Football Rumours Archive May 24 2008

 

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Geordie Boy

I hear King Kev will tr a bid for Jefferson Farfan.

also zapata or cabral

  Fergie to upset and surprise the English press again. Hello Ronaldinho, welcome to Old Trafford. Yes, you can upfront, left, right or through the middle. Just what the Doctor orderred. £12 million quid just wait and see. Not the first he has bucked the trend and bought in a maverick.

  Hearts latest

Mark Mcghee is all but signed sealed and delivered as the new Hearts manager. Romanov has conceded everything asked of him in terms of full autonomy on team selection but still wants to bring in Lithuanian players and other Eastern block players that he selects.

Mcghee is insisting that, although he will accept those players into the squad he wants to be able to sign his own players on a one for one basis. I. E. For every play Vlad brings in, McGhee wants to bring in one of his own. McGhee has given assurances that he will select from the whole squad that is provided for him, based on ability.

Romanov refusing to concede this one last point but when it's sorted, as expected McGhee will sign up.

The source is the person acting as the go–between in the negotiations, a respected former Hearts player and current football agent.

Expect an appointment before McGhee goes on holiday this coming Monday

  As far fetched as it sounds I was out in Glasgow last night in a club where the Celtic players were celebrating their unbelievable league victory. In between their chants there a distinguishable chant of Klass Jan Huntelaar. Ajax's captain to be in the hoops next season? Almost certainly. 51 and the abacus broke.

  LFC ins

Kasper Schmeicel – £1.5 mill

P Degen – free

Andrea Dossena – £8 mill

Amantino Mancini £3 mill

David Bentley – £6 million

Huntelaar –?

another Striker – maybe Owen?

also Deco in if Alonso leaves

Gareth Barry will not happen

Outs:

Riise – £5 mill

Pennant – £8 mill

Crouch – £15 mill

Carson – £6 mill

Voronin – £3 mill

Steve Finnan (2 million)

John Arne Riise (5 million)

Danny Guthrie (2 million)

Charles Itjande (1 million + Rame

  All the talk of a takeover at Sheff Wednesday is nonsense. The club have recieved no offers, nor enquiries and are actually currently surpressed trying to keep the club out of huge financial difficulties, which keep see the club forced to move to the Don Valley Arena.

Expect players to leave, Burton – Forest, Beevers – Everton, Simek – Barnsley, Tudgay – Derby and a few others.

Very good source, let time take it is course.

  Man United – CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE

Congratulations to all Man United supporters. I have good comments about C. Ronaldo's future. Real Madris says they are the Richest club in the world but watch out for Man United. The Glazer's (YANKS.) are ready to flex their muscles in Europe specially after winning the Champions League. Please do not underestimate the knowledge of the Glazer's in the sports business better watch out, they have a big plan this coming year.

They have already laidout 2 proposals first Cristiano Ronaldo 'CR7' Man United is teaming up with NIKE they will make 'CR7' like the Michael Jordan of football he will have is own line of NIKE outfits. The second plan is to make him the Richest player in Europe, as the YANKS says he will be the franchise player. The salary and bonuses that Real Madrid cannot match.

The Glazaer's is also to give Sir Alex big money transfer, NO LIMIT Sir Alex and Queiroz are so happy the good news but Sir Alex reiterates that he will only get couple to three players this Summer. He will buy another 4 young players for his reserve and training team.

To the fan you said that David Beckham was in Craven Cottage couple days ago, I think David was busy in Hollywood for the past week and he even stayed home Wednesday to watch the Man United vs Chelsea game and went after to Staples to watch the Lakers game against Tottenham.

What I heard from my source in the Glazer's organization is Sir Alex is only looking for four players 2 at defense and two forwards and the rest is young players to build up the academy.

Thanks.

818

  I've heard that Paul Sturrock is lining up to buy the Hammers forward Bobby Zamora for a fee around 550 k

  Plymouth Argyle will sign Clive Platt shortly.

  Kris Commons will be making a return to Stoke

The Potters are also set to sign Steve Finnan, Cameron Jerome, David Healy and George Pilkington

Vincent Pericard could be released and has already attracted interest from Derby Country and Sporting Lisbon

  My mate is a prison guard and saw Tony Mowbray visiting Joey Barton, he reckons Barton will sign for West Bromwich on his release as Newcastle are expected to terminate his contract

  Sheff United news. Spoke to a senior player last night who confirms that Beattie to Portsmouth for £4. 2 is on the table. Beattie is having to think very hard due to his Southampton connections, and is superstitious about not playing in red and white stripes, after his form last year mirrored his earlier success with the Saints. Another surprise is that Nick Montgomery is being lined up to move to Ferencvacos of Hungary as player/fitness coach, as he is not expected to feature much next season for the Blades. Duncs the man.

  Sheff Wednesday are on the verge of signing three new players,

Jamie coppinger (250 k)

Darren leacock (750 k)

and

Paul Robinson (500 k)

  If Bristol City go up Gary Johnson has set his sights on signing Cameron Jerome, Michael Duberry, Danny Shittu and Tony Capaldi. Domonic Matteo has already agreed terms after his release from Stoke with exciting centre forward Vincent Pericard also lined up to sign from the potters. Fellow Stoke player Anthony Pulis looks set to join Bristol Rovers after his loan spell at his Dad's former club.

  Stoke signings

Guthrie (Liverpool)

Zamora (the Hammers)

Fulop (Sunderland)

Harper (Reading)

Tonge (Sheff United)

Primus (Portsmouth)

Out

Parkin (Coventry)

Broomes (Crewe)

Buxton (Wolves)

Sidibie (Athletico Madrid)

  Davie Weir to sign with Rangers for another season

  News in edinburgh that Hibernian could be about to take Derek Riordan and Chris killen back from Celtic as they are surplus to requirements unfortunately it would mean Steven Fletcher + a lot of cash heading down the m8 to mordor. influential midfielder guilame beuzilin also heading to Coventry on bosman Mark kerr (Dundee United) a possible replacement.

across the City at Hearts, a few managers have been touted to take over none other than former coach Craig levien although he said He would never return to the circus as long AS Romanov remains at the helm. Mark mcghee of mother another set to stear well clear of troubled tynecastle.

  Samir Nasri and Yaya Toure to sign for Arsenal both BEFORE Euro 2008. For £11.9 million and £8 million respectively.

  Terry and Drogba had a row after Champions League final, Terry blames Drogba for them losing and they heven't spoken since then. Drogba will now be on his way, Milan have pulled out, but FC Barcelona and Madrid are apparently interested. David Villa to come and replace him as Chelsea have seen impact of Torres this season and like many others have been impressed.

  Can everybody stop talking rubbish about people going to Everton as theyre are a lot of real transfers David Moyes wants to happen

First of all owen, Jo and Arshavin will not be going to Everton

David Moyes has been given a budget of 35 million they were trying to trick the press because they are looking at one big name signing.

The transfers in are as following

Brian Howard – 6 mill

Joe Ledley – 4 mill

Micah Richards – 14 mill

Bojan – 15 mill

Joaquin – 13 mill

Maik Taylor – 1 mill

Victor Moses – 5 mill

Matiaz Fernandez – 10 mill

Lulinha – 16 mill

Modric – 15 mill

the transfers out are as following

these are offers that have been made for players

Phil Neville – 6 mill

Johnson – 12 mill

Arteta – 20 mill

Victor anchibe – £25 million + add ons package

osman – 7 mill

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These are possible transfers that Moyes is looking at and the transfers out are what offers have come in.

I cannot disclose what clubs have made these offers but I can tell that there have been offers.

Last thing I need to tell there a few youngsters ready to play in the first team next season so some of the transfers in may not happen

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Lat thing about transfers

Esquial Garay has signed for Real Madrid so you can stop all the noncence about him going to Liverpool or Arsenal

Ronaldinho was seen flying into gatwick airport at 3 am this FRiday Morning

Kaka was sign flying into heathrow around about the same time

so they will be both signing for the same club if that is what they are there for

  Aaron Lennon was spotted entering Goodison park this morning, at 9. a. m. It has been reported that England Under–21 star Fabrice Muamaba's loan spell has been cut short, as he steps in to take Flamini's place at defensive midfield. Peter Crouch and Steve Finnan are leaving for Fulham with jimmy bullard coming the other way. Frank Ribery and Samir Nasri have been reported in having close talks with both Arsenal and Chelsea.

  After Champions League mess up– John Terry and Frank Lampard are moving to Inter when Jose Mourinho is appointed manager, it is rumours to be a round 50 million for both. Bernt Schuster is hoping that Ibrahimovic will agree personal terms which has been set out for him in the near future, the deal is rumoured to be around 37 million. After failure to get Samuel Eto'o Tottenham have made an audacious 40 million bid for Valencia duo David Villa and David Silva.

  Quick update.

Alves to FC Barcelona will complete after Zambrotta decides where he is going.

Ben Arfa announced after French cup final.

Nasri to Arsenal also. next 48hrs.

Hleb will go to Real.

I do not need to justify myself

bkz

  I have a very reliable source (Cannot disclose) that Arsenal are on the verge of signing Van Der Vaart.

This is very much a shock move but has been in the making for some time. Typical Wenger signing.

  Everton to sign:

Versitile RW a preference so either Joaquin £13 million/Antonio Valecia £5 million AND Arshavin £11 million.

Everton have first refusal on James McFadden as there was a buy–back Clause installed for £5.5 million although £4 million would be accepted.

Andy Johnson to be straight swapped for Dean Ashton.

Rumours of Gosling/Rodwell/Agard/Irving being sold to Man United at a price of £6 million are completely UNTRUE Everton are not the selling club they once were.

  Lfc news. dossena deal is all but complete for £8 million pounds. Carson will leave but not neccessarily to Villa. barry is now unlikely unless he puts in transfer request asd the Rafa mon relationship is non existent. Riise will join Newcastle for around £4.5 million. I have also been told by a good source that a certain MO will rejoin for around £8 million. Crouch has joined Pompey for £10 million. announcement expected soon. David Silva will be main target for midfield/wing and will cost around 12–14 million as Valencia in all sorts of trouble. aguero will not join as Atletico Madrid want £30 million for the Wonder–kid. ynwa.

  Newcastle signing next seasom

in's

Richard dunnne £4 million

Nicky shorey £3 million

gomies £12 million

arda turan £7 million + emre

seb Larson £4 million

Tommy huddlestone £6 million

and 3 top youngster from Europe

out's

alam Smith to ranger £4 million

capaca to Lille free

damiem Duff to Blackburn because gamst is going to Tottenham

Shola ameboi to Fulham £3.5 million

emre to galatresy

loans

andy Carroll to Ipswich Town

edgar to Norwich City

top 8 finish for the toon

  Daniel Agger might well be leaving LFC. The reason for that is well known around these parts – let's just say that it would be a promising career up in smoke. Rafa apparently left him cooling his heels until the Summer while he considered his future at the club. He would actually recovered from that injury a while ago.

Owen is not coming back. Rafa sees Nemeth as Nando's future striking partner.

There are no big signings in the offing.

  Stoke Transfer Rumours:

Mido (Boro) – £4 mill

John O'Shea (Man United) – £4.5 mill

Cacapa (Newcastle) – Free

Paddy Kenny (Sheff United) – £1.5 mill

Sean Davies (Portsmouth) – Free

Lauren (Portsmouth) – Free

  Andy JOhnson will not be allowed to leave Everton for less than £12 million and his replacement is Owen 100 percent not Jo who looks like he is on his way to Manchester City for the money. My sister is friends with Owens wife and they both want a move back to the North West but Owen will not play for Rafa

  My cousin is in West Bromwich's youth team and has said that the baggies will be making offers for:

Gardener (Tottenham)

Barnes (Derby)

Graveson (Everton)

Duberry (Reading)

Parkin (Stoke)

they have also had bids in for:

Phillips (Sunderland)

Greening (Rangers)

Hoefkins (Anderlect)

  Stoke City are facing a goalkeeping dilemma, their main target Marton Fulop has attracted the interest of 3 Premier League clubs. Carlo Nash has told them he will only sign if he is signing as number 1, something which Stoke cannot promise. Steve Simonsen is expected to stay, but has been told he can leave if another club offers £500,000 for him. Pulis has also this week made an enquiry to Thomas Sorensen's agent, although he is close to signing a deal for a Dutch club, Pulis may offer terms if an auction starts for Fulop.

  Manchester City will release/sell the following players this Summer

Sun Jihai – Contract up

M'Penza – Contract up

Samaras – to Celtic – a fee between £2 million and £3 million has been mentioned.

Corradi – released

Danny Mills – Nominal

Matt Mills – Nominal

Kasper Schmeichel – Coventry have been touted

Andreas Isaksson – Fulham have been touted

Paul Dickov – Released

Other possible outs

Rolando Bianchi – Lazio are stalling but he may move elsewhere in Italy – City will look to recoup as much of the fee they paid as possible.

Javier Garrido – Not made a big splash in the Premiership and a move back to Spain has been mentioned. Any move would depend if City can get a replacement in.

Stephen Ireland – Sunderland have been sniffing around but would depend on many variables – a fee of £8 million has been suggested.

Richard Dunne – I firmly believe he will stay at City, however he's got no shortages of suitors. Newcastle, Arsenal, Villa, Tottenham and Sunderland are all sniffing around. Fee's between £2.5 million and £6 million are floating around.

City potential Ins

Jean Makoun – A defensive midfielder who can add needed bite to the midfield. Arsenal and Tottenham are also said to be interested.

Arshavin – A Right midfielder/second forward. Zenit are holding out for £15 million for the talented player. A whole host of clubs are interested though. No deal could be concluded until after the Euro's.

Zabaleta – Another attacking midfielder – fee is said to be around £15 mil

Marquez &/or Jaunito – Two experienced defenders that will provide cover and competition. City need more defenders after the injury problems they have had at the back this year.

Jo Silva – £18 million staged fee was reportedly agreed before Sven gate. However Everton have been rumoured lately.

Cheilini – City could go for Cheilini again – fee around £9 mil

–Swiss–

  LFC Rumours

Barry is in the same bracket as Carrick and Hargreaves. Good English player valued between £14–£18 million. He is not at the same level as Gerrard/Lampard valued at £25 million+. Alves will sign for FC Barcelona. Villa will stay in Spain. Ronaldinho/Henry/Eto'o are past their best and good luck to whoever pays over the odds for them. I agree with fellow LFC fans that Rafa will spend approx £45 million depending on sales. Carson real value is £5 mill/Crouch £8 mill/Alonso £12 million. Rafa is desperate for cash and has hiked values to £40 million for all three. I agree that apart from Barry Rafa will sign one more big player. Quaresma rumour sounds good if it is genuine.

Genuine Scouser

  I'm a red but have some insider news on Everton.

Johnson and Arteta out. the Hammers and Valencia respectedly, fees, £10 million and £15 million.

in Joaquin and Huntelaar £12 million and £20 million

Huntelaar supported Everton as a kid as he was a big fan of Ray Atteveld, he hates Liverpool Fc and would lve to play Champions League football for the Peoples Club, the School of Science, The Millairres, the Grand Olsd team Everton.

Amazing I know.

  Arsenal

Ins:

Winger (to replace departing Hleb) – Samir Nasri (Marseille)/Ben Arfa (Lyon) –15–20 million (Nasri best and most likely option)

Center mid (to replace already departed Flamini) – Diego (Werder Bremen)/Rafael Van Der Vaart (HSV) –15–20 million (Diego more likely)

Center back (to sort out defensive troubles) – Micah Richards (Manchester City) –10–15 mil/Mexes (Roma)/Lucio (Bayern Munich) –5 mil

Outs:

Flamini (AC Milan) –Free (already done)

Hleb (Inter) –10–15 million (70 percent likely)

Lehmann (Retirement/Borussia Dortmund–Free) –will be done for sure

No more Outs other than these three for sure.

It's looking bright for next season fellow gooners

ArsenalNo. 1

  Anyone who believes Quaresma will be coming to the Premier League for £15–18 million is wrong. Atletico had a £21 million bid rejected not too long ago. Porto are probably holding out for around £25 million. And Gareth Barry will only be going to Liverpool if Rafa can sell Crouch or Alonso – it seems Liverpool do not have that much cash to spend. Something in the region of £18 million is expected, and Carson/Crouch will not be used as part of the deal, as it seems MON is not interested.

  Sunderland Targets

GK – Artur Boruc (Celtic), Martin Fulop (new contract)

DL – Nicky Shorey (Reading), Leighton Baines (Everton)

DC – Jonny Evans (Man United), Richard Dunne (Manchester City)

DR – Danny Simpson (Man United), Justin Hoyte (Arsenal)

ML – Steven Hunt (Reading)

MC– Darren Fletcher (Man United), Steve Sidwell (Chelsea), Tom Huddleston (Tottenham)

MR – Jermaine Pennant (Liverpool)

FC – Louis Saha (Man United), Victor Anichebe (Everton), Nicklas Bendtner (Arsenal), James Vaughan (Everton), Matt Derbyshire (Blackburn), Darren Bent (Tottenham)

  Bolton Wanderers Transfers:

Ins:

Paul Robinson ( 6 Million )

Gera ( 3 Million )

Brian Howard ( 2 Million )

Joe Mattock ( 2.5 Million )

Elmander ( 8 Million )

Diego ( 7.5 Million )

Outs:

Meite ( West Bromwich 2 Million )

Helguson ( Coventry City 500 k )

Vaz Te ( Ipswich Town £1 million )

Diouf ( Fenerbache 4.5 Million )

Jaaskelainen ( Tottenham )

Joey Obrien ( Reading 1.5 Million )

Cohen ( Leicester City 650 k )

Braaten ( Southampton on loan )

Dzelmaili ( Nottingham Forest on loan )

Released:

Campo ( Hull City )

Stelios ( Sheff United )

Andranik ( Stoke City )

  All players to sign for Lincoln City:

Jamie Clapham

Matt Hamshaw

Louis Dodds

Hamza Bencherif is unlikely but Jackson will try to persuade him that first team football will be better than Forest reserves. Perhaps on a season long loan.

  rangers

Walter says we MUST win the league next year so. Top signings coming In:

Alan Smith £4 million : )

Steven Davis Swap with Cousin : )

Tavlaridis £3 million : )

Steven Fletcher OR Kyle Lafferty £3 million: )

Shaun Maloney £4 million : )

Andy Webster £1.5 million : )

Alexandre Song Loan from Arsenal: )

Ivan Klasnic – FREE : )

BUT. MAYBE Kenny Miller > (

out:

David Weir – Retiring

Brahim Hemdani – Birmingham £2 million

Daniel Cousin – swap with Davis

Alan Gow – Hearts £500 k

Thomas Buffel – Bosman

  Realistic transfer moves for MAN you this Summer. No pun intended, Ronaldo will not move to Real. Period.

Ins –

Dani Alves – Fills void left by aging Neville and has Brown as reliable back–up.

Nicky Shorey – Evra still preferred, but Shorey should be available at a good price.

Either Huntelaar or Berbatov – Both can score/create and will help spell Rooney/Tevez. Huntelaar is more likely as Tottenhams valuation of Berbatov may be too steep.

Outs –

Saha – Far too much time in the training room

Pique – On his way to Barcelona

Silvestre – Making room for Shorey

  Rumours from Villa Park. MoN is looking to add to his mainly English squad and is looking to sign Paul Robinson (£5 million), Nicky Shorey (£5 million), Glenn Johnson (£6 million), Giles Barnes (£3 million) and is also looking at Milito altho he will most likely be going to Tottenham.

  Everton –

Ins: Mbami (3 million), Kallstrom (8 million), Adam Johnson (3 million),

Gera (Free), Scharner (3.5 million), D. Milito (9 million)

Outs: Andy Johnson (10 million) to the Hammers

  Rumours flying around Anfield currently:

a forward to partner Torres and it will not be Berbatov, Huntelaar, villa, Henry or anyone of these names that keep getting mentioned. instead Rafa's potential targets are:

Roque Santa Cruz

Kenwyn Jones

Dean Ashton

Rafa will not sign all of them but may sign two out of the three. Liverpool's strike force next year will be Torres, Kuyt (did enough to stay one more year) and two out of santa cruz/Jones/Ashton. Voronin probably staying but will not play much. Crouch definitely leaving possibly in a swap with Blackburn, Sunderland or the Hammers.

D. W. Melia (red until I am dead)

  Italian Superstar Alessandro Del Piero is in contract talks with Panathinaikos F.C. The player was seen in a central hotel in Athens Greece, and according to to rumors he is ready to sign a contract with the most famous Greek football team.

  Everton Targets Not 100 percent Signings:

Arshavin

Joaquin

Fernandes (third Loan Spell)

Micheal Bradley

Dudu

Jo

Arda Turan

Alou Diarra

Olsson

Ebanks–Blake

Gera

Maik Taylor (second GK)

Huddlestone

These Are Targets Not Definate Signings, Unlike People Putting On This Site Who They Want Their Team To Buy.

true blue

  Rafa will have a maximum £30 million net budget, simarlar to last year.

Done Deals–

Degen (free)

Dossena (8–9 mil)

Bids–

Huntarlaar (15–20 mil)

Barry (14 mil)

Rafa also wants Arshavin, Deco and/or Silva, Rafa wants at least one of these, but depending on sales and depending on boardroom situation may get two, has £29 million to spend worse case senario at the moment.

Outs–

Kewell (free)

Carson (Rafa wants 8 mil)

Crouch (Rafa wants 12 mil)

Alonso (as reported Rafa wants £16 million, if not recieved Barry deal off)

Voronin (Rafa wants 3–4 million, but will sell for £2 million if he does not get an offer)

Riise (3–4 mil)

Pennant (Rafa wants £6 million, but will settle for £5 million, but nothing less)

Finnan (Fulham offer £2 million, Rafa will accept)

Hypothetically, Rafa makes 45 million on sales and spends 42 million on Huntarlaar, Barry, Dossena and Degen. Rafa buys Silva for £18 million and Arshavin for £15 million, that is £30 million net spend.

  I work at a transfer agency and have heard these rumours:

Niko Kranjcar – Liverpool – 12 Mill

Samir Nasri – Arsenal – 13.5 Mill

Didier Drogba – Inter – 34 Mill

Deco – Arsenal – Free

John Bostock – Tottenham – Undisclosed

Nicky Shorey – the Hammers – 4.8 Mill

Ta

  I heard a rumour linking Campo with Charlton, he will give some desperatly needed stability and also I would not rule out a swoop of Stelios + hopefully Faye and M. Bent back

  Sheff Wednesday will be took over by Geoff Sheard in the next two weeks and Brian Laws will have £7 million to spend.

In:

Iain Turner – Season Long Loan

Martin Albrectsen – £600 k

Graham Kavanagah – Free

Frank Songo'o – £275k

Adam Bolder – £220 k

Kris Commons – Free

Bartosz Slusarski – £300 k

Ben Sahar – Loan

Aaron MacLean – £450 k

Out

Burton O'Brien (Plymouth)

Rob Burch (Port Vale)

Wade Small (Nottingham Forest)

Leon Clarke (Southend)

Deon Burton (Leeds)

  Jason Koumas has been spotted outside Goodison Park, a deal will be completed for the Wigan midfeilder later this week when he returns to complete his medical with the club. the deal is expected to be around the £5 million marker.

  Millwall are interested in the following players:

Adam Boyd (Leyton Orient)

Warren Feeney and David Forde (Cardiff)

Paul Benson (Dagenham and Redbridge)

Tony Craig (Crystal Palace)

  Liverpool are to sign Holland international Rafael Van Der Vaart and Leeds United young hotshot Michael dixon, the Van Der Vaart deal is rumoured to include a swap for charles itandje and £15 million, dixon is said to arrive on a £5 million deal with clauses based on appearances.

  Reading F. c – –

IN – Dean gerken of Colchester you – 800 k

Aaronn Mclean of Peterbough – 1.1 mill

Sidwell back on loan?

Tom Soares of crystal Palace – 1 mill

Scott Mcleish of Wycombe – 700 k

jerome thomas of Charlton – 650 k

OUT – shorey to the Hammers, Newcastle or Villa – £6 million.

Hunt to Sunderland ( only if price is right for Reading as Hunt will not trigger his release Clause ) £5 million would do it

fae to nice in France – £2 million.

100 percent true – cannot be sure they will press ahead with them though.

  Mark Schwarzer is at Fulham now. Free transfer.

Karim Benzema, will head to Old Traffid, for 18 and Saha.

  I am a high ranking staff work in the admin sector of the Arsenal. I have already received both the signed agreements of Samir Nasri contract and Arsenal/Marseille agreement. Also the contracts of both Paris St. Germain midfielder Clement Chantome and Laval midfielder Francis Coquelinare done.

The successful visa for Carlos Vela have arrived just about 30 hrs ago.

Arsene Wenger have already instructed me to draft out new offers to Lyon for Ben Arfa (13 million), Real Zaragoza for Deigo Milito (Loan will option to buy for 12 mil), Middlesborough for David Wheather (7 million), Liverpool for Scott Carson (5 million) and Real Madrid for Robinho (if ben arfa fails to sigh for Arsenal).

The players to be sold are

DF: Eboue, Senderos, Traore (loan)

MF: Flamini (gone), Hleb, Diaby

ST: Bendtner

  Everton has placed a bid and a new club record (if signed) for Michael Owen for £13 million pounds

other posibilities

Dean Ashton (swap with AJ)

jaoquin

arshavin

out

Graveson

wessels

Carsley

Andy johsnon

van de meydre

  Barnsley will sign

Lewin Nyatanga 500 k – DERBY

Jack Lester 200 k – CHESTERFIELD

Louis Saha Loan – MANCHESTER UNITED

Luke Steele Free – WEST BROMWICH ALBION

They will also sell:

Istvan Ferenczi

Sam Togwell

Paul Reid

Kim Christensen

DWayne Mattis

Andu Johnson

Brian Howard will Be a Barnsley player in August, but will not Finish the Season as a Barnsley player.

All these are 100 percent true, I know one of the Players.

  I have it on good authority that Celtic are interested in Motherwells M. Reynolds, one of the best young central defenders in the country.

  Afc Bulletin ) ) ) ) )

With Fiorentina asking for £16 million for gk FREY, do not expect Arsene Wenger 2 make a move 4 FREY. AS 4 ROMA player Alberto Alquani it's now highley unlikey he will be moving to Arsenal or any other club as he has pledeged his future 2 AS ROMA. Possable move 4 Tottenham defender Dawson by Arsenal as it's known Dawson has rejected a deal 4 him 2 move 2 NUfc, the reason it's heard Dawson is waiting 2 see if Arsenal or any other top club make a move 4 him.

  Sheff Wednesday manager Brian Laws is locked in talks with Stelios Giannakopolous and Darren Huckerby as he bids to transform the Owls into serious play–off contenders next term. The Owls manager has also held tentative diuscussions with ex–Watford full–back Jordan Stewart over a move to S6.

  Heard from a good source that Darren Fletcher is on his way to Ibrox and also following him is Joe Cole on loan as Chelsea are making a number of large signings and Cole wants first team football especially in the Champions League.

Rangers outs: novo £3 million

boyd £5 million

Cuellar £10 million

mcgregor £9 million (Tottenham)

also Rangers are looking at FC Barcelona double oleeguer and lillian Thuram for £5 million each.

  Queens Park Rangers and Iain Dowie are looking to bring in only a couple of new faces, these include;

Leicester City's Iain Hume and Gareth Mcauley for £1 million and £1.5 million respectively.

However Leicester City's Patrick Kisnorbo will not be going anywhere until January due to his six month lay off due to injury, but he may not move in January, it will all depend on how Leicester are getting on in League 1.

  Birmingham City scout Paul Montgomery has recently completed a talent trip in France and has reported a few names back to Alex McLeish.

SM Caen French Under–21 International forward Yoan Gouffran impressed along with Strasbourg centre back Habib Bellad and Auxerre goalkeeper Rmy Riou.

A shock move for Mathieu Valbuena of Marseille is being touted as the midfielder found chances limited last season.

  Big pay day for Shrewsbury FC, Joe Hart to Tottenham for £10 million + Robinson, will sign on return from hols

  Nottingham Forest have today agreed terms with Robert Earnshaw. The forward should sign tomorrow.

Forest however may delay the confirmation of the transfer as they have bid £1.5 million for Paul Anderson Liverpool – Who will replace Commons.

Forest are deciding whether or not to follow up interest for Defender Nyatanga (Derby) £375k, Midfielder Charlie Lee (P'Boro), Hibbert (Everton) and Leon Best (Coventry)

David Bell is another player that CC is also considering bidding for.

  Arsenal fans.

in

Nasri

2 player from French (freshy)

ben arfa

yaya Toure

Richard dunne

frey

aquillani

out

Hleb

Lehmann

song (loan)

  I cannot believe Liverpool fans are saying they will sign Barry for £6 million + Carson, are they actually suggesting Carson is worth the remaining £12 million + that Barry is worth, Hargreaves and Carrick were £18 million each Barry is better than them. Carson has been dreadful for Villa.

Aston Villa Ins (realistic guess)

Jaaskelainen

Guzan

Nelson

Stearman

Mattock

Dunne

Milner

Bently if lucky (unlikely)

Sidwell

Maybe Huddlestone and Kevin Prince Boateng

some foreign AM with skill and a few goals

forward– Ashton (Unlikely)

Falcao (unlikely)

not Crouch too expensive

  Spotted Edgar Davids in heathrow today. Sheff Wednesday looking to sign him this week along with Adam Bolder.

  Kevin Phillips will be meeting Calderwood early next week.

  It's not very often I write on here but when I do know of facts from a reliable source I spread the word to all. Facts, as much as I would love Quaresma to join Liverpool, the reds cannot afford to buy him so Mancini will join for £3 million, so please no more of Liverpool buyin Bentley, Quaresma or any other right winger because it's Mancini who will play there and replace Pennant who could go back to the midlands with a move to wba. Deco is not joinin nor is Kaka, Ronaldinho or Henry that iv laughed wile readin some of these ridiculous rumours, but Rafa will re–ignite his interest with Simao. Dossena will join if fee is agreed endin Riise's great service at Anfield who could be heading to lyon. Watch out for Liverpool bringin in a south African player forgot his name but please adhere to my message guaranteed facts. Leon kopite.

  I hav heard that Man United are on the verge of signing Dimitar Berbatov as he was in Old Trafford last Wednesday.

  I am Antti Niemi's next door neighbour, and the reason Fulham signed Mark Schwarzer is because Antti is going back to Hearts in Scotland. Hearts owner Romanov sees the signing of Niemi as the perfect way to get the fans back on side after a terrible season, and Antti has never hidden his love for the club. Romanov will make him the highest paid player at Tynecastle; close to £28,000.

This is 100 percent certain to happen and Niemi's family cannot wait to move.

  Have heard that Jon Dahl Thomasson and Bernd SchnEider of Bayer Leverkusen are major targets for Aston Villa this Summer, to add European experience.

Also in at Villa Park:

Peter Crouch, Zoltan Gera and Justin Hoyte.

  Samuel Eto'o– BARCELONA –MAN UNITED.

  As for the guy who says Coventry are having Capaldi off Cardiff for 0.5 million as a right back. he is a left back and we would laugh at 0.5 million. Aaron ramsey is going to Man United for £5 million down and £5 million on appearances. I was talking 2 him and Chris gunter in a pub watchin the champs league final

  Rangers will sell boyd to West Bromwich £5 million

gow to Aberdeen on loan

c burk to West Bromwich £1.5 million

cousin to someone in England (Fulham)

hemdani to p s g 500 k

ins

lee wallace Hearts £1 million

kenny millar £2 million

d Fletcher £3.5 million

s Davis swap for cousin

and a good centre half

one good free transfer klasnic

and a right back

  Degen to compete with Arbeloa at right back next season, also strong possibilty Carragher will operate at right back frequently too once to allow Agger and skrtel's partnership to grow. Dossena will be bought for £7 million, and that deal will be agreed before June begins. Alonso will leave to Juve for £14–16 million. Expect this to be done quite soon too. Barry deal may not go ahead leaving possibility of zargozas Zapater, hamsik of napoli and keita of Sevilla. Downing is a no. not good enough and will stay at Middlesbrough for another season. Finnan, Riise, and Voronin will raise about £7–8 million while expect a comprimise of £7–8 million for Carson with villa, Tottenham, Middlesbrough and Newcastle all intersted. Crouch may leave for about £10 million most likely to pompy and Benitez may move for Huntelaar to replace him. Aguero is a no as is kenywne Jones. Talk of signing Valencia players such as Villa and Silva is way wide of the mark. Villa will move to Real and Silva will remain at the Mestalla. A winger will defitnely be bought by Benitez perhaps two. Riera will join for £6 million, Pennant is a certain to leave. Expected sales mean Total player purchasing will probably reach the £45 million mark, however with the current targets I do not expect the title to be at Anfield next season.

  Heard that several Championship sides and 1 Premier League club are eyeing up Joe Jacobson, Bristol Rovers' talented left back who has just been called up to Toshack's Wales senior squad

  My friend at Fulham has told me some information which he considers to be very reliable Fulham will shortly make approaches for two players from aboard one of these players is Rafael van der Vaart he is said to have a £20 million pound price tag on him. He has now become available since he decided not to sign an extension onto his contract at Hamburger SV which ends at the begging of 2009. Fulham are also looking at French international Frdric Piquionne who currently plays for AS Monaco FC the fee for Frdric Piquionne is around £2 million and could rise to 5 depending on appearances and goals these are the two of the big names of many players Fulham are looking at.

  Tottenham Reality Check:

According to this site and to the media Tottenham are supposedly linked or bidding for anything with two legs and a head.

Marcelo Moreno is 20 and Bolivian, playing for Cruzeiro. He made only made 14 League appearances for the club scoring 7 goals. Moreno started in 10 of those League appearances. Moreno has only 5 caps: Would he get a work permit? Do not think so.

Diego Milito is an average performer and not in the same class as Berbatov although he is physically similar. A Possible because he's more of an out and out forward.

Luis Fabiano is at Ramos' old club Sevilla. He scored 24 goals this season but it has been by far his best. In La Liga he has scored 39 goals in 79 League games.

Playing for Brazil his strike rate is 50 percent goals to games played. The question is would Sevilla sell to Tottenham?

Others mentioned are Fornarilo (sorry if bad spelling) Henry (according to a FC Barcelona cabbie) Forlan, or is that somebody confused him with the other guy?

David Villa was, up until last week, "A done deal".

Eto was mentioned too> What a laugh.

The reality is Tottenham, like everybody else, are shopping but nobody can possibly say what will or even might happen. Man United, Inter, FC Barcelona and Real will have first dibs leaving some players looking for other (second choice? ) clubs.

When Drogba leaves the rest of the jigsaw will fall into place and a scramble will follow.

In the meantime, let's have some common sense and less of the wet dreams.

  For the guy that refered to the rumours of Arsenal signing ben arfa or Nasri as "a joke". youre a joke. although Nasri made a name for himself two seasons ago, he has since had a terrible season due partly to illness. even on form, he is still just a 20 year old playing for a team in the French league, not exactly a "big name", more of a youngster with the potential to become a "big player". at the cut price of £12 million (same price as Walcott), it is very possible that Arsenal could make a bid (without the help of the yank and the Russian).

ben arfa on the other hand might be a problem, although the £16 million price tag will not put Wenger off (because lets face it, he is absolute class, he plays the Arsenal way, and we are desperate for more cover on the left), it's still looking like he wants to give Lyon one more season. shame, as he is exactly what we need.

for the rumours linking Arsenal with forwards, look at the facts. van Persie (fit again, fingers crossed) Eduardo (only missing one month of next season) and Adebayor means that we have 3 top quality forwards. add to that Bendtner, vela, and Walcott, that is six forwards.

if we do manage to get Nasri and ben arfa, it is very unlikely that yaya will come in for £10 million (do the maths, that would mean a spree of £38. unheard of at Arsenal), it's more likely that Wenger will show faith in Diaby and put him straight into the Flamini role.

this is all common sense people.

  Liverpool

Outs –

Crouch £12.5 million – Portsmouth

Alonso £14 million – Juve

Carson – £8 million – Aston Villa

Riise – £6 million – Schalke

Hobbs – 2 mill

42.5 million + £20 million = 62.5 mill

Ins –

Degen – Free

Dossena – 8 mill

Barry – 15 mill

Riera – 8 mill

Giza – 12 mill

Bids will be put in for David Silva ranging from about £14 million – £18 million but may not be successful. If not another attacking winger will be signed for about the same price.

Spent – 57 million – 61 mill/62.5 mill

  With the Summer transfer window opening in just over a week David Moyes will like to bring in some real talent. to take Everton to the next level

managers

David Moyes (5yr deal)

goalkeepers

maik Taylor (Birmingham)

Wayne hennessey (Wolves)

defenders

Mark beevers (Sheff Wednesday)

cosmin contra (getafe)

justin Hoyte (Arsenal)

midfielders

andrei arshavin (zenit)

Kim kallstrom (lyon)

Joaquin (Valencia)

manuel Fernandes (Valencia) season long loan

zoltan gera (West Bromwich)

Michael brandley/m'bami (heerenveen/Marseille)

forwards

jo (cska)

toto tamuz (jerusalem)

arda turan (galatasaray)

sylvan ebanks–blake (Wolves)

well get a few the stared are our main targets

outs

Carsley (Birmingham)

johnson (the Hammers) 15–20 mil

wessels (Germany)

hibbert (any one)

  To the guy who said Birmingham will sign 'Michael' sturridge you obviously do not know what your on about because his name is daniel.

Possible Manchester City signins are:

Ronaldinho

Arshavin

Chiellini

swp

Makoun

Xabi Alonso

Players headin out are

Geovanni

D and M Mills

Sun Jihai

Bianchi

Samaras

Dickov

Corradi

Kasper

Johnson – swap for xabi Alonso + £5 mill

  Leicester City FC rumours:

following Leicester relegation to league 1, Ian Holloway will look to freshen up his squad.

Out:

Ian Hume 1 mill

Stearman 1 mill

Mattock 1 mill

oakley 250,000

howard 250,000

Chambers 200,000

mcauley 200,000

Ins:

Steven Gillespie of Cheltenham, relatively unknown but scores almost every game for Cheltenham.

Ben Sahar on loan from Chelsea

the defense will be completley revamped with experience Andy Todd and Gary Breen, and youngters Kelly Youga and Jared Hodgkiss on loan from Charlton and West Bromwich Albion respectively.

  John Bostock will complete a £4 million move from Crystal Palace to Tottenham upon completion of his GCSE exams this month. He has confirmed the North London move with friends

= v1=

  Manchert United:

Fergie given £70 million to spend this Summer

1 – C. Ronaldo set to join real FC Barcelona (swap deal for Ronaldinho and Eto'o involved with FC Barcelona on a £40 million swap deal sounds crazy but 100 percent true) or on a £125 million to Real Madrid in swap offer for Robinho deal only if qureshma does not join United, so if you here United selling the highly rated winger then no qureshma deal but expect Robinho to be a red devil next season. but be aware Fergie has more influence on Ronaldo than money or news.

2 – Louis Saha expected to return to France £8.2 million or join Wigan for £7 million on a possible swap deal for palacios (definite)

3 – sylvestre expcted to leave £8 million

4 – Pique to FC Barcelona (done deal)

P. Scholes will not go to Sunderland, Scholes expected to end career at United as will Giggs

United to sign:

1 – qureshma (87 percent chance provided fee is met)

2 – Huntelaar (definite)

3 – Robinho (maybe)

4 – up front concrete roumours are spiralling on several prospects, T. Henry (yes that is right Fergie has met his agent several times according to Spanish media sources, Eto'o may alo be involved but the sounds of Mourinho looking for a job and no manager at FC Barcelona or Inter has got a lot of players looking to join the special one where ever he decides to sign) or Berbatov or fabiano (not confirmed)

5 – palacios (as mentioned above)

6 – daniel Alves (likely but FC Barcelona could make a steal)

7 – karim benzema (definite)

8 – hatem ben arfa (definite)

9 – Carlos kameni (definite)

10 – luco toni, Kerlon and Dean Ashton (not clear)

11 – micah Richards

  I'm a true Forest fan and am in the know of all their Summer transfers.

Ins

– Robbie Earnshaw will come

– Jay Bothroyd a maybe

– Neil Danns and Leon Best a definitely no

– Lewin Nyatange a maybe

– Brian Kerr will come (which is very bad)

– Andy Cole might want a challenge

– Beattie was a wind up

– Kasper Schmeicel is a possibility

– Marlon Harewood not but we can hope

– Freddy Eastwood is a possibility

– Bunn a certain possibility

Outs

– Commons will definitely go

– Bastians released

– Lockwood off for 100 k

– Power released

– Agogo will certainly go

– Tyson will get a new contract

– Clingan will get a new contract

Thats it for now boys. More later.

  Wayne Bridge has signed for Juve. I heard this from his best mate. Done deal

  I herd there is a good chance that Jo of CSKA Moscow will sign for the Hammers within the next week and Zarate will join the Pompey for £8.5 million where as Jo will join for 12–15 million.

The Hammers will also go for shorey £4 million, and Curbishley is likely to bid for a new centre midfielder but he will probably come from Italy and be Nani's big signing, You may ask how I know all this, well my Brother works for the Hammers and knows some members of the management staff and the Players TRUST ME

  Hearts

The three players Hearts scouts are watching at the Toulon Tournament in France are Fabian Orellana, Pedro Morales (both Chile) and Alexandre Bonnet (France).

  Wayne Routledge has asked for a move from Villa despite only joining in the January transfer window. He wants a move back to London with Queens Park Rangers or crystal Palace being his favoured destinations. Queens Park Rangers are the most likely with the Palace deal being dependent on Sean Scannell being used as leverage with Palace also getting money in return which is likely to be a huge stumbling block.

  Pompey are signing a couple of players for Europe.

in:

Peter Crouch £8 million

Joe Ledley £4 million

Markus Rosenborg £3 million

John Mensah £5 million

Joe Mattock £100 k

out:

Milan Baros end of loan

Sean Davis £3 million

Pedro Mendes £2 million

Richard Hughes £1 million

Lauren £1 million

Wilson Loan

Begovic Loan

Traore £500 k

  Sergio Garcia de la fuente is in talks with Liverpool over a Summer transfer. the Zaragoza right winger has a £12 million buy out Clause and will be a member of Spain's euro 2008 squad. Tottenham are also interested but Sergio has agreed to join Liverpool, His team mates Aimar and Milito could also be following him to the Premier League next season

  Rangers transfer targets for the Summer: –

Steve Davis (Fulham)

Alan Smith (Newcastle)

John Arne Riise (Liverpool)

Steven Carr (Newcastle)

Darren Fletcher (Man United)

James McFadden (Birmingham)

Andrei Voronin (Liverpool)

Steven Fletcher (Hibernian)

Mark Reynolds (Motherwell)

Out:

Daniel Cousin

Filip Sebo

Jean–Claude Darcheville

Thomas Buffel

Alan Gow

Brahim Hemdani

Sasa Papac

Andy Webster

  

 
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