Football Rumours Archive June 05 2008


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Paul Trollope has lined up a shock return for ex–Bristol Rovers favourite Jamie Cureton.

I understand Jamie Cureton is also keen and would like to end his career at Bristol Rovers, after numerous bust–ups with current Canaries boss Glenn Roeder.

The deal is understood to be worth 400 k, 200 k of which is upfront and the rest over a two year period.

  Huge news:

gareth barry will move to Liverpool next week along with Andres dossenna.

xabi Alonso will move to Juve within two weeks for a reported £18 million and this will pave the way for Rafa's main Summer signings of David Villa and Ricardo Quaresma.

do not expect these deals to be done until after euro 2008 but they will happen.

Crouch, Voronin, Riise, Alonso, Kewell and Carson will all leave Liverpool allowing Rafa the extra funds to afford his signings.

  I support Arsenal, but Aaron Ramsey has chosen to sign for Man United today. He had offers from Arsenal and Liverpool. This is a fact you can quote me on it.

Dan P

  Reliable source from the club tells me that Darren Moore from Derby will re – sign next week for the bantams at the club that made him. He will be linking up with his best friend Wayne jacobs.

Robbie blake is another move from Burnley back to Bradford and team up again with Stuart mCcall and co. Both will sign when suart mccall returns from holiday at the end of the week, as will Luke beckett from hudds town. already a done deal.

  Chelsea news:

Mark Hughes will be appointed as manager next week and will be bringing Kevin hitchcock and his other backroom staff with him. it is still undecided whether Steve Clarke will stay or move for more experience.

Hughes will look to bring in a few players to start to mould the squad into his own.

David Bentley and Roque Santa Cruz are certains with other stars such as Dos Santos and prehaps a big name coming in such as Kaka or David Villa.

Leaving the club will be Didier Drogba to Inter however Ricardo Carvalho will not be moving as Chelsea have recently signed him up on a four year deal and the Chelsea board would not let him go for a mere £9 million as the papers have been suggesting. Lampard will sign a long term contract to finish his career at Chelsea.

Fringe players such as Steve Sidwell, Belletti and Tal Ben Haim will move on after having poor seasons at the club with no real promise.

Hughes will look to the Chelsea academy for a couple of squad players and he will give more chances to Scott Sinclair, Miroslav Stoch and Gael Kakota who all have bright futures.

  Sunderland's Summer transfers;

Bent – £12 million (Tottenham)

Huddlestone – £6 million (Tottenham)

Pennant – £8 million (Liverpool)

  Take with a pinch of salt. Info was supplied my gossip loving secretary. However……Mr Roman Abramovich has Moored his lovely big kick ass boat off the isle of Bute in Scotland. (Secretary is from Bute). The reason for his wee trip up north is to court Wee Jimmy Krankie (Gordon Strachan), the currant manager of Celtic. Quite why the Russian big yin would want WGS any where near his billions is beyond me given WGS appalling transfer record at Celtic.

Further rumours, not from my secretary;

Boruc is off to the Premier League. If Tottenham cannot get McGregor then they will go for the more expensive Boruc. Man City also interested

McGeady to Villa or Sunderland for 7 mill

Nakamura is of interest to various middle of the table Premier League teams. Fighting it out for around £5 million.

Riise is not going near Celtic.

Huntelaar is not going near Celtic.

Duff on loan to Celtic.

Kewell for free, how ever is demanding high wages which cannot be met until the likes of Gavesen and Balde leave.

Daniel Hall (CB) and Flemming (GK) from Gretna as back up.

MacGregor off to Tottenham for £7 million + add on taking the total to £9 million.

Rangers to sign Werder Bremen's Klasnic on a free.

Kenny “cannot score in a brothel” Miller done deal.

Shittu has turned Rangers down. Rangers looking at a Spanish def. no idea who.

Barry Fergusson has been told he has roughly two more seasons until his troublesome ankle keeps him from playing. Expect a young midfielder to be brought in to be Barry's apprentice.

Gattuso is coming to Glasgow. For about a week because he loves the carnival at the SECC, and then he is back playing at top level of football for another two seasons until finally seeing his career out at Rangers.

Gomis would be a fantastic signing, how ever Walter needs to get rid of Cousins, Fulham have not followed up their interest. No other team wants the big moaning lazy Jessie.

Binky say bye bye.

  Sheff United

Outs: Hulse, probably to Derby, Webber and Montgomery for £2 million to Palace, Naysmith to Rangers

In: Simon Whaley because Wigan are asking daft money for Cotterill (they pay £2 million for him, do not play him, and then want £2.5 million. Yeah Right Brucie. "Lower. Lower.")

  Celtic to be like a miny irish international team next season with Strachan chasing given/Duff/hunt/dunne/harte/long/doyle/ireland, they will pay for this by offloading Scott Brown and mcgeady to pl clubs for more than there actually worth, naylor will go to Sunderland, Graveson to a newly promoted team like Hull or Stoke and Boruc to either AC Milan/lyon/Bayern.

  Glasgow Rangers

The below are facts from a member of the board of Murry International Holdings (one of Sir David Murry's company's)


Alan McGregor (Tottenham) – £9. 0

Carlos Cuellar (Newcastle) £2. 0 + Alan Smith providing cover is arranged

Daniel Cousin (Zaragoza) Swap Deal For Javier Paredes Arango, Rangers To Pay £3. 0

Thomas Buffel (AZ Alkmaar) £2. 0


Steven Davis (Fulham) – Brahim Hemdani + £1.5

Danny Shittu (Watford) – Will Def Not Be Signing

Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira (Man U) – Season Long Loan, Smith and Ferguson old friends (Ferguson will not send a player on loan to Celtic due to his up bringing and love of Rangers)

Javier Paredes Arango (Zaragoza) £3. 0 + Daniel Cousin

Alan Smith (Newcastle) £2. 0 + Carlos Cuellar

Sabri Sarioglu (Galatasaray) £5. 5 A worthy replacement for Hutton

Rangers will have a great deal of funds this season seeing as we recieved £9. 0 for Alan Hutton and have more to come with the sale of Cuellar and McGregor. Adding this to a very succsesful run in the UeFa Cup all goien well we will have made upwards of £40 million – £25 million of this will be handed to Walter and Ally as a transfer Kitty the rest will be used to pay off some of the clubs debts

  Tottenham Will Sign From Manchester City – Richard Dunne, Martin Petrov and Joe Hart this will cost around £21 million in total. Tottenham will also sign Dos Santos + Daid Bentley, I can assurs you all that Aaron Lennon will not leave this Summer despite Bentley, JR see's Lennon playin behind the forwards with Bentley jenas and modric making a 3 man midfield. Things are brighter now for the Tottenham. Carling Cup 2008

  Mark Hughes could turn down the job at Manchester City as he believes that the chairman has unrealistic ambitions for the club. Hughes wants to make Manchester City a team challenging for Europe and beleives that it is acheivable but the chairman would like to see a top four finish in the next season without spending too much money. Instead Mark Hughes is holding out for the Chelsea job which he will receive a good transfer kitty.

With this kiity he will sign:

Robinho (14.5 Mill)

Micah Richards (25 Mill)

David Bentley (12.75 Mill)

Ched Evans (4 Mill)

Kaka (24 Mill+ Shevchenko)

Dimitar Berbatov (28 Mill)

Leaving in the wake of the new players will be:

N. Anelka (Lyon)

F. Lampard (Inter)

Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan)

S. Wright–Phillips (Newcastle)

W. Brigde (Middlesborough)

C. Cudicini (Stoke)

S. Sidwell (Reading)

With these signings and the large amount of money spent Abramovich will expect to win the title and atleast two cups.

  The Gareth Barry to Anfield move will happen next week for £15 million.

Miguel Veloso and Ricardo Quaresma will make a double 40 million move to Man United

Liverpool will secure Andrei Arshevin for £12 million

Ashley Young could make a £15 million move to Replace Rosicky who is wanted buy Athletico Madrid.

Daniel Alves will make a move to FC Barcelona with the price currently negotiating. Sevilla want £24 million. FC Barcelona only want to pay £19 million.

Ronaldo will announce his intention to go to Real Madrid. United will sell for 50 million + Robinho Madrid are ready to match it. Biggest transfer of all time.

Arsenal will land Samir Nasri who is capable of playing on the left or right or behind the forward

Aaron Ramsey will sign for Liverpool and not United or Tottenham who's bids have also been accepted.

  James Beattie will be leaving Sheff United this Summer with Birmingham and Hull interested. Blackwell has already made enquiries about Stoke forward Vincent Pericard as a possible replacement, although United may not be able to match his salary.

  Andy Cole is in talks with glenn Roeder, Wes hoolahan is undergoing a medical, barry Nicolson + David bell + ben watson + Kevin Mcdonald on their way

  Tony Pulis will be making changes to his coaching staff for next season, Ian Holloway who is Pulis' son's godfather will be joining, also ex Stoke favourite John Gayle will be joining to work with the forwards.

  Liverpool are signing Deco from FC Barcelona for £10 million on completion of his medical after the euros. it will be announced on Friday be4 the euros

Also samir nasir will be going to Liverpool, they have first option since the sold Cisse to marsille.

and ramsey will be siging for Sunderland for £5 million where he will get first team football next year.

  To the person claiming Ronaldo will leave simply because he has not stated publicly that is he's staying, you must be stupid. If he says he's staying he cannot then hold the club to ransom for a huge contract as someone else has said. However the sheer size of the pay deal, £350,000/week inc. image rights is too much for any player. History tells us that Sir Alex gets rid off players who think they are bigger than the club i.e. Beckham, RVN and so it would be no surprise to see Ronaldo offloaded to Madrid, although it's highly unklikely Robinho will be included as a swap because he is not the team player Man United's style requires. United will be making an attacking purchase regardless of whether Ronaldo leaves or not though and this is strongly tipped to be Santa Cruz from Blackburn. Big, strong, quick, good finisher he offers everything United need up front. With uncertainty over Mark Hughes future at Blackburn and no sensible player wanting to go to the Manchester City dictatorship an offer from the European Champions will be too good to resist, a deal of between £10–15 million, dependant on whether Saha is used as a makeweight.

  Mk Dons bid to sign Leicester's DJ Campbell and offer Jude Stirling, Mark Wright

  To the guy who said Newcastle have very little transfer funds, well you are wrong. Ashley has told Keegan he has 35 million to spend and any money he receives from the sale of players. Here are the players he plans to TRY and buy and will ALLOW go:


Shaun Wright–Phillips (8 mil)

Richard Dunne (4.5 mil)

Aiden McGeady (5 mil)

Collochini (6 mil)

Pablo Aimar (7 mil)





  Afc ins:

Nasri (Marseille) Liverpool have made a late move, too late. Signs after euros.

Chantome (PSG) will be announced in one fell swoop alongside with Nasri. Mooted everywhere.

Yaya Toure (FC Barcelona) Possible move involving Hleb or straight cash deal. A Certainty to move following Kieta's move to Camp Nou from Seville. May also end up at Inter or Lyon. Not a cert.


De La Red (Madrid) Again, move involving Hleb or straight cash deal.

Yth Ins: Counqlain, Vela (Loan return), Randall (Loan Return), Simpson (Loan Return), Gilbert (Loan Return), Merida (Loan Return)


Lehmann – Stuttgart (Free) Done as of today


Flamini – AC Milan – (Free)

Hleb – Barcelona/Madrid – 12–16 million or pt. exchange deal

Hoyte – Stoke/WBA/Sunderland/Wigan/Villa

Loan Out (Def):

Denilson, Gibbs, Simpson, Van Den Berg.

Loan Out/option to buy:

Randall, Gilbert, Djourou.

  Manchester City are planning a shock move for Sylvan Ebanks–Blake

  Leicester City will appoint Billy Davies,

he will sign Paul Dickov, brett pitman, Chris Martin and Mark gower,

Steve walsh will join as first team coach and Kelly will join as Davies assistant.


  Cetic fc

Possible Ins

Ross McCormack–He is out of contact

Klaas–Jan Huntelaar–12 million or Mateja Kezman £7 million

Shaun Maloney–4 million will only happen is McGeady leaves

John Arne Riise–Celtic have made a bid but will not pay more than £4 million

Harry Kewell–Free depends on wages

Damien Duff–Depends if maloney or Kewell come

Stephen Hunt–4 million

Ibrahima Sonko–Expect both old firm clubs to bid

Andy Carroll loan

Definite ins

James McCarthy £1.5 million

Kevin McDonald 750 k

Mark Reynolds £1 million

Christos Efstathiou Atromitos Geroskipou greek team

A left back will be signed


Bobo Balde

Chris killen

Derek Riordan

Mark Brown

Massimo Donati

Adam Virgo

Thomas Gravesen

Artur and aiden could leave. but will not leave for less than £12 million. also Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink could leave.

To the guy that just made up stuff do your homework

We would no go for Ian harte as he is passed it and he is a free transfer so you would not spend £3 million on a Free transfer would you Duhhhh. You would not get £2 million from any one for Balde or £3 million for Killen

and yopu safed the best until last Hinkel in a swap for Tokley from Inverness. you are a legend.

From The Bhoy remember the name

  Can I just ask all those people who dismiss other peoples posts as 'complete lies' and then say things like 'now here is a genuine rumour' to go and buy a dictionary. A rumour is 1. gossip or common talk 2. unproved statement.

Now here is a genuine rumour.

Liverpool to stun United by beating them to the signature of young Ramsey. This will be done by putting a Clause in his contract guarenteeing him 15 league games in his first season. They will also tie up the Barry and Dossenna deals this week. But who knows I might just be making this all up.

  Barry Nicholson will leave Aberdeen and sign for Nottingham Forest after turning down Norwich and Preston

  Can people please stop saying that Everton will sign Wayne Hennessey for £4 million. Tim Howard will be Evertons number 1 for the next few years and there is no way that Moyes would spend £4 million on a back up goalkeeper. Everton launch their new kit on thefifth of June, and expect the club to announce that Moyes has signed a new five year contract, aswel as completing the signing of Andrei Arshavin for £8 million on the same day. Manuel Fernandes will complete another seasons long loan deal and Wyness and Kenwright are working on a deal to bring Joaquin to Goodison Park.

  Sheff Wednesday pair Kenny Lunt and Leon Clarke could leave Wednesday.

Leon Clarke on his way to Southend United.

any clubs come in for kenny lunt.

Wednesday are selliing Clarke and lunt

before we signing some new players

  David Bentley will sign for Tottenham at the weekend, he was waiting for Hughes to decide his future.

  Firstly 'Patches' 'o' Hoolahan to sign for Norwich sometime this week, it is been said on this board before but I think this rumour is starting to come into light. Also watch out for Iaquinta of Juve to be looking for another club in Europe pretty soon. Juve have just signed Amauri and Palladino is expected to play more games next season which as well as the presen of Del Piero and Trezeguet could see Iaquinta move tofifth choice forward. He's already out of the Euro 2008 squad due to lack of match fitness this season so it may be time for him to move on. Newcastle are always looking for forwards to add to their collection so maybe they are potential suitors

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Thom Pouncey, pouncing on the biggest transfer rumours

  spurs news

Alan McGregor's name is topping the Tottenham goalkeeper search list. Alan Hutton has reportedly been telling his ex teammate about life at Tottenham and trying to sell him on the idea of a move. McGregor is currently out with an ankle injury (missed UeFa Cup final) which could be a stumbling block. Scotland #2 but a quality purchase if it happens.

Look for GK, DB, RB, LM and ST still to come in.

  Managerial Moves

Chelsea – looks like Abramovich has come to terms with Ancelotti in Paris over a deal to bring him to the club, they just need to sort out a compensation fee to Milan now. He will be given a 100 million transfer fund with Kaka his first priority.

Manchester City – Have agreed a deal with Hughes and will offer Blackburn £5 million compensation to let him go. Look for Hughes to bring Bentley and Santa Cruz with him and offer them European football.

  Celtic will be signing at least 5 or six new signings this Summer. Players being mentioned behind the scenes at Celtic Park are;

Zaliuska – replacement for Boruc who feels he's achieved all he can at Celtic.

Riise – replacement for Naylor who wants to go back down south.

Klasnic (Bosman)

Keane (if Tottenham do not want too much)

Scholes (wants one year at Celtic before he retires next Summer)

+ possibly Ledley King

1 or two others depending how many we shift out.

On their way out are;

Riordan, Gravesen, Sno, Naylor, Boruc, Killen, Donati,

+ few youngsters going out on loan (again).

JungleBhoy 1888

fly the flag, fly the flag.

3 down, 7 to go.

  Leicester will be appointing Billy Davies as manager and will be signing:

Darren Moore

David Jones

Danny haynes

Owen garvan

Emmanuel Villa

  Glasgow Rangers rumours


buffel to Stoke free

alan Gow Dundee United loan

hemdani papac p s g £1.5 million

jean clade darcheville Fulham £1.5 million

davie Weir free to West Bromwich


lee wallace £1 million

a right back do not know yet

a centre half from Spain

s Davis £3 million

ivan klasnic free

Miller £1.5 million

Fletcher from Hibernian £3.5 million

boyd Cuellar and mcgregor will all be staying

watch out for Alan hutton going to Man United for £18 million

  Celtic will sell:

Balde ( Sunderland £1 million)

Sno ( Spanish team £1.5 million or years loan)

Killen (SPL Team Dundee United or Hibernian or a League one team 500K)

Riordan ( Burnley 750K or a part of the offer for lafferty hope not)

Donati ( 1.75 million to sampdoria)

Tommy G ( £1 million Stoke)

O'Dea ( loaned to Hibernian)

JVOH could leave back to Holland 4 mill

Mcgeady may got to Newcastle or Sunderland for £12 million Mcdonald will not leave as he wants to beat larssons Celtic record and become a legend of the club.

Celtic will sign:

Mcormak Motherwell (Free Transfer)

Klass Jan Huntelaar could come for £10 million pounds if JVOH can attacrt him to Glasgow hope so.

Seb Leko ( £2.5 million)

David Marshell could return but doubt to first team chances.

Maloney 100 percent coming home he would never go to Rangers he just wants Celtic to come calling £2 million as him and WGS has a strong bond with him.

Kadlec could be back on Celtics target for £3 million.

Samaras will sign for £3.5 million

Harry Kewell free tarnsfer 40K a week for an injury prone midfielder fantastic.

Deal with it

  Leeds boss Gary McAllister is looking at the following players:

Riordan (Celtic)

Davies (Tranmere)

Maynard (Crewe)

Holdsworth (Huddersfield)

Harsley (Port Vale)

Nelson (Hartlepool)

Jones (Hibernian)

Comminges (Swindon)

Whelpdale (Peterborough)

Leaving will be:







  Liverpool rumours

Quaresma's move to Liverpool looks a real possibility as Benitez is well aware that he needs a top class winger, probably for a fee of about £15 million. Barry is hoping that O'Neill will let him move if not Liverpool will look towards De la Red of R. Madrid or Senna from Villareal.

Man United rumours

United will launch an audacious double bid for the Lyon pair Ben Arfa and Benzema in the region of £35 million – £40 million. But competition from Arsenal for Ben Arfa may see the deal fall through. Also Ronaldo will stay for at least one more season.

Chelsea rumours

Once Ancelotti is appointed he will try to take advantage of his conections with Milan by making a bid for Kaka which could involve a swap deal for Drogba. Chelsea are also looking at Stuttgart forward Mario Gomez as a replacement for Drogba. Lampard will team up with Mourinho at Inter as the portuguese manager has made him his top priority. If this happens Chelsea may attempt to use Lampard as a makeweight in a deal for Ibrahimovic.

Arsenal rumours

Again Wenger will not spend big. He will look at one of three wide men to replace Hleb and possibly a second to replace Rosicky. They are Samir Nasri for between £10 million and £15 million, Hatem Ben Arfa for about £15 million, and if both of these fall through Andrei Arshavin for about £8 million. Also expect young Brazilian Denilson to play a big role next season stepping into the shoes of the departed Flamini.



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