Football Rumours Archive June 07 2006
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"Aimar has been offered cheap. So cheap that the sale of Luis Garcia would more than cover it. ^.^" This is slightly incorrect. Liverpool have made a cheap bid for Aimar, but that does not mean that Valencia have offered him for such a ridiculous price. They will wait until after the World Cup to receive additional offers. Aimar plays a key role in Pekerman's national team. Expect to see offers from Sevilla, Villareal, and possibly a couple of English clubs which will drive the value up to as much as 12 million pounds.
Possible Aussie moves after the world cup......Viduka - Liverpool or Everton, Neill - Newcastle or Tottenham, Cahill - Man Utd, Kewell AC Milan / Athletico Madrid, Aloisi - Portsmouth or Wigan, Emerton - Feyonnord, Bresciano - Juventus or Bayern Munich, Chipperfield - Leverkusen. Go the Aussie's!!!
Good for the guy who made the Rangers FC and the Spanish player connection: for not letting anything out the bag just yet. I know the player in question and I am very surprised but impressed by the complete secrecy of this situation. It is one of the most best kept secrets in football so far and what I can say to all Rangers fans in Scotland (and around the world) is that you are in for a very special treat. I would love to let you in on it but unfortunately I cannot name any names. Someone else will no doubt have more courage than me but I simply cannot tell you who this mystery player is: He won´t be a mystery for long, though, as he is about to be revealed in conjunction with the JJB deal. It WILL sell jerseys that´s for sure.
Everton stalling on Lescott deal, maybe due to fact the board are waiting on Yobo situation to see if he signs a double your money deal??? Still, expect Lescott sign by end of the wk, also Everton keeping tabs on Meitite(spelling?) of Marsaille and still interested in Huth(Chelsea), so maybe their expecting Yobo to go??? Moyse thinks midfield is good enough, but would prefere maybe one creative player to bolster and is looking at Petrov(Celtic) again, and another bit of gossip thats been floating around for a while is Andy Webster(Hearts) could also be on way to Goodison, again a big strong centre half being linked so maybe Yobo winds up at the Emirates as Wenger is a admirer of him!!! Finnaly, the Jeffers return is hearsay at the min, he's said he'd welcome a return but Moyse has kept quirt on the situation, but if he does come bk expect it to be on a one yr deal as a bit part to prove himself again!!!
Thank you please!!!
Pardew to move for Angel from Villa 2M, Giuly on loan to rangers for season, Roeder moves for Okocha on freebie, Reo-Coker gonna be a gooner 9M, Meite switch to everton along with Malbranque, Man C chasing Lee Hendrie and Melchiot. Palace in for Neil Mellor, Pongolle returns to France with Lyon and Monaco the big hitters. Colin Cameron to join Sky Blues with Stern John possibly going other way. Trundle wont leave Swansea this season but Ricketts get Prem move to either Watford or Sheff Utd. Blades also making strong noises regarding Euell and Jason Roberts. Martin Allen gets Tranmere job. Joey Barton deciding between Everton or Wigan he feels more relaxed with Jewells offer than Moyes. Zlatan off to Bernabeu in cut price deal after Juve are demoted. Barca to net Nedved and Buffon. Huntelaar off to old trafford along with Mascherano. Rafa drops Alves deal now looking to Heitinga with Kromkamp as makeweight, Dudek off to Benfica but no Simao deal imminent. Kuyt to LFC is not done deal however defoe is hammered down to be at anfield this comin season
Rangers fans get a grip, there is no chance that Zidane will be heading to ibrox in the summer and as for this so called mystery player from spain, supposedly Ronaldo, signing on Thursday there is no chance of this happening either, even if he was signed for a nominal fee he would demand at least £100 k a week which is more than £5M a season and there is no way rangers could afford over 15M for an injury prone 30 year old has been for 3 seasons and do you honestly think that these players would leave thier world cup training camps one day before the world cup to fly over to glasgow to sign for UEFA Cup hopefuls rangers, i dont think so. Given the current situation at ibrox even average players such as Elmander and Kallstrom dont want to sign for Rangers so what chance do you have of landimg Zidane or Ronaldo
Manchester United : united will sign 7 players this summer INS: kuzsack 5m mascherano 12m Lennon 8m riquelme 14m ribery 11m kerlon 8m and either torres 16m or huntelaar 12m to replace rvn upfront OUTS: Silvestre 4m tottenham rvn 15m Ac milan o`shea Celtic 6m kerlon loan sporting lisbon
I was at Aston power league at the weekend and SWP was handing out awards. I asked him his future and he said he had a meeting at Villa Park that day regarding a season long loan. Straight from the horses mouth.
A family member close to Paul Sturrock has broken their vow of secrecy, and confessed that SWFC are doing all they can to land the following players,
Scott Carson on a season long loan deal
Chris Eagles on a loan until Christmas
Duncan Ferguson on a twelve month deal
Dickson Etuhu for around 600k (this all depends on whether SWFC can offload David Graham for around 250K to Huddersfield
SWFC have missed out on numerous other targets including Colin Cameron who is set to sign for Coventry, however Paul Sturrock has said he will be over the moon if he can complete these signings before pre-season training
The young player Michael Paschalis from Cyprus(A.P.O.EL.) he is very near to a sighn to France(Nancy).
Arsenal also have made a bid for Ribery .. after ManU's 9 Mil bid was rejected. The bid is rumoured to be around 13 Mill.
Celtic will have another year of transformation in terms of their first team squad. Players from the O’Neill era such as Hartson, Petrov, Lennon and Peason will move on and be replaced with players identified and signed by Strachan. Al of the players signed in the summer will have a sell on value so look for the continued investment in young players, the only person we would sign who does not fit that identikit would be Gravesend, but he will only be signed if Roy Keane decides to retire. Quentin Fortune is also an older player, but his deal as he will be offered a short term (1 year) contract and is seen as a perfect player for the champions league.
There are a few strong rumours suggesting that Celtic will make a move for Carlton Cole from Chelsea and Steven Davis from Aston Villa.
Celtic are also keen on a number of players from Europe, Michael Kadlec, Atiiba Hutchinson, Niko Krancjar and Andreas Granqvist, but the number one priority is signing Scottish players and Celtic are very keen on Steven Naismith, Keven Thomson, Scott Brown, Kevin McDonald and David Goodwillie to continue the drive to have all the best young Scottish talent at Celtic Park.
Middlesbrough are going to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Rodolph Douala for £2.2m. Boro are set to unveil Gareth Southgate as their new assistant manager, though it's still unknown who the manager will be. I hear that Southgate has played a big part in tempting Douala to the Riverside, and he is also the main man in luring Chelsea defender Robert Huth to replace him on Teeside.
apparently,neil warnock is thinking of offering duncan ferguson a £20000 a game deal.other potential deals include richard wood,kevin kilbane,nicky butt,nicky hunt and julian gray!
on their way out,could be montgomery,quinn,geary and kabba.
To the person who was talking about the VILLA clearout, this is a load of rubbish, why would villa get rid of cahill and agbonlahor who have just signed new deals, and get rid of gareth barry so cheaply. With the incoming transfers villa have stated they wont buy Bakke as he cant even get into the leeds team, and why spend 8million on 2clumsy defenders (get it right)
some real transfers are
in- Milner 3mil, Mills 0-1mil, Arca 1.5mil and possibly ellington
out- djembadjemba 1.5, hendrie 650k, samuel 2mil and laursen if injured again
i know all this as i work at villa park
Portsmouth are to sign around 6 - 7 players of which around 5 players will go straight into the starting team. Andres D'Allesandro will cost £6.5 million from Wolfsburg, Stillian Petrov will be snapped up despite interested elswhere for £6.2 million, Henri Camara will be signed for £4 million to partner Lomano LuaLua and Kevin Foley will come in from Luton Town for £2 million beating Fulham and Charlton and Villa to the chase. Despite injury, Matthew Upson will come in for £4 million although he won't play until September.
If Kevin Foley chooses not to move to Pompey, Melchiot or Kromkamp will be chased.
im a estate agent in north london and i shown matt k doumbe round a house and he mentioned spurs so ur guess is as good as mine.
If/When Juventus are relegated, they will be forced to have a massive clearout and sell on the cheap!
OUTGOINGS and LIKELY DESTINATIONS:
- P.Nedved - - - Real/Barca/Liverpool/Man U
- A.Del Piero - Inter/Arsenal/Man U
- Z.Ibrahimovic - Real/Liverpool
- J.Zebina - - - Tottenham
- G.Buffon - - - Arsenal/Barcelona/AC Milan
- P.Viera - - - Lyon/Arsenal/Man U
- L.Thurham - - Arsenal/Lyon/Marseille
- A.Mutu - - - - Newcastle/Fiorentina
- Emerson - - - Roma/Valencia/Bayern
whoever said SWP isn't leaving chelsea is wrong. he hasn't played 90 minutes all season and his dad hates mouriniho for costing SWP a world cup place. i don't know about any definate deals but i dont think chelsea will sell to an english rival as money is no option. for liverpool pennant is looking far more likely, if not him then guily with anderson starting to become a back up for whoever is signed. i dont no why someone said bent not coming is bad news hes only had 1 good season in the premiership, look at other players who haev done that - marcus stewart, kevin phillips, neither are getting regular first team football in the prem now. everton have took that risk with johnson, remember half the goals he scored in the prem were penalties. LFC
ARSENAL NEWS AW stated yesterday that he is in no rush to sign anybody else!This is a game as everyone he tries to sign Chelsea seem to make a higher bid for.Adriano's agent has been in talks for the last week with Arsenal in Portugal so a deal is on the cards?Thierry Henry has persuaded Franck Ribery to snub Man Utd and Lyon.Arsenal are now favorites to sign him!AW is waiting to sign a midfielder as the one he is interested in is Fernando Gago(boca juniors)who he sees as the natural replacement for Gilberto?He is looking into his work permit and visa before making any moves.Nuri Sahin looks certain to follow his hero and mentor(tomas rosicky)to Arsenal.Expect quite a few young players to join aswell,these could be Fran Merida,Nacer Barazite,Assulin Gai,Jaime Gavillan and Adil Chihi.
Arsenal will sign Matthew Taylor from Portsmouth for a fee of 2 million plus after Ashley Cole's tapping up scandal earlier on this year and announcing he wants to leave the club
newcastle will sign kuyt and nugent to replace shearer. in defence bridge,campbell and upson to come in. bowyer,babyaro,butt,boumsong,faye,chopra all out
nxt year team:
darlington to sign l.beckett and d.holmes to boost stikeforce m.woods from sunderland and m.bates to replace m.clarke nxt year team
After only half a season with Ajax and an amazing 16 goals in 15 games, Klaas Jan Huntelaar will leave the Dutch outfit after Rafa Benitez puts in a large bid he is preparing. Benitez is willing to offer £11 million + Jan Kromkamp for the player who is seen as Holland's next big striking talent.
Subs: Carson, Finnan, Paletta, Agger, Riise, Pennant, Sissoko, Kewell, Fowler
dirk kuyt , jermain pennant , dani alves , fabio aurellio , mark gonzalez and pablo aimar set to join Liverpool in JULY !!!!
Chelsea will have a major clearout in the next 2 months: Eider G, C Cole, SWP/duff (one of the two, perhaps both), G Johnson, Del horno and R Huth are all leaving for sure. Bridge will stay as back up to R Carlos. D Alves might join as it looks like Jose wants good attacking full-backs for the upcoming season. Midfield and attack are completely covered as Crespo is 90% staying for one more season. But if he does leave expect yet another big star to arrive to replace him: usual suspects RVN, Adriano and tevez are the most likely (only one of them). Jose wants Gallas to stay as he is one of the best defenders in the world, if he doesnt then his replacement is from this list: Chivu, King, R Ferdinand or G Rodriquez (of Villarreal). Next season Chelsea will play two up front in most games with attacking wingbacks providing width. the midfield will be a narrow diamond comprised of Makalelle at the back and then three from Lamps, Ballack, Essien, Cole, Robben and Obi-one. The tried and tested one up-front approach will still be used but mostly away from home against tricky opposition.
I have heard from a reliable source that Everton are to make four additions to the squad and three going out:
Robert Huth/Joleon Lescott(depends on his knee)5m
Stilian Petrov 3.5m
Steed Malbranque 3.5m
SWP - Season long loan (not confident though)
Kilbane -(anyone who wants him)
Weir - Leeds on a free
Wright - Aston Villa for 1.5m
It could be a very good season for the Toffee's!!!!
Everton will not sell Yobo and will sign either Lescott or Huth. The toffees may also bid for Routledge depending on money.
Everton first 11 next season could be-
They may sell Davies and Kilbane
West Ham are offering Roy Carroll and Kyel Reid in a swap deal with Hull City for Boaz Myhill
Hull City boss Peter Taylor is in talks with West Broms Chairman Jeremy Peace over the availability of Ronnie Wallwork , Taylor is also hoping to bring Leeds united duo Shaun Derry and Frazer Richardson to the club
ARSENAL TRANSFER = Wenger has told Henry to keep an eye on Ribery as it has been reported in the new Henry has become a sort of mentor for Ribery he will also be trying to convince him that a move to arsenal is best for him as they have become close exspect Ribery to join arsenal straight after the world cup after the Flammini saga tho marseille will demand a minimum of 15 million off arsenal whilst they were willing to let man u have him for 9 mill
-----Adam T----- EFC
I am fed up with all the Newcastle fans who post rumours about certain players who want 2 sign 4 Newcastle cos der a bigger club. Since wen av Newcastle been classed as a big club, they havn't won nothing for 50 years!
Huth to everton - 5m after the world cup
Steed Malbranque to everton - 4m
I mentioned a few months ago that LFC had agreed a deal for Aguero. LFC agreed to back out of the deal so that Athletico could get him. In return LFC have got first option on Torres. This info has come from a journalist in Spain who has close ties with the club. This news is now featuring in their papers. Pennant and Malbranque are not coming. Rafa wants 2 world class players. Expect a big announcement after the World Cup. Trust me this is gonna be BIG!!
Sheffield Wednesday right back Frankie 'soccer boy' Simek has agreed terms with York City and will complete a 7k move. J.K
Rochdale's Ricky Lambert will become Swindon Town's first summer signing next week after Lambert had a meeting with Town manager Dennis Wise in Dubai.
United will presumably buy Gudjonsen (9 milj), Gattuso (RVN+ 5 milj), Riqelme (10-15 milj).
Breaking news!!!: Both Adriano (£undisc.) and Ribery (£8.4m) will definately sign for Arsenal within the next 2 days. I have contact with Arsenal board members as my source.
Maniche to change his shirt number so Shevchenko can wear no 7? I thought the Shev had gone to Chelsea, not Russia, where Maniche has returned. Another fine story ruined by a lack of thinking.
West Ham to steal Malbranque from under the noses of Liverpool whilst they stumble over a Pennant deal.
!!! OLD FIRM!!!
to the people who say cisse is going to rangers, what are you sniffin? why would he go to rangers when there is intrest from lyon, anyway now for the important stuff celtic will sign:
m. petrov (2-3m)
and can any one tell me are the 2 icelandic youngsters still at parkhead or have they left????please say
Mark Hughes will let Craig Bellamy leave for Liverpool this summer for a deal worth around £5.5 million but will then sign young Egyptian Ahmed Mido from Roma for around £5 million as a direct replacement. Mido will partner Florent Sinama-Pongolle or Shefki Kuqi in attack who will move in part exchange as part of the Bellamy transfer.
Here's next years first team:
Subs: Enckelman, Mokoena, McEveley, Todd, Amoruso, Emerton, Reid, Matteo, Kuqi
who is the joker that thinks reading will sign trundle we are not interested but we are interested in a usa star, carlton cole, lescott (depending on everton) and john mensa from rennes
Arsenal will be signing Adriano, a deal has been agreed that takes Campbell to the San Siro and Adriano to AFC for the staggering figure of £30m. The money is available from the refinancing of the Emirates loan and the successful CL run. In addition, no major redesign of the squad is necessary which allows the bulk of funds to buy an outstanding striker to partner Henry. Wenger is looking closely at Fernando Gago as midfield cover for Gilberto and competition for Diaby in the Vieira role. Like all rumours take with a pinch of salt but I have this from a very reliable source who told me about the Rosicky deal three weeks prior to his signing.
Liverpool will unveil Fabio Aurelio (Free) and Pablo Aimar (£5-£6m) before the week is out. Mark Gonzalez will also be confirmed before Thursday as i've said. The move for Daniel Alves from Sevilla has now hit a stumbling block as Rafa will not pay more than about £9.5m for him. Sevilla may cave in however as Alves has stated his desire to move to Merseyside. Malbranque is also a strong possibility however Dirk Kuyt will probably not join now as Feyenoord are demanding too much for him and Rafa feels he doesn't have a good working attitude. Pennant still waiting in the wings if Rafa doesn't get a right winger. The right winger will NOT be these players:
Joaquin (Defensivley fragile)
Simao (Overpriced and mainly left sided)
Victor is likely to come in as 3rd choice or as 2nd (If Pennant becomes 1st choice). Cisse, Sinama, Anderson, Garcia and Gerrard are also likely to play RW at some point.
Kaka is not coming to Man Utd, niether is Torres. Im seriously looking forward to seeing Robbie Keane and Wayne Rooney up front for United. Expect a replacement for Giggs to come in - (15 years of impressive sprinting on the wing takes its toll), possibly Ribbery. RVN looks almost certain to leave but looks in good shape for the World Cup which puts United in a better position - providing RVN does the business in Germany.
Thanks for reading.
Adriano is going to Ac Milan after the World Cup
My girlfriends step dad works out of an office at the JJB that looks out onto the pitch and says he saw Emile Heskey and Mario Melchiot being shown round. These will replace the departing Jason Roberts and Pascal Chimbonda. You heard it here first.
Liverpool have been speaking to Jonathan Woodgate about a pay as you play deal. Rafa was interested in Woody before he signed for madrid. Agger will go on loan for a year to get more premiership experience with Wigan and Man City interested. He might also be used in any deal to bring Malbranque to Anfield though. Dudek will go to Wigan as he doesnt want to leave the northwest ruling out a move to Portsmouth. Also any talk of Kuyt is nonsense. Rafa only wants people who want to play for the club and Kuyts rumoured preference for Newcastle for garanteed football has scuppered any chance of it happening. defoe is more likely and carra and stevie have been asked to talk to him whilst away with england. This comes from my source within the youth academy.
Pardew's summer targets for West Ham are :- Luke Young (Charlton) £3.4m. Lee Bowyer (Newcastle) Free. Jonathan Spector (Man Utd) Loan. Sydney Govou (Lyon) £4m, Aldo Duscher (Deportivo la Coruna) £5m and Freddie Eastwood (Southend) £1.5m
everton will NOT be signin kevin nolan (wants to go man u) or joey barton (he hit an everton fan bout a year ago). everton will sign lescott, webster, malbranque and possible jeffers on a free
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Darren Huckerby has rejected a move to Reading. The Norwich striker told Nigel Worthington he would not even think about leaving the Canaries and wants to end his carrer at the club. This may not sit well for the Norwich City manager as he want him away before he can bring anyone in.
Nigel Worthington told the clubs website ''he wont be doing any transfer business until mid june as everyone is on holiday''. The truth is that he is trying to off-load Huckerby to make room for new faces at Carrow Road.
MILLWALL NEWS, 100% TRUE, MILLWALL TO SIGN PIDGLEY, BYFIELD, HAWLEY, MACANN, ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY, WATCH THIS SPACE.
UEFA are desperate to bust G14 - they are terrified of Chelsea joining and giving extra financial muscle to facilitate a breakaway super league. Consequently they are aiming to hit Juve and Milan hard over the match fixing scandal, and the belgium deal is giving them an opportunity to take down Arsenal. We are talking relegation and Euro bans next season, which effectively means 2 years without CL. Word is filterimg through to agents that their players might want to avoid playing in lower leagues. UEFA is also hoping that dodgy deals over transfers will provide more hits, and Man Utd are shtting themsleves; hence Gills elevation to be better placed to fend this off. All this is screwing up proposed moves which is why there is a lot of talk and no action, whilst everyone watches how the poker game unfolds.
Expect Wenger to go jump ship to Madrid, taking reyes and Fabrigas with him, and Henry in January. Cole to Chelsea. Man U will get off with a fine and a warning and are targetting two Juve players and one from Milan. Names under wraps whilst deals are done.
MAN UTD WILL SELL RUUD TO AC MILAN BECAUSE THEY ARE OFFERING THE MOST FOR HIM 13 MILLIOM THEY WILL ALSO SELL CHRIS EAGLES JOHN TO WATFORD 500 000 LIAM MILLER WILL GO TO SHEF UTD FOR THE SAME PRICE ALSO JOHN SPECTOR WILL GO TO CHARLTON FOR 1 MILLION WITH MAN UTD GETTING 12 MILLLION FROM CHELSEA FOR JON OBI MIKEL UNITED WOULD HAVE SOLD 27 MILLION THIS SEASON BUT THEY WILL ONLY BUY RIQUELME FOR AROUND 10 MILLION AND A YOUNG STRIKER collins mbeusama a man utd fan these cheap fans will anger fans but may be a hint at succsess
everton are stalling on the joleon lescott deal for a number of reasons. 1) he has had 2 medicals at bellfield (on thurs an fri) one of which showed some signs of a reaccurance of his 2003 injury. everton want to restructure the 5.6mil deal to a pay as you play just to cover there backs. 2) Robert Huth has brought down his ridiculous 50k wage demands and moyes is considering making him a 40k earner with johnson, beattie and soon to be yobo. 3) and most likely, a cut price deal for mexes has been sorted. i dont know the price, i just know its under his actual value.
Finally moyes has a choice of final players to splash out on this season. Only 1 more will follow and here are the possibilities. Miete, Jeffers, Malbranque, O.Hargreaves and of course like every other prem team s.w.p (as if)
To be honest if its not malbranque i'd rather not have any of the others.
Will he or won't he? More on the Ricki Lambert move from Rochdale - Swindon ....
Ricki's advisor sent me an email last night.
"Rochdale turned down two offers from League One clubs last season for him. Ricki wasn't too happy about that as one of them really appealed to him."
The advisor who didn't want to be named revealed the contract Lambert signed when joining Rochdale had a release clause, which activates when a bid of £175,000 is made.
"We knew Ricki would move onto better things and that Rochdale would be a temporary thing, so we insisted on the clause," he said.
He went on to suggest the chance to play with Dennis Wise and Gus Poyet may also have persuaded Lambert to seek a move.
"Who wouldn't want to play alongside Gustavo Poyet and Dennis Wise? If Swindon make him an offer he's going to listen to what they have to say"
No official word from Rochdale or Swindon about the bid.