Football Rumours Archive July 08 2006


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Reading have made a £3.5m bid for JulioArca and Dean Whitehead.

Reading to sign Leeds defender Matt Kilgallon

-----Australian Players Rumours/News-------------- Neill linked to Barcelona, AC Milan and Tottenham.

- Emerton to Everton in a 1.5 million pound move.

- Bresciano to almost certainly moving clubs with Palermo looking the most likely - Kewell to be offloaded by Liverpool with the arrival of Mark Gonzalez. Tottenham and Valencia are interested in Kewell.

nufc news

david beckham 2 newcastle?. dnt believe what u read in the newspaper, newcastle wouldnt b able 2 pay his wages. but iv herd that ashely young of watford will come in for right midfied and what a player hell b in the future.

Man Utd have signed Maxi Rodriguez and Fernando Torres in a joint deal for £30 million. Also on the way is Mascherano for £8.5 million. RVN will be sold for £7Million aswell as Fletcher for £4 Million.

~~~~~~~~~~~ NEWCASTLE UNITED NEWS ~~~~~~~~~~

Charlton Athletic striker Darren Bent is keen on a move to Newcastle United.

Toon boss Glenn Roeder is thought to be weighing up a £12m bid for the frontman.

Olympique Marseille are set to land Newcastle United defender Jean Alain Boumsong on-loan.

cash-strapped, Marseille would only be prepared to sign Boumsong on a season-long loan but, apart from reducing Newcastle's wage bill, this could ultimately lead to a permanent move.

Newcastle United boss Glenn Roeder is running his eye over French trialist Garra Dembele.

The Auxerre striker is training with the Magpies, whose striking ranks have been decimated.

Liverpool will complete their summer dealings next week with the signing of Pennant for 3.5m, rising to 4.2 with various clauses, and David Suazo from Cagliari- an explosive striker- for 7-9m.

Greek Giants Olympiakos pireaus have reported that Yara Toure wants to leave Athens.

Arsenal have a 7million pound deal waiting for the greek side but Olympiakos will not sell for under (10mil)

David Villa to Liverpool for 18 million ~ watch this space ~

Arsenal News--------------------

OUTS - Lauren to Spain(Most likely Valencia as Carboni just retired for them or will retire very soon.He is 41) Fee is 5-7 million pounds

Campbell to Portsmouth for 6 million pounds

Lehmann to Dortmund for 3million pounds plus Nuri Sahin

Gilberto to Corinthians(maybe as a swap deal with Mascherano) or Benfica,Bayern,Lyon,Deportivo,Blackburn for 8-9 million pounds.

Reyes to Real Madrid for 23million pounds.

Walcott on loan to Celtic or Hearts till January. 400,000 pounds for the loan deal.

Total - 46.9million pounds

Ins -

Salcido from Chivas for 4.5million pounds

Rafinha from Brazil for 4million pounds

Mascherano from Corinthians for 14million pounds or 6million pounds and Gilberto

Hargreaves for 5million pounds

Cassilass from Real for 11-15 million pounds

Buffon if not Iker for 6 million pounds

Saviola for 2-4million pounds

Trezeguet for 6million pounds if saviola does not sign

Ribery(unlikely) for 10-12million pounds

Fernado Gago for 3.75 million pounds if Saviola or Trezeguet will not sign.

Cost -

Maximum - around 60million pounds

Minimum( Including just buying hargreaves but not Mascherano) - 31.5 million pounds( and it would be less if we do not include Ribery and Rafinha who are both highly coveted and are unlikely to sign. In fact it would leave just 17million pounds worth of spending)

Arsenal signings:-





Ibrahimovic(shocker but im sure this will happen)

Kerlon (Next ronaldo)




Adebayor will stay and wenger will make him brilliant...Walcott will parner henry up-front in a few games next season and Arsenal will win the premiership and league cup

Celtic News;

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank will not be signing, his wages are way to much for a 34 year old. Kadlec will not be signing, priced out the market by his club. Ian Harte will not be signing, he's a dud. WGS was very impressed with Brian McBride at world cup and may look there for that type of striker, another possibly is Marek Heinze and not to many players (if any) will be leaving Parkhead, WGS recognises need for quantity in depth as well as quality, so no outs before some major ins. Ryann Giggs is still rumoured to be wanted, Pavel Nedved I would'nt think so. WGS may also plunder the Scottish market for a filler of 3 players (Webster and Bednar at Hearts and Lee Miller at Dundee utd). No doubt all will be revealed soon.......HAIL HAIL

Cesc Fabregas will leave Arsenal to sign for Real Madrid. I don't know how much but it is 100% true, trust me! Capello will also take Ibrahimovic and Vieira to the Bernabeu. Another thing is that he will not sign Cristiano Ronaldo as he is not a fan of using wing play, Ronaldo will sign for either Barcelona or Valencia.

Aston Villa, have been looking to strengthen their squad, Moves are at early stages but thought to include:

Thomas Gravesen

Andy Webster

Andy Reid

Scott Robertson

Shaun Wright Phillips

and possibly looking to get Duncan Ferguson and former Portsmouth and Celtic frontman Mark Burchill

Sheffield united now look to sign yet another 2 player's before the weeks out.Derek Boateng of ghana the gaint attacking midfielder/striker who played a part in this years 2006 world cup.he plays for swedish side AIK Solna (but for how long???)and Jimmy "boom boom" Hasselbank down at the Lane? as the celtic deal has fallen through. watch this space.......

Arsenal will not sign Kaka, Buffon and Torres. They have never been able to attract the big name stars and after last season why would any one gamble on a move to the Emirates. Buffon will leave Juventus if they are relegated but he will join an Italian side, probably Roma or Inter Milan. Kaka will also leave AC Milan if they are relegated but this is more unlikely as he has just signed a lucrative 5 year deal. Torres is a cerainty to leave Atletico Madrid but not for another Spanish team. Torres has been qouted as saying he couldn't bare to play against his boyhood team Atletico Madrid. Manchester United is his preffered option as Chelsea have cooled their interest in him and Arsenal are a club in transition. Although if Liverpool can raise enough money which is unlikely, they would be a dead cert to land the spanish wonderkid so he could link up with his spanish team-mates

ARSENAL NEWS Javier Saviola will sign within the next week?He will be joined by Javier Mascherano(corinthians).The only players that Real Madrid have any chance of signing from Arsenal are Jose Antonio Reyes and Ashley Cole?Cesc Fabregas is going nowhere as he has 4yrs left on his contract and he does not want to leave.Arsenal also took an option on Nuri Sahin as part of the Rosicky deal which means the only club he will be joining is Arsenal.Juventus would prefer Gianluigi Buffon to join Arsenal as they still owe £7million from the Vieira deal and this would clear a debt and give them £8million in cash which they would need.If Buffon joins Real Madrid then expect Arsenal to sign Iker Casillas.As i said in a previous rumour expect an Argentinian invasion at the Emirates with Fernando Gago(boca juniors)also being signed.

Rangers will sign James McFadden from Everton in a £2.4m deal in the next 48 hours. He was the back up plan after the Johan Elmander deal fell through. I have reason to believe that this is 100% genuine.


Inter Milan

expect them to launch a $ 4 million bid for unwanted

Barca striker Saviola also expect to see a $5 million bid for Athletico Madrid star Maxi Rodriguez



Ribery has snubbed united for LYON also gattuso and riquelme will niether come to old trafford. Man u r after Rob Kuscak from west brom to replace tim howard who has gone on a season long loan to everton. United are also ready to put bids in for Aruna Dindane, aaron lennon + Owen hargreaves.Aruna will add to man u strike force who came in handy for i coast when qualifying for the WC.Torres is not going to united he wants to play for Barcelona.another target for man u is javier mascherano hu is a defensive midfielder



Manchester United have signed Ghana midfielder for 7 million from Udinese. This message is from David Gills office. Manchester Uniteds Chief Excecutive

ADY Here -

Just to update all Jambos fans. No further news on Rebrov/Walcott/Hoyte - and to clear it up with Donati. This is completely false... someone trying to cause trouble.

Information i have recieved comes from the Internal affairs administrator - the person who deals with travel details, liases with finance etc so knows where officials are going and its not hard to find out why.

Cappello doesn't rate either Ronaldo. The Brazilian is to fat and lacks mobility while the Man U star is seen as a show pony with very little final product. Instead the italian wants to build from the back.


Defence - Cannavaro(3.5mil) Zambrotta (8mil) Gattuso (14mil) Joaquin (15mil) Toni (14mil)

+2 others from Robben, fabregas, Senna and Albelda.

OUT - Ronaldo (6mill) Salgado (4mil) Carlos (2mil) gravesen (2mil) Portillo (3.5mil) Pablo Garcia (4mil)

Liverpool as we all know have confirmed the signings of





dont epect all the stupid rumours on here like David Villa is coming becuse hes not, Joaquin will not be coming and so isnt Simao.

Liverpool are using these players to bait in Seville and Alves into pushing the transfer quicker and only on Liverpool demands, Rafa wants Alves and Alves only, but only if Alves deal fails only expect a attempt to sign Pennant and possibly a move for another striker, but as expected if they sign Alves then that is all the transfers for this summer. Kuyt talk has died abit as only Newcastle look favourites to sign him now. This should put the record straight on all transfers at Liverpool fc


patrick kisnorbo is goin wigan for 1.5 million and leicester will sign daniel dichio and matt jansen rob kelly knows jansen well from his blackburn days.

the kid who said ian dowie stop tryin to buy all readings good players cause charltons got none is he joking. most of our team would make your team we only tried to sighn 1 and thats sidwell. We will sign jimmy floyd hasslebank and STEVE SIDWELL WE JOIN A BETTER TEAM. Ian dowie will also sign a number of youngsters.

The deal to bring ukrainian international Sergei Rebrov to hearts fc have came to a stand still according to a tynecastle source.player and club could not agree on personal terms...

Rochdale are to complete the signing of a new striker early next week, leaving the door open for Rickie Lambert to join Swindon Town in a deal worth up to £250.000.

I am a journalist for Kicker Magazine in Germany. I posted some transfer activity recently and wanted to update: Arsenal and Madrid are set to exchange several players. As I had written, Casillas will move to Arsenal after Real acquire Buffon because he believes he can grow with the young defense. In exchange, Reyes and Senderos will be moving to Madrid. Wenger's persistent efforts to acquire another centerback to partner Kolo Toure have frustrated Senderos. Also, future fees have been agreed for Fabregas and Baptista, although both are very high and are unlikely to be met. Real and Arsenal each have two years to exercise the purchases. Robben will not move to Real because he prefers Barcelona and because Chelsea do not want to sell to Real because they see themselves a buying club and not as a selling club. Lahm to move to Milan if they escape relegation because his idol, Maldini, will stay on as a coach with his son coming up the youth ranks. Alves to stay with Sevilla and Real to bid for Zambrotta when Juve are relegated.

not normally one 4 putting my views across,but on this one i had 2 .i.e darren bent to liverpool sorry 2 upset that person but i do work with darrens dad like me he works 4 the postoffice ill refrain from telling u which sorting office we work at but unlike his dad who is a season ticket holder at chelseadarren is arsenal mad always has been ,that would be his dream move darren even had season tickets at arse i know cos his dad worked overtime with me on sats 2 pay 4 it!!!!!!!!!!!!those in the know reading this know what im saying, so there you go a real bit of gossip 4 u not some made up rubbish that some put on this fantastic the way just a quickie 4 u all ferdinand 2 chelsea???????????????????

News, emanating from Turkey suggest that, Manchester United's first summer signing will be, Turkish Wonderkid Nuri Sahin. United are close to agreeing a £6million pound fee with german Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund. The player, who is only 18 and regarded as one of Europe's top talents, will sign a Five year contract, once a work permit application, has been successfully granted. Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been acredited with interest, for the attacking midfielder in the past, but Man united have capitalized on their rivals apparent decline to make an offer for The Borussia Dortmund Star. The transfer should be officially confirmed by the end of next week.

RFC news!








Celtic have ditched thier interest in Michael Kadlec and will now make a £1.8M move for Milan full-back Marek Jankulovski on the advise of Jiri Jarosik. They will also make a move for inter striker Julio Cruz although this is more llikely to be a loan deal.


Seb Carole (free)

Hayden Fox (free)

Tommy Smith (500,000)

Kevin Nicholls & Steve Howard (750,000)

Nuno Laranjeiro (free)

Darren Currie (250,000+)

Paul McVeigh (free)


Ian Moore - cardiff (free)

Simon Walton - Charlton (500,000 rises to £1 mil)

Michael Ricketts - Southend (free)

Danny Pugh - Preston (free)

Gylfi Einarsson - not sure which club (250,000)

P.S Blackie betta start signing sum defenders !! dont think greagan n butler guna last much longer


Possible Man Utd transfers:


Torres - (£23m)

Kaka - (£14m if ac milan are relegated)

Mascherano - (£15m)

Riquelme - (£15m, unlikely)

Cannavaro - (£7m if juventus are relegated)



Ronaldo - (£27m, Real Madrid)

Silvestre - (£7m, Lyon)

Rossi - (Loan, premiership club)

Fletcher - (£4m, Bolton)


Possible Line-up:








Hasillbaink will not sign so they will possibly sign Viduka or McFadden (100% true ). They will also buy Fletcher from Man U for 3 mil wen petrov leaves for 4.5 milloin . al;eft back will also be signed



As a Rangers fan i am extremely angry with the signings that are being made at Ibrox this summer as we were promised big names and big cash and have so far spent 5 mmillion £

The Arsenal teenager will b signed but only on a years loan deal

First things first to the fan who posted a report on NFL TV deals spread through the league.

I used to work as part of the back-room staff concerned with the legal dealings and non dealings through the NFL, and the only thing that is shared is the premium (net gain). Hope that helps you.

Second point the Luca Tony deal is on ice till after the WC but expect AW to step in if price tag is to the Frenchmans liking. Third point LFC is looking to buy an attacking midfielder no names as yet but the price tag is a decent shed-load (i also do other legal contracts for any number of sporting franchises). 4th point i dont see the press conference at MUFC till after the world cup, but if the fans sources are correct it would confirm the buzz around the NFL owners get togethers so if true WD.

Most important and last point there is a nasty rumour that discontent between two of MUFC's targets is holding up pens being on paper (dont know who it is).

The circle of money does have holes know what i mean -------WINK WINK-------

First of all can everton fans stop posting costinha and maniche as targets...

1. costinha has already agreed a move to atletico madrid along with former porto teammate seitaridis

2.maniche has been one of the big stars of the world why would he join everton?he could easily end up at a much bigger club...again atletico madrid look interested

(cmon players like james beattie,andy johnson, lescott are nothing compared to torres,maxi rodriguez and ibanez[a real madrid target]..

3. As for nuno valente there is no way he has been recommending everton to other player because he is highly unlikely return to everton as he sees them as a club who lack ambition and wants a move to bigger club

everton have spent most,if not all of their budget on lescott and johnson so expect maybe 1 squad player or no more signings at goodison another stupid rumour i saw here today was kallstrom to spurs...HE HAS SIGNED FOR LYON however it is likely that spurs could get another swedish midfielder who is wilhelmsson hopefully arsenal will be able to take advantage of the italian scandal/availibility of class players like saviola and NURI SAHIN cmon you gunners SUPERGOONER

Sheffield United might sign Ben Watson from Crystal Palace for £2.4m. Peasant

west bromwich albion are trying to steal scott carson from under the noses of sheffield wednesday as thomas kuzsack is set for man utd for 2.5 million.

!!NEWCASTLE UNITED!! are on the verge of signing Kuyt for 6 million, Bent for 7 million. They will also make a bid for Cannavaro if Juventes gat relegated. I am sorry to say, Newcastle won't sign Shaun Wright Phillips as he is going to stay at Chelsea for one more season. Finally I hope BECKHAM does not come to the toon because he will only play for money not pride.

Liverpool will sign dirk kuyt in the next couple of weeks and will complete the signing of siamo and j.a. risse will move on and harry kewell is going nowhere. traore will leave sinama pongole also and dani alves will not join. remember where u herd this my dad knows rick parry

There is a chance that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will join Aston Villa in the next 96 hours.


Rafa's 4 signings so far have cost us a net 2.5m, as we got money back from the Moro and Cheyrou sales. So of the reported 25m we had at the start of the transfer window, we still have 22m. Do the maths yourself...this either means ONE big signing if we go for Villa, Simao, or we can squeeze TWO signings if Rafa can keep the prices down to 10-12m per player. This is why Rafa is haggling on prices, because he wants 2 big players. The most realistic combinations to use the 22m are: Kuyt 10m/Alves 11m; Villa 18m/ Pennant 4m; Simao 14m/ Bent 8m. Don't expect combinations like Villa/Simao, as they will blow the budget...


west ham to sign PASCAL CYGAN and ADEBAYOR from the gooners, bowyers already been signed and these two will make the worst three ever signings a manager can make........u heard it here first

Celtic are set to make enquiries for the following strikers, Julio Cruz of Inter Milan, Diego Tristan of Deportivo, Patrick Kluivert of Valencia and maybe but very doubtfull loan move for Hernan Crespo but his wage demands would scupper any move and other clubs including Inter and AC Milan are thought to be interested in him.

this is the latest info i,ve got from the old sports paper ind. apparently reyes is off to madrid from the gooners.he is tryin to find the link if any, in a swap or player and cash deal.a lot of smokescreens around.there will not be a straight transfer..lets see where this progresses.if this is true then bad news for the gunners fans,no torres.reyes was apparently one of the reasons he would have picked arsenal in the first place.i personally think all these rumors are mad..millions for this and that.a player thats getting byepassed all the time and i would love to see him in an arsenal jersey is..yakubu.clinical.powerhouse.great partner for henry

IAIN DOWIE is rumoured to be discussing terms with Turkish defender, Özgur Kocabicak. The 30 year old is currently at Turkish club Diyarbakirspor, relegated from Turkish Turkcell Super Lig last season. Because of this, Özgur is looking to move on to a bigger club and a move to the Premiership would surely be too good to turn down.

He started off at Trabzonspor and has also played for Sivasspor, and Ankaragucu. He has also received 3 U21 caps for the Turkish national side but is yet to make a breakthrough to the main squad.

Liverpool have had a bid of £6.8m accepted by Fenerbache for former striker Nicolas Anelka. All that is needed is for Anelka to agree terms and pass a medical arranged for the 14th July. Originally Liverpool had offered Jerzy Dudek and £4.5m but the Turkish club refused the Polish goalkeeper and wanted Liverpool to increase their offer.

West Ham are chasing out of favour Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy

Fulham , Charlton and Tottenham are chasing Fiorentina striker Luca Toni, Toni,29 will leave if Fiorentina get demoted and may favour a move to London.

Darren Bent will join Newcastle next friday for a fee of around 9million

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