Football Rumours Archive June 26 2008


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I have a friend who works for a National Paper, apparently The English Game is not all it's cracked up to be, charges are being drawn up against 2 Premier League teams for corruption. Heavy fines and demotion face the two clubs if proved. He would not say who the teams were, just for me to think logically, which two teams are favoured by referee's and officials.

I have also heard that Parma are to approach David Moyes about becoming there new Manager, apparently he feels they have gone as far as they can as a team.

  Let's be realistic folks, Liverpool will not be buying everyone. Tottenham, Newcastle, Villa and the Hammers will not be able to attact top class players. Wenger will only buy players that would fit into his system and still not buy anyone with a over–inflated price tag. Chelsea will be back to their spending best this Summer with roman moneybags having a manager he trusts so expect a lot of action there with Scolari.

i love how each old firm clubs rumours slate the other after them. the Ronaldo rumour to Rangers I cannot see happening even with Fergusons links to them. he will leave for Madrid this Summer with my guess of Ramos and Robinho going in the opposit direction with some money.

Rangers are still in the Hunt for a centre back and attacking mid–there is many names floating about. not sure of the lafferty and Miller signings but Smith has not done too bad. Cueller and mcgregor if they leave which I cannot see will demand at least a £10 million fee individually.

the Riquelme rumour is laughable and will never happen, Seedorf said he always enjoyed the atmosphere at Celtic park that does not mean he wants to join. Darren Bent will not be joining on loan as Tottenham have had a couple of offers but need 2 recoup as much money as they can and cannot bank on bent to go in case he has a poor season (which could happen with Strachans tactics with jvoh). Do not know who they are bringing in although are also a lot of names flying about with defenders being required and good full backs a priority. Mcgeady and Boruc (def leaving) will go 4 £10 million at least and I am sure they would bite anyones fingers off if anyone bids a coule of million for naylor, sno, Graveson or Nakamura.

I have also seen Pavel Nedved at Glasgow airport coming back from holiday. but what does that mean?

Please remember this is a rumour site so do not make things that you want to happen up. Seeing people at grounds does not mean that they are signing nothing is ever 100 percent before it's announced and it's highly unlikely a coach/scout/player/agent of a club is likey to tell someone they have just met what they/their club or client are doing in the transer market.

Happy Hunting

  July is coming and the door at the Hammers is going to be very busy. A host of fringe, old and overpaid players are going. LLjunberg to Roma on a free, Ferdinand to Villa or Tottenham, Etherington to Nottingham Forest on loan (his family are from Peterborough and he wants to move back home), + Gabbidon, Quashie, Paintsil, all looking for moves. Sears to Queens Park Rangers on loan possibly with Collison, if not Collison to Cardiff on loan. Rangers have shown an interest in McCartney but after last seasons performances, the Hammers would only consider offers of over £7.5 million. Incomings will be much slower, Bresciano and Turan will be the major signings, + a clutch of young players from Italy and South America. Rumours of Neil leaving are unfounded, but he will be moving to Centre back to replace Ferdinand. Faubert will take over the right back spot.

  Hard Hammers rumour emerging this morning, there is unrest in the back room at Upton Park, Nani does not think that Curbs is up to the job, Nani is requesting the services of Roberto Mancini and Di canio as a management duo with a massive £75 million to spend as it is seen as a gamble worth taking.

If the board stick with Curbs, the transfer kitty will only be £15 million as the board have not been impressed with past purchases.

no transfers are yet in the making until the board have decided who will be leading out the Hammers next term, but expect the first team to be reduced by at least eight players.

  Big news for Bradford City, Jason Goodwin arriving from eircom league a good crosser of the ball known as Mr dangerous for his pin point crossing should do well in league 2.

Bradford all the way

  Leee trundle is going to be moving to Everton in replacement of andrew Johnson for £10 million pound movwe as andrew Johnson is moving to his homecity of Aston Villa.

  Neil MacFarlane of Queen of the South has been sounded out for a move to Scottish Premier League outfit Hibernian, A meeting is expected to take place in Edinburgh before the end of July.

100 percent, I know Neil extremely well

  Stoke to sign anthony Gardner and Gravesen

  Just been told the Hammers are close to making their first Summer signing – Gianluca Nani who is not due to start his new job until next week has told Alan Curbishley to do all he can to sign young Argentinian Raul Bobadilla, 21, from Grasshoppers, he's just had a really good season netting 18 times for the swiss club guiding them tofourth in the swiss league. No price has been agreed yet

  Carlisle United have had a bid rejected for Cheltenham Town forward Steven Gillepsie. Scunthorpe United have been put off by the size of the fee being demanded, but several other clubs including Championship new boys Doncaster Rovers are said to be monitoring the situation closely. Cheltenham do not want to lose their main goalscorer.

  Darel Russell will be returning to Stoke one year after leaving for Norwich, in a straight swap for Vincent Pericard.

I've been on holiday in France and there are a lot of rumours that Nasri will snub Arsenal and move to Chelsea instead, apparently he never had any intention of joining Arsenal and was just using them to get more money from Chelsea.

Aston Villa have made an offer to Port Vale for forward Marc Richards.

  Watford transfer news.

Dario Dainelli of Fiorentina is on his way to the hornets in a deal worth £3.1 million, he will play a big role in the defense at Watford, during the race for the championship. The big defender has agreed a move only if he can have a Clause in his contract that consists of "if Watford are not a Premier League club in two years, he will be available on a free". Also on his way to Watford is the forward/midfielder Marek Mintal, Aide Boothroyd wants the FC Nuremberg player for around £2 million. Loan deals for Ben Foster and Adam Johnson will also be made, If Watford are promoted, they have the option to sign Johnson on a permenant deal.

  I can announce the biggest suprise of the Summer, Eboue is to leave Arsenal and join Tottenham. I work with one of his neighbours who told me this morning.

  Sebastien Larsson and James McFadden have no relegation clauses in their contracts at all. Why would Larsson have a relegation Clause in his contract when he signed the contract two years ago? Larsson has even told friends, family that he will be staying in Birmingham. It's pretty personic to make up rumours which do not make sense.

Steven Fletcher of Hibernian is tipped to move to Birmingham in a £4.5 million deal.

Chris Eagles will sign a permanent deal with Birmingham for £5.5 million with a further million to be added if promotion is deliverd.

Gaston Sagnoy is highly tipped for a move to England with; Wigan, Bolton, Middlesborough, Villa, Manchester City, Hull City and West Bromwich all interested.

A denting blow to Villa is that Andy Johnson will not sign for them. He is a staunch Birmingham City supporter and has ruled out the possibility of playing for Blues' rivals.


  If donadoni goes expect Lippi back in charge for the 2010 campain

  Kevin phillips seen at oakwell this morning

  Just heard it on the radio here in Holland that Ibrahim Afellay and Huntellar will be making moves to United in the fist week of July.

  Frank Lampard will join Jose Mourihno at Inter, Steven Gerrard will be the subject of a £60 million bid from Chelsea AND Real Madrid. Dimitar Berbatov will commit to Tottenham until January to see how things go, Tottenham will announce signing of Gomes from PSV AND Joe Hart from Manchester City, Robinson will join Middlesbrough. David Bentley will snub a move to Tottenham and sign for Liverpool with Jermain Pennant moving to Blackburn.

Plymouth Argyle will continue to add to their squad with the signings of Joe DEvra (Barnet), Albert Adomah (Barnet), Keisuke Honda (VV–Venlo), Keita Suzuki (Urawa), Kevin Walker (AIK), Alan Lee (Ipswich), Matt Spring (Luton) and Tommy Forecast (Tottenham, loan). Japanese wonder–kid Yoichiro Kakitani will arrive in January on loan from Osaka. Marcel Seip has settled his differences with Paul Sturrock and will stay despite a £1 million offer from Celtic. Rory Fallon, despite a decent end to last season, will join either Doncaster or Southend for £250 k once the Alan Lee deal goes through. Peter Halmosi will not be joining Hull City as they are not prepared to pay the £3 million asking price.

  I wish people would stop writing absolute rubbish on this website. Rumours are what they are. Rumours. Gareth Barry will only come to Liverpool if Villa stop Messing around and asking silly money for someone who is quite clearly worth no more than £15 million. Crouch to Pompey/Villa for £10 million, but he's widely known to prefer Pompey as he's worked with Harry before. My friend RS genuinely works for Liverpool's team security and he said that Silva/Sweinsteiger/Villa/Barry etc. are all viable options for Rafa and that these are the rumours circling the club itself. He knows ALL the players personally and even they are not privy to Rafa's plans so again it's all just rumour.

Americans OUT. LFC Till I Die

  Wolves fact–centre half signed Richard Stearman from Leicester.

  Gillingham Rumours

Gillingham are in talks with Charlton about signing Amdy Faye. Faye has not been a success at the Valley nor on loan at Glasgow Rangers. He and his agent have accepted that he may have to drop a division to rebuild his confidence and career. Expect a fee of around £400,000.

  Hull news

Phil Brown is battling with Tony Pulis for the signature of experienced forward Marcus Bent. Phil sees him as a great addition to his strike force and a direct replacement for Tigers legend Dean Windass. Brown willing to match Stoke's offer.

  Birmingham City – Spoke to Cameron Jerome who (laughably) reckons he is too good to stay at BCFC. He said he does not like the manager and wants to go – Make sure the door does not hit your arse on the way out. Also – Larrsson to stay but McFadden to go probably Celtic with some second rate coming the other way.

  West Bromwich are hoping to complete a £750 k deal for Wisla Krakow defender Adan Kokoszka over the next few days.

  Yes it's the one the ed hates was talking to a business associate from "up north" regarding Bentley's move to Tottenham and got talking as you would about Ronaldo and he (my ass) told me it was understood there are options regrding Ronaldo which Fergie will take? and these were; to sell to FC Barcelona? to pS off Madrid, sell to FC Barcelona and asking for eto'o and Ronaldinho? + cash in return?, sell to Madrid but in return af would want Ramos, casillas and Sneijder as part of the deal?

Tottenham on the other hand have enquierd about a number of "other players" these include> arda turan, niko kranjcar, ibrahim afellay, Fabio grosso, Daniele de Rossi, Tottenham will look to unload Aaron Lennon to one of four club's, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Blackburn and Everton ( Tottenham' prefered choice as part of a deal to bring a "foriegn" Everton player to the lane? ) it also seems that Newcastle will struggle to attract the better class of player until at least January or this time next year.

  I'm in the know at the Walkers stadium, and have recieved info from a reliable source that Pearson could sign a replacement for Iain Hume. I have heard 3 names. These are: Geoff Horsfield, Vincent Pericard and Kevin Kyle. I understand a bid has been made for one of these 3. Expect news soon Foxes fans.


  I have a friend at the Hammers, they have pencilled in a Press Conference for next Thursday, which is likely to confirm the signing of a new player. Otherwise it could be to announce plans of the new stadium.

  I was at Gatwick this morning and came home from a two week stay in Portugal. When I was walking out I saw Tiago get into a taxi. So this could mean that he is signing for a London club very soon.

  The Hammers to announce plans for a new stadium next Week, or if not then after the Court appeals of Sheff United is over. Then they will follow this up by signing Danny Haynes, connected with the Wright deal to Ipswich.

Nani and Curbs targets are:









Andy Johnson






Joe Lewis

They will not sign all these players, but they are all targets and expect some to join the Hammers in coming weeks.

  Anton Ferdinand has just agreed terms with Tottenham, he is having his medical in the morning. Aaron Lennon and £4 million pounds is heading to Upton Park. Deal likely to be officially completed and announced next week.

  I live in Newcastle and I know for a fact that these players are on th verge of moving to St. James':

Arda Turan 8 mill

Johan Elmander 11 mill

Orlando Engelaar £3.5 million

and a creative attacking midfielder that was going to be Pablo Aimar but since the deal is taking a while is now thought to be somebody that was or is playing at the euros.

Players going out are:

N'Zogbia (Tottenham) 7 mill

Cacapa (hull) free

Emre (fenerbache) 8 mill

Smith (Everton) 4.5 mill

I also know that Van Der Vaart will be moving to Man United for around £13 million because HSV do not want much for him and Sir Alex thinks he's a cheaper option than other established stars. Lahm will also be going for around the same fee maybe higher and will play at right back.

Also Peter Odemwingie may well be on his way to Everton who are selling A. Johnson. Johnson was at the Hammers last night but is also going to speak with Bolton, Wigan, Pompey and Villa after all agreed £7 million fees with Everton.


  Important news for the toon

expect keegan to sign Spain lb capdevilla for 7 m after the Summer

also joining will be

sonko from Reading

not mc geady but Nakamura from Celtic

mc fadden/larrson from Birmingham/or bullard from Fulham

pavlachenko from lokomotiv mosko

people saying eneglar to sign for all different clubs is a lie. he has signed for Schalke

  Blackburn manager Paul Ince will make a Summer clear out, they will put santa cruz and David Bentley on sale as a start.

David Moyes granted Andy Johnson a transfer request 4 about £10 million with villa, the Hammers and Middlesborough keen about the forward.

it is also known that Jamie bullard is a target 4 Middlesborough in a swap deal 4 Luke young.

with Glen little moving 2 Pompey they are also keen about bringing Nicky shorey 2 their squad.

  I have heard from my source that the new Hearts manager is Stuart McColl his new signings will be

Alan Gow (Rangers) 250 k

Marius Niculaue (ict) 400 k

A new Rb+ Lb

Players Leaving

Calum Elliot (Dundee United) 200 k

Goncalves Loan

Neilson loan (probaly hamilton)

  I am a Rangers fan and would like to point out that Ronaldo will not be coming to Rangers. a laughable rumour. here are the real Rangers targets:

Rossi, Anderson, Fletcher. Man Untd Loan.

and no more as Rangers have already got three of the four forward targets they have.

from the most reliable source at Ibrox.

  I happen to be a really close mate of Guillem Balague and he has told me that unlike his website, Rafa is planning a raid on Valencia, and that he posted otherwise as a favor of Rafa.

Benite is hoping a bid of £17 million for David Silva will be enough to prise him away to Anfield. He already has a verbal agreement with Valencia but is still gathering the finances to put in an official bid.

He is hoping to secure the services of Barry once he has sold Crouch to Portsmouth as he is holding out for £11 million up front.

Also, concerning Alonso, he was planning to sell him to Juve but is now reluctant because both Mascherano and Lucas have expressed to him their desire to play in the Olympics, so Rafa is holding out for £16 million, the same as Barry before he will sell him.

The American owners have sanction him a budget of £45 million + any money from sales.

David Villa is on Rafa's shortlist, but is not his priority. Reina and Torres have convinced Rafa to go for him, and Villa is excited by the prospect, but depending on other transfers he might not bid for him


Silva £17 million (Hopefully announced July 12th)

Barry £16 million (Hopefully announced along with Silva)

Dossena £7 million (Already completed, announced July 9th)

Villa £25 (Possible)

Degen – Free (Done)


Crouch – £11 million

Carson – £7 million

Pennant – £8 million

Finnan – £2 million

Riise – £4 million (Done)

Kewell – released (Done)

  Stop talking rubbish everyone on here. this is what will happen

barry to Liverpool 15 mill

Pennant to Newcastle swa for milner

  Jason Jarett will quit Preston and move to Colchester on a free Transfer. Also the club will bid for Steve Gillespie a forward from League One side Cheltenham Town to replace Kevin Lisbie.


  I am close to the assistant coach at Ajax's South African club, Ajax Cape Town. He says that Ajax is looking for young striking talent for the reserve squad. The word is that Huntelaar is leaving and that Arsenal has already made a preliminary bid last week.


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