Football Rumours Archive May 10 2008


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Burnley Outs:

James O'Connor (Luton–Free)

Elliot (Carlton–£1.5 million)

S. Jones (Crewe–£500 k)

Gudjohnsen (Norwich–£1 million)

Lafferty (Rangers–£2.5 million)

Unsworth (Retiring)

Kay (Port Vale–Season–Long–Loan)

TOTAL: £5.5 mill

Offiong (Hamilton–£1 million)

Robb (Dundee United–£750 k)

Yeates (Colchester–£500 k)

McKenna (Preston NE–£500 k)

Taylor (Oldham–£500 k)

J. Chambers (Leicester–Free)

Andy Cole (Sunderland–Free)

Pugh (Stoke–Season–Long–Loan)

TOTAL: £3. 25 mill

PROFIT: £2.25 mill

Come on you Clarets.

  Oldham could sign Tranmeres Chris Shuker and Leeds Leon Constantine both fees in the region of 100 k. Signing on a free will be Danny granville.

  Newcastle Ins:


Santa Cruz

Van Buyten


Miguel Veloso








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Keegans Newcastle United

  Taylor and Faye will not be seperated as stated on some websites but will be pushed hard for the place by the likes of Cuéllar, Younes Kaboul and Jerome Boateng as Ashley brings in both youth and experience. Though the Spanish members of the Newcastle squad maybe increased with big monies being spent on not only Cuéllar approx £10 million, Amorebieta of Bilbao for a similar fee but also Zapater of Zaragoza as Wise attempts to bring his own Cesc Fàbregas. Please note that would mean that Newcastle would have two players nicknamed The BULL, Zapater and Enrique.

Wise also is thought to have on his list is the one time Manchester City loanee Albert Riera who is not only robust but also has a huge amount of skill or is the José Antonio Reyes rumour just never going to go away.

  To all ARSENAL fans.

If you know our club and our manager you know that he will not let there be an exodus this Summers.

He wants people like Gilberto, Senderos and Eboue to stay but he also knows if they want to go then he will not stop them, but do they want to go, he has never sold a player that does not want to leave.

And there is no way he is selling Hleb still with two years left on his contract and also as he has expressed no real desire to leave. Although he admits it will be hard to keep Gilberto.

Expect bids for:

Youth players (he only knows who)

M. Diarra/G. Barry and if Gilberto leaves Makoun

V. Kompany and if Senderos/Eboue leave then Richards/LeScott

Also, it may be unlikely but he is not 100 percent sure that we do not need to replace one of our forwards or add to them so ARSENAL fans do not give up hope of DAVID VILLA, the best forward we may ever buy.

you know it makes sense.

  Today I was talking to a football agent who said Berbatov is on his way out of Tottenham for 24 million, done deal but not yet confirmed, he would not confirm his destination but I am guessing it's either Chelsea or Man United.


  Liverpool will sign Valon Behrami from Lazio in the Summer for 10 Mills euros, Philipp Degen was just a smokescreen.

  There have been reports in the Australian press that Harry Kewell has in fact been offered a new contract at Liverpool, although on much reduced wages. He has apparently said no, looking for a bigger wage elsewhere. With his injury record it would take a huge gamble for any manager to give him high wages. This comes as a big suprise that he was even offered a contract. This would suggest that possibly some of Liverpool's targets may not be willing to move or that there is no money available.



mellberg (Juve)

Carson – loan retur. do not want him = rubbish

Berger released

osbourne ( Coventry loan)

maloney ( somewhere like middlesbourough)

Taylor ( Stoke 500 k)

Moore ( West Bromwich Albion £3 million)

possibly the hare and bouma.

about 60 million 2 spend in Summer.


Cudicini ( £1 million) Chelsea

Miguel (8 m) Valencia

Davies (11 million) West Bromwich Albion

Riise (4 million) Liverpool

gudjohnsen (5 million)

SchwienstigerOR MILNER (12 million) Bayern

Martins10 million/Crouch £9 million/Beattie £5 million?/Bafetimbi Gomis

maybe vander vaart for £15 million.

the truth

  Plymouth Argyle will swoop for Barnet duo Jason Puncheon and Joe Devera. The highly rated duo will sign for a combined fee of 400 k. Expect both Teale and Anderson to sign for Argyle shortly.

Meanwhile Matt Doumbe will reject the contract offered to him as there are two other clubs in the same division who are willing to pay him an extra 2k a week. Smith, Abdou and Summerfield will all agree to their contract extensions.

Sturrock has also tied up a move for Miguel Comminges of Swindon Town. Meanwhile his interest in Albert Adomah is over.

  Rumours from the Walkers stadium.

hume, kisnorbo and clemance all staying

Stearman n mattock too Villa for combined total of £4.5 million

macauley to Ipswich £1 million

howard to Forest £1.2 million

Fryatt to Wolves 750,000

youth acadamy players to be in n around first team ie beswick sappleton Chambers and rowe– Turner.

Milan is flying back to the Uk to sack ollie n bring in Steve maClaren you


  LFC Rumours

Hicks and Gillett agree about one thing – Rafa has to be able to sign the players he wants to take the club closer to the league> The players Rafa wants are:

RB Degen free (done deal)

LB Abidal £6 million FC Barcelona (offered)

RW Bentley £14 million (done deal)

LW Young £14 million (offered on Monday)

CM Barry £10 million (offered)

S Aguero £21 million (offered)

GK Taylor free TOTAL: £65 million

Rafa will be getting rid of the following players

Crouch £11 million Portsmouth

Riise £6 million Newcastle

Finnan £3 million Wigan

Aurellio £4 million Atletico

Kewell free

Pennant £7 million the Hammers

Voronin £3 million Dortmund

Carson £7 million Villa

Guthrie £3 million Bolton

Alonso £15 million FC Barcelona

Le Tallec £1 million Rennes

Itandje £2 million Sochaux TOTAL: £62 million

Now that Alex Miller has left, Rafa will be bringing in Sammy Lee as number 2, and promoting Ablett

  The big secret is out, Robbie Keane will sign for Liverpool within the next month, Keane is due to go to Portugal with the Irish squad when the season is finished but will be excused for two days to complete the move, this is fact

  I attended the match (Liverpool V Manchester City 4/5/08, while I was there I spoke to strong source at Anfield and he said the following:


Riise – Valencia/Newcastle £3–4 million

Pennant – Exchange as part of the Bentley deal

Vororin – HSV £2 million

Crouch – Newcastle/Pompy/Villa £9–10 million

Finnan – Whest Ham £1 million+

Itandje – Nates £1.5 million

Kewell – MLS (free transfer)

Leto – Exchange as part of the Nasri deal

Carson – Makeweight involving Barry

Arebola – Athletico Madrid £2–3 million

Steven Darby, Jay Spearing, San Jose. (All on loan to League One or Championship side)


Adam Ramsey – £3–5 million

David Bentley – £9.5 million Plus Pennant

Gareth Barry– £8 million Plus Carson

Samir Nasri– £12 million Plus Leto

Philip Lahm– £5–7 million

David Villa– £9 million Due to financial difficulties

Lucas Podolski– Loan with an option to buy for £10 million at the end of season

Philip Degan – BVD (free transfer done deal)

Jimmy Mac (The man with the know)

  Billy Davies, Paul Ince and Sam Allardyce are all contenders for the Leicester job and will be interviewed next week following the sacking of Ian Holloway either tomorrow or early next week.

  No no no. Harry Kewell is not coming to the red bulls. they already have two Beckham excemption players in JPA and claudio reyna. which means they would have to get rid of one to sign Kewell. JPA is going nowhere and they owe ridiculous money to reyna (who has been worthless by the way).

  Right as a long time reader of this forum, I have to say, there are far to many people on here who have spent to long playing football manager and then saying what happened in the game will happen in real life. IT'S A GAME REMEMBER THAT.

KJH will not be joining any team this Summer he is about to be coached by two of the greatest forwards in living memory so will stay at Ajax for at least one more year before moving to Italy.

Sergio Aguerro is going nowhere again for at least a year maybe two. As for big moves this Summer more than likely

Villa to Madrid

Joaquin to Roma

Mancini to England

Adriano to Sao Paulo permanatly

Gattuso or Gago to Arsenal

Arshavin to Everton

Although these are more than likely, unlike everyone else on here who appears to be the dad/brother/uncle/cousin's goldfish owner and guy that lives next door and knows the guy that owns Liverpool/Arsenal/Rangers, I do not know for certain. But I thought I woulod at least try and add something that was not typed by a spaz who cannot spell

  Liverpool will be given £25 million to spend from Tom Hicks and another 15 from Gillett. Hicks wants the fans to put him in charge. Rafa will sign:

Michael Owen (7 million) on the cheap

Ronaldinho (10 million) no club wants him

Marcel Jansen (11 million) left back

Philip Lahm (12 million) Right Bac

David Silva (17 million) LRC AM

Marcelo Moreno (8 million) Striker

Gareth Barry (12 million)

Aaron Ramsey (5 million)

Maik Taylor (free)

Peter Crouch (13 million)

Harry Kewell (free)

Yossi Benayoun (5 million)

Steve Finnan (2 million)

John Arne Riise (5 million)

Scott Carson (5 million)

Charles Itjande (3 million)

Xabi Alonso (14 million)

Andrey Voronin (free)

This will see Liverpool mount for a title challenge

  Villa, Everton and Middlesbrough could land Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell for £2 million but his wages could be a stumbling block.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could enter the race with Liverpool for Villa captain Gareth Barry.

Harry Kewell is confirmed to be leaving Liverpool and his likely destination would be Italian Giants Juve, but Fullham are also interested.

Peter Crouch is furious about Benitez stating that Crouch was up for sale at around £15 million pounds and is expected to leave if on his gentlemans deal (leave if he does not get good match time) or leave when his contract expires.

You heard if from.


  Blackburn Rovers to Sign Bruno N'Gotty from Leicester as a player coach role on a free

  Liverpool Ins

Gareth Barry £12 million

Aaron Lennon £8 million

Deagen–Already Signed

Rafinah–8 million

David Silva–16 million

Thats what the 40 million transfer kitty will be spent on.


Peter Crouch– 13–14 million Newcastle/Portsmouth/City

Alonso– £5 million + Royston Drenthe to Real Madrid

Riise– Newcastle £5 million

Hyypia– Free

Pennant– £5 million to Blackburn

Voronin £2 million to Wolfsberg/Nurnberg/Schalke


Henry–Depends if Arsenal do not take him back.


Wayne Bridge

K. Jones

Ivan Klasnic– free agent in the Summer.

Forget Sergio Aguero for at least a couple of seasons the player is settled at Atletico Madrid.

  Afc –

As we know Hleb and Flamini are leaving in July, also on the way out will be:




Adebayor (if he continues to hold the club to ransom for a new improved contract)

In will come:

Eto'o (if we can get him away from the for under £20 million)

Huntelaar (if we cannot get Eto'o)

Ben Arfa


The next kids to join first team action next season will be:






  Peter Crouch is going to Benfica with Sven in the Summer. Rafa will not get 15 for him though, he will only get £6 million. On the blue side of Merseyside I heard Everton are bringing in Sidwell and Guttuso and Carsley is going to Derby.

Also Andy Johnson is going to start scoring goals as of next season.

  Krancjar? will be leaving Pompey and heading to Anfield in a swap deal involving Peter Crouch. fact

  Hammers news


David Nugent (Portsmouth)

Petri Pasanen (Werder Bremen)

Nicky Shorey (Reading)

Harry Kewell (Liverpool)

Ben Haim (Chelsea)

Darren Bent (Tottenham)

Kasper Schmeichel (Manchester City)

Justin Hoyte (Arsenal)


Luis Boa Morte

Danny Gabbidon

Calum Davenport

Kyel Reid

James Walker

Richard Wright

Hayden Mullins

Jonathan Spector

Christian Dailly

Carlton Cole

John Pantsil

  Stoke City will move to loan Plessis and El–Zhar from Liverpool on season long loans next year. Liverpool are keen for them to gain experience, but may insist on a 48 hour call back Clause for Plessis. This will almost certainly happen.

Liverpool remain keen about various second forwards, including Sobis at Betis who is a strong possibility. Bridge is an option at left back, and is keen.

Elsewhere, Norwich City will sign Paterson from Scunthorpe and Kisnorbo from Leicester. They will also get Ched Evans back on a season loan, paying £200 000 for the privilege.

Not facts, but from a good source within a national paper.

  Man United Transfers


Christophe Berra Hearts (£1 million, but will be loaned back to Hearts for one year)

Giampaolo Pazzini Firoentina (£15 million)


Tomasz Kuszczak (loan to West Bromwich)

John O'Shea (Aston Villa £5 million)

Jonny Evans (Sunderland £1 million)

Chris Eagles (Stoke City £1.5 million)

Frazier Campbell (Hull City one year loan)

Dong (Royal Antwerp £500,000)

  Met a Liverpool scout this weekend at a big local Derby in Cape Town, South Africa. He was watching the Ajax Cape Town, who are both the South Africa log leaders as well as Ajax Amsterdam feeder club, play against and beat Amazulu. He said that the club are in advanced talks to sign hot youngster Shameeg Doutie who has won numerous accolades in South Africa and in Holland as a junior. The deal is being pushed through by ex–South Africa goalkeeper Hans Vonk as the players current team mate and mentor.

Liverpool are also after a host of other young South African talents including Kermit Erasmus of Supersport United who is linked to PSV; Kaizer Motaung Jnr who is back from trials in Europe and Daniel Serman who has been performing well on the local scene.

He also mentioned that the club are hoping to tie up the signings of Gareth Barry and Philip Degen after the final weekends games and want to make a large transfer for either Silva and Joaquin if Valencia are relegated or Huntelaar and Quaresma/Bentley

  RANGERS will not be signing Gattuso, as much as we want this, it will not happen. Apparently he's agreed personal terms with Bayern. With Dailly returning to the Hammers and Hemdani possibly going, Rangers are keen about Nekounam again, although Badary Sene is being looked at as an alternative. Torosidis or Pasanen will compete for the right back spot, while McCartney is being rumoured for the left back spot. Center back is a pick between Berra, Webster or Torosidis/Pasanen as both can play center back also. The "Flair" players that are being looked at are Izmailov, Ivanschitz or Huszti. Any big money signings will be in the form of Alan Smith, Darren Fletcher and a Striker, Klasnic and Moore will be out of contract, so any money will be spent on either Fauvergue who Rangers have tracked since last Jan or Pavlyuchenko who has caught the eye this season. O'Hara could be brought in on loan if Davis does not sign a deal.

  Chelsea ins

Ronaldinho £20 million possible. doubt they will accept the offer

Rafinha £8 million








  LFC Rumours

To all those people with links/contacts you are full of bull. The best info is the Liverpool Echo for breaking news/transfers. To the genius who stated LFC to offer Kewell a new contract well this was obvious as well as the 'greedy one' to decline a drop in wages. As stated LFC will sign 3 quality players LB, LW, ST + 1/2 other bargain buys/bosmans. Quality players will be versatile and able to cover other positions. Most expensive player will be Barry in a £15 million deal. Rafa making a point to O'Neill pricing Crouch at £15 million. Possible swap deal. Finally Alonso 50: 50 to sign for La Liga.

Genuine Scouser

  Sheff United are going to make a shock bid for transfer listed, Luton winger, Darren Currie. Also on Sheff United's list are Gaizka Mendieta, Darren Huckerby, Chris Powell, Bruno N'Gotty and Warren Feeney.

  As Rafa is finally releasing Harry Kewell and looking for a naturally left footed player to play as part of his preferred 4–2–3–1 formation. He is looking very closely at the cska moscow star daniel Carvalho. He is an intelligent player and suit our flowing counter attacking style well. Forgot about Bentley for the right side as he will prove to be too costly, Rafa is instead looking at bring in Maxi Rodriguez from Atletico Madrid for £11 million or will swoop for Adriano of Sevilla for £7.5 million. we also launch raids for G. Barry a swap deal involving Pennant + Riise and £5 million and for Andrea Pirlo of Ac Milan.

For the defensive ranks he will try and bring in Abidal from FC Barcelona for £8 million and possibly willy sagnol from Bayern munich as Finnan is coming to the end of his days with the greatest team on the mersey.

so our income players will be:

d. Carvalho

m. Rodriguez

e. Abidal

W. Sagnol

so rumours of villa, aguero and betley and half of la liga are all far fetched.

  The foloowing will happen in the Summer for Celtic.



Donati – 2 mill

Tommy g – 1 mill

Boruc –13 mill

killen – 500 k

deek – 750K

bobo – free

Pressley – free

naylor – 1.5 mill


Frank Rijkaard (and his own coaching staff)

Giovani – loan (as well as some more young players from Spain)


Willy Sagnol

Andreas Ottl

Anatoli Tymoschuk

Leonidas Panagopoulos

for at least some of these rumours to come true.

3 in a row oh 7 to go.

  Some of the rumours on here about Norwich City are absolute rubbish. There are plenty of linked players, but no concrete info.

Linked players include Chelsea's Jack Cork, Derby's Rob Earnshaw and Andy Todd, Plymouth's out of contract full back Paul Connolly, Newcastle's Shola Ameobi, recently released Peter Ramage (although he's believed to have accepted terms at Queens Park Rangers) and Forest's Nathan Tyson.

  Arsenal to buy ayew from Lyon for £2 million

james Beatie is stopping with Sheff United for the next season

  Leon Osman and Harry Kewell will be joining Sunderland in the Summer.

  Everton FC will make two major signings, bigger than anyplayer brought to EFC before. One will be Arshavin and the other will be a forward. Who we (as yet) do not know. But word is he will be in a similar mould to Van Nistelroy. The total cost of these two players is between £20 million and £28 million.

Everton will in total spend between £30 and £40 million. with a unknown person already owning a 35 percent stake in the club.


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