Football Rumours Archive June 17 2008


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David Villa will not be joining Liverpool or any other English club.

He can pick what club he wants to join and his choices are FC Barcelona or Real Madrid before 'London'. Chances of him playing in scouse–land are non–existant.

Kaka will not be leaving Milan either, but Ronaldinho will join Chelsea (dream on Manchester City).

Expect Lampard, Drogba, Essien, J. Cole to leave.

Arthur Boruc is being targeted by Arsenal.

Expect an £8 million bid next week.

Tottenham will bid for Rangers Alan MacGregor – will take £8 million for Rangers to sell.

BIG NEWS: Christiano Ronaldo has already signed for Real Madrid ($118 million dollars) as part of the biggest sports deal outside the NBA. Nike will be the new Real Madrid sponser, with CR7 the main football brand. Glazer ok'd the deal. Sir Alex is already claiming he may walk. first remember.

  Ok, big news from Villa Park. MON has had meetings with two players while out at the Euros, I cannot indulge who they are but they are BIG names – a little hint: they are both linked to NIKE.

Secondly I am getting really bored with all the ridiculous Rangers and Celtic rumours, no big names want to play in the Scottish Premier League so stop dreaming.

  Man United will win the treble cause Ronaldo is not going nowhere it's all to up his wage at United Roma youngster will be loaned to championship team Fulham for half a season to see how he does in English football and Nani to be loaned to Blackburn for one season– big time Man United fan– also I live in Plymouth and my big bro is good mates with Paul wottan ex Plymouth argyle captian/legend and before being released he has been told Peter halmosi and timar will not be leaving home park and will sign new contracts to make them the highest paid players in the history of the club and timar will be captian next season Sturrock will only sign a big name forward for about 1–2 million and then wait for season to start before signing anymore player and nabjim abdou will be released after rejecting 2 different contract offers.


From a very reliable source:

Stilian Petrov will be returning to Celtic. An offer of £3 million on the table.

  Trevor Benjamin is signing for Luton.

  My cousin is a secretary at Liverpool and has close connections with Rick Parry, this is what she's told me:

Rafa"s targets:

David Villa but hicks and gillete will not allow more then £20 million to be spent on one player

Quaresma (12 million bid alredy made)

Bentley (should Quaresma bid fail)

lilian thuram (free)

wesley snEider (8 million)

gareth barry (15 million + Finnan) (this will be his last offer)

not saying these will happen but it's who Rafas trying to get


risse (5 million) (DONE deal with AS Roma)

Finnan (part of barry deal)

Voronin (slavia prague) (3.5 million)

pacheo (loan to Charlton)

Crouch (portsmuth) (10 million)

Kewell (released)

el zahr (loan to stoke)

these Outs will all be finalised by the the 17th of July according to my cousin. come on you reds

  "Swindon town will sign Nottingham Forest forward junior agogo for a nominal fee early next week"

Whoever posted this must be having a laugh. He's off to Zamalek Sporting Club for an undisclosed fee, estimated to about £1 million, subject to international clearance. This is on every major sports website. Dream on Swindon.

  Ok to all you people who think David Villa will be going to either Arsenal or Chelsea. You are so so wrong.

According to Guillem Balague, who seems to know a lot about Liverpool's dealings in the transfer market, as fellow Liverpool fans know. Liverpool will sign a desequilibrante player. this means skilful and can produce something magic. I have on good authority that this IS David Villa.

He will fly to Liverpool after the Euros to sign a contract. A verbal agreement already agreed.

  My name is Ched. I have just seen John Gregory pull up outside of the Walkers. Looks like he's the new manager.

  West Bromwich's youth and reserves goalkeeper, Dan Lloyd–Weston, transfering to Port Vale, over Summer. Lloyd–Weston was formerly with Stoke City. His signature was being chased by Cardiff, last season, and he is being tracked by Man United.

  I have news from my father who is close friends with Arsenal's assitant manager Pat Rice that Arsene Wenger is close to landing the Hertha Berlin forward Marko Pantellic on a 3–year–deal. Arsenal are suspected to have offered in the region of £6 million for the Serbian, Pantellic is expected to be taking a medical with Arsenal on Wednesday. This news only grows the suspicion that Adebayor could leave Arsenal this Summer.


Everton fans who want to see Manuel Fernandes sign for Everton on a permanent basis could happen. You probably would have seen resently that Everton have been linked with a £6 million pound move for the portugese star. But today (Monday 16) David Moyes has played down links saying Fernandes will not join unless on a loan.

If you remember in January David Moyes said that Everton will not sign Fernandes later that week he signed for us.

watch out it could easily happen do not be surprised if Fernandes signs this week

  Just heard that the Barry transfer has hit a snag and that it may not go through, Rafa's priority is David Villa so the Barry funds come second and Rafa would rather keep Xabi Alonso for another year than take all the hassle that O'Neil is dishing out.

  David Villa and Samir Nasri will be the only signings that Rafa will make from now, as he has already signed dossena, degen and milner. Nasri will arrive for around £10,000,000 as the first option that Rafa imposed. Villa coming for around £15 million as Chelsea will look elsewhere and Liverpool only main club interested so the drop in asking price.


  A friend of mine who is very close to the upper level at Hearts has told me that the plans to go for the Icelander, Wiess and the MTZ–Ripo manager are just a smokescreen created by the press as Romanov believes that McGhee was put off by the press coverage of his potential move to Hearts. Apparently they are working (quietly) to install John Collins as new manager. Collins is willing to swallow his pride in order to re–start his managerial career and is happy to manage his ex–rivals as he has lost all respect for former club, Hibernian.

  RANGERS set to announce the sensational signing of ex Celt SHAUN MALONEY in a £3.5 million deal from Aston Villa before the end of June.

He will be joined at Ibrox by young Middlesbrough winger ADAM JOHNSON in a £3 million move.

If Walter Smith can move on Daniel Cousin and Jean–Claude Darcheville he will move for PETER LOVENKRANDS from Schalke 04 in a knock down £1 million deal as he is in the last year of his contract with the German side.

Mark 'Mucks' Whelan


7 million budget


Mikel Gonzalez, 21 Real Sociedad £1 million right back

Daniel Estrada, 20 Real Sociedad 100 k midfielder

keiron westwood, 23 carlise 700 k goalie

aron gunarrson, 19 200 k midfielder

Edgar ManuchaRyan, 22 Ajax loan forward

Cassio Ramos, 21 400 k back up goalie

mcsheffry, 25 brum swap left wing

maguire, 19 swap right wing

oliver ter hurst PSV, 19 100 k cover centre back


mcnamee swap

misfud swap

best £2 million Ipswich

kyle 250 k Southend

konastopalas Doncaster 250 k

released players

  To the guy that said Swindon town will sign Nottingham Forest forward junior agogo for a nominal fee early next week. junior agogo has signed for zamelek an Egyptian team.

for other Forest rumours


Peter whittingham 1.75 mill

billy sharp 1 mill

matt oakley 500 k

westwood or bunn 1 mill


agogo already gone

Commons already gone

lockwood already gone



R. Santa Cruz– £10.5 million

S. Nasri– £13.5 million

Zapata– £16 million

Vela– Return from loan

Wenger, on top of these will bring in some English players too because of the proposed FIFA rule.


Barry– £13 million

Young and Agbonlahor– £8 million+ Hoyte

Total Spend= £59 million


Jens and Flamini– Free

Hleb (R. Madrid) – £15 million (De La Red or Sneijder perhaps involved)

Bendtner (Liverpool) – £7.5 million

Hoyte (Villa) – Young + Agbonlahor

Eboue (Anywhere) – £8 million

Gilberto (Italy) – £4 million

Total Income= £34.5 million

Difference= £23.5 million

Wenger has realised he's going to have to spend to compete next year. And this total fits within his £25 millionioen budget.

This is ALL from reliable source. Infact, it could not be more reliable. Just watch it unfold before your eyes before next seasons opener v West Bromwich.


  Liverpool have £20 million from the board to sign players as well as any sales the club makes.

The following will be sold:

Xabi Alonso (14 million)

John Arne Riise (4 million)

Jermaine Pennant (5 million)

Scott Carson (5 million)

Peter Crouch (10 million)

Steve Finnan (1 million)

Charles Itjande (1 million)

The following players will be joining:

Gareth Barry (17 million)

Andrea Dossena (7 million)

David Villa (22 million)

David Bentley (14 million)

Albert Jorquera (free)

Philip Degen (free)

Rafa will look to play 4–4–2 more often next year. The surprise will be that Voronin will stay at Anfield as a back up. However when playing, the 4–2–3–1 Rafa feels Villa is more than capable on playing on either wing. He also wants the team to play a diamond 4–4–2 with Mascherano holding, Barry and Gerrard ahead of him and Babel in the hole.

  There is incresing speculation that David Villa has agreed to join Liverpool for £20 million rising to £25 million, Valencia will not sell to La Liga rivals Real or Barce making England or Italy the only possible options with the player prefering Liverpool due to numerous friends. he is also no stranger to Anfield and has visited the club during winter breaks in La Liga. Valencia will accommodate the lower fee because they will get from Liverpool due to the players wishes and the fact that he will be denied to their rivals, similar to Atletico and Torres last year.

  To the person who claims he has sources at the Death Star and his info is "100 percent fact". I would check your source is not HP because someone is having a bubble with you re Berbatov for £14 million.

Most papers agree that £25 million is nearer the mark, although Chairman Levy is pushing for over £30 million and seeing as he sCrewed £18 million out of Man United for Carrick, there is a good chance he will get it. Despite Berba's agents insistance that he wants to move, he's on a four year contract (signed at the start of last season) and so the ball is in Tottenham' court not his.

Right on to rumours, not much happening at the Lane at the moment as Ramos is away as are the board. However the Bentley rumour will not go away and Ramos is looking to Spain for a forward. Not sure of names, but anyone who says Eto'o or Villa is having a laugh

Chances are it will either be someone from one of the second tier teams but Juande is keeping his cards close to his chest.

Interesting times ahead

  This Summer NUfc will sign.

cf – bafi gomis – replace Martins

cf – erin derdiyok – replace Shola

rlw– arda turan – replace Duff

am – andrei arshavin/olly kapo – replace emre/nzogbia

cm – achille emana/seb larsson – replace Barton/Geremi

ch – Carlos Cuellar/Paul scharner – replace rozehnal/cacapa

fb – vassilis torosidis – replace Carr


cacapa/Geremi/Martins/nzogbia/milner all will leave so would Viduka but he's injured and will be sold in January. Owen and Taylor will get new deals agreed once all new signings are made as will harper as no1 keeper but on less than what shay got as no1. no massive wage cuts but eg gomis and derdiyok wages to be covered by what Smith was earning and maybe even less so the club will save some money.

sqaud for 07/08.



  People, people, people; some of you lot talk absolute rollox on this site. Liverpool buying Villa, Quaresma, Lahm etc; Chelsea buying the whole world; Man United bidding for Huntelaar, Aqualina; Arsenal buying, ah. who cares, can we please keep to proper rumours?

Anyway, why do the gooners get annoyed when people talk about Nasri? He has not signed for anyone and he is tied to a first option for Liverpool. If he was to be sold to anyone apart from the reds, then Liverpool would be entitled to £2.75 million on top of the fee received for Cisse as OM would have to buy out the Clause

Back to the rumours: –

I have it on good authority (and it is not from Keano's dog or Niall Quinns sister's cleaner), but Sunderland are to bid for Saha (£3 million), Naylor (£4 million), Pennant (£4.5 million), Cuellar (£6 – £7 million) and believe it or not Makalele (free or nominal amount). Keane is looking to strengthen some areas if the team and has cherry picked the players he thinks can do that.

D to the Smith

  Celtic will complete the signing of veteran French centre back Lillian Thuram with Eidur Gudjohnsen joining as well.

I am the person

  Top transfer targets

1 Arsenal–santa cruz, Nasri, de la red

2 Aston Villa–arashvin, Cassano, Robinson

3 Blackburn Rovers–farfan, Lennon, thruam

4 Bolton Wanderers–Joao Mountinho, rossi, Barnes

5 Chelsea–ronaldiniho, Deco, David Villa

6 Everton–bradley, Cassano, kompany

7 Fulham–cousen, henchoz, Rossi

8 Hull City–akinfeev, henchoz, camobel. f

9 Liverpool–villa, bentlet, barry

10 Manchester City–ronaldiniho, jo, samba

11 Man United–Joaomountiniho, veloso, rossi

12 Middlesbrough–campbell. s, Cassano, de la red

13 Newcastle United–Deco, swp, Diarra

14 Portsmouth–baros, de la red, samba

15 Stoke City–henchoz, fabiankzki, Denilson

16 Sunderland–mcgeady, forlan, campbel. f

17 Tottenham Hotspur–millito, Bentley, coupet

18 West Bromwich Albion–troure, Cisse, Saviola

19 the Hammers–Gudjohnson, Duff, de la red

20 Wigan Athletic–Carlos eduordo, Carr, thruam

  Liverpool FC


Silva – £17 million (done)

Villa – £18 million (done)

These two signings were agreed prior to Euro 2008 due to Valencia's Financial troubles and the uncertainty over the future of the club. Rafa still has good relationship with the Valencia board, that is why he was able to purchase Momo Sissoko relatively cheaply when all the other top European clubs and Everton were also chasing him with bigger offers.

As with a lot of Benitez's transfers, as is the continental way, there are many clauses within these deal that will rise depending on performances.

Degan – £ 0 million (done)

Dossena – £7 million

Will be confirmed when transfer window opens on July first, as Benitez is using this as an excuse to stall the transfer as #1 Left Back Target Wayne Bridge likely to be allowed to leave now 'Big Phil' is in charge at The Bridge.

Barry – £14 million

Rafa will let this transfer saga play out to the end of the Summer to gain a better deal. This happens every Summer and the player always gets his way, and normally at a cheaper price. Look at Ashley Cole, Gallas, Robben etc. in recent years. Always happens late and the player always gets their way.

Quaresma will not be joining as Benitez likes hard–working players such as Kuyt, Torres, Villa, Silva, Alonso, Mascherano, Sissoko, Arbeloa etc. and Quaresma is certainly does not fit that bracket. Also does not like the ego he has which could disrupt the harmony at Anfield, as feels he has been poor as well as petulant at Euro 2008 as has ignored 'Big Phil' in the few short appearances he has made, that is why he isfourth choice winger. Will join Inter, AC, Juve, or Man United.

Publicised bids for Reira have been a PR stunt by agent to engineer a move to another club. Happened in the past with Mancini last Year.

David Bentley (£12 million) or Aaron Lennon (£8 million) are also targets depending on the transfer budget.

Total Out – £68 million


Alonso – £15 million – FC Barcelona or Real Madrid (Calderon already quoted as saying he would like him. ) If goes Barry Will be used more as MC, not on the left, Bentley/Lennon will join.

Benayoun – £5 million

Carson – £6 million

Crouch – £10 million (Glen Johnson first option)

Finnan – £2 million

Guthrie – £2 million (with £3 million buy back Clause)

Itandje – £2 million

Kewell – Free

Pennant – £6 million

Riise – £5 million

Voronin – £2 million (Rafinha First option)

Total In – £55 million

NET Spend = £13 million

The future looks bright for Liverpool FC despite the owners, and if that situation is sorted out in the near future I am confident Liverpool FC can once again become a dominant force in England once again.


  Some news for PAfc fans. Argyle cuurently have only 15 senier squad players and halmosi's link with Hull looks positive noarrowing the players to just 14, not evan enough for the bench. Luggy is on a scounting trip for the next fort–night and needs to sign at leat 10 squad players these include

Goalkeeper: ben Foster (Man United – loan)

Right back: Mark edworthy (bosman)

back up centre back: craine (Portsmouth – £0.5 million)

right wing: calvin andrew ( Luton – free)

left wing: Matty spring (Luton – free)

2 centrel midfields: keith andrews (MK Dons £1 mil)

David norris (Ipswich £1.5 million)

forward: Tommy mooney (Walsall £300,000)

  Ronalidinho to Chelsea, he wants to work with Scolari again

Marcus Bent to Hull for 3 mill

Deco is not going to Arsenal but is still moving to England with Newcastle

Greg Halford to complete his move to Chalton

  Birmingham City will spend some of the fabrice Muamba money on ben watson from Palace and make a £3 million offer for Michael Chopra from Sunderland.

  i am stunned at what i have just heard

The Glaziers have gone behind Fergies back and agreed a deal with Real over Ronaldo. The fee is apparently £65 million + Sergio Ramos.

THE MORE SHOCKING BIT– Fergie has told the Glaziers he is retiring early because of the yanks going behind his back: All the background staff and some people in high places have joined Fergie in what could prove a revolution at United


100 percent true, Pompey could sign Crouch in a deal that will see him on £60 k a week and a four year contract. Expect this to be confirmed in the next couple of days.

Harry will also move for Richard Dunne and Nobby Solano this week.

He is also keen to bring in another forward and Gudjohnsen fits the bill with a $4 million price tag.

  My old man is on the board at Burnley FC and I can assure you that Kyle Lafferty is being sold for a touch under 4 Million pounds to Glasgow Rangers. This story will break with in a day so please print this up. Kyle is said to be estatic about the move. Burnley likewise.

  Lillian Thuram will be confirmed as a Rangers player after he comes back from the Euros. Also Quaresma will go to Chelsea as they are the only ones who can afford the £32 million that Porto have stated is the minimum amount for him. Liverpool and Inter cannot afford him.

  Let's sort out Arsenal

S Nasri will sign eventually

V Kompany/C Zapata one will sign but Arsene Wenger wants CZ as first choice

Ben Arfa will sign next Summer if he does not move this year Arsene Wenger is giving Rosicky one more season to prove fitness, Also with Eduardo coming back Arsene Wenger is going to moniter him very closely and see if he can come back to top form.

chantome will sign and go in reserves for one year then on loan for one year.

AW likes Frey but will be put off by price tag so will sign S Given to use for 2–3 years until Fabianski is ready for EPL.

M Richards we all no he is an Arsenal fan and would like to join us but he will stay at MC for at least one more year to see where they are going.

Villa will only come if Valencia will accept £20 million and if any of our forwards leave i.e Ade or Van Persie but this is unlikely.

Hleb will stay but only if Arsene Wenger cannot get Y Toure as part of deal.

J Hoyte will go as he knows he will not get first team football at Arsenal with Sagna and Eboue ahead of him.

Bendtner has got one more year to prove his worth as he and Ade are very simmilar.

Gallas might leave as he will be stripped of the armband and with his attitude may just say bye.

P Senderos will be playing in Italy next season but only on loan as Arsene Wenger still believes in him

Fabianski loan to championship if we get S Given.

just what I think might happen?

  Stuttgart forward Mario Gomez will sign for Bayern Munich for between 30–35 mill

  After having a few beers with Charlie Chawke last week he let slip a few of Roy Keane's target's and said they will only sign around six players but if Kenwyne Jones is out for a long time they will break the bank for a top class forward.

Here's the list of players he told me abOut:

J. Evans (Permanent)

P. Scharner

S. Warnock

C. Cuellar

K. Nolan

A. McGeady

S. Ireland

A. Lennon

D. Bent

I. Olic

They've also recieved an offer of around £2.5 million for Marton Fulop from Stoke but will not sell unless they pay an extra million. Mick Brown is currently looking for a top class forward in case Kenwyne Jones is injured for a while.

Future looks bright for Sunderland.


  Hearts to let Calum Elliot and Andy Driver leave, Dundee United and Bristol City respectively.

Hearts hope to sign Andy Dornan from St. Mirren.

  Arsenal fans we at Anfield do not want samir Nasri the ones we want are below:

barry (Rafa asked Gerrard who do you want) 15–17 million

milner (Rafa sees special talent) £6 million

Quaresma (long term target deal done) £14 million

degan (deal done ) free transfer

villa (verbal deal done) £20 million

bridge (waiting on Chelsea) £8 million

total = 63 – 65 £mill

so Arsenal fans sit back and watch the yellow ticker on sky sports.

  BREAKING NEWS. I have just heard from a very reliable source that David Villa has agreed in principle to a move to Anfield this Summer. He is understood to have been offered £100K/week. The fee is yet to be agreed, and here is where it gets interesting. The deal has been driven largely by our "hated" owner Tom Hicks He is fed up with the negative publicity he has received and genuinely wants to bring the title to Anfield before selling up. He is in it for a profit obviously, but he does want to leave Liverpool in better shape than he found it. He is willing to go as high as £25 million for Villa which is likely to be enough to force VAlencia to sell. Forget the Chelsea stories about Villa/Torres/Kaka. just stories leaked by Abramovic to reassure Chelsea fans they are not going down the pan (that'll be left to Big "I'm a raving lunatic" Scolari who will implode under the spotlight of ENglish football and prove yet again Abramovic has sacked a manager too early)

  Watford are in talks with Thomas Buffel, who could be signing on a Free from Rangers.

  I have been informed that Preston North End are looking to take Charlton Athletic forward Izakle Mcleod in a cut price £300,000 deal. He found chaNCES hard to come by last year and aafter Pardew has signed the forwards he wants Mcleod will be surplus to requirements.

Other signings ALan Irvine is looking at are:

Barry Nicholson (free agenT)

Andrew Driver (winger from Hearts) 7000000

Craig Beattie West Bromwich 500000

Grahamm Kavagnah Sunderl;and 100000

Young unknown winger thought to have been scouted at the euros.



Tom Huddlestone (LOAN)

Mark Noble (£2 Mil)

Lee Bowyer (£500 k)

Andy Hammil (LOAN)

  Arsenal Rumours

Arsene Wenger is ready to make his second signing of the season by hijacking Newcastles bid for Arda Turan. Arsenal see Arda as a cheaper and better version of Nasri. The bid will be aroun £8–£10 million for the versatile midfielder. Expect the deal to be concluded when croatia meet Turkey.

Arsenal 4 life

  Kevin Phillips will sign for Barnsley. Phillips was at Oakwell yesterday. Club owner Patrick Cryne has backed Simon Davey with a large transfer kitty but Davey is believed to be keen about using a lot of it to pay Phillip's salary.

  Cannot reveal my sources but this is 99 percent on the money – Celtic will sign Pavluchenko and Stranzl from Spartak Moscow after the Euros. Also expect moves for Maloney and Stephen Fletcher and if Sunderland make an offer of around eight million and Carlos Edwards for McGeady we'll probably accept it.

  Lennon, Huddleston and chimbonda to Villa park, MON is planning a raid on all 3 as they are unwanted by Ramos, £12 million for the lot.

  Celtic – Word from inside Celtic Park is that Boruc will be away after the euros. £12 million to either Newcastle or Aston Villa. Strachan has lined up Igor Akinfeev of cska moscow at £6 million as replacement. Also two other Russians to come in, at left full–back (although he's more midfielder) – Yuri Zhirkov again of cska moscow for £3 million and as cover in central midfield – Sergei Semak of FC rubin for £750 k. A big name forward is also being lined up and Lukas Podolski is in the frame at £10 million, with a spend of around £20 million and Boruc sale of £12 million Strachan will need to offload to balance books a bit. Out will go M Brown, B Balde, T Gravesen, M Donati (despite the denials) S Nakamura, JVoH, C Killen and D Riordan – these players should bring in around £8 million but more importantly will lessen the wage bill considerably. With the iuns/Outs £'s squared off look for a 3 or 4 "squad" additions, up to £4 million total – these may include Noel Hunt – Stephen Craigan – Giorgio Samaras and Harry Kewell.

  The Alonso to Juve deal (14 million) has stalled as Benitez is put off by the insane over valuation of barry (18 million) and is not prepared to have a net loss on the deals. Liverpool are not interested in Nasri (over rated and cannot make a poor French team). With a talented winger arriving after the euros, Benitez believes that a move to Liverpool for Owen could have a motivational impact like Fowlers return. He is also looking into the possibility of rebuilding Duff's career. He is still relatively young and with some careful management would be a good budget option. Crouch has been expected to leave, Benitez likes him and would prefer he stays, Benitez will not guarantee any first team football (unlike Wenger to ramsey). With wingers arriving, Rafa wants to play 2 up front at home next season. The dropped points at home last season would have made them serious contenders.


  All you Arsenal fans saying Liverpool fans need a reality check and we are ppoor look aat your selves and who ever that stupid person is seying bye bye Torres just got something to say bye bye Fabregas.

well anyway my grandad had Ryan Babel in his taxi and Babel told my grandad that Peter Crouch will leave to Portsmouth aroung the 13 miliions point Pennant will go to the Hammers for £6 million Benayoun out tomachester City for £3 million whisle we will sign a big name that is yet to appear

true fan of Lfc.

  I have heard it from the horses mouth (Rafa's wife) that Liverpool will be snapping up David Villa. The transfer will be announced after the Euros. The Reds will also make a move for Hatem Ben Arfa who will fill in at left midfield and Babel playing right wing. Expect a bid for Quaresma to be lodged aswell but I think Mourinho will sign him. Barry will also come with Alonso moving to Juve (Sadly)

The title is coming home to Anfield

  Norwich will sign five players in the next week they will be –Martin patterson–wes hoolhan–Martin Taylor– and two more I cannot remember who they are but I do not lie.

  I can confirm Liverpool ave rejected a £44 million bid for Fernando Torres. They made the enquiry at 18. 00 gmt time on the 14th June through Peter Kenyon but it was rejected immedately by Rick Parry.

  Stockport County want Paul Peschisolido to fire them to League One safety

  Breaking newsthe major signing for the hoops will be unveiled on Friday his name– daniel van buyton– the insider from cfc.

  Rumours from reliable sources

C. Ronaldo will leave for Real Madrid for 50 million and Liverpool will sign Gareth Barry £18 million and Ricardo Quaresma for £25 million David Villa will not be joining Chelsea in a recent press conference he clearly stated that his favourite English team are Arsenal and that is the only English team he wants to play for expect Wenger to get him for £19 million. However Chelsea will sign Deco for £12 million and will there will be a huge battle with Manchester City for Ronaldinho but I expect Chelsea to get him for £40 million. Tottenham will sign David Bentley for £15 million and Roque Santa Cruz will join Arsenal of the Villa deal breaks down for £15 million.

  Likely/possible transfers

Arsenal– Ramsey £5 million, Nasri £12 million, Coupet free, Parejo £12 million.

A. v– Sidwell £5 million, Chimbonda £3 million, Doyle £6 million.

B'burn– Cisse £8 million.

Bolton– Riki £4 million, Harper £3 million, Guthrie (loan).

Chelsea– Deco £10 million, Ronaldinho £15 million, Robinho £20 million.

Everton– Huddlestone £5 million, Shorey £3 million.

Fulham– Adranik, Gera both free,

Hull– Fagan £1 million, Jones £1.5 million, Griffin 250 k.

Liverpool– Dossena £7 million, Villa £18 million, Downing £10 million, Barry £16 million.

Man C– Bentley £15 million, Santa cruz £10 million, Jo £20 million, Samba £4 million.

Man U–Sergio Ramos £13 million.

Boro– Digard £6 million, Bradley £5 million.

N'castle– Marino £6 million, Zigic £8 million.

Pompey– Gudjohnsen £6 million, Mattos £6 million, Mahoto.

Stoke– Gardener £1 million, Harewood £4 million, Quashie £2 million.

S'land– Pennant £6 million,

Tottenham– Krankjar £10 million,

Wba– Taarabt (loan), D. Johnson £2 million.

Whu– Linz £7 million, S. Traore £5 million.

Wigan– Kapo £5 million, Muamba £4 million, Ridgewell £2.5 million.

Team to Watch– Tottenham.

  Swansea City could bid 300 k for the Hammers' Nigel Quashie, he has had a miserable season and is looking to move. He has already made it clear that a move Swansea could be very tempting.

  Motherwell ins:

lappin 100 k

daniels loan (done)

virgo undisclosed (he has strong relasionship with McGhee from there time at brighton)

Motherwell outs:

McCormack Free to Wigan

mensing 2 hamilton

reynolds will stay 4 another season and then will sign for either Everton or gers

  Cov to sign with £7 million budget

mcsheffry swap

maguire swap Aberdeen

Gonzalez sociedad 500 k

cladio Bravo sociedad 600 k

westwood carlise 700 k

gunarson az 200 k

Dyer free

okitz sociedad 400 k

Inigo Díaz de Cerio £1 million

prieto £2 million

igor Sevilla b 100 k

perotti sevila b50 k



released players

kyle 250 k

mcnamee swap Aberdeen

misfud swap

best 1.5

gray free

konastopalas 230 k

ward £3 million Fulham

  Bently (who has said he will leave Blackburn) will sign for Liverpool if they cannot get barry, and expect alsonso to stay.

Chelsea are going to bid for Berbatov and Eto'o

Aston Villa are going to bid for Boruc, who wants to play under his old manager. They will also buy Miguel as he wants a Premier League move. Owen is a possibility but wages could be an issue.

  that is quoted from another rumour on here

"First some of you Liverpool "fans"need a reality check. Van Persie, Bendtner, barry, David Villa, Bentley DREAM ON, your club is skint, you have to sell before you buy. fact. So Torres bye bye"

3 things wrong with that

1. David Villa has already expressed interest in Liverpool, sayng that he is gr8 mates with F. T, and Rafa is like a magnet to him. he thinks he could further his career,

2. Torres has already said he is Staying. like he would go anyway.

3. Barry has already demanded a move. it's a done deal but the money will be undisclosed.

Liverpool outs.

Jermaine Pennant > Unfortunately. good English winger, still fairly young.

Steve Finnan.

Peter Crouch

Andriy Voronin

Charles Itandje

Kewell Already left



Villa (next year)




I'm not even a Liverpool fan.: O

  News from Emirates all bad Wenger for the French job Fabregas to FC Barcelona rvp to AC Milan lots of players going as Hleb broke the news after being told by inter outgoing coach Mancini who had been

sounded out for the job of couse the gooners will ridicule it but I say wait and see it will be hard to take

  Nasri to Arsenal for 14.75 million as a replacement for the departing Fabregas to Madrid/Inter.

Shock Agger departure from Liverpool in the wings, but the arrival of David Villa in the starting lineup should appease the fans.


  Newcastle to sell Milner to LFC if Rafa still has doubts about Bentley's playboy life style. Keegan has no real control of who comes in or out for the Skunks and was told this in no uncertain terms at that meeting in London. He is only a figure head for the fans and is only there because his football school in Scotland was in debt (5 million) which Ashley paid off. The truth.

  The French FA are sounding out Wenger as new national team coach after disaterous euros

  Henry made another plee to Liverpool it looks like he has said once again how he loves Anfield he lovees playing there so I would not be suprised if he ends up there and he is also good mates with Gerrard

  Austria's Andreas Ivanschitz to Everton. very talented left–foot, and a great driving force in midfield. Hes Austria's David Beckham


Ins: Nasri, Ramsey, Zapata, and possibly Frey

Outs: Flamini, Lehmann

Rumours: Frings (unlikely), Van der Vaart (50–50), Ben arfa (likely)

  I could have posted this as a rumour a number of weeks ago but now I have more confirmation I can state with confidence that Liverpool will sign David Villa. When Rafa spoke about a player who speaks English but is not English it was Villa he was talking about. Rafa is not a man to let anything slip, but he was so relieved to be able to seal a deal after all the media speculation regarding his future, that he could not resist mentioning it, as he knew it secured his own long term future at Anfield. Wait and see.

  Euro 2008 rumours:

Klaas Jan Huntelaar to Real Madrid, Bayern munich

Roman pavluchenko to Juve or Fiorentina

Van der vaart to Arsenal, Ac Milan, or Inter

arda turan to Juve or Villarreal

Orlando Engelaar to Ajax or ManChester City

  My names Michael woods an I play for Chelsea reserves and the news that is going round is that as soon as Big Phil takes the reigns at the bridge is he will make a £22 million bid for Ryan Babel to test Benitez's resolve

  Latest news

With Rafa bid to secure funds from the yanks to bid for Villa and Barry failing all Liverpool fans and some fans from other clubs who also think that the yanks are ruining the beautiful English game will stage a protest against Hicks when he comes to England next month. We aim to make his life hell from now on until he sells to DIC.

Surley he knows as well as Gillett does that with the new loan they took out they will not be able to keep the clubs finances afloat for more than three seasons.

Ins with yanks

Degan done

Dossena done

Hart 5– £8 million (loan to City)

Milner 12 mill/j Cole 10 mill

ohara 7 mill

Johnson 7 mill

poss Barry but if we cannot secure him we'll keep Alonso

Also hopefully the return of Michael Owen


Crouchie 10–14 million (bidding war between pompy, Newcastle and Sunderland)

Finnan 2–3 million Athletico/wba/Newcastle

Itanje 1–3 million Nice/PSG

Pennant £7 million Newcastle

Riise £6 million Villa/Newcastle

  News just in

Liverpool are in talks with Federico Fazio from Sevilla over a £4 million euro move

y n w a

  Arsenal de sarandi midfielder Alejandro Darío Gómez is in talks with Liverpool

  Liverpool have snapped up Estudiantes Argentine u–20 star Pablo Piatti and will anounce it by 2second June

  Man United will accept a bid of £70 million + Sergio Ramos for Cristiano Ronaldo. Sergio Ramos will provide a huge help at a Right–Back position which has been hard for United to fill through the whole of the 07/08 season. A defense of Ramos, Ferdinand, Vidic and Evra would give Ferguson exactly what he wants in front of Van Der Sar.

The £70 million transfer money will not be fully spent. Though Alex Ferguson will enquire about David Bentley as a possible replacement for the Portugese international.

  Chelsea top 4

David Villa – £32 million

Quaresma – £20 mill

Deco – £10 mill

Ronaldinho – £22 million

Chelsea future

  Palace Rumours

Either Victor Moses will be sold – Tottenham are in the driving seat, or Scannell will go the Villa – Jordan is just waiting to see who the best offer is from before deciding.

Watson is off – Jordan wants rid after his penalty miss cost Palace promotion.

Ins – Huckerby or Nade


  David Villa has recently Distanced himself from a move to Chelsea. The reason he has done this is so Chelsea are put off making a bid. D. Villa has been told to do this to realise his dream of teaming up with Torres at Liverpool. With Chelsea out of the picture, Liverpool will try to complete a very secretive move (much like the Babel deal last Summer). A fee of £17 million, rising to £22 million will be agreed.

Liverpool will finally secure deals for Quaresma, Barry and Milner, to accompany the Degen and Dossena deals.

This will complete Liverpool's incoming Summer transfers.

= g=

  Newcastle will confirm the signing of Turkeys Turan once the Turks are out of the European Championships. Also NUfc will attempt to sign Berbetov enabling him to fulfill his ambition to play for the Newcastle. Now that KK is ready to return to his desk, expect plenty of transfer activity and a number of surprises.

For all you Man United fans, I have heard on good authority that Ronaldo has ordered 2 left hand drive Bentleys to be delivered to Spain. Do not know how long the waiting list is though so you might get one more season out of him although I expect him to leave shortly.

  OLD FIRM 100 percent TRUE


Seedorf FREE

Samaras 2.75 mil

Riquelme 4 mil

Thuram FREE

Giggs £6 million

huddlestone loan

and finally. Podolski for Boruc

manky mob

Velicka 1 mil

Reynolds £2 million

  Ian Harte will sign for Wolverhampton Wanderers by this Friday. This is a nailed on fact

  This is what is going to happen this Summer

First off– Ronaldo will state he will stay at Man United as he has a contract and wants to be a legend there (although he is planning on leaving when Sir Alex retires)

This will allow Man United to renew their Summer dealings, and they will submit a £28 million bid for David Villa with Klaas Hunterlaar as the second choice of about £14 million and Santa Cruz third choice of £11 million. UNITED will also bid for Lahm £12 million.

Arsenal will sign Nasri for £12.5 million after the Euros, he is stumbling of the length of the contract. Arsenal will also bid for Peter Crouch (£6 million) p/Ex Bendtner. They have also had enquiries about Makoun believed to be priced at £14 million. Hleb will join FC Barcelona for £11.5 million. Also on Arsenal's radar is Krancjar £10 million. and Mexes £9 million.

Chelsea will sell Drogba to Inter for £18 million and try to replace him with Benzema, however a deal looks unlikely and will have to settle for Luis Fabiano and Robinho (Brazil Links), DEco will also sign as will Arshavin– £15 million.

Liverpool will sign Quersema and Gomis for £14 million each. Followed by Samba for £6.75/

Reliable sources

  Hull City are in talks with Marcus Bent. he is currently unhappy at his club. Also I have also heard that Hull have been in talks with shock signings of Paul Scholes and Harry Kewell.

  Watch as Newcastle empty the already paper thin squad of it's over paid under atchievers. The obvious Smith, Duff, Barton, Geremi and Viduka as well as Owen as his goals cost £1.5 million each according to reports, Martins who cost £10 million but a payment over 4–5 years so by selling now Newwcastle would make a profit. Given is also likely to give way to a Harper/Robinson partnership with Arsenal or Celtic looking like his new club. Taylor, Beye, Faye and Harper are the only ones who look like they are already on the team sheet. Newcastle will start to build with the likes of Kaboul of Tottenham and Gardener being mentioned along with Fulham's Steven Davis, Readings Kitson and Liverpool's Danny Guthrie. It's supposed to be part of the new master plan. Acceptable wages for good players with the likes of Everton and Blackburn proving the intitial blueprint.


  Lfc Rumours

Liverpool are in negotiations with Valencia for a £28 million pound move for David Villa.

Alonso will not go to Juve because Rafas asking price of £18 million. instead he will go to FC Barcelona.

Barry will sign for £16 million an Pennant. why I do not no. £16 million haha

the next sub goalie will be shay givin. he will cum on the cheap and they will have first choice to sign Riise.




krancjar (Crouch opposite way first chioce to sign)







Anderson (loan)



  stoke city news stoke city news.

Stoke City have formed a alliance with 3 Austrlian A–League clubs in the hope to attract young Australian talent as over the years there have been many ranging from Craig Johnson through to Harry Kewell to Tim Cahill to Mark Viduka to Brett Emerton to Lucas Niel to Scott McDonald etc, you get my drift. Anyway Stoke are looking at developing players such as Archie Thompson, Rodrigo Varhas and Robert Rigby from Melbourne Victory and also Mark Milligan from Sydney. remember from the GUTZ down under.

The A league is improving with a decent competition and good full time structure so do not be to suprised to see more Europen clubs raiding our shores.

  Astute aobservations are sometimes more telling than rumours, but has anyone noticed the way David Villa runs to Torres with his celebrations, it is as if the two are inseperable, Ok I know it's team spirit etc. but their body language says a lot more, I think the two will be playing alongisde each other this coming season and Villa looks as if he's relishing it. I hope the rumours on this board about Queresma are right because he's a top drawer player. It's nice to see Liverpool are going for the cream, even Barry is a revelation for England and puts Lampards position under great threat. As previously posted by myself I cannot see Rafa going for Bentley his ego is too self satisfying, but he is a very good player just a shame about his self important ego, he should have more respect for Beckham.

  CELTIC are looking at some very big name players. Sadly we cannot afford these sort of players in their prime, but discussions are being held to try to convince LILIAN THURAM from FC Barcelona and CLARENCE SEEDORF from Milan to end their careers at Parkhead. Both loved the atmosphere of Celtic Park when they played there on Champions League nights and that could swing it. Riquelme is in no hurry to return to Europe (and if he did he would not be coming to Scotland), but look out for a bid for PABLO AIMAR from relegated Zaragoza.

  With Fabrice Muamba departing St. Andrews, Alex McLeish is looking to replace the England U–21 with someone who can pass a football.

Highly rated Andrew Surman of Southampton fits the bill, however McLeish may deem him a costly risk at £4 million and may plump for other options.

As for these other options, the Birmingham scouts have closely watched the European Championships and identified Lokomotiv Moscow's Romanian meastro Răzvan Cociş, Poland and Legia Warsaw star Roger Guerrerio and Anderlecht's Czech midfielder Jan Polak as possible additions.

Also, Birmingham are to prove their special relationship with Arsenal has not died after the Eduardo incident by making a shock loan move for Mexican youngster Carlos Vela. Vela needs first team experience, which despite Wenger's claims in May, Aaron Ramsey will be getting instead of Vela.

Wenger has conceded that Vela needs experience of English football and he would rather send him to Birmingham than Osausuna to prove his worth and to help him develop like Nicklas Bendtner has done.

  I have it on good authority that Juan Roman Riquelme will be Celtics major signing this Summer. WGS has been promised a war chest and he wants Riquelme, who has been told of the good life at Parkhead from former FC Barcelona teammate Henrik Larrson. Also, expect Peter Crouch at Parkhead within the next month.

  A couple of facts I have just heard.

Aston Villa had a £15 million offer rejected for Bently.

Everton, are willing to sell Andy Johnson, and the Hammers are willing to listen to offers for most of their team.

  As a massive Newcastle fan, I hate to admit this but I can only see the club going backwards. Ashely has forced through a mandate where the salary cap will be £40,000 per week. This will only result in us losing more players and regressing even further. We have been linked to a lot of players over the last few weeks/months but as of yet we have not even made attempts to secure our two most valuable assets (Taylor and Owen), who I think will be sold in the Summer to make way for more over–priced rubbish. The only bid we have put in is a bid for Plymouth youngster Spears of £150,000 and this was rejected. It is a shame as there was a massive air of optimism around the Newcastle when KK returned only for Ashley to run the club as an office not a football team. Hopefully there will be some positive activity with Arda Turan snapped up (has looked good for Turkey) and maybe a creative midfielder. but to be honest I am not holding my breath.

Peace out


  EFC Rumours: Everton have emerged as favourites to land highly rated Blackburn attacking winger/forward David Bentley after he admitted he wanted to leave Blackburn. Bentley is the star forward who has been linked with a move to us for a while now but it has all been kept hush hush until David spoke out openly on Sunday. It is believed that Bentley favours staying in the north west as he is settled in his Chesire home but has admitted to his friends he does not fancy a move to Liverpool as he does not like the rotation policy that the Fat Spanish Waiter (AKA Rafa Benitez) employs. He is also a keen admirer of David Moyes and believes he can break into the England squad with EFC after seeing LeScott and Jagielka do the same.

Manuel Fernandes is also on the brink of finally securing a permanent move to Everton after we agreed a deal with Valencia – rumoured to be £6 million on a two year deal.

Arshavin and Joaquin are also in early negotiations with Everton via their representatives and basically Everton will sign whichever of the two seems to be the cheaper option (transfer fee and wages etc) as they are very similar players. Arshavin has openly admitted his fondness of The Pride of Merseyside while Joaquin believes he will do a good job in England and has been well sdvised to join by his friend Mikel Arteta who has stated once and for all his desire to stay at EFC.

Other possible signings are Hennessy from Wolves (£4 million) Ribeiro (Bristol City £750,000), Bradley (£5 million) from Heerenveen, Kallstrom (approx £6 million from Lyon) and Jimmy Bullard is also being strongly linked in a bargain £3 million deal.

Drew The True Blue EFC COYB


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