Football Rumours Archive March 24 2007
Use our rumours form to send us football transfer rumours.
This is to the chap who said J Lloyd Samuel will be joining Everton well he is wrong, He has already signed a pre contract agreement with Bolton and will join in the summer.
I would like to say if Nani does decide to leave Sporting Lisbon and the join the Premier League then the only team he will sign for is Man Utd. Reasons for this are he shares the same Agent as Cristiano (jorge mendes), Cristiano and Nani were good mates before he left and Man Utd have an agreement with Sporting that they get refusal on up and coming players as long as they meet Sportings valuation for the player. So no more rubbish about Tottenham or Liverpool signing him. I'm suprised Villa fans haven't said they are getting him seeing as they are signing everyone else across Europe.
Man Utd aslo want a striker who will work well with Rooney/ Ronaldo, they want someone with vision/ technique but with experience in the Premiership hence rumours of Gudjohnsen being signed - this will happen.
Last thing is we all now David Nugent is an Evertonian and recently stated in a interview he only wants to play for the blues so can we stop linking him with every club in the Premier League. Everton will sign him in Summer.
CELTIC SUMMER ACTIVITY
Celtic will sign:
Fabianski (will be signed whenever to replace Boruc)
Whittaker (challenge Wilson/ Back-up Naylor)
Lamey (has been lined-up if we fail to get Whittaker)
De Zeeuw (Replace Lennon in Defensive Midfield, he's been scouted)
Schaars (Replace Lennon, if we don't get De Zeeyw, been scouted)
Sidwell (Deal nearly complete, replace Gravesen)
McFadden (He is a done deal, replace Miller)
Keane or Bellamy (To partner Vennegoor)
Expected Squad Next Season
(Boruc or Fabianski), Marshall, Brown
Wilson, (Whittaker or Lamey) Caldwell, Pressley, Cuthbert, McManus, Kennedy, O'Dea, Naylor
Nakamura, McGlinchey, Ferry, Grant, Sno, Hartley, (De Zeeuw or Schaars), Sidwell, McGeady, Riordan
Vennegoor, (Keane or Bellamy) McFadden, Beattie
Top summer transfers:
cristiano Ronaldo to R. Madrid = 78 million euros
frank Lampard to Barcelona = 21 million euros
Samuel Eto'o to Arsenal Fc = 8 million euros + R.V.P
Roberto carlos to fenerbahce = 5 million euros
David Villa to Liverpool Fc = 28 million euros
frank Ribery to Arsenal Fc = 10 million euros + F. Ljunberg
David Trezeguet to Man Utd = 10 million euros
gianluigi Buffon to Arsenal F. c = 5 million euros + money owing from P. viera transfer
Kaka to R. Madrid = 39 million euros
julio Baptista to Arsenal Fc = permanent
Robinho to Arsenal Fc = 10 million euros + Reyes
Alex to Chelsea = 10 million euros
Pirlo + Gattuso to man. Utd = 32 million
Shevchenko to Inter Milan = swap for Adriano
Jose Mourinho to R. Madrid
Marcello Lippi to Chelsea
Plenty of ins and outs at Manchester United this summer, as follows: GK: Foster will return and Kuschak will be sent out on loan to a Premiership Team for more experience (there is talk that Watford might also try to get him on loan as replacemnt for the departing Foster). DF: A new right back is a priority. Ferguson wants someone who is happy to play second fiddle to Neville for one/ two years. He would love Micah Richards but will not get him for two reasons 1. Too expensive, 2. City would never sell to United. Eventually, Ferguson will approach Ajax again this time with a concrete offer for Heitinga (around £5million) . For left back everyone already knows that Bale if a 99% done deal. The only people who don't know this are deluded Spurs fans. Midfield is where we will see the most movement this summer. The three priority targets are Samir Nasri from Marseille as a long term Scholes replacement (costing around £10 million), Owen Hargreaves (around £17 million) and Nani (long term Giggs replacement £12 million) . Midfielders to leave are Richardson (100%), O'shea, Fletcher and possibly Chris Eagles. The situation up front is still unclear. The Glazier Family are obsessed with wanting to let the world know United are still a major footballing superpower, and for this reason have allocated a substantial budget for a world-class centre forward - one which will turn heads across the footballing world. The reason why the targets are still unclear is that they want to see who becomes available durning the summer. Ferguson will have the last say who signs as they completely trust his judgement. Eto'o looks like he wants to leave Barca and would cost around £30 million. Another potential signing is Suazo of Cagliari who would cost around £8million. 2 strikers will be signed, each of around the two prices quoted.
Neil Lennon to Leeds (free) Joey Barton from Man City (6mil)
Gravesen to Everton (1. 6mil) naismith from killie (3mil) and Scott Brown
from Hibs for (4mil) and beatie aiden mcgeady to aston Villa (9mil)
artur boruc Arsenal (6mil)
Man Utd are in the Hunt for Samuel Eto'o and Liverpool can't afford him even after their takeover. If Man Utd can't get him they will try for Torres again with Athletico Madrid dropping their price tag significantly. Nani is definintely going to United whether or not C. Ronaldo goes (which he won't) expect Park Ji-Sung to go and Darren Fletcher to go to Celtic. Man Utd will also make a cheeky bid for EManuel Adebayor at the end of the season. All from reliable souce K!$H
As I said earlier in the season, word has it that Neil Warnock's time at The Lane is running short. His self righteous and chest thumping outbursts continue to annoy the powers that be apparently, and the planned 'move upstairs' is also looking less and less likely.
Some remarkably big names are being courted already, hence Warnocks attempts to sell himself so publicly on TV and in print. His comments about Southgate's team selection (didn't he put our reserves out against Swansea in the cup?) and the feature he did on his 'incredible feat' in getting Scarborough into the football league on Teletext. have not gone down well. TV bosses are lining up as a (and I quote) 'pantomime baddy' pundit. always ready to give a quote.
There are some very big young names itching to take over a very well set up, big club.
Everton will look to strengthen their squad for Europe with Manuel fernandes (8m) and David Nugent (5m) certain signings. Moyes has also been alerted to the availabilty of Roma winger mancini who has fallen out with club legend Totti. Moyes desperately needs more width and the toffees received a glowing report from former player matteo ferrari.
Due to my close contacts, I have been advised that Villa will be in the Hunt for these players in the summer. This is true fact, don't know if some of them will come over as they are only on Villa's shopping list but some are 100% coming to Villa Park. Reo-Coker (3mil) 100% true, Sidwell (Free) 100% true, Neill 50% only if WHU get relegated will Villa make a bid. Upson (same as Neill), Giles Barnes 70% only if Derby stay in the Championship, if they get promoted then they will keep him. Keepers linked are: Boruc, Foster (season long loan)&Gordon. One of these keepers will definitely be moving to Villa as Villa don't think that Sorensen commands his area well enough. Strikers linke are: Defoe, Keane, D. Bent (a bid will be made if Charlton get relegated), Bellamy, Ashton&A Smith. Two of these strikers will definitely come over, depending on circumstances. Don't be surprised if some of these players come to Villa cos I told you so
Defoe to be sold by Spurs to Aston Villa for around £7 million.
Keane to be sold by Spurs to Celtic around £9 million.
Spurs to replace these with Darren Bent and Kris Boyd.
carlo nash[1m], Matty jarvis[1m], Lee cook[3m], Darren huckerby[3m], joe ledley[3m], Billy Sharp[2. 5m], izale mcleod[1. 8m], ole gunnar solskjaer[free 4 Tevez], Luke varney[1. 5m]&Scott Sinclair[loan].
New line-up. green, Neill (c), upson, gabbidon, mccartney, jarvis, cook, ledley, huckerby, solskjaer, mcleod Subs. nash, sharp, varney, quashie, davenport.
Just come back from a holiday break in portugual. Read in several rumours papers that nani and Moutinho are in talks with Man Utd as cristiano Ronaldo has persuaded them to come to Old Trafford. Both would be ideal replacements for Scholes and Giggs.
To the person that stated Rafa was going to be the next Madrid manager, keep dreaming he`s already stated he`s staying at Liverpool for a long time yet.
onto the rumours Lfc are after rb = Alves, rm = Quaresma (he can play on either wing), att/ mid = Dos Santos and a str = Villa, kerlon is also a target and so is nani.
Rafa won't sign 10-15 players like everybody else says because he knows he doesn't need them .
Nani or Van Der Vaart and Villa or Huntelaar to Liverpool this summer.
Real Madrid Rumours:
Real Madrid will be ready to sign C. Ronaldo from Man Utd. for 80 million euros.
They will also be looking to sign Dani Alves from Sevilla, Alexis from Getafe and their great coach Ben Chouster. They will also be looking to sign Metzelder and many man more players.
They will also be looking to leave canavaro, Emerson, R. Carlos, Capello, Helguera and many more.
For the people who said that Robinho is leaving, that is a big great lie because Real will not tend to sell one of their best players.
BERGKAMPWORLD. With one of Europe's most talented youngsters in the bag (gilles sunu) Arsene Wenger has been informed that two more want to join Arsenal?These are John Bostock (Crystal Palace) who is an Arsenal fan and Bojan Krkic (Barcelona)? Everyone has been talking about Gio Dos Santos at Barca and Krkic is fed up of it and has informed Fran Merida that he wants to come to the Gunners!
The only major signings over the summer will be a double swoop on Marseille for Franck Ribery and Samir Nasri and Craig Gordon (Hearts).
Manchester United to sign Fernando Torres, Freddy Adu and believe me! Kaka is on the road to Old Trafford
Chelsea will sell Robben, Lampard, makalalee to Real Madrid and will get Gago in exchange+50million and buy nani and quarsema leaving the club with four wingers and also will bring Alex and Alves this will allow them to sell bouhlrouz, Geremi and also wll buy one striker from Adriano/ gilardino/ ibra/ Torres
nd their formation next season.
Alves Terry Carvalho A. cole
Quaresma Essein Ballack J. cole
sub:ibra/ adri/ gilar/ Torres, nani, Gago, alex, Cudicini
Real Madrid is trying to buy two southamericans Belluschi from River Plate and Kerlon from Cruzerio
RB is staying put fact, sorry R. Madrid. Liverpool are after several youngsters as previously stated and also looking to sign the following players:
rb. Dani Alves (12mill) if not then micah Richards (cash plus sami)
cb. Milito/ Mexes/ A. Ferdinand (6-8mill) preferably ferdinand
rm. Lennon (16mill) or Quaresma (12mill)
cm. Dos Santos (as part of a deal with Alonso, unfortunately) and Mascherano permenant
sc. David Villa (22milllion) deal to be finalised on 31st march and one of either Ashton/ Berbatov/ huntelaar. he will look to offload dudek, sami, Alonso, zenden, paletta (loan), Bellamy and Crouch (potentially as part of berbatov deal) .
Lfc team next year
Lennon/ Pennant/ anderson
Kewell (going no where otherwise RB would have got rid ages ago) / gonzalez
Kuyt/ villa/ lindfield
(Ashton/ berbatov/ huntelaar)
other rumours Eto'o going to Arsenal in a shock swap plus cash with Henry. The deal will be eto'o in exchange for Henry and 10million due to Henry's poor season and the revamp Barcelona are going to have in the summer. Also R. Madrid and Barcelona will battle it out for the signature of C. Ronaldo and Lampard.
Millwall are planning a bold move to bring back Teddy Sheringham on loan from West Ham