Football Rumours Archive July 30 2009

 

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Ibrahim Afellay to Arsenal 11 million
  Hi everyone!! . . Was just wondering if anyone can give me any information on who Chelsea will be signing , when i usually check out this site its mostly Man U , Liverpool and Arsenal rumors but not so much Chelsea . . Thanks.
  Peter Winn is set to join Tanmere from Scunthorpe for 20k although the deal may fall through due to his injured ankle.
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Hey goat man gary, have you got any other rumours for man u?
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Hi S, Goatman here. I think ManU need a flair player that can pick open centre backs, Valencia was bought to get crosses in, different type of player. And they need a set piece taker. If they buy Douglas Costa it's for the future, and they might have a snap at David Silva. My money's on a suprise bid for Ronhinho, if he can be prized away from Saudi Arabia Fc. SAF WILL NOT buy Robben, he took the mick out of Arjen for being a coward, in public.

I think SAF isn't stupid, and he'll be happy to hold onto his transfer kitty until the market settles. 80mill now will be worth 140mill when all the 'lets buy success (and ruin football)' teams put their wallets away and prices go down.

Having said that, a cheeky deal for a RM/RW wouldn't surprise me. Lennon might not be a bad punt.

Not that i care, I'm a Torquay fan!
–Goatman Gary

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  Lets be fair. . all the rumors going around that ashley young is goin to manchester united and tottenham. . well he has made a statement to the villa fans that he is commited at villa park and will carry on with villa and hopes to acheive big things. . MON said that he wouldn't b leavin till he is offered a minimum of 30 mil. wich alex fergeson ent gunna pay. . he wudnt even coff it up 4 tevez so wats the chances . . n all rednapp wants to do iss offa keane n jenas?? MON is tryna make a stronger villa side. so he isn't goin 2 let one of the best wingers left in the prem 2 leave for shit players like that. . althought it has been said villa have offer 14 mil 4 bent. . which is confusin. coz if hes such a gd player. why are villa in battles with hull and sunderland to get him?? but MON always has a plan up his sleave. . we was all confused wen he signed ashley young 4 13 mil but he prooved us wrong :P

COME ON THE MIGHT CLARET AND BLUE :D
  Manchester United fan here . .

The biggest shock transfer will be Sniejder & Van Nistoolrey moving to Manchester United in the last week of transfer window. . watch this space . .

AJ
  Trust us on this one as this WILL become reality next week!

Beckham to Fulham on loan from December.
We have just spoken to an executive for Fulham FC
  Young brazilian wiz kid zizinivo(17) will sign 4 arsenal 4 around 3 mil . westbrom wil sign leroy lita on a free transfer. lucas neil wil sign 4 man.c or gaatasary 4 fk all. city defo wil sign toure 15 mil n lescott 20 mil possibility of onouha going as part of the deal.arbeloa n alonso to rea madrid wiv liverpool bringin in cattermole n david silva or juan mata.also dossena to naplli. chelsea to allow kalou to leav thre bridge nt sure wear he goin yet bt wolfsburg n lyon ar4e heavil intersted.chelsea will bring in lavezzi frm napoll nt liverpool as bein speculated with ancelotti beinf=g a big fan of the argentine.wolves to sign m.dubbery,i.campo n n.hunt.
  Norwich news:

Having already conducted alot of business this summer, Norwich will look to sell a few players. First out will be midfielder Darel Russel to either Preston (£400k) or Burnley (£500k).

This departure will allow Norwich to complete the signings of Goran Maric and Jens Askou on free transfers.

Expect Jamie Cureton to leave for around £200k, with Barnsley and former club Bristol Rovers leading the interest.

If Cureton does go, Norwich will be in the market for a further striker, although no decisions have been made on whom that will be yet.

One or two Man Utd youth players have been lined up for prospective loan moves as well, following the recent friendly match. Likelihood is that this will be a defender and a midfielder, although Gunn may try and persuade his former manager to loan him a pacy striker if he's unable to find a suitable one before the close of the transfer window.
  I live near old trafford and ive just seen david silva and Alexandra pato walking in. NOT LYING EITHER!!
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Comrades!

As I stated yesterday (and which was not published boo–boo, hiss–hiss) , Arbeloa is definately Madrid bound and Madrid wanted him because they want more Spanish players and less foreigners ready for UEFAs future new rulings. As I also said in my unpublished thoughts of yesterday, Madrid's President has ordered that the first team squad is to be trimmed down to 25 players maximum by season's start and that all transfers–in from here–on in are to be over–whelmingly Spanish and all out foriegn. 6 non–Spanish Madrid players will leave in the next fortnight or so including RvN, Metzelder, Heinze & Huntelaar to name but a few. There's more a lot more fact than rumour to Huntelaar being Prem bound.

RED LENIN
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  Some wizard on this site has suggested that Flash 'arry will outbid Villa for Delph if they don't let him have Ash. Young. What a plank!! No club outbids another club because they won't sell a player to them. It's called economic suicide. Saying that 'Arry might just do that. I wonder what colour shirts Spurs are going to wear this coming season? Probably a nice shade of blue with a crescent moon and star on the chest. Who said Portsmouth reserves? Living in the south, I can't believe the number of pathetic rumours the Spurs fans are coming up with at present. Why do they think 'Arry will sell some of their better players? Why do they believe that clubs will sell their stars to Spurs when they are better placed to achieve Europe? It all seams to be forlorn hope that Spurs are going to make the top 4, when we all know that 5 clubs have a chance of top 4 and the rest are picking up the scraps that are being thrown away.
  To the guy that said he worked for Sheff utd

I'm mates with Ched Evans and he told me that the only reason he signed for sheff utd is because of this massive take over bid! he says that kevin blackwell has a £25mil kitty & a transfer wishlist as long as his arm! including valeri bojinov
  I was at the Northampton Wednesday friendly last night and there were three Notts forest people all in tracksuits and with notepads, I can only imagine that they were scouts. I would probably suggest that they were monitering Danny Jackman or Akinfenwa. As a Wednesday fan I doubt they looking at any Wednesday players as Laws has repeatedly told of his wish to keep everyone one of his squad.
  STOKE CITY RUMOURS

Stoke will offload goalkeeper Steve Simonsen to Cardiff City for a fee around £400000, they will then buy Posh keeper Joe Lewis for around 1.5 million. City will also this week complete the signing of Dean Ashton from West Ham, full back Alan Hutton from Spurs. Stoke will make a renewed attempt to sign Joe Ledley from Cardiff for around 6 million, failing this they will bring in Pompeys John Utaka.

To leave the Brit this summer will be Simonsen to Cardiff, Olofinjana to Monaco, Andrew Griffin not sure where, Leon Cort to Hull, Andrew Davies to Leicester and Richard Cresswell to Walsall, with only Cort, Simonsen, Davies and Olofinjana fetching any fee
  Arsenal in & out:
Wenger will bring in 1 of zapata or richards 2 replace toure. 1 of Sakho/tasci/hangeland/kompany will come in 2 replace senderos/silvestre. Vermaelen was brought in 2 replace gallas. Wenger will fill the DM void by the end of the transfer window his tagets are cattermole/matuidu/inler. He is also tying up a deal for hunterlaar to replace ade. Wenger is also looking at ryan babel a deal could be struck in january as he won't be getting 2 many first team oppurtunaties. Also expect a few tallented youngsters zezhinho/hazard/wellington etc.

Asrenal in:
Zapata/Richards 7.5/12.5m
Sakho/Tasci/Hangeland/Kompany 5/10m
Cattermole/Matuidu/Inler 10m
Hunterlaar 17.5m
Babel 10m
Couple of yuongsters

Arsenal out:
Toure 15m
Gallas 5m
Senderos 5m
Silvestre 2.5m
Ade 25m
  Can people please stop making up so much rubbish like portsmouth to raid relegated teams newcastle and boro and sign 14 players. what the hell? or spurs bringing back all their old players so they can have the glory days back again. what glory days?

rumours now: costa and 1 of silva and villa to manu and mybe a midfielder because of hargreeves.

chelsea to sign 1 of pirlo and pato

liverpool to sign no big players just covers like tuncay, distan. alonso to leave.

arsenal to sign huntelaar and fall out of the top 4!!

the upcoming : FOLLOWER
  Sunderland too sign Bent, Dunne, Baysse, A CM possibly Huddlestone/Jenas/Reo Coker (Definetly not Cattermole) Another Striker And Possibly A Winger. . Lets See.
  My mate works in sheffield council planning department & apparently rotherham have been told by the FA that they need to move out of don valley & back to rotherham before xmas! or they will have points deducted! the fa walking all over the little teams again
  I have heard that with Arbeloa heading to Madrid, Liverpool and Real are still in talks over Alonso and possibly Sergio Ramos. This deal could be finalized within the next week. Liverpool will be looking to get Ramos with both Arbeloa and Dossena heading for the door. Silva is also still a target, but he won't be signed during this transfer period.
  Can people stop whining that Arsene has sold 4th place! The man has a plan. Note the slowly dwindling African contingent at the Emirates? Adebayor, Toure and Eboue all sold for a reason people! Expect a ball winning midfielder and possibly a centre back and that's it. We have no problems scoring goals, just conceding them!
  ARSENAL________________________
AW is now hungry to get in the transfer market and do some deals as he has £40 odd million 2 spend
ST–huntelaar/pandev/dzeko/kalou
CM–sniejder/fellaini/kompany/de jong
CB–hangaland/sahko/lescott/richards
. .and finally eden hazard hottest talent in the world right now!!!!!!
  Have heard that EFC will take £20 million plus michael johnson with either richards or onuhua for lescott from a close source within the club.
  This is to the idiot who rekons pompey are going to sign 6 or 7 newcastle and middlesbrough players!
that is a ridiculous statement!
they are targeting gary o'neil and that is it from the two clubs!
  ###LFC Transfer News Latest###

Rafa Benitez has held talks with 3 players he feels that would complete the jigsaw and provide the final title push for next season. The players have agreed personal terms and are in the process of finalising the contracts. The players are George, Zippy and Bungle. George will cover as back up to Reina, Zippy will fill in for Torres and Bungle will replace the outgoing Arbeloa.

However, there has been a serious doubt over signing Zippy, after he was seen leaving the nearby Arkles pub, looking decidely worse for wear after downing several pints of carlsberg, puffing away on a silk cut, with a bird in tow.

Needless to say, rafa is fuming, and looks to pull the plug. Latest reports suggest he will pull the plug on zippy, and look to sign Bagpuss instead. .
  Plymouth Argyle are looking to take Danny Welbeck from Man United soon on a season loan with a view to call back, this is aiding the £400k move for Rory Fallon
  Long time lurker, first time poster. Love the site.

No concrete facts here, just my opinion:

According to lots of sources, it looks like Toure will be heading to City. Wenger has been quoted as saying he has 7 centre backs already so it would seem that perhaps finding a direct replacement is not in his immediate thoughts right now.

However. .

2 of them are Silvestre and Senderos. Silvestre is past it really, but could be useful to keep around to help the young defenders develop and improve. Personally I think Senderos gets a bit of stick considering he was part of a defensive unit that made a record breaking run of 10 games with a clean–sheet in the Champions League, but I still think he may leave as well.

That means that Wenger is probably still looking to strengthen in that area and I have read and heard in a few places now that Arsenal are interested in a well respected Italian player and Wenger himself said to keep an eye out over the next 24 hours. Based on these thoughts and other rumours over the last few years this is what I think may happen at the Emirates this season:

Any of these:

CB:
Chiellini – could be the Italian? – est. £16m
Hangeland – £12m

DM:
De Rossi – again could be the Italian mentioned – £15m
Senna – short term to allow Randall, Lansbury et al to develop – £6m

FW:
Huntelaar – £16m
Kalou – Wenger has admitted his is a fan before –£8m

Due to the fact that Real need to sell to buy more players, expect a lot of their unwanted squad members to be sold off on the cheap as the transfer window closes. If this is the case, it wouldn't surprise me if Wenger made a cheeky bid for the following:

Gago – £8m
Sneijder – £10m

Of course, judging by the last few seasons Wenger will probably leave it to the last minute before making any purchases in an attempt to drive the price down. Whilst this is a sensible thing to do in order to ensure the long term stability of the club, it doesn't have put the fear of god into all Arsenal fans, especially as first XI players seem to be leaving left, right and centre.

Maybe, just maybe, this might be the season that Wenger surprises us all.

Fingers crossed.

Individyouall.
  Liverpool.
ins
ashley young(seen in liverpool a week or so ago)
silva 20m
negredo(part of alonso deal)

outs
dossena 4m
arbeloa 6m
alonso 25m plus negredo
  Plymouth Argyle news

The new board want to attract more fans to the club so want to make 1 maybe 2 big money signings to boost attendances. The first is a million pound bid for Wigan's Caleb Folan as sturrock wants another big forward. After Saxton's injury, Sturrock may also target Birmingham's Colin Doyle, as he is now third choice at Brum behind Hart and Taylor. David Gray will also sign for £300k at the end of the week.

Green Giant
  Everton fc are set to raid AS Saint–tienne for right back/ left back Mouhamadou Dabo and defensive midfielder Blaise Matuidi for a combined 6 million pounds.
   WATORD

Jobi 'McEnough' McAnuff's proposed move to Reading is on hold, as Watford won't accept Reading's £800,000 offer, whilst Reading won't pay the £1.2 million being asked. In addition McEnough's agent Tony Finnigan is pushing his luck in terms of wages & length of contract. At nearly 28 years of age, this is likely to be McAnuff's final decent pay day. From what has been heard he wants a 4 year deal at £12000 per week! Lot of money for a hit & miss player with a poor attitude & certainly not the brightest individual!
  Chelsea Football Club News:

Villa will not be coming to chelsea. He has said he is not going to leave Valenica. :(

Ins–
Sneijder 15 Mill
Ribery 50 Mill
Alonso 21 Mill
A. Young 19 Mill

Outs–
Kalou 9 Mill
Pizzaro 4.5 Mill
Shevchenko Contract Terminated
Di Santo Loan


– Number1 Chelsea Fan =P
  Where has all this Forest/Derby sniping come from all of a sudden?! Alright, I understand the rivalry, past and present, but I never knew there were just so many violent midlanders on here. Personally, I don't think either club will sign any more players this summer, surely their kittys are long spent? Bad boys! Mid–table finishes, the pair of you!
I also never knew there were so many Notts County wannabes, i mean fans, am I the only person on here not from the general midland area? Now, I imagine they WILL be signing a few players:
Matt Ritchie (Pompey)
Jack Lester (Chesterfield)
Andy Hughes (Leeds)
Chris Dagnall (Rochdale)
UNfortunately, they're all on loan. SO much for Sven.
A final word on Man Utd supporters. Isnt it funny how they have all suddenly gone quiet. Relegation battle, i expect.
Malcolm Shaffer
  To who said this
First of all to the guy who said he seen peter lovenkrads at ross hall hospital, rangers have a state of the art multi million pound training ground called murray park and all the new signings get their medicals there.
The medical at Ross Hall (which is where most of the Old Firm recruits go) is for insurance purposes and therefore is conducted by an independent consultant. The club medical is seperate.
  Former Glenavon and Birmingham right–back Michael McKerr has signed a one year deal with oldham. If this goes well he could sign for rangers but if it does not turn out well he may return to glenavon where he had a trial this summer.
  Arsenal Transfer News:

Ins: Thomas Vermaelen, Brede Hangeland, Gokhan inler, Klaas Jan Huntelaar
Outs: Kolo Toure, Emmannuel Adebayor
  Derby to sign burtons shaun harrad on the cheap also barker chose derby for higher wages forest didnt think he was worth and earnshaw wanted to leave derby he hated it jewell wanted to keep him but he decided to go to forest also expect hulse to be sold when hes fit to boro and maybe commons to celtic to balance derby poor finances.
  
Watch this space.
David Beckham is on his way out of LA Galaxy after falling out with fans and team mates. He is looking to join AC Milan on a permanent basis. However Notts Countys director of football Sven wants to bring in the superstar to raise profile.

Hull City manager Phil Brown is still on a quest to find a striker with premiership experience. Players he is looking at are Amir Zaki, Dwight Yorke, Richard Cresswell, Ricardo Fuller, Anton Sibierski and David Healy.

Colchester Wantaway Defender Sam Reef–Wilson who is 18 in August is set for a shock move to Burnley in a 100k move.

Walking the Walk.
Randy Walker

  Liverpool have accepted a bid of 22m + Alvaro Negrado for Xabi Alonso
  Alex Ferguson is getting scared of all the other clubs in the premier league now because they are now being able to spend money on world class players and even though he has the money, no body wants to join man united so my money is on them losing everything next season and no trophys for all those glory supporters. Forests Billy davies will be sacked when the chairman relises all the players hez bringin in are useless. Derby will concentrate on ho,e grown players and purchase players only under the age of 21 which will be used in the development team BUT expect john brayford to be signed by the start of the season on next transfer window.
ZigZag
  Derby county are set to launch a shock bid for hull captain Ian ashbee, with rob hulse set to leave the club for 3 mil,the rams also want to challenge swansea for saganowski or go in for jay simpson from arsenal
  Hiya all, I am a gooner for life (cant help it!!!), I must say that I was not sorry to see Adebayor go and for 25m its a cracking deal, although I was a little dissappointed in Kolo going. I can see what he is thinking(apart from that scheming slimy agent of his – visions of Cashley again). Kolo has set up probably the last contract of his career (32yrs old in 4 years time) and Arsenal get a decent fee of around 14m – 16m depending on which paper/news you read, he also has been lacking pace and leadership in the last year. Around 40m for 2 players is great but I am worried that we still lack in the midfield,especially in the DM area. The striker front would be handy if we aqquired Huntelaar to play with R.V.P but Milan look to be hovering there. I think that Flamini would be the best answer but find it hard to see if Wenger would bid for him. Any gooners out there have a response?? I hope that this season is really open and lots of clubs are involved in the fight for the title. Man City think they will break the top four but I think it will be hard for the first couple of seasons.

Gooner Forever
  

 
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