Football Rumours Archive June 13 2006


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charlton will sign sidwell on wednesday for £1.7m plus holland. they are also expect to nick govou for £2.6m and steed for £3m plus hughes. also a bid for £2m has been made to wba for gera and robinson. a loan bid has been made to barca for maxi and a £2m bid for portillo has also been lauched. while routledge,reid,huddlestone(loan) will join for £2.75m and rommedahl will join osasuna for £2.6m.

i live at liverpool and from some definite sources in the club i have heard that Aurileo...Palleta...Gonzalez...Alves(9.5 mill)...Bellemy(6 mill)...Camoranaisi(5 mill) and Aimar will be new liverpool signings....

GO REDS!!!!!!!!!!!

Who is this idiot who is saying LFC are going to buy Viduka for 5 MN and Defoe for 15 mn.If rafa had to give 15 mn,he would rather spend it on a world class player and Viduka is anyways available for1-2 mn and LFC are NEVER going to buy him.Kuyt is DEFINITELY coming and Alves is keen to join but the fee is the stumbling block but is very likely to join.--------KM---------

To everyone who think Liverpool will sign Viduka,, be real the guys past it... Secondly Rafa is looking for youth like he did with valencia, and brings them into the team slowly i.e D Agger. His summer buys are as follows : - G Palletta (Done) M Gonzalez (done) P Aimar (Bid placed) F Aurelio (Free) Victor (Poss as hes free aswell ) D Alves (bid Turned down) D Villa (Bid placed - 18 Mill ) ( i doubt will we get him though ! If all else fails RAFA will go for Youth and some body we aint heard of ( ie look at Sissoko what a star)... Also i would just like to mention to all the Newcastle and Everton fans arguing,,, why dont ya have a bet on the up and coming season,, who ever finishes higher can say there the better team,,, so untill then please, as this is a rumour site not the WFC ! DuffBeer!

Fantastic news for Arsenal Fans, I have a contact part of Arsenals legal team and a deal with Mascherano is in the works, he was thought previously untouchable because of Abramovich's links but the player himself has refused any move to Chelsea opting for Arsenal. How much the deal is worth is not yet known and it wont be annunced till after the world cup is complete but it is 90% done with Javier keen to partner Cesc in midfield.

News hot off the press Javier Mascherano is in talks with Arsenal FC about a possible move rumoured to be worth 12.5 million euros with an extra 4 million in clauses. To be completed when Argentina are knocked out of the world cup.


I was walking past Villa park on friday and I swear i saw Neil Mellor getting off a car, I then looked into and my mate who is a Villa fan says he wants a big centre forward, and Mellor is just that.

The rumours about Pandev of Valencia moving to Arsenal are all complete rubbish. Pandev isnt a player that could play 1st team football or even on the bench at arsenal. dont think he would like reserve football.

Expect Fernando Torres to make his way to the gunners because of his good mate J.A.Reyes and also Adriano because of his interest in the gunners.

Dont expect Van Persie or Ash Cole to leave.

Liverpool will sign obafemi martins for 10million pounds as no other clubs are willing to meet inter's demands.

Fulham have given Watford the signal to put an offer in for the Icelandic striker after they offered him to Birmingham in part exchange for Heskey. Boothroyd has been alerted and seen that Fulham don't want the ex Hornet and will snap him up for around £1.2 million in the next 2 weeks. Helguson will lead the Hornets attack with Marlon King whilst Peter Rajczi who has scored 23 goals in Bulgaria will come in on a free and American Darius Henderson will also challenge for a place.


Sheffield united to sign:

Lee Hendrie £500k

Mikael Forsell £2.5m

Dan Shittu £2.5m

Li Tie free (wow)

Mamadou Bagayoko £500k

Danny Mills £500k

Mat Kilgallon £1m


Alan Wright

Derek Geary

Luke Beckett

My uncle works at Man City, and when I asked him to get Stuart 'Psycho' Pearce's autograph for a mate he told me Stu is away on a 'business' trip to Berlin. He then went on to tell me that he is really going to chek out Croatia's striker Bosko Balaban, who is currently at Club Brugge. He is hoping to get a fee of around 5 - 7 mil.

Lets get one thing straight, Arsenal will NOT be signing Adriano, he would be far to expensive due to the money inter have already spent on him(over £35 million).Secondly its likely arsenal will have first refusal on most of the juve squad due to the fact that they still owe arsenal over £10 million for Viera. Also AW has been watching Zigic for over two years now and he would be a more likely AW signing. Yaya Toure will definately sign for....Tottenham.

everton will sign:

benni mccarthy (straight swap 4 van der meyde)

steed malbrangue (4 mill)

joleon lescott (2 mill straight. more on app)

mcfadden will also be sold in a straight swap 4 stilian petrov

look out 4 scott spencer

everton ins and outs




benni mccarthy




van der meyde




ARSENAL NEWS Fernando Torres will sign for Arsenal but not until January.Stories are circulating in Germany that Raphael Van Der Vaart has agreed to join Arsenal after the World Cup.Franck Ribery has been convinced by Thierry Henry to sign for Arsenal and snub moves to Man Utd and Lyon.Arsene Wenger has made a bid for Fernando Gago(boca juniors),if he fails to get a work permit he will still be signed but sent to Celta Vigo on loan for a year.Curtis Davies will be the replacement for the departing Campbell and Cygan.Merida,Barazite,Van Den Berg and Assulin Gai are young players who are expected to sign?Yaya Toure,Adriano,Nikola Zigic and Didier Zokora will NOT be signing for Arsenal.

Hearts supremo Mad Vlad Romanov has been talent spotting at the World Cup. His scouts watched Mexico v Iran and Ivory Coast v Argentina and are rumoured to have highlighted Kaabi, Omar Bravo and Arthur Boka as potential targets for a July spending spree however their inflated transfer values (Bravo especially) might be a stumbling block. The main target for the summer is Real Madrid's Javier Portillo!! Negotiations are already well under way and the player is intrigued by the challenge on offer in Edinburgh but Hearts could have to battle with Club Brugge for the striker who is likely to go for half the £4 million asking price as Real have told him he has no future at the club and want to offload him quickly!

I have heard from an impeccable source that Paul Sturrock will make a double swoop on the Hatters for Steve Howard & Kevin Nicholls.

He is still hoping to get Scott Carson on a season long loan, but has a "Scottish" keeper up his sleeve if the Carson move fails.

My sources tell me that the following are done deals and will be announced before the end of the week: Adriano to Arsenal for £25m plus Campbell; Franck Ribery for £15m; Curtis Davies for £6m; Nurin Sahin for £7m dependent on appearances. Reyes and Cole to Madrid for a combined fee of £30m - with the possibility of Robinho coming the other way...the player is unsettled and Madrid need a huge makeover but this is highly uncertain. This leaves the bank balance in credit and enables Wenger to get rid of underperformers (Reyes) and want outs (Cole).

This leaves an attacking front and midfield line up which includes Henry; Adriano; Adebayor; Walcott; Hleb; Rosicky; Fabregas; Ljunjberg and Robinho.

Curtis DAvies shores up the defence in place of the departing Campbell and Wenger will rely on two from three of Djourou; Senderos and Toure.

birmingham city fc

maik taylor

stephen kelly

matt sadler

chris morgan (C) exchange forsell £3m

alex bruce

neil danns £1m colchester

david dunn

neil kilkenny

damien johnson

cameron jerome £3m cardiff

dj campbell

Ian dowie will sell jason Euelle and matt holand. Ian wa spoted at the Japan Austalia game as he was watching 2 targests. hidetoshi Nakata will sign on loan and mark viduka will be brought 2 partner darren bent up front for 2million. Zoltan Gera will sign 4 3 mill and rommedahl wis go to PSV on loan.We will also sign balde from celtic 4 3 mill. joe lasagne told u 1st

Premeirship Transfers

Liverpool: Aimar(7mil),Alves(9mil),Kuyt(11mil)


man utd:Nolan(8mil)


SPL champions Celtic are interested in signing former Manchester United midfielder Kleberson as a replacement for Roy Keane, who is set to retire. Kleberson flopped at Old Trafford and hasn't done too much since, and would be available for £2m.

If this Klaas Jan Huntelaar is so good, and being linked with Liverpool and Man Utd then why is he not at the World Cup? This indicates to me that he is not as good as his strike ratio suggest he is. Answers on a post card much appreciated.

United to sign Carrick (I expect to be at least £14M, hopefully Riquelme & Ribery - although i think he'll choose Arsenal ahead of United because of Wenger.

I've got a feeling Ruud will stay too, unless United get a decent offer such as £15M. £10M is too low for a striker who guarentees you 20+ goals a season. And if Andy Johnson is worth £8.6M....

United wont sign 5/6 players as many people seem to suggest, this will unsettle the squad too much.

Coventry Team next season


McNamee Page Ward Hall

Thompson Doyle Hughes Huckerby

Adebola McSheffrey

Subs- Alexander, Ince, Whing, Williams, Scowcroft, Morrell, John, Jorgensen, Osbourne, Heath, Giddings, Hutchison, Impey, Thornton, Andrews, Pugh, Danns.

Stern John could leave for around £1-2m if he has a good World Cup along with Clayton Ince, Andy Morrell and Ady Williams who have been made available for free transfers.

Gary McSheffrey and Kevin Thornton will both be staying at The Ricoh despite them both being linked with Premiership clubs. It will take bids of about £5m each for Micky Adams to even consider selling them.

The Sky Blues have also been linked with Calum Davenport, Clive Clarke, Kris Commons, Izale McLeod and Francis Jeffers so don't be surprised if any of them join aswell.



expect moyes to sign

melbranque 5 mill

thompson free

bennie mccarthy exchange with vdm

petrov naysmith+mcfadden+2 mill

Traore 1.5

steven reid to leave rovers

man u or more likely spurs his destination


Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson will not purchase any players before the world cup. The Carrick saga that is going on at the minute is a smoke screen for you guessed it Chelsea FC. Sir Alex will not sign Michael Carrick as & i quote ''There's no Roy Keane here (meaning UK), where is he?'' The Midfield pairing that Sir Alex wants is Javier Macherano, Cambiasso & Riquelme, with a winger also and from what i have heard the players linked for that position are Frank Ribery, Joaquin, Duff, Jesus Navas, M.G Pedersen and someone else who i have never heard of but the main target is Frank Ribery. Also in what could be the coup of the Summer gain after the world Cup is that Buffon may sign for Man Utd for the following reasons 1. not happy with the situation in Italy. 2. would jump at the chance of being the long term replacement for Peter Schmeichel. 3 Peter Schmeichel and Dino Zoff are Buffon's Idols. 4. Do not know if this is true but i heard that his wife loves England where she lived for some years while at University. But if Buffon goes to Barcelona/R.Madrid which is the likey destination, we will sign young talented Luskasz Fabianski in January but pay the transfer fee in straight away Fabianski is 20 years of age and from what i have heard is being called the new Peter Schmeichel and Chelsea/Liverpool/Arsenal/Barcelona/Real Madrid/AC Milan and Inter have scouted him and have been amazed by what they have seen but noone has be able to table an offer for his signature due to him only signing for a club in 2006 and in the FIFA rule book no player can be transfered twice in the same year, so just wait till january. Also the Kerlon transfer has been agreed for nearly 2 months, but it's just a matter now of waiting to see who will have him on loan and will play him, and Ruud van Nistelrooy will be sold for 14.7m to either Real Madrid/Barcelona or Ac Milan and Sir Alex will add 7m and use this money for 2 out of the 3 strikers below who are Klass Jan Hunt

elaar from Ajax and either Ryan Babel(Ajax) or David Sauzo from Serie A. But due to the fact that italian football is in turmoil at the momment look for Sir Alex to purchase Huntelaar and Babel who are claimed to be the next van Nistelrooy and Henry not bad. So please Man Utd fans be patient as Sir Alex knows this is a BIG BIG summer and he has to get it right and believe me it will be big and come start of the new season you and me will be very happy with the squad

Man Utd 06/07 Team

and will be in 4-2-1-3-1 formation

E.van der Sar

G.Neville R.Ferdinand N.Vidic G.Heinze

J.Mascherano E.Cambiasso


C.Ronaldo F.Ribery


summer signings:

man u: andriano[25m], duscher[4m], kuscak[2m], riquelme[10m], reid [4m]

TEAM: van der sar, neville, ferdinand, vidic, evra, ronaldo, riquelme, duscher, park, andriano, rooney

liverpool: malbranque[5m], camoranesi[11m], trezeguet[7m], aimar[5m], jaaskielien[5m], alves[12m]

TEAM: reina, alves, carragher, agger, risse, pennant, gerrard, aimar, camoranesi, crouch, trezeguet

west ham: young[4m], ben haim[3.8m], spector[1m], upson[2m], karadeniz[loan], saviola[loan], arca[1.5m], bowyer[DD, free], barthez[free]

TEAM: carroll, young, ferdinand, gabbidon, konchesky, benayoun, NRC, karadeniz, etherington, harewood, saviola

Someone said that Mark Viduka would cost Liverpool 5 million, another said 7 million! He would cost about 1.5 million. Benfica are likely to capture the services of D'Allesandro. Luca Toni has practically signed for Inter Milan, replacement for Adriano? I think so. Dietmar Hamann is set to commence negotiations with Bolton as Liverpool have allowed them to take him for free. Liverpool and Bayern Munich are battling for the sevices of Mauro German Camoranesi. Mr. Realism (Come on boys in Germany!)

Man Utd to try one more attempt to buy Michael Carrick if no joy Ferguson will buy Tim Cahill for 8.5 million.

New right winger to Anfield. Betis to sell Joaquin

I am hearing rumours (from no1 of particular importance) that Gordon Strachan is looking at the Croatian player Niko Kranjcar, and after watchin a compilation of the player i think he would be an excellent addition to the celtic squad and a worry to me as a rangers fan! im going to watch him closely at the world cup!

Huge Manchester United fan to start with. I don’t expect United to make those really big signing, for example Torres. Torres would cost our whole transfer budget and a part exchange with Ruud is never going to happen, can you really see him play for a side like Atletico Madrid who finished 10th, thirty points behind Barcelona!! I would love to see him stay, but we all know what Sir Alex is like (Yorke, Keane). If Ruud goes he is most likely to head to Milan either AC or Inter because both have players Sir Alex rates, like Cambiasso (Inter), Martins (Inter), Johann Vogel (AC) and Gattuso (AC). We are more likely to see one or two of the midfielders from this group rather than the likes of Martins, maybe Gattuso in some sort of Ruud deal and maybe Vogel for about 4million maybe less if we are lucky. As for Carrick and Nolan, these players are too expensive to buy, 20 million or higher for Carrick is a joke! Even though he is a great player, United’s limited budget would be better spent buying players from abroad who will cost less. When it comes to finding a direct replacement for Rudd I think we should lower our expectations as I think Sir Alex may look at the likes of Yakubu who he recommended to Harry Redknapp at his first spell at Portsmouth. Other strikers that are within our reach could be Gudjohnson, Huntelaar, and don’t rule out a surprise move for Raul, because Madrid are reviewing their player policy for next season a lot of big names will be shown the door as Madrid want to put in place a Manager who will build a team instead of letting the president of the club pick their transfer targets. Other players who have been linked with United like Ribery, Riquelme, Mascherano and Diarra could all be too expensive but although Sir Alex may not buy the really big names he will buy quality and we will really give Chelsea a run next season.

Most Likely Ins: Gattuso, Vogel, Riqelme, a 5 year structured deal for Kerlon and either Yakubu, Gudjohnson, Huntelaar or Martins.

Most Likely Outs: Silvestre, Fletcher, van Nistelrooy, Miller, O’Shea in January when his midfield problem is sorted and Tim Howard on a permanent deal to Everton in January.

Liverpool have had a verbal agreement for Javier Saviola agreed. The Argentine striker is keen to play in the Premiership and Benitez will give him the chance. With Cisse out of action until December realistically, another striker will come in and if not Craig Bellamy then it could be Dirk Kuyt after all who wants a Liverpool move. Feyenoord have already accepted the £12 million bid but Liverpool could pull out.

Benitez plans to partner Saviola and Kuyt in Europe and use Crouch as an impact substitute.

Crouch and Fowler will start at Anfield in the Premiership whilst Crouch and either Saviola or Kuyt will start away from home.


Reina, Finnan, Carragher, Hyypia, Aurelio, Alves/Sissoko, Gerrard, Alonso, Kewell/Gonzalez, Saviola, Kuyt


Reina, Finnan, Carragher, Paletta/Agger, Riise, Alves/Garcia, Gerrard, Alonso, Gonzalez/Kewell, Crouch, Fowler


Reina, Alves, Carragher, Hyypia/Paletta/Agger, Aurelio, Pennant, Gerrard, Alonso, Gonzalez/Kewell, Crouch, Saviola/Kuyt



Rangers wont sign :

Mandanda - his club priced him out at £3m 3 weeks ago!

Gourcuff - Who WILL sign for AC Milan next week for £4.5m

Celtic made a £5m bid for Zigic but he wants to join Dortmund, Bayern, Arsenal, Deportivo or Fiorentina if Inter sign Toni from them so i dont think we'll get him

Fortunately for Utd fans, the over-rated carrick will not be allowed to leave Spurs. Due to this, Fergie will complete a deal of around £14,000,000 for Mascherano and a further £8,000,000 will go on Everton's Tim Cahill.

Ferguson will not be allowed to sell Ruud, which will hasten his departure. Expect plenty of managers to be approached this season, and a big name(Capello, Ancelotti, Sven, or the recently retired Keane) will be unveiled next season.

There will be no Torres-he won't leave Athletico for a while yet, no Ribery-he's already agreed a deal with Lyon and no immediate move for Kerlon.

Cheers, The-Man-in-the-Know

To the pompey fan who said redknapp will sign whitehead, he is going NOWHERE! Pompey should re sign koroman instead. sunderland will re sign kevin phillips from aston villa and will get martin o'neill as manager. black cat!

I stated on this site over a week ago, with harsh opposition from a 'pool fan, that Liverpool would face competition from Spanish sides for the signing of Pablo Aimar, who will not be sold from Valencia until after the World Cup. Skysports reported today, "Real Zaragoza are hoping to strike a deal to sign Valencia schemer Pablo Aimar on loan. Aimar appears anxious to quit Valencia over the summer as he does not feature prominently in the plans of Che coach Quique Flores. Reports in Spain claim that Valencia's sporting director Amadeo Carboni is hoping to meet Zaragoza director Miguel Pardeza to discuss the transfer. Zaragoza are willing to sign the Argentina international on loan for two years, with the option of a permanent deal. His wages would also be paid by Zaragoza, whose new coach Victor Fernandez is looking to make Aimar a central figure in his plans for next season." I still contest, that at the end of the bidding war, 5 million pounds will not be enough to get him. I would not be surprised to see Internazionale Milan win the race as they have seen Juan Veron cut his ties with the team, and they will have some money to throw at a scheming attacking midfielder.

Big News For Coventry Fans: Sam Sodje to sign for £1 Million by the end of the week. Neil Alexander will also be joining shortly.



Arthur Boka of Ivory Coast and Strasbourg is being lined up by David Moyes for 2.5 million

Abdoulaye Meite another player for the Ivorians is pressing for Everton to make a 3 million bid for him after the World cup

Moyes will try and sign one more player with him prefering Petrov of Celtic between 3-4 million

Moyes also wants David Thompson and Franny Jeffers both on a free for backup


Simon Davies-Reading 1.5 million

David Weir-leeds or Sheffield United free

Andy van der meyde-Porto 3 million

!!!BIG FG!!!

CFC news.

Chelsea will buy Carlos after the World Cup for 3.5mil. Gudjonsen will go to Newcastle. Del Horno will go to Villareal when Carlos comes,they will keep Bridge. Huth has already gone. Crespo will go to AC Milan. SWP will be loaned to Man City. Duff will also be sold to Man City. Carlton COle will go to Portsmouth

Oh and will some one please say how Mourhinio is going to fit Essien Lampard Cole Robben Ballack and Makele in the same midfield. There all to good to be on the bench.

He might have to go.


Ferreira Terry Carlos


Ballack Essien


Robben Cole


Liverpool will not bid for Malbranque. Rafa has 2 major targets. Alves and Kuyt. Ronaldo is a non starter, Rafa only wants hard workers, thats his ethic. Bent was his second striker, but thats changed obviously due to the finances, and now Bellemy looks to be favourite. Talks are still ongoing with Marseille to get Samir Nasri on a 1 year loan but they are stalling on the agreement, due to Lyons pursuit of Cisse. Viduka is NOT being considered. Rafa is watching Dario Srna at the world cup and has been monitering him for a number of years. A number of youngsters from across Europe will come to Anfield for trials and at least 3 are expected to earn contracts. THE CAT.

Lfc news

LFC WILL sell cisse for 5 mil as Marseille still want him. also suspect with the inament relegation of Juve that Lfc will sign Trezequet an camoranesi for a combined fee of 20 mil


Alves 10 mil

Trezeguet 15 mil

camoranesi 5 mil

Aurelio free

Defoe 8 mil

Gonzalez (loan return)

Palleta Done deal


Morientes done deal

Cisse 5 mil

traore 2.5 mil

kirkland 5 mil

Ribery has signed for Lyon

with everyone else starting all these rumours about who utd are going to sign in midfield im going to add sum new names to the already long list: Demichelis(Fc Bayern), Sneijder(ajax), Zakora(St Ettiene), De Rossi(Roma). also will evry1 stop linking themselves with fernando torres. i am a liverpool fan nd wud luv to see him join us but honestly we dont have the money and he isnt the prolific goalscorer we need. hes not going to arsenal as they will buy no more strikers with around 6 players in tht position already on their books. man utd are put off by the price nd dnt wnt to sign another striker. tottenham wer the only party to show interest nd they signed berbatov. torres most likely destination nxt season is ath madrid, he aint goin nowhere.

Tim Cahill a shock target for Inter Milan and Man Utd - impressed with his man of the match winning performance against the 'mighty' japan ... Moyes is bracing himself for a bid of around £6 million. Apparently, word on the board is they were hoping Cahill would have a low-key tournament ... a couple more goals in the group stages and other teams may see what Everton fans have seen the last 2 seasons ... That Cahill is in the top 5 box to box midfielders in the premiership ... The board will listen to offers similar to those being touted for Carrick (Around £10-12 million).

Heard from a friend who works at melwood.

Dani alves has agreed terms with liverpool but seville are yet to agree a fee. ac milan are in the hunt and will be able to offer more than liverpool. if liverpool dont get alves they will try for a young spanish startlet. cant remember his name but i think he plays for Zaragoza. Kuyt is definitely not coming to liverpool as Feyenoord are asking too much. Expect bellamy and Viduka. In January a big striker will come to Liverpool after the sail of cisse. Names being tossed about are Saviola and Torres. Mark my words these deals are in the pipeline. oh and expect investment to be announced by july. Dont have details just that a new stadium will be easily afforded and a good transfer budget will be made available. AR


Arsene Wenger was in Switzerland to watch the Brazil squad over the last month, pressumably to watch strongly linked ADRIANO. this IS true but there is a twist. after links over the last few years it is also rumoured KAKA is being strongly watched. with the player seeming to be quite keen to leave, and Madrid in the wings, AFC will be attempting to hijack as reversed last year with robinho and baptista.

also expect davies and ribery after the world cup, cygan and campbell off.

a new GK is also in the wings....

herd from a person inside watford that next week they will be signin Paul robinson. Also they are looking to sign Matthew Kilgallon, Claude Davis and helguson on a years loan. They are confident they will get all these signings sooo good luck to them

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