Football Rumours Archive May 01 2007
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Kevin Blackwell wants a new striker to play alongside Sam Parkin and fire Luton back to the Championship. He is looking at one of Akpo Sodje, Leon Constantine, Callum Willock, Grant Holt and Steve Morrison.
Heard that ex Man City musampa wants to rejoin Premiership after terminating his contract in turkish league. Newcastle, Sunderland, city&Bolton possible move
we are going to buy Billy Sharp as his ex strike partner Keogh is at the club and Sharp wnts 2 ply 4 a decent championship or preimership team lyk Wolverahmpton Wanderers, Nathan Tyson from forest
Ins: Fernandes £8m (definite)
Nolan £4m (maybe, as allerdyce has left)
Baines £4m (likely)
Nugent (Again highly likely)
Outs: Beattie-Celtic £3m
Van de Meyde-PSV £3m
Wright- Ipswich £1m
Naysmith- Rangers £1m
Keanos got 25 mil to spend!
hes after Defoe or Keane or bent (8-10 mil)
evans or pique (loan)
Danny simpson (750K)
Joey Barton or nolan (5m)
hypia (free, or baiscally free)
a top quality left back, expect loan bid for Bale if he goes to Man United or a bid for Silvestre (2. 5)
Despite a stAggering war chest, Rafa will only but two players in the summer and bring in distin and Voronin for free. The players will be one of Torres/ Eto'o/ Villa/ Bent/ Defoe and another of Persie/ Reyes/ Silva/ Vicente/ Robben. The second band only if Kewell does not look impressive on our pre-season tour (which will be very late) . If the second band player comes expect Rafa to loan out speedy. Def loanees are Palletta, Darby, Insua, Hobbs, Nabil, Brouwer, Guthrie, and Bessy. Much youth will come in at quite some price at times. Ins will include Porritt, Ninis, Leto, Sturridge, Niguez and Krcic. Young defenders from Europe will also be looked at with a Croatian name being banded about. All very high class with bags of potential. When many of these begin to fruit Rafa will replace the squads dead wood with these future stars. Zenden and the like will not be seen at Anfield much longer, though credit where its due they did us proud. Maybe they never won the league but Bolo is full of Anfield spirit. Pennant will be a STAR performer next season. Rafa also hopes he can smuggle in Srna like he did Arbeloa for cheap!
Man United will sign the ff:
1. Nani (16 mil)
2. Huntelaar (15 mil)
3. Bale (10 mil)
4. GudJohnsen (6 mil)
All figures are estimated per their performance this year season.
Hargreaves won't be coming to Old Trafford this summer due to the high asking price of Bayern, SAF will wait until January transfer and he will get him less of the prior asking price. Saha is the only player that will be leaving due to his injuries. And also SAF contacted Baptista's agent last weekend. This inquiry is because Park will be sidelined for atleast till January and Baptista will be an insurance for SAF to have extra player in midfield.
According to SAFC chairman Niall Quinn SAFC have 30-40 million to spend and these are the players it will go on :
Goalkeeper - Fabien Barthez Free
Defenders - Stephen Carr and Celestine Babayaro from Newcastle in a combined deal 4 million
Midfielders - Joey Barton 5 million
Damien Duff 5 million
Steve Sidwell Free
Forwards - Craig Bellamy / Djibril Cisse 8 million
Darren Bent 10-12 million
SAFC players out :
Darren Ward Free
Stephen Wright 0.5 million
Stan Varga Free
Kenny Cuningham Free
Tommy Miller 1 million
Stern John 0.5 million
Gunners to grab Barton for £6million
LCFC RUMOURS. Coleman to be new manager in summer, major signings will include, Varney, Murphy, niemi, Knight, todorov, stefanovic. starting line up next season. Niemi, Stefanovic, Knight, Kisnorbo, Johansson, Varney, Murphy, Wesolowski, Hume, Fryatt, Todorov.
It definitely looks to be an exciting Summer with Liverpool (finally with serious funds), Man United, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid all looking to spend up BIG.
No decisions will be made on any Liverpool players until after the champions league semi's (or hopefully the final!) as this will only distable the team. That is why they will sell Belamy but have rejected any bids so far so not to distract the team. But he will go in the Summer. If they lose, expect some immediate decisions to take effect quickly and transfer bids to be made and received for players. Zenden, Dudek looks to be definites on the way out. Sissoko will be used in a transfer deal as he will struggle with first team options. Kewell will be kept for another season unless someone makes the right offer, but with him being out all season, doubt anyone will make take the risk and from a team that Kewell will want to go to.
Liverpool will definitely get the right winger they have been looking for with Pennant as second choice. Putting Gerrard in the centre of midfield.
They will also go for a centre back and a striker. there is no point guessing who they will be as everyone has been linked.
Only Liverpool know who is on their list as was illustrated by all the enquiries they made after the takeover announcement. They will send out messages of interest to see how players react and how clubs react.
Some Players that are available now will no longer be and Some players considered untouchable could become available.
Going to be entertaining either way! KM
Aston Villa Rumours
Martin O'Neill will receive around £20 million for transfers in the summer. The Villa boss is looking at recruting new players in all positions. He has an eye on Boruc and Craig Gordon from Scotland, with a 5million bid likely to get Gordons services but Celtic are less willing to part with Boruc. MON is also pushing a deal for Joey Barton and a 5.5million bid would enable him to get his man. A new right back is also in his sights, with Lucas Neill and Luke Young rumoured to be targets, depending on whether either is relegated. Ajax pair Wesley Sneijder and Klass Jan Huntelaar are also targets, Sneijder would see Villa as a potential doorway for a move to a top Premiership club, and Huntelaar fits the bill for the goal poacher Villa desperately need. Failing that, Darren Bent will check in at Villa Park for a fee of around £7 million if Charlton are relegated.
Benitez has targetted Atletico duo, Fernando Torres and Maxi Rodriguez as the men to change Liverpool from Perennial under achievers to title contenders.
Ex Thailand P. M Thaskin Shinawtra will take over at Man City not Ray Ranson, The thai does not want alladyce as next manager he would rather go for a top European coach, Around 60mill will be made instantly available to the new manager but the first signing will be SWP back to the Blues to get the fans on side straight away ! with more big names to follow ! He is determind to show Liverpool what they missed out on !
Spurs to sign Bale Gudjohnson bent/ Ashton and Scott Brown and also finaal y they will end the left sided problems by signing bouazza from Watford also Spurs are now interested in Billy Sharp but then again who isn't
- pompey rumours-
laruen- Distan- Davis- bains
Muntari- mendes- blasi- taylor
- aston- yukubu-
Great rumour here! Rafa is set to help keep Liverpools traditions through to the new stadium by bringin in some more of the past. With a departing Fowler, and Owen not desired, joining the Anfield backroom will be non other than Kenny Dalglish, with a role as an ambassador of LFC and also an accomplished advisor to Rafa. Rafa is learning quick but with the Prince of the Kop sold to Real and its God now departing, Rafa is set to try the King out! Oh the emotions, its all coming back just like wen God came back. Its almost as unbelievable as God coming back Rafa will announce this either straight after the Euphoria of winning the cup has died down, or to console the fact it won't be coming to Anfield! Believe me KOPITES! THE KING IS BACK!
I have it on good authority that Tom Hunter, Scotlands first billionaire, has been in metings for the last 2 months with David Murray over a possible buy out in the next 2 - 3 years. At the moment Hunter is one of Rangers biggest investors and Murray see's him as the perfect man for the job as he is Rangers through and through. roboy2k
Steven piennar to Newcastle,
To the person that reckons Chelsea are going to sign loads of players after "completing the quadruple", aside from the fact that this is only now mathematically possible, why would any side who has just won four trophies feel the need to go out and spead megabucks on more players. Keep the rumours real mate. The only rumours I've heard that hasn't appeared on this website much is Morten Gamst Pedersen to Liverpool in exchange for Bellamy and £'s, Man United to sign a strike (take your pick from Berbatov, Defoe, Torres et al) and Torres to either Celtic, Feyenoord, Ipswich or Liverpool. That Armband has got a lot to answer for.
Birmingham manager Steve Bruce is desperately looking for a new striker as Nicklas Bendtner is returning to Arsenal. His prime target is Leicester City striker Elvis Hammond. Bruce thinks Hammond's lightning pace will cause a lot of problems next season in the Premiership. He was also impressed with Hammond's performance and goal against Birmingham earlier this season.
Everton changes summer 2007: Firstly it is unlikly that Everton will be able to hold on to portugese wonder kid Manuel Fernandes as his performances at Goodison have put many top euro club on alert such as Bayern munich anf Ac Milan put Moyes is hopeful to sort out a deal as soon as possilbe with Benfica seeing Van der meyde join Benfica and a fee of 8m euros.
In: it is likely that Everton have all put signed David Nugent now as Preston look as if there not even going to make the playoffs he will join for a fee in the region of 4 to 5m
In midfield if the Fernandes offer fails Everton will set there sights on Kevin nolan who would jump at the chance to join the blues after his honour was to sam allardyce not Bolton other possible income is Joey Barton one will be signed thomas Gravesen has also been looked at to come in as well as Fernandes or nolan/ Barton
Out: Ricard Wright is certain to leave with both former club Ipswich and play off bound Southampton Wright would prefer a to work under his old boss george burley if they reach the Premiership
Sandro pistone will return to Italy with Livorno possible suiters
Both James Beattie and McFadden will leave Beattie will join Sunderland or Celtic and McFadden will join Rangers for a loan spell if Nugent signs which is 99. 9% done.
Come on you Blues
Billy Sharp heads Reading's shopping list this summer with youngster Shane Long set to go out on loan to a Championship side. Quite possibly to Scunthorpe.
Man United owners the Glaziers are getting very excited about the possibility of success this season and apparently have told Fergie to make a shortlist of players he wants. If SAF can justify the benefits on the pitch and commercially they are willing to fund some large transfers this summer. Ronaldinho is a prime candidate as is Torres, one of these will be sought after greatly by Fergie. Probably Ronaldinho to play in the left position he occasionally plays Rooney which will keep him in the centre. Not sure who the striker will be to partner Rooney, it might be Klose as he is now apparently not going to Bayern. Hargreaves still coming as Bayern want to rebuild, Owen is not a target as a striker but Defoe may be if SAF can sell Saha. Silvestre will also go with Bale coming in. Kuszczak will go on loan to Sunderland with Rossi and Eagles. Foster coming in for next season with a view to phase out Ed VDS and bring Kuszczak back as the No2 at the end of next season. Richardson will be sold and SAF will look at Nani in January depending on how Giggs fairs next season. O'Shea and Fletcher will be staying as will Smith. Expect to see the younger players featuring against lesser opposition i.e. Pique, Dong, Cathcart, Lee etc.
Ins: Ronaldinho, Hargreaves, Bale, Klose or Defoe.
Outs: Silvestre, Richardson.
Kevin Nicholls will sign for Luton for £500,000 in the summer. Luton will also sign Besian Idrizaj on loan for another season if Liverpool renew his contract. If Liverpool don't, Idrizaj will consider a move to Luton. Luton will also sign Yves Makabu-Makalambay on loan from Chelsea. Kevin Blackwell has also looked at Stockport's Ashley Williams and QPR's Paul Furlong.
Cisse off to Newcastle for 8mill !
Villa boss Martin O'Neill was at the Madejski Stadium to watch Reading V Newcastle United. The Northern Irishman was there to seal a pre-contract with Royals midfielder Steve Sidwell earlier in the day. This is the reason that Sidwell did not play. At this point it is now highly likely that Sidwell will be at Villa Park for the 07-08 season.
Man United- Torres
- Dani Alves
A reliable source has told me that in the wake of sam alladyce leaving Bolton, Liverpool intend to make a £10mil plus zenden for Nolan.
Also If Liverpool don't succeed in bids for Torres or Villa they may offer a contract to Saviola who is out of contract at the end of the season, and Team him up with intenational teammate Carlos Tevez! Liverpool will make an offer of around £12mil for Tevez.
Rangers will be lowering the pich to put in more rows of seats and filling in the two remaining corners to make an enclosed stadium. this will take capacity up to 54000. following year bigscreens will be removed and Ibrox capacity will be up to 57000. Brown and Naismith are done deals
Martin O'Neil is keen on Celtic stopper Artur Boruc who would favour a Premiership move. O'Neil may offer Sorensen in part exchange. Top of O'Neil's shopping list however is Craig Bellamy at £8 million. He will also express interest in Anton Ferdinand, and also Nigel Reo Coker if West Ham are relegated.