Football Rumours Archive May 09 2007
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Man United Rumours
Im not going to say that I'm Alex Fergusons best mates, sons girlfrieds cousins dog but I do know from a reliable source that the three players that SAF wants to bring in are:
DEFENDER - Bale - Southampton - £6 million
MIDFIELDER - Hargreaves - B. Munich - £17 million
STRIKER - Tevez - West Ham - £15 million.
Bale and Hargreaves are "dead certs" to join and so is Tevez if West Ham, The FA and The Premier league can sort out his dodgy contract.
Expect another two signings in January. These will be:
MIDFIELDER - Quaresma - Porto - £7-10 million
MIDFIELDER - Nani - Sporting - £7 million.
Rememberr these are not rumours and they should all happen.
WALSALL FC FACTS
League 2 champions Walsall will sign Kevin Harper on a perminant basis from Stoke, also joining the Saddlers will be Port Vale striker Leon Constantine and Coventry's Andrew Whing.
Chelsea will sign alfonsoAlves for 8m, alex, dacosta for 3m, Quaresma for 14m, sidewell (free), Renato aggusto for 6m, Richards for 10m+Geremi if not they will bring Johnson and alcides and they will surely sell Swp for 18m, Lampard/ Ballack
Richards/ Johnson Terry Carr cole
Quaresma Essein balla/ lamp robb
sub: Alves, cole, Mikel, alex
Kalou and Diarra loaned to Sunderland for 6 months
LFC youngsters in: Bartley (650k) Mata (200k) Federico Laurito (1mil) Leto (2mil) Porritt (800k) Mikel Dominguez (70k) Berchiche (200k) Brian Sarmiento (950k) James McCarthy (790k) Assulin (200k) Fernando Meza (1mil) ...7. 86million
Rafa is going to spend a bulk of his budget on young players.
Expect only Carlos Tevez (15mil), Samuel Eto'o (26mil) and Simao (13mil) .54mil
Leaving will be:
-Dirk Kuyt-surprising but, with Tevez coming, Rafa will let go (10mil) to Barcelona
-Djibril Cisse (6mil) Craig Bellamy (8mil) . Fowler and Dudek will leave on frees.
-Most surprising: Voronin will be told he is not needed after just signing him (loan)
-Athletico Madrid look set to make a (5mil) bid for Garcia and this will be accepted
-Pongolle (2.7mil-gone) Le Tallec (0.5mil)
-Carson will leave on loan but can be recalled at any time
-total cost of those leaving: 32.2mil
-Most of the current reserve team will go out on loan as well as many of them leaving
The squad will look like this:
GK: Reina (Carson) (Padelli)
LB: Riise Aurelio (Insua)
CB: Carra Agger Hyypia (Hobbs)
RB: Finnan Arbeloa
LM: Kewell Gonzalez (Leto)
RM: Simao Pennant (Porritt)
CM: Gerrard Mascherano Alonso Sissoko Zenden
AM: (Assulin) (McCarthy) (Sarmiento)
ST: Tevez Eto'o Crouch (Mata) (Laurito)
10 young players in squad of 31 with little experience in squad (not including Carson)
In the Premiership and Champions league, only Mata, Carson, Hobbs have a chance of getting in to team. The others will play in the Carling cup and FA cup.
Rafa has nearly got his squad together for an assault on the Premiership, with the big US dollar investment they can pick up Eto'o, Saviola, Sambrosa and Alves to give the Liverpool a new attacking option, only Dudek, Bellamy and Fowler will leave in the summer.
VILLA SHOPPING LIST (first name, first choice)
GOALKEEPER - Carson (4m) / Foster (4m) / Boruc (4m)
RIGHT BACK - L. Young (2.5m) / G. Johnson (loan)
LEFT BACK - Bridge (5m) / O'Shea (4m)
CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Sneijder (8m) / Kallstrom (7m) and Reo-Coker (6m) / Sidwell (free)
STRIKER - Tevez (12m) / GudJohnsen (8m) and Huntelaar (12m) / Bent (10m)
TEAM (if O'Neill gets his 1st choice men)
l. young mellberg laursen bridge
a. young sneijder Reo-Coker barry
SUBS: sorensen, bouma, petrov, carew, agbonlahor
Marcello Lippi next coach of Newcastle to be named on 1st of June
also will be buying:
ninis from panathinaiokos
anderson from Porto
campbell from Portsmouth
Although Paul Ince looks set to be named as Leicester City manager, Nigel Worthington will remain at the club as newly-appointed Director of Football and an "old hand" for Ince to refer to.
Worthington has identified three of his ex-Norwich players as Leicester transfer targets, they are as follows-
Norwich will be reluctant to sell any of the above three, but they will be happy to work with Worthington again, as well as go to a club that is making progress. Expect bids of about £500k for Hughes and £600-£800k for either Doherty or Croft.
I sorry this ain't a rumour, but I want to ask if there is any Birmingham rumours I read a few but I want to read alot more : )
My brother is bas savages mate, and I hav heard that he will sign for Bristol Rovers on a 2year deal
BIG EVERTON RUMOURS
Aiden McGeady will sign a five year contract worth 16k a week which will ultimately rise to 28k with Everton. Despite the exciting winger signing a new contract this season he has been tempted by a new challenge and Premiership football. £2mil will be paid up front but an extra £1.5mil is in bonuses. James Beattie will be heading the other way as part of the deal
Jason koumas and Jason Roberts to Celtic, , Strachan watched the pair of them over the last two weeks . apparently Stephen appiah a done deal .
outs,, , Miller . Everton
zurawski,, ,, a club in turkey
Beattie, ,, loan to a championship side
- Darren Bent will be a Manchester United player at the start of next season, and Fergie will shell out £9 Million for him.
- Sunderland will pay £5 Million for Joey Barton, although Roy Keane will have strong words with him before finalising.
- Chelsea will make a bid for Fiorentina's Luca Toni, but he would prefer to move to Juventus at this stage of his career, an option that he is likely to have.
- Owen Hargreaves desperately wants a move to Manchester United, but the form of Scholes and Carrick has Fergie thinking twice. With Scholes' advancing years he will probably still make the bid though.
- Scott Parker is being considered by Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, and Aston Villa.
- Samuel Eto' will not be coming to the Premiership.
- Sunderland will make a £4 Million bid for James Beattie, and may also try to prise Gavin McCann from Villa Park.
The Rumour King
I just heard Laporta talk in California. Seems like Saviola is definitely leaving, as Laporta talked about him in the past tense.
Don't be surprised to see FCB be the latest team to set up a strategic partnership with a new MLS team, possibly in the Bay Area.
Ealrlier this week randy lerner confirmed that MON will have a blank cheque so he will be free 2 spend what he wants to make Villa a force again next season. 1stly Luis fabiano is a done deal with the two clubs both agreed a fee in the region of £8mill - £13mill he will come in the summer along with
Boruc or Gordan or Foster (most likely Boruc)
and some of these names will come too
l. young, M. Richards, sneijder, Huntelaar, Bellamy, sone aluko (u18's), Defoe, Heinze, nolan, bent, Tevez, owen, appiah, yakubu,
i personally think Villa will achieve a position between 3rd n 6th next season trust me
VIDUKA TO BENFICA
Benfica are reportedly going to offer a contract to Mark Viduka who is stalling on offers from Middlesbrough and other clubs.
Benfica will provide him with the opportunity for Champions League football. They are also in desperate need of strikers because of the soon to be departure of Fabrizio Miccoli and the form of Nuno Gomes
"Liverpool will look to make some huge moves during the transfer window. the main ins will be
dani Alves -12 million
anton Ferdinand -6million (if whu get relegated) or Ben Haim -free
Quaresma/ Simao -16/ 12 respectively
Dos Santos -7
Torres/ eto'o -20 plus Luis gacria/ 25
Tevez -12 or 8 if whu get relegated
the outs will be the obvious one of zenden, Bellamy, Fowler, hyypia etc the dead wood who our stopping the clubs progression in the Premiership. "
O. M. G. Anton Ferdinand-wtf. are you mental. NO WAY
DEAD WOOD?sami hyypia? yes you are mental.
Fowler is going, unfortunately, would love for god to stay and become a striking coach, he learnt from the Rush, and has a depth of knowledge to pass on.
as for other comments. Kuyt will go no where full stop, his work rate and team play are admired by Rafa and Rafa feels next season he will be a 20+ striker. the guy who Aldo told (no surprise. in a bar!) that Henry is coming its a done deal. lay off the stella ace or know when your having the rise taken outa ya, Bale is overpriced, so expect a move from chavski or man ure. A lot of people are getting on the KAKA band wagon. although this would be a dream I just can't see it, Rafa could buy Berbatov and another 12-15 m rated striker for the money he would cost,
Expect a new goalkeeper, left sided midfield player (pederson in swap for Bellamy (as bells has already told bbc Wales he is leaving) ) a right winger, possibly Simao, as Liverpool are monitering his situation but Rafa will not pay more than 10m after the last time we tried to sign him, or dan Alves is rated by Rafa too after his performances in this years eufa cup, and another striker, 1 big name signing, possibly Torres,
Carlisle United's Karl Hawley was drunk in the pub the other night and shouting his mouth off about having signed a pre-contract with Preston North End.
- Renato (future Kaka)
- Gordon/ Carson
- Saviola/ Kone
Arsenal 2007/ 2008 Team
Lehman/ Gordon or Carson
Eboue/ Hoyte Toure/ Djouru Senderos/ Fernandez Clichy/ Traore
Hleb/ Ribery Gilberto/ Denilson Fabregas/ Renato Rosicky/ Van Persie
Henry/ Vela Adebayor/ Bendtner/ Kone or Saviola
To anyone who may be interested.
The German media are speculating on a mass clear-out at Bayern Munich, starting with Hargreaves, as everyone already knew, to Manchester United.
They also expect Bastian Schweinsteiger to head to the Premiership, although they don't name any clubs. Others link Willy Sagnol to Villareal, with Lucio also having alledgedly demanded a transfer.
Also, Miroslav Klose is reportedly leaving Werder Bremen for soon to be German champions Schalke, with Kevin Kuranyi heading the other way.
Oliver Kahn has also officially announced his retirement at the end of this season, and rejected a coaching role at Bayern.
Ballack is also taking flak from the German press, with a poll in German sports paper Bild, showing 87% think he was wrong to leave Bayern for Chelsea.
Summer transfers: Tevez - Liverpool, Torres - Liverpool, Eto'o - Arsenal, Kaka - Madrid, Ronaldinho - Milan, Robben - Barcelona, Lampard - Madrid with Jose, Cahill - Manchester United, Viduka - West Ham, Berbatov - Chelsea =MB=
Babel (AFC Ajax) will join Arsenal, Ljunberg will leave.
Loise Carey the Bristol City captain could be about to move to Cardiff City he is at the end of his contract and Cardiff have made a offer in wages he may find hard to turn down and the Bristol City board have dug there heels in on there offer
I was in a restaurant in Stirling last night with my Girlfriend when I looked over and spotted shunsuke Nakamura having dinner with a group of people. I went over and asked the man he was with if I could get a photo. turns out he was his agent. I tell you this from my 100% treuth experience he said be prepared for some big signings this summer. youl be surprised he said.
So Bring on the summer transfer window!
C'mon the Hoops
Will sign a Fullback, Centre midfield, Winger, Striker, attacking midfield these are SAF players he would most like to sign.
Fullback: Alves 1st, Richards 2nd
Centre Mid: Hargreaves 1st, De Rossi 2nd
Attacking Mid: Moutinho 1st, Diego 2nd
Winger: Nani 1st, Quaresma 2nd
Striker: Berbatov 1st, Huntelaar 2nd
Eto'o to Liverpool, veronin signed as cover for African nations cup next year.
Blackburn's Paul Gallagher will move to Sheffield Wednesday this close season, turning down an offer to go back to Stoke where he was on loan.
Sheffield Wednesday will make a bid for the impressive Bristol City centre back Jamie Mcoombe he has played under Laws before when e was at Scunthorpe and Wednesday have been very impressed with his progress
Neil Warnock will be the busy boy of footie come June 1st Transfer window opening and boy will he spend some cash
Kris Commons from Notts forest
Dexter Blackstock from QPR
Matty Heath from Leeds
Dickson Etuhu from Norwich
Zat Knight from Fulham
these lot all seem to be big in the Picture on the opening day
Unknown outlet Jordan Ferrer from the Nottingham Forest Youth academy to transfer to Tottenham with local hero Kris Commons.
BREAKING RUMOURS- Liverpool and Barcelona have signed a massive deal in which Alonso will be moving to the Nou camp for Samuel Eto'o!
Man United are going to splash out 10 million over the summer for 19 year old attacking midfielder Samir Nasri of Marseilles!They will also pay about 7 million for Darren Bent of Charlton seen as they are going down!
Giles Barnes will join Spurs in the summer if Derby arent promoted, Michael kightly to Birmingham, Giggs to Sunderland, Scholes still has afew years left at man U. Sunderland also planning a swoop for a big name striker also. Crespo on loan perhaps
Seen as Steve Finnan of Liverpool is returning to his old club Fulham in the summer Rafa will spend up to 10 million on Sevilla utility player Dani Alves. my cousin is a secretary for Liverpool FC and she has heard that Rafa will teach Alves English twice a week seen as the Brazilian has very few words of English
ARSENAL: : :
I have heard rumours from an impeccable source that Saviola will go to Arsenal in the summer on a free.
Reyes will also return to Arsenal and Nigel Reo-Coker has to choose from Arsenal or Spurs.
Carlos Tevez will definitely go to either Arsenal or Chelsea for £10m-£15m.
If Arsenal fail in this signing they will buy Owen from Newcastle.
Man United 2007/ 08
Van Der Saar
Neville/ Ferdinand/ Vidic/ Evra
Ronaldo/ Carrick/ Hargreeves (18M) / Simao (12M)
Rooney/ Klose (10M)
One of my mates works at Old Trafford
And has told me the truth in to the signings for Manchester United this summer.
The several players that Sir Alex Ferguson is looking at are: Jan Klaas Huntelaar (Ajax), Nani (S. Lisbon), Owen Hargreaves (B. Munich), Fernando Torres (A. Madrid), Steve Sidwell (Reading), if the deal for Owen Hargreaves fails then we may as well be gettin Steve Sidwell in from Reading on a free transfer, he has set the Premiership alight with his performances for Reading. Huntelaar may be the player that European teams are looking at and are ready to bid for, as he is known as the all new RUUD VAN NISTELROOY, he's desire for scoring goals hasn't gone unoticed. And yes the rumours that all Manchester United fan wants to hear: Nani the all n new CRISTIANO RONALDO, his trikcy feet have set alit the Al divasio in Portugal.
Rumours from Sctland suggest that West Brom's Jason Koumas and Blackburn's Jason Roberts could be on their way to Celtic Park next season plus one or two others.
The other day I saw jermain Defoe down at Portsmouth training ground. now I'm not saying he is deffinately signing for the club, but I saw him with Harry and a few other members of the coaching staff.
Carlos Tevez will not be joining Liverpool, Arsenal or Chelsea Tevez is a Man United fan, he wouldn't join our major rivals as it'll affect his chances of playing for MUFC, which he has already said is one of his dreams! Expect him to stay at WHUFC for atleast another season or join MUFC eventually (Which will happen) .
- SHEFFIELD UNITED RUMOURS -
if the Blades beat the drop then expect Mr Warnock to wave bye bye and move upstairs. he cannot do anymore for the club and the time would be right for him down.
HOWEVER Wobble Gob Warnocks new man will have his old bosses shopping list. so lets see who they want to convert down Bramall Lane
Andy Reid and Alex Song both from Charlton at around 2.5 million for the pair should bring them back to the Premiership as will a 1 million bid for Fitz Hall from Wigan. but the big signing for the Blades this year will come from Manchester United Chris Eagles and Tomasz Kuszczak and possibly Kieran Richardson at 5.5 million for the 3 is good Business
also the loan signing of Kieran Lee from Man United for a season long loan
Mark Viduka at Bramall Lane?
Jason Koumas at Bramall Lane?
Stuart MaCall to be Manager before end of the month?
So Tell me who we are going to get then?
Paul ince for Newcastle manager!you heard it hear first!