Football Rumours Archive April 25 2007
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Arsenal 2007/ 08
Lehmann will extend his stay at the Emirates, Scott Carson will act as his understudy when he arrives in a swap deal with Almunia and no doubt an undisclosed fee.
If any defenders arrive, its likely that Eboue will be the only victim. His persistant cheating&personic behaviour will open the door for Woodgate. Toure&Hoyte will play right back, Only Toure will switch between the CB&RB in rotation.
With Flamini going, Diaby will finally get the chance to immitate the Art that was Vieria. Wenger will get Ribery (13 million)&Navas (Reyes&Eboue) . Freddie Ljunberg will depart to Milan (3.5million) . Wenger will use this chance to bring back Robert Pires to provide cover in his swan song.
Benthener will return, Baptista will return to Madrid. Walcott will be used as as cover for the central striker.
Lehmann/ Carson/ Mannone
Fabregas/ Rosisky/ Denilson
Henry/ Walcott/ Vela
Adebayor/ Van Persie/ Benthner
A very reliable source informs me that the following players will be heading to White Hart Lane in the summer:
Curtis Davies £6mil
Stuart downing £8mil
John O'Shea £3mil
brian mcbride £1mil
mark my words. .
Man United to sign some young stars:
Fabio and Rafael Silva
Kilmarnocks Scottish young player of the year will sign for his boyhood heroes Rangers in the summer. Fee will be a down payment of 500. 000 with add ons. Signing with the Gers is his preferred option as it will allow him to stay near his family who are important to him.
It appears certain that William Gallas will be a Real Madrid player next season. He wanted to move abroad last season but it didn't happen and this time he will do all he can to secure the move to Madrid. Arsenal are very keen on Jonathan Woodgate as a replacement as he is English and is a Real Madrid player, so a swap deal could be on the cards. Real are not interested in keeping Reyes so he may have to be sold to another Spanish team, or for a much lower price than Arsenal are demanding. He will not be at the Emirates next season.
I am Italian and have a great deal of knowledge with regards to Italian transfers and I can set the record straight. Daniele De Rossi will not be moving to Manchester United. Italians are reluctant to leave Italy, and very rarely do players playing outside of Italy play for the national team. Gigi Buffon will not be coming to England either, he is happy in Italy and his girlfriend does not want to move.
It is true that Manchester United would love to make a bid for Robben but there is no way Chelsea will allow this to happen. It is much more likely he will stay at Chelsea, and Mourinho's last resort will be selling him to Real Madrid, not another Premiership team.
West Ham fans need to understand that Dean Ashton will not be at Upton Park next season. Several high profile bids will come in for him, and if West Ham do get relegated (which I hope they don't) they will unfortanately have no chance of keeping hold of their star striker. Arsenal and Newcastle are in the Hunt for him, but in my opinion he will end up a Manchester United player.
Man United ins
Cahill 10 mil
Hargreaves 20 mil
Torres 20 mil
Man United outs
Richardson Fulham on loan
West ham United and Wigan are intrested in Liverpool goalkeeper jerzy Dudek who has a £1.5million price tag
I'd just like to set the record straight and say that there is absolutely no chance of Steven Thompson returning to Rangers. Although a decent player, he was proved not consistent enough to perform week in, week out at Ibrox. One former striker who may well return though is Peter Lovenkrands involving a swap deal with Thomas Buffel but will only happen if the Buffel/ Koevermans exchange deal falls through.
I can also assure everyone that Scott Brown will be Rangers biggest signing of the summer for £4million. Although he could earn more money in the Premiership, money is not his main priority and he will still dwarf his current wages when he signs for his boyhood heroes. Celtic will also match the asking price but Brown has made it clear he has absolutely no interest in going there.
As for the joker who says 'Liverpool will test Celtic's resolve with an £8million bid for Aiden McGeady'? Keep taking the pills my friend, people like you should leave your name with such a ridiculous rumour so we can all get a laugh. He's not worth £800,000 never mind £8million.
I mentioned this on her about a week ago but it has now come out that Real Madrid have held talks with Werder bremens diego. I can tell you definitely that a deal has already been agreed. in regards to the transfers of moutinho and nani. the sporting president said that Nani would not be sold in January and when a new contract was agreed it had a buy out Clause of just £16 million a price real are more than willing to pay. Moutinho has not signed a new contract and talks have stalled so expect him to go for less at just £12 million a snitch for a player of his abilities. moutinho who plays either centre or right midfield is seen as ideal to replace David Beckham with an att mid trio of Nani diego and moutinho being interchanged with Robinho and higuan. also expect Cannavaro to stay on. gone are the days when real sell a player after one year and Woodgate will be recalled as Wenger sees him as possibly the best centre back in thw world- Wenger will take over at the end of next season (unexpected but with David deins exit he opened the door to them and real much prefer him to Mourinho who's boring and schuster who is not proven at top level) Hala Madrid!
Whoever thinks that Michael Owen is coming back to Liverpool is completely and utterly wrong and needs putting back in his place. Owen is likely to suffer the rest of his career with injury problems which was one of the reasons for Benitez not getting him back from Real in the first place. This is no bull, this is from inside LFC as I know indirectly one of the physio's there.
Benitez will invest in young players as well as superstars this season, but will spend his big bucks on a proven striker and also two wide men that are proven providers for the front men
David Dein stood down from The Arsenalnal board last week for one reason - Tierry Henry. At the last Arsenal board meeting the possibility of the sale of Henry to Liverpool was discussed. The board decided that he could leave, and for only around £15 million. However, once Liverpool formalise a bid for Henry; Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan will also enter the race for his signature. Henry admired the Barcelona style of play, but is settled in England and if he has to choose, he will choose Liverpool. This is not made up, as I support neither of these teams.
VILLA RUMOURS: I have sources that say its been talked that these players are being targeted by MON. Sidwell (free) or Sneijder, Defoe or Bent, Distin (free) or Woodgate, SWP, Boruc or Gordon, Giles Barnes, Geremi&Reo Coker. These are MON's targets and he will sign most of them
I also heard that non other than Chelsea were in for Batistuta. Well, before he retired about four years ago.
Expect United to sign only a couple of faces, as, seemingly, Rossi (who has scored 7 in 15 appearances for Parma) will return, as will Evans and Foster. Pique is still undecided.
The targets are Hargreaves, Saviola and several young players from various European sides including; Pedersen, Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, Mulumbu, Keita, Cabaye, Babel, Wijnaldum, de Guzman, Ekdal and Nortveidt.
LCFC TOP SECRET RUMOURS:
Alan Maybury (all frees)
Paddy McCarthy (1m to Brum)
Alan Knill (assistant)
Luke Varney (1m)
Danny Murphy (1. 75m)
Tomas Radzinski (loan)
Tomas Kuczcack (loan)
Andy O'Brien (500,000)
Mikael Forssell and Neil Danns (1.5m)
Danny Mills (Free)
Alan Thompson (Free)
Arsenal defender Phillipe Senderos will join fallen Italians Juventus in the summer for £6.5m after struggling to hold down a regular first team spot at Emirates stadium. Juve look set to instantly return to Serie A after last summer's relegation, and the rebuilding of the squad will begin at the end of the current campaign. Senderos is seen as the long term successor to Fabio Cannavaro, who joined Real Madrid last summer.
Andy Johnson, previously of Leicester City, has left the club by mutual consent. A source at the club is reported to have seen him saying his good byes and this fits in with the Clause in his contract; if he played another game for Leicester a Clause would be activated meaning Leicester City would have to offer him another year and Milan Mandaric did not approve of this as he does not think he is any good. Also, knowing that Leicester City were short of midfielders he tried to blackmail the club by saying that if he paid him a large sum of money he would play for the club and they wouldn't have to give him that extra year.
Rangers are looking at the prospect of signing the Berezutskiy twins from CSKA. Smith feels if he can pull off the double deal, his defense would be enough for next season with the Webster deal almost certain. Jerzy Dudek is a name that's been mentioned to him as a quality replacement for Klos
Rafa to make a bold move for Woodgate this summer. He wants to play 3 centre backs and use Alves and Riise as wing backs. This will allow him to use Gerrard in a slighlty advanced central role and still have the two holding midfiled pair from either Masch, Alonso and Sissoko. Also expect him to freshen things up in the striking department by going in for Eto'o and also a cheeky enquiry about Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
Arsenal Bulletin .
Expect a bid by Real Madrid 4 Gallas, Aliadiare 2 move maybe 2 NUFC with Parker moving 2 AFC . AFC 2 sign a replacement 4 Flamini but if AFC don't sign a replacement then see Mark Randall play next season . Possable move by AFC 4 NUFC Michael Owen as he wants 2 leave as there is know European football with NUFC next season .
Firstly Artur Boruc will not be leaving Celtic this summer he loves the club and also the supporters and he would only move to the Premiership if it was to a top 6 team. Naka will also not go anywhere he wants 3 in a row. I have heard that Celtic are looking to bring in a top striker to partner Jan they are currently watching Nugent, Zamora, Defoe (not getting start), Saviola and Bellamy. Celtic will try and get rid of fringe players like Jarosik and make a shock swoop for Riquelme now Celtic have joined forces with Villarreal and have a big fan base over there.
For the person who asked which position Denilson plays, he is a Central midfield playmaker / Attacking midfielder.
When Stan Kronke takes over Arsenal (which he will) there will not be big splashs of cash, in fact the summer transfer market will be fairly quoet with regard to the big four.
With the following players going to the following clubs:
Arsenal - Ribery (L/ RM), Tevez (STR)
Leaving - Reyes/ Baptista, Flamini, Aliadiere.
Chelsea - Leon (CM), Alex (CB), Villa (STR)
Leaving - Robben, Diarra.
Liverpool - Woodgate (CB), Torres (STR),
Leaving - Dudek, Zenden, Hyppia.
Man United - Hargreaves (CM), Bale (LB), Berbatov (STR)
Leaving - Heinze, Rossi.
Any Comments? B-MAN.
Everton ins and outs
Alfonso Alves (Sc Heerenveen) -6m
David Nugent (Preston) -4m
Joey Barton (Man City) -5.5m
Manuel Fernandes (Benfica) -8m
Leighton Baines (Wigan) -3.5m
Jay De Merit (Watford) -1m
James Beattie- (Sunderland/ Middlesbrough/ Newcastle) -3m
James Mcfadden- (Rangers) -3m
Tim Cahill- (Manchester United/ Inter Milan!) -15m
Andy Van der meyde- (Az Alkmaar/ Sc Heerenveen) -free
Anderson Da Silva Franca-no new deal
Gary Naysmith- (Celtic/ Rangers/ Wigan) 2m
Samir Nasri has emerged as the Midfield Playmaker Wenger wants to compete with Fabregas&Denilson.
Rangers hope to kick off a partnership with LA Galaxy and then sign Attacking midfielder Kyle Martino from the club.
Rangers are more interersted in Steven Naismith than Scott Brown and will try to lure him to the club in the summer.
Coventry City manager Iain Dowie interested in Chris Eagles of Manchester United. He is also watching Luke Varney and Steven Naismith.
Where is Scott Parker? Heading south seems to be the answer. An absentee on Sunday and Newcastle's previous match, it seems that Parker is to leave SJP BUT by mutual consent. Rumours have been heard regarding Parkers concern regarding Newcastle's lack of ambition and the usual stories of his missing London. But more importantly Glen Roeder has witnessed Emre turn in a much improved displays without Parker as well as Nicky Butt's name becoming an ever present on the team sheet. Parker a real dynamo is midfield, has caused may problems within in the club as to what kind of midfielder he. Is he an AM or DM thus proving an impossible situation as to whom to pair him with. Then its down to business; Newcastle would of course generate more revenue from the sale of Parker than Emre or the likes and along with the supposed arrival of Sidwell on a free, the signs are clear that someone is on the move.
With three games to go it looks like Bramble is still on his way out. Even though he put in a surprise performance that bettered even that of Terry, Newcastle have had enough. It is understood that Bramble can only play for 30 minutes per game and for the rest of the time he has to be baby sat as his mind takes in the sites of the Metro Centre. He will be of some use though as he is supposed to be in the running to replace Curtis Davis at WBA as Davis takes his place along side Taylor.
LFC to sign; Fernando Torres for 20mil + Luis Garcia, David Villa 20mil + Momo Sissoko, Simao 13mil, Micah Richards 8mil + Hyypia, Jonathon Woodgate 8mil. Line up next season; Reina/ Carson, Finnan/ Richards, Carra/ Arbeloa, Woodgate/ Agger, Riise/ Aurelio, Simao/ Pennant, Gerrard/ Masch/ Alonso, Kewell/ Gonzalez, Villa/ Kuyt, Torres/ Crouch/ Voronin.
I have heared from a very good 'source' who is a currently out of work manager (last job was Scottish perm division) that this is the rumour doing the rounds in regards to Liverpool. Woodgate, Torres and Alves are the 3 big names coming in. he has been a very good source before as knew about Crouch 6 months before it was mentioned before anyone else. I hope he is right again as will give us a real chance to win the premership.