Football Rumours Archive July 12 2007


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For all those slating KEANO for the Chopra signing are only envious on having the best new manager in business. Afonso Alves to partner Chopra in a little and large attack. Alves to be top scorer in Premier League next season get your money on him. Baines, Gordon in also


 My brothers mate works in Goodison, an he rekons he saw Kieron Dyer talking to Alan irvine. he said that Everton may complete the signing by Monday for abour 8 milliion


 Arsenal Rumours

Arsenal signed Bakary Sagna for £6 million, the deal is done and is going to have the number 3 shirt. Arsenal have not anounced the deal as they want to announce a double deal. Ljungberg is off to Fiorentina for £5.5 million and either Eboue will replace him or Arsenal will buy a right sided player which at this moment in time have not got a clue. If Arsenal do buy a right winger then Justin Hoyte will move to Reading for £2 million. Arsenal will make two other signings and one is Yohann Gouffran of Caen for £2 million who will sign a four year deal at the Emirates and be loaned back next season to Caen. Henry has now been fully replaced with an experienced forward, Eduardo Da Silva and a young gun Yohan Gouffran. Sagna will be first choice right back (well that is Arsene's plan) and lastly one other signing will happen after the under 20 World Cup, many names are scouted but which one will sign. I'll leave you guys to come up with your own conclusions there. ;)

GoOnEr 4 LyF


 to all the Liverpool fans quaresma isnt comin

Porto are not going to let him go. they have already lost Anderson. they are star player. theyre not going to let another one leave. MAN UNITED– Tevez coming soon. in January Man United will sign Berbatov from Tottenham for £18 million + Saha for a boost in Man Uniteds European takeover MAN UNITED 4 THE TREBLE

frm the guy you can trust MR JAB


 Everton FANS: Expect a few suprise signings for Everton after missing out on Koumas and Nugent. Moyes wants four more players. LEFT–BACK: Baines is first choice but his price tag may well make Moyes move for Frank Queudrue for £2 million. Chris Gunter is also being scouted. LEFT–MID: Kieran Richardson, a deal is done, he passed a medical at bellefield today expect an announcement shortly. CENTRE–MID: After failing in bids to sign Koumas, Scharner and Barton, Moyes has drawn up a short–list which incudes: Papa Bouba Diop, Kevin Nolan (who contrary to reports was not a Bellefield yesterday) and Tom Huddlstone who may leave Tottenham to get first team football. Whichever one of these ends up at Goodison your guess is as good as mine. Finally a forward: Depending whether Beattie stays or not Moyes still wants more cover upfront. The Defoe rumour did not materialise, Nugent's gone, so Alan Smith seems the most likely. Finally there is still talk of Riquelme joining us. For some reason, I have a gut feeling we may see him in an Everton shirt next season. I have no evidence or anything, just a feeling.


 There is a rumour out that Keane will be the one to sign swedish flying winger Christian Willhelmsson for SAfc within the next two weeks.


 Arsenal will sign bakary Sagna, yoann gourffran and some left–winger


 "Especially with Eduardo the goal machine coming in. We will finish higher than Liverpool next season and maybe even higher than Chelsea. "

lol I would be more worried about finishing above Tottenham if I were you

I saw Robben on sky sports and Chelsea tv today he said contract talks were not going well. Well what does he expect paying 90 k a week for a player who spends most of his time in the treatment room is not smart business. Expect Robben to stay until January he will then be off to Madrid for around £12 million and Chelsea will replace him with U20 Brazilian Alex the duck pato. Chelsea are already in negotiations with his club internacional for a possible January move. obtaining a Work permit should not be a problem.

Chelsea ins:

Sidwell free

alex free

pizarro free

Ben Haim free

phillsKirk free (from Oldham)

Malouda 13.5 million

dani Alves 14– £17 million

pato will move in January for around £9 million

Chelsea outs:

Geremi free

boularouz Sevilla £4 million (could be used in the deal for daniel Alves)

Robben more likely in January but will leave for £12 million


Alves Terry Carvalho a cole

Mikel Essien Lampard

j Cole Malouda


Quite simply that is a awesome outfit. Going to be a great title race between Man United and Chelsea could go either way.

Cmon the Chelseas


 Liverpool set to land Ryan Babel in the upcoming days, followed by Gabriel Heinze and Ricardo Quaresma. the magician. Liverpool FC for the title next year.

Starting Line Up

– Reina –

Finnan– Agger– Carragher– –Heinze

Quaresma– Mascherano– Alonso– Babel

– Gerrard–

– –torres– –


 To the Arsenal guy asking about charles andre doudin I have heard of him. He's got really good agility and also very good composure he is wating talents in switzerland he is a switz under 21 I think on verge of first team and is hailed as their Rooney better then volanthen.



 Cesc Fabregas will join Glasgow Rangers for a £12 million fee as he feels Arsenal are falling to pieces. He has also stated fellow team–mate Robin Van Persie will join FC Barcelona for £13 million while Freddie Ljungberg will join Fiorentia for free


 Bristol City are handing out many trials on there Latvian tour a couple of players from Slovania rumoured are Nastja Čeh and Valter Birsa. Valter Birsa is also being watched by Plymouth and other Championship clubs.


 Sven is struggling to tempt many of his big name targets to ManChester City as it has been acknowledged by the majority of these players that Manchester City are a small time club. such players include Mascherano and Yakubu while they had failed in their previous attempt to snap up Fernando Torres before completing his move to Liverpool. take it from me, there are worrying times ahead for the City faithful.


 Quaresma is coming to Liverpool fact


 According to stats yes Mikel Arteta is the most "consistant" Spanish player in the Premier League. FAR from the best Thing is though, Liverpool and Arsenal work as a team, where as Everton simply hoof the ball or pass to Arteta because all the other players can not pass a ball. So obviously his stats are going to be good, also he faces no competition so he is guaranteed a match every week. Unlike Alonso who faces competition from players such as Gerrard, Sissoko and Mascherano. Everton = pub team

Quaresma Liverpool


 Inter are looking for potential buyers for their Serbian star dejan stankovic. however, many clubs are being repelled from making any offers due to the results of a recent medical which stankovic took which said that he actually had the bone structure and body of a man almost twice his age. this will almost certainly cut short his career in the near future.


 Heart of midlothian FC Rumours >

< Hearts will sign six more players in the next few weeks >

< Including (Pascal Mendy, Vyacheslav Hleb and the reported Ruben Palazuelos who will join the jambos in there German training Base>

< It is also rumoured that chilean international Manuel Iturra formerly linked with Hearts will also head off to Hearts training base in Germany for a trial as he could not attend in austria because he took part in the Copa America tournament>

>Hearts Have also made contact with freed Sunderland attacking midfielder Tommy Miller who is keen to join up with the jambos at there training base in Germany as tynecastle is his preffered destanation instead of Romanian giants steau bucheurest who can offer him Champions League football>



starting eleven

gk; howard

lb; hibbert

cb; yobo, leScott

lb; Baines

lm; Richardson

cdm; Jagielka

cam; Cahill

rm; Arteta

cg; smith, johnson

Jagielka £4 million sheff u

smith £6 million man u

Richardson £2 million man u

Baines £5 million Wigan

very good business if completed should be done by Monday

lets be honest we would all prefer definitely and Riquelme or whatever but we are buyin off a shoe string very good business from Moyesy


 My cousin works as a waiter at the Manchester Hilton Hotel and yesterday afternoon saw Mark Hughes and Mark Bowen walking through the lobby with both Nikola Zigic and Luke Young.




Keano, having agreed the deal for Chopra, will be stepping up his interest in Gordon and Baines.

However it is believed that Scholes will be joining in January with a view to become part of the coaching staff when his career is over even though stating that he wants to finish with Oldham has had rethink due to keanos influence.

Iraqi international AKRAM is another who will join in the window after completing the asian cup with his national team.

ALVES talks are ongoing and it is believed his agents are using this as a tool to attract bigger bids from other teams.


 I am a extremely devoted Arsenal fan but I am not sure how this next season is going to pan out. Last season many people used the term "a rebuilding season", but I am not sure what this season will bring if last year was rebuilding. I have to admit Henry was a pretty bid dissapointment last season due to injury and lack of goals but from what I have seen he is a amazing captain. Even though he put in many below–average performances he lead the team (like always) in extraordinary fashion. mark my words. he will become captain of FC Barcelona very quickly. Regarding his transfer, I was very dissapointed that Eto'o did not go the other way. Many gooner fans also said if Henry left another big–name foward would come. Obviously this did not happen. Da Silva (on his jersey it will say "Eduardo") is a proven goalscorer but a big question Mark is how he will hold up on the ultimate stage– the Premier League. Other very probable signings include Mr. Sagna– which willl provide good backup in the back. Gouffran looks very good, with Wenger seeking out more young "Fabregases" Fabregas is an amazing quality player, probably my favorite. Not only is he calm, smooth and extrordinary, HE IS only 20. He will become a legend and will probably move to Spain in 7– 10 yrs. but he is devoted and reliable and will stay at Arsenal for quite a while. Back to this coming season. I am skeptical but Arsenal are definetly not a sinking ship. Their very attractive and succesful football will defenantly put them in the top 4 possiblyfifth. Liverpool have made many quality signings that many gunner fans wish were signing at Emirates (Torres and now Babel) Babel would have been perfect but yet again Wenger is not the best "transferer". But he is a brilliant manager I will refuse to look or believe the reports that he will leave for Spain or France. Wenger is a brilliant tactician and shows his "genius" side when he nurtures young "future stars". Not only has he nurtured them but has found them from the streets of Brazil to the youth camps at FC Barcelona. I have to admit I am an avid Computer manager with my FM 2007 side having the likes of Diego, S. Nasri, P. Evra, V. Kompany, J. Menez, S. Kalou, A. Vanden Borre, O. Ustari, J. Farfan, and G. Dos Santos (the next Ronaldinho/pele) but besides Ustari I do not think any of those guys are realistic acquisitions. Now that I have talked about what is wrong with Arsenal they are simply stupendous. Wenger and his men have found and developed many young legends. Aliadiere was cut but he never really fit in, Ljundberg looks to be cut soon which I am in favor of as he is way passed his prime. Bojinov could be coming the other way which could be good. 2 yrs. ago FourFourTwo had an magazine that listed the next 6– 8 "Premier League superstars" which if my memory lasted– Essien, Torres, Jaoquin, Menez, Diarra, Bojinov, and Kompany. As you can see Bojinov and many of these other guys looked attractive two years ago and some still do today like Jaoquin, Torres, and Diarra, and obviously Essien cannot be touched.

Arsenals next two seasons look sketchy unless we sign some big names, but as always every Arsenal fan has faith in our young guns and we will ride them out until the very end. I have to go but I hope your not bored by the time you reached this point. I am trying to show what a great club Arsenal is and at the same time inspiring the fans and making some suggestions. But one thing will be there to the end and that is that Arsenal are a club that will fight to the end and will not take pity, well maybe a little. I will keep you posted.

A true gunner


 Tom webb gloucester City centre mid to be offered a trial at Crewe. We have been watchin him for a while he wanted 2 finish uni before moving


 micah Richards will not be leaving manChester City.

i repeat.

micah Richards will not be leaving manChester City.

He has stated more than once that he is staying for at least ONE MORE SEASON.

so just stop making up fake make believe rumours about him going to Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea or anywhere else for that matter. You would like him to sign for your club but HE'S NOT. End of story.

Anyway Sven will tie up a deal for Rolando Bianchi on Saturday. He will also finish deals for Emerse Fae and Christian Wilhelmsson both from Nantes next week.


 First time on here and for one reason only. Robbie Fowler. The one time Rangers target is the WOW signing for Celtic and he is currently at Parkhead for negotiations. Rangers were in the box seat and Celtic agreed to only get involved if they pulled out and with the signing of Lee McCulloch this is now the case. Expect signing to take a few days however as he is a free agent.

Keeper of the Faith. hail hail


 2 Liverpool fans out there, based on logical thinking, we will not be getting Quaresma if we get both Ryan Babel and Yossi Benayoun. why? let me tell you tis, Ryan Babel is a right footed natural left winger and Yossi is a left footed natural right winger. I am preety sure what Rafa trying 2 do with ti two players is playin the swiching flanks tecnique (sumtin like how Man United did with C. Ronaldo n Giggsy). since we will probally hav Kewell/Babel on the left and pennat/Yossi on the right, it's kinda waste of money by adding Quaresma into the picture. anyway, this is my first post on this site. YNWA.


 To all of those linking Guardado to the Premier League, he has signed for Deportivo La Coruna.


 However as a Gooner Mr Wenger is making a huge amount of sense with his transfer dealings.

Henry is gone (impossible to replace) however why get involved in the mega BUCKS nonsense tnat is going on?

Money to buy is not a problem at the Emirates ( that still hurts.) But the wages are.

Mr Martins is on the way by the 21st July

Time will tell. spider1964


 Everton transfer news. Moyes will re–sign Sandro Pistone this week on a free it appears that no–one in Italy wants him and Moyes wants cover at left back. He will also sign a sewriously experienced forward by the name of Bakayoko, also on a free. He wants nothing to do with any player who costs more than 500,000 pounds because the budget (such as it is) will not stand it. Expect one more signing after these two, possibly Kilbane from Wigan. Onwards and upwards you Blues.


 After the signing of Ryan Babel and Benayoun, the last signing will be Ricardo Quaresma. Rafa bought Benayoun to replace Garcia AND to back Gerrard. Babel was bought for the left wing and so only right wing is left now. Ricardo

Quaresma is valued at £17 million and could leave for £19 million– £20 million. Rafa bidded for him for £14 million and was rejected and Porto stated that if Liverpool FC increase their bid slightly more, Quaresma could be on his way to Anfield.

This Summer signing for LFC:






 I am extremely surprised to see that not one person here has mentioned the strongest rumour coming out of Anfield at the moment (I do not count Babel as a rumour as it is basically confirmed). You guys are behind the times.Many have mentioned (correctly) that Rafa is going to complete his spending with a centre back. Unable to get Gabby Milito, he is going to bid for Gallas of all people, who by all accounts is 100 percent disillusioned at Arsenal. I am not saying Liverpool will definitely get him, but Rafa will definitely be making a bid for him. However, I think Juve is a more likely destination, where he would link up again with Claudio Ranieri.



 First of all I want to discredit the lad who said that Babel was taken out of Arsenal's noses. Wenger was not so keen about him. It was all just fan speculation. We all know Arsene, he knows exactly what he is doing. Henry, PvR and Gallas all missed half or more of the season and we were forth so you cannot say Arsenal are a sinking ship. I cannot deny though if Wenger goes next year then we will be. Expect Sagna and another winger in a few weeks time.


 LFC news

Rafa would only add one more player to the squad. This was hinted by Rick Parry when he said in an interview that we may add another signing after Benayoun. This may rule out wingers like Simao and Quaresma (widely touted) as Ryan Babel can play on the flanks, and we already have Sebastian Leto who's a left sided midfielder and Pennant who'll prove his worth this season. But I sure hope WE GET QUARESMA to add flair and creativity down the wings, and Simao for his vision to pressure StevieG and Alonso. To challenge Man United, Chelsea and probably Tottenham this season, we need 2 quality players on each position. We should get Heinze or Cicinho on left back, or elevate Insua into Senior Squad. He has proven qualities. Besian should also be in the senior squad for cup competition like our beloved Mellors one time. SO STOP BUYING PLAYERS FOR THE FUTURE if they will end up being shipped out and finally out of LFC altogether. ITS THE PRESENT THAT NEEDS URGENT ATTENTION. Give young quality players with proven qualities exposure, we'll never know we have a Fabregas in our ranks.


 To all you Liverpool fans, it's great to see your going to win the league this year, same statment was used by many the year before when you bought in Kuyt, Bellamy, Agger, Gonzalez, Pennant, + probably a few others that I cannot think of. As for your new signings, yeah, FUTURE POTENTIAL, but only a very small percantage of foreigners adapt to the premeirship from the off, most a season or two, your's are no exception. I am no Manu fan but United have the main core of players to win the Premeriship without adding any new additions, Liverpool are still slightly behing in terms of that, hopefully your new signings can change that in the next couple of years, but not this year. As for Champions League, like every year, yes, they have a good as chance as anybody to get to the final (again), why?, because Rafa is tactically one of the best around at planning for the one game, but to be consistent over 38 games in the Premier League is a different task that only 2 permiership teams can match, yet.


 Heard that Sol Campbell is on his way back to Tottenham after he heard that there strike force was Bent and Keane


 To the person who said van den borre will be joining Liverpool from Anderlecht, that would be difficult because he has just joined Fiorentina. Anyway the Hammers will complete the £6 million signing of Ghanian captain Stephen Appiah next week from Fenerbache. We are also in the Hunt for a forward with the unfortunate news Tevez is joining United, Curbs is looking at Bojinov £7.6 million (if he does not join Arsenal) and a surprise target Fred £13 million of Lyon. The forward went awol and is looking to leave the French Champions.

come on you irons


 Arsenal Rumours

Now that Eduardo has been signed, I have serious doubts if Arsene will look to supplement the strike force. Van Persie, Eduardo, Adebayor, Bendtner and if needed, Walcott should provide sufficient firepower in that department.

Getting Martins would mean pushing Van Persie into midfield and that leaves Sagna, Eboue and Hoyte vying for right back. If Sagna is coming, I think he would be first choice and Eboue can be pushed up to the right side of midfield, where he put in some good performances last season (when given the opportunity).

If Martins is signed, I would expect Adebayor to go if not, the team does not seem very balanced. I do not expect either of Hleb, Rosicky or Adebayor to leave, hence Martins seems an unlikely prospect.

I think the only other signing Arsene will make once the Sagna deal is completed, is to get a quality left sided midfield player to replace Freddie.

Probable team:

– –


– –



Toure/Senderos (or a new signing if Senderos is dispatched)


– –

Hleb/Eboue/Walcott (can also play on the left)



Rosicky/New signing (after Freddie's departure)

– – –

Eduardo/Van Persie


– –



 – two more signings for Liverpool –

Liverpool will make two more signings.

Quarsema for £18 million

Kompany or mertesacker as centre back for undisclosed FEE.

In January Liverpool Will buy a Right back and Left back. They also see the progress of Leto and Kewell. Kewell may leave and if Leto is not prepared for first team Liverpool will go for a left winger. LETO may take two years to get ready for EPL. Paletta will be out for loan for next two seoson. 1 seoson in Italy or Spain and the next seoson for a EPL side. after that he will replace Carra in the ast team

– 19th Premier League is coming soon –


 More info from the Edinburgh Evening Rumours.

Explosive news in fact, John Collins left for Lithuania straight after the Brechin friendly. He is trying to steal Hearts target Ricardas Beniusis from Kaunas. Beniusis is fed up of Romanov's Carry on with contracts and wants to snub him and sign for his biggest rivals.



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