Football Rumours Archive July 21 2006
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amazing news from Delle Alpi for the English Premier League. as much as I can say is a Swedish striker and an Italian full-back look like going to LiverpoolFC with a buy back clause in the contracts. it is for 2 years time and the amount is 30 million euros combined. both players were linked with Real Madrid, but this is not happening now.
A very reliable source high up in arsenal says that Ribery will join arsenal but it may not be this season. Thierry Henry has convinced him and he likes the idea of working with AW. OM may not give him up this season though but he will be there eventually.
Anybody who thinks Torres will go to Man U is delusional. Sir Alex hasn't been able to attract a top player to OT since Rooney and Heinze in 2004. In the same time, how many players have gone or wanted away? (C Ronaldo, RVN, Keano come to mind). I fear nobody else will come until Alex gracefully retires to his horses, and the Glazers know this. They also know Alex is revered in Manchester so won't fire him but gently nudge him out and replace him with a top young manager like Paul Jewell. They will land Carrick next week, but will pay far more than he's worth- like they did with Rio. I know a couple of players and the word amongst players is: steer clear of Sir Alex.
Firstly my personal opinion. To the Man U fans moaning that Spurs are asking too much for Carrick, maybe its because Spurs don't want him to go and won't just roll over if you come along and tickle their belly. Its called ambition, managed right it could make them competitors.
Anyway onto a couple of snippets of news, I mentioned a few days ago there was some disapointment that Edgar Davids didn't reach agreement with with Ajax as it is felt his wages were disproporationate with someone who is unlikely to be a regular in the first eleven and whilst his attitude has been good until now it is thought that if he is not getting regular starts he might become a disruptive influance in the dressing room.
Spurs are going to try split the difference with Chelsea so expect about £9M but a lot depends on what Duff wants. Richards is going to be wined and dined later this week so I guess this means city have accepted an offer. Finally talks are in an advanced stage with one Italain refugee but I don't know who. SP
A friend had a chat with the fiancee of Reading target Dean Whitehead and was told he was happy at Sunderland and would not be going unless Sunderland wanted to sell him despite still having ties to the Thames Valley
When are you Coventry muppetts going to realise the Hucks will be staying at Norwich and not taking a step backwards and returning to Coventry!!! Norwich to make a swoop for talented local keeper J Ellis and maybe sign Sutton and bid for Williamson of Rotherham with what little money we've got.
CHELSEA WILL BUY ZAMBROTTA FOE 10MILLION AND THEY WILL BUY ADARIANO 4 30M
Jurgen Klinsmann is also set to talk to Doug Ellis about the Aston Villa managers job but the fact is that the German is looking for a bigger job where the club could challenge for major honours.
Neil Mellor is to join Watford for £500,000 whilst Heidar Helguson will return to Vicarage road for £1.2 million.
Lille are looking to snap up Florent Sinama-Pongolle for around £2.5 million. PSG want Antony Le Tallec for £1 million.
To the people who keep posting rumors about Arsenal buying Juve players and also buying 5-7 players you dont have a clue. Wenger has already said he wont be moving for any Juve players and that 1 or 2 players max will be coming in. Arsene will sign a Centre Back who will be Curtis Davis if he can get him at the right price(6-7million) and a Centre Midfielder either Apiah or YaYa Toure. That will be the only moves that will be happening at Arsenal this summer. Ashley Cole will be going nowhere, he will be staying at Arsenal I can tell you that for sure!
I feel sorry for all these poor Gooners in denile over the whole Ashley Cole saga.It must be hard losing your only decent english player.Im sure you will enjoy watching a bunch of foreigners playing in that great big empty stadium next season.Face it lads Cole will be a Chelsea player by the time the blues fly out to America next Tuesday.Oh and by the way the fee will be around the 16/18mill not between 20/30mill like some people seem to believe.
for the person that posted an arsenal squad yesterday, merida is an attacking midfielder not a centre back, where is gilberto, flamini and alliadiere
AW is now biting the bullet, when we sign quality kids from top clubs its because we've said they'll get their chance, if we sign more players than the top prospects will look for 1st team football elsewhere, aw doesn't want to ruin the perfect team he's building, thats perfect in about 8 years if they all stay together. expect 1 player in at the back unless more leave.
van persie (adebayor)
as we know alot of these midfielders can play across the middle, and up front.
Arsen wenegr will not mover for any juve players as he has stated that arsenal canno't afford their wages anf ofrget buffon as him and pavel nedved have placed their futures with juve in serie B, arsenal will not sign saviola as no senedros is injured arsenal need to spend the money for cover at the back and so will make a 6-10 million bid for wets brom defender curtis davies, this will be arsenals only transfer of the season to come. Man Utd will birng in tomas kuzack for aorund 3 million plus either liam miller or others such as paul mcshane, ricthie jones or eddie johnson. Man utd will bring in a striker to replace van nistelrooy and this will be eiter F.torres (25-30 million), jermain defoe (12-15 million) or luca toni (12-18 million) but only one will come with therest of the tarnsfer kitty being psent on midfeilefers which could include Gattuso, Carrick an Petit, Ribery could come (as marseille would rathersell to Man UTD than to Lyon) but this is quite unlikley.
MR KNOW IT ALL........
Arsenal will only sign a few more players as we will only have half a defence so curtis Davies and yeh a new left back as cole will be leaving. He should go to madrid as AW shouldnt let him go to Chelsea. Babtista will come to Arsenal as part off the deal. AW will be after a new centre mid as Gilberto is nocking on a bit so mascherano will come in possition.Strikers will be fine as Arsenal so many quolity ones.
So Staphane Bonnes (the toulouse wonderkid) is joining Rangers??? This wouldn't be the same Stephane Bonnes who Celtic signed a couple of years ago and was terrible, 2 say the least. Wot have u been smoking? Can u get me some? Anyway as a Gers fan myself i'm a little disappointed with the signings we've made so far and just hope PLG has a few surprises up his sleeve because i think we need a couple of high profile signings 2 keep everyone happy. There had been talk of Sol Campbell joining but i doubt that will happen, PLG wants a right back 2 challenge Hutton with Trabelsi (free) and Revelliere from Lyon his top targets. Also a top striker is known 2 be wanted and with the Sebo deal falling through i'm not sure who's being targeted next
Zapator is a youth player who plays in Spain. He is 21 and plays for Real Zaragoza. Benitez is interested in him as he can replace Hamann as he can sit the holding role. He will not be in the first team because of our strength there, but he is one for the future. If we were to agree a deal, it would be in the region of 4 million as he only has one year left on his contract, of which he is stalling on the idea of a new one.
Hope it helps - DAN THE MAN
McSheffrey will be sold to the highest bidder over £4million
Darren Huckerby to be bought for £500k
Marton Fulop - £500k
+ Foreign striker £1m
will all happen by next wednesday
I was chatting with Mike Newell in a pub in Harpenden and he was telling me about his targets. He wants G Rossi on loan from Manchester United and has spoken with Alex Ferguson. Lewis Emanuel is going to sign a 3 year contract next week, he has been on trial with the club. Newell also wants to sign 28 year old Rosenborg defender Miika Koppinen.
If Carlos Edwards leaves and with Brkovic getting on a bit Mike Newell will make Stephen O'Leary his first choice right sided midfielder, Newell reckons Luton fans will be suprised how much he has come on. Carlos Edwards is likey to leave for on of these clubs: Watford, Birmingham, Norwich and Portsmouth as they have all made bids.
Before Ipswich's new seasons kicks-off Jim Magilton will make three new signings and a shock loan. Three of Ipswich's trialists Marko Klosi, Alexi Bertin and Indgridi Siguarsson will sign after impressing after the tour of Holland and Belgium. ALso Darren Ambrose will make a shock return on a season long loan from Charlton. Iain Dowie has told him he is not in his plans and his disasterous spell with Charlton will come to an end.
Nistelrooy is going to Real MADRID WHILE Fernando Torres is joning mufc
Sheffield united news!!
neil warnock wants a big squad next season and is looking at 3 players for each position !!
GK kenny - ward (norwich free) haber (free agent)
FB sommeil unsworth - geary kozluk bromby
CB lucketti davis - morgan short davenport (spurs £1m)
W gillespie tonge - ifill quinn armstrong
CM jagielka ligetwood - li tie koumas (wba £2m) diao (liverpool six month loan)
ST webber akinbyi kabba mellor (liverpool six month loan) nade shipperly
david sommeil (man city free)
claude davis (preston £2.5m)
mikele leightwood (crystal palace (500k)
christian nade (free troyes)
darren ward (norwich free)
justin haber (free malta international)
callum davenport (spurs £1m)
jason koumas (wba £2m)
salif diao (liverpool - six month loan)
neil mellor (liverpool - six month loan)
li tie (everton free)
geoff horsfield 500k preston/coventry
nick montgomery 500k leeds
jonathan forte six month loan doncaster
kevan hurst six month loan chesterfield
ian ross six month loan notts county
stephen quinn six month loan rotherham
unitd have option to buy either mellor or diao for £1million in january transfer window after six month loan deal expires.
In response to some wishful thinking from Arsenal fans: Arsenal will not sign Buffon, Mascherano, Yaya Toure, Pele or even Saviola. With only the need to replace Bergkamp, Pires and Campbell, there will only be 3 summer signings. Rosicky (Done deal from Dortmund) will replace Bergkamps role with his vision and acute passing. The options to replace Pires are Frank Ribery, dependant on Real Madrids interest with AW not willing to offer more than £12million, or out and out winger Franco Semioli from Chievo for around £6million, with AW impressed with his pace, passing abilities and eye for goal. The third possibility is Jamie Gavilan from Valancia, who spent last season on loan with Celta Vigo. To replace Campbell AW ideally wants Curtis Davies, but he will not be forced to pay over the odds (£8million) so might look elsewhere. In the event of Lauren leaving, AW will sign Hatem Trabelsi on a free transfer. If Chelsea activate Ashleys £16million release clause, which is unlikely after the tapping up affair, Aw might also be forced to sign a left back.
so to put some dreamers to pasture;
-Ribery/or Semioli/or Gavilan
-Davies (if deal is under £8million)
-Maybe Trabelsi if Lauren leaves
Watch this space
i have very good sources at arsenal and ive heard they will be signing micah richards and curtis davies, they will also be exhanging Ashley (the scum) Cole for julio baptista.
To the guy who said PLG wanted to sign stephane bonnes from toulose...I think you are getting confused .Stephane bonnes used to play for celtic..the player you mean is Alexandre Bonnet a 19 year old left sided midfielder .He'd be a decent signing though.
watford fc news !!
danny shittu £3m
damien francis £1.5m
chris powell free
heider helguson £1.5m
ben foster £1m (as long as man utd get kuzacak)
gk Ben foster - alex chamberlain
rb llyod doyley - james chambers
lb chris powell
cb jay de merit - malky mackay
cb danny shittu - clarke carisle
rm ashley young - anthony macnamee
lm jordan stewart
cm damien francis - dominic blizzard
cm gavin mahon - matthew spring
st heider helguson - darius henderson
st marlon king - hamuad bouazza
Thomas Gravasen will be back in a blue shirt next season when moyes will take up the option of the buy back clause for £2. Blues will sign Buckley and david thompson on free transfers. And will offer andy van der mayde for zebina for cover for hibbert. Or offer van der meyde to fiorentina for martin jorgensen who scored 7 goals last season and is their main playmaker. Per Kroldrup is apparently keen on a move back to mersyside but moyes will not give him another chance!
arsenal news- gilberto will leave for valencia or villarreal, and his replacement will be either alou diarra, yaya toure, or possibly mascherano.
as for left backs go, if ashley cole leaves, philip would be the ideal replacement, but what about julio arca or wayne bridge? both young, fairly cheap, quality left backs.
Boumsong will complete his £3.5m move to Monaco by Monday.
Just to clarify to any sunderland fans that may not be aware, O'Leary had money to spend, and failed:
£4m on Sorenson & McCann
£3m on Laursen
£1.5m on Solano
£2m on Berson
£1.3m on Djemba Djemba
£6.5m on Baros
£3.5m on Bouma
£1m on Stuart Taylor
£1m on Phillips
Circa £24m in total. He is a cheque book manager.
Arsenal look set to drop interest in Davies as his price is sky high for someone with one top flight season under their belt and no european experience... 10 mill?!? WBA Must be having a laugh!!! People are getting carried away with arsenal signings. We aren't spending 30 mill like some are suggesting.. Ribery for next season deffo as he'll stay in marseille for the forthcoming one (Untill Jan anyway).. Here will be the transfer's in next coming fortnight:
Ins: L. Neill (3m)
Thuram (Free - 2m)
Y. Pele (4.5m)
Mascherano (12 - 14m)
Outs: A. Cole 16m
Cygan 500k (Jan most prob.)
That's it basically....
RM Ljungberg/Rosicky/Van Den Berg
LM Reyes/Hleb/Larsson or Smith
ST RVP/Adebayor/Bendtner or Aliadiere
Portsmouth will sign Faye, Milner and Boumsong from Newcastle for a combined fee of £9m.
why do people keep on linking Arsenal with players AW said he doesnt want. Last week he said he doesnt want saviola as he has too many forward players and he isnt looinG at any Juventus players because wages are too much. AW is looking to seal a deal with Davies if the price isnt too much, a player to take cole's positions in LB if he leaves. Finally AW would me interested in Mascherano,Babtista part off the cole deal, Yaya Toure and possible Frey.
Arsenal Squad 2006-2007
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GK Lehmann (Frey)
LB Cole (Flamini, Clichy)
LM Hleb (Reyes)
RM Rosicky (Van Persie)
CM Fabrigas (Babtista)
CM Mascherano (Yaya Toure)
ST Walcott (Adebayor)
ZApater is a 19 year old attacking midfielder who plays for deportivo. Rafa turned down amair to get him for 3.5 mil and kuyt will go 2 newcastle coz liverpool have already signed villa
GOONER NEWS Arsenal will make a suprise move for Robinho and Julio Baptista?The deal will be a swap with Ashley Cole plus £8million and an agreement giving Real Madrid first option on Cesc Fabregas when Arsenal decide to sell.Phillipe Mexes and Jacques Faty are now favorites to be Arsenal signings as AW says that Curtis Davies is now overpriced?A double swoop could be on the cards from Stade Rennes with Arnold Mvuemba and Jacques Faty being signed.It also now seems certain that Yohann Pele will be signed as Jens Lehmann's long term replacemnt.
Italian Full Back Grosso has already signed for Inter Milan, any rumours linking him with Spurs, Arsenal & Chelsea on here yesterday were rubbish.
I think UNITED will sign Gattuso (15M), Defoe (12M), Kuszczak (3M) and maybe Vieira on loan (hopefully not). Luca Toni too old to come to United, why sell 30 Year Old Ruud, to buy 29 Year Old Toni, who is unproven in Europe & England, despite winning the World Cup. Carrick too over-priced, although would suit United very well.
my best friend works for a football agents agency has told me a few rumours floating about here goes buffon will stay as will del piero at juve rvn deal looks like ending in a stalemate because real are offering 8mil over 3 years and ronaldo they want him off wage list where bayern are offering hargreaves and 6mil c ronaldo will give it 6 months over here if he still getting stick over rooney he will go in jan to real or could be used as a swap deal with chelsea with essien but that will only happen if united dont get the 2 midfielders they want ie diarra and viera gatuso will go on loan 2 united for a year. ashley cole will be sold for 16mil and no more cos he got 2 years left on contract and looking likely chelsea not real or barca . drogba and 15m heading 2 ath madrid for torres and 16mil for tevez arsenal are looking at west hams coker and ferdinand west ham want 20mil for both AW wants them for 15-17 mil both. spurs looking to sign kuyt for 8mil and carrick has been overpriced to move to united so will either transfer request in jan or will not sign a new contract and will run current contract down.
Gatusso, Mascherano, Carrick and Torres all to be added to the Utd Squad in the next few weeks. Fergie wants utd to play a 4-1-4-1 formation at home next year and a 4-2-3-1 formation away and in europe. The home team will be like this:
Saha, Smith and Ole will be back up forwards. Rossi will go on loan if the right offer comes in. Rooney and Ronaldo will have a licence to switch from left to right.
Midfield backups will be Park, Giggs, and O'Shea (Utd dont want to sell him as he is the most popular member of the squad).
Defensive backups will be Bardsley, Pique, O'Shea, Vidic and a young defender Fergie is eyeing up who can play all positions across the back except the left. Utd want rid of Silvestre.
Kuszczak will definately be signed to cover VDS this season and he will fight the following season with the returning Foster and Howard for the No.1 jersey.
arsenal have found a replacement fo ashley cole if cole decides to lave. Eric Abidal from lyon. he scored one of frances WC final penalties and is as good as cole. he would be worth around 16 million, just as much as cole would leave for.
everton will raid spain this week by signing javier saviola from barcelona and tommy gravesend from real madrid. everton have 1st option on gravesen. this was part of the deal that took him 2 madrid. also david moyes will sell gary naysmith to celtic for 1 million
As we all can see Celtic are on a major cost cutting exercise. This may mean bad news for those looking for big money signings but it is good news for the future of the club. My sources tell me that since Strachan started at Celtic his squad trimming has resulted in £80k per week wage savings. This means that young, promising Scottish players are getting a chance which can only benefit the game at club and national level. Furthermore, the money saved is being spent new training facilities and youth academy.
I would like to see Thompson (free, Championship club) and Petrov (£4.5m Portsmouth or Fulham) leave the club to free up more wages to be spent on new players who want to play for the club. Expect to see Naismith (£1m), Gravesen (£2m) and an international class striker (£2m) sign in the next 2-3 weeks.
Team for next season;
GK Boruc (or Marshall)
RB Wilson (or Telfer)
LB Naismith (or Mulgrew)
CB Balde (or Virgo, give him a chance or sell GS)
CB McManus (or Kennedy)
RM Nakamura (or McGeady)
LM Maloney (or Pearson)
CM Lennon (or Gravasen)
CM Jarosik (or Sno)
CF Zurawski (or Miller)
CF Riordan (or New Striker/Beattie)
Celtic are in a period of rebuilding and it is important they get their finances back on track. £5m from the Champions League will help.
C'mon The Hoops
Bolton scouts are showing their intrestt in 21-yrs old Slovenian striker Miran Burgic after watching last night Champions League qualification match ND Hit Gorica:Linfield(2:2),Burgic scored booth for Slovenian champions.Burgic was last season 1-st striker in slovene Si.mobil liga with 24 goals.Now can Borgetti go!:)))))
I have heard that Liverpool are unhappy with PSV, they feel PSV have priced KUYT out of a transfer, extra funds have been made available and Benitez has done a deal for David Villa (20m) in negotiations with the player, he will also sign alves from Sevilla within the nexy 10-12 days. If he doesn't get Alves (almost a done deal) he will switch his atention to Zambrotta or failing that Camorenese!
Ok Lads, theres no need to fear anymore. There will be plenty of money for years to come. The glazers hav re-arranged their debts, (a long expected move), which means that there will now be an extra £30 million PER YEAR availiable. They have informed the press that over 80% of this will be added to the transfer budget. (a slight problem of this beinng that our debts now total £660m instead of the old £580.
This money can now be put to good use.
Van Nistel... 15mill
Giggs 2mill (celtic)
Rossi loan (agreed)
O'Shea (tottenham/for carrick) 3mill
Saha 8mill (france somewhere)
Personally i gotta admit... I dont think that carrick is worth what we might be paying for him (17mill) so therefore I think that Vieira might be the other option. And people on this site think they have seen them at O.T. so maybe. But he's a bit old for my liking.
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Man Utd to sign Torres, Gattuso, Pirlo, Carrick and Zambrotta. Torres is a done deal just waiting for RVN transfer money as he leaves for Real Madrid. Gattuso and Pirlo want out of AC with Manchester looking likely as both are keen. Carrick wants to join Utd just need to agree a fee. Zambrotta isn't as likely but Fergie may make a bid as he can also play on both sides of the midfield
We will not be signing the following players:
-Gattuso-Don't know why people say he will come because he stated before the trial that he wanted to stay with Milan.
-Torres-Will stay with Athletico because he has not recieved the right offer.
-Kerlon-Ferguson thinks he is ovverated and would face a bidding war with the other top 4 english clubs.
Veira(will be a flop though)
Camoranesi(Liverpool are favourites though)
-This season is going to be very bleak for us united fans.
Liverpool are on the verge of signing one of the brightest prospects in world football beating Arsenal, Man Utd, Real Madrid and his current club Barce to a pro contract the lad is called Fran Merida and he is said to be like Messi in the way he plays, he is 16 and Barce's under 18's captain, Arsenal thought they had signed him back in March but he said he needed time to think about but what was realy going on was that he was talking to Rafa and Liverpool and in the last 3 days Rafa and the lads agent have done the deal to sign him at the moment the lad has not turned up for pre-season training at Barce and is expected to join up with Liverpool very soon.
Sheffield United will sign Jason Koumas, Lee Carsley and Jared Borgetti or Heidar Helguson.
ARSENAL- We all know ashley will leave, lets get that straight. if he goes to Chelsea, AW will want SW-P + £10-15 mil. the same with real madris except instead of wright-phillips 1 of Ramos, Robinho (straight swap) or Julio Baptista
micky adams will make a move for leicester's matt fryatt if as thought mcsheffery makes his move to birmingham fryatt is valued at 1.75 mill and they are expected to recieve 2.5 mill from brum stern john could be used as a makeweight in the deal.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad new but all Man U fans should read!!
As reported in The Times (Sport) on Wednesday, Glazer has borrowed nearly £360 million against the clubs assets and has been confirmed that there is no transfer funds available and any money needed will have to be gained by selling players, which may indicate why they are holding out for more money on the "Van Man" deal and also why they are offering players in exchange rather than pay the full amount for the players they want, some players linked are still possible I guess but I would put my money of SAF trying to loan some Juventus players!
The G Man
I was on my way to buy tickets to the spurs inter milan mathc when i passed the gates and i saw ibrahimovic get out of a car and walk into the grounds.
Toon chairman Freddie Shepherd has stayed at home this weekend, whilst his team are playing second leg in Norway. Could be to do with the fact that Wes Brown was through departures this morning during my shift at Ncle International.
Watch this space!!
I know this is just a 'RUMOR' site but some people are so far off the mark it's incredible. With all the sources and back hand knowledge, to me, and a few of my mates it's getting more like fantasy fotball. Arsenal have been linked to every top player in the World, Marradonna is the only person left. Please stop posting dreams, that's what championship manager is for!
Firstly Man Utd: RVN - more or less gone to Real Madrid (waiting for right price), Torres - 50/50 he'd like to work with Rafa ideally, Gattuso would prefer to stay in Italy, Viera not likely (Gunners/Lyon), best chance Carrick, will also buy a back up keeper.
Chelsea: Cole-95% depends on his missus, but has bought house closer, may go for one more striker? but JM's summer spree just about done!
LFC: Kuyt no chance! this is just a smoke screen for Villa or Torres(yes it's true he wants to work with Rafa), LFC have got money that they just don't want to show, Alves deal done, Also look out for a few young unkowns (mainly Spanish kids) LFC are a bit cloak in dagger at momment keeping the truth undercover!
Arsenal: Viera very likely AW still not been fully paid for him, or will use cash owed as clout for Buffon, Camo, Trez, Thuram, Also Davies looking very close, otherwise Gunners wont be making any waves. They are becoming boring again.
Newcastle Please Please stop posting jokes about who they will buy have wasted so much money on useless players, GR does not have a full pot he will be hoping to get one big name but nothing special here, sorry Dreamers!
Sorry if I'm wrong but wont be far as I do really know someone well in (cant say no more) Prob be about 90% right just miss out on few extras, But 1 thing I ain't got my head in clouds! Love you all.
celtic fc news:
ALL THIS TALK OF GARY NAYSMITH IS A LOAD OF MINCE HE IS GOING TO GO TO WIGAN!! PLAYERS COMING TO CELTIC R BIG SOL CAMPBELL(HOPEFULLY). IAN HARTE HAS AGREED TO COME!!! DANISH MIDFIELDER THOMAS GRAVESON! AND I READ FROM A GUY SYAIN JAN KOLLER WILL COME I HAVE HERD THE SAME!!!!!!!
OUTS WILL BE : THOMPSON/PETROV/MO CAMARA/VIRGO/PEARSON/WALLACE AND BEATTIE ON LOAN
CELTIC TEAM NEXT YEAR:
CB-CALDWELL-UNTIL BALDE COMES BACK
BEWARE RANGERS PLG WONT STOP THIS TEAM!!!!!!!! WEVE WON THE LEAGUE AGAIN FLY THE FLAG!!!!
Gattuso Will Come To Man United For £10 Million.John O'Shea Will Leave Man United For Tottenham.Michael Carrick Should Join Man United For £19 Million.Fernando Torres Should Join Man United For £29 Million.Patrick Viera Should Join Man United By The End Of Next Week.
Players In:Gattuso(£10 Million)
Michael Carrick(£19 Million)
Fernando Torres(£29 Million)
Patrick Viera(£9 Million)
Swindon are keeping the Jutkiewicz story quiet because they want the deal to go smoothly, this doesn't looked to have worked with West Ham matching Manchester Uniteds offer off £500k and £250k after a certain number of appearances.
It is now unclear which club he will choose.
Man Utd News
Fernando Torres will not be a Manchester United player at the start of the season. Sir Alex will not spend big on a player that is not essential at Old Trafford at this present time. Because of Rooney, Rossi, Smith, Solskjaer and Saha, he will have adequate cover. The midfield is the priorety, and the number one is Gattuso(12m). He's at a reasonable age and will be a great compliment to Scholes. Sir Alex will not want to bring in two first choice central midfielders at the same time, so he will bring in Kevin Nolan(7m) to cover, and may , if good enough, take over the role of Scholes in time.
I live near the west ham training ground and the following players have been seen going in to the ground:-
So this means we should have more signings in the next couple of weeks.
No lies told
Mr West Ham
I am a youth player at Portsmouth and have it from very reliable sources that we have offers in for the following players. Jerzy Dudek(liverpool), Geremi(chelsea), Sol Campbell(free agent), Navas(Sevilla), Amdy Faye (newcastle), Jermaine Defoe(tottenham), Javier Saviola (Sevilla). Nicholas Anelka wont be coming and will choose between lyon, newcastle and Villareal.
Chelsea are ready to start a clear out and the following players will leave. Hernan crespo looks destined for inter milan. Geremi will leave but there are no known buyers yet. Wayne bridge with both fulham and spurs interested. asier del horno will go back to spain probly with valencia. One of the surprise exits could be michael essein, and bayern munich see him as the perfect replacement for ballack. Mourinho will change his wingers so duff(spurs or newcastle), robben(real madrid) will both leave. SWP will go to west ham on loan but expect liverpool to come in if they secure investment.They will be replaced with simao sombrasa and ashley cole will be used on the left in front of roberto carlos. Cudicini will leave after the arrival of hilario. Also expect joses annual purchase from russia.
Newcastle have enquied about damien duff and the player would choose them over spurs. the followowing strikers have been mentioned too: Luca toni, Julio Baptista,Hernan crespo,Javier Saviola and Nicholas Anelka.
my grandad knows rangers legend john grieg very well and hes been told that if rangers fail in their bid for sebo le guen will go for govou and apossible coach role for zidane heres hoping its a player coach and gattuso to rangers is unlikely not that he does not want to come bak cus his wife who is scottish wants a move bak home and i know gattuso would want to come bak but rangers are highly unlikely to pay that sort of transfer so man u are proberly his destination mon the gers CELTIC GET READY
Well, I've never had inside information before, but here goes. I have a friend who runs a hotel in Galicia - frankly we aren't that close but we doe share one thing in common. I'm a Liverpool fan, and he is a Valencia fan. Anyway, he called me this evening in a very excited state, as Rafa Benitez is staying at his hotel. Of course you know that Rafa is someone who plays his cards very close to his chest, and drinks very little. Well, my friend insisted on sharing a complimentary bottle of wine with him, and as those who don't drink could vouch for, Rafa got a little bit tipsy after the first glass.
It transpires that he is actually on holiday with his family, but plans to do a little business whilst he is away, which is to seal the transfer of David Villa. I would have thought Rick Parry would do this, but Rafa likes to have the final say. This obviously surprised me as I don't think we can afford Villa, but as you may have noticed, Liverpool are currently under offer, if you check out thetakeoverpanel.gov.uk. Allegedly, this offer for the club hasn't been finalised yet as the new owners (apparently the Krafts) don't want to get into a Chelsea situation of gaining a reputation for paying ridiculous amounts of money for players, like Abramovich does.
I don't know what the fee is, as my friend didn't ask, but he did tell me that a deal for Alves is virtually done also, but that Rafa wants to 'complete' on his big purchases before this is announced.
Don't you love red wine?
All this talk about 5 or 6 new signigns all the TRUE fans know is rubbish, wenger publicly stated yesterday at members day that he is looking for one, maybe two, new players and that will be it. Saviola and buffon deals are no goes but they still keep on coming up on here, THEY AINT HAPPENING!!! Wenger will also not pay 10m for davies as he is yet to prove himself, expect a defender as cover and maybe a midfielder, however cannot see deals happening for ya ya and maschereno as we already have Gilberto, Fabregas, Flamini and Diaby in that position. Dont expect any more 'big' signings as wenger does not opreate like that, he has tied up the main one Rosicky and we have Walcott aswell!!!
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Rafa Benitez has been in Seville to attempt to sign Dani Alves. 100% true as my dad is out there now on a work trip (and i'm not lying like most of you do). It might be difficult though due to sevillas asking price and the fact that Valencia are also intrested in him. Dirk kuyt may also join for about the same fee (around £10m) before the season begins away at sheff utd. Cmon reds
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I'm A Liverpool Fan but Just letting you Gunners Fans know something quite interesting that the Missus picked up of all people! She bought OK! Magazine and after reading the bit about Cole's Wedding she wanted to know what Tweedys Dad was on about because apparently he made "a tearful speech to Cole and his family begging him not to take his baby away" Now he wouldn't be "taking his baby away" if he moved to Chelsea now would he...? Liverpool to sign Alves and if Villa signs for Liverpool you might as well say we must run the ECHO behind the scenes because we haven't been linked once throughtout the whole of the Summer to Villa, still wouldn't be complaining if he did sign on the dotted line! COME ON YOU MIGHTY REDS!!!!
I know Darren Caskey's brother and he says that Darren will be joining the Reading coaching staff next week, the ex-Royals star is delighted to be rejoining and is looking forward to working with Steve Coppell.
I saw John Mensah at the Madjeski Stadium earlier today with Steve Coppell and John Madjeski.
Having missed out on Bernado Corradi, Reading are looking to sign Javier Portillo at a cut price £1m deal, due to his contract set to expire next July.
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Liverpool have made a final £10.2m bid for Dirk Kuyt. If Feyenoord don't accept the bid they have already earmarked Nicolas Anelka as an alternative.
They have also bid £9.8m for Sevilla's Daniel Alves and will not go above £10.3m. Sevilla have until 24th July to accept the bid otherwise Rafa Benitez will plan a raid for Fulham's Steed Malbranque.