Football Rumours Archive August 09 2008


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Everyone is that Everton are up for bad season becasue they have a good one then a bad and Everton have not signed anyone. just think why would David moyed say he's going to buy and then not, he's not stupid he will buy. excpect moutinho to sign next week. then he will buy a defencive midfielder maybe m'bai or veloso. m'bai being number 1 choice as his desire to sign for us. he will then TRY and replace Johnson depending how he wnts to play 4–5–1 with Cahill or moutinho playing the forward role. he will also try get a loan in as he always does eg piennar Arteta Fernandes. excepect that to be a definitely or mid not sure on who. if kenwright can extra funds he will get Darren Bent but Tottenham wnt a lot of money due to preseason form. Alan Smith is a no go the whole thing is a rumour. heard it ear first from JOE PETTERS
  ManUnited – Berbatov, Huntelaar, Villa, Santa Cruz these are the four forwards sir Alex is looking at and one will be picked defo Man United have got plenty of money from winning the double this season and sellin squad players so dnt worry United fans and also I expect the Silva twins 2 play this season as they have been terrific in preseaon and also frazier cambell and rodrigo possebon will be in the squad 2 challenge mantud percent
  Rafa's words after yesterdays game against Lazio. "That was positive for us. He is a good player and hopefully we will have another good player coming in soon. We can improve so we will try to improve. " He went on to talk about problems on the left side. A left winger coming in? Or just barry on the left?

LFC for life
  Hearts Fc
Hearts have been in contact with Gent of Belgium over the availability of forward Bryan Ruiz. The Costa Rican forward would qualify for a work permit as he has played the required number of matches, my source has told me Romanov wants to add an exciting player to the squad in order to get the fans back selling out Tynecastle. My source has also told me staff at Hearts are extremely concerned over falling numbers of season ticket holders as well as losing what was once a lengthly waiting list, so far Hearts have lost around 3,000 season ticket holders as well as losing a waiting list of around 10,000 in the space of a few years.
  Moyes to tie up perm deals for Smith, MBia and most importantly Moutinho over weekend.
  –to the guy who said Giuly to Bolton
my friend, he has already signed for PSG, and will probably end his Carrer there.
–Cuellar to Stoke City
if anyone has seen Cuellar play, they would tell you he is Champions League material. Although he could partner coloccini at Newcastle.
–Berbatov exit
He is going to FC Barcelona as his attitude is deemed as "too moddy" and Juande Ramos wants to sell him soon for David Villa. And the bust up with Woodgate is also to have happened for real.
–Bojan to Arsenal
NO, He is very very very highly rated by FC Barcelona and in one season he went from Juvenil A to the first team. He will not even be loaned out as Guardiola is keen to groom a young squad, hence the signing of Pique and caceres.

–to the guy who said "I was in Wilmslow today and saw Lee Cattermole wandering round the town centre with his girlfriend, looks like he was looking for a new house. Manchester City? Blackburn? "
He has signed for Wigan already and is very eager to work with Steve Bruce.

Beloved Middlesbrough to sign a good RB.
all faith in Southgate.

  Watford are considering signing nobbi solano and ulises de la cruz who boothroyd has been tracking for a while.
  I know someone who works in the the Hammers Shop in Lakeside and in the latest delivery of shirt letters and Numbers there was 100 "X" letters. He reckons it's either a mistake or maybe done with an eye on a new signing?
  What about Big Sam to work with SAF.

They are big mates I am told.

They have definitely been talking about the vacancy I am reliably informed (95 percent ).

Whether that is just sounding out for advice I do not know.

The conversations have taken place.
  Mark Noble will probably never leave the Boleyn, I do not know why Rangers' fans think you will sign him. He has continually stipulated his commitment to his boyhood club and he would never move on the edge of a potential England career after captaining the 21s as he has broken into the Hammers first team just last year and finally become a fave with Curbs.

And Shittu has already signed for Bolton.

I also doubt Ljungberg has even made up his mind to stay in football yet. That episode last season was an embarassment and there is talk he's trying to make excuses. He is not homesick, he has lived in London for YEARS.

Ronaldo stayin, United will not sign anyone unless they sell Saha.

Tottenham will not sign Arshavin unless Zenit drop their asking price. Which they probably will, because they are pricing Andrei out of a move.

JPHammers 4eva
  Heard from close source that if things ae not good by January Walter Smith is going to move upstairs and graeme souness will return to govan and with him an influx of English based players.
  "Chris Coleman who worked miracles at Fulham and would jump at the chance of a return to East London"

I imagine it would be amazing to return to east London. shame Fulham is south west. the Hammers mole – not far from it – blind as one perhaps.

Barry to Liverpool will happen – the player will now officially ask for a transfer which will reduce his price – he has decided that Champions League and a big team is more important than cash.
  A little while ago, on this very site, there were many Everton fans who swore blind that their club was so much bigger than Newcastle, and Tottenham for that matter. Well it seems they have all gone silent now that their beloved manager is looking odds on favourite to land a current Newcastle player. ALAN SMITH, who's only goal for Newcastle came in a preseason friendly LAST SEASON is about to move to Everton for around £3 million. Great signing guys, nice one, what a BIG club you really are.
Kevin Keegan will be replacing Smith with Adriano of Inter, which I would imagine will be on loan for the season but if a fee can be agreed it could end up perminant deal. The last player to arrive at St. James' will be a creative midfielder, although I have no idea as to who. Mind you, for the purpose of the 'Bigger club' debate, I will wet my pants if it turns out to be Moutinho but for £20 million I am sure there is much better out there.

  LIVERPOOL "DO NOT" have the cash to do ANY deals, that is plain and simple so there will be little activity going on until they "sell" players, end of story, Barry staying at Villa until Jan at least, that is it.


Kaboul (by Monday)
Kevin Doyle (In the Next Week)
  Newcastle will pick up Healy for around £2 million once Smith is on his way. His wages will pave the way for another player, one who can inspire. Jonas is a great signing and not enough has been said about his skills. With Healy the poacher, Martins the speedster and Owen and Jonas supplying them and getting a few for themselves the next player just maybe a midfield general. There will be no £18 million on Arda but possible De Jong or Frings as mentioned but Bremen have lost Borrowski already and do not fancy another star leaving. This also brings up a name that has long been linked and that is Riquelme but this could be way off the Mark but with Jonas and Coloccini you just never know.

ShoutE your man who is sweating
  David Silva's contract talks with cash strapped Valencia stalled yesterday prompting an official note of interest (not sure whether that consitute a bid or not? ) from Man United. Thus far the only other club to show any official interest are Barcelona who are rumoured to have already bid around £20 million. United may well be using this as a ploy to get Barcelona to back off from Berbatov.
  Celtic – Just heard that only one more "major" deal for now. Yuri Zhirkov, Russian L/B or L/M. 4.75 million. Outs before deadline will include, Balde, Naylor, Gravesen, Donati, Killen (although olympics may hinder this), Sno (same as Killen), Riordan. Celtic will reject a £7 million offer from Germany for JVoH (why? I really do not know). And to the person Rangers fan who thinks they will sign, among others, Shittu, Loovens and Rob Jones – well for 1 Shittu joined Bolton – for 2 is Walter about to play a 5–1–4? he's got Cuellar, Webster and Weir so why he wants these 3 too. and he signed Lafferty, Velijka, Miller to go with Boyd, Darcheville, Cousin and Novo. the mans obviously confused this season. 4–in–a–row–here–we–go
  Sunderland new's. Firstly you talk some poo on here. chimbonda is very happy 40 k a week, would not you be? Second Keane will not sign Saha as he failed a medical, will get L. Baines £3 million from Everton for left back after losin out on shorey. Bent for £12 million after Tottenham sign a replacement. And finally evan's for £2 million loan fee for a year, Few out include whitehead £3 million. Connelly 500 k fulup to Hull £2.5 million. Mcshane 700 k
  Straight to the point – Liverpool are in a mess. The American persons gillete and hicks have put the club in a right mess, hence the lack of funds for Rafa. Liverpool may sign 1 or two players MAX before the end of the transfer window – and that is if we can sell fringe players like Voronin, Pennant, Finnan etc.
On that note, Pennant COULD move to either Sunderland or Stoke for around 4. 5 to £6 million quid.
Voronin COULD be moving back to Germany with Hamburg or leverkusen for around 3 to £5 million.
should those transfers go through, then the money will go on a wide player – with Riera from Espanyol being heavily linked.

Barry will not move to Liverpool, at least not this Summer but maybe in January. Silva (although I wish he would move) is going no where – Valencia want him to stay as he is a huge prospect for the future and may help to get them back to their former greatness.

in terms of transfers for Liverpool – never mind £18 million for gareth barry spend it (if we have that money) on some freakin wide players. awsome trio up front in Gerrard, Keane and Torres, good defense n central midfield but nothing out wide. how are we going to win the league with rubbish wingers.

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