Football Rumours Archive April 10 2009


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First things first.

Arsenal will not sign hundreds of individuals, we will only sign 2–4 max.

Eboue and Bendtner will hopefully leave, however if they do is another matter.

I'd prefer Seba Bassong over Momo Sakho.
I'd prefer Yaya Toure over Miguel Veloso, but would accept Veloso.

A striker is needed, however doubt it'd be a big name, probably just a French or African kid, with potential.

A Goalkeeper would be nice, as Fabianski is still learning. Joe Hart.

However I also believe Wenger won't rush into signings, he'd be more interested in snapping up City's cast offs, as they rebuild with players on the verge of retirement and looking for a final payday.

No rumours, just my opinion and my preferred choices of players.


  "Why should we punish Artur??? blessing yourself isn't a crime and is an act that you will see players throughout the world do each game." don't be so stupid. you really think that boruc is just blessing himself and not trying to get a rise out of fans? also, im pretty sure hes stuck the fingers up to fans. so he does this and its considered fine at his club and when the rangers duo do it to photographers they're chucked out the club. i think that shows the difference in standards each club has. anyway levein will take over at rangers (i am delighted by this as he has shown countless times that he is a far better manager than walter tactically. he will bring in feeney, barr and mcarthur with a long list of players leaving. Reliable Ranger
  To whoever wrote this "Why should we punish Artur??? blessing yourself isn't a crime and is an act that you will see players throughout the world do each game." plus the rest of your diatribe. . .

Boruc was convicted by the justice system was he not ? Do you HONESTLY think that he cares so much about his Pope rather than winding up opposition fans ? Further, I am pretty sure that common assault should be punished. . or did he really NOT smack McGeady ? Tell a lie often enough and you will make it the truth.
On top of that you have a dig at Gazza and his indiscretions – how about Jim Torbett ? Or did he not happen to Celtic Boys club either ?
The reality is that people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones and neither half of the Old Firm are steeped in nothing but good publicity. As for Manchester. . again, a small minority of the attendees caused trouble. It would be particularly convenient to forget the travels of Celtic when they made it to Seville, especially the plane diverted to Cardiff due to Celtic fans causing trouble on said plane, or the need for waiting police when they came off the ferries from another European fixture – again, due to trouble caused by Celtic fans. See, for every little incident you throw in Rangers' face there is an equal and opposite incident to be thrown in Celtic's.
As for your employer being happy with your intelligence I certainly hope your job doesn't require the use of proper grammar as you make a pretty poor attempt at it.
The conclusion ? Both Rangers and Celtic, as well as their employees, have had plenty of indiscretions in the past – and both sides of the Old Firm divide are as bad as each other.

As for rumours – chances are that Rangers will be ottom feeding again this summer as finances dictate. Celtic are in a far better financial state but they also don't seem to want to let the purse strings go. BOTH teams are poor and need strengthening. sadly, as a Gers fan, I see Celtic strengthening more than we do – that said, WGS hasnt set the heather alight in the transfer market so we can but hope for some more duds from Celtic (and hopefully a less "scatter–gun" approach from Ibrox).
  I live in Toronto and can confirm that Ted Rogers senior passed away in December 2009. His son Edward aged 39 did not take over the running of the company (Rogers Communications)as he was deemed too young by many, he is president of the cable division. The current CEO is a Nadir Mohamed.
  Manchester United will be strengthening again this summer with some unexpected moves. Firstly Berbatov will leave for 20–25 million to one of the milan clubs. Nani will be loaned out to everton in a final bid to impress as SAF is tired of his inconsistency. Youngsters such as Possebon, Welbeck and Gibson will be loaned out to gain first team experience.
Incoming will be Ezeqiuel Lavezzi from Napoli for 15 mil. expect bids for Ignacio Camacho, Hernanes and Douglas Costa to strengthen for the future. Also expect either Aguero, Benzema or David Villa to sign instead of Tevez
  Manchester united news.

It has finally been announced by Cristiano Ronaldo's agent, Manchester United football club and Real Madrid that Cristiano Ronaldo will sign for the 'galacticos' in the summer for a fee of 67.1 million pounds and Arjen Robben. The deal has been in place from the 18th November 2008 in which they came to an agreement via satellite link after both parties agreed a sum and that the player wished to move to spain.

The Carlos Tevez affair seem to of been resolved as reports coming out of Argentina are that Tevez has signed either signed or is about to sign a 4 year deal earning him 8 million pounds a year, of which The 3rd party owner mr. Kia Joorabchian will gain 12 million pounds with two 8 million pound add ons at the end of every season.

A few rumours coming out of the manchester area are that the club are interested in; Kun Aguero and/or Frank Ribery, i can tell you through research that neither of these rumours have any truth. the big shot that manchester united will be trying to lure to the theatre of dreams is Ronaldinho i find it hard to believe myself but at a cut down price of 12 million, a bargain?

Anyway any questions or queries feel free to ask!
  Summer transfer news for the mighty Glasgow Rangers
Smith to go upstairs
McCoist Durrant and McDowall to take over
Davie Weir to take Durrants job !
Daily Hemdani S Smith and G Smith all Free
McCulloch stoke 500,000
Beasley Shalke 750,000
Novo 1 million Depotivo
Ferguson 1.5 mill Sunderland
McGregor 4.5 Million Werder Bremen
Boyd 1.5 million plus Oconnor Brum
Adam 500,000 Blackpoll
Gow 300,000 Wolves
Ins Cearny And McArthur Hamilton 2 mill
Mulgrew And Miller Aberdeen 2 mill
Feeny Cardif 500,000
Lovenkrands Free
Jones hibs 750,000
Heard this from a good source !

  I have it on good authority that Bolton are ready to rival German club Hamburg for the services of Kazak midfielder Ruslan Baltiev. The free–scoring midfielder is likely to cost around £3 million. The player has been recommended to the club by the German manager of the Kazak national team, Bernd Storck, who is still close friends with Ebi Smoliarek folowing their time together at Borussia Dortmund.
  Mark hughes to get sacked by man city and be replaced by david moyes who has took everton as far as he can, hughes will then replace moyes as everton manager, and here are the transfers of both clubs

man city outs
zabaleta – 7m
michael ball – 1m
richard dunne – 3.5m
m petrov – 11m
f caicedo – 2.5m
d vasell – 1m
d sturridge – 15m
income – 41m+ 75m

man city ins
l osman – 4m
p sharner – 6.5m
s kalou – 7m
s taylor – 5m
m owen – free
t henry – 22m
outcome –45m

everton outs
l osman – 4m
vdm – 2.5m
p neville – 6m
j vaughn – 5m
yakubu – 16m
l jacobson – free
n valente – 4m
income – 37.5m

everton ins
g neville – free
j moutinho – 11.5m
m.g pederson – 7m
vagner love – 10m
elano – 6m
c bellamy – 4m
nani – 4.5m
richard dunne – 3.5m
outcome – 46.5m

u red it ere 1st
  Liverpool have wrapped up a deal with Atletico Madrid that will see Maxi Rodriguez and Sergio Aguero move to Anfield for 30m plus Alvaro Arbeloa

Watch this space !!!!
  Expect 2 see Arsenal have a reasonably busy summer with Sahko almost certainly coming in for around 8 million, Gallas + Toure will remain as will Djournou but Senderos and Silvestre may be leaving to Milan and MLS respectively. Adebayor is said to be on the radar of Milan and Barca but only a 40 million+ bid will tempt Wenger, Barca are also interested in RVP and may well bid 30 million 4 his services, but again Arsene will hold out 4 top dollar as for Fabregas he sees himself at the Camp Nou in 6–7 seasons time when Xavi retires, but 4 now he remains loyal. Don't expect any more attackers although if there are departures Gervinho,Eden Hazard, Henri Saivet and Lewis Holtby remain top of scouted players. Bassong is interested in a move to Arsenal and the DM problem will be studied with Wenger willing to pay for Melo or Veloso if the price is right.

Barca have a Brazilian double swoop in their sights with Kerrison and Hernanes 2 of the brightest prospects in Brazil believed to be worth around 30 million combined. Van Persie, Ribery and Villa are the 3 players that are their 1st choice (although all are extremely unlikely, thus the brazilian backup)

Real Madrid may have a mass exodus of players with the presidential elections coming, players almost certainly on their way are: Dudek,Javi Garcia, Metzelder on their way out. Rafael Van Der Vaart is interesting Chelsea and Inter and Sneijder is liked by Juve. Drenthe could go out on loan. Los Blancos are likely to invest in some younger talent with Thomas Necid of CSKA and Benzema (who with they have a rumoured agreement with Lyon for). Xabi Alonso could replace Mamadou Diarra who may leave to Inter or Milan.

Chelsea will also invest in youth with Di Maria proving a hit with the scouts, Hiddink has recomended that Pavlychenko and Zhirkov be bought. Abramovich is willing 2 fund a huge bid for David Villa but the rest will have 2 be financed by sales with Paulo Ferrera,Malouda,Deco Alex to be sacrificed.

Liverpool are looking for a RM with Lennon and Lafita looking likely. Glen Johnson could be in if Degan goes out. If Aston Villa don't make the CL then Barry will most probably repace Alonso.

Man Utd will look to sign Alexis Sanchez and Nicolas Bertolo. Tevez mayb let go because of the shining talents of Campbell, Macheda and Welbeck.
  Norwich are to sign bohemians Jason byrne for 250k
  "On loan norwich striker Alan Lee has stated his desire to stay at carrow road. He has said that the canary fans are some of the best he's seen and he has even asked Bryan Gunn if the move can be made permanent no matter what league norwich are in. SORRY IPSWICH FANS BUT LEE IS STAYING AND HAS SAID THAT HE WONT HAVE ANY PROBLEM CELEBRATING IF HE SCORES AGAINST THE TRACTOR BOYS."

i can honestly tell you, as a tractor boy myself, that we are not in the slightest bit upset with Alan Lee joining you! who would you rather have on loan Alan Lee or Giovani dos Santos?

onto rumours now, ipswich will look to bring in a left sided, left footed player possibly on loan to replace the injured civelli until 2010. if middlesbrough can hold on to Downing this could possibly be Adam Johnson.

there are also strong rumours of dos Santos joining for the whole of next season as to get him some first team experience in a tough English league. With Tottenham looking strong in the attacking department look out for a possible loan move for former town favourite Darren Bent who is still a self confessed town fan.

what does the rest of the league look like from down there Canaries?
  All this speculation about a buy–out at rangers may be causing the other half of glasgow some brown pants, one thinks. Anyway ferguson is gone for sure in the summer as most of us bluenoses already know (wont be missed). However can't say the same about our keeper he will be back mid–way through the split and will not be sold in the summer unless a 5million + offer comes in (unlikely) If boyd goes things could be looking up, lafferty will come back, David healy will come to his beloved gers for around 1 million and a really really strong rumour alan Hutton will return to gers (unlikely) Rangers will hope to keep mendes, davis and bougherra as all are key players to go for 2 in a row !!! the money from the Boyd deal will pay–off debts with a small percentage of it going towards Lovenkrands if newcastle go down. Smith will use his connections with Sir Alex Ferguson to bring in some youth players from Man utd who will stay at gers for at least 1 season. This will be davie weirs last season, along with christian Daily and stevie smith. But the big news is if Rangers win the league and go straight into the champions league, there will be a new defender brought in, rumoured to be Tonel or someone similar and the rest of the money going to pay off debts.

Keep Believing All my fellow bluenoses, league champions watch this space !!!!
  Ronaldo – madrid 70 mil
santa cruz – man city / arsenal 17 mil
adabayor – ac milan 23 mil
aguero – liverpool 24 mil
silva – liverpool 30 mil
david villa – man city / liverpool __ ?
owen – free transfer – liverpool
clichy – ac milan – 12 mil
barry – liverpool 12 mil
alonso – arsenal 13 mil
  Stephen Fletcher defo signing for celts in summer. fee of 2.8 million plus add ons has been agreed.

here wee go to five in a row.
  Everton will not sign Cavanaghi as Spurs have already begun negotiations with his agent. Spurs have been trailing Cavanaghi for quite some time now and a £14m bid from White Hart Lane looks to be enough to lure him to north London, despite some very late interest from Goodison Park. The capture of Moutinho looks to be in Evertons favour though with the Goodison Park outfit being the only club willing to pay a whopping £20m+ for the Sporting captain. In all honesty £20m is a snip for a player of Moutinho's quality.

Spurs also look to be on the verge of signing Wason Renteria. The Porto striker who is currently on loan at rivals Braga has impressed the Tottenham scouts enough for Redknapp to open transfer discussions with his agent. £8m is the figure being touted but expect that to reach in excess of £10m due to his recent patch of good form and other interested parties.

Rumours. . Rumours. . Rumours.

gordon 4 million
HUTTON free because spurs payed for him in instalments

total 7.75 million

mcgregor 5 million newcastle
weir free
daily free
whittaker 1 million bolton
hendami free
mculloch 1 million stoke
adam 0.5 million blackpool
gow 0.75 norwich
ferguson 2 .5 million fulham
beasley 1 million to schalke
boyd 4 million birmingham

total 15.75 million

and a few youngsters coming thorugh like furman fleck and arron
  No players will be leaving west ham utd at the end of the season all players have now signed new contracts with the exception of lucas neil who could possibly be on his way to man city depending on his wage demands zola is keen to keep him but he will haveto take a pay cut to stay, if not a swap deal including darius vassell is on the cards.dean ashton is the only other doubt likely he will go out on loan to either newcastle or sunderland if either gets relegated.oba martins or kenwyn jones the players to go the other way.
  Arsenal's dissapointing season will make arsene wenger spend big on more experienced players in the summer so they can really have a chance to win the title as they havent for a couple of years now as they always lose it by febuary
cannavaro free
micah richards £15 mil/ brede hangelaand £5 mil
henry as part of a swap with adebayor
gattuso £4 mil/ veiera £2 mil
samuel £3 mil
saviola £5 mil
hleb £7 mil
van der vaart 10 mil
hart loan
adebayor barcalona £10 mil + henry
senderos ac milan £5 mil
rosicky bayern munich £7 mil
eduardo real madrid £8 mil
fabregas barcalona £40 mil
gallas man city £9 mil

  On loan norwich striker Alan Lee has stated his desire to stay at carrow road. He has said that the canary fans are some of the best he's seen and he has even asked Bryan Gunn if the move can be made permanent no matter what league norwich are in. SORRY IPSWICH FANS BUT LEE IS STAYING AND HAS SAID THAT HE WONT HAVE ANY PROBLEM CELEBRATING IF HE SCORES AGAINST THE TRACTOR BOYS.

  Birmingham city news


Lucas Biglia – Anderlecht
Barry Ferguson – rangers
lee bowyer – west ham
joe ledley – cardiff
mark viduka – newcastle
andy o'brien – bolton
Facundo De Martis – La Plata
Lukasz Fabianski – arsenal
matthew kilgallon – sheff utd
hameuer bouazza – fulham


martin taylor – norwich
mehdi nafti – toulouse
colin doyle – leeds utd
marcus bent – notts forest
gary mcsheffrey – notts forest
carlos costly – end of loan
kemy agustien – end of loan
scott sinclair – end of loan
  To the lad who said the following eveton rumours :–

Everton will be a stronger force come the end f the summer if everything goes according to plan
They want two of
Fernando Cavanaghi 14M
Wagner Love 14M
Jo Permanent
Hulk 9M

For midfield they want 3 of
Steven Defour 12M
Lucas Biglia 10M
Alex Witsel 15M
Joao Moutinho 12M
Miguel Veloso 12M

As for defence and midfield Moyes will take a big gamble on these three as he wants
Igor Akinfeev 8M
Hector Moreno 6M
Matthias Jorgensen 5M

Sorry mate, im a fellow blue but im afraid your livin in a dream world, as much as we'd love to see efc spending big money, were skint! expect us to keep our top players and to bolster with 1 or 2 biggish names, as has been the norm for the last few years

efc outs

shandy van der meyde–free
jo–loan expired

efc ins

right winger–joaquin(depending on funds /pennant
centre forward–doyle of reading(depending on promotion)
1 or 2 loans or freebies in full back postions
  "Big Big shocks coming at united this summer.Ferguson will go this summer he will go upstairs and will give his input to new man coming in, the special one will be red i said this months ago it will happen"

10/10 for comedy value.

May i start by saying SIR ferguson will not retire this year, neither will Van der sar. Edwin, giggs, neville and scholes will ALL stay for another season. you may see some big changes in 2010, but not this year.

i don't think any club, let alone the worlds biggest, would have so much transfer activity in one summer. Ballack/xavi/messi? did you just arrive on this planet?

1 defender/1 midfielder/1 attacker. that's it.

Ronaldo (finally!!) £70mil – Real
Nani £10–£12 mil – Spain/italy (or city 35mil lol)
Tevez – No deal will be agreed –he'll go to barca

Aguero – £35mil
Sergio Ramos – £25–£30mil
Mark Noble – £12mil

Lets wait and see, we have great youth players comming through – Salford Red
  This summer, Benitez will try and engineer a swap move between Sergio Aguero and Ryan Babel. It would mean Liverpool paying 15mil on top of Babel to sign Aguero.

Liverpool will also look to sign Diogo for 12mil, Kuba for 8mil, Glen Johnson for 8mil, Gareth Barry for 8mil and David Silva for 17mil

It would involve the following players leaving:

Andrea Dossena (5mil) Leto (4mil) Voronin (4mil) El Zhar (2mil) Itjande (0.5mil) Pennant (free) Degen (2.5mil)

However, these deals will only happen if the new Kuwaitans take charge, and according to the current status of Hicks and Gillett, they will take charge, it is just a question of when.

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