Football Rumours Archive June 10 2009


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First time poster, dunno if it will even make it but hey!
Firstly to all rangers fans. . YOU WILL NOT SIGN RINO GATTUSO, ALAN HUTTON, CRAIG GORDON, CARLOS CUELLER or anyone else of this standard!!!
Sorry, but its true Rangers are in a financial mess regardless of the fact they won the league. Also you will not sign Bruno Aguiar he is away to Omonia Nicosia along with Georgios Efrem of the Gers.

Anyway on to some real rumours. .
Heard through the grape vine & various sources (not SAFs dogs) Pato to switch to Chelsea with Ade going the other way from Arsenal. Also Man City to sign Javi Martinez (Almost a done deal) to partner Barry in the midfield. They will also BID for any half decent player on the planet, but will only get the likes of lescott and possibly past it stars such as cannavaro (likely to be forced out in Madrid revolution). . to be replaced by vidic ???

Over and out B
  David Wheater Boro to Aston Villa £7mn
David Bentley Spurs to Aston Villa £9mn

Both signings to be confirmed next week .
  Man Utd Ins
Benzema – £30 mill
Valencia – 16.5 mill
De Rossi – 17 mill

Man Utd Out
J.S.Park – £7 mill to At Madrid
Tevez – Free to Man Ciry

Ronaldo will stay + Benzema 2 be better than torres
  Hi folks. This is now the 3rd transfer window i have commented on. And once again i will post the same rumour. Babel to Arsenal. (i also brought Berbatov to Man utd. Only one year to early.) Dont know why i keep getting drawn to this one. but im positive it will happen. Also, Miguel Veloso, Why has he never been mentioned with a move to Arsenal? Just a guess (like Babel) but im positive it will happen.
Remember, Heard it here first.

  Scunthorpe will not sell anyone this summer, just one loan exit, and sign only five players as they venture into the Championship. Young Striker Matthew Godden will be used very often, as Adkins rates him extremely highly, and says that he will play for England one day. Scunthorpe will sign two CB's, a CM, a winger, and a striker, as well as numerous loan signings.

Tamika Mkandawire (Leyton Orient)
Michael Nelson (Hartlepool)
Liam Miller (QPR/Free)
Sergio Torres (Peterborough)
Steve Kabba (Watford/Free)

Henri Lansbury (Arsenal)
Jay–Emmanuel Thomas (Arsenal)
Patrick van Aarholt (Chelsea)
Miroslav Stoch (Chelsea)
Liam Trotter (Ipswich – If he signs a new contract)
Jonathon Forte (Notts. County – Out)

These are all 60–70% complete, with Scunthorpe becoming a feeder club for Arsenal and Chelsea after nurturing Jack Cork and Henri Lansbury.
Exciting times at Glanford Park.

Also in the Championship, Bristol City will sign Grant Holt (Shrewsbury), Crystal Palace will sign Bradley Johnson (Leeds) and Newcastle will sign Jermaine Beckford (Leeds) and Rickie Lambert (Bristol Rovers).

  There's a lot of activity centred around Everton, who are determined not to repeat last year's mistakes of summer inactivity.

Out: Lescott will be off to Man City, as long as they offer anything in excess of £20M. They tried to offer £10M & Jo, but Moyes turned them down flat. Lescott isn't really keen to leave but he will double his wages if he joins Sparky. Arsenal were keen on him but couldn't match City's financial muscle.
Harry Redknapp is keen on re–signing Yakubu, and is willing to pay £13M plus Bentley. That deal is dependent on Yakubu proving his fitness before the season starts.

If these deals go through, Moyes will sign Dean Ashton from West Ham – he's considered less of a risk than Michael Owen, and his wages will be about a third of what Owen wanted. Moyes is also close to signing a centre–back, though I'm not sure who he is. Everton will also sign two internationals who haven't yet played in the Premiership. Everton are also close to tying up a loan deal for a keeper as cover for Howard.
1) Ronaldo will sign a new deal with united and stay with the club for many years.
2) Roma haven't qualified for the champions league, so as a result of this United will sign De rossi. As we need a defensive midfielder.
3) Tevez will sign a new deal.
4) Dodo, Douglas costa, Valencia will also be signed.
5) Gibson, Campbell are the only players leaving.
6) Rooney will be used as a supporting striker rather than a winger
7) Giggs, Scholes, Neville and Van der Sar will retire either on January or Next Summer
  Birmingham have submitted an improved offer for Cardiff's Roger Johnson. As the BBC reported, Cardiff turned down their first offer of up to £2.5m.

Birmingham's new offer is apparently worth up to £6.5m:

£1m up–front
£1.5m paid over 4 years
£1.75m dependent on appearances (paid if Johnson plays more than 100 games over 2 years)
£2.25m if Birmingham stay in the Premiership by more than a 20 goal points difference

This coming from someone working at the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff's training ground and official offices.
  Scott Duxbury has announced on SSN, that West Ham will be signing 3 players. These will be ambitious signings: Balotelli (on loan with a view to sign permanently), Luis Jimenez (loan), and Giuseppe Rossi, who recently stated he has an option to play in England. COYI!!!
  I was the guy who told you in January,Big Yogi was going to Hibs.
I also said McGhee was going to Aberdeen(well nearly done).

Now listen people,

Celtic if,I repeat if they fork out £2million for Mowbray,


Boruc – £3/4million – Hannover
Scott Brown – £5million – Sunderland
McGeady – £3/4million
Mcmanus – £500/750k – Boro
Naylor – £250/300k – Sheffield Utd/Wed

Lawwell knows with hardly a chance of qualifying for the CL group stage(£10mill)and to keep the shareholders happy,they have to sell the above,and pay the compensation for Mowbray,hard times indeed for Celtic,changed times.
  To the guy saying Leeds were replacing Beckford with Hoskins and Webber, you clearly know what you are talking about. You have the correct clubs, in Sheffield Utd and Watford, but I'm hearing the two players are Sharp and Ellington. Any other Beckford–replacment rumours floating about?
To the guy criticising me, I also spelt Geeovani's first name wrong, you missed that. So I got some names wrong, doesn't mean the transfers won't happen :s I'm tired! I have better things to do than check names, I simply figured people on here were intelligent enough to absorb the information on the table and not check for mistakes! Anyway, which Ambrosini are you thinking of, I'm certain there's a Fabio?
Malcolm Shaffer

Jamie Edge £500k – Cheltenham
Thomas Vermaelen £10m – Ajax
Matthew Upson £7m – West Ham
Blaise Matuidi £6m – St Etienne
Klass–Jan Huntelaar (part ex.) – Real Madrid

Kolo Toure £12m – Man City
Mikael Silvestre £200k – Wolves
Adebayor £5m (part ex.) – Real Madrid
  Macherano is to go 2 barcelona, coming the other way will be samuel eto'o the void left my marsh will be filled by the shortlist of cambiasso, senna or the return of sissoko.

The other alternative is that if Alonso calls time on his Anfield days and Mascherano also leaves the lpool will look to include sneider and higuin in the deal + £10m to madrid. the last bit of dealing will 2 sign Silva. this is why Benitez has just claimed to the press that we only gna sign 2 players.

OUTS= Masherano, Alonso

INS= Eto'o, Sneider, Higuin, Silva

Total Spent near enough 30m

the last bit of dealing will include to sell squad players such as Babel, Dossena, and the others will documentated. this will recoup 15m

making the summer spending to 15m then johnson 2 cum in for 9–10m not the 17m quoted in the press. this will take the summer spending to 25m which was the budget. Does this make the squad better we will see.
  Liverpool will try and sign:

Main players:
Gonzalo Higuain (£28mil) Any attacking position
Darijo Srna (10mil) Attacking right back/winger

+ youngsters including:
Oscar Sielva (2mil)
Jesus fernandez (200k)

Leaving will be:
Voronin, Leto, Dossena, Degen, Itjande, Pennant, Hyypia, Anderson, Brouwer and Hobbs (raising around 15mil in transfer fees)
  West Ham Transfers

Diego Tristan – Free
Walter Lopez – Free
Calum Davenport – 3m
Julien Faubert – 3.5m
Kyle Reid – 750k
Tony Stokes – 750k
Nigel Quashie – 500k
Lee Bowyer – Free
Jonathan Spector – 3m
Freddie Sears (LOAN)
44 Bondz Ngala (LOAN til Jan)
Jimmy Walker – Free
Lucas Neil – Free
Luis Boa Morte – 2m
David Di Michele (End of Loan)
Radoslav Kovac (End of Loan)
Jan Lastuvka (End of Loan)
Danny Gabbidon
Total out: £13.5m


Carlos Vela (LOAN)
Mario Balotlli (LOAN)
Matthew Bates – Free
Miles Addison – 1m
Matthew Beaver – 1m
Tommy Spurr – 1m
Rod Fanni – 4m
Jonjo Shelvey – 2m
Joe Ledley – 3m plus Danny Gabbidon
Luis Jimenez – 7m
Total ins: 19m

Board will supply extra funds but zola has to make most of the money through selling players. players above will be sold and cheaper young players will be bought in. players bought in are exactly what west ham need. there is also a possibility that Kovac will re–sign if they let him go cheaper.
  Tottenham News

Although I didn't expect too many players come in and going out it seems Harry Redknapp is looking for a big buisness of transfers. He is currently in Spain and then next week he is heading to Ecuador. The reason he is in Spain is to negotiate with players apparently. The players that have been mentioned are Maxi Rodriguez and van Nistelrooy although according to someone at the club van Nistelrooy hasn't been spoke to yet. Also a few contacts in the club have heard we're in talks with a turkish agent in England. I'd assume this is Tuncay.

It's going to be an interesting summer. COYS

Alex O
  John Huges will make his first signings to Easteroad Arfield, Barr, Mallo & Cregg coming in expect DVZ, Nish, Thicot, Keenan, Chisolm, Maka and AOB to be leaving. .Zouma and Benji could be coming back, Fletcher & Jones, getting sold, Huges is good friends with Gordon Marshall the goal keeping coach, although he is due to leave also.
  Newcastle will sign.

F.Richardson – £400K (Leeds)
U.Ehiogu – Free
C.Bassila – £250K (Guingamp)
K.Izzet – £300K (Colchester)
T.Butler – £350K (Swansea)
H.Colace – £400K (Barnsley)
E.Lewis – Free
M.Nelson – £400K (Hartlepool)
A.Sibierski – Free
G.Hooper – £250K (Southend)
S.Whaley – £700K (Preston)

The four main targets are:


Expect a mass exodus of players aswell with Newcastle paying half of the wages still as part of the contracts.

Example – O.Martins wage is £75Kpw but the buying club will only give him £40Kpw so newcastle will pay the remaining to get him away.

Newcastle need to bget back into the Premier League ASAP or they are going to be in massive trouble financially.
  Rangers are definitly not signing r anderson on a free. . he's pants! and driver for 1.5 million? Hearts will hold out for at least 2 million as he's wanted in england!

Rangers outs will be. . mcculloch, beasley, adam, velicka, steven smith and maybe ferguson. hemdani, dailly and aaron are already away.
  Man Utd News:

joining this summer will be Luis Antonio Valencia with Darron Gibson going the other way as Martinez is a big fan. also Bastian Schweinsteiger will be joining with Park Ji Sung going the other way as sir alex wasn't impressed with how in effective he was against Barca's midfield. then theres Yohann Pele from Le Mans on a free, Walter Da Silva from Internacional and of course Dodo from Corintians.

Leaving will be Campbell to Hull, Gibson to Wigan, Park Ji Sung to Bayern Munich, Manucho, Kuszcack and Tevez.

Ronaldo will play up front as a sriker more(this is whats convinced him to stay). the line up next year will be 4–3–3 with Berbatov Rooney and Ronlado as the front three with Schweinsteiger Carrick and Anderson as the tree in midfield and a defence of Brown Ferdinand Vidic and Evra with the goalkeeper position being changed around between Van Der Sar Foster and Pele.

trust the man with the plan
Hail Hail Sir Alex
  Burnley are to spend 1.8 million on signing 3 players from Cardiff.
Stephen Mcphail,Gavin Rea and Paul Parry
  The shortlist to replace Tony Mowbray at West Brom includes:
Alan Curbishley
Martin Jol
Gordon Strachan
Nigel Pearson
Lee Sinnott
Paul Ince
Darren Ferguson
  Lfc transfer rumours.
Rafa has already said dat he will break liverpool's transfer record but not 2 sure who it is but most likely to be a striker. . hopefully someone like Aguero or Tevez. .
The David Silva deal is lookin more and more likely every day as Madrid have already signed Kaka and their president has said he wants Ronaldo,David Villa and possibly Ribery or Ibrahimovic. . Glen Johnson looks to be on his way to Chelsea or City,we don't have the money to compete with them so we are looking at Rafinha.Rafa was interested in him last year but was priced out of a move. . That's about it coming in apart from a few fringe players.
  I work in the Corporate Finance department of a "Top–4" accountancy firm in the city. Due to the nature of my role, I am often privee to some rather sensitive information regarding commercial acquisitions. I have recently been made aware of two very high–profile Premier league takeovers, one that has been expected for quite some time, but the other is a complete shock (hence the need to share this info!!)
You will not be surprised to hear the expected takeover relates to Liverpool FC. KFL (Kop Football Ltd) is no longer the owner of the club, it is now in the hands of Dubai International Capital (DIC). This deal is completed, but will not be announced until the manager has secured most of his high–profile targets (no idea who, sorry). I cannot say what effect this will have on the club, but I can confirm DIC are not short of funds.

Now, onto the shock takeover. The club in question is shockingly Manchester United! The club have done a fantastic job in shielding their financial situation from the media, but the Glazers got into a position where they were unable to service the clubs huge debt. The identity of the group acquiring the club is unknown to me, but I have heard this will not be an Abramovic/Abu Dhabi/DIC type arrangement. The club is being acquired to genrate profits for the new owners. Expect news on this to break in July.

Guy from the city. .
  To all those who believe RVP will leave AFC ––– not going to happen he is settled in ldn, wife, kid school etc –– AFC and RVP just need to sort the monies out and this well be achieved.
As for Adebayor he and the club are actively looking for a move away from the emirates. .
  Alonso to real (inevitable)
mascherano to barca (inevitable)

we get javi martinez and benitez keeps faith in leiva

look forward to the uefa cup
  Not A Rumour, just some well needed support for the LFC corner:
The press are yet again hyping up and dramatising LFC's financial situation. The fact is we have the SMALLEST club debt out of the top 4 in EPL.(Eg Chelsea owe all Romans money input back which is 100's of millions but make re–paymemnts through high club revenue) But our owners have the largest PERSONAL debts which will affect LFC but only very mildly.
In April 2008, business magazine Forbes ranked LFC as the 4TH most valuable football team in the world, after Manchester United, Real Madrid and Arsenal, valuing the club at £605m, excluding debt. Accountants Deloitte rate Liverpool 8TH in the 2008 Deloitte Football Money League, which ranks the world's football clubs in terms of revenue. Liverpool's income of £133.9m in the 2006–07 season moved them up from 10TH the previous season. The club makes more than enough profits to keep well afloat and compete for major competitions just look at our signings (current and new players) since the American takeover with club money NOT owner free beebies.
The FACT is they bought our club and its outstanding debts at £218.9 million. with 100% borrowed money to make money by building a stadium and selling us on. Which was a massive mistake by Moores and his board.

Basically put,RAFA is a savvy manager(eg Valencia time) and is getting better in the market every year, we HAVE a FANTASTIC squad and only need to strengthen in 2–3 areas (RB, WING & 2nd Striker) to win major comps again, RAFA is very detailed and particular and he loves Versatliity and passion which is hard to find. We are NOT in a financial crisis, we just have a tumour in the form of 2 yanks trying to grow from us BUT a sale is looking very imminent.
Be patient Koppites, we know how Rafa feels about the yanks and still signed so watch this space. .

  Burnley are looking to bring in Brittish player, or already established Scandanevian players. Coyle will be looking to get in some more Scottish players. Here are the ones who are interesting him. Obviously he will not be able to bring in all of these players, but he will look at each one:

Lee McCulloch from Rangers – £1 Million
Gary Caldwell from Celtic – £2 Million ( He will be persuaded to come to Burnley to link up with his brother Steven )
Steven Whittaker from Rangers – £2 Million
Barry Ferguson from Rangers – £4 Million
James Morrison from West Brom – £2 Million
Steven Fletcher from Hibs – £1.8 Million
Ross McCormac from Cardiff – £2 Million

Here are some of the Scandinavian footballers he is interested in:

Lars Jacobsen from Everton – Free
Hermann Hreiđarsson from Portsmouth – Free
Aron Gunnarsson from Coventry – £1 Million
Teemu Tainio from Sunderland – £2 Million

And here are some of the young up and coming English footballers he is interested in:

Oliver Norwood from Manchester United – Loan ( He was born and bread in Burnley and would welcome a loan spell there )
Jose Bexter from Everton – Loan
Lee Hills from Crystal Palace – £250,000
Danny Welbeck from Manchester United – Loan
Victor Moses from Crystal Palace – £1 Million
Nathan Delfouneso from Aston Villa – Loan
Federico Macheda from Manchester United – Loan

All of these players are the ones who are interesting Owen Coyle, and it has already been said that Burnley will be looking to bring in 7 or 8 players, so obviously, not all of these players will be able to be brought in.
  Pointing something out to you dozy LFC fans–

Antonio Barragán Fernández to Liverpool £4m as we have a buy back clause.

I could be wrong when I say this but – We sold him to Deportivo for about £750,000 with a £2m buy back clause.


No rumors, but realistic wish list:
I think we are a little light in the pocket, however I still beleive we have enough funds to bring in a couple suprise names.

–– Kun (p/e)
–– Javier Martinez
–– Robben/Wesley S/Higuian(?), part of alonso exchange
–– Ruud Van Man – Scummy manc but cheap!
–– G Johnson/Santon

How about this – a deal consisting of Ruud Van Man, Gabby Heinez and Wesley S plus £5m for Alonso. lol

Maybe hopeful but we only need a few more names for number 19!

Young Lad Spotted at murray park when a few questions asked it was revealed he was a barcelona athletic player who is in talks over a loan deal for a year from barcelona to rangers he was called Rubén Rayos Serna he a forward 23 yrs old
  To the person who wrote. .

"Liverpool will also try and negotiate a deal for Javi Martinez for £10mil. This deal is complicated. Bilbao are almost certain to lose Fernando Llorente this summer to a big team and are keen to bolster their forward line. However, it does not seem this transfer will go through until the end of the transfer window as teams try to negotiate a lower price. Liverpool will try and broker a deal to sign Martinez for £10mil and loan him back to Bilbao until January. Within this period (July to January) Liverpool will also loan out David N’gog to Bilbao. In January, Bilbao will use the money from the Llorente deal to sign another player and N’gog will either return to Anfield or stay in Spain for the rest of the season."

A few points to note. .
1. Bilbao are not certain to lose Llorente to anyone as Valencia are the biggest team interested and they have no money. He also has not long signed an new contract.
2. Martinez has a 30m Euro release clause so could cost alot more than £10m. Also why loan back such an expensive player?
3. Bibao would never loan N'Gog. He's french and Bilbao only allow Basque players to play for them and always have done. Mikel San Jose is Basque so would be the only player that could go to Bilbao (a seperate deal is in the pipeline anyway and could happen whether or not Martinez is involved).
4. As for Llorente will go to a "big club" well in Spain Bilbao are one of the biggest (second to Real Madrid and Barca). They are also very wealthy so are no mugs. If Barca and Real are the Spanish Liverpool and Man U, then Bilbao are an Arsenal/Everton/Spurs (ie a giant WITH a history).
  Rangers have offered a trial to Trinidad & Tobago International midfielder Keon Daniel.
  Paul Clement will be announced as the new Watford manager on a two year contract. He will look to bring in a number of Chelsea reserve players as there have been a recent close relationship between the two clubs.
  Once Tony Mowbray has been appointed as the new Celtic manager, they will make an approach for new Hibs manager John Hughes. Hughes jumped at the chance to join Hibs as it would improve his chances of being a Premier League manager. Jeremy Peace wants further Scottish contacts with Albion and is now going to sign Hughes on a three year contract.
  I know the nephew of barry fuller, rumour has it that charlton are looking at signing the gills captain. he will decide when he returns from his honeymoon.
  Barnsley FC News!!!!!!

Barnsley have now confirmed that they are trying to sign Jermaine Beckford from Leeds.

Ins: 90% chance of happening

Adam Hammill (S.L. Loan)
Charlie Adam 500k
Mark Hudson 500k

Heinz Muller – Mainz – 500k (probable)
Jamal Campbell Ryce – Reading – 1.5m (possible)
  At Vietnam News we have had a massive story regarding Newcastle Football club. As was reported several months ago, Billionaire Trung Dung is in talks to buy the club.
Talks between Mike Ashley and Mr Dung's advisor and spokesman faltered last September due to Ashleys high asking price. But now the price has been lowered to £100 Million, Trung is poised to finally buy the club. His advisor Kien Pham is trying to arrange a meeting on friday with the NUFC Supporters Group to gage their reaction and get a feeling of what the fans want.
Mr Dung wants to keep Shearer in charge but he also wants to give Lee Sinnott a high profile job at St James Park.
More on this as we get it but it seems like Mr Dung will give us a statement on this tomorrow.
Tran Mai Huong (Editor, Vietnam News)
I work for DHL delivering express parcels. I was having a packet signed for at Hartlepool United when a bald guy arrived in reception. The lady said "hello neil, he's waiting for you" to the guy.

Too old to be a player. I'm not a Hartlepool supporter–maybe an agent? Thought this bit of info might be of interest. Any ideas who he is?

Yellow van man

  I work for a firm of Birmingham solicitors, and have just seen a draft two year contract prepared between Aston Villa and Michael Owen. Obviously it isn't signed yet, but a clear indication of where he's heading.
  Commons to return to the Britannia as competition for Ring–Tone. .
  I have it on good authority that a Celtic Manager will be announced before the end of the week!
The compensation figure is being discussed with W.B for Mow and notice the stall in Mc Ghee's move to Aberdeen. .but look out for the late runner's in Keane and Lambert who have a known admirer in none other than D Desmond!!!
Targets that the club scouts have identified.
– Mc Cormack – Cardiff 5mill
– Fortune – Nancy (on loan westbrom) 1 mill
– Nolan – Newcastle 2.5 mill
– Sylvinho / Robinson – Free / 1.5mill

Arthur – 6mill
Donati – 1.5
despite what people are saying Jan Venegoor is out of contract – there was only an option of a one year deal which has not been actioned! So he will leave for free with Naylor, Hartley and Bobo.
Caddis will return to push for a place under the new regime and look out for break through of Mizuno and Mc Court. Hutch will not cut the cloth!
If Keane is in place – look out for the Irish lads:
Darly Murphy
Stephen Hunt
and Laim Miller!! will be approached although realistically 2/3 can be expected with the budget!
  As we all know now that Kaka has signed for Real Madrid, the other rumour is that David Beckham will be following him back to Madrid. Perez knows that Madrid can give Galaxy a better offer than Milan could and Perez also knows how much Brand Beckham was worth to Madrid and how much the fans still love him. Also expect Ronaldo, Villa, Ribery and also a cheeky move for Terry to be playing for the Galacticos next season.
  What is it with people "exposing" other people's posts as untrue? I can understand when it's a stupid, boring, wish list. But when someone posts a witty thing, everyone automatically can see it's done for a laugh. So it's hardly a surprise to everyone that it turns out Carlos Tevez wasn't booked for speeding in Walton. Duh!

Anyway, a real rumour is that Joleon Lescott will go to Manchester City, and a transfer fee of just less than £25m will be paid (so Arsenal fan, he won't be joining your lot for £9.5m – at least make the amount sound believable ffs). There has been negotiation between Everton and City on this for the past week, with City offering £20m and Everton demanding £31m. It seems the clubs will meet half way. There will not be an exchange for Jo, although it does look likely that Jo will be loaned to Everton as a sweetener.
  Manchester City ins:

Glen Johnson – 10 mil
Matthew Upson – 9 mil
Joleon Lescott – 20 mil
Ashley Young – 17 mil
Scott Parker – 8 mil
Carlos Tevez – 26 mil
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 30 mil

Total Spend = 120 mil
  Liverpool rumours; Ins will be Javi Martinez (Bilboa), Juan Mata (Silva used as a smokescreen), Allan Chesworth (Odense) then dependent on sales; Higuain (Should Alonso go to Real) and Trezeguet (Should Dossena end up at Juventus). We will be priced out of a move for Glen Johnson so will look elsewhere.

The title is coming back to Anfield!
  I can exclusively reveal that Mark McGhee and Andy Walker will take over the reigns at Parkhead on Friday afternoon.

This dream team will be charged with the dubious honour of retaining the SPL from a now resurgent Rangers team.

Look out for Wayne Biggins returning to coach the blank firing strikers.

  My cousins, mate's, uncle is Peter Beardsley and after still having links with Liverpool it is said around Merseyside that Rafa if looking into the Championship and snapping up Joe Ledley from Cardiff infront of neigbours Everton who look resgined to signing Claus Jorgenson who was released by Blackpool this week.
  Birmingham will have an all new front line this season as they will part with phillips to cardiff as part of the deal that brings johnson and mccormack to bluesjerome is a possible to return to cardiff but burnley r also sniffin big eck want van nistelroy to partner benetez up front with boyd on the bench pennant is also on the radar as big eck wants constant suply for the front pairin .
  According to a source deep within the bowels of WBA, that I can't reveal without gettin them into deep trouble, Tony Mowbray is almost a done deal to Celtic, with the baggies lining up Cardiff boss Dave Jones as a replacement.
Jones turned WBA down a few seasons ago, but will be easier to prize away from the bluebirds now as Cardiff fans have been quick to turn on him despite his earlier loyalty, a cup final and a highest league finish in over 25 years.
  David Moyes is currently staying in the same hotel as Nicky Butt in New York.Coincidence or are Everton getting him on the cheap to get him off the payroll at Newcastle
  Burnley backer Brenden Flood is to pay for the rebuild of the two old stands at Turf Moor and the Academy, total £28m. This frees up a lot of money for transfers. Apparently nearly £38m is now available!

Jim Magiltons first steps in the transfer market for the R's will be to tempt Barnsley with a swap deal for Jamal Campell Rice and Dexter Blackstock going the other way.
  Will rangers fan please stop say that hutton will be coming back because spurs don't want to or havent paid the rest of the cash. . .its not like a mortgage on a home that is to be repossed. The player isn't returned to the seller club!!!!! Hutton earns anywhere between £30–50K a week at spurs and rangers are trying to reduce there wage bill by £5–7M this year.

Celtic rumours
Tony Mowbray will be joining by the end of the week, expect to see bids for Fletcher from hibs & McCarthy from Hamilton to start with. Dont expect too much to be spent in the SPL this season given the current state of setanta.
  Busy summer for both spanish giants:

Barcelona has an extra ammount of cash from sponsor Nike due to the 3 trophys that Barca has won this season, and that is the insignificant sum of 45 million euros!!!With this B arca's president has declared that they will sign 4–5 first–class players that seem to be:

– Mascherano has declared that he would love to play in Barcelona cause he thinks that right its the best team of the world, and Guardiola has already spoken with him, so he could be on his way to Barcelona for around 27m, and as the finantial situation of Liverpool is quite weak, they are considering very seriously letting him go and catch bthe money and try to minimize his huge debt. Mascherano could come along with Cesc to fom the best midfield of the world.
– Vidic seems to be quite close to Barcelona too as both tems have already spoken and depite they still negotiating, and agreement could be quite close for around 22–27m.
– Ibrahimovic has agreed terms already with the catalonian team and right now bth presidents are negotiating the fee that coukld be closed for around 45m
– Lahm is the main objective for the LB, Bayern could agree a fee of around 15m with Gudjhonssen going the other way.

And about Real Madrid, it is confirmed that Florentno is gonna spend 250m!! plus whatever they can get from the sales. The players that are on his way to Bernabeu for sure are:
– Ribery is on his way to the Bernabeu as he has declared that he doent want to come to England cause the weather is as bad as in Germany.
– Real has closed terms with Liverpoll for Alonso for 18m+Heinze and all that is left is his medical exam.
– Cristiano is going to join Real for sure, Ferguson knows this since the Champions League final and the deal is going to be closed for around 50+Huntelaar ( a player that SAF loved since a long time ago )
– Villa only wants to play in Real and has declined any other offer, specially one from Chelsea and other from Barca for more than 40m. The deal between teams could be closed for 34m+Negredo.
– About Maicon, Inter and Real are akready negotiating a transfer for around 15m due to the desire of the player of playing in Spain next season.
– Silva won't go to Liverpool as he has agreed terms with Real and Real's offer is much more attractive to Valencia than Pool's one. Albiol will join both Silva and Villa in Real for around 11m.

Higuain and Robben won't go anywhere as Valdano consider them great players that could help the team so much, and for Sneijder he will only go for around 20 million in order to get some cash, if a teams offers less than that he will continue in the white team.
Clychy will be swapped with Marcelo as in Real people is fed of of the indiscipline of the brazilian.
Van der Vaart and Marcelo will leave the team as they havent proved to be enough good to be in Real and will be sold or used as part of some deal. Same goes for Gago, Van Nistelrooy and Drenthe. For these 3 players Real expects to get around 40m.
  My friend works as an English/Spanish translator and has been helping Aston Villa with negotiations with Igor Gabilondo of Athletic Bilbao. Looking at signing him for £5m.

You heard it from me first!
  Scott arfield, darre barr and mallo will be joining the legend yogi at easter road, he"s coming home he"s coming yogi"s coming home
  Players leaving Liverpool:

Voronin – 4mil
Dossena – 5mil
Degen – 1mil
Leto – 3mil
El Zhar – 1mil
Itjande – 0.5mil
Anderson – 1mil
Hobbs – 0.4mil

Joining will be:

Darijo Srna (10mil) Attacking right back
David Silva (18mil) Versatile & young
Javi Martinez (11mil) Lots of potential
Luc Castaignos (2mil) Will start in reserves
Jesus Fernandez (200k) For the reseves

Benitez still feels Babel can succeed and that is why he wil stay. However he will not be considered as much on the left, and will play more of a role through the middle. He feels that his first team is trong enough, but it is just the squad strength in depth that is the issue.
  Bayern ins
Daniel Pranjic 15 mill
robben(swapped for ribery plus 20 mill)
Hinkel 7mill

lell(dont care)
oddo(loan finished)

Info from Montreal for all LFC fans, Gillet (who owns the Montreal Canadiens hockey team) has set a deadline of today to receive bids for the team. 3 groups are interested, at a price of roughly 250 million pounds. Newspapers here claim that the sale might be aproved as early as the 14th, and if it does happen then the refinancing of the LFC loan will be much easier.

You'll know soon, one way or another
  Chelsea ins

Alexandre Pato 39m
David Villa 38m
David Silva 17m
Yuri Zhirkov 20m (he has all ready signed for cfc joins them on the 1/7/09)
Franck Ribéry 35m

chelsea outs

deco 7.5m
Paulo Ferreira 6m
Claudio Pizarro 4m
Franco Di Santo loan
Scott Sinclair loan
Michael Mancienne loan
  Just seen Andrew Surman outside the Wolves ground
  Liverpool FC – Rafa has been making many decoys to shake off competition and will find some bargains during the hard financial times.

Ins. .
Tuncay + A.Johnson(10mil combined fee)
Juan Mata (10m)
Javi Martinez (10m)
G.Johnson (12m – 7 unpaid crouch money= 5m)
Owen (free, on a cheap contract with high bonuses)
Any young english defender, strong candidates include; Wheater, Richards or S.Taylor. total= 30m

Outs. .
Hobbs, Anderson, Itandje, Pennant, Voronin, Dossena, Lucas(buy back clause), Hyypia, expect a few youth loans aswell. total + keane money= 33m

After takeover from a kuwaiti group, in the winter off season kun aguero will come for 30m + babel. also loaned youths would come back to squad for end of season trophy push.
pinaccle takeover will be completed within the next 96 hours (4 days) and the owner will be someone within the music business. to late to change management so wotte will stay to prove what he has got.
morgan shcniderlin– £2.5mill villa/eveton/n'castle/chelsea.HOT prospect
andrew surman–£2.5mill wolves/burnley/blades/again n'castle and most of the championship
dyer gone–£400k swansea
david mcgoldrick–£1mill+ forest/wednesday
marek saganowski–£1.5mill b'ham and lots of CCC teams
g.rasiak–£1mill donny rovers/deby/palace
JP saijs–£400k roda jc
romano denneboom–£700k/loan FC twente
Jay emannuel thomas– loan arsenal
jack lester–£500k– chesterfield
mark randall–loan arsenal
sam vokes– loan wolves (sfc fan)
expect alot of loans wotte has been to see fa youth cup final and some england under 19's and 21's
sfc till i die
  Lfc likely in's and out's
Sergio Aguero:Diego Maradonna is his father in–law and has advised him to join up with Mascherano and plus Rafa has said he would break his transfer record this summer. David Silva:With the Madrid president saying he wants Ronaldo,Villa and Ibrahimovic and possibly Ribery and they just got Kaka so it's hard to see where Silva would fit in so a move is looking more likely. Rafinha:Rafa has been looking at him for a few seasons and with Glen Johnson
probably going to Chelsea or City cos of the money he would be a cheaper option. Adam Johnson:Rafa see's great potential in him and would get him at a bargain and would be good cover for Silva. Javi Martinez:Another Rafa see's great potential and a replacement for Xabi(unfortunatley). A couple of youngsters as usual:Luc castaignos,Ignacio Camacho.
Xabi Alonso:Rafa said it would take a mind blowing offer and expect it at least 30mil. Madrid or City. Albert Riera: We need the money and he will go back to spain. Ryan Babel: Rafa doesn't like his attitude and Wenger is a long tome admirer of him and see's him as the new Henry but he could used as part of the deal to sign Ageuro. Andreas Dossena: Wants a move to Juve quick. Alvaro Arbeloa: Is feeling homesick and will go back to spain. Then a few of the fringe players, Voronin,Pennant etc. .
  I'm a taxi driver in Liverpool. I recently had the misfortune of ferrying Rafa Benitez to Anfield from his home on the Wirral, and then back again. I've no transfer rumour to report, or inside knowledge of Liverpool football club, mainly because he sat in silence for the whole of the soddin' journey. But I do have football gossip: I can tell you that Benitez is the tightest bloke you'll ever meet. He quibbled over the fare, despite there being a meter in the cab, sulked because I wouldn't reduce it, and gave me zero tip! Never again will he ride with me. The only other football person I've driven in the city is Leon Osman of Everton. Osman tips, speaks up for himself and acts like you're not something nasty that he just found on the underside of his shoe.
  I love the fact people keep putting on here that Senna will go to Arsenal for betewwn 9–10 million pounds!!! Senna is nnearly in his mid 30's so i am pretty sure that if Villareal got a bid of even 1 million for him they would accept the bid as Senna has about 1–2years left to play. So please people stop making up rubbish and stop thinking Senna is about 26yrs old as well!!!!!!!!!! Now for a rumour, expect Arsenal to bid for Huntelaar and Sneijder form Real Madrid!!
  Billy sharp is on his way to leicester for 950k.




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