as brian stein and he told me that Luton have accepted a 2.5 million fee for Leon Barnett from Reading and that he will have a medical done there tommorow, and that markus heikkenen will sign for QPR at some stage this week.
A very close friend of David o'leary says he will take over at man. city in June you have been told lump on at the bookmakers and get around 33/ 1 I got 50/ 1
Sheffield Wednesday will sign
Neil Lennon. Celtic
Steve watson . wba
Billy Sharp . Scunthorpe
Scott Carson. Liverpool
If warnock becomes the next LCFC manager, I will not be renewing my season ticket, and I fear this stands for alot of the true foxes fans! he slated us three years ago about administration and when he was at Notts County. I would be embarresed to say he is our gaffer. we all know what he really is, thousands of fans have chanted it over the years.
Sebastian Larsson is a Birmingham player and no longer an Arsenal player. Thats schoolboy stuff.
Parker on his way from that Toon with Everton amongst others heading the line but destination will probably be West Ham for approx 8mil. The deal maybe cash or may include players with Nigel Reo-Coker and/ or Yossi Benayoun. By all accounts NRC needs someone like Sam to place that rocket firmly where it should be.
Look out for the signing of Luke Young and Tal Ben Haim with talk of many others but because of sam's conection with the agents that he has worked with in the past, based in Monaco, he will bring in a few unknown, hopefully class, players from across Europe including a German CH from Nurenberg.
Jason Kousmas will leave West Brom in the summer for Aston Villa whether wba are promoted or not, West Brom will sign Luton Towns highly rated midfielder David bell as a replacement, West Brom will move for a new striker as John hartson will move on, Billy Sharp is in the frame but the price tag could be a stumbling block, Oldhams Chris porter is more likely as he would be availble for around £750,000.
Both of my sources have indicted that it's going to be a very busy summer at White Hart Lane.
I'll start by letting you know about those leaving the Lane. From the first team, Hossam Ghaly, Danny Murphy and Reto Zielger are all off. Ghaly is wanted by Wigan, Marsaille and Zaragoza. Murphy hasn't generated much interest as of yet, but be sure that he'll be shipped out before September. Samporia have an option to make Ziegler's transfer permanent, and they're going to take us up on it. Fee believed to be around the £400,000 mark. Not sure about Jermain Defoe or Mido. One of my souces has heard that Defoe is probably off, but the other told me only this morning that he'll in fact be staying. Mido is no longer wanted at Spurs my the management, but unlike Murphy, Mido's wages could make him very difficult to sell without taking a substancial loss on him. From the reserves, Charlie Lee has been told his contract will not be renewed. Expect him to turn up in either the Championship or League 1 next season.
Both my sources have confirmed that Kaboul is a done deal. He'll be joining when the officially on the 1st June, though we've already tied the deal up.
Gareth Bale is looking more likely than ever. We were wishfully hoping he'd join us over United in January, but we're now confident that he'll choose us over the Mancs.
Giles Barnes probably isn't going to happen. He wanted to sign for us in January, but Derby were having none of it. Now the player himself wants to stay. We've not given up total hope of convincing him to join, provided Derby don't go up, but we're not confident on this one.
One of my sources has informed that we made enquiries about Everton's Mikel Arteta and JoLeon LeScott, but both were firmly dismissed. We were even prepared to offer Defoe as part of the deal, but Everton were not keen at all.
Finally, both of my sources have told me that Darren Bent wants to join, but Levy isn't being scared into parting with the £15m Charlton want (all up front) . Newcastle, and 2 other clubs have apparently told Charlton they're willing to meet their value, although we are not keen on parting with more than £11m for him, which we want to pay in installments.
That's it for now. I'll post if either of my sources tell me any more.
Barca want Henry and Drogba this window. This means Eto'o and Saviola are going, Ronaldhino stays. Unfortunately for me this means Eto'o will be at Chelsea or Arsenal not sure which. Saviola may go to Liverpool as BigSam wants Crouch and Bellamy is going elsewhere. It will be a close run thing next season.
this is straight from wast hills training ground. Blues will be amongst the few clubs to try and sign Craig Bellamy. Bruce tried to sign him a few seasons ago but didn't manage it. He's trying to sign him again as a replacement for Nicklas Bendtner. Also in midfield Jiri Jarosik will be re signing for the blues as he made a very good impression last time and finds his chances limited at Celtic. Blues are still in the market for a couple of defenders and I will be on the lookout for any more rumours.
Berbatov is not going Man U, especially not for only £19.5 Million, get real! If Berby wanted the lure of Man United (Big club) he could have joined them last season, he is signing a new 3 year extension to his current deal at double the salary + bonuses to stay at Spurs where he loves the life. Wesley Sneider, Van Der Vart, Matty Taylor, Gareth Bale, Leighton Baines, Barnes and Darren Bent are all targets. Mido, Ghaly and YPLee will leave, Defoe will stay! The future is bright, the future is lily white.