Football Rumours Archive May 24 2007

 

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RANGERS

The ambitious move for CLAUDIO PIZARRO is still very much a goer with only possible interest from Juventus likely to scupper any deal. Also just heard that rumours of a sensational return for PETER LOVENKRANDS are very much true, talks have already taken place with Schalke about a deal which would see THOMAS BUFFEL moving in the opposite direction.

Also coming in will be STEVEN NAISMITH (£1.5M), LEE MCCULLOCH (£1M), PAUL KONCHESKY (£500,000),

ANDY WEBSTER (£600,000), and one major swoop which is likely to be ALAN SMITH (£3.5M)

FOLLOW FOLLOW

Given Wolves £30 mil investment we will make a cheeky £30 mil bid for Tevez ;) Only Joking.

True - Wolves to sign Billy Sharp, Tony Capaldi (Plymouth), Scott Sinclair (Chelsea) and Michael Raynes (from Stockport - centre half) . Chris Commons from Notts Forest is someone Mick Mcarthy is looking at also.

COME ON THE WOLVES - NM

TO CHARLES THE BORO FAN

nicky maynard isn't going nowhere I went all the way through youth football with him and he now goes my gym, Crewe are counting on him now they have sold Varney, Cardiff had a bid rejected an dario said only top 4 team or overseas can buy him

West ham are after bent and Baines should be able to sign these as we have a 50 million transfer budget for next season

Rangers Squad 2007/ 2008:

GK: McGregor, Wright, Robinson

DR: Hutton, Whittaker, Lowing

DC: Webster, Papac, Cuellera, Broadfoot, Weir

DL: Smith, Konchesky

MR: Feindouno, Burke

MC: Ferguson, Thomson, Nekounam

ML: Adam, McCulloch, Gow

FC: Boyd, Darcheville, Naismith, Koovermanns

OUT: Prso (free) Klos (free) Rae (free) Buffel (part-exchange) Sionko (part-exchange) Svensson (400k-Sweden-unsettled) Sebo (1m-Europe-unsettled) Murray (600k-eng) Ugo (free) Hemdani (1m-France-unsettled)

Arsenal signings:

IN

Ribery

Sahin

Babel

Huntelaar

Mavuba

Richards

Bale

OUT

Reyes

Baptista

Ljungberg

Song

Diaby

Senderos

Almunia

I am a worker at turf moor and I heard Steve cotterill talking and his transfer targets are :

radzinski

purse (Cardiff)

Michael Brown (Fulham)

Ben Sahar (loan - Chelsea)

I was going into the Newcastle Box Office yesterday to get a season ticket and as I walked out I swear I saw Nickey Shorey walking out of the ground. I waited around Reading a magazine I had picked up earlier and Sam Allardyce was getting into his car, grinning and on his phone. I ran up to the car and asked if shorey was coming, he just smiled.

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE FANS - expect there to be a fair amount of activity at Home Park over the coming months, and I don't mean the Elton John concert. Ian Holloway is lining up some decent signings. He has been talking to all of the players listed below - some will definitely arrive, others are maybes.

INS:

Peter Halmosi (Debrecen) - £450k (done)

Kriztian Timar (Ferencvaros) - £100k (done)

Gabor Kiraly (Crystal Palace) - Bosman

Robbie Elliott (released by Leeds) - Free

Matt Jarvis (Gillingham) - £400k

EmManuel Panther (York City) - £35k

Karl Hawley (Carlisle) - Bosman

Scott Sinclair (Chelsea) - Season Loan

Ben Sahar (Chelsea) - Season Loan

Chris Porter (Oldham) - Bosman

OUTS:

Tony Capaldi (Wolves/ Coventry) - Bosman

Nick Chadwick (Oldham) - 6 month Loan, then Free

Hasney Aljofree (Swindon) - £100k

Cherno Samba (Torquay) - Season Loan

Rueben Reid (Exeter) - Season Loan

OFFERS RECEIVED FOR:

Marcel Seip (from West Brom) - £500k rejected

Romain Larrieu (from Forest) - £100k rejected

Matthias Doumbe (from Birmingham) - £1m rejected

Akos Buszaky (West Brom) - £1.2m rejected

I heard a rumour earlier today that one of the players on Celtic's very extensive wishlist is Geremi of Chelsea. Not too sure what stage this is at but something should come out about this in the next 3 weeks. I am informed that he is high on the list of midfielders, Starchan is looking at another forward and two midfielders. The forward is expected to be Roy Makaay, PL is flying out to Munich next week.

Cheers

Les A Gent!

Arsenal 2007/ 2008

(GK) Almunia/ Fabianski

(RB) Eboue/ Richards/ Hoyte

(CB) Toure/ Djourou Gallas/ Senderos

(LB) Clichy/ Gallas/ Traore

(RM) Hleb/ Walcott/ Eboue

(CM) Fabregas/ Denilson Gilberto/ Diaby

(LM) Rosicky/ Guardado

(S) Van Persie/ Bendter/ Vela Henry/ Adebayor

Richards will bring more of a threat at corners

Andrs Guardado will bring more explosive speed and dribbling skills.

Jens Lehmann is not going to play as many games as he wishes. Hiding behind The Arsenalnal defense until the Euro 2008 Championships is not going to work in the new season coming.

Once ranieri is confirmed as Man City boss expect immediate transfer activaty with eider Gudjohnson, Scott Parker, James milner, djbrille Cisse and Phillipe Mexes already earmarked to move to eastlands with Joey Barton moving to Toon as part of the Parker deal

Everton F. C

I would just like to get things straight Mikel Arteta is not leaving he has said over and over he is staying he wants to sign a new contract at Everton and that is being drawn up.

What I have also heard is that Everton are in a two way battle now for Mark Viduka with Portsmouth.

Everton are set to name Joey Barton as there first new signing on June 1st the fee is said to be 4.5m

Mark Viduka Has Signed A New Deal At Middlesbrough He Will Announce It No Later Than The 28th Of May!

Mark Delayed To Wait For A Big Offer But He Only Had Chievo Offer Him A "Decent Salary"

Stevie naismith to link up with KB again likely 1.5 million, Koncheskey deal possible for around half a million McCulloch will sign for 1.2 million this will unfortunately use up the budget leaving Walter and Ally to bring in loan players look for similar deals to last year with Man United (Eagles) Or with Chelsea (ben Sahar)

Wolves Tranfer Activity:

In:

Billy Sharp 2.5 Million

Freddie Eastwood 2.2 Million

Danny Shittu 2.7 Million

Kris Commmons 2.1 Million

Jerome Thomas 1.2 Million

Out:

Jamal Johnson 500k

Jamie Clapham 50k

Michael Oakes 60k

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2007/ 08 Championship Champions.

Rangers have made a definite approach for Pizzaro of Bayern, whether we get him or not will be down to the package we put together but a definite goer.

Also definite goers are Nekounam, Cuellar, Naismith, McCulloch, Fiendouno (st Ettienne) swap plus cash for Sionko, Konchesky, Webster and maybe Faddy at Everton if Moyes brings in another 1 or 2 quality strikers.

These are from a mate I have in the press and are Walters top targets. He says he needs at least 8 coming in maybe 10 as we're losing the same number.

To the Celtic fan who said we scoured Europe for Egil. he came from Blackburn, not very good at humour are you. ?

Claudio Pizarro is on his way to SJP. Newcastle are to offer 50 grand a week plus bonus. Another free so Sam can get Anelka, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka along with Tal Ben Haim from under the nose of Chelsea.

Reading will anounce the signing of Phil Jagielka next week. The club are thought to be splashing out 4 million pounds on the midfielder.

-Man United rumours-

For the new season, SAF will sign at least 4 new players but firstly at least 3 players

will go out

OUT:

Silvestre-3mil

Smith-5mil

Saha-6mil

Richardson-3mil

IN:

Torres-20mil or Huntelaar-13mil

Moutinho-8mil

nani-15mil or Quaresma-9mil

bale-7mil

Hargreaves-18mil

DEFENCE:

Silvestre will be sold to French/ Spanish team for around 3mil as he is falling behind for

central defender role as Ferdinand and Vidic is first choice. Heinze and Pique who is come back from Zaragoza

will be second choice for central role as Brown could be employ as rightback to cover Neville. Evra or Heinze will

compete for leftback with Bale as cover. O'Shea will be the utility player for defense or defensive midfielder.

evans and simpson will be once again loaned out to Sunderland to gain Premiership experience

MIDFIELD:

Carrick and Scholes will continue their partnership as midfielder. Hargreaves will come from Bayern for 18mil

as the German giant want to use the money to rebuild their squad and Hargreaves will challenge for midfield role.

Moutinho will bought in and the Portuguese international is touted the new Scholes as well as Nani or Quaresma will come in

for 15 mil. nani or Quaresma will support Giggs and Ronaldo for winger role. eagles will be given more chances because Park will

out of action for at least a year due to an operation in america. Fletcher will be 5th choice in midfield or right midfield. Richardson will

join West Brom if they promoted or Sunderland on loan

STRIKER:

SAF top wishlist is berbatov but Spurs will not allow him to move elsewhere. a bid in region of 20 mil will be made for Torres

but he is unlikely to join as he want stay with Atletico and play in UEFA cup with Atletico. Hunterlaar is likely to be sign as

Fergie is Hunterlaar admirer. Man United scouted him 2 times and a 13 mil bid will be made. Saha will be sold to Lyon and Smith will join

Bolton for 5 mil. Rossi will be given chance to challenge hunterlaar, Rooney and solksjaer

07/ 08 squad:

GK:

van der sar

kusczak

Foster

DF:

Neville

brown

Ferdinand

Vidic

pique

Heinze

o shea

Evra

bale

MF:

Ronaldo

eagles

Fletcher

Carrick

Scholes

Hargreaves

moutinho

Giggs

nani/ Quaresma

park

ST:

Rooney

hunterlaar/ Torres

Rossi

solksjaer

dong

Reading are interested in signing Independiente Goalkeeper Oscar Ustari.

Martin Allen will make Izale McLeod his first signing when he officially takes over at Leicester on Friday. The striker will join for 1.5 million and will be unveiled next week. Also Arjan de Zeeuw, Bruno N'Gotty and Lee Hendrie will join.

Arsene Wenger will be given a smaller than reported £15 million to improve the carling cup finalist squad. Before Arsene makes moves for any players he will increase his squad by selling the following: Reyes to Atletico for £8 million, Mart Poom to Rangers for £100k and Mathieu Flamini to Marseille for £3 million. This will leave Arsene with a transfer budget estimated at around £25 million. The bulk of these funds will be sent on Arsene's no. 1 target: Franck Ribery. He will sign for around £15 million. Another 2 additions will be made, Arsene will sign Yoan Goufran, the Ligue 2 player of the year, from Caen for £2 million. Leighton Baines will be signed from Wigan for £3 million.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is set to splash the cash with a summer spending spree having been promised a £5m+ kitty from new chairman Steve Gibson.

McCarthys highest priority is a striker with Dave Cotterill set to end is unhappy spell at Wigan for £2m, also set for Molienux moves are experienced striker Carl Asaba, classy full back Louis Jean and centre half Antony Gardener.

Reading full back Nicky Shorey is taking a medical at West Ham, and Robbie Fowler will sign for Reading.

Akos buzsaky from Plymouth going to Exeter on a season long loan romain larrieu on a free going to Swindon Town with ex-manager Paul Sturrock

As for Hartlepool United selling dimi to Cardiff this is wrong his going to Coventry in exchange for Aaron lee-Barrett he will noh go to any other club pools will also sign some lengthy defenders expect Simon yeo from p'bro ans as for forwards daryl Duffy n Danny Graham if they get enuff for dimi

Rangers Transfers!

IN

Wright - Free

Broadfoot - Free

Webster - £625k

McNamee - £100k

Gow - Free

McCulloch - £1.25m

Darcheville - Free

Unknown Striker - £2m set aside.

There will be no Naismith, Cuellar, Pizarro or Koevermans as Walter has denied interest in them and Pizarro is almost certain to sign for Juventus.

Out:

Klos - Free

Svensson - £200k

Ponroy - Free

Rae - Free

N'Diaye - Free

Sionko - Free

Prso - Free

Sebo - Loan

Squad:

GK: McGregor, Wright, Robinson

RB: Hutton, McNamee

CB: Weir, Ehiogu, Murray

CB: Webster, Broadfoot

LB: Smith, Papac

RM: Novo, Burke

CM: Ferguson, Buffel, Thomson

CM: Hemdani, Adam

LM: McCulloch, Gow

ST: Boyd, Darcheville

ST: Unknown, (Novo, Gow, McCulloch, Buffel)

BURNLEY FC RUMOURS

Burnley will sign Kris Commons from Nottingham Forrest on a free transfer. Commons will sign after rejeting offers from other clubs.

Burnley will also sign Ben Alnwick on loan from Spurs, Leon Constantine on free from Port Vale and Marcus Tudgay for £400k from Sheffield Wednesday.

Cum on you CLARETS

My old man is in with the big guns at Rangers FC and reckons there will be very little changes next summer. in th epl aussie star Harry Kewell will go to Tottenham despite his injury troubles and will be joined by Mark Viduka as Berbatov is leaving for Old Trafford

Man city to sign Neil mellor on free from Preston. I know this because I work for pfa with his dad. Sounds strange but he is a die hard blue that will give 100% and has time on his side plus champs league exp.

Fact

Rangers Transfers!

Even though Rngers missed out on over-priced and unproven in Europe Scott Brown, Rangers will still spend money. The 4.4 million Celtic paid for Brown was well over the top and Walter Smith was correct by pulling out of the deal. Rangers are now looking at boosting the squad with the 8 million plus transer budget. Broadfoot, Gow, Darcheville and Webster (600k) have already signed. Paul Konchecky will be next - 500k, that deal should be completed by the end of the month. A goalkeeper is also needed at Ibrox, after being rejected by Jamie Langfield, Smith will turn his attention to Richard Wright of Everton on a bosman. He will be challeging Allan McGregor for the number 1 slot next season. Osasuna players Carlos Cuellera and Javid Javed Nekounam are also close to completing a deal, rumoured to be around 4.6 million. A right back will also be needed for competition with the rather inconsistent Alan Hutton, expect Rangers to bid 1.2 million for Steven Whittaker of Hibs. A centre midfielder will come in for more competitive competition, Julien Brellier is a free at Hearts and Lareya Kingston also at Hearts would be possible signings. Steven Naismith will finally make his 'dream move' to the 'gers. From Wigan expect Lee McCulloch to sign within the next few weeks for 1.2 million, good deal for Rangers. Libor Sionko will leave Rangers in a part exchange for Pascal Feindouno and a 1.7 million fee. Thomas Buffel will also leave in a part exchange deal for Danny Koovermanns and a 1.3 million fee. Rangers Til I Die!

Plymouth Argyle will announce the signing of Michael Ricketts officially on July 1st. The strker released by Preston has already agreed personal terms down at Home Park.

Tranmere Rovers will sell midfielder Kevin Ellison to former club Chester City for a nominal fee, while veteran goalkeeper John Achterberg will wait on a contract offer from Rovers before considering an offer to also move to the Deva Stadium.

Coventry's Jay Tabb and Barnsley's Chris Shuker were both seen at Nottingham Forests training ground today with there advisers.

both left looking extremely happy

Rangers youth prospect Jeroen van den Broeke to go on a season-long loan at FalKirk, this deal is subject to Rangers continuing to pay at least some of the player's wage, as FalKirk have earmarked most of their limited wage budget for more experienced signings.

-The Voice Of Reason-

Konchesky (West Ham) to Birmingham City £3m

Djourou (Arsenal) to Birmingham City (12mth loan)

Cole (unattached) To Birmingham City (1 year deal)

After selling his shares in Newcastle United Sir John Hall will be buying out / taking over Sheffield Wednesday

Russel anderson of Aberdeen will not leave he will sign a new contract along with Michael hart. Aberdeen to sign McNamara (done), De Visscher, Flik, Killen and some americain goalkeepr and striker. Departures will be Jamie winter, soutar, Byrne

Liverpool will be faced with a dillema when Barcelona offer £18 million for Momo Sissoko and Real Madrid offer the same amount for Xabi Alonso.

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I have inside sources (100% true) that Spurs will be completing the signings of Gareth Bale, Younes Kaboul, Van de Vaart, Stephan Appiah and Dean Ashton within the next week.

Whilst Hossam Ghaly, Ahmed Mido, Anthony Gardner, Reto Ziegeler, Paul Stalteri and Lee will be departing.

Comming in: 32 million

Departing: 17 million

I am from Kirkby in Liverpool. Kirkby is the town where Ryan Taylor and Leighton Baines are from. I have heard from Leighton's cousin that he and Ryan are off up north to Newcastle for a combined fee of around £8 million. I myself am a LIVERPOOL FC fan so why would I lie?

LFC 4 LIFE

Renato of Flamengo in Brasil is being chased by Arsenal, a deal maybe thrashed out in June

Sheffield United pair Montgomery and Armstrong are targets for Rangers. Walter Smith had good reports on both from Stuart McCall, but Rangers will only make approach if offers for other players fall through. Hart (Aberdeen) and Whittaker (Hibs)

Wolves first signing after the takeover will be Billy Sharp. MM is also looking at Ashley Williams and Richard stearman from Stockport and leicter to add strength/ depth to the defense. A central midfielder is also high on MM's agenda. Also a few fringe players will be leaving. Including mulgrew, cort, clapham, Johnson, ricketts, rosa, Frankowski.

Murray (hennessey)

little breen craddock Jones (stearman/ Collins/ Williams/ edwards/ lowe)

kighty potter olifinjana mcindoe (Davies/ Henry/ o'conner/ gleeson/ gobbern)

sharp Keogh (ward/ bothroyd)

Plus youth players suck as Collins, bennent and Hughes will be blooded.

Watford are keen on Kevin Lisbie of Charlton, whilst Marlon Harewood remains Aidy Boothroyd's top transfer target.

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Arsenal only will buy two more people this summer (besides the new GK Fabianski) . Richards and Ribery will be the only arrivals. And anyone who said that Arsenal would sell 11 players is a moron. The following will leave qithout a doubt: Senderos, Aliadiere, Baptista, Reyes, and Flamini. Ljungberg might. Thats it. Arsene said he would only bring in two or three players. and that all he will.

I work in west lanc's golf club were a veteran Everton defender told my boss Moyes no 1 target is SAHA he also said no one to his knowledge would be shipped out THIS IS NOT A RUMOUR not even beatts YOURS SLIM OF THORNTON

Corinthians full back Eduardo Ratinho could be on his way to Man United as the long term successor to Gary Neville, the Red Devils do however face competition from Reading.

Several clubs showing interest in Richard Lee (Watford) including Leicester and Coventry after his ten Premiership starts this season.

To the guy who wanted to know why there's no Henry on the Emirates cup advert when Hamburg, PSG and inter all show their captains. The reason Fabregas is their because he will captain the side through the tournament, secondly alot of players will be rested like Gilberto and Toure and acouple of other big names, maybe like Henry. Thirdly Henry still maybe out injured and Arsene will definitely NOT like to take a risk with Henry for something like the Emirates cup. Hope that answers your qustion mate.

 
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