Football Rumours Archive March 11 2009


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Red Report, do you seriously believe Chelsea will get Iniesta for £15 million and Liverpool will get Aguero for £22 Million (plus Lucas who couldnt lace his boots)i don't think so they are both far too good for the clubs mentioned and iniesta has a very long term deal and is worth 5 times that, as for Aguero rumour has it he will be off to Inter in the summer although personally i would like to see him join Messi at Barcelona. Another rumour i have heard is that there is a long line of clubs looking to sign brazillian wonderkid Neymar who they are calling the new Robinho
  Liverpool will sign at least 4 players in the summer.
1. A Senagalese striker from German club Hoffenheim.
2. A Danish defender from Sicilian club Palermo.
3. A Polish winger from German club Dortmund.
4. Gareth Barry from Villa, whether they finish in the top 4 or not.

Out will be Agger to Milan, Voronin to Berlin and Kuyt to Juventus.
  Just to clear up a few thigns regaqrding Man Utd's apparent transfer plans for this summer. First off, no one will be bought with the exception of signing Carlos Tevez permanently. If this doesn't happen, a move for a squad striker will be made, it will be someone who is happy to make appearances from the subs bench and get in the region of 20 starts in a league season. My guess is this will be Alexis Sanchez of Udinese for around £15m. I'm not entirely certain Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced by the quality of Fraizer Campbell, given he struggled to get in to a Tottenham side short on goals and strikers before Keane & Defoe returned. Expect Hull to buy him for £6m if they stay up. Welbeck is obviously a talent, but needs to taste first team football with a side other than Man Utd to test if he really can step up. A loan move to Blackburn could happen, especially as they will lose Santa Cruz come summer.
With regard to people linking Hargreaves with a move away from the club. Are you serious? Why would Sir Alex chase a player for 2 seasons then drop him when it's clear he's arguably England's best defensive midfielder when fit? None of this makes sense. Hargeaves will be back next season, hopefully fit as he is a great player.
There will be no midfield aquisitions as Tosic and Ljajic were signed in January with the intention of involving them next season. Tosic will get some starts if we manage to secure the Premier League with a few games to spare. Also, expect Darron Gibson to play more as Sir Alex believes he can improve greatly, with more precise passing he could really be something in a few years.
Defensively nothing will happen, other than handing Evans an improved contract, the lad has deserved it and should develop in to a top defender.
Goalkeepers could have some small issues. Ben Foster wants to play in the World Cup, and Edwin Van Der Sar is one of the best in the world. Something might give, I expect Foster to get more starts next season, and Kuszczak too. Rotating goalkeepers is a risky business, but I think Kuszczak is showing a great deal more patience as he knows Edwin will retire at the end of next season.
In summation, the possible transfers this summer for Man Utd:

Carlos Tevez – £25m
Alexis Sanchez – £15m (If no Tevez)

Fraizer Campbell – £6m (Hull most likely)
Lee Martin – £1m (Championship)
Rodrigo Possebon – Loan
Manucho – Loan/Permanent Transfer (£3m)
Danny Welbeck – Loan (Blackburn or similar prem side, possibly only until january)

I don't have inside knowledge, just knowledge of how the team is best served. Don't worry about the 6+5 rule either, the EU won't allow it to happen, and steps have already been taken by big sides to get young players to gain nationality through playing for the youth sides etc. Platini will still appear insane, and Blatter can't be hated any more than he already is.
  The team for next season at chartlon will be

  Manu transfers

manutd=ST walter 5m ,CM bertolo 4m ,RBs,ramos30m
  Rangers will not be making any major signings this year due to the current financial crisis. Forget all this talk about Gattuso because it just ain't gonna happen. Sorry mate but those rumours you posted are well way off the mark. James McCarthy will NEVER sign for Rangers. He will go abroad or down south. If he does stay in Scotland there's only two teams he would sign for and that is either stay at Hamilton or go to Celtic. Some people just post cr@p on here.
  "Okay first off i should apologise cos this is going 2 b a bit of a rant. . . .The difference is that the teams are English and the person proposing the handicap (because that's what this proposal has always integrally been) is an anglophile. . . over the last few years he has said he hates the english style, hates the english fans, hates the english arrogance and hates the english press (we all do). In short he just hates the english. In my humble opinion, if u think this ia about saving our national team, ur an idiot, if u think this is about improving the game or players lives, ur an idiot. In short if u think this is anything other than a xenophobic inbred trying to scupper a nation that he clearly sees as his enemy, yes ur an idiot. . .DUCKULA" – EPIC FAIL DUDE, i think you'll find an Anglophile is somebody that LIKES English things! To call a Frenchmen a 'xenophobic inbred' is a bit of an irony too, no? You sure have a lot of national pride for somebody that obviously doesn't care at all for player development in your own country. Anyway, enough arguing – onto rumours (that's this place, innit?) – Tottingham are gonna bid several million for Aiden McGeady in the summer and he will definately go, as most of the Celtic squad dislike him and call him 'tomato' behind his back because his face turns bright red when he gets annoyed. Stachan obviously has a personality clash with him too.
  To the Bluenose who claims that HBOS are going to put Liverpool into liquidation in the summer, a couple of points for you:

1) The loan Hicks & Gillett took out was with RBS, not HBOS, so you are obviously clueless

2) As much as I am glad to see the back of Parry, one of the best things he ever did was to put a very important clause in the contact of the purchase of LFC by H&G. This clause ensures that the debt is set against H&G's assets, NOT Liverpool Football Club

Therefore, the only downside for LFC if we don't find a buyer for the summer is that there will be literally no money for new signings until a new buyer purchases the club. But by then, H&G will need to sell and get out of there as soon as they can, lowering the asking price
  To the guy talks about redeveloping the afield rd stand at anfield by way of a tunnel over the road itself, this idea was actually investigated by the club in the 80's with the turnstiles being situated in stanley park and entrance to the ground would then of been through a subway underneath the houses. you might not be to far from the truth as liverpool now own and have demolished most of these houses and also have planning permission within stanley park.
  I always look on this site for a laugh but for a change i've got a genuine rumour/fact. RBS are set to liquidate LFC very shortly and so H&G are despirate for back–up not sale. There's been an ongoing argument between 3 parties, obviously hicks, gillet, and now the al–sager family, whom are forbes 52nd richest consortium world–wide. The argument is that Gillet wants to keep a small % of the club, Hicks is happy with that but he wants 51% leaving him as top dog. The ONLY interest in the club comes from al–sager who wants equal share as Hicks. This argument is ready to breakdown any day leaving H&G and LFC in real danger. This is fact, as a guess i reckon D.I.C will come sniffing shortly for a bargain.

This i heard from an investment banker while on my honeymoon in New York.
  To the blue nose muppet how wrote this" I am a rangers fan and believe that they are going to be the drivin force in scottish football 4 the next 5–6 seasons and there wul b a big clear out in summer. dnt be dilusioned that we are ment to be in so much debt that's the smoke screen there wul b some excitin players in and some big earners out. .

mcgregor – tottenham (7 mil)
bougherra – marseille (5 mil)
ferguson – everton (1.2 mil)
fleck – man utd ( 5mil)
mcculloch – stoke (1 mil)
hemdani – france (free)
gow – norwich (300k)
adam – blackpool (500k)
boyd – birmingham (3.5 mil)
Total = 23.5 million
kasper schmeichel (1 mil)
gattuso (free) as he wants to finish his career at rangers
tonel (2.5)
james mccarthy (2 mil)
total = 5.5 mil
i personally like the look but we need 2 see wat will happen. .


Where do we start?????
The debt being a smoke screen??? well why agree to sell your top goal scorer in January unless you need the cash???

What about the official figures release last week by dodgy Dave showing all the millions of debt?

Why inform all non playing staff that there may be pay offs??
Celtic have been the stronger side for that past 8–9 years and will remain so for the next few years as we have under £1M debt, so we are in a better position to spend in the summer.
Having said that these are the worst old firm sides in the last 10–15 years!!!!!
Anyway onto your signing targets. .
McCarthy from Hamilton??? this guy is a Celtic supporter and choose to play for Eire over Scotland, not much chance of him wanting to pull on a blue top at ipox. He will be joinging Celtic as will Fletcher from Hibs in the summer.

Also Rangers won't sell Fleck just yet and no–one is going to pay £5M for a guy who is only good prospect at the moment.He has looked good in a fw games and will remain at ipox for at least another 2 seasons to see if he improves before being sold.

Expect to see either McGeadie or wee Gordon leave Celtic. Dont think that they'll be too much money spent in the summner. .

In for the 4 in a row champs
McCarthy from Hamilton – £1.5M–£2M
Fletcher from Hibs –£2M
another striker & a left back

Balde – Free to anyone
Sami–arse – £1M to anyone
JVOH – £1.5M to anyone who needs a useless injury prone donkey.
  C'mon you've got to agree LFC V Real Madrid, Real were put to the sword. We are So so good in Europe. I can't understand why teams of the same nations are kept apart, to me it looks like a Uefa decision made by some Italian bureucrats to try to achieve a Milan V juventus final at some point years ago and its stuck, only problem is they're crap and it will never happen. now that the penny has dropped that English teams dominate Europe lets see how fast they change the rule.

El Torro
Couldn't of put it better myself, it's disgusting the way someone given such terrific power in the game is aloud to be so openly Anglophobic.
I agree with everything you say, bar the Ballack rumour :)
  Im not related to any popular i only have 3 rumours surronding the big 3 chealsea either look like there getting hiddink and losing terry and cole or getting someone else and getting quaresma and ramos and losing cole and anelka
Man utd
  One rumour I've heard is that Barcelona are going to sign Camacho from Ath Madrid in order to replace Arsenal bound Yaya Toure. He will cost in the region of £20 million. A bid for Villa will only be made if Eto'o goes elsewhere and Henry will definitley be leaving to sign for Juventus and join up with his best mate Trezeguet. Not sure who they will replace him with.
  Dundee united Manager Craig Levien may consider moving on this summer if Dundee united fail to finish in the top 4 in the SPL as he feels he may have taken them as far as he can ,he may look to have
another go in england maybe with a Championship or decent level 1st division side.

Glasgow Rangers have put in place emergency plans for next season if they can't move on as many players as they want and if they fail again early in the champions league ,the option of administration has been looked at, giving there rivals celtic a 10 point advantage ,but they stress this is a very last resort choice and its all go to try to win the league.

At hibs Mixu has 5 games to save his job ,tho a defeat to hearts this saturday may quicken his exit.Meanwhile hearts will look to extend Csaba lazlos contract to scare of possible interest in
the manager who is impressing other clubs.
  Man City are planning a swoop for Chiellini from Juve but are unlikely to get him, but they have a backup of Metzelder from Real Madrid. If Hughes somehow manages to keep his job he will bid for Bently (£13 Mill), Santa Cruz (£17 mil) and Samba (£5 mill). Turning City into Blackburn isn't what the Arabs had in mind though I don't think.
  More info about the ridiculous 6+5 rule Platini is proposing. I was listening to a 5live football show and they brought up an interesting point that many people seem to be overlooking. The 6 part of the deal means any player who is registered to play for the country in which that players team is playing. This means that players such as Almunia, Arteta and Di Santo would count as part of the 6 when they become british nationals, as they have never played for spain and Argentina respectivly. This also means that players can be brought over here when they are very young from places like spain, brazil, africa with no english backgrounds. They can then be told by their club they will only be given big money contracts if they turn down any chance to play for their home nation so they would be eligible for england, when they have been in the country for long enough. If this proposal goes ahead the future of international football looks like being a joke. Countries with the big money clubs who can pay big wages will have national teams made up of players from all over the world, and countries with much smaller national leagues will loose all of their talented young players who would one day play for the national team. If anybody thinks this rule will help develop young english players and inprove the national team then they are not looking at the bigger picture. Platini and Blatter need to be stopped before they destroy the game beyond repair.

thanks for reading. greg.
  To the guy that wrote this:
"Incredible source tells me and i am adamant this will happen
nesta will jump ship and head to inter!
other rumours are:
ribery–man utd/barca
quaresma–spurs part exchange with dos santos
adebayour–ac milan
owen–any english club lol
jesus navas–athletico madrid

Is you incredible source the toilet mate? Cause that's where those rumours belong I'm afraid. Gerrard will nevr leave LFC and it certainly would not be to live in Bloody Manchester! He'd rather quit football. As for your others they don't even deserve to be acknowledged let alone debated. Some real rumours I've heard is that that LFC are seriously considering a bid for Tevez if Man U don't seal the deal soon. The other two major signings that LFC are looking at (not all definately going to happen) are Barry and Kuba.

No big money players coming in guys that's just the way it is at the moment. Squad size to be reduced while also reducing the debt.


Ferguson (Newcastle) £2m
McGregor (Newcastle) £5m
Hemdani (free)
McCulloch (Stoke) £1.5m
Beasley (Schalke 04) £700,000
Dailly (free)
S. Smith (free)
G. Smith (free)
Gow (Norwich) £200,000
Adam (Blackpool) £600,000


Barr (Falkirk) £750,000
Reynolds (Motherwell) £750,000
Mulgrew (Aberdeen) £600,000
Lovenkrands (free)
Cerny (Hamilton) £400,000

Emphasis now on promoting the best of the exciting youth players now coming through.

Kevin Thomson will be named new club captain.

Little Boy Blue
  Need to laugh at the guy who said James McCarthy to Rankers – havent u watched the last two games against hamilton? rankers fans despise this bhoy because he chose to play for Eire and not scotland – the only place this BHOY is heading is to play in the green and white hoops of his heroes – the famous glasgow celtic
  Whats all the Rangers fans on with all these big money transfer targets lol.

The Debt has went up and when there next figures are out in 6 months time, the debt will be up again, even if they sell.

Forget about big money signings.

When we win 4 in a row, it will be the green half of glasgow that is doing the spending. Celtic win 4 in a row the once mighty glasgow rangers might never recover.

Anyway Gordon Stachan will leave at the end of the season and be replaced by David O'leary you heard it here first.
  Burnleys summer targets are rhys williams(m,boro) russel anderson(sunderland) darren o'dea(celtic) andrew driver(hearts) steven naismith and steven whittaker(both rangers) out will go gabor kiraly,steve jones, besart berisha, michael duff, clarke carlisle, ade akinbiyi,alan mahon and remco van der schaaf , coyle 2 sign a new contract in the next 2 weeks
  Not sure about this one because I don't know how long Sami Hyypia has left on his Liverpool contract, but word on the street is that there may be a lucrative player/coach contract on offer from Forest for next season (as long as they stay in the Championship). It's part of Nigel Doughty's (Chairman/Owner) aim to get the club into the Premier League, and manager Billy Davies wants a specialist defence coach who can also play 60% of games next season in order to achieve this.
Other Forest targets for the summer are: McSheffrey and Osbourne on a permanent basis from Birmingham/Villa
Camp from QPR
Lita from Reading
Rob Jones from Hibs
  Why, oh why, oh why do Rangers fans keep posting that the likes of Cuellar and Hutton will be re–signing. ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. Gattuso, is also a non–goer. Always looking backwards, you lot.
Anyway, Vennegoor of Hesselink to go back to Holland for 1.2m, with Celtic picking up Steven Fletcher for 4m. McGeady will also go, for 6m to either Liverpool or Spurs, with Wolves Michael Kightly as replacement.
Also, Roy Keane will not, EVER, be Celtic manager. With any luck.
  Leicester city are set for an instant return to the championship and have aproached clubs already for their services.

Jack Hobbs 500k
Kerrea Gilbert 1 mil
Junior Stanislas loan
Nick Bailey 1.5mil
Iain Hume 1 mil
David Martin 500k

Patrick Kisnorbo 1 mil Sheffield Wednesday
Levi Porter 75k Cheltenem
Paul Hnederson Free Queensland Roar
DJ Campbell 750k Blackpool
  Liverpool will raid la liga in the summer and land valencia's spanish international Raul Albiol and Athletico's Sergio Aguero.

Everton have big spending problem's, but will look to renew their intrest in Joao Moutinho of Sporting Lisbon. The Portugese International midfielder will be a free transfer in the summer of 2010 and has reiterated he will not be signing a new contract. Sporting will try to offload him in the summer for 17m but may have to cut the price.

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