Football Rumours Archive June 17 2006


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..................................................I live in Madrid AND IT HAS BEEN REPORTED that Fernando Torres will be an arsenal player for a fee of about 20mil. In other news Real Madrid are set to sign Reyes and Cole, Ribery a young French winger is also being talked about however it seems as if he were heading to the Emirates.Expect them to pounce on poor old Juve.SAF will not be sending Real any christmas cards as Ronaldo and RVN HAVE BEEN SIGNED for a combined 35mil and Gravesan going the other way.A number of Man Yoo targets have been snapped up, Riquelme,Diarra and Kerlon have been signed for 18mil,25mil and 7mil respectively. Mascherano was a target but has signed for Arsenal who have secured Gago and Van Der Vaart.Rafa Benitez has signed Aimar and a young winger from Valencia.



.....................GO ATLETICO.................

summer signings:

man u: carrick[20m], diarra[18m] duscher[7m], gilardino[swap for RVN], kuscak[2m]

portsmouth: anelka[6m], dudek[1.5m], davies[9m], petrov[5m], faye[2m], SWP[loan], johnson[loan], diawarr[3m]

west ham: young[3.8m], malbranque[5m], arca[1.5m], upson[2m], M'bami[2m], karadeniz[loan], saviola[loan]

liverpool: pennant[5m], camoranesi[8m], alves[8m], villa[17m], palleta[2m]

wigan: kirkland[4m], milner[4m], keskey[5m], myhill[3.5m], ellington[3m], mellor[1.75m]

reading: postiga[3m], davis[2m], james[4m], beslija[loan], cole[1.5m]

I have read a number of rumours on this site about Kevin Nolan moving to Everton from Bolton for silly money way below his true value. Once and for all can I point out that Nobby is a die hard Liverpool fan and that is the only club he would leave the Reebok for, he is the Bolton captain, a first team regular and has a big contract so there is no chance whatsoever of a move to Goodison. The same also applies to West Ham and their so called £2.5m pursuit of Tal Ben-Haim, do you honestly think Bolton would sell another one of their centre halfs after getting rid of Bruno N'Gotty, I think not!!!.

Confirmed: Idan Tal

Pending: Didi Hamann, Abdoulaye Meite

For all you Arsenal and Liverpool fans repeatedly talking about Fernando Torres coming to you, try checking the net before you post fantasies. Manchester United have sealed a deal with Fernando and he has made his decision to come to manchester. Its been reported throughout Spain. He's already got his family house hunting in Manchester. Figures being banded around are in the region of 24 million. Just to clear up your dillisional fantasies.

Expect Carrick to come aswell, 15million offer has been tabled and Spurs haven't been as quick to come out and reject this one. 2 Years left on his contract, it doesnt make sense to hold on to him for another year.

Also as much as it hurts to say theres no way we will get Riqueleme. If Barcelona couldnt prise Forlan from Villareal what hope do we have of getting their best player. I see Giggs keeping his role in the middle next year along side Carrick.

D Man

Now that Shearer, Bowyer & Chopra have gone. With we hope Butt,Baba,Boum, and maybe even Dyer to follow the wage bill will have been greatly reduced. Then i think you might see some transfers coming into NUFC. Maybe Upson. Bridge on loan and a forward Ashton/Kuyt? There will not be the 5 or 6 superstars people are expecting.

People who is linking healy away. its not happening, he played alot last season and scored alot!

he wouldnt go to Sheffield Wednesday.

and Matthew Kilgallon isnt going anywhere!

Blackwell wants to keep the same squad because of what we achieved last season.

He'll strengthen the defense with weir and others have been linked. Two strikers will come in this season and one or two midfielders.

Joe .T

My father is friends with Newcastles chairman fredddy shepheard's son. He has told my father that they are negotiating the transfer of Dirk Kujt of Feyenoord, and Jason Roberts of Wigan plus a swap deal with fulham for steed malbranque which will see Steven Carr going in oposite direction on loan.

Movements after the world cup:

Manchester United to sell Ruud Van Nistelrooy to either Bayerm Munich or AC Milan, depending on whether Milan sign Ronaldo and or Luca Toni. Fernando Torres is his most likely replacement, although the likes of David Villa and Suazo have been mentioned, as well as Carlos Tevez.

Midfield reinforcements are likely to be Gattuso and Cahill, with Frank Ribery or new target Joaquin to fill the post of winger alongside Cristiano Ronaldo (who has been voted best looking, cutest and sexiest male at the Worl Cup by the Dutch homosexual group).Other target Rafinha is currently discussing the situation with his current club, whilst United's owm Rincon, who is currently on loan to Sporting is trying to get a Portugese passport to allow him to come to United. Rincon started off as a right/centre back, but has now found his Brazilian roots and has been a revelation on the left wing for Sporting this season, filling the void left by none other than Cristiano Ronaldo himself.

Elsewhere, Viera has pleaded with Arsene Wenger to take him back to Highbury if the Juventus crisis results in Juve having to rid of there players to save themselves from financial melt down. Pavel Nedved could be shock target for Manchester United, whilst the likes of Ibrahimovich and David Trazeguet have caught the eye of Real Madrid and Arsenal.

Chelseas effort to sign Phillip Lahm is to be rebuffed as Barcelone look to step in the way. Barca who have just signed Gudjonsson, are now looking for defensive reinforcements, with the likes of Cannavaro, Lahm, Ashley Cole, and Zambrotta doing the rounds.

Finally Liverpool's Rafa Benetiz is still mulling over his potential targets, with the right wing and a striker being his most concern. Expect to see Jermain Pennant or Joaquin arrive. Upfront, Benetiz is looking at the likes of Bellamy, Defoe, Mido, and David Villa.

Right, However much you may not like Zigic the fact is he is a long term AW target and would be more of an AW signing than adriano(yeah right.) the talk of ribery joining arsenal is pure drivel, this has surfaced due to Henry saying ribery would do well at arsenal as for Ribery being the next Zidane, behave! Yaya toure isn't joining arsenal because he is not good enough he has had trials at arsenal and has been turned down and said that he wants to join Spurs to prove AW wrong, serious or not you decide. Man are bound to sign a big name striker to replace ruudy I reckon SAF will go for Owen.

manchester united will complete the deal for carrick after the world cup for £13.5m. spurs did want 15m but SAF has agreed to step back in the chase for Didier Zokora. martin jol will make a bid of around £8m but St. Etintine will ask for £11m. fergie will also look at reo coker and steven davis but will leave them for a year to see how they develop and also to see if david jones can play in the first team. torres will not be going to united as the glazers can't afford him and also fergie sees rossi as the future.

Good to see so many people saying Raphael Van Der Vaart will join Arsenal. He'd be a great signing for the Gooners, but somehow I just don't see it happening. Why would Arsene want any more midfielders? We already have Ljungberg, Gilberto, Hleb, Fabregas, Walcott, Reyes, Rosicky and Song. I think we'd find it hard to fit him into our side. Following Dennis Bergkamp's retirement, however, I could believe the rumours suggesting Fernando Torres is a target. I'm not too sure about Manu Adebayor yet, but I'm 99.99% certain that he'll be here next season. Arsene won't sell a player that he paid £7m for after only six months!

Man-u will unveil their three signings on 14th July at noon. Torres/Riquelme/Gattuso will be announced as new team members. Expect people leaving on loan and sale up to that date.

Expect Ribery to REJECT a move Man U in favour of the gunners as he wants to play with his idol Henry. He is also very close friends with flamini from their time in the youth team.

Koumas 2 sign 4 cardiff next week for £1.5m

Man utd !!

Carrick 14m plus park-ji sung

Nedved 8m (if juventus go into serious trouble)

Torres 25m



van nistelrooy (15m bayern munich)

spector (1m west ham)

bellion (2m french team)

liam miller (1m sheffield united)

chris eagles (1m watford)

john o'shea (3m celtic)

mikeal slivestre (6m lyon)


van der sar/foster








Ji Sung Park is not leaving!! after his first season the United faithful love him for all the effort and pace he brings to games! nor is Gabi Heinze leaving - best leftback in the world! why would we sell him?

if we do swap a player for carrick it will be silvestre or o'shea - no one else!!

United have agreed to sign Torres for £23M and Riquelme for £19M - with Ruud going to Bayern Munich or one of the Milan sides for £11M. FLetcher is off to Celtic for £5M as some United fans keep getting on his back and he is sick of it! Fortune is sogning for City on a free.

Expect to see a lot of Dave Jones next season!

Tottenham FC !!

carrick out 14m plus ji park sung. ji park sung play on left side with fellow countryman young pyo-lee. huddlestone to fill the gap left by carrick. davids to ajax. berbatov, c.cole and klose to sign to complete forward line with robbie keane. defoe to pompey 8m.

GK Robinson/cerny

RB staletri

LB young pyo-lee

CB king/gardener

CB dawson/davenport

RM lennon/routeledge

LM park ji-sung/reid

DM huddlestone

AM jenas/murphy

ST Keane/c.cole

ST Berbatov/klose


Big news Kuty will 100% be coming to the Toon Bacalona have just signed Gudjonsen and Liverpool cant afford him with all the other players they want. Zakora of the Ivory coast would be an awesome signing and as I understand there are going to be scouts watching the next Ivory Coast match looking at Yaya Toure, Boka and Zakora. Malbrance would be a decent signing but Kim Kallstrom would be a good buy in a few years when he's bored with Lyon!!!


Ramage Taylor Woody/Y.Toure Boka

Wilhelmson Parker Emre Charlie Z


Owen Kuyt

to the fool who said that ashley cole is signing a boot deal with adidas instead of his normal puma is RUBBISH! he has been wearing f50's since they came out, and if you ever watch tv he is the the adidas adverts as well, since before euro 2004 with the mopeds... plus he has already stated to the media he will stay at arsenal, why would he want to go a a bunch of over-payed and over-rated under-achievers at real madrid??!!

some real arsenal news: aw is monitering the situation in turin. i would like him to sign all of these superstars you are all specualting about like adraino etc. but is highly unlikely. he will move for curtis davies and joey barton, maybe torres if the board give the go ahead to spend serious money in the region of £10-20m. he will work his magic digging up some of europes best young talent.


Marseille have agreed an unlikley loan move for Djibril Cisse with an option to buy him for 8 million in 12 months time. This move has now allowed Rafael Benitez to resume his transfer plans and spend the money he expected to make from Cisse's sale as he will recieve it back when Djib permantently moves to France. This means that the likes of Torres, Villa, Kuyt and Trezeguet are back on Rafa's summer targets list because Rick Parry will allow him to spend 8 million, despite the club not having it as he knows the money will be recovered next summer.

Milner will be moving to the lactics (wigan) within the next week for an undisclosed fee (around £4m)Newcastle will then sign Steed malbranque!

i told everyone about le tallecs french newspaper interview two weeks ago! your a bit late whoever said that. you are right though in saying we wont be able to sign two strikers now, we could sign bellamy and aimar as they would both be relatively cheap and aimar could play in a number of attacking positions. i think these along with the signings of alves and a low priced right mid (pennant or maybe cameronasi if juve are relegated or heavily fined) along with aurelio, palleta and gonzales will be all the spending we do this summer. rumours today that cisse will go on loan to marseille next season make sense as we wont have to pay his wages, he can play half the season for marseille and thay can give him back to us if he doesnt recover. obviouly though the loan would be with a view to a buy at the end of next season. the rumours are also that nasri will come to liverpool on loan as part of the cisse deal. i dont know alot about him but with alot of the top clubs seemingly battling over him, it could be that, if he impresses when on loan, we could buy him at the end of next season as part of the cisse deal. LFC

"Arsenal Undercover"

Theres going to be alot of action after World Cup! Expect to see

Leaving : Reyes [13m](Real Madrid)Ljunberg [8m](Inter)Cygan [1.2m]( Blackburn Rovers)Cambell [Undisclosed fee] (Portsmouth) Alliadiare [1m](Charlton)

On Loan: Djoure, Gilbert, Song,

Coming in: Curtis Davis, Mascherano or Yaya Toure, Van der Vart, Fran Merida or Gago, Torres (Maybe January)

Not Coming : Viera (old), Adriano (poor), Ribery( over rated), Kompany(missed out), Ibrahmiavich (hes poor anyway)

to the plonker who said ashley cole has signed for real madrid get your facts right before you paste rumours on this forum. Q when have you ever seen ashley cole wear a pair of puma football boots?

A. never

Ashley has in fact agreed to stay with arsenal and will take up the role as vice captain to HENRY as campbell will be leaving

& dennis is retiring.

c.davies will be brought in as campbell replacement along with ribery and a world class striker either torres,adriano or owen. other players being shown the door are

cygan,lauren,hoyte and almunia

My cousin works in the press office at Newcastle and it will be released to the press in the next 36 hours that they are speaking to Tottenham about Defoe seeing as he is unsettled the figure qouted will be around £12.5m,

They also enquired about about Saviola but the price is too high,he also mentioned Tottenham will replace Defoe with a big name striker but didn't know who.

Celtic will tie up the signing of Sno from Feyenoord for £250,000. This signing will be followed by the £2million purchase of Carlton Cole from Chelsea and the £1.8million purchase of Nakata from Fiorentina he will be convinced to sign by Nakamura who has recently extended his stay at Celtic

Marlon King is leaving Watford for Charlton for 3.5 million! This transfer could leave Watford in serious trouble, making them almost dead certs for relegation. AB is trying to lure talents too but is failing miserably, therefore could table a 10million pound bid for Heskey!

You heard it here 1st!

There seems to be more and more to say when it comes to the future of Didier Zokora. He's rejected a move to Portsmouth, due to the lack of ambition the club has. Tottenham have been heavily linked with the St Etienne midfielder, though I've heard that Arsenal and Manchester United are also showing an interest. My personal opinion is that he'll go to White Hart Lane, as Arsenal have already signed Tomas Rosicky. Man Utd would be willing to allow the Zokora transfer slide, provided Spurs accept their next bid for England midfielder Michael Carrick. I think logic states that Zokora will be a Tottenham player by the time the new season begins, and he'll partner Edgar Davids, not replace him.

I would have thought by now I am seen as a pretty reliable source for information regarding transfers, this is because I have broken many stories about transfers, and they turn out to be true. Now I have some more information. Paul Simpson will be unveiled as the new Preston manager. Please no more rumours about Pablo Aimar, it's sad for me and many other Liverpool fans, we don't want to sign him, it's just a decision for Rafael Benitez, he feels he doesn't need him. Benitez wants to sign Zapater from Real Zaragoza. Ajax will not sign Davids, but they are interested in bringing Patrick Kluivert back. After a short spell with Monaco Christian Vieri will sign for Italian club Sampdoria. As soon as Portsmouth have shown an interest in Didier Zokora, he has already dismissed any possibility of him moving there. No disregards to Portsmouth. Sevilla are preparing for the likely loss of Daniel Alves to Liverpool by stepping up there interest in Arsenal right back Lauren. Letizi will move to Rangers in the near future. Despite the fact that Cisse is injured, Marseille will get him on loan for a season, even though he'll only play about half the season, maybe a little more. Chelsea have finally got it through there heads that if they sign Roberto Carlos they are hardly planning for the future, he only has a season or two left in him, so they are bidding for 22 year old german left back Phillip Lahm, a smart option although he won't come cheap. Chelsea will have to pay more than the 10 million bid they had rejected. 15 million will catch him. Jerzy Dudek's future has once again been cast in doubt as AZ Alkmaar have shown an interest. West Brom have had a 500,000 pound bid for John Hartson accepted. Paris SG are in the hunt for Jean Alain Boumsong. Finally, yet again Portsmouth are showing signs of improvement, they are set to sign Glen Johnson......But only on loan! Mr Realism

Tim Cahill has provisionally agreed a transfer to Manchester United, based on his performance so far in the world cup United want the deal done before other teams start to approach, and the fee reportedly agreed between the two teams is £8 million with a 10% sell on clause. Everton are not stupid, he is still young with bag loads of potential and could easily end up moving to a bigger club in the future.

I believe Sevilla are going to cost themselves a fortune and cost David Alves a dream move to Liverpool by pricing him out of the market, according to Jose Rodriguez Baster, the players agent. To counteract this disapointment, Rafael Benitez will take his money to Fulham and scupper Evertons chance of signing Steed Malbranque, instead of Birminghams Jermaine Pennant as he is too much of a liabilty. At the same time, many Liverpool fans in my area believe that Liverpool have made a mistake by rejecting an option to sign Valencia's Argentinian playmaker Pablo Aimar for arond £6 million, but not a sole in a red jersey will argue with Rafa!

Chelsea are at there normal tricks, bigging astronomical amounts of money for anyone who gains over 80% in the opta stats index, ie Phillip Lahm of Bayern Munich. Good Quality left back, but £15 million?? Mourinho has obviously spent too long on Champ Manager with the unlimited money cheat activated!! Havent they bought enough??

We can all expect an exciting summer of transfers with some high quality players coming to the Premiership, especially following a world cup, when managers decide to sign cheques first, investigate players second (For Example, Houllier - Diouf - £10 million???) so watch for 1 or 2 premiership managers getting the boot around november/march. The big name platers coming in will only prove once again that the premiership, although boring last season after January, is without doubt the best league in the world.

Enjoy 06/07, I know me and Rafa will!

I loved the bloke, JIMINY CRICKET, posting a note about Petit going from Benfica to Man United, stating "watch the Spain games in the world cup and have a look at him".............


Gues we can discount everything else this genius posted! Well done mate!

I know a fotie agent and can tel u some deals.

Dirt Kuyt as already agreed to join Liverpool.

Arsenal have signed fernando Gago from Boca Juniors and Portsmouth will anounce the signing of a big name soon. Didnt say who but the deal is over 10 million pounds. Give you mor info on transfers when i can find out .

Bolo Zednden, not wanted by liverpool after his injury last season, has been seen at Ewood Park on Wednesday. He will be signed to play in the centre as he did at middlesbrough and to provide cover/a challenge for Morten Gamst Pedersen.

My other half works for a leading insurance company (I'm not allowed to say which which as she'll lose her job) but this company handles injury insurance for some leading prem clubs, and she has just informed me that today she started processing insurance documents on behalf of Spurs for Per Mertesacker and Denny Landzaat. Signings are usually pretty done and dusted by the time the insurance is sorted, so expect an offical announcement in 2 days.

to the person that said tim cahill wouldnt go to united because united wee becoming nobodies try sticking to rumours and not trash talking.for instance united will not bid for cahill because fergie wants to buy players who will contribute to winning the premiership and that wont happen if we start buying players like cahill.

expect to see anyone from torres,carrick,riquelme,schweinsteiger,diarra,mascherano signing for united

Im a hibs supporter who works as a steward at stamford bridge and ive heard that chelsea are going to let young defender stephen watt go on a season long loan to hibs within the next week.

freddie eastwood will NOT leave southend united to Palace, Norwich, or Southampton. The chairman and manager tilson (who is also linked with a move to hull and will not be going), have already made it clear southend wont be getting rid of any of their big game players ro teams in the same league, I mean wats the point when we are playing at the same level, the only way he will leave is to a club in the premiership (and dont bet against one tryin to buy him before the styar of the season). Plus southend will be looking to sign an expirenced forward, with the the name teddy sheringham lurking around roots hall.


The news in italy is that Luca Toni has verbally agreed to join inter milan after the world cup. Also Adriano is going nowhere as manchini wants to keep him at the club.


As it has been reported, Damien Comolli secured some face time with Didier Zokora, through his St. Etienne contacts. It was also said that he was to meet with another Ivorian, while he was there. This was Bakari Kone. D.C. feels he would be a good addition, to fill a potential left-wing/4th striker role at Tottenham Hotspur.

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