Football Rumours Archive August 24 2006


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man utd won't sign mascherano because he is too similar to carrick. SAF is looking for a tackling midfielder like senna, wouldn't be surprised if hargreaves is g nevilles replacement at rb and be used sparingly in midfield. torres, rooney and ronaldo to start in a front 3 that would seem impossible to stop.

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Newcastle United Rumours

Newcastle will definetly sign a chelsea defender this week even if chelsea dont sign ashley cole. However it wont be wayne Bridge as everyone is talking about it will be Robert Huth. The deal is nearly done.

As told to me by NUFC SCOUT

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Hargreaves and Tevez to man utd!! TRUE. .until monady both of them will sign



Lucas Lobos of Cadiz could be set for a £5 million move to Liverpool. The central midfielder who was once acclaimed as the new prodidgy of English football, could be set for England this summer.


The world class manager that Niall Quinn is trying to bring to the Stadium of Light is Alan Curbishley. It may not happen, but Quinn is trying to get the ex-Charlton manager to take charge of strugglers, Sunderland.


Gallas will leave Chelsea. he will either go to abroad to spain or italy or be involved in an exchange with Ashley Cole which is becoming more unlikely as Chelsea have withdrawen their offer trying to force Arsenal to lower the price because the cost of Coles wages are close to 8mil. Chelsea may decided to switch target and go for lahm who could cost between 8-12mil. Wayne Bridge won't be leaving why would Chelsea go out to sign a left back to solve the problem of only having one just to sell Bridge and have the same problem

A quote from Guillam Balague.-"In my opinion Liverpool will sign Daniel Alves. Rafa will wait until the correct moment and it is certain he will get his man." Expect a bid by the weekend.


Senna is staying in Spain. Hargreaves will hold a press conference with bayern and express his desire to move to OT. Torres probably wont come but Tevez is a option ( 17 - 25m ).

I have it on very good authority that the world class manager that is soon to be appointed by Niall Quinn is. . . . . .GLENN HODDLE

You heard it here first!

Expect Newcastle to confirm the signing of Martins on thurasday for 10.2 million. They will also secure a move for gravesen and possibly bridge. If the Bridge deal does not go through, expect NUFC to make moves for Upson, Barry and Leighton Baines although it is unlikely that they will be allowed to leave. Only one striker will be signed as the emergence of fans favourite Charles N'Zogbia might push Duff up as a striker, as he performed well there on saturday.

Portsmouth are trying to hijack Reading's move for Watford striker Darius Henderson.

Stuttgart striker Daniel Ljuboja is holding out for more money before he agrees a move to Reading.

Reading and Portsmouth are tracking Roma defender Sammy Kuffour.

Reading are chasing Hugarian striker Peter Rajczi but face competition from West Brom and Birmingham

Can i just clear something up. Alves will be coming to liverpool now they have qualified for the C.L proper. expect him very soon.RED

martin jol willl make an 8 million pound offer to fulham for luis boa morte later this week if this bid fails then he will bid again for stuart downing as he is determined to find an out and out left winger=

Reading will re sign Paul Brooker from Brentford for a fee thought to be in the region of £700k. Brooker left Reading 2 seasons ago, despite Coppell's desperate efforts to keep the tricky winger.

Colchester's powerhouse midfielder Kevin Watson looks set to join Reading. Watson was in stunning form last season and is also wanted by Hull and Leeds.

Norwich signings on Friday - Greg Halford 1.0m, Steve Brooker 600k, Johann Djorou Season Loan.

liverpool will only sogn lucas neill if kromkamp goes which is unlikely as rafa will give hhim another season to prove he can cut it in the prem and we will also sign an argentinien midfielder from cadiz called lucas lobos who scored 7 in 14 after joining in u will sell heinze to madrid for 10mil plus pavon.arsenal will complete the shock signing of chris riggot to bolster the defence a.cole will go to madrid 4 14mil plus carlos and chelsea will sign tevez 4 34million after outbidding manu and gallas will go to inter and j.cole is set to join barcelona on loann ith a view to a permanent move if he proves his fitness after he fell out with mourinho when he got told kalou robben and swp are ahead of him in the pecking order

GOONER NEWS Arsene Wenger has 3 main transfer targets?These are a centre half,centre midfielder and a striker/winger.The centre half as we now know is William Gallas(chelsea),the centre midfielder is Javier Mascherano(corinthians)and the striker is Franck Ribery(marseille).Ribery has decided to stay at Marseille so this will be shelved until next season.Arsenal made a bid for Mascherano in 2004 and he has been photographed in Brazil and Argentina wearing an Arsenal top just before the World Cup,he has also stated that the club he wants to join is Arsenal.William Gallas's agent has told the french media that Gallas will be an Arsenal player by the start of the season!Contrary to popular belief there is a very sizeable transfer kitty at AW's disposel as all of the £33million from the Champs league run was given to him.

Steve Bruce will splash the cash for one more time this month on Marcus Bent. The Deal will be £800,000 upfront plus £600,000 following promotion.

Mick McCarthy was at St Andrews on Tuesday watching Martin Taylor and will sign him for £400,000. Tony Adams was also there watching Stephen Clemence, Portsmouth will sign him for £400,000.

In January Bruce will extend the loan of Niklas Bendtner until the end of the season and sign Seb Larsson on a free transfer as his contract at Arsenal is up in the Summer.

Wayne Routledge will join from Spurs for £1m. Andy Cole from Man City in a swap for Mikeal Forssell and £2m. Matthew Upson will join Liverpool for £5m


newcastle will unveil martins today for 10 mil they will also go after nugent of preston or collins john they will also sign wayne bridge before the tranfer window shuts

Shilla Illiasu flew into Blackburn today for a Training/Trial/medical period.The "Black Stars" best defender at the World Cup will spend a few days at Brockhall before Hughes makes his mind- up weather to give him a contract.

Illiasu has been on trial at Arsenal this summer

Manchester United are set to let another 2 of their youngsters go to their feeder club, Glasgow Rangers.

Arthur Boka of Strasbourg will sign for Celtic this weekend for £2 million.

To the guy who had all the reading rumours, are you deluded?

Lucho Gonzalez, Rafinha, Woodgate, Vicente are blatantly want to go to reading to join the other quality signing of sam sodje? Obviously they are in the same sort of class!!!!

Alou Diarra is signing for Lyon to replace M.Diarra whos gone to Real Madrid so won't go to Arsenal. Gago looks like likely cover in DM to come in.

Gravesen set to link up with other Danish team mates Laursen and Sorensen at Villa.

Berson has left to go to Levante.

Cole will go to Chelski, with gallas going the other way and Bridge going to Newcastle.

Ooijer to sign for Blackburn tomorrow. (great signing!)

Also as a villa fan I am loving the Van der Vaart rumour big time!

Can everyone please stop writing in rumours that you've seen in the daily mirror/star they are all made up like how manu will sign adriano for 35m. Like Manu have that money! The Glazers don't have any money to give because they're paying back the club for borrowing money to actually bye Manu. Now down to the transfers that WILL happen!

Ashley Cole 5m plus Gallas to chelsea.

Martins to newcastle 10m

Wayne Bridge to Newcastle 6m

Robert Huth to Middlesbourough 2m

Tevez to chelsea 29m

Now these are what you call REALISTIC transfers.

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink will move to Celtic in the next 2 days. A deal is rumoured to be nearly done. He will become Celtics highest earner. Also Stilian Petrov will stay til at least next season as Celtic now want £10m for him.

lucus neill will sign for liverpool. true as true. as unbelievible as it sound after he broke jamie carragers leg

West Ham will sign Steed Malbranque over the weekend. Other bit of business for the Hammers is that Jimmy walker will be signed by Norwich therefore Ludek Miklosko will be tempted out of retirement by Pardew. C'Mon You Cannaries!

Liverpool Will sign Birmingham's Matt Upson for £5m in January. This will signal the end of Sami Hyypia's Anfield career. He is wanted by Portsmouth and Wigan.

Harry Kewell is heading to Germany, HSV want the Aussie and a fee of £3.5m will be agreed. Jerzy Dudek is off to Lyon on a free transfer

man u are just bout 2 sign torres for 22 mill and teves might come saf has put a bid in for him ut still waitig for responce this is inside news =

hargraves wont be coming to manchester united. because of bayern munich getting scared they are going to lose their best players and will lose their club reputation and wilol strugle. Therefore manu will make a bid for carlos tevez,alex furguson is a huge fan of tevez and will anounce the capture of him on the 30th of august, and will try in january to get hargreaves

Liverpool won't be signing anymore players, even after getting 15 million for qualifying for the group stages of the european cup. Instead this money will be put away for the new stadium. Some players will leave, Diao,martin(loan) and pongolle(loan). Harry kewell will leave because riise and warnock are out injured and speedy picked up a knock in kiev.

Something for ManU fans. .

ManU will get Torres or Tevez, Mascherano or Senna. I think, they will get Torres and Mascherano, because they have lot of transfer budget.


Van der Sar

Neville Ferdinand Vidic Heinze



Ronaldo Rooney Giggs


Lucas Lobos of Cadiz will move to Reading on friday after agreeing a four-year deal.

MUFC NEWS: Firstly please could u gooners n geordies stop dreaming u dont hav da money u make out u do. Now united will not sign adriano (too much money 4 1 player), hargreaves (bayern hav alredy sold ballack) n senna as he feels as if he is only a 2nd option. There man u will sign Tevez n Mascherano 4 bout 35m in total as they both want 2 leave brazil. This will b funded by da transfers of ruud n jon obi mikel + 12m of budget. In january expect jonny heitinga n aaron lennon as long term replacements 4 gary neville n ryan giggs

Reading will sign River Plate striker Ernesto Farias for £3m. The Argentine striker wants to move to Europe and preferrebly the Premier League and Reading are the only English side to show interest.

NUFC not Rumours but Promises

Martins to sign Wednesday night and shown to the public Thursday.

2nd signing will be another striker (despite people saying they won't after Martins) this will be Nugent from Preston.

Wayne Bridge will sign at the weekend (at which point Cole will go to Chelsea)

Graveson deal almost complete and will also be shown to the public before this weekend.

There is also one more to come, now from what I hear FS will try to get Woodgate back but failing this will go for Huth from Chelsea.

Shaun Wright-Phillips may also come on a loan deal which the guarnatee NUFC buy him next summer for 12 million (this deal will be done last day of the transfer window depending on the fitness update of Joe Cole).

Reading set to sign Betis defender Juanito for £3m. The out of favour Spaniard handed in a transfer request and Reading made their move. The Royals could also take want-away striker Ricardo Oliveira as part of the deal for an extra £1m.

Oliveira returned from Brazil 9 days late and was fined a massive 1 million Euros.

Fulham midfielder Steed Malbranque will sign for Reading along with Danny Mills and Ulises De La Cruz. Malbranque will join for a cut price £1.5m on a 3-year-deal, Mills will join for £750k on a two-year-deal and De La Cruz will sign on a free on a one-year-contract.

Reading will up their bid for Leeds defender Matty Kilgallon. The Royals had a £1m bid rejected but are set to table a new £3m bid.

However, Ken Bates looks relucantant to sell, claiming that Kilgallon is 'the natural successor to John Terry as England captain'.

Steve Sidwell's move to Charlton has been put on hold after the Reading Midfielder demanded more money from Charlton.

Werder Bremen's out of favour striker Ivan Klasnic has emerged as a target for Reading. The Royals made a £4m bid, after their hopes of signing Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink were slashed.

Reading set to sign Latvian striker Maris Verpakovskis from Dinamo Kiev. The 26-year-old flew in to Reading for talks over the Weekend and will probably sign in time for Reading's trip to Wigan on Saturday.

An offer they cant refuse>>>>>>>>>>>

SAF is going to give an offer of $25 million for Argentine and Corinthians hitman Carlos Tevez, which seems that this is the offer they (Corinthians) cant refuse. . Also Hargreaves will come to OT as he has declared he is unhappy with his current club and wants to come to the premiership. . Mark my words. . .

I can Guarentee right now to all you Gooners that Ashley Cole is leaving Arsenal one way or the Other. If he can not move to Chelsea he will move to Spain. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are very interested and with both needing a left back they will make a move for the unsettled player.

I herd yesterday from a friend who works out in Spain that Barcelona are interested in Owen Hargreeves aswell as Man Utd. Apparently they want to sure up their defensive options.


Wenger seems keen to buy a defender that can play left back and centre back as that is an area we need to strengthen. Gallas is an option but even though Wenger has made a seperate bid for him I think it depends on Cole's move to Chelsea. Another option seems to be Chivu or Shilla Illiasu (who's currently on trail with us ) or even Mexes but I think thats a unlikely option. A centre midfielder may be brought to take heat off Gilberto and Fabregas, I have heard that it could be Gago, a young player from Boca. Reyes will not be leaving as Wenger has confirmed that his dream move will stay a dream, not sure on Cole, it looks increasingly likely that hes going to stay but i'd stay it's 50/50.

Next Season or transfer window Wenger will move for a young goalkeeper as Lehmann has already announced that he would like to go to Germany and finish his career there.

Team 2006/07

GK: Lehmann / Almunia

RB: Eboue / Lauren

LB: Cole? / Clichy / Hoyte (if Cole goes)

CB: Toure / Djourou

CB: Gallas? / Senderos / Illiasu (if Gallas doesnt come)

RM: Hleb / Ljungberg / Walcott

LM: Rosicky / Reyes / Walcott

CM: Gilberto / Flamini

CM: Fabregas / Diaby

ST: Henry / Adebayor

ST: Van Persie / Reyes, Walcott, Aliadière, or even Ljungberg

pompey 2 sign anelka under the noses of bolton since martins has agreed terms with da toon

also pompey will sign appiah and upson

distin 2 da geordies


Corinthians will be tabled an offer of between 20 and 35 mln EUROS for Carlos Tevez not from ManU but instead from Aston Villa. It will happen within the next 48 hours. Guaranteed.

I've heard that 3 of europes major clubs are monitoring Shaun Maloney's contract situation at Celtic, I'm pretty sure two of these teams are AC Milan and Arsenal so I hope that from a Celtic point of view he signs a new long term deal at parkhead.

Nigel Worthington will leave Norwich City before the end of the transfer window, apparently he has another job lined up. He is going to take 1 or 2 of his favorite Norwich players with him, including Andy Hughes and Gary Doherty.

Norwich do not have sufficient funds to bring in a "big name" manager and will be content to promote Hunter from first team coach to manager.

As a consequence of this Norwich will not make any other signings before the transfer window closes and will be required on making one or two loan signings to keep them going until January

_______MAN UNITED NEWS_________

Hargreaves is about to announce he is to go on strike to secure his move to United. After these last two performances, are there any United fans worried that we don't sign any more players? Fabulous performance again tonight.

Just wanted to express my disgust at Man Ciddy's Ben Thatcher for the challenge on Pompeys Pedro Mendes, this should constitute a lengthy ban. .hope to see Pedro playing again soon.


Have heard the following rumours from a good source. I'm not going to say that I'm the kit managers son or something because i'm not, all im doing is passing on some information which i have recently become privy to. anyway the rumours are as follows: -

1)Leon McKenzie will have a change of heart and decide to stay at the club - mainly because no one has come in for him since the Coventry bids (now they've snapped up Kyle from Sunderland).

2)Karl Hawley will sign on a three year deal with a further one year option from Carlisle for an initial fee of £600 000.

3)Jimmy Walker will join on a season long loan from West Ham - with the option to sign him permanently in January if everything goes to plan.

4)Kevin O'Connor will sign on a four year deal from League One side Brentford for £500 000.

Expect these to happen very soon. NCFC Sourcer

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