Football Rumours Archive July 20 2006


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Celtic will move for Borgetti from Bolton this week. Thompson and Petrov are out. WGS is looking to fund the wages of Nedved, Giggs and Campbell. He knows this won't happen but he's pushing for Campbell as he knows celtic as thin at the back

NUFC will buy Camoranesi(4.5m) and Ujfalusi(3.5m), Bridge(3m)is also on the shortlist. Tristan may come for free (if Luque stays) but he prefers Spain. Attacker will come from one of Italian relegaded clubs or it will be Iaquinta(5.5m) from Udinese. Maybe Malbranque for cut price. Boumsong(3.5m), Faye(1m),Butt(1m) and Carr(1.5m). that's for summer, you can expect bids for Bent, Ashton and few others in january.

Right, let get things started, SAF will not be making a £1m move for Zinedine Zidane. He would like a battler in midfield and feels that Gattuso would fit the bill perfectly.





Total 34m


Ruud Van Nistelrooy 14m

John O shea [part of swap with Carrick]

Team will look like this:

Van Der Sar

Nevville Ferdinand Vidic/Brown Heinze

Ronaldo Gattuso Carrick/Scholes Park



To sign for Norwich next week: Lee Williamson from Rotherham (350k), Chris Eagles (Man Utd) £450k), Izale McLeod (750k). Green to leave for West Ham in next fortnight for £1.5m.

Paul le Guen is set to expand le French Revolution at Le Ibrox, after signing Toulouse wonderkid Stephane Bonnes. Many Premiership sides and Celtic have all been chasing him, but the World's greatest coach showed his class to sign him in the end. Vive le revolution.

Listen Up--- I play for manutds youth team and i overeheard my coach telling a parent that David Gill is in manchester preparing for the imminent arrivals of 1. Michael carrick 2.Luca Toni to replace rvn and/or Genaro Ivan Gattuso and Jermain Defoe if the Fernando Torres bid fails




Ins: Davies (8m), Saviola (4m) and Buffon (15m)

Outs: Ljungberg (5m) and Gilberto (8m)

Done: Rosicky (In, 8m) and Pires (Out, free)


Ins: Tevez (25-40m), Lahm (15m), Adu (7m) and King (?, 20m)

Outs: Duff (10m), Bridge (5m) and W-Phillips (15m)

Done: Shevchenko (In, 31m), Mickel (In, 10+2m) and Ballack (In, free)


Ins: Alves (10m), Villa (21m) and/or Kuyt (11m)

Outs: Cisse (9m)

Done: Aurelio (In, free) and Bellamy (In, 6m)


Ins: Gattuso (10m), Carrick (14m), Kerlon (6m) and Torres (25m)

Outs: Rossi and Pique (Loan), van Nistelrooy (14m), Sylvestre (7m) and Fletcher (2m)

Done: Spector (Out, 1m), Mickel (10m) and E-Blake (Out, 1m+)


Ins: W-Phillips (15m), Bent (7m) and/or Defoe (12m)

Outs: Babayaro (1.5m) and Ameobi (3-5m)

Done: None


Ins: Duff (10m)

Outs: Carrick (14m), King (?,20m) and Defoe (12m)

Done: Zakora (In, 10m) and Berbatov (10m)

This is what I truly believe will happen in the transfer window. Jem.


Luca Toni, who scored 31 times for Fiorentina last season, has at the weekend been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan, whilst Stefano Fiore has long been mooted for a move to Valencia. There is sure to be much interest in Lazio fullback Massimo Oddo, and sixteen goals in Serie A last season is likely to bring interest in Tommaso Rocchi.

== Arsenal News ==

AW will look to add more talent to his armada of young talent. Firstly he will look to offload Reyes and A.Col£ to Real Madrid and will get Baptista and Ramos in return. Ribery will then be signed for £16m. Fabregas will stay and partner Mascherano (£15m) in central midfield and Adebayor will be offered to Lyon in a cash plus player deal to get Fred (£6m + Adbayor). Wenger will then turn his attentions to Italy where he will snap up S.Frey and V.Bojinov from Fiorentina. Freddy will go to Middlesborough (£9m). Lehmann and Almunia will then leave for their native Germany and Spain respectively. Wenger will then look to sign Micah Richards in a deal which could see Lupoli (permanent) or Djorou (loan) going the other way. He will then look to sign various talents from around europe to bolster the youth system. Wenger will play his successfull 4-5-1 formation from the champions league.

Squad Next Season:

GK- Frey (Poom/Mannone)

RB- Eboue (Hoyte)

LB- Clichy (Flamini)

CB- Toure (Connelly)

CB- Ramos (Senderos)

RW- Rosicky (Bojinov)

LW- Ribery (Hleb)

CM- Fabregas (Diaby)

CM- Mascherano (Flamini)

AM- Baptista (RVP)

ST- Henry (Fred)


Liverpool and Bolton have come to an agreement over a swap deal involving luis garcia and kevin nolan. But it is unlikely garcia will sign for bolton as he wants to go back to spain.

A number of rumours have been circualting on this website nd others and throught the general public that newcastle are ready to sign either ashton or bent but as ashton has came out to personally say that he doesnt want to move and also bent singing a new contract with charlton then those transfer stories are virtually dead. i am not a newcastle supporter infact i am a sunderland supporter but i thort i wud let the mags know wat is really happenin as a familt member works on the inside of Newcastle, glen roader is closely watchin the situation of the three relegated italian teams with not much money available at Newcastle he is hoping to get maybe one star player to join Newcastle But he is also wanting players that wont be a risk to newcastle as players from foreign leagues have been singed before and have been a failure i.e luque and boumsong. players with premiership will be on roaders wish list but he also wants to bring in young bright talent. roader wants a central defender who can also play on the right wes brown is being monitored but an enquiry has yet to be lodged. obviously a striker will be signed to replace shearer but he wants to sing two strikers because of the lack of depth in that area of the squad. jason roberts shockingly is being considered raoder see's his strength and pace a valuable commodity and will better the squad but the other big name striker could be signed from italy but no names have been mentioned yet.

sunderland are still looking to appoint a manager and will probably not speak to a manager until next week at the earliest, quinn is watchin the situation closely at aston villa regarding david oleary, quinn see's him as a good candidate for the job and already haveing a close relationship with him then he thinks their will not be many issues to sort out, david o'leary is reportedly keen for all the mess at villa to be sorted out sooner rather than later so he can either carry on wit pre season training or if he is sacked or resigns then he can talk to other clubs and he is reportedtly not afraid to drop down a division in order to be a successful manager, and sunderland are the likely club he will opt for, money will be made available which is also another thing which is attracting mr oleary as he has not been able to spend money in the past three years at villa with doug ellis having other plans than signing players. quinn is alo keen to bring back former strike partner and sunderland great kevin phillips back to the SOL but wether that rumour will happen it remaisn to be seen.

Arsenal News

There are alot of Arsenal fans on this site (which is not a bad thing) but were all getting a little delusional in this transfer heat wave.

Fact Ashley (the rat) Cole will be gone & it will be within the next week his ties with Arsenal have been severed. The two clubs battling for his signature are Chelsea & Real Madrid. Chelsea will be making a formal offer this closing week in the region of £16-£20 million but expect Real to follow swiftly with an attempt to off-load Baptista in Arsenals direction due to a 'secret deal' between the two clubs which is becoming very public knowledge.

Saviola deal may still happen but this depends on if Wenger goes for a wideman, if he does don't expect Saviola but if he doesn't he will come in for £4million with RVP been switched out wide.

Curtis Davies is wanted but the price is ridiculous (how is he worth more £6 million I don't know) so keep your eyes open on this one he will be moving to a new club but not sure where yet. & finally Buffon will be at AC Milan next season Yohann Pele will be joining Arsenal & maybe Thuram dependant on if Arsene pulls his finger out quickly as Thuram wants his future settled in the next 2 weeks so he is training & ready for the new season.

Manchester United

Transfers In


Mauro Camoranesi

Gennaro Gattuso



man u have signed spanish wonderboy fernando torres for a deal of 28 outbidding inter milan and athletico have accepted i have a very reliable source that works high up in united.


Celtic will sign gary naysmith 1mil, graveson 2.2mil and jan koller 3.7mil!! and 2 the idiot who said mark burchill lol dont make me laff!!!

I work at Manchester United's Carrington training ground and have just seen Viera and Gattuso getting a tour of the facilities.

chelsea will sign xannavaro a cole totti and toni. They will sell robben geremi crespo drogba wright phillips and duff.














Stop the press!!!!!!!

Viera, Gattuso, Ronaldo (the tubby one)

All arrived at Manchester airport within 3 hours of each other this Morning.

All north west clubs could be involved but my reckoning is with the bad half of Manchester (red)

Swansea City fan here and the following is our Squad for next season

Goalkeepers - Willy Gueret, Andy Oakes (Free)

Defenders - Garry Monk, Alan Tate, Dean Leacock (£375,00), Kevin Austin, Izzy Iriekpen, Peter Ramage (£Part of LT10 deal)

Midfielders - Owain Tudur-Jones, Kirstin O'Leary, Leon Britton, Darren Pratley, Sean Thornton (£200,000), Darren Way, Richie Chaplow (Loan)Shaun McDonald, Dean Lewington (£100,000)

Strikers - Leon Knight, Rory Fallon, Bayo Akinfenwa, Karl Hawley (275,000)

Players leaving are

Steven Watt (Barnsley £125,000)

Kevin McLeod (Southend £150,000)

Andy Robinson (Cardiff £750,000)

Lee Trundle (God) (Newcastle £1,000,000)

AW will be looking to bring Julio Babtista to the Emirates as he nearly snapped him up last season but work permit lead him to madrid

newcastle utd outs

jean alain boumsong 3.5m as monaco

albert luque 6m real zaragoza

nolberto solano 2m middlesborough

newacastle utd ins

shaun wright phillips loan chelsea

sylvain distin 5m man city

guiseppi rossi loan man united

dirk kuyt 9m feyenoord


Christian Beer GK DORTMUND




Kevin Harper MID STOKE


everton will sign buckley within the next week as he has been released by b-dortmand and they are also going to sign a centre midfeilder in the next 10 days which could be out of maniche,costinhaor oddo


damien duff will reject a move to spurs and sign a new 2 year extension at chelsea

chelsea will sign ashley cole or luca zambrotta not both!!! only players to leave are del horno and huth(move back on to boro) chelsea may also launch a bid for man citys micah richards


Richard Stearman has accepted a contract with the Baggies. Stearman will leave City to join West Brom on a three year deal. The transfer fee is expected to be in the range on £2-3 million.

Meanwhile, Mark De Vries will also depart from the Walkers. He is heading for Kilmarnock depending on a medical which he will take on Friday morning. Leicester are expected to recieve £250,000 if the deal is secured.

Rob Kelly has sent his scouts to attend several Blackburn Pre Season friendlies. It is thought that he is interested in bringin in Shefki Kuqi on a season long loan to replace the departing Mark De Vries. >>>>>>YOBO21<<<<<<

My word some people love to make up rumours for this site!!!

Here is some real news from WHL. I do work for THFC but not directly, so my news maybe a little out of date as this was told to me on monday!

Mr Duff is just a matter of spurs going to £10m other than the £8m they offered. He has agreed to £55,000 per week for 4 years.

On the other hand not such good news on Franck Ribery. I spoke with his agent this morning and he will stay at OM for one more year then he will go to arsenal if all is still in place. No paperwork will be drawn up so this may change over the comming season but if OM make UEFA cup he will stay. He agent woundnt say what will happen if they lose.

The Torres saga goes on with so many clubs in the running its not funny!! Spurs are on the pace with the money but no CL is a problem, Man Utd and the others dont want to match the cash at £27.5m.

And one final point, Carrick, he will stay at spurs if man utd get PV. the problem is that Juve and arsenal have a contact that meens he can only move to Man Utd/Liverpool/Chelsea/Tottenham if arsenal give the green light. so the ball is in AW hands!!

Good like finding a source as good!! AP

To the genius that claims AC stands for Athletics club - NO. It stands for Associazione Calcio - which means Association Soccer. So before you nit pick, make sure you get it right. Additionally AC are known worldwide under the AC moniker, in the way Man U are known simply as 'United'.

My rumour is that Wenger is contemplating a shock raid for West Ham's Danny Gabbidon if he can't get Curtis Davies. Pardew will want some kind of return as well as cash, so expect Lauren to swap the north for the east.

I thank you

I have it on good authority that Man Utd are going to launch a £25 million bid for torres after the south africa tour - and if nistlerooy is sold. if not - we will buy toni or defoe for around 15 million and a deal has been negotiated for both carrick and gattuso miller will leave as will o shea, with the new midfielders costing around 30 million in total . united will spend about 50 million this summer and get much back from nistelrooy , mikel and the AIG deal.






Reading transfer news:

Reading will sign 3 or 4 more players before the new season.

Their key targets are John Mensah and Dean Whitehead. The Royals had a bid thought to be in the region of £4m accepted for Mensah and are currently holding personal talks, though he will probably be signed in this press conference on Friday.

Coppell has put in a final bid of £2m for Dean Whitehead, after having two bids (£1.2m and £1.7m) turned down. Whitehead is keen to move to Reading but and Sunderland would probably find a bid of £2m too hard to resist.

Reading are also looking to sign one more central defender, after Aaron Brown broke his foot. Targets include Matt Kilgallon, Danny Shittu and Matt Upson, and Reading put in a bid for Kilgallon this week.

I know Adam Federici's dad and he tells me that Adam said that Steve Coppell said that there will be a press conference on Friday to announce Reading's signing of John Mensah.

blackpool are interested in buying the pacy winger from hartlepool. alex springer. hartlepool are willing to let him go on a free transfer even though the hartlepool manager danny wilson has said that he looks like a hot prospect for the future.

Norwich to make 3 main signings this summer, a right back, a right midfeilder and a target man. They will snap up Shefki Kuqi for £500k. As for right wingers, they are looking at Luke Chadwick and Lee Croft (loan). To play right back, they have made an approach for Justin Hoyte, and are looking at making a bid for danny mills if this is unsuccessful

Just a thought, Saviola at Pompey to team up with Anelka. If not, then maybe Newcastle, or Boro


Coventry are expected to make 3 more summer signings

they will complete the transfer of Marton Fulop for

400k from Tottenham, also the sky blues will snap up Shefki Kuqi from blackburn for 500k and finally ex sky blues player Darren Huckerby will sign a two year deal and have a price tag of 200k from Norwich FROM SKY BLUE TJ!!!

Arsenal will sign the following Players:


-Curtis Davies(9.5, unlikely due to price, though Wenger knows we badly need a CB and Davies looks superb)

-Micah Richards(2.5, tottenham look favourites but because Arsenal are a bigger side and are in CL it is likely he will be swayed)

Arsenal will sign youngsters Sahin(5.5mil), Gago(1mil), Merida(0.5mil)

These transfers are very REALISTIC and these are the players Arsenal need.

I know that United will buy Carrick for 18mil pounds, RVN will go to real, mascherano and torres will come to Old Trafford

United team next season :

Van Der Saar

Neville Ferdinand Vidic Heinze

C.Ronaldo Carrick Mascherano Park

Rooney Torres

charlton are set to sign traore in the next few days along with emmerson boyce

I have it on great authority that If andy van der meyde leaves for Torino, and Buckley's trial doesn't work out that Everton will complete a £5m double swoop for Spurs wingers, Andy Reid + Wayne Routledge.

Also heard (but not as reliable) that Everton are going to take young Real Madrid striker Roberto Soldado on loan.

Following the recent rumour about Bramble joining Charlton, it is beliieved that he is joining for around £1.5m, with extra clauses if Charlton get into Europe. Dowie is also in advanced talks with Luke Chadwick so that Dowie can continue to play "attractive" football next season

rafa benitez is ready to hijack arsenals bid for saviola. Can anyone tell me who the player "zapter" is? Hes been linked with liverpool on this site but what club does he play for?

Ashley Cole will NOT be sold CHEAP- so all the people saying he is joining chelsea or Real madrid for 16mil,no, it is more like 24.5mil.

Also if chelsea and real wanted cole so bad why would both clubs be after Zambrotta, Chelsea have made him their top summer target.

Mohammed Al Fayed has finally agreed to loosen the purse strings at fulham. He is said to be ready to give chris coleman 10 mill. He will start by raiding birmingham for matthew upson and david dunn (to replace steed malbronque). Then he will fill the gap at left back with stephen warnock, possibly on loan. He will also try and get sol campbell, but he looks destined for spain. Zolten Gera is now affordable and the manager is really keen. He also wants another striker, with Sinama Pongolle and bobby zamora being mentioned.

Arsenal News!

Ashley Cole is going nowhere, the whole chelsea story has been and gone and if he was gonna leave, he would've done so by now. Arsenal will strengthen their squad with 2 more players and the most likely is Yaya Toure, as a replacement for the aging Gilberto and to stop Fabregas from burning out. Kolo has gave him all the insight on life at Highbury, and with Eboue there aswell he will have no problem settling straight into the 1st team. With Henry, Adebayor, Reyes, van Persie and Walcott, they will NOT sign a striker. A central defender is a must and Wenger has his sights set on Curtis Davies and if not, Phillipe Mexes who is a long term target and is having difficulty settling in Italy.

Dear =v1=, Valencia CF are not looking to sell David Villa to fund a bid for C.Ronaldo. They are looking to maximize their sale of Pablo Aimar to put towards C.Ronaldo or Simao or Camoranesi. Also, Valencia are not looking to capture Luis Garcia of Liverpool; they are looking to capture Luis Garcia of Espanyol, who can play as a forward or right sided attacking mid. Other Valencia news, Taye Taiwo of Marseille will be the likely Left Back purchased if Del Horno and Chelsea can't seal the deal. If Taiwo comes and either Luca Toni or Fernando Torres go to Internazionale Milan, then look for Valencia to buy Obafemi Martins as well.

Calum Davenport moving to Watford in the next few days...!!!!

Arsenal team next season:










AMF-Van Persie(Adebayor)



Arsenal funds=30mil

carrick to man u deal has been pulled. tottenham are asking way to much for player taht they are now just being ridiculous. fergies midfield targets will be gattuso, pirlo, senna, hargreaves, viera, maybe another look at diarra and makoun. don't know why no-one has mentioned him as a target yet. fergie was very impressed with cameroon international and he was a top target throughout the season with diarra. 2 or 3 of these midfielders will join as contradictory to what some say on this website fergie has marked all his promising youths for loan this season to give them either premiership or championship experience. upfront the possibility of signing torres depends on the van nistelrooy situation, how much money he leaves for. fergie now doesn't want to spend unessesserily on a striker as he has been pleased with the performances of youngster dong on their tour who should be available by january.

Watford are in talks with the following free agents- Stephane Henchoz,Doriva,David Thompson and duncan ferguson. Neil mellor was also spotted at vicerage road recently, with a loan deal being rumoured. Adrian Boothroyd have also made an ambitious loan offer for javier saviola. Although juventus have made an approach too, the player wants a move to the premieship.

Glen Roeder is ready to beef up his attack with a loan signing of real madrid power house julio baptista. Nicholas Anelka is another target and the player would choose the toon over villa and pompey. If he fails with either he will move for luca toni. Bramble and boumsong will both leave and he hopes to replace them with matthew upson and sol cambell, although campbell wants a move to spain. Robert huth is another name in the gaffers mind after middlesboro pulled out of a deal. Other targets are Lillian thuram, steed malbronque and sevilla winger navas.

Jürgen Klinsmann will be offered the chance to perform the same miracles with the Villa youngsters as he did with the German side.

Villa Operations Director Steve Stride is supposed to be in the process of contacting California-based Klinsmann whilst Doug Ellis is on holiday in Majorca.

Klinsmann will be excited by Villa's youth setup and his trademark speedy strikers in Luke Moore and Gabriel Agbonlahor.


Mate emailed me this, he works in California for some newspaper and they'll be publishing this soon if they can get quotes.

why do people still link arsenal with juventus players? wenger clearly said no to them. and why to people type rumours about arsenal buying like 7 players. i can tell you now that one or 2 of the following players will join.

-curtis davies - west brom

-philip lahm(depending on ashley cole)-b. munich

-fabio grosso(same reason)- palermo

none of these players like sahin or saviola will join.

expect tosee sir alex put in a 12mil bid for defoe if the torres deal cannot be clinched, with ibrahimovic another possibility as for the midfield problem expect either gattuso, carrick or viera to be signed. raid o juve a possibility.

cole to chels for next season.... maybe zambrotta who is also fancied by unitd and the arse. to hopfull arse fans claiming torres is off to u... be serious, wenger wont spend the money and he already stated he wont buy any more strikers. come on the dons

Pompey will complete the Fernandez signing by the end of the week, but the fee will be not as high as the £10m being reported. Anelka is also in talks, but the deal is far from being concluded. Distin is the number one defensive target, with a goalkeeper also needed - expect a move for Cudicini within the week

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