Football Rumours Archive February 27 2008
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With the unfortunate injury to Eduardo, Wenger will now be forced to spend this coming Summer, as some of the youngsters are not ready to step up and some of the dead wood will be shipped out this coming Summer, probably back to Birmingham.
As anyone involved in football should know at this stage Wenger has had benzema and ben arfa scouted for the last four years, even before they broke into lyons first team, through his contacts in France, and has had giles grimandi watch them continiously over the last two years.
Expect the majority of his transfer budget to be spent on this pair, as he has always said when he thinks a player is worth big money he will pay it. As was showed with Reyes, and apparently Henry has been sounding them out with regard to Arsenal. Benzema has pubicly stated he will not play for UNITED, but ben arfa could be an issue, if he does not get ben arfa expect him to spend on Jeremy menez of Monaco.
the only other siging to be made will probably be a keeper, ustari or canizaries are apparently on his radar.
Gunners for life.
why would Arsenal sign Lubos Kalouda for £10 million when the asking prive is a little under £3 million? Besides, he will be joining Newcastle, along with Giles Barnes and Javi Martinez to add some talented youth the the midfield. Javi Martinez has previously stated a desire to play in the Premier League but would want to play, and he would do so at Newcastle.
An audacious bid for Carrick is expected from Newcastle, and also for Bentley should Blackburn fail to qualify for Europe.
If Dunne and Wheater don;t sign new contracts soon, then Newcastle may also try and crash in there.
Finally, Newcastle will attempt to sign van der Vaart for a mere £1.1 million due to a Clause in his contract at Hamburg.
Is it just me or would it be a huge mistake for Tottenham to sell thier must underrated player, teemu tainio?
I am delighted to see on the rumours on the BBC that Ramos will get 40 million and this is how I would invest the money:
Arshavin– 10 mill
Diego Capel– £8.5 million although Malbranque is having a class season
Marco Amelia– £5 million or Stekelenburg 5 mill
Adriano (Sevilla) – 6 Mill
David Villa (please) – 25/30 mill
Chimbonda– 8 Mill
Gardner– 2 Mill
Ghaly– Do not care just leave ( 3 Mill)
Stalteri– 2 Mill
Rocha– 4 Mill
Come on You Tottenham
Newcastle will stun the fans and sack Kevin Keegan in May and then appoint Gerard Houllier as their new manager.
Gerard will start by selling Stephen Harper to Queens Park Rangers,
David Rozenhal will move to Lazio permanently for £3 million, Stephen Carr will move to Bolton for £1 million, Cacapa will move to Sao Paulo in Brazil for £1 million and Mark Viduka will seal a move back to Middlesborough.
With the profit of £10 million + Ashleys investments Houllier will move for Ajax duo Johnny Hetinga and Maduro for a combined £15 million deal, Darijo Srna will join for £4 million and Freddy Adu will join for £8 million.
Sir Alex Ferguson is planned to ship Louis Saha to Bolton as he grows tired with constant injury problems despite Saha scoring the weekend. Plans for the Summer are to bring in Manucho as well as Klaas Jan Huntelaar as the two clubs have agreed a £15 million fee with dong fangzhuo going to Ajax on a season long. Also Sir Alex is looking at Porto's Jose Boswinga as a direct replacement for Wes Brown.
There will only be 3 first team signings one forward and two wingers for either side to give the team much needed width.
Rafa is looking at Villa or Aguero as next seasons big signing. Price will be in the range of £20 million. Both players have played alongside Torres with success hence, transition will be good.
Rafa is also looking to buy 2 out and out wingers to complete his squad. Likely signings are Silva, Vicente.
Realistically they have been linked to Rafinha for Schalke FC and may go for Ashley young in a 10 mil+ Carson Deal. They will also be lookout for a new forward within the 10–15 million bracket.
Man UNITED will sign Benzema for £30 million+ Saha and Lahm for a cut fee of £10 million.
Expect Arsene to pull of some more brilliant cheap sighnings that no one's heard about. Tresor Mputu is the latest on the grapewine with Dimitrov
Chelsea will be the big spenders. mainly on flair players depending on who the replace Grant with
Tottenham Ramos will be given enough dough to try and break the the top 4 and signings will be made in defense central midfield and wide–left
Newcastle–All I can say is. Lord be with them
When the Wednesday takeover is complete expect Wednesday to nick Scott Carson from under villas noses. also didier zakora from Tottenham and Charltons Darren ambrose and majid bougherra
man united news
Louis Saha will not be sold next season but he will be asking Sir Alex to sell him in France Summer of '09. Dong Fangzhuo will be sold to Birmingham City FC then Manucho will get his permit next coming season to replace Dong in the first team. J. Altidore he is being looked at by the scouts last U20 tournament but MLS wants a first team role Sir Alex will not accept the bait but offered MLS he will be loaned out to PSV Eindhoven. For midfield, Sir Alex is very, very satisfied with his core but was critical of Owen Hargreaves about injuries and for M. Carrick Sir Alex is happy because he is playing well this season so expect no siging in this position. Defense, that is we are we need signings what Sir Alex and scouts are talking are to sign Lahm and Sagnol both available next season, with Silvestre and Brown both leaving. G. Neville will be back next season and Simpson will be elevated. Van De Sar will sign for another year but Tomasz Kuszczak will be #1 and Foster is #2 VDS will be the #3/playing coach.
I want to know what Tom Hicks is playing at? How can he have extensive talks with the DIC in both London and DUBAI? I am not being funny, why would anybody fly out to a country where their businessmen are SO interested in buying your club? I do not know how many people watched Sky Sports Rumours this afternoon but one of their chief footy correspondents said that his close sources believe that a takeover is inevitable. I really hope it does. And where is George Gillett in all this? He was the one who really wanted to buy our club not Hicks (he was just a cash injection to takover bid). Well when he was approached regarding all this takeover stuff he just replied 'no comment'. Well, that does not show any committment to a club whatsoever, if he was committed, do not you think his reply would be at least 'no'? Lik I have said before, and will continue to do so, DIC will take over the club in the foreseeable future, but it could take weeks or even months
Red In The Know
Everton will be signing several players this transfer season including: Arshavin, Manuel Fernandes, Michael bradley, Stephen pineaar after his loan spell and anthony Gardener they will not be signing o, hara as he is a left back and we have already got Baines.
for the person who said that we will sign Darren Bent no chance he's got no confidence and it's going to take a long time to make it better. also Fernandes will sign on a permanent basis as he is still young and we have got a lot to see from him in the future if he stays at Valencia he will not be getting a game and better football in England. leScott will sign another five year conract and will stay at Everton and not at Arsenal
Temuri Ketsbaia will become Dusan Bajevic's assistant at Hearts in the Summer. Ketsbaia was signed by Bajevic for AEK Athens in the 1990s and is being viewed as Bajevic's replacement in the future.