Football Rumours Archive February 27 2007


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Aston Villa in:-

- David Villa (20mill)

- leighton Baines (around 2mill)

- Micah Richards (8mill or more)

- Phil Bardsley (2mill)


- Juan Pablo Angel (maybe

- Hendrie

- and more



Sidwell - Free

D. Fletcher - £2. 5m

McCarthy - £400k

McFadden - Swap (Miller)

Petric - £2m


Telfer - Retire

Balde - Free, any taker?

Gravesen - £2m

Jarosik - £1. 5m

Zurawski - £1. 5m

Miller - Swap (McFadden


GK: Boruc

RB: Wilson

CB: Pressley

CB: McManus

LB: Naylor

RM: Nakamura

CM: Fletcher

CM: Sidwell

LM: McGeady

ST: Vennegoor of Hesselink

ST: McFadden

Marshall, Brown, Cuthbert, Caldwell, Kennedy, O'Dea, Conroy, Doumbe, Hartley, Ferry, Lennon, Grant, Sno, McCarthy, McGlinchey, Riordan, Beattie, Petric

We will bring through the "Quality Street Kids II". Cuthbert, O'Dea, Conroy, Ferry, Grant and McGlinchey

Villa fans ! please stop your dreaming of signing David villa. Why would one of the best strikers in the world join arguably the most boring team in the premiership, who are mediocre at best ?

Now, Chelsea will have some financial muscle in the summer as always but this Time they will flex it. Expect bids of Deco and Richards and possibly for villa/ Eto'o.

Manchester United will try to finally sign Hargreaves, one more bid around 16 million should be accepted, otherwise SAF will try for maybe Xavi or a frenchy (malouda/ makoun. Also a striker will be brought to feel the number 10 jersey but don't be so sure its Torres, he has being playing average and I don't feel SAF believes he is world class yet, as so many people here rant on about. Expect either Bent/ Defoe or Huntelar to come in to the squad

Arsenal will sign a keeper and CB and possibly a winger to finish there exciting squad. Look for Buffon/ gordon Davies and Ribery to come in, if they become avalialbe

Liverpool will just buy anyone who has come Spanish blood in them and who has a cool name.

Expect 97% of these to occur in the summer with hints appearing very soon

All the best

Kris Taylor, Young Walsasll F. C left back being watched by West Brom and my contact tells me they are very impressed by him. He played against their reserves the other day and looked far better than any of their own defenders. May depend on whether they go up or not .

Expect a huge spending spree by Bolton Wanderers in the summer market, but sam A has said to the bourd that he wans to go for the Younger generation of players from around the world, he has ordered a huge scouting mission to south amarica involving 30 scouts mostly free lance. sammy Lee is also set to go aswell

Arsenal Bulletin,

Ryan Babel will not be moving 2 AFC as he has had a 2 year extension on his contract with Ajax . Expect AFC 2 make a move 2 replace Baptist or Adebyour with Michael Owen and also see Woodgate signing 4 AFC in the summer 2 replace Senderos .

To all Blackburn fans out there, plenty of goings on at Ewood this summer; zendan to move in swap for Gamsdt Perdersen (this was supposed to happen in Jan but Hughes delayed for the sumemr), Chelsea and Liverpool are also sniffing around McCarthey as they have been impressed with how wuickly is has adpated to the Prem and expect Chelsea to enquire about Friedal as back up to Cech. Hughes is also trying to bring back Duff and is getting Dunn to tap him up you heard it hear first.

Expect Rafa to look East this summer, to the Bundesliga. There are bargins to be had. Hamburg look doomed, but it won't be van der Vaart coming to Liverpool, but Sorin. Rafa wants an attacking left full-back, so that he can use Riise on the left wing more often (where he nearly always scores when played further up the pitch) . Sorin is well experienced, good in defense and attacks well. He'll be available for very little. Salihamivic of Bayern Munich is also a target for LFC. He's a pacey right winger, with a great delivery. Bayern are struggling to make the Champions' League places, so there could be an exodus of good players. Klose could be another German League player to join LFC.

First things first, JWIRE, what are you smoking man! No chance Villa will join another Spainish team, said so himself, Liverpool or Chelski his probable destination, IF he leaves Valencia. As much as I dislike Lampard, if he moves he will definitely command more than 12m, i'd say about 18-20m, if the 8m Clause isn't activated. Real rumours; LFC will sign; Iaquinta 13m, Villa 25m, Alves 12m, Woodgate 4m, Bale 6m. Out will be Zenden 2m PSV, Palleta loan, Fowler retire, Gonzalez loan, Hyypia 2m Celtic, Bellamy 6m Aston Villa, Dudek CSKA Moscow Free. Liverpool team next season; reina/ carson, alves/ Finnan, carragher/ arbeloa, Agger/ woodgate, bale/ aurelio, Gerrard/ pennant, Sissoko/, Alonso/ Mascherano, Kewell/ Riise, villa/ Kuyt/ iaquinta/ crouch/ voronin. forwards will all play, preference in order listed. Rafa knows he needs five quality forwards to compete in all comps, look at how many Barcelona&Madrid have. aussieLFCfan

Villa rumours

Aston Villa will not be signing D. villa when Chelsea and Liverpool and Barcelona are after him.

They will sign Sidwell on a 3 year deal wroth 25 grand a week

They will also make moves for D. bent if Charlton go down, Dustin free, Luke Young 4mil if Charlton go down and Reo Coker 6mil. but Sidwell deal is done the others are all about Charlton and West Ham going down.

Arsenal Rumours

The rumours about Hleb leaving are untrue, he will be staying. There won't be any major player leaving, some juniors will leave on loan to other clubs, however the Carling Cup players are all staying except baptista.

The major signings however are unconfirmed as their a few on the list, but two defender will be bought, along with a replacement for baptista.

baptista will be replaced with Villa.

I've just got back from a week's holiday from Spain, and I have been eager to post this rumour because it has a distinct advantage over others on this website - it's true. When I flew out to Malaga airport last Friday, Glen Johnson was on the same flight sitting right next to me. You're probably thinking why a £30,000-a-week Premiership defender was flying with easyjet, but I don't have an answer for that myself. He was with a mate and they were rabbiting on for the two and a half hours we were on that plane, and I heard a mention of him moving on from Chelsea in the summer permanently, and it won't be to Portsmouth. I don't want to get your hopes up, but Newcastle are apparently very interested with Stephen Carr being injury prone nowadays, and they see Johnson as a perfect replacement. Damien Duff and Celestine Babayaro are already at St James Park so he would have a couple of familiar faces there to help him settle, as well as club captain Scott Parker. Chelsea see Lassana Diarra as the club's long term right back, with either Geremi or Paulo Ferreira backing him up, so Johnson would be available for a fee believed to be in the region of £3m and Toon boss Glenn Roeder, who coached him during his West Ham days, would have no hesitation in parting with the cash for the former England defender.

Aston Villa line up 07-08

ustari- (£7. 5m) / sorenson

(dr) M. Richards- (£16m) - (dc) Cahill/ Davies- (dc) mellberg- (dl) bouma/ bains (£6m)

(mr) agbonlahor- (mc) Van Der Vaart (£12m) - (mc) moutinho (£15) - (ml) barry/ menez (£15)

(cf) villa (£28) / Young- carew/ Bellamy (£6m)


expect 2 see anuva world class (cm) some one like Tim Cahill or juan arango will join and another possibility is mikel on loan from Chelski

Is L. Baines really good?

Spurs will now keep Keane and cancel there behind close door deal with Aston Villa and sell Defoe with Liverpool, aston Villa and Newcastle after him

Spurs will also sign C. Davies, S. wrigh-Phillps heard it here frist the rumour man.

Man Utd have their shortlist of players and expect the clubs Tottenham and Man City to get raided depending on their league positions. A certaren'ty is Joao Moutinho who will sign. United are keeping their eyes on dimitar berbatov or jermain Defoe depending whether Spurs reach Europe or not. There will be bids for Micah Richards and I'm so sure he will want to leave to play in the champions league and gareth Bale will sign for £6 million. Southampton decided not to sell him in January because of the revenue they will receive if they gain promotion.

The clear out will include Richardson, fletcher (loan), Silvestre, brown, o'shea, fanghzuo (loan), pique.

United will land moutinho, Bale and possibly nani. They will again pursue Hargreaves but expect bids for Sidwell, Richards, bent, berbatov/ Defoe and Torres

Henrik larsson has advised cristiano Ronaldo NOT to move the nou camp. Quieroz has advised him NOT to move to Real Madrid

Arsenal will sign Robinho from Real Madrid and yaya toure from Monaco

Some of the rumours on here crack me up Villa to Villa ha what a joke anyway Liverpool will make the following signings close season at cb to replace big sami will be one of three Mexes metersacker or kompany my moneys on mexes a few Young players will come in nothing world class but a lot of potential and lastly a big money striker will come in to replace GOD:9 I hear alot about David Villa but lets be realistic Rafa aren't going to spend 30 million quid on one player now is he maybe Lucas podolski a more realistic target anyone care to clarify any of my beliefs. (Richie)

Liverpool are set to test the waters at Porto for a double signing involving Ricardo Quaresma and Anderson.

Here we go again more and more nonsensical rumours flying around but hardly a word of truth in any of them, so heres a couple for you Chelsea fans I'm told toda that Chelsea are not intersted in samuel eto, but if the papers want to keep linking him with Chelsea that's good rumours for them, as it keeps the hacks off their back. i hear Chelsea have been having cosy chats with a certain carlos Tevez agent, and also the long term plan was for Tevez to bed himself in at West Ham find his feet in the premiership and be sold at the end of season to Chelsea, now we all no that things havent gone to plan concerning Tevez, but Chelsea are still very keen on the deal to go ahead . expect a price in the region of 10-15 million. I also hear on the grapevine that a certain Preston striker is admired from afar by jose who is idling on whether to move for him in the summer!

A whole host of European teams are pursuing Corinthians right back Eduardo Ratinho. The 18 year old is blisteringly fast and an incredibly gifted dribbler. Clubs including Milan, Barcelona, Inter, Man United, Liverpool and Arsenal are interested.

Roy Keane to add minor additions to his squad if they get promoted to the premier league. He will sign Danny Simpson on a permanent for 2mil pounds and Wes Brown for an undisclosed fee both from Man Utd. West Ham striker Carlton Cole to join as well for 2mil.

Man Utd to make a triple H signing in the summer of hetinga, huntelaar&Hargreaves.


Robert Green is defenatley joining Villa in the summer if West Ham go down. Expect to see more West Ham top names coming in, if they relegated, like Anton Ferdinand and the possibility of Nigel Reo Coker, Yossi Benayoun and it is definite that there will be numerous bids for Carlos Teves. Elsewhere there will be bids for Phillip Bardsley, Luke Young, Cacapa, Curtis Davies, Steven Sidwell, Sensuke Nakamura, Craig Bellamy or Robbie Keane, renewed intrest for Shaun Wright-Phillips and Morten Gamst Pederson likes the idea of linking up with internation team mate John Carew. There is going to be a massive change at Villa here are the players possibly leaving, Stuart Taylor will hand in a transfer request if there is a new keeper brought in, Aaron Hughes will leave to Blackburn for around one million, Jlloyd Samuel could go to Bolton on a free or minimum fee, Mark Delany will switch to Cardiff if they are promoted, Lee Hendrie will sign permently with Stoke with a five hundred pound Clause if Stoke are promoted, Juan Pablo Angel will be shown the door or possibly return to River Plate for around two million, Eric Djemba-Djemba will also leave with Burnley showing intrest, Patrik Berger will opt for LA Galaxy nothing to do with David Beckham going he says and finally both Gary Cahill and Luke Moore could be loaned out to Championship teams seeking promotion.


Hi Andy (Lfc spprtr)


Expect a busy summer at Leicester as Mr Mandaric looks to stamp his authority. Players leaving are Douglas, Hammond, Hughes, DeVries, Johansson and Tiatto. Coming in will be Michael Gray this week on loan with a view to a permanent move, Horsfield&Jarrett will be offered 1 year deals and Yeates will be signed on a 3 year deal. Others coming in the summer include Todorov, Lee Hendrie, BRyan Hughes and Lee Croft.

First 11 next season:








B. Hughes




LFC Rumours

Alonso has reiterated his desire to stay at Anfield and says he has no desire to leave. Liverpool have made him a 55000 pound a week offer.

Zenden is being eyeballed by PSV, so expect a move.

Crouch will go to Juve in exchange for Trezeguet, Mark my words.

Valencia have dropped Chelski's offer of 45mil saying the buyout Clause must be met. 85mil

Andriy veronin deal is done.

Fowler will go to the MLS after being called upon by an old team mate

Bellamy future uncertain, but might work out if he shows his worth

Dudek will most certainly go

Expect at least one big signing in the summer

POMPEY will sucure the services of Glen Johnson for £5mil over the summer. ALso Nedved has always said he would love to play in England with pompey and Villa looking to secure his services in the summer for his final season in proffesional football. Two other players I have heard mentioned are Harewood and Defoe, Harewood will be looking to move even if West Ham stay up, Defoe doesn't see himself playing much with Berbatov and Keane lookin awsome together. Pompey may also move in a supprise £6mil move for Andres D'allesandro

Liverpool are to lure Middlesbrough starlet Nathan Poritt to Anfield this summer in there ongoing policy of recruiting Young talent.

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