Football Rumours Archive July 17 2007


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Harewood is quite simply backup for Villa. Plus Shaun Wright–Phillips and Luke young to arrive along with possibly Curtis Davis and jussi.


 Crystal Palace are to offer a trial to seth Johnson and Kevin Lisbie


 I have been told that none other than Ryan Giggs has been training with the Hammers for the past week?



 Gunners Rumours:

If Rodrigo moves to Arsenal see either Adebayor or Bentner leave Arsenal maybe for Italy So Arsenal could still buy a replacement if one of them goes, could be anyone. Expect Arsenal 2 use Henri Landbury this season as it is heard he could be as good as Febregas as also there is the chance Febregas could leave next seson and Landbury could be his replacementand that is why Arsene Wenger used him in the Arsenal match agaist Barnet.


 Harewood to Villa for £3.7 million

L. Young for 3.2 million

SWP for £10 million (when returning from USA with Chelsea)

Snijder for £9.5 million

a GK

and a QUALITY STRIKER HAREWOOD to be used as back–up for Carew.


 The palacio to Arsenal deal was a complete hoax posted on a boca juniors blog, then copied.


 Just landed at Manchester Airport on the 8am flight from Glasgow. While departing I passed Andy Cole waiting in departues to board the same flight for it's return leg up North. Rumours in the paper have him going to Hull but remember where. Expect to see links between Andy Cole and Rangers over the next week or so.


 Have you heard about the whole Palacio to Arsenal thing? It was all a hoax set up on a Boca Juniors Forum by some random hero. I have got a lot of time and respect for someone who can make a transfer up and get it in the sun newspaper. Bravo.


 I can reveal that Sunderland will sign

– Fanni from Nice under the noses of Newcastle for £3 million

– Steven Carr in a shock move from Newcastle

– Wayne Routledge from Tottenham

– Dean Kiely on a season long loan


 Kewell retired due to injury over a month ago.


 Tottenham and the Hammers could fight it out for Shaun Wright–Phillips. Tottenham now lead the chase in search of a winger, however with Aaron Lennon already in the squad expect one of the two wingers to be moved to left wing if Shaun Wright–Phillips is aqquired. Jol is likely to choose Bent and Berbatov up front with Keane on the bench despite great form.

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 With Robbie Keane likely to be contempt with a place on the bench, David Moyes is considering a move for the Irish forward but will be told that he will have to fork out around £9 million if he wants to land the 27 year old, Tottenham number 10. Moyes may turn to Keane if he misses out on new top strike target Alan Smith.

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 Sunderland to announce the signing of Dicksen Ethutu today from Norwich


 Right, firstly I live really close to St. James' Park and I can exclusively reveal that Fabio Cannavaro was walking in with his agent to St. James' Park.

Also, the police raid on St. James' came to nothing and the police found no evidence of any kind to detect fraud. As I walked up to the police man, along with other puzzled fans, I asked him what had he found and he just shook his head and walked off.

Robert Fanni could be joining Newcastle but Manchester City will push the Magpies all the way


 Inter are keen to sell error prone forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


 Liverpool were looking into the possibility of signing Ronaldinho this Summer, although they hastily withdrew their interest after being informed that they would be responsible for paying for his dental bill.


 Liverpool forward Peter Crouch is now looking for a possible escape route from Liverpool after Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez offended him in training by calling him a "goalpost".

Crouch later said "he embarrassed me in front of my team mates. I cannot work with someone that would put me in this predicament. "


 Chelsea will not make any more purchases this Summer after their shoching results last season did not show a return on any of the money that was invested into the club


 Giorgio Chiellini will be the next arrival at Anfield.


 Arsenal to sign Angel di Maria and Rodrigo Palacio. FC Barcelona were going to sign Palacio, but then Arsenal offloaded Henry onto them.



 We are getting Palacio my mum is mates with Hotye's girl friend and he says Arsene Wenger likes him.


 Mancini will not join Liverpool. He is not the type of player Rafa wants. He plays only for money. instead, Rafa will turn his attention to Quarsema


 Leicester City could sign Robbie Fowler on a free and later sign Matt Holland in a double transfer coup.

Mr Brightside.


 Wolves fans will be delighted to hear super mick will be bolstering the defence with the three signings next week. they are



matt hill (£1.1 million)

They are also reportedly considering the option of a swap deal with Leeds involving Jemal Johnson and Frazer Richardson.


 Sunderland Arsenal to sign Dixon Etuhu 17–07–07 for £1.5 million


 Rangers are ready to splash several Mills on three targets, namely Steven naismith (Kilmarnock), Steven Whittaker (Hibernian) and possibly Darren barr (Falkirk). all three players have proven they can hack playing against quality opposition even though they play for below average sides.


 I work currently at the Stamford bridge shop and have been told from micheal Essien himself that he will be leaving for Real Madrid as the signing of Steve sidewell has upset him.


 For all you critics of the Plymouth Argyle Board of Directors have faith. A foreign consortium is being lined up by our Chairman see he has been busy a business associate of his in Uzbekistan (the old USSR) who apparently is a Distant relative of Mr Chelsea, has offered some investment to finance their push to The Premier League. Unlike many, they do not want it accomplished at any cost so a condition is that Ollie keeps ALL his home–grown/nurtured talent (Gosling/Buzsaky/Sawyer/Summerfield etc) to do it. Lucrative new contracts will be offered to keep away the vultures.

Phase 2 may not happen yet as the consortium may well liaise with the South Hams District Council and integrate a new stadium within Plymouth's new airport complex.

Exciting times ahead?

The EPL will be reached in two seasons.


 I've been informed by a very reliable source that Eboue will be leaving Arsenal fromm an audasiocus bid from Tottenham Martin Jol himsself tempted him into the move


 A reliable source informs me that a consortium of Hollywood big hitters headed by Michael Douglas is in takeover discussions with Swansea City FC. Santa Barbara Bill.


 Paul Anderson will sign for Leicester City this week. The unwanted Liverpool winger is being tempted with a move back to his homeland and will flourish as he did for Liverpool reserves on the right wing. Also look out for DJ Campbell signing for Martin Allen again in the next few days.


 Cardiff City transfers

Robbie Fowler deal almost done


 Liverpool to move for Italy Under–21 captain Giorgio Chiellini after the move for Heinze collapsed. he is thought to be available for £7 million


 Arsenal to start a nursery very soon.


 Can I just please state that no way would there be a swap of Martins for robhino. Obefemi has a £13 million buyout Clause while Robihno is worth twice that + the marketing value he holds.


 Everton to make a surprise bid for Rafael Van der Vaart. Everton will bid £6– £8 million for the Hamburg playmaker he will be offered £40 k a week and match the top earners Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta. This will be the 'BIG' signing and Riquelme will not be signing because he wants to stay in Spain. Other signings will be the return of Manuel Fernandes on a season long loan from Benfica with the option of an £8 million permanent deal and Leighton Baines for at most £5 million if not Frank Quadrue for £3 million. If James Beattie gets sold Everton will sign Alan Smith for £6 million


 Manuel Fernandes to sign for Everton on season long loan


 Everton to sign Leighton Baines for £5 million


 Some rumours that could possibly happen:

Arsenal: Going to make a club record bid for Argentinian forward Rodrigo Palacio– think it will be around £14.5 million.

Freddie Ljungberg could be on his way to Manchester City or Sunderland.

Aston Villa: are going to beat Wigan to the signing of Marlon Harewood.

Liverpool: expect to see alessandro Mancini to go to Liverpool, this is almost definite now. He has yet to agree a new contract with Roma and is looking for move out, even after a sucessful season with his current club.

Fulham and Bolton are competing with each other to sign charles n'zogbia from Newcastle, who is unsettled.


 Villa could do some serious business this week starting today at the home kit launch. Marlon Harewood and Luke Young I have been told are going to be revealed. Martin has also stated that he hopes to tie up deals of Wesley Sniejder, Shaun Wright–Phillips, Curtis Davies and possibly Holland starley Royston Drenthe ASAP before or during their trip to North America.


 Mancini rumor totally denied by Rafa.

Top of the list is Heinze, if not him then Rafa will go for Chiellini (Juve's LB/CB) or Kompany (Hamburg's CB).

As far as wingers he will probably see how much Quaresma wants to move to England, otherwise he will once again try to sign Dani Alves for right winger/Right back cover.

But it might be no more signings because Rafa is happy with his squad.

Johan the Viking



Pls can anyone confirm how true is this rumour that we have the so–called first option on bidding for Gio Dos Santos? Thanx.


 Riquelme is contracted to villareal for another season.


 lfc news baby

Rafa has publically stated in the echo that he has no interest in Mancini Rafa seems content on just sticking with what he has got, Heinze will definitely come if the reds can beat off competion from Real, however Rafa may still spring in a suprise bid for Quaresma if he is finally fed up with Kewell. Rafa still has around £20 million to spend due to sales of fringe players




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