Footy In A Week

The Rumour Mill – Behind the World Cup scenes
June 13, 2006, 1:01 pm
Filed under: The Rumour Mill

Manchester United

Reports are saying that Tottenham have given up on trying to keep Michael Carrick at the club. Manchester are willing to pay £15m for the player Alex Ferguson sees Carrick as the long time replacement for Roy Keane. They're also trying to sign Diarra for £10m from Lyon.

Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rumenigge admits the club is considering a swoop for Manchester United misfit Ruud van Nistelrooy, but the latest reports say that Ruud has made peace with Ferguson, and will stay with United.


Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is watching developments at Juventus carefully. French international David Trezeguet could be an addition to the Anfield squad as the Reds look for another striker to bolster their ranks following the departure of Fernando Morientes. And reports in Italy suggest the Spaniard has also set his sights on midfielder Mauro German Camoranes. It all depends on the Juve situation and wether they'll be relegated to Seria B.

Newspaper reports in the UK yesterday claimed that Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is interested in signing Spanish starlet Alberto Zapater. The 21-year-old Real Zaragoza midfielder is known to Benitez from his Valencia days.

Dietmar Hamann was given permission to leave, and Bolton has asked for his services. But the German is still undecided if he should jump ships. Liverpool will get £500,000 from Bolton if he moves.

Real Betis 

Real Betis winger Joaquin has said he will stay at Real Betis this season and turn a possible move to the premiership. Liverpool, as well as numerous Premier League clubs have all been interested in the star. “He is a great coach, he has already demonstrated this and I hope that Betis takes advantage of all his wisdom. I want to stay with Betis. This season, yes, I know clearly that I want to stay with them.”  

The rest..

Lyon are saying that they have Franck Ribery in the bag.

Chelsea are interested in signing Cannes youngster Yoann Gouffran

Everton winger Andy van der Meyde has admitted he wants to return to Italy.


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