Football Rumours Archive April 07 2008
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The Hammers will have a very bust Summer sadly they will sell Rob green to sprs for £6 million and buy ben Foster from Man United for £8 million. Also Dean Ashton will be sold, probably to Aston Villa but Manchester City also interested. the Hammers will use the £10 million pounds to buy luca toni as his replacement.
others leaving will be.
LBM Blackburn (player + cash 4 Pederson)
Etherinton Sprs (cover for new left winger)
others coming in.
Bridge Chelsea – £5 million
Brown Man United – free
Gamst Pederson Blackburn – £3 million + LBM
Arsene Wenger is keen to sign Ronaldinho this Summer for around £18 million and looks set to seal a deal for the Brazilian who will play just behind the two forwards. He will also look to make a surprise move for David Beckham
Celtic FC in's and Out's.
Freddy Guarin– £4 million
Robbie Keane– 3.5 mill
Shay Given– Free Transfer
Richard offiong– 35k
Cardoza– £4 million
Artur Boruc– £10 million
The Hammers to sack curbii at end of the season for croatian manager Slaven Bilic.
Arsenal to sign Werder bremen Diego + micah Richards. they will also be looking to bring in a class goal scoring winger and someone to replace Senderos. do not be surprised if Wenger does not make a move for a forward because of Vela coming back but if Wenger can get a good price for him you might see Arsenal sign Robinho.
Can people stop discussing whether Moyes is a Rangers fan or a Celtic fan, nobody gives a damn. He is the Everton manager. (period) he will not leave Everton for any of the two. people who are suggesting that Arteta is going to Liverpool must be out of their minds.
possible Liverpool buys will be:
Henry, menez, Lennon, Bentley, Nasri, villa, eto'o, rafinha, rakitic, kompany, M. Johnson, bridge, Kaladze, hart
Manchester City are looking to capitalise on their extensive scouting network to build on their current squad in order to make themselves genuine European contenders. Rumoured transfers in include Benfica starlet Freddy Adu, Diego, Kim Kallstrom and Argentine wonderkind Pablo Piatti.
In response to the comment on Dunne's fee from Manchester City. he CAN leave at the end of this season if he envokes article 28 (or 38) which states that any player over 27 can buy out the last year of his contract if he has been at the club for three years.
It's the same as Lampard at Chelsea, if both these players pay up on their contract in the Summer of 08, they are avaliable to sign a contract with ANY other club. for FREE.
Expect so see Dunne in the black and white stripes of Newcastle next year, along with the superstar signing the owner promised the Geordies. Diego.
Celtic – Straight from the horses mouth. Arthur "the holy goalie" Boruc has told Strachan he is off in the Summer, he has had enough of playing behind Caldwell and Naylor (he does'nt mind Big Mick and Hinkel). Strachan cannot/will not guarantee quality signings to convince him to stay and says the rumored targets from the training ground include 2 Scottish first division players (Mcdonald of Dundee and McCarthy of hamilton) as well as low end Premier League "rejects", including Greg Halford – Sunderland/Stelios – Bolton/Brian Mcbride – Fulham and Roechamback – Middelsboro. Outs to include Nakamura, Naylor, M Brown, JVOH, Balde, Gravesen, Donati (with only £2 million max to buy the above and accrue potentially £6 million from the sales the other £4 million will secure Samaras permanently and I believe the Hull keeper Boaz Nyhill – (sorry if this wrong spelling) will become number 1
A couple of Celtic fans had a "go" at me in January, when I exclusively revealed that Scott Brown wanted away from Celtic and that he regretted not joining Super Thommo at Ibrox. I was questioned as to how I knew, however I shall not reveal my sources.
But I would ask them to watch the newspapers over the next few days as "other" people have sources too and they are now breaking this story. It's already on other sites today. Just thought I would refresh your memories.
35 year old Antii Niemi will sign for Celtic this Summer from Fulham as a short term replacement for Artur Boruc who will head to Aston Villa.
Sunderland want to sign both David Healy and Kevin Phillips for next season to boost their frontline. Roy Keane will sell Daryl Murphy but will bolster his side in order to push for the top 10. Jonny Evans will join the club on a permanent basis. Roy Keane is also poised to sign 24 year old Darren Fletcher as well as United full back Gerard Pique on loan.
To clear things up, Jermaine Pennant is going nowhere this Summer. Neither is Peter Crouch.
Yossi Benayoun however is being chased and would be allowed to leave if an offer of £6 million+ comes in
Dirk Kuyt and Jermaine Pennant will occupy the Right
Andrey Voronin will leave and Gabriel Torje will come in as a replacement.
Riise will leave and his replacement will be Heinze
The winger to replace Kewell will be Diego Capel
Gary Megson will be sacked as Bolton Manager straight after the season is over and Bolton are relegated – which is now an almost certainty. Even though their disasterous season has not entirely been his fault, he lifted Bolton out of the relegation zone a few months back but was in in January despite being given a decent budget to spend after the sale of Anelka, he spent poorly and has seen what is now largely his side, slip right back into the relegation zone in terrible form. Megson will as a result be sacked straight after the season ends and will be replaced by either Lawrie Sanchez or Iain Dowie who will perhaps be favourite due to his family living in Bolton.
Another Manager who will lose his job at the end of the season is Ian Holloway, regardless of whether or not Leicester stay up. His record since being appointed last November has been some what dismal and he will now become the fourth Manager of four Managers that Chairman Milan Mandaric has sacked since taking over in February 2007. Mandaric will like Bolton, attempt to get Iain Dowie in as Manager who has for some time been a Manager Mandaric greatly admires.
Krancjar to Arsenal
Eboue to Inter
Diego to Arsenal
Kaka to Real Madrid
Luis Fabiano to Man United Ronaldo United
watch those spaces
Liverpool are looking at.
Although Villa is a top class player he is just too expensive and Sergio Aguero has already stated that he does not want to leave Atletico
Leaving will be.
Riise (Mid level Premier league club)
Crounch (Possibly Manchester City)
Top transfers for each Premier League club:
Arsenal– Jimmy Briand
Aston Villa– Pascal Chimbonda
Birmingham– Matthew Kilgallon
Blackburn– Jermaine Pennant (Swap)
Bolton– Leroy Lita
Chelsea– Rodrigo Palacio
Derby– Steve Simonsen
Everton– Craig Beattie
Fulham– Bobby Zamora
Liverpool– David Bentley (Swap)
Manchester City– Danny Gabbidon
Man United– Klaas Jan Hunterlaar
Middlesbrough– Tal Ben Haim
Newcastle– Bafetimbi Gomis
Portsmouth– Jermaine Defoe (Permanent)
Reading– Charles Itandje
Sunderland– Aiden McGeady
Tottenham– Scott Carson
the Hammers– Nicky Shorey
Wigan– Steve Sidwell
Thank you for Reading. = ) S10
Rangers will not let Cuellar leave for £5 million to the person who said that
ins will possibily be –
Gattuso (as his wife is homesick an his desire to repay Walter smith)
lovenkrands (as above wants to work with Walter smith)
an several young portugal players
Just a thought, maybe the 'Senior' player Rafa was talking bout is none other than R. Keane. as he has vast premierleague experience, and Liverpool is his childhood team. he would be more than willing to battle Kuyt for a place in the starting 11, and play alongside Torres. The other youth players maybe Nasri and Rafinha, or perhaps two completly unknown kids.
Gillett was not snow–bound in Colorado the day of the Arsenal match but was secretly in London. Expect a major announcement on Thursday.
I hear some rubbish on this rumour page such as I know Robbie Keanes agent, and he happened to tell me he is looking for a house in Liverpool? what are you on, he loves it at Tottenham and is playing the best he has in his career so why move to a club that is not much better than the mighty Tottenham, be realistic, yes I cannot really see David Villa coming to Tottenham, but David Bentley I can do with his desire to play in EUROPE, not just the Champions League, and realistically Tottenham will be challenging the top four next season anyway, and this will attract players pf top quality especiaaly with Juande, I would like to see coming in next season (just Rumour) – Kameni (GK), Jarque (CB), Arsahvin (AM), Lulinha (CM), Bentley (RM), Pogrebniak (ST), N'Zogbia (LM), Poulsen (CM), Capel (LM). And we desperately need a clear out– Ghaly (I beg anyone to take him), Chimbonda, Lennon (if Bentley deal happens), Zokora, Robinson, Rocha, Come on you Tottenham
The big name signing that Benitez mentioned is David Villa. Liverpool are currently in talk with his representative over a £16 million move. Villa has expressed his desire to his club and agent about a move to Liverpool. Mainly because of Benitez and the other spaniards at the club, also because because of cl football.
Other names coming in at Anfield are:
Aaron Lennon – 6 mill
David Silva – 14 mill
Rafinha – 8 mill
The following will be sold or released:
Crouch – £7 million – Tottenham or Newcastle
Riise – Newcastle or Velencia
Vorinin – £3 million – Werder Bremen
Babel will have more of a fowards role next season, Silva will be left wing with Benayoun as second choice, Lennon and Pennant will be used on the right. Gerrard back in centre mid with either Alonson, Mascherano or Lucas. Arbeloa first choice left back and Rafinha first choice right back. Finnan or Aurelio will not be sold.
Another pile of transfer drivel from the LIVERPOOL lot, fact is DAVID VILLA will JOIN TOTTENHAM AS will BENTLEY and YES THEY BOTH WANT EUROPEAN FOOTBALL, VILLA for instance believes he will get that under JR, he knows him well from his day's in Spain, and the wonders he worked at seville, and yes he knows RAFFA as well, but he does believe his future will be at WHITE HART LANE, BENT will be allowed to leave; As reported in the press to–day JR will bid for BENTLEY, the guy who said he has'nt heard the rumour I do not s'pose MR BENTLEY has been shouting it from the roof tops of where you live and as for going to CHELSEA forget it, as for ARSENAL he is still hurt by the way he was turfed out of HIGHBURY and will not want a return to ARSENAL., LIVERPOOL is simply a no go he wants a return to LONDON. Everton NEXT, we have not heard anything regarding CARLOS, but ARSHAVIN, KALLSTROM and ELMANDER WE HAVE, ARTETA does love the club but loves his country more and so desp'ly wants to play for Spain, so a move may happen. sorry, now to NEWCATLE, I am sorry but you have absolutely no chance of BENTLEY OR LENNON (BENTLEY OFF TO TOTTENHAM and LENNON OFF TO LIVERPOOL) there has been talk of N'ZOGBIA but he will go to ARSENAL as TOTTENHAM have agreed in principal to buy CAPEL. TOTTENHAM AGAIN, having slapped a £40 million tag on BERBATOV it should ward off most suiters although as ALREADY POSTED they (TOTTENHAM) will not allow him to sign for a fellow Premier League team also BERBATOV has expressed a wish not to play for another Premier League team due to his love of the club, some guy who was on the site a while ago and again yesterday who claimed LIVERPOOL have done the deal with KEANE already, one question for you? was it your day release yesterday?, HAVE BEEN INFORMED MAY OR MAYNOT BE TRUE? CHELSEA will BID FOR XAVI? AS will LIVERPOOL? enjoy the read, hope it has not put too many noses out of joint? WHEN these transfer's happen I will SO GLOAT.
NEWS FROM THE LANE, first off I know there are some clued up LIVERPOOL fans that talk the truth and not live in dreamland like most of them, so any insult is not targeted towards you or your club in principal.
But like I have said before I do work in the industry but am not a lover of the game I have a soft spot for TOTTENHAM as I work mostly with them I also work with many of the other LONDON clud's but mainly TOTTENHAM, the main rumours at the moment or should I say truth's are, BENTLEY and VILLA will be joining TOTTENHAM, as will CAPEL and AARON RAMSEY, LENNON will be going to ANFIELD as will possible be XAVI, phone conversations (not to me) have taken place with KALLSTROM and ELMANDER (not them personally) regarding Merseyside BERBATOV will not join another Premier League team, KEANE will not be moving nor will O'HARA (only on loan), they (THFC) will inturn make bids for the likes of GRANERO, JARQUE, AFELLAY and one goalkeeper, ARSENAL will now bid for DAVID WHEATER in the Summer AS WENGER sees him as a TONY ADAMS type of player and leader.
Liverpool to sign for first team players this Summer, one already a done deal:
rafinha (done deal) £7 million
Bentley £11 million
Ashley young £15 million/silva £18 million
villa £25 million
leaving the club will be Riise, Pennant, Kewell and Voronin
KRIS COMMONS–1.5 mill–not happy at Forest eagar for better football.
SIMON JENTZCH–FREE–great keeper and great shot stopper to replace maik Taylor
BOBBY ZAMORA–4 mill–unplayed at the Hammers blues need more striking options
MATUMONA ZOLA–FREE–very unhappy at brussels not played to his ablitiy
STEVEN DAVIS–3.5 mill–brilliant player admired by more clubs across the country
JEAN CALVE–FREE–23 year old French defender wanting better fast football.
PADDY KENNY–3 mill–proven Premier League keeper
RICHARD DUNNE–FREE–unsure at Manchester City could go to another club with Birmingham, Portsmouth and Newcastle waiting to pounce.
MAURO ZARATE–LOAN–loving his time at Birmingham eager for another loan spell
LUCAS CASTROMAN–1 million–formally signing in January but could not get a visa so blues will try this Summer.
CAMERON JEROME–2.5 mill–Cardiff and Watford ready to fight it out for his signture
GARRY O'CONNOR–1.5 mill–Rangers and Hibernian want the Scottish international
GARY MCSHEFFREY–2 mill–Coventry want their golden boy back
MAIK TAYLOR–500K–Charlton and Watford want the good shot stopper
MEDHI NAFTI–FREE–Steve bruce wants him at Wigan
DANIEL DE RIDDER–FREE–failed to reach the first team looking to go back to Ajax or paris st germain
RICHARD KINGSON–FREE–only 1 league start Queens Park Rangers and Motherwell will try to grab the ghana international
RADHI JAIDI–1 mill–good at times but very risky, Mcleish ready for a fresh young defense with youngsters coming through the ranks with leiceister, Derby and Coventry wanting the tunisian after a great season in the championship with Birmingham
FRANCK QUEDREUE–1 million–Mcleish very unhappy about his commitment and fitness.
Liverpool Summer signings
Sergio Aguero (25 million)
Gabriel Heinze (5 million)
Oscar Trejo (6 million)
Rafinha (8 million)
Adam Johnson (4 million)
Leaving will be:
Yossi Benayoun (6 million)
Harry Kewell (free)
Andrey Voronin (free)
Peter Crouch (10 million)
Scott Carson (6 million)
John Arne Riise (6 million)
Jermaine Pennant (6 million)
Paul Anderson will be recalled to replace Pennant
Plessis, Hobbs, Spearing will get the odd game
Rafa's youth team and reserve teams could well be called into action
Andrey Voronin is going to sign for Middlesbrough in the Summer for £1 million. Another rumour is that Newcastle will be signing Lyon winger Juninho.
The reason for the long face on Hicks at the Arsenal game yesterday was simple – he has given up hope of securing funding to buy Gillett out. Gillett is under no obligation anyway after the deadline passed. So, Gillett will sell his 50 percent stake to DIC making Hicks' position untenable, and he will crawl back to Texas with his tail between his legs.
When DIC take over they will set about restructuring the club, Parry will politely be asked to resign, Rafa will be given funds to buy the six players he feels we are short of to challenge for the title. These players are:
Aguero, Bentley, Quaresma, Nasri, Rafinha and Lahm
He will allow these players to leave:
Riise, Finnan, Voronin, Kewell, Aurellio, Pennant and Itandje. He will also accept offers for Crouch and Alonso if a) Crouch does not accept the offer of a new contract and b) If Real or FC Barcelona offer £15 million for Alonso
Arsene has realised we need more width to our game and has finally decided to splash some of the cash available to him and buy the following:
GK: (1 from) Guzman/Jaasklienen/Kirkland 4.0 million
RW: Sweinsteiger 10.0 million
LW: Quasemera 12.0 million
CM: Perrin 5.0 million
Total Spend 31.0 million
Before anybody comments Quasmera is cheap because Porto are currently under investigation for match fixing and could be thrown out of the portugese league and Wenger is looking to take advantage.
Leaving will be Lehmann, Gilberto and Flamini.
Leicester have done a deal to bring in stern John and marvin elliott in next season and hope to sign Ian harte and try for Chris brunt
ARSENAL_NEWS: With the end of season dip in form expect a few notable purchases from Mr Wenger. Although I would warn serial optimists that Richards, Benzema and even Ben Arfa are not plausible targets. Expect some of these to come to the Emirates:
The most likely signings being at the top. Expect a few players to depart down to poor performances or age:
Rafa now feels his squad is about 80 percent to the point he wants it to be. So the first team players signed will be rafinha, David Silva and David Bentley. Apart from this Liverpool will sign Lee Cattermole or will recall Danny guthrie to cover for Gerrard. Crouch staying at Liverpool will depend largely on the fact that they can sign Bentley who Rafa sees as the ideal candidate to provide Crouch. Leaving will be the likes of Pennant, Riise, Kewell, Finnan and Voronin. Alonso might also leave if he feels he is not featuring as a regular as much as he wants. This would mean the entry of Ruben De la Red or Javi Martinez. Kuyt will stay for sure unless an offer of £12 million comes up.
Cheers from Arab Scouse.