Football Rumours Archive May 31 2008


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Liverpool Ins:

Farfan–9 mill

Barry–11 mill

Dossena–8 mill

Degen– Done Deal


Alonso– Juve 16 mill

Crouch–Portsmouth £9 million

Finnan–Fulham 1 mill

Riise–Shalke 4 mill

Carson–Bolton 5 mill

Hammill–Aberdeen Loan

Hobbs–Scunthorpe Loan

  Man United – Ben Arfa

Liverpool – Dossena/Bentley/De La Red

Chelsea – Scolari/Eto'o

Arsenal – Y Toure/Nasri

Everton – McGeady/Baraja

Portsmouth– Govou

Tottenham – Capel/Dos Santos/Gamst Perdeson

  Jimmy Bullard is not going anywhere, and if he was to move on it certainly would not be to Sunderland, do me a favour, you'll finish below us this year,

Fulham will sign







  I am travelling in Thailand at the moment and and one of the local rags has stories on the nameless local lads that are going to sign for City but also has Houllier going to the blue half of Manchester to replace sven. Cisse and Anelka the new strike partnership for City anyone?

  Lee to SJP from Tottenham is a likely transfer as too is Dawson with several French based players in midfield but I think that the star will be Gomis, especially after the Cup. Newcastle are rumoured to have first shout but St. Etienne are looking for around £20 million for him. Even with the sale of Emre, part of the Hagi–esque Arda Turan deal, Smith, part of the Cuellar deal, Cacapa, Rozenhal, Duff and Viduka this will only bring in around £10 million if they are lucky so the sale of N'Zogbia but not Milner may just happen.

Hopefully top 8 next year as noses bleed at being at the top half of the table.Howay the laaads


  In real news: Man United will sign Tevez to a four year contract this week for just over £16 million + additional fees and will turn down a massive £20 million bid from Inter for Carrick as they seem resigned to not sign Lumplard from Chelsea. Fergie apparently wants to sign Berbatov and Lahm this Summer – and NO ONE ELSE, Alves and Fabiano rumours are careful ploys to ensure other interested EPL teams pay over the odds – Fergie done this with Torres and Essien and he will keep on doing it. Information comes from a very real source, unlike most of the Hilarious Liverpool and Celtic rumours on this site.


  To the guy who said – –"Rob Earnshaw is coming home. Well back to Norwich. Rob has for most of this week been staying at the club used hotel, this is fact not fiction, so sorry Forest and the Blades looks like you have lost out. ON THE BALL CITY" Unlucky mate he signed for Forest Yesterday.

Reds maybe resigned Kris Commons as he's failed a medical at Derby.

Tru Red

  I am the one who brought you Mark schwarzer to Fulham, and philipp degan to Liverpool.

now I have got more news for you:

Harry Kewell to join Celtic on July 1

Scott Mcdonald to join Everton from Celtic and join Australian team mate Tim Cahill.

Nicky carle to join Fulham from Bristol City.

  ####SOME factS>>>

1. Sergio Aguero will not go anywhere this season.

2. Marcelo Moreno has already joined Shakhtar (its still in cruzeiro website). so stop linking him with Tottenham.

3. Lanzafame is being used as part of the Amauri deal. he is 99. 9 percent certain to join Palermo.

4. Tottenham have never agreed a deal for Dos Santos. he will be off to Inter as part of of Ibrahimovic deal.

5. Barry is certain to join Liverpool for £15 million.


6. Arsenal will not sign Veloso or Aquilani. they will go for Toulalan.

7. Arsenal will defo. sign Santa Cruz.

8. Chelsea will sign Mario Gomez.

9. watch Man United to make a cheeky bid for Ibrahimovic if his FC Barcelona deal falls through.

10. United could make a Summer swoop for Kerlon and Quaresma.

  11. Liverpool could make a surprise signing of Lissandro Lopez from Porto.

12. Arsenal will bid for Moutinho and so will Chelsea, Madrid, inter and Man United. but Arsenal may beat the others.

13. Liverpool are on the verge of making a huge mistake by selling Xabi Alonso to Juve to make room for Barry.

14. Micah Richards has already signed for Man United for a reported £26 million.

15. Cardiff prodigy Aaron Ramsey will sign for Man United by the next month.

16. Liverpool to make an audacious £20 million bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Franc Ribery. but the chance to sign him is very slim.

17. Chelsea will sign Xavi from FC Barcelona.

18. Dani Alves will sign for Barcelona.

19. Arsenal will try to sign Gabrielle Obertan from Boardeux.

20. Sir Alex will bring in ONE from Huntelaar, Ibrahimovic, and Benzema.


  Friend of Australia International manager Pim Verbeek. He said Scott McDonald is at a crossroads over whether to sign for Liverpool (who have made an offer), or to stay at Celtic.

Dossena to Liverpool deal almost done. G. Barry is coming to Liverpool and X. Alonso is going to Juve.

Sergio Garcia is in negotiations with Liverpool over move. Riera deal off.

In a bizzare three–way cycle, Chelsea will have mass clearout (mostly to Inter) of players, FC Barcelona will have a mass clearout (mostly to Chelsea) and Inter players will mostly go to Barcelona. Juve are to spend big this Summer.

Mates with mate of De La Red, LFC have approched him with offer and are negotiating with Real, not willing to pay over £10 million.

Ronaldo to Real, Ronaldo wants to leave, SAR will let him. Jo of CSKA has agreed personal terms with Tottenham, now transfer fee being negotiated.

Fulham, Stoke, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland to spend big. Wigan will have minimal funds.

Sunderland to land many of Roy Keanes Man United mates. O'Shea, Giggs, Silvestre, Scholes and RVN.

Adriano to go back to Inter. Jose dosent like him, may be sold this Summer, will probably be sold in January.

Huntelaar has bought house near Liverpool. Man C and Everton are not interested, LFC and Man United both are. Huntelaar has said " Why would I sign for Liverpool", this is a bluff by his rep. If LFC deal (which is currently being negotiated) falls through, a move to Man United is on cards.

Nasri probable move to LFC, OM want £15 million, Rafa will match it.

Crouch to Portsmouth for £13 million.

Harry Kewell has two offers, one from Juve, one from Fulham, is currently deciding his future.

Rafinha deal almost done, £9 million to Liverpool, currently negotiating over a four year contract.


  Rangers ins:

Miller – £2 million (Derby)

Lafferty – £4.5 million (Burnley)

McEvely – £1 million (Derby)

Riise – £2 million (Liverpool)

Shittu – £3.5 million (Watford)

Klasnic – free bosman (Weber Bremen)

Lovenkrands – £1 million (Shalke 06)

Davis – £1 million + cousin (Fulum)

Reynolds – £1 million (Motherwell)

Healy – £3 million (Fulam)

Rangers outs:

Hemdani – £1 million (anyone)

Gow – 500 k (Aberdeen)

Buffel – £2 million (Dutch league)

cousin – swap with Davis

dailly – loan return

sebo – £1 million (Valenncies)

Boyd and Wier to stay, also expect furman, mcmillan and fleck to get more first team action next season.

  Alex McLeish is sorting through many tapes of Eastern European centre backs, trying to find a tall, commanding and skilful defender in the mould of Nemanja Vidic to sort out the Birmingham defense.

Versatile Serbian centre back Gojko Kacar of Hertha Berlin, Romanians Dorin Goian and Mirel Radoi of Steaua Bucarest, Lokomotiv Moscow's Bosnian international Emir Spahić and Croat Dario Knezevic are all players McLeish will looking at in fine detail over the next few weeks.

This is on top of trying to lure Scott Dann away from Coventry, with Gary McSheffrey touted in a swap deal and Franck Queudrue set to leave for Le Mans next week.

  Neil Warnock will raid Sheff United for Danny Webber and Nick Montgomery £2 million should buy both. he will then go after Darren Huckerby and Thomas Gravesen both free but both on big wages.

  Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has been handed a £12 million warchest after opting to strengthen the wage structure, deeming it a priority. This means he will look to buy quality combined with experience generally at affordable prices. Being a manager with lots of air miles he will look appoint staff of a high calibre he has encountered in the past. In the hope of building his side on from having just avoided relegation.

While having released a considerable amount of players already, including the likes of Carlos Bocanegra and Phillipe Christinval, he has also penciled out those he wants cash value for. Which would also go some way into reducing a large salary bill still left from the purchases of Lawrie Sanchez. In addition to raising the budget available, allowing him to spend if necessary.


Kasey Keller – FREE – LA Galaxy

Dejan Stevanovic – £500,000 – Stoke

Chris Baird – LOAN/View to a permanent move, £1 million – Southampton

Seol Ki–Hyeon – £700,000 – Wolfsburg

Alexey Smertin – NOMINAL FEE – CSKA Moscow

Lee Cook – £1 million – Q. P. R

Diomansy Kamara – £2.5 million – Chievo

(Players Currently On Loan)

Gabriel Zakuani – £300,000 – Stoke

Steven Davis – £4 million – Rangers

Expect Roy Hodgson to hand new deals to Collins John, Adrian Leijer and Elliot Omozusi.


Jussi Jaskelainen – FREE – Bolton

Steve Finnan – £2 million – Liverpool

Sami Hyypia – £3 million – Liverpool

Harry Kewell – FREE

George Boateng – NOMINAL FEE – Middlesbrough

Louis Saha – £5 million – Man United

Other pieces of business:

David Stockdale – £750,000 – Darlington

Oguchi Onyewu – £1 million – Standard Liege

Freddy Adu – LOAN – Benfica"

  The Hammers have been given around £20,000,000 to spend on players this season by the chairman. Curbishely will also have a big clearout to reduce the wage bill.

We will sell:

Quashie = £500,000 – Stoke

Boa morte = £3,000,000 – Newcastle

Cole = £2, 500,000 – Sunderland

Dailly = Free – Rangers

Camara = Return from loan – Wigan

Mullins = £2,000,000 – Charlton

Davenport = six month loan to prove fitness – Watford

Zamora = £4,000,000 – Fulham

Probable signings:

Nicky Shorey = £4,000,000

Michael Bradley = £4,000,000

Davide Lanzafame = £6,000,000

Jobi McAnuff = £1,000,000

Stephen Carr = Bosman

Saha = £5,000,000

  My son is a with Stoke's juniors, he's started to get a few bits of insider info;

Simonsen – Stoke to Preston

Stoke to sign Fulop from Sunderland

Matteo – released by Stoke, signing for Blackpool

Gary Neville – Man United to Stoke

Stoke have asked Palace to name their price for Moses

  Heard from a reliable source that D. Marshall is being lined up for a surprise move to Tottenham from Norwich. The club is also hoping J. Lewis will move on from Peterbourgh as they have a 20 percent sell on Clause

  Blackburn ins:

Pizzaro (Chelsea) Part of Santa Cruz's deal

El Hadji Diouf (Bolton) – £3 million


Santa Cruz to Chelsea– £7.5 million+ Pizzaro

Bentley to Liverpool– £16 million

  Manchester City will have many players leaving this Summer and many players coming in

Players leaving

Dunne £5 million

Corradi £1 million

Dickov free

samaras £3.5 million

bianchi £9 million

mpenza free

schmeichel £1 million

issakksson £1 million

garrido £2 million

bojinov £7 million

johnson £6 million

Money coming in 33.5 million

Players buying

Ronaldinho £25 million

Ricardo £3 million

jo £18 million

Daniel Carvalho 4.8 million

Chellini £5 million

Darren Bent £5 million

   Southend United are to sign Coventry strike Kevin Kyle on a two year deal.

Matt Lockwood is to leave Notts Forest in a bid to return to Southend, the club he started with as a school boy.

Leon Clarke is to leave Sheffield Wednesday, for an undisclosed fee to return to Roots Hall

  My Dad's mate knows Ben Snowdon at Tottenham who said that these could sign over the Summer:


Dos Santos (£12 million, FC Barcelona)

Capel (£11 million, Sevilla)

Saha (swap deal involving Berbatov, Man United)

Dunne (£7.8 million, Manchester City)

Hart (£10 million, Manchester City)

Huntelaar (£10 million, Ajax)

Riise (free, Liverpool)


Berbatov (£27 million + Saha, Man United)

Malbranque (£4.2 million, the Hammers)

Gardener (£2.2 million, Everton)

Stalteri (£850 k, Fulham)

we are tottenham, we are tottenham, super tottenham, from the lane

  Last seesons on loan young argentinian forward Mauro zarate will sign for Everton wivin the next week. also Everton will sign D. Duff from Newcastle. james Vaughan n goslin to make season long loans with West Bromwich. the baggies will also luk 2 sign Scott Brown of Celtic but may be priced out of a deal for the Scottih midfielder so george boateng on a free is a more likely signing. two defenders 2 sign for West Bromwich sooner rather than lata are firstly the American captain Carlos bocanegra on a free transer n secondly former player Danny Gabbidon from the Hammers for £2.5 million. Dave kitson n jerome thomas are also being tracked but both players may choose different destinations than the hawthorns.

  Afc Bulletin >>>

Possable move by Juve 4 Arsenal player Diaby if they are unable 2 sign AS ROMA player Aquilani. It's known Denilson may move 2 a club in Serie A. Possable Player swap deal between LFC and Arsenal with a Arsenal player moving 2 LFC and gk Scott Carson moving the other way to Afc.

  THFC summary

Modric – Done

Bostock – Done

Dos Santos – Almost (The Milan story is his agent trying for better terms)

Dunne – Almost

Diego Capel – Almost complete (Seville want time to chase a replacement)

With the exception of Dunne (A. Ferdinand was first choice) and Bostock (academy) these players were first choice signing. Most of what else is in the papers is second choice deals that will not be followed through on completion of the first choice except for the goalkeeper hunt, which seems to change daily. Howson might come for £3 million + Pekhart on a season loan.

  Newcastle have signed Eto'o and Deco with a massive chnace of signing Dos santos. This is true and no word is a lie. NUfc for Champions League. KING KEV.

  Sheff Wednesday forward Leon Clarke is on his way To Southend United

meanwhile Burton O'Brien has been linked to Plymouth

also Wednesday ready let Kenny Lunt to leave to find a new club.

we have heard a rumour about Burnley Midfielder James O'Connor will join Sheff Wednesday.

  Breaking Rumours

Richard Offiong – Signing for Celtic in a £1 million pound deal which will see Derek Riordan and Chris Killen possibly going in the other direction.

Dwight Yourke set for a sensational move to Falkirk to join his fellow Trinidad star Russell Latapy.

Scott Brown to Rangers, I know it sounds unbelievable but it is true My sister knows his mum through work and she says so

  Joe Ledley on his way to Everton for £3.5 million with James Vaughan going on loan to Cardiff for a season. So Everton will also sign a forward who is believed to be Carlton Cole for £5 million.

  Charlton Transfer Probabilities.


Greg Halford – £500 k, Sunderland

Mark Hudson – Free, Crystal Palace

Richard Stearman – £1 million, Leicester

Michael Kightly – £3 million (+ 500 k), Wolves

Wes Hoolahan – £250 k, Blackpool

TOTAL= 4.75 million

OUT: £3.8 million

ben thatcher – crystal palace, 400k

AMDY FAYE – RENNES, £1 million

MARCUS BENT – WIGAN, £1 million

chris powell – released

cory gibbs – released

osei sankofa – released

JOHN FORTUNE – STOKE, £1 million

paulo monteiro – released

dean sinclair – millwall, 400k

– – – – –

  I heard from a good source that he is sure Donati is going to sign for Hull City.

Also, coming to Celtic are the following

Liam Miller1.4 million

Ryan Giggs £4 million (close freinds with John Hartson)

Mark Devries6K

Rob Jones1 million

I also hear from someone who is close to, Kris Boyd

Rangers will sign, Kenny Miller £3 million, Flano £3 million (friends with Cuellar) Also Alan Smith for £6.5 million and Kris Boyd is going to Newcastle as part of the deal.

These are very reliable sources

  I heard from a good source that he is sure Donati is going to sign for Hull City.

Also, coming to Celtic are the following

Liam Miller1.4 million

Ryan Giggs £4 million (close freinds with John Hartson)

Mark Devries6K

Rob Jones1 million

I also hear from someone who is close to, Kris Boyd

Rangers will sign, Kenny Miller £3 million, Flano £3 million (friends with Cuellar) Also Alan Smith for £6.5 million and Kris Boyd is going to Newcastle as part of the deal.

These are very reliable sources

  Hot Rumours from the Hammers.

If Ashton goes, Kenwyn Jones will be the man coming in to replace him.

Anton Ferdinand will be leaving, Aston Villa the likely buyers.

Curbs also hoping to sign Manuel Fernandes, Steven Taylor and Nicky Shorey.

If Shorey does not leave Reading then the top target will be Evertons Leighton Baines.

  Take this anyway you want. I am a trainee groundsman at sjp and I have just seen Mikel Arteta and Tony hibbert being escorted into The Directors suite by an unnamed man (our new director). talk around the ground between staff is that both have sighned and will be unvailed on Monday and Owen will be going the oppersite way you herd it first here

toon mick.

  Sheff United are signing Carlos bocanegra because he is looking for a championship club which are offeing first team football

  Arsenal will make big in and out moves this season.

Leaving will be

Flamini (Milan) free

Hleb (Real Madrid) 14 mill

Adebayor (Barcelona) 16 mill

Lehmann (retired or back to Germany) free

Senderos (Grasshoppers) 3 mill

Coming will be

Nasri (OM) 12 mill

Dunne (Manchester City) 3.7 mill

Gomez (Stuttgart) 10 mill

Chantome (PSG) 4 mill

Coquelin (Laval) free

Ben Arfa (Lyon) 12 mill

  Following Paul Jewell's signings of Paul Connolly, Zadkovich, Ellington, Stewart and Doncaster's star midfielder Paul Green, Derby will announce a new player on Monday. Derby have a big budget available as all these players have arrived for free.

Monday'ssixth signing will either be Kris Connolly or Tranmere's 20 year old winger Steve Davies.

Jason Roberts could also join to team up with his old team mate Ellington again.

Expect to see Swansea's star midfield man Ferrie Bode join in the next 10 days.

Also expect some other announcements on deals for the best out of contract players in the lower divisions. These players to be signed in the next two weeks too.

Miller looks set to sign next week for Rangers but it will be close to £3 million, not the £1.6 million made up by one of the posters.

Other deals that will probably go through in the next 10 days include Craig Fagan, for around 700 k

Welsh international Nyatanga wants to stay at Derby, and will not be pinched on the cheap by Nottingham Forest or Barnsley.

Derby are still chasing Sheff United's Rob Hulse.

Most of the Rumours posted here are wishful thinking and only dreamed up and only a few will really happen, wait and see.

  Celtic Rumours

Darren O'Dea was at our supporters function and tld a couple of us that he will go out on loan next season as Celtic see him long term at the club but want him to get some experience, Celtic will use this has a baraining tool to bring in Steven Fletcher for over £3 million with O'Dea being loaned to Hibernian for one season.

Samaras will not be signed.

Gravasen and Balde are now free to find new clubs and Pressley is out of contract.

Celtic wanted Dunne and Vukojevic but have been priced out of deals by Tottenham and Kiev so will switch to alternatives such as Marcel Seip from Plymouth, Oguchi Onyewu from liege or Tonel from Sporting Lisbon.

A left back will also be tracked and hungarian Szabolcs Huszti from Hannover is the first choice.

The second part of the rumour is from Internet sites and forums I have been in or from newpapers. so not sure how true they will be

The Holy Goalie


First off I would like to agree with the guy who put the Celtic fan in his place about Rangers finacial situation, well done mate. With the run to the UeFa Cup final and the money from transfers, it is fair to say Rangers are Ok in that department.

To rumours. Ins

Kenny Miller (Hate to say it but it looks to be true)

Kyle Lafferty (All depends on how much Burnley want)

Rafaele Palladino (Juve will sell for £5 million but will he want to play in SPL? )

1 out of these defenders to partner carlos


Danny Shittu (Watford)

Vassilis Torosidis – (OlympiAkos – will not leave for less then £4 million)

It would be nice to see a big name such as Rino Gattuso come back to Glasgow but it will not happen. John arne Riise also will not join (Alot of Premier League clubs can offer more £)

Peter Lovenkrands return? Maybe, he said he would love to come back, just depends on how much Rangers want him.

Other possible targets.

Ivan Klasnic (availiable on bosman)

Bafetimbi Gomis ( Transfer fee could rise to more than £8 million, could be too much for young forward)

Mark Reynolds ( Good young full back from Motherwell, around £800 k)

Louis Saha (Would be excellent signing but maybe a bit out of reach for a player of his callibre)

Davis will be pernament, daily signed for another season: ( Boyd will stay.


CousIn: )


Buffel (Seems we have wasted his talent – good player)




Expect Fleck to step up – next big thing

The abacus are not broke, if it was not for Manchester adventure we would have won league by 10 points.

Walters revalution 51 and counting


In will come

Harry Kewell–Free Transfer Liverpool

John Arne Riise–4.5 million Liverpool

Yssouf Koné–750 k from Rosenborg

Gregory Van Der Wiel–500 k Ajax Recomended from John park

Andrea Russotto–2.5 million Treviso also Recomended from John park

  Rangers will need to pay £1.8 million for Peter lovenkrands Ibrox return. a great deal as Schalke would rather they receive payment now rather than leave on a free at the end of next year. the only thing that will stop the transfer now will be either Schalke you turn and tell lovenkrands he will be a first team player next season or wlter Smith no longer wants him. also Rangers and Celtic will battle it out for George Boateng. the midfielder claims they both want him and he is most likely to move to one or the other in the Summer.

  Man United:

Man United will not buy Richards. As qouted h said he will only join Arsenal.

United will buy Luis Fabiano and Daniel Alves.


  –bernard mendy to Fulham is most likely.

– Watfords nathan ellington has gone to Derby

  I was speaking to a Charlton board member last weekend and he told me that Paddy McCarthy will join Derby with Andy Todd coming to Charlton also the addicks are very close to signing forward Stuart Fleetwood and are also in talks to sign a player on loan from a top Premier League club another thing I heard was Wes Hoolahan looks set to snub Charlton for Norwich

I am a the Hammers fan but am good friends with 2 board members at Charlton

  Swindon town will announce a double signing of sylvain legwinski and young forward Billy clark from Ipswich Town early next week

  Pat Murphy of the Birmingham Mail recently took a pop at Birmingham chairmen David Sullivan blaming him for relegation. One of the main reasons that Murphy took a swing at Birmingham was because when reporting from St. Andrew's he took a tumble down the stairs and is in the process of filing a law suit against the company. Relationships have been frosty and insecure since this event between the club and the journalist and the paper are unsure what position they are now in with the club. This is part of the reason why the Mail have been supporting Villa's bid to keep Gareth Barry out of the hands of Liverpool and not supporting a similar idea for Blues's best players who got relegated. The Mail's Colin Tattum a strong Birmingham fan is pondering whether to stay with the company or to quit the paper and take up Birmingham's media roll.

mikael forssell has left birmingham for bundesliga club hannover 96 however birmingham have lodged a bid for jan veneegor of hesselhink.

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Everton FC Rumours.


Arshivin – £8 million

Bradley – £4 million

Johnson (Manchester City) – £7.5 million

Joaquin – £10 million

JO – 18 mil

Olsoon – £8 million

Huntleear – £15 million

A Striker possible, Ashton, Benjani, Some one from Europe.

Expect Moyes to buy a defender aswell and probally a back up keeper 1 or 2 midfielders and maybe a forward


Johnson – £13 million probally the Hammers



Moyes is going to spend big this Summer but not that big.

These are only rumours


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