Football Rumours Archive April 04 2007
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Sylvain Distin will join Fulham in the Summer as a pre-contract deal has been done.
Baptist 2 return 2 Real Madrid but expect AFC 2 swap Reyes 4 Woodgate . Possable move by Henry 2 sign 4 Inter with Adriano moving the other way 2 AFC . Expect a possable shock move by AFC 4 WHUF gk Robert Green, Song 2 stay at Charlton .
I'm devastated to read that Mathieu Flamini wants to leave Arsenal. I hope it's all a lie, but I can't say that I'd be completely surprised by the decision as he has struggled to make himself a first team regular. Flamini was an adequate left back during the absence of Ashley Cole and Gael Clichy last season, but he has clearly stated that he wants to remain a central midfielder and with Cesc Fabregas, Denilson, Gilberto and Tomas Rosicky ahead of him in the pecking order, nobody can blame Flamini for looking for first team football. Juventus could be the favourites to sign the young Frenchman, but I hear that Sampdoria and Le Championnat outfit Rennes are also interested.
There have been some rumours about Julian Breiller of Hearts cRossing edinburgh in the Summer to Hibs
Carson 3mil 70%
King 8mil 40%
Reo-Coker 10Mil 80%
Ribery 13mil 60%
Nasri 7mil 90%
Tevez 9mil 50%
Song Loan Return
Bendtner Loan return 100%
Carlos Vela Loan return 100%
Navas swap with Reyes 50/ 50
Poom 500k 50%
Lehmann free 80%
Connolly Loan 100%
Gilbert 2mil 90%
Flamini free 90%
Mumaba Loan 100%
Aliadiere 3mil 50/ 50
Baptista loan return 100%
Reyes swap with Navas 50/ 50
Ryan Garry 700k 70%
Squad for next Season
Carson, Almunia, Monnane
Eboue, Toure, Djourou, Clichy, Gallas, Sendoros,
J Hoyte, G Hoyte, King
Hleb, Rosicky, Ljungberg, Gilberto, Song, Diaby,
Randall, Denilson, Merida, Fabregas, Navas,
Reo-Coker, Ribery, Nasri, Efrem (carling cup)
Henry, Van Persie, Adebayor, Walcott, Bendtner, Vela, Simpson,
Rangers will only spend 'big' money on players that they know they will get 3-4 good years out of. Only back-up players will be given short term contracts. David Weir will not be getting a new contract.
Scott Brown - 3.2 million
Andy Webster - 500k
Danny Kovermanns - 2. 0 million
Kyle Lafferty - 800k
Lee McCulloch - 1.3 million
Robbie Neilson - 650k
Kirk Broadfoot - St Mirren
Alan Gow - FalKirk
Richard Wright - Everton OR Roy Carroll - West Ham
Gary Naysmith - Everton
Stefan Klos, Dado Prso, Gavin Rae, Antoine Ponroy, Makhtar N'Diaye, Davie Weir - released
Thomas Buffel - Germany - 1.1 million
Libor Sionko - PSG - 350k
Filip Sebo - Austria Vienna - 750k
Sasa Papac - Austria Vienna - 250k
Ian Murray - Coventry, Preston, Notts Forest - 250k
Nacho Novo - Spain - 400k
12 players out!
10 back in!
Meaning that, youth players will be brought through the ranks to make the squad a lot bigger. The likes of Jordan McMillan, Andrew Shinnie and Alan Lowing will make sub appearance from now to the end of the season to get some experience.
To the Person who thinks Liverpool are going to spend £68m that figure is well over the top. Besides this can you explain how were going to get money for Dudek and Fowler when there both out of contract or have you not heard of the BOsman ruling? Also if Hyypia goes he'll be allowed to leave on a free due to his loyal service to the club.
Although Rafa will be giving money he won't go crazy. He will not blow his budget on Eto'o instead he'll opt to bring in Saviola (BOsman) and Tevez £15m to join the 3 Argentines already at the club. Midfield he fancies a couple of players Lennon or SWP however he feels Chelsea will ask for too much monies from a team they consider there main rivals for next season. Expect a checky bid for Fenandes (currently on loan at Everton) . Micar Richards is now Rafa's prefered RB and he will try to get one up on Man Utd by going in for Gareth Bale
Benitez will use his £40 million transfer budget wisely, buying a winger in the form of Daniel Alves and a striker in the mould of Klose. The rest of his budget will be spent on the most promising talent Liverpool scouts can find.
LFC rumours: Rafa Benitez will be reuniting Bayer Leverkusen's front line by capturing Berbatov from Spurs in a swap deal for Crouch and Kewell. Berbatov will have his old mucker Voronin alongside him (already signed) . Benitez will also capture Alves from Sevilla for £14M, Bale for £12M and Richards for Sami Hyypia plus £10M.
As always, I'm here to keep you up to date on all the latest from St James' Park, as I gain inside information into transfers and other club matters. As was well reported after the poor NUFC showing at the weekend, large sections of fans were expressing their displeasure with choruses of chanting and booing aimed at the lacklustre performance of the mags. And I must admit, I too was showing my dissatisfaction with a few confused mumbles and whistles!
Now, following this, the current consensus within the club is that Newcastle are in dire need of a Summer clear out, not only to rid the club of some of the dead wood within the playing staff, but also some of the 'stars' may possibly leave the club too, dependant on the offers received.
Bramble is most likely going to be plying his trade with either Pompy or in East Anglia. Moore will be on his way back to Oz. Carr is set to leave, but at present we are unaware of who the interested parties are - likely to a newly promote team or a team currently lingering lower in the league. Babayaro will also be leaving the club. Onyewu will most likely not have his current loan deal made permanent, unless he was to greatly impress in his last few games. Expect some bids for some players like N'Zogbia and Ramage, but Roeder is keen to keep a hold of academy boys unless good offers were to come in.
Roeder is keen to hold onto 'stars' such as Owen, Emre, Duff, Dyer and Parker, but if a good offer was to come in for these players, I expect these offers may be accepted. Everton still hold a strong interest in the abilities of captain Scott Parker. Emre has a lot of interest coming his way from Germany. I exect Owen will stay for another season, and then be allowed to leave unless Newcastle can go on to have a good season.
Freddy will give Roeder money to spend to rebuild. Plenty of coin-jangling will see the following coming in: Barton, Bale/ Bridge/ Baines, Brown, Davies, Barnes and Crouch/ Ashton/ Bent. There's also a chance of picking up some free transfers in the likes of Distin. Expect investment in the current academy set up, as it is felt that not enough talent is coming through the club. A big stir up may take place, with top coaches sought out.
Watch these happen - just some more true rumours to add to my ever impressive CV.
Celtic and Leicester rumours
I can confirm Tim Davies (Leicester exec) was on the phone to Peter Lawwell (Celtic chief exec) today (Tuesday) as I work at the club. After a bit of investigation work I can reveal the phone call was about the availability of Craig Beattie and Derek Riordan. Its obviously up to the Celtic management team but neither have played regulary this season. So Leicester fans
Was on the phone to my uncle who stays in Manchester and works as a member of the backroom staff at Old Trafford. Says that there is a high possibilty that Darren Fletcher will be a Celtic player by start of the new season! Ferguson has hinted that Flethcer won't be in his plans for next season, and Fletcher would jump at the chance to come back to Scotland and play for the Champions, and still play Champions League Football. A transfer fee of around £3 Million would see him signs for the Scotish Champions!
with randy lerners mega buck we will sign Morten Gamst Pederson (12 mil) and John Arne Riise (9 mil) to partner up with John Carew to make an unbeatable Norweigen left sided team. we will also get Phil Bardsley on a permanent tieing Alan Smith with the deal (10 mil) . Stephen Appiah is a dun deal worth 4 mil. Going out is angel, delany, Samuel and boama
Jamie Langfield (?)
Richard Wright (free)
Kirk Broadfoot (Done Deal)
Graeme Alexander (?)
Gary Naysmith (?)
Titus Bramble (free)
Scott Brown (4m)
Darren Fletcher (loan)
Rino Gattuso (?)
Lee Mccullouch (2m)
Alan Gow (Done Deal)
Danny Koevermars (2m)
David Healy (2m)
Rumor has it that Man Utd are following sampadoria star Fabio Quagliarella just last sat/ sun he scored a 40 screamer. One problem for United is that both Milan clubs are interested and he would probaly prefer to stay in Italy
Apparently Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws is interested in Bury's talented 19 years old midfield prospect Richie Baker.
Steve Sidwell will sign a two year deal at Reading with a cluase saying he can leave for juyst £2m if Reading get relegated.