Football Rumours Archive July 07 2006

 

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Buffon will not come to Arsenal Cappello will take him to Real Madrid with Casillas coming to Arsenal which i think i smuch better business anyway. Saviola is coming in as we all know and will play in the Bergkamp role behind either Henry or RvP.

Fabregas will be staying for the time being but expect him to return to spain in the future, hopefully just before he retires. Yaya is a good chance now, but i think this will depend on Mascherano and wether we can prize him away from Corinthians and Chelsea.

to the fan who who said he knew all about the ''gridiron'' rules that prohibited NFL money from ''changing hands'', etc. kinda close....NFL TV income is split evenly between all teams and the league...home teams keep 60% of ticket sales and the visiting team gets 40% (teams with small stadiums actually could make more money on away games)..income from parking, concessions, and private boxes all go to the home team. and a teams income can basically be spent any way they want. but there are rules in incurring debt. so, glazier could use income from his NFL team to put into UNITED..but he wouldn't....if he did that, UNITED wouldn't pay for itself, but would be a drain.

We are now in the last few years of SAF reign as king of manchester and he is building a team that will progress over the next ten years like in 94-96 when united became a true modern great. With a young nucleus already expect the trend to continue along with a couple opf experienced older players to help guide the youngesters, look at what davids did at spurs last year he may not have played regurly but was an inspiration on the training field. Exect 3-5 young south americans with Rafinha, Kerlon, and Kaka if Milan relegated all possibilities. Also two of Gattuso, Carrick, and Hargreaves. If Ronaldo leaves expect bids for Simao AND Lennon to give speed down both flanks. And If Ruud does leave, I doubt he will, expect the Torres deal to be finalised. this team will be able to compete for a number of seasons without many alterations but we will see a small number leaving the Theatre this summer expect Silvestre, Fletcher, Smith (loan to regain fitness), Rossi (loan till Jan for regular action), Scholes (although no united fans want him to) and Solskjaer to retire by Jan due to lack of first team football, instead to be trained into striker coach. Rumours of Totti are exciting but unlikely. Team 06/07: VDS/Foster ....Neville/Rafinha...Ferdinand/Vidic/O'Shea/Brown.....Heinze/Evra....Lennon/Park....Carrick/Kaka/Hargreaves/Giggs/Jones....Simao/Richardson.....Rooney/RVN/Saha/Solskjaer/Rossi Come On United

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ POMPY NEWS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Portsmouth are launching an ambitious 13mil bid to land PSV Eindhoven striker Jefferson Farfen.

Portsmouth are also in advanced talks with AEK Athens over Euro 2004 hero Trianos Dellas. The tower figure at the back is reported to be worth up to (6mil) pounds.

Celtic's Petrov to choose Portsmouth.

Portsmouth to sign Abbiati if Juve go down.

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Newcastle United are chasong up Auxerre striker Garra Dembele.

the frence U20 International is expected to arrive on Tyneside for a trial during Preseason.

Defoe to join the magpies (7mil)

Andrade to make the switch from Depor to tynside with the deal work (10mil)

Wayne Bridge expected to sign with Newcastle United after having advanced talks with Roeder (3mil)

Baba to leave to Panathanaikos (1.5mil)

Boumsong to Pompy (2mil)

Faye to Reading (1.5mil)

=ASRENAL NEWS=

arsenal to sign fernando torres, kaka, and buffon. torres is a done deal - 23-26mill, kaka will be signed if milan get relegated for cut price - he will join arsenal as he feels he will fit in best because off the way we play and pass the ball, buffon will be signed - juve relegated 10 + vieira debt. mexes or davies to be signed as replacement for outgoing sol campbell and cygan

youngsters to be signed are merida, sahin - idol is rosicky and wants to follow his footsteps, and pele

also expect to see carlos vela at some point next season - thats if he gets a work permit.

and a lot more of theo walcott

outs: campbell, cygan, freddie, adebayor, lauren

loans: lupoli, smith, hoyte(if no defenders are signed and campbell+cygan are sold)

Everton Squad 06 07

Tim Howard

Iain Turner

John Ruddy

Phil Neville(mr versatility)

Adoualaye Meite(marsielle)

Tony Hibbert

Alan Stubbs

David Weir

Joseph Yobo

Joleon Lescott

Nuno Valente

Stilain Petrov(2million swap with naysmith)

Leon Osman

Maniche(Dynamo Moscow)

Costinha(nuno mate)

Tim Cahill(will be used in more advanced role)

Mikel Arteta

Andy Van der meyde

James Beattie(will get no.9 shirt)

Andy Johnson

Jimmy f Hasellbaink

Victor Anichebe

Scott Spencer

Deadwood clearout:dickie wright sandro pistone gary naysmith kevin kilbane simon davies

out are james mcfadden and lee carlsley

Do not expect to see a big exodus of Italian footballers from Milan or Juventus, maybe two or three from each side will leave. Kaka will probably go to Real for big money, Viera is rumoured to return to Arsenal as Juve have not fully paid up. Buffon will not leave. Juventus may only be relegated to seria B and the current players are happy to stay and become hero's by placing Juve back into seria A within 12 months.

I will say this once and once only...A.COLE is going NOWHERE...T.HENRY is going NOWHERE and C.FABREGAS is going nowhere!!!...J.SAVIOLA for 2 million is a great buy...AW will sign one more defender and maby IMBRAHAMOVIC as he is a keen admirer...MABY Y.TOURE...would love to see torres in a arsenal shirt tho...This is our season...Walcott and Vela soon to be ledgends

West Ham will follow up their recent transfer coups with another bid for Pascal Chimbonda with the fee rising to 5 million also the Hammers will try and tempt James Milner to the club to link up with Bowyer. It is also thought the Hammers are looking for a replacement goalkeeper after Hislop moved to FC Dallas. The Hammers enquire for Carlo Cudincini.

I would also like to add...AW may be silently interested in Brazilian Wonderkid..KERLON.. who has been linked to manchester united and (suprise suprise) chelsea for a redictualas amount of money...He would be the perfect player to replace berkamp behind T.Henry and THeo in the future. Gilberto wil not be replaced as he has the backing of AW..(Has been sed to be replace by some idiots who think they know football when they dont have a clue. Usually Chesea fans)

Buffon

Eboue Toure Campbell Cole

Saviola Fabregas Gilberto Rosicky

Reyes

Henry

Carrick will move to Man U in the next few days - this is not a rumour, but a nailed-on fact. Joining him will be Defoe and King with Silvestre moving on. I won't pretend to know the fees as these are still being negotiated, but barring any major incidents - they will all be completed by the start of next week. Tottenham (foolishly, it seems) promised Carrick and Defoe Champions League football within two years when they signed and are now paying the penalty for failing to qualify. Expect Spurs bids for Beattie and Barton as replacements, and maybe a RM if the expected bidding war for Lennon materialises.

CELTIC TRANSFERS

CELTIC WILL SIGN JFH BY FRIDAY.

KADLEC WNT SIGN HARTE WILL BE SIGNED

NEDVED GIGGS . NOT TRUE HOWEVER GRAVESON DEFINETLY WILL FOR 1.5 MIL EVEN IF STAN STIYS

Saviola will not sign for Arsenal as there are concerns over how he would adapt in the very physical premiership, chances are he'll go to PSV. Julio Arca is very close to securing a deal with Espanyol along with dutch world cup player Denny Landzaat and Daniel Alves should be staying at Sevilla as the board there are making it difficult for him to move and he is not desperate to leave. Fabregas will not be sold by Arsenal, instead he will recieve a new contract (clever work by his agent), if he was to be sold it would take an offer close to 40 million to prise him away from ashburton grove, I should have some news from Serie A next week.

CAESAR

Sheffield Wednesday News

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Scott Carson has been seen at hillsborough shaking hands with paul sturrock call this friendly but you can make up your own mind about this one c'mon u owls!!!!!!!!!!!

harry kewel will be going to spurs this summer. Spurs need a left winger and liverpool are getting mark gonzalez subject to work permit. once that transfer goes through kewel will move

ARSENAL NEWS!!!

Lets make things clear about the rumours saying players from arsenal will leave. Fabregas and Cole has made it totally clear that they want to stay here, so Madrid hopefuls will just have to find someone else.About signings, arsenal will make a bid for saviola for cut price 2million. Arsenal will continue to bid for Curtis Davies ,Gigi Buffon, Kuyt as Wenger has admitted interest these. Hence, rumours about Torres, Yaya, Mascherano,SCHWEINSTEIGER !!, Robinho should really be dismissed.

accuracy so far.. 5/5

FROM A JOURNALIST WITHIN THE FRENCH CAMP!!!!!!!

Patrick Viera is in line for a shock return to Arsenal. With Juventus looking like being relegated and following the success of the french national side - Wenger is set to launch an £8m bid to bring back former fans favourite Viera to the club - just a year after selling him for more than £12m. Viera would welcome a move back to Arsenal to link up again with Henry and Wenger and as soon as the trial in Italy is over the deal will go through!

ABSOLUTELY TRUE!!!!!!!

Liverpool 2 sign Darren Bent 100% True I Know his Dad

'c ronaldo being swapped for his compatriot robben' ??? do you have any idea what compatriot means? last time i looked ronaldo wasnt dutch.

You really should pay more attention, maybe read things out loud (it helps the information sink in if you aren't too bright)

The person who posted that meant Ronaldo was the compatriot of JM of Chelski, not Robben. Sigh.

Sam Stockley is set to sign a two year deal at Luton. He has been on trial and impressed.

Bradley Wright-Phillips may have signed for Southampton but he will be loaned out to a smaller Championship club or a League 1 for the 06/07 season.

Arsenal have made a bid for Colombian midfielder Freddy Guarin.

man utd wll sign fabio cannavero , & are reportedly interested in Deco.but barcelona are not sure if they want there star player to leave the nou camp.

ADY HERE

HEARTS UPDATE

Rebrov will be meeting with club officials today inItaly to finalise personal details for his move from Dinamo Kiev. The permenant deal to bring Justin Hoyte to the club could go through by the end of the weekend. The Walcott has been given a week to decided whether he wants a seasons long loan deal to join the club. Arsenal have given the move the green light.

Hearts have had enquiries from Schalke, Werder Bremen, Auxerre, West Ham and Sheff Utd for Rudi Skacel - no decisions have been made yet...

More to come when i get it!

arsenal will be getting saviola for sure and aslo the ghana midd fielder appiah we currently players for turkish side fenerbahce.

liverpool will sign Jaoquin from betis in a 7m + Dudek deal in the coming days. Also they will wrap up the signing of Kuyt for 10m but miss out on Alves. 100%

TO all the idiots claiming that Cesc Fabregas is leaving Arsenal to go to Real Madrid. Get real !!! We may well lose Cesc in 3 or 4 years time (as he'll probably want to return to Spain) but, as he's Barca through and through, he won't be joining Becks et al at the most over-rated club in world football. Also, to everyone who's knocking Torres for his poor goalscoring record in Spanish football - how many goals do you think Henry, Shevchenko or RVN would score if they played up front for a very poor Atletico team ? (as well as dealing with the pressure of being captain, main creator, fan idol, etc.) Torres is CLASS and I hope he comes to Arsenal but, even if he goes to ManU, I won't be slagging him off. He is a great, great talent and the Premiership should welcome him with open arms (if he comes!)

Bad news Arsenal fans' Fabregas is of 2 Mdrid 4 18 plus million' Ashly Cole 2 Madrid, Chelski, or Inter 4 around 20 million' 4 me a small price 2 pay 4 the best left back in the world' bad move by AW' who will they replace em with??? no links 2 left backs of my noing'Sol Campbell 2 Portsmouth 2 million' INS' Rosicky 7 million'[completed] saviola' 3 million[probaly by the time u read this' 'Yaya Toure' 6 million' Mexes from Roma 4 around 5 million' Gabor Kiraly from Palace'

jus heard frm sources tht totti & appiah could b movin 2 ot. reportedly saf likes stephen appiah.

Spurs will keep Carrick, flattered by the interest but Spurs to move him in the big earner bracket.

Out Going: Davenport-WBA,Reid, Marney-Southampton, Defoe(if the money's right)Hammers or Newcastle,Fulop, Stalteri, Gardner(signed new contract but still avaialble), Murphy,Ziegler-both to Wigan for Chimbonda, Lee(possibilty. Davids-retire, Routledge.

IN:Chimbonda,Curtis Davies, Ayala, Wilhemson,Barnes, Bale, Alan Smith,Richardson,Bridge

Team will be:

Robinson

Chimbonda-King-Dawson-Bridge

Lennon-Jenas-Carrick-Zokora

Berbatov-Keane

It will be a blend of old & new and this will depend on the outcome of the friendlies.

Arsenal News

AW will sign the following players (FACT)

Rosicky (Done Deal)6m

Mascherano (90% complete)12m

Yaya Toure (80% complete)8m

Salcido (95% complete)4m

Saviola (95% complete)5m

Arsenal will not sign Torres, as he does not justify the price tag. Arsenal will keep hold of Fabregas and A. Cole(at least for next season). Leaving will be Campbell & Cygan. Arsenal team for next season will be (Depending on what will happen in Italy):

Lehmann (or Buffon)

Eboue / Lauren

Cole / Clichy

Senderos / Salcido

Toure / Djourou

Helb / Ljungberg

Rosicky / Reyes

Fabregas / Yaya Toure / Diaby

Gilberto / Mascherano / Flamini

Henry / Adebyor

Saviola / Van Persie

Plus a number of good youngsters: Mannione, Connolly, Gilbert, Traore, Larsson, Smith, Lupoli, Mavumba, Bendtnar, Walcott.

We will add to these buy signing Merida, Gago and Sahin. This team will be able to challenge at all levels.

as I have said previously I know people in the game through coaching but cannot state my source.

The Joaquin thing at LFC is a smokescreen for the Villa deal, the figures are correct but for the wrong player, we will go for a cheaper option Rm and sign a decent forward

Man.United will sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Valencia for 18 million pounds. Real Madrids new coach Fabio Capello is not a fan of the winger so he will make a move for Chelsea winger Arjen Robben. To replace Ronaldo, Man.United will sign Aaron Lennon for 8 million pounds.=

carlos tevez has a minimum release clause of £68,000,000. he is captain of his team (corinthians) and is their star player, and a fans favourite. the club has said that tevez is very happy, and that they won't sell him for at least 4 years.

inter milan are favourites to sign mascherano.

everyone knows that hernan crespo wants to play in italy again. so far only 2 clubs have shown an interest.

1-fiorentina

2-a.s. roma

fiorenta, unless another teams shows an interest, are the favourites to land him. this is because roma are not in the champions league, and more importantly, because crespo used to play for lazio, and roma and lazio are massive rivals.

in short:-

tevez - stay with corinthians unless offered £68m

mascherano - inter milan

crespo - fiorentina, unless another italian team can offer champions league football.

kevin rodrigo

EVERTON NEWS:

Everton will bring in 3 new players and they will be shown at a press conference on monday 10th august. these signings will be:

jimmy floyd hasslebaink

costinha- currently without a club

maniche- currently without a lub after he had his contract terminated by moscow after row with manager

costinha and maniche were told by valente that everton is the club 4 them

also expect a late bid for saviola to compete with beattie, johnson and hasslebaink

You heard it here first

liverpool will definitly be looking closely at pennent...luca toni(if fiorentina are relegated) and david villa are the most likely strikers..there is too much of risk factor with dirk kuyt...

whitehead and arca will not leave sunderland. They want to stay and see how the club goes under quinn and may leave in december if the club arnt in da top 2.sunderland will try and sign sum players that will have the real "passion and spirit" of sunderland such as super kevin phillips

torres will complete his move from atletico madrid to man utd on monday as man utd have friendlys very soon,kaka will also be on his way as he doesent fancy lower league football and man utd will pay (15m) for him. 100% true

In a hastely prepared conference Ronald Koeman, the new manager of PSV-Eindhoven has proclaimed, if Farfan joins Portsmouth they with replace him with Javier Saviola(Barcelona). And when leading striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink joins Fc Porto that they will most certainly get Bob Peeters to fill the vacant position. He also has set his eyes on the following players, Viktor Sikora, Tom Soetaers and Angelos Charisteas.

i have just been informed that everton have agreed a deal to sign stilian petrov and javier saviola. the petrov deal will be 2.5 and naysmith and the saviola deal will be a straight 2 million. you heard it first expect it 2 be announced 1st

----AFC NEWS----

Fabregas and Kaka will both snub moves to R. Madrid due to the unwilling particaption from both their clubs respectively even if the players do wish to sign... Figures suggest Real have 70 mill to spend but would need that sum to prise both from their clubs... Arsenal however would be willing to get involved in a swap deal if Casillas is used as a makeweight (Wenger has lost interest in Baptista, but may look again at Robinho) with Arsenal currently considering a large bid for Mascherano & a bid for an as yet unnamed French DM in light of a worse case scenario...

Wantaway C. Ronaldo has emerged as an Arsenal target with Henry pushing Wenger with a glowing reccomendation... Henry is an idol of Ronaldo's and quoted him as being his favourite player when he signed for Man Utd.. Arsenal are prepared to match Madrid's offer for the youngster, but he is sceptical & unhappy at his current public enemy no.1 status in England, so a move to Madrid is more likely if any... Plus the fact Man Utd won't sell within the league makes the move look even more dubious.. But he IS a target none the less...

Buffon's agent is in advanced talks with the Gunners, but the likely appointment of Cappello at Madrid means he could follow him there, which gives the Casillas to Arsenal, Fabregas to Madrid story more weight...

Saviola is currently the centre of attention for Panathinikos, Arsenal & Bolton, but has his heart set on a move to the Gunners or to a top 6 Spanish side.. If a deal can be ironed out with Barcalona expect the Argentine centre forward to move to ''The Grove''... Fee believed to be in the region of 4.5 mill...

A move for Salcido has stalled untill after the WC final, due to the Juve situation and the fact Campbell's leaving is not as nailed on as the media would have us believe. The experienced Thuram would provide the young Senderos, Conolly & Djorou with invaluable experience on a rolling 1 year deal with a further year option as player/coach. Not Wenger's usual policy, but with Thuram he's prepared to make an exception... Also expect a cheeky bid for either Ibrahimovic or Trezeguet if Juve are relegated meaning Aliadiere is likely to go on loan or be sold with Adebayor following suit...

Ashley Cole is the centre of attention for Chelsea with Madrid monitoring the situation from afar, due to the fee neeeded to prize away Fabregas.. A fee between 16 & 25 million would see a bid accepted but expect Cudicini or Gallas to move in the opposite direction if a deal materialises.

Finally, Yaya Toure, Hargreaves, Dirk Kuyt & Van Der Vaart are fall back options if it seems the Gunners targets go down the pan...

Again Wenger is currently scouring the globe for youth talent with Merida, Bazzerati & Sahin the most likely targets...

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liverpool fc transfer news

raffa will sign two new players next week

david villa and simoa

david villa will b bought for 15 million but will only cost raffa 10 million because harry kewell will leave for 5 million to spurs or newcastle

raffa has been chasing simoa for about 6 months now and he will probably sign him or around 10 to 14 milion

Heart Of Midlothian FC chairman will today meet with AC Milan Officials to discuss the transfer of Massimo Donati as the young defencive midfielder has failed to impress at his time in Milan , Hearts will hold a press conference on a week on Friday to announce the signing on Ahn Jung Hwan and Massimo Donati and another unknown striker .

David Villa will sign for Liverpool on Monday along with Leandro Samoza from Argentina. Daniel Alves will tell Seville he will no longer play for them and a deal will be tied up before the end of next week. That will complete all incoming transfers this summer. Harry Kewell and J.A Riise will both be sold to help fund the Villa deal. If Kromkamp is sold to Ajax, Liverpool will get first option on K.J Huntelaar next season. This is straight from inside the Anfield board room. My uncle is Noel White.

now that davis and mears hav left pne they will up the search 4 quality players a centre bak is needed so expect greg halford 2 cum plus a left winger mayb kris commons and a striker 2 parter dave nugent up front karl hawley is a safe bet as simpson is a gr8 admirer of his old striker at carlise expect preston 2 cum strong if they hav a gd start

liverpool will be making 2 more major signings, simao and david villa,if simao cant be signed rafa will turn his interest back to alves

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!!Arsenal news!!

Arsenal are to complete the signing of Argentinian forward Javier Saviola within the following week!!

Saviola has snubbed other top European teams in order to move to London.

The deal is absolute bargain at 3.5 million euros(2.4 million pounds). Arsenal also have to pay out the remainder of Saviola's contract.

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Guys, remember where u heard this - word is that Spurs are trying to re-open talks with Owen Hargreaves as a possible replacement for Michael Carrick, who sadly looks like he is leaving us. Also, Martin Jol should tie up new signings Gareth Barry and Kim Kallstrom by the end of next week which also should signal the end of Edgar Davids!

My Mate works for the press and I Know that Man Utd have a press conference on monday at 2pm and will announce 3 signings:

Carrick 15m

Torres 25m

Mascherano 15m

all 100% true

CHELSEA NEWS

Chelsea have been strongly linked with Carlos Alberto Tevez as most of you know. Chelsea will buy Tevez for 26m and that will signal the end for Crespo. Crespo will quickly move to AC Milan (even if they're relegated to Serie B) for around 12m. Chelsea will then announce the signing of Ashley Cole for 17m. Then Asier Del Horno will move to Athletico Madrid for around 5m. Duff will be sold to Tottenham for around 8m. Shaun Wright-Phillips will be loaned out to Newcastle for a season.

The Chelsea team next season will probably look somthing like this:

Cech

Ferreira Carvalho Terry A.Cole

Makelele

Ballack Essien

Lampard

Tevez Shevchenko

Subs:

Robben (Almost certainly comes on every match)

J.Cole (Almost certainly always comes on)

Cudicini

Gallas

Drogba

Mikel

Kalou

Or if Chelsea want more width they would probably replace the old Makelele at half time and put either J.Cole or Robben there. Then maybe take Essien off if he isn't performing for either J.Cole or Robben.

TODAY'S WHISPER in the City is that Arsenal are about to spend £20 million.

Every football gossip in town is asking : Who is it?

Remember, the deal might be £20 million now and more later.

It might be £20 million for two players.

It might even be £20 m + Reyes for Torres.

Watch this space. CL (Remember the name)!!

Arsenal til i die!

for the person who wrote that spurs will sign appiah and bridge and richardson is having a laugh as these players would struggle to get into the spurs side next year with already an abundance of midfield players to cover for suspensions and injuries possible a centreback and another forward will be signed tho with thuram and ibrahimovic the suggested names if juventus are found guilty of match fixing if not dont expect anymore signings

Before i say anything all this is true. Not like the normal rumours like my dads mates pet rat overheard. Liverpool will sign Dirk Kuyt for £12.5mil. Pennant will sign for £4.1. Trabelsi on a free.

My sources in Spain tell me that Torres is set to reject Man Utd and opt for Barca. Torres see's the uncertainty concerning the Glazers and SAF as a major problem and doesn't want to play for a manager who may not be there next year. Barca have stepped up their interest in Torres following the collapse of the Henry deal and see him as a better long term option. Torres prefers this as he would prefer to remain in Spain and has noted the failure of various strikers who have moved from La Liga to other leagues. He also views Barca as the bigger club and the more lkely to fulfill his ambitions.

If Henri Camara leaves Wigan, with Portsmouth still interested, then Paul Jewell could decide to sign Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink on a free transfer to partner £5.5 million Emile Heskey up front. Everton and Newcastle are also interested in Hasselbaink. J.F.H has turned down Celtic.

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Buffons move to Arsenal is a smokescreen, instead R.Madrid will sign him (due to Cappelo being the new manager) and Arsenal will sign Casilas instead with Lehmann going back to Germany. Expect Mascherano(£16m) to be an arsenal player next season aswell as Salcido(£4.1m), Saviola(£4.5m) and Nuri Sahin (£8m - possibly in a deal involving Lehmann). Arsenal will also look for a deal which could see Cole go to R.Madrid in a swap deal involving Robinho.

AW will offload Reyes(£12m), Ljungberg (£8m), Cole(£20m - or in the swap deal), Cygan(£825K), Campbell(£4m) and Lehmann(£1.1m).

Arsenal Starting 11 Next Season(4-4-2) -

Casilas

Eboue,Toure,Senderos,Clichy

Rosicky,Fabregas,Mascherano,RVP

Henry,Robinho

(Subs- Poom,Salcido,Sahin,Walcott,Saviola)

To the guy talking about Rangers being the highest ranked club outside the CL qualifiers, unfortunately that isn't true.

Rangers have 43.023 ranking points, however the teams have also qualified for round 1 of the UEFA Cup, and are also from countries with only two CL qualifiers, (the same as Scotland)

AZ Alkmaar 48.640

Feyenoord 54.640

Sparta Prague 44.769

As you can see, these teams have just as much, if not more of a right to being invited into the CL

Sorry Rangers fans (Of which I am one), but I think its a pie in the sky rumour. Shame though

McChelski

READING TEAM 06/07

Hahnemann -

Murty -

Sonko / Mensah (Rennes 3.5m) -

- Ingimarsson - Shorey

Whitehead (Sun'land 3m) / Little -

- Sidwell(staying) - Harper -

- Convey -

- Doyle / Lita -

- Kitson / Davies (Bolton 1m)

I wish Iain Dowie would stop trying to buy our good players, just because he hasn't got any at Charlton he has to try and get ours. But Sidwell is staying put (staying loyal to the royal) squad number for next season done and dusted. Mensah is coming in to give a bit of competition to Sonko and Ingimarsson. Dean Whitehead who was Sunderlands only player playing football last season is on his way and don't be suproised to see a bid from Copps for hard working Kevin Davies of Bolton, a prooven Prem striker?!

The reason that Alan Pardew has allowed Shaka Hislop to leave West Ham is because keepwe Roberts Green is on his way to UP from Norwich in a £3m deal. Green is still injured but Pardew is prepared to push through the deal rather than wait until January.

Pardew is also trying to tie up deals for Chimbonda - £5.0m from Wigan

Milner - £2.5m from Newcastle

Sidwell £2.0 from Reading

Inter Milan Are planing raids of rivals ac milan and juventus also fiorentina in an atempt to dominate serie a for the next five years at least first inter will sign italy semi final hero fabio grosso from palermo then will sign tomas ufalusi and luca toni from fiorentina.will also make bids for former inter player fabio cannarvaro and the keeper buffon.expect a cheeky bid for sandro nesta

Fulham are signing Jimmy Hasselbank,Fulham are the reason he rejected Celtic as he wants to stay in a good standard of football not just the once off European game.Gabriel Zakuani to be signed at the weekend along with Cesar a few days later.Mido has rejected Blackburn because he was not guaranteed first team football after the arrival of Jeffers and Roberts to Ewood Park.Everton will only make 1 cheap signing as a squad player before the summer is out as they spent most of their money on Johnson and Lescott.Man Utd are not signing Mascherano but Stephen Appiah and Muntari will sign for Pompey or Bolton.Remember you heard it from the mouth of a truly reliable source.

Breaking news, emanating from Turkey suggest that, Manchester United's first summer signing will be, Turkish Wonderkid Nuri Sahin. United are close to agreeing a £6million pound fee with german Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund. The player, who is only 18 and regarded as one of Europe's top talents, will sign a Five year contract, once a work permit application, has been successfully granted. Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been acredited with interest, for the attacking midfielder in the past, but Man united have capitalized on their rivals apparent decline to make an offer for The Borussia Dortmund Star. The transfer should be officially confirmed by the end of next week.

Real Madrid News

As Capello has been signed as manager the signings will be:

Fabregas £20million (although he is not worth that)

Mexes 6.5million

Robben 18million

c.Ronadlo 25million

Guti and ronadlo + raul will be staying

hi, i have a in at juve and i know that they already offering most of there squad on the market so to get the best price. manu have made the biggest offer so far £27.5m for buffon, cannavaro, zambrotta and trezeguet. arsenal have made a bid of £12m for thuram and vieira. madrid have made bids for zlatan, emerson and chiellini. while inter want mutu, giannichedda and camoranesi. needved is wanted by liverpool, while spurs have made a call for zebina. del piero could also leave but the club would like him to stay, bolton, charlton, fulham, chievo and hsv have all made contact over him.

man utd news- SAF has come out and said he expects RVN to turn up to pre-season to up the price, as he will leave with inter and munich in pole. SAF is to bid £36.5m for totti, perotta and de rossi. while the £24m deal for torres is out of the bag as are the moves for carrick and mascherano. SAF is also looking at simao, petit and deco. while SAF is also looking at saviola as he is cheap and good and an arsenal target.

Stoke City have contacted Blackburn Rovers about a double switch for striker Paul Gallagher and defender James McEverley. Gallagher wanted to stay at Rovers, but has informed the club he wishes to leave after they signed Jeffers and Roberts. Talks are at an early stage and my source cannot confirm whether Stoke want him on a permanent basis or on loan again, but Rovers will circulate him name in the hope of a bidding war. McEverley is set to join on loan until Christmas, with the view to a permanent move, if he can prove his fitness.

rangers are looking to sign arsenals 18yr old danish striker Nicklas Bendtner as elmander deal looking doubtful