Football Rumours Archive February 07 2007
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Tottenham to sign Darren Bent for £12 million in the summer as well as Harry Kewell for £5 million. Kewell will shift as a 2nd striker and left midfielder. Expect Mido and Defoe to leave with Keane and Berbatov staying and fighting with Kewell and Bent for a place. Expext Jol to end interest in Curtis Davies and offer £4. 5 million for Wayne Bridge.
Aaron Lennon will stay for atleast another season at White Hart Lane despite huge interest.
Robinson, Chimbonda, King, Dawson, Bridge, Lennon, Jenas, Zakora, Malbranque, Kewell/ Berbatov/ Keane, Bent
Dave Martin is to join Crewe on loan from Crystal Palace
If your telling me for one second Man Utd cn afford messi's buyout clause you must be idiotic! His buyout clause is publically known around Barcelona at over 100 million Euros, its nice to dream, but this is going too far. Anyways Man Utd definitely interested in Nani and Bale as well as Moutinho (Sporting Attacking Midfielder), there's also the usual rumours around here about Kerlon, Torres, etc. One thing no one seems to know about is what happened to Rincon? the Brazilian even appeared in Man utds magazine 2 years ago about making a move to portugal to gain his work permit to then eventually get to Man Utd (alot like Dong) but he's disappeared off the radar since. Heard that he may have gone to Inter. Is that true? Please someone help me to solve this riddle.
Claude Makalele is wanted by Lyon and Marseille and the French midfielder could be set to leave Chelsea in the summer if he is tempted by the French move.
Liverpool want to sign 17 year old Mexican wonderkid, Giovanni dos Santos from Barcelona. Barca will not want to sell their prized young asset - an attacking midfielder very much likened to Ronaldinho. Liverpool are however set to offer £16 million for the youngster.
Fulham are set to sell Brian McBride in the summer along with Papa Diop. Bobby Zamora will come in for around £3. 5 million and Marlon Harewood might also join Fulham although it is more unlikely. Montella will also sign permanently for around £4 million and will challenge Zamora and Helguson for places.
Niemi, Rosenoir, Christanval, Bocenegra, Queudrue, Routledge, Browm, Volz, Bullard, Zamora/ Montella, Helguson
Man Utd are set to sign Adu and Torres in the summer. The papers say Torres doesn't want a move but he does and Nike will try and force it asl. It also looks as if Gareth Bale is on his way to Old Trafford for an initial fee of around £10million. Barcelona won't sign Frank Lamaprd for one simple reason. Are Chelsea strapped for cash?NOThen why would they sell?Also Messi to United I don't think so. Man United don't want to sell Ronaldo who is one of the world's brightest sparks, os why wouold Barca?Ronaldo also won't be leaving United he has already stated he wants to stay and become a legens so forget all that speculation. It's just rumours tgo fill up tabloid back pages.
Man United will sign nani from sporting in july for around 7 million. United have an agreement with the lisbon outfit to get first refusel.
to the person who said Robbie Fowler will play for new York mets and will join on a two year deal, do you know the mets are a baseball team!
David Villa will join Barcelona or real in the summer for around 28 million.
Fernando Torres will be a target for Chelsea and United but United are able to meet his buy out clause of around 26. 5 million so Chelsea can't out bid this time.
Celtic will finally land Robbie Keane in the summer, this transfer will be funded by champs league money and also the sale of Artur Boruc to Arsenal for £6. 5mill as Jens Lehman has informed arsene wenger he will not sign a contract extension and return to Germany with Bayern Munich. Baptista will sign a permanent deal also in the summer however Henry will leave for Real Madrid. 100% True - North London cabby
I heard from quite an official source, although I find it hard to believe myself, that Celtic are going after jeremie aliadiere! I'm not sure how much he would want to come, given his unsuccessful loan spell at the start of last season, but I am a big fan of him and hope that it is pulled off.
So some may mock but I proved myself about Prutton and Chambers so listen to me for more Forest rumours. Prutton will take the captains armband from Breckin following suggestion by fans. Jody Morris will sign from Milwall on loan and free agent Mathew Rose will also sign. Expect too Jarvis to come on loan with deal to follow in summer. Possibly also Neil Danns from Birmingham on loan or if not then Julian Gray. Trust me. Dan the Man
It is rumoured that Liverpool have ascertained a massive £150million transfer budget, but Rafa will still will not be able to stop Xabi Alonso returning to Spain with Valencia and Atletico as possible suitors. This is the reason he wanted to bring Mascherano to Anfield in the January transfer window, so that he could get accustomed to the way Liverpool play.
Along with this Rafa knows that he needs a Right Back, Wingers and a Killer Striker. For these positions he will look at the following;
Striker: Villa (30mill), Aguero (25mill), Huntelaar (15mill), Klose (15mill), Podolski (20mill)
Right Back: Micah Richards (12mill) Cicinho (10mill) Daniel Alves (16mill)
Wingers: Quaresma (14mill) Lennon (18mill) Sneijder (12mill) Van Der Vaart (14mill)
He will also create they greatest academy in Europe to rival that of Ajax. The Yanks will open soccer schools in several countries.
Arsene Wenger is planning hold talks with Daniel Carvalho at the end of the friendly. He will use the match as an opportunity to scout the player who has already impressed twice against Arsenal. Another CSKA player that AW is making a move for is Russian keeper Igor Akinveef (Petr Cech CLONE) . Very young and promising keep (just the way AW likes them) . Finally, AW is weighing up the possibility of keeping Baptista; and trading ljundberg + $$$ for Reyes (if he will not cry about being homesick) . So 1 GK, and either DC, Reyes, or still possibility of Ribery.
To those Rangers fans who believe Robbie Fowler is on his way to Ibrox; Robbie has stated publiicly that the standard in english championship is far superior than that in the sfl. rumours around the mighty Anfield suggest he has been attracted by the loan Rangers at stoke, who have offered him a deal to the end of the season, in exchange for the promising youngster, Andy wilkinson, who is attracting interest from several premiership clubs. it is believed that Rafa would accept a swap deal at the end of the season.
Got it on good authority that Col U are after Walsall's Chris Westwood to replace Greg Halford. Ex-Hartlepool player of the year is a tall pacy defender, playing right back for Walsall but played centre back for Pools. With deadline gone, Geraren't Williams is hoping to get him on loan till end of season with a £150k transfer fee in June. Apparently Walsall signed a replacement in Jan, so could happen soon. Larry.
Why the constant rumours about Keane joining Celtic? He is a good player, approaching the peak of his career. Why go to the SPL? Yes he may move but not to a league of a low standard, with only a couple of half decent players in it. Expect Villa, Everton and Fulham to sniff around him for a fee in the region of £5-6m. Surprisingly Defoe may leave to with Man Utd and Chelsea interested although it would be part ex moves if they did.
Further evidence of the implosion at Kenilworth Rd - Luton board are in talks with West Ham's Kevin Keen. Board have lost patience with Newell' and his days are numbered.
Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes is preparing a deal to juggle his strikers around this summer. Hughes is ready to offer £3m plus Francis Jeffers for Reading striker Leroy Lita, who could be willing to make the switch to Lancashire, in July. Lita has been in good form this season though and Reading boss Steve Coppell could demand in excess of £5m.
I am a Chelsea fan and have a cousin who works as a security guard at stamford bridge. There are set to be some big changes at Chelsea in the summer and they are not all good. Arjen Robben has decalred his intent to move to Real madrid in the summer, as he wants first team football every week. Chelsea will let Robben go if they manage to sign Quarsemera from Mourinhos old club porto. Drogba has turned down intrest from big clubs in Europe, to stay at Chelsea but only if Mourinho remains manager. Shevchenko will be shown the door in the summer as Mourinho will say its him or me. To replace Shevchenko Mourinho will sign Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham for 8million. Kalou will be allowed to go on loan to Newcastle to gain first team experiance and Martins will join Chelsea for 12 million. New times for Chelsea.
In light of their takeover of Liverpool. Hicks and Gillett have given Benitez a huge transfer budget, without giving an exact figue. They have done this to help the club contend for the title. So expect some big name players to be arriving in the summer such as:
LLeyton Baines - 5 mil+
David Villa - 20 mil
Morton Gamst Pedersen - 12 mil+
and possibly even Micah Richards - 18 mil although it is the most unlikely.
Of course to fund these even with the large budget expect some players to be leaving.
Robbie Fowler - Rangers
Luis Garcia - Athletico Madrid
Jerzy Dudek - Several clubs
This is a 100% reliable source, because as well as a fan I am also a realist. .
Are You having a laugh! Ronaldinho going to Chelski, not going to happen and even worse certainly not for FREE. He said the one club in the world he would not play for was Chelsea and the Spanish giants would want millions for him.
Anyways, in the transfer window peter jackson had 300k to spend on any player he wanted and had 300k put aside for squad players etc. rumour has it he went for warren feeney and got accepted, but later he got injured so jacko withdrew this bid, wen he recovered jacko later returned only to find the same bid rejected due to the selling of rowan vine. So jacko left it there. he later went on to James hayter like last January transfer window but got rejected again as he does not want to move up north from bournmouth. So his quest went onto a midfielder and put in a 100k big for josh low of then-club Leicester, and got this accepted, low came to the galpharm for talks etc and was ready to sign for the terriers only for the terriers to be gazumped by league two money-team Peterborough who offered him 1k extra per week and a year longer on the contract.
Rumour has it during the loan period jackson will go all out on signing a striker on loan, thought to be an experienced championship striker. I can't name names though because I don't know who? but also expect a premiership defender to join the play off chasers on loan for the remainder of the season.
You Heard It Hear First, Believe It Or Not.
If West Ham return to the fizzy pop league next season then enxpect almost the whole entire first team to go. Lots of players would therefore need to be brougth in. The players already shortlisted are:
Vito Mannone-Season Loan/ View to Permanent (1m)
Michael Mancienne-Season Loan/ View To Permanent 2m
Scott Sinclair-1. 5m
Lee Barnard-Season Loan/ View to Permanent 1m
Billy Sharp-2. 5m
Jermaine Easter-1. 5m
These will be the first few signings with more to come in the event that West Ham are Relegated