Football Rumours Archive May 19 2008


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The JEF United (Japan) interest in Owen is a smoke screen, Liverpool are using their links with Alex Miller the new manager to sound out Owen to see if he is interested in leaving Newcastle.

  Mark Viduka is going to stay at Newcastle next season, with Owen and Martins leaving. Apparently, Keegans looking to Philip Dixon–Smith (Free transfer from Bournemouth) to partner Viduka. Viduka is going to play as target man and Dixon–Smith is going to use his pace in behind the defense. These forwards, if Newcastle generate enough funds from the sales of Owen and Martins, will be supported by Deco, with three in midfield behind.

  The speaks good English but is not English Rafa is referring to is Mark Milligan of Sydney FC Australia. Very tough player and good on the ball plays RB centre back LB, will adapt very well to the PL.

  Coventry City defensive duo Scott Dann and Daniel Fox could leave the Ricoh Arena, both moving to Premier League clubs.

Scott Dann will be moving to Tottenham Hotspur for £3,000,000 while Daniel Fox is off to Wigan Athletic for £1, 500,000.

  Newcastle United have signed Walsall's 16 year old young midfield star Sean Geddes for a initial £15,000 however the deal could rise to £250,000 depending on the youngsters progress at St. James' Park.

  Neil Warnock had a meating with SJ on Friday and they were trying to thrash out a few possible transfer targets and those whore are to leave.


Jeff Hughes Bristol Rovers

Tony Craig Milwall

Mark Kennedy MK Dons

Scott Flinders Blackpool

Shefki Kuqi Any one who will have him


Matt Mills Manchester City

Jon Stead Sheff United

Mark Yeates Colchester United

Kieron Westwood Carlisle United

Expect to see a youngster called Jamie Smith feature next season.

  Colin Calderwood would like to sign James Chambers (Right Back/Right Wing) from Leicester but Forest are waiting for Holloway's future to be decided before making a bid.

Forest will sign Rob Earnshaw from Derby for £2.5 million next week.

  Just heard it Cruizero have a greed to sell Kerlon to Man United for a fee of 30 Million dollars not sure what that is in pounds but it is abou 22 million, rememember where you heard it LpMarcowolf

  Tibor Tisva is flying into Norwich on Monday to discuss terms with Norwich. He was previously linked with the East Anglian club last Summer.

  Norwich have had a bid accepted for young utility player Adam Chambers from Leyton Orient

  LFC Rumours

It is now obvious that Rafa has only £15 million to spend on players. Genuine enquiry/offers in for Dossena £8 million and Riera + Leto swap £8 million. This will leave £25 million in sales for Carson, Riise, Pennant, Crouch, Voronin. This is a total transfer budget of £40 million. Deggen will arrive on a free so this leaves £12–15 million to spend on Barry and £10–£13 million on forward. This rules out Villa/Huntelaar valued at £20 million+. Liverpool will monitor Owen discussions with NUfc and offer £8–10 million. If not another mid range/mid talent from La Liga.

Genuine Scouser

  Arsene Wenger is usually very secretive when he works but that has been the case so far this Summer. He has been given a large budget which he will be looking to spend. He was content with the squad and was planning two or three moves at the most but players leaving have forced his hand. Hleb is very close to a move, Wenger still holds hope that the Belarus International will stay but knows that his man is as good as gone. Wenger has identified two players as potential replacements, Diego of Bremen and Rafael van der Vaart. Diego is first choice and Wenger is willing to splash up to £20 million but no more. He is also looking at Daniele De Rossi and Aqualani with the latter being an option should both Diego and Van der Vaart fail to materialize. Last night Arsenal agreed a fee for De Rossi, reported to be about £18 million. Arsenal have also completed the signing of Hatem Ben Arfa but for much less than the £16 million suggested, £12 million to be exact. Young attacking midfielder Pjanic has also signed for around £9 million from Metz. He is also in the market for a defender who can play all across the back four and a forward. He is close to striking a deal for Spanish International Raul Albiol. Up front he wants a player who can play both up top and on the wing, he likes the look of Agbonglahor but has been off by their asking price of £25 million.

So basically,

Arsenal ins:

Diego or Van der Vaart or Aqualani (£15–20 million)

De Rossi (£18 million – Just about a done deal

Ben Arfa (£12 million) – Done deal

Pjanic (£9 million) – Done Deal

Raul Albiol (£8 million) – Just about a done deal

Striker? (£10–15 million)

By August you will know that I was telling the truth, my source is never wrong. Last year he knew about both Sagna and Eduardo ages before anyone else

  Rangers are looking at Javier Arizmendi of Valencia to possibly fill the gap when Cousin leaves in Summer. Transfer fee at most will be £4 million

  I think it could well be possible that Leeds could offer the iran international who has just been released by Bolton as he signed from same club as what lubo michalik was bort from and they are close friends os Leeds could well offer him a contract other rumours at the elland road club is that they are follwoing the status of Bell from Luton and could make a move for Zurawski of Celtic and bothroyd of Wolves you heard it here first and they are all rumours might not be true LEON B

  Plymouth Argyle rumours.

Luggy will look for one forward this Summer with David Healy being lined up for £1 million, if this does not happen he will go for Kevin Lisbie for half the money.

Also if halmosi were to leave for the Premier League (hope not) then Luggy will use the money to try and buy Boyd from Peterbrough.

  Why do people still think Degen is going to Liverpool? He himself laughed at suggestions of Liverpool being interested, saying, 'apparently Bayern Munich are interested as well, some people believe everything they hear'. There is a reason Degen is a free agent. And Liverpool are not interested. Liverpool will be putting offers in for Bayern's Marcel Jansen and Lukas Podolski this Summer, with Stuttgart's Mario Gomez also being looked at. While Gareth Barry looks likely to sign, Rafa's back up options are Sulley Muntari or Lassana Diarra of Pompey. Despite the interest in the midfielders, Xabi Alonso will not be leaving. With Itandje having not impressed, Rafa is looking for a back–up keeper, as Carson looks unlikely to be willing to play second fiddle, and Martin not yet being ready for the first team. While Benitez is too cautious for some of the reserves to play a large part next season, players such as Insua, Nemeth and Plessis, among others, will benefit hugely from the new 7 sub ruling coming into play for the new season, as it will give them more opportunities in the first team, if only as late substitutes in games already sealed. While it is not a priority position due to Gerrard's success, several playmakers are being looked at, with Diego, Deco and Iniesta's status being monitored.

  Huddersfield Town (ins)

Fraizer Campbell – Man United (loan)

Leon Knight

David Weir ( Player/Coach)


Michael Collins (Blackburn) 2 mill

Tom Clarke ( Bradford City loan)

James Berret (Hartlepool Loan)

  Leicester City transfers –

They will to try and sign all of the following players and if they fail they will sign an alternative player.

– Ruddy (Everton) or Joe Murphy (Scunthorpe)

– Eardley (Oldham)

– Frecklington (Lincoln)

– Puncheon (Barnet)

– Jackson (Colchester) or Hollands (Bournemouth)

– Colbeck (Bradford)

– Dean Cox (Brighton)

– Vokes (Bournemouth)

– Bell (Luton) still wants to join Leicester

– Parker (released from Blackpool)

– Danny rose – (Tottenham on loan)

They will sell –

– Howard (Wolves)

– Mcauley (Ipswich)

– Stearman (villa)

– Mattock (Westham or villa)

– DJ campbell (Watford or Norwich)

– Hume (Queens Park Rangers)

– Hayes (League 2 team)

– Hellings (Luton)

– Oakley (Norwich)

– Kishishev (Colchester)

– logan (Stockport)

– N'gotty (Sheff United)

– Kisnorbo (Sheff United if he can pass a medical)

Players promoted–

– Sappleton

– Chambers

– Mckay

– Lee Cox

– Rowe–Turner

– King

– Beswick

  Hibernian Rumours


Riordan Celtic

Oconnor (loan) Birmingham

Gow Rangers

Rocastle Free

O dea Celtic

some finnish players mixu knows


O. brien (PLEASE)

Zibbi ross county

Fletcher Celtic

  Man United

Ronaldo will sign another long term contract to put to bed the rumours concerning him and Real Madrid.


Karim Benzema will be purchased from Lyon for a fee of £22 million.

Micah Richards will be bought for £19 million (high price due to rivalry between United and City).

No chance of Owen signing, this is because of Owen previously playing for Liverpool.

Possibly of a sneeky move for David Bentley, Fergie see's him as an ideal replacement for Giggs, as Ronaldo will move over to the Left side of midlfield, Bentley will occupy the right.


Silvestre will be off to Bordeux for a fee of around £4–5 million.

Pique will move to FC Barcelona for £8 million.

Chelsea will not make any major signings as they want the current squad to be able to win the league.

Liverpool will try to sign David Silva and David Villa but with no avail, will most probably sign Gareth Barry.

Arsenal trying to sign Philipe Mexes from Roma for around £12 million. Gallas may move to FC Barcelona for fee of £5 million with Giovani Dos Santos moving to the Emirates. Niko Krancjar will also sign for £12 million.

Big Possibility of This Happenening

  Powerful rumours emitting from someone who claims to be "in the know" is that MON has set a value on Gareth Barry if he decides to go and if Rafa wants to progress the matter the deal is Crouch + Pennant + £15 million making the value £25 million. There is no mention of Carson as he would only be a makeweight in the deal. Seems interesting to me. Also interest in Paul Robinson grows as THFC are sniffing at Carson but do not ask me why.

  Concerning transfers at Goodison in the Summer. My Dad works close to David Moyes and says that the following players could sign for Everton: Ever Banega £5 million

Manuel Fernandes £7 million

juaquin £11 million

this triple swoop on Valencia will cost £23 million leaving Moyes to consider these targets: Andrei Arshavin £6 million (depending on Jauquin)

Iago £4 million (FC Barcelona wonder–kid)

Rafael Marquez ( cut price of £6 million)

the Valencia transfers will be done by next month and the other transfers are being seriously looked at by David Moyes as he sees Iago as the new Cesc Fabregas. DAVE T

  This is the list of Players Chelsea are currently tracking:

Goalkeeper: Issakson if Cudicini Leaves.

Defenders: 1 From Ramos, Micah Richards, Vincent Kompany if Carvalho Leaves.

Midfielders: 2 From Van der Vaart, Ribery, Robinho, Veloso, Quaresma.

Forwards: Possibly two if Drogba Leaves; Eto'o, Henry, Mario Gomez, Berbatov, Aguero.

Squad Players for the Future; Kerlon, Zarate, Kenwyne Jones

Outs: Shaun Wright–Phillips, Sidwell, Ben Haim, Pizzaro Definites.

Drogba, Carvalho, Wayne Bridge, Malouda all Hanging in the Balance. Expect some activity between Champions Lg final and the Euros however this list may well have changes in occordance with departures and good impressions made in Euro 2008.

  Tottenham Ins and outs:





modric (already signed)




+ scouts will be keeping an eye on euro 2008








cerny (already off)

Berbatov (abroad – not to Man United or Chelsea)


  Plymouth Argyle will pay £200,000 for Carl Asaba. They are also pursuing highly rated left back Guy Branston.


Ins: Richards, Yaya Toure, Ben Arfa

Outs: Lehmann, Flamini

Rumours: Nasri, Mexes, Thuram

  Rafa is too swoop for 3 young English players from Manchester City. These are Richards, Johnson and Sturridge for £18 million pounds + Crouch + further incentives. In addition he wants Balotelli from Inter for about £7 million pounds and Silva from Valencia £15 million pounds. As well as Degan for free and young Ramsey for £5 million pounds + incentives. As well as more young stars from across the world.

These will be partially financed by the sale of Finnan 2+ million, Leto 2+ million, Pennant 5+ million, Benayoun 5+ million, Itandje 2+ million, Carson 5+ million, Guthrie 2+ million and Riise 5+ million. A lot of reserves being sold or loaned out, except for definite Nemeth, Insua, Anderson and Darby.

  IN Dossena. Udinese done deal, Juaqin Sanchez Valencia. done deal. David Villa. Valncia done deal,, Marcelo moreno. south America done deal. here is the big one jeremie aliadiare. signed for Liverpool in feb. Benitez loves him watch for. risse and Pennant going in the opposie directon tjis is not fairy tales I do not waste your time but the big one is Aliadire to replade Kewelll. done dea;

  As I stated a few days ago Gareth Barry has asked for a transfer. This was in writing and was handed in on Friday. Negotiations over fee and player exchange are expected to last several days so nothing will be announced until Wednesday at the earliest. A great piece of news for all Liverpool fans is a deal for Zarate is almost complete, but it is a very complicated deal as so many agents involved. Andreas Dossena will arrive for a medical before the Euros, the fee being nearer 8 million Euros than £. Degan agreed to join over five weeks ago. If sales go correctly, David Silva and Dani Guiza would be seriously bid for along with along with 3 young players. The one most sought after is Dani Aquino of Spanish team Murcia. I also know of a 16 year old who plays for Velez Sarsfield in Argentina who will join for the reserve team. Last bit of gossip I heard is Klaas Huntelaar has agreed a new deal wih Ajax.

  Hearts Fc

Hearts are in negotiations with French League 2 side Dijon FCO about the availability of midfielder Nicolas Sahnoun. Sources close to Romanov say he wants to add more experience to the squad to help the talented youngsters coming through, and Romanov is impressed with Sahnoun's pedigree.

  Hearts Fc

Hearts will sign Marius Niculae, Grzegorz Szamotulski and Mark Kerr subject to medicals. The experienced trio will join in time for pre–season training although it likely Niculae will join later having been included in Romania's Euro 2008 provisional squad.


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