Football Rumours Archive April 29 2007
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Not really a rumour-Scott Brown wants to stay in Scotland, he is a Rangers fan however believes Celtic is a better destination with Lennon, Graveson and Jarosik likely to leave. He does not have a great relationship with Ferguson, Hemdani is Gers player of the year and Thomson is a new signing so knows he may not play in his preferred positon. The £4mill price tag is too much for either of the old firm teams and Premiership teams have the money to spend with Boro, Bolton and Spurs extremely interested to name a few.
Mass exodus at Newcastle iminent. defense will be changed dramatically. Ashton, Sidwell and Wes Brown definite 2 pull on the Black n White shirt.
Edgar (contract expiring)
Sibierski (contract expiring)
Siwell 100% free
Baines / bridge
surprise signing expcted
What are the chances of Bellamy putting the Toon strip on again?
Nathan Porritt to AVFC for 2 mil
Some rumours floating about in Glasgow, Gers to bid for Nuno Gomes from Benfica for Ammunition in the European Games as Boyd is not good enough at that level, Brown, Webster and Naismith are all Done Deals expect Gers to Rival Celtic for the Signature of Stephen Appiah as Walter thinks he needs someone who can fight and win a midfield battle also heard Gers are trying to get Craig Gordon from under Arsenal&Man U's noses but Hearts would rather sell to the Premiership giants and not a rival club also a young chilen playmaker who is on Rangers and Arsenals radors meant to be the next big thing from south america also a loan deal for Alan Smith remember people just rumours I've heard in various pubs in Glasgow
I had to laugh at the numpty who had been going on about Celtic fans to keep the rumours realistic then goes on to say that Rangers will spend £8m on players this summer What planet are you on? I wish Rangers fans will get it into your heads that you are skint and the Murray gravy train has run dry!
Now that I've got that message across, I hear a rumour that Scott Brown has apparently agreed a deal with Celtic, as have Hibs. I have to stress I'm not sure how true this is. I have also heard Roy Makaay's name mentioned as being the big name Celtic will be signing this summer. Hail Hail!
Celtic will swoop for Craig Bellamy or Robbie Keane in the summer, the only major 'blue-chip' signing of their summer. A replacement for Neil Lennon will be priority, but with Scott Brown heading to Ibrox, replacements are few and far between. A possible season-long contract for Michael Stewart could be on the cards. More attractive names such as Darren Fletcher (loan) and Anatoliy Tymoschuk (now at Zenit) won't be heading to Parkhead. Gravesen may have to be kept on if a suitable replacement isn't found. Steed Malbranque of Spurs is a target (swap for Jarosik) while closer to home Julien Brellier is another target. Darren Huckerby and Kevin Doyle are forward targets, while Craig Gordon is being lined up if Artur Boruc signs for Arsenal, Man United or Milan.
Liverpool will have a big striker come in, the problem for us in in the wings too though and you really can expect bids for KAKA and HENRY. I see some truth in the DISTIN rumour too, but dependant on if sami wants to stay or go. DISTIN will be free, Henry cheap at just £8m plus CARSON. We may get ALMUNIA like some guy mentioned before, another spaniard would make sense, plus he aren't half bad. Kaka will be big business on many fronts, not so much Brazil, but Italy and Europe (where we already huge) would really buy into the Liverpool way! Masch holding off for Xabi Gerrard Kaka Kuyt and Henry would be similar to El Trio at Barca. Shame Henry isn't 5 years younger! I wouldn't be surprised though with Henry being cheap, and the marketing value of both nearly breaking us even alone, with a bid for Eto'o too! Maybe, n this is the real dream for the kop, If Kewell stayed fit too, and Pennant improves even further, we could really win it in style! Speed pace technique agression strength passion flair defense attack and counter, these lads will do it all! Viva Sissoko!
Lets Get a few things straight.
1. Manuel Fernandes will NOT sign Permanently for Everton he'll sign for AS ROMA. Why you ask? Because the blues don't have enough money because they practically went broke when they signed JoLeon LeScott and Andy Johnson.
2. Daniel Alves will not sign for Arsenal or Manu He'll choose between Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona Real Madrid and Inter.
3. Samuel Eto'o will only leave if its for Liverpool because he almost joined the reds when Real Madrid signed Owen.
4. Fernando Torres is likely to leave La Liga for Man United or Liverpool.
5. Chelsea will only sign Miguel and Benni Mccarthy (Mourinho Regards him highly)
6. Newcastle will get Salamon Kalou and Mark Gonzalez on loan if they want them which is likely.
7. Thierry Henry won't sign for Liverpool becoz he is 30 years old.
8. Nani will definitely NOT sign for SPURS he along with MOutinho will Join REAL MADRID.
9. Dietmar hamann could return to Newcaslte for one final season in England
Man United to sign: Hargreaves, Vaughan
Chelsea to sign: Alex, Ibrahimovic (Crespo staying at inter)
Liverpool to Sign: Puerta, Huntelaar
Arsenal to sign: Dani Alvesand Renato Augusto'new Kaka'
Liverpool and Werder bremen are in secret talks about bringing miroslav klose to Anfield
Bolton will surprisingly join the race to sign Liverpool striker, Craig Bellamy when he becomes available in the summer for around £6.5 million. Most are aware that Aston Villa will make a move for him, whilst others believe that even Roy Keane's Sunderland may try and lure the Welsh striker.
Liverpool are eying up Sao Paulo right back Ilsinho if they can't get their primary target, Daniel Alves. The 21 year old Ilsinho has also been linked with Milan, sio Liverpool would face a fight for his signature.
Chelsea to sign the following this summer:
Liverpool spending 100+million ? 45-50million going on Kaka ? I'd have less chance scoring in a brothel with 50million taped to my underpants.
Benitez is a bit shrewder and wiser. LFC need - 2 strikers, 1 R. sided def/ mid, 1 good CD, 1 attacking M/ forward
Alves - will have to pay top $ to beat Chelski
Simao - will have to fend off Man United.
Lucas Neil - bargain when West Ham go down.
Vincent Kompany - may come if English teams in final of Euro Cup
David Villa - Valencia will do business but will involve players going other way.
Giles Barnes - only if Derby not promoted
Fernando Torres - NOT a done deal for Man United - or Raul/ Tevez either at a cut down price.
Out will be:
Dudek - free
Zenden - free
Le Tallec - free
Fowler - free
Hyppia - 1 Sunderland
Pongolle - 1. 5 Recreavo
Kewell - 3 Tottenham
Bellemy - 7 Blackburn
Cisse - 6. 5 Lyon/ Marseille
Wake up and smell the Mersey.
Arsenal defender Matthew Connolly will join League Two outfit Barnet on a year long loan deal next season. Connolly is being tipped to become the next Tony Adams, and would benefit from spending a season elsewhere getting first team football every week. Justin Hoyte spent last season on loan at Sunderland and has since established himself as part of the furniture in The Arsenalnal first team squad, signing a new four year deal in the process, while Danish youngster Nicklas Bendtner has been in top form for Birmingham this season, breaking into his national team and commanding a place in The Arsenalnal side next term alongside the likes of Thierry Henry, EmManuel Adebayor and Robin van Persie. A year away for Connolly, who would gladly accept the move as Barnet is a stone's throw from the Emirates stadium, could see him be the long term defensive partner for Kolo Toure at the club.
Despite rumours already circulating, there is no way Robert Earnshaw will leave Norwich for Watford this Summer-so forget that one. Both player and his representatives -as well as Norwich!- would see it as a backwards step, to a club that is certainly not bigger than Norwich, nor has as much potential. The £4 Million mentioned as well is also nonsense, Norwich spent nearly that amount buying him from West Brom in the first place! £6 Million a nearer asking price (and reasonable, if Ashley Young is worth £9.5 Million!) and if Earnshaw does depart Carrow Road, expect clubs like Everton, Sunderland (if promoted) or even Newcastle as more likley suitors.
Mourinho has a budget of 30million to spend this season. This is where it will go:
1) Daniel Alves-covers RB and RM position (17mil)
2) Tal Ben Haim-covers CB (back up) (free)
-Glen Johnson, Mancienne, Sinclair and Sahar will be part of the quad as well.
-expect Michael Ballack to play a strikers role next season when players go to African cup of nations.
Leaving will be:
1) Makelele (5mil)
2) Ferreira (4mil)
Mikel, Essien, Drogba and Kalou will go to the African cup of Nations.
First thing first, I know a lot about the Italian league and can 100% squash a few rumours here. Kaka WILL NOT be moving to the Premiership next season, as much as Manchester United and Liverpool fans want to naively believe that he will be joining their club. Forget about it, 100% not going to happen.
MAN UTD: Ferguson's top transfer targets are Owen Hargreaves and Darren Bent. He is also very interested in Morten Gamst Pedersen.
CHELSEA: Mourinho will still be at the club. His top targets are Micah Richards and Inter Milan's Adriano. The Adriano transfer poses a lot of stumbling blocks as he loves the life he has in Italy and Inter do not need or want to sell.
ARSENAL: Gallas wants to move on, and Real Madrid will sign him. Wenger will send Baptista back. Reyes will be sold to a team in Spain. Wenger's targets are Franck Ribery, Dean Ashton and West Brom's Curtis Davies.
LIVERPOOL: Benitez wants Daniel Alves, Simao and Fernando Torres. Oout will go Luis Garcia and Sammi Hyppia.
Glasgow Rangers will sign Gordon from Hearts Naismith from Killie, and Brown from Hibs 100% True
Currently rewiring an apartment in Altrincham which has been bought by Jermain Defoe. Can't see him signing for my team City, must be on his way to the swamp to play for the rags.
LFC to sign: Torres 20mil plus Garcia, Kaka 30mil plus Sissoko, Simao 10mil, Richards 8mil plus Hyypia. Outs: Zenden - PSV 1mil, Folwer - Sunderland/ Rangers free, Bellamy - Villa 6mil, Cisse - Barcelona 8mil. Lfc next season - reina/ Carson/ padelli, Finnan/ darby, Carra/ Richards, Agger/ Arbeloa, Riise/ Aurelio, Gerrard/ Pennant, Alonso/ masch, Simao/ Kewell, Kaka, Kuyt/ Crouch, Torres/ Voronin. =MB=
If West Ham stay up, Egert Maggnuson will hand Alan Curbishley £15 million to spend on players, and he will also be able to spend any money made on the sale of other players.
Marlon Harewood will be offloaded to either Fulham, Wigan or Charlton (whichever is in the Premiership - IF Hammers stay up), whilst Benayoun may still be offloaded along with Anton Ferdinand and even Reo Coker.
Curbishley will get the go ahead to sign Darren Bent if they stay in the Premiership for around £10.5 million to form a TEVEZ and BENT partnership with Zamora providing cover along with Boa Morte who will be occasionally used up front.
IF WHUFC are relegated - expect them to be given a smaller budget.
EUROPEAN BIG TRANSFER RUMOURS
Huntelaar - AC Milan
Heitenga - AC Milan
Quagliarella - AC Milan
Saviola - Juventus
Toni - Juventus
Sneijder - Valencia
Diego - Real Madrid
Van der Vaart - Barcelona
Quaresma - Inter Milan
Nani - Man United
Adriano - Chelsea
Deco - Chelsea
Eto'o - Inter Milan
After Gabriel Paletta's shaky showing in the Portsmouth game, Rafa Benitez will look to loan him out to a championship team in order for him to gain some much needed experience. The stopper is highly rated at Anfield and in Argentina, but has struggled to adapt to the English game with so little games under his belt. In his absence, Jack Hobbs will move upto the first team squad behind Carragher, Agger and Hyypia.
If Liverpool win the Champions league Benitez will sign both Torres and Eto'o, also wanted are Quaresma and Iaquinta.
The Gunners will only get Ribery and will secure Baptista. Henry, Wenger and Lehmann will be staying for 1 more year then all leave to the clubs of their choice.
Manchester United to bring in Tevez, Hagreaves, Huntelaar while Chelsea will bring in Adriano or David Villa, Chelsea are also looking for a very strong defender.
AC Milan will buy Ronaldinho!
Inter will make Crespo permanent and buy Robben from Chelsea.
Juventus wants to revamp their squad with the likes of Toni and Heinze.
Barcelona are going to bid for Villa and Lampard as replacements for Ronaldinho and Eto'o.
Real Madrid are going to bid for Spanish talent in the EPL. Fabregas and Alonso are likely to sign. S4 inside info.
Nugent to Everton
Alves to Liverpool
albonlahor or grouffran to Arsenal
Richards to Chelsea
Sidwell to Newcastle
Bellamy to Aston Villa
Saviola to Real Madrid
yohann pele to Arsenal
Abidal to Arsenal/ Barcelona
Reo-Coker or Fernandes to Everton
s. brown to Celtic
Defoe to Man United
w. brown to Newcastle
Reyes to real zargoza
Rangers have about £6m to spend in the summer and Celtic have around £12m
Rangers will sign:
Goalkeeper - Free-£400k
Webster - £500k
Broadfoot - £20k
Gow - Free
McCulloch - £1.5m
Naismith - £1.5m
Striker - £3m
Celtic will sign:
Wing-back - Free-£500k
Brown - £4m
Geraerts - Free
Defensive-midfielder - £3m-£4m
Scott McDonald - £650k
Striker - £3m-£6m
Im a Rangers fan and this will be right, we don't have mega money to spend and Celtic will spend big money on 2 midfielders and a striker.
Scott Brown will go to Celtic and we'll sign Naismith.