Football Rumours Archive April 13 2008


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Arsenal rumour, it was mentioned on chanell 5 during coverage of PSV game last night that Huntellar would probably move during Summer to England for 20–25 million to North London and he has said privately that he prefers the Gunners.


– Ben Arfa

– David Wheater (maybe season after next)

– Owen Hargreaves (hmm)

– Robert Green

– Vela (back from loan spell at Osasuna)

I am indeed a Reading FC fan ;)

  Aston Villa to go on a 75 million pound spending spree in the Summer MON will start by buying two quality forwards names like Henry and Villa sprouting up at VP mon will also sign some midfielders such as Bentley, Quaresma, Diego and a cheeky bid for ronaldiniho is expected mon will also buy some new defenders van buyten looks set to stay in Germany but phillip lahm may leave expecct a bid for him as well as boswinga or Nelson and also kompany and mertsacker of Werder bremem is on the cards with mellberg off to Juve now mon is still unknown whether to sign Carson as his price is to high if he does not sign him expect him to go for brad guzman of chivas and two more from abroad he likes the look of Casillas from Madrid and up and coming Russian keeper igor akinfeeev from cska moscow for 7 also Curtis Davies will be signed for about 8–9 million as part of loan dealmill going out will be

Sorenson – whoever wants him for 1 mill

zat night – back to Fulham for 3.5 mill

mellberg – Juve bosnan

Petrov – £7 million – Scotland or abroad

Berger – bosnan – back home

Luke Moore – West Bromwich 4 mill

salifou – loan – championship

Routledge – loan – newly promoted club

osbourne – loan/sell – championship/NPC

Carson – back to Liverpool– thank god

delfonso – loan – league one team

bannan – loan – league one team

Harewood may leave for 4 –6 mill

  Southend United will find it difficult to stave off the Championship clubs Nicky Bailey is being hawked around by his agent. His most likely destination is Charlton Athletic who may be successful with a bid in excess of £400,000.

Also potential movers from the Essex Coast if they do not achieve promotion to the Championship this season are Peter Clarke – former club Blackpool being linked heavily with the player and Franck Moussa who is interesting Arsenal (he will be loaned back for a year though).

Both goalkeepers at the club Darryl Flahavan and Steve Collis will be released on Free Transfers at the end of the season – to be replaced by Northampton Goal Keeper Mark Bunn.

  NUfc to sign

Diego – 14 mill

arshavin – 8 mill

bridge or Riise – 5 mill

bafetimbi gomis – 10 mill

Metzelder – 8 mill

Derby will sign Kaka and Thierry Henry and win the championship.

Liverpool to bid for Joaquin

  Anyone see the interview with Klaas Jan Huntelaar at the weekend where he practically issued a "come and get me" plea to Sir Alex?

"There has been no club that has come in for me, my agent or Ajax. Even from Man United. The clubs that are being talked about are the major European ones, but it is still not an issue, " said Huntelaar.

"Next week, I will talk with Ajax about my future, we'll see what happens. "

Seems a bit odd he would only mention United, do not you think? I hope he signs for United – he will be fantastic.

  Great rumour here people, I would love to see it happen, just 4 Ins at Liverpool and many outs. A lot of money to be made and the wage bill cut drastically. The Ins are quite simply Rafinha, Heinze, Bentley and Diego. Four top plaayer in my humble opinion. I personally think we'l get just three as I get the feeling Heinze will stay at Real. Outs will include Riise (whether or not we get Heinze as we will keep Arbeloa and bring Insua through too), Itjande (Carson will stay after another great run in th Champions League and be offered games as Reina has patches of poor form), Guthrie (Buy–back option), Voronin, Mikhailov (just a loan again), Kewell, Leto, Tallec, Finnan Sami Aurelio Pennant Xabi Benayoun Crouch Kuyt ALL TO BE KEPT. Finnan Sami and Xabi are priceless in Europe and the experience they have is invaluable and must surely be a huge asset to the club on it's European runs. The four being introduced seem very solid to me. On a personal note, though I do not hold anything personal against him il be glad to see Leto leave with his £35k a week wages. Amazing

  Newcastle Rumours

Pandev is the only big Summer signing £11 million

Ben Haim + Sidwell – £10 million

  Arsene Wenger will not resign at the end of the week, he has faith in the project and the ability to see it through. Henry will not be coming back, Arsene never goes back and everyone knows he is past his best. As for signings I have no idea but there undoubtedly will be some as the squad is way to thin to compete effectively on all fronts. I would not be surprised if the following depart in one form or another: Eboue, Bendtner, Senderos, Lehmann, Hoyte. Some player will return E. g. Vela and others will show their potential E. g. Walcott. Ultimately there was not enough in the tank this year but the project goes on. Six bad weeks do not a bad team maketh methinks.

  Rumours from the Bridge. Chelsea to bring in Villa from Valencia in Summer with the departure of Drogba to Italy imminent. Villa seen as the best option as he can operate in the 4–3–3 system either side of Anelka. Shevshenko possibly heading back 2 Milan with pizzaro, Sidwell, Shaun Wright–Phillips and Ben Haim all heading for the exits. rodrigo palacios of boca being lined up to provide cover up front. Also coming in are daniel Alves or miguel (Valencia) at right back and luka modric from zagreb. Lampard to sign new bumper deal at end of season which will see him see out his career at the bridge.

  Everton will be looking to add some quality in the Summer with a rare transfer kitty of about 25–30 million.

He will go in for;

–Andrei Arshavin(Zenit)

–Kim Kallstrom(Lyon)

–Lorik Cana(Marseille)

–Michael Bradley(Heerenveen)

–Sergio Aguero(Athletico)

–Manuel Fernandes + Steven Pienaar(Permanent)

Most of these will go through


  Wolves Ins:

Collin (Gretna, CB) Free

Berra (Hearts, CB) £3 million

Commons (Forest, LW) Free

Murphy (Scunthorpe, GK) £1 million

Nugent (Portsmouth, ST) £3 million

Hudson (Crystal Palace, CB) Free

Wolves Outs:

Breen (Contract up)

Craddock (Contract up)

Gray (Contract up)

Ikeme (Released)

Hughes (Released)

Eastwood (Coventry)

Bothroyd (Sheff Wednesday)

Elliot (Nottingham Forest)

Jones (Northampton)

Rosa (Northampton)

  Arsenal FC


– David Wheater

– Martin Caceres

– Robert Green

– Carlos Vela

– Hatem Ben Arfa


– Jens Lehmann

– Gilberto Silva

– Philippe Senderos

– Justin Hoyte

– Mathieu Flamini

– Alexander Hleb

  Man United ins:

Henry or Berbatov

Lahm maybe

  There will be quite a few Ins and Outs at Villa Park this Summer as Martin O'Neill gets a squad in place for next season that will establish itself firmly in the top 6.

Outs: Mellberg– Juve

Sorensen– Sampdoria/Middlesbrough

Moore– West Bromwich (permanent)

Petrov– Celtic

Ins: Brad Guzan (Chivas USA keeper)

Scott Carson (despite rumours that he wont)

Gianni Zuiverloon (Heerenveen RB or CB)

Pascal Chimbonda

Steve Sidwell

Pablo Piatti (Young Estudientes ARG attacking midfielder)

James Milner

Diego Forlan

  Liverpool could make bids for players they have been scouting all season. These are Rafinha, Philipp Lahm, Klass–Jan Huntelaar, David Silva, and Ricardo Quaresma. They may also set their sites on Diego Milito for a knock down fee if Zaragoza are relagated.

  Glasgow Rangers to sign

Steve Davis – £3 million

Gattuso – 4 mil

S Fletcher £3 million

Berra 1 mil

Feindouno – 3 mil


hemdani 500 k

Burke – 500 k

Gow – 200 k

buffell 1 mil

51 n countin

  Rumours from the Theatre of dreams

I have heard from a reliable source Man United will not be signing Benzema any sooner as he just signed a new five year contract extension at Lyon. Strikers to expect at Old Trafford is one of the following: Mirko Vucinic of Roma, Huntelaar of Ajax, Luis Fabiano of Seville or Jovetic of Partizan Belgrade.

The RB likely to be signed are either Lahm or Bosingwa

Also, Quieroz was scouting at Sporting yesterday. Rumors have it he wants to sign either Veloso, Moutinho or Perreirinha next season.

Thanks 4Reading

  I am afraid you people are wrong about Chelsea and Man United Modric is on his way to Liverpool with phillip lahm we have our right back alredy only two forwards and two wingers although modric will play on the left in a 4231 probably Bentley with another forward + at least 5 top kids one of whom is a top prospect from murcia in Spain in Rafa we trust as usual Man United will go portuguese Arsenal French and Chelsea anyone who costs a lot of money

  Rumour has it that Kenny Miller has a relegation release Clause in his Derby contract and will move back to Rangers after Derby are relegated. This comes from a reliable source.


  Just heard from a source at Melwood that LFC are lining up several signings for the Summer, and will make offers to them all, but will not sign them all. Rafa will pick the best of who accepts the offers. Some of the names mentioned were Aguero, Modric, Villa, Rafinha, Bentley, Agbonlahor, Young, Keane. My mate said that there are others on the list and more to be added but that was all the definite names he knew. He did say that it looks like it is exit time for Kewell, Pennant, Riise, Voronin, Itandje, and depending on offers Crouch and Finnan, as well as some youngsters. He has said that Rafa has already had a war chest of about 40 million put aside and it may rise depending on sales and progress in the CL, and obviously ownership issues.

Keep your eyes peeled.

  Rumours From the Lane. Robbie Keane is not leaving Tottenham but Berbatov could join AC Milan. To replace him JR will look at Milito of Zaragoza or Villa of Valencia. He will also try to sign Bentley, Praajic or Krankjar. Expect Tottenham to sign one of Igor Akinfeev, Robert Green or Carlos Kameni to be made our first choice goalkeeper next season. Rafinha will not join Tottenham however as he will join Liverpool. These will not all happen but some will.


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