Football Rumours Archive March 17 2008


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Sir Alex said that he will never let go of C. Ronaldo, even if it is a great deal, he is the worlds best player.

Saha and Wes Brown for Berbatov + £16 million.

  The Hammers will make a few changes next season such as. Ashton being sold to Newcastle. Zamora and Etherington will be sold to a promoted teams, likely to be West Bromwich or Stoke. Hayden Mullins will be loaned out to Fulham and Calum Davenport will be sold to Bristol. Nigel Quashie will move to Watford and Darren Bent will come in for £10 million. Players such as Freddie Sears, John Paintsil and Kyel Reid will be given more first team opportunities as Alan Curbishly thinks they are ready to step up.

Thank you for Reading. = ) S10

  MON has struck deals to bring the following to VP in the Summer ;

P Mertesacker

Nicolae Dica

Lucas Podolski

Also coming, will be young talent from UK (Vokes and un–named Chelsea midfielder – cannot give the name as news has not leaked out yet. )

The Bodymoor Mole. not rumours, just the facts.

  Unfortunately for Liverpool fans, Xabi Alonso and his wife want to bring up their child in Spain and so he could be moving on this Summer although Benitez is hoping to persuade him to hold out until the following Summer when he hopes that Lucas would have come through.

Sergio Aguero will come in next season and work alongside Fernando Torres up front although will operate just behind Torres. Philip Lahm will come in for £8 million. Benitez will rotate Aguero with Babel as he looks to bring them both into the first team. If Benitez cannot bring in Lahm, he will look to sign either Heinze or Bridge.

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  Berbatov has been linked with a Summer move to Real Madrid for £50 million, according to sources close to the club. Ramos will use the money to strengthen the squad with: Figo (Free), van der Vaart (£18 million), Adriano (£20 million), Bentley (£10 million), Thuram (£2 million).

  Arsenal to land cannizares from Valencia. Richards from City Mexes from roma. Menez from Monaco ben arfa from lyon. Benzema from Lyon and Eto'o from FC Barcelona. Wenger knows he has to spend big. This Summer will be it.

  I can confirm that Rafael Benitez is having scouts watch the following players:

Rafinha – Rafa sees him as the long term replacement for Finnan. – Rated at approx. £6.5 million

Jefferson Farfan – Similar to Babel, can play anywhere in AM or ST. Will replace Kewell in squad. – Rated at approx £11 million

Juan Arango – Can play LW, CAM or SS. – Rated at approx £8 million

Oscar Trejo – Rafa is convinced this guy will be a success, will be bought in on loan to replace Voronin with a view to a permanent deal if all goes well. – LOAN

Sergio Aguero – Will be the big signing of the Summer, can play SS or ST. – Rated at approx £20 million

PLease note these are only players that will be watched in coming weeks and are by no means certain signings. Expect another defender to be scouted but do not know who.

Leaving Liverpool is likely to be Crouch, Voronin, Pennant, Kewell, Riise, Carson.

Promoted from reserves will be Insua only. Nemeth will be given another season at reserve level to prove himself totally as will Pacheco but they still may feature at some stage next season.


This Summer will be about quality rather than quantity.


David Bentley £15 million package (£9 million cash + Pennant)

If not Bentley, then expect a move for Rafael van der Vaart (£15 million)

Klas Jan Huntelaar £14 million

Ezequiel Garay (Racing Santander) £9 million

If Alonso leaves expect a move for Portsmouth's Lassana Diarra. Liverpool could use Peter Crouch as bait for the impressive French midfielder who would be ideal for the two screening midfielders favoured now by Rafa.


Scott Carson £6 million (Villa)

Harry Kewell (free)

Jermaine Pennant £6 million

Sebastien Leto (loan)

Jack Hobbs (loan)

Peter Crouch £10 million

Alonso (Possible – £14 million)

LFC's net spend will be around £15–20 million.

  News from the lane news regarding false rumour gossip.







David Villa

Aaron ramsey







Joe Lewis

3 un–named Spanish youth player's

do not believe the rest of the so called gossip regarding thfc

  David Moyes is keen to push Everton into the Champions League next season more than this and will make his intentions clear in the Summer by adding the Scottish Premier League top scorer, Scott McDonald and Ajax forward, Klaas Jan Huntelaar. Moyes will also add Fulham's Jimmy Bullard and will move for Aaron Lennon but only if he is forced to sell Arteta. Moyes will offload Andy Johnson to make way for the two new forwards.

Scott McDonald will cost £8 million, Klaas Jan Huntelaar will cost £10.5 million and Jimmy Bullard will cost £3.5 million. Kenwyne Jones is also a target.

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  Didier Deschamps will take over as Newcastle manager this Summer regardless of whether the club are in the Premier League or relegated to the Championship. However only f they remain in the top flight, he will bring in Pavel Nedved, Mauro Camoranesi and David Trezeguet from Juve. He will hang on to Martins

He will also bring in Claude Makalele from Chelsea and Abdoylaye Meite from Bolton Wanderers. He will recall David Rozehnal from Lazio. He will play Meite at right back and N'Zogbia at left back and push to get Newcastle in the top 7.

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  DIC will now wait until the Summer, and launch a FULL takeover, as they know that hicks has a 90 day Clause to find the funds to buy gilletts half, they will offer gillett a price they know hicks will not be able to match, and as hicks will not want a 50–50 partnership, hicks will reluctently sell. al maktoum has stated he "does not even want to profit, just wants the kudos of owning Liverpool football club" which is now why he is prepared to play hardball with hicks, unfortunately chances are the deal will not complete until a couple of weeks into next season, so big money for transfers will probably have to wait until following season.

the insider

  Crystal Palace ins/out


Danny Webber

Dexter Blackstock

Rui Marques

Scott Sinclair loan

Dean Brill

Mark Yeates

Chris Morgan


Jeff Hughes

Tony Craig

Scott Flinder loan

Mark Kennedy

Shefki Kuqi

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With Spanish club Valencia set 2 move 4 David Bentley in the Summer, could also see Arsene Wenger make a move 4 Bentley also and resign him.

  David Healy and Robert Earnshaw will join Crystal Palace on loan this week

  Brazilian progidy Apodi of Vitoria club is soon t sign for Chelsea while Diogo of Portuguesa will go to Arsenal

  Liverpool will make a few changes to the main squad and will get rid of the dead weights., Lets face it Kuyt was bought to score 20 league goals and that has not happened, but he still has high regards in Holland so will go back there for £8 million, outs, Carson £8 million, Voronin £2.5 million, Finnan £2 million, Pennant £7 million, guthrie £3 million, Ins Aaron Lennon £8 million, Dani Alves £13 million, ones od bridge £4 million, a Cole £7 million, KaKaladze £4 million or Heinze £4 million, and watch out for a cheeky £15 million combined bid for the unhappy Henry and Gudjohnsen at FC Barcelona, xabi is going nowher he is one of Rafas irreplacables. when DIC takeover you will see a steady flow of good English youngsters come through and some forein players in the mould of xabi, Mascherano, Torres

  IF Newcastle stay up Gilberto Silva and Diego will form the new look midfield at SJP.

Michael Owen will head back the NW with City favourites but look out for some suprise last minute interest. Ashton is likely to join the ranks and so too is Bent and Sidney Gouvou.

  Figo Is In Talks With Queens Park Rangers

And Will Be The Highest Paid Player In second League

  Newcastle have already secured deals to bring Thierry Henry and Deco from FC Barcelona in the Summer, but only on the condition that they stay in the Premier League.


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