Football Rumours Archive July 25 2006


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my brother works as gardener in manutd......he saw pirlo and toni in touring party.... pirlo hid in cars and sped away but toni did come 2 stadium...... and my brother also ovrheard a deal of some guy kerlon

Celtic News



pearson(800-debry county)




Celtic Squad





My Spanish pen-friend, Pedro, seems to tell me that Rufete (from Valencia) is on a free transfer and that Liverpool are very interested. As he lives in Valencia, I trust him, but I am not 100% sure. Has anyone else heard of it?

Let me just get this clear. Every time Man Utd want a player Arsenal want him. Kerlon, Torres, Mascherano all tipped with Man Utd before Arsenal. Man Utd have been quiet so far with no signings of yet. They will sign Carrick or Gattuso next week. There will also be an un-nbamed striker there. Rumour has it that it will be Luca Toni. Expect a new wonderkid for the wing or up front, possibly Kerlon. Interest has cooled in Mascherano. If so this is how many people expect the team to look like.






The loan deal of Scott Carson is believed to have collapsed as liverpool wanted sheffield wednesday to fund all his wages with the owls only prepared to pay a percentage of his wages. Although Carson wanted to sign for the owls, he will push his agent to get him a new loan deal so he can play regular first team football next season.

transfer news all the talk about people coming to the arsenal is rubbish were only going to sign 3 at the max more players and there might be 1 experienced and wellknown but the rest will be rising stars, i believe one of the players could be a sensational return by patrick vieira

and the other two will be alou daiara i dont want him hes awful and a defensive player 2 cover sol

mi mate works in the valley restraunt and he told me he over heard richard murray talking to two agents and bi the looks of it it looks like frank quedreus and miroslav klose

Wenger is in a 4m tussle with Roma for Alou Diarra

I said about 4 weeks ago that the Krafts were going to invest heavilky in LFC, and said it would be announced first week in August, alongside two major signings. It will happen, with the signings being Alves and Villa. The investment allows us to up our bids for certain players, thats why we've gone from 3 million to nearer 6 million for Pennant. There will be no other major signings in the Summer but the january transfer window will see some more acquisitions, depending how the start of the season has gone. Garcia will go to valencia as he is desperate to go back to Spain, taking the payment down to £11 million. Expect to see Torres arrive in January as Liverpool go 4-3-3 with Villa, Torres and bellamy leading the line.

I have it on good authority that Charlton Athletic are going to make an amazing signing. None other than the brother of Toure, of Arsenal. Charlton have lodged a bid for the youngster for around 3.5 million. Yaya has been linked with a number of clubs including Arsenal. It seems like Charlton are going to beat them to it and thrash out a deal. The Dowie era is gaining speed. Come on you REDS!!!!

u heard it here first......

west will sign

arca 1.2m

wes brown 5m

jon pantsil[deal 90%]done

and robert green 1m + clarke

also pardew is going to give a big part to play in the season to noble anf kyle reid

hammers team


pantsil ferdinand gabbidon konchesky/arca

benayoun bowyer reo-coker etherington

harewood ashton








United News

They are unlikely to sign Torres because of Atletico being difficult with him. Likely to sign Defoe(12m) or Toni(16m).

Whereas for the midfield expect Carrick deal to be done for 14m and also expect to see either Gattuso or Pirlo coming in for about 10 mil

Again to the journalist, when you mentioned the Duff to Newcastle deal he had already confirmed he would be going for a medical there, making what you said well known. Barcelona and Inter Milan actually enquired about Harry Kewell in January for £2m. Rafa said no because he thought he was too valuable to the team, and the fact we had no left sided players. Villa isn't a one season wonder. Look up his goalscoring stats. And you aren't a journalist, let alone for a big corporation like SKY. You can't spell, and by the way having ridiculed Kewell to Barcelona, you then make a suggestion that Malbranque would be off to ManU, which is even more unlikely.

Please, please, please, could all the hopeful Newcastle fans shut up, Alan Pardew says Ashton is going nowhere, Harewood has stated he is to stay loyal to the club, and why on earth would Klose want to join you??!!?? He could get better offers than from a team who has to win a mickey mouse cup, just to get into UEFA.


-Middlesbrough will sign Julio Arca, unless West Ham launch late bid

-West Ham will sign Robert Green from Norwich

-Man Utd will sign Michael Carrick


xx xx xx xx xx

arsenal will sign davies, mascherano and ribery.

goin will b gilberto, ljunberg and adebayor.

line up will b.....


eboue toure davies cole


rosicky fabregas ribery

henry van.persie










-----Nufc News-----

I know a insider @ the club and he tells me tht they r keepin an eye on wayne Bridge, at the moment chelsea only hav the 1 left bac afta del horno has signed for valencia so a deal at this moment in time wont happen. If Chelsea get there way wit Ashley Cole then newcastle will make enquiries. A move for wright-phillips wont happen i am told, he's too costly and wit solano and roeder happy to keep milner there doesnt appear to be room for another midfielder ( currently 9 midfielder @ club). I am also told tht Ashton, Defoe and Klose r on the list. Althought we will onli sign 2 strikers at most they keepin their option open to which 2 will sign. It is beleived Klose is main target though but it is unsure wot other clubs r interested in in, leavin any deal in doubt. Another peice of news iz tht a unnamed french club has matched newcastle askin price for boumsong but r strugglin to match boumsong wages, i'm told this situation wil b sorted out next week. I wasnt told if boumsong was to leave whether or not we wud be replacing him with another CB.

Peter Rajczi a former Birmingham, Bolton and Portsmouth target is reportedly having a two day trial with Danish side Brondby..A decision on rather or not signing the player will be made after the trial.

dion dublin will be the celtic's only other signing before the transfer window ends, there is simply no money, wat money celtic get for petrov WGS won't see any of it.

hi i am SOFIAC a lfc fan and let me tell u that i have a friend in spain who is a journalist and is a very reliable source he told me that liverpool are goin to sell alonso for 22 mil to real madrid that means dey have 32 mil for a striker 22 mil plus the 10 mil thay were goin to invest in kuyt but now they arent bidding for kuyt instead they will bid for aimar 5 mil,so the remainin budget is 27 mil and then 25 mil for torres and the 2 mil remaining is going to added up in the alves deal liverpool forever

Bayern Munich are now leading the race to sign RVN as Manu want 3 of here players and will pay Munich money plus Ruud. The players are Makaay (£2m), Schweinsteiger (£7.5m) and Hargreaves (£8.5m) with Manu adding £4m to Ruud. The Carrick deal is dead if Spurs do not accept the cash offer which is on the table now or the next offer which will include players. Simao will have talks later this week and kerlon has been offered a trial.

I know Ruud Van Nistelrooij very well we have the same golf club he said he is off to Bayern Munich he also said that Defoe would replace him at Old Trafford also Carrick has agreed terms but Manchester United won't say anything till they play the first match at formentioned stadium also Sir Alex wants Shaun Wright-Phillips to replace Ronaldo who is off to Valencia

Rumours are Celtic will sign Roy Makaay for £3 million from Munich as they try to raise cash for Ruud Van Nistelrooy. but they may face opposition from West Ham.

---AFC MOLE---

Wenger using alot of smokescreens in order to divert attention from actual targets (Ribery, Davies, Saviola, Buffon, Thuram). Everyone knows wenger doesn't persue players he publicly states he likes and with a 10mill price tag on Davies head that's the one that''ll be for the scouts and the shortlist... With Ashley Cole at current a certainty to leave, but not neccessarily for Chelsea, I would expect a player exchange and/or straight cash for anyone of gallas, baptista & robinho.. Heard the same rumour about the Huntlaar talks, but that's maybe a january and scout reports for now unless someone comes sniffing or we offload fringe strikers on loan/permanent deals (i.e Aliadiere, Lupoli, Bentdner)... Bergkamp cooking up another in Vieira but now settled in italy i expect inter's 8.9 mill bid to be successful there... I think Jens will keep no.1 shirt.. Maybe a Pele bid but with issacksson's (sp.) supposed 1.5mill (Charlton offer) price tag, we may yet see a sneaky from Arsene... South Americans Gago & Mascherano have had good reports in last year, but moves could all depend on Cole Cash in transfer & Wenger's unsureness of their adaptation quickly enough to be pushing for 1st team action at premiership tempo. They would both each cost in excess of 10 mill (incl. add ons) so a decision on which one would have to be made.. Merida looks a done deal and will come in maybe when squad returns from Austria. Depends again on Arsene giving the green light and what he wants to do... May yet also see a few loan & short loan w/permanent moves to the championship/scottish league for the YTH players now on the fringes of the cut..

Ins: Rosicky, Van Den Berg, O' Cearuill

POS: Gallas/Robinho/Baptista (p exc.)

Mascherano/Gago (10m+)

Aubey (4-6m)

YTH: Merida, Bazzeratti

Out: Campbell, Pires, Cole (£10m +/or player)

Jordan, Kelly

LOAN: Gilbert

POSS: Aliadiere, Bendtner, Lupoli, Hoyte, Smith

Cygan, Almunia, Muamba

Gilberto, Ljungberg


Aubey, Hargreaves, Ribery, Davies, Pele

Isacksson, Casillas, Abidal, Lennon

A. Ferdinand, Huntlaar


Celtic will lose Petrov to Everton for £5m - deal discussed after freindly on Sunday. Celtic to bring in major striker from Italian club scandal on one year loan which will be funded by the Petrov money (lure of champions league is enough to offset SPL). Hail Hail Timmy!!!

I do not pretend to have connections with players, managers or anyone at the club I am sending these RUMOURS about. All I am sending is the RUMOURS I have read about or heard about. I do not claim that my RUMOURS are a 100% true they are just RUMOURS and knowing that you are keen football fans ( as you are on rumour website) tells me that you might be interested in hearing them. Anyway here are the rumours I would like to tell you about, about...


In Center Midfield one from- Alou Diarra (lens) / S. Appaih (Fenerbahce)

In Center of Denfence one from - Chivu / Mexes(both Roma) / Davies (West Brom) / Faty (Rennes)

On the Wing one from - Semioli (Chievo Verona) / Ribery (Marseille) / Jaime Gavilan (Valencia) / Castelen (Feyenoord) / Rosales (Ajax) / Ugur Yildirim (Heerenvern)

Arsenal are also looking at young striker Danijel Pranjic of Heerenveen who had an impresive season scoring 7 and assiting alot of his fellow strikers goals. Wenger sees as a player that could in the future wear the number 10 shirt.

TRANSFER NEWS - RANGERS to swap Ricksen for AZ Alkmaar's striker Martijn Meerdink.

Billy and the sons

Not one to post on this board unless have something concrete. Alves is coming to Anfield for £11m, done deal. The reason is that the other striker has been secured and that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has agreed to a season long loan. The £11m for Alves is more than Liverpool wanted to pay but with Zlatan Ibrahimovic coming on loan no other money needs to be spent on a striker, this is the reason is has taken so long to secure Alves as could not spent nearly all the budget with out getting another striker in first. The players currently trying to secure moves away are Diao (Charlton), Traore (Portsmouth), Le Tallac (Rangers), Pongolle (Blackburn), Mellor (Wigan) and Dudek (Sheff Utd). I do have this from a ex-player who still carrys out some scouting work for Liverpool when not on Sky. The reason I know him is that I take £20 off him every friday at a Golf Course near southampton. Daz.

i would just like to say to all spurs fans to stop being defeatest in saying we are definatley going to sell our top players such as carrick,defoe and lennon as apart from the 1st maybe? are happy at tottenham and looking forward to building on lasts seasons progress and challenge for champions league spot next season and a good run in the uefa cup.transfer news!!!!!!!!!!! spurs to make late bid for juan pablo sorin (4m)and may make a bid for a right sided defender as that area is weak spot in the side with chimbonda favorite to be that man(6m)

Rangers will sign Filip Sebo & Niklas Bendtner within the next 48 Hours. PLG has stated that he must bring in at least 3 more players and strikers are the main priority after losing out on Swedish striker Johan Elmander to Toulouse. Sebo will sign for around £2 million while Bendtner will sign on a year's long loan deal. Also expect one World class signing at Ibrox before the end of the transfer window.

Basically ive heard from a source at THFC that carrick will not sign for the mancs this summer. However numerous rumours of david villa 2 lfc should be scrapped, as rafa is unwilling to pay the amounts discussed. Also, lfc will complete the signing of simao sabrosa within the next week or two as he favours the reds over la liga and serie a teams. Gogz the Urchin

I've just got back from Valencia and the words in the press are all talking about the possibility of David Villa joining Liverpool in a couple of weeks. He will sign for a fee of around 18m, when liverpool get themoeny in from the takeover bid. Also Alves will be joining to wrap up all the signings for liverpool this summer, with the pennant rumour merely a smokescreen to cover this up.


A European international midflielder will be signing this week, I work in the press office and we are currently in the preliminary stages of organizing a press conference to present said midfielder as well as the new director of football.

I cannot unveil the names (although the new DOF has already been leaked and is known throughout most of the football world.) but both will create shockwaves and prove NFFC are still a major player.

I am very well connected to arsenal. I am a good friend of Pat Rice, the assistant manager at Arsenal. He told me that Arsenal are looking to sign the following players:

Abidal $ 9 Mil

Lucio $ 15 Mil

Kuyt $ 12 Mil

Baptista $ 10 Mil

He also told me that these players will be sold:

Lauren $ 4 Mil

A Cole $ 15 Mil

Hleb $ 10 Mil

Arsenal could also sign Etoo from Barcelonha

Reading FC News!...Steve Sidwell set to make £3m switch to Charlton at the end of the week. Other transfers to happen before 19th August.

Dean Whitehead £2m

Calum Davenport £1.5m

Nolberto Solano £1.5m

Bobby Zamora £1.5m

Amdy Faye £2.5m

Plus Babayaro for free As Newcastle look set to buy Stephen Appiah, Damien Duff, SWP and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Norwich City are setting Nigel Worthington up to fail over the next few weeks, they recognise that he has been given alot of money over the past 2 seasons which he has wasted on poor signings.

Norwich have brought in Hunter as first team coach who has been more proactive in training than Worthington and has been positioned to take over from NW if and when he fails to make an impact in the first half of the season.

Should Worthington be sacked expect transfer funds to be made available for Hunter in the January transfer window

man u signings:

defoe + carrick = 30m + silvestre on loan

riquelme = 15m

hargreaves = part of RVN deal

kuszczak = 1m + rossi on loan + f.campbell and miller on permanent

ibrahivomic = 10m

team for next season:


neville ferdinand vidic heinze


ronaldo rooney riquelme

defoe ibrahivomic










alex ferginson has promised that man u will not be missing RVN as this new formation is like having 5 strikers or 6 midfielders or 5 defenders so he has promised to squeaze a little extra out of the malcom glazers pocket

watch out cheslea!!

Newcastle United team next season, FACT

GK: Shay Given

RB: Stephen Carr

CB: Steven Taylor

CB: Craig Moore

LB: Wayne Bridge

RM: Shaun Wright-Phillips

CM: Scott Parker

CM: Joey Barton

LM: Damien Duff

ST: Morislav Klose

ST: Dean Ashton


GK: Tim Krul

DF: Titus Bramble

DF: Celestine Babayaro

MD: Emre

MD: Kieron Dyer

MD: Nobby Solano

ST: Shola Ameobi

ST: Albert Luque

Seeting an example I think, with all these british players. Take note Arsenal fans!!

RE: the guy who said 'Real Madrid have put in a 47million bid for Kaka and r maybe puttin an offer in for Lyons Abidal'. Abidal - a possibility but every player is a possibility at the moement it seems. RE: the Kaka bid by Real- that was a contract they had layed donw, not a bid. The contract on offer was 7million euros per year, for 7 years; hence the 49million.This was not however the amount 'bid' in order to purchase him, that hasn't been disclosed.Other rumours; Ive heard both sides of the on/off Torres to ManUtd deal and it seems he rejected Inters advances on the assurance ManUtd were due to make a hefty bid soon.Carrick deal looks to be off but one of either Defoe or possibly Robbie Keane could be on their way to OT if other transfers don't pan out and RVN leaves to BM or RM, (it looks inevitable he will even though he made pre-season training this morning - allegedly in good time too)!Thanks for reading, Munchkin.

pompey to sign sorin and anelka in the next week and will also put bids in for appiah (after the fernandes deal fell through) and robert huth with about 3 more signings to come before the season starts

west ham signings:



green[1.5m + clarke on a permanent deal and m.noble on loan]



out: clarke, noble[loan]

team 4 next season:























alan pardew urged terrence brown to give him extra cashso he can build a squad with experiance and good prospects even tho dey r costly.

dis will be a good yr 4 da hammers

my prediction 4 them: 4th/5th

Don't be suprised to see Liverpool's old mate Simao moving to either ourselves or Valencia by the end of next week, he was left out of Benfica's last friendly with the President of Benfica stating his future will be resolved by next week with the manager also saying he was not played in the friendly for the same reason, looks like the man mainly to blame for ending our Champions League title defence (how many Chelsea fans can say that by the way...?) maybe plying his trade down our right wing this season ohhh the agony! COME ON YOU MIGHTY REDS!!!!

Coventry City News -

I live in Coventry and have a good friend who works at the Ricoh, it's been rumoured that Coventry have offered Paul Ince a contract. They need some experiance in midfield after losing Dennis Wise to Swindon.

Leeds United Will Sign Christian Daily in the coming weeks with the sale of rob hulse they r looking for a defender..........good luck leeds if your hopes are on MR Christian Daily

Hibs to sign former Rangers defender Marvin Andrews this week.

Kerlon Moura Souza who currently plays for Cruzeiro Esporte Clube is all set for a $14 million transfer to Real Madrid.

Celtic will sign two more players this summer first will be a left back probally Gary Naysmith for a fee of around £1m and the second will be a striker the two main targets are Patrick Kluivert and Raul Tamudo.

I work at a cafe in liverpool and have just finished a shift there. I was delighted to see nicholas anelka and a man who i think was his agent. its a long way for him to come just for a cup of tea!! I tried to get close and eavsdrop on them but they were speaking foreign, french i tink. So he must have been in the city to talk to liverpool or everton. we all know rafa wants a new striker, and anelka showed he has the skill and heart to play with us. He would be a popular choice with the fans too. But dont forget he might be in talks with everton.

Rafa benitez was spotted in valencia having lunch with luis garcia and two other men. theres a rumour that one of them was david villa, but thats not true. one was garcia agent and one was a valencia representitive. I believe there was a deal worked out for the signing of david villa though, at 10 mill plus garcia. Its no coincidence that valencia have now told man u to name their price for christiano ronaldo, after the windfall from the villa deal.

Spanish giants Valencia are nearing the conclusion to their summer long search for a right winger. Their search has included Mauro German Camoranesi, Franco Semioli, Luis Garcia (Espanyol), Christiano Ronaldo, and Simao Sabrosa. Camoranesi, sought after by Liverpool, Manchester United, Lyon, and others looks like he wants to stick it out at Juventus. Franco Semioli, who wanted a move to Roma, looks like he'll stay with Chievo Verona rather than moving to Internazionale Milan. Luis Garcia has been deemed too expensive for such a young, inexperienced player. That leaves the Portuguese wingers Simao and C.Ronaldo. Valencia have tabled a 15 million plus di Vaio bid for Simao as well as reaching personal agreement to pay him 1.2 million per year and it is thought that Benfica could agree the transfer with Amedeo Carboni within a few days. Quique Sanchez Flores, along with the support of the clubs major investors and sponsors, has however asked the club to try one last time to pry Christiano Ronaldo from Manchester United. Look for Manchester United to seriously consider this final bid if they cannot get Atletico Madrid to bite on the offer for Fernando Torres

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