Football Rumours Archive April 27 2007
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Out: Richardson, O'Shea, Silvestre&Solskjaer
In: Hargreaves, Micah Richards, Berbatov, Kaka
Rumours in the United States suggest that Liverpool FC are looking into a shirt sponsorship deal with Pepsi in order to secure a more lucrative deal than that with Carlsberg.
Steven Davis of Villa will be make a trip to the NE as Roeder looks to strengthen his CM. With doubt over Parker/ Emre GR is looking for more young experienced British additions to his squad to push for positions along with the Sidwell.
Anton Ferdinand will not be joining Newcastle as he is not thought to be any better than Bramble. Bramble is still hoping for contract talks even after the final games along with Sibierski. All contract talks are off till the end of the season.
Derby County looking at Celtics Aiden McGeady if promoted to Premiership, they are ready to bid around £900,000 as that is all Billy Davies feels he is worth.
Pavon has already signed for Bolton 4 years
Newcastle have agreed to sell Scott Parker to Arsenal for £5million + Flamini. Aliadiere will also sign on loan as part of the deal. With the £5million Roeder will try and sign John O'Shea. This bid will be rejected though as Fergie regards O'Shea as a vital part of his team due to his versatility and the fact he is a thoroughly nice guy who helps keep spirits up in the dressing room.
To the person who said Arsenal want Kamara to replace the ageing Henry, please do your research. Kamara is only two years younger you donut.
Nugent has verbally agreed a contract with Everton if Preston fail to win promotion. Tevez will go to Real Madrid, I can promise you that. Remember, he isn't owned by West Ham, he won't get much choice on where his future lies. Torres to Barcelona, if not he will stay with Atletico.
Huntelaar to Liverpool, Man United or AC Milan.
Ashton will stay with West Ham until January, he won't be allowed to leave this summer. HAZE
INS BALE 12M
BERBATOV OR HUNTELAAR 15M
DONG Season long loan
Liverpool are concentrating on three big summer signings. A deal is already agreed to bring in Huntelaar from Ajax for 18m euros. Benitez also wants to sign Simao from Benfica and Charles N'Zogbia from Newcastle. The players making way for the new signings would be Fowler, Kewell and Luis Garcia.
Pompey Transfers In:
Marek Cech LB from Porto £2.5m
Jeremie Aliadiere ST from Arsenal £1m
Samir Nasri AM from Marsaille £8m
Andy O'Brien CB to Sunderland £700k
Andy Cole ST to Cardiff Free
Lomana LuaLua ST to Fulham £2.8m
Noe Pamarot DEF to Nantes £1.2m
Michael Chopra may be signed from Cardiff for £2m with Andy Cole going the other way.
Confirmed as 100% Fact . source from scouts.
Rangers and Hearts currently in a wage bidding war with Ukranian side Chornomorets Odessa to sign soon to be out of contract playmaker/ striker Rinat Akhmetov.
Romanov is a personal friend of the Odessa Manager but Rinat has expressed a preference for more regular European football involvement by signing for Rangers - subject to work permits etc . definite star of the future .
Will join Celtic in the summer in a £4m deal, Celtic will give us Michael McGovern a goalkeeper and midfielders Paul Lawson and Rocco Quinn.
This is a rumour going round Edinburgh just now after some talk was leaked out. the players bit may have been added but its strongly tipped that Brown will join up with Deek at Pork-head
Arsenal to sign. Renato Augusto and Curtis Davies with Reyes moving to Real Zaragoza
Actually I was right when I said Nani had signed a contract he signed it this year and the price I quoted was right his buy out Clause is 25 million euros about £16 million moutinho will go for cheaper because he still has not signed a contract and his current buy out Clause is just 20 million euros about £12 million. would everone stop saying that Man United have an agreement with sporting it is not legal as sporting regulary make it into Europe the only club that has tried anything like that is Chelsea with Ajax and that is already being questioned. the buy out Clause simply means that anyone who offers that amount of money will have it accepted therfore I is purely down to the player and moutinho is a huge real fan and him and Nani are best friends plus real are determined not to split them like they did with Robinho and diego. HALA MADRID!
REAL MADRID RUMOURS:
SURE THING-Metzelder, Gallas, Kaka, Robben
NOT TOO SURE: Fabregas, C. Ronaldo, lalombongo (16 yrs old swiss boy), moutinho, diego, Dani Alves, Gerrard.
U might think that I'm simply blabberin but just wait n watch.
To the chap that said that Bellamy will only sign for Blackburn is wrong. Bellamy had a great relationship with MON whilst he was on loan at Celtic.
I have had my suspicions recently but some more talk I've heard may have confirmed my theory that infact NUFC have already agreed to be taken over in the summer by either polygon or belgravia. The deal was put off in January as Shepard knew that it would be unable to be concluded before the end of January to allow the manager money to spend and all the talk was affecting the teams performance. Note that the interested parties made a very clear statement after talks broke off that they reserved the right to make an offer for the club within the next 6 month period allowed by the stock exchange. Also where else do you think Freddy is getting the £300m for the redevelopment around st James park ? he's alreay said funding has been agreed and it won't come from NUFC. Belgravia and Polygon are big players in international real estate and property development and know the money they make from the surrounding developments at st James park will more than pay for the club and its debts. Also don't be surprised if Sven does become manager of NUFC in the summer as its likely the recent links came from him meeting or speaking to the future owners.
Rangers have been linked with a move for West Brom Midfielder Zoltan Gera who is out of contract this summer and Walter Smith see's him as a fantastic player to fill in the position where Scott Brown would've (But have been priced out of a move for the TOTALLY overpriced Hibs player) .
For those who think eto'o is leaving this summer get real, same with those who think Henry is leaving- expect Real Madrid to make an offer for Robben if Reyes returns back to Arsenal, otherwise expect Barcelona or Bayern Munich to snatch up the unsettled yet brilliant Robben
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE boss Ian Holloway will be handed the largest transfer budget in the club's history. The board believe they can realistically challenge for a Play-Off spot next season.
Lilian Nalis, Akos Buszaky, Paul Wotton, Marcel Seip, Paul Connolly and Gary Sawyer will all be offered improved or extended deals. Nick Chadwick (once fit) will be shown the door (£100k), along with Lee Hodges (Free) and Hasney Aljofree (£150k) .
Peter Halmosi and Kristian Timar will make permanent moves on 2-year deals. Kevin Gallen will be offered a 1-year deal but there is interest from other clubs. Scott Sinclair will join on a season-long loan from Chelsea provided he doesn't break into the first team picture during the close season.
Holloway will be given a further £1m to invest in new players. One player who is high on his wanted list is Swansea striker Lee Trundle.
Jamie Cureton will demand a transfer in the summer if the U's are, as expected, not promoted. Watford, Leicester and Southampton are all waiting in the wings to sign the striker who has bagged 25 goals for the Essex side since their promotion. Geraint Williams will want around 1.5 million for the former Reading striker although money is not likely to be an issue for the Hornets, Foxes or Saints in the summer. And Chris Coleman will be revealed as the new foxes boss shortly but will not be bringing former assistant Steve Kean with him as he is considering taking over as boss of Bradford in the summer. Peter Beagrie will be his assistant.
To the person who claimed Steven Naismiths dad is a Celtic supporter, I know the family and can assure everyone that both Naisy and his dad are Rangers supporters and always have been, his dad has followed the Gers all throughout Europe. He would jump at the chance to join the Gers but wants Killie to get a good price for him.
The Team next season under Walter Smith will be:
GK: Craig Gordon (2.5 Mil + Lee Robinson from Hearts, still negotiating)
RB: Alan Hutton
LB: Stevie Smith
CB: Kirk Broadfoot (Free from St Mirren)
CB: Andy Webster (£500,000 from Wigan)
RW: Chris Burke
LW: Alan Gow (Free from FalKirk)
CM: Kevin Thompson
CM: Barry Ferguson
ST: Kris Boyd
ST: Steven Naismith (1 Mil + Add ons from Kilmarnock)
Other Potential targets at the minute are:
Danny Koevens from AZ (Will only go through if Buffel moves in the opposite direction)
Scott Brown form Hibs (Preparing a 2 Mil bid + Ian Murray)
Lastly, if the Craig Gordon deal hits a sticking point (Bids from Arsenal or Lazio), then Carlo Cudicini from Chelsea is the second option for Walter Smith.
Darren Fletcher and James McFadden could appear at Ibrox on loan. However this depends on Man United and Everton signings in the summer.
The Blue Hand.
Sunderland to buy Duff for 5 mill and Carr for 2 mill from Newcastle
Sunderland will also buy Sorensen from Villa for 2 mill and are also trying to buy Darre Bent for 8 mill From Charlton (only if Charlton go down to Championship)
Norwich to sign Zamora on loan if West Ham go down and also Paul huntington on loan.
Celtic signings/ departures
Marshal (Norwich) £750K
Balde (Aston Villa) £1M
Jarosik (Man City) £2M
Gravesen (Charlton) £2M
Miller (Newcastle) £2M
Zurawski (?) £1M
Lennon (Sunderland) Free
Kennedy (Helingsborgs) Loan
Total out £8.75M
Doumbe (Rennes) £250K
Kadlec (S. Prague) £1M
Fletcher (Man Unt) £4M
Brown (Hibs) £4.5M
Flamini (Arsenal) £3.5M
Naismith (Kilmarnock) £1M
Alves (Heerenveen) £6M
McDonald (Motherwell) £750K
Total in £21M
Strachan has around £15M in transfer funds at his disposal right now plus the money he can generate from selling fringe players
3 In A ROW NEXT SEASON MON THE HOOPS - EASY!
MAN UTD this summer:
IN: Hargreaves, Tevez, Bale.
Out: Silvestre, Richardson, Saha.
Out on Loan: Fangzou, Rossi (Sunderland) .
Last season for Ole and Fergie if he takes the champs league.
Yohan gouffran to Arsenal caen 20 year old
Gillet and Hicks have told Benitez, if Liverpool win the Champions league that they will guarantee the signing of both Torres and Eto'o
Plymouth Argyle will have to fend off Premiership interest in highly-rated youngster Dan Smith. The youngster is mulling over 3 Premiership contracts and one from Argyle also.