Football Rumours Archive May 25 2007


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Liverpool Transfers: Goalkeeper: Carson is a doubt as he is not willing to be a bench warmer to Reina, so he may leave to join Manchester City for around £4million. Padelli will sign Permanently. Defence: Paletta and Hyypia will both leave. Hyypia will retire to get his coaching badges. After failing with a late bid for Distin, Benitez will sign Gabriel Milito from Zaragoza for around £11million (Paletta may be involved in the deal) . Arbeloa will be 4th choice centre back. Alves will sign for around £15million, can be used as both Right Back and Right Midfield. Midfield: Zenden has been released. Gonzalez is going to Real Betis for around £5million. Benites will look to sign both Quaresma and Simao to rotate with Kewell on the left and Pennant on the right. Barca are interested in Alonso and Sissoko, and could be used as part of a deal bringing Eto'o to Anfield. Lucas Leiva has agreed a deal and will join up with the squad for pre-season. Forward: Bellamy will leave for around £7 million to either Blackburn or Villa. Cisse will also leave to join Lyon for a similar fee. God has been released and possibly sign for Rangers or Pompey. Voronin has already agreed to join to replace Fowler as 5th choice striker. The 2 strikers Benitez will sign are Fernando Torres for around £20million, and Eto'o for about £15million plus Alonso or Sissoko. Liverpool Squad 2007/ 2008: GK. Reina/ Padelli RB. Alves/ Finnan CB. Carragher/ Arbeloa CB. Milito/ Agger LB. Riise/ Aurelio RM. Simao/ Pennant CM. Gerrard/ Lucas CM. Maschernao/ Alonso or Sissoko LM. Quaresma/ Kewell CF. Torres/ Crouch/ Voronin CF. Eto'o/ Kuyt

Birmingham city are looking to sign Mido from Tottenham on a years loan spell to help them secure there Premiership status next season.


Rafa Benitez will secure the signing of alexandre pato for a fee or 17.5 million pounds he a fantastic young player with a very bright future pato plays in the same brazil side which includes new signing Lucas leiva the 2 time golden boot winner,

Simoa will be a Liverpool player this summer that's if his knee surgery is succesful though his fee will drop from 13.5 million to 7 million down and a further 3 million on appearances,

Harry Kewell is a target for Spurs and could be used as a make weight in a player plus cash deal for Aaron Lennon reports are coming out of Anfield saying 15m plus Kewell for the England star,

And last and by no means least every Liverpool fan is bursting for a goalscorer we are badly missing well your al going to be well chuffed, were getting 2 yes 2 ! a fee of 25 million euros has been finally agreed for the services of Fernando Torres he will be joined by non other then 9 million pund Lfc legend Michael Owen with Craig Bellamy signing for West Ham as early as next Thursday .

Rafa has basically said him self that there will be major changes at Liverpool.


Gonzalez - 3 million - Real Betis - Done Deal

Cisse - 6 million - Marseille

Bellamy - 6 million - Aston Villa

Crouch - 10 million - Newcastle

Carson - 4 million - Fulham

Zenden - Free - Done

Dudek - Free - Done

Fowler - Free - Done


Voronin - Free - Bayer Leverkusen - Done Deal

Tevez - 18 million - West Ham

Torres - 22 million - Athletico Madrid

Lucas Leiva - 5 million - Gremio - Done Deal

Sebastian Leto - 2 million - Done Deal

Dani Alves - 12 million - Seville

Alexandre Pato - 8 million - Internacional

Net Spending: 48 million, although except some youngster to be brough and sold for nominal fees.

Aaron lee-Barrett is not an exchange for Dimitrios Konstantopoulos as both keepers are out of contact, thus the big Greek is a free agent.

Monkhouse will have talks with Dennis Wise when he returns from his holiday. Leeds are also considering a swoop for Michael Nelson.

I have heard that FC Copenhagen's Norwegian coach Stale Solbakken should be interested in signing Alexander Ødegaard from Norwegian team Viking. FC Copenhagen have sold both Peter Ijeh and Razak Pimpong to Viking this season.

Wba to sign Premiership quality players such as:

1. Danny Murphy

2. lee bowyer

3. anthony gardener

4. young kid came from Walsall youth josh evitts

5. Darius vassel

6. Mikel forsell

7. (loan) kieran Richardson

8. suprise attempt for diouf

9. Marcus heikaneinn from Luton

10. Darren Huckerby

11. liam ridgwell

12. jerome thomas

13. young lad from Man United ben amos

Wolves 2 sign Harewood - 3m

Andy o'brien- 2m

Capaldi- free


Rafa Benitez has told the American Liverpool owners that he will need to splash the cash in order to make a fresh assualt on the Premiership and Champions League. Benitez will rotate Finnan and Alves until he establishes his first choice. Pennant will get more of a chance and Simao will alternate flanks and also challenge MGP.

Simao Sabrosa - £9 million - Benfica


Daniel Alves - £12 million - Sevilla

Morten Gamst Pederson - £10 million - Blackburn

STRIKER - Whatever it costs



Luton Town Will Sign Daniel Sturridge And Also Signing Players On Loan From The Premiership And Maybe Turned Into A Permenant Transfer If Luton Get Promoted!

GK - Dean Brill, Lee Camp

LB - Kevin Foley

RB - Lee Sawyer

CB - Leon Barnett, Sam Hutchinson, Keith Keane

LM - Alex Santos

RM - Gio Juard

CM - John Bostock, Alex Pato

ST - Daniel Sturridge, Izale McLeod

All Transfer 100% True!

Luton Town 4 Lyf!

Watford Rumours:

1. Reason Matt Jackson was signed is becuase Shittu has put in a transfer request and had many confrontations with the gaffer. boothroyed has told him he can go because he doesn't like his attitute. he won't accept anything less than he payed for him.

2. Boothroyed will not take no for an answer about mcnuff this time. He will be coming in for sure. Boothroyed is willing to let bouazza go if an offer of 4-5 million comes in. He feels he did well last year, but his lack of brains means he is unlickely to improve much further. wingmen for Watford will be Smith and mcnuff

3. A deal for Mart Poom to come in as keeper is possible not 100% but there has been contact.

4. Boothroyed wants a new striker to partner marlon next year. no names yet.

this is a reliable source. I know one of the players

Arsenal are set to offload Senderos to Newcastle for £4million. There was originally talks of Parker going the other way but Allardyce is adamant that he stays as he wants NUFC to finally be a 'buying club'. Elsewhere, Liverpool are going to launch an official offer for Van der Vaart as he feels that the playmaker alongside Gerrard could unlock opposition defenses next season and motivate Xabi Alonso to 'earn' his place in the team. There is also suggestion of a player for player swap between Liverpool and West Ham involving Bellamy and Tevez and Benitez has called for a meeting with Tevez' representatives. Finally, Chelsea are understood to be negotiating a deal with Juventus over the possible sale of Shaun Wright-Phillips.


Unfortunately, Sparky Hughes is leaving. He announced to the players that he is becoming the new manager of Man City as he thinks they are a bigger club.

He will be taking these players with him:

Benni McCarthy

Aaron Mokoena

Brad Friedel

Andy Todd

and Tugay

Birmingham city are expected to bring in a vast majority of players. This is because Steve bruce had a meeting with the blues board and have confirmed the club have the money to spend.

Players Rumored In -

Liam Rosenior (ful)

Liam Ridgewell (villa)

Steven Fletcher (Hibs)

David Murphy (Hibs)

Jiri Jarosik (Celtic)

Billy Sharp (scun)

Zat Knight (ful)

Players Rumored Out -

Mikael Forsell (Hanover) (2mill)

Julien Gray (free)

Bruno N gotty (free)

Expect Sheffield Wednesday to complete these signings in the close season:

lee Grant - GK

Neil Alexander - GK

Richard Hinds - D/ M

Steve Watson - D/ M

Richard Hughes - M

Danny Murphy - S

Wednesday will NOT be getting Billy Sharpe. He's off to Wolves.

Sheffield United trio, Jagielka, Kenny and Tonge all staying for 6 months AT LEAST. then after guaginf how the seasons going may find it hard to stay any longer.

Robson to sign: Billy Sharp (£2m) Lee Hendrie (free) Jason Koumas (£2m) Andy Ried (£1m) Paul Robinson (£500k)

Billy Sharp looks set to snub more money to come back to the Blades, as he is a Blades fan and lives in yorkshire.

Preston transfers


Nugent - Everton, Bolton, or Sunderland £6m

nowland - Norwich 750k

st ledger - Derby £1m


kris commons - forest nominal fee due to expiring contract

David Healy, Eddie lewis, Jonathan douglas, and kevin nicholls - Leeds £1.5m combined excellent fee for four players of real quality

unnamed African centre half described as young athletic and a replica sol campbell!

the whites seem to have finally realised that cash is needed for tythta push at the big time, and will be serious contenders for teh title this season.

Sinawatra to take over at City with the next 2 weeks. Final details are beign worked out. Ranieri to be announced as the new manager at the end of Parmas current season. Ranieri to be given £50m to spend on new players.


Miller - Wolves - £1m

Dabo - Az Alkmaar - £200K

Barton - Evrton/ Newcastle (all depends on terms) - £5.5m

Corradi - Parma - £700K

Kasper S. - FalKirk (Permanent deal) - £500K

Ins: These are the plyers that Ranieri will stop at no ends to get!

Milner - Toon - £4.3m

Cisse - Liverpool - £3m

Hyypia - Liverpool - £1.8m

Chivu - Roma - £5.3m

Young - Charlton - £2.4m

Harewood - West Ham - £3m

Zenden - Liverpool - £1m

Ranieri will also make approcahes for Darren Bent, Stephen Appiah, Geremi and out of favour striker Eidur Gudjohnson. All the players are there to bulk up the squad and to become a more physical team an build on the nucleus of the youth at Eastlands. the likes of Onuoha, Richards, Johnson and Sturridge.

I know this because I work in the Executive Board Room Suite, where John Wardle, Alistair Mackintosh and Thaksin Sinawatra were having lunch and discussing the clubs future and potential transfers.

Watford are preparing themselves for the loss of Marlon King, to either Fulham or Wigan, and have made enquiries about Paul Dickov, Collins John and Neil Mellor. Boothroyd is keen to bring in an older player like Dickov to add to the promotion push for next season.

Wolves Rumours - Hot off the press from Molineux:

Wolves are signing for the summer:

B Sharp (2.9million)

F. Eastwood (1.6 million)

K. Commons (Free)

Scott Sinclair (Season Long Loan)

S. Hyppia (Season Long Loan)

A. Williams (450k)

Darren Fletcher (3.6 million)

To whoever said, "team . are looking for a good 20 goal a season striker" correct me if I'm wrong but I am pretty sure every team in every division is looking for that

Qpr are rumoured with Super Lee Camp (Derby), Wes Hoolahan (livingston), Chris Porter (Oldham), Dagnell (Rochdale) and rohan ricketts who has been realesed by Wolves

Watch out for the great Dennis Bergkamp getting more involved with Wenger's backroom staff.

He'll be groomed as Wenger's long term replacement.

This may also help with securing the services of Ryan Babel.

Fabregas going nowhere, for now! Real want to sign him and leave us free to sign Ribery but Wenger not up for that deal.

Bendtner to replace Baptista for strength and power.

Jussi Jaaskelainen to move to Sunderland for 2 million within the next week. Sunderland are set to sign Joey Barton with Robbie Fowler to follow on a free. Keano is also after Darren Bent and taking Jonny Evans permanently from Man United. Zat Knight will sign for 2 million and parnapy will join and Danny simpson will be tried to be signed permanenty also and finaly I have heard that Johan vonlanthen is a done deal for 3 million and Billy Sharpand Mido are also being eyed up by Keane at 3 million and I will eat my hat if Sunerland sign Gudjohnson for 8 million he has no intention of signing for us

Nufc team next season:








Tal Ben Haim



A. Gardner


R. Gardner





L. Diarra (loan)



Sib (will sign new 2 year deal)






WES Brown 3m

LEIGHTON Baines 4m

NICKY Shorey 4m

TAL Ben Haim Free

ANTHONY Gardner 1m

SOL Campbell 2m

KEVIN Nolan 4.5m

LASSANA Diarra (1 year loan deal)

IVAN Campo 500k

MARK Viduka free

NIGEL Reo-Coker (see Parker)


srnicek (free)

Bramble (free)

moore (free)

Gooch (loan ended)

bernard (free)

Carr (safc) 1.5m

babayaro (Palace) 1.5m

butt (Birmingham) 2m

Luque (athletico) 4.5m

dyer (villa) DONE DEAL 3m

Parker (WHU) 5.5m + Reo-Coker

BRyan Robson wants to make Kieram Richardson his first signing at Sheffield United. He is a keen admirier as he has had him on loan at West Brom. Expect Richardson to be playing in the chmpionship next year. Him and Robson are great friends.

NCFC rumours

Man. city need a goal scoreer so will bid 5mill for earnshaw with two young players going to Norwich.

Norwich have around 5mill to spend but will try to get as many free transfers as possible, but may sing Eastwood or sharpe for 3-4.5 mill

-PLYMOUTH ARGYLE FANS -ESPICALLY THE ONE WHO SAID BUZSAKY 2 EXETER- What were u thinking mate? are you having us on? Buzsaky will not move anywer this summer espicially no where lower than chamiopnship LEVEL!, his hungarian pals have just signed, and for once his sister's happy and settled. Now transfer activity, its been coming in fast for argyle Ian wants his squad all read for pre season and doesn't want to leave anything late, Each match is crucial and Ian wants the players to treat everygame like this due to how tight the gap from the playoffs to mid table was.

Expect to see or here from:

Radzinski (Free)

Claus Jensen (Free)

Micheal Rickets (Free)

Ryan Jarvis (250k)

Ben Sahar/ Scott Sinclair/ Miroslav Stoch (Chelsea, Loans)

Adel Taarbat (Loan, Tottenham)

Mark Randall (Loan, Arsenal)

Armand Traore (Loan, Arsenal)

Vincent Van Den Berg (Loan, Arsenal)

Rui Fonte (Loan, Arsenal)

Nathan Tyson (350k + Chadwick, Notts Forest)

Chris Porter (If not Tyson 350k + Chadwick)

Be prepared for the following movements in Watford in the next two months.


Shittu (Celtic, Birmingham or Wigan) £3.25m

Kabba (QPR £150K)

De Merit (Fulham-possible) £2.8M

Bouazza (to Spurs if they fail to sign any other left sided winger) £4M

Henderson (Cardiff) £1M


Earnshaw £2M rising to £3.25M

McAnuff £0.5M rising to £1.25M

Jackson Free

Miller £0.8M rising to £1.25M (if Bouazza goes)

Harewood £2.5M


Harper (Loan or £1M)

Gardner (Spurs) £0.5M

Heikkinen (Luton) £0.8M

Grant (Derby) £0. 75M

Purse (Cardiff) £1M

Sylvain Distin, Titus Bramble, Sulley Ali Muntari and Mark Viduka will be Portsmouth's summer signings this year. However Redknapp will also try and persue a £10 million move for Jermain Defoe and if this fails, he will join the race for David Nugent or show interest in Robert Earnshaw.


My friend who is Daniel Levy's cousin has told me who Spurs are signing and planning to sign this summer. Spurs are 100% completing the signings of Gareth Bale and Younes Kaboul for about 16 million. Spurs are interested in Morten Gamst Pedersen but he is unlikely moving to Spurs. However Spurs are on the verge of signing Lille's winger Keita who is only 25 and highly regarded as one of Ivory Coast's best player. In addition, Spurs are in neogiations with a deal for Van De Vaart of Hamburg who looks to complete a deal worth 10 million replacing Hossam Ghaly who is set to move to West ham for 3 million. Ghana international Appiah also looks to be heading to Tottenham to replace Teemu Tainio. Aston Villa will be signing Teemu Tanio for 4 million.

Bellamy unhappy with being left out of team on Wednesday, looks to move near family in London (Tottenham, West Ham)

Tottenham squad next year:


Chimbonda, dawson, king, bale

Lennon, jenas, zokora, Kewell

Bellamy, berbatov

Liverpool have been quick off the Mark making bids of £10m and £18m for Ricardo Quaresma and Samuel Eto'o respectively. These bids however are set to be turned down with Porto holding out for £15m for Quaresma and Barcelona not willing to let Eto'o leave. Rafa Benitez will turn his attention to either Fernando Torres with a player (s) + cash deal planned or Darren Bent. A deal for Gabriel Milito is in the pipeline after Zaragoza agreed to let him leave the club as long as the price was right. They are looking for £7m. Spanish Insider

Just heard secret rumour exciting rumours for Chelsea fans, it may be a risk but worth it

Chelsea have just told Inter Milan they will allow Crespo to stay at Inter Milan on the condition that Adriano goes the opposite direction, Inter are frustrated with Adriano and fell this season is the last straw and his last chance at the club has been blown due to Partying and lack of discipline

however Jose feels he has the ability to control the powerful Brazilians Party lifestyle and is willing to give him a chance at becoming the best striker in teh world! a claculated risk by Chelsea knowing that he has a big reputation and ego but Mourinho feels he has the qualities suited to the Premiership in Pace and Power and at a young age feels he still has time to develop into the worlds best striker

The reason fo rno word yet on Crespos future is the exact details of the deal meaning that Inter would like a fee aswell as Crespo permanently to be involved, a few in the region of £15 million will suffice and Adriano could become the next star of the Premiership at stamford Bridge!

Manchester City FC will confirm the appointment of Claudio Ranieri once the Thaksin takeover is completed early next week. The Italian is expected to move quickly in the transfer market, targeting the following players:

- Sylvain Marveaux (Winger - Rennes, £8m)

- Andrea Barzagli (Cntre Back - Palermo, £6m)

- Djibril Cisse (Striker - Liverpool, £5m)

- Anton Ferdinand (Centre Back - West Ham, £4m)

- Roque Santa Cruz (Striker - Bayern Munich, £3m)

- Brett Emerton (Midfielder/ Full Back - Blackburn, £3m)

- Marlon Harewood (Striker - West Ham, £1.5m)

- Geremi (Midfielder/ Full Back - Chelsea, free)

- Bolo Zenden (Midfielder - Liverpool, free)

- Fernando Couto (Centre Back - Parma, free)

Also expect interest in Rossi from United. The Manchester City FC board are keen to oversee the transfer of players with Premiership experience.

Rafa Benitez has asked for 100m from owners Gillett and Hicks, and he will get it! Expect some big changes in the summer. OUTS: Zenden has been asked to look elsewhere, likely destination Holland but he could go to Germany or even Middlesbrough. Gonzalez is going to Real Betis for 5m, couldn't handle Premiership and is more suited to Spain, Bellamy is only a matter of time with Villa, West Ham and Blackburn all keen which will see him leave for anything from 8-10m if a bidding war is started. Also leaving will be either Sissoko or Alonso. With Leiva set to get thrown into the mix straight away. Barcelona are keen on both and Juventus also keen on Momo. Expect only one to leave for about 14-18m. Fowler is obviously gone, Hyypia may leave if Rafa can bring in a young proven CB. If he goes expect Newcastle, Man City and Sunderland to battle for his services, for around 2-4m. INS: Rafa will look to bring in the following. Strikers: Rafa will bring in two strikers, these will be two of the following; Tevez, Berbatov, Villa, Torres, Amauri, Pato. Obviously strikers are his main targets. Eto'o won't be leaving Barcelona. Midfield: Main targets are Simao&Pedersen. Defense: Main targets; Alves, Richards, Milito, Pavon, Jagielka. I expect this line up next season. GK: Reina/ Carson, Alves/ Finnan, Carragher/ Richards, Agger/ Milito, Riise/ Aurelio, Simao/ Pennant, Gerrard/ Sissoko, Mascherano/ Leiva, Simao/ Kewell, Garcia/ Kuyt/ Tevez, Villa/ Crouch/ Voronin. LFC4LIFE

Rangers going for Pizarro is just a smokescreen to keep the fans happy in the knowing that they are actually active and have money when the truth is this signing is never going to happen. It´s one of Bayern´s youth players they are interested in and NOT Pizarro.

Chelsea Rumours

Although Mourinho has claimed that he is not going to spend big this summer he will make one big transfer. This will be a striker so that he can play alongside Drogba. Shevchenko will be more of a substitute but will appear regularly to rest the two starting strikers. Mourinho will choose from: Villa, Torres, Tevez, Adriano or eto'o. The most likely of these is Tevez as Chelsea have already shown an interest and he is proven in the Premiership. And they don't wasn't to make a mistake as they did with Shevchenko.

They will also sign:




Sidwell (done)

Leaving will be:




Chelsea will win the Premiership and the Champions League if theymake these signings I am certain.

Rumours from the Nou Camp: Barcelona F.C.

These are the players Rijkaard intends to bring in

Danielle De Rossi for 8mil + motta

Gabriel Milito for 13mil

Oscar Ustari for 6mil

Daniel Alves for 15mil

Obafemi Martins for 12mil

Eric Abidal for Giuly

Trezeguet for Zambrotta

Rijkaard wants to get rid of:

Samuel Eto'o for 27mil+

Giuly for Abidal

Marquez for 7mil (to Juventus)

Zambrotta for Trezeguet

Valdes/ Alves/ Puyol/ Milito/ Abidal/ deRossi/ Xavi/ Deco/ Xavi/ Messi/ Ronaldinho/ Trezeguet

Ustari/ oleeguer/ Gio/ Dos Santos/ iniesta/ Martins/ Edmilson

The big rumour coming out of Celtic Park today, after the Champions League Final last night, is that Celtic are close to signing Liverpool's Bolo Zenden for a nominal fee. Rafa Benitez has stated in the press today that he is free to talk to other clubs and WGS sees him fitting in nicely on the left side of midfield. Finally - a left footer playing LMF for the Hoops!

Bale looking positive with rumours stating that Spurs officials have picked him up from Cardiff ready to have a medical. Then the transfer is set to be anounced Sunday.

Also there is a high hope for Martin Petrov to join so Spurs clear up there final Lwer issue.

Expect Spurs to bring in a CM within the likes of Nigel Reo-Cocker possibly.

CB of Kaboul of our third choice.

Alnwick will either be loaned or be on the bench. If he stays Radek Cerny will return to Slavia Prague.

Also the Bent saga looks to come to a close with Spurs to shift a bid towards 10 Mil


P. Ifil



Radek Cerny (Loan Return)

Spurs team 2007-08:






M. Petrov

Jenas/ Reo-Cocker






Alnwick (possibly)


Y. P Lee



Jenas/ Reo-Cocker





My Dad's a groundsman at Tottenham, and yesterday David Nugent and Kevin Davies came to White Hart Lane to have a tour around. Could be the Spurs nre strike force, with Berba set to join Barcelona.

Izale McCleod will be a Leicester City player by the end of next week. Martin Allen is set to snap up the MK Dons star striker for up to £1.5 million.


Players Leicester are looking at for bid of promotion

1. karl hawley

2. lee trundle

3. lee Hendrie

4. dejan stefanovic

5. Richard wright

6. Danny Murphy

7. Chris perry

8. izale McLeod

9. Jason culina

10. Richard creswell (100%)

11. Freddy Eastwood

12. sean thornton

watch around half of these unfold

I like most Rangers fans am excited about pizzaro but if we are going 2 be honest there isn't a hope in hell he will cum 2 Ibrox ahead of Juventus or Chelsea . our realistic targets arnt Arteta or Poom we are after top young Scottish players like naismith or Whittaker . we do need a striker who will bang in 20 goals each with kris boyd but these types of players cost money . we can't sign 1 from Scotland because there arnt ant real quality strikers up here we will have too go down south too find a striker and I personally think Stevie thompson would be a good signing on a bosman .

Rangers till I die




the Gunners are going to sign Fernando Torres. theirs rumours that Wenger is offering Hleb and ljungberg plus cash for Torres Wenger offered Rosicky and Adebayor but ljungberg and Hleb are athletico Madrid's prefered players.

god know's if it is going to go through.

Reyes to go to athletico Madrid next season for £9m.

Arsenal to get Ribery £14m.



gilles sunu

and will off load quiet a few players, Reyes, Flamini, Aliadiere, Senderos, baptista and some other players.

to tell you the truth I reckon that Flamini Senderos will stay Wenger will declare his faith. more likely it is Aliadiere to stay but may be he will go.





Burnley have signed Kris Commons and Ian Walker on free transfers. Negotiations are at an advanced stage for Yeovil defender Terrell Forbes and Chelsea striker Ben Sahar.


Arsenal Bulletin

some moron should learn 2 understand English I said " AFC 2 get rid of up to 11 regular and reserve players " also Birmingham city 2 maybe move 4 Djourou plus will take on loan 3 AFC youngsters problay Gavin hoye, Jay simpson, Kieran gibbs or some1 else .

Hossam Ghaly is understood to have rejected the chance to stay at Tottenham as rumours that Ajax were interested in him arrived. Liverpool won't sign Eto'o this summer as the Cameroonian wants to stay at the Nou Camp for at least another year although Liverpool are understood to have asked for a 'first option' on the striker by paying £2million in advance. One transfer that looks certain to be completed is Craig Bellamy to Blackburn for £5million. Manchester United look set to raise eyebrows if a swap deal with Everton goes through with James Vaughan coming in for Alan Smith. Chelsea are also set to surprise a few by allowing Kalou to go to Valencia for just £6million.

With Newcastle looking to improve their defense they have been linked with a number off players, however, both Nik Shorey (Reading) and Sol Campbell (Portsmouth) have been seen at St. James Park in the past 2 days

Dimi our keeper will NOT go for a FEE as he is a FREE agent at the end of the month. The other rumour guy needs to get his "storys" right.

As for Yeo he is a striker not a defender and isn't much use to Pools!

Arsene Wenger will be given a big £35 million budget to work with at Arsenal and will look to improve the following areas: Left Back, Right Wing, Left Wing, Defensive Midfield and Striker. Heading out of Emirates are Reyes, Flamini, Traore (on loan), Ljungberg and Aliadiere. As you should know the beast is returning to Madrid. I will now reveal Arsene's plans for each area. LEFT BACK - Wenger has not been fully impressed with some of Geal Clichy's work going forward and feels he needs real competition for the starting role. First on Arsene's list is the Welsh prodigy Gareth Bale. His move to Tottenham has been denied by Southampton leaving Arsene Wenger with a chance to sign him. Arsene is willing to spend up to £15 million, Southampton will let him go for around £10 million with Bale only having one year left on his contract. Arsene will win the race as Bale is a gooner. RIGHT WING - Arsene will enquire about the availability of Franck Ribery. Marseille will say they will settle for nothing less than £15 million but Arsene will have a £12 million bid accepted and Ribery will sign soon, very soon. LEFT WING - Arsene is now negotiating a move for Reyes' deparure to Atletico Madrid, but Instead of the £8 million Wenger will get he will get Martin Petrov and £2 million. DEFENSIVE MIDFIELD - With Gilberto entering his 30's next year he will only be offered a one year deal, this will upset the Brazilian who will want to move. Arsene will seek a replacement this summer, he will bring in Jean Makoun of Lille to replace him who Arsene thinks will be the next Claude Makelele. STRIKER - Arsene has been closely watching Michael Owen since his return to fitness. Arsene will watch him again at Turfmoor tonight and will enable the £8 million buyout Clause. Owen will provide brilliant finishing which will help the team in their title chase. Young starlet Yoan Gouffran will also sign from Caen for £2 million. The team is: GK: Lehmann/ Fabianski, LB: Bale/ Clichy, CB: Gallas/ Djourou, CB: Toure/ Senderos, RB: Eboue/ Hoyte, LM: Petrov/ Rosicky, CM: Fabregas/ Denilson, CM: Gilberto/ Makoun or Diaby, RM: Ribery/ Hleb, ST: Henry/ Gouffran or Adebayor, ST: Van Persie/ Owen

A source close to Newcastle tells me that Mike Ashley will gain full control of the club within 30 days, he will buy the 8% owned by the fans and a small share holding by former Newcastle Breweries to take him over 50% and 1 share, he will then remove Shepherd from the board and force Shepherd to sell.

On completing he plans to give Sam £45 million to spend with Fernando Torres topping Sams list

Chelsea F.C.

Ins: Chelsea will be looking primarily for a right back many names have been suggested, they will have to fight with Glen Johnson for the place although Paolo Ferreira looks to have justifyed his squad place after his impressive display against Ronaldo!

Geremi and Boulahrouz will be sold in defense and replacements will be firstly Alex returning from his "loan" at PSV, then Chelsea will look for a player in the mould of Gallas who was mistakenly let go last summer this will require being able to cover at Centre back too, Tal Ben Haim is lilely to come in on a free transfer (this may be the perfect choice for Chelsea taking all reasons into account, price=free!, age 24, young, nationality Israel, no African Nations and unlikely to be in many International tournaments, also will give support and guidance to Ben Sahar as he is his Israel captain, Chelsea will look for a small cintrubution from Sahar next term ideally a few goals

as for Midfield Chelsea have confirmed the cover signing of Steve Sidwell, very under rated and will give Chelsea what they need 100% when called upon without fussing over being a squad player, the big question for midfield transfer will be who makes way, Ballack will be given one more year to prove himself, Lampard will sign a new contract despite interest from Barcelona so Makelele if offered a long term contract by another club will be ushered out

Strikers: Kalou will stay as Chelsea are happy with his development and will be Didier Drogba's understudy, however both will leave for the African nations, Shevchenko will be allowed to stay unless a player for player deal is involved and with Milan Chelsea are unliley to deem any of their strikers suitable except Ronaldo who will be unavailable because he has only been at the San siro for 6 months, another striker will be required ideally with potential and young, should the chance arise and the player be willing to join Tevez may be bought should the price be reasonable i.e. no more than £25million, Chelsea had planned to buy a multi million pound striker in a years time when Drogba reaches 30 and if/ when Shevchenko doesn't prove himself however this will be brought forward should the opportunity arise

if not then the characteristics for this striker will likely be reliable, not a current African internation, Premiership adapted and cheap, Benni McCarthy will be perfect readily available for around £6 million

so the squad will look like this next season:

Cech, Cudicini, Hilario

Johnson, Ferreira

Terry, Ben Haim

Carvalho, Alex

A. Cole, Bridge

Essien, Diarra

Ballack, Mikel

Lampard, Sidwell

J. Cole, Wright-Phillips

Robben, Kalou

Drogba, Shevchenko, McCarthy

Youth teamers given their chance: Sahar, Sinclair, Tejera, Mancienne

Celtic Rumours - With all the talk from Rangers fans about how Celtic have paid over the odds for Scott Brown will they still be saying that when he's score against them in his first old firm game? - Anyhow, ins at Celtic will not include Steven naismith, James Mcfadden or Gary Naysmith - only the killie boy is worth anywhere near £1m. we have an abundance of strikers in voh, Miller, Mcdonald, bjarnnsson and Sheridan all vying for 2 places. we will get rid of Beattie and zurawski Hibs and legia warsaw probable. in midfield we have naka, Riordan, brown, mcgeady, hartley (possibly caldwell) so look for 1 of the following to arrive, Joey Barton £4m - Steven appiah £3m - and the surprise one will be nicky butt £1m. In defense like attack we are well covered although a left back is a possible, again no major player here but instead a decent squad player will be added with the likelyhood of this being someone like Chris powell for free. doumbe will be signed on 1yr deal and offers cover for both fb positions., so ins - done and probables - Mcdonald/ brown/ butt/ powell total £6m. the rest of the 1st team will be from youth set-up. outs - balde/ Lennon/ Gravesen/ Jarosik/ zurawski/ Beattie £5m. = HAIL HAIL TO 3-IN-A-ROW

West ham 2 sign nicky shorey

Forget the rumours of Billy Sharp going to Wolves. The Sheffield lad has decided to return home to play for the Owls and rub salt in the wounds of the Blades for letting him go to Scunthorpe for a meagre £100,000. The fee with Scunthorpe is still being thrashed out however.

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