Football Rumours Archive May 04 2007


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Derby County will swoop for a double signing from Millwall: midfielder Marvin Elliot&defender Tony Craig

Newcastle are going to sign Simon Kalou and Wayne bridge for only 15 million

Newcastle are also going to sign anton ferninand

West Ham United are set to bid for Freddy Eastwood from Southend United after their relegaton to League One

I'm the guy who first brought the rumours that Rafa had decided to buy Kuyt - and my reliable source at Liverpool has delivered a gem again. Rafa's top two targets are SWP (to add some creativity) and Eto'o (his 20 goal a season man) . Expect both to be wearing red next season. Also, Rafa is hoping to get Luque on the cheap from Newcastle (around £4m) as back-up for Kewell on the left. He'll jump at the chance. As Carson is expected to turn down being second choice keeper, Kirkland will be back if Wigan get relegated. His poor season means he won't be first choice keeper at a big club. again.

Heard from high authority that Arsenal are about to make a bid for Eto'o who is desperate to leave Spain and the racism. Gooners will also sign M. Richards and Faubert

NUFC rumours - Freddie Shepherd will not be bringing Big Sam to Newcastle - Roeder will be given a season where he is able to play Michael Owen. Toon likely to have a big summer clear out where only a few big names will be safe - likely signings will be from Bale, Curtis Davies, Anton Ferdinand (who I fear will be the next Bramble), Alan Smith, and probably two or three kids from the South Americas as Clarky and a couple of the scouts are out there now.


After the breaking rumours in today's tabloids it's now pretty obvious the Rangers two star signings of the summer will be Scott Brown from Hibs and Alan Smith from Man United. I'm led to believe the signing of Brown is done and dusted for a fee of around £4m plus add-ons. The Smith deal hinges on Sir Alex giving the go ahead but although he likes Smith as a player and a back up striker he won't stand in his way of joining Gers. The fee is likely to be between £3.5m-£4m.

Rangers only other outlays will be the £1m signing of Steven Naismith from Kilmarnock and £400,000 to secure the permanent services of Any Webster from Wigan/ Hearts.

All other squad additions including Alan Gow and Kirk Broadfoot will be top drawer bosmans.

I'm also led to believe that Celtic will sign Joey Barton from Man City for £5.5m and James Beattie from Everton £4m.

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For the person who said that Bojan Krkic would be joining

Liverpool next season, his club has already reached an agreement with Ajax

in which he will be loaned out for a season.

Im a life long Gunner Fan, n I will be the first to admit that weve had a bad season. Changes will be made.

Ins: Yago Fernandez (confirmed), Gilles Sunu (confirmed), Ribery, R. Augusto (future Kaka), Kone

Outs: Flamini, Reyes, Aliadiere

Arsenal Team 07/ 08

GK: Lehmann, Almunia, Poom

DF: Toure, Gallas, Clichy, Eboue, Fernandez, Senderos, Traore, Hoyte, Djourou

MF: Rosicky, Hleb, Fabregas, Ribery, Ljungberg, Gilberto, Walcott, Renato Augusto, Diaby.

ST: Henry, V. Persie, Baptista, Adebayor, Bendtner, Kone.

Arsenal Bulletin

With Adeybor and Eboue both having been offered new contracts by AFC and still having not signed them yet see move else where probaly Spain next season Poom 2 leave AFC but Vito mannone will not replace him as he will leave also, Expect AFC 2 play Mark Randall and not buy a repacement 4 Flamini .

Man U

Ferguson will stay 4 1 more season. They will make big signings and go for champions leegue and Premiership next year. Big signings are Huntelaar 12m and toress 26M. also we will sign Zambrotta who will play left back. No midfielders! keeper will be victor Valdes and we will sell vds to Arsenal, ole gunnar to Sunderland with kieran Richardson, Evra and Fletcher both go to Italy and Scotland.

Steve Mcmanaman and Robbie Fowler are to form a consortium to take over at Tranmere Rovers (Grahem Souness maybe involved to) . They have a 6 year plan to get them into the Premiership and also create a larger fanbase. Fowler and co will invest around 30million into the club to start off. Rick Parry will also be on board this project, but will not be active in the running of the club.

The Tranmere board would be keen on this, they want raise the profile of the club, and with both Fowler and Mcmanaman on board they feel the club will benefit on and off the pitch. They hope these names will attract a higher calibre of player. Fowler will use his Liverpool conections to seal a contract with Liverpool to sign promising young players on loan. They will act as a feeder club.

They will ask Everton if they would be interested in a ground share. Its beleived that Tranmere have a fanbase of around 20 thousand supporters, and they hope to double that within 2years. They think a ground share with Everton as the way to go. Everton will seriously consider this proposal as they want to cut the costs of their proposed move to Kirkby. Tranmere may even be tempted to move into Goodison Park as another option as it is closer to there current ground.

They plan to re-install John Aldrige (Tranmere God) as manager and Roy Evans as his assistant manager. Paul Ince's name has been mentioned to, but because of John Aldrige status amongst Tranmere fans; he is the firm favorite for the job. You heard it here First! My source is non other than Jason McAteer This is 100% genuine. Expect this in rumours paper near you soon

With Liverpool in the European Cup final, Gillet and Hicks strongly believe that the club can reclaim the league title within a couple of years. They intend to help this happen sooner rather than later, and as such they will provide Rafa with the money he needs to sign the players needed to achieve this. Gillet&Hicks really want to see Kaka in the red of Liverpool and will tell Rafa he can enquire about him if he thinks he will fit into team. Even if Rafa is interested this move is very unlikey to happen - but if Liverpool win the CL for a 6th time, this may help persuade Kaka to join.

Liverpool will also make bids for:

Villa £25m

Richards £12m + Hyypia

Simao £13.5m

Expect Liverpool and Blackburn to conduct business in the summer. Gonzalez will go on loan as part of a deal to see Pederson join Riise on the left side. Bellamy will also go to Blackburn with £2m for stiker Benni McCarthy.

Suprisingly Zenden will stay as he has a good rapor with the young lads and is good in the dressing room. Kewell will be sold as Rafa has lost patience and is getting too old. Fowler will be a player coach.


GK: Reina / Carson

RB: Finnan / Arbeloa

CB: Carra / Agger / Richards / Paletta

LB: Riise / Aurelio

RW: Simao / Pennant

CM: Gerrard / Alonso / Momo / Masch

LW: Pederson / Zenden

ST: Crouch / Kuyt / Villa / McCarthy / Voronin

Leicester City will appoint Neil Lennon as player manager next year with Lennon appointing Gerry TAggert as his assistant.

Lennon will bring in some new faces mainly from Scotland and like Roy Keane he will look to make a big impact

former team mates will be brought in:

Alan Thompson (Free Leeds)

John Hartson (Nominal from West Brom)

Didier Agathe (Fee Transfer)

as well as

Rocco Quinn (Celtic)

Craig Beattie (Celtic)

John Sutton (St Mirren)

Darren Barr (FalKirk)

will also be signed to aid promotion

Team Next Season

GK - Henderson

RB - Barr

LB - Maybury

CH - McCarthey

CH - Stearman

RM - Agathe

CM - Lennon

CM - Weslowski

LM - Porter/ Quinn

CF - Sutton

CF - Beattie

C'mon the foxes

I have it on vaguely decent authority that Arsene Wenger may go back for David Bentley this summer. He's a player Wenger always admired but never was able to give the first team football he craved before selling him. Arsenal need a bit more attacking width options and with a £2.5m buy back Clause (much like Arsenal had with Upson and Sidwell) is a real possibility.

Thats all I've got.

Man United ins: D. Bent (Charlton) 10m, garay R. Santander 7m, Bale so'ton 7m, Hargreaves b munich 18m, Foster (loan expired), SHOCK Robben 20m chavski (Chelsea)

outs: Fletcher 4m Celtic, Silvestre 4m Villarreal,

Saha 9m Lyon, kuszczak loan Sunderland, Rossi loan Sunderland, pique 1m R. Zaragoza, evans Sunderland loan


To the guy who states: 'Ok lets get one thing sorted and please lets this be the end of it! Scott Brown will sign for Rangers and for Rangers only why? He IS a Rangers man through and through and believes that by going to Ibrox at this age will develope him as a player and prepare him for the Premiership later in his career? trust me!'

No I won't trust you as you are an person. Scott Brown has already stated in January that his prefered club is Celtic SO it doesn't matter who he supports. Plus you also mention Rangers giving Hearts 500k for Kingston! Well that would be stupid as he is only on loan to Hearts and will return to Russia if a 1mil bid is not made.

Gordon Strachan is interested in bringing back John Hartson on a possible loan only if he fails in his bids for James Beattie or Robbie Keane. Strachan has again stated that age is no barrier for his summer signings ( note 37year old Dion Dublin) so he is likely to go try and bring in an experienced striker also in Robbie Fowler (who won't go to Rangers even though he is a fan), Roy Mackay or Andy Cole.

Aberdeen will fight it out with Hearts for St. Johnson's Jason Scotland: Aberdeen will only drop their interest if Craig Brewster decides to stay on for another year.


Sammy Lee will sign a few players 2 see if they can get in2 the champions league.

IN- Zenden{l'pool} Samuel{villa} Emre{new} Fowler{l'pool} Nuggent{peston} Distin{Man City}

OUT- Ben Haim {free} Thompson{free} Pedersen{500k} little sam will apoint a former Liverpool team mate of his as his assitant manager. BOLTON NEXT SEASON FINSH In 4TH AND ARSENAL In 5TH HA

Once Mourinho, Terry and Lampard leave, there will be the following coming in:

Manager- form LA LIGA or PREM

Terry's replacement- Curtis Davies of WBA

Frank's replacement- Tim Cahill of Everton

Kaka has remarked that he is attracted by the prospect of playing football in England. This has alerted the top four in England, with Chelsea showing a keen interest. However, Kaka is a moral and quiet individual who is heavily religious. He doesn't beleieve in the constant trash talk by Mourinho.

This is where the surprise is. Abrahmovich will fire Mourinho if Kaka agrees to join the club. He will replace Mourinho with the highly respected Marcelo Lippi and usher in a humble and more focussed Chelsea team next season.

Arsenal will sign in: Ribery, Mexes, Chivu, Carson, Parker all for 40m, keep baptista

out: sell Gallas to real for 12m

Man United

IN: will go for Adriano, Hargreaves, nani

OUT: Richardson


IN: will sign Torres, maxiRodriguez, Alves, Voronin

OUT: Sissoko, flower, Bellamy

Newcastle will sign deuscher, sidewell, Saviola

Barcelona: Lampard for 35m, Abidalfor 12, kanoute for 15m will sell ronnaldinho for 50m to Milan

real: Gallas, Metzelder, Reyes, Malouda, diego


in: Defoe, micahRichards, Quaresma, alex, dacosta

out: Lampard, Geremi, khalid, Diarra (loan)

Afc rumors

Arsene Wenger will look to buy the following players because he will get 40mil if he wants.

van der vart (7mil) and then arouna kone (5mil) and also ustari or yohnan pele (2mil) .

Nathan porritt To Aston Villa Or Portsmouth Will Definetly leave Boro 100% I can guarantee This But Dont No where he Will GO People In Boro Reckon The 2 Above!

Coventry City Takeover.

Strong rumours going around that this has stalled, and will more than likely fall through.

Dont know the reasons why.

I am a Rangers fan who stays in Edinburgh. At my local boozer on Sunday there when I started talking to Steph, 1 of Scott Browns best mates, hwe told me that if the right deal comes through and Hibs can agree with Celtic he will sign for them as it would be his preffered option as he wants to stay in Scotland for at least 3 more years before moving down south. He also said that Celtic are the only Scotish side to have officialy made contact with Hibs and Rangers have yet to come forward. It is rumours that I dreaded, but after Hemandi signing a new deal we don't need him. Hopefully we can challenge for the title next year and atleast win the league cup.

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Right for a start, all this 'i have a mate that saw Defoe/ Nugent/ Ayala etc, buying a house somewhere is utter rubbish, Doesnt even count as a rumour just a full blown lie.

Im a Yid, I what I have heard, read and seen from a variety of sources is we have been linked to the following and also who have been linked with moves away:

Possible ins:

Bale (between 6-10mil)

Nani (release Clause in contract)

Barnes (3-5mil)

Kaboul (4-7mil)

Zigic (8-13mil)

Garay (not too sure, just heard of interest)

Possible Outs:

Murphy (1-2mil) Championship clubs/ Possible Sunderland

Gardner (any money would be good business)

Mido (3-4mil) Man city/ Blackburn/ Bolton

Stalteri (750k-1.5mil) Lower prem/ championship

Realistocally I see only a select few that will be rought it from my list plus young talent such as Taraabt signing on. Outs personally other then stalteri if all of then go then Jol will have a nice amount to bring in fresh young blood for the squad.

Keep hearing persistent nonsense on this site in regards of Rangers fc, fact Rangers will not be signing koovermans from AZ Alkmaar in exchange for buffel, buffel is going nowhere in the summer due to the fact that he will not be fit due to injury, word from Murray park is that he may not begin training until late august, koovermans is seen as to similar to kris boyd in that his workrate is not up to scratch. Scott Brown will sign possibly just before the Scottish cup final (to take some of the headlines away from tic v pars) Paul Konchesky has been sounded out also from West Ham as a experienced addition to the squad. moves are afoot also to snap up a as yet unnamed striker from one of the top German sides who has a Clause in his contract. there will be no deals as stated yesterday for kingston (Hearts) and Smith of Man United, all of the above is fact, time will back this up.

Scott Brown will be staying in Scotland as he has bought a new house in the west of Scotland and his partners family don't want them to move to England. Rangers is the only destination for broonie.

Monaco will be raided for a few youngsters and I have heard that a new goalkeeper could be part of the French connection at Easter Rd.

A new centre back is a must and Collins is eyeing a new partner for Rob Jones in FalKirks Barr.

Julien Brellier will be a shock recruit at the leith san siro, and will be kissing the Hibs badge by early august/ sept.

Dean Sheils is leaving as he is also one of the instigators in "THE MEETING" with petrie

Up front to partner the pacy Donaldson is Colin Nish from Kilmarnockor sutton from st mirren. to form the big man little pacy man with benji behind.

Collins will rotate a lot throughout the season with youth players eg Damon Gray, ross campbell, lynch etc all being used regularly and different strike partnerships being formed as he feels he doesn't have the 20 goal a season striker so will expect goals from all areas. Expect Gray to be a big hit next season.

Martin Jol will bring in Affelay for jenas to create sum cash, get Bolo for free to help sort out that problem left, bring in De Guzman from Holland, and try to persuade Nistelrooy, Der Vaart, Sneider, Heitinga, Pasainen, De Jong, Pienaar, Babel and even Van Der Meyde to come in to strengthen the line-up, just about everybody apart from Huddle, Dawson, Zokora and Keane is considered dispensable at the right price with the right replacement coming in! Berba may well be cashed in if Ruud decides to give it a go. If he does expect an influx of Dutchmen to follow, with some great football on the cards, along with the opossibility of setting up a connection with Ajax! Edgar will come back some day too as the no. 3 to Jol. Jol also wants to bring in Nedved!

Watford are to sign a winger, a defender and a goalkeeper, negotiations are advanced and these are virtually confirmed. Expect to see at least five squad members leave with other later additions.

Arsenal are interested in Zapater at Real Zaragoza but face compitition from Real Madrid.

(Zapater is a defensive midfielder 20years old)

Blackburn are interested in Daniel Holm (21years old Valarenga) if Perderson goes.

Arsenal and Spurs following u21 int. Norwegian central defender Arnar Forsund (20 years old Valarenga considered the new Ronny Johnson)

Barcelona will make a 48m euro bid for Drodba

Manchester United are interested in Deco (Barcelona) Diego and Klose (Weder Bremen) . Pique will be 3rd choise central defender in Man United if Real Zaragoza don't have there 5m euro bid accepted.

Liverpool to sign:

Micah Richards (8m and Cisse - valued at 4.5m)

Anton Ferdinand (3m if West Ham go down, could raise to 5 if they stay up)

Morton Gamst Pederson (2.5m and Bellamy - valued at 6m)

Simao Sabrossa (8-10m)

Fernando Torres (22m)


Richards/ Carragher/ Agger/ Riise

Simao/ Gerrard/ Mascherano/ Pederson

Torres/ Kuyt

BENCH: Pedali/ Ferdinand/ Aurelio/ Alonso/ Crouch

Kaka and Klose sign for Liverpool

genuine tip off from a football professional

Spurs rumours:

Spurs to sign young French defender kaboul from Auxerre and in the summer bids for sneijder 14m Saviola 9m Barnes 3m . Defoe to leave for 12m to Chelsea or Man United also expect Liverpool to keep an eye over the situation with Defoe, squad players Murphy, mido, stalteri, cerny to leave the club with various suiter's for each player.

Spurs team 2007/ 08












squad: alnwick, rocha, lee, kaboul, ifil, malbranque, huddlestone, tainio, ghaly, taarabt, Barnes, Saviola, barnard.

Man United will sell van der sar back to old club Ajax in the summer he feels he's made his dream come true by wining the premership if this does happen ofcoarse. Celtics keeper ArthuR Boruc will replace him and will battle it out with Foster for the no 1 shirt. Gareth Bale will come in as the left back due to the departure of Silvestre Lyon and Heinze Juventus. Man United could also beat Liverpool to Dani Alves in a 15 million deal, Chelsea manager prefers miguel. Man United will 4gt About Hargreaves Bayern are asking way to much for him and will proabbaly end up at Arsenal due to the deaprture of fabregras to Real Madrid. Man United will then move for Dos Santos of Barcelona for 2o million plus Saha suprised I'm sure but Fergie wants some young talent in his squad for next season. Man United will sign two strikers Kerlon a young talented Brazilian and Fernando Torres a long target of Fergies and will get his man for 32 million. Squad to look like this for next season Boruc Alves Ferdinhand Vidic Evra C. Ronaldo Carrick Scholes Dos santos Torres Rooney subs: Rossi, Kerlon, bale, Giggs, Fletcher, Nevile

New Bolton manager Sammy Lee is set to freshen things up this summer as he looks to stamp his authority on the club. Selling many of the players which served Big Sam so well.

Players going out will be:

Kevin Nolan to Everton 5 million

Nicolas Anelka - Arsenal - 6.5 million

Stelios - Man City 2 million

Diouf- Lyon 4 million

Jaaskelainen - Arsenal 4 million

Also leaving Bolton will be Tel Ben Haim ( Liverpool ), Henrik Pedersen ( going back to play in denmark ), Idan Tal ( Leicester City ), Fortune ( released ), Vaz Te ( Yeovil Town if they are promoted to championship ), Tal ( Birmingham ) and nicky Hunt ( 1 million Wigan )

Players coming in will be:

David Nugent 4.5 million

Joey Barton 5.5 million

Dean Ashton 6 million

Sean Davis - undisclosed

Ben Foster to replace Jussi - 3 million

Yossi Benayoun- 2 million

Leighton Baines - 3 million

also expect Bolton to be in the running for Craig Bellamy and to make an audicious bid of landing Patrick Viera!

To the WHU guy who stated about the Ashton release Clause; I don't think that's true. When he signed for us (Norwich) from Crewe, he signed a fresh contract in September of the year we were relegated. There was no release Clause - although I can't be sure.

Onto rumours, Grant is watching West Ham carefully, and intends to pounce for James Collins should they stay up. If they are relegated, it's likely Collins will stay with Upson and Ferdinand likely to leave.

Mourinho will be the Chelsea coach next season his last chance to win champions league, how will go ENGLISH and PORTUGESW next season by signing Defoe for10m, micahRichards for 10+Geremi, alex, dacosta for 3m, Quaresma for 14m

this will make him sell Lampard to Barcelona for 30m, khalid for5m, may sell SWP for 16m as they can use Kalou as the winger and play 4-4-2, AND EXPECT 50M BID FOR KAKA






What rely happened when Man United had agreed with Ronaldinho. Sir Alex met with Asis (brother) and PSG in Paris and agreed terms. (12m pounds + 5m euro annum wages) Ronaldinho was very keen. Peter Kenyon would fly over the next day and finalize. Kenyon sat down and said he could only offer 6m pound. You can imagen what Asis and PSG thought. Everything was agreed why was Kenyon doing this. Asis made one call to his friend and then vice president of FC Barcelona Sandor Russel and the deal was done. (12m pounds)

We now now that Kenyon had already commited to Chelsea by then.

The only Reason why Manchester took Mikel was to get one back on Kenyon (Chelsea) . Mikel was being payed by Chelsea through Rune Hauge/ jerome Anderson/ John Shittu at Lyn FC. As the boys (Mikel, Edu and Bala) had not seen any of the 2m pound payed under the table by Chelsea. Lyn FC signed Mikel on his 18 birthday makeng any previous agreement invaled. Manchester were given this information. Mikel was happy to sign for Man United but then.

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