Football Rumours Archive June 29 2008


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To the person who wrote "I have a friend who works for a National Paper, apparently The English Game is not all it is cracked up to be", well it cannot be no worse than Serie A or la liga can it?. name name's then., anyway a real rumour., Chelsea are trying there best to sign arshavin with roman trying to sweeten him by giving him the V. I. P. treatment aboard his pelorus yacht, there is a small chance it may happen but his heart is set on FC Barcelona.

  See, the rumours about Moyes and Everton are starting to gather pace (no money, upset with the board), he still has not signed on for the Blues.

Further to my post earlier in the week, Everton went for bust (by their standards) last Summer trying to break the top four, they failed, and it now looks bad for the Walton White Sox.

Moyes is insisting that Everton at least keep up with the chasing packs spending, and that is circa £35 million (ex wages) on new players. The board are not cash Rich enough to do that.

Everton do not turn the heads and there are only so many bargains ala 'Cahill/LeScott/Arteta's' out there.

As stated Moyes is being lined up for Man United, Everton are going to try to go abroad, maybe Bilic, although the relationship he had with Everton was 'stretched' at best with both boardroom and fan base, personally I believe (have heard) Mr Peardrophead (Big Sam) will be the man who ends up there ultimately, he ticks all the Everton boxes.

Expect some resolution to the White Sox woes within the next fortnight.



  Mnchester United will be signing Sergio Ramos and David Villa both in total 45 mill

  Jusr for the record Andy Johnson is not a cockerney. He comes from Bedford.


charlton athletic

IN: 5.1 million

EtiŽnne Esajas – SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, 1.25 million

Rocky Lekaj – SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, 1.25 million

Sean St. Ledger – PRESTON NORTH END, £1 million

Keith Andrews – MK DONS, £1 million

Greg Halford – SUNDERLAND, 500K (DONE)

mark hudson – palace, free (done)

stuart fleetwood – forest green, 100k (done)

OUT: 9.1 million

dorian smith – released (done)

patrick mccarthy – palace, 500k (done)

james walker – southend, 200k (done)

osei sankofa – southend, free (done)

chris powell – retired (done)

cory gibbs – released (done)

paulo monteiro – released (done)

ben thatcher – palace, 400k

jon fortune – stoke 700k


dean sinclair – cheltenham, 400k

MARCUS BENT – HULL, £2 million


  Moyes to lead the walkout at Goodison after about 1 week of ore season. He has had enough of the board promising him backing only to find out it's bull. Moyes was furious that arsharvin was not done before the euros. Following him out will be Johnson (Hammers), Arteta (Athletico), Cahill (man ure), lescott (Arsenal) and yobo (Juve). Leaving the persons that run the club lots of funds to build the stadium fit for any relegation battlers. TRU BLU

  Marton Fulop, Thomas Gravesen, Kris Boyd, Alexandr Anyukov, Benni McCarthy, Adam Vass and Kanga Akale all on the wanted list for Stoke amongst others.

  Bristol Rovers are planning a triple swoop on local rivals City. They are looking to sign Brian Wilson on a permanent basis and are looking to bolster their strikeforce by signing the exciting young forwards Jennison Myre Williams and DWayne Plummer on a season long loan.

  Before the end of the season Rafa said that 3 deals were already in place, 2 youth players and 1 senior player (speaks English but is not English).

The 2 youth players have now been revealed as AZ Alkmaar's Vincent Weijl (Dutch) and Herfolge's Nikola Saric (Danish).

No word on who the senior player is yet, assuming he was not referring to Deegan?

  Tony Pulis has said he has already identified his tranfer targets, a friend who works in the admin department at Stoke has seen the list of targets and they include:

Marton Fulop

Anthony Gardner

Peter Whittingham

Ivan Campo

Rudolph Austin

Steve Finnan

David Nugent

Joao Cicinho

Sammy Traore

Paul Dickov

Ian Harte

Achile Emana

Marlon Harewood

  Tottenham manager Juande Ramos will continue his impressive transfer market activity at the club after already wrapping up deals for Luka Modric, Gio Dos Santos and Heurelho Gomes. Ramos is now keen to continue adding 1 or 2 Brazilians and is keen about Lucio and Ronaldinho, with the latter now set to snub moves to Chelsea and Manchester City in favour of Ramos. Ramos is in talks to offload Darren Bent for £8.5 million, with Rangers and Blackburn interested. He is also listening to offers for Dimitar Berbatov but interest has cooled. Elsewhere Ramos wants to bring in David Bentley in a swap deal involving Aaron Lennon and with Liverpool cooling their interest, this move is likely to be the next big transfer at White Hart Lane.

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  Following the capture of Iain Hume Igor De Camargo and Derek Riordan are two other players on Simon Davey's shortlist. De Camargo who currently plays for Standard LiŤge is believed to be of interest to Davey as he can play as a target man or on the left side of midfield. He was brought to Davey's attention by the same contact who recommended Denis Souza last season. Riordan is also being tracked by Burnley but favours a move to Oakwell. for developments

  Arshavin is going to Arsenal and so is arda turan and also schweinstiger.

lahm is coming to Manchester not sure which side could be blue or red.

I know that a guy called mario monars is going to liverool

  This what going to happen this year and next.

barry Liverpool

Deco Chelsea

van der varrt inter

villa Liverpool

Ronaldinho Chelsea

de la red the Hammers–loan

arshavin FC Barcelona

podolski ManChester City

snijder Man United

Ronaldo Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos–Arsenal

Kaka Chelsea

Ribery Chelsea

silva Liverpool

Huntelaar Man United

eto'o inter

Schweinstiger Chelsea

  = Arsenal=

Adebayor has said he will stay with the Gunners so long as his salary is raised to £120,000 per week, taking him above Cesc as Arsenal's highest earner. Expect Wenger to go through with this deal as he loves Ade and would do anything to keep him at the Emirates. This will mean we no longer have to worry about signing a new forward, and can now concentrate on making the final two major signings of the Summer. The first thing we will do will be to give Ade his pay rise to ensure he stays at Arsenal. Secondly, we will finally complete the signing of Samir Nasri for 11–16 mil. Finally, we will sign a center mid. The possibilities are Yaya Toure and Raul Albiol for 7–10 mil. FC Barcelona have now made a bid for Arshavin, meaning it is now inevitable for the Russian to join FC Barcelona as he loves the club and has supported them all his life. This will mean FC Barcelona will no longer want Ade or Hleb, however Hleb will still leave for either AC Milan or Bayern Munich. Hleb will be the third and final player to leave the Emirates this Summer.

Thats all for now

ArsenalNo. 1

  Leicester Fans more players will be leaving:

Mattock £3 million + add ons between Villa and Everton

Fryatt 500 k Barnsley

DJ Campbell £1.3 million Watford

N'Gotty 50 k Norwich

Clemence 500 k Forest

Oakley 500 k Norwich, Watford or Forest

Steve Howard £1 million Wolves

Barry Hayles Mutual Termination

Kishishev Released

Jon Hayes Free (Unknown)

Paul Henderson (unknown)

Kisnorbo (Jan £1.7 million)


Michael Nelson 50 k Hartlepool

Tamika Mkandwire 75k Orient

David Bell 50 k Luton

Dean Brill 50 k Luton

Izale Mcleod Loan

James Troisi Free

(these are all bids that have been made)

Pearson is also in talks to keep Gradel, Sheehan, Dodds and Hellings.

  I have strong footballing links from around the UK. and have a few hot tips for the Summer transfers:

Man United will make a last ditch attempt to sign Ben Arfa if Ronaldo goes to Madrid. as long as Ben Arfa has not already signed for Marseille.

Nasri deal should be completed this week but has taken so long because of the rocky realtionship with Marseille after Arsenal tapped up Flamini.

Bentley will choose Tottenham over Villa with Lennon going to Blackburn + cash. Ince will allow it as long as he is promised Santa Cruz will stay with United and Arsenal after him.

Huerelho Gomes will sign for Tottenham

David Villa will sign for Tottenham if Berbatov goes and Madrid do not make a bid for him.

  Forget arshavin aresnal he is going to FC Barcelona

but Arsenal will sign


Nasri (almost completed)

de la red

Liverpool to sign

David Villa

David silva

bastian Schweinsteiger

lassandra Diarra

Man United to sign




Chelsea to sign




there you have it these might not happen but they are possibilities with a high chance of coming true this year

  I have from a reliable source that has come good in the past. Gennaro Gattuso has been spotted at the hurworth training complex with southgate and gibson. no fees agreed yet but a deal is onthe cards. fact

  SAfc Rumours


Andy Jonnson £10 million. (Everton).

Aidan McGeady £10 million. (Celtic).

(super) Jonny Evans (loan).

Diego Forlan £7 million but I do not think it will happen. sum it up Spain or Sunderland there is only one winner.

Darren Bent (? ) (Tottenham)

Plus a few more known Keano.


Roy Odonavan

Kerion Richardson


McShane (whoever will take him because we do not want him)

  I know this for a fact as my elder Friend is the son of Paul Scally of Gills.

Rumour is that Ledgend Hessy will come back to guide us to promotion next season, with a shock move for veteran forward Carl Asaba.

I kid you not this is a very strong rumour which is 95 percent done, only stumbling blocks are that Asaba is asking for a bit too much but this should be settled within the next two or so weeks MAXIMUM.

Hess is also seeking re–assurances to his future, if the Gills fail to get promotion he wants to make sure he does not get the boot, and is looking at a three year deal minimum, while the one offered is an 18 month deal. Also to come back in a coach roal if Hess is to return is Vince Bartram, as they have a very strong relationship, Hessy also thinks he will help the Keepers improve.


David Peatfield.

  Expect a shock move for Aaron Lennon from Arsenal.

  Man United transfers in/out

Fergie has made it clear top priorities are

are a forward which will be santa cruz price between 12–15 million if Ince will not sell he will use Saha as bait and then offlaod Eagles and O'Shea both are frustrated and limited on first team chances expect no more signings and Ronaldo to stay

  Antoine Sibierski has been told he can leave on a free with Norwich City interested (we'll miss you Antoine if you go. )

Marlon King has attracted the interest of Derby County – personally, cannot see this coming off, but if it does, it might pave the way for funds for Andy Johnson to come to us. Why Marlon King would want to go to Derby, though, is anyone's guess but if it gives us funds to buy Johnson, I am all for it.

The next transfer has been dragging on now for weeks on end – a transfer that was reputedly agreed some time back still goes on now and that is the transfer surrounding Amr Zaki – is he or is not he coming to the JJB Stadium? The chairman of Zamalek is not helping matters. I would like to see Zaki come and I hope for the sake of us long suffering Latics fans that he does.

Another rumour a bit quiet of late is of Cisse. He would be excellent next to Zaki up front but this rumour and interest seems to have cooled – does this mean we've lost interest in Cisse? I do hope not. A Zaki/Cisse combination would be very interesting and productive.

South American forward Cabanas is attracting the attention of Steve Bruce and apparently he has been offered a contract – this is a signing that could come off sooner rather than later depending on the decision of the individual concerned.

  Everton will sign:

gomis 10 mill

engelaar £6 million

Fernandes 6 mill

d. bent 7 mill

moutinho loan

we will miss out on Arshavin who will join FC Barcelona,

johnson will be sold to Wigan or Sunderland for £9 million

and finally, Steve round will be brought in as Moyesey's number 2

  Newcastle have agreed a deal for youngster Aaron Spear and are also tracking Hamburg defender Guy Demel.

Steven Taylor is close to signing a new contract after Shay Given commited his future at the club.

  watford news


Danny Shittu to Rangers – £3.5 mill

Will Hoskins – MK Dons P/E

Mart Poom – released

Matt Jackson – released

Jay Demerit – P/E

Damien Francis – Hull £1.5 mill

Lloyd Doyley – Queens Park Rangers 750 k

Darius Henderson – Fulham – £2 mill

Steve Kabba – P/E

Douglas Rinaldi – released

Jobi Mcanuff –£ 3.5 mill

Total – £11.25 mill


Jemal Johnson – P/E (will hoskins)

Aaron Mclean – p/e (Steve kabba) + £1.5 mill

Adam Johnson – P/E (jay demerit) + £1.5 mill

Kasparr Gorkks – 250 k

Alexander Song – Loan

Chris Eagles – loan

Clinton Morrison – Free

Chris Baird – £1.5 mill

Ian Harte – Free

Total – 4.75 Mill

Turnover £6.5 mill

Aidy thinks these signings will take Watford foward and turn them into a promotion chasing passing side.

  Plymouth Argyle interested in Japanese shot stopper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi currently playing for Jubilo Iwata.

  I have a source close to Plymouth manager Paul Sturrock and apparently last month Sturrock was in the Czech Republic to watch the game between Sparta Prague versus Banik Ostrava. He was compiling a scouting dossier on Banik Ostrava forward Valac Sverkos who scored the second goal in a 2–1 win.

  Liverpool are to make another six signings in the next few weeks. These will probably be completed by the end of July. I know this because I work for the security firm that has the contract for security of the LFC players. The security firm started work for LFC about a year ago now after break Ins at players houses. All I can say is that six names have been added our security list and we have been given their nationalities for us to arrange intepreters. There will be two Spanish players, one Italian and a German. The two other players must be british. If you read more into it you will find out who the Italian is.

  People especially (Tottenham and Everton fans ) need to understand what a big club is. It is a club with a big stadium. Good financially and has a big fan base. Newcastle holds a capacity of 52,000 fans who are consistantly there every week, they also have a owner who's fortune is at 1.4 billion, so I do not no where all this 'keegans got no transfer funds' is coming from. Tottenham have a capacity of around 36,000 capacity, could barely fill there seats at st James and are buying all foriegn players so good luck with that new fa player rule.

These are the players that you could be seeing walk through the door at St. James.


Pablo Aimar £6.5 million

Aaron Lennon £7 million

Nicky Shorey £3.5 million

Fabricio Coloccini £10 million (£40.25 million spent)

Maroune Chamakh £7 million

Richard Dunne £6 million

Aaron Spear £250,000

£26. £25 million net spend


D. Duff £4 million

Cacapa £1 million (£14 million recieved)

A. Smith £4 million

N'Zogbia £5 million

  First I would like to say y do people keep saying that Rafa has no money I am not going to say it's from a close source as it's not it's all speculative from past seasons and up2 date interviews when Rafa is hassled with possible targets in gossip pages he says it's all rubbish bcus it usually is Rafa is not a pay 20–30 million on a player manager he only paid it for Torres as it was a must buy which he has proved he buys players him and he's scouting team have watched for a great deal of time eg skrtel in a interview he said we have been watching him for a great deal of time and think he is ready to step up 2 the Premier League any player is a hit or miss in coming to enlgand eg morientes and Shevchenko 2 get 2 the point Rafa does not have unlimited funds but DOES have the money to get the players he thinks will enforce the team now 4 my (Rumours)

Rafa has the spine of the team ready with Riise gon n dossena deal now dun we have first team left back (very good player strong and confident on ball very impressive to watch as I watch the serie he was possibly one of the most consistent full backs last season hence him signing until 2010 4 Udinese but Udinese will get compensated for it also to the people moaning y degen never got in2 the switzerland first team he was injured for a gd part of last season but with him and Finnan at right back shud be good and with Agger back in the centre ample cover next we all know Alonso is gone and barry is in it will be about £17 million for barry and about 14. 5 for Alonso to Juve with Mascherano and barry in middle with Lucas for cover will be also a strong outfit Rafa knows the wings need sorting Babel will stay on the left for another season pushing him upfront in the carling cup on the right a quality winger will be bought possibly sweinsteiger at 23 with 153 appearances for Bayern and 55 appearances for Germany is an ideal buy for about £12 million siva is looking unlikely with Valencia wanting £20 million and iniesta is also priced out due to consistant form for FC Barcelona and Spain in the Euros with the midfield sorted upront will not be a big buy bcus Gerrard will be in the free roam role behind the forward (Torres) for most of the season and Champions League probably Pavlyuchenko will be bought for about 10–14 million a strong good on the ball forward with a not bad goal ratio but will problem push for Van Der Vaart 17–19 million uther than that few will leave and sum reserves will be pushed into first team (bench) Rafa knows we need to be more ruthless this season on the smaller teams expect a more fluent attacking football from the full backs (DOSSENA excellent on over lapping)

in rafa we trust (rafas right hand man)

  El hadji diouf and shay given both on the verge of signing for Boro.

  I know a member of staff at the Hearts training ground and apparently Andy Driver is being lined up for a shock trial at Man United. Oldham born Drivers parents stay in the same street as Paul Scholes' folks so

  SWP was at Upton Park today having a medical.

  Aaron Lennon could sign for the Hammers at a cut price due to a Clause in the Carrick deal.


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