Football Rumours Archive August 02 2010

 

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02 Aug 2010 22:29:49
'There is now way stoke or west ham will sign loic remy im sorry.'


And you got this inside info from where exactly? Please tell us all.

I think there could very well be a surprise on this front if the French media reports are true. Obviously you know better

Lyon want cash up front for Remy and Stoke by all accounts are willing to do that and he could sign this week according to reports in France(1)(5)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:36:13
To all the idiots that say in the know how. and know about mcgeady what a pile of pish, to thom who don't know, he is going to moscow with his gf to check the ground out, see training facilities and to check it out, he not going to sign, he only going to see what on offer and what its like as doesn't know much, there is know decision he will go, so for use saying he will sign, bull st unless your mistic meg and know what he will do before mcgeady does lmao, its obvious that mcgeady wants to go to epl. and only clubs that showed interest was villa and birmingham, but no solid offers, and for those who say he been pushed out the door is bull, and that celtic in deeper water financialy than thought, another load of crap, celtic plc is in good shape and maintain there finances well, not like across the city..if mcgeady doesn't like it then no deal simple as that, its all up to mcgeady and to those thinking they will push him out the door no nothing about mcgeady, lennon or the board. so stop talking crap, no its a rumour st, but all these so called people that in know clearly no nothing bout football or whats going on lol sado's(3)(8)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:36:55
United will make ozil there main sighning of the summer, this is easy to see as the 25 man squad comes in to play, and hargreaves, anderson won't be in it and also as cleverly another midfielder will be loned out.(5)(6)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:39:32
Arsenal to sign a goalkeeper & a centere back. Almunia to be sold(4)(5)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:40:11
Stv apparently show ing "the media frenzy at glasgow airport" about craig bellend sorry bellamy, this does not exist, no frenzy, no bellers, no title for celtic. walter smith is too cunning for a young pup like neil lennon. RFC 3 in a row. and 3 new players in the next 2 weeks. 1 striker and 2 wingers. guarenteed(4)(9)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:41:09
This is my first ever post. I've just been told that within 48hrs Arsenal will announce the double signing of Gary Cahill (Bolton) and Lloris (lyon).
Almunia has been informed that he has no future at Arsenal and will not be involved against Legia on saturday.(7)(3)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:44:01
Leicester news:
An Asian consortium will take over Leicester by Wednesday and it will be announced by Friday.
They are in talks with Sven about becoming Director of Football, and this was discussed with Sousa before he was appointed.
They will try (and most probably fail) to sign David Beckham.
They WILL sign at least 1 BIG name player to boost the profile of the club and signal their intent.
Sousa will get around £3m to spend on new players this month. (Not including the big name signing)
Milan Mandaric will maintain control of the club with a 51% stake initially but it is agreed that he will stand down at the end of the season.
Lee Hoos will leave the club
Rosenior, Lamey and a central midfielder are set to be announced in the next 48 hours.
Several players will be moved on to allow more fresh faces into the squad.(1)(4)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:11:50
Miralem Sulejmani will join West Ham by the end of the week on a loan with a view to a permanent move.

They deal has fully agreed by everyone involved, the only thing stopping Sulejmani signing now is the fact that Ajax's replacement for him, Mounir El Hamdaoui, was not signed in time to be registered for this round of the Champions League so they need Sulejmani to play in the 2nd leg on Wednesday.

Expect the confirmation late office hours Thursday or sometime Friday.

~RM~(8)(2)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:14:27
Anyone els wondering why there is now a clip of craig bellamyon the celtic website ? i mean hartson and larsson have retired but why bellamy. plus the other two have been there for a while.

just so you know tho don't think celtic will get bellamy. tho if they do then watch out spl. celtic already looking annoyingly strong this season. well apart from that halarious game against braga.(3)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:17:19
I told you in the last couple of weeks about Kayal to Celtic, Keinan to Blackpool and BenHaim to Westham.
now:
Westham signed Tal BenHaim. 3 years deal. it's finaly done.
Guy Assulin is training (on Trial) with Man City.
Birmingham are interested in Tsepo Mesilela, the LB of Maccabi Haifa and South Africa. he is very quick and has a good technic ability. if they do sign him, expect to see many assistes from this guy, great player (IMO he can be a good and cheap option for Liverpool if the takeover doesn't happen and if Insua leaves).

Liverpool fan from Israel.(3)(2)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:25:39
Tudor Jones who was expected to move to plymouth on loan could now turn to full time move following his good display vs saltash norwich will sign two more players.(1)(1)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:26:08
Ricardo Carvalho to move to Real Madrid . Will happen in coming weeks. David Luiz, Bruno Alves or Pepe to replace him.(6)(2)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:58:34
Gary Cahill seen at Arsenal training ground today. £8mil deal to be confirmed Thursday or Friday this week. Also expect a bid for Lyon goalkeeper Lloris before Sept 1st, after Wenger has mentioned his goalkeepers "Bottle it" in big matches.(9)(11)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:59:51
02 Aug 2010 20:06:59
I have just seen flamini at arsenals traning ground in st albans there has been talk of him y would he be there if he is not signing?

Because he was playing for Milan in the Emirates Cup this weekend and was merely visiting old friends. There's nothing else to it than this sorry! If you'd been at the match on Sat/Sun, you'd also realise that Flamini is as popular as a Melton Mowbray stall at Finsbury Mosque! He's done jack sht since he left and only gets a game when either Seedorf, Beckham, Pirlo or Gattuso are injured/suspended. Emmanuel Frimpong also made him look decidely average on Sat afternoon.

CB: Mertesacker (£11M) is main target with Subotic (£16M) closely behind. Back up also being looked at in Emir Spahic. With City having to trim their squad, Vincent Kompany is another player Wenger has long admired and if the price was right (£45M), a permanent deal could be done.
GK: No deal for Schwarzer, but Osasuna will take Almunia for around £3m if Wenger can replace him by Sept. Seb Frey and Maarten Stekelenburg are the two main targets but Wenger is playing a waiting game in the hope that he can land a deal for Joe Hart should Mancini opt for Shay Given as his No.1. This would only be a 1yr loan deal however.(3)(8)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:02:35
The whole mcgeady scenario is becoming a huge problem for celtic i've heard from a good source that he will only leave the hoops for a spanish team (family reasons) but it looks like the celtic board are pushing for his sale and clearly the bigger the fee the better and unless there's a miracle in the champo qf's this money will be used to cover our losses but i think we could do with a decent goalie and let the rest of the bhoys gel to many players at one time never works(6)(6)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:04:01
For anyone that believes the bellamy coming to glasgow on stv news it is a lie. you can watch tonights episode on the stv player online if you don't believe me.(7)(7)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:04:14
RE: STV News at 6 has shown the media frenzy at Glasgow Airport gathering for the expected arrival to Glasgow Airport of Craig Bellamy!

This is a really good site posting blatant lies which is so easily disproved just makes you look despererate and stupid and devalues the site. i know your starting to panic about the season ahead but keep it real.

same with the steve davis rumours, he may well leave rangers although i doubt it very much, but if he does it will be for a lot more than 5m. and to give a source as Loyds Bank Please who in loyds bank is deciding who comes and goes it all smacks of desperation and bitterness.

Walter smith has said he is in his last season. he will never be in a more powerfull position within rangers. hes just won back to back doubles without making a single signing. hes a wealthy man and not in need of the money.do you really think he would stay on for another year without certain gaurantees, Hard to imagine him accepting someone at the bank formulating transfer policy.(7)(4)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:05:05
Any celtic transfer news ? in's and outs ??(1)(6)

 

 02 Aug 2010 22:08:08
02 Aug 2010 21:33:43
Was over in glasgow, visiting ma boyfriend who recently left man city youth for rangers youth.hes very happy, training facilites or amazing.transfer activity is heating up, , there is more and more agents arriving tryin to sell their players to rangers, but their being very careful on who they sign as they don't wanna another flop like the loanee last season.some lad welcome arrived today on trail only, looked sharp he said, , also celtic fans have to forget about their bih so called no 7 signing, , money is dryin up big style, although their fans or on here ed talkin bout your bellamys keanes, , will never happen, , scotish football even football as a whole is in bother without a rich owner eg man city, , look at the transfer activity at or blues brothers chelsea and even man utd, , not good, , is all to do with youth comin through now, , growing your own, , fingers crossed my boyfriend makes the grade.talk at murrey park tho is of 3 strikers.1 of which will be on loan, 1 midfielder.and a left back. not that sasa is going, just so he can cover centrehalf his real pos. if we get short there due to the sale of danny smithy, talk also between the ulster lads is that everton have made an enquiry into the availability of steve davis.£5m i hear.hope he stays tho as rangers no longer need to sell, + i believe hes worth alot more.so come on the gers 3 in arow.keep the league tighter this year so celtic can get more than 27,000 at a home game.or maybe the 1s missing or known as the thunder? that's it, that's who they want lennon ta bring back !

this doesn't sound like a girl form manchester to me. sound more like a rangers fan who is telling a liitle fib here. "not like sasa is going" sounds like a rangers fan to me.(5)(9)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:28:50
If carlsberg did football rumours then this page would probably be the best football rumours site in the world !! in walter we trust !!(26)(27)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:29:11
WBA signings

Pantsil
Sidwell
Shorey
ReoCoker
Saviola
Roberts

Out
Moore
Barnett
Daniels when fit
Meite
Cox

Van
Wood loan(7)(29)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:32:26
To this:
I, m not sure on any of this, what I heard on the news was that RBS Has nothing at all to do with this deal, so if that's the case how can it just be to pay the debt off? surely Barcap will not allow this??(Ed not sure if this is correct but wouldn't that make all this again just paper talk) anyway if KH is bidding for the club, the proposal must be a viable option for Barcap including the RBS debt and not just to pay the debt off. Also some one mentioned before that the guy has links already with the Yanks if that's the case this is a non runner Premier league would surely not allow it as fit and proper, Just my thoughts. Norty

Norty, KH links are to the New York Yankees, not the Yankees known as H & G.(17)(7)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:33:05
Latest
Offer is 'one of several', claims chairman Martin Broughton

(Kenny Huang's bid for Liverpool is only one of "several" offers for the club, according to their chairman, Martin Broughton.

Huang has yet to enter formal due diligence, but talks are sufficiently advanced with other bidders for there to be the prospect of a takeover at Anfield before the closure of the transfer window on 31 August. That could have an effect on the future of the striker Fernando Torres, who returned to training at Melwood today.

"It still remains the objective to conclude a deal before the end of the transfer window, " Broughton told the Guardian tonight. "That remains the objective but there are no deadlines, and we will continue working to complete the process."

Broughton conceded that 31 August is "a very important date" for fans and some Liverpool players. Torres is highly coveted both Manchester City and Chelsea are reportedly on alert but such is the Spaniard's stature that his departure would affect the valuation of the club in one bidder's case, at least.

The apparent existence of multiple bidders means that the club's US coowners, George Gillett and Tom Hicks, could end up making a significant profit from their controversial threeyear tenure at Anfield. However, the pair will not have the final say in who may take over.

"There could be a possible realisation of an equity consideration, " Broughton said. "But both George Gillett and Tom Hicks remain on the board and they have given commitments that the board of Kop Holdings [Liverpool's UK parent] is the party that is responsible for the sale."

Gillett and Hicks are believed to have placed an US$800m (£504m) valuation on Liverpool, but sources close to the talks insist they will have to accept a muchreduced sum once any deal is concluded. With only a calendar month until the close of the transfer window, the completion of due diligence must come fast. Yet, as an indication of how far advanced talks are with the interested parties, no money has yet been transferred into an escrow account, which would be one of the final steps before a transaction can be finalised.

Huang, a Chinaborn Wall Street financier, raised the prospect of a bid for Liverpool on behalf of a sovereign wealth fund belonging to what has been described only as a large country in east Asia.

There had been suggestions that Huang would seek to acquire the debt from Liverpool's principal lender, Royal Bank of Scotland, in an effort to gain financial control over the club. However, Broughton insisted that is not the case.

"Any bids that go straight to RBS and there have been several come to me and are directed to Barcap, " Broughton said. "RBS are not involved. The control remains with the board."

The partnationalised RBS bank retains confidence that Broughton and Barcap the investmentbanking division of Barclays bank, retained to conduct takeover negotiations will be able to conclude a deal before the next refinancing deadline, in October.

Whether that will be with Huang is another matter. However, it is known that he wishes to expedite discussions.

"He wants to get it done quickly so investment can come this summer, " a source close to his proposed bid claimed. "Liverpool need investment in the playing squad and infrastructure, and Huang wants to build the [new] stadium. The club has an outstanding reputation but does not have the infrastructure to keep with it and make it grow."

One thing is clear, however. Huang considers Torres's retention at Anfield to be central to the success of his investment in Liverpool. One member of his retinue said he views the Spaniard as a "talismanic" figure whose departure would alter his valuation of the club.

Torres has told friends he is committed to remaining a Liverpool player but reserves the right to quit if they are incapable of meeting his ambitions.(19)(11)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:33:43
Was over in glasgow, visiting ma boyfriend who recently left man city youth for rangers youth.hes very happy, training facilites or amazing.transfer activity is heating up, , there is more and more agents arriving tryin to sell their players to rangers, but their being very careful on who they sign as they don't wanna another flop like the loanee last season.some lad welcome arrived today on trail only, looked sharp he said, , also celtic fans have to forget about their bih so called no 7 signing, , money is dryin up big style, although their fans or on here ed talkin bout your bellamys keanes, , will never happen, , scotish football even football as a whole is in bother without a rich owner eg man city, , look at the transfer activity at or blues brothers chelsea and even man utd, , not good, , is all to do with youth comin through now, , growing your own, , fingers crossed my boyfriend makes the grade.talk at murrey park tho is of 3 strikers.1 of which will be on loan, 1 midfielder.and a left back. not that sasa is going, just so he can cover centrehalf his real pos. if we get short there due to the sale of danny smithy, talk also between the ulster lads is that everton have made an enquiry into the availability of steve davis.£5m i hear.hope he stays tho as rangers no longer need to sell, + i believe hes worth alot more.so come on the gers 3 in arow.keep the league tighter this year so celtic can get more than 27,000 at a home game.or maybe the 1s missing or known as the thunder? that's it, that's who they want lennon ta bring back !!!(17)(25)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:36:20
Chris Coleman to be offered a role at Ipswich after Gary Ablett was sadly diagnosed with a form of blood cancer.

Coleman will take up a coaching role with the option to leave for free should a club want him to be their manager. Because of this he will sign a 1year rolling contract(13)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:38:29
02 Aug 2010 20:06:59
I have just seen flamini at arsenals traning ground in st albans there has been talk of him y would he be there if he is not signing
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maybe he plays for AC Milan and played yesterday and was just popping in, while he was in London, to see his mates. He is still very friendly with most of the team!

Personally i don't think he would displace any of our midfield apart from Denilson anyways!

After the Emirates Cup at the weekend, the weakspots have again just been shown. We need a strong, tall defender who can read the game..Subotic? Nordveit? Mertesaker?

..and a decent gamewinning goalkeeper in the mould of Seaman..Adler? Loris? Marchetti?

If we can keep our important players fit..we'll be there at the end!

Spurs to be overwhelmed by CL football and have a awful season. Back to mid table obscurity for the Yiddos!

Cammy!(19)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:41:40
Hoskins for a two week trial at QPR. Done deal.(3)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:42:09
Liverpool will sign paul scharner in the next 48 hours
for free 3 year contract(17)(20)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:43:20
Barnsley's Odejayi to sign on a free for Bolton Wanderers.(7)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:48:01
To who ever said this.
"West Ham can't make a firm bid for Remy and the striker don't want a club in bad financial situation."

We made a bid which was acceptable then it was down to Remy and I think it was in pretty much every paper..

He didn't want to come because he wanted to play in the Champions League..not beacuse of our financial situation which for the record is bad (around £80million debt at the moment) but its now under control and its being paid off..slowly mind you ;)

He will not sign for either us or Stoke. He's staying put until a Champions League team come in for him, albeit this season or next.(6)(6)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:22:17
There is now way stoke or west ham will sign loic remy im sorry(26)(9)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:23:30
02 Aug 2010 19:04:20
Everton interested in steve davis for 5 million (source lloyds bank)

Spot on.Davis was collected at Glasgow Airport as he came out of the arrivals area by his agent who was overheard telling him he had to go down to Everton for talks straight away.Fee must have been agreed for him to be sold, not sure how much.I should know as i was the one that overheard them (as i work there).(28)(39)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:23:41
My understanding is that the reasoning behind the chinese bid only to clear the debt from RBS is because the balance of the debt is against Kop holdings which is owned by H & G and they have personal guarantees attached.I believe they will be personally liable for the outstanding amount of monies not the club.. This offer will open the door to other offers. Fingers crossed we choose the right offer. Macca(18)(4)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:27:13
To the Rangers fan who said the press were at Glasgow Airport today to welcome the 'champions from Sydney.Champions?Half the team from last season and some schoolboys?Nice one.Rumour however for Rangers, in talks with Middlesbrough about Lee Miller.(13)(34)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:54:57
Forest fans make me laugh thinking cardiff will sell last season's championship's joint top goalscorer for 1m.if we were going to sell it would be close to 33.5mil which forest can't afford.now that the embargo is going to be lifted this week dj can sign those three players he has lined up and can look forward to a promotion push. George1979(8)(30)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:58:54
Hi i am a huge lfc fan and when i heard the news today i nearly came in my pants but i was just reading on walkon.com that euro sports said that rbs have had no contact with kenny is this a cover up as its meant to be secret or are we going to be richer than city get the yanks out ynwa(5)(24)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:01:15
West Ham can't make a firm bid for Remy and the striker don't want a club in bad financial situation.(7)(21)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:02:25
To the bellend who wrote this:

All Liverpool fans who think Huang buying debt is manna from heaven, ponder over this.
First the 'debt' needs to be transferable without requiring any consent from the borrower (H&G) which is a decent likehood. Second, assuming Huang demands an immediate repayment of all outstanding loans, H&G neednt default. They will look around, find Mascherano, Torres and Gerrard as their three bankable assets (add Pacheco if you) and counter threaten Huang with the possible sales of its main stars to raise the funds to pay off the defaulting loans.The outstanding loan is paid (obviously the above 3 could raise £90m, instalments would be no more than £35m a year for a £237m 10 year debt, would be less if the tenure is longer). Effectively H&G buy atleast ~3 years time and Mr. Huang sends timely reminders to H&G for repayments for those ~3 years.

Not all that rosy eh !

Any reason why it hasn't already been done then ya blert?

I, m not sure on any of this, what I heard on the news was that RBS Has nothing at all to do with this deal, so if that's the case how can it just be to pay the debt off? surely Barcap will not allow this??(Ed not sure if this is correct but wouldn't that make all this again just paper talk) anyway if KH is bidding for the club, the proposal must be a viable option for Barcap including the RBS debt and not just to pay the debt off. Also some one mentioned before that the guy has links already with the Yanks if that's the case this is a non runner Premier league would surely not allow it as fit and proper, Just my thoughts.. Norty(7)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:03:40
Interesting to see the thing about Bellamy at Glasgow Airport has more believable than unbelievable.Maybe because it's true?(36)(38)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:03:51
Emile Heskey will sign for either Bristol City or Leicester. Could be persuaded to sign for City after their capture of Jamo but has great relations at Leicester after his previous stint there.(23)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:06:02
But barclays crediators have not comented(13)(3)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:08:54
John utaka and richard hughes are on there way to rangers for 3.5m for the both.(25)(32)

 

 02 Aug 2010 21:11:55
To the person who wrote this..

02 Aug 2010 18:27:26
Nicky Shorey is about to sign for Forest, along with Pratley and Whittingham. these are the worst kept secrets in the world of Forest however I can confirm all three are done deals and will be announced in the coming days.

Banger.

Where did you get this from?? Us Forest fans are getting bored of seeing this, yet no action. Post some proper rumours that may actually happen!!(9)(21)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:39:12
Evening all (hope all's well SuperED)

I wanted to make something clear about the statement below from RBS "But an RBS spokesman told Reuters: "We are not in talks with any bidder about the sale of Liverpool football club."
This is a 100% factual statement. However this is not an argument against Huang's "bid" being successful. Huang's is negotiating to buy the DEBT not the club. His strategy (according to reports) is to then squeeze the Americans out. I personally believe this to be the cheapest way to (eventually) buy the club, but without doubt the messiest. The standoff between the current owners and Huang could be damaging. As a result I sincerely doubt this is Huang's preferred option. This is more likely a way of pushing through his actual "bid" with Barcap (yes I'm assuming he's made a bid, l have no info like everone else!). The bid process with Barcap is, as we know, completely water tight through rigid NDAs, however the same may not be the case for the debt held by RBS. Great publicity and potentially fan pressure after hearing all this "spend spend spend" talk. Very clever if this is the case, but I like everyone is trying to make an educated guess. Thoughts anyone?

James Foster(18)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:40:39
Max Gradel is set to join Malaga CF in the next few days, the main reason being and i quote his Grandma, '' Max is going to Spain for his love of football ''

Gradel is angry at missing Leeds United's first 4 games through suspension and voiced this in a recent interview with Ivorian TV, A Malaga CF scout saw this interview, watched some video's on youtube of the young winger and approached Leeds about him.

If Gradel moves to Malaga he will be able to play the first 4 games of the season.(8)(50)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:46:53
Chelsea to make an 11 million pound bid for Real Madrid's Fernando Gago as they grow frustrated with Benficas high demands for Ramires(9)(25)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:50:15
To the lad who wrote this

02 Aug 2010 12:25:11
Andy Keogh to sign for Leeds, possibly Lee Martin too.

Leeds have made no enquiry what so ever about Keogh , only team to make an enquiry about Keogh is his former team mates club Doncaster Rovers , expect there to be some development in this over the next few weeks .(6)(26)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:50:29
Leon knight to pne(4)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:50:39
barnsley news
barnsley news


barnsley getting darius vassel loan untill january and option to buy.
also i hope we get Marlon King i no he did wrong but id put something in his contract that says if he does another thing wrong he gets kicked out the team.

also barnsley are not the new plymouth to whoever said we was because i bet we get top 12 this year you idiot.(10)(19)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:51:01
Leeds United lead the chase to sign Sanchez Watt on loan until January, with a chance to extend if all parties are happy.
Source: Sky Sports Website.(33)(11)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:53:21
Celtic will have to pay aiden mcgeady up to 20% of the transfer fee to get him to go to spartak, ain't gonna happen. I believe the player is flying out to spartak, going through the motions. Celtic will sign another c back. L back and Liam Lawrence on loan. That will be it. Talk of 8 or 9 players is fantasy.(19)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:15:39
RE: STV News at 6 has shown the media frenzy at Glasgow Airport gathering for the expected arrival to Glasgow Airport of Craig Bellamy!

Mate I and I'm pretty sure hundreds of others watched the STV news at 6 and the above is a complete and utter lie. If you're going to make stuff up at least make it partly believable and do some research.

And, just for the record..Bellamy WILL NOT be joining Celtic, get that into your heads. McGeady is being pushed towards Spartak Moscow by the board even though he does not want to go there. With no Champions League money coming in, the books have to be balanced some way, just like your rivals across the city did with Cuellar two years ago. Deal with it.

CoBro(30)(27)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:22:26
Coventry City have made a bid for bristol city right back Christian Riberio he impressed AB when on loan at Colchester abd is said to be looking for first team football away from Bristol after the arrival of Nick Hunt will limit his oppoertunitys

To the above, Everton have been sniffing around Ribs for about a year now, he's injured again at the moment and has missed most , if not all of preseason.
He will get his opportunities with us, he just needs to stay fit for long enough.
If he is to leave, it'll be for well over £1m.(4)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:23:16
02 Aug 2010 19:15:31
STV News at 6 has shown the media frenzy at Glasgow Airport gathering for the expected arrival to Glasgow Airport of Craig Bellamy!

(20) (20)Thats the funniest thing i've heard on here.
The Media was at glasgow airport today, to see the champions coming back from Sydney, and Gerorge Welcome. fruitloop.(25)(28)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:24:42
LFC takeover What great news for the club, I'd like to make a couple of points that seem to have been overlooked in the hysteria of today's announcement.
First off Huang is heading a consortium backed by a business partner from a far east Royal family.
second, Huang wants to own the club by this time next week.
Due to those factors, I can't see this deal taking too long. Huang has the money & if he has that kind of financial backing as well I'm sure they will get what they want.
Finally Huang knows that the Chinese market is massive in terms of commercial revenue, very smart move. (could this move have been in the pipeline when we had Carlsberg written in Chinese for the last home game of the season, testing the water maybe)!!(22)(18)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:24:46
In response to:
"To the person who said that richie brodie dosnt want to leave york and that he loves the area and the club, that is total nonesense.."

I know he lives in Gateshead, still with his mother, after his dfather died when he was much younger. It is for this reason he will move no further than Yorkshire. He even decided Huddersfield was either too far away, or not the right choice, because their bid was accepted, and he had a medical there, but in the end, didn't go, and has signed another contract. However, my point is, Brodie likes playing for York, a club who have given him his chance in football, and for this reason, will not push for a transfer, or sit out until his contract runs out, unlike previous York players (Cresswell + Donaldson spring to mind.) I think he will leave, because he wants to move to a bigger club, but it will not be this summer. Maybe January, though I doubt it, more likely, he will go next summer.(5)(8)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:27:36
Just seen Marcus Bent leaving Thorpe Arch, word around Leeds is, fee agreed, around 500k.(15)(27)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:28:36
Dundee United's Kevin Smith to sign for Notts County.

Keep up fella, he signed today!(18)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:31:56
To the daft tic fan that wrote "due to the non sale of rangers the bank has now changed its terms and wants payment of debt now!!" r u bored? What made u bring up sumit that's been explained more than a hundred of times neva mind the amount of times its on this site, that rangers r ok, not doing great bt they r safe. Davis n bougie might go, but I still reckon its better than Celtic who yet again can't gel lol. Anyways bellamy to fulham or spurs, not Celtic(16)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:33:35
'Stoke need to get real and stop posting what "Dave" is saying on their oatcake forum cos its all balls t and your possibly more deluded than us West Ham fans;).'

The Remy story was in the Guardian you utter tool. As regards to Cole Stoke have a policy where they never discuss outgoing or incoming bids and yes they did bid for Cole. Unlike West Ham who prattle on about Beckham and Ronaldinho etc in the media


Remy has had talks with Stoke and let's see what happens eh?

Jermaine Pennant still a Stoke target(8)(13)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:34:27
To the spurs poster at 5.41 earlier today, i posted on here about month ago that spurs were trying to get benzema in on loan. i don't know where that is now but obviously his problems with the underage prostitute may well effect any deal. i dnt know what your source is but it may be that it is benzema, he would be a great addition.(4)(20)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:36:28
To the guy who pointed this out.
"To the idiot that said "Why would Tudgay sign for a championship club?? he is worried about losing his place in the turkish squad so don't think this would be a good move!" Well Tudgay is not Turkish. You are on about Tuncay who plays for Stoke."
I am that idiot! apologies, a city friend of mine did indeed tell me that they were after Tuncay, when I saw this I put 2 & 2 together and got 56!

But still think the robins fans are going nuts, have heard and read rumours of Owen, Heskey, Bellamy & Wellbeck! come on? come back to the real world!(2)(9)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:04:40
Milner is set to leave villa after falling out with MON again. He will go to Man city for 25million cash, or a 20million plus onuha deal, by the weekend. Ireland is reluctant to join as he wants to fight for his place at city.

This money will be used to bring in Mcgeady from celtic for around 8million and maybe another centre mid. Maybe a bid for Keane also but this seems unlikley as Redknapp would refuse to do buisness unless ashley young was somehow involved and MON couldn't afford to let his best two players leave.

Ashley young will move infield to play just behind gabby in a 451 system, like he has been for most of pre season, with mcgeady playing out right.

UTV!!(18)(14)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:05:40
To the idiot that called me a "plum" nice, well rather than just being "sure utd are going to sign someone" well we will wait and see, utd will have NO major sighnings until summer 2012

john..(11)(21)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:06:07
Blackburn have bid 5 million for Yakubu. Everton are holding out for at least 7 million. They then plan to use this money to buy Robbie Keane. This will only aid Tottenhams bid for Bellamy. Intrestingly I have heard that "if" Milner moves to Man City, which is belived to involve Stephen Ireland, they will use what ever cash they recieve to bid for Darren Bent. I don't believe this but i do see the logic being that Villa need an out and out goal scorer to become the team they can be.

wtf are you on everton want at least 9MILLION POUND for Yakubu, west ham offered 7 and they want 9 stop making up rubbish(7)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:06:59
I have just seen flamini at arsenals traning ground in st albans there has been talk of him y would he be there if he is not signing(11)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:07:29
Southampton to take Middllesborough central midfielder/ centre back Seb Hines on loan until January(16)(11)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:08:02
To the bellend who wrote this:

All Liverpool fans who think Huang buying debt is manna from heaven, ponder over this.
First the 'debt' needs to be transferable without requiring any consent from the borrower (H&G) which is a decent likehood. Second, assuming Huang demands an immediate repayment of all outstanding loans, H&G neednt default. They will look around, find Mascherano, Torres and Gerrard as their three bankable assets (add Pacheco if you) and counter threaten Huang with the possible sales of its main stars to raise the funds to pay off the defaulting loans.The outstanding loan is paid (obviously the above 3 could raise £90m, instalments would be no more than £35m a year for a £237m 10 year debt, would be less if the tenure is longer). Effectively H&G buy atleast ~3 years time and Mr. Huang sends timely reminders to H&G for repayments for those ~3 years.

Not all that rosy eh !

Any reason why it hasn't already been done then ya blert?(7)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:12:43
STV News at 6 has shown the media frenzy at Glasgow Airport gathering for the expected arrival to Glasgow Airport of Craig Bellamy!

Really? Can anybody back this guy up'cause i can't get stv? x(32)(30)

 

 02 Aug 2010 20:13:28
To the dimwit who said this

"real rumours include a move for Tudgay or Kitson and the possible loan of welbeck or Scotland. Van Aanolt will join on loan."

Why would Tudgay sign for a championship club?? he is worried about losing his place in the turkish squad so don't think this would be a good move!

Also whats the big deal about James?? he's a decent keeper granted but he's 40yrs old! always been a bit dodgy and is obviously winding down, you need more than a 40yr old keeper to get promoted to the prem!

Reality check needed I think


To Mr know it all who commented on the Kitson/ Tudgay post. Marcus Tudgay plays for Sheff Wed, think you are confusing him with Tuncay, , know what your talking about before you comment on other peoples posts..also James will be by far the best GK in the championship..good signing in my eyes!! Ed what do you think??(3)(8)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:34:50
This is not a rumour, but a statement.
Would the numb skulls please stop posting the stuff they read in the papers and see on Sky Sports as rumours.
If the journos have it, it is hardly a rumour, and please read some of the other rumours before you post exactly the same.
Come on thicko's it is not rocket surgery.
Save us all a bit of time and stop posting nonsense.

ummm that hardly qualifies as a rumour does it, suppose that singles you out as a numb skull, nice one..numb skull(13)(7)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:36:10
Liverpool will make a 5 million pound for Frederic Kanoute next week.(11)(33)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:38:19
Ben Arfa wants to go to either Newcastle or Werder Bremen, but fancies Prem move

Cleverley loan to be tied up later in week(14)(28)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:43:41
02 Aug 2010 19:15:31
STV News at 6 has shown the media frenzy at Glasgow Airport gathering for the expected arrival to Glasgow Airport of Craig Bellamy!


Don't talk pish(41)(32)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:44:23
To the idiot that said "Why would Tudgay sign for a championship club?? he is worried about losing his place in the turkish squad so don't think this would be a good move!" Well Tudgay is not Turkish. You are on about Tuncay who plays for Stoke.(8)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:44:37
STV News at 6 has shown the media frenzy at Glasgow Airport gathering for the expected arrival to Glasgow Airport of Craig Bellamy!

Absolute garbage, i watched the STV news n there was absolutely no mention of this at all!(37)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:44:49
John said
"02 Aug 2010 19:02:32
I posted a comment some 2 or 3 weeks ago that mufc would be making no further sighnings other than hernandez and smalling, and that there will be no big names until the Summer of 2012, once a large slice of debt is paid.
My comments aren't a hunch it comes from several sources within old Trafford, I was critisised for the comments and told I was talking rubbish, well where are the big names mentioned daily on this site? Exactly there are none and there will be none.

John"

Put me straight if I'm wrong but the only debt Man.Utd. have is the bonds? If that is correct then there is a date to repay said debt in that case that's already set in stone

Ed have I got that right?

Pardoe(5)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:46:22
Jay Simpson has been told by Arsen Wenger he can leave and he will join Bristol City later this week(21)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:50:17
The six parties interested in Liverpool are Sheikh Mo , Kenny Huang(backed by China Investment Corporation) , Rhone Group , An Uknown US group , AlKharafi and Lakshmi Mittal. One of these will complete a takeover within the next 10 days with Huang and AlKharafi in the lead(24)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:54:15
Just seen boa morte leaving ibrox possible transfer??

am i right in saying boa morte signed a new contract with west ham in the summer? Rangers fans!! (yawn!)(6)(30)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:12:15
Hull City are set to sign striker Anthony Elding from Kettering for £100k. Also heard Andy Dawson is off to forest and Ashbee is off to leeds. Fagan going out on loan to derby and cousin going to hearts on loan unless they can agree a fee.

NO THEY'RE NOT..ELDING SIGNED FOR ROCHDALE LAST WEEK, AFTER LEAVING HIS CLUB IN HUNGARY. ALSO NO LEEDS INTEREST IN ASHBEE SO YOUR WRONG ON THREE COUNTS OLD MATE(10)(17)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:15:31
STV News at 6 has shown the media frenzy at Glasgow Airport gathering for the expected arrival to Glasgow Airport of Craig Bellamy!(60)(55)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:18:16
Seen m. owen out side wigans ground the dw 2 day with 2 guys cud he b on his way from utd this summer(20)(47)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:23:39
To who ever said this:

Stoke are close to agreeing a deal with Loic Remy who is set to be the Potter's first 10 million pound player.

West Ham are encouraging Stoke to up their bid for Cole but it looks like they have moved on. Stoke had a 9 million bid rejected on Thursday and won't be increasing it.

Stoke haven't made a bid for Carlton Cole since last year when he rejected a move to you. (Good inside contact there, even Pulis has come out and said he hadn't bid for Cole)

Remy WONT sign for you, the only reason Remy wasn't too keen on West Ham was becuase his agent/club turned his head and wants to play for a Champions League team.

Stoke need to get real and stop posting what "Dave" is saying on their oatcake forum cos its all ballst and your possibly more deluded than us West Ham fans ;)

Possible signings for West Ham:

Tal BenHaim Free,
Laurent Bonnart Free,
Miralem Sulejmani Loan with a view to a move,
Kevin Prince Boateng Fee depends on the result of Pompys hearing at the high court tomorrow.(24)(35)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:27:18
02 Aug 2010 14:02:20
Leeds have terminated negotiations with Rotherham over a potential deal for Adam LeFondre. Beleived to be due to the funds being required to cover the loss of Robert Snodgrass who is out for 6 months.

Snodgrass is only out for a matter of weeks, not months.
Source: Leeds United Website.(19)(26)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:29:49
Everton player at Ricoh on Saturday

Coventry City are believed to have spoken to Everton's Victor Anichebe.

The Nigerian internatiional who has made 76 appearances for Everton scoring seven goals, was, it is understood, at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday for the game against West Brom as a guest of City Chairman Ray Ranson.

Anichebe, who was born in Lagos, can play as a centre forward or on the right side of midfield.

Fact from the Dog!(17)(27)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:30:59
As other keen posters have already confirmed it is indeed true that Mesut Ozil will be signing for United this week. I believe Friday is the day but i cannot be 100% certain. Fee is around 13.5m plus quite a few addon fees dependent on his success.

I am also told Ozil won't be getting any crazy wages either. No direct figure.(30)(28)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:04:20
Everton interested in steve davis for 5 million (source lloyds bank)(29)(37)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:05:33
NPRAK although an Utd fan I beg to differ with a number of your views :

1. When was the last time Utd bid for an out n out established star : what about Berbatov or Rio or Benzema ?

2. As for Anan, a decent performance at the wc has "never" earned a player a spot in the roster unless it has been backed up by a concrete interest on SAF's part or a proven track record at club level : what about Karol Poborsky or Djemba Djemba ?

3. The only players that have actually caught his eyes n are realistic targets are Ozil, Jovetic, Defour n Ninis. My sources have confirmed that there "will be" one summer signing for sure : as I have previously stated on here numerous times, SAF is only interested in 3 players one currently playing for an Italian club, the other two plying their trade in Spain. I agree with your statement that only one will be bought but it won't be any of the above. Utd plan to sign Ozil on a free next year and will only move this summer if a fee of around £67m can be agreed.

Ed : thank you for a fantastic site. Have your sources heard any rumours about SAF's interest in the Italian/Spanish based players ?

THE SEAGULL(6)(21)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:06:51
02 Aug 2010 16:44:37
Hull City are set to sign striker Anthony Elding from Kettering for £100k. Also heard Andy Dawson is off to forest and Ashbee is off to leeds. Fagan going out on loan to derby and cousin going to hearts on loan unless they can agree a fee.

The same Anthony Elding who has joined Rochdale?(4)(27)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:08:39
To the dimwit who said this

"real rumours include a move for Tudgay or Kitson and the possible loan of welbeck or Scotland. Van Aanolt will join on loan."

Why would Tudgay sign for a championship club?? he is worried about losing his place in the turkish squad so don't think this would be a good move!

Also whats the big deal about James?? he's a decent keeper granted but he's 40yrs old! always been a bit dodgy and is obviously winding down, you need more than a 40yr old keeper to get promoted to the prem!

Reality check needed I think(4)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:09:34
Had a brief discussion this afternoon with a close friend of Aiden McGeady, he told me he does NOT want to go to Moscow. Infact he didn't even want to travel to talk to them. However, Peter Lawell is MAKING him go speak to them as it may generate interest from down south. (aidens preferred choice). Celtics financial situation is not as bright as some may be lead to believe and they NEED to sell Aiden (with no champions league money coming in). He also told me things could get messy if no bids from down south come in, As aiden will refuse to go to Moscow.(23)(18)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:10:19
Hey all, I work for Leicester City Fc and have some quite good inside info.

An agreement has been made for Milan Mandaric to sell Leicester City to a Far East Consortium! The deal was agreed in the summer and that is why Nigel Pearson told to find another club as the new owners wanted Paulo Sousa as there manager. Milan has sold 49% of the club and will sell the other 51% at the end of this season on the hope of getting some of his investment back if Leicester were to be promoted.

The shirt sponser will be anounced by the end of this week! it is related to the new owners.

The buy out will be anounced before the 1st home game against Middlesborough as it should all be completed by then.

On the transfer front Leicester now have a fair bit of money to spend and will sign 46 players in the next 710 days some have already been agreed.

in..

Emile Heskey, Robert Koren (agreed), Liam Roseinor (agreed) Stephen Darby (loan agreed) and Adam Le Fondre.

out..

Dj Campbell to blackpool
Matt Oakley to Swindon (agreed)(24)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:44:07
Unied are certain to get a new player before the new season . fergie sees ireland or ozil to be the long term future of united .also in an interview david gill sed there were no plans YET !! he usually rules out the possibility of a player instantly.(21)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:45:38
S watt to sign for leeds loan deal till january(31)(9)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:45:42
I am hearing Everton have tabled a £5 million bid for Davies from Rangers~ I find it unlikely .Have you heard anything on this Ed ?(23)(38)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:45:47
To the person who said:United fans fergie won't be buying anyone so stop making up rumours to pass the time (or something like that.)

Well my friend you are a complete an utter plum.

I can guarantee there will be at LEAST one more signing. Dont believe what fergie tell's the press he is playing mind games and doesn't want chelsea and man city trying to hijack his potential targets.

Defour ozil or van der vaart will be at united next season im sure of it.(21)(23)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:48:13
Danny Wellbeck will be at Rangers for a season long loan ..100% confirmed. Majid Bougherra will be sold for around 5 million. He has been told and is keen to move to Arsenal..150% will happen(19)(47)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:57:51
Told you all the takeover would take place soon and that aguero will be wearing the no7 shirt before the transfer window shuts ..

other possibilitys now this has happened are

parker
turan
leftback?
wickham

liverpool 10/11 lineup

reina
johnson
carragher
sktel/agger
agger/new leftback
joe cole
gerrard
parker
turan
aguero
torres

bench

cavilieri
kelly
jovanovic
ngog
kuyt
shelvey
wickham
ayala(39)(23)

 

 02 Aug 2010 19:02:32
I posted a comment some 2 or 3 weeks ago that mufc would be making no further sighnings other than hernandez and smalling, and that there will be no big names until the Summer of 2012, once a large slice of debt is paid.
My comments aren't a hunch it comes from several sources within old Trafford, I was critisised for the comments and told I was talking rubbish, well where are the big names mentioned daily on this site? Exactly there are none and there will be none.

John(16)(25)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:25:35
United fans, fergie has said he will not be making any signings so stop making things up to pass your uneventful days. Deeney to Watford, Chopra to Leeds. Reports of an increased bid from Birmingham for N'Zogbia are unfortunately wide of the mark. I can see him going to juve. Any decent Birmingham City rumours?

FERGIE HAS NEVER SAID THERE WILL BE NO SIGNINGS, ALL HE HAS SAID IS THAT HE IS HAPPY WITH THE CURRENT UNITED SQUAD! HE IS HARDLY GOING TO SAY DIFFERENT IS HE? ITS INEVITABLE THAT A MIDFIELDER WILL BE BOUGHT!(11)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:27:26
Nicky Shorey is about to sign for Forest, along with Pratley and Whittingham.. these are the worst kept secrets in the world of Forest however I can confirm all three are done deals and will be announced in the coming days.

Banger.(25)(32)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:29:42
"Spurs want A. Young for 18m"

Yeah well.. Villa want a goal scorer. Villa want players to sign. Villa want a manager that rotates players and is actually good in the transfer market. We all want things.. Spurs won't be getting what they want at 18m. However, you add 12m like what Villa have rated Young at and you might get him.(13)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:30:36
City to start bidding for Gourcuff(21)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:32:11
Real Madrid is expected to sign Mesut ozil in january of 2011 (from AS AND also goal.com reports)
looks like real starting 11 will be

Iker
maicon pepe albiol marcelo
khedira alonso

ronaldo ozil di maria
higuain
no place for benzema , kaka or lass, expect one of them to go to man utd

WHAT BONEHEAD WROTE THIS? OZIL IS NOT PART OF REAL MADRID'S PLANS, BENZEMA & KAKA ARE BOTH STAYING PUT, I AGREE MAICON WILL BE BROUGHT IN, THIS MEANS RAMOS WILL MOVE TO CENTRE BACK NEXT TO CARVALHO! VDV, GAGO, DIARRA'S AND RAUL ARE THE ONES TO LEAVE!(15)(14)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:32:34
This is not a rumour, but a statement.
Would the numb skulls please stop posting the stuff they read in the papers and see on Sky Sports as rumours.
If the journos have it, it is hardly a rumour, and please read some of the other rumours before you post exactly the same.
Come on thicko's it is not rocket surgery.
Save us all a bit of time and stop posting nonsense.(5)(18)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:32:39
Kenny "Huang" Aguero selling hoovers in Wolverhamton? He must have a twin brother as he has been seen in gainful employment as a lollipop man outside the special school in Thingwall.(14)(13)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:34:15
Shanzez Watt to join Leeds tomorrow! He will be number 18. Leeds will also sign one of the Brazil midfielders who will be number 17. Also Defonslo to join on loan who will be number 15 then there done.(26)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:35:17
Blackburn have bid 5 million for Yakubu. Everton are holding out for at least 7 million. They then plan to use this money to buy Robbie Keane. This will only aid Tottenhams bid for Bellamy. Intrestingly I have heard that "if" Milner moves to Man City, which is belived to involve Stephen Ireland, they will use what ever cash they recieve to bid for Darren Bent. I don't believe this but i do see the logic being that Villa need an out and out goal scorer to become the team they can be.(14)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:36:02
Swindon to offer contract to trialist thomas dossevi and trying to sign leeds striker tresor kandol(21)(2)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:39:59
I have found out from various sources that OZIL will be ariving in manchester to sign for manchester united on friday the fee is set and been accepted at 13 million
also as well as this united have not yet given up on balatellie, united have placed a bid of 22 milion for him, this is why he has not signed for cit, city have offered 25 million but balatellie wants to sign for united and inter want to take the highest price. this could mean that united have to push the price up to match city to make inter happy and accept the transfer
so there could be 2 big signings this summer if everything gos to plan.(24)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:40:04
Peter crouch is definitely staying at spurs redknapp says. i beleive that tottenham will try to sell keane and pavlychenko. if martin oneill stops acting like a an annoying deluded sprite and sells milner then the market will come alive. scott parker will hand in a transfer request and will receive ohara plus cash. i have also heard that liverpool are interested in palacios. spurs still want suarez but i think they are waiting till after the champions league qualifiers but a deal is set up should spurs qualify.(10)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:41:37
I have heard from 3 different sources that michael owen will be joining bristol city this season for loan or other? i admit my sources are not 100% sure, but these people do not know eachother and they are making the same noises. does the editor have any info on this please?
sy(11)(19)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:08:40
All Liverpool fans who think Huang buying debt is manna from heaven, ponder over this..
First the 'debt' needs to be transferable without requiring any consent from the borrower (H&G) which is a decent likehood. Second, assuming Huang demands an immediate repayment of all outstanding loans, H&G neednt default. They will look around, find Mascherano, Torres and Gerrard as their three bankable assets (add Pacheco if you) and counter threaten Huang with the possible sales of its main stars to raise the funds to pay off the defaulting loans..The outstanding loan is paid (obviously the above 3 could raise £90m, instalments would be no more than £35m a year for a £237m 10 year debt, would be less if the tenure is longer). Effectively H&G buy atleast ~3 years time and Mr. Huang sends timely reminders to H&G for repayments for those ~3 years.

Not all that rosy eh !(19)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:15:38
To back up my point I said yesterday about Aiden McGeady, he is flying to Moscow tomorrow for talks with Spatak and is now seriously considering the move, despite his first choice being Aston Villa and being reunited with Martin O'Neill(Also Ed please tell me what you think of McGeady)(20)(17)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:15:52
Brian Stock and Martin Woods are both close to agreeing new 3 year deals with Doncaster.

Woods will now cost around £2million and £2.5million for Stock.(10)(18)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:15:56
Bristol City are in talks with Michael Owen. Apparently he doesn't want to return to the Premier League straight away after injury so is ment to be signing a 3/4 month deal with the Championship team. It's been told that David James (who starts for Bristol City on Saturday against Millwall) has had words with him about signing.(11)(26)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:20:07
I can now confirm that Mesut Ozil of Werder Bremen will be announced as a Man Utd player later this week. After Ozil claimed he would see out his contract at Werder Bremen it was assumed he would not move but Werder have decided they want to cash in on the player now rather than lose him on a free.

Unlike most things on here this IS A FACT.

So forgot Ozil joining Real Madrid or Arsenal. Also Man Utd won't be signing Kaka or anyone else worth 30+ million!(19)(21)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:20:08
Omg the Leeds fan who said smith has signed ?? Don't think so he has stated he wants to stay and is vice captain next season so doubt for one he wud leave for Leeds and two you couldn't afford him your ground and city is a dump your fans are crap it's fancy dress at elland rd these days everyone comes as empty seats

Look mate the original poster may have been wrong about Smith coming back, but if there any need to rubbish the City and fans, i doubt you've been anywhere near St James park let alone Elland Road so shut up you muppet this is a rumours forum.

Sanchez Watt looks like he is returning on loan and a new striker before the weekend

SkyDave MOT(13)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:21:00
James Milner was at Dublin Airport today. He flew in from Birmingham. Man Utd play a League Of Ireland XI at the new Aviva Stadium on Wednesday night. Milner deal will be announced by SAF on Wednesday.

Dave(6)(25)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:22:37
Just from Reuters, hmmm

RBS deny any approach for Premier League club

Source insists on Huang's takeover interest

Liverpool's major creditor, Royal Bank of Scotland, on Monday denied they were in talks with a Chinese businessman over the sale of the Premier League club.

But a source close to Chinese businessman Kenny Huang told Reuters talks to buy Liverpool's 237 million pound ($374.7 million) debt with RBS were under way as a first step towards a purchase deal for the 18times English champions.

British media have widely reported that Huang, a Guangdongborn U.S. citizen who already has interests in Chinese baseball and U.S. basketball, had approached the bank as part of a scheme to eventually acquire control of the club.

But an RBS spokesman told Reuters: "We are not in talks with any bidder about the sale of Liverpool football club."

Asked about the denial, the source insisted Huang wanted to buy the Anfield club, who were put up for sale by unpopular American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett in April.

Huang, chairman of the Hong Kongbased QSL Sports Group, has not commented on the deal but appointed a British media relations firm to represent his interest in the fivetimes European champions.

Liverpool's owners, who bought the club in February 2007 from former owner David Moores for 218.9 million pounds, instructed Barclays Capital to find a buyer in April and appointed British Airways chief Martin Broughton as chairman to oversee the sale.

Barclays Capital refused comment on Monday.

The American duo have faced intense criticism and hostility from Liverpool fans, with frequent demands for their removal, after loading the club with huge debts.

Huang issued a statement in March denying comments attributed to him in the British media about the future of then Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez but declining comment on his interest in purchasing the club.

He also owns a minority share in the U.S. basketball team Cleveland Cavaliers.

Media reports have linked Syrian businessman and former international footballer Yahya Kirdi with a deal for Liverpool, who suffered a dismal campaign last season, finishing in seventh place and missing out on a lucrative Champions League spot.

Chris1977(14)(14)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:22:57
Coventry City have made a bid for bristol city right back Christian Riberio he impressed AB when on loan at Colchester abd is said to be looking for first team football away from Bristol after the arrival of Nick Hunt will limit his oppoertunitys(7)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:25:51
Rangers watched Manchester United young gun Joshua King in action at the weekend and are keen to land him on loan, according to STV Sport.

SOURCE GOAL.COM

GOOD YOUNG STRIKER WOULD INCREASE RANGERS SRIKING OPTIONS.(29)(17)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:25:52
It says on claret mad that Burnley Fc are leading the way to sign Rochdale Fc defender Craig Dawson
.
Burnley Suicide Squad(41)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:26:20
Hodgson has sounded out 2 replacements for Macherano if he leaves; Defour and Banega. However it is highly possible that Mascherano will stay now that he's see's the club moving in the right direction, however he was about to jump ship in choppy waters, so in my opinion throw him overboard and sail away to the title :)(28)(13)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:30:49
I think Rangers will be lucky to get 2 players in. One will be the lad welcome and possibly wide player but i can see all this paper talk being nothing more than that. Just another season of us supporters putting our hard earned money into our season tickets with no investment from the club. Mind you i still think our youth team are better than the current Celtic team(17)(18)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:36:11
CELTIC FC NEWS


just been at celtic park on the tour and was informed by a club official that aiden mcgeady is definetely leaving the clubanthony

Good one mate there was no officals at celtic park because they were all at lennoxtown preparing for the braga game choose your words correctly and mcgeady is flying out tomorrow

CelticMad(13)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:41:53
Been some serious door closing around white hart lane! apparently spurs are extremely close to capturing on loan a player real madrid bought last year, no name yet, but from those in the know its a massive name? also milan are seriously interested in swapping dos santos for huntelaar (loan?), the player spurs seem intent on splashing out on is suarez (sp) of ajax, spurs seem to want rid of keane and crouch to be able to employ a forward line up of defoe, suarez (sp), huntelaar and pavlyuchenko, the players that could be shipped out from midfield are o'hara, jenas & bentley, leaving a midfield of bale, modric, new signing, huddlestone, kranjcar, palacios, lennon & sandro.(8)(14)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:42:18
Blackpool want Dundee United's David Goodwillie and Garry Kenneth however players are reluctant to move to Blackpool and Blackpool cannot meet Dundee United's asking price.Dundee United's Craig Conway to join Middlesbrough.(18)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:42:53
Lfc latest.. there have been 6 parties interested. Formal announcement in about a a week! malmo08(23)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:44:43
Just heard chelsea have got their man and have secured a deal in the region of 22 million euros for ramires. This is why he did'nt feature in benfica's 4 1 win against aston villa. Expect the deal to be announced in the next couple of days.also gael kakuta to play a big part for the blues next season. Trueblue.(14)(8)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:45:27
ARSENAL NEWS
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is preparing a bid for Stuttgart centreback Serdar Tasci and Bayer Leverkusen goakeeper Rene Adler, 25, and hopes that an outlay of £22m will seal deals for the German duo. defo happen in the next week

CELTIC NEWS
celtic will sign another 8 maybe 9 players before the end of the window a gk maybe 2, 3 central defenders, a lb, 1 midfeilder and 2 strikers
expect samaras, hinkel, mcgeady, crosas, sheridan to go roll out the red carpet bellamy is on his way!(27)(23)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:46:08
Owain Tudur Jones moves from Norwich to Plymouth on loan.(13)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:46:09
If fabregas signs for barcelona, wenger is looking at everton duo arteta/ piennar to fill the midfield role. and it is believed moyes sees steve davis of rangers as a direct replacement. moyes believes davis is wasted at rangers and is capable of playing at a much higher level.

due to the non sale of rangers the bank has now changed its terms and wants payment of debt now!! so if any reasonable bid comes in for davis rangers will accept it or any player including bougherra.

other teams know this any will place cheeky bids cause they know rangers will accept any money offered to them.desperate times.

a flair player with a bit of skill will usually demand a higher fee than a ten a penny midfielder thus why teams will offer more for mcgeady than say davis!!fact.

cmon the hoops(10)(21)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:48:28
Lee Martin is undergoing a medical at Leeds on Tuesday morning.(18)(18)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:55:08
Danny wilson to come back on loan to rangers should he not get regualr games at liverpool

rangers to sign marlon harewood(11)(25)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:58:44
To all leeds fans

We're NOT going to be signing :
Jay simpson

Alan Smith ( wage bill far too high and why on earth would he go down a division we he had just earned promotion with his current club!

Simon Cox, Scored some important goals for west brom and helped them secure promotion, it will be his career goal to play in the premiership so why is he gonna throw that away and go back into thee championship!

lee miller no link with leeds, nothing ever been said of him before today, leeds fans are just thinking of names to put down!

we've just beaten wolves 31 a premiership team, okay we need to stregethen in some areas but we're not going to be bringing in 3 new players by the weekend! 1 reason why that is, because we don't need too, we need another striker and maybe a loaned centre midfielder ( Sanchez Watt) but we don't need the players that have been mentioned on here for about 2 months now!

MARCHING ON TOGETHER(22)(13)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:59:23
Was at ticket office at goodison today and saw paul scharner and his agent leaving goodison both looked exsreamly happy. what do you think ed.(12)(14)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:02:26
Diego forlan to spurs once they have got money from selling peter crouch(9)(23)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:03:44
Ipswichs' Lee Martin will sign a 2 year deal with Leeds on Tuesday following the completion of a medical.(19)(14)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:04:18
To this who saw aguero at heathrow. Are you sure it wasn't ken aguero as I have heard his move to lfc has broken down due to wage demands. Maybe he could sign for chelsea. You heard anything on ken ed?(7)(17)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:40:15
I am in India . A man Utd supporter. .

Golden ball winner diego forlan is in India for a promotional event.
He in an interview to budding football fans as a part of a visit to missionaries of charity expressed his dissatisfaction tat SAF never called him once he left united till date.
He s really disappointed about it. On being asked about a return to the premier league he answered'' I am ok at Atletico madrid. However I would love to bring newer challenges in my peak years in football. I have been told about certain interests from the Premier league . Am really honoured to be i''wanted''. Besides it does not depend on me alone. The clubs are involved. . ''
He has also later been quoted saying about Fernando Torres and how his departure to Anfield brought him on to vicente Calderon. And that there is a special link between the two clubs.

With the likelihood of some takeover it very much looks like he s gettin back to PL. And many out here link him to liverpool. Seems this has some legs.
I wish Fergie had a place for him. Cos he s vastly improved and is an excellent partner to any world class striker. Rooney and him would thrive. .

Ronnie(7)(18)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:41:38
Leeds United are looking at bring in David Healy & Jordan Henderson on a double loan deal from Sunderland. They are also looking at young Blackburn defender Phil Jones who is keen to join in order to gain experience but Blackburn are reluctant to let him go for the full season.

This is their back up plan if proposed loan bids for Daniel Sturridge, Scott Sinclair & Corry Evans.

Michael Doyle has been trying to agree a permanent deal but leeds are believed to be looking at other targets ahead of him.

Source: Brother is on the board.

Expect 3 new players before the Derby game on saturday.

MOT(18)(17)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:41:49
Alan Smith is in talks with Leeds, willing to take a big pay cut.
Goodwillie from Dundee is being tracked, as is Simon Cox.
Expect Watt to sign by Wednesday, formalities are being sorted as we speak.(22)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:44:37
Hull City are set to sign striker Anthony Elding from Kettering for £100k. Also heard Andy Dawson is off to forest and Ashbee is off to leeds. Fagan going out on loan to derby and cousin going to hearts on loan unless they can agree a fee.(5)(17)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:45:47
Liverpool are looking at;
A host of solutions too the left back problem with Marseille's power house Taye Taiwo rated £8.5m or Wigan Athletic's Maynor Figueroa £5.5m looking the likliest to fill the void, left by the impending departure of Emiliano Insua.
Ever Banega £8.5m(buyout clause) who plays the game much more like the former Red Alonso, or the out of favour Dane Christian Poulsen £4m as a likeforlike replacement for the Inter bound Javier Mascherano.
The golden boy of Turkish football and Liverpool fan, Arda Turan £10m is thought to be a priority signing for Roy Hodgson if Maxi Rodriguez leaves.
Finally a £12.5m bid has been tabled to secure the services of Twente forward Bryan Ruiz.

Roy's Revolution.

Torres Ruiz
Arda Banega Gerrard Cole
Taiwo Agger Carra Johnson
Reina

=(18)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:49:08
RANGERS

to this guy:
02 Aug 2010 13:16:42
To the person who said Rangers were looking at Reda Johnson (Plymouth) is this the same person who was on trial at Aberdeen but couldn't cut it? make your stories believable

Reda Johnson actually turned down Aberdeen to go to Plymouth because Madjid Bougherra told him it would be a bad move, the two are friends from there days together at FC Gueugnon, back in france..If you would care to look, it is all over the internet and in some papers today that rangers are looking at this young guySo go easy on the guy eh, and do abit of research before you call someone a liar

GaryMack
inwalterwetrust(14)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:50:24
Hatem Ben Arfa wanted by Hoffenheim, Genoa and Parma.AC Milan interested but would prefer to wait a year.
Dundee United's Kevin Smith to sign for Notts County.
Blackpool want to sign Dundee United's Garry Kenneth and David Goodwillie but both players are not interested in the move and Blackpool cannot afford United's asking price for them.However, Dundee United's Craig Conway will sign for Middlesbrough.(10)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:50:41
Forest news.
Expect a few players to sign this week:

Bertrand and Matic on SLL

Whittingham for just over £1m

Pratley for £1.5m

A highly rated striker.(20)(14)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:57:53
I would just like to clarify the rumours that are flying around regarding the sale of Liverpool football club. Kenny Huang is not in talks with anybody directly involved with the club. He is ready to present an offer to buy the clubs debt directly from RBS. Everybody currently involved with the deal is under strict instructions not to talk to the press and have signed non disclosure orders. (I am in no way party to the inside information, however I do know a bit about how the deal would work). What this means though is that if his offer is accepted by RBS Hicks and Gillette are going to be very unhappy, so expect this to get dirty and expect other (phantom) offers for the club to be announced over the next few days as H&G do not want this deal to go through and will go down fighting. To summarise if the offer is accepted Huang will not own Liverpool Football club but he would have great influence over how the club was run. Then the fun would start, it would be nice to see someone do to H&G what they have been doing to the fans for the last few years.(17)(11)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:58:17
Mark Schwarzer has not played 1 pre season game so far is that because Fulham are preparing for life without him? Arsenal 3.5 million is on the cards.(7)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:58:38
Liverpool have received six bids to buy the club & will decide next week, BBC Sport(17)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:58:43
Blackpool are due to announce multiple signings at Bloomfield road next Week. Some shock signing are followed.


Tom Cleverley

Joe Hart

Nathan Tyson

Danny Welbeck

DJ Campbell

Robert Koren

Dekel Keinan

Sylvan EbanksBlake

Steven Dobbie

Razak Omotoyossi

Angel Rangel

Malaury Martin


with four uknown Blackpool players going out on loan.(13)(23)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:01:04
To the person who said that richie brodie dosnt want to leave york and that he loves the area and the club, that is total nonesense
brodie dosnt live anywhere near york he still lives in newcastle he wants to leave but he dosnt want to go down south of any further down than york
the 300 thousand bid was turned down cos it would be performance based it would of only been 50k up front i think brodie will leave york when he gets in the goals again as for tom craddock of luton the player wants out cos he is missing home but don't think darlo can afford him(3)(6)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:02:03
John Mensah to sign for Sunderland next week and expect 2 more signings by the Brum game. A striker to provide competition for Kenwyne Jones and Fraizer Campbell and a goalkeeper on loan to help with the loss of Fulop and the injuries to Gordon and Carson.(8)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:03:00
Reports in belgium claim steven defour has signed a contract to join man utd in january for a reported fee of 10 million pounds. This transfer has always been on the cards as sir alex ferguson see's defour as paul scholes long term successor. ((fergie has been monitoring him for 3 years and would have signed him much earlier if it was not for his injury.))
Ferguson wants him to progress and get match fitness for standard liege after he's serious injury last year, so he can join man utd in good condition.
Expect this deal to be completed and announced by the end of this week.(14)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:05:07
Blackburn , will sign utaka from portsmouth rangers can't match 40k per week which we will offer! RBBLACKBURNROVERS(11)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:05:44
Just seen boa morte leaving ibrox possible transfer??(13)(20)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:07:04
Why do supporters get excited re takeovers and immediately think that the club's problems will be solved and millions will be made available?

Pompey found out the hard way and West Ham will in the long run ( from an insider btw) . Spending money they don't have and unable to shift players on mammoth salaries.

Loic Remy will be a Stoke player by the weekend. Will be back on Friday when all the unbelievers can say..he was right.

West Ham are now chasing Stoke to sign Cole after Stoke have walked away from that deal and Craig Bellamy who was given until today to decide.

Jo from Man City is a season loan possibility.

Stoke trying to sort a deal with Blackburn for Beattie but the player wants to stay.

Please Bristol City buy Kitson.(11)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:12:04
All the acquisition of the debt does is change the lender. There is still nothing to stop H&G refinancing elsewhere as they are still the owners.(6)(9)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:12:28
Not sure what to make of this, was in Leeds earlier and saw Diomansy Kamara sat outside Harvey Nicks.

He might have just been shopping but he was trying to keep people from knowing who he was, he had a cap on and a very high necked jacket. Was definately him though.

Would be a good signing for Leeds, but who knows!(4)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:14:19
Any ebbsfleet united rumours(2)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 17:17:24
No rumours from me, but can someone get some Portsmouth rumours on here please surrounding their future and transfer ins/outs please many thanks(2)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 18:51:46
There is an official statement from RBS where the deny that they have held any direct talks with any bidder for Liverpool. This includes Kenneth Huang who was reported to have been involved with discussions with RBS.

Sharkey.

 

02 Aug 2010 16:12:09
MUFC latest:
Alright, 1st things 1st, all this talk about kaka n Anan is pure bs. When was the last time Utd bid for an out n out established star? N further can we afford to buy Kaka? As for Anan, a decent performance at the wc has "never" earned a player a spot in the roster unless it has been backed up by a concrete interest on SAF's part or a proven track record at club level. Anan has neither. The club policy has always been to rope in promising youngsters below 24 years of age (except in the case of certain defenders n GK) and then mould 'em into future stars. The only exception to these rules are stars whom SAF had shown active interest in in the past (like Owen n the legendary Cantona) and were availble at a DECENT PRICE. I doubt SAF will dishout 4050mil on 1 star rather than sign 3 future stars for the same price. Leave all such buyings to City.
Secondly, if he shows an interest in a player, that doesn't actually mean that the player would join the club for sure.
And finally, all of us are talking abt how desperately we need an attacking midfielder. Don't u think SAF has a clue abt the same? C'mon guys, the veteran isn't regarded as one of the best ever managers for no reason. Have some faith n jst rest assured that if there are some areas that need fine tuning, he will do the needful no matter how bad the financial situation is. He has always done that.
The only players that have actually caught his eyes n are realistic targets (confirmed interest) are Ozil, Jovetic, Defour n Ninis. 5 possible add ons to that list (not confirmed) are: Sanchez, Diego, Hazard, Pjanic n Lahm but all 5 of 'em are highly unlikely due to different reasons. The Goalkeepers' wishlist includes 5 names but as I said, its just a "wishlist", nothing concrete. Expect a move in January. And that's it. No Kaka, no Benzema, no Diarra. My sources have confirmed that there "will be" one summer signing for sure.
NPrak(30)(31)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:14:36
"02 Aug 2010 15:59:11
There has been some suggestion that the owners of Liverpool defaulted on their loan repayment. My understanding is that this is not correct. I know that RBS could take control of the sale process but as I understand matters they have not done so at this time.

It appears that Huang is looking to buy the debt from RBS. I could see that he could then call in the debt from the owners but I have yet to grasp how he could force them out quickly. It is alos not clear who the new owners would be if Huang were to be successful he himself is effectively a facilitator.

I think this has a way to run yet.

Sharkey."

I been trying to post all morning that this is a bid for control not ownership of the club. Your right Sharkey Huang is trying to buy debt of the club which is why he is talking with RBS and not BarCap who are control of the Sale of the club.

If Huang does buy the debt then he will effectively have control and a serious amount of leverage to force H&G out given that the money owed to RBS would now be owed to the Huang Consortium. This is why the bid is apparently lower than the debt, because debt is always brought for less than what the actual debt is.

If or hopefully when they take ownership, the owners would be what ever this consortium goes by (eg Sunderland situ), unless Hueng is acting on behalf of an individual which I do not think is the case, at least that is not whats reported.

A True Liverpool Fan(36)(9)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:21:50
02 Aug 2010 12:17:50
BARNSLEY FC


willl sign marlon king he will have something in his contract say if he does something wrong again we can let him go on a free he will be the new number 9 we are also in talks with marlon harrwood ( sorry 4 the spelling )

Barnsley fans are deluded, I mean king and Harewood? Come on, Barnsley will be in league 1 next year, the promoted sides are way stronger. King is a real liability a menace even. Harewood is too good and I think will probably go to Birmingham, Coventry, Wolves or West Brom all within easy driving reach of Villa.

Barnsley are going down you are the new Plymouth(26)(27)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:21:55
Omg the Leeds fan who said smith has signed ?? Don't think so he has stated he wants to stay and is vice captain next season so doubt for one he wud leave for Leeds and two you couldn't afford him your ground and city is a dump your fans are crap it's fancy dress at elland rd these days everyone comes as empty seats(10)(42)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:22:43
David healy to rangers
alan smith to rangers big fan of club said he would like to play here one day
david goodwillie to rangers
kyle lafferty to wolves


mcgeady to spatak
samaras to leave before end of transfer window(19)(65)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:23:14
02 Aug 2010 14:26:35
Leeds Utd
Grayson has just signed allan smith, & rob hulse both will be unveiled either later today or tuesday, a winger will also be signed in time for derby game, this is fact i am not a leeds utd fan but my cousin works there, i do think leeds will be back in prem nxt yr though!
joe

Absolutely no truth to this! Leeds cannot meet Smith's wage demands. Also, he has led Newcastle to Premiership after quite a few injuries why would he wish to drop to Championship when his current team has won promotion?(7)(38)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:24:15
Chelsea/London Club Rumour

I Have just passed Sergio Aguero In Arrivals Hall At Heathrow Airport(20)(37)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:36:41
John Utaka wanted by Blackburn, Sunderland and Bolton.Blackburn in pole position as they have made an offer.Rangers only interested if it is loan deal.
Nathan Tyson wanted by Blackpool who will also try to resurrect Jon Stead deal.Angel Rangel has had change of heart and wants to move to Blackpool.Swansea will let him if acceptable offer is received.(24)(17)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:38:03
Hi just wonderin if ozil is joining man utd someone on this site said that it would be mentioned 2day but havent heard anything ed any ideas? great site by the way its legendary just like the ed(15)(23)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:39:17
Comrades!

I have yet to confirm this 100% but it appears that this 'Chinese Bid' is almost certainly not one of the two that was tabled and is in fact a third 'rogue' bid.

Again I have yet to confirm this 100% but it seems that this 'Chinese Bid' is not to actually buy the club, merely to buy the debt to the banks and thus force the Americans out by then foreclosing and seizing the club.

From what I have been told, there is a bit of hesitancy going on as to whether this 'Chinese Bid' is actually acceptable on the grounds that it was not made before the deadline and neither is it to purchase the club, just it's debts.

Again club gossip also speculates that this is in fact a ploy to speed up the acceptance one of the two official bids that were made by the deadline.

It is extreml;y difficult (in fact impossible) to get a hard answer because the whole affair is sealed and tight.

It also puts Hodgson under incredible dilemmas does he buy players now of lower calibre, or wait a week and see if the 'Chinese Bid' is accepted and shoot for the stars? And if he does wait, what happens if the bid falls flat on it's derriere.

Interesting week to ten days ahead !

RED LENIN
(20)(23)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:27:14
My mate that's so far got it right arshavin konsieleny signings tells me that arsenal are close to agree adeal for rene adler(germany/bayerleverkussen goalkepper also its neven subotic that's wengers number one target

bergkamp1(20)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:27:59
Arsenal will sign Per Mertesacker this weekend after negotiations over wage and the price of the Werder Bremen centre back. He will cost around 11.5 million plus bonuses.
Arsenal have also lined up a 8.3 million pound bid for Manchester City keeper Joe Hart. Englands future No1 wants first team football to prove to Fabio Capello that he is better than David James and Robert Green(13)(25)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:32:37
Alan Smith is in serious negotiations with regards a return to Leeds. Bates has been a driving force behind this one for about 18 months as he beleives it will finally get him in the fans good books. A deal was agreed in principle with Newcastle last year before Leeds lost to Milwall in the playoffs, then earlier this summer another agreement was reached with Newcastle but Leeds could/would not meet his wage demands. However Smith has just been told that his chances this season with Newcastle could be seriously limited if Newcastle keep a full strength squad and so talks have reopened with Leeds to see if they can meet halfway.

Source My cousin works for the same firm as Smith's agent. My cousin also said that he doesn't think Leeds will budge from their earlier offer and so he deal may well not happen. (He tried to take one of his players there earlier this summer and Leeds wouldn't budge AT ALL once they made their "final offer")(11)(28)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:37:53
Leeds are signing Simon Cox from West Brom not Lee Martin.(17)(32)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:38:00
RE:
02 Aug 2010 12:55:37
Its been very quiet on the Ken Aguero front for a few days but there has been a positive sighting in Wolverhampton. He's selling Vacuum Cleaners door to door until a new club comes in for him a man's got to put bread on the table,

WRONG!! Kenny "huang" Aguero is very very busy at the moment! don't you read the news! ha ha(15)(8)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:38:43
Gael kakuta will be in the first team squad next season and alot of the top people at chelsea are starting to feel torres will stay at liverpool and have basically given up on signing him(23)(8)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:42:17
So CARDIFF are going to sell 2 players to Man U , we can't loan them back , because weve got embargo on .We would then only have 13 players to start season with , and with 4 players called up for internation duty , we would have enough players to start against Burton.

Are you allowed to start a game with 10 players ?(9)(19)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:43:10
My cousin has recently signed for scthorpe robert grant. he is friends with gerrard and his family as if you look it up he was arrested with him in the nightclub in southport. Gerrard has told him hes not going anywhere, torres is staying at the club for at least another year where if we achieve a champions league spot and can see the club moving forward will honour his contract before going to italy. mascherano is going to inter milan with the money being used for shaun wright philips or stephen ireland, but Gerrard thinks wrightphillips is on his way to villa. Obviously am a liverpool fan and have no reason to lie about that. all from the horses mouth. Also the chinese consortium bid will be successful and accepted before friday(7)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:44:11
Scottish press reporting that Glasgow Rangers are preparing a bid of 1.5 million pounds for Plymouth argyles Reda johnson. Reda Johnson is a very highly rated centre back, personally I think with his potential he could cost upwards of 3 million pounds. Johnson at 6 foot 2 inches can turn on a sixpence with the ball under close control, is super fast, and good in the air, his one downfall at 22 is his positional play and decision making, all of which Rangers know they can teach him.

Reda is 6ft 4 actually and has made mincemeat of every target man in the air he played against in the championship. I agree he's worth in excess of 1.5m
_

Other than Carroll who scored with a towering header and even donkey Best who could have had a couple.

Carroll didn't beat Reda Johnson in the air for his goal.

I remember seeing that game vividly with Toon fans next to me in the pub saying that they've never seen Carroll not dominate the CB's so I don't know what game you were watching. Yes Newcastle won the game but not through aerial dominance that's for sure. Johnson is talent, he just needs a little work with his positioning. and could be a bargain at 1.5 mill(11)(25)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:45:06
Ryan Bertrand will not be joining forest. Well, he might, but not this window. I doubt he would join to sit on the bench behind shorey (who BD dropped some pretty blatant hints about last week).

In fact this rumour demonstrates where most people's rumours come from. It was based on a post in a certain nffc forum last week that was then picked up and mentioned offhand by a lazy journo in a local paper at the weekend. From there it has spread into forums again and become rumouroftheweek.(11)(18)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:45:54
SOUTHAMPTON>>
Loads of rumours flying around due to our owner having 4 BILLION in the bank, so moneys no object.
Papa Wagos agent at SM saturday so should be tied up this week.
Tyson deal looks off
Lallana would only be sold for stupid money and that's very unlikely as we have already turned down 4million for him last year.
Expect more players to arrive before saturday(18)(8)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:46:28
United fans, fergie has said he will not be making any signings so stop making things up to pass your uneventful days. Deeney to Watford, Chopra to Leeds. Reports of an increased bid from Birmingham for N'Zogbia are unfortunately wide of the mark. I can see him going to juve. Any decent Birmingham City rumours?(15)(20)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:51:35
Not a rumour but i am sure all LFC and Everton supporters, in fact all football lovers wish Gary Ablett all the best in his fight against NonHodgkin's Lymphoma.

ChrisE(38)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:55:35
Real Madrid is expected to sign Mesut ozil in january of 2011 (from AS AND also goal.com reports)
looks like real starting 11 will be

Iker
maicon pepe albiol marcelo
khedira alonso

ronaldo ozil di maria
higuain
no place for benzema , kaka or lass, expect one of them to go to man utd(6)(27)

 

 02 Aug 2010 16:10:01
Rangers eye loan swoop for Manchester United starlet Joshua King

source rangers fc news(22)(32)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:55:42
Emmanuel Frimpong will NOT be joining Southampton, Alan Pardew has said this himself. Meanwhile, the Paul Wotton rumour continues to gather pace as he has held talks with Pmpey this morning FACT. He has returned to play in Saints friendly aginst Eastleigh tonight, but will go on trial with poortsmouth (geddit!?) tomorrow.

Also, Adam Lallana won't join forest, he's been linked to premier league clubs and celtic so why'd he go there!?!? Also, he looks likely to stay at St. Mary's anyway.

Alan Pardew refuses to say much about Michail Antonio, this may or may not happen, who knows?(12)(11)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:02:17
Hi

Looks like the City Inter swap is about to happen
Robinho + 15m Ballotelli

Also

Liverpool are about to sign Diarra from Madrid for 12m

And

Spurs want A. Young for 18m

All deals to be concluded by next week

Shezypool(12)(26)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:02:25
Hi guys. Its great to see Jamo join Bristol City. I have always been an admirer of him. I also heard rumours about Heskey joining Jamo? Guys, Heskey cannot score in a brothel. So there is absolutely NO way that he is joining us. To my "fellow" City fan who said that Hartley will be staying at the GATE, mate where have you been all these months? Harts signed for Aberdeen last week after stating that he wants to be with his family. And Kitson will NOT be joining us for the same reason that i said about Heskey. Championship beware, Bristol City are on the up this season. Coppell is an excellent boss. Well Lansdown is also a excellent, well i say excellent, i mean a LEGEND chairman!! COME ON YOU SUPER REDS!! Jamo if you want an haircut then my aunty can cut it for free for you!!(6)(14)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:02:57
I'm not a liverpool fan but on talksport they have just given out information about the takeover bid at liverpool. the chineses consortium are trying to buy the clubs debt from rbs, not the club itself. g and h will still own the club but the chinese will have a lot of power at the club. don't know what all that means myself. garyd MOT(7)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:09:51
GLASGOW RANGERS
first of all reda johnson didn't not cut it at aberdeen when he was on trial, plymouth were just offerering him better money and if im being honest probably a better standard of football. there is every possility he could sign for rangers but i see it as pretty unlikely. davis will not leave for everton OR anyone else because he's worth more than the £5mil that's being talked about. if mcgeady is said to be worth £10mil then im pretty sure davis is worth a bit more than that. bougherra will also not leave unless astrnomical amounts are offered, ruling average teams like newcastle out of getting him.
ins:
nikica jelavic £2.5mil+add ons rapid vienna
yohan benalouane £1.5mil st etienne
christian pulhac £500,000 dinamo bucharest
bongani khumalo £900,000 supersport united
katlego mphela £1.1mil mamelodi sundowns
georgie welcome £500,000 motugua

most likely that only one of either welcome or mphela will join but there is the possibilty that both could sign as mphela can play just off the striker in an attacking midfield role. expect to see it all happen within the next couple of weeks. don't expect to see anyone else leave unless huge offers are tabled. in walter we have faith.
HERE WE GO 3 IN A ROW(22)(18)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:15:11
LATEST LFC By Malmo08

To all Everton & man u fans, bet u don't want all this happening!! HAAAAAAA everton can't afford donovan! & mancs can afford everyone.. after they have used ronaldo cash and last years profits on Interest payments and covering glazers shopping malls losses! on to the latest on a club on the up!

Chinese businessman Kenny Huang has pledged to invest heavily in Liverpool should his ownership bid succeed.

The head of Hong Kongbased investment company QSL Sports Ltd has been in talks with Royal Bank of Scotland for some time over buying out the Reds' £237million debt.

That would give him "a ridiculously large amount of leverage", a source told Press Association Sport, in order to be able to force out unpopular owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

But the spending would not stop there as Huang, whose interest is described as "remarkably serious", is keen to get a deal done in order to be able to furnish manager Roy Hodgson with money to spend in this month's transfer window.

In addition, he will also turn his attention to finally getting Liverpool's new 60,000seater stadium built in Stanley Park after three years of inertia.

"He wants to get it done quickly so investment can come this summer, " said a source close to the bid. "Liverpool need investment in the playing squad and infrastructure and Huang wants to build the stadium. The club has an outstanding reputation but does not have the infrastructure to keep with it and make it grow."(9)(21)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:16:26
In response to:

02 Aug 2010 12:59:20
In regards to the LFC takeover as far as I can make out Huang is not offering to buy the club but offering RBS to buy the debt of the club, build a new stadium ect.

This would put H&G in an almost unteniable postions and force them out without a penny. Though I do not believe H&G will end up out of pocker, unfortunately.

Ive got no sources just going on what Ive read.

A True Liverpool Fan



Huang is beng very clever with the buy out. Buys the debt off RBS, which gets RBS out of a hole (so they are thrilled and walk away with their money and a large potential bad debt provision added back into their figures). Huang then refuses to renegotiate the debt with the Yanks and demands payment of the due instalment. The Yanks cannot pay up so Huang "graciously" takes a portion of their equity in lieu of the instalment.

Thats when it gets interesting the Yanks can either realise they are dealing with someone a lot more switched on than them and bail or they can persevere and when the loan falls due for payment, Huang declines to extend the facility and demands full repayment. The Yanks would have virtually zero chance to get finance elsewhere (since that is what started the problem in the first place) and would be forced to forgo further equity in lieu of repayment of the debt.

Huang then owns a majority of Kop Holdings and tells the Yanks to sod off, effectively meaning he has bought the club for the value of the debt (£263m I believe) plus whatever it costs to get the remaining minor interest off the Yanks. Result: the Yanks get nothing more than they paid for the club but without actually getting any money.

Obviously it is a lot more complicated than that but I reckon that is in essence his plan.

Ian(17)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:19:19
02 Aug 2010 12:21:03
Huang LFC takeover has legs.

Just found out that Huang/Temasek raised a $700m bond approx. 3 weeks ago. Is it a coincidence given that this amount has been quoted many times as the amount needed to clear LFC debts and build the new stadium ?

RedTed


REDTED
This could definately have legs as Temasek also have shares in Standard Chartered.. our new shirt sponsor.
Good times ahead for Liverpool me thinks!
Liver_bird(15)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 15:23:16
In reply to:

02 Aug 2010 14:18:49
This is my take on what will happen with regards to Torres at LFC based upon contacts from Liverpool plus what i have read in the last few months. Torres will stay for a minimum of one year regardless of what happens behind the scenes. I was told ages ago that he had recently bought a 1 million pound house in Liverpool. If this is true, why would he buy a new house in the area if he had any doubts about his future. All this cack about him signing for Citeh & Chavski are bollocks. He said him self he would not play for any other ENGLISH team. If he goes anywhere it'll be to Italy. As for the takeover, i really wish it happens. Get those leaching yanks the F out. Man U fans need to do the same. Great site ed by the way. Its the man!.

Torres actually rebuilt the house in question its at the top of our road! I agree 100% with you, if the Yanks leave I can see him seeing his career out at Anfield, the club, fans and the city mean that much to him.

Not sure in the Kenny Huang takeover is a deliberate leak that has happened to speed up a sale to another party..I posted before that 2 ex players had told me the serious offer was US based, .

Scousedaddy(16)(9)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:41:04
To whoever said:
"02 Aug 2010 13:25:39
With regards to the proposed takeover of LFC by Kenny Huang. Don't believe the line that he's involved in talks with RBS because they have no say in the sale process. He is in fact talking to Barclays Capital, who are in overall charge of the sale. Apparently the deal on the table would mean that the crooks Hicks and Gillett would make no profit from the sale, which is just beautiful. If that happens I just might start believing their truly is a God."

Huang is in talks with the RBS to buy the debt of LFC, he is NOT bidding for the club, yet. Buying the debt will put H&G in an unteniable postion and give Huang serious leverage, which is why H&G will end of with no profit from this deal. Though Id say theyll be something in it for them.

A True Liverpool Fan(32)(19)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:41:33
West Ham are close to finalising a deal for Robinho on loan this season. The reason why this deal is going through is due to Santos deciding that they will be selling Neymar to Chelsea, who will also be loaned to West Ham. These moves have been kept hushed by G&S, which is why news on Loic Remy has been quiet for the last week. The Hammers owners are expecting to make the announcement by Friday, in time to make their debuts in Saturday's SBOBET Cup match against Deportivo La Coruna, with Robinho #10, Neymar #11.

With Liverpool's impending takeover by Chinese investors, a firm bid will be put in for Loic Remy who already has his heart set on a move there.(18)(26)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:42:16
Listen bhoys mcgeady ain t going to russia he s just mastered english!!! he is waiting for the premiership expect a late deal in the transfer window. the bears won t go for utaka wages too high i expect five to come in lookiing forward to the challenge from the dark side we welcome the chase g man watp(18)(26)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:45:29
To the person who said Rangers were looking at Reda Johnson (Plymouth) is this the same person who was on trial at Aberdeen but couldn't cut it? make your stories believable

get your facts right mate reda johnson rejected u for plymouth and gers to sign healy.(16)(25)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:50:26
CELTIC FC NEWS


just been at celtic park on the tour and was informed by a club official that aiden mcgeady is definetely leaving the clubanthony(30)(34)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:24:32
Saints news

Talks are ongoing to extend Morgan Schneiderlin's contract after interest from a couple of Premier League clubs and from the French League over the past month.

Pardew wants to bring both Michail Antonio and Papa Waigo back to St Marys but may have to end up with just one as Reading are holding out for a high amount to sell one of their stars of preseason.

Nathan Tyson deal is on the rocks currently , with talks on hold as Forest try to get in their targets and Blackpool making a bid for the Forest hitman.

Chapel_Rodger(49)(24)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:24:50
"02 Aug 2010 12:11:21
Bristol city rumours:

Coppell is set to sign 3 new players before the end of the window, with a new striker set to be his main priority, Dave Kitson or Jason Scotland being lined up, he has also stated that City will be using the loan system, so do not expect money to be spent.

Also Paul Hartley will be staying after the signing of David James, as he believes the club are moving forward.

Steve Coppells Cider Army!"

Regarding Paul Hartley, why make stuff up? He has already gone to Aberdeen, if you're going to try and decieve your fellow fans, at least make it plausible.

Real rumours include a move for Tudgay or Kitson and the possible loan of welbeck or Scotland. Van Aanolt will join on loan.(20)(41)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:26:35
Leeds Utd

Grayson has just signed allan smith, & rob hulse both will be unveiled either later today or tuesday, a winger will also be signed in time for derby game, this is fact i am not a leeds utd fan but my cousin works there, i do think leeds will be back in prem nxt yr though!
joe(43)(96)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:35:10
To the guy who said this !

02 Aug 2010 12:04:03
Preston north end news:

pne are going to sign martin woods from doncaster this week and won't be signing darel russell they will also be signin matty phillips this week patrick dimbala and another striker.

I would check the Doncaster Rovers site mate , Martin Woods interview. He said he's not going anywhere and that he is targetting double figures for Donny this season.(7)(42)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:36:29
Watt to join Leeds United on a loan deal. Expect an announcement today or tomorrow.(75)(35)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:40:01
Hi ed..& fellow Lfc nuts! I posted the Kenneth Hwang & chinese consortium last night. I bet u saw it and thought.. not another load of takeover Hype! I really hope it goes through. Hwang is using a very smart tactic. I hope he pulls it off & leave H&G with little or no profit! as for any new update all i have is this.. thanks Malmo08 "A deal has to be done before the transfer window closes [on 31 August]. Huang has made a firm proposal. The club's board has to sanction the sale and it could be sewn up in days. Kenny is the only serious bidder interested in the club and he's optimistic."(49)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:02:20
Leeds have terminated negotiations with Rotherham over a potential deal for Adam LeFondre. Beleived to be due to the funds being required to cover the loss of Robert Snodgrass who is out for 6 months.

A deal has been brokered with Ipswich to bring Lee Martin to Elland Road and terms have now been agreed with the player.(41)(41)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:03:39
Arsenal Transfers

Joe Hart £8million
Laurent Koscienly £8million (Done)
Per Mertesacker £12million
Maraoune Chamakh Free (Done)

:Hart :
Mertesacker Vermaelen :
Sagna :Clichy
Song :
Fabregas :Denilson
Nasri Arshavin
:Vanpersie :(85)(62)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:04:18
Are you for real ? Get a grip u k.b Tyson is an absolute hero at forest but our fans are realistic enough to know that if the club wants to sell someone they will ! Fans do not have a say in the situation. Who the hell is adam Lallana anyway neva heard of him but could understand why he would want the chance of playing in the Premiership within a year rather than languishing in the 3rd division.

Lallana is a crackign young player with massive potential, Celtic were sniffing around earlier on this year and were told a huge fee would be commanded to tempt him away. Not knowing who he is pretty much summed up your rumour to me.(11)(17)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:13:51
Scottish press reporting that Glasgow Rangers are preparing a bid of 1.5 million pounds for Plymouth argyles Reda johnson. Reda Johnson is a very highly rated centre back, personally I think with his potential he could cost upwards of 3 million pounds. Johnson at 6 foot 2 inches can turn on a sixpence with the ball under close control, is super fast, and good in the air, his one downfall at 22 is his positional play and decision making, all of which Rangers know they can teach him.

Reda is 6ft 4 actually and has made mincemeat of every target man in the air he played against in the championship. I agree he's worth in excess of 1.5m
_

Other than Carroll who scored with a towering header and even donkey Best who could have had a couple..(11)(47)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:18:49
This is my take on what will happen with regards to Torres at LFC based upon contacts from Liverpool plus what i have read in the last few months. Torres will stay for a minimum of one year regardless of what happens behind the scenes. I was told ages ago that he had recently bought a 1 million pound house in Liverpool. If this is true, why would he buy a new house in the area if he had any doubts about his future. All this cack about him signing for Citeh & Chavski are bollocks. He said him self he would not play for any other ENGLISH team. If he goes anywhere it'll be to Italy. As for the takeover, i really wish it happens. Get those leaching yanks the F out. Man U fans need to do the same. Great site ed by the way. Its the man!.(51)(13)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:19:51
Arsenal line up:

Adler
Sagna Tasci Vermaelen Clichy
Song
Diaby Fabregas
Van Persie Arshavin
Chamackh

451 when defending 433 when attacking.
This team will mount title challenge.

Top 4:

Man Utd
Arsenal
Man City
Liverpool(55)(44)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:22:03
Michael Chopra's agent is at Elland Road to discuss the formalities of a move, the fee is believed to around £2.5m with it rising to £3m depending on appearances. I'm not one to make up rumours and my source is very creditable.(57)(67)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:22:04
FOREST NEWS!!

expect ryan bertrand to become a forest player by the end of the week, in time to face the season's opener against burnley(29)(32)

 

 02 Aug 2010 14:24:25
Gooner1010 (Arsenal)

per mertsacker is a smoke screen for tasci and subotic. frey will sign for arsenal by transfer deadline AW himself said that in defender numbers we need 1 or 2.. i think he felt sol or gallas would stay otherwise he would not overhaul the defence so much in one go but now has to so expect them 3. though it could change depending who don't make the man city squad(56)(17)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:25:53
"Rangers transfer latest

My mate shazza works in reception at glasgow hilton and she reckons Luciano Becchio and Michael Chopra might be on their way to Rangers after they were taken from the hotel to murray park the other day!
(36) (36)

This rumour is False as Rangers have not used the hilton hotel in many years and they certenly would not use it as the bug accodemic has not yet been fully cleared in the hotel"

This is also false as Leeds United have stated Becchio is staying with us and we're looking for another striker to partner him as many of ours are injured/banned.
MOT(7)(53)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:28:54
To whomever said the following:
"Richard Brodie of York City and Rowan Vine of QPR are due to have talks with Colchester United this week and will both hopefully be signed by the end of the week in time for the big kick off at Exeter City next weekend"

I have no idea about Vine, or the state of Colchester's finances, but Brodie will not be leaving York. He loves the area, and the club, and has just (about 2 months ago, ) signed a new, long term contract. Also, offers of ~£150k were rejected from Huddersfield, and a ~£300k bid was rejected from Scthorpe. If he was going to be sold, it would have already happened. Foyle has made all of his signings, and has said that he intends to send 1 or 2 players out on loan, but he is not interested in any more players leaving, or joining.(6)(19)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:37:45
Hello from rainy Bangkok, Thailand. I am a die hard Gooner but would like to extend my kudos to ED for the great job he is doing :) Any real Gooner rumors? Wish Cesc would just hand in a written transfer request & bugger off; cannot understand logic of keeping a key but want away MF/Captain who has no spirit to play for the shirt. Any comments Ed?(6)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:58:54
Neil lennon to sign jo hart on a year long loan deal.he wants first team football we need a goalie.makes sense.wot u reckon bhoys

Was thinking the samd thing but it'll never happen, there would be too many Premiership teams after him

Imo James would have been the perfect replacement for The Holy Goalie, James would provide us with the same excitment as Boruc did. Dont think Hart would.

Does anyone else have any ideas of a keeper that provides the fans with a bit of excitment like Boruc and James??

excitment? what kind of fan are you? we aren't looking for an exicting keeper we're looking for the best option if Hart was available to us although i agree we wouldn't get him then yes he would perfect, world class keeper in the making.(13)(38)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:01:25
Here are rumours that will happen .

mcgeady to stay with celtic

david healy to stay at sunderland

remy to stay with his own club

boughherra to newcastle

beckam to west ham in january

donovan to everton in january(42)(57)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:02:53
Close friend of Alan Smiths family says: Alan Smith is willing to take a 50% pay cut to join Leeds. He has left the ball in Graysons & Bates corner.(43)(41)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:03:29
In reply to this:
Torres will leave Liverpool, it has been 3 weeks since the World Cup Final and he has still not commited himself to the club. It is bad times when you have to resign a player who was released last season, also Gerrard is not the player he once was, granted he was class but has last a yard of pace which was vital to his game. Liverpool this season will do well to finish in the top six, oh well more Europa football next sean boys!


You should check your facts first mate.
Torres told Roy last week that he couldnt wait to get back to Liverpool and be part of the new era! Roy confirmed this in his press conference last week at Anfield!
He is also back at Anfield today.(26)(51)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:04:05
Just seen riise outside melwood

lee the red(32)(26)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:05:28
To who wrote this..

Bristol city rumours:

Coppell is set to sign 3 new players before the end of the window, with a new striker set to be his main priority, Dave Kitson or Jason Scotland being lined up, he has also stated that City will be using the loan system, so do not expect money to be spent.

Also Paul Hartley will be staying after the signing of David James, as he believes the club are moving forward.

Steve Coppells Cider Army!

HARTLEY SIGNED FOR ABERDEEN LAST WEEK!(4)(35)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:11:14
Kaka to united? this deal would suit the formation united use most often. To complete this move I could see evra going the other way. But despite this the signing would be amazing for the club!


UNITED(27)(40)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:16:23
Troy Deeney to be Watford player within next 48 hours. Hornets also considering approach for Tony Capaldi now he's turned down Palace. Lansbury from Arsenal on initial 6 month loan with option to extend to full season. One other loan signing, Malky Mackay is looking for an experienced forward but this may take until the close of the transfer window at end of August. No money to spend on fees so banking on combination of free and loan signings but confidence is high that mid table security can be achieved. Insiders say all is well at London Colney training ground, great team spirit and confident attitude all round.(20)(13)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:16:42
To the person who said Rangers were looking at Reda Johnson (Plymouth) is this the same person who was on trial at Aberdeen but couldn't cut it? make your stories believable(13)(27)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:17:03
To the person who put this;

'Ed, jst saw ross mckormack[spelling] & james mcfadden leaving parkhead glasgow.you know any news of that?'

At the time you put this James McFadden was playing (and scoring) for Birmingham in Northampton(7)(35)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:17:45
Liverpool FC are close to a takeover and it could happen within two to three days. Terms are being discussed about price etc and will be finalised ove rthe coming days.

Tottenham have made Peter Crouch available for a fee of £7million and it looks like West Ham may be interested in buying him as they have now cooled their interests in Remy and Neymar.

Chelsea will not be selling Ashley Cole.

Fulham are looking to put a bid of £6million for Robert Green. This will be turned down by the club as Green wants to stay at Upton park and Grant wants him to stay.

Mertesaker (spelling) is a target for Wenger and expect a bid of around £10million.

Milner may be leaving Villa for a fee of around £25million plus extras (I can also see a clause for Villa recieving money if he is sold within the next few years)

Heskey is rumoured to be joining Bristol City, following David James.

West Ham are looking to bring in another striker, but the main priority is a rightback and a central defender.

Joe Hart looks like he may be going back out on loan as he cannot see himself getting many starts with Manchester City. Expect a PL club to put a loan bid in.

BLOWING BUBBLES (26)(25)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:22:27
Also Paul Hartley will be staying after the signing of David James, as he believes the club are moving forward.

i thought paul hartley has already signed for aberdeen?(2)(35)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:37:36
Got some ideas about Man united rumours.

1. Tom Cleverly looks to complete a loan move to Newcastle. It is my opinion that they will use him as a way to get first option on Haris Vuckic (spelling) who we have enquired and tracked previously. (you know anything about this ed?)

2. Jovetic (or left wing spot), SAF is a big admirer of his, he tracked him before while he was at Partizan so if he continues to rise up through the footballing ranks, expect a bid from SAF. I don't think we will get him this year as he sees fiorentina going places, he recently said. Not to mention the ridiculous price being put on his head as with every other club's star players. Douglas Costa, we had a massive saga with him last summer as they didn't want to send him on trial. His form at Shaktar is picking up and hes doing really well so, we have info on him. This is another possibility. I feel more likely to be done in january though, because of how the Ukrainian league is scheduled.

3. Ozil. (more about the AMC slot but still) Ok, I would love to see him come as he can play out wide left as well as in the middle. But everyone is forgetting, we haven't actually played a friendly with Rooney, Vidic, Evra, Valenica, Park who will really make or break this signing. If Sir Alex sees something missing, he will try and fill he void. If not, I don't see a signing coming. BUT, in saying this, it looked as though we were going to get Ninis before that was all put on hold, for a reason I'm sure. Lest us not forget we are rumoured to have enquired abou t Paulo 'Ganso' Henrique. City have first option on Santos players until the Robinho loan runs out so don't expect anything before then. We are methodical and look at every name under the sun before buying, and now we have to be more prudent, its gonna be worse!

4. The CM role. Ok Defour, and Witsel have been watched for a while. Witsel was taken off the shortlist after that horror tackle got him a ban, but now hes back you never know. Defour, people are really playing on the fact that SAF sent him a letter. Well, yes. He did, that pays a complete insignificance to this transfer market as hes still not fully fit. He bought anderson just after breaking his leg and look how long its taken him to get to any kind of form. Even Hovland from Sogndal is some one we have tracked and they are topping their league atm. I would expect were more likely to sign a cm in that mould than a marquee signing.

In my opinion I really feel as though we need some solidarity in cm position but also some attacking flair from the cm and the left wing. Ozil would really be the ideal signing, but that would leave another signing. I have heard about annan, but don't rate him all that highly. He's like lassana diarra who I don't particularly have that much time for. Ed, can you shed some light onto any info on CM's for Man Utd?

Boomshanka, Interception(29)(33)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:42:35
Southampton
In
2 Frazer Richardson Charlton Athletic £450,000
5 Ryan Dickson Brentford £300,000
8 Brian Stock Doncaster Rovers £1, 200,000
11 Darren Carter Preston NE Free
12 Danny Butterfield Crystal Palace Free
24 Nathan Tyson Nott'm Forest £800,000

25 Andros Townsend Totteham Loan
30 Emmanuel Frimpong Arsenal Loan
37 Michail Antonio Reading Loan
44 Dedryck Boyata Manchester City Loan(15)(35)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:47:56
I was in the Carlsberg lounge on the last home game and all the Chinese madia were there and the jerseys were printed chinese . Now i know why they were realy there , I was allso told that the club had to get back to Tradition and the old ways and that was gone. It funny the way im on a hatrick so fingers crossed. YNWA FOR LIFE.
My frist time on this site.

NOT A RUMOR.(25)(25)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:55:37
Its been very quiet on the Ken Aguero front for a few days but there has been a positive sighting in Wolverhampton. He's selling Vacuum Cleaners door to door until a new club comes in for him a man's got to put bread on the table.(18)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:55:37
01 Aug 2010 23:22:04
Neil lennon to sign jo hart on a year long loan deal.he wants first team football we need a goalie.makes sense.wot u reckon bhoys?

Not a chance. Jo Hart has stated that he wants to be England No 1 and wants guaranteed first team football to help him achieve that. I am a Celtic supporter but let's be honest, your never going to be England's No 1 by playing in the SPL.(10)(28)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:56:22
Man Utd to make double raid on Cardiff for youngsters Adam Matthews and Aaron Wildig. Expect both to be loaned back for the season but if £5m+ is bid for the pair cannot see Cardiff rejecting the offer, especially with their current financial problems.(18)(26)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:56:34
Roy hodgson is in london today left at 7.30 am will be back tonite is this to sign crouch .parker .lets see what happens.i know the diver who is taken him but won't say where.

You know the diver who's taking him there bloody long swim from the Mersey down to the Thames mate. Are you sure?

Hodgson clearly stated that Christian Purslow would be taking care of all transfer negociations..

This is simply not true

The Real Michael Owen!!(12)(30)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:59:11
As i told you in the early hours of Saturday morning, the deal for Milner to Man City is set at £27 million. The issue was whether it was a straight cash or player / cash deal. I'm told that Ireland is part of the deal and would welcome a move to Villa, as MON generally plays the same players all season, the deal is set at £19 million cash + Ireland.
I also advised that McGeady is the number 1 target and this remains the same, as McGeady does not want to go to Moscow and will force the sale to Villa.
Another player I'm told is on the Villa radar is Kevin Doyle, however this is dependant on whether MON decides to revert to a 451 system which he has played this pre season, with the exception of the Benfica game where he went back to 4 4 2. Ed can you confirm these?(21)(19)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:59:20
In regards to the LFC takeover as far as I can make out Huang is not offering to buy the club but offering RBS to buy the debt of the club, build a new stadium ect.

This would put H&G in an almost unteniable postions and force them out without a penny. Though I do not believe H&G will end up out of pocker, unfortunately.

Ive got no sources just going on what Ive read.

A True Liverpool Fan(18)(21)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:00:32
Torres will leave Liverpool, it has been 3 weeks since the World Cup Final and he has still not commited himself to the club. It is bad times when you have to resign a player who was released last season, also Gerrard is not the player he once was, granted he was class but has last a yard of pace which was vital to his game. Liverpool this season will do well to finish in the top six, oh well more Europa football next season boys!

Gooner

Theres a reason why you're called the gooners, as you're an absolute goon! Typical rain on the potential parade message. Arsenal did pretty much the same with Sol so shhhh gimp. He's been using our facilities and Hodgson liked the look of him so he's been offered a new deal, he was released under Benitez. And I didn't realise mystic meg was a gunners fan the season hasn't even started yet let alone finished, and as for the Torres situation you know as much as the rest of us boy so keep it shut. p.s I also corrected your grammar for you as you seem to be incapable of proof reading before posting.(20)(23)

 

 02 Aug 2010 13:01:11
MELO
Makes complete sense as Arsenal need a further defensive midfield player, especially after watching the Emirates Cup, without Song Arsenal's defence looked extremely vulnerable late on, in both matches. With Juve not in great financial shape & with Melo not having had a succesful time in Turin nor at the World Cup Finals, it would be 'Wengerlike' timing to buy him now when everyone least expects it. He was definitely seen late last night in North London with his agent & Wenger. Schwarzer also sounds like a posibility again as the new manager has arrived at Fulham & a decision can be made. As Wenger has stated at least one, if not two centre backs will be purchased.(22)(26)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:22:26
Torres will leave Liverpool, it has been 3 weeks since the World Cup Final and he has still not commited himself to the club. It is bad times when you have to resign a player who was released last season, also Gerrard is not the player he once was, granted he was class but has last a yard of pace which was vital to his game. Liverpool this season will do well to finish in the top six, oh well more Europa football next sean boys!

Gooner(62)(91)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:22:46
Rumours of further growing unrest at PNE are starting to circulate regarding Fergie and the new chairman Maurice Lindsay's faultering relationship and penny pinching by the club.

The deal for Darel Russell has fallen through because of Russells request for the same wage he was on at Norwich, which would now make him the highest paid player at PNE.

Lindsey had offered deals to Russell & Stoke misfit Carl Dickinson but at very reduced wages.

Stokes' Manager Tony Pulis had already told Fergie that he wants to sell Dickinson but PNE are only willing to offer a loan deal with Stoke picking up a percentage of the wage.

And with 5 transfer listed PNE players sitting on the sidelines waiting for buyers, Fergie has issued an ultimatum to the club chairman.

Buy..or it's goodbye!(33)(41)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:23:01
If Real Madrid make Kaka available then expect to see Man City bidding for him again, hopefully they'll be successful this time. Also expect moves again for Dzeko and David Luiz before the window shuts.(33)(72)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:24:42
01 Aug 2010 23:22:04
Neil lennon to sign jo hart on a year long loan deal.he wants first team football we need a goalie.makes sense.wot u reckon bhoys

Was thinking the samd thing but it'll never happen, there would be too many Premiership teams after him

Imo James would have been the perfect replacement for The Holy Goalie, James would provide us with the same excitment as Boruc did. Dont think Hart would.

Does anyone else have any ideas of a keeper that provides the fans with a bit of excitment like Boruc and James??

Thanks GanleyBhoy95

P.S Great job your doing here Editor(15)(68)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:25:11
Andy Keogh to sign for Leeds, possibly Lee Martin too.(39)(73)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:25:25
Ed Any news on Mertesacker to Arsenal? When Wenger was asked about Mertesacker he didn't wish to comment saying "if the players name in mentioned the price would be 50% more" well along those lines does this mean he is pushing a deal through? I'd like to hear your thought on the matter {editor's note – I don't believe it is him that Wenger is after, but keeping him as the main target of rumours means that the one he does want is kept quieter.}(29)(28)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:30:55
As an exiled Tricky in London I never get to hear any juicy gossip whatsoever or could could not claim to be ITK.

This morning, however, went over to Chelsea as they are a client of ours and got a few titbits (that are probably already known?).

Forest will sign Ryan Bertrand today or tomorrow, after having been knocked back for Van Aanholt, loan for now but I think if it suits all parties he could become permanent in the future. We also asked about Sturridge and got laughed at, but Forest have an interest in Matic (Serbian youngster I think), again on loan, should "they not sign their number one midfield target" although they didn't know who this was they seemed to think we would get him!(37)(29)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:31:20
Roy hodgson is in london today left at 7.30 am will be back tonite is this to sign crouch .parker .lets see what happens.i know the diver who is taken him but won't say where.

You know the diver who's taking him there bloody long swim from the Mersey down to the Thames mate. Are you sure?(27)(54)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:34:32
Strong rumours that fulham want to sign adam lallana from southampton for an undisclosed fee.(16)(49)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:11:21
Bristol city rumours:

Coppell is set to sign 3 new players before the end of the window, with a new striker set to be his main priority, Dave Kitson or Jason Scotland being lined up, he has also stated that City will be using the loan system, so do not expect money to be spent.

Also Paul Hartley will be staying after the signing of David James, as he believes the club are moving forward.

Steve Coppells Cider Army!(15)(46)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:12:26
Heskey on his way to bristol city , its true its all over the web(48)(46)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:12:28
For the person who said Webster is to sign for Dundee united this week for 500,000 is talking rubbish he is clearly part of smiths plans with the departure of Danny Wilson and is already very short in the squad.(25)(37)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:12:46
Ipswich to sign Marton Fulop and Michael Chopra. The money used on the Chopra deal will be used on other signings.(22)(41)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:14:00
02 Aug 2010 08:22:01
Scottish press reporting that Glasgow Rangers are preparing a bid of 1.5 million pounds for Plymouth argyles Reda johnson. Reda Johnson is a very highly rated centre back, personally I think with his potential he could cost upwards of 3 million pounds. Johnson at 6 foot 2 inches can turn on a sixpence with the ball under close control, is super fast, and good in the air, his one downfall at 22 is his positional play and decision making, all of which Rangers know they can teach him.

Reda is 6ft 4 actually and has made mincemeat of every target man in the air he played against in the championship.. I agree he's worth in excess of 1.5m(37)(44)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:17:08
02 Aug 2010 10:53:40
Simon Grayson said that if it turns out that snoddy will be out for a long time he has a winger who is poised to join.

Anyone know who this winger is??

Possible targets:
Matt Phillips (Wycombe)
Sanchez Watt (loan)
Andros Townsend (loan)
Marc Albrighton (loan)

Mystery guy??(29)(28)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:17:15
To this dude: ARSENAL
To the moron who suggested Melo was seen at the Emirates Cup, it was in the evening by a very trustworthy friend of mine, in the North London area. Apparently, Wenger was present, as was Melo & his agent.
Mr. Wenger did initially think that he could do with another midfielder perhaps; most probably a slightly defensive minded one. Yet after the pre season performances of frimpong and young wilshire, he stated that he may have reconsidered. So even if you did see seria a's big foul machine, we very much doubt it's on the cards anymore.
One, maybe 2 more defenders.
The confirmed scouted centre backs are tasci, mertersacker, subotic and emir sphahic, along with a couple more most probably.
All seem decent enough and apart from the later are all relatively big name centre backs.:)(25)(24)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:17:50
BARNSLEY FC


willl sign marlon king he will have something in his contract say if he does something wrong again we can let him go on a free he will be the new number 9 we are also in talks with marlon harrwood ( sorry 4 the spelling )(19)(40)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:18:40
"02 Aug 2010 11:20:03
Edging closer to the season opener now and still no number 9?? anybody heard who we may be bringing in?"

Tell us the club and we amy be able to help. I'm assuming you're talking about football, if not; on my local's menu it's egg roll.(2)(23)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:18:54
Any Norwich rumours? Do you know any Ed? {editor's note – I don't have anything today sorry.}(4)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:21:03
Huang LFC takeover has legs..

Just found out that Huang/Temasek raised a $700m bond approx. 3 weeks ago. Is it a coincidence given that this amount has been quoted many times as the amount needed to clear LFC debts and build the new stadium ?

RedTed(52)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:44:36
Hi editor any rumours over sunderland signings in the next few weeks?? {editor's note – nothing mate sorry.}(5)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:44:50
ED When do you think Torres will return to Melwood and announce his intentions about his future? Have you heard any rumours about his return, i know hes injured but there is very little on the web about how his injury is going and the date at which he has to return from his holidays.

YNWA {editor's note – isn't he back today?}(26)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:49:36
The rumours getting about say Khirdi's bid is just a front to keep the banks at bay for Gillet.
Funny though that Huangs bid is supposed to be genuine but he is tied in with Sports pro media who are affiliated with Hicks apparently HMMMMMMM.(18)(24)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:51:21
"Simon Grayson said that if it turns out that snoddy will be out for a long time he has a winger who is poised to join.

Anyone know who this winger is??"

Lee martin is looking the most likely if any wingers do come to ER.(15)(30)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:52:05
The rumours of a bid from Chinese business tycoon Kenny Huang are really taking off. Its now all over both BBC and Skysports websites. Reports are saying that he wants the deal to go through quickly so he can boost funds available for transfers before the transfer window closes on the 31st August. If this is the case, I don't know what you think ed, but I don't think that huge amounts off money will not be spent on individual 'superstars' but more on strengthening the squad. I'd hope to see a proven goal scorer come in though, I know you mentioned eariler ed that we have Pacheco, Dalle Valle, Kuyt, Nemeth, Eccleston, Amoo and Ngog, even Babel, but none even Kuyt are proven goalscorers in the way Liverpool need! Although I agree they all have promise. Therefore when I here rumours of Peter Crouch's return, I'd like to see him back! not sure how you feel about that ed, but he does score goals and adds another dimension (english too, which I like to see ! ) However with Purslow in Madrid recently and takeover possibly happening could it be that Sergio Aguero is actually on his way to Anfield dispite the unbelievablity of the original rumours??(33)(21)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:55:03
Striker + Winger(if snodgrass out for long) before Derby at Elland Road. Who are they?
Ive heard, Martin as the winger and Delfouneso or Chopra(35)(24)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:56:21
Any new on striker to join leeds Ed ? {editor's note – no mate sorry.}(19)(13)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:01:53
I didn't realise that it was fans who bought and sold players. You total dick don't you think that if a manager or a chairman wanted to buy or sell someone they would just do it. When was the last time a manager gathered a fans get together to ask if its Ok if they bought/sold or swapped a player. I ain't agreeing or disagreeing that the Lallana for Tyson deal is fair but get real. What you as a fan wants has no bearing on what a manager or Chairman does and if he believes that swap deal is fair then you don't have say in it. Idiot! How many players have been sold against the fans wishes? It happens with every player. There is always somebody who doesn't want a player moved on so just accept that you don't run Soton, you just pay to watch them!!

Well done we don't run the club. But all that he has said has been quoted by Alan Pardew, who funnily enough does run the club(6)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:04:03
Preston north end news:

pne are going to sign martin woods from doncaster this week and won't be signing darel russell they will also be signin matty phillips this week patrick dimbala and another striker.(13)(6)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:07:25
"Is the smith back to leeds thing aload of crap or true ? Any more leeds rumours"

It's a load of crap and I don't want him anyway!

I think the winger SG has ready to join may be Watt from Arsenal.(29)(23)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:09:46
Any hearts fc news(10)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:11:03
01 Aug 2010 23:26:59
Ed. do u remember Kenneth Hwang & his chinese consortium?? Sunday Times business article below. thanks Malmo08

Liverpool's ownership battle picked up pace yesterday when it emerged that a Chinese tycoon was in negotiation with Royal Bank of Scotland to take control of the club.

Kenny Huang, who is partnered by one of the biggest sovereign wealth funds in the Far East, is determined to wrest control from Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr before the transfer window closes. Last month, Huang made approaches to a number of key figures at Anfield to emphasise the seriousness of the bid in an attempt to forestall a summer exodus of players.

Fernando Torres, who reports back to training today, will be asked to delay any decision on his future until the outcome of the takeover bid is known.

Liverpool have been up for sale since April, when the American owners appointed Martin Broughton, the British Airways chairman, to oversee any deal. However, last week, no viable bidder had come forward and Broughton has not moved the process on.

Hicks and Gillett took over three years ago in a leveraged buyout and owe RBS about £237 million. Hicks has consistently quoted an asking price of £800 million club but business analysts consider this unrealistic, with £325 million a more reasonable figure.

The approach by Huang guarantees RBS the repayment of the vast majority of the loan because the bid guarantees to clear Liverpool's debt.

:To this guy please post much more often you were definitely the first to post about this chinese take over bid which now looks as though it could be completed in a matter of days. Thanks you very much (:(25)(11)

 

 02 Aug 2010 12:11:10
Celtic ins

Tiene valencienes 12 million

kelvin wilson notts forest 1.5 million

mcfadden 3 million only if mcgeady leaves

mcormack 23 million again if mcgeady leaves

and a gk can't get any definates hildebrand looks favourite but can NOT see joe hart as i think they will be cubs in EPL looking at him and i think man city would rather loan him out to an EPL club.(33)(42)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:24:10
Roy hodgson is in london today left at 7.30 am will be back tonite is this to sign crouch .parker .lets see what happens..i know the diver who is taken him but won't say where..(19)(31)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:25:22
Spurs to sign adebayor from man city and bellamy off to fulham, , and hughes wants joe hart(29)(41)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:26:45
"However a left back is still needed, and Jorge Fucile is the new head of the list, with Hodgson willing to bid 8m to secure his services. Porto(his club) were only expecting 6.5m, so they should accept the bid with open arms."

You must be well connected LOL. You seem to know more than anyone at LFC. You knew that Porto were only expecting 6.5m but Hodgson bid 8m. As a Liverpool fan you should have informed the club about this so that they could have saved 1.5m. LFC would have thanked you, made you the Honorary President of the club and paid for your admission into a mental home.(12)(31)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:28:20
Walsall Rumours..

This morning Troy Deeney has handed in a transfer request to the Walsall board. Watford has a forth bid for £350,000 rejected last week. Walsall are holding out for £500,000.

Watford will put a fifth and final bid in for Deeney for £400,000 plus add ons for appearances, goals and a 20% sell on clause.

The money will be used to pay off some of Walsalls debt to owner Jeff Bonser. No one will be signed as Deeneys replacement. Instead Walsall will look towards Alex Nicholls and Northern Ireland u21's Will Grigg to score the goals this season.(20)(8)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:28:48
Arsenal News

After pricing himself out of deals with every other club that was interested .Gallas is going to take the offer Arsenal put on the table months ago(18)(36)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:29:35
02 Aug 2010 08:14:35
All of the Liverpool rumours are making me laugh. Come 1 Sept these will be the ONLY new Liverpool signings. I know the Hodgsons.

Marco Engelhardt (Karlsruhe)
Charles N'Zogbia (Wigan)
Milan Jovanovic (already happened)
Joe Cole
Danny Wilson


Mate, your already missing out Jonjo Shelvey (already happened) and why not say Joe Cole and Danny Wilson (already happened) have you missed that ?
I think liverpool will sign either 1 of Steven Defour or Alex Witsel (both standard liege).
I don't think we need another left back untill maybe when the takeover is finally complete and we can bring in a world class left back.
Also think they should bid for shaun wright phillips if the takeover is not complete in time for them to make a bid for the likes of Aguero or Higuain, so joe cole will play off torres.
Torres and Gerrard to stay.
Great site Ed, keep up the good work,
LfcKaley.(24)(21)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:31:39
Leeds rumours

it looks like the 2 players coming to Leeds will be a striker and a winger and not the centre midfielder we have all be crying out for

rumours going around the forums are
Wingers:
Sanchez Watt 500k plus add ons
Matt Phillips around 500k
Strikers
Simon Cox, 750k
Jay Simpson ???

players out
Kandol to Swindon and Sheehan to Colchester(29)(27)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:31:59
I said last week that a new foreign player will be arriving at Melwood on Aug 2nd. His new car is being delivered to Melwood today. It's a brand new Mercedes C63 AMG. Not sure when the club will announce it though.(26)(21)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:32:36
To the complete idiot that said "Heard forest may sign Adam lalana in a swap deal involving nathan Tyson

If your stupid enough to think Southampton would swap Adam lallana for Tyson I'm supprised you could turn on your computer, Adam lallana is Southampton fans 2nd best player he is loved probally as much as rickie lambert and no saints fan would swap him for Tyson.

Would never happen never ever ever

Are you for real ? Get a grip u k..b Tyson is an absolute hero at forest but our fans are realistic enough to know that if the club wants to sell someone they will ! Fans do not have a say in the situation. Who the hell is adam Lallana anyway neva heard of him but could understand why he would want the chance of playing in the Premiership within a year rather than languishing in the 3rd division.

Anyway onto proper football forest to sign Ryan Bertrand from chelsea they fed up of waiting for Nicky Shorey to make his mind up and can't take the risk of him not signing so expect this one to happen probably on a season long loan due to the 25 player rule in the premiership.

Source local journalist

trickytree(19)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:35:30
Newcastle will sign:
2 players on loan, probably Cleverley, Wellbeck or similar
2 more transfers, one about 5 million, one cheap.

Alan Smith will not be leaving, he shall be the new vice captain, as Kevin Nolan takes the armband. A few reserves may go out on loan, as will Nile Ranger IF Chris Hughton decides that Xisco and/or Leon Best can manage in the Premier League. If the 5 million player is a forward player (e.g. Hatem Ben Arfa) then Ranger will go on loan, and one of Xisco or Best will probably be sold or loaned.

Of course, it is possible that the players we try to buy will be stopped by their clubs, but if Ben Arfa can agree personal terms, Marseille are willing to sell.

Ed, any more info?

The Badger(17)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:35:55
To Mr Broughton et al, I think it's fair to assume that the "smokescreen" of the Chinese consortium is anything but given that the BBC are now reporting quotes from a source close to the deal reagrding their intent. I normally despise news outlets saying they "understand" or have an "unnamed source" etc but the Beeb are odd in that usually hold off writing such things until they have something tangible and let SSN and the tabloids aim for scoops with dubious credibility. The insider could still be bluffing to an extent, but it shows clear intent to push through a sale either way.

We've been here a few times before though, so i'm not getting my hopes up, but at least quotes from the Beeb can't be seen as a News International paper drumming up business or a phony website trying to snare anyone gullible enough.(18)(9)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:36:13
Jamie Stevenson may sign a short term deal with East Stirling.

Ease Up(10)(9)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:38:25
Does anyone know who the wide man Simon Grayson has targeted to be coming in within the next few days due to Snoddys injury? Also he seems to be interested in a striker as on the leeds website he says there monitoring billys paynters fitness all the time and knows that becchio has been playing through the middle himself. Surely bates will invest sometime! Gradel and somma are already banned for four matches so who could the striker being targeted be? No bullsit either weve had every name under the sun linked.(10)(7)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:40:03
Any stoke rumours ED?
Or anyone?
Oh and at least make them realistic!!!(4)(9)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:40:34
So it's true then, despite the ed's doubts, Kenny Huang has made a formal offer to buy Liverpool Football Club. It is not just SSN reporting this but also the BBC, who I think we would all agree, are a slightly more reliable source of information.
The proposed sum on offer is said to be nowhere near the £600m £800m valuation placed on the club by H & G, but instead is in the region of £350m, just enough to clear the debts associated with the club and it's holding company. Huang is said to want work to start on the new stadium as soon as possible (we've heard that before somewhere), and wants the deal to be done before the transfer window closes, so as to be able to invest in the squad.
I've done a little research into Huang, as I'm sure we all have, and he seems to be a serious business man with a good track record in sports investment, and doesn't appear to be in the buy 'em cheap and sell 'em high business mode of Hicks and Gillette.
I sincerely hope this bid is genuine, there has been no official confirmation, and that it does go through with some urgency. I'm not sure that H & G have any say in who buys the club and for what price the club is sold (as RBS are in effective the owners of the club at present), but I believe, according to British journalists anyway, that they can slow the deal down by introducing fake rival bids such as the one involving the ex syrian footballer who just happens to be a close friend of Gillette's son (and I thought he was the better of the two). I hope that isn't the case, the club HAS to be sold, £350m is a very fair price, the commercial opportunities that will open up to the club in the far east are mind boggling. The only down side that I can see is that the bid is backed by a Far Eastern government, which one would assume is China, whilst it leaves a sour taste in the mouth to be bankrolled by a Government with a very poor human rights record, at least it does ensure that Kenny Huang is good for the money.(27)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:05:19
Ed, assuming the first round of bids took place in midjuly as broughton metioned, so dd must have been done by seriously interested parties, so could a takeover really be completed by the end of august? {editor's note – yes it could happen very easily.}(41)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:09:22
Ed THIS IS NOT JUST PAPER TALK DRUMMED UP BY THE TIMES.honestly mate this is huge Hong Kong and Beijing media are going mental!!!! Please just google it this guy is really going for it, the BBC, Independent hell every one is writing something, something is defo happening here! It's good as I was getting worried that no one was bidding.

Tobey(29)(14)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:14:42
Why are people still posting rubbish about Cardiff players leaving.Cardiff only have 15 fit players available for the Sheff Utd game , cant sign any players , and because of intrnational call ups will not have a goalkeeper or enough players for the bench for the Burton Albion cup game .(17)(10)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:20:03
Edging closer to the season opener now and still no number 9?? anybody heard who we may be bringing in?(2)(26)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:21:53
To those saying Steven Defour won't be moving to the Prem since he is "a long way from fit": he scored during the opening fixture of Standard, so he'll be joining United within a fortnight.(29)(38)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:52:13
Ellypne4ever

to the person who posts this every day:

PNE LATEST

IN:

Darel Russell
Matt Phillips
Carl Dickinson
1 pacy striker up front.

OUT:
Darren carter
Richard Chaplow
Stephen Elliot
Neal TrotmanWhere does this info come from??

The dickinson lad looks dead in the water, russell is stalling for a better offer from other clubs and Matt phillips is looking unlikely as we already have enough youngsters and need more experience judging by the performance at Oldham.

As for your outs any PNE fan knows the transfer listed players so this is no news at all.

If your gonna post the only PNE rumour on this site every day make sure its accurate and not just a wish list!!

Ed can you shed any light on possible transfers coming into deepdale??(12)(17)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:53:40
Simon Grayson said that if it turns out that snoddy will be out for a long time he has a winger who is poised to join.

Anyone know who this winger is??(28)(15)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:55:20
Ok the lastest takeover talk isn't just paper talk (as you put it ED) it is the real deal even the BBC are running this story expect things to move fast over this week(44)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:55:55
RANGERS LATEST

IN

Nikica Jelavic (£2m)
John Utaka (£1.7m)
Christian Pulhac (£700,000)
Yohan Benalouane (£1.5m) Only if Bougherra leaves.
Georgie Welcome (£500,000) only if he impresses on trial

Neither of the two South African boys will be signing, nor will David Healy or Rino Gattuso.(41)(53)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:58:58
Hi Ed according to the BBC we could be bought out in the next 2 days? By QSL Sports Ltd, just looked them up on the internet and their site is just terrible, not a good omen, became big in 2008 during the Olympics, also couldn't find Kenny Huang on wikipedia? maybe he's on there with his real name? All I have managed to find out is that he worked in the New York stock exchange.

Yeoo!! it's all over the internet and papers, especially in the far east, can't speak Cantonese my self but I can figure out Kenny Huang and Liverpool, looks like there is some weight to this..the best thing is Tom and Gerry are not happy as he only wants to pay off the debt leaving them with little or no profit, kinda like this guy already ;)(34)(11)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:00:41
My mate's dad is a coach at Bristol City and he says that a striker is coming in this week and it will be as big news as David James, hinted at a current/recent england international. Just hope it's not Heskey!(20)(25)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:00:53
Leeds utd looking to bring in a new player early this week as cover for snodgrass who is injured. source leeds utd official website. garyd MOT(30)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:00:54
Is the smith back to leeds thing aload of crap or true ? Any more leeds rumours(17)(43)

 

 02 Aug 2010 11:02:40
Liverpool to make 3 big signings this week
1. Loic Remy ( Nice ) 12million
2.Steven Defour ( Standard Liege ) 11million
3.Jorge Fucile ( Porto ) 8million

LFC 4 Life(17)(45)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:22:35
To this :

"I didn't realise that it was fans who bought and sold players. You total dick don't you think that if a manager or a chairman wanted to buy or sell someone they would just do it. When was the last time a manager gathered a fans get together to ask if its Ok if they bought/sold or swapped a player. I ain't agreeing or disagreeing that the Lallana for Tyson deal is fair but get real. What you as a fan wants has no bearing on what a manager or Chairman does and if he believes that swap deal is fair then you don't have say in it. Idiot! How many players have been sold against the fans wishes? It happens with every player. There is always somebody who doesn't want a player moved on so just accept that you don't run Soton, you just pay to watch them!!"

Well, maybe how I worded it was wrong but I never ment saints fans decide what will happen I'm saying there is no way they would swap him for Tyson, pardrew stated that no big names will be leaving saint marys and why would anyone want to trade lallana for Tyson if lallana left we would only sell for a huge amount of money.. This is because he's a fans favourite and a key parts of the squad who's worth far more then Tyson, so "dick head" take your head out your ass and stop trying to act like you have more brain cells then a retarded cabbage because you obviously don't

In a nutshell: lallana won't be swapped for Tyson, he's a fans fav and a key part of saints fc

Saintsam(8)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:31:38
Kenneth Huang story as been written by Echo Journalists, so it must have a bit of truth.Todays Echo as a front page Headline and its not like the Echo to run the story if it as no foundation.This guy first came to light in April. apparently he as put the Offer on the table no auction, and wants the decision in days. Will guarantee 60 million a season transfer fund for two years hope this is true.(27)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:32:12
ARSENAL
To the moron who suggested Melo was seen at the Emirates Cup, it was in the evening by a very trustworthy friend of mine, in the North London area. Apparently, Wenger was present, as was Melo & his agent.(20)(24)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:34:56
Grayson confirmed that they have a striker lined up to join before Derby game, Anyone know who this is ?(31)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:42:54
I know someone who has connection's with manchester united assistant manage mike phelan and he has told me that an official bid will be launched for mesut ozil
in the coming days.

He is seen to be the final piece of the jigsaw and they will up there bid to 20 million maximum if they cannot sign him there will be NO more signings.(28)(24)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:45:10
To the person who posted about Liverpool signing obasi, well he's injured so unlikely. However I have heard that hodgson is interested in VEDAD IBISEVIC for around £810million or possibly demba ba. I believe however ibisevic more likely, my sources expect him to sign just before the round of internationals next week.

I'd definatly take either of them, just watched VEDAD IBISEVIC on youtube, looks like a good passer and a deadly finisher, sign him up!

Ed, good job on the site, love it!(7)(19)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:03:35
Hi Ed
Ignoring the current rumours about 'yet another' takeover and 'massive investment' at Anfield, do you feel that there will be another BIG signing before the start of the season?
What do you hear on the grapevine?
Thanks neilr007 {editor's note – I am not hearing a lot to be honest, things aren't being done the Rafa way. Roy is making the decisions himself, he is not having endless discussions with the staff allowing time for news to slip out..}(33)(11)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:10:36
Kaka and benzema to join utd on season long loanevra to join real madrid 25 million.(26)(81)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:12:03
Liverpool will bid for 4 more players before the close of the transfer window. Vincent Kompany has been told to look for a new club, and his versatility has given him the thumbs up from Hodgson. Roy will bid up to 9m for the Man City player. Steven Defour is also on the verge of signing for Liverpool. His agent is in advanced talks with Liverpool, after their 11m bid was excepted by Standard last night. The transfer should be completed by Friday and he will be presented to the media that evening. Maynor Figueroa is Roy's first choice target for the left back role, but his bid of 6m was rejecting, when Roberto Martinez kindly refused the offer, stating that he can afford to keep his star left back. This has caused headaches in the Anfield backroom, and this led to the resigning of Fabio Aurelio. However a left back is still needed, and Jorge Fucile is the new head of the list, with Hodgson willing to bid 8m to secure his services. Porto(his club) were only expecting 6.5m, so they should accept the bid with open arms. Finally, Roy will bid 7m for Peter Crouch, to reunite him with his old club and to link up with Torres again. In the Benitez reign, there were glimpses of magic between the pair, so Hodgson wants to sign him. Also, he would help meet the criteria for English players in the Liverpool squad.(44)(38)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:52:04
RPL:

ARSENAL
Filipe Melo & his agent were seen in London yesterday, in the same place as Arsene Wenger.

What the Emirates cup then!

Who saw them?? YOU!(18)(78)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:52:08
I believe that Man Utd need 2 quality midfield players ( only 1 if Hargreaves ever comes back ).
If the squad was not good enough to win the premiership last season then it needs a little tweeking for it to achieve success this coming season.
Like most Utd fans I would love to see Ozil at OT.
He has expressed interest in both Utd and Chelsea and if it ever gets to the bidding stage then you just know that Chelsea will add 5 million on to whatever Utd bid so he looks a Chelsea player at the moment.
We keep hearing about Defour but he is a long way from playing, so it seems to me that Utd will , once again, be looking at the Real Madrid outcasts again.
Back to square 1.(49)(37)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:56:18
Any barnsley news on who is going to wear the number 9 shirt(16)(31)

 

 02 Aug 2010 10:02:46
@02 Aug 2010 07:37:33 "Re; the proposed Huang takeover of Liverpool who exactly is urging Fernando Torres to delay a decision on his future at the club until the situation is resolved? Ed, is this just another attempt to unsettle El Nino? Sprout {editor's note it is just more paper talk to sell subscriptions to the Times website.}"

There is an interview published over the weekend in several outlets around Europe with David Villa where he appears to be 'agitating' the situation saying the only reason Torres is still at Liverpool is because Chelsea have either not bid for him or have not bid high enough and that Torres wants out as he wants to be in a team winning things (fair enough), but will only go if the fee for Liverpool is high enough (which shows he actually does have some honour).(27)(39)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:14:33
Ed, What do you think of the rumour that Crouch could be coming back to LFC? IS it a non starter, or who would you like to see the club choose as another striker. The Remy rumour seems to be his agent pushing the move rather than the club chasing him {editor's note – they say never go back, but I think in this case it might be a good move, though I would prefer to see the kids get more games myself. The Crouch move is possible, Roy likes him a lot, but Spurs probably wouldn't want to sell him to Liverpool and even if they do he might not want to come back.}(29)(41)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:18:43
Ed, is there any truth in the person who said last week there will be a new international on 2nd of augest which is today. Ino there is the last few world cup players {editor's note – I don't think there will be anything completed today, but there should be one more in this week, fingers crossed!}(11)(21)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:21:51
Smith back to Leeds
deal done on Wednesday
cash
Bates finally gets his cash out!!(42)(91)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:25:48
PNE LATEST

IN:

Darel Russell
Matt Phillips
Carl Dickinson
1 pacy striker up front.

OUT:
Darren carter
Richard Chaplow
Stephen Elliot
Neal Trotman(16)(33)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:29:45
Editor_ do you kn ow or have any information regarding chelsea fc and players coming in. I find it a bit of a joke with our lack of our activity and have been hugely dissapoionted with what I have seen in preseason

Cheers {editor's note – I don't have any new info from Chelsea, but you shouldn't worry too much about pre–season, it is only there to get players fit. Didn't Portsmouth win the Asia Cup last summer? They didn't exactly perform well when it mattered though.}(8)(16)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:30:31
WHUFC LATEST

1) Hammers have finally given up on REMY, who is holding out for a move to a club in the Champions League. West Ham will now turn their attention to BABEL at Liverpool, who is available for £7 Million.

2) Ben Haim is just about finalised now his groin strain has healed.

3) Expect bids for a right back (probably on loan) and a surprise bid for none other than Peter Crouch should saggy face sign Fabiano.

Good times ahead for the Irons?(27)(46)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:33:11
Ah things are progressing I see..the latest attempts by the Chinese and Syrian are nothing more than a smokescreen, to be honest they know themselves that they will not own Liverpool and that the end game is almost upon us, so let's start with some news and ideas!

Shiek Mohammed has completed dd.
By all accounts abu dhabi have just finished dd.
The Chinese have not even looked at the books.
Nor has the syrians, although there is a rumour that they have backing from a royal family from UAE.which would defeat the object of the abu dhabi family doing dd.

This is the last attempt for a few things.
Free publicity from said parties.
G&h, its their last attempt to cause trouble.

Good times are coming and the real players are making announcements soon

Mr Broughton(41)(78)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:37:56
Joe Hart to Arsenal may be on the cards!

My first thoughts were NO CHANCE, however thinking about it Man city have two very good PL GK but both lack in Champ league experience! Joe to Arsenal would give him such experience and put him in the best position to be the No 1 at Man City at the start of 11/12 season.

This could be part of a deal for Richards or De Jong.

A good deal for City giving Joe what the team need and great for Arsenal as they can hold off bringing an older 1 or 2 season keeper for money they are not worth!

Arsenal4Life(28)(43)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:40:16
To the guy who wrote this

Heard forest may sign Adam lalana in a swap deal involving nathan Tyson

If your stupid enough to think Southampton would swap Adam lallana for Tyson I'm supprised you could turn on your computer, Adam lallana is Southampton fans 2nd best player he is loved probally as much as rickie lambert and no saints fan would swap him for Tyson.

Would never happen never ever ever

Saints are expecting at least 3 signings a winger, a central midfielder and a striker. This is to push are current wingers for there places and back up for rickie lambert and the box to box midfielder and depth we so lack in the middle which on a side note is why the Paul wotton rumours are absolute ste as he is are only current cm back up, and he's probally the poorest player in the side so I would love to see him move on and us sign two midfielders but it won't happen at least not this season next season I'd put money on him leaving along with Anthony pulis

Saintsam, cheers

I didn't realise that it was fans who bought and sold players. You total dick don't you think that if a manager or a chairman wanted to buy or sell someone they would just do it. When was the last time a manager gathered a fans get together to ask if its Ok if they bought/sold or swapped a player. I ain't agreeing or disagreeing that the Lallana for Tyson deal is fair but get real. What you as a fan wants has no bearing on what a manager or Chairman does and if he believes that swap deal is fair then you don't have say in it. Idiot! How many players have been sold against the fans wishes? It happens with every player. There is always somebody who doesn't want a player moved on so just accept that you don't run Soton, you just pay to watch them!!(9)(29)

 

 02 Aug 2010 08:54:05
Spurs have hijacked man citys bid for mario battilie (spelling) and if man city are not doing well by january they will sign aguero lucio and muller(10)(55)

 

 02 Aug 2010 08:55:00
Leeds have agreed a fee with Ipswich for Lee Martin and terms are being discussed with the player.

Swindon are poised to make a move for Tresor Kandol (according to the Local Swindon Press).(55)(43)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:05:57
Aidan mcgeady is set for 9.5million pound move to moscow is going for signing talks tomorow


Skinnybhoy(60)(42)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:06:29
Ed any news on Liverpool being taken over by a Chinese business man? {editor's note – nothing mate, the only news I have is that everything in the Times has been denied by the people in question.}(18)(23)

 

 02 Aug 2010 09:09:48
ARSENAL
Filipe Melo & his agent were seen in London yesterday, in the same place as Arsene Wenger.(27)(45)

 

 02 Aug 2010 08:07:11
Does anyone agree if liverpool keep insua, and have now signed aurelio. plus have other options to play left back, i don't think they need to buy there, on left wing, as joanovic ( spelling), says that's his fave position ( Liverpool website) we will keep babel, aslo aurelio can play there and maxi. i think that we short up tops. torres is fit only half season. we need other top scorer to bag 20 goals this is by we should grab Bent he may not be best but he continues to get 20 + goals a season in crappy teams. and we also need right winger as we only have kuyt and possibly cole so try a cheeky bid for walcott he can also play up tops too if needed.?

any thoughts ed? {editor's note – we have Pacheco, Dalle Valle, Kuyt, Nemeth, Eccleston, Amoo etc who can cover for Torres. Waste of money going for Bent, he is no improvement and Walcott is nowhere near good enough for the Prem.}(28)(20)

 

 02 Aug 2010 08:14:35
All of the Liverpool rumours are making me laugh. Come 1 Sept these will be the ONLY new Liverpool signings. I know the Hodgsons.

Marco Engelhardt (Karlsruhe)
Charles N'Zogbia (Wigan)
Milan Jovanovic (already happened)
Joe Cole
Danny Wilson(23)(33)

 

 02 Aug 2010 08:22:01
Scottish press reporting that Glasgow Rangers are preparing a bid of 1.5 million pounds for Plymouth argyles Reda johnson. Reda Johnson is a very highly rated centre back, personally I think with his potential he could cost upwards of 3 million pounds. Johnson at 6 foot 2 inches can turn on a sixpence with the ball under close control, is super fast, and good in the air, his one downfall at 22 is his positional play and decision making, all of which Rangers know they can teach him.(43)(46)

 

 02 Aug 2010 08:32:48
ARSENAL

It's just come to my attention that there might have been more than just a random pick of teams for the emirates cup. From what i remember they always have to pick a team sponsored by 'Fly emirates' and a team who's kit is made by Nike due to sponsorship deals (that solves AC Milan and Celtic), but the last one can be chosen randomly. I'm unsure whether picking Lyon was purely on football terms because all through the summer we have been linked with a deal for Lloris, coinscidence or not? perhaps wenger was working on a deal!(13)(38)

 

 02 Aug 2010 05:16:56
Liverpool are going to make an opening bid of 8m for Vincent Kompany from Manchester City.(32)(52)

 

 02 Aug 2010 07:37:33
Re; the proposed Huang takeover of Liverpool who exactly is urging Fernando Torres to delay a decision on his future at the club until the situation is resolved? Ed, is this just another attempt to unsettle El Nino?

Sprout {editor's note – it is just more paper talk to sell subscriptions to the Times website.}(22)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 02:56:29
Heard once again that during and after Emirates Cup Wenger still was undecided on which Goalkeeper to start the season with, he may be looking to Fiorentina's Seb Frey once again who could be available for 78 million pounds.
He has himself stated that he would like to move on, is 31 (i think) and is a reasonably good keeper.
Fiorentina secured Artur Boruc after his Celtic contract expired and I can see it happening myself.
If its not mentioned in any of the papers or in the press there is a good chance of it happening!!(70)(37)

 

 02 Aug 2010 03:11:46
Newcastle to Sign Man Utd Youngster Tom Cleverley on a season long loan in the next few days.
Newcastle are being offered the chance to sign Uruguayan defensive midfielder Egidio Arevalo for £2 million, if press reports are to be believed.
Newcastle have also been linked with a move for boltons left back J Lloyd samuel
Reports have seem to have died down regarding a move for marseille winger hatem ben arfa(61)(37)

 

 02 Aug 2010 03:20:39
Hey ed, what do u think of liverpool signing monaco's park chu young. He would cost 7m {editor's note – he looks ok, I don't see the need for him though. The only reason to sign a player should be when he is an outstanding talent, otherwise I think it is better to give some youngsters a chance.}(17)(47)

 

 02 Aug 2010 03:49:31
To anyone that is still carrying the whole 'buying a left back situation' is wrong simply because we have resigned Fabio.Aurelio and the insua deal fell through..
And the pair of them played yesterday.

The only place i would say that needs strength is left wing and upfront next to Torres.
Any sensible rumours?(50)(22)

 

 02 Aug 2010 03:52:46
"I keep telling you no one knows prices on this place. John O'Shea if sold would make maybe 510m and that's still pushing it. {editor's note do you not think it was a wind up? I mean O'Shea to Real Madrid??}"

True.. It could be, but still people continue to think that they can get so much for this player and buy this player for half of what they could. It also amazes me that if this player joins another club or is priced out of a move they're no longer good enough.(8)(53)

 

 02 Aug 2010 04:14:55
Once the cardiff embargo lifted sign tim cleverly and adam la fonde we also getting craig dowson in defence.

neilwixon(17)(77)

 

 02 Aug 2010 04:19:46
Julian Alsop is to sign his 'last contract as a player' and sign a one year deal with Cirencester Town.

He is close to completing his coaching badge course, and will combine playing for the club with youth coaching at Cheltenham Town.(18)(12)

 

 02 Aug 2010 00:16:03
Latest from Stoke


Completely dropped their interest in Bellamy as he was using both Stoke and Fulham as a bargaining tool. He will certainly go to Craven Cottage.

Stoke are close to agreeing a deal with Loic Remy who is set to be the Potter's first 10 million pound player.

West Ham are encouraging Stoke to up their bid for Cole but it looks like they have moved on. Stoke had a 9 million bid rejected on Thursday and won't be increasing it.

Jon Walters will join the Potters by the end of the week as a squad player.

A loan deal with Jo from Man City is on the cards but a lot depends on certain terms which haven't been ironed out.

Dave Kitson's demands are pricing him out of a move away from the Britannia.

Arsenal want Sorensen still as Man City won't loan them Joe Hart(26)(73)

 

 02 Aug 2010 00:28:30
Whoever said that joe hart was leaving city for arsenal has either received false information or likes to stir things, after going to school with charlie and remaining close friends with him over the years i can say that he is happy in the area and will not be moving in the near future.(18)(66)

 

 02 Aug 2010 01:17:46
Papa Waigo to sign for Southampton on a loan to buy deal from Fiorentina by the end of the week.(40)(14)

 

 02 Aug 2010 01:19:42
Editor do you have any info on neven subotic to arsenal?? thanks {editor's note – I don't have anything new, all I know is that they tracked Subotic and Tasci last season.}(30)(13)

 

 02 Aug 2010 01:23:49
To all the manure fans who keep posting that Steven Defour will only sign for man U because SAF wrote him some halfcocked "get well soon letter", c'mon. Do you honestly think he's gonna sit around and wait until SAF feels like making an offer (in what, maybe a year or two?), when he's got the chance to go play with Stevie Gerrard and Joe Cole immediately? Yeah, didn't so.

If LFC bid, Defour will go.(98)(86)

 

 02 Aug 2010 01:42:56
Ryan babel spotted at airport yesterday..possible move away?

nah he was picking up perr's brother(20)(59)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:44:19
Alrite ED just wanted to know wat u make of the Kenneth Huang rumour an is it true?? {editor's note – I haven't a clue mate, like I keep saying no one outside of a very small circle knows anything about the takeover.}(40)(17)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:44:58
Hi ed great site, regarding the person who said they worked at the club shop who got the date wrong for Thursday 5th , I have noticed you can't book a stadium tour for that day , maybe I am reading too much into it , what do you think? Also I have no rumours living in the south west , just wish full thinking , and I wish we would hurry up and sign a decent strike partner for torres , I would like crouchie to return or go for hunterlaar, realistically who would you want to see at the pool? Cheers {editor's note – isn't there a match on? I may be wrong like, but I am fairly certain that there is a Europa League qualifier at Anfield on Thursday!}(30)(19)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:50:48
"Ed any info on the rumour going around that john o'shea will be joining real madrid for 23 million pounds? {editor's note er no lol}"

I keep telling you no one knows prices on this place.. John O'Shea if sold would make maybe 510m and that's still pushing it. {editor's note – do you not think it was a wind up? I mean O'Shea to Real Madrid??}(10)(46)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:51:30
Live in Belfast and just heard tonight that Corry Evans from Man Utd going out on loan to..Leeds Utd.(11)(68)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:52:25
Arsenal may make a shock move to take Joe Hart on loan from Manchester City. Wenger has identified Hart as a potential long term number one at Arsenal and the England keeper would be keen to leave the City of Manchester Stadium if it meant he was first choice.
Wenger knows Almunia is getting on and rates Hart a lot more than Fabianski.
Expect news of Arsenal's interest very soon.
=v1=(35)(58)

 

 02 Aug 2010 00:03:43
Mesut ozil will see out his contract at werder bremen, then likely to join real madrid next summer. barcelona will not sign him as fabregas will have 1 more season at the emirates, then he will bemoving to camp nou by august 2011.(30)(64)

 

 02 Aug 2010 00:10:44
To All The People saying that Ozil Has Said He Has Comitted His Future And Said He will stay Are Wrong!
He Specifically said He Is honest And If Needed He Will See Out His Contract However Bremen Do Not Want to Lose Out And Will Put Him Up For Sale And MUFC will Grab Him For A Bargain Price Of 15mil!

FACT, Watch This Space!

MR.MUFC(65)(39)

 

 02 Aug 2010 00:14:48
01 Aug 2010 15:24:04
Rangers transfer latest

My mate shazza works in reception at glasgow hilton and she reckons Luciano Becchio and Michael Chopra might be on their way to Rangers after they were taken from the hotel to murray park the other day!
(36) (36)

This rumour is False as Rangers have not used the hilton hotel in many years and they certenly would not use it as the bug accodemic has not yet been fully cleared in the hotel.(19)(55)

 

 01 Aug 2010 22:44:46
TO THE DIVVY THAT WROTE THIS

"I work at the Liverpool club shop and when the rota went up today. Normally about 4or5 staff on a Friday, , but Friday 5th nearly all staff are in (14). Big signing maybe??"
H3N0


BECAUSE ITS MATCH DAY U DOZY CNT.. WAKE UP!(81)(42)

 

 01 Aug 2010 22:57:32
A lot of people on here seem to think because Mesut Ozil has apparently said he is willing to see out the remaining year on his contract at Werder Bremen means he will not be moving??

errrr..wrong

At the end of the day he might not have a choice. It is essentially the clubs decision and do you honestly think Bremen are going to let him leave next year for FREE?

I don't think so some how.

These people that believe he won't leave are obviously Manchester United haters as they forget to mention the second part of the article where he says he would welcome a 'Dream move to England with either United or Chelsea'.

Expect a bid in the region of 15 million from United this week and i am 100% sure Werder Bremen will be willing to negotiate.(78)(37)

 

 01 Aug 2010 22:58:32
EDITOR CAN YOU USE GOOGLE TRANSLATOR TO TELL US WHAT THIS SAYS PLEASE?
Karim Benzema sabe que ste puede ser su ao en el Real Madrid: "Ya llevo un ao aqu, mi espaol es mucho mejor y eso hace que me sienta ms integrado aqu. Yo creo que este va a ser mi ao con el Madrid''

im from dominican republic we speak spanish for those who don't know. so karim says: ive been here for a year, my spanish is much better and that makes me feel more integrated.I think this is going to be my year with Madrid.RedDevilGirl

THANK YOU X(44)(24)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:00:41
Tom Cleverley to sign for Newcastle and Danny Welbeck to Sunderland or Blackpool, heard from a very good source.(63)(39)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:05:44
"I work at the Liverpool club shop and when the rota went up today. Normally about 4or5 staff on a Friday, , but Friday 5th nearly all staff are in (14). Big signing maybe??

H3N0"


the 5th of this month is a thursday which is match day. europa league qualifier 2nd leg v rabotnicki

c'mon mate you work at the club you should know better(20)(53)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:08:20
To the person who posted about Liverpool signing obasi, well he's injured so unlikely. However I have heard that hodgson is interested in VEDAD IBISEVIC for around £810million or possibly demba ba. I believe however ibisevic more likely, my sources expect him to sign just before the round of internationals next week.(20)(51)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:16:40
Liverpool intrested in wigan pair charles N zogbia and figeroa(31)(57)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:16:46
James Mcfadden and Ashley Williams will sign with Newcastle in the next 48 hours. Heard it here first!(21)(49)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:19:25
West Ham have put an £11 million pound bid for Gomis from Lyon..David Gold has flown out to Lyon personally to tie up the deal.(17)(54)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:20:21
Arsenal have made a 14 million bid for joe hart heard this from my friend who's dad is an agent working on the deal(19)(92)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:21:24
Manchester united will sign steven defour when he is fully fit.

it is the same problem that ruud van nistelrooy had bescause manchester united was going to sign van nistelrooy in 2000/2001 season but he had a knee injury so we signed him when he was fully fit the following season. so manchester united will sign steven defour when he is fully fit.


jmoney(49)(64)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:22:04
Neil lennon to sign jo hart on a year long loan deal.he wants first team football we need a goalie.makes sense.wot u reckon bhoys?(33)(87)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:22:24
Arsenal have resigned flamini for an undisclosed fee the player that we need will be confirmed next week(18)(100)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:26:24
To the clown who claimed rangers where a feeder for the championship, Barry Robson, Steven McManus, Scott McDonald, chris killen, Lee naylor, willo flood. Do I need to go on.(52)(60)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:26:59
Ed. do u remember Kenneth Hwang & his chinese consortium?? Sunday Times business article below. thanks Malmo08

Liverpool's ownership battle picked up pace yesterday when it emerged that a Chinese tycoon was in negotiation with Royal Bank of Scotland to take control of the club.

Kenny Huang, who is partnered by one of the biggest sovereign wealth funds in the Far East, is determined to wrest control from Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr before the transfer window closes. Last month, Huang made approaches to a number of key figures at Anfield to emphasise the seriousness of the bid in an attempt to forestall a summer exodus of players.

Fernando Torres, who reports back to training today, will be asked to delay any decision on his future until the outcome of the takeover bid is known.

Liverpool have been up for sale since April, when the American owners appointed Martin Broughton, the British Airways chairman, to oversee any deal. However, last week, no viable bidder had come forward and Broughton has not moved the process on.

Hicks and Gillett took over three years ago in a leveraged buyout and owe RBS about £237 million. Hicks has consistently quoted an asking price of £800 million club but business analysts consider this unrealistic, with £325 million a more reasonable figure.

The approach by Huang guarantees RBS the repayment of the vast majority of the loan because the bid guarantees to clear Liverpool's debt.

Huang, who was first linked with a buyout at Liverpool two years ago, has an impressive track record as head of QSL Sports Limited, a Hong Kongbased investment company. He was instrumental in taking Yao Ming, the basketball superstar, to the Houston Rockets in the NBA.

Sources close to Huang said that he was eager to push the Liverpool deal through to make use of the transfer window. Roy Hodgson, the manager, would be given funds to add to a squad that dropped out of the top four and the Champions League places last season.

As well as generating revenue, Huang plans to build a new stadium as quickly as possible. The Americans made a similar promise in February 2007, pledging that ground would be broken on the Stanley Park site within 60 days, but work has still not started.(61)(50)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:30:31
Richard Brodie of York City and Rowan Vine of QPR are due to have talks with Colchester United this week and will both hopefully be signed by the end of the week in time for the big kick off at Exeter City next weekend(3)(34)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:32:19
I can confim that David Healy will be at ibrox on tuesday to go through a medical with the club. I'm a celtic fan and i can't believe how lucky we are this year because David Healy couldn't kick back doors how many did he score at Sunderland well at least we now the league will be home a Parkhead this year but the David Healy thing i true(23)(53)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:36:49
Celtic FC

Neil Lennon will be making 4 new signings before the end of the window. He isn't to pleased with Charlie Mulgrew after a poor game against Braga and Arsenal. Aiden McGeady Might very well be staying at celtic after Lennon has promised him number 7. Paddy McCourt has been promised a start aganist Braga. Lennon is talking to a CB , LB , GK , CF.(62)(28)

 

 01 Aug 2010 23:38:50
To tthe guy who wrote this

01 Aug 2010 17:24:15
Hi ed im a birmingham city fan and ive just heard fom somebody that the rumours going around st andrews are 1) blues very interested in keane from spurs bid to be submitted soon to rival aston villa
2) ryan babel / liverpool ready to accept new improved offer from us thus him bieng ommitted from pre season game in germany have you heard anything or heard of any pending moves of players to birmingham {editor's note I haven't heard of any others, nor the Babel rumour. I was told he was left out because he wasn't fit yet.}


I believe the players from holland and spain are only due back this week in training so babel would never have been considered for the game today(27)(39)

 

 







 

 
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