Football Rumours Archive August 21 2006


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Liverpool are in for Lucas Neill and are preparing an offer for the 28 year old Blackburn and Australia defender. Rafa Benitez hopes to add the defender by the end of next week, as his final transfer signing and will then look to sell players in Jan Kromkamp, Neil Mellor and possibly Florent Sinama-Pongolle.


Everton will sign Steed Malbranque in the next few days from Fulham for around £3.5 million, although the French winger will be looking at a substantial pay cut.


Newcastle are now preparing a swoop for Obafemi Martins and Glen Roeder will offer around £8 million for the Nigerian striker.


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arsenal have suprisingly offered ashley cole to the toon as chelsea look to have cooled their interest and arsenal now just want to get rid of him and they know that freddie shepard has the money for cole. but if chelsea do still decide to get cole that opens the door for newcastle to go for wayne bridge. glenn roeder will then add at least another two players. either graveson and martins or martins and another striker.(ronaldinho perhaps?)!

To the borofan who said that boro were gonna sign yobo get your facts straight Yobo has just signed a new 4 year deal so why would we sell him anyway everton to buy malbranque and offload kilbane

First of all villa won't sign Petrov as Celtic won't let him leave. O'Neill will have 6m to spend until the takeover occurs and will sign, Malbranque 3m, Wright Phillips (Loan) and Muntari 3m.

Arsenal need a defender but dont have much money. As negotiations between chelsea and Real Madrid have all but ended it seems unlikely that Wenger will have the option to use the money from the transfer of either cole or reyes on any player. So with only 6 million in the kitty Curtis is not an option however Cacapa of Lyon, Philippe Mexes of Roma, Fabricio Coloccini of Deportivo and Tomas Ujfalusi of Fiorentina have all fallen out of favour and all are experienced, quality yet affordable centre backs. . . expect an offer soon

Watch and believe! LFC will announce El Zhar as a signing this week (free), and if they get past Haifa, Alves bid for 10m on next week. Le Tallec, Sinama, Diao and Mellor will all leave this week.

Arsenal Rumours

J.J, you do not have exclusives as i herd that rumour about a week ago. We dont need a replacement for Jose Reyes as we have Walcott, Freddie, Rosicky and Hleb. If Reyes stays he will be back-up to Rosicky. I have a strange feeling that Cole will stay and be hated across all world football fans. Iw we need to buy a player it will be a CB and a CDM. Ive heard we may buy C.Davies again but i do not see any truth in it. Chivu seems the more likely. But i think Shillia Illiasu is going to sign for 500,000! He impressed me and Wenger at the WC so expect that in 2-4 days. The CDM will cover then replace Gilberto. I think he will be Mavuba (TH14 said he was great in the recent friendly match) or A.Diarra (replaced Makellele in all WC matches). I would think it would be A.Diarra because he would only cost 4 mil (FACT!). But if Rio Antonio Mavuba costs from 0-5 mil we shall buy him as he is younger.

Tom C


NEWCASTLE- To the guy who said that van buyten could come to newcastle to hamburg, he signed for bayern muich about a month ago! Newcastle to sign gravesen and another two quality players by the end of the market.

RANGERS- We have almost a completed squad, but le guen wants to sign a centre half, most likely the bosnian Sasa Papac. This will only happen if fanfan, bernard and andrews leave. He also wants rid of novo and namouchi, but doesn't need replacements as they are surplus to requirements.

Norwich Manager Nigel Worthington is mulling over a pair of bids for want-away striker Leon McKenzie from Coventry and Sunderland. It is believed both offers are in the region of £1 million, which is slightly under Norwich's valuation of the player.

Norwich are using the money raised from the sale of Rob Green to chase Hull City striker Jon Parkin. Rumours concerning Charlton's Marcus Bent are completely not true!

Neil Mellor could be set to join either Championship club Luton Town or Sheffield Wednesday in the coming week, for around £600,000.


Adriano will NOT move.

Torres will NOT move.

Cashley will NOT move. (at least in this window)

Senna will NOT move.

Hargreaves will move, depending on Bayern.

Cassano will NOT move.

And Pennant will take the Prem by STORM!

P.S please learn to spell before yoe post a rumour. Thankyou.



Expect Inter Milan want-aways Martins and Adriano to sign for Newcastle a deal that will cost a combined £21Mill. Also Boumsong off to Juve for £2.5Mill. We will use that towards Bridge - If the deal with Chelsea and Cole go ahead. 100% True. Now something I have heard over in spain is that Newcastle want Joaquin, but Joaquin has his eye on Valencia.

Ashley Cole is set for a shock £17.5m move to Newcastle this week, after Chelsea dropped out of the deal.

Martins has been signed on a 4 year deal from Inter, costing £10.9m

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It's the start of a new week and I have new rumours for you. For the record, I posted the information about Albert Riera joining Sunderland, Didier Zokora snubbing Arsenal for Tottenham and Damien Duff swapping Chelsea for Newcastle, all of which have taken place this summer. I have recently been told that Chelsea will pull the plug on their bid to sign Ashley Cole from Arsenal. It has become well known that Jose Mourinho has all but signed versatile Dutch defender Khalid Boulahrouz, though that wouldn't necessarily end their pursuit of the England left back. Cole, however, tried to rebuild his relationship with Arsenal on Friday by insisting he was free to play, only to be told by Arsene Wenger that he wouldn't be considered and was free to leave. Now, though, Mourinho has grown tired of Arsenal's insistence that a bid well over his own valuation of the player must be made or he goes nowhere and has opted to look elsewhere. Boulahrouz could potentially be the last defender to be signed this summer, depending on the future of William Gallas. I've not heard too much on that story, but one person has told me he will be a Chelsea player for the next 12 months while he signs a pre-contract elsewhere in January.

kevin blackwell will be sacked at the beggining of october, with glen hoddle his replacement, also leeds are after 2 more players be4 the transfer window closes in 2 weeks, they are:

=indiagez(sorry bout da spelling),1.5m-derby

and dexter blackstock loan from southampton

boro 2 sign wayne routledge from spurs 100% true

big news 4 arsenal fanz. . simao sabrosa will be signing 4 12.3 million subject 2 a medical. .fernando gago is also being watched and betinho, an 18 year old wonderkid from brazil is being hailed as the new adriano and AW has sent scouts to watch him. . watch this space !!!

Newcastle will sign Martins and Klose before the transfer market ends. Also Bridge will come if cole goes to chelsea. Newcastle always buy near the end of the market so expect another big signing on the last day. Expect big transfers in January if there is a takeover.

Some of the posts on here are absolutely idiotic. To the guy who reckons Newcastle will sign Van Buyten. Are you from this planet, or on drugs? Bayern Munich bought him ages ago you twat!

Yes, its true, we're getting rid of Boumsong, apparently £2.5m to Juve. Good riddence to him. Roeder has publicly stated admiration of both Martins and Gravesen, so I can imagine they could be well on there way this week. Bridge has been constantly linked to provide competition with Babayaro (Not much of a competition really), and considering we have very good relations with Chelsea, i'd imagine the deal will be concluded once they unveil there new left back.

I firmly believe that Roeder has another 2 players to come in after those 3. A new centre half is needed as Bramble is rubbish, and Moore is injured (again). The other could possible be another striker, but only to provide competition for places for Shola and Martins. Doubt it will be a big name player, more likely a lower division young striker (Nugent possibly?????).

Martins will join NUFC within 2-3 days the fee will be £10.9M

Man Utd are to make a last-minute bid to sign Mascherano in the region of 17mil as negotiations for Hargreaves and Senna have both stalled. A new striker is unlikely to come in this late in the transfer window.

Nufc News

GR has said he is goin 2 bring in 3 players and i hav been told frm a very reliable source these are graveson 2m, bridge 3m and martins 10m or klose 8m GR's staff hav watched them both.

expect graveson in the next few days along with klose or martins probably martins them bridge when cole goes to chelski.

here is all the latest goings on at the teams who've left it late in the transfer market

Arsenal in:

woodgate (exchange for reyes + recieve 5m)

out: reyes (5m + woody), cole 21m chelski

aston vila in:petrov 5m

out:phillips 750k sundrland

bolton in:le sulk (anelka)

chelski in:cole 21m

out:bridge nufc 3m

everton in: malbranque 2m

fulham out:malbranque 2m, boa morte spurs 8m

manure in:hargreaves 15m

middlesborough in:ooijer 4m

nufc in:bridge 4m, graveson 2m, klose8m/martins10m

spurs in: boa morte 8m

i have some interesting information regarding a few clubs.

Firstly Reading are trying to complete a move for Danny Mills on a season long loan from Manchester City. City may now be allowing this to happen as Sylvain Distan's move to Middlesbrough is now off due to him not agreeing personal terms.

Newcastle United are interested in Pascal Chimbonda to solve their defensive problems.

Liverpool will sign one more person this will most probably either Daniel Alves or Lucas Niel. Benitez has already stated he will sign atleast one more play and this is the only position liverpool are short in.

It has been reported in several newspapers that Cashley has been bought by Chelski for around 19m, but this is not the case. Wenger is trying to hold out till the transfer window till it is too late for the schysters, giving him time to persuade Cole to stay. However Cole WILL be sold if a team from abroad puts in a reasonable offer before the end of the month. Don't believe what you read in the papers.

jj back here and on the arsenal front i can say that the transfer window is about to shut and wenger has played it smart, by makin his deals quiet and completing them before the window shuts to stop teams like madrid and chelsea poachin arsene wengers hand picked players. On the simao SABROSA front, i apoligise for yesterdays spelling mistake, Benfica are considerin the £12.3 million (18 million euro) bid and are likely to accept in a few days. The next piece of news i have is that Jonathon Woodgate will be an arsenal player next season as a deal is bein thrashed out as we speak, thats another exclusive so remember wher u heard it first and remember the name J.J !!!


I am a manchester united fan and firstly i think bayern munich are not really good with their mind games, because firstly owen hargreaves said "the offer to join united is fantastic" and a few hors later they bayern say "we do not want to sell and we have not had any contact with manchester" Tell me im wrong but isn't the tapping up, but bayern havn't reported manchester united so there has been communication between the two clubs and the deal is already done. So you will se owen hargreaves come in the evening and i think you will definetely see no more signings after this. Because look at yesterday manchester united scored five goals we dont need any strikers we have got wazza, saha, solskaer, smith and rossi and plus if we continue at the strike rate we are right now this season we will have scored 634 goals in all competitons we will have no problems scoring goals so dont worry united fans we will have the title wrapped up by february

Brace yourself Villa fans for an influx of quality signings before the window shuts, as Martin O'Neill stamps his authority. Our team will soon be:


Geremi (£3m chelsea)


Ujfalusi (£2.5 fiorentina)

Bale (£1.5m Soton)

Gera (3.5m WBA)

Petrov (£7m Celtic)

Appiah (£6.5m Fenerbahce)



Saviola (loan with view to 7m move)

We will also sign Neil Lennon as backup.

We will offload Phillips, Hendrie + Angel.

The villians are heading for Europe.

It is well known in Old Trafford that Ryan Giggs sees this season as his last at the theatre of dreams. He will DEFINATELY sign a 2 season deal to move up north to Celtic on the advice of both SAF and Roy Keane.

i have herd from the inside that the everton players are unhappy with david moyes' attitude. No transfers will happen because Kenwright is saving his money until Moye is gone and someone better is in.

Very Likely

Out - Moyes , Van Der Meyde

In + Curbishley

i jus wana say cn ppl plz chec der info dey send in b4 dey rite false stuf lyk da nwcastle fan who tinks dey culd sign either van buyten or lopo wen der av joined bayern n depor respectivly.

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boumsong set 2 join juve despite relegation with a fee around 2.5 or a straight playa swap which culd b kovac.

martins alredy discusin terms afta nwcastle got da go ahed 2 start talks ova a 11m switch

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milan finaly 2 sign a strika in rafael sobis of internacional

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roma 2 ad mauro esposito of cagliari 2 da signin of pizzaro

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anelka 2 join bolton on a 4 yer contract 4bout 8m

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joaquin set 2 join valecia afta dey missd out on simao but any deal wuld dpnd on reguiero goin da otha way

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former hearts target ahn jung-hwan 2 join

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da title is cumin hme

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R3D D3vil

Man Utd News - SAF 1st choice player is Hargreaves as he has been after him since may, he will join after telling munich he will not play for them anymore. But Van Bommel is also a target as he is well down the pecking order at the camp nou. As for a striker, Torres is the player SAF wants, but Atletico want £40m for him and have told united that he will sign a new deal anyway. But Torres has said that he will not and wants to leave next summer (when he will only have 1 year left on his deal), so SAF will try a £27m bid, but if that fails he will move next summer and bid a knocked down £15m. If a deal is not done with Torres expect Trezguet (1 year loan) or Saviola (£3.5m)to come in. As for Mascherano he could be bought in January or next summer.

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