Football Rumours Archive May 22 2007
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Leicester will sign benjalounn from hibernian for 1.5 million with rab douglas going the other way as goalkeeper cach
Stevie Frail will definitely be kept on as Assistant Head coach, but it will be remain to be seen who is the manager/ head coach of Hearts next season. The shortlist for the job seems to look like Nevio Scala, Neil Warnock and Ex-Jambo Manager Jim Jefferies. The definite players coming in, at this point in time will be Alexsander Hleb's brother From MTZ-Ripo, and Strachanovich and Mendy from FBK Kaunas. Also within 2 to 3 weeks Laryea Kingston will be announced as a permanent Hearts player. He has stated that he loves edinburgh and his family are settled there, but does not want to talk about contracts for 2 weeks as he has gone home for rest. Some possible signings maybe for positions: -
Kostantopoulos from Hartlepool
Alexander from Cardiff
Stankevicius from Brescia
Gogua from Spartak Nalchick
Hart from Aberdeen
Reynolds from Motherwell
Naismith from Kilmarnock
Robson from Dundee United
Dailly from West Ham
Quashie from West Ham
Severin from Aberdeen
Hughes from Coventry
Rae from Rangers
Maclean from Shef Wed
Cureton from Colchester
Stead from Sheffield United (not likely unless Warnock is manager)
Chopra from Cardiff
I must stress these are who Hearts are sniffing around but I do not know if any bids have been placed for these players.
Everton have been in talks with Yaya Toure over a deal to be worth 10million pounds to prize him away from Monaco. Everton are also signing Manuel Fernandes on a Year Long Loan! We will look to sign Baines and Giles Barnes (attacking midfielder but can play up top like against Southampton if Derby don't get promoted. A move for Shaun WP may be on cards but his unlikely. These are true not rumours!
EFC TEAM NXT YEAR:
Neville Yobo LeScott Baines
Arteta Fernandes Cahill/ Carsley Toure
Clyde set to sign a number of players on loan from Celtic and Rangers. one very good signing will be Craig Beattie on loan till January and an option for another 4 months. the future is bright : D: D: D
Darius Vassell and Lee Hendrie to Norwich. It has been agreed. Jason Scotland also very close to signing. Earnshaw to Birmingham. Chris Eagles could also sign on loan because of chief scout BRyan Gunn's close relationship with Sir Alex. Ruud boy van Nistelrooy is a target for Chelsea after his impressive return of 32 goals for R. Madrid. Raul is a possible signing for Liverpool as a direct replacement for outgoing Fowler (Celtic or Rangers) .8 million is expected to be enough to sign the player. Sunderland boss Roy Keane wants 4 players: Kasper Schmeichel (Son of Peter), Carlton Cole, Alexandre Song (loan) and Luke Varney from Crewe.
Afer our relegation 2 the championship n the annoucement of Robson as manager these will be the following changes.
Jagielka-Man utd- £10m
Kenny- Sunderland- £1.5m
Montgomery- Sunderland- £2m
Sharp-£1.5m (we get him cheaper as we have a 33% sell on Clause on him)
Sunderland have been linked with Stuart Parnaby of Boro and Boltons keeper jaaskelanien
For all the geordies you are NOT getting Dean Ashton so stop with the rumours. Also Eggert Magnusson has said that Anton Ferdinand and NRC are not leaving so 4 all the supporters that want them keep dreamin. Now West Ham are to battle it out with Spurs for Darren Bent, hopefull Pardew will let his old club have Bent 4 £8-10 million with either Harewood or Mullins or both going to Charlton. West Ham will also pursue Scott Parker 4 £8Million. Finally West Ham are trying to sign Scott Carson in a £4 million swoop.
Expect SYLVIAN DISTIN to be unveiled at Liverpool with LUCAS LEIVA within two weeks at LIVERPOOL. The deal has been agreed and Distin is seen as equal quality to Carra and Agger, allowing Rafa to fully rotate all 3. This will be needed for a genuine assault on 4 fronts. Rafa will however play the youths in the League cup, and early FA CUP, don't expect to get far though as the better youths will be loaned out. Also with a diistinct improvement from Paletta, Sami will hang up his playing boots and begin his coaching badges, he will not feel the need to play for another club. Other ins will include Amauri for Voronin and 4m, very very good business from Rafa. Lucas will play right so no RW, Pennant will bear fruit. Finally the the only other in will be a young striker either Pato or Niguez, possibly Krcic or Strurridge of City. A Pato deal is on the cards but Rafa wants Niguez who is also cheaper. Pato is tricky, similar to say Garcia but Niguez is your technical Bergkamp type player who weighs in with goals. So our ins will basically be Distin for free,
Amauri for 4m, Lucas for 8m and a young striker, hopefully Niguez for 6m. The permanent signing of Leto. 20m Very well spent. Our outs will generate HUGE amounts from the wages (6m a year for Dudek n Bolo alone!), also we will see 9m for Bellamy, 2m from a years loan of Gonzales (and saved wages), 2.5m For Pongolle, Tallec and many youths released. Carson will be sold, Padelli made permanent, This will bring in 4m overall. Antwi may be sold with an option to buy back for the same price after two years, just 500k. Cisse will bring in hopefully 7-8m. So even with the wages of the new players, with the outgoing fees and wages we will be in a much more financially suitable position as Rafa gets rid of all of Houlliers Dead Wood (and some of his own) and puts a stamp of class on the squad. Expect the tempo to be very high next season, with players like Gerrard and Alonso beggining to express themselves under a quick flowing game. Amauri will be quite a buy in my opinion and fire in some sewrious goals in his debut season, esp with our now exceptional supply line Harry Harry Kewell! We Missed you
Tottenham boss Martin Jol is willing to pay up to £5 million for Claude Makelele on a 2 year contract.
Latest rumours to come out of Villa Park is that Gavin McCann is on his way to newly promoted Sunderland for the princely sum of £500,000. Wesley Sneijder will be the first big name through the world famous Villa gates. Bellamy is a maybe but MON isn't interested in paying Liverpool's overinflated prices.
BARNETT TO BE SOLD TO READING OR SUNDERLAND, DAVID BELL IS ALSO ON HIS WAY, NO MONEY IS AVAILABLE TO KEVIN BLACKWELL AND HE WILL HAVE TO RELY ON FREE SIGNINGS AND LOANS AS MITCHELL AND COHORTS HAVE LEECHED ALL THE MONEY OFF AND THERES NO SEASON TICKET MONEY COMING IN.
Be realistic please
Yoan Gouffran Caen £2 million
Franck Ribery £12 million
Stephan Appiah £2m, Sanli Tuncay (bosman) Fenerbache
Kolbein Sigthorsson HK Kopavogur, Harvard Nordtveit
Kyle Bartley Bolton
Renato Augusto - Flamengo
Steven Naismith - Kilmarnock
Pedro - Figuereinse
Jimmy Briand - £4 million
Rio Mavuba - £6 milion
Lukasz Fabianski - £2 million