Football Rumours Archive June 21 2006

 

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for people saying that ronaldo or ronaldiniho would join join celtic are wrong (they wouldnt waste their careers) but bolton and celtic aare showing intrest in JFH

Right first thing first

Ribbery will join Lyon

Horesface B Munich

Torres Manure

Carrick Manure

Saviola Arsenal

so can we stop all the speculation regarding these players

Now on to my Club LFC

Bellemy 6m done deal signs this week

Alves 8m Done deal

Kuyt 10m Done deal

Villa 15m (fee agreed last month) still possible as Rafa sees his front 3 as Kuyt center Villa Left & Bellamy right

Depending on Rafa's pick 1 of the following

Cambiaso Nolan Zapata

now this will cost around 48m to have the players he wants this summer and that is in budget for what he has available to him if he can sell the players he wants he has already agreed deals close to 20m in sales and an extra 6-8m can be got from player sales the board has set 30m plus sales as Rafa's Budget for the summer

The Future Is Bright The Future Is Red

Liverpool F.C news this is a list of players that wont and will be signing on at anfield this summer.

WONTS-

Jermaine Defoe-over priced only worth 8m but priced at 14m.

Darren Bent-for the same reason

Pablo Aimar-offered to Rafael Benitez but he turned the chance down.

Daniel Bonera-Rafa's happy with what he has.

Jermaine Pennant-too risky and with a certain brazilian joining simply not worth it.

Joaquin-has just agreed to stay on at betis

David Villa-has a buy-out clause of 80 million and unless he hands in a transfer request it wont happen.

Fernando Torres-when spain finally depart the world cup hes price will have almost doubled to about 30m.

WILL'S-

Fabio Aurellio-will turn down the chance to join villereal and real madrid to sign for free.

Gabirel Paletta-20 yr old argentine has already signed in january.

Mark Gonzalez-aready signed just awaiting work permit verdict.

Daniel Alves-liverpool and sevilla are very close to agreeing a deal probably in the region of 10.5m.

Antonio Zapater-the reason aimar wont be joining zapater will join for around 4.5m from zaragoza.

Dirk Kuyt-fee has been agreed and dirk is set to move to anfield after the world cup for about 12m.

Craig Bellamy-expected to sign for 6m by this friday and is a boyhood liverpool fan.

1st team for next season-

GK-REINA

LB-AURELLIO/RIISE

CB-HYYPIA/AGGER

CB-CARRAGHER

RB-FINNAN

LW-GONZALEZ/KEWELL

CM-ALONSO/SISSOKO

CM-GERRARD (C)

RW-ALVES

ST-CROUCH/KUYT

ST-BELLAMY/FOWLER

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A couple of things, the person who said 'ryan taylor to leave wigan' you're right he didn't get much first team action last season but Jewell see's him as a perfect replacement for chimbonda so he's going no where.

The person who said Arsenal have agreed a £20m fee for Torres, Athletico are in discussions with 3 teams, United who's deal they have accepted (£25m), milan who want him to replace Sheva but are trying to negotiate downwards, and chelsea because they bid for anyone united want.

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OK, my friend's buddies with Gregory Coupet, and allegedly Fabien Barthez, long-time sufferer of weak ankle ligaments, is experiencing considerable difficullties at Mrseille, and prefers the English Physiotherapists and season. Could a return to Manchester - or next best Watford - be on the cards? Only time will tell.

west ham news!:

INS:

young[3.2m]

malbranque[4.9m]

arca[1.4m]

johnson[loan]

barthez[free]

upson[2m]

cole[3m]

out: bywater[500k]

I heard that although spurs amybe be signing the likes of zakora,this talk has unsetteled a few members of the squad namely j jenas. Who is currently plyin on the right, and doesnt agree with jol's tactics and should leave this summer if zakora and few other come in, expect his destination to be either Arsenal or Man utd.

I don't know any facts but as this is a rumours site i would just like to point out to any arsenal fans that fernando torres will be a gunner after the world cup, that is the word around madrid and germany. Also if anyone watched "match of the day, world cup" after the spain and tunisia game they interviewed northern ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez and his words were and i quote, "Torres is a world class striker and finisher, it was only a matter of time for him to sign for a big club like Arsenal for around 20 million odd pounds." I know lawrie has nothing to do with arsenal but never the less his a manager and managers tend to know all the gossip before hand so believe me if u want or dont want its up to u also arsene wenger is in germany right now so he could easily tie up the deal.

Sparx

Fernando Torres is going to Arsenal for around £20m but this may be less with a player as part of the deal going to Athletico. Arsenal will also sign Buffon+Cannavaro when Juventus are ruined by the corruption case. Yaya Toure is a matter of days away from signing. This is not hearsay but fact. (From the one who brought you the Reyes-AFC story, The Vieira leaving story 2 months before and the Henry will stay story)

J.F HASSELBANK = SIGN 4 CELTIC

ADAM VIRGO = TO LEEV CELTIC

MOMO CAMARA = TO LEEV CELTIC

JURI JAROSIK = SIGN 4 CELTIC

NEIL LENNON = SIGN 1 YEER CONTRACT WITH CELTIC

DION DUBLIN = SIGN 1 YEER CONTRANCT WITH CELTIC

DAVID MARSHALL = GO OUT ON LOAN 4 A SEESON TO A PRMIERSHIP CLUB

IAN HARTE = SIGN 4 CELTIC

SNO = SIGN 4 CELTIC

DEREK RIORDAN = CELTIC AGREE COMPENSATION PAKAGE 4 RIORDAN TO GET HIM RYT NOW

JOHN HARTSON = TO LEEV CELTIC

CARLTON COLE = TO SIGN 4 CELTIC

CELTIC TEEM 4 NXT SEASON

BORUC

WILSON BALDE MCMANUS HARTE

NAKAMURA PETROV JAROSIK MALONEY

MILLER HASSELBANK

Great news for LFC if Totti does well in the World Cup he is up for sale and they are the favs to land him. LFC with most of their warchest going to pay for Totti (£21m + Cheyrou) aswell as signing Bellamy (£6m) and Alves (£10m) + those who are already coming into the club (Gonzalez, Paletta, Aurillio). Selling all unneeded players Cheyrou, Diao, Traore, Kirkland, Dudek, Potter, Warknock, Mellor, Medjani, Raven, Hamann(im sorry to say) + Nando and Whitbred already gone making about £20m leaving the board to fund £17m.

Reading Rumour

Reading are going to go after some experienced players to try to keep them up, expect moves for:

Hargreaves (wants move to premeirship, 2-3million)

Whitehead (would jump at chance to return to prem)

Malbranque (expect a cheaky bid, no chance)

Angel (proven goalscorer)

Holland (part of deal taking Sidwell to Charlton)

Arsenal News

Can confirm that Torres deal has already been agreed with Athletico Madrid pre world cup price of £20 million. He just has to agree personal terms and pass a medical after the world cup.

Ashley Cole is going to stay, Cygan, Campbell and Adebayor to leave. Ljungberg will stay and Pires replacement Ribery will be signed.

If Juventus don't pay up on the Vieira deal don't expect him to come back. More likely Buffon or Appiah to come to the gunners. Wenger new it was time to sell on Vieira and Champions League and World Cup performances have proved that.

i will say this once and once only ARSENAL have signed Torres already for £16 million this deal was done before the champions league final the man utd bid was a smoke screen to look like he was still a athletico madrid player because arsenal signed him before the window opened on june 1st ( naughty naughty arsenal) another deal done before the deadline was yaya toure £ 7 mill.

the final part of the wenger puzzle was rosicky who wenger also did behind the scenes incase of chelsea hi jacking any of these deals. the deal left to do is depending on whether portsmouth pirates come in for sol campbell and if the do c. davies will come in for a deal worth £6 mill

then arsenal will have 5 cb's toure,senderos,davies,djouru,connolly.

another dodgy thing wenger did was hype up theo walcott so much that sven would take him just on the of chance he might get a game and it would add some digits onto his value because he isn't as good as first thought he will be joing the rest of the promising young english talent that wenger spends big money or they come through the youth accademy then ships them out pennant,jeffers,r.smith,sidwell,hoyte,upson.

your heard it here first ME

You may laugh, but Dennis Lawrence of Wrexham has persuaded Dwight Yorke to sign for The Dragons

This isn't exactly a glamorous transfer rumour but Australian Vince Grella could be on his way to newly promote Levante.

Well NUFC, Roeder has said he'll bring in 5 or 6 players so I'll call that five:

Kuyt (12m)

Malbranque (4.5m)

Shaun Wright-Phillips (loan with view to buy)

Bridge (5m)

Neill (4.5m)

To raise the funds, on the way out will be: Boumsong(4m), Butt(500,000), Chopra(500,000), Milner(4m), Emre(4m)

I have on reliable information some hot Man Utd rumors:

. RVN will NOT be leaving, as SAF has made up with him.

. Torres is a done deal and will be made public after the world cup. (aroung 27.5 million)

. Riquelme will also sign for around 15 million.

. However there will be no other major signings, however some smaller transfers to allow backp players for the people leaving. Expect players such as Greg Halford(Colchester), Nigel De Jong(Hamburg) or even a suprise bid for SWP(Chelsea)!

. Unfortunately, Smithy WILL be leaving. Hes been a fans favoutite since he joined but SAF doesnt see him as a good enough player for united. Expect to se him off to another premiership club (possibly Aston Villa) for about 6 million.

. Other players leaving will be Silvestre (Rennes), Howard(already loan move to Everton - Ben foster will be recalled from his loan at watford as backup to VDS), Spector(joined the Hammers for £500,000) and Scholes (pompy want him for experience so they are planning bids for scholes and sol campbell of arsenal)

all 100% true. Watch this space!!!

Now that Spain have cemented their place in the last 16 of the World Cup, their squad have time on their side. Luis Aragones has promised to rest the majority of his starting XI, which means that Fernando Torres, Iker Casillas, Carles Puyol and co. have the best part of a week off. Torres will use the time off to decide where his future lies. There's still a slim chance that he'll stay at Atletico Madrid, though he has options on the table as Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are all said to be interested. Judging by the way he linked up with Cesc Fabregas, I'd say that a move to Arsenal isn't a million miles away. He's previously stated that he'd like a move to Arsenal and with Fabregas, Reyes and Almunia already there, he wouldn't feel like a duck out of water either.

I like to see everyone linking the same players to about 5 different teams or the fact they have seen such an such in a restaurant talking to a players agent. Even if it was a football agent they were talking to then it doesnt mean their talking about a certain player ie Torres, as they look after more than 1 player so it could be anyone plus its amazing how many people recognise everyones football agent cos I wouldnt have a clue. To many people have been playing Pro Evo or Champ Manager for to long. I know for a fact Tim Cahill will still be at Goodison Park next season, no point sayin i know blah blah blah but he will not join Man Utd for 8 or 9 million guaranteed. Cahill knows it was Moyes who has given him the chance to play in the Premiership and will honour his contract with the Blues especially after the signing of AJ & Lescott & TT (tourettes Tim), Cahill knows we are moving forward, Everton to sign Joey Barton involving a swap deal. Least the Blues have got somethin to look forward to next season for a change with at least 3 signings.

Oh an Newcastle fans - IF YOU KNOW YOUR HISTORY....

Newcastle have apparently bid for Wes Brown, with a fee of £8 million being talked about. Seems a bit much for an injury plagued player, although he is probably the best english centre half outside of the England squad

spurs 2006/7

in- curtis davies, hatem trabelsi OR pascal chimbonda, wayne bridge, didier zokora, darren bent, asamoah gyan, damien duff OR arjen robben, yaya toure, hatem ben arfa = approx £60 mill

out- paul stalteri, calum davenport, reto zieger, danny murphy, edgar davids, andy reid, john jackson, dean marny, emil halfredsson, rodrigo defendi, hossam ghaly, michael carrick, jermaine defoe, mark yeates = approx £ 35 million

im a interior designer working at ashburton grove arsenals new stadium ,what a stadium .by the way i am a spurs fan,and i could not beleive my eyes when david dean walked in with a gang of top looking suits .he was showing these guys around they were russians/investers, trying to listen what was going on deans phone went off after a conversation of about 5 minutes he hung up.to my suprise the smiling assassin smiled turned to these people and said we have got him, FERNANDO TORRES he replied 15 million up front with further add ons, arsene just finalised the deal , hours before the tunisia game he was a well happy man that really made my day. cum on the spurs

MAN UNITED

What on earth is the guy who says he want SAF th stay doing?! Of course its good that he is leaving MU. This way he will buy all the necessary player he needs for this season in the hope to win it, and will not be too bothered about his critics for doing that. Then we will finally get a new manager, with a much strengthened team! SAF has far too much influence at the club at the moment, he rubs players up the wrong way, and plays the game the way he wants to, and is not open to new ideas.

Personally I want Mark Hughes to take over, as he is our best ever top scorer, (a legend at the club). He is also a very competent manager. Talking about legends of MU... There were rumours about Roy keane taking over the MU manager position. This will not happen. He has ruled hismelf out of that race.

I think that SAF will go for either Carrick or Mascherano in the DM slot. Cahill in the AM slot. And he will try to buy either Duff or Ribery for the left wing. The other possiblity that he might try is to buy Lennon and play C.Ronaldo on the Left, with Lennon on the right.

RVN will stay, but only as a back up for when the other 2 strickers are not fit. These 2 will be Rooney and Torres (done deal 24mill). Saha will be sold onto a French club (SAF only played he to get him noticed (to get his price up), which is also what will happen at the world cup now that Cisse is gone from the french team). Guiseppe Rossi will be loan out (TO A PREMIERSHIP CLUB) where he will impress everyone loads. He will not be sold though if any offers do come in. Man Utd can also then recall him and play him if the other strikers are injured.

I still dont know what to think about Rafinha... (we definately need a new right-back) but is he good enough? can anyone with information please write it on this site.

Silvestre will leave to a french club, hienze and evra are far too good for him. O'shea will stay for sure (intergral to the club moral, plus SAF likes him).

JIMINY CRICKET

norwich will comfirm the sigining of rob hulse in the next 48 hours with carlos edwards next to follow.

I am Sheffield Wednesday fan through and through, and i have to say some of the rubbbish being posted on here is unbelievable. First Brunt to torquay, now us making a bid for some reject yeovil defender called skiverton. Will some people just get a grip! Sturrocks wish list for this summer was Lunt, Small, Bougherra, Etuhu, Ferguson, Eagles, and Carson on a 6 month loan. Stop making up tripe you losers.

So then it looks like Liverpool fans were right and Blackburn fans were wrong. After many discussions, it is now clear that Bellamy did have a £6,000,000 buy out clause in his contract if a champions league team came in for him. I for one am delighted on two accounts. Firstly, he can link up well with Crouch and the fact that he is much faster than Owen is a major plus. Secondly, it shows that Rafa will still buy another striker because he was never going to just spend a small amount of money on one. After Cisse's injury, we thought we would just sign one major striker, but now we will buy two. Cisse will still go to Marseille as they want to ensure they don't lose out to him to Lyon when he recovers. Kuyt looks the most likely second striker, whereas Aurelio and Zapater will complete our summer.

After PLG's dealings in the transfer market of him bringing in "unkown" players to Ibrox the rumours circulating around the blue side of Glagow suggest that the revolution is just about to begin with these big name players coming to Ibrox:

Zidane, PLG has talked him out of football retirement and Zizou will sign a one year playing deal with Rangers and in the Summer of 2007 he will start his coaching liscense at Largs and then will become one of PLG's coaching staff at Ibrox.

Elmander: Talks have been ongoing for weeks but Rangers have all but secured his services after the World Cup for a fee of £2.5 million.

Brown:PLG has stated that he wants to keep Rangers Scottish identity as a club and he has pulled of a real Scottish talent by offering Hibs £1.5 million for Brown's services.

Kranjcar:PLG has been impressed with Niko Kranjcar's performances in the World Cup and he will place a £2million bid to try and entice the playmaker to Ibrox and he will also pin his hopes on getting his man by telling Dado Prso to tell Kranjcar of the great history of Rangers.

Clerc:PLG will bring his old collegue from Lyon in on a free transfer, Francois Clerc can play anywhere in defence,somewhere Rangers nees to strengthen.

Clement:Another Lyon player who is on his way to Ibrox,Rangers have eventually stumped up the £1 million Lyon were asking for and Jeremy Clement has had his hearts set on a move to Ibrox for weeks and his move is about to come true.

Webster:Another Scottishman PLG admires and he has placed a £750.000 bid on the table for the troubled Hearts star.

Players on their way out of Ibrox are:Bob Malcolm,Marvin Andrews,Olivier Bernard,Jose Pierre Fan-Fan,Mark Kalenga and Nacho Novo.

THE BLUE BEAR.

I realise people believe Owen Hargreaves is a bad player, but i can't see Bayern Munich's first choise defensive midfielder moving to Watford for £2,000,000. If anything, he will move to Manchester United or Newcaslte, although with the pending departure of Hamman, Liverpool may also show an interest. However, Bayern are more than happy with him and it all depends on whether the player believes his England chances will be enhanced by moving. He will not move for anything less that £7,500,000.

I have heard than Thierry Henry pledged his loyalty to Arsene Wenger rather than Arsenal itself. Therefore when Arsene Wenger leaves The Emirates in 2008, he will take Thierry with him. Hope this is not true, but I am assured by my best mate (who lives next door to Lee Dixon) that it is.

I've heard that there will be a mass exodus at Easter Road this season

Ivan Sproule = Fulham £150,000

David Murphy = Middlesborough £750,000

Kevin Thomson = Spurs £1.1m

Scott Brown = Charlton £895,000

Also hibs will purchase

Chris Hackett = £0

Rob Jones = £150,000 (done deal)

Andrew Sproule = £25,000

Peter Thompson = £200,000

Stephen McGuinness = £0 (lower league Northern Ireland team)

Jon Paul McGovern = £76,000

Just remember Dazo knows best

Celtic will definately sign 3 more players to compliment the current squad, these players are Kadlec from Sparta Prague, Sno from Feyenoord and Carlton Cole from Chelsea, however replacements have been lined up for players who might leave parkhead during the summer, they are Nakata from Fiorentina as a direct replacement from Petrov, Ono from Uwara Reds or Brown from Hibs depending on who is cheapest to replace Lennon and either Viduka or Hasselbaink from Middlesbrough to replace Hartson.

Gareth Southgate looking to sign ecuador striker Delgado and Steau Bucharest striker nicolae dica after the world cup

To the idiots who reckon that:

1) Dexter Blackstock is going to Argyle - get a grip son. This man is hated in Plymouth and would never sign for us after his loan spell here 2 seasons ago when he went back to Scumhampton and slated us.

2) Akos Buszaky is going to Sheffield Wednesday. What complete tosh.

Anyway, Pymouth Argyle will appoint Ian Holloway this week and will sign four players prior to pre-season training. Possibilities include Hayter (Hull) as he wants to go to a club where he is likely to get some first team action and a couple of versatile defenders.

Torres has not and will not sign for Man Utd. He has said he is an admirer of Arsenal, FACT! He will not join Real or Barca because of his respect for Athletico. He will not join Chelsea to sit on the bench. So that leaves Arsenal or Man Utd. At Arsenal he will be first choice with Henry and will play alongside his good friends Cesc & Reyes. What can Man Utd offer him that is better??? Agents for the player will be seen at a few clubs but this is only to try to drive the price up(and their own commission). I believe the Price has been set at 25m over three years, which both Man Utd and Arsenal can afford. He will make his mind up after the World Cup and I would be very surprised if he opted for Man U. Arsenal have been even more smarter by stating their interest in Man U target Carrick, to possible drive the price higher and weaken their funding for Torres. Man U will only be able to afford 2 big name players these will more likely be Carrick and Cahill at a total cost of 25m. Man U will also buy youth with a bid for Kerlon. Arsenal will add Torres (13m up front) and Davies (6m), (a couple of Juve players (Buffon & Thuram)depending on situation), plus youth players Gago and Merida, with Sahin joining in January.

On another note, Spurs fans linking him with their club, get real, you lost all chance of signing players like this when you finished Fifth.

Torres wont be coming to Utd at all, he will end up at AC Milan as Shev's replacement. If Utd sign a striker they wont be paying anywhere near £20m. All money is to be concetrated on the midfield.

Expect a bid for Petit and Riquelme in the late Summer

Arsenal fans, Arsene Wenger feels that Robin Van Persie deserves a starting place with Thierry Henry now and with Walcott in the frame and Jose Reyes dropping to the bench as well as Adebayor in the squad, he will not persue the signing of a striker. However i think Ze Roberto will come in on a free and Hleb will go back to right-mid of Reyes will play there. Curtis Davies will be the only big signing for about £7 million and a goalkeeper could come in although Lehmann will retain his place. No right-winger will be brought in as Hleb, Reyes and Walcott can all comfortably play there. Expect only 2 signings - Ze Roberto being the big one and Curtis Davies - also a huge talent tho Pompey and Spurs are interested. If Ashley Cole leaves which is now looking unlikely then a left back will be brought in and that could be German Lahm! Yaya Toure is looking unlikely as is Joey Barton or another midfielder with Rosicky being a huge talent. There is a chance for Nedved to join Arsenal if Juventus are relegated which would then see him partner Czech mate Rosicky in midfield or on the right. Fabregas will get the nod ahead of Gilberto on most occasions.

EXPECT:

-------------------Lehmann------------------

----Eboue----C.Davies----Toure----A.Cole----

--Hleb/Reyes--Rosicky--Fabregas--ZeRoberto--

---------------Henry---v.Persie-------------

Subs: Almunia, Djourou, Senderos, Lauren, Hoyte, Flamini, Gilberto, Diaby, Reyes, Walcott, Adebayor

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Owen Hargreaves to sign for Bolton in the next month for 3.75 million

everton .n.e.w.s.

everton have aleady spent 14 million so ther r not going to make many more signings but they will sell a couple of players to buy 2 more players barton and malbranque naysmith weir and macfaden will be leavin and that will make funds for malbranque and barton who both want to leave their club CAHILL IS NOT GOING AS HE HAS SED ON EVERTOND WEBSITE HE WANTS TTO STAY AND YOBO IS AS HE AS SED

nufc news!!!

get excited toon fans cos i've heard we will sgn 4 quick, attacking players, exactly wot we need, rumours have it that malbranque will sign for 3.5 mill, Swp will also join, probably on loan. Also we will sign 2 strikers , 1 will b Dirk kuyt for round 9 million, 2nd one is unknown. We will also sign 2 defenders, a left back and a centre back. i've heard the left bak will be wayne bridge cos robbie elliot's future is stil unknown. Wes Brown is also being looked at by the toon , wit boumsong heading out of st. james park. Milner looking likely to go to wigan or villa. Team nxt season hopefully:

Given

Carr W.brown Bramble / taylor bridge

Wright-phillips Parker malbranque n'zogbia

owen kuyt

other players: harper , ramage, moore, babayaro, solano, dyer , emre, ameobi , luque

possible players out : luque ,harper, maybe emre, faye ,

Heres the Liverpool lowdown!:

Benitez will get Craig Bellamy and then also sign another striker as well although Bellamy and Crouch will be the Premiership pairing with Fowler and Luis Garcia on the bench mostly. Sinama-Pongolle will be sold or loaned, Cisse will be loaned to Marseille and Anthony Le Tallec will go to PSG and Neil Mellor will leave.

This leaves room for a 5th striker - either a youngster as in Luke Moore or possibly a big name aging striker for Europe like Ronaldo (5m) or Allesandro DelPiero from Juventus for £6 million, the latter being likely with lack of opportunities at Turin and clubs bad situation or it could be Pablo Aimar for £6.5 million.

Daniel Alves will agree a deal when Seville accept £8.5 million and he will be the summers most expensive signing.

Benitez did want to bring in David Villa but that looks unlikely now.

INCOMING:

<> CRAIG BELLAMY - Blackburn - £6 million

<> DANIEL ALVES - Seville - £8.5 million

<> VICTOR - Deportivo - FREE

<> A.DEL PIERO - Juventus - £6 million

<> MARK GONZALEZ - Albacete - done deal

<> FABIO AURELIO - Valenica - FREE

<> GABI PALETTA - Banfield - done deal

The Aimar deal is probably more likely than Del Piero or Ronaldo but Benitez is looking at the Juve situation. The first transfer should be announced by either Friday or Monday - Premiership Fixtures out on Thursday at 10 a.m!

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WATFORD TEAM NEXT SEASON

FOSTER

DOYLEY DEMERIT SHITTU/MACKAY ROBINSON

YOUNG D. FLETCHER FRANCIS NAYSMITH

KING ELLINGTON

ADIE B TO INVEST IN WBA DUO ELLINGTON AND ROBINSON FOR TOTAL OF 4 MILL

DAMIEN FRANCIS FOR 1 MILL

SHITTU FOR 8OOK

NAYSMITH FOR 1.2 MILL

FOSTER AND FLETCHER ON SEASON LONG LOANS FROM OLD TRAFFORD

WEST HAM TEAM NEXT YEAR

Carrol

Spector/ Anton Gabby Konch

Mullins

Bowyer/ NRC Hargreaves/ Ethrington/

Alex Mullins Alex

Benayoun

Ashton/

Harewood

OTHER SUBS: Walker, Hislop, Zamora, Collins, Bowditch (650k) Eprahim, Reid,

Pards will look to play 4-5-1 / 4-3-3 depending how you look at it. Ashton will be 1st choice to be the target man with benayoun playing in the whole behind him as yossi would relish that role and it would bring the best out of him. Owen Hargreaves will join and play the holding role with NRC playing box to box as he does so well. Hayden Mullins (although he was superb in midfield this season) is seen as our answer to the right back problem as he is strong defensively and very good on the ball - pards likes full backs who are good on the ball. More signings may come in if needed to ensure we compete in europe and the PL.

SPURS NEWS: Carrick, defoe, robbo, king, lennon, jenas all leaving as they want to go onto better things. Spurs fans should realise one fairly good season (which west ham stopped you getting CL - extremely pleasing) doesnt mean you are going to compete for the tittle. You are living in a different world to everyone else

ARSENAL RUMOURS = arsenal, man u, chelsea and real madris have reportedly had bids excepted for torre with real madrid and arsenal his prefered choice. Arsenal have decided on a back up if they cannot get torres and that is Saviola Barcalona are desperatly trying to sell him and a bid around 8mil will be enough to prise him away the only problem is that he wishes to stay in spain. arsenal will definatly sign jeremy mendes as well as mexes when sol campbell leaves.

The players most likely to sign for man u this summer will be 2 from carrick, mascherano,diarra, cambiasso and gattuso as well as muntari or ribery. No defenders will be signed and a striker will only come in if RVN leaves, most likely torres after an impressive world cup. Several young talents may come in such as kerlon and a young norwegian. Players leaving will not include fletcher and o'shea as SAF and dressing room rate them highly. Possible leaving include miller and other reserve team players.

STOP! posting rubbish about aresnal signing adriano or buffon- it won't happen and if you're going to make up rubbish at least make it sound plausible(Juve players leaving, cambiasso?) considering he plays for inter. good to see people have realised bellamy is the sort of class liverpool can expect this summer.

west ham targets [order of probability] :

young - 3.4m - handed in a transfer request but is reconsidering it, he is stalling over his contract that charlton offered him] = ALMOST CERTAIN!

malbranque - 5m - in a straight race with newcastle but they are only willing to play 2m for him = ALMOST CERTAIN!

arca - 1.5m - pardew has stated that he is interested in him and could snap him up on the cheap as sunderland are willing to sell him for this price = VERY VERY LIKELY

c.cole - 2m - wants out of chelsea and west ham are his probable destinantion but if not he will go to tottenham or reading

upson - 2m - doesnt want to ruin his england chances by playing in the coca-cola and pardew is very interested in him for cover for gabbidon. = probably

[MORE TO COME TOMMOROW!]

[RHYS]

I WAS THE FIRST IN ENGLAND, TO SAY THAT BELLAMY WOULD BE GOING TO LIVERPOOL, AND NOW IT'S HAPPENING. I TOLD YOU ALL IN FEBRUARY, AND NOW IT HAS COME TRUE. REMEMBER THE NAME 'RED BARON', BCUS I NEVER LIE!!! DANI ALVES WILL BE LIVERPOOL'S NEXT SIGNING AFTER BELLAMY, (SAID THAT AGES AGO 2).

SAVIOLA 2 SIGN FOR ARSENAL AFTER THE WORLD CUP!!! U HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!! AJ

EFC will sign joey barton and kevin nolan for a new aggresive scouse midfield both can play and also nolan can equal tim cahill scoring record from midfield the sad news is tim cahill is very likely join man ure or no im not joking inter milan! for 6-8 million after the wc also getting the axe are deadwood kevin kilbane simon davies sandro pistone and dickie wright total gain from the sales around 3-5million. sad news for me is that super lee carlsley is set to join bolton after the comfirmation of barton and nolan arrival.A possilbe deal that might go through is gary naysmith and james mcfadden to celtic with s petrov joining everton! so are new midfild could be petrov==barton==nolan==arteta great midfield with pace skill and detremination! blues for europe!

For all u ppl who didn't believe me when I said Kuyt,bellamy,Alves,palleta and Aurelio,check out all sites. Feyenoord have reluctantly accepted 10 million pounds and Kuyt will move to Anfield once Holland are knocked out of WC.Bellamy is sure to join by saturday and Alves is coming soon too.GO LIVERPOOL ------KM-------

my girlfriends' dad works at old trafford and apparently utd will be signing torres for 25 mil and mascherano for another 15 mil and armando petit for 7 mil. rvn will be leaving for bayern for about 12 mil and silvestre is likely to move to lyon for 5.5 mil. in the event that mascherano decides not to come, the 2nd choice is carrick and the third choice is zokora of st. etienne who has been impressive for ivory coast in the world cup. Riquelme is unlikely to come to man utd, as his preferred destination is inter milan, who are likely to sign him for 17.5 mil.

!!!!!!!!!ATTENTION ALL ARSENAL FANS!!!!!!!!!

the news you have all bee waiting for....

FERNANDO TORRES has sealed a 3-year deal at the emirates for next season the news has fleed from Germany that Torres has claimed he WILL be and arsenal player next season as he has been convinced by his fellow spanish companions Reyes + Fabregas.He has rejected the chance to join milan and man poo the price is thought to be around 20-26 million.Also i believe juventus will have to let some of there players go and buffon could be the perfect replacement to end jens Lehmann's wonderful carrer.CALLY MAC

celtic to sign a few more players before the start of the season. They may go for Nakata or Ono and possibly that Polish guy that 'Magic' recomended and a LB. Also ronaldo joining rangers....ur havin a laff why would he want to play in the UEFA cup.

HAIL HAIL mon the hoops!

everton are interested in unwanted barcelona's argentina wc star javier saviola who has just won the uefa cup with sevlla whilst on loan. the year before last year he also scored a champion leauge winner against liverpool for monaco that my type of foward!!!

Man utd will sign maschenro,Carrick,riquelme and Torres. They wont be signing tevez,cambiasso,diarra or gattuso.

no one (apart from fringe players) will be sold or loand out. Foster will be kept in squad as howard has been loaned out.

Chelsea will sign Roberto Carlos and Carlos Tevez

Juventus will be relegated so Buffon,Thuram,zambrotta,veira,nedved,trezeguet,ibrahimovic etc. will all be sold mainly to Arsenal,Chelsea,Real Madrid and Both Milans

Adriano and Martins are staying where they are.

The 3 promoted teams (Reading,Sheff utd and watford) will all be given £10m to spend but neither will spend more than £4m on one player.Steve Sidwell isnt leacing Reading and Bent wont be leaving Charlton.

100% true.

Glen Roeder is planning to bring in 5 or 6 new faces during this transfer window! 2 of these are Dirk Kuyt of Feyenoord for around 10 million and Steed Malbranque who is available from Fulham for around 4 million! If Kuyt decides against a move to NUFC then Roeder will approach Charlton with a lucrative offer for Darren Bent!

middlesbrough will bid for spurs foward jermain defoe and we are also interested in milan baros.newcastle fans are boring me saying they are the sleeping giant of english football what are they in a 100 year coma! come on you boro!!! ps we are the best in the north east!!

Just seen chris suker of Barnsley! he was in frakie+bennys of swansea! i seen him with kenny jackett and the cheif scout! please believe me this is not a rumour!, he drives a black y'reg X5 and was wearing a blue cap!

UP THE SWANS=

Man united have secretly signed the following players: Torres 27m over 3 years he has already told his spanish teammates, Mascherano 9.75m Heinze convinced him to sign Riquelme 12m once again heinze Kerlon 5m Boruc 4m ferguson saw him play for poland

Arsenal are going to be bringing in many fresh faces to the Emirates. They will sign Buffon and Thuram from Juve as they are still owed money from vieira plus Juve will most probably be hit with a huge fine. Thuram will be signed as a replacement for Campbell (3m to Pompey) and Rosicky will opperate on the wing with the signings of Van Der Vaart and Gago being secured for the long term as Freddy and Gilberto get older. AW will not sign another striker because of RVP's recent form. Reyes will be off to Real for 22m with Kaka being signed using the money (possibly + Lupoli).

Arsenal Team 06/07

Buffon

Eboue-Toure-Senderos/Thruam-Cole

Rosicky-Fabregas-Gago/Kaka-Van Der Vaart/Hleb

Henry-Van Persie/Walcott

I've been tipped off that Charlton Athletic are going to sign a World Cup goalkeeper. It's not glamorous, it's not a big money deal...it's Shaka Hislop! Following his heroics for Trinidad and Tobago in group B in Germany, Hislop has become quite highly sought after. West Ham own him for one more season, but new Charlton boss Iain Dowie is eager to sign the veteran stopper for a minimal compensation fee. Stephan Anderson and Thomas Myhre will provide competition next season.

sheffield united are set to sign paul mclaren from rotherham as nicky butt has rejected the blades for being "a small club going back down"

Now that Owen could be out for the SEASON GR and FS will make moves to get defoe and ashton asap also campbell is a done deal as is woodgate pay as you play deal as is melbranque

peter lewis the toon

Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham will reject a new contract offer from the Spanish giants and play out the final season of his contract at the Bernabeu. Beckham will sign a two year contract with MLS side Dallas Burn next summer on a free transfer to end his career in the States, a move that will earn him one more lucrative contract. Madrid are going to sign his replacement this summer, though, in the shape of Lyon and France playmaker Florent Malouda. The Frenchman will complete a £13m move after the World Cup.

ARSENAL NEWS!

Brazilian reports suggest that David Dein has been to contact over Javier Mascherano. claims of a £11m deal to be confirmed after WC.

Also expect Fernando Torres ( with a little help from Jose Reyes and Cesc )to be snubbing man utd for the gunners as Man U will sign Ribery and a striker from Italy.

As Ribery snubs AFC, there is truth in the signing of Van der Vaart from Hamburg to replace Pires not Rosicky. Davies will be AFC's final signing of the summer, NO GK!!

WATFORD NEWS

My mate works at the ground and has heard rumours that no one will be bought untill after the world cup but many contacts have been found! A second bid for Paul Robinson has been lanched and a third is likely to happen! A second bid for matty Killgannon has been sent to leeds but no response has been recieved, they were willing to offload Hulse for 1.3 million but Aidy declined! other rumours are that Aidy has been in contact with a member of the England squad which is likely to be Owen Hargreaves as he wants a move away but Portsmouth and middlesbourgh are after him also. Reports about Walcott are true and he was likely to be loaned to Watford but that has stalled due to tems and World cup in progress! Aidy has been watching the World cup carefully with his scouts out in Germany to pick up talent! Chrsi Eagles is likely to be returning to vicarage Road and no news at present, about Ben Foster as SAF is not willing to discuss at present! THERE WILL BE SURPRISES!!! -BIG A-

I'm sick of the huge lists of Norwich incomings that are apparently definate.

Currently, neogtiations are at an advanced stage for West Ham's Clive Clarke. However, the enquiry for Hulse was only made a few days ago.

A move for Carlos Edwards has also broken down due to his World Cup performances. It is believed Luton wanted £750k, but now want £1.5mil. Norwich aren't prepared to pay that.

A firm enquiry has also been made for a fourth player; I believe it to be someone from Wigan - but I was told that enquiry produced undesirable results.

Valencia CF will use the loaning of Pablo Aimar to Real Zaragoza as weight to capture Real's young attacking midfielder (and Liverpool target) Alberto Zapater.