Football Rumours Archive March 18 2008


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Liverpool FC Ins and Outs Summer 2008

In From Cost

Rafinha Schalke 04 £6 million

Drenthe Real Madrid £9 million

Bentley Blackburn Rovers £10 million

Diego Capel Sevilla £8 million

Ribery Bayern Munich £22 million

Aguero Atletico Madrid £15 million

Pandev Lazio Free (Bosman)

Total: £70 mill

Out Cost

Scott Carson £8 million

Fabio Aurelio £2.5 million

John Arne Riise £4.5 million

Jermaine Pennant £7 million

Danny Guthrie £1.5 million

Anthony Le Tallec £1.5 million

Harry Kewell Free

Dirk Kuyt £6 million

Andriy Voronin £2 million

Total: £33 mill

  Now that Diego has supposedly agreed terms with Real no other club is in for the chance to sign him, not even Newcastle, I know.

But as expected Keegan is to be moved sideways if not soon but at the end of the season with Marcelino of Racing to be favourite, a similar siruation as Ramos at Tottenham AND engineered by the same man behind the scenes. This will bring the now surprising signing of the CH Ezequiel Garay and CF Nikola Zigić who is struggling at Valencia but revelled under Marcelino.

Another player that has been on the radar when Newcastle stay up is Rangers Carlos Cuéllar who is to be a favourite of everyone at SJP as well as Marcelino who had him in his sights as a replacement for Garay was he to stay in management for Racing.

  Arsenal will be selling Eboue to FC Barcelona and Gilberto to somewhere in Spain, Vela and Merida coming back to cover Eduardo, expect some young signings but I am led to believe there will be two expensive signings, a right winger and a defender, I am not going to speculate because with Wenger you never know, Walcott going nowhere.

  Everton could be looking towards pushing for the title next season after my sources tell me andrei arshavin wa at the training ground also Everton could be tying up a deal with Chelsea for Joe Cole after he was impressed with the standards Everton produced in the carling cup semi finals

Liverpool could be ready to swoop for thierry Henry after he was arguing with Samuel eto'o on the pitch and he said hed love to play for Liverpool

Chelsea have had a £25 million bid accepted for Deco and Lampard going the other way

these sources are all reliable sources

  Providing Newcastle stay up the following will happen:

Strikers In:

Henry (FC Barcelona) £12 million

Pandev (Lazio) £4 million + Rozehnal

Ashton (the Hammers) £8 million

Strikers Out:

Owen (City or Liverpool) £9 million

Ameobi (Plymouth Argyle) £2 million

Viduka (Birmingham, Reading or Sunderland – depending on Premier League safety) £2 million

Midfielders In:

Nolan (Bolton) £6 million + Butt

Arshavin (FC Zenit) £8 million

Huddlestone (Tottenham) £3 million

Pennant (Liverpool – not part of Owen deal) £8 million

Barnes (Derby) £4 million

Midfielders Out:

Butt (Bolton) Part exchange

Barton (Everton) £4 million

Defenders In:

Hyypia (Liverpool – not part of Owen deal) Free

Shorey (Reading) £6 million

W. Brown (Man U) Free

Kompany (HSV) £10 million

Defenders Out:

Cacapa (Lille) £1 million

Rozehnal (Lazio) Part exchange

Faye (Tottenham – not part of Huddlestone deal) £2 million

Enrique (Promoted team) Loan

Carr (Wigan) Free

Total money Out:

£69 million

Money In:

£18 million

Total spent:

£51 million

Expect a continental competition push next season

  The Hammers' new technical director Gianluca Nani is not only bringing fellow Itlians Luca Toni and Gaetano D'Agostino to Upton Park but he has also pursuaded Royston Drenthe to join from Real Madrid. Drenthe will play on the left of midfield and cover for Nicky Shorey at left back who will be another new signing this Summer.


Nicky Shorey

Luca Toni

Gaetano D'Agostino

Royston Drenthe

Giles Barnes

Wes Brown


George McCartney

Callum Davenport

James Collins

Henri Camara

Jimmy Walker (Marek Stech ready to be third choice keeper)

Jonathon Spector

Luis Boa Morte

Carlton Cole or Babby Zamora (Freddie Sears ready to step into their shoes)

Nigel Quashie


  With Celtic still missing Lennon's presence they will try n get boateng or Gilberto silva. They are also considering whether to sell hesselink with 4 £2 million n use it to buy samaras. Celtic will only spend big on one player which would be Jones from Sunderland. This would only happen if they were relegated. Also if hesselink goes even with samaras arriving they may try n take Viduka back.

Kadlec again will be linked with Celtic n they should buy him as naylor has had a poor season. A centre half is also a priority with Senderos a possibility. Hopefully Strachan will have enough sense not to sign Kewell.

  News from the lane IS not from the lane today. a four way fight will take place in the Summer for David wheater with 'boro' being one of the club's taking part there aim to keep hold of there own player. the other three teams to be involved in the fight are Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United

  Reading pair Kevin Doyle and Nicky Shorey are on Newcastle's shopping list. –MB– the Hammers' first raid on Serie A will be the signing of Cristiano Zanetti. –MB– Liverpool will make moves for Urby Emanuelson and Rafinha. –MB–

  Arsenal will make a move for Bielefeld goalkeeper Rowan Fernandez. –MB– Zdenek Grygera is in talks with Man United. –MB–

  Expect very good new players joining Everton in the Summer

Piennar £2 million pounds done deal

Michael Bradley United States international midfielder (Heerenveen) 5 mill

kim kallström swedish international midfielder (Lyon) 7–8 mill

Andrei Arshavin Russian international Mid/wing/forward £10 million

Manuel Fernandez might not stay depends on him showing greatly improved form last nine games price £8 million pounds.

Gardner could stay if he proves healthy price £2 million

Out: Gravesen (Celtic) Van der Meyde return to Holland

no one else will leave unless someone matches Moysies transfer demands for Andy Johnson, which is £13 million pounds or more.

  Queens Park Rangers rumours.

Danny Shittu to make a come back as he wants to return. The fans still love him and he still has fond memories of the club, despite being quoted as saying he does not want to kick another ball for the club.

Martin Cranie and Michael Mancienne to join on season long loand from Pompey and Chelsea respectively. Another player making a come back to his old club is life long fan Lee Cook. He is dying to be part of the revolution and push for the Premier League.

Hayden Mullins will join from the Hammers and also Luis Figo from Inter and Leroy Lita from Reading. We are also rumoured to be signing a 20 year old Brazillian, who's name I do not have. He is highly regarded, and represented his country at every level from under 21's downwards.

Onwards and Upwards

  Rangers to conclude deals for Hibernian Fletcher and Derby's McEveley. After this seasons performances, McGregor linked with a number of EPL clubs, but only rumours at present.

  DIC are convinced they can take over, but they NEED the support of the fans in public. To ensure this, at the end of the season, they will publically announce that there would be a 100 million cash injection for new players for next season. They would also say that the stadium would be done six months earlier than planned.

If Rafa has the luxury of 100 million, he will look to sign:

David Silva (27 million) Valencia have problems

Philip Lahm (10 million) Wants a bigger club

Sergio Aguero (25 million) Wants Premier League move

Renato Augusto (8 million) Wants Premier League move

Ezequiel Garay (10 million) Wants Premier League move

Ashley Cole (12 million) Wants to get out of London

Benitez would allow the following to move on:

Riise (6 million) Kewell (free) Voronin (free) Itjande (4 million) Benayoun (6 million) Arbeloa (4 million)

Carson will stay as no club would be willing to pay the required amount–8 million.

  Celtic Rumours ; Having never really replaced Neil Lennon (or his role) WGS will move in the Summer for Mark Kerr (Dundee United) 500 k will get him.

  After the success that this year has brought so far David Murray will give Wonder Wattie Smith a warchest of £20 million + whatever fees they get players sold this Summer for new signings.

In will come

Steven Fletcher 3.5 mill

Razvan Rat – £1 million

Gattusso – 4 Million

Pascaul Feindouno – £3 million

They are the big chip signings another 2 will follow ie, centre half and another forward not sure who will leave but the league is comming home 51 n countin


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