Football Rumours Archive June 02 2007
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Its funny how Liverpool fans are all talk and no deals. Man utd have already stolen the show with some real deals.
expect in the coming days a certain Mir Klose joining man utd to pave the way for Saha leaving for Lyon
Dan the MAIN Man returns with exclusive rumours of all things Forest. Watch as Forest sign Martin Woods and amazingly Neil Lennon. Grant Holt will be told to stay and Leon Best will join from Saints. Only I have this info. The Man!
I hear from a reliable source at Parkhead that the next "blue chip" signing mentioned by Peter Lawwell last month will be none other than Craig Bellamy. The fee has already been agreed with Liverpool and is thought to be around the 4 million Mark as his debut season in Liverpool has not been as succesful as was hoped.
CELTIC STARTING 11 NEXT YEAR;
Wilson Kennedy McManus Naylor
Nakamura Brown Appiah McGeady
Premiership newboys Derby are set to make a loan deal for Rangers outcast striker Sebo in an effort to boost attacking options also Derby are set to be looking at Rangers winger Chris Burke in a deal worth to be around 750,000 and 1 millon.
First of all Reading will not sign players whom used to play for them i.e Bas Savage, Paul Holsgrove, Darius Henderson etc. Next your be saying Michael Gilkes is set for a shock come back!
I believe these player are some targets:
and some defender from Sheffield Wednesday.
Also Giles Barnes will not sign for Spurs as a commentator on Sky said he is a Gooner and would refuse to play for their local rivals. (Only stating what he said) .
Hedwidges maduro has been in Glasgow for talks with Celtic, as Strachan looks to sign a top quality defender for the champions league (with the success of evander sno swaying Gordon that the Dutch market is the way to go) . Another one I have heard has been that with Beattie and kenny Miller making way, Roy makaay will come in for, once again, champions league experience! These moves will need to be funded though (i. e half decent money for the players departing) .
Unlike some off the people on here saying my dads best mates with Arsene Wenger. I am actually mates with the Chief Executive of Scunthorpe United Jamie Hammond. 100% Fact Billy Sharp is being sold to Wolves for 2million! The only other offer on the player was from Norwich of 1.5million.
I think alot of you on this site play far 2 many Football management games
Ashley Williams will not leave for Wolves despite the rumurs of a 900k transfer, he's happy at Stockport and wants to help them get promoted next season.
To the Rangers supporter in 'Financial Business', the 12 million for Brown (wages and add ons) is over 5 years as wages are paid over the length of a contract not in a lump sum! Celtics money is coming from the £23m profit we posted for LAST year and the chairmans ability to run a club. I also heard on Radio Clyde last night that a gentleman on the tour at Parkhead overheard a member of staff telling another that a fax had been sent to Fenebahce (Appiah)
Billy Sharp will sign 4 Wolves unless sheff u make a bid–if he dus Wolves may b in 4 Freddy Eastwood
Arsenal target Frank Ribery has stated that he wants to wait until all European leagues have ended before he makes a decision on his future. He is waiting to see if Real Madrid win the league because he may join the Spanish giants.
Ryan Babel signed a new deal last year with Ajax and may move to his boyhood team Arsenal in a few years time.
Micah Richards is waiting to see who the new city boss will be and to see if the investment goes through from Asia before joining the Gunners for £8–12 million.
The good Rumours is that Arsene Wenger is watching a young mexican wonderkid called Andres Guardado of Atlas FC. The youngster operates as a left winger or as an attacking left back. The player is still 20 years old and is a full international, the sum of £3 million (5 million euros) is involved.
Was at Bramall Lane this morning and saw Jason Koumas pull up and enter, looks like he's joining.
Expect other targets to be:
I'm a Man United fan but a girl at my work's boyfriend has close ties to Chelsea in a non–footballing capacity. They get free tickets to all the games and she has regular contact with the Chelsea WAG's. She has just informed me that Frank Lampard has spat the dummy over his current contract negotiations and is definitely leaving the club, almost certainly for Barcelona. Also according to my source, Jose Mourinho and his number two are both taking Italian lessons. Read into that what you will but she said they are planning on leaving at the end of this coming season.
Manchester United are set to swoop for Michael Owen. Owen is said to be content to stay at Newcastle, however, this is only if Newcastle amke the following signings; Quaresma, Viduka, Barton, Downing, Hyypia and Baines! If United can't capture Owen, they will place a bid for Torres, although the £25mil price tag may be too much, and so Fergie may be led to getting his third choice; Jermaine Defoe for 6mil!–
I did hear that a Charlton striker (not Darren Bent) will be the footballer going into the Big Brother house tonight (Friday) .
Staying with Charlton they are set to swoop for Forsell from Birmingham City for £750,000.
Guillem Balague stated on Revista De La Liga this week that Torres will be at Liverpool next year. He stated that Torres was desperate to play in the Premier League, desperate to play for Liverpool and 'You'll never walk alone' armband incident WAS premeditated! In Fact, the armband was a gift from a friend and it stated 'We'll never walk alone' but he still knew the reaction it would cause. In terms of price, who knows but Rafa has players he can offload as part of any deal.
TRANSFERS CERTAINLY HAPPENING
The Ribery situation is annoying he' not going to Arsenal so get that in youre thick head, he's either off to Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.
Chelski will sign the following Sidwell (done and dusted), David pizzaro, Alex all for free. They will also try and persuade wonder kid diego from Werder bremen to join them he is believed to be in the region of 22 million pounds.
Man United have done there buisness for the summer although a few reserves may come in nobody over 4 million. Liverpool will be the buissiest side on the prem, for the left wing either Gamst or Malouda not both, Silva no way, 40 million that's a joke. For the right wing either Simao or Dos Santos of Barcelona. For the defense Kaladze signed a new contract so Liverpool will bid 18 million for the Milito brothers. Along with Diego Milito in attack expect a 18 million move for Ferrnando Torres plus Bellamy, Athletico see him as an ideal replacement don't know how though. For all you Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United fans noo way is Torres coming to you if you want prove on google type in his name and then you will see under his armband "you'll never walk alone". AC Milan will bid for Man Uniteds Henze as they see him a replacement for Maldini as kaladze will move to centre back.
Also, Ray Jones and Lee Cook are also on Peter Grant's A list, but with interest from Fulham look to be moving there instead.
It has strongly been rumoured that South Coast Rivals Portsmouth are willing to snatch Marek Saganowski from Southampton tabling a 2 million pound bid
I live right next to Newcastle's training ground and today I saw Mark Viduka and Joey Barton leaving, they were both outside talking with Big Sam before shaking his hand and leaving. Newcastle to sign these two by next saturday. TRUE.
Norwich City to sign Neil Danns for a fee of up to 400k, the former Colchester favourite was keen
on a move back closer to his old home in Colchester.
David Unsworth came into my place of work the other day and while serving him asked him if he still spoke to anyone at Goodison. And whether he knew of any transfers, he said he'd been to do an interview with Stubbs that morning and he said Evertons summer priorities are Jagielka and Nugent. He said there is possibilites of Reo–Coker and Darren Bent. I asked about Joey Barton and he told me that Moyes got the players together before they all jetted off on holidays to discuss him. The feeling was a unanimous no! Personall I think he is worth the 5mil but apparently the Everton squad think he is more of a liability. I asked Unsworth to come into the shop next saturday (2nd June) if he hears any more! I'm sure he won't keep to his word
Nicky Shorey/ Leighton Baines
ps West Ham don't start dreaming because you have signed Scott Parker get real Johnson' Arteta and Cahill? get real!
West ham United
Scott Parker (Newcastle)
Darren Bent (Charlton)
Luke young (Charlton)
nicky shorey (Reading)
giles Barnes (Derby)
Craig Bellamy (Liverpool) ?
Leighton Baines (Wigan)
mark Viduka (Middlesborough)
Joey Barton (Man City)
tim Cahill (Everton) ? swap 4 Reo–Coker
Reo–Coker (villa/ Everton/ Newcastle/ Spurs)
bowyer (Leicester/ Charlton)
Mullins (Charlton, part of bent deal)
Harewood (chrlton, part of bent deal)
etherington (Wigan/ Fulham)
Sheringham (Crystal Palace)
Derby have enquired about Southampton's experienced midfielder Jermaine Wright
Norwich are interested in free–agent Seth Johnson, after he was released by midlands club Derby.
This is a Fact Midlesborough will sign Jeremie Aliadiere from Arsenal for around £5 million
Southampton are desperate to land Marek Sagonovski on a permanent deal for £1,000,000 from Troyes but will face stiff competition from Burnley, Derby and an unknown Premiership club. Southampton and Burnley are the 2 clubs to have made the offer of £1, 000,000
Peter Grant will also swoop for Rowan Vine, the target man will fall out of favour now the blues are promoted, Grant looking to get Vine for 750k–1m
Cisse will be the makeweight in Liverpool's attempt to sign Malouda from Lyon. Houllier originally bought Cisse to Anfield and wants to link up with him once again.
Any deal hinges on Cisse wanting to sign for Lyon and what Liverpool as prepared to pay on top of the player to secure Malouda's services.
Lyon will turn their attention to 'Le Sulk' Anelka should a deal fail to materialise for Cisse.
Sam Alladryce is all set to make his first aquisitions of the summer by luring Jermaine Defoe to ST James Park. Following him will be Stern John from Sunderland as Roy Keane is all set to let him go. This will give the chance for Nicky Butt to move to wearside for a £500k swap deal with John. Fernando Torres is also a target (£15 million) for Big Sam however he will have to fend off the likes of Man United and Boston United. Freddy Sheppard will have to dig deep in his pockets if he is to aquire these players but believe me these are all true facts not rumours and just watch they will happen.
I'm here to quell/ offer a few 'rumours'. I'm fairly well informed and know a few professional people in the game up here in Scotland.
Alan Smith will NOT be signing for Rangers.
Pizzaro will NOT be signing for Rangers.
Darren Fletcher will NOT be signing for Rangers.
Robbie Fowler will NOT be signing for Celtic.
Benji will NOT be signing for Celtic.
However, keep your eyes out for the following transfers, they are close (not 100% – hence they're still rumours) to happening.
Gary Robson to Rangers
Jason Koumas to Celtic (pending Birmingham and Sunderland's wage offer)
Craig Beattie to Aberdeen
Stevie Whittaker to stay at Hibs for another season (or at least 'til the January window) .
Ok. I've had it with the Liverpool rumours on this site. This is from the club.
Alves will not sign.
Eto'o is staying in Spain, as is Villa.
Liverpool will sign, Amauri, Baines, Simao and Malouda.
Deal for Sissoko is done.9 Million to Juve.
Barnsley football club team for the 2007/ 2008
Nick Colgan/ Lee Grant
Marciano Bruma/ Bobby Hassell
Paul Reid/ Chris Lucketti
Lewin Nyatanga/ Robert Atkinson
Paul Heckingbottom/ Dean Lewington
Martin Devaney/ Ray Parlour
Sam Togwell/ Ronnie Wallwork
Brian Howard/ Grant McCann
Kyel Reid/ Martin Woods
Istvan Ferenczi/ Kayodi Odejayi
Daniel Nardiello/ Peter Rajczi
Nottingham Forest are favourites to sign Ex–Celtic captain Neil Lennon as a player/ coach. This move is very likely to happen as coach Ian McParland left the reds a week ago and Calderwood sees Lennon the ideal man to replace him.
Kris Commons is likely to leave the city ground after forest failed to acheive promotion and his contract has run out. Birmingham, Sheffield United and Coventry are clubs trying to sign him.
Colin Calderwood is doing his upmost to sign players but is struggling due to the fact that forest are in league one and the club isn't making as much money so the transfer budget is getting smaller each year. Dont expect many signings forest fans.
My mate knows the goundsman at SJP. Recently he seen Sam showing David Nugent around the ground.
Also he tells me Mike Ashley is about to confirm his takeover. Joining will definantly be Ben Haim, Barton, Curtis Davies, Baines, Viduka and a couple of unknown gems from Europe.
If Sam gets all his targets leaving will be Carr, Babyaro, Parker, Luque and Ramage.
The rumour King.
Birmingham city have been rumoured to sign A FEW of the following players:
Johann Djourou – Arsenal
Carlos Vela – Arsenal (loan)
Magnus Wolf Eiikrem – Manchester United (yout Contract)
Saviola – Barcelona (loan)
Del Piero – Juventus (highly unlikely)
Parnaby – Middlesbrough
Knight – Fulham
Jerome Thomas – Charlton
George Boateng – Middlesbrough
Scott Carson – Liverpool
Kris Commons – Nottingham Forest
Sean Davis – Portsmouth
Steven Fletcher – Hibernian
Ben Foster – Manchester United
Jimmy–Floyd Hasselbaink – Un–attached
Paul Konchesky – West Ham United
David Murphy – Hibernian
Liam Ridgewell – Aston Villa
Antoine Sibierski – Newcastle United
Scott Sinclair – Chelsea
Mark Viduka – Middlesbrough
Steven Whittaker – Hibernian
Reading midfielder Kalifa Cisse will be sent on loan to Derby for 6 months, in order to gain him Premiership experience.
"Gary O'Connor of Lokomotiv Moscow to join Rangers on loan. " LMFAO did you not read the papers Garry said he hates RANGERS and Hearts !
Anyway O'Connor will sign for Sunderland as Roy Keane likes the way he holds up the ball and has technique
No move by Liverpool to sign Simao. It is just a smokescreen!
PAFC RUMOURS teddy Sheringham (West Ham), Stuart Taylor (Former Arsenal and now Aston Villa keeper), Scott Sinclair LOAN (loved his time at Plymouth and was recently down in the city centre with his family), another unknown Chelsea player on loan, weatherstone of queens park and benson of dag&red given trials. David Unsworth, Chris Porter will not sign, karl hawley is wanted, Jermaine Easter is also on the list, expect a few surprise signings aswell. and also expect some big names 2 b bidded 4 such as dwight yorke last year before he went 2 Sunderland!
OlympiAkos pireus'president (S. Kokalis) is said that he had a meeting with Makelele here in London two–three days ago in order to take him down to greece. Its everywhere in greek sites. They say its difficult but they will try to grab him.
Pedersen, A. Smith, Dyer, Keita next Spurs targets looks nice and feasible. Top four, too.
Arsenal are not going to buy Jermain Defoe but I saw on the site earlier that Fernando Torres was outside the Emirates which means he will be signing for AFC or be going to Tottenham ha ha.
Arsene Wenger will be getting Ribery, Quaresma and Mouthino.
Arsenal will be getting rid of Baptista, Senderos, Alliadiere and Flamini. Ljunberg will also go.
Hibs to sign 3 players in the next 2 weeks
gk the boy from Chelsea or de–vries from the pars
def diomond from Aberdeen or a young player from France.
mid brellier from Hearts or black from Inverness
att dargo from Inverness or sutton from St. Mirren
Im a Celtic fan and we will make an approach for Craig Bellamy over the next week or two . Also Strachan will seal a deal for Stephen Appiah for around £3million . Hes NOT going to Juventus ! . Rangers will sign Lee McCulloch from Wigan and Steven Naismith from Kilmarnock in the near future for a total of around £2.5million
LFC I am the person that told you about Steve morgan taking over a championship before it actually happened. I knew this (wait for it) because my dad has a friend who is Steve lawyer and takes care of his financial transactions. Steve use to be a major share holder in LFC and as a result still gets updates about what is going on at Liverpool. All I can say is that expect two massive signings from Spain in the next two weeks. I havn't got it wrong yet. =WARNER=
My friend is cleaner at Alan shearers house and have heard him and big sam recently discussing Alan becoming number 2 at st james
Billy Sharp will make a dramatic return to Sheffield United! the only reason why he hasn't already signed for severalo other clubs in for him is that he's been waiting on ot see if BRyan Robson wanted to bring him back to B. D. T. B. L! And the move will be completed next week! expect to see Carzy Legs Davis move to Derby (thank god he's useless) and Danny Webber to return to Watford!
NORTH EAST RUMOURS
Jeremie Aliadiere to Middlesbrough for around £3million, this means that Mark Viduka is not staying and indeed signing for Newcastle. Also expect Newcastle to sign El–Hadji Diouf paving the way for James milner to leave, swapping places with Viduka down at the Boro. Damien Duff will sign for Sunderland for around £5.5million, they will also bring in Diego Forlan, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Wes Brown. Expect Middlesbrough to sign the Swiss Degan twins, one is a right back, the other a right midfielder, they are also interested in Alexandre Song (£4million) and Freddy Ljungberg (free) of Arsenal. Newcastle to sign Joey Barton as well as Tal Ben Haim and will scrap Sunderland to sign Wes Brown.
Peter kenyon is flying to portugal over the weekend to finalise a deal for Porto's ricardo queresma. Chelsea want to offer cash + a player Porto want cash. Expect a deal to be a reached at around 20 million euros.
I also have it on good authority that Deco is leaving Barcelona. Juventus look to be leading the race for his signature. This will spark rumours about Lampard joining Barcelona but Barcelona will replace Deco with Liverpools xabi Alonso. My top sources in Holland also advise me that Arsenal are heavily interested in Ajax midfielder Ryan Babel
I work for a local firm and solicitors and was galncing at some paper work re a Southampton player.
The Player in question is Their Goal keeper, he's just sold his house in the area and has purchased a property in North London. It is rumoured that he is going either to Arsenal or West Ham. Saints fans will not be pleased when they hear this
Arsenal will complete the signing of Micah Richards from Man City early next week for a fee believed to be around 10m plus Justin Hoyte
Rangers are in the Hunt for Manchester cities Paul Dikov for 350k as he has been told he can leave the Premiership strugglers
This summer Reading will sell Stephen Hunt (Everton 1.5m), James Harper (Blackburn 700k) and Bryn Gunnarsson (Wigan £150k) .
Man United will complete their spending spree by bidding 12 mil for Huntelaar with it rising to 15 mil. With Saha, Heinze moving. Richardson will aslo go on loan to either Sheffield United or Sunderland.
My freind was working on a new Melwood estate in Liverpool when he saw thierry Henry looking at houses! also a well known premeirship striker was seen in my freinds work which happens to be a solicitors, however the player cannot be named! Thierry to Liverpool
Alan Curbishley met Mikel Arteta in a Waltham Abbey hotel today, for talks over a possible move to Upton park
=V1= Dirk Kuyt won't leave because he has 'just modelled the new Liverpool away kit'. I can assure you he will not leave but that's a silly reason considering Michael Owen modelled the home shirt just befor moving to Madrid.
Fulham youngsters Elliott Bent (younger brother of Charlton's Marcus) and Bjorn Runstrom will be going out on loan this season, with Southend United (bent) and Derby County (Runstrom) on the lookout for these players.
Hopefully this will give these players the experience needed to push for a first team place at Fulham.
I am a Manchester United fan
And as far as I'm concerend with the 3 signings done: Hargreaves, Anderson n Nani.
There will be a striker heading out of OLD TRAFFORD and to many it would come as a kick in the teeth to the fans: ALAN SMITH will be heading to Tottenham Hotspurs.
Coming in will be the Most troublesome French striker of all times playin for Clubs non stop and that striker has been named from BOLTON WANDERES: NICOLAS ANLEKA.