Football Rumours Archive June 06 2006

 

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Liverpool are targeting Fernando Torres, Ludovic Giuly and Fabio Aurelio from the Spanish league.

Aimar has been offered cheap. So cheap that the sale of Luis Garcia would more than cover it. ^.^

I have it on good authority that Arsenal are watching the Adriano situation extremely closely, they are willing to use Sol campbell, but not Arturo Lupoli as a makeweight in the deal which will be worth no more than 20.25 million including Campbell. The deal (if it goes through) will have a clause which will see Arsenal hold onto 3 millin of the payments untill Adriano scores 15 premier league goals in one season. Nuril Sahin of Dortmund is also in the works with Wenger willing to pay 5 million for the midfielder. Micah Richards and Curtis davies are both targets of Wenger but he is willing to wait to january to see Justin Hoytes performances before reinforcing his record setting defensive unit. Hoyte will be used in the deal involving one of those two players if Wenger decides to let him go. Norm.

I recently heard that Teddy Sheringham has bought a house local to southend and his unhappy and the lack of games he is getting for West Ham and is rumoured that he may have talks with southend united to play his final season down at Roots Hall.

Why is everybody linking Adriano with a move from inter.He has already pledged to stay at inter.And I also know from good authority that Aimar,Kuyt,Alves,Aurelio and Gonzalez are definitely arriving at Anfield this season.

All this talk about Chelsea selling SWP is rubbish, Mourinio will buy Carlos, a center back, possibly Andrade, once he has captured these players he will sell, Carlton Cole, Del horno, possibly Gallas, possibly Glen Johnson, Maniche will leave, Drogba and Crespo might leave with Mourinio bringing in another striker, possibly Van Nistelrooy. SWP is definetly staying so is lampard joe cole and the main stars of last year so sorry man utd and liverpool fans you cant take no great chelsea player!

a mate in the the footy team i play for is a grounds man at everton he said huth held talks with everton last week the stumblin block was the 50k he wanted moyes showed him the door and within 12 hours lescott was at goodison greedy kraut

Fulham are poised to make several signings this summer to sufficiently strengthen their squad. Firstly, Steed Malbranque is off to Lyon after the World Cup in a £3.65m deal, the low fee down to the players contract expiring in 12 months. Ahmad Elrich, Mark Crossley, Mark Pembridge, Brian McBride and Carlos Bocanegra will all head for the exit as well, and that will provide Chris Coleman with the funds to go after a couple of new targets. Shaun Wright-Phillips will join on a season long loan deal, with his current Chelsea team-mate Wayne Bridge set to turn his loan deal into a permanent move. Roberto Carlos will replace him at Stamford Bridge.

What is everyone on about!!!!!!!! To those who are real man utd fans. United will sign only 4 players, none of which are defenders and dependent on sales. Firstly, they want to sign Ribery, Mascherano and carrick, but they will not sign any of them. Expect diarra, lennon and gudjohnson, and the possiblity of a striker, BUT IT WILL NOT BE MARTINS. Fergie will choose between huntelaar and torres

Norwich Citys board of Directors are telling Nigel Worthington they have less money to spend this summer than they actually do. This is because of his signings last season not working out. They are worried that if this happens again they wont have any money left in January to strengthen, or for a new manager to make changes if Norwich have another poor start.

ARSENAL NEWS It is true Arsenal are on the verge of signing Adriano(inter),the deal will be £16million plus Campbell and Lupoli.Other signings could be Curtis Davies(west brom),Marcos Senna(villarreal)and Fernando Gago(boca juniors).Nuri Sahin seems set to join Arsenal in the next week or so.Other youngsters coming could be Adil Chihi(fc.koln)and Assulin Gai(barcelona).

Norwich are in talks with Francis Jeffers. Nigel Worthington was interested in the striker at the start of last season but missed out with him going to Rangers. Following his release by Charlton Norwich seem to be the only club interested in the player, but he will have to drop his wage demands if any deal is to be reached.

ARSENAL SEASON 2006/7

Wenger is not known for signing big name players, he enjoys working with talent to produce world class players like Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieria, Cesc Fabregas will be one of the world’s best midfielders in the future also.

We have a great team for the future players like Walcott, Djourou, Fabregas, Eboue, Van Persie and Clichy

But if we are to compete for the title next season Wenger has to strengthen the squad with one or two more experienced, complete players. He has already indicated this with the signing of Rosicky from Dortmund for 6.8 million which was very good business seeing as Chelsea were going to buy him for 18million two seasons ago.

If we are going to compete with Chelsea next Arsenal need to bring in a central midfielder this was a problem area last season and if Giberto or Fabregas are injured we struggle so we need a quality player to slot in there.

We now have covers on the wings with Rosicky, Hleb, Ljungberg, Walcott and Reyes.

I would hope Mr.Wenger gets a replacement for Bergkamp too. But he sees Van Persie as and option there and he also signed Adebayor in January as he knew Bergkamp was retiring and became less and less involved as the season wore on. Some one maybe brought in if Campbell leaves but it is not likely as Djourou and Senderos have impressed with their partnership at the heart of the Swiss defense and they will have a big World Cup and come back improved players.

--POSSIBLE SIGNINGS--

Goalkeeper

-Yohann Pele(Le Mans)

Defenders

-Ronald Zubar(Caen)

-Curtis Davies(West Brom)

-Joseph Yobo(Everton)

-Lilian Thuram (Juventus) Depending on the situation with the Juventus max-fixing allegation, Wenger is close to Thruam from their days at Monaco.

-Micah Richards( Man City) Stuart Pearce is reluctant to sell him Chelsea also interested.

-William Gallas(Chelsea) Unhappy at chelsea

Midfielders

-Joey Barton (Man City)Wenger has stated previously he admires Barton but depends if he decides to stay at Man City.

-Anatoliy Tymoshchuk(Shakhtar)

-Yoann Gourcuff (Rennes) Doubtful prefers a move to AC Milan.

-Patrick Vieria(Juventus) Depending on the situation with the Juventus max-fixing allegation. Real Madrid and Manchester united are also interested

-Fran Merida (Barcelona)

-Nuri Sahin(Dortmund)

Striker

- Dirk Kuyt(Feyenoord)

- David Trezeguet(Juventus) Depending on the situation with the Juventus max-fixing allegation

-Fernando Torres(Athletico Madrid)

-Adriano(Inter Milan) Unhappy at Inter Milan, real Madrid more likely destination

Newcastle Utd team next season:

GK:Given

RB:Carr

CB:Taylor

CB:Woodgate(£6m)

LB:Bridge(£3m)

RM:Solano

CM:Parker

CM:Dyer

LM:Emre

ST:Owen

ST:Kuyt(£10m)

Subs:Isakson(£5m)

Huth(£4m)

N'Zogbia

Boa Morte(£4m)

Anelka(£7m)

Coventry City News

After completing the signings of David McNamee for 100k from Livingston, Wayne Andrews for free from Crystal Palace and Don Hutchison signing a new 1yr contract, Micky Adams is now looking at these players: Elliot Ward (West Ham), Neil Alexander (Cardiff), Marton Fulop (Tottenham), Colin Cameron (Wolves) and Izale McLeod (MK Dons).

Expect next seasons starting 11 to look something like this-

Fulop/McNamee/Hall/Page/Ward/Thornton/McSheffrey/Hughes/Doyle/McLeod/John.

CCFCSCOTTY

Arsenal-Pele,Yaya Toure,Trezuguet,Merida

Aston Villa-Mills,Roberts

Blackburn-Pongolle,Mido

Bolton-Meite,Dabo

Charlton-Sidwell,Gera,Nugent,Arca

Chelsea-Carlos,Simao

Everton-Jeffers,Huth

Fulham-Bridge,Govou

Liverpool-Torres,SWP

Man City-Malbranque,Rommedahl

Man U-Mascherano,Riquelme,Martins

Middlesbrough-Onyewu,Douala

Newcastle-Kuyt,Murphy

Pompey-D'Allesandro,Diawara,Di Canio

Reading-Davenport,Trundle

Sheffield U-Hendrie,Tie

Spurs-Matteratzi,Aubey

Watford-Rajczi,Crow

West Ham-Gabri,Maxi,Molina

Wigan-Kirkland,Ellington

Rangers Huge Signing!!

My sources tell me that this is being played very well. Rangers have virtually managed to keep all the information secret and apparently only a select few know all the information. On Thursday 8th June, Rangers will be releasing their new home strips through new JJB branded Rangers stores. So what would be better to launch a new kit and sell loads...well parade a new signing at the same time. Although I'm not sure it this will be kept secret until the launch...it may come out before. But there is going to be a huge signing, especially for Scotland. I cannot name the player, but I have been told some solid information on him.

He is currently playing in Spain, turns 30 later in the year and therefore will sign a 3 year contract. Surprisingly the transfer fee involved is very minimal considering, but the wages are high and this will be counterbalanced. Le Guen is very positive about the signing, so its not one of David Murray's masterplans.

This signing alone is expected to make such an impact on merchandise sales, that the JJB deal could see Rangers receiving significantly larger payments annually, in its first year alone.

Man utd WILL sign Eidur Gudjohnsen this week in an £8million deal, and also chelsea will, as part of the deal, tell manchester united that damien duff is NOT for sale!

Blackburn will try and sign Jason Roberts who is unhappy at Wigan and this will pave the way for Nathan Ellington to sign for wigan, ending his WBA nightmare.

My girlfriend has just got a job as assistant secretary at newcastle. She started last monday and within a week has already heard one or two rumours. They are as follows:

Wright-Phillips has been speaking on the phone to Glen (Roeder) about a possible move. Glen is trying to prize him away fom liverpool getting his signature.

One of the scouts has picked up on two young twins called the Skeltons.both are breaking into the York City team. One is a left back (tom), the other a sprightly keeper.(dan)However, the left back has behaviour and drinking problems which may mean that only the keeper will sign pro for newcastle.

They are also trying to make a move for Helguson who apparently is annoyed at the lack of first team appearances at fulham despite is scoring record.

They also are trying to talk to Glens former club, Watford about a big money deal for hot shot Marlon King.

More when i hear it.

LFC NEWS

Ronaldo rejects liverpools contract offer-he aint coming

Alves fee is too high for rafa

aimar most likely to be signed. Rafa trying to buy before world cup.

Kuyt is definatly not coming-no desire to play for liverpool.

Defoe likely to be signed after world cup.

This is huge news and 100% true. you heard it from me first!!

Chelsea, as we all suspected have definately signed R. carlos on a 90,000 p/w wage.

my friend's mum's brother works in the offices at chelsea and frequently comments on mourinho's pleasent disposition. knowing that my friends uncle is a life supporter of the club. jose continuely chats with him about the state of affairs at the club. so now we come to the juicy part;

swp def on his way out. rafa has offered £8m + cisse who is out of favour at l'pool.

crespo & gallas both leaving for AC Milan, which gives jose more money to play with, not that thats a problem!

Shev will wear No7 shirt, with maniche changing his strip. j cole will have to play well in world cup but will loose his place to ballack neway.

following names also feature on mourinho's shortlist;

Kompany

van der Vaart

Adriano

Gerrard (unlikely)

Ledley King

Burdisso

more at a later date

-smudge-

zidane is not to sign with rangers.rangers are in debt and could not afford his wages!celtic 2 sign fortune graveson and carlton cole or unsetled robbie keane.rangers will struggle next season

Helinsborg of Sweden have approached Glasgow Celtic with the prospect of a 'glamour tie' following the world cup.

The Swedish side see this as a potential money spinner following the Celtic hero, Henrik Larsson's return to his homeland.

First of all i drove past Bowyer's home near newcastle and there was a removal van park there, whether or not it was for bowyer or a neighbour i dont know, just funny that he has been linked with west ham. Also i reckon newcastle will sign only a few players cos there is not much money, we want to sign gudjohnson but if it comes down to a bidding war wit other top clubs we wont get him. Woodgate has also been in Newcastle recently , and was present at shearer's testamonial, pay as u play deal is a option. Robert Huth is also on roeder's list and so is S.W. phillips on loan. ++++ to those who continue to say owen is leaving for either man u or liverpool then i can tell u know 100% he will NOT leave newcastle, he has already expressed his desire to take or as shearer's replacement in terms or goals.

I have recently heardthat Gordon Strachan is trying to sign Rossi and Pique from Man Utd on loan.

crystal palace first signing for next season will be DANNY WEBBER they believe he could be the right replacement for johnson and made inquiries to sheff utd

Arsenal to sign Adriano or Martins.

~DSI~

Obafemi Martins to sign for Manchester United

Kaka is NOT coming to Manchester United so stop making up stories

Everton to sign Huth in the next week

Wigan want Malbranque

If Juve are demoted these are some of the players to go:

Ibrahimovic: Manchester United

Trezeguet: Arsenal

Nedved: Barcelona/Real Madrid

plus more to go.

Emerson is going to Real Madrid 100% true from Juve

More to come soon

::::SOME INTERESTING TRANSFER NEWS::::

Riquelme - Man Utd fee around 10-15m

Roberto Carlos -chelsea 3 m , 3 yr contract

Torres going nowhere, with new signings pernia, aguero atletico will look to build a strong team

Michael Owen is staying at Newcastle

Liverpool's search for a new striker may end in the signing of either of a dutch couple : Read: Huntelaar or Kuyt(more probable) for 10 m

Adriano will move to Real madrid certain 20-25 m

Crespo going back to italy maybe one of the milan clubs.. more probably inter .

AC Milan bidding 12 m for Van nistelrooy

Man Utd getting Diarra is slim though, his asking price is 25m which is a lot . and mascherano and cambiasso are better and realistic targets, while the new "Zidane" may well join us for around 15 m (Read Ribery), Arsene Wenger is a target for Real Madrid as their new coach along with the Special one. Portsmouth in talks with Celtic over Stillian Petrov. HAVE A NICE WORLD CUP>>

RANGERS: Paul Le Guen is surprisinly tieing up the last of his summer deals, players to come in are: Letizi, Tafforeau, J.Clement and Elmander. He's trying to persuide Reveillere and Givet but both are doubtful this season. However, next season he has already secured a 1st option on Pedretti and Govou if Rangers make the CL, and also suggested this type of offer to none other than Schweintsteiger. A future top class striker will be signed next season, a few to be scouted in the season coming are: Kone, Olic, Sychev, Cavenaghi and Vonlanthen. Next summer will be when the major transfers happen, dont expect anything more than young players with mass potential this summer

new rams boss billy davies is rumoured to be attempting to snap up bartlett and jeffers who have recently been released from charlton, it is also rumoured he is interested in bringing david nugent and claude davis to pride park from his former club preston north end.

Is anybody getting annoyed with MATT 'THE CAT' SANDERSON' and his rumours? I mean as if Sheffield Wednesday would sell their star player Chris 'look up and smack it' Brunt for 45k to MK Dons. More like 18k to Torquay. My mate works at hillsborough and he tells me this is '90 per cent' certain to happen.Believe the truth. J.K

Man U have already earmarked Mikel Obi money for Riquelme signing. R van N is going to Milan +5mill for Gattuso as Diarra deal is dead. Gudjohnson will replace R van N up front in a straight cash deal with Chelski.

Burnley's key player Graham Branch is attracting interest from Blackburn, Sunderland, Tottenham, Fulham and Sheffield United. The tricky Kevin Kilbane like winger will be allowed to leave Burnley for around £2m.BELIEVE. JK.

ARSENAL NEWS AW saying squad is ok as it is, is a smoke screen, gooners expect one more big signing in the name of trezeguet as thats who henry pointed out in contract negotiations with the possability of another if cole goes, also expect barton of man city, philip mexes of roma and davies of west brom, as well as the youngsters we all know about, OUT almunia (pele), cygan (Davies), lauren (not needed), aliadiere (not needed). this is from reliable source who works a certain daily newspaper

West Brom will be signing John Hartson from Celtic and Lee Trundle and Sam Ricketts from Swansea

Team:

Kuzsack

Albrechsten Gaardsoe Clement Ricketts

Gera Quashie Wallwork Chaplow

Trundle Hartson

LFC News:

Liverpool have made official bids for the following:

Steed Malbranque ------£3.8m

Pablo Aimar -----------£6m

As I've said before Aimar deal very close. Aurelio to be unveiled soon I think along with Aimar. Liverpool also DO NOT want Damien Duff. Rafa would prefer a younger and quicker player. However the answer is under his nose: Mark Gonzalez. His work permit to be accepted by Thursday.

--Gaz--

pompey will sign:

camara[3.5m]

d'allesandro[4m]

petrov[5m]

heskey[2.5m]

diawarra[3m]

faye[1m]

hartson[500k]

emana[1m]

dudek[1.5m]

hendrie[750k]

out: taylor[2.5m - spurs], pericard[free - ???], primus[free - sheff u]

AC milan will sign crespo or van nistelrooy to replace Shevchenko. But at the end of the season Shevchenko will return to AC milan because he is not being played often enough.

west ham signings:

karadeniz[3.5m]

spector[1m]

bowyer[500k]

young[3.5m]

gera[2m]

upson[2m]

arca[1.5m]

mills[free]

barthez[free]

out: dailly[1m], ward[2m], clarke[1m]

team: carroll, young, ferdinand, gabbidon, konchesky, benayoun, NRC, karadeniz, etherington, harewood, ashton

Colchester will replace Danns with Commons for 500k and expect loan signing of Kem's brother Muzzy Izzet to have been agreed between Birmingham and Col U. The U's will also look to signing a new striker. Leon Knight and Phil Jevons in the Frame

NEWCASTLE UTD NEWS

Outs -

Milner > Villa

Faye > Portsmouth

Bowyer > West Ham or Promotioned side

Emre > Milan

Boumsong and Butt may leave but not gaurenteed

Ins-

Barry or M Taylor -- Both being part of a swap deal

Anelka or Kuyt to replace Shearer and also Prommise will come in as an extra striker

Huth > Chelsea - we are his prefered option

Midfield will need strengthening after so many losses so Barry could play in there but also look out for a move for Joey Barton to free up Scott Parker in midfield. Also two utility midfielders to come in.

Team

.................Given

Carr ...Taylor/Boumsong ..Huth ..Taylor

Solano...... Parker .....Barton .....NZogbia

.........Owen.......... Kuyt/Anelka

Subs- Harper, Ramage, Elliot, Clark coach / backup, Patterson, Ameobi, Prommise,

t00n Army Lad

Rafa is going to sign 2 players from the following 4 Defoe, bellamy, Bent and kuyt trust me its %100 true

rvn 2 inter+15 mil 4 adraino also man u will sign f.Rebirey!

Plenty going people 1, Ruud VN to join Inter £10-12M 2, Dirk Kuyt to move to Gooners 17M done deal!! 3, Chelsea to scupper Rafas Alves deal expect price to reach 12M 4, Everton to pull plug on Lescott deal in favour of cut price deal for Mexes. 5,Rafa to grab Simao and SWP. 6,With Juves impending relegation expect to see Zlatan in EPL next season with LFC an Man U main players. Other players on the move this offseason Roque Cruz to Valencia, Hargreaves to Middlesbrough, Mendieta to Villareal, Riquelme to AC Milan, Carlos to Chelsea, Bridge to Spurs, Pennant to Villa, Malbranque to Man C, Hamann to Reading or Bolton, many more to come in next few days. But ive saved the best till last Rio Ferdinand to move to Chelsea, Rio is homesick for the big smoke and has been looking at properties down south in the region of 5million expect to see Huth Gudjohnnson or maybe even Joe Cole used as bait plus around 35Million. Fergie dont wanna do the deal but Glazers are mad keen to show a profit on a player they have found to be lacking regarding official club business

Big Aston Villa Clear-out

villa will get rid of davis (1.5) cahill (500,000) agbonlahor (free) L.moore (100,000) and barry will go to pompey for 1 million. Ins:

Bakke (3.5) Kanu (3.75) Bramble (3)boumsong(5)

i've just returned from zante where i had a good chat with the owner of the complex who is a massive olympiakos fan and well connected lets say.kyrgiakos will not be joining olympiakos as the fans refused point blank to accept this transfer,due to the fact he had brawl with giovanni in an olympiakos panathinaikos derby which giovanni got sent off for pana went on to win the game and the title that season.the chairman and the manager want him but the fans are having none of it.also while i was there an arsenal player was spotted on his way to athens.unfortunately i didnt see him myself but my freind(who knows nothing about football)said there was a frenzy with people trying to get autographs.all he was able to tell me was he was he heard people talking about an arsenal player and he was a solid big black guy with a suit on.so sorry for the vague description but i thought id let all you gooners know one of your boys may be heading to one of either panna or olympiakos.oh and to the boy that thinks hearts are gonna sign kallstrom,he signed for lyon on the 26th of may.expect to see clement sign on for rangers and Lionel Letizi also to both sign on within the next week.

vive le revoloution. follow follow

big d

Rangers are lining up a swoop for johan elmander who is a standby for henrik larsson in the Swedan sqaud, They are also bringing in Cisse from Liverpool for a sum around 5 Million

Swindon Town to make a surprise swoop for Rochdale star player Ricky Lambert. A fee of £150,000 is thought to be enough to prise the free scoring ex Stockport player away. (heard from a number of people)