Football Rumours Archive July 06 2006
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Becks has had a conversation with the new Real Madrid president and stated flat out that if Cristiano Ronaldo is signed, he'll be asking to leave. Real can't afford to lose the merchandising revenue, so the move is dead. Cristiano will have to report for pre-season training at United.
What's more, Sir Alex has finally come to see eye to eye with Rooney and van Nistelrooy on Cristiano and has reportedly given them the green light to make his life hell when he reports for pre-season training.
Newcastle United in advanced talks with Man City for Barton deal worth (3mil). The arrival of Hamman opens the door for Barton to leave.
Bolton in advanced talks with greek giants Olympiakos for Pantelis Kafes, a reported (2.5mil) signing fee.
Also Roma are tracking the talented greek midfielder.
West Ham to sign french internation Boumsong. (2.5mil)
Australian club South Melbourne F.C are in adavanced talks with Football Australia to join the Hyundai A-League. South Melbournes President said he would bring Zagorakis downunder, and also Djorkaeff, alongside former French International Captain Marcel Desailly.
South Melbourne also participated in the World Club Championships in 1999 were they faced Manchester United only to loose 2-0, also faced Vasco De Gamma loosing 2-0 again and with a historic goal south melbourne lost to mexican outfit Nexaca 3-1, South Melbourne did Australian football porud by scoring a goal in the tournament.
South Melbourne are the most successiful football club side in Australia.
Dario Srna to Inter Milan........99% done
To the person who said Carlos Vela was signed from Guadalajara and not Chivas (Mexico) get YOUR facts straight. Chivas is in Guadalajara, and ARsenal DID sign Carlos Vela from them, which their president stated in his press statement re: Salcido.
'c ronaldo being swapped for his compatriot robben' ??? do you have any idea what compatriot means? last time i looked ronaldo wasnt dutch. anyway not a chance-with valencia interested id take a deal involvoving vincente who we tried to sign last summer-realistically i dont see united getting any big names such as torres this year-hate to say it but we need a shake up at the club-new manager etc.. could cappello be tempted now he quit? united will make some small signings from teams like derby and possibly some overated ones like ducher but no way are we getting the likes of macherano.
west ham are set to announce 3 new signings on wednesday with the players being: tyrone mears, carlton cole and julio arca!
out: bywater[750k], fletcher[loan], cohen[350k], ward[1m]
team 4 nxt season: carroll, mears, ferdinand, gabbidon, konchesky, milner, NRC, benayoun, etherington, harewood, ashton
Manchester United and Liverpool are both keeping tabs on Simao Sabrosa who pretty much knocked both clubs out of the Champions League. Benfica are looking for around £16 million for the 26 year old Portugese star who can play well on both wings and up front simarly to Christiano Ronaldo and Arjen Robben. Ferguson sees him as a good replacement for Ronaldo. He is likely to actually be sold for around £12 - 14 million. Chelsea are also watching him but Simao knows his game opportunities would be limited at Stamford Bridge.
Carlos Edwards, the impressive Trinidad & Tobago star who currently plays at Luton Town is a £1 million target for Neil Warnock and Sheffield United amongst other clubs, however Mike Newell has decided to put private price tags on his most valuable assets. Steve Howard won't be sold for anything less than £900,000 but if Norwich do snap him up expect a £1 million deal to go through despite Howard being 30. Newell values Carlos Edwards at £2 million as does he rate his young Northern Irish right-back Kevin Foley.
Mike Newell will target Izale McCleod alongside Danny Senda and Neil Mellor who is also a target for Sheffield Wednesday.
Seville and Valencia and even Barcelona are interested in Liverpool's 19 year old Spanish centre back Antonia Barragan who apparently wants to go home. Liverpool would be eager to keep the young Spaniard who is recognised as a talent for the future but with him wanting to leave, may struggle to hold on to him. Benitez would want around £1.5 million for the defender although he could be used in small makeweight for deals like Maxi Rodriguez or even David Villa.
NEWCASTLE UTD. NEWS
Roeder will buy Defoe(6m) and Bent(11m), Duscher(3m), Mexes and Bridge may also come for arround 3-4m each and young french attacker Dembele. Malbranque will not be signed because Milner and Luque are staying, and Emre is creative spark in the middle.
Roeder is keen on players from Juve, Fiorentina... but he has no time to wait for the decision of Italian court.
Ramage Mexes Taylor/Moore Bridge
Solano/Milner Parker Emre Luque/N'Zogbia
Some major transfer news. First to La Liga: Real MAdrid are ringing in some major changes. INS: Capello is bringing in Ibrahimovic and Emerson with him.Arjen Robben and Pablo Ibanez are also being signed. The new playmaker will be either Kaka or Fabregas (NOT both).Fabregas is the likelier option since he has already agreed personal terms.Ashley Cole will come in at left-back, while C.Ronaldo might be signed as well. Real next season: Casillas,Cole,Pablo,Ramos,Cicinho,Robben,Emerson,Fabregas, C.Ronaldo/Joaquin), Ibrahomovic, Raul/Robinho. OUTS: Ronaldo (Inter),Beckham (unconfirmed),Carlos(MiddleEast),Gravesen (Premiership). Barcelona: Barca wants 2 fullbacks. Along with Milan, they are tracking Miguel, Daniel Alves, and Zambrotta. Zambrotta is also wanted by Real Madrid , Chelsea and Roma, but is said to favour a move to Barca. Carvalho might also be signed at CB.Also, Barca have cooled their interest in Lampard after his showing at the World Cup. SERIE A: Milan: Milan are making several important signings as long as they don't get relegated for next season. INS: Buffon (17m),Gallas (5m), Miguel/Alves (9m)[Massimo Oddo is the backup option],Ze Roberto (free), Patrick Viera (8m). Milan also wish to sign two of Torres,Maxi Rodriguez, Suazo, Van Nistelrooj and Crespo (in order of preference). Likely Milan 11 next season: Buffon, Kaladze, Nesta, Gallas, Miguel, Pirlo, Gattuso, Viera, Kaka, Gilardino,Van Nistelrooj/Maxi. OUTS: Stam, Sheva, Seedorf, Dida (to Arsenal),Amoroso, Cafu (Brazil).
Blackburn have got Jason Roberts and Francis Jeffers but expect 1 big striker signing to replace Craig Bellamy. Florent Sinama-Pongolle doesn't really want a permanent move to Ewood or really a loan again so expect bids for either Ahmed Mido or Milan Baros.
Martin O'Neil and Gerrard Houllier will both have talks with the Australian football board about becoming the next manager of the national team.
Richie Evans will sign for Stockport County, the 22 year old Left Back is currently without a club and will be snapped up by Stockport boss Jim Gannon, who sees him as ideal cover for Mark Robinson
Everton will sign Maniche from Dinamo Moscow for
£2.5 million along with portugal team mate costiniha who currently has no club.
Everton are set to make £2.5 million for former Spurs striker Mido
AW will not sign thuram as it goes against his policy of signing old players. there is not point of signing him if hes just going to offer 1 yr contracts. AW will only sign buffon his agent is in deep talks with afc. 2 centre mids as diaby is injured and gilberto isnt getting any better. they will be masherano and ya ya. also salcido will be coming to the grove. no strikers will be signed dont forget about walcott and betnder 2 quality players. trust me DAWSY
Sam Cuthbert is set to sign for Colchester United later this week, the youngster has signed a 3 year deal. Colchester have also lined up Peter Beagrie and Shaun Bartlett lined up after his release from Charlton. They are also interested in Stern John, however it is unlikely that Coventry will be looking to sell one of their main strikers
Mensah is set to sign for Charlton, Reading have been told to match Charlttons offer, but it is expected that he will sign for Charlton later this week or early next week
Lets get a few things straight firstly:
Sir Alex is the best manager in the history of the game - to those saying sack him for standing by Ronaldo you are being childish and silly. The Glazers are actually making more money then they thought (I think its an extra £17m a year) so we will if anything have a bigger budget!
United will attempt to lure Owen Hargreaves away from Bayern after his amazing World Cup - he is also a cheaper option than Carrick. We will also go after Gattuso (especially if AC are relegated) for between £6m-£8.5m. This way United could accomodate 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 if we are chasing a game. FInally United will sign one of Klose, Torres or Huntelaar if we sell Ruud, and if Ronaldo does go expect United to make a bid for Lennon (£11m) or Simao (£12m)
POSSIBLE UNITED TEAM FOR 2006/07 SEASON:
VAN DER SAR
NEVILLE FERDINAND VIDIC/BROWN HEINZE
LENNON GATTUSO HARGREAVES GIGGS
VAN NISTELROOY(?) ROONEY
SAHA, BROWN, SMITH WILL NOT BE LEAVING! ALSO EXPECT TO SEE MORE OF ROSSI PIQUE BARDSLEY AND DAVE JONES!
To the idiot SPARX who told us all to get our facts straight about Salcido being bought from 'Guadalajara FC' not 'Chivas'. You need to get your facts straight mate! They are the same club. Chivas is what the mexcian people call Guadalajara FC you fool.
And expect to see Fulham get totally outbid in their search for Fabio Cannavaro as he has had a storming world cup. Fabio Capello may probably take him to Real Madrid.
Also expect Zakuani to snub a move to Fulham as middlesborough and Charlton are now looking to steal him from us.
But do expect to see Sidney Govou also decide to stay in france as he has now broken into the french squad. The move to england was to do this like pascal chimbonda did but he doesnt need to now. Matty Taylor will not be joining us as he has signed that new contract.So expect the usual fulham transfer window... All mouth. FFC for top 10 next season though!
Cannavaro £5mil (if Juve are Relegated) £15mil if not
SWP swap with Lennon
A.Cole o chelsea £20mil
Geoff Harrop, Rushden & Diamonds record-breaking Head of Youth, has resigned to head up Northampton Town's Youth system, having secured 5 top positions in the Football League Centre of Excellence Midlands division.
sven goran erikkson gone back yo lazio to manage them for a 3 year deal
Rotherham to win league 1 and FA cup!! hahaha
Not really, our proper team is Sheffield United. Expect 3/4 more signings with a left sided player top of warnock's list (Sergio Peter season long loan from blackburn). Further up in the premiership Man Utd will sign Roma + Italy's Simone Perrota (£9.5m) to play on the left hand side, replacing ryan giggs who is goin to celtic and Kieron Richardson who is leaving to Wigan for £5 million. chuckle brothers
My mate told me that liverpool are going to make a £10 million bid for real betis spanish midfielder joaquin. With dudek and barragan included in the deal.
Due to the greeks being thrown out of all european competitions, there is now one space left to be filled in the champions league!!! and from what i have heard from a source, glasgow rangers are the top ranked team outwith those who have already made the champions league and they may be invited to take part in the champion league this year!!! if this does happen however, rangers will need to take part in the 3rd qualifiying stage but they will be seeded due to their run last year!!!
Clement - done deal
Elmander - Signing before saturday
Essien - doubtful but may be given the chance to be loaned out because of the competition in the chelsea squad and plg would snap him up...
govou - plg still keeping tabs on the situation...
webster - will b signed very soon...
Man City team for 2006/07:
GK - James/Hart
CB - Dunne
CB - Distin/Richards
LB - Taiwo(£2m)/Jordan
RB - Trabelsi(free)/Sun
CM - Barton/Hamman(free)
CM - Dabo(free)/Reyna
RM - Milner(£1m)/Sinclair
LM - Reid(£1m)/Sibierski
FW - Vassel/Dickov/Postiga(£1.5m)
FW - Samaras/Cole
Allesandro Del Piero, although he appears far past his best - could be a World Champion with Italy by the weekend and could make the shock transfer of the summer to the Premiership to Middlesbrough, Newcastle or Bolton. The 31 year is likely to leave Juventus as soon as they are relegated.
I am a journalist for Kicker Magazine in Germany and we have been following transfer activity as closely as possible. So far, these are the transfers we are prepared to publish: Totti to Manchester United as Ferguson sees him as another Eric Cantona. Chelsea and Milan will fight for Lahm but he will stay because Milan will be relegated and he doesn't want to play in England because of his stature or at Chelsea because he doesn't want to be the next Shaun Wright-Phillips. Real to buy Ibrahimovic and Buffon after Casillas moves to Arsenal because of the weak Real Madrid defense and Lehmann will return to Germany. Real will also buy Robben and Kaka, as the new president has promised, although his bid for Fabregas will fail, and they will sell Ronaldo to Inter while Obafemi Martins signs for Manchester United after Van NIstelroy moves to Bayern. Makaay will go to Newcastle after a bid for Kuyt has fallen short. And finally, as everyone knows already, Cristiano Ronaldo will move to Real after burning bridges with Rooney. What you don't know, however, is that his advisor told him to provoke Rooney to force Manchester United's hand. This move will open a space in midfield for Liverpool target Simao Sabrosa.
Jermain Defoe will next week seal a move to Newcastle for around £9.5 million.
Shaun Wright Phillips, Dietmar Hamman, Ousmane Dabo and Djimi Traore could be the players joining Manchester City this summer. A loan for SWP is still a possibility with Pearce set to talk to Chelsea and Wright-Phillips next week.
Charlton will sign Wayne Routledge next week. Iain Dowie will sign the player he had at Crystal Palace from Tottenham for around £4 million.
Tomas Kuczcak may leave West Bromich Albion and join one of the clubs in the Premiership. Watford are interested in the Polish keeper who was at the world cup.
It looks as though Ben Foster, Watford's impressive keeper who was on England stand-by will not return to the Hornets as he was only on loan there and he is likely to feature as Edwin Van Der Sar's understudy at Manchester United next season. He may even be give the number one shirt at Man U this summer as Ferguson sees him as a future England number 1 and first choice keeper for Manchester United after Van Der Sar leaves.
-FRESH FROM THE LANE-
expect to see a few changes at the lane next year:
ins: Chimbonda- 3million + Murphy
Darren Bent- 7million
Probable Team Next year:
Chimbonda King Dawson Lee
Lennon Carrick Willhelmsson
Defoe will find his form next year with big berbatov to play with.
Also the person who said that spurs will be selling all their best players please shut up, thank you.
Arsenal will look to buy Curtis Davies or Thuram, Mascherano and Ribery or Torres. Regarding the Salcido story, Guadalajara FC is Chivas, so know your facts.
I'll make this quick and clear, im never wrong about arsenal so believe me when this signing happens over the next coupel of days. Javier Saviola has a price agreed with arsenal and he is KEEN. so he'll sign dependin on personal terms and medical. ;)
i live near Crystal palace's training groung and i have seen Dave Nugent enter for talks with Peter Taylor....GREAT NEWS FOR PALACE FANS.....
Spurs team next season will be: robinson,lee(right back coz thats his best position)or maybe chimbonda,king,dawson, ekotto,lennon,carrick,zokora,new left side player (duff would be nice) with keane berbatov and defoe rotating up front. And I recently spoke to lee bernard who is staying at the lane next season and will be given more of a chance to shine. also expect huddlestone to emerge next season aswell coz we will have a lot of games next season. come on spurs!
Newcastle United - Roeder won't sign Kuyt as he failed to impress Shearer at the world cup. Defoe a possibility for around 10 million, Woodgate back on a pay-as-you-play deal, Malbranque will sign for United - 3.5 million as will Leighton Baines from Wigan for a similar price. Boumsong and Faye the only other exits to Marseille and Portsmouth respectivly.
I have heard that England midfielder owen hargreaves is a summer target for blackburn boss mark hughes has already completed the signings of jason roberts from wigan for a fee of 2m in a four year deal and has also signed francis jeffers from charlton.
can i just stop all this talk of carrick signing for man utd as spurs will not sell as they want him to partner newboy didier zokora in the centre of midfield for the coming season.neither will they sign lennon as ronaldo will stay at man utd after clearing up feud with wayne rooney.spurs want to sign a centre half and its believed they will make a bid for kalid boulahrouz from hamburg for 5 million.also an extra striker will be bought in believed to be carlton cole from chelsea(2mill).
ARSENAL NEWS Cesc Fabregas will NOT be leaving Arsenal...end of story.Two deals i am led to believe are very close though are Yaya Toure and Javier Saviola.Reports are that Arsenal have secured an £8million deal for Yaya Toure with Olympiakos and a £4.5million deal with Barcelona for Saviola.Gianluigi Buffon has said that a move to Arsenal is more appealing than a move to Spain and Arsenal are preparing a £15million bid?Arsene Wenger will only accept £20million or Robinho in exchange for Ashley Cole which means Chelsea would have to bid around £25million to be in with a chance of signing him.Torres will not be signing for Arsenal as Dirk Kuyt(feyenoord)will be unveiled in the next week or so at half the price,around £10million is the likely figure.
Hearts update - from a source within the club - Rebrov is meeting with Hearts officials tomorrow in Italy where the Ukranian is currently on a family holiday. Hearts have agreed a fee with Kiev and its a matter of personal terms to be finalised.
Romanov has also instructed new manager Ivanauskas to bring Theo Walcott to the club in what could be a season long loan deal. Its understood that Arsene Wenger would be keen on allowing the young England international to leave the club for a seasons loan to gain experience but he's not keen on him playing for another English club. Theo has stated he doesnt want to play abroad so the shock loan deal would be the perfect answer to all parties. Romanov initially tried to secure a permanent deal which was point blank rejected. Walcotts representatives will discuss the matter with him when he returns from his holiday following the world cup.
Webster and Skacel have both been reported to the SFA and FIFA for breaking their contract by not flying out with the team. Skacel is looking for a move to Italy but with the league curreently in turmoil, Germany could be the final destination. Webster looks increasingly like sealing a move to the English Premiership with Neil Warnock of Sheffield United and Paul Jewell of Wigan both chasing him.
ARSENAL NEWS! cesc to madrid. nearly done deal. masherano and ya ya toure to replace him. come on you gunners
ARSENAL WILL BE SIGNING TORRES FOR 28 MILLION, FACT ATHLETICO HAVE ACCEPTED THE BID AND PERSONEL TERMS HAVE BEEN AGREED. SAVIOLA WILL JOIN ON LOAN AND SCHWEINSTEIGER TO JOIN FOR 15MILLION, FACT. BUFFON ISNT HAPPENING BT EXPECT TO SEE YAYA TOURE WEARING A ARSENAL SHIRT THIS SEASON.
I am a life-long supporter of Manchester United Football Club. I do not know any of the staff that work there, or do not walk any of the players dogs.
As far as I am aware, Carrick has signed for around £15m.
Torres could be on the way for around £25m if RVN leaves.
A winger that can play both wings will be signed if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves for around £10m - £15m.
Another center midfield player will be signed, aged 18-24 for a reasonably small fee.
There will be more youth players, possibly from South African teams that we play during our pre-season tour there. (Youth not as good as it once was at UTD)
Players from Ajax, Porto, and Inter are a possibility as we are playing in the Amsterdam Tournamnet this season (Laugh @ Arse'n'all!)
Any other possible player that will sign for a substantial amount of money will be from any of the four teams in the Italian scandal (Lazio, Milan, Juve and Fiorentina)
These players could include:
Kaka (Unlikely, just signed a new 5-yr deal). Emerson.
Ibrahimovic (If RVN leaves).
Luca Toni (If RVN leaves).
Finally; if he has sufficiently replaced the 'Golden Generation' at UTD, SAF will leave within the next 3 seasons, 100% sure of this.
First things first to the fan who posted that Man Utd have no money, dude have u ever read a news paper or watched the news. AIG shirt deal, Jon Obi pay-off, Player sales, And the cash made by the tampa bay team could be used to boost Man Utd cash flow. Yes i know all about the Grid-iron money setup and it does not permit money to change hands, mainly because the income is spread evenly between the Afc and the Nfc I.E the NFL. This however does not cover the interest made by the team which is pure profit and can be used on anything.
Now second point is i have recived info that will prove to clear up chrisy ronaldo deal with REAL, I have herd that the incoming manager has stated to Real that ronaldo is a 50/50 player and not needed. This however is not the end we all know that Real buy any 1 with a trick just to trot another player out.
Ricardinho is not coming the rumour is 100% not true SAF has seen enough gobby players and has stayed well clear. Petit is a very good chance with carrick to claim the Midfield area, though newspaper reports that Riquelme has stated he doesnt want to leave spain is untrue. Torres deal as we all know is done except some stupid Arsenal fans with there 400million pound budget.
Kerlon has had talks with Utd over a possible move though Chelsea has tried to sour the deal by offering 14million for him, even though they have no real desire to buy him. Other under 21 Brazilian stars have had talks with Utd over possible moves (would have gone to Italy but not now due to the match fixing thing). Luca Toni has been touted as a target for Arsenal a fee of around 16 million as AW thinks he is a perfect partner for Henry.
er er er THAT's ALL FOLKS and u herd it here first
Dean Whitehead and John Mensah set for Reading.
Reading FC transfers:
John Mensah- £3.75m
Philippo Inzaghi- £2m
Dean Whitehead- £1m
Oscar Ustari- £2m
Soren Larsen- Loan
Carlos Vela- Loan
Steve Sidwell to Cahrlton- £2m
Adam Federici to Chester- Loan
Jonny Hayes to Burnley- Loan
Shane Long to Bristol City- Loan
David Kitson to Southampton- £2.3m
Argentinian goalkeeper Oscar Ustari, who was included in Argentina's world cup squad, will sign for Reading for £2m from Independiente.
liverpool are closing in on the signature of valencia captain david albelda to bolster defensive midfield options in place of man city bound didi hamman
now that REAL MADRID have installed their new board and completed signing off Capello from Juventus they will now start their summer spending spree. They will sign Fabio Cannavaro(£3m), A.Cole(£12m), Kaka(£20m), Fabregas(£12m) and a center forward, but the name hasnt been suggested yet. If they hav any money left they will buy Zambrotta for £8m. They will sell, Salgado for £3m, Graverson for £4m, Cassano for £8m and possibly woodgate for £8m.
With Liverpool confiming bellamy, gonzalez, palletta & aurelio, Rafa the gaffer is now looking for his right winger and another forward, also he has a possibbility of trabelsi, his options are as follows: - Kuyt, Saviola and his mani target David Villa,, His right wing is a problem at the mo,, with alves,,, so he might go for Pennant or Srna, If Dudek goes he might look for a replacement ( bench warmer, rserve player), With Hamman looking loke hes going Man City, he might go for a replacement there too,,, Well thats all the gossip form mellwood..... DUFFBEER !!!!!!!
"instead hargreves to join either, Arsenal (unlikely) , Chelsea (highly unlikely) , liverpool (likely) Bolton (not very likely) or another top 6 team"
Are you off your barnett? Liverpool is unlikely as they already have gerrard/Alonso/Sissoko. Arsenal have Fabregas & who? Gilberto is gettin on & the rest are just Average! R.Madrid new man says he want Fabregas! If he went you could end up needing atleast 2 new central midfielders!
for a start its middlesbrough not middlesborough, 1 o not 2, barton will not becoming to teeside because boro are unlikely to pay 4 mil for a centre midfielder, when they already have boateng,rochemback,catermole,mendieta,parlour. instead the money is likely to go towards a right side midfielder, and as liverpool chase pennant and the baggage he brings, southgate will go for either willhelmmson or malbranque, however he faces competition for willlhelmson from nantes, and newcastle have upperhand on malbranque over boro.
Recent contract renewal of adam johnson at boro also means that boro dont need anymore left sided midlfielders, as downing,johnson, and quedrue can fill in there. Reccent exodus of JFH means maccarone steps up as 3rd place striker, and also christie recovers from his broken leg, means a striker is not needed, unless yakubu go back to pompey for 15 mil.
The hunt for another centre back is being cooled as middlesbrough have singed huth and have plenty of youngsters to fill in the centre back role if either huth or riggot is injusred such as, bates,davies,wheater, and also ehigou.
The real hunt is for a right back in that there is an interest in david degen, the swiss right back from FC basel, that can also play right side of midfield
Bogus rumour about Everton's Malaga-loaned midfielder Silva - what is actually happening is Dutch side Heracles Almelo are set to complete the loan signing of 23 year old Brazilian striker Everton Ramos da Silva from Gremio, subject to a medical.
why are sum man united fans sayin that alan smith will be going. smith is awesome. he is a great midfielder and will come back even stronger after his injury.
man united will confirm 2-3 signings in the next couple of days:
fernando torres 24.5m
michael carrick 15m
other signings will be confirmed in the next weeks or so
owen hargraeves 8m
frank ribery 8m
sully muntari 4m
man united will definitly win the title as chelsea will sign ageing players who have no more than 2 seasons left in them. liverpool will be the toughest to get past. but we hopefully will beat them
thanks for reading this GREG LETIJ
Dean Whitehead could be the first of Reading's transfer signings. The Sunderland winger will join for around £3 million. Copell only offered £1.2 million although he proved that he is worth more despite Sunderland's shockingly poor Premiership run. As i mentioned a few months ago, Harry Redknapp and Portsmouth are also interested in the Sunderland star and Fulham who are poised to lose Malbranque may also see the 24 year old, Sunderland player of the year as a good replacement. Reading are also keeping tabs on Ghana international centre-back, John Mensah who is also interesting Charlton.
My friend works in the Southend United press office and says they have nearly signed Matt Oakley after his release from Southampton. They are also chasing Hereford centre-back Tamika Mkandawire (despite him signing a new 1-year deal) and former Charlton strikers either Jonatan Johansson and Jay Bothroyd (Johansson being the favoured option).
Also Gillingham, Notts Forest and Yeovil have made enquires about Mark Gower, whilst various bids from top-flight clubs like Fulham, West Ham, Aston Villa and Watford are made for youngster James Lawson.
Newcastle have a young lad from France on trial(Striker). Only 19 and has played in the france U19 team. I think this is a good route to go down. It worked with N'Zogbia so fingers crossed. Need a good left & right back along with a top class forward as a Shearer replacement. A few players to leave over next few weeks. Boumsong, Baba, Butt and maybe Carr.
Reading to sign Costinha on a free transfer, after he left Dinamo Moscow
Adi Akinfenwa is a target for various Championship clubs as is Lee Trundle although the scouser is likely to stay. Plymouth, Luton Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley all want Akinfenwa
Valencia CF ins and outs: OUT - Pablo Aimar, Patrick Kluivert, Marco di Vaio, Bernardo Corradi, Stefano Fiore, Francisco Rufete, and POSSIBLY Roberto Fabian Ayala. IN - Obafemi Martins, Taye Taiwo, and EITHER Franco Semioli OR Simao Sabrosa.
i av just heard from a close source that if jfh doesnt go to celtic he will join everton.also everton are ready to sell naysmith in a deal involving petrov.
Sunderland may try and sign Kevin Phillips back. Niall Quinn is trying to talk to the ex-Black Cats player to try and persuade him to rejoin the club where he was loved on a 2 year deal. He may join in January. With Milan Baros poised to leave - Villa may be trouble up front and with Milner now looking as though he wont sign and Mellberg and Gareth Barry possibly leaving, it looks as though David O'Leary will have his work cut, trying to make good signings with limited resources. It is likely that youngster Luke Moore could be a first choice striker next season and he may be paired up with Bobby Zamora of West Ham.
tottenham will sign pascal chimbonda within the next 7 days once he returns from the world cup the figure will be 5.2 million, also spurs will sign denilson for free and stephen appiah for 5 million as michael carricks replacement. kieron richardson will sign as will wayne bridge 4 million each, spurs will let go danny murphy andy reid hossam ghaly paul stalteri
Kieron Richardson will become Wigan's main signing this summer for around £5 million. Expect to see Park Ji Sung more next season at Man U. He is extremely highly rated at Old Trafford.
all these torres rumours are a joke. as usual people see someone have a good world cup and link them to their team in multi million pound deals. if anyone actually watched him for athletico last season you'd see hes not the player everyone is building him up to be. the feeling at anfield is that torres is over rated and over priced, and despite having a bad world cup kuyt is highly thought of by the management at liverpool. trabelsi could be brought in on a free to share the right back role with finnan and our last signing will be either alves, joaquin, pennant or simao. guily is about to sign a new cintract with barca and so wont be joining the reds. LFC
ins- alves 9 mill or simao 9mil, paletta (done) bellamy (done) aurelio (done) gonzalez (done) david villa 15 mill (maybe)
Liverpool team next season
Finnan/Alves Hyypia Carragher Riise
Garcia/Simao Gerrard Alonso Kewell/Gonzalez
mido to sign for rovers in the next few days for £3.5 mil wages of £1.3 mil a year on a 4 year deal
some westham signings and bids westham have signed chelsea foward carlton cole and have had a 4million bid for wigan's french full back pascal chimboda the signing of cole has trigged two other transfer rumours with spurs and pomey looking at 7.5million rated marlon harewood and being an everton fan we have been linked with bobby zamora one of the two will leave upton park.oh and shaka hislop has joined fc dallas in the usa.
In order to try and keep the wage bills down, for a change, Glenn Roeder is awaiting the outcome of recent talks between Roma and Blackburn over Mido. Having had a better than most introduction to the premiership, he fits the bill perfectly.
Norwich City News
Team for Next Season
Everton squad 06 07
Andy Van der meyde
Jimmy floyd Hasselbank(free agent)
out dickie wright sandro pistone gary naysmith lee carlsley simon davies kevin kilbane james mcfadden james vaughan(loan)
hello, martin o'neil is coming in as wolves manager, and he will clear the wolves backroom staff and start a fresh
------------------ buffon ----------------------
eboue ---------- toure -- senderos -------- a.cole ?
-------------------- mascherano ---------------
hleb ---------------- fabregas ------------ rosicky
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--------------------------------- henry -------------
subs : gk ? reyes, rvp, djorou, freddie
back up - walcott, adebayor, diaby , hoyte, brendnar, song , manonie
The deal with Anderson da Silva - mistake in yesterdays rumour.
According to a journalist in Holland, Anderson Silva da Franca, the Brazilian midfielder that Everton "signed" and then loaned to Malaga for the duration of last season, — [Correction: The player in question is Everton Ramos da Silva. You can see where the confusion arose, though!] — is set to join Dutch side Heracles Almelo on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent move.
so its not the Everton player after all !
I've heard from a very reliable source that Leeds are considering a bid of £500,000 + Alan Wright from Sheffield United for Matthew Killgallon. Leeds will decide whether to or not accept once they find out if they can capture Christian Daily from West Ham.
Athletico Madrid are preparing their fans for the departure of Torres to Man Utd. The deal will be an initial £19m with up to £5m in performance related add ons. Hargreaves is a likely target as he will come in at under £10m though Utd will wait on the outcome of the Italian football trial in case Gattuso becomes available from Milan. Riquelme's snub will also spark interest in Pirlo and/or Kaka if Milan are indeed demoted. Italian players caught up in the trial are unlikely to leave Italy with Inter being the main benefactors.
firstly to the suposed die hard man united fan why on earth are you saying get lost fergie...he made youse what youse are and i can assure you knows a hell of a lot more about football than you. second ronaldo didn't cause ronneys sending off, it was his own fault, would english people stop having a scapgoat for every failure, youse wer beat..end of story..they should have been in that far anyway. Finally to my rumour, have heard that United are signing Schweinsteiger and Hargreaves for £15Million. Ruud, Ronaldo n Fletcher all to stop, with fletcher going on loan to premeirship side.
PS long live Cristiano Ronaldo
shock Arsenal news
Henry is still going to leave. He signed the contract extention because he wants to reward the club for their faith. Cesc is on his way as well. Wenger has not yet decided on the players replacements, however Darren bent may be purchased for 12M and Graveson will be a 6m signing.