Football Rumours Archive June 15 2009

 

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Manchester United have lodged a £7m bid for want–away Tottenham winger David Bentley. It is my understanding that Tottenham have already granted Aston Villa permission to speak with the player after they had a bid of £8m accepted, however Bentley is said to be demanding he be allowed to speak to Man U.
Also at Tottenham Harry Redknapp has bid for Arsenal's Brazilian/Croatian striker Eduardo, but has been told the player is not for sale.
  BREAKING NEWS
Barcalona have offered LFC Samuel Etoo plus cash for Barca's top target Javier Mascherano. However if LFC decide to keep him Etoo will stay at Barca despite 20–25 million pound bids from man city as Etoo wants Champo League football. Karim Benzema will definately not be joining man utd or city as Karim wants to stay at Lyon. Arsenal's top targets are Klaas Jan Huuntelaar and Yaya Toure. Chelsea will sign either Sergio Aguero or Alexandre Pato. It will probably be Pato as Aguero is a LFC fan.
So here are the big 4 signinngs

Arsenal ins:
Klaas Jan Huuntelaar (15–17.5 million)
Yaya Toure (8–10 million)
Joe Hart (loan)
Raul Albiol (7–11 million)
outs:
Emanuel Adebayor (25 million)
Nicklas Bendtnar (5–7 million)
Gael Clichy (17–19 million)
Chelsea ins:
Sergio Aguero or Alexandre Pato (35–45 million)
Andrea Pirlo (19–22 million)
Marcos Senna (12–16 million)
Joseph Yobo (9–12 millon)
outs:
Didier Drogba (19–26 million)
Branislav Ivanovitch (3–7 million)
Liverpool ins:
Samuel Etoo (swap)
David Silva (15–18 million
Glen Johnson (9–14 million)
outs:
Javier Mascherano (swap)
Alvaro Arbeloa (7–9 million)
Ryan Babel (11 million)
Andriy Voronin (4–6 million)
Philip Degen (free)
Lucas Leiva (7–8 million)
Charles Itandje (250 thousand)
Manchester United ins:
Thomas Hitzlsperger (6 million)
outs:
Anderson (5–7 million)
Edwin Van Der Sar (retireing)
Ryan Giggs (2–4 million)
Paul Scholes (3 million)
Cristiano Ronaldo (80 million)(already gone!!!)
Those are my big 4 rumours
Y.N.W.A
  Firstly , read this story to the end because even though i am an a season ticket holder at coventry, listen to this on real madrid. 3 days ago me and my friends were on xbox live talking wireless to strangers when we started talking football , they spoke decent english but a little hazy . They said yesterday (4days ago) they went on tour of the stadium , and said how good it was. However, when they reached the managers room there were multiple targets on the white board eg ronaldo , villa and kaka. Although there were targets with ratings next to the players names : maicon 75% complete and hitzelspreger 50% and finally ribery 35% as expected , provably the deamands of bayern. Also they mentioned something off a la liga defender , but i can't remember what the lads name was . Sorry , but there you go football fans , this ridiculous spending seems to continue.
  Bristol City agree fee of £3.75million for Marvin Elliot, the player is deciding over a move to West Brom or Fulham, City have bids accepted for Scott Sinclair(£1.5million), Tomas Danilevičius(£325,00) and De Silva(£1.25million)
  Lets clear this up , higuain is going nowhere as he has been madrid's best player for the last two years ,real will sign david villa and raul albiol for £50m plus two players one of them being negredo, all the dutch boys are up for sale so expect some of them in the premier. glen johnson will sign for chelsea for £20m . Man utd will use the money from ronaldo to sign tevez, alexis sanchez, robben , sakho, hazard, costa, dodo and de rossi or hamsik. spurs will get downing on a seasons loan with dos santos going the other way also they will sign ashley young in exchange for bentley and jenas .
  My uncle works at Ross Hall hospital in Glasgow and there has been an appointment booked for a medical by Glasgow Rangers FC for two people.One of them is booked in as C.Nish and the other as B.Mehmet.Speculation has been sweeping Glasgow since Billy Mehmets supershow against Celtic in the cup for St Mirren.As a result of these two signings Kris Boyd will sign for Shakhtar Donesk for $7m Euros giving boss Walter Smith about 3m to spend on Zander Diamond £1m and Kriss Commons £2m.
  Just come back from a holiday in Argentina. Apparently Pablo Aimar is due to sign for Birmingham City the Argentine press are reporting!!!
  'All the talk of liverpool having no money is a smoke screen as Liverpool have the smallest debt of the top 4.'
Get real!! LFC is not making enough money to pay off the interest on the debt, let alone the debt itself, so where is the money coming from? You are going to have to sell players to buy, so don't expect your club to spend £20 million on Silva or £35 million on Aguero because you simply cannot afford it. Expect Rafa to sell fringe players and maybe Alonso to try and raise funds.
Arsenal to sign Sakho, Melo and Zapata with Hart maybe in on loan.
United to sign Schweinsteiger, Van der Vaart, Tevez and will bid for David Silva.
Chelsea to sign Pirlo, Zhirkov and will bid for Aguero.
  The guy who said ronaldo was in Spain. . How is that even possible even though he is is Las Vegas

Chelsea rumours:

Probably untrue but Chelsea will put in a bid for theo walcott for around 25 million 10% possible

Maldini will take up a coaching role at chelsea and ray Wilkins will stay as he is fluent in Italian so already a good reason to keep him

we will also put in a bid for aguero on Monday morning once Madrid have accepted that they will listen to offers. . His buy out clause in £ 51. 5 million ( 56 euro) with 160,000 post tax. . . . Chelsea will offer Franco di santo on loan and Julian belletti for 2.5 million too

Benzema will stay another year but like the ronaldo deal will be sorted out this summer. . He wants to stay one more year because of the WC and doesn't want to ruin his chances if he doesn't hit the ground running at united

Ribery will not come to the premier league as he has reiterated that he prefers the med lifestyle. . . Barca or real are the only options unless united meet the 70 million buy out clause
  Andrew Surman to Cardiff City for £1 mil.
  David Villa's almost done deal to madrid has collapsed (saturday night–sunday morning) and the Valencia striker will sign for Madrid rivals FC Barcelona in the next few days. Valencia believed Madrid undervalued the player and Barca have come in a with a bigger offer.

Barcelona will also make a concerted effort to add Vidic. Ribery, Macherano and Lahm to the squad to ensure they don't fall behind Madrid in the transfer market.
Eto'o will stay as he is again pricing himself out of a move away and will sign a new contract.
Victor Valdes contract talks have broken down and Barca will look to Asenjo from Valladolid who's deal to Atletico Madrid has not yet been completed due to "unforeseen circumstances"

Barca are waiting for Madrid to spend themselves dry before making moves unless Madrid go for one of their main targets listed above.
  Burnley In:

Lars Jacobsen Free
Jose Baxter Loan
Jermain Beckford £2.5 Million
Oliver Norwood Loan
Gary Caldwell £3 Million

Burnley Out:

Besart Berisha Free
Alex Macdonald Loan
Wes Fletcher Loan
Adam Kay Loan
  Spl

these moves are 80% chances.

rangers – boyd to wigan
ferguson to sunderland

celtic – samaras to west ham

hearts – nade to hibs

st mirren – mehmet to west brom
dorman to middlesborough

hibernian – fletcher to birmingham

motherwell – sutton to dunfermline

watch this space
  TO THE VILLA FAN AND THE ARSENAL PRAT re ASHLEY YOUNG!
lets start with prat that is a supposed knowledgeable gurner? ASHLEY YOUNG is NOT a gurner FULL STOP! as quoted on monday night football, sky sports news, setanta and a monthly magazine, ALL quote ashley young as either saying or themselves saying that he is a SPURS fan! so if the knowledgeable GOONER would like to call sky sports, setanta, the magazine and of course ashley young himself a lier then go for it??? the facts speak for themselves!!! now to the villa fan, and why would ashley young want to go??? read the above also mon would like as reported four spurs player's with spurs ready to offer two of them! the problem at the moment is which two and the valuation of said two? so to cap it all off when spurs played villa on sky sports the commentator mentioned that GARETH BARRY was one of THREE villa players on display who supported SPURS the others being luke young(?) AND ASHLEY YOUNG.

ps hope this can be posted
  Real Madrid have asked for their £80 million back because they have heard that there are big girls blouses being sold at Primark for a fiver. . But seriously though the DIC rumours are rife in Liverpool about takeover, i don't know if its wishful thinking but why all the secrecy if its the case, surelly news would cement certinty allowing transfers to take place. Im confused.com.

EL TORRO
  Hi
I have heard that liverpool have 25 mil plus player sales, and we already have 3 bids in the region of 5 million tabelled, these are tuncay, richards, saviola . he is willing to spend 20 on these three players so the figures could rise.

Then we need a right back and a striker. . The right back will be glen johnson and it we don't get him we will buy a young defender from spain to compete with arbeloa with arby being first choice.

Then theres the 3 players being linked away, Torres to man united will never happen, alonso won't happen unless its a huge deal in the region of kakas and the masch deal is a 50–50 with eto'o and a few million coming the other way.

If we get new owners expect a big signing to show the new owners intent and if we don't get new owners expect a move for owen to keep the fans happy. .

Tevez is still a option, but getting more and more unlikely every day

HERE COMES THE LEAGUE
IN RAFA WE TRUST,
  Liverpool will be signing:

Javi Martinez (13.5mil) C/D/A–M
Yuri Zhirkov (18mil) L–B/WB/M
Micah Richards (5.5mil) C/R–B
Glen Johnson (16mil) R–B/WB
David Silva (19mil) L/R/C–AM

Leaving will be:

Xabi Alonso (26mil) To Real Madrid
Albert Riera (10mil) Spurs, Valencia and Athletico Madrid interested
Andrea Dossena (5.5mil) Juventus interested
Philip Degen (1.1mil) Various clubs interested
Nabil El Zhar (950kmil) Probably to Malaga
Andriy Voronin (3mil) Various clubs interested
Sebastian Leto (3mil) Olympiakos favourites, other clubs interested
Paul Anderson (900k) With a buy back clause. Various clubs interested
Jack Hobbs (750k) SOLD Leicester City
Jordy Brouwer (300k) various vlubs interested
Jermaine Pennant (free) various clubs interested including Milan, Madrid & Pompey
Sami Hyypia (free) CONFIRMED Bayern Leverkusen

Ryan Babel will play more of a central role next season.

Kelly, Plessis, Hamill, Nemeth and a few others will be given contract extensions and then loaned out.
  I was wondering what the many Liverpool supporters on this forum would think to be the amount of money required for the club to consider selling Fernando Torres? From what I understand, at least two clubs are looking very seriously to make bids.

Sharkey
  Liverpool's debt has been dramatically overestimated and the club will have a good summer. They have come out recently saying they will not sell Alonso or Mascherano and they mean it this time. They are putting a big focus on winning the league(meaning lots of depth) next season so won't be selling players but may loan out a few youths to help with deals:
Glen Johnson announced within the week for 15m plus darby on loan.
Juan Mata or Lavezzi confirmed by july for 18m give or take a few million.
Owen or Saviola signed by july for a free or 5m respectively.
Adam Johnson plus David Wheater by july for combined fee of 10m plus Kelly and Hammill on loan.
Aguero and Javi Martinez in January window after a takeover from DIC, for 35m and 14m respectively.
  United:
Firstly, Wheeeeeeeeeey Ronaldo is leaving England!!!

Now, with there money from sales plus competetion bonuses they will be purchasing A.Young(30m), A.Valencia(16m), Benzema(35m) and will try but won't agree personal terms with Tevez or Ribery who will be in city and real shirts next season. Rest of money will go to glazers debt. I think everybody will agree that even these 3 players do not replace Ronaldo and adding the fact that tevez will go aswell plus an already ageing squad, it will be a huge step down.
  To the Bristol City nerd who reckons they will resign Nick Carle must be on drugs. He may not have had the best season, but Warnock rates him as our key player. Anyway, why would take a step in the wrong direction.
Palace are chasing these players:
Simon Cox SWINDON TOWN £1 million Unlikely
Leroy Lita READING Free Transfer Possible
Gary McSheffery BIRMINGHAM Loan Possible
Mark Yeates COLCHESTER UTD £500,000 Unknown
Lee Martin MAN UTD Free Transfer Likely
Scott Sinclair CHELSEA Loan Unlikely
UP THE EAGLES
  Man united fans look !

we will be a stonger team next season with saf buying some great players.My unlcle is cousin to saf and they talk alot and has told me that united will buy:

ashley young – £20/25 million or dadvid silva – £25 million
benzema – £30 million [fergie a big admirier]
marcos senna – £8 million
rob green – £10 million
valencia – £17 million

and will sell:

ronaldo £80 million [done]
fraizer cambell £6 million [done]
manucho £3 million
thomas kuzcack £4.5 million
lee martin [loan]
  Im not related to any scouts or anybody important but this is what i have heard

Arsenal outs
gallas 3–7mil
senderos 6mil
adebayor 23mil
toure 14mil

Arsenal ins
Hangeland 13mil
sahko 7mil
dzeko 8mil
Vermaelen 9mil
huntelaar 18mil
veloso 7mil

chelsea outs
drogba 13mil
mikel 7mil
pizario 3mil
deco 11mil

chelsea ins
Zhirkov 14mil
pato 22mil
gattuso 4mil
young 16mil
sturridge 6mil

liverpool outs
mascherano 14mil
pennant 4mil
xabi alonso 12mil
voronin 2mil

liverpool ins
johnson 7mil
tevez 16mil
downing 8mil

manchester utd outs
ronaldo 80mil
tevez 16mil
evens 8mil
welbeck loan
campbell 6mil
Kuszczak 4mil

manchester utd ins
benzema 17mil
valencia 13mil
silva 14mil
Bertolo 5mil

everton outs
lescott 10mil
Pienaar 7mil
jacobson 2mil
yobo 7mil

everton ins
hunt 1.5 mil
owen 4mil
Moutinho 8mil
ledley 5mil
delph 3mil
thompson 750k

west ham outs
bowyer 1mil
upson 4mil
green 6mil
neil 2.5mil

west ham ins
bates 1mil
Benayoun 3.5mil
fanni 6mil
foley 2mil

manchester city outs
hart loan
ben haim 3mil
Sturridge 6mil
mills loan
jo 4mil

manchester city ins
santa cruz 13mil
eto 19mil
ribery 45mil
forlan 14mil

None of these rumers are accuate they are just what i have heardor read.
  Scott macdonald to birm = 2mill =jmacfadden
s.brown to everton =5mill
a.boruc b.munich =5mill
ins sfletcher= 3.5mill
mcfadden part of smcdonald deal
j.morrison 3.5 mill
l,naylor to wolves =1mill
good times to return to the hoops
  Redknapp at spurs given £70m to spend.
He will buy:
– Huntelaar (18m)
– A Young (16m)
– Jarque (From Espanyol – 12m)
– Akinfeev (6m)

and believe it or not

– Ronaldinho (20m)

I'm close to the agency that took modric to spurs, rosicky to arsenal and diarra to Real Madrid among others.

Going out will be

Bent
Huddlestone
Zokora
Jenas
Ghaly
Bale
Assou Ekotte
Gunter
Gomes
  Latest from Ashton Gate.
New signings to be confirmed this week. .
Leandro from Hungarian club (not sure of the fee)
Scott Sinclair from Chelsea 2m
Anderson de Silva from Barnsley 1m
Mark Yeates from Colchester 400k
Sam Sodje from Reading Free
A few more to come in before the season starts – GJ talking with Lee Martin tomorrow (monday) after 1.5m bid accepted by Man.Utd but he's also to talk with Ipswich this week. Paul Gallagher from Blackburn will also be in talks this week after a 1m bid was accepted by Blackburn and another striker on loan from a premiership club – but that is under wraps.
  Spurs will sign
G.Inler 8million
E.Hazard 10million
K.J.Huntelaar 15million
D.Srna 8million
M.Sakho 8million
COYS
  Expect too see this from arsenal as the are set to gear up for the title challenge firstly adebayor won't b sold fact !

ins;
blaise matudi (7.5 plus future installments)
salomon kalou (6 mill)
mamadou sakho (6mill plus future installments)
edin dzeko (12mill)
thomas vermaelen (8mill)
kakha kaladze (4mill)

outs;
william gallas (bordeaux 5 mill)
alexandre song ( fc porto 3 mill)
amaury bischoff ( vitoria gumirases 1.7mill)
nikalas bendther ( juvents 5mill)
denison (bordeaux 7mill)
  As unbelievable as it sounds Everton are genuinely pursuing Ashley Young. However, Villa are virulently against letting him go on the cheap and as such are looking at £30+ million and a British record fee. Villa asked for Lescott/Arteta + Pienaar and some cash for Young but Everton don't fancy this deal.

Spurs are monitoring the situation with all four of Bentley, Huddlestone, Jenas and Bent being offered to Villa in exchange. It seems to be an interesting transfer battle brewing around Youngy and I'd expect top four clubs (In particular United and Chelsea) to start sniffing around.

Across town at Blues Joey Barton is said to be close to signing for £5 million. McLeish thinks that he and Bowyer would be a fantastic midfield partnership around which a successful team can be built. Expect Sheffield United winger Lee Hendrie to join up too.
  I am pleased to hear that the Belgians are in fact known around england. As a belgian myself it's a lil easyer for me to hear things about their transfers.

Dembele – probably won't leave, he has got a starting place in Champ. League football so he will not go, unless offcourse AZ is kicked out early after group stages.

Hazard – yes, our so called wonder, he is very young, and he said that he finds it wonderful these rumours are going along. Though, he just got of the bench this year in Lille, he is not even wearing a suit there, which is a sign of not being a tudor for the team. He wants to gain this and he will probably leave the year after, simular to Fellaini.

Defour & Witsel – This is a hard nut to crack, only thing they say are, we won't leave if we don't get a decent offer. Meaning, for someone like defour, Aston Villa is a big option, especially now with Barry gone, don't expect them to go to a club like e.g. Wigan or Hull. No offene.

Vermaelen – This is a rumour that is closest to it. If he really gets an offer from a team like arsenal, he will not even think twice, as he says so himself. Not that he doesn't like playing for Ajax, he just thinks he is ready to go up a level.

No for non belgians.
Alonso & Mascherano, not going anywhere, read it on LFC Official site, just like how you could easily read that manu had received an offer for ronaldo when half of the people on here were still writing he wasn't going anywhere.

Glen Johnson is highly rated to go somewhere, as pompy received a offer from a club, which they don't want to name.

No real rumours, more facts, but then its true.
Your friendly Belgian –– Dr G ––
  Although i am involved in a major shearholder in west ham utd i am here to set the record straight,
manchester united can NOT buy alexis sanchez from udinese as he is co–owned by ac milan too who value him at high regard and a long term replacement for kaka. if they was to buy him they would have to have a bid accepted from both parties.

im not sayin i own the club, i jus work for the buisness that the owner also owns.

Also, liverpool have contacted west ham several times over the past month, they are looking into signing lucas neil, and also mark noble who they feel has the drive and determination to challenge javier mascherano for a place in the team. The reason they are looking at lucas neil is because they have already used the majority of their funds on a big name signing and can't afford glen johnson, i don't know the big name signing its jus what iv been told

thanks for reading

––JD4––
  Apparently Chelsea are going to swap Didier Drogba for Pato and £5m
  From a source very close to a board member at Falkirk FC:

Scott Arfield will sign for Burnley for £850,000 within the next week. He has already been to the new Premier League club to discuss terms and has been shown around the stadium.

The fee will also include a 10% sell on clause and a friendly arranged for 2010.
  To the guy that said.

My mates the manager at a casino in walsall and he saw chris hutchings with nuno valente this afternoon. wonder what they were talkin about.

you are chatting bubbles mate.Valente is retiring from football after been released from everton.

realistic rumours.

walsall will NOT sign Savage on a permanent signing.his wage is to high but there is a could be a loan move.

Walsall are in talks with 2 strikers.one is expected to be Byfield and the other is unknown.

Young Kiddiminster midfielder Russ Penn is on Chris Hutchings wanted list.

Will Grigg could be going out on loan to Burton albion along with former walsall loanee Robin Shroot from Birmingham City.

The usual rumour about Jimmy Walker returning is not true.Ince and Gilmartin have recently signed new contracts.

Hutching also wants a new Right Winger, so Nicholls can play a more forward role.

Zaaboub will accept the contract offer before Wednesday because Hutchings has gave him a dead line of Wednesday.He wants to leave it as late as possible.

I will be keeping you up–to–date with all Walsall rumours i hear.

UP THE SADDLERS
  I hear that Man.City are gonna sign Kolo Toure for 15 million, And Chelsea are gonna sign Moussa Dembele,Arsenal look o sign Thomas Vermalaen for definate soon from Ajax, And Man.Utd might sign Franck Ribery for 65 million form the fees that they get from Ronaldo.
  To the person who said "Why would Glen Johnson go to Man U? There's already 5 left backs there". Neville's too old and will retire soon, Wes Brown is set to move on as his time at Utd is done, John O'Shea is a long way behind Johnson in terms of quality, and Rafael's still to young. So, Johnson would clearly be the first choice left–back at Utd with Rafael acting as understudy. So,

Man Utd ins:

R.Green – 10 mil
G.Johnson – 15 mil
KJ–Huntelaar – 17 mil
Masherano or Y.Toure – 35 or 10 mil
Ronaldinho or C.Fabregas – 17 or 35 mil
K.Benzema – 35 mil
F.Torres – 40 mil

Outs:

E.Van Dar Sar
G.Neville / All to retire, thanks for the
R.Giggs / memories boys – all legends!
P.Scholes

W.Brown – Aston Villa – 5 mil
C.Tevez – Man City – 29 mil
D.Berbatov – Spurs – 30 mil
  West ham transfer action

Ins:
Sturidge: Man City 2.5 mill
Jiminez: Inter loan (view to permanent deal)
Rod Fanni: Rennes 5 mill
Spurr: Sheff wed 1 mill
Beavers: Sheff wed 1.5 mill
Owen: newcastle Free

Total: 10 Million

Outs:
Faubert: Monaco 4.5 mill
Quashie: Burnley 100K
Davenport: Sunderland 1.5 mill
Neill: Man City Free
Gabbidon: Cardiff 1 mill
Bowyer: Birmingham Free
Di Michele: Bari Free
Tristan: Ancona Free
Spector: Birmingham 2 mill
Sears: Sheff Wed LOAN
Payne: C.Palace LOAN

Total: 9.1 Mill

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