Football Rumours Archive April 21 2007
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Ian Holloway is currently locked in talks with Watford's Clarke Carlisle over a permanent move. A fee of £200,000 has been agreed however Stoke are also rumoured to be interested.
Meanwhile Argyle have signed up 7 apprentices on professional contracts. This will be announced on Sunday.
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has put aside £76m to bring Ronaldinho to the san siro although nowhere near that much should be required. Ronaldinho's brother has admitted there is truth in the rumours regarding Milan and Ronaldinho could be on his way. Milan also interested in Zambrotta, Cannavaro and Eto'o.
Rivals Inter are set to pull of the shock signing of the summer Thierry Henry for £30m. Henry has spoke of his admiration for Moratti and with current going ons at highbury with dein resigning he could well be on his way. Milan, Barca and Real Madrid would also make huge bids though. Inter also interested in Messi, Luis gonzales of Porto and C. Ronaldo
Man United will probably eventually capture Torres and Hargreaves after long pursuits. eto'o wants to leave Barcelona and Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal will all make huge bids. if Chelsea fail for eto'o they will then go for David Villa or Carlos Tevez
Bookies William Hill have closed the betting on Thierry Henry joining Liverpool in the summer, it is also thought this was one of the reasons why David dein left as the board are prepared to cash in on him, one other major signing expected by Liverpool
Don't expect too much turnover at Arsenal this close season. Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann will sign for Hertha Berlin, who are willing to offer a two year contract. Mathieu Flamini will complete a move to Juventus for £4m, while Brazilian Julio Baptista will move back to Real Madrid when his loan deal expires at the Emirates. Jose Antonio Reyes will return to the club next season, while Samuel Eto'o will clinch a £25m switch to Arsenal as the ultimate foil to Thierry Henry.
Man United to sign Scott Brown for £5million and Darren Fletcher will be coming to Hibs on loan for the season
-Liverpool, Man United, Chelsea, Madrid, Barcelona are all chasing Cesc Fabregas. Milan clubs also interested but Cesc won't go to Italy. Liverpool willing to offer Bellamy, Kuyt or Sissoko in the deal. Chelsea could offer Makelele and Ballack in a deal.
-Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle, Middlesborough all chasing Jonathon Woodgate. Middlesborough have option for 7mil. If not, Madrid will sell to any club for 6 mil (including Middlesborough)
-Man U, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea all chasing Villa and Eto'o and Alves.
-Liverpool will offer Sissoko in exchange for KrCic of Barcelona + cash.
-Ribery being chased by Madrid, Milan, Arsenal
-Man U after Nani and Moutinho of Lisbon-25mil
-Liverpool and Arenal both interested in Navas, Adriano and Puerta of Sevilla
-Kanoute is a shock target for Newcastle who will offer Luque in exchange
-Ashton, Upson, Neill, Benayoun could be set for a massive 22mil move to Newcastle
-Liverpool and Arsenal will battle it out for Carlos Tevez
-Sidwell will also join Newcastle
-Bale will join Man U
-Martins will be involved in a swap deal with Barcelona with Eidur Gudjohnson.
-Torres is definitely staying with Athletico
-Buffon could be set for a 11mil move to Barcelona with Giuly moving the opposite way
-McCarthy and Pederson will go to United with Richardson + 16mil going to Blackburn
-Blackburn will make an 8 million bid to prise Bellamy back to Ewood Park
-Portsmouth will go to 11mil for Jermain Defoe, 9 mil for Bellamy, 8mil for Smith or a cheap 6mil for Cisse.
-Cisse will be offered to all Premiership teams
-Man United and Arsenal, Madrid and Barce will battle it out for 15mil Zigic
-Sunderland will get Ben Foster on loan for another season
-Steve Harper will not be at Newcastle next season
-Arsenal and Portsmouth are considering a 8mil bid for Carson
-Anelka could be on his way to Anfield again
-Ben Haim and Roberto Carlos will be at Chelsea next season
-Ivan Helguera and Raul could be at Liverpool next season on frees from Madrid
-Liverpool will make a 7mil offer from Zambrotta of Barcelona with Aurelio going the other way
-Niguez could seal a dream move to Anfield with Garcia going in the opposite direction
-Raul Garcia will be at Barce
-Emre is off to Juventus next season
-Gallas will be subject to enquieries from Madrid, Milan, barce, Liverpool and Juventus
-Abidal will be a Madrid, barce or Arsenal nect season
-Liverpool will target Chelsea's Joe Cole, Swp and Kalou if Jose Mourinho leaves.
-Capello will stay at Madrid next year
-Portsmouth are going for Madrid-Guti, cicinho and Cassano. They are also targeting montella
-Everton will offer a max of 5mil for Nugent
-Everton are chasing a bulky striker
-Beattie could be subject to a 3mil bid from Sunderland
-AC Milan will easily get Ronaldinho if he decides to leave.
Terry Butcher will be unveiled as Brentford manager tomorrow
Everton next season
gk: Howard, Turner, Ruddy
rb: Neville, Hibbert
cb: Yobo, LeScott, Stubbs, De Merit
lb: Valente, Naysmith
Rm: Osman, Routledge
cm: Fernandes, Carsley, Reo-Coker'Cahill
lm: Arteta, Mcfadden
cf: Johnson, Nugent, Anichebe, Vaughan, Jutkiewicz
Europe here we come!
Have heard that WGS is preparing a bid for Harry Kewell or Damien Duff. also will try to sign Scott Brown but player wants to join Rangers. will not sign Sidwell as he looks like moving to Newcastle or R. Keane. will also try to sign an american player to open up this market. either Freddy adu, landon donovan or sharlie Joseph. outgoing will be Lennon, Jarosik, Miller, Beattie, Balde&Zurawski. Gravesen will hopefully stay but Strachan does not seem to get on with him. expect the board to finally spend big!
In: Manuel fernendes-Benfica 8m
Nigel Reo-Coker-West Ham 5.5m
Jay De Merit-Watford 2m
Wayne Routlegde-Loan Tottenham
David Nugent-Preston 4m
Out: Richard Wright-Southampton-0
Andy Van der meyde-Juventus-1m
Tim Cahill-Man utd-12m doh!
The rumours regarding Alan Smith going to the Gers are 100% true, Alan has not hidden the fact the he his a die hard Gers fan, and I have it on good athority that he is ready to snub Man u for Rangers, he feels that after the summer he will be moved further down the pecking order at Old Trafford and feels that a move north will be beniffical to both him and also Rangers! He also thinks that a move north may even re-light his England career!
It's almost confirmed Kilmarnock's Steven Naismith will move to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer for a club record fee of £4million
Firstly the Outs:
Now the Ins
Riquelme to replace Alonso (also play alongside Mascherano)
Eto'o (Alonso plus money and Riquelme deal)
Scott Carson back from loan deal at Charlton.
Aaron Niguez 17 year old Valencia Striker
Personally id be really happy with this although I hate to lose Xavi Alonso.
Ricardo Quaresma id love to see at Anfield
Stiff Competition for all these players.
be much easyer if were European champions for the 6th time.
but belive in the Rafatolla.
David Villa to stay ay Valencia Far too expensive but class act thou.
Real Madrid are going for Arsene Wenger now Dein has left Arsenal. Calderon is veryy happy with Wenger as he also knows that Wenger likes to only spend little in the transfer markets. The players Real Madrid will target from Arsenal are:
Liverpool are interested in Fabregas and Rosicky and will offer Sissoko + Carson + 17mil in exchange. Fabregas does not want to move to Spain just yet so Liverpool, with their spaniards could be a very serious offer. Liverpool are also prepared to offer Gallas a deal. However, Gallas has had enough of England and will move to the heart of defense at Madrid.
Chelsea will also battle it out for Fabregas and are willing to offer Wright-Philips + bridge + Michael Ballack. It is a surprise that Ballack is offered and for that reason, Arsenal won't accept the deal-he is over 30.
Man United are also set to offer a deal for Fabregas which will NOT include players. They will offer a straight 27mil deal, take it or leave it. United feel he is the successor to Scholes.
Hate to say this but Liverpool are more than likely to take Cesc of us although we need the goalkeeper and the ball winning midfielder in midfield.
Everton squad 2007-2008
5. De Merit
others to tbc
Ac Milan next season
gk: Gomes, Kalac
rb: Oddo, Cafu
cb: Nesta, Marquez, Bonera, Maldini, Grimi
lb: Jankulovski, Kaladze, Favalli
rm: Pirlo, Brocchi
cm: Kaka, Gattuso, Ambrosini, Gourcuff
lm: Ronaldinho, Seedorf
cf: Ronaldo, Toni, Gilardino, Oliveira
Big nanes gone Dida, Costacurta, Inzaghi, Serginho
Scott Brown 3 million
Dany Koevermans 1 million (plus Tam Buffel)
David Healy 1 million
Andy Webster 0.5 million
Petter Hansson Bosman
Alan Gow Free
Kirk Broadfoot Free
Richard Wright Free
Keith Gillespie Free
West Ham rumours for the summer
I am a huge West Ham fan and the rumours about Ashton leaving are complete rubbish he doesn't want to go anywhere he is happy in London Tevez will move to Man United but expect to see k Richardson on loan to West Ham next season with a view to a permanant deal but he will only sign permanantly if West Ham are promoted back to the Premiership expect to see Billy Jones at West Ham also next year good mates with Dean Ashton also West Ham will be looking for a new good goalkeeper next year and it will be probably boaz myhill from Hull City as he is yet to sign a new contract with Hull and also AC last signing will be David Healy coming from Leeds he is already in talks with Healy about a possible summer move but he will only sign if Leeds fall out of the championship
Gabriel batistuta is coming to England. the old Argentina star has left his qatar club as is possibly on his way to Preston, this is inside knowledge after speaking to friends high in management
Summer transfers 100%
Robben - Barcelona Lampard - Barcelona Jose Mourinho - Real Madrid Kaka - Real Madrid Ronaldinho - AC Milan Eto'o - Liverpool Henry - Barcelona Grella - Roma Viduka - Juventus Trezeguet - Inter Milan Simao - Liverpool Huntellar - Barcelona Alex - Chelsea Tevez - Liverpool Alves - Liverpool Hargreaves - Man United Gudjohnsson - Man United Crespo - Inter (permanent) Villa - Chelsea MB
Possible Man United Ins:
(One-Two of each category)
D: Bale, Richards, Garay, Gonzalez
M: Moutinho, De Rossi, Nani, Hargreaves, Ribery
F: Torres, Eto'o, Tevez, Defoe
Man United Squad 07/ 8:
GK: Van Der Sar/ Foster
D: Evra (Bale), Vidic, Ferdinand, Neville (Richards)
M: Ronaldo, Carrick (Hargreaves/ De Rossi), Scholes (Ribery) Giggs (Nani)
F: Rooney, Torres (Tevez)
Subs: Moutinho, Solskjaer, Rossi, Gonzalez, O'Shea
Wes Brown will leave along with Darren Fletcher. Dong will go out on loan. Guiseppe Rossi will be recalled from loan. Some fringe players to leave.
Even if Leicester go down, Milan Mandaric is thought to be willing to invest £10million to get out of League One and will put in a further £10million to get into the Premiership, once City re-establish themselves as a Championship club. Then expect City to be sold to Serbian Billionaire Miroslav Miskovic - with the aim of doing a Chelsea.
To the guy who thinks that Boruc is on his way to Villa get real Boruc has stated that he'll only live Celtic for a bigger club and Villa is NOT a bigger club. Also Robbie Keane and Craig Bellamy will not be coming to Paradise in the summer as we cannot afford the transfer fees. Expect to see Michal Kadlec from Sparta Prague who will cost £850k and Scott Mcdonald who has already signed a pre contract with Celtic. Going out will be Kenny Miller Gravesen and Bobo Balde
I've written rumours here before and all have been close or I still have faith will happen soon, however, with my work with the Scottish press I have been positioned outside of Murray Park all week this week and today I finally found out why.
Rangers will this summer once again sign Steven Thompson from Cardiff, Walter Smith is a huge fan of the versatile front man and is keen on a proven European goalscorer.
I am also sure all the Alan Smith to Rangers stories are false, SAF does not want to send more players North following Bardsley and Martin's failures.
Meanwhile Celtic will sign Crag Gordon this summer, it's thought a deal has already been agreed with the player keen to reunite with Hartley and Pressley. Also expect Celtic to steal Portugese wonderkid Julio straight from under the noses of the light blues.
"With chairman Dein leaving AFC and Dein's son who also represents HENRY see Henry with WENGER leave AFC".
Where did you read that? David Dein's son DOES NOT represent Theirry Henry, he (along with David Dein) were present at Henry's wedding. that's it.
Please don't mistake what you read in the papers as fact, and please don't try to pass off this mis information as supposed insider knowledge.