Football Rumours Archive May 01 2008


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Arsenal Rumours

I work for the Arsenal ground staff and have it on good authority that Micah Richards will solve Arsenal's defensive problems, with Senderos being shipped out.

If Flamini leaves then Barry will be the one to replace him, but Wenger hopes to keep Flamini.

Bendtner is leaving and Arsene will be left with Adebayor, RVP, Eduardo, Walcott and Vela.

He will then only buy youth players to build for the future, which will include Maunder, Ball, Holt and Udwin (a promising centre back from Serbia).

  Sven goran Eriksson could become the next manager of the Hammers as he knows off the new setup the club has next season with gianluca Nani who he knows off at he's time when he used to manage in Italy.

  The board finally to back Rafa in the Summer. Though you may think this means £40 million, it in fact means he will overspend on ONE player. It will be Matias Fernandez at £12 million. It seems a lot but I think he will be decent. Also coming in will be Degen and possibly a keeper depending on the situation. Liverpool have a good keeper out on loan at Twente and are having difficulty getting him a permit. Harper may be bought in. So just three in's with a pretty big name amongst them. One also I think will improve at Liverpool. Outs will be extensive as thankfully we will finally get rid of Kewell and his £4 million a year wages. He will be joined by Carson Martin Riise El Zhar Tallec Guthrie and Mikhailov (the loan keeper). Arbeloa Pennant Lucas Benayoun Voronin Insua Aurelio and even Itjande are going nowhere, unless silly bids come in for them making it worth our while. I do not think there is much chance of keeping Mikhailov though, so expect many Outs and just Degen Fernandez a keeper to come in. This may be good, the squad seems happy. A bit more from the likes of Pennant Voronin and Babel and it could be coming togeher nicely. Beats swapping Joe average for average Joe season upon season.

  Arsenal are about to spend a large portion of their transfer fund in bringing in Metz Wonder–kid Miralem Pjanic. Also in AW's sights are two more young players Nikolay Dimitrov (levski sofia) and Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff City).

  David Moyes will be given around £30 million to spend should Everton qualify for Europe.

coming in will be

ashavin £8 million

nolan £4 million or fenandes £6 million

hunt £4.5 million or pennent £5 million

glenn Johnson £6 million + neveile

k. Jones 8 m

s. Parker + £3 million for of A. j

  Liverpool rumours:

LFC ins:

Philipp Degen – Borussia Dortmund (done deal)

Amorebieta – Athletic Bilbao

David Bentley – Blackburn Rovers

LFC outs:

Itandje – OlymPique Lyonnais

Carson – Aston Villa

Finnan – Tottenham Hotspur

Riise – Valencia CF

Guthrie – Bolton Wanderers

Benayoun – Blackburn Rovers

El Zhar – AS Monaco

Kewell – Juve FC

Leto – Racing Santander

Voronin – Eintracht Frankfurt

Nemeth, Plessis and Insua will be given more opportunities in the frist team, especially Insua with Aurelio's constants injuries.

  My friend is an assistant groundskeeper at Anfield and reports Tom Hicks taking Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy deep–lying forward) and Werder Bremen goalscorer Boubacar Sanogo out for a meal. With Voronin and Kuyt on their way out this makes sense.

  LFC Transfers

Talks between Rafa and Wigan have broken down over Valencia, Rafa is in talks with G. Barry, Mancini, and David Silva. Rahina is a done deal and Maxi Rodriquez has agreed on personal terms but LFC still have to negotiate a price with Atletico, and talks with Marcelo Moreno from Cruzerio are almost finished and Bentley and a centre back were not ever going to be signed.

Harry Kewell is in talks with Sunderland, and Andry Voronin is in talks with HSV and there is an offer on the table from Borrisa Dortmund.

Both Portsmouth and Sunderland are interested in Peter Crouch, and Aston Villa want Pennant, and Rafa is willing to sell as long as he receives a decent offer.

Rafa and Vicente are in–contact with each–other and Rafa wants to sign him, but Rafa has not seeked approval from the Board yet as he is unsure on other transfers.

  >Newcastle are looking to strenghten their defense this Summer with one of the brighest young prospects in Europe, Mamadou Sakho from Paris st Germain.

Hes been recommended by Dennis Wise for Newcastle but teams like >Chelsea, >Arsenal and >Juve are also eyeing the young talent.

  Having spent the last few weeks talking to staff within the walls of Aberdeen FC I believe we have several key signings to look forward to. There is a large transfer kitty available and look forward to these players arriving.

Gary Macdonald – free from Oldham

Pavol masaryk – unconfirmed

gary bollan – free

Chris porter – Motherwell 300 k

Ryan esson – free

Miller –Will not renew contract (to be announced next week)

DJ campbell – 500 k

ALSO BREAKING NEWS – Noel whelan to return as coach. It is believed the big man will return with a few to help the young forwards at the club but to also to warn the young pups at the dangers of aloholism related to footballers.

  In the Summer Newcastle will sign:

Thierry Henry (£15 million) FC Barcelona

SWP (£10 million) Chelsea

J. Cole (£15 million) Chelsea

Richard Dunne (Free) Manchester City

Giles Barnes (£6 million) Derby

Dean Bouzanis (Player exchange – Steve Harper) Liverpool

Newcastle will sell:

Ameobi (£4 million) Stoke

Steve Harper (Part exchange) Liverpool

Rozehnal (£2 million) Lille

  MANCHESTER UNITED will not make wholesale changes this Summer. Dong will be leaving and incoming will be Kenwyne Jones from Sunderland. Ferguson wants him as a squad player who can play with either Rooney or Tevez or on his own, offering a new aerial dimension. The only other signings will be Phillip Lahm and a couple of youngsters.

ARSENAL are close to signing Lucio as has been widely reported. Wenger may consider making a move for Mark Noble or Scott Parker. Gareth Barry will not be coming to the Emirates. Thierry Henry will not be coming back. The only other signing will be Hatem Ben Arfa.

CHELSEA will be sell both Didier Drogba and Andriy Shevchenko in the transfer window. Drogba will arrive at Inter while Sheva will be a squad player at AC. Adriano will arrive as part of the Drogba deal. Chelsea will also sign Rafael Van Der Vaart and Daniel Alves for substantial fees. No other signings will be made.

LIVERPOOL have not even challenged for the Premier League title in over a decade, and Benitez will be given his last attempt at rectifying this next season. This is the trophy that fans want, but Benitez will likely prioritize Europe once again. Signings will be Diego Capel from Sevilla, Gabriel Heinze from Real Madrid, Rafinha, and Mancini from Roma.

OTHER signings this Summer include David Villa to Tottenham, Freddy Adu to the Hammers, Elano to Tottenham, Brian McBride to Reading, Claude Makalele to Tottenham, Jan Kohler to Portsmouth.

  Highly rated Lyon Striker, Sydney Govou has been spotted getting out of a taxi at Manchester airport.

  Jose Mourinho (mr. attitude) was very pleased to see FC Barcelona's exit from Champions League. this will clear the path of him becoming the next FC Barcelona manager

  Sunderland Rumours:

Reports are right; Keane will receive a large budget from the board, this is in the region of £60 million. Keane is aiming for a single digit finish in the league next season and plans to be very busy in the Summer.

The other reports that Keane will sign a new contract are also correct and if all goes to plan, a three year contract will be signed shortly after the end of the season.

Firstly expect Connolly, Halford, Fulop, Harte, Varga, Cole and Kavanagh to be shipped of to various championship clubs.

The loan deal of young defender Hartley will be turned into a permanent one at Chesterfield.

Stokes will be loaned out to Stoke (lol) if they are promoted but his time at the SoL is nearly over. He will be joined by Liam Miller who sign for Stoke for £850,000

Finally Yorke will be given at coaching role at the club next season but will retire as a player.

The players joining Sunderland will be:

Jonny Evans as a permanent signing

David Meyler (A young Cork midfielder)

Another centre half

A right winger

Two forwards

Left back

Centre midfielder

  Arsenal will get get one of Quaresma, Robinho or Ronaldinho. After get a replacement for Flamini who could be barry, perrin or Denilson, + a defender lucio, Mexes or zapata. Funny people think Arsenal will sell their star players, we are also a big club and want to win cups so do not even think of us selling anyone, we do not need money, we have it, we are thefourth orfifth Richest club in the world.

  Two pieces that will be proven correct. Do not know the prices etc. but leaving Liverpool this Summer are; Pennant to the Hammers and Crouch to Newcastle. Both deals have been completed.

  Villa ins

Carson–4 million, Guzcan–2.5 million, C. Davies–9 millionm, Boswinga–10 million, Van Huyten–free, Milner–7 million and Zarate–2 million loan

Villa Outs

Sorenson–free, mellberg–free, Berger–free, Moore–5 million

also Bouma, Barry (sorry Liverpool), Young and Gabby all to sign new contracts

  Afc Bulletin ) ) ) ) ) )

Gilberto to leave Arsenal probaly 4 AS ROMA. If Traore goes out on loan then you might see Arsenal youngster James Dunne as his replacement as Dunne has signed a pro contract with Afc.

  Man United although are currently in the Champions League Final 2008, they want to stregthen their already super–star squad. Benzema is due to sign in the Summer for £28 million. Also Philip Lahm has been reported in Man United training ground Carrington and he likes what he sees.

  SPURS NEWS, these player's linked to the lane JOSIP SIMUNIC (def), JEAN MAKOUN (mid), and BRUNO FORNAROLI (for) replacement for BENT; other player's at the lane BENTLEY at the same photoshoot as thfc player's, PRANJIC, CAPEL, KRANCJAR, MCGREGOR and GATTUSO. TO THE GUY WHO CALLED MODRIC a FLOP? he must have turned down a team you support for you to be that jealous? envey pure enveyand to "ALL SPURS FANS GUY" you said RAMOS will bring in players from Spain but you do not know who they are? and that they will not settle? that makes perfect sence you person. I can understand how hard it must be for the puddlers to understand but here goes again ROBBIE KEANE WOULD NEVER LEAVE SPURS FOR THE PUDDLERS. CELTIC YES but THEN IN A FEW MORE YEARS? HOW ABOUT WE KEEP POSTING THE RUMOUR TORRES TO SPURS? HE IS FED UP WITH THE GOINGS ON AT POOL AND wants TO PLAY FOR RAMOS. RUBBISH YEA? AND SO IS THE KEANE RUMOUR


bentley to puddlers. no

barry to puddlers. no. chelsea

mcgeady to puddlers. no. barcodes. yes/swap with duff.

berbatov to chelsea. no. abroad

RIBERY TO ar5ena1. NO. lol

huntelar to man united. no

d. bent to man city. no

villa to inter. no


kewell to spammers. no

dunne to barcodes. no


  Arsenal will be buying Lucio, Barry and Nikolai Dimitrov. Wenger is also monitoring the situation at Manchester City but it is not Richards who he is eyeing. it is infact Petrov who Wenger sees as the perfect winger to add a bit of quality down the left flank, especially with the never ending injuries to Rosicky. Vela will come back and will also be an alternative down the left and not as a forward. Robinho is not coming nor is David Villa who is destined for Liverpool.

Flamini is off to Spain and also out is Gilberto Silva, Hoyte, Lehmann and Senderous. Hleb is going nowhere.

  REAL Rumours NOW. I know a few people within St. James' Park and they have informed me that Nzogbia could be off to Portsmouth in a swap deal involving Utaka. Ameaobi (a. k. a Bambi on ice or Strowler) will be heading to the dizzy heights of Stoke for £4 million (bye, bye, bye, bye) and finally Kevin Keegan is going to get air lifted by Helicopter out of the ground and taken off to Hamburg.

Tom the UGmeister

  Billy Davies will be appointed Hearts manager by the end of next week. The deal can not be annonced until first may due to contractural reason with former club Derby.

There will be input from Romanov but Davies will have full control of team and selection though not 100 percent on bringing players to club.

Expect 2 or three players from the same agency that represent Kingston.

Also Davies will look to bring in Beattie from West Bromwich, Pearson from Derby, Mckevely from Derby, and Mark Kerr from Dundee.

Likely departures – GoncAlves, Berra, Tall, Basso, Stewart, Elliott and Nade.

  Norwich boss Glenn Roeder is believed to be interested in Birmingham duo Martin Taylor and Cameron Jerome. Both are supposedly available should Birmingham beat the drop and Roeder is watching the Premier League relegation situation with great interest for this reason.

  Liverpool signings

Philip Lahm (12 million)

Eidur Gudjohnsen (2 million) done

Aiden McGeady (10 million)

David Silva (18 million) FEE BEING NEGOTIATED

Santiago Canizares (1 million)

Leaving will be:

Harry Kewell (free)

Yossi Benayoun (5 million)

John Arne Riise (5 million) (Newcastle)

Scott Carson (6 million)

Charles Itjande (3 million)

Andrey Voronin (1 million)

Danny Guthrie (3 million) (Bolton)

  LFC Rumour:

Michael Johnson is going to join LFC this Summer 100 percent

  I know some people in Leicester City and my source has stated to me Joe Mattock has agreed to join Aston Villa for £1.5 million. Richard Stearman could have gone for the same price but wants to be with Leicester in the Premier League and will wait for two years. Also if City stay up they will sign Robert Earnshaw for around £3 million.

True blue

  Hey, there are reports here in the US that Scottish Premier League club Celtic are to buy Jozy Altidore and Brad Guzan. Reported price £12 million USD


  Arsenal Transfers:

Daniel De Ridder RM – £5 million

Nikos Karelis ST – £2.5 million Greek 16 year old on trial

Kamel Ghilas LM – £2.5 million

Ludovic Obraniak CM – £7 million

David Villa ST – £17 million

Pedro Botelho LW – Return From Loan

Carlos Vela ST – Return From Loan

Jay Simpson ST – Return From Loan

Fran Merida MF/LM – Return From Loan

Mark Randall MF – Return From Loan

Rui Fonte ST – Straight Promotion to First Team

Nacer Barazite WF – Straight Promotion to First Team

Jack Whilshere ST – Straight Promotion to First Team

Havard Nordveit DF – Straight Promoition to First Team

Gilles Sunu ST – Straight Promoition to First

  The unnamed player that Liverpool have signed is Clarence Seedorf. Seedorf has beeen in contact with Phil Thompson (ex–Liverpool assistant), who has returned to Melwood in a scouting and advisory role to Rafa Benitez after the departure of Paco Herrera to Espanyol. He is Dutch and can thus speak relatively fluent English and would be a great addition to the squad. European experience and quality.

The fee is believed to be in the region of 6–9 million quid.

Sven Goran Eriksson to be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti and to be followed by Gattuso and young forward Paloschi to Manchester City. with Micah Richards moving to Milan in a sensational swap deal. City are likely to be paid a substantial fee in the transfer. doubt me at your will, but this monster deal is imminent.

Peace, Charlton (Forza Azzuri)


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