Football Rumours Archive June 29 2006
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Valencia CF to bring in Alberto Zapater, Simao Sabrosa, Taye Taiwo, Steven Defour, and Diego Forlan before the transfer window closes. Oh, and before I forget; Keep dreaming Liverpool fans, David Villa is WAY out of your reach. You guys can't even claim the Rafa Benitez connection on that rumour, cause Villa was brought in by Quique. Keep dreaming though, maybe in about 5 years if his contract hasn't been renewed by then.
Arsenal to sign:
Buffon - 10 million pounds (plus 7 million debt relief)
Yaya - 9 million pounds
Mascherano - 12 million pounds
Total spend: 38 million pounds
Arsenal to sell Cole to Madrid for 16 million pounds and Campbell to Fernerbache for $10 million pounds to fund the majority of the transfers listed above. _ _
Rocisky Yaya Cesc Hleb
Clichy Senderos Toure Eboue
ronaldo want a move to madrid and SAF will sold him because
he is not benefit the team(too individualistic).Manyoo will receive probably
25mil.the replacement has been considered and SAF want Joaquin or Lennon or Barnetta
to replace Ronaldo..
torres also will come as he want to partner rooney.he will turned down chelsea because
he doesn't want be benchwarmer like wright-philips or crespo.the fee is around 25mil
ruud will join ac milan or inter(if adriano sign for real madrid) or bayern
SAF also will sign
2 midfielder and it will be mascherano or vogel or senna or carrick for the defensive role
then the attacking midfielder would be riquelme or van der vaart or sneijder but krancjar is more likely to signed
left winger also will be bought if funds is available and it will be vicente or zhirkov or downing
Bad luck to the aussies after being robbed of a quaterfinal beth.(Classic Italian goal, dive, penalty.)
After good showings in the cup a few australians will be on the move.
-Tim Cahill has become a back up option if the carrick deal goes through at manchester united for around 8.5m.
-Lucas Neill is on his way to Barcalona for 5m.
-Luke Wilkshire has become a target for reading and sheffield united. Dutch clubs az alkmaar and fc twente also interested.
Also ghanain striker gyan will make a move to the premership. Blackburn, bolton and watford are possible locations.
To the EFC fans talking about Nolan to Everton and Carsley to Bolton. Firstly, Nolan is not going to Everton ! He was asked face to face at the Player of the Year Awards and was adament that not only was the rumour rubbish but he wouldnt move there anyway. As far as Carsley is concerned, how is a player who cant get in Everton's team going to play more regularly in a team that finished higher in the premier league and is a better team already ?
Quinton Fortune has signed for Bolton ! You heard it first.
Hamman will complete his move on Thursday !
Lets get things straight, 1st, Mascherano will not be going to Chelsea, it was part of the Obi Mikeldeal that they would allow United to try and sign him. Plus the fact that Chelsea already have in excess of 10 midfield players.
2nd, Torres is almost a done deal, as confirmed by Gary Lineker on MOTD, Alan Green on Radio 5, and by the commentators on Talk Sport, who let slip his final destination as Man United.
RvN, unfortunately will be sold, he will join Bayern Munich. The value of the transfer will be £7M plus Owen Hargreaves who has impressed SAF over the course of the World Cup due to his versatility.
Carrick will come in to partner Mascherano, at a cost of appprox £14M.
Finally, Muntari will come in, he can play on both wings, and also as an attacking midfielder.
Out will go, Richardson, Silvestre, RvN, Scholes, Giggs (January)
We can already see from speculation that Benitez won't sign Villa or Torres but will still spend big.
- Craig Bellmay (£6 million - Blackburn)
- Simao Sabrosa (£13 million - Benfica)
- Daniel Alves (£9 million - Sevilla)
- Dirk Kuyt (£8 million - Feyenoord)
- Mark Gonzalez (Paid - Albacete)
- Gabi Paletta (Undisc. - Banfield)
- Fabio Aurelio (FREE - Valenica)
- F.Morientes (£4 million - Valencia)
- Djibril Cisse (LOAN - Marseille)
- Didi Hamman (£800,000 - Bolton)
- F.Sinama-P (£3 million - Lyon)
- A.LeTallec (£1.5 million- PSG)
- Bolo Zenden (£1.5 million- Wigan)
- Djimi Traore (£2 million - Newcastle)
- Jerzy Dudek (£2 million - Benfica)
- C.Kirkland (LOAN - Wigan)
there seems to be alot of sour grapes from the Celtic fanes over PLC and forthcoming signings. Im a Man U fan but even i can see that Celtic are worries and see a storm coming.
SAF will sign Torres and Ronaldo is going to Real so expect further big signings
Hi, just heard RANGERS will get essien from CHELSEA on loan in the next 2 days for a season to get the midfeilder first-team football! 100% true!
Baden - Baden one of the journalists writing for the BBC reported on Monday about the possibility of Torres signing for Man U. Apparently rumours are rife about this deal amoung the foreign press and one reliable source claimed that Torres had despatched his people to find him a house in Manchester. Not my words but a BBC journalist on the BBC World cup blog. So all Arsenal fans & chelsea fans stop linking your teams to him cus it aint gunner happen! Man will also get carrick & riquelme for the new midfield. Ruud will sign for Bayern Munich but I reckon his price has dropped due to a poor world cup display!
Man utd news
man utd have 10 players who they are going to try buy they are going to opt 4 youth and the need 4 experience in some positions.
van der sar
miguel(6m)ferdinand vidic heinze
ronaldo sneider senna(5m) vicente/kalenchenko
Sheffield United to sign Derek Boateng and a striker called asamoah Gyan. Both played for ghana in world cup
Kompany to Newcastle, he's signed for Hamburg. Please keep up. In regards to striker I do believe that GR will stick to Prem. proven strikers. Kuyt would be a nice purchase but he will go for Bent 7mil (could have had for 1mil when we bought Ambrose, gutted), Ashton 12mil (prize jewels dont come cheap) and Trundle 2.5-3mil add Steed Malbranque to the equation. NICE!!!
Rob Hulse to sign for Sheffield United in deal worth 500,000 and Geoff Horsfield.
To the Newcastle fan who claimed they would sign Kompany. Wake up mate he signed for Hamburg HSV last week. At least have some basis for your rumours. As for my club Arsenal we will sign Buffon (£9m + wipe out Vieira debt), Mascherano (£15m), Torres (£25m) [Man Utd anbd Chelsea fans stop dreaming he said in a press conference two monthst ago that he wants to join Arsenal this summer and asked Athletico Madrid to make it happen], Davies (£7m) and Trabelsi (free). Out will go Lauren (£4m), Ljungberg (£8m), Campbell (£4m), Cygan (£750k). Wait and see.
Celtic fans that think these players are coming should get a life one Giggs would not join celtic and also why would graversen join celtic when he has clubs like man u and arsenal wanting him also celtic will not sighn kronjcar as he is joining rangers
Rangers will also sign players from the african nations
Ghana - Derek BOATENG, George OWU
Cameroon - Daniel NGOM KOME
Nigeria - Julius AGHAHOWA,Isaac OKORONKWO
rangers will also sign 2big plyers and will aslo bring in Zidan as a player coach
Big players in
ST - Landon DONOVAN
MD - Alou DIARRA
rangers will also sign Sidney Govou next summer when his contract has run out as he want to join plg the three trialist will also sign on as the one from juventus will get released when they r relegated for match fixing.
First of all I must say there are some pathetic rumours posted on here sometimes. Someone said last week that Thierry Henry will leave Arsenal even though he signed a new four year deal before the World Cup. I have heard, though, that Carlisle United are planning to offer Martin Keown a three year contract to become their new manager. Carlisle are on the lookout for a new boss after they lost Paul Simpson to Preston.
John Hartson moving to West Brom is probably better news for Wigan than Bryan Robson's side. Hartson has signed a two year deal at the Hawthorns, and his signature now means that Nathan Ellington will step up his interest in returning to the JJB. Ellington has been linked with a move back to Paul Jewell's side in a triple deal which would also take Zoltan Gera and Curtis Davies to Wigan, but Hartson's signing means Robson now at least has a striker to replace Ellington should the transfer take place.
with chelsea fans stating that only they could buy Tevez and Mascherano due to Abramovic not letting them go anywhere else, something has to be said. it is, 100%, ILLEGAL to have control over more than one club. i do not claim to know the intricacies of abramovic's connections with corinthians, but if he is connected enough for him to choose the destination of their best players, that is definately illegal. also, it would not answer for the fact that corinthians have ALREADY refused a £27m bid from chelsea for Tevez! i will not deny that stamford bridge is a likely destination for the player, i just find it offensive that people beleive it is abramovic's club to control. unconfirmed reports in argentina are in fact stating that arsenal have agreed a £14m fee for mascherano, but this appears to not yet be for certain.
Now I'm personally excited with the links of villa to liverpool but I can't see it happening. Also Liverpool have been told that simao will cost them 14 mil although I think that a bid of 12 mil would possibly be accepted. With the unlikliness of rafa paying 12 - 14 mil for him our right wing problem will be solved with either Joaquin (Rafa may spend alot of money on him because he is a class act) Zapater, Prieto Rodriguez or Victor Sanchez. The latter if bought would most likely be cover for another of the wingers. If the Villa transfer fails then maybe a dutchman. Either Kuyt or Huntelaar. More likely Kuyt but I personally think he has been unimpressive at the world cup so again Rafa might be inclined to splash out a bit more on Huntelaar. Torres and Defoe are out of the question.
--- Eddy C ---
M U news chelsea will not sig torres this was part of obi deal on the condition they wouldnt sign 3 mu summer signings that are torres,requelme and masherano instead chelsea will sign tevez.c ronaldo agent has said he wants to go to real madrid but after the disloyalty shown by ronaldo saf will only sell to barca or inter or even lyon to spite real . the only way real will get him if they offer beckham back 2 united and 25m........
Newcastle united could sign Dirk Kuyt
Birmingham will follow up the signing of Stephen Kelly by signing Danny Shittu for 1.7m rising to 2 million, Chris Morgan 300k, Hamed Namouchi 750k and Jason Roberts 2m. Reading will make the triple signing of Emile Heskey, Julian Gray and Stephen Clemence for 8 million.
Liverpool will make a shock bid for David Villa as rumours in the spanish camp say that he has been talking to Reina, Alonso, Garcia about how he missed out on Liverpool last season because Zaragoza wouldnt except Liverpools original 7 million pound bid and 8 million was excepted from Valencia so he joined them. He has also said aswell he wants a move to the premiership as he wants to further his career and sees Liverpool being the team as theres already a spanish contingent there. Its only 70/30 chance of this happening because of the potential price tag being a problem but theres more and more chance of it happenening if Liverpool sort out a investment which is still in negotiations. If no team bids for him Liverpool could get him for 15 million and Dirk Kuyt is being used as a smoke screen to divert attention away from Villa
AW comments on how he feel that Kuyt is a target of his clearly means that he has given up hope on getting Torres his top target will people get real only Chelski and Manure can afford him in the Prem. I dont understand people saying Ashton is a target for the Toon I would love the Toonto get him but he has just signed for West Ham and he got in the FA cup final. If Newcastle even think about getting Heskey I will cry all of next season he isn't a good player. Newcastle will go for Bent, Malbrance (I know its the wrong spelling) Neill/Chimbonda, Bridge. The Toon will have a good team next season we have a level headed manager for once and decent players so there is no reason why we shouldn't.
Carrick is staying and will play along side Zakora ..... The only stumbling block is will Spurs change their wage structure to meet his demands ........... If not expect Audacious bid for Patrick Viera ...once Juve's problems are finalised ..... Stephen Kelly to Birmingham along with Calum Davenport...... Mr Jol still comtemplating and discussing with Defoe wether to let him go and make a bid for either Martins - Torres or ............wait for it RONALDO !!!
Steve Sidwell was offered £16k a week by Charlton which Reading finally matched this week. He was set to stay with us but now Man City have offered him £25k a week which he will (of course) take up. He will be a man City player very shortly.
To all those idiots who are linking Mascherano to other clubs it is totally FALSE Abramovich has Corinthians in his palm he would not let any of their players go to chelsea`s rival clubs cause he helped them out of bankruptcy! Now for the true transfers : CHELSEA will sign
1) TORRES (MANPOO AND ARSENEL DONT HAVE THE BUCKS TO AFFORD HIM) for 35 m.
2) NESTA (as Gallas wants to go the other way)for 12 m + Gallas
3) LAHM (for the vacant left back pos)for 10.5 m
4) TEVEZ (depends on Crespo)
1) DEL HORNO (back to spain)
2) DUFF (to the spurs)
3) C.COLE(to celtic)
4) GALLAS(to AC MILAN)
WATCH OUT MANPOO!!
Arsenal probable team next season:
27.Eboue 6.Davies?? 28.Toure 3.Cole
8.Ljungberg 15.Fabregas 7.Rosicky 9.Reyes
I have a very reliable source at arsenal and they will be putting a bid for fernando torres, but whether we get him or not i dont know
CELTIC WILL SIGN KADLEC(2MIL),KRANKJAR FAE CROATIA FUR 3 MIL , NEDVED FUR FREE COS EES DANE EES COACHIN BADGES HEER, N CARLTON COLE COS EES NO GONY GET A GAME IT CHELSEA WAE DROGBA SHEVCHENKO N WHOEVER ELSE THEY SIGH FS. REMEMBER THE NAME
MOAN THE HOOPS
plymouth argyle under the new management are keeping tabs on bristol rovers' junior agogo and also on veteran for back up because of the lasck of firepower due to the realese of micky 'trigger' evans they are also keen on a midfielder thought to be mark noble on a season long loan
ARSENAL NEWS Please no more Torres,Klose,Yaya or Adriano stories as they aren't going to happen.Arsenal will sign Gianluigi Buffon(juventus),Dirk Kuyt(feyenoord)and Javier Mascherano(corinthians).Others could be Nuri Sahin(borussia dortmund)and Fernando Gago(boca juniors).Hatem Trabelsi also looks likely to sign on a bosman.
can i just reply to the Celtic fans who are having a go at us Gers boys Re: Ronaldo & ZZ, we started these rumours as a p-take to the "journalists" who infest FollowFollow, as thats where they get most of their "news" from, in no way do we think that these guys would ever come to Rangers. on another note, Elmander to sign for £3m & Rangers up their bid for Clement 1 more time to £2m
TO EVERTON FAN REGARDING NOLAN
alrite mate regarding the nolan saga this is the most information i know when i was at bellefeild in april kevin nolan drove in , in a silver range rover i think he went in for talks with moyes everton have about 3 million to spend we will also sell naysmith to celtic for 2 million pounds plus kevin kilbane will sign for aston villa for 2 million that leaves everton with 6 million. bolton value nolan at 10 million but everton will give 6 mil and simon davies. i personally think nolan has agreed personal terms. i also think that moyes has not unveiled his intrest because big clubs could come in for him for example man utd could put in a 15 million pound bid in tomorrow and he would go there so thats why i think moyes has kept it quiet.nolan is a well known red i just think he wants to move back were he was born.
Everton team 06/07 tim howard
andy van der meyde
Alex McLeish will not be taking over at Sunderland, Niall Quinn's proposed take over will be completed by the end of the week, He will be taking charge of the team until Martin O'Neil decides to come in and his first signing is rumoured to be former favourite and strike partner Kevin Phillips.
Nick From Sunderland
Sir Alex is goin to sign Barton 5m, Carrick,15m and finally Mascherano for 16-20m. Once Sir Alex has sorted the midfield problem expect Man U to challenge chelsea, arsenal and liverpool for the title. United will line up like this.
I think this is realistic as players will surely leave. Making the funds avaliable.
christiano ronaldo to madrid £25 million,
rvn to munich £8 million plus hargreaves,
silvestre to tottenham part of lennon deal,
fergie gets £12 million from chelsea from john obi mikel.
that gives SAF £45 million to spend plus money already in the kitty put to one side for transfers by the glaziers.
torres £25 million,
maxi rodrigues £15 million,
aaron lennon £7 million plus silvestre,
hargreaves (part of ruud deal)
carrick £14 million.
total 61 milllion
line up next season
CONGRATULATIONS FERRGIE THE TITLE IS COMING HOME!
Motherwell's Richie Foran will join Aberdeen in a swap deal for Stevie Crawford.
STOKE CITY NEWS;Potters to sign David Thompson,Tony Capaldi,Neil Mellor,Paul Gallagher,David Norris also big rumour David Nugent for £1.5 MILLION FROM PRESTON.
hi all. MUFC expected 2 conclude deals 4 a number of players over the next week or 2. sir alex (or rather carlos quieroz who's having more and more influence) believes 4-3-3 is the only way to be successful nowadays so expect players to fit that formation.
Gattuso - 6m
Carrick - 12m + Richardson
Maxi Rodrigues + Fernando Torres - joint 35m bid
Richardson - part of Carrick deal
RVN - 12m Bayern
Smith - 6m A.Villa
RONALDO - 20m Madrid
MONEY IN - 38m MONEY OUT - 53m
this IS possible as 12m from chelski 4 mikel means glazers not having to use up much £ at all.
possible line up ---
NEVILLE FERDINAND VIDIC HEINZE
GATTUSO CARRICK SCHOLES
MAXI RODRIGUES ROONEY
MUFC DOWNSIE 53
mido to newcastle will be announced soon. markmywords. samba boy...
matt lawrence of millwall to crystal palace for 325,000. wait and see..!!
newcastle to sign boro's mark viduka in swap deal with james milner the deal will be completed next week, newcastle will also sign jermain defoe in a 10 million pound deal.
Middlesbrough will make a bid for ex tottenham man mido also christian wilhelmsson, philip degan and joey barton. massimo maccarone will move to one of italys big clubs if they are relegated after match fixing scandel.
Reading have a transfer kitty of £9m+ and will sign:
+ 2/3 other signings from Ireland,Asia or America
and 1/2 other fringe players. poss Oster
Torres to Liverpool.
Sevilla cut a deal with liverpool to stay out of the Aguero transfer, and agreed a deal there and then, the price? 15m!!!!!!
Norwich have made an official approach to crystal palace for midfielder Mikele leigertwood rumored to be around £750,000
LIVERPOOL FC NEWS David Villa will be Rafa's first signing after the world cup, costing around 13-16 million. Villa is probably one of the best centre forwards around at this moment in time. Other signings will include Alves for 10 mil, Aurelio for a bosman, Simao for 11 mil and Aimar (fingers crossed) for around 8 mil. Aimar in my opinion is deffinately under-rated by many. Liverpool squad next season will be: GK. Reina/Carson/Dudek
CB. Carragher/Agger/Hyypia/Paletta LB. Riise/Aurelio RB. Finnan/Alves CM. Gerrard/Alonso/Sissoko/Hamann LM. Gonzalez/Kewell RM. Simao/Anderson AM. Aimar/ Luis Garcia CF. Crouch/Villa/Bellamy/Fowler/Cisse EXPECT the UNEXPECTED. JPW
ARSENAL WILL NOT BUY TORRES, BUT NEITHER WILL MANU. If he goes to the EPL it would only be to Chelsea, because the other clubs do not have the funds or are spending them on someone else. A more likely possibility for Torres would be to go to Italy or stay at Atletico, as he is too loyal to his boyhood favorite club to sign for Real or Barcelona.
ARSENAL will sign Buffon-2mil + Vieira debt, Trabelsi-free, Davies-6mil, Thuram(if Campbell leaves)-free, Saviola-7mil, Ribery-8mil(although may go up after his fantastic WC match against Spain) and one of the following three for no more than 10mil: Yaya Toure, Mascherano, or Steven Appiah-as Turkish papers report Arsenal has shown interest in the Fenerbace and Ghana superstar.TOTAL 33 mil
OUTS - Reyes(Real Madrid) -18mil, Campbell(Fenerbace or Pompey)-8mil, Lauren(Sevilla)-6mil, Cygan(Lille)-1mil. TOTAL 33mil.
BIG MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS!!!
Manchester WILL SIGN TORRES, as it is a done deal for 27mil (thanx chelski!) as well as CARRICK for 15mil, RIQUELME for 18mil, and a ukranian midfielder for 3.5mil. But the biggest suprise will be SAF's shock signing of another American keeper. His name is Ryan Martin and he is 19 years old and shining for Waldorf College in the states. I've seen videos and he is spectacular, although a bit on the short side. Perhaps Howard won't come back now!!!!!
If Redknapp can't tempt either Sol Campbell or Matthew Upson to Fratton Park, he will consider a move for Jean Allain Boumsong who he thinks can be a hit in the Premiership for Pompey after a distatrous time in Newcastle kit!
Spurs, Chelski and Manure are all chasing Argentinian world cup star Maxi Rodriguez. Spurs also interested in RVN but probably won't get him. All the above clubs are interested in Mascherano along with the gunners.
To all Celtic fans who are adament the Gers are skint. The reason Mr. Murray has stated Rangers do not have large amounts of money to spend is to stop Rangers being held ransom by other clubs over transfer fees if they know Rangers have the cash. By saying Rangers 'don't have ten million' these clubs will not hold out for such high prices. It's sound buisness sense.
Now to the rumours, as this is a rumour site. Rangers will sign Clement by the end of next week and deals are in the pipeline for Elmander and Rennes youngster Jimmy Briand.
The league flag will be home at ibrox next season so enjoy it while you can, celtic
maxi rodriquez to liverpool u heard it first from me
Covenrty will sign Colin Cameron in the next day or so and with no keeper on coventry's books expect to see two new faces in Neil Alexander and Thomas Myrhe, Izale McLeod may be on his way but city face competion from birmingham, wolves and west brom so if we are unsuccessful Marian Parhars will, David Thompson will return to the Sky Blues and Andy Reid and Steven Hamill will also come in watch this space.
Millwall will complete the signing of Derek McInnes from Dundee Utd tomorrow and expect some more new faces in with a defender the main target so Ady Williams will come from Coventry on a free.
sheff wednesday will swoop for arsenal goalkeeper Mart Poom after missing out on Scott Carson watch this space.
jean alian boumsong and stilian petrov to portsmouth in the next few days
crystal palace and cardiff city will battle it out for striker Francis Jeffers but Jeffers prefers to stay in london so might prefer palace
kenny cunningham is poised to join either coventry or southampton on a free transfer from birmingham
Milan Baros has agreed a £6.5m move to Blackburn on a 4 year deal
Luca Toni will definitely be playing at the San Siro next season, although im not sure whether it will be for Inter or AC Milan. AC Milan are itnerested in Ruud Van Nistelrooy but more interested in Toni. We will see although Munich are really interested in the Dutch and Man U striker
Newcastle will within 2 weeks announce the exciting signings of Darren Bent and Dean Ashton
Also NUFC are still in talks with Chelsea for the loan signing of Shaun Wright Phillips.As for the rumours of NUFC signing that goon from Birmingham City Emile Heskey come on get real there is not a hope in hell chance
As i reported yesterday (28/06/06). Defoe will be on his way to West Ham if the two teams can agree a fee. Discussions were ongoing yesterday because Pardew wants defoe back at West Ham, but tottenham want a larger fee than they paid West Ham. Pardew hopes to conclude some sort of a deal by the weekend, so they can announce the signing with Luke Young so it will cool some of the anger from West Ham fans. More updates as i know.
Can all theceltic fans who continue to write in on there rumour about how Rangers don't have any money and they won't be able to afford this person and that person just makes me laugh. Have you heard of the Parkhead biscuit tin..... Its still rattling around in that boardroom of yours and will be for sometime. You forget that Celtic are a PLC and any possible signings and any money that you want to spend has to be fully supported by the board some of whom are not even football supporters. Rangers on the other hand are owned by one man who over they years has put a lot of money into the club and has attracted many investors. swhat you hear in the papers about Mr Murray saying there is no large amounts of money to spend on players to a sense is true however in the past he has shown time and time again that he trusts people who he has working for him and around about him. If for example PLG approaches him tomorrow and says "Mr Murray I have just found the best player who in my opinion will guarantee us premier league and European success" Then bet your money on it Murray will stump up the cash and get his man. When Ronaldo moved from PSV to Barcelona only 3 teams actually made concreate offers for him. Inter who eventually signed him a few years later Barcelona who did sign him for something in the region of £20 million and Rangers who matched Barcelona's bid however Ronaldo respectfully turned us down because as ever one knows we play in a weaker league. But Celtic fans get your head out the sand and concentrate on yourselves before taking a swipe at our finances. You have just sold you top goalscorer for the last 3 years and there is no direct replacement arrived yet except your bargain basement Dion Dublin who you signed 6 months ago for free. Clement and Elmander will sign for Rangers if the terms are right expect another defender and possibly a winger or two.
This time next year Ibrox will be preparing for flag unfurling day once again
Heard a rumour that Moyes has signed a member of the Trinidad and Tobago squad - also confirmed in the Daily Mirror rumour section yesterday.
Dont know who it is but believe me , I was right about the proposed move to Kirkby, the involvement of tesco and even Ronnie Moore to Tranmere .