Football Rumours Archive April 10 2007


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Arsenal rumours

With Flamini departing the Emirates, Arsene Wenger feels he needs a new central midfielder, makoun from lille is his first choice replacement who could arrive for around £7 million. Jens Lehmann will decide to sign a one year contract with the Gunners but Wenger will seek a long term replacement. This will e Craig Gordon from Hearts. The deal will either be £3 million or Flamini plus 500k. Wenger gets the felling that Thierry Henry is past his best and against the Frenchmans wishes he will be sold to Inter for £12 million to meet up with his pal Patrick vieira. Wenger will ponder over making bids for Eto'o and Klose but will go for the younger Fernando Torres for his £25 million release Clause. Rosicky will also be sold and will move to AC Milan for a hefty £15 million. This will help fund the long awaited arrival of Franck Ribery for £13 million, Ljungberg will be bought by Middlesbrough and Aliadiere will soon follow. SWP will be brought in for a year long loan.

I have it on very good authority that Naka will leave Celtic in the Summer, he is currently being touted round the top Europeon clubs. also Zenden will sign for Celtic

Neil Danns will sign for Cardiff City at the end of the city after falling out of favour with boss Steve Bruce. Birmingham will accept around £1 million for the defender and Cardiff rate the ex-Colchester player highly and will pay around that mark.


Richardo Carvalho will move to Valencia in the Summer with Miguel moving to Stamford Bridge and the Spanish team also recieving a further £3 million.


I have heard from a well placed source in Spain that Torres is sure to move to man U. also SAF will try to buy Osasuna's Raul Garcia. Chelsea are leading the race for David Villa's signature. Liverpool are in pole position to buy Samuel Eto'o.

I am the guy who works at Arsenal and gives you inside data as it unfolds. I talked about Daniel Alves and in the next press conference Wenger was asked about it. I am not to be saying this but actually the negotiations are ongoing and the deal would be a swap with Eboue plus cash Jesús Navas is just a smoke screen. Wenger is tired with Eboue's antics and defending. To clarify about the left back position, Cristian Chivu would be brought in and the Matteo Ferrari is also a smoke screen. The gypsy from Utrera, Reyes is not coming back, Baptista is rubbish besides be wouldn't like to be fifth in line to play. Who are those saying that Henri would be sold? Not in a million years, see how Arsenal panic and wasteful infront of goal, see how Henri is cool rather Eto'o would be brought in. Arsenal needs clinical finishers to make good use of their chances. The goalkeeper situation is a problem we are not sure whether Buffon would be really coming, he said last Summer that he would leave this Summer, now he has been told he would leave but not to Inter, if he leaves expect him to come to Arsenal, if not expect Gordon or Akinfeev. This is how the 30 million and the sale of some players money would be used.

-Eto'o = 22 million

-Chivu = 10 million + Flamini

-Buffon = Viera Debt + Ljungberg + 2 million

-Alves = 8 million + Eboue

-Ribery = 13 million

-Yago Fernandez = 100k

-Jurgen Macho = 750k

-Reyes = 12 million

-Senderos = 4 million

-Aliadiere = 4 million

-Gilbert = 1 million

-Muamba = 2 million

-Almunia = 2.5 million

-Poom = 500 k

Arsenal Team next season

-GK: Buffon, Macho, Mannone

-CB: Gallas, Toure, Djourou, Fernandez, Connolly

-LB: Chivu, Clichy, Traore

-RB: Alves, Hoyte

-CM: Gilberto, Fabregas, Denilson, Diaby

-LM: Ribery, Rosický, Merida

-RM: Hleb, Walcott

-ST: Henry, Eto'o, Van Persie, Adebayor, Bendtner, Vela


- 1. Buffon-

- 6. Alves- 5. Toure- 10. Gallas- 3. Chivu

- 13. Hleb- 4. Fŕbregas- 19. Gilberto- 8. Ribery

- 9. Eto'o- 14. Henri-

I heard some serious rumours about Celtic and GS, seems he put his job on line to get the transfer money from the sale of SP at the start of season.

The board wanted to put the money in the bank but Gordon made it clear he needed the money or he was out the door. This demand outraged the board at the time but there was little they could do, however it seems that there has been further unrest between the board and GS. As the transfers made as a result of the sale of SP, have not worked out especially TG. Basically the board think the success this season could have been achieved despite the sale and banking of the money from the sale of SP.

It appears that certain members of the board now want to sign Robbie Keane (Irish link), after the success of the RK signing last year and the money from retail sales it generated. (a purchase which was forced on GS buy the board by the way!)

All well and good, but the sticking point is that the board will only give GS five mill to buy players and he will have to sell to buy, which he doesn't want to do. The purchase of RK will cost at least 8 mill, meaning a short fall which GS is unwilling to make in terms of playing staff. Also it seems, crazily that GS thinks the board stalled in the winter transfer window deliberately at the last minute and cost the club the transfer of ST from Hibs and another unnamed player.

Things are coming to a head with a stand off between the board and GS likely before the end of season, I have heard (from high up in Celtic) that the board think GS has been putting the team out to play poorly for the last couple of weeks, so the board wouldn't get complacent, but this has backfired as the team can now not lift their game and if the poor performances continue GS may be in further trouble.

I heard this as I say from high up in the club, I'm a season ticket and share holder and worry for the times ahead.

Newcastle United FC rumours

in def Roeder will bring in Kaboul of Auxerre, that one is almost certain he is the next boumsong : -D, no just joking he's a versatile definitely preferably at CB though, just watch him and see for urself, also theyll bring in Bridge or German left back Marcel Jansen, onweyu could be extended but for another loan period, nothing more yet as he hasn't convinced but nor has he let Roeder down, and for right back, Boulahrouz or zaccardo, but most probably the canibal, 15 mil shud cover that all up with kaboul the most expensive 7.5 mil, then canibal or zaccardo for 5 mil then the rest on either bridge or a free bOsman for jansen when mochen are relegated

boul/ zacc-taylor-kaboul-bridge/ jansen, looks pretty inexperienced biut theyll be class together, no strikers in or hopefully out Owen n Martins will be excellent, a good midfeild as well so the future looks hopefully bright for Toon

Liverpool will sign Bale, Richards, Lennon and Eto'o.

Dean Morgan will leave Luton Town for Leeds United at the end of the season.

Luton Town could potentially extend Idrizaj's loan spell until January from Liverpool with them almost certain to be in League One. Warren Feeney will move on a Free to Cardiff City whilst Leon Barnett and Kevin Foley are likely to leave.


Arsenal Bulletin,

Ribery may sign for AFC but with a swap deal with Helb, Senderos or some other player moving to Marseille and Ribery moving to AFC. With Flamini moving to Serie A expect AFC to resign Sidwell for free. Freddie Ljungberg to stay at AFC with Denilson but with Diaby as a sub again might see Diaby leave AFC as a player like him dosen't like being a sub.


Rafa has eyes on Samuel Eto'o 25mil as the only WORLD class signing. All the talk about Trezeguet, Bojinov etc. is just a smokescreen to other Spanish players. Players who will leave will be zenden, Dudek, Fowler, Cisse, Pongolle and Le Tallec. This will get in about 10mil. The other signings will not be expensive and proven:

Leto (already signed)

Voronin (already signed)

Ben Haim -free

It will be nearly impossible to predict these signings because, you know Rafa.

But he will add a bit of experience to the team but a lot of younger players. Once his reserve team is up to scratch, he will not buy the average players (i. e. Arbeloa-who is actually a good player) but will rely on his reserve team. He will then just buy the world class players.

GK: Reina Carson Padelli

LB: Riise Aurelio

CB: Carragher Agger Ben Haim Hyppia (paletta)

RB: Finnan Arbeloa

RM: Pennant

DM: Alonso Mascherano

CM: Gerrard Sissoko

LM: Gonzelez Leto

AM: Garcia

ST: Bellamy Eto'o Kuyt Crouch Voronin

A fantastic squad with fantastic options.

My good sources at Celtic Park - say that someone will come from the Liverpool Squad . Celtic are in deep negotiations about a player . THis player could be

Griag Bellamy or Zenden


Mon the Hoops

Also possibility that GS could be on his way as his wife has not settled

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