Football Rumours Archive February 13 2007


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My uncle is a friend of pini zahavi the football agent, and he claims that Chelsea's top transfer target in the summer is the romanian Christian chivu, Roma are in severe financial trouble and chivu would cost somewhere near 10 mill. David villa, carlos Tevez and Ajax's Ryan babel head the strikers shortlist. Valencia's miguel is Mourinhos target at right back 5 mill will change hands + paolo ferriara. Zahavi only says a maximum of 4 players will be signed 2 world class players, 1 squad player and 1 player with potential.

definite signings:

chivu- 10mill

Ryan babel- 4. 5mill

miguel- 5mill + ferraira

possible signings:

villa- 20mill

queresma- 10mill

pato- 5mill


Was at the Killie v Rangers game on Sunday and heard a rumour which I have heard a few times that a current or past Celtic player will join Rangers!

The reason for this is that Sir David Murray wants Rangers to be the 1st team to show that they are trying to wipe out bigatory, and sees this as a prime example!

Few names I have heard are, Kenny Miller and Mark Viduka, To be honest I don't think this could nor would happen as I think it would cause major problems, mind you look at Mo Johnstone?

On the Micah Richards subject:

Firstly he has nothing to do with London. He was born in Birmingham, grew up in Leeds, signed a youth contract for Oldham and then poached by Man City. There are some rumours that he supports Arsenal but you can't base a transfer rumour on that! Plus they have Eboue and Hoyte who play in the Right Back role.

He has publicly stated that he isn't thinking about moving from the club which has showed faith in him and now he is going to repay that faith.

And yes he can play Defensive Midfield, as he has done for city in the prem before! Next year though - look for Micheal Johnson to step up to that role!

Possible City Transfers:


Collins John 2. 5 mil

Cavenaghi Loan

Izzy Mcloed 2 mil

De Marcus Beasley 2 mil

Mido 3 mil

Soel Ki Hyoun 5 mil

Steve Sidwell free


Corradi - 500K back to Italy

Dickov - Released or offered coaching role

Dabo - 2 mil - France

Hamman - retire

Sydney FC striker Alex Brosque to sign for Lazio

I hear Phil Dowd is looking to sign a new contract at Wigan after his good display at the Emirates on Sunday! What a dreadful referee. I can understand Wigan fans being angry, but Dowd did his best to make 60,000 enemies in north London in that game. Anyway, I hear that Julio Baptista will be given the all clear from Real Madrid to complete a permanent switch to Arsenal over the next two months, but the future of Jose Antonio Reyes will not be decided until the summer. Baptista is keen on moving to the Emirates permanently and a deal worth £6. 5m could be agreed by the end of March. However, Madrid will wait on Reyes until his year long loan expires before making a decision. Arsenal will demand in excess of £8m for the former Sevilla winger and are helped by the fact that the player himself wants to commit himself to Real rather than return to London.

Well this should promise to be a very busy summer indeed for fans of Newcastle United. out will go Carr, Moore, Emre (although will be sad to see him go), Harper, Luque and Babayaro. Sidwell will arrive from Reading on a free, and Wright-Phillips will arrive for around £5-6 million. Roeder will move for Ashton should West Ham be relegated, otherwise a move for out of favour GudJohnsen is more likely. Onyewu will be signed permanently, but Anton Ferdinand and Leighton Baines will also be brought in to conclude a very active summer for Glenn Roeder and co

Ok, lets put an end to this little one!

Steve Sidwell is going nowhere near the SPL. He wants to take a step forward, not three steps back!

But he will join Aston Villa in July on a 4 year deal worth £35 a week.

Reading are lining up Fulham's Simon Davis as a replacement.

MAN UTD rumours:

United have a lot of cash available since they spent basically no money on transers this year (16m for carRick and 22m in from RVN and Mikel) and will be getting massive new TV money next year along with the rest of the prem will be looking to make the following signings this summer:

A central midfielder who can score 10+ goals- Probably Tim Cahill or Van der Vaart of Hamburg (who are going to be relegated), but small possibility of Kaka. Look for Fletcher to leave for Celtic, Everton or Portsmouth.

A left winger to replace Giggs- Possibly Arjen Robben who is fed up with fighting for an everyday starting role at Stamford Bridge.

A young right back to learn from Gary Neville. Possibly a defender/ midfielder who can play multiple position (like O'Shea who will be going to Celtic) . Good chance of this being Nigel de Jong from relegation bound Hamburg SV. Also possibly Vanden Borre of Anderlecht.

Another Striker - Look for this player to be a big strong aerial threat that Wayne Rooney can play off of. Depending on how much SAF spends on the other players, he will buy Torres if he has money, if not look for him to either buy Klose for 17m or bring in a proven veteran player on a bargain deal like Larsson for free, or Crespo for 3. 5m.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not going anywhere at least unil the end of his contract. He won't go to Madrid if RVN is still there and Barca has too many stars. Aside from that it doesn't make sense for Barca to splash 30-45m when they already have 2 amazing flair players in messi and Ronaldinho.

Luton Town will secure the services of Arsenal youngster matt Connolly, mike newell has also been chasing Tottenham forward Lee barnard, . the magical merlin



Lars Jacobsen (RB), £1. 2m

Manuel Fernandes (CM), £7m

Dave Nugent (ST), £3. 5m

Bastien Geiger (DF/ MF), £500k

Tim Howard (GK), £1m

Lee Cook (LM), £2m


James Beattie (Tottenham, Blackburn or Portsmouth £5m) - replaced by Nugent

Andy van der Meyde (Juventus, Ajax or Fiorentina £3m) - replaced by Cook

Richard Wright (bosman) - replaced by Howard

Alessandro Pistone (bosman) - replaced by Jacobsen

Total spending = £15. 2m

Total income = £8m (and 3 big earners off the wage bill)

I have contacts within Celtic Park and would like to clear a few things up for you good people. Contrary to what has been posted on this site recently Steve Sidwell HAS NOT signed a pre-contract with Celtic. Sidwell was engaged in tentative negotiations with Peter Lawell during January and has agreed in principle to team up with Gordon Strachan in the summer, but has asked that Celtic wait until Readings final league position is clarified. If Reading reach the Uefa Cup Sidwell wishes to sign an extension to have a crack at Europe with his current ream. However Sidwell and his representatives have assured Celtic that if he chooses to leave Reading, Celtic will be his only destination. Another piece of information I wish to share is the ongoing saga with regards to Robbie Keane. A loan deal was agreed in January with a purchase option for the summer however the injury to Berbatov towards the end of January and Martin Jols failure to land Peter Crouch put pay to that. Celtic would also struggle to match Keanes wage demands due to there now strict £25000 a week wage limit. RT

Liverpool scout Eduardo Macia has singled out Real Madrid youngster Juan Manuel Mata to Benitez as a future great player and that Liverpool should secure his signature as soon as possible.

Mata is very similiar to a young Raul and with Real Madrids poor record of nurturing its young players, expect a bid in the summer.

Also, Liverpool scouts were at the Spain u21 game against England to watch Real Murcia's winger Pedro Leon.

Celtic Have Agreed a Bosman for Reading Midfielder Steve Sidwell %100.

Also expect Craig Gordon to become a Celtic Goalkeeper if Arsenal move for Arthur Boruc.

Also don't know any names but Ray Clarke our chief scout has been tipped of about a few players in Romania.

Roeder will raid his old club after WHU go down. Firstly Ashton will be bought for £8m. He will also buy Ferdinand for £3m but GR thinks he can convert him to a classy, attacking right back. Moore is going back to OZ so he will also provide cover for "Gooch" who will be signed permanently, TITus (new contract), Taylor and either Woodgate for £6m and/ or Curtis Davies who will come for £4m if WBA do not get up. Also Bent will be bought for £12m (whether Charlton stay up or not) after Martins has gone to Chelsea for £20m, which will give NUFC the most feared strikeforce in the Prem with Owen, Bent, Ameobi, Ashton. More money will come from Emre's sale, who will go to Bayen for £8m to replace Hargreaves. Butt will get a new deal and compete with Parker/ N'Zogbia/ Dyer, and Sidwell who will sign on a free, for central midfield. Baba will stay but will play more as a winger where he was at his best for Chelsea and compete with Duff, Milner and SWP who will come for £8m with and Nobby as back up (who will also get a new contract) will contest the right side. Nobby will also provide cover at RB as Carr will go to Celtic for £1. 5m. Part of the Martins deal will also see Bridge coming to solve the left back problem with Leighton Baines coming from Wigan as competition. So The new squad will be:

Given/ Harper

Ferdinand/ Nobby/ Taylor/ Gooch/ TITus/ Woodgate/ Davies/ Bridge/ Baines/ Milner/ SWP/ Parker/ Butt/ Sidwell/ Dyer/ N'Zogbia/ Duff/ Babyaro/ Owen/ Ameobi/ Bent/ Ashton.

Rumours in Nunez, Buenos Aires state that Liverpool Football Club are to establish a lucrative link with Argentinian giants River Plate.

It is rumoured to be a mutual deal, where Liverpool will expand its brand in South America and River will expand its brand in Europe. Another advantage is that Liverpool will have a greater chance of spotting raw talents in the River production line.

Real Madrid will spend a huge amt of money this summer to win CL n LIGA next summer. they will have a new manager next season. Mourinho said he will join RM if they sign Ronaldo 4m manu. so they will offer manu 35mill+cassilias. they will sign Kaka 4m AC 4 10mill+Robinho, diarra n cannavaro. if Mourinho comes he will bring 2 che players along with him. so RM will make a combined bid 4 terry n lampard of 30mill. xpect Gerrard at RM 4 22 mill+guti. they will also sign adriano 4 16mill+raul


gooch 2 sign permanent

o'shea (man u)

a. smith (man u)

we also need a LB possibly

Baines/ julio arca x mackem

these r 75% true with most deals done in the summer


I am still the man in the know re Forest! Expect Todorov to sign on loan from Portsmouth at the end of rthe month. A striking foil for Tyson. Also expect Danns and Matty Jarvis. No need to Tutt or abuse, I get it all from an inside source and am NEVER wrong! Dan the Main Man

Everton summer ins

Howard - permanment

Fernandes - 4mil

Richardson - 3mil

N. Reo Coker/ Joey Barton or Kevin nolan - all around the 6 mil mark

and a striker possibilities are Alan Smith, Marlon Harewood David Nugent

Also in the summer an anouncment will be made for the go ahead of Evertons new stadium


Beattie - 5/ 6 mil (lots of clubs in the race)

Mcfadden - possible swap for graverson

Carsley - 3mil

To the person who said that Fernando Belluschi plays for Boca Juniors; get it atraight, he plays for River Plate! Aguante Millonarios!

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