Football Rumours Archive August 25 2006
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Lucas Neill and not Lucas Lobos to sign for Liverpool. I have it on good authority as Lucas Neill is doing a medical and has negotiated AUD100,000 a week deal.
Hargreaves to hold press conference tomorrow. To express his disappointment at comments leaked to the press by Bayern mangement. Despite being publicly threatened and told to "shut up", being called a prostitute in front of his team mates, fined 25,000 and subjected to ridicule in the German press, expect him to take the moral high ground on this one. He will SHAME BAyern into trading him, rather than threatening them by going on strike. He realizes that threats will only strengthen their resolve to resist the transfer, in an attempt to salvage their "pride". Bayern pride WILL suffer, but because of their own actions, not because they've sold a player to Man U.
Arsenal has offered gallas a contract to join them. But there's still a possibility of a swap deal, which is 15 mil plus gallas for cole. Because cole rates about 20mil and gallas 5 mil.Arsenal may not find a replacement for Cole at left back as arsenal has perfect replacement in Clichy and Hoyte + Flamini can do a good job too.
There's also news that AW has set his sights on Kaladze of Milan and also an unknown defender.There will be no moves for ribery,a.diarra,and davies.No progress on Illiasu's trial yet.A.Madrid has placed a bid for Reyes but I think the amount is way too little and he would prefer Real anyway. But for this transfer window, it seems that he has no way out.Btw,please stop rumours abt tevez and mascherano, they are no where to be seen moving.
These are Glenn Roeder's top three defender targets:
1. Wayne Bridge
2. Robert Huth
3. Sylvain Distin
He hopes to get one of these players by the end of the transfer window
FOR ALL MACKEMS, BE VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT ROY KEANE BEING YOUR NEXT MANAGER, NO EXPERIANCE AT ALL, BAD TEMPER, I CAN SEE THIS IS GOING TO SPELL BIG TROUBLE FOR YOU THIS SEASON, REMEMBER "BIG LAWRIE" YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
NEWCASTLE TO SIGN NUGENT FROM PRESTON VERY SOON!
POSS ROBERT HUTH ALSO, AND GLEN IS LOOKING AT A ITALIAN C/DEFENDER, DO NOT KNOW WHO JUST YET, WILL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS I KNOW!
MY SON PLAYS IN THE SAME JUNIOR SIDE AS A TOON COACH, SO ALL MY FACTS ARE TRUE NOT RUMOURS.
P.S. THE TAKE OVER SHOULD BE COMPLETE BY CHRISTMAS, NOT BY A BIG RICH COMPANY BUT BY FRED SHEPHARD, WHO IS ALSO VERY GOOD MATES WITH ONE THE FOUNDERS OF THE "SAGE" COMPANY, RUMOUR IS ,THIS PERSON HAS A SPARE 150mil - 200mil FROM THE SALE OF HIS SHARES AND IS BLACK AND WHITE DAFT!!
THATS IT FOR NOW, GOOD LUCK TO ALL FOOTBALL TEAMS , SAFC HOPE YOU SORT OUT YOUR PROBLEMS, THE PREMISHIP NEEDS YOU, WELL, WE ALL NEED A GOOD LAUGH, DON'T WE!!! GEORDIEPAUL. . . . .
It may come as no surprise to those who know Martin O'Neill and his history that one of his first signings all be it on a short term deal will be Mr Versatile Chris Sutton.
Steed Malbranque will join Charlton for 3m.
Marcus Bent will leave Charlton for 1m.
Charlton will also get a young striker from Man U or Chelsea on loan. Maybe Kalou or Rossi
LFC NEWS. Rafa will sign Vicintee from Valencia for 3£ he is a big admirer for the winger since he was a Manager there in addition he can play on both flanks also Sevilla do not want to lower their 12£ evaluation for Alves. In addition Rafa will be siging a youngster from Parma who will be a hit.
i heard that hargreaves will NOT be joining manu but bayern will play him in the reserves for a while to get their revenge and man u will make a late bid for carlos tevez but there is a worry that man u will leave it too late because of them trying to persuade bayern to sell hargreaves.
Great news Liverpool fans!
Daniel Alves is coming to Anfield, expect a bid for him early next week. The Lucas Neil move is now offically off. Also expect a young central midfielder to come in before the end of the transfer window.
The word downunder is that Lucas Neill will sign for Liverpool 90% the only other option would be Spurs. His father was interviewed in the Daily Telegraph down here and stated that Rafa has been in contact with Lucas. The only thing that may sway him to go to Spurs is that he is garunteed a starting spot straight up. Although his father stated that his favourite team as a kid was LFC and his heroes were Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness and that "Lucas has been a dyed in the wool Liverpool fan since he was a kid" Plus the fact he will team up with best mate Harry Kewell!! I think we will be seeing him wearing Red soon!! _______aussieLFCfan___________
Tottenham are confident of capturing Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough for a fee of around £8m.
r.huth to sign for newcastle on wednesday graveson and bridge this weekend and (COME ON MARTINS!!!) TAZZA LOVES BIG MEN !!!
GOONER NEWS WOW this is massive!At Madrid officials are in London to talk to Arsenal about a deal to take Jose Antonio Reyes to the Vicente Calderon.The deal involves Fernando Torres coming to Arsenal with Reyes plus cash going to At.Madrid.Ashley Cole will be a Chelsea player by the end of the transfer window with William Gallas plus £14million coming to Arsenal in a deal that is worth the £20million that Arsenal are looking for.One more signing will be made and it will be Fernando Gago(boca juniors)?AW has been chasing him all summer and now has persuaded Boca to sell for around £7.5million.Nuri Sahin will sign in January along with Assulin Gai(barcelona).
OK, several points. The first is the incredible accuracy of rumours on this site. On the 24th there were several posts regarding the world class manager that Sunderland would get. The two that spring to mind were Curbishley and Hoddle. These posts came the day AFTER it was announced that Keane was the man. At least have a quick look around before you post.
Man U will only be making one more signing and that will be the on/off signing of Hargreaves. Bayern know they can't hold on any longer. This isn't because it's Man U it's simply because of the furore that is going on. Hargreaves stays - they get nothing from him and his value drops when he does finally leave. He leaves now they get the £17m that United are willing to offer.
The fact that they've completely spat their dummy out and criticised both United and Hargreaves won't help them, it has only made matters worse. Hargreaves is a lot less likely to want to stay after the things they've said about him.
It will be sealed before the end of this week. While Man U do still have a budget left that would buy a reasonable player they will wait until January AT THE EARLIEST before moving on. With Scholes and Ole back and seemingly in fine fettle there's no current urgency for a Ruud replacement.
To those who keep claiming that the Glazers have no money because they are still repaying the loan. In the real world, it doesn't work like that. The club makes money, therefore, they make money. That money more than clears the amount they borrowed especially when you look at the reduced payments they currently have to make.
Throw in the new shirt sponsorship, the £12m from Chelsea over that debacle and the money from Ruud and a couple of minor players we really haven't spent very much of what was originally a £30m to £35m budget. There's still at least £20m in the kitty and more is available if the right player comes along.
The Glazers may be a lot of things (American, for one) but they aren't daft. They knew when they bought the club that signings would have to be made to compete for the major honours and they will have allowed for this in the purchase.
I want to clear up a few things about liverpool. I'm pretty well connected at the club so all of these will happen.Only one player will sign in this transfer window. This player is daniel alves and he will come for a lower than first thought 8 million. Lucas Neil, Owen Hargreeves matthew upson, or any other player wont sign. No one will sign in january either as we finally get permission for new anfield and invest all our money in that. Most of the dead wood has been removed from the squad but expect pongolle to leave on loan. Young Paul Anderson was offered the chance too but said he wanted to stay and maybe play in a few league cup games and try to impress rafa. They are also trying to find a new club for salif daio, but that's easier said than done. Also Harry kewell will stay after the injury problems we have on the left side.
AW will complete the signing of a new goalkeeper in January. This is to be none other than Hearts and Scotland keeper 'Craig Gordon'. On this transfer window, AW will look to strengthen the defence with William Gallas who is involved in the Ashley Cole swap deal to Chelsea plus 5 million. Also, Jose Antonio Reyes will be involved in a straight swap deal for Robinho to Real Madrid.
to the guy who said j.cole is going to barca you are 100% correct he fell out with mourinho heard of barca and real madrids interest and rang form teammate eidur gudjohnson and he pursuaded him to join barca on loan.
Manchester Utd have targeted Nigel Reo-Coker to fill there goal scoring midfielder position, when Paul Scholes is told that he can leave the club at the end of the season. A fee of around £10m is what West Ham want and deal could be done in the January window.
Edwin Van Der Sar will reject an offer to extend his contract and join Ajax at the end of the season.
Man U will complete the signing of Owen Hargreaves on the transfer deadline as the player has told the club he will refuse to play if they do not sell him. The fee is believed to be around 15.5 million. Also, SAF is ready to put a bid in for none other than Real Madrid striker Ronaldo ad Fabio Capello has told the striker he is not in his plans for the future.
Everton's Tim Cahill is being tracked by Manchester Utd as the search for goal scoring midfielder to replace Paul Scholes. Utd are likely to offer £7.5m plus Ole Solksjaer to secure the Aussie's services in the January window.
Everton will spend the money they recieved on Birmingham defender Matt Upson, who will cost £4m. They will also bring in Crystal Palace's Jobi McAnuff for £2m and Charlton midfielder Darren Ambrose for £1.5m plus Simon Davies.
nugent 2 everton!!
woodgate bk 2 da toon as number 6 is free and freddy has kept available 4 jonny
Reading FC News:
Steve Coppell will sign Killgallon (1.5m rising to 2m), Marvin Elliott (400k),Andre Bikey (loan) and Danny Mills(800k). Also Reading will open contract talks with Sidwell after this transfer window closes and if he isnt close to signing by january it is thought that he could be sold for around 3m. That would mean needing a Centre Midfielder with Tom Soares and Matt Holland top of his wishlist.
Also to the person who said Reading will be signing woodgate and Henderson for £3M!! get of this site you dont know anything.
Ac Milan Defender Kaka Kaladze is in for a shock swap deal for William Gallas, but Kaladze will line up for Arsene Wengers men in a money plus cash deal for Ashley Cole. It will put an end to one of the longest most bitter of transfers in football history and just goes to show the lengths that Jose Mourinho (I cant wait for my doll) is willing to go to keep Billy Gallas away from the goner scum.
This may sound bizarre but I have it on very reliable grounds (My cousin Fabio is a member of Ac Milan's biggest fan-club and Kaladze said farewell after a recent training session
Toon will sign gravesen, nugent and huth. They will then wait till about 11.30pm on transfer deadline day to sign bridge just like they did with solano last summer.
Pompey to Bring in Steven Appiah of Fenerbahce after Celtic Rejected £7 million bid for Stillian Petrov. Also expect 'Arry to bid for Roma striker Mido for £5 million and hijack newcastles move for Inter striker Obafemi Martins with an £12 million pound bid.
I have just got word that liverpool have received three loan offers for neil mellor. They are from coventry, sunderland and Luton town. It's not clear yet wheter the player will take the step down to the championship but as it is only on loan I can see it happening.
Juventus are interested in signing harry kewell from liverpool. They are getting desperate for players and will pay out 6 million. Let's face it, all kewell is interested in is his wage packet so he won't care wheter he is playing in seire B as long as he gets a pay raise.
Liam miller,neil mellor stephane henchoz will sign for sunderland before August 31st. Gary MaCalister could also be given a coaching role under roy keane.
Manchester United WILL sigh Torres by the end of the transfer window. Atletico Madrid have signed TWO strikers and hope to sign Joes Reyes from Arsenal making the way for Torres to leave plus it will provide the money needed. Fee around £25 m. . . . . .MT
Roy Keane's first management task will be to call in a favour to Fergie and will try to take Liam Miller and Rossi on loan for the season, Rossi is a long shot on loan but expect Liam Miller to go to Sunderland on loan with a view to a permanent move.
just a short note saying that i think chris coleman will be the first manager sacked this year with curbishley his replacement
Norwich midfielder Andy Hughes will make a rather unpopular move to Ipswich Town before the end of the transfer window
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Abel Xaier as we all know is back with Boro and Soutghate will offer him a new deal. .Along with Xabier expectto cee Ujafalujsi from Firoentina a fee belived to be arounf £3.5M - £4.5M. . Also 1 More Face Will be brought in before the trasnfer window closes and this will be Zoltan Gera from W.B.A. a deal which will see Malcolm Christie at W.B.A on Loan this is ALL TRUE!!!!
Reading are on the brink of completing the signing of midfielder Nicky Hofs from Feyenoord. He impressed Coppell in their pre season freindly and is seen as a replacement for Steve Sidwell who is on his way to West Ham for £3.5 million.
Fulham will sell Steed Malbranque to West Ham for £2.5m by the end of August. Luis Boa Morte is also going with Portsmouth being a likely destination. Volz is being tracked by Blackburn but could go to Germany with Werder Bremen looking to sign him to strengthen there defence
AW is on his way to make a bid of 12 mil + Reyes to Atletico Madrid for Torres. and this is absolutely true. .This is the deal by which both teams can secure their targets. . So MAN UTD fans stop thinking of Torres as he will be a gunner soon. .
TORRES AND HENRY WILL BE THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS STRIKING PAIR. . . . . .
Rafael Van Der Vaart will sign for pompey this week in a deal worth 6 million. David Trezuguet could also join on loan as he is one of these players who just care about money.
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Newcastle will sign Robert Huth and Thomas Graveson on Tuesday. They are also thinking about signing steed malbraunque and collins john from fulham.
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Was at old trafford today when i saw what looked to be fernando torres being whisked of in a black mercedes, add that to atletico making a official bid for reyes, they could be spending the torres money already
MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS
Atletico are apparently willing to give arsenal fist refusal on fernando torres sanz to secure the services of jose antonia reyes, however reports in sapin are saying torres himself is unhappy with this as he has his heart set on a move to old trafford, if a deal to united cannot be thrased out in the remaining 6 days of the transfer window he wants a clear path and wold want to join in january or a years time
Man U News- United will not get Hargreaves, Bayern just won't budge. SAF will not buy any other major players this window because of their early form this season. Fergie will probably wait until January to sign someone else. Go you RED DEVILS.
Aston Villa News
With no other consortia bidding for Villa, Randy Lerner is for all intents and purposes the new owner of Aston Villa. He will aquire the shares need to delist the company and make it private over the next 11 days.
Meanwhile MON's pursuit of new faces begins in earnest with just a week to go until the transfer deadline. It is believed that petrov malbranque and gravesen will all be unveiled at villa park soon. Expect another striker and possibly defender also!