Football Rumours Archive June 01 2006
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Just returned from a trip to Croatia and can report that the word on the streets of Hajduk is that Croat midfielder Tony Protich will be joining Sydney FC.
Some people write such rubbish on this website, for instance, the person who wrote cameron jerome will sign for Norwich.. 2 days after he signed for Birmingham???!!?? Anyway, some actual transfer news is:
Liverpool will loose out on Alves as he will go to Barcelona and Rafa will sign Pennant instead for £3.5mil. AC Milan will sign Luca Toni to replace Shevchenko with Pippo Inzaghi going to Fiorentina as part of the deal. Real Madrid will sign Adriano to replace Ronaldo who is going to Fiorantina to partner Inzaghi, Madrid will also sign Diarra from Lyon, who will sign Makoun to replace him. Will write again with more!
Overheard from an R's player in a Watford nightclub chatting to his mates. Gary Waddock will be installed as full time manager when Holloway gets a job in the next week or two. Yeovil are looking at grabbing his services according to his agent. Paladini sees Waddock as a Aidy Boothroyd type figure. Waddock and Paladini will then look to secure the services of Swansea's Leon Brittion and Brentford player Sam Sodje. These will be the only firm signings as the coffers at the club run thin even if Shittu is sold. The club will look at taking Elliot Ward (West Ham) and/or Callum Davenport on loan for the season if Shittu departs. Upfront a massive hole is to be filled and again the club are looking at 2 Prem younsters on loan, one being Bradley Wright-Philips from Man City. Stuart Pearce is looking for the young striker to go and BWP fancies joining his brother in the capital for a year to cut his teeth. The 2nd striker linked is Arsenals Lupoli. A long shot of Waddocks but he belives t
he low wages of the player and the clubs heavy involvment with Arsenal on the youth front may be able to sway Wenger to let the young Italian go for a year. Also NIck Ward the Aussie starlet will not join Rangers as he is happy to ply his trade in the A-League for now. Players leaving include Marcus Bignot back up north with a number of Championship and Leg 1 clubs looking at him, Bircham has a few clubs lined up down south, with Luton being interested but Birch has a lot of mates in Watford who wouldn't be happy with him at the Hatters.
Man U ins:
Nando Torres(Atletiko)-The club from Madrid has already signed argentinian starlet Sergio Aguero from CA Independiente, so doesn't it mean that Torres has been given a green light to leave the Spanish outfit?
Damien Duff(Chelsea)-having already plenty of great midfielders Chelsea will definitly sell Duff if there will be a buyer.
Javier Mascherano(Corintihans)-No doubt, he'll be a Man U player. He will prove all what he's able to do in the WC.
J.R. Riquelme(Villarea)-the yellow submarine has spent money on Pires, Nihat, thus J.R. and probably Fotlan will be a cover for them.
Ruud to Milan/Inter-the time has come, we are all upset about it...
Fortune- somewhere he belongs...
Chris Kirkland - Liverpool OR
Itandje - Lens
Mate - Hungary Int
Diawara - Sochaux
D'Alessandro - Wolfsberg
Emana - Toulous
Zigic - Serbia
Milan Baros - Villa OR
Henri Camara - Wigan
With Ballack and Kalou having already joined and Sheva in London today having his medical Chelseas summer spending is almost complete.Jose is waiting to see what happens with the Gallas situation but will definately need to bolster the defence either way as Huth looks to be Everton bound.Expect bids for either Vincent Kompany,Vanden Borre or Micah Richards to replace the big German.If Gallas does leave it will have to be a big name player brought in to replace him.Jose will bid for either Christian Chivu or Jorge Andrade who are both very versatile and can play every position across the back four(like Gallas).The only other signings will be youngsters set to be the future stars at Chelsea expect bids for Nacho Murrilo,Nuri Sahin, Feddy Adu,Ismael Aisiatti and Jaou Moutihno.The whole Obi Mikel transfer saga will end in the next week or so with Chelsea Paying Man U 7mil for the player.
P.S.Watch out for Chelsea youth team striker Scott Sinclair making some first team appearenses next saeson.The boy is a deadly finisher and has pace to burn.Jose rates him very highly.
Michael Owen is to stay at Newcastle for 1 more season but has told Toon management that unless they get a Top 6 finish, he is off the next season to Arsenal who reportedly want him.
SUBS: Harper, Carr, Taylor, Moore, Elliot, Babayaro, Clark, Pattison, Dyer, Ameobi, Nugent
Sol Campbell - £3 million - Arsenal
Matt Upson - £4 million - Birmingham
Djimi Traore - £3 million - Liverpool
Dirk Kuyt - £10 million - Feyennord
David Nugent - £2 million - Preston
Lee Bowyer - £2m - West Ham/Charlton/Bolton
Albert Luque - £5m - Valencia/Villareal/Barcelona
Titus Bramble - £750,000 - Rangers/Sheff U
Michael Chopra - £1m - Watford/Reading/Leeds
J.A Boumsong - £6m - Lyon/Lille/Marseille
Amady Faye - £1m - Wigan/Bolton/Portsmouth
Nicky Butt - £1m - Bolton/Wigan/Sheff U
Definate transfers happening
Cristiano Ronaldo-Inter milan
Nuno Gomes- Liverpool
and two Cousins that plays 4 Ajax Cape Town Will Play For arsenal and liverpool respectly.
Gary Bailey frmer man utd legend rates them as the best kids to come out of South Africa.
Their Names are Theodore and mahmood They scored a combined total of 35 goals.
Mahmood will play 4 liverpool and theodore for arsenal.They are Both 17 years old and Willm each cost .5 mil Euros
lunt,mc leod,hoyte(loan from arsenal as hoddle has good connections with aw),aliadiere(loan) and some free transfers
lesscott,frankowski,kennedy,seol,cammeroon n hu eva sed clarke was leavi n goin 2 liverpool wt a load of rubbish
mufc will av a large transfer kitty so that they can compete with chelsea this season expect a few big names
trevez as liverpools interest has cooled
howard loan everton dun deal
oshea loan everton
rossi loan sheff u or reading
eagles loan or permanent watford
rvn 15million if has a good wc ac millian or inter
torres - Liverpool, giuly - Liverpool, sly bid for anton ferdinand, bellamy tempted with pongolle. watch this space
Manchester United will not buy any more central defenders they already have 4. They may buy cover for Neville though they have already bought two twin Brazilian wingbacks who sign in 2 years time buy which time heinze will be 30 and neville will be 33.
Stop linking us with rubbish midfielders such as cahill.
We will spend big on a defensive midfielder such as Diarra, Mascherano or Makoun who are all under 26 I might add.
One other midfielder may or may not come with the return to fitness of Scholes.
My source tells me that Fergie would rather buy a player who can play in a number of positions, such as Ribery who can play on either wing or through the middle. (Very ugly though, very much a rival for Ronaldinhos crown!)Though he did beat our under 21s on his own!
Dont be surprised if we return to 4-3-3 on occasion.
Up front I heard ages ago that we may go for Torres but with all the trouble in Italy dont be surprised if Adriano is swapped for Van Nistelrooy + £ rather than Martins who actually likes inter which Adriano doesnt. (Try to find Verons stinging assessment of Adriano- very funny indeed)
Man U team next year:
Van der Sar/Foster/Steele
I would like to see another box to box midfielder such as Reo Coker rather than a passer like Riquelme simply because box to box midfielders tackle back and our most successful teams have included a box to box player like robson,ince and keane. United arent the same without one.
Please give your views on this.
the sixteen year old Cypriot Michael Pashalis will sign to nancy(france) for unknown value
A.P.O.E.L.(Cyprus) - Nancy (France)
HULL CITYS TRANSFERS:
GREEN, LYNCH, DELANEY, ELLISON, PAYNTER, DUFFY, ANDREWS, ROGERS, FAGAN, COLLINS, MARQUEZ AND STOCKDALE, DUKE.
IN: SAM SODJE- £300,000
GARY SPEED - FREE
GARETH MCAULEY - 110,000
C COLE - LOAN
M NOBLE - LOAN
J HOYTE - LOAN
G BRADSHAW - 10,000
E WARD - 400,000 - WEST HAM
I McLOUD - 450,000
W ROUGLEDGE - £2.65M
DJ CAMPBELL - £400,000
J O`BRIEN - £350,000
M MACKAY - FREE
W SMALL - £223,000
S ISHIZAKI - £50,000
S FLINDERS - £200,000
I MIRZAPOUR - £400,000 - (IRAN INTERNATIONAL KEEPER)
Lyon Star Diarra is top of SAF transer list, followed by F.Torres to replace Rud, SAF has also been linked with Requelme. The new Ronaldinho KERLON has signed put will be loaned out due to work permit. Manchester united have made a deal with Chelsea over Obi Migel, Chelsea pay 10 millon and can't make a bid for Rud
My sister works at an estate agents in town (thats Livrepool town center for ootties)and she's seen an application by a major player agent requesting information on executive appartments, houses and estates for a confidential client in the sporting world spotlight hoping to move to the merseyside area before august 2006 - indications around the office are its Fernando Torres
Juventus midfielder Patrick Vieira will make a return trip to Arsenal this summer after a mixed season in Italy. Despite winning the title, Juve were disappointing in the Champions League and are now at the centre of a match fixing scandal that threatens to rip their squad apart. Vieira could apparently be on his way back to Arsenal, while Trezeguet, Buffon, Zambrotta, Thuram, Del Piero and Ibrahimovic will also leave the Delle Alpi if Juve are relegated.
Crystal Palace will bid to sign Neil Mellor as a replacement for £8.6m Everton signing Andrew Johnson. Mellor spent the second half of last season on loan at Wigan but failed to make an impact because of injury, and is now eager to go out on loan to regain form and fitness before deciding his long term future.
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I heard from a source that RVN will be going to nufc and owen will be coming in return.other transfers are : diarra(15 mil + silvestre ),vogel,kerlon,a young swiss player,riquelme
Hibernian of Edinburgh are set to sign ross county defender harry currunt on a four year deal. 22yr old currunt is a pacey centre back. hibs also to try with a ambitious bid for hearts mid fielder chris hackett. expect a bid in the region of 150000 to tempt hearts.
Hello, my name is Mark, come from the Netherlands and i´ve got some exciting news for you regarding Liverpool FC.
My girlfriend is from Spain and every day she buys the Spanish newspapers “Marca” and “AS” to be kept informed what´s going on in her country. Marca and AS have also a sportsection and the last 2 weeks they always mention some news about Liverpool FC.
Firstly: The investment has been guaranteed. It will be a takeover!!!!
Secondly: Benitez will buy the players he wants and when he has his players than Liverpool will announce the new investmentdeal. Expect something to be announced arround July/August. The reason for this is because when other clubs in Europe know that Liverpool have money they will ask silly transfersums for the players Benitez wants.
That´s the strategy Liverpool will follow so Benitez has not too pay silly money for players he wants. THAT´S ALSO THE REASON WHY IT IS SO QUIET AT LIVERPOOL FC REGARDING THE INVESTMENT AND PLAYERSPURCHASE.
Players that will join Liverpool defintely according to “Marca” and “AS” are:
Torres: £20-£25 million
Aimar: £10 million
Joaquin: £17 million
Kuyt: £13 million.
Alves: £8 million
All these transfers will be announced after the Worldcup.
Moriëntes, Cisse, Traore, Kirkland, Kewell and Dudek will be sold for a combined fee of £20 million.
Just wait and see!!!!!!!!!
I promise you, it will be a exciting season for Liverpool FC and their fans!!
Having rejected Middlesbrough yesterday. Martin O'Neil is set to be unveiled as Sunderland manager next week alongside Niall Quinn whose bid for the club was successful. Former Sunderland and Arsenal defender Steve Bould is set to come in as youth team manager. O'Neil is set to bring in John Hartson and also try to tempt Roy Keane in coming to the North East as coach or captain.
The speculation about which players Glasgow Rangers will sign on this web site is complete nonsense. The Bears will sign Jeremy Clement if they reassure him that he will play in the first team. Most of the other targets PLG wants wont commit to ibrox until after the world cup when they can assess all the options available to them.
ARSENAL NEWS Amazing deal to be annouced?Adriano to Arsenal in a deal involving Sol Campbell plus £21million.The only other deals will be Curtis Davies(west brom),Yoann Gourcuff(stade rennes)and Nuri Sahin(borussia dortmund-Arsenal have first option after Rosicky deal).Yohann Pele(le mans)or Timo Hildebrand(vfb stuttgard)will arrive in January.Also keep an eye open for youngsters Adil Chihi(fc.koln)and Assulin Gai(barcelona).
My mum works at Chelsea and she sed that Simao of Porto rejected a 12 million pound move to Chelsea because he was told that he would be 3rd choice next season. So she sed that he would be probably be movin 2 Arsenal as he s already rejected movin 2 liverpool and man u because he has more contacts in London and she sed he will be shown around Arsenal in a few days
oh of course she does and yeh ok fine, arsenal can quite happily have simao of porto because simao of benfica will sign for liverpool soon in a deal worth 10.5 million pounds
the rumours about liverpool are ridiculous. 'Den8' - liverpool arent going to be spending 41 million this summer. Expect liverpool to sign defoe or bent (England rejects) Gonzalez should come, and aurelio from valencia. expect 1 more signing, probably a young spanish attacker. Thats it for liverpool this summer im afraid
Arsenal will sign an experienced defender, and then two young central players as cover. no more big signings for the gooners. the vieira back to arsenal story is rubbish.
Chelsea are bringing in players left right and centre. ballack, kalou, shevchenko, Hilario (GK) and Ben Sahar (16 year old Israeli). the carlos move most probably WONT go ahead now, as del horno is injured, and madrid wanted to asses him in the WC and negotiate a swap deal. Expect mourinho to move for lahm. Crespo will return to italy unless an offer for drogba comes in and he wants to leave. Gudjohnsen will stay unless the same happens. Expect gallas and maybe duff out.
As for United, Ferguson has a variety of options, but he needs to make sure he gets it right. He will definately bring in 2 Centre Mids, possibly a 3rd. He is trying to lower the price on diarra to 18 million. he will offer 12m and silvestre. or 8 million and Van Nistelrooy. if this deal goes ahead it will be a major coup. ferguson will then look at nolan as he is cheap but his main target will be Riquelme, but he wont go over 15 million for the Argentina. If fergie gets Diarra and Riquelme, he will look to bring in Kerlon, and possibly a striker (Torres will be too pricey due to the diarra and riquelme deals) Ferguson will look to Huntelaar or Defoe. This will be about 40 million spent, but with the sale of silvestre/Nistelrooy (depending on the Diarra deal)and possibly O'Shea, only 30mill will be invested by the Glazers.
These deals are very dependant on each other so here is Fergies other scenario. He will look to Mascherano or Gattuso instead of Diarra, both costing about 12m, and will then go for Riquelme, with a possible All-Argentine midfield partnership. if Riquelme doesnt happen, he will bring in Nolan and another CM, duscher or Vogel, providing cover, both costing 5m. Carrick was an option but it doesnt look like he will leave spurs for anything less than 15m. Fergie will offer Ruud to atletico Madrid with 10mill in exchange for torres. if this is rejected he will move on and offer Ruud in exchange for Martins at inter, if this is rejected, ruud will just be sold to either milans or madrid for 10-12mil and he will buy owen, defoe or huntelaar. As less money is spent this way, Fergie will look to buy two from Ribery, Lennon and Kerlon. Probably the latter two. Silvestre will be offered in the Lennon Deal, he is no longer needed at Old Trafford.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been in switzerland for the last few days watching the Brazilian national team. It is believed that Arsenal are lining up a swap deal with Inter Milan involving SOL CAMPBELL AND ADRIANO plus 15 million will go to Inter as Inter have showed great interest for Campbell and are happy to let the unsettled Brazilian move elsewhere. Arsenal will also sign West Brom defender Curtis Davies and Chelsea winger Shawn Wright-Phillips.
GRAVESEN TO ARSENAL
United will sign Golan from Israeli side Maccabi Petach Tikva FC. Also expect to see Lee Hendrie, Danny Mills, and Li Tie.
reading are desperate to stay in the league and build 4 da future. prob is no1 beleives it. coppell wants big names but is strugglin to convionce them. if he can jst scrape thru this season, the big names will roll in next summer. hes tried c davies (WBA), lescott (wolves), theo, milner, s davis (villa), huth. davis and davies r stil on the cards. lescott, will join ev, huth is too egotistical to join us, theo is likely to b playin 4 ars nxt season, bt milner is stil possible on loan wiv a view to a perm move. franny jeffers (free) has been lookd at bt may nt b prolific enuf
Didi is leaving REDS.he is going to be stillat the club.
Rafa and scouting folks are loking for his replacement in Ukraine, Yes, in Ukraine. Vorlska FC pleayer Debatik Tsurri, 21 years old could be partnering/replaceing Mommo Sissoko in defensive midfield.
and fee would not go more tha 1.5 mil.
ronaldo will sign for liverpool with cisse going the other way in a straight swap. real are said to be very happy with the deal. they think they can utilise his pace in the spanish game
I was in Madrid airport the other day and i saw Fernando Torres and Rafa Benitez get into a mercedes together and apparently are discussing a possible £20m move plus Luis Garcia. 100% genuine watch this space!
Athletico have just signed Sergio Aguero for a club record fee of £15million-Is this opening the door for Fernando Torres to leave the club, and has his iminant transfer away from Athletico helped fund the purchase of Aguero?
Liverpool have also been in contact with Athletico, and with them already stealing a potential liverpool signing will Liverpool be bidding for Torres, apparently a bid of around 17million will be enough to capture the young spainard!!
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Emerson has thrown caution to the wind stating that if Juventus are demoted to Serie B he will leave the club, several if not all of the otrher Juventus playersnare concerned about this situation Viera the latest to express his concern, howvever expect Emerson to leave no matter what happpens now after his brash comments on the situation at JUve and expect AC Milan to be favourites to pick up the Brazilian!!!
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Rangers will sin jeremy clement.Next target for le guen is clements counter partener benoit pedretti but Gers face stiff competion from monaco who supposabaly are preparing a 3.5 million bid when he is rated 2 million.Rangers will sign steve mandanda from le harve and will either sign Ricardo or roma.Ocio has been intersted by Gers but would prefer a move to the premiership.Chelsea will sign sheva for 45 million and tevez for 20 million euros dunno amount in pounds.they want to loan tevez out to give him more experience clubs tht want to get him are Rangers,Roma,monaco,bordeaux & seville.
AW is bringing Viera back to the emirates, and Adriano is also coming. They are the two big signings AW was talking about. BELEIVE MF's.
Walcott is not going on loan so please stop posting that he will join either celtic or reading?
Liverpool will definately sign SIMAO or DAVID VILLA.TORREs is never going 2 come 2 anfield.TOTTI will be a great signing 4 liverpool if some how he comes.
The 2 strikers Liverpool are to sign are Ronaldo from Real Madrid for around £6 million and Craig Bellamy from Blackburn for around £3 million + Florent Sinama-Pongolle.
New Liverpool Squad:
GK - Jose Reina, Scott Carson, David Martin
DEF - Jamie Carragher, Sami Hyypia, Steve Finnan,
Daniel Alves, Fabio Aurelio, Daniel Agger,
Gabriel Paletta, John Arne Riise
MID - Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso, Momo Sissoko,
Mark Gonzalez, Didi Hamman, Harry Kewell,
Victor Sanchez, Paul Anderson
FWD - Ronaldo, Craig Bellamy, Peter Crouch,
Robbie Fowler, Sanz Luis Garcia
there will be very big changes at EVERTON next season. As we all know Andy Johnson is already there aswell as Tim Howard. Moyes is aiming to be pull off further transfer coos, here is what Moyes will hope Evertons team for next season
andy van de meyde, tony hibbert, james mcfadden, victor anichebe, nigel martyn, Lee carsley,Leon Osman
Some Major Premiership Transfers this summer:
CHELSEA - Michael Ballack (Bayern Munich)
- Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan)
- Jorge Andrande (Deportivo)
- Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid)
MAN U - Juan Riquelme (Villareal)
- Tomas Kuszcak (W.B.A)
LIVERPOOL - Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
- Craig Bellamy (Blackburn)
- Daniel Alves (Sevilla)
- Victor Sanchez (Deportivo)
ARSENAL - Curtis Davies (W.B.A)
- Ousmane Dabo (Lazio)
- Nikola Zigic (Red Star Belgrade)
TOTTENHAM - Dimitar Berbatov (Leverkusen)
- Wayne Bridge (Chelsea)
- Carlton Cole (Chelsea)
- Damien Duff (Chelsea)
- Jonathan Zebina (Juventus)
EVERTON - Andy Johnson (Crystal Palace)
- Robert Huth (Chelsea)
- Joleon Lescott (Wolverhampton)
- Steed Malbranque (Fulham)
PORTSMOUTH - Stilian Petrov (Celtic)
- Andres D'Allesandro (Wolfsburg)
- John Hartson (Celtic)
- Henri Camara (Wigan)
NEWCASTLE - Ahmed Mido (Roma)
- Djimi Traore (Liverpool)
- Matthew Upson (Birmingham)
FULHAM - Jimmy Bullard (Wigan)
- Sol Campbell (Arsenal)
- Jermaine Pennant (Birmingham)
- Kevin Foley (Luton Town)
- Eidur Gudjohnson (Chelsea)
MAN CITY - Shaun Wright-Phillips
- Thomas Graveson
- Paul Dickov
Hibs are going to announce the signing of Jordi Cruyff on Friday and will announce the signing of Scott Mcdonald next week sometime.
wigan will buy bobby zamora
Glen Johnson ----------> West Ham £3.3m
cisse out of liverpool replacing him will be goal machine huntellaar,dirk kuyt and nigel de jong will also be on the way to anfield
i drive a taxi in the west end of london and picked up 1 of the chelsea backroom staff (JR). after long chat he let slip that swp will sign for lfc before august, (NOT on loan!) fee not known as yet!! s+j
Hull city in and outs
Jay bothroyd free
Gareth mcauley 140k
chris powell free
gary speed free
brunno n`gotty free
mark noble loan
nuno morais loan
de la cruz 300k
Pardew is now stalling on the Bowyer move because of fan pressure. He still may move to the Boleyn joining Shaun Wright Phillips on a loan move and Barton (Both nowhere near done deals).
Reading will splash cash on Emile Heskey, Dean Whitehead, Christian Dailly and Ben Watson. Steve Sidwell may be a Man City target if Barton completes a move to Upton Park.
in an interview with le tallec in a french newspaper, hes not only said that he wants to go paris saint german and liverpool will let him go for between 2 - 3m euros (after beordaux wouldnt pay 1m euros for him after loan) but also that hes leavin because liverpool are signin two quality strikers. i rekon kuyt for around 12m n bellamy for around 5m + pongolle. supposedly bellamys got a clause in his contract that if a team playin champions league football comes in with an offer of 6m or more that hes allowed to talk to them.
gonzalez -done(subject to him marrying his spanish wife and getting a pasport)
possibles are torres ,van der vaart (yes him again)aimar (as usual)owen (subject to newcastle going out of inter toto cup).raffa is desperate to sign alves but may turn his attantions back to simao if sevilla dont budge on their demands for another 3m euros.kuyt is very much on the cards as is hargreevs.also jari littmanen is being interviewed on friday for the vacant coaching job.
garcia (his wifes not happy)
and as usual kewell
i know all this as my mate plays for the accademy
inter will buy Djrib Cisse, Ze Roberto in the next 72 hours. liverpool will buy SWP defoe and kuyt in the next 2 weeks smiffy