Football Rumours Archive August 08 2008

 

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Firstly to the guy that said Arsenal are tryin to get velso but he cst £18 million so is too expensive, and also motinho will cost £17 million well you are wrong arsne is watchin motinho closly to see if Everton get a bid accepted den dey can also equal the bid or overtake it. think about it would montinho come Arsenal or Everton. Montinho will be the last signing we will not sing Alonso as Liverpool do not want to sell and velso is not as good as motinho but may cost less dependin on the Clause before 15th August he can leave for £15 million same as montinho
Arsenal 4 lyf
  I have just been away in Spain for three weeks and heard a few interesting rumours from my source as soon as I got home.

Following the sale of David Bentley, Paul Ince's Blackburn have an extra £15 million to spend on strengthening their midfield. Ince will be looking for a centre midfielder and a new right winger. For the right Jermaine Pennant tops the list for £7 million and the remaining £8 million will be spent on Paul Ince's former team–mate Paul Scholes or Hamit Altintop of Bayern Munich.

Tottenham are going to keep on spending until the cows come home, a few people on their list include Diego Milito (Zaragoza), Thiago Motta (Barcelona), Carlos Cuellar (Rangers) and if Berbatov should leave then Ramos will buy Luis Fabiano (Seville).

Liverpool will still sign Barry, but have been priced out of David Silva as Barcelona have lodged an £18 million bid. Rafa will instead turn his attention to another Valencia winger, Joaquin. He will also still sign Antonio Valencia.

Arsenal will sign Miguel Veloso of Sporting, Arshavin will make his move to FC Barcelona over the next few weeks and Robinho will join Chelsea for £27 million, making way for Kalou and maybe Anelka to move on.

The Matador
  After the humiliating defeat to kaunas Rangers will sell a number of players, these will not include Carlos Cuellar Lee McCulloch or Kris Boyd. Darcheville, Cousin, Hemdani, will all definatley go. Burke will be leaving in January as he is injured at the moment. Daily will leave then too. Boyd will go if he is not made a regular in the first team by January. Rangers will make one more signing and that is it, possibly on loan with a view to sign him full time like the Webster deal
  100 percent Genuine transfer Rumor.
I have a mate in the youth team at Stoke. He's just told me that Carlos Cuellar is being shown round the training ground. The deal is £1.5 million + Ricardo Fuller. This is the flair player needed to finish th e Mighty Gers. Also strong links of Novo to leave for Crewe and McCeveley and Quashie to complete the Rangers line up.
  To the people posting about Chimbonda leaving:

"I know Sunderland have a good manager and when I came here I saw the training ground and I think it is a good place for me.

"It did not come as a surprise to me because apart from Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, every club is the same, nobody is bigger.

"Sunderland have good players and hopefully I can play football and enjoy the fans, and everyone is happy." – Pascal Chimbonda on his move to Sunderland.

Sounds like a guy who wants to leave, do not you think?

Sunderland Rumours:

Benni McCarthy
Louis Saha
Mladen Petric
Lee Naylor
Teemu Tainio
  "West Bromwich Albion will sign Liverpool forward Krisztian Nmeth on a one year loan deal on Friday, my brother is the fitness coach and was told that this was near enough a done deal after having a medical with West Bromwich on Wednesday. "

To the person who posted that, Nemeth was not at a medical because he was playing in a friendly against Valerenga in Norway. Do one son.
  Firstly, I love how so many Liverpool rumours state a player having supported them as a lad LOL. Liverpool will sign Barry and no other big money players, maybe one or two young prospects but that is it. Pennant will leave, as will another first team player to cover the signing of Barry (Kuyt, Alonso. ).
I understand Everton will go back in with a bid for Moutinho now some cash has been raised from AJ, but at the end of the Summer Everton aim to break even in signings with Kenwright keen to sell, however I am lead to believe this will not match the £20 million Sporting are after, but it is possible it may be accepted if it is close/add ons etc.
Moyes will also look to sign a forward, possibly Smith or Nugent.
. Get real with the rumours, I will seriously embarass the fake posters.
SN
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It's been heard NUfc are in on going talks about a possable deal 2 sign Senderos. Arsene Wenger wants £10 million how ever if the deal goes through an NUfc player might be part of the deal and it will not be gk Shay Given but someone else.
  Celtic – Following the collapse of deal for Tamas, WGS used last nights friendly agaiunst Mn City to run the rule over O'Dea and Cuthbert, he was'nt disappointed. He will use the $3.5 million set aside for Tamas to pursue Darren Fletcher as speculation continues about Scott Brown's future. Gravesen, Riordan, Donati and Naylor were also under scrutiny last night and these 4 will be shown the exit door. Paul Robinson of West Bromwich is definitely on WGS's radar and a deal involving Naylor and/or Riordan is likely. Look out for Paul Caddis moving straight into the first team as a reward for his performances pre–season where he has been outstanding. – lONG WAY TO GO, but 4 IN A ROW. HAIL HAIL
  Hey, I have a friend who works in the finance department for Liverpool FC. He said that an amount of 8 Million has been put aside, ready to be sent to Newcastle in a few days. Tom Hicks has also asked the people down there to find a way for 18 Million to be raised before Friday lunchtime at the latest. So to me this sounds like James Milner and Gareth Barry are on their way to Liverpool.
He also told me that three players are being bid for, with two of those on contract talks as we speak. The two players on contract talks are Voronin and Finnan, negotiating with Sunderland. The fee is in the region of Voronin= £3 million, Finnan= £1.8 million.
The third player is Dirk Kuyt, a bid of £12 million has been made but the papers say Liverpool want £16 million.

You might ask, why do the finance department know all this, it's because everything that happens at Liverpool to do with money goes through them. They know the names of players going out because they have invoices come through for the travel to Sunderland.
They do not know the names of transfer targets, I just guess it is barry and milner.
Thanks.
  Aston Villa could bid £15 million for Luis Fabiano. The Brazilian who starred at Sevilla last season, becoming second highest scorer in the Primera Liga, has been linked with a move away from Sevilla since the departure of Juande Ramos.
  CHARLTON ATHLETIC NEWS

zheng zhi is leaving Charlton with Fulham and westbrom chasing his signiture. jerome thomas is wanted by Queens Park Rangers and also Fulham.

Charlton will complete the loan signign of cranie befoore the season kicks off alone with alexi smertin on a free transfer returning to Charlton and pard s will want one more player thought to be James Collins or Nigel Quashie
  Aguero will not go to Liverpool. He is best mates with Carlos Tevez and he wants the Wonder–kid to join him next Summer when Ronaldo leaves. Man United are also still tracking Jovetic dan83
  Dave Jones is looking to bring Daniel Pacheco to Cardiff on loan.
  To all the people saying Darren Fletcher will sign for Celtic it is pure rubbish as I know for a fact that he is a massive Rangers supporter.

Rangers
In
Davis 3. 575 mill

Out
Gow 215k Burnley
Cousin 700 k Caen

W. A. T. P 51 n Counting
  Told you first about Luke Young putting in a transfer request. Bad news for us Middlesbrough fans. There may be another big name sale before the start of the season too if an acceptable offer comes in. There will also be two new arrivals before the transfer window closes. One still likely to be Harper. No better than what we have in my opinion.
  Rumours of a mystery signing at Villa to replace Barry, who is gone by tomorrow. The mystery signing will exceed all expectations. Cannot reveal sources, but the replacement will be Riquelme in a massive statemennt of intent from Villa.
  Information on the new sponsors for all Baggies fans. New sponsor will be announced on Friday 8th August. Think about the date, 08/08/08. New sponsors will be 888. Deal completed weeks ago but 888 wished it to be announced on this unique date. The press conference to introduce 888 will also see the Albion announce two major signings.
Thought to be Thompson of Rangers and Brown of Celtic. Mowbray been tracking these two all Summer.
  My Uncle currently works in the press office at Upton Park. Alot of talk about the Hammers being skint, trust me this is not the case. There are 3 or 4 BIG signings coming very soon. I have only been told about two of these so far, one is Samuele Eto'o and the other is Maxi Rodriguez. I have been told the other two players are youngsters but very well known.
  Liverpool will sign Gareth Barry for £17 million + Finnan and that will be the end of the transfer dealings unless very strong bids come on for Pennant (6 million+ ) or Voronin (4 million+ ) or Alonso (16 million+ )

Liverpool will wait until January and then move to sign Michael Owen for next season on a free transfer to replace Voronin
  Those who think that Sergio Aguero is joining Man United for £30 million need to think again. When Liverpool signed Torres, and Garcia went the other other way, they secured a five year first option on Aguero and the only way that anyone else can buy him is if they match the minimum release Clause of £75 million. As Man United do not have that much money and the Fergie would never spend that much on one player I do not think you will see Kun in a United shirt soon. Expect Liverpool to sign him next season, with Alonso and Kuyt in exchange, as a long term replacement for Gerrard and make a front line of Keane, Torres, Babel and Aguero. With Gerrard, Mascherano, Barry (not long now) and Lucas backing up we will be unstopable. LFC forever.
  Sorry about getting my stadium info in a twist. The big top notch plan 55 thousand all seater was called in although the "second" smaller stadium was given the green light but it was decided that it was not a home fitting of Everton. Makes you wonder if a top four club would have their stadium plans called in. probably not.
  In an amazing shock move RANGERS have persuaded legendary ex Bayern Munich left back Bixente Lizarazu out of retirement – this straight from Walter himself
  Javier Mascherano is a 32 million target for FC Barcelona but Liverpool will not sell at any price.
  Everton will sign M'bia–5 million Smith–3 million Fernandes–6 million Moutinho–17 million Militto7 million
Spend38 million
In10.5 million
Net spend–27.5 million
  Sheff Wednesday to complete their takeover within the next five days. Brian Laws will sign one player in the Summer who will be David Healy of Fulham, As Andy Johnson has taken his place in the Fulham side. Expect to see Wednesday use plenty of their youth side next season with Mark Beevers, And Jason Mok makin the step up next season. : ).

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  Freddie Ljungberg, Nicky Shorey and Danny Haynes are being pursued by the relentless Harry Redknapp.
  Rumours doing the rounds are that Romas two targets off Yossi and Menez are Plan B after a move for Silva failed. Do not expect Yossi to move unless a bid of around £8 million surfaces. Do expect, however Menez to leave, with Utaka of Portsmouth amongst the list of possibilities to replace him. Expect Monaco to also bid for Sebastian Larsson. Fenerbahce want Fran Merida on loan. Also the possibilty of Barragan going there on loan after Liverpool buy him back. Apparently his buy–back Clause is significantly less than his market value. Rick Parry has also cheekily suggested Deportivo pay Liverpool an 'adjustment' and keep all parties settled.
  To the person who saw Yves Makalamby at Celtic Park – you must have superhuman eyesight, as he is currently in Beijing with the Belgian Olympic squad.
  Heart Of Midlothian
Reports in Poland are linking Scottish club Heart Of Midlothian with a move for Peruvian forward Hernan Rengifo who currently plays for Lech Poznań. Apparently Rengifo would jump at the chance to play in Scotland.
  Aberdeen are closing in on a few targets at the moment. Sone Aluko looks to be heading back to todders for another season, JC has Alan Gow on stanby if this does not go through, Rangers need to get rid of some of their first team squad after their humping in Europe: –)

Also look at Alan Maybury resigning for the Dons, he has not found a club yet and is still avaiable.

Laslty Willie Miller and JC have been working on their big name signing to excite the fans for a while, this is nearly complete and be the final piece for third place (or even second with Rangers downfall) this season.
  Sunderland will sign Alan Smith for £3 million rising to £5.5 million depending on appearences and goals scored, this will mean prica and Chopra leaving with Chopra going to hull, Sunderland are also in talk with Fulham about the possibility of signing Danny Murphy and Diomansy Kamara.
  Inside Info From Edinburgh's Premium Rumourspaper


Hi Guys, I can offer another snippet of info for my Hibernian supporting chums.

Mixu has one game to save his job. If he does not get a win this weekend he will be asked to leave. Unfortunately his contract is for five years and the board can not afford to pay the compensation so they will ask him nice. If he holds on they have threatened to go to the Courts to get the contract cancelled due to goings on his private life which violate the contract. Sorry I can not go in to more details but obviously the Hibernian board want to avoid this bad press. Peter Grant is the name tipped to my superior as the next man in charge at Easter Road.

At Hearts, Tullberg will sign from Reggina on Monday. A goalkeeper being looked at as well but nothing will happen until nearer the end of the month to give Stevie Banks a chance to claim the No. 1.


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  My mate works at Anfield and said that Sunderland have made offers for Voronin and Finnan.
  Free agent Freddie Ljunberg could be heading to Manchester City with Mark Hughes being very keen about the former the Hammers and Arsenal star. City are likely to offer the Swede a good pay package on a two year deal after missing out on top target Ronaldinho.
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  David Moyes is on the verge of making a surprise move for Portsmouth forward David Nugent while also pursuing a deal for Joao Moutinho.
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  I have heard on good authority that Alan Smith story is merely to throw tabloids of the scent of two signings that DM and BK are interested in. Johnson will go through for initial £9 million, then up to £12 million on appearances etc. etc. Once this goes through, Moyes will quickly use part cash to bring in a midfielder. Manny will be back on one year loan to appeae fans. Am hearing that Gosling, Rodwell will have big parts to play this season hence the cash not that evident, however before end of August, although very late, Moyes will have his five signings. Moutinho will be signed at whatever cost, however this will only be done to keep fans quiet, the others will be more conservative in terms of money as BK waiting for backers to take the club from him and is not wanting to be remembered in same fashion as Peter Johnson. We will get the big one, and four others however the kids will be blooded.
  I work at the Emirates stadium and the word going around is that Arsene is close to completing a deal for Brazilian Wonder–kid lulinha from corinthians. It's also well known that he wants to bring in another central midfielder, that player will be none other than danielle de Rossi from AS Roma, at a cost of £16 million.
  West Bromwich Albion will sign Liverpool forward Krisztian Nmeth on a one year loan deal on Friday, my brother is the fitness coach and was told that this was near enough a done deal after having a medical with West Bromwich on Wednesday.
  To the Arsenal fan who said they would sign Yakubu for £7 million please can you wake up and smell the coffee. Everton paid 11.6 million for him last Summer that was before he grabbed himself 26 goals.

Everton will complete the signings of.

Jao moutinho–17 mill
Joaquin–10 milion
Diego millito– 7.5 mill

outs. just Andy johnson

there is however a strong rumour that xabi Alonso will join best friend Mikel Arteta at Goodison in the next few weeks.

also Everton will be sold by chairman this week for a reported sum of 300 million.

remember you heard it hear first. was info givin off a friend who spoke with kieran agard the Everton reserve forward.
  Do not know where all these Man United fans are getting their information but they are wrong. Sergio Aguero is on record as being a Liverpool fan from his days when he was playing for Independiente. He has already stated that he does not want to go to Chelsea (just like Elvis Costello – ha.) and he is unlikely to go to Liverpool's fiercest rivals United. He will stay at Atletico for another couple of season's then move to Anfield.
  With Rangers out of Europe Kris Boyd is looking to Dave Jones to sign him for Cardiff City.
  Why would Everton sell Yakubu for £7 million a year after they bought him for 12 and he scored 20 goals in his debut season? Stop talking pony mate. Anyway, as soon as A. J goes, the new faces will start to arrive at Goodison probably starting with Mouthino for £15 million rising to 18.8 million based on qualifying for top four and appearances. Bents 15 goals in three games or something has doubled his value so expect D. M to use his young guns this season. I cannot see him going for Milito or Alan Smith, but Owen maybe, although this would mean a 4–4–2 formation which Moyes is not keen on, but maybe it's the change we need to challenge this season. Expect a bid for Michael Johnson who is stalling on a contract at City especially in the wake of their pot of gold running dry. Downing is always on Moyes' radar and he may attempt to reunite him with the yak at Goodison. The kirby decision will be announced before the 15th and a leaked memo suggests they have been given permission for the initial project never mind the "scaled down" option that was thought to have been put forward. Expect a host of new investment and while it may be too late for the start of the season expect most of the players listed if not all at Goodison by the end of the month, along with the icing on the cake. Moyes signing his new five year contract with a war chest every Summer but he HAS to break the top four stranglehold. Good times ahead Toffees.
  Celtic have moved on to new targets after dropping interest in tamas and basa as these were smokescreens to lawells behind the scenes work.
Celtic will complete the signing of Wonder–kid Crossas, Duff and Mezelder of Real Madrid and the loan signing of a big player from the top 4 in England ( defensive midfielder ).
Wages to fund these will be generated from the departures of Large earners Balde, Graveson and Donati aswell as the extra tv money due to Rangers exit from Champions League. Killen and Riordan are linked with Hearts and Hibernian aswell. All this business to be done by next Saturday. CH
  To the guy trying to determine where Sunderland's £15.5 million transfer kitty is coming from (I would imagine from investment rather than through basic maths): Russell Anderson to St. Mirren? For £1 million St. Mirren's record transfer stands at £400,000 for Thomas Stickroth in a time when the club, like most in Scottish football, was financially better off. Having said that, I would be over the moon if you were right. but you're not.

the open mind
  Just seen Yves Makalambay and Freddie Ljunberg at Celtic ground epect these signings to be announced very shortly.

Mon the hoops
  Exclusive Arsene Wenger has enquired about Andrea Pirlo and Milan got Flamini on a free so they have cover for Pirlo and are Willing to let him go for £15 million, Pirlo is willing to accept Arsene Wenger's contract terms of a three year deal on £70,000. This is exclusive news I work in Arsenal backroom staff, This is Neil BAnfield I could potentially get fired for this because of exposing Arsene's target but it is just so exciting for us and I cannot wait for the World Cup winner to arrive. The deal should be completed by Monday 11th August 2008 10: 30am.
  Can I just say that I am good friends with Darren Fletcher and he will be a Celtic player by 14/08/08 as he has already been at parkhead for a medical and is close to personal terms.
  West Bromwich would like James Collins, Abdoulaye Meite, Kevin Thomson and Per Skjelbred of Rosenborg but will not pay over £2 million for any of them.
  Gary O'Connor to join up with Derek Riordan at Hearts.
  SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY:

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The Takeover is nearly finished and brian laws will not get any money until January. then he will sign the following

DAVID HEALY– Fulham do not want him
SONGO'O
SLUSARSKI– wont get a game at wba
BEN WATSON
ADAM JOHNSON–Middlesbrough
NYATANGA
  EFC breaking news

In light of the Kirkby new stadium call in Moyes has suddenly been released massive funds in the hope that short term success and Champions League action will attract investors – that is the new strategy anyway – it's all the board can do now.

Xabi Alonso is the first – he was seen at Finch Farm yesterday and will be a massive surprise. We all know about Moutinho. MBia and Milito which will go through rapidly now the cash is suddenly available. Alan Smith is to be abandoned – Gutti from Real Madrid is on his last year of his contract and wants to come to the Premier League – this is his chance to be the maestro of Goodison Park.
  Paul Dickov is joining Leicester City on a free transfer on Thursday. R Savage will not however be following Dickov on a journey back to LCFC.

Conrad Logan to be signed on a six month loan by Stockport County.

These moves will all take place before Saturday's match.
  To the person who says Yakubu is on the verge of a "shock" move to Arsenal, check your source next time, Everton hav agreed a £17 million fee for moutinho and Yakubu is extremley happy with Everton's major coup. aresnal are however bidding so far unsuccesfully for miguel veloso and sporting want £18 million for their best player. now Everton factS. In: moutinho (17 million), Manuel Fernandes (6. £25 million) set to be completed by Saturday, and will chase one unnamed player beleived to be ever banega from Valencia to replace Lee carsely. and possibly the signing of Darren Bent if Tottenham bring in arshavin.
  NUfc Latest
Coloccini deal has hit a last minute snag his agent Sergio casteelos has ahd an offer accepted from the Hammers and personal terms have been matched with NUfc, London now seems to be his preferred destination.
CP
  Cardiff City rumour
i have it on good authority that Dave Jones has bid £1.5 million for Blackburns Matt Derbyshire.
Jones watched him in friendly at Wolves.
  The Hammers news. LLjunbergs contract termination was due to personal problems involving his father who has criminal charges against him in Sweden. The real pay off figure was £1.5 million. the Hammers are desperate for another forward as Carlton Cole has looked awful in pre–season and Sears is not ready. Saha is seen as a possibility but his injury record is a big worry. They have offered to loan him for a season with an option to buy if he proves his fitness. Nani has recommended Cavani and balotteli from Italian clubs and one of these will arrive on loan next week with a view to a permanent deal. Joe Mattock also be joining as understudy to McCartney.

Outgoing will be Gabbidon, Collins, Quashie and Etherington. The good youngsters will not be loaned out as Curbishley intends to use the extra subs places this season to bring the best of the youth into the first team, ie Sears, Collison, tomkins and Hines.
  

 
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