Football Rumours Archive April 26 2007


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Middlesbrough will make a doule swoop on Spurs this summer, coming in will be Mido for 3 million to replace Viduka whom is joining seville to replace kanoute, Boro will also sign hossam ghaly for 3 million as he is unwanted at Spurs, Middlebrough will sign Scott Brown if they can beat off competition for his signature though this is no more than 50-50 as bigger clubs are courting him now. Woodgate is not certain to leave but will only sign for Boro if there is a release Clause in his contract of 1pence more than he signs for, this way he keeps his options open for the full length of his contract, this is a deal breaker with boro.

If WBA fail to gain promotion this season expect to see Koumas and Kamara leave for the Premiership. Koumas is attracting the interest of Villa, Everton and Boro. Whereas Arsenal already have Kamara lined up as a long term replcement to the aging Thierry Herny.

I Heard today that Celtic will be signing James Mcfadden, Stephan Appiah and also Richard Dunne.

Also a little bird told me either Bellamy or Naohiro Takahara ( I would prefer Takahara as there will be less competition to sign him and also he's Japaness and will be good company for Naka. ) will be the striker to partner Big Jan next season.

McManus is captain next season with either Hartley or big Jan as vice

Make of it what you will but we'll see when the season starts.



Puma who are the new kit manufacturers of relegated Championship side, Luton Town as of next season are set to buy their new stadiums naming rights, with Luton Town's new stadium set to be called The Puma Stadium.

You heard it first, Puma and Luton are in early negotiations but Puma are keen to have their name to a stadium. Work may begin later this year on the new stadium just outside Luton.


Glasgow Celtic Rumours







in - 100%

Freddy Adu

Jackie McNamara

Sherlie Joseph

Craig Bellamy

Fergie will nt sign an African any time soon bcoz of tried n testd failures ie djemba djemba, fortune. Expect an enquiry about Ajax pair sneijder and maduro. Also a reliable 20 goal a season striker in the form of huntellar or (maybe) Brazilians nilmar and Rafael sobis. Dnt expect de Rossi at OT next season bt maybe a bid 4 Mexes will be made. Heinze will go 2 juve if Bale is signed as wel as Silvestre if Mexes or bystov (spartak moscow defender) are signd.


After being dropped for the game against West Brom, Burnley midfielder Joey gudjonnson is just around the corner for Leicester City.


Fernando Torres will partner Robin Van Persie next season, with EmManuel Adebayor, Theo Walcott&Niclas Bendtner as back-up/ occasional rotation. Thierry Henry&Jeremie Aliadierre will leave in the summer.

Samir Nasri will be bought for more attacking midfield options.

Others leaving:

Baptista, Reyes, Flamini. Possibly Lehmann (Craig Gordon as replacement) .

This is all you need to know about Arsenal transfers.

Newcastle have some very exciting young strikers coming through their ranks at the moment but they will be bolstered by the arrival of Luke Varney for the price of 1mil. Under the guidance of Shearer watch Varney command a place alongside Owen and Martins by the end of next season. Shola will be given one more season before he is given the thumbs up or thumbs down as Newcastle are still sMarting from the premature departure and recent performances of Chopra.

Scott Parker to join the ranks of Arsenal with a swap plus cash deal involving possibly Gilberto/ Gilbert or Senderos or a combination of two. Altho Wenger has money to spend as well as fund recouped from several sales he will concerntrate these funds on some big names in order keep Henry. Reyes will return to Sevilla for around 8 mil.

Aston Villa to have a massive summer.


GK: Gordon (£4m) or Boruc (£8m)

RB: Bardsley (£2.5m) / Young (£3m, if Charlton go down) or McShane (£2m, if WBA don't come up)

CD: Woodgate (£6.5m, unlikely as clubs in CL are after him) or Distin (Free) / Davies (£6m, if WBA don't come up)

CM: Reo Coker (£7m) / Sidwell (Free) / Koumas (£5.5m if WBA don't come up) / Sneijder (£8m)

RM: SWP (£8m)

LM: Kallstrom (£10m)

ST: Bellamy (9m) or Defoe (£6m) or Alves (£6m) / Kamara (£5m)

On the way out will be Sorensen (£2m), Hughes (£700k), Delaney (Free), Samuel (Free), Laursen (Free), Hendrie (Free), Djemba x2 (£300k) McCann (£1m), Sutton (Free)

Obviously not all these transfers will happen but these are the players MON has targetted and there are more than likely to be a few more.

Following on from the rumour by someone of Parker to leave. I think you're right that a midfielder will leave STJ. And this will be either Emre or Parker. Sidwell may sign, so too may Barton, amongst other, that I don't know.

Bramble may still be offered a new deal yet, but Moore and Onyewu definitely won't. Wes Brown will be pursued, but he's said before that he doesn't want to leave Man U, so we'll have to wait and see what happens on that one. Other defensive targets will be Davies, Baines, Ryan Taylor, Neill, Konchesky, Ferdinand, Gabbidon, and a few otehrs that may not impress the Toon faithful.

Owen will stay for at least a season, to work with Martins and Stroller Ameobi. And possibly a signing such as Ashton.

Finally, N'Zogbia may leave, but not to Arsenal, it would be abroad or to a none top 4 Premiership team.

A few players within the fizzy pop league (Championship) are being watched, arms-folded by Roeder and his clan.

Woodgate to Arsenal if Wenger stays Ljungberg is going back to Sweden.

Reyes will be offered to Atletico Madrid as Real do not want him.

Charles N'Zogbia will not be heading to the Emirates from Newcastle.

Sunderland are preparing bids for Damien Duff and Stephen Carr from Newcastle if they are promoted - which seems certain now.

Dean Ashton will link up with Glenn Roeder at Newcastle if WHU go down - which also looks on the cards.

Downing will be a target for Spurs but Jol only wants to pay 4.5 mil for him instead of the 8m Boro are asking (still too much) .

Man United may make a bid for Berbatov if Jol fails to bring in a striker that he can play off. Expect Defoe to tout himself to a number of clubs this summer.

Louis Saha is off to France after failing to tie up a move to promoted giants Juventus. Looks like Houllier will take a chance on the Man United reject.

Alan Smith will be the subject of a 5m bid from Celtic, he still doesn't want to go anywhere but Ferguson wants Villa and will raise as much as possible from the sales of Saha and Smith and possible O'Shea to get his man.

Sidwell from Reading has already met with Newcastle officials (they met in a hotel in Newbury during January) and will sign a five year contract worth 38, 000 a week. Bramble wants to stay with the Geordies but it looks like Portsmouth will be trying to pair him with Campbell.

Villa ins and outs in the summer


Sidwell- Reading

Reo Coker, Ashton, caroll when West Ham go down

Bellamy- mon extremely keen on the lad

Boruc looks certain deal

John o shea Saf looking for replacements, mon would snap up his quality

surprise move for pavel nedved being lined up

Tottenhams Keane or Defoe one of the 2 should be at Villa park this summer

ariel miguel ibagaza also bein looked at along with Joseba etxeberria

giles Barnes and kightly also likely deals, but only if both do not go up


thomas sorenson going back to Sunderland when they come up

gavin mccann- Tottenham

j lloyd Samuel- Bolton

lee Hendrie and patrik Berger- stoke

Bardsley will return to man u

Aaron Hughes- suinderland

Steve Davis- man u

liam ridgewell will join Fulham

these not 100 percent done but more than likely deals

Lfc are set to sign David Villa for 20 mill + zenden

Derby in the Premiership next season will sign some quality players. one of them being England international David Nugent because of the links with Billy Davies. also Giles Barnes is going nowhere

SPL Rumours: Aberdeen and Caley to battle it out for Dean Sheils (Hibs) . Killie ready to sell Steven Naismith but will be looking for 2mil+ as they feel he is worth around the same as Kevin Thomson who joined Rangers. Naismith having won YPOTY twice and being tracked by Arsenal have obviously done his value no harm at all. Scott Brown has yet to decide where he is going next season as no one has made a concrete offer although the 4mil price tag is likely to mean that he will go south (To the person who said he would never join Celtic; see Browns quotes during the January transfer window and you will see that is definitely not the case as he was more than perepared to to to Celtic or any big team if they had a bid accepted.

To the guy who said Aiden McGeady isn't worth £800,000 needs his head checked he is better than any Rangers player. Celtic will sign kounas, kadlec, mcffadden (swap Miller) and possibly brellier (spelling) from Hearts to replace Lennon.

Scott Brown is going to Rangers aswell as the two Naysmiths, mculluch and quishie as he wants more Scots. but Celtic will get three in a row !

Villa news not rumours.

Liam Ridgewell has been told if he can find a club he should go.

McCann, Davis, Samuel and Hughes told they will not be at VP next season.

Boroc held talks with MON after the Pompey game. (watch out TS)

Bellamy in, is a done deal.

Everton have already sealed the signing of David Nugent on Preston for £4mil. Also coming in are Billy Jones for £1mil, Baines £4mil, Barton £3mil + Beattie, and Fernandes to arrive for £8mil. Outgoing will be Wright, Pistone, Naysmith, VDM and Beattie.

Also expect Chelsea to poach Big Keith Wyness as they are getting increasingly fed up with Peter Kenyon mouthing off about Mourinho. In exchange for this Everton are set to be offered £5mil or Geremi + Frank Arnesen who Chelsea think still secretly works for Spurs.

To the guy who said man. utd have found a new Vidic in bystrov, did u say that just because he is from spartak moscow or because u tink he is a defender. He is a winger just in case u thought he was a winger. As for moutinho and nani. The guy who said Nani has signed a contract is WRONG. It is the other way round. Moutinho has signed but he has got a 22million pound relese Clause not 12million. And Nani is in contract talks but he won't sign because he wants to play for a "superclub". likely to join Madrid or man. utd, and if Madrid make a bid that is reasonable, man. utd will match it as they have first option on most sporting youngsters because of their relationship. Nani will pick United over Madrid because of Ronaldo, quieroz and the fact that Madrid aren't won anything for the past 5 years. People keep saying Tevez will be sold on the cheap if West Ham are relegated, but West Ham don't own him. MSI do and they can sell him for any price they want but will propably make it more realistic than 35million because he won't wana play in championship and no1 will put that much money on the table. Man United will sign Tevez, hagreaves, Torres or Huntelaar or berby. leaving them with Rooney, Tevez, Rossi, Torres/ Huntelaar and dong who will be loaned to West Ham to put them ahead of the queue. Saha to Lyon or tottenam and Smith many takers. Only 30% for Smith to leave though because Fergie feels like he hasn't given him a proper chance to play up front by putting him in midfield for a long time when he broke his leg, so he feels obliged to keep him.

Stevie Naismith

Is a Kilmarnock fan (used to be a ball-boy and has been with us since he was 11), and his father and agent is a Celtic fan.

Thats why there's a lot of fun at Killie V Celtic matches as his dad always sits in the Celtic end, even though he comes to all our games!

He will not be going to Rangers as I believe your rivals are well on track to snapping him up, countless times. well over 10 have I seen Gordon Strachan at Rugby Park this season and I don't think he comes to see us play.

Davie Moyes has also been up 5/ 6 times and I'm sure we could get over £1m down payment from either of them.

He won't leave for any less than £1.5m, as he said he'll only leave if we get good money for him and that he's not bothered about leaving yet!

Gordon Strachan seen at Livi stadium again today. With him coming out were Robert Snodgrass and John CarMichael.

Second time he has been seen here.

John Hartson will decide this summer where to move to with West Brom allowing the striker to leave on a Free when he will quit the club in the summer. His very first club, future League One outfit, Luton Town are keen on the former Celtic striker but will have to fend off competition from Swansea, Hartson's preferred club. Hartson is keen for a move home to play alongside Lee Trundle. Hartson's arrival may see Swansea allow Ade Akinfenwa to leave, with Abbot providing cover for what could be a fine strike partnership of Trundle and Hartson. IF Swansea make the Championship, Hartson will join them without a doubt.


Man United have launched a stAggering £16.5million bid to sign Real Madrid attacker Robinho.

Martin O'Neil is considering offering a 1 year deal to Neil Lennon who is available on a FREE, and will leave Celtic on May 25th. The 35 year old is likely to head to the Championship but O'Neil might be willing to offer him a bit-part role in the Midlands for a year.

Sunderland may also be interested.


Liverpool will be bringing in a number of reinforcments in order to compete for the Premiership title Benitiez hopes with a few new players coming in and sum heading out of Anfield, Liverpool can finally clinche the title:


Fernando Torres (anything up to 27m triggerring a release Clause in his contract)

Carlos Tevez (8m)

Micah Richards (12m)

Johnathan Woodgate (5)

Simao (10m)


Dudek (nominal fee)

Hyypia (free)

Kewell (3m)

Zenden (1m)

Bellamy (6m)

Fowler (free)

Cisse (loan or permanent move around 8m)

Blackburn ins: Bellamy, Hendrie, zendan lots of you say Bellamy to Villa but he has only worked well with Hughes and will return to the club.

Blackburn outs: tugay, jeffers, nonda loan return, gray, possible gamst if right deal agreed if not then Peter may look to leave.

Gers Latest.

Summer Signings

Scott Brown (Hibs) £4m

James McFadden (Everton) £2.5m

Steven Naismith (Kilmarnock) £1m

Andy Webster (Wigan) £500,000

Kirk Broadfoot (St. Mirren) nominal fee

Alan Gow (FalKirk) Free

Hansson (Herenveen) Free

Total Spend - £8m plus wages

OUT: Klos, Prso, Svensson, Sionko, Sebo, N'Diaye, Rae, Buffel

Hibs to sign Jackie McNamara in the summer on a bosman 100%

Hearts will unveil Klaus Topmoeller as their new manager

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