Football Rumours Archive April 12 2008


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Breaking Celtic news

Strachan will leave at the end of this season and not before. however he is keen to put in place a replacement just as MON did Strachans choice whic has been approved by the board woudl appear to a combination of Brian McClair of Man United as director of football (he has done a lot of good work with the youth teams of man u) and Roy Keane as general manager. There will be a mass clearout of dead wood from park head with the likes of naylor, Wilson, naka, hartley, killen, jvoh and pressley amongst others being moved on. The arival of mcclair and Keane will see a big change in the style of coaching being given to the first team and because of which so players will be given thier chance to prove them selves over a period of time and it is also recognised that getting rid of some of the players will mean big losses in comparison to the fees paid for them and based upon recent financial improvements at park head this is not seen as good buisness sense. amongst the stated targets will be samaras on a permanent deal, Kewell, Wes Brown and Tim howard

  Arsene Wenger is keen about a move to sign

Carlos Kameni. The Espanyol Goalkeeper. Arsenal could be set to beat Man United and Tottenham to his signature. My friend Joe who lives in London says this is a Rumour flying around the Emirates Stadium.

  Henry to Liverpool 16 mil

  Liverpool will not be sold until september/october. DIC want yanks to sort out their differences and until they do they will not be in contact with the club. this leaves Rafa's budget to be significantly smaller than hoped as yanks will not spend money on Liverpool when theyre about to sell. so Rafa will build budget by selling players. clubs interested in Crouch, Kuyt, Pennant, Finnan, xabi, Lucas, Riise, Kewell.

Rafa is interested in aguero, silva, villa, de la red, jarque, Joaquin, Lennon, Bentley, bent and a number of S. American youngsters

  Ac Milan are chasing highly rated Belgrade youngster Stefan Jovetic as well as Schalke 04 midfield dynamo Ivan Rakitic. –MB– Could everyone stop pretending to be = V1= please.

  To the guy saying Newcastle will sign Kalouda, he signed for CSKA in March.

Newcastle will sign five players, them being:

Bafetimbi Gomis (8 million)

Scott Brown (8 million)

Aiden McGeady (10 million)

Carlos Cueller (4 million)

And surprisingly, Gilberto (3 million) who wants to stay in England as he gets british citizenship in under year.

Leaving will be:

Smith (5 million) Interested: Everton, Boro

Duff (4 million) Interested: Blackburn, Wigan, Everton

N'Zogbia (6 million) interested: Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool

Ameobi (4 million) deal in place if Stoke are promoted

Rozehnal (2 million) interested: Dortmund

  Hartlepool United news for the Summer pools will be selling Joel porter as he is connected with a move back to the austrillian Premier League Richard barker will move to Notts County David foley will move to Accrington Stanley and also expect the danish keeper January budtz to be on his travels as he is not getting his first team game at Hartlepool and arran lee–Barret is favoured over him the players coming the other way is Daryl Duffy expect a bid for godwin antwi to be brought from Liverpool

  First off, all these rumours of every proffessional player under the sun going to either Liverpool, Tottenham or Newcastle are absolute rubbish. Lets draw a line underneath them, I am sure that I am not the only gettting annoyed by these. Anyway to my news:

Ashley Young could leave Aston Villa this Summer with Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Inter all sniffing around. Martin O'Neill is having a close look at Plymouth's Peter Halmosi as a ready replacement, who would cost around 3–5 million.

Rafa Benitez is looking at the following players:

Ashley Young (Aston Villa)

Sergio Aguero (Athletico Madrid)

Bojan Krkic (FC Barcelona)

Giovanni Dos Santos (FC Barcelona)

Charles N'Zogbia (Newcastle)

Obafemi Martins (Newcastle)

Dean Ashton (the Hammers)

Aaron Lennon (Tottenham)

Matias Fernandez (Villareal)

Samir Nasri (Marseille)

Mahamadou Niang (Marseille)

Diego Capel (Sevilla)

Rafinha (FC Schalke '04)

Kevin Kuranyi (FC Schalke '04)

Danielle De Rossi (FC Roma) (If Alonso goes)

And also Royston Drenthe/Marcelo (Real Madrid)

These are just possible signings, notice I said players that Rafa is looking at, NOT, going to sign. Also Rafa is a manager that works mainly on quantity as opposed to quality, so rumours claiming that Rafa is going to sell 10 more players than he is going to sign are rubbish, not Rafa's way I am afraid.


  Defoe HAS signed a permanent deal at Pompey.

It was a load/temp deal for a few hours due to the benjani complications, but was made permanent hours later or next day. this is why Harry was bemused as to why Defoe was ineligable for the Tottenham game. fact

Anyway. There will be no BLUE CHIP signings at Ibrox this year.

Sir David said that Rangers, (the peoples Champions) will balance the books and never again fall into the trap of trying to buy success.

Stevie Davis will sing permanent deal, even though plenty of interest from Premier League teams, as he's a Rangers die hard, and was waiting on a bid from them the day he was to sign for Fulham. again fact

3–4 players will be signed, but only players who can walk straight into the team.

Target man forward


right back

possibly centre back

left back only if Stevie Smith does not feature before end of season

  Liverpool signings:

Sergio Aguero (22 million) AMR

Xavi (20 million) DM/CM

Gabriel Heinze (5 million) LB

Rafinha (7 million) RB/RW

Leaving will be:

John Arne Riise (6 million)

Jermaine Pennant (6 million)

Harry Kewell (free)

Andrey Voronin (1 million)

Scott Carson (6 million)

Charles Itjande (3 million)

  Robbie Keane first rose to prominence with Wolverhampton Wanderers, but only after snubbing boyhood heroes Liverpool because he felt he had a better chance of making a name for himself in the First Division. His instincts proved correct and he was soon banging in goals for the Midlands club. Just to shut up some of you poor deluded Tottenham fans. If you want to find that article just look it up on the net.

Finally, Villa is not going to sign for you, he will go to one of the top four sides or sign for FC Barcelona. And forget about Bentley who has already agreed a deal with LFC, just waiting for end of the season to rubber stamp.

= m1=

  The Hammers is all but a sure fire bet to sign Argentine sensational forward Fernando Cavenaghi of Bordeaux to the tune of £3.7 million pounds. We are excited.

  An interesting rumour is emanating from the Amsterdam ArenA where officials have leeked information regarding preliminary transfer talks between Liverpool FC CEO Rick Parry and Ajax President Marteen Fontein. Rumours are that inroads had been made for the possible transfer of Klaas–Jan Huntelaar to Liverpool FC in the close season. However, now the deal is said to have come to a halt in light of Tom Hicks' recent resignation request to Rick Parry. A source close to the Dutch club said Parry was seen coming from a meeting with Mr. Fontein last month and echoes from within the club were that Huntelaar was "on his way".

No price was quoted for the Ajax and Holland star, although it is thought Liverpool would have to

pay in the region of £15 million to secure his services. Liverpool FC have not commented on the story yet.


  Big Summer signings: Inter – Jose Mourinho, Didier Drogba. AC Milan – Ronaldinho. Real Madrid – Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Daniel Alves. FC Barcelona – Frank Lampard. Chelsea$ki – Deco, David Villa. Man United – Bosingwa, Benzema. Liverpool FC – Quaresma, Rafinha, Aguero. MB

  Norwich manager Glenn Roeder is interested in Barnsley pair Kayode Odejayi and Brian Howard. He is also believed to be among the clubs looking at contract rebel Rui Marques of Leeds.

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Edinburgh Evening Rumours Sports Desk

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I work for Scotland's Capital's premium newspaper. I have heard that Heart of Midlothian Season Tickets Sales have not gone well and the management of the club are in turmoil of what to do. Current Acting Head Coach Stephen Frail is not a popular choice with the support and management do not think another Eastern European puppet will either. Managers have been approached but refuse to work under the meddling owner. My source has told me that owner, Vladmir Romanov, has had enough and will put his shares up for sale and that 'There is another show in town'. He would not give my paper a name.

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  Top Players Who will be arriving in Premiership Next Year.

Luca Modric–Liverpool/Arsenal

Emmanuelson–Man UNITED

David Villa–Liverpool

Deco– Newcastle



De La Red–LI'verpool–only if Alonso goes to either FC Barcelona or Real Madrid

Vurcic ( Roma ) – To Man United

Ronaldinho– Maybe Chelsea if not he will stay put.

Kompany– Blackburn/Newcastle

Albelda– Tottenham


De Alessandro–Blackburn/Manchester City

Pandev–Manchester City

Van Der Vaart–Arsenal/Newcastle

Aimar– Liverpool

  arsenal –


rob green

micah Richards

philipe Mexes

joloen leScott

Ashley young

mark noble

andrew surman









  Arsenal Ins–

Hatem Ben Arfa 11.8 million

Felipe Baloy £2 million

a right_back

a goalkeeper

  Some of the posts are complete rubbish and obviously fabricated by pre–pubescent kids sitting in their bedrooms connected to the interweb and google–machine while their pants are round their ankles and they are playing the banjo; but they are still funny nonetheless.

Anyway, onto some real rumours that I have heard. Man United have registered their interest in Obi Martens (as I told you six months ago), expect him to seal a move in the Summer and Darren Bent to fill his boots in Newcastle's front line as the NUfc are sniffing about the Lilywhites for his signature.

Also, the Newcastle are trying to negotiate a swap deal with Liverpool

Charles Nzogbia for Riise and Kewell (who's contract is close to expiring).

I have a source close to the club and these three deals could potentially (high likelihood) go through.

Ug Ugmeister


Please stop saying on here that Henry is coming back, cause it is not going to happen, Wenger never takes back players once they have left the club for eg Anelka

Coming in is Ben Afra

  NEWS FROM THE LANE, THFC will rival LIVERPOOL for the signature of LUKA MODRIC, THFC, will also try to capture the signature of DANIJEL PRANJIC; also TOTTENHAM will offer JENAS + cash for NIKO KRANCJAR of POMPEY, also expected at the lane will be youngster's AARON RAMSEY (DEFF) and CRAIG DAWSON (no relation to Michael) ; also as stated SPURS will contact REAL MADRID for the signature of GRANERO (curr on loan at GETAFE) the talented 20 year old midfielder, he will be joined by DAVID BENTLEY ( as the pool are now themselves confirming), as for VILLA I will stand by what I have said he wants to play for JR and in London.

to all of you. ROBBIE KEANE IS A BOYHOOD CELTIC FAN, read his profile, read ALAN HUTTONS interview of life at the lane. and this from a SPUR.


great site hope you post this one so want to confirm the Defoe thing and the Robbie Keane boyhood thing cheers


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