Football Rumours Archive February 14 2007


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As an Arsenal fan, I would love nothing more than to see Frank Lampard move to Real Madrid and causing chaos at Stamford Bridge. However, it's just not going to happen. Lampard strikes me as someone who doesn't care about rule 17, where he would be able to buy out his contract for a slimmer price. I think you have to expect the England midfielder to commit his long term future to Chelsea, as well as John Terry and Michael Essien, before the summer hits. Real Madrid will be more likely to move for a new defensive midfielder to compete with Emerson and Mahamadou Diarra, with Bayern Munich's Martin Demichelis top of the list.

Carlos Tevez is going to espanyol as it is rumoured they are to be bought out. I heard this through a Spanish associate who is linked which the club through shareholdings. Also expect a micah Richards move to be funded for him to move to Liverpool. Nothing of the sort regardings tens of millions of pounds. Just a simple 8m buyout in the summer. Also expect AVFC to sign a dutch hard tackling midfielder from PSV and an attacking left sided goalscorer from Real Betis for angel an 5m. The player is unknown however you can work him out given this criteria. Manu to sign either klose or Torres. Nobody will be signing David Villa as all this hype about him is wonderland talk. Plus may it be pointed out that players like micah Richards are yet to prove anything so stupid 20m pric3e tags as recommended on this site are ludicrous.

Celtic to sign Robbie Keane for 4. 5m and Steve Sidwell for free and James mccarthy for 250,000 telfer will retire Lennon will stay on part time to gain his coaching badges boruc miller nakamura will not leave in the summer nor will jarosik as they have openly stated there desire to stay and John Kennedy may go on loan for 3 months in the summer to Dundee Utd as they are looking for a commanding centre back Rangers will sign Robbie Fowler free and russel anderson for 750,000 and Scott Brown for 2. 2m

Tottenham and Bolton are both keen on signing Steve Sidwell on a Bosman Free transfer at the end of the season whilst even Spanish giants, Valencia are interested.


Athletico Madrid are to offer £6. 5 million for Mikel Arteta whilst Seville are set to join the chase with an improved £7 million offer - closer to what Everton are looking for although they are very reluctant to sell. Arteta is more keen on a move to Madrid.


Just heard that ALAN SMITH will be going back to Leeds on loan till the end of the season. Smith has asked to go to them to try n steer his club away from relegation. With offers from Villa and Charlton he has chosen go to Leeds. this will only be till the end of the season because man United know they can get 7 + millions because he is a utility players.

To the guy that said that Martins would leave for 20 million to Chelsea, you are completely bonkers in the nut! Roeder wouldn't sign a player like Martins, make him number 9 and then sell him straight away even if it is for 20 million.

Newcastle Buys:

Miller from Celtic 1 million

Dean Ashton or David Nugent, or both! But that would mean we wouldn't buy Miller. 4 million to 7 million

Curtis Davies (If WBA don't get up) 5 million

Matthew Upson (If WHU go down) 5 million

Oneyewu on Permanent deal 2 million

Alot of you are talking about Glenn Roader signing different players when in fact Roader will sign noone as in the summer he will go back to his acadamy managers role as he doesn't even want to manage the first team. Alan Shearer is going to take over the team in the summer so the transfers will be upto him.

Also to the guy who said Bramble will get a new contract - When I spoke to Glenn the other day he said the only reason he didn't leave in January was because only one club was interested and that was Ipswich but they couldn't afford him but will be selling more youth players in the summer so will try again then.

Discussions between Plymouth Argyle and Chelsea over a 'partnership' are nearing completion. The deal will involve Chelsea's young stars being offered to Plymouth on short-term and long-term loans. Chelsea will also assist Argyle with Phase 2 of their redevelopment of Home Park and the construction of a new training and medical facility on their Harpers Park training ground.

Both Jose Mourinho and Roman Abramovich have met with Argyle officials and manager Ian Holloway. They have been impressed with the club's structure and the manner in which they carry out their business. Argyle outlined their plans for the future and Chelsea are keen to help one of the country's sleeping giants.

I know this because I work for Chelsea and am an Argyle supporter so have kept my ear to the ground on this one.

Arsene Wenger will offer £5. 5 million for Liverpool under-21 goalkeeper Scott Carson rising to £7 million if he earns a full England international cap prior to the age of 27.


Tony Capaldi will rejoin former manager Tony Pulis at Stoke City in the summer after having a fall out within the club. It is believed during contract negotiations, Capaldi had an affair with an unnamed players wife, causing strife within the club. There are mixed feelings regarding his future as the board would like to see the back of him yet Ian Holloway is trying to persuade them otherwise. (I work at Argyle) .

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