Football Rumours Archive April 30 2008


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The Hammers will give curbishley another season to get them into Europe with a fit squad. if the Hammers do not finish in the 10th position this season however then curbishley will get the sack.

if this happens expect Martin Jol to be his replacement with a £3omill transfer budget to push for Europe. Curbs will only have £10 million as he has already spent enough on the players he wants

Di canio will definatley be coming in as assistant manager and will bring close friend luca toni with him

  Manchester City Rumours. Benjani and Vassell on thier way, no way back for Samaras (he will be missed will not he? ) Johnson possibly off to Liverpool.

Incoming will be Jo £17 million, Crouch £7 million and Shaun Wright–Phillips £7 million and possibly Riise for £3.5 million.

Do not forget Bojinov. Top drawer forward, watch him hit the ground at top speed in August.

Micah and Dunney to stay for at least another year as the know City are on the up.

Stick with Sven

Ben Kinder – City Til I Die.

  Walter Smith to pull out the stops this Summer after this years amazing turn around, he's to bring in some flair players and more fighting players.

Rino Gatusso 4 mil

Ivan Klasnic – Free

and wait for it

Ryan Giggs – Free

  As I stated in the January transfer window the release of Stubbs to Derby was a sweetener by Moyes to pave the way for Giles Barnes to come to Everton if Derby are relegated.

Now it is confirmed that they will be Carsley will also go there and Everton will sign Barnes in the Summer.

Manny Fernandes will be signed on a permanent deal as Carsley's replacement and Moyes will add to the midfield/forward options with Arshavin.

– – –Supa 1878– –

  Liam Lawrence to Celtic for £3 million. The Stoke man bored of being overlooked by the Rep of Ireland.

  Hammers news

to the the Hammers fans who said luca toni was at Upton Park with paolo di canio, please do some research.

toni was playing for a little team you may know called Bayern Munich so lets take the the Hammers goggles off.

however di canio does look set to join the coaching staff at Upton Park which will follow on with more big changes.

as Curbishley has been told to trim the squad but add quality expect around 10 players to go.







boa morte



shall be sold with a

left back: nickey shorey free

center/right back: Wes Brown free

center mid: Sidwell or bullard or hamsik or emana

left mid: drenthe or Mata or Downing

forward: toni or Crouch or johnson

  I'm not going to pretend I am Arsene Wengers cleaner or his wifes toyboy.

It just seems increasingly likely that Robinho is heading for the Emirates. it makes perfect sense. We missed out a couple of years ago, now he is not being picked every game he is looking for a transfer. and we play similar football to Real Madrid.

to add he is best friends with Gilberto, who said he loved Arsenal but has to leave. so he will push him along.

keep this story in mind.

  I have read a few rumours from today and I can see the fear running down the faces of Villa fans about Barry.

Fact is, he will be wearing a Liverpool shirt next season. Stevie G is one of his longest standing friends and has been tempting Barry away on a daily basis. Villa will be in the bottom half of the table again next season anyway and Barry wants Champions League football.

Liverpool In:

Barry (AV)

Bentley (BR)

Zarate (Brummies)

And some youngsters for the reserves and future first team.

  Sunderland are looking to swoop for the trio of Matthew Taylor and Kevin Nolan and Jimmy Bullard

cambiasso and leScott to Arsenal in the Summer. my Dad is best mates with pat rice. IN ARSENE WE TRUST

My best freinds cousins auntie is the mum of Joe hart and he fancies a move to the Hammers DONT KNOW WHY

Keegan to spend big with Diego for 20–25 million, Fernando Amorebieta for £15 million, Christoph Metzelder for £10 million, David Bently for 10–15 million and Aiden Mgeady for 10–15 mil.

Henry Just seen, being driven into Anfield Hopefully confirming Rumours he will be joining us in the Summer.

  Heard that Stevie G is off to FC Barcelona or Real Madrid hope it ain't true but it's what I have heard, apparently raffas quittin and mourinio bringin Lampard with him.


With it looking more than likely that Flamini and Hleb will leave, watch as Arsene makes a move for Samir Nasri.

He will replace Hleb as the tricky playmaker but with more goals in him.

Barry not for Arsenal, Diaby would move into preferred central role backed up by Gilberto.

No more forwards just a good solid centre back.

AW was keen about Richards but his off field antics have curtailed a move. Chivu is on the radar definitely, could be announced in next three weeks.

  DIC will eventually take over Liverpool and in the Rafa will get unlimited transfer money. This is what Rafa is going to do.

In– Lahm, Alves, barry, pandev, Aguero, young,

Out– Carson, Riise, Aurelio, Finnan, Pennant, Alonso, Voronin, Kuyt

  news from the lane.

Tottenham will not sign

Adriano, niemi, maresca, juanito, mcgeady, kameni, tel Ben Haim (want's first team football and would never get it at the lane) and eto'o, we could not afford his wages.

players poss in at the lane.

villa – with berba's ever pending move to Madrid Villa will move to the lane. as we posted about the money being transfered from the Madrid bank straight in to the bank of Valencia.

BENTLEY was seen in puma gear over the week–end, nothing wrong with that but funny how it was taken in the SAME PLACE AND TIME as the Tottenham players were doing photo shoot's with their new puma kits

left midfield will be taken by either pranjic or capel

centre midfield, Tottenham will look to add possibly two from three? krancjar, Gattuso or tiago other mover's should be Aaron ramsey, Joe Lewis and jonny hawson from Leeds.

as for Robbie moving to Everton simply will not happen. he loves live at the lane and life in hadley wood (where he lives) how do I know I work for the charity which works against what his father died from

and Ledley "THE" king moving to ar5ena1. you have more chance of ar5ena1 being led out next season by Elvis riding shergar

oh and one more barry will sign unfortunatly for Chelsea (do not undrstand as he too was a boy hood spur– much prefer him to go to the puddlers)

please enjoy the read

  Sotirios kyrgiAkos to Arsenal free transfer. personal terms agreed. goonerboy

  Arsenal Done Deals pre–contract Agreements.

Kamel Ghilas, Vitoria Guimaraes £3 million and Nikolai Dimitrov, Levski Sofia £2 million.

  1) Modric to Tottenham 100 percent signed on Friday fro rising fee of £20 million (he will flop)

2) Bentley to Liverpool 100 percent trust me £15 mill

3) Robinho to Newcastle 70 percent he has been unsuccessful for Madrid and Keegan says he's bringing a big name. Madrid want to get rid looking at £15 million, he will be suprisingly awesome in the Premier League.

4) Chelsea try to sign Kaka but Mourinho will be managing Milan by next season and so Kaka will stay in Milan.

5) Chelsea will instead sign Berbatov with Drogba leaving for Madrid, Drogba will cost £13 million and Berbatov will cost £24 mill

6) Aston Villa will sign Steve Finnan for £1 million

7) Aston Villa will sign Foster on loan all next season

8) Arsenal will sign Ribery with the money from the Hleb sale for £16 mill

9) Finally Henry will be re–singed by A Wenger for £10 million so Arsenal still made a profit on him.

10) United will sign Huntelaar from Ajax for £10 mill

11) United to sign McGeady from Celtic for £10 million.

12) Liverpool to sign Barry for £15 million only if Alonso leaves for Spain for around the same price.

13) Manchester City to sign D Bent for £8 million from Tottenham

14) Manchester City to re–sign Wright–Phillips for £12 million from Chelsea

15) D Villa to Inter for £17 mill

16) Hleb to Inter for £15 mill

17) Flammini to Milan £free

18) Silva from Valencia to Liverpool for £10 mill

19) Riise to Portsmouth for £7 mill

20) Carson to Stoke City on loan

21) Kewell to the Hammers for free

22) Quaresma to Chelsea for £18 mill

23) Cudicini to Milan for £1 mill

24) Pander to Liverpool for £6 mill

25) R Dunne to Newcastle for £12 mill

26) Lucio to Manchester City for £12 million (great business by Sven)

Theres plenty more just ask Oli 100 percent

  Sunderland staying up will again spur Keane into the market to strengthen for next season, going after Jonny Evans on a permanent basis, and a suprise move for Nakamura from Celtic. He will also move for Forlan but it is highly doubtful he will come

  I have heard from a good source that Liverpool FC have agreed deals with the following:

David Bentley–12 million

Phillip Degan–Free

Wilson Palacios–5 million

Joe Ledley–4 million

Aaron Ramsey–3 million+ El Zhar

The biggest signing coming to anfeild is Sergio Aguero–20 million + Peter Crouch + Jermaine Pennant

  I am sorry to dissolution all you people who love a certain football management game and who all rave about Rafinha–Schalke right back. He has to all in Germany been a major dissapointment. Injury prone, light weight, and yet to addapt. In Germany many papers are speculating that he may go back on loan to Sao Paulo with a view to a permanent move.

To all you Sprus fans this is my oppinion for next season. Ramos will bring over many Spannish and foreign players– South Americans etc. but I do not think they will settle and if Ramos sells as expected the English contingent –Lennon, Robinson et al. the club will be facing mid table at best. remember Tottenham fans it is only recently that you have had two good seasons in a row.

Chelsea will not go wild as expected but will sign in my oppinion the following players–

Phillip Lahm– Left Back

Samual Et'oo– dissalutioned with Barce

+ a few youngsters

Newcastle to sign a few players–




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Newcastle are a shambles right now and they must keep up the good work and push on to the proper side of the table.

Also this will be the most active transfer window for clubs outside the top 4– remember the new sponsorship deal comes in. Expect the newly promoted clubs to spend compaarative huge sums of money compared to their peers in prior uears.

All very exciting as Man United will not make any major signings apart from Tevez.


  To the person that said that if Valencia are relegated then Tottenham will sign David Villa for what could be as little as '£5 mill':

What makes you think that not one other club will be willing to pay over that for him?

I'm pretty sure that a TOP club would be able to pay substantially more and offer him better wages and European football. Tottenham are not a top club.

Man. United to strengthen the full–back positions– Philip Lahm is a possibility but they could lose out to FC Barcelona.

  After a troublesome time at Athletico Madrid, Sanz Luis Garcia, formely of Liverpool will move to Juve.

= v1=

  I collect American art for a major English football club board member. Owen to Liverpool: No Podolski to Liverpool: Possible

Alonso to leave: No Rafina to Liverpool: Likely

Barry to Liverpool: Possible Crouch to leave: Not likely Huntelaar to Liverpool: Possible

  With Lehmann leaving Arsenal, Arsene will be on the look out for a new keeper and strongly wants Ben Foster from Man United. Arsene believes Ben is the type of keeper suited to Arsenal and has already bid £8 million for him, but Man United asked for £12 million. I know this because my Dad is friends with Pat Rice and he told me,

  I was behind a black Bentley continental this morning with the reg 'D1CKV' on the A47 southern bypass heading towards Carrow Road.

He (Paul Dickov) is out of contract at Manchester City.

  ARSENAL. While visiting Munich I went for a tour of the Allianz Arena, and also to watch Bayern. This was a few weeks ago but I found out something very interesting. The assistants in the gift shop were taking down huge pictures of Lucio as apparently the club are resigned to losing him in the Summer. When talking to the club officials pitch–side, they were all certain about one thing, and this is that Arsenal have been the only club to make contact in January and up until now. It could well be the case that Wenger chose to have faith in his defense in January, but now that faith is lost he will go back for Lucio. I also found out that Arsenal scout Steve Rowley has been on the special admission list 3 times since March. Makes me wonder anyway. In Other rumours, Flamini to leave, Hleb to stay (after his comments to mail on Sunday about next season with Arsenal). Also if Henry returns to the Premier League, it would only be for Arsenal. The interview was on football focus on Sunday.

  Tottenham Rumours.

After signing luka modric from Dinamo Zagreb Ramos will move quick on the announcement that Ronaldinho will not be at FC Barcelona next year a bid of around £18 million is expected to be made to get the Brazilian superstar. Berbatov will be sold in the Summer for around £35 million to internazionale as a replacement for the Chelsea bound Zlatan Ibrahimovic Tottenham also to buy another CB, LM, CM, GK, These players are likely to be:

Amelia–livorno–8 million

Diaz–Getafe–11 million

Maresca–seville–4 million

Santana–Fiorentina–8 million.

  Liverpool boss Benitez is looking to sign the following:

David Silva (20 million)

Aidan Mcgeady (10 million)

Gabriel Heinze (5.5 million)

Steve Harper (500 k)

Leaving will be:

Harry Kewell (free)

Scott Carson (5 million)

Yossi Benayoun (5 million)

Andrey Voronin (1 million)

John Arne Riise (5 million)

Charles Itjande (3 million)

Danny Guthrie (2.5 million)

Sebastian Leto (2.5 million)

Rafa feels he can trust the likes of Hobbs, Plessis, Insua, Spearing and Nemeth to be fringe members of the squad to take over from the likes of Leto and Voronin

  Thierry Henry will be at AVfc 2008/09, as will Brad Guzen, Milner, and a surprise Forsele from across the City.

  Alan mcgregor to Arsenal not Tottenham. £5–9 million.

Rangers Ins will include Gomis of St. Etienne, forward, 22, who has been pipped as "new" Drogba. Klasnic from Werder also a dead certain. Rangers also hope to purchase Davies of Fulham, but he may prefer a move to another English club. Kenny Miller's name has popped up a few times, but I hope to god that he does not come back.

  I have links with a top british agent and have been told the following are likely in the Summer:

Robbie Keane to Liverpool 12.75 million, he is tired of not playing Champions League and feels it is time to move on.

Robinho to Arsenal £14 million, Wenger tried to sign him from Santos and will get his man due to the recent form of Robben.

Jeremy Menez to Arsenal 7.75 million, If Hleb goes to Inter, Arsene will make a move for the talented French winger

Jerome Leroy to Tottenham free, Ramos has agreed a deal to take the experienced midfielder on as cover on an initial one year contract

  Everton are looking at signing the following players to help get Everton to break into the top 4:

Arshavin (8 million)

Kallstrom (8 Mill)

Gourcuff (7 Mill)

Huntelaar (14 Mill)

Van Der Vaart (15 Mill)

Everton will sign two of the above, aswell as offloading several players including Van Der Meyde, Ruddy (loan – Preston), Johnson, and Valente.

  Liverpool will for after of some skilled players in the Summer, players like ilsinho (shaktar), valdivia (palmeiras), neri cardozo (boca juniors), Marcelo moreno (cruzeiro), belluschi (olympiacos) and Bentley (Blackburn) all have been watched by Liverpool scouts.

  Liverpool Transfer rumours.

LFC ins:

(WF/MF) Jorge Valdivia – £17 mill

(WF/CF) Marcelo Moreno – £12 mill

(RB/RMF) Ilsinho – £7 mill

(RB) Philipp Degen – Free

LFC outs:

(GK) Carson – £8 mill

(GK) Itandje – £4 mill

(RB) Finnan – £2 mill

(LB) Riise – £6 mill

(MF) Guthrie – £3 mill

(WF) Benayoun – £7 mill

(WF) Kewell – Free

(CF) Voronin – £3 mill

  Newcastle United Rumours

I have been told the following deals are almost certainties –


Nzogbia to Portsmouth – £7 million

Carr to Everton – nominal

Duff to Sunderland – £5 million

Rozenthal to HSV – £2 million


Mladen Petric (Dortmund)

Steven Dufour (Standard)

Jimmy Bullard (Fulham)

Steve Sidwell (Chelsea)

Jefferson Farfan (PSV)

Richard Dunne (Manchester City)

Expect most of these players to be signed up by the end of July. The Premier League based players head the list. Farfan will be bought to replace the outgoing Duff and Nzogbia. Dufour and Petric are back up players.


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