Football Rumours Archive June 05 2006


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Rafa has agreed terms with Wright-Phillips and will discuss the fee with Chelsea. Alves transfer is 90 percent done. Aimar will join for around 10m euros. Liverpool have the option to buy Leandro Daniel Somozo (a player in the mould of Hamman) and Jermaine Pennant. Kuyt may arrive but Rafa has been put of by the players public desire to join Newcastle. Liverpool are also keeping tabs on Borja Oubinha and Nec's Barreto as well as Raul, Mexes and Castro. Wright-Phillips has always been Rafas first choice and Simao missed his chance however as last years fiasco shows nothing is guaranteed but this is the honest activitis of LFC. Sinama pongolle is likely to stay as his versitiliy will see him play wide next season on occasions as well as central.



Raffa is back from holiday.

I been folowing Raffa since Tenerife.

He is not going to sign any big (Name & Money)player. Defoe is not coming to Anfield, Raffa had one player with his head down, Baros, and he got his way out.

He want team of workers, who work together as one, if you remember Valencia was caled in Raffa's time "The Machine". that is the way he works.

So you saying LFC will pay over 10 mil for a player, Wrong, big one.

Raffa do not wont another Gerrard in the team. what he need is more players like Mommo, hard working "no mouth". Remember I have folowing him over 10 years now, and who was Baraja before Raffa, he made star of him, where is he now?

So do not expect any spectacular signing, like in Houlier's time.

I belive that only one signing will be beore the World Cup, I have heard that is going to be free transfer(I am teling You, he dont like spending money), rest are going to wait untill the takeover get done.

And one more thing you will read here first.

Massimo Morati meet Raffa two day's before he sign his contract extension, no one dont know details of their chat.

if danny shittu leaves it will be for no less than 3 million. QPR have made that perfectly clear.

In other news, Nick wards transfer is becoming increasingly difficult.

Ostombor is set to sign for the rr's in a matter of days

Arsenal: Torres, Pele, Makoun, Davies

Aston Villa: Milner, Bakke

Blackburn Rovers: Hoyte, Sinama, Murphy

Bolton Wanderers: Molina, De La Pena, Fortune

Charlton Athletic: Delaney, Nugent, Gera

Chelsea: Carlos, Simao, Marquez

Everton: Malbranque

Fulham: Foley

Liverpool: Victor, Defoe

Manchester City: SHaun Wright Philips (loan)

Manchester United: Diarra, Riquelme, Ribery

Middlesborough: Douala, Melchiot

Newcastle United: Kuyt, Woodgate

Portsmouth: Dudek, Diawara, Heskey, D'Allesandro

Tottenham Hotspur: Downing, Chimbonda

West Ham United: Young, Bowyer

Wigan Athletic: Ellington, Kirkland, Andy Reid

aston villa will bring in jan koller for(1m)

danny mills free, steve sidwell 2.5m and james milner 3m. Milan baros will stay if we sign koller, djemba djemba 1.5m will leave to galatasary and angel will go to villareal 3.5m jloyd samuel will go to charlton for 2m and delany to blackburn or reading 1m

LFC News:

Rafa has stated that Flo Sinama-Pongolle is still part of his plans. This may mean that a deal for Craig Bellamy has collapsed due to Blackburn pulling out. With a Bellamy deal now looking grim Rafa (back from holiday) will want to secure Jermain Defoe but only as a back-up (like the Pennant deal). Aimar deal drawing closer everyday. Liverpool may also unveil Daniel Alves at a press conference on Wednesday.


How gullable are people on here? The person who said Kaka and Ronaldinho was clearly haing a laugh. I can't believe that anyone thought he was being serious to be honest. As for my club Liverpool, Aurelio and Aimar will join Paletta and Gonzalez before the world cup. Daniel Alves and Craig Bellamy will sign during the world cup, whilst Kuyt will be brought afterwards.

Liverpool team:

-------------- Reina ----------------

Alves -- Carragher -- Hyypia -- Riise

Gerrard - Alonso - Sissoko - Gonzalez

-------------- Aimar ----------------

-------------- Kuyt -----------------

Subs: Aurelio, Carson, Bellamy, Crouch, Garcia

Former Grimsby boss Russell Slade will be announced as Yeovil's new manager on a 2 year contract at a press conference on Wednesday.

++++++Latest HMFC NEWS++++++

Valdas Ivanauskas to be confirmed as the clubs permanent manager on Tuesday or Wednesday. Rudi Skacel to go to Everton for £2.5M. Craig Gordon is having his wages paid by Arsenal at the moment and is set to join them in 2 years. Andy Webster to sign for Blackburn Rovers. Ahn Jung Kwan says he will focus on the world cup before deciding whether to move to the Premiership or Hearts. Kim Kallstrom to sign for Hearts for £3M. Ivanauskas says he has found a wonderkid but will not state his name incase other clubs show interest. Hearts also to sign Jared Borgetti from Bolton and Steven Hammell from Motherwell. Hearts Lineup for next season =




--------Jung Kwan--Borgetti---

Manchester United team next year: prediction:







Foster??maybe he may stay at wolves


O Shea/Park/Fletcher



blackburn rovers will be signing

Mido(on loan)


Baines(2.5 million)

a sneaky bid will be put in for Hargreaves aswell(3.5million)

None of Rovers' main players will be bellamy..neill..reid and pedersen..they all want to build blackburn into a top 4th team

chelsea will sign ashley cole and william gallas and hernan crespo will go to inter milan for an exchange of adriano. west ham will get luke young and thomas gravesen. man u will get fernando torres, lyons star free kick taker juninho and brazilian wonderkid kerlon. ryan giggs is going to man city. michael owen to liverpool. west ham will also get barcelonas messi and gabri and birminghams matthew upson.

my dad's on the coachin staff at plymouth and says that the greens r goin 2 make an audacious swoop 4 west ham pair elliot ward and bobby zamora

Liverpool's Djimi Traore has agreed a move to Wigan Athletic. Don't know the transfer fee or date but it will happen.

Manchester city youngster michael ward who has been released is to sign for swindon town next week also dennis wise is trailing tranmere rovers defender matt jackson.

Manchester United are expected to tie up the £9million signing of Chelsea's Eidur Gudjohnsen in the next fortnight. The Icelandic star is surplus to requirements at the Bridge following the arrivals of Salomon Kalou and Andrij Shevchenko and will sign a 5 year contract with Fergie's side.

RVN expected to join Milan after the World Cup and United will also bring in another striker to replace him, possibly Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Michael Owen.

Javier Mascherano is still being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford and is Fergie's number one target to fill Keane's boots - however Michael Carrick and Nigel Reo-Coker are alternatives if the Argentine player doesn't sign. Franck Ribery is also very high on Fergie's shopping list as are Juan Roman Riquelme and Brazilian sensation Kerlon, who if he signs will join Sporting Lisbon on loan until he is eligible for a work permit or a Portuguese passport. Expect United to make around 3 midfield signings.

United team 06/07 -

Van der Sar, Neville, Vidic, Ferdinand, Heinze/Evra, Mascherano, Riquelme, Ribery, Ronaldo, Rooney, Ibrahimovic/Owen/Gudjohnsen

i am from rome i moved to england 3 yearsb ago and i am avery big roma supporter and i have it on good authority that totti is going to liverpool with the young sinama going there on a 2 year loan deal, also cisse is going to lyon 8.5m, there are 3 options for liverpool in the strikers role, defoe, bent or owen as rafa wants to go english on this one, defoe is the preferred option as he does just as good a job as owen and will cost half the price, but as there is all yhe juve trouble dont be surprised if big zlaten is wearing the no9 shirt at anfield next year. also expect victor or pennant to come in for the right side of midfield,




morientes gone


le tallac



sinama loan











Nottingham Forest News

Calderwood will sell and buy in the summer. The club will let Alan Rogers go to Hull on a free transfer. Gary Holt will move to Kilmarnock for 50k. He will also try and loan out Dobie and Cullip.


I herd from a reliable source dat ian harte is on his way 2 celtic as a left back for next season.I doubt that denilson will arrive at celtic although fortune is sure 2 arrive at the bhoys for next season.

LFC Next Year:







PS.Pennant could replace Simao if Benfica raise the price again!

middlesborough have signed american cb onyewu for 2million jason roberts is moving to beskitas for 2.5million david thompson is moving to everton on a free and liverpool are signing steed malbranque for a cut down price 2.750,000 million


A.Ferguson will resolve Utd's defensive midfield problem AFTER the world cup, so, it is assumed he will target the young guns that shine this summer: expect his targets to be: A.Diarra(FRA),T.Borowski(GER),E.Cambiasso(ARG),J.Mascherano(ARG). Of course, only one will be signed: my bet is Borowski: for a fee of 10mil.

Elsewhere, his partner in the centre will indeed be J.R.Riquelme(Villareal)-the passing maestro. The fee for this player will be enormous, however: expect it to reach 20mil.

The attacking options will be increased with the arrival of E.Gudjohnsen(Chelsea)-10-15mil, and O.Martins(Inter)-15mil.

To replace GK Tim Howard(gone to Everton), T.Kuszczak(West Brom) will be signed for 5mil.

I know it sounds a lot, but Utd had a fairly poor season, what with being knocked out of Europe so easily.

Utd first team 06/07:

GK: E.van der Sar.

CB: N.Vidic.

CB: R.Ferdinand.

LB: G.Heinze.

RB: G.Neville(c).

CMF: T.Borowski.

CMF: J.R.Riquelme.

LMF: C.Ronaldo.

RMF: E.Gudjohnsen.

CF: O.Martins.

CF: W.Rooney.

Millwall will sign Micheal Flynn from Gillingham and also from Gillingham Darren Byfield and Jason Brown.



As we all know Matt Kilgallon is going to Sheff utd for just over a £1 mill. Other players are also on their way out of elland road as many feel Leeds cannot mount a serious promotion challenge next year. My Dad is a youth team coach at Leeds and he told me that there are rumours going around the training ground and back room of many of the top senior players leaving including:

David healy poss to Charlton

Robbie Blake linked with many clubs including Ipswich and Burnley

Sean Gregan to Preston

Matt Kilgallon - SUFC

Cresswell - Derby

These are the most likely

Both Miller and Douglas will not be signed as they want too much money and prem football.

One player that will be signed is Nick Montgomery from SUFC in part of the Kilgallon deal!!

Worrying times ahead at Elland Road


These are just some rumours:

Liverpool have lost a bit of interest in Dirk Kuyt.

Man.Utd and Liverpool in talks with Ribery 50/50 on who will get him

If United fail to get Riquelme they will swoop for Mascherano.

More rumours to come every day.



Darren Bent is looking unlikely to move to liverpool because he may sign a new contranct at charlton until 2010.


Liverpool are offering 3.8 million for Fulhams's Steed Malbranque.

Liverpool are also considering a move for Chelsea's Damien Duff

(Both rumors coming from news paper articles)

Even with the signings of Shevchenko and Kalou Chelsea still hav'nt finished strengthening thier foward line.A bid for Adriano involving wantaway players Gallas and Crespo plus cash will be submitted before friday.Adriano will be the final piece in the Chelsea jigsaw forming one of the most formidable frontlines in world football.Carlton Cole,Gudjohnson,Crespo,Huth,Gallas,Lenny Pidgely and Jarosik will all be sold before the start of the season.The only other player to join will be a young versitile defender,more than likely to be either Kompany,Chivu or Vanden Borre.

SPL transfer news:

Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood set to raid his former club, Dunfermline, and sign Ian Campbell on a free. Also being discussed as part of a part-exchange are McCunnie and Scott Wilson. Other details yet to be revealed...

i work at the reebok stadium bolton as a member of the ground staff. i was doing the an afternoon shift today working on relaying the pitch when big sam appeard from the tunnel with non other than nicolas anelka. sam told me first hand he had just signed for 5 million,

pompey news

arry is doing big business with spurs agian, looks like matty tailr is of for 2 milion +, but big news is that we will swop lualua+ cash for defoe & their may be summ deal for routlege 2. Their is talk of dalessandro going to spurs 2 but i dont reckon this, watch out for updates.

Middlesbrough are set to give the job to Garet Southgate and promote Steve Mclarens old staff messes Harrison and Round as joint assistants with Southgate the footballing dierector until he gets his Uefa Pro, sometime thoroughout the season. this will then allow for him to be unvieled as manager proper, although he didnt seem keen on the job earlier in the race. After the role has been rubber stamped throughout the week the club will then start to splash the cash on three already agreed deals. Rodolphe Douala, 27, will excite the fans down the right wing with his skills, pace and trickery. Robert Huth,21, will prove to be a rock in the centre of defence with the new captain Chris Riggott. Oguchi Onyewu, 23, is a USA international Defender and currently at Standard Liege. It seems Boro have pinched the American from under the noses of Charlton and Manchester United, which will seal a £2million move to teesside. Onyewu previously stated 2 years ago that he would dream of playing in the premier league and that his first choice would be to "play for a team like Middlesbrough". After these 3 deals have been concluded expect a number of other signings to bolster an already strong squad, and other players on Gareth Southgate's list are Kieron Dyer, Phil Jagielka, Marlon King, and Boaz Myhill. Also if the Italian Saga continues expect Boro to make bids for one or two of the lesser known players, who dont seek the limelight, Blasi , Olivera and 3rd choice goalkeeper Scarzanella are lined up for a £5million treble swoop. EXPECT THERE TO BE A RIVERSIDE REVOLUTION!

j cole & gudjohnson to spurs for 15 million-16 million, poss c cole 2, u read it here first.

New manager Jim Magilton will make Elliot Ward his first signing for a fee of around 250k.

my cousin lives in liverpool, yes my cousin, and he has heard from too many people to be just rumour that Liverpool allowed Aguero to go to Atl. Madrid (ie. an understanding with Atl. Madrid). The rumour being an understanding re. one of their top players (if I have to say who you are new to football) arriving at Anfield and Liverpool having first option on I said just a rumour going around.


I just got back from Manchester (work trip) and Stilian Petrov of Celtic was in my hotel. No idea what he was doing there but I'm sure someone will think of a good reason.

i am currently on a skool trip in nurneberg germany - when visiting the local town centre we seen the ivory coast national team, i asked droga where his future lied & he sed ac milan are tryin 2 sign him bt the deal wont b completed till afta they are knockd out! he sed if he stays crespo will b sure to return to italy bt for inter 2 replace the soon departing adriano grubby

wolves south koreon star seol is set 2 leave afta the world cup, wolves hav stalld on selling him hoping his price will rise if he has a good world cup, the play is set 2 leave england completly n ply his trade in europe as where mg

colchester are set to mak there 1st signin afta promotion by securing the services of grimbsy left back james hall who has requested a transfer

man utd - are to bid £32m plus RVN for kaka, they will then use the £12m from chelski to buy ribery. then they will bid for kompany and then young for £3.3m with bonuses upto £1.2m and spector plus the loan of rossi for 2 years. the mascherano deal is nearly done and kerlon is also set to sign in the next week. the diarra deal is a big one and set to be £8.25m rising to £11m plus saha(valued at £9.5m for the deal) and silvestre (valued at £3.5m). but that deal will not be done until after they have secured there 1st striker of the summer who is likely to be martins in a deal worth £10m. a deal for tevez is close and the fee is likely to be £15m wich could rise to £23m (much like the rooney deal) and finally a £4.8m deal for riki.

barca will move for 8 players this summer buffon, gallas, alves, jesus navas, mancini, joaquín,forlan and adriano (despite his denials and interest from real), while ezquerro, maxi, van bommel, saviola, silvinho and belletti are all set to join larsson and gabri by leaving the camp nou and deco could join them if milan meet barcas asking price.

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