Football Rumours Archive March 03 2007
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Everton will get there men this summer, the hitlist is as follows:
Riquelme - 8mil
Nugent - 6mil
Out will be Beattie (to whoever wants him 2. 5mil, Wrighty free and we may even be losing our Spanish god arteta for no less than 10mil)
"Nicol and Dudek are old mates"
who posted that yesterday? I didn't know Jerzy was in the double-winning side of 86? Come on, you're having a laugh aren't you?
The rumours is that LFC will not be signing Torres, Eto'o or Villa. It's silly season for the hacks, and LFC, although they have had a huge injection of cash will not take part in a bidding war. Two strikers will arrive further to Voronin, and they will be Klose and Huntelaar.
Fowler and Crouch will be shown the door
This is the journalist from Kicker Magazine. There isn't much on the rumor front, right now, although I have heard that Juventus are following eight Bundesliga stars: Per Mertesacker, Naldo, Miroslav Klose, Tim Borowski, and Diego of Werder Bremen, Mario Gomez of VfB Stuttgart, and Christoph Metzelder of Borussia Dortmund. There is a possibility that up to four of these players will be moving to Juventus. Only one of Mertesacker, Naldo, and Metzelder will move to Juve, if at all, only one of Frings and Borowski, one of Klose and Gomez, and perhaps Diego. Bremen are very reluctant to lose Diego, however. The only reason that they would let Klose leave is because of the constant speculation surrounding him moving. Of the three central defenders, Juve prefer Metzelder because he is out of contract in the summer.
We will sign Billy Sharp from Scunthorpe 4 1. 5mil he will cum because his former strike partnr at Scunthorpe Andy Keogh is ere
The search for a central midfielder goes on for Leicester and they are likely to opt for Alan Thompson, currently on loan at Leeds. With the Milan Mandaric revolution underway, City also fancy Blackburn's Steven Reid and Lincoln City hotshot Lee Frecklington with Luke Varney, Crewe's prolific striker and a well known Leicester fan, set to re-sign for his boyhood heroes in the summer.
Unbelievably, Liverpool have already reached an agreement with Barcelona and Sevilla to sign Samuel Eto'o and Daniel Alves. Eto'o has decided it's either Liverpool or Arsenal for him and as Arsenal have not been in contact, he has chosen Liverpool. He has agreed a 5 year deal worth £60,000 per week costing Liverpool £20. 195m.
Alves is yet to cement a move to the English club but is said to be "very excited about the thought of playing with Eto'o, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, " whom he rates highly. An offer of 5 years plus a £35, 000 salary has been given him with a deal of £11. 8m agreed between the two clubs.
Norwich ins and outs
Billy Sharp 1. 5-2million definitely
Eastwood 2. 5million
billy Jones and varney combined fee of 2. 5million
(Peter grant will definitely sign sharp expect him to put in bids for the other ones mentioned)
mcviegh Swansea City-400,000
earnshaw-Sheffield United or West Ham
expect grant to be sacked if the Canaries are not promoted next season
To "I'm a journalist and a lot of this will be true:"
Journalists are the very last people on earth to tell the truth or even know what the word means! Still, thanks for giving us all a good laugh!
Yes, Robbie Fowler is joining Rangers. Smith would love to have Alan Smith alongside him, but Rangers can't afford him and in any case, Ferguson (dark day in hell before I call him "Sir"!) still see's him having a future at OT, albeit as a squad player.
Ribery to Arsenal-yes. Eto? -rubbish! He's off to Italy. Done and dusted. Milan.
Ronaldinho will stay at Barcelona.
Ballack will leave Chelsea in the summer.
Jonathan Woodgate has become a target for no less than five English clubs-current loan team Middlesborough, ex-club Newcastle, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Portsmouth. Newcastle and Arsenal the only likely choices for him.
Norwich's raids on Scotland will continue, targets include Jason Scotland of St Johnstone and David Van Zanten of St Mirren-recommended by Simon Lappin.
WHUFC to get a brand new squad for the CCC!
the players to stay are-
walker, Konchesky, gabbidon, upson, mccartney, bowyer,
spector, Collins, noble, davenport&quashie!
joining whufc for the CCC are-
carlo nash[500k], vito mannone[loan], jon otsemobor[800k], Lee cook[1m], Billy Sharp[2m], Steven naismith[2. 5m], Luke varney[1. 5m], nicky maynard[1m], ben watson[2m], tom soares[2. 5m], Scott Sinclair[loan], joe ledley[3m], Matty jarvis[1m]& marvin elliot[800k].
To JWIRE : you say that Fletcher and O'shea will not leave MUFC as they are squad players and that we would have no cover if they left. Have you ever seen either of them play? Ok, O'shea is quite an effective full back, but that's it. Fletcher is the worst centre midfielder I have ever seen. He's slow, poor first touch, he can't tackle and can't pass. other than being able to run around (like a headless chicken) a lot, he brings nothing to a game. Same can be said for Richardson, has absolutley no football intelligence, sure, he's quick but he can't keep the ball, can't pass. As a Man United fan I can safely say, a aquad without these players is a better squad. Expect Man United to sign Torres (He has already instructed he's agent to push for a move to OT, NOT Stamford Bridge, he has sai that he wouldn't got to Chelsea because of there policy of buying players to stop them playing for other clubs. ), Hargreaves will eventually sign for $20mil, as will Nani, Bale and the two twins Rafael and Fabio. Whoever said Man United will have little funds available this summer is sorely mistaken. Expect Fergie to get all he wants.
Major transfers in the summer
berbatov Real Madrid
bent Man Utd
ashton aston Villa (if whu relegated)
Jlloyd Samuel + 1 mil swap for stelios
Scott Parker + James milner 11. 7mil
Charlton to go down and d bent to Tottenham which will make Defoe leave to Villa or middlesbough (prob villa) and matt Holland to go to villa, Bolton, Tottenham or Newcastle.
leighton baines will come in with Wigan going down, henri camara will go to Blackburn.
crouch + 7mil in a swap for micheal owen.
marlon king will go to Cardiff if they get promoted.
SPURS RUMOURS: D. berbatov is NOT moving to man U thanks very much, he came to Spurs saying they were a big club with a big future, and he still believes that with the clubs recent form and of course his excellent form lately. MJ will be looking for more Young talent in the summer, with likes of gareth Bale 9m, giles barnes 3m and a few more like them moving to the lane, but Jol won't over do it on the Youngsters and take the risk of missing out on a chance of cl next season so he may move for teddy Sheringham 1m (for 1 year and then become a coach) and R. cerny will extend his loan spel at the lane for another 1-3years. other transfer possibilities (all clubs not just Spurs) :
s. downing - Spurs - 9m
l. podolski - Chelsea - 18. 5m
SWP - Newcastle/ Liverpool - 11m
j. p. angel - Sunderland/ Wigan - 2m
d. Murphy - Reading - 900k
k. dyer - Spurs - 8m
m. owen - Liverpool - 10m
s. Sidwell - Newcastle - 6m
THATS ALL FOLKS!
Carlos Tevez wants to stay in England when West Ham go down with Everton, Newcastle and Tottenham looking at him
Whats all this random talk about swp going to Real Madrid it won't happen Real Madrid have never shown interest in him. Real Madrid transfers:
Out: Emerson - AC Milan/ Juventus, Cannavaro - AC Milan/ Juventus, Salgado - ?, Roberto Carlos (retire), Beckham - Done deal to LA Galaxy, Diarra (Inter Milan/ AC Milan), Baptista - Juventus, Capello- ?. In: Alexis (Getafe), Pepe (Porto), Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd), Cesc (Arsenal) OR Kaka (AC Milan), Schuster (Coach - Getafe) . Robinho will be staying.
07/ 08 team:
Casillas Ramos Alexis Pepe Marcelo/ Torres C. Ronaldo Gago Cesc/ Kaka Robinho Higuain RVN/ Cassano
2 the guy that said Fowler was going 2 Rangers is true he will sign on a free he's been in touch with mcoist for a while about ending his carrer at Ibrox as he is a big big Rangers fan 1 Robbie Fowler
Rangers will bring in
Robbie Fowler (Free)
Alan Gow (Free)
Steve Sidwell (Free)
Scott Brown (2. 5mil)
Steven Naismith (2. 5mil)
Craig Gordon (4mil)
Chinedu Ogbuke (1. 5mil)
They will also bring in the following coaches
They will bring in the following youth players
Man City are set to sign Stelio Giannakopolous in the summer for un undisclosed fee but will have to compete with OlympiAkos and Birmingham (if promoted) for the Greek wingers signature.
I heard that A. wenger will bring back Reyes (change with julio) and carlos vela. that was so impresive in la liga now.
These are 100% true!
Navas to Madrid
Deco to Chelsea
Kaka to Madrid
Villa to United
Henry To Barcelona
Van Der Vaart to Barcelona
Kompany to Madrid
Richards to United
Lampard to Barcelona
De Jong to United
Mertesacker to Madrid
Cannavaro to Juventus
Fabregas to Madrid
Eto'o to Arsenal
Gerrard to Juventus
Baptista to Lyon
Reyes to Roma
Quaresma to United
Lahm to Madrid
Alves to Madrid
Robben to Madrid
United team Next Season
VDS/ Richards/ Ferdinand/ Vidic/ Evra/ Ronaldo/ Scholes/ CarRick/ Quaresma/ Rooney/ Villa
Barcelona team Next Season
Valdes/ Zambrotta/ Puyol/ Marquez/ Sylvinho/ Xavi/ Van der Vaart/ Lampard/ Messi/ Ronaldinho/ Henry
Real Madrid team Next Season
Casillas/ Alves/ Mertesacker/ Kompany/ Lahm/ Navas/ Fabregas/ Kaka/ Robben/ Van Nistlerooy/ Raul
AW will not concede that his Youngsters cannot challenge for the the title alone, and will continue to bring a mix in Younger and experienced.
Out: Lehmann, Alumnia, Song, Muamba, Flamini, Ljunberg, Baptista.
In: Given, Barbosa or Akinveef (Alumnia/ Barbosa swap), Babel, Ribery, Benni McCarthy.
Rosicky back to CM or RM. Ribery on the left, with babel as cover.
AW may consider another experienced defender that can play anywhere along the back. Kaladze is being considered (Loan traore)
Fantastic rumours I leave in Valencia, and I am a United fan, and yesterday I went to the Mestalla (Valencia's stadium) and I heard Kike sanchez Flores (Valencia's manager) and Benito Carbone (Valencia's director) saying that they will buy Javier Saviola funded by selling David Villa to United for 30 million Euro!
United in: Huntelaar (12 million euro)
Robinho if Ronaldo leaves (12 million euro)
Nani (7 million euro)
Gareth Bale (6 million pounds)
Moutinho (10 million euro)
and the best signing except David Villa- Alexandre Pato, the wonderkid from Internacional who is chased by Chelsea, R. Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Inter, Bayern, Juventus and Arsenal, publicly said that he is a United fan and that is where he want to play! United to sign him for 15 million euro's United to take the quadruple!
United to sell- Fletcher to Everton (6 million pounds), O'Shea to Birmingham if they qualify to the EPL- 4 million pounds, Richardson to Rangers- 7 million pounds, Alan Smith to Everton- 8 million pounds, Silverstre to Lyon- 4 million pounds.
United to win today against Liverpool 2:1
Liverpool are looking to Anderlecht Right Back Anthony Van Den Borre as a long term replacement for Steve Finnan.