Football Rumours Archive August 04 2006


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Charlton News - they will sign M'bami-£1.7m, Diarra on loan from chelsea, Fiore and Di Vaio on loan from Valencia, Isakasson for £2.1m, Traore on loan from Liverpool and Routledge for £1.7m. Leaving will be Lisbie, Holland and Sam will go out on loan for 6 months. Arsenal News - Cole to Chelski for £6m + Bridge + Gallas + SWP. Man Utd News - Kerlon will sign and go on loan to Ajax for a season, Senna and Diarra are still options for midfield, while up top SAF is looking at Toni, Tevez or Trezguet. He is trying to get the Glazers to move for 2 of them and Simao and Lennon are also a targets. As for the press conference SAF was just being smart by saying he was happy with his team, for 2 reasons 1 to get the best price on his targets and 2 incase he misses out on his targets his team will think he hyas 100% faith in them. Liverpool News - they will sign Kuyt.

i really like putting the info i have out on this have read them before.the old man in journalism ..sports paper and gets a lot of links and interesting info etc.i did post last week that arsenal will swoop for kaboul from auxuerre.apparently its way in progress.we have to wait and makes a lot of sense.they do need a good centre back.and he is cheap.wenger at it again.anyway i have another bit of gossip.makes sense also..old man reckons(and hes right 5 out of 10 times)that martins from inter milan will sign for spurs,only and only if inter can tie up the luca toni move this week.wait and see again. noely

ronaldhino 2 AC milan for _79mil pounds

barnsley will today complete the free transfers of kyle letheren and colin healy

Benitez is been asked to wait on Baptista, As it will depend upon whether Real Madrid is able to get Kaka or not.


Thankyou somebody has finally realised that Man Utd are not after Marcos Senna, but Mark Van Bommel. Also Kerlon and Anderson will both sign soon. An English keeper will come in, but i think Ben Foster is good enough for the bench after a superb performance against Celtic. The new striker will be Toni. All this is 100% true.

Right, lets get things straight, according to reports man yoo will lodge a €40 million euros bid (£27 million pounds) for striker fernando torres (once again!) and more than likely bring in marcos senna from villareal for £4-£5 million. The senna transfer looks virtually like a done deal, but united are still on the hunt for a striker.


liverpool news

cassano or dean ashton as i said 5 weeks ago ashton being oreferred with pongolle going to other way ob loan, and cassano would b a loan til january when the sitution will be reveiewed.

dudek will go to wigan + 2m for pascal chimbonda

spurs have offered us defoe for kewell +4m which rafa doesn't want now as he has signed bellamy rafa is not deciding on any other signing until negotiation have finished with juve over trezuguet and ibrahimovich,camoronasi so watch this space on this.

dudek wigan

pongolle west ham loan

kewell valencia

and other exitas to be confirmed but risse looking likely to go to to a spanish side as is luis garcia he drinks sangria he scores goals when cisse cant so plz dont take our luis away

Spurs Transfer News

Jewells insistance on getting £6m for Chimbonda has priced him out of a move to the lane as the club do not value him that highly and will not be held to ransom. Expect a move for Lucas Neill instead as he can also cover CB with Ledley out with injury. Martin Petrov of Athletico Madrid is also a possible for left wing, however this might prove difficult. If this doesn't come off then Downing is second choice or we might wait and use Routledge and Lennon or go 3 up front.

To all the barcodes who think they're going to sign Defoe for £8m-£10m keep dreaming. We turned down a £12m bid from hang dog 'arry at Pompey so why would we accept lower now? Especially as we got so much from United for Carrick. Truth is Defoe is going nowhere he has already stated publicly and privately that he loves it at Spurs and wants to prove himself there, so forget it!


I know this site is basically a liverpool fans forum but im here to talk about Chelsea.William Gallas is set to leave the club.The player has been unhappy for some time now after constantley being played out of position.I think we have made a big mistake by letting the situation get to this stage,he is one of the top defenders in the world and will be hard to replace.I can only think of two players as possible replacements.The first being Roma's Christian Chivu the other is Ledley King.Either one of these will cost mega money as they are very important players to their respective clubs.

Another player set to leave is Hernan Crespo.As soon as Chelseas 8mil asking price is met he will be of.Likely destinations are Inter,AC Milian,Roma(could be used as part of any Chivu deal)and Fiorentina.Chelsea might wait untill January before they sign a replacement seeing how Sheva,Drogba and Kalou get on leading the attack.Possible replacements are Tevez 25mil,Torres 27mil or surprise candidate Jermaine Defoe 10mil.

Regarding Ashley Cole,I have heard from a very reliable source that he will be a chelsea player by Friday evening.The price will be 22mil.Oh and by the way all you hopeful Newcastle fans you will not be signing Wayne Bridge especially for the measley sum of 3-4mil that some of you seem to believe.

Manchester city news

Manchester city are looking to sign trabelsi from ajax for a free transfer, manchester city are also looking at left wingers, this is their list but they are only picking 1 ,denilson,kewell and richardson.

Charlton are set to offer £3m for Schalke's Danish wonderkid Soren Larsen. Iain Dowie wants to get a third top quality striker into his squad as he knows Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is only a short term solution and the young Dane fits the bill


It's true Gallas wants out but he will not join Arsenal, he wants a fresh start abroad (Milan and Inter both interested). instead we will get Abidal and possibly this guy Illiasu, who is £500,000 not 5mil like some idiot suggested.

Villa fans whats it like having something decent to talk about? Must be a shock to the system not talking about loan deals for 32 year olds?! You do realise of course that Deadly wnats to pop his clogs in that chairmans chair not sell his "Dynasty" to some Yank? Blue Square have given me 6/1 on Villa going down this year and I reckon thats generous! Suggest you all get at least a tenner on that before it starts to tumble. Anyway while I'm here Ashley "It's got nothing to do with the money, honest" Cole to move his account accross London to Subneft Holdings PLC very shortly. Expect 'Arry to be very active in the next month - the Anelka deal looks dead but expect serious bids for Dudek and Nugent as well as a last gasp bid to get Sol to swap Harrods for the Tricorn. Fergie will continue his bid to sign as many overpriced and overated players as he can - Think Tevez for a daft amount of money. And finally The Rafaloution will continue with Liverpool looking for another pacey striker. I'd love David Villa but I'm not sure we've got the money and he hasn't been mentioned in the Echo for sometime. I reckon Rafa might stick a cheeky bid in for Defoe? Your thoughts Gents? Bobski

Few bits and bobs, nothing 100% just things i heard on the grapevine! Gravesen will sign for newcastle-2m, Risse to Arsenal-3m, West ham will sign Mikel Forsell, after letting Ashotn go to liverpool for 12m,Man Utd Marcos Senna-5m, also United will sign Kevin Nugent- Preston 5m(u herd that here first)! also for any cheltenham Town fans- we will sign Jeff Kenna and Colin Cameron!:)

==================================================liverpool will sign julio baptista from real madris for 6 mill, kuyt will not come to liverpool, dani alves will come to liverpool before the chelsea game at the millenuim stadium and del piero will sign around the week end. the simoa deal withe valencia had fallen through because liverpool had put a bid in for him and is considering that he may join the might reds. chimbonda and yossi benoyune will not come.


Torres will be in a liverpool shirt real soon its started...

liverpool will defo sign the following

Ibrahimovic - 12m

Chimbonda - 2m + Dudek

Alves - 10.2m

J.Baptista - 6m

I am an air stweard and I was just working on a flight from madrid to manchester and robinho was on it with his agent.TRUE

First, to the Newcastle fan who claims Ibrahimovic (the most over-rated player in world football) isjoining them, think again, W. Bremen are set to make a bid for him to replace Klose who is on his way out of Germany. Possibly signing for Man Utd or even Chelsea if Crespo leaves. If Man Utd bid fails as it no doubt will a bid for Kuyt or Trezeguet is not out the question. Van Bommel or Senna to come in to provide more competition in midfield. Expect to see more of Fletcher, Rossi and Martin this season

RED HOT GOONER NEWS Jose Antonio Reyes is on his way to Real Madrid in a deal which will bring Robinho plus £2million to Arsenal.Robinho will be given the #10 shirt.AW has told Chelsea he wants £17.5million plus William Gallas or £25million in cash for Ashley Cole.To end the spending Arsenal will launch an £18million bid for Javier Mascherano,who has been quoted as saying that Arsenal is the club he wants to join.Nuri Sahin will be the only transfer target in January.

Ghana defender Habib Mohammed, is on his way to Bolton. The fullback was spotted at the World Cup and negotiations have been going on since, between Bolton chairman, Phil Gartside and Alhaji Karim Grunsahm, the President of Kumasi based side, King Faisal.

The fee is thought to be around £600,000. The only problem maybe the injury that Mohammed picked up in training. He is due to fly in within the next fortnight for talks and a medical.

tavono will be sigining for the toon next week in a deal worth up to 8.1 mill. gravason is a target but faye and butt would have to be unloaded if that deal was to happen, you heard it heard first.

Fernando Torres is allegedly still the subject of interest from United despite insisting that he will stay in Spain for another season.

Two new names thrown into the ring by the rumour-mongers are that of Argentine hot property Carlos Tevez and Dirk Kuyt,

Tevez is tipped to leave Corinthians following a spat with the club's fans, while Kuyt is now being linked with United after a summer of stories mooting a move to Liverpool.

Despite the sale of van Nistelrooy, however, another midfielder is also a priority for Sir Alex Ferguson following the arrival of micheal carrick Villarreal's Marcos Senna is the name most frequently linked, with talks allegedly underway to secure a switch to United. and the same counts for javier Mascherano

by the end of the week manu will have signed marcos senna and by the end of tuesday man u will have singed both tevez and mascherano it will take untill friday for manu to sign fernando torres but who knows after that there might be more signings........ this space........S&S

Ronaldo is not going to Holland with United as an offer from Real Madrid has been accepted, not because he needs to improve his fitness before the season. It involves a player coming the other way from Madrid. My bet is Gravesen + cash which will leave no need for Senna and more cash for a striker. This is due to Ronaldo and Rooneys not so happy make up this week which was made clear by Ronaldo's people to Real. Look out for some movement on the Tevez deal by mid August.

ManUtd team: Van D'ers/Nev/Rio/Vidic/Gabby/Giggsy/Carrick/Gravesen/Scholesy/Wazza/Tevez.

Newcastle to sign Gallas on the cheap due to bust up with his gaffa expect about 4m or so. toon also to sign trabelsi on free along with campbell as back up also free. francesco tavano and aldo duscher are also on there way to the toon, watch out for another massive signing.

Look out for Man Utd bringing in a young right midfielder from River Plate "Gonzalo Higuain" with Ronaldo off to Real for Cash + Gravesen.

i have recently been to cardiff citys auxerre game and sitting in the box next to me was rossi of man utd, expect a loan deal to be done soon. this loan deal could mean utd are after a new striker

One arsenal finally sell cole they will use the money for mascherano

abidal illiasu and mexes

liverpool are going to sign kuyt in a £12 million move before the end of the month and also lazaros will be joining on a free from pek athens. kewell will stay at anfield but will move next year when a move for stewart downing will take place in a £10 million move.

I was getting my CL tickets at Anfield this morning and walked past Kuyt getting in to a car in the car park behind the main stand reception.

wigan are furious with chimbonda. they are trying to offload him elsewhere so tottenham don't get their way and get him sub £4M but the player has said he will not sign for another club. seems tottenham and chimbonda are working closeley to force Wigans hand. other rumours that arent true is ronaldo is not getting the cold shoulder from gary neville all is fine in the Man U camp unfortunately :(

aldo duscher to west ham is a done deal, alan pardew did not fly out to greece with the squad on thursday as he was finalising terms on the deal. a fee of around 3.5m.

FACT- SAF has 25m leftto spend. $5m for Senna has been agreed, the remainder will be for Torres plus add ons. AT Madrid would rather take 20m now than nothing next year when his contract comes to a bosman.

Well, who ever has been following SAF knows that he would not sign players for fun, he is a guy who only has realistic targets. most Man Utd fans think that buy spending big we achive sucess but it is not the case. Realistically only one or two sign ins would happen, with Carrick signed may be another midfielder, possibly Senna. He is a great player only if u follow spanish league do we know about him and I think he will be a big edition. Marcheano and Tevez are just distinct dreams because I donot think they are proven enough to spend millions. While when it comes to strike force there are no needs for reinforcments as Rooney, Saha, Smith and Rossi is a very formidable strike lineup.


Newcastle are currently holding talks with Tavano but Inter Milan and other clubs are also showing intrest. If he signs he will cost us around 7 mil. If this falls through newcastle will go for Kuyt or Klose. Defoe is also on Glen Roeder's most wanted list. There is a 50-50 chance that SWP will sing on loan. Steed Malbranque will come to SJP near the end of the month because Fulham will want to get something out of him. Newcastle will try to get some players on for free, such as Cambell or Gravesen. Trabelsi is also a major target. Bridge will join newcastle shortly after the signing of A.Cole (to chelsea). Milner is NOT leaving SJP. Expect to see some good signing shortly. Boumsong will leave as well as Faye and Babyaro and other players.

Team: (If all goes to plan)


Bramble Cambell Bridge Taylor

Duff Gravesen Parker SWP

Defoe Tavano

Subs: Trabelsi Emre Carr Solano Harper N'Zogbia OWEN Injured DYER Probably fit again

liverpool doin a deal wth juventues,its a season loan this 100%fact.not sure who as my source cant share this info,but the 2teams defo doin business.expect this news b4 weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Exclusive Celtic are set to announce a major investment by club sponsers Nike regarding the re-naming of their stadium from Celtic Park To The Nike Arena. The club will receive an estimated 25m which will help Gordon Strachan strengthen his squad in the transfer market with the run up to the Champions League. This deal has been helped by the record breaking sales and success of the new Celtic away shirt which Nike claim to be their no1 selling shirt ever!!! This along with the new investment in refurbishing of all Celtic superstores by Nike, which will raise the clubs profile worldwide.

I've heard that Derby are interested in Nathan Tyson infact there offering 1m for him.

The Boy will never is a higher league and a 10 min drive but his heart is at forest i feel


lee williamson rotherham to Watford £800k

rotherham are rumoured to be close to bringing jonathan forte back to milmoor on loan with a view to a permanant for around £300k.Some of this money may come from the £800k kitty from Lee williamsons pending move to aidy boothroyds watford


Rumour on North East Football talk-in show that a rich benefactor is about to pump a lot of money into NUFC. Top of the shopping list is Fernando Torres with more to come.

Man u to sign senna on mon/tue when fergie will also make a move for a striker. Hes said that not many fit the bill but torres would be perfect with rooney. i don't know where everyone heres about the kerlon move as this is the only place that i have heard it and everyone is saying it. Expect ronaldo to leave next week after not travelling to amsterdam and this will leave the door open for SWP or lennon. Wichever comes will become englands new no. 7.


Valencia are looking to wrap up the transfer of Simao from Benfica next week. They are creatively engineering his wages to meet his demands without immediately breaking their salary cap. Roberto Ayala wants to go to Villarreal as he is displeased with his extension offer. Valencia have offered to put Ayala in a deal for C.Ronaldo of ManUtd, but this is quite unrealistic. Valencia will not be able to pay C.Ronaldo's salary without going well beyond creativity. Los Che are looking at making a bid for Jorge Andrade of Deportivo La Coruna as Ayala's replacement, but such a bid will be both expensive and highly competitive. Valencia have not yet given up on Luis Garcia of Espanyol as a forward replacement for Mista despite the resistence of RCD; and VCF may consider selling Mario Reguiero to Real Betis to help fund Garcia's purchase. The only concern is that without Reguiero, young Jaime Gavilan or David Silva will be the only cover for Vicente.

next week could be the week for the man utd fans as saf are going to bid for 3 players they are kerlon,tevez , simao ,

David O'Leary was seen in a meeting with none other than Frank Lowy(Boss of Australian football). Looks like O'Leary is going to be the next Australia coach.


O'Neill will be unveiled as villa boss on friday just in time for the pre season tour of germany/holland. Randy Lerner will step up his efforts to buy the club in the coming days with a formal bid expected the weekend or early next week. This will allow O'Neill to spend a bit of money before the transfer window closes. O'Neill apparantly has deals in place for petrov and is understood to have an agreement with chelsea for SWP(this is due to working with his dad at the BBC during their world cup coverage)a striker and centre back will be brought in before september, but as yet are unkown. Most transfer activity will be in september however when he will still have the majority of the 50mil transfer kitty available.


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