Football Rumours Archive July 30 2010

 

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30 Jul 2010 23:20:29
Apprantly manu are interested in buying ozil and anthony annan for a combined fee of 25 mill(54)(57)

 

 30 Jul 2010 23:21:49
30 Jul 2010 22:53:12
CARDIFF CITY NEWS

The malaysians today paid cardiff'd wage bill for this month, they will also be payin the transfer payments still owed to charlton (hudson) motherwell (quinn) & the upcomin tax bill with in the next 2 weeks this will en lift the transfer embargo.
Dave Jones will en only be bringing in 24 loan players from prem teams

TRUE FACTS SOURCE FROM SUM1 IN THE KNOW

Well, so that's another 8m they put in after the previous 6m plus the other 2m in bailing them out. 16m for 36% of the club when no other directors have put in a penny ? I don't think so mate, they aint stupid. Cardiff aint long for the English league.(6)(29)

 

 30 Jul 2010 23:18:47
30 Jul 2010 22:43:16
Reports in italy suggest the balotelli deal with city is off! And sir alex is ready to pounce as he has been a keen admirer and has been monitoring him since he first burst on to the scene.
If man utd can reach balotelli's wage demands and offer him first team football, expect him to sign by the end of next week
There any legs in this ed?? would love to see him at OT {editor's note – well he is an admirer, but I don't know about any move for him. I certainly don't see his wage demands as a problem.}(18)(47)

 

 30 Jul 2010 23:19:04
I have been hearing from various people over the summer that Stephen Ireland wants to join Manchester United & Sir Alex Ferguson wants Stephen Ireland, I have even been told by a Man City player that Ireland has been telling friends that he is moving to Old Trafford etc..

But today is the first time I have had concrete info from a reliable source. A fee of £8 million has been agreed & Stephen Ireland will be a Man Utd player by the time United play their preseason friendly in Ireland.

Many Thanks(23)(58)

 

 30 Jul 2010 23:19:06
To unsigned prepubescent tosspot.how can rbs be in control you div? List me how many times lfc have defaulted on their payments? They haven't.so they can't go into administraition now can't they?get to sleep now your back in school in just over a month!

All though you are right he does not know what he is talking about kop holdings has defaulted on july deadline to repay 100 million and rbs are in control!(29)(5)

 

 30 Jul 2010 23:06:52
Jul 2010 16:54:08
More of a question than a rumour. All this talk of Inter making offers for Mascherano and Kuyt (others have been mentioned also) are a long time coming. Could it be that they are unable to make offers under the terms of Rafa's departure from Anfield? I understand Hodgeson has a similar clause preventing him from taking any Fulham players.

No, because he was already a free agent when the Inter deal happened, unlike Roy who was allowed to speak with LFC by his gaffer at Fulham.(24)(1)

 

 30 Jul 2010 23:12:08
Before close of window, Celtic to sell McGeady and buy McFadden plus others!!(18)(27)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:59:28
30 Jul 2010 13:34:18
In reply to Watching the liverpool game last night and the commentator said that pacheco was signing for espanyol. anyone else hear of this?

Yeah i heard what he said mate but he didn't say he was leaving he mentioned a name that i couldnt make out and said he was putting a lot of pressure on pacheco to move to espanyol.

its was xabi alonso that recommended pacheco go on loan to espanol to get some first team football, don't think he will go as he will get 1st team football this season when all the squad return and roy gets a good look at him , i really think pacheco could save liverpool millions in the transfer market , this kid could be a top player .
ngs77

The Espanyol rumour was about 45 days ago.
He was talking to Xabi about joining Real Sociedad (thats why it was Xabi he was talking to and not Maxi)(11)(12)

 

 30 Jul 2010 23:02:32
JON STEAD to Leeds United on Monday.(19)(24)

 

 30 Jul 2010 23:04:17
O my word i am Scunny support and also follow liverpool and all i want to say is why do people put dream signings on here and not true rumours i would love to see kaka ronaldo and the return of alonso at liverpool but it's not happening Roy hodgson has openly stated that liverpool's priority is a Left Back so i am expecting a left back to be signed next either in the form of Luke Young (who i know primarily plays right back but can play left back) or someone like wayne bridge(but can't see him coming as of the wages he's on at City) so realisticly looking at Koncesky (sorry about the spelling) and i'm not thinking about the rest of the dreams that the other delusional people are thinking about so start stating the truth rumours and not the crap about my mates sisters brother friend who knows a guy who went for a drink in the centre of outer mongolia with a guy who knew someone that told the rumour about Ronaldo.(6)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:53:12
CARDIFF CITY NEWS

The malaysians today paid cardiff'd wage bill for this month, they will also be payin the transfer payments still owed to charlton (hudson) motherwell (quinn) & the upcomin tax bill with in the next 2 weeks this will en lift the transfer embargo.
Dave Jones will en only be bringing in 24 loan players from prem teams

TRUE FACTS SOURCE FROM SUM1 IN THE KNOW(2)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:54:53
ED do have anything new on James Milner? its been going on forever? {editor's note – City are trying to stand their ground, to prove they can I guess, but I am sure they will end up conceding either players or cash to the value MON is looking for eventually.}(12)(4)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:57:26
30 Jul 2010 19:50:56
Re:
Hi Mike here, Alex bruce signed for leeds today for around 200k, the big signing grayson has been talking about, as well as countless leeds fans is non other than Emile Ivanhoe Heskey. He has been spotted in the last few days at thorp arch, along side alex bruce and new scout mervyn day. The heskey deal is to go through by next thursday, details of the fee/loan arrangements are still unknown.

ha hahhahathanks so much for that, cheered me up after a crap day. You here all week ?(8)(14)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:49:15
Inter is wrong to think they're in pole position to get Mascherano. Masch will go to the highest bidder and with Barca finally ready to give up (for yet another year) on bringing Fabregas in, Masch moves up the priority list. Juventus, Real, and Milan are also interested and if Bayern were to grab Masch they might be the most complete team in Europe. If Rafa really wants Masch, he needs to step up and make a real bid, none of this watered down cash + crappy player(s). The only Inter player being mentioned who would actually help Liverpool is Davide Santon.(35)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:41:14
To glasgow gunner, steklenburg is cup tied after he played against PAOK. I thought the diff for marchetti was 6.6 million instead of 9 million, (11)(6)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:42:15
Donovan fee agreed?
Sources, possibly emanating from the US, are suggesting that an agreement has been reached between Everton and MLS for the permanent transfer of Landon Donovan to Goodison and that the American forward just has to agree personal terms.

These rumours come on the back of quotes from Donovan in today's press that he would love to return to the Blues but that he was assessing all his options at this stage, including staying in America.(34)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:43:16
Reports in italy suggest the balotelli deal with city is off! And sir alex is ready to pounce as he has been a keen admirer and has been monitoring him since he first burst on to the scene.
If man utd can reach balotelli's wage demands and offer him first team football, expect him to sign by the end of next week.(17)(26)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:23:41
Sorry about that i ment turan from galatasary not fenabache! mistake(13)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:26:41
Arsenal fans
"Ashley Young £16,000,000"

Villa HAVE ALREADY PRICED HIM AT 30,000,000.. Yes, he's worth that to us so we can price him at that.. Arsenal have also showed(8)(33)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:30:24
And sorry Ed, I'm just poking fun. I'm sure Liverpool probably asked about him, because Hodgson wanted him at Fulham but I doubt there was really a move for him because Young wants a move to London. {editor's note – no worries mate, I was just glad that I was given the right info in this case. I would really have had to eat some humble pie if we had signed him!}(4)(12)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:32:49
Celtic have accepted a £15m bid from moscow for aiden mcgeady! if mcgeady agrees to go then Bellamy will join Celtic..
i really don't think mcgeady will go! he wants to play in the epl.

jordi bhoy(31)(46)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:35:10
Rafa wants both Kuyt and Mascherano both
Kuyt and mashPotatoes will leave and that should hopefully be the go ahead for Liverpool to sign a striker. Liverpool i have been told wants the cash up front not in payments. Rafa wonts both but he won't get any. Purslow was in Madrid lining up a deal to see Masha to Real and Heuigan to liverpool.(12)(28)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:35:25
Athletico Madrid

Right back Rod Fanni is close to signing a 3 year deal worth 5 million euros with Athletico Madrid.(Marca.com)

Also Urugayan Diego Godin seems likely to sign for the club, as Mourinho dismissed the oppourtunity to sign him for Real. (Marca.com)

Liverpool

Espanyol CEO has confrimed Maxi will not be joining them. He says it would not be economically feasible and the news of a possible transfer had surprised him.(20)(4)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:38:54
Poulsen to liverpool and warnock to return i work for lucozade sport and was talking with a fitness trainer at melwood on wed evening also heard that robbie keane being mentioned to(8)(33)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:19:59
RE: Lee Farley

You may want to google Arda Turan & see what club he plays for as last time I checked it wasnt Fenebahce!

He will however sign for the pool before end of transfer window.therefore leaving Galatasary!!

Scallywag. (Women love your site too Ed!)(22)(12)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:22:19
Bristol City having one last try at getting Dave Kitson. Stoke want a permanent transfer to get rid of him but the price means City can't afford his wages. Pulis is desparate to get rid of him and may take a cut price bid of 500k enabling City to give Kitson a big up front fee and lower wages. Failing that, Jason Scotland is lined up on a season loan. Ryan Bertrand from Chelsea also lined up for City.(13)(6)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:12:36
Liverpool FC:
still going out:
Javier Mascherano Inter Milan 25m
Maxi Rodriguez Real Zaragoza 3.5m
Cavalieri Palmeries 2.5m
Phillipp Degen Dynamo Kiev 2m
Jay Spearing N Forest 1m
Charles Itandje Monaco 1m
Nabil El Zhar Burnley 750k
Peter Gulasci Tranmere 250k
Emiliano Insua Fiorentina 5m
+ Irwin, Hansen, Palsson, Ince and Bruna out on loan
Total: 41m

still coming in:
Ever Banega Valencia 10m
Andy Carroll Newcastle 8m
Stephen Warnock Aston Villa 11m
Scott Loach Watford 4.5m
Arda Turan Galatasary 10m

23 Man Squad:
Reina, Loach, Johnson, Darby, Warnock, Agger, Kyrgiakos, Carragher, Skrtel, Aquilaini, Gerrard, Lucas, Plessis, Banega, Cole, Turan, Jovanovic, Kuyt, Babel, Torres, N'Gog, Nemeth, Carroll
2 spaces left for january signings

Under21's:
Bouzanis, Robinson, Kelly, Wilson, Ayala, Shelvey, Amoo, Dalla Valle, Eccleston, Pacheco

Homegrown:
Loach, Johnson, Darby, Warnock, Carragher, Gerrard, Cole, Nemeth, Carroll(13)(17)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:13:44
"the turan deal is still a possibility although liverpool are reluctant to pay the 15 million that fenabache are demanding."

doesnt arda turan play for galatasaray?(12)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:13:54
No way has anyone offered £15mil for McGeady, he had a £8mil bid accepted about a month ago!
Bellamy will go to Fulham as Hughes has joined. But do expect 2 more players to join.

Mphela and Khumalo should sign in next couple of weeks. And possibly Benalouane although price may increase now more clubs are associated with him. Utaka might join but will have to take a wage cut although he will definatly leave Pompey. Rangers may renew intrest in Chris Eagles as winger is needed. Although Gattuso will not join this year unless a cheap price can be agreed(25)(19)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:15:54
Hibs rumours

Both Stokes & Riordan where left out of the Europa Cup qualifier, these 2 are Hibs best goal threat, Hughes said it was because he only wanted one up front ( colin nish), but it may have been because they don't want to cup tie these players out of a move to Celtic.

Celtic could get both for about £3M, don't think either would want to play for rangers, although there has been interest in Riordan for Russia before!

To the person who wrote this, Stokes and Riordan both come off the bench and played against Maribor last night..(6)(27)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:16:05
To unsigned prepubescent tosspot..how can rbs be in control you div? List me how many times lfc have defaulted on their payments? They haven't..so they can't go into administraition now can't they?get to sleep now your back in school in just over a month!(6)(8)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:16:38
30 Jul 2010 21:43:16
Robert koren in advanced talks with Leicester because he feels that Leicester have the most potential to get promoted from the clubs that have offered him a contract.

Not quite true. There aren't many clubs in for him because he aint that good, which is why WBA let hime go. Leicester are probably his last hope of a contract at championship level.(16)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:18:24
Hi guys (Redders & AC)

AC: I don't know any details of the bidders, information like that is being kept strictly confidential. I don't even know anything about the bids submitted. All I know is the process of choosing the right bid and the progress so far.

Which leads me on to redders's query. Redders, you'll notice I pointed out that the first stage of the process was establishing interested parties and disseminating information to them. The next stage was the submission of bids. The next stage was to narrow the bids down to 2 competing bids. This stage has been completed. The criteria for this process was as I detailed in my earlier post. It was not based on who would be the highest bidder. I can only assume that this is what Martin Broughton (the Chairman) meant by his quote. The criteria for selecting the final 2 competing bids was nothing to do with share price, and they are deemed acceptable due to them fitting the criteria I pointed out earlier. However, we're mostly realists on here aren't we? The final choice will be based on who offers the most for the owners shares.(10)(3)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:54:49
30 Jul 2010 20:52:56
The striker Leeds are to sign is Jon Stead, he favours a move to Leeds and yorkshire.

Stead is only interested in money. He's a 200k player who expects 15k per week. Hence him turning up his nose at offers from Bristol City and Blackpool. Leeds can't afford the berk and that's a blessing.(11)(17)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:58:55
30 Jul 2010 18:38:35
Leeds United to make one more signing before game against Derby on Saturday,

Rumours

Leroy Lita
Michael Chorpa
Aaron Mclean
Matt Derbyshire

Im going with Aaron Mclean with a swap deal with Tresor Kandol.

Chris.

McLean is the only one Leeds could afford, best of luck with him in the championship.(13)(15)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:59:43
To the person who said this:

I Hear Hull Have Assepted A £1.5m Bid From West Brom. Also Avram Grant Might Raid Old Team Chelsea For Di Santo Or Kakuta On Loan. Liverpool Are Increasing Interest In Ghanian Forward Asamoah Gyan And Could Offer Up To £15m + Bable.
======

Yeah, I cut some stuff out. First of all, your spelling makes me suicidal. Second, Gyan's going price was reportedly 10m. So why 15m plus Babel? Just, wow.

And Di Santo didn't see the light of day when Avram managed Chelsea, so why should it be different now? Kakuta, MAYBE. But Chelsea are bleeding in youth and he's quality.

YNWA(8)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:59:50
"{editor's note you are really really wrong, it was a London side in for him as his agent had already made it known he wanted to return to London.}"

I know you're just truly hoping not to get Young for some reason. You really don't like either of them do you? {editor's note – actually I rate Luke Young, I met him when he was playing for Charlton and he was a lovely lad. But I know we weren't in for him.}(7)(5)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:01:57
Well Saddlers, looks like Bonser is cashing in on Deeney now. We have turned down £175k with loads of addons for him, Bonser wants £300k+ add ons.

Watford and Charlton are expected to be prepared to match that price and one other unnamed Championship club, heard Derby County.

Walsall will replace with the Wiemann on loan from Villa who scored two against us in a friendly, although Hutchings is also looking at trying to get Sam Vokes on loan from Wolves or Ben Hutchinson on loan from Celtic. He will only sign 1 of those 3 and only if Deeney goes.(1)(7)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:02:48
Stoke city
expect carlton cole to be signed by the end of next week with james beattie going to wba

also bellamy joining on loan(9)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:03:46
LFC Turan would be nice yes, but unfortunately the only interest between the two parties is from Turan himself, not Liverpool.

I'd guess he'd got to Spurs They missed out on Cole, they won't miss out on Turan too(20)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:04:01
30 Jul 2010 16:54:08
More of a question than a rumour. All this talk of Inter making offers for Mascherano and Kuyt (others have been mentioned also) are a long time coming. Could it be that they are unable to make offers under the terms of Rafa's departure from Anfield? I understand Hodgeson has a similar clause preventing him from taking any Fulham players.
I doubt the above, is it not a gentlemans agreement between Roy and fulham? I personally don't care where mash goes now the ungrateful (7)(8)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:04:50
In response to "lee farley"

You had a bit of credibility in your conjecture til you said we wouldn't meet Fenerbache's 15m demand for Turan.

Be nice of them to sell us a rival player from GALATASARAY, lol.(3)(3)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:05:56
30 Jul 2010 20:21:33
30 Jul 2010 17:35:36
Pompey are set to sell Kevin PrinceBoateng to Sunderland for £4m whilst schampton midfielder Paul Wotton is coming for a trial early next week.

lol, why are so many people saying wotton is going to that st hole Portsmouth, what's yours source. The funny thing is out of the entire Southampton team I would like only 2 to leave one being wotton the other pullis. So if we sell him to you no Southampton fan would care because we would get in another cm other then Carter. So I hope your right, but I seriously don't believe u at all. + he's st so maybe he would fit in there I also heard he would get captains armband how hilario

Saintsam


My friend works in Portsmouth football club and told me this, I've also heard it from other unrelated sources. My friend couldn't tell me too much but apparently "He's coming for a trial early next week."

Hope this helps!

Mike(17)(5)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:06:37
Just heard from craig bellamy himself in tescos that hes moving but he dosent know where.

WAS HE ON THE EXPRESS TILL THEN!!

I say he was the 10 clubs or more queue where they don't accept loyalty cards.


Dirks Engine Room(5)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 22:09:36
Re lee farley .


turan plays for galatasaray not fenerbache . it was all going so well up till that point !!!(8)(7)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:43:16
Robert koren in advanced talks with Leicester because he feels that Leicester have the most potential to get promoted from the clubs that have offered him a contract(13)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:47:05
Hibs rumours

Both Stokes & Riordan where left out of the Europa Cup qualifier, these 2 are Hibs best goal threat, Hughes said it was because he only wanted one up front ( colin nish), but it may have been because they don't want to cup tie these players out of a move to Celtic.

Celtic could get both for about £3M, don't think either would want to play for rangers, although there has been interest in Riordan for Russia before!!!(10)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:47:51
! RANGERS NEWS !

Rangers have enquired about the availability of Romanian leftsided player Cristian Pulhac Described as an attackminded fullback, the Dinamo Bucharest wide man would be available for around £600,000.

Georgie Welcome will travel to Scotland next week for a trial with Rangers

Benalouane, who is available for around £2 million from the Ligue 1 club is now a target for celtic

Rangers look likely to open talks over the transfer of South African international Bongani Khumalo. The defender's club, Supersport United, have said they will not stand in the way of the player moving to Scotland.

Katlego Mphela has stated his desire to move to Rangers. The South African international, currently with Mamelodi Sundowns, has been subject to enquiries from the Glasgow club over a possible transfer

ALL OF THESE ARE FACY BUT MITE NOT ALL GO THROUGH BUT GERS ARE DEFO INTRESTED IN ALL THE PLAYERS ABOVE

True enough my friend thanks for sharing but you missed out jevalic whom he have made an improved offer for ;) WATP!(24)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:53:35
Mark Hughes (Fulham) to sign David James from Portsmouth and Adam Lallana from Southampton.

Alan Pardew using the income to secure
Darius Vassell new #11 and in a revised offer has almost certainly nabbed Luke Varney for the #8 shirt.

Chris Lines Bristol Rovers new #24 and trialist Etinne Esajas #25 to sign Monday

Vassell may be unveilled at the Reading friendly.

Bartoz Bialkowski to sign a three year contract with Saints tomorrow with guaranteed appearances.

Saints development XI will play in Italy and France in with details of new feeder plan to be finalised at Staplewood
_

1. Lallana is not for sale. Pardew made it quite clear that nobody is for sale a long time ago.
2. Players don't need to be sold for new ones to come in at Southampton.
3. David James signed for Bristol City(3)(28)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:23:31
Stephen Ireland will make the move across Manchester to join United in the next week. The fee is to be in the region of 57 million pounds.

Mark Hughes holds all the cards with regards to Arsenal having a decent first team goalkeeper next season. Many Arsenal fans are sick of the sight of Almunia and Fabianski and would welcome Schwarzer with open arms. Mark has stressed his desire to make the move but if a fee cannot be reached or Hughes feels that Schwarzer is a key player in his squad, Arsenal will start with Fabianski in goal at Liverpool.(12)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:27:53
Arsenal to sign..

Per Mertesacker £14,000,000

Federico Marchetti £5,000,000

Maraoune Chamakh Free Transfer (Done)

Laurent Koscienly 8, 500,000 (Done)

Ashley Young £16,000,000(16)(31)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:31:30
Miguel Veloso has signed for Genoa for 7 million euros + Alberto Zapater(19)(8)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:41:16
Marlon king having medical at pompey tomorrow(8)(21)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:55:27
To E.H. with the LFC takeover news.

Thanks for the info, just a question about this bit:
"There are 2 bids left, the next (and final) stage of the bidding process is for bidders to propose a price for the club and the highest price WILL be accepted."

Martin Broughton said that the takeover would NOT necessarily be decided by the highest bidder?

Not trying to catch you out, just a genuine question.

Cheers,
Redders(12)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:56:57
Chopra to snub another season at Cardiff and move to a champ club with a bigger team with a fighting chance his dream move is Leeds utd .. But looks like Ipswich will get his signature as chopra has good links with Roy keane at Sunderland ..

Remember who said this ..
6, 8 dave(5)(19)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:57:13
30 Jul 2010 18:36:07
Mascha/Ozil/Suarez/Fabiano/Richards/Adebayor => THFC.
Bellamy/Parker/A.Ferdinand/L.Young

you are so stupid ozil is joining man utd suarez is staying at ajax i don't know where you got adebayor from and if the first one is mascharano then you should get off planet earth(3)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:58:18
Celtic have been offered £15m for mcgeady wich has been accepted tat should make up for no cl money but spl is no 1 also bellamy is on his way no 7 shirt .(15)(33)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:00:41
"{editor's note you are wrong, he was never in the running to move to Liverpool. MON and Villa both said that ONE club had bid for him, he will move to join that one club soon and it is not Liverpool.}"

Sure it was, but now that he ruled out Pool, a few more clubs are in for him, including Fulham who are favorites to get him. {editor's note – you are really really wrong, it was a London side in for him as his agent had already made it known he wanted to return to London.}(4)(9)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:03:06
Im going to stick to my guns and say Ozil to Real Madrid. I called this as well as Khedira on a 5 year deal to Madrid and Raul to Schalke a fortnight ago! (17th July 22:35) But I also said Remy to Liverpool and Mario Gomez in to replace Raul so who knows haha Cant say I'm wrong as nothing concretes happened with Remy or Gomez yet regarding a transfer so worth another shout. Great site Ed good man.(9)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:07:17
Liverpool news!

liverpool are waiting for inter to meet their asking price of about 26 million. but hodgson may also be intrested in a deal involving muntari but would prefer straight up cash.

figueroa deal will be completed within the next few weeks. NO aguero, NO tevez for liverpool.
their will be NO attempt to resign peter crouch.

liverpool have made enquiries aboul de rossi but roma have put a 25 million price tag on him and it is highly unlikely that liverpool will use all of the money brought in from mascerano on a replacement. liverpool have also been in contact with juventus regarding diego and porto regarding HULK both are valued at around 20 million. which makes any deal involving either of them unlikely. hodgson is keen on both but HULK looks most likely as liverpool are looking for a top class striker.

the turan deal is still a possibility although liverpool are reluctant to pay the 15 million that fenabache are demanding. liverpool may try and get their man next summer as he would be half the price as he would only have 1 year left on his contract. liverpool is his preffered destination. poulsen is a major possibility. petrov is not going to happen. maxi deal is just a romour.

dirk kuyt is said to be keen on a move to inter but is reluctant to publicly state a desire to move as he does not want to damage his relationship with the liverpool fans. just have to wait and see with this one, personally i would not be to bothered if he went turan would be a good replacement!

possible liverpool outs:
riera 4 million
insua 5 million
aurelio free
san jose 1.5 million
benayoun 5.5 million
mascerano 25 million

total income = 41 million + 15 million hodgson already has to spend = 56 million

possible liverpool ins:
wilson 3 million
shelvey 1.7 million
joe cole free
jovanovic free
poulsen 8 million (big possibility)
HULK/diego 15 20million (possibility)
figueroa 6 million (big possibility)
turan 15 (possibility)

total money spent = 53.7 million

lee farley! remember the name.(21)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:07:28
ArSeNaL

I believe that Arsenal are still trying to get both Mertesacker and Tasci, one at least will be signed.

Arsenal are turning their attentions to Stekelenburg, after Calgiari have asked for £12m for Marchetti, which i think is much more than he is worth.

Ed, have you heard anything else?

GlasgowGunner(13)(7)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:13:26
RE: 30 Jul 2010 12:22:11
"Stoke expecting to tie a deal up with Bellamy on a season long loan over the weekend. Not sure where all these Fulham stories are coming from they simply can't afford these players they are being linked with ie Bellamy, RSC and Ireland."

Mate, these rumours are coming from the fact that hughes has a great relationship with bellamy (putting up dome of his own money to sign him for city) and bellamy would be willing to take a pay cut to join. Also we do have money to spend as we sold smalling for £10million and are reported to have £15mill to spend on transfers (£2.5mill compensation for hodgson). I am hoping the bellamy deal will happen and it will be for a low price (45 mill being the popular price atm) as city need to trim there squad to 25 for the new regulations.

hope that clears it up a bit, Beagle FFC!!(7)(9)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:15:25
Antonio Lopez will not be joining Liverpool as he is a life long fan of atleti and is happy to play a aprt for them. Filipe luis will be 1st choice LB but when they sell Simao to Benfica and buy Giovinco then Filipe can play LW when Gio is injured and A. Lopez will step in at LB. Atleti will need a good squad so they will keep him.(5)(9)

 

 30 Jul 2010 21:20:59
To add to my previous post regarding Ozil to Madrid and co, just a bit of unneccesary news. The Raul to Schalke deal wobbled at the last minute due to the fact that Liverpool put a last minute shout in for him! He chose to honour his word to Schalke though, plus the fact that Liverpool couldn't offer CL football this season. (sportbild.de)(9)(15)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:23:25
E.H,

Are you able to tell of the two "bidders" going for the club at the moment?.

Thanks AC.(3)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:29:17
Evening Guys,

I know that Ed has heard similar to this, but just to confirm, a lot of rumblings around Liverpool and Cheshire about signings.

Apparently, Purslow was in Madrid speaking to Atletico, NOT about Aguero, Sergio OR Ken (P.S. Kudos to the guys on his transfer stories, given me some good laughs) But about Antonio Lopez and Ivan Camacho (LB and Monster Masch Replacements respectively)

Also, less convinced by this one, but also rumours of a 5 player merrygoround with Villareal (Been discussed in the last 72 hours as they've been around and about) about Capdevila, Cazorla and Rossi IN, Babel (Permanent) Pacheco (Loan) + £10m OUT.

Anyone other than Ed heard similar?

InfedL(15)(21)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:30:10
Remy will be revealed as a westham player on thursday with westham agreeing to pay 54000 wages p.w
i live very close to spurs training ground in chigwell and have just seen what looked to be craig bellamy so harry rednapp was lying and new he was getting him.
jermain jenas will be taken to villa once milner deal has gone through for 2.9 million(8)(8)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:34:06
To the person who wrote

30 Jul 2010 18:46:39
LUFC
Who are leeds going to sign as a striker, and what midfielder are we having? Ive looked on this site today and seen 8 different names.

Team to play derby;
Schmiechel
Connolly, Bruce, Naylor, Bessone
Howson, [?New?], Kilkenny
Sam, Becchio[?New?]


with the new sponsorship deal of east stand (they have said it must be on player whom they name )thought to be alan smith wait and see that's all we can do


dont ask for sauceor source will not tell believe it or believe it not upto you
mot(2)(9)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:35:14
! RANGERS NEWS !

Rangers have enquired about the availability of Romanian leftsided player Cristian Pulhac Described as an attackminded fullback, the Dinamo Bucharest wide man would be available for around £600,000.

Georgie Welcome will travel to Scotland next week for a trial with Rangers

Benalouane, who is available for around £2 million from the Ligue 1 club is now a target for celtic

Rangers look likely to open talks over the transfer of South African international Bongani Khumalo. The defender's club, Supersport United, have said they will not stand in the way of the player moving to Scotland.

Katlego Mphela has stated his desire to move to Rangers. The South African international, currently with Mamelodi Sundowns, has been subject to enquiries from the Glasgow club over a possible transfer

ALL OF THESE ARE FACY BUT MITE NOT ALL GO THROUGH BUT GERS ARE DEFO INTRESTED IN ALL THE PLAYERS ABOVE(11)(12)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:38:05
Bridge will leave City if Kolarov is 1st choice as he does not want to be back up, Liverpool is likely destination.Blackpool's struggle to sign players continues.Bid for Swansea's Rangel rejected, but he would rather stay at Swansea or sign for Premiership team that stands a chance.Same goes for Eaves at Oldham.Stead deal has fallen through, and price for DJ Campbell is too high.Broadfoot of Rangers rejected them earlier this summer.(4)(6)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:43:23
To add to the piece I said on Blackpool, the struggle to sign players continues.They had strong interest in Celtic's McCourt, however he has just signed new deal.I think they are interested in loan deals for Chelsea's Jack Cork and Liverpool's El Zhar.Whether these players are interested is another matter. {editor's note – I will gladly give El Zhar a piggy back to Blackie to make sure he goes!}(4)(4)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:44:40
Khedira to get medical at Real Madrid

Rangers will start signing players after Celtics game against braga.If celtic loose the tie Rangers will get £2.2m for full scottish broadcasting

Neil Lennon has confirmed that Spartak Moscow have ofered a 'massive' bid(10)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:45:02
Is this pulhac any good? Im sure we dropped our intrest in Welcome. Really hope to get the rest of them maybe apart from jelavic because he would cost the majority of our transfer budget.

checked him out earlier, the romanian press say he is an attacking wingback that has a great cross and creates loads of goals for his teambut, the price tag doesn't seem to show that for some reason.
Welcome has been offered a trial, reason is probably because of his price tag also, close to £500,000, so i think there just havin another look incase he is as good as the other 2 strikers
As you said would love the other guys, but have seen that some South African people don't believe Khumalo and Mphela are there age, instead of 22 and 24they think they are more like 30/31
who knows

GaryMack
inwalterwetrust(3)(5)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:51:49
"the big signing grayson has been talking about, as well as countless leeds fans is non other than Emile Ivanhoe Heskey. He has been spotted in the last few days at thorp arch, along side alex bruce and new scout mervyn day. The heskey deal is to go through by next thursday, details of the fee/loan arrangements are still unknown."

Ahh yes yes, must be why he's in Portugal. Villa's website even has pictures of him from today's training. Pretty amazing how he can be there the last few days and in Portugal. More skilled than England fans give him credit for :)(5)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:52:56
The striker Leeds are to sign is Jon Stead, he favours a move to Leeds and yorkshire.(5)(15)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:50:44
Davide Santon to liverpool

YNWA(28)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:50:56
Re:
Hi Mike here, Alex bruce signed for leeds today for around 200k, the big signing grayson has been talking about, as well as countless leeds fans is non other than Emile Ivanhoe Heskey. He has been spotted in the last few days at thorp arch, along side alex bruce and new scout mervyn day. The heskey deal is to go through by next thursday, details of the fee/loan arrangements are still unknown

NOOOOO! This is not a rumour, this is scaremongering!! Worse than the dolt who posted we were on the brink of signing Akinfenwa. Grayson is only interested in proven Championship players or Arsenal loanees, expect Jay Simpson, or Sanchez Watt to return(5)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:51:13
Balotelli and Mascherano Straight Swap

Hodgson to then Bring in Poulsen and Figeroua(11)(24)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:56:03
Jody morris is signing for celtic for £250,000 as an expereinced head to encourage the youngsters(5)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:56:47
Rafa marquez set to leave barca..jose brings in khedira and he still wants cole and maicon(7)(7)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:59:33
Mark Hughes will attempt to sign Stephen Ireland and Craig Bellamy from Man City and is considering moves for Santa Cruz, Micah Richards and Michael Johnson.Hughes could afford all these players as he is being backed with some serious transfer funds after Al Fayed sold Harrods.However, the players would still have to take wage cuts to fit in with the wage structure.Also John Pantsil will be sold to West Brom so he does not leave on a free next summer, and Scharwzer will also be allowed to leave if an offer of £3.5million is received.(11)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:13:34
Barcelona will sign Mascherano people. Wenger and the Arsenal board are refusing to budge regarding the transfer of Fabregas.
I get the feeling that the boys at Barcelona will attempt to keep their fans happy with this transfer as I suspect that the ego has taken a massive dent with Arsenal's refusal to negotiate.
Anyway, later Mascherano, lad, hurry up and leave our club, take your stumpy little Argie legs and anyone else who wants to leave.(14)(7)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:14:29
I Hear Hull Have Assepted A £1.5m Bid From West Brom. Also Avram Grant Might Raid Old Team Chelsea For Di Santo Or Kakuta On Loan. Arsenal May Sell Almunia To Athletico, Give £2m + Fabianski IN Exchange For Schawrtzer At Fulham. Liverpool Are Increasing Interest In Ghanian Forward Asamoah Gyan And Could Offer Up To £15m + Bable. David James Looks To End His Carrer After Playing At Bristol City Signing A 1 Year Contract With Option Of A 2nd.(3)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:16:22
The strong rumour's regarging mesut ozil joining man utd are true. It is being reported on a german tv channel and in the press and apparently it is already a done deal. The fee is understood to be around the 1618 million mark.
It will announced august 2nd earliest. (when alex ferguson recieves the funds from the glazers he has 25 million to spent i understand.)(21)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:21:05
To the guy who said this

30 Jul 2010 15:53:35
Liverpool FC

Wigan have completed the signing of Stam who plays at LB.

Stam is a RB to replace Melchiot who has just left.(9)(6)

 

 30 Jul 2010 20:21:33
30 Jul 2010 17:35:36
Pompey are set to sell Kevin PrinceBoateng to Sunderland for £4m whilst schampton midfielder Paul Wotton is coming for a trial early next week.

lol, why are so many people saying wotton is going to that st hole Portsmouth, what's yours source. The funny thing is out of the entire Southampton team I would like only 2 to leave one being wotton the other pullis. So if we sell him to you no Southampton fan would care because we would get in another cm other then Carter. So I hope your right, but I seriously don't believe u at all. + he's st so maybe he would fit in there I also heard he would get captains armband how hilario

Saintsam(7)(2)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:32:55
I have some transfer news which doesn't concern my club but interesting to blackpool fans.

My uncle breeded his dogs a while ago and marlon harewood believe it or not actually brought one of the puppies and they have been friends since, many won't believe this but he has pictures of the two on facebook and phone etc. Anyway.

He has asked marlon if he has had any contact with his team albion to see if he is going there but marlon apparently said he hasnt spoke to albion at any point so he definately won't be going there even though i havn't heard a rumour but he is officialy a free agent now.

Harewood has told him that he has left the midlands now and he told my uncle i think about a week and a half ago that he will most likely be joining BLACKPOOL and there have been other teams linked but in the championship

Believe me this is 100% true, i am a villa fan even though he left our club i have no intention of making up stories of marlon harewood haha, i have no interest in the player at all.(8)(9)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:36:39
Anfield rd, Mr Broughton here, I never posted my name earlier so that accept my apologies.

As regards to one offer being withdrawn I really am at a loss? A few people I've talked to have said still that they are not aware of any developments as of yet but this may be confirmed to me later over the weekend if I can get hold of someone else.

But a friend of mine has given it a bit of credit in the realms of possibilities(they are working in barcap) but it is all speculation, but here goes:

Shiek Mohammed is believed to be the front runner, not just from his past interest in obtaining LFC, but from certain little factors that seem that when the club was put up for sale officially by the Americans they set a series of little hints of who they were trying to attract to the table.
Martin Broughton has had previous dealings with shiek Mohammed in one way or another either through his business portfolio or and most likely through his association of horse racing, messers hicks and gillett knew when they appointed Broughton of his connections and this I am told was seen as a big encouragement by shiek Mohammed and his aides.

The other reason was the appointment of barcap to oversea the transition of the sale process because a certain amount of investment was bought in from the middle east, from abu dhabi and Qatar and although they are in a financial situation at the moment it was also forthcoming from Dubai although not in the great amounts that the others injected..and the person who assisted in helping set up this process was none other than amanda stavely and pcp.

Now we all know that Miss Stavely and pcp have represented shiek Mohammed interests before regarding lfc so again this was seen as encouraging shiek Mohammed

But then the situation became open because mainly Tom Hicks believed his own hype about having the Midas touch and as the man "who makes presidents" and he basically is to blame for many of the "false dawns" that have surrounded the fiasco of the sale process.

But when it became clear that there was other interested parties then he presumed he would make his estimate of a £800 million sale, which made almost all the interested parties drop their interest until a realistic price could be worked out and accepted.

Abu Dhabi came into the talks quite late on, mainly because they wanted to wait until all of the "let's buy lfc and get into the papers" types died down because if you remember there was quite a few.
Qatar were interested for a while but tbh I haven't heard anything coming from their corner ever since the guy saying they were interested stopped posting about them.

The situation concerning abu dhabi is awkward because of the rules concerning club ownership and the fact that his brother owns man city, but in all honesty this would be dealt with quite easily via the fa, uefa, and FIFA by the simple fact that money ahem talks if you know what I mean.

No the speculation goes that since the abu dhabi shiek is married to shiek Mohammed daughter you would expect him to maybe back off because of upsetting the father inlaw but whilst this may be possible I've been told that it is more likely to be shiek Mohammed who would have backed off (or as you say withdraw) because abu dhabi funds Dubai in many areas and as the ruling royal family of the UAE it would not be in the interests of Dubai to throw down the gauntlet to them.
But saying that as long as things have been discussed and approvals given then the fact that it is a bit of healthy competition then that would be encouraged, but the fact that both men could buy the club outright but haven't is again down to one man..Tom Hicks.
It was me who originally stated months ago that hicks was playing hardball over the stadium plans etc but that got ridiculed and then stopped when hicks done an interview a few days later with a paper in Texas and mentioned the "stadium plans" so again you can take all this as you want but if people check what i've stated through the past you'll see that I've been consistant.

And now the would be owners have to deal with purslow, a man with a vested interest in Liverpool and a man with a vested interest in the debt that they are carrying, so it's no wonder he failed to attract a serious bidder.plus also is the fact that he has a problem about leaking the press about certain stories especially henry winter, and the fact is that both parties will want him gone shortly after they "purchase" the club.

So to summarize. I still cannot say who has "withdrawn" from the table but again all I've been told is possible reasons as to why.
Hicks has been given the opportunity to have a few lucrative deals in the UAE as regards to building contracts..whilst gillett has gone quiet, but apparently he still has had talks with said parties from the Saudi consortium from a while back, and given the fact that he was over there quite recently is also something to maybe keep an eye on, but as of yet they have dropped off the radar so to speak.

Anyway if you could maybe ask your contact to elaborate a bit more then maybe I could ask for confirmation again but as I've said so far no one is actually talking about someone with drawing as of yet.
I'm not dismissing your claim, because it is very plausible, but all I know at the momment is that the interest from Dubai finished dd about 710 days ago, and the interest from abu dhabi are about 3/4 of the way through are expected to finish over the weekend, possibly by Tuesday, and then the details of the offers are going to be expected within a week or two after, and please note that from these offers it will not be whoever offers the most, but it will be accepted by broughton on behalf of the owners by who has the best sustainable business plan for Liverpool football club and the best intentions for the building of the stadium etc..which tbh is what both of them have anyway!

Hope this helps in someway

Mr Broughton(22)(22)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:37:26
AS YOU KNOW JUV WERE IN IRELAND PLAYING ROVERS IN EURO AND STAYING IN CARTON HOUSE, MY BROTHER WAS THERE ALSO WITH WORK AND HE WAS TALKING TO DEL PIERO AND JOKING ASKED HIM TO JOIN UNITED AND HE LAUGHED AND SAID "BOTH OF US CAN JOIN THEM" AND WALKED AWAY ..LATER MY BROTHER GOT CHATTING TO ONE OF COACHING STAFF AND HE ASKED WHAT IT MENT AND WAS TOLD THAT DEAL HAD BEEN DONE WITH CHELINI JOINING IN JAN AND ANDERSON GOING OTHER WAY PLUS CASH, HE TOLD THEM THAT JUV HAVE 17YR OLD IN YOUTHS WHO THINK WILL BE NEXT CANNAVARO SO DON'T MIND LETTING HIM GO.I HAVE PHOTO OF BROTHER CHATTING TO DEL PEIRO AS PROOF!!(18)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:41:16
ED ~
i am a little concerned over Everton, so can you clear things up

Ins
Donovan?
Any other 'believable'

Outs
Yobo
Yakubu

Contracts
Arteta
Pienaar

can you clear this up and tell me whats going on, i know that your a liverpool supporter but surely you have heard stuff on everton {editor's note – what I have been told is that Everton have a shortage of cash to spend, they need to sell to buy but the interest in the players available has been minimal. They could sell Rodwell a hundred times over but Moyes is not prepared to let him go. So it is just a case of waiting on deals for the likes of Yobo, Yakubu etc to happen. The other thing that will change matters is if Pienaar and/or Arteta decide to leave, if neither is tied down to a new contract soon then they will be sold and Moyes will have a bit to spend.}(10)(4)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:42:37
Ok, Simples, let's break this one down:

KEN is already committed to the McDonald's All Stars, so let's leave im out for now.
KUN is a wet dream, until Torres gets sold, which no LFC fan but me seems to want. (I compare him to a Ferrari with a flat tire that can't seem to get fixed).
Don't know about the Arabs, but I agree that the bloke who claimed to have seen a rich Arab's son playing with the L'pool youngsters cause is daddy was buying the club, probably had a bit too much to drink.

Now, all the outs are either a given, wishful thinking (in terms of money received), or a million or so off the mark, but totally acceptable.

Couple of questions about the ins: Why Poulsen? Juve plays in an inferior league and Poulsen flopped. I also think Juve would want more for him, which would be completely unacceptable.
Figueroa is a must; hope they sign him soon.
I have my doubts about Turan; great talent, but in a very different environment; Brazilians (look at how long Lucas took to become "decent" and I still don't like how he plays), Argentinians (Yes, that's you, mr. Insua) and most south american players, play in leagues that are better equipped and where the competition is fiercer; And they do not fare very well in the EPL (with some exceptions); Turan would be a prospect at best, and an expensive one at that, just like Neymar would be (an even more expensive) prospect for Chelski, and Ozil would be for United; They'd have to get their wits about them on loan for a couple of terms first.
And who's Ruiz, and why is he apparently worth 12 mln?

DUTCH

30 Jul 2010 18:03:14
Liverpool FC transfers summer 2010:
Ok lads, let's cut the crap. No Aguero signing (though Ken's a possibility), simply haven't got the money. No takeover before the transfer window ends, business never works that quick. No Rich Arab wanting to use LFC as a play thing. Right.got that.good. Now to reality

Out
Masch £25m and Ps Off
Benayoun £5.5m done and dusted
Riera £4m also done
Insua £5m should be done over weekend
Degen £1m
San Jose £3m done
Itandje £0.5m with luck
El Zhar £0.7m we hope

Total £44.7m

In
J.Cole Free
Jovanovich Free
Shelvey £1.7m
Wilson £2m
Figueroa £7m
Poulsen £6m
Turan £12m
Ruiz £12m

Total £40.7m

25 Man squad will be:
Reina, Cavaleiri, Johnson (HG), Carragher (HG), Agger, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Figueroa, Darby (HG), Poulsen, Lucas, Spearing (HG), Aquilani, Gerrard (HG), J. Cole (HG), Plessis (HG), Turan, Maxi, Ruiz, Jovanovich, Torres, Kuyt, Babel, Ngog, Nemeth (HG).
I believe Plessis and Nemeth qualify as Home Grown in August.

Under 21's that don't have to be registered:
Kelly, Ayala, Mavinga, Pacheco, Dalla Valle.
Simples(10)(12)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:44:55
Sorry to whoever said this..
This is not fact just what i think.
Arsenal will sign either Tasci or Mertesacker hopefully
Tasci for around 9M.
Also they will sign Marchetti 5M and maybe Veloso 8M.
..but Veloso has gone to Genoa(12)(3)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:45:59
Sheff wed news..i said last nite takeover on cards.wdnesday will get weaver n the board will accept club 9 sports offer..up da owls(3)(8)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:31:57
Ed Please correct the muppets who insist that Stam is a LB. He is actually a RB and played there for Twente in their championship winning side last season. As for Figeuoa joining Liverpool for £5.5M I doubt it and ina ny case would not do so until Wigan have secured the services of a replacement (Salcido) has been muted. Wigan will complete the signing of SAUZO in the next 72 hours. {editor's note – he is definitely a right back, looked damn good for Twente last season too.}(13)(4)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:50:58
Celtic news!
Peter lawell was at a q/a fans meeting the other day and when quizzed about season ticket sales he said they were 37000 sold to date but then lawell said he expects to to break over the 50000 mark when Celtic sign there "big premier" signing target and that is going to be bellemy loaned from man city!that why the other day a video oh bellemy was uploaded on the offical celtic website!and man city can only register 25players and they don't want to loan him to any other prem club cos it would be compition against them!!all true and will happen!(25)(28)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:54:50
30 Jul 2010 17:20:18
I live near the villa training ground and whilst out walking my dog this morning seen ryan babel drive into bodymoor heath ! could this be a deal being struck for the mighty milner involving a swap with milner ? john the red !

))) Babel has been at melwood all day, he has just said he met the news guys there and can't wait till this season!!
Wata muppet!

Harry5(11)(22)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:55:28
I have great information on man utd
they have a agreement with man citeh for ireland
the clincher was balotelli utd pulled out of any chase for him to leave citeh free to get him? thus keeping the price down and in return they will let ireland join IF HE WANTS? but i expect him to walk naked across the city to join utd DEAL WILL BE DONE 810mill! they are NOT INTERESTED IN OZIL? by the way whats the difference between liverpool and birmingham nothing there both st holes!(14)(19)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:01:33
30 Jul 2010 17:10:24
MoreRangersnews

my soucre has just told me that rangers will outbid celtic to sign george boateng, this will be completed on monday

WATP


Boateng has agreeed a swicth to greek side Skoda Xanthi. Source sky sports news.
We don't need any the tims cast offs!(10)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:09:18
Sporting Lisbons Veloso has joined Genoa for undisclosed fee(16)(6)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:14:57
Any Millwall rumours today ed? {editor's note – nothing new sorry mate.}(2)(3)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:16:44
Leeds have just announced their latest signing Alex Bruce from Ipswich. Other Transfers to be completed in next few weeks:

Matt Oakley from Leicester
Nile Ranger on Loan from Newcastle
Aaron Maclean from Peterborough Tresor Kandol in part of deal.

Transfers Out in next few weeks:
Tom Lees on Loan to Bury
Alan Sheehan Released
Andy Robinson Released
Lubomir Michalik to a Slovakian side for nominal fee.

Names still linked with Leeds are Michael Chopra, Matt Derbyshire, Jon Stead, Darius Vassell, Nathan Delfonseuo, Robert Koren.(23)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:17:36
Haha liverpool fans crack me up! every striker that does well they think is going to anfield! i seriously doubt you are going to sign rossi.

on to transfer rumors i have heard, apparently Liverpool are willing to sell Javier Masherano to inter in exchange for Esteban Cambiasso. Also, Craig Bellamy might be off to Fulham although this could just be a made up rumor because Mark Hughes is now their manager. Arsene Wenger says he has 'many names' who he is considering for a centre back and says he may even sign two more defenders. Also heard an interesting rumor that Chelsea want Bruno Alves. Man city are as everybody knows after Mario Balotelli and also shockingly Landon Donovan! Man United seem to be done in this transfer market unless they are keeping everything under raps, a deal for ozil looks like pure speculation however in my opinion not signing any players would be a risk as players like scholes, giggs and neville arent getting any younger!

thats all for now folks!

heffs(10)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:18:04
In reply to this: Hi gang,

I work at Anfield as part of the hospitality team (tenuous but this is fact) and there is a rumour growing around the place that a huge anouncement will be made soon re. ownership and the signing of a big star to mark the start of the new regime will be made talks are apparently ongoing to this end.

Josh Red
i use this site regularly and never again do i want to read a post that begins with the statement "hi gang". NEVER JOSH RED NEVER!(20)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:18:26
Genoa have snapped up Sporting Lisbon Midfielder Miguel Veloso for a fee beleived to be around £10million signing a four year contract.(12)(6)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:21:16
Hi Ed. Just wanted to pick your brains on the Luke Young story. You say that he will still join the ONE club that bid this week (and that it's not Liverpool). Can i ask you to tell us where you think he'll move to please..cheers. Nige {editor's note – I don't actually know who it was that bid, I would guess it will be a London club as it is well known he wants to return to London. If I had to guess I would say West Ham, but I don't know if they even need a right back or not?}(3)(8)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:24:52
Hey ed love the site jus a few things I'm pickin my brains over gerrard has committed to Liverpool, torres would never sign for real madrid, what other player could they be interested in from us? I'd like to think it could be athletico player to us? Lopez?juarado? Can you reveal anymore to us? I need some realistic rumours not the kun aguero or even his cousin ken by the way the pics on dodgy player sightings so funny!
Fowler is god {editor's note – I think/hope it is Lopez. But that is just a hope really.}(7)(6)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:26:48
30 Jul 2010 18:29:07
Just heard from craig bellamy himself in tescos that hes moving but he dosent know where.

WAS HE ON THE EXPRESS TILL THEN!!(3)(17)

 

 30 Jul 2010 19:29:47
"Sense And Logic. {editor's note more chance of him than there ever was of Young signing!}"

Keep telling yourself that ED. He rejected Liverpool. It's as simple as that.
(Because he didn't wanna live in Liverpool, take a 10k pay cut and move from one bench to the other). {editor's note you are wrong, he was never in the running to move to Liverpool. MON and Villa both said that ONE club had bid for him, he will move to join that one club soon and it is not Liverpool.}

I MENTIONED THIS EARLIER IN THE WEEK ED..BUT YOU DIDNT POST IT, SO I'LL SAY IT AGAIN FOR THE RECORD YOUNG TO FULHAM, END OF!!(7)(7)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:37:02
Well if united don't sign ozil there is A LOT of ppl that will have some explaining to do. I can definitely see carrick being sold and replaced in the next 12 months. I don't think Anderson should be cast aside so hastily. I expect ozil to be the only other signing this summer as next summer will be huge with giggs and scholes needing replacing, although we do have cleverly, obertan and Gibson ready to step up. I think a lot will depend on the form of nani and berbatov, especially the latter. Possibly a berbs + cash deal for pato next summer as fergie has been a longtime admirer. Ed, do you know if luis fabiano's contract runs out next summer? Or if the ozil rumours are true? Great site.

MUdevil {editor's note – Fabiano's contract is reportedly set to expire 30/06/11, that should lower his price a bit. All I know about Ozil is that United have been tracking him for a few years now and they have put Ninis's move on hold. Though that could be to see if Defour can prove his fitness, rather than to move for Ozil.}(12)(17)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:38:35
Leeds United to make one more signing before game against Derby on Saturday,

Rumours

Leroy Lita
Michael Chorpa
Aaron Mclean
Matt Derbyshire

Im going with Aaron Mclean with a swap deal with Tresor Kandol.

Chris.(26)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:39:00
Re shook the bear.
crosas is not on loan from bracelona, they have first right buy him back.
you forgot artur boruc.
simom ferry and paul cadis look like they are going to swindon.
i do expect activity at ibrox as the exit door is still open as well.(14)(7)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:39:10
30 Jul 2010 16:36:13
It looks like there has been a bit too much hype about the Metrsacker deal which may have raised the price, unless it remains below 10 mil then Wenger will look elsewhere. Possibilities include Stephen Warnock or Micha Richards.

Greg

Greg don't be a plum. Stephen Warnock?? Since when has he been a centre back. He is a left back and seeing as we have clichy and gibbs there is no need for Warnock, and even if we did need a left back Warnock is not a Wenger type full back.

Dont post such poop. Real Arsenal rumours please.

Ed whats the latest Arsenal rumours you have, any signings looking more likely than others?

Cheers, Hopeful Gooner {editor's note – I was told that Hughes definitely ruled out a sale of Schwarzer this summer, so unless he asks for a move it looks like Arsene will have to look elsewhere. The centreback joining still seems to be one of Tasci or Subotic.}(11)(7)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:41:20
Hi, just a quick update on the rumours of a bid being removed to takeover LFC. This stage of the process is about narrowing down the field to the 2 best bids. The criteria for narrowing the field is future plans for the club. The biggest weight of the criteria is attached to the stadium and it's proposed method of funding. Second biggest weighting is on proposed funding of first team development, third major criteria was on development of the local infrastructure and finally plans for youth team development. During the deliberations by the board and significant others, the serious bidders were given access to the books to complete due dilligence. This stage was completed this evening (30th July). This could be where the rumours of a bid being removed came from.
There are 2 bids left, the next (and final) stage of the bidding process is for bidders to propose a price for the club and the highest price WILL be accepted. The 2 parties are aware of this fact.
The whole process should be complete by the end of August, but there is apparently no deadline imposed on the bidders. ED, you have my email address, I'm happy to keep you informed of the progress of the process, but I am not privvy to all the fine details of the 2 remaining bids.
For the fans, it is certainly a time for excitement. This time it is being done properly.

E.H.(23)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:46:26
GLASGOW RANGERS

List of transfer targets.

Pulhac Dinamo Bucharest.(attacking left sided player).

Welcome Deportivo Motagua. Train with the club with view to possible transfer.(Striker)

Benalouane St Etienne (Centre Back )

Khumalo Supersport Utd. ( Centre Back)

Mphela Mamelodi Sundowns. (Striker)

Utakha Portsmouth.( Striker)

Jelavic Rapid Vienna.(Striker).

Is this pulhac any good? Im sure we dropped our intrest in Welcome. Really hope to get the rest of them maybe apart from jelavic because he would cost the majority of our transfer budget.


WATP(17)(25)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:46:39
LUFC
Who are leeds going to sign as a striker, and what midfielder are we having? Ive looked on this site today and seen 8 different names.

Team to play derby;
Schmiechel
Connolly, Bruce, Naylor, Bessone
Howson, [?New?], Kilkenny
Sam, Becchio[?New?](11)(14)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:48:08
A friend of mine who knows Jamie rednapp prety
ty well (school friends) says his Dad is interested in McGeady, initial contact made hence McGeady not playing midweek..(16)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:03:14
Liverpool FC transfers summer 2010:
Ok lads, let's cut the crap. No Aguero signing (though Ken's a possibility), simply haven't got the money. No takeover before the transfer window ends, business never works that quick. No Rich Arab wanting to use LFC as a play thing. Right..got that..good. Now to reality

Out
Masch £25m and Ps Off
Benayoun £5.5m done and dusted
Riera £4m also done
Insua £5m should be done over weekend
Degen £1m
San Jose £3m done
Itandje £0.5m with luck
El Zhar £0.7m we hope

Total £44.7m

In
J.Cole Free
Jovanovich Free
Shelvey £1.7m
Wilson £2m
Figueroa £7m
Poulsen £6m
Turan £12m
Ruiz £12m

Total £40.7m

25 Man squad will be:
Reina, Cavaleiri, Johnson (HG), Carragher (HG), Agger, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Figueroa, Darby (HG), Poulsen, Lucas, Spearing (HG), Aquilani, Gerrard (HG), J. Cole (HG), Plessis (HG), Turan, Maxi, Ruiz, Jovanovich, Torres, Kuyt, Babel, Ngog, Nemeth (HG).
I believe Plessis and Nemeth qualify as Home Grown in August.

Under 21's that don't have to be registered:
Kelly, Ayala, Mavinga, Pacheco, Dalla Valle.
Simples(37)(34)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:04:34
{No Pacheco is not expected to go out on loan, Hodgson wants him to stay and fight for a first team place.}

I hate doing it but I have to disagree with you Ed;
I posted few days ago that Pacheco very likley to go on loan to a spanish club, (now I know its Sociedad), Roy is an admirer and he will not sell him (hope not), however he cannot guarantee him first team, he plays in a position owned by Gerrard and can be covered by Cole, Aquilani and Babel. Roy will be looking at how the later 2 do until January and if they fail to deliver he will look to sell them and then maybe recall Pacheco.

This is what I heard any ways.

Roy {editor's note – you may be right, I was just saying to someone else that I wonder how much I am disregarding the Pacheco rumours purely because I want him to play for us next season. I think Pacheco is going to be better than Owen and needs to start now, not in a year's time, as a Liverpool regular.}(35)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:09:22
Liverpool have bid 20 million for diego from juventus!(20)(34)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:15:20
To the person who put:

shawcross to go man city for 5m plus lescott

BULL! Shawcross is to be given the no.5 shirt, and lescott get a grip! Although KPB looks set to sign! Also look out for COLE as Etherington is persuading him to join!

Dann(17)(33)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:21:21
"30 Jul 2010 16:32:09
Said ages ago Christian Poulsen will join Liverpool. and I will say it again "CHRISTIAN POULSEN TO LIVERPOOL" . imminent

Liver_bird"

Two things;
1 His agent doesn't seem to agree if the quotes from Calcionews24.com are to be believed.
2 If you said something "ages ago" was due to be imminent, surely if you were right it would have happened by now.(27)(24)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:22:51
Hi Mike here, Alex bruce signed for leeds today for around 200k, the big signing grayson has been talking about, as well as countless leeds fans is non other than Emile Ivanhoe Heskey. He has been spotted in the last few days at thorp arch, along side alex bruce and new scout mervyn day. The heskey deal is to go through by next thursday, details of the fee/loan arrangements are still unknown.(12)(37)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:28:07
This is not fact just what i think.
Arsenal will sign either Tasci or Mertesacker hopefully
Tasci for around 9M.
Also they will sign Marchetti 5M and maybe Veloso 8M.

Chelsea will sign Ramires for 18M.
Liverpool will sign Petrov 7M and Figueroa 6M.

STE.F(27)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:29:07
Just heard from craig bellamy himself in tescos that hes moving but he dosent know where.(8)(45)

 

 30 Jul 2010 18:36:07
Mascha/Ozil/Suarez/Fabiano/Richards/Adebayor => THFC.
Bellamy/Parker/A.Ferdinand/L.Young(8)(46)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:31:16
30 Jul 2010 15:53:35
Liverpool FC

Wigan have completed the signing of Stam who plays at LB (source Skysports). If the comments of figueroa's agent is considered then it would seem that liverpool are closing in to sign him. The fee is touted in the region of 8 million euros (5.5 million pounds).
What do you think ED?

Sense And Logic. {editor's note more chance of him than there ever was of Young signing!}
(4) (3) i'm getting the feeling Ed you really didn't want Young to sign for Liverpool!! ;)

Big rumours doing the rounds about Huddlestone and Poulsen replacing Masch.

Rennie {editor's note – I just knew it wasn't happening, amazing how the papers make up lies and people believe them. Then when they backtrack on the lies and make up new ones people still believe them.}(11)(14)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:35:36
Pompey are set to sell Kevin PrinceBoateng to Sunderland for £4m whilst schampton midfielder Paul Wotton is coming for a trial early next week.(23)(22)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:36:42
Craig Bellamy will be joining Aston Villa. Spurs are also keen on him but Villa will get him by offering Spurs the chance to buy Ashley Young if they stop their interest in Bellamy.

Any more news Ed on the LFC to sign Drenthe rumour or is it just rubbish? I think he'd be a decent signing. Also see Martin Kelly last night i thought he was awesome could be time for him to be moved into the starting line up what u think? {editor's note – I don't believe there was ever any truth to the Drenthe rumours at all. I fully agree on Kelly though, I think he is a much better player than Johnson at right back and Skrtel at centre back.}(11)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:38:26
@Daveybhoy

Any SPL news mate(9)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:42:28
Whittingham has joined Burnley for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of 2m. Sources close to the player have said Whittingham is happy and feels it was time to leave Cardiff and Burnley have show their intent and ambition in wanting to move forward and gain promotion at the first time of asking(23)(29)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:48:06
"Sense And Logic. {editor's note more chance of him than there ever was of Young signing!}"

Keep telling yourself that ED. He rejected Liverpool. It's as simple as that..
(Because he didn't wanna live in Liverpool, take a 10k pay cut and move from one bench to the other). {editor's note – you are wrong, he was never in the running to move to Liverpool. MON and Villa both said that ONE club had bid for him, he will move to join that one club soon and it is not Liverpool.}(6)(17)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:48:55
30 Jul 2010 14:14:52
John stead to sign for Leeds after rejecting bristol city and blackpool to sign for the club he supports.

Jon Stead supported Huddersfield but I can see this transfer happening

Mystery guy(23)(27)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:54:05
30 Jul 2010 17:10:24
MoreRangersnews

my soucre has just told me that rangers will outbid celtic to sign george boateng, this will be completed on monday

WRONG.He signed for Greek team Skoda Xanthi today.(13)(36)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:57:21
Im a man>utd supporter and the rumours are that we will put a bid in to sign benzema and i say go for it because rooney does it by his self but adding another world class striker will bring so much more and if it was me ozil too but if we sign no one big united can get fcked on winning anything this season they didn't win the title last season with this team they won't do it this time either so fergie your a good manager but get a grip(12)(17)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:57:52
Charlton and Leeds are fighting it out for the signing of Cory Gibbs. Leeds currently leading the race.(19)(25)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:59:02
"I feel that Khedira's price of 11million is the right price in which a player of his quality should be. But i feel if he was English he would be worth the same price in which Milner is for sale for (2530mill)!
Also how on earth O'neill thinks Milner is worth 30mill its beyond me. that's the same price Rooney cost and more than what torres cost its quite simply a joke. Milner is worth 18mill nothing more nothing less!!"

Simply shocking the stupidity of people on this site. Milner's not worth 30m, he's worth 30m to our club because we can put that price tag on him. Rooney was worth 30m at 18 when he was the average player he is now. 1 dimensional. Torres wasn't anything special at Atletico either. He's now worth like, 70m which is about twice what any intelligent team would pay for him.(12)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:20:18
I live near the villa training ground and whilst out walking my dog this morning seen ryan babel drive into bodymoor heath ! could this be a deal being struck for the mighty milner involving a swap with milner ? john the red !


So your a liverpool fan? living by aston villa's training ground who happens to see a liverpool player entering there thinking its a swap deal for milner who is in 'portugal' at the moment? sounds about right to me.. Not!!

1. why would we swap milner for babel? we have young and downing and an upcoming talent in albrighton who would get in the starting XI above him.

2. Milner is used as a cm, so why would we get a useless winger/striker?

3. ryan babel is not a martin o'neil player, he likes hard working players with the right mentality, which ryan babel does not posses.

4. The only deal we will accept is 28 30m no less, or a deal involving stephen ireland from city, no liverpool player who would be available to us would fill milners boots.


All aston villa's transfers will all depend on wether james milner joins man city or not, if he does then expect villa to use the money on flamini, mcgeardy and keane, ireland could also go to villa in a swap deal, affelay could also be a potential target being linked as a replacement.

If he stays nothing will really happen transfer wise, expect robbie keane to be the only signing unless another cheap target comes up. Villa will still do pretty good due to a change in system and younger players such as delfouneso, albrighton, lichaj, bannan and a currently injured delph, all have ability to be first team players and expect some to be key this season.

AVFC(23)(33)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:26:34
I just heard that ozeil will be joining in a swap deal involving anderson plus cash

and berbatov is off to AC 4 22mil

Beautiful rumour, next you'll be saying that hargreaves will sign for Barca for £20m. Love it(19)(58)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:28:12
GLASGOW RANGERS

List of transfer targets.

Pulhac Dinamo Bucharest.(attacking left sided player).

Welcome Deportivo Motagua. Train with the club with view to possible transfer.(Striker)

Benalouane St Etienne (Centre Back )

Khumalo Supersport Utd. ( Centre Back)

Mphela Mamelodi Sundowns. (Striker)

Utakha Portsmouth.( Striker)

Jelavic Rapid Vienna.(Striker).(31)(34)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:41:00
Celtic facts


lenny wants 2 more signings to completee his rebulding of the team.

thomas hidlebrand and sean st ledger to sign in the next week or two
hidlebrand free
st ledger 2.1million

out

samaras going for any decent bid
ferry and caddis will go to swindon
mcgeady to spartak moscow 810 million
any bids for fortune above 2.5million will be accepted

lennons wants this team

hidlebrand
cha rogne st ledger mulgrew
kayal brown juarez ledley
hooper murphy


hail hail(41)(47)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:46:32
I have just spoke 2 my welsh mate who knows craig bellamy and he said they know about the interest from celtic but they need 2 sell some players 2 cope with his wages. Man city would rather he went 2 a none english team and will help with financing the move and also celtic have not named any player 2 year the famous number 7 strip 2 keep it for bellers. Ps heard that rangers are looking 2 sign a couple of players from partick thistle on loan for a year as they have no money but didn hear any names sorry

Re how delusional are you ??!! and a lot of the Celtic fans. granted a few fellow bears are just as bad (ie gattuso claims) wht the hell would man city help fund a transfer for Celtic ? he is in talks with other teams (fulham and Spurs i believe) they have both bid 4m. We know celtic can afford 4m. (cant afford his wages tho) so if celtic were in the running for him where is the bid ?? also how poor is ur management team and board if you are interested in him and didn't arrange for him to be transferred before the champ league qualifiers. surely?

On to gers, Im pretty certain that Utaka's agent is using gers as bait for another deal I really can see him taking over 75% pay cut to join us. he is on either 80k or 90k a week (i forget think its 80k) i know 80k a week ! its mental! Also were now looking to target players that we can make a profit from .. Utaka doesn't fall into this category.

From the outset it looks like gers will be selling boughie hence why we are looking at defenders despite it prob being our strongest area of the team.(19)(41)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:51:44
To this guy

30 Jul 2010 14:51:49
Fabregas > Nowhere
Kuyt > Nowhere
Torres > Nowhere
Figueroa > Liverpool £4m approx
Ozil > Man Utd £13m
Stephen Ireland > Man Utd £11m if Ozil deal fails
Khedira > Real, not Man City £11m
Ballotelli > MascheranoStraight SwapWatch this
Marlon King > Coventry City Free
Becchio > Nowhere
Schwarzer > Nowhere
David James > Sunderland Free
Marton Fulop > Ipswich Undisc.
Leeds Utd will not sign one more player this season & will inevitably finish 16th or lower.
Bristol City Will not sign David James.This is agent distraction to get James a prem deal.
KPB > Olympiakos £2.4m + Matt Derbyshire

Derbyshire to win Golden boot in Championship
Middlesboro to win Championship Outright Banker Bet

Best Regards.

hasnt david james just signed for bristol city??
And leeds have a fee agreed for alex bruce and grayson says he wants a couple more
and ozil is worth more than 13 million
get your facts right before you start insulting other teams when you don't have a clue whats happenin in any of the clubs you have listed

Best regards(13)(45)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:54:08
More of a question than a rumour. All this talk of Inter making offers for Mascherano and Kuyt (others have been mentioned also) are a long time coming. Could it be that they are unable to make offers under the terms of Rafa's departure from Anfield? I understand Hodgeson has a similar clause preventing him from taking any Fulham players.(13)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:54:49
Leeds to sign Alex Bruce in the next few minutes.(42)(12)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:57:34
30 Jul 2010 14:51:49
Fabregas > Nowhere
Kuyt > Nowhere
Torres > Nowhere
Figueroa > Liverpool £4m approx
Ozil > Man Utd £13m
Stephen Ireland > Man Utd £11m if Ozil deal fails
Khedira > Real, not Man City £11m
Ballotelli > MascheranoStraight SwapWatch this
Marlon King > Coventry City Free
Becchio > Nowhere
Schwarzer > Nowhere
David James > Sunderland Free
Marton Fulop > Ipswich Undisc.
Leeds Utd will not sign one more player this season & will inevitably finish 16th or lower.
Bristol City Will not sign David James.This is agent distraction to get James a prem deal.
KPB > Olympiakos £2.4m + Matt Derbyshire

Derbyshire to win Golden boot in Championship
Middlesboro to win Championship Outright Banker Bet

Best Regards.

James Joins Bristol City
England goalkeeper David James has completed a surprise move to Championship side Bristol City on a oneyear deal after rejecting a move to SPL giants Celtic. The veteran custodian revealed that playing regular football made him decide to take a drop in division.

RedDevilGirl(9)(39)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:57:49
Well well well where is celtics big signing

bellamy looks likely to go to fulham
keane looks as if he going to aston villa
james has decided bristol city a better football team than celtic

lennon has done exactly the same as big tony buy duds

rangers transfers
ins 1 of healy/ utaka/ mphela
khamalo
benaloune
possibly gattusso

3 in a row

rangers startin 11

gk mcgregor

bougherra khamalo benaloune papac

fleck davis edu/gattusso lafferty

healy/utaka/mphela miller

ed. wat u think i know gattusso a long shot but u never know in the world of football {editor's note – I doubt he will be joining this summer, unless his missus really does wear the trousers....}(23)(28)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:58:10
Anfield Rd here,

Just to clarify I was not told that an offer was rejected I was told an offer has been withdrawn. Now my source is good but he isn't privy to real detail but if he knows this much someone has gotta know more. I wanna know who and why this offer was withdrew and what this will mean to the sale.

SOMEONE PLEASE WHAT IS GOING ON!

Anfield Road(12)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:58:44
To this knob

Fabregas > Nowhere
Kuyt > Nowhere
Torres > Nowhere
Figueroa > Liverpool £4m approx R YA SERIOUS HES WORTH AROUND 78MIL
Ozil > Man Utd £13m THERE ASKIN PRICE IS AROUND 17MIL
Stephen Ireland > Man Utd £11m if Ozil deal fails
Khedira > Real, not Man City £11m
Ballotelli > MascheranoStraight SwapWatch this
Marlon King > Coventry City Free
Becchio > Nowhere
Schwarzer > Nowhere
David James > Sunderland Free HES ALREADY WENT TO BRISTOL CITY
Marton Fulop > Ipswich Undisc.
Leeds Utd will not sign one more player this season & will inevitably finish 16th or lower.
Bristol City Will not sign David James.This is agent distraction to get James a prem deal. HE SIGNED A 1YEAR DEAL WITH A OPTION OF ANOTHER
KPB > Olympiakos £2.4m + Matt Derbyshire

Derbyshire to win Golden boot in Championship R U HAVIN A LAUGH MORE CHANCE OF SAMARAS WINNIN WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Middlesboro to win Championship Outright Banker Bet

Best Regards.(3)(28)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:59:24
Arsene Wenger will be at the press con with a first team player its Fabregas.
They will both tell the media what will be happening will cesc stay or will he go we will all find out very soon.(17)(12)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:59:37
Speaking to Steven Pienaar yesterday and he said both Chelsea and Liverpool have made an approach for him. I asked if he would be concerned about the hostility from the Everton fans if he moved across Stanley Park? He said, no, it would'nt bother him a single bit, as long as he gets a decent wage and contract length then that's all he is bothered about. He also let slip that Jagielka is fuming with the club for pricing him out of a move to Arsenal. He wants to be able to play for a club that will provide him with an opportunity to win silverware. Editor, would you have him in the Reds side? {editor's note – Pienaar or Jagielka? Both are good players in my opinion and Pienaar is said to be a Liverpool fan as a boy. I think they would both be improvements to the team, so yes I would take them.}(17)(35)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:59:50
Gents,

I've placed some comments on this site already, and congratulate ED on a superb job; sites like these gets football junkies like me through the day.
I'm a dutchman living in Mexico, and a LFC fan for many years (although I don't pretend to be "in the know" as you local boys are). I'm also a lifelong Ajax fan.
Having seen him upclose, I can say that Man U has scored high marks in snatching Chicharito; When in form, he can compete with any (that includes Rooney) striker that United have. Very srong in the air (looks like he's got springs in his boots), very quick and great vision for open spaces. He'll do well, if he can adapt to life in the UK (especially the Manchester area, which can be depressing).
And he's not even the best product out of this generation of mexican talent: Party boy Gio Dossantos is that and more; I know Spurs have all but given up on him, but with some social guidance (read: strong manager that kicks his arse), he can be one of the best wingers in the EPL on any team.
Vela has struggled to make an impression, but then again, he was never as good as the other two; still, AW sees great potential in him, apparently.
LFC should try and get Gio on the cheap and give him a shot; when playing for Barcelona he made a good impact, but with fellow party animal Ronaldinho, he couldn't get his wits about him; He's a bit older now and wasting his talent away where noone sees him; Would be a great buy for any top 5 club in the EPL. As for my fellow dutchmen: no idea why they let Stekelenburg get away sofar (as he's listed for European football already); Ajax will want 50% more for him after next season, and he's a top keeper.
vd Wiel is expensive (20 mln), so unless Ajax lowers the price (to say, 15 mln), he'll probably stay put; great player though with incredible potential. VdV should be making a move, as he will waste away on the bench at Madrid; He's a very creative player with good set pieces and solid position play; Chelsea is no good for him, he should come to L'pool; too bad his position is not a priority. The alpha dog is Schneyder, of course; I can see him ending up at Man U eventually, because he would be a great fit; and I think he'll clash with Rafa, because his style is very different and he'll want Schneyder to play infrom a more defensive position. Stay tuned for that one; He would be a great long term replacement for Scholes. Questions about the Mexican market? Let me know. Not much else to do here but watch football and read the gossip about players.

DUTCH(16)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:59:56
Ed have you got any Liverpool rumours or facts to share with us..

When Is Mascherano Going?
Is there soon to be a LB
Is there any truth in Purslow in Madrid to sign a Madrid based players
Is Torres staying
Is Pacheco going to Real Soceidad on Loan! {editor's note – Mash will go as soon as someone (anyone!) matches the price asked, the sooner the better. Yes there will be a LB soon, the club is negotiating with at least 2, that I know of, though only one is to be bought. Yes Purslow was in Spain to deal with a transfer, I was told it was a Madrid team, but I don't know 100% whether it was in or out. Yes Torres was always staying. No Pacheco is not expected to go out on loan, Hodgson wants him to stay and fight for a first team place.}(18)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:08:42
Neil lennon has confirmed there is a big bid been put in for aidan mcgeady

Skinnybhoy(20)(5)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:10:24
MoreRangersnews

my soucre has just told me that rangers will outbid celtic to sign george boateng, this will be completed on monday

WATP(7)(37)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:10:29
Alex Bruce now confirmed a Leeds Utd player, Leeds official web site.(36)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:11:26
Is this jelavic guy rangers are after the same player that blackburn bid £4m for in january and it was rejected. So why would he be allowed to sign for rangers for £2.5m? However rangers will sign romanian left sided player christain pulhac.

fulham to bid for bellamy santa cruz and ireland. probably will only get 1 or 2 of them but man city will be keane to sell to reduce squad size.

Celtic will offer timo hildebrand a contract after his release by hoffenheim.

Liverpool will probably ask for £15m and muntari from inter for mascherano.(14)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:11:46
Rumours in Glasgow today is that James McFadden is on his way to Celtic with Andreas Hinkel plus cash going in the other direction also Big Bougey is on his way to West Ham for 4 Million (Contract clause)

McGeady will stay for another season nobody in England is willing to meet Celtics valuation and McGeady doesn't fancy the move to Spartak Moscow

Walter Will walk Jan 2011
(0) (2)

Bougherra doesn't have an exit clause in his contract and wouldn't go to west ham anyway because he said he wants to play in the champions league and will only leave rangers to further his career which he couldnt do at west ham, if walter was going to walk why would he have signed a contract to stay when he was out of contract, he would never leave rangers in the lurch like that.
30

WATP(25)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:12:47
To person that said rangers won't sign one play for 2.5 million your wrong rangers made bid of 2 million for chris eagles so youre wrong my dear boy.
anyways rangers win sign 3 players
Rangers kid(28)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:15:17
Signing on the South Coast tonight ;)(9)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 17:17:25
Stoke city rumours

kpb to come to stoke as part of the sonko deal.

shawcross to go man city for 5m plus lescott

pulis to be knighted

stoke to finish 7th, 8th or 9th next season

stoke need a striker who can bang in 15+ goals!
last season their leading league goal scorer scored about 5 yet they still finished 11th. just think how well they would have done with a qulaity striker banging them in!!

fuller needs to score more and tuncay needs a decent run in the team(7)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:04:41
Reports in Romania have linked Dinamo Bucharest's attacking left sided player to Rangers.
The player would cost about £600,000, but he could be cup tied from the champions league if Dinamo reach the Europa group stages.

Source: s.t.v website.

TheTruthTheWholeTruthAndNothingButTheTruth.(26)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:09:29
Roy Hodgsons top 2 targets are Scott Parker and Ashley Young and he will fund these moves by selling Javier Mascherano, Ryan Babel, Philip Degen, Damien Plessis, Nabil El Zhar, Krisztian Nemeth, Daniel Ayala, Charles Itandje and a number of unwanted foreign youths.Roy is also looking to sign Maynor Figueroa from Wigan after Emiliano Insua today completed his £5million move to Fiorentina.(10)(37)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:13:05
Watford to finalise deals for Troy Deeney, Henry Lansbury and experienced LB before end Aug plus one other loan signing.

Is everyone in Glasgow, Liverpool and Leeds stuck at home all day? Must be cos they spend all thier time on here making up ridiculous rumours. They need to get real.(13)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:14:14
Hinkel to leave celtic for schalke 1.5 to 2 million also more bad news for rankers fans the exit door is about to be kicked open at ipox again the new kris boyd (kenny miller)lmao will sign for newcastle on his return from oz with the possibility of big bougie following him out the door.not to worry to much about wee kenny leaving you still have kyle laughable to lead the line.paulbhoy(23)(32)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:15:15
Most of the rumours on here are never gonna happen.
Charlton signing Cory Gibbs and Matty Phillips will happen by the end of next week though.
Will something that's true actually be posted on the forum?(5)(19)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:16:08
Expect Mascherano to join inter for a fee of 20M + Muntari
Hodgson will then buy Remy for 12M
Banega for 11M
Figueroa for 6M

Ed Is there any truth in all these rumours or stories going around about Purslow being in Madrid to try and pursue a signing from a Madrid based club .. is this still ongoing? and is it true?

InTheKnow! {editor's note – I doubt very much Muntari, Banega or Remy will be joining Liverpool. There is definitely truth that Purslow was in Madrid to discuss a player transfer, yes it is ongoing, I am just not 100% certain it is an incoming player.}(13)(25)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:19:56
RANGERS

Reports in the Romanian press linking Glasgow Rangers with Cristian Pulhac who plays for Dinamo Bucharest
The player is an attacking left wingback and the price is stated at 700,000 euros.

Checked up on the player and he is attack minded with a good cross.oh and a crackin burd, Alexandra Enachescu

GaryMack
inwalterwetrust(25)(22)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:31:06
Liverpool rumoured to be making a 12 million bid for stephen ireland , would be a great signing , what do you think ED
NGS77 {editor's note – I don't know, he is a bit of a nutjob, remember his lies to get out of international duty?}(13)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:32:09
Said ages ago Christian Poulsen will join Liverpool.. and I will say it again "CHRISTIAN POULSEN TO LIVERPOOL" .. imminent

Liver_bird(20)(22)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:36:13
It looks like there has been a bit too much hype about the Metrsacker deal which may have raised the price, unless it remains below 10 mil then Wenger will look elsewhere. Possibilities include Stephen Warnock or Micha Richards.

Greg(5)(15)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:40:03
In response to this:

30 Jul 2010 13:36:47
Heard through the grapevine that Doncaster will be making a triple swoop either today or Monday.

1st Wayne Thomas on a Free
2nd Ryan Harley Exeter 200 k
3rd Jay Emmanuel Thomas Arsenal Loan


Wayne Thomas I agree with he is one of the 4 players on trail ATM.
But as for the other 2. Although I would love Ryan harley I don't think we have the funds availible after sharp.
And we'd be very lucky to get JET back on loan. Because I think he will be pushing for a place at arsenal. I think we will only be able to get people on loan or free's from now on!!

Thanks(3)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 16:40:27
30 Jul 2010 13:44:06
Temasek Holdings has had a 400m bid for Liverpool accepted and it will be completed in the next two weeks

Re above: Temasek holdings is a singapore government owed company who have stake in amongst others Standard Chartered Liverpool's new shirt sponsor.
Think you might be barking up the wrong tree with that one pal!

Liver_bird(9)(22)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:53:35
Liverpool FC

Wigan have completed the signing of Stam who plays at LB (source Skysports). If the comments of figueroa's agent is considered then it would seem that liverpool are closing in to sign him. The fee is touted in the region of 8 million euros (5.5 million pounds).
What do you think ED?

Sense And Logic. {editor's note – more chance of him than there ever was of Young signing!}(23)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:55:40
Georgie Welcome to join Rangers on trial next week, with a view to a £600k move.

SOURCE STV NEWS

DMGlasgow Rangers Champions(36)(45)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:56:44
PNEFC Ins

Patrick Dimbala
Matt Phillips
Darel Russel
Danny Welbeck
Benjani
Alo Mockintayo

And some trailists to be named sooner or later that will also be signing :)

J7(5)(29)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:23:47
PAFC There could be some surprises at Home Park this season, the Chuckle Bros (Reid, Mariner and Carver) will put the squad on display tonight at QPR more akin to a car boot sale, they still need to trim the squad and wage bill.
Colin Doyle is high on the list as competition to le keeper
Strange thing is the 'want away and fringe' players are performing and working well with Reid.
Marcel Seip's wife has just given birth and she is a Plymouth lass and all appears content.
Steve Mclean looks leaner and sharper, plus he looks like he is enjoying his football again (it's better than training with the kids on council pitches)
Kristan Timar is getting back to full beast mode
Luke (Summers) Summerfield is linking up the front players, playing in the right postion (quality will always shine)
Come Southampton (who only have one song) it could be a very interesting line up for the Greens(6)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:25:17
Charles N'Zogbia will have contract talks with Stoke over the weekend to discuss a potential 6.5 million move. Wigan are resiged to losing their top stars this window including Figueroa who stalled on a potential move to the Britannia earlier this month.(12)(27)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:36:10
OH MY GOD!!!

LIVERPOOL FANS ARE DELUDED

You've started again with press conference rumours with big announcements on ownewrship and big signings. Get BLOODY real will you, how many times do you need to be proved wrong. The announcement will be made in good time my guess just before xmas in all honesty. Any new owners would have to be vetted by the FA for right and proper owernship rules so any leak is likely to come from there as the talks for the club arent even being done in this country and certainly don't involve the hospitalities toilet cleaners second cousin. Instead of guessing just do the supporting. I'm not a Liverpool fan but want to see them back challenging again i think Liverpool as title challengers is good for the EPL they have massive foreign support.(28)(21)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:38:08
Alan Pardew in talks with Huddersfield over their striker Jordan Rhodes.(24)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:40:16
Marlon king will sign for barnsley on a 2 year deal suject to fitness(22)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:40:20
I just heard that ozeil will be joining in a swap deal involving anderson plus cash

and berbatov is off to AC 4 22mil(20)(42)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:47:44
Rumours in Glasgow today is that James McFadden is on his way to Celtic with Andreas Hinkel plus cash going in the other direction also Big Bougey is on his way to West Ham for 4 Million (Contract clause)

McGeady will stay for another season nobody in England is willing to meet Celtics valuation and McGeady doesn't fancy the move to Spartak Moscow

Walter Will walk Jan 2011(63)(32)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:51:35
GERMAN NEWS

Timo Hildebrand has been quoted on German tv saying he has had no dealings with anyone from Celtic, that if and when an offer were to come in it would have to be an absolutely stupid money offer for him to consider going to a team that can't challenge for any honours this year.

Meanwhile Scott Brown has let murmurs slip that he will not be pushed anywhere for less than the 30K he is on just now for doing not much at all(20)(59)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:11:57
Baggies news..

baggies lining up bids for:

Boaz Myhill gk HCFC
James Beattie st SCFC
Jon Pantsil def FFC

Sources in local rags.

Will someone please put a bid in for Luke"lazy bastard" Moore, even if its a wind up, somethin to at least build our long sufferin hopes up!! cheers..(18)(6)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:12:52
Well, I am a proud Bristol City fan. Just put on SSN, and the breaking news reads: Bristol City sign David James on one year deal. Having seen James play live against us 2 years ago in the FA Cup, I was very surprised to see him dominating the penalty area and organising the defence. He will a big presence for City this season (if he gets a game!) Ed, we also signed QPR defender, Damion Stewart today. Is that part of the Bradley Orr deal as well? Welcome to Bristol Jamo! {editor's note – I have no idea mate, but I have to say you should be glad to get James now and not when he was at Liverpool. He was the most unprofessional, useless footballer I have ever had the misfortune to know. He was the only player that deserved the 'Spice Boys' tag while at Liverpool. I absolutely hated him, I have to be honest, and still do for the way he acted and the way he used David Moores to undermine Roy Evans.}(17)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:15:10
Leeds Utd players coming IN and OUT are:

INS:
Alex Bruce Ipswitch Undisclosed
Andy O'Brien Bolton Undisclosed
Nathan Delfouneso Villa Loan
Nile Ranger Newcastle Loan

OUTS:
Andy Robinson Tranmere Free
Liam Darville York Loan
Tresor Kandol Scthorpe Undisclosed(21)(27)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:18:32
30 Jul 2010 11:13:48
Rangers:

If Rangers are unsuccessful with their second bid of around 3m (£2.5m) for Rapid Vienna's star striker Nikica Jelcavic, they will turn their attention to George Welcome £1m (Honduras World Cup Striker) and Mphela £1.5m (South African World Cup star)



Martin

Martin my good lad there is no way on god's green earth that Rangers will pay £2.5m for a player given their current financial situation they'll probably spent no more than £2m on buying 2 players and then make up the numbers with loan deals Sorry to say it bears but this is your future now
The Oracle(22)(30)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:20:14
Ed i don't know whether to believe this or not. I have heard that Arsenal are signing an English player! {editor's note – it has happened before – Pennant and Walcott are both English. Still it is a bit far fetched to think that Wenger would make the same mistake again!}(9)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:41:25
Blackpool have had 2 bids rejected. one for dj Campbell (1mil). And the other angel rangel (800k)(33)(9)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:41:52
30 Jul 2010 09:16:04
Cant believe this but ronaldinho is signing for rangers, he was so impressed with ibrox and the travelling support in barcelona, gattuso told him to go for it, in walter we trust. don't know where we're gettin the money but this is a goer.
and john utaka a done deal, a player from belguim, and some player from la galaxy, maybe beckham, u never know,

govan guv

I'm a Rangers fan and know myself this is utter mince. I think you're a Celtic fan in disguise. What a waste of 5 seconds of my life reading that dross!

MicktheGlove(14)(52)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:44:08
Anyone got any news and Daniel Pacheco, Ed is he staying at Liverpool, he is definitely one for the future, if not this season. {editor's note – I was told he was expected to push for a first team place this season, at Liverpool, not on loan or for sale.}(24)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:46:07
Yup its true(ish) he is going to either espanyol or villareal. Once again Chav and Manc (Purslow and Broughton) try to ruin our club by selling probably the best prospect we've had since Owen. I disgusted, first Benayoun for a joke of a fee, now Pacheco, Whos next? Reina for a packet of fruit pastels and half a can of coke! Do us a favour BNP piss off with HNG back to USA because your PISH at your JOBS


What does BNP have to do with liverpool selling their players??


WATP {editor's note – I believe he meant Broughton 'N' Purslow.}(9)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:50:09
Arsenal FC News(13)(33)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:51:16
30 Jul 2010 13:20:20
Hi gang,

I work at Anfield as part of the hospitality team (tenuous but this is fact) and there is a rumour growing around the place that a huge anouncement will be made soon re. ownership and the signing of a big star to mark the start of the new regime will be made talks are apparently ongoing to this end.

Josh Red

YEP. YOUR RIGHT THE HUGE SIGNING IS.RIK WALLER!!!(29)(24)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:51:32
Leeds to sign Alex bruce
Signs at newcastle are pointing out leeds are interested in taking nile ranger on loan

as for chopra coming it all depends if bates will splash out the cash ( which he won't )

Lofty.(36)(12)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:51:49
Fabregas > Nowhere
Kuyt > Nowhere
Torres > Nowhere
Figueroa > Liverpool £4m approx
Ozil > Man Utd £13m
Stephen Ireland > Man Utd £11m if Ozil deal fails
Khedira > Real, not Man City £11m
Ballotelli > MascheranoStraight SwapWatch this
Marlon King > Coventry City Free
Becchio > Nowhere
Schwarzer > Nowhere
David James > Sunderland Free
Marton Fulop > Ipswich Undisc.
Leeds Utd will not sign one more player this season & will inevitably finish 16th or lower.
Bristol City Will not sign David James..This is agent distraction to get James a prem deal.
KPB > Olympiakos £2.4m + Matt Derbyshire

Derbyshire to win Golden boot in Championship
Middlesboro to win Championship Outright Banker Bet

Best Regards..(18)(32)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:56:31
DAVID JAMES SIGNS 1 YEAR DEAL WITH BRISTOL CITY!

Bob.(44)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:57:10
Donovan deal could be done now the MLS has said that should the right offer come in then they would consider it etc. If LD goes then probably mean that Beckham stays.(21)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:01:16
More Forest news

Posted yesterday regarding the Whittingham to Burnley deal.

There is absolutely no chance at the present time of Kelvin Wilson going to Celtic, Wilson is obviously keen on having talks but Forest will not allow Wilson to leave before they have at least one new CB.

Similar story for Nathan Tyson, the deal with Southampton is done but Forest need a replacement first.

The board are currently very reluctant to sell/loan any players since fan unrest is growing and the squad is paper thin.

Two to sign by the Burnley Game, Mawene is one, the other is JJ and that's not Jenas.(20)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:03:13
DJ Campbell is days away from signing on the dotted line for a new 2 year contract extension with Leicester.
Crncic set to sign in the next few days after the medical has been completed.
No mention of Koren, no mention of Harewood.
Player from Portugal on going, but no names at the moment.
Oakley wants to stay as does Howard and Weale. Players happy for the fresh start under Sousa.(16)(8)

 

 30 Jul 2010 15:04:00
Any truth in the rumour doing the rounds that Bloomfield Road will not be ready for the 28th August?

A worried Blackpool fan(24)(4)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:51:18
"30 Jul 2010 12:24:19
Leeds suprise signing is Micheal Doyle on a permenant!"


To this fool, you must be easily suprised. After being on loan at Leeds last season and after being linked all summer, it would not be a shock move would it! The only suprise would be if Uncle Ken actually spent some decent money on a decent striker..(8)(28)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:52:07
Manchester united news:
united are trying to sign ozil without any big teams such as madrid or barcelona getting involved. ozil has told the papers that he wants to play in the premier league and he will win more trophies at united and that's what he wants more than money. i doubt benzema will join united and tbh i think he is a waste of money, 9 goals in 33 games WTF! hernandez is a better buy and a better bargain also similer age.(36)(19)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:55:40
I have just spoke 2 my welsh mate who knows craig bellamy and he said they know about the interest from celtic but they need 2 sell some players 2 cope with his wages. Man city would rather he went 2 a none english team and will help with financing the move and also celtic have not named any player 2 year the famous number 7 strip 2 keep it for bellers. Ps heard that rangers are looking 2 sign a couple of players from partick thistle on loan for a year as they have no money but didn hear any names sorry(17)(27)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:02:43
Any southampton news??(7)(17)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:06:15
Marlon King, , , ,

He will not be able to sign for any teams yet, he will not have the terms of his licence set yet by his parole officer, (he is still technically under prison sentence). He maybe restricted to where he can go and at what times? he might not be able to play away games in the evenings as he may need to sign in to a police station (yet to be decided) there will be all sorts of restrictions on his movements so signing for Rangers as much as he would like to probably won't happen.(10)(12)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:09:53
Cheslea news Ramires is coming to chelsea, just under 20mil deal, it just about done. Chelsea are also trying to get Luiz, but asking price to much. Cavaliho stays, then ramires is the only signing, chelsea will not buying anymore players.

Ancelloti to leave chelsea end of 2011 season, if he does not bring chamipons league trophy to Stamford Bridge.

I just heard that Glazers are not giving ferguson big money to spend this season, as they are know looking at paying thier debts off.

You heard the glazers were giving SAF no money, 2 days after David Gill said there was money? Sack your source.
Funny how there are now a few rumours kicking about that Rossi will join LFC. I seem to remember when you got kicked out of the Champions league you were all convinced Stevan Jovetic was going to sign. Its pathetic to say the least. If you were going to sign every ploayer that did well against you you might want to look at the top 6 teams from last year!!(11)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:11:38
Newcastle bid 4.3million for liverpools insua(9)(31)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:12:27
Konstantinos Chalkias played for ajax on wednesday maybe stekelenburg is realy coming to arsenal he was the only left out first team player in ajax squad(16)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:14:52
John stead to sign for Leeds after rejecting bristol city and blackpool to sign for the club he supports.(20)(35)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:14:57
Benjani has been approached by hughton for a 2 week trial at NUFC(21)(17)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:19:02
Leigh Griffiths in talks with hibs. 300k been offered
Bamba will be heading back to PSG for 650k. this will help fund the griffiths deal.
Riordan close to agreeing a new deal(9)(12)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:19:20
Right i can't believe this because i am a liverpool fan but there will be a shock transfer of kaka to man city for 38 mil(6)(32)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:20:19
Leeds fan here, lets get somethings straight

Bates will not lay out the money for Chopra.

Michael Doyle will not sign on a permanent deal, Grayson would have had him in by now. Plus, he's not good enough for the Championship he struggled at times in League 1

Nobody knows who is coming to the club, Leeds do their business on the quiet. Also, Grayson has said that it depends on the news of Snodgrass' injury as to which areas of the squad he strengthens.

The sooner that Robinson, Sheehan, Kandol and Michalik are off the wage bill the better. This will free up valuable funds.

Lets stop all the speculation, as entertaining as it is the names being linked to the club are ridiculous.

MOT(19)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:28:27
Any leeds united news ?
who this big signing going be(12)(12)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:29:23
As I said yesterday it would happen Wigan have signed Ronnie Stam from FC Twente.However, Jon Stead's move from Ipswich to Blackpool has fallen through.Sami Kherida will sign for Real Madrid and Celtic have dropped their interest in David James and have turned their attentions to Spartak Moscow keeper Stipe Pletikosa on season loan however he is more likely to join Spurs and Celtic are interested also in free agent Timo Hildrebrand anyway, who has expressed an interest in signing for Celtic.(11)(8)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:29:44
PNE NEWS

Preston to complete the signing of midfielder Darel Russell on a three year deal.

Preston will include trialist Patrick Dimbala in thier squad for their preseason game against Oldham.If he impresses manager Darren Ferguson will think about signing him up but will have to wait for international clearence.

Matt Phillips to join in the weekend for a fee around 400k.A host of clubs are chasing his signature but it is believed Preston are leading the chase for his signature.

Preston are still in negotiations with stoke for Left back Carl Dickinson.The 2 clubs are still unable to agree on a fee.(9)(14)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:30:54
Ok, been a long time reader, this is my first post

Lots of noise bout 3/4 potental gunner targets
Mertersacker and tasic are rumored to be heading 2 Arsenal (apprantly officals where in germany, put 2 and 2 together), Mark schwarzer is on his way aswell (wenger had a bid rejected but now schwarzer is going to push for the move). Last week there was mentoin that a big preimer league club matched the bid for remicould be..

Fabregas is staying for atleast 1 more year, wouldn't be suprised if part of the deal includes wenger going fishing th barcas acadamy. Traore seems to be surplus 2 requirementsWRONG!, he is under 21 and a homegrown player so wenger can keep him in the squad for emergency cover, but if a decent bid comes in, expect him 2 leave.

As for the season ahead, Nasri is having a solid preseason, expect him 2 fill the fabregas role at the start of the season, Bendtner is out for a month so expect chamack up top with walcott and arsahvin either side. Gibbs will make a big first team push as wenger likes the idea of an english left back and he see's gibbs getting into the england setup. Jay ET and Wilshire will get a chance in the first team, probally get loaned out 2 PL clubs 4 the second half of the season. Expect more game time from Vela..

UP THE GOONERS(22)(9)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:31:08
Landon Donovan to sign for ~£5mil.
arteta and pienaar to sign new contracts
Quack quack quack(23)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:31:50
LFC NEWS


Kuyt to sign for Inter Milan once Balotelli sale agreed with Man City. Rafa wants to pay just 9million which is ridiculous for a player he made an everpresent at Anfield.
Dirk had a decent WC campaign and Roy will not entertain any offers less than 12million. We already got below par for Yossi and Riera through Rafas poor transfer policy so its refreshing to hear..

Kuyt will leave and that should hopefully be the go ahead for Liverpool to sign a striker.

Heres hoping Hodgson brings in a player of the Aguero mould to play off Torres and make us a force again.

EL NINO KOPITE XX(20)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:33:31
Fulham

INS
Rob Green £5million
Stephen Ireland £7million
Craig Bellamy £5million

OUTS
Mark Schwarzer Arsenal £3.5million
Danny Murphy Liverpool £5million(16)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:36:20
Josh Thomson (Celtic) possibly joining exodus to Wiltshire, on loan to Swindon, covering the CH position vacated by Greer(15)(8)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:36:55
Also Peter Luccin has impressed while on trial and will be travelling down to London for the Emirates Cup if all goes well he should be signed up aswell.

I can't see him getting signed up.Would get booed by his own fans, he would never be accepted.
Jungle Bhoy
P.S Ed, how's the head? {editor's note – the head is fine mate, thanks for asking.}(6)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 14:38:37
How is chris powell going to sign for charlton to fill in the lb gap now he's retired and is on the coaching staff at leicester(7)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:31:05
Ireland to be unveiled alongside Ozil as United's new midfield signings when Fergie returns from the preseason tour.(39)(39)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:34:18
In reply to Watching the liverpool game last night and the commentator said that pacheco was signing for espanyol. anyone else hear of this?

Yeah i heard what he said mate but he didn't say he was leaving he mentioned a name that i couldnt make out and said he was putting a lot of pressure on pacheco to move to espanyol.

its was xabi alonso that recommended pacheco go on loan to espanol to get some first team football, don't think he will go as he will get 1st team football this season when all the squad return and roy gets a good look at him , i really think pacheco could save liverpool millions in the transfer market , this kid could be a top player .
ngs77(19)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:35:41
Jay Simpson to join Leeds as a fee has been agreed for around 750k, MOT(30)(33)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:35:53
I live over in the states and struggle to get real football news/rumours. So as a LFC fan for the last 11 years I can honestly say great site! Its been the first site I read every morning for the past 4 years. Ed, love the upgrades, and you're killing it! Well done!
Ed, what are your thoughts on Huntelaar's skill and the supposed rumour to LFC? Any truth to this? I don't know how excited I am about him being linked with us. I'd like to see Salcido come in at LB, Banega to replace Masch (if he leaves), and the remaining money used for a quality striker..Thoughts anyone? {editor's note – I don't think Huntelaar will be coming, not a bad player but lacks the pace and power needed for the Premier League.}(19)(8)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:36:10
David James has just been spotted at Ashton Gate. Could he be on the verge of joining Bristol City??

Man Utd to sign Ozil once they return from the US.(40)(17)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:36:47
Heard through the grapevine that Doncaster will be making a triple swoop either today or Monday.

1st Wayne Thomas on a Free
2nd Ryan Harley Exeter 200 k
3rd Jay Emmanuel Thomas Arsenal Loan(9)(15)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:38:30
Celtic FC Latest

After gettin Paddy McCourt to sign a new deal Neil Lennon is now trying to presuade Aiden McGeady to stay at parkhead for 1 more ayear and if he doesn't like it he will be allowed to leave Lennon has also told him if he stays he will be given the Number 7 shirt. Andy Hinkel is going to AZ in Holland or Sporting Lisbon in Portugal after Celtic agreed to sell him to both clubs and it is now his choice the fee is around £2Millon. Samaras will also be leaving for a fee of around £1.5Millon but that deal will not be done until after the braga game. Lennon has said some players have to go with Caddis and Ferry already away. Ben Hutchinson going on loan to Chris Sutton's side(21)(14)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:41:45
BREAKING NEWS!

CHELSEA ARE SET TO SELL 4 PLAYERS IN THE NEXT WEEK!

shame for everyone else these players will be:
Franco Di Santo Dynamo Kiev 4m
Scott Sinclair Newcastle 4.5m
Ryan Bertrand Ipswich 2.5m
Jack Cork Ipswich 3m
Total: 14m

Fact is all these players played yesterday when a young chelsea side lost to Wycombe 51. Being the most senior players playing, they were all very unimpressive (apart from sinclair) and having already been ditched in the reserves they will move on.

HATE TO BURST YOUR BLUE BUBBLE MATE BUT UNWANTED, USELESS PLAYERS DO NOT GET SOLD ON FOR THOSE PRICES, LAST I HEARD SINCLAIR WAS BEING OFFERED FOR AROUND 1.52M, DI SANTO WILL RAISE A MAX OF 3M, THE OTHERS WILL GO FOR NOMINAL FEES FELLA! YOU WILL BE LUCKY TO RAISE HALF OF THE 14M YOU ARE HOPING FOR!(10)(19)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:43:37
You the lad that wrote:

30 Jul 2010 12:48:22
= Heard liverpool are trying to sign Mbokani anyone else hear this ??

He's recently signed for Monaco.. no likely kidda!(2)(21)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:43:55
Can people please stop linking arsenal with expensive central defenders. Wenger spent around £10 million on Laurent Koscielny which means that he is going to be starting with Thomas Vermaelen at the back. Everyone knows how tight Wenger is so why would he invest so much in a player to sit on the bench.

Arsenal already have Johan Djourou, Havard Nordtveit and Kyle Bartley as back up defenders although at least one will go out on loan at some point (probably Kyle Bartley). If Arsenal do buy another defender it will be a cheap signing maybe along the lines of the Silvestre signing to be an experienced back up player and to help the likes of Bartley and Nordtveit make the step up to the first team.(9)(24)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:45:06
In reply to Heard liverpool are trying to sign Mbokani anyone else hear this

roy hodgson was tipped to sign him when he was at fulham , the deal stalled when roy was linked with the liverpool job , he looks a very good player with a good strike rate 34 goals in 79 apps and with speed to burn .
ngs77(12)(17)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:47:43
And a minor gripe also..to those that start their posts with "I can reveal..", NO you can't. WAKE UP! Either you don't know or you are breaching a close friends/colleagues confidence for a football rumours site and are therefore a total scumbag.

Anyway, I can reveal that Voronin is going to cut his hair and hope for a reverse Samsom effect.(9)(5)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:50:03
In reply to anfield rd..I read your post earlier and so I asked some people who are involved with certain aspects of the sale, and tbh no one seems to understand what this rumour is about?..

I know that a party from Dubai have actually completed dd a while ago now and that another party from abu dhabi is actually going through the "books" as we speak and they are almost finished doing dd, but as regards to one offer being rejected? I'm sorry but again as I've stated no one seems none the wiser where this has come from, so perhaps you can elaborate a bit?

Also just to point out that whilst the abu dhabi would be owners WILL face the fa's "fit and proper persons test" over a conflict of interest concerning his sibling, it has been confirmed that the party from Dubai will not other than the usual financial testing etc.

I was told initially that the one from Dubai and abu dhabi would have a potential joint venture scrutinized because of the conflict over the party from abu dhabi's marriage, but by all accounts this "joint venture" is a none starter.

Expect news to break soon.(16)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:21:56
Apparently, both CELTIC AND RANGERS have made initial enquiries about the availability of Yohan Benalouane but as of yet NO BID has been made by either side. Celtic have ditched their interest in James as he ditched his interest in them and will instead turn their attentions to Pletikosa on loan or Hildebrand on a free. Good job really if you ask me. Don't see any need to bring Luccin in given Celtic now have Kayal, Crosas and Ki in the holding role as well as the baggage that goes with his infamous spitting incident. Gattusso is not going to Rangers this year.(59)(32)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:22:07
Just heard a rumour from a good friend who tells me that it could be a busy weekend for celtic kelvin wilson should be signed from notts forest before monday also the transfer of aiden macgeady out of the club seems to be gathering pace 3 clubs mentioned spurs, fulham and spartak moscow the money gained from this trasfer will be used to complete the return of craig bellamy 5 million was the price mentioned but who knows what will happen to be honest i would prefer to have bellamy back rather than keane.the six months he spend at parkhead under m'on where fantastic to watch the guy is sheer entertainment.paulbhoy(41)(33)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:25:29
Man City Squad of 25 for next season

1.Given
12.Taylor
25.Hart

2.KOLOROV
3.Bridge
4.Onouha
5.Zabaleta
17.BOATENG
19.Lescott
28.Toure
38.Boyata

6.De Jong
8.MILNER
11.Johnson
18.Barry
21.DAVID SILVA
24.Vieira
33.Kompany
40.Weiss
42.YAYA TOURE

7.BALOTELLI
9.Adebayor
14.Santa Cruz
27.Jo
32.Tevez

Starting Lineup

Given

Boateng, K.Toure, Lescott, Kolorov

Milner, Yaya Toure, Barry

Balotelli, Tevez, David Silva(21)(97)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:26:38
Dear Ed

This is a theory rather than a rumour I am not a subscriber but follow this forum for entertainment value..wonderful stuff

re. Liverpool takeover:

could it be that the club is in fact sold that the owners are keen on a not splashing out yet, rather building over 2 transfer seasons, investing more in the new stadium shortterm and then see players' investments come later with greater income from a larger capacity stadium?

Signing only critical players needed at this stage..and building both team and stadium rather than trying to buy a team.

Just wondering

Cheers
A. {editor's note – if it was bought then I doubt very much they would keep quiet about it, the good feeling it would engender amongst the support and players would be worth more than any amount of money. Plus shirt sales would increase, ticket sales etc. There is absolutely no reason to keep it quiet, if they don't want to end up paying through the nose then they just have to stand firm on prices they are willing to pay. City have to pay so much because they paid a ridiculous amount for Robinho , now everyone knows they will overpay to get what they want.}(29)(33)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:58:18
ED, or anyone for that matter, does anybody have anyting about forest 8 days to go and still nothing..
plus news today of whittingham agreeing burnley deal.
doesnt seem good like good times on trentside {editor's note – I was told there would be a few new signings this week. I don't know what has happened to that, but I guess there is still tomorrow yet!}(9)(29)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:00:33
Just been corrected, it is Muntari heading to Liverpool(38)(49)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:03:45
According to a online report from the pinkun website Greek striker Angelos Charisteas has been offered a trial at Norwich.
Source: it says that it was first reported from a german newspaper the bild.
He's also been linked with rangers this summer when ewan Chester was there. Positive news for the canaries.
more to come when I hear it.
OTBC(20)(30)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:04:52
To whoever wrote this..

Simon Grayson will make 5 completely offtheradar signings once again, all due in before home game against Derby. 4 of them are firstteam players, and one for the future. (These do not include the expected signing of Bruce from Ipswich).

Henri Lansbury will join on a seasonlong loan from Arsenal. This is to cover for Snodgrass, who is reportedly out until Christmas.

Jem Karacan will sign from Reading, fee believed to be £600k.

Leroy Lita will sign from Middlesbrough, fee believed to be £750k (rising to £1mill if he scores more than 15 league goals).

Teemu Tainio will join on a seasonlong loan from Sunderland, as cover for the central midfielders.

They have also signed Nill De Pauw from Lokeren in Belgium, with compensation due (thought to be around £200k)

Grayson will use 451/433 which has been so effective in preseason.

Schmeichel

ConnollyBruceCollinsBessone

KilkennyHowsonKaracan

LansburyLitaBecchio

BIGGEST LOAD OF stE I HAVER READ IN MY LIFE(31)(45)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:05:43
Hi!
Im Murilo Lisboa, journalist from Primeiramo Journal. People here in Brazil are talking about Arsenals interest in Corinthiansgoalkeeper Felipe (26). He will be signed for Genoa this summer, but after the change of the Calcios politics for transfer had canceled the deal.
Unfortunately, we think that will be dificult to get a work permision for him..(12)(39)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:06:03
With Mascherano telling Hodgson he wants to leave, the general director of juve Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed liverpools interest in Christian Poulsen.

the interest in luke young has ended by the looks of things as he does not want to move his family up north.

potential LB signings could be Fucile from Porto, Salcido from PSV and Figueroa from Wigan.

possibly expect some Man City players because of the 25man rule (City have 37)(19)(39)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:10:08
I know this is for transfers rumours but does anyone have any info on Snodgrass' injury?
He had a scan yesterday but there seems to be no news?
Editor do you have any info? {editor's note – I haven't heard anything sorry, but it will depend on what they are looking for, sometimes it can take time.}(8)(10)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:11:51
Preseason injury to robert snodgrass means grayson will move for extra cover on the flanks meaning a return to the club for arsenals sanchez watt. Chopra being linked with leeds is rubbish 3 million will not be spent on one player more likely that a loan striker will come in. Extra midfield cover still needed. Songster(22)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:13:26
Donovan to everton, yobo may leave to help get the funds but that's all that needs to be agreed, will happen soonish(42)(21)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:17:20
Breaking news: Alex Sabella is to become new argentina manager.

Premier league rumours/news:
Wigan have signed fc twente left back Ronnie Stam from FC twente.
Arsenal have been warned off any attempts to try and take DC United midfielder Andy Najar on trial. President Kevin Payne has threatened legal action against the Gunners if any officials make contact without his say so. also any news of bids for Per Mertesacker won't be confirmed until he arrives of holiday on August 3rd.
Benfica are discussing the transfer of Ramires with chelsea after he pleaded to be aloud to join chelsea when a £20 million bid was made.
After Luke Young rejected a move to liverpool Nicky Shorey's future is now uncertain with Notts forest interested.
Javier Garrido has moved to Lazio and Harry Redknapp has expressed itrest in Craig Bellamy.
Scott Parker is going nowhere while Ajax have slapped a £20 million price tag on Gregory Van Der Viel.
SPL News/rumours:
Spartak Moscow have renewed their intrest in Aiden McGeady and hope a £9 million bid will be accepted before the James Milner situation at Villa is sorted out.
Rangers are loking at two South Africa world cup stars (Bongani Khumalo and Katlego Mphela) in a 2.5million combined deal.
Serie A:
after been in Italy for a week i picked up some news about Sebastian Giovinco who will decided his future next week Arsneal, Bari and Parma are all interested
also Ronaldinho is contract negotiations with AC milan over a deal runnig to 2014.
Maicon's move to Real Madrid has stalled for an unknown reason.

the $0ccer nerd(33)(14)

 

 30 Jul 2010 13:20:20
Hi gang,

I work at Anfield as part of the hospitality team (tenuous but this is fact) and there is a rumour growing around the place that a huge anouncement will be made soon re. ownership and the signing of a big star to mark the start of the new regime will be made talks are apparently ongoing to this end.

Josh Red(43)(38)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:42:05
I don't know if anyone else remembers, but about a week ago, some guy said that Mark Hughes would become the next fulham manager when he was 6/1 to get the job. He told everyone to go out and put their money on it happening but i didn't because i don't believe half the things i read on this! but, sure enough, Hughes became the manager of Fulham and i was left kicking myself! Fair play to that guy for posting something that was acctually true!!(22)(26)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:43:48
That spud who is talking about arsenal not going to sign good players but only kids.
I will speak you after 1 september. Arsenal will surely sign 1 CB and maybe another CB or DM or GK.
But surely a CB. 100% sure(42)(22)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:44:52
Charlton Athletic are close to signing pacey forward Josh King from Manchester United on a 3 month loan. Charlton had first option on King as part of the deal which took youth player Sean McGinty to Old Trafford last season.(30)(21)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:45:10
Wenger is bringing a first team player to his press conference today. Rumor has it that Mertesacker is already in London(31)(44)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:45:18
I over heard andy mcnally blackburn rovers ladies coach and friend of matt derbyshire from matts days as a football trainer at blackburn to the kids before rovers sined him ??

over herd him on his mobile at train station . matt is unhappy in greece . and andy was saying he could definately secure a move back to the premiership either on loan or transfer

hopefully he resighns for blackburn(16)(17)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:46:10
"30 Jul 2010 07:43:19
O.K. its gone too far I came home from work this morning the house is empty and my bird has left.

there was a note it says gone to chelsea with Ken!!
dont look for the crisps we have taken them all.

Will the real Ken Aguero please stand up!"

I, Like Chelsea, need some clarification on this. Is this a bird, or a woman. Chelsea now fear that now Ken is now in a relationship that he will demand more wages, thus pricing them out of the market as Roman is trying to make Chelsea a viable market. If this is true then Ken's agent will be instructed to approach Man City where he is thinking that he might be able to get a 24 packet box of McCoy's and a slab of Strongbow (at the request of his new, extremely rough girlfriend) but so far this is only a rumour.(30)(19)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:48:22
= Heard liverpool are trying to sign Mbokani anyone else hear this ??(24)(39)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:51:23
Alex Bruce Leeds
Paul Wotton Portsmouth
Simon Ferry & Paul Caddis Swindon
Javier Garrido Lazio
James Milner Man City
Nicky Hunt Bristol City(28)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:53:26
Portsmouth striker John Utaka has told Rangers he is the man to fill the void left by Kris Boyd.(48)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:57:26
Ex Arsenal and Barca player Hleb to Fulham.

If David James joins, they will sell Shwarzer to Arsenal.(32)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:45:32
LEEDS UNITED will be signing amir zaki on a six month loan with a view to a permanent deal in january. Although zaki will only make the move permanent if leeds are in the promotion places.

SHEFFIELD UNITED will sign john paul pittman from wycombe wanderers for a fee of 750,000 on a 3 year contract.

CHELSKI BLUE(18)(49)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:45:44
Lets get 1 thing straight desperate rangers fans, celtic have brought in nearly the same amount of money they have spent on player sales ie mcdonald, mcmanus, when mcgeady, samaras, hinkel, crossas are sold that gives us another 15 million, so stop talking mince and concentrate on your own debt ridden club.anyway celtic will sign hilderbrand good gk, (22)(44)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:54:11
Ed, what is happening to charles itandje at Liverpool? Does he even train with the squad? {editor's note – the club has just got stuck with him, no one wants him at anywhere near the wages he is asking for.}(30)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:55:03
Barnsley are chasing Marlon King along with Coventry. However, Barnsley look set to win the race due to King choosing Barnsley.(23)(37)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:56:01
I Like how it's all gone quiet from Man Utd supporters about Benzema going to utd. Has it all gone quiet as Fergie has done a blinding piece of business in aquiring Hernandez? After all he scored on his debut for utd and should hopefully perform well tonight against chivas or for chivas.

Also I doubt Ozil will be coming. I believe he'll be going to barcelona after the whole cesc fiasco stops because wenger has heels of steel and won't let him go.(27)(35)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:02:12
BREAKING NEWS !! REAL MADRID SIGNING!

Stuttgart have confirmed that Germany international midfielder Sami Khedira has joined Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £11million ( fact )

JOHN BHOY 1(45)(15)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:04:25
John Stead is set to join Leeds United along side Alex Bruce as Steads move to Blackpool has fallen though, Andy Robinson set to be moving in the other direction.(26)(34)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:05:53
BREAKING NEWS!

CHELSEA ARE SET TO SELL 4 PLAYERS IN THE NEXT WEEK!

shame for everyone else these players will be:
Franco Di Santo Dynamo Kiev 4m
Scott Sinclair Newcastle 4.5m
Ryan Bertrand Ipswich 2.5m
Jack Cork Ipswich 3m
Total: 14m

Fact is all these players played yesterday when a young chelsea side lost to Wycombe 51. Being the most senior players playing, they were all very unimpressive (apart from sinclair) and having already been ditched in the reserves they will move on.(11)(33)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:06:37
Javier Garrido to Lazio
Ronnie Stam to Wigan(27)(8)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:14:24
Watching the liverpool game last night and the commentator said that pacheco was signing for espanyol. anyone else hear of this?

Yeah i heard what he said mate but he didn't say he was leaving he mentioned a name that i couldnt make out and said he was putting a lot of pressure on pacheco to move to espanyol.(13)(27)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:19:15
Watching the liverpool game last night and the commentator said that pacheco was signing for espanyol. anyone else hear of this?

You need your ears checking then, he said their is rumours about him and espanyol!(19)(19)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:20:38
Celtic news
paddy mc court sign 3 year contract extansion.
they also are not into in david james no more, could they change ther interest in the spartach keeper??
celtic till i die(30)(26)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:22:11
Stoke expecting to tie a deal up with Bellamy on a season long loan over the weekend. Not sure where all these Fulham stories are coming from they simply can't afford these players they are being linked with ie Bellamy, RSC and Ireland.

As reported on Sky Matty Etherington has urged Cole to quit West Ham for Stoke after an offer on the table for the striker.

West Brom still interested in Bellamy but as he said to the press last week he wants to stay at Stoke.

Stoke still pressing to push through a swap deal with Boro that will include Wheater and O'Neil coming to the Potters and Kitson going the other way. Fees are the sticking point..Boro rate O'Neil at 4 million.

Bristol City the latest team interested in Tonge(24)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:24:09
France Football claim St Etienne defender Yohan Benalouane is now wanted by both Rangers and Celtic.St Etienne defender Yohan Benalouane is said to be a target for both Rangers and Celtic. According to reports in France, Neil Lennons side have made enquiries about the prospect of signing the 23yearold, following on from claims their Glasgow rivals had expressed an interest in the player.
Benalouane, who is available for around £2 million from the Ligue 1 club, has just 12 months left to run on his current contract. Les Verts are said to be keen to sell, already lining up moves for Hertha Berlins free agent Steve Von Bergen and Sedans Paul Baysse.
Although no firm offer has been made by either club, sources close to the player claimed in Fridays edition of France Football both had made initial efforts to determine Benalouanes availability.
St Etienne sporting director Damien Comolli insisted earlier this week there was also interest from a club in the English Premier League in Benalouane. Yesterday, the former Tottenham Hotspur director of football said he was yet to hear from Rangers over their proposed bid.
Christophe Galtier, St Etiennes head coach, confirmed via his clubs official website that the defender sees his future elsewhere but would not be posted missing if his transfer didn't happen.
Benalouane has expressed his desire to leave, said Galtier. We are waiting for firm proposals but he is still in good spirits. If he has to stay, he has shown the desire to win his place.
Walter Smith confirmed his interest from Rangers Australian training base last weekend, saying Benalouane was one of a number of players he was looking at. Im aware of Benalouane, he told the Herald. We are working flat out to sign players and he has been brought to our attention. He is a good young player.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has already stated he is in the market for a new central defender, pursuing Sol Campbell, who joined Newcastle United instead, and Nottingham Forests Kelvin Wilson.

Stv news(12)(14)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:24:19
Leeds suprise signing is Micheal Doyle on a permenant!(12)(43)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:32:10
SPURS NEWS why would jagielka join spurs(17)(30)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:35:59
Cheslea news Ramires is coming to chelsea, just under 20mil deal, it just about done. Chelsea are also trying to get Luiz, but asking price to much. Cavaliho stays, then ramires is the only signing, chelsea will not buying anymore players.

Ancelloti to leave chelsea end of 2011 season, if he does not bring chamipons league trophy to Stamford Bridge.

I just heard that Glazers are not giving ferguson big money to spend this season, as they are know looking at paying thier debts off.(13)(25)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:37:40
Rangers to sign lee miller and david healy next week, , and the 2 african players, , also a midfield player maybe lee hendrie, , as dinky dons have not got back to him with a deal(27)(29)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:37:46
CELTIC NEWS

Lennons main targets are
GK, LB, CBx2, Wing(only if McGeady is Sold), STx2

GK Pletikosa, Hildebrand, Speroni
LB Salcido, Tiene, Shorey
CB Ramis, Benalouane, Wilson, St Leger
Wing Lawrence, Whittingham
ST Bellamy, Rosenberg, Jelavic, Stokes

Also Peter Luccin has impressed while on trial and will be travelling down to London for the Emirates Cup if all goes well he should be signed up aswell.

OUTS
Hinkel
Caddis
Loovens
Brown
Ferry
Samaras
Fortune
Rasmussen

Squad
GK new, Zaluska, Ceri
RB DuRi, Wilson
CB new, new, Hooiveld, Rogne, O'Dea, Thompson, Misun
CM Juarez, Ledley, Kayal, Luccin, Ki, Crosas
RM McGeady, McGinn, Forrest
LM Maloney, McCourt
ST new, new, Hooper, Murphy(18)(33)

 

 30 Jul 2010 12:38:38
LEEDS UNITED V DERBY COUNTY:
Schmicheal
Connelly Naylor Collins Bessone

Howson Kilkenny (new signing)

Johnson Sam
Becchio

Subs: Higgs, Bruce, Bromby, (a loan central midfeilder), White, Somma, Paynter.

Leeds need two central midfeilders because they was going to sign just one but now Johnson's been forced out wide due to Snoddys injury so they'll get two central midfielders in. Doyle could have a slim chance of coming back to ER and Russel also linked.(14)(26)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:09:20
Fulham in talks to sign Aiden McGeady for 9million. Looks like AlFayed is bankrolling Mr Hughes.(29)(21)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:10:16
NOT A RUMOUR BUT A OBSERVATION OF MY CLUB AND RUMOURS ON HERE.BAD DAY FOR THE OWLS SELLING ON LEE GRANT..A FANTASTIC KEEPER AND BURNLEY HAVE GOT A GOOD DEAL THERE AND GOOD LUCK TO THE LAD..THAT SAID IF AND I HOPE WE DO GET NICKY WEAVER WITH HIS EXPERIENCE HE WILL HELP BRING ON THE 2 YOUNG LADS AND I DO HOPE FATHER TED GIVES YOUNG JAMESON A GOOD CRACK OF THE WIP IN LEAGUE 1 AS HE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A BIG ASSET FOR US IN THE FUTUREWITH THE MONEY FROM GRANTS SALE THE MEN IN CHARGE WILL/SHOULD PAY THE OUTSTANDING HMRC BILL FREEING US FROM THE TRANSFER EMBARGO THEN WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SIGN WEAVER AND I BELEIVE WE NEED A RUGGED DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER THAT WAY IRVINE CAN ATTEMPT TO PLAY THE PURE FOOTBALL HE HAD PRESTON PLAYING BEFORE HIS SURPRISE DEPARTURE..I DO HOPE SOON WE CAN GET SOME SORT OF INVESTMENT IN AND MAYBE THAT WILL DEPEND ON WHETHER WE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING WE AGAIN I HOPE WE DO..ANYWAY LIKE I SAID NOT RUMOURS JUST OBVERSATIONS..U.T.Os..WHAT DO YOU RECKON ED??JONNY THE OWL {editor's note – isn't the sale of Grant necessary to pay the HMRC bill? If so it is a shame but good that you will still have a club to support. Is there any noise locally about investment? Only I have heard nothing, it would be a shame to lose any club, I am sure even the Blades fans would hate to lose Wednesday, half the fun of football is the banter with fans of other teams.}(6)(14)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:13:48
Rangers:

If Rangers are unsuccessful with their second bid of around 3m (£2.5m) for Rapid Vienna's star striker Nikica Jelcavic, they will turn their attention to George Welcome £1m (Honduras World Cup Striker) and Mphela £1.5m (South African World Cup star)



Martin(34)(24)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:15:06
Hi ed.
what about my idea of these transfers happening at liverpool.

mikel arterta not sure of spelling
crouch. or bent
bridge
alonso.
aguerero

im trying to think what players would make torres stay
what do u think ed {editor's note – Arteta? Not a chance that will happen, and he would not convince Torres to stay in anyway shape or form anyway. Personally I don't see the need to sign anyone to keep a player, they either want to play for the team or they don't. Torres wants to play for Liverpool, but if he decides he doesn't then sell him.}(9)(46)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:15:47
To the guy who said this :"30 Jul 2010 09:02:32
Can somebody explain to me why is there too many rumours of ozil joining utd.has he said he will join united or anything of the sort??and y do you guys think he was a childhood utd supporter, in fact he was not.i think man utd will sign ninis/defour, will mould into a player better than ozil.as far as i know there are strings of clubs including munich, chelsea, madrid, barca, arsenal, ac milan behind him.yet i'm not sure why do the guys here think he'll prefer united alone, ahead of these clubs.i aint saying it won't happen, but its bit unlikely.:)"

1. Ozil said that if he left bremen then the prospect of going to england or spain excites him. He also said that he would like to play for manchester united or chelsea in england. He has also said that its trophies not money that drives him and that is what he wants.( In short it rules out man city and arsenal for obvious reasons)

2. He supports barcelona. But do you think there is even the slightest of chance of him breaking into that midfield? And he certainly will not move to rot on the bench. That is where all the united rumour is coming from. Because united need an attacking midfielder who can also play on the left and he fits the bill perfectly. At chelsea frank lampard is stamped on for the position in which ozil plays and malouda has been the best left sided midfielder by far last year so i don't think ancelotti will want to change that.

3. Also united made a bid for him in jan which was accepted but he did not want to move and risk not settling in and losing his WC place.

4. I have been reading this site regularly and i don't think i have come across anybody saying he is a childhood united supporter.

5. You named a host of clubs and i will tell you why he won't go there. Milan themselves are strapped for cash, united is much better than them financially. I will even go to the lengths to say that glazers are better owners than their owner. As for munich people just implicitly assume that every german wants to play for munich but ozil is different as he has said that if he leaves he will leave the country for spain or england or remain at bremen. As for madrid jose has pretty much done his shopping for attacking players. They have kaka, ronaldo who play in the position ozil plays. Jose is on the lookout for a center back and if not then a right back and he will then put ramos in the center. He is after a defensive midfielder and has almost sealed the deal for khedira. As for arsenal well they too have many similar type of players and ozil wants trophies so won't go to a team on a trophyless run of 6 years!

6. United scouts have been watching ozil for quite a long time now. United failed in a bid to get him from schalke. Also a peominent united scout has been quoted in a reputed newspaper saying the way ozil arrives in the box unnoticed is like a ghost!

7. That is the reason why united are the favourites to sign him. Also people cannot post rubbish like united not having money to buy him as he will come in at a low price of between 1215mil as he i in his last year of contract and if not sold this year werder will have to part company with him for free next season! And united certainly have 1520mil with player sales worth 16mil and also there is the 95mil cash reserve which is proved to exist!

7. Hope you've got why people think united will get ozil. Doesn't seem unlikely to me at all. The defour and ninis deals are the ones that are unlikely. Defour has not recovered from his injury and will need a consistent run of games to get form back and i don't think SAF will buy an injured player. As for ninis there is nothing more than media reporting with no quotes whatsoever. I actually doubt united are even interested in him.(33)(22)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:15:56
Hmm, I keep laughing when people mention Jason Bent the former Plymouth player. It isn't he is a sketch character on Lee Nelson's well good show and he is a scouse footballer. It's a JOKE it was mentioned because people started saying about Ken Aguero also and they'd form a good upfront. Look it up!!

Jason Bent 110% Bent Lee nelsons Well good show.

QUALITY!(21)(12)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:16:47
Now that Rossi scored a hattrick last night for Villareal, lookout for DONE DEALS to Liverpool from there delusional fans today(25)(39)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:22:21
In lIverpool One Gym over looking Hilton

just seen poulsen arrive must have flown over from ireland having been with Juventus squad(22)(36)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:28:08
Marlon King is having a medical at Murray Park for Ranger after being released early from his prison sentance. HA HA poor Rangers(18)(44)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:30:52
Let this gattusso nonsense go he is at murray park right now as i speak, but is using the facilities for training purposes only, but someone has arrived and all i was told it was a defender who speaks french no other info and ive been informed that the transfer kitty is bigger than expected and that one player to leave{probably bougy}there will be more to spend so jealous of that lot across the city they get to here the europa tune again ha ha.. watp(28)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:34:52
Too all the deluded forest and burnley fans peter whittingham is going nowhere and is in cardiff squad for game against depotivo tomorrow , and why would michael chopra want to go to teams below cardiff so leeds and ipswich dream on(10)(27)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:36:23
Chelsea want to complete the signing of Ramires before 01/08/10, but the FA are slowing it down making sure Chelsea are doing everything right.(21)(6)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:39:23
:;:;:;:;:;:;signings coming soon____

Arsenal: Schwarzer

Chelsea: Ramires
Aguero

Liverpool: Huntelaar

Man City: Balotelli
Milner

Man Utd: Oezil(35)(29)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:40:28
30 Jul 2010 09:31:17
Liverpool to sign Rossi from Villareal for 10million + Pacheco on 12 month loan
LFC 4 Life

umm rossi is an ex man u player and there something in his contract so e can re sign him 10mil?? atleast 1720 and your probably only saying rossi to pool because he scored a hat trick last night!! v spurs(17)(30)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:43:07
Seen mikel arteta in a restaurant with john barnes and jason mcateer wednsday nite wouldn't believe it if i didn't see it with my own eyes.

ED could u tell me what the point of this story is, an could u give me an update on icarly an pepa pig lol

Dub Red {editor's note – I can give you an update on iCarly as my daughter watches it avidly, but the other 2 questions I am afraid I can't answer ;o)}(7)(21)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:44:28
Sami Khedria to join Real Madrid subject to a medical. My source sky sports news(26)(5)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:41:10
YELLOW FEATHER Well it looks like it was De Jong that wasn't at Colney yesterday, so could it have been Dutch full back Van Der Wiel ?? Do we need a new right back with Sagna there already or is he off, Italy maybe ?? Someone else posted yesterday that they heard a tall German at an airport asking about Lehman and some property, Jens Lehman still owns a house in Londonshire and maybe, just maybe Heir Mertesacker is looking for a new place, possibly Jens pad?? Could this be Mr Wengers latest signing, could he be unveiled today or even better on my glorious pitch for the Emirates Cup tomorrow or Sunday, tune in to find out. Ed, any thoughts?? and keep up the good work YF(22)(26)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:43:46
To the person that said below it is complete rubbish as I know for a fact Babel returned to Melwood this morning ( he was not due back until Monday after the WC ) and he is no where near Villa's training groundI live near the villa training ground and whilst out walking my dog this morning seen ryan babel drive into bodymoor heath ! could this be a deal being struck for the mighty milner involving a swap with milner ? john the red !(16)(43)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:48:35
"30 Jul 2010 04:51:19
Seen mikel arteta in a restaurant with john barnes and jason mcateer wednsday nite wouldn't believe it if i didn't see it with my own eyes."

Arteta got married about a week ago m8, pretty sure he'll be getting his end away at the moment, no dining with barnes n mcateer. Least make your made up rumour a little believable lol(10)(42)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:50:50
In reply to this:
"Can somebody explain to me why is there too many rumours of ozil joining utd.has he said he will join united or anything of the sort??and y do you guys think he was a childhood utd supporter, in fact he was not.i think man utd will sign ninis/defour, will mould into a player better than ozil.as far as i know there are strings of clubs including munich, chelsea, madrid, barca, arsenal, ac milan behind him.yet i'm not sure why do the guys here think he'll prefer united alone, ahead of these clubs.i aint saying it won't happen, but its bit unlikely.:)"

That would be because:
1. Utd have tracked him since he broke into Schalke's team aged 17/18.
2. Utd have made 2 firm bids for him in the past, the most recent in Jan 2010
3. He has said he favours a move to Barca, Utd or Chelsea.
4. Bremen will not sell to Bayern and they have Mueller, Madrid have Kaka, Barca want Fabregas, Arsenal atleast till next summer will have Fabregas, Milan can neither afford him nor tempt him to move.
5. Defour and Ninis will never ever be in the same class as Ozil(27)(19)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:52:55
Am fae lanarkshire what boys club is it shook the bear(7)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:56:24
Stv football website has stated that celtic have made enquiries about german goalkeeper timo hildebrand he is a free agent his previous clubs include stuttgart and valencia.i remember him from his stuttgart days he played celtic in uefa cup in 2003.paulbhoy(29)(14)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:59:03
ARSENAL
Yes, Wenger usually only buys 2 or 3 players in a window. However, this season Eduardo, Sylvestre, Campbell, Gallas, Senderos & Merida have departed, with Chamakh & Koscielny coming in to date. It is clear that Wenger is looking to purchase a keeper (probably Schwarzer) & a centre back. The only other purchase I forsee is a replacement for Fabregas, if he departs, mind you Wenger has plenty of players to play Fab's role, such as Nasri, Rosicky, Arshavin, Wilshere.(26)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:02:05
To the guy who said this

30 Jul 2010 08:39:23
Watching the liverpool game last night and the commentator said that pacheco was signing for espanyol. anyone else hear of this?
(5) (6)

Yup its true(ish) he is going to either espanyol or villareal. Once again Chav and Manc (Purslow and Broughton) try to ruin our club by selling probably the best prospect we've had since Owen. I disgusted, first Benayoun for a joke of a fee, now Pacheco, Whos next? Reina for a packet of fruit pastels and half a can of coke! Do us a favour BNP piss off with HNG back to USA because your PISH at your JOBS(8)(32)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:02:14
Hi Ed, any news on Aguero to Chelsea.
Thought this was a sure thing at the start of the transfer window but everything has gone quiet on it.
Also does know about any TRUE Chelsea tranfer news. All seems a bit too quiet like last summer.
Cheers. {editor's note – the only thing I have ever heard about a move for Aguero was in the newspapers or on here.}(5)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:04:53
As a Liverpool fan I have noticed that in the Macedonian game Babel was not in the squad. Why? He was not at the WC, he must be training with the club but didn't travel to Macedonia. Does this mean he will be sold? For me Yes. As far as Aguero I think he is not coming when we sell all agentine players he will be the only one here, or maybe Maxi and Insua will not leave? {editor's note – he was on the bench for Holland throughout the World Cup.}(11)(30)

 

 30 Jul 2010 11:04:57
Dzagoev's agent flew to London. Chelsea and the young russian wizard's agent will talk about Alan Dzagoev's future. Maybe he will sign a fouryear contract for Chelsea FC. (Dzagoev's fee'll be 810m. He would be a great replacement of Deco.)(29)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:03:03
Togolese international forward Dossevi on trial at Swindon(17)(6)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:04:04
29 Jul 2010 22:35:39
In the shock of transfer market history, Chelsea are about to sign DJ Campbell from Leicester from right under the noses of Blackpool for £2.5 million on a two year contract worth around £25,000 a week. I AM GOOD FRIENDS WITH CHARLIE ADAMS OF BLACKPOOL WHO IS GOLF BUDDIES WITH DJ, AND HE EXPECTS THE NEWS TO BE ANNOUNCED BY MONDAY 1PM.


Good friends with Charlie Adams are you? Did you know he's got a similar name to a guy called Charlie Adam? He's a footballer as well, plays for Blackpool too, they might know each other.
You must know Ken Aguero as well eh.(8)(36)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:04:14
Off two offers on the table for LFC one was removed yesterday, potentially the better offer(why it was the better offer I was not told, why the offer was withdrawn I don't know) Ed has anyone else heard this or can anyone give further detail? My source is trust worthy but far from ITK so others must be aware of this. Does this mean sale will be completed quicker?

ANFIELD ROAD {editor's note – I don't have any sources in the finances side at all, the football side are being kept well away from this. So I don't have a clue what is happening.}(14)(8)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:09:27
Leeds suprise signing is to be michael chopra from Cardiff(12)(48)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:11:57
"I have a couple of offers now and I would love to play for Rangers in the Scottish League because it will give me the opportunity to showcase my talent in the Champions League, " John Utaka of Portsmouth on Skysports.com.

MicktheGlove(21)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:15:40
SPURS NEWSharry moving in for lescott from city and jagielka from everton over the weekend, he a bit worried that dawson will be only fit centre half for start of season.(11)(36)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:18:57
Christan Nade has signed for hibs(10)(35)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:27:25
Y is there too many rumours of ozil joining utd??first thing he wasnt a childhood utd fan as many of u thinks.as far as far i know there are strings of clubs including munich, ac milan, madrid, barca, chelsea, arsenal behind him.i don't theres anythng special about utd, that will force him to choose utd ahead of these teams, yet i see too many rumous of him joining utd.may be coz he praisd utd, chelsea in an interview.i recall the moment i first visitd tis site, i saw rumours of silva, dimaria all saying utd are their dream team, though both didn't end up at man utd.interestingly silva chose city.ha.ha.strange.same is gona happen with ozil.i aint saying its impossible but its unlikely.in fact utd will sign ninis, and will mould him into a better player than ozil.
so transfers will be
utdninis/defour
arsenalsubotic
chelseaa striker/a mf(only one)
cityhmm.i think they should try bid the bpl cup rather than signin al players
liverpoolleaving it for ed to answr
r.madridkhedira, carvalho
r some real rumours..(12)(25)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:35:45
Mark Hughes is set to win the race to sign Craig Bellamy from Manchester City but will miss out on the chance to sign Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz. Bellamy will move to Craven Cottage for just £4 million whilst his fellow Manchester City team mate Stephen Ireland could also be set for a London switch. Hughes will further his summer spending with a move for Morten Gamst Pederson from former club Blackburn Rovers and may also make a last ditch attempt to sign David James on a free transfer if Mark Schwarzer can be sold to Arsenal.
=v1=(15)(26)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:40:00
Simon Grayson will make 5 completely offtheradar signings once again, all due in before home game against Derby. 4 of them are firstteam players, and one for the future. (These do not include the expected signing of Bruce from Ipswich).

Henri Lansbury will join on a seasonlong loan from Arsenal. This is to cover for Snodgrass, who is reportedly out until Christmas.

Jem Karacan will sign from Reading, fee believed to be £600k.

Leroy Lita will sign from Middlesbrough, fee believed to be £750k (rising to £1mill if he scores more than 15 league goals).

Teemu Tainio will join on a seasonlong loan from Sunderland, as cover for the central midfielders.

They have also signed Nill De Pauw from Lokeren in Belgium, with compensation due (thought to be around £200k)

Grayson will use 451/433 which has been so effective in preseason.

Schmeichel

ConnollyBruceCollinsBessone

KilkennyHowsonKaracan

LansburyLitaBecchio(14)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:32:09
Stephen ireland, santa cruz and craig bellamy to fulham now hughes is manager, , maybe micah richards as well(77)(79)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:33:39
Hi Ed

As a Utd fan, in june i posted Utd to sign Anthony Annan after watching him at the WC. At that point it was just a wish of mine rather than anything concrete but i noticed the rumour is gaining momentum. Do you know anything about this?

We should really look at this guy seriously he will be a world class player at the right club. Only problem i can see is with Fergie's options in midfield. He has loads with Fletch, Carrick and Scholes (now he's old) who all quite like to drop into that area in front of the back 4.

Jay {editor's note – I have heard a lot of conflicting reports about him, attitude problems, not putting in the effort on the pitch etc. It might be one of those players that never makes it to the level his ability deserves because his attitude is lacking.}(32)(27)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:34:21
BIRMINGHAM
OUTS:
Colin Doyle Plymouth £250k
David Murphy Aberdeen £600k
Keith Fahey Blackpool £1m
Jay O'Shea Milwall £500k
Marcus Bent Swansea £800k

INS:
Ben Foster Man UTD DONE DEAL
Enric Valles NAC Breda DONE DEAL
Nicola Zigic Valencia DONE DEAL
Brian Jensen Burnley £1m
Nathaniel Clyne Crystal Palace £2m
Armand Traore Arsenal £1m
Kleber Internacional £5m
Radoslav Petrovic Partizan £4m
Andres D'Allesandro Internacional £6m
Park ChuYoung Monaco £6m

GK:1.Maik Taylor12.Ben Foster20.Brian Jensen
RB:2.Stephen Carr22Nathaniel Clyne
CB:6.Liam Ridgewell14.Roger Johnson15.Scott Dann 21.Stuart Parnaby
LB:3.Kleber28.Armand Traore
RM:7.Sebastian Larsson11.Andres D'Allesandro
CM:4.Lee Bowyer5.Radoslav Petrovic12.Barry Ferguson17.Michel31.Jordan Mutch33.Craig Gardner
LM:16.James McFadden27.Enric Valles
ST:8.Gary O'Connor9.Nikola Zigic10.Cameron Jerome39.Park Chu Young

Okay, first of all, Keith Fahey signed a contract extension recentley and won't be going anywhere.
Secondly, David Murphy won't be going anywhere, as he is healed from his injuries and McLeish wouldn't let him go for that price.
Brian Jensen signed a two year contract extension with Burnley in June.
Finally, Blues have never been interested in any of the players you listed after Nathaniel Clyne.

Get your facts right before you post pish.(17)(49)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:44:28
Heard on the grape vine that hedgehogson is waiting for the argy mercenary to run off to benitez for money to come through (26m max) and will either bid for tom huddleston for 14m or a cheeky bid for di rossi for 10m with aquilani going back to inter! Heard he is also looking at matt taylor (6m) of bolton for left back or a move back home for warnock (10m).
Arda Turan will hopefully come in with a bid for conor wickham (6m raising to 11m) for the future and loan back to ipswich for the season! Editor what do you think of matt taylor at lb?
lfc forever {Ed the Balls note A great left foot, a solid player for a team like Bolton}

Daniel De Rossi for 10million??

Would love to know the agent who can broker this deal. I would say he won't leave Roma for anything less than 25million. Oh and i hope you do sign matt taylor cos he's pish. You have kicked off your rumour by saying roy is waiting for masch funds of 26million. SO you have Huddlestone at 14million, taylor at 6million, wickham at 6million. So where are you getting the money for Turan? he would cost a cool 15million..this is rubbish mate(18)(40)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:48:30
Rafa wants both Kuyt and Mascherano. He knows Liverpool do not really want to sell both, but is currently looking into what players Inter possess that Liverpool could be interested in.

Kuyt & Masch valued at around 45 Mil by Liverpool.

Liverpool i have been told wants the cash up front not in payments, if this happens,
I was told by someone that Liverpool have a 6 player wish list. I was only told 4 names, and they are:
Arda Turan, Antonio Lopez(A. Madrid), Stephen Ireland, and Crouch.

I tried real hard to get the other 2 names out of him, but the are Roy's #'s 1 &2 on his wish list.(62)(38)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:53:59
Hi folks, Wenger is unlikely to buy anyone else other than an unknown kid _ may be. It is a fact as this has happened for the last 10 years. He won't buy more than 3 players at any one window. 2 in already. Don'e keep your hope till the last day and get disappointed. Wrong but that is a fact.(25)(43)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:59:33
Charlton Athletic manager Phil Parkinson has made two Enquiries for two strikers one being Macclesfield Town forward Emile Sinclair and the other being Bristol Rovers hitman Jo Kuffour.(19)(20)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:01:56
Roy Hodgson has confirmed that David Ngog will not be leaving the club after his recent pre season form. However Blackpool will launch a season long loan deal for El zhar. Luke Young will not be joining Liverpool due to family reasons. So Liverpool will turn there attentions back to wayne Bridge. They are also interested in a move for Petrov from Villa once Mascherano has left the club (if Roy let's him).
By the way Ed as a fellow Liverpool fan i love this site. Just fed up with some of the dreamers who think we can compete with the likes of Chelsea and Man City in the transfer market. Kun Aguero Get real!! Liverpool will be looking to bolster there squad whilst reducing the wage bill and getting rid of Rafa's rubbish along the way. However Huntalaar would be a graet addition on a season long loan with an option to buy once the club is in more stable financial standing.(43)(25)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:02:32
Can somebody explain to me why is there too many rumours of ozil joining utd.has he said he will join united or anything of the sort??and y do you guys think he was a childhood utd supporter, in fact he was not.i think man utd will sign ninis/defour, will mould into a player better than ozil.as far as i know there are strings of clubs including munich, chelsea, madrid, barca, arsenal, ac milan behind him.yet i'm not sure why do the guys here think he'll prefer united alone, ahead of these clubs.i aint saying it won't happen, but its bit unlikely.:)(26)(31)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:09:31
RANGERS NEWS
Hi ed got a bit of news last night at my sons football training where Lee Miller (MIDD) son plays at the boys club.He told my son his dad was signing for RANGERS.This is 100% true as all his family still staying in Lanarkshire in Scotland.Why would his son say this.You heard it hear first Shook the Bear.
ps (If theres anyone who stays in Lanarkshire Scotland on this site i can prove his son plays for a boys club in this area) remember my name ed.(29)(49)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:14:17
Southampton fc to sign Darius Vassell tommorow from Turkish side Arkanguru. Also on his way to saints in the next week is Bristol Rovers striker Chris Lines in a deal worth around £1 million. David Connolly set to be placed on transfer list.


To whoever posted the above, I'd be worried if I was a Saints fan, trying to buy a central Midfield player from Rovers and then shoving him up front.

bit more research needed I think.(24)(23)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:16:04
Cant believe this but ronaldinho is signing for rangers, he was so impressed with ibrox and the travelling support in barcelona, gattuso told him to go for it, in walter we trust. don't know where we're gettin the money but this is a goer.
and john utaka a done deal, a player from belguim, and some player from la galaxy, maybe beckham, u never know,

govan guv

ha that's hilarious.moving on, deals to be completed before EPL season:man u ozil 15m
chelsea rameries 22m and subotic 14m
arsenal tasci 17m and de jong 13m and swharzer 3m
liverpool marcelo 13m and arda turan 11m and bridge 8m and richards 9m
man c milner 26m and balotelli 29m
villa keane 7m and mc geady 9m
spurs bellamy 4m and wickham 8m(34)(29)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:20:35
News Flash
Source: Liverpool Echo / Dailly Post

Ken Aguero seen at Adelphi Hotel with CV in hand, rumours have it that the Adelphi hierachy have agreed a fee with the Crowne Plaza rumoured to be £4.80 (Taxi Fare) to secure his services. Ken will sign a contract believed to increase his current wage of £5.93 / Hour (Min Wage) to £6.00 / Hour with every other weekend off. Ken has told a close pal that its an offer he just can't turn down.(32)(27)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:31:17
Liverpool to sign Rossi from Villareal for 10million + Pacheco on 12 month loan
LFC 4 Life(42)(45)

 

 30 Jul 2010 04:51:19
Seen mikel arteta in a restaurant with john barnes and jason mcateer wednsday nite wouldn't believe it if i didn't see it with my own eyes.(14)(43)

 

 30 Jul 2010 07:00:14
No inside info from me, although looks like Luke Young is opting to go somewhere else. Fair enough, probably wants to play weekin, weekout. We should pick up Figueroa and Turan, and then a replacement for Masch when he leaves. Preferably a player with Prem experience; who do you think fits the bill best, Ed? {editor's note – so the papers say he it is Liverpool, then they find out that actually it is not Liverpool and that he is about to sign elsewhere and chenge their story to say he has opted out of a move to Liverpool to take up another offer. All that despite MON and Villa both confirming only ONE club had bid for him, and yet people still believe it! Sometimes I despair!}(35)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 07:21:43
Nicky hunt will complete his move from bolton to bristol city sometime today 100% fact

in coppell we trust

jayme1973(28)(14)

 

 30 Jul 2010 07:24:52
Ever Banega is an obvious one, Antonio Lopez another mention but I think Javi Martinez is a name a lot of people are forgeting LFC were interested in when Benitez was around. Young and a highly technical player. also a DM option in replacement for Macherano should he go. Currently playing for Athletic Bilbao.(34)(22)

 

 30 Jul 2010 07:43:19
O.K. its gone too far I came home from work this morning the house is empty and my bird has left..

there was a note it says gone to chelsea with Ken!!
dont look for the crisps we have taken them all.

Will the real Ken Aguero please stand up!(25)(22)

 

 30 Jul 2010 07:55:15
Its good to see that lennon is doing what mowbray did bringing in players for positions we don't need yet.everybody knows u build from the back.james to sign for bristol city(no ambition)gallas could still sign(hopeful)poss signing the spartak keeper on loan also spurs after this keeper as well.we need to bring in 2 cb and a keeper.was at the game on wed and we were dreadfull.all ball control, shooting, defending, keeper PISH
SCOOP(31)(15)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:07:44
RE: Below comments. If, and it's a big if, Vassell signs he would probably not be deployed as an out and out striker but as an attacking midfielder or winger.


Southampton fc to sign Darius Vassell tommorow from Turkish side Arkanguru. Also on his way to saints in the next week is Bristol Rovers striker Chris Lines in a deal worth around £1 million. David Connolly set to be placed on transfer list.
_

Why would Connolly be placed on the transfer list, when he was only given a new deal a few weeks ago?
And when Alan Pardew says he needs ANOTHER striker, to go with the 3 we already have.
Please explain your reasoning.(9)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:16:30
Let just get something straight here. Just because the Torres rumours are starting quieten down, why now does everyone suddenly turn their attention to start gossiping about another random Liverpool player?

Alberto Aqualani is going knowhere, he's managed to learn english pretty well, and Hodgson knows how to man manage italian players.

This is a rumours pagenot a fictional one.

Genuine rumours only please.

PS Aquilani didn't have a great game(in some peoples opions) because he got a knock last week in the friendly game. Keep up the good work ed.(31)(16)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:20:54
I live near the villa training ground and whilst out walking my dog this morning seen ryan babel drive into bodymoor heath ! could this be a deal being struck for the mighty milner involving a swap with milner ? john the red !(18)(34)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:23:00
Celtic to sell Loovens McGeady, Samaras, Fortune and Hinkel yet. Still to sign Lawerence a goalkeeper, possibly James, a left back and two centre backs. Rangers must come out flying this year because when Celtic click they will be a good side.(35)(41)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:33:19
I believe Marlon King will go to Coventry as Boothroyd had a good rappore with him.they are very welcome to himas his attitude is somewhat suspect!
leeds WILL SIGN BRUCE but I can, t for the life in me see them signing Chopra too much money plus wages!SG mentioned he was going to sign a second playerwho would surprise supporters so who will this be Derbyshire or Mackail Smith at least with Kandol leaving that will release some wages Millwall would be his favourite destination(14)(24)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:39:23
Watching the liverpool game last night and the commentator said that pacheco was signing for espanyol. anyone else hear of this?(13)(34)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:42:19
To the person who wrote this:

29 Jul 2010 20:50:53
Once the Balotelli to Man City transfer goes through. Inter will get Masch and Kuyt for 30 mil with Sulley Muntari going back to Liverpool

Being a liverpool fan all of my life i cannot seem to recall Sulley Muntari ever playing for us. He signed for inter from portsmouth. I can only think that you were thinking of Mohamed Sissoko who we sold to Juventus.

Also expect Liverpool to announce the signing of Huntelaar very soon with Dirk Kuyt going the other way.
Joe(30)(25)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:44:22
Part 1 of my 3 part bumper transfer story complete Mark Hughes has joined Fulham as their new manager.
Roll on the next 2 Mascherano to Inter, Torres to Chelsea.

Ed Is there anyway to confirm that I posted this rumour, or do you remember it? It was about a week ago.

\ Realistic Red // {editor's note – I think I remember, are the archives not available to look through? If not I will have to get that sorted so that people can prove when they were correct.}(12)(30)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:45:07
Rangers latest . Bougerra going to benfica in 7m deal as sonn as rangers are back from australia . walter to sign the 2 africans and go in with an improved deal for Eagles all will be completed by wednesday ..(40)(19)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:45:49
29 Jul 2010 22:50:17
Leicester City news:
My friend who works in the coop in Enderby just served Marlon Harewood who has recently been released by Aston Villa.
Will he be signing?

he has already signed for a turkish club and is on 40k a week belive it or not

Harewood hasn't signed for anyone yet, let alone at £40k a week, the NotW claimed Galatasaraay were after him, but they probably made it up.(6)(21)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:46:11
Spartak moscow have bid £9.5million for celtics aidan mcgeady. Player does not want to live in russia if does not accept move will be given number 7 shirt(21)(30)

 

 30 Jul 2010 08:49:45
Aiden McGeady will be sold for 7 million..most likely to Aston Villa. Funds will be used to sign either Bellamy or Keane. Of course Celtic will rubbish this claim but it will happen.

Rangers will sign 3 players.Walter is trying to persuade Alex Ferguson let Danny Welbeck go to Rangers on loan till Jan next year.(36)(29)

 

 30 Jul 2010 00:13:31
Is davis not getting the number 8 top this season?sure i read that in the daily ranger!some fan you are, ought to cut down on the stupid pills mate.onto the premiershipno big signings shock!arsene's tighter than two coats of paint, fergies tongue's stuck up the glazers ring, ramires only signin for the london branch of the kgb, woy's doin a buy brittish campaign, and realised theres none worth buying, spurs doing the usual and hiding the cheque book and man city are just gonna buy fifa and make their own rules up, who cares about the rest, mid table mediocrity battle and relegation battle for the usual down and outs, no matter who the sign.did i miss anybody out?on serious note toss of the coin between arsenal n liverpool for the fourth place spot, both teams flatter to decieve and arnt consistant enough, what u think ed? {editor's note – I can't really argue with any of that.}(10)(24)

 

 30 Jul 2010 00:13:53
To this:

29 Jul 2010 22:25:54
Big up liverpool.

exclusive:
liverpool to sign aguero, huntelaar, salcido and santon.
you got to believe me on this 1 remember the name 2pac.

liverpool line up: 442
riena
johnson carra agger salcido/santo
lucas
cole gerrard aguero
torres hunterlaar
thatz a team to win the premier ship.

..So Liverpool are to finally conquer the high seas? I hope this Premier ship is better than the Premier inn, Lenny Henry get right on my tits. Santon would be a good idea though.. just wishes without a source however.

YNWA, jog on Yanks(23)(36)

 

 30 Jul 2010 00:18:52
I have been told Roy Hodgson is preparing a shock move for Aston Villa striker John Carew.He was keen to sign him when at Fulham and is preparing a bid!!(28)(40)

 

 30 Jul 2010 00:30:08
29 Jul 2010 19:11:10
Rangers FC

Goodwillie, is a no go, not good enough for Champions League.
Gattuso, maybe next year once his contract expires.

INS

Benalouane (CB), St Ettienne, Bougherra's replacement.
Or
Khumalo(CB), South African impressive in world cup.

Eagles(RW), Renegotiations, Smiths first choice.

Jelavic(ST), Unlikely, Champ League cup tied.
or
Mphela(ST), South African, would do well in SPL.

Expect Smith to pay Sir Alex Ferguson a vist after both tours are finished, one or to loanings(e.g Macheda) to gain Champions league experience.

The last person to leave Rangers this Summer will be Bougherra if a high offer is put on the table (over 7 mill). Kenny Miller is not going anywhere as his shin splints make him Unsellable.

Some players are interested in Rangers Peter Lovenkrands, Lee Miller and Jonothan Utaka, unlikely to happen but worth a shout.

craigRTID

Jelavic is only cup tied if Rapid get to the Europa group stages. I don't think they will, looking at the teams in the play off round. Fact.
Apart from that i hope your right about the rest.(32)(29)

 

 30 Jul 2010 00:30:41
29 Jul 2010 20:43:18
According to Sky Sports Italia the Balotelli to City Deal is off.
Did he choose United?
Did City find out they can't register 15 strikers?

U wouldn't need to register balotelli as he is 19(26)(28)

 

 30 Jul 2010 01:04:45
According to a local newspaper Brian Laws is going to move for another Jack Cork loan deal !!(11)(15)

 

 30 Jul 2010 01:07:20
4 more players coming into arsenal this summer.

Marchetti
Mertesacker
Tasci
De Jong or Veloso(26)(35)

 

 30 Jul 2010 01:13:16
Hey ed, I've been seeing alot of rumours regarding sergio aguero and Liverpool can you please shed some light on this?? Thanks {editor's note – there is no light to shed, it is not happening.}(21)(25)

 

 30 Jul 2010 01:15:09
Barnsley boss mark robins has stated that he is interested in striker marlon king who has just been released from prison, will this be barnsley's new number 9?(21)(24)

 

 30 Jul 2010 02:09:43
Reports in Belfast are that Cliftonville FC are lining up an audacious bid to sign superstar Ken Aguero on a two year deal. The fee is said to be around four litres of Strongbow cider, two packets of Walkers salt and vinegar a day and a free haircut in the local barbers once a month. Ken is said to be seriously considering the offer.(31)(11)

 

 30 Jul 2010 02:39:53
Simon Ferry and Paul Caddis will shortly be joined at Swindon by Rowan Vine and Sam Hewson.

Alan O'Brien is leaving for Airdrie United and Michael Timlin is in talks with Aldershot about a loan move there which could become permanent.

Ryan Harley is joining Doncaster, after Cardiff failed to overturn their transfer embargo, and Cillian Sheridan is to join Carlisle on a two year deal.

Ricky Lambert is wanted by up to 10 Championship clubs, and news breaking tonight (midnight) is that Nottingham Forest will do a deal with Southampton involving Dexter Blackstock moving back to the club where he made his league debut.

Chris Sharp is to be signed by Notts County, after TNS agreed to let him go to Meadow Lane on trial. If successful, he will sign a two year deal and may possibly be loaned out for six months to Oxford or Stevenage in order to get match practice.(8)(39)

 

 30 Jul 2010 03:02:10
in responce to this:
29 Jul 2010 23:08:16

Does anybody have any close or realistic information on West Ham transfers, like further information on Loic Remy signing?

west ham have a offer on the table for remy but liverpool are showin interest in him aswell.remy is willing to hold out on west to see if liverpool can sell players to raise to meet the 12 million asking price.anfield is thought to be his preferred destionation.

on other transfers west ham are said to be interested in:

Tal BenHaim free agent

Piet Velthuizen GK plays for Vitesse Arnheim

Laurent Bonnart DF free agent after his contract at Marseille ended

Hope this helps

StefanLUFC(12)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 03:07:19
So the madeup Young to Liverpool deal collapsed did it?

Well, quelle effing surprise!(29)(21)

 

 30 Jul 2010 03:22:59
Mark Hughes (Fulham) to sign David James from Portsmouth and Adam Lallana from Southampton.

Alan Pardew using the income to secure
Darius Vassell new #11 and in a revised offer has almost certainly nabbed Luke Varney for the #8 shirt.

Chris Lines Bristol Rovers new #24 and trialist Etinne Esajas #25 to sign Monday

Vassell may be unveilled at the Reading friendly.

Bartoz Bialkowski to sign a three year contract with Saints tomorrow with guaranteed appearances.

Saints development XI will play in Italy and France in with details of new feeder plan to be finalised at Staplewood.(18)(18)

 

 30 Jul 2010 03:35:45
Paul Wotton Southampton to Portsmouth
touted as Captain of new revamped side as PCFC rebuild.
The former Plymouth stalwart is looking forward to the challenge.(17)(13)

 

 30 Jul 2010 10:04:11
The Knowledge suggested at 29 Jul 2010 23:25:02:

"Liverpool are set to play hardball over the transfer of Javier Mascherano. Inter Milan are well publicised suiters and are set to make an offer, once Mario Ballotelli has been sold to Manchester City."

If Inter make a bid it will not be related to the sale of Ballotelli.

"Ballotelli fee is rumoured in the region of 45 million, this including signing on fee, bonuses, agent fee's etc."

This seems to be much higher than expected. At that price he will not be sold.

"Benitez is expecting to get Mascherano for in the region of 20 – 25 million but liverpool are set to hold out for altleast 35 million due to the hype around the transfer."

It is nothing to do with Benitez. He will identify players only and has no involvement in the financial aspects nor negotiations.

"A win win situation for Roy Hodgson. If Inter Milan refuse to stump up such a fee for the Argentinian captain, arguably the best holding midfielder in the world. Then Manager Roy Hodgson will explain that if a relatively unproven, tempremental striker can fetch 45 Million then a seasoned, world class, leader of a country can fetch 35Million."

You cannot equate players in that way. Hodgson would make Liverpool a laughing stock if he went down that road.

"Liverpool will then either cash in and make a tidy profit, or will keep Javier and force him to honour his contract. Afterall a transfer request is only a request afterall."

It rather depends if they wish to be stuck with a player who does not want to play for them or if they wish to clear the decks and move on. I would suggest the latter.

Sharkey.

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29 Jul 2010 23:18:59
Bristol City to resign Ryan Harley by sunday. After leaving the club at 18 and playing for exeter he spoke to Coppell in a recent friendly between the two sides and has handed in his transfer request, as he wants to return to Bristol.(22)(15)

 

 29 Jul 2010 23:19:15
Paul Caddis and Simon Ferry of Celtic to Swindon in £350,000 joint deal.
Alex BruceIpswich to Leeds
Owen GarvanIpswich to Crystal Palace
Jon SteadIpswich to Blackpool
Laurent Bonnantjust released by Marseille to West Ham
Luke YoungAston Villa to Fulham as he wants to live in London area, which is reason he will reject Liverpool.
Dave KitsonStoke to Bristol City(33)(13)

 

 29 Jul 2010 23:22:34
A reliable source at Liverpool tells me that Roy Hodgson wants to be kept up to date with Conor Wickem's situation at Ipswich.Not saying he is definitely going to sign but my source says Liverpool have been monitering Wickem for 2 years and Hodgson may make a move.(39)(21)

 

 29 Jul 2010 23:23:33
Word on the street

Lennon will be given till xmas if results are not coming in he will be replaced.
Stuart Baxter was asked to take a role with working with lennon and lennon didn't want to work with him he wanted to be his own boss he may regret it.(33)(24)

 

 29 Jul 2010 23:25:02
Liverpool are set to play hardball over the transfer of Javier Mascherano. Inter Milan are well publicised suiters and are set to make an offer, once Mario Ballotelli has been sold to Manchester City. Ballotelli fee is rumoured in the region of 45 million, this including signing on fee, bonuses, agent fee's etc. Benitez is expecting to get Mascherano for in the region of 20 25 million but liverpool are set to hold out for altleast 35 million due to the hype around the transfer.
A win win situation for Roy Hodgson. If Inter Milan refuse to stump up such a fee for the Argentinian captain, arguably the best holding midfielder in the world. Then Manager Roy Hodgson will explain that if a relatively unproven, tempremental striker can fetch 45 Million then a seasoned, world class, leader of a country can fetch 35Million.
Liverpool will then either cash in and make a tidy profit, or will keep Javier and force him to honour his contract. Afterall a transfer request is only a request afterall.
The Knowledge.(39)(25)

 

 29 Jul 2010 23:32:07
I have been told by a very reliable source that Mark Hughes wants to bring Steven Ireland and craig Bellemy to Fulham but they would both have to take a pay cut.(34)(19)

 

 29 Jul 2010 23:38:22
BREAKING NEWS
Kun Agueros Cousin Ken will join him at Atletico as Kun believes he has "crisp" passing.Ken only accepted the offer as Kun stole his packets of salt and shake and Kun will only give them back if Ken joins.

where do u think Ken Aguero will end up Ed?and just wondering has anyone uploaded photos of players they have apparently seen yet? {editor's note – there are a fair few photos uploaded, not so sure about their authenticity though! As for Ken, it is a whirlwind of transfer activity out there, I don't think anyone knows which of his numerous offers he will accept, especially with Real Madrid showing interest.}(12)(24)

 

 29 Jul 2010 23:47:19
'Baggies boss Roberto Di Matteo is keen to bring in an experienced custodian to provide competition and cover for Scott Carson.


What about my Mum.she would be competition for him?

Liam Lawrence going nowhere at the minute as Celtic won't match Stoke's asking price, Pulis has already told him he doesn't feature in his 1st team plans.

Beattie and Kitson also in limbo.Boro want Kitson as do Bristol City, Stoke want to sell not loan.

Foreign full back interested in joining Stoke ( French I believe) and a Senegalese striker

Sheff Utd have dropped interest in Tonge

Cardiff want Sidibe(21)(12)

 

 29 Jul 2010 23:48:12
Heard a whisper that rangers have got a bit more to spend than they are making out. One of the reasons that Walter decided to stay. Apparently their are those at the bank who realise that the sale of the club is the best way for them to recuperate some of their money. And have decided on a limited spend in order to improve the clubs stock and make it more attractive to potential investors. Also one of the African players agent revealed that it was David Murray who was conducting negotiations. Apparently his wider business empire has been showing signs of an upturn and he also is becoming more involved. They also know that if Celtic crash and burn they are in serious difficulty as the board have pushed the boat out for the last two managers without any cl income. The tables financially could turn very quickly especially if rangers attract a buyer.(14)(29)

 

 29 Jul 2010 23:49:11
Not a rumour just my thoughts..Liverpool have been bought by someone very rich its all ready been sold or in the final stages of being sold, and that's why there makin stupid bids for YOUNG he isn't even good enuf for villers first team never mind Liverpool's. The announcement will come when they have negotiated with all players on there Target list. What do you recon Ed could this be possible or just wishful thinking? {editor's note – wishful thinking, definitely. The club won't be sold in time to buy anyone this summer, in my opinion.}(12)(30)

 

 29 Jul 2010 23:51:25
Charlton Athletic have had a bid of 50k turned down for Wycombe's John Paul Pitman. They will sign Matt Fry and Chris Powell will be given a 3 month contract. This will cover left back until the return of Kelly Youga from injury in 3 months.(9)(28)

 

 30 Jul 2010 00:03:51
I have just been informed that Roy Hodgson is willing to listen to offers for Liverpool trio Alberto Aquilani, Martin Skrtel and Dirk Kuyt although neither of them wishes to leave the club.

Hodgson is trying to find buyers for Phillip Degan, Damien Pleissis, Nabil El Zhar, Kristian Nemeth and Charles Itanje.He wants the 5 off his books in order for more funds and for the deals to be completed before the end of this transfer window.

And a less reliable source tells me that Hodgson will make a move for either Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone, West hams Scott Parker or Aston Villa's Stylian Petrov and potentiallly a shock move for Jermaine Jenas.

Not saying these deals are definitely going to happen, I'm just informing you what i have been told!!(25)(39)

 

 30 Jul 2010 09:46:30
It appears that Saint–Etienne have decided agaisnt making Pape Diakhate's loan permanent meaning that the player is back on the market. I would expect to see some interest from Arsenal amonst other English clubs. The fee for the player is reportedly low.

Sharkey.

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