Football Rumours Archive August 06 2006
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Some greek radio station are talking about the transfer of Simao from Portugal to Greece, Panathinaikos. They are talking about a 10 million bid.
To the guy who claimed he saw SWP coming out of Goodison, dont make me laugh. Shaun is the other side of the world at the moment with Chelsea training in America. . . . . .I don't know who you saw but it wasn't him.
I wish people would do their homework before making up ridiculous stories.
Facts about Chelsea. . . . . . Chelsea will sign Cole within a few days, and that will be the end of the transfers. However IF a bid comes in for Crespo, expect Chelsea to replace him with Torres or more likely Tevez. . . . .
Gallas is going nowhere.
REAL ARSENAL and FRANCE NEWS
Franck Ribery will sign with Arsenal by the end of the week.
Cole will be sold to Chelsea for money plus Gallas
And Abidal will be bought from Lyon.
Reyes will be sold to Real madrid for money only not for robinho or baptista.
Arsenal do not need a defensive midfielder as we have diaby. giberto silva will play in that position until diaby's fit.
cole will be sold to chelsea 100%
the money will be then used to buy Abidal from
Lyon and Ribery from O.M.
Gallas might be given to arsenal in an exchange for cole plus 15million.
reyes will be sold very soon.
its a done deal, dont believe when arsene plays it down. its gonna happen.
reyes will be sold to real madrid for cash only.
INS: RIBERY, ABIDAL, GALLAS
OUTS: ASHLEY COLE, REYES, CAMPBELL,
p.s Gallas is a maybe. Wenger is happy with senduros but if he can get Gallas he will.
Ribery 2 man utd. .VERY soon. .100%. any day now
Just a quick one to say that whoever Newcastle's main striking targets were they've falen through due to a lack of 'hunger' on their parts. Roeder was in Holland yesterday and will be again in 3 days it is believed he is still watching Kuyt and will make a bid next week.
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All Gooner fans hear this
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Ribery has lately stated his desire to leave and has said that he would fancy working with Arsene Wenger.
Expect Ribery in Arsenal colours by the start of the new season. Reyes would move to Real madrid for either 20 million or robinho + 2-5 million. Ashley Cole will move to Chelsea but Wemger is holding out for 25-30 million or Gallas +15 million. Illasu would sign from kotoko for 500k. Expect Abidal as a replacement for Ashley cole. Faty and Nuri Sahin would arrive as youth and expect Wenger to make a sneaky 16 mllion bid for mascherano as a replacement for gilberto, who is moving to lyon for Malouda +3 million. Your trust is yours, so trust me on this. ;]
AC and Inter Milan to bid for Luca Toni. Fiorentina want 30 million euros for the Italian international. Inter are also in the running to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as do Monaco, Lyon, Manchester United and Arsenal.
Liverpool will not be bringing in anyone else except maybe some youth, expect the future to be bright. Arsenal will move for franck ribery, he has stated his desire to move with arsenal as a preferred choice. Gilberto will move to lyon with malouda moving over in a staight swap, yaya toure will be brought in for 8 million to replace gilberto. Reyes will not be leaving, Wenger has spoken of his desire to keep Reyes and Reyes has also refuted the rumours on the Arsenal website. However, Cole will definitely move probably for 25 million.
newcastle to sign dean ashton for 9.5 million + james milner + steve harper. Newcastle then 2 sign sander westerveld on a free to back up given. Newcastle also expected to tie up a deal for gravesen of 1.5 million before the season starts. Newcastle are also at signing forsell from birmingham for 2mil. West ham to use the money from the ashton sale to sign darren flectcher 1.5 mil from man u. Also west ham plan to replace ashton with the signing of defoe for 12 mil although this may upset many west ham fans but expect all this transfer activity to be complete by the 31 august 2006 100% true
Deals Going Down:
Reyes (Real) - Robinho + 10m Euros
A. Cole (Chel) - Gallas + 20m Euros
The Money Received will be spent on:
F. Ribery - 13.5m Euros (Has expressed his intent to leave Marsille and informed manager his desire to join Arsenal)
J. Maschareno - 20m Euros (Would be by far the toughest deal to crack as there is heavy interest from Chelsea (Jan. Window, Makalaele Replacement), Real, B. Munich etc. If Tevez signs with Chelsea, this could have an impact on Maschareno's future. Although currently Arsenal are firm favourites with Chelsea to get him)
Arsenal Team Next Year: (Favourites to Challenge Chelsea for the Prem.)
Ribery(LM), Fabregas(MC), Maschareno(DMC), Rosicky(MR)
Senderos (DL/DC), Gallas(DC/DL), Toure(DC), Eboue(DR)
P.S. ManU will not get Tevez or Maschareno. Nor will they get Torres. Although the player they should be looking to sign is Fernando Cavenaghi, the insanely talented and relentlesly clinical Argentine who is currently unhappy in S. Moscow, as the Van Nisterooy replacment.
Aston Villa's new manager Martin O'Neill will bid up to 6.5 million for Stilyan Petrov, and also looks to sign Paul Hartley and Andy Webster from Hearts. Chris Sutton, now out of contract, will also be a Villa player by the start of the Premiership season. O'Neill has been impressed at the World Cup and in past Premiership season with certain players. Stellios(Bolton), Zlatan(Juventus), Makelele(Chelsea), Ribery(Marseille), Govou(Lyon), Malbranque(Fulham), Balde(Celtic) are all O'Neill targets.
Delaney- Balde- Cahill- Bouma
Stellios- Petrov- Makelele- Barry
look, with the Kraft investment in LFC rafa has made a few sneaky bids, these are to:
Baptista - 8m
Ibrahimovic - season long loan
or possibly Villa - 17m
Alves - 9.2m
Chimbonda - 2m + Dudek
Somoza - 3m
And there will be a few players being sold aswell which are:
Le tallec - 1m (PSG)
Traore - 2m (Charlton)
Diao - 750,000 (Watford)
Mellor - 1m (wigan)
Warnock - season loan (sheffield utd/watford)
man utd are looking very closely at three players in the amsterdam tournament which are wesley sneijder,ryan babel and anderson expect a bid for anderson in the next week for about 5 to 10m
NUFC NEWS Newcastle will not be signing Sol Campbell, as Newcastle already have too many injury prone defenders.Although Newcastle will wrap up the free signing of Hatem Trabelsi.Expect Wayne Bridge to sign before the season commences for a fee of around 3-4million.Faye will leave for Charlton, with Graveson arriving for 3million.Defoe and/or Martins will be arriving for 8 million each.Expect a young unheard of striker to sign to.
From what I have heard, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have finished in the transfer market this summer. Only Borussia Dortmund midfielder Tomas Rosicky has been drafted in, but Wenger is still having to compensate with the loss of key trio Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires and Sol Campbell. However, I've been told that Wenger is reluctant to loosen the purse strings at the Emirates stadium even further this summer in order to give youth a chance once more. Promising youngsters such as Fran Merida, Arturo Lupoli and Matthew Connolly are coming through the ranks and could be given a chance in the first team this campaign. The Gunners only bought Alexander Hleb last summer, and the lack of transfer activity 12 months ago allowed players such as Cesc Fabregas and Emmanuel Eboue to come to fruition. Arsenal fans must bare in mind that Arsene Wenger bought Emmanuel Adebayor, Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott in the January transfer window, and he has a proven track record for making his big name signings in the winter, with Jose Antonio Reyes another notable new year recruit. Fernando Torres is a name I've heard being banded about the red half of North London recently, but I'd expect any big money bids to be shelved until we hit 2007.
Everton have tied up a deal with Chelsea to sign three of there players on a seasons long loan. These players are belived to be Shaun Wright-Phillips, John Obi Mikel and Lassana Diarra. Everton then have the option to take both Wright-Phillips and Lassana Diarra on a permanant deal at the end of the season. However, it is unknown the price Everton would have to pay to take Wright-Phillips permanantly.
Liverpool should tie up a deal for Dirk Kuyt in time for the Community Shield match with Chelsea. Also Liverpool are set to launch a shock bid for Michel Salgado. The Spaniard is out of favour at Real Madrid and Rafa Bentitez is a big fan. Expect a bid within the region of 3million. However, the deal to bring Salgado to Anfield will depend on wether Benitez can offload Jan Kromkamp to Ajax or Feyenoord.
Petrov deal done goes to Villan next week,
Celtic will sign Gravesen, Kadlec and the surprise centre Forward is none other than Robbie Fowler on 12 month pay as you play deal
david moyes is set to buy one new player before the season starts that player will be swp or keane
fernando torres is going to arsenal because my dad is something to do with arsenal and he said the deal is wrapped up. Cole and Reyes are going to real madrid for 5 million plus baptista and robinho.Rosicky happy but hleb is not he is thinking about leaving arsenal
to the person who wrote that celtic do not want to sell petrov to portsmouth because theyre a smaller club, we dont want to sell petrov,with three years on his contract and a captain at international level, who has champions league experience and is only 26, for only 4.5 mil,.we dont care who he goes to but seen as we bought eyal berkovic for 6 mil from 'arry before the market became so inflated thanks mainly to chelsea were not willing to sell petrov, a better player to the same man for cheap.
celtic will have a look at petkov and sign him for free if hes good enough, if not we may attempt to renew our bid for kadlec, although this currently seems unlikely. in terms of strikers were looking at getting either hesselinksoren larsen
Rangers will complete the loan transfer of Lee martin from man U and he will do the same against celtic as he did in the pre season and rip them apart. rangers will also complete the signing of Three other players they are
GK - Remy Vercoutre ( Lyon)
CD - Gallas (loan from Chelski)
ST - Nilmar (loan from Lyon)
BIG NEWS. . .ARSENAL set to sign Ribery, Mascharano and Abidal. Also Robinhi and Baptista will be moving our wat via a sway for Cole and Reyes. Dont worry Arsenal fans, Trust Wenger, the big names are coming.
liverpool will sign Dean Ashton(12 m) and julio baptista(8m) leaving us with 5 strikers for the season ahead and bear in mind robbie fowler is nearing his last season as a player. so this will be a plan for the future. Also Alvez(11 m) will come in for the ageing Finnan.
Manchester United will go in for senna who looks like being almost a done deal for around £3million-£4million. He is rate dat £10million by his club but has only 1 year left on is contract so will have o be sold on the cheap. We will also go in for Torres. I am being realistic. Even though he says he wants to stay at MAdrid his club want to sell him. Look at the facts. Atletico have bought around £35million worth of players and are still looking to bring more in. Where are they getting this money from??? They have previously only really soen aroun £10million - £15 million in previous seasons. They also have anew stadium which they have invested in so they will need money. this will be done by selling Torres. They dont want to look like villains to the the fans so are saying that they dont want him to leave. They cant sell himnext year for a high price cos he will only has one year left on his contract. and torres in his conference said that he will will stay for another year so this suggests he may leave next year. But the club will not want this. So this summer is looking likely that torres will leave.
Now look at the facts from man utd. We have been told that we will buy one or two wordl class players in the summer. We have sold Ruud and Mikel for a combined total of around £23million (6 million this year and 6 million next year for mikel). We have bought carrick for an initail 14million(rising to 18.6). If we buy senna then our expenditure will go up by around 4 million to 18million. This means we havent even touched our summer budget. tha glazers have said that we will send lots and we dont need to sell to buy etc. They have also given us funds. So we have enough money to buy Torres at the moment. The moeny is there and torres may leave this year so expect us to be in for him. And with the only other rivals being inter(who want either toni, ibrahimovich or trezeguet instead) or Chelsea(who id oubt torres will go to cos of lack of first team opportunities) it looks like we are in the driving seat. if we want him we will most probably get him. if we dont want him then we will go in for another top quality striker. Ibrahimovich is too much for the £28million that they want and he is rubbish and overrated. tevez wants to leave corinthians and the club will probably sell him so he is another option. Dont worry lads Man utd have the money
efc news! thomas graveson will turn down a host of premier clubs and celtic to re-join everton! but lee carlsley will join wolves to team with his former rep of ireland coach mad mick mcarthy also martin o'neil will sign kilbane for villa next week!
Celtic have made contact with Villarreal about the possibility of a transfer for argentine full back Rodolfo Arruabarrena, I dont know the fee or any details about the transfer but i know Celtic are definately interested in him and might feel they may get him for a decent price as he is in the final year of his contract. I have also heard that they have made a move for a striker that plays his football in Russia, this player is thought to be Kerzakov from Zenit or Gary O'Connor from Lokomotiv Moscow.
PLG in his own personal battle against religous bigotory which has plagued ibrox in recent years has asked that the red band on the top of the rangers socks be removed because of its conotations ie "up to our knees in fenian blood" this being the original reason behind this red band 100% fact
carlos tevez looks set to come to united on Thursday for a medical along with Mascherano.
Torres will stay in Spain till January when he'll come for a cool £25mil
Tomas Kuzczac will join with Rossi going the other way for a season-long loan whwre he can be re-called at any time.
Aaron Lennon will come with O'shea and Silvestre going to spurs and £5 mil cash
Stewart Downing will stay at 'boro for another year but will join United after it.
Senna will sign within the next week with personal terms already being agreed apparently
Keep watching the skies
I know an insider at arsenal. Hes pretty well known so obviously i cant name names. Im not even an Arsenal fan but i thought I'd post it anyway. Firstly, he says Lauren wants a new challenge and will return to spain with either sevilla or valencia. Wenger has already enquired about Pascal Chimbonda as a replacement and talks with wigan were "very positive". Cesc Fabergas will stay but complained he was too tired at the end of last season so another central midfielder will come in. He said Owen Hargreves was mentioned but nigel reo coker was more likely as he is seen as the perfect replacement for viera. All these will be funded when cole goes to chelsea and reyes will go back to spain. Iker Casilas will sign too, if and only if real sign gigi buffon. Robinho is very interested in a move, as is arsenal and he could come as part of a deal that takes reyes to real. Remember he nearly signed before he signed for real. Any other signings will be youth and there will be no replacement for cole as wenger trusts clichy and flamini. It sounds like arsenal will be a big threat to chelsea, but not as big as liverpool. (sorry i had to get that in)
There was a rumour on here yesterday saying mikael forssel was going to liverpool. I work at birmingham and there was talk of him going along with pennant but, obviously, it never happened. Birmingham have made a bid for neil mellor but their answer was a counter bid for forssel including mellor and cash. Bruce is interested as he will get mellor and money to up his offer for gary mcsheffry. The bid was accepted!! Neil is expected down here for talks on monday morning.
Frank Lampard is set to do an amazing u turn, one to rival steve gerrerd, and demand a transfer to spain. He is said to be really upset with the way he was treated in the papers after the world cup and his wife is desperate for a move back to her native spain. Barcelona will be interested again but his most likely destination is real madrid. He would be the perfect replacement for zidane and is excited by the signings they made, van nistlerooy, canavaro, emerson and he admires fabio capello. Mourinho wont stand in his way because (i) they are such good friends (ii) michael ballack (iii) john obi mikel (iv) 37 million.
Man Utd News - Man Utd will sign Torres (£30m), Maduro (£6.6m), SWP (£12m), Senna (£4.1m) and Kerlon (£5.8m). For the people who keep asking where the Kerlon link came from, it was first printed in the times a few months ago.