Football Rumours Archive June 18 2006


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Craig Bellamy will complete his Liverpool transfer on Thursday 22nd June and will have a medical next week. A £6.2 million deal is likely to go through and Bellamy considers Liverpool as a dream switch with the Reds being his boyhood idols. Crouch and Bellamy to lead the Liverpool front line next year with £10m Kuyt or Huntelaar possibly coming in for Europe and back up with Fowler and Luis Garcia.


My dad works for a well known sporting radio station and he heard a guest talking to a presenter in the canteen about some transfers. Spurs will be signing Damien Duff once the haggling is sorted, they are also trying very hard to persaude JM Riquelme to give up CL football for one year and come to London. Arsenal are keen on Swedish star Christian Wilhelmsson and Croatian defender Igot Tudor will be signing for Pompey.

Do not expect Newcastle to make 5 big signings because we aren't. Although we are signing kuyt (10m), SWP(loan), Woodgate(5m), Bridge (4m). Out are Boumsong,Babyaro,ramage,pattison(loan).

Blackburn are to beat W.B.A to the signing of John Hartson. He would prefer a move to the Premiership and Blackburn will over £650,000 - more than Albion! He will partner £4 million Emile Heskey in attack next season!


Expect huge Transfer activity going on at Upton Park in the coming weeks.

It is reported on many of the websites that looks at the hammers transfer dealings and many state that it looks imminent that Luke Young will follow John Spector to Upton Park.

It is thought that Paul Konchesky has given Young the low down on the team sprit and Upton Park and Young was rather impressed.

Also the Turkish midfielder Karadeniz is set to join in a loan deal for next season with a view to a permanent move.

Out going will be Bywater, Fletcher, Dailly and Newton.

for the person who said that arsenal turned yaya away after his trial get it right he could not get a work permit at the time, arsenal bid 8 million in january and were turned down as olyp. wanted to wait till after the world cup to cash in. oh he's not angry at wenger, he's been quoted when asked about the top club interest that he's very flattered but how could you say no to playing alongside your brother, but if carrick goes than spurs may outbid us for him and we're looking at 12m

QPR will announce 3 new signings within the next 2 weeks. One will definatley be a striker, this could possibly be adam boyd from hartlepool, another will be a midfield playmaker, and the last player could be a defender or a striker.

man u seem to think they will be buying all of the worlds top players (riquelme, torres, gattuso, etc.). apart from the fact they have money i dont see why. many other top clubs have as much, if not more, more tham man u and seeing as man u have won only a carling cup in the last two years other clubs are going to look alot more tempting. man u have got to accept that there breif period at the top of the english game died years ago and without rooney last year they would have had a low league position to couple their disappointment in all cups. i have to take back what i said yesterday about aimar as looks like it wont happen now, with zapatar supposedly coming in instead. i dont know whats holding up this alves deal, but expect our next offer to be accepted. whoever mr. realism is, fair enough alot of what you say is probably right (i cant really remember to be honest) but if your post yesterday is anything to go by its because you just state likely rumours from media sources. i could do that, but i expect that everyone on here has already heard or read them. LFC


After the world cup Sol Campbell will move to Portsmouth for £10mil, Aliadiere will move to Charlton for £3.5mil, Cygan to Blackburn for £1.5mil and Reyes to Real Madrid for £22mil. All the rumours about Ashley Cole are rubbish he has agreed to be our vice captain why would he leave. There are a few signing coming in such as Gago(BOCA jnrs), van der vaart(Hamburg), Mascherano and Torres(Athletico Madrid).

Liverpool will complete £6m deal for Bellamy this week, a £10m deal for Kuyt is in place and will be confirmed at the end of the world cup. Terms with Alves have been agreed but as we all know Sevilla are pricing him out of Liverpool's reach. Steed Malbranque is being looked at as a serious possibility for right midfield instead of Pennant.

Man utd to have a big squad turnover:


Howard - loan everton

Foster - to remain at Watford for another season

Spector - W.Ham for 500,000

Bardsley - Blackburn for 750,000

Fortune - released

Fletcher - Hearts for 3.5 million

Richardson - Bolton for 2.5 million

Saha - Lyon for 9 million (turned to him after injury to Cisse)

Van Nisstelrooy - B Munich for 13.5 million

Total 30 million


Makoun - lille 8 miilion

Cahill - Everton 9 millin

Carrick - Spurs 15 million

Ribery - Marsaille 11 milion

Jouaqin - Betis 8 million (value has dropped due to poor yr)

Torres - Athletico 25 million

Total: 70million (mostly structures over three yrs)

new players give midfeild and attack options and are aged under 25

Defender mikele leigertwood who was released by crystal palace will sign for swindon next week as well as joe tillen.


Expect a late swoop for Dani Alves in exchange for Lauren + 5 million. Sevilla are very interested in Lauren and Arsenal need some competition for Eboue at right-back. U heard it hear first! Macca

Ronaldo[real madrid]agrees a contract with Rangers with wages of £75,000 a week.He is announcing it after the world cup

I am sick and tired hearing that ruud is leaving. just because you've heard it from ya mates 3 legged dog's fish its garbage. do you not read anything ruud has made ammends wit fergie (who is rumoured to be in his last season thank god) and ronaldo also said that the arguement was jus a storm in a tea cup. I play for the reserves and was on loan at a championship side last season and i was told by another one of the boys about the arguement. Wat it was is that ruud and ronnie had an arguement and ronnie stormed off and ruud said oh thats it go run off to daddy (carlos querioz) but ronnie thought he meant his real dad who died last year. It was all a big misunderstanding but everything has blown over. I can't tell you who is comin but i can confirm Gabi won't be leavin nor Parky.


Most likely Manchester United INS/OUTS are:

Cahill (attacking mid)-around 8 million- looks he would be like a brilliant addition ALMOST CERTAIN

Carrick (defensive mid/sweeper)-around 13-15 million (depending on Spurs) ALMOST CERTAIN

Sir Alex knows that these are his best targets as they are both proven quality in the premiership and available at reasonable prices

Expect David Jones (impressed hugely at NEC in Holland) ALMOST CERTAIN to get a chance and a young Defensive mid to maybe come in as a backup POSSIBLE

A source close to me says this could be Barnetta (impressive young Swiss mid) HIGHLY UNLIKELY or it could be Petit (impressive Portuguese mid from Benfica) POSSIBLE some other young talent

Other Players linked are:

Maschareno ( Corinthians) looks like a definite target whether or not Manchester United get Carrick but except huge interest for him all over Europe as he looks like he will be the best defensive midfielder in the world (Makelele/Vieira getting old now)-how Arsenal will regret failing with the 6million pound bid for him a couple of seasons ago. Expect him to land up at Milan or Inter. POSSIBLE

Riquelme –highly unlikely-overpriced and probably will not suit the pace and physical nature of the premiership look at Veron. Looks like he will stay at Villarreal or go to Inter (he is a long term target for them). HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Duscher- another decent Argentinian holding mid player but not as good as Mascherano and more likely to end up at Real HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Diarra-decent mid but looks like a definite no now due to his high price tag £25 million is extortion by Lyon though they have signed Toulalan and Kallstrom so expect another bidder like Real Madrid or Milan to sign Diarra for next season.

P.S. while at Lyon Essien was meant to be the better of the midfield and look at him now... so what would we expect from Diarra??? POSSIBLE

Zokora – good but more likely to end up at Spurs HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Vieira –The Ultimate Transfer HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Cambiasso- brilliant but key man for Inter who will not sell him…Also Maschareno has proved he is better at the World Cup HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Gattuso-long term united target but ageing and not as impressive anymore for Milan HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Ribery- great talent who could leave Marseille and would be a brilliant successor to Giggs who is getting old POSSIBLE

Rafinha- dunno anything about him except the fact he is a talented young Brazilian (cmon theres like 20 of those born every second)-RB to provide competition for Gary Neville POSSIBLE

Boruc- has made it no secret that he is using Celtic as a platform to the premiership and could be brought in to cover for Van Der Sar HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Kuscak- another Polish Goalkeeper more likely to be signed as cover after West Broms Relegation ALMOST CERTAIN

A striker could also possibly be bought to replace Ruud (there has been talk that he will stay but I don’t see why he would stay after what Sir Alex did to him) and remember Alan Smith also has a long term injury

Bunch of Juve players- Ibrahimovic (overrated) HIGHLY UNLIKELY Nedved (could be a decent bargain buy) POSSIBLE Buffon HIGHLY UNLIKELY , Emerson HIGHLY UNLIKELY, Trezuget HIGHLY UNLIKELY, Thuram HIGHLY UNLIKELY, Cannovaro HIGHLY UNLIKELY, Vieira HIGHLY UNLIKELY, Zambrotta HIGHLY UNLIKELY

1-2 of these might join Man Utd but expect most of them to disperse to Europe’s top clubs if Juventus are in financial trouble

Who Sir Alex would sign to replace him is unclear though the possible targets are:

Torres (superb but inflated value after world cup)-almost certain to end up at a big club POSSIBLE

Huntelaar (looks like the best option –Ajax would be willing to sell for 10-15 million scores loads of goals and is young) POSSIBLE

Ronaldo (highly unlikely after world cup and def not a long term option) HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Defoe (possibly leaving Spurs and could be a decent cut price signing for Man Utd-highly unlikely). HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Suazo (brilliant at Cagilari) but still pretty much an unknown quantity POSSIBLE

Martins – pacey but performances have not really improved recently leading to Inter deciding to sell him POSSIBLE

Kerlon- absolutely superb especially the trick where he puts the ball on his head and runs past the defence (watch clips of him) but still relatively young and a very inflated price tag POSSIBLE

Tevez-highly talented but does have disciplinary problems and huge price tag (more likely to end up at Chelsea or Real) HIGHLY UNLIKELY


Silvestre (linked away from united every year but never seems to leave though he will go this time if Lyon bid stupid money for him) POSSIBLE

Fletcher(having a bad time at Utd could return to Scotland) ALMOST CERTAIN



Bardsley (Loan) POSSIBLE

Foster (Loan) POSSIBLE –or could become deputy to Van Der Sar ALMOST CERTAIN

Howard (Loan)- CONFIRED

Spector (West Ham)- CONFIRMED

Bellion (Nice)- CONFIRMED

Park Ji-Sung –Totteham could want him as part of the Carrick deal but unlikely as he is a key player at United HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Saha (French Clubs)- HIGHLY UNLIKELY


Liam Miller (Loan or permanent) POSSIBLE

Chris Eagles (Watford) POSSIBLE

Keiran Richardson HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Quniton Fortune RELEASED


SuperGooner (Remember the name??? – it was me who told you that Emana and Thomert would sign for Pompey and Podolski to Bayern Munich- both confirmed)

More in the next few days as I cover ARSENAL

P.s. expect Germany (almost certain) or Argentina to win the world cup

Barca looking to add Alves/Lahm to replace Oleguer after they confirmed the arrival of Gudjohnsen to replace Larsson


Roma have replaced Dacourt (Inter) with Tonetto (Sampdoria)


working for SFX sports agency i get all the news on spurs from the licensed agents who work there. The people represented include Dawson and Jenas, However, they have been saying that Carrick won't leave because of the incoming Duff and Klose are showing spurs ambition. Furthermore, spurs look set to miss out on c.cole and are taking a close look at carlos tenorio, the ecuador forward has impressed spurs scouts at the world cup and they are thought to be readying a bid

I think Man utd will buy three central midfielders firstly, Michael Carrick 14m then Sulley Muntari 6.8m who is playing for Ghana and Niko Kranjcar 3m who is also playing in the world cup for Croatia.If RVN leaves then expect Fernando Torres 24m but if he too expensive then David Suazo for around 10m.Guiseppi Rossi loaned out to bolton or Wigan

ive heard that newcastle r going to gt a big cash injection they are going to gt an extra 40 mil on top of 25 mill that roeder has got.

RVN 14.5 mil

Carrick 18 mil he supported them as a boy

Gabbidon 3.5

But the biggest one of all is Riqulleme 25mil


Celtic will sign

evander sno 250,000

m.Petrov 3.5 million

c. Cole 2 million

Steve bruce is set to bring a spurs quintet

Davenport 1.5 mill

Kelly 1mill

A reid loan view to permentat if we gt promoted

Huddlestone loan

Also they r going Jason Roberts he will b a make weight for the heskey deal. Danns is going to be joining nxt week expect wednesday. Bruce may also go for bothroyd on a free after relaese from charlton and leon mckenzie from norwich 2 mil.

Manu will sign Carrick for 15 million,Kerlon for 8 million,Diarra for 18 million (only if his wage demands decrease),Fernando Torres for 25 million,Armando Petit for 5-6 million,Tim Cahill or Riquelme for 9 and 16 million respectedly and a Goalkeeper Isaksson for 5 million. Manu will sell Silvestre to Lyon for 8 million,Fletcher to Celtic for 4-5 million,O'Shea to Everton swap or 5 million,Nistelrooij to Milan for 13 million.


Brazilian double deal!!!!

UTD set to do a double swoop on shalke 04, for defender Rafinha and pacey versatile winger Lincoln. Rafinha is almost certain to join after he held talks with Man U yesterday, however it does appear that arsenal and spurs are also interested in him.

Lincoln, 27 and brazilian born is highly rated by the old trafford club, and due to his versatilty is seen as the long term giggs replacement

The deal for the pair is expected to be around £10m (£4m for Rafinnha and £6m Lincoln)

Expect Mascherano, Riquelme and Torres!! also to join in a big summer of change at UTD.!!! -AS-

SAF wants to patch up things with Nistelrooy but he wonts to move on to another club. So SAF will bid for Torres and if that falls out he will swap Nistelrooy for Luca Toni. Fiorentina have shown they interest in Nistelrooy and this transfer and take place or if Nistelrooy moves to Munich they will swap him for Lahm or Swingsteigger or Ze Roberto.Liverpool Fans so say that Torres will sign for them are dreaming.He wont even sign for Arsenal as Arsenal dont have the funds. Arsenal will sign a star but it will either be Buffon (unlikely)/Treguet/Ibrahmovic as Juve owe them 7 million for Veira

Rangers will sign jeremy clement when he comes back from holiday and possibly a bid for steed malbranque as he used to be at lyon and was linked with rangers a few seasons ago.robert will not be coming he is wanting to much money so johan elmander will be signed for 3 million.rangers will sign a young goalkeeper now that we have letzi. gk:steve mandanda (2 MILL MAX not 3)probaly.







For this season Alex Fergiuson will be building the final team that he thinks will win the league when his predecessor takes over. This will mean RVN will leave and will be replaced by Fernando Torres, with Shevchencko in the premier league now RVN is the 3rd best striker in it this is why he sees future best striker in the world Torres to be the best partner of Rooney. In the midfield region expect either Gattuso or Carrick to come in. Riquelme wont join because SAF cant see him likning up with Rooney, but expect a cheeky little bid for Nedved if Juve situation continues (which it will). The Abb Meister

To the guy which said torres is a sure man utd player and said arsenal fans are in dillusion...i'm sorry for u if u don't kow but torres has stated he prefers arsenal bcos he has friends and wenger is a better manager and develops youngster for a cheap price unlike SAF who pays millions for ur in dillusion

other transfers:-

philipe mexes

curtis davies

nuri sahin

west ham to sign


bowyer (done)


Karendinaz (speeling?)




Good news and bad news coming out of the 'grove. The Good News is that the FA investigation into Berenveen is highly likely to clear both clubs of any wrong doing. The most likely result is a small fine for "business dealings that go against the ethical nature of the sport", but no laws were broken. Now the Bad News. Dein is VERY unhappy at Le Prof putting money in his own back pocket.DD sees it as bad as taking money from the club. As a result DD has put a transfer embargo on ALL incoming transfers whilst the club makes it's own investigations. However at the moment things look dim, AW has not been replying to calls that he should come back from Germany to assist the investigation. As a result, and as things stand he will NOT be manager in 2007. At the moment Dein is waiting for the elections in Madrid in the hope that Real will pay a large compensation fee. If Madrid do not come knocking then he will leave at the turn off the year. This has a HUGE knockon effect for the top players at the club. Freddie will be leaving this summer anyway, but also Cesc, and Thierry are likely to follow Le Prof to Madrid (or at least out of the club). Sol's transfer will be sorted as soon as the World Cup is over. The news on Wenger is likely to start hitting the press as soon as the fuss of the World Cup has died down. People on Arsenal forums will vouch for me and my source, who is VERY high up in the Arsenal chain of command. I would not be posting this if I didn't already know that the papers are just wating to print when they can boost their post-germany sales. Syd.

expect to see this team next season at MUFC:

Van Der Sar

Neville Ferdinand Vidic Heinze

Ronaldo Carrick Smith Park

Torres Rooney

Ferguson loves british talent and believes Smith an Carrick can form a partnership. Torres will come in for RVN.


i have heard many rumours in my time as my dad is a physio at arsenal and he tells me that in the physio room he was having a chat with Alexandre Hleb.Hleb told my dad that apparently that van der vaart is in secret talks with 'The Gunners' over a possible 11.5,Million Euro transfer to the London based club believe me,this could be the stream to success that the young gunners team strive over for next season TIMOTHY BROWN, luton

Spurs have turned down the 15m offer for Carrick and have stated they want 15m+Park and Silvestre. However Carrick wants to stay and a new contract is likely to be signed. If however he does leave Zokora 8m (st Etienne) will be purchased along with Barry 3m (from Villa). Spurs will also look into purchasing Ryan Babbel from Ajax as it is unlikely that they will sign Ribery. Andy Reid is going to Leeds on loan. Ribery will not go to Arsenal but to either Man U, Spurs or Real Madrid (favourites to sign him) Torres will be moving to Man Utd 25m who will despite speculation keep RVN they will also look at Cambiasso again if the Carrick deal falls through. Liverpool will sign Pennant from 4m and loan Warnock or Mellor for a season to B'ham. Aimar will also be looked at but Valencia are interested in Kewell or Garcia and Benitez wants to keep both, but depending on how Kewell's WC goes he may let him go.

Saviola to Liverpool for 6 million or on loan til january with an option .

This is all true not like all the other rubbish put on this site! I know the agent's wife of Danny Murphy and apparently Defoe definatley wants to stay and has no plans to move. Yaya Toure will only be going to spurs if Zokora does and Spurs are in talks with Ben Arfa.

Man city to buy:

Samir Nasri(loan)

Sidney Govou(loan)

Helder Postga(£3.6m)

Quinton fortune(free)

Evander Sno(£250k)

Steed Malbranque(£4.5m)

Zoltan Gera(£3m)

Players going out will be:

Joey Barton(£4m)




Starting Line up 06/07:





Subs: K.Schemichel,Sno,Reyna,Samaras,Cole

Portsmouth could amazingly win the race to sign Shaun Wright-Phillips on loan from Chelsea to replace D'Allesandro who has gone to Spain and previously Robert now at Benfica.




Rumour is that Arsenal have completed the signing of a mystery defender. The deal is to be worth 5 MILLION POUNDS all i can reveal is the player is supposed to be "WORLD CLASS". An educated guess is that it is out of the following: MEXES of ROMA or DAVIES of WEST BROM(although he is not world class yet)

As for the midfield RIBERY will not be joining he is too expensive(10-15 million) and not worth the money. However the idea of RAFAEL VAN DER VAART joining is more like Mr Wenger for a fee of 6-8 million. Arsenal will sign lots of teenagers for the future from DUTCH, BRAZILIAN, FRENCH, SPANISH origins but no BRITISH(expensive)

The forward situation is different, i cant really see Mr Wenger spending 20-30 million on ADRIANO or 15-25 million on TORRES even if there are exchanges involved it is not the Arsenal style.

Last but not least expect a goalkeeper to sign now or in january. Possible candidates are BUFFON of JUVE(depends) or PELE of LE MANS and finally JULIO CESAR of INTER.

David Dein


Ignore any suggestion that Celtic may move for Nakata to accompany Nakamura. The two players do NOT get on & it's even been suggested that Nakamura was omitted from Japan's 2002 World Cup squad at Nakata's insistence. Shinji Ono is a much more likely target for Celtic although he may be a "Plan B" choice depending on how the club's move for Gravesen turns out.

sheff uts are thinking of signing gillingham & trinadad & tabago deensive star brent sancho for a fee of up to 500k the lankey defender would relish a chance to play in the big time (lets face it gillingham arnt going there ---------------JM a gillingham fan----------------

Lol ty v-much 4 tellin me that Armando Petit plays for Portugal m8, could have been even more embarassin if i'd have told my m8s at school bout it! Glad u luved it... (i was naturally tryin to keep u lot on ure toes, wasnt I?)

Torres to Man U

Riquelme to MU

Carrick to MU

Petit (portugese dont u kno?) to MU

Rafinha? (if u lot r to b believed)



Finally I have to admit that C.Ronaldo mite possibly b leaving (hopegully this now wont become tru, cos I never post anything right do I?). I also reckon in that case that MU wont get 50-Mill from FIFA for no reason.

Lufc rumours:


francis jeffers free

liam miller 500k

izale mcleod 1.2m

freddy eastwood? 1.5m

leon best (if mcleod or eastwoodd are not signed )500k


gylfi einarrson - sheffield wednesday 500k

rui marquez - hull 250k

ian bennett - released

man utd are intresterd in the england and bayern munich player owen hargreeves he has 29 caps at the age of 25 he is comfortable on the ball and two footerd his adaptability is good when choosing a squad. alex furgerson would probably put an offer of up to 7.5mill for him AS HE THINKS HE IS A GREAT PLAYER.(unfortunaly man utd fans dont agree with him)--------JM------------





I live in Nothern Ireland and I follow Linfield and i've heard the sad news that were going to lose our star striker Peter Thompson. He wants to move to the spl and Hibernian of Edinburgh have made an offer for him in the region of 200k, this will most likely be accepted as Linfield are cash strapped and I expect him to sign next week for Hibernian.

Aidy 'I am cleverer than you and I will prove it whilst writing notes on a piece of paper dering my teams game. Are you a psycologist like me? I think not. I am going to achieve greatness in my career and remember my name because you will need to' Boothroyd is set to wrap up the £2m signature of West Brom defender Paul Robinson. Robinson will replace Jordan Stewart at left back who will move to the left wing. J.K.

The race is on for Luton right back/winger Carlos Edwards. Cardiff, Norwich and even Charlton are said to be in the race, but supposedly leading the race are Peter Taylor's Crystal Palace who have guarenteed Edwards a place in their first 11.

Norwich City are set to unveil the signing of a player who has been at the club previously.


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