Football Rumours Archive December 10 2009


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n Rooney (Wayne's brother) to Cardiff in January – FACT!


Arsenal will sign gignac!!!


Bosnian club Modrica have came out and denied rumours that star forward Dusko Stajic will be leaving. SPL sides St Mirren, Hamilton and Falkirk have been linked with a 200k swoop. With Alex McDonald and Kjartan Finnbogason set to return to their clubs in January Falkirk are thought to be leading the chase for the Bosnian striker.


Leeds United are keen on Oldham defender Reuben Hazell, Charlton hotshot Therry Racon and Gillingham star Simeon Jackson. I saw Racon at Elland Road, and he was the best player on the pitch, and I would kill to see him in a white shirt. With Charlton's financial difficulties, could be a snatch. I don't know about Jackson; he looks like he could play at any level, just has to take his pick! Capaldi, Ephraim, Martin, Vokes all back to parent clubs, but a second Gradel extension coul dbe on the cards if Leicester continue to excel minus the winger.


Strong rumour is forest have nearly concluded the signing of Bale 1.8mil, dawson undisclosed , kieron nicholls 1mil and a top striker that hasn't been named what this space all you Forest fans!!!!!!!


Any rumours that Silva or Villa or Aguero or VDV coming to united or lfc or afc in Jan is complete rubbish any player that is playing first team in his current club won't risk moving before the world cup, in case he cannot adapt and loose his regular first team spot.
The only one I can see going through is Van Nistelrooy to lfc –– unless Fergi hijack the deal .. I can also see Barbatov shipped out of united to anyone that will offer anything over 15m.


Newcastle look set to land long term target Jermaine Beckford of leeds United. The deal looks likley to involve Geremi, out of contract in the summer, going on loan to Leeds for the second half of the season with Newcastle continuing to pay his astronomical wages in exchange for Beckford.
A fee is unlikley to be involved with Beckford's contract at Leeds due to expire in the summer, Geremi's wages likley to be some sort of compensation package.
The former Wealdstone striker has scored an impressive 15 goals in 22 appearances (all competitions) so far this season and could come into the squad to replace Marlon Harewood whos loan spell with Newcastle ends in January.


Arsene has been alerted by the news that Amauri of Juventus may be available as they look to sign Pazzini.Wenger tried to sign him during the summer adebayor had a change of heart moments.wenger may get him at a price of £10–15 million.Amauri is tall, powerful and has a touch of flair.would be a really good aquisition.Arsene will definitely make a move for Hazard for £6–8 million.Moussa Sissoko would be ideal to play in the defensive midfield role.He will cost in the region of £12–15 million.Gignac will not be signed as he failed to impress Wenger during the Play off with Rep.Ireland.Zapata or Sakho will be bought for £8–12 million.Ramsey for sure a regular starter now he is world class.It's finding the balance with him and Fabregas in the same side.


Looks like grim times for Pompey – they ARE in big trouble, and will need a buyer come June.

I work for a local business which sponsors Pompey (we also have our own box at Fratton Park), and rumours have been that the Arabs are 'Fake Sheiks' and they've not contributed a penny.

Love him or loathe him, Peter Storrie does care about the club and it is he and a loan from RBS which is keeping us going.

Players will be sold in January, and Pompey will have to rely on the Youth/Championship players to keep us up.

Rumoured to be leaving:

Diop – Tottenham
Finnan – Wigan
Hughes – Cardiff
Ben Haim & Nugent – Burnley
Kanu – Sheffield Wednesday (loan)

Rumoured to be coming in:

Harley – From Watford
Buzacky – From QPR
Whittingham – From Cardiff (swap + cash for Richard Hughes)
Harewood – From Aston Villa
Grounds – From Middlesbrough

Sheikhs OUT!


Most of these WILL happen (clubs won't just sign these players):
donovan –everton
risego –tottenham
simpson –newcastle (permanent)
pavluchenko –roma
dossena and riise swap
wilshere –stoke
jan novak –birmingham
phillips and carsley –newcastle
chavez– blackburn
shittu– cardiff/sheffeild utd
its too hard to say 4 chelsea
smithies– stoke (loaned back to huddersfield)
kilgallon and ambrose– hull
van nistelrooy and elia– liverpool
pandev– liverpool (pre contract agreement)
gattuso– man c
kjaer– man u
o'hara– portsmouth
kalou– portsmouth (pre contract agreement)
mignolet– sunderland
woodgate and hutton swap with anton ferdinnad
west ham to sell: davenport, quashie, behrami, cole (possibly) and dyer.
behrami–bayer leverkusen
cole– to arsenal, liverpool or man u
dyer– stoke
west ham in: caicedo/benjani, baptista (loan) and 2 cb's


'Just heard exactly the same re Rafa – high level talks have taken place all day and package for the end of his contract has been agreed 'by mutual consent' final straw was the increasing voices of dissent from LFC fans.

My sources tell me that Klinsmann was discussed but is not rumoured to be favoured successor – and it's likely that Kenny will be appointed as interim manager – the 2 questions are whether it's all agreed before Sunday and who the long term successor will be.

Andy H


To the guy that wrote about Mad Vlad leaving Hearts..

Whilst all genuine Hearts fans want to see the back of him, I can guarantee that he'll be staying.

Our debts are substantial, and any buyer would baulk at them whilst undertaking due diligence.

However, as has already been posted, the Serious Fraud Office are looking into discrepancies at Tynecastle. This would mean Mad Vlad would have to go and quite possibly face a prison sentence.

Hearts would then be taken over by an administrator like KPMG, and then the club would be sold for £10m.


Arsenal's 2 main striker targets for January: Andre–Pierre Gignac (Toulouse) or Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen) – both players meet Wenger's requirments as both are top players and both are available to play in the Champions League.


I have some interesting rumours for the top 4 clubs:

ARSENAL:going to come in the market for a
striker; very accurate source of mine
says its gonna be either nistrolooy
or its most likely to be HENRY

CHELSEA:sergio aguero is not coming mark my words
HULK and SUAREZ at the top of the list but
don't be surprised to see LUCA TONI

MANUTD:not alot of players linked but DZEKO and
KRASIC are likely to be coming but SIR
ALEX FERGUSON wants a wide midfielder
and he is trying to sign a pre contract

KLINSMAN is highly linked with LIVERPOOL
The board is looking to sign PAVLYCHENKO


Dzeko to arsenal for £10m
boyd to galatsaray for £500, 000


January is fast approaching and when the month is out I will be laughing at 90% of these rumours on here! First of all, Walcott – he's a Liverpool fan is he? And he's down the pecking order with Wilshere and Merida above him? Really? So why did he take central focus last night then? Injuries have stunted his development of that there is no doubt, but with time, Wenger will develop him into the player he originally visioned. Ryan Babel won't be used as a makeweight, nor will he be heading to AFC anytime soon! Just because a player says he wants to play for Arsenal doesn't mean he gets the opportunity (just ask Patrick Vieira!). As for the post claiming David Villa hates MUFC, why would he? He has no experience of English football, i can't even recall him having come up against Utd in a CL game, so why would he hate them? Typical guff from an LFC supporter. Oh and by the way, Heinze plays for Marseille so I don't see why you think he's on his way from Real! I doubt very much Utd have money to buy Silva, Villa or anyone else in that price bracket, but leave the Mancs dreaming at least until February eh?
Adriano? No chance. Lost the plot and drank himself silly in Milan, he may have regained fitness, but scoring in the Premiership is much more difficult than bagging them in the Brazilian league. We have just got rid of one egotistical idiot, why would Wenger risk the harmony of the team again? Pavlyuchenko? I wouldn't say no, but he doesn't get on with Arshavin so there's no influence there. Would Wenger really want to part with cash to THFC? Dzeko won't be coming either, price will be ridiculous. Expect to see Andre Pierre Gignac though – not Marouane Chamakh in Jan.
PS) Vela – can't see him being the 'Fowleresque' clinical finisher Wenger hoped for. His workrate is impressive, but he's better off creating chances with his pace than finishing them.


Elliot Ward to sign for Walsall in Jan on Loan with a view to a permanent move.

The Saddlers have also taken an as yet un–named Spanish winger on trial


Sheffield Wednesday have agreed a deal with Derby to sign striker Luke Varney for an undisclosed fee.

Brian Laws will not be sacked as Wednesday boss this week. He has been given a month to turn results around.

New investment in the club could be announced in January/February 2010.


To the geezer that wrote liverpool to renew their interest for Gabriel Heinze....this rumour is a lie because if you read on it says 'no other real madrid players'. Gabriel Heinze no longer plays for Real Madrid he plays for Marseille.

However liverpool are interseted in bringing Keirrison from Barcelona on loan as he curruntly plays for Benfica on loan. Liverpool were after him in january last year but could not reach an agreement and in the summer he chose to go to Barcelona after Liverpool were interested in him again, so liverpool after Keirrison on loan. There will be no major players comming in until the summer, Liverpool owners are considering listening to offers from the saudi family and also the Kuwaits. Liverpool are also interested in ruud van nistelroy and also van der vaart on loan which could turn out permanent.


LFC news: Senior management will meet to review Rafa's position following last night's game. Despite it being a viewed as a "meaningless" game, the Anfield hierachy are due to assess the fans reaction to Rafa's recent squad selections, tactics and general performances. If you're still looking for answers, consider this...There was virtually no public show of support from the Kop to Rafa last night. Did anybody hear "La Bamba"?, because they didn't sing it!! It was the quietest European night for years (I was there in the Main Stand!!). The pressure is on Benitez for Sunday. Losing to Arsenal will be curtains and draw an end to his reign at LFC. Interim arrangement till end of the season are the most likely option (Sammy Lee and Kenny Dalglish). All other coaching staff to follow Rafa out of the door. YNWA


LFC transfer news: Liverpool to renew interest in Gabriel Heinze as defensive cover. Watch this space...permanent signing not a loan deal. Unfortunately there is no official LFC interest in other Real Madrid players, so any speculation of Van der Vaart, Van Nistelrooy etc is all untrue. Watch this space....


Le Boss will not sign Adriano or pavlyuchenko. I wonder where you all get these news. Well Arsenal will look for players who are not cup~tied. Expect bids for GIGNAC– 15M. An Engish defender– CAHILL 15m. A good CDM – INLER or DE ROSSI for 20m. and a cheeky loan bid for HIGUAIN(LOL). with stan kroenke stepping up there would be injection of funds to keep the season hopes alive. These players will add physical presence to the team... From Thiago Smith..


Latest news from Home Park

Once the axe is finally wielded over Paul Sturrock's head at Thursday's board meeting, none other than Neil Warnock will shortly arrive back at Home Park. He knows Palace are in serious financial trouble – the smoke screen of cash flow problems really means no one is willing to lend money to Jordan and they will go into administration by Christmas. Argyle fans will welcome him back with open arms and outside of Sheff Utd, Argyle are the only other team he has affection for. He only lives 15 miles from Plymouth and is more than willing to keep Mariner as the head coach. About time.

Helston Green


On good authority that Liverpool will bring in either ruud van nistlerooy, Kerrison or roman pavlychenko. Babel will go on loan 2 hamberg an Liverpool will get first option on elia. Finally martin Kelly will go on loan 2 sheff utd or Bristol city.


Many haters of man utd are so happy with the glazers financial problems news. guess what? united will spend big to add new players in january. In will be (sol campbell= free, simon kjaer from palermo= 9 mil, gojko kacar from hertha berlin= 10 mil and valencia pair villa and silva both for 57 mil.
out will be nani 14 mil and tosic 7 mil, that's all for january, expect players to go out on loan (possebon who will be recalled from braga, macheda, welbeck and gibson).


Vladimir Romanov is NOT jetting in to Scotland this weekend to sack manager Csaba Laszlo!

He IS, in fact, coming over to announce, that as we all expected, he has no interest in the club and will be walking away.

However. He has already found a buyer for the club (some eastern block oil/gas guy) who is going to clear the debt and sort the club out. This MAY mean the club moving from it's current Tynecastle home though!!!


Liverpool to bring in 3 players in January and sell 3. Dossena has said he's leaving if he doesn't get chances in the coming weeks so will leave for £5m to Sampdoria. Voronin has proven he has as much talent as a satsuma and will leave for £3m. These 2 will give Rafa a £12m January budget and will sign Pavlyuchenko on loan, who knows his name will more than likely be mud with Spurs fans should he join Arsenal, who may opt for the Van Nistelrooy approach. He would fit the bill nicely with their need for a target man. Noise is that "an attacking Brazilian player will join Liverpool for around £5m, around 22–25 yrs old". This is what I've been told. Don't know if it's true but apparently it's a player who is equally adept to playing both up front and in midfield. Finally a shock signing. A lot of noise from last year and the summer with Walcott possibly joining Liverpool and Babel going the other way. Well surprisingly the move looks back on, with £6m going to Arsenal as well. Walcott, despite being talented is lowly moving down Wenger's pecking order, with Merida, Ramsey and Wilshere moving above him and with Barazite, Eastmond, Randall Watt and Coquelin coming through chances are becoming limited and he fears that he might not make the plane journey to South Africa, with Wright–Phillips, Lennon and Young also offering a pacy option. Babel is an Arsenal fan and believes Wenger can turn him into a world beater. Wenger also believes Babel has the talent to be one of the world's greatest and has received a glowing reference from RVP, saying he's a determined character with ambition. With Walcott also a Liverpool fan the move looks on. Watch this space folks.

In the summer expect Cavalieri and Reina to remain as the keepers. Insua and Aurelio left–backs. Right–Backs will be Johnson and rumoured Zabaleta for £7–10m. Darby learning off Johnson and will break through either the season later or the one after that. Agger, Carra and Skrtel as the central players with Ayala and Kelly able to be called upon. Kyrgiakos will be sold for around £3m. A switch to a 4–4–2 as there's an 80% chance of a takeover by then. Silva to join for £10m + Riera, with Mata also joining for £12m. Aquilani, Lucas, Gerrard and a new signing in central midfield. Javi Martinez is the player Rafa wants as we know, but he needs to stump up £10m. Spearing and Plessis as back ups. Kuyt and Walcott as right midfielders. Strikers will see Torres linked up with former Atletico teammate Sergio Aguero, who'll opt for Liverpool (being a boyhood fan). £30m + Benayoun, with Yossi rated as a world class player in Spain. With a lot of flair and great dribbling ability he's perfectly suited for Liga BBVA. N'Gog, Nemeth and Pacheco will be back ups. Pandev arriving on a free in the summer will provide a different gameplan.

Good times ahead for Liverpool, Keep the faith in Rafa.

The Liver Bird



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