Football Rumours Archive August 26 2006
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Manchester United dispatched scouts to Standard-Liege's tie with RC Genk to watch 18-year old playmaker Steven Defour. The young Belgian international was reportedly approached by Chelsea last year, but snubbed their advances and joined Standard Liege instead. Now it seems that Manchester United are keeping tabs on a player who they might recruit to replace Paul Scholes when he is ready to retire. Defour has also been watched by several other clubs including Ajax, Aston Villa, Arsenal, and PSV.
I'am a steward at Eveton Football Club, I'm good friends with chairman Bill Kenright an I can tell all Evertonians in truth that we will not be signing any more players this month. However, David Moyes has shown his interest in david nugent and Bill Kenwright is prepared to make a £5 million offer for the blue born striker when the window re-opens, Thomas Gravesen had been in negotiations with Everton since Christmas 2005 but David Moyes opted not to take him back as the deal was a loan deal but Madrid wanted cash. As for the Malbranque rumor, thats also made up. Blackburn, Fulham and Rangers where all chasing McFadden, the highest bid was £3 Million, Manchester Utd did make a bid for Tim Cahill but the £7million offer didnt match our asking price. I hope this clears things out a lot, Thank You.
Charlton have made bids for Murphy and Malbranque in the hope of landing one of them. They have also placed a bid for McLeod, Bale , Kilgallon and Ljuboja. While Valencia (charlton have 1st option on there players) have offered Fiore, Kluivert and Ayala (all of whom are avalible either on loan or for a nominal fee.)
Man Utd - are set to make 3 more signings, Hargreaves (once he puts in a written transfer request), Tevez and Simao. Torres is a target for next summer and if SAF needs a striker he has a deal in place with Juve to take Trezguet on loan for a season with rossi going on loan the other way.
The Glazers bought Man United as an investment. Joel Glazer, the football man in the family, knows that Man U is on borrowed time under Fergie. He may win something this year, but probably not. The people that say he had 30 million to spend, and then 10 for Ruud for 40 are dreaming- Champions League group stage is paying for the new seats at OT, Ruud is paying down the debt. Man U is the team most in debt, but that's not a bad thing because they have the means to make money. Paying 12 m for Carrick, and possibly more, pretty much showed the Glazers that Fergie doesn't have a clue. 29m for rio? Rooney may turn out to be a bargain at 28m, provided he stays out of jail. What did he pay for Saha? Fergie is tending his horses by December.
Liverpool to sign 3 more players, in what will prove to be the final piece of the Rafa jigsaw, this is the final bend before the home straight lads, nivarna here we come.
3 defenders - Neill (£5-6.5 mil), Alves £6.5 - 8.5mil) and Woodgate (loan with perm deal of £6.5 mil); for combined fees of £20 million
1 midfielder - Reo Coker for a fee of £3-5 million (Ashton was always a smoke screen)
There are 3 players set to leave (some other news)
Sinama - Possibly to Everton or Blackburn for £1.5 million and Dudek is available for £2.5 million possibly to Rangers or Hearts or various 'sniffers' on the continent.
Finan back to Fulham for £2 million, with Villa watching.
Warnock being tracked by Wigan, Reading and Charlton. .but the lad has a future at the club
January could see the end of Hyypia if Woodgates leg doesn't fall off. .Will leave the UK though as his love for Liverpool is so great he couldnt play for anyone else.
A big season this one, I am telling you know failure is not an option, ignore the matches to date we were just nervous about loosing the qualifier, the season starts here and now!
Remember the name there is a new red info share in town, all of this is true. .
Tottenham are to offer £11 million for Julio Baptista of Real Madrid. Martin Jol will also offer £7 million for Middlesbrough and England winger, Stewart Downing. Should the Baptista bid fail, Jol will turn to Louis Boa Morte.
lerner in charge now and will give o'neil money 2 spend- expect 2 see petrov-7m,huth-loan,kewell-3m and a shock return for thomas hitzlberger-6m
Alex Ferguson will complete the signing of hargreaves, but don't expect it to become news until the end of the window, he will be unveiled alongside Carlos Tevez with Ferguson opting for a 2 3 1 formation with Hargreaves and Carrick in the centre, Rooney and Ronaldo on the wings with Rooney given a free role similar to Ronaldinho's, Tevez playing just behind Saha. The fee's will be 17 million for Hargreaves and Tevez at a cut price 17.5m. Looks like it could be good times for Fergie, a line up that looks like it will play beautiful football, an addition we need at the moment in the premiership. Chelsea will sign Torres in order to prevent him joining any other premiership side next summer, the fee will be overpriced at 30+ million.
LIverpool will not sign Lucas Neil, Woodgatre will join Liverpool on a season long loan with a view for a permanent deal for around 7mill.
Expect Alves to sign for Liverpool and thats about it! Should be a last day deal worth around 10 million. Defoe is the only transfer target for January and Lucas Neil is a joke of a rumor. Thats all on on the LFC front.Kop
arsenal and chelsea are to agree a swap deal. The exchange will be ashley cole for shaun-wright-phillips aswell as chelsea paying arsenal an extra 5 million.
manchester united news
no one no's where tevez is. i do i just seen him leaving old trafford in a silver audi with anouther bloke who i believe is his agent.
you heard it here first
Ex Hibernian player Garry O'Connor plans to leave Moscow and return home to Scotland. I have a contact who is a close family friend of his and has told me Garry is disappointed with life in Moscow, struggling with the language.He admits that Moscow is too cold for him and feels a return to "Sunny Leith" would suit him, although city rivals Hearts have other ideas, preparing to make way for his transfer to them in replacement for Champions League winner Edgaras Jankauskas who will leave at the end of the season because he is getting on a bit. I have this information on good authority and my source is very reliable. He previously told me well in advance about Garry's move to Locomotiv and also that he battered Ian Murray in training one time cos he was a pure fud!
Everton are going to sign Real Madrid defender Jon Woodgate on loan for the season.
Joesph Yobo will leave Goodison Park for Middlesboro' and a fee of £4m. Yobo's replacement will be Hearts' captain Steven 'Elvis' Pressley, who will cost £3m.
Preston's David Nugent will sign for Everton in the January window for £4.5m, with Anichebe going the other way on loan for 6 months
Arsenal FC news.
reyes 2 athletico madrid. torres 2 arsenal in reyes plus cash deal as arsenal have first choice on ANY athletico m player.
Before the transfer window closes Jim Magilton will make the following signings. Firstly, Sylvain Legwinswki will join on a free after a sucessul trial. Tommy miller will return for around £300,000. A defender is also in Jim's plans but it will not be John McGreal but someone from the championship. The last signing will be Stephen Ward from Irish club Bohmemians he will be replacing Sam Parkin who will leave for Luton for £300,000. Town hope Ward will have the same impact that Doyle has had at Reading.
I posted on here yesterday that liverpool had received offers for neil mellor from sunderland, coventry and luton town. It now looks like he will go to coventry. This is because liverpool owe coventry 250 thousand after chris kirkland made his england debut. Coventry will wave this if liverpool reject the offers from their championship rivals.
i can asure all u gooners out there that the following deals will happen b4 thursday's deadline. reyes will be involved in a cash plus torres deal . torres though won't join till next summer and will be given the number 9 shirt.kaladze will sign from milan and gallas will be part of a cash plus cole deal. eric abidal will also be signed from lyon in a deal which will see Jeremie Aliadiere going the other way. ME
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Rafa has bided for Egyptian and Bremen Star Mohamed Zidan for 8m Pounds expect the new Pharaoh in the LFC suit by Monday.
In addition Liverpool is currently in negotiations with Lyon discussing the transfer of Pongollo for 2 m Pounds.
It also seems that Rafa is back for Simao after his transfer to Valencia has fallen through for an initial 9 m Pounds and extra 2m depending on appearances.
LEAGUE IS ALL YOUR REDS COME ON
Manchester United are close to sealing the £16.9 million pound transfer of controversial Argentinean forward, Carlos Tevez.
The player, who has gone on strike from current club, Corinthians, will reportedly sign a five year contract with the Old Trafford outfit, by the close of the European transfer window. His agent, Adrián Ruocco, who has been in England trying to negotiate the transfer of Tevez to Manchester United, confirmed to the Placar agency, that his client was “very close to moving to a club in England”. Although he did not disclose the name of the club, sources in South America claim that Manchester United will be the eventual destination of Carlos Tevez.
This would represent a major coup for United as they had faced stiffed competition for Tevez’s signature from the likes of Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Internazionale. Chelsea were also very interested in Tevez and were even believed to have made a last minute bid for the player, in a complicated deal, which would have seen Tevez join French club, Rennes, on loan. However, the player rejected the move, sighting a preference join Argentinean compatriot, Gabriel Heinze, at Manchester United, rather than go on loan to France, for a season.
Martin jol is determined to sign downing now and the latest offer is said to be around 9.5 million he has also renewed his interest in julio baptista however real want around 12million for 'the beast' but martin jol is only prepared to go to 10 million, and spurs are also lining up a surprise move for australias vince grella
No more fantasy. Torres for Reyes plus cash is not appealing to A.Madrid. Torres will remain a A.Madrid player this season. Ribery and Gallas remain only significant targets for Arsenal however neither will happen during this transfer window. Don't want to speculate on numbers but January will see a cut-price swap deal for Cole. Dein resigned to losing battle but feels a delay will take the embarressment out of the transaction. Ribery deal has been agreed, but won't go through until January. My source is connected with Watford, who's players train within a mile of Arsenal and socialise with the squad and staff. Jacko
Reading are in advanced talks with Porto's veteran defender Luis Oliveira Goncalves. The 31 year old is said to be awaiting a medical, with the only possible stumbling block to a year-long deal being an old knee injury that flared-up over the summer.
Liverpool are interested in signing greek striker Lazaros Christodoulopoulos(phew). The striker had a trial at liverpool without the permission of his club,PAOK. They have since suspended the player so a deal is looking incresingly likely. He has a clause in his contract that says he can leave for £130,000, but he is one for the future so there will be no big hype about his signing.
>momo32< posted the above rumour about Lazaros going to liverpool.
Brazilian striker/midfielder Julio baptista Will go to arsenal, and a reyes torres swap might happen in the near future.
whoever said mascherano to arsenal was WRONG!!
Liverpool are going to offer 9.5 million for Daniel Alves. Rick Parry is in monaco having talks after Sevilla's Super cup game with Barcelona. (MC)
Strong rumours link newcastle with a raid of spain.Includes a swoop for real's jonothan woodgate and thomas graveson. Deal is worth around £11. Expect the deal to be completed over the next few days. You heard it officially here!
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Newcastle will make a shock press conference on Tuesday. They will sign three Real Madrid players for 23million. Woodgate, Graveson and a shock swoop for Ronaldo. They will also sign Robert Huth for 5.5 million. This has come from a source inside St.James' Park.
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MANCHESTER UNITED ARE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH CORINTHIANS FOR THE TRANSFER OF CARLOS TEVEZ. TEVEZ HAS ALREADY INDICATED THAT HE HAS PLAYED HIS LAST GAME FOR CORINTHIANS AND THAT HE WOULD FAVOUR A MOVE TO EUROPE. HIS AGENT HAS BEEN QUOTED AS SAYING "TEVEZ IS VERY CLOSE TO MOVING TO AN ENGLISH CLUB". THIS MEANS EITHER MAN UTD OR CHELSEA BUT ITS 99% CERTAIN THAT MAN UTD WILL WIN THE RACE FOR HIS SIGNATURE AS TEVEZ HAS PUBLICLY STATED THAT HE IS A MAN UTD FAN AND BESIDES, CHELSEA ALREADY HAVE DROGBA, SHEVCHENKO AND KALOU.
EXPECT THIS TO BE CONFIRMED EARLY NEXT WEEK !
P.S. HARGREAVES TRANSFER LOOKING INCREASINGLY UNLIKELY AS BAYERN MUNICH ARE SHORT OF MIDFIELDERS. HOWEVER STILL AN OUTSIDE CHANCE OF HIM SIGNING FOR MAN UTD.
middlesbrough f.c news . . .
middlesbrough are going to make the signing of jonathon woodgate from real madrid on loan becuase we cudnt afford to buy him . or if not him defentily matthew upson we dont want distin anymore hes overated and isnt worth the monwey we will also buy a defender from fiorentina . . right midfeild either zoltan gera jobi mcanuf or wayne routledge
this evening i herd that AW was in france talking to lyon about a possible move for france left back Eric Abidal, this is because Ashley Cole will be going to chelsea in a swap deal for William Gallas. This will bolster our defence and this is exactly what arsenal new an stronger defence. As for Reyes he will be staying an arsenal player and will not be leaving for Baptista or Robinho. Frank Ribery will be coming to Arsenal in Jan if not then next summer and expect arsenal to sign a top goal keeper in jan before Lehmann leaves arsenal next summer.
this is all 100% true and my sources are very reliable.
Big Denis ( true gunner for life)
AW maybe making another go at julio baptista Torres looks promising in arsenals future. .
Cant see hargreaves joining man u. .could be lethal with him
WIGAN STRIKER DAVID CONNOLLY IS ON HIS WAY TO HIBS ON LOAN FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON
Daniel Alves could still be set for a Liverpool move on Tuesday. Benitez is planning to land either Alves or Lucas Neill in a last minute attempt to secure a replacement for Kromkamp, who is planned to be sold to Holland.