Football Rumours Archive June 22 2007
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Arsenal will pay Ryan Babel's buy–out Clause of £6 million to Ajax as soon as the Under-21 tournament is finished. Gaurdado a young Mexican left–winger will join subject to a work–permit. Wenger will try for a top striker but will probably be priced out of Huntelaar so McCarthy/ Owen/ Anelka are possible but the most likely is Trezeguet for £4 million.
Renato Augusto will arrive in January along with Carlos Vela. Additional signings will be the usual crop of talented youngsters.
Leaving will be Reyes £8–10 million, Flamini £3 million, Mumba, Aliadiere already gone. Arsenal trying to shirt Ljungberg because he's on big wages but Freddie wants to stay. West Ham might be able to match his wage demands though.
Basically forget big name signings, its not and never will be Wenger's style. Plus look at the money he has to compete against.
Man U £50 million already
Chelsea – bottomless pit
Liverpool – Promised bucketloads
West Ham – Rich enough to bid £18 million for Bent.
Newcastle – always big spenders
Spurs – flashing a lot of money
Villa – new guys spending too.
I expect all these to out spend Arsenal this year
–Da Marcus Beasley – PSV
–Mika Vayrynen – PSV
–Stevie Naismith – Killie (has a verbal agreement
–Carlos Cuellar – Osasuna
–Lee McCulloch – Wigan (deal almost done)
–Robbie Fowler – Free Agent (only if Naismith and McCulloch don't come)
–Sionko (Championship Team)
–Sebo (ONLY if McCulloch and Naismith COme.)
Riquelme. it started apparently as a rumour from the B. kipper boys, But it' building isn't it?
Just behind AJ eh?
Anyhoo, Leighton Baines to Everton for 4.5 mil by next Wednesday. definitely
Reading FC transfers
Reading are hoping to complete a double signing in the coming days with Kevin Mirallas and Mathieu Debuchy both joining from lille for a believed combined fee of £8 million. Reading also want to bring Tom Soares to the club, he has strong links to the town as he was born there and his brother Louie used to be a Reading player. Reading are also looking at Cardiff's Joe Ledley and newly promoted Derby's Dean Leacock.
Hayden Mullins will not be joining nor will koumas.
On the way out of the madejski will be:
Shane Long on a seasons long loan to Leicester
Stephen Hunt to Villa
Alan Bennet will move to Derby as part of the leacock deal
Sam Sodje will make his move to WBA permanent
Sulky Hyeon is set to sign for FuLOLham for £2 million, leaving Reading fans in a state of laughter.
Roy Keane, the sly buggar, will do some quality deals in the summer. Firstly, they will pip us (Everton) to Nugent, as Moyes will place a last minute bid in for his services, expecting him to sign, but he'll go to the Stadium of Light instead. Then they'll beat us to Leighton Baines as well. Finally, to add salt to the wounds of Goodison, they'll buy Jagielka IF Sheffield United stay in the Premiership. Though, if they don't, he comes to us.
Everton probably won't sign Jagielka, as Sheffield United look like they'll be staying up. A new loan deal for Fernandes looks increasingly likely with a view to a permanent move for £10 million. IF Fernandes impresses next season, his value will have gone upto around £20 million, so it's a good bit of business. Can't really identify any other likely EFC transfers.
Liverpool won't sign Torres. No way is Benitez stupid enough to pay £25 for him. Instead, they get another Atletico striker, namely Sergio Aguero in a deal worth £9 million plus Garcia.
I'd also add that Arsenal may put in a bid for Saviola, as he's a free agent (isn't he? ) but this is purely Champ Man speculation, as they need a striker and don't have a lot of money.
Finally, place £20 on Sunderland to get into UEFA Cup.
'Just back from summer break in Madrid, local talk is all about Torres, he is not going to LFC as expected but to United for 18 million, David Gill has been spotted in the city of late, also a strong possibility of Robinho arriving at Old Trafford, LFC to settle for our cast–off Diego Forlan'.
It seems the legendary Evertonian bitterness has travelled down the M62. It would be great if we do get Torres and signs are also good regarding the situation with wingers, as Rafa is chasing players of the calibur of Simao, robiniho, Quaresma and Mancini (although the initial offer for him has been rejected). Looks like the despresives who said that Rafa was leaving and that the americans wouldn't open their chequebooks could be eating their words sooner rather than later.
I was in Sheffield to do a 10k run and Phil Jagielka was running along next to me. He said he wants to leave Sheffield United and he is close to a deal with Everton. He says that West Ham are interested but he would prefer a move to Everton.
Newcastle have beaten West Ham to the signature of Dutch defender Drenthe. Trust me, £3 million deal with 35K a week wages.
The Freddy Eastwood saga will be over next week, when Watford agree to sign him for around £1.5 million. This dissapointment for WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS will be followed up by Billy Sharp moving to Norwich. Kyle Lafferty has also wished to stay at Burnley. Wolves will now switch their attention to Heracles Almelo goal machine Ramos the Silva Everton. The Brazilian striker has been seen in Wolverhampton with Wolves reprersentetives. 100% true.
There have been alot of pointless rumours posted on this site lately. Now I am not a mate of Roy Keanes dog walker, or sir Alex Fergusons housekeeper, but I do have some real transfers that I beleive will happen.
1, Smithy will move to Sunderland for 5–6 mil
2, Berbatov will not be able to resist champs league football at Mufc. 20 mil plus Brown and Silvestre
3, Heinz to Real Madrid 6 million, Baines to replace at 6 million from Wigan
4, Bardsley to Everton or Villa for 2 mil
5, Richardson to Sheffield United for 3 mil
6, O shea and Fletcher to sign new contracts as they were instrumental in last years Premiership win
Man United till I die
AFC RUMOURS: Arsenal will be busy this summer with players coming and going
TORRES (REYES AND 10 MILL)
MALOUDA (10 MILL)
FABRINSKI 2 MILL (DONE DEAL)
SAGNA 5 (MILL)
NORDVEIT (DONE DEAL)
MOTTA (6 MILL)
RICHARDS (HOYTE AND 8 millionILL)
BABEL (6 MILL)
BARTLEY (DONE DEAL)
AND A SHOCK MOVE FOR SHOREY AND LITA OF READING
HOYTE (MAN CITY)
REYES (A. MADRID)
WITH ABOUT 8 OTHER YOUTH STARS
AND THANK GOD FOR THIS ONE
I am close friends with Everton groundsman and he has informed me that Moyes is splashing out a £9 million swoop for both Leighton Baines and Paul Scharner this is 100% true
TomMcMahon remember the name
Sunderland to launch a £7.5 million take it or leave it deal to Newcastle for nicy butt and damian Duff
wich will see tobiass hysenn leaving to go back to Sweden and also expect a few unknown players to join both Newcastle and Sunderland
I live in a posh area near Chester in the northwest. on the gated community where I live I saw Fernando Torres looking at a house today. I can only imagine that this means a move to the northwest is a done deal. pretty sure I saw Liverpool emblems on clip boards held by the people accompanying him on his viewing.
Crystal Palace will attempt to sign the following:
Jimmy Smith CHELSEA Loan
Scott Sinclair CHELSEA Loan
Jose Fonte BENFICA £250,000
A pacy striker:
Billy Sharp (Must likely to join Norwich) SCUNTHORPE £2. 25 m ? ?
Jamie Cureton COLCHESTER £750,000 /
Freddy Eastwood SOUTHEND £1.5 m
Jeff Hughes LINCOLN £500,000
John Oster READING £600,000
Andreas Johansson WIGAN £1 m ?
Sorry to dissapoint all you bubble blower who insist they saw Arteta in essex you may want to check the Everton website where a competition is taking place to meet Arteta in the center circle on the opening day of the season. Maybe you can post some real rumours about all you're players jumping ship when you get points rightfully deducted from you and you end up in the championship where you belong.
My mate works at the walkers stadium in maintenance and has seen Lee Bowyer twice in the last 3 days leaving the reception area of the ground.
ARSENAL NEWS. Arsenal will look to go English this summer and bring in OWEN (12 million), Reo–Coker (8.5 million) and Davis (7 million). Although if the availability of Torres becomes an option AW will look to snap him up. T Henry isn't going as he's wife and young child are settled plus he has seen Vieira now move twice since leaving and Pires also having a rough time as well as previous leavers Petit and Overmars to name but a few Gunners shouldn't worry with a spine of Gallas–Fabregas–Henry there isn't much better. AW is only interested in letting Freddie go as his wages are high and a new contract will not be offered. NO ONE will leave unless silly money is offered.