Football Rumours Archive April 23 2008
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Tottenham Hotspur real transfers in the Summer.
David Albelda (free)
Niko Krancjar (swap with Chimbonda)
David Bentley 12 mill
Fabio Quagliarella (15 million)
Carlos Kameni (6 million)
Gennaro Gattuso (4 million)
Chimbonda (swap with Niko Krancjar)
Teemu Tainio (1.5 million)
Young–Pyo Lee (500,000)
Didier Zokora (4 million)
Younes Kaboul (4 million)
These will cost a combined £40 million.
M. Flamini – Free
A. Hleb – £14 million
J. Lehmann – Free
Also look out for promising young forward A. Bhatt.
He has been likened to Van. Persie and could start a handful of games next season.
Tottenham will revamp about half their squad in the Summer:
Ben Foster (season loan) + £8 million buy option
Carlos Marchena 5 mill
sam Vokes 1 mill
Alberto Gilardino (swap with Berba)
Lee Martin 2 mill
Riise 6 mill
Saviola 5 mill
+ a few youngsters will be added to the squad
Robinson £2 million
Bent 12 mill
Berba £8 million + gilardino
Chimbonda 6 mill
Lennon 18 mill
tainio 2 mill
Ekotto 500 k thank god
Gardner 1 mill
Zokora 6 mill
Out: Senderos, Gilberto, Bentner, Hoyte, Song, Lehmann (All sold)
In: Menez or Ben Afra or Shock move 4 Florent Sinama Pongoll (Cannot spell his surname)
Out: Itanje (hopefully), Aurelio (Hopefull), Finnan, Kewell, Crouch, Voronin
In: Carson (Loan return), Rafinha
Maybe Modric or even Nasri
No more signings.
Team to play
Gk: Reina, Rafinha, Carra, Skrtl, Riise, Modric or Nasri, Gerrard, Macherano and then upfront Babel, Kuyt and TORRES as main forward
Arsenal– needs 1 or two centre backs, a quality midfielder (wide or central) and possibly a goalkeeper.
Defenders: Mertesacker, Agger, Mexes, Richards, or Abidal
Midfielders: Ben Arfa, B. Schweinsteiger, or Mark Noble
Goalkeepers: Frey, Hildebrand, Landreau.
Over here in Spain there is a strong rumour going around that Samuel Eto'o could sign for Liverpool after meeting with Liverpool officials.
a few real rumours I have heard.
– David Bentley to Tottenham
– Aaron Lennon to Liverpool
– Huntelaar to Arsenal
– Ronaldinho to Chelsea
Celtic will not keep on Georgious Samaras for next season but will instead turn their attention to Alexander Frei of Dortmund.
Had a good chuckle over the week–end Reading some rumours,
first off to the guy who said "writing about his home town"? mate if your going to write about your home town why write about London then? cause hell will freeze over before Ledley does a campbell
next off V1 and Robbie Keane going to Liverpool. lol, if he does go (which he aint) were getting Torres
to the Tottenham news guy. mate I am a spur and I can tell you, we are a head of Liverpool for the signature of modric but will he join? we will how ever be getting BENTLEY (keep laughing at the puddlers as they think he's going there), we will also pull out all the stops regarding krancjar and Gattuso as this rumour is now like wild fire down south, as for the left side expect one from capel or pranjic? we will not be getting eto'o never in a million years mate, we could not afford the wages. fact. we will also not be getting maresca.NOW THE BIG NEWS, berba is off and part of the deal that takes him to Madrid will be the arrival of granero? the rest of the berba money will go straight into the Valencia bank account and David Villa moving to WHL. two other storey's of note regarding WHL Lennon will not be going to Villa or the barcodes as most Tottenham have said before he is off to Liverpool. and finally we will make a move for the Rangers keeper and Joe Lewis of Peterborough.
p. s we have all had a word and we will be glad to PAY for Gardner ourselves to join Newcastle lol lol lol, barcodes look forward to another mid table finish with him in your team lol lol
I stated on this site many months ago that Barry is on his way to Liverpool, and was amazed how many people told me I was wrong. At the time I said it was 'fact' and it is only now it has been reported in a national paper that everybody else has jumped on the band wagon. As stated at the time, Rafa asked Stevie G who in the England squad he would recommend (Rafa is looking to increase the number of home grown players, just in case the laws are changed about the number of fielding foreign nationals you can play) – Initial response from Stevie G was Owen, but Rafa is not keen due to his injury record, so the second choice was Barry. Gerrard has openingly admitted he enjoyed playing with him in the England team, and Liverpool have two players Villa want, being Carson and Crouch. So I can guarantee a move in the Summer.
Will also make an offer for Young, but feel they may be priced out, but do not be surprised if Young ends up at Chelsea, with Wright–Phillips part of the package.
And to the clown who said Torres is unhappy and will leave – Wake up – All we have heard from him is positive vibes and the £30 million quoted would only buy half of him.
To the person who said Robbie Keane has joined Liverpool he is happy at Tottenham and will not leave. Tottenham will sign a few of the following:
C. Kameni/Gomes £6 mill
Jarque £2 mill
Tiago £8 mill
Bentley £12 million and Lennon
Modric £20 mill
Villa/Eto'o £27 mill
Robinson (hurrah) Middlesbrough £4 mill
Chimbonda Newcastle £8 mill
Berbatov AC Milan £37 mill
Some of these will happen not all of them though.
Gordon Strachan to stay and will be given max £20 million and will get more cash depending on players going out.
James McCarthy–1 million + clauses
Sam Vokes–500 k
Jozy Altidore–3 million to £4 million
Stipe Pletikosa–2 million
George McCartney–1 million
Jimmy Bullard–2.5 million
Anatoliy Tymoschuk–6.5 million
Andrei Arshavin–4 million
Roman Pavlyuchenko–5 million but R. Madrid are interested as well
Thomas Gravesen–1.2 million
Massimo Donati–3.2 million
Chris Killen–500 k
Derek Riordan–750 k
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink–3.5 million
Evander Sno–2.5 million
Scott Brown–6 million
Mark Brown–200 k
Celtic for 3 in a Row
Why do people think Steven Gerrard will be leaving Liverpool? yes no Premier League this season, but the reds look a lot stronger now that Torres is here. + with possible signings of Bentley (90 percent ) and barry (80 percent ) the team will only get stronger. If any top Liverpool player shall leave it will be Alonso, he's not had as much impact as he had in his first couple of seasons + with new child he may look to move back to Spain. Along with the two mentioned above I think the addition of a right back and a forward (Henry, modic, villa, Keane, Berbatov, aguero) you shall see the reds as a mighty force in the league next season. All the boardroom stuff is exactly that and I do not think it will any bearing on the team. expect Liverpool to spend in the regions of £40–60 million this Summer, be it hicks's money or that of DIC.
2 the nut job who said Torres is unsettled and is off to Real, are you on pills? Torres luvs it in Liverpool/England and has said that he prefers the pace of the football other hear and has said that he luvs the fans. Plus REAL MADRID come on, an ex Athletico boy joining Real, please.
2 the rumours. Liverpool 2 bring in J. Zanetti and Pavel nedved on a free with Nasri coming in 4 a fee of £12 mill
Saha will be loned to Blackburn or Monaco, Marsielle or Lyon.
Manucho will return to OLD TRAFFORD next season and will be used as a sub winger and second forward.
The forward partnerships will be ROONEY, TEVEZ
and MANUCHO, KLAUS JAN HUNTELAAR ( may move for a surprisingly cheap fee as Ajax only use players for 2 or three seasons ).
UNITED do not really need any defenders unless more compitition is needed at right back (NEVILLE may suffer niggling injury and BROWN will probably retain his place)
so DANI ALVES will be bought for 10 – 15 mill
I agree with v1. I heard on Saturday from a friend who is a press agent at LFC, that Robbie Keane is already signed. If it is coincidence, then whatever, but that is what I heard. Besides that, he told me that the deals already made and/or lined up to be finalised have totally bypassed Rick Parry and have been sanctioned directly by Hicks to "get the ball rolling" sooner rather than later, in accordance with Rafa's wishes for speedier transfer deals. Personally, I am not convinced by Robbie Keane, though he is undoubtedly excellent and proven in the Premier League. Let's see what happens. Also, one other rumour but I'll post on it tomorrow as it is pretty big and I have more details coming (hopefully). PR9
SHEFFIELD UNITED will OFFER KEVIN BLACKWELL 2 YEARS CONTRACT (END OF THE SEASON) COTTERILL–WIGAN/HOWARD–BARNSLEY/HOOLIHAN–BLACKPOOL/MARTIN–MAN UNITED/BRILL–LUTON/HALLS–READING and GORAN SLAVKOVSKI–INTER MILAN will BE JOIN THE BLADES SELL LUTON SHELTON £1,000,000 TO CRYSTAL PALACE/ROB HULSE £2,000,000 TO MIDDLESBORO/JON STEAD £750,000 TO LEEDS/MICHAEL TONGE £3,000,000 TO BLACKBURN/DAVID CARNEY £2,000,000 TO BAYERN MUNICH/Lee Hendrie £50,000 TO LEICESTER/KEITH GILLESPIE FREE TRANSFER
Benjaminas Zelkevičius will join Hearts in the Summer. The former Lithuania manager has had discussions with Vladimir Romanov and will work alongside Stevie Frail. Zelkevičius is the 'more experienced, more mature person' Roman Romanov was referring to at the AGM. The arrangement will be similar to that of the Korobochka/Frail partnership seen during the second half of season 2006/07.
David carney took over
Frank Ribery Bayern Munich to Arsenal
Michael tonge took over
David Bentley Blackburn to Liverpool
Luton shelton took over
tom soare Palace to Q. p. r
jon stead took over
jermanie Beckford Leeds to Leicester
rob hulse took over
tungay Middlesboro to besiktas
Jamie Beattie is very happy with Blades
Arsenal is going to surprise and not go for an expected target like David Villa, Benzema, or Palacio. Instead, look for Arsene to spend up to £12 million to lure Russian wunderforward Roman Pavlyuchenko away from Spartak. My Emirates connexions tell me so.
It seems after the Fulham victory Rafa flew straight to Madrid to meet with Atletico officials with a view to buying Sergio Aguero for £21 Million. On Sunday, he came to an agreement with Real for Heinze for £4 million. He has already wrapped up deals for Rafinha (£8 million) and Bentley (£6 million + Pennant). Next on the radar is a double swoop on Villa for Young and Barry. For this he will be swapping Crouch, Carson, + £7 million. Also coming is Modric for a cool £16 million.
With the boardroom struggles he has been told he has to recoup the most of the money so he leaving the club will be Crouch, Voronin, Pennant,
Carson, Kewell, Riise and Finnan. He is also looking to offload Guthrie, and will accept his money back on Kuyt.
Rafa has also asked HIcks if he can bid for Huntelaar to complete the his team for the next five years
Blackburn will have some Summer signings to do
as they are dodgy at the back
the Outs will free up £10 million
the Ins will cost around 30 mil
My m8 works in the hospitality lounge at the amsterdam arena and he reckons rumours there are Huntelar to Arsenal in the Summer, also Wengers going in for Buffon and ben arfa. also expect micah Richards.