Football Rumours Archive June 07 2007

 

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This may be public rumours by Thursday, but Thierry Henry was undergoing preliminary medical exams at Melwood (Liverpool's training ground) on Wednesday morning. The player himself has instigated the move.

Nicolas anelka set to sign for Portsmouth in a club record deal of 8mil. they r looking to buy him to strengthen their squad and push for a place in Europe. also this has alerted other clubs from Spain about the availablity of lomana lua lua!

Ryan wolfe

Ribery is set to move to Bayern Munchen. Simao will move to Liverpool.

Mirislav Klose will stay at Bremen despite speculations linking him to Bayern. Bremen will sigh Aliou Diarra from Lyon. The player is not happy there. Chelsea are set to sign defender daniel Alves from Sevilla.

Reading winger John Oster is a target for LA Galaxy

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MCFC – forget the takeover WEardle and Makin will send the Thia bid packing as they are not happy with the way he's doing business. Expect Reid Souness or Warnock (god forbid any of them) . Barton, Distin already gone expect Richards and dunne to follow them. grim.

Everton fans and those of any club in for Jagielka, it's likely that any deal will be completed until after the 19th when SUFC have the hearing over the West Ham/ Tevez affair. Apparently a Senior Premier League Official has told the Chairman that if the panel finds in favour of the Blades then they'll be readmitted to the Premier League and Jagielka will stay. If the appeal fails, Jags to Everton for up to £6m within about 24 hours. This situation also probably explains why no other business has been done at Bramall Lane so far.

I have it on good authority that Houllier has signed as coach for Australia. This will be announced in the coming days.

Not sure how this will affect Houllier's ability to coach a league side, there have been strong links to Houllier and Man City.

LAZA from down–under

Cisse will sign for Marseille with the money coming from Ribery's transfer to Bayern, Guily could also be signed from Barca as a replacement.

and to the guy who said about Barca signing Messi and causing problems between Roni and Eto'o your on your own planet because he came from the youth team. You clearly are just making stuff up

To the Everton fan who said Stevie Taylor is going to them. What a load of rubbish. Why would "Geordie boy" Taylor leave for a smaller club and his beloved toon. Also why are West Ham fans dreaming!? Some of the players they "want" are far to high calibre for a team who are lucky to still be in the premier league. Parker doesn't even want to go, He claims to be getting forced out of Newcastle United. I have written proof aswell. P. S Expect The signings of Viduka, Ben Haim and Rozehnal to be finalised by next week. Lastly Mike Ashley to take charge by saturday, With Freddy Shepard to stay at the club in some way.

Stevie Naismith will not be going to Rangers as they will, as with Scott Brown, be priced out of the move given their limited budget and need for several players. Expect Naismith to move south to Bristol City, Derby or another Premiership club / Wolves. If Celtic can offload either Miller, Beattie or Zurawski then they may also come in with a late bid and large wages package.

Reading midfielder James Harper has emerged as a potential signing for Aston Villa, following his good first season in the Premiership.

I came back from holiday to Newcastle yesterday and guess who else was at the airport! None other than Real Madrid striker Robinho! I asked him a few questions and he said he was having talks with Newcastle but this is far from a done deal. If any deal is agreed it should happen in the next three weeks. Look out for it!

Fresh from the horses mouth – Samuel Eto'os brother (one of his representatives) was seen leaving Anfield today. Believed to have been holdings talks with Rick Parry. This could just be a rumour but apparently it was on sky sports rumours? Also Simao is expected to be unvieled sometime late this week along with Cristian Chivu of AS Roma! Rafa to stay.

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The luso–Spanish Juan Turegano Murillo, young player from SLC, will sign for three years with Huelva, from Spain. The attacking midfiller said the fact of "beeing able to play with portuguese references like Beto and Varela and hopefully Carlos will be great for my career". Carlos Martins has only a few details to discuss with the Spanish team, but the deal between Sporting and Huelva is already made (1 million )

The first rumour I heard was from a mate of mine who helps out as a fast–food vendor on a burger van next to Parkhead on match days. He is friendly with some of the staff at the Club Shop. Apparantly the rumour about Juan Roman Riquelme has surfaced again. He was apparantly really impressed with Celtic and the fans during the UEFA cup game a few years back and stated that he could be tempted into a possible move. He was in Glasgow during January before the transfer window slammed shut, however, Boca Juniors swooped and hijacked the deal from under Celtic's noses. From what I hear, he aren't happy there at all and wants to leave, with Glasgow one of his preferred destinations! Current speculation has indicated that Riquelme has already jetted in to discuss a megabucks summer move or the possibility of January move, which hoops gaffer Gordon Strachan is apparantly not keen on.

The second rumour I heard concerns midfield maestro Shunshuke Nakamura. I heard that crack bundesliga aces Bayern Munich are poised to go for Nakamura and use some of their summer war chest to rebuild the team. It seems likely that either Roy Makaay or Bastian Schweinsteiger would be used to entice Celtic into a swap–deal plus cash. I heard this one from a German rumours web site, unfortunatly I don't know anyone that works in the Bayern Munich club shop!

Eto'o and Alves enquiries are just smokescreens from Rafa the Gaffa! Expect a German assualt form Benitez. In will be Miroslav Klose and Phillip Lahm. Same thing with Malouda. Liverpool will bring in Rafael Van Der Vaart who can play anywhere in the midfield. Riise will leave as part of the Lahm deal. Simao is still a legitimate tartget and will be announced shortly. Only other striker coming in will be Tevez or Torres. Team next Season; Reina/ Almunia, Finnan/ Arbeloa, Carragher/ Milito, Agger/ Hyypia, Lahm/ Aurelio, Simao/ Pennant/ Garcia, Gerrard/ Leiva/ Mascherano/ Sissoko/ Alonso, Van Der Vaart/ Kewell, Klose/ Voronin/ Crouch/ Kuyt/ Tevez or Torres. +MB+

WHUFC:

West Ham are still looking to sign a Left Back a Striker and a new midfielder. West Ham are trying to sign either Baines or Shorey, with the certain departure of Konchesky. After the uncertain future of Tevez West Ham are still looking to sign a new centre forward, either Darren Bent or Andrew Johnson. However the overpricing on these two strikers is too much with 20mill wanted for A. J and 18 mill wanted for D. Bent. West Ham are now looking further into signing Eidur Gudjohnson as his future at Barcelona is uncertain, and E Magnusson is looking to use his contacts with the icelandic F. A to guarantee the icelandic strikers signature.

NUFC to sign Anelka at the end of July.

To the 2 lads who said expect Steven Taylor to go to Everton or Blackburn. Give your heads a shake. Why would one of the countries best young centre hAlves who is a fans favourite want to leave a big club with exciting times ahead want to go to a smaller club at the most important time of his career. Neither of you could afford him for a start.

Manchester United have narrowed their striking targets down to Huntelaar from Ajax, although will take convincing, as he believes it is to early for a move abroad in his career. Alexandre Pato from Internacional who has just turned 18, and has been compared to Ronaldo (AC Milan), and Kaka as he can play either attacking midfield, or as a striker. May not be worth the risk on another player, as Internacional are only willing to talk to clubs who come in with an opening offer of 14 million, and face competition from Porto, Inter, AC, Juve, Barca, Chelsea, Fiorentina, and Valencia. Alfonso Alves from Heerenveen who has scored something ridiculous like 34 goals in 31 games, and recently made his debut for Brazil against England coming on as a substitute, although some may remember Kezman. Darren Bent who is an established Premiership player, with a proven goalscoring tally, in the competition. Anelka will not be signed, because Ferguson dosen't want another Van Nistelrooy style drama, Berbatov is too expensive, and Owen too injury–prone. If Heinze is sold, along with Silvestre, Man United may need to find some left back cover, other than that the spending for the summer is complete, and a striker may not be signed till January or next summer.

WHL Certs!

Word round the campfire in N London: Bent D on his way, either £8m + Mido or 10m + Mido + Ghali! £8m+ Mido really, Curbs was wise to Hopeless Hoss's contributions last season.

The MGP deal has stalled while The Hair Man waits (in vain) for a MUFC intercession – no chance given their recent biz.

Other target Curtis Davis foolishly seems to have opted 4 the tartier North London outfit.

Enjoying their last bagels are Mido (WH) p/ e, Defoe (tug of love Pompey&WHFC) 9m, Chimbonda (Chelski 11m) and Ghali (–£4m) . Rafa's hopes for Dawson seem dashed.

Everton have completed the signing of Irish U16 Striker&Captain Karl Sheppard from Shelbourne for an Undisclosed Fee.

the £4.5m transfer of Phil Jagielka will have to wait till after June 19th to be completed. But the £4m signing of Leighton Baines is currently being negotiated and he is expected to sign a Five–Year deal by next Friday (June 15th) . Manuel Fernandes is expected to sign a Season–Loan by the same time, with a view to an £8m in Summer 2008. Dave Nugent is expected to sign for Everton by the end of the Month, his delay is because he is currently on Holiday and wants to discuss Preston's future with Billy Davies as soon as he gets back, but he already knows that he will Request a move to Everton, but doesn't want to appear ungrateful for all Preston have done for him but this means Preston will allow him to leave for £5m, which Davies will use to fund a move for Billy Sharp. This Will Spell and End for James McFadden, who will be sold for £3m – £4m to either Derby or Rangers, James Beattie will be kept at the club until January, because his Aerial Ability helps Andy Johnson, if he is still unsettled he will leave for Blackburn and Everton will replace him with try and replace him with Dean Ashton, but this ofcourse relys on several factors. Everton will also look at signing a Left–Winger as their only other Major Summer Signing, with Kightly now set to sign a new Deal at Wolves. Moyes will bring in Justin Mapp on a Season–Loan from Chicago Fire to see if he can make the grade in the Premiership, but after allowing Andy van der Meyde join Ajax for £3m there will be a move for Kieran Richardson completed for £3m.

So Everton's Spending will look like this:

Phil Jagielka – £4.5m

Leighton Baines – £4m

Manuel Fernandes – Season–Loan

Justin Mapp – Season–Loan

Dave Nugent – £5m

Kieran Richardson – £3m

Sold will be:

Andy van der Meyde – £3m

James McFadden – £3m – £4m

My mate had trials with Reading last season and became friends with Steve Sidwell, now Sidwell is at Chelsea he's told him of some potential buys! They are fighting with Real Madrid for young Brazilian ace Alexandre Pato, they are also in talks with Dani Alves agent about a move to the Bridge and others include Miguel of Valencia, Maluoda of Lyon and Dimitar Berbatov or Jermaine Defoe from Spurs. They almost had a deal for Tevez but something went wrong in negotiations with his owners. 100% True

I have it on good advice that Walter Smith and Alex Ferguson are in the midst of a loan deal for Alan Smith to Rangers. With Man United not willing to offer a new contract due to injury concerns, Fergie is believed to want to send Smith out on loan for a season and if he performs, Man United will offer him a contract.

Man United Rumours

Right I've just heard that Ferguson has at least two more signings which he wishes to complete before the beginning of the season. The first being a striker, I heard a deal for Saviola of Barca, he will be free in the summer and Ferguson is willing to take a chance on him as he is free. I also heard Ferguson is thinking of a cheeky bid for Eto'o, he would rather go for Eto'o but he will be more expensive, I think he would raise some extra cash and add it on to the £10 million he has now by selling:

Heinze–Real Madrid – £6 million

Richardson–Sunderland–£5 million

Smith–Tottenham–£8 million

Solskjaer– ?–£3 million

Saha–Lyon–£9 million

Silvestre–Lyon/ Lille–£4 million

Bringing Man United's total budget to around £45 million, with that he will try to spend £30–40 million on Eto'o. And leaving a little bit of money left to either save or spend on a yooung player for the future.

Man United Team 07/ 08–

Foster

Neville Ferdinand Vidic Evra

Hargreaves

Ronaldo Nani

Anderson/ Carrick

Rooney Eto'o

SUBS: Van der Sar

Brown/ Pique

Giggs

Saviola

Scholes

A very good friend of mine who works at Man United's Carrington trainig ground has very strong info regarding the sale of Rio Ferdinand to Inter Milan for £20million. Coming in to take his place is Carlos Puyol from Barca for £9 million. The deal will be done as soon as the Spanish season is over. Remember where !

Bristol city are trying to get Hibs star Steven naismith for £1.4 million and Lee trudle for £1.1 million from Swansea and Chris porter from Oldham for £800,000

Bristol City are back

Watford, having already signed Poom as goalkeeper, Jackson for experience in central defense and McAnuff as a winger, are now concentrating on a Central Midfield playmaker, a Fullback and a Striker. However, the often mentioned Robinson and Helguson, both former Watford favourites, are not likely candidates. Expect announcements this month on all three, together with some departures.

Rumours Mill

Arsenal to sign Andres Guardado £3 million

Arsenal to sign Ryan Babel £6 million

Bayern to sign Frank Ribery £17 million

As reported in the media in the far east Alexander kerzakhov&diego capel will follow Ramos to Man City. Capel has been courted previously by manu and kerzhakov was signed by Ramos and wants to take him to city. West Brom have also been asked a name your price for Curtis Davies – Both Jacket and cassel have been tasked with scouting replacements for distin Barton and Sinclair. I hear also that Ryan Babel is on the radar. city will not sign big stars on big salaries – shaksin wants the club to be self sustainable and will only sanction transfers with a possible resale value attached. No more Fowlers or macmanamans.

"David Marshall, Gavin Rae and Jon Ostemobor to be unveiled at an 12pm press conference at Carrow Road this Wednesday 7th June."

What went wrong here then? Seriously though, if you can't even comprehend how to use a calendar, how do you expect your gossip to be taken seriously?

Norwich have offered Celtic their maximum valuation for Marshall (£500'000) and are unlikely to go any higher, as for Rae, they are not interested in him, so write that one off. And Ostembor will NOT be signing until the beginning of July.

I don't know, somne of you lot that post Norwich rumours probably don't even know which county the team is situated in!

The Portuguese striker Pedro Pauleta, wants to return to portugal. Porto, Benfica and Sporting are looking for a forward, but they want a younger player for that position. Braga, is investing strong to create a team to fight for a champions league position and they see Pauleta as a good option to play with Joao Tomas, Sergio Conceisao, Joao Pinto and Cesar Peixoto.

Steven Taylor part ex for Beattie, wake up lad! For Arteta or Cahill. Taylor is fantastic, just getting into his stride. Beattie lost his a few seasons ago.

Expect Newcastle to beat Everton to Zenden too. Also keep an eye out for some quality additions to the Newcastle squad from the French league. With the likes of Albin Ebondo RB, Jean–Sebastien Jaures LB/ LWB, Claudio Caapa CH, and of course the well known story of David Rozehnal. With the possible additions of Ben Haim and Baines if Newcastle were to complete only a few of these it would be a marked improvement on previous years squads.

You could get all of the French players and still have change from Bramble as they are all believed to be around 2mil each. Tough break Wigan.

Dyer's future is in the balance with supposed bids coming from NW and London teams. Sam will wait to see how he returns from his England jaunt before making the decision to make more room on his wage bill.

If Emre is to stay Newcastle will look to add some much needed creative flair to the side with the signing of Gkdeniz Karadeniz from Trabzonspor. Tho described as one of Turkey's most talented players the fee will be around the 3 mil area.

Dan the Main Man here again with some new rumours for Forest fans via my good friend MA. Stephen Hughes is of interest to the club as is Billy Jones at Crewe. my friends a next I will produce rumours from my good friend Mr Collymore. Dan the Man xx

Ive got this from a source who works for TalKSPort. Arsenal are set to let Theo Walcott go out on a seasons long loan deal. Wenger is keen to allow his younger players to gain first team experience by going out on loan with Djourou heading to Birmingham and Merida heading to Spain. The likely destination is the SPL with Hearts, Motherwell and Aberdeen in the frame. After the success of Anthony Stokes spell at FalKirk, Wenger has agreed to let Walcott go to the SPL for the season. There was interest from Derby, Wigan and Portsmouth but Wenger doesn't want the attacking player playing in the same league.

Franck Ribery should complete his medical for Bayern Munich this week for around £17M. With these funds Marseille will make an offer to Liverpool for Djibril Cisse to make his loan move permanent. Also in the frame for a possible move to Marseille is Ludovic Giuly who is keen to move back to his native France. Apparently Glasgow Rangers, Bolton and Real Betis are also keen, however a move back to France appears more likely. Moving from France will be Alou Diarra, who after a forgetable first season with Lyon is looking to move on to pastures new. Interested are Werder Bremen, Roma, Portsmouth and Bolton. Other rumours of note are an expected bid from AC Milan for Samuel Eto'o, a bid from Inter Milan for Christian Chivu and also expect Valencia to go back in for Wesley Sneijder. After Ajax rejected their first bid the player himself came out in the press to condone their actions. Aston Villa and maybe even Arsenal might join the bidding. Finally PSG player of the year, David Rozehnal, to complete a move to Newcastle.

Sorry fellow Norwich fans. I got the day for the midday press conference wrong. Ostemobor, Rae and Marshall to be announced at midday on Thursday 7th June (not Wednesday 7th)

RAFA IS NOT LEAVING THING A LITLE DONT LISTEN THE PAPERS

Alonso if he doesn't pen a new contract will leave for exchange for Eto'o+cash (Alonso is a similar to Lucas, sisoko is different player figure it out)

Mancini is the next target who plays both positions L&R

Torres the other striker or pato

silva is a main target who plays and as a wide and as 10

as for defense is dainelli who is free

Almunia maybe will be the back up keeper

leaving: Bellamy 8, Alonso exchange, Fowler free, Dudek free, gonzales 5

Alves prefers Liverpool but if he is very expensive maybe not as we have players there but maybe its just a smokescreen as for Simao they want lots of money more than 10

Adriano is a big target noone knows about

and is the player that wants Rafa style of Drogba the greatest targetman

next year will be the most different season and most spectacular Chears LIVERPOOLIANS

ARSENAL

Things are very quiet around Emirates as the board face their toughest close season. They will have to fight/ negotiate hard to keep Wenger beyond next season. If he doesn't sign up for longer then expect Cesc, Henry, Gallas, Rosicky to all look to move on by January 2008.

Flamini, Ljunberg, Aliadiere, Senderos, Reyes&Beast to all be gone before Aug.

Big name signings unlikely, more likely are Bakari, Gouffran, Briand. The big question that needs answering is although they are buying for the future, who will be steering the ship?

Everton ins:

Luke young 2m

laighton Baines 2.5m

Fernandes loan

Bolo zenden free

Dean Ashton swap deal with James Beattie plus 2m

Phil jagielka 4m

outs:

James Beattie swap

van der Meyde 2.5m

Nuno Valente nominal fee

James Mcfadden 3m

Liverpool Transfer: We have placed a bid 0f 30M for Eto'o but Barcelona want a player exchange as they are not in need of money. They have announced this to all clubs interested, as a result LFC have sent a bid of Alonso + 10M. Benitez did not want to give Alonso in and believed he is one of Liverpool's core players, but Xabi Alonso has sent in a Transfer request and wants to head back to Spain he has not agreed to the new contract which was given, Barcelona is the most likely outcome. Yet Liverpool face stiff competition from Arsenal and Milan who have also sent in Player exchange deals. Henry direct swap for Eto'o and Milan with Gilardino + 15M. Eto'o prefers the English League and loves Liverpool fans but it mostly depends on which Exchange Barcelona prefer. This is from some inside information and there have been deep negotiations. Barcelona will announce a deal after the La Liga is finished and are concentrating on that first. Barcelona are also willing to offload most of their strikers as they want some new faces. The only other Liverpool transfer negotiations are with Lyon for Malouda. A deal is supposed to have struck for 12M. It will be announced later in the week. Parry used Simao as a smokescreen. S4, these are from true transfer negotiations.

LFC Rumours

Well ladies and gents, I have some great rumours for fans (unless your Arsenal!) –by next week none other than Thierry Henry will be signed by the Reds in a devastating partnership with Carlos Tevez! Rafa will love writing that cheque out for £45 million! This will mean the end of Bellamy as a Liverpool player. Following these two beauties will be the aquisitions of Daniel Alves (RM and RB), Micah Richards (RB and CB) and Leighton Baines (LB) . Also in the pipleine are offers for Florent Malouda, but if Lyon don't play ball we will look at David Silva for left midfield.

Derby County are looking to strenghten their squad for next season. It looks like Billy Davies IS staying, and a few of the players on his wish list are:

Leroy Lita (or) – £4million

Marlon Harewood (or) – £2million

Robert Earnshaw – £3million

Matthew Etherington – £2.5 million

Burton O'Brien – £300. 000

Matthew Holland – £100. 000

Liam Ridgewell – £2million

Radhi Jaidi – £800,000

Steven Bywater – £150,000 or

Scott Carson – Loan

Billy has £10–12 million to try and keep the rams in the Premiership, so he will have to select his players carefully.

All the Everton fans can stop throwing the toys out of the pram just because there was speculation bout Andy Jonhnsen. Eggert Magnusson has said on the Official WHU site that "I've had a very positive discussion with my good friend Bill Kenwright, the Everton Chairman, and can confirm that West Ham have not and are not bidding for any Everton player at this time. " So now all the West Ham Everton rumours can stop. Now West Ham are finalising the deal for Scott Parker. Expect bids for SWP at £10m, Darren Bent at £18m or £12m plus Harewood and Mullinsm and expect a bid for Elano of Shaktar Donetsk. He will cost around £10m–£15m. Scott Carson is also likely to come in for around £4m and also posibly kieran Richardson £4m and West Ham will also attempt a bid 4 Wigans Leighton Banies offering £7m plus Paul Konchesky

Celtic Fc Rumours

Celtic to complete transfer of Stephen Appiah within 2 weeks. also Freddy Adu from DC United to sign for £3 million. Nike have backed the signing to use him a European marketing ploy. Expect a bid for US star Landon Donavon.

Ins:

Appiah, £3million

Adu, £3million

Donavon, £4million

Outs:

Graveson, £2million Sunderland/ Everton

Miller, £2million, Everton

Jarosik, £1.5million, Birmingham/ Derby

Zurawski, £1million, CKSA Moskow

Marshall, £575k, Norwich

Pressley, Free (nightmare, should be thrown out)

Balde, Free, Toulouse/ Marseille

Expect to see Man United representatives at the Nou camp this Saturday for the game against Espanyol. They will be making some proposals to Saviola to bring him to OT when he becomes a free agent. If this does not go well a bid for Huntelaar will go in next week and if accepted will see the departure of three of the Man United squad to cover the cost Saha, Richardson, Heinze. =Man Unitedmick=

AFC RUMOURS Renato Augusto will sign for Arsenal after the south american under 20's championships, a deal has already been put in place?

Fernando Torres now looks a certain signing as Spanish media are saying that Torres is looking forward to a new challenge and a deal has been done?Deals for Curtis Davies and Micah Richards could also be made.

AW's quest for the best youngsters around the globe has led him to Lille where it is expected that he will steal Eden Hazard from their academy?He will join Gilles Sunu, Kyle Bartley and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.

. Liverpool.

These are the players Rafa is looking to sign:

Baraja + Butelle (Garcia)

Samuel Eto'o (Alonso + 17mil)

Florent Malouda (9mil)

Kakha Kaladze (5mil)

Philip Lahm (Riise + 6mil)

Rafael Vander Vaart (7mil)

Andrei Voronin (free)

Leaving will be the following:

Djibril Cisse (6mil)

Pongolle (2.7mil)

Anthony Le Tallec (0.4mil)

Craig Bellamy (9mil)

Luis Garcia (Butelle + Baraja)

Fowler Zenden Dudek (frees)

Alonso Riise (swaps)

THIS WILL BE HIS SQUAD:

GK: Reina Butelle

LB: Lahm Aurelio

CB: Carragher Agger Kaladze Hyypia

RB: Finnan Arbeloa

LM: Kewell Malouda

HM: Mascherano Lucas

CM: Sissoko Baraja

RM: Gerrard Pennant

AM: VDV Voronin

ST: Eto'o Kuyt Crouch

Rafa has so much confidence in Kewell and Sissoko and none of them will leave. This summer Rafa plans to work more on Set pieces as he feels that not enough goals are scored by them. Also expect Sissoko's passing to be decent next season as he and 2 others will do more passing in training.

Expect Gerrard to be in the middle for many home games with Mascherano. Expect Sissoko to be in the middle for most away games and against good teams with Mascherano as well.

Baraja is perfect for Rafa as he will only be here 2–3 years by which time Lucas will be ready for the first team.



Tottenham are ready to sign LuaLua from Pompey with Pompey taking Defoe the other way, Pompey will have to pay £1.5m on top.

Spurs are also lining up swoops for Jason Koumas £5m, Zoltan Gera £4m and Curtis Davies £7m all from West Brom as well as Nicky Shorey £4m from Reading. Portsmouth are looking at Switz Striker Alex Frei £5 and Marsaille youngster Samir Nasri £8m. Boro are finalising a deal with Arsenal to take Aliadiere for £2m and are Lining up a deal for Yeovil starlet Chris Cohen for around £700k.

Chelsea will make 2 big transfers, both of which will be players leaving with Lampard £12m and Robben £15m joining Barca and Madrid respectivily. United will finish off their spending by bringing in Klass Huntelaar £8m, Javier Saviola £6m, Rafael Van Der Vaart £11m and Daniel Alves £8m. Liverpool will snap up Simao for £6m, Ljungberg for £2m, Tevez for £15m, Torres £21m and Malouda for £17m while Bellamy (£8m to Villa) and Crouch (£6m to Sunderland) will leave. Newcastle will sign Forewards Fernando Llorente (Bilbao £10m) and Mark Viduka (Boro Free) and Everton will sign former Real Madrid Striker Javier Portillo (£4m from Gimnastic) and Benfica Midfielder Manual Fernandes on a permanent deal for around £8m.

Birmingham City are looking to hijack Aston Villa's attempt to sign both Craig Bellamy (9million) and Shunshuke Nakamura (7million) .

Bruce is looking to sell Cameron Jerome (Cardiff – £4million) and Collin Doyle (Arsenal or Fulham – £2million) to raise additional funds.

Portsmouth are trying to sign Babyaro from Newcastle, which is good because he is rubbish anyway. Newcastle getting Baines to replace him. Scholes is also going to Newcastle because Butt is there. Portsmouth are selling noe pamarot to Fulham for 3 million and rosenoir. sorteed

Turkish side Fenerbache have offered Reading £4.7m for winger Seol Ki–Hyeon.

MARK MURRAY and SIMON DALGARNO to sign for Rangers on Friday. The irish under19 players ready to commit to the Ibrox cause. 100% true wait and see on Friday.

"31 year old Chelsea number 3 keeper is setting a transfer for first team football at newly promoted club West Brom Albion. " – Puts a dampner on the believability of your rumours stating that West Brom are newly promoted. They lost the playoff final over a week ago to Derby County.

Some proper rumours – Shevchenko won't leave. He cost too much, Abramovich loves him and no one is going to pay anything like 30 mil to get him away. He's probably worth 10–15 now max.

Dani Alves and Simao Sabrosa to Liverpool. Also a big name forward, no closer to knowing who that will be out of the four or five names on shortlist (Villa, Torres plus a few others) .

United to sign a replacement for Silvestre and stop spending.

The Arsenal to sell Henry, almost certainly to Barca. No big name replacement expected – though Wenger will buy well (maybe a Vagner Love type player, not expensive, but good and young) .

Quick points.

First, swap deals are actually really RARE in football, just thought I'd mention it to all of you who write those fantasy lists.

(Wait till the end of the window and count them)

Secondly, Javier Mascherano is NOT on loan.

He is a registered Liverpool player, although the 1.5M fee will rise if he stays longer than 18 months. There is no suggestion his registration would revert to West Ham after this point, but I'm not sure what would happen if LFC decided not to keep him on. This is academic as there is no chance they'll let him go now.

Finally, West Ham saying they'll spend £20M on AJ from Everton. Unlikely they'd be spending that on a striker if, as Hammers fans insist, Tevez is staying put.

There are strong rumours that Wayne Bridge will be coming to West Ham, in a 4 million pound deal. Curbishley is also hoping to persuade Jermain Defoe to return, as Dean Ashton might be finished.

NUFC Rumours

Ins–

Viduka (free), Barton (5.5M), Rozehnal (around 4m) Baines (5m+Ameobi on loan as we have to many strikers)

Outs–

Parker (7m WHUFC Done), Luque (loan deal to a foreign club probaly villareal), Emre (5m Bayern Munich after they lost Hargreaves to Man U)

Reading full back John Halls will join Derby for £2m.

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To the person who said.

""Leicester City will sign Leon Best of Southampton later this week. Best's contract has expired and he is set for the Walkers Stadium. Nottingham Forest are reportedly interested but the youngster isn't willing to drop a division. "".

This isn't true, he was playing league one football for most of the season, and has said he would love to play for forest.

Heard a strong rumour that Frank Lampard may be joining Manchester United, this is a strong rumour, whether it happens or not don't bank on it. Ferguson very much likes the thought of Hargreaves, Scholes, Carrick and Lampard, being the, English, players he can pick from for the middle of the field.

Arsenal are leading the chase for Klaus Huntelaar, and young prospect Kerlon. Both players are unfortunately going to come from the fee that they will recieve for HENRY!

Chelsea are 100% keeping Shevchenko and signing Adriano. Adriano has been a very average player for Inter this season, and Inter are despeately trying to sell him for a reasonable fee. Chelsea is his Destination.

Liverpool won't sing Eto'o, why do you even think that they will, he is Barcelona's best striker. Seeming they are also letting GudJohnsen and Saviola go they would be commiting suicide by letting him go.

Finally West Ham. Following the signing of Scott Paker today, Eggert Magnusson released a staeement confirming that 'West Ham haven't made an approach for any Everton players yet'. The key word yet, expect Tim Cahill to join but A J, will not be joining sorry Hammers. Harry Kewell also looks inevitable to join. A circle of Australian players at the Hammers then.

JatM

Heard through a very close contact within Ibrox that a certain goal machine is be touted around clubs due to his fondness of a colombian export and I'm not talking coffe

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE SQUAD NEXT SEASON:

GK: McCormick/ Oakes

RB: Connolly

LB: Unsworth/ Sawyer/ Hodges/ Dickson

CB: Seip/ Timar/ Doumbe/ De Zuew

CDM: Nalis/ Wotton/ Panther

CM: Buzsaky/ Gosling/ Summerfield

RM: Norris/ Gray

LM: Halmosi/ Sinlcair

ST: Ebanks–Blake/ Hayles/ Easter/ Barnes

CF: Fallon/ Porter

OUT: Larrieu, Aljofree, Chadwick, Samba, Reid, Djordjic

IN: Oakes, Unsworth, De Zuew, Panther, Gray, Sinclair (Loan), Easter, Porter.

With Reading trying to secure Nicky Shorey's long term future expect bids by clubs such as Newcastle, Everton and Aston Villa for the England left back in order to open more options up to him. Also expect Newcastle to sign Barton, Viduka, Rozenhal, Ben Haim and a suprise bid for Wagner Love should either Martins or Owen leave. Parker, Emre, Babayaro, Carr and perhaps Dyer are likely to leave.

Jonny

RANGERS FC

Let's be realistic, guys, we don't have a boundless money pot and nobody's going to go overboard with big signings.

First will be Steven Naismith, if Rangers are prepared to meet Killie's evaluation.

Second will be Andy Webster (450K) on permanent basis.

Third will be David Healy (Leeds – 1.5m) this will be a cut–price buy 'cause Leeds went into administration and need to cut back on expenses.

One final comment – to the guy who said Sunderland are getting "Celtic's Norwegian midfielder Thomas Gravesen" he's Danish actually get your facts right!

Not really a rumour but a theory about Billy Sharp. Sheffield United stand to get 25% of his transfer fee so if they don't want him back then it makes sense for them to act like they do to try and drive his price up. I reckon that the Blades keeping quiet means that they would quite like to resign him but only if they can do it on the cheap. Expect them to make like they're interested if the price goes above £2m.

Norwich city Fc

Robert Earnshaw will join either Derby or Portsmouth a biiding war has started.

Jamie Cureton will Resign for Norwcih also Peter Grant is looking at Lee Bowyer and Carlton Cole at his old club Westham

The rumour about West Ham signing Brazilian midfielder Elano from Shakhtar Donetsk may well be spot on.

An unknown player met with Alan Curbishley last week at a hotel and I have seen a photo but failed to identify the player. At first I thought he looked like Roy McKaay but it turns out to be Elano. Watch this story.

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To the person that said that Yeovil Town are going to sign Izale McLeod from MK Dons for 100k. I got rumours for you mate. MK Dons turned down a bid from Peterborough in the January Transfer window of 1 million, so why would they now sell him for 100k

Get your facts right beore posting completely unrealistic rumours.

My mum works for an addministration company that works very closly with LiverpoolFC mainly regarding their finances, and she tells me that her boss has just placed a £500 bet on Liverpool signing. Juan Roman Requelme, coinciedence I think not. the experianced playmaker hs been out on loan at Boca Junoirs and it is widely known he is far from happy at Villareal. Rafa feels he has te Eurapean expeiance to work in the Premiership and could be the anwser to his creativity problems. Also at a cut price of only £8 million (very cheap for a player of his quality)

I am an American and I just want to clear the air on Alex Rodriguez. Tom Hicks, who owns the Texas Rangers Baseball Club, signed A–Rod to the biggest sports contract ever ($225 million over 10 years) . 3 years later he was traded to the New York Yankees. Now, to the person who said that Liverpool will begin to decline based on the fact that they are owned by the same person is ridiculous. They have obviously overlooked the fact that Tom Hicks also owns the Dallas Stars hockey team, which in 1999 won the Stanley Cup and continues to compete for the Cup each year. Furthermore, the Dallas Stars were cellar dwellars themselves before Tom Hicks bought the club just FOUR years earlier. They won because he signed prized free agents and traded for proven players in order to build a great team. I won't give examples but look it up. Just wanted to give the other side of the story.

Hayden Mullins had talks with Reading last Thursday BUT doent really want to sign for his hometown team as he believes we will be relegated next season, despite the fact Charlton are the only other interested club and Reading have offered him much higher wages – this looks to be the only reason he would sign.

 
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