Football Rumours Archive August 25 2008
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It seems that Newcastle United are STILL after the signature of Arda Turan the price has been rumored to be 7–9 million in the region, It also seems that A new Michael Owen contract is also imminent which should be dealt with by the end of this week according to some news reports. Florent Malouda, Senderos and Saviola loan deal are still rumored.
David Moyes is set to bring in six players to Goodison Park this week.
SWP from Chelsea in a £10m deal
Albert Riera for £12m if Liverpool don't firm up there interest.
Hedwiges Maduro season long loan from Valencia
Alan Smith from Newcastle in a £3m deal
Nicola Zigic season long loan from Valencia
Sixth player likely to be a back up Keeper.
Hearts are close to agreeing a deal to sign Cork City midfielder Colin Healy.Hearts have been traking the player for some time.John Murray and Mindaugas Nikolicius, an official of Vladimir Romanov's UBIG bank met the player recently for signing talks and all being well Healy could even make his debut against Airdrie.
MAN United News~~~
Berbatov will sign on Tuesday for £26.5m. Sir Alex will then make another signing on the deadline day and although rumours going around that Aguero is the player but I can assure you he is not. he will sign for United in the next year. by the way any one of Alexis Sanchez or Angel Di Maria will be the deadline day signing of Sir Alex. Just wait for that surprise.
Liverpool will make only one signing and forget what some people have suggested on here that both Aguero and Di maria will be signing for Liverpool. DI maria's release clause is ?30m and Benfica won't sell less than that cuz they know Real Madrid and Man United are stupid enough to pay this sort of crazy money.so they will wait for the next year and see what happens.and although I hate to see it but Aguero is Manchester United bound. By the way the only one signing Liverpool will make is none other than Ricardo Quaresma.Liverpool have matched Inter's fee and the player himself favours a move to the Anfield.except him to signing for the Reds on 30th of august.
Arsenal will be signing Xabi Alonso from Liverpool for £13m and that will be the last piece of business by Wenger.
Spurs will make two striker signings before the transfer deadline day. one is Andrei Arshavin. he is definitely coming as Zenit have already bought a replacement for £20 mil. . so except Arshavin to play in lily white shirt from September. . .another signing they will make is River plate's Redamel Falcao for £13 mil. .
Everton will sign SWP from Chelsea for around £9m. Moyes will also sign Nihat from Villareal for £8m.
Southgate has blocked a move from liverpool to sign downing. Raffa & co have offerd a fee of 11 million with additinol fees. southgate is holding out for 16 million which raffa will not pay.
expect the following players to be linked with a very possible move to liverpool over the next few days.
and a suprise move for frank ribbery.
Just heard from my cousin that works at celtic park and he said he's just seen larry kingston and steven fletcher about to have a medical today and should be signed by end of week.
No matter what, downing will sign for liverpool.
Although southgate doesn't wwant to sell him, he'll have to as downing wants to become bigger and better across europe and he wants to play in the champions league.As much as southgate wants to keep his star winger,the deal will be struck after liverpool's match against standard liege.
West Brom won't neccesarily sign a new striker but any deal would see Oscar Trejo arrive from Real Mallorca.Jonas Olsson remains a defensive target should Zheng Zhi not sign from Charlton.A right winger could now be a possibility with a few Baggies players leaving on loans including Slusarski,Dorrans and Hodgkiss.
Barry clearly not comin to Liverpool and Riera overpriced also so Rafa will have to settle for Downing. Southgate wouldn't give permission for him to remain after the game on Saturday for talks but Liverpool will make a formal approach in next few days. This will free up the surprising sale of Benayoun to Italian side Parma who have made ineterest known in the Israeli. Voronin also on way to Galtasaray this week for £2.75. Benitez also wants to rid himself of Pennant but can't find any takers.
Good and bad news for the gunners
bad news is that senderos will not be going anywhere as enger rates him highly and the good news is that there will be a three way deal which will see:
EBOUE(thak god)–aston villa
wenger has been analysing his weak performances and has decided to let him go as walcott,nasri,rosicky,sagna,wilshere,ramsey and bischoff can be used there but he will use denilson as third chois rm like diaby at lm he will be behind rosicky and walcott
Rumours abound that Steven Fletcher will join Celtic before 1st September with Derek Riordan going back to Hibs for £300k. Price for Fletcher £2m+
Linas Pilibaitus will be back to tynecastle within the next few days accompanied with Ledesma. their manager has already said he wanted another one of the players from lithuania and with hearts short on strike options, ledesma is a cheap option. the owner is keen to get a few offers for the guys in the next transfer window.
–––AFC–––.Arsenal are looking at two midfielders!Xabi Alonso and Michael Johnson.The talk about Gareth Barry was just a smoke screen to see if Liverpool would make a move for him.
Le Mans Ivory Coast striker Gervais Yao Kouassi(Gervinho)has issued a come and get me plea to Arsenal saying "Arsenal are the club of my dreams".This deal could be done in January?