Football Rumours Archive March 31 2007
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Rangers to sign Koevermans and Balaban in the Summer. Smith was watching a swedish player in the northern ireland v sweden match on Wednesday and that was Hannson from Herenveen. The incoming Gow and Broadfoot will be followed by Scott Brown. The players leaving will be Klos, Papac, Rae, Novo, Prso and hopefully Sebo and Sionko but not sure where they will be going.
4-4-2 Line up. McGregor, Hutton, Webster, Weir, Smith, Brown, Ferguson, Hemdani, Thomson, Koevermans, Boyd.
Balaban will be in a rotation with the current strikers. Burke will be a rotation with The midfield allowing Brown to push into a more attacking midfield role meaning either Thomo or Hemdani will have to drop to the bench for some games. 51 n Countin not for long. 52 Titles cummin up.
S Brown will sign for Rangers or Bolton not Celtic fact.
Koevermaans wants to come to Rangers fact
Healy will sign as will Webster.
Gow and Broadfoot have signed as back up. Lovenkrands rumour is gethering speed as Buffel not wanted.
Neilson and Naysmith for back up to both full backs
Celtic have reportedly signed up and coming Scottish star Martin Duffy who has been watched by chief scout glen keachie on a number of occasions but face competition from Liverpool and Chelsea.
also coming to paradise will be moroccan striker benjani starko from urawa reds in japan. following players are possibilities -
nicolas anelka - 6mil
Christian dailly - bOsman (replace telfer)
Darren Fletcher (loan)
Craig gordon - 4mil
javier Saviola - 3mil
telfer - free
boruc - 6mil
Miller - 1.5mil
zurawski - 1mil
graveson - 2mil
100% true source within parkhead - I was at a club agm and was informed by willie mcstay who is a youth coach at Celtic
To the guy who said he spoke to Robbie Keane. don't talk nonsense, and with regards to your comment about the "joke spl" if he comes to Celtic, he'd be guaranteed Champions League football every year, which is of a far higher standard than your "joke EPL". When was the last time Spurs were in the Champions League? I'd much rather have Bellamy than Keane anyhow. WGS to pull out all the stops for Bellamy in the Summer. You heard it here 1st.
Chelsea will only sign Alves, Quaresma, dacosta for 14m, 12m, 5, and bring Alex back . and they will sell Lampard or 30m to Real Madrid and also sell Geremi, khalid. This will give Mikel, Sahar, Diarra swp, more chance to play
Chelsea play 4 2 4 next season
Alves Terry Carvalho cole. a
Quaresma Ballack Essein Robben
sub: Kalou, cole. j, Mikel, alex, Cudicini
Real Madrid will sign Malouda, Ribery, Metzelder, Andrade, Lampard, Milito
nd will play 4-3-3
Ramos Milito Andrade Marcelo
Lampard Diarra Gago
Ribery ruudvannistelroy maloud
sub: Raul, higuain, Guti, Reyes, Metzelder, Torres. c
NUFC will not get anything for Bramble. He will go on a free at the end of the season so don't count on any funds being recouped with this deal.
Marcel Jansen would be great signing for a decent fee. But I can't see any of the Benfica players mentioned of late even thinking about coming to SJP.
Ayala has signed a pre-contract with Villareal so stop that rumour.
Chelsea won't be selling Joe Cole or Lampard, why would they, they are the best two English midfielders in the premier league
David Villa deal in done to Chelsea, Drogba going to Milan!
Real Mardid to bid for Rooney, (Ferguson has grown impatient with him after 2 average seasons) Fabregas and Calvalho going there too!
Celtic to sign Mark Viduka again
United to sell Rio Ferdinand, Rumourscastle interested
Arsenal will be pursuing Ribery and another strong defensive midfielder to replace Gilberto. Baptista is going back to Real and Reyes is staying as well. Man United is not signing Hargreaves as Bayern have refused to talk but they could go for Eto'o if he is available.
Through a friend of a friend, it seems Reading are set to take advantage of West Ham's imminent relegation but signing midfielder Mark Noble and striker Bobby Zamora.
No word of a fee involved but it's also thought that Newcastle United will sign Anton Ferdinand as well.
If I hear more, I shall pop back.
Norwich boss Peter Grant has made fresh enquiries with former club Celtic for a few of their fringe players.
Scott McDonald's recent signing has put Grant back on the trail of Derek Riordan, who Grant believes could be tempted to join Norwich if promised regular first team football.
Former Brighton defender Adam Virgo is also one being watched by Grant as a possible right back/ center back option.
Finally, Norwich loanee David Marshall could make his move a permenant deal if Celtic will let him. This is now looking likely, as Boruc is reported to want to stay at Celtic, and even if he doesn't, Strachan is reportedly looking at bringing Craig Gordon to Celtic.
Bale will sign for Utd instead of Spurs because of Giggs and he supported Arsenal as a kid . Spurs however will end with end up with Giles Barnes and Darren Bent for around 15 mill and Nani for 12 mill because he wants to compete with Ronaldo and sees Spurs as a team to nurture his talent . in return Mido, Murphy, Stalteri and Ziegler will leave
These are players linked to Tottenham, some have been in contact with Commolli and Levy. I'm not saying they will be signed however but are possibilities. Metzelder from Dortmund, Huntelaer and Heitinga from Ajax (Heitinga likely, Huntelaer will probably go Man Utd), Davies from WBA, Barnes from Derby. Van Den Borre - Anderlecht. Lennon and Berbatov will both stay, Mido will leave in the Summer.
Frank Rijkaard will be with Barca next season although there is going to be big changes at the Nou Camp.
Alves Sevilla £14m for RB position. Andrade from Depor for £7m to partner Puyol. Pique wants a return home as he's home sick and Barca will snap up the talented youngster for £2m. Abidal will be the new LB from Lyon in a £7.5m deal. Albelda will arrive on a free from Valencia to add some bite in the Barca CM. Robben will arrive in a swap for Deco as both want the move. In the biggest deal of the Summer Kaka will arrive from Milan in a swap for Ronaldinho. Barca rate Ronaldinho at £40m so they will get Kaka (£30m) and £10m. Finally Bojinov will come in from Juve/ Fiorentina (he's co-owned) . Zambrotta will go Back to Juve in a swap deal then Juve will pay Fiorentina there half.
Zambotta swap, Thuram £2m, Deco swap, Ronaldinho swap, GudJohnsson £8m to Man Utd and Saviola £6m.
Squad 2007/ 08 (Rijkaard will play a 4-2-3-1)
GK Valdes/ Jorguera
RB Alves/ Belletti/ Olugaer
LB Abidal/ Sylvinho
CB Puyol/ Marques
CB Andrade/ Pique
CM Xavi/ INesta
CM Albelda/ Edmilson/ Motta
RW Messi/ Guily
LW Robben/ Van Bronkhorst
ACM Kaka/ Dos Santos
CF Eto'o/ Bojinov
Del Piero-2m (FACT)
also sven will take over as city boss at end of season n pearce will go England.
Recently I wrote about not much info coming out of LFC. There's a lot of hush hush going on. Now friends are starting to talk and I can say this, forget everything you've heard, it's all smoke and mirrors. I don't want to say names yet as they don't want anyone knowing but soon I'll let the cat out of the bag. LFC supporters, get ready to be happy. 3 new signings that haven't been bandied about on this site will immediately make the Reds top contenders. GO REDS!
Everton Summer 2007 ins and outs back to front firstly in Everton are interested in a swap deal that included keeper Iain Turner joining Sheffield Wednesday with with defender Frank Simek joining the blues aslo at the back Everton want Wigans Leighton Baines which will able the likes of Gary Naysmith to join Rangers and Sandro Pistone to return to Italy Everton are willing to pay Benfica 8m for manny Fernandes but will that be enough? if a bid the for manny fails Everton will turn there attention to Nigel Reo-Coker who would cost 6.5m also Everton are interested in a new winger since there is no chance of Mancini (rubbish rumour) joining Everton are looking at the possiblity of bringing Keiran Richardson to Goodison Everton are also looking at stewart Downing but totteham are also keeping tabs on Downing Everton are desperate to be rid of dutchman Andy van der Meyde with FC Twente and AZ Alkmaar willing takers fowards lets start with no chance of AJ going anyware! plus by now you should all know the deal with David Nugent (Everton fan) will for sure join Everton in the Summer Everton are also very interested by Billy Sharp James Beattie (fat) will leave and join Sunderland
June will see Kroenke Sports Enterprise initialize a complete takeover of Arsenal. Arsenal and Stan Kroenke's Colorado Rapids signed a commercial agreement in February, and Stan will expand his interest in the club with an extraordinary takeover. ITV are currently the major shareholder within the club with 9. 9%, but expect KSE to buy out 99. 9% of the club's shares. Nothing drastic like a change in the club name, or a change in staff will be introduced. However, I personally expect a large amount of activity during the transfer window. I will report again with my research on who will be coming into the club and who will be leaving.
Everton FC Rumours
Firstly, can we end these sad and laughable rumours about AJ leaving EFC for Arsenal? He has continually stated he will not leave and David Moyes has reinforced this by stating he will not be sold. Preston's David Nugent will be bought as extra cover for AJ and James Beattie. A verbal agreement has already been agreed for the Summer and it is almost definite that he will join, regardless of the promotion of PNE. Beattie will be retained at least until next January as Everton's squad is far too small. Everton are also tracking highly rated defender Billy Jones of Crewe and Moyes will try to seal a permanent deal for Fernandes although it is likely a fee will not be agreed upon unfortunately. Only the future of Tim Cahill remains uncertain for Everton, simply due to the persistent interest from Manchester United.
There's sooooo many Celtic fans dreaming here. Appiah? I've heard he's going back to juve. R. Keane? there's no chance of him leaving Spurs, this year at least. Please realise these sorts of players play regularly for decent clubs and would not chuck that in for a team equivalent to Man City. Ok that's my anger out the way.
Adriano can leave very cheaply from inter, costing around £10mill. Expect a bid of around that from Arsenal. Forget AJ going to Arsenal that's ridiculous remember the last time Wenger bought an English centre forward? The fox in the box? and AJ is no better. Adriano to Arsenal as the big centre forward lump they need to finish off their many chances. people remember. HAZE
Top 4 Premiership Main Transfers Next Season:
Arsenal: Ribery, Hildebrand and Farfan.
Chelsea: Miguel, Quaresma and Eto'o.
Liverpool: Villa, Simao, Alves and Lennon.
Manchester United: Hargreaves, Huntelaar, Nani and Bale.
To the guy who said he seen strach in livingston what a load of rubbish ! little does he know that Robert snodgrass now plays for stirling Albion so there !
Celtic targets for 07/ 08
Whittaker - Hibs
fabianski or hildebrand only if boruc goes
Schaars - az
kadlec - sparta prague
wagner love - cska