Football Rumours Archive June 14 2008


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Re: Ribery to United.

Ribery is not LEAVING BAYERN. I am a huge FC Hollywood supporter and I have been following the situation. He's come out publicly and said he's not going anywhere. FC Bayern higher–ups have also said "(Franck Ribery) is not for sale"

Sorry. He's staying with MY team.

  I can confirm the rumour that was posted here a couple of days ago. My contact in Austria says that Erwin Hoffer and Andreas Ivanschitz are both keen about a move to England and will sign for Derby County this Summer. He is not sure about the Martin Stranzl move, though as Celtic may be interested as well.

  Celtic will make 1 big signings first they will definitely get either Lukas Podolski/Klaas–Jan Huntelaar

  arsenal news

Wenger is looking to bring in the following players:

GK) Given – Only if he's the right price. (40 percent )

CB) Zapata – one offer already turned down. (75 percent )

CB) Kompany – Either Zapata or him not both (25 percent )

R/CB) Richards – Unlikely (5 percent ). He will stay put.

LCM) Nasri – Done deal. (100 percent )

RLCM) Ramsey – Done deal. (100 percent )

DCM) Yaya Toure – Looks likely if FC Barcelona want Hleb (90 percent )

Not sure if anyone else will be brought (over the age of 18 anyway.) Especially with the quick recovery EDUARDO has made (back for pre–season.) and the loan returns of VELA (STR), MERIDA (CM), RANDELL (RM), GIBBS (LM) and SIMPSON (STR) the emergance of new Wonder–kids BARAZITE (AM), WILSHIRE (AM) and NORDTVIED (CB). Expect also to see SONG (CB), TRAORE (LWB) and LANDSBURY (CM) go out on loan.

Obvious leavers will be Lehmann, Hoyte, Flamini and Hleb. NO ONE ELSE.

Total Spend (Possible): 25.5 million


GIVEN – £3.5 million

ZAPATA – 13.5 million

NASRI – £12.5 million

RAMSEY – £5 million

TOURE – Swap.


LEHMANN – Free – Stuttgard

HOYTE – 4.0 million – Aston Villa

FLAMINI – Free – A. C. Milan

HLEB – 5. 0 (plus Yaya) – FC Barcelona

This is my personnel opinion based on the rumours I consider viable, but by no means guaranteed.

Thanks for Reading.


  To all the Liverpool fans thinking that Barry will join you for £12 million, + you bench warmer or the Liverpool fans saying that Barry deal is done £15 million. your wrong, once again Rafa's unbelivable valuations of players are wrong again, Liverpool has a £15 million bid reject after offering £10 million before. pay the cash of £20 million and get it over and done with. barry is our Gerrard and will be sadley missed.

Villa Ins:

Micheal Johnson (Manchester City) – To replace barry

Chimbonda – £2 million

Huddleston – Another English talent being used as a bench warmer

Theo wallcott – one year loan – to add even more pace to the attack

Hoyte (Afc) – another wasted English talent

Nelson – £7 million – £10 million

Will attemp to get wesley snider again but very unlikley and will realse Harewood to highest bidder

MON is also interested in Bentley but this will be a challenge with all the big 4 being linked.

Liverpool will not sign Villa they do not have the funds and once they blow £20 million on barry they will look to sell Crouch, £6 million – £8 million, risser – £2 million and pennent – £5 million – £7 million. will sell Alonso for £10 million not the reported £16 million, once agian valued by Rafa higher then a player who played most of the games for Villa last season. Rafa is a dreamer. scoucers what your back for 4 place totenham Villa and Everton will be challenging.

  Liverpool could sign James milner for £7 million and barry for £17 million. Crouch to Portsmouth for £11 million. Riise to Roma for £5 million. The others who could leave Liverpool are Voronin Finnan Pennant Kewell and itanje. These funds are going into buying a top quality forward. The players that interests Rafa are podolski, Villa, Huntelaar, gilardino and higuain

but Rafa is not willing to pay over £20 million for any of them. Also watch our for a cheeky bid for either Van Der Vaart or Ribery.

  'Rafa Benitez is desperate to bring the Villa/Torres partnership to Anfield and has spoken to Valencia about a move with the Spanish club set to accept an £18 million bid + Andriy Voronin for the forward. Villa himself is keen about the move. Dirk Kuyt could stay although Peter Crouch is certain to leave to recouperate the money spent on Villa. The reason Villa will move to Anfield on the relatively cheap is due to Valencia's financial problems. Gareth Barry, Philip Degen and Andrea Dossena will complete the signings at Anfield this Summer. Benitez will rotate between 2 formations – the 4–5–1 with Kuyt and Babel out wide and either Torres or Villa alone up front or more commonly a 4–3–3 with Torres, Villa and Babel playing up front with Gerrard, Mascherano and Barry playing just behind.

= v1= '

= v1= I do not know who/where you got this from but I have heard exactly the same from a person who told me about the Torres and Babel deals long before anybody else knew. However I have heard that Rafa has also already agreed to sign Ricardo Quaresma from FC Porto for a fee thought to be £14 million.

LFC Ins: (all prices are approx. )

Degen – Free

Dossena – £7 million

Barry – £14 million

Villa – £18 million + Voronin

Quaresma – £14 million

TOTAL = 53 million + Voronin

LFC Outs: (all prices are approx. )

Carson – £5 million

Riise – £4.5 million

Alonso – £15 million

Crouch – £10.5 million

Voronin – SWAP

TOTAL = £35 million

Total spend of approximately £18 million, well within the budget Rafa has been given, which is thought to be £25 million + sales.

  FC Barcelona will swamp Samuel Eto'o straight up to Milan for Andrea Pirlo

  Liverpool FC Transfer Rumours –

Players In:

Gregory COUPET (Lyon)

Philipp DEGEN (Dortmund)

Andrea DOSSENA (Udinese)

Gareth BARRY (A Villa)

David VILLA (Valencia)

Players Out:

Charles ITANDJE (Rennes)

Scott CARSON (West Bromwich/A Villa)

Steve FINNAN (A Villa/Fulham)

John Arne RIISE (Roma)

Jermaine PENNANT (Newcastle)

Harry KEWELL (Celtic)

Peter CROUCH (Portsmouth)

Andriy VORONIN (Werder Bremen)

  Swp has signed for us (NUfc) with Crouch also to have a medical next week and lastly Dawson has agreed personal tearms with teams settling the price. We are a bigger club than Tottenham and Everton but we are not as good as them on the pitch but we will get in Europe next season.


Vladimir Weiss will be appointed as manager next week. Weiss has been recommended by Vladimir Romanov's close friend German Tkachenko. Tkachenko met Weiss when he was in charge of FC Saturn. Tkachenko's sports agency works closely with FC Saturn.

  Rangers looking to add a bit of experience to their defense with the purchases of Daniel Van Buyten from Bayern Munich and Pascal Chimbonda from Tottenham to play at right back. Look for a cheeky loan bid for Joey Barton for the season after his falling out of favour at Newcastle. Walter got some of the best years out or another wayward character in Gazza and may just get Barton back to his Manchester City best. The Kenny Miller saga continues with the cheeky blighter looking for a little more cash than Rangers originally wanted to offer, the deal should still go through. A deal for Burnley's Kyle Lafferty looks way off and the interest from the Old Firm has now attracted others with a bigger budget. Walter is still a fan of Bendtner, however so are many others one alternative could be Newcastle's Andrew Carroll, however he may not be ready for regular first team action this year. A left back and winger are also on the cards.

  Not happy about people who rekon Newcastle bigger dan Everton and Tottenham: s haha quite funnny

Eerton to sign;

–Huddlestone/Johnson £8 million

–Joaquin – done deal £11 million

–Joao Moutinho – won the race for a year long loan and £16 million buy Clause

– Johnson to go – Moyesy decided Johnson to be done with, not going to take us forward, let a smaller club like Kev Keegan andhis dillusional Magpies av him

– Davey to bring in a star forward? surprise


  Whose the moron who thinks Tottenham will swap Huddlestone and Lennon + £6 million for the totally useless Anton Ferdinand? Get real.

Last week Kelloggs were giving away a free Anton Ferdinand inside every packet of Cornflakes.

Real rumour is that Everton may be interested in Huddlestone for around 5 or 6 Million.

  As a freelance sports journalist I travel throughout Europe to find what ever story I can. Lately I have been working in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. The rumours I am posting are the most talked about throughout Europe and with good links with Spanish and Dutch Journalist's I have been able to gather some extra information on the most talked about rumours.

First of all is Ronaldo. The package that was saw on Sky Sports Rumours was sent by Cristiano's accountant and in it was believed to be information about property in the Spanish Capital.

Next is the Gareth Barry story. Rafa Benitez has spoken to Dirk Kuyt about how Rafael Van Der Vaart feels about his future at Hamburg. The reason for this is because Benitez is going to make one more bid of £15 million for Gareth Barry on Monday and if he fails with this there will be no Barry at Anfield. Benitez has sent scouts to watch Van der Vaart and feels he would be a perfect replacement if he fails to sign Barry.

Lukas Padolski has recentley admitted that he may have to consider his position at Bayern. If he does decide to leave it would be for a fee of £15 million or over and his most likely destination would be Italy or England.

David Villa will be leaving Velencia this Summer and two clubs entered the race to sign him months ago. Both Real Madrid and Liverpool enquried about him back in Febuary and have verbally agreed with Velencia a £20 million tranfer. If any other club wants to sign him they would have to bid over £25 million for him. The only club likely to do this is FC Barcelona.

Samir Nasri has stalled on his move to Arsenal because Liverpool matched their bid of £13 million which has been accepted. Nasri has told his agent to start talks with Marseille over the transfer and when France finish their Euro campaign he will talk with both clubs.

  Firstly, for the Championship manager gamers, before setting off on your wish/B lists, find out what has been confirmed for definite.

The keeper Rame has declined Liverpool as he will be playing Champions League football with his club.

One person said Barry would sign for Liverpool for 14 million, well how do you make that out as AVfc reportly rejected a £15 million or a £15 million + an extra 3 in add ons bid from Liverpool depending on the source.

Benzema to United, did he not say he wanted to stay with Lyon for another year and then go to Spain and recently state Madrid?

Eto to Liverpool for £20 million. No chance. He's too old and moody. Why spend £20 million on him when you could put that towards VILLA.

Some claim United signed Richards weeks ago. Why the links with Arsenal.

What is the real deal with Nasri. Do Liverpool have first option.

Crouch to Rangers on loan for a year? You must be wired cause he has one year left on his contract and no way would Rafa let him out on loan to lose him for nothing next season.

Liverpool will sign 2 Wingers and one forward. End of discussion. These may be Milner and the other less than £10 million average players out there, but no way is Barry worth £20 million if Alonso is only worth £16 million.

Ronaldo will not sign for Madrid, he's only trying to line his pockets with UNITED by refusing to put an end to the speculation (My opinion)

  I stated a few weeks ago that Dos Santos would sign for Tottenham before the European Championships and and also that Gardner would be a target for both Stoke City and Hull City. I do not post all the time and attempt to rubbish other rumours, I post what I am told by my source when he tells me. I do not provide lists of Ins and Outs as we all know nothing is cast in stone. this is football.

Further to this, I have been informed that Tottenham are planning major swoops before the beginning of next season and that Berbatov is being discussed with both Real and FC Barcelona with a view to deals involving player + £££m's. The players that Ramos has earmarked from these clubs are Rafael Marquez (FC Barcelona) and de la Red Gutierrez, Guti, Saldado or Granero (Real Madrid),. Even if it becomes a cash only deal Ramos will ATTEMPT to spend the return on David Villa, although it is expected that he will choose ANY Champions League club that comes in and matches Valencia's valuation ahead of Tottenham, interested parties include both Real and FC Barcelona along with Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United although neither Arsenal or Liverpool are in a position to go above a certain amount. Failure will see Tottenham make a move for either Diego Milito or Sergio Garcia. Tottenham are prepared to go all as the board are already concerned about Spain's two top clubs both being admirers of Ramos and his character, playing style and judgement and the club wish to display that they match his personal ambition. Ramos will also continue his pursuit of Diego Capel of Sevilla and will bring in 2 goalkeepers before the end of August. I kid you not.

  Whoever said that Liverpool are going to sign Nasri is a joke. He's going to go Arsenal for £13.5 million, deal has been agreed and personal terms should be agreed in the next few days between his representatives. Only Atletico Madrid are rivaling Arsenal for his signature. But Arsenal are in the driving seat. Arsenal will tempt Valencia with an offer of £20 million for David Villa. Ben Arfa remains a target (£13 million). Yaya Toure or chantome of Paris St. Germain will come in (£8 million).

no. 1 arsenal fan. c'mon arsenal.

  Good day. I from Germany, please excuse bad speak. Aston Villa of the England have bidded £12 million euro for the transfer of registration of Ivan Rakitic from Schalke 04. Sorry for bad English agains.

  Arsenal are about to snap up another of the worlds top young talents with a move for Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund). He will join Aaron Ramsey and Samir Nasri at the Emirates.

Hleb will move to FC Barcelona in a deal that will bring Yaya Toure + £5 million to Arsenal. Justin Hoyte will also leave with his destination being Aston Villa for a fee of around £3.5 million.

Arsene Wenger has also asked about the availability of Mario Balotelli (Inter).

  Do not need my e–mail or name, will repeat, Celtic will announce the signing of AC Milan Midfielder Clarence Seedorf t the end of June Beginging of July fact.

  After talks with Dave Allen stalled the multi million pound consortium fronted by geoff sheard have turned their attention to Newcastle.

  Celtic transfers

I have heard via a BBC Euro 2008 contact that Craig Brewster is in discussions to replace Gordon Strachan at Paradise. Strachan is being lined up for the Blackburn job and is at the head of the short list. He has been promised a bigger transfer kitty at Ewood and the lure of the Premier League is too much. Brewster has very good contacts from his time in Greece and will be bringing in samaras + two or three Greek current internationals. Brewster is very highly respected throughout the footballing world. He is also lining up Sotia Kyrigios, yet another player crossing the Old Firm Divide. Brewster will also bring his own back room team and will despense with the services of Neil Lennon and the newly appointed Chris McCart. He will be approaching the job in a more continental fashion and is hopeful of bringing Henrik Larsson back as player/coach. remember where.

  Sheff Wednesdays long drawn out take over will be completed by the end of next week with geoff sheards swiss and German comsortium taking control, the owls estimated £28 million pound depts to be cleared and with a buget of £10 million to get the owls promoted this coming season to get the owls back to the Premiership, Chelsea no. 2 Steve clark is a strong favarite to replace brain laws

  Liverpool have submitted a bid for Inter midfielder Dejan Stankovic, with Manchester City also chaseing him.

  Why do Tottenham fans think Eto'o will join them when he said he does not want to join a mid–table team?

"Tottenham, and I hope the English fans will forgive me, are a club in mid–table and I need more, " Eto'o told CRTV.

  To all these Everton fans who think Newcastle are not a big club, your not even a big club your in the shadow of Liverpool at least we are the dominant team of the north east. so stop posting utter rubbish about how big you are.

now onto the rumours.


Given £3.5 million Arsenal

Ameobi £2.5 million Ipswich/Norwich

Duff £4 million Sunderland/Blackburn

David edgar – loan to championship

andy Carroll – to Derby/Charlton unknow fee


Arda £9 million

Alan Mcgregor £6 million

Nicky shorey £3.5 million

seb larrson £4.3 million

expect a few audicaious bids. King kev will pull off something good.

_________ footballs coming back to tyneside________

  Expect a mass clearout at Tottenham this Summer as Ramos starts a new revolution at White Hart Lane.

leaving will be:

Chimbonda – Aston Villa £3 million

(sadly) Berbatov – FC Barcelona £28 million

Robinson – Middlesbrough £4 million

YP Lee – PSV £2 million

Kaboul – Portsmouth £4 million

Jenas – Portsmouth £6 million

Bent – Sunderland £10 million

Total income: – £57 million

And arriving at the club:

Modric – Dinamo Zagreb £16.5 million

Geovani Dos Santos – FC Barcelona £4.7 million

Bostock – Palace £3 million

Bentley – Blackburn £14 million

Capel – Sevilla £12 million

Podolski – Bayern £11 million

Villa – Valencia £25 million

Gomes – PSV £9 million

Total expenditure: – £95.2 million

Expect Tottenham to challenge for at least third place in the Premier League next season COYS

  Hull City could sign David Healy, Marcus Bent and Nolberto Solano

  OK, lets sort some things out.

Newcastle are not a big club at the moment, bottom half finishes in 3 out of a possible four seasons is poor, this club is no longer what it was. However, if Keegan is given a chance and some money to spend he will bring in 'unknown talent' to Newcastle. All of Newcastles critics are correct by saying no major signings, but we all know Keegan is capable of building a top 6 team.

This Summer buys:

Giles Barnes (£4 million) Derby

Pennant (Swap deal) Liverpool

Arda Turan (£9 million) Galatasaray

Nikola Zigic (£6 million) Valencia

Jonny Evans (£5 million) Man U

Leaving will be:

Emre (£8 million) Fenerbache

Duff (£3 million) Sunderland, the Hammers or Everton

Milner (£7 million + Pennant) Liverpool

Rozehnal (£2.9 million) Lazio

Cacapa (£1 million) PSG

Total spent: £24 million

Total sold: £21.9 million

Net spent: £2.1 million

This will please Mike Ashley and will keep Keegan his job

  My mate works for the company that print all the LFC Premier League shirts. Hes just got the list of players to print 38 shirts each for.

Included in these names were Barry, Quaresma (Has just announced he's signed for a big club.), Lahm and Villa. Also along with Degen, dossena, Plessis and Insua which means they will be brought up to the first team. No suprises that Crouch and Riise were not on the list. Neither was Finnan.

  Hull will make these changes during the Summer:


Justin Hoyte (Arsenal–loan)

Stephane Henchoz (Blackburn–free)

Danny Gabbidon (the Hammers–£2 million)

Phillippe Christanval (Fulham–free)


Michael Bridges (Released)

Nathan Doyle (Loan)

Nicky Featherstone (Loan)

Stuart Elliott (Doncaster–free)

Matt Plummer (Loan)

  big news.

Quaresma has just told the press he's signed for a big club, this club is Liverpool. HE will be playing right wing next season. He arrives alonside Villa and also Ronaldinho. Alonso and Pennant will leave along with Crouchy. Our strike force next year will be incredible.

The owners have finally decided to pump some money in to Liverpool as they are desperate to see some return on popularity issues. They have had a lot of success in America recently so expect an over £70 million spending spree for Rafa as soon as the Euros are over. we are also looking at lahm.

Trust me, I have contacts.


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