Football Rumours Archive June 24 2008
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Leicester have placed a bid for Cameron Jerome from Birmingham. Haven't heard how much
Simon Davey is keen about signing Orlando Smeekes as a possible replacement for Brian Howard who is unsettled at the club as he wants a new improved contract (his current deal expires at the end of the season). Roland Lamah is also a target for the Tykes; Davey is keen to bring in a young forward but this depends on Barnsley signing Kevin Phillips.
I have close relations with a member on the Liverpool board and have been told that a deal for one of Germanys euro 08 stars is practically done. he did not name names but it will be annonced after the tournament
A tape has been leaked to the press in Scotland involving a discussion between Rangers chairman Sir David Murray and Man United chief executive David Gill. In it Gill tells Murray that Sir Alex Ferguson and Malcolm Glazer will not accept any bid for Cristiano Ronaldo. However, Ronaldo has already told Fergie that he will not pull on a United shirt ever again. Gill states in the discussion that he will send Ronaldo on loan to Rangers for six months in the hope that he will come back to Old Trafford in January with a different view. There are two stipulations though: 1– Ronaldo cannot play in Champions League games and 2– United get first refusal on Carlos Cuellar.
Expect this to be on Sky Sports Rumours by tonight.
Ok so here goes.
I have been told from a very reliable source that Liverpool are interested in bringing Eto'o to Anfield next season. Rafa tried to sign him last season but was to expensive so went for Torres instead however he has been back in touch with FC Barcelona to try and broker a deal.
Liverpool are also after a quality wide man. Silva is on the short list however so are Bentley, Lennon, Shaun Wright–Phillips, Riera, and Van der fart.
My source also told me that Biscan may come back to Liverpool as some sort of coach however some of the players are a bit intimidated by Igor (if you know what I mean)
On a lighter note Voronin's missus has binned her trackie and bought herself something more suitable.
First of all Santa Cruz will not be leaving Ewood for anything like £10 million, come on guys, he's only 26, and scored 19 goals in the league alone. Blackburn would only sell for silly money 18+ million.
Bentley (5 million + Lennon + Dawson) Tottenham
Samba (6 million) City
Santa Cruz (18+ mill) Arsenal, Man United
Gallacher (1 million) Championship
Eboue (5 million) Arsenal
Cisse (8 million) Marseille
Appiah (6 million) Fenerbache
stop what your doing and read this
Rumours about Davids:
David Bentley will not be leaving Blackburn. He is a huge fan of Paul Ince and strongly believes he will secure UeFa Cup football at least next season.
Also, some more breaking news, David Villa AND David Silva will both be coming to Anfield for a combined fee of £35 mill
I do not know why I posted this on this website though because it is not a rumour, it is a fact
Do not expect Adebayor to go anywhere this Summer. He has said time and time again that he wants to spend many seasons to come at Arsenal and for Arsenal fans not to worry as he will definitely be at the Emirates next season. Not only that, Arsene Wenger has clearly said he is not for sale and he will report any club that make an approach, and also Adebayor has just signed a new deal that means he will be earning 80,000 a week. It is only AC Milan, FC Barcelona and the papers that are saying he will go, obviously Milan and FC Barcelona would as they are trying to sign him. However if he does go then one of Arshavin, Obafemi Martins, David Villa and Roque Santa Cruz will be signed as a replacement for sure, using the money from Adebayor. If Adebayor does leave for FC Barcelona expect Arsene Wenger to demand Yaya Toure in return to fill the center mid problem. Samir Nasri will fully complete his move to Arsenal this week. No keepers will be signed this Summer, Almunia has been given the number 1 shirt and will continue as the number one keeper, Fabianski will step up to become the second choice keeper and Mannone will come into the first team and be the third choice keeper, wearing Almunias former shirt number of 24. No defenders will be signed as Wenger believes the ones we have are good enough, + signing new defenders could drive Gallas and Toure away.
Thats all for now
MON is looking to add strength and depth to his team so he will be looking at the possibility of signing some good players. first of all Sidwell should become a Villa player by the end of the week. as Villa fans know a priority is a right back, so he will look at pascal chimbonda, however because he has a bit of an atitude, he would much rather bring in miguel from Valencia and hopes to strike a deal asap. because he likes his quick wingers, he is also taking a look at wright–phillips (if big Phil cannot promise him first team football) and Lennon or Bentley, Lennon if Bentley goes to Tottenham. o'Neill has been impressed with Josep simunic (just exited the Euros with croatia) so a bid will be tabled for him. another target is a goalkeeper, mon is put off Wayne hennessey (Wolves) by the £6 million price tag on his head so will look elsewhere, either Joe hart, marten stekelenberg, stipe pletikosa or timo hildebrand. another player who has impressed at the Euros is roman pavlyuchenko, mon will be making an enquiry about him too. G. b will leave 4 Liverpool and shaun maloney will go back to Scotland, Marlon Harewood will stay and fight for his place for another season. these not guaranteed to be going through but are from a reliable source and are at least realistic. Up The Villa top 6 again next season: D
samir Nasri – 17 mill
Aaron ramsey – 3 mill
andrei ashvin – 17 mill
David Villa – 21 mill
joloen leScott – 13 mill
'totenham to sign casillas, eto'o, Van Der Vaart, seeijder and villa'– who was your source? – Al Murray– get real they all want to play for big clubs (top 4/Champions lge regulars).
Though expect to see totenham to sign Kirkland, Ferdinand, M. Taylor, Downing, Milito and a top center midfielder.
Across the other side of north London a swap deal involving hart and Bentder may happen or a straight cash deal for shay given or palop, do not know who the big powerhouse center half (Wenger has denied it to keep Gallas quiet–a cheap 'no–body' looks likely), Barry may sign for £16 million + Hoyte a right winger– may be the lad who plays for Spain carzola, Nasri and a replacement for Adebayor (santa cruz)
On the net I have heard that Arsenal are hoping to sign Messi who is reportedly unsettled at the Nou Camp (reliable source) could Adebayor and Hleb be used as make weights thought this may mean no cazorla.
Ok lets get things straight, liverstool will not sign every player listed on this site, Benitez is no fool and not a panicker, I am sure he's ear marked a few players He would like but get real scoucers. barry. arshavin. Huntelaar. silva. and anyone else who strings a few passes together at the Euros are apparently about to sign for the stool. realistically I would say barry will be the main addition and maybe a few fringe players but that is it.
United contray to all the rubbish about them signing a host of superstars will adopt the same policy, Fergie has proved time and time agin he's no fool and will only add in areas that need it, and lets face it they do not need too much. I would say Ronaldo will jump ship like the rat he is, and they will add a defender as a result of Nevilles age and may potentially get Robinho as part exchnage with Ronaldo, but do not forget the glaziers are in charge and United have a debt of 800 million which will decide their budget.
Chelsea. who knows, he will try and buy the world and the league again, but with Drogba and Lampard probably going, it may take a season or two for new players to settle in, so I am not expecting much to be honest, but they will be there or there about at the end of the season.
Arsenal. again who knows with Wenger in charge he will not buy all the names linked, Nasri is a done deal, he will buy a defender to replace the ageing Gallas, veloso may come in if the price is right, and if ade goes as I think he will then sant cruz will probably come in, the one I think all Gunners fans would ove to see will be arshavin, but after his perfromances his value will sky rocket, so that will put Wenger off, but who knows.
post rumours not rubbish
In relation to this claim from yesterday (which incidentally is 100 percent true):
"Basically, despite reports otherwise Arsene Wenger is still wanting to sign a tall, "Athletic" centre back and we are currently negotiating a fee with another Premier League club for one. I was wondering who this could be. Joseph Yobo, JoLeon LeScott, Christopher Samba could all be possibilities but I am sure there are many other "tall, Athletic centre backs" in the Premier League. Unfortunately he was very vague on this"
The player in question is Corluka, Croation international defender at Manchester City. Played last season at full back but equally comfortable in the centre, also a very good player with the ball at his feet.
This is the defender with PL experience that Wenger is concentrating on.
Rangers FC Transfers Summer 2008/09
Mark Reynolds – £1.8 million – Motherwell
Ivan Klasnic –? – Werder Bremen
Leandro Cufre – £1.6 million – AS Monaco
Marek Suchy – £2.3 million – Slavia Prague
Margaro Gomis – £1.1 million – Dundee United
Pascal Fiendouno – £4.1 million – St. Etienne
Guirane N'Daw – £3.1 million – Sochaux
Vasilis Torosidis – £2.9 million – OlympiAkos
Rafaelle Palladino – £4.3 million – Juve
Kenny Miller – £1.9 million – Derby County > done
Andrius Velicka – £1 million – Viking Stavanger – > done
Kyle Lafferty – £3 million – Burnley > done
These transfers are all strongly sourced from Ibrox as my best friend is very close to a the Rangers head scout Ewan Chester. There are also other names mentioned coming into Ibrox but none of them were strongly sourced enough. These names are:
Javier Portillo – Osasuna
Gabriel Tamas – Auxerre
Lee Wilkie – Dundee United
Shaun Maloney – Aston Villa
Alan Smith – Newcastle United
James McFadden – Birmingham City
Gary Naysmith – Sheff United
Darren Fletcher – Man United
Mathieu Valbuena – OlymPique Marseille
Nasief Morris – Panathinaikos
All of these names have been mentioned around the media but they have not been strongly sourced around Ibrox hence why I did not put them in the list of players that Ewan Chester has as Rangers' official list of Summer transfer targets.
Arda Turan £8 million
Arshavin £12 million or Podolski £18 million (only podolski if Adebayor or rvp go)
Nasri £12 million (done)
Mexes £10 million
Toulalan £8 million or Frings £10 million
Hleb £16 million (inter, FC Barcelona or Bayern0
Adebayor £30 million (Ac Milan) (unlikely)
RVP £20 million (unlikely)
"A reply back to the guy who says Mcfadden will be staying with Birmingham for one more year and I was wrong. I think I am right mate as I know his agent on a friendly basis and he has handed in a transfer request. I never named my source, but now that names have been mentioned in todays papers I have given my source (His Agent Willie McKay). I have spoken to willie yesterday and he again says McFaddens desire to play with Celtic and in thje Champions League totaly outweighs playing in the Championship. He went to play Premier league football and has a Clause in his contract in the event that Birmingham were relegated.
Do the Maths. Birmingham need the cash.
I am the same person that said months ago that Kenny Miller would be a Rangers player by July and I was 100 percent spot on. MY FRIEND. (:
Re the above to the friend of Willie McKay – you might want to have Willie check the contract McFadden is on and what the release Clause is. I know one of Eck's relatives who, having spoken to big Eck, says that he will not be letting McFadden go for anything less than £10 million. Whether he is worth that is another debate but I highly doubt Celtic will blow £10 million on one player, certainly not McFadden.
100 percent True trust me
Engelaar (8 million)
Moutinho (13 million)
D. Bent (9 million)
Lennon (7 million)
Luke Young (4.5 million)
Total Spending: £41.5 million
Johnson (9 million) the Hammers
Neville (3.5 million) Sunderland/Newcastle
Hibbert (3 million) Blackburn
Arteta (12.5 million) Athletico Madrid
Total In: £28 million
They've lost Arshavin to Arsenal due to the attraction of Champions League football.
Steve Clarke will become assistant. Trust me on all of these points ;)
Ronaldo 65–70 million + any one of the following players Robinho, Ramos, Sneijder or Pepe.
With this money United will buy a winger and a forward. This forward may be Berbatov Santa Cruz or a new discovery.
Ps Tevez will be bought and Manucho will come. Also if Torres had come to United then Ronaldo would justbe another player. Hes ungrateful
Man United forever
Bentley is 100 percent going to be a Tottenham player. his family are all Tottenham fans as is he. He has also stated on sky sports he is leaving Blackburn. I live in hertfordshire (massive Tottenham following and Tottenham employees) and this rumour has been around for months. Sadly huddlestone wanted by Blackburn as part of the deal.
Come on you Tottenham
Romanian duo Razvan Rat and Mirel Radoi to sign for Sunderland in next 48 hours for a combined fee in region of £9 million.
My brother has lived in the US now for over 10 years and has worked in a high position for the Hicks family for nearly seven of those years. He has confirmed that the public show of unity at Liverpool is because Gillett has accepted Hicks will not allow him to sell to DIC ever. The reason Rafa is being linked with players is only to appease fans but they will not sign anything other than bit–part players–using the over valuation as an excuse for lack of major signings. The reason behind this is the Americans will stand to make a much larger profit with a new stadium on the horizon with no outgoings because they have realised they have no chance at all of lifting the Premier League trophy in the next five years. Just wait and see.
David Bentley will be having a medical at WHL within the next week, the fee will between £12–£15 million, a fee has already been agreed with Heurelho Gomes of PSV for £10 million. Tottenham are also chasing a young CB, he will arrive from Spain, Ramos is also looking for two new forwards, his targets will be out of Diego Milito, Sergio Garcia, David Villa and Andrei Arshavin, the two that will most likely join are the first two as both of them play for Zaragoza, who where relegated last season. Gringo
Richard wright will be signing for Ipswich Town within the week.
Now lets get real Tottenham signing Eto'o and Villa what a load of rubbish. Arsenal have completed signing of Nasri and are now looking to sign Villa because of the friendship between cesc and him. also look out for a move for Hleb and Adebayor only if Villa joins. However if Villa goes elsewhere and ade goes expect an emergency bid for Eto'o. Also look out for a move for yaya Toure maybe to Arsenal. robihno completed signing with Chelsea with Drogba going in the opposite direction. Expect for Manchester City to go mental with the money and do not be suprised when some big players join.
Next Mk Dons manager Glenn Hoddle. Big name is required to help the fans get over the loss of Incey.
The Dons were speaking to him Saturday and Sunday once Ince confirmed deal with Rovers.
Stoke City will announce in three days (27th June) that Marton Fulop has signed a three year deal in a dela worth up to £3,000,000 (£2, 300,000 + incentives if Stoke survive relegation this season.
Hearts to sign Slovakian forward Surkat Randcee from FC Nice. Frozen out due to refusal to sign a new contract.
In relation to the reports linking diogo with a move to Arsenal, when Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez confirmed He would signed 'one first team player and two yongsters' earlier this season, diogo was not only mentioned but he himself mentioned Liverpool less than a week later. whether he is one of the two youngsters or not remains to be seen but with portuguesa rejecting all offers for him, they are either trying to Jack the price or ther's already a deal in place with Liverpool.
To the guy/girl (? ) who linked both George McCartney and Leandro Cufre to Rangers – spot on mate, McCartney has been tracked for a while and is viewed as a cost effective player with both the experience and desire to move to the club joining fellow Northern Irishmen Kyle Lafferty and hopefully Steven Davis. The permanent deal for Davis looks to be a bit of a way off with Fulham looking for £4 million – £4.5 million and Rangers hoping for an offer closer to £1 million less being accepted. A deal for Madjid Bougherra from Charlton is still being sought with Danny Shittu a potential alternative. Finally the big bucks left will go towards a couple of wingers to provide the creative spark sadly missed last season. James McFadden may well be just out of reach financially and look for Walter Smith to splash the cash on the continent to get the men he wants, with players in France and the Netherlands being looked at. I do not have a clue who those players may be, but can almost guarentee they will not be involved in the Euros – watch for clubs paying hugely inflated prices for mediocre players.
Cardiff City will sign:
Ched Evans – loan
Kris Boyd – £3 million
Aaron Ramsey – loan (maybe)
Chelsea will sign:
Arshavin – £20 million (Abramovich's buddy)
Villa – £30 million
Torres – £42 million
Deco – £12 million (Scolari's mate)
Boswinga – £12 million (done)
I hope Cardiff get rid off Hasselbaink and Fowler
and Chelsea get rid of Drogba, Lampard, Anelka, Malouda, Ben Haim and thank od Sidwell had gone.
Carvalho and Ferriera to stay because of Scolari: )
As an Everton fan I am most upset that Arshavin is now one of the best players at the Euros, otherwise I thought we had a realistic chance of signing him. We cannot compete with the big guns who are after him now.
As for my rumour, I have heard we are very close to announcing the signing of Tom Huddlestone to replace Lee Carsley as the holding midfielder, not the worst signing I suppose but not quite the same as Arshavin.
Deco– (£12 million)
Ronaldinho – (£20 million)
Huntaalar – (£22 million)
Swiensteger/van dar vaart – (£18 million)
Quaresma – (£20 million)
pizzaro – £4.5 mill
SWA – £10 mill
Maluada – £13.5 mill
sedwell – £5.5 mill
mekelele – Free
Tal Benhaim – £4 mill
wyne bridge – £11 mill
Expect: Lampard, Calvalho, and Drogba will stay