Football Rumours Archive March 21 2007
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Speaking to Gordon Strachan on Monday morning at Celtic Park, I asked him what he had planned for the Summer and he said "It's going to be a very exciting Summer, probably the most exciting in the Clubs history"
Good to hear that, at least now we know there will be a few good signings!
I expect going by Rumours, and scouts/ manager seen at matches that we will move for:
Darren Barr - £500k, FalKirk
Michal Kadlec - £750k, Sparta Prague
Michael Lamey - Free, PSV
Alou Diarra - £2. 5m, Lyon
Demy De Zeeuw - £3m, Alkmaar
Steven Naismith - £2m, Kilmarnock
James McFadden - £2m/ Swap (Kenny Miller)
Robbie Keane - £6m, Tottenham
Telfer - Free
Balde - £250k
Lennon - Free
Jarosik - £1m
Gravesen - £2m
Beattie - £500k
Miller - £2m/ Swap (McFadden)
Zurawski - £1. 2m
Boruc, Brown, Marshall
Wilson, Lamey, Caldwell, Pressley, Barr, Kennedy, McManus, O'Dea, Naylor, Kadlec
Nakamura, McGlinchey, Hartley, Ferry, De Zeeuw, Diarra, McGeady, Riordan
Vennegoor, Keane, Naismith, McFadden, Sheridan
Major transfers this summer
Micah Richards-Chelsea 12 mil
Owen Hargreaves-Chelsae 15 mil
Aaron Lennon-Chelsea 18 mil
David Villa-Liverpool 22 mil
Dani Alves-Barca 15 mil
Ronaldinho-Ac Milan 25 mil PLus Gattuso
Valeri Bojinov-Liverpool 8 Mil Plus Crouch
Juninho Pernumbucano-Ac Milan 4 Mil
Sami Eto'o-Liverpool 18 mil
Gio Dos Santos-Liverpool 11 mil
Frank Lampard John Terry-Real Madrid 35 mil combined because Mourinho will be at the Bernabeau next seaon
Chinede Ogbuke (striker for Lyn Oslo) -Arsenal 5 mil
Why are u Geordies dreaming of BRIDGE, DEMICHELIS, BABEL, CLAUDIO PIZARRO KLOSE JUST TO NAME A FEW! ARE U GUYS INSANE WHY ON EARTH WOULD THEY LEAVE CLUBS THATS REGULARLY In THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOR A MEDIOCRE TEAM LIKE NEWCASLTE. THE SAME GOES FOR FOR EVERTON FANS SWP, JOEY BARTON, BENOIT PEDRETTI. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE. U BUNCH OF ENGLISH MUKES
Rumour has it Arsenal have already struck a deal with Ajax for Ryan Babel - to be around 8mil.
Celtic are looking at Cruz Azul's prolific Argentinian striker Cesar Delgado. He was due to be out of contract in the summer, but signed a one year extension with Cruz earlier in the season, however, this was before he became aware of European interest. He may be prized away from Cruz with a bid in the region of £1-2 million.
out: Jarosik - Sparta Prague (swap)
Gravesen - Everton, Man U, Newcastle (2m)
Miller - Newcastle, Everton, Sunderland (1m)
Zurawski - Wolfburg (1. 5m)
Beattie - Hibernian (500k)
Marshall - Hibernian (750k)
Balde - Nates (250k)
in: Schaars - AZ Alkmar (2m)
Kadlec - Sparta Prague (swap)
Sidwell - Reading (free)
Bellamy - Liverpool (5m)
O'Shea - Man United (2. 5m)
Makaay - Bayern Munich (2m)
Anyone heard any Marseille rumours plZ?
There is no chance of Everton signing SWP becuase pompey will. They will aslo sign two strikers and an attacking middfielder, maybee a left back aswell
Pompey Ins/ SWP, Sidwell, Yakubu, Nugent, Barry
Outs/ Troure, Stefanovic, Ashdown
Just to clear a few things up, firstly Robbie Keane is Martin Jols 1st choice striker along with berbatov so no way would he sign for Celtic for only £5m and as for kris boyd to Fulham for £2. 5m, Rangers rejected a bid of around £6m last summer so he will be staying unless a bigger bid from a much bigger club than Fulham come in for him. Also 2 years ago when Bellamy was going to Celtic the manager was Martin o'Neil not wgs get your facts right
whittiker £1. 75m
also look for some young players and a gk to replace boruc as well as a striker
Rite as I said in december Liverpool will sign Voronin from Leverkusen that has been confirmed so why would Rafa spend over 20 mill on a new striker? he won't (not until January anyway) expect Liverpool to sign Amauri from Palermo for 15 mill and then expect the other signings to be a lot lower fees loans or youth players. Sebastian Leto will be the 1st young player 2 come in he will cost £1. 85 mill from FC Lanus and Gary Mackay Steven has signed from Ross county on a bosman Dean Bouzanis will be signed from Institute of Sport in Australia and loaned out to Sydney until he gets a Work Permit. Expect to see all the recent young players in the Carling Cup next season these include: Gabi Palletta, Dani Padelli, Nabil El Zhar, Ronald Huth, Emiliano Insua, Fran Duran and Jordy Brouwer.
CELTIC'S SUMMER SHOPPING LIST (Not all will be bought)
Goalkeepers: (should Boruc be sold)
Fabianski - £750k
Gordon - £4m
Whittaker - £1. 2m
Barr - £350k
Kadlec - £750k
Schaars - £3m
Barton - £5m
Diarra - £2. 5m
De Zeeuw - £3. 5m
Sidwell - Free
Culina - £1m
Aldonin - £2m
Adu - £2. 5m
Geraerts - £1. 3m
McFadden - £2m or (swap with Miller)
Naismith - £1. 5m
Petric - £1. 7m
Keane - £6m
Vagner Love - £4. 3m
Bellamy - £6m
Koevermans - £2. 3m
Ogunsoto - £1. 2m
Vandenbergh - £1. 7m
Have heard that if Watford go down, which seems likely, Ben Foster may go to Rangers on loan next season due to the friendship of Walter Smith and Fergie. this would give him continued experience and possible European football. also heard that Darren Fletcher may go in a reduced transfer fee. Paul Scholes has allegedly going to retire at the end of next season and become either a youth team coach / scout or give up the game completely and enjoy his family. Finally Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes will be replaced ( not really possible ) by Nani, Rooney (playing deeper), Hargreaves and a possible audacious bid for Joe Cole ( injured or playing in reserves sorry "rotting in" reserves.
Celtic are ready to sell Shunsuke Nakamura for 4mill with Daisuke Matsui coming in as a replacement to keep the asian market how I know this is I work as an advertisment agent for the asian tv sports network star tv
- the worm has spoken-
I missed out Sno from the Celtic team above
Newcastle United Outs:
Luque - PSG - 1. 5 Million
Emre - B. Munich - 6 - 8 Million
Carr - Celtic - 1 - 1. 5 Million
Pattinson - Release
Babayaro - 1 - 1. 5 Million
Df Bernard - Doubtful hasn't been fit since signing in summer 2006
Df Bramble - Doubtful - not doing the job
Df Moore - Doubtful - injuries
Gk Srnicek - Doubtful - only brought in to cover injuries
Md Sibierski - 1 year extension
DF Edgar - 1 year extension
Df Solano 2 year contract
Df Oguchi Loan made permanent 2 year contract
Newcastle United In:
Df - A. Ferdinand - 6 Million
Df - W. Bridge - Loan/ 4. 5 Million
Df - Woodgate - 12 Month Loan
Md - Babel - 6 Million
Fd - Ashdon - 8 Million
Total Spending approx 24 Million with players (10 - 12 Million) and sponsorship revenues covering the costs - Northern Rock issue Newcastle United with Interest Free loans when purchasing players this was part of the sponsorship agreement.
However the Bable deal could be a exchange loan deal for 12 months with Luque. If players impress then would exchange moneys agreed.
And just like to add who ever thinks that NUFC will get money for Bramble is barking up the wrong tree. He is a fee agent at the end of the season and because of age, Newcastle wouldn't recieve compensation.
Other Premiership Main Targets:
Arsenal - Ribery - 9 Million
Aston Villa - Bellemy - 6 Million
Blackburn - Nugent - 7 Million
Bolton - L. Neill - 2 Million
Charlton - Relegated
Chelski - Prob's everybody half decent
Everton - Bellemy - 6 Million
Fulham - Bent - 5 Million
Liverpool - Villa - 18 Million
Man City - Alan Smith - 4. 5 Million
Man Utd - Hargreaves - 15 Million
Middlesboro - Upson - 4 Million
Newcastle - see above
Portsmouth - A. Ferdinand - 6 Million
Reading - Reo Coka - 3 Million
Sheffield Utd - Blake - 1. 5 Million
Spurs - Barnes - 7 Million
Watford - relegated
West Ham - relegated
Wigan - Anelka - 6 Million
Hey guys. Are all these rumours about Carlito Tevez coming to United? Did Fergie watch him in Blackburn's game against West Ham? Tevez is starting to adapt in the English Lifestyle and he has started to play good football. If he is coming to United then all we Man Utd fans must be excited! What I heard about transfer rumours in general:
A. Robben 23m to Barcelona
Nani 11m to Man Utd
Reyes 14m to Atletico Madrid
Babel 15m to Arsenal
Ribery 17m to Arsenal
Deco 17m to Chelsea
Havard Nordtveit to either Man Utd or Arsenal for 2m
C. Ronaldo is going nowere
Huntelaar and heitinga might come to Old Trafford but both of them are targets for Arsenal, Liverpool, Milan and Tottenham
The bigger summer transfer is going to arrive to san siro. The chosen one will be Ronaldinho for about 68m!
The manager next season won't be Newal (spelling), it will be Keegan, I have inside information that confirms this.
Next, LCFC will try and bring in out of favour Premiership striker Teddy Sheringham, as WHU are on the way down anyway, teddy feels that Leicester are about to shoot back up so he wants to join in on Millan's plans.
They will try and bring in another experienced striker in the form of Robbie Fowler, although he is more likely to join the MSL next season.
Also expect Hinkley United to become a feeder club to Leicester when Millan's plan starts to work.
100% true, as usual :D
Gillingham's Matthew Jarvis to transfer on free to Nottingham Forest after rejecting a renewed contract.
Dan the man is an idiot.
Firstly to the numerous Chelsea fans who maren'tain Mourinho will be at Stamford Bridge next season. YOU ARE COMPLETELY WRONG AND I THINK YOU KNOW IT. Jose's relationship with Abramovic is crumbling by the day and it is no secret to those in the know in the football world that Roman is looking for Jose's replacement. Expect Rijkaard to take over as the tabloids rightly suggest. This will see one or two Barca players joining him, sorry not Ronaldinho or Xavi or Messi, but most likely Deco or (wait for it. ) GudJohnsen. Chelsea have missed his intelligent passing and running and are keen to end his Barca nightmare.
BUT THE BIGGEST RUMOURS COMING Out OF STAMFORD BRIDGE IS THE DESTINATION OF FRANK LAMPARD WHO WILL SENSATIONALLY MOVE TO RIVALS LIVERPOOL I know this seems far-fetched but this comes straight from the Anfield corridors of power. Don't expect to hear anything on this till Mourinho is showed the door which will be at the end of the season or when they get knocked out of the Champs League. SOrry Chelsea fans, future's not looking rosey
FalKirk will bring in the following players in the summer
GK-Kasper Schmeichel (Man C)
CD-Scott Cuthbert (Celtic)
CD-Armand Traore (Arsenal loan)
CD-Alfie Kamara (Arsenal)
MD-Sammy Moore (Ipswitch)
MD-Richard Cole (West Ham)
MD-Tomasz Cywka (Wigan)
ST-James Vaughan (Everton)
ST-Osman Suma (Ajax)
ST-Michael McGlinchey (Celtic)
IF U DISAGREE TELL ME WHERE AND Y
To the guy who said: "The rumour that Mourinho is leaving is not true so that settles that arguement. " The fact that you said it's not true settles absolutely nothing. If you're able to ignore all the signs, fights, arguments, team unrest, interest from Real, his ridiculous comments, questionable tactical decisions, and the nominal play, then you truly are deluded. Mourinho IS leaving for Real Madrid and Chelsea will be better for it. A new manager may get the team to play as well as their salaries indicate they should. Also, you mispelled argument.
Aston Villa will be signing Sidwell on a free from Reading, unless Reading get into Europe. He's already stated that he doesn't want a move to Scotland. Bardsley will be signed for £2m, Man United are looking for alternative options as to who will fill Neville's shoes when he's too old. MON will shell out around £6m for Reo Coker whether West Ham stay up or not. Also Liverpool may offload Bellamy to Aston Villa, as Rafa Benitez is now looking for world class strikers to lead his front line. Expect a fee of around £8m. On the way out this summer will be Samuel (Free), Delaney (Free), Hendrie (Free), Djemba Djemba (£300k), Angel (£2m) .
These dealings are 90% likely to happen, with a few more signings likely to be made.
Leicester will swoop for seasoned striker Neil Mellor. Expect this move to happen in the summer when Millan and KEEGAN are in charge of LCFC.