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I have it as good as from the man himself that there is a strong possibility, joLeon leScott will be tempted away from Everton

  I do not know where ArsenalNo. 1 gets his info about Arsenal's finincial predicament. I played in a corporate 5–A–Side event at the Emirates at the end of the season and had the fortune to speak with the one of the club's management team. He stated that Mr Wenger has the funds available to buy whom ever he wants with the club's full backing if he wishes to spend it. However, he (Mr Wenger) simply believes that he possess a very talented squad and that too many players are price–inflated. He is expected to continue bolstering the club's youthful foundation and would only be interested in senior players that he feels can genuinely enhance the first team squad.

  To the person who said 'Sorry do not do rumours only do facts, Everton have today made a £4 million offer for DUNCAN Fletcher' it is Darren so in fact you are doing a rumour and not a fact.

anyway Everton have been very smart this Summer in making other clubs believe they are skint. this is so other clubs do not inflate there prices for Everton targets. infact Everton have got between 25 and 40 million to spend depending on transfers out.

first of all the only player that Everton are going to sell reluctantly is Arteta. he has lost his mojo over the last season and it will be better for his career if he left Everton. so here are the Everton facts:

Reyes loan in p/x with Arteta (–16 million)

swp (10 million)

Darren Fletcher (7 million)

manuel Fernandes (6 million)

micheal Johnson (7 million)

micheal Owen p/x hibbert/Darren Bent, most problem Owen (5–8 million)

sebastien bassong (free)

Vladimir Stojkovic (3 million)

Everton are also after a right back and they have looked at Luke young, not saying definite but he is top of the list (for a rb)

so Everton are going to definitely spend £22 million leaving the final £18 million for the January sales.

I am going to state one rumour though, this is that Everton are in talks with a Russian billionaire. so this is very bad for Everton (we are the new Chelsea: ( )

finally will the Tottenham/Everton/Newcastle fight stop we are all big clubs. we are the only 3 clubs that have the ambition to break the 'top 4'.

  To ALL teams saying they will sign Andy Johnson from Everton, he will not go for anything less than £12 million. David Moyes is fighting to keep him and will not accept anything less than the aforementioned bid. If Johnson ends up leaving then expect a bid for Bent from Tottenham for about the same price. If Arteta ends up leaving for Atletico Madrid (which is very much a possibility of happening) then expect Moyes to make a bid in the range of £15 million to Blackburn for Bentley. If Bentley ends up moving to Tottenham then expect a £10 million bid for Tottenham's Aaron Lennon, who would see a huge decrease in playing time if Bentley was brought in. Expect Manuel Fernandes to come back, either on another loan deal or for around £6 million. Valencia know that Fernandes needs to be playing football week in, week out and know that he will not get that opportunity at Valencia, so a loan deal to Everton would be the best way to achieve this if Everton do not sign him on a permanent transfer. Darren Fletcher wants more of a chance at first team football and is ready to move from Man United after winning the double last season. Moutinho from Lisbon could be coming in on a loan deal. Sebastien Bassong from FC Metz is claiming that Everton are interested in him. Marek Suchy is a definite possibility as well. Stojkovic or Hennessey are major possibilities to come in as Tim Howard's number 2.

  Heart Of Midlothian

Hearts are to offer Stephen Crawford a trial during their tour of Germany. The experienced forward is extremely keen to join the Tynecastle outfit and is confident of impressing the coaching staff at Hearts.

  Hearts FC

Grzegorz Szamotulski will sign for Hearts pending a medical. Anatoly Korobochka was very impressed with the Polish international performances during his time in Scotland. Szamotulski has been given assurances he will start off as number one choice allowing Steve Banks to concentrate on coaching.

  Leeds United will sign Joey Barton once he is released from Newcastle United

  Gregory Coupet and Thomas Ufulasi will join Athletico Madrid.

  Is this a rumour site or a willy measuring club.

'My Dad is bigger than your dad'.

Everton –

(Old) First Division: 9(56)

1890–91, 1914–15, 1927–28, 1931–32, 1938–39, 1962–63, 1969–70, 1984–85, 1986–87

(Old) First Division Runners–up: 7

1889–90, 1894–95, 1901–02, 1904–05, 1908–09, 1911–12, 1985–86

(Old) Second Division: 1


FA Cup: 5

1906, 1933, 1966, 1984, 1995

FA Cup Runners–up: 7

1893, 1897, 1907, 1968, 1985, 1986, 1989

Football League Cup Runners–up: 2

1977, 1984

Charity Shield: 9

1928, 1932, 1963, 1970, 1984, 1985, 1986 (shared), 1987, 1995

European Cup Winners' Cup: 1


European Cup Semi–Finalists: 2

1964, 1971

FA Youth Cup: 3

1965, 1984, 1998

Newcastle –


First Division and Premier League(40) titles: 4

Champions: 1904–05, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1926–27

Runners–up: 1995–96, 1996–97

Football League Second Division: 2

Champions: 1964–65, 1992–93

Runners–up: 1897–98, 1947–48

Domestic Cups

FA Cups: 6

1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955

Charity Shields and Community Shields(41): 1



Anglo–Italian Cup: 1


Inter–Cities Fairs Cup (now UEFA Cup): 1


Intertoto Cup: 1

Winners: 2006

Runners–up: 2001

Other Cups

Kirin Cup: 1


Texaco Cups: 2

1974, 1975

Tottenham –

Domestic Leagues

Football League First Division(62) 2

1950–51, 1960–61

Runners–Up (4): 1921–22, 1951–52, 1956–57, 1962–63

Football League Second Division 2

1919–20, 1949–50

Runners–Up (2): 1908–09, 1932–33

Southern League One


Western League One


Football League North and South 2

1943–44, 1944–45

Domestic Cups

FA Cup 8

1901, 1921, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982, 1991

Runners–Up (1): 1986/87

Football League Cup 4

1970–71, 1972–73, 1998–99, 2007–08

Runners–Up (2): 1981–82, 2001–02

FA Community Shield 7

1920–21, 1951–52, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1967–68, 1981–82, 1991–92 (shared)

European Cups

UEFA Cup 2

1972 First ever Winners, 1984

Runners–Up (1): 1973–74

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1


Anglo–Italian League Cup 1


These facts were supplied by Wikipedia.

Whose the biggest? None of them, they are are all much the same, although Tottenham and Everton were part of the original 'big 5', and certainly their honours do not include the Kirin Cup, nor the Texaco Cup. Personally I think that there is a big 3 then there is a big 5 then there is the rest. Some are in danger of dropping from one of these 'labels' into another if things continue, some are on the up. We'll see. World football leage here we come. 1 City 1 club anyone? (I believe Newcastle won a trophy based on getting into the fairs on that decsion, am I right ;o)

Anyway, enough measuring. On to some lies. I mean rumours.

David Moyes to Man United rumour will start to gather pace this week, expect Carlos Queiroz to become the Portugal coach. Bilic to Everton as a replacement, there is something bubbling under the surface at Goodison Park. Exciting times ahead, just a shame that Moyes is not going to be the man spear heading it.

Newcastle also subject to a takeover. Thinking of above. Ashley and Kenwright are very good friends. In fact the Newcastle/Everton incestual relationship looks to continue. Johnson for Owen. nailed.

Tottenham. Bentley is done, expect one more major signing, it will not be Villa, but will be a high profile forward. Bent to Villa for £8 million. Keane will go to Liverpool IF they cough for Ramos.

  Latest from Liverpool – Lennon and Keane will trade places with Crouch and Benayoun + £10 million. first.

Pennant will then go to the Hammers and Liverpool will finally tie up Barry deal by including Finnan.

  Right so, there is this thing called the ECA (European Club Association) I am guessing that half the Newcastle/Everton/Tottenham fans do not know about that. England has 5 teams in it and the teams that are in it are decided by the chairman (Rummenigge) and the football assiociation in that country. Chelsea, Arsenal, United, Liverpool and Newcastle are in it. Newcastle are a bigger team than Tottenham though not Everton however but outside of the Uk Newcastle are a very very well known team with a bigger reputattion than the others.

Rumours now then:

Arsene looking at martial riff of sochaux

Everton want Aimar but he is said to prefer a move to NUfc cause of Gutierrez even though he is almost completling a move to Benfica

Nufc looking into Gokhan Inler and Skjelbred of Rosenborg. Hull are going to sign Stelios and possibly Stephen Carr.

–Finders Fee–

  BIG Rumours travelling around Europe:

Tranquillo Barnetta will join Everton for £7 million from Bayer Leverkusen. Arteta is heading out of the Merseyside club however, after revealing he would love to join Atletico Madrid.

Miguel veloso will be joining AC Milan for a fee believed to be in the region of 7–12 million Euros from Sporting.

Arda Turan will not be coming to the Premier League. He will join Valencia within the next week for around £8 million.

Bolton have declared their interest in turkish forward semih after he impressed at the euros. A fee might be agreed within a fortnight.

Roland Linz will join the Hammers for £4.5 million from sporting braga.

Rakitic will move to FC Barcelona after having an outstanding euro competition with Croatia.


First to the Newcastle fans you were once good but now times change especially as we are one of the few teams that are not in debt so yes we do have money, case closed.

Few ITKs I have been speaking to have told me the following will probably happen.

Keane or Berbatov will leave more likely Berbatov.

Capel should still happen and Del Nido was wrong about the policy he's just bitter about losing Ramos. Expect us to dispute this at a tribunual. Bentley is looking good to go and possibly Diarra. Gomes will sign by Wednesday if all goes to plan.


  Carlos Queiroz to take the Portugal job and Eric Cantona to step in as Fergies number 2. United will sign one players, either right back or a forward, it is still Unclear exactly who.

  Newcastle targets are a CM (Aimar) £5 million a CF (Gomis) £8 million a centre back (CASTRO) £6 million and a RB (BOULAHROUZ) £4 million and a LB (SHOREY) £3.5 million + the young lads like Kazenga Lua Lua will be given their chance along with Tamas Kadar Tim Krul and Ben Tozer as will Andy Carroll once fit unlike under ALLARDARSE who would play players based on name cost and whether they were his signings or not alone

Owen will be SOLD if AC Milans bid of £10 millionIL is accepted.


  Real Madrid will sell Soldado and Guti to Real Betis for a fee of £5 million each.

Jerzy Dudek will complete a switch to Sporting Lisbon in exchange for growing Portuguese star Miguel Veloso along with £16.5 million for the young midfielder and Saviola will move to Roma for £6 million.

Big news is that Cristiano Ronaldo will sign a £10 million a year contract along with £55 million made payable to Man United with left midfielder Royston Drenthe and forward Robinho going the other way.

With the sale of Robinho, Madrid will bring back Antonio Cassano and then sign Adriano for a cut price of £10 million.

  this is true inside info – liverpool fc

My girlfriend is going to throw a fit as I am about to reveal something she told me recently. Rafa said he had already signed 2 south American players. My girlfriend's sister works for a Brazilian law firm in Rio and she mentioned that one of the players is a guy called Hernanes. Never heard of him. I support Arsenal so I do not care if it is true.

  Greek forward charisteas will join newly promoted Stoke on a season long loan deal from Nuremberg to boulster up their attacking options.

Christian wilhelmsson will join the Hammers later this week for a fee in the region of 5–8 million pounds from Deportivo since he and the manager have reportedly fallen out.

Stephan Lichsteiner has been spotted on numerous occasions at Blackburns training ground. It looks like a deal will be made with Lille within a fortnight.

  Sheff United to swap Rob Hulse for Norwich's Darel Russell + cash (around £500 k). Will happen this week.


Due to the frustrating financial situation that Arsenal find themselves in because of the Emirates Stadium, we are on a very, very limited transfer budget. This means that we will only sign a maximum of three more players. Adebayor will now definitely be sold to FC Barcelona for £30 million with Martins as his replacement for 15 mil. The other half of the money from Adebayor (15 mil) will be spent on Samir Nasri. The only other signing this Summer will be a free transfer of Bremen's Amaur Bischoff. Hleb will now be sold for sure for around £15 million to one of Real Madrid (if they fail to sign Ronaldo), FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter and Bayern Munich, Nasri will be his replacement and Bischoff, Ramsey, Denilson, Diaby and Gilberto Silva will fight it out to fill Flamini's gap.

Thanks for Reading,

ArsenalNo. 1

  Everton Transfers.

Everton have agreed a fee of £1 million with Middlesbrough for Boateng

At Madrid have offered Everton £12 million for Arteta + allowing Reyes to join EFC on year loan.

Sunderland will this week offer Everton £12 million for AJ and it will accepted.

Everton will use the money to Bid £5 million for Michael Owen who is keen to make the move to Goodison Park.

Everton will offer Chelsea £10 million for Shaun Wright–Philips

Manuel Fernandes will sign in a £6 million deal followed by Darren Fletcher in a £7 million deal.

  Portsmouth will sign:

Darren Bent and Ledley king, Tottenham, £15 million

Peter Crouch and Benayoun, Liverpool, 14.5 M

Wayne Bridge and Shaun Wright–Phillips, Chelsea, £15 million

john Mensah, rennes, Traore + £2 million

total: 46. 5

Portsmouth outs:

Papa Bouba diop, Sunderland, £4 million

campbell, Villarreal, £5 million

djimi Traore, rennes, part exchange

Jamie ashdown, West Bromwich, £3 million

lauren, real Mallorca, £4 million

Richard Duffy, Coventry, £3 million

total: £19 million

overall: –27.5 million

  Sorry do not do rumours only do facts, Everton have today made a £4 million offer for Duncan Fletcher and Arteta will go if the right offer is received from Athletico Madrid

  First of all, forget Ronaldo going to Madrid. It's never going to happen, maybe in 3 – four years he may go, but he will be past his best anyway, so United will cash in.

Secondly, United will sign three players this Summer, Huntelaar, Kerlon and Renato Augusto. A sum totalling around £30 million.

The departures will be Louis Saha (Roma or another Premier League team), Pique (FC Barcelona) and O'Shea (Aston Villa).

Benzema will be signed next season to help the champions win another Treble.

Come On United. Champions Again

  Ipswich to sign Nicky maynard for £1.8 million

Norwich to sign Shola Ameobi for £3 million if he dosent join hull/West Bromwich

brian howard to join Wolves for £1.7 million

Freddy Eastwood to sign for Swansea for 750 k

Cardiff to sign Kris boyd for £2 million

jimmy floyd hasselbaink to sign for MK Dons on a free

matt Jackson to leave Watford and join Derby as player/coach

Stevenage to sign micky shinn from braintree

Leyton oreint to sign Nicky Morgan from braintree

  SUNDERLAND latest:

Johnson from Everton 10.75 million

Bent from Tottenham 11.25 million both on 60,000 a week

Tommy the real toolie

  I just received a e–mail from my friend who I have not spoken to

for a while who works at Newcastle And lives in Newcastle he has told

me a few true things before on Newcastle signings. Newcastle he thinks

it's pretty certain that Nicky Shorey LEFT FULL–BACK (£3 million) who

plays for Reading. And Pablo Aimar ATTACKING MIDFIELDER Real Zaragoza

£8 million are close to joining.

Also Dennis Wise thinks Owen should be sold while they can get a good

price for him but the story at Newcastle is Keegan wants to keep Owen

at the club. It's also believed Newcastle want to sign Louis Saha on loan

from Man United before a permanent transfer as Saha would have to prove he

can play consistently for the club due to Injury problems but Alex

Ferguson wants a straight transfer deal. And has rejected a loan deal offer

from wise.

Newcastle hope to sign Saha for around £4 million as wise will offer

them a deal next week my friend says.

Obafemi Martins will not be going to Arsenal he's staying put. My mate

heard. He said the story with Arsenal is RUBBISH. As the board at

Newcastle want to keep hold of him.

  Tottenham have already strengthened enough to compete with

top 4 next season. modric showed in euro2008 that he is a class act,

everyone knows the potential Dos Santos has and Gomez will be a great

goalkeeper. as for more Ins and outs, the following are predictions rather

than definites.

outs: ghaly, Gardner, Robinson, chimbonda, lee–young pyo (as part of

the Gomez deal), kp boateng, kaboul and bent. strong rumours as always of

Berbatov leavng, but do not count on it.

ins: Diego malito, David Bentley, a central defender as cover for

kaboul leaving and Woodgate and kings injuries, a defensive midfielder.

  Arsenal Transfer Activity

GK – No–one will be bought in this area because Arsene Wenger has faith in his

current crop

DF – Wenger has publicly stated he will not buy in this area although this

could be to throw off opponents although I doubt it

MF – Most of the activity in this area. Ramsey already in, expect to

see him in Carling Cup team. Nasri deal will be completed in the next

week or so. If Hleb leaves, which I do not think he will, then expect a

replacement although I do not know who. There are many candidates to

replace Flamini, personally I think Diaby could do the job.

CF – There will only be a signing if Adebayor leaves, because he's not

getting paid the same as Henry was, wow he has a high opinion of

himself. Replacements could be Hunterlaar, Santa Cruz or maybe even a return

of Monsieur Henry

Finally, Arsene Wenger said he would make 2–3 signings before he knew he would

have to replace players. As far as I can tell Nasri and Ramsey were the

only planned signings so I reckon there will be one more that will

surprise us


  West Bromwich Albion are lining up a loan move for out of favour Tottenham 'keeper Paul Robinson. Despite Villa looking favourites to sign him, West Bromwich are the only club to make an approach.

Ipswich's John Walters is also a £3 million West Bromwich target who will need to beat Stoke to retain his services.

Kevin Phillips looks to sort out his future in the next two days.

  Man untd

only buy one major player which will be Klass Jan Huntelaar for about £20 million

Ronaldo will stay

silva brothers and manucho will also come in

Silvestre to whu 4 about 2 mil

other rumours

Adebayor to FC Barcelona

arshavin to Chelsea

David Villa will either stay at Valencia or go to FC Barcelona if Adebayor bid gets rejected

Arsenal will bid for Huntelaar but he will go to United

eto to Chelsea

ronaldihnio possibly to LA galaxy as Milan cannot afford him and he does not want to got to City

  Despite Chelsea's "astronomical" offer for Kaka, it is still likely to be rejected. Not by the Milan board, but by the player himself due to his love for the San Siro outfit.

Also, Manchester City have lost the battle for Brazilian ace Ronaldinho. Hull could unveil Geovanni, Mendy, Stelios, Fagan, Makaay and Boateng before the end of July. Finally, some news surrounding Ronaldo. Due to his new injury Real are not willing to pay for the Portuguese man THIS year, but come July '09 expect Ronaldo to be playing at the Bernabeu.

The Matador.


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