Football Rumours Archive May 29 2008


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These are the players Brian Laws is hoping to bring in at Sheff Wednesday this Summer.

1) James O'Connor from Burnley

2) Brian Hodge from Blackburn

3) Bartosz Sluzarski from WBA

4) Kaspars Gorkss from Blackpool

He is looking to offload:

Leon Clarke

Kenny Lunt

Wade Small

If he is successful in dumping these players, he will try and land Frank Songo'o from Portsmouth on a season long loan.

  Celtic will sign the following–

Klass Jan Huntelaar–Ajax

mario Gomez–stuttgart

Jason Koumas–Wigan

clarence Seedorf–AC Milan

Wayne Bridge–Chelsea

Ben Haim–Chelsea

Celtic outs–

unfortunatly–mcgeady+ Mcdonald. Balde, caldwell, naylor, Riordan, killen, Nakamura.


  Kenny Miller shall be unveiled as a Rangers player in the latter stages of next week.

Smith's next 2 targets are James McEveley, also from Derby, and unexpected flair player Andy Dorman from St. Mirren for a nominal fee after his impressive stint at the Buddies.

  LFC: why are there so many completely unrealistic rumours doing the rounds? People who claim to have seen confidential Interpol documents relating to FIFA investigations; Agger being sold by Liverpool; Richards being sold to Man United?

There is fantasy and then complete lunacy and all three of those are in that bracket. What – no "my mate's Uncle's friend is a mate of Gordon Brown's milkman who delivers to Wenger's mate's anutie who told me that. "?

Agger is not being sold by LFC.

Riise IS leaving.

Gerrard IS to be played in a more forward role next season.

The club IS to fall into the hands of DIC but later in the year than most of hope for.

Rafa IS looking (or so I am told on this one) at Bentley, but Blackburn are naturally reluctant to sell and I hear the player is unsure about where to go to.

Otherwise – keep it real.

  Mark Hughes will take over as manager of Chelsea and David Bentley will be his first signing in what will be a £14 million move that will also see Claudio Pizzaro join Blackburn Rovers. Hughes will look to sign Rafael Van Der Vaart and Samuel Eto'o at Stamford Bridge. However Roberto Mancini remains in contention as does Didier Deschamps and Scolari.

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  Newcastle will sign Eto'o 100 percent true he has already agreed a contract worth £90,000 a week.

Also KK is looking to sign Sunderland's Kenwyne Jones for £15 million + Duff.

  Either Mike Newell, Paul Lambert, Iain Holloway or even Steve MacClaren will take charge of Leicester City in League One next season. Milan Mandaric will announce the new manager at a press conference two weeks on Friday. He is looking to interview all of the names mentioned with MacClaren being surprisingly interested in taking over at the Walkers Stadium, although Newell is the frontrunner after being interviewed previously. Paul Ince is also in contention.

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  Stoke will be signing two keepers, Steve Simonsen is expected to remain at the club as second choice with Sorenson, Fulop, Kenny and Carson possible signings. Tony Pulis is also looking to bring in an experienced third choice keeper and is expected to bring back Carl Muggleton.

  Been told by a reliable source at a book makers in Leicester that Port Vale boss Lee Sinnot is emerging as a suprise favourite for the managers job.

  Crystal Palace will swoop for Colchester goalkeeper Aidan Davison. They are also chasing Dwight Yorke.

  West Bromwich will be signing Luke Moore (should be done today), Giles Barnes, Georgios Samaras and Darrel Russel. Jonathan Greening is on his way to Rangers and Carl Hoefkins will be returning to Belguim, possibly to Anderlect.

  Birmingham Rumours (these are just rumours and some deals may not happen).

anton ferdiand from: west ham: fee of around 3–4 mill.

paul koncheskey from: fulham: fee of around 2 mill.

kris boyd from: rangers: fee of around 2.5 mill.


Total spent: £9.5 million.

  Everton Ins.

Arshavin – £4.5 Mill

Ashton – £2.5 million

Riquelme – Free Transfer

David Nugent – £7.5 million

Jermaine Defoe – Loan

These Are All Definate Because My Dad Said.

  "ins–Jermaine Beckford from Forest–£1.5"

Yeah right. Check yer facts before posting rubbish. He's at Leeds you numpty.

Anyway, Andy Johnson to stay at Everton. Also, rumour is that Daniel Carvalho from CSKA Moscow is on his way to the blue half of Merseyside.


  Coventry City will buy

Earnshaw £2 million

Eastwood £1 million + kyle

leacock 300 k

schemiechel £1 million

bouzzy free

enoch showumni free

Capaldi free

Koumas swop with Scott dann

isiah osbourne tabb+ 500 k






mifsud swop 4 Koumas

best £1.5 million Forest

fox £3 million Wigan

tabb Villa 500 k+ isiah osbourne

  My Uncles Best mate is freinds with curbishley and told my Uncle that these are pretty much done deals

the Hammers ins

Glen johson (Portsmouth 3.0 million + Neill)

Lois Saha (Man United £5 million)

Nicky Shorey (Reading £3 million)

El Haji Diof (Bolton £3 million)


Lucas Niell (Portsmouth swap Johnson)

Mullins (Stoke £1.5 million)

Spector (West Bromwich £1 million)

Davenport (Coventry 200K)

Quarshie (Charlton 300K)

C. Cole (Sunderland £1.5 million)

K. Reid (N. Forrest Loan)

Louis Boa Morte (Fulham £2 million)

James Collins (Cardiff £1 million)

Lee Bowyer (Hull 500K)

Total income 7 Mill

Total spend 14 Mill

  To the guy that said Luis Fabiano is a goalscoring midfielder I am afraid you are WRONG. He's been an out and out forward since he turned professional, and would score sackfuls for Man United. Price would probably be at least £20 million, up to £30 million, and it depends on whether Sir Alex thinks he would be worth it. Benzema would be in a similar price range, as would Ibrahimovic, Eto'o and Villa. A cheaper option would be Huntelaar (£10 million–£15 million) and would guarantee goals. And if Sir Alex wanted a bargain he could do worse than Kris Boyd (£5 million? ), who's scored more goals than he's started games this season, albeit in the SPL. I expect Man United to bid for Benzema and Fabiano, but may have to settle on Huntelaar. It depends if he spends big on defense – a RB must be a priority. Alves would cost upwards of £20 million, as would Richards, so Rafinha of Schalke may be a possibilty at around £10 million. So he will sign one of: Alves (£20 million–£30 million), Richards (£20 million–£30 million) or Rafinha (£10 million) and one of Fabiano (£20 million–£30 million), Benzema (£20 million–£30 million), Ibrahimovic (£20 million–£30 million), Eto'o (£20 million–£30 million), Villa (£20 million–£25 million) or Huntelaar (£10 million–£15 million). A young Goal Keeper with potential to become first choice may be signed; Kameni (£8 million), Ochoa (£13 million) and Ustari (£10 million) are options. G

  Sheff United will be signing Michael Brown from Wigan early next week for a fee around £3 million. He has not settled at the lancashire club and wants to bring back the memories at Bramall Lane.

  Ivan Campo is having a medical at Norwich on Thursday, the Canaries will also be signing Robert Earnshaw, Michael McIndoe, Stephen Pearson and Vincent Pericard.

Luke Chadwick will be joining MK Dons

  take note ROBBIE KEANE has stated that he will make one more move in his career and not to LIVERPOOL but to his boyhood hero's CELTIC but only in anout 4–5 season's, FARFAN is looking to sign for one of VILLA, NEWCASTLE OR BLACKBURN? the big one though is that the other KEANE, ROY, is talking to RVN about ending his career in SUNDERLAND? do not laugh at it because it does have legs SPURS expect JR to bring back more than his duty free

  West Bromwich are looking at adding to the signings of Kim and Moore by adding Danny Shittu, Andre Bikey and Liam Ridgewell while Mowbray is keen about Sebastian Larsson as well and is looking to bring in Andres D'Allesandro for £7 million from Real Zaragoza.

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  Wayne Hennessey to Middlesbrough for £3.5 million. Expect Wolves to sign Irish international Dean Keily for £1.5 million

  Calling all broken records, Newcastle are a bigger club than most but not as bitter as most, so keep to the rumours, ta la. Cisse to SJP as well as Cuellar. There are rumblings of two American lads but I cannot see it myself as all funds are to be splashed on players that will grace the squad although Howard of Barnsley has been mentioned to push for a place along with the likes of Milner, Charlie and Joey Mad Dog. There will still be a suprise too as it is KK with money in his pocket

Liverpool are also looking at Luis Jiménez of Inter as the shack up begins.

  To the deluded Rangers fans whom think Watties transfer budget will be anything more than £10 million get a grip, all monies made from Europe and Hutton will be put to use paying back HBOS the reported £40 million they still owe, and Sir Minty is looking for some ££££ due to MIM being in a bad way so £10 million deals will not happen. Fact

Lafferty will sign for Rangers aprox £5 million, look for Burnley to give Celtic £1.2 million for Riordan, so thanks Rangers.

Shittu is also on Rangers list but £4 million may be to much for that deal.

The rumours of the Motherwell lad are true but it depends on Webster's situation a fee of around £1 million is mooted.

Unfortunately for the bears the rumours of Boyd staying and Kenny Miler and Lovenkrands returning are true it would cost around £3 million for this pair, and Boyd will shortly sign an improved deal.

Some other deals may happen but they depend on some of the squad players being moved on from Murray Pk.

Strong rumours regarding McGregor (Tottenham) and Cuellar (Newcastle) being interested, if any deals happen involving these 2 expect more transfer activity at Ibrox, but only £4 million of any fees will be spent the rest will service the debt.

And for Mr 52 and counting I think your on Crystal Meth as some of your posts regarding Rangers are fantastic keep up the fantasy.

52 and the abacus broke. superb: –)

  Some facts to sort out, BERBATOV will not sign for MANCHESTER UNITED, some supporters do not really know much regarding player's? only that there club are interested in buy'ing them? as a UNITED fan stated regarding BERBATOV? claiming he had no experiance; when in Germany, BERBATOV was regulary in the C. l with BAYER LEV including playing in a Champions League final (coming on a sub). so get your fax right some bad news regarding ARSENAL now that BMJ is manager at HAMBURG, the former SPURS boss will scupper any deal they had of signing VAN DER VAART. this has now alerted DC as JR is in SPAIN, there now could be a deal involving the two clubs with around 3 player's moveing to HAMBURG. but this depend's on two things 1, whether the player's want the move and 2, it is up to JR if it goes through?. NOW that the play–off's are over SPURS will now tie up a deal for LEEDS' JONNY HOWSON, and then when the internationals are over they will tie up the deal for AARON first posted two months ago;

the rumour regarding HUNTELAAR claiming "why would I want to join LIVERPOOL" are true. with his boss and coach at AJAX two of the greatest modern forwards in history HUNTELAAR will stay at least one more season.

the City square mile, London.

  Ade Akinbyi is a target for Crewe Alex

  Vincent Pericard has signed a new three year deal with Stoke City ending the hopes of Derby, Forest, Sheff United and Wolves who have all been hopeful of signing the ex Juve star.

  The Russians are coming to the better half of Merseyside. Moyesy will have money to burn but knowing Everton it will all happen once the transfer window has closed. trig the blue coyb

  Arsenal Rumours

I: Kompany – £12 million

Nasri – £12 million

Da La Red – £7 million

Dos Santos – £10 million

O: Lehmann – Free

Hoyte – £4 million

Flamini – Free

Hleb – £15 million

Nasri deal will be annouced Friday.

  Steve Wilson – I beleived everything you said until kenny Miller isnot signing. This is bollocks as I am best friend with his brother David and he told me he is undergoing a medical later this week and could be confirmed later next week

It is also believed that Super Ally will take control of all CIS and Scotish Cup matches next season

  I have posted a few rumours on here on regards to the England set–up from a friend of mine who coaches with the England under 16's. No offers have been made as of yet but reports are that Capello will offer contracts to most of the youth development coaches at Manchester City. He is also interested in some of the Inter staff though names are unkown at this point. The big news is in regards to the Chelsea job, Philip Scolari has been in and around the England camp for the past few days this is not to say he has the job or is interested but it could be a clue. Also good news for Sheff Wednesday fans, Geoff Sheard is going to take over the club he is just waiting for his simply waiting to compile staff with a footballing backround some of which he wants are currently involved with the FA and a re reluctent to leave and he does not want to make his final move until he knows who his staff are.


  Wigan Athletic Transfers:


Amr Zaki – Loan £1.8 million then permanent £6.0 mil

Charles N'Zogbia – £3.5 mil

Seb Larsson – £ 3.0 mil

Olivier Kapo – £ 5.0 mil

Danny Shittu – £ 4.0 mil

John Mensah – £7.0 mil

Marcus Bent – £1.0 mil


David Cotterill – £ 1.5 mil

Antoine Sibierski – 500 k

Kevin Kilbane – £ 2.5 mil

Jason Koumas – £ 4.1 mil

Henri Camara – £2.6 mil

Andreas Granqvist – £3.0 mil

  Jonny evans will sign for Sunderland for bout 6 mil

and Roy Keane will not let kenwyne Jones go anywhere for now

and he will also try and sign a couple of top class players

  Burnley news. Kyle Lafferty has confirmed he wants to leave Turf Moor, Burnley will only sell for £4 million, all money from sale of Lafferty will go on rebuilding squad in will come Riordan (Celtic), paterson (Scunthorpe), Russell (Norwich), gorkss (Blackpool), Weir (Rangers), driver (Hearts), osbourne (villa), Carroll and forster (both Newcastle on season loan) and young players from Ireland as Billy Bingham is now chief irish scout and P. Boyle former Everton player now free agent will also join.

  Burnley rumors

lafferty will go to Rangers or Celtic, Rangers are willing to offer £5 million with Celtic offering the same and riorden.

coyle will up his bid for patterson to £750 k.

Jamie ashdown will sign from Pompey for £1 million and Tommy Lee will sign on a free from Macclesfield.

kiraly will leave for £350 k.

  I heard that anyukov from st Petersburg was at Evertons ground for a medical

  During the last week or so, a friend close to Sunderland has seen many faces entering the stadium and leaving, he also know the defensing coach at Sunderland and tells me this


1. Aiden McGeady

2. Nicky shorey

3. Dean Ashton

4. jimmy bullard

5. James Vaughan – depending on jo signing for Everton

6. also rumour has it Keane will smash record bod of £12 million for Gordon by attempting to sign Fiorentina hitman adrian Mutu who refused a new four year contract last week at his club for £16 million.

7. Steve Sidwell


1. russel Anderson

2. Darren ward

3. Andy cole

4. dwight yorke to be offered coaching role

5. rade prica

6. liam Miller

7. Paul McShane?

8. stan varga

9. Grant leadbitter/Dean whithead Keane likes both but may have to lose one because of Sidwell and bullard.

  Aberdeen FC Rumours


Gary McDonald – Oldham Free

Michael Stewart – Hearts Free

Sammy Stewart – Glenavon £50,000

Betrand Bossu – Walsall Free

Derek Riordan – Celtic £650,000

Stuart Duff – Dundee United Free

Sefanja Davids – Feyenoord Free

Steven Watt – Swansea Free


Barry Nicholson – Nottingham Forest Free

Richie Byrne – Free

Steve Lovell – Kilmarnock Free

Dan Smith – Free

Dave Bus – Free

Derek Soutar – Free

  Leicester City FC

This is not a rumour as it is fact:

A contract offer was given to and accepted by Paul Ince, the press conference will be held on Friday at midday.

A new contract will be issued to Alan Sheehan, promoting him to captain and a contract will be offered to Elvis Hammond while a bid is placed for Chris O'Grady. Ince has stated that these players will be crucial to the development of a league winning side as he plans to place the emphasis on youth, set pieces and speed.

  To the Liverpool fans who think that Kenwyne Jones is going there, DREAM ON.

He has been quoted in saying he wants to stay with Sunderland and help us push up the league, he has also said he has not proved anything at all for the praise he has been getting so just forget about signing him.

I have it on good authority that Sunderland will be signing the following:

Jonny Evans (Man U) £5 Mill

Danny Simpson (Man U) Loan

Kevin Doyle (Reading) £6 – £7 Mill

Stephen Hunt ( Reading) £ £5 million

There is also a possobility that we will be talking to Liverpool's Jermain Pennant over a £7 Million transfer.

  Kris Commons has failed his medical at Derby and so at the moment, he looks like he will be without a club unless he has surgery on his hamstring.

Earnshaw has agreed terms with Forest and they are waiting until June first to unveil him along with Paul Anderson on loan from Liverpool.

Paul Ifil was at the City Ground for an informal chat with Calderwood today (Weds) as well and it is unclear yet as to whether he will be offered a move from Crystal Palace.

Deon Burton could also be on the move from Sheff Wednesday for around £500 k before Forest start to look at defenders.

It seems like Nyatanga wants to be a Derby player and does not want to move to Forest, so Calderwood has listed Rui Marques and Frazer Richardson from Leeds as his main targets.

Konstantopolous could still come to Forest, but he needs to prove his fitness first, otherwise there could be a shock move for Kasey Keller from Fulham as they recently signed Mark Schwarzer.

  Stoke are interested in buying Louis Saha from Man United and are also keen about Sunshuke Nakumura from Celtic.

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Paul Jewell, manager of Derby County will look to rebuild his strike force with the purchase of Quincy Owusu Abeyi.

The former Arensal hit–man is being lined up to partner Nathan Ellington due to Derby being priced out of a move for Blackburns Jason Roberts.

Jewell sees Abeyi as a similar talent to Roberts and feels the 2 will work well together to fire Derby to prmotion at the first attempt.

Also look out for an ambitious bid for Aruna Dindane and Robbie Fowler.

The man in the know KBB

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  Just heard Ivan Campo has failed a medical at Hull

  Jonathan Greening could snub Rangers in favour of a move to Fulham in a deal that will see Kamara return to the Hawthorns. 100 percent true, Frank Skinner told me.

  Hearts FC

A source within Tynecastle has informed me that Vladimir Romanov has held discussions with Skonto Riga coach Paul Ashworth about becoming the new manager. Ashworth is a 38 year old Englishman who has been managing in the Baltics for the last six years, while also having a short spell at Russian side Rostov as Director of Football and manager. Ashworth who never played professionally, wants an opportunity of managing in the UK and the fact he speaks fluent Russian does his chances no harm. The source also said that Ashworth is meeting Romanov again in Lithuania during the first week of June.

  Marseille, Liverpool and Arsenal are interested in signing Lyon's Hatem Ben Arfa who was dropped from the French National side.

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  For those of you who need help with translation

Any rumour that starts – "now let me make this clear once and for all – here are the facts" – this means that the sender is 12 and making it all up – hopes for instance that Torres will not be seduced by Abramovich's money but has no idea really.

What have I heard – well not much as I am not Peter Kenyons electrician nor Rafas cleaner – but

Foster is going nowhere – Sir Alex thinks he is the lng term answer so will not let him go anywhere, especially for the £2 million – £3 million that some twit said – how do I know – he is going on hols with Richard Lee

Why has not Earnshaw to Forest or Blades been announced – because he is part of the Ellington deal – Watford doing a medical Friday

Why will not Modric sign for Everton – because he plays for Tottenham now

Davenport to Watford agreed loan until Dec – money for a permanent deal agreed – Watford keen about Etherington too and may allow Macanuff to go to Hammers with Watford getting £1 million

Shittu injured – unlikely to go anyhere until early August

Hoskins to Forest is in doubt – back problem – could be given another chance at the vic instead

DJ Campbell will only go to Watford if he is driving to London airport. – £2 million – what are you smoking?

Kabba to Preston – deal close

Eagles to Watford – close

Howard to Watford – Priskin + £1.5 million – both sides want the deal but Howard not keen about southern huse prices

Helguson deal close – wages is the hold up

Volz to Watford – agreed – depends on.

Doyley to Stoke – probable but Pulis wants to pay less than £1 million and Boothroyd thinks he is worth that

Hope helpful

  HEARTS Rumours

Vlad, wants JJ BACK as a Hearts figurehead with another Hearts man not Billy Brown, who prefers the wee team down Leith, ROBBO and JJ could be the surprise dream team, with,

Paul Ritchie as reserve team coach, also Graeme Souness, still in the picture, as Director of Football. plenty players leaving Kingston Berra Stewart. Miko, chesney, Elliott, Driver, Basso, ConsAlves, Wallace, Nade, most of these guys overpayed Sunday pub team players no better than we see at the local park. GWD


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