Football Rumours Archive May 26 2007


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SPL Transfers this season

Celtic-Brown £4.4m, McDonald £750k, Barton £4.8m, Valery Domochievskiy (Levski Sofia) £2m, Appiah £4m, and then another centre back

Rangers- Darchville (Free), Gow (Free), Broadfoot (Free), Whittaker £1.8m, McCulloch £650k, Romano Denneboom (NEC) £2.4m, Scott Severin (Aberdeen) £1.2m, Kew Jaliens (AZ) £1.5m, also looking in the South American market to see what they can find

Hearts- Kingston ( don't know the fee, but he's a stick-on), Marius Stankevicius (Brescia) £750k, Eugeny Aldonin (CSKA Moscow) £1.4m, Steven Naismith (Killie) £1.8m, Scott Sinclair (Chelsea) Loan deal, Nuno Assis (Benfica) £1.6m, Atiba Hutchinson (FC Kobehavn) £2m, Steven Hughes (Free) and also speculation that Milan Purovic of Crvena Zvezda is joining as well

The SPL will be a much better league next season!

Brighton's in form Striker Bas Savage is on Steve Coppell's shortlist. The Giant striker is expected to be available at around 400k.

Steve Lovell set to leave Dons for Bournemouth.

Russell Anderson will sign new 4 year contract.

Celtic to bid £700K for Michael Hart. If don't get him they will go for G Naysmith.

Aberdeen may be interested in Craig Beattie but wages would rule it out.

Manchester City are currently in preliminary talks with the following players, pending the takeover from Thaksin and appointment of a top foreign coach:

+ Craig Bellamy, Liverpool = £4m

+ Thomas Gravesen, Celtic = £4m

+ Hassam Ahmed Mido, Tottenham Hotspur = £3.4m

+ Phil Jagielka, Sheffield United = £3m

+ Mark Viduka, Middlesborough = free

+ Nwankwo Kanu, Portsmouth = free

+ Bolo Zenden, Liverpool = free

+ Henrik Pedersen, Bolton = free

+ Tal Ben Haim, Bolton = free

+ Sami Hyypia, Liverpool = free

The Board are set to continue to try to bring a select few of these players, using the current scouting scheme for Premiership-based players, with £20m set aside for the new manager to invest in players of their choice.

Villa rumours.

villa need a keeper, centre back, right back, centre mid&a goal scorer.

Craig gordon

Luke young

Curtis Davies (back up for laursen)

Matthew taylor

Bellamy/ kone or Keane

& maybe.





Carlos Martins


Blackpool will be spending a lot of money from the latvian investors in the summer if they win promotion to the championship. First Wes Hoolahan will join for around 400-500k but only if we win promotion as he is too good for league one and is the best player in the league at the minute. Also former legend John Hills will be bought after being released from Sheffield Wednesday. Peter Clarke will ask to rejoin Pool if we go up but Grayson and the fans don't want him back. We will sign a young 20 goal striker to partner Morrell in attack. Chris Brandon will be signed permanently for 100k if we go up or not and Paul Rachubka's loan includes a deal to buy him for a minimal fee. Grayson also wants Chris Shuker for 300k because he wants to play championship football.

Wolves will spend 5mil+ in the summer with the new chairman. First a 2m rising to 2.5m signing of Billy Sharp will be completed this week. John oster is being targeted after falling out of favour at Reading. Kightly will sign a new deal and we will get a centre half. Unfortunately Matt Murray may leave for the Premiership with Everton the most likely for around 6m because he is 10 times better than Tim Howard.


Sadly most people on here live in a dream world, we don't have enough money to buy Eto'o, tores etc. Even though I would love us to, Wenger will only buy one/ two players max, this will be Babel of Ajax as his cheaper then Ribery who we sadly won't buy as we will get out bid. The other will poss be a young midfield who no ones ever heard of! Sadly we will be further behind Liverpool who will spend loads and Man United and Chelsea, although if Henry and rvp stay fit we may win one of the cups. And Spurs will spend another 25/ 30million trying to buy there way in to the top four but won't as they are bottle jobs when it really matters.

I hope I'm wrong and we buy world class stars but judging by the past 10 years I doubt it

Mike newell and Brian Stein are set to become then new managment team at MK dons. Newell's first signing will be free agent Peter holmes and he will sign Luton midfielder Steve Robinson and full back Kevin Foley. Mcleoad will sign for Leicester city for 1.5 million and Dean lewington will leave for Norwich he will sign lewis eManuel as lewingtons replacement and sign Cheltenhams Kayode Odejayi for 250,000 as Mcleods replacement.

Reading are looking into signing Valencia midfielder Vicente Rodriguez. The 26-year old has been sidelined all season with injuries and Steve Coppell is looking to give him a chance in the Premiership for around £4m.

With Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp having just bought two centre hAlves in Sylvain Distin&Hermann Hreidersson, expect Andy O'Brien to depart for Sheffield Wednesday.

My brother is groundsman at Villa and has told me that Darren Bent (striker), Wesley Sjnieder (Midfield), Luke Young (right back), Curtis Davis (Centre Half) and Artur Boruc (Goalie) are all certain to be in the claret and blue next season

Sam Allardyce, Sammy Lee and Roy Keane are all eager to sign Robbie Fowler who is officially a free agent. Fowler will stay in the English Premiership and is likely to stay up North by signing for either Newcastle, Bolton or Sunderland in the next fortnight.


Reading FC Rumours:

Steve Coppell has been told he can have upto £25-30m to spend with the leftovers in January. Only a minority of players will be leaving these are:

John Halls- Stoke/ Norwich-£400k

Michael Dubbery- Southampton/ Watford-£700k

And Possibly Seol Ki-Hyeon-Sunderland/ West Brom-£2.4m

Alan Bennett-Notts Forest/ QPR-Loan

Sam Sodje-£800k-West Brom

Coppell will bring in 5-7 players in the summer with an extra 2 or 3 in January.

Summer Transfers are:

Scott Carson-Loan-Liverpool

Sami Hyypia-£1.5m-Liverpool

Bolo Zenden-Free-Liverpool

Tom Huddlestone-£4.5m-Spurs

Billy Sharp-£2m-Scunthorpe (with shane long going there on loan)

Lee Cook-£3m-QPR/ Darren Ambrose-£4m-Charlton

January Transfers:

Centre Midfielder-?


Right Back-?

Croatian midfielder Igor Biscan looks set to replace Steve Sidwell at Reading.

Chelsea will look for sturdy players next season instead of flair players that do not prove themselves with 100% every match.




Hedman (GK) 4th choice




Ben Haim


Johnson (loan return)

Shevchenko and Ballack will stay at stamford bridge for at least another season due to the Africa cup of nations which will leave them lacking players.

Ben Sahar, Scott Sinclair, Michael Mancienne and Jimmy Smith will be netted into the first team squad to play more of a part during the Africa cup.

Chelsea team 07/ 08:

GK- Cech, Cudicini, Hilario

LB- A. Cole, Bridge

CB- Terry, Ben Haim, Mancienne

CB- Carvalho, Alex

RB- Ferriera, Johnson

RM- J. Cole/ Sidwell/ S. Sinclair

CM- Lampard/ Ballack/ Mikel

CM- Essien/ Makelele/ Diarra

LM- Robben/ Wright-Phillips

ST- Drogba/ Kalou/ Sahar

ST- Adriano/ Shevchenko

Rangers transfers.


Claudio Pizzaro - Bosman

Steven Naismith - 1 Million

Pascal Feinundondo - 1 Million + Sionko

Carlos Cuellar - 2 Million

Richard Wright - Bosman

DeMarcus Beasely - Loan


Sionko (swap)



G. Rae


Dimitri Payet is set to sign for Bolton Wanderers on a 4 year contract, they have fought off interest for Everton, Man United and Newcastle. he is a 20 years old wonderkid from nates France and he is a full u-21


Roy Carroll with definately leave Upton park this summer and has been granted a free.

John Panstil&Paul Konchesky will also leave but only if WHU receive bids acceptable to them!

Walter Smiths Squad at Glasgow Rangers will be strenghend over the summer with some exciting signings, First of all De Marcus Beasley will Join From PSV for 2 million to play down either wing, Stepehn Naismith will join from Kilmarnock to partner his old teammate Kris boyd up front, Self confessed Rangers fan Alan Smith may get his move to Rangers if the cash is avalible to Walter or a possible loan deal, Paul Konchesky should join for around 700k to Rival Stephen Smith in the left back position and finally Rangers may atempt to persuade that champions leauge football is the way forward for Fernabaches Tuncay who will join for a free if Juventus do not hyjack the deal!

Liverpool Ins:

David Trezeguet 18m

David Villa 15m

Simao 15m

Daniel Alves 12m

Gamst Pederson 8m

Liverpool Outs:

Fowler - Sidney

Hyypia - Sunderland

Bellamy - Aston Villa

Dudek - Galataseray

Zenden - Ajax

This is rumours I heard from ex-Chelsea chief executive trever Birch

while I was at the Chelsea player of the year awards, he told me that when he sold the club to Abramovich it was actually signed in his son Akaedy's name so there is no risk should Roman leave also a will of £500 million has been left for Chelsea in the occurrence of his departure this should re-assure all Chelsea fans that the future is bright and Blue!

and the Champions League isn't far away!

Bolton to be linked with the same players as Portsmouth all summer.

Watford striker Darius Henderson is expected to complete his move to Reading in the next couple of weeks.

COVENTRY CITY RUMOURS cov are 2 seal a deal 4 hendry 2day players also 2 b at the beautiful ricoh arena next season when the takeover finalises r David thompson matt Jarvis taarbatt loan from Tottenham Eastwood elliot wards bro Darren ward Iian Dowie knows him from time at Palace kris gate from Newcastle and a few more

Samuel Eto'o to Arsenal for 28m is a done deal with senderous and adeybayaor are off to Juventus togeter for over 15m

Just a few Man United Rumours here, With SAF looking to improve his Premiership winning squad even more expect the following arrivals / departures


Fernando Torres - 20-25m (Atletico won't be in cl next season and Torres only stayed this season to see if atleico qualified)

Dimatar Berbatov (10m + Louis Saha)

Only 1 of the two above will join !

Nani will arrive in January or next summer for 17.5m (player stated he only wants to play 4 Man United)

Owen Hargreaves - Practically done deal 17m ish

and maybe a defender

John Heitinga is first choice for around 5m

Craig Gordon 8m + VDS (unlikely) or Kuszczak (season loan)


Louis Saha 7m - Lyon/ Marseille (if not in berbatov deal)

Keiron Richardson - 3-4m or Loan (failed to make it at Man United)

Edwin Van Der Sar - 1m or swap (Fergie sick of mistakes and his inability to catch the ball over punching it)

Tomasz Kuszczak (season loan if Gordon arrives)

Mikael Silvestre 3m (mid table Premiership side or French club)

Johnny Evans - Sunderland (season loan)

Danny Simpson - Sunderland (1m or less)

Dong Fangzhou - Prem club on loan til January (experience perposes)

Next season starting 11 will be

Gordon/ Foster

Neville Vidic Rio Evra

Ronaldo Carrick/ Hargreaves Scoles Giggs

Rooney Torres/ Berbatov

Rossi will come back from loan and will challenge for a 1st team place with Rooney and new striker up top, Alan Smith will stay along with Darren Fletcher and John O'Shea (Fergie likes how they give 110%)


Cahill should leave Everton in the transfer period due to moyes's annoyance at his international duties with Australia (remember Moyes wasn't happy Cahill played in the world cup and now he doesn't want him to play in the asian cup) . I think he'll go to Man United with Smith going the other way. United left Bale to Tottenham so they can get berbatov and Saha the other way. Tottenham will use the money from berbatov sale to land Adriano who none of the big clubs seem to want. ( he also may end up at Newcastle) .

I'm a Liverpool fan and I want to give a reality check to our supporters. Eto'o will not sign for us, as he said himself! I've also heard of ridiculus rumours of Liverpool bidding 11million for a centre back. Why would Rafa do that? He already has one of the best centre back partnerships in Europe. He will not spend 11 million to bring competition, instead sami and palleta are likely to stay. Rafa is going to go all out for the Premiership this season, meaning he won't be signing Torres, quasmerra, Simao or any other ridiculusly over priced foreigners. Instead he will go for players who have proven themselves in the English game like Michael owen, Carlos Tevez, gareth bale, morten gamst pedersen and leighten Baines. Bellamy will be sold to the highest bidder but Crouch will stay. It looks like Sissoko will be sold too with leiva joining Stevie g, Alonso and Mascherano in the centre of midfield.


Rumours are that Liverpool are trying to secure the services of Phillip Lahm. Zenden has been told he can speak to other clubs Gonzalez hasn't had the impact Benetez hoped for and Kewell will probably be allowed to leave in Jan if his fitness doesn't improve. Lahm and Riise on the left. Strikers are the main priority though with Tevez and Klose giving the best attacking option with Adriano also wanted. The other big rumours will be the departure of Alonso to Barcelona in exchange for Messi. Final piece of the striker jigsaw will be Aguero who will feature in the League and FA cup to get him used to Premiership football.

Line up for next season


Alves/ Finnan Carragher/ Arbeloa Arbeloa/ Agger Lahm/ Riise

Messi/ Pennant Gerrard/ Lucas Sissoko/ Mascerano Riise/ Kewell

Tevez/ Klose/ Torres

Rangers Football Club

For new season.

Goalkeepers - McGregor, Wright, Robinson

Rightbacks - Hutton, Whittaker

Leftbacks - Smith, Konchesky

Centrebacks - Webster, Weir, Broadfoot, Cuellar

Rightmids - Burke, Gera

Centremids - Ferguson, Thomson, Hemdani, Adam

Leftmids - Beasley, Richardson

Strikers - Gow, Boyd, Darcheville, Pizzaro

Pizzaro will DEFO sign as Juventus have dropped interest. Juventus signed Iaquinta meaning they don't need anymore strikers.

Swedish defender Dennis Boskalio looks set to leave Djurgarden this summer, with Reading leading the chase.

Expect to see WEST HAM make bids for:

- D Bent - 10m + Harewood

- N Shorey - 4m

- D Shittu - 4m

- E GudJohnsen - 7m

- mm8 -



Whittaker - £1.5m

Brown - £4.4m

Mozart - £3m

McDonald - £700k

Killen - Free

Frei - £3.7m


Balde - Free

Lennon - Free

Jarosik - £1m

Gravesen - £2m

Miller - £1.5m

Zurawski - £1m

Beattie - £500k

Huddersfield have completed a deal for ex-Leeds United striker Ian Moore.


Transfers of the Premiership in the summer (80 % true) :

- Saha: Lyon

- Huntelaar: ManYoo

- Hargreaves: ManYoo

- Nani: Manyoo

- Bale: Tottenham

- Darren Bent: West Ham

- Mark Gonzalez: Real Betis

- Craig Bellamy: Aston Villa

- Benny McCarthy: Chelsea

- Viduka: Genoa

- David Villa: Liverpool/ Chelsea

- Frank Ribery: Arsenal

- Barton: Everton/ Sunderland

- Nugent: Everton/ Sunderland/ Bolton

- Harewood: Wigan/ Watford

- Ben Haim: Chelsea

- Beattie: Boro/ Birminghan

- Downing: Tottenham

- Bouazza: Tottenham (if Downing fails)

- Defoe: Portsmouth

- Healy: Fulham

- Emre: Bayern Munich

- Parker: West Ham

- Reo-Coker: Newcastle

- Tevez: Real Madrid/ Liverpool

- Geremi: Middlesbrough

- Hyypia: Fulham

- Knight: Birmingham

- Konchesky: Rangers

- Makelele: Villarreal

- McCulloch: Rangers

- Mido: Man. City/ Birmingham

- N'Zogbia: Arsenal

- Richards: Chelsea

- Richardson: Sunderland

- Zamora: Reading

- Luke Young: Aston Villa

I have good authority, my brother plays for United reserves, and I know all about United transfers!

Hargreaves is a done deal- 18 million.

Fergie will buy Huntelaar and Viduka by next Wednesday- for 12 million (Viduka for free), Ribery for 14 million and the big surprise- Eduardo Ratinho from Corinthians to replace Neville.

Fergie will also think about the future and will buy no less than 8 players forthe Future- Alex Pato from internacional, Nathan Porritt from Middlesbrough, Madi Elito, Eden Hazard from Lille, Mata from Real, and will raid Barcelona by signing Guy Assulin, Giovanni Dos Santos and Bojan Krkic!

Fergie will then sell Saha to Lyon for 9.7 million pounds, Heinze to Barcelona for 7 million pounds, Richardson to Sheffield United for 3.5 million, Ole to Molde for 700K, and Kusckzak to Sunderland on Loan!

Liverpool to sign dan gosling from under Chelseas nose. 100%true to come from the players mouth.

Espanyol defender Daniel Jarque has emerged as a summer target for Reading.

Interesting to read the rumour yesterday that David Nugent and Kevin Davies were spotted at White Hart Lane. I am Kevin Davies and can confirm that I have never met David Nugent and have not been to White Hart Lane. I will be staying at Bolton next season.

Chris Musampa is going to make a shock return to Manchester City on loan until Christmas time.


AW will be told his budget for the coming season in the next few days. The board will try to prove to fans that an investor is not needed by giving AW a £30 million budget. They will tell Arsene to allocate £20 million for a world class player to prove that the club is not in need of funds. The rest AW will be allowed to use freely.


The Reyes transfer to Atletico Madrid will be concluded this week but I will include more details later. Flamini, Poom and Aliadiere are the other players leaving.


World Class Player (Up to £20,000, 000)

The board has agreed with Arsene that Fernando Torres has a big enough reputation to prove their point. AW has already enquired about the possibility of him leaving and the deal will be Reyes, Rosicky + £5, 000,000 for Torres.

Other deals (Around £30 million left to spend)

With Torres moving to the Emirates, Van Persie will now start on the left and Ryan Babel will be bought to rotate with him. Wenger will also make another big signing in the shape of Franck Ribery for £10 million. Yoan Gouffran is the other player heading to the Emirates.


- Lehmann-

- Eboue- Toure- Gallas- Clichy-

- Ribery- Gilberto- Fabregas- Van Persie

- Torres- Henry-

Having read on here that Kris Commons is signing for Wolves, Preston and Burnley (talented lad, being in 3 places at once), has anyone else heard the one about Bayern Munich sniffing around him as a potential replacement for Owen Hargreaves? Not sure I believe it.



Barnes (4million)

Jagielka (4million)

Toure (10million)

Barton (5million)

D. Bent (8million)

Fernandes (year long loan)




V. der Meyde



Neville Yobo Jagielka LeScott

Arteta Toure Fernandes Barnes

Johnson Bent

subs: Beattie, Barton, Stubbs, Cahill, Turner, Vaughan

Oh and we will get into last 8, at least of UEFA!

Everton to make a sneaky 1.5m bid for want-away winger Charles N'Zogbia, also expect moves for Joey Barton, Phil Jageilka (can be used as cover for Yobo during African Nations Cup), a loan move for Wayne Routledge could also be on the cards with Andy Van Der Meyde leaving and Everton lacking any real natural wingers. DEfense also needs tol be strengthened with LeScott moving back into the Centre Back role and Leighton Baines coming in for 4m, and United's Phil Bardsley for 2m or on loan to cove rthe right back spot. Finally a striker will be bought to replace the leaving Beattie. expect Nuggent his asking price will drop from 10m - 6m!

Beware a lover scorned MA. I can exclusively reveal that Grant Holt will leave Forest for Carlisle, Commons will sign for Wigan, Tyson is being courted by Birmingham. In will come Leon Best, a loan player from Newcastle, Kevin Harper, Ryan Jarvis and Teddy Sheringham in a player/ coach role. Remember, if its truth on Forest you want then I am THE MAN!

Valencia to sign wesley sneijder 15meuros (10.2m)

With the relegation of Leeds they will offload the following players

David Healy (return to Preston)

eddie lewis (Watford)

Richard cresswell (sheff utd)

Danny pugh (Leicester)

ian westlake (Charlton)

and frazer Richardson (Cardiff)

and Dennis wise will sign the likes of

hasselbaink and cunningham on free transfers.

Liverpool-know your stuff

Rafa Benitez has decided that he will buy players in EVERY department! Although exciting, this may not be good rumours as it will take a long time for the players to settle and so we could be in for another poor start to the season. Rafa knows this and understands that again next year, they will NOT be title contenders-because of this. However, Rafa feels a decent season next season-2nd or 3rd will be fantastic and the next season they will not have to buy so big abd players will be more settled. Benitez has been told that he has up to 100mil to spend this summer.

Here are the ins: (85.4mil) 12 players

Carlos Tevez (24mil) ST In TALKS

Michael Owen (11mil) ST

Daniel Alves (15mil) RB/ RM

Gabriel Milito (12mil) CD In TALKS

Morten. G. Pederson (11mil) LM

Juan Mata (0.2mil) ST

Lucas Leiva (8mil) CM DONE

Deco (Alonso) AM

Sebastian Leto (loan. r) LM DONE

Andrei Voronin (free) ST DONE

Dean Bouzhannis (0.2mil) GK NEARLY

Andres Isaksson (4mil) GK

Leaving will be: (43.2mil) 14 players

Dirk Kuyt (11mil) ST

Djibril Cisse (6mil) ST NEARLY

Craig Bellamy (8mil) ST In TALKS

Sami Hyypia (free) CB NEARLY

Bolo Zenden (free) CM/ LM DONE

Xabi Alonso (Deco) CM

Jerzy Dudek (free) GK DONE

Robbie Fowler (free) ST DONE

Florent S. Pongolle (2.7mil) ST DONE

Anthony Le Tallec (0.5mil) ST NEARLY

Padelli (loan. r) GK DONE

Mark Gonzalez (5mil) LM NEARLY

Luis Garcia (5mil) AM

Scott Carson (5mil) GK


GK: Reina Isaksson Martin

LB: Aurelio Riise (Arbeloa/ Carragher)

CB: Carragher Agger Milito

RB: Finnan Arbeloa (Alves/ Carragher)

LM: Kewell Pederson Leto (Deco/ Riise/ Aurelio)

CM: Gerrard Sissoko (Lucas/ Deco)

HM: Mascherano Lucas

AM: Deco (Gerrard/ Lucas/ Tevez/ Kewell)

RM: Alves Pennant (Gerrard/ Deco/ Leto)

ST: Tevez Owen Crouch Voronin Mata

Many of the reserves will also leave on loan:


Benitez is about to offer £14m to Bayern Munich for Schweinsteiger&Lahm, to bolster the left side.

Having missed out on Charlton defender Herman Hreidarsson, Reading boss Steve Coppell has turned his attentions to Rennes defender Jacques Faty.

Wolves Rumours

Armand Traore will definitely sign on loan from Arsenal (done deal) . Alliadere may follow.

Also looking at Ridgewell and Cahill from Aston Villa.

Billy Sharpe is a target to reform partnership with Keogh.

Also looking at Connolly from Plymouth.

Will be looking at Scottish market over the summer fro potential signing. Whittiker is a name being mentioned.

look out for these transfers in the next few months!

Man City Rumours

Next Manager Either


Sven Goran Erriksson

Players out

Dabo 500k Parma (erriksson would keep him)

Miller 1m Leeds or Watford

Barton 5.5m Everton, Newcastle or Celtic

Samaras 3m PSV, Everton or Panathanaikos

Dickov 250k Leicester

(both managers would keep corradi)

PLayers In

Geremi 4m

Cisse 5m

Van der Vaart 7m

Ball Free

Zenden Free

Kewell 3m

Gravesen 1m

Liverpool to sign van Persie 4 15 million and Alonso 2 Barcelona

The big boys to be wearing the clartet and blue next season will be



Bellamy (done deal 6.5m plus add ons





pandiani (done deal as in Clause to come back if blues promoted0



Strong rumours that are coming out of Parkhead are that Celtic are going to scupper Rangers chances of another signing yet again by signing Steven Naismith from Kilmarnock as WGS also sees him as a great prospect for the future . They are also in the Hunt for a new striker to partner JVOH as Miller Zurawski and Beattie are not up to scratch these 3 will be sold off to the highest bidders freeing up cash to strengthen the bid for Craig Bellamy as he is surplus to requirements at Liverpool. A Few more players will be coming in over the next couple of months. Cmon the Hoops 3 in a row here we come.

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