Football Rumours Archive July 10 2006


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i have said on here before about ronaldo leaving man utd and last night he went further and insisted he would leave he already told SAF in a phone call on thursday and SAF told him to keep quiet and see him after the cup or otherwise. otherwise being that SAF will hold him ransom for a min of £30m and he would train with the youth team until someone coughs it up. on friday man utd received 4 enquires for ronaldo from real, barca, chelsea and inter, they were all told he is not on offer at this moment in time. SAF is determined to get the best deal and as feared ronaldo spilled the beans, SAF does not care where ronaldo wants to go and will sell to the team who comes up with the best offer wheather its pure cash or a plus players deal.

hi i am a friend of dowie and i know who will be joining charlton this summer, as loan deals for maniche, swp and rossi are very close. a £1.7m deal for lupoli and a £2.4m deal for sidwell are almost complete. while JFH has almost agreed terms and he is in talks with sol campbell but his wages are likely to be to much. he has other irons in the fire, but the only other talks he has mentioned are those with barton but no offer has been made and these are talks sanctioned by man city.

I really hope Man U sign Riquelme as he will be a huge flop in the Premiership and Man U will let Arsenal sign Nuri Sahin from BVB Dortmund. To the guy who said Appiah was to go to Man U if Juve were found guilty get your facts right. He is now at Fenerbache. I also hope Sheva, Ballack, Mikel and Hilario are all flops and Terry, Cech, Lampard and Makele are all injured for the whole season and Chelsea don's win a single trophy.

SHOCKING NEWS=======!!!!!!

Man U to sign Anelka and Appiah for a joint bid of 18million pounds. No need for Torres who will go to Internazionale as Adriano might go to Chelsea to pair Sheva and signal the end of Drogba who could go to Lyon and Diarra or Malouda coming to Stamford which means Robben can leave for Madrid.

AFC News-----

Cesc won't leave for Madrid if Diarra comes. They won't have enough cash if Zlatan, Buffon and Zambrotta also come. The only players worth heaps at Real are Ronaldo,Cassilass,Sergio Ramos. Zidane's retired, Becks is getting worse, Raul has been really poor, Baptista is no longer wanted by Arsenal and Man U, Robhino is not worth much if he can't get much of a game. And Sergio won't move and its unlikely Inter or Barca will resign Ronaldo and the only other team that can afford him is Chelski who don't want him. And they want to keep Iker as he is a Spanish player and they want a Spanish backbone for the club. For that reason Reyes will not leave Arsenal for any team but Barca(to replace Larsson) and that is unlikely. Aliadiare will be sold to Leicster or Bordeux with Mavumba(U-21 France DM and was voted in the UEFA U-21 team of the year) going the other way. Cygan to Rennes for Jaques Faty(Another U-21 French star) and Djourou will go on loan to FC Basel while Wenger brings Salcido and C. Davies. Wenger will sign Mavumba and retract his bid for Hargreaves. Wenger could make a shock move for liverpool youth midfielder John Welsh who has been said to be like a mini Stevie G

We have sources that make us believe that Wenger will CERTAINLY not sign Dirk Kuyt. We believe Wenger is up to his old tricks and is using Kuyt as a smokescreen to purchase someone else i.e. Saviola or Trezeguet. We also believe Owen Hargreaves will not move to any club in England because Liverpool don't need him as they have Alonso, Gerrard in a fine partnership and Manchester United won't buy Hargreaves as people are believing the Ronaldo/Rooney/Van Nistelrooy argument has lead to further unstability to the club owned by Glazer. Then there was the Keane falling out and the 90's unit(Giggs,Gary and Phil Neville,Beckham,Scholes,Butt) is a broken force. Also Chelsea don't want him and Arsenal are focusing on youth and maybe will sign Bordeaux midfield workhorse Mavumba who is tipped to be the next Jean Tigana after an excellent performance in the U-21 European Championship, not to mention Javier Mascherano. And Tottenham are considered by Hargreaves that they are a much smaller club which is very true! In fact the major talk in Germany is wheter Nuri Sahin will sign with Chelsea, Manchester United or Arsenal. Chelsea are very unlikely as Sahin knows he will have to struggle to get a game. However it is a toss up between Manchester United and Arsenal. The Gunners have the advantages of having first option on him(Through the Rosicky deal), have scouted him for a longer period of time and can give Jens Lehmann as bait to entice BVB Dortmund just to deal with the Gunners. Also Sahin knows that young players develop far better in London then anywhere else. E.g. Henry, Vieira, Petit, Overmars, Anelka, Cole,Ljunberg and Fabregas. Also Sahin says Rosicky is his idol and wants to follow him. However Manchester United might offer him better finacial deals and with United seemingley lack of midfield players it seems that Sahin will be assured first team football.

Dr Truth (Man Utd fan). I read your long post with amusement because it was not so much a rumour but more your wishful thinking. Half the players you say were originally linked with United but now Arsenal were also linked with Liverpool. Simao was actually sitting on a plane ready to fly to Anfield at the beginning of last season before the deal fell though. And Torres has publicly stated in FourFourTwo magazine that the 2 sides he would be interested in joining in the Premiership were Liverpool and Arsenal. If recent stories in the Press are true 3 or 4 good players have already turned down United, they simply are not the glamour club they think they are and Fergie is definitely losing his touch. The coming season will be very close and any of top four club, Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea could win the Premiership. I think Chelsea will find it a lot lot harder this season as their rivals find more ingenious ways to open up their defence.

For all you Gooner fans out there. I have read lots and lots of remours and I just have to say they are worng. AW tends not to buy. We already have such a good crop of youngsters. But you heard it here first...Ribery will be coming to Arsenal. Come on you Gooners!!!!

Newcastle are lining up to £7m bid for Germany striker Miroslav Klose after Alan Shearer tipped the Werder Bremen man as his successor.

DRTRUTH - you need to get your facts straight, Man Utd were not linked to Torres and Mascherano before Arsenal. Arsenal have had a long interest in Torres and were credited suitors well before Man Utd entered the picture.

And Arsenal had Mascherano signed the summer before last if Vieira had left then, so they are both very much realistic transfer possibilities, although rumour has it Torres will now stay until January with Atletico. Mascherano was seen wearing an Arsenal t-shirt at a press conference, so is very much realistic.

But if you want to try making things up try Nuri Sahin, agreed to move to Chelsea upon a work permit? He doesn't need one as he has a german passport so that's bull. Agreed to sign for Man Utd for £6million? That's bull too seeming as Arsenal had an £8million bid rejected prior to the World Cup. Not to mention Sahin himself has stated he will probably stay at Dortmund for the first team football.

Rafa will make a 10 million bid for Alves on Monday (10th) and give Seville until midnight to say yes.

If they don't then he will split his final 10 million to get Pennant from Birmingham (4 million) and Klose (6 million plus either Dudek, Zenden or both?).

Everton news

everton will sign joey barton from man city for 4million with david moyes interested stuart pearce with 4million and simon davies and kevin kilbane because pearce would have two new wingers and has didi hamann on his way to eastlands.

I had to laugh at the Celtic fan claiming his team would sign Ya Ya Toure ahead of Arsenal. As if the player would choose Snake Mountain over the Emirates Stadium! The Gunners will also sign Thuram to replace the departing Sol Campbell.

Newcatle United- Emre has been persuading Glen R to buy Nuri Sahin, Nihat and Sanli. Emre says they are keen to move to tyneside.

premiership news germany wc star miroslav klose is being lined up for a 7million move to newcastle but werder bremen will demand more money after there paraguay foward haedo valdez has already joined borussia dortmund another option for newcastle is man utd foward rvn with saf telling rvn he has no future at the club.Jimmy f hasselbaink has been linked with celtic and various premiership clubs but hasselbaink will have a medical at charlton tomorrow and join monday or tuesday.ofcourse you now must know c.ronaldo thinks it will be " best to get out of manchester" he is extremely interested in a move to real madrid but david beckham has already stated that if c.ronaldo joins he will leave and real madrid cannot take a risk on losing a load of merchandise from bechham but the door is opening for c.ronaldo at barcelona and valencia.sol campbell will join fernerbache.ashley cole's move to chelsea will be complete in the next 14 days with a fee expected of around 20million arsenal will replace cole with phil lahm from bayern munich or make a cheeky bid for juve real bound gianluca zambrotta.also arsene wenger will judge lilan turam and wiegh up to him from juve or make a bid for everton stalling over contract joseph yobo even though yobo claim's he will sign a new 4 year deal soon.with charlton almost completed thier move for jimmy f hasselbaink star foward darren bent will sign for one of these clubs liverpool newcastle or spurs.but now spurs are the favourites to sign juve and sweden foward zlatan ibrahimovic which could rule out a move for darren bent are spurs foward at this current time are berbatov r.keane and defoe but defoe could be lured to portsmouth by former boss harry rednapp for 8million portsmouth have big money to spend with alexandre gaydamak taking over completly from milan mandric.david moyes will meet with stuttgart officals next week for a possibile move for former newcastle and ac milan foward jon dahl tomasson to compete with andy johnson and jam

es beattie as the scotish foward james mcfadden move to rangers or celtic looking more and more likely.the word out of white hart lane is carrick will join man utd but eveeton midfielder tim cahill is set to join spurs to form a midfield of lennon'zokora'cahill'dowining will join from middlebrough for 8million next week.

i am a trainee at cardiff city and i know that jason koumas will sign as i have been assigned to clean his boots for next season

aston villa will sell baros and mellberg for a combined fee of about 12 or 13 mill lets hope oleary can make some decent aqusitions and we dont have to rely just on the youth system to finish just above the drop sone

Liverpool News

Again am sick and tired of coming on here to say the same thing all the time. David Villa will not be coming to Liverpool and will neither Simao, Joaquin and Shaun Wright-Phillips. Dirk Kuyt still is a option only if the deal for Daniel Alves falls through which is more than likely now. There is a possible chance they will step up there chase for Jermaine Pennant all though judging by Steve Bruce's comments he wants silly money for him which Rafael Benitez will simply refuse. The man who said Liverpool have 25 million to spend they are right and from sales they have made to possibly more with only 8.5 million really being spent with a possible 25 million still to spend but remember we also have to pay for previous transfers and the on going saga with the stadium is taking are kitty more and more everyday. Liverpool are looking for investment but they have had no joy so far but until then dont expect big name players like the list i made because we simply dont have the funds for them. Although we all know would love them here.


Charlton will sign Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink on either monday or tuesday on a £25,000 pw contract for 2 years. The Sidwell deal is looking less likely because Sidwell is worried about Reading fans reaction to him leaving. However if John Madjeski receives the right money from Charlton then the deal is back on. Charlton are also attempting several high profile year long loan signings with names including Shaun Wright Philips, Maniche, Kezman all mentioned. Maniche wants a stay in England, Chelsea 'owe' Charlton a loan after the Smertin debacle with Wright Philips being urged as a decent signing and Kezman fancies another year in England to prove his critics wrong. Astonishingly Charlton and Fulham have both enquired about a number of high profile Italian based players including Luca Toni, Gianluca Zambrotta and Clarence Seedorf. Charlton hope to put in early bids for all three and hope to sign these players before the 'big clubs' come in for them. Zambrotta could leave for less than £3m if Juventus get relegated whereas Seedorf would be a free transfer if a similar situation befell AC Milan. Seedorf would also welcome a re-unite with his mate Hasselbaink.

middesbrough to make bargin buy of the summer, sidney govou for 4 mil, to replace JFH, also barton to riverside for 3 mil and others to come

birmingham have made bids for two players matt fryatt of leicester for 1.75 million and collins john two million from fulham

everton will sign two players this week patrick kisnorbo from leicester for 1.5 million and joey barton from man city a long term target of moyes.

liverpool will tie up a deal this week for jermaine defoe the price will be in the region of 10 million 100% confirmed

leicester city will use the cash they recieve from the sale of matt fryatt to brum to bring in dichio from preston dan harding from leeds and andy reid on a season long loan deal from spurs.

2 da guy hu ays dat chelsea r signing sixteen yr old his name is a "mystery" u shud know this his last name is tejera he is the new kaka. watch dis space bruvs

Swedish national team midfielder Tobias Linderoth to switch from FCK Copenhagen to Galatasaray


Danish national midfielder to switch from Real Madrid to Galatasaray

Fernando torres has been signed for man u.

myes will hand the number 9 shirt to beattie.also moyes will try and sign mccarthy as mcfadden is on his way to celtic.

Rumours circulating that Alan Pardew will sign either Shaun Wright Phillips(Chelsea) on loan or James Milner(Newcastle) permanent deal, to balance the right side of West Ham's midfield.

A deal for Pascal Chimbonda of Wigan is still a distinct possibility too.

LFC News:

We all know about the Dani Alves move. Rafa is waiting to see if he can haggle a price of around £10m. This is because if the price goes up any higher then LFC will not be able to buy David Villa. The reason Antonio Barragan is being sold is that so we can raise the extra £2m to pay for Dani Alves. It's clear Rafa doesn't want to sell Barragan because we will have the option of buying him back in 2010 for £5m. The plan is that Rafa will buy Alves then in around 3 years Anderson will be 1st choice RM and Alves will take the too old Finnan's place. Once Alves has signed Rafa will try to sign David Villa. The way this works is complicated: Last season Liverpool could of signed David Villa for £8m but instead pulled out to allow Valencia to have him as Peter Crouch became available. Part of the agreement of pulling out was that at any time Liverpool could try and sign David Villa if Valencia had 1st option on Djibril Cisse or Fernando Morientes. Now Valencia have triggered that clause by buying Morientes for £3.2m. This means LFC can buy David Villa for £18m rather than the £30m other clubs would have to pay.


MUFC NEWS: Fergie is trying to take advantage of the match fixing trials in Italy so expect to see moves for Pilro and Gattuso both rated at £10m each. Owen Hargreaves is another player that SAF is looking at. He would cost £6.5m. Marcos Senna is a definate for £3.5m. United want Torres but his buy out clause is £41.4m but Athletico are understood to be willing to do business for around £25m. United will be able to afford this as RVN will be sold to Real Madrid for £16m. You heard it here first.




Andy Johnson-8.6mil

Jolean Lescott-5mil

Steve Sidwell-1mil

Benni McCarthy-2mil


Duncan Ferguson-free

Li Tie-free

James McFadden-2.5mil-Celtic

Manchester United News

Riquelme does not want to go to the premiership so he will probably not come to Old Trafford. If AC Milan get relegated, Gatusso is likely to join United. There is still a possibility for Carrick to join for around £14m and Simao for the same price if Ronaldo leaves. Lennon another possibility for £7m. Mascherano (£15m) and Hargreaves (£8m) will be looked for if Gatusso and Carrick dont come to Manchester. If Ruud Van Nistlerooy leaves which is becoming less likely as he is looking for a new contract since his poor World Cup, Torres (£20+m) will considered or posibly Miroslave Klose from Werder Breman for £15m. If Fletcher does not impress in the South Africa tour, he may go to Everton, Rangers or Blackburn for £3m. Stephan Appiah is a new target from Fenerbace for £6m. Maybe a new keeper for a cheap price aswell. Nuri Sahin from Dortmund is also a target.

Van Der Sar Van Der Sar

Neville (c) Neville (c)

Ferdinand Ferdinand

Vidic Vidic

Heinze Heinze

Ronaldo or Simao

Gatusso Mascherano

Carrick Hargreaves

Giggs/Park Lennon

Rooney Rooney

Torres/Klose Van Nistlerooy

SUBS:Kuszczak SUBS:Kuszczak

Park Sahin

Scholes Scholes

Saha Park

Brown Brown

On the recommendation of ex captain and newcastle legend alan shearer, glenn roeder will trigger a clause in miroslav klose's contract allowing him to leave for £6-7m. Also roeder has given luque and butt another chance at SJP. Cumon the Toon!

This week is going to be a very busy week for liverpool who expect to complete the alves deal the move ont the striker which could be villa or even trezaguet and also rafa and his new coach look set to buy zapter from real zaragoza

The board of Wolves are in serious talks with Mick McCarthy over the vacant managers position. He will only get £3m to spend and will have the choice of either Paul Ince or Steve Bull as his assistant. These seem restrictive terms but he will be getting £17,000 a week if all goes to plan.


west ham signings:





cudicini[1.5m + the money chelsea owe us for g.johnson]


To the Rangers fans who seem to think McFadden will sign, there is no chance of this happening. Its common knowledge that the player is Celtic daft and unlike past players ie McCann he won't get a huge increase in wages to move to Ibrox. Instead expect him to either remain at Everton and see out his contract or move to Celic for 1.5 million.

Pompey will sign Peruvian striker Jefferson Farfan in the next 48 hours. They agreed a fee of £10m with PSV (which is his release clause) and he arrived in Portsmouth for talks and a look around on Sunday

Rafa has told the board he wants the couch this time, not the lampshade. This is why he left Valencia. With this in mind Alves will be signed, the board don't want Rafa walking. Only one more player will be signed, this is David Villa. This is 100% true. The Alves deal has stalled for now because all attention is on the Villa deal. Once its known how much this will cost then the Alves deal will be completed quickly. Expect both to be completed before the weekend.


I said long ago that we would sign Rosicky, we have, I also said Sol would leave, he has, I also said Ribery wants to move to Arsenal, He does(check mirror interview or websearch it).

I have real knowledge of Arsenals transfer activity being involved in the club for a long time now, before Wenger even.

Now heres whats going to happen over the summer.

Sol Campbell has left and his replacement will be one of Cannavaro(5m), Davies(6m), Upson(3m) or Woodgate(2m pay-as-u-play deal). This is the short list, I'd put my money on Upson as AW didnt want him to leave in the first place but couldnt guarantee 1st team action, he can now.

Lauren will be sold to Barcelona with Arsenal receiving 2m+Saviola(Lauren rated @4.5m) his replacement eventually will be Eboue but Trabelsi will sign on a 3 year deal for free. Ashley Cole is STAYING, he will be offered a better deal at xmas. Ljungberg will sadly be sold, his best years are behind him and he has really recovered from any of his injuries, expect Valencia, Marseille or Inter to pay 7m for him. His replacement is either SWP or Ribery, SWP is unlikely as Chelski wont sell to EPL rivals but is a target, either one would cost 12m, Ribery may cost less if Freddie goes to Marseille, lets see. Gilberto will be sold to a Spanish team(6m) his replacement being Hargreaves also(6m), Yaya Toure has stated that he would like to play alongside Kolo, the stumbling block in Olympiakos' price they say 10m AW sees 6-7m as a more realistic price, Talks ongoing but still v. possible. As I have already stated Saviola will sign, he is Reyes replacement who will be sold to Real Madrid who will pay £15m+Casillas as Buffon(18m) will be signed by Cappello(along with Ibrahimovic) from Juve, Lehmann may stay for another year but it is possible he will be part of a deal involving Sahin, Adebayor will be loaned out to either NUFC or WHFC and eventually sold. No replacement will be bought. A few youngsters will be signed, Gago, Merida etc etc, and many will be blooded this season.

AFC team 06/07 YTH=Youth being blooded

GK: Casillas(1),Poom(21),Mannone:YTH(34)

RB: Trabelsi(2),Eboue(12),Hoyte(32)

LB: Cole(3),Clichy(22),Traore:YTH(33)

CB: Toure(28),Senderos(20),Upson(5),Djourou(36),Connelly:YTH(new Tony Adams)(35)

RM: Ribery(11),Hleb(13),Smith:YTH(37)

LM: Rosicky(7),Sahin:YTH(bought&blooded)(17),Larsson(29)

CM: Fabregas(8),Flamini(16),Diaby(24,inj.),Hargreaves(4),Toure(19),Song(15loaned-out)

ST: Henry(14), RVP(10,Bergkamp natural replacement, thats why he was bought),Saviola(9),Walcott:YTH(23),Lupoli:YTH(26),Bendtner:YTH(31)



from what i understand, Sir Alex Ferguson is strongly considering a bid for highly rated 20 year old Real Madrid centre back Sergio Ramos. The scottish tactictian is apparently a huge fan of the lad and sees him as a real hot prospect for football in the Premiership for years to come.

:) 100% trustworthy from a good, strong source in Spain.

Alessandro Nesta and Andrea Pirlo are set to sign for Manchester United

I am Fernando Torres' best friend, and he has told me that he will join Manchester United for £24.45m within the next week! He does not want to go anywhere else, and says that he will certainly not play in the Italian Second Division!

Heard that Man Utd are goin to offer in the region of 34 million for roma trio Totti, De Rossi and Perrota.

united will launch an 8 million bid for gattuso and 25 million for torres van nistelroy is set to join bayern munich fo 12 million and ronaldo will not be sold even though he wants to leave fergusson sees him and ronney as key to united succses united ar still not decided as to whether up there bid for carrick even though he is keen to join

blackburn ins hasselbaink, mido/baros, cambell

blackburn outs enclkmen,neil,emerton

Newcastle are supposedly signing Miroslav Klose for around 6 million pounds, due to a clause on his contract at Werder Bremen

Come on you toon!!!

everton will sign jimmy floyd hasslebaink, maniche and possibly wright phillips on loan

also everton are roumerd 2 be looking at javier saviola if hasslebaink opts for charlton

leon knight has had a massive falling out at swansea last week and through rory fallons agent has been in contact with his old mentor from chelsea days dennis wise, wise has guarnteed knight 1st team football and a deal is only being held up by a small difference in wage demands. should be sorted by the end of the week and leon knight will become a swindon town player.

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