Football Rumours Archive May 20 2007
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Newcastle are very close to getting Marc Viduka in and my sources from The Emirates is that Senderos flew up to Newcastle for talks not so long ago. Kevin Nolan is a done deal.
First of all monkhouse will noh leave Hartlepool yet they will bring Smith in as a replacement if monkhouse gets injured. the two players wilson is looking at are daryl Duffy n Danny Graham so expect them at Hartlepool next season
Re: Mr Richard Head's comments about K. Thompson having a bust up with Walter Smith and wanting to join his mate at Porkhied, wishFOOL thinking you dobber, Thompson is relishing the fact that
Whittaker is joining the Berrs for £650. 000 and if you read the reports, he has been sniggering and laughing at his wee mate taking the advice of W. McKay.
Man U have lost interest in Hargreaves because of Carricks fine form during the season. Heinze is going to Juventus for 6-7 million. Brown will go to Portsmouth and Michael dawson is being lined up as a replacement for both. berbatov will not go there and neither will Viduka who is going to Newcastle. Owen will NOT leave Newcastle because he will be guarrented first team football under big sam.
Hello, just like to clear a few things up.
I am a friend of a friend of Alan Curbishley and he is willing to listen to offers for Anton Ferdinand, Dean Ashton and Matthew Etherington. However, the Sunderland fan who posted on here that they are in talks with Etherington is absolute rubbish, as he is in talks with Fulham and Fulham only at the moment. One suprise from Upton Park is that Carlos Tevez is staying. He says he "wants to stay at WHU for life" which seems to clear that one up.
Brinkburn School 4 life!
Chelsea will sign these players so that they can win the Champions league next year as they will have more cover at the back. Robben won't leave and neither will Lampard, who will perform next season.
To the guy that said Barton was looking around Celtics new training ground he cudnt have as its not even built yet as they are still doin the ground work for it, Celtic will also sign Shittu y I dnt know, a stiker probably Beattie from Everton, and I pray we bring Bellamy back as he is class, also naka's going nowhere he loves live at parkhead and the fans love him, out will go zurawski Gravesen balde passibly Jarosik, Alan Smith to Rangers don't make me laugh he will win his place in the United team hail hail
Expect Gareth Bale in a West Ham shirt next year direct from source at Southampton.
Have heard there is a press conference at the Molineux on Monday to unvail Billy Shape £1.75m and to confirm takeover talks
To all the people on this site that write all the rubbish rumours do u seriously think any 1 believes you llf. some real rumours nw. Liverpool will go for. Alves. Villa or Eto'o. vicente. maybe Tevez. and big suprise Terry if doesn't agree a contract with Chelsea this summer and I'm not terrys cousins uncles agents girlfrend whos marries to Ronaldos dad llf I'm jst some guy that tellin the truth
Could my fellow Rangers fans stop talking rubbish on here?
How many times has Walter Smith got to say we do not have much money!
He said is last month, last week and now this week. He has denied interest in Koevermans and Cuellar. Hansson signed a pre-contract with Stade Rennais.
Truth is we only have around £3m to spend and we'll only be bringing in another 4 players.
1 is McCulloch for £1.25m
2 is Webster for £650k
3 will be David Healy for £1m
4 will be a wing-back as cover, like Graeme Alexander, Christian Dailly or Greame Murty.
- ATTACKING MID/ WINGER: Wenger is looking for a scoring winger who can play on both sides and can provide good crosses for the strikers.
Main candidate is RIBERY but if not BABEL, QUARESMA, MALOUDA, NZOGBIA and TUNCAY are also possible.
- CENTRAL DEFENER: With Gallas leaving we are in need of a good central definately to patner Toure next season with Senderos in doubt. Candidates are RICHARDS, YAGO FERNANDES and MEXES.
- CENTRAL MID: Wenger is also looking for a young central mid to understudy Gilberto and take over Season afrter next. It may be RENATO AUGUSTO, MAVUBA, PARKER, BARTON or REO COCKER.
- STRIKER: Although not our priority Wenger also wants a goalscoaring machine to patner Henry with the likes of CISSE, KONE, SAVIOLA and ANELKA possible.
Believe me guys all this 2 happen see ya.
St Johnstone are looking to Celtic to help theme gain promotion next season coyle will again get a couple of Celtics promising youngsters on loan. They will also try to sign Paul lawson on a permanat deal
Everton FC signings:
Jersey Dudek (free) -good back up for Howard
Phil Jagelkia (4m) -Versatile even keeper!
Paul Scharner (swap) -Lee Carsley offered big money at Wigan good luck cars!
Scott Parker (8m) -missed out on Everton twice now wants to join the blues after seeing the progess.
Freddie Ljungberg (?) -Interested in offer after first team action looks limited at Arsenal.
Manuel Fernandes (Loan) -looks likely Fernandes will only stay for one more year at Goodison.
David Nugent (10m) -despite the price Moyes looks to want Nugent so the fee will be paid over a number of years with 6m upfront and the 2m a year after that etc.
Iain Turner (season loan) -Sheffield Wednesday
Richard Wright (Released) -Ipswich Town
Alessandro Pistone (Released) -Lecce/ Livorno
Gary Naysmith (1.5m) -Rangers
Lee Carsley (swap) -Wigan
Andy Van der meyde (nominal) -Az/ Ajax/ Psv/ Twente
James McFadden (4m) -Rangers
James Beattie (3m) -Birmingham/ Middlesbrough
Team 07 08
Gk: Howard/ Dudek/ Ruddy
Rb: Neville/ Hibbert (Jageilka)
Cb: Yobo/ LeScott/ Stubbs (Scharner/ Jageilka)
Lb: Valente/ Boyle (LeScott)
Rm: Ljungberg/ Osman (Fernandes/ Arteta)
Cm: Parker/ Cahill/ Fernandes/ Jageilka/ Scharner
Lm: Arteta (Ljungberg/ Osman)
Cf: Johnson/ Nugent/ Vaughan/ Anichebe
Also expect more Everton youngsters to come through with the arival of Lukas Jutkiewitz and the professional deals for Shaun Densmore Stephen O'connor and Jamie Jones Expect these two to follow:
John Paul Kissock
Exciting times ahead for the blues SJV
come on you blues!
What are you people on. Rangers swap with Celtic . Thomson for Miller get real, back to the real world.
Rangers will sign (or attempt to sign)
A. Smith (Man United)
McFadden, obviously Celtic fans feel his religion more important than the fact he and wattie are very close (Everton)
I have good authority that these three deal will go through soon!
Owen Hargreaves will join Man United for 17m very soon 100%!
Fernando Torres will agree to join Liverpool after it is almost certain his club will not be in the champions leauge next season 100%!
David Nugent will tie up his dream move to his boy hood club Everton after Paul simpson was happy with the 6m offered and he will be albe to go out and replace Nugent with Billy Sharp!
These deal will go through respectably first today second 2weeks and last next week!
Rangers Transfer Update #02
Rangers Team Next Season
GK - McGregor + Neil Alexander
RB - Hutton + Whittaker
LB - Smith + Papac
CB - Weir + Webster + Carlos Cuellar + Broadfoot
RW - Burke + Zoltan Gera
MC - Ferguson + Hemdani + Thomson
LW - Adam + Keiran Richardson
FW - Boyd + Darcheville + Gow + Koevermans + Healy
Plus Youth Players such as.
Lennon, Shinnie, McMillan etc but they will be in and out the team.
Real Madrid's (and Capello's) 1st choice (and main) players for this summer:
There will be other, less well documented signings.
They want to achieve this team:
Ramos Cannavaro Heinze Torres
Simao Lampard Diarra Robben
Tevez Van Nistelrooy
Baptista, Reyes, Helguera, cicinho and Guti will be shown the door. Real to get about 20mil from the lot.
Ze Roberto will move to Italy this summer - and choose between AC or Inter Milan - with both clubs willing to offer him deals to play at the San Siro. The temptation of playing with Ronaldo, Cafu, Kaka and Dida may tempt to Brazilian to join AC Milan.
(Rangers FC rumours)
riera all 100%
(Liverpool FC rumours)
Milan Mandaric has been advised that appointing O'Leary, Warnock or Ince as Manager would prove hugely unpopular with the fans. Worthington or Coleman still favourites to guide the foxes back to the Premiership.
Bcfc rumours, from mcshefferys dad who I'm close mates with says that we have apparently lodged a bid for Senderos from Arsenal, Jarosik is on his way back and that jagielka is a strong possibility, also its rumoured that we are offereing Mark Viduka something in the reigon of 30-40k
AFC 2 get rid of up to 11 regular and reserve players, Scott Carson 2 replace Alumnia . N'zogbia will not be moving 2 AFC but Parker might 2 replace Freddie with maybe another AFC player moving 2 NUFC . Also Mark Randall might not go on loan as he will be Flamini's replacemant .
Gilks and Goodall have been linked to every championship team, a few Premiership and a few league 1 so we have no idea where they're going to end up. Most say Cardiff and Hull.
Dale to sign:
Adam Le Fondre
2 unnamed defenders and an unnamed striker
Also Dale's rejected three £300,000 bids for David Perkins from unnamed championship sides
Craig Gordon - 3.5 million
Sylvain Distin - Free
Tal Ben Haim - Free
Kevin Nolan 7.5 million
Darren Bent - 12 million
Manchester City defender Micah Richards will not be leaving Eastlands this summer. Richards has confessed to being an Arsenal fan and with the uncertainty surrounding the managers job at the City of Manchester stadium there has been plenty of speculation, but I've heard that the youngster will stay at the club for at least one more season, whoever the new manager is. Joey Barton is almost certain to leave, with Everton, West Ham and Newcastle all interested, so the club would not want to lose their two most prized assets in one transfer window. The only way Richards would be allowed to leave is if a very big offer is made, expected to be around about £14m which would allow them to rebuild their misfiring squad.
- MANCHESTER UNITED RUMOUR -
SHEFFIELD UNITED GOLDEN BOY PHIL JAGIELKA LOOKS TO BE ON HIS WAY TO MANCHESTER AS A DIRECT REPLACEMENT FOR GARY NEVILLE AND NOT AS A SQUAD PLAYER. MY SPIES SAY INJURY TO GAZZA COULD SPELL THE END OF A WONDERFUL CAREER, THE DEFEAT TO CHELSEA TODAY TELLS SAF HE NEEDS A SOLID BACK AND NOT A MIDFIELD. INJURIES HAVE COST MANCHESTER THIS YEAR. IT WONT HAPPEN AGAIN.
This summer Burnley will build a new stadium in Burnley Wood with the new director's money, and we will sign:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (free)
Robbie Fowler (free)
Eric Djemba-Djemba (free)
Chris Eagles (loan)
Mo Camara (100k)
Marlon Beresford (50k)
ARSENAL Arsene Wenger will be handed a substantial £25 million budget from the board in an attempt to send Arsenal back to the very top. Arsene will first look to sell some of his fringe players. Poom will be off to Newly promoted Sunderland for £300k and Flamini will also be heading for the exit door, he will go to Juventus for £3 million. Baptista will return to Madrid with Reyes going the other, Wenger would like to keep Reyes but Jose wants to stay in Spain, Sevilla is his likeliest destination, he will arrive in a deal worth £5 million. With his new improved transfer budget, Arsene will buy the best from France, Jimmy Briand, the young Rennes striker has caught Wengers eye. He is the next Henry in Wengers eye, Arsene will purchase him for £3 million. The next Frenchman Wenger will sign is much better known, Franck Ribery will arrive for £13 million. Arsene will sign Rio Antonio Mavuba from Bourdeaux aswell.
I have just heard from Kieran Richardson's family,
that he will be moving back to London along with Chris Eagles. They have both been offered to SPURS. Sir Alex is after 1 of Defoe or Lennon.
Spurs are interested as Lennon whats to return North, and Jermain is after a change!
Matty Taylor has also begun disccusion at the Lane, but again Harry wants Defoe!
Pavel Srnicek, who was released by Newcastle, was told to go on holiday by the clubs chairman Freddy Shepherd as he could still be involved with the club in some coaching capacity. The 39 year old legend also has the option of joining a keen admirer in mick McCarthy at Wolves
36 year old Welsh midfielder, also released by Fulham will return to Luton Town this summer - the club where he started his career. He will join the League One club on an initial 12 month deal although Swansea are interested.
Having spoken with contacts around Chelsea it seems that decisions have already been taken. Chelsea are looking to sign Carlos Tevez to play up front with Dider Drogba, the fee is likely to be in the region of £18-20m. Chelsea have decided that David Villa is not worth Valencia's £40m asking price and are not going to attempt to sign Torres.
Frank Lampard and John Terry will both sign new contracts, recent claims that they are unhappy with new deals are attempts by their agents to broker improved deals for the two putting them at least on a par with the top earners at the club.
Steve Sidwell will be signed on a bosman as cover for the loss of Essien and Mikel during the African Cup of Nations. For cover at the back it looks as if Chelsea are likely to re-sign Michael Duberry for around £2m. In addition to this they may consider attempting to sign Tal Ben Haim, who is likely to leave Bolton after Sam Allardyce's departure. In addition to this Frank Arnesen has advised Chelsea to purchase Albert Luque and Bernado Corradi to strengthen attacking options at the club. There have also been suggestions that Chelsea will try to solve their right back problems by signing Miguel from Valencia for around £12m.
David Nugent is prepared to hand in a Transfer Request if Preston's valuation stops Everton from bidding for him. If Preston do not allow him to leave he will walk away from the club next summer on a free. This will cause Simpson to lower his demands and Nugent will complete a £4m (rising to £5m) move to Goodison Park and will be unveiled on 1st June. Manuel Fernandes will extend his Loan for Another Season with a view to a £9.2m option to Buy. Leighton Baines will sign for £4m but this is expected to take longer as Wigan are reluctant to sell. Lee Carsley will reject a move to Wigan in order to sign an improved two-year deal at Everton. Moyes is will send Iain Turner out for a Season and bring in a Bosman keeper as back-up for Howard. Expect Moyes to also move quickly to conclude several Bosman Moves at the beginning of June, Stuart Parnaby, Herman Hreidasson, Jlloyd Samuel and Gavin McCann have been all touted as possibilities to add to numbers in the Squad. Apart from Nugent, Fernandes and Baines the only other expected Major signing will be a Left-Winger, but Moyes is still trying to find the correct player, but he has highlighted Gamst Perdersen and Justin Mapp as his best bet.
Simao, Alves, Richards and Eto'o to join Liverpool before the Rotterdam tournament to fit right in. Not sure about fees but sure of these transfers. BELIEVE
With all the talk about either Lampard or Ballack leaving, I can exclusively reveal to you that they will BOTH leave.
Shevchenko and Ballack will both go to Milan with Kaka going in the opposite direction.
Lampard will be part of a deal to Barcelona. They could get him for 8mil but instead they will offer Giuly+4mil to smooth the transfer. This will open up a move for SWP, but he will RESIST a move elswhere, saying his fututre lies at Stanford Bridge. Miguel will be a Chelsea player next term although Mourinho will have some persuading to do to get Ferreira to go in the opposite direction. Alex WILL be signed for $1. That rumours paper was spot on. Boulharouz will make a move to Lyon for a cut-down price of 3mil. Sidwell has already been signed on a free. Viduka will also be signed on a free.
GK: Cech Cudicini Hilario
CB: Terry Carvalho Alex Mancienne
RB: Miguel Johnson
LB: Cole Bridge
CM: Kaka Essien Makelele Mikel Sidwell
RM: SWP Giuly
LM: Robben Cole Sinclair
ST: Drogba Kalou Viduka Sahar
Expect Chelsea to revert to their 4-5-1 system:
Cech/ Miguel/ Carvalho/ Terry/ Cole/ Makelele/ Essien/ Kaka/ Giuly/ Cole/ Drogba
Cudicini/ Alex/ Bridge/ Mikel/ Robben/ Viduka/ Kalou
Essien Mikel Drogba and Kalou will go to the African Cup of nations. While they go away, Chelsea will revert to 4-4-2. Sidwell and Makelele in the middle and Kaka playing with Viduka up top. This will mean Sahar will get a bench role more often.
I can reveal that Voronin, a recent signing for Liverpool will be sold without playing a game. Palermo want him and a deal will be agreed between him and Amauri.
Rafa's 1st choice signing:
Amauri (Brazilian hit man-10mil+Voronin)
Pato (Brazilian flair-12mil)
Poritt (young English (!) winger-500k)
Jagielka (English CD-6mil)
Leto (young argentinian winger-2mil)
Mata (young striker from Madrid-200k)
Lucas (young Brazilian midfielder-8mil)
Bouzhanis (U-16 Aussi Goalkeeper-220k)
+Zenden will be signing a new 1-year contract
+Bellamy will leave for around 7-8mil
+Cisse will leave for between 5&7mil
+Pongolle has left (2.7mil) and Le Tallec will also
+Fowler will leave for free as will Dudek
+Hobbs and Insua will be regulard in the Carling C
All signings except Amauri will be eased in and don't expect them to play a lot next season. Rafa is confident he doesn;t need big changes in midfield. He will have the "new signings" of Garcia and Kewell and also he knows that Gonzalez and Pennant will have settled in better. Poritt and Leto will be "fantastic" options!
(Peter Crouch is going absolutely NOWHERE people)
Although Liverpool have and will spend a lot of money in the summer, they will also have a decent income from departing players.
As already known, Pongolle has agreed to move to Recretivo for 2.5 million. Hyypia will move to a mid table Premiership club, with Bolton his likely destination due to Sammy Lee being in charge. A fee of 1 million will agreed, although Man City and Newcastle are interested. Cisse, despite interest from other Premiership clubs will remain in France and Marseille will snap him up for 6 million. Scott Carson will leave for Fulham or Man City in a deal worth 5 million as he wants first team football. Also departing will be some youngsters such as Godwin Antwi and O'Donnell for minimal fees. As well as this, the wage books will be some what relieved when Fowler, Zenden and Dudek leave on free transfers.
Other more high profile players to leave could happen depending on how contract talks delevop and whether Rafa signs his targets. For example, either Sissoko or Alonso could leave for around 20 million due to the high competition in midfield, especially after Liverpool agreed a deal for Leiva and are closing in on Pato. Sissoko is the more the likely. Next to leave could be Luis Garcia, again with Pato and Leiva being replacements. Mark Gonzalez could also be sold, however a loan move to Real Betis is more likely should they stay up. Craig Bellamy will almost certainly move to West Ham, Celtic, Blackburn or Aston Villa. Due to a bidding war, a move of 8-10 million will be completed, most likely to Celtic. Once again, depending on bids for Villa, Torres, Tevez and the like, Crouch could also be sold for around 12 million.
Definates - Hyypia (1m), Fowler (free), Dudek (free), Bellamy (8m), Pongolle (2m), O'Donnell (500k), Cisse (8m), Zenden (free),
Probabilites - Carson (4m), Gonzalez (3m),
Maybes - Sissoko (18m), Kewell (4m), Crouch (9m), Paletta (1m), Garcia (6m),
A freind of mine works with Steven Gerrard's cousin, and he has told me that Robbie Fowler has began initial talks with Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth. And that Fowler sees this as an ideal way to add a couple of seasons onto what has been a long and successful career.
Tomas Radzinnski is now a free agent and will join Watford in the Championship.