Football Rumours Archive May 25 2008


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Stoke Ins

stelios from Bolton

Saha from Man United

Foster from Man United

Harewood from villa

sonko from Reading

doyle and kitson from Reading

Scotland from Swansea

kanu from Portsmouth

stoke Outs

pericard to any one

parkin to Leeds

Rooney to carlise

buxton to Coventry

diao to Wolves

  To the man who said 'Lennon was spotted at Goodison park' I have also heard this from 3 close friends. one of which is mates with kieran agard of the youth team. I think it is 90 percent likely that Lennon will be an Everton player by the start of the transfer window.

  Transfer that will definitely not happen next season (or ever for that matter): –

1. Joarquin to Everton (your not a big club)

2. Ronaldinho to Manchester City (ha)

3. Eto'o to Tottenham (Kaka as well? )

4. Villa to Tottenham (now this is just being silly)

5. Modric to Everton (he's already signed for Tottenham)

6. Henry to Aston Villa (oh dear)

7. Huntelaar to Celtic (why would he move down in standards? )

8. Shevchenko to Stoke (too far.)

Transfer that will definitely happen: –

1. Nasri to Arsenal

2. Dossena to Liverpool

3. Crouch to Portsmouth

4. Riise to Newcastle

5. Anelka to Tottenham

6. Barry to Liverpool

  Celtic Summer

Strachan and lawwell have agreed a financial plan to take Celtic to further domestic dominance and challenge in the champ lge

Boruc –Brown– mcgeady –Nakamura– Jan Hesselink – Scott Mcdonald – all going nowhere– in fact mcgeady to be given the no 7 shirt

Mcdonald to be given the no 9 shirt


ONE of

Arshavan 10 m

Klass Jan Huntelaar £10 million

Saha £6 million

Bellamy £5 million


Stevie Fletcher 4 m

other areas are simple deals near completion


vukojevic £4 million

maloney £2 million

McCarthy of hamilaton £4 million


Richard dunne £3 million

Valencia £3 million

back up keeper also

leaving will be big earners such as Gravesen– Balde + Killen Riordan Pressley NayloR

a big money Nike KIT RENEWAL DEAl could be agreed also

  Yeah, all those givin false rumours about arrivals atb Emirates shame unto U. any way, negotiations for veloso is underway now sporting will let him go wiht a fee of arround £13 million, and expect Nasrito sign in the next few days, also chantome to be an understudy to diady and veloso(may sometimes be used as central back)in the flamoney role. also expect one offensive signing in the persons of either aquilani or Diego to matct up Hlebs possition as it seem likely the later is heading out of Emirates

  In the real world looks like Newcastle have been priced out of Bafetimis Gomis as St. Ettienne want close to £20 million for him. May turn to Mario Gomez of Stuttgart, but after Euro2008 he will be hot property.

Peace out


  Wolves have confirmed the signing off young forward Sam vokes from bouremouth for and undisclosed fee.

Excpect this to be the first signing of 6 which will include 2 cbs.

also excpect Wolves to try and temp kyle lafferty from Burnley with £4 million or £2. 5 and Stephen elliot as bait

True Wolves man

  Lol Sheff Wednesday will not move to don valley we own our ground and we would not sell it and if we did who would by it. they will not be able to afford it Sheff Wednesday would want about 70 million for it. as for the takeover they has been a delay because Wednesdayite who own 10 percent of the shares have to vot and that will be at the end of the month.

  Hleb to Real + money for Robinho. The wheels are already in motion.

  I work for a paper in Spain who have strong links with the club football of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. And I have some news for you about in people and out people of the club.

FC Barcelona:


–Daniel Alves will sign in the two weeks to come

–Didier Drogba will have a bid made in week to come


–Henry has 2 bids on him. One from England believed to be Everton and one from Beckham club Galaxy

–Giovanni Dos Santos has 2 bids for him from the England. One is for Newcastle as laporte met with Newcastles Tony jiminez. The other is from Chelsea

Real Madrid


–Madrid have a 'gentlemans' word from Ronaldo that he will join in the Summer. But he has demanded for an audi r8 if he to join


–Chelsea will bid around 35 million for Robinho in the week to come

–Tony jiminez of the Newcastle also met with real to ask about rb Marcelo

  With ref to the person who had a rumour about Lennon ant Goodison and all the Fabrice Muamba is a Birmingham City player and not on loan from Arsenal anymore. We signed him for £3 million.

  LFC Rumours

Liverpool have long been monitoring Lubos Kalouda. the right winger signed for CSKA Moscow but Rafa is willing to make a bid. If he is not succesful with this bid he will turn to Fernando Belluschi of Olympiacos. Both players have been watched in the past by Liverpool Scouts. Both young with great potential.

Also look for a bid of Klass Huntelaar, however he is unlikely to want to leave Ajax just yet. Rafa will look to sign Edison Cavani instead. The young Uruguayan plays for Palermo. Also look for a sneaky bid for Rafael Sobis of Real Betis.

Dossena will be a done deal by the time this is read. Finally Rafa will strenghten in the centre of mid with Alberto Zapater of relegated Zaragoza or else Javi Martinez, both players have been scouted heavily, especially by Spanish scout Eduardo Macia. Believe me this is all true, these are Rafa's real targets, all young with huge potential. Deals for Barry, Riera and such are smokescreens (Rafa's main tactic in the transfer market) as the players mentioned here are hotly persued by the big teams in Europe.

  I met Samuel eto'o in Spain a few weeks ago and asked if Deco was going to be joining Newcastle he said he was not sure but there was a fairly good chance if keegan RE–KINDLES the interest he showed in him in January (based on recent comments from the club Deco is probably too old) but he did say that Newcastle had already started negotiations with one of Barcelona's players and he did not look too happy my guess one of his close friends yaya Toure poss just a guess

basic logic says that if keegan wants Barnes (Derby) then this will happen as although a price of £1 million was not agreed in January a first refusal was Fact I have also heard that due to the level of interest from other clubs and high wages Dunne (Manchester City) will not be signed however Gomis (st ettiene) is a definite as is Turan (galatasaray) contrary to popular belief Emre will be used to attract not exchange in this deal as keegan sees him starting the next campaign in central midfield due to the Barton issue. also expect Newcastles transfers to take place early this window to make sure they get their men having lost out late on a couple of deals recently also Owen will only go for £13 million expect a bid from AC as he suits there style of play next years first choice front 2 will be gomis and Martins

also quick point to the Everton fans who said Arteta £20 million and anichebe £25 million + add ons all I can say is oh yeah and ha

hopeful optimism is blind faith being a geordie I have both

  i think Everton will be concentrating on players such as Joe Ledley, jonas olsson and micheal bradley.

Tottenham targets: farfan, Diego Milito, vincent kompany and swp.

  rangers news

Although Rangers had a big squad this season, Walter Smith knows that it lacks quality. Expect 2 BIG signings (Centre half and Striker) this year. There will be a mini clear out also.

Players on the way out (90 percent accurate as he may keep a few depending on signings):

Daniel Cousin (Make weight in Davis deal)

Kris Boyd

Alan Gow

Thomas Buffel

Brahim Hemdani

Charlie Adam

Christian Dailly

David Weir (player coach role a possibility)

Sasa Papac

Graeme Smith

Andy Webster (may not become permanent due to injury)

Filip Sebo (will get a chance pre–season to impress, if he does not then he will go)

I know that Boyd will surprise a few people, but Walter and Ally feel that John Fleck has what it takes to step up from the reserves next season, and he is already better than Boyd, + Boyd will fetch 3. 5+ Mil.

Rumours/potential targets include

Steven Fletcher (Hibernian)

Alan Smith (Newcastle)

Klasnic (Werder Bremen)

James McEvely (Derby)

Kenny Miller (Derby)

Mikel Forssell (Brummy)

Christophe Berra (Hearts)

Willo Flood (Cardiff – loaned to Dundee United)

Rodrigo Palacio (Boca Juniors)

Steve Davis (Wants to stay from Fulham – depends on cash/Cousin)

There are more targets, but these are the main ones. Expect Smith to sign at least 3 from this list. Ally has been tasked to find 2 or 3 wide men with flair and will start scouting the globe.

FOLLOW FOLLOW 51 and still counting

  To all Man United fans I have great news.

Christiano Ronaldo is in the process of signing a new deal which will make him the Richest player in footballing history.

as for likely additions. living only 5 minutes from the ground I have been hearing strong rumours on a number of players.

1. Diego. heard in an interveiw as saying Man United are the number 1 target for him. claiming the match his style of football and that it would be hard to refuse a deal. expected in the reion of £20–24 million. others such as Deco (15 mil), moutinho (12 mil) and veloso (20 mil) are strongly linked over the previous month.

a number of wingers have also been linked with the club following Champions League triumph. namely

1. arshavin (£15–18 mil). surprise signing

2. agbonlahor (£15 mil)

3. queresma (£18–22 mil)

4. Valencia (£8–10 mil)

again a range of forward are also being toughted with moves to the club:

most strongly linked are:

1. karim Benzema (£25 mil)

2. Berbatov (£32 mil)

3. klas Jan Huntelaar (£21 mil)

4. kaleinichenko (£24 mil) – most strongly linked in the last 2/3 days. deal almost reached

the major signing this Summer will be one of daniel Alves (£27 mil), Sergio Ramos (£25 mil), micah Richards (£23 mil) or phillipe lahm (£19.5 mil).

  Modric to Everton? He has already joined Tottenham so get your facts right. Bentley is joining Tottenham too and Blackburn would not sell him for £6 million to the Scousers. Marcelo Moreno or Diego Milito will also sign and Joe Hart is a target for £10 million and Robinson.

  Liverpool signings will include:

Joaquin (10 million)

Andrea Dossena (8 million)

Maik Taylor (free)

Diego Milito (9 million)

  Liverpool FC DEFINATE signings:

P. Degen – Free

A. Dossena – 7.8 million

G. Barry – £10 million + Carson

D. Silva – £14 million

N. Kranjcar – £11 million

K. J Huntelaar – £15 million

D. Milito – Season long loan

Spent: 57.8 million

Liverpool FC DEFINATE outs:

P. Crouch – £12 million (Portsmouth)

J. A. Riise – £5 million (Newcastle)

S. Finnan – £2 million (Fulham)

A. Voronin – £2 million (Stuttgart)

J. Pennant – £5 million (W. B. A)

X. Alonso – £14 million (Juve)

Amount made: 40 million

Net spent – 17.8 million

This will leave money for January if needed.

Kopite 4 Life

  Tottenham Hotspur


Tottenham have got luka modric coming in

and coupet from Lyon

and they have got bostock a 16year old coming in for £500'000 from crystal Palace


chimbonda is going out to Newcastle

Robinson is going to Aston Villa or middlesbro

and Tottenham will be in top 4 next year

  Liverpool ins–




Ballottelli or Silva


Liverpool outs–



Le tallec






El Zhar







  Rumours of Huntelar to Celtic are unfounded the chant heard was Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, sorry abacus. There has been much speculation over Kevin Doyle of Reading and this appears to be possible, Reading looking to sell Shorey but the Hammers' £4 million offer does not meet the £6 million valuation so Reading may keep Shorey and instead let Doyle go to Celtic for £5 million freeing cash for new players for the Championship. Strachan has already watched Doyle in two games this season.

  Will Liverpool fans stop living in dream world. some people have been on footy manager too much an need a reality check. Benitez will not have much to spend in the Summer due to the board room turmoil and the likes of villa, Silva and Berbatov will all have better offers.

Lfc to sign


degan (done)

jimmy bullard


a few Spanish unknown kids

  Big things will happen iat Glasgow Rangers this Summer


Alan Smith




Osasuna Defender recomended by Cuellar

there will be a bid for ezqueero of FC Barcelona but he will stay in Spain








Lennon on loan to Clyde

also expect fleck to play a bigger part next season

  Rumour has it Liverpool are lining up a 14. million transfer bid for Evertons Mikel Arteta. it is also rumoured Benitez will be pursuaded to offer £9 million and risse if the deal is not accepted of £15 million.

Everton insider also tells me they are lining up a £1.5 million bid for Japanese hotshot sota hirayama?

  Ipswich have been strongly linked with Pim Balkestein from Holland, a central defender who impressed after a trial and is likely to sign by the end of the week.

Also it is known that a high priority for Magilton is Emile Mpenza.

  To all the people saying gareth barry will leave Aston Villa I am so but he's not and how do I know this it's simple not only am I a massive Villa fan but my cousin plays for Aston Villa who you might ask well it's gabby and I go clubbing with my cousin Ashley young Reo–Coker Harewood and barry and I asked him yesterday before we went clubbing will he be staying with Aston Villa and he said do chicken lay eggs which obviously is yes he said that he did think about Liverpool but Aston Villa is his heart and he is going to sign a new 4yr contract Sidwell is also coming Harewood is not going anywhere there is 90 per cent chance Shaun Wright–Phillips is coming 2 Villa but Manchester City want him back Paul Robinson is definitely coming 2 Villa and my cousin gabby has also told me that Martin oNeill will put in a £11 million bid for Henry I will let you know more later

  This is a true fact from a very reliable source. Rafa has got about 25–30 million to spend + money which he gets from player transfers. In the exit list is following: Riise (dipped in form), Crouchy (real shame), Kewell, Pennant, Finnan, maybe itanje and maybe Alonso. Replaccing these will be degen (done) dossena (almost done), Barry or Downing but only in Alonso goes, and winger likely to be either Quaresma or David Bently both of these will cost 15–20 million due to overvaluation from there clubs and finally a quality forward will come in to partner Torres one of: Owen, Henry (unlikely), Benzema (v unlikely, Villa (unlikely) Huntelaar or possibly Trezeguet who Rafa is a big fan of. folks.;)



Ins –

Vagner Love £17 million – CSKA moscow.

Aaron Lennon £ £15 million – Tottenham Hotspur

Stewart Downing £ £20 million – Middesbrough

Dossena £ £4 million – from wherever

Outs –

Crouch £12 million – Tottenham Hotspur

Riise £5 million – Newcastle United

Fabio Aurelio £ £4 million – Roma

Arbeloa £ £5 million – Atletico Madrid

Pennant £4 million – Middesbrough

Kewell free – Rangers

Voronin, Finnan and Xabi Alonso Are not leaving.

  Leicester City

I have it on good authority Milan Mandaric is on the verge of agreeing a compensation fee with Pete Winkleman of Mk Dons after successful talks with Paul Ince.

Ince possibly be bringing star midfielder Keith Andrews to the Walkers with him and also Dean Lewington only if the Foxes cannot hold on to Joe Mattock. The rest of the Dons squad will be staying put.

Wait for this to develop.

If this does not come off Billy Davies is second choice

  Arsenal will go on a spree this season, as Wengar has realised he needs more quality and depth to compete and needs to spend big to do this:


Karim Benzema – 20 Million – Wengar is infatuated with his ability, has potential to be the best forward since Fat Ronaldo was amazing.

Ricardo Quaresma – 24 Million – Similar to C. Ronaldo, except more of a traditional left winger than a hybred like Ronaldo. Will get more assists than Ronaldo but less goals.

Hatem Ben Arfa – 12 Million – Excellent pacy, technical winger. Will replace dissapointing Rosicky and be far more effective.

Luis Fabiano – 11 Million – Goal machine with great pace and finishing ability.

Vincent Kompany – 10 Million – Fantastic Centerhalf to pair with Toure.

Diego – 15 Million – May not be the enforcer next to Fabregas but certainly is a phenominal player.

Richard Dunne – 3 Million – Experianced Premiership quality Centerhalf.

Sebastien Frey – 11 Million – One of best Goalkeepers in Europe.


Alexsander Hleb – 17 Mill

Emmanuel Adebayor – 26 Mill

Tomas Rosicky – 9 Mill

Flamini – Free

William Gallas – 14 Million

Nicklaus Bendtner – 8 Million

  Everton ins

jo £18 million wanted ( thought to be that Manchester City will get there firs.

Joaquin £13 million ( near definite )

contra? no price tag thus far.

do not know his name but a young galataseray forward

and andrei arshavin will come to Everton, his favourite club in englane is Everton and we have enuf money to pay him and his wages, he is a effo signing

outs will be=



Carsley already gone

also to the person that sai Everton are getting Ronaldinho I am an Everton fan and I would dream of him coming ut get real, FC Barcelona to Everton

peace out


A good source within the club that Matty Fryatt will sign for 450 k from Leicster.

Also Jon Harley to sign on a free transfer having been released by the club.

Howard to sign a four year deal with a £3.5 million Release Clause.

A international Central Midfielder that has featured in this years EUefa Cup

  Sunderland have signed jimmy briand and it will be confirmed on July 1.

Undisclosed amount, 5–8 mil


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