Football Rumours Archive May 08 2008


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Liverpool are gunna sell Riise and bring in eric Abidal from FC Barcelona 4 £8 milion

  Just to expand on my rumour regarding John Bostock and Victor Moses to Manchester City for a £10 million combined fee, it appears that this deal could be on regardless of whether Sam Allardyce is appointed or not as they are signings recommended to Dr Shinawatra by his advisors and not by Sven or any of the coaching staff.

  Portsmouth making a £8 milion for Liverpool forward Peter Crouch

  Transfer rumours

Man United


d. Alves– £20 million

Mountinho– £8 million

Benzema– £23 million


Saha– (Sunderland– £4 million)

Flecther (Sunderland £4 million)




Abidal (£12 million)

Huntelaar (£10)

Deco (£14 million)

Kameni (£8 million)

j. cole? (£16 million)


Flamini (AC Milan–free)

Lehmann– (Bayern Munich–free)

Senderos– (Juve– £4 million)

Eboue– (Portsmouth– £5 million)



Ronaldinho? – (£15 million)

Robinho– (£20 million)

Messi? – (£60 million)

Lahm– (£14 million)


Drogba– (AC Milan– £25 million)


J. cole– (Aresnal–16 million)

Malouda– (Newcastle– £8 million)



D. Villa– (£20 million) To rebulid the Spanish partnership with Torres which have destroyed many defenses.

Marquez– (£10 million)

Mancini– (£7 million)

Quarsema– (£14 million)

Barry– (£12 million)


Crouch– (Newcastle–£6 million)

Beyoeun– (Aston villa– £5 million)

Hyypia– free

voroin– Middlesbrough– (£2 million)

  Messi to Man United for 45 million also bosingwa for 18.8 million and veloso and moutiniho as Fergie likes moutinho's attacking role and veloso's defensive left foot.

  Coventry City in's

gk – kasper schemiecel (£1–2 million)

st – Freddy Eastwood (£2 million)

lw – Gary mcsheffery (money still owed to Sky Blues)

st –David Healy (£1.5 million)

st – brian mcbride (free)

cb – Carlos bocanegra (undisc)

am– isiah osbounre (loan villa)

rb – Danny simpson (loan Man United)

Coventry City out's

Leon best (Forest £2 million)

arjan de zeeuw

micheal Hughes

Chris birchall

kevin kyle

gary borrowdale

liam Davis

dimi konstantopolos

Robbie simpson (loan)

Wayne andrews

ellery cairo

David mcnamee

Leon mckenzie

  breaking news.

Arsenal to make bid for Jolean LeScott, £10 million + Hoyte. People BELIEVE. Remember were you heard this.

  This is who Everton are looking to sign during the Summer and who could get Everton guaranteeing fifth or maaybe more.


Wayne hennesey (Wolves)


mark beevers (Sheff Wednesday)

alexander madlung (wolfsburg)

justin Hoyte (Arsenal)

Stephen Carr (Newcastle)

Raul albiol (Valencia)


manuel Fernandes (Everton) loan

m'bami (Marseille)

micheal bradley (heerenveen)

Joaquin (Valencia)

kim kallstrom (lyon)

arshavin (zenit)


riki (deportivo)

ebanks–blake (Wolves)

misimovic (Nurnberg)

sulejmani (heerenveen)

obviously we will not get all these players but this will help for our push for the top four

  Newcastle United will sign Jimmy briand from rennes for £8 million, and Sam vokes from Bournemouth for 250 k as the two new forwards, in the midfield cska moscow attacking midfielder Daniel Carvalho for £3 million, and Dutchman, Boussoufa for £7 million as the two midfield signings, in defense Reading left back Nicky shorey will sign for about £4 million and Bayern Munich defender danile van buyten will sign for £3.5 million as a expierenced defender is needed

the players that will leave will be

Carr to the Hammers – free

troisi – Birmingham – free

ramage to Charlton – free

cacapa – Wigan – £1 million

emre – fenerbache 4 mill

faye – Blackburn – 3 mill

Duff – Birmingham – 5 mill

smith – Sunderland £5 million and

nzogbia – Lyon 10 mill


Expect the club to sign a number of players from Africa in the Summer. At present, talks are under way in trying to secure the loan deals of Moroccan forward Soufiane Alloudi and Egyptian forward Mohamed Fadl.

  Martin O'Neil has told Berger his spell at Villa is over following the Czech midfielder's plead to Gareth Barry over the Englnad midfielders imminent Liverpool move. Barry has since pre–agreed terms with Rafa Benitez's side which has infuriated O'Neil.

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–Messi £80 million

–Sergio Kun Aguero £30 million

–Ribery £20 million + Boularouz or Van der Vaart £12 million + Boularouz

–Sakho Paris St. Germain £7 million

–Avram watching Philip Lahm/Bosingwa situations but Miguel Valencia £7 million Deal May Involve Belleti or Fererra Most Likely.

–Possibly Arshavin of Zenit £12 million

–Unlikely that Drogba leaves but if he does expect Chelsea to bring in Kenwyne Jones as back up to aguero and Anelka. Will be used to change a game like Drogba is at the moment. Shaun Wright–Phillips and Sidwell may be used as part of a deal.

–Avram Contemplating a Move for Zarate.


–SWP, Sidwell, Ben Haim, Pizzaro, Boularouz (Permanent)

–Sinclair Season Long Loan to a Promoted side most likely Palace if they come up.

–Sheva to stay for one more season. He was pleased with form prior to Christmas there but lost out to another injury.

–Lamps, Carvalho, Essien all staying

  Benitez wants Michael Owen at Anfield next season. He thinks that his role at Newcastle has brought a new player out of him and Rafa is still looking for a link player who can score a good amount of goals (other than Stevie G) Owen would not cost more than £7 million.

Philip Degen has already been signed on a free.

Maik Taylor will also join on a free

David Silva will join for £12 million and Kuyt who Valencia want to replace Madrid bound David Villa

Marcel Jansen will be added to left back (10 million)

And Gareth Barry will also join for £11 million

Leaving will be:

Scott Carson (5 million)

Charles Itjande (2 million)

John Arne Riise (5 million)

Voronin and Kewell (free)

Xabi Alonso (14 million)

  Everton, probably around 15–20 million to spend like most seasons. Moyes sais he wants to Bring in young and British so here is a list of possible targets.


CB – Jack Rodwell (Academy)

CM – Dan Gosing (Academy)

CM – John Paul Kissok (Academy)

CF – Keiran Agard (Academy)

GK – Wayne Hennersey (Wolves) £3.5 million

LB – Joe Mattock (Leicester) £2 million

CB – Mark Beevers (Sheff Wednesdays) £3 million

CM – Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff) 4–6 million

CM – Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham) £4 million

CM – Bradley (Herennerven) £5 million

RM – Scott Sinclair (Chelsea) £3 million

ST – Fraizer Cambell (Man U) £4 million


GK – Steffan Wessels 0 million

LB – Valente (Portugal somewhere) £1 million

RB – Phil Neville (Newcastle.) £2 million

CM – Tommy G (Back to Celtic)

CM – Manuel Fernandes (Back to Valencia)

ST – Andy Johnson (Newcastle or the Hammers) £12 million

  Rafa has identified six players he wants to sign:

Degen RB free (done)

Bentley £12 million (done)

Heinze LB £3 million

Barry LW £10 million

Johnson CM £8 million

Aguero S/AM £22 million Total: £55 mill

Told they can leave if the right offers come In:

Carson £7 million Villa

Aurellio £4 million Atletico

Riise £6 million Newcastel

Kewell free Juve

Pennant £6 million Blackburn

Finnan £3 million Wigan

Voronin £3 million Dortmund

Crouch £10 million Portsmouth Total: £39 mill

  Arsenal Football Club Transfers:

Any realistic and true Arsenal fan would have done their research and assessed from Wenger's prior trasnfers the kinds of players that will be coming to the Emirates:

Loic Perrin – from St. Ettiene, club captain, yougn French international and an ideal replacement for Flamini, Grimandi has kept tabs on him for quite a while.

Carlos Vela – Back from his loan at Osasuna where he has impressed, a natural winger and can play upfront.

Vincent Kompany – the Hamburg central defender is much admired by Wenger and is the ideal player to strenghten the defense.

Expect to see more appearances from Fabianski, Diaby, Song, Nordveit, Merida, Traore, Jay Simpson, Henry Lansbury. Senderos will stay as Wenger rates him and will give him one more season to prove himself.

Out: Lehmann, Flamini, Hleb, Eboue, Gilberto.

Br real gooners, 3 or 4 well researched and highly rated signings to strengthen a team that is already full of promise.

  Rumours I have heard about Tottenham Include:


Diego Capel (Juande rates him highly, believes his dribbling would be effective in the prem) – 5/7 million

Bruno Fornaroli (Highly Rated, Young South American Forward with a good scoring record with around 14–16 goals so far this season) – 4/5 million

Kameni (Highly rate Goalkeeper for Espanol in Spain, Has a Clause in his contact for a reported £6 million)

Modric (Deal Completed)


Danny Murphy

L. Y. Pyo

Chimbonda (Team Issues)

Lennon (If good replacement Brought)



Kaboul (loan most likely)



Berbatov (If the Deal suits the club)

Juande Likes having a Variety of Striker as he showed at Seville, so do expect a high class player to replace him. Also expect Commoli to bring in some more second class youngsters (second class because the best always go to the skum = (

Yiddy yido

  Benitez looking to just add quality now to squad rather than just numbers, with versitle player to prevent unhappyness in the camp with not starting every week, like what is happening at the moment with Crouch. Rafa to reduce rotation, as worked so well for last third of season – as would be top of the league.

Rafa Benitez's Shortlist

Reserve Goal Keeper – Schwarzer, Harper or Canizares

RB – Alves, Bosingwa, Degan, Glen Johnson,

LB – Barry (will be used to cover LW and CM also), Adriano, Marcelo, Bridge,


LW – Quaresma, David Silva, Ashley Young

RW – Bentley, Lennon, Ageuro

Will look at David Villa, only if Valencia Relegated or availiable for less than £15 million. Liverpool do not need another forward as have Torres in current system, as if gets injured can play Babel or other attacking players in the role.

Many under 21 players, as young as 14 so count as HomeGrown for New rules, 'stolen' from Europes best footballing farms

As the best reserves in the north, expect a few breakthroughs including Insua (LB – Very fast and attacking, good crosser as well as solid defender), Plessis (CM – Showed well in end of season games, calm on ball, good distribution, relaxed Viera like style), Jay Spearing (Versitle MF and DF, Liverpool kid, similar in robust style to a young Gerrard, not quite as technically gifted), Nemeth (CF – Strong and Fast, good natural finisher, top goalscorer in reserves)

On their way out depending on signings above

Carson, Finnan, AGGER (very sad to say, probably best young centre back in world football but has major falling out with Rafa of training, injuries and 'lifestyle', I do not wany to say anymore – I HOPE I AM WRONG), Riise, Aurelio, Alonso, Benayoun, Pennant, Kewell, Voronin, Crouch, Kuyt

  Arsenal are about to make the swoop of the Summer by signing Samir Nasri (Marseille) and Hatem Ben Arfa (Lyon).

Loic Perrin (St. Etienne) is being lined up to replace Mathieu Flamini. Alex Hleb will move to Inter to make way for Nasri and Ben Arfa.

A new batch of youngsters are also being lined up they include Sean McDermott, Nikos Karelis and Pablo Sarabia.

  David Moyes has sat down with Mikel Arteta to discuss him staying at the club, with Moyes keen to bring in Joaquin Sanchez from Valencia. Joaquin is adamant on a Premier League move but plays in the same position as Arteta, and Moyes is keen to switch Arteta to the left. Rafa Benitez may hijack a potential move for the Spaniard. Benitez is keen about Joaquin and David Silva of Valencia and is also keen about Canizares. Eric Abidal, Philip Degen and Gareth Barry however are all dead certs for Anfield.

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  Everton to raid Valencia duo centre half Raul Albiol and winger Joaquin Sanchez both will be signed on nominal fee due to Valencia curent cash problems

also David Moyes will complete the signing of SC Hereenveen holding midfielder Michael Bradley for £4 million

Russian duo Andrei Arshavin and Aleksandr Anyukov will be the Blues major cash signing from FC Zenit

  Once Darren Huckerby's release from Norwich has been confirmed, within the next 24 hours, he has every intention to return to the North east with Hartlepool his destination. It will depend on who is in charge there next season as this move depends on whether Chris Turner is reappointed as Hartlepool manager as it is him who has lined up Huckerby moving to Hartlepool, and it will only happen if he is appointed manager

  Ollie job at City was long gone before the confirmation of City's relegation.

Mandaric has been discussing the two possible outcomes with a City's new manager who I cannot disclose right now.

However the following will happen now we are in League two:


Kisnorbo £1.2 million Norwich, brum and Wigan have shown interest

Mccauley £1.5 million Ipswich

Fryatt 650 k Wolves and Forest

Dj Campbell 900 k Watford

Howard £1.2 million Coventry

Oakley 500 k several suitors

Clemence 500 k several suitors

J. Chambers 100 k

Henderson Unknown Norwich

Plus out on free or Mutual consent:

R. douglas, Hellings, Kish, N'gotty, Hammond, Hayes, Sheehan, Hayles, Maybury


Danny Livesay

Tamika Mkandwire

Rickkie Lambert

Matther Spring

Dean Brill

David Bell

  I have just picked up Harry Kewells' manager back in Sydney from talks with New York Red Bulls management. It looks like Kewell is following the Beckham road to cash before retirement.

  Joachin to Everton in the Summer. Nuff said.

– – Supa 1878– –

  Hearts Fc

Patrick Kisnorbo is close to joining Hearts on a five year deal. The Tynecastle outfit have beaten several Premier League and Championship clubs to secure the in demand star.

  Liverpool are looking into the possibility of signing Ronaldinho. At the moment there is not club willing to take him on and Liverpool could get a bargain £10 million buy. However, they would insist on asking Ronaldiho to slash his wages to around 100,000.

  Rafa is looking for 2 bargain players:

Michael Owen (6 million)

Ronaldinho (10 million)

and also:

Philip Degen (free) RB

David Silva (17 million) L/RW

Marcelo Moreno (7 million) ST

Marcel Jansen (8 million) LB

Gareth Barry (11 million) HM

Maik Taylor (free) GK

Leaving will be:

Peter Crouch (10 million)

Yossi Benayoun (5 million)

John Arne Riise (5 million)

Xabi Alonso (13 million)

Steve Finnan (1 million)

Scott Carson (5 million)

Charles Itjande (2 million)

Harry Kewell (free)

Andrey Voronin (free)

  Serious rumour going round that Liverpool are looking into signing Robbie Keane, as he has a proven track record in the Premier League.

there is also a little rumour that Rafa is looking for a player with Gerrard potential and has been looking at noble, johnson, and huddlestone

  Saints Swap

Scotland's two Saints could swap players with St. Johnstone central defender Kevin James heading to St. Mirren Park and, surprisingly, St. Mirren forward Billy Mehmet heading in the other direction. Mehmet is seen as being second to Jim Hamilton now and Buddies boss Gus MacPherson is willing to let the forward leave so he can add some real physical presence to his defense.

  Yeovil Town could sign Jo Kuffour from Bournemouth for £200,000.


  Milan Mandaric will fly back from America tomorrow and will instantly sack Leicester manager Ian Holloway. Iain Dowie is being lined up and he is plannin a clearout some of the players definetly leaving will be:

DJ Campbell – Watford – 1 mill

Matty Fryatt – Leeds – 700 k

Matt Oakley – Forest – 300 K

Bruno N'Gotty – Released

Joe Mattock – the Hammers – 1.9 mill

Richard Stearman – Aston Villa – 1.8 mill

Barry Hayles – Queen of the South

Thanks Mantas Bauza

  Plymouth Argyle boss Paul Sturrock has already struck the majority of his deals ready for the Summer. Once again he's raided Scotland, but the club's new Japanese investor has also landed some Asian talent too. Despite a good end to the season Rory Fallon will be offloaded.


Wotton (Swansea) Bosman

Chadwick (Crewe) Bosman

Connolly (Derby/Charlton) Bosman

Nalis (Yeovil) Bosman

Hodges (Yeovil/Exeter) Bosman

Seip (Charlton) £1 million

Fallon (Southend) £300 k

TOTAL RECEIVED: £1.3 million

JANUARY SURPLUS: £2.8 million

EXTRA FROM BOARD: £1.0 million

TOTAL AVAILABLE: £5.1 million


Huckerby (Norwich) Free

Adamoah (Barnet) £400 k

Inamoto (Frankfurt) £550 k

Takahara (Urawa) £500 k

Kakitani (Cerezo Osaka) Season Loan

Nicholson (Aberdeen) Bosman

Dorman (St. Mirren) £200 k

Anderson (Sunderland) £500 k

Moxey (Exeter) £200 k

Davenport (the Hammers) £500 k

Mills (Manchester City) £300 k

Gow (Rangers) Loan to £450 k

Porter (Motherwell) £650 k

Douglas (Leicester) Free

TOTAL SPEND: £4. £25 million

surplus: £850k

  Norwich City – Glenn Roeder intends to make Gary Teale his first signing for around 300 k. Teale although been on loan to Plymouth and was expecting a permanent move there. Roeder is very confident he can lure the Scottish Winger to Carrow Road

  When Philip Degen was asked by journalists about the possibility of Bayern Munich signing him he laughed and said he only had 1 concrete offer (BVB Dortmund by the way). The journo's next question was whether that was from Liverpool. And he said what makes you think they want me? He is not going to Liverpool, that much is quite clear. Liverpool will sign Lahm, Barry and Benzema this Summer though. 3 quality additions to push for the title.

  I have heard from a half decent source that Liverpool will make a bid for Sergio Aguero which will includea sizeable sum of money and two players (do not know how much or which players)

I believe this as Rafa tried to buy him before he went to Madrid and has always kept tabs on him.

Personally, I believe he would be as big as a star at Liverpool as Torres. Check U–Tube if you have not seen him playing La Liga

Reds forever

  I am a student and right now I work for Borussia Dortmund. Yesterday a fax from Arsenal London arravied. They were asking about Nuri Sahin and (I did not believed it) Mladen Petric.

Nuri Sahin would cost about 7, 5 million Euros and M. Petric about 15–17 million Euros. Juve is also interested.

Degen to Liverpool 4 free is a done deal.

Other rumours I heard from:

Gattuso to Bayern (done)

Scheva to Bayern

Podolski is linked with Tottenham

Zaccardi to Wolfsburg (done)

Lahm to FC Barcelona or Manu

Sagnol to Milan

and Lucio is going nowhere, anyway he will not cost less than £25 million Euros

  Lets get this STRAIGHT



liverpool in's

barry 6 mil + carson

david villa 22 mil + kuyt


henize 8 mil

liverpool out's

risse 6 mil

voronin free

kewell free

carson (swap)

kuyt (swap)

alonso 11 mil (barca)

  David Moyes is said to be after a winger a right back, two central midfielders and possibly a new forward and only wants quality.

strong rumours suggest that the winger Moyes is looking to bring in is Joaquin but faces competition from roma. The central midfielders are to be Bradley from heerenveen and Sidwell from Chelsea and these players look set to sign.

I have also heard strong rumours suggesting that Moyes is interested in kallstrom and Gourcuff which either of these two be would be fantastic signings.

As for the right back he's said to be interested in is Glen johnson. You would think that pompy would be reluctant to let him go but if Everton meet there asking price they will let him go as they want more cash for Summer sighnings.

Finally, Moyes is likely to bring a forward in on loan I cannot see him buying one.

  lfc transfers


Bently – £15 million

Barry – £10 million + player exchange (Crouch/Riise/Carson)

Augero – £17 million/Villa – £20 million

Rafinha – £5 million

Lennon – £6 million

Canizares – 500K

An English speaking player that is not English (hienze, Henry, Robbie Keane are main ones but do not get your hopes up)


Crouch – £10 million OR player exchange

Riise – £5 million OR player exchange

Carson – £5 million or player exchange

Finnan – £5 million

Vorinnin – Free

Kewell – Bosman

Itandje – £1 million

Alonso – £12 million

Pennant – £3 million

  Midland rumours

Nottingham Forest set to sign Robert Earnshaw on a two year contract. Fee agreed at £1.9 million with Derby.

Commons to sign a new two year contract with Forest on Friday.

Leicester set to sign Matthew Spring along with David Bell.

Mcauley £1.5 million (Ipswich) and Hume £1.8 million (Wolves) will leave the Walkers Stadium.

Derby interested in Randall Arsenal on loan and have failed in a bid to sign Commons.

  Glasgow Rangers – In's: Ivan Klasnic – Bosman, Steven Davis – Permanent – 3 Mill, Kenny Miller 2 Mill, George McCartney 1.5 Mill, Christophe Berra 1.5 Mill, Andreas Ivanschitz – 3.5 Million Out's: Thomas Buffel – 1.5 Million – Anderlecht, Brahim Hemdani 2 Million – Reading/Birmingham, Alan Gow – 500,000 – Aberdeen/Hearts/Burnley, Daniel Cousin – 3 Million – Fulham/Wigan, Filip Sebo – Valenciennes – 750,000

  To the puddlers living in cloud cuckoo land, you will not be getting BARRY, he's off to LONDON either CHELSEA, ARSENAL or SPURS (he's a SPURS fan) although the chances of him at the LANE are slim and slimmer, BARRY only see's LIVERPOOL as a pawn to his game, ROBBIE KEANE would only ever go to ANFIELD to play there for SPURS, as for VILLA, despite all speculation there is in fact a behind the doors deal going on between MADRID and SPURS where BERBA will sign for MADRID and VILLA will sign for SPURS, the other player frequently spoken about is BENTLEY there is a massive rumour that he has already signed for SPURS and that he has a squad number to boot, the deal will be pushed through when the window opens. they (LFC) will also not be getting VAN DER VAART and ETO'O. other clubs of note, MAN UNITED will not be getting BERBA. for one SPURS WIIL not sell to another Premier League team. also BERBA would not like to be rotated + he will be sold abroad (SPAIN), more SPURS facts, SPURS will offer BENT to B'BURN in exchange for SANTA CRUZ as JR is looking for two small and two big players up front for next season? KEANE, VILLA, SANTA CRUZ and TOMAS PEKHART, JR has also sent commoli to GLASGOW a few times to look at CEUELER and MCGREGOR and has set his sights on those two, as for SPURS going for ANTON FERDINAND forget it, and as for the rumour of KEWELL AND FINNAN to the LANE really badly researched we have HUTTON and GUNTER as r/b so why another?

  Owen is not going to Everton as it will cause so many problems due to his wages, he is on 100+ at Newcastle and this smashes the Everton wage structure.

Riise is not going to Newcastle but Finnan is as Carr has been released. Santa Cruz maybe on the radar too with a bid that will exercise his release Clause but a sweetener maybe needed but it will not be Faye as Faye and Taylor are looking very good. It maybe Ramage and/or Duff/Milner. Nzogbia could be part of the Magpie migration to Upton Park as he will in the deal that will bring Ashton to SJP. I know, two big, two little forwards but it has to work as there is a lot of pace in all four. (Owen could play deep and play all four but I doubt it)


  Although it appears to be all quiet on the western front at Anfield there has been a frenzy of activity behind the scenes. Hicks has accepted DIC as a partner and will not stand in their way to buying Gilletts share. The paperwork has been drawn up as this is written. Both Rafa, DIC and Hicks have met to discuss signings. Parry and Moores will be out after it is all done and dusted at the end of the month. They are also pursuing the following targets without the input of Parry:

Degen RB done deal

Bentley RW will go up to £14 million

Aguero Striker £23 million

Bridge LB £7 million

Johnson CM £8 million agreed (to stay at City for one year)

Barry LW £11 million being negotiated with Lerner

Outs will be Crouch (10 million) Voronin (3 million) Pennant (7 million) Finnan (3 million) Kewell (free) Riise (6 million) Aurellio (4 million) Carson (7 million) Guthrie (3 million) and Leto (2 million). Touch and go is Alonso as Rafa does not want him to go, but will accept a bid of £15 million if Alonso decided to up–sticks.

  Plymouth Argyle are chasing Troyes forward Stephane Noro after the French club look to have failed to gain promotion from Ligue 2.

Argyle boss Paul Sturrock is prepared to pay in the region of £700 k for the 29 year old who can also play in a midfield role and has notched 12 goals this season.

Sturrock is also set to announce his first signing with Aberdeen's Barry Nicholson putting pen to paper on a 3–year deal at Home Park.

Nicholson is likely to be followed to Home Park by St. Mirren midfielder Andy Dorman in a deal thought to be around £250,000.

  Expect a massive clear out at Rangers this Summer, the club will be raided again by some of the big spenders down south, with £10 million already in walters kitty expect a busy Summer


McGregor– Tottenham £8 million

cueller– Newcastle 12 mill

boyd– West Bromwich £3 million

couisin– Fulham swap deal

hendami– Bolton 500 k

buffell– Anderlecht 500 k

Webster– back to Wigan

gow – Preston loan deal

furman – Motherwell loan


  Rangers ins

Fletcher – Hibernian £2 million

Davis – Fulham swap deal for cousin

dailly – the Hammers free

rise – Liverpool £5 million

harper – Newcastle 500 k

Miller – Derby 3 mill

  Expect a busy Summer at Coventry City. Ray Ranson and Chris Coleman have already met alongside senior staff to discuss this Summer's transfer activity

Coming in to the Club:

Kasper Schmiechel £1 million from Manchester City

Freddy Eastwood £2 million from Wolves

Gary Mc Sheffrey £1 million from Birmingham City

Stephen Carr Free Transfer from Newcastle United

Brian Mc Bride £1.5 million from Fulham

Darren Huckerby Free Transfer from Norwich City

Going out from the club:

Chris Birchall Free Transfer

Kevin Kyle £500,000 to Wolves

Gary Borrowdale £100,000 to MK Dons

Dimi Loan Deal to either Hartlepool or Nottingham Forest

Julian Gray Free Transfer

Robbie Simpson Loan Deal to Shrewsbury Town

Donovan Simmonds Free Transfer

Stephen Hughes Released

  ARSENAL – I doubt Wenger will go for barry, so options for Flamini's replacement are Lorik Cana, yaya Toure and mahamadou Diarra, although the last two may cost more than Wenger's willing to pay. I also doubt that a top class keeper will be bought, but someone like kirland is not out of the question. Micah Richards name is said alot, he would cost a lot of money, however Wenger may fear him going to Man United and so a bid for him his still possible, if not then someone like lucio or an unknown will come in. it all depends on whether Hleb leaves, as I do not think Wenger will splash the cash for a flair player he does not think he needs. also in terms of youth, Wenger is eyeing two of the hottest prospects miralem pjanic and Aaron ramsey. THANKS.

  Apparently, from my source (who is a first team coach) within Aston Villa, they are giving a stAggering £80 million to MON, + allowing him to keep any monies generated from transfers. In light of this, the Ulsterman is hoping to use this vast purse as a statement of intent in persuading Gareth Barry to stay at the club. Along with the re–signing of Barry to a new and more lucrative contract, MON will spend big on GK, 2 FB's, DF, CM, RW and a FW.

Carson is highly regarded, and may be pursued, but at Liverpool's asking price, MON is tempted with making an offer for Kirkland, Cudicini or even Steve Harper of Newcastle (a highly rated keeper, but still in shadows of Shay Given).

Eboue of Arsenal has been mentioned to fill RB role, and a bid of £8 million is understood to be enough to secure his services with Arsene Wenger keen to sell and revamp his squad. Should that move not happen, it is understood MON would be interested in Sagnol and has already sounded him out for a move.

With the loss of fans favourite, Olaf Mellberg, MON will be on the lookout for a player that can operate so well in the Villa rearguard. Whispers going round are that a move will be made in the £8 million region for one of Alex, Ben Haim, Carlos Cuellar, Steven Taylor or David Wheater.

At LB MON is thought to be keen about Riise of Liverpool to fill the role and a bid of £4 million is considered enough to take him from Anfield to the sacred home of the villains.

Now with Stan Petrov's form so inconsistent and of course the potential loss of Barry, MON has highlighted the importance in signing a top draw box to box midfielder to in balls and slice through opposition defenses with incisive balls. A few names crop up in the area, with the likes of Joey Barton, Mark Noble, Tom Huddlestone and Steve Sidwell being mooted amongst others. If he does persuade Barry to stay then MON would be looking for a more attacking MF in the likes of Nasri or Deco and get Barry to play the holding MF role or he will try and but Gattuso (circe £5 million) from AC which would allow Barry more freedom to roam.

Onto the right flank, MON has identified this as an area that the club could be more fruitful from with balls being fired into the box for a big fella (think Hartson Sutton at Celtic). Again, a few players are in mind, Pennant being a player MON holds in high regard. However, there is also the possibility of a £12 million move for Aidy McGeady with the view to playing him LW and Young RW.

Up top MON is looking to bring in either Crouch or Guiza of Mallorca who has been on terrific form this year. Another player that is of interest is Dean Ashton, who MON was going to sign at a later date to replace Carew, but with other clubs sniffing around, like Newcastle, MON may be forced to show his hand early and make an offer to the big boy.

Leaving AV will be Harewood, Petrov and Maloney who have failed to establish themselves as regulars in the first team or have not produced the form expected of them. Also leaving will be Carson and Davies, who will both return to their clubs after the loan spells finish, and depending on the fees being asked may make a return in the close season.

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  Shizzle me Nizzle Homies; word up from the west side. Rumours from through the gates at Sunderland is that Keane is going to bid for Darren Bent of Tottenham to play alongside the large Trinidad and Tobagan forward Kenwyn Jones. A fee of around £12 million is thought to be the price that would price him away from the Lilywhites. If the rumours are also true SAfc are to bid good money for Kallstrom of Lyon and also Tyrone Mears of Derby. and I will delve deeper and bring you more hot gossip folks.

D–Izzle to the Smith–le.

  Hibernian In:

Van Zanten

yantorno to extend deal

Darren Huckerby

mark kerr

Stuart nicholson loan from West Bromwich

Hibernian Out:

brian kerr and Alan o brien– Yeovil

boozy – West Bromwich

Steven Fletcher – Arsenal 4.3 mill

mcann – released

ayre released

  Celtic – Forget all the stories about Moyes/Mowbray/McGhee, David O'Leary is the next Celtic Manager. He will be given a substantial transfer kitty and buys to "hopefully" include the following – Shay Given–Wayne Bridge–Vincent Kompany–Jason Koumas–Giorgio Samaras– and a possible deal that will bring both Maloney and Petrov back + £3 million but means Boruc going the other way. Other Outs will be Balde/Gravesen/JVoH and possibly McGeady if the stupid money starts speaking. With a decent crop of youngsters ready to break through along with the makings of a decent team that will be it until January when re–assessment will take place. Still think we'll do 3 in a row

  Fo you people who really fell that Wenger will sign Barry, first of all he is English and Wenger rarely buys English players abd his price tag is huge. Wenger will pobably go for a Miguel Veloso or Rio Antonio Mavuba to fill the void. In terms of wingers, which we so desperately need especially if Hleb leaves someone like Nuri Sahin, Nasri, Pjanic, or Dos Santos. Also a center–back is badly need so someone like Mexes, Kompany or even Lucio could come in to strengthen the line.

  Valencia facing financial problems and relegation.

David Villa and Silva will join Liverpool.

  FC Barcelona Rumours:

To everyone who is saying Jose Mourinho will sign for FC Barcelona you are all mistaken.

Josep Guardiola, FC Barcelona legend will be replacing him. This is a surprise as he has little experience, but has had success with the FC Barcelona B team.

Joan Laporta is very unhappy with Deco and Eto'o as it was obvious that they made delibrate yellow cards in the 6: 0 demolition of Valencia to avoid playing in El Classico tonight and having to clap R. Madrid onto the pitch. Looks like both will leave.

With the appointment of Josep Guardiola I am unhappy to say that Cesc Fabregas will leave Arsenal in 2010, if Josep Guardiola is still manager of the club. Cesc has expressed many times his love for Guardiola and would love a move to FC Barcelona to be managed under him but feels he wants to spend more time at Arsenal.


Rumour has it that Rosicky has achieved more than a simple hamstring problem and that his injury is similar to Ledley Kings, therefore threatening his career.

Manchester City:

Micah Richards has expressed that he will not be leaving for Man United as he wants to respect the Manchester City fans for the support they have given him since he joined the club. but he is not happy with the Sven situation and feels if he wants to try and get into Capellos England squad ahead of Ferdinand and Terry that he has to move to a big English side. He has said he will only move to Arsenal or FC Barcelona, so it looks likely that if Arsenal cough up the money he could be on his way, to replace Gallas who is unsettled


  Walter Smith will move for Naysmith of Sheff United to fill the void at left back, Berra and Crespo (seville) are also looking good for a move to Ibrox as Walter has had them scouted. Also expect to see a midfielder with a bit of graft and skill possibilities are o'Hara (loan) and Donovan upfront there will only be one signing possibly Zigic as he is looking to get a run of games and Walter is an admirer

  Alri lets clear the Summer tranfers United will get bogswanna of Porto 4 13.5 million price and players contract already agread. they will not get lahm he has alredy sigend a precontract with FC Barcelona read a paper to verafy. no danni Alves he is going to Madrid with Sergio Ramos going to either ac or Chelsea. veloso is a dead cert. 4 £13 million with the Brazilen twins going on loan to them as part of the package. Fletcher going to Birmingham is 50–50 because Ferguson being a Scot and gives him some national pride and Birmingham staying in Premiership. United already have sigend a few south Americans with the so called Brazillen wiz kid the seal boy he as been at United a few times reciving the best of medical treatment with some injurys. cruzerio wiz kid Marcelo moreno has been contacted by United and is coming when e feels he's done his current club servious. huntlar will come 4 11. million and will not go to real 4 they will have a bidding war with FC Barcelona 4 both Villa and silva. and that is it and if you wish to veryfy these rumours as I said buy papers from Brazil and Spain witch proves them good day




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