Football Rumours Archive August 18 2008


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To the person who says neil warnock wants to sign dwight yorke, good luck with that one because he has an injury and will be out for a few month so dont think he will pass a medical you idiot. Anyway keano has bidded for benni(blackburn) and anton ferdinand, these two signings would be different class.
  To the guy who said united will sign ashley young for 20 million. .thats really funny because he has Today asked for a new contract at villa. with carew and agbonlahor gettin new contracts. .young has said in an interview that he will be looking for a new contract with a higher salary as in talks with villa regarding a new one. So the young to united rumour. .isnt a very good one. even though i am not a villa fan, i cant see this comming off.
Now onto my team. Spurs, unfortunatley Arshavins agent has said spurs will not be signing the player as We are not willing to pay Zenits asking price.
  To all the Liverpool fans saying they will sing Affeley, dream on. He is NOT Chelsea owned as suggest by the Orient fan, but as PSV are Chelsea's feeder club Chelsea get first choice on every player. If Liverpool come in with a bid, they have to say to Chelsea do you want this player, if we say yes the Liverpool bid is rejected and Chelsea accepted. If Liverpool have put in a bid for him, Chelsea's first reaction will be your not having him and will say to PSV they want him meaning HE WILL NOT GO TO LIVERPOOL! MAKING HISTORY NOT LIVING IN IT.
  RANGERS NEWS: andy webster will complete a loan move to motherwell next week with mark reynolds heading in the opposite direction for 2 million pounds. That will be all the signings completed with 19.5 million spent in total. Expect daniel cousin to sign for a newly promoted premiership team and brahim hemdani to join birmingham
  Just come back from Evertons training ground, Finch Farm after a meeting this evening ( I am local scout) and the talk was of Stephen Appiah due in for talks tomorrow.
Apparantly he has been released by FIFA from his contract with Fenerbache (due to mis diagnosis of an injury ??) so is a free agent.Would be a superb replacement for Carsley if deemed fit, but would command high wages. Soething expevted by wednesday – quite a positive buzz around the place!
  I work as a industrial cleaner nd was cleanin ibrox today and peter lovenkrands was at ibrox ,, i am a rangers fan and i do not want this dud back !!! walter must stop going into the past and bring fresh faces in !
  Everton will sign both M'Bia and Moutinho. They should sign Smith as he has said to me "he hopes to go to Everton" but will KK let him go?. With Evertons tight budget, they look to loan a striker, these being either Love, Shevchenko or Adriano from inter. If these loan deals are rejected, as Love's has recently been, Everton will move for Michael Owen.
  Newcastle Want to bring in Alaxede Song from arsenal on loan, but face competition from pompey who also want to bring in the young french man,

Rafeal Bentiez will move for alberto zapater from zargoza if all hopes of gareth barry moving has ended,

finally, Pompey will move for loan deals for lee young pyo from tottenham, hugo viana from valencia, and friazer campbell but only if man u secure the signing of berbatov, cruz, huntlaar, or gomez
  EPL gone australian?

Jason Culina – PSV
Mark Bresciano– US Palermo
Vince Grella– Torino
Mark Milligan– Free agent

These four austrlian internationals have all recieved interest from EPL clubs Blackburn,Man City and fullham and a keen for a new challenge of playing EPL after having much sucess in repsective compititions. FUllahm have already made 7.7 million pound bid on grella so watch out for these names to be joinign epl soon
  I just want to clear something up because everybody seems to have it wrong. Barry is cup–tied in the UEFA Cup all season, but is eligible to play in the Champions League when the knock–out rounds start in February 2009. Assuming Liverpool will get past Standard Liege (a big assumption based on how poor they were in the first leg and against Sunderland), and are able to get out of the group stage, Barry can play for them in the knock–outs. He couldn't play for them however if they finish third in the group and are relegated to the UEFA Cup. Of course he can play for 'Pool in both domestic cups.
  Xabi alonso is cup tied people so stop linking him with arsenal its not gonna happen. .on monday afternoon wenger will announce the signing of Anthony Annan after a succesful trial. .
  David healey spotted in glasgow and ive heard hes rangers daft put 2 and 2 together
  Liverpool will still sign 2/3 players this window depending on sales. Tom Hicks has told Rafa that money is available to sign wide players and IF Benitez can sell Xabi then he will also be allowed to sign Barry. Players being considered for the wide positions are:

R. Drenthe – Enquiry made about season loan with view to £9m signing, looks favorite to sign for the left.

S. Downing – If Benitez can't sign Barry then he will drop interest in Drenthe and approach Middlesborough, this is unlikely due to the probability of Barry joining.

Joaquin – Valencia have made Benitez aware of their willingness to sell on some of their bigger players, Joaquin being the one Rafa is interested in, £11m should do the trick.

J. Blaszkowski – 22yr old Dortmund winger, back up option to Joaquin, valued at about £7m.

Players possibly leaving Anfield are Finnan, Alonso and Voronin.
  Hamburg will clinch the signing of 4.5mil Andrey Voronin from Liverpool

Liverpool will use that money to invest in Royston Drenthe for 6mil rising to 7.5mil.

Liverpool will also move for the polish right winger for 7.5mil.

Rafa also wants another striker and has not ruled our Eidur Gudjohnsen for 5mil.
  To the guy saying about Ibrahim Affelay belonging to Chelsea in the same fashion as the Alex deal. Affelay began his career in a small amateur club called Elinkwijk(not sure of the spelling).PSV are his first professional club so its unlikely that Chelsea brought him to the club for a percentage deal. Chelsea did however bring a brazilian player back who they "parked" there. A 23 yo cb.rb called Alcides Alves, he was at benfica for a while too.he must be some player. The Daily Mail reported Chelski were picking up the tab on his 75,000 euro a week contract.
  Newcastle will go for former Hamburg FB Sorin and current Hamburg LB Atouba. Sorin can play in several positions on the left. Another country man to keep Coloccini and Jonas company will be Saviola. Rumours of another Mallorcan player looks like it be Trejo.
As stated several times before Keegan will deploy Milner at CM in a Barry like role.
  Arsenal News
Alonso will sign up if Barry enter LFC.
Man ure will sign Berbatov, they have a lot of striker but only their winger (CR) can score goal.

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