Football Rumours Archive July 22 2008
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Gareth Barry will move to Arsenal next week after Liverpool failed to sell Alonso and have no money. dic are also on the verge of taking over at Anfield with Hicks and Gillette in search of a pay out. Dic will also be shirt sponsors which has created uproar at team meetings pre–season. Brad Freidel will arrive for medical at Villa park on Wednesday along with Miguel and Shaun Wright phillips.
Cardiff City rumour.
ive heard we have bid £1 million for Andy Carrol from Newcastle, but keegan is seeing who he signs first before he ll let him go.
Arsene Wenger has already earmarked Flamoney's replacement. This will be Yaya Toure and he will be unveiled by the end of the month. mark my words this is no rumour it is a fact. Wait and see. And to the deluded Tottenham fans thinking they will sign Eto'o or Villa. Get real you are a mid table team. Never top 4 never will be. Clock End Gooner
I have been told by a reliable soure at parkhead that Craig bellemy is returning to Celtic for a fee of £2.3 million and that Celtic have agreed a deal with Aston Villa for jvoh for £4.5 million
Sunderland Summer transfers;
Younes Kaboul – Tottenham
Steed Malbranque – Tottenham
Pascal Chimbonda – Tottenham
Teemu Tainio – Tottenham
Darren Fletcher – Man United
Louis Saha – Man United
Sebastian Larsson – Birmingham
David Moyes has Confirmed on Monday the 21st of July he has targeted up to six new players and this is a guess but I am normally right the players will be a deputy Goal Keeper a RB a young centre back a DM to replace Carsley a playmaker and a foward to replace the outgoing Andrew Johnson.
GK: Vladimir Stojkovic loan from Sporting Lisbon
RB: I was hopeful on pascal chimbonda but he is in talks with Sunderland but still got a feeling Everton will bid for him. Stephan Lichsteiner will not be joining Everton since he has recenly agreed a deal with Lazio
Cb: Sebastein Bassong from Metz is the only name I have on this positon good young French under 21 international he is currently on trail at Newcastle
Dm: their have been a number of names linked with this postion at Everton we have missed out on a very good one in my opinion in former Fenerbache dm Mehmet Aurelio he moved to Real Betis last week. the most recent name is another turkish star in Galatarays 22 year old Mehmet Topal he would be a good option but a do not see Everton offering the asking £12 million Euros so else were we have missed out on Orlando Engelaar to FC Schakle
Playmaker: only two names come into this postion and most recently come Portugese Wonder–kid Joao Moutinho would cost £18 million very good player very good chance of signing him because of the playmaker transfer in Europe for example Arsenal and Chelsea will not want him because they have Samir Narsi and Deco FC Barcelona have Hleb Ac Milan have Ronaldinho which has put Andrei Arshavins hopes of playing for FC Barcelona are gone basically that is the other name that I have for Everton and I really think were back in since these super clubs have pulled out + I have since an interview with Jose Mourinho he does not rate arshavin at all. so that also rules Inter out Real Madrid? they have many playmakers and Man United I do not see them going for either Arshavin or Moutinho I would be really happy for either to join the club also I am just Reading that Tottenham have made a bid for Arshavin £16 million and why I do not know?. since they have signed Luka Modric and Giovani Dos Santos?
Foward: many names linked only two seem concreate Darren Bent from Tottenham please no. and Diego Milito from Real Zaragoza yes please. bent would cost around £12 million in my view that is bad. where as we should take advantage of the fact Zarogoza have been relagated and offer £6 million
Out: I can only see one player leaving the club unfortunaly it will be Derby hero Andrew Johnson Wigan and Sunderland have had bids knocked back this week Fulham and Westham will join the chase. around £10.5 million will do it.
Big Big Deal confirmed next week.
the Hammers have signed Brazilian Striker Adriano for £22 million pounds, deal to be confirmed next week and is a "MAJOR" coup.
I was speaking to Duxberry today, the the Hammers chief executive. He told me Behrami rapped up this week. Curbs wants a bid for Emiliano Vivano as a challenge for number one spot with Green. Wright move to Ipswich today. Also Gudmansson is willing to spend up to £20 million pound on a new world class South American Striker, but he would not say as they are in advanced talks with a huge signing.
After landing Dave Kitson for £5.5 million Stoke will now move for Marton Fulop and Danny Higginbotham from Sunderland for a combined fee of £5 million, deals to be completed before the weekend. Stoke are also to scupper Hull City's attempts to re–sign Fraizer Campbell by securing a season long loan, Campbell has already met Tony Pulis and is keener on the shorter move down the M6. Ryan Shawcross has been instrumental in the deal as they played together when Shawcross was at United. Ferguson will not sign Campbell but wants him to get top flight experience. This will leave Hull to then complete their move for King from Wigan as Campbell has stalled on a move back to the KC.
Newcastle have made an £12 million bid for Joao Moutinho.
Derby to sign David Healy from Fulham and
Robbie savage is going to hull
I was at the recent Saints v Eastleigh friendly and spoke to Nathan Dyer after the match, he toldme that he was hoping to sign a new three year deal by the end of the week. He also toldme that Saints wereon the verge of signing veteran forward Tommy Mooney and also former left back Olivier Bernard.
1. LIVERPOOL – IN – ROBBIE KEANE AND GARETH BARRY
OUT – PENNANT (PORTSMOUTH) AND ALONSO (INTERMILAN)
2. ARSENAL – IN – DIOGO, ARSHAVIN AND JOAO MOUTINHO
OUT – ADEBAYOR AND ALEXANDRE SONG
3. NEW CASTLE – IN – PABLO AIMAR, FABRICIO COLOCCINI, GOKHAN INLER AND MICHAEL DAWSON
OUT – not SURE YET
4. MANCHESTER UNITED – IN – KERLON, ALEXIS SANCHEZ, KARIM BENZEMA AND DIMITAR BERBATOV OR KLAAS JAN HUNTELAAR (EITHER OF THEM)
OUT – not CONFIRMED
5. TOTTENHAM – IN –DIEGO MILITO, LUIS GARCIA OR SERGIO GARCIA, SAMUEL ETO, SEBASTIEN LARSSON OR DAVID BENTLEY, ANTON FERDINAND, ROMAN PAVLYUCHENKO, DIEGO CAPEL (BIG POSSIBILITY), DANIEL ALBERTO DIAZ AND RUBEN DE LA RED.
OUT – KEANE, BERBATOV, CHIMBONDA, MALBRANQUE, YOUNES KABOUL, TEEMU TAINIO, LEE YOUNG PYO, PAUL ROBINSON, HOSSAM GHALY, RICARDO ROCHA AND DARREN BENT.
6. CHELSEA – IN –
### Blackburn Rovers Rumours ### Sadly Brad Friedel will be leaving to become Villa's no1 for £3 million, which for a 37 year old is decent money, O'Neill wants him to tutor Brad Guzan. David Bentley will also be going to Tottenham for £14 million + Paul Robinson. Carlos Villaneuva a 22 year old exciting attacking midfielder from Chile has signed on loan from Audax Italino for the season, but if he impresses, Blackburn will have exclusive rights to sign him for £4 million. Segundo Castillo a 26 year old midfielder from Equador is currently on trial from Red Star Belgrade but will be signed for £6 million. Ricardo Osario a 28 year old right back from Mexico is Ince's top target, his club Stuttgart are wanting only £1.5 million which would be a great signing given his pedigree, the other right back's wanted are Fredrik Stoor from Rosenborg and Bradley Orr from Cardiff both would cost around £2 million. Ince is also after a centre half, He's targeted Marc Torrejon of Espanyol for about £5 million and John Mensah of Rennes for about £6 million but face's competition from both Spur's, Newcastle and Pompey for both of them. Paul Robinson has already agreed to sign as it is the closest he can get to his family's home village of Beverley without signing for Hull, he's just waiting for the Bentley deal to go through. Sebastian Larsson is another target but if signed will be played on the right wing as a replacement for Bentley, Brum are holding out for about £7 million though, if they fail to sign him Brett Emerton will be played in his favoured right wing role. ### Good times ahead for the Rovers ###
Can anyone tell me if Pauleta has signed with any club thus far. Rumours were that his agent was negociating with Toronto FC.
City to pip Forest to the £1 million signing of Carlisle prospect Joe Garner who scored 14 goals for the League One side last season. Others linked are Nicky Maynard and Izale McLeod.
Just heard from my friend who works at lennoxtown that Celtic have Saha and Fletcher both doing medicals today. also tamas to sign on Friday with Mcfadden comming from Birmingham with Balde and Riordan + cash going the other way.
DAVID MOYES has said on the Everton official website that he will sign four or five players before the season starts, three of those players are Darren Bent as he rejected a move to Sunderland to wait and see if Everton came in for him, we will sign him for £8 million, jeao moutinho for £15 million and steed malbranque for £2.5 million and the other two are just rumours but they are pascal chimbonda and Darren Fletcher and I know Moyes is looking for a new keeper as second choice so expect a bid for Wayne henessy as well
thanks 4 Reading
The player who Wenger is close to signing is David Silva he is very keen to come that is why Wenger has said he's almost certain to sign player.
Wenger is also very keen about either Barry and Alonso the more reasonably priced of the two will be brought in.
That is it unless Wenger sells Gallas or Adebayor.
Anelka is on his way 2 Aston Villa 4 £7.5 million also coming 2 Villa is R. green 4 £3 million, A. Ferdinand 4 £3 million, tal Ben Haim 4 £3.5 million and makalele 4 £2.5 million
Rangers obivously trying to sign a centre back as priority at the moment. If anyone else is to sign it will be Lovenkrands from Shalke in £1 million Deal.
Celtic trying to tempt Rob Jones of Hibernian in a £1 million deal and also trying to tempt Noel Hunt of Dundee United also in £1 million deal.
Both Rangers and Celtic have been trying to lure James McCarthy of Hamilton also.
Izale Macleod Charlton Athletic to Cardiff City for 900,000
To the guy who said "i seen frazier campbell outside home park today" – he's currently on tour with United in South Africa
my mate was the Steward on a flight from London to Durham Teesside, she told me Kieth Lamb was sat with a short dark skinned man. She checked the boarding card and it was a Mr wright philips not sure which one as she is not a avid football fan.
Everton are to stage a mass demonstation on Saturday. fan groups are disilusioned with the lack of transfer activity and are fed up with dithering Dave non–ability in the transfer market and that fans will be further annoyed with the move to Kirkby given the go ahead.
Blue kenny lee
In response to 3 different people.
1. Frazier Campbell is in South Africa so I doubt the sighting at Home Park was him. If he leaves United this Summer it will most likely be on loan and only if a forward is signed and will more than likely be to a newly promoted side such as Hull.
2.20 year old Johnson cannot join Liverpool on a free. I am not sure about his contract status with City but he's too young to go on a Bosman so even if he was out of contract it'd be a tribunal.
3. Why claim you are a relation of Martin Ferguson? Surely if you're going to use the family ties you would link yourself with Sir Alex?
Hartlepool United to sign Michael boulding on recomendation of Ritchie Barker. Jan Budtz is new squad number 1 but he will not be the first choice keeper because he is leaving to go to Lincoln. He will be replaced by trialist Souter. Also snodgrass will be bought to play with Brown up front. Chris Turner will bring in also James perch from nott'm Forest who is not championship standard. Also Andy Carroll will be loaned over to pools but only for three months with a possible singing for 150,000, a pools record.
Pools to break the bank.
LFC NEWS: Liverpool have ageed a fee of 16.6 million with Tottenham for Robbie Keane, the deal could be tied up by Wednesday. Liverpool and Aston Villa are close to agreeing a fee for Gareth Barry, Liverpool have offered £16 million + Steve Finnan but O'Neil wants £17 million + Finnan.
Peter Cullum's bid for Norwich was rejected cause Delia and Michael have a secret Bidder for the club who is willing to pay more money for the club and give over £30 million in transfer funds. From a reliable source from within the club
. gudjohnsen (5 million)
. a Ferdinand (5 million)
. shorey (4 mil)
. moutinho (11 million)
. Edmilson (free)
. bassong (free)
. insua (loan)
. seb larsson (4.5 million)
. Cuellar (3.5 million)
. albadal (6 million)
. Reyes (6.5 million)
. evans (4 million)
. doyle (6.5 million)
emre (4 million)
Martins (14 million)
n'zogbia (11 million)
ameobi (3 million)
Arsene Wenger has stated that he will only sign two more players.
Zapata £16 million
Gareth Barry £16 million + justin Hoyte
Liverpool are strugling for cash and will only make two more signings aswell.
N'Gog £2.1 million
Keane £20 million
Alex Ferguson has stated that Man United will only sign One player.
this will be:
Berbatov £26 million
Chelsea could be very active in the Transfer market
Adriano (and £14 million for Lampard)
Robinho 37 million
Quaresma £22 million