Football Rumours Archive March 25 2008
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Liverpool will attempt to sign Kaka but he will go to Madrid, as Mourinho will join AC Milan.
Liverpool will probably keep Rafa for one more season as DIC or the Yanks will give him one more chance to proove himself. He will try to sign Eto'o but he will stay at FC Barcelona as they will of load Ronaldinho and possibly Henry. The scousers will then look to Valencia's Villa to boost the front line (which I think is bad idea as he is not good enough and fast enough for the Premier League). They will also try to sign Silva but this will proove to be far too expensive and he will have to look elsewhere, probably Nasri. Rafa will of load a load of players to help fund his spending. At the begining of the season Liverpool fans will be shaking their heads as again they will have to settle for second best signings as the board (especially Rick Parry) will bottle the signings. Liverpool will start the season well and they will falter as Rafa will continue to rotate all those new players. The season will be over by November and all fans will be saying maybe next season will be our year
Rafa will sign Kaka this year as he is the Ronaldo player he is looking for.
He will then sign Rafinha and Hunteelar as Kuyt is rubbish, providing Real Madrid do not show any interest in signing Hunteelar. If they do then Kuyt will be kept. He will sell Crouch Voronin Kewell. in fact Liverpool will pay someone to buy Kewell.
The only signing I want Liverpool to make is DIC to buy and Rafa to say Good bye.
Coventry City Rumours
Chris Coleman has confirmed that the following players will be released on a free transfer at the end of the season – Arjan De Zeeuw, Michael Hughes, Colin Hawkins, Stuart Giddings, Ellery Cairo, Wayne Andrews, Lee Hildreth and Liam Davis.
He will also listen to offers for Julian Gray, Leon McKenzie, Gary Borrowdale, Chris Birchall and Dimi Konstantopoulos. Kevin Kyle will join Wolves.
However, Marcus Hall, Stephen Hughes, Danny Ireland, Andy Marshall and David McNamee will all be offered new deals with the club.
With the eight players leaving, CC will look to sign the following players – Kasper Scmeichel (Manchester City), Nacer Barazite (Arsenal), Andy Bishop (Bury), Gary McSheffrey (Birmingham), Freddy Eastwood (Wolves), Richard Duffy (Portsmouth) and a creative midfielder and a centre back who he is yet to identify.
Latest Rumours from Melwood
In losing against arch–rival Man UTD, Rafa has decided to change several faces in the current squad in bringing more quality players to boost his team and launch a major title threat next year.
1. Charles Intanje
2. John Arne Riise
3. Steve Finnan
4. Sammi Hyypia
5. Yossi Benayoun
6. Harry Kewell
7. Jermaine Pennant
8. Andriy Voronin
9. Dirk Kuyt
Arriving at Anfield:
1. Rafinha or Daniel Alves
2. Ezequiel Garay
3. Philip Lahm
4. Ricardo Quaresma
5. David Silva or Aiden Mcgeady
6. Aaron Lennon
7. David Silva
8. Micheal Owen
9. Kenwyne Jones
Players from the reserves and some on loan will return and enter the first team are as follows:
Nicolay Mihaylov, Emiliano Insua, Mikel San Jose Dominguez, Kriztian Nemeth, Craig Linfield, Ray Putterill and Jay Spearing.
Arsenal 2 sign bafetimbi gomis, Samuel eto'o and a right back
Love Reading this site. Have never replied to any gossip, but feel that I need to on the following point.
To the Tottenham fan that said that his club had been working on a deal, for at least a year, regarding David Villa.
I'm sorry, but you are catergorically wrong. How do I know? Connections to the agents family via finance.
Villa has expressed an interest in coming to England, but his pursuance is in line with his international colleagues already over here, who play in red and white.
The English club that wants him have been in talks for seven months. The deal, in principle, is agreed though at one stage it nearly included a cash + player swop. Not any more.
A colleague of Villa may also be going to the same English club – but that transfer is still in it's early stages.
There will be major changes at the san siro in the Summer:
going out will be – replacements
kalac (retire) ochoa (America)
maldini (retire) Sergio Ramos (Madrid)
cafu (retire) Daniele Alves (seville)
oddo (Juve) veloso (sporting)
gourcoff (Premier League) moutinho (sporting)
Seedorf (Ajax) ben arfa (lyon)
Ronaldo (retire/Brazil) benzema (lyon)
inzaghi (retire) pato (already there)
Gilardinho (Fiorentina) Shevchenko (Chelsea)
dida (midlesborough) frey (fiorientina)
jankulovski (Udinese) Adriano (seville)
other signings will include
Out: gatusso, Pirlo
David Bentley (6 million + Pennant)
Ricardo Quaresma (16 million)
Gabriel Heinze (5 million)
Scott Carson (loan return)
Oscar Trejo (7 million)
Santiago Canziares (1 million)
Leaving will be:
Yossi Benayoun (6 million) Newcastle
Charles Itjande (4 million)
Danny Guthrie (3 million) Bolton
Andrey Voronin (free)
Dirk Kuyt (7 million) Newcastle
John Arne Riise (6 million) Newcastle
Jermaine Pennant (swap)
Scott Carson (7 million) Tottenham
Kewell will surprisingly get a new contract. Rafa feels he is too good a player to let go of on a free. Nemeth and Pacheco will fight for thefourth forward slot.
Some rumours on hear get real news from the lane David Villa will only sign for a top 4 side Tottenham Uefa egg cup side Man United to sign 2 big names in Summer just waiting for info but from France Mufc10
"McGeady" – £12 million – out
"Iniesta" – £2.5 million – in
What planet are you on? The greeting faced one flatters to deceive at times and could not lace Iniesta's boots – get real. You would be doing well to get £1.2 million.
Right about McCarty though – heard is is going to Cellic Park.
No rumours from Ibrox, apart from moves to make Davis permanent and maybe a 1yr deal for Dailly. Looking at top class replacement for Cousin as well.
After the win at Fulham, it seems near certain Newcastle will stay up. Thus, Keegan has reportedly been shortlisting his targets:
Though it is a massive shock and a lot of people will not believe it, it is rated as 'highly likely' that Bentley and Deco will be joining Newcastle. Also on the target list is Liverpool target Rafinha and Robbie Keane (as a replacement for the departing Obafemi Martins)
Smith, Butt (Pompey), Cacapa, N'Zogbia (KK wants to keep him but it seems he wishes to leave for Tottenham) Given (Barcelona) Rozenhal (Permanent to Lazio) Enrique (out on loan) will all be vacacting. KK will bolster his squad with the above mentioned as well as Wes Brown, John Arne Riise, Paul Robinson OR Jussi Jaskalianan, Jermaine Pennant and David Albelda and there will most likely be moves for youngsters to strengthen the academy.
A name being floated around a lot recently – purely a rumour – is that Newcastle are preparing a monstrous £30 million offer for Berbatov to go alongside Owen, though this is mightily unlikely
I have recently heard several rumours from inside Murray Park that David Murray is trying to tie–up Steven Davis even if the Cousin deal falls through. Murray has promised Walter money in the Summer, however, this will not be spent on bringing Gattuso back. His wage demands are huge and he has also recently stated that he will end his career with AC. The rumours about Kenny Miller returning is nonsense and I can confirm this will never happen. Although expect bids for Taylor (Bolton) and McFadden (Birmingham) if these clubs are relagated.
Man City signings in/out next season
SWP £9 million
owen £9 million
Chelinni £5 million
Adriano £15 million
News from the lane, besides the bullett proof five, other names that have been added to that list inc bale, gunter, taarabt, Danny rose, dorian dervite, tomas pekhart, Leigh Mills and poss huddlestone, had to give up the bank holiday to list possible players with possible premier clubs for the Summer merry go round. LINKED only,
NUfc, Damian ismodes from crystal in peru l/w–r/w,. cristian nazarith from America in colombia for, also expect an offer in for lucio
Afc, mesut ozil from shalke, mid. guilherme from cruzeiro, att mid, angel di maria Benfica l/m and banega from boca mid
thfc, Diego from riverplate mid. ivan rakatic shalke mid, Aaron (niguez) Valencia for, afellay PSV mid and copil Hearts (Romanian) mid
cfc, ransford osei from ghana for, Aaron (niguez) Valencia for, Tony kroos from Bayern mid, lulinha Brazil mid and Henri saivet bordoux for.
Mufc, Aaron (niguez) Valencia for, alexis Sanchez riverplate winger, Henri saivet bordoux for, Renato Augusto flamengo mid and marouane fellaini stand lieg mid
Lfc, Henri saivet bordoux for, lorenzo de silvestri Lazio wng/bck, angel di maria Benfica l/m, copil Hearts mid and ransford osei ghana for.
Efc, Adams ashanti ghana for, aissati PSV mid, ivan rakitic shalke mid and sakho def
If Wolves in the Premier League next season they will buy.
Robbie Keane from Tottenham
Simon Davies from Fulham
With the league lost to United, Wenger now realises he has not the squad to compete at the top level over the course of the season. during the Summer watch him break his only rule of not buying big players. a total over hall of the sqaud will be completed.
Ins: Goalkeeper: Boruc/Ustari/Hildebrand.
Outside Right: Gourcuff/Ben–Arfa/Dimitriov
Outsuide left: Menez/Robinho/Quaresma
Midfielders: De–Rossi/Van Der Vaart (can play anywhere acroos the middle)/Modric
Centre Frwd: Eto/benzema/Huntelaar/Pandev
he will but 1 keeper, 2 centre halfs, 1 outside right and left, one midfielder, and one forward.
most likely Boruc/Mexes and Richards/ben–arfa and menez, Van Der Vaart, and pandev. although I would rather see benzema.
Gunners for life.
Luton manager Mick Harford wants Aldershot's John Grant to fire the Hatters back to League One next season. Also on his list are ex Luton loanees Marc Wilson and Jaroslaw Fojut, Ipswich midfielder Liam Trotter, Leeds Tomi Ameobi and Barnet's Jason Puncheon.
Liverpool FC Transfer Rumours
Van Der Vaart £14 mill
David Silva £16 mill
David Villa £18 mill
Quaresma Swap (Benayoan) + £10 mill
David Bentley Swap (Riise) + £2 mill
Wheater £5 mill
Total– 55 million. Did you mean 65 perhaps?
With maths this good, your information must be genuine. There is no way on earth that Benitez is going to spend 55 million let alone 65 million squid. I am a Red but the time for dreaming is when your eyes are closed which may explain the poor maths. The only rumour that I keep hearing is that Benitez wants another quality wide player with Bentley being the name in the frame. Beyond that, we all know another quality forward is needed as we are a little over reliant on Torres and Steven Gerrard. Who the player is, God only knows and he plays for Cardiff. Villa is going to go to Italy, probably Milan. Beyond that, sorry.
I support Lfc and for once be realistic. Rafa will enquire about Bentley and Villa. Berbatov is out of their range. £40 million?
insua (make loan permanent)
Owen (u better believe it.)
Out: Aurelio (not good enough)
Carson (first team football)
Pennant (first team football)
Kewell (not good enough)
Crouch (first team football)
and 4 all you Kuyt haters. he gives his all 4 the club he loves and he is not all work. look at his record in Holland. he has it in him to score goals. besides I do not care what all of you other Lfc supporters think who do not like him. I support every Lfc player despite their lack of ability and Kuyt has plenty of it. anyone who wears the shirt with passion should be a fan favourite.
READING Chairman John Madejski is in discussions with Virgin owner Richard Branson over the sale of Reading Football Club.
I do not know anything about figures but talks are at an advanced stage.
Madejski wants to remain at Reading in a President capacity and that apparently suits Branson who is keen to buy a Premier League football club and Reading fit the bill.
Plans have been green flagged to expand capacity to 38,000 with further plans set to be submiited regarding a casino and new leisure centre to be built on the Green Park land.
ARSENAL: The rumours emanating from the Grove are that Wenger is seriously considering a number of options, some surprising considering his reluctance to spend money in previous transfer windows. Apparently he plans on signing Curtis Davies. O' Neill has agreed a deal to bring the player to Villa permanently but this can change if a concrete bid comes in. Johan Djorou will be heading the other way.
Wenger is rumoured to be extremely interested in Ashley Young, but O' Neill has absolutely no intention of letting him go, and Wenger will not offer more than £16 million.
Apparently Thierry Henry is attempting to engineer a loan deal to take him back to Arsenal, in similar circumstances to Hernan Crespo. Wenger in fact will be the one to say no, as he feels the team can no longer accommodate him.
CHELSEA: What I hear from the bridge is that Lampard is definitely staying. The big signing of the Summer will actually be Ronaldinho. Didier Drogba does want to experience another club, but there is every chance he will stay if offered yet another improved contract. Andriy Shevchenko will return to Milan on loan.
MANCHESTER UNITED: Not much activity from United. Phillip Lahm is the major signing of the Summer but I expect most people knew that was on the cards anyway. The other signings will be Fabio Grosso from Lyon, and Dean Ashton from the Hammers.
LIVERPOOL: Rumours that Rafa Benitez is in pole position to sign David Bentley are wide of the mark. Bentley is apparently completely against being rotated and is not keen about a move to Liverpool because of this. He is still likely to leave but is not willing to play second fiddle. Funnily enough the only club in the top four where he could have his run is his former club, Arsenal.
Gabriel Heinze is a near certainty to come to Liverpool. He will be joined by Ricardo Quaresma for a sum of £20 million. David Villa is a target but it appears that he would like to work with Ramos at Tottenham.
Liverpool's only other signing will be Jussi Jaskaleinnen on a free transfer as backup to Jose Reina, following Carson's transfer to Aston Villa (Rafa does not rate him as highly as O' Neill does. )
leicester city breaking news
I have strong ties with The Foxes and I can confirm that IAN HOLLOWAY will be sacked early tomorrow and IAIN DOWIE will be his replacement. Nonsence about Avram Grant
Teddy Sheringham is retiring at Colchester but could move to non–league essex side Wivenhoe Town as Manager.
m. Brown (hope he stays though)
Mcfadden (if Birmingham go down)
shaun Wright–Phillips (loan)
Henri camara (surprised)
Big transfer news from Anfield what the insiders are talking about including Hansen and Lawrenson are the 2 b's
Berbatov and Bentley are the 2 on top of Rafa's list for the Summer and Hicks will support him all the way to buy them as already discussed.
Following on from the meeting in Glasgow last Saturday with Charlie Mann, Gary Mackay and Lord Foulkes I can reveal Hearts have officially approached MK Dons for permission to speak to Paul Ince.
Out of contract Coventry City defender, Arjan de Zeeuw will join Paul Jewell's Derby County in the Championship next season on a one year deal.
Kevin Keegan determined to build "His team"
K–J Huntelaar, Paul Robinson, Steve Sidwell, Michael Dawson, Wayne Bridge, Peter Crouch and Gareth Barry
Out will go:
Emre, Oba Martins, Celestine Babayaro, Steven Carr, Steve Harper and Alan Smith
After that awful defeat to Man United, Rafa Benitez has realised that his squad is in desparate need of revamping. Expect massive changes to the team ready for next season.
Possible LFC IN's
Only a few will be signed
Roque Santa Cruz (Release Clause of £6 million)
Scott Carson will return and will figt with Jose Reina for #1 jersey.
Possible LFC OUT's
John Arne Riise
Martin Skrtel (LOAN)
Richard £20 million
Bullard £3 million
Noble 7 mil
100 percent TRUE
My info is proven 100 percent, I am the man. Colin Calderwood will be replaced by Ian Dowie by the weekend. I have inside informant who is telling me that Doughty will not allow failure again.
Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson has held talks with Vladimir Romanov.
Hibernian are looking in to signing Bogdan Stancu a Romanian forward from Unirea Urziceni for 1.5 Mill