Football Rumours Archive April 21 2008
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Man United player Wes Brown and Michael Carrick have signed new long term deals 2 stay at Man United so will noot be leaving Man United. IF Arsene Wenger dosen't move 4 Valencia forward David Villa, instead expect a possable 4 Palermo forward Amauri.
To all Liverpool fans naming players on this site DONT Liverpool have the four players they are signing already boxed off Two full backs Rafinha and Heinze Playmaker Sami Nasri left side Modric
team for next year Reina, Rafinha, Skirtel, Agger Heinze, Mascerano, Alonso, Gerard, Nasri, Modric Torres
The rest to come in will be kids for the future
people going out will contain some surprises
To the guy who suggested Dean Ashton to Villa. There is no chance of that as he almost left the Hammers because of Reo–Coker and Harewoods alledged behaviour towards him. He would never play in the same team as either of those again.
Rafa Benitez has actually signed Robbie Keane already, the player he said "talks good English but is not English". Rafa is a funny man. ha.
Reliable Source. –Son is best friends with Fergusons grandson.
Ins this Summer;
to fill the right back position.
Phillip Lahm is too overpriced apparently.
Midfield shortlist includes sporting lisbon duo miguel veloso and Joao mouthino, United have devlepoed a good relationship with sporting through Carlos querioz. Therefore these are likely transfers, veloso to be used as back–up for the holding role and can also play at left back, moutinho can play anywhere across midfield. Also expect to see many Rumours arise about the possible arrival of hatem ben arfa, this is only a rumour and it is more likely luka modric will be signed for a massive fee.
as far as forwards go, louis Saha is likely to move back to France likely to move to Marseille for around £9,000,000, expect manucho to play many games in the Premier League, Ronaldo will fill the centre forward position in European games as Ferguson says Ronaldo is better attacking from deep positions most games but is tailor made for a centre forwards role in a 4–5–1 formation in the Champions League. However, it is still likely that one more forward will be signed, though I do not exactly know who. Rumours are saying benzema which would make sense however this is not for certain.
Come on Villa.
Saw Roman Abramovich and Henk Ten Cate in the Dorchester last night with Dennis Wise. They were with a few men in suits who seemed to be going through a lot of paperwork.
Wise to replace Grant at the end of the season?
Rob "The Knowledge" Brady
moutinho and veloso – £27 million combined
Valencia – £6 million (hargreeves will be used as RB is Gary Neville does not prove full fitness
Giggs (jan) Sunderland
1 of the keepers on loan
villa – £22 million
lucio – free
Carlos Vela will break into first team
at least one other CM
amuri – £18 million
rafina £9 million
Bentley – £12 million
Pennant – Blackburn
Crouch – Manchester City
Coventry set to swoop for Brian McBride in the Summer if they stay up.
Malouda £10 million
Shevchenko £10 million
Ben Haim £5 million
Ferreira £5 million
Drogba £17 million
Pizzaro £3 million
TOTAL: £50 million
Kaka £30 million swap with Shevchenko
Altidore £5 million
Eto'o £25 million swap with Drogba
Alcides loan return
Arsenal obviously have a lot of talent, but also have some clear short–comings.
first half of the season theyy needed a dynamic dribbler to open negative sides up.
second they could not keep a clean sheet if the league depended on it.
Wenger has made clear he will buy a center back. big question is not who, but what happens to Gallas. Toure, injured and off form since the ACN without doubt, will be there long term. will Billy accept being stripped of the captaincy and put on the bench?
there will not be a new winger. Walcott has improved and Vela is coming back. if there is he will be young and play RIGHT side. Hleb, rvp, rosinjury and Diaby is plenty of depth on the left, esp. with vela. van Persie will play wide much more next season, only player who can cross and it's needed with ade in the box.
the big cash will go on a forward, someone who can play up front or in the hole. the team still lacks a clinical finisher or someone who can win a game in a moment. listen to what Arsene said pretending to deny he wanted Villa. that kid is on his way before the Euros for sure.
other than this a powerful player in CM is needed, although that might be Diaby after Gilberto goes.
also a goalie. Almunia is a good keeper, but not at that level. Arsenal would have won the league with Lehmann in goal this year, Manuel never makes a save that is different class.
of course the kiddies as ever.
4 players tops, the pups will grow into bulldogs and Arsene knows it.
First of all, to the person who said tadei is a right back. No he isnt. He is a right winger Little facts like that make you sound unrealistic.
United, will not sign moutinho Maybe veloso, depending on his price, but expect to see
either alesandro Rosina or Marek Hamsik. both from the Italian league, but they play a different style.
Hamsik= Carrick type and rosina is not like any central midfielder weve got. Hes small, fast, skillful and left footed.
If Pique Goes, then Garay Myt be signed. Thats if we do not get veloso, because he can play centreback.
Ryt back is basically whoeva is willing and cheaper out of lahm, bosingwa and Nelson.
Up front. My source tells me that Ferguson is not too worried and do not be suprised if no forward comes in. Tevez, Rooney, Manucho, wellbeck and campbell to be promoted. Saha will be sold.
If a forward does come in, he will be cheap.
Remember We still have not payed for Tevez.
Rossi is not coming back anytime soon, for anyone who thinks so.
T. dot. K
First off I would like to say I am a Brazilian living in England with good contacts to sevrul agents.
1. Frank Ribery will join Chelsea in the Summer, with Tal Ben Haim going the other way
2. Marvin Elliot of Bristol City will make a dream move to bitter rivals Bristol Rovers.
3. Fernando Torres is unsettled. He will return to Spain in a shock £30 million to Real Madrid. Robinho will act as a makeweight in the deal.
4. Getafe's instrumental talisman Ruban De La Red will join Aston Villa for a fee of £12 million.
MON also looking at Adriano Basso and Wayne Hennessey
5. Capaldi to Sunderland.
These are 100 percent certain to happen. I guarantee.
Wenger has said he will sign two players of real quality. He has dismissed rumours of signing David Villa and of any forwards at all, as he feels Bendtner and Walcott need space to develop and he feels they cannot do that if he signs more forwards, and of course we already have a world class strike partnership of Adebayor and van Persie, and of course Eduardo who will battle with the duo for a starting place when he returns from injury. However Carlos Vela will return from loan to join the first team and cover for Eduardo. Wenger has said his main priority is a defender as we have thrown away leads to often recently. Expect Micah Richards to finally sign for around 15–20 million, as he knows he can now guarentee he will have first team football with us, and of course he is a huge Arsenal supporter and would love to play for us. Expect the other signing to be a keeper to replace the departing Jens Lehmann and take the no. 1 keeper spot from Almunia, who will join Fabianski as a back–up keeper. The possibilities are Frey (8–10 mil), Gomez (5–8 mil) or Kameni (5–8 mil), the most likely is Frey as Wenger wants to bring in some real quality. There will be no Ben Arfa, no Huntelaar, no Mexes or any of the others we have all been suggesting. Just Micah Richrds for 15–20 million and Frey for 8–10 million and Carlos Vela returning from loan. Out will be Lehmann to Dortmund for £1 million, Gilberto to Villareal for £5 million, Senderos to Spain for 5–7 million, Bendtner and Adebayor are going nowhere as we will not sign anymore forwards. Fabregas has said his future is with Arsenal and stongly dismisses speculation over a move to Real Madrid or FC Barcelona. Mathieu Flamini will sign a new deal with the Gunners next week.
Next seasons' looking bright my fellow Arsenal fans
Have it on good authority mich mc carthy has in a place a deal to sign Kris Commons from Forest for around £1.5 million
also expect a loan move for young Chelsea mifdfieder Michael woods
The player Rafa is referring to who speaks English is Heinze. What he did not say is that the deals for Rafinha and Bentley are also done.
Rafa also has the following on the list:
Quaresma, Johnson, Modric, Aguero, Huntelaar and Barry.
This lot are getting shipped Out:
Riise, Carson, Aurellio, Pennant, Alonso, Crouch, Voronin, Kewell, Guthrie and Kuyt
Rino Gattuso, going back to Rangers, good source says he is meeting Walter Smith and David Murray in Italy nexy week to talk terms. Might be a loan deal at first.
Gatusso has always said he will return to Ibrox as a player one day.
My goodness what type of people do we have on here? Wes Brown and Thuram to Rangers? Seriously? I am a Rangers fan and even I think that is just fantasy. Wes Brown is holding out for 50 k+ per week in wages and Thuram is probably on the same. Rangers do not even have a player on 30 k a week. given the state of the game in Scotland atm it is just not possible to have a player like that like we did 5–6 years ago. Get real.
Anyway, the same rumours seem to be floating about like they have all season. Miller from Derby to Rangers depends solely on whether he's got a cheap relegation release fee, if not then he will not come back. Rangers will not sell Cuellar for anything short of 'Hutton–prices', the same goes for McGregor.
One small piece of information is that Chelsea had a scout at the Hamilton Accies – Clyde game yesterday watching James McCarthy. No idea of a fee it seems but best guess would be pennies up front with add ons so if the boy comes good then expect Hamilton to get quite a return on him.
Do not believe any rumours in regards to Celtic's targets for the Summer. With all the rumours in regard to Strachan leaving or going, the money's being kept locked up until thatlittle detail is resolved.
Rafinha £8.8 million + idrizaj on loan
Lahm £10 million
Bentley £8 million + Pennant
a forward will defenitly be signed but it is so far unknown who it is
Kewll £3 million
Vorinin £2 million
itandje £3.5 million
Tottenham news: Juande Ramos will overhaul the Tottenham midfield in the Summer with tainio (A. Villa £3 million) malbranque (Portsmouth £4 million) zokora (Udinese £5 million) Prince–Boateng (Hamburg £3.5 million) Huddlestone (Sunderland £6 million) to leave, Lennon will not be sold as he's only 20 years old and still has a lot to offer the team but maybe from the bench next year player's to come in are Diego–capel £12 million, Gattuso £7 million, modric £11 million, maresca £3 million. Other player's to leave in Summer are Berbatov 37 million to Real Madrid, chimbonda £4 million–Newcastle, young pyo £2 million PSV, Robinson £5 million A. Villa and players to replace these are Amelia £9 million, eto'o £27 million. coys.
Portsmouth 2 sign
john Mensah 5 mil
per mertersacker? (Quality signing)
Peter Crouch 5–10 mil
fringe players like Lauren and djimi Traore
kranjcar Arsenal or totenham (possible swap deal with totenham players
u benny boy
Gareth Barry look's set to join Liverpool for 12–14 million in the Summer and Steve Sidwell come in as his replacement at Villa Park. Chelsea are also looking at Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (an audacious £30 million bid) with Frank Lampard Looks set to join FC Barcelona.
Shock for Villa fans in as much as one of the favourite players will be moving for mega bucks.
Barry or Young will leave for £20 million+ and the cash will be used to buy several young er players from the Prem.
Also expect to see some imports
Guzen is done, others have expressed a willingness to join AVfc.
I stated some time back that Henry is interested as he likes MON's style, and it would be perfect for him.
MON is also looking at an Eastern European playmaker to give himself further options.
AVfc expect to be in Europe for the forseable future.
Carson does not feature.".
Possible Celtic targets I heard that if Birmingham go down James Mcfadden will come in also targets will be a goalkeeper as Boruc will go to AC Milan or Arsenal Paul Robinson will come in with the money from the Boruc deal Riordan will go to ether burnly or Hibernian hail hail three n a row still possible
AC Milan's veterans will have to all make way for younger replacements to help with the clubs future.
Maldini, Cafu, Dida, Emerson, Kalac and Fiori will all retire and Ancelotti with try and find replacements.
Shevchenko will be resigned for a fee of £10 million with Kaka going the other way for £30 million signalling the arrival of Ronaldinho for £17 million, Marco Amelia will join for £7 million with Radek Cerny backing him up.
Ronaldo will leave for PSV Eindhoven the club where he began his claim to fame for £3 million and so Cassano will join up from Real Madrid for £8 million.
Finally Luka Modric will join for £16 million to partner Pirlo and Gattuso in midfield and Darijo Srna will join for Shaktar Donestk.
heres some proper rumours
Chelsea– roman Abramovich is having serious talks with Guus Hiddink to replace out of favour manager avram grant– also to sign Kaka, gareth barry and are also looking at bojan krkic.
manUnited – one main transfer target is Luis fabiano, he's not realy enjoying life at seville and Man United are willing to give him an escape Clause.
Liverpool– as you know there has been rumours many teams are after Steven Gerrard so Liverpool will be focusing on a replacement and they have there eye on gareth barry.
Newcastle– the Newcastle United are looking to recruit a winger and this could bring Jermaine Pennant and Arron Lennon into the story at st. james park and are also looking at goran pandev and anthony Gardener expect a big signing as keegen is persuasive
Professor Wenger will sign Raul Albiol (CB, DM) for £10 million from Valencia and Royston Drenthe (LB, LM) from Real Madrid for £8 million + clauses. Expect Carlos Vela to be introduced to the first team alongside Fran Merida, Lukas Fabianski and more from Johan Djourou.
Arsene Wenger will Offload Hoyte (£2 million), Gilberto (£4 million), Senderos (£4 million) and Lehmann (Free) along with a few reserve team fringe players.
Flamini will sign a new long term deal along with a few more first team players.
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Man United news:
sir Alex is looking at making a five new signins in the Summer these are:
Migel Veloso Sporting lisbon
Yanick Djalo Sporting lisbon
Nuri Sahin Broussia dortmund
Rafinha Shalke 04
Roque Santa Cruz Blackburn Rovers
santa cruz will be replacing Saha with veloso replacin Fletcher as well as cover 4 left back if required, rafinha is coming in to give more compition at right back. djalo and manucho will give sir Alex other options up front with sahin being sumone to develope for the future.
players leaving are:
Saha to Blackburn part ex with santa cruz
Fletcher to Birmingham or Sunderland
Dong Fangzhou to Sunderland
Chris Eagles to Sunderland
wait and see.
To the guy who said Hleb will leev Arsenal in the summa, you betta jog on mate. Hlebz performancez hav been equal to Fabregas and Adebayor. His first touch is sublime and has rele fitted in afta his first couple of seasonz.
I hav no proof of these but I am pretty certain ther will only be a couple of new signings at the Goonarz.
A centre back is possible – Micah Richards, Nedum Onoha (cant spell name) or vincent Kompany?
And a natural left footed winger to push Diaby and Rosicky into more central positions – Menez or Ben arfa
Thankz for readin geez
There will be changes at Lfc in the Summer
Bentley (Pennant + £5 million)
Menez £5 million
Silva 18 mill
Rafinha 8 mill
Nasri 12 mill
Modric 14 mill
Crouch – Newcastle/Tottenham/pompy £12 million
Voronin – bremen/dortmoud 3 mill
Pennant – swap with Bentley
Riise – villa/Newcastle 7 mill
Alonso – Barcelona/Madrid (season loan + £18 million buy option)
Itjange – loan – Celtic/Rangers/lens
Guthrie – West Bromwich Albion (season Loan) (not dead cert tho)
also expect plessis, insua, Pacheco, lindfield, hammill, Anderson and guthrie (if not loaned out) to all get more game time in the first team
After the performace against the mags Roy Keane will have a clear out
will all leave which will bring in 2 or £3 million
And he will target
A Total of around £30 million needed
? those of you sayig Wenger is ot going to sped big are all liars. wheredo you get your rumours from.
actually Wenger is goig to buy nuri sahin,
a true quality center back and a wide playing attacking footballer probably the left possition.
Carlos Vela will return from loan with fran Merida.
Wenger will look to offload jens, G. silva, Bendtner
and maybe Flamini as he fill reluctant to append to a new deal. expect the biggest signing tobe C. amauri. a possible move for rauk albiol. expect a lot of sday aboyt 1–4 youth signings with diogo Luis santo reportedly appending his s'nature toa five year deal which will see him move to salamanca
I work inside Home Park and I can reveal Paul Sturrock's targets, they are as follows
Those are some of his targets for the forthcoming season.