Football Rumours Archive August 30 2006


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Reyes is on his way to Real Madrid, not Atletico, with Baptista coming this way. Atletico can't afford Reyes, and Baptista had a high transfer fee into Madrid so Arsenal won't feel as though they've lost anything with a straight-up. It WILL happen, and will happen soon.Charlton News - M. Bent will sign for Brum for £1.75m and Holland will join Sunderland for £875k, also Ashton will go out on loan. Dowie will sign Malbranque (for Euell & Rommedahl), Geremi(£1.7m), Pouso (£1m), Nugent (£3m plus Lisbie), Routledge (£2m) and Yepes (£1.9m)Here are a selection of deals from the Championship expected to go through his coming week.

Ipswich will sign Legwinski on a free transfer, and will then turn their attention to an unnamed defender. This could be from Middlesborough. They will not be signing Irish striker Stephen Ward.

Coventry will complete the signing of Nacho Novo then turn their attention to Derby's Lee Camp. It's believed he'll sign for Coventry ahead of Norwich and Sunderland.

Sunderland will sign former Juventus defender Mark Iuliano. They are also in for Derby goalkeeper Lee Camp and Norwich striker Leon McKenzie, however, Camp is believed to prefer a deal to Coventry and Norwich want Chris Brown and £600,000 in return for striker Leon McKenzie. Quinn is believed to be willing to match Norwich's offer, but Keane may see differently.To the person who said arsenal will probably just sign the "Ivorian trialist" if your talking about llliasu Shilla he is from Ghana he was in their 23 man squad for the world cup. He will cost about £500,000 but since his trial arsenal have yet to sign him beacuse of the gallas situation and has been on trial with Blackburn who are now favorites to sign him. Man u are also interested. TC ( GUNNER 4 LIFE)Here are the biggest and most likely transfers to happen prior to the end of the month.

- Ahmed MIDO - - Roma - TOTTENHAM

- Thomas GRAVESON - Real Madrid - CELTIC

- Stilian PETROV - Celtic - ASTON VILLA

- Jonathan WOODGATE - Real Madrid - NEWCASTLE

- Robert HUTH - Chelsea - MIDDLESBROUGH

- Ashley COLE - Arsenal - CHELSEA


- Daniel Alves - Seville - LIVERPOOL

- Mark Van Bommel - Barcelona - BAYERN MUNICH

- Manuel Fernandes - Benfica - PORTSMOUTH

- David Trezeguet - Juventus - MANCHESTER UTD

& more.

=v1=Ipswich looking to sign legwinski of fulham on a free and willing to pay 300,000 for dele adebola of coventry, also looking to sign gifton noel williams of burnley meaning a end to alan lee's ipswcih carrer with brighton willing to sign him, possible offer for izale mcleod but unlikely, also looking at andy hughes of norwich but doubtful. .Reading want to sign Leeds' want-away defender Matty Kilgallon for £3m before the transfer deadline.Arsenal are poised to make a £17m bid for Argentina's World Cup star Carlos Tevez, who plays for Corinthians in Brazil.

=gR=Reading are hoping to sign Norweigen midfielder Eirik Bakke before the transfer deadline.Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock will make a £4m bid for Preston striker David Nugent, but Reading and Middlesborough are also interested.Aberdeen and Falkirk are chasing Dundee United striker Lee Miller, wqho is also a target for Reading.Arsenal news

Arsenal will sign two players before the transfer window deadline. Gallas & Mascherano. We are not looking at Tevez as the papers report. Cole relationship with the board will mean he will have to go regardless of his relationship with AW and the fans. We will also add a few youth signings in Naismith, Sahin and Bale before the transfer deadline closes.

Arsenal Line up 4-3-1-2










Van Persie/Adebyor

Henry/WalcottMy mate works up at Bolton and word around there is that with the arrival of Anelka, Kevin Davies could be on his way to sheffield united.TO THE LAD THAT SAID MAN UTD WOULD SIGN KERLON FROM CORINTHIANS.









ROMA WILL BE THE FAVOURITES HATE TO SAY BUT HE WILL MOST DEFINITLY GO THERE.Bolton r close 2 completing the signing of aldo duscher afta gravesen rejected them, malbranque will not move north and sam allardyce luks 2 be frustrated agenNEWSFLASH MAN U

There have been recent rumours that Owen Hargreaves of all people could sign for Man U. This is a very secret deal but Hargreaves may be unveiled soon. As yet the press have not heard about this. U heard it hear!Villa have agreed a fee of £5.8M with Celtic for Petrov, and it is expected to be completed by Wednesday. Villa had also agreed a fee of £6.4M with Bayern Munich for Phillipe Lahm, however this may be put on hold until January. Because of the fuss surrounding the on off transfer of Owen Hargreaves to Man U, Bayern don't want to appear like they are selling off all their best players. More soon!J.J. How would you no what Tevez is doing? As if he'd join Man-utd. Hes the sort of player who doesn't play for a love of football, it's for money! and chelski will always be able to offer more than Manchester.

West Ham To sign Steederz!Arsenal are poised to make a £17m bid for Argentina's World Cup star Carlitos Tevez. coz corinthians reps wer seen talkin to arsenal reps.

or maybe if iam mastaken javier mascherano.

heres a true arsenal fan speakin. mahadMy brother is on the celtic board and he told me they are in contract offers with all the players and 1, im not saying which one, is definite.

celtic transfer news


tomas graveson - 2.3 mill

lee trundle (suprise) - 1.5 mil

francesco toldo - 2.6 mil

anton ferdinand - 1.8 mil


stilian petrov (villa) - 7.6 mil

david marishall (norwich) - 1.9 mil

celtic starting line 06/07

a boruc/f toldo

m wilson s mcmannus(c) a ferdinand l naylor

s nakamura t graveson j jarosik s maloney

l trundle

j vengoor of hesselink






zurawskiHargreaves will not join utd and I don't think that even tevez will because his agent is already in Italy discussing a move with Roma. Juve don't want Trez to leave juve so I don't think he'll come. But SAF is aiming for Torres. If Atletico won't enter into next season's champions league, he'll leave them and the favourites are United.O'Neill will sign Petrov on Wednesday for 6m which will give him just enough money to also sign Scott Brown from Hibs for £1.5m. Agathe will play in a reserve game and if he impresses he will get a short term contract.Portsmouth will sign one of the following defensive midfielders:

anatoly tymoshuck(ukraine)

chris birchall(coventry,T&T)

mathieu bodmer(lille)

tom huddlestone(spurs)

manuel fernandes(benfica)

they will also sign a right midfielder in januaryIn january or next summer, arsenal will most certainly offload one of their strikers(adebayor, van persie,or aliadiere) and sign a natural goalscorer. and if your thinking fernando torres, your wrong. the 2 that wenger is looking at are kris boyd from rangers(37 league goals) and klaas-jan huntelaar(not sure how many goals but there was alot.)also a defender.Transfers/trials before the deadline:

Tony Vaughan-Crystal Palace(free)

Richard Kell-Barnsley-Arsenal(trial)

Nicky Wroe-Barnsley-Arsenal(trial)

Simon Heslop-Barnsley-Bury(loan)

Nathan Jarman-Barnsley-Scarborough(loan)

Nathan Joynes-Barnsley-Leicester(trial)

Tommy Wright-Barnsley-Scarborough(loan)

Ryan Laight-Barnsley-Scarborough(loan)

Thomas Harban-Barnsley-Hibernian(trial)Everton will sign steed malbranque for 2million plus simon davies on thursday also everton will bid for preston's david nugent who is a massive evertonain! also roy keane want's to sign lee carlsley and kevin kilbane to for sunderland please take kilbane!I have been told my one of his old mates at Kilmarnock fc that Kris Boyd is on the verge of making a big money move to Man U just before the signing deadline. SAF is keen on the goalscorer as he feels he needs a poacher type player. He could even allow Rangers to keep one of their loan signings as part of the deal.

YHIHFCeltic have dropped their intersest in miera because they do not believe he is capable of holding a first team place but Jan Kronkamp's agent has been spotted in Park Head because Strachen wants more cover at the back.

Aslo expect a late bid of around £2mil for Scott Brown by MON because since his days at Celtic he has been a keen admirar of his way of play.

Beggs.Garry O'Connor seen this morning in Edinburgh. Met Romanov for talks on signing for Hearts. He's homesick at lokomotiv Moscow!

Both Edinburgh sides will be very suprised with this!Big problems at Spurs with Davids/Lennon/Jenas/Defoe split from Keane. Jol has lost the dressing room.

Mido coming back will be a disaster, he is totally disruptive when not in the starting line up.

If King were fit he would already have gone to Arsenal. he has an escape clause in his new contract. Hes looking to get out in January

Lennon is homesick but would rather go to Man U than Middlesborough. If Ronaldo really wants to go then Lennn will be his replacement

Robinson is also unsettled and is concerned that Kirkland could replace him in the England team. He is looking to a top 4 club to rescue him but who ???I know everyone will dismiss this staight away but I have heard mourinho is on the verge of leaving chelsea but will probly stay until the summer. First, Abramovich is furious with the losses made on duff,del horno etc. He is also mad that mourinho made him pay 16 million for mikel and wont play him. Shevchenko signed before all the above happened but notice how little backing mourinho is getting. If this was last summer chelsea would simply offer 25 million for cole and get on with it. Abramovich dosn't trust mourinho with his money!! His replacement will be gus hiddink. Abramovich had a big say in who got the russia job(Hiddink) and rates him as one of the best. Expect him to take over but carry on with russia too.Malbranque will choose between Bolton, Everton, West Ham and possibly even Aston Villa on Tuesday.

Bolton are believed to be favourites.

=v1=Pascal Chimbonda will join Tottenham, now that Lee has been sold to Roma. The French defender will complete a move on Thursday.

=v1=Keano to bring in 3 players before the deadline

Rossi Man Utd Loan

Miller Man Utd Loan

Neil Lennon Celtic Free

Mad MackemBefore the transfer window closes on Thursday night rangers will bring in

DEF - Sasa Papac (£900Tho)

DEF - Souleymane Diawara (2mil)

FOR - David N'Gog (Free)

FOR - Chris Katongo (loan)

Falkirk will bring in

Anthony Stokes (arsenal)

Vincent van den BergThomas Gravesens transfer from Real Madrid to Celtic has fallen thru and he will likely sign for Newcastle within the next 2 days. There has been a rumour flying around that SAF has offered 5million plus Lee Martin and Phil Bardsley for the best striker in Scotland, Rangers' Kris Boyd. PLEASE do not be silly. He is worth a good 15million to us anyway!There's 3 teams in the running for Tevez, and they are Arsenal, Man U and Roma. I've heard that Man U is falling behind in the race, and that Tevez most likely will sign for Roma or Arsenal in a couple of days for about 17-18 mio£.

Another rumour i've heard, from a very reliable source, is that Fernando Torres will sign for United in January or at the end of the season for 25-30 mio£.

Also a rumour ive heard, is that Ronaldinho was NOT injured mondau night against Celta Vigo. He was negotiating with AC Milan. Don't know if i believe it myself, but it would be big news if it would happenArsenal will make a sensational swoop for Gallas in a deal for Cole. Even more exciting Reyes will be leaving with Tevez and Mascherano being unveiled in the friendly at the Emirates. However Torres will probably be joining Chelski as it was Vincent Kompany who described Chelski as a "factory" and Torres said nothing about Chelsea and is waiting to see if Ath.Madrid qualify for the CL. This will be next summer.Arsenal will sign Simao Sabrosa in the January transfer window.I'm pretty sure that Gravesen's Celtic deal is off, his medical showed up a slight problem and the Celtic board dont want to take the risk with a player who will cost them £9M over the next 3 years, instead they will turn thier attentions to Scott Brown, Kevin Thompson and Paul Hartley. One of these player will definatley be signed, 2 if Petrov completes his move to Villa before the end of the transfer window. I'm also 90% sure that Alan Thompson is involved in the deal with Hearts or Hibs for one of the players mentioned before.West Brom are on the verge of buying Alan Thompson from Celtic. Just what they need another 30+ player with no pace.I'm a cashier in my local supermarket and I got talking to a bloke who says he's involved in Arsenal's transfer dealings. After telling him that I'm a loyal Gooner, I asked him what he has heard and he told me. Apparently, rumours in recent newspapers concerning Carlos Tevez are correct. He told me that the Corinthians striker will join Arsenal on Wednesday for a fee of £16.5m, taking the number 9 shirt to be vacated when Jose Antonio Reyes joins Valencia before the transfer window shuts. Reyes has indicated that he's desperate to return to La Liga, whether it's to join Real Madrid, Atletico Madri

d, Real Betis or his former club Sevilla. Tevez will be a less versatile replacement should it happen as, unlike Reyes, he can only play as a striker. Reyes has been used as a winger since he joined in January 2004, but Tevez would be expected to get plenty more goals than Reyes did. Tevez' Corinthians teammate Javier Mascherano is apparently also a target, though he's likely to join Manchester United if reports are to be believed. Chelsea defender William Gallas will not be playing at the Emirates stadium this season, though it's thought that the French defender will sign a pre-contract in the new year. Triallist Shilla Illiasu will sign a two year deal before the deadline, challenging Kolo Toure, Johan Djorou, Phillipe Senderos, Pascal Cygan and youngster Matthew Connolly for a starting berth.I have inside knowledge at Charlton and Christian Bolanos work permit appeal has been denied so charlton will sign Wayne Routledge on loan instead!Charlton will get rossi on loan from utd today and will confirm the sale of marcus bent to either birmingham or norwich for around 1.5 million.Liverpool have done all the deals for this window so stop saying they will bring in more before the closure of this window.Newcastle WILL be getting ronaldo on loan from madrid to help with the attack situation.Lee young pyo is moving to roma from totenham which makes the pascal chimbonda deal looking likely as chimbonda has recently changed his mind about staying at the jjb.Coventry City News

Faysal El Idrissi has been released by the club after Micky Adams decided not to offer the Moroccan a contract after his short term deal expired.

Dele Adebola could be on his way out of the club after Hull, Ipswich and Leeds all expressed an interest in the striker. His replacements include:

Billy Sharp - Scunthorpe

Nacho Novo - Rangers

Michael Mifsud - Lillestrom

The club have reportedly had a bid of £500k accepted by Rangers for Nacho Novo who will travel to the Ricoh this week to discuss terms before thursdays transfer deadline.The rumours i have are listed below and if things go the way they seem to be going then all this will happen before thursday.

1. Carlos Tevez will sign for Arsenal for £17 million and Javier Mascherano will also sign for £16 million. Both players will be unveiled as Arsenal players before the kick off of Brazil vs Argentina on 2nd of september.

2. Ashley Cole is staying at Arsenal and Jose Reyes is moving to either one of the madrid clubs for £15 million.

3. Owen Hargreaves to sign for Manchester united in a £16 million deal.

4. Portsmouth to sign younes kaboul and middlesborough to sign jonathon woodgate on season long loan.

5. Didier Drogba to sign for AC Milan to replace Shevchenko in a deal of £20 million.

6. Arsenal set to launch a bid of £4 million to southampton for gareth bale with southampton likely to accept as they will get a few of arsenals loan players.

7. Newcastle set to complete the deal for chelsea's robert huth.

8. Ronaldinho staying at barcelona despite having a row with the manager and being left out of the match with celta vigo.

9. Spurs to sign Mido and maybe Julio baptista in a £13.5 million deal if the mido deal goes through successfully quickly.

10. Last but not least petrov not moving from celtic and celtic are gonna sign thomas graveson, so watch the space.

Thats my news comment as much as you will but im sure by the end of this transfer window atleast 70% of it will come true. Thankyou all.

SparxThe revolving door at WHL will continue.

The club are wheeling & dealing trying to sign various players. Some are 1st choice & some are plan B, but expect 3 or more of the following :- Chimbonda or Neill,

Petrov or Downing,

Malbranque & Baptista.

Possibly the club will also go searching for a Glamour name to attract some sponsorships towards a new stadium/ground expansion.

Depending on who comes in, the following may well move in P/X - Murphy, Lee, Roultledge & Defoe.My mate is Hoopy the Huddle hound and he was speaking to Tommy Burns who says that strachan is regretting signing miller and is considering letting home go away on loan come January and hopes that he can bring in at least on more striker, even on loan. The name thats doing the rounds at parkhead just now is strachans former striker at southampton Marian Pahars!Manchester United are pursuing Valencia midfielder Vicente as a long term Replacement for Ryan Giggs. Expect him to arrive in the January window along with either Tevez or Torres. The only transfer that United could possibly make in the current window is a loan deal for Trezuguet.Man United: Hargreaves will not go to Man u this transfer window as he stated but he will sign in january. The Carlos Tevez deal is about 50/50 but if he dosent sign for anyone this transfer window it wil be in january. Graverson - Celtic deal still will go through. and woodgate will go to Middlesborough and he will hopefully have a injury free season - Robert Huth is also going to 'boro.

lMan Utd News. . Carlos Tevez will definately sign for Man utd in the next coming days. .i have my ways of finding these things out. OH will not be joing OT neither will anyone else. there is a slight possibility of mascherano but doubt it very much CJBMy sources tell me that Tevez and Mascherano have agreed a deal at Manchester United. The brazial club Corinthians have agreed to sell the pair for a around $60 millionUS. Also Aston Villa will complete the signing of Barcelona striker Javier Saviola tomorow for around $15 millionUS.Jan kromkamps agent at celtic park and if gravesen doesnt sign steed malbranque will be petrovs replacementThere is growing speculation that Corinthions duo Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascerano will move to the Premiership before the window closes.Arsenal are believed to be leading the race for tevez, while Man UTD who had a £17m bid for Trezeguet rejevted and with the Hargreaves deal dead they are pursuing other targets one of whom is believed to be Javier Mascerano and their set to fight it out with Chelsea for his signature. Aston Villa are set to sign both Saviola and Petrov by Thursday and also have an interest in tevez btw. Keep u updated as soon as more news comes in

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