Football Rumours Archive August 03 2006


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MON is off to Villa. He's demanded 10 million be made available. Expect Petrov for 5M and Thompson for 500K from Celtic.

spurs should wrap up the signings of chimbonda, baptista and m.pertrov.

come on u spurs!!!!!!!!!!

Charlton Athletic are going to Sign (Mark Noble - West Hame, Steven Sidwell - Reading (Sidwell will sign on the final day of the transfer window, Lassana Diarra (Loan) Chelsea)

I don't claim to have any inside knowledge and my dad's uncle's brother's sister's second cousin DOESN'T work for Liverpool but I have a mate who works in Spain and he reckons that some fan websites over there are linking LFC with Madrid's forgotten man Cassano.

NUFC will sign Sol Campbell(free) when they agree personal terms (lower wages( cca 35k p/w) than he has had in Arsenal) and Defoe for 7m. other deals include Bridge(3m) and Trabelsi(free). GR has place a bid for Tavano(6m) and will wait untill late August for Malbranque(3m) and Upson(1.5m). If Tavano wont be signed expect a late bid for Kuyt or few attackers from division1.

Out's: Boumsong(3.5m), Faye(1.5m), Bramble(2.5m), Milner(3.5m), Elliott(free)

NUFC team:


Trabelsi Taylor Campbell Bridge

Malbranque Parker Emre Duff

Defoe Tavano

subs: Harper, Upson, Babayaro, Carr, Moore, Ramage, Solano, N'Zogbia, Luque, Butt, Dyer, Owen, Ameobi

SOUTHAMPTON to sign the Czech trialist Mario Licka on a free following two great performances in the pre-season friendlies - this means they probably won't be signing Viafra from Portsmouth.

Burley is still on the look-out for a Left Back and a Centre Back to provide cover though.

Poor Man U fans linking their team with everybody and their dog. Man U have already signed Carrick and will only add Senna, Kerlon and either Toni or Ibrahimovic to their team and not Mascherano, Tevez or Torres.

Anyway, the mighty Gooners wil wrap up a deal with Real Madrid sending Cashley Cole and Reyes to Spain with £20m and Robinho coming back in exchange. With the £20m, Wenger will sign Mascherano (£16m) and then use the rest with his other funds to sign Malouda or Abidal from Lyon (£8m) as Ribery is going nowhere and a CB which will be Aubey, Richards or Woodgate (in order of likelyhood). Wenger will then look to let go of some fringe players and may also look to sell Ljungberg or/and Gilberto.


- Robinho (P/EX)

- Malouda/Abidal

- A Centre Half

- Young Talent


- Fringe Players

- Ljungberg/Gilberto

- Cole

- Reyes

- Reyes

To the Man U fan who thinks it is '100%' true they will sign Robinho, Baptista, Riquelme, Kerlon, Senna and Mascherano as well as Carrick: You must be completely thick or maybe you were just drunk. Answer this mate: If you signed Riquelme, Mascherano, Kerlon and Senna, who the hell would you play in centre midfield? This is 100% untrue and Man U will only sign one more player before August 31, believed to be Marcos Senna for £5m. And Villareal wouldn't sell both of their midfielders, now that is 100% true. Also do you know how much that would cost for all those players on your wish list? Thought not. Including Carrick, It would cost about £125m. So get a grip and stop dreaming. And everybody rambles on and on and on about Torres. HE IS STAYING AT ATHLETICO MADRID GET IT INTO YOUR HEADS!!!

Anyway William Gallas is set to join European champions Barcelona after failing to turn up at Chelsea's training camp in Los Angeles. Arsenal, AC Milan and Real Madrid are also interested but it is rumoured that Gallas would favour a move to the Nou Camp. J.K.

Wolves news!

Carl Cort will join Palace by the weekend & will be replaced by Southends Freddy Eastwood £1.2m + add ons.

william gallas will be sold by chelsea after missing the clubs usa tour his replacement looks likely to be real madrids sergio ramos. ashley cole deal is very close to completion after cole told arsenal the only club he wants to join is chelsea. crespo looks set to leave the club possibly to inter parma or roma chelsea will wait till january or next summer before signing fernando torres as peter kenyon feels signing a center back to replace gallas is more important at this time

man u will buy only senna and either torres or tevez.(100%)true

eric abidal and florent malouda to arsenal to replace reyes(real-12m) and cole(chelsea-25m)

real madrid are set to sell thomas gravesen for 1 million after he had a huge bust up with robinho. now everton will take up the first refusal clause that was placed in his contract when he signed 4 madrid. everton will also make bids fot javier saviola and will definatly sign trialist elron buckley.

It is being reported in spain that Rafa Benitez has enquired about taking out of favour Real Madrid Striker "Cassano" on a 4 month loan! Also enquirys has been made about "Baptista"

Watch this space.... <--- wich sad act hu dus this lol

Wolves will make 5 more signings before the transfer window closes they are

Geoff Horsfield 460,000

Ugo Egihogu free

Peter Whittingham free

Mark Delaney 1m

Robbie Elliot free

lfc transfer news,


ronaldo,baptista,beckham, £10 + luis garcia

defoe £10

this will be it as we have signed 2 more strikers bells,fat ronny and 2 rw becks and jailbird pennant,mid to replace garcia in baptista


kewell £7 sad to see him go

garcia madrid swap

carson loan

kronkamp £4m ajax

diao £2m charlton

also [players that offers could be made on are kujt, van huntleaar and totti as he wants a crack at the premiership, also wright-phillips has asked for a move to liverpool, or man u only if ronaldo leaves as if ronaldo stays he will hardly play like he does at chelsea but personally i would prefer to see lennon as he is the only defender i have seen take john terry and jamie carragher to peices so he would be amajor asset but spurs have slapped a £18m price tag which is ridiculous


Mark Delaney from Aston Villa is set to sign for The Wolves for around £900,000

------ARSENAL NEWS--------

Cole's transfer will go through for around £25m, Arsenal wanted Gallas as part of the deal, Gallas wants out but Chelsea will let him rot in the reserves, pay his £3-4m a year wages and lose out on a transfer fee.

Arsenal will go after Robinho and/or Baptista from real Madrid.

Wenger will aslo make a move for Abidal and Malouda from Lyon. Abidal would be the CB/LB Wenger has been looking for and was quoted as saying an offer from Arsenal would be too good to reject.

ARSENAL NEWS Arsenal are about to accept an offer of £22million plus Robinho for Ashley Cole and Jose Antonio Reyes from Real Madrid.The £22million will be used to sign Javier Mascherano(corinthians)and Younes Kaboul(aj auxerre).AW is also set to sign long time target Nuri Sahin(borussia dortmund)in a deal that could eventually rise to £7.5million.Mascherano has snubbed a move to Man Utd as he is waiting for Arsenal.The reason that Fran Merida has yet to be unveiled as an Arsenal player is that Barcelona are contesting the fee for him and Assulin Gai in court.Also expect the signing of young dutch stiker Nacer Barazite to be announced soon.

Liverpool will this week tie up a deal for wigan's Pascal chimbonda. Paul jewell rates the player at 5-6 million but rafa has the perfect way to get that down. Wigans one weakness last season was goalkeeping errors so rafa will offer jerzy dudek. This will get the price down to 2 million. This deal will leave jan kromkamp free to leave.

Expect Arsenal to move for youngsters Fran Merida and Martin Vestergård...Also a deal for Franco Semioli could be on the verge..


Abidal will be bought from Lyon

Gallas will be signed in a deal involving

Ashley Cole + 10 million


eboue toure gallas abidal

reyes diaby fabragas rosicky

henry van persie


Liverpool are interested in signing West Ham's Dean Ashton. Newcastle are interested in him but he rightly sees the hammers as a bigger club. The lure of champions league football will be too much for him to resist though. Rafa was impressed with his performance in the cup final and believes he will bring strength to the liverpool frontline that bellamy, fowler or even crouch can't. Dirk Kuyt was lined up for this role but Ashton isn't such a risk as he is suited to the premiership and will have no problem settling. Liverpool will offer 9 mill with add ons for how successful he is. Sinama Pongolle could also go on a seasons loan as part of the deal.


=spurs will sign Mohamed Zidan from Werden Bremen, Karim Benzema for Olympique de Lyon, Didier Agathe fromerly Glasgow Celtic and Wayne Bridge from Chelsea FC.

West Ham are ready to bolster their midfield with the signing of thomas gravesson and zolten gera. Unfortunatly, Dean Ashton will leave the club but to a top four club and not newcastle. Jermaine Defoe could return to Upton Park to replace him. Jonathon Woodgate prefers a move to us rather than newcastle or pompey and will join on season long loan. Pascal Chimbonda is expected to join, once wigan lower their valuation to below 4 million. A new goalkeeper is needed and liverpool have been approached about jerzy dudek but a deal looks uncertain because they won't let him leave on loan. Evertons richard wright and Norwhich's robert green are both on the shortlist.

efc newsflash-

as a true blue i belive that we r to sign luis boa morte (gutted) for 4.5mil, leaving us is, kilbane 900,000 bk 2 sunderland.

team this season









boa morte


dr beatts.

as i learnt it from a very reliable source (%99 true), Tuncay Sanli will make a move from Fenerbahce to Galatasaray for a fee of 10M $... In order to reply this movement of Adnan Polat, Aziz Yildirim plans to make the moves of Necati Ates and Hasan Sas to Fenerbahce...

Petrov to Arsenal?

Graveson to Celtic?

Please note that Olympiakos Piraeus will announce today or tomorrow two tranfers.

First is for a player who will leave even today Yaya Toure will sign for Monaco Fc

Second for a player who is near to my football Club Ze Roberto



julio baptista to join liverpool b4 the transfer market closes no ly. people have beeen sayin kuyt but rafa has admited that he cant see bellamy and kuyt or kuyt n crouch lnkin up wiv each other. benitez quoted sayin that he needs a nuva pacey striker to sort out his striker problem and baptista is the key. yal no wen it apens DAVE ASHTON

Steve Brooker of Bristol City to sign for Norwich on Friday with Peter Thorne going the other way in part exchange.

i work in the megastore at man united and i can assure you that we will only be making 2 more sighnings. we will be getting Senna because Gattuso rejected a move and if Torres doesnt come it will be Tevez or Klosse.

Coventry City News

Despite having had a bid of £100,000 rejected for keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos, Micky Adams is planning a 2nd bid for the Hartlepool player. Coventry have also taken Faygal El Idrissi (free), Moussa N'Diaye (free), Frank Songo'o (Portsmouth) and Jaroslav Drobny (Fulham) on trial at the Ricoh. With the money remaining of our transfer budget bids will be made for Shefki Kuqi (Blackburn), Marton Fulop (Tottenham), Geoff Horsfield (Sheff Utd) and Zesh Rehman (Fulham).

If these signings are made the squad will look like this:

GK- Andy Marshall, Marton Fulop/Jaroslav Drobny/Dimi Konstantopoulos

DF- Andy Whing, Marcus Hall, Robert Page, Elliott Ward, Matt Heath, David McNamee, Stuart Giddings, Mikkel Bischoff, Ryan Lynch, Ben Turner, Zesh Rehman.

MF- Stephen Hughes, Michael Doyle, Claus Jorgensen, Isaac Osbourne, Jay Tabb, Don Hutchison, Colin Cameron, Kevin Thornton, Liam Davis, El Idrissi, Frank Songo'o.

ST- Wayne Andrews, Dele Adebola, Gary McSheffrey, Stern John, Andy Morrell, Craig Reid, Shefki Kuqi, Geoff Horsfield, Moussa N'Diaye.

City 4 da Play Offs

Kaka has reportedly agreed terms with madrid.The fee is around £20 million plus Ronaldo

mascherano is not going to man u he is going to arsenal along with tevez. torres in links with man u and kerlon is going aswell

For the last month or so Alex Ferguson has been talking about signing a midfielder from spain. For some reason the newspapers think this is Villareals Senna. This is not true.I can reveal that this player is mark van bommel. Ferguson sees him as the perfect player to partner carrick in the centre with scholes and fletcher back up. Van bommel can also play on the right wing and can even play at right back. A bid has been faxed to middlesborough for stewart downing which is rumoured to include john o' shea. Robert Green will sign within two weeks.

mascherano to united-16 million. fergie also looking at brazilian youngsters kerlon and anderson.

Hearts are to agree a fee for Rafael Sobis from Internacional and he will sign in the next 72 hours. Also joining him will be Hristos Karapidis.

Liverpool have made a bid for juventus's Alessandro Del Piero. The player has been quoted as saying he wants to stay, but that was only because he thought no top clubs were interested in him. He also has offers from turkey, spain and france but he is said to fancy his chances in the premiership. There is another english club said to be interested. I personally think this is newcastle but I could be wrong as Spurs have been linked as well. He will cost as little as 3 million and will choose Liverpool as they are playing in the champions League. He could be unveiled as a liverpool player as soon as the weekend.

Tottenham will finally get active again in the transfer market and spend the money from the carrick transfer. Defoe will stay but that still means we only have 3 main strikers- berbatov, defoe and keane. The fourth striker will be ronaldo from real madrid or if that fails they will enter the race for Dirk Kuyt. Chimbonda will sign now that spurs have the funds to spend 5 million. Thomas Gravesson will come in to replace carrick. Davids will go back to Ajax. Stewart Downing is a target for the left wing spot or if that fails we will bid for harry kewell. Aron Lennon is going nowhere.

My uncle works for tullochs and he assured me that Caley are set to name 3 BIG signings over the next week or so. They will be replacements for Dodds and Proctor off to Dundee utd, expect Kenny Deuchar from Gretna, Oliver Bernard/Marvin Andrews, Ross Wallace from Celtic all to be linked with ICT!!!

West Ham have a bid for Lyon's Sylvan Wiltord which could mean either dean Ashton or Marlon Harewood will leave the club.

If Scott Carson goes to Upton Park, it will only be a loan deal because he signed a 5 year deal a couple of weeks ago. Rafa will not waste money on Ronaldo, Torres will be coming soon....


SAF has been in talks wth tevez and his people, and im sure adeal will b done.cant say how i know,but give it 2weeks max as visa problems will arise,and corthines are holding on for a chelsea bid,which is highly likely once utd declare 1st bid.SAF will pay 30 2 35m but chelesa could raise bidding up 2 50m.out ov saf hands.chelsea r defo intrested,crespo wants out n jose wil sign tevez iv he goes mayb same deal or spain.but utd is tevez 1st choice,gabbi henzie a huge factor.

NEWCASTLE will be waving the money around again soon, but expect them to actually capture the signatures of the transfer targets in question for a change.

To improve the very weak defence, in will come Woodgate, who, along with Gravesen, forms part of a 15mil raid on Real Madrid's present 'mixed bag' of a squad. Also expect Boumsong to sign for Juventus (yes that's right--apparently Deschamps is an admirer) in a player-swap deal with Kovac. Out on the left, Bridge's arrival from Chelsea (6-7mil?) should be tied up soon, forcing the dodgy Babayaro to sit on the bench.

Up front, expect an audacious bid for Ibrahimovic (20mil) to be accepted by Juventus--he will sign for Newcastle, because no other club will match Newcastle's outrageous offer.(have we been here before?---Luque...anyone?)

IN: Woodgate,Kovac,Bridge,Gravesen,Ibrahimovic.

liverpool will defo sign baptista in a deal worth 6 million and in part real madrid will have first refusal on alonso if and when he comes available,also they are in serious talks with yossi benayoun about a propsed move if the alves deal doesnt materialise.i know this for fact and im sick of reading rubbish about people who think they are in the know when quite clearly they are not.your man chaf.

i work at arsenal's training ground and heard that reyes will move to real madrid in a swap for robinho. when ashely cole leaves for 20 million we will get a central defender and mascherano

My father is partner with Mr. Dein and he was told that AW has approved the sale of reyes to real for robinho plus undisclosed fee. if chelsea match arsenal 30 mil for ashley, AW will turn to bayern's phillipe lahm, a centre back and a "first class goalkeeper"...buffon??????

Trust me

Luca Toni and Klose will be newcastles new strikers next season, if the deal falls through Defoe will join the toon for 8 million

Stuart NUFC


Feyenoord have made a major ricket allocating the dosh for Kuyt when no real firm bids have been received.

The 'pool seem to be in competition with NUFC for his signature which is now discounted as the club need to sell pronto, (insider talk, but worth posting).

'pool are still hoping the semi cripple Kewell will depart for La Liga so he can limp out of crucial matches there too. Comes down to how much he loves actually playing football, as £80k PW week is laughed at on the continent.

Kewell knows he will be on bench warming duty regularly at Anfield, so the club continue to hope he'll want to move.

Pompey's move for ANELKA seems to have crashed and burned, but 'Arry is interested with Nugent.

Enquiries made re Dudek on a season's loan deal, but 'pool want cash.



Ok, I have inside knowledge of transfer activity taking place at Newcastle United. Myself I'm not to mpleased with the transfers that are supposed to go through this week. Ok, ins are. Defoe 10m, Bridge 3m those are bankers. The other two I wish not to mention due to they are in the balance. Namely malbranque and Klose.

Villa News- O'Neill to be put in charge any time now and Randy (richer than glazer) Lerner will win the race to take control of villa and give significant funds, exact amount not sure but one of the other lesser financed consortiums trying to take control, as reported wednesday, is offering 50mil for the season, so Randy will be providing a similar amount. Some of O'Neill's targets are believed to be- Petrov, Woodgate, Saviola, Malbranque, Wright-Phillips, Huth, Gravesen, Hargreaves. Expext a few of these names (not all) and perhaps a suprise quality quality player or two to be signed either before september if possible or in january otherwise.



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