Football Rumours Archive June 14 2007


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Celtic are apparently in discussions regarding a move for Ludovic Giuly. Baca want a fee of £1.5 million. Other clubs are interested.


 Lorik cana the albanian mdfielder is wanted by Arsenal. Wenger has been a long time admirer of the defensive midfielder for quite some time. expet Gilberto to move to Juventus


 Stevie thompson update – reason for sightings in Scotland. despite bluebirds boss Dave Jones admitting he wants thompson to stay for his elbowing prowess, it is believed that he can't afford to keep big Stevie. this is nothing to do with wages but due to the number of balls Stevie loses in shooting practice every day. Jones recently told Stevie that if he wanted to stay at the club he would have to collect all the balls he lost. it is believed that several have reached the bearsden area of Glasgow and a few have been spotted in gorgie road, edinburgh. hope that clears up the confusion of why he's been spotted in Scotland.


 I am David Healy's cousin. He will shock everyone and sign for Sunderland in a 1.8 million pound deal at the the tail end of next week.


 To all Liverpool fans. Liverpool are on the verage of singing the twins diego Milito and gabrial Milito for a sum of 20 mill for plus Luis Garcia. also Bellamy is moving to Rovers fo 8 mill.



I wasn't surprised to read of Newcastle's interest in Nicky Shorey. A friend of mine works in a local language school. Apparently Shorey has been taking Geordie lessons there for the last couple of months..


 Arsenal Transfer Rumours

Arsenal In's

Fabianski – Done Deal

C. Davies – 6 million

R. Babel – 6 million

F. Malouda – 14 million

D. Trezeguet – 6 million + Vieria debt wiped clean.

Youth Players in

Norvert – CB – 90% complete

Signorsson – MID – 75% Complete

Sunu – STR – 100% Complete

Bartley – CB – 100% Complete

Arsenal Outs

Poom – 500K – Watford

Senderos – 6 million – Zaragoza or Italy

Flamini – 1 million – Buy–out of contract

Muamba – 4 million – Birmingham

Larsson – 1 million – Birmingham

Stokes – 2 million – Sunderland

Ljungberg – 2 million – Portsmouth

Reyes – 8 million – Athletic Madrid or Seville

Aliadiere – 1.5 million – Middlesborough


 I don't know if this means for sure that he is signing, but Huntelaar is at the Emirates being shown around. I think it's him anyway. the person who told me said there was a dutch player called 'Hunter' at the stadium. She doesn't know much about football.

There hasn't been any other activity to my knowledge, which is to say that nobody else has visited while she has been there.


 Does anyone know where Lee Hendrie is going? also any one got any rumours regarding Leicester City?


 Liverpool FC:

Big knews on the transferfront will start early next week.

Liverpool have tabled a bid to clubs for the next 5 players:

A. Torres: £23 m

B. Qauresma: £17 m

C. D. Alves: £17 m

D. R. Augusto: £14 m

E. A. Pato: £12 m

Due to the fact that the Spanish season is not over but after the coming weekend is the reason that Liverpool haven't signed a player yet.

Ofcourse Pato and Augusto are not playing in the Spanish league.

There will be a sixth player added and that will be a defender only Benitez doubts over 2 players for filling that position to give Carra and Agger competition.


 Just seen Stephen Thompson outside Tynecastle – possible having a medical for Hearts. The guy who saw/ spoke to him at Glasgow yesterday must be right.

C'mon the Jambos


 Pompey set to sign Lee Cook for £2 million, Yakubu for £6.5 million, Ljungberg for £2 million and Harewood for £1 million

Team Next Year.












Subs: Ashdown, Hriedarsson, Primus, Kranjcar, Cook, Benjani, LuaLua


 Newcastle will sign Ben Haim, Rozenhal, Barton, Nicky Shorey, Gokdeinz Karadeinz and Harewood.


 Man City – Ronald Koeman spotted in Manchester hotel (The Lowry) last weekend


 Man United Rumours

Ustari 8 million

Tevez Unlikely. prob to inter

Torres 15 million or

Defoe 9 million

He might go after Renato Augusto in a bid of 14 million if they give him the funds.


 Alves will not be joining Liverpool, over a week ago Eduardo Macia (cheif scout) stated in a Spanish Interview that Liverpool have dropped there interest in Alves. He stated that it is correct that last season they were interested but price inflation means they will not be revisiting. Also (this is my view not Macia's) I can't see Benitez wanting a player who clearly wants to play for the club that pays him the highest wage, can you?



 I always find it very amusing when Reading this page and seeing posts from people who claim to be friends of pro players that know all the transfers that will be happening at clubs.

I was a pro for over 15 years and can tell you that I have never known any chairmans, directors or managers disclosing any transfer deals with all players at the club. there is always rumours but the first players usually find about a new signing is when they are introduced to us at training, just before they are paraded to the press.

anyway, I am still involved in the game working for a sports management company in Glasgow. although I am not aware of the identity of the players yet I know Celtic will be signing 3 more players before the summer ends. a full back, midfielder and forward are the positions gordon Strachan is said to be looking at

Rangers however will be signing deMarcus Beasley by the end of the week. Walter has met with him whilst holidaying in the states and the deal as almost been clinched.


 I'm a reporter and I interviewed Van DaVaart after the match between Thailand and Holland and he said something similar to Henry that he is still a Hamburg player for time being that means all the big European countries can still grab him and make a gr8 use of him some possible targets for him are Big 4 in Premiership Real Barca and Bayern





 Reading are set to sign Mallorca's star midfielder Bosko Jankovic for £3 million.


 Well firstly, to the guy who said Arsenal will sign Quaresma for 6 million is out of their mind. a star international star like him for 6 mil? dnt think so. Arsenal will sign David trezuguet though for 4 mil because he only has 11 months left on hiscontract at juve. This will also help Henry to make up his mind and stay.


 CELTIC. I have been reliably informed that Dutch teletext has suggested that Bayern Munich striker Roy Maakay has been contacted by Peter Lawell about the possibility of him coming to Celtic. According to the source Maakay is a good friend of JVoH and would welcome the idea of joining Celtic. I'm not saying the deal has been done but to see if anything occurs.

Hail Hail


 Great News for Jambos everywhere this Monday. I work for the Evening News Sports Desk and have been told to be quiet but am so excited.

Vlad will attend a press conference booked in to the Gorgie Suite at 10.30. He will unveil the new head coach, Raddy Antic and the signing of Steven Naismith for £1.5 million, Barry Robson for £300K (+ Robbie De–Neilson) and Darijo Srna for £2 million. Robert Prosinecki will be brought on to the coaching staff.

Jambos everywhere... BELIEVE 2007/ 08.


 Rangers are close to signing Beasley from PSV to add some width to a midfield that lacks creativity. Whilst watching Beasley star for the USA Walter and his scouts also took a great interest in Landon Donovan who has the pace and mobility to play up next to Boyd and Darcheville in a front three. Donovan is at the prime of his career and ready to make a proper go of success in Europe following his early years struggling at Leverkusen. price would be 2–3 million.


 Tuncay Joined Boro Following In By Luke Young


 I'm a Liverpool fan but know a bit of backroom stuff at Newcastle. When Ashley does take over, he will give Sam Allardyce 50 million to spend in the first season. Allardyce and Ashley have been in contact and have discussed players:

Leighton Baines (7 million)

Micah Richards (16 million)

Tal Ben Haim (free)

Ryan Babel (7 million)

Nicolas Anelka (10 million)

Morten G. Pederson (12 million)

Shaun W. Philips (14 million)

Nokola Zigic (12 million)

Leaving will be the following:

Emre (6 million)

Michael Owen (9 million)

Kieron Dyer (3 million)

Albert Luque (1 million)

James Milner (4 million)

Charles N'Zogbia (4 million)

Shola Ameobi (4 million)

Given–Richards–Ben Haim–Taylor–Baines




As you can see, he will go for proven Premiership quality.


 Man City Gossip

Anyone saying Micah Richards will be leaving Manchester City is wrong. Every Liverpool, Man United, Arsenal, Tottemham and Chelsea fan expect to be dissapointed. He is going to stay at City for at least one more season. So UNLUCKY

In other News.

Darius Vassell is not moving to Barnsley or Sheffiled Wednesday or any team below the Premiership. So UNLUCKY

Man City will be signing

Nelson Cuevas from America (Mex) – £2.5 million

Djibril Cisse from Liverpool – £4.5 million

Pape Diakhate from AS Nancy – £2 million

Pascal Feindouno from St. Etienne – £1.5 million

Olivier Thomert – £4 million

That will be all the transfer activity at City even if there is no takover. The New manager has been promised £20 million by the chairman.


 Nugent, Smith or forlan not both well join safc also in midfeild keiran Richarson and thomas graverson Nani for Man United and Hargreaves may pave the way 4 Giggs and Scholes


 Arsenal Rumours–Only Fabianski, Huntelaar and Briand are coming to AFC. If we sell Senderos Curtis Davies will come and if Henry goes (which he wont) Trezeguet will come in. Ljungberg, Aliadere (done deal with boro) , song (loan) , Mannone (loan) and Flamini will leave Arsenal. Wenger will also transform v Persie to the left for more goalscoring threat from midfield.

Arsenal INS:

Fabianski–2 million

Huntelaar–13 million

Briand–3 million

Davies–9 million (maybe)

Trezeguet–15 million (maybe)

Arsenal OUTS:

Ljungberg–5 million

Aliadiere–4 million



Flamini–5 million



 Preston will next week agree to sell Nugent to Everton/ Sunderland for

Everton 8 million

Sunderland 6 million and stern John

but with the money we will sign a few players


izale McLeod (maybe) if he does he will sign for 1.7 million

billy sharp (50–50) if he does he will sign for 2.2 million with a Clause in if we go up we will have to give them another 300,000

billy Jones (done) he has already signed for us. he has signed a four year deal but the fee is yet to be made.

kris commons (likely) there was talk last year but he is out of contract now and wants tro play for a championship side. will sign on a free.

naython tyson (maybe) if he does he will sign for 1 million wants to play championship football. will be either him of izale McLeod or jermain Easter

100 % true


 These are just rumours/ speculation.

Everton will sign

– Nugent (If we act quickly)

– Toure (He might not want the bigger clubs, eg Barcelona, Inter because he wants first team football)

– Owen (Life long blue, probably won't happen but with his ability I would love to see him in a blue shirt (EVERTON) )

– Jagielka (Looks certain. )

– Baines (Nothing really commented that could make people think this but he's good so ye)

– Fernandes (Loan)


– Beattie – Celtic – 4 million

– Van D Meyde – Twente – 3 million


 If the rumour about Sunderland unveiling two players from la liga is true. then expect the striker to be SAVIOLA. If I'm right then they would not have been able to talk to any contracted players whilst the season is still on going. Saviola of course may well be able to talk due to his contract expiring. No idea as to the defender though, Although isn't Pique (Man United) down that way somewhere on loan? could be Portugal though, some one clear this mess up for me please?


 With Inter Milan having finalised a deal for David Suazo today, and willing to pay £35 million for Carlos Tevez, they are now looking to get rid of a big name, yet underperforming player. Step forward Zlatan Ibrahimovich. The player himself feels he would perform much better in England, as many Scandanavians do. Expect Manchester United to win the race as he has stated in the past he would love to play alongside Ronaldo and Rooney. The fee will be around £16 million.


 To the guy who enlightened us all on the hungarian team linking up with Liverpool. wel it said that on bbc sport website and skysports website so try an gt sumfin original m8 nt jst off a website or tv

anyway Man United: ins: doyle

outs: Richardson (depending on Under-21 form), smith


 Everton to sign: Kevin Nolan £5. 000.000

Phil Jagielka £4. 000.000

Thomas Graveson £1. 200.000

all transfers completed by july first.


 Before the rumours a few things to straighten up;

Given + 2 Milion for Boruc is plausible – Current valuations would determine that (Boruc 4 million–7 million / given 2 million–4 million) so don't rule it out, given was at Celtic years ago and let go by Lou Macari.

To the guy that said Celtic will replace outgoing strikers with "SIGNED WILL BE NAISMITH, O'CONNER OR KRIS BOYD" – no chance boyd is Rangers thru and thru and we'd not want him anyway.

Right, the rumours – out will be Marshall/ balde/ Lennon (gone) / Gravesen/ Jarosik/ Beattie/ zurawski/ Miller (only for right money) and some loans from youths. Riordan will be kept (personal issues clouded his first season). Still to come in will be 2 "blue–chip" signings – Appiah or koumas in midfield and ljungberg as squad player – big name striker and the name going round Glasgow is one of 2, Michael Owen or louis Saha. no slep being lost at Celtic park with the Rangers signings and roll on the new season.

Other spl activity – Jamie langfiels will grovel back to Aberdeen – Steven Thomson to Hearts with gavin rae. Hibs to enquire about Darren Fletcher on season long loan deal – Motherwell to get Mark mcghee as manager and bottom rung spl/ sfl players –Kilmarnock will keep naismith for one more season when he will move down south

New Clyde manager colin hendry will try and get Kevin gallagher as his assistant.


 Celtic will sign 3 more players of top quality. They will be Jason Koumas (£5 million), Steven Whittaker (£1.5 million), and Roy Makaay (£2.5 million). Gravesen, Jarosik, Beattie and Balde will be the most high profile departures in the close season. Despite most peoples thoughts, Magic Zurawski will stay one more season to prove he can do it again. Therefore Celtic's squad will look something like this;

GK;Boruc/ Marshall/ Brown

RB;Doumbe/ Wilson/ Whittaker

CB;McManus/ Kennedy/ Pressley/ O'Dea/ Caldwell

LB;Naylor/ Doumbe/ Whittaker

RM;Nakamura/ O'Brien

CM;Hartley/ Brown/ Sno/ Bjarnason/ Koumas

LM;McGeady/ Riordan

ST;Hesselink/ McDonald/ Killen/ Makaay/ Zurawski

Not bad in my opinion: )


 West Ham are close to sealing the signature of

Freddie Ljunberg as Arsenal are hoping t raise fund for Ryan Babel

= gst=


 West ham are looking to mainly bulster there midfield this summer by going for Nolan (almost complete) Richardson boba Diop and Swp costing roughly 20 mill

= gst=


 Bournemouth are chasing Blackpool's Marcus Bean on a season long loan with a view to a permanent move after his contract has run out.


 West Ham squad 4 next seas

keaper green/ steck

Lb Baines/ McCarthy

rb Neil/ spector

cb Upson/ Gabbidon/ Collins/

rm swp

lm boa mortae/ hogan Ephraim

cm Noble/ Parker/ Bouba diop

st deano/ bent/ Zamora/ Bellamy

the ins will be Baines 4 mill. Swp 12 mill

bouba Diop 4 mill bent 15 mill plus Harewood n Mullins belamy 8 mill

= gst=


 Celtic will conduct more business next week.

Expect these to leave:

Gravesen – £1.5 million

Jarosik – £1.5 million

Miller – £1.5 million

Beattie – £750k

Zurawski – £1 million

Expect to sign:

Whittaker – £1. 75 million

Appiah – £5 million

Degen – £750k

Naismith – £1. 75 million


 Mancini&Torres will be Rafa Benitez's first signings of the summer (with Mancini signed first but they'll be revealed at the same time).

The Milito brothers will be revealed around 2 weeks later with another V. I. P coming in near the beginning of the new season. There will be transfer action among all this but I'm not sure who and when and what way they'll be going,. yet.

Liverpool also have a new feeder team, which is the Hungarian Team from whom they signed the two Hungarian youngsters. (Cert. )

For the lad who said Owen was off to the Toffee's, whoever told you that was winding you up, obviously. Liverpool for The Premiership 2007/ 2008

> John H. Kirkby


 Derby county have just signed Billy Davies a number two and we will be making a bid for 3 players to my knowledge. Saganowski as he is attracted by the Premiership as well as Freddy Eastwood together they will cost £3.7 million and a defender to replace Darren Moore who had a great season but won't cut the Premiership and so we will sign none other than Zat Knight of Fulham or a return of Riggot from Middlesborough as he wants to be back playing everyweek.




I found this website the other day while I was looking for a place to see if what I had heard could be confirmed. But since I haven't found anything yet, I figured I'd drop the line.

I work for an agency that does a lot of work with Major League Soccer here in the US, and there's a big buzz with the coming of David Beckham, as well as the huge success of Juan Pablo Angel in New York.

Anyway, I was in a meeting earlier this week and before it began we were shooting the breeze with some higher ups in MLS talking about some great transfers that could come over. I was joking and saying names like Henry and even Drogba, but the tone changed when I mentioned Robbie Fowler and Ruud van Nistelrooy. I was informed that the New England Revolution are preparing to make a major offer to bring Fowler over to the Revolution, which the MLS folks think would be great for the team, which need a second striker not only to help out Taylor Twellmann, but also provide a replacement if someone comes in and picks up Twellmann this summer, which may be a possibility based on his form.

As for van Nistelrooy, I was told that the LA Galaxy is planing on making a run to sign him after the 2007–08 season, as the team believes that Real Madrid may dump him as he'll be 32 at the end of next season. Galaxy GM Alexi Lalas has targeted van Nistelrooy because of his traditional partnership with David Beckham, as well as the fact that Beckham may not have a true target for him to send the ball to.

That's all I have, but I figured that what I know couldn't be of some use. Cheers.



Real Madrid to offer mega bucks plus Antonio Cassano for Inter striker Adriano, he has fallen out of favor and seems likely to move on with the recent signing of David Suazo. Man United will keep tabs on the situation and if they feel they can get Adriano cheaply they might make an offer. Speaking of Brazillian forwards Middlesbrough will be making a bid for Kerlon but he will opt to stay in Brazil. Other moves –

Wesley Sneijder – Valencia

Kanu – Ajax

Havard Nordveit – Arsenal

Kieran Richardson – Sheffield United/ Birmingham

David Nugent – Sunderland

Alan Smith – Sunderland

Jason Koumas – Fulham

Phil Jagielka – Everton

Ryan Babel – Arsenal

Florent Malouda – Liverpool

Simao – Lyon

Darren Bent – West Ham

Klaas Jan Huntelaar – Man United

Gretar Steinsson – Middlesbrough

and finaly

Chelsea will only sign players on a free




 Firstly, I am just gna critisise the stupidity of "goonerman". Arsenal are never going to buy nolan, downing or owen. There is also a very small possibility of us buying Torres as he will cost far too much for us after the building of the Emirates Stadium. Quaresma is also unlikely because he is a trouble maker at FC Porto and he is very unambitious. Wenger will see this straight away. AND why would Wenger change the number of The Arsenalnal players. RVP will stay 11. Diaby will be 2. Hleb is not going to be 23 and the others will not change either.

As for the rumours. I fancy Micah Richards to join Arsenal as he is a life long Arsenal supporter, and with Pearce leaving Man City it is highly likely. David Trezeuguet might also join because he has refused to sign a new contract with Juventus and with Wenger being a big fan of him he will fancy him for the cheap pricetag of 5 million. This might also persuade Henry to stay as David and Thierry are good friends from their time together at Monaco. I also fancy Arsenal to get one of these. bojan, Renato, gouffran, briand and Babel. However Renato being the least likely to sign as he is mental and wants to stay at Flamengo for life. I doubt there will be many more movement into Arsenal after buying Fabianski. Denilson will play a bigger part of Arsenal's season next year.

As for Henry joining Liverpool. get REAL

–+ AFC+ –


 Dcfc ins:

Danny Guthrie–season loan

A right back from turkey

Chris Brunt 2 million

Marlon Harewood 2.5 million

james Mcfadden 3 million

kenny Miller 750000

izale McLeod 1 million

Leon best 500000

Scott Sinclair season loan

Unlikely but brian Mcbride and tomas graveson may be coming to PP


Giles Barnes–Tottenham between 3–6 million

Darren moore may head back to hawthorns

Dean Leacock wanted by Wigan

Lee grant–sheff w (DONE)

Gary teale–Sunderland–closer to home



 Liverpool have closed a deal on bentley, I know this because Rafa didn't want him to travel to the euro Under-21's as he wants all his players rested for a push on the Premiership. he was given a ultimatum and that's why he seeked advice from mclaren but Mr mclaren told him "to go" but what does he know. i know this because I play ball with Rafa's dog, haha. also expect a deal for Alves and Dos Santos. the striker is going to be none other than the man himself. the best striker in the world need I say anymore. damo the dog. (mr facts)


 Heard from a source at ER that Ivan Sproule will be moving to Parkhead with Derek Riordan returning in a straight swap.


 Anthony Gardner will sign for Sunderland for around £2 million


 Hull City



A. Thompson

D. Mills

S. Johnson

D. Prutton

P. Peschisolido

C. Lucketti

R. Fowler

D. Windass

L. Peltier


D. Coles

R. Parlour

D. Duffy (Dnt Go)

M. Bridges

S. Collins

R. Fry


 All you skeptics may laugh, but my brother is a lawyer for a footy agent and guarantees this is true.

Marco Materazzi is going to Spurs.

Henry is staying at Arsenal, they will also get Torres.

owen will stay at Toon because no one else wants him, injury liability and he's lost some pace.

done deals my friends.

–the cookie monster–


 A story coming out of Deportivo La Coruna is that Fabian Estoyanoff is the subject of some interest from Liverpool. He is Uruguyan but holds an Italian passport. He is a striker and winger and is currently on loan at Deportivo from Valencia so Benitez obviously knows him.


 William Gallas has handed in a transfer request, and wants a move to Italy.



Tomorrows herald reads that Robbie Fowler wants to sign for Rangers, the Beasley deal is almost done and Carlos Cuellar will move to Gers for around 2 million. Balaban is still open to a move nad the naismith deal will be thrashed out by next week.









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