Football Rumours Archive February 26 2007
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Hey there, just a update from Italy. I'm an English freelance scout and am currently working for a number of Premiership Clubs and a couple of ambitious CHampionship ones. Anyway I've been watching Goran Pandev of Lazio for Newcastle and Villa. Arsenel, as with most major clubs in Europe are following David Suazo of Calgari very closely, with package being put together. Other than that there's the usual rumours going about my fellow professionals- Trez to Man Utd/ Arse Toni to Chelsea or Milan, Ronaldinho to Milan for silly money, Tevez to Juventus, Felipe (Udinese centre back) to Milan/ Juve/ Inter. One to look out for though is Gilardino. He's definitely on the move soon. Anyway, I'll let you know when there's more concrete rumours,
LETS GET SOMETHINGS CORRECT:
David Villa will NOT be joining Aston Villa, nor any other Premiership team. He will join Barcelona this summer for around 35 million. Barce don't need to sell to buy because they made so much from CL money and tv revenue, although this will be their only big money signing.
Samuel Eto'o is not joining Arsenal and certainly not for 20 million pounds! There is a small problem but he will not be leaving Barcelona but the manager might go to A. C. Milan and Ronaldinho might follow because they are willing to bid 35 million + for him.
Frank Lampard might leave but only for Barcelona and can be got for 8 million pounds because of a fifa loop-hole but! The main boys at Chelsea are pestering him to sign a one-year extension to his current deal because the 8 million pounds is only activated when the player has one-year or less, so an extension would de-activate the clause so he could command a transfer of around 12 million if he leaves.
Kaka is not leaving Milan, so can all the talk stop. What more could the man do to prove this than sign a new 5-year extension earlier in the summer. He wants to be the next captain and will be so. Also his wife has a very good job with Dior in Milan and her family are heavly involved with the company and he loves life in Milan. He speaks the Lingo also.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not leaving either. He will not be leaving because he is settled in Manchester now and knows that he is at the best place to improve. He does not wnat a move to Real Madrid-this is due to the uncertaren'ty of the club and also because of advice from Carlos Queiroz, and Barcelona will not be an option as they are spending their money on David Villa and maybe Lampard.
Henry was not offered more money from Umbro as someone said but by Reebok and it was because he said the Nike boots were making his ankles in, "constant pain". It wasn't a money thing it was a comfort thing.
Nani from Sporting Lisbon is a target for Manchester United and Barcelona (should Ronaldinho leave) but Man Utd have first option although this is simply if they match the bid of Barcelona then Sporting must accecpt United's bid.
Xavi is an option for Manchester United but the second one as United want Hargreaves and will try for the last time in the summer. They are willing to pay 20 million. (10 million down and the rest over a period of time which they both agree on) May or may not be accecpted due to if Bayern find a replacement (Emre, Diego).
Manchester United will finally fill the Number 10 position with the 22 million summer transfer of Atletico Madrid Striker and Captain Fernando Torres.
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Rumour has it Peter grant is looking at players in the lower divisions like Easter, varney and maynard to bolster his atacking options when earnshaw leaves most likely to Sheffield United for 3. 5-5mill other possible deals for the summer could maybe involve Andy cole in a swap deal for earnshaw pluss cash (2million) please post your Norwich rumours
Everton will sign kim kallstrom of Lyon if the worst happens and mikel arteta is tempted by a retrn to Spain with even valencia interested other clubs as we know a Madrid sevila and real Zaragoza
I have heard that following the Carling Cup final Arsene Wenger is looking to give his young players some first team experience. Expect a number to go out on loan to Championship clubs. First out will be Alliadierre who is due to sign for Norwich. Other potential loanees are Traore (West Brom) and surprisingly Denilson (Luton) .
Glenn Johnson will not join Chelsea for next season my sources tell me that jose doesn't think he could hold a first team spot and that he's just below the standard jose looks for my sources tell me that glenn will be sold to Portsmouth for estimated 6 million, and will go full steam ahead and complete the signing of micah Richards. with both Richards and diarra both able to play rb ALSO KAKA VILLA ANDRADE WILL COMPLETE THE SWOOP GEREMI FERREIRA WILL BOTH BE SOLD AS CHELSEA FRESHEN THINGS UP . ALSO HEARING THAT FANS FAVOURITE TIAGO COULD MAKE A SUPRISE RETURN TO THE CLUB.
I can see aston Villa not renewing enyones contract whos runs out at the end of the season (Berger, Delenley, Samuel, Hendrie) with players leaving (E. DjDj, Angel, Hughes, Ridgewell (loan), laursen (if he don't get back to full fitness) and most fringle players. Then we will be replacing them with youth and star quality players (Bellamy, Villa (poss), Sidwell, C. Davies, Bardsley, S. W. P (loan or perment) Reo-Coker) And a few others
Good times ahead for the might villa, Let the LION rawww again!
Derby to complete loan signing of Alan smith, in their bid for promotion.
Manchester United set to make a surprise bid for Matty Fryatt in the summer.
I am the same guy who posted the long Chelsea rumours yesterday. My name is zohaib n expect most of them to be true. anyways Liverpool rumours:
Gks=dudek leaving, reina going nowhere. carson to comeback n challenge for the first team. carson not going to Arsenal. he is a very good gk and Liverpool will need a gk next season to replace dudek, so why would they sell him. and to a rival. na.
fullbacks=alves, iraola or some1 better to come with Finnan leaving may be to villa. Lfc will go in for Richards as well but won't get him. only chance for a leftback can arise only when Riise leaves.
CD=a solid cd to arrive like juanito or young englishmen like Davies. king may arrive as he is injured all the time and Spurs may want to cash on him.
def mfs=Mascherano deal to get permanent, no new faces.
Alonso going nowhere, bue still an A midf can arrive who can play at the wings. Ribery?
gonzalez can go on loan+zenden to go for sure.
ST=Fowler n Bellamy to go. Bellamy will go unless he gets a magnificent ending to the season. Rafa got the first taste of the welshman.
crouch ain't leaving. some striker from Holland to join. may be kone, farfan or huntelaar
some mid table clubs with the self claimed "going in the right direction" will pick up these Liverpool rejects. villa n boro top of the list.
Sidwell can join Lfc as well.
when cappello get sacked or if rijkaard leaves, expect both Spanish clubs to go after Rafa.
To the person who said moutihno will join Chelski WRONG he is an attacking midfielder an will be a replacement for Scholes since Man Utd affilate club is sporting lisbon in which they have first option on all their players. Only players coming in will be Hargreaves possibly moutihno, nani and Plymouth whizzkid Dan Gosling
This is the Truth ANY1 wana challenge
Valencia forward David Villa will snub a move to Chelsea in favour of Liverpool so he can link up with friends Luis Garcia and Xabi Alonso.
I work in the hospitality bar at Bournemouth FC when I saw Rowen Atkinson AKA Mr Bean talking to the chairman of Bournemouth FC talking about the possibility of a takeover of the club by the start of next season. He is known to be a long life fan since he was a kid and this is 95% likely to happen.
Everton will have a clear out this summer starting back to front Richard wright will not have his contract reniewed and will move on to St Mary's with former boss george burley Everton are have not made a decision yet on Alan stubbs it is likly he will get one year extension in the summer with valente and Naysmith on long deals injury hit sandro pistone will return to Italy with udensie and livorno interested in midfield only Andy van der meyde will be cut out of David Moyes plans the likes of Juventus PSV Ajax and porto are all interested (do not know why?) fowrds leaving James Mcfadden will return to the spl with Rangers his most likly destination Celtic are also interested also James Beattie (FAT) will join a premiership clubs with the likes of Newcastle (barcodes) Blackburn Bolton and Middlesbrough all would pay 3. 5m for him.
LFC - TRANSFER FACTS.
Now Rafa has been handed the license to spend he doesn't intend to waste it on big name prima donnas and therefore will continue to invest in young talents but at the higher end of the price scale. Gareth Bale is already a done deal for a summer move for £8. 3m (rising to £12. 7m) with Gabriel Paletta and EMilano Insua moving in the opposite direction on a season long loan. Aaron Lennon will also be signed in a £18m deal that will involve Cisse making up the deal + 8m Another Englishman that will also be heading to Anfield is Jonathan Woodgate for £7m. Rafa backed out of bidding for Upson after striking a deal with Real Madrid on deadline day for a summer move. But does depend on his fitness between now and then. On the striker front David Villa IS Rafas number one target. He has been given go-ahead for the funding, and is just waiting on Villas desicion whether to leave Valencia. The only other player worth mentioning is a young highly rated left winger from Sevilla, I can't remember the name but he will be a red come August. All this information has come straight out of Liverpool Football Club as my partner is a Secretary there. Just wait and see. Jesus
Sidwell will sign a new 3 year deal worth £30,000 a week at Reading. Reading will sign Giles Barnes, Hayden Mullins, Robert Green, Jerome Thomas for a combined fee of £9. 5m. Leaving will be aaron Brown £300k, Gunnarsson £700k, John Halls £200k, Graham Stack £600k, Peter Mate-Loan Return and Shane Long will go out on loan to a championship/ league 1 club. Reading will also sign Andre Bikey and make the signings of Kamara and Jason Koumas. This will make Readings squad big enough to compete in Europe. Also a big money businessman will takeover the club at the end of next season for around £30m and will give Coppell £20m to spend that summer.
Liverpool FC Rumours - Liverpool will break the bank in the summer to sign the sought after David Villa expcect 30 mil And Luis Garcia to change hands also Rafa got his eyes firmly set on Frank Ribery of Marseille a deal has already been thrashed out involving Djibril Cisse and 12 mil only expect this deal to happen if Marseille qualify for europe. (The Snake)
Villa line up 07-08
Robert green (1. 5 mil) / sorenson/ taylor
micah Richards (8 mil) / Phil bardsley (2 mil)
slyvian distan (500k) / mellberg/ laursen/ ridgewell/ Cahill
leighton baines (4 mil if Wigan are relegated) / boama
petrov/ mccann/ barry/ Davis/ young/ nrc (3 mil) / benayoun (2 mil) / Sidwell (free)
David villa (19. 5 mil) / crouch (loan) / Bellamy (8 mil) / carew/ agbonglahor
delany (150k Cardiff)
berger (500k la galaxy)
hendrie (loan Stoke agen)
moore (loan Preston if dey cum up)
angel (released prob return to river plate)
Just a few little things I have heard over the weekend from people who know what they are talking about Martin Jol has decided to keep Keane and will cash in on Defoe expecting around £10 mil cos he is English twice what he would get for keane. expect this seasons merry go round to be one of biggest as forieng players now see EPL as the best league in the world which means alot of quality players going in outside the top four and with the influx of money from forieng takeovers so high prices will again pro vale so selling any unwanted players this summer is the time to do so as clubs will soon wake up to it prices will drop with impending price and wage caps coming into play in the not so distant future. oh please anyone and the Toon Reading this please please please sign Giles Barnes the future of England's center mid.