Football Rumours Archive July 28 2006


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the old man is in journalism sports for big newspaper.has been correct about some good rumor info i,ve posted on this site.anyway the latest is arsenal in for young auxerre defender younes kaboul.wengers reputation procedes him again for the young unknowns. noely

Lyon have sent Yacine Hima on trail to Charlton Athletic with a view to a permanent deal if he impresses. Charlton will also sign Franck Dja Djedje for a nominal free, And also expect a loan deal for Adnan Alisic from fc utrecht and a bid for Wayne Routlegde.

With Jan Kromkamp set to leave Liverpool, Rafa Benitez still wants to bring in a right-back to put pressure on Steve Finnan as he is looking to build a tough squad with good players as cover. He wans Alves so that he can also cover/challenge Pennant and can do the same to Finnan. Daniel Alves is likely to make an £11 million, sometime in August. Another striker will also come in to Liverpool, but that will happen sooner than later - it is likely to be Dirk Kuyt, although don't rule out moves for Huntelaar, Trezeguet, Ibrahimovic, Anelka or Saviola. Realistically, most LFC fans know that we won't get Villa - although we could hope - its extremely unlikely! Benitez is looking to have completed his signings by August 12th, prior to the Chelsea game. If he cannot complete an Alves transfer, he will turn to Trabelsi of Ajax although Arsenal have already expressed interest.


Lee Croft probably signed for Norwich by the time you read this. Danny Higgenbotham to be here by start of next week also. Worthington has abandoned striker search and will also look to add a keeper on a three month loan in the next few days.

Ipswich are to sign Bob Malcolm from Rangers on a 3 year deal. The defender has been told that he has no future at Ibrox by Gers manager, Paul Le Guen. Coventry and Colchester are also interested in the SPL defender.


Sol Campbell is looking to sign a deal with Fiorentina and the defender hopes to fly out to Italy to seal a deal with the club who have been re-instated to Serie A and would be keen to follow up on the signing of Adrian Mutu.


Salif Diao is to move to Reading, after training with Charlton. Steve Copell is keen to bring the Liverpool player to the Madejski.


sheffield united fc!!

GK paddy kenny/darren ward/ian bennent

RB david sommeil/rob kozluk/derek geary

LB david unsworth/oliver bernard/alan wright

CB claude davis/chris lucketti

CB leigh bromby/chris morgan/craig short

RM paul ifill/keith gillespie

LM micheal tonge/alan quinn/chris armstrong

CM mikele leigtwood/li tie/nick montgomery

CM phil jagielka/jason koumas

ST rob hulse/ade akinbyi/neil shipperly

ST danny webber/steve kabba/christian nade


darren ward free

ian bennett £100,000

david sommeil free

oliver bernard £250,000

claude davis £2.5m

li tie free

mikele leigtwood £650,000

jason koumas £1.5m

rob hulse £3m

christian nade free

total 8million

To the Celtic fan who thinks Roy Maakay for 2mil and Tamudo for just got 4 mil euros knocked back...stay indoors in this heat in future.

Rangers will get Sebo this week for £1.75m.

Bernard off(Sheff utd)

Malcolm off(Coventry)

Milner and Harper to go to West Ham in a deal that will see one of their strikers move north. This will only happen if SWP's goes to The Toon,with West Ham not being able to compete with Newcastles wage package, as GR is more than happy to see out the season with the former Leeds player. Harper will not be back up for Carrol as Harper is head shoulders above many goal keepers in the Premiership.

Dont be suprised to see Butt stay at St James as Scott Parker is wasted in the position he played last season. Butt will be used to release SP's more offensive qualities tho NB needs to be a much improved player to convince most of the faithful.








Birmingham City have plenty of cash available following the sale of Jermaine Pennant to Liverpool and have instantly lined up his replacement on the right wing. Chelsea's out of favour midfielder Geremi is ready to make the step down a division in order to secure a first team place, whether it's on a loan deal or a permanent transfer.

The Players to come to old Trafford this season will be







Tores(0% allready rejected united and would rather unfortunetly play for liverpool)

Veria (10% unlikely)

Gattuso (0% becuase stuck - up ac milan won't let players go that are under contract becuase of what Shevchenko did)

Players to go will be

RVN (100% either to Bayern,Newcastle or Read Madrid)

C.Ronaldo ( 25% to valencia,barca or real)

Rossi( 0% becuase he loves united and united love him!)

Oshea (50% in exchange for Carrick same goes for Silvestre)

possible line up next season

van der saar











Go United and Forza Juventus!

PLYMOUTH manager Ian Holloway after strengthening his attacking options with the signings of Ebanks-Blake, Hayles and Ibad will now turn his attentions of his defence and is on the look out for an imposing centre half and a left back. Expect loan moves for Calum Davenport (Spurs) or Gerrard Pique (Man Utd)... Holloway has also been talking to Derby over the availablility of Mo Konjic. Chris Zebroski (after smashing a jug of wine over captain Paul Wotton's head) will be moved on with Yeovil being the most likely destination.

Denilson is having a medical at White Hart Lane today

Paul Wotton (Plymouth to Sheffield Wed) 400k... Wottsy upset at not being allowed to lead team out against Real Madrid after being captain for 6 years. He voiced opinion to IH who told him he'll be lucky to get in the side let alone be club captain... IH also not happy with Wottsy's involvement in bust up with Zebroski. Former boss Paul Sturrock is keen on Wotton.

Man Utd to sign Javier Mascherano for 16mill. As Torres is staying at Athletico, SAF will go all out to try and land Real Madrid star Robinho, he could be used as bait in the transfer of Ruud Van Nistelrooy to Madrid.

Kerlon and Adu are done deals, but will be loaned out straight away.

Cristiano will leave in January and will be replaced by Simao.

Giggs will be replaced by Valencia star Viucente.

SAF has an unlimited budget to try and bring back the glory days back to Old Trafford.

I am currently living in Bangkok and met Steve Mcmahon(tv sports presenter for Asian Cable) in a restuarant. He said the deal with the Krafts is virtually done, although there is a dispute over what role Moores will play in the future. Macca says Villa is a no goer, alves is almost a certainty as Finnan is not of the required class. Also expect some youngsters to be coming in, possibly a few from Spain (with buy back clauses, as these clubs dont want egg on there face)....Sawadee Kup...Stucci

The new Vieira(Fabrice Muamba) will be joining Southampton or Sunderland on a season-long loan, i have spoken to him and know his cousin.

Man City News

Psyco Hasnt finished his summer spending and with the news that Lee Croft is on his way to Norwich or Leeds, The city board are preparing the finances for two more signings They are: Wayne Routlidge and Stilian Petrov. All deals to be completed before the end of next week subject to Crofts Transfer going through.

Spurs should wrap up the signing's of Fran Merida and Stuart Downing by next friday. Don't be surprised if Sprus unviel a certian french Juve striker !

To the person who said celtic are going to pay 1million on macdonald, get a grip. Strachans last bid was £50,000 so why would Celtic suddenly offer £950,000 more than this. The actual deal is worth £85,000 with the player staying with Dundee this season and travelling through to Glasgow once a week to train at Barrowfield. Future incentives may make he deal worth quarter of a million depending on international appearances etc. A deals also been done for Albion Rovers young keeper Andy Gray. He was at Raith for a while and was highly thought of by keeping coach Guido Van de Kamp, but left over attitude problems. Now he's sorted those expect to see him challenging Marshall for a place on the bench

Scottish transfer news!!!!!

Rangers - motherwells ausie hitman scott mcdonald set to sign for rangers for £650 000 100% true

motherwell - the steelmen will complete the double signing of marvin andrews (free agent)from rangers, and alan macormack from preston before sundays spl opener!!!

celtic - if hesselink move fails celtic will look to partizan belgrade hitman the 6ft 8in nikola zigic!!!

Klose will join Newcastle for £6m some time next week.

Southend have rejected Norwich's £950,000 bid for Freddie Eastwood.

ZOOMUTD ---- I am a ManU fan & its really heart breaking for me to see that ManU is not able to sign a single player this year. They approached Ballack but he rejected than they approached Berbatov but he rejected than they had a bid for Reqiulme but V'Real rejected than they had a bid for Carrick but spur's rejected than they had a bid for Kusazck but Wes brom rejected than there No.1 target Torres said that he will not leave Madrid than there other target Gattuso said he wont leave Milan than they said they will buy atleast 2 from Juve but all good players have already gone & there target man Viera is going to Inter also also there other target Ribery is not willing to leave France.Than there other Target Man Diarra does not look likely to come beacuse of its price tag. Than our men RVN & Ronaldo wants to leave us. God its really a bad bad time for MunU fans to bare all this. We were looking for big turn around in ManU this summer but sorryto say its really realyy disappointing for us to see the situation in which we are right now.We should see the attitude of the teams which wants to win like Chelsea, Spurs, Barca, Real Madrid, Liverpool & many more they all are good teams & they want to get better & better. We all know that we are lacking the creativety in the midfield & also the defensive need in the midfield than what is going on. It looks to me that ManU have already thrown there weapons against Chelsea before the start of the season. Sorry to say but I cantsee ManU with this team lifting the Champs trophy this year. I want SAF to read my words & understand that what the fans are feeling right now cause this is what most of the fans are feeling right now. its sad for us.........

Javier Saviola's agent has been in Bolton for the last 3 days discussing a move for him to the Reebok. Bolton and Barca are keeping the deal quiet as they want the deal to go through smoothly. The amount Bolton are paying for saviola is unclear, but barca wasnt as close to the £15M they payed for him as possible. Expect the deal to be completed by the beginning of next week. Rumors saying about Lua Lua signing for Bolton are rubbish, as the player will sign for newcastle. matty

If Fergie doesnt manage to sign Carrick in the next few weeks then he will go for Gravesen and a surprise move for Malbranque.

Heard from a friend of a friend, not sure how true

I have it on good authority -being the best friend of a manchester united groundsman that various argentinian players will be poached. mascherano will be purchased for 16 million as the long term ( and probably better ) replacement to roy keane. michael carrick will also join for 10 million and ruud travelling to spurs. he will act as the attacking option ( or replacing paul scholes ) finally, carlos tevez - a known fan of united, will join to replace ruud - being encouraged by the fact that his friends heinze and mascherano play for the club.










SWP-Season loan

Ashton- 6million plus Harper and Milner



Harper and Milner 2 west ham part ex

Elliot-sunderland free

boumsoung-sum where in france 3m

Babayaro- 1m Watford

Solano- 1m Reading

Faye- 1.8m Charlton


Maniche is considering offers from Inter Milan, Roma, and Atletico Madrid. He is likely to sign with one of those three clubs within the next week or two. There is no truth to the rumours that he was ever in contact with Everton. Figo is trying to convince him to sign with Inter, while Costinha would love to have the dynamic midfielder join him in Madrid. If Maniche accepts the Roma deal, he will join a midfield that already includes Totti, De Rossi, and Perrotta.


So good to see all the serious people posting their fantasies online. There are some Liverpool and Newcastle fans on this site with dreamsignings bigger then reality.

Anyway, it's ggod to see Scholes back in the game, that's our first signing of the season. RVN will hopefully leave for Bayern Munich in a switch that gives us Hargreaves and makaay back but it's more likely to see him sign for real Madrid. Forget about pirlo and gattuso, as much as i would love to have them at Man utd it's just not gonna happen. Carrick is due any day now at OT, Defoe might follow shortly after.

Team this season

Van der sar









Manutd will sign Carrick (15m) and Mascherano (15m). If Ruud leaves expect hude bids for the likes of torres and toni.

Sam allyerdyce and harry redknapp were at the cork city v red star belgrade game last night keeping an eye on red star's frontman zigic. I was sitting two rows in front of redknapp and he didnt sound so pleased with what he was seeing.

Arsenal are about to make take Ledley King from Tottenham after it was discovered the player had a £15 million buy out clause that was activated when Spurs failed to qualify for champions league.

Hearts News

Liam Miller from Man Utd on loan


i work for tiscali broadband and travel the world and when i visited one of the call centres in brazil (rio de janiero) i saw a javier mascherano interview and he is hell bent on a move to old trafford after the real madrid move stalled he has now set his heart on moving to OT... and also the young boy kerlon is going to be a manchester united next season after a newspaper article out there has said that the player has agreed personal terms and is now waiting for a medical... so it seems united do have some transfer activity at last.

With Sheffield Wednesday letting david Graham go to either Blackpool or Bradford, they are looking to stengthen their attavking options.

Apparently the Owls are trying to tie up a swap with Southampton involving Chris Brunt going to the saints and Wednesday getting Kenwyne Jones & Danny Higginbotham.

Wednesday are also hoping to tie up a season long loan for Liam Miller or Rossi from Man utd.

Hi I am From KOSOVO a fan of Man.Utd and what I heard MU will sign just 5 players like Kerlon,Carrick and Macherano,RVN going to Tottenham or Newcastlle and the best sign of this summer could be Tevez from Corinthians but if RVN leave OT.And the last transfer will be J.Cole from Chelsea.

If RVN go to Bayern M mU will sign Schwaintaiger.And at least Kuczack.

1.Kuczack (V.D.sAR)

2.Newille (O Shea)

3.Evra (silvestre)

4.Ferdinand (Vidic)

5.Heinze (Brown)

6.Mascherano {Smith}

7.J.Cole (Carrick)

8.Ronaldo Ch (Kerlon)

9.Schwainstaiger (Js Park)

10.Rooney (Rossi)

11.Tevez (Saha)


Coventry to sign 2 more players before their season opener against sunderland micky adams will bring in ex everton target man duncan ferguson on a free on a 1 year deal and also the sky blues will bring callum davenport on a seasons loan from the one and only SKY BLUE TJ!

man u 2 sign diarra 18 m

carick 16m

nolan 8

sir al will spend big in jan

After scott carson signed a new 5 year contract with liverpool, it seems jerzy dudeks days at anfield are numbered. Both pompey and wigan are said to be interested. Salif daio will sign on at sheff utd any day now (hopefully) and traore can choose between charlton, lille and blackburn. Tottenham and Osasuna are interested in harry kewell and if the price is right he will be let go. Luis garcia will stay but might leave in january. Jan Krompkamp will also stay. There is a lot happening at board room level which has restricted rafa to 20 mill to spend. There will be an anouncement soon revealing stadium plans, new investment and one or two major signings.

i have heard liverpool will join the race to sign kerlon the new brazilian kid an alves an villa deals are done plus the krafts are take over bid will happen next week after these 3 signings

Blackburn Rovers to sign Fabrizzio Miccoli for 4.5 Million ......

Robert Earnshaw to join the rovers also for 3 Million ......


Manchester United News:-

Torres says he is staying at Athletico Madrid for atleast another year, and van Nistelrooy is almost definately on his way to Real Madrid. This means that Sir Alex will now turn his attention to a world class striker like Carlos Tevez (was seen wearing a Man U shirt at training before you criticise this prediction) or David Villa, both in the region of £25m. Other signings will include Mascherano (£12m), Pirlo (£12m), Kerlon (£6m) and Kuszack (2m) and outs will include van Nistelrooy (13m) Sylvestre (£7m), Fletcher (£2m), Rossi (loan), Pique (loan) and Kerlon (loan after being bought). Manchester United will have to get a work permit for Kerlon, which will be the only obstacle in the task of signing him.

Manchester United Team 06/07:

Van der Sar (KUSZACK)

G.Neville Ferdinand Vidic Heinze


C.Ronaldo Scholes (PIRLO) Giggs


Subs: KUSZACK, Bardsley, Brown, Evra, Richardson, PIRLO, Saha, KERLON.


()=Contesting for firt team football

/=Either could be signed

ABC=Signed during this transfer window.



Celtic looking to buy Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Anatoliy Timoshchuk, PSV Eindhoven striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Chelsea left-back Wayne bridge(loan)

i'm a member of the lfc backroom staff and i can offiaclly say that david villa has been in involved with nogations and will complete a move to anfield in january when the money for djbril cisse goes through the deal will be for around 18 million with riise going the way and villa will sign a 3 year contract on 62'thousand a week

Championship news

Southend United to sign Andy Robinson from Swansea over the weekend deal believed to be between £300,000 £400,000 as Swansea cant agree a new contract with the player.

Some Manutd news: I have a very reliable source 100%true, not kidding. Ma utd are in talks with Corinthians over a possible 25million duo move of Mascherano and Tevez after falling out for Torres. Torres may still sign next year as while talking to SAF he said that he would only leave Madrid for Manchester. Manchester United will also offer Fletcher and Silvestre and 15 million for Carrick and Defoe next week. RVN is off to Real Madrid. Lyon are also interested in signing Saha and have inquired United for a possible transfer. Saha may only leave if both Tevez and Defoe are signed. if only one signs then saha will stay. Saha is valued by Manchester United at 8million. Hope man utd fans have now a better picture of what SAF is upto in the transfer market.

dave beasent in newcastle meeting glen roeder about returning as a goalkeeper coach. also 7 million bid for klose accepted and 2 million bid for woodgate accepted. come on the toon

EFC fans rejoice:

Petrov will sign (3m+nace)

Saviola(year long loan)

and either Milner or SWP (loan)

Meanwhile leaving us will be Carsley to wolves (1m)and maybe VDM to Torino.

Its a grand old team to play for, its grand old team to support.....

Chelsea are desperate to land Ashley Cole and will offer £10 million + SWP or £26 million for the England left-back. Roberto Carlos is also on Mourinho's wanted list and if he fails to land Cole, he wants to bring in Lahm.


Wigan are to offer £5 million for James Milner next week, although Newcastle are keen to hang on to him and Doug Ellis still wants him to re-join Villa.


Paul Ince is to link up with former West Ham team mate and new Brentford manager Leroy Rosenior on a short-term contract.

Expect an announcement tomorrow.

Carrick will be sold to Man Utd for £17,000,000. This will reach the media by the end of this week, and a press confrence will be held on Saturday. Ruud is packing his bags, with a deal with Real Madrid sealed. Other news, Arsenal will complete the capture of Ribery for around £12,000,000 and Bennayoun for £5,000,000

Watch this space.8

Man Utd will complete the signing of Michael Carrick within the next 72 hours, for around £15m, with the fee rising to a potential £18m

rafa benitez is about to make a bid to barcelona for mark van bommel. He will replace didi in the centre but can also play at right midfield or right back which has been a problem side since rafa came. Also, to the person who said stevie finnan was leaving, theres no chance. He does so much work for the team which goes unnoticed and is one of the best attacking full backs in the premiership.

celtic news: Peter Lawell is in talks with PSV regarding Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink & Shakhtar Donetsk regarding Anatoliy Timoshchuk.... from what i have heard personal terms have been agreed with Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink but a fee is still to be agreed, Also Ian Harte to be signed in time for champs league registration. one last thing i read the personel terms have been agreed between the gers and Filip Sebo and austria vienna have re opened talks with rangers again.

I have heard from A VERY GOOD SOURCE that west ham are on the verge of signing Wayne Routledge and Callum Davonport from Spurs for £4millon combined. West Ham are also lined up to complete the signing of Robert Green for £3million next week, and there is an 80% chance of signing James Milner from Newcastle.

Danny murphy looks set to join blackburn. He will cost between 2 and 3 million. Rangers will try an sign djimi traore before he agrees to go to charlton. Steed Malbronque was seen in manchester, wheter football related i dont know. Everton have enquired about chelseas geremi. West ham are interested in signing liverpools jan kromkamp and jerzy dudek. And did anyone else notice that the lad claiming to be david villas cousin claimed his english wasnt good yet he could spell everything correctly.


Dirk KUYT is due at Anfield Monday for a medical, 7 million + Dudek and Kromkamp.

That will be the end of liverpool spending prior to the season starting due to the fact that Benitez wants his team together 2-3 before the season to gel and and take on Chelsea.

How do i know this ? I work for Mr Thurlow who is the head groundsman at Mellwood and has been told to prepare enerything in order to impress Kuyt, who has several offers on the table at this time

Benni McCarthy to Rovers for about £3 million.

Everton to sign Pascal Cygan on loan.

Spurs to buy Boa Morte for £6 million.

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