Football Rumours Archive March 20 2008
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liverpool summer transfers:
itandje > valencia
carson > aston villa
hyypia > free
finnan > barcelona
riise > valencia
pennannt > portsmouth or blackburn
benayoun > lyon or monaco
el zhar > olympiacos
le tallec > le mans
kewell > free
leto > racing santander
voronin > shalke 04 or weder bremen
crouch > manchester city
rafinha > shalke 04
bentley > blackburn rovers
silva > valencia
menez > monaco
Hobbs and Guthrie will be back of their loans while Insua and Nemeth will complete the squad.
Expect a familiar face back at Anfield in his beloved Number 10 shirt, Michael Owen. Rafa already confirmed that he was one forward he looked at last Summer before signing Torres and wants to fetch him back.
Michael Owen £9 million
Rafinha £6.5 million
Phillip Lahm £8 million or
Gabby Heinze £7 million
Pablo Aimar £6 million
Thierry Henry £12 mill/Swap with Alonso
Aaron Lennon £9 million
Scott Carson Loan Return
Aston Villa have decided not to sign Carson permanently because of his poor form this season so will return as second choice.
More squad players to be added
Charles Itandje £4 million
Dirk Kuyt £7 million
Andriy Voronin £3 million
Peter Crouch £8 million
Aurelio £4 million
Arbeloa £5 million
Leto £2 million
Hyypia to get a new 1year rollling contract and will eventually take up a coaching role. Johann Neeskens to join as Assisant manager when Riijkard departs Barcelona.
After Celtic's dramatic Scottish Cup exit on Tuesday night, sources close to Celtic Park have stated that Gordon Strachan will be sacked once a new gaffer is named.
In a surprise coup, Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawell has lined up out of work former Chelsea and Porto Manager Jose Mourinho to replace him. Apparently the talks are in an advanced stage and Mourinho wants a real challenge. He feels he can transform Celtic like he did with Porto in 2003 and 2004.
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Arsene Wenger 2 report INTER 4 having tapped up Hleb, could see Hleb maybe moving 2 INTER in the Summer. As 4 Flamini Arsenal have refused 2 agree 2 his demand for 80,000 pounds a week so Flamini might move 2 Real Madrid. Could see a shock move by Arsene Wenger 4 on loan gk Scott Carson who still has not signed for Aston Villa.
LFC "looking" to sign ( not will sign)
d. Villa – 20–25 million
d. Silva – 10–20 million willing to use Riise to finance deal
rafinha – 5–10 million
p. lahm – 8–15 million can cover both R/L back
m. Fernandez – 7–12 million add creativity
amauri – 15–25 million Rafa a big fan of his
a. Lennon – 6–12 million
d. Bentley – 10–15 million
j. Cole – 10–20 million
miguel – 5–10 million
dependant on signings the following may leave:
Riise, Crouch, Kewell, Kuyt, Voronin, itanje, Pennant, Finnan amongst others
Too many rumours about playing that will not be coming to Liverpool.
Benitez looks likely to have at least another 18 months in charge according to my contacts, but watch out for a new assistant. I am told from a close source to the club that a current Bundesliga coach is interesting the club (no, not Jurgen.) and if that fails, Johnny Rep (yes.) is on the radar.
In terms of players, my people say David Villa is not likely to make it to the North West, but Bordeaux's Marouane Chamakh is being looked at very closely, as is David Bentley. Chamakh is tall and strong and would a great foil for Torres and Stevie G.
One last point – can we have Babel playing regularly Rafa?
Liverpool signings this Summer.
Rafa still in charge. Hicks in total control.
– Bentley – £14 mill
– Quaresma – £18 mill
– Fred – £14 mill
Total > £46 mill
Total < £10 mill
Rafa wants Villa and David Silva from Valencia but the price tags put him off. Unless by some miracle DIC manage a take–over they will not be signed.
Rafa will also go for Lahm from Bayern if Riise fails to make an impact before the end of this season.
News from the lane,
DAVID VILLA 80–90 percent certain of joining thfc
AARON RAMSEY will join deal 90–95 percent complete
BENTLEY 100 percent certain he will end up at whl than Lfc poss exchange with LENNON?
ATRETA will bid for, 50–50 depends on the offer
CAPEL 70 percent at the moment but jr would be favourite to get the player
GRANERO again around the 70 percent mark
JARQUE was told it is at the 80 percent Mark
DIEGO around the 30 percent Mark no chance really but will put in an offer
AFELLAY now jr was very impressed with the youngster and will make a big offer
LUCIO just papertalk
JOE LEWIS contact between clubs has been good so far
as for BERBATOV there is talk that he will leave.but will only be leaving his agent as he is fed up with transfere talk, he is very happy at whl and see's that his agent is after a pay day
MALBRANQUE, JENAS, ZAKORA, BOATENG, CHIMBONDA, YPL, BENT, GARDNER and STALTERI will be told that the club will listen to offers for them, the rest will stay that includes TOMMY HUDD, GUNTER percent BALE, suprised no puddle fans or 10's have posted to say Robbie is very unhappy and wants to leaveyou would look stupid in doing so.
Newcastle, will not get the likes of Henry etc. Newcastle will be looking for a decent manager. Hyypia will finish his career at LFC.
I cannot believe the non sense coming out of the mouths of some Liverpool fans. I am a Liverpool fan and even I Know Thierry Henry will not be joining us. Niether will Aguero or any other world class forward from Spain.
Rafinha – £6 million RB
Ivan Klasnic or Markus Rosenberg – £3 million + Voronin ST
Aaron Lennon – £8.5 million RM
Quaresma – £20 million LM/RM
Kewell – free
Hyypia – free
Voronin – swap
Intandje – Marsielle £2 million
Carson – Villa £5 million
Insua – Deportivo Loan
Riise – £6 million – Villa?
Hobbs – Loan Championship
Pennant – Portsmouth – £6 million
The rising star from colombian football could join Plymouth Argyle the lad, Daniel Pasoti is a center forward who has been scoring freely. he has Spanish grandparents so no work permit problems.
He is likely to be joined at the club by Rob o'greens a irish goal keeper, 6ft 8 currently playing in norway
and ameobi to argyle is farsical especially for £2 million he is not worth 2k