Football Rumours Archive March 22 2007
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Rangers have already tied up more players than fans already know. They will be announced at the end of the season, as their existing clubs don't want it to get out.
Wright - targetted
Whitaker 1M targetted
Broadfoot - done deal
Brown 3M done deal
Furman - youth
Sidwell - Will come to Sco if £ is right
Gow - done deal
Naismith 2M done deal
Nugent 3M targetted
Fleck - youth
Klos - retire
Sionko 0. 5M
Buffel 1. 5M
Aston Villa rumours
villa will sign the following players or try to sign in the summer.
1. S. Sidwell done deal 100% will happen (free)
2. Reo-Coker 60% chance as Everton, Spurs also want him. (4mil)
3. c. Bellamy 100% done deal this will happen for 7. 5milon we all know this.
4. giles Barnes 70% again Everton, Spurs and also Newcastles want him (5mil)
5. c. gordon 80% 5mil vila should beat Fulham I'm told
6. dustin 80% will battle with Celtic and Fulham for him also a club from Spain want him can't say who.
7. A. Ferdinand (5mil) 70% will go were Reo-Coker goes trust me villa, Spurs or Everton will have both.
8. robbie Keane 40% Martin O'Neil wanted him bad but Spurs now will not sell so Villa Will get Bellamy instead.
outs will be
and maybe Davis if Spurs bid 7mil which Villa want.
believe what you want but these are not made up like others on here.
CELTIC FC SUMMER SHOPPING LIST
Bought will be 1 Goakeeper should Boruc leave, 1 Defender, 2 Midfielders and 2 Strikers
Fabianski - Legia, £800k
Gordon - Hearts, £3. 5m
Lamey - Free, PSV
Jaliens - £2m, AZ Alkmaar
Barr - £400k, FalKirk
Whittaker - £1. 2m, Hibs
Kadlec - £750k, Sparta Prague
O'Shea - Man Utd, £3m
Schaars - AZ Alkmaar, £3m
Barton - Man City, £5m
Diarra - Lyon, £2. 5m
De Zeeuw - AZ Alkmaar, £3. 5m
Sidwell - Reading, Free
Fletcher - Man Utd, £4m
Culina - PSV, £1m
Aldonin - CSKA Moscow, £2m
Adu - Salt Lake, £2. 5m
Geraerts - Standard Liege, £1. 3m
Bellamy - Liverpool, £6m
Crouch - Liverpool, £6m
Keane - Tottenham, £6m
Naismith - Kilmarnock, £1. 6m
Vagner Love - CSKA Moscow, £4. 5m
Koevermans - AZ Alkmaar, £2. 2m
Petric - Basel, £1. 7m
Ogunsoto - Westerlo, £1. 2m
Vandenbergh - Genk, £1. 8m
Delgado - Cruz Azul - £1. 8m
In responce to the signings someone has rumoured are going to FalKirk from Celtic.
Darren O'Dea is in the first team squad and he was behind Scott Cuthbert in the reserve and U-21 teams for Celtic. Scott had an injury and wuld have been ion front of O'dea had this not happened so if he does move it will be a loan, but doubt I see him as a future Scotland captain!
Micheal McGlinchy was signed by MON personally after a house visit; skillful player but small, so there is a chance of transfer or loan. Seems to be down the pecking order behind Sheridan, Conroy, the the first team strikers.
Finnan (Liverpool) - 2. 6m
Sidwell (Reading) - Free
Kadlec (Sparta) - 750k
Kingston (Hearts) - 900k
Wallace (Hearts) - 800k
Gordon (Hearts) - 5m (if Boruc is sold)
Adu (Mls) - 3. 4m
Naismith (Killie) - 2m
a good striker who I would just be guessing lets hope its Keane but dobut we will pay the money, its going to be more than the 5 or 6 mill that people are saying.
Telfer - Free
Beatie (please god go) - 500k
Lennon - Free
Balde - Released
Boruc - up to 8m rubbish people saying 4 and 5 mill.
Miller - 2m
Zuravski - 1m
Beattie to Spurs in exchange for either Defoe or Keane is a ridiculous rumour.
Ok people-Alonso is leaving Anfield in the summer because Pool want Dos Santos. Barca have told Pool "no Alonso-no deal. "Also David Villa is said to be a done deal.
Barnes will stay at Derby whether or not they go up. That's all I know for sure.
However, concerning Keegan and Leicester, Keegan has committed himself to his new business he is running and plans to expand it. BUT, I have heard he is still considering the Leicester job and for him to do so and shy from his commitments means that Mandaric must be planning to pump in some SERIOUS money into the club.
Istvan Ferenczi to sign for Wolves
You heard it here 1st
Todorov to sign for Leicester on Thursday
- from JoeB
Did u know that Real Madrid are going to sign Daniel Alves from Sevilla this summer.
Newcastle are in talks with miro klose over a move to tyneside
Birmingham City have provisionally agreed to keep Andrew Cole at St. Andrews for their Premiership campaign next season (provided that they make it up to the top flight) . Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is prepared to let Cole leave for first team football in the closing years of his career.
Bramble will go for nothing in the summer. This hurts more than all the points and games he has given away. He will be a sad loss for any visiting team.
Heard from a good source, that Paul Gallacher will be leaving the Canaries in the summer, as he has become unhappy at being dropped everytime a new keeper has been drafted in on loan. Safri is heading back to Coventry on a bosman. Expect a massive clearout with, Thorne and Mcveigh. There is the possibility of Earnie leaving if West Ham stay up, however this is very unlikely. Expect lower league players to be signed such as the 18 year old from Queen's Park, Lee Kerr from Whitley Bay, Jon Main from Tonbridge Angels and Matt Mitchell-King from Histon.
Lcfc- Leicester are to name Jamie redknapp as manager, he will bring in his old Lfc pal Steve Mcmanaman as assistant maybe even player assistant. this will also help Leicester secure the services of hotshot Robbie Fowler. This is Fact Milan has already had meetings with Redknapp
Roberto Carlos is leaving Real Madrid for Turkey at the end of the season, maybe 5 or 6 million. Real to offer Man Utd up to 60 Million for Ronaldo, no luck probably. Mourinho comming to Real is a doubt. Both barce and real will fight it out for Robben, he will probably sign with barce as he is a fan. Real to launch bids for Navas and Alves- Barce interested as well.
Emerson, Cannavaro will probably leave, Emerson very likley. Robinho unsettled but Real will never let him go.
LIVERPOOL FC RUMORS.
Scott Carson (Back From Charlton)
Daniel Alves (£12M) OR
Lucas Neil (If WHU R Relegated)
Ludovic Guily (Bossman)
Aaron Lennon (£13+Kewell or Crouch)
David Trezeguet (Crouch to goto Juventus on loan) OR
David Villa (First refuseul part of Morientes deal) OR Samuel Eto'o (only if Ronaldinho stays) OR Huntelaar (£12M)
Jerzy Dudek (Expired Contract)
Bolo Zenden-PSV (£1M)
Robbie"GOD"Fowler? (Contract Expired Maybe)
Expect a few bids for a few youngsters a 15y Goal- keeper called Michael Park, Gareth Bale from Southampton, Sherman Cardenas a few others from the south America Region and a coulpe from Spain and Italy
Im not sure about these peopole below leaving but its just what I've heard:
Craig Bellamy (£6M-£8M)
Sami Hyypia (Retire)
Robbie Fowler (Retire OR MLS OR Qatar)
Momo Sissoko (Loan to Juventus due to the link with the Clubs)
John Arne Riise (£?)
Xabi Alonso (£18M)
I've been working my school appretiship at Ibrox and recently I've been meeting a lot of the top team stars as I clean their boots.
I'm always keen on the gossip so I've been asking if they know who's likely to be coming in.
Although they all have varying stories the one player they all seem to say in common is Steven Thompson.
Other names mentioned are Gordon, McCulloch and Michael Hart.
I know someone who works pretty high up at the Liverpool echo and has very good links with the Liverpool coaching staff.
He said that most of the rumours out there are way off target and that Liverpool will make some very surprising and speculative bids in the summer.
Firstly, David Villa is just a smoke screen in order to sign the youngster Aaron Niguez, who is touted by many as the next David Villa.
Also the Brazilian wonderkid Alexandre Pato is a major target, despite interest from big boys Real and Milan, Liverpool will match their offers.
David Odonkor is another target for the right wing position and would definitely be a cheaper option that players such as Lennon and Quaresma.
But biggest surprise of all is that Benitez has secured the services of Jose Antonio Reyes from Arsenal. He never really adapted to life there but Benitez believes Anfield and its Spanish contingent are perfect for him. The deal will be about 10 - 12 million.
Luke Young will head to Aston Villa in the summer for around £4 million although Harry Redknapp is interested in bringing him to Portsmouth and Newcastle will be interested if they miss out on Gareth Bale.
LFC Rumours -
Rafa is a very wise man, and will not blow all his transfer kitty in the summer. He feels he has a strong squad already, and is only one or two top / established players short of making a challenge for the Premiership title. Expect one 'major' signing, which will be a striker, either Villa, Eto'o or Tevez (ranging from £25m to £10m) . All other signings will be quality youngsters, some who may get a chance next season, but the majority will be for the future, and will probably be farmed out on loan. Rafa is very wary of being seen to 'buy' the title, as the Chavs have done, and real football fans agree with him. Watch out for a few home grown talents next year - Hammill and Anderson.
Leaving - Fowler (coaching staff) - Zenden (free), but no-one else.
They also in talks with Johnthan Woodgate
First Bellamy will resign this Summer for about 6 million. He played his best football under Hughes and wouldn't of moved at all if it were'nt for his boyhood heros to step in for him. All the rumours about Villa, Celtic are a joke. Villa do indeed have the money but O'Neil would probably build from the back as he recently invested some wad on Carew and Young (Watford must be laughing all the way to the bank)
Next to sign is Young from Charlton for about 1. 5 million+Roberts. Hughes has highlighted that Emerton is only a short term solution and has made Young his main defensive priority. Charlton have been lacking in goals bar Bent this season and with his likely departure aswell as Youngs due to England aspirations this summer inturn will see Jason Roberts moving in the opposite direction. With a good championship goal record and the fact that he will move further down the pecking order at Ewood only makes this good business for both sides.
The third signing will be Steve Harper on a free from Newcastle. With only Jason Brown as cover, Hughes needs another keeper with more experience and Harper who has become frustrated with his lack of first team football in recent seasons would find Rovers appealing as Friedal is not getting any older.
Other possible transfer :-
Beattie 2mil-Everton are favourites to sign Nugent which makes Beattie surplus at Goodison
Koumas 3mil-If West Brom don't get promoted
Team next year
Demy De Zeeuw
Argyle trio Hasney Aljofree, Nick Chadwick and Scott Laird have all been shipped out on loan, Aljofree has signed on a month's loan, with Laird and Chadwick to tie up loan deals at Bodmin Town and Exeter City respectively. If all goes well I hear Chadwick has a permanent deal settled at £50,000 at the end of the season. Meanwhile rumours have it that Josh Clapham and Ryan Dickson are still negotiating loan moves to Torquay United. CE
Iniesta 25m (for when essien goes African nations)
D. Bent 10m
and another versatile defender to replace Gallas that I dnt no
possibles no defients
Celtic will not be signing McFadden as some rumours are suggesting, or swapping him with Miller; he is more of an attacking midfielder and Celtic have plenty of midfielders even with Jarodick and Lennon leaving in the summer. Simon Ferry and Charlie Grant will come into the team from the reserves (both had bad injuries this season so missed out) . Strachan will sign one defender and three strikers in the summer. Robbie Keane (6 mil) is top of the list, he wants Champions league football so will not go to Villa. Craig Bellamy (6 mil) will return along with an experienced striker from Andy Cole, Kevin Phillips or Kanu. Graveson will stay but Beattie (200k), Zurawski (500k), Miller (1mil), Telfer (retire), Lennon (retire), Jarodick (free to pub team) and Boruc (6 mil) will all leave. Christian Dailly will be signed for cover and Marshall will return from Norwich and be the number one.
Leicester City will appoint Paul Ince when the season closes with Rob Kelly side stepping to the Acadamy.
Ince will appoint former England Team mates Jamie Redknapp as No 2 and Teddy Sheringham as Player/ Coach.
Other LCFC targets will include Darren Huckerby of Norwich, Paul Dickov of Man City, Neil Lennon of Celtic, Danny Mills of Man City, Danny Murphy of Tottenham and Jerzy Dudek of Liverpool.
Rumour has it that Villa are in for Defoe and Reo-Coker and Matthew Upson - O'Neil wants to play 3-5-2 next season with the team being:
Mellberg Upson Bouma
Young Petrov Re-Coker Barry
Looking like Pompey are headed towards a busy summer spending their share of the sky cash.
Coming in: Distin (free), Bramble (free), Mvuemba ( converted from loan, fee 1. 75m), Muntari (5. 0m) or Appiah (6. 0m), Angel (1. 75m), Ashton (6. 5m)
Going out: Cole (1. 0m), Stefanovic (1. 0m), O'Brien (0. 75m), Douala (free), Todorov (0. 75m), Hughes (0. 5m)
Steve Sidwell is 110% certain to be a Newcastle player next season with Emre off to Bayern for 7 mill.