Football Rumours Archive April 09 2008


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Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan is chasing highly rated Peterborough youngster Jonathan Engledow. With a move next January as the Summer is too soon for the youngster. He will be one for the future.

Keegan will also go for David Bently with a straight swap + £10 million. N'Zogbia going the other way. Bentley has been up to the 'toon' a few times as a car with 3NG NUM7 (England number 7) reg has been spotted, the car was also a Bentley. Coincidence, I think not.

Cheers, the masked Newcastle informer, Dr Tony Peskey.

  Arsenal to for bid

ben arfa for £11.8 million

Ricardo Quaresma £5 million

Diego, unknown

an uknown centre back

and maybe Martins

Ricardo Quaresma will only come that cheap if Porto are relegated. They might not all happen but these are some of the rummours I have heard about.

i have also heard that Newcastle will bid £15 million for Deco

  Sunderland to try and sign Diego Forlan and Nihat.

Arsenal after non other than Ronaldinhio and Robinhio to add more flare to their football.

Man United main targets are Benzema, Veloso and Bojan.

Liverpool's major buy will be Rafinha.

Manchester Citys major buys will be Danny Gabbidon and Dean Ashton from the Hammers.


Arenal could sign a few big name players as Arsenal have found out this season, they do not have enough squad depth.

Ben arfa is top of Wenger's transfer list.

Mexes and Ronaldinho are also top of arsen's list.

Arsenal may still sign a new keeper with Scott Carson a choice.

Arsenal transfers will come up to a total of £40 million.

Transfers Out: Lehmann, Eboue, Gilberto, Bendtner

  Craig Levein and Peter Houston will take over at Celtic in the Summer as Gordon Strachan, Garry Pendrey and Tommy Burns all stepping down from their current positions

Strachan and Pendrey are going back to England and Tommy Burns will take a reduced role at the club due to ill health.

Levein will be Manager with Houston and Neil Lennon acting as Assistant and first team Coach.

this is 100 percent true. what I am submising is that Steven Pressley may end up at United as his replacement – but that is only my rational not know fact.

  Top transfers this season

Arsenal–Ronaldinho, Ben Arfa, Mexes

Blackburn– Riga, jaaskelanen

Chelsea– Palacio, Deco

Everton– Asatiani, Fernandez

Liverpool– Rafinha, Villa

Man C– Crouch, Senderos

Man U– Veloso, Huntelaar

Portsmouth– Carson

Sunderland– Forlan, Fletcher

Tottenham– Boruc, Matias Fernandez

  Whoever said that Keane would go to Celtic for £3.5 million, that is about as believable as the McCann's innocence.

Liverpool will sell the following:

Sebastian Leto £1.8 million– Boca Juniors

Andras Simon £200 k– MTK Hungaria

Mikel San Jose £400 k– Atletico Madrid

Miquel Roque £600 k– Recreativo

Charles Itandje £4 million– Lyon

Jermaine Pennant £6 million– Wigan Athletic

Scott Carson £8 million– Aston Villa

Andriy Voronin £2 million– Bayer Leverkusen

Peter Gulasci loan end

Harry Kewell free– Celtic

TOTAL: £23 million

Then sign the following

David Bentley £13 million

Rafinha £7 million

  liverpool fc


Finnan (1–2 million) – (Blackburn or Wigan)

Hyypia (1–2 million) – (Reading or Wigan)

Kewell (Hopefully something) – (Australia or a promoted team

Voronin (1 million) – (To a team that gets promoted)

Aurelio (2–4 million) – (Spain or swap)

Crouch (8–? m) –probally Newcastle or Pompey


Villa (20 million maybe £16 million if Lucas join on loan)

Rafinha (6 million)

Nasri or Quaresma (may get Auerlio in the deal)

do not expect anymore big names

mr smith

  Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle with Schalke for Rafinha. It's a done deal. £8.3 million is the price and Rafinha is the player Benitez said he would sing as a "senior player". As for the 2 south American youngsters I am not so sure. I have heard 15+ names but none of them more than heresy.

Liverpool are currently locked in talks with Villareal for matias Fernandez. Rafa is keen about him, seems him as a perfect creative midfielder to add to his squad. Expect him to go for no less than £15 million. Reports of Rafa eyeing up Ronaldinho are well wide of the Mark – this one is never going to happen.

Finally I keep hearing rumours of Ruben De La Red singing for Liverpool in a part exchange deal with Alonso. Madrid are interested in Alonso an Liverpool in De La Red but they are never going to part exchange. If a deal happens it will take place as 2 seperate transfers with Alonso costing a good deal more – despite his poor form Bentiez would hope to re–couperate around £15 million roughly – bare in mind he was a player who cost £10.5 million when he signed.

Alonso's wife is unsettled in Liverpool. Alonso is also unsettled. They have just had a baby so I would be unsuprised if Alonso left – I have heard strong rumours suggesting he will so do not disregard any rumours about this. However, he will be transferring back to Spain should he go – definitely not another English club.

  Hot off the press two signings in the bag for Liverpool and one nearly in the bag Mc Geady of Celtic £8 million + Harry Kewell Cattermole of Middlesbrough 7 Million + Vorrinin and Pennant and on going discussions for Cardiffs young superstar Ramsey Cardiff want some of our top youngsters who won the youth cup two years running and now have won the reserve league but Liverpool must be careful they do not give away a gem like Arsenal did with Bentley

  The rumours of Ronaldinho moving to Arsenal are not true. Ronaldinho's agents has had talks with Thaksin Shinawatra. He is looking to be on his way to the City of Manchester stadium.

Arsenal could up the race for Hatem Ben Arfa, Wenger has spoke of his admirations of the 2 one year old French winger. His contract talks are dragging on, and Wenger is looking to capitalise on that as thomas rosciky's fitness is uncertain. He is currently out for the rest of the season and may miss out on the euro's. Ben Arfa in also a natural left footed played, this is the type of player Wenger is looking for as Arsenal do not have a left footed midfielder in the squad.

He is looking to cost £15 million euro's (£11.8 million pounds)

  To the guy who thinks Bolton will sack Megson. Clearly you do not live in Bolton as Gartside has told the local paper that they believe Megson is the man to get them back up even if they go down.

Also, a friend of mine bumped into Mr. Gartside at the Lisbon match in Portugal and told him in no uncertain terms what he thought of the "ever–popular" chairman. Gartside informed him that Bolton will receie a £20 million parachute payment in the first year should they go down, so "it's not the end of the world". I am personally sick of an unambitious chairman and owner; their failure to back Big Sam cost us a place in the Champs league last Jan and has now cost us a place in the Prem. Get the wasters out.

  Sunderland could sign a few players in the Summer though ensure they will be staying up next reason. Keane is hoping to get the blackcats into Europe within a few years. This will be done with the signings of Forlan for £15 million. Fletcher £5 million. Evans and Pique combined sum of £6 million.

  Arsenal's big Summer moves: At minimum: DF Felipe Baloy (Panama, Club America) ; F Mamadou Niang (Senegal, Marseille)

  Everton are going to be given around £50 million to spend as part of Moyes new contract.

players In:

arshavan £8 million

Sidwell £4 million

nolan £5 million

Barnes £5.5 million

glen Johnson £7 million

farfan £7 million

pienaar £3.5 million

frey (Fiorentina) £8 million

  Read a lot of rubbish on this site but one thing is certain and that is Robbie Keane will sign for Liverpool in the Summer, Rafa see's him as ideal partner for Torres and Robbie wants champions lg football, also he is a reds fan.

  After Bendtner scored against Liverpool on Saturday almost the entire team walked back to the half way line leaving only him and Walcott to celebrate. Bendtner will be sold in the Summer possibly to Birmingham, though his arrogance will push him towards a bigger club. Possibly replacement at the Grove would be Peter Crouch who has just said he will not make a decision on his new contract until the Summer.


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