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    Man U may get their striker soon.

    As long as the other big 4 dont get anything we can look forward to the new season with glee.

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    News of the World go crazy with rumours over the weekend! Wanna sell more papers!

    Manchester United are close to sealing a deal to land West Ham's Argentine star Carlos Tevez but face a battle with Inter Milan. (News of the World/The People)

    Gunners manager Arsene Wenger will "categorically" remain at Arsenal next season. (News of the World)

    Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez will not be given mega-bucks by the club's American owners to splash out on top stars. (News of the World)

    Manchester United could face a £10m battle with Juventus for Dutch star Klaas Jan Huntelaar. (News of the World)

    Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has had talks with LA Galaxy. (News of the World)

    Newcastle are hoping to pip Arsenal for Auxerre full-back Bakari Sagna. (News of the World)

    Newcastle have made a £9m move to take Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy back to St James' Park. (News of the World)

    Birmingham manager Steve Bruce wants to sign Liverpool keeper Scott Carson on a long-term loan for next season. (News of the World)

    Birmingham are the target of a £70m takeover bid by a mystery Far East businessman. (News of the World)

    Sunderland are hoping to sign former Newcastle defender Andy O'Brien. (News of the World)

    Reading have joined the battle to sign West Brom's Wales midfielder Jason Koumas for about £6m. (News of the World)

    Spurs striker Jermain Defoe has snubbed the chance to make a £12m return to West Ham. (News of the World)

    Bolton are leading the chase for Reading's Irish winger Stephen Hunt. (News of the World)

    Birmingham boss Steve Bruce is chasing Everton striker James Beattie. (News of the World)

    Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is lining up a move for Hamburg's Dutch international midfielder Nigel de Jong. (News of the World)

    West Ham are demanding £10m for unsettled skipper Nigel Reo-Coker. (News of the World)

    Yakubu is on the brink of walking out on Middlesbrough. (News of the World)

    Preston striker David Nugent will definitely leave the club to play in the Premiership next season. (News of the World)

    The rest are here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/foot...rs/6738155.stm

    BTW, seen him before? Kerlon the 'Seal'!
    Rising Brazilian star Kerlon is set to join Middlesbrough from Cruzeiros. (The People)
    i find kerlon's dribbling with the head is kinda stupid. talented nonetheless
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er View Post

    As long as the other big 4 dont get anything we can look forward to the new season with glee.
    Not possible la. Chelsea already got 2 freebies and their wallet is bottomless and Liv still has to spend their 40m war chest! Arsenal got 15-20m kitty I guess.

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    LFC may not have the mega $ to BBB

    Arsenal still got restructure to do before BBB

    Chelskis trying to get world class players for free? Those players they get prob are just squad players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein View Post
    i find kerlon's dribbling with the head is kinda stupid. talented nonetheless
    Why leh?

    Can you imagine if he waves pass defenders in that manner, the only way to stop him is to hack him down so I tot that was a very clever tactic.....maybe one day Fifa will clamp down this kind of dribbling if he gets too much attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er View Post
    LFC may not have the mega $ to BBB

    Arsenal still got restructure to do before BBB

    Chelskis trying to get world class players for free? Those players they get prob are just squad players.
    Hmmm......I think 40m is not megabucks like as in the rumoured 100m. Its well within their budget. Their CL earnings will be at least 30-35m when they got to the final and plus this season's bumper TV deal at +- 40m, I think they have the $$$$. Its whether they stingy or not.

    I guess Arsenal will have 15-20m to spend and Chelsea's squad is already more than good enough to win the league and others. The freebies are to strengthen the squad and to cope with the loss of African players next season when the African Nations Cup kick off. Further more, Roman's words cannot be trusted. 50m is like $50 to him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    Why leh?

    Can you imagine if he waves pass defenders in that manner, the only way to stop him is to hack him down so I tot that was a very clever tactic.....maybe one day Fifa will clamp down this kind of dribbling if he gets too much attention
    Yeah I think its interesting. FIFA got no such rules as of now. Can imagine when he managed to get near the penalty box.......

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    Today's transfer rumours:

    Liverpool could set their sights on £16m Diego Forlan rather than Barcelona's £35m-rated Samuel Eto'o. (The Times)

    David Beckham has snubbed a last-ditch attempt to persuade him to stay with Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

    Manchester United have been told they will need to stump up £40m if they want to buy Carlos Tevez. (Daily Star)

    But they are only willing to pay £12m, with Inter Milan prepared to splash out £34m on the Argentine. (Independent)

    Newcastle are interested in signing French winger Ludovic Giuly from Barcelona for just £1.5m. (Daily Mirror)

    David Nugent has told Everton he will not wait all summer to clinch a move to Goodison Park. (Daily Mail)

    Lyon could start an auction to sell Florent Malouda, with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and AC Milan all interested. (Daily Express)

    West Ham are chasing Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe and Liverpool frontman Craig Bellamy. (Daily Mirror)

    Tal Ben Haim is willing to turn down Chelsea to sign for former Bolton boss Sam Allardyce at Newcastle. (Daily Express)

    Everton could offer Gary Naysmith and even James McFadden in a bid to land Sheffield United captain Phil Jagielka. (Daily Mirror)

    Man Utd defender Gabriel Heinze says he would consider an offer from Barcelona. (Daily Star)

    Wigan are confident of tying up the signing of former Chelsea right-back Mario Melchiot on a free transfer. (The Sun)

    Sunderland are favourites to sign Neil Lennon after he turned down Wycombe. (The Times)

    Aston Villa are lining up a move for Hamburg's Holland international midfielder Nigel de Jong. (Daily Mirror)

    Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has made Middlesbrough's former Pompey striker Yakubu his top transfer target. (Various)

    Keith Gillespie is set to snub Bolton in favour of a new improved contract at Sheffield United. (Daily Mirror)

    Manchester United winger Jamie Mullan is poised to join Leeds on a free transfer. (Daily Mirror)

    Paris St Germain boss Paul Le Guen is battling with Portsmouth and Lyon to sign Wigan striker Henri Camara. (Daily Record)

    Garry O'Connor's agent claims the Lokomotiv Moscow striker would relish a return to British football. (Daily Record)

    Hibs boss John Collins has been warned he will have to break his wage structure to land Celtic keeper David Marshall. (Daily Record)

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    Today's transfer rumours:

    Liverpool could set their sights on £16m Diego Forlan rather than Barcelona's £35m-rated Samuel Eto'o. (The Times)

    Manchester United have been told they will need to stump up £40m if they want to buy Carlos Tevez. (Daily Star)

    But they are only willing to pay £12m, with Inter Milan prepared to splash out £34m on the Argentine. (Independent)
    Haha Liv going for Forlan!

    40m for Tevez is really ! Might as well save 3m and bid 37m for Eto! Man Utd dun really have the budget to compete with the big clubs after spending 50m. Hope can get Klass Huntelaar but facing a fight with Juv for him.

    Portugal legend Sousa hails Nani
    Portuguese football legend Paulo Sousa believes Manchester United newcomer Nani has the potential to become one of the best footballers in the world.

    Capped 51 times by Portugal and now an assistant coach for the national team, Sousa says Nani has enormous potential.

    "He's very explosive and very strong. He's fast and is going to be a great signing for United," he told BBC Sport.

    "I think that in the next five or 10 years, he and Cristiano Ronaldo can become the best players in the world."

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    Read this comment by the scout of Chel$ki. I see it as a case of sour grapes.


    Chelsea scout Piet de Visser has had a dig at Manchester United, claiming new signing Nani may not be good enough for the Premiership.

    De Visser has been asked by Blues owner Roman Abramovich to identify young talent to bring to Stamford Bridge, but has cast doubt on whether United's big-money signing can cut it in the English league.

    Dutchman De Visser admits the 20-year-old midfielder has huge potential, but reckons his crossing lets him down and claims he holds onto the ball for too long.

    De Visser, who recommended John Obi Mikel to Chelsea, told The Sun: "This boy is, as far as his skills are concerned, a super talent.

    "He had his training with Sporting Lisbon and technically he is so good, he is almost perfect.

    "But I also stress that despite all his talent he may not be right for the Premier League.

    "His crosses are sometimes OK, sometimes bad.

    "He dribbles too much with the ball because he wants to entertain, not because he wants to be effective.

    "Cristiano Ronaldo had the same problem when he first played for United."


    If he dribbles too much 'cos he wants to entertain, then it's not a problem for ManU as Ronaldo had the same problem in his first season at OT. Look what SAF had done to him and for all the things that Ferguson had done, Ronaldo turned out to be a sensation this season. Likewise, SAF can tame Nani's excessive dribbling and turn him to be another Ronaldo.
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    A very interesting piece of news which I doubt will happen given that ManU is not short of goalkeeper.

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/110620...ye-ustari.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    Read this comment by the scout of Chel$ki. I see it as a case of sour grapes.


    Chelsea scout Piet de Visser has had a dig at Manchester United, claiming new signing Nani may not be good enough for the Premiership.

    Dutchman De Visser admits the 20-year-old midfielder has huge potential, but reckons his crossing lets him down and claims he holds onto the ball for too long.

    De Visser, who recommended John Obi Mikel to Chelsea, told The Sun: "This boy is, as far as his skills are concerned, a super talent.

    "He had his training with Sporting Lisbon and technically he is so good, he is almost perfect.

    "But I also stress that despite all his talent he may not be right for the Premier League.

    "His crosses are sometimes OK, sometimes bad.

    "He dribbles too much with the ball because he wants to entertain, not because he wants to be effective.

    "Cristiano Ronaldo had the same problem when he first played for United."

    He is a little right that his crosses are not very good and its a concern but when Giggsy started, his crosses isn't too great as well. I believe SAF can get the best out of Nani and esp with his 3 amigos, Quiroz, Anderson and Ronaldo can help.

    And he also said that Nani is a super talent!

    Man Utd plays to entertain and to win. To do both, entertain and win things is very difficult and Chelsea till now can't achieve it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    He is a little right that his crosses are not very good and its a concern but when Giggsy started, his crosses isn't too great as well. I believe SAF can get the best out of Nani and esp with his 3 amigos, Quiroz, Anderson and Ronaldo can help.

    And he also said that Nani is a super talent!

    Man Utd plays to entertain and to win. To do both, entertain and win things is very difficult and Chelsea till now can't achieve it.
    Yeah, that's right, Chel$ki's games were most of the time very boring and they won many matches by very slim margin whereas ManU's games were by and large very entertaining which attracted alot of neutrals. Ppl pay money to watch an entertaining game and not a boring one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    A very interesting piece of news which I doubt will happen given that ManU is not short of goalkeeper.

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/110620...ye-ustari.html
    Interesting but Foster is a long term injury, will be out for long and that leaves us VDS and Tomasz. If 1 get injured, then got problem liao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    Yeah, that's right, Chel$ki's games were most of the time very boring and they won many matches by very slim margin whereas ManU's games were by and large very entertaining which attracted alot of neutrals. Ppl pay money to watch an entertaining game and not a boring one.
    John Terry said that he will pay just to watch Cristino Ronaldo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    John Terry said that he will pay just to watch Cristino Ronaldo!

    Then he should watch Ronaldo, Nani and Anderson run past his defense.

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    if can land Kerlon too....midfield will be so packful of talent that i think there will be NO excuse for our strikers not to score!

    now can almost form the complete midfield team A2 oredi.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    John Terry said that he will pay just to watch Cristino Ronaldo!
    Erm...he steals this word from Roy Keane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong View Post
    if can land Kerlon too....midfield will be so packful of talent that i think there will be NO excuse for our strikers not to score!

    now can almost form the complete midfield team A2 oredi.....
    Getting another midfielder is the last thing that SAF wanna do. The midfield is already so crowded, besides the new players like Nani, Anderson and Hargreaves, we already have Giggs, Scholes, Park, Ronaldo, Fletcher, Richardson and Carricks. That makes a total of 10 midfielders which formed into midfielder set A and set B for rotation purpose. A striker is still the existing priority and a rightback if fund permits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er View Post
    Then he should watch Ronaldo, Nani and Anderson run past his defense.
    Ya and after that, he must pay up!

    Big Kahuna, I've no idea but I read from papers that JT said that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    Getting another midfielder is the last thing that SAF wanna do. The midfield is already so crowded, besides the new players like Nani, Anderson and Hargreaves, we already have Giggs, Scholes, Park, Ronaldo, Fletcher, Richardson and Carricks. That makes a total of 10 midfielders which formed into midfielder set A and set B for rotation purpose. A striker is still the existing priority and a rightback if fund permits.
    Maybe Fergie fancy fielding all the 10 midfielders to play total football...ohter team will be jialat liao

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