Football Rumours Archive May 26 2008


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Rangers will sign barry nicholson and Peter lovenkrands

  Turkish winger arda turan is wanted by Moyes as agent already contacted but agent reporedly told Moyes his first choice would be Tottenham or Newcastle as three ofers have been put on the table not includind portsmout's which is seen as derisory by the galatsaray board and fenerbache's which the player says he cannot accept although it is the best of the lot

  Kevin blackwell will be signing Robert Earnshaw this Summer for a fee around 3.2 million.

  Rafa has been given £30 million to spend this Summer + any transfers funds he recievs

top transfer targets are

rb– Degen – free

lb– Dossena – 8 mil

lw– Arshavin – 10 mil

rw– either Quaresma or Silva – between 18 –22 mil

plus a cheap but good forward like santa cruz 7 mil

transfers out

crocuh– 12 to pomey

Alonso £14 million to Juve

itanje £2 million to stoke

Carson £7 million to totenham

Finnan £2 million Fulham

Riise £5 million to Newcastle

net spending of 4 mill

  Stoke looking to bid for N'daw a 24 year old senaglese powerful midfielder

a no for riggot

and before we even got into the Premier League there were rumours that coatesy was giving pulis £20 million to spend aslong as he placed bids for Danny higginbotham and kenny Miller

i think Miller would be a nice little signing but I do not think Dannys worth it

  Tic Talk

The most important issue surrounding parkhead this Summer will be the importance of hanging on to the nucleus of the title winning side. Firstly Boruc will stay, ignoring interest from a number of top European clubs, as he feels his rapour with the fans will see him becoming one of the all time greats. The only thing is that Boruc will demand to replace McManus as captain, which may create a level of unrest within the dressing room.

Aiden McGeady will also stay, snubing bids from Newcastle and Tottenham, and as highlighted from a previous rumours be entrusted with Carrying on the traditions of the sacred number 7 jersey.

Finally Scott MacDonald has surfaced as a target for Sunderland with a bid of around £5 million being discussed. Skippy will leave the hoops as he sees this season as his peak perfomance in a Celtic jersey, which upon reflection should have been Lee Naylor's decision last season.

Celtic will inevitably to try to move on Balde, Killen, Riordan, Sno and Donati, but will decide to keep Gravesen as Scott Brown cannot be trusted to perform at a consistant level week in week out.

There are several names on Gordon's list, including; Kevin Doyle (Reading), James McFadden (Birmingham), Daniel De Ridder (Birmingham), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Spratak Moscow), Justin Hoyte (Arsenal), Thiago (FC Barcelona under 18's), Danny Shittu (Watford)


  Sheff United rumours:

I live next door to Sheff United's kitman and he says he has heard Kevin Blackwell talking with Kevin McCabe about possible transfer INs and OUTs.


Rob Earnshaw – Derby (3.4 million)

Darren Huckerby – Norwich (2 million)

Peter Halmosi – Plymouth (2 million)

Jonathan Forte – Scunthorpe (500 k)

Bruno N'gotty – Leicester (600 k)


Rob hulse – Derby (2.5 million)

Ian Benett – Leicester (750 k)

Stephen Quinn – Notts Forest (1 million)

Luton Shelton – Liverpool (6 million)

Jon Stead – Charlton (2.8 million)

  Quaresma 2 Liverpool. heard 4rom a reliable source.

  Expect Nottingham Forest to announce the signings of Earnshaw and Nyatanga from Derby in a £2.8 million doub.le deal on Tuesday, also by the end of the week Paul Anderson, Mark Bunn and Barry Nicholsan to agree terms.

Forest have held talks with Kevin Philips, Andy Cole, Lee Bowyer and Stelios Gioanokopolis as they seek to bring some experince to the club however large wages have been demanded.

The Inside RED.

  This may sound like one of those daft made up rumours but hear goes. my cousin recently got made a youth coach for Motherwell and was at the cup final yesterday and he got chatting to some of the Rangers coaches who stated that Kenny Miller has already put pen to paper and that Peter Lovenkrands is very close to signing again. I know this are not new news but I thought I would post it as it came from a good source.

  Portsmouth fc:


Younas Kaboul

Peter Crouch

James Mcfadden

Mario Zarata

Jermain Pennant

Harry Kewell


Niko Kranjcar

John Utaka

Sully Muntari

Lassana Diarra

Sean Davis

David Nugent

Milan Baros

Pedro Mendes

Sol Campball

  Kris Boyd will not leave Rangers in the Summer due to the fact that he loves the club and Walter Smith will have to reliase that the fans would rather have him in the squad than cousin.

They Will sign

A quality forward (That can Score Goals and can do work outside the box so he can play alongside Kris boyd)

A left back – Wayne Bridge/Lee wallace

A centre Half – Danny Simpson (on loan)

A center mid – Gattouso/Denilson (on loan0

A right Winger – Farfan as he is friends with Beasley.

  I have it on good authority that David Silva, Klass Jan Huntellar, Marek Hamsik and Dani Alves will all sign for Liverpool along with Degen and Dossena.

Crouch, Alonso, Jar, Pennant and Carson will leave accumulating 40 million and Rafa has 25 to spend already.

I'm not hear saying my source is "Rafas brothers friends landlords golf buddy. I have a source high up in the club.

y. n. w. a

  Swindin town winger Anthony mcnamee is a target for both Charlton and Wolves and a bid of between 750,000 and £1 million would be enough to attempt Swindon to sell the lively winger

  Some real rumours Kris Boyd from Rangers to Wigan for £5 million + bouns payments if Boyd makes it in the Premier League. Daniel Cousin to Fulham for £3 million Fact not LIES

  To all Man United fans. I work in Old Trafford as a head steward in the south west quadrant and have just had my end of season meeting with the men upstairs, AKA Joel and/or Avram Glazer, David Gill and usually Carlos Queiroz. I can reveal that plans to replace Cristiano Ronaldo are already in motion. Sir Alex is looking at Quaresma, on the advice of Queiroz and David Bentley of Blackburn, both RIGHT WINGERS. Whether Ronaldo will leave this Summer or next is another matter, he will definitely be leaving, but I will not pretend I know when. The mere fact Ferguson is actively searching for an expensive right winger logically suggests that he is on his way out.

  BREAKING NEWS Bentley to Tottenham for £12 million I heard he already has a squad number. Joe Hart £10 million and/or Gregory Coupet £2.5 million. If Marcelo Moreno cannot get a work permit expect Diego Milito to join and JR could sign Julio Baptista from Real Madrid too.

Tottenham 4 life

  This information is from a close source.

Liverpool Ins

Dagen– Deal already done

Dossena–Deal almost complete, florentina also want to sign him but he wants to go to Liverpool.

R. Quaresma– Even though Porto rejected a £14 million bid for him last Summer, the reds want a good 15+ million winger.

David Silva– Liverpool will pay £12–14 million for him but Valencia's holding £18–£20 million for the Spain international.

Nasri– £12 million– People think Arsenal have got him but not yet, the deal will be done after euro 2008– There are two Premiership clubs chasing for his signature–Liverpool, Arsenal. Also Liverpool had a deal with Marseille when they sold Cisse, Whenever Nasri wanted to leave, Liverpool would have the first option.

Liverpool Outs

Crouch–11.5 million Portsmouth

Riise–Juve, Newcastle–£4–5 million.

Pennant–West Bromwich Albion–5 million

Voronin–Bayern Levakusen– £2 million

Finnan–Fulham–3 million


  Heard that Harry Kewell will sign for Norwich City in the next week

  AVfc NEWS:

BARRY will stay because he will not go 2 Liverpool because he will just sit on the bench and be rotated all the time. He is at the heart of villas team so why would he change this for an average top 4 player?



Carson is valued too much, if coupet a world class keeper is valued £2.5 million and Carson– rubbish £10 million?

Jaaskelinnen/Robinson/Cudicini/Foster more likely options.

DF: Sokratis Papastathopoulos– highly rated centre back

Nicky Shorey ( free)

NÚlson (Benfica)

Davies done deal

MD: Diego (Werder Bremen) £13 million

Sidwell £5 million

FW: Tomasson (2 million)

HENRY is a possibility 4 Villa beause he wants o come to England and is past his peak he will cost (10 million)

also mattock and Stearman reserve players



Moore maloney



  Samuel Etoˇ's move to Newcastle United is likely to be announced upon the opening of the transfer window. Deco could also follow him to the North East–the Magpies interest in the Portuguese international is well documented.

expect Liverpool to make a surprise bid for Elano of Manchester City

Peace out. Tapid

  3–4 big signings at paradise Riise left back, van buytan centre half and a forward choice of 3 Bellamy, doyle, or Fletcher, Outs to include riorden, Balde, killen, gravasen, donnati, jvoh– the holy goalie is going nowhere 3 in arow, the tic mole on the inside.

  I play for Everton youth team and I am pretty sure that I saw Darren Bent heading towards the big boy's offices with a few Everton coaches escorting him.

Being a Blue I am very excited about this and from what I have heard he could be part of a swap deal for Andy Johnson.

  Just like to inform Rangers fans that the chants of "You can stick your Kenny Miller up you ase"

are 2 late as he has already signed and just needs to pass a medical.

  Stoke could sign/loan these players in the next two months:

Harewood – 3 mil

Fulop – 1.5 mil

Berger – free

Richard Dunne – 2.5 mil

Shittu – 3 mil

Nathan Tyson – 1 mil

Sol Campbell – season long loan

  Dwight Yorke to Wolves this week.


  I hope all you desperate NUfc fans know that Henry nearly joined Man United for £10 million two weeks ago, but the move was blocked by P. guardiola. Sounds bizzare but is 100 percent true. Anyway, these are potential manu Ins and outs

Ins. Diego– Werder Bremen

Arshavin– Zenit

Micah Richards–City

Robinho–Real (United have good relations with Real Madrid following transfers of Beckham and Van Nilsterooy, so very possible)

Sulley Muntari– Pompey (Sir Alex has admired him for a while powerful replacement for Giggs) Dani Alves, Lahm, or Sergio Ramos Luis Fabiano or Benzema

Outs. Fletcher–Sunderland or Everton or Celtic Welbeck–On loan to a championship side O'Shea–Sunderland Brown–NUfc


The club have recently been scouting Scandinavia.

Malmo left back Behrang Safari has been targetted as a replacement for the outgoing Jose Goncalves. Safari's contract expires at the end of the year.

Halmstads defender Peter Larsson and Lyngby midfielder Mikkel Beckmann are also targets.

  Man untd

Luis fabiano, danni Alves to United for a combined fee of £30 million aswell as Quaresma for 18 mill

Silvestre, Saha, Eagles will go and Foster will go on loan to stoke

  Patrick Berger will anounce a 1–year contract with Stoke on Jul first and has had various links in the press. He has also been offered contracts from an un–named team (Supposedly FC Dallas) but reports suggest he wants to play Premier League football.

  Arsenal will not be spending big this Summer, but there will be some big names going out and therefore these spaces will need to be covered but only with the money from player sales because they are still feeling the effects of the costs of the new stadium.

Arsenal Outs–

Adebayor 20–25 mill

Hleb 15 mill


Ben Arfa £15 million (Lyon)

David Villa £20 million (Valencia)

The rest will be used on youngsters

  Arsenal – Nasri, kompany, ben arfa and Martins

Chelsea – vill, bosingwa, Deco, Dos Santos and Frank Rijkaard

Liverpool – degen, dossena, ramsey, silva, Mancini, aimar and Huntelaar

Man United – Berbatov, veloso and Valencia

here you can clearly see Liverpool are going to be the most active team during the Summer there are also rumours circulating arounf two for the clubs namely Man United and Liverpool that Van Der Vaart is a potential signing in Liverpool's case instead of aimar.

  Celtic rumours

Now that the Scottish Premier League is secure in paradise the board have decided to ram home the finicial advantage we now have over Rangers.

A budget betwen 15 – £20 million will be handed to WGS for 3 maybe 4 class players to add to the team, one forward, the names being quoted are Craig Bellamy, Peter Crouch and believe it or not Jan Klass huntlear, £8 million being spent on quality forward. To tempt Huntlaar it is believed he will reciev between 5 and £7 million of any further transfer fee once he leaves Celtic.

In midfield Donati and Gravesen will make way for Clarence Seedorf and Vukojvic from Zagreb, Seedorf is a free transfer and 4 Mil for the Croatian.

The first signing of the Summer will be Russian sensation Bystrov as WGS and Peter Lawell are desperate to sign him from Spartak before the Euro Champs before they are priced out of the market a fee of around £6 million is mooted.

There are more targets but much depends on dead wood being moved on from the current squad with Killen, Riordan, Balde, Sno, Doumbe and Pressley all being told to go. If they can be moved on look out for FitzPatrick of Motherwell and Willo Flood of Cardiff being added as back up with Mizuno and Hutchison becoming very much more prominant in first team affairs.

The Digger.

  Over the past few weeks I have heard that my beloved club Manchester UNited will be signing a few players in this transfer period but will also be losing a few.

Firstly the Ins are going to be–

Karim Benzema (Lyon)

Phillip Lahm (Bayern Munich)

Daniel Alves (Seville)

Huntellar (Ajax)

Berbatov (Tottenham0

Unfortunately United are going to lose the following players–





And possibly even Sir Alex

  .Leicester City Rumours.

Billy Davies will hold talks with Leicester this week and is expected to be named Manager by the end of the week. Adam Le Fondre will also sign for the Foxes early next week along with Fillipe Da Costa on a free, that will happen in the next three weeks, and Dimi Konstantopolous will sign sometime in the Summer.

This is all from a very good source

thanks MM

  West Bromwich Rumours: Jon Greening is not leaving West Bromwich for Rangers. He is a very religious man and practising church goer, if you know what I mean We will also be signing Daniel sturridge on loan for season from Manchester City and Sonko from Reading. Strong rumours of Pennant being the big name signing from Liverpool to replace Gera. Phillips will sign new contact, agreed over weekend. More to come.

  Barnslry rumours


nyatanga–coming perminately next week

zenden–will fill lw position

mattock–will sign from lestar reid will go uva way

Fryatt–also coming from lestar

campbell–on loan from man unt


everi reserve player

  Friday just gone, I saw nick chadwick just released from Plymouth outside Exeters st James park. maybe next seasons forward

  Fulham Rumours

– Saha to join from Man United for £4 million

– Hyypia to join from Liverpool for £2 million

– Steve Finnan to join for £1 million

– Harry Kewell to join (unknown fee)

– Milan Baros to join from Lyon

– Lauren from Portsmouth

  Liverpool will sign Robbie Keane soon for £8 million, Rafa see's him as the ideal man to play off Torres. Also Barry will sign for £12 million + Carson in exchange which will make the deal worth £18 million (rip off) Degen is a done deal and the Dossena deal is very close for £8 million. all these deals will be announced after May 31st when the boardroom fiasco comes to a head. If real money becomes available, the man Rafa wants to provide a bit of creativity is David Silva, trust me.

  Liverpool are very close to signing

Gareth Barry (14 million)

Andrea Dossena (9 million)

Aaron Ramsey I have heard talks with Man United have broken down and will sign for £6 million

Rafa also wants to bring David Villa for £23 million

  Rangers boss Walter Smith has indicated that he will be bringing in three players over the coming transfer window.

His targets include:

DEFENSE – Ibrahima Sonko (Reading), Lee Wallace (Hearts) and Jay McEveley (Derby)

MIDFIELD – Steve Davis (Fulham – with a possible swap deal including forward Daniel Cousin), Andy Dorman (St. Mirren)

ATTACK – Kyle Lafferty (Burnley), Luke Moore (Aston Villa) and Roman Bednar (Hearts)

More targets will emerge over the Summer, but these are players CURRENTLY on the shortlist.

  Hot off the press BORO to anounce new signing tomorrow mid–day Hudlestone £2. 000.000 and new keeper TBC problem Robinson from Tottenham.

  There have been rumours in Wolfsburg that a Sunderland scout has been watching a training match of the local team Vfl Wolfsburg.

He was probably watching Brazilian forward GRAFITE


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