Football Rumours Archive March 12 2010


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12 Mar 2010 19:06:59
Rafa has been told that if he doesn't finish 4th then torres or mascherano must be sold to make up the short fall. rafa has stated that any attempt to sell his star players will result in his resignation wich the board are banking on as his contract is too expernsive to terminate. most likely he will accept the real madrid offer anyway.

torres is unlikely to anywhere but barcelona (as he has stated) therefore a summer move for torres and mascherano is likley however with thierry henry keen on a move back to the premier league then he could be part of the deal.


12 Mar 2010 19:11:20
Forest fans..petty egos off field are caisung strife at the club. Ill informed and looking to boost ego but not club, several 'in the know' posters are alledging boardroom unrest. Complete rubbish, the club is as one, signings will come but agents and leaked stories are killing deals. A left back from Villa was lost because of these leaks. Other players lined up so just be patient and those with old jom egos..get a life.PSR


12 Mar 2010 17:33:40
Arsenal to land a Gk, CB, DM, ST.
GK – Hugo Lloris £15m
CB – Mamadou Sakho £11m + Silvestre
DM – Tom Huddlestone £7m (unlkely but true)
ST – Chamakh. £0
total £32m
Gallas £0
Silvestre p/ex
Denlson £10m
Almunia £6m
total £16m

net spend £16m








12 Mar 2010 17:43:40
Hot off the press this lads. A good lad I know has just been off the phone to confirm two bits of done deal for the summer, he's an Everton reserve coach so.

1: Yobo is definitely off, and its looking more and more like Bolton or Marseille.

2: Rodwell to United is almost a done deal. The club are trying to grab as much money as they can for the fan backlash. It will all be proper media managed. Fellaini is going to sign an extended contract to coincide with this to lessen the blow and help with having the deep lying midfielder place all wrapped up.

80% of the money made from both will be available to Moyes to spend. He didn't say they had anyone in mind.


12 Mar 2010 16:33:23
With regards to LFC, some of your post's are in fact a little wide of the mark, we represent a sporting agency in canary wharf, we deal with adverts, sponsorship, promotional's we also deal with estate agents for and when sporting people or teams visit the south of england.
if benitez does 'leave' anfield we know that mourinho, o'neil and hiddink will NOT be your new manager!! we are led to believe that it may well be del bosque, rijkaard or mccleish? we can also say that chamakh has joined afc and that wenger and fabregas will not be leaving, to the north–east side of london modric, palacios, bale, defoe or evn pavluychenko will not be leaving thfc, players names that names have been moved to us for possible moves are swp/pienaar to arsenal, atreta/sandro spurs, i will confirm that joe cole will only go north to one club . man utd ! his prefered destination is to remain in london with the player eager to link up with mr redknapp once again? we have so far recieved nothing with regards to mr redknapp wanting the player at whl.


12 Mar 2010 16:39:56
Several premiership clubs r watching jermaine johnson of sheff wed for a summer capture. rumoured to b everton, sunderland, stoke and birmingham


12 Mar 2010 14:30:04
Arsenal targeting a GK, CB, CDM and ST
GK – no idea
CB – usual names e.g. Subotic/Sakho
CDM – Felipe Melo
ST – Marouane Chamakh plus maybe 1 of Zidan or Hernandez


12 Mar 2010 13:55:27
Barce don't want torres! im a spanish football big follower with a fair bit of knowledge.barce are interested in two players in the forward position..frank ribery and david silva.both are bein watchd in pretty much every game thy play n nt too see if there good, thats obvious and an understament.there bein watchd too see who fits the bill better to fill tht left forward role.both are very similar in terms of a startn position n thy both lik to get round the pitch n play.i mean rly play.ribery would probably be the president joan laportas 1st choice signing. hes a bigger name than silva n aswell as bein a big player would also bring in massive revenue.on the other hand tho, guardiola likes silva and having recently signed a new contract in which pep only did so on the handshake of he would have the main say in which plyers come in aswell of out.(the president will deal with the transfers, pricetag, contract etc still)silva will sign in the summer!! obviosly cesc fabregas is a wanted man but it looks as tho he will sign in the summer 2011!

real madrid will sign ribery, the other player mentiond in the earlia post.chelsea and man city have both made enquiries to his representatives but it will be real who he will be plying his trade at next season.regerdless of whos in the managers hot seat next season, (pellergrino is doubtfull, especialy after the champs league exit) perez the president has made him top target!


12 Mar 2010 13:39:03
I have it on very good sources ( local council included ) that everton and Liverpool will be announcing a site has been located for ground share and agreed, the 75000 sestet stadium will be ready for the 2012–13 season, everton will use the funds saved to improve the squad, bids for portos hulk, jermaine jenas, senderos and Ryan shawcross will all be placed this summer, yakubu will be offered back to boro as per a clause in his contract, u heard it here first!


12 Mar 2010 10:50:16
Benitez will be the Real Manager next season, Rafa turned down a few "big clubs" in the summer but will not turn down Real.

Rafa's appointment means Alonso will leave, naturally he is linked to Liverpool with a swap deal involving Mascherano but Chelsea are seriously interested and they are faves to land him.

Torres is likely to be at Barca next year. A few more Liverpool player face the chop, Reira, Babel, Lucas and Ngog. As for a new manager Liverpool have sniffed around Sven, Roy Hodgson, The Special One, Klinsmann my guess is either Sven or Hodgson will get the job but there is substantial money on offer for TSO.

Whoever takes over will have to do a lot of rebuilding, a new LB, RM, CM, LM, and two strikers are needed. With Liverpool being vulnerable expect bids for Renia, Agger, Johnson, Gerrard, Mascherano, Yossi and Torres by Real, MU, Chelsea, Citeh, Inter and Barca


12 Mar 2010 11:04:48
Southend United manager Steve Tilson has, this morning, walked out on the job. David Webb will be in tempoarary charge for the rest of the season.

Tilson is sick of the regime at Roots Hall, and the final straw was the dismissal of long–term assistant Paul Brush on Monday.

Tilson and Brush have been approached by Graham Turner to take over at Hereford United.

Southed United will cease to exist in 33 days time, so Tilson has resigned knowing he would not have received a pay–off from a sacking.


12 Mar 2010 11:41:45
Everton Rumours: Gudjohnsen – Monaco (1mil)
Criscito – Genoa (5mil)
Collison – (6mil)
Odonkor – Betis (5mil)


12 Mar 2010 09:14:57
Re: "Anyone with some real rumours instead of computer created serarios from Football/Championship Manager??! I don't beleive anyone would know some of the young 'wizz kids' as stated on this web site without playing the game, and yes, i do play the game but don't then spout of sequesnces of events from it.Real rumours please, on BCFC if possible??!Keep Right On!"

Apologies but no BC rumours, but as another football management sim player, I agree with a lot of the above. I always find it amazing how well a bunch of fragile la liga wingers acclimatise to the epl in these games. If only that were true, rafa might still be LFC manager next season. Perhaps rafa needs to spend less time on the sims :–)

No one needed a computer game to spot holes in lfc's squad at start of season. Lots and lots of rumours now but that's largely cos the agents are in overdrive positioning their players for what's expected to be a big clear out.

Whoever came up with the carra to be manager story deserves a gold star. Quality. Rumour of the season to date. Shame it won't happen.

Non–simulated rumours follow:–) . 95% must be agent–driven tosh and it all depends on who's manager next season and whether the financing issues are more sorted. But the more interesting stuff I've read/heard –

GK – no names but a new deputy to reina being sort. Therefore, Cav out?

Defence – Taiwo, Bale, belhadj rumoured ins at full back. Other than Taiwo I have my doubts; kjaer, carrico, tomkins, wilson at centre. KJaer has said he wants to (as dictated by his agent), the others all look iffy. Outs – aurelio, degen, and at least 1 of the 4 main centre backs. That's in play. Would insua survive a manager change? I also heard the buchtman to fulham deal started life as an aborted bid for smalling but not sure.

Midfield – turans another to have issued a come and get me. Isn't he more of a gerrard role than a winger though? Lots and lots of names but little of substance. Re: Milner – why would we want a player who can be marked out of a game by a championship player. Shame tabb fell asleep at half time :–). Walcott, j cole, lennon all sound good but don't seem overly likely. Mata – isn't he one of those fragile la liga wingers? He looks good but we don't want another riera. As much as I admire silva I fear the same. Ireland – well mancini's not guaranteed to hang around is he? Mark davies, cairney, Collison – maybe. Outs – any permutation of babel, riera, aquilani. The benyaoun stuff is just his agent positioning to get him a better deal isn't it. Lucas to go if rafa goes.

Up front – jovanovic 90% done deal ignoring regime change. A big guy to come in as plan b – but not jones please. Kuyt off to germany (?)

Also heard that, and think this is already happening across most of the major clubs, there'll be a continuing thinning out of the reserve/youth ranks to bring in overseas players who will qualify as home grown after 3 years.

Torres/Gerrard – never say never but any new manager would probably rather have them than not. Also given that its a wolrd cup summer most good managers are going to want to have the core of their teams in place asap, so I think we may be disappointed about the actual level of activity across the baord, although the event itself will throw up a few good uns.

Now for those Football Manager rumours – there's this young right sided wingback at V :–)


12 Mar 2010 09:46:05
Liverpool's summer targets:

Simon Kjaer
Taye Taiwo / Vasilis Torosidis
Juan Manuel Mata / Arda Turan
Milan Jovanovic


12 Mar 2010 01:34:14
Its looking more and more likely that Rafa will be off to R.Madrid this summer with;
Hiddink, McLeish, van Gaal, O'Niel, Mourinho, Hitzfeld, Rijkaard, del Bosque & Aragones all being lined up.


12 Mar 2010 01:58:14
Man city are supposedly making a 50m+ stephen ireland offer to real madrid for c.ronaldo in the summer to replace robinho.
arsenal to sign 2 young defenders in the summer with a possibility that one of them is jonny evans and joe cole may also sign for arsenal.
gallas contract extension pretty much certain.
rafa is selling his house and properties in england so he is probably moving along, rumors are that real madrid want him.
xerez f.c wanting to sign fellainin.
gerrard is not leaving the reds but torres is very likely to be going out since its beggining to look increasinly harder for liverpool to seal 4th place, if man city do not sign c.ronaldo torres will almost certainly be joining city.
ribery is most likely to be joining real madrid in the summer.
vito mannone, carlos vela, fran merida, jack wilshere, kyle bartley and craig eastmond go on loan at the start of next season to chamions league teams to gain first team experience etc.


12 Mar 2010 03:54:02
Big changes at Anfield this summer! Similar to the situation at Bayern Munich in 07 when they failed to qualify for the Champions League. A new manager will take the reigns with Rafa looking destined for Real Madrid and a full revamp of our now lackluster squad.
Guus Hiddink, Martin O'Neil & Frank Rijkaard have all been linked and either would be celebrated, from me and most Liverpool fans. Players being identified to rescue us are;
Kenwyne Jones(Out of favour with Bruce)
Mario Balotelli
Thierry Henry
Juan Mata(Part Ex. with Riera)
James Milner
Shaun Wright–Phillips
Arda Turan(Has recently issued a come and get me plea)
Stephen Ireland(Out of favour with Mancini)
Joao Moutinho
Fernando Gago
Gareth Bale(Would be eager to join if Ekotto keeps him out of the starting 11)
Taye Taiwo
Simon Kjaer(Has also recently issued a come and get me plea)
Micah Richards
Adam Matthews


12 Mar 2010 07:06:41
Pav – Defoe
Crouch – Gio

Kranjcar – Modric – Palacios – Lennon
Bellamy – Hudders – Ireland – Bentley

Ekotto – Bassong – Dawson – Corluka
Bale – Woodgate – King – Naughton



12 Mar 2010 07:37:12
Rafa benitez will not be at lfc next season. lille result was turning point for owners. no unity in team. players have no faith him. have you noticed, players no longer support him with quotes in the media. 100% confirmed. unfortunately jose is top of wish list.


11 Mar 2010 23:51:23
Forest to get 3 in on loan. Surman, Koumas and Spurr keep the faith Reds Billy is taking us up.


12 Mar 2010 00:21:19
Coming in strong McLIESH in for RAFFA, S job
nobody better, only one thing, financally he would be leaving a club with more money!!


11 Mar 2010 22:35:11
Arsenal Rumours.
A new Goalkeeper – Joe Hart, Robert Green, Hugo Lloris, Rene Adler, Manuel Neur, Igor Akinfeev, Diego Lopez, Sebastien Frey, Steve Mandanda.
Expect 1 of these as a replacement for Almunia who is probably on his way back to spain. I would like to see Frey or Lopez.

A back up Centre Back – Mahmadou Sakho, Neven Subotic, Serdar Tasci, Cristian Zapata.
Expect one of these to replace Silveste who is bound for france.
I would like to see Sakho.

A centre forward – Marouane Chamakh, probably already a done deal.


11 Mar 2010 22:37:40
The "Taps" in Lytham has taken a back seat as PNE fans were getting annoyed at the inside info.

You may have seen the story I posted on WELBECK's injury that's keeping him out of action for another 4 – 6 weeks which I sent in on Tuesday confirmed in the local press, also his proposed season loan to FULHAM now being discussed by MAN UTD and ROY HODGSON.

FERGIE Jr has caused a lot of dramatic "changes" at Preston over the weeks and senior players including WALLACE, CHAPLOW, SHUMULIKOSKI, ST. LEDGER, LONERGAN & CARTER have agreed moves away or are looking at moves away to new clubs with PNE's full knowledge.

It's also looking very likely that LEEDS UTD may be CALLUM DAVIDSONS new club next seasonalong with his best mate GAVIN McCANN from BOLTON.

Biggest news to come out of DEEPDALE in the coming weeks will be the alarming increase on the drastic level of Debt.
Half year results, due to be published in April will show increased losses due to dwindling gate receipts, poor club sponsorship and increased players wages.

The "inform" MATTY JAMES has a large number of teams looking for his services on loan for next season..even though FERGIE Jr has "requested" he stay..JAMES will leave PNE at the end of the season.

It's not looking good for PNE at present and the chance of PNE or FERGIE Jr being able to buy or attract the better players on loan for next season is looking very, very unlikely.


11 Mar 2010 22:48:08

All that I have heard is that:
1. Sullivan and Gold want to sell Diamanti as they believe he was not worth £6million! (what are they on about!)
2. Franco will not get a contract renewal
3. Zola may choose to leave in the summer because of Sullivan's interfierance.

Thats it but that has all been reported in key newspapers and websites etc. and has been floating around for a while now.




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