Football Rumours Archive August 08 2006


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alves will sign for liverpool but not in time for community shield game. this means chimbonda will defo join spurs. villa may come for £18 mil but it looks unlikely. other possibilities are defoe from spurs and ashton from west ham, kuyt wont join and will go to newcastle instead. man utd's only other signing will be senna for about £8 mil. torres will never join as he will sign for liverpool either in jan or next summer, he wants to move to the prem and anfield is his preferred destination but he has pledged his immediate future to athletico. also hargreaves will be mon's first signing at villa for about £8 mil. gallas will leave chelsea and go to either barcelona or milan but on season long loan. gravesen will rejoin everton before the new season.

Scott Brown will join Hearts from Hibs in a shock £1.6 million transfer

Mackems will go all out to sign sutton, gravesson and walcott on loan

A.C MILAN FANS. . . .Get ready for the arrival of. . . . GIGI BUFFON.Will be transfered on Tuesday

These are all facts,and will happen:-

ARSENAL:-AW will sell Cole to Chelski for 17 million + Gallas.He will also sign Shilla Illiasu for 500,000 pounds.Reyes will not be leaving the club,as AW thinks he will settle more this season in London.The 17 million obtained from Chelsea will be added to the 25 million pound kitty that Arsenal already have.So the total 42 million will be utilised in the January transfer window,to buy Torres and Mascherano.Gilberto will be sold to Marseille in January,plus 8 million,for Ribery to come to Ashburton Grove.Nuri Sahin will be bought,this summer in a straight swap with Borussia Dortmund involving Manuel Almunia.

MANU:-SAF will buy Marcos Senna.Senna,along with Carrick,will be the only transfers for ManU this summer.But expect SAF to make a bid for Miroslav Klose towards the end of August.

CHELSEA:-Following the injury to Joe Cole,Chelsea will buy Simao Sabrosa for 21 million pounds from Benfica.Wayne Bridge will remain at Chelsea,but only till January,when he will sign for Newcastle United for 5 million pounds.

TOTTENHAM:-MJ will sign Trabelsi instead of Pascal Chimbonda.He will also make a bid for Ryan Babel and Fred from Lyon to add more quality to his forward line.He will also sign Hargreaves for 6 million pounds,but that will be in January.

NEWCASTLE:-Sol Campbell(free),SWP(11 million),David Trezeguet(8 million).

Just for the record, the Kraft family have nothing at all to do with Kraft Foods, which is in talks to buy French firm Danone.

Celtic's defensive problems continue. Bobo Balde, expected to be out for two weeks, is subject of a 1 million move by Aston Villa. Stan Petrov also to Villa for 5-7 million. Celtic who have failed to sign Kadlec, will aim to sign Wayne Bridge, Barry Robson or Patrice Evra(loan) to solve this problem. The striker that Celtic are interested in is none other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. With Juventus looking for 30m+ and the swede on 60k+ per week, Celtic have no chance. Realistic target seems to be Dean Ashton or Robbie Keane.

To the Villa fan who has all these Celtic (ex) players going to Villa, just because MON has a link, don't expect him to plunder the hoops.

We would not sell Petrov for less than 5m min, no matter who puts the bid in. You can have Lennon, he has been poor for at least a season, ok he has a link with O'Neill but that doesn't mean he can still hack it at Prem level. Agathe is a free agant, I believe that he is on trial at Blackburn, therefore NO FEE would be required. Balde could be a good shout, but Strachan would be loathe to let him leave as we are extremely short of cover at the back.

Celtic to sign Petkov after a short trial.


Aidy Boothroyd is preparing a raid for Dean Kiely which should be pushed through this week should Portsmouths' £2m bid for David James go through.

man u will sign tevez for 17 mil and senna for 4 mill.torres comin for 25 mill in jan transfer season trust me i know theese things.

Ok lets get this straight neither Baptista or Robinho will leave for arsenal as Cappelo dosent want to sell them. I can also comfirm that Kaka will be a real madrid player in not long as a £35,000,000 bid for kaka has been accepted. Also deals are close for both french internationals Diarra of Lyon and Ribery of Marseile. Also Reyes will be bought for 16 million. I can also tell you that arsene wenger has offered real madrid a.cole because arsenal dont want to lose him to their rivals chelsea and the price has been cut down to 12 million so the deal can slip away from chelsea. watch this space

read with interest a post yesterday asking LFC fans to read the business section to see that Kraft were taking over a french firm (Danone)so investment at Liverpoool was a no. Actually, most LFC fans who are posting on here about Kraft investment will know that Robert Kraft has nothing to do with Dairylea slices so whether or not Kraft takes over Danone will have no bearing on investment at LFC, and the takeover is old news anyway. Currently the major stumbling block for Kraft, L4 and the Spanish consortium is Moores point blank refusal to let go of overall control of the club, behind the scenes work is carrying on but Moores wants a bigger say in how the club is run after relinquishing his shares than he is currently being offered at the moment.People keep on slating Rick Parry but he has lined up investors, the chairman is being unrealistic in his expectations.

trabelsi will be a man city player in the next few days

After his impressive display against southampton West Ham are set to bid for Derby's Giles Barnes. Barnes would'nt cost that much (2-3 million)and would be the perfect back up for benayoun

I dont know why all the liverpool fans are obsessed with rafa desperatly searching for a new right back, finnan is only just turned 30 and has got at least 3 seasons left in him, the only reason rafa was looking at alves was because he could be our right winger. why would rafa look to replace one of the most consistent right backs in the country with chimbonda? rafa has also come out stating that zenden is the fourth central midfielder so we wont be getting a new one until next season at the earliest. with the right winger sorted the only transfer rafa "iv got one more signing to make" benitez wants to get now is the fourth striker, expect someone with something different to offer and that wont cost over £12 million ie kuyt or ibrohimovic, not someone past it eg del piero or raul (we dont want another morientes after all)

- Arsenal News-

Mascherano is not coming in as Tevez is going to Man Utd. . Reo-Coker will be bought in with Almunia + 10m going the other way. Cole off to Chelsea by Thursday. 20m is the fee and Gallas will not be coming in the opposite direction as he is likely to be heading to Milan, Madrid or Barca. . Ribery will then head to Arsenal for a fee of 12.75m raising to 16m dependent on appearances & trophies. This will give competition to Ljungberg. Reyes will not be leaving according to a statement on the Arsenal website. The telling factor will be whether or not he starts the champs. league qualifier tomorrow. . Expect Kaboul, Aubey or Abidal to join shortly after for a fee in and around the 4-8m mark. . Spending for the Gunners will then be over. . Bentdner looked tasty on sat ;)

News from Liverpool f.c: French U21 misfits Anthony Le Tallec and Florent Sinama-Pongolle will leave the Reds. Le Tallec is currently training with French side Sochaux while FS-P is tipped to sign for Osasuna of Spain. =DX=

unlike a couple idiots on dis site, i no da transfers dat r goin to happen, with regards to manu n saf, the glazers hav given him 20 mil to play with n he got 10 mil from rvn n 6 mil from mikel n he will 6 mil next yr Carrick cost 14mil upfront leavin 22 mil senna wil come 4 3-6 his contract iz runnin out but man u get players wit an added premium so senna will cost more, Aw wil let ac be in da squad 2 play zagreb so chelski no he means buisness if he leaves wenger will allow clichy traore flamini fight it out for his place remember dis happened with silvinho ages ago wen he went 2 celta vigo wenger had faith in da youth wich bk den was AC he will do da same agen AW wants gallas as part exchange but dis is unlikely b'cause chelski dont care if his contract runs out n with the spending prowess if RAmbrovich dey will prefere a straight cash move,

sheff united are signing etherington from west ham on loan til the end of the season this is bout 90% tru

i was at the newcastle/villareal match on saturday and who did i see walking around after the match talking to freddy shephard. . Dirk kuyt. Expect kuyt to sign for about 11 mil. Also expect to see dean ashton arrive from the hammers for about 8 mil. Hammers fans are desperate to hold on to him but he wants to go to a club with european ambitions for the future. Finnaly expect bridge or trablesi to sign to strenghten the toon defence.


ramage taylor bramble bridge

dyer parker emre duff

kuyt ashton

NUFC are close in signing trabelsi on a free and it is reported in tyneside Sol Cambell is in talks with glen roader. Toon will buy Upson for 1.5 million as cambell will not be playing every match in the season. Upfront Glen will bring in an unamed Italian Striker.

to the guy who stated that newcastle were looking at adriano, i wouldnt disprove this rumour to quickly because i was driving home one day and a group of big BMW X5's were driving down the A1 towards Newcastle with the front BMW having a reg that was almost exactly adriano, i discounted it at first but their could be some truth there.

poor old boro, kuyt turn you down, maybe he wants the move to newcastle as he has expressed in the past 'dream move' his words not mine

My sources at Liverpool indicate to me that Florent Sinama-Pongolle may move to Osasuna on a loan deal, while Anthony Le Tallec will be heading to Sochaux. Ibrahimovic is Rafa's #1 target, although he isn't going to wait around too long to get him, he needs a squad for the new season and he wants it soon. All the LFC rumours are rubbish about Alves, Villa etc. signing in this transfer window. They are possible, but not before next January. Kuyt is a backup plan should Ibrahimovic not come as well as a possible loan deal for Trezuguet if the loan deal with Ibra fails.


Barnsley are trying to sign Neil Mellor, Neil Shipperly on loan deals. Also looking to get in premiership keeper

news just in. .real madrid has struck a deal with marseille winger franck ribery. they are also on the verge of signing mahamadou diarra from lyon. watch this space

Chelsea news: TRUE TRUE TRUE, Crespo will move to inter on a free and chelsea will sign tevez or a top striker like tevez. A cole will Not move to chelsea because chelsea are only offering 15-20mil so chelea will lok to sign a left back withing the next 5 days ( they might buy lahm for 8- 12 mil ???? ) Chelsea will not sign anyone else untill the next transfere window were they will look to buy a deffender and a right back.

Other news


With Crespo leaving Chelsea on his way to Inter Milan, who is Jose going to bring in. . Names which will be thrown around will be Tevez, or Torres. . but the fact he is joining Inter could be a clue. We all know Chelsea are long time admirers of Adriano, but I am guessing a move could be made for Obafeme Martins on a years loan at stamford brigde. .

Man Utd News - SAF will move for Ribery (£19.4m), Martins (£8.2m), Tevez (£16.8m) and Senna (£3.9m). SAF is also looking at Lennon and Hargreaves as well as Toni.

There are strong rumours coming from the Villa camp that not only will Stillian Petrov be reunited with his former boss but Aiden McGeedy will be too !! expect both to join for a combined fee of around 8M.

Alan Pardew missed West Ham's friendly v PAOk Salonika in Greece on Sunday evening as he had travelled to nearby Turkey for transfer talks with Fenerbahce's star midfielder Stephen Appiah.Pardew has already signed Appiah's Ghanaian team mate John Pantsil, and now wants Appiah to bolster the Hammers' midfield.

Pardew also still wants Norwich keeper Robert Green even though Roy Carroll made his comeback from injury in the game in Salonika.

Finally, after Newcastle refused to sell James Milner, Pardew will move for Lyon's French WC star Sidney Govou.

Everton are set to snap up Obafemi Martins from Inter Milan after the Nigerian handed in a transfer request because of the arrival of Hernan Crespo. The fee is believed to be 5million with a following 3million over 3 years. Also, i have it on good authority that Everton will snap up Thomas Gravesen on a free transfer.

You heard it here first

everton will make a bid of 3million plus van der meyde for fenerbache's sanli tuncay

Following on from Saturday's defeat to Hearts. WGS now knows he requires 3 quality players. A striker, a left back and a box-box midfielder. Petrov will be an Aston Villa player soon and so too will Neil Lennon (MoN has never hid his admiration for Lennon). WGS will reluctlantly let Petrov go for £5m, and Lennon may be around 500k. Petkov, Bulgarian full back - Marek Heinz, Chech striker and Paul Hartley may well fill the needed positions.

Arsenal fans:

To clarify all the transfer rumors, let me say. as all of you knoe AW does not like to shek things up in the summer, neither does he goes for the top guns. If Cole is sold to chelsea, then he will not hurry to buy a LB. Flamini, like most of last season, will play until clichy is fit. bench- Traore. He will wait for a young CB. Not Gallas, not Davies, not Milito, not anyone. Forget all the big names (Robinho, Mascherano, Tevez, Torres, Baptista). Reyes will not be sold (Madrid is not interested). Don't expect a big signing this summer, maybe a couple of trialist. Wait for the janeary transfer window where he is the greatest buyer in football market.

Reading are set to sign Andre Stephane Bikey on a free transfer from Locomotive Moscow. The Cameroonian defender has been on trial at the Rooyals and has impressed on their pre-season tour.

The Royals are also hoping to add Slovenian midfielder Robert Koren for £1.4m from Lillestrom in Norway.

Reading are trying to sign Shakhtar Donetsk's Romanian striker Ciprian Marica for £1m.

torres is not going 2 arsnal,chelsea or man u,he wil join liverpool in 2007!!!!100%%he is very keen 2link up with good friends reina and alonso and also 2 work under rafa is a big factor!reyes has told him bout arseanl,and fergie lost it 2years ago and at chelsea,he may not get the games he wants,robben.swp,duff r a example.kewell 2leave,boro,pompy or a pay cut 2 spurs!!!!simeo will join chelesa b4season starts,n ash.cole!!!!utd wil get tevez,senna n mayb ribery,depends on ronaldos attitude.

NUFC news

West Ham forget all about getting Milner, he's going nowhere 100%

The toon will sign Bridge (deal already done just waiting for Cole to Chelsea)

Also in will be Kuyt, Graveson, SWP (loan which option to buy)

Striker from a lower league club (possibly Forsell)


Boumsong to Marseille (loan deal)

Faye (Charlton 2million)

Butt (Sheff Utd loan deal)

nufc news- bridge and wright-phillips double swoop = combined fee of 12m

also dirk kuyt 10m

toon 2 sign kuyt by the end of the week- 10m

You heard it here first


as a man u fan i have high hopes, but, being a realist some of these rumours are just ludicrous.

Torres is not coming, he is more likely to go to liverpool or arsenal or he can also waste his career at chelski.

Gattuso is not coming, he has pledged his future to AC milan.

Mascherano and Tevez arent comin, if they come to da premiership dey will go to chelski.

probably the only other faces at utd this summer will be possibly Senna and/or Luca Toni

- - >ARSENAL NEWS<- - -

Ashley cole deal to chelsea completed on wednesday 9th August for a fee of £16m + Gallas. Wenger has stated that he will definately sign at least one experienced player, Gallas fitting that role. And he is hopeful on a second. This could be Eric Abidal from lyon for a small fee of around £3m as he was spotted yesterday leaving arsenals training complex. These signings will follow those of Fran Merida and Shilla Illiasu for £500k.

Also i wouldnt be suprised to see the gunners launch a suprise bid for Mascherano towards the end of the transfer window, i believe to be around the region of £14m but still it is likely that it will rejected by corinthians as they have pleged to keep him until at least january.


Senna completed the deal with Man United 5.6 milEuro. Tevez will come to OT in the mid august, and tomas kuscack is already ManU player.

Manchester United team next season :

Van Der Saar

G.Neville Ferdinand Vidic Heinze

C.Ronaldo Senna Carrick Scholes

Tevez Rooney

Aston Villa's hopes of signing Stilian Petrov appear to be fading after Celtic demanded either £7.5m or £5m plus Gareth Barry. Do not rule out a move for Neil Lennon however as Gordon Strachan is edging closer to the signings of Tymoschuk for £4.8m and Lassana Diarra of Chelsea on loan deal for the season.

Valencia CF will tie up Simao from Benfica for six years within the next few days. His wages will force the club to give David Villa a raise, which should please the already content young forward. They are likely, however, to be getting raise requests from several other key players (Miguel, Baraja, Vicente, etc. .) as a result. Meanwhile, the club look to have two other positions to fill before the transfer window closes. They have long been searching for a fourth striker, especially after selling Mista to Atletico. Rumours are abound, especially after Inter have now secured Crespo, that Obafemi Martins is looking to move. I doubt though that Valencia will secure Oba, because they were unable to pry Taye Taiwo away from Marseille. The focus is on Luis Garcia of Espanyol, but there is a large gap between what VCF want to spend and what RCD want to receive. Lastly, if Ayala is sold (which is very likely after he fled to Argentina), Valencia will need a rock Centre Back. Jorge Andrade of Deportiva La Coruna is the preferred replacement, but 15 million Euros will make him a tough buy. Look for Simao this week, Garcia in the next week and a half, and a panic buy of Andrade at the last minute.


Pompey will complete the signing of Sol Campbell tomorrow. This will open the floddgates for more quality players. Not in time to tempt Anelka or Petrov though. Look out for Gravesen and David James to follow suit. A big name striker to follow real soon.

The loveBadger

Chelsea News

With Crespo leaving on loan for a possible 2 seasons Jose will definatly be on the lookout for another stiker.Expect either Carlos Tevez or Fanando Torres to be a Chelsea player by the time we play liverpool in the charity sheild.An offer between 25-30mil will be enough to secure the services of either player.All the talk of Dirk Kuyt joining Chelsea is just pure press speculation.He aint good enough to play for the Premiership Champions and proved this with his poor displays in the world cup.I would'nt be suprised to see him sign for a title hopeful like liverpool or Newcastle though.

Ashley Cole will be a Chelsea player in a matter of days.With time running out untill the start of the season and Arsenal desperate for cash to solve their frailtys at the back they will have no choice but to except a bid of 20-25mil.William Gallas will not play any part in Coles transfer and will sign for AC Milan.Chelsea reserve team captain Micheal Mancienne who is hottly tipped as the new John Terry will be named in the first team squad this season as Gallas's replacement.

Alex Ferguson will sign 3 new players in the next seven days. The two most obvious are thomas kuszchak and marcos senna, who should be presented as united players by friday. The most surprising however is Alessandro Del Piero. Fergie has been chasing him for about 5 years now and will finally get his man after he rejected offers from italy and spain, as well as liverpool, spurs and newcastle. I have heard that rumour of raul to liverpool as well. I'm not really bothered because look how big an impact morientes had there.

I'm from Australia and i'm in Greece playing for the Olympiakos acadamy. At training today in the distance i saw RONALDO with RIVALDO and YAYA TOURE they were laughing. . . .and enjoying a MYTHOS beer. When i walked over to them i saw a contract in RONALDO'S hands. . . . . . . . OLYMBIAKARAAAAAAAAAAAA OMATHA OMATHAAAAAA MOU. . . . . MEGALI MOU AGAPI OLYMBIAKARAAAAA MOU!!

milner will not be leaving esp. 2 a club tht finished lower them in the league. newayz at southampton airport i saw Jason Koumas mayb a switch from right under the nose of cariff

torres will join arsenal. . but not untill january for 35million-FACT

Ghanaian internationals Asamoah Gyan and John Mensah will sign for Reading on Thursday.

Gyan will sign for £1m from Modena and Mensah will sign from Rennes for £4.2m, after he was left out of their squad for their opening league fixture against Lille oin Saturday.

Man u trnasfers 100%:Tevez(20 mil),Sena (5.5mil),

and marcelo lippi

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