Football Rumours Archive June 18 2007


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Arsenal News for next season.

Dennis Berkamp may return next season as a coach, Arsene wants to have Keown, Tony Adams, Berkamp as coaches next season and for one of them to possible succed him. The fav has to be Tony Adams who is leaving Portsmouth.

I wouldn't mind a Dennis Berkamp, Martin Keown, and Tony Adams compined Manger team. It would makes us a stronger team and would really bring in alot of English talent to the team. something I think we need, especially strenght and defense.

Also look for Pat Rice to be named Managing Director for next season and Adams to be assistant.


 With the signings of Hargreaves, Nani and anderson already tied up, SAF will turn his attentions to the signing of a striker.

This will be Eidur GudJohnsen from FC Barcelona for £9 million.

out will be: Richardson (3 million, Sunderland), Smith (Everton, 4 million), dong (loan championship somewhere),

pique (2 million Spain), Heinze ( 8 million Real Madrid) kuszczak (loan Sunderland)

Fergie will not sell Saha as when he is fully fit he is a a great striker.

line–up 07/ 08;

E. VAn der sar, B. Foster

G. Neville, W. Brown

P. Evra, J. O'Shea

R. Ferdinand, J. Evans

N. Vidic, M. Silvestre

P. Scholes, M. Carrick

O. Hargreaves, D. Fletcher

C. Ronaldo, Anderson, JS Park

R. Giggs, Nani

W. Rooney, G. Rossi

O. Solskjaer, L. Saha, E. GudJohnsen

Stamford Bridge watch and learn, and Anfield, you can always reflect on how good you USED to be


 Chelsea fans why would Malouda be going to Chelsea if Robben is going to sign a 5 year deal.

Also Malouda is not going to to Arsenal because wants to go to win medals and challenge for big cups like champions league, Premiership and fa cup.


 Not to sure if this means anything, but I have just seen Robbie Fowler playing golf at loch lomond golf club with David Murray's son and Rangers chief executive Martin bain. the word in the clubhouse is Robbie has been staying at loch lomond for the last 2 days as a guest of David Murray and it is almost certain he will be signing for Rangers on a 2 year deal this week.


 AFC Bulletin,

Curtis Davies 2 sign 4 Spurs not AFC, Micah Richards will sign 4 NUFC and not AFC. As AFC have Matthew Connolly and Hoyte and don't need 2 waste any money on any new defenders. Possable move 4 Micheal Owen as NUFC have no European football next season. And AW was watching him play 4 England, If Babel move 2 AFC Diaby or Freddie will leave AFC.


 Burnley are to take Southampton Forward Nathan Dyer On a 3 year contract from July the first.


 ASTON VILLA News – I have a source that tells me MO'N is looking at signing both Ajax midfielder Wesley Sneijder AND Chelsea winger Shaun Wright–Phillips. How true that is I do not know, but if it is, that would be an amazing double swoop for a club like Villa. I also have.

CELTIC News – The same source tells me Craig Bellamy is likely to be heading North of the Border this summer, they just need to be patient about forcing Liverpool down in price. Also, expect Jason Koumas to be there by mid–July. Finally.

SPURS News – The final rumour from this source is that Jol is looking at signing Barcelona duo Ludovic Giuly and Eidur GudJohnsen. I have to say, that would be some great business for the North London side. Again, if true.


 Birmingham City are monitoring Bordeaux's Defensive midfielder Rio Mavuba. Played a part in Bordeaux's Champions League campaign. (j#m)


 Monaco's Jan Koller has emerged as a transfer target for Reading. Steve Copell looking for a proven striker. (j#m)


 Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle&West Ham are all looking at young Feyenoord midfielder Jonathan DeGuzman. The young canadian was the subject of rumours linking him to Chelsea in January, but many other Premiership clubs have joined the race to sign the young midfielder. (j#m)


 Luton are looking at signing David Edwards of Shrewsbury, Paul Furlong who is out of contract, Kevin Gallen who is out of contract, Sean Gregan of Oldham, Albert Jarrett of Watford, Marc Bircham who is out of contract and are believed to have contacted Teddy Sheringham but been unsuccesful.


 – AFC News–

– sadly it looks like Henry will complete his move to Barcelona within the next couple of weeks, but never fear Gooner fans he will be replaced. I am fairly condident that Samuel Eto'o will be part of some form of swap deal or Fernando Torres will be purchased.

– Ryan Babel looks as if he will be an Arsenal player next season, no doubt due to some advice from legend Dennis Bergkamp. Having been trumped by Bayern for Ribery I think that 6 million is a bargain price for Babel who has bags of talent.

– Wenger will look to stregthen the defense with either the signing of Bakari Sagna or Miguel Veloso, (personally I would go with Veloso), both will probably be around the 6 million price line. Veloso has been performing well in the under–21 championships with portugal, and could be ideal for Arsenal.

– Wenger will most likely add some future stars, Gilles Sunu, Yago Fernandez and the Norwegian Centre Back have been purchased for the future.


 Curbishley's TARGETS are:

Juan Pablo Carrizo (GK) 6.8 million,

Sol Campbell (CB) 1 million + Gabbidon,

Nicky Shorey (LB) 6 million,

Shaun Wright–Phillips (RM) 10 million,

Kevin Nolan (CM) 7.5 million + Reo–Coker,

Manuel Fernandes (LM) 12 million,

Benni McCarthy (A) 8 million + Zamora,

Andy Johnson (A) 13 million.

Tevez to stay to


 CFC news

Geremi, Shevchenko and Swp will nt b leaving stamford bridge. We will only be bringing in players this summer

The players brought in will be:

Glen Johnson (back from pompey)


Barazagli (Mourinho is a big fan and he is versatile)


1 striker either:


d. bent




 Jussi Jasskelainen will sign for Sunderland in the next two to three days along with David Nugent and also expect a bid for leroy lita from Reading and Barnett from Luton or Davies from West Brom

%100 nailed on fact I'm a close freind to Roy Keane

remember the name the mighty mackem






 Arsenal News.

This is from the man who four days ago told the world Spurs were after Marco 'worlds slowest man' Materazzi.

Wenger and Henry will stay. Henry has not been looking for a move, he and Wenger just want more money from the board. Wenger wants Eto'o from Barca, but won't let Henry go the other way, and the funds are an issue. Reyes might be used as bait instead.

If this fails he will get Torres, class act. Both perhaps.

The only players who may leave Arsenal are Flamini, Reyes, and possibly ljungberg. Wenger wants 2 new attacking players. Van Persie may move to right wing if both are strickers. then possibly a tough aggresive defensive mid player, but won't be a big name. that depends on Diaby's progression.


 I'm not a friend of a friend of the chief executive and all that rubbish. but just the recipient of a genuine rumour for Liverpool fans and from a decent source.

Benitez has set up deals for anelka from Bolton and Raul from Real Madrid.

and has enquired about Quaresma

my source said FACT.


 Efc Rumours

Leighton Baines will sign after the under21s tournamant he will sign for 4 million from Wigan on a 4 year deal.

Manuel Fernandes stated he will be at Benfica next season he said it because no deal has been done yet Benfica will once again loan him out for the season and that has alerted Everton and West ham, Everton will win the race as he will be playing European football and he loved his time at the blues.

Phil Jageilka will stay at shefeild United if they are reinstated to the Premiership if not he will sign which could be a deal worth 5 million

Alan Smith is Moyes main striker target as he thinks Nugent will cost to much. Ferguson does not see Smith in his plans as he is set to buy another striker he will tell Smith next week. Everton will then offer 3.5 million for the former England international.

Any other deals will be Loans or Bosmans


 Why is it that Aston Villa, West Ham, Everton and Newcastle are all linked with the same players. It seems to me that jagielka and Baines will moe to Everton, with Villa getting Nugent, Hammers to get kamara and koumas. Newcastle are more concerned with keeping players at the moment, I heard a nice interview with Owen on the Everton website the other day talking about how he was an Everton fan and an that malarky, Moyes may bid but wants to keep it on the low so someone with more money that sense doesn't try an pay over the odds for him. (Like Villa when they pay 6 million for Beattie when all else fails.)


 With Athletico failing to qualify for Europe expect Torres to jump ship immediately. Liverpool are first in line for his services, expect an announcement by the end of the week.


 Listen up, fellow LCFC fans: Milan has agreed a deal to bring Lee Bowyer to the Walkers on a three year deal; where he will joined by fellow Hammer Dean Ashton until Christmas until he overcomes his injury troubles as our phtsio is supposedly bettre than West Hams

Remember: djwc's got his ear to the Walkers ground.



Steve Bruce will make Middlesbrough striker Yakubu the first signing of the new era at Birmingham once the takeover is completed. Expect a 7 million bid to be excepted by Boro who may replace him with a move Heskey from Wigan. Also expect Bruce to move for Konchesky, Brown for 2 million each and Walcott on loan. Derby will move for Preston midfielder Paul McKenna and Andy Cole and Leicester will sign Chambers, McLeod and Holland. Borrowdale and Freedman to join Coventry.


 Alan Smith will not be signing for Everton. Rangers will match any bid Everton or Middlesbrough may make for the player and out of the 3 there is only one place he will be going and I guarantee it won't be to either of these average Premiership outfits.

Jaeger of Orange


 Surely Baptista and Reyes are already Spanish residents.

.: Edge Of The Box: .


 Expect Randy Lerner to release funds to allow Martin O'Neill to sign the following prior to pre season training on fourth July. Expect a press conference to be called by the end of this week to start the ball rolling:

Wesley Sneidjer – £10 million

Nigel Reo–Coker – £8 million

Craig Gordon – £5 million

Curtis Davies – £5 million

Luke young – £3 million

Michael Owen – £9 million

Expect the following to leave:

Thomas Sorensen – £2 million to Sunderland/ Bolton

Aaron Hughes – £1.5 million to Fulham

Steven Davis – £4 million to Fulham

Lee Hendrie – free

Djemba Djemba – free

Liam Ridgewell – £2 million to Derby


 Mcshane and Robinson off to Sunderland from wba

nicky butt to Sunderland

David Nugent to Sunderland


 Alan Smith has been told by Alex Ferguson that he is not wanted. Aston Villa have been given permission to speak to Alan Smith after rumoured interest. Smith's agent has stated that Alan Smith would like to stay in the Premiership and a club as big as Villa would interest him.


 Celtic manager Gordon Strachan WILL MISS OUT on several summer targets.

West Brom are demanding at least £10 million for Diomansy Kamara and Jason Koumas – two players heavily linked with Celtic.

Cash is available, but West Brom's demand might be too high.

Fulham failed in a £7 million joint bid for Kamara and Koumas – plus two men in exchange – and Birmingham failed in a £3.5 million bid for Kamara.

West Brom are said to be after at least £5 million each.

Stephen Appiah, also on Strachan's wish list, is in talks with Fenerbahce over a new deal.

It would take in the region of £5 million to land Appiah from Fenerbahce, but they have opened discussions with the player about an extension.

Juventus, Bayern Munich and Schalke 04, are also keen to sign him.

The player says he is in no rush to make any noises about leaving.

With more new players certain to arrive in the coming weeks, Strachan knows he has to try and offload some of his players, especially Thomas Gravevsen who is the top earner and possibly the worst player at the club.

At Celtic its not going as well as the Scottish media would have us all beleive .


 Arsenal are on the verge of signing Vincent Kompany. I know this because of my contacts with Pat Rice.


 Leeds set to sign ben may, marvin elliot, Andy Hughes all for fees between 200–300k and will sign izzy iriekpen, alex–John baptise and julien gray on free transfer



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