Football Rumours Archive April 08 2008
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Ive heard that Ricardo Quaresma could be moving to Arsenal for a cut fee. lets wait and see
Newcastle United Transfers –
Jussi Jaaskelainen – Free Transfer
David Bentley – £12 mill
Wayne Bridge – £5 mill
Wes Brown – Free Transfer
Peter Crouch – £12 mill
Steve Harper – £500 thousand
Celestine Babaryaro – £750 thousand
Stephen Carr – £1 mill
Shola Ameobi – £2 mill
Ashely Young £12 million
Rangers' Alan Gow rumoured to be joining either Aberdeen or Plymouth in the Summer
What a load of rubbish about Robbie Keane going to his "boy hood heros" as Robbie Keane is a die hard Celtic fan.
Strachan out with either Mark McGhee, Mark Hughes, Davie Moyes or Tony Mowbray taking over.
Celtic team being gutted and sayting goodbye to Caldwell, Mcmanus, Donati, Gravesan, JVOH, Killen, Naka, M. Brown, Pressely
Coming in will be Stephen Hunt, Samaras, Richard Dunne, Damien Duff, Hyypia, with another few as Celtic look to win back the champoinsship back from the orcs at the piggery.
It's been a long time since I have last posted on this site, as far as the memory goes it was when I informed you about Eduardo.
Ladies and Gents, make your own mind up, but Arsene will not be spending next season, the TEAM are on track and have done what was expected of them.
Expect to see the likes of PEDRO, MERIDA, BARAZITE, VELA, LANSBURY, NORDVIET Etc make senior appearances.
The news on ROSICKY and VAN PERSIE is that their long term injuries have past, Van Persie has been training to change his style of running (similar to ROBBEN) and Rosicky has done extra training to build his ankle musles aswell as fitness.
FLAMINI has been holding out on a contract simply because he wants to concentrate on WINNING something before commiting, he is staying.
Hearts have signed Dundee United midfielder Morgaro Gomis. The 22 year old has agreed terms with the Tynecastle outfit, a fee has been agreed, and Gomis will join up in time for the start of pre–season training. Hearts are also close to signing Mark Kerr after he rejected a new contract with United. There are a number of clubs interested in the midfielder but Hearts look to be leading the chase, however Kerr will not make a descion until the end of the season.
Norwich will shock their fans in the Summer with the permanant signing of young whizzkid Ryan Bertrand. With Norwichs board finally realising that Roeder needs cash to splash in the Summer they will give him his wish of a large budget to play with and using it he will buy.
Martin Taylor (Birmingham)
Wes Hoolahan (Blackpool)
Izale Mcleod (Charlton)
Ian Harte (Sunderland)
Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea)
Derek Riordan (Celtic)
and Jermaine Beckford (Leeds) if they do not get up to the championship.
There could be others aswell so.
Out will be going.
Dion Dublin (Retiring)
Simon Lappin (Motherwell)
Ryan Jarvis (Leyton Orient)
Rossi Jarvis (Northampton)
Chris Marin, Bally Smart, Cave–Brown and Renton will all be probably going out on loan
Next season NCfc make the Premiership
The Hammers to sign Luca Toni 8 Million due to the connection with Gianluca Nani. the Hammers will also step up the interest in Joe Mattock, Mark Beevers and Danny Haynes but face a battle for their signatures. Also expect to see Freddie Sears and James Tomkins have a regular place in the side.
Crystal Palace news will sign Kaspars Gorks, Wes Hoolahan, Jordan Spence (on Loan) and Cameron Jerome.
Alex Mclaughlin from South Croydon.
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If WHUfc sell gk Green then expect Arsene Wenger 2 sign green 4 sure. With Arsene Wenger set 2 move 4 a replacement 4 Senderos it is heard that Arsene Wenger might make a move 4 Tottenham defender Dawson who could leave Tottenham with maybe Song or Djourou going the other way 2 Tottenham. Gilbert to leave Arsenal might go 2 Wigen or Birmingham City.
Ricardo Quaresma £5 million/Ashely Young £12 million
Anthony Vanden Borre 4–6 million
Expect Ronnie Rosential to get coaching roll at Chelsea next year when Steve Clarke leaves. He is good friends with Avram Grant. They own a boat together.
GK– Carson leaving for around £6 million
RB– Rafinha – deal completed
LB– Riise leaving, Insua promoted from reserves. Heinze will be asked for if Alonso goes to Real Madrid
CM– possible swap + cash, Alonso for DeLa Red/Heinze, Plessis promoted from reserves
LM– Kewell leaving
RM– Pennant leaving, top targets are Bentley and Lennon
Striker– Veronin and Crouch leaving (Crouch unlikely to sign new contract). Replacement will depend availability. David Villa and Aguero not targets
Returning Southampton chairman Rupert Lowe could begin his charm offensive to win over the club's fans by awarding a testimonial to legendary forward Ron Davies.
Davies was one of the country's most feared goalscorers in the 60's, but has suffered poor health and financial hardship since retiring in the United States. Now he desperately needs funding to finance a hip operation.
With glamorous opposition difficult to attract, they may well invite Davies' first club Chester on an emotional occasion for the big Welshman.
Premier League 2008–09
Arsenal–Deigo Capel–£10 million
Aston Villa–Jimmy Bullard–£5.5 million
Birmingham City–Johan Djourou–£3 million
Blackburn Rovers–Jermaine Pennent–£8 million
Chelsea–Luka Modric–£11 million
Everton–Pascal Chimbonda–£5 million
Hull City–Fraizer Campbell–£4 million (Come On the Tigers)
Liverpool–David Bentley–£14.5 million
Manchester City–Geovani Dos Santos–£7 million
Man United–Zarate–£12.5 million
Middlesbrough–Paul Robinson–£4.5 million
Newcastle United–Aaron Lennon–£13 million
Portsmouth–John Mensah–£5 million
Reading–Clinton Morrison–£2 million
Stoke City–Patrik Berger–Free Transfer
Sunderland–Darren Fletcher–£6 million
Tottenham Hotspur–Diego Forlan–£8 million
West Bromwichich Albion–Jason Koumas–£5.75 million
the Hammers–Steve Sidwell–£3 million
Wigan Athletic–Giles Barnes–£4 million
MAN UNITED Rumours
Sir Alex knows for Man United to dominate EPL and Europe he needs a top class out and out Striker.
There is only one Striker Sir Alex wants and that man is Karim Benzema, Benzema has stated that he wants at least one more season at Lyon, but Sir Alex knows that if he is to get his man, then the time to act is know. Man United will make an offer as soon as the window opens, the bid will be in excess of £30 million. Although Sir Alex is pushing for the sale of Louis Saha, he may be included in the fee?
Also staying with Lyon, after the two legs SAF, Coaching staff and the players were all impressed with Clerc and especially Jeremy Toulalan, because of this Man United scouts have been sent to monitor both players, with bids most certainly being offered in the Summer as well as keep taps on Benzema.
SAF wants Miguel Veloso, after hearing great things from scouts and also Nani. He see's Veloso as a great prospect and someone who will compliment Anderson very well. Now the most shocking of all the news I have been told from a reliable source is that Owen Hargreaves will be sold in the Summer, due to constantly being late for Training, team meeting and even several matches, he has apparently missed the team coach on 4 separate occasions and had to drive to them games in his own vehicle. This is where Toulalan comes into the equation, he sees him as the ideal player to proptect his back four and with Veloso along side him, this would make for a very organised, strong partnership.
Almost off will happen, Toulalan is about 60 percent, the rest almost certain.
Karim Bezema – £30 million
Clerc – £10 million
Veloso – £13 million
Toulalan – £18 million
Total = 71 million
Wes Brown – free
John O'shea – £7 million – Newcastle, Bolton, Boro, Everton.
Saha – £6 million – Lyon (as part of the Benzema deal), PSG, Nantes, Nice, RC Lens
Owen Hargreaves – £15 million – Everton, Bayern, Inter, Juve
Johnny Evans – £5 million – Sunderland
Danny Simpson – £3.5 million – Sunderland, Rangers.
Thomas Heaton – £1 million – Crewe, Stockport, Hull
Tomasz Kuszack – Loan
Rafeal and Fabio – Sporting – Loan
Total = 37.5 million
Overall Total = 33.5 million
Keegan is looking to keep his 4–3–3 all out attack formation next season and is going to be armed with a very large war chest.
Arshavin and Veluso have been touted as his first two major signings and expect a bid for Crouch to replace the ageing Viduka. The centre back position to play alongside Taylor will most probably be Dunne. Keegan has been very impressed with the improvement of Enrique but still might look to add Shorey or even Leighton Baines.
Right I have had enough of people arguing on this site. No players are looking at houses elsewhere yet otherwise this would of been breaking news on Sky Sports. Tottenham as far as I am aware do not want to sell Lennon as Ramos has already stated. Tottenham are making an approach for David Bentley, no this does not mean we will get him as I am not sure on Rafa if he's going to try for him aswell. Villa has said he wants to play under Ramos but also Liverpool have a lot of Spanish speaking players/staff which could help. Fact is no one knows yet until he speaks out in person about him transfering elsewhere.
Players possible in–
Villa (subject to above)
Bentley (subject to above)
Expect a few changes this Summer but not as many as rumoured.
Gallas will be leaving for Juve to team up with Ranieri, Djourou will sign for Wigan, Villa or Newcastle.
Hoyte will leave for Birmingham or to be replaced in the first team squad by Loic Abenzoar of Lyon.
Giovanni dos Santos will be a target as his first team appearances have been limited for Barcelona.
Expect Flamini to stay and Gilbeto to leave for Spain or Germany.
John Bostock may be on his way to the Emirates.
If Adebayor expresses a dersire to leave for Italy Huntelaar will be his replacement.
First team action for Merida, Vela and Alex Song.
What is wrong with Tottenham fans, one Carling Cup and all of a sudden they signing players like Villa. The only reason you are mentioned as a big club is because you are based in London and get lots of press. Realistic signings for Tottenham are Crespo of Sevilla and Ramsey.
Jimmy Briand has been stated as the new Thierry Henry and Arsenal reportedly interested could he be the major signing in the Summer? 31 goals in 81 games is that good enough, I know he's young but is that Arsenal quality?
Diogo has said it would be a dream to sign for Arsenal, Wenger knows he needs a player like him, looks likely he could grab him
Phillipe Mexes could Wenger transform him to become a more disaplined player? Might be cover for the disappointing Senderos
Ben Arfa? attitude problem put off but was not it the same for Van Persie and look what happened there, but it looks like it is a cover–up to swoop another player
Bastian Schweinsteiger – was promising when broke into the German National Team but then seems to have gone donw hill, do not think Arsene would be interested and would he really be willing to leave Bayern – I do not think so
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Ronaldinho will not be heading to Manchester City but will definitely be leaving FC Barcelona for either AC or Inter or Arsenal or Liverpool. He is not interested in playing for Chelsea.
Championship true transfers:
Kris Commons £1.5 million (Preston)
Cristophe Berra £2.5 million (Wolves)
Jamal Campbell–Ryce £250 k (Blackpool)
Wes Hoolahan £1.1 million (Sheff United)
Freddy Eastwood £1.5 million (Coventry)
Gary Breen FREE (Barnsley)
Sherjill MacDonald £1 million (Cardiff)
Greg Halford (permanent) £3 million (Charlton)
Lets clear a few thing's up as to who knows what and who knows nowt, first off S10 seems he knows little about football DEFOE has already signed a permanent deal at Pompey, SCOTT CARSON will not be going to TOTTENHAM.JR thinks ROBBO is better than CARSON anyway, BENTLEY has now stated on txt and in the press (that is if you do not read the comics) that HE wants A RETURN HOME TO LONDON, Then there is the DAVID VILLA tug of war which will only end one way, if you can read Spanish then keep looking at the Spanish press websites, where he HAS stated of his desire to play for JR and to play in LONDON, please keep looking up the sites it will resurface I am sure at the end of the season again then maybe you will stop saying he's off to Liverpool with the other 10 forwards your buying, Tottenham will not even sign him before the euro's that is how positive they are and how positive JR is, not moving will be ROBBIE KEANE with all the other forwards linked to Liverpool ROBBIE has stated he do not like playing in goal, not moving to TOTTENHAM as stated by one SPUR is ARSHAVIN (going to Everton), N'ZOGBIA (going to ARSENAL) and lulinha. have heard the rumour regarding POULSEN and JARQUE who having seen a few times I think is poor, but POULSEN?, not even heard about POGREBNIAK?. As for CROUCH coming back to SPURS it will not happen, they will by then have three world class forwards in BERBATOV, KEANE and DAVID VILLA + the emerging stunning talent of TOMAS PEKHART so ending the stupid rumour of CROUCH, CROUCH will stay at Liverpool and will be joined by our LENNIE, BENT will go to one of four club's the Hammers, Aston Villa, Liverpool or Pompey, if off to Pompey BENT may be joined by JENAS? after the euro's get ready for an all out war for KRANCJAR with about five to six club's after his services inc all club's mentioned so far, so with Liverpool mentioned, he must be off to them cause they will say so expect LIVERPOOL to make an offer + player for GAMST PEDERSON, should be a midfield of GAMST–PEDERSON, MASS, GERRARD and LENNON, as for up front
ANFIELD may be the suprise destination of HENRY.
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