Football Rumours Archive April 28 2007
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Everton ins and outs
Ricard Wright-Southampton, Watford
Andy Van der meyde-Heerenveen
James Mcfadden-Loan Rangers
Jay De Merit-Watford
Manuel Fernandes-Benfica Pernanment
Joey Barton-Man city (only if Cahill join utd)
David Nugent-Preston-Done deal joins 1st july 100%
Everton rumours- to everybody who thinks Mikel Arteta is leaving that is WRONG. the little wizard will sign a new 50,000 a week 5 year deal by the start of the new season. Manuel Fernandes will sign a new one year loan deal, a new stiker will be signed to replace Beattie who will be sold to anybody who will take him. on the list are David Nugent Dean Ashton Darren Bent. Joey Barton is a target but Mr Moyes would prefer Scott Parker but neither are likely. Stubbs and Carsley will both stay as will mcFadden, van de meyde Naysmith pistone dickie wright will follow Beattie out the door. the toffees will look for some squad players on bosmans in particular Sidwell and Flamini as well as an expierenced gk so iain tuner can go on season loan at sheff wed. other tagets are a left back to fight with Valente, maybe Baines depending on price will definatley be young upcoming full back. another right back will be brought in on the cheap either a swiss fella who was on trial or the copenhagen rb. The only position they cannot decide on target is a wide man, I know what they ae looking for tho. side is not important as little wizard will play either, Swp is not an option so we can stop dreaming. kieran Richardson is an option depends on utds summer shoppin, etherington is another but my source tells me they want to attact a top name this summer as club really see themselves proggressing. personnally I can't see a top name coming but we live in hope. sorry to go on, but I had to listen to my buddy for an hour. use have just been briefed. lucky use
Breaking Rangers Rumours;
Sir David Murray has announced that Ibrox is to be increased to 57, 000 capacity.
What he has not made public is the size of the transfer kitty to be handed to Walter Smith. I can categorically let you know that a sum of money between 10Mil and 20Mil will be made available to Walter. The exact sum will depend on sponsorship/ investment and qualification to the Champions League.
This rumours has made Walter send his scouts out to look for 7 QUALITY players as well as some squad players.
As I said yesterday, Craig Gordon and Scott Brown are 2 targets, however this list has been added to after the rumours of the 10 - 20Mil windfall.
With Kirk Broadfoot, Andy Webster and Alan Gow deals all tied up, The club are preparing bids for some other top players.
I have been privvy to the list, however there are 2 or 3 players highlighted for every position, they are as follows;
GK: Craig Gordon/ Carlo Cudicini/ Jerzey Dudek
RB: Vanden Borre/ Steven Whittaker/ Vedran Corluka
LB: Thomas Scobbie/ Gary Naismith
CB: Peter Hannson/ Gary Kenneth
RW: Zoltan Gera/ Scott Brown
LW: Steven Naismith/ Luka Modric/ Lee McCulloch
CM: Walter Bassegio/ Nigel Quashie/ Juan Sebastian Veron
ST: Danny Koevman/ Eduardo/ David Nugent
Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric and Eduardo have been sold on the club by Dado Prso and should all arrive from Dinamo. This will give us a solid backbone. The club has big plans and intends to raise a few eyebrows with this years signings,
The Blue Hand.
Arsenal to sign Afonso Aves from Sc heeseeveen
Firstly to clear up a few things Rinat Akhmetov is not even a football player he is a Russian billionaire who has been linked with buying over Rangers.
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 - Are you kidding me the asking price is £4 million nevermind all these players going out as well
Now to Rumours:
Arsenal will sign Saviola as they see him as an ideal partner to Henry up front with Van Persie switching to his wing role as he does for Holland.
Man United will attempt to sign two forwards one being Defoe whose preferred option is Man United and the other being Owen. Man United will then let Smith leave on loan until he becomes fully fit again
Rangers Will not spend big bucks like many people think but instead make use of the loan system. They will bring in Alan Smith on loan and buy Naismith, Brown and attempt to sign Taylor from Birmingham
100% true Leicester City have held talks with Chirs Coleman over the vaccant job at the Walkers. Milan is said to be very keen on Chris and will offer him a 3year contract. Expect Coleman to be unveiled to the press the 1st week after the season is over. Paul Ince was offered a meeting but turned it down as he wants to concentrate on his team for the moment. Worthington feels that he could not do what is expected from Milan and will be more then happy to let Coleman take the job. Coleman, however, could ask Worthington too be part of his back room staff. Pappa Dioup could be on his way to the Walkers with Luke Varney (a die hard fan of Leicester) Also expect Francis Jeffers to join the club with at least 16 players leaving the Walkers this summer. Some names include Hughes, Douglas and Stearman. Hammond will remain at the club when Coleman takes over due to the Fulham connection. Milan is going to give Coleman a kitty of at least £10 million. The future looks good for a Leicester fan
Baines will sign for West Ham in a player plus cash deal involving Paul Konchesky in the summer.
Big Liverpool rumours
I have it on good authority which players Benitez wants next season, . He only wants players who can make the difference.
The players are Torres (£27m), D. Alves (£18) and Ledley King (£20) . Benitez also wants a new leftsided winger but he is looking at some possibilities.
However, the big surprise signing will be Kaka for £50m!
No one has rumoured or mentioned it before. They are in secret talks with Milan. Talks are ongoing but nothing has come to paper yet. It will take till July and than it will be announced!
The £40m mentioned in the papers are just a smokescreen. Just wait, (Alves, Torres and Kaka) will be announced at once.
Hicks and Gillett promised Benitez backing and everything is ongoing at the backseat.
Looking to the youth, big changes are coming. More foreign very good quality young prospects are coming in.
There will also be a better scouting at English talent.
Man United will bid for Hargreaves in the summer and fail again. Ferguson will the try to sign makoun/ Mavuba. upfront Ferguson wants a goalscorer so will buy either berbatov/ Huntelaar. in defense Bale will be bought. others in will be sporting pair moutinho and nani. big changes at Old Trafford this summer to stay one step ahead of the russian army.
Mitchell BRyant has signed for READING from MANCHESTER UNITED. I can't say anymore than that because until a few minutes ago I knew absolutely nothing about the lad. He is though a very highly rated young man and was left out of the youth cup final last night as part of the deal. More on him would be useful as I can't find much on the interweb either. Toodle pip.
Arsenal are currently chasing - INS - Aaron Lennon or Robinho, Samuel Eto'o or Fernando Torres, Frank Ribery is a possible but speculation has died down lately, Kieron Dyer is an unlikely one but could happen as Wenger feels his 6m price tag is very cheap, the main target for the summer however is Gabriel Agbonlahor from Aston Villa for around 10-16mil he is very similar to Henry and Wenger feels he is the perfect replacement - He fits the mould for and Arsenal player - Young, very very quick, good on the break, and has good tecnique and skill. Also I can see Manchester United bringing in one of either Ronaldinho or Kaka. Ronaldinho is unhappy at Barcelona and has expressed his desire to play in the Premiership plus he has shown his admoration for Rooney and Ronaldo. Man United have the money to spend. Kaka will leave Milan depending on AC Milans champions league finish. Nice One L>R>C
Leicester city rumours Danny Murphy rumour is a possiblilty for 1. 25 mill Lee trundle is being looked at as Leicester wish to bolster there attacking options Walcott is not coming onloan however jarret will sign permanetly excuse spelling with stefanovic from Portsmouth looks set to be certain to come in and to be made captain if McCarthy leaves for Rangers which now looks unlikely. either coleman, ince and possibly Worthington as mandaric has praised him will be made manager more then likely coleman will be in the hotseat next season he will bring in radzinski watch 90% of these unfold pre season
It has been reported that Gordon Strachan has thrown five big named strikers in the air and at least one of them is likely to land in Celtic park by the summer: Robbie Keane (7mil, 4mil + Jarosik), Craig Bellamy (6mil), Javier Saviola (free), Fernando Morientes (2mil) and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (nominal) . James Beattie is next in line (3mil) although Strachan is less likely to move for him to partner Van Hesselink.
Charlie Grant and Simon Ferry will move into the first team from the reserves- Ferry a direct replacement for Lennon, only a bad injury has happered this from happening this season.
Scott Brown will only sign if Celtic can do a deal that does not involve them paying 4mil but it is more than likely.
Craig Beattie has told he can go, as has Zurawski. Millar will leave as he is now four choice striker for next year not including another striker to come in (Van Hesselink, Riordan, McDonald +1) .
Gary Speed is another name that has been linked with Celtic- although in his late thirties, Strachan has lost a lot of experience this season (Telfer, Lennon, Petrov) and may make a bid.
Rangers are set to sign either Steven Naismith (1mil) or Stevie Thompson (500k) while competing for Anti Nemi with Spurs.
Jackie McNamara will sign for Hibs in the summer for free with Hearts willing to fight for his signature. Hibs also want Celtic keeper Mark Brown on loan- who was only signed as cover for the Champions league game and is unlikely to ever start. Hibs will also sign Motherwell Midfielder Brian Kerr on a free.
Aberdeen are set to make Michael Stewart and offer after being let go by Hibs.
John Sutton will sign on a free for either bottom six club FalKirk, Inverness Caley Thistle, Motherwell or Dundee United.
Expect a major bid by AFC 4 Barca's Eto'o probaly a swap deal with either Helb or Ad ebayor 2 Barca plus cash 4 Eto'o . If Gallas leaves AFC 4 Real Madrid expect Matthew Connolly as a replacement as Woodgate has signed 4 Boro and Senderos will be moving 2 Serie A .
Rangers are set to strengthen their ties with South African football by signing goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and strike sensation Richy Mobossa from Kaiser chiefs. This will open up further the lucrative African market.
To the guy who said Rangers and Hearts were interested in Rinat Akhmetov of Odessa - I think you are at it. Mr Rinat Akkhmetov is the Chairman of Shaktar Donetsk - not a player! The rumours from Glasgow is that Brown won't be going to Gers or Celts, but to the Premiership. Gera of WBA is a good shout for Ibrox along with a Premiership fringe midfielder and a striker from Holland. Another centre half is also a possibility; Russell Anderson? Smith seems to be building a team to win the league back primarily but it is obvious more quality would be needed in the following two to three years to challenge at a decent level in Europe. Players like Boyd are ok in domestic football but nowhere near good enough at a decent European level.
Arsenal to sign :
Yoan Gouffran from SM Caen (French league)
Franck Ribery from O. M (French league) for $14million
that's the only two signings this summer both already done deals.
I think Hleb Ljungberg Gilberto Silva Lehman Sendoros are playing there last year next year unless they leave earlier.
Sydney FC are interested in the services of Nuno Gomes. The Portugal striker looks set to leave Benfica in the summer and Sydney are looking for a marquee player
Luke Young - (£3m)
Jonathan Wooodgate - (£7m)
J-Lloyd Samuel - Free
Diomansy Kamara - (£4m)
Fabio Rochemback - £ (3m) - West Ham
Jason Euell - Free - Crystal Palace
Stuart Parnaby - Free - Everton
Malcolm Christie - £ (500k) - Ipswich
Boro will keep the youngsters coming through as they don't have much transfer funds available so you will see these next season:
With this squad Gareth Southgate believes a top 8 -10 finish is a good target.
(: Sunderland: )
Even if Sunderland fail to get promotion we will still sign the majority of these.
Robbie Keane / Bent / Bellamy (8m, Tottenham / 9m, Charlton / 7m, Liverpool) we will sign atleast one of these three, same with these three.
Alliadere / Nugent / Defoe (3m, Arsenal / 5m + Tommy Miller, Preston / 8.5, Tottenham)
Neil Lennon (free, Celtic)
Graveson (1.5m, Celtic)
Hughes (free, Aston Villa)
Wes Brown / O'Shea (5m, man utd)
Ole (free, man u)
Jonny Evans (1 year loan extension, man u)
Danny Simpson (750k, man u)
Routledge (4m, Tottenham70% unlikely but could go through)
Giles Barnes (4m, Derby) only if Derby don't get promoted
Tommy Miller (500k or swap, Preston)
Kevin Smith (out on loan to?)
Wright, clive clark (free and 200k to the championship) riera (free, Plymouth)
Moquet (free, div1)
Varga (free, foreign country)
Liverpool are plotting a massive bid for Kaka. Gillette and Hicks have told Rafa that he can have one player of his choice on big, big money and the rest we will not OVER-spend on. G&H want Liverpool to become world wide and Brazil would follow Liverpool a lot more. It would also increase the amount of Brazilians going to Liverpool in the future. Kaka delivers marketing business and big business on the field. Many people believe that he would have to play CM but he will play behind the striker.
The deal could be a massive offer if Kaka decides to leave. If he is unsure, Benitez may be willing to part with either Reina (!) or Sissoko. AC want a replacement for Dida who has been awful.
45million or reina+36mil or Sissoko+35mil.
I see Celtic fans have been having wet dreams again on here, please keep the rumours realistic and step in to the real world, some of you're rumours are ridiculous and just pure and utter fantasy. Strachan will spend no more than £10m and even that is only if he gets some of the over-paid, over-hyped, Billy big time's out the door (Gravesen/ Jarosik/ Miller/ Riordan etc) and he certainly won't be spending £6m on one particular player. Also, get it into your heads that Scott Brown AND Stevie Naismith are Rangers fans and neither have any interest in joining Wee Strachan's version of The Benny Hill Show.
Brown (Hibs) 4m
Naismith (Kilmarnock) 1m
McFadden (Everton) 2.5m
Webster (Wigan) £500,000
Broadfoot (St. Mirren) nominal fee
Gow (FalKirk) free
Hansson (Herenveen) free
Also heard a from a good source recently that if Walter Smith feels he needs him, David Murray will sanction a £3m move for Craig Gordon. This is the ONLY player Murray is prepared to pay money for over and above the £8m transfer funds already allocated. Remember where !