Football Rumours Archive March 12 2007


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Hull will sign Dean windass permanently for 300k and Ricardo Vaz Te on loan for the whole of next season and jon parkin will move to Stoke permanently for 750k which could rise to 1m. Luke moore has been linked with a loan deal for next season and they could sign Jerome thomas for 700k.

Leicester's Ian hume will be leaving the club at the end of the season to join toronto FC in a deal worth 850k

Re a posting by -P- you state that RAFA will swap Alonso for Eto'o (etc etc) and then you name the squad with Eto'o in it and Alonso playing from the starting line up. Thats a great bit of business for RAFA to do, I know RAFA's good but that's just really clever.



Lukasz Fabianski - £1m

Steven Whittaker - £1. 2m

Stijn Schaars - £3m

Freddy Adu - £2. 5m

Robbie Keane - £6m, after transfer request.

Carlton Cole - £2m


Boruc - £8m

Balde - £500k

Telfer - Free

Jarosik - £1. 5m

Gravesen - £2m

Miller - £2m

Zurawski - £1m

To all you fans who think Zamora will leave West Ham 2 join your club in the summer how wrong could u b Zamora ia a life long West Ham fan and he will stay and lead the promotion back to the preiership should we go down. expect most of the team 2 stay together including Tevez!

if we go down Freddy Eastwood 2 sign and if we stay up there will b a signing from abroad who has loads of experience in the premiership!

come on u Hammers

As you might of heard Roman Abrimovic won't spend silly amounts of money with summer and the amount of money Manchester City are asking for Micah Richards in out of this world, so Chelsea will be looking abroad as the market there is cheaper but with the same quality so they are hot on the trail of £10. 5million-rated Valencia full-back Miguel.


Rafa can see that Liverpool really lack in the wingers department so he will sign 2 good wingers; these will be Quaresma (15m) or Robben (14m) and Lennon (12m + Gonzalez loan for experience) or SWP (9m), both will bought for the first team but Pennant and Kewell will still get games.

Rafa can also see that he will need a new right back as Finnan is 30 and Arbeloa is not world class so will be used as back-up at RB and CB. Either Richards (12m) or Alves (11m) will be signed and Finnan will retain the first team right back spot for the first half of the season but will then take a Hyypia role on the bench.

Liverpool desperately need a striker who will score on a regular basis. Rafa wants a Young solution to this problem and then maybe another world class striker. Benitez will swoop for Klass Jan Huntelaar of Ajax. He is only 23 and is banging in the goals in Holland (21 goals already this season) and he will be replacing Crouch who will leave for around 10m. Now for the final act, Rafa wants a truly world class striker who will add flare, pace and power to the frontline. He will enquire about the one and only Adriano, because he fits all the criteria and is behind Ibrahimovic and Crespo in the strikers pecking order at inter, but will probably be refused instantly or they will demand around 30-40m. If so, either Villa (21m) or Tevez (7m) of West Ham will be wearing a reds shirt. More chance of Tevez because of how expensive Villa will be and he could also just be another Morients. The West Ham relegation and because there are already a few Argies at Liverpool, being; Mascherano (good friends with Tevez), Palleta and Insua. Fowler ill not leave and will carry on his role he has at the moment but will eventually retire as a member of the Liverpool staff.

Also, as expected Rafa will sign much more youth, all pacy and powerful.

There will be quite a few leaving because they just take up space and take the clubs money:

Garcia - 10m (Spain probably)

Crouch - 10m (provided Rafa gets Huntelaar)

Gonzalez - loan for prem experience

Bellamy - 7m (provided Rafa gets Tevez/ Villa)

Palleta - loan for either championship or prem experience

Zenden - around 1m (Ajax as part of Huntelaar deal or PSV)

Cisse - 8m (Maseille)

Pongolle - 4m (Recreativo)

Le Tallec - 2m (PSG)

El Zhar, Insua, Peltier, Roque, Lindfield, Hobbs and Antwi - loan for prem experience (all Youngsters)

LFC team next season:

Reina/ Carson

Finnan Carragher Agger Riise

Richards Arbeloa Hyypia Aurelio



Lennon Gerrard Robben

Pennant Sissoko Kewell






SAF will retire if Man Utd do the treble and quieroz will take control until Man Utd think roy Keane is ready to take the job

I heard that Grygera of Ajax has signed for Juve already!

Following players are linked with Juve:


Pizarro ( B. M )


N. Zigic


V. Borre!

You guys got anything of Juve?

Arsenal will have a small transfer kitty after finishing this season trophyless. Thierry Henry will leave Arsenal with the big guns still interested - expect Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool to show interest.

Wenger will sign Frank Fibery for £15 million - but this will be based around the funds raised from the sale of Henry. Wenger will let Baptista go and sell Reyes with Ljunberg also set to leave.

The goalkeeper to come in will most likely be Sebastian Frey, although Scott Carson and Jussi Jaaskeleinen are also being tracked as the Hunt for a keeper continues at Emirates.

Clichy will continue at Left back with Justin Hoyte set to be given games at that position.

Expect Ribery and Hleb to rotate on the wings with Denilson set to get chances in midfield along with Walcott on the wings.

It may be the case that NO new striker will be signed even if Henry does leave as Wenger will have RVP, Adebayor, Bendtner, Alliadiere and Walcott although Wenger will track another Young striker - possible Daniel Sturridge from Manchester City.

Possible team:

- Frey-

- Eboue- Gallas- Toure- Clichy-

- Ribery- Fabregas- Gilberto- Hleb-

- VanPersie- Adebayor-


If Reading loose Steve Sidwell and they can't get Hayden Mullins from West Ham they will line up Portsmouth's Gary O'Brien as a replacement

Reading and Portsmouth are in a tug of war for the contract of Luton defender Leon Barnett.


with the players being able to pay out the last years of their contract many teams will be trying to persuade John Terry to do this as he hasn't agreed to the contract offered to him and may leave. Rafa Benetez and his staff are trying very hard for this to happen. Benetez wants to play a 352 formation next year with wing backs, which he has done a few Times this year. Rafa wants Terry for the central defender with carragher on the right and Agger on the left. Daniel Alves as the right wing back with risse as left wing back. Rafa has brought in Voronin as 4th choice as Fowler will not be given a new contract. Crouch and Bellamy will most likely be sold and Bojinov of Juventus will be bought aswell as long Time target David Villa! A few Young stars such as Dos Santos and a Young defender out of Kompany or Richards

Team next year-:


Carra Terry Agger

Alves Mascherano Alonso Risse


Villa Kuyt

Bench:Carson, Richards/ Kompany, Finan, Arbeloa, Sissoko, Garcia, Bojinov, Dos santos, kewel, gonzales, Pennant, aurellio etc

Rafa Benitez will sign Iniesta if Xabi Alonso decides to leave Liverpool. Giovanni Dos Santos will also sign for £8 million and Daniel Alves will play sign for £16. 5 million - will cover both RB and RM. Benitez will sign either £35 million David Villa or £14 million Klaas Jan Huntelaar.


Most Likely Liverpool FC team:








Kieron Richardson could sign for Everton in the summer from Manchester United and Portsmouth are also interested.


Just heard that Reading are looking Sheffield Wednesday winger Chris Brunt, but they would have to fight of competition from West Ham and Charlton respectivley.

Sunderland are set to bring Ian Harte back to English football this summer because he wants to be back in britain and is fed up with Levante.


Yes, Artur Boruc is one of the top goalies in the world and has expressed a desire to play at one of europe's top clubs. as the number 1. So can we please put all this 'cut price' nonsense to bed. He has 3 years remaining on his contract, so Celtic's hands are not tied, and if a club offers pittance I. e. £2. 5m Boruc will not leave as he knows e will not be the number 1. In short, unless Celtic's £10m asking price is met he is staying. Strachan may try to extend his deal by a further season but this may be tRicky.

If Boruc does go, Celtic will meet Hearts £5m asking price for Gordon who will not say no, just like Hartley and Pressley before him.

There will be a hefty budget this year, which can be bolstered by the departures of Telfer, Balde, Lennon (sadly), Beattie, Zurawski, Gravesen and perhaps Jarosik. All told the budget could be a whopping £20m.

The main targets include a top Centre back, Attacking midfielder and striker, the three positions where most money will be thrown at. The rest of the squad gaps will be filled by a combination of the hoops promising Youngsters and rough diamonds (ala Evander Sno) .

The budget could be made less restrictive should top bosmans such as Sylvan Distan, Tal ben Haim, Cristophe Metzelder, Stephen Sidwell, Aldo Ducher, Mark Viduka and Matt Jarvis decide to sign. (obviously not all will!)

There could be some highly regarded players arriving at Parkhead in the summer

I have real information that will excite some Chelsea fans, Shevchenko is definetly staying and to sort out our right back problem The Special One is eyeing up Miguel of Valencia and as we own Alex due to our link with PSV he will probably come in during the summer as will Manuel Da Costa. One player that MIGHT be going is one of Pauli Ferriera not sure, it isn't very likely but clubs such as Real Betis, Fiorentina and the most shcok of them all Spartak Moscow are eyeing him up but Mourinho would only let him go at the price of 8 mil because they signed him for 13. 8 mil when he arrived I again stress this is unlikely. You saw it here first.



in the summer Newcastle will sign Woodgate for 6m and luque. Ashton and Neil and upson will all sign from West Ham for 15m. bent will sign from Charlton for 12m, onyewu will sigh on a permanent and bridge will sign for 4m to 8m. most of these are true but not all.

With regards to Man Utd transfers, I think its important to be realistic in what their targets are. Its one thing to be interested in a player ie; Kaka, Xavi, Ibrahimovic etc But given the debt the club is in, and how Fergie still has the infamous faux par in Veron fresh in his mind. He won't pay over the odds for a player. he did with Carrick but English players always go for 3x their actual value.

Firstly, lets deal with who'll be leaving:

Brown: Just ain't good enough, expect Spurs, Villa or Newcastle to pick him up for around £4m

Silvestre: Has been at the club quite some Time, a good player but there's too much competition. Interest from clubs in England, France and Italy and willl demand a fee of around £3. 5m

Fletcher: Been content to be a squad player for a number of years and probably knows he'll never be a starter, its now Time for someone Younger to step into his position. Expect him to go to another prem club or to the SPL for around £2. 5m

Richardson: Lacks both the quality and attitude to succeed at Man Utd. Will go to Spurs or Everton for around £4m

Rossi: No doubt he's a talent, but if he couldn't get in the Newcastle starting line-up, how will he ever succeed at Old Trafford? There'll be big interest from Italy in the talented Youngster, don't be suprised if he joins Juventus in a deal that will see Trezeguet come to OT

Transfer targets: Summer budget of around £30m+ £14m from transfers

There will be one more attempt to sign Hargreaves, don't expect anything to happen right away until Bayern Munich have sorted out a permanent manager. Transfer fee will be around £14-16. 5m (would have been enarer 20 had he not broke his leg)

Nani has been mooted as a long term solution for Giggs (not a replacement, no one could replace him) . Fee will be around £6-8m

An attacking midfielder will be bought, with either Joao Moutinho (£5m) or Wesley Sneijder (£8m) joining. Expect competion from Barcelona for both, with either joining either club.

Fabio and Rafeal Silva have been long-term targets and will sign up in the summer for a nominal fee of around £4m (compensation to Fluminense)

A new striker can go one of 2 ways: Fernando Torres is bought for a fee of £22m (hardly worth it, but his talent is unquestionable) or Trezeguet will join for around £3m with Rossi joining Juve. Alan Smith will stay, he is good enough and hasn't had a chance to shine up front as yet, not to mention the guy is still gathering his momentum back after a leg break.

An albeit long-winded set of rumours, but are likely to happen. I don't know the tea lady's milkman or anything like that, I just adhere to logic instead of putting my Football manager shortlist up.

PS. For the guy who said Scholes is leaving for Oldham, I think you need to stick with the prawn sandwiches.

For all of you who keep posting rumours linking Woodgate with Arsenal are once again false just heard from an insider that Jonathan Woodgate will join Middlesbrough in a permanent £6million deal this summer, he has agreed a four-year deal with Middlesbrough.


Rafa to buy D. Alves (14 mill), D. Villa (21 mill plus Garcia), V. D Vaart (8 mill), A. Lennon (12 mill plus Kewell), Kompany (7mill), Voronin (free) . Rafa will sell Cisse (8mill), Bellamy (8mill), Zenden (2mill), Dudek (free), Hyppia (1mill), Fowler (retire), Kewel (swap), Garcia (swap), F. S. P (3mill) .

INS 62mill - OUTS 22mill = 40 mill

LINE UP 2007/ 8

GK-Reina (Carson, Padelli, Martin)

RB-Alves (Finnan, Arbeloa, Peltier)

CB-Carragher&Agger (Kompany, Paletta)

LB-Risse (Aurelio, Insua)

RW-Lennon (Pennat, Anderson)

CM-Gerrard&Alonso (Mascherano, Sissoko, Guthrie)

LW-V. D Varrt (Gonzalez, Hammill, Leto)

CF-Villa&Kuyt (Crouch, Voronin, El Zhar, Lindfield)

Dejan Stefanovic is set to join Leicester after being told by Portsmouth that he was not needed despite being captain. He will join on loan until the end of the season but a fee of £600,000 has been agreed for a summer move.

Alonso rebuked an offer from his favorite Spanish club just 3 weeks ago (one day after it was sent) and said he's staying at LFC. Get your facts straight before you make rumours up.

I have been informed by a reliable source that if Manchester City lose to Chelsea on Wednesday that Sam Allardyce will be appointed Manchester City manager. Sammy Lee will be put in temporary charge of Bolton until the end of the season and in the summer Sven Gooran Eriksson will be appointed as Bolton manager. This will see Sven Gooran Eriksson and Sammy Lee teaming up again, just as they did with England. Sven will offload Anelka to Arsenal and have the income from this sale of roughly 10 million + a 20 million pound transfer budget from chairman Phil Gartside to splash out on and will aim to take Bolton Wanderers into the Champions League. Darren Bent will be Svens first signing.

Aston Villa are set to bid £7. 7 million for PSV's Arouna Kone. Who is set to replace Juan Pablo Angel.

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