Football Rumours Archive June 04 2008
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Tottenham have approached Deportivo La Coruna with an offer for Canadian international Julian De Guzman. It is believed that Ramos sees De Guzman as a perfect partner to Modric in the midfield, with the added bonus of being fluent in both Spanish and English. Tottenham have not matched Deportivo's evaluation of £7.5 million pounds.
Expect to see Mark Milligan join either a dutch, German or possibly even Arsenal. Nathan Burns will join FC Twente.
Dwight Yorke– Central Coast Mariners
Cristiano Ronaldo– Real Madrid (37.5 Mill, Sergio Ramos, Robinho, Mahmud Diarra)
Good Arsenal Ins
GK: out jens Lehmann somewhere in Germany
out Almunia showed good form but not convinced
in Robert green from the Hammers £8 million (first choice)
in Wayne Hennessey £7 million (second choice but pushing, only young)
out william Gallas (to Italy 10 mil)
out Senderos (6 mil) to Italy
out justin Hoyte (Aston Villa 3 mil)
in micah Richards (15 mil)
out Hleb (15 million FC Barcelona)
out Diaby (8 million inter)
in gareth barry or veloso
in samir Nasri £13 million from Marseille
out Bendtner (got to many forwards and adebyour is to similar) Italy 8 mil
in Villa (20 mil) or Gomes (12 mil) or what I think is best signing Benzema (21 mil) all these forwards score goals when it counts our forwards just do not do that.
Gomis while sign for Liverpool, only if Dirk Kuyt leaves
Nasri has practically signed for Arsenal. Expect bids for Guiza, de La Red, Chantome and Wheater. Maybe Micah Richards
Inter will sign Drogba with money and Adriano going the other way. Expect Mahamoddou Diarra to go there to.
Marseille are replacing Cisse, who is on his way to west Ham, with CSKA's Wagner Love, and Ben Arfa is replacing Nasri.
Expect Liverpool to put a bid in for Simao again
What did I say about the Glazer's vs. Real Madrid? Dont' mess with the Glazer's they will really flex their muscles. After winning the Champions League they want more. Nike and their American branding management are really working hard calling up people around the world their plans (1) become more visible than any other club (2) the release of CR7 brand Cristiano's NIKE outfit own brand. CR will get a hefty package similar to American athletes (Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe BRyant, etc. ) Forget Ronaldhino that is what NIKE said with his downfall CR7 is the new NIKE kid. So why move to Real if ADIDAS cannot match NIKE. Additional package for CR7, Nike's and Glazer's private jets will be used when CR7 is on Holidays. My sources in America that NIKE is working on a package for CR7 for $55 a year for four years. Cristiano's agent is very hesitant on Real's branding package because they will only get 50 percent from Real and Adidas. Anyway Sir Alex will get 2 to three players again for next coming season. UNITED
Got a message last night from my contact at Upton Park that Yossi is on his way back this Summer for £4 million on the same contract that he turned down last Summer.
Freddy, Neill, LMB, Quashie, Davenport, Pantsil, are all on thier way out
Ronaldo will leave United. The fee will be 100 million but most likely will involve players. Robinho is most likely because he can take Ronaldo's position, Ramos has been mentioned but he is probably unlikely because He would probs prefer to stay in Spain, United would like Diarra to be involved but Madrid could probably get more on the open market for him (inter interested). micah Richards is more likely than Alves because he is a better centre half and Wes Brown is more than adequate cover at rb. I do not think a lot will be paid for forwards, Henry, fabiano or Ashton for around £10 million would make sense. then a creative young midfielder/forward like Kerlon/ben arfa/Nasri, maybe ramsey but he's more of a straight midfielder? VDS will be fazed out by Christmas with Foster or kameni fighting for no. 1. the loser will be sold and kucazak will remain as back–up. Saha will leave and maybe one of park, O'Shea, Fletcher but most likely none will leave. if Ronaldo is not sold I would not be surprised to see Ronaldinho in red next season.
Huntelaar is not (I repeat NOT) going to Celtic. Although he has not had Europe's top team make bids for him yet, there a plenty of clubs from strong leagues who would be interested. Sir Alex has him on his radar as have a number of Spanish and German bosses so why would he join Celtic? The Scottish Premier League is weaker than the Dutch league and so would be a step down for a young star who is tipped for big things. Expect bids of around £10 million in the Summer and he will probably go to Spain.
Celtic to sign Shola Ameobi to replace "the King".
Leicester City have interviewed Paul Ince and Simon Grayson already. Billy Davies will be seen today (Tuesday) but will take some persuading while Mike Newell completes the short list having interviewed well previously. Matt Oakley in talks to join Fost while DJ Campbell wants a return to London. Mandaric still trying to convince Marton Fulop and Lee Hendrie to spend one year on League one before a major push for the Premier League in 2009. Stearman and Mattock will not be sold unless the club receives offers in excess of £5 million.
Blades are looking to follow up there enquiry About the 3 Young Talent Of Boro.
Jamie Connealy – 50 k
Josh Knight – 50 k
Paul Gooney – 75k
Or might be a Swap for
Gordan Strachan is considering a move for transfer–listed Plymouth defender Marcel Seip. Plymouth want £1.2 million, but Strachan may offer Bobo Balde in px.
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2 Celtic fans
1 who said Celtic to buy Craig Gordon for £10 million (as if)
second who said Sunderland will buy bobo Balde for £2 million (what for an old man, no way) and also said that Celtic would buy Ian harte for £3 million, why would you want to pay for a player who is a free agent.
now some news
mark Hughes to be Manchester City manager by Friday,
alan Shearer to take his place at Blackburn,
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Keane to bring in Hunt, Jimmy Briand, Răzvan Raţ and a Experience forward to partner Jones
First of all if Craig Gordan is worth 9 or 10 million, Scott Carson is worth more. The £8 million asking price is about right for a future England goalkeeper.
Liverpool are currently in talks with Cardiff over a £4 million pound move for Aaron Ramsey and with Villa for £8 million + Crouch.
Bentley will move to Liverpool for £12 million + Pennant. A shock move is on the cards for Michael Owen returning to the KOP. Benitez has made a offer of £8 million and if it's not accepted he will make Riise as part of the deal.
Benitez will then decide to whether to bid £14 million for Samir Nasri, Van der Vaart or Mati Fenandez. Liverpool have first refusal on Nasri as part of the Ciise deal. Expect Nasri or Fenandez of Villareal to sign after the Euros.
The fact that Rangers are chasing kenny Miller is a joke. He was not good enough for us the first time, was not good enough for Celtic and failed to impact on the Premier League.
At best, he's a championship player although that may be a compliment to the guy.
Other Rangers rumours is that Lee wilkie will be brought in as a squad player and the chances of davie Weir staying on are no more than 50–50 although if he does stay he will not hold down a regular place in the team.
Andy dorman of st mirren has also been targetted but will make as much of an impact as Alan Gow has.
Walter Smith should be targetting players of Premier League quality as Carlos Cuellar will leave within the next two seasons for Newcastle as Kevin keegan is already preparing a bid of upwards of £10 million pounds
Rangers and Celtic will both speak to Harry Kewell regarding a £40,000 a week move to Scotland. The Australian winger is keen about Champions League football and sees Celtic as a great place to get it, having been released by Liverpool.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Liverpool's transfer strategy this Summer, and the size of Benitez' transfer kitty. The fact is; Benitez has been granted much more money on the transfer market than most are aware of. The sell–before–we–buy–saga is something that is been used, in order to not inflate the prices of the targets. Therefore, Benitez is focusing on signing the "cheap" players now at the start of the transfer season. Due to the fact that Torres has played so well up front in the 4–2–3–1 formation, Rafa is unsure whether he wants to spend big money on a typical forward such as David Villa, although there has been enquieries about Villa, Parry and Benitez feel that the valuation of Valencia is too high (30 million euros), and they have therefore turned their heads towards spending the big money on a typical winger such as Frank Ribery and then use Babel more as a back up forward.
I have also heard that Liverpool are considering Trezeguet (again), and Milito of Zaragosa as they will be significantly cheaper than David Villa. Liverpool also want to sing a typical playmaker to play in the role behind Torres, moving Gerrard out on the right. I have not heard any names yet, although Benitez was at some point keen about singning Modric. Expect a player here in the £15 million region – maybe Diego of Werder Bremen, but that is purely my own speculation.
I've heard through the grapevine that Gianfranco Zola and Gus Poyet to take over at Chelsea.
Wes hoolahan passed a medical test yesterday at Norwich and is widely expected to sign for us tomorrow or even today. COME ON ROEDER'S GREEN ARMY
Sheff Wednesday are in talks with midfielder Paul Wotton.
4 in a row, talking out your backside?
To be fair, had Dunfermline not lay down in front of Rangers and Scotty Macdonald scored twice in the last minute it would have been 6 in a row. Celtic are the number 1 force in Scotish football, it's pretty clear. On to the rumours, Gravesen, Balde, Riordan, Killen all certs to leave, good chance of Boateng coming to Paradise, Lafferty is not worth £5 million, He would do well in Scotland but not good enough for the Champs League. Kevin Doyle, Shaun Maloney, JVOH to stay and continue the good form he showed towards the end of the season. Samaras to sign for £3 million and expect to see more of the boy Hutchinson who has bags of potential. McGeady to stay but Nakamura and Donati off to Sunderland and Treviso respectively.
3 in a row – 7 to go.
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Possable move by Arsene Wenger 4 LFC gk Scott Carson as Carson is now only £6 million. It's been heard Arsene Wenger is still monitering Barrys situation as he knows Barry wants to leave Aston Villa and may still move 4 him that is why Arsene Wenger still hasen't sold Hoyte as he would use Hoyte who's an Aston Villa target as part of a deal if it ever came thru.
I can put to bed any rumours about andrew driver of Hearts being moved on. I am a close friend of Andy and he has said that he has no plans in the near future of going anywhere. he gets regular games and is still learning and from what I can make out Hearts owners are not planning on selling any of their players to any other Scottish Premier League side.
Donny will raid Oldham for Chris Taylor and Craig Davies for £750,000, also they are after Nicky Bailey from Southend.
I really hope this site posts this as it needs saying. 90 percent of the stuff on here is bullshit. When you have got clowns who claim to "know the truth" and then they say something personic like "Siena's Andrea Dossena to Liverpool for £8 million" you HAVE to realise they are talking out of their arses, (Dossena plays for Udinese, sure he may join Liverpool, but does not the fact that the so–called expert does not even know who they play for suggest he's clueless? )
Pluck a page from a few months or weeks back and see how few rumours turned out to be true, you'll also see a lot more inaccuracies, (my personal fave was Alonso going to FC Barcelona for cash + Saviola back in January – even though Saviola had joined Real Madrid six months earlier.)
Another annoying thing is the numbnuts who say everyone else's comments are wrong because they know nothing – and then they spout a load of too.
This site COULD be a good legitimate source for inside information, but far too many people make up or roll with nonsense paper–talk. Let's not forget that all of the tabloids once ran with the story that Gerard Houllier was going to sign Didier Baptiste – fictional French left back of Harchester United on TV's Dream Team.
As for people knowing people at the club etc. I know former Everton star Ronnie Goodlass personally and he knows nothing for certain about their transfer plans, so what makes you think the soddin' dinner lady or steward does?
Finally, I will give the sole thing I have heard, from 70's Liverpool star and current LFCTV pundit, David Fairclough: –
He says that nobody at the club, save for Hicks, Gillett, Parry and Rafa know the targets. The Barry interest was leaked and therefore they are playing their cards very close to their chest, even Gerrard does not know names, so anybody claiming otherwise are guessing at best. Dossena appears to have some truth to it, as does the Alonso/Juve story and of course Degen was accurate, but all of these are because the other clubs involved have spoken up. Please, take any other Liverpool rumours with a pinch of salt as even the top journalists are guessing currently.
Information I have from inside Villa park is that Villa and Liverpool are stuggling to agree a fee for barry, as Villa are demanding 16–18 million straight cash and they will not sell unless this price is met.
Sidwell deal is done but Villa need to wait for new chlesea manager to be appointed, where they will then make a bid for wright–phillips.
o Neill has also enquired about farfan (PSV), Johnson of Manchester City, Darren Bent and Boruc.
deals for guzan (2–3 million) and Sean scannell (3 million) look like likley to happen
" Leicester City will appoint newell not Davies, thracian does not know what he's on about, he will sign Dean brill
and McLeod (swap for dj)
Firstly, I am a Charlton Fan, but honestly do you really want Izale McLeod? He is injured until December and even then Leicester will have to pay £2 million to get him which they obviously do not have.
Secondly, when you say "Varney" I hope you ont mean Luke Varney, our best forward, worth over £5 million, and Why would he want to go back to League 1?
Thirdly DJ Campbell is hardley Charlton quality.
For some actually proper rumours involving Charlton:
Out: £9 million
Cory Gibbs Released
Osei Sankofa Released
Chris Powell Released
Paulo Monteiro Released
Dean Sinclair Millwall, 400 k
Amdy Faye Rennes, £1 million
Marcus Bent Wigan, £1 million
Jonathan Fortune Stoke, 600 k
Jerome Thomas £3 million, Portsmouth
Zheng Zhi £3 million+ Lee Cook, Fulham
IN: £3.5 million
RB: Greg Halford – 500 k
CB: Kaspars Gorkss – 250 k
RW: Tibor Tisza – 750 k
LW: Lee Cook – Swap
CM: Ferrie Bodde – £2 million
My mate works in an estate agents in Glasgow and is showing Jonathan Greening round some houses next week.
This Summer there will be 4 or five players of real quality arriving at St. James' park.
Mikel Arteta – the fee will probably be £10 million as much as Everton fans will post against this it will happen as Keegan sees him as the perfect replacement for Duff his likely destination is Sunderland.
Amara Diane – The Cameroon internantional forward has shown great form for Paris St. Germain and Keegan has noticed this. The fee would probably be around the £6.5 million mark.
Pablo Aimar – Zaragoza have been relegated and he is available for around £6.5 million. He is a very good playemaker and Emre will be making way for him in a deal taking him to Fenerbache.
Achille Emana – He is a brilliant central midfielder who can operate centrally or in a more attacking role. Keegan will face stiff competition from Portsmouth though. The fee could be £5 million.
Fabricio Coloccini – the Deportivo centre back is an ideal partner for Taylor. A hefty fee is needed at £10 million.
Outgoing will be:
Duff – Sunderland £3 million
Emre – Fenerbache £8 million
Rozehnal – Genoa £1 million
Cacapa – Lille £750 k
Ameobi – Stoke £4 million
One real rumour is that Newcastle are looking at Brazilian defender Lucio.
I have it on good authority, that Tottenham are in Eindhoven pushing through a deal for two players Gomes the Grobballar like keeper and Farfan. JR was very much impressed with both it seems during the UEFA cup this season.
Lee has also signed a two year deal with PSV in p/E.
Keeper will challenge with Alnwick and Forccast. Robbo has gone to the Boro. Dunne is hanging fire before commiting Arse have now entered race but he has told all concerned ie Pompey, Tottenham and Arse he wants to see who the manager is.p.she has rejected AVfc and NUfc.
Tottenham not getting good vibes as begining of week, Emeritaes now favorite A Ferdinand is now beining lined up and Curbs is interested in quite a few Tottenham squad players Ghaly, Chimbonda, Dawson and especally Tom Huddlestone.