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Having missed out on Aimar, Keegan could swoop for fellow countryman

Riquelme £7 million
Gudjohnsen £5.5 million
Zigic £8 million
s W philips £12 million
S Warnock £5.2 mill
  Loony Goonz, Huge dude, micheal Chopra territory, HILARIOUS.
i could not agree more with what you said though.
i had posted just a few days ago that Aguero is going to be the NEW NO. 7 at Man United. And all the sites are now reporting that a bid for a "player" has been lodged. This is either Berbatov or aguero. They will need to pursue Berbatov more feverishly now as FC Barcelona are also interested.
one guy to look forward to could be Carlos Vela from Arsenal. Arsene just might stick with him atleast until the January window.
ADU did not impress Man United when he was their on trial a coupla years ago. but another name being linked with Man United is Alexis Sanchez, young winger from Udinese.
i have a bad bad feeling that Downing might leave if Liverpool do not finda winger soon. but I hope he does not the as the sqaud looks ready to push for a UeFa Cup spot and we really need him.

Another name who could make a big impact is Jeremy Menez, my god I have posted a tonna times for this guy on BORO forums. He is an exceptional talent. Menez and Yaya Toure were probably the best midfield in France a coupla years back
hez the new zizou not NASRI although what do I know compared to Senor Wenger.

Thats ALL
  With all these rumours going around about who's buying who for how many million, being an Everton fan, I am very concerned over the general lack of activity especially at Goodison Park. I do not beleive Mr Moyes will depart as he has unfinished business and would question whether he really wants to lose Andy Johnson. LeScott and Yobo are more than happy to continue their careers with EFC so will not be going to Arsenal. As to Mr Moyes, why would he go to Man. you anyway? If someone has any genuine information and not the usual B. ks please could they post it. We all know Arshavan, Owen or any other high priced, high wage demanding pre–madonna is not coming to Goodison so please do not post it. We have a wage ceiling which will not allow the likes of a £120,000 per week demanding player to sign. Can any body assist?

The Worcestershire Blue Nose.
  If West Bromwich want meite off us for £1.5 million snatch there hands off he is the worst defender in the league by far, Nicky Hunt is better and that is saying something. anyway the harper deal has gone cold with a move for Koumas being touted, not sure about him either. what ever happens in the next few weeks megson needs at least three more players in to build the squad up a bit.
  Leeds transfer news:
players leaving Elland Road this Summer include David Prutton to Hull and Peter Sweeney to Queens Park Rangers. Jay Bothroyd will sign today or tomorrow and also expect Frank Quedrue, Jon Parkin and Chris Greenacre to sign soon.
  Dave Kitson to sign for Stoke City today (17th) for £2 million + a futher £2 million dependant on goals and Stoke Success,
Carson will not be coming to Stoke however, he is holding out for a move to either Blackburn or Middlesboro so the Potters will reignite their interest in Marton Fulop.
  WEST BROM news:

Jermaine Pennant is reported to be on the manager's hitlist along with pavlyuchenko and Scott Carson.
Scott Carson could sign by the end of next week to solve the baggies' goalkeeper crisis.
Chris Eagles is also wanted by boss Tony Mowbray as a replacement for outgoing Zoltan Gera.
out–of–favour Leroy Lita is also being linked with a move to the Hawthorns, however Reading seem reluctant to sell after their relegation to the championship.
another Reading star linked with the Baggies is ibrahimo Sonko who Tony Mowbray is apparently desperate to land.

Albion left–back Paul Robinson, however, is reported to be unhappy with the competition for places after the capture of Slovakian Marek Cech but could stick it out and fight for his first team place, only if he is not offered as a player + cash bid for Bolton defender Meite who is not in manager Gary Megson's good books following a reported incident during a match with Man United.

New Albion signing Graeme Dorrans could be sent out on loan either back to Scotland with hamilton academical or staying in England with Scunthorpe being reported to be interested.

4 West Bromwich youngsters Adrian Manchester (def), stefan Morrison (fwd), Jack Compton (fwd), Lee baker (def) are to be released by newly promoted West Bromwich.

my sources are private but very reliable
  By next week Sunderland will have signed Gudjohnson, Goian and also wait for it. Robben
  I do not claim to know anyone and have only posted on occations where I hear persistant rumours.

Not long ago I said that Barry would not be moving to Liverpool as they simply do not value him any higher than £15 million. This will prove the case as it seems Villa are sticking to the ridiculous £18 million asking price and Alonso's move to Juve falling through. I would be surprised if Arsenal make a move although if they did do not be surprised if they sign him far less than the £18 million asking price quoted to Liverpool.

Liverpool look to be on the plan c list as the money situation has seen them priced out of moves for Villa, Silva, Aquero and Keane. By plan C I mean A, Villa–Silva–Barry B, Keane–Bentley–Aquero possibility of C, Riera –Milner two wingers and no stiker. Rafa knows he has Babel to ply up front if needed and with Voronin and Kuyt also a forward is not top priority. Some young players will still come in to compete with the ever growing reserve/youth team.
Progression is the key. Closer to leaders all season in league and a better domestic cup run would be decent with the financial restrictions. Anything in Europe is bonus although do not be surprised to see Liverpool in another Semi Final or more.
  Hammers Hot Rumours

Matt Etherington is on his way to Charlton.

Agreed to join the Addicks subject to trial match when they get back from training camp. Will be in the team for the game against Dover next Wednesday
  I have heard this morning that Stoke are preparing a bid for Cardiff City's Joe Ledley – with a possible player + cash exchange.

Hoping to beat off the interest also shown by Blackburn after Robbie Fowelr recommended the Welshman to Rovers.
  OH GOD. Please stop. No more of these ridiculous claims For those of you who do not know about the latest transfer target – here is the low down: Sergio "El Kun" Agüero received his nickname after his likeness to a Japanese anime character. Sergio Aguero will not be moving to Liverpool. Aguero was voted Spanish Player of the Year and despite just reaching 20, is rated as one of the most naturally talented players in the world. His value will skyrocket in the next 2–3 years should he remain injury free. He is currently dating the daughter of Diego Maradona, does not speak English and has only completed his first season as an Atletico player. No doubt the board at the Vicente Calderon will by monitoring Ronaldo's move to Real with great interest. Aguero looks likely to be the only player capable of rivalling Ronaldo in the creativity/flair/marketing stakes. Any move for him would certainly see a world record transfer lining their coffers.

Adu to Man United. Oh this one's dragged on has not it – gone quiet for a year or so but seems to be resurfacing as the United fans are running out of ideas. Adu moved to Benfica in 2007 and is gradually settling into European football. He is still only 19. Any ideas though that this boy is a new Pele, forget it. Despite all the hype he's never achieved more than 5 GOALS in one season. That is Michael Chopra territory. Think United will need a higher end product for the cash – do not you.

Trust Me. Nailed on. I am in the know. Of course you are, why else would you be on this site.
More flannel from a Geordie I see – Aimar will sign for Newcastle (posted by an insider apparently). The guy was photographed yesterday wearing a Benfica shirt – who are you signing next then Mystic Meg?

Robinho does not want to go to Chelsea – funny that, as two days ago in Spain he stated that he wanted his agent to sound out the deal. He's not happy with the way he's been used as bait in the Ronaldo deal – and he knows Luis Felipe Scolari well.

Thats all folks – oh hang on – Adebayor, going nowhere now as Ronaldinho's drained the Milan coffers dry and FC Barcelona cannot convince Wenger Eto'o and £10 million cash is a fair trade (and neither can I.)

– Loony Goonz–
  Coventry Transfers

Coventry will soon complete the signing of Stephen Wright next week when they get back from Switzerland, they will also hope to complete the deal to sign Cliton Morrison who has been on trial with the club, Cliton has said that he faours a move to the Ricoh and the deal should be concluded within two weeks. Coventry will fail in their bid to get David Bell from Luton as he is having a medical at Norwich today (Thursday) and should complete his move by the end of the week or early next week. Coventry also hope to sign Chris Eagles on loan with a view to a permanent move in January for £1 million but face competiton from Burnley. Coleman will also look to sign a right back to challenge Stephen Wright but as yet no player looks to be in the frame. Thats all for what will be a busy Summer here at the Ricoh.
  Ther are so many arguments about "the German staying in Liverpool". or the "player who speaks emglish but is not English".

First the non–English player this is as we all know to be Robbie Keane, no way it would be Sergio Garcia, why would it be a Spanish young person. we all no how much Keane has been linked with Liverpool.

now the German no podolski sadly but the young talents of marko marin an attacking midfielder that Rafa likes.

Liverpool second choice
  I think all of us on here should be employed by football clubs to sort out their transfers for them because we rule at all this negotiating stuff.

Ok so

Arsenal do not need a replacement in midfield for Gilberto or Flamini as they already have Diaby and Denilson and they only just signed Ramsay. Hleb has gone to FC Barcelona and he is already replaced with Nasri. Arsenal really need to sign a great centre back and as we all know Arsene sucks at signing centre backs. He will probably not sign one until January when it's cheaper. He is trying to sign Y Goufran from France who is a forward with a lot of pace similar to Henry but he is still very raw and needs a lot of work.

Man United and the Ronaldo saga. Ferguson has got good morals even though I detest him. He will teach Ronaldo a lesson and show the rest of the world that players do not rule the roost of football and they cannot just swan off when ever they want. Ronaldo will not be sold this season. He is going to be played as a substitute next season in the Premier League. He will come on in most games to stay fit and to possibly open up tight games but he will start on the bech in all Premier League games. Nani will take his place in the first team and will actually be very good. Ronaldo will be used in all Champions League games in the first team as this will be a shop window for next Summer when FC Barcelona and Madrid and Inter will all join a bidding war for him and the price will be something stupid. United have a fine team already and only really need a target man up front Fergie is looking for this at the moment but there just are not many around. Berbatov is everyones obvious choice but lets face it he is not really that good is he. Average in Germany a I would say pretty poor in England considering the good players he has had around him at Tottenham so I do not think £20 million is very accurate and Fergy is not impressed by the price so he is still looking around. Benzema is the one he wanted but Benzema does not fancy playing in England at the moment.

Chelsea is anyones guess I have no concrete facts on them due to all of the change there recently so do not beleive anyones news on CHelsea as it is just guess. Drogba wants to be headline news and have a fresh start but his age and average last season have put Spanish teams off not to mention the stupid price tag from Chelsea of £20 million. He may end up at Juve next season. Chelsea as usual just want to be front page news by making a big signing so they are going to buy someone. Big Phil does not really think he needs anyone but he is being pressured into just buying a big name. His weak point is the left wing and his preference is Quaresma but Abramovich does not think that is a big enough name. Abram wants Robinho but Robinho does not want to leave Madrid. Messi is the one player everyone want but only Chelsea could buy. If FC Barcelona do not win the league and go far in the Champions League this year and if Chelsea do do well then expect Messi next season and he will cost more than Ronaldo and I predict that Ronaldo will be Messi's replacement.

Liverpool, just do the quick math, sold Crouch £10 million ish, sold Riise 4 million, Itanje gone £1 million ish, Carson going for 4 million, sold Guthrie for around £1 million. That makes £20 million in the bag. Owners gave Rafa £10 million to spend anyway. Thats £30 million. He has spent 7 on Dossena and 3 on the Keeper so now he's got £20 million. Barry has been over priced by O Neil so the deal is stuck unless O Neil dropps the price end of story. Rafa thinks he needs someone to play the behind the forward role so that Gerrard can go back to propper midfield. At the moment this is looking at being Robbie Keane but again the price is just way to high. Liverpool desperately need a left footed left winger and Silva was chosen by Rafa but he again costs too much as does Quaresma so Rafa is looking in Spain for someone else as usual. He may steal S Downing however nearer to the end of the transfer window when the prices have gone down. Aguero is not going to Liverpool and Xabi is not going anywhere as Rafa needs him at the start of the season to cover for the Olympics bound Mascherano and Lucas. D Plessis will come through from the reserves and play more this season and he is a decent player. Pachecho is the new wonder kid a Liverpool and he will be given chances in the ealry rounds of the cups so watch out for him as he is awesome. If Rafa cannot get Keane or Barry then he will try and bring in Ribery but Ribery is injured until the end of October so he might wait until January and just bring in Downing. Liverpool have enough up front without Crouch in the form of Torres Kuyt Babbel Voronin Pachecho Lindfield (Just like Crouch but young).

Villa, O Neil has now realised that he is stuck in a rut. He has now got a club captain, who has served Villa so well for a long time, who has lost his appetite for playing for Villa under O Neil. He now has to sell Barry but no one values barry at £18 million pound like MON does. Barry is worth a maximum of £14 million and Rafa will not budge on that price as he is not stupid. MON is now going to have to drop Barrys price in order to get him out of Villa and this will make him look stupid so he now has to arrange a deal with Rafa whereby Liverpool pay £14 million for him but they will both declare to the press that the deal was done between £18 million and £20 million so that O Neil does not loose face. So MON was given £10 million to spend also so after the Barry sale and the cost of Sidwell (4 million) MON will have £20 million to spend. He is not a big spender though and he likes his cut price bargains in January so he will move Ashley Young to the right wing and he will bring in a left footer this is going to be none other than A Mcgeady from Celtic. He always like an Irish man in his team and he does not have a first teamer at the moment so Mcgeady will come in and play on the left, this will cost him £11 million. He is then going to buy Wilson who is a young Scottish right back from Celtic similar to Hutton from Tottenham/Rangers and Wilson will cost him around £5 million, he will save the rest for a cheap bargain in January.

Peace out from Mr Know it all the Godfather and, remember I told you.
  LFC INSIDER: Robbie Keane will join Liverpool in the coming weeks for 17.8 million, Gareth Barry will also join for 16.5 million + Steve Finnan this deal will go through when Xabi Alonso signs for Atletico Madrid for £16 million there will be a few more youngsters also joining Anfeild.
  Louis Saha will leave Man United this Summer with Blackburn and Sunderland both interested in signing the French forward.
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  Brad Friedel looks set to join fellow American goalkeeper Brad Guzan at Aston Villa, with Scott Carson a potential target for Blackburn Rovers. West Bromwich are also interested in Scott Carson while Paul Robinson is a target for the Middlesbrough, Blackburn and West Bromwich.
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  Upon failing to sign Scott Carson, Stoke City are now interested in another Liverpool goalkeeper – Charles Itandje. The French keeper would be keen about a move to the newly promoted Premier League side.
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  Fenerbache boss Luis Aragones could make an audacious £15 million bid for Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso while he is also keen about Ruben de La Red despite the midfielder being told he has a future at Madrid.
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  Cardiff City's Striker Steven Thompson is going to Crystal Palace on a two year deal. Warnock is looking for a target man.
  Beckford looks set to stay at Leeds United and snub a host of Championship and Premier League clubs. He said he loves the area and says that the Leeds fans are the most loyal fans so why should he be a loyal player? "Bruv"
Jerry Smart
  Man United to sign Boruc from Celtic £8 million. Scott Brown Celtic in swap Loan Deal with Michael Owen Newcastle. first dealearly stages, second deal in process.
  LFC Rumours;
The following is genuine fact from my friend who works at Melwood. Robbie Keane will be a Liverpool player next week, to be announced officially August 1. Barry will come when Alonso is sold, which is also definitely happening. The apparent lull in transfer activity is from several Spanish clubs contacting Liverpool over the sale of Alonso.
The deal should also go through in the first week of August and so Barry will come finally.
The only reason he's back in training is to keepe him fit and his price up.
Once these signings are complete there will be no others except for the reserves, as some of the youth players will emerge in the first team this season.
  Radamel García Falcao y Andrés Affranchino. Atlético River Plate a la Casa de campo de Aston Villa 75, 200,000 $AR (15, 847, 233 €)
  Keane will join Liverpool next mon night 21st July. the agent.
  Jon Stead Will Snub A Move To Barsnley and Instead Return To His Hometown Club Huddersfield Town On A 12 Month Loan Deal.
The Terriers Are Also Targeting Man United Youngster Tom Cleverley.
  Anyone who beliees that Reina is going to Valencia as part of a deal for Villa, this is incorrect.

Carson to sign for Blackburn early next week.

This will give Rafa the following funds:

£20 Million From Champions Leage Semi Final last season, + £30 Million From the Club.

In addition to this, the sale of Crouch (£11 Mill), Risse (£4 Mill, Guthrie (£2.5 Mill) + Kewell off the wage bill frees up just over £3 Million.

This gives Rafa £70 Million to spend, + any potential Alonso sale.

Liverpool do not publically advertise their transfers, but expect these boys In:

Bentley, in exchange with Pennant and Carson + £5 Million paid in two instalments in over the next two years, Bentley wants out of Rovers, is based in the North West, and do not want to move back down South.

Van Da Vart in From Hamburg for £10 Million.

Owen in from Newcastle for £6 Million.

Barry will be brought in, but not for the £18 Million Villa want, Liverpool are prepared to play a waiting game and get him in the Jan transfer window.

Kuyt is off to Newcastle, for £7 Million.

This will allow Liverpool to major signings, Villa will be brought in from Valencia for an initial fee of £20 Mill, but expect a Liverpool bid for Xavi from Barcelona, Alonso will be going in exchange to the Nou Camp + £5 Million.

These deals are all done, the Xavi deal may be delayed but Benetiz wants 3 world class forwards, Torres, Villa and Owen.

This will allow a change of style, as Bael can play up front, as can Van De Vart and Gerrard.
  Everton will sign the cameroon midfielder mbia for £4 million with in next 10 days, then Moyes will move for wright–phillips with a £9.5 million pound bid and Moyes is also trying to sign Cuellar from Rangers for £5 million, Milito from Zaragoza on loan with a veiw of a permanent £7 million pound move if the loan period goes well. the other striking options will be louis Saha for £5 million and maybe Darren Bent for £8 million pound. Johnson will eventally go to Sunderland for £10.5 million
< forever Everton >
  Finally Lampard will sign for inter this weekend joining his former manager. Drogba will stay but Chelsea will sign Villa for 34 million.
  Motherwell are going to sign the following:
malcolm (done deal)
pidgily, Millwall
lappin, Norwich
gow, gers
kenedy, Celtic (dne deal)
o'brien, Celtic (dne deal)

whe have unfortunatly lost mc cormack who went 2 Cardiff. Mark Reynalds will become well captain
  Despite Csaba insisting he has full control at the club Hearts could receive more players from feeder club Kaunas.

Expect to see the Brazilian forward Gaucho and midfielders Cinikas and Strauka arrive at Tynecastle in the first week of August.

  Dundee United–fans look here.
The former Dundee player Robbie Winters is returning from SK Brann Bergen and will sign for the the Scotts after being released from his contract with the Norwegian Champions.

I know this because my wife is a friend of his wife.
  To 'Jerry Smart' who said Leeds were in talks with Darren Huckerby. He's signed for San Jose Earthquakes.
And the fella who said Coventry were signing David Bell from Luton. Think you'll find he's hed a medical at Norwich and is coming to CR.
City are on the brink of signing Dejan Stefanovic from Fulham but will miss out on the Linfield forward Thompson.
Expect a forward or 2 in the next few days/weeks.
  I am a Liverpool fan but have some interesting info for Man United fans. I can confirm that Ronaldo will be allowed to leave United, but only if a deal that United are chasing goes through. United made a bid for Sergio Aguero today. If the deal goes through United will accept an offer of around 63 million Euros From Madrid for Ronaldo. I have never posted on this site before, but I view this site every day and see some of the stupid rumours that come up. This is not one of those.

I know two Agents very well who confirmed this as well as a couple of facts, not rumours, regarding the mighty reds of pool.

Unfortunately Rafa will not be going for Silva or Villa. But expect him to go gung ho for Robbie Keane. If he cannot agree a deal for him he will look to put a bid of around £20 million pounds for Samuel eto. This is the figure FC Barcelona are willing to accept for a player that does not want to be at the camp nou anymore.

As for the left wing, Liverpool's problem postion expect Rafa to tie up a deal for Reira, before the season starts. He will compete with Babel for this position. Rafa is also chasing some youngsters and if Alonso leaves, will bid again for Barry. Carson will complete a deal to West Bromwich for around £4 million and Pennant will sign for Portsmouth or Blackburn for around £5 million. mark my words footy fans, this info is gospel.

Peace out, Kopite.
  Switzerland right back/midfielder Valon Behrami was at Upton Park today, 17/07, having a medical, expect him to be unveiled early next week.
  Right your not going to beieve this, but I was at the friendly match tonight and stayed after to get some autographs. While I was waiting everyone was gone, then I saw Valon Behrami walk past me. Rumoured to be signing on Friday, look's like them rumours are true.

Also further news the Hammers fans I have heard that Nani has convinced Gudmansson and Curbs to bid for Adriano, on a season long loan with option to buy at the end. These signings are to be confirmed next week.
  I am a Italian Sports Journalist, I did not know where to share this information. Lampard is now staying and Chelsea and will sign new deal. Jose is turning his attention to another Midfielder in the Premiership. Adriano will complete a loan move to the Hammers next week, very expensive deal. But talks have been going on for a few days now between Nani and Inter and he will sign on loan. Also another one going to the Hammers is Behrami likley to be confirmed today. Hope you enjoy this information.
  First of all I would like to wish helb good luck at FC Barcelona. Adebayor is certainly to follow with Helb. Coz if he stay, he would create problem at Arsenal dressing room and will not easily kissed and make up with Arsenal fan. Before things getting out of hand, Mr. Wenger will sell him to FC Barcelona. Money + Yaya Toure.
  I have a friend who is in the know at Southampton football club and he was telling me just the other day that new manager Jan Poortvliet and Rupert Lowe are close to negotiating a deal to bring Olivier Bernard back to St. Mary's to fill the void at LB on a free transfer as Bernard is out of contract.
  Shaun Maloney was at Celtic park sorting out personal terms this week. With Aiden McGeady just signing a new five year deal it only can mean that Nakamura is going to be allowed to leave. Expect Strachan to sign a more experience player before the transfer window as he loves his retiring over 30's (Telfer, Dublin, Keane, Pressley; tried to sign Hasselbank, Horsefield etc. al). Roberto Carlos is the name that is trying to be kept underaps, although any possible move for funding Edgar Davids or Clarence Seedorf will come down to if he can ship Thomas Graveson, Massimo Donati, Evander Sno and or Scot Brown as there are too many central midfielders at present.
  First things first. Pirlo and Gattuso to Rangers what the fk are you smoking?
On to real rumours– 100 percent truth. Saha was at Lennoxtown last night for a tour and is staying in a Glasgow hotel afterwards, whether or not it is on loan or a permanent deal is unknown but it would be a good move for a bit part player at Man United.

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