Football Rumours Archive May 04 2008
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I brought the Dean Ashton to Man United rumour to this site many months ago, and it appears that the press have caught on. Sir Alex was actually interested in him some time ago and wanted to buy in January, but decided against a bid following his injuries and the impending return to fitness of Saha. The truth is that Sir Alex wants an aerial dimension as a plan B, and Dean Ashton is one of the candidates. If this does not happen then expect a bid for either Kenwyne Jones or Benni McCarthy.
Chelsea will certainly sign Daniel Alves in the Summer and a deal has in fact already been agreed in principle, the fee will be a minimum of £25 million.
As widely reported yesterday, MON is extremely unhappy with Liverpool's approach for Gareth Barry, but if he can get Carson and Crouch added to a cash fee, the likelyhood is that Barry will leave.
The only Arsenal targets at the moment are Allessandro Rosina of Torino and Lucio of Bayern Munich. No plans have been made for Flamini, although potential replacements have been identified.
Some people on here talk utter NONSENSE. glichy to Everton £4 million? RUBBISH.
right lets get realistic although Wengers in desparate need of a few established worldclass players I simply cannot see him splashing the cash unless the price is right which is rare these days with clubs overvaluating there players.
Three clear areas that need inproving are:
with Gallas and Toure being too similar a strong tough tackling collusus of a defender that is gd in the air i.e Mexes or Richards,
a holding DM that is good in the tackle aswell as on the ball.
& a wide player possilby left footed with good dribbling skills and eye 4 goal.
a worldclass centre half would only come in if Gallas is sold which is unlikely so expect youngsters harvart norviet and G. Hoyte to get a chance to prove themselves.
Gilbertos off to Italy and? s over Flamini expect Rio Mavuba 4rm villareal to come in Wenger a long time admirer &tried to sign him lst yr
Ben Arfa is top of the wishlist his currently unhappy at not getting enough playing time but Wenger will only pay a max of £15 million Lyon will want £18 million if a deal cannot b agreed Vela will occupie the left flank as well as his natural st role. Also there is hugley talented bunch of young talent predominantly English such as gibbs, randall, lansbury, thomas, wilshere, barazite that could make the step up 21st team action. So do not expect a huge influx of players most are expecting:
PLAYERS IN: Ben Arfa £15 million and Muvuba £6 million
PLAYERS OUT: Gilberto £3.5 million (Italy) and Flamini? (ac or Juve)
Mate of mine is a pro scout. Works for several clubs but main employer is MCFC,
He tells me this;
Sven is wanted by Mr Thaksins son but not by the rest of the board (the Thai ones), if he goes he will be replaced by Mourinho.
Dunney and Benjani not happy and will quit club if this happens.
Ronaldinho was offered contract but Knocked us back, Ballack condsidering an offer, big money offer for a current England player ( do not know who) has been accepted but will not happen until June at least.
Sweep back to Eastlands? If Sven goes and Jose does not get the job it may happen otherwise forget it
The big story though is Micah, the rags have offered 30 million, Frank has agreed but Micah has said he cannot play for the rags, he will only play City, Arsenal or FC Barcelona
Arsene Wenger is believed to be interested in signing Lyon midfielder Jeremy Toulalan for a fee of £6.5 million. Gilles Grimandi has been to see this player more than 10 times this season and believes he can be a good addition to the squad.
If Wenger fails in his bid to get Toulalan he will go for Saint Etienne's Columbian midfielder Freddy Guarin for a fee in the region of £3 million instead.
It may have finally hit home with the Tottenham fans that David Villa, and proably the rest of the top players in the world, are not interested in a move to White Hart Line, only as a last resort, like Modric. Villa has just came out and said he does not want to move there, and is holding out for a move to Real Madrid. Tottenham may have cash to burn, but the real players are more interested in trophies than a few extra quid. Barry looks set for Liverpool in the Summer, Carson + cash deal, and will turn down Chelsea and possibly Arsenal to get his move. Flamini will sign for Milan in the next two weeks, and Hleb will probably go to either FC Barcelona or Inter too. Bentley is still a target for Liverpool, as is Maxi from A. Madrid. Drogba and Lampard will still leave in the Summer despite getting into the European Final, Van Der Vaart and Hunterlaar are favorites to replace them due to Henk Ten Cates influence in Holland. Briand is a target for Portsmouth, as is Ledley King.
I am a Liverpool fan but I know for a fact that Derby are signing Paul Connolly from Plymouth argyle. I do not know him personally but I know his best mate who is a pe teacher in my school. you.
Liverpool transfer targets 2008/09
Rafinha £6–8 mill
P Lahm £8–10 mill
If DIC take over both of the above will be signed, if DIC do not invest then Rafa will only buy 1.
Degen – Free Transfer
David Silva £18–25 million, he will be Liverpool's big signing this Summer. Benitez is already negotiating the price for him.
David Bentley £10 million + Crouch
Gareth Barry £10–12 million + Carson, Barry wants to play in Champions League, he would love a move to Liverpool.
As for the forwards none will be signed. nemeth will be promoted to the first team and Babel will play as a forward in some games next season. if any forwards are signed they will be players for the future.
total: £65 Mill
Crouch – Blackburn as part of Bentley transfer
Carson – Aston Villa as part of Barry transfer
Riise – £2–3 mill
Kewell – 500 k–£1 mill
Vorinin – £1 mill
Aurelio – £3–4 mill
Pennant – £3–4 mill
Benayoun – £4–5 mill
Alonso – £12–15 mill
Itandje – £1–2 mill
Some Youth players – £5–7 mill
Total: 42 mill
My brother works at fratton park and is in close contact with Harry Redknapps PA. He has recently been told that Paul Robinson of West Bromwich is a done deal for a fee of £3 million. Another word that has been going round is that Peter Crouch is also a done deal at a fee of £8 million on a four–year–deal.
Genuine Arsenal Rumours from someone who knows Keith Edelman personally:
Flamini was in Milan on Tuesday agreeing terms. So unfortunately looks like he's off: (
A fee has been agreed with Lyon for Hatem Ben Arfa, negotiations currently going on.
Edelman was ousted in a boardoom row over finances/transfers.
Peter Crouch and Jermaine Pennant have been seen together in Portsmouths gunwharf quays. they are both supposedly joining Portsmouth in the Summer, so is this only a shopping trip?
Xabi Alonso will make his way to Real Madrid in the Summer in a £16 million move with Gareth Barry replacing him at Liverpool at around £7 million + John Arne Riise.
Liverpool will be signing English this Summer in Gareth Barry and David Bentley and will also add David Silva and Sergio Aguero as well as Philip Degen and Philip Lahm in what will be a big Summer for Rafa Benitez. The manager will free up around £35 million from sales of Crouch, Voronin, Pennant, Alonso and either Carson or Reina along with Riise and Kewell
I have it on really strong authority that Gareth Bale will be moving to Rangers in the Summer. This is likely to be as part of a swap deal allowing Rangers 'keeper McGregor to go south and Rangers finally finding a worthy player for that left back role.
Burnley news. in this Summer, Riordan (Celtic), Gow (Rangers), o'leary (Kilmarnock), forster (Newcastle) on loan, randall (Arsenal) on loan, tyson (Forest), correzoli (galatasaray), out kiraly, caldwell, spicer, o'connor, unsworth, Jones and akinbiyi
Martin O Neil to resign over Barry transfer various youngsters up for grabs all the teams interested. New manager will be a big shock Graham Souness and turmoil will ensue. Learner not happy as he feels O Neill could have dealt with it much better in house
Mourinho is back at Chelsea next season. as if avram Grant does not win the Premier League or Champions League. roman has promised to bring back Mourinho to please the fans. from a top insider who knows roman. every newspaper who may read this print this rumour and publish this as it s true and not a made up rumour. 100 percent true fact.
Egyptian defender Amir Azmy Megahed will join on a free in the Summer from Anorthosis Famagusta.
Liverpool have offered Aston Villa both Andrei Voronin and John Arne Riise + £2 million in a swap for Gareth Barry. This is why Martin O'Neil is furious.
Start with the surprising news.
Harry Kewell will be offered a new contract in the Summer. With Rafa expected to buy new wingers, this will push Ryan Babel into a more striking role and Rafa feels that Kewell is a capable stand in for the left wing or even as a forward in case of injuries. He also feels that Kewell is too good to release. Kewell will play some role in the last two games of the season to try and prove he is capable and finally injury free.
Mancini will buy out the remainder of his contract at Roma in order to sign for Liverpool for a cut price around £4 million
Barry to join for £7 million with Riise and Carson going to Villa Park in return only if Alonso leaves for Barcelona/Madrid
Interest in Bentley and Rafins cooled but may still be on the cards
Boswingwa a possibility at around £15 million
Plus a forward (unknown A. t. m) for £14 million
Luis Jimenez is at Inter and not interested in Manchester City, if Palace get offered £10 milllion for Moses and Bostock, Simon Jordan would bite there hand off.
Rafa is not interested in Aguero, he maybe on Football Manager, but in reality he has other position he needs to fill first, ie. Right Back–Degen (signed), Center Mid– Barry (Fee Being Discussed), Winger– Silva (Negotiations ongoing –Valencia want £18 million, Rafa wants to pay £12 million)/Bentley. Once these positions are sorted then a bid for K. Jones, Amauri, and even Ashton maybe on the cards.
Gooner numba 1
In response to the comment regarding Wenger being obligated to buy English talent. We all know Wenger sticks to his guns, and the fact is the state of English youth is appalling, especially considering we are a "big footballing nation". We just are not producing players with enough technical ability to rival Holland or France, they have 12 year olds with more technical ability than our first team (excluding Joe Cole and Rooney). The first thing the proffessor did when he came to North London was assess the youth strategy at Arsenal, he's been with us for 11 years now, and NOW we are starting to see the product of this improved youth develoment we have. Henri Lansbury and Mark Randall are 2 names to watch out for, expect to see them used as fringe players next year. We will have a number of technically gifted Englishmen by 2011, do not panic What we can be certain of though, is that Wenger will not panic and buy over–rated, over–priced English players for rediculous prices.
Back to Arsenal's Summer transfer list.
Lucio is a done deal, the Australian 22yo right back Mark Milligan will be bought as cover and "for the future". that is our defense sorted out. We scored the third most amount of goals this season, and with Eduardo only missing a month next season, Walcott being used up front, and Vela back from loan (6 forwards), we will not have any trouble up front. 18yo Pjanic will be bought from Metz as cover for Rosicky, meaning Diaby will be used central. Cover everywhere. there are question marks over which keeper we are going to bring in. Green and Kirkland are Englands best, and both frustraighted at their lack of international opportunities, they might feel they would have better chance at a top club. Who knows?
MAN UNITED 100 percent –in BOSINGWA COMIN IN AS RB 15 MILL
VELOSO IN 13 million COVER FOR EVRA
Thiago Neves IN 4.5 million
SANTA CRUZ IN 6 million (+ PLAYERS)
Out: Saha, flethcer, benFoster, Silvestre, dong fugzho, Lee Martin (FRINGE PLAYERS)
My friend who is cousin of Gerrard told that Benitez want to cash in for player:
1. Quaresma (Porto) – 15 mill
2. Villa (Velencia) – 20 mill
3. Mexes (Roma) – 8 mill
4. Miguel (Velencia) – 5 mill
5. Lahm (Bayern) – 12 mill
Deal almost done according to the 'close' source.
First of all I would like to express my sincere sympathy to Liverpool fans if they do indeed sign Aaron Lennon. Concerning ARSENAL though. Wenger has apparently been looking at videos of Gareth Barry, but will probably be out–priced by Liverpool. Expect Arsenal to spend their highest fees next Summer once the re–development of Highbury generates them more cash. Flamini has not signed a contract, he has held out to see if he will get a greater deal than that which is on the table (because he does want to stay) but the extra money offered has tempted him to opt for AC Milan. Michael Johnson of Manchester City has been linked, Senna from Villareal is an old target, and Sunny from Valencia would be my outside bet.
Blues will b Europeans champs this season for sure as all their stars are in the right time after winning the only cup that they have not ever 1 roman will shift his attention to style n will want more flair this will result in a few quality signings which will make chaelsea a free flowing n high scoring team with one of the meanest defenses in the world
the players coming in our:
forward: David Villa (most likely)
Huntelaar (if Drogba is sold)
cm: Rafael vander vart, barry
lm: Ricardo quersema/Ronaldinho/David silva
rb: d Alves/miguel
st: shev, pizarro
def: boularouz, belliti/p ferrira, ben hiam
mid: s philips, Sidwell, makalele (retires)
most of these are surely going to happen
Rafa is playing a big game with the transfer next season with lots of smokescreen used. There are some confidential news.
GK– Reina with Carson ready to Stay backup. Itandje sold and Mihaylov and bouzanis ready to stop up.
Lb– Aurelio and Insua getting promotion. No new player. Riise out
Rb– both Finnan and Arbeloa sold. Coming in Lahm and barragan
Cb– the same 4.
Cm– Johnson in, Alonso out
Wingers– Babel, Foggia, maxi Rodriguez, Benayoun
St– Torres, Kuyt and pandev.
Out– Crouch Voronin Pennant
Liverpool will sign:
Marcelo Moreno (6 million)
Eric Abidal (9 million)
Philip Degen (free)
Gareth Barry (5 million + Riise + Finnan)
David Silva (17 million)
Lulinha (6 million)
Liverpool will let the following move on:
Yossi Benayoun (7 million)
Scott Carson (5 million)
John Arne Riise (swap)
Harry Kewell (free)
Andrey Voronin (1 million)
Steve Finnan (swap)
Liverpool are trying to sign Arsenal's Flamini on a free and will offer him £70,000 a week. Benitez sees this as good business as he can then sell Alonso for a fee of around £16 million.
David Silva will join for around £12 million and Yossi Benayoun going the other way.
Philip Degen will also come in on a free to replace Steve Finnan who is likely to go to Newcastle along with John Arne Riise. £7 million will be enough to take them both to St. James's park.
To replace Riise, Benitez will make a £9 million bid for FC Barcelona's Eric Abidal.
Lastly, Liverpool will make a £10 million bid for Aiden McGeady who will replace Juve bound Harry Kewell.
Norwich transfers this Summer
Ins Eastwood – Wolves
Patterson – Scunny
Evans – season Loan from MC
Taylor – Brum
Bertrand – Season Loan from Chelsea
+ two more midfielders
Outs Dublin – Retired Sky Sports Pundit
Cureton – Colchester (Roeder do not like him)
Huckerby – States with Beckham
Martin – Northampton
Jarvis Bros – Notts Cnty and Northampton
Camara – Not extending contract
this will definitely happen + Norwich will have more cash to spend than Ipswich this Summer after securing big money sponsorship deal with Norwich union £10 million I have heard LOL
Manchester City owner Thaksin Sinawatra has lined up Frank Rijkaard to replace Sven Goran Errikson in the Summer. The FC Barcelona coach will come in and have a significant transfer kitty, signing Ronaldinho from his former club for £18 million although this deal may be done before Rijkaard even signs. Genaro Gatusso will arrive from AC Milan with Michael Johnson a possible depature for Liverpool. Rijkaard will consider splashing £20 million on Ajax forward and fellow Dutchman, Klaas Jan Huntelaar although a £6 million move for Eidur Gudjohnson is far more likely and he will also sign Bruno Alves from Porto and a right winger – possibly Ludovic Guily or more likely Joaquin from Valencia. If Rijkaard bring in Huntelaar it will be at the expense of Benjani.
Liverpool are most likely to buy a right–back, right–mid, centre mid and a forward to partner Torres.
Rafa has already secured the signing of right–back philip degen on a free transfer.
Mancini, David Bentley or Aaron Lennon will take over as right–mid for Liverpool next season with Jermaine Pennant likely to go.
xabi Alonso has attracted interest from Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, and could sign for a fee around £12 million, with gareth barry taking his place.
Sunderland forward kenwyne Jones, David Villa, luca toni and vincenzo iaquinta are likely possibilities to partner Torres next season, with Voronin and Crouch making way.
Rafas bid to add Benoit Assou–Ekotto to his growing legion of talented reserves has failed. I like the thinking behind such attacking full–back play. Exactly what we have missed for years.
These are the players that should/must be coming to LFC and some of them are in Rafael Benitez targets.
Philip Lahm (10–12 million)
–have been linked and should be a major reinforcement in the full–backs as he can play both sides
David Silva (15–18 mil)
–young, talented, cemented place in Spain, have been linked recently
Gareth Barry (10–12 mil)
–only comes if Alonso leaves. great hold–up player, proven league player
Amanatino Mancini (4–6 mil)
–above average left winger. great bargain
Ricardo Quaresma (5–15 mil)
–above average playmaker. can play both wings or forward role. reportedly costs £5 million so may be a bargain
Roque Santa Cruz (10–15 mil)
–excellent forward. young, pacey, strong. Great signing. proven in EPL
Philip Degen (Free)
–reportedly a strong solid right back
Michael Johnson (10–12 mil)
–young, above average. English
David Bentley (12–15 mil)
–reportedly higher priced. English. above average winger on the right. young
These are the players that should/must leave and is reportedly on their way out
Pennant 6–8 mil
Voronin 2–5 mil
Risse 3–4 mil
Finnan £2 million
Intandje 250 k
Alonso 14–16 million
Crouch 8–12 mil
Kuyt 8–10 million
Danny Guthrie 2–3 million
Buy cost= 64–80 mil
Sell cost= 45–60 million
Nett spent= 19–20 mil
Therefore £30 million (have been stated that Summer fun average around this range) in total needed for signing (extras) + player wages. Would love to see Silva, Cruz, Lahm, Quaresma, (Alves, Bojan (not linked)
Would hate to see Barry, Bentley
Must promote youngsters
Jack Hobbs–return from loan
Damien Plessis–great prospect+ talent
Emilio Insua–excellent raw talent. must promote
Kristian Nemeth–raw talent. great backup
Paul Anderson–talent. great backup.
Liverpool FC Rumours:
Gareth Barry (10.5 million/Pennant + Riise)
David Bentley (9. £25 million)
Degen (5 million)
David Silva (12 million)
David Villa (15 million)
Rafinha (5 million)
Samir Nasri (12 million)
Steven Harper (1 million)
Michael Johnson will definitely not be joining Liverpool this Summer.
Riise (4 million)
Crouch (9 million)
Voronin (2 million)
Kewell (3.5 million)
Alonso (Back to Spain – £14 million)
Itandje (Back to Marseille)
Finnan (1.5 million)
Kuyt (7 million)
Pennant (6 million)
Afc Bulletin ) ) ) )
FC Barcelona set 2 make £30 million bid 4 Fabregas with Eto'o or Deco as part of the deal. Possable player swap deal with RealMadrids Robinho moving to Arsenal and a Arsenal player going the other way 2 RealMadrid it's heard the player RealMadrid want is Gallas.
Everton and Liverpool are both vying for Aaron Ramsey of Cardiff and John Fleck of Rangers. Moyes and Benitez have a Mutual agreement, not official, that Everton will get (or at least Liverpool will not go for) Aaron Ramsey while Liverpool will get (or at least Everton will not go for) John Fleck
Bolton captain Kevin nolan will be signed to replace the void left by Flamini in the Summer. Ben Arfa will not be coming instead it will be McGeady from Celtic. Micah Richards is another possibility. Outs will be Flamini, Gallas, Eboue, Hoyte.
To all those living in fantasy football dreamland Rafa will not sign any single player for a large fee. Biggest fees will be Barry/Bentley and these will include player swap deals not straight cash.
David Villa will make his dream move to Real Madrid for £20–25 million. All genuine fans know Rafa needs a left back/right back, winger and forward. If Babel plays as second forward then another winger is needed. I do not pretend to know Rafa's plans but I can guarantee that Rafa will not spend large on one player.
Just an oppinion but arsen never spends big so the more obvious signins would be lucio (bmunich) to prop up defense kranker (Portsmouth) to shore up midfield will see how forwards get on until January before makes changes with Vela comming back
I have some inside Liverpool news so I thought I would post on here. I know many sources within Anfield so I get so much information coming my way. All those thinking Bentley is going to Liverpool, I can tell you now that he is no longer a target. I know for a fact that Alonso is staying so no point in continuing to say he could be leaving. Barry is trying to be bought to play on the left wing. Liverpool have not made any agreement to sign Philipp Degen. Philipp Lahm is not being signed soyou can take him off the list. The number one target for left back is Wayne Bridge Abidal has been linked recently and this rumour is actually true but Liverpool have around £6–7 million set aside for defense with most of the budget going on midfielders They hope to tempt Chelsea into selling Bridge for around that price range. Quaresma, who many people want will not be signed I am pretty certain about that as there has not been any word of him. I believe Liverpool made a bid for him on January 12th but the bid fell way short of Porto's valuation. What was the bid? I have heard it was £13.5 million Porto wanted £18 million. Mancini? Yes, this is a possibility and his situation regarding his contract is being monitored closely. David Silva? No chance. Just like the talks about Joaquin coming, it just will not happen Rafa likes the player but knows that Valencia will not sell their star youngster unless they are forced to. Talking of Valencia, Antonio Valencia is an option but not a top target so do not expect him to join. The big name player that Rafa really wants is actually Klass–Jan Huntelaar but because of the price tag he's been put off for now. He is also a huge fan of Karim Benzema so. I doubt he will move this season though. Do not be surprised to see Javier Saviola or Diego Milito at Liverpool next season as a replacement for Voronin
Liverpool will never ever get both ash young and barry from villa, talking of Villa regardless of press speculation David Villa will go to Tottenham and guill ballagues does not always get it right and this will be one of those times, Bentley already has his squad number at the lane and DID attend the Tottenham photo shoot, Tottenham are contemplating offering jenas to Pompey in exchange for krancjar and will talk more after the cup final, regards to other poorly researched gossip (ie v1, robb and s83) David capel would consider a move to the capital, expect alexander madlung to sign by Wednesday at the latest, Tottenham also want rino Gattuso
oh and Gerrards off to Chelsea
This Summer will be a busy one with the following player arriving from the continent.
Asharvin – to Tottenham or Chelsea
Mertesacker – to Arsenal
Dani Alves – to Tottenham or Chelsea
Farfan – to Villa or Blackburn
Huntelaar – to Man United or Liverpool
Appiah – to Tottenham or Pompey
It's going to be farewell to Drogba (Shevchenko will be given one more chance under new Chelsea manager) Hleb, Flamini, Gilberto, Saha, Samaras, Elano, Kaboul and Zarate, all are leaving England
LFC desparartely need a left back who can defend and also, very importantly, attack. Rafa has made it his aim to bring Vargas of Catania to Anfieldd this Summer. The young Peruvian is a powerful runner, aggressive defender and a skillful footballer. There will be competition from many clubs, not least Real Madrid. REDEDD INSIDER
Lucio – 29 – Centre back – Bayern Munich
Mark Milligan – 22 – Right back – Sydney FC
Niko Kranjcar – 23 – Midfielder – Portsmouth FC
Miralem Pjanic – 18 – Left midfielder/wing forward – FC Metz
Nuri Sahin – 19 – Box to box midfielder – Feyenoord
Nikos Karelis – 16 – Striker – Ergoteus ("one for the future")
As you may remember, Arsene talked about buying 2 known players, one with plenty of experience. Lucio and Kranjcar fit the bill. Other not so certain targets include long term target Ronbinho, and the young ManChester City pair Micah Richards and Michael Johnson.
Heart of Midlothian
Have it on good authority that the club are in talks with Groclin forward Adrian Sikora and Excelsior midfielder Daniel Guijo–Velasco, both will be available for free in the Summer.
Interest has also been shown in Legia Warsaw forward Kamil Grosicki who is currently on loan at Sion. Grosicki is out of contract in December but Sion have first option to sign him.
Some Everton Rumours. Moyes has spoken out about the quality and quantity he wants to bring in. Now there is about £25 million pounds to spend. Moyes targets are:
Andrei Arshavin for £7 million. Moyes went to Russia last week and Arshavin was left out of the game in midweek against Bayern Munich.
Manuel Fernandes for £6 million. Valencia are cash strapped and Moyes has seen Fernandes potential and just needs time and fitness.
Sylvan Ebanks–Blake for £3 million. Bagged goals in championship and a bargain Moyes will look for.
And Moyes is looking abroad for a defender. He will buy in players like Ramsey from Championship. But next season Rodwell and Gosling matured.
David Moyes has said that he wants to add quantity with quality in the Summer and with Aston Villa and Portsmouth losing today all we need is a point against either Arsenal or Newcastle which gets usfifth and will attract talent which we need to penetrate the top 4
Wayne hennessey (Wolves) likely
justin Hoyte (Arsenal) likely
madlung (German team) unlikely
anyukov (zenit) possible
mark beevers (Sheff Wednesday) likely
contra (getafe) possible
glen Johnson (Portsmouth) unlikely
manuel Fernandes (Everton) likely
arshavin (zenit) likely
sulejmani (heerenveen) unlikely
Michael bradley (heerenveen) likely
giles Barnes (Derby) possible
kevin nolan (Bolton) unkilely
van der vart (HSV) unlikely
Luis Gonzalez (Porto) unlikely
Steve Sidwell (Chelsea) unlikely
m'bami (Marseille) likely
de la red (getafe) possible
vukevic (lisbon) possible
kenwyne Johnson (Sunderland) unlikely
ebanks–blake (Wolves) likely
pavlis (athens) possible
and other forwards likely to be young or very taleted
obviously we will not get all these players but we will need about 30–50 million to buy the most important and sell some aswell
we will sell
Van der Meyde
ant garderner (return loan)
and not Leighton Baines
With the semi–finals of the Champions League including three enlgish teams for the second year running, as well as four consecutive finals including five English sides, the Premiership will see a heavy influx of players, particularly as three big sides (AC Milan, FC Barcelona and Valencia) have had such poor seasons. Big names such as Ronaldinho, Henry, David Villa, andrea Pirlo and Kaka could all make moves to the Premier League. Man United will be looking to sign a right–back, most probably philip lahm or bosingwa, Chelsea will make big name moves for both Ronaldinho and Kaka, and probably Villa if Drogba does leave. Arsenal would be content with more youngsters and one big name signing again this Summer, most probably a holding midfielder to replace Flamini, possibly Pirlo or Diarra of Madrid. Liverpool will also try to sign philip lahm, and will laos try to take advantage of the Valencia situation, with the targets being juan Manuel Mata and David Silva the focus of his attention.
INS: Arshavin £7 million
Fernandes £6 million
De La Red £8 million
Ebanks–Blake £3 million
OUTS: Van Der Meyde
I have on good authority that Rafa is on his way to Real Madrid. El Nino and Alonso will follow for 45 million. The unrest at the club has broken it's manager. Their loyalty to the manager out–weighs their love for the club.
And the the reason the Barry rumour was leaked, is because he wants other clubs to bid on his services. Liverpool are nothing but a negotiation tactic.
This is the beginning of the end for Liverpool. Until they get their house in–order, no one will want to play for them. So please stop posting these silly rumours about the Pool signing big names.
If Sheff Wednesday stay up and takeover happens then the transfers will be:
Iain Turner (1 Mill)
Frank Songo'o (800 k)
Graham Kavanagah (500 k)
Adam Bolder (200 k)
Freddie Eastwood (1 million)
David Connolly (450 k)
Bartosz Slusarski (400 k)
Alessandro Del Piero in talks about a move to Premier League. Arsenal/Manchester City
Croatian Niko Kranjcar is set for a Summer move to Tottenham. Ramos said to be very interested. Over other side of London the Hammers to renew interest in Eidur Gudjohnsson, uin possible loan deal as transfer funds are limited at Upton Park.
The Hammers are desperate to land Man United player Manucho on loan. United willing as he has no Premier League experience, and is currently out on loan at Panathanikos not getting good enough experience.
Arsenal are negotiating with Lyon for Hatem Ben Arfa. Fee agreed. Likely to go through soon but not sure when announced.
Hartlepool will not renew manager Danny Wilson's contract, and the surprise replacement will see the return of Neale Cooper who will bring back both Adam Boyd (Leyton Orient) and Hugh Robertson (Ross Co. )
For all my fellow Arsenal fans.
as much as I hate to admit it but as we all truely know Mr alexander Hleb is off to inter. but sir Wenger is bring in kranjcar a quality player that will fit in well. Flamini is off aswell why I cannot understand, he has finaly cemented a place in our team after four years of of hard work, but as we all know money makes the world go round. it was pretty obvious Flamini would listen to offers n makes you wonder why Arsene Wenger let Diarra go but I hope n expect Arsene to bid for Real Madrids Diarra. As for a defender who knows we hav had a lot of speculation ie. Mexes, micah Richards. but Wenger being Wenger will get unknow quality. Nordtveit will come in to replace the dodgy Senderos. As we seen last Summer we failed to snap up Ribery I feel the same thing will happen with Hatem Ben Arfa. CESC FABREGAS TO LEAD DA GONNERS AS CAPTAIN NEXT SEASON.
Diarra (Real Madrid)
Hatem Ben Arfa