Football Rumours Archive July 24 2008


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Old Firm Exclusive

Walter Smith has made an amazing signing, but he is waiting until the end of the window to declare it. This is because he wants to take the shine off of any signings that the Celtic will make. Rumour has it that Tamas will join before the Champions League deadline. The other player to join Celtic is possibly Marlon Harewood or the return Stilian Petrov. Celtic scouts were all over Villas friendly with Walsall. Walter Smiths BLUE CHIP signing is the ledgend himself – Mr Rino Gattuso.

It is old but it is beautiful.
  My mates Dad works at the Stadium of Light and the word there is Sunderland will sell Craig Gordon to Man United in exchange for louis Saha and jonny evans.
  As am sure you are aware the Hammers are in talks with Behrami from Lazio for a deal in the region of 4 to £6 million, but as some of the newspapers have speculated that Lucas Neil will be leaving the Hammers this is not TRUE as today in a interveiw
he commited his future to the Hammers.


Eylofjonsson (done deal)
Behrami (5 million)
Cisse (6.5 million)

  The rumours around Bentley are a laugh. To the gooner who said Wenger would have had a buy back option. no he would not. Wenger sold Bentley to Norwich, Norwich sold him to Blackburn. A third party, ie Blackburn, can not be bound by a contract between two other clubs, and there was no contract between Arsenal and Rovers. learn your contract law.
To the Tottenham fan who says Bentley is a Tottenham fan. no he isnt. until last year I was his neighbour in Rochdale and know from the horses mouth he is a Man United fan. (by the way my team is LFC and would love it if we signed him) He knows he would not get a game at United if Ronaldo stays. but if he goes then he would jump there if old red nose wanted him. He would also choose LFC before Tottenham but at least you can be sure he would choose Tottenham over the gooners who he will definitely not go back to if Wenger is there. Fact, Rochdale scouse.
  Robbie Keane has signed for our neighbours. red Shike
Gutted will be officially anounced after Tottenham sort their replacement out
  Blackburn Rovers.

Brad Friedal gone to Villa for £2 million. Mokoena to Stoke or Rangers for £2 million. Rigters to Norwich 500 k, Bentley to Spuds finally for £14 million and Robinson.

Ins will be Robinson (swap), Villanueva (loan), Cisse in (7 million), Afellay from PSV (8 million), Torosidis (4.5 million), Castillo in (Loan).

Forget Barry, to old, lacks technical ability and has too much age. + why would Wenger buy a player wanted by Rafa (except Torres). LFC have only About 3 star players. barry will add to the avg players at Anfield.
Gallas to Paris St. Germain replaced by Christian Zapata and Vincent Kompany. Both are tall and young and damn good with loads of experience. Wenger saying that he does not want Kompany even after tracking him for six years is just a smoke screen. tracked Nasri since he was 15. 6yrs later we have him.

Wenger said that Denilson was bought to replace Gilberto. he's been captain at evry level except senior level playin DM for Brazil. Coquelin is in the Flamini mould, hard working Frenchman. maybe Veloso will come in. Diaby is just not defensive enough, he will be cesc's sub.

ndamuudzai. baba mariga.
  Barry Ferguson will not retire in September. Loovens will sign as a short term replacement for Barry but a long term replacement for McCulloch who will probably leave next season with one other central midfielder coming in (do not expect James McCarthy as he's a Celtic supporter). King Carlos will not do a Boumsong and will stay for now. Cousin to go to anyone that will pay at least £2 million for him, could be included in deal for Loovens. No Lovenkrands and no Gattuso (unfortunatly). One 'BIG NAME' signing not sure which position though. 52 in the bag.
  Real Madrid have confirmed to a Spanish newspaper that Ronaldo will be signed by thefifth of august for £78 mill
also Hibernian's Steven Fletcher will still be at the club for at least another year
ARSENAL–VELESO (17 million)
MAN you – BERBATOV (22 million)
  Man United news:

sir Alex is currently scoutin several players and there is a plan in place 4 WHEN Ronaldo leaves as I think it is definite that he will not be there 4 the rest of his career. the plan is 2 get benzema and play 4–3–3 with benzema at the point of the attack with Rooney and Tevez either side of him switchin sides and "floatin" about, then have a midfield three of Carrick Hargreaves and Anderson, plan B is havin Nani and rakitic on the bench then switchin to a 4–4–2 with wingers if the situation requires it. so expect the transfers to be geared up 4 this. Benzema will not come until next year when Ronaldo will finally be off to Madrid, the reason it will be next Summer and not this year is because benzema wants to stay at Lyon for one more year if it was up to sir Alex it would all happen this year he's had enough of Ronaldo and his ego. the other targets are as follows Kerlon, alexis Sanchez, rakitic, falcao, ochoa, veloso. so this Summer coming in will be Kerlon and Falcao. in January will be Ochoa and Veloso (he will be loaned back to sporting until the end of the season). then next Summer will be the the big 1 with Ronaldo leaving and Benzema, Rakitic and maybe Sanchez coming in.
mark my words.
  First off stop talking nonsense about the 6–5 rule. It will never happen as the European Court of Human Rights gives all European citizens move and work freely in any country which belongs to the European Union.

On to tranfers news I can tell you that Robbie Keane agreed terms with Liverpool on Saturday 19th July and will sign before next Tuesday, he may also be unvielled before Liverpool travel to Spain to play Villareal.

Luis Garcia will also join up with the Liverpool squad when there in Spain but will not sign until deadline day, although this is almost certain it all depends on the sale of Voronin.

Expect to see two more players join Liverpool before deadline with one most likely to be Gareth Barry after Martin O'Niell realised he would loose the fans trust if Barry stayed. The other will be a winger, do not know if it's a left or right winger though.

DIC have agreed a takeover deal with the two American and will take over in September or October. A part of the deal is that the Americans give Rafa as much money as he needs and the Americans will recoup this when DIC finalise the deal.
  Hearts Transfer

Bosnian forward Zelimir Terkes is one of six players the club are interested in. Enquiries have been made about his eligibility for a work permit and an answer is hoped to be received by the end of the week. Terkes plays for NK Zadar in Croatia and is nearing the end of his contract.

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