Football Rumours Archive June 09 2008


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Liverpool have scrapped plans to sign David Bentley with Rafa Benitez set to sign James Milner instead. Gareth Barry will be the big signing this Summer with Degen and Dossena completing the quartet of players heading to Anfield this Summer. Benitez will also enquire about several forwards with Benni McCarthy being earmarked as a cheap back up to Fernando Tores.

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  Glenn Little to return to Burnley after rejecting a new contract offer from Reading and an offer to rejoin Stan Ternent at Huddersfield – This will be made public once Kyle Lafferty joins Queens Park Rangers

  Heard a number of things relating to a few clubs.

Liverpool– Rafa is severey under funded by the yanks who are getting hammered financially in the states

Alonso agrred terms with Juve by 10th June £16 million Liverpool have recieved a last minute offer from Real Madrid £10.5 million + Robinho, this is LFC preferred option but Alonso wants to go to Italy.

LFC have held initial talks with David Silva from Valencia and Quaresma From Porto both deals are on hold until after euro 2008 as clubs hope to up theri prices.

Ronaldo will ask manUre for a transfer and taggart wants rid after he has totally disrespected his club. The surprise is Fergie will push to sell to FC Barcelona who have offered Eto'o and Ronaldinho as make weights. Fergie wants Messi though.

Expect Aaron Ramsey to snub Man Ure and move to the bitters (Everton) It's virtually a done deal, although Cardiff would rather take the Man Ure deal and loan him back

  7. Ronaldo will not leave this season and Luis fabiano and Dani Alves were Fergie's target but Alves has gone to FC Barcelona so micah Richards karim benzema huntleaar moutinho are Fergies possible targets and the Man United board has said this Summer Man United will sign almost 3 to 4 big names which will cost them around 100_120 millioniom pounds

  Nottingham Forest transfers:


Earnshaw (done deal) £2. 65 mill

Beattie £4 mill

westwood £1 mill

nyatanga £1.5 mill

Anderson (season loan)


Commons (Derby)

Tyson (Bristol City)

Holt (Blackpool)

Clingan (Ipswich)

Lockwood (Colchester)

  Newcastle United Summer Signings: Zigic (12 million) Emana (8 million) Arshavin (15 million) Risse (1 million) Deco (22 million) Whoever feels Zigic is going anywhere else than Newcastle you are wrong as he has recently spoken of his desire to play for Newcastle

  To the person who said 'Arsenal will make ZERO signings this Summer, all the half wits will then realise that Wenger is taking the once great club nowhere. We have no cash and no ambition', you must have lost your head. We are going places and fast. Firstly, we have already shown ambition and positive intent by bringing Carlos Vela back from loan and into the first team. Secondly, we are on the verge of bringing in Samir Nasri, who could well be the next Robert Pires, only with more speed, pace and skills. Thirdly we are looking increasingly more likely to sign David Villa, who has said his first choice of English club would be Arsenal, and even if we do not we have Adebayor, who scored more goals than any other forward in the Premier League this season (Ronaldo is a winger) which many ungreatful Arsenal fans seem to forget while they are slagging him off, and he can only get better and better. Also, when Real Madrid do finally take the drive out of UNITED by signing Ronaldo, and Jose Mourinho does suck Chelsea dry when he takes Drogba, Lampard, Essien and Carvalho to Inter, and when Torres does get fed up with having a trophyless cabinet with Liverpool and realises they are going nowhere, we will be flying high, while UNITED Chelsea and Liverpool have been left in the dust.

It is looking bright for Arsenal

ArsenalNo. 1

  Shearer is the new Blackburn Manager with Paul Ince as First team coach snd is keen about signing Damien Duff from Newcastle. REMEMBER you HEARD IT FIRST.

  Who Ever Said One Here That Southampton Are Looking To Sign Kirk Broadfoot from Rangers for around £3 million that is rubbish, Becuase Rupurt lowes wanted to cut down on wages and Broadfoot would need massive wages. Saints Have Completed The Signings Of Lee Holmes From Derby And Chris Perry From Luton All on Free's. Lowe and Wilde Will only and Try get loan and free signing becuase unfortunly we have got the money yet, We Need an Invester. On Poorvilet's List For Loan are some players from his old club Halmond Sport Signing are Bruno David Roma and Guus Joppen.

– –> Jimmy

  Oba Martins to be flogged to the Gunners for around £12 million.

Keegan to use the cash to tempt Crouch from Liverpool. ( ithink his WAG will fit into the BIGG Market well.

Owen is not going the other way

Xabi Alonso to follow in January for £8 million

  Real Madrid will offer 50 million pounds for Christian Ronaldo. They may also make an awesome bid for for Vidic for 35 million pounds to strengthen their defense.

  My Uncle is good friends with Kevin keegans back room staff ( no names mentioned for personal reasons) and he has heard that Newcastle will definatley sign John arne riie and Peter Crouch in a swap deal with michle owen. also damien Duff is on his way to Sunderland and Jose enrike in a swap deal with zigig. Joelene radreeges (a young star that denis wise has spotted ) who is 16, will join for 10,000 from red star belgrade and is expected to be the next Ronaldo. in other words banging in goals for fun. by the way I am on about fat Ronaldo and how good he used to be. thanks all and come on the Newcastle from declan smythley.

  Arsenal will be looking to raid Zarogoza and sign a midfeilder from the club, most probarbly a player from Argentina

   Everton rumours


Ramsey – £5 million

Bradley – 4 mil

Michael Johnson – £8 million

Arshvin – £7 million

Santa Cruz – 8 mil

A goal keeper – £2 million max

a defender possibly shorey – £4 million


Johnson – £14 million the Hammers


van de meyde


  Liverpool signings will be:

Mauro Zarate (loan)

Andrea Dossena (7 million)

Gareth Barry (14.5 million)

David Silva (17 million)

Other positions Benitez is targeting (I do not know who his targets are)

A cheap back up and experienced goalkeeper

A relatively cheap versatile attacking midfilder

Leaving will be:

Peter Crouch (10 million)

John Arne Riise (5 million)

Scott Carson (6 million)

Charles Itjande (1.5 million)

Steve Finnan (1.5 million)

Jermaine Pennant (6 million)

Danny Guthrie (1.5 million)

  Peltier to leave Yeovil to free up sum money

  Tenorio – Al Saad to the Hammers, Man. City – £4 million

Ronaldinho– FC Barcelona to Chelsea, Ac Milan– £35 million

Daniel Alves – Sevilla to FC Barcelona – £23.5 million

Xabi Alonso – Liverpool to Juve – £16 million

Lee Holmes – Derby County to Southampton – Free

Giovani Dos Santos –FC Barcelona – Tottenham – £8.6 million

Tom Huddlestone – Tottenham – Everton – £8 million

Steve Sidwell – Chelsea – Man. City – £6 million

Johan Elmander – Toulouse – Bolton – £6 million

Emmanuel Adebayor – Arsenal to AC Milan – £31 million

David Bentley – Blackburn to Man. City – £15 million

Micheal Dawson – Tottenham to Newcastle – £4 million

Jo – CSKA Moscow to Manchester City– £11 million

Scott Mcdonald – Celtic to Everton – £6 million

Fabricio Coloccini–Deportivo to Real Madrid – £10 million

Peter Crouch–Liverpool To Portsmouth, Newcastle £8 million

Karim Benzema – Lyon to Man United – £30 million

Diego Milito – Real Zaragoza to Tottenham– £17 million

Joe Hart – Manchester City – Tottenham – £10 million

Thanks For Reading

– > Jimmy

  Wenger will stiffen up his goalkeeping position and defense with the signings of Hart (8 million), Milligan (free) and Mertesacker or Raul Abiol (8–10 million) depends who impresses the most at the euro's. If Gallas leaves which is very unlikely Kompany (8 million) will make a move to the Emirates. Arsenal's midfield will be the most exciting in eurpe, as Nasri (12.25 million) will be joined by Ribery (21 million) (His 14 goals for Bayern have persuaded Wenger to splash the cash) on the flanks and yaya Toure (9.5 million) will join Fabregas in the middle if there are enough funds left Diego will move to Arsenal for £18 million pounds.

leaving will be Lehmann (free), Hoyte (2.5 million), Eboue (7. 5), Flamini (free), Hleb (16.5 million), Vela (loan–Everton)

  I have no knowledge of the Wolves board, but to the fool who said that Fowler/Hasslebank combination shot Cardiff to FA Cup glory– look at how many goals they actually scored and how much they actually played.

Norwich will not be signing Andy Cole– his wage demands are far too high.

Do not expect to see many lower league players joining though– Roeder will not be buying "potential" he will buy experience– using more of his budget on signing Premier League reserves on higher wages than promising young players from the lower leagues.

A Major target is apparently Carroll of Newcastle to replace the outgoing Cureton (there is a Mutual dislike).


  Liverpool allegedly interested in mcgeady

8.5 million bid might sway hoops with Riise included as a part exchange

btw Andersons not going anywhere near parkhead

dream on.

  Paul Ince will turn down the Blackburn job as the "strings attached" are untennable. Blackburn want to install a Director of Football above Ince and he said he wants to rule the roost. MM at Leicester has promised Ince a transfer budget around $10 million. Ince beleives he can bring several big names to play in League one, MM will pay the higher wages for one season. Ince will keep Leicester highly rated youngsters.

  Some decent information Liverpool are interested in Deco how much I do not know but defo true. and arshavin.

  Charlton to sign the following players:

RB: Greg Halford – 500 k

CB: Johannes Ertl – free

CB: Richard Stearman – £1 million

RW: Chris Eagles – Loan

LW: Lee Martin – Loan

CM: Nobby Solano – free

ST: Ched Evans – loan

Outgoing will be:

Dean Sinclair, Millwall, 400 k

Amdy Faye, Rennes £1 million

Marcus Bent, Wigan £1 million

Jonathan Fortune, Stoke 600 k

Jerome Thomas, Portsmouth £3 million

Zheng Zhi, Fulham £4 million

Madjid Bougherra, Rangers £4 million

  Wakey wakey Toffees. I doubt your signing JOAQUIN or ARSHAVIN HA ha HA ha. but the reality signing is. Everton are trying to sign Bristol City's Wales Under–21 right–back Christian Ribeiro for £500,000

  I have heard a lot off ridiculous Newcastle rumours like Arteta here are some more realistic targets


ZIGIC £8 million–9 million (as quoted by his agent saying he wants to join)

ARDA TURAN £9 million (believed to already in advanced talks)

EMANA £4.5 million

DECO (unlikely but FC Barcelona are desperate to sell him)





SMITH £5 million (im not sure who but Middlesborogh and Rangers are belived to be interested)

  SPURSIns: Viviano, McGregor, Bentley, Capel, Campagnaro, Garcia, L. Diarra

Outs: Robinson (Bolton), Stalteri (Hull), Gardener (Stoke), Kaboul (Pompey), Ghaly (B. Burn), Berbatov (Milan)

Everton Ins: Kallstrom, Bradley, Carr, A. Diarra

Out: Johnson (Hammers), Arteta (Tottenham or A. Madrid)

VILLA Ins: Sidwell, Carson, Scannel, Guzan

Out: Barry (Liverpool), Harewood (Fulham), Sorenson (Hull)

  The rocky relationship between KK and Mike Ashley

is continuing to put off top flight prospective players. Plus the fact that Ashley wants the wage bill slashed means that there is little money to bring in the quality KK needs at the club.

A low to mid table positions predicted with Keegan walking out Yet again.

Stephen Ireland to join Sunderland in July for £6.8 million with Jimmy Briand, Stephen Hunt and Darren Bent to follow

So good news all round for the North east

  Liverpool fans stop deluding yourselves.You have not and have NEVER had a first option on Samir Nasri.

Nasri will sign for Arsenal as soon as France exit the Euro's.

Three youngsters have already agreed terms at Arsenal. Ignasi Miquel, Oguzhan Ozyakup and Francis Coquelin. It is also thought that Aaron Ramsey will choose Arsenal.

  Aston Villa to bolster their front line with Taylor Twellman (New England Revolution) and Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)

  I am a Gooner and these are rumours for Arsenal. From what was a sure signing of Samir Nasri from Marseille looks 50–50 now as Liverpool have also made a bid. Why have not we bought Nasri by now? Well, our dear manager Wenger is sticking to his rules of 'wage structures' in Arsenal. However, if Arsenal do not sign Nasri, going back to Ben Arfa will be fruitless as now there are a bulk of clubs after his services. David Villa looks a good possibility though. Valencia recently cut out his buy out Clause down to £17 million which has brought the attention of the big clubs. However, Villa expressed his desire to play for Arsenal one month ago and £17 million for his services seems in the right area for Arsenal. Lets just hope Wenger does not be cheap. I agree there is a forward overflow at Arsenal, but Milan have agreed to bid up to 32 million for Adebayor (God knows why, agreed 24 goals but every match I see him he misses at least 2 legitimate chances) and it's safe to say Villa is better than Adebayor. Vela is coming to Arsenal as he has gotten a work–permit, but if he is coming he will be put in a striking position, other idea for forward overflow. To strengthen our defense, Zapata was looking a good talent until Wenger bid too low for him. We also need a defensive midfielder as Flamini left for money in AC Milan, and Wenger is looking at Aquilani, Veloso and an earlier interest was on Makoun. But now, since Hleb is definitely going to Barcelona, Wenger might consider a swap deal with Yaya Toure and money coming to Arsenal. Hopefully by the beginning of next season, Rosicky, Sagna and Eduardo will be fit and if Wenger gets these new buys, we'll have a more refreshed and challenging approach to win our first title in two years

  Real SAfc rumors

Who ever said kenwyne Jones has gone to Newcastle is a person Sunderland will sign Wes brown;evans;blade and maybe O'Shea for the back and then Sidwell to raplace whitehead and Duff'mcgeady or Hunt not all of them (why would you want thrre left wingers) and then Aparently they want scharner from Wiganand then fraizer cambell or rvn so he can end his Carrer in England or van hessilink from Celtic.

  Everton are looking to do a £2 million deal to secure Brescia's highly rated youngster Adam Vass.

  Big Summer signings:

Cristiano Ronaldo – Madrid (95 million)

Karim Benzema – Man United (45 million)

Sergio Aguero – Man United (45 million)

Emmanuel Adebayor – Milan (32 million)

Samir Nasri – Arsenal (13 million)

Gareth Barry – Liverpool (15 million)

Daniel Alves – FC Barcelona (23 million)

Alexander Hleb – FC Barcelona (16 million)

Peter Crouch – Portsmouth (10 million)

Zlatan Ibrahimovich swap with Eto'o + £6 million

Diego Milito – Liverpool (10 million)

Hatem Ben Arfa – Liverpool (15 million)

Roque Santa Cruz – Arsenal (10 million)

  Portuguese starlet Hugo Edson has been linked with a move to Championship side, Bristol City.

The forward, who bagged 28 goals in 36 games in the Portuguese second division last season for his club Otib Foruma, is said to be keen about a move to English football, having watched fellow countryman, Christiano Ronaldo, make such a huge impact in England.

Edson is out of contract this Summer and is sure to have a host of clubs trailing him. But the Otib Foruma player is thought to favour a move to Gary Johnson's team.

  Sunderland will sign the following this Summer;

Darren Bent – £12 million (Tottenham)

Tom Huddlestone – £6 million (Tottenham)

Jermaine Pennant – £8 million (Liverpool)

Louis Saha – £7 million (Man United)

Jonny Evans – £5 million (Man United)

  I was in a small cafe in Geneva yesterday morning before the City had begun to get busy and to my utter amazment walking across the opposite side of the street was Cristiano Ronaldo and Roman Calderon, they quickley stepped into a black car with tinted out windows and left. Surely this means Ronaldo will be going to Madrid if he is spending so much time with Calderon. They certainley looked very friendly. Ronaldo to Madrid 78 million

  Celtic will sign ross mcCormack from mwell

  The latest transfer rumours I have heard is that Kerlon will be joining the Hammers in the same sort of deal that brought Tevez and Macherano to Upton park, obviously all of this will be done above board.

Also the Hammers officals have been to Austri/Switzerland to sort out a deal for Zenit playmaker Andrei Arshavin who will cost in the region of £12 million.

leaving the Hammers will be: Spector, Boa Morte, Ljungburg, Cole, Wright and Paintsil.

  All this about United signing Benzema is a joke as he's on the verge of signing a new deal at Lyon

now some things

Barry will sign for Liverpool by 20/06/08

Rafa will pull out of Milner Deal b 10/06/08 and move again for Ramsey who's preference is LFC

West Bromwich Albion will move for Liverpool winger Paul Anderson on loan

Chelsea will have a £20 million move for Inter forward Zlatan Ibrahimovich rejected by 14/06/08

AC Milan will add to their signing of Zambrotta with Manu Adebayor of Arsenal for 28.7 million.

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  Bristol City are interested in pawel brozek of wisla krakow and he will sign after euro 2008

Leroy Lita will also sign for £2 million from Reading

and hungarian midfelder Tibor Tisza will sign for 250,000 from ┌jpest FC.

and also lined to Damian robak of korona kielce of poland

and also linked with latvian defender Oskars Kļava of Liepājas Metalurgs

and also kaspar gorkas of Blackpool

  I have it on good authority that the geordie boys will only sign players who are under 24 years old so in will come –





and out will go –






  West Bromwich Albion are interested in bringing Turkish Wonderkids Nuri Sahin and Arda Turan to the Hawthorns.

Sahin, 19, who is currently on loan to Feyenoord from Borussia Dortmund, is a central midfielder. He is the youngest ever player to play in the Bundesliga and the leagues youngest ever scorer.

Turan, 21, a right winger from Galatasaray, has been identified by Hawthorns officials as a direct replacement for the outgoing Zoltan Gera.

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  Arteta will not join Newcastle, we are simply not good enough at the moment. Instead he will either join Arsenal or a top Spainish club like Athletico or Valencia

Newcastle will sign Zigic from Valencia who is taller than Crouch by 1cm, as well as youngsters Turan from Galatasary, and American Bradley from Heerenveen. Owen to leave as his wages are too much with possibility of a p/exchange with Yakubu. He will only stay if he agrees with a 40K wage decrease

Also leaving are Barton, Smith, Given, Enrique, Ameobi and Duff

  – –MUFC NEWS– –Due to Steve McLarens imminent appiontment at FC Twente Sir Alex ia hoping to use his friendship with him to lure ENGELAAR to OT

  Liverpool will be signing:

Nicklas Bendtner for £7 million. He is not going to get chances at Arsenal and wants a move. Benitez thinks he has plenty of talent and could play on his own up front. (Arsenal could re–sign Henry for £7 million as a replacement)

Andrea Dossena for 7.2 millioni. He is getting married this weekend so will complete his move on Monday or Tuesday.

David Silva for £17 million. This will be the big buy. Valencia are struggling to keep their stars due to their recent woeful performances and now find themselves strapped for cash

Gareth Barry for £14.5 million. He has told O'Neill that he wants to move to Anfield. Carson will not be part of the deal. He will be sold seperately.

Leaving will be:

Xabi Alonso (15.7 million) Juve

John Arne Riise (5 million) to Roma/Schalke/Porto

Steve Finan (1.8 million) likely to Fulham

Peter Crouch (11.1 million) Manchester City/Portsmouth

Scott Carson (5.5 million) Aston Villa

Danny Guthrie (1.5 million) Bolton

Jermaine Pennant (6 million)

  Ivan Klasnić is wanted by both Bolton and Fulham.

  Fulham set to sign Zoltan Gera for £2.5 million.

Fulham, Middlesborough and the Hammers in chase for Michael Knightly.

Saha part of swap deal for Roque Santa Cruz.

  Everton F. C

For the so called "Everton fans" on this website that say Yakubu will be sold in the Summer for £13 million have not got a clue. Everton purchased Yakubu for £11.25 and he has four years left on his contract. why would Everton want to sell him he's had a great season for the club and once again we are competing in Europe so why would he take a step down to join the likes of Newcastle? The same with Mikel Areteta who is worshiped by the Everton fans even though this season was not his best due to the player playing through painkilling injections.

I firmly believe David Moyes will purchase a few young players from the lower leagues aswell as one or two big signings.

Wayne Hennessey (Wolves) 4.5 mill

Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham) 6. 25 mill

Aaron Ramsey (of course Cardiff. expected to sign for Man u) 5 mill

Joe Ledly (Cardiff) 3. 25 mill

Maybe a top European forward in the region of 10–15 million?

A top class wide player (jouquin even though I personally doubt he will take a wage drop. Arshavin more likely £11 million)

Stephen Hunt (relegated Reading) 4 mill


People post comments on this website about Andy Van Der Meyde leaving although he has already stated he's going nowhere due to his sick daughter who he is looking after in hospital situated in England

Nuno Valente has also been posted to be leaving. he has just signed a new contract with the Blues so it would be foolish to leave.

Evertons Squad is thin as it is so I cannot see Moyes letting any Players go as I beleive our squad is well balanced and only needs a few more additions to breach that all important "top four".


  Sheff Wednesday are trying to sign Bartosz Slusarski from WBA, Darren Potter from Wolves, Joe Murphy from Scunthorpe. Takeover of the Owls could be done by the 18th June with funds ready to bring in better quality of players. Expect nothing to happen before the season if the takeover does not go through before this date

  I am a relation of a certain south London clubs chairman, I have it on good authority that Victor Moses will be leaving the Eagles this Summer bound for the Premier League, A few clubs have shown an interest for a deal that could net the Eagles up to £9 million in total,

Palace to bring in Luis Boa Morte and Matty Etherington from the Hammers, could be part of a swap deal? who knows?


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