Football Rumours Archive August 22 2006


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MAN U NEWS>>>>>>>

Good news for Man u fans that Torres will surely come to OT before transfer window closes.ATLETICO MADRID have bought two new strikers. they are

Sergio Augueiro and Ahn Jung Hwan. Augueiro costs 11.3 mil. Atletico madrid knows that they are gonna lose Torres as he wants to go from the club. Now if Torres signs a new deal then AT.Madrid would never have gone for other strikers . SO expect to see Torres to OLD TRAFFORD before september 1st. Also Mascherano will come as SAF will give him a clear 17 mil. offer.



Ashley Cole will not be signing for a shock £17.5m move this week, after Chelsea dropped out of the deal. Newcastle don't have that kind of money to invest in one player. Newcastle are however keen on Obafemi Martins and German World Cup star Miroslav Klose. If neither of these players is signed Newcastle will look to Russian hot-shot Alexander Kerzhakov.

Newcastle will find it hard to capture Thomas Gravesen but are trying there best to sign him, althoulgh I can see him going to another English club.



i've heard from a friend of mine that pizarro(bayern munich) will move to chealsea. senna will not got to united but instead theay will buy hargreaves or greavesen. Makaay will go to ac milan and bayern will then buy klose for around 16.5 mill. martins or Saviola will go to newcastle and depending on the move the other will go to ac milan

Liverpool will not sign lucas neill. If they beat haifa, we will sign daniel alves but if they don't then they will move for pascal chimbonda. That will be all the players coming in but a few will leave. Neill mellor will go to coventry to replace gary macsheffery, don't know wheter it's permanent or on loan. Salif Daio will hopefully leave, with rangers, birmingham and norwhich interested. Pongolle will stay. Kromkamp won't be sold, but loaned to another premiership team. This is so he can play every week and get premiership experience. Rafa sees him as part of his plans. Kewell has been given 6 months to prove himself worthy of a place at the club.

Motherwell are arranging the papers to protest that Hibernian fielded an inelligble pllayer against them at the game last weekend. ICT are also interested in how this situation develops as the same player has also played against them. Expect this in the press very soon. I understand that the Morrocan mafia are involved in this fruadulant transfer.


Newcastle United will sign two strikers and one defender by the end of the transfer market. The strikers will be Obafemi Martins and Klose. The defeder has not been linked with them yet by any papers. He is the german and Chelsea player Robert Huth. This is from a source inside St.JAmes' Park.

I read this website every day i love it, and i'm so pleased to add a genuine real transfer story!

my brother works in near birmingham and on saturday went to get some petrol and Harry Kewell was in his bentley in front, he was lost and asked my bro for directions how to get back to liverpool. Obviously wondering why Harry wasnt with the liverpool squad as they played that afternnon, he said he was at ASTON VILLA in talks with Martn O'Neill!! watch this space! phill the big dunc fan

Aston Villa fan here. Villa back in for Milner 3m and we are also trying to sign Bardsley for 1m. Celtic are holding out for 7m for Petrov so that looks like a move for him may have to wait.

david moyes out! alan curbishley in! is this bull or is it true! tell me more! anyway i heard that everton will complete the signing of steed malbranque for 2million in time for the game against spurs also the boro fan who said yobo will sign for u are on crack one you are a smaller club and most of all he signed a new 4 year deal!

Ive got some liverpool news!!

Neil has already signed and should be unveiled this week

You heard it here


Arsenal will finally back down and sell Ashley Cole to Chelsea for a realistic price this week.Arsenal have no choice but to sell as they could face a 30mil loss if they don't.They would lose out on a potential 20mil in any transfer involving Cole plus around 7-8mil in paying the players wages and a 2mil loyalty clause written into his contract if he stays for another season.Now 30mil is alot of money to lose out on especially on a player who will probably rot in the reserves and for a club who have got a great big shiney new stadium to pay for ,dont you think.So Chelsea will get their man for around the 17-20mil mark or 10mil plus Gallas and end one of the most annoying transfer sagas ever.One more thing i'd like to say to all the Newcastle fans on this site,WAYNE BRIDGE IS NOT LEAVING CHELSEA,WAYNE BRIDGE IS NOT LEAVING CHELSEA,WAYNE BRIDGE IS NOT LEAVING CHELSEA,WAYNE BRIDGE IS NOT LEAVING CHELSEA!!!

Coventry to sign Leon McKenzie from Norwich for around £2 mill. £1 mill bid was rejected but Micky Adams knows he needs a settled striker and more importantly a settled team, mark my words, this will go through by friday.

I have a mate whose brother in law works at west ham and he said that west ham will sign either Tranquillo Barnetta or Steed Malbranque.


Celtic have agreed a deal with Jan Vanegoor of Hesselink, £3,000,000 up front and an extra £2,000,000 over the nest 3 years. he will be highest earner next to petrov on £31,000 a week.

Daniel Ljuboja will also sign for under £1,000,000 from Stuttgart as well as lee naylor from wolves for £600,000 plus Ross Wallace on loan for a year. Thomas Gravesen will only sign if petrov goes in the next two days as Celtic cannot afford gravesens wage as well as petrovs. Celtic may possibly sign Kevin Thompson from hibs in a shock move that would see Stephen pearson going the other way as well as around £1,000,000. Last but not least there are fresh rumours that Ian Harte may have been in contact with celtic for a possible move as he is in ahis last year of his contract at levante and wants a move to his boyhood heroes. A huge week of transfer activity at parkhead guaranteed. . . . Finally!! Hail Hail!

My uncle works on the corporate side at SAFC and has confirmed to me that the bid for Modena's Ghanaian World Cup star Asamoah Gyan is still very much ON. Sunderland have offered £1.75 million but Modena are holding out for £3 million. SAFC will clinch it this week by bidding £2.5 million, in the wake of the Southend disaster.

Sunderland are set to strengthen their squad with the signing of South African wonderkid Lebohang Mokoena for a fee of around £2m

GOONER NEWS Ashley Cole will move to Chelsea this week in exchange for William Gallas plus £12.5million.Real Madrid have not got the money to buy Reyes so they are offering Julio Baptista plus £6million?This will not be accepted as Arsenal now only want a straight swap for Robinho as both Franck Ribery and Simao Sabrosa have decided to stay at their clubs.AW has £10.5million left from his £20million kitty so with the money from the Cole transfer it will be a new war chest of £23million,this will be used to make bids for Javier Mascherano(corinthians)and Nuri Sahin(borussia dortmund)?Dont be suprised though to see a double bid to Corinthians for Mascherano and Carlos Tevez or a bid for Fernando Gago(boca juniors).

i have some more transfer news. This will happen before the deadline

Petrov to Villa

Martins, Bridge to Newcastle

Distin to Boro

Cole to Chelsea

Expect Southgate to be sacked before January if Boro are in the bottom 3.

Arsenal News

The following transfer activeity will happen by the end of August.


Cole will finally move to Chelsea (14m+Player)

Cygan to go to Genoa (Undisc.)


Gallas will arrive from Chelsea(Part of Cole deal)

Shillia Illiasu (500k) (To replace Cygan)


Rio Mvauba or Hargreaves (DM)

Nuri Sahin & Betinho (Youth players)



Eboue /Lauren










Stevie Naismith from Killie, has a huge possibility of going to Hearts. I was training at Riccarton and heard some goings on about it.He is the perfect replacement for Rudi Skacel and is fantastic thinking by Valdas Ivanauskas.

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Reading will complete the signings of Bikey,Elliott,Boyd and Soares in the next week.

Shane Long will also be sent out on Loan with QPR and Sheff wed leading the chase.

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Everton Fc D.Moyes is preparing to make a 500,000 move for D.Mills at Rb so that he can play P.Neville as the holding midfielder and also D.Mills would provide good competiton for T.Hibbert.

S.Malbranque will make his move to Goodison Park for 1.5 mill and expect K.Kilbane to make a move to Fulham.

Moyes will finally make a move for L.Diarra from Chelsea on loan.

Celtic to sell Petrov by the end of the week to whoever stumps up 10 million euros (or just less than 7 million pounds). Most likely is Portsmouth although Villa are still in the running.

Graveson will sign on Friday.

Also heading to Celtic park will be Paul Hartely of Hearts and Ryan Giggs.

Speaking to a coventry player who lives near me, he was saying that he has heard the lad Billy Sharp should be joing this week along with Marton Fulop. He has also heard Chris Brunt's name mentioned but was not sure about him joining. He said some of the players were not happy about the McSheffrey sale. Oh and finally he said to look out for a couple of academy lads this season, in particular Ange Lourougnon a young Ivory Coast striker!

West Ham to sign Tranquillo Barnetta, Sylvian Distin which is a new one but Pardew sees him as an ideal replacement for Anton Ferdinand who will be signing for Arsenal in a 10million deal. They will also sign Aldo Duscher for 700k as he is desperate to go and has already had a tour at UP! However the fee could be different as deportivo want around £4/6 mill.

John Heitinga is the man set to eventually replace gary neville at manchester united. Sir Alex will make an offer for him either in January or in 1 years time.

Villa will sign either one of Malbranque or Muntari for 3m and a centre back believed to be Belgian Olivier Deschacht from Anderlecht. They are interested in signing Albert Riera who was on loan at Man City last year to replace Milner as Riera has not gone to Sunderlnad! Why would he

NUFC 2 buy martins for as much as 10 million

plus gravison for 3.5 million bargain

possibly cole or bridges as new left back depending on chelsea situation

NUFC fans don,t mind either way!

go glen roader, now finally win something NUFC!

good relationship with chelsea so bridge could come on the cheap 3-5 million??

Reading are looking to sign highly-rated Croatian striker Eduardo Da Silva from Dinamo Zagreb.

The Royals had a £4m bid accepted for the Brazilian-born 23-year-old, but face competition from West Brom, who had a £3m bid rejected but are looking to table a new bid matching Reading's £4m.

Valencia winger Vicente looks set to join Reading on loan for the season. The 25-year-old, who can also play on either wing, as a central midfielder or up front, has fallen out of the Valencia first team and want's to play in the Premiership.

Former Aston Villa full-back Ulises De La Cruz has been training with Reading recently and will earn a permanent deal by the end of the week.

Reffering to the comment made on Neil Mellor to Luton, it will not be Mellor but Parkin to move to Kenilworth Road following the big money departure of Steve Howard. Newell needs a striker for cover or replacement.





General Premiership transfer activity:

ARSENAL: Cole will move to Chelsea for 10m and Gallas going the other way. Reyes will stay.

CHELSEA: See above-Cole in,Bridge out,Gallas out.

Huth may yet stay. Tevez bid still a possibility with the club only having 3 strikers. Another 20m+ offer may be too good to refuse.

MAN UTD: Hargreaves still on the cards-16,17m bid could be accepted in coming days. Meanwhile, Ferguson will offer Inter just under 20m for Adriano, whose place at the club is now under threat. Inter could accept if they wish to continue their usual spending spree.

NEWCASTLE UTD: Martins set to sign from Inter for around 10m in a few days. Defenders Mathijsen (AZ Alkmaar) and Bridge will shore up the back line somewhat, for a total fee just under 15m.

I have herd today that barcelona are attempting to sign 2 players before the transfer window closes. These are Diego Forlan for whom they will pay around 10 million pound. he will be used as a back up for Samuel Eto'o or a player they can use to change their formation with to a 4-4-2. The other player will be Daniel Alves. He has been linked with a move to Liverpool but is thought to prefere to stay in spain and play for barcelona.

2 huge transfer's i can comfirm will happen.

Ashley Cole is set to move to Real Madrid as a Replacement for Roberto Carlos who will retire next summer.

Also, Valencia will attemp to sign Jose Antonio Reyes as he wants to move to spain and a move to real madrid seems off. If Madrid do up their offer Valencia will sign David Trezeguet on loan until next summer.

p.s 3 Liverpool Players will move to spain before the end of the window. These will be Jan Kromkamp, Harry Kewell and Possbaly Sinema Pongolle.

Pompey will pull out of a Muntari deal to sign £7 million rated, Stilian Petrov from Celtic in a turnaround desicion after first claiming that they wouldn't meet Celtics demands for the Bulgarian.


Haijuk Split are looking to sign young Australian croatian striker Damir Mikulic on a sean long loan. Mikulics impressive displays for Perth Glory in Australias A League have alerted Haijuk to his availability.

In other news Walsend youngster Marcus Thompson is being touted for a move to Arsenal with Arsen Wenger appearing to be very keen on the young lad


O'Neill has now completed his assesment of the squad and transfer dealings will begin in earnest at villa park over the next few days.

Expected Outs:

Phillips to sunderland

Berson to Levante

MON will also listen to offers for DJDJ & Hendrie


Diego Tristan

Agathe(currently on trial will sign)

Gravesen( his agent is currently in talks)

Anelka(a reported target)

Petrov(definately wont go to pompey as he wants to work with MON as they are great mates also)

Malbranque(a reported target)

Saviola(still available!)


O'Neill will be given the go ahead to pursue these targets by Randy Lerner when takes over as major shareholder on wednesday. Ellis and Petchy have agreed to sell their shares(58%) to him and the 10day limit for rival bids will pass at close of trading at the LSE(London Stock Exchange) 5pm wednesday, thus giving Lerner control of the club. After this there will be 11 days left of the 21 day peroid for shareholders to return their forms either accepting the offer for the shares or not. Expect Lerner to reach the 90% needed to delist the company and make it private very quickly though as he is most definately the man the fans want to lead Villa forward. Banterrrrrrrrrrrr!!UTV!!


Man Utd News

Hargreaves deal is unlikley due to Bayern not having sufficient cover after losing Ballck to Chelsea. Also rumours still arournd regading Fernando Torres Sans. According to some reports a 26.6 million pound deal has been agreed and El Nino will arrive in Manchester on the 22nd/23rd of August for his medical. it is also reported he will sign a 4 year deal worth around £70,000 per week. This in turn will promt a big scramble between premiership and champioship clubs for Guiseppe Rossi on a 1 year loan deal, Preston and WBA look like early faves

aston villa will sign agathe on a free.i hope utd can sign hargreave but it doesnt look like bayern want him to go. anelka will sign for bolton 2moro portsmouth to sign petrov 4 7mill and muntari 4 9mill fernandes of benfica will sign just before the transfer window closes if utd do not get hargreaves they will sign boupa diop of fulham

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