Football Rumours Archive July 24 2006


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Talk of a Vieira loan return to Highbury, sorry Emirates, isn't possible as some of the oustanding amount for his fee is already being used to finance another purchase from Juve, This is apparently a defender, although I don't know who..

No strikers to be bought, in fact we might see aliadiere out on loan again as well as one of lupoli and bendtner going out on loan. Walcott to lead the line for reserves with special cup AND FA Cup duties.

RvP and not Adebayor will be TH principal partner.


Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists he will not panic buy, despite a quiet summer of transfer activity at Old Trafford. A host of big name players have been linked with moves to Old Trafford, with the likes of Michael Carrick and Fernando Torres both to be on Ferguson's wish list. For all the talk of potential big-name arrivals from overseas, Ferguson's primary target is Michael Carrick, who he has bid for and been rejected by Tottenham Hotspur and for the moment, it seems the North London outfit are loath to lose their playmaker, next week, when united announce they two new signings, carrick and ?. Real Madrid have warned that they may break off negotiations to sign United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, which give Bayern time to pursuad the Dutchman to come to Germany, which will happen, as Ruud see it as a very good opportunity. Tomasz Kuszczak will not be going to united as west browich has already turned down serveral bids. Now Ben Foster who was lined-up to move to Watford on-loan - has now beeen asked to sit on United's bench next term.

I am a good friend of arsene wenger. He told me arsernal have agreed to deals for kerlon, a brazilian wonderkid (3 million), edmilson from barca worth 12 million and oddo (rb) from lazio to replace lauren.

100% true


Team for nxt year:


Carr Taylor Bramble Bridge (4M)

SWP (Loan + veiw to buy) Parker Emre Duff

Aston (10M) Defoe (8M)

Sir Alex Ferguson will sign Jermain Defoe to replace Ruud Van Nistelrooy, if the Dutchman leaves. He will only sign the 1 striker and will loan out Guiseppi Rossi as he will have Saha, Rooney, Smith and Defoe as his 4 strikers.


It may not be Ashton after all who Newcastle are targeting from the Milner plus money deal. Dont be suprise to see Harewood going in the opposite direction. He's fits Roeders bill as the second quick striker as well as the big target trouble man. Perfect to partner Klose.

nugent will sign for palace for 3.5 million on wednesday.after meeting bob dowie and peter taylor

Liverpool will NOT sign Fran Merida as

1) The Barcelone president said he had signed for Arsenal.

2) Merida's agent said he had signed for Arsenal.

Arsenal to sign Alou Diarra and Chellini.

Im the journalist who got slated on here yesterday. Well the chap who did it also said harry kewell was going to barcelona so it shows what he knows. I said duff would go to newcastle........... and HE DID!! The next transfers that I said will happen are steed malbronque to man u and wright phillips on loan to west ham, within the next week. And that chap also said villa would sign f0r 17 mill. Even with investment close Rafa wouldn't spend so much on a one season wonder. Luis garcia is desperate for a move home and rafa will include him in any deal.


Fergie might put in a suprise bid in for Sorin. He has been a long term admirer of the attacking fullback, and once tried to buy him when he played at Lazio. We will fail in our bid for Torres. but we will get Pirlo. Watchout for alan smith! Fergie is planning on having an English strikeforce.

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NORWICH~ Are planning on selling Rob Green to west ham 4 1.5 million with Clive Clarke coming pemantley and Mark Noble coming on a season long loan with a view to buy. Also norwich had agreed a fee with Liverpool for neil mellor which i believe was around the 750,000 mark but that deal has collapsed as he wants to stay in the premiership. With that money they made a bid for MCleod from MK Dons and he has been seen at colney an apparenly will sign on tuesday. They are also hoping to get Chris Eagles for 500,000 but watford are also interested so there likely to miss out. If they do miss out there gonna make a 1 million bid for carlos edwards with the money they made from the green transfer. If there doing well in january and Koumas hasnt gone anywhere there likely to make a 2.5 million bid for him.


A friend of mine saw Readings Dave Kitson yesterday at selhurst. Reading played yesterday at Northampton and kitson was not in the squad.

However wages may be a problem.

Luton captain kevin nicholls will join Leeds in the next few days, expect Carlos Edwards to be playing premiership football with Watford next season.Mike Newell is looking to take a young stiker on loan from a top premiership club.

Have it on a reliable source that Yaya Toure is looking to kickstart a career in the premiership with Charlton Athletic. Charlton will not be signing Sidwell, and have now turned their attentions to Joey Barton in a 3.5mill move to The Valley as he does not want to stay with Manchester city. They are trying to persuade Franck queudrue to sign with them and not Fulham. Isaksson is also coming in a 1.4mill deal to become Dowies 1st choice keeper.

Tut Tut, people think they know the transfer situation at Newcastle! theyre talking rubbish. I'm well in at the club and i cant tell you, Luca Toni, Angel, Woodgate, SWP will NOT be coming to the toon, even better wer getting,

Olof Mellberg £2.1

Wayne Bridge £3.5

Francesco Pavon £2.9

Javier Saviola £4.0

Joey Barton £6.1

Morislav Klose £7.0

Dean Ashton £10

I went out with a Coventry CCity player over the weekend whom i will not name for obvious reasons. He told me that deals had already been struck to sell Scowcroft and McSheffrey and that Marton Fulop, Geoff Horsfield, Tommy Smith and Ryan Smith have all been in talks with the club last week.

chelsea are not looking to sign another winger to replace duff chelsea look set to ditch the 4-3-3 system at home and go with a diamond midfield with maka at the back of it lamps and essien or lamps and ballack in the middle and either j cole or ballack at the top of it. jose wants to get the best out of shevchenko and feels playing him upfront with drogba will cause teams most problems. ashley cole will sign for chelsea after the honeymoon for 16 mill bridge is staying!! if huth and crespo are to leave chelsea will make moves for micah richards and a surprise move for miroslav klose!! to the muppet of a liverpool fan who claimed chelsea wanted to steal daniel alves get real we already have 2 right backs in ferraira and geremi btw geremi has signed a new contract at chelsea so will not be leaving.


ferraira gallas terry a cole


ballack lampard

j cole

drogba sheva

arsenal liverpool and the mancs you are all playing for 2nd place good luck!!!

In a surprise move,Jean Phillipe Peguero of NY Red Bulls will snub a move to the bundesliga and Schalke 04 in favour of a move to danish side Brøndby....

Contrary to reports on the official club website, Ruud van Nistelrooy will definetly leave Manchester United. Real Madrid appear to be losing patients with United over the deal so this will open the door for Bayern Munich to sign the Dutch striker. Also expect a late bid from Inter Milan for Van Nistelrooy. As for replacements, the most likely is Jermain Defoe, as Atletico Madrid are determined not to sell their most prized assest, Fernando Torres. The Carrick deal is almost done but Spurs and United are finding it hard to agree a fee for the midfielder but expect a 12 million pound deal to be completed next week at the earliest. As Gigi Buffon has declared he is staying at Juventus SAF will try again to sign Tomas Kuszcack which will be a deal worth around 3.5 million pounds.

.............ARSENAL NEWS........................

Wenger will sign 3 players at most.His top priority being defence,his ideal defender is one who can as a CB and LB.The player who fits this perfectly is Toulouse young CB Lucien Aubey who made 34 starts last season.Chelsea were thought to be watching the talented player in back Febuary of last year,he then publicy said that he would fancie a move to United in November 2005 but niether Chelsea nor Manchester United made any official bid,Wenger was only watching as he knew he could compete finacially and there was no need for a CB back in January as Sol Campbell was still around.However things have changed and Wenger recently had a 4mil bid accepted and the player is expected to fly to North London for a medical.Wenger has identified Fernando Ruben Gago

of Boca Juniors as the ideal midfield option but is yet make an official offer for the player.He is thought to be preparing an initial bid of 8mil and willing to go up to 15mil for the player.Wenger however faces competition from Real,Barca,Valencia and Inter Milan of Italy but is confident of landing the next Fernando Redondo.

At this moment and time a stiker is the last thing on Wenger's mind.Despite this he was seen talking with Klaas Jan Huntelaar.The player did not leave with his team-mates instead he left 3 hours later with Henk ten Cate,Arsene Wenger,Hill-Wood and Dennis Bergkamp all looking pleased.They left separately except obviously Ajax head coach Henk ten Cate and his player Klaas Jan Huntelaar hopefully for Arsenal fans as buddies and not work mates.Wenger has already completed the signing of Luccien Aubey with the small matters of a medical and personal terms yet to be settled.Arsenal fans will hoping that he follows this with the capture of Fernando Gago and Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

Stop posting silly rumours about Pablo Aimar. He has joined Real Zaragoza on loan. Bolton to sign Everton trialist Delron Buckley on 3 year deal.

News about Newcastle United. They have sold:

Chopra 0.5 million

Bowyer Free Transfer

Viana 3.5 million

They will sell:

Boumsong 3.5 million

Harper 1 million

Faye 2.5 million

Carr 1.5 million

Butt 0.5 million

Babayaro 2 million

This gives Newcastle 15 million to spend and Freddy Shephard has give Glenn Roeder 25 million to buy on players to help boost their UEFA cup campaign.

Newcastle have bought:

Duff 10 million

Newcastle will buy:

Bridge 4 million

Ujfalusi 3 million

Tristan Free Transfer

Kuyt 9 million

Rossi loan

Coventry to complete double signing of Marton Fulop and Adam Boyd next week.

Hibernian FC will sign the following players before the transfer window closes:

Gk Grof

DF Pique (loan)

MF Zemmana

MF Hackett

FW McDonald or FW Dargo

FW Powell

Torres will not come to man utd but im positive about carrick. has anyone heard any more about kerlon

Sheffield United will complete the signing of Paul Wotton within a matter of 2-3 days. A fee in the region of 1 million pounds has been agreed between the two clubs and hard-man wotton is in sheffield to undergo a medical with personal terms already finalised so I believe.

Plymouth will use this cash to fund for Matt Lawrence whos favoured destination is Plymouth. They will also purchase Jon Otsemobor from crewe for £250,000 and martino excelrotter ( a rightsided player based in holland.)

NUFC news

Although i cannot claim to know who NUFC will sign, i can tell you the list of players that GR is looking to bing to SJP.

Dean Ashton-proved capeable in his first year in the premiership and is seen as a perfect replacement for AS.

Miroslav Klose-again a proven goalscorer both domestically and internationally, seen as a good partner for MO when he returns from injury.

Del Piero- This deal seems somewhat dead however as Del Piero would prefer to stay in Italy if he did ever leave Juventus.

Wayne Bridge-perfect for NUFC troubled left hand side of defence, would prefer to stay in the capital, but with both SP and now DD moving north from Chelski, Bridge could be tempted. This would also depend on Jose Mourinho bringing in another top quality left back, A.Cole.

Herman Hreidasson- The charlton hardman would be seen to add strength to an untrusty defence.

and the biggest surprise, a possible return for misfit Lua Lua. After working with him at pompey, Kevin Bond is a huge fan and could pursuade GR to pay the price for the want away frontman to ease his striking worries.


west ham will move closer to signing james milner,micah richards,reto ziegler and will complete the signin of john panstil tomorrow after a succesful trail


The Krafts to take over next week. this will meen Rafa has an extra £40mil to spend. Villa has signed for £18mil and Daniel Alves has signed for £11mil. LFC are keeping these transfers quiet. All will be revealed before the Community Sheild game Against Chelsea

Real Madrid have put in a 47million bid for Kaka and r maybe puttin an offer in for Lyons Abidal.


Ian Pearce, Heidur Helguson, Junior Agogo,

Alou diarra and Davies are the two defenders coming.I am a friend of someone who works at the emirates

Andy Webster will join Rangers via Wigan. Webster will join Wigan under a nw FIFA ruling for £200,000 approx. The new ruling, allowing a player to leave aftehr the 3rd year of a four year contract, however, does not allow hin to join another Scottish side. Rangers have close links with the Wigan owner, who also owns JJB Sports, and they will use the link to immediatley by Webster for £450,000, getting a top player on the cheap, and netting an immediate profit for Wigan, and Webster, who will get a bumper signing on fee.

Whilst taking a tour at OT earlier today i was slightly behing the group and noticed sombody hidden away from the public down the hallways of the great stadium who looked exactly like luca toni, or atleast some lankey italian bloke who in another tour group, but i can notice that celebration any where.

Luca was showing of his Disc jockey celebration to a group of laughing men in expensive suits, perhaps David Gill and the sons of Malcom Glazer. I can only infer that Toni was in Manchester signing perliminary contract papers. Perhaps we will see a similar story develope monday morning.

Later on after i had caught up with the tour group we looked out over the pitch from the recently extended quadrants. Yet again i noticed the same lankey figure from the hallway and the group of suits leading him down the tunnel to the changeing rooms. Possibly him new training room from next week!?!?!?!

just heard this from a verygood source that liverpool made a 6.1m bid for pennant over the weekend

Insider source at Rangers tells me that goalkeeper Allan McGregor will be leaving Ibrox and heading to Blackpool whilst a young spanish goalkeeper will be on his way unfortunately no name was given to me. 100% true.

Authentic Arsenal News.

Ok peeps anytime I come here to read rumours about my club I see a lot of rumours about Arsenal, I am not an arsenal fun but I work for arsenal and these are the PROPOSED transactions going to happen.

Firstly false-hearted Ashley Cole is out of the club (because of £5000 per week which was not even meant for him but his agent), he is going to Chelsea for £Undisc. + Gallas, before he signs a new contract (Gunners, hope it’s not like Kompany’s situation – wrong timing.), Gallas is the player Wenger thinks can play both left back (injury flat Clichy) and centre back. Expect Mexes if the Gallas situation does not not work as he is on stand by, and please stop talking about Curtis Davis because Wenger is not paying over £8.5m which has been rejected when Portsmouth made an offer. Secondly Mascherano is coming in with a proposed exchange with Gilberto Silva + Cash. Also Wenger is not signing Buffon or any striker whatsoever so stop talking about strikers it wouldn’t happen.

Arsene Wenger would be playing 4-1-4-1 formation mostly called 4-5-1 and these are the players.




---Hleb/ Ljungberg----Rosicky/ Walcott----Fabregas/ Diaby ----Reyes/ Van Persie----

--------------------------------------Henry/ Adebayor--------------------------------------------

When the going gets tough you would have a 4-4-2 with Maschrano in the middle and Reyes on the bench with Hleb on the left and Rosicky on the right and Adebayor in front. These are what I have seen and heard.

The project at Valencia CF of preparing for the Champions League this year and getting the team back to where it was under Hector Cuper and Rafa Benitez is beginning to take firm shape and will continue to strengthen over the next several days. The team has already clenched Morientes to bring experience to the forward position to partner David Villa. They have also brought in del Horno to replace Carboni and Aurelio. They have made an improved offer for Simao, offering 15 million + di Vaio and should reach terms with Benfica shortly. They are also in advanced negotiations with Osasuna for your CM Raul Garcia. Garcia is seen as the long term replacement for Baraja and the long term replacement for Albelda is considered to Zapater who is expected to come as a makeweight in the sale of Aimar to Real Zaragoza. Valencia are also interested in adding one more attacker, and the current signs look to negotiations with Empoli for Francesco Tavano. These buys, along with the sales of Ayala, Kluivert, Corradi, Rufete, and Fiore will make Valencia a strong, young team who will be challenging for La Liga and Champions League titles for the next five years.

i am good friends with arsenal youth player Fabrice Muamba's Cousin. he will join southampton on a season-long loan.


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