Football Rumours Archive March 02 2007
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One certain thing that will happen this summer is that Tim Cahill will join AC Milan for 13m, he will come in to repalce seedorf, he will not warm the bench instead pirlo will be deployed to the left wing and Cahill will partner Kaka in the middle.
Arsenal to sign
Man Utd to sign
Charlton to sign
Carson extended loan
Song extended loan
Zheng Zhi 1. 5m
Anton Ferdinand 5m
CHARLTON TO STAY UP FOR DEFINATE! WATFORD, WEST HAM, WIGAN ALL GOING DOWN ! C'MON YOU ADDICKS!
CELTIC SUMMER TARGETS
Ivan Alonso - Real Murcia - Free
Darren Fletcher - Man Utd - £4m
Stephen Naismith - Kilmarnock - £2. 5m
James McCarthy - Hamilton - £500k - done deal
Tomas Pavlov - CSKA Sofia - Free - done deal
Darren McCormack - Hibs - £25k - done deal
Aston Villa rumours
Aston Villa will not sign D. villa I'm a Villa fan and know we are dreaming
But will sign or go for
A. Ferdinand 5mil
s. Sidwell free
l. Young 4mil
Craig gordon 4mil
Defoe or Bellamy 8mill
spending around 17mil to 23mil this summer.
and leting go
angel 2mil ?
demb demb 250k
Spurs will make a move for David Villa in the summer (20mil) and let Defoe leave to Villa or Newcastle
To the West Ham fan that seems to think for some reason that Earnshaw will move to them. Get real. If Earnie does leave it will be to a Prem club not one on a downward spiral with a bald ugly biscuit seller in charge. He's already had his years in the Championship and his form for us means several clubs in the Premiership will be looking at him. Jullian Brellier linked with City from Hearts as he knows Richard Duffy and has heard good things about Grant.
Billy Jones is a done deal with Everton, Crewe are in talks about a Compo Fee without going to a tribunal board.
Hull city will sign Young irish striker Roy O'Donovan for £400,000 in the summer. after the player declared he wants to come to the club
David Villa and Dean Ashton are set to join Villa in the summer. This is 100% true folks as I have it on good authority that Randy Lerner is keen to have Ashton Villa up front for Aston Villa. !
Rafa will undoubtedly spend big this summer on a mixture of Young English players and foreign quality. Next years team will be:
GK: Reina / Carson
RB: Finnan / Richards
CB: Carra / Agger / Woodgate / A. Ferdinand
LB: Riise / Arbeloa
RW: Lennon / Pennant
CM: Gerrard / Mascherano / Sissoko / Alonso
LW: Quaresma / Gonzalez
ST: Kuyt / Villa / Eto'o / Huntelar
Outs will include: Fowler, Crouch, Aurelio, Zenden, Cisse, Guthrie (on loan), Paletta (on loan), Hyypia, Flo-Po, Le Tallec, Dudek, Hobbs (on loan), Garcia.
Robbie Fowler will finally get a life long dream buy sining for glasgow Rangers on a free/ fact/
SOME OF THE WILDEST RANSFERS THIS SUMMER
TORRES MAN U
HARGREAVES MAN U
BALE MAN U
NELSON MAN U
DECO MAN U
FOWLER WIGAN (IF In PREM)
Liverpool FC rumours: Ins: Villa £35million, Ashton £10million, Voronin Free, Gamst Pederson £12million, Lennon £13million, Richards £8million, several Youngsters for the future. Out: Dudek £1. 5million to Reading, Fowler free to Qatar, Zenden £3million to PSV, Crouch if the right bid comes in, Bellamy £8million to Aston Villa. Liverpool team next season: GK. Reina/ Carson CB. Carragher/ Agger/ Richards/ Arbelloa/ Hyypia RB. Finnan/ Richards/ Arbeloa LB. Riise/ Arbeloa CM. Gerrard/ Alonso/ Sissoko/ Mascherano RM. Lennon/ Pennant LM. Pederson/ Kewell/ Riise CF. Kuyt/ Villa/ Ashton/ Crouch?/ Voronin
ARSENAL WILL BE SELLING BENDTNER, REYES (RETURNING BAPTISTA) LUPOLI, SONG, ALIADIERE, EBOUE AND LEHMANN FREE.
INCOMING A 1ST CHOICE KEEPER Out OF GIVEN, PELE, CARSON, GORDAN, BUFFON
LB. ABIDAL, BAINES, BALE.
RM BABEL, NAVAS OR RIBERY
LM ROBINHO, QUARESMA
ST. CARLOS VELA'S LOAN SPELL In SPAIN CAN END In MARCH WHEN HE TURNS 18 WENGER MAY OPT TO BRING HIM BACK NOW SO WALCOTT CAN GO AHEAD WITH HIS OPERATION
OTHER STRIKERS WHO COULD HEAD TO EMIRATES ARE ETOO, RONALDINHO yes its true wenger could snap him up for as little as 23 million euros. AND MUAMBA WILL BE RETURNING NEXT SEASON THE ONLY ONE OF THE BIRMINGHAM TRIO WHO HAS PROVED HIS WORTH.
After Wednesdays loss to Blackburn, it's clear to see that Arsenal need a proven goal scorer and a CM with a bit of bite to their game, so expect bids for Man Citys Joey Barton and Charltons Darren Bent
Gunner for life
With Deco wanting to leave Barcalona in the summer, and Bayern expressing a strong interest, it would pave the way for an Owen Hargreaves move to United.
Contrary to some recent speculation that Robbie Fowler will be heading to the MLS to play for Steve Nicol's New England Revolution, the actual Reds player to head there will be Jerzy Dudek, according to my source in the states. I know a guy who teaches the youth team at New England Revolution and he says he has heard Nicol on the phone to Benitez about getting Dudek on board. Apparantly, the Polish keeper and Nicol are old mates and he would love to end his career in a big money move to America.
After that terrible performance by Aliadiare and Baptist at the Carling, F A cup expect them both 2 leave AFC in the summer . Also expect Febregas who's agent has confirmed he has had talks with REAL MADRID 2 leave in the summer for 20, 25 m plus WOODGATE instead of Baptist who was part of the first deal as Wenger has decided not 2 keep him and go 4 some else like Michael Owen or ETOO of Barca .
Man United rumours
Man United to sign Steve Sidwell in the summer for free.
Gareth Bale will sign even though United bought those Brazilian lads becuase ferguson knows he is top class. This will signal the end of Silvestre or even Heinzes career but I'm sure United will offload Silvestre.
Bardsley will be sold to aston Villa for £2. 5 million
Fletcher will be sold to Everton for £4 million.
Kieran Richardson will also be sold for £4 million to West Brom if they get promoted but he will be on the market regardless.
Alan Smith will also be offloaded after United land a top striker expect either Everton or Portsmouth to be his destination
Ferguson will only have limited funds but the glazers will make an allowance for Owen Hargreaves who will sign for £16million
Tevez £8 million
Nani £6 million
Silvestre 3m- Lyon/ Werder Bremen/ Atletico Madrid
Fletcher £4m Everton
Richardson 4m Everton/ W. B. A. / Spurs/ Man city
Smith £6m- Everton/ Portsmouth/ Spurs/ Aston Villa
Bardsley £2. 5m- Aston Villa
O'Shea-£4. 5m Middlesbrough/ Aston Villa
fanghzuo will b sent out on loan
and garaly will be joining until Jan 2008
Squad for next season
1. Van der Sar
Sunderland to sign anton Ferdinand for £4million
Arsenal will sign shay given from Newcastle. Julio Baptista will not be signing permanently
AS much as it pains me to say, Arsenals clout in the summer transfer window will be quite impressive. According to sources close to the coaching staff on Arsenals board, Arsenal will in fact sign Eto'o from Barcelonalona for a fee of 22 million euros, also, boruc from Celtic is widely expected to sign for Arsenal as he has been admired by Wenger for a few seasons. Not only will Arsenal sign eto'o, they will see the long awaited transfer of Ribery from OM as an part exhange for alexander song plus an undisclosed fee. Despite Wenger intending to largely play his Youngsters next year, we can expect to see a more experienced centre back, in the shape of woodgate and possibly nesta, depending on wether AC can maren'tain a european spot in serie A. Chelsea, for a change will make very few moves apart for deco and Simao for a knock down price
To the guy with the 'Big summer transfers, main ones will be:', how do you know this stuff? Since you know everything and have great forsight, would you please tell me what this weekends winning lottery numbers are? Now to the real rumours. I have been told from a friend within the Liverpool camp that Rafael Benitez is very keen on signing Klose, along with the usual whispers of David Villa from Valencia. Although I don't know how strong the Villa rumours are, I do know the Klose is a big possibility. I imagine a Klose - Villa striking partnership would be one that would be feared by all premiership defenses though! There will be other signings, but I don't know these. Rumours of Liverpool spending up to 100m are well wide of the mark, I imagine the figure, although still being high, will not be up to the silly figures as suggested. Ontop of this the investment will mean a lot of fringe or squad players will be allowed to leave the club in search of first team football. Robbie Fowler is keen to stay, but is aware that he may face a tough decision between staying at Liverpool and not playing, or leaving the club in search of regular football. I can tell you, however, that he will NOT be retiring. He's only 31! Also to go will be Zenden, Dudek, Hyypia, FSP, Cisse, Crouch and perhaps Bellamy, among others.
Rumours about Robbie Fowler join LCFC are wrong, but a striker will be joining the foxes, and it will be Teddy Sheringham of all people!
this is 100% true
This will be hard to believe but Australian and parma man vince grella will got to Real Madrid for 6m, real have struggled to find a rplacement for makelele, emerson graveson diarra are just not up to it, so they will try a relativly unknown player who will relish a starting roll at Real Madrid, madird seen what he can do at the world cup and with the galacticos policy scrapped grella will join
Hearts have been in negotiations with Terry Butcher to take over as head coach. Current coach Valdas Ivanauskas has been told he is moving upstairs to make way for Butcher and I'm told that he will be off at the end of the season to Germany where he has recently been discussing the coaching job at Energi Cottbuss.
Butcher has been told that he will have full control of team selection, provided he develops the clubs youth policies but that Vladimir Romanov will have full control over arrivals and departures in terms of the playing staff.
Butcher has told Hearts he will let them know by Saturday lunchTime if he intends to take the post on those terms.
Source is one of Terry's former friends in Bridge of Allan, Scotland, where Terry still owns a pub.
Players leaving Celtic:
robbie Keane (if they reach 1/ 4 finals of champions league)
this is from a usually reliable source
Rumours abound here in west London that Chelsea will indeed make 2 big summer signings, expect Torres and Villa 2 join joses army this summer both players have already agreed to come . micah Richards is already in the bag city need money and the player has already told England colleagues that he would love too join the growing english contingent at bridge swp being a major factor from his days at city.
To all the Liverpool fans thinking eto'o will sign for you's, then forget it!Its a very boring job for the journalists when the transfer window is closed that's why you see the Ronaldo and eto'o leaving the clubs, its doing the rounds at the moment and its all rubbish.
:Eto'o will stay at Barcelona.
:Liverpool will not sign him or David Villa but may sign Iaquinta.
:Ronaldo will stay at Manchester United.
:Fernando Torres has told his agent he wants a move to United in the summer but ONLY IF Atletico Madrid fail to get into the CL.
:Barcelona are NOT intrested in Klass-Jan Huntelaar but his team mate Wesley Sneijder.
:Manchester United will make a move for Huntelaar in August even if Torres is signed, this is due to the fact Solskjaer is leaving at the end of season to start to get his coaching badges or to return to Norway for a year with IK START.
:And finally. United wll Not sell Fletcher or O'shea cause they are squad players and we would have no cover if they were both to leave.
The top four in England, Barcelona and Madrid
I'm a journalist and a lot of this will be true:
I am giving 7subs for each team
Players in: Quaresma, Andrade, Richards, Robinho
Players out: Robben, SWP, Ferreira, makelele
Team: Cech/ Richards/ terry/ carvalho/ cole/ quaresma/ lampard/ essien/ J. cole/ drogba/ shevchenko
subs: cudicini/ Robinho/ andrade/ kalou/ ballack/ diarra/ Sinclair/ geremi HIDDINK
Players in: Ribery, gordon, (bendtner)
Players out: ljunberg, lehmann, gilberto, baptista, Reyes
Gordon/ Clichy/ Toure/ Gallas/ eboue/ Ribery/ fabregas/ denilson/ rosicky/ Henry/ walcott
Subs:Almunia/ Senderos/ diaby/ van persie/ adebayor/ Hleb/ traore WENGER
Players in: Torres, Hargreaves, bale, Nelson, deco
Players out: brown, Silvestre, Heinze,
VDS/ Neville/ Ferdinand/ Vidic/ Evra/ Ronaldo/ Hargreaves/ Scholes/ Giggs/ Torres/ Rooney
Subs: Foster, Saha, nelson, carRick, bale, o'shea, Rossi FERGUSON
Players in: alves, Tevez, puerta, leto
Players out: dudek, zenden, Bellamy, Fowler, Kewell/ aurelio/ cisse
Reina/ Finnan/ carragher/ Agger/ Riise/ alves/ Gerrard/ Alonso/ Gonzalez/ Kuyt/ Tevez
Subs: Carson/ arbeloa/ puerta/ Sissoko/ crouch/ Mascherano/ pennant BENITEZ
Players in: palacio/ aurelio/ makelele/ brown/ lehmann
Players out: giuly/ bronckhorst/ thuram/ deco/
Lehmann/ aurelio/ puyol/ marquez/ zambrotta/ makelele/ iniesta/ Xavi/ messi/ Ronaldinho/ eto'o
Subs:valdes/ brown/ palacio/ dos santos/ motta/ oleguer/ gudJohnsen RIJKAARD
Players in: Kaka/ robben/ SWP/ kompany/ ibrahimovich
Players out: Robinho/ emerson
Casillas/ marcelo/ cannavaro/ kompany/ ramos/ robben/ gago/ Kaka/ swp/ rvn/ ibrahimovich
Subs:casilla/ carlos/ higuain/ raul/ diarra/ helguera/ cicinho MOURINHO
Brazilian forward Julio Baptista will be thrown out of Arsenal in the summer after failing to do enough to earn a permanent contract at the Emirates. Baptista has impressed in the Carling Cup but has failed to make any impression in the other three competitions, scoring only one other goal (against Hamburg in the Champions League) . Apparently, though, that would work out well for Real Madrid who want 'the Beast' back at the Bernabeu. Jose Antonio Reyes has failed to impress Fabio Capello during his season long loan and could find himself back at Arsenal, whether he likes it or not. I am not going to claim that I know where either Baptista or Reyes will be playing next season, but from what I hear neither have done enough to earn permanent contracts at their temporary clubs and will return to their parent clubs in July.
Leicester City will complete the permanent signings of Todorov and Hughes from Portsmouth in the summer.
Luke Moore will also join the club on loan from Villa.
Rab Douglas and Stephen Hughes of Leicester will move to Gretna in the summer with their promotion to the SPL imminent.
Expect big changes at Bolton Wanderers this summer with Gartside giving Allardyce 15-20 Million to spend. Sam Allardyce is particularly keen to add strength in depth in the midfield area particularly with Bolton playing European football once again next season.
Ins: Tevez- undisclosed
J. L. Samuel - free
Reo coker - 5 mill
Barton- 5. 5 mill
Upson - 4 mill + nicky hunt
Michael Knightly - 1. 5 mill
Heinze- 3 mill
Outs: Ben haim - West Ham
Stelios - Man City 2 million
Hunt - West Ham
Pedersen - Wigan- 1 mill
Walker - released
Tal - Sheffield Utd- 1 mill
Vaz Te- Yeovil if they are promoted.
Cesc Fabregas will go to Real in exchange for cash + Robinho,
Arsenal have Denilson so they would be open to a Fabregas deal.
Transfers to Happen
Torres-Man Utd (i hope they sign him he'll be a big flop)
Adebayor-Valencia If Villa Leaves
Im living in Cape Town and I'm a close friend of Benni MCcarthy's cousin he said that Benni's dad told him that Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea as well as Sevilla Are Hotly persuiting The Cape Flats Born Striker
O'Neill is not interested in signing any new strikers as he only needs to replace outgoing ones, so rumours of David Villa to Villa are unfounded. Martin O'Neill has eyes on two (2) midfielders and two (2) defenders. Expect moves for Scott Parker, Joao Moutinho, Anthony Gardner, and Leighton Baines.