Football Rumours Archive March 09 2008


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Liverpool rumours:


David Bentley (£7 million)

Ashley Young (£6 million)

Jamie O'Hara (£4.5 million)

Marc Crosas (Only if O'Hara does not sign)

D. Pacheco, K. Nemeth + N. Eccleston (Promoted to first team)

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As Liverpool think they are good enough.


Dirk Kuyt (Ajax) –£3 million

John Arne Riise (Aston Villa) –£2.5 million

Scott Carson (Aston Villa) –Free cause of A. Young

Harry Kewell (Blackburn) – Free cause of Bentley

Anthony Le Tallec (Bordeaux) –£1 million

Sami Hyypia (Celtic) –Free

Jordy Brouwer (Colchester) –£500,000

David Amoo (Crystal Palace) (Loan)

Jack Hobbs (Manchester City) (Loan)

Jermaine Pennant (Portsmouth) –£5 million

Charles Itandje (Reading) –£3 million

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) –£14 million

Marvin Pourie (Scunthorpe) (Loan)

Andriy Voronin (Shalke) –Free

Sebastian Leto (Wigan) (Loan)

Thanks for Reading. = ) S10

  The Hammers

There will be made a lot of changes in the Summer, Curbishley will get another job at the club and another manager appointed. Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson is in talks with 3 managers at the moment but nothing has been clinched yet.

Gianluca Nani will be made the technical director and will play a big part alongside the new manager in the changes in the playing staff.

Players who will be sold are Hayden Mullins, Lee Bowyer, Bobby Zamora, Dean Ashton, Calum Davenport, James Collins, Danny Gabbidon, Matthew Etherington, John Paintsil, Carlton Cole and Nigel Quashie.

The new manager will get 60 – 80 million pounds in the Summer to spend on players.

  Vladamir Romanov is lining up a move for South Korean International forward Lee Dong–Gook. The superstar of Korea will join in the Summer after Middlesbrough told him he has no future at the club. Romanov views the forward as a ideal opportunity to market the club to the Asian market. Expect more players from this part of the world to come over during the Summer months as Romanov targets a different source of revenue for the club. Romanov is also negotiating some high profile friendly games with clubs from Asia.

  Crystal Palace are looking for a sriker to take on loan and these are the players warncock is looking at:

David Healy

Robert Earnshaw

David Nugent

Hider Helgusson

Rob Hulse

Freddy Eastwood

Danny Webber

Jason Roberts

David Connolly

anthony strokes

  Mark Hughes has told the owners that he is planning to leave Blackburn Rovers after next season although some believe he may even head out this Summer and take a break from football management before eventually succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson as Man United manager. Blackburn have been lining up Alan Shearer and Mike Newell as surprise replacements although Frank Rijkaard may be in contention as he could be step down as FC Barcelona manager this Summer by Mutual consent with Jose Mourinho already lined to take over at Nou Camp.

Rafael Benitez will be given one more season to prove himself in the Premier League, he will not be leaving this Summer. Expect Rafinha, Aguero, Heinze, Onouha and David Silva to arrive this Summer.

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  Everton may sign Mark Viduka for £1 million this Summer. the Hammers will sign Andrew Johnson for £7.5 million while Dean Ashton will move to Newcastle provided they are not relegated. Everton will be happy to let Johnson go as Moyes expects to use Anichebe far more as well as Vaughan.

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  Alan Curbishley could be sacked as the Hammers manager this Summer with Croatia Manager Slaven Bilic set to take over following his Euro 2008 campaign. Paolo DiCanio could be announced as Bilic's assistant. Expect Bilic to sign Dario Srna for £6 million from Shakhtar Donetsk and even Luka Modric for £14 million from Dinma Zagreb. He will also look to bring in Fabio Aurelio from Liverpool on loan. Bilic will also sign Pandev from Lazio but the Hammers may have to may compensation to Roma who may have agreed a deal in provision. Finally the Hammers may sign Benni McCarthy who is reportedly unhappy at Blackburn.

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  Moves that will happen are

Didier Drogba to Milan

Quaresma and Rafael van der Vaart to Inter

Mario Gomez to man u

Ivan Rakitic to Arsenal

  Colchester United set to sack george Williams. Due to fans wanting him to resign and fans urging the board to sack him because the standard of football has been very poor. Ian Dowie Paul Ince or Teddy Sheringham one of these will takeover. But the fans favourite is Martin Allen the ex MK Dons and Leicester manager. Col you for Life.

  Why do people keep coming on here saying that JoLeon LeScott will be moving for £10 million. And why would we sell him to our biggest rivals Liverpool for £11 million. If Ferdinand costs 30 million, then LeScott is worth the same price. Onto real rumours, Everton will seal the permanant signing of Steven Pienaar for £2.5 million early next week. In the Summer, Moyes is looking for players who will help them to make the step up. Names on the list are Miguel from Valencia, Manuel Fernandes (permanant) or Zdravko Kuzmanovic and Hatem Ben Arfa

  Sven Goran–Eriksson is currently examining Heerenveen's Michael Bradley and Stuttgart's Mario Gomez as he looks to bolster Manchester City's attack in the Summer.


  With Ex Ranger John Brown now manager at Clyde strong rumour of young Rangers Furman and Lennon going on loan. Ross Tokely of Inverness Caley

may move to Celtic to solve full back problem and

arm band will be the incentive for him.

  Frank Lampard could sign for Man United as A replacement for Paul Scholes. Would be a good addition to the Midfield. A rumour that is flying around Manchester at the moment according to my m8.

  After an impressive performance Sir Alex would turn his attention to Portsmouth's right back Glenn Johnson who can be fill the departing Wes Brown's position and can be adequate cover for the injury prone Gary Neville. About £6.5 million bid+ clauses would be enough to bring him to Old Trafford. Louis Saha's another injury makes another few headaches for Fergie, so in the Summer he will buy a reliable forward. Despite of the fact that Karim Benzema will not be available this Summer, Man United will line up a mega £28 million bid for his service. But Benzema is going to stay in Lyon for another year, so Sir Alex will join in a battle with Real Madrid for the signing of Montenegro Wonder–kid Stefan Jovetic for at least £10 million would be necessery. If the deal will not go trough he will consider a move for K. J. Huntelaar for £18 million+ clauses.

  Avram Grant to go back to being director of football next season after shocking loss to Barnsley.

Anyone of Lippi, Rijkaard, ancelotti or Mancini to take over the reigns.


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