Football Rumours Archive April 08 2007
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Players coming in:
Miguel-9mil-he will take the RB position
Ben Haim-free-battle for the CB position
Lennon-10mil+SWP+bridge-to take the RM position
R. Carlos-free-battle with A. cole for LB
SWP and Bridge (part of swap)
Ferreira-5mil-back to Spain
Nearly Mourinho's Philosophy-4 in-3 out.
Liverpool FC -
we will sign eto'o 2 link up with Kuyt upfront.
also, micah Richards, capdevilla and Simao will come in.
youth talent will also b bought:
+ a few cheeky bids 4 aguero n even Kerlon.
Liverpool will sign these players:
David Villa (28million)
Daniel Alves (12.5million)
To the person that said that Arsenal have no money and that Henry will be sold.
1. Keith Edelman had said that Arsene will have money in the Summer (Arsene always has money in the Summer, he just doesn't spend that much of it)
2. Players like Flamini and some others will be sold, so money will come in from them.
3. Henry will NOT be sold, Arsenal want him, Arsene wants him and most of all Henry wants to stay, I quote "This is my last contract, this is where I belong" He has even said he would stay at Arsenal even if Arsene was not here.
Ok now for some transfer rumours.
Outs: Lehmann (Free back to Germany) : Flamini (£4m Juve, Lyon or Monaco) : Eboue (To Seville, swap deal with Alves + £6m to Seville = £12m, Arsene doesn't like his attitude or diving)
Baptista (back to Madrid) : Song (Charlton £2m) : Muamba (B'ham Loan) : Aliadiere (M'boro £4m) : Reyes (Real Mad, Woodgate + £6m) : Traore (Sunderland loan)
Ins: Bendtner (back from B'ham) : Alves (£6m = Eboue) : Ribery £13.5m: Woodgate (Reyes swap + money to us) : Leighton Baines (AW likes Bale but he would be too expensive and would hinder the progress of Traore because of similar age and Baines is probably the second best English LB behind Cole, Bridge is injury prone and one footed - £5m+option of 3 Reserves on Loan) : Maybe Michael Owen - (£14m release Clause, but only if Adebayor does not sign a new contract who will be sold to either. Man United or Inter for £10-12m maybe £14 if Man U) Gordon (90%) / Carson (70%) £5m/ £4m.
Arsenal Team 07/ 08
GK: Gordon/ Carson (1) : Alumnia (24) : Poom (21)
RB: Alves (2) : Hoyte (12) LB: Baines (3) : Clichy (22)
CB: Woodgate (18) : Toure (5) : Gallas (23) : Senderos (6) : Connelly (26)
RM: Hleb (13) : Ljungberg (8) : Walcott (ST also: 32)
LM: Rosicky (7) : Ribery (17)
CM: Fabregas (4) : Gilberto (19) : Diaby (16) : Denilson (15) : Merida (27)
ST: Henry (14) : V. Persie (11) : Bendtner (9) : Adebayor (25) / Owen (10)
Man City will outbid Celtic for Burnleys Kyle Lafferty. They will get him for 3 million
Wolves are also after fellow Irishman Chris McCann for £1.25
Ok haven't posted a rumour here in a while but I have been speaking to my sources and they believe this could be the biggest Summer in transfer history.
The main rumour running around which has been strengthened further this week by Eto'o declaring his love for Liverpool, so expect a £20m deal to be concluded quite quickly after the window opens. Liverpool from what I have been told have drawn up a shortlist of players to take them to Premiership Challenger, believed to be on the shortlist are mainly young English players:
Bent (Just Incase Eto'o doesn't go through)
A lot of youth talent is also being linked along with a couple of world class names such as Eto'o and Tevez.
Chelsea, things have changed there if Mourhino stays and that's a big if, he will only be given the money for one superstar player at most after that it will be down to what he sells will determine what he can buy. Villa has been linked and if it does go to his buy out Clause of £71m Chelsea are the only club who can afford it easily. They are also being linked to Torres and the rumours of going to 4-4-2 next season are linking them to Vincente, but big Roman wants Shevchenko to stay happy and there is a rumour that Shevchenko has said sign Kaka and I will score loads, so don't be suprised to see a bid for the Brazilian superstar. Wright-Phillips is on his way out and Aston Villa seems the likely destination, Villa have been linked with Bellamy but that's a no goer, Defoe on the other hand is likely as is Giles Barnes, Curtis Davies and Jason Koumas. Man Utd, will get a lot of money and they have 4 players targeted, Huntelaar, Nani, Haregreaves and Bale, they see these 4 players as the ones who will sustain them as Champions for a couple of seasons. Arsenal do have an influx of money but won't go crazy they are buying a new goalkeeper and after that not much is known, the CSKA goalkeeper is likely but by no means for sure, as Wenger has to change his targets due to Champions League rules about English players.
If I hear more I will let you all know, but if your a betting man I would put the money on Liverpool to win the title next year, unless Chelsea sign Kaka.
Very strong rumours coming out of Ewood Park! Apparently if WBA fail to gain promotion, then Jason Koumas will be the next recruit for Mark Hughes' talented midfield.
Glen Roder sent scouts to look at these players over the past few weeks there is no point buy young English talent when they are overprice and injury prone Head of scout David mills confirm reports on these players.
Tomas Hubschman £4m
Razvan Rat £3m
Rafel Van der Vaart (Swap)
Dmitry Sychev £3.6m
Lomana Lua Lua will be on his way to Fulham in the Summer. Chris Coleman will sign the DR Congo striker from Portsmouth in the Summer for around £3 million.
SUMMER TRANSFERS WITH ROUGH PRICES
David Villa-Barcelona (20mil+Deco)
de Rossi-Barcelona (14mil)
Ballack-R. Madrid (7mil)
Makelele-R. Madrid (4mil)
Ribery-R. Madrid (13mil)
Chivu-R. Madrid (10mil)
Dirk Kuyt-R. Madrid (13mil)
Deco-Valencia (part of Villa deal)
Luis Garcia-Valencia (5mil)
gudJohnsen-man u (5mil)
swp-Tottenham (swap with Lennon)
bridge-Tottenham (swap with Lennon)
Lennon-Chelsea (bridge, swp, 10mil)
R. Carlos-Chelsea! (free)
Rumours from around Manchester!
PLease can we get a few things straight! O'Shea will not be leaving Man Utd, he's a fans favourite and a very versitile player, why would SAF want to get rid of him The players leaving Man Utd in the Summer are:
Brown (If a young new rightback comes in)
Richardson (Just isn't good enough week in week out) .
Heaton (Too much competition as would be relegated to fourth best gk once Foster comes back)
Plus any youngsters that SAF doesn't think are good enough
PLayers coming in:
Rossi (loan return)
Pique (loan return)
Evans (loan return unless SAF decides to send him back to Sunderland)
Huntelaar/ Tevez approx. 12-17 million (only one unless ole gets injured again and retires)
Nani approx 12-15 million (not 7 million he's muted as the next C. Ronaldo considering Man Utd paid 12.7 million for him 3 seasons ago we are not going to get a kid rated just as good for less!)
Hargreves 20 million (no real surprise there)
Plus a young rightback
PLus youngsters (Brazilian twins Fabio and Rafael, possibally Adu, outside chance of Dos Santos if Barcelona don't get rid of one of their non eu players in the Summer)
Also Torres rumour is a smoke screen to try and get Chelsea to buy him as SAF doesn't think he will be able to adapt to life in Manchester that easily and believes he is overrated.
Squad next season:
EVDS/ B. Foster/ T. Kuzuchec (spelling)
G. Neville/ Brown?/ Rafael N. Vidic/ Pique R. Ferdinand/ J. Evans G. Heinze/ P. Evra/ Fabio
C. Ronaldo/ J. S. Park/ D. Fletcher J. O'Shea/ O. Hargreves M. Carrick/ P. Scholes/ F. Adu R. Giggs/ Nani
W. Rooney/ G. Rossi/ L. Saha?/ C. A. Tevez?/ K. J. Huntelaar?/ O. G. Solskjaer (may have gone into coaching at mufc) / A. Smith
Dong maybe sent out on loan.