Football Rumours Archive June 30 2007


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"Carlos Tevez will be at West Ham next year. Only reason it's not been finalised is he's in Sth America playing in the Copa Cup. He will sign a permanent deal, do not know amount. I have been told that the West Ham Chairman wants to make a BIG signing and Carlos is his choice. " according to a poster.

Well, the problem is that West Ham are not the choice of Carlos Tevez. The latest I have been told is that Rafa is trying to work out a one year loan agreement for Tevez with an option of a permanent deal next summer. West ham CANNOT offer Tevez any European football, and Kia wants to increase Tevez's exposure through Liverpool's CL campaign. Secondly, his friend Mascherano has already done a deal with Liverpool and so the transition to Anfield will be a lot smoother for Tevez, his agent Kia and Liverpool


 Javier Saviola will be unveiled as a Manchester City player by Wednesday. Rumour has is that there will be a few announcements on either Tuesday/ Wednesday including:

Sven being appointed new boss

City playing Real Madrid in a pre–season friendly

City signing Saviola

Oasis playing a pre–season gig at Eastlands.



I have just been told that Rafa Benitez has met with Kia Joorabchian (Tevez's representative/ owner/ agent) earlier today. Who told me this?

Kia Joorabchian himself. I saw him in Waterloo tube station an hour ago and asked him. He said he has just been to Liverpool and talks went well.

Oh yesssss.


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Sorry to Arsenal FANS. Arsenal have some big trouble ahead. They have lost their NO 1 HERO, the legend THIERY HENRY.

and now ARSENE WENGER is all set to join Real Madrid. Following him Kolo Toure, Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott will join Real Madrid. Arsenal may also lose Rosicky as Juve and Barcelona will fight for him after they fail for Lampard. so Arsenal got a new stadium last seoson, now they will get a new Manager, a new start

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 To all those speculating over Capello's successor at Real Madrid, surely the most likely candidate is neither Wenger nor Benitez, but Bernd Schuster. Given that Schuster has already told the press that he has signed a contract to be Real manager next season. Then again Madrid are prone to changing their mind.


 If anyone were interested in why Reading have not released a new home kit. Reading Football Club are currently in discussions with a possible takeover by Red Bull. Red Bull have previously took over Austrian club Salzburg and American club Metrostars and seem keen on establishing their name in the Premier League and renaming the club to Red Bull Reading in a deal that could allow Reading untold Mills for wages and transfers. Talks are still in the early stages, but John Madejski appears keen on selling after failing to attract any Asian bids the past two years.


 Apparently, this is a translation of an article that appeared in an Italian newspaper: –

Vincenzo Montella is desperate to return to England to play in the Premier League because he believes that he still has a lot to prove, both to himself and to the Fulham fans who, according to Vincenzo, took him into their Hearts.

"I would love to return to play with the Fulham team and the players that are now my friends. I loved London and the Fulham fans who showed me real affection and continued to chant my name despite my form not being that good.

I believe that Mr Spalletti would agree to let me return but it is up to the new Fulham Manager Mr Sanchez who, although I got on very well with and respect, may feel that I do not fit in with his future plans.

I have had approaches from some other very good British and European clubs but I believe Fulham have first option to take me back and I am very happy with that."


 With earnshaw leaving Norwich for 3.5 million Norwich now have 9 million to spend on players.

should Norwich miss out on Billy Sharp then they will up their bid for Eastwood to go along side the signing of Jamie cureton

they will also persue interest in tibor tisza of upjest FC and they will sign a right midfielder, a defender and another striker.

croft expected to go to Reading for 2 million. ( I wish)


Cureton 700k

Tibor Tisza? 500k

Eastwood/ sharp 2.5 million each

a defender

a right midfielder

David Marshall 750k


Croft 2.5 million? I hope

Earnie 3.5 million gone


 Martin Allen is set to bid for Birminghams out of favour striker Rowan Vine and Freddy Eastwood to bolster his attack.

Also heard that he has shown his interest in Fulhams Pap Bouba Diop. Not 100% sure on that one though


 Arsenal targets this summer are

Samuel Eto'o 30 million

Gilles Sunu 1 million

Ondrej Mazuch 1.5 million

John Bostock 2.5 million

Yago Fernandez 5ook

Plata 1 million

Kyle Bartley 500k

Rio Antonio Mavuba 5 million

Alessandro Rosina 3 million


 Arsenal are after

Alberto Aquilani 3 million

Chinedu Ogbuke 5 million

Sagna 6 million

Torres 15 million+ Reyes+ merida and vela on loan

Moutinho 10 million


Flamini 5 million

Adebayor 9 million

Helb 9 million

Alaidare 2 million

Senderous 7 million

Henry 16 million

Song 3 million

Poom 500k

Fabrice Moumaba 4 million


 Plymouth Argyle will sign Scott Sinclair and Ben Saha next week 100% done deal

Steve Chelsea fan


 Celtic look likely to snap up the services of former Hearts favourite Nerijus Barasa. The Lithuanian International's agent has stated that boss Gordon Strachan has made contact with the player and a fee of around £300k is being discussed.


 Transfer rumours

Liverpool in: Torres ( 70% sure)

Mancini ( Rafa list)

Mauluda ( in consideration)

Liverpool out: Cisse (90.8% sure)

Bellamy ( transfer listed)

Garcia ( if Torres agree to move)


 Rick Parry is widely reported to be visiting Portugal. And he's not there to get a suntan. Parry has also hinted at a surprise signing. Expect Quearesma to be snatched from the noses of Athletico Madrid. as soon as the Torres deal is signed and sealed at the weekend.

Simao is merely a smoke screen.

A Tevez loan deal with an option to buy in the Summer of next year is also in the offering.



My auntie plays bingo. yes that is right bingo with Jason Koumas`s auntie (true), an me auntie told us blue noses that Koumas has sighned for EVERTON (done deal). has not anounced yet until Koumas comes off his hols.

Wait an see.


 Nugent to Villa

Flamini to Birmingham

Danny Murphy to West Brom in exch for Davis and 6 mill

kamara to Arsenal

smith to blckburn

Saviola to villa

definitelye to villa

Bellamy to Everton

Davis to Fulham

gudjonsn to mun u



Tony Craig–Millwall–110k

Jeff Hughes–Lincoln–250k

Jose Fonte–Benfica–400k

Scott Sinclair–Chelsea–loan

Mattew String–Luton–200k/ Jimmy Smith–Chelsea–loan


 Bernd schuster will be appointed as new Real Madrid manager shortly


 With pressure being put on the current Arsenal board by fans Wenger and senor Fabregas they will depart with kroenke taking over and bringing back dein. this probably will not happen till late aug/ sep so not many players of great significance will be bought in till January. maybe Babel sagna or Tevez if the price can be kept to under what is receved by outgoings but the ultimate signings for Arsenal this season will be Wenger and Fabregas.


 Man United will make a move for Defoe after letting Smith&Saha Go (injured which may delay departcher) Gudjohnson will be his replacement subject to fee

Arsenal will be looking for a young forward to bring in as Henry's replacement none of the big names that they are being linked with will be the one although Martins is the most likley of them Wenger will do his stuff again

Chelsea will let Sheva go back to AC and look to bring in a striker along with Maluda Fat Frank will go to Barcelona which will allow Essian his midfield place alongside Ballack

West Ham will now move for Bellamy from Liverpool to replace Tevez who will be off in the other direction he will partner Ashton in attack at upto park Reo coker will move to Aston Villa as he wants away

Everton will sign Nugent&Jakielka

Boro and Sunderland will both be bidding for Alan Smith

These deals will all be complete in the next 2 weeks



 Croft in talks with a number of Premier League clubs. it's come out today that there are 3 teams in for his signature. although grant is relluctant to let him go.



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