Football Rumours Archive June 08 2007
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With Viduka on his way to the Toon Boro are looking for a replacement and Gareth is keen on hard working Heskey. Wigan want £3m plus Riggott.
I have close ties with Liverpool fc's chief scout; Eduardo Macia. He was the one who told me about the two Hungarian stars recently purchased for Liverpool. He told me yesterday that Liverpool will buy the two up and coming stars of football from non other than India. The reasons for buying these players I feel is to corner the fastly rising Sub–continental Market. However Eduardo tells me that the players also have a lot of potential and could become 1st team players. Reuben Nagra the younger but more technical of the two is thought to be the future of Liverpools left wing due to his lightning pace and creative flair (something Liverpool serverly lack) . Manveer Singh a huge Physical presence started off as a targetman much like Peter Crouch but has since been moved to centre back due to his Arial Ability and tough tackling. they will both sign at the end of the week for nominal fees. The Futures Bright the Futures RED.
Clinton Morrison is set to link up with former manager Ian Dowie in a £300,000 move.
Finally, an end to the Alonso/ Sissoko rumours. Both players are set to follow Gerrard, Carragher and Reina and sign new contracts at LFC in the next few days.
There will be a few comings and goings from Parkhead this summer as my fellow tims know. Most of them obvious but a few suprises also.
In – Freddy Adu (part funded by nike)
James Fowler from Killie
Dorus De Vries Dunfermline
Killen Hibs done
McDonald Well Done
Brown (legend) Hibs done
Juan Roman Riquelme (in the balance!)
Craig Bellamy Liverpool
A winger with Zenden mentioned but I would be guessing
Miller Derby 100% as its already agreed
Jarosik Spurs/ Birmingham
Tommy G Sunderland
And I know its not going to happen but GARY CALDWELL, PLEASE LEAVE MY GLORIOUS CLUB. YOU ARE RANK!
Phil Jageilka – 4 million
Jason Koumas – 4 million
Manuel Fernandes – Season long loan
Zenden – Free
Nugent – 6 million
Richard Wright – Free
Allesandro Pistone – Free
Andy van der Meyde – Fc Twente – 2 million
James Beattie – Blackburn – 4 million
Rumours from realiabe source at Everton FC
Everton are in the running to sign one of these top midfielders Lyons Alou Diarra and Monacos Ya Ya Toure but face stiff competion to land one of them.
Alou Diarra other clubs interested:
Ya Ya Toure other clubs Interested:
Tottenham will win the chase to sign Ajax midfielder, Wesley Sneijder. This could be the last of Tottenham's summer buys following Bale as long as big names such as Berbatov and Lennon stay. Any other player to come in will only be a replacement for an outgoing star.
Now that Bayern Munich have signed Luca Toni and have almost signed Miroslav Klose, this will pave the way for Roy Makaay to join Celtic for around £2.5 million. Don't be surprised if Celtic also nick Steven Naismith to challenge for the wide midfield berths. Steven Whittaker of Hibs is also a likely signing. Hail Hail
Well, I'm not a fast food vendor from a burger van outside ANY major football club, so I won't pretend to know amazing things that no one else has ever heard about. But I WILL clarify one or two things after Reading some scandalous garbage from over last couple of days or so.
Firstly, there are FOUR transfer contracts currently being polished by lawyers here representing Liverpool Football Club, and to quote Mr Hicks Snr, these concern players who are guaranteed to light up Anfield next season (and who will become superstars of the incredible NEW Stadium which has just had all its plans overhauled to make it potentially the finest club stadium in Europe) .it's now looking utterly magnificent!
The players involved are well known to all of us, (they get named on here every day) but inherent confidentiality Clauses forbid me from naming specifics (and I don't want to lose my job or end up in court over it) but believe me, they are exactly the type of players LFC are looking for. So in answer to the muck raking numpty who wrote recently that the new owners won't back Rafa, and that Senor Benitez will ultimately leave in a fit of pique, then please stop spReading malicious garbage because no one minds titillating or amusing rumours on here, but spiteful nonsense like that is ridiculous and very hurtful (besides.Montse won't let him go.she loves Merseyside and like every marriage, what Mrs Benitez says.goes!) lol
However.. these current contracts will be the last we'll see from Mr Parry "yay" ☺ (and believe me when I tell you no one will shed too many tears about that around here) .having said that. Rafa himself should be congratulated for snatching young Leiva from Gremio (he's amazing) which seems to have gone completely unnoticed by those who think Liverpool haven't signed anyone of any quality (yet) .he's a cross between Kaka and Stevie Gerrard.. phenomenal!
Please be patient though, because once we (the lawyers) have finished with all the reams and reams of fine print (etc) Liverpool will unveil FIVE new players (including the aforementioned Lucas Leiva) who will shock the Premiership and prove that Mr Gillett and Mr Hicks are very very sincere about winning TROPHIES and returning LFC back to their rightful place at the very pinnacle of World Football next season (and the new owners are insistent upon immediate results)
Congratulations to the many excellent contributors (like =v1=) who have successfully guessed the identities of Liverpool's new signings. Next season promises to bring a return to the fast paced, free flowing, exciting&attacking style of play that Real Madrid (and Liverpool themselves) were once famous for.and the new Liverpool Galacticos will make real English soccer fans drool with appreciation (something Mr Abramovich&his sour faced management team have failed to do with their big money captures so far.) . back to the salt mines Mr Tenenbaum.. lol
Roll on the new season, let's welcome the new CEO at Anfield with open arms, check out the new stadium plans on their unveiling next week, and pop the Louis Roderer Cristal corks when you see the pace and the class that our new American owners are allowing Rafa to bring here to The Premiership when he gets back from holiday this weekend.. (There's a wind of change a blowin'... as Johnny Cash once said when he penned the brilliant "Ring of Fire.. " ) .der de de, de de der de der..der de de, de de der de der.. ﯔ ☺
(sing along now.) ..
Ahhhh.feels good to be alive.doesn't it.. hahahahaha..
Once a red brief. always a red brief. lol
Walter Smith will increase his bid for Killie starlet Naismith early next week. Smith will eventually offer £1.5mill plus add ons to tempt killie. Smith sees Naismith as a sound investment and given the current market he is aware that Naismith will be worth 6–8mill within 4years.
Smith will also look for an experienced striker and has been keeping tabs on Mido. Expect a bid of £2.5mill for his services.
Smith will then look to bolster his midfield and left/ right back options with a series of bosmans and cheaper alternatives, although expect 2mill to be spent on a wide player. Smith will therefore bring in an additional 6 players – 3 bosmans and 3 players at a total of around £6million.
Thai deal for Man City to be completed by Monday at the latest, press conference booked for 2pm on Tuesday at eastlands to announce the arrival of sven goran eriksson as new manager, expect saviolla to be the swedes 1st of many signing
FREDDIE LJUNGBERG TO CELTIC
Premiership Rumours :
Chelsea to sign Alves 12m, Alex Free, Quaresma/ Malouda 14m and Richards 10m
Arsenal to sign Sagna 5m, Briand 5m, Samir Nasri 15m
Liverpool to sign Quaresma/ Malouda 14m, Milito 8m, Simao 9m, Torres 15m+Garcia,
Man United to sign Saviola Free, Heitinga 5m
Tottenham to sign Elmander 5m, Kaboul 7m, Pedersen 10m,
Everton to sign Jagielka 5m, Koumas 5m, Baines 5m, Nugent 7m, Ashton 5m+Beattie, Fernandes Loan
Newcastle to sign Viduka Free, Barton 5.5m, Rozenhal 4m, BenHaim Free, Brown 5m, Scholes 4m, Anelka 8m
Aston Villa to sign Reo–Coker 8m, Boruc 7m, Mertesacker 5m,
ManCity To Sign Kerzhakov 6m, Capel 6m,
Alex John–Baptiste will join Crewe from Mansfield, to be announced on Friday morning. John Thompson, who was released by Nottm Forest, is also in talks with Crewe.
Round of applause to the guy who pointed out swap deals are rare. He is spot on, unlike the persons who must be so bored all day that they have to sit and make up stories.
Oh by the way, David Healy WILL be joing Fulham and the sooner Leeds get rid of Kevin Nicholls the better, can you remember his comment last season, "Don't compare me to Billy Bremner". Don't worry Kevin we didn't, you are a disgrace. You have the title of Leeds United WORST ever captain.
Ok small clubs have:
9 leauge titles
5 F. A Cups
1 European cup?
Anyway Bolo Zenden has agreed to join Everton when he returns from his holidays.
Everton are about be put in a 3.5m bid for Blackburn foward Jason Roberts.
Any major signings will not be completed till the start of july.
Relegated Charlton Athletic are looking to try and sign Hayden Mullins (2million), Jonathon Spector (1million, Marlon Harewood (2.5million) and Bobby Zamora (2.5million) from West Ham for a combined fee of £8million, however West Ham will only agree to do business with Charlton if they have permission to sign Darren Bent for £19million.
If West Ham loose out on the chance to sign Bent, they will turn their attentions to either Vagner Love (9million), Fred (15million) Rafael Van Der Vaart (8million), Leroy Lita (3million) or Fernando Morientes (8million) .
ARSENAL. even though we can't sought our first team transfers out we'll be doing our usual scouting of the best young talent. A belgian called Eden Hazard impressed at euro U–17. Two boys from brazil may come, lulinha of corinthians is a playmaker and alexandre pato is a striker from internacional. A tall central midfielder called Albin Ekdahl from Sweden may join with some persuasion from Freddie. Closer to home a move for John Bostock of Crystal Palace. With all this talent we're definetly going to win the FA cup next season, the youth one that is!
Swindon to sign 2 new players from Plymouth
I saw Larrieu and Aljofree with Paul Sturrock on Monday I went over to larrieu and said what are you doing here and he said I have just got a 3 year deal.
ARSENAL RUMOURS (ALL READ )
Fianlly Arsenal will bring in their first of the two big signings Wenger is expecting. Florent Malouda will have a medical on Friday and will join Arsenal for £11 million, with a four year deal with him recieving 65k. Now I want u guys to trust me, as by saturday night Malouda will be an Arsenal Player.
This brings me to the next signing, I want all of you to remember my name and the details I gave about the Malouda deal because the next signing which will follow within a week later is Fernando Torres. Remember my name ! ;)
GoOnEr 4 LyF
All this talk about Juan Roman Riquelme joining Celtic is nonsense. It's all around the agents and the inside circle of the football world that Liverpool are the closest to signing him. It would be really nice to view posts that don't come from burger vans and club shops. You people have no clue at all. at all! As for the other half of Glasgow: Rangers do NOT have any kind of substantial money to buy players. Naismith of Kilmarnock and Whittaker of Hibs will break the bank. as it were. and the so–called player at Rangers with the "Colombian" connection; you cannot make accusations on something of which you have no knowledge whatsoever. It's utter garbage what you posted there, pal and virtually tReading on "legal" grounds. Obviously a Glasgow Celtic fan.
Bayern Munich are set to continue spending big in the transfer market following their impressive capture of Frank Ribery and Luca Toni, despite being content with UEFA Cup football. Munich are on the verge of signing Khalid Boulharouz and are also chasing Juan Roman Riquelme of Villareal.
Leicester are set to sign promising Youth duo Richard Ashton and James Russen from League 1 side Yeovil. The pair are exciting 18 year old prospects and both will be signed on a free as they have both rejected new contracts to stay at Huish Park.
These are transfer rumours which I have got from a good source Malouda is set to move to Arsenal djibrill Cisse will move to marseille Liverpool will buy a striker maybe Villa or Torres but the striker will be Spanish Bellamy will leave Liverpool Henry will move to barcelone Sissoko may leave Liverpool for Real Madrid or barcelone lukas podolski may leave Bayern Munich for another German club Dudek will leave Liverpool for betis seville
My source at Murray Park believes fan unrest will cause Rangers chairman David Murray to splash out £2M for Steven Naismith, but any other signing at Ibrox will be low key. Expect Walter Smith to raid SPL basement boys Dunfermline to sign Dorus de Vries on a bosman as backup to Alan McGregor. If Rangers reach the promised land of the champions league Smith will be given the cash to chase big name signings in January.
Before I say this I want to make it genuinely clear that I'm not one of these fantasists who somehow sees things like Kaka at Everton's training ground, in fact when I write in here its usually to put straight any crazy rumours about Liverpool. But it is absolutely true that my dad's mate has rang us up 5 minutes ago and said that he's just seen Henry in a blue mercedes coming out of Melwood. It was actually his wife who spotted him, and said 'isn't he that footballer?' Anyway, unless he's caught the dilusional disease that's going around the writers on this site then it's looking good for the reds. I'm about to look if the bookies are still giving 10/ 1 on the transfer, looks like it's worth a go. If this rumour's already public when you read it tomorrow the i'll be very happy, if it hasn't come out yet then you heard it from me first! –Carra23–
West Ham will begin an exodus by potentially selling both Nigel Reo Coker and Anton Ferdinand to Aston Villa, whilst Hayden Mullins looks set for Reading and Matthew Etherington looks headed for Sunderland or Fulham. Carlos Tevez could be off to any of the big European clubs or may stay – should be resolved in the next few days, whilst Marlon Harewood could be heading to either Fulham or Charlton.
Forget Dani Alves going to Liverpool or the EPL full stop, he is Real Madrid bound. Liverpool have already turned their attentions elsewhere, with Nelson of Benfica being the most obvious target for next season's right back at Anfield. Malouda and Simao deals look nailed on, though you never can tell 'til the ink is dry on the contracts. Giuly or Salihimavic are being lined up if the quest for Simao fails. G. Milito or Gonzolo Rodriguez are being lined up as the centre back signing. Sorin will come in to play left back, and will cost very little from Hamburg, but will add much needed experience and attacking play from left back position. As for strikers, there is still talk of Eto'o, but don't be surprised if he stays at Barca, and Liverpool then go for Trezeguet AND Saviola instead. Sissoko is going nowhere, unless the player wants to head off from the club. Rafa is trying to tie him down to a longer deal. RedEdd Insider
Reading ARE preparing for life without Leroy Lita and Seol Ki–Hyeon after Reading recieved a number of bids for the pair, after it was announced that they are unsettled and want to play for bigger clubs.
A host of Premiership clubs are interested in Lita including Derby, Birmingham, Aston Villa, Bolton, Wigan and West Ham. Reading will not sell the midfielder for any less than £4million, but he hopes to recieve his request of £6.5million.
Seol on the otherhand is attracting a lot of attention from abroad, Sydney FC, Espanyol, Osasuna, Udinese and Fiorentina are all keeping tabs on him, whereas Wolves and Hearts are the only interested British clubs.
Scott Parker didn't want to return south and was forced out. I heard about this in the latter parts of the season. I also mentioned about Barton being his replacement. In a very un Newcastle move they bought a better player and made a profit. Bartons stats over shadow ALL of the Newcastle midfield in every area, as well as yellow cards doh.
Newcastle will try on several more bosman players before making a larger bid for a named player. This maybe Babel, Robinho though I doubt it but more likley Anelka. Tho recently Nedved has expressed the need to prove himself in another forum and with the proposed signing of fellow Czech Rozehnal there maybe every possibilty that he may make the switch from Juve. This would also fit in with Sam's liking for experienced foriegn players to lead the way.
Giuly– probably to Marseille to replace Ribery.
Thiago Motta– not wanted here anymore
Jose Gomes Edmilson– not sure if hell leave but if Milan don't get Emerson from Real he will join them.
Giovani van Bronckhorst– prob. going back to Holand.
Eric Abidal– for about 18 million to solidify our LB position.
Daniele DeRossi or Yaya Toure– DeRossi is our first choice but he probably won't leave Roma and therefore well sign Toure from Monaco.
Thierry Henry or David Trezeguet– Again, Henry would be our first choice but its doubtfull we get him. We already expressed interest in Trezegol.
Staying at Barca will be Samu Eto'o, teams can bid all they want he wants againg expressed his desire to stay and we don't plan getting rid of him.
Barcelona Squad 2007/ 08
Zambrotta. Thuram. Puyol. Abidal
. . Yaya Toure.
. Xavi/ Iniesta. Deco.
. Messi. . Ronaldinho.
. Eto'o/ Trezeguet.
Royals to sign Jason Koumas. I'm WBA fan and heard from my father. Very sad rumours at WBA.
Bye the way. Thomas Grav from Celtic is DANISH! Not Norwegian. What an person for posting trash, can't even get his nationality right. Wee Gordon Strachan about to pull off the signing of the season so far. In fact, could be the signing of the decade. Can't say too much but he is a very very very BIG player. Hint: Not Riquelme or Bellamy. This is NOT a rumour and certainly does NOT come from the "burger" van at Parkhead.
I'm a mate of one of the Palace players and he's confided to me that Clinton Morrison is having talks with Reading about moving there for £3.5 million.
My wife doesn't work as a secretary for a footie manager. My best pal's cousin isn't an apprentice at a Premiership club. My grandad's grasscutter's grandson is not head of security in the SPL but I am involved in the football world on a high level and I never post any rumours but I thought I'd post some here that are REAL happenings and NOT just stupid PLAYSTATION rumours. Teves will join Liverpool as Man United have spent their load for this season bar one more signing. Darren Fletcher will not be joining Rangers or Celtic. Robbie Keane, Bellamy and definitely Joey Barton will not be joining Celtic. Nakamura is going nowhere. Rangers only have 4 million to spend that's why they didn't splash it all on one player (Scott Brown) but will buy Whittaker and Zumama from Hibs. Allan Smith from Man United is not joining Rangers and Adriano will almost certainly not be joining Chelsea as they recently signed Pizarro. Basturk and Roy Makaay will be the big signings for Celtic. Riquelme to either Liverpool (hot favs to sign him) or Juventus. Liverpool to pip Chelsea for Chilean wonderkid Nicolas Millan.
To all Evertonians,
We all no the score, Moysey will buy 3 players max !
Nugent 6 Mill
Jags 4 mill
Baines 3.5 mill
We all want more players but we no it isn't going to happen.
My mate is a groundsman at deepdale Preston North End and he had told me that he has seen Prestons manager simmo! shaking hands with Scunthorpes top scorer Billy Sharp
Manchester United are ment be loaning out Chris eagles to Preston North End for the next season
Norwich City Ins/ outs
Otsemoboor – free (done)
Dixon – £150k (80%)
Cureton – £500k (50%)
Sharp – £2.5m (20%)
Rae – Undisc (40%)
Unnamed Centreback – ? (100%)
Marshall – £600k – (70%)
Warner – £400k – (10%)
Polish player (s) From National League (?) – £100k
Loan Signing (s) from Premiership Reserve/ youth teams – 1 player (60%), 2 players (30%)
Florent Malouda will be unveiled as a Arsenal player in 48 hours if everything goes well, Arsenal are scheduled to hold talks with Malouda and his agent tomorrow morning after a fee with Lyon has been agreed, which is £10 million.
Big rumours for all NCFC fans out there.
Keigan Parker is on his way from Blackpool, this will shock and upset the Seasiders fans but it will happen.
Barton– Manhester City
Bellamy and Kewell 13 million
Reo–Coker 8 million
Wesley Sneijder 8 million
Alves from Porto or Paul Robinson
I have some bad new for Man United fans, as Nani has had his medical and is set to join, Anderson may not. United face a legal battle over their £17million signing Anderson. The Home Office are set to reject the Brazilian's application for a work permit – putting his big–money move from Porto on hold. Current regulations specify that non–EU players must have played at least 75 per cent of their country's games in the past two years. Anderson has yet to play a full international but has been named in their squad for this summer's Copa America. United will appeal and are understood to have already started putting together a legal team for the challenge.
SIMON FOWELL ARGYLE 4 EVA GREEN ARMY P. A. F. C
Villa to sign Bellamy and Kewell from L'Pool.
Also in negotiations with Spurs for Keane and S. W. Phillips from Chelsea.
Also, Nugent agent has been at Villa Park today
To the person who said Henry was at Melwood on Wednesday. Thats impossible because I know the Physio at Melwood and I spoke to him yesterday because this rumour was circulating in Liverpool. He mentioned that there were no club doctors/ physio's at Melwood yesterday as they were with the England U21 squad on Tuesday night and there was nobody at Melwood on Wednesday. So I'm not sure why Henry would be there unless he went for a kickabout on his own.
Man United will let Smith move to White Hart Lane only if Spurs part with Jermaine Defoe. utd will also pay 2 million. big sam will move 4 Riquelme 2 add creativity 2 midfield he will also bid 4 Crouch if Liverpool get a world class striker.
A friend of mine was waiting to fly from Blackpool airport on tues and ended up sat next to Davie Moyes! He rang me and put the Moysiah on. He was off to Dublin to complete the deal with Shelbourne for Karl Sheppard. I asked him if he had anyone else he was close to signing – all he said was watch out in the next week or two for a big signing – would give much else away. He did say to look forward to some young lad from Bradford called Danny Hewick coming through the ranks – apparantely the next Mikkel Arteta!
Barcelona. Expect a few more of these rumours
We are going to sign the following players:
Danielle De Rossi for 13mil
Dirk Kuyt and Xabi Alonso for Eto'o and Giuly
Daniel Alves for 17mil
Ibrahimovich for Deco and 7mil
Leaving will be the following:
Eidur GudJohnsen for around 7mil
Saviola for free
Thiago motta for 4mil
Edmilson for 3mil
Expect to see the following team:
Alves– Puyol– Marquez– Zambrotta
– Xavi– De Rossi
Kuyt will play in more European games than League games.
Martins to Arsenal, Anelka to the Geordies =V1=
I sure that Sir Alex will get Eto'o and Saviola to Old Trafford. Silvestre will leave along with Smith. Heinze will stay and his contract will be extended.
Can anyone throw any light on what I've just heard?
Sampdoria's Fabio Quagliarella is close to a deal at Arsenal for £10m
After his two goals on his international debut I'd have thought everyone will be after him.
Several other players seem to be sLipping through Arsenal's fingers, Ribery for one!
Lyon have enquired this morning about the double signing of Saha and Silvestre from Man United for an initial stake of around 11million for the pair. SAF is now looking at the availability of Leighton Baines to share the left back position with Evra before Big Sam tempts him to Newcastle. If Baines is unavailable or signs for the geordies this could mean SAF may hold onto Heinze or look for a player and cash deal involving 19 year old Real Madrid left back Marcelo Vieira. SAF looked at Vieira when Madrid initially showed interest in Heinze. Also Heinze is decided he wants to move on. SAF may also let Alan Smith go over the next few weeks and bring back Rossi into the first team as cover for Rooney and more than likely Saviola although with Ole injured again don't rule out the snap up of Kevin Doyle from Reading or with a Smith sale the purchase of Huntelaar. Possible main starting squad to feature:
Keepers: VDS, Kuszczak, Foster (when recovered)
Def: Neville, Brown, O'Shea, Rio, Vidic, Evra, Baines? Vieira?
Mid: Ronaldo, Hargreaves, Scholes, Giggs, Nani, Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher, Park (when recovered) .
Fwds: Rooney, Rossi, Dong, OGS, Saviola? Doyle? Huntelaar?
Get real guys, Liverpool will sign, Raul, Malouda, Simao, and a CB. Alonso, Sissoko won't leave!
Coventry City Rumours:
Coventry to sign Simpson (C'bridge), Borrowdale (Palace) and Best (S'hampton) soon. As all are under 24, all fees will be decided at a tribunal.
/ Gunner Bulletin!/
After missing out on Ribery AW will hijack Liverpools bid 4 Malouda 17m. Henry to leave to Inter 22m, but AW already got a replasment in Torres 15m and Reyes.
= The ASH =
After revealing that Arsenal would lose out on Ribery to Bayern Munich several weeks ago, I am now in a position to reveal that they are going to miss out again. This time on Ryan Babel. A deal have been struck between Ajax&Tottenham Hotspur.
Martin Allen has had a bid agreed for Billy Sharp of Scunthorpe to move to Leicester CIty