Football Rumours Archive April 24 2008


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Deal Completed –

Manchester City have agreed a fee with CSKA Moscow for the signiture of Brazilian forward Jo. The fee is believed to be around the £18 million pound Mark

A 'leak' has been arranged at Manchester as a method of showing their support for manager Sven Goran Erikson, as a result this information may already be public by the time you read this.

Deal Completed –

David Bentley will sign for Liverpool in a deal believed to be around £10 million pounds. It has been speculated Jermaine Pennant will be used as a make–weight in the deal, though this is to be confirmed

Deal Cancelled –

Man United have withdrawn their interest in Bayern Munich fullback Phillip Lahm. Bayern are thought to have been asking well over the odds for their player, and Manchester are unwilling to pay over the odds. Interest may be rekindled where Bayern to reduce their demands

Pure Rubbish –

Kaka will not sign for Chelsea. Tentative inquiries have proved unsuccessful from both AC Milan and the player himself.


The Informant

  Can someone please explain to me why people keep saying that Liverpool will receive a fee for Harry Kewell. Just to set the record straight, he is off contract at the end of this season. That (for all the people that do not seem to understand) means he can leave on a Bosman (that means no transfer fee). He will leave Liverpool as he has been a player who has not lived up to expectations. This is a shame, as when he left Leeds he was a highly talented player who would have been ideal in Rafa's current setup. But due to constant injuries and his now lack of speed and an obvious loss of confidence he will not be resigned. He is also on high wages, which is why he has not been sold to a mid table team earlier (plus a lack of quality on the left side at Liverpool). No one wants to pay an injury prone player 60 or 70K a week. Rafa will definitely sign a left sided player, who, I do not know. I would like to think that Modric will come but with all the boardroom unrest, who knows who Liverpool will sign. Rafa seems to sign potential, rather than established talent. Sometimes it comes off (Torres), sometimes it does not. As a Liverpool fan, I hope he gets it right this Summer as it may be his last chance.

  Sunderland will try and sign:

Heinz Muller

Mark Oxley

Paul Stalteri

Jonny Evans

Carlos Cuellar

Stephen Warnock

Aiden McGeady

Steve Sidwell

Brian Howard

Dean Ashton

David Healy

I was invited to dine with Charlie Chawke at the Chelseatenham Festival.


  Man rumours

Expect two of these youngsters in United next season



Manucho (done deal to be given work permit)


Moutinho (replacement for Scholes)

Veloso (backup for defensive midfield)

Perreirinha also plays for sporting (back up for wing)


RB: Bosingwa (admitted he would love a move to United)

Philip Lahm (Bayern Munich)



Fletcher though a good could pave the way for Veloso

Saha also expected to leave due to his knee problems

Ryan Giggs to Sunderland

Scholes to Blackburn

  Ok first off just thought I would scupper some of the person–talk about Liverpool on here. firstly Gerrard is wanted by every team on the planet just like Christiano and 2 b honest it's much more likely Ronaldos going to leave if anything so anyone claiming Stevies off clearly is not in the know at all, secondly I have not heard anything about a left back so I would say Heinze is out of the question especially as insua is almost ready. Rafinha is on the way as well as Bentley OR Lennon depending on availability/price. Crouch is not going anywhere either unless a massive offer comes in. We have first option on Nasri (that does not mean wel sign him tho) and modric wants to join but is more than likely 2 much rent at £18 million pounds. Aside from that not muchl happen due to the boardroom drama but 2 b honest that is all we need. Random rumours I have heard include bosingwa and veloso 2 Man United, menez 2 Arsenal with some as yet unknown keeper, and Huntelaar 2 Chelsea to replace outbound Drogba (inter). Oh yeah and 2 the guy that said barry is Gerrards replacement Stevie suggested the signing muggins how clever are u? Barry will not leave Villa unfortunately anyway but apparently xabi wants his kid 2 grow up in Spain–weak.LFC

  Chelsea FC Summer Transfer

For Sale

Confirmed List:

Ben Haim





Tentative List:





Estimated Amount Recieved: 30–40 million

Purchase List

Right Fullbacks (Any of those 4):


Dani Alves



Playmakers (Any of the 4):

Van Der Vaart



Kaka (Very low chance)

Wingers (Any of the 4):





Strikers (Any of the 6):







Estimated Expenditure For 4 Players: 80–100 million

  Thierry Henry is adamant on a move back to the Premier League in order to see his daughter more frequently. Chelsea will make the surprise signing and feel that Henry would be an ideal replacement for Drogba to play in a 4–4–2 formation alongside Anelka next season;

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  The reason that Ronaldinho's AC Milan move is in doubt is due to a new approach from Arsenal. They are supposedly looking to bring him in for anything up to £22 million as a replacement for A. Hleb who could join Inter in a deal worth £12 million.

Other Arsenal Rumours:


Ronaldinho – £22 million

Modric – £18 million

Micah Richards – £12 million

D. Villa – £24 million


Hleb – £12 million

Rosicky – £7 million

Senderos – £4 million

Lehmann – Free

Gilberto – Free

Bentdner – £2 million

Adebayor – £17 million

Also look out for some more upcoming youths to break through the youth ranks. These include promising Young Forward Jack Wilshere, and promising Left Winger A. Bhatt, who are to be used sparingly in less important games, as well as the Carling Cup.


Watch this Space

  Palace 2 sign Walcott on loan

Freddy sears on loan from the Hammers

and ivan campo £2.4 mill

dempsey to sign for us as well from Fulham 4 £4.8 million all these are true

Yors sincerly fellow palce fan Dean Mitchell

  Celtic Summer Changes

Outs Replaced by

Boruc Schwarzer

Caldwell Van Buyten

Pressley N/A

Naylor McKeveley

Nakamura Routledge

Donati McDonald (Dundee)

Gravesen N/A

JVoH Samaras (permament)

There may be a few more ins, low–key mainly and the first team squad will be supplemented with reserves coming through – these to include – Caddis/Mizuno/Grant/Shepard/O'Brien/Cuthbert

3–in–a–row still there to be won

  The player Rafa claims to have signed who can speak English but is not English is Flamini from Arsenal to replace Xabi Alonso. Xabi Alonso will be sold to FC Barcelona for £20 million with the money be used to sign Valencia winger David Silva. Watchin You The Squealer

  Rumour from within Stoke City Presidents suit. Coates has enquired with Ferguson regarding the futures of Giggs, Scholes and Neville. All of whom could soon be surplus at Old Trafford. Whatch this space.

  Liverpool could sign Javier Saviola from Real Madrid to partner Fernando Torres up front.

  news from the lane


BENTLEY (puddlers thinking he has signed for you get over it you have got no money to throw around, you need defender's, and do not forget he is a Tottenham fan)

KRANCJAR potential swap i.e jenas, chimbonda, kaboul,

PRANJIC or CAPEL left side,


MODRIC we have jumped ahead of the que but would the player join? problem not.

GRANERO problem part of the BERBA deal with Real Madrid,

McGREGOR first choice and a huge write up by hutton to jr,

DIAZ liked by jr.

aaron ramsey, joe lewis.

not arriving at whl

TEL BEN HAIM do not think he would AGAIN want to settle for fourth to fith choice?

ETO'O never in a million years we could never afford his wages.



KEANE IS not GOING TO LIVERPOOL/but I am sure if you keep posting it jr will say Ok but give us Torres other than that shut up.

KING going to Arsenal, one word for the post'es "you persons"

HUDDLESTONE will not be leaving at all.

one out will be LENNON and no not to Villa or the barcodes but to the puddlers

  Expect to see Aston Villa busy in the sumer with Martin O'Neill bringing in the following players.

Carlo Cudicini


Vitorino Antunes

Samir Nasri

Arouna Kone

Steve Finnan

Curtis Davis

remember you read it here first.

  Have just seen Richard Money (ex–Walsall) Leaving the Galpharm, looks like he being lined up as next town manager

  Juve and Bayern Munich are chasing FC Barcelona ace Deco. –MB– Ajax reserve forward Stanton Lewis is being chased by Liverpool and Arsenal. –MB–

  Sir Alex Ferguson believes that to make an amazing squad he will have to introduce a top keeper, wing back (Right) and a back up forward/attacking mid (centre), these targets include: Casillas, Mexes, and Diego.

the total will be around £43 million.

  I cannot believe the amount of rubbish beign said about Liverpool FC, With all the board room scandels do people really think Rafa will have multi Mills to spend, NO.

He will again go cheep and pay the price for this with anotherfourth place finish next year.

Expect in





And depending if Valencia are relagted one of there more reconised players at cut price ( Villa/Silva )

Players out







  Coventry are stepping up the chase for young Airbus UK wingers Karl Gamblin and Fraser Leach, both 18. They are also after Jamie Cureton and Joe Ledley

  Tottenham Rumours: Juande Ramos will have £40 million to spend in the Summer and will sell most of his dead–wood (tainio, boateng, malbranque, possibly jenas, anthony Gardner, kaboul, bent, cerny, Lee young pyo, ekotto and chimbonda) With the money he gets from these departures and the £40 million kitty expect to see big names coming in. with the possibility of selling Berbatov for £30 million also then David Villa will be brought in along with Fabiano to replace bent. Ramos plays a 3–5–2 formation. signings to fill these positions will be queresma, morten gamst Pederson, Poulsen, kameni (goalkeeper), diaz (defender).

  Manchester City are preparing to smash their transfer record on CSKA Moscow's Brazilian forward Jo, 21, in a move that could cost close to £20 million.

Sven–Goran Eriksson could have a mouthwatering attacking line–up next season as City believe they can successfully re–enter the race to sign Ronaldinho after a breakdown in negotiations between FC Barcelona and AC Milan

the Gunners could lose Alexander Hleb after the midfielder – who can buy out his contract for a knockdown fee – had a secret meeting with Inter.

Emmanuel Adebayor could also be on his way to Italy after the Arsenal forward was linked with AC Milan and Juve. "Milan have looked at him and so have Juve, " said the player's agent Vincenzo Morabito.

Tottenham could make a £3 million offer for Getafe defender Daniel Diaz

Japanese club Yokohama Marinos are in Glasgow for talks with Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura.

Manager Rafael Benitez wants Newcastle's Steve Harper to battle with Pepe Reina for the number one goalkeeping spot at Liverpool. The 32–year–old could cost as little as £500,000.

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is ready to offer Fulham £5 million for Jimmy Bullard if Fulham are relegated.

Derby could sign Everton midfielder Lee Carsley as manager Paul Jewell prepares for the Championship.

you heard it from me first.

  Roy Keane will be replacing Gordon Strachan at Celtic and will look to bring in lots of players from the Premier League. Money will finally be spent as we look to challenge Walter Smiths Rangers side.

Targets will be:

Kenwyne Jones (£5 million)

Craig Gordon (£4.5 million)

Harry Kewell (free)

Jermaine Pennant (£3 million)

Justin Hoyte (£1 million)

  Liverpool looking for yet another CM to partner Mascherano as Rafa feels Lucas is not quite ready to step up in the PL so feels lacking cover since Sissoko left. Thats led to links with

Michael Johnson – £12 million

Gareth Barry – £15 million

Lucho Gonzalez – 10–15 million

Fernando Gago – Swap Alonso + £5 million

Mahamadou Diarra – Swap Alonso

and interestingly Mathieu Flamini – Free

1 of these players will be signed along with some creative options. Rafa said to be looking at

David Bentley – £8 million + Pennant

David Silva – £18 million

Luka Modric – £16 million

Hatem Ben Arfa – £10 million + Riise

Rafael Van Der Vaart – £16 million

Royston Drenthe – £12 million

Javier Saviola – £5 million

David Villa – £25 million

Roque Santa Cruz – £10 million

Ryan Babel will be used a forward next season so Rafa targetting creative midfielders ahead of forwards but feels if a good deal is on Tom Hicks is ready to back him.

  CHarlton to loan ben Foster of Man United for whole of next season

expect to see dickson etuhu of Sunderland and Leroy Lita of Reading join in the Summer. lita signing for £4 million and etuhu for £3 million. Halford is a possibility although rosenior is linked

  Liverpool rumours. If Benitez gets a reasonable backing from the board that he feels he needs to compete for the Premier League he will get rid of the following:

Scott Carson (6 million) Charles Itjande (3 million) Harry Kewell (free) John Arne Riise (5 million) Jermaine Pennant (7 million) Andrey Voronin (1 million)

He will sign:

Philip Lahm (14 million)

Steve Harper (1 million) done

Luka Modric (14 million) FEE BEING NEGOTIATED

Ashley Young (13 million)

Wayne Bridge (6 million)

  Breaking news. Liverpool have agreed a deal with Celtic to sign Aiden Mcgeady in a £8 million deal rising to a possible £13 million.

  Arsenal Ins – Micah Richards (15–20 mil), Sebastian Frey (8–10 mil), Carlos Vela (returning from loan into the first team) + awsome young prospect Fran Merida to be promoted into first team

Outs – Lehmann–retirement/Dortmund (free), Senderos–Villareal (5–8 mil), Gilberto–Villareal/Portsmouth (8–10 mil), Johan Djourou/Alex Song–loan to newly

promoted prmier league side for all of next season, Bendtner, Diaby, Fabregas, Adebayor, Flamini and Hleb all to stay (Flamini and Hleb to sign new contract in the next two weeks)

Man UNITED Ins – Karim Benzema (possible swap with Louis Saha + 5–10 million going the other way)/Klaas Jan Huntelaar (20–25 mil), Philip Lahm (10–15 mil)

Outs – Foster–loan to smaller Premier League side, Brown–Newcastle (6–8 mil), Fletcher–Rangers (8 mil), Saha–Lyon (possibly £5 million with Benzema going the other way)

Chelsea Ins – Dani Alves (20–25 mil) –for sure, + a new forward, possibly David Villa (30 mil)

Outs – Drogba–Inter (20–30 million) – will form a deadly strike parntnership with Ibrahimovic, Shevchenko–Milan (15–20 mil)

Liverpool Ins – David Bentley (15–20 mil), Ashley Young (15–20 mil) will replace Kuyt and Babel on the wings

Thats all for now

ArsenalNo. 1

  Although Keane has up to 50 million to spend, and he will spend up to this much, done expect him to bring in an entirely new squad

he has already stated MANY times that he wishes to look to overseas for the "quality" which he insists Sunderland need


Forlan (12. 5)

Nihat (11)

Veron or Scholes (? )

Ireland (8)

Van Buyten (2. 5)

Rui Marques (2)

Fletcher (5)

Evans (5)

Strong Rumours:



Ben Haim

S. Sinclair






Unlikey Rumours:




S. W. Philips

Anyway, these are all genuine Rumours and nothing is ever certain

  Afc Bulletin ) ) ) ) )

Possable shock move by Arsene Wenger 4 Palermo forward Amauri as Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has said Arsenal have given an offer. With Hoyte probaly leaving Arsenal it's heard Arsene Wenger may move 4 Tottenham defender Dawson to replace Hoyte as it's heard Dawson could leave Tottenham come the Summer.

  I work at the Emirates stadium as a security guard and yesterday I saw a representative of Aston Villa I asked my friend at the Emirates and he said that he was here for Gareth Barry who Wenger sees as an ideal replacement for Mathieu Flamini. Also I have heard a rumour the fee could be around £18 million. Also I have heard that Wenger is chasing:

Hatem Ben Arfa

Frank Ribery

Alexander Pato

Diego Milito

Samir Nasri


James Wilson


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