Football Rumours Archive March 05 2007
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The start of Milan Mandaric's revolution is about to step up a full gear in the summer with the eventual aim of establishing Leicester City as a Premiership force. City are expected to tie up deals for Jason Jarrett permanently, and is to be partnered by Celtic midfielder Alan Thompson - currently on loan at Leeds. James Beattie of Everton is also set for an audacious full season loan deal from Goodison next year to increase competition for places.
LCFC IN: James Beattie (loan), Alan Thompson, Jason Culina, Jason Jarrett, Jamal Campbell-Ryce
OUT: Elvis Hammond, Rab Douglas, Stephen Hughes
LFC have an agreement through Morientes deal to buy David Villa for £24m. He'll be at Anfield in the summer Honest!
Guthrie gone on loan to help out the Saren'ts, this is a sweetner to help them out for Bale transfer to LFC.
Tevez can't play for Hammers again so watch LFC bringing him in to play with his best mate, they know channels to go down to sign him after Mascheranno fiasco!
Alves / Richards / Kompany. 3 names one big choice for Rafa.
To those who think Henry will be sold to Barca. You guys are wrong. Arsenal still needs him no matter what. Arsenal will buy a centre back most propably Jonathan Woodgate. Reyes will be sold to Sevilla. Baptista will not sign a permanent deal as he is not a proven goal scorer. instead Arsenal will sign Eto'o, a more prolific striker den Baptista. Ribery will be bought for 12 million pounds. Hleb could be sold to make way for Ribery deal. Gareth Bale will not be bought as we have two quality left backs Armand Traore and Clichy.
All will arrive if in Champions League:
Gordon 3.5m (Surprise signing 95%)
Webster 1.0m (Done deal 100%)
Whitaker 1.0m (Spurs will give better wages)
Anderson 1.0m (Weighing options)
Brown 2.0m (Done deal 100%)
Sidwell - (Only on certain curcimstances)
Gow - (Done deal)
Prso - (Pay as you play 20k)
Naismith 1.5m (Done deal 100%)
A couple of Youngsters set to receive debuts
in Fleck and Furman.
Out will go definitely:
Buffel will remain as Smith thinks he can do a great job in Europe for us and will need a big Young squad for the next few years.
FW: Naismith Boyd
SS: Buffel Prso Gow
AM: Sidwell Fleck
LM: Burke Adam
RM: Brown Sionko
CM: Ferguson Furman
DM: Thomson Hemdani
LB: Smith Murray
RB: Whitaker Hutton
CB: Webster Svensson Anderson Ehiogu
GK: Gordon McGregor
United will raid the first division next season prompting a clear out at the club. Ferguson is ruing not signing the likes of carRick, Cahill when he had the opportunity. giles barnes will not be joining however Gosling (Portsmouth), Bale (Southampton), elito (Colchester) and kightly (Wolves) are possible players they will target. They are also interested in Sporting quartet Nani, djalo, veloso, moutinho and another one is Anderson of porto but this will be if they do not sign Hargreaves. The hit man they will sign in the summer will be either Eto'o, berbatov, Torres but this deal seems more unlikely as Time will go on.
Roy Keane will try to sign damien duff, Robbie keane, Craig Bellamy and Steven Davis. If he fails to sign duff he will land kieran Richardson
Arsenal have drawn up a shortlist of Goalkeepers to replace Lehmann, Almunia and Poom in the summer as Lehmann's contract is up and the other two are fed up.
Akinfeev, Gordon, (Buffon), Carson and Ustari are all in the mixer with Frey and Steikelberg also possibilities. If Manchester City are relegated, Isakson is also a possibility.
Elswhere, Wenger is looking to offload Reyes, but his unsuccesful loan spell in Madrid means the Baptista deal may fall through. If this is the case, a left sided midfielder and a striker may be on his shopping list. Van Der Vaart, Ryan Babel are the two contenders, both Arsenal fans and the strikers could be one of: Bent, Ashton, Huntlaar, Villa, Torres (last 2 unlikely as too expensive and Rafa's Spanish connections makes Liverpool a more likely destination) and outside shot at Eto'o.
CESC FABREGAS will NOT be allowed to leave, he has 10 years on his contract and no pressing desire to leave. Arsenal also do not need the money.
Villa to have a busy summer this season, these are some of the players MON is tryin to bring in Bardsley (£2m), Sidwell (free), SWP (£8m), Bellamy (£9m) or Keane (£7m), Ferdinand (£5m, if whu go down), Konchesky (£2. 5m regardless of whether they go down or not), Finnan (£3m-ish, thts if Liverpool sign Alves, ) also Young players from the lower leagues may be signed as MON has stated he won't be scared about buying talent from the lower divisons. to make way for all these signings villa'll sell Delaney (free), Samuel (free) Hughes (£1. 5m), Berger (free), Hendrie (free), Djemba x2 (£500k), JPA (£2m), Sutton (free), osbourne (loan), Moore (loan) .
Villa Squad for next season:
Sorensen/ Taylor/ Olejnik
Ferdinand/ Laursen/ Cahill
Nemanja Vidic is a transfer target for Real Madrid in the summer. This is becasue Cannavaro is departing after only one season at the club. However SAF won't sell at any price. Expect Robinho to join Arsenal or Manchester United in the summer, he is available for only £12million and both managers can see him playing as a winger. Nani, Hargreaves and Bale to join Manchester this summer but Torres won't. He is too much of a risk for a lot of money and many managers believe that he would have trouble adjusting to the English game like so many talented players do. Barcelona have confirmed they have no plans to sign Ronaldo and he won't move to Madrid because of RVN whom he dislikes greatly following their bust up last year. Ronaldo has said that he wants to stay anyway so I don't know why this debate is ongoing.
I was in a meeting with a man who works within the FA Premier League. I'll not mention his role or who he is as I would rather not be the one who blows the whistle. The Premier League were aware of the impending investigation into the Argentinians going to West Ham and realised there were implications wider than this one case. If West Ham were to appeal succesfully it would open a number of loopholes regarding the transfer window. They will appeal and will win due to a number of other cases. This will prove disastrous to the FA and the Premier League. Therefore it is in their interests to see West Ham relegated without any kind of points deduction. To this end a verbal instruction was given to Professional Game Match Officials Limited that they must ensure that West Ham must not stay up and give the "benefit of the doubt" to opponents and all appeals would be thrown out. Threats were made to Professional Game Match Officials Limited which has caused considerable tension. I can't say I have seen enough West Ham games to say how true this is but having seen tonights match against Spurs I am pretty covinced.
It will never be proved unless the individuals involved own up as it was all done verbally. I reckon it will make it into someone's autbiography in a decade or so.
Mind you - as a Blues fan, I can't say I am bothered. However, a bit worrying.
Liverpool will meet Real Madrids asking price for Robinho and he will sign in the summer.
Sidwell (if Reading don't make it into europe) free
pavlov-done deal from sofia
mccormack-done deal Hibs
whittaker/ brown-Hibs 3million
alex-PSV 4million (his a mate of JVOH)
adu-mls 3. 5 million
miller-1. 5million either Newcastle or Everton
balde-free Villa or lens
John Kennedy-loan Dundee utd
TEAM NEXT YEAR
GK-Boruc/ Brown/ McGovern
CB-Alex/ Pressely/ Caldwell/ O'Dea/ Cuthbert
LM-McGeady/ Adu/ Riordan
ST-JVOH/ O'Connor/ Zurawski/ Sheridan
Torress is definatly going to sign for man. utd. 25million but only if Atletico do not qualify for champo league. If they do, Utd will turn their attention to miroslav klose or January klass huntelaar. Reports bout Richards to Utd are rubbish
If Man City go down these players will be sold.
Issakson 1m to Rennes
Distin free or 2m to Newcastle/ Portsmouth (gonna leave anyway)
Dunne 3m to Bolton
Richards to Chelsea 15m (gonna leave anyway)
Barton 3m to Everton
Samaras 2m to Everton
Corradi 1m to Chievo (could leave anyway)
Hamman 100k to Bolton (leaving anyway)
Dabo 400k to Monaco
Trabelsi 1m to Arsenal
These players will join wheher we go down or not.
Sharp from Scunthorpe 1m
Jones from Crewe 2m
Team for next season if city stay up.
Team if city go down.
CB D Mills
David nugent to Everton 100% in summer also manny fernandes is almost certain to stay
With Adeyabor sending AFC a blunt message, that he knows from his agent that MAN- UNITED and VALENCIA are following him, may see him moving in the summer 2 another club . Birmingham city 2 sign Muamba as AFC have already signed Mark Randall . Expect Reyes 2 move back 2 Seville and AFC 2 get their money back .
The bidding war for Eto'o will begin. Chelsea are reportedly bidding 50 million pound for the prolific stirker. Robben will be sold to Bayern Munich to fund for the arrival of Ricardo Quaresma for 14 million pound. And get this straight Jose Mourinho will not be Chelsea coach next season due to the unresolve differences between him n Ambrahamovic. So who will take over Mourinho. Get This. it will be Guus Hiddink or Mancini as both are Abrahamovic favourite coaches. As a result we will see the transfers of Terry to Real Madrid for 25 million pounds and Lampard to Barcelona/ Real Madrid for 18 million pounds. Drogba to Inter for 25 million pounds. This is true.
Spurs will not sign David Villa so leave it out
but will make moves for
Darren Bent 9 mil
but then will sell
Defoe or Keane 9 mil Aston Villa
aston Villa will sign Sidwell for free this is a done deal beleave me
they will also go for Luke Young 4. 5 mil
Defoe or Keane 9mil
ma Utd to try and sign Dean ashton for a swap with Wes Brown if West Ham go down
And aresnal will be big spenders this summer with moves for
c. Davies 7mil with denilson going on loan to West Brom
6mil Reo Coker.
all done deals .
Pompey/ Foxes Rumours
Rumuors going around in Portsmouth Harry Redknapp is disillusioned under the fairly new owner Alexander Gaydemak. He feels he doesn't have the bond that he did with Milan Mandaric. Linked with this, Milan is looking at someone to work above Rob Kelly to help him out a little bit, so Harry redknapp could soon be working under new Leicester owner Milan Mandaric.
Moving on, Kolinka of PSV may be on his way to the Walkers. Mandaric has the money had is the type of player Kelly would like.
striker : Nugent 5-6mil possibly if Moyes thinks he can make the step up and he hasnt had a great season so far so it depends
Alan Smith 6mil
Harewood 4-5mil if West Ham go down
Keane - 6-7 mil
Midfielder : Reo Coker 6mil possibly if West Ham go down
Fernandes : 6mil (hes the favourite to come only if we have to right money)
These are all possibilites
Look for some big european attackers to come flying into the premierleague with the lure of great competition between the big four
Middlesbourgh will sign David James to replace Mark scwazer who is going to Bayern Munich
middlesbourgh will sign zoltan gera from West Brom
aston Villa are going to offer £8m plus juan pablo angel to get Robbie keane
Sunderland will attempt to buy o, shea, soljakear, brown, gravensen and alderie
Spurs will bid for Curtis Davies, crouch and nikola zigic
Ronaldinho will join AC Milan
If Sunderland get prometed they will get £25m to spend and there targets are John o'shea, ole gunnar soljkear, Robbie keane, thomas gravensen and Craig Bellamy
NUFC 4 LIFE
Arsenal: bendtner (loan return )
Robinho ( 3mil + Reyes )
Everton will look to bolster there youth ranks with a rade on Bristol City the three that are high on there list are Tristan Plummer, Frankie Artus, and James Wilson, all three have been recomended by the local Everton scout who untill recently was the academy director at City
Just to let ADRIAN know that rumour about Celtic signing Freddie ljungberg because he's been speaking to Henrik larsson isn't true as the pair don't get on and never have!
Arsenal will sell Henry in summer, robhino will come in along with navas from seville, flammini is going back to France, Ribery may come in if baptitsa does not sign. Woodgate will also be a target.
Ronaldo will go to Barcelona!
Middlesbrough and Aston Villa will compete for the signing of Robert Green at the end of the season. Gareth Southgate wants David James but Harry Redknapp wants to keep the impressive English stopper. Expect a bidding war between the 2 premiership clubs for Green with West Ham looking for around £4 million before they sell.
Man Utd will sell fringe players like - Smith, Richardson, brown, oshea, flethcher, and maybe few youngsters like - barsdley, pique, rossi- then they will get big players in and with the glazer's ready 2 spend 60 million pound in the summer these are the targets - nani, moutinho from sprting lisbon 2 highly rated youngsters for the future, then Fernando Torres 27 million will trigerr his clause which allow him 2 move 2
man u, but if man you don't get him then might make a move for huntelaar the vanistlerooy, eto'o has has unhappy at Barcelona or even a surprize move for adebayor has he said man you have been trackin him since he moved to Arsenal, Hargreaves, Mavuba if they don't get him, van der varrt to replace Scholes, derfenders will be maybe kompany and De Jong as they will be a cheap in the summer if Hamburg get relegated from german league, goalkeepers - well ben Foster will challenge van der sar next season for number 1 spot, this is likely to happen in summer -most of them.
LFC team 07/ 08:
GK:Reina, Carson, Padelli
RB:Finnan, Arbeloa, Richards (16m)
LB:Riise, Aurelio, Insua
RW:Pennant, Lennon (15m) or Alves (11m/ 7m + Gonzalez/ Garcia)
LW:Kewell, Gonzalez, Quaresma (14m)
ST:Kuyt, Huntelaar (10m + Zenden/ 13m)
Richards will replace Finnan when he retires. A centre back will be signed when Hyypia retires, probably Anton Ferdinand, Vincent Kompany or Rafael Vanden Borre. If Alves is signed, Gonzalez/ Garcia could be part of the deal, if not, Garcia will be sold and Gonzalez will stay because he is still Young. Also, a hell of a lot of youth with raw talent will be signed from all over the world.
Garcia - either part of Alves deal or for around 7m because he is very highly rated in Spain.
Zenden - 1m maybe 2m to Dutch club, probably PSV or Ajax
Dudek - free, don't know where
Crouch - 10m most probably to Spurs or Newcastle
Cisse - 8m to Marseille