Football Rumours Archive March 07 2007
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Talks have been held between Chelsea and Milan officials over the possibly of Chelsea signing Kaka in a swap deal involving shevchenko. the transfer will pave the way for Ronaldinho to move to Milan and fill the void left by Kaka. Chelsea will persue David Villa as replacement for shevchenko after already had negotiations over a fee for the player
Broadfoot - free (small compensation)
Gow - free
Brown - 3. 2 million
McCulloch - 1. 2 million
Neilson - 750k
Klos - retire
Prso - retire
Buffel - 1. 1 million
Sebo&Papac - 800k
Novo - 400k
Hemdani - 400k
Sidwell - no go. Hes linked with both Chelsea and Arsenal we have no chance.
No bid for Eto'o to be made. There is a possibility for Fernando Torres but I doubt any striker will be bought by AW. With bendtner, vela returning and Henry, V. persie, adebayor should be plenty of strikers for Arsenal. However Buffon, carson, akinfeev, pele bid will be made in the summer. No defender bid will be made as AW feels that there is plenty of competition for it in the squad for the likes of gallas, toure, eboue, hyote, clichy, djouru, Senderos, traore, Connolly. Expect one or two bid for wingers like babel, Ribery, ageuro, navas. Wenger likely to go for someone who is more versitaile and cheap. Fabregas, denilson, gilberto, diaby, muamba, Hleb, rosicky, walcott, V. persie to compete in midfield next season. On transfer list are :
Reyes, almunia, poom, flamini, aliadiere.
Squad Next Season
Gk: Buffon/ Pele/ Akinfeev
R. Defenders: Eboue/ Hyote/ Gilbert
L. Defenders: Clichy/ Traore
C. Defenders:Gallas/ Toure/ Senderos/ Djouru/ Conolly
R. Mid: Hleb/ Walcott
L. Mid: Rosicky/ Babel/ V. Persie
C. Def. Mid: Gilberto/ Diaby/ Muamba
C. Att. Mid: Fabregas/ Denilson
Forwards: Henry/ Adebyor/ Bendtner/ Vela/ V. Persie
Wrong again -
Which ever person said that Luque, Sibierski, Duff and Harper are going to Sunderland clearly needs therapy. Sibierski has just about signed a contract extension at Newcastle to keep him there til 2008, And the fact that Duff has been playing regular football why would he leave to go to a club that might not even get into the EPL never mind stay there. Harper has stood by Newcastle for 10 years he is hardly going to leave to the rivals is he now? However Harper could be leaving if a top premier league club ask for his services. They can have Luque but prob's couldn't afford his wages. Luque is going to go back to Spain in the summer for a season long loan or possibly in a loan swap deal for Kenny Miller of Celtic.
Newcastle 2008 - 2009
Gk Given - Harper - Krul
LB Wayne Bridge (4-6M) or Bale (8.5M) - Babayaro
CB Taylor - Onyewu - Ramage
CB Upson (6M) or Anton Ferdinand (5.5M) - Huntington
RB Solano - Carr
LM Duff - N'Zogbia
CM Dyer - Parker
CM Butt - Emre - Sibierski
RM Milner - O'Brien
FW Owen - Kenny Miller (1.5M or Luque)
FW Martins - Dean Ashton (7M)
Newcastle are going to qualify again for the UEFA Cup, and have a good chance of winning it this year as they have possibly the toughest tie. If they win the tie will go on to lift the trophy.
people we need to get things right. I'm a die hard man you fan and it annoys me with the Kaka rumours.
he is not leaving and certainly not for 30 million. if he is leaving it will have to be to Barcelona with Ronaldinho going the other way.
United will sign a striker-midfeilder-winger not a defender. Fergie was at the Preston Southampton match to watch Bale and was not impressed for the 3rd time with him so he is giving Bale a miss but United will sign the following:
Berbatov to stay at Tottenham at least another year, aaron Lennon is settled where he is hence 5 and a half year deal. joe cole is a target for Martin Jol this summer, switching him and Lennon on the flanks would cause teams major problems. thomas graveson also being linked with a possible move to White Hart Lane.
When Sunderland are promoted Roy Keane will splash the cash on James Beattie, Ole Gunnar Solskjair John O'Shea and Scott Carson. Man Utd will also extend the loan of the promising Jonny Evans.
Campo and speed are showing there age, so alidice has decided to bring in there like for likes for next season in Ben Watson or Tom Soares for speed and Blerim Dzemaili for campo.
campo will leave to retern to Spain in a 2.5 million pound deal
SAF is set to make a hoard of summer signings as he is being given full financial backing from the glazer family. Signings:
Wayne Bridge 7-10m
Joey Barton (This will cause problems) 10m
Chelsea set to agree a fee believed to be 7mill pounds with Real Madrid for Jonathan woodgate. PSV striker jefferson farfan will also sign 4 Chelsea Arsenal are also interested but Chelsea's agreement with PSV allows them 1st option on all their players including defender manuel the costa.
Chelsea will not be signing David Villa as there top target is samuel eto if eto can't be signed expect crespo to be recalled.
Expect Chelsea to announce a link between them and Plymouth which will see Scott Sinclair extend his loan for another year and Plymouths Dean gosling to be signed and then loaned back
TARGETS FOR LIVERPOOL
Villa 25 Mil
Eto 25 Mil
Dani Alves 13 Mil
Ruben de la red 3 mil
Iniesta (Will be better than Xavi soon) - 9 Mil
Benni Mccarthy- 5 mil
Granwall Scott- Ajax Cape town winger only 17 but could play for Ajax Cape Towns mother club Ajax Amsterdam first for a season or two before moving to a top EURO CLUB
Sebastien Leto-3 Mil
And a surprising bid for Wes Brown to provide backup to AGGER AND CARRA.
Arsenal fans Stop dreaming ABout Scot Carson he'll be pools first choice when reina leaves This season or next
There has been a lot of speculation about who will replace Jens Lehaman as Arsenal's number 1. But nobody has given any mention of Rene Adler, who is one of the best Young Keepers in Germany, and at 22, seems to have a very bright future. He is currently the number 2 at Bayer Leverkusen, but has got some playing Time in recent weeks due to the unavailability of Leverkusens regular number 1. There is also a strong possibility the Arsene Wenger may be tempted to buy Ryan Babel as well, as he has the mold of a Arsene Wenger type player (fast and skillful) . Both these players could come in for a combined fee of arround 10 million pounds. Which is less than what it would cost to bring in Frank Ribery. For all those Gunners fans who have been wathching Arsenal for long Time, would now that Arsene Wenger does not make any significan't changes to his squad. So don't expect four players to come in, and four or five players to leave. However, though Wenger has never been a big spender in the transfer market, he will have to make some consession, if he hopes to keep the likes of Henry and Fabregas happy, who would like to see their clubs meet the high expectations.
Real Madrid will pursue three players this summer, with every intention of bringing all of them to the Santiago Bernabeu. They are Kaka, who, despite saying all along that he is happy Milan, has admitted that he does not know where he will be next summer; Cristiano Ronaldo, who has done very little to reassure Man United that he will stay - he may be content in Manchester, but he wants to move to La Liga; and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has impressed recently for Inter Milan.
Van Nistelrooy may be moving on, as will Reyes (back to Arsenal) and Baptista. Juande Ramos will come in as manager and install his brand of attacking, free-flowing football. He wants these kinds of skillful players and may even bring Daniel Alves, although Sevilla prefer to sell out of La Liga to Liverpool. Remember, though, that Madrid and Sevilla often conduct business: Sergio Ramos and Julio Baptista.
The real reason why Rafa has signed a striker with such a useless goal scoring record as Voronin is down to the fact of who his best friend happens to be and that is Dimitar Berbatov. It has become clear that Dimi had told everyone at Spurs that unless they got champions league football, he would leave and that Rafa has placed him at the top of his shopping list as Rafa does like his target man role and is a huge admirer of Berbatov. He will also give him a new strike partner as well in either Eto or Villa as well
After another fantastic tactical display by Liverpool, Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona will try to gain the services of Rafa Benitez.
It was well documented that Rafa turned down Real to stay on at Liverpool and he will honour that. However, my source from within the Liverpool coaching staff believes that Rafa would leave Liverpool if he was offered the job as Spain Manager. There is a big chance that if Spain do not perform well at the Euro's, Rafa will take over as Manager of Spain.
Real Madrid, AC Milan, Liverpool and Manchester United are trailing 20 year old River Plater striker, Radamel Falcao Garcia, also known as Falcao. The rising star is meant to be one of the most promising players in South American football.
Roman Abramovich has had enough and won't put as much money into Chelsea so they won't spend big in the summer.
D. Alves (5. 8) Replace Ferreira
M. Richards (8m)
Liverpool FC rumours. IN: Tevez 7m, Villa 25m, Bale 6m, A Ferdinand 6m, Lennon. OUT: Zenden PSV 2m, Cisse Marseille 8m, Gonzalez loan, Dudek free. LFC next season. reina/ carson, Finnan/ arbeloa, carragher/ hyypia, Agger/ Ferdinand, bale/ aurelio, Lennon/ pennant, Gerrard/ Sissoko, Alonso/ Mascherano, Kewell/ Riise, Kuyt/ Tevez, villa/ crouch/ voronin. LFC4LIFE
Chelsea will offload swp, khalid, geremi and bring alves, quaresma, milito, crespo. and will loan kalou and diarra .
robben essein lampard quaresma
cole terry carvalho alves
sub: crespo joecole ballack milito cudicinni
I have just heard the most amazing transfer stories. Arsenal will be making a swoop for Iniesta in the summer, as Arsene is wishing to build the team around him and fabregas. This will reportedly cost around 20m and almunia returning to his home country. This will cause Arsene to make a double keeper signing, with Scott Carson, Akinfeev and Craig gordon the most likely targets.
With all kinds of names being linked with Liverpool it is hard to keep your head out of the clouds; Granted the cash injection will help lure more class.
But leaving us Red men without a decent excuse next year if the cabinet is empty.
The following players have signed:
Andrei Voronin, Bayer Leverkusen (Done, Free)
Pedro Alcala, Malaga Malaga (Done, Pro Contract)
Danny Blanchett, Cambridge City (Done, Pro Contract)
The following are possible:
Robinho (Possible Loan)
Dani Alves (Over £15m)
Giovani dos Santos, Barcelona (£20 million buy out Clause)
Kim Kallstrom, Lyon (£10m asking price)
Vincenzo Iaquinta, Udinese (Unknown)
Amauri, Palermo (Unknown)
David Trezeguet, Juventus (Unknown)
Iriome Gonzalez, Tenerife (Unknown)
Valeri Bojinov, Juventus (Unknown)
Gary Mackay Steven, Ross County (Unknown)
The following are unlikely:
Villa, Eto'o, Van Der Vaart, Torres, Quaresma, Nani, Simao and Ribery.
Qwerty my son, I 100% know that Villa is available to Liverpool for £24m due to Morrientes deal. They had around £3m less selling him to Valencia, why else would they do this unless a deal was in place? I know why, they wanted either Reina, Mor, or Garcia. The sweetner for a cheaper sale was a deal that Villa would be available to them for £24m, but you can belive what you want! I'm not saying that they will sign him, but Rafa does not have to pay the silly money everyone keeps posting on, whats becoming a fantasy site not rumours site anymore!
Yes Rafa wants Alves but for a transfer to take place it means that Seville have to accept an offer, with them doing so well, and he's playing so well in league, and they'l be in Champs league next year, they will be reluctant to sell!
Big Four Rumours
Firstly Liverpool: To clear things up around the future of Crouch, it looks increasingly likely he will leave as it appears L'pool may line up a bid for Klaas Jan Huntelaar so he can link up with fellow international Dirk Kuyt. But I see NO reason why Ricardo Quaresma would sign for l'pool over Chelsea or Man Utd (who are definitely chasing him) As both teams have portugese contingents which would make his career in England a whole heap easier, not to mention he could be friends with anyone of Carvalho, Ronaldo, Ferreira (I won't pretend to know a star player like some people on this site by claiming who they are friends with)
Now to Arsenal- It would be extremely UnWengerlike if fabregas was sold considering they are building a team for the future and he is arguably the most promising prospect, the only reason they would sell is if Madrid or Barcelona came up with a completely outrageous bid (would probably have to be 40million pounds+)
Signings for Arsenal? If baptista doesn't perform as much as I hate to say it Robinho would seem like a player who fits the Arsenal style of play, they also require a goalkeeper possibly someone in the mold of Yohann Pele, Craig Gordon or Arthur Boruc.
Chelsea- if Mourinho stays I wouldn't be suprised to see quaresma coming and alot of defense backup, possible options (they need to solve their right back problem which should be the first priority) - Richards, Baines, Woodgate, Ramos, Cannavaro, Daniel Alves.
Man Utd- Man United will probably battle with Chelsea over the signature of quaresma and other portugese based players- Anderson, Nani, Djao, Moutinho. Sir Alex has showed Time and Time again he enjoys signing french players for this reason if Man Utd fail to sign Hargreaves they could go after jean makoun or who I think is a better replacement: Jeremy Toulalan (of Lyon I think)
Strikers- they don't need any, they have up and comings Rossi and dong fangzhuo also Saha and Rooney, smith. C Ronaldo IS NOT leaving Man Utd Barcelona and Real Madrid the two clubs with the financial firepower who are chasing him both are in a state of disarray and poor form which is all over the place, also vnistelrooy at Madrid could put him off completely. With Barcelona having constant squabbles lately and some of their stars looking likely to leave, Barca may not look such an attractive proposition after all. Also Ronaldo is in the best form of his career and his team still with a great chance of winning the treble!
Blackburn rovers are set to swap morten g pederson for Craig Bellamy plus 6 mil the 6 mil will then buy d. duff from nufc 100% true also rovers jason donkey Roberts will be leaving
Chelsea desperately need cover next season for cb and rb expect either D Alves and a cb to come in or M Richards who can play both positions
To the person who cliams that Tevez is going to Liverpool on a free - what have you been smoking? If the FA have raised charges against WHU for not declaring all the paper work how do you know what it entails. Yes I agree he will join Masch in the summer but on a loan basis as MSI still hold both players registrations - hence the charges. Kuyt will not be leaving either. 2 years Rafa took to sign him now he's got real investment he's not going to lose one of his kingpins. Liverpool will not be launching a £50m move for Ronaldiniho as he is joining AC Milan to join up with Ronaldo and Kaka who is staying put. However the big deal for the Anfield club will be a shock move for Messi. The main problem at Barca is the club is devided into 2 groups the Europeans and the South Americans. The club has decided to ship out all the South Americans and start again under a new manager!
Everton will sign 5 players this summer. europe or not. in will come Kieran Richardson, David Nugent, Leighton Baines, lars jacobson and a central midfielder, list of 5 but I know 3, manuel fernandes is no1 priority depending on price other two are Joey Barton or Nigel Reo-Coker. out goings depend on europe if they don't qualify James Beattie, Andy van der meyde, Gary Naysmith, Richard wright, Lee carsley will all leave. There is absolutley no chance Mikel Arteta leaving for at least two more seasons when he will go back to Spain if Everton havent progressed to top 4 contenders. if they qualify for europe Beattie and carsley will stay with James vaughn going to Preston on year long loan as part of nugent deal. I'm not sayingthis is all true but the last 3 summers my source has been 90% right.
I used to go to John Moores uni in Liverpool and was back there for a re-union at the weekend and all the talk was of benitez reacting to the defaet to Man Utd by ditching Bellamy, pennant and croch in favour of klose, Tevez and Lennon with crouch as bait for mj at Spurs. surely berbatov won't be long at Spurs either - should form dream team with Kuyt.
will people stop say Villa will sign Villa its a no no
but they will sign Sidwell it's a done deal wait and see, he won't go to Celtic as he will join Villa in June.
Spurs also will not sign David Villa but are after Ashton to replace Mido who will sign for Man City.
Robbie Keane or Defoe will leave also one of them will sign for Aston villa
Aston Villa will sign Giles Barnes for 5mil aswell
Darren bent has a choice of four clubs to sign for come the summer
2 Aston villa
5. birminham if they go up
Everton could be set to sign joe cole or swp in the summer depending on which one jose mourinhio wants to keep
There will be changes at Chelsea in the summer. M. Hedman will go and join H. Larsson at Helsinborgs on a free, Y. Makalamby will go to West Brom on loan, N. Morais will go on loan to Sunderland on loan, Boulahrouz will make his way back to Holland to join Ajax, Ferriera will join Celtic for just £2. 5m, M. Woods will go to Watford for £500K when they get relegated and startlet Ben Sahar will join Aston Villa when Angel leaves. They will bring in a few players. Fabio Cannavaro will move from an unsuccesfull Time at Real Madrid and move to Stamford Bridge for £20m, Ujfalusi will join from Fiorentina for a nominal fee, Bentley will join from Blackburn, massive striker Nikola Zigic will join for about £8m from Santander and Zambrotta will join from Barcelona on a free transfer. It will not be over though, their last transfer will be from Lyn (the same club which John Obi Mikel joined from) and the Nigerian startlet named Chinedu Ogbuke will join suprisingly after turning down Wigan.
Celtic next season have a budget of 18m but 5m of that will go to the debt so they have a budget of around 13m to spend as they wish. Strachan will have a look at Robbie Keane but Spurs maybe reluctant not to sell him, he will also not be signing Scott Brown as he wants to play with Rangers, he will not sign Sidwell as he is rumoured to be signing for villa, strachan is looking at Freddy adu for 1. 5m, and a colombian teenage sensation dubed the new valderaama, sherman cardenas for 750k, they are also looking to sign Steven whittaker for 700k, and are still looking at Danny shittu from Watford 1m as it looks like bobo balde is going back to France to play for nantes, Celtic are also looking at hungarian teenager dudas, and are looking at Darren fletcher for 4m as he stated that if he doesn't start getting first team football he may start to look elsewhere and also I heard that Gary o'connor was at Celtic park at the end of January trying to win a move to Celtic and also appologise to Alex mcleish about his posted missing in the ukraine, and finally Celtic players nakamura, gravesen, jarosik, miller will not be leaving as they can see big things happening at the club. Rangers will sign broadfoot, Scott brown, Alan gow, Steven naismith and Lee McCulloch and they will sign David weir permanently from Everton and will sign Scott mcdonald.
Anyone got more Birhimgham rumours?
Who's coming if we promote to the Prem?
WHEN Charlton stay up they will keep all of their players and sign:
Zheng Zhi 2. 5m
Rangers lookin 2 bring in a few bosmans thiz summer. theze include broadfoot, gow, distan and Sidwell. Walter also looking at McCulloch, Rasiak, Brown, Whittaker and Richard Wright. He feels he can challenge Celtic with thiz squad!
Assuming we stop up, I have heard that The Blades will immediately invest money in finishing the kop increasing the capacity quite considerably. Also a sum of around £25m will be made available for transfer activity. Expect no big names to leave but one or two to arrive. don't, however, expect Warnock to be the one doing the buying.
Rafa will opt to buy mainly English players this year and definitely sign.
Aaron Lennon - £16m
SWP - £11m
Woodgate - £8m
Micah Richards - £10m (plus Hyypia)
Darren Bent - £14m
Pennant and Bellamy will leave.
Richards / Carra / Woodgate / Riise
SWP / Gerrard / Alonso / Lennon
Kuyt / Bent
SUBS: Carson / Finnan / Agger / Sissoko / Crouch
Everton need a good strike partner for A.J and Beattie most probably being sold and vaughn and anicheibe a bit too Young Moyes has sevreal options to go for
Nugent - possibly, but only 13 or so goals this season can he make the step up
with Moyes wanting to spend his money wisely other options are.
keane - 7mil
smith - 6mil
ashton - 6 mil
Harewood 4 mil
Tevez - 6 mil
mido - 4 mil
and Moyes wants a a middfielder as well Manny Fernandes looks favourite as he has impressed so far if he continues to and Moyes has the money he will probally be the one who comes how ever if he doesn't Moyes may go for.
Reo Coker - 6mil
Barton - 6mil
Nolan - 6mil
Expect Pepe Reina to move from Lfc in the summer. the amount of blunders he makes is increadible. Carson will return and be the first choice gk. Liverpool will sign Barnetta from Bayer Leverkusen as benitez seeks a left winger
To the person that said crouch is off to Spurs. My mate works in the club shop and he overheard MJ talking after training saying that he had lined up Zigic for the summer. The red baron.
To the "person in the know" who wrote that Sidwell would not be signing for Celtic or Rangers due to the interest from Arsenal and Chelsea and the wages they could offer, since when did Mr murray know all about Celtics sigining policies? Also Sidwell will seriously consider Celtic as the lure of medals and european nights is something that would appeal to any footballer wanting to play, not sign for Chelsea/ Arsenal and be nothing more than a bit player. Rangers will not sell to an ulster/ english consortium, this was nothing more than a publicity stunt by a (former) ulster politician who was doing nothing more than securing votes in the province. 1 0r 2 major signings for Rangers, does this include Kirk broadfoot from st mirren who, along with Alan gow from FalKirk, are already done deals?
Celtic will try and tie up Sidwell along with David nugent, strachan sees the Preston front man as the perect foil for January venegoor of hesselink, with Young cillian sheridan waiting in the wings.
c'mon the hoops
According to some posters on this site, Spurs will sell Berbatov, Defoe, Mido, Keane, and Lennon, really? Now the reality check, Spurs have not invested huge sums in building a squad just to sell their prized assets, these are the players who the squad will be built around and if anyone comes calling it will take £30 Million for either Lennon or Berbatov. Mido could leave but why sell if Berbatov was going? Why break up the best potential strike force in the premiership? Reality is Spurs will add to the squad and only sell fringe players. MGP, Zigic (if Mido leaves) and Graveson will come in whilst Murphy and Ghaly will be let loose.
Rumours from the Blues. My regular inside information from the steward at St. Andrews came up with info again at Sundays game V. Cardiff. Sullivan and the Golds have pledged to spend spend spend if Brucie can get them up. With the Larsson deal done, Arsenal have also offered Muamba (£3m) following the recent performances of Denilson, Muamba is now further down the pecking order and may join if we go up. Aresne Wenger has also offered Bendtner for another year on loan - but only if we are in the Premiership as he wants him to gain top flight experience. If up then a big clear out will take place: Forsell (too injury prone), Jaidi (too many red cards!), Clemence, Gray, Maik and Martin Taylor, Danns, Nafti and Tebily (already proven not up to Prem standards) will be sold off or let go. Apparently bruce has tageted the following: Solskjaer (Man. Utd £500k) or Fowler (Liverpool £1m) as experienced strikers to help the development of Jerome and DJ. He will also look to pick up some some Young talent from abroad: Puerta (Spanish winger from Sevilla £2. 5m), Thomas Vermaelen (Centre Half from Ajax £2m), Martin Latka (who was on loan last season £2. 5m), Stijn Schaars and Moussa Dembele (AZ in Holland £4m combined) are all currently being tracked. Bruce has also apparnetly been told to leave £5m to one side for 'A Big Signing' but word has not yet got out about who is being targeted altough they do have one particular player in mind. So all we have to do now is stop faffing around, win a few games and make sure of promotion. BLUENOSE!