Football Rumours Archive March 09 2007


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It has been reported (in the tabloids and on this site) that Man Utd are looking to sign Adebayoar from Arsenal. I have heard from an insider that this is not the case, Utd are actually after Gunners striker Robin Van Persie but it is doubtfull that anything will materialise. Can any one really see Arsenal selling to Utd or Visa Versa.

Lee Trundle definitely moving to Cardiff next season, he's just holding out till the end of the season as the swans won't be going up he's fed up of them never going anywhere and its no secret him and Martinez don't get on, u Trundle definite Bluebird next year

Joe Sine

Liverpool Football Club! Everyone from now on stop linking Rafael Van De Vaart, Daniel Alves, David Villa and Aaron Lennon to your clubs. The Kings of English football are back in the Market. Liverpool are in the mood to go shopping! Everyone listen to me carefully Rafael Benitez HAS been given an ulimited but reasonable amount of budget to go and buy players who he likes and who would be ideal for Liverpool! He is going to do it his way! The Liverpool Way! Scott Carson will NOT be leaving as he is THE best english goal keeping prospect and is only 21. Mark Gonzales also will NOT be leaving! Give him Time people. No doubt Benitez will. Also expect Rafa to buy some REAL wonderkids, most notably from Spain and England!

Reina/ Carson

Alves Carra Agger Risse

Lennon Stevie G Alonso/ Sissoko V. D. Vaart



SQUAD to rotate



Luis Garcia


Dos Santos?


David Jiménez Silva




Paul Anderson


Juan Manuel Mata García

Giles Barnes


Nathan Porritt










Dudek ?

Hyypia ?

Zenden = Free

Pongolle? Rafa likes the Young frenchman but still could leave on permanent, loan or trade deals for one of Rafa's targets

D. Cisse trade for french prodigy Samir Nasri

Robbie Fowler to go on a free

Expect bids for other targets but David Vila, Van De Vaart, Alves and Lennon, as they are Rafa's Number 1 targets.

This is Taz! Believe! Rafael Benitez is in the mood to go shopping! YNWA

Alex to return to Chelsea from PSV. Well not return as he's never played for them but is owned by them and loaned back immediately to wait for work permit nonsense to be sorted, and whilst that's still up in the air his performance against Arsenal has persuaded the suits to have another go. Jose will stay this summer no matter what. All that prattling with the board is the same gas as the Special One announcement- getting the attention off his players and onto him. Chelsea are monitoring some of Europes top right backs to try and finish the hoodoo over that position with Rafinha and Daniel Alves strong possibilities, although there may be a bid for Richards it would be for the same reasons as buying SWPs.

Liverpool tried to start talks over Joe Cole, but were dismissed.


INS : Bobby Zamora (West Ham) - 1 million

Steven hendrie (Aston Villa) - 800 k

A. Ferdinand (West Ham) - 4. 5 million

bikey (loca motive moscow) - 1. 5 million

kightley (Wolves) - 1. 2 million

Luke Young (Charlton) - 2 million

Scott Parker (Newcastle ) - 6 million

OUTS : Aaron Brown - 500 k

John halls - 300 k

sam sodje - 700 k

Graham stack - 350 k

John oster - seasons loan

shane long - seasons loan

Steve Sidwell - ( 50/ 50 chance)

seol ki-hyeon - seasons loan

Simon cox - seasons loan

Scott golbourne - seasons loan

Reading line-up : 07/ 08

hahneman, murty, ingimarsson, sonko, shorey, little, harper, Sidwell ?, Hunt, lita, doyle.

subs : federici, Zamora, Ferdinand, Halford, kitson, duberry, oster ?, bennet, convey, bikey, kightley, de la cruz, long ?, cox,

Alex is a Chelsea Player and can join them from PSV any tiem after the end of this season. Arsenal will look into the possibility of snapping up Gomes after his towering and above all CONSISTANT displays against them in the CL. Wenger will not pay over the odds though, so Carson, Ustari, Gordon are more probable targets if there's lots of competition. Also watch for a sneaky bid for Cudichini.

Arsenal will desperatly try to hang on to Adebayor but won't stop him going if the money is over £20 mill. Eto'o may be a realistic option, depending on Barcas willingness to sell.

There will be a reseves clear out. Lupoli will got to Fiorentina (free), Aliadiere will leave (1-2 mill), Song will stay at Charlton, Muamba is in high demand in the championship and with the congestion ahead of him, Arsene will let him leave. Gilbert my or may not return. Flamini may move on too and Poom will certainly leave, possibly with Almunia.


With 20 mil left from this year, the additional 25 mil that kicks in this summer, as well as the 25 mil set aside for a "global marketing" player, Utd go into the transfer window looking for a world class player or two to help build the team around with Rooney, Ronaldo, Vidic, etc. Additionally, they will fund the purchase of a few squad players with potential to develop and some youth prospects to invigorate their reserves. Kaka will move this summer, and although early signs point to Real Madrid, Kaka has recently stated that he would prefer a move to the premiership. He is Fergie's top choice, but it is unclear if it could be negotiated. Eto'o is a similar case, a world class player who is growing bored at his current club. Hargreaves is a lock, but perhaps for as little as 15mil after the long season of injuries. Expect Bale, Nani, Torres, Van der vaart, Robben, Richards and others to get serious consideration. Fergie has been cautious with his funds recently, being unwilling to overpay for talent, but this summer he has the war chest to go after players whose price tags, while enormous, may indeed be worthwhile.

Man Utd Squad 07-08


Nev Rio Vidic Evra

Ronaldo Hargreaves/ Carrick Kaka/ Scholes Giggs/ Nani

Rooney Eto'o

Whu will definitely keep hold of Neill and upson for next season if not curbishley will make a move 4 Curtis Davies of wba. Tevez Reo Coker HarEwood and Ferdinand all set to leave.

The transfers that will go through this summer:

Christian Chivu will sign for Arsenal for 15 million euros.

Johan Elmander will sign for Everton for 8 millions euros.

Carlos Tevez will sign for Liverpool for 12 million euros

Fulham FC Transfer Rumours.

Sylvain Distin - We are in poll position and he is coming down to London the week after next to go through personal terms. Small fee involved rather than a free.

Oguchi Onyewu - the club have been back in touch with his agent to see what plans are at end of loan. Newcastle are willing to pay sizeable fee to take permanent so looks a no go.

Jerome Thomas - is almost certain to come in the Summer for a fee of £1 million even if Charlton stay up. Pardew planning shake-up with a number of bodies leaving. The management have decided Wayne Routledge is definitely going back.

Shabani Nonda - initial enquiries made of his agent. Blackburn have told him they probably won't be able to offer him the length of contract he is looking for so exploring other options.

Robert Green - Curbs wants rid and we are first in the cue apparently. Fee of around £1. 6 million if Cudicni loan does not come off.

Steven Naismith - have had further discussions with Kilmarnock who are also talking to a couple of the large SPL clubs. Fee of around £1 million.

Sami Hyypiä - is definitely leaving Liverpool this Summer and they want some sort of fee while he has a year left. We are in discussions as Coleman wants to bring in two new CB's in the Summer.

Wigan have asked for permission to talk to Papa Bouba Diop again and think they can convince him to move. Fulham are happy for him to go for £5 million as Smertin has found his feet so quickly. The club are back in discussions with Claus and there is a chance of something being resolved. Zat will be allowed to leave if Coleman gets his targets, with Newcastle expressing the strongest interest. Birmingham have approached the club about Collins John again, should they get promoted.

Lucas Neil and Tim Cahill 2 sign 4 Man Utd to replace Neville (to old) and Scholes who wants to play 4 Oldham

I have it on good authority that Joey Gudjonsson will re-sign for Leicester City from Burnley for £120,000. This will be excellent rumours for one LCFC fan named Alex, who idolises JG. In other LCFC rumours, they are set to announce a new feeder club, Scottish team Fort William.

Been hearing these lately :

Billy Sharp to Leicester. - 800 k

joe ledley to Sunderland. - 750 k

Scott Sinclair to Plymouth ( permanent) - 600 k

Nugent to Everton ( 100 % defante ) - 6. 5 million

e . hammond to Bristol City - 250 k

Fryatt to sheff wed - 1. 1 million ( money from sale of bougerra)

and the big one is juve are almost certain 2 table a 9 million pound bid for Lampard. good source, it WILL happen.


Walter Smith has denied he wants David Nugent and Steve Sidwell

Starting Rumours that he was actually watching Preston right-back Graeme Alexander and Reading right-back Greame Murty

Both players were the first and second choice right-backs for Scotland under Smith and it looks like we want one to fill in the gap being played by the inconsistant and poor Alan Hutton

To everyone making up fake rumours - sit down, shut up, and you might learn something!

My rumours today - which, in fact, are far more than a whisper, but serious inside insight - look again into Newcastle United. People have posted in recent Times with some big signings to come to St James' Park (such as Ashton, Crouch and so on) . I have it on good authority that, although Newcastle will make some signings, huge amounts will not be spent, unless money is raised from the sale of assets. Again any squad player positions may be filled with free trasnfers and/ or loan signings.

From what I can tell, Newcastle don't want to lose their best assets such as Owen, Parker, Martins etc, but may sell if the right offer came in for other players, that the club feel are replacable.

Emre will likely leave the club and the country, and seek to ply his trade elsewhere due to the current racism rows, even though he'd like to stay at the club. To replace would possibly be Barton of City, for, I imagine, a more or less like for like fee. Glenn Johnson may be pursued as RB, with Carr set to leave. Sources from the club tell me that Roeder is keen on signing 1 or 2 quality, Young midfield or defensive players curently within the Championship - players like Barnes and Davies are of interest, but not strikers, such as Nugent. Finally, expect some interest to be shown in one or two of the West Ham players that are looking likely for relegation - Ferdinand, Konchesky and so on.

Unlike others, I don't pretend to know all the players coming into a club, or what the team will be for the following season, and I also don't pretend to know exact transfer figures.

- Derka

After wed nites game with Milan Dermott Desmond has finally been convinced that Strachan is the man to take Celtic to the next level and will financially back him in the summer. Targets are Sidwell (as Lennon won't be kept on), David Nugent/ Robbie Keane (as Beattie and Miller just arent good enough, however Miller will be kept for cover) Nugent looking the more likely as Spurs are apparantly looking for 10mil+ Keane. Also Whittaker from Hibs will be brought in as Telfer is leaving. Also Curtis Davies is a possibilty if West Brom don't get promoted.


To the guy who said a few days ago about zigic signing for Spurs and berbatov leaving - wake up man - even if Spurs don't make it in the Uefa cup they are definitely through the back door as mj has stade that intertoto is a must and berbs wants any european action next year, expect him to stay at least one more season and Lennon also but Defoe is on his way. not good enough for benitez but expect man you to make cheeky offer as back up for roonaldo next year, on the Liverpool front - a certain Mr ledley king may be on his way along with swp and Tevez. the vibe meister

The consortium heading the takeover of Coventry City is part funded WWE's Vince McMahon. He sees the acquisition of the Ricoh Arena as big part of UK/ European marketing of the brand and would be a permanent venue for touring WWE events in the UK. The investment in the Club would clear their debt and provide a small transfer kitty for boss Iain Dowie.

Leicester City will have a lot of work to do in the summer if they are achieve their goal of promotion. Rob Kelly will stay as manager and so will the backroom staff. There will be many going in and out for the foxes and here they are:


Svetoslav Todorov - £500,000

Jason Jarret - £250,000

Danny Murphy - £900,000

Luke Moore - Loan

Mohammed Camara - £300,000

Mikeal Forssel - £700,000

Jonathan Greening - £400,000

Amady Faye - £600,000

Dejan Stefanovic: £600,000

Total: £3. 65million


Rab Douglas - Released

Tiatto - Queensland Roar (already signed)

De Vries - £50,000 MK Dons

Elvis Hommond - £45, 000 Swansea

Danny Cadamartari - No New Contract

Total: £95, 000

Championship Rumours

Leicester, Norwich and Ipswich are preparing for the next season with all three teams practically safe.

Leicester will sign Jarrett and Horsefield permenantly for £900,000. In addition, they're looking at signing Mark Yeates permenantly.

Ipswich have signing Francis Jeffers with a view to a permenant in the summer on a free transfer. Jim Magilton is keeping an eye on Charlton's Radostin Kishishev as well.

Norwich are believed to be interested in Julien Brenner from Hearts and striker Jason Scotland both out of contract. They're also believed to be chasing Izale McLeod and are seeking to make loanee David Marshall a permenant signing. Failing that, Tony Warner is believed to be avaliable.

Put your money on Jonathan Woodgate and Daniel Alves being at Liverpool next season. Although Alves is favourite to join Barcelona ahead of Liverpool it is understood the players that he admires the most are Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. Woodgate wants to move to a top 4 club but to stay in the north of England. Also, Klass-Jan Huntelaar has been scouted by Liverpool on numerous occasions. I believe he will be a replacement for Peter Crouch who may rejoin Portsmouth. Talk of Eto'o coming is just the media speculating. He will stay at Barcelona. David Villa will also stay at Valencia. Keep your eye out for Liverpool scouts at Ajax games.

Be serious, Eto'o is going nowhere, Villa won't sign for Liverpool but they will get Tevez instead and will buy swp, they also will bid for kompany

Metzelder to join real on a free only the beginning of a german invasion led by schuster expect Raul, Guti, Cannavaro, carlos, salgado, helguera and emerson leave. klose, Ballack, schweinsteiger and Kaka will join.

Darren Bent will be an Arsenal player come June1st 2007 Wenger sees him as the fox in the box he's been looking for the past 5 yrs he will get the no 9 shirt as baptista will be sent back to Spain in exchange for Woodgate who will arrive on a 5 year deal. Hleb will be farmed out to a Spanish side. Babel will come in along with a goal keeper and a left back .


In- Ribery, baptista (perminant), Woodgate, eto'o, Carson, bale, and Torres?

Out- ljungberg, lehmann, Henry, Senderos.

These signings will help the gooners back to the top!

READING - outs : sodje, halls, Brown, long (loan) gunnarson (loan) stack, golbourne (loan) mate (injured all season, no chance of a second season) .

ins : Zamora, Jarosik, Young (if Charlton go down) bikey (making loan deal permanent) . also coppel will spring a few suprises, as that is his way.

Reading next season : hahneman, Young, ingamarrson, sonko, shorey, hunt, Sidwell, harper, little, doyle, lita. subs : federici, bikey, Zamora, kitson, Jarosik.

Makele is leaving Chelsea in the summer

Lampard will join Barcelona

eric adibal is going to sign for Arsenal

Derby want Andy o'brien

Bolton want nikola zigic

Tottenham are going to bid £2 milion in the summer to sign boa morte

vicenzo montella wants to stay at Fulham

Coventry want julian gray on loan

toon 4 life

It would appear that despite all the media talk of a possible deal taking David Villa to Liverpool, it now seems unlikely to take place. Valencia are now in preliminary talks with Real Madrid following a substantial offer which may see the player signing a pre contract in the next 2-3 weeks. Liverpool have made an enquiry about Ruud Van Nistelrooy and been told that until a pre deal for Villa is done, there will be no discussion surrounding the player's future

To the Leicester fan who thinks Scott Sinclair will be coming to you next season on a season-long loan, I'm sorry to burst your bubble but the word has it that Mourinho is exteremly pleased with his progress at Argyle. So much so that he's granted a further month's loan and is looking to form an unofficial link between Chelsea and Plymouth for the future. Argyle's 17 year old starlet Dan Gosling is already catching Mourinho's eye and could be a summer signing (approx £2M) with a loan-back Clause for next year along with Sinclair. Ian Holloway is already bringing out the best of Scott and the boy loves it down here. Leicester couldn't offer him anything more than he already has at Home Park, especially in the managerial department.

L. F. C will sign Berbatov for £12m. If Darren Bent can ba acquired for the right price then Bellemy will be sold, otherwise he will get 1 more year, Crouch will be sold in the summer.

A bid for Dani Alves will be made but it's 50/ 50 on whether Seville will accept. We will also make a bid for de la Red of R. Madrid. There are ongoing negotiations for numerous Young players, with at least 4 more arrivals. The future really is looking good. YNWA.

GOOOOONER RUMOURS The board have given Arsene Wenger the go ahead to spend big this summer!The first to arrive will be Igor Akinfeev (cska moscow) he will be followed by Franck Ribery (marseille) . These two are done deals!A striker will be signed, it will be from a short list of 3?Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona), Fernando Torres (at. Madrid) and Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Ajax) . Giles Barnes (Derby county) will return to Arsenal in exchange for Jeremie Aliadiere plus a player on loan?Yes I did say return he was at Arsenals academy before his family moved to the east midlands cos of his Dads job!Morgan Schneiderlin (rc strasbourg) will sign on 1/ 6/ 07.

Arsenal will be signing several players in the summer, but half of the names mentioned on this website won't be moving to the Emirates. David Villa, Franck Ribery, Scott Carson? No, no and no. Jens Lehmann is set to leave the club in search of a two year deal, and Gianluigi Buffon will sign on at Arsenal to replace him, though don't be surprised to see Manuel Almunia start next season as the number one. Ribery won't join as Arsene Wenger is preparing a raid for Real Madrid winger Robinho, while Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o will sign a five year contract with the Gunners, but Thierry Henry won't be replacing him at Camp Nou. Eto'o publicly fell out with Frank Rijkaard and Ronaldinho last month and is available for around £27m, but Wenger would be willing to smash the club's record transfer fee barrier to land Eto'o. Arsenal's defeat to PSV has left them with no chance of winning silverware this season, and they know they must freshen up the squad with big name players to challenge for honours next season. The arrival of Buffon, Robinho and Eto'o would definitely make Arsenal realistic title contenders next season.

After going out of the Champs league Barcelona now have a big problem as the top three in the premiership are viewed as favourites across Europe. Their stars now see the prem as the place to be for progression and recognition. This will mean Ronaldinho, Eto'o and Deco coming to the prem and even worse for them Ronaldo, Henry and Lampard staying at their respective clubs. Man United on red alert regards Eto'o and Ronaldinho but can't afford both with Hargreaves and Nani definite additions at OT. Chelsea will be keeping tabs on all three, Liverpool less so with Rafa's interest more towards David Villa. I would predict the more likely outcome to be Eto'o to Man U, Deco and Ronaldinho to Chelsea. Certain fringe players will move out like Richardson, Fletcher etc for Man United and Boulahrouz, Wright-Phillips etc from Chelsea. Contrary to rumour John O'Shea is going nowhere, same for Shevchenko and Robben. A big leaver may be Makelele due to lack of contract extension expectations. Man United also have a close eye on Tevez and Klose if Eto'o goes elsewhere. This summer looks like it will be transfer mad as the top prem teams are so closely matched now. The managers know it will be massively open season next season and a failure to have a depth in the squad means a lack of silverware and Champions league progression. =MANuMICK=

Man City

Stuart Pearce going nowhere, he won't quit and the board won't sack him as they believe he is the one to lead us to glory.

He will sign mostly Young lower league players

Jones, Sharp are two I've heard of plus a right sided defender from Derby, a central defender from Newcastle and a striker from Southend (Eastwood ?) the only biggish name is Benayoun from West Ham- deal already done I'm told.

Old school mate is a City scout and keeps me in the know

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