Football Rumours Archive April 16 2008


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Michael Owen will not be moving anywhere as he knows he is wanted a lot more by keegan than any other manager and necastle will pay him a lot more money for his wages than any other club outside the top 4 as Everton ManChester City and the Hammers do not have the amount of money as Newcastle do. Newcastle also pay him 100,000 now imagine what Ashley will pay to keep him (exactly).

Newcastle also to spend fairly big in the Summer with 2 midfielders and two defenders:

Arshavin (15–18 million)

Carrick (10 million)

Miguel Veloso (13 million)

Brown (free)

Krul (Back From Loan)


Duff (Sunderland–6 million)

N'Zogbia (Tottenham–10 million)

Ameobi (Stoke–2.5 million)

Carr (Norwich–500 k)

Ramage (Norwich–500 k)

Smith (Birmingham–4 million)

  Joining the Liverpool team will be:

Luka Modric (15 million)

Valon Behrami (7 million)

Philip Lahm (12 million)

Dani Aquino (5 million)

Santiago Canizares (1 million)

Leaving will be:

Harry Kewell (free)

Andrey Voronin (1 million)

John Arne Riise (5 million)

Scott Carson (7 million)

Charles Itjande (3 million)

Jermaine Pennant (6 million) )

  Likely Arsenal signings: A goalkeeper – either Guzan or Kameni; a veteran right back (not necessarily starter calibre) ; a good center back – Felipe Baloy and Vincent Kompany are the top two candidates. A pacy left winger – Hatem Ben Arfa and Jeremy Menez are the top two candidates (this will be the one big money signing Arsene talks about). And finally a good forward until Eduardo recovers – Niang of Marseille is likely. Huntelaar is not coming to Arsenal. He and Bendnter are too much alike, and in a few years Bendtner will be just as good

  Just a few rumours I eard floatin round



Benzema (20–25 million or Saha + 5–10 million would ave been ben arfa aswell but they do not lyk each uver)

or Klaas Jan Huntelaar (20–25 million)

Giovanni dos Santos (15–20 million)

(Phillip Lahm (maybe, if so 10–15 million)

also 16 year old twin brotherz Fabio (lb) and Raefael (rb) will finally join up with Man United at the end of this season from Fluminse after being singed on a precontract when they were both just 13

Aaron Ramsey (5–10 million probably be loaned back to Cardiff then)

Joua Moutino (15–20 million)

Vicent Kompany (10–15 million)


Wes Brown (Newcastle free trasfer out of contract)

Saha (swap with Benzema to Lyon)

Daren Fletcher (5–6 million to Sunderland)

Gerad Pique (maybe, to FC Barcelona free transfer)



Rafinha (10–15 million)

David Villa (30–35 million)

Phillip Lahm (10–15 million)

Ricardo Quesmara (20–25 million)

Sammi Nasri (15–20 million)

Ashley Young (10–15 million)

David Bentley (5–10 million or swap with Jermain Pennant)

Gabbi Agbonglahor (10–15 million)

Diego (20–25 million)

Rafael Van Der Vaart (20–25 million)


Itandje (loan)

John arne Riise (5–10 million to Aston Villa)

Steve Finnan (3–5 million)

Jermain Pennant (swap 4 Bentley)

Yossi Benayoun (loan back 2 the Hammers)

Xabi Alonso (FC Barcelona 20–25 million)

Peter Crouch (7–10 million 2 pompy)



Hatem Ben Arfa (15–20 million)

Klaas Jan Huntelaar (20–25 million as he said he secretly prefers the Gunners)

Rafael Van Der Vaart (20–25 million)

Ezquail Garay (5–10 million)


Phillipe Senderos (2–5 million 2 a newly promoted club)

Johan Djourou (2–5 million 2again a newly promoted team)

Jens Lehmann (retirement, or Dortmund)

Eduardo (maybe)



Danni Alves (20–25 million)

Sergo Aguero (20–30 million)

(anyone else who cost a load)


Wayne Bridge (5–10 million 2 the Hammers or Totenham)

Didier Drogba (20–30 million 2 AC Milan)

Andriy Shevchenco (10–15 million back 2 AC Milan)

Dowler talk of the twn No7

  Rumours from VP.

Mon is looking to sign these following players.

GK. Boruc £8.5 Mil, Guzan £2.5 Mil.

RB. Sagnol £3 Mil, Nelson £7.2 Mil.

CB. Davies £10 Mil (perm), Brown (Holding tentative talks) £Free.

LB. Riise £4.9 Mil

RW. Pennant £5–7 Mil.

Attmid. Van Der Varrt (Major signing, seen as key player in the diamond midfield) £13.8 Mil

CF. Mon will try to get Podolski on Loan, If he's not available he will try for Owen. As Mon wants a 20+ Goals a season forward.

Players Leaving VP.

Gk. Sorenson £ Free, Taylor £1.2 Cardiff

CB. Mellberg £ Free (Juve).

LW. Berger £ Free (S. Prague)

CM. Barry £15.6 Mil.

  Firstly I believe that J. Hoyte will move to Aston Villa for around 2.3 mil. Eboue will then act as the second right back and only play on the wing if Arsenal have severe injuries. Either Senderos or Djourou will be sold, And also Gilberto will probaly want to leave.

Secondly coming in would be a good experienced centre back of about the calibre of Atletico Madrids pablo. A left winger will be signed most probaly Andres Guardado because deportivo have serious financal troubles and will have to accept bid. Finally I believe Arsenal will sign two youngsters, Y. sankhare of P. s. g and Henri saivet of Bordeaux.

  arsenal news

Arsenal will sign

Frey (Lehmann replacement)

Mexes Richards (Senderos Gallas replacememt)

Ben Arfa Kranjcar or Young (Squad depth)

Huntelaar Henry Zarate (Bendtner replacement and squad depth)

Wenger has got 70–100 million to spend, he is likely to use the money this transfer period.

  LFC news

Rafa has been assured by e–mail by Hicks that his position is safe and so are the Summer spending plans. He has confirmed that he has £60 million quid to spend, which is £40 million from the finance + player sales. Some deals have been done, and some are pending

Rafinha (£8 million), Bentley (£7 million + Pennant), Nasri (£9 million), Aguero (£19 million), Quaresma (£14 million)

Some of these fees are going to be offset by player sales. The following are Out:

Voronin (£3 million), Riise (£6 million), Finnan (£3 million), Alonso (£15 million), Kewell (free), Crouch (£10 million), Pennant (swap)

This means that Rafa will be spending effectively only £20 million. He will also be adding to the youngsters squad as well.

  Birmingham City





MAURO ZARATE–15 million+ £5 million–AL'SADD



  Grant Out– Laudraup in from Getafe. New Backroom Team Clarke + Zola. Drogba to Inter, Shaun Wright–Phillips to City, Sidwell out, Pizarro out, Malouda Madrid Possible Swap With Drenthe, Ballack Madrid, Ben Haim Out,

Ins Daniel Alves, David Villa, Palacios (Boca), Van der Vaart, Drenthe, Modric (Zagreb), Arshavin (Zenit), Possible Arrival of Adriano as Part of Drogba deal.

Lamps 2 Stay 4 Life. Sheva 2 Stay Under New Manager. One More Season To Prove Himself.

  To the Newcastle fan who said that n, zogbia is going to Liverpool and they would replace us for fourth. Wrong on both counts n, zogbia is going to Tottenham Riise is going to Newcastle but Liverpool signings are as follows luca modric, boswinga, Bentley, lahm and a No. 10 Rafa has three in mind but depends on cost my suspicion is it will be 1 kun aguero 2 Diego 3 aimar it is Arsenal and Chelsea fighting for fourth place watch and see

  No big news from Anfield today, (apart from the ongoing boardroom saga), however the newest rumour

floating around is of a possible triangular tranfer move, involving 2 Premier League players and

1 Serie A star.

It begins with the Italian giants AC Milan moving for Didier Dogba in the Summer. This move will not

leave a gap in Chelsea as they consider Anelka adequate cover. The arrival of Drogba and Ronaldinhos imminent transfer will push a few regulars out of the frame at Milan. Most notabley Andrea Pirlo who has been linked with Liverpool for a few weeks now. Paving the way then for Alonso to make a shock move to Chelsea of all clubs. Abramovich, not Grant, is an admirer of the Spaniard, coupled with his bad form this year for Liverpool?, stranger things have happened.

Not sure of the strength of these claims, although it's an interesting proposition. Suffice to say

Liverpool fans would be sad to see him go.


  Everton are a team on the up

with David Moyes at the helm I would expect to see a number of changes to get to the next level E. g. Champions League football even if that means getting rid of some players not up to scratch.

expect to see arriving:

Arshavin–8 million (zenit)

pienaar permanent and fernades if he plays like he has done

m. bradley–4 million (Herenveen)

Sulejmani–6 million rising star (Herenveen)

kallstrom–7–mil (lyon)

ramsey–4 million (Cardiff)

ebbanks–blake–2 million (Wolves)

any young RB (2–6 mil)

to sell



  Nicklas Bendtner was at the WIGAN vs CHELSEA game, sitting with Steve Bruce's daughter. Could a possible move be on the cards, as he was on loan at Birmingham with bruce when he was in great form last season? 4–6 million should be enough.

Also heard a lot of rumours about Luka Modric keen about a move to Anfield, do not expect Rafa to make too many signings in the Summer, as he usually goes for numbers ahead of quality, but that will change. Bentley–who had a long talk with Rafa after the game on Sunday will come in exchange for possibly Kewell maybe Pennant + £5 million. Modric–15 million should be enough to bring the star man to Lfc. Rafinha– Done deal.

If one of these transfers fail then instaed of Bentley expect Lennon, Queresma–5–6 M.

Also heard rumours that Aguero could be coming but I am not so sure. along with Heinze or lahm. these are less likely, but isuppose maybe one deal of them could go through

  Man United is not yet decided about the new signing. some players under watchful eyes are veloso, moutinho, hutelaar, Saviola, boswinga (only if he is priced under 10 m pound, unlikely). manu did try their hands with jovetic but was unsuccessful. surely no Berbatov no benzema. there might be couple of very player joining United. if manu wins both EPL and cl then they might spend more than planned.

  MANCHESTER UNITED INs–BENZEMA TRADE WITH SAHA + 5 million GOIN TO LyON, DANIEL ALVEZ COULD COME IN FOR ABOUT 16 million EUROES (IF WES BROWN LEAVES), OR MAYBE PHILLIP Lamb for £11 million euroes, Huntellaar could also come for about15–20 million euroes.


manchester united da best

  Rafa Benitez is apparentley going to sign Gareth Barry or David Bentley when the transfer window opens. Micheal Johnson may also be bought if Danny Guthrie leaves. If so Crouch will go to Manchester City in exchange.

Thanks for Reading. = ) S10

  Arsenal Ins–

Ryan Donk

Charles N'Zogbia

Albert Adomah


Kevin Etutu

  Newcastle fans who are saying about Henry forming a 'formiddable partnership' with Owen, I have something to say to you. Are you forgetting about all the good deeds Obafemi Martins has done for us? He is where the only true quality football at Newcastle is going to start. Owen is very good as we all know but he is nearly 29, Martins is 22 and full of pace, skill, power and a sublime finish. Stop dreaming as it is the mistake we all made with Allardyce. Owen, Martins and Viduka is the way forward, no forwards will be signed. Instead this will happen:

Outgoing players:

Rozehnal (£3 million) Marseilles

Cacapa (£1 million) Nantes

N'Zogbia (Part exchange) Tottenham

Ameobi (£3 million) Stoke

Incoming players:

Metzelder (£8 million) Real Madrid

Aaron (£5 million + clauses) Valencia

Hyypia (£1.5 million) Liverpool

Aaron Lennon (£2 million + N'Zogbia) Tottenham

Miguel Veloso (£10 million) Sporting Lisbon

Youngsters include:

Scott Sinclair (£6 million) Chelsea

Breno (£500 k) Sao Paolo

Henri Saivet (£100 k) Bordeaux

Sotiris Ninis (£1.9 million) Panionios

Dean Bouzanis (£500 k) Liverpool

  Summer signings

Arsenal– David Bentley

Aston villa– Jon Arne Riise

Birmingham– Mauro Zarate


Bolton– Toto Tamuz

Chelsea– Philip Lahm

Derby– Aaron McLean

Everton– Steven Pienaar

Fulham– Michael Kightley

Liverpool– Rafinha

Manchester City– Shaun Wright–Phillips

Man United– Karim Benzema


Newcastle– Michael Mifsud

Portsmouth–Artur Borac

Reading– Kevin Phillips

Sunderland– Aidan McGeady

Tottenham– Steve Sidwell

the Hammers– John Engledow

Wigan– Sami Hyypia

  Liverpool are looking at the ex YU area for the

2–3 players.

1. Luca Modric (MF Croatian) Dinamo Zagreb

2. Valon Behrami (RB/RF Kosovar Albanian) Lazio Roma.

3. Left Back (Serbian) Plays in Russia (I do not have the name).

LFC representatives were in Zagreb last week, they are willing to pay "only" aroud £16 million Euro's for Modric ( 10 Mil P).

More to come After EURO 2008, as both of these players are going to be part of EURO 2008.

L. Modric with Croatia and V. Behrami with Suisse.

– Doc–

  Michael Johnson from Manchester City to Liverpool. 100 percent MB

  To the guy posting the rumour of Dwight Yorke going to Grimsby. you could not be further from the truth. The man himself has confirmed to those of us working at the club's training ground that he is going back to Oz this Summer. the deal has been signed, and he has said his goodbyes to staff.

  Burnley Rumours

With a new investor set to give £20 million for the redevelopment and £20 for new players here what Owen Coyle has asked for.


Brian Jensen

Gabor Kiraly

Graham Alexander

Stephen Jordan

Stephen Caldwell

James O'Connor

John Spicer

Alan Mahon

Robbie Blake

Steve Jones

Ade Akinbiyi

total income 3 mill


Martin Paterson 500 k

Nathan Dyer 1 mill

Kevin Lisbie 300 k

Danny Simpson (season loan)

Chris Eagles 1.5 mill

Danny Welbeck (season loan)

Ryan Baldacchino free

Riordan 350 k

also two new goalkeepers and up to four defender will come in the their is a lot of names in the hat but nothing definite

  First of all DIC will make a new bid to buy LFC in May. This will be excepted by both Tom and George (Dumb and Dumber) as they will be getting a 60 million pound profit for doing nothing.

DIC to give Benitez a new three year deal and 100 million to spend on new players and youth developent over the three years. DIC are keen about the long term plans and want to improve development and bring more English players through the academy and into the first team.

Benitez will only make four signings in the Summer – most likely targets are:

Forward – Owen, Keane, Aguaro, Villa

Midfield – Silva, Michael Johnson, Bentley, Aimar

Defence – Rafinha, Bale, Lahm

Out will be:

Kewell, Riise or Aurelio, Pennant, Crouch, Voronin

Expect to see the following reserves make it into the first team aswell, mainly – Nemeth, Anderson, Hobbs, Plessis, Insua

  The press this week picked up on sir Alex Ferguson saying he wants to strengthen an area of the team well I can tell you he will be trying to sign either Huntelaar or Benzema but faces a battle over the two from Spanish and Italian clubs the rumour is he will unload Saha + cash with Lyon for Benzema but if that cannot be done he will go for second choice which is Huntelaar but Saha is definitely on his way out of O T injuries have cost him and the Man United staff have had enough and want a reliable forward also Rossi will return and challange for places and United will have the four forwards that they need Rooney Tevez Rossi Benzema or Huntelaar. You heared it here first.


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