Football Rumours Archive July 02 2007


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Ipswich Town

The suffolk side are keen to spend money on the team, with 3 key signings this week following recieving 2.8 million from Darren Bents move to Tottenham.

The Blues could finalise a season long loan deal for Jamie Forrester from Lincoln.

Izale McLeod could complete a 1. 375 million move from MK Dons once a medical has been completed. Finally Town have agreed an undislosed fee for Yeovils Chris Cohen although personal terms have yet to be agreed.

Alan Brazil is also this week set to be named Director of football, after weeks of talks. Brazil is said to be delighted with his new role. He said "im delighted with my new role".

Rumours of moves for Elvis Hammond and Peter Thorne have been denied by the club, but they did confirm they expect to have 3 new players on board by the end of the week.


 Smith for 4 million

Jagielka for 4 million

NOW the others are:

Riquelme loan

Fernandes loan

Young 3 million

Richardson 2 million

And some young ones.

YES there is truth in the Riquelme one.

Blue since Two


 Arsenal will bow out of the race for Carlos Tevez as the fee demanded is to high.

Now Thierry Henry has joined FC Barcelona Samuel Eto'o wants to stay so forget about any deal there.

With his future in doubt Arsene Wenger plans to add only for the long term future then to buy big so do not expect any major signings.

A possible bid for Yoann Gourcuff of around 6–8 million would depend on the player's 1st team chances at Milan this coming season.


 Norwich could re–sign Elvis Hammond from Leicester as cover for Jamie Cureton and Chris Brown. City will also tie up a £800,000 deal for Celtics David Marshall this week, and attempt to sign Freddy Eastwood from Southend, although Eastwood prefers a move to Wolves.

On the way out of Norwich soon though will be Jason Shackell to Wolves and Lee Croft to Wigan once fees have been agreed.


 If you go on the Manchester United website, mikael Silvestre is not in the team photo for the new home kit


 Aston Villa are all set to make a double raid on London this week, with West Ham's Nigel Reo Coker set to sign for a fee of £7–9 Mill. Villa boss Martin O'Neill will also sign right winger Shaun Wright–Phillips from Chelsea for £10 Mill + £2 Mill in add–ons. Expect the deals to be completed before or on Thursday.


 David Murray is furious at Bordeaux for denying them the chance to sign Faubert. So, he will use the £5.5 million that was on the table to increase their bids for Cueller, Naismith, Whittaker and make a big money bid for Alan Smith. Alan is exactly the player Walter is looking for as he's an all action forward and can play on the right side of midfield a problem position for Rangers recently. Add in the fact that it is an ambition of Smith's to play for Rangers and you've got a signing that will bring the Scottish Premier League back to Ibrox

I'm the man who knows the plan



 Rangers stiker Kris Boyd has recently moved into the house next door to me and I have had a few conversations with him over the garden fence. Considering he is a Rangers player he is surprisingly a fairly reasonable guy. He was telling me that as much as he loves playing for Rangers he believes that he may be getting sold before the transfer window. His agent has advised him that Arsenal, Sunderland and Middlesbrough are interested. I have asked him about any potential new Rangers signings but he stated that players are usually the last to know about any transfers.


 Tom Soares of Crystal Palace could join Leicester City within the next week for a fee of around £1 million


 Shaun Wright Phillips to West Ham He had a medical this afternoon, and the deal will be announced in the morning.


 Wolves will sign 7 players and only 1 of these name as been mentioned and it is Matty Fryatt of Leicester City. he will join on a 1 million deal that could rise to 2.5 million if Wolves gain promotion.


 Believe it or not Arsenal does have an healthy transfer budget. Arsenal targets are a right back centre back two wingers and one forward. the right back being bakari Sagna, centre back being Curtis Davies the wingers being ricardo Quaresma and chiende ogbuke and the forward being Martins or Tevez. if aresenal sign Tevez it will be on loan. I am a very reliable source and these are the realitic transfer targets. Arsenal will get additional funds from the sale of Henry, Reyes, Flamini and maybe Senderos. Arsene Wenger will only stay if Arsenal win something prestigious. i.e Premier League, champions league or fa cup.


 Forget the rumours about anelka going back to Manchester City, expect Michael Owen and Yakubu to be the main forwards at eastlands, eriksson is also expected to recruit motta, Reo Coker, matt taylor, sami hypia and poulsen with corradi, dickov and dabo all leaving


 Liverpool will follow up Torres with Simao from Benfica expected this week INTHEKNOW


 Delron Buckley is coming to Reading. Some fat bloke down the pub told me.


 Reading are close to bringing home local lad and Crystal Palace midfielder Tom Soares to the club in the next week or so. The clubs have agreed a fee, and it is thought that terms are not far off being agreed.


 It looks likely that Hearts are going to buy pinilla's 50% from Inter Milan for 750k and sign bojan on loan as FC Barcelona see the Scottish Premier League a good place for youths


 Jagialka, Nugent, Koumas all to sign for Everton with Van der meyde and Beattie Making Way. So sorry to all those sad Bubble blowers who said "100% true." Cahill, Arteta and Johnson coming to live a life of squallor push for promotion" Try pinching players from teams that are worse than you next time.


 Leioester will make 7 more signings with all the transfer listed players leaving during the next week and also leaving will be Fryatt and stearman with forest and Wolves there most likely destinatons as stated in another rumour which I am confirming.


 Rumour has it that Liverpool are going to sign the following

Coming in:

Mancini £15 mil

Torres £27 million

dani Alves around £10 million Rafa will not spend more than that for him

Milito £5–10 million cover for Carra and Agger

going out:

Cisse marseille

Garcia Atletico

Zenden PSV

Fowler gone maybe the USA

Bellamy Blackburn/ West Ham/ Aston villa

Remember you heard here 1st from the one and only Mr L


 Just heard from a good source that Torres is having his breakfast at the Marriot hotel in Liverpool today (Sunday). As always this is just a rumour, but if true it would mean that Torres has cut his holiday short and would be finalising personal terms sooner rather than later.

I have to say though that even if this is not true, Torres looks almost certain to sign a four year deal at Anfield by the end of the week.



 Kevin Blackwell hopes to wrap up the signings of Darren Currie and Paul Peschisolido by Tuesday. Marvin Elliott has been offered a contract and has said that he will decide at some point in the next week. With regards to defenders Kevin Blackwell is trying his hardest to sign Clarke Carlisle from Watford but Plymouth are currently leading the chase. Blackwell has Chris Perry in mind if he cannot sign Carlisle.


 Everton Rumours

I'm a trainee grounds keeper at Goodison and I can confirm the Jagielka and Nugent deals will be completed end of next week. Also players that club are watching and hope to sign 1 if not 2 players are T Gravesen, J Jenas, A Smith, C Bellamy, J Defoe


 Burnley are in talks with Port Vale forward Leon Constantine over a free transfer. Now that Steve Cotterill has signed Albanian International Besart Berisha, he will move for a Albanian right back.


 Afternoon all.

Burnley will sign Stephen Jordan on a free tomorrow 100%.

The Clarets have also bid for Gregorz Rasiak. £1 million.


 Now that NCFC are very close to capturing David Strihavka and David Marshall, the Canaries will still be hopefull that Freddy Eastwood will still be joining Carrow Road to boost the clubs Promotion campaign, for around £2 million, + add–ons (similar to the now defunct Sharp deal) + maybe a player or two joining Southend on loan.

The signing of David Strihavka, and the possible signing of Freddy will surely dismiss any rumours that are that Bobby Zamora will join Norwich for £1. 75 million, as I am sure a number of Premier League clubs will be interested in him, + his wage demand may be too high for Norwich.

With Derby aiming to launch a £1 million bid for Dickson Etuhu, Norwich may be forced to strenghten their midfield area, instead of the defense in which I am sure Peter Grant would rather have strengthened, due to the large amount of goals City conceeded last season.

With the arrival of Jamie Cureton, David Strihavka, and possibly Freddy Eastwood, does this mean players such as Chris Brown and Deon Dublin are no longer needed? and that youngster Chris Martin will be loaned out; possibly as a part of the Freddy Eastwood deal to Southend? Also, youngster Joe Lewis may be sent on loan, after he will be back up for new arrivals David Marshall, and Matthew Gilks.


 Arsenal will sign Curtis Davies, Martins, Huunterlar and they will sell Reyes to Villeral for 11 million. Expect Theo Walcott to be a big part of the team and Toure future captain.


 Leicester will make several more signings in july they will be Lee bowyer, tom soares, Stephen clemence and Kris commons for there midfield, Todorov and j–d job for there strikeforce and Alex morfaw for defense. if Queens Park Rangers complete the signings of Henderson then expect lcfc to offer Roy Carroll a contract as allen does not think logan can cut it in the championship this season.



Portsmouth to sign:

cluade Makelele

alan smith

john utaka

Allou Diarra


David Nugent

leaving will be:

Richard Hughes (free prob leicster to region Milan)

Todorov (leicter to regoin Milan mandric)

Kanu (Ajax)

i know that supporters of Chelsea, Manchester City, Everton, Bolton, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Newcastle and probably West Ham fans will not believe anything I have said, but you will see, next year Portsmouth FC will raise up and show that us southern fairys can beat all you nothern monkeys, and we will show why we are the best team in the south.



 Jermaine Defoe will be a West Ham player at the end of week,, He don`t want to move out of London and The Hammers is the only way out of the Spuds


 Hull city are to sell 3 players which will be daryl Duffy, Dean marney and Samuel ricketts. this will help fund juninho's and Henrik pedersons wages. also Hull will give some yputh players a chance to prove themselves.



Noble will leave West Ham if faubert deal is finalised, joining his Under-21 companion leroy lita at the royals next season.

Reading also in talks with digard (le havre) but high contract demands may freeze the royals out.


 Any 1 got any info on Blackburn transfers or the apparrant takeover ?


 Micky c man you are going to sell Rossi to parma

Pique is staying

and man. you can play Anderson up front


 I have heard that Lee Cook will complete his dream move to the Premier League with Reading. This is after Steven Hunt leaves for Blackburn Rovers after Royals turned down his recent request for another improved contract. He was rewarded with a new deal in January but has since decided he's even more important and this does not sit well within the camp.

Steve Coppell is apparently also after a forward and Delron Buckley and Michael Chopra have been subject of recent enquiries.


 Marseille starlet, and far better player than franck Ribery was for L'OM, young samir Nasri will be a target for AC Milan as they hope to team up "mini zizou" (Yoann Gourcuff) with Samir, a once in a generation talent.


 Anyone know whether West ham have accepted the bid from Liverpool for Benyouan.


 Can anyone tell me what isgoing on at Villa?



 Afc Bournemouth rumours:

Graham Kavanagh to sign from Sunderland for £85000.

Teddy Sheringham contemplating a move to AfcB.

Darren Currie, Ipswich, looking to move to AfcB on a free.

Don Hutchison ex Coventry, also said to be looking to move to AfcB on a free.


 Liverpool to make bid for Romanian International Chivu. It is believed that Benitez's 1st choice centre back target Gabi Milito will be signing for FC Barcelona.

Benitez also keeping an eye on Spanish International Left Back Pernia.


 I have heard through a very good source that Liverpool's Mark Gonzalez will be moving on a one year loan deal (with option to buy) to Atletico Madrid as part of Torres' transfer.


 Preston north end will be busy during the transfer window with some good signings. firstly they will sign izale McLeod for 1.5 million. this may be done next week it is not a certain but is a good chance. secondly they will sign Kris commons. they will sign him on a free as he is out of contract and has been a target for a long while. he will come as part of a deal that will see naython tyson come to Preston aswell with Kelvin wilson going to forest as part of the deal. they have a slight chance of signing thomas graverson. he has been linked with a number of championship clubs but simpson is very interested. Scott Sinclair on loan from Chelsea. another loan signing is Chris eagles. people heading out of pne will be Nugent West Ham, Kelvin wilson forest. but shaun stledger will not be going to West Brom and has stated he wants to stay at pne.


 Martins could be leaving SJP possibly for the Emirates. How do we know? Viduka has not been given a shirt number and is waiting to see whether Martins' No. 9 shirt will be vacant.

Also expect Palace to not sign any (needed) forwards this season due to the emergence of England U17 starlet Victor Moses. He pwns Lewis Grabban.

Liverpool will bid for Atletico's Ignacio Camacho after finalizing the Torres deal, with Benitez very keen on the young midfielder.



 Derby will continue there spending and raid NOrwich for 2 more players. These will be Etuhu for 1 million and Croft for 2 million. Norwich will replace these with Lee bowyer and Shaun Newton. Andrew


 LCFC: I go to college at freemans park (near walkers stadium) I was on my lunch and Danny Murphy walked into Morrisons Why else would he be in Leicester if he was not in talks with the club.


 Tevez to join Liverpool on a year long loan with an option to buy after 6 months. Bellamy and Sissoko will join WHU for seoson long loan and they will have an option to buy Bellamy after 6 months.


 (quote) Julien Faubert will sign for Tottenham before this Wednesday. (/ quote)

ha ha you said you had a good source, obviously not.

I am pontus magnusson's (son of) translator

expect a certain Mascherano back in east London.

also: Riquelme and a bid for Luke moore

Tevez to stay if Riquelme joins.

alexander farnerud could also be joining to replace boa morte who has not cut it at upton park.

not sure who else will be coming in but Reo Coker and Benayoun are the only two definatly set to leave.


 I would like to confirm that Martin allen will make 4 signings on Monday with tom soares, jospeh–desire job and Todorov being three of them


 nufc news

Hi, I havn't wrote before but I am a close friend of Peter Ramage and grew up with him. Along with David Rozenhal more defenders will be brought in this summer. Habib Beye (£2–2.5 million) is a done deal and will be revealed through the week, along with Geremi on a free. Edmilson deal is also close to complete with talks ongoing. One more deal will be finalised though I am not sure who yet.


 Liverpool have made contact with Reggina over the availability of forward Rolando Bianchi.

Bianchi, 24, was one of the big revelations of last season's Serie A campaign and he has been linked with AC Milan and Juve.

It's emerged that on Friday talks between Reggina and Napoli for Bianchi stalled after Liverpool made an approach for the prolific forward.

Another great spot be Rafa, this I'd is damned impressive, looks like Garcia has agreed his move to Athletico, 3 more signings after Torres will be Johnson from Manchester City, Tevez (probable) and a winger. Notice Le Tallec has been given another chance.


 Do some people not follow the actual news

Billy Sharp will not be signing for Norwich or Leicester he has signed for the Blades

Clarke Carlisle will not sign for Plymouth for £125k nothing will happen till Danny Shittu issue sorted minimum value for Carlisle if sold will be £500k.

Freddy Eastwood will not sign for Derby / Wolves Norwich or Leicester as he has already agreed to join Watford.

Leon Barnett will be a Watford player by the time the season starts £1.5 million + Carlisle if Shittu stays and £2 million cash if he does not.

West Ham will not sign anyone significant until relegation is confirmed then they will offload high earners Neill / Tevez / Reo Choker / Mears are confirmed leavers and Etherington wants to go to Norwich to be nearer family. Hammers will sign Jeffers (650k) and Neal Alexander (free)

Wolves are frustrated by inability to attract quality and MM is now prepared to consider more achievable targets Elliott (750k) from Sunderland and Duberry (500k) Reading are his preferences. Morgans money will allow a £250k bid for Crow but Peterborough want 400k and Wolves will struggle to raise this much £1.5 million is the top of the budget.

The Jagielka issue is sorted the legal view that reinstatement is very likely now means that Sheffield will increase his wages to £20k per week. They will take Kewell from Liverpool and are close to a foriegn keeper. Robson wants Heskey and Gravesen and £6 million will get them both and this is well within budget.

Martins to Arsenal is not on the Toon want Lyunberg and £10 million and Wenger is not keen Huntelaar at £13 million seems most likely now. Big Sam will take £10 for Owen (Manchester United) if Martins stays and he will take Anelka to play with Martins £4 million + Ameobi or £7 million is the deal I hear.

Sven has £25 million to spend he wants Shaun Wright–Phillips (£10 million) + Koumas (£6 million) a foriegn defender (£5 million) + Bellamy (£7.5 million) imagine that pace. Sale of players will make up the balance.

Derby are not prepared to break their record again for Shittu but £3 million will succeed the final elements to the Derby squad will be in centre midfield / right back Sean Davis and Tye Mears are close to done deals.

Big outstanding question is Sheva Cheeky Milan only want to pay £15 million and that is half what they got last year so expect moanio to cut his nose off to spite his face and keep him.

Preston want Carlton Cole and with Nugent off can afford him at £2 million expect them to also try for Kenny Miller (1.5 million) and Ismael Miller (£1 million)

Cardiff want Darius Henderson to plat alongside Chopra expect a bank busting final bid of £1.5 million.

Plymouth have lost out on Sinclair expect him to check in at the baggies on a 6 month deal and word on the street is Ben Sahar to Palace for a year. Charlton will take Danny Murphy and Wayne Routledge for a total of £2.5 million which is good business Rommedahl is off to Spain somewhere.

Reading will take 2 French based players and Lita is staying despite the fact that he is homesick all of the time. Villa will go double Dutch before too long do not have names but a forward and a midfielder I hear. Fulham will get Kamara and Baird but Helguson will leave (Bristol City £800k)

The man who knows


 Plymouth Argyle could make a double raid on Southend United for their highly rated right back Simon francis and speedy right winger jamal campbell–ryce. both expected to join for around 600k for the pair. the bids for Premier League youngsters I know for a fact include Manchester City forward daniel sturridge but the new thai owner wants to see his squad and see who needs and does not need, other offers are for ben Sahar and Scott Sinclair who both look more likely to sign. The Clarke Carlisle rumour is true as is the moses ashikodi one but Watford want Freddy Eastwood which could see moses move to Southend. Argyle are also interested in Aaron Davies from Yeovil but I do not know if they will make a bid but he has been watched as has Nicky maynard form Crewe but they are reluctant to sell having already sold Luke Varney to Charlton. One name that has not been mentioned is David Healy who argyle have bid around 800k for, there was people saying that they had bid for Richard cresswell but that is untrue. expect some signings this week from argyle which will include Kevin gallen and one other player hopefully signing on wedsneday, the rumours about the nigerian forward are true that he has been watched but no bid has yet been made, he wants to travel to England to have a look around first.


 Norwich are closing in on a deal for Marshall believed to be 700k. Also Grant is targeting a swoop for Leicester City's pair Elivs hammond and Alan maybury, Grant believes they will had versitality to his squad as they can play in more than 1 position. Grant is also interested in adding flare to his squad by adding a few Eastern European players.


 Ipswich want to sign Francis jeffers from Blackburn using funds from the Darren Bent also they will target Riordan aswell as a loan deal for young Manchester United pair ben amos and fabian brandy. Ipswich til I die


 Leicester will make a shock move for Christian vieri after atlanta refused to offer him a new contract.


 To the guy who said:

"With FC Barcelona already having signed Henry, Abidal and Y. Toure expect them to raid Arsenal for Yaya Toure's brother Kolo.

I'm simply passing on a rumour, I know it sounds far–fetc.hed but who knows? "

There is about an 80% truth behind this as both Kolo and Yaya have stated they would like to play together at club level. Not just international. FC Barcelona to offer 8 million + Motta as he has been told he can leave. Good Rumour keep it up


 There are rumours surrounding the exit of Peter grant from Norwich as he is unhappy about the price that Earnshaw left to go to Derby (3.5 million). Also delia was unsure about the re–signing of Jamie Cureton which could possibly seal Peter Grants fate if he does not get a suitable replacement for Earnshaw in.


 Derby want to sign Matty Fryatt from Leicester to play alongside easnshaw as Davies believes howard is not Premier League standard


 Now that Norwich have signed 2 forwards in Jamie Cureton and David Strihavka, Peter Grant will be looking to strengthen his defense, especially in the centre back positions. Grant will bring back Callum Davenport on loan with the option to buy him, as well as bringing back former Norwich promising favourite, Darren Kenton, who has been placed on the transfer list by Martin Allen at Leicester FC.

However, despite signing 2 new forwards, Grant will still try and sign Freddy Eastwood to the club, as he only regards Chris Brown and Dion Dublin as back–ups if NCFC get any injuries. Also, as part of the Fredy Eastwood deal, Norwich's promising forward Chris Martin will join Southend on a seasons long loan with fellow youngster Joe Lewis.


 I have a reliable source from the Glazer family as I am American, the Pique offer will be dismissed but Rossi will leave for 7 million but if he makes it to international level Manchester United will be due another 2 million. 90% true.


 Chelsea will sign Malouda from Lyon and that will be confirmed with the capture of Fred also from lyon. Gary Haddon, G. y


 Martin Allen will raid former club Barnet for Dean Sinclair and Steven bailey. From the increasingly popular Gary haddon again


 Ex Doncaster manager Dave Penney, now manager of Darlington, is currently in talks to sign his ex–Doncaster player Sean Thornton.

Thornton is apparently eager to work with Penney again after many successful years prior with Doncaster. He also keen to move back to the North East where he enjoyed his time with Sunderland.


 Derby are not interested in Todorov even though they are showin a keen interest in lua–lua


 Man United.

Manchester United have secretly opened negotiations with Inter Milan for the purchase of Adriano for £17 million. Inter already have Ibrahimovic Crespo Suazo and are very keen on Tevez allowing for Adriano to move. Adriano is keen due to the Portuguese quartet (Nani, CR7, Anderson&Quieroz). SaF&Queroz feel they can get the best out of aAdriano. Glory Glory.


 Florent Malouda is expected to snub Liverpool and complete a move to Chelsea this week. This will signal the exit for Dutchman, Arjen Robben who was in contract negotiations but will now instead request a move to Real Madrid who have been tracking the winger for the past month.

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 Newcastle will this week sign eider gudjonson, Geremi, Edmilson, lassana Diarra and Wayne bridge but gefore the window closes big Sam will also sign habib beye and sami hypia

sam will sell Stephen Carr, celestine babayaro, albert Luque and shola ameobi


 Leeds United are interested in signing elvis hammond and rab douglas from Leicester in an offer believed to be 700k for the pair. Also wise will try sign Hughes for 300k from Norwich and karl duguid from the U's. Leeds will sell David Healy for 1.4 million to Wolves and Richard cresswell will join Colchester for 250k.


 Ince's 1st transfer duties will be to sell McLeod, platt, mcgovern to championship sides. however ince will make instant replacment signings and these will be elvis hammond if he does not join Ipswich, a shock signing of Henrik pederson and a midfielder from Hartlepool which as not been announced yet.


 Liverpool and Tottenham will both consider moves for Porto skipper, Lucho Gonzalez if they miss out on other targets.

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 Martin Jol is still keen on Martin Petrov.

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