Football Rumours Archive March 25 2007
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Everton need a new left back (as competition for Nuno Valente), 2 centre midfielders, a left midfielder and a striker.
The left back will be leighton baines 4m or Michael gray (hope not) free or Jlloyd Samuel free. the centre midfielders will be manny Fernandes 8m and Joey Barton 6m or Steve Sidwell free. the left midfielder could be mancini of Roma 5m (can play both sides) because of a argument with Roma captain Totti. The striker will be David Nugent 6m (as everyone knows by now)
Roy Keane expects his Sunderland side to win the championship - or at the very least gain automatic promotion. he is set to bolster his squad for the upcoming Premiership campaign by bidding for former Utd team mates John O'Shea and Kieran Richardson as well as getting Giuseppe Rossi on loan.
Aussie transfer rumours; Scott MacDonald to sign for Celtic NOT Rangers! Marco Bresciano to the Premiership next season! Likely to lineup for Tottenham or Newcastle along with Lucas Neill. Craig Moore to Queensland Roar. Viduka to the Toon!
Its well known Roeder is keen to replace his defense. This weekend he is keeping tabs on Leighton Baines, Anton Ferdinand, EManuelson, Tim De Cler, Joris Mathijsen, Miguel of Valencia and Lucas Neill. Up front he is looking at Babel, Robbie Keane, Huntelaar and Ashton.
These guys I no he has on his list of possibilities although I don't no which ones he will bid for. Roeder has said that he will have a sizeable transfer kitty in the summer so expect at least a few of these to happen!
As usual, the rumours concerning Chelsea have been way off-target.
This is from a reliable source, very close to Andre Villas-Boas, Mourinho's main opposition scout:
- Robben, Ballack, Terry and Lampard are going nowhere. Neither, obviously, is the manager.
- There will be two major signings: a right-back and a winger, to replace SWP, who will be loaned out for one season. There are several Premiership clubs interested, but Mourinho is said to prefer to send him abroad, preferably to an Italian club.
- The main option for right-back is Micah Richards, but Chelsea will not be held for ransom as they feel they have been in the recent past. £15 Million is as high as they'll go. If Man City refuse, they will go for Valencia's Miguel. Ferreira is staying, but Geremi will be allowed to leave. Glen Johnson is not in Mourinho's plans.
- The main option for winger is Ricardo Quaresma. Porto will probably sell him for £14M. Chelsea are also very interested in Feyenoord's De Guzman, but he won't come until 2008.
- No new striker will be signed. Sheva, Drogba and Kalou will be joined by Ben Sahar, who'll have a bigger role to play, and from whom much is expected.
- Scott Sinclair and Michael Mancienne will probably return, so they can pad out the squad and be used in Carling Cup fixtures, but this is still being debated.
Note: In the very, very improbable case that Robben demands a transfer to Barcelona, the only change to the above will be that SWP will stay in the squad.
To the guy that said Chelsea will sell Lampard, Makelele and Robben to Real Madrid for Gago + 50 million dream on. just because we got Gago ahead of you doesn't mean after one year he would just go to your team. plus why would Madrid want Makelele he's onw of our former players and he's 34 years old. I don't think real will want him at that age. finally we don't need Robben as Cristiano Ronaldo will arrive in Madrid in the winter market. if this fails Navas from Sevilla will be bought. 2 CBs will come in the form of Metzelder and Andrade. one of Lampard or Kaka will arrive and Soldado will be brought back from loan from Osasuna. either schuster or Mourinho will take charge. with Cannavaro, Emerson, Cassano, Reyes, Helguera, Salgado, Roberto Carlos, Pavon all leaving. Robinho will be staying
07/ 08 team:
C. Ronaldo/ Navas
Diarra/ Kaka/ Lampard
Rangers 07/ 08 Squad -
McGregor will certainly be kept as Smith and McCoist rate the young lad very highly and Klos will sign on for one more year before retiring.
They may make a move for Roy Carroll, who would be interested in a move to Ibrox, especially if The Hammers drop into The Championship. Another possibility is Craig Gordon, also would be interested but interest from Premiership clubs and also Celtic, face Rangers with a difficult task to lure him to Rangers.
David Weir and Ugo Ehiogu will be kept as they both have experience for next season's Champions League, they won't definetly start. Webster, Svensson, Hemdani, Murray, Hutton, Smith will all be kept. Rangers have had defensive problems this past season but keeping the same set of defenders will help them gel together and be a much stronger force for next season. Sasa Papac will be sold for very little after failing to impress at Rangers.
Thomas Buffel will make way at Ibrox for around £1.3 million, with Stuttgart, Anderlecht, Rennes, Lille all interested. Libor Sionko will be sold at a low price as he, like Sasa, made a poor impression, Paul Le Guen at Paris, could be his number one choice. But Burke, Thomson, Charlie Adam, Ferguson will all feature for Rangers definetly. Dean Furman who PLG signed from Chelsea last summer may make it in the Seniors, has impressed Durrant in the Reserves and U-19's. Possible signings will be Steve Sidwell but stiff competition from Celtic and Premiership clubs may stunt the Gers bid. Scott Brown had been watched and continued to be scouted as Rangers may bid for him this Summer. Here's the part where everyone thinks this forum is totally false and made up. But Rino Gattuso and his wife may make a shock return to Scotland. He has been linked with moves to Barcelona in swap deals but Smith keeps in contact with him and he WILL return to Ibrox soon.
Dado Prso may be set to retire with long term injuries hassling his form. Nacho Novo the Spaniard will stay as he's found a little more life since Le Guen left. Kris Boyd will also stay at Ibrox, bids will be made but Walter Smith cannot let his best player leave the club. Filip Sebo, now this is difficult, he may stay, which will be a shock to Gers fans but Smith believes in him and with help from McCoist, he can find a good scoring record nest year. Rangers will try to sign a big named striker from Spurs who is looking to get out, Mido the Eygptian. Man City and Celta Vigo are hot on his trail so this may push the Rangers option away. Scott MacDonald, Alan Smith of Man Utd are also being watched. Heard these rumours from different sources around Ibrox and Murray Park.
I play for Celtic Under 17's and was at the Norwich match.
Celtic have signed Tomislav Pavlov and James McCarthy. Both were at the match, Pavlov played but McCarthy was just getting to know us.
The gaffer also brought a few new trialists with us, 3 from Eastern Europe, a Swedish and 2 Dutch boys. Only one of them played though a Eastern European boy
The others were just training with us, they all looked good especially McCarthy and Pavlov they were better than all of us!
Zinedine Zidane to come back for a MLS team and Eto'o swap for thierry Henry plus some money
I work on the London Stock Exchange and we have a department dealing exclusively with football clubs. I must take exception to all these Man Utd fans hoping to see Nani and Bale at the club. I can tell you for a fact that both will join Spurs, I'm not a Spurs fan, I support QPR but preliminary papers have been filed with the LSE detailing the fees payable on both deals. Bale's is 10.21 million and Nani's is 23.44m Euros, which is converted into pounds at the LSE base rate (currently 1.39E/ £).
Benitez knows he must have a 20 goal a season striker. He'll go for a proven Premiership forward in the form of D. Bent or Defoe. A right-side midfielder will be on the cards too as Pennant is lightweight. Quaresma a possibilty but may go for more strength and may be slightly cheaper option in Sneijder. Can't see anymore signings than these other than a few new kids for the youth team.