Football Rumours Archive July 02 2006
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Liverpool are a step closer to signing Klass Jan Huntelaar after Ajax said they were ready to discuss a transfer for the player. Liverpool want to sign the talented youngster after dropping out of the race for Fernando Torres and they believe he is a cheaper option at around £11-13m. Fiorentina and Inter Milan are also interested. Ajax could already have a replacement with both Obafemi Martins and Mustapha Riga as possible targets.
Arsenal rumours;the players coming in are yaya,buffon,mascherano and davies those going out are lehman, campbeland cygan.l work with david dien's son' cousin
man utd wil be signing quaresma from FC PORTO, BY THE WAY RONALDO WILL NOT BE LEAVING , HE HAS DECIDED TO STAY AT MAN UTD , ON THE WING WILL BE QUARESMA AND THE RIGHT RONALDO, TORRES WILL BE JOINING MAN UTD NOT ARSENAL OR CHELSEA , HE SEES MAN UTD AS HIS DREAM TEAM, DUSCHER WILL ALSO SIGN SO AS MASCHERANO
Leeds will aim to bring genuine quality to the club by using many loan signings. Stephen Warnock of Liverpool, Liam Miller of Manchester United, James Vaughan of Everton, Andy Reid of Tottenham and Guti of Real Madrid have all been targetted.
these rumours abt Torres to Arsenal are rubbish. they already have have so many strikers with adebayor walcott and van persie on the bench why would they spend so much money to get another. the two strong candidates to sign torres are ManU and Chelsea. if these two dont sign him he'll probably stay at athletico.Also RVN will be staying at united as he has himself said that he has a contract and unless he is told otherwise he'll stay here till the end of the contract.
Press conference announced from Liverpool for Monday July 3rd, Liverpool will show off the two news signings Aurellio and Alves to the press along with alreqady signed Pauletta and Bellamy.
SAF will sign two new centre midfielders, which will be carrick and reo-coker, he will also sign a winger. any other transfers will be based on who is sold, such as torres if RVN leaves.
Rafael Benitez has decided that the Daniel Alves transfer might not be a good idea with Seville demanding more money that Liverpool can spend on a good bench player who would provide cover down the right and fight for a starting place. He may still sign him but despite people insisiting this won't happen, you will soon hear of a £14 million offer that has been put in for David Villa. Benitez will take it to £17 million and possibly give Valencia a player on loan. There is still a chance for Pablo Aimar.
Blackburn look set to replace Craig Bellamy with a great new partnership. Mark Hughes is to put an
£8 million bid in for Czech striker Milan Baros from Aston Villa and a £5 million bid in for Egyptian striker Ahmed Mido from Roma.
- David O'Leary could be willing to sell Baros for that much money and instead have Kevin Phillips and Luke Moore as the first choice strike partnership!
The Zidane to Rangers rumour is true - only problem is he's not coming as a player. He'll be at coaching school in Largs and as part of his course will be learning his coaching under PLG at Murray Park. Webster will not sign for Rangers but Clement and Elmander will in the next week before pre-season tour of South Africa.
West Ham are ready to conclude and release thier new signings to the media. It is thought that Young and Carlton Cole will move by the end of the week and will join on july 1st and the hammers are ready to enter a bidding war with Manchester United for Deportivo's Argentine Star Aldo Duscher he is thought to be keen on a move to Manchester but after Scaloni's return to Spain Scaloni has said that if Duscher moves to East London then he won't regret it.
Also Yaniv Katan's move to Maccibi Haffia will end becoming a 3 yr deal in Januray and will back to Isreal on a free deal as the Hammers will pay him off.
Chelsea are not interested in Fernando Torres.Full Stop.Chelsea needed a 20 goal season striker to partner Crespo and Drogba.We now have are man in Shevchenko.Fernando Torres is a great player but struggles to get over 15 goals a season in La Liga.I personally dont think he would cut it in the Prem.What is quite amusing however is the fact that Athletico have slapped 41.4mill price tag on the player meaning only the likes of Chelsea and Milan could afford him.
Iv already mentioned the other day that the Tevez deal is nearly complete with him staying in brazil for another season.He will cost 25mill.All this about Roman owning part of Corinthians is way of the mark.Roman is a close freind and a buisness partner of the Corinthians club director and is rumoured to have help fund the Tevez from Boca and Mascherano from River Plate deals.This was supposedly done on the condition that the players would develope at Corinthians and join Chelsea for reasonable fees when they were ready to play in the Prem.So there you have it.
One last thing about people saying that Chelsea have to big of a squad and that players will be unhappy.Chelsea have a first team squad of 25 players including all the new signings, Carlton Cole whos departure is iminent and Glenn Johnson who has joined Pompy on loan.That leaves 23 first team plyers which is probably one of the smallest sqauds in the top 5.I think people are either jelous or just mistaking quantity with quality.
from the ipswich camp the latest rumours are, which will defiently happen, according to a friend of a friend who works in the background at ipswich. matt holland = unsure of fee healy = on trail jamie clapham= undisced they are the ins at portman road, the one major out is
Darren currie = league one, due to a poor attitude in training
Man Utd wont swop Beckham for Ronnie. Who would swop a 21 year old for a 31 year old. Thats just ludicrous. Duscher wont be going to OT either. He's not good enough. Hes wanted by WHU. Fergie knows where utd are weak and thats in midfield. He'll sort that out with one or two signings. Possibly mascherano and riquelme(good enough for argentina) or carrick/hargreaves(based on who performs during the next 1-3 games) and Scholes(Practically a new signing).Torres will also sign. Fergie loves signing strikers.
News from the arsenal camps suggests that sol campbell is definately out of arsenal with portsmouth bein the destination, cygan will follow shortly after with Arsenal announcing a double swoop for hatem trabelsi and thuram/davies, but more likely thuram as wenger has scouted him longer. U guyz no im never wrong about Arsenal ;). J.J
Man Utd to sign
Ronaldo to stay and is way better than becks
MAN UTD NEWS:
Hey lads, let me ease your troubled minds for a second.
Here are some transfers that I am certain of in one way or another, whether it is from a reliable source or simply my superb intuition ;)
TORRES - 24.5mill (done deal)
MASCHERANO - 14mill (contract being negotiated)
CAHILL - 8mill (prefered to riquelme)
SCHWEINSTIEGER - 13mill (a real possibility)
RAFINHA - RB - 4mill (v-good & skillful)
LENNON - 12mill (only if Ronaldo leaves)
RIBERY - 15-18mill (this is an interesting one because every is saying that Henry will influence his decision to go to arsenal, but although Henry is undoubtably very influential, Man Utd also have silvestre and (i think, i'm not too good on nationalities as you might remember when I said that Armando Petit was Portugeuse) Patrice Evra in the French team. (i'm not actually he is even in the team btw).
RICHARDSON - 5mill (to a lower/mid table club)
SILVESTRE - 5mill (marsielle)(also a little ironic if he does bring ribery to O.T.)
GIGGS - 2mill (celtic, contract already offered)
RONALDO - 30mill and above! (am not even joking here, so hear me out. Man Utd have learnt from their sale of Becks. Real Madrid cashed in on him from their merchandising so much that they actually made money buy purchasing him! Therefore Man Utd will charge them way over what he is actually worth. If they them refuse it, well, we get to keep him dont we. And he cant complain because we did actually try to sell him, like he wanted.
Please stop all this rubbish about BUFFON going to ARSENAL! Do you really think Italys No.1 would play outside Italy, you fools!? The ONLY keepers Arsenal are interested in realistically are:
Timo Hilderbrand (the one in the continental Tyres Ads)
As for Torres, Arsenal have enough strikers already and Wenger would prefer to spend his money on a skillful defensive midfielder as cover/ rotation for BOTH Fabregas and Gilberto (Wenger likes versatility from squad players). Most likely: Mascherano of Corinthians.
Finally, if campbell leaves, it is no secret Yobo will arrive at Highbury. This is All you need to know about Arsenal. ADS
Swansea are set to complete a year long loan signing of Italian starlet Alessandro Zarelli from Sheffield Wednesday according to a very reliable source, should add the flair we need to get into championship next year. Oh yeah and this is how the world cup will finnish again according to a very reliable source.
Newcastle United to sell:
Boumsong 6 million
Faye 2.5 million
Viana's gone for about 4 million
Carr 2 million
Butt 0.5 million
Chopra 0.5 million
Bowyer 1.5 million
Harper 1.5 million
Babayaro 1.5 million
Total 20 million
Newcastle United to buy:
Kuyt 9 million
Bent 8 million
Hofland 5 million
SWP on loan
Defoe on loan if we dont get kuyt or bent
Bridge 3 million
Total 25 million
NUFC team for next season
Ramage Taylor Hofland Bridge
SWP Parker Emre N'Zogbia
this transfer is 100% accurate
rosicky-£7m deal already done
buffon-£19m no such thing as PV debt juve paid it all off last summer
yaya-£6m wants to leave greek football
gallas-£6m my good sources in london tell me wenger is ready to test chelsea with that offer
klose-£13.5m lehmann has persuaded him to come to london
thuram-free wants to leave juve relegated or not and wants to link back with wenger
HATEM TRABELSI had a medical at Melwood at 4pm on Thursday 29th and will be a Liverpool player by the time you read this. This means the Alves deal is dead - Benitez grew sick of being messed around by Seville and pulled the plug, just as he did on Benfica over Simao last year. Money from the Alves deal will now be used to secure JERMAINE PENNANT for the right wing. It is unlikely Kuyt will join Liverpool as Tottenham, Chelsea's gimps ever since the Arnesen affair, are doing their master's bidding by offering to exceed any other bids for the Dutchmen. There are other ways to sabotage your rivals' transfers than just buying the players yourself, as Chelsea know. Benitez will happily start the season with Crouch, Bellamy and Fowler in attack backed up by Garcia and Gonzalez, and move for another striker in January after Cisse and Kewell are cleared off the wage bill.
villa 2 sign mills free frm man city +2 beat wba 2 the signing of Jason roberts 4 an innitial fee of 2.25m
Arsenal FC News:
- Toure 10MIL
- Dryballski 1.2MIL (confirmed)
- Rosicky (confirmed)
- Mexes 5.6MIL
- Campbell 4.3MIL
- A. Cole 13MIL
MAN UTD NEWS For some reason people keep thinking that Duscher will join, no chance! United are looking at the obvious players of Riquelme, mascherano, torres, carrick, THIS IS OLD NEWS!!!!! Kerlon will not sign for united, There is no interest in the player at all. I know one of the directors of man utd, who told me about park ji sung and rooney, and he said that we would sign gattuso as a swap deal with RVN. Also that, we tried to sign Owen, until he was injured.Torres has rejected United because he doesnt feel he would win things with united and Riquelme doesnt want to leave spain.
Edwin Van Der Sar
Torres will stay in spain for one more year, so expect the battle for his signature to resume in every Transfer window. AW will look at either Saviola or Kuyt or Trezegeut. He will opt for the following players Mascherano (11m - done deal), Yaya Toure (6m - Done Deal), Trabelsi (Free - 90% Done Deal), Buffon (50/50 - Depending on Investigation). If this happens expect Lehmann to go back to Dortmund in exchange for Sahin. New Arsenal Squad will be:
torres isnt going 2 arsenal as he is now valued at 41.4 mil and arsenal dont hav anywhere near that sort of money. gago may sign and possibly javier mascherano and miroslav klose.rangers- elamander and clement 2 sign before rangers jet out 2 south africa and n'diaye and chapuis will sign 4 free. dhorasoo 2 sign also and possibly denilson. follow follow
I live in Valencia and I am friends with people in the know at Valencia FC they have told me that David Villa will speak to Valencia sporting director Amedeo Carboni next week (He's in Italy trying to flog off Di Vaio and Fiore and he's back Monday) about his future at Valencia. He has said that he's very interested in the Liverpool bid (£14 mil Turndown already) and would like to talk about where Valencia fc are going in transfers for next season. Also Valencia defender Fabio Aurelio is set to sign for Liverpool on a free transfer on 1st July and finally Pablo Aimar is not in the plans of manager Quique Sanchez Flores and is looking for 8 mill euros for the player.
It is now expected that Luis Fillipe Scolari will accept the Real Madrid manager job. Scolari could instead take up role of Australian manager but time will tell.
If he does become manager at Madrid his first signing will definitely be Christaino Ronaldo from Manchester United for around £22 million but remember he has an open-checkbook and he may decide to offer Raul in part exchange! The biggest signing for Real Madrid, whoever the manager is will be Adriano for around £30 million from Inter Milan. Adriano will parnter either Robinho in attack or another new striker who could even be David Villa for £18 milion or Ronaldo may even be kept but he looks to head for Inter. It is likely that the following will come in although Robben and Ze Roberto are possibilities.
Expect either Lucio or Juan to move to the Bernabeau from Germany but i'm not sure which one.
As for the left-back position, expect either Germany's Lahm, England's Ashley Cole or Spain's Asier Del Horno to join. The latter is the most likely. Joaquin is also a possibility although Ricardo Kaka could be a huge signing from AC Milan for around £32 million. Lyon's Mahamodou Diarra remains a long term target for the Spanish outfit and a fee of around £25 million is likely to tempt Houllier to sell although Scolari would prefer to sign Juan Roman Riqelme from Villareal for around the same price and the Argentine may opt for a move to Real despite rivalry between his current club.
FIRST TEAM: Casillias, Cicinho, Ramos, Lucio, Del Horno, Beckham, Kaka, Riquelme, C.Ronaldo, Robinho, Adriano
scott macdonald is going to move to hibernian fc in 2 weeks time
arsenal will sign curties davies, torres,buffon and mexes. buffon
eboue mexes toure cole
ljunberg fabregas gilberto
After watching Dirk Kuyt Rafa will not look to purchase him as he isn't worth 10 million. Simao is a much better prospect for attack. Negotiations have collapsed with Daniel Alves, so Rafa will look to get key right signing of HAtem Trabelsi on a free and offload Kromkamp. Still looking for key midfield signing.
have you wondered why there has been little activity on the LFC front? maybe its because some of the players we are interested in are currently still in the world cup or have only just left. to name a few...saviola, aimar, maxi rodriguez, villa, simao, kuyt,joaquin, trabelsi - even torres. if you look at the ones we have signed/signing - aurelio,bellamy,palletta, alves...none of these were in the world cup. i think you'll see some good action from rafa in the next couple of weeks or so. my moneys on simao, hargreaves, aimar and villa(or saviola) - N
ryan giggs will be moving to a team around london
i went to the same school as bill bewicks son who use to steve mclarens number 2 at middlesbrough, and he said that before his dad left boro, southgate had targeted huth, which we now have signed, Wilhelmson from anderlecht for 5.5 mil, and david degen from FC Basel for 2.5 mil.
this would leave the boro team like this:
-------------------Schwarzer-------------------- Degen -------- Huth -------- Riggot ---- Quedrue
-------------------- Boateng -------------------
Willhemson ------------------------------ Downing
------------------- Rochemback -----------------
------------- Viduka --------- Yakubu ----------
JFH is leaving as he wants a 2 year contract which boro cant give him, so it looks like celtic and newcastle are leading the chase for his signature. Onweyu bid has been cancellled by boro due to his inconsistent world cup performance, which means that another centre back is neeed, and mathew upson has been linked in a 3mil switch from birmingham
My mates dad works at old trafford(physio robert swire) and my mate says that SAF has alraedy signed torres and that he is trying to get reo coker, carrick, maschereno and thomas kuschak. We have given up on riquelme as he doesn't look as though he wud fit into the premiership. Also i live near robbie savage and it looks like he might be moving house???? expect charlton,reading bids
Mark Viduka Back At Celtic Park 100% True £2m By The End Of Next Week
=============MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS!!=============
1)Ronaldo will NOT be leaving as the whole real madrid signing him thing is a scam.
2)Expect RV Nistelrooy to leave to athletico madrid for a swap deal involving Fernando Torres (man u pay £14m + RVN).
3)Also, expect Saha to go to Lyon for around £6m so man u can make way for 'The new Ronaldinho' named Kerlon.
4)This does not mean that Rossi will not have a role. Next season he will play more first team football as he develops into a world class player.
5) Other outs will probably include O'shea, Fletcher and Sylvestre.
alan pardew is set to buy crystal palace and england U21 starlet Tom Soars for a undisclosed fee.....FACT!
West Ham will sign Carlton Cole from Chelsea in the next few days for 2 million pounds and might swoop for Scott Carson as Roy Carroll is struggling with injury
Liverpool not to sign alves anymore, but will now turn attentio to trabelsi. he and aurelio will be unveiled on monday, with bellamy, simao and jefferson farfan from psv. aimar aint coming, neither is anyone else over the age of 21. gonzalez and paletta to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
I have heard from a reliable source that Liverpool will make 3 quality bosman signings to cover full back positions and right midfield, this will enable rafa to launch a major bid for david villa using the rest of his funds, LFC team 06/07
watch this space
L F C NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!
i work at the ticket bokkin office at the airport in liverpool and wen i was just checkin through to see iff any known footy plays where heading in or out and i saw tha Mr David Villa Sanchez has a flight booked coming in next Friday,Fabio Aurelio is also heading in but on Tuesday and another one that i spotted was Dani Alves who is heading in on the 14th of july.
Dudek is heading out to parma on Saturday and another is .........Zenden who is booked to head out in 2 weeks to Porto.
These flights may be just for holidays but i believe they are to have medicals.
Also Mr Hamed Namouchi headed in but as i believe he was heading to the blue side of merseyside
if u want me to find out more for u leave a note for me in rumor u have heard as i can get more info for u from otha airports.
riquelme to MAN UTD for 23million 100%
kuyt to ARSENAL 7 million
namouchi the tunisian international on way to EVERTON for 1-5 to 3 million
Jimmy Walker-West Aaaaaam-200k
Esrom Nyandoro-Sundowns (South Africa)-free
Jason Koumas-West Brom-£2m
I am the agent that told you a few weeks back that Manchester United had made contact for Riquelme and he didn’t want to go and Villareal didn’t want to sell. You will have seen that the story broke on SkySports today.
There are still a lot of unfounded rumours going around here, let me clear some of them up. Arsenal will not sign Buffon, they were curious but will not pay the kind of price Juventus are looking for. Pele from Le Mans might be on offer, the board will announce that the are open for offers for the player soon.
Arsenal were not in the market for a new striker, however that has changed. I don’t know why the have changed but the are interested in Torres. Possible because Reyes is keen on a move to Real Madrid.
Holding up a lot of transfer deals right now is the Real Madrid election and the Juventus situation. Once that is all cleared up or we know the results expect lots of transfer movement. Not just from Arsenal but Man United as well.
Tevez will not join Chelsea, if he did there would be uproar about his involvement with Corinthians and Chelsea would be under investigation so that wont happen. Trust me it really wont happen.
Arsenal will definitely sign, a defender and midfielder (Trabelsi, Yaya), possible a striker and maybe a keeper. But AW wont sign for the sake of it.
Carlos Salcido said he has been approached by Arsenal, he is trying to engineer a move but Arsenal have had no contact with him. The Kuyt rumour is a misquote his is not in the frame.
United will sign a midfielder and are still looking to sign an Argentina.
I get a lot of questions about RVN. United want him out, he is keen to stay. I doubt he will be a United player come August
And one last thing, Beckham is not coming back for a swap for Ronaldo. Ronaldo is going nowhere.
The unknown agent.
I have a very very reliable source! Man utd will complete the signings of Torres £20-30million + Juan Riquelme £12- he has confirmed it + Carrick £12-14million. These are 100%! Ronaldo will NOT BE LEAVING as he is very influenced by Carlos Qeuiroz and is very excited of playing in the NEW MAN UTD GREAT TEAM. Talk of Mascherano is true. SAF has launched a bid for Mascherano but I don't see SAF buying both Carrick and Mascherano as well. RVN wil be leaving to BAYERN MUNCHEN. SAF is also in talks with LYON over Malouda in a deal allowing Silvestre going the other way. These are all true not rumours!
Major rumour in Glasgow...celtic have failed to get the left back Kadlec - his team are upping the ante all the time so WGS has walked away. Petrov is determined to go and Davie Moyes (big Celtic connections is willing to pave the way with 2-3million + McFadden and Naismith as make weights. WGS seriously considering this option, only downside is we don't need a player of McFaddens temperament. Ryan Giggs story is huge here as is one big signing from World Cup, all the talk is Nedved but a wee source says it's a defender because of Baldes injury and that player could be Cannavaro due to the problems in Italy just now. Time will tell....Hail Hail
i was lucky enough to be walking down green street when i saw a flash bmw pull into the boelyn ground. the number plate was c12cole. it all ties up the rumours in the press and i found out carlton cole wears the number 12 shirt for chelski. set to sign soo. cum on u irons
nugent to crystal palace!
palace are thought to be offering preston a deal worth 3 mill and to players belived to be makern and tommy black
Just wait and see
Come On You Eagles!!!!!
According to Mediaset (Berlusconi's company) Manchester United are close in signing Fernando Torres. It seem that Manchester United have outbidden AC Milan's offer (close to 20 million euros) by offering double that amount.