Football Rumours Archive April 26 2008


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Work at Stoke City

With John Rudge set to leave to take control of Nantwich Town with his new consortium – former Peru coach Hector Chumpitaz could join as director of football. Pulis and Chumpitaz have been friends since they met in Malta on a coaching course in the 90s and has been a regular at the Britannia this season. Chairman Peter Coates has given Pulis a healthy budget if Stoke go up with the following believed to be in the pipeline

In Shola Ameobi 5 mill

(Lewis Buxton moving in the opposite direction to Newcastle)

In Nicky Maynard Crewe (swap deal with Jon Parkin)

Out Marlo Broomes to Manchester City 750,000

Vincent Pericard to Bristol City 2 mill

  Plymouth are mulling a bid of around £250,000 for Stockport County forward Liam Dickinson.

  The Hammers are going to make a double loan raid on Liverpool for next season

first will be ex Hammers star beneyoun who does not want to be a bit part player anymore

second and suprisingly the Hammers will tak Ryan bable on loan for the whole of next season. this is because Liverpool believe he is a great prospect but needs more time to adapt to the Premier League

beneyoun will come with an option of a perminant buy after the season is over (£5 million)

there will be no such option on the bable deal as this is only to garuntee him some first team action

  100 percent transfer rumours for Liverpool:

keepers: (1 of the following)

Joe Lewis

Oscar Ustari

Steven Harper

defenders: (1 or two of the following)

Jose Bosingwa


Urby Emannuelson

David Wheater

midfielders: (2 or three of the following)

Ruben de la Red

Michael Johnson

David Silva

David Bentley

Maxi Rodriguez

forwards: (1 or two of the following)

David Villa

Kenwyne Jones

Sergio Aguero


  I have confirmation that Benitez's TOP targets if he manages to get rid of Carson, Alonso, Riise and Pennant are:





–A. Young

The most debatable being the Heinze and Barry moves as Rafa is still unsure if he is willing to part with Alonso and his passing ability and also hopes Riise will prove himself to be the player he was a few seasons ago before the Summer.

  ARSENAL Do not expect Wenger to spend big this Summer. I will only bring in replacements for Flamini and Hleb when they leave. A Keeper will come, if Lehmann leaves and Fabianski misses to make a impact in the last games. Arsene Wenger is also waiting for Valencia to be relegated. Then expect a move for Villa and Silva.

  Proper rumours. Robbie Keane to Everton. Berbatov to Man United. Benitez sacked.

I thank you,

DJ Riggy

  David Moyes will eave Everton in the Summer.

Roque Santa Cruz to Tottenham in the Summer.

  Sunderland have no chance of signing Diego Forlan from Atletico Madrid, he cost Atletico 22 million Euros last Summer from Villarreal and has scored 19 goals this season if he does leave the price will be £20 million + not 7 – £10 million pounds as quoted on this site.

Liverpool have contacted Atletico Madrid about a transfer of Sergio Aguero, Atletico quoted 35 Million Euros which Liverpool said we will get back to you, To Liverpool's surprise Atletico asked about the availability of Pepe Reina and are willing to pay £15 million Euros for his services. Could Scott Carson be Liverpool's N. O 1 next season?

David Villa will leave Valencia in the Summer but only to a Champions League qualified team (And AC Milan) Sorry Tottenham fans, the price will be 20 – £25 million Pounds.

Gareth Barry will only sign for Liverpool if Xabi Alonso is sold the price will identical for both transfers.

Love the guy who works at the Emirates as a security guard who said Arsenal will sign Alexander Pato (NO CHANCE)

  SAF thoughts on improvements at Old Trafford will have been reinforced by the performances in the last few games, i.e. the need for a top quality keeper, a right back, a creative central midfielder to replace Scholes soon and a top–notch forward.

Keeper: no names known but Kuszczak has not been a success, so will go or be demoted to third choice and there are doubts about Ben Foster, who (to be fair to him) will be sold or go out on loan with an option to buy.

RB: Lahm is the obvious choice but he will come at a cost. Sir Alex has never been scared of spending big on young players so at 24 he is still the first choice. Lahm will just be preferred to Boswingwa from Porto.

CM: Joao Moutinho's name is cropping up everywhere and with the strong link with Sporting Lisbon, he must be favourite. Veloso a possibility for his versatility, covering defensive midfield, centre back and left back cover

Strikers: Manucho will be recalled from Panathinaikos but he is very much an unknown quantity. The search will start for a fourth forward (SAF likes to have 4). Cannot see Rossi being the choice as he is too similar in stature to Rooney and Tevez. Cannot see it being Berbatov – over–priced for his age. Huntelaar's credentials seem to fit the bill.

  Mark Burchill looks likely to join championship side Burnley.

  Drogba to Inter, if Mourinho takes the job. He definitely will not be at Chelsea next season.

  Newcastle United news

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Luka Modric is at st James park today he's said to be very happy with Keegans revolution, price tag around £12 million.

Steve Sidwell is rumoured to be next at around £5 million. Just the start of a Summer of spending.

Newcastle outs

Shola ameobi if Stoke get promotion

Dick (Emre) back to turkey hopefully

Steven Carr Sunderland

Come on the mags

  Firstly, it seems that Gareth Barry is that good he can be chopped into three and still get into the Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal first XI's. Barry is not leaving Villa Park, I can also confirm the following ins/Outs from a very reliable source:


Sidwell £6 million from Chelsea

Finnan £5 million from Liverpool

Hennessey £5 million from Wolves

Ashton £7 million from the Hammers

Gera £6 million from West Bromwich

Onuorah £8 million from Manchester City

Davies £9 million from West Bromwich


Knight £4 million to West Bromwich

Maloney £5 million to Sunderland

Sorenson Free to Bolton

Berger Free to Sunderland

Moore £5 million to Stoke

  This the informer, and this rumour is absolutely, 100 percent true

Man United to buy Benzema and Ben Arfa from Lyon. Man United hav links with the French champions and that is why The Reds are willing to do business with them. Benzema will cost Man United £22 million + Saha, he is a god in France. Lyon also want to boost their defense by making Mikael Silvestre theirs and the deal will include Ben Arfa. Man United will give Silvestre and £10 million to secure his services. Kaka has been a name banded abou Manchester, but this will only happen if Man United can find £50 million.

Darlington are not going up this season, but this will mean a clearout and Pawel Abbott will move to Bradford, on a free, because Dave Penny does not like his injury proneness.

This ws the informer, speaking live from Ferguson's office in teesdale school. Big shout out

  Just a few Arsenal rumours I have been hearing:

Gallas will not be captain next year as Kolo Toure will be made captain.

Flamini and Diaby are joining Inter Diaby is Flamini best friend and they want to move out their together.

Finally Pat Rice will be leaving in the Summer as he wants to find a managing job with Walsall looking his most likely destination.


Chris Dilks

  Hey people.

MR KnowItAll is back. Been quite fun Reading the fantasy league wish lists on here. As you know, my main information is about LFC. (What other club is there? ) Anyways, LFC have no guarantees in the transfer market as history has proven. But, we do have a guaranteed link to Spanish clubs with great players. Atletico Madrid and Valencia are 2 such clubs that we have great links with as Rafa used to be at Valencia and Atletico had a positive experience working with them last Summer.

Rafa to bid on (that is right, bid on as bids do not always lead to buys) David Villa and David Silva of Valencia and also Maxi Rodriguez of Atletico Madrid. Maxi and David Silva will be 2 main targets for the winger positions. David Silva will be as a support forward with Torres as both are Spanish internationals that would serve good for club and country together playing all the time.

As for defensive cover, bids to go out for Lahm (who rejected a contract renewal at Bayern), Rafinha from Bremen, Drenthe for Real Madrid (most likely if Alonso leaves as people fear their beef from the Summer may not have cooled; which seems petty to me but in any case. )

And other than that, Liverpool to sign England's U–16 goal keeper Dean Chamberlain from Tamworh.

Remember folks, there is fantasy, there is rumors, and then there is Mr KnowItAll. the man the brought you the Torres signing, the Mascherano deal, and the Skrtel signing. Enjoy.

  Arsene WEnger is indeed after a South American forward. But considering the age and price of Palacios, he is preferring to stick to the Arsene formula: Young and a bargain. And he has found the perfect target in Henry Gimenez of River Plate (UR), a prolific RVN type poacher only with much more speed. And he is only 22. Connections on the Uruguyan national team have told me of AW's interest in Henry Gimenez.

  before everyone says lahm is on his way to united after rejecting his contract. he is not.

United are not interested in getting into a messy transfer with Munich after what happened with Hargreaves. The player has been made aware of Uniteds interest and will sign in 2009 on a free transfer unless FC Barcelona make a huge bid as Zambrotta is leaving to go back to Italy.



  Celtic Strachan will stay


Ognjen Vukojevic– from Dinamo Zagreb £1.5 million

Mario Mandzukic– from Dinamo Zagreb £2 million

Nikola Kalinic – from Hajduk Split £1.2 million

Pape Diakhaté –Dynamo Kyiv £2.5 million

Carlos Rodrigues Corrêa –Dynamo Kyiv £1.8 million

Jadson –Shaktar £4 million

Darijo Srna –Shaktar £4 million

James McCarthy – Hamilton 750 k

Richard Offiong– Hamilton 400K

Jimmy Bullard – Fulham £2.5 million

Antti Niemi –Fulham 500 k


Mark Brown –Hibernian 200 k

Massimo Donati –Wolfsburg £3 million

Scott Brown –Newcastle £5.5 million

Derek Riordan –Hibernian 750 k

Vennegoor of Hesselink – Portsmouth £3 million

Chris Killen –N. Forest 300 k

You Heard it from the Bhoy

  Man United will make a Summer bid to land young Leeds United midfielder Jonathan howson, who they see as a possible replacement for Paul Scholes.

Man United had scouts watch howson twice in March.

tip off from ticket office

  Newcastle– KK is looking for a few quality players for the next season and is also ready to get rid of a few


Luka Modric (20 million)

Riise (2 million)

Deco probably will not happen but you never know

Steve Sidwell (2 million)

Tal Ben Haim (1 million)


N Zogbia (Tottenham £4 million)

Emre (3 million)

Owen and Taylor will both sign new deals

Newcastle fans should be looking forward to next season


  The latest from Anfield is that Hicks has met Rafa again at Melwood to report on his meeting with DIC yesterday in the Malmaison. They have been discussing Summer transfer activity and Rafa has been told to spend whatever is required to bring the title to Anfield next year. Rafa has identified the positions that need filling, and these are two forwards, two wingers, 2 full–backs and an attacking midfielder. He has come up with this list:

Chiellini – LB £9 million

Alves – RB £14 million

Modric – AM £13 million

Young – LW £15 million

Bentley – RW £12 million

Huntelaar – S £20 million

Aguero – S £22 million TOTAL: £108 mill

He has been told he has to raise a fortune from players so he is selling:

Riise £6 million

Aurellio £5 million

Finnan £3 million

Pennant £6 million

Alonso £15 million

Crouch £12 million

Voronin £3 million

Carson £8 million

Guthrie £4 million

Kewell free TOTAL: £62 mill

A net spend of £42 million is acceptable to both DIC and Hicks. Some deals have already been done without the Rick Parry's involvement.

  liverpool exclusive:

It is reported that Liverpool FC have clinched the signing of Ricardo Quaresma by a source close to the Porto flyer. He is said to be very upset with the current situation at Porto and handed in a transfer request months ago. A bid from Liverpool has apparently been accepted and now Liverpool have been given permission to fly him to Melwood and present their proposal to him. Liverpool could get their man for a cut down fee of only £7 million as one of the claues in his contract state he can go should they be relagated.


  Hi the latest news for NUfc fans is good. I have a friend who is related to Dennis wise and NUfc are close to having a done deal. and that player is LUKA MODRIC he was seen on Tyneside and Dennis Wise has been leading the chase for him for months. So next season get ready for a very creative midfielder in the prem

Newcastle for the Europe

  Arsenal ins–

karim benzema

Ledley king

David Villa

thierry Henry

Nasri/ben arfa

Aaron Lennon

Arsenal outs–




I am best mates with theo so these players are for sure on Wengers shortlist.


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