Football Rumours Archive August 17 2007


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Glasgow Rangers Rumour. If Rangers are to qualify to the group stages of the Champions League (which they look set to do) they have already enquired about Gattuso and Milan have agreed a fee of £6 million. This would add everything to Rangers' midfield. Next the remaining £4 million will be spent on a new forward. Bojan from FC Barcelona is very likely to come for that small price tag for a 17 year old.

  Ok for a start £4 million for Taylor. £10 million would not make Newcastle think. Read the news. Everyone rates the lad. He has every chance of a call up to the England squad. He is the future of the club. Crazy. £10 million and Neville would not do it, man.

Chelsea may have been left wanting with Sevilla offering Alves to Real for the return of the Beast, Baptista, and Cicinho + cash. Tho the figures seem a little fantastic right now it would mean that Chelsea would have to shell out in excess of £30 million. Ouch.

  Nick montgomery to deby £900 k. ALso mad mac may pick Kevin Davies

  Allardyce to risk one more defensive signing after Faye and Belletti and this is to be Mario 'the king' Yepes. He is to risk Enrique, N'Zogbia and Ramage/Huntingdon at left back and Carr, Geremi, Ramage and Belletti at rightback until the New Year. Yepes is to be made available for around £1.5 million. A very experienced player who scores a lot from set pieces. Defensive midfield is well covered so the addition of someone creative looks to be on the books.

  Ian Dowie will make his last signings next week with the arrival of

David thompson and Paul Dickov

and leaving the club will be

Wayne andrews




  Everton will sign manny Fernandez for £5 million for a 50 percent ownership. watch him prove his worth. Mido will sign for Middlesbrough paving the way to join up with eagle teamates Joseph yobo and victor anichebe for Yakubu in a £10.5 million deal. Neville will never leave Everton he's captain and way to important to Moyes.4 million is a ridiculous offer if it does happen. Leon Osman 2 shine this season aswell as atrteta. another thing was if Man United spent 18 m on Carrick £17 million on Hargreaves surely Arteta must be worth £20 million. i cannot stress how much this kids worth he's quality he can pass shot and beat men. his takliung could be better but he never stops running even in his sleep.

  Jason dodd Southampton F. c through and through and recently been installed as first team coach at saints will replace George burley who will quit by Mutual consent at Southampton before Christmas.

saints–king– 71

  Dan the Forest Banter main man here with news on the Hunt for a forward. Forest are interested in Will Hoskins at Watford but are also meeting Teddy Sherringham this week. He may well be acting for a young the Hammers forward so we will have to wait on that one. Believe me, I know you know

  Rafa Benitez has stated on Spanish TV that he does not think Liverpool can win the title. He said that he feels next season will be Liverpool's season. Rafa's reason for this is simple he does not have all the players he needs and the not all of the one's he has are settled.

By the start of next season this is what he wants his squad to be:

GK: Reina Carson

RB: Finnan Lahm (15 million)

CB: Carragher Agger Heinze

LB: Riise Aurelio

RM: Shaun Wright–Phillips (12 million) Benayoun

CM: Gerrard Alonso Mascherano (15 million) Sissoko Lucas

LM: Kewell Babel Leto

ST: Voronin Crouch Torres Kuyt

Leaving: Arbeloa (3 million) Pennant (8 million)

Rafa feels that he needs a winger who is able to dribble the ball at a fast speed. This is why he will sign Shaun Wright–Phillips and Sell Pennant. Lahm will be Finnan's successor and can also play LB. Heinze will play at centre back or LB. Mascherano will sign permenantly.

Of course there will be other players– mostly young ones.

  Faye will finally complete a move to SJP this week and with the interest in Phil Neville this may spell the end of Dop's chances of a switch North. Also come the African Cup there will be little to choose from if Allardyce invests in more African players. Neville will provide much needed competetion at fullback and a central midfield positions.

Once Dyer has completed his move to the Hammers, Solano to Portsmouth and Luque to PSV/Levante, though the the latter may now be a non starter as they have just signed a new CF from Italy, Newcastle will join the Guti–Van deVaart race along with City and Tottenham. Tho Guti's age and experience, a classic Allardyce capture, may look to be on his side, a deal with Hamburg may see them follow up their past interest in Emre as part of a Van deVaart deal. This will put pressure on N'Zogbia and Duff while deploying Milner on the right. With Carr in decent form and crunch talks it will not stop the appearance of a new look right side with the addition of Belletti from FC Barcelona for around £5 million. This deal as well as the Faye deal are thought to be in advanced stages.

  Afc Bulletin >

Possable move by INTER 4 Bentner jst befere the transfer door closes. Gilbeto 2 maybe leave Arsenal as it heard he's unhappy with no longer being captain, he may move 2 Serie A. With Arsenal not being able 2 sign Gamst Pederson and Arsenal still wanting 2 sign a winger there is a small chance Arsenal just might as a last resort move 4 former Gunner Bentley.

  Danny Murphy had a medical at Leicester on Tuesday evening expect him to sign sometime on Wednesday.

Clive Clarke was also set to have a medical on Tuesday evening, but Martin Allen cancelled the deal as he did not accept to having a one month trial at the club to improve his match fitness.

LD3 the man in the know.

  To the guy who said Arsenal will sign Andres Guardado for £4 million, sorry mate but he has already joined Deportivo. Although Arsenal will make two signings, one is Wilson Palacio the second is yohan Gouffran from caen. You can be sure of these two signings. Arsenal are workin on cover for Gilberto as Flamini/song could leave in January, the 2 targets are Sissoko of Toulouse and Diarra of Chelsea.

GoOnEr 4 LyF.

  Not a rumour just a question? Why all these Tottenham rumours? Jol has blamed the integration of his new players as the cause of the two losses why add more players to intergrate? Plus I would reckon Levy has his doubts over Jols signings pre–season ie (ignoring positions in which they were weak to strengthen positions in which they are strong) So possibly. no funds?

  Queresma to sign for Liverpool on Monday, will watch Chelsea game and put pen to paper on Monday/Tuesday, confirmed by ;ondon tax barrister who is sorting out financial details flew to portugal on 13/08/2007.

  Nottingham Forest could be in the Hunt for Watfords will hoskins

  Everton will try and sign Dutch forward Huntelaar for £12 million million from Ajax. Everton are in desperate need of a forward, and need a forward with a different playing style to johnson. Also Everton will make a bid for Newcastles Steven Taylor for £4 million also seeing Neville go the other way.

Arteta For Spain.

  Leicester shock

Milan Mandaric could fire boss Martin Allen after Saturdays game V Palace IF he does not take all 3 points. The word is that he fancies Peter Taylor to take over the job at the WS. This could be a desasterous move as the former manager is held responsable for the demise of the football club after the O'Niell era.

  Expect Patrick Kluivert to be unveiled as the answer to the Nottingham Forest Goal problem today.

Big J.

  Liverpool news

Liverpool will get Heinze next Monday. then they will launch a bid for nedem onouha. Liverpool will then sell Riise and hypia.

currently Penant, Babel, benayopun, leto, Kewell play in the wings. in januasry Kewel and penannt may be sold and new winger will arive.

that is it for today


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