Football Rumours Archive August 05 2006


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kuyt will be wraped up at the end of the week a deal worth 8-10 mill to liverpool and will also put a fresh bid in for alves! january torres will be signing fact come on u reds!

RIGHT clear everything up now!!!!

Tevez will be joining man united next week along with a new midfielder but it is not maschareno it is not senna or lennon it is a player who is not going to cost a lot of money Owen Hargreaves.

Tevez will join for 16 mil while owen will join for 8 mil, united will not bid for torres or any other striker SAF will keep the remaining money for next season when he bids for Ronaldinho who has expressed his interests to join the club. The truth has been told!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zlatan has been joking with his Juve team-mates and saying you never walk alone. I don't think Liverpool wants Zebina anymore. This is only from training ground chatter but it is important I think.

I've said it before...Man U for Hargreaves. The original deal fell through in the Ruud transfer fiasco, but now he's come out in the press and basically asked for a move to the Prem. This opens the way for a second approach by SAF. Expect news by early next week at the latest.

Charlton Athletic have finally taken tough tackleing midfielder Yacine Hima on trail will a few for a season long loan deal, Hima will spend a week at sparrows lane trying to impress. Charlton have also made bids for Patrick Paauwe from PSV and Péguy Luyindula from Marseille along with Modeste M'Bami.

lol David O'Leary as the next australia national team manager, you have got to be kidding! we have local managers of a higher calibre than him! The next aussie manager is likely to be the former national team captain, John Kosmina. John has recently been appointed assistant coach to Graham Arnold for the AFC Asia cup, and will most likely replace arnold after the tournament to run the team until the possible return of Guus in 2010, as he has stated he would enjoy leading Aus in the world cup once again -Jay-

AW has decided to sell ca$hley cole to chelski in a swap deal for Gallas + 15-20 mil. Also, after hearing Abidal's complaints of his position in Lyon; Arsenal will sign Abidal as the new LB, with clichy for cover, and flamini moving back to his original position of DM. Finally, Arsenal are monitoring Mascherno and will make a move for him in the jan. window.

Arsenal are 24 hours away from getting Baptisita and Robiniho. Cole and reyes are plus £5mill is what it took. Ribery is coming next year as he wants to fulfill his contract. arsenal are looking at Lyon defenders to buy, this include Abidal. Expect three quick signings.


Robert Green to sign from Norwich for 2.1m on Monday

Being the soppy supporter that I am I decided yesterday to just go down to Goodison Park and have a little wander around the auld girl. Basically just walked a lap, stopped in front of dixie to say hello and just breathed in the atmosphere of the place.

Imagine my surprise when I nearly got knocked over by a lovely black Merc coming out the gate with none other than SWP sitting in the back.

I was quite shocked but did manage to point to the Everton crest on my shirt and shrug my shoulders at him

He just smiled and nodded before the car drove off.

So ill leave you to take from that what you will!!!!

swp is heading to newcastle on loan for a year, this will allow james milner to leave, probarbly to west ham. william gallas could also join the toon soon.

del piero was at heathrow 2 hours ago, what london club going to sign him. Arsenal no spurs maybe whufc maybe charlton no chelsea no

alan pardews interest in Ze Roberto has returned as newcastle are unwilling to let James Milner leave, Ze Roberto is available on a bosman. He is not pardews first choice due to his age, but should prove a good free transfer

To the guy who said Cheltenham will sign Colin Cameron. He only signed for Coventry last month, he will be an integral part of our push for promotion and he has already stated that he feels at home at The Ricoh and is looking forward to helping the team this season.

Coventry will sign Shefki Kuqi, Zesh Rehman, Faygal El Idrissi, Moussa N'Diaye, Frank Songo'o and 1 or 2 from Marton Fulop, Dimi Konstantopoulos and Jaroslav Drobny to compete with Andy Marshall for the No1 jersey. Possible outgoings are Claus Jorgensen, Andy Morrell, Liam Davis (loan), Luke Webb (loan), Craig Reid (loan), Ben Turner (loan) and Ryan Lynch (loan).

Expect Kevin Thornton, Isaac Osbourne and Stuart Giddings to make a big impression on the 1st Team this season.

I'm a man u fan and please an we be realistic. We will not be getting Torres as he is the King of Madrid. Mascherano and Tevez will stay at Corinthians, Chelsea will get both next season as replacements for Crespo and makelele. Who is this Kerlon, nothing but rumours!!

Senna will be the only other signing and if we are unlucky we might have to watch Ibrahimovic or Trezeguet next season! So please lets be realistic

I work with the father of a senior Charlton Athletic player, being a big fan of cafc I am shocked to hear that there are rumblings of discontent from several players over new boss Iain Dowie. I am told everyone was impressed when he joined initially but the preparation work has not been as professional as some are used to. A couple of the foreign players have stated they find it hard to understand him.

I hope this is just teething trouble but I know this to be true and it is worrying that a lot of this rings true from things I've heard from the dirty palace fans.

L.F.C to sign David Villa! for around 18 million

Julio Baptista-7 million

and finally Ibrahimovic on loan, deal to be finalised in january


Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder is in talks with Real Madrid over the signing of Julio Baptista. The former Sevilla striker is down the pecking order at the Bernabeu and could welcome the chance to play regular football again, taking Alan Shearer's number 9 shirt in the process. Baptista is also a target for Arsenal, who could hold a trump card in wantaway striker Jose Antonio Reyes. The Gunners wanted 'The Beast' last summer before he opted to stay in Spain, but with the imminent arrival of Reyes in Madrid and Ruud van Nistelrooy already there, Baptista could find his chances even more limited this season.

Michael Carrick is the new Paul Scholes and not a replacement for Roy Keane. Sir Alex has addressed the man to fill the boots of Roy Keane, whom he has been told is at the same level as Roy Keane was in 1999, that man is Javier Mascherano and not Marcos Senna. Marcos Senna will sign has Sir Alex see the fee that Villareal are asking for is too good to ignore. But Senna will be back up to Mascherano, who will be signed in a double swoop along Carlos Tevez in mid August. I have heard that talks are ongoing and that there going extremely well, although Carlos Tevez looks closer to signing earlier than Javier Mascherano, this may be as he desperately wants out of Brazil and is a completely mental about Manchester United, (he even went to a press conference for Corinthians in a Manchester United shirt). The hitch up at the minute in Javier Mascherano’s deal is that he is a very loyal man and doesn’t want to leave Corinthians on bad terms, although he too is anxious to join the Red Devils along with his friend Tevez. Although I have been reading on forums that people are concerned with having a strike force that consists of Rooney and Tevez there is know need for concern as Tevez will not partner Rooney up front, instead he will partner a new striker, Cristiano Ronaldo and Rooney will play either side of the midfield but have free roles to some extent to go and destroy teams. The strikers that are in mind to replace Ruud van Nistlerooy and other signing with dates of when they will be purchased and other details about there transfers are below, keep in mind that these are future Manchester United players but there details and dates are likely to change.


Done/almost done deals for summer plan of 2006

Michael Carrick £13.27m can go to 18.41m with team’s success on the pitch

Marcos Senna £4.12m experienced central midfielder used as back-up

Carlitos Tevez £15.9m can go to 26.31m with again team success and goal ratio

Javier Mascherano £18.97m the new Roy Keane and future captain of MUFC

This is a total of £52.26million but keep in mind that you can subtract £23.5m for van Nistelrooy and John Obi Mikel deals which bring it to a total of £28.76million.

Keep in mind that Manchester United’s budget for the summer plan of 2006 was



2007 Transfers/Done Deals

Curtis Davies £7.24m 19 year old West Bromwich central defender, future replacement for Rio Ferdinand. This is a Done Deal will join in July 2007.

Julian £2.9m 19 year old central midfielder who we have been told is a better prospect than John Obi Mikel and this lad is why Manchester United did not fight tooth and nail over John Obi Mikel.

Gonzalo Higuain £3.89m Extremely fast winger from River Plate, has been called the new Luis Figo but with pace, on to watch out for.


Striker Situation for summer plan 2006

One of these is a replacement for Ruud van Nistelrooy, Torres, Huntelaar, Klose, Kuyt or some unknown called Jồ. One of these will sign before end of August 2006.

MAN UTD NEWS Fergie will launch bids for 3-4 players next week..they are SIMAO (benfica),KERLON (cruziero),TORRES ( TEVEZ(corinthians)..He would have already got SENNA from villarreal and carrick from spurs.. expect the team to look like this next year... VAN DER SAR..NEVILLE(c)..FERDINAND..VIDIC..HEINZE..CARRICK..SCHOLES..RONALDO..SIMAO..ROONEY..TORRES/TEVEZ..! Expect SENNA and GIGGS being rotated in to the team,and KERLON going on loan to sporting lisbon..--HAPPY DAYS AHEAD!!!--

Reyes and Ashley cole will leave and thier replacements will be either eric abidal/jansen and reyes replacement will be nuri sahin or ricardo quaresma. arsene wenger will take this chance to buy a cristino ronaldo type player to add a different dimesion to arsenal attacking play


Torres is joining in january for 28.5 million

FACT this is to replace Reyes who is signing for real madrid for 15 million torres will be given the number#9 shirt. The only other summer signing for arsenal will be curtis davies-8.5 million. ALL TRUE

I have it on good record that ManU will be definitely making three more signings; Marcos Senna from Villareal, Fernando Torres from Atiletico Madrid and Tomasz Kaszczk from WBA, Rossi is definitely going on loan to WBA.


Arsenal will not sign any midfielder or attacker, cause Wenger needs defenders. I think Gallas and Abidal.

Liverpool have had a bid of £9.4m and Jerzy Dudek accepted by Feyenoord. Now both the player and Liverpool have to agree terms. He won't be signing before the Champions League deadline though.

SAF has said that he wants to sign one or two more players this summer, and hopes that there will be a new face at Old Trafford next week. Its likely that united will sign a tackling midfielder and a striker. The midfielder is going to be Senna as Villarreal are already resigned to losing the player to united, who are in negotiations with him. As for the striker, we've been link with every player under the sun. It could be anyone out of this list: Torres (very unlikely), Tevez (likely), Kerlon (very unlikely), Toni (possible), Klose (possible), Trezuguet (unlikely), Robinho (possible), Ibrahimovic (unlikely) or Kuyt (likely). Come on United!

Liverpool Will Sign






And That Greek Guy.

Some singings to happen in the next month..

Arenal are set to sign a strong centre back in replacement for campball... maybe gallas

Liverpool are set to buy Daniel alves for a fee of 11 million and Set to sing kevin Nolan 4 10 million from bolton.Also liverpool will buy a class striker in the next 2 weeks. rafa has looked at fernando torres, zultan ibramovic,Robinho, David trezguest and now David villa who is most likely to join for a fee of 17 million

Man utd set to sign sennior from villireal for 4 million and Newcaste will buy gravsen and kuyt

United will sign Senna on mOnday or tuesday for 4.3 million. We might sign 2 more players, if we do those players will be Graversen for 2 mil and Ibrahimovic, although this is unlikely as Juve don't want to sell. Kerlon will end up at Real, Silvestre to Marseille for 5mil and first refusal on Ribery after one more season in France.

Rafa benitez is still hoping to sign daniel alves and a deal looks likely at 10-11mill. This will only leave him about 7 million to spend on a striker. This rules out Trezuguet, villa, Kuyt, Baptista etc. This dosnt matter as he is only looking for back up as he sees crouch and bellamy as his first choice. He might be able to get dean ashton for that price if he offers add ons and players(pongolle, dudek). At this moment a move for Middlesboro's Yakubu looks most likely. Rafa will offer 7 million plus harry kewell to replace downing who looks set for spurs. Rumours linking john arne riise with a move away are 100% untrue as he will be moved up to midfield to replace kewell and compete with speedy. Rafa is interested in chimbona as well.

Rafa is finally making some progress in his bid for daniel Alves. He thought he had him signed 3 weeks ago, only for luis garcia to pull out of a move and say he wants to stay at anfield. Another bid has been accepted but I dont know any details of it. It looks like its a all cash deal but harry kewell could be included. He will have talks at the weekend and if they go well a medical on tuesday. Theres also talk of mellor going on loan to watford and jerzy dudek could follow him if foster stays at man u. As for the fourth striker, rafa has enquired about mikael forssel. Surprising I know but he would be good back up and who expected pennant to sign? I have also heard that reo coker is on his way to arsenal. Dont know how true that is but the rest is 100%. And finally, to the person who says "fergie only signs world class players", referring to carrick, please explain kleberson, djemba djemba, evra etc.

Coventry have completed the signings of goalkeeper Luke Steele on a season long loan from Man Utd and Faysal El Idrissi who can play either right or left midfield on a short term contract. Micky Adams has also submitted a bid of £1,000,000 for Southend's Freddy Eastwood.

Liverpool are set to sign 2 more players before the transfer window closes. Benitez has made it obvious he would like another striker to bolster his attacking line up. Rafa would like yet again a different type of striker, one who can hold the ball up well, strong, aggresive and good in the air. Julio Baptista is favoured by Benitez as he visions him forming a great partnership with either Bellamy or Fowler, just as Crouch would. The second signing liverpool would like to make would be Jesus Navas as he has finally decided that the reason Alves had such a good seaon last year was because he had Navas in front of him. Therefore an audicious 4.5m bid will be made sometime next week. Nelly

newcastle are getting campbell and defoe and some others but only premiership ones cos thats what roeder said he wants to sign

Alex Ferguson will follow up the signing of michael carrick by signing riquelme from villareal, who arnt even in the uefa cup this season so he will defo come. Carrick will play defensive allowing riquelme to get forward. William Gallas will be brought in to partner rio in defence and his little brother anton will be bought to play back up. Aron lennon will be next in with wes brown going as part of the deal. Stewart Downing will come in and learn from ryan giggs. Chimbonda will come in to back up neville. I dont tink tevez will sign as he is similar to wazza. We need a finisher and i think we will sign luca toni. Fernando torres will be bought as well. Gigi buffon will sign on loan. Saha, Solsjkaer, silvestre, fletcher, o'shea and ronaldo will all leave.

I can't believe man u have spent so much on carrick, he has never even played in europe. Rafa signed alonso for 10 mill and he's twice the player. Now that ive got that off my chest, heres the latest goss from anfield. Dudek has been told to leave after carson signed a new deal. Traore, Daio, le tallec and pongolle will all be loaned out. Kewell will be offloaded too and rafa wants to replace him with matthew etherington. A deal for daniel alves is back on after a deal looked dead for two weeks. As for the new striker, rafa will try to sign his long term target from valencia mista. As for all this talk of investment, we are no closer than we were 12 months ago. Why else do u think we signed pennant instead of SWP or sambrosa. And if we already had investment, as believed on this site, by law we have reveal it publicly.


Fernandes has been back on the sunny south coast for days now, underging the longest medical in footie history. 'Arry wants to sign this bloke so much, he'd give him a 3rd medical if he'd got leprosy.

But the 10 mill this dodgy groined characters gonna cost is 2.5 times more than Pompey's previous transfer record, for the goal shy Benjani.

'Arry's frustrated re Petrov, if Celtic sell to Villa now for near the same dosh Pompey offered, its a size issue re the way Celtic see their place as a big player, not wanting to sell to (as they see it), much smaller clubs.

Vargas should complete his medical pronto, a nice

speculative punt for 1.6 mill, normally near Pompey's entire tranfer budget.

Landing quality players when your training ground is a field with a few Portacabins & the dressing rooms are a throwback to the '80s is damn frustrating.

Defoe, Neill, Campbell, Barry etc



Barnsley have not really been busy this year in the transfer market after sealing deals with Michael Mcindoe, Sam Togwell, Michael Coulson and Kyle Letheran. Since they have been promoted in May to the Championship, fans are saying we need more players. Well its going to happen next week. Barnsley are going to get Dennis Lawrence from Wrexham for a fee of £250,000. Darren Ward will come on a free transfer from Norwich acting as backup keeper. Midfielder Colin Healy will join on a free transfer from Livingston pushing for a central midfield spot against the likes of Brian Howard, Paul Hayes and Sam Togwell as another midfielder, Andy Robinson will join from Swansea for a fee of £250,000.Scunthorpe striker Billy Sharp will join on loan with a permanent move on the list in January. And other striker Carlos Tenorio will join fot an undisclosed fee from Ecuador.

Everton manager D.Moyes will look to sign two of chelsea's young stars with a cheeky loan bid for L.Diarra and J.Obi Mikel.

there will be no Senna to MU.OWEN HARGREAVES is on the way to OT!better watch this out.

i'm a liverpool fan and i woRk for the liverpool echo and i have heard from a reliable souRce that liverpool will not be signing DirK kuyt after both Man utd and Chelsea declared an interest

Ronaldo (Madrid) is heading to the premiership with several clubs after him. This is because the arrival of ruud van nistelrooy and reyes to come.

Tim The Trainspotter

--AFC News--

Outs: Campbell (Free), Pires (Villareal), Bergkamp (Retired)

Ins: Rosicky (Dortmund), Van Den Berg (Heerenveen), O' Cearuill (Watford), Fran Merida (Barcelona - Plays in friendly against Borhamwood 04/08.. Silly Scousers)

Arsenal Transfer activity will heat up for Gunners over next week... With all the cuts being made to the 1st team & Reserve team squad via loans at current, the changing hands of cash will duely commence..

At Current: Muamba, Bentdner, Larsson (Birgmingham - Loan), Gilbert (Cardiff - Loan), Smith (Derby) Stokes (Sunderland - Loan), Jordan (Released) et al..

Looks like Reyes reign could be over at highbury... The wrong noises are being made by the player. Looks like we will have to swallow on that one and send him home due to his homesickness.. A bit of bartering between agent and clubs for a propossed deal is in the loop. I'm hearing a 14-16mill bid or a straight swap plus a persuaider like 2m with baptista or the robinho being possible...

Cole looks like being a bitter wrangle to the end... Gallas I think will not be joining at this point in time & unless a bid in the regions of 24mill are made, we're likely to keep him... Madrid or Milan could even yet get involved at the drop of a fax with players or cash... This ones far from certain...

Mascherano also looks a good bet to be coming in as we'll be looking to strengthen the centre of the park.. I'm hearing Gago aswell as Guti, Y. Toure, Appiah & even Hargreaves & have all been under supervision pending feedback at various times. So again, a definant move to place cover there...

Should just about wrap up our summer with a capture of a young french defender... Aubey, Faty, Kaboul & Abidal all been mentioned but only aubey and Kaboul I understand have been watched. Wenger although, will have seen enough of Abidal in the WC to judge whether or not he's worth it..

west ham to sign duscher 3.7m

X m X

inter milan to sign crespo 6.9m

X m X

Liverpool still have a couple of bits of business left to do. Rafa only wants two top players per position. This means there are some surprise exits on the way: Riise in January; Dudek now; Traore & Diao now; Le Tallec & Sinama now; Kromkamp in January. All to clear the wage bill.

The new faces in will be Kuijt (F and RW solved as he plays both); Trabelsi; and Leandro Somoza (DMC).

b4 the 1st ov september06 these tranfers wil happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!liverpool wil get baptsita 8 2 12million, and zlatlan or tresaga frm juventus on loan deal!!!!!!!!!tevez goin man u!!!!!!!also kevin nolan!!!!!!!!sol campbell,graveson,luke moore and toni wil go new3castle and j.beattie shock move may happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!arsnal wil loan theo walcott and fuplio"yound striker"owt,theo not in premire league,rangers,hearts,southamton and west brom is where he wil go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!sheff utd wil try 4 nicky butt!!!!!!!!!as will villa,charlton and west brom!!!!!!!kewell will go pompey as will dudek(cash only) or clamity james!!!!!!!defoe,dan murphy will go pompey 2!!!!!!!!!clubs have good understanding!!mendez,davis etc!ash cole wil go chelsea,as wil siemo!!!!!!!!!anelka wil join aston villa or newcaqstles iv they cant get toni!!!!torrez wil join liverpool but not untill 2007!!!!!!!!!!!woodgate wil return villa,newcastle or boro the top3 options!!!!!!!villa(the o neil era)wil get petrov,rossi loan,and try 4 gallas?woodgate,wez brown,or huth!!!!!!!!!+++++++luke moore and g.barry 2leave,mayb butt involved!!!!!!!!!!!!!top 3 at end ov season,1st liverpool!!!!!!!!!!!!!2nd arsanel,chelski 3 rd!!!!!!!!!fergie owt ov man u b4 xmas!!!!!!!sven???????90% of ov wot i have said will happen il b bk setember2nd!!!!!!!!!!the manc/scouser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With all the rumours about celtic signing aload of strikers they will sign hesselhienk for a fee of around 2 mill. They will also sign petkov for left back for around 2 mill aswell.

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