Football Rumours Archive February 11 2007


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Liverpool to sell Alonso 2 Madrid and sign kevin nolan 4 half the price 10 million

Fowler to retire at the end of the season

Rangers are set to sign 7 players in the summer.

My source also tells me that the stadium is ready to start filling in the corners to increase the capacity.

Ins: goalkeeper, whitaker, webster, brown, mculloch, naismith, gow

Outs: klos, weir, rae, n'diaye, novo

_________boyd, prso_________

burke, brown, Thomson, ferguson

smith, whitaker, ehiougu, svensson


Subs. mcgregor, webster, hemdani

mculloch, naismith, buffel, gow

If QPR go down and Luton Town stay up which is very possible - expect ex-Fulham defender Zesh Rehmann to sign for Luton.


If MK Dons aren't prmoted from League II - expect Wolves and Luton Town to fight it out for the £850,000 signing for MK Dons striker, Izale McCleod - with the deal rising to £1.5 million on appearances/ promotion or other winnings.


Jus heard from my inside man, Boruc from Celtic to Arsenal, and Gordon to replace him from Hearts to Celtic, to join up with former Hearts players pressely and hartley

LFC Rumour - Rafa will have BIG money to spend in the summer although he will only spend it if he can get the players he really wants. They are:

David Villa (25m)

Simao Sabrosa (15m)

Dani Alves (15m)

Vincent Kompany (10m) or Micah Richards (20m)

other less priority options include:

Leighton Baines (10m)

Rafael Van der Vaart (5m)

Players deemed surpless to requirements:

Jerzy Dudek (Carson back from loan as no2)

Robbie Fowler (coaching role maybe?)

Sami Hyypia (assuming we sign another CB)

Team for next season if Rafa gets his way:

GK - Reina

DR - Alves

DL - Riise

DC - Carragher

DC - Richards/ Kompany

MR - Simao

ML - Kewell/ Gonzalez

MC - Gerrard

MC - Sissoko/ Alonso

ST - Villa

ST - Kuyt

This is a side with enough quality to challenge Utd and Chelsea for the title AND go for a 6th (sixth!) Champions League win.

Rafa will also do what he's wanted to do since coming to England, splash some cash on the best youngsters from around the world in a similiar way to what Arse Whinger has done. Expect us to be heavily involved if the likes of Freddy Adu or Kerlon become available.


I feel the need to explain something to those who continue to insist Alonso is leaving LFC. Forgive me as this is very fundamental, but I think you guys really need the lesson. It takes 3 things for any transfer to take place. 1. An offer from a team to buy a player, 2. the acceptance of the offer by the team to allow the transfer, and 3. the acceptance of the player to make the move. In the case of Alonso, there have been over a dozen offers since he moved to LFC a few years ago (just as there have been over 20 for Gerrard in the last 3 years) . So step 1 has been fulfilled. This is where all the rumours start. The papers find out that a bid has been made, and start to talk about it. Then fans get excited and talk about it and the more gullible think a move is imminent. But where Xabi is concerned, there has never been a step 2 or 3. He has repeatedly said he loves the team, the manager, the status, the respect, the strategy, the potential, and the city. Every single bid for him has been rejected, sometimes without even consulting the terms. Simply put, the team wants to keep him and he wants to stay. Real fans are living in the past thinking that just because a person is Spanish he must want to play for them. LFC is already one of the most respected teams in the entire world and now with its new investors stand at the brink of becoming a dominant force in the football world. Alonso helped make that happen and will continue to be a leader at LFC for many years to come. Meanwhile, I expect Lampard to be the man to go to Real. Barca doesn't really need him so will be outbid as Real will overpay for him.

Liverpool: Rafa to add loads of young players during the January transfer window. As Liverpool can't match Arsenal's scouting, they will try their luck in different parts of europe and south america. Squad addition for the summer, expect Dean Ashton to join as West Ham are gone


Arsene will be looking to bring in a new GK, a new left back and two wingers. These will be as follows:

New GK - Gordon (Hearts) or Buffon (If he wants to leave Juve)

New LB - Bale is now a strong possibility, alternatively he may seek more experience in Abidial from Marsillie.

New Wingers - This will be Wengers main targets these are Franck Ribery and Ryan Babel.

New Arsenal Team

Almunia / Gordon / Poom

Eboue / Hoyte / Gilbert

Toure / Djourou / O'Cearill

Gallas / Senderos / Connolly

Clichy / Bale / Traore

Ribery / Hleb / Walcott

Fabregas / Diaby / Denilson

Gilberto / Flamini / Muamba

Rosicky / Babel / Randell

Henry / Adebayor / Murphy

V. Persie / Baptista / Bendtnar

Leaving in the summer will be Ljungberg, Aliadiere, Reyes, Lupoli, Song.

The following is a series of events that look likely to occur if the first takes place. At this time, though, it is half-likely that the deal will happen:

Kaka to Madrid in exchange for Diarra, Robinho, Cannavaro and 5 million. Milan would then move to sign Ronaldinho, prompting Rijkaard to follow him. Cristiano Ronaldo would sign for Madrid. Casillas, tired of the rotating door at Real would leave for Arsenal, with van Persie and 5 million coming to Madrid. Real would then sign Buffon. Meanwhile, Capello would leave to manage Inter after Mancini leaves for Chelsea, which would occur after Mourinho agrees to manage Madrid. Messi would stay at Barca as he is happy there, and Laporta will make one last effort to sign Thierry Henry if Ronaldinho moves to Milan.

Ronaldo will go to Barca and pair up with Ronaldinho. eto'o has already stated he loves the way Ronaldo plays. Barca will bid either 38million or 25million plus Xavi. If Xavi does not go this will be the team next season.

___________ Valdes ____________

Zambrotta - Puyol - Marquez - Gio

_____ Ronaldo - Xavi - Messi _____

__________ Ronaldinho __________

__________ Eto'o - Saviola _______

A force greater than any other in the world of football. This team will win everthing La Liga, Champions League, Copa Del Ray and any oornaments in Spain

Tottenham are poised to sign 31 year old Brazilian attacking-midfielder Marcelinho from Wolfsburg at the end of the season on a 1 year deal.


OK, let's really get something straight. There is no player in the history of football for whom Rafa would spend 38-42 million. The whole idea that he'd spend that for anyone is patently absurd. His entire ethos is based around the team, not the individual player. To bring in someone for that price is to abandon that concept completely and cave in to ego. That same strategy is showing it's destructive power at Chelsea right now who, for the amount they spend and talent they have, should never lose a game, ever. Now, let me ask anyone out there, Is Villa worth 38-42 million to anyone? For that price you can get Van der Vaart, Lennon, and Klose and therefore, many many more goals and you wouldn't anger every other player on your team. Finally, Mark my words. As I've been saying it for over a year now, Klose will be at LFC. It may be this summer, it may take a year, but it will happen. What a fantastic duo that will be up front Kujt and Klose. What fun it will be to watch. GO REDS!

Blackburn Rovers and Portsmouth are both chasing Man City midfielder Dietmar Hamman. Bolton will rekindle interest although Hamman may seek a move home to Germany. Reading may also show interest.


Celtic Summer Rumours

Departing the club will be

Neil Lennon, Maciej Zurawski, Bobo Balde, Paul Telfer and Paul Lawson. Other departures may materialize dependant upon bids and avalability of targets.

Arriving may be Anatoly Tymoshyk as a more or less direct replacement for Lennon. Andry Voronin, to replace Zurawski, Kyle Lafferty as cover for Vennegoor, Michel Kadelec as fullback cover, and possibly Alex from PSV to bolster the defense.

I used to play football over Highbury Fields, and I usually played against Ryan Smith and Hogan Ephraim. Smith was on Arsenal's books but has since been flogged to Derby, while Ephraim is contracted to West Ham but is currently out on loan with Colchester. However, I hear around the area that Hogan will be leaving Upton Park in the summer to challenge for a first team place elsewhere. Hull City are apparently interested, while Wolves and Crystal Palace could also be ready to make an offer for the guy who made mince meat out of everyone that had a kickabout a few years ago.

THIERRY to Liverpool. Whilst the takeover takes place the wheels will be in motion for a summer swoop to take Henry to Anfield. To help persuade him Gillet will also fund a bid for PatRick Viera as he sees him being a great bargaining tool in prising Henry up to the Reds. Rangers will make a bid for McFadden in the summer, as well as Fowler, and shock. Hyppia. deztherez

Feyenoord will get new owners in March they will make a fantastic side as they will get Rossi on loan from Man Utd also they will get Lehmann will leave Arsenal for a new challenge in Rotterdam also expect Inzaghi he is an oldie but he should serve Feyenoord well Mendieta will give the USA a miss and be there too 100% true trust me

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