Football Rumours Archive April 05 2007
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Rafa will look first and foremost to strengthen Liverpool's attack. He will be given money to buy one new worldclass striker, who could take Liverpool to the next level of winning the Premiership. Rafa has targeted David Villa and Samuel Eto'o as his priorities. Other signings will be; a centre back if Sami decides to leave, and several youth players for the future
AlFredo Cabrera Brizuela (Saviolas agent) was seen leaving Villa Park yesterday, heading towards bodymoor heath. I wish he was on his way to St. Andrews.
Roger the BLUENOSE
Tottenham Hotspur won't be selling Lennon or Bebatov, they're very much a team on the rise and wouldn't want to sell their two best players.
In the Summer they will try to sign C Davies of WBA for around £6.5m. Ideally Martin Jol would like to bring in Gareth Bale but it looks likely that he'll join Man United so Jol will sign Leighton Baines of Wigan in the region of £4.5m. Giles Barnes will come in from Derby for £3.5m. Spurs need to sign a left sided midfielder, Kim Kallstrom tops Martin Jol's wishlist and may come for around £10m. If this bid fails then he may bring Damien Duff who is struggling in the North East. Up front Darren Bent will come in for £12-15m, and also a possible move for Dean Aston who'd cost around £10m. Too make way for these signings Anthony Gardner will be sold for around £2m with Man City, Portsmouth and Fulham all showing interest. Martin Jol will accept bids of around £2m for Danny Murphy, several clubs are interested in his signature. Jermaine Defoe will be sold with Newcastle being favourites to land his signature. This could happen for a fee around the £6m mark. Mido will be on his way for around £4m with several Spanish clubs intrested.
For Toon fans. On a Turkish tv channel this morning they had a phone link-up with Bulut, an OlypiAkos midfielder, who said that his manager will be meeting Newcastle reps within the next 2-3 days. He seemed confident that the deal will be going ahead. Mattyk
Liverpool. Rafa has not been given a budget but will not spend much and he will also get a lot in from sales.
Kewell-4mil (if he return to fitness)
Dudek, Fowler, Zenden (all free)
Villa Rumour Mill
Villa will be extremely busy in the Summer transfer window with randy giving MON $30 million MON is likely to continue his bid for SWP and Bellemy if they are unsuccessful he will go for Defoe and another right sided midfielder. Mccanns position of the holding midfielder is in danger with bids for appiah and reocoker, only one of these will come. Petrov will be kept for another year but will face competition with the likes of sneijider of Ajax or Sidwell. a left sided midfielder will also be brought but will be as backup to barry and young. defensivly nothing much will change with a quality right back brought and cover for both full backs
Hiddink is coming in as new Chelsea manager. He will have 40mil to spend "only"
In will come:
CB X 2: King (9mil) Ben Haim (free)
RB: Miguel (9mil)
RW: Lennon (15mil+SWP)
OUT: SWP (swap) Ferreira (5mil) Boulharouz (7mil) Carvalho (10mil)
Cech/ miguel/ terry/ king/ cole/ Lennon/ Lampard/ essien/ cole/ Drogba/ Shevchenko
(Cudicini, Johnson, mancienne, ben haim, bridge, Robben, Ballack, Makelele, Diarra, Kalou, Sinclair)
Man United have approx. 40mil to spend + money coming in
Fergie will spend like this:
Bale-9mil (raising to 12)
Old firm rumours:
There will be a few departures from the Old Firm this Summer.
From Celtic, Telfer (Already gone) and Lennon are free to leave. Balde, Zurawski, Gravasend and Jarosik will also be made available for transfer for nominal fees or for free. Miller, Beattie&Riordan may be off loaded with the championship their likely destination and Boruc and Nakamura are the higher profile players who may look to leave to further their careers. Celtic will also loan out Marshall and Kennedy for the start of next season.
So therefore, several players are being scouted by the management, John Park and Ray Clarke. As well as a deal for Scott McDonald which has already been agreed.
Names very high on Celtics radar are:
GK: Fabianski (Warsaw) Gordon (Hearts) and Ridgers (Ross Co - Youth)
DEF: Radoi (Steaua), Kadlec (Sparta), Whittiker (Hibs) and Girvan (Ross Co - Youth)
MID: Appiah (Fenner), Dalby (MLS), Joseph (MLS), Sidwell (Reading)&McCarthey (Hamilton - Youth)
ATT: Frei (Dortmund), Lafferty (Burnley), Jones (QPR), O'Donovan (Cork)&Goodwillie (Youth)
Celtic have also snapped up sever young players from the continent: Yuruev, Pop and Pavlov as well as Darren McCormack from Hibs.
Rangers will also look to off load a few players in the Summer:
Rae, N'Diaye, Ponroy, Weir, Prso and Klos will not have their contracts renewed. Sionko and Papac may well be released with a pay off and Sebo and Buffel will be sold or used a bargaining tools in their seach for new talent.
Broadfoot and Gow have already got deals in place.
And Moves will be made for the following:
Richard Wright (Everton) or Neil Alexander (Cardiff)
Andy Webester (Wigan)
Russel Anderson (Aberdeen) or Craig Moore (Newcastle)
Graham Alexander (Preston)
Danny Koovermans (AZ) or Bosko Balaban (Brugge)
David Healey (Leeds United)
Gary Naismith (Everton) or Jay Samuel (Aston Villa)
Steven Naismith (Killie) or Garry O'Connor (Moscow) or James McFadden (Everton)
Scott Brown (Hibs) or Darren Fletcher (Man U) or Danny Landzaat (Wigan)
There may be further occasion where the two clubs clash again over players. So an interesting Summer awaits.
My mate was on Anfield road and he saw a very familiar face to Tottenham fans and no not berbatov, not Lennon but Robinson, Benitez feels reina is the weak link in his squad and wants to tighten up between the posts .
Sven-Goran Eriksson is going 2 sign a 3 year contract with the Spanish Villareal
CHELSEA. leaving will be Geremi, Lampard, makelelle, Swp and ferreria. Joining will be Tevez, D Alves and Chivu.
Lippi will be manager.
100% Luca Toni will be joining Bayern Munich. Luca was seen in Munich with Bayern footballers and is looking around for a home.
David will sign a 3 year contract will Valencia as he is appy there and plus nobody will sign I'm because Valencia are aksing way too much for him. also expect manchestre United to put in a shock bid for AC Milans andrea Pirlo.
possible Transfer this Summer:
Arsenal - Babel Navas (swap for Reyes) g Brown Ribery
Man u - Torres Hargreaves gudjonsen
Chelsea - Andrade Deco Scott Sinclair (return from loan) - Quaresma
Liverpool- Alves pedersen toni Lennon
Rafa is happy with his squad but he just needs to sign some top quality players to challenge Man United and Chelsea. Ben Haim will come in for free. Rafa also wants Woodgate but it is unsure where he'l go this Summer. A 6m bid would secure him. If Woodgate comes then that will signal the end for Hyypia who will leave for free with Man City and Fulham intrested. Dani Alves is Rafa's top target but with Real, Barca and Chelsea after him it will be left to the player to decide although Real are the favourates. 14m would get him. We will make Mascarano's loan permanant for 10m. Now for the strikers. We've been linked with almost everyone Eto'o, Villa, Bent, Teves, Torres, Trezeguet and even Crespo-ppl will write anything! Bent is a definite for 15m. Liverpool will have a large transfer budget from Gillet and Hicks and also from outgoing players but Eto'o and Villa are out our range. Rafa will go for Teves 15m or Trezeguet 10m (he nearly joined for 6.5m last Summer) . Also Barnes will come in from Derby for 3m. Rafa might also look for a LB on loan until Aurelio is fit again. Out will be Dudek, Hyypia and Fowler-free, Le Tallec 1m, Pongolle 4m, Crouch 12m and Cisse 10m plus a number of youngsters on loan.
GK Reina/ Carson
RB Finnin/ Arbeloa
LB Riise/ Aurelio
CB Carragher/ Ben Haim
CB Woodgate/ Agger
RM Alves/ Pennant/ L. Garcia/ Barnes
LM Kewell/ Gonzalez/ Zenden
CM Gerrard/ Sissoko
CM Alonso/ Mascarano
CF Bent/ Kuyt
CF Trezeguet/ Bellamy/ Vorinen
You just have to look at the squad players to see how strong this team would be. Lets hope Rafa gets his men.
SAF will not be split on whether to choose Klaas Jan Huntelaar or Fernando Torres because he will ofload Louis Saha to the highest bidder.
I'm not caliming to know anybody inside the club or anything like that this is just what is likely to happen using common sense and other rumours I have heard. Millwall will try and sign Ryan Smith on a season long loan next season if Derby are promoted. Billy Davies see's him as a great prospect for the future so if he feels he isn't good enough for the Championship this year surely he won't be good enough for the Premiership next year. However other clubs may come in with a loan offer shouyld he keep up his recent form for Millwall. Millwall will be backed well in the transfer market next season by the new American investors. Targets include Andy Bishop from Bury and also Gary Taylor-Fletcher from Huddersfield. DAnny Hyanes will not sign for Millwall as he will probably feature alot more for Ipswich next season. Marvin Elliot will leave the Lions with Coventry intrested in the out of contract midfielder but a fee will be recieved because he is under 24. Come on you lions