Football Rumours Archive July 03 2008


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Birmingham will retain players: Mehdi Nafti, Damien Johnson, Sebastien Larsson, Martin Taylor, Artur Krysiask, Garry O'Connor, Olivier Kapo(possibly), Maik Taylor, Colin Doyle, Stephen Kelly, Krystian Pearce, Jordon Mutch and Sone Aluko inherited from Steve Bruce's Birmingham side.

There has already been a large amount of players who have left following Alex McLiesh's rebuiling plans. Further could follow.

McLiesh plans to seek Out:

Rhadi Jaidi's intentions.

Inform Liam Ridgewell of Stoke's intentions to bring him to the club.

Inform Jerome of Leicester City's £4 million pound bid for him and whether he would be interested in going there. This is Leicester's whole transfe money for the Summer.

Franck Quedrue he failed to turn up to training along with Kapo and it is well known that David Sullivan thinks that he is 'a pile of rubbish' and Quedrue had a very public falling out with Sullivan. Quedrue has not been stabalised at the club for very long joining a year ago. The manager who brought him to the club has left as well. It realy depends on how Franck reacts to getting fined same as well with Kapo.

Tranfer In's:

PAUL Scharner is likely to be unveiled as a new Birmingham player part of a reason why De Ridder left Blues for nothing. A fee has been agreed Birmingham are finalising the contract. The fee is in the region of £3.5 million.

Chris Eagles for £2.5 million.

Torbinski looks set for a mkove to the second City.

  Efc news:

Moyes has not signed a new deal but it has been agreed in principe. It includes a minimum transfer kitty depending on the league position and also a get out Clause (thought to be £8 million compensation) if Man United, Celtic or Scotland come in for him. No signings have been made for one reason. Big bill k is at the moment considoring a take–over bid of roughly £105 million. He was looking for bout £120 million. But apparently the Russian is offering a £40+ million Summer war chest so it looks as BK will accpept.

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  LFC transfer strategy:

Simple really, Rafa is trying to build a squad to win the Premier League this year. Everyone knows he has to raise funds through sales and those players more suited to European football or who are simply not good enough will go. Alonso is a great example of the former, Pennant of the latter. More players will go than come in.

We will pay over the odds for the likes of Barry and/or Keane but that is the market and they are proven to be effective Premiership players. They aslo have the work ethic Rafa demands, as does Dossena, the new left back. A winger will be sought to add some attacking 'bite', maybe Silva or Sergio Garcia. Silva has long been admired at the club but his Euro performances may push his price too high. Garcia is now more likely, flair + excellent work rate. Riera is on the radar but we will not pay the current asking price. Downing remains an option for same reason as Barry and Keane. he does perform in the EPL.

Outs (£estimates): LeTallec (£? ), Riise (5 million), Itanje (2 million) (all gone), Pennant (6 million), Yossi (6 million), Crouch (10 million), Carson (6 million), Alonso (16 million)

  Man United

Possible Transfers

Mamadou Sakho–8 million

Falcao–16 million

Now for the Ronaldo saga. He will leave but not until July 2010. And his replacement is Nicolas Millan from Chile.

This is the truth

  Newcastle to sign Nugent from Portsmouth in a deal worth of about £5 million. According to my source, Owen will be going to Everton for a similar price. No other players are as yet coming into Newcastle although I know that Keegan has another £7 million left to spend. NUfc.

  arsenal fans

This is directed at the clown who reckons Wenger is going to spend 96 million this Summer.

Firstly, I would be surprised if ARSENAL had spent that much since Wenger started in '96.

Signings are: NASRI (10–12 MILLION), AMAURY (FREE), perhaps Huntelaar/Santa Cruz but only if Adebayor leaves. The only other signing I can see happening is perhap someone like frings/senna to take Flaminis role.

Nasri is an ideal replacement for Hleb, him and Rosicky will rotate positions.

Eboue are not going no where, despite his inaptitude to deal with pretty much anything, Wenger has seen that with him and Sagna on the right, we have a very very strong right wing. Eboue will do his defensive duties aswell and cover Sagna when he ventures forward.

Walcott will be coming through a lot more next season, being in the first choice three forwards.

we won;'t be buying a defender as we have decent enough ones, Wenger sees no reason to change. Song is coming through to be the next Toure, looks like he could develop well in defense.

Will be interesting to see what ramsey has got up his sleeve.

  Charlton Athletic:

IN: 3.6 million

Mark Hudson, Crystal Palace, Free (DONE)

Stuart Fleetwood, Forest Green, 100 k (DONE)

Greg Halford, Sunderland, 500 k (DONE)

Lee Cattermole, Middlesbrough, Loan

Adam Johnson, Middlesbrough, Loan

Michael Mancienne, Chelsea, Loan

Andrew Surman, Southampton, £2 million

Tibor Tisza, Újpest FC, £1 million

OUT: 14.4 million

Cory Gibbs Released Released

Chris Powell Released Released

Osei Sankofa Released Released

James Walker Southend 200 k

Paddy McCarthy Crystal Palace 500 k

Dorian Smith Released Released

Jon Fortune Stoke 700 k

Ben Thatcher Crystal Plalace Bosman

Darren Ambrose Bristol City £2 million

Zheng Zhi Fulham £4 million

Jerme Thomas West Bromwich Albion 3.2 million

Chris Iwelumo Wolves £1.4 million

Dean Sinclair Cheltenham 400 k

Amdy Faye OGC Nice £1 million

Marcus Bent Hull £2 million

Charlton will not sign Etienne Esajas or Rocky Lekaj as the Wednesday 606 fans say they are rubbish, besides we only just got away with Madjid Bougherra being fairly avarage

  I was walking past the main entrance at the Britannia stadium and clearly saw Sammi Hyypia in the reception.

Would be a good signing for us.


forget the bents guiza etc. Keane will again sign championship and irish players expect doyle and Hunt from the Royals for a combined £7.5 million olifinjana from Wolves (sorry for spelling) and possibly jonny evans on another loan in January I expect another relegation struggling with possible quality signings next Summer.

keep the faith

  Liverpool in negotiations with Totenham Hotspur over a possible deal for D. Berbatov and not Robbie Keane.

Crouch will join Portsmouth for £10.5 million pounds, Berbatov will be aquired for £23.5 million pounds.

  100 percent certain people

Gilberto is going to Juve for £4 million, I know a friend of his in London, he is also Brazilian and happened to be both Gilberto and Edu's translator when they were first at Arsenal, and have stayed very good friends since.

  Bristol City are close to sealing a deal which will bring in Ross Wallace of Sunderland in a straight swap for Bristol City's left winger Michael McIndoe.


it will be all change at Coventry City next by next week


best £2 million Forest

kyle 250 k Southend

dimi Hartlepool free


clinton Morrison free

Eastwood 1.5 next 36hrs

inigo idiakez

  SPURS NEWS; we can now reveal that bavid Bentley took and passed his medical on Tuesday the 24th at 9pm at hollyhouse hospital in buckhurst hill, for further news look on Tottenham blogs for the photo's of Mr Bentley and Mr levy togeather.

as for ROBBIE KEANE? with this office being passive to the phone call conversation's I can confirm he HAS not handed in a transfer request nor will he. with rumours of him handing in a request and being seen in Liverpool I can say. he is still on holiday.

Mr Keane, feels that the direction of the club under the management ship of Mr Ramos and Mr poyet is heading in the direction that he wants to follow. and so at this moment in time will not be handing in a request.

the City square mile, London

  Hull City in talks with Alan Smith, Michael Dawson and James McFadden. Mendy and Stelios set to sign in the next few days.

  To all you Rangers fans out there. I have exclusive news of a big name midfielder coming to the Brox. A friend who works at Murray Park confirmed earlier today that none other than Joey Barton will be unveiled as a new bear as early as next week. Wattie sees him as an ideal foil for wee Barry and depsite his well doucumented off field problems thinks he is the man to tame him. I fully expect Barton to be welcomed with open arms by the Rangers supprt.

  Blackburn Rovers Rumours. First of all can people just stop making things up to make there teams seem bigger then they are. (that means you Newcastle fans) and to the fella who said Blackburn would be signing obefemi Martins and kenwyne Jones get real please, I am a Rovers fan and for starters we are not got that of money, we are a TOWN club who are constantly punching above our weight and showing so called bigger clubs how it should be done. and we'll Carry on doing so fact. we have about £10 million to spend tops and whatever he makes on sales. The transfers I am going to tell you about may or may not happen, there just some of Mark Hughes targets and were highlighted by Ince to target aswell. Bentley will be joining Tottenham for £7 million + Dawson (centre half) and Lennon (right wing) this the only certain thing I'll write about. Ze castro (Athletic Madrid) Torrejon (Espanyol) are targets for centre back, Eboue (Arsenal) and a young ghanian who I know nothing about called Harrison afful (asante kotoko) are targets for right back, Michael bradley (heerenveen) Anthony annan (stabaek) are targets for centre midfield, Ugur boral (fenerbache) is a also a target for the left wing to put presure on the underacheiving Pederson, Frazier campbell (man u) is also a target but Man United have promised Hull City first option on him apparantley if they were to sell. but as I said some of these or even non may happen (barring the Bentley deal). thanks for Reading and does anyone else have any real Blackburn transfer rumours?

  Stoke City to sign:

Danny Higginbottom £2 million

Dean Whitehead £1.75

Jon Walters £1 million

Victor Anichebe – Loan

Scott Mcdonald – P/E lawrence

Ivan Klasnic will not join Stoke and will go to Wigan

Graveson will not join stoke

  Newly promoted Bundesliga side FC Koln are close to securing a one year deal for boyhood fan Lukas Podolski who is rated by Bayern Munich at £12 million. Manchester City are amongst the Premier League sides trying to poach the deal.

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  Nicky Shorey has signed for Liverpool. He will be unveiled with the signing of Barry. This is what I have heard anyway.

  arsenal news

What did I say yesterday. Adebayor will not be sold bar one exception. Wenger has always rated Eto'o as the best forward in the world for four years. If FC Barcelona want Adebayor, then it is not CASH that Arsenal want. Arsenal want Eto'o. Remember here from me.

Once again, some so called fans are putting rubbish on this website which is why I am now informing people with facts. Arsenal will not sign 5+ players. it is NEVER planned as Wenger has said that my team is special. Why would he dismantle three years good work now. Please do not waste time by placing rubbish as it reflects you as a person.

Wenger to sign at max four players:

1. Eto'o if avaliable (only then will Adebayor go)

2. David Silva for approx £15 million.

3. Nasri for about £13 million.

4. Unknown as yet to me. (I will not guess rubbish unlike some so called fans)

THE ARSENAL are basically in top order and this is a fact rather than the media gossip.

SAB (respecting the facts)

  In the next few days Rangers are going to sign t followning players:

players in









players out

cousin– please let him go

gow– swap with reynolds



mcculloch–not likely


1 in a row here we come


  For all those people that are saying adebeyor is leaving it's rubbish why would he leave when he was first choice forward last season for us and loved every min of it Wenger will never sell him only a few signings for us




and one defender to be back up for Toure and Gallas

  Nufc Rumours–

Jonas Gutierrez signed last night from Real Mallorca which is labelled as for an undisclosed fee. Thought to be in the region of 5–6 million for the Argentine international

This strengthens the argument Milner could be on his way. Expect Villa and Liverpool to fight it out for around 6–8 mill

Newcastle attention now turns to Pablo Aimar, expected to sign for around £8 million in the next week. Keegan has all but given up on Arshavin who looks FC Barcelona bound.

Keegan also expects to wrap up deals for Carlos Cuellar (8–10 million) to play alongside Taylor.

Owen and Martins are going nowhere, but expect a further forward to be signed with Ameobi on his way.

Also, as is Keegans way, expect one HUGE signing that will set Tyneside alight. Along with some youth players courtesy of Dennis Wise

(Btw, Newcastle, Tottenham and Everton are all second tier teams and similar size. Stop arguing)

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  Afc Rumours

There will not be the volume of transfer activity that Arsenal fans expect this Summer.

Veloso is in talks currently with the club and if he is willing to join he will be bought.

Villa is the only other possibility but there are a lot of complications, Valencia are doing everything to convince him to stay and Arsene Wenger will only do the deal if Hleb is leaving for Barcelona.

Apart from what is already done Nasri etc. that is the end of Arsenal spending this Summer.

  Rumours in Glasgow and on the web that Lee Naylor is to sign for Aston Villa, no fee (if any) has been muted, as a Celtic fan and as much as I love to see the Villa do well, fingers crossed this one goes through.

If cash is a stumbling block we at Celtic will pay the train fare.

  According to my sources at Anfield, Rafa Benitez is to offer a lifeline to former Arsenal misfit Jose Antonio Reyes. After a disastrous 2007/08 campaign with Atlético Madrid it is thought Los RojiBlancos will listen to offers in the region of €10 million for the versatile forward.

  The player Rafa is talking about who speaks English and has played in England before is not Luis Garcia and that is a 100 percent fact.

it is Albert riera can you Manchester City fams never remember him playing a season for your team under keegan

  It is true, Arsenal DOES have ALOT of money, but for some reason Wenger is scared to spend it because he feels that one bad signing could ruin his reputation. In the extramly unlikely event that Adebayor is sold, Wenger will not buy anyone else because he has Vela comming back next season. The only person that will be bought is the extreamly overrated Nasri. For those of you who do not know, Wenger passed up on Croatian maestro Luka Modric because "20 million is too much for a croatian". but Wenger will have no problem spending the same money on a less talented, less physical sammir Nasri. If you watched the Euros this past month Luka Modric proved to be one of the most promising and exciting players in Europe whereas when France was playing, I did not even notice Nasri was on the field until it showed a close up of him. Silva will not be comming because he is far too expensive for Wengers taste (unless he was French), and frings will not be needed as Wenger already has his center–mid man in Nasri.

  Joe Mattock has signed for Everton from Leicester City, great signing for the Toffees, wish He would stayed at the Walkers tho. Good Luck Joe.

  Jan Molby is being lined up to replace John Rudge as director of football at Stoke. Rudge is being linked with the assistant managers job at Man United.

  Thomas Gravesen will be joining Villa to replace Gareth Barry

  Adebayor will not be leaving Arsenal. A £24 million pound offer from FC Barcelona has just been rejected and AC Milan will be rejected just the same. Ade will be given his requested pay rise to 120,000 a week and that will be that. This means no forwards will be signed. Aaron Ramsey has already been signed and will shortly be followed by Samir Nasri for 15 mil. Another player on the verge of signing is Werder Bremens Amaur Bischoff who is a defensive midfield player and will replace Mathieu Flamini. These three will be the only major signings for Arsenal this Summer. The only players to leave the Emirates this Summer are Lehmann to Stuttgart, Flamini to AC Milan and Hleb to one of Inter, AC Milan, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich. As for all these Chelsea fans, would you please stop living in a dream cloud? Kaka, Deco, Ronaldinho, Robinho, Eto'o and David Villa all in? Get real. Deco will be signed for sure as a replacement for Frank Lampard who will leave for Inter, ONE of Robinho and Ronaldinho will be signed and a new forward will be signed, Villa is not a possibility as he has just snubbed a move to all Premiership clubs and Eto'o is looking more Inter bound. Huntelaar is a possibility and Kaka is completely uninterested. Liverpool will sign Gareth Barry for £17 million and Man UNITED will sign one of Dimitar Berbatov, Luis Fabiano and Huntelaar.

Thats all for now

ArsenalNo. 1

  Tottenham In:



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  Dirk Kuyt is a target of Zenit St. Petersberg. Advocaat sees him as an ideal replacement for Arshavin and has been told to double his £5 million euro offer to land his man. Rafa has cooled his interest in David Silva amid concerns of his build, and was not impressed with him during Euro2008, he will test CSKA with an offer for Yuri Zherkov of around £10 million euro. Terms have been agreed for Villa for Barry, however they want him to formally hand in a transfer request to forfeit his cut of the transfer fee

The club will announce the double signing of highly rated Napoli youngsters Vito Spatafore and Furio Giunta this week

Both players are 15, Spatafore is a wideman also likes to operate in the hole, and Giunta is a goalkeeper

More when I receive the next tip–off

  What puzzles me is the fact that a Birmingham fan said that they will sign Kisnorbo from Leicester. The Puzzling part is that he is injured up and around until November. Stumped Me.

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  Breaking news.

With Barcelona looking to revamp their side after a woeful season, they will turn to the Premier League to buy a top class forward to replace Eto'o. or at least someone who used to be top class. Expect a bid for Shevchenko by the end of the Summer.



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