Football Rumours Archive April 18 2007


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Latest Rumers I have heard on the grape vine: -


D. Bent


Micha Richards

Billy Sharp

Ricardo Quresma

Aston Villa





Real Madrid


I recently say Dimitar Berbatov coming out of Anfield with a big smile on his face I know this because I work in the ticket office at Anfield rumours around here have it that he is close to signing for £15 million plus Jermaine Pennant.

MFabrice Muamba

The on loan Arsenal midfielder has impressed several clubs this season at Birmingham, he Many clubs have noticed him this season like Fulham, Reading, Newcastle and Everton expect a 2 mill to 3 mill to secure the player.

Luton will submit planning permission for a 25, 000 seater stadium in July.

Scott Parker has told Roeder he wants a move away from Newastle back to London as he finds ewcastle to be a boring city and the club to be unambitious.

Dave Pinkney will hand new Luton manager Kevin Blackwell a transfer budget of £1million in the summer and half of what Luton receive if Leon Barnett leaves. Blackwell is targeting: Sean Gregan, Ritchie Jones, Andrew Frampton and Jermaine Easter.

Arsenal Bulletin

Possable move by Celtic 4 Flamini, expect a possable swap deal with AFC and NUFC with Parker moving 2 AFC and Aliadire moving NUFC . Muamba 2 sign 4 Birmingham city with maybe another AFC player going on loan 2 Birmingham city .

Arsenal: Thierry Henry will finally move on this Summer, and not to Barca where everyone expects, but back to Italy with Inter Milan. Massimo Moratti has the funds to make it happen, Henry loves the club, and would jump at the chance to link up with Patrick Vieira again. With the money, Arsenal will sign Samuel Eto'o, who is younger and enthusiastic about a move to the Premiership, having accomplished everything he wants to achieve in Spain. Also joining the club will be Jonathan Woodgate in a straight swap for Reyes. Kolo Toure will move to Right back, or defensive midfield should Gilberto decide to make the move to Juventus.

Manchester United will sign Owen Hargreaves and Morten Gamst Pedersen for a total of £26 Million. No other signings will be made by Alex Ferguson.

Chelsea will sign Micah Richards (£12Million), Tal Ben Haim (free) and Inter Milan Striker Adriano. The fee for Adriano will be small as Chelsea will be including Hernan Crespo in the deal.

Liverpool will raid Spain again, with Daniel Alves coming in primed for a right sided midfield role. Joaquin will also be signed. Benitez will not be buying any strikers, Bellamy, Kuyt and Crouch will all stay.

The other big transfers this Summer will be Dean Ashton's move to Newcastle, Pavel Nedved's move to Spurs, and Arjen Robben's move to Real Madrid.

Afc rumours

well next season were going to see Arsene Wengers best side yet from the word go they will be looking to win the championship so all of Europe should be aware. they will make sevaral changes to their squad as Arsenal will have money to spend in the summer.

the following will be signing

SAMUEL ETO he's a great admirer of Mr Wenger and would love to work for him, he will be the ideal partnher for Henry.

FRANK RIBERY well as we all seen in the world cup this guy is amazing and will provide flair and goals. he will play on the right wing which will mean Hleb may move on.

JONATHAN WOODGATE a class centre back, he will partner Gallas and Toure will play at right back and Eboue will move on.

a class keeper will also sign.



Yesterday Real Madrids Predrag Mijatovic finalised a deal for Diego from Werder Bremen for 13 million euros (£8.5million) this transfer will go through on 23rd of July for reasons on Werder Bremens side that I will not go into. This is aswell as the pre-contract agreement that Real Madrid definitely have with Cristophe Metzelder. Within the next two months there will be ongoing discussions with Sporting Lisbon over Nani and moutinho these will be particulary long and drawn out due Sportings close relationship with Manchester United FC. Manchester United are interested in both players as replacements for Giggs and Scholes resplectively however Real are willing to pay up to 50 million Euros (£33 million) for the pair nearly twice what Man United are offering who also want to keep an English core especially as they have Danny Rose and Michael Barnes in the same position at youth level. If by late August Arsenal have not significantly strengthened there squad Cesc Fabregas has informed Mijatovic he would be willing to sign for Real as he doesn't want to spend another season without any success and Carrying the whole team again however Arsenal would not like to see their star player leave so it could take 50 million euros although Woodgate may be used to sweeten the deal if Cannavaro decides to stay on another year. These are all true. Calderon will seriously splash the cash to stop a fifth trophyless year.

Liverpool will sign eto'o, Ribery and distin

St Mirren Striker, John Sutton will make his to heart of midlothian at the end of the season.

Scott Brown of Hibernian FC.

Is set to be in a £4.5m tug of war between Everton, Tottenham, Bolton, Middlesborogh and Celtic.

Other teams in the running Charlton and Rangers have pulled out, due to lack of funding.

The Dynamic Scottish midfielder's preferance was to join one of Scotlands 'Old Firm' to showcase his talents on the Champions League stage, but Rangers have been priced out of a move and Celtic are pondering numerous other targets.

To the person who said "Ashton will not be leaving West Ham has no1 seen the reports saying he won't leave he owes it to the Hammers fans. " - Look back a few months. He said the same thing at Norwich before he left there. He will start the season at the Hammers, then once he has played a couple of games and proven that he is fit, he will leave - before the end of the summer window.

Some Norwich rumours are;

Going out:




Louis Jean

Drury (as Lappin will take his place)

Gallacher (loan initially)


Jarvis (Ryan) on loan

In will be:

Ostenbor (Crewe - Free)

Either Marshall (Celtic) or Alexander (Cardiff - Free)

Fotheringham will get a 1 year deal with an option for an extension

Dublin will be given a 1 year extension

Expect an older (experienced defender) and a lower league midfielder

Next years squad will be a similar size, but the higher wage players (thorne, McVeigh, Gallacher, Drury) will be replaced with the youth or lower league (except Marshall)


big summer for Reading . seol, Sidwell and stack are defnatly leaving . long, cruz, oster, sodje, bennett, golbourne, Brown all out on loan .

bringing in - Zamora ( West Ham ), Brunt ( sheff wed ), reo - coker ( West Ham ), S. Davis ( Portsmouth )

gk - hahnemenn, federici, anderson ( up from acadamey )

defense - shorey, sonko, ingimarsson, murty, Halford, gunnarson, cruz, bennett, sodje, Brown, golbourne .

midfield - S. Davis, Halford, gunnarson, C. brunt, Hunt, convey, little, harper, Henry ( up from acadamey ), oster .

strikers - Zamora, lita, kitson, doyle, long .

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