Football Rumours Archive February 25 2007
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ARSENAL rumours Wenger is about to cash in on his star striker THIERRY HENRY to Barcelona for a whopping 40mil pounds as Henry has lost his magic touch. AW will then make Adebayor and Van Persie his main strikers and will have Niklas Bendtner and Aliadere on the bench.
Steven Sidwell has agreed to join Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, on a 4 year deal worth £6m.
Reading will bring in Danny Murphy in return for £1. 5m and the Royals also hope to tie up the signing of Derby midfield maestro Giles Barnes for £4m.
A bidding war has already begun behind the scenes for the most sought after footballer in recent times David Villa . every top major club have already put tenders in but I expect Barcelona to sign him I hear that Barcelona want to freshen things up slightly with the arrival of Villa and Ronaldo and the exits of eto and guilly my information also tells me that Chelsea are also in the Hunt for Villa and are willing to blow Barcelona out of the water with a straight cash bid?villa has already stated how powerful Chelsea are and the thought of playing for Mr Mourinho really appeals to him!but for me I get the feeling that Barcelona will indeed get their man.
Jermaine Beckford + Jermaine Easter 2 Whu next season form 1.5m each
Expect a possible line up next season for West Ham of:
Mears Tomkins Mancienne (loan) Mcartney
Sinclair (loan) Noble Reid
Sharpe (2. 5m) Easter (1. 5m) Beckford (1. 5m)
It has just been brought to my attention that Manchester United have had scouts at Blackburn FC matches. don't know which players they are having a look at could be either gamst pederson, bentley or even Derbyshire. also United to sign Defoe or bent in the summer. bent reminds Fergie of a young Andy cole
Chelsea rumours have gone down way too much, i'll post one but not a lame one. There won't be a massive clear out and only a few additions will be made as Mourinho blames the lack of players rather than poor players for the club's dip.
GK=no gks as Mourinho has faith in PC n carlo+hilario is ok as well.
fullbacks=glenn Johnson will be back n playing for Chelsea, ferreira will leave with JM may opting for another RB (less likely as boulahrouz can play as RB as well) . no LBs
2 things can happen with CDs:
either boulahrouz leaving and another big star CD to come (unsettledThuram, Luisao, Nesta, Lucio, Andrade can be the choices)
or boulahrouz can stay and some other young CD to join like Richards or someone else
no Def MFs
no Attacking Mfs
a winger would surely come with the most fav being quaresma, nani n moutinho (no Lennon as he is very similar to SWP)
a striker would come as well n Sheva won't leave (expect him to have a better end to the season from now on)
striker coming in can be Torres, ogbuke, Robinho or podolski.
ppl who may be going out:
one out of ferreira or geremi for sure.
SWP on loan
kalou on loan
AH! my first rumour. Long one but complete
also, jose going nowhere
Rafa Benitez announced that he WAS close to completing a deal for Voronin who he was set to replace Craign Bellamy with. However now he is reconsidering keeping Bellamy after showing that he can cut it at the highest level with the performance against Barcelona. The likelyhood is that Voronin will now replace both Fowler and Crouch who are likely to leave Anfield with David Villa joining Dirk Kuyt, Craig Bellamy and Andrei Voronin.
Jose Mourinho won't have buckets of money like some people are suggesting! instead he will look to the yound player coming through. I. e sincliar, woods and Saha. big things expected from these players. abromovich may fund one signing as he jm wants to strenghten to keep up with United. expect riachards to sing between 12-17m.
With Gallas fully fit see Clichy or Djourou leave AFC in the summer, as AFC could have signed JUVE gk Buffon in January but didn't don't expect AFC 2 move 4 him in the summer . ETO'O of Barca might move 2 AFC but only in a swap deal with V Persie or Adeybour going Barca .
Liverpool football club will enquire about the availablity of Real Betis Striker Rafael Sobis, but only if they do not land David Villa or Miroslav Klose.
Anyone has more Celtic rumours?
Is Sidwell coming?
Man Utd will sign ricardo quaresma because the glazers will not allow £40m for messi and Barcelona will be resilient to selling him. Expect a summer clear out at United Ji-sung park won't be leaving. Richardson, Silvestre, o'shea, Brown out. Smith will have until the end of the season to prove himself (buying larsson on loan was just to give him time) Fletchers career depends whether United get Hargreaves but he will most likely be loaned out. I'm adamant United will sign Hargreaves in the summer. there must be something in this deal for United. Expect Bale to sign as Southampton will not be coming to the premiership ( I think its a bit obvious) and Micah Richards will leave city for United as United will sell John o'shea. I'm sure United will also try to offload pique
Ins Bale 6m, Hargreaves 15m, Quaresma 16m, Richards 14m
Outs Silvestre 3m (Lyon)
Fletcher loan (Everton)
Richardson 4m (Reading)
O'shea 4m (Newcastle)
Brown 4m (Blackburn)
Bardsley 2.5m (aston v)
Real Madrid will again pursue Cesc Fabregas whilst Barcelona will try to sign xabi Alonso. Expect both to succeed however Eto'o will not be part of any swap deal. I can guarantee that Eto'o is part of Barcelonas plans whereas they will offload Ronaldinho possibly to inter, ac, Juventus. Man Utd and Chelsea will battle it out for dan gosling however expect Chelsea to pip this one as well
To the guy who said David Villa will not join Villa because he wears adids boots then listen up m8 look at thierry Henry he got offerd more money to wear umbro n changed brands. and dos santos WILL be a Liverpool player for £11 million in the summer. aston Villa will sighn - Bellamy - David Villa - crouch (possible on loan) - bains - distin - moutinho - sturridge - n possible micha Richards beacause he was a Villa fan as a boy all 100% true. stevo
Wenger doesn't change his squad about, being consistant is the key. When players leave he replaces them, unless a kid has come through!
Players leave usually at the end of there contracts so at the moment only lehmann's leaving.
Therefore a GK will be bought-Akinfeev/ Gordon seem best value for money which is the wenger way.
Baptiste will be signed with some of the money gained from selling Reyes to athletico Madrid.
The only exception mat be Bale as wenger said he was happy he wasn't signed in jan, but with traore coming through I find it pointless waste of funds, especially if it's a sum like what was mentioned in Jan.
New GK/ Almunia
Gilberto/ Flamini/ Song
Fabregas/ Diaby/ Denilson
Van Persie/ Baptiste/ Bentner
Henry/ Adebayor/ Alliadierre
Being a diehard Chelsea fan it kills me to have to tell you all that Frank lampard WILL INDEED JOIN BARCELONA THIS SUMMER, a big merry go round this summer will involve deco coming to the bridge to play for hos old boss. seems recent reports suggesing that Frank will stay at chels for the duration of his career are in fact wide of the mark, a smokescreen I hear to save Chelsea from more negative press . but what I can tell you all is that sources close 2 Mr kenyon are trying to broker a deal for longstanding target Kaka of AC Milan to replace Frank while jose knows Kaka could be a long shot he will in fact keep deco as back up if a deal isn't done!Chelseas summer aquisitions this summer will be Kaka, Richards, andrade, villa! FACTS!
KEEP THE REAL GOSSIP COMING
Bolton boss Sam Allardyce is chasing West Ham striker Carlos Tevez but is likely to lose out on the 23 year old Argentine with Valencia looking to sign him as a cheap replacement for David Villa who will head to Liverpool in the summer for £26 million + Luis Garcia.
Leicester City hope to complete the loan signing of Shaun Newton from West Ham by the end of next week.
The player was set to sign a week earlier but West Ham decided he was needed for the crucial game at Charlton so delayed the move.