Football Rumours Archive July 23 2006


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i am the stupid blank who said zapiter was from deportivo i apoligise but i do hav some new inside info on liverpool. my cousin plays in the youth squad and has heard a few rumours flyin round. Liverpool will not sign kuyt as he is to expensive for the quality he posses but how ever sanz luis garcia will be done in part exchange for villa and 12 mil or torres and 17mil sorry again

LFC news....I live in liverpool and work at the ground on match days, and to here people say that they see managers showing players around is a joke, it simply doesnt happen...The only rumour I have is that Kronkamp will still be a liverpool player next season, the reason for this is that my girlfriend works as a recepcionist in a set of privately owned apartments in the sefton area, and yesterday she saw the owner showing kronkamp around!!! Sissoko and agger both live there aswell.

I work at st.james park, yesterday I saw Pablo Aimar and Paulo ferreira being shown round .coincedence ? 1000% TRUE

Manchester United Signings:

1.Torres - 27.5m

2.Hagreaves - Part of RVN deal

3.Gattuso - 10m

4.Kuzsczak - 2m + L.Miller + Ben Foster on Loan

Total Spent - 39.5


1.RVN - 7m

2.Ben Foster

3.Liam Miller

4.Obi Mikel - 12m

Total - 19m

Manchester United Starting 11


Neville Rio Vidic Heinze

Ronaldo Gattuso Scholes Giggs











To the 'Sky Sports journalist'. You know the one who couldn't spell players names and missed out several capital letters from club names. To be a journalist even for a small media company you have to be well educated, and this 'journalist', quite simple wasn't. Anyway, onto my information, Rafa is busy drawing up deals with several players in La Liga. Fran Merida looks to be a very likely signing and, very surprisingly, looks to be involved in a straight swap deal with Harry Kewell. Daniel Alves and David Villa both put pen to paper with Liverpool last week, with 11 and 17 million pounds sterling for each player respectively. I'm a bit worried about Villa for that much money to be honest, as he looks a little bit lightweight and could be knocked about by your typical Premiership centre backs. Rafa has also been busy courting Torres but this is highly unlikely because of both the price and the fact that everyone else is after him. Liverpool can actually afford to buy big name players, despite rumour to the contrary, now thanks to investment from both the Kraft family and Steve Morgan in a joint venture. A surprise move may be made in an attempt to secure Kaka from Milan, although this won't happen, and will be purely a show of ambition to scare Chelsea and to let the world know we do indeed have money to compete, this will only happen after we have completely tied up deals for any players so we don't make their prices skyrocket however.

Necastle to visit bargain basement.

With money going on Duff and Ashton ( Milner 3.5 + 7 mil) The Toon will then look at Robert Kovac for a nominal fee. Rossi and SWP's (later for 10 mil next season)and Tristan on a free to keep Luque company and fill out the squad. Also Ujfalusi for 3 mil. There is also supposed to be another Chelsea player on the Newcastle list too probably Bridge.

My uncle is one of the new board who have taken over at Southampton. Great news is that the board have secured major investment from a long time Saints fan (well known but can't say his name yet) who has pledged £25m of his own money for players for Saints to push for promotion this year & double that once promotion is gained! Players who have been sounded out about joining and are keen to come are Skacel, McSheffery, Koumas, Freddie Eastwood and almost unbelievably Sammy Hyppia who Liverpool are prepared to release. Hyppia has been promised an amazing package for a championship team and would be made captain. Really exciting times ahead for Saints fans

To kick things off lets stop putting rumours about rivals going for cheap poor class players just to itch a scratch. Second point is the reason there has been loads of: im staying where I am from the players, this is due to Chelsea we all know what they do. It's happened to every1 Arsenal, Liverpool, and Man U all the turn downs are being used to throw the check-book champs off the trail (So dont worry).

To the guy who said Man U fans are nuts thinking they have 63mil, we sorta do just cut the fat and the real sum is about 56mil as reported in more than tabloid.

As reported once b4 im part of the back room team who deal with the money aspect E.G bank to bank. I dont know who has been bought (Not going to lie just for kicks) but all the top three Arsenal, Liverpool and Man U have done decent dealings. biggest for Liverpool being 19.3 mil, I will leave liverpool fans to dig out the man behind the mask for me (Pool in the office is some 1 from Real). Can also say bottom of the big bucks spenders is Arsenal does not mean they have no clout, AW know's who to buy and loves Chelsea trying to lick his shoe's to find out who.

Man U does sit on top of the money tree, I knew they would mainly because if they dont pose a problem to money bags this season it's a bad sign. Another reason could be AF taking the back seat hanging up his mega-fone and 12 gage lol, this would allow the new manager to hit the ground running.

Last thing the RVN Real saga, Man U have told Real in no uncertain terms to get stuffed unless they offer a decent wedge. A co-worker in spain has said that Real is playing the waiting game, hoping that the same thing which happened with Beckham will allow them to get RVN on the cheap, Man u are onto it.

!!!The World of Money has Holes!!!

I am friends with mark hughes gardener and he tells me that blackburn have already wrapped up deals for ayala and aimar 100% true. Also the reason why mido is taking so long to sign is because he wants a quality player to sign before him so rovers can prove they have ambition to him so the news that the two valencia players have signed will mean he will sign, all this to be revealed in next two weeks. Lucas Neill and Brett Emerton will not be leaving because mark hughes hopes a good start to the season will make them sign up before january

Norwich City currently have 500k spending money. However, Rob Green is set to sign for West Ham for 1million + Clive Clarke perminatly + Mark Noble on season long loan. This will leave the Canaries with 1.5million, they will bid 500k for Reading right-back John Halls and 1million for Luton right winger Carlos Edwards, the starting 1 when fit will be;

Earnshaw Jarvis

Huckerby Safri Noble Edwards

Drury Shackell Doherty Halls


Ipswich Town will complete the free transfer signing of Leeds full back Dan Harding on a 2 year deal next week. Although the move was mentioned a few weeks ago, negotiations regarding a potential fee and a possible swap deal involving Darren Currie have complicated the deal.

Fernando Torres is set to demand permission to speak with Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United. United will up their bid to £28.5m, and could possibly throw in Louis Saha in Exchange. The deal for Micheal Carrick will be wrapped up on Wednesday, whilst Ferguson will return with a bid for Mahamadou Diarra, after he had a fall out wth Lyon boss Gerard Houllier.

Manchester United will sign Michael Carrick and Fernando Torres next week. The wait will be over!

Ruud van Nistelrooy will join Bayern Munich, as the Real Madrid deal is dead because they won't pay what United are expecting. Talks are that Jermain Defoe and Michael Carrick will both sign, but it is more likely that it will be Torres and Carrick, with Diarra possibly signing soon afterwards. Good times for United!

I spoke to micheal spillane (a young norwich defender)in a club at riverside norwich. He told me that Worthington was planning on getting neil mellor for 750,000 but if he went to a premiership club then they'd sign mcleod 4 a million and Thorne. he also said that if knowone bought Koumas this transfer market and norwich were doing well in january they'd swap rob green for him.if that deal go's through there likely to sign liam miller and ben foster from man untd for 5 million depending if it looks like promotion that season.

Gigi Buffon will make a £12million move to Manchester United with a sensational part exchange of 'keeper Edwin Van der Sar, th former Juve stopper has agreed to take a hefty pay cut to rejoin a club close to his heart. Also Ashley Cole will join Chelsea for £15m plus Wayne Bridge. Wenger needs to sign a few more english players after the loss of Sol Campbell and Cole and see's Brdige as a good replacement. Patrick Vieira will join Inter along with Luca Toni

liverpool are on the verge of signing kuyt and alves and maybe cameranesi on loan

Charlton News- They are close to signing the following players, Isaksson (£1.6m), Queudrue (£2m), A. Diarra (£3.4m), M'Bami (£1.3m) and Maniche (loan). they are also in talks over Dindane and Gyan. While Holland and M. Bent are set to join Reading for £2m plus the 1st option on Sidwell if he leaves. Newcastle have placed a £1m for HH and Myhre could be moving to Italy for Cheivo.

Rick Parry is at the Arsenal/Ajax game today hoping to strike a deal for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar after giving up on Kuyt.

Arsenal fans why do you always think you will sign the big names? When has Wenger ever signed a big name player such as Robinho or Buffon? He simply doesn't sign these players and what makes you think this summer will be any different? AW will sign a centre back but not Thuram as he has signed for Barcelona, expect a move for Jaques Faty or a more unlikely move for Curtis Davies. A centre midfielder MAY be signed to cover for the injured Diaby but don't expect Javier Mascherano to join the club, he will sign for Chelsea in January. If a midfielder is signed expect it to be a loaned player like the situation last season with Alexandre Song.

Manchester United do have a big transfer budget so why do people laugh when people say this. We have just signed a multi-million pound deal with the AIG sponsorship so even before we sell, we still have money to spend. The deal with Carrick is imminent so that will go through next week. Another midfielder could be signed but expect it to be someone such as Aldo Duscher but definetly not Riquelme as we already have Paul Scholes. As for a replacement for Ruud van Nistelrooy, expect Jermain Defoe to sign at the beginning of August

Luton Boss, Mike Newell wants to take 2 strikers on loan for the forthcoming season. He fancies Guessepi Rossi of Man U and Craig Linfield of Liverpool to bolster his strikeforce, following the departures of Showumni and Howard. It is unlikley that the moves will go ahead but Newell is eyeing them both and will speak to Ferguson and Benitez in the next few days.


Rafa Benitez is hoping to secure a loan deal for David Trezeguet from Juventus by Friday and an £11 million move for Daniel Alves by Wednesday. He will then also consider moves for squad players like Trabelsi. Dirk Kuyt is looking unlikely, with Feyenoord pricing him at £14 million. If he does join the Premiership, expect Tottenham or Newcastle to bid for the Dutchman.


Jose Mourinho is inquiring about an £18 million move for Benfica ace, Simao Sabrosa to replace Damien Duff and Shaun Wright-Phillips who is also heading out. If Arjen Robben also leaves, Mourinho will put a bid in for Liverpool target Daniel Alves or Barcelona's Maxi Rodriguez.


West Brom will finally sell Tomas Kuczazck next week for a cash deal that will also see Gerard Pique play for West Brom next season on a loan deal and Frazier Campbell on a permanent or loan deal.


Newcastle will not get 9 million compensation from the FA for owen. They may get around £2million. Bowyer has left on a free. Duff went to Newcastle because £85k per week!!!

Derby County want to add to the signing of Luton striker, Steve Howard by bringing in Hibernian striker, Paul Dalglish. Billy Davies announced that another striker will join the Rams.


damien duff definately going nufc


I no clive allen who is the tottenham eserves manager and he has told me carrick will definately be leaving and i have been told aaron lennon wants to leave as he is not getting paid the money he wants to be paid

Reading will sign IFK gothenburg striker George Mourad as coppell needs strength upfront.

Reading are looking to offload Kitson and whilst the team were away at northampton Kitson was in talks with palace a deal could likely be 1 milion.

Sunderland are rumoured to be on the verge of signing Glenn Hoddle as their new manager. He will be given around £10m to spend for the championship season and around £40-50 in the premiership if they get there. Also, speaking to my friend who is a physio at the club Liam Lawrence is meant to be going to Wolves in a deal worth around £500k. Ha'Way The Lads

Dean Whitehead is set to be staying at Sunderland unless Reading can cough up the £2.5m - 3m asking price. Julio Arca looks as though he will be goin to Boro for the next season in a deal worth £1m. Sunderland will get the promising left winger Adam Johnson on loan for a year if the deal goes through.

I have recently been on a weeks work experience at St. Andrews and have saw gary mcsheffery roaming around the ground with tour guides and it has been more than once! make of it what you will

I am a liverpool fan and i have it from a reliable source that newcastle will sign the followig. Metthew Upson and Sol campbell to replace the outgoing boumsong and bramble. He also sees stephane henchoz as reliable cover. Thomas gravesson or steed malbronque will give parker and emre healthy competition. Wayne bridge might come in but only on loan. Geremi is another target. new strikers are needed with luca toni a near certanty and mateja kezman could follow. They have also made an approach to take hernan crespo on loan.

Expect Sunderland to announce a Press Confrence on monday afternoon, which will be about Quinnys consortium getting the 90% of the shares they need, and also they will be announcing the new manager and possibly a couple of signings.


EFC will sign David Thompson on a free agent.

Look out for JP Kissock, Scott Phelan, Paddy Boyle, Victor Anichebe, James Vaughan,Mark Hughes

and Scott Spencer. They are all hot prospects!

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