Football Rumours Archive July 16 2006


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I have been told that Ibrahimovich has agreed terms with Inter 100% true. Barca and Real will snap up most of the players available. LFC have offered 10M for Alves but Seville wll not take less than 11.5M. The deal will be done by next week as Rafa has the funds from Barragan sale. Money is tight but only until takeover in August. Huntelaar is also being lined up with Kromkamp going the other way. David Villa is first choice but deal looks 50-50. Rafa will make a bid for Zambrotta on Monday.

After the relegation of Lazio, Juventus and Fiorentina and the points of Milan these following transfers will occur:

Canavaro-Juv to R Madrid (8 mil)

Buffon-Juv to Man Utd (20mil)

Zambrotta-Juv to Barcelona (6mil)

Emerson- Juv to R Madrid (4mil)

Trezguet- Juv-to B Munich (10mil)

Thuram-Juv to Tottenham-(1m)

Vieria-Juv to Valencia-(15mil)

Toni-Fiorentina to Newcastle Utd (12mil)

S Inzaghi-Lazio to PSG (free)

Di Canio-Lazio to Udinese (free)

Gattuso-AC Milan to Man Utd (15mil)

Pirlo-Ac Milan to R Madrid (11mil)

Nesta- Ac Milan to R Madrid (13mil)

Inzaghi-Ac Milan to Inter (3mil)

Jankulovski- Ac Milan to Udinese (3mil)

Sir Alex Ferguson now wants to sign £12 million Jermain Defoe to replace the outgoing Ruud Van Nistelrooy. He will add to his squad by also signing his £14 million team-mate, Michael Carrick. Expect to see more of Vidic and Park next season. Ferguson may also make bids for Gatusso and Pirlo but don't expect both to come. Torres is looking unlikely with Ferguson favouring Defoe who wouldn't expect a first team start every week which would allow him to rotate Saha and Defoe. It seems as though Ronaldo will stay. If he leaves - expect a bid for Simao or Ribery. Ferguson also wants to give Rossi some chance next season

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David Trezeguet is a £6 million target for French Champions, Lyon. Houllier is to let Govou leave, with Fulham being favourite to land the Frenchman.


Sir Alex Ferguson is set to dump Louis Saha, and will sign Fernando Torres AND Jermain Defoe to play up front. United are also close to deals for Kuzchack and Carrick, whilst Mahamadou Diarra looks very likely to join them after falling out with Lyon manager Gerard Houllier. If this deal fails, expect United to sign Mascherano as their new defensive midfielder. Franck Ribery is still a possibility if Ronaldo goes, which is expected. Ronaldo is believed to prefer Barcelona.

Liverpool will sign david villa 4 15mil and huntleaar will not be goin 2 anfield,they will sign cameronasi and del pierio as juve r gettin relagated, Djimi Troare will join WBA for 1mill

Everton to sell Kilbane (£2m), Davies (£1.8m), Naysmith (£600k) and Wright (£1m) in order to raise transfer funds.

They will then sign Andy Reid (£2m), Steve Sidwell (£3m) and Petrov (£2m) aswell as possibly Maniche on a free.

Everton next season-

GK- Howard, Ruddy, Turner

RB- Hibbert, Pistone

LB- Valente, Boyle

CB- Yobo, Lescott, Weir, Syubbs, Hughes

RM- Osman, Arteta, Van Der Meyde

LM- Reid, Arteta, Van Der Meyde

CM- Neville, Cahill, Arteta, Sidwell, Petrov , Carsley, Maniche?

CF- Baettie, Johnson, Anichebe, McFadden, Vaughan

All u MUFC fans

RVN will be sold to real madrid for £13 million and united will use that money to by fernando torres

ronaldo will only be sold for £25 million and SAF will go out and but jouqin.

can i just say that podolski has signed for bayern not chelsea. united to buy pirlo and gattuso with a £26m bid.

Major new chelski news!!!

I have my sources (the catering staff)that mr abramovich recently ordered an ornate 4 course meal for him and guest. Who was the lucky visitor: none other than world cup young player award winner master podolski!!!


podolski has only just signed for Bayern Munich!

united to attempt to sign Torres now RvN is leaving, also expect a bid for Gattuso to add muscle to the United midfield. If Gattuso is a no-go then expect a £12m bid for Mascherano.

LFC - Rumour Control:

Having signed Auerlio (free) Paletta (£2M) Gonzalez (Loan return) and Bellamy (£6M) Rafa Benitez wants to bring in 3 or 4 more players.

The deal for Daniel Alves appears to have been ruled out as each time Liverpool meet the valuation, Sevilla add another £2M or so. Rafa's not going to be held for ransom. Jermaine Pennant also looks unlikely as Rafa values him at about £3.5M but his club want double that.

It is clear that Rafa would like to sign Alves and Kuyt, but he doesn't have the funds to bring in both and with Sevilla talking themselves out of a deal, Kuyt should become the main target.

Bellamy will wear the no.17 shirt, which, with Cisse leaving, still leaves the no.9 vacant. Clearly another striker is on the shopping list.

If David Villa signs, it will be the first time I can remember that we've been after a player all summer and it has never been mentioned in the Echo once. To me that says it wont happen, but I wont be complaining if I'm wrong!

Rafa has said he has limited funds and will have to be imaginative to fill both the striking berth and bring in a wide right player. Expect a loan/free move for Camoranese from Juventus.

hearts news

hearts will sign 4 new players this week.ivanauskas said yesterday hearts would sign 2 player that played in the world cup and the play with europen is a defender the other is midfelder they will replace webstar and rudi skacle who will both join southampton.the defender is czech republic defender tomas ujfalusi who has just been relegated to siera b with fiorentina. hearts will also sing ahn and giorgi popkhadze who has impressed on trial.

Ashley Cole is basicaly a Chelsea player he just hasn'nt signed a contract yet .Cant wait.Gutted gonners.

Velasco right defender from Atletico Madrid is close to move to Bolton Wanderers.





Arsenal news-

They have signed 2 Javiers: Saviola and Mascherano.

also very close to signing curtis davies and buffon, who have been in talks with the club. after asley cole's attack on arsenal i see him leaving, probably to chelsea, just to be spiteful!


Reading will sign Juventus' Uruguuayan striker Marcelo Zalayeta on a free transfer and Croatian midfielder Niko Kranjcar for £4m


Reading will sign John Mensah and Dean Whitehead next week, having called a press conference on Thursday.

Steve Sidwell has told Reading to pay him £25,000 a week, otherwise he will leave on a free transfer next summer.

Curtis Osano and Jonny Hayes both look set to leave on loan, to Aldershot and Cambridge.

The Royals are also looking to sign Gary Hooper on a free transfer.

MAN U NEWS##################

RVN TO Real madrid £13.2million, to be replaced by jermaine defoe, fergies been after him since his days a west ham. expect the deal done by the 21/07.

Aldo duscher is also a target and this could also be done by mnth end. Gattuso to stay in milan and pirlo is a non starter. vieira, carrick, makoena of orlando pirates is a real find and a possiblity but expect spending big this summer.....come on fergie bring some top names in pal!!!!!!!!!

to the person who says that Celtic are talking to Hearts about Webster and Skacel, get your facts straight. Vlad Romanov will not sell any player to either half of the Old Firm. He has stated this to the entire squad and will not sign any player without making them aware that the club does not sell players to the olf firm.

Skacel will be unveiled by Southampton next week and Andy Webster has a number of options with PSV keen. It looks like he is most likely to end up at Paul Jewells Wigan.

One of the World cup players that will be joining Hearts is Ghanas Derek Boatang from AEK in Sweden with a fee in the region of £2 million which will smash Hearts record fee.

Hearts will also sign a defender who has yet to be revealed.

manchester united are set to sign riquelme from villareal 12million. ruud van nistlerooy out to byern in a swap deal for englands new hero hargreaves!

chris eagles set to make a permenent switch to watford, and united are keeping tabs on young player from the south siad to better that van basten.

John Mensah (4mill) or Calum Davenport (1.5 mill) plus left back competition for shorey by buying jamie clapham from birmingham for 1m. Also sidwell defintely goin to charlton for 2m plus holland and amdy faye or dean whitehaed to bolster mideifeld. To improve the strikeforce either nathan ellington, mikael forssell, izale mcleod or darren huckerby offers to made this week.

I know it won't alter anything...but the reports coming out of Man Utd on whom they are going after is disturbing. Utd in for defoe at 15mm while the better player Toni is who Spurs are after...and for less. Utd in for Carrick for 14mm while Spurs get their man for 7mm. I never thought I would say this...I have supported him since he arrived...but if we go in for these oddballs...I'm off.

The following transfers could happen before the end of August. (Remember these are only rumours.)

Ahmed Mido - Blackburn, Danield Alves - Liverpool, Tomas Ujfalusi - Fulham, Sydney Govou - Fulham, Lilian Thuram - Tottenham, Robert Huth - Portsmouth, Patrick Vieira - Roma, David Trezaguet - Lyon, Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Liverpool, Mauro Camorenasi - Liverpool, Jonathan Zebina - Roma, David Villa - Liverpool, Hatem Trabelsi - Liverpool, Javier Saviola - Arsenal, Luca Toni - Tottenham/Arsenal.

Thanks Joe Musker.

Spurs are to put in a £5 million offer for Czech star, Pavel Nedved from Juventus. Martin Jol also wants to bring in Pascal Chimbonda, Wayne Bridge and Luca Toni to complete his summer signings. Michael Carrick and Jermain Defoe are heading for Man U whilst Rossi could be coming to White Hart Lane on loan.






Manchester United fc!!


















hearts news

hearts will sign 2 players who played in the world cup one will be south korea stricker ahn and the other tomas ujfalusi form czech republic as he has been relegated wi fiorentina

I was talking to Bryan Robson's mum in Chester-le-Street who told me that Kelvin Davies will be signing by the end of the week for £2m.

ok i am sick and tierd off all the lies on this site i am a manutd fan and i could wrtie on here dat man utd will sign buffon henry ronaldinho kaka and other world class players but will it happen no chance.

These are the players wich are likley to join clubs







this is all because of juve going down










Joey Barton will not be signing for Everton as his cousin told me he doesn't want to sign for them and he is very likely to stay at Manchester City!

Adam T


Manchester United have been linked with a move to Tottenham's Jermain Defoe, but Fernando Torres remains the most likely replacement for Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Van Nistelrooy is certain to quit Old Trafford this summer with Real Madrid the favourites to land the Dutchman despite a raft of interest.

Sir Alex Ferguson knows he will have to bring in a replacement and Atletic Madrid striker Torres is top of the shopping-list with a £25million deal close to being finalised.

The powerful 22-year-old excelled at the World Cup and Atletico are ready to cash with United leading the race.

Ferguson has drawn up a list of alternatives should Torres opt to remain in Spain, and Defoe is top of the list with reports claiming a £12million bid may be enough to tempt Tottenham into parting with the striker.

However Torres is still the top target and United are confident that can clinch a deal for the talented hitman.

Arsenal- let's get it straight. the club are not in the market for a striker or a winger, so that rules out saviola, torres, ribery etc. they have 4 or 5 wingers allready and wenger sees it as pointless to buy another striker as he intends to use the 4-5-1 formation in the champions league again this year, should they qualify. Rosicky can be used as a winger or a second,deep lying berkamp-type striker, as can hleb-both players match the criteria for the european 4-5-1 formation perfectly. Arsenal will oviously be looking to replace sol campbell, either with thuram or curtis davies . And for a powerful midfielder whilst diaby is injured- they may buy toure or just use lauren in his former defensive midfield position until january. Arsenal squad 2006/2007:




Cole/ clichy.

Gilberto/ Lauren/ Diaby (injured)




van persie/henry/adebayor/aliadiere/walcott (rosicky/hleb in europe)

If there is a need for a striker in january, adebayor could be sold and arsenal may be forced to spend big on a top-class target man. Gilbert could aslo be sent out on loan, when diaby returns-sending lauren back to right-back.

Man Utd's transfer targets have now become common knowledge. Defnsive targets are Rafiniha of Stuttgart. Then Midfield targets are Carrick, Senna, Gattuso, Hagreaves and Pirlo. Carrick is almost definately joining now. The other position will be filled by one of the other four midfield players. highest on the list are the two Ac Milan players Pirlo and Gattuso, the latter being the cheaper option. Hargreaves is a possibility but only if he is able to be part of a player exchange with Van Nistelrooy. Senna is unlikely as Villereal are unwilling to sell. In attack after Van Nistelrooy's departure either Klose or Torres are most likely to be signed. An unlikely but possible transfer could be that of Jermain Defoe.

buffon has been offered to arsenal on a deal including the debt owed from vieiras transfer. this was sensationally revealed in turin on the night of the verfict. im not lying i swear, buffon will be wearing the number 13 next season as lehmann will not be leaving, he will soon be retiring and is still classed highly in wengers plans, fran merida is signing once he turns 16, nuri sahin has already had a 8mill bid rejected from arsenal so all of you sayin a 3m offer will be accepted are potty, be bak later jordan

...................ARSENAL NEWS.................

Firstly to all the man utd fans out who expect to sign Torres,Diarra and Macherano for 20+mil, where the hell is the money coming from.SAF IS NOT STUPID AND WILL NOT BLOW HIS TRANSFER KITTY,he will probably speard it out and SETTLE for players like Carrick,Nolan and Defoe.Now to Arsenal,Wenger wants a CB,CM AND CF.He has 42mil in which to do so.The CB that tops Wenger's list is Chivu,Davies is second in line and if Wenger cannot secure either one he will bring Thuram as a short term replacement.As for CM,we have all but secured him for a fee of 15mil,Mascherano and he will be unveiled on the 29th of July.Wenger is keen on Zlatan and could secure him for 7mil+PV debt,Saviola was a target but Wenger has since changed his mind.We will move for Buffon only if we get 20mil for Cole.We may then move for Zambrotta though this is unlikely as Wenger believes in Clichy.Franck Ribery will be signed as Wenger will look to adopt a 4-3-3 formation.

................Buffon(12 mil)....................


.................Mascherano ....Fabregas.........Rosicky...................



Total ins





TOTAL 49mil

Players out

Cole(20mil)to Real or Chelski

Ljunberg(6mil)to Lyon be taken seriously........

I hav been at Bath University all week and the sunderland team were there for pre-season training and a match against local side forest green rovers and i overheard dean whitehead saying he was hoping hed have a better season in the premiership next season once his moved was tied up with Watford.... Dean Whitehead was arguably sunderlands best player last season....


I'm MAX. W. M and i work 4 Powerade UK! I was recently tipped off that Jermaine Defoe was seen talkin 2 ARSENAL Vice Chairman David Dein therefore increasing the liklyhood of a £7 million move to The Emirates Stadium!!!!!

Victor Anichebe is hoping to seal a loan move away from Everton to gain week in week out first team football. The French footballer, aged just 18, is extremely highly rated and could be playing for either Luton Town or QPR in the Premiership next season. David Moyes is keen to hold on to his young talent for the forthcoming season.


Expect newly promoted Watford to launch a bid for free scoring Preston north end striker David Nugent also expect a sneaky loan bid for Harry Kewell and a 3 million bid for Zoltan Gera also a 1.5 million bid for Hibernian midfielder Scott Brown 85% true

Zalyeta to trade in his black and white stripes of Juve for the black and white stipes of the TOON!


Now that the world cup is over the transfer market is going to blossom, what makes it great is that Juve, Lazio and Fiorentina have been relegated and along with Milan they are also out of the CL.(interesting)

Arsene Wenger has been planing a new look and a big clear out, like Chelsea he wants 2 quality players in each position. By August expect to see a totally different Arsenal team than what it is now...

Arsene's wish list:

1. Buffon

2. Nesta (wants to play CL - last chance maybe?)

3. Davis

4. Nuri Sahin

5. Hargreaves (to take over Gilberto in coming years)

6. Lahm (depending on Cole)

Arsenal will play a very unique style of play to fit most the midfield in the first 11.








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subs: I'll let you decide... But do wait until August for that, because Emirates ride has only just begun...

(NaSiR) Break that code!

Now that Van Nistelrooy is set to leave, Torres will join United.

As we all know pompey have a huge budget this summer. First, forget about sol campbell but expect matty upson and david dunn to sign on from birmingham. Djimi traore will be signed on loan and bobby zamora on a permanent basis. Zolten Gera is interesting harry as is the unsettled joey barton!!

i have news about the RVN situation. RVN WILL be sold, to which club it is still not known, but i believe the eventual replacement will indeed be none other that LUCA TONI!!! u heard it here first

L'pool fans, expect a busy end to the season. Rafa is desperate to sign Ibrahimovic but only on loan with a view to a permanent deal. If this dosent go through then he will go to inter. Rafa will also send daniel agger, scott carson and djimi traore out on loan but only to prem clubs. Collins john is also a shock target. He will only cost 2 mill and will be more than delighted to play back up. Mark Viduka and mikal forssel are also in the running for this position. Alves deal is done as pongolle will be part of it (maybe on loan) and pool will play them in a friendly.

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