Football Rumours Archive July 26 2006
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NUFC rumours... Boumsong will sign for Marseille soon for a fee around 2.5m, Marseille are haggling over whether nufc should pay some of his wages and my sources tell me its likely the toon will end up paying some amount but the board are just delighted that another club is willing to buy him, interest from other french clubs has allowed them to negotiate a half decent fee for a player whos' reputation as a pl player is in tatters. Faye will be sold to Reading for 1m & despite what some people on here claim Solano will definatly not be leaving. Roeder rates him highly and he is a fans favorite the club know they would anger thousands of geordies if he were sold, also solano himself has said he would like to see out his playing days in spain or back in south america expect a free move out the country when his contract expires. NUFC have already agreed an option to buy SWP NEXT summer as his replacment. Also if/when Chelsea get a new lb expect the toon to try and do another cut price deal for Bridge and maybe Huth although im told Roeder has other Center backs higher on his list of targets, mainly the likes of Gabbidon & Wes Brown, but both are looking unlikely for obvious reasons mainly price and the players clubs unwillingess to sell.
All this business between Chelsea and Newcastle is simply a result of NUFC being the only club in the PL not to fall out with chelsea that can afford the wages and transfer fees of there unwanted star players. Liverpool have not really fallen out with Chelsea but Mourinho doesn't want to sell players to a club he believs will be his biggest rivals over the next few years. Back to NUFC... Im told Roeder wants a lb, ch, cm and 2 cf of which one must be a strong good in the air type of player to parter Owen when he returns and the other must be pacy. Players i was told that have been looked at or enquired about too fill the striking positions are...Bent, Defoe, Ashton, Klose, Kuyt, Camara, Mido, Beattie, RVN, Keane, Harewood, Yakubu, LMoore.
MUFC News and Notes
Ruud to Bayern for Owen Hargreves and 5 Million Euros
Michael Carrick 11 Million
Wayne Rooney wants to work with Alan Smith on top of the pitch.
If Joe Cole is not a regular with Chelsea his next stop will be with Manchester United in the winter to play with best friends Hargreves and Rooney.
rvn definately to leave manu. if he is the only one, defoe and carrick to sign only (possibly kerlon). if ronaldo goes, expect no defoe but torres will come along with simao. possbily will see cambiasso join instead of carrick as he may be seen as surplus to inter as viera has joined. cole to chels is a certainty, expect a silly sum. liverpool will not sign villa and certainly not torres as benitez has much trust in bellamy and crouch. u heard it first
Arsene rates Curtis Davies but not at the Baggies valuation. If Davies comes, the fee will be the Arsenal figure of 'undisclosed', or 8m pounds. People sometimes forget that players are not slaves, and what killed the Pompey (I think) deal was that he didn't want to go there, he's holding out for a move to the Emirates Stadium. AW is looking at an experienced defender who can play in the middle or wide- Trabelsi (free) is the best bet, maybe Mexes. Sorry Gooners, but there will be no more big signings after Rosicky- as always, Arsene will spend big in the winter window- expect Ribery in January, and possibly Buffon who will not enjoy playing in Serie B.
As for Man U- I was a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from before Glazer bought them, and I know how MG works- Man U does not have much money to spend, and half of the sales of players will go back to general revenues. The Glazers are also famous for hiring coaches/managers that are tactically good but also not authoritarian, so goodbye Alex. They will build Man U into champions again but it won't be with Alex in charge. He'll be gone for 'health reasons' by the first of December. Regardless of the fact that they have respectively signed on as Portgal and NY Red Bull coaches, either Scolari or Bruce Arena will be wearing the suit on the sidelines at OT in January. My source is a chance meeting with Joel Glazer at a steak house in Naples Florida. I don't know about dad or the other brothers, but he is really gung-ho about making Man U matter again.
Well, I see someone has finally realized what I posted here three weeks ago...RVN is going to Bayern...the hold up is not only his valuation, but that of Heargraves and especially Schweinstegger. Utd want a straight swap...Bayern want RVN plus cash. And it isn't DeFoe.....think Italian purple.
inter news.... viera,toni in.... manu dont want defoe..... as wayne dislikes him.....also villa prefers liverpool and valencia prefer simao....all 100% confirmed news..... u heard from me first
These are 100% True: -
Arsenal have rejected 16.5m pounds for Ashley Cole and want 25m pnds for England Defender. The Gunners want Gallas on part exchange of cole but Jose won't let him go.
Liverpool have had accepted 6m pnds for Pennant.
Portsmouth and ManC are before Chelsea's Geremi.
West Ham going to put Bid for Newcastle's James Miller.
Pompeys and Bolten Interested in J Sorin which would cost 2m.
Readind want Fulham's Malbranque for 4m Pnds.
Inter have closed the deal to sign Patrick Vieria for 8.9m pnds.
And importantly Kerlon, Torres, Gattuso and Toni will definitely sign for Man Utd.
Wait Until next part...
Thanks for reading...
If Newcastle are to match the asking price and double Klose's wages Bremen will replace him with Pizzaro as Munich will have a wealth of forwards with the new additions of RvN and Podolski. He may also be joined by Makaay if he is not in with the RvN deal.
As The Irons are hanging on tooth and nail to their jewels, Inter's Martins may prove a less expensive risk for The Toon. But may I remind 'angry hammer' that this is football and when someone says they are staying at the club doesnt mean that this is the players or the clubs intention. Its a cruel sport ha ha but thats why the 'silly season' is so good.
I play golf often with my cousin that works for Man Utd at OT, yesterday he told me that there would be £40mil to spend as soon as Ruud van Nistelrooy leaves, with other players set to leave also. Potential transfers out are as follows :-
G.Rossi - Celtic (Loan)
John O'Shea - Celtic (£2.8m)
L.Miller - Sheff Utd (£1m)
RVN - Bayern Munich (£12.9m)
M.Sylvestre - Tottenham (Part exchange)
Potential transfers in :-
Carrick - £13.4m
Javier Mascherano - £6.3m
Luca Toni - £14m
Gatusso - £10m
Jermain Defoe - £12
Thomasz Kuzcak - £1m plus 1loan player + 1 player (perhaps rossi and miller if they dont go elsewhere)
It is likely that one GK, one Central defensive midfielder and one striker will be signed.
Martin Fenin the Czech CF of Teplice coming to Newcastle as he continues to impress in the U19's. Great player already
CHIELLINI TO ARSENAL 100% TRUE!!!
YAYA TOURE TO ARSENAL 95%
MASCHERANO TO ARSENAL 95%
Arsenal were linked with Mascherano way before Man U so some people need to proof-read what they write.
Major change at aston villa over the next week. the new owners will be installed by th end of next week, with either o'neill or klinsman taking the managers post. Players out will be:
Samuel, Delaney, hendrie, mccann, angel, phillips, djemba djemba, berson.
These will be sold for a total of £10m, and with the new money available from new owners, bids will be made for the following:
I am currently a youth player on trial at Arsenal academy and have been well informed by a member of the coaching staff about the transfer activity proposed to happen over the next few weeks at the emirates stadium.
firstly the return of patrick vieira is complete rubbish he is settled in italy and i feel inter milan are the best suitors. The departure of ashley cole is imminent as arsenal are too proud and great a club to be belittled by one player. I have been informed that real madrid is the most likely destination and the deal could involve an exchange of players. There will not be as much transfer activity as first expected and the club expect to see 4 - 5 new faces maximum before the window closes, focusing on bolstering the defence.
Christian Chivu(roma)£5.75m/Jacques Faty(rennes)£4m/or Curtis Davies(w brom)undisclosed
£5m + sergio ramos or baptista (ashley cole deal)
nuri sahin will follow in his idol (rosicky) to the gunners for around £4m
the youngster merida will be brought in to be involved in the youth team this season (hopefully i get the chance to play with him)
my source also tells me that arsene is an admirer of macherano but has kept quiet since he last showed interest a couple of seasons ago when it was believed that vieira was on his way to madrid. there is a storng possibility that arsene will lodge a bid around the £12m mark for the argentine, depending on any income from transfers out.
Ashley cole to madrid in exchange for sergio ramos or baptista + £5m
alidiere to join championship side for around £3m possibly wolves
lauren could be used as a makeweight in the signing of c.davies or c.chivu.
watch this space!
West Bromwich Albion boss Bryan Robson is lining up a shock £450,000 bid for Carlisle striker Michael Bridges. Robson was a keen admirer of Bridges when at Sunderland and tried desperatly to take him to Middlesborough before Bridges oppted for Leeds Utd. Robson has been impressed by the fitness and form of the player over the last year and has persuaded his chairman, Jeremy Peace, to take a calculated gamble.
Paul Ince and Bobby Zamora will sign on for Coventry by end of week according to member of 1st team coaching staff. Other source within club admin says moves for Callum Davenport and Darren Huckerby are on Micky Adams's plan for this season
Yesterday while reading the usual rubbish rumours on display, I was surprised, for once, to see some corrected rumours.
These were Danijel Pranjic to sign for Arsenal. I was surprised to here this as being Arsene Wengers PA I well aware that this rumour is in fact true.There has been a fee agreed between the two for Danijel Pranjic believed to be around £4 million and raising to £6 million pending on appearences and goals scored. The deal will revealed on sky sports news next Thursday morning and a press conference will be held at 2.00pm that day ( I know this as I arranged it.)
It is also true that Arsenal are interested in Semioli and we and Roma have a bid of 7.4 million euros accepted and the player will decide in the coming days,
This also the case with another player Alou Diarra whom us and Roma have both had a 4 million euros bid accepted and the player agent has told us that the player will join us, and I have arranged a medical for him on Friday by this time Arsene would have revealed these 3 deals in The Sun on Thursday, as well as telling you that Ashley Cole will only be leaving the club if his destination is away from England but we would like to keep him, his situation will be known on saturday when Arsene, David Dein, Ashley Cole,his agent and Henry (Arsene believes it is important for the captain to be present to represent the other players when a big decision is to be made.
Arsenal will not be going to buy another defender, as we have 3 World Cup Center backs, Toure, Djourou, ande senderos. But we will persue in bringing in another defender on loan the player will be either Zebina of Juventus or Givet of Monaco
Dalian and Balla
Regarding the ashley cole situation, there are only 4 possibilities of which he could be sold:
2.15 million+Baptista or Robinho, not both.
4.he will stay(more likely now he has spoken to viera,bergkamp and wenger properly.
These are the only possibilities, we will not sell him for just 16 million.
Westham fans if Ashton and Harewood are as loyal as you say and defnitly not going anywhere why are you grtting so upset about it? Ashton has been round St. James' Park and has spoken to Lee Bowyer about the club. This all means nothing though so we're all gonna have to wait and see on that one. Klose-I dont know why would he join Newcastle maybe for the same reason as most, MONEY Newcastle pay big wages. I am a trained journalist (dont work as one) good spelling is helpful but spell checks and sub editors make sure of all that so just because that fella can't spell shouldnt discredit his rumours he may work for Sky. If anyone 'knows' whose on Roeder's list I'd love to know.
My dads Friend, works at the Manchester United Training ground and has been telling my dad of the news thats going around. Apparently man u will make a bid for diarra (18.4m). Once they get him then they will make a 25m bid for torres
Arsenal will announce the signing of Curtis Davies this Friday. (9.5m).
Arsenal will announce a deal for Ashleave Cole on Friday going to Chelsea for 23m (plus the rights of 1st refusal on Mascherano).
The 23m will be added to the remaining transfer fund and given to AW to strengthen the squad.
Expect deals for Mascherano 12m and Gago 7m. And Youth players Merida & Sahin for 1m & 5m respectively. Arsenal will wait till next summer to sign Buffon, Ribery & Torres. (Who will replace the outbound Lehmann, Ljungberg, Aliadiere & Lupoli).
I have heard that the lanky bloke at OT wasn't toni but buffon. after failing for torres and west brom mucking around with kuzcak SAF has turned his attentions to the best goalkeeper in the world. Both pirlo and carrick may come with gattuso a back up if one transfer bid fails. Defoe will come on the cheap, he will be a much better player in a good team. Toni maybe brought in if saha leaves because SAF will try to play a high striker feeding runs from ronaldo and rooney with defoe a bench back-up. pirlo and carrick to both play defensively and scholes and giggs alternating centrally just in front of them.
Now that quinn has assumed full control of sunderland he will bring new players in such Arturo Lupoli and Nicklas Bendtner from arsenal as he sees them as talented young strikers, he will also sign David Wheater from middlesborough . Leaving will be Julio Arca for 1.8m to boro and also Chris Brown on loan.
julio arca looks on his way to boro for 2 mil but if chelsea secure asley cole wayne bridge will become surplus to requrements and so an 8m bid for huth and bridge from boro could seal the pair, and the arca deal will be off. They would face competion from all lot of clubs for both huth and bridge from pompey villa, and even fulham.
charles n'zogbia maybe leaving st james park after the recent acqusition of duff maybe not in the summer transfer window but in january or next year, if duff is played instead of nzobia.
from my point of view(boro fan) he was the wrong signing, 5 mil for a left winger when u already have a top left sided player in N'Zogbia, its clearly able to see u need strikers ande so the 5 mil would have been better spent on bringing in a striker.
Boro are still hunting for a right sided midfielder as steed malbraangue has escaped them, they may look back at Willhelmson who is still stalling over his transfer to nantes from anderlecht and could be bought cheaper than first expected at 3.5mil insted of 5mil. Distin rumour of 4 mil is rubbish boro wont spend 4 mil on distin as hes 28, as for 4 mil they can get huth for the same price who is considerably better and is very young. If Huth does still remain injured then boro may look for a loan deal on one of the italian defenders of the 4 clubs involved with match fixing.
freddy adu to toon for 13 mil from DC united, the young wonderkid was impressed by the film goal, that he sees it as one of the clubs he wants to play for in the future and so toon have made a secret bid.
rvn to newcastle if real madrid wont come knocking again and man utd will accept 12 mil from newcastle for him, but want 15 mil from real madrid
Those who think that Liverpool are going to sign Villa from Valencia, think again. We've not been officially linked with him! He's far too expensive. Pennant's 6 million transfer acception is merely as joke as it is a smokescreen for Alves to join. Alves has encountered a number of problems yet should finally wrap up the deal. Those who are enquiring the Juve Liverpool link, Trzegeut is still an option although it has quietended. Alonso is going nowhere as hed just modeled Liverpools new away kit(You will see him playing in it next season) Rafa should sign 1 or 2 more players by the end of this week. That greek kid aint one of them, if he signs he'll be in the reserves. Thats all. YNWAFrogman
Newcastle United news!
They will sign Mexes, Bridge, SWP, Klose and Defoe by the end of the transfer window.
There team will be:
Ducan Ferguson will sign for Sheffield Wednesday by the end of the week. Although ferguson rejected the owls two months ago. He has decided as no new offers have been forthcoming he has requested that his agent begins talks so he can get himself a club.
Subs: Aubey, Almunia, Hleb, Flamini, Adebayor
now that joey barton has signed a new contract at city, everton will step up their attempts to sign stilian petrov. they will try to include naysmith in the deal. also it appears david moyes is trying to add one more striker to the team. apparently, javier saviola is flying to america to watch the match the columbus crew match and will hold talks with moyes after the game
Arsenal's signings and outs
Ins Rosicky van Den Berg Joe O'Cearuill Merida
Possible Ribery Aubey Pele Kaboul Kerlon Torres Diarra Mexes
Outs Possible A.cole we get Robinho/Baptista
or Gallas Gilberto (Lyon) Ljungberg (Lyon),(Charlton) Lauren (Many teams)
Liverpool will not sign Pennant, it is a ruse to hurry Seville up. Alves WILL sign for Liverpool. Also coming in is 2 Valencia players-Villa and Rufete as cover for Alves. Garcia WILL go to Valencia as part of the Villa deal.Then Kromkamp will move to Ajax in a swap deal for Hedwigs Maduro. OUTS- Jerzy Dudek will go to Portsmouth for 2m. Diao and Traore to Charlton. Pongolle to Osasuna. Le Tallec to Lyon.
Sheffield United will complete there summer signings by adding Darren Ward, Olivier Bernard, Liam Miller and Jason Koumas.
Know a director at LFC. Pennant due to sign on Thursday. Kuyt to sign after tour to Switzerland with Kromkamp going the other way
Liverpool have acted swiftly to sign former player Nicolas Anelka for £8.6m from Fenerbahce. He already has a medical arranged for this Friday and if he passes it he will be unveiled to the media on Tuesday 1st August at 2.00 pm. A final bid of £8.7m and £2.3m add ons has been made to Sevilla for Daniel Alves so if this isn't accepted by the club Liverpool will try to sign Jermaine Pennant for £6.4m.
I have big talk that alou diarra and aubey could be on their way to arsenal
My brother is Delia's catetring manager and i went to go and pick him up from Carrow road and i saw Doug Livermore with Jay Boothroyd, Izale Mcloed and amother very tall man who looked like Chris Sutton, now i know you will get peopz who say this is complete bull but just wait and see...............
City team for this season
Clarke-wst ham-deal for green
I'm the guy who said that Richads & Barton would definately sign new deal, so i know what i'm on about.
Anyway,I've heard SWP WILL return to Man city, on loan unless a bigger club makes a late bid, but a deal is 90% complete.
Rangers will snap up the following players before the transfer window closes in August.
Reveilleire from Lyon (on season long loan with the view to a permanent move),
Sebo from Rapid Vienna (this move will eventually cost the Gers around £1.75 Million).
This news was given to me by a very good source within Ibrox, he also mentioned that Monsieur Le Guen is monitoring the situations with regards Isaksson (Rennes) and Govou (Lyon). Both are out of contact at the end of this new season and should Rangers be successful in obtaining a Champions League place expect Bosman moves for both in the long term.
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My bro works for as a journalist in spain. He attended a press conf. by TORRES who publicly anuncd he wil stay with AM since no club has officially made a bid 4 him.
Carrick is over-rated. But if TH accept 14-15m pounds then only it wil go thru. Carrick revealed he is waitin 2 wear AIG shirt. But if over priced then Pirlo nd Gattuso both wil join manu. Simaõ wil likly join manu or l'pool. Kerlon is main yuth target 4 AF as he's described as NEW RONALDINHO. He wil definitly kum 2 OT within 2 weeks.
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As Tottenham have recently missed out on duff and nedved the will not splash the cash on a left midfielder the will just use the wingers they have got -Routledge, Lennon, Ziegler. But they will sign a new right back (chimbonda 6mil)and a covering centre back as davenport will sign for Reading for 1mil this player will probably be ayala or c.davies. They will also hold back on signing another striker as martin jol considers Lee Barnard as a good 4th striker.
Murphy will leave along with davenport, Carrick and lennon will not be sold. Spurs squad for next season.-
A top 4 finish beckons
I have been told by a liverpool groundsman to take tuesday august 1st off work and get myself down to anfield. This is because david villa, daniel alves, jermaine pennant and the krafts will be presented to the public and the media. I have also been told that steve morgan might have something to do with the takeover. We wont have the same money as chelsea but that dosent matter as rafa is a better manager than mourinho, and with these 3 signings(and maybe 2 more before september) we will be a better team. number 19 is coming home!!!!
nicolas anelka was on mersyside today for talks with everton. If we signed him we would have one of the best strike forces with beattie and johnson. It is also rumoured that tommy graveson has been impressed with the signings and would be prepared to come back,only on loan though. Moysey is also interested in geremi and wayne bridge of chelsea. its going to be a great season with us, spurs and newcastle challenging the top four.
My ancle works a t Man City as a trainer, he said it is 100% fact thaat they will make the shock sining of Swansea stfriker Lee Truncle. 100% fact.-p-
The Beautiful Blades are looking to sign Olivier Bernard of Rangers, Liam Miller of Man U or Jason Koumas from West brom. After wasting £2.1m on Rob Hulse, the average Championship striker, Genius Neil Warnock is set to pay over the odds for yet anothher player by signing Burnley Keeper Brian Jensen for £1.75m. J.K.
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I am in Sweden where i have been working with west ham as a match analyst. My role was to count complete and incomplete passes by several players during the 3 games we played out there. This was required as Pardew wants the players to keep the ball slightly better than we did last year. Whilst on duty out there I have been told these KEY POINTS:
- NO striker will be leaving the club, especially Ashton who is going to be WORLD CLASS
- MARK NOBLE is pushing for a starting place as he was the best player in 2/3 games played, and in the last game which was won 3-1 tonight he was outstanding
- A goalkeeper will definately be signed as Carrol has shown no sign of being fit for some time
- James Milner IS a transfer target, as Pardew wants to get a young group of players together and in 3-5 years be challenging for Champions League every year
- There is still up to 14.75 million in the transfer kitty, but some will be reserved for the Jan window incase a player in a certain position is required
- I can also reveal the FA have shortlisted Pardew as the England manager in four years, but he has told the powers that be that he will only be interested if he has done all he can at West Ham (win trophies)
- My last point is that there is much talk within the west ham squad and coaching staff that for the next England game all of these players will get 'the call': Ashton, Ferdinand (if match fit), Konch, Reo-Coker, Harewood and MULLINS as SM was so impressed last year. I fly back to sunny england tomorrow with the other players and staff, WHUFC are on their way to good things...
To the person who thinks Yaya Toure is going to sign for Charlton , Portsmouth enquired about him earlier and got no further than his agent saying that he will not sign for any club that isn't playing in the Champions League. Unless your team has suddenly found a back door into Europe then I'm afraid your bid will go the same way as Pompey's. Meanwhile Portsmouth will have Petrov , Anelka and possibly Sorin as well on board for the start of the season.