Football Rumours Archive April 06 2007
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Apparently Wenger has finalized deals for Ribery and Robinho, the Ribery deal was sealed just after Christmas, the price thought to be in the region of 17m. Baptista will be staying and Wenger will try and get Robinho, these two players he has been chasing for the last 2 years, and he'll finally get them both this Summer. Apparently the board has sanctioned a bid for Eto'o so expect them to bag him as well. And as has been stated in the Italian press this week Buffon will sign this Summer for the Gunners. Expect Reo-Coker to sign to fill the gap left by Gilberto's departure, if this bid fails then you'll see Andrade or maybe even Gattuso come in.
Buffon/ Eboue/ Toure/ Gallas/ Clichy/ Rosicky/ Fabregas/ Baptista/ Robinho/ Eto/ Henry
I'm a Liverpool fan who works at Chelsea. Mourinho is NOT leaving just yet.
Players coming in will be:
Lennon, Alves, Andrade and ben haim 40mil
Out will go SWP (in Lennon deal) Ferreira Hedman Makelele.
Chelsea ins and outs,
Outs: Paulo Ferriera (4m, Spanish or Portugese club)
In's: Daniel Alves (7m, Sevilla) or Miguel (9m, Valencia) to fill the gap at right-back.
Glen Johnson (return from loan)
As for other fringe players, SWP will be given 1 more season as he has started to make big improvements, Geremi is a great utility player that can play at either full back positions and anywhere across the midfield therefore he will be kept for at least another season, Khalid Bohlaurouz has had only 1 season with the club which has also been marred by injuries and will be given another season to see what he is capable of. Apart from these small changes to the squad expect promising youth players: Sahar, Sinclair, Manicienne and Jimmy Smith to make the step up as squad players and also have a huge part in domestic cup matches.
Scott Carson to sign for AFC as long term replacement for Lehmann, expect Djourou, Senderos and maybe Eboue as he still hasn't signed a new contract for AFC which is on offer for him to leave AFC . AFC to sign a striker could well be NUFC Michael Owen who wants to leave NUFC as there is no European football next season and has a 14m clause in his contract for any club to buy him.
Alan Smith will join Rangers on loan in the Summer for 1 season. Lovenkrands will not be returning as Walter Smith simply doesn't want him. Rangers will strengthen their squad for next season by bringing in 5 new players. 52 here we come.
SAF won't be offloading Fletcher or O'Shea this Summer although it looks like Wes Brown will be on his way. SAF has seen the benefits of having a versatile squad and wants to keep his backup players. Expect Silvestre to move back to France and for Bale or Baines to come in to challenge Evra for the full back spot, with Gabby Heinze pushing in to centre defense. I expect Man Utd to make a move for Darren Bent in the Summer as SAF wants a striker that has proven himslef in English football rather than taking a huge risk on a Torres or Huuntelar. Hargreaves should come in, as well as Carlos Tevez who when West Ham get relegated will be available at a bargain price, and is purely an investment. Expect Ben Foster to come back from his loan spell and challenge Van Der Sar, with Kuszcack being the next goalie to go on loan possibly to Watford.
100% Cannavaro is going 2 leave Real Madrid
Glasgow Rangers Transfer Rumours
Walter Smith will be given a transfer budget of around 8 million pounds and will sign players that he knows he will get numerous years out of. He will sign Healy (Leeds), Koovrmans (AZ Alkmaar), Webster (Wigan), Brown (Hibs), Anderson (Aberdeen) . These signings will make up the 8 million. The rest of the team will come from bossmans such as Richard Wright (Everton) . Team for next season:
Wright, Hutton, Webster, Anderson, Smith, Brown,
Thompson, Ferguson, Hemdani, Healy, Koovermans
Subs: Boyd, McGregor, Burke, Adam, Ehiogu, Broadfoot,
Also look for the young stars from Murray Park to come through such as Jordan McMillan, Alan Lowing, Dean Furman, Stevie Lennon.
CELTIC AND RANGERS INFO:
Marshall - loan
Beattie - loan
HOT Plymouth Argyle rumours.
The board of directors have decided to discuss the long term future of Argyle with 3 Consortiums. 1 is Cornish based another London Based whislt the 3rd is an international consortium led by a director of a large American/ Plymouth based company. Pauil Stapleton and his board of directors have come to realise that the time to invest is now and that they do not have the money top do it themselves. expect a new Board in place by the start of next season woth Ollie still in charge and with a transfer budget of some £20million.
Celtic have been linked with Dortmunds Alexandre Frei. The striker is on his firt season at the club and has not played as many games as he would have liked to and has not got on well with the current coach! Despite all this in is 25 apperances he has netted 11 times! Strachans looking for a top drawer striker and feels Frei could fit the bill!
And finally with the possibility of Boruc leaving in the Summer Strachan is keeping an eye on young Warsaw keeper Lukas Fabianski, Strachan rates the young keeper very highly and the keeper is only 21 and has bags of potiential and could be available for a fee of around 1.5 million euros! With the possbility of a high transfer fee from a club like Arsenal for Boruc, it would leave Strachan with a much bigger transfer budget which would allow him to sign a few more players, or a higher quality striker to accompany JVOH!
Arsenal will be reshaping their squad this Summer to try and get back to challenging for honours both domestically and in Europe. Mathieu Flamini has told the club that he intends to leave to get first team football, and Arsene Wenger won't stand in his way if a bid in the region of £4m is made. Wenger will, however, block any potential transfer for Gilberto Silva who has been linked with a move to Italy. Inter Milan are eager to reform Gilberto's partnership with Patrick Vieira, and Juventus are also trying to tempt him away from the Emirates. However, with Flamini set to leave and a lack of experience in the squad as it is, any potential transfer will be blocked. Real Madrid's versatile midfielder Robinho will join the club, with Julio Baptista being sent back to the Bernabeu. Jose Antonio Reyes will be used as a straight swap which will see Jesus Navas swap Sevilla for Arsenal. However, the arrival of Robinho and Jesus Navas will rule out the prospect of Franck Ribery moving to north London. Jens Lehmann will sign a two year deal with German side Hertha Berlin, allowing on loan Charlton keeper Scott Carson to complete a £7m move to the Emirates.