Football Rumours Archive July 08 2007


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Read this post earlier;

'Everton will complete a £7.5 million deal for definitely by Monday.

Also there have been bids for both Baines and Richardson. '

I have it on good authority that 'definitely' has no intention of moving to Everton.


 My brother works for players agency and does not say much but has told me John Hartson will be a Luton Player by next week.



Arsenal fans forget about Owen and that goes for anyone else. He has already told Newcastle players in Austria he will be here come the start of the season (although this does not say he will not move in January but the thought is only if NUfc do not look like they will qualify for Champions League).

Sam still has plenty to spend with all current transfers just to replace players who have left. three players expected by the 21st July Hypia, Gudjohnsen, Shorey. Sam is to keep the rest of his cash in the bank until January although a deal may be done with Blackburn for Pedersen which will see Duff going back there in Januaryuary when he is fit.


 Arsenal rumours

Do not blame me if this does not happen because it's only a rumour and trust me I have my reliable sources. Once the Reyes deal has gone through with Real Madrid hopefully for £8 million and Flamini's future is sorted out Arsenal will attept to sign David Villa of Valencia for £20 million. It is thought that Wenger is looking for another forward and David Villa seems ideal as he has talked to Fabregas about life in London, also former Arsenal man Edu has commented on how great Villa is and would be a great buy for Arsenal. Now the deal does not just stop at £20 million, I am not sure but players may go in exchange to drop the fee or players may go on loan, however I do know that Arsenal have to allow Anelka to move to Valencia in order to replace Villa. David Villa wants a move to the Premier League and as Chelsea do not need a forward, Man United look to have signed Tevez and Liverpool just signed Torres this rumour could be another master stroke by Wenger. ;)

GoOnEr 4 LyF.


 Newcastle's physio Derek Wright has flown out to FC Barcelona to check on the fitness and past injuries of Edmilson. NUfc's chief scout has also been sent out there to watch Eidur Gudjohnsen in FC Barcelona's next friendly.

However the transfer of Edmilson is not destined to go through because of his wage demands and Big Sam's unwillingness to pay for a man who has had more injuries than Kieron Dyer.

Allardyce has used his spare time away from the Austrian boot camp to look at other possible targets like Vonlanthen of RB Salzburg.

while the team is away other targets are Baines and Bridge for the troubled left back spot.

the Newcastle also look set to swoop for free agent Juan Sebastien Veron.

Sources close to Allardyce say that he has given Albert Luque, Celestine Babayaro and Shola Ameobi just two games to play for their careers. Steven Carr is definitely said to be going and could leave with Duff and N'Zogbia who is wanted by Arsenal.

I feel that he needs another quality central midfielder to play alonside Barton and it could be filled by Tom Huddlestone.


 "Malouda (looking less and less likely. seems Lyon likes to make Chelsea their btch by over pricing their players. hello Essien) "

to the person of a Liverpool fan who said this Essien is worth about 40 million now so money well spent me thinks.

Chelsea to sign Malouda, Alex and royston drenthe from Feyenoord who is likely to be loaned back to them for the coming season. Brazil's U20 star Alex pato is on the top of AC Milan and Chelsea's wanted list but any move can not happen before January 2008.

i think it is going to be a real close race for the Premier League between Man United and Chelsea. They are so far ahead of the rest. Expect Man United to run riot over the lesser teams and expect Chelsea to grind out the results. so the results from games against each other could hold the key to the title


 Rangers rumours

Walter Smith is eyeing a move for Man United 'flyer' Kieron Richardson to fill the void left by Lovenkrands. A shock move is also planned for the 'prolific' Francis Jeffers after he impressed on loan a few seasons back. Sebo is being touted for big things this coming season, he is being compared to the great 'Goran Vlaovic'. A move is also being touted for Eric Djemba Djemba.

The Title is coming back to Ibrox


 Just clearing up a few Liverpool rumours. Heinze wants to come to Liverpool, and is not afraid to turn his back on his 'beloved' United fans as someone said yesterday. The stumbling block is Fergie's reluctancy to sell any of his players to us, which may make him put the player's price rediculously high or point blank refuse our offers.

Benayoun is a target of Rafa's, as Rick Parry said in the press, but the Hammers value him at £8 million while Liverpool value him only at £4 million. Liverpool are pushing for a deal that swaps Bellamy for Benayoun + £4 million, with a compromise likely to be worked out. That is all.



 Rangers have been linked with a move for Danny Koevermans who plays for AZ Alkmaar. he was linked to the club earlier this year after expressing an interest in moving to Scotland. az are likely to command a fee in the region of £3 million so it will depend on how much Rangers have left after securing Lee McCulloch whether a deal will take place


 I live near to Everton training ground and have just seen edu leaving with his agent


 Leeds fan, I can tell you for certain that Dion Dublin is not joining your lot, he's just signed a new one year deal at Norwich with a coaching role to follow, so forget that one.

As well as hoping to finalise the signing of Czech international forward Davida Střihavku from Banik Ostrava next week, the Canaries are also ready to complete moves for Dundee defender Paul Dixon, Hull City midfielder Dean Marney and Celtic defender Adam Virgo.

Norwich departures will see Youssef Saffri join West Bromwich, Andy Hughes will go to Leeds United (once they can sign players again), Gary Doherty to Hull City and Ryan Jarvis to Scunthorpe.

Norwich boss Peter Grant is also hoping to seal a one season long loan deal for Chelsea youngster Ryan Bertrand who had been on loan to Bournemouth. Mourinho now wants to see the youngster play at a higher level. Chelsea are believed to be "keeping tabs" on another youngster, Norwich's Chris Martin while they monitor Bertrands form for the Canaries–it is thought that Chelsea have already had a cheeky bid for the Norwich starlet turned down by Peter Grant.


 I live in Greece and I know the president of Panathinaikos FC who told me that Arsenal is considering to make a bit for Greek 17 year old starlet Sotiris Ninis. He is truly a Wonder–kid and he plays on the right. People have compared him with leo Messi earlier this season. He is a bit too expensive though having a buy out closs of 15 milion euros. I hope Wenger buys him


 Latest Arsenal rumours


Flamini–Valencia £2 million

Senderos–Juve £3 million

Reyes–Real Madrid £8.5 million

Almunia–Espanyol £1.5 million

you people who keep saying Toure to FC Barcelona will notice he are not on the list because he are not going.


Sagna– 5.8 million

owen– £9 million

Richards– £8.5 million

sent in by a Goona itk


 LFC: Rafa is not interested in Qauresmo, expect Liverpool to sneak in and steal one of Arsenal's reputed top targets. Iv also just seen the new plans for the stadium. the yanks have completely redesigned the thing and will now feature 4 entirely different and unique stands. the capacity will still only be around 60,000, but plans are being made to take this up to 76,000 after a couple of seasons. Liverpool fans will not be disappointed.

momo 22


 Why is it that every time Sunderland are linked with anyone Everton are then going to sign them? surely SAfc are a better option than the dirty side of the mersey. The only 1 you may sign is Nugent only because he's a fan but the others that are not fans wold certainly not want to play in a dump like Goodison Keane will next week sign Leighton Baines which I first mentioned two months ago (along with Nugent I will add but he did not want to come.) along with Scholes and Richardson. also interested in Smith and would be a great signing but he has a pick of a lot of clubs he's not sure where he is going. expect a bid for Carson and either definitely or Alfonso Alves. I will be back to take the plaudits next week.

The magpie and smogmonster killer


 the Hammers are in serious trouble if Kia Joorabchian speaks out and offers up proof about the dealings with the Hammers and the true details of the Tevez deal. Qoute The Daily Mail "Joorabchian is believed to have "potentially explosive documentation" that could yet blow apart the Premier League's decision not to dock the Hammers points at the end of last season.

Sources close to the biggest transfer of the Summer believe the Hammers' statement to be a tactic designed to ensure that they receive a cut of the transfer fee and, at the same time, avoid accusations from the Premier League that their declaration of outright ownership of Tevez back in April was false. the Hammers deny this".

the Hammers would almost certainly be expelled from the Premier League if this rumoured evidence comes forward, and the Championship do not have to accept them either. Worrying times at Upton park.


 In response to the "I am close to the SUfc Board" rumours:

Naysmith deal I mentioned before the rumour started and confirmed on Wednesday he would sign by the end of Thursday, which is exactly what happened. You are not "revealing" anything with that one, apart from the fact that your source close to the Board also got the fee wrong. Naysmith signed for £1 million, not £2 million.

Derry's hopeless and is not the "exciting midfield playmaker" that Robbo wants. Fowler? Everybody's supposed to be at advanced stage of negotiations with him. Brad Jones I Grant you is a strong possibility although he is also looking at two other keepers. Bellamy was never ever coming to SUfc. The Liverpool player we had discussions with was Kewell. Akinfenwa I admit I had not heard about. If that comes off you genuinely pulled one out the fire, but the last thing we need is another attacker because Webber is going nowhere and we have 10 pro forwards on our books, (at least six of which are better than Akinfenwa).

Finally, no club is going to buy Hulse yet when he will have been out for six months with a broken leg. When you say you're close to the Board you do mean the SUfc Board right? : –)


 One of the rumours sweeping the office of the sports management company that I work for is Ryan Giggs is due to sign for Celtic this week. I have spoke to my sources at parkhead and they neither confirmed or denied this. my source did advise me that Gordon Strachan has spoke to Arsene Wenger about allowing theo Walcott to move up to Celtic on a years loan. however, Mr Wenger has refused this as he is planning to give theo a more active role in his first team this season. I assume this means that Arsenal will not be buying any more forwards.


 Wolves Karl Henry uses the shop where I work and he says that mick is bringing in Ian harte and Stephen elliot. these should be confirmed next week. dunphy


 My cousin Eduardo works at the Hammers said he saw ham and he saw Shaun Wright–Phillips come in for talks last Friday.


 Just a few Rumours:

1. With Bellamy and Cisse now both set to leave and Rafa having completed the signings of Torres and Voronin excpect two of the following to sign Benayoun/Mancini/Quaresma. Most likely it will be Benayoun and Quaresma due to Roma's over–valuation of Mancini. If these deals fall through expect bids for Simao and Pedersen.

2. FC Barcelona close to signing Kolo Toure and Arsenal Close to signing Curtis Davies and/or Anton Ferdinand.

3. Malouda to sign for Chelsea but Robben will not be leaving.


 Liverpool's final signings will be Yossi Benayoun, Ricardo Quaresma and Vincent Kompany.


 When Henry left Arsene Wenger promisedc one big name signing and that will be a winger and it is Quaresma £14.6 million and will see Helb of to Italy for around £9 million.

Also off are Flamini £3 million, Kerrea Gilbert £1 million, Joe O'Cearuill 500 k and Senderous £5 million to help pay for Sagna £6 million and Curtis Davies £7 million + Connaly on loan. The extra money to be spent on future stars.



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