Football Rumours Archive March 08 2008


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Man United.


Samir Nasri (£10 million)

Rafael Sobis (£4.5 million)

Giovanni Dos Santos (£8 million)


Louis Saha (£3 million)

Gerard Pique (£4 million)

Ji Sung–Park (£6 million)

Darren Fletcher (£5 million)

  Villa Park will see some new faces this Summer, believe it or not, I do not care, but these will include:

GK – Mark Brown – Celtic

RB – Luke Young – Middlesbrough

RM – Pennant – Liverpool

CM – Steve Sidwell – Chelsea

O'Neil will try to hold onto as many players as possible but Maloney, Osbourne, Gardner will all leave.

  Arsenal Rumours, Wenger will not have 100 million or some ridiculous figure to spend on talent – it is not his style and never has been. It would be there if he wanted it but he he does not. Walcott will be going nowhere after performances at Birmingham and the San Siro – will replace Eboue on the right wing permenantly by end of the season – Wenger is getting fed up with Eboue's attitude so may leave in the Summer. Yoann Gourcuff had been chased by Wenger before moving to Milan but this is not dead in the water – 1 goal in 21 apps last season may lead to a possible move. Benzama is not coming to the Emirates – if anywhere it'll be United as they have money to burn – unlikely as Lyon have slapped at £40 million reserve on him. Outs will be Bendtner, Lehmann, Gilberto and possibly Eboue – all getting too old/have not performed well enough. Arsene will be looking to bring Vela back from loan as a replacemnet for Eduardo while he recovers from his broken leg/open dislocation. While Henri Lansbury will break into the first team next season aswell. Laner

  Portsmouth players Lauren and Milan Baros will both join Racing Santander when the transfer window opens. –MB– Julien Escude will join AC Milan if Paolo Maldini finally retires. –MB– Danny Murphy could join West Bromwich if they are promoted. –MB– Man United's Ben Foster is a target for Tottenham. –MB– Sammi Hyypia is set for a return Dutch football with AZ Alkmaar. –MB–

  Absolute nonsense. Nolan for £2 million. Everton have stated that this Summer the intention of moving on will be shown with the aim of signing a couple of Champions League type players. ha. Wes Brown will not be coming– only Newcastle would be stupid enough to pay him 80 k a week. Pienaar will sign for £2.5 million, we will be looking to a decent RB, a CM to replace Carsley and a playmaker (if Fernandes does not work out.). Also Moyes will be considering pffers for Andy Johnson due to the progression of Vaughan and anichebe.

  l. f. c ins:

Mihayluv loan return.

Rafinha Schalke B. Alves Porto? B. Arfa Lyon, Samir Nasir Marsselle, S. Augero A. Madrid and Menez.

  I am a French agent and am friends with Giles Grimandi who is a scout for Arsenal futbal club. I have been informed by him that Sunderland's first team coach Neil baily has been in contact about the loan signing of Arsenal's Giles Sunu. This guy is the next Henry and will be loaned out for next season.

Enquiries have also been made regarding fran Merida but it is believed he will join Arsenal's first team squad.

  Carlo Cudicini could be tempted by a move to Atletico Madrid who have offered him a three year contract and the chance to be first choice keeper. –MB– Miguel Veloso along with his club captain Joao Moutinho are both attracting interest from AC Milan as the Rossaneri try and rebuild an ageing squad. –MB–

  For God's sake. Will everyone stop posting things like Pienaar will be bought for £1 million, £2 million, or £5 million. It's £2, 500,000. That is the amount of the Buy–out Clause in the contract. That is what he will be bought for.

Also, how is having someone in THE YOUTH ACADEMY an insight into who the manager will purchase in the Summer, which is also just under four months away.

While nothing's ever set in stone in Football, EFC are 90 percent likely to buy Pienaar. He's been amazing this season, wants to join the club, and has that buy–out Clause mentioned earlier.

Fernandes moving permanently is touch and go, because while he definitely has the talent, his motivation is questionable, and Moyes is trying to build an efficient, hard–working Everton side. Hibbert will not b sold in the Summer because he is a hard–worker and Moyes likes this

  I have heard from a very reliable source that Liverpool will bid £18 million for Sevilla star Luis Fabiano. Also in the Summer Rafinha will come in for £8 million, LeScott will arrive for £11 million, Nasri and menez will be the final signiings with Nasri playing left wing until Menez settles. Out will go Voronin, Pennant, Kewell, and other bit–players

Thanks for Reading, Jack

  DIC and Hicks will be in control of the club next season although Hicks will have 51 percent of the shares. DIC however are prepared to use their own cash for new players next season and they are willing to give Rafa Benitez 45 million + any sales to enhance his team. Benitez recently siad he knows the current situation at the club, this is what he is talking about. His primary targets are:

David Silva (22 million)

Sergio Aguero (20 million)

Gabriel Heinze (5 million)

Nedum Onouha (5 million)

Leaving will be:

Scott Carson (8 million)

Danny Guthrie (loan)

Andrey Voronin (free)

John Arne Riise (5 million)

Harry Kewell (free)

He wants to play a 4–2–3–1 formation next year with Aguero in the hole and he would therefore give Gerrard a lightly more defensive job. However, until Aguero is ready to play in the first team, Gerrard will be in the hole.

Rafa has it all planned out.




  United fans,

no major signings this Summer. some interesting departures tho. Scholes going to Oldham on a free, Brown to Everton on a free, van der sar to Ajax on a free. Giggs and Neville the last of the Fergie fledgings. manucho is going to be sensational. Foster to get start next season.

  Modric to AC Milan (15 million) Replacement of Seedorf

Seedorf to Celtic (3.5 million)

Van Buytan to Celtic (4 million)

Huntelaar to Celtic (5 million+ Vennegoor0

  Hibernian youngster Steven Fletcher will sign for Newcastle in the Summer for a fee of £1.5 million

Fletcher does not want to leave, but the money on offer is too great and Hibernian must continue to sell off their talent.


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