Football Rumours Archive April 13 2009


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I was talking to ryan shawcross yesterday and he told me fergie was on the phone to him the other day asking hows it going at stoke he says hes never been happier he told him he prefers stoke to utd as he gets to play every game fergie said hes keeping tabs on him ryan siad no way hed leave stoke as theyr getting better by the day and tony has big plans for next season already
  Birmingham City's manager Alex McLeish will return to Scotland to retrieve three Rangers players. Barry Ferguson, Allan McGregor and Kris Boyd will join for a combined fee of £8 million. This is of course only if Birmingham get promoted.

David Moyes will be after some British talent. Keiran Richardson (Sunderland – 6 million), David Bentley (Spurs – 9 million) and Gary Neville (Man U – 1–2 million) are all on Moyes' mind.

Newcastle will have a new look squad . . regardless of whether they get relegated.
Leaving will be:
Michael Owen (Free) – Liverpool
Mark Viduka (Free) – Ausralia
Obafemi Martins (8 million) – Spurs
Damien Duff (2 million) – Wolves
Kevin Nolan (5 million) – Blackburn
Joey Barton (3 million) – No takers yet. But Newcastle will let him leave for this much.
Jonas (8 million) – Wigan
Taylor (6 million) – Aresnal
Sebastian Bassong (8 million) – Arsenal

Joining will be:
Marlon Harewood (2 million) – Villa
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (1.5 million) – Celtic
Ricky Lambert (800,000) – Bristol Rovers
Stephen Hunt (4.5 million) – Reading
Clint Dempsey (2 million) – Fulham
Denilson (loan) – Arsenal
Michael Johnson (4 million) – Man City
Bobo Balde (Free) – Celtic
Nedum Onohua (3 million) – Man City

The Matador

Stuart Taylor 600 k (VILLA)
Tom Heaton 200 k (MAN U)
Dan Gabbidon 1.3 mill (WEST HAM) (IF CITY GO UP)
Chris Gunter 2 mill (SPURS) (IF CITY GO UP)
Fran Merida Loan (ARSENAL)
Ched Evans Loan (MAN CITY)
Freddy Eastwood 1.5 mill (COVENTRY)
Michael Chopra 2 mill (SUNDERLAND)
Peter Enkelman 750 k (PETERBROUGH)
Daren Purse 600 k (NOTTINGHAM FOREST)
Joe Ledley 6 mill (WEST HAM) (IF CITY DONT GO UP)

  Top 5 rumours


joe hart(loan)


adam johnson



glen johnson
van den borre

el zhar

man u

ribery+shweinsteger(only if ronaldo goes)
valencia(if ronaldo stays)

o shea
ronaldo maybe



o hara

in the know
  Man utd
alxis sanchez
  Here are some major targets for everton, villa and tottenham.
everton ins:
jo–permenant–4 mil
michael johnson–5 mil
wes brown–3 mil
pascal chimbonda–1 mil
joao montinho–13 mil
miguel veleoso–15 mil
everton outs:
mikel arteta–arsenal–15 mil(unfortunately)
joleon lesscot–arsenal–7 mil(unfortunately)
tony hibbert–stoke–1 mil
leighton baines–west ham–5 mil
andy van der meyde–ajax–2 mil

villa ins:
maniche–6 mil
vincenzo montella–2 mil
tuncay sanli–12 mil
steven taylor–5 mil
mark viduka–2 mil
joe hart–loan
michael carrick–swap
villa outs:
nickey shorey–middlesborough–3 mil
john carew–west ham–6 mil
nigel reo–coker–tottenham–6 mil
zat knight–blackburn–2 mil
marlon harewood–wolves–2 mil
stuart taylor–cardiff–1.5 mil
garety barry–man u–5 mil

tottenham ins:
nigel reo–coker–6 mil
david wheater–4 mil
downing–13 mil
daniel agger–6 mil
yossi benayoun–4 mil
nwankwo kanu– free

tottenham outs:
darren bent–fulham–8 mil
pascal chimbonda–everton–1 mil
gilberto–psg–2 mil
kevin prince boateng–dortmund–2 mil
david bentley–portsmouth–10 mil
tom huddlestone–fulham–2 mil
ricardo rocha–porto–1 mil
alan hutton–rangers–4 mil
didier zokora–middlesborough–4 mil


AW will be staying for another 3 years, in that time expect Stan the Man to fight for the shares of Nina Bracewell Smith with Dein and Usmanov.

If the Russian wins and launches a take over David Dein will return to the board and so will AW.

Expect Tony Adams to join the club as a first team coach to be trained up under Arsene, ready to take over as manager.

No big name new signing, Arsene believes in Denilson, Diaby, Vela, Wilshere and Ramsey.

The following transfers will be made:


Senderos – Italy on Permanent deal
Ramsey – Premier league loan
Rosicky – Retirement through injury
Bischoff – Portugal or Germany
Bendtner – Premier League permanent del


Gourcuff – AC Milan
Subotic – Borussia Dortmund
Tasci – Stuttgart
  I Am a bluenose and when we get promoted we will have a clear out: Doyle–1.5milion good talent
Philips 250k
Franck Queudrue–750k
Krystian Pearce –150k
Cameron Jerome–3.5m
Martin Taylor–1m
wont make any loan signings permeant
out of favour Roberto Guana for 100k
Barry Ferguson mclish great fan not sure how much
A loaned striker either vela Macheda Nabil El Zhar
With a new gk coming in Tomasz Kuszczak or foster on loan

Also don't be suprised to see pennant go to wigan to pair up with bruce again
  A few Tottenham Hotspur rumours I've heard, probably entirely false, concerning both management and players at the club:
On the managerial front, current Croatia national team coach Slaven Bilic will join the club as Harry Redknapp's understudy midway through next season. Bilic was approached at the same time Redknapp was, but said he wanted to finish the WC qualifiers with Croatia first. Bilic played under Redknapp at West Ham, and will groomed as his replacement for when Redknapp retires (or is sacked, as is often the Spurs way).

Regarding players, Stewart Downing is no longer a target for Harry. The addition of Robbie Keane in January means that the teams top two strikers have an average height of 1.71m and Harry has decided that they are better keeping the ball on the ground, with Modric on the left. A left–winger will still be brought into the first team squad, but this is most likely to be Danny Rose, currently on loand at Watford.
Redknapp has said recently that he wants Tom Huddlestone to remain at the club. This is true, but Tom wants to leave and Harry's statement was also designed to jack up his price. Expect him to go to Everton, Fulham or Villa if Barry goes to Liverpool.
  Hey guys. . i want to start off by sayin that half of the rumours here are not authentic ones. .

People must be crazy to write rumours like Cannavaro to Man Utd and Diarra t chelsea. come ON u think chelsea will buy diarra ?? they have two top class DM 's in Mikel and Essien. Now to some rumours which make more sense . .

Wenger will look to strengthen his defence with a centre back and will also look to add some experience into his midfield.
Expect Arsenal to sign.
Bassong – 9 million from newcastle
Marcos Senna – only if a huge offer is made.
Kalou may sign if chelsea don't offer him a good contract soon.

Eboue will leave for inter

Hiddink will leave at the end of the season and expect Ancelotti to sign.
David Villa – 45 million(around that price.)
Kaka– might sign( because of ancelotti)
Trezeguet– only if his salary is high

Alex,pizarro,Deco,malouda will all leave.
  Rather than spending 24mil for David Silva, Benitez is preparing offers for THREE young attacking midfielders:

Kuba (8mil) Douglas Costa (12mil) Renato Augusto (10mil) are all targets. Babel however will move to Athletico Madrid for around 12mil with Liverpool having the option to buy him back in 2011 for 17mil or 2013 for 20mil. There will be NO first option for Sergio Aguero.

Liverpool is also chasing Diogo from Olympiacos and he will join for 10mil + Leto on loan for another year.

Benitez feels that Costa, Augusto and Diogo are all players of marvellous potential but he doesn't know if they will settle into english football. This is why he is making a purposeful attempt to sign all 3 players, so the move will not be so daunting. The 3 players will spend their first year as bit time players, so they can adapt to life in England.

Gareth Barry will join for 10mil but Rafa will now not sell Alonso so Barry will be a bit time player. But Benitez is a big fan of Barry, mainly due to his versatility. He is also trying to get Glen Johnson in for around 8mil from Portsmouth–Degen may go in the opposite direction for a 1 year loan.
  To the so–called St,Mirren fan(closet tic fan,as everyone else knows)don't talk tripe you deluded wee tim,for 106 years Celtic FC,would'nt allow anyone else but a Roman Catholic on their board,the great Jock Stein who led your mob to their greatest achievment in 1967 was ignored for a position on the same board and offered a sales position in their club pools dept.because he was a Protestant,Tommy Gemmill was often called an Orange B. tard by his Celtic/Roman Catholic teamates upon a Celtic defeat,check his book please little timmy get your facts right when talking about being bigotted,sorry for this rant,but these idiots are the scum and embarassment of Scotland.

On to football rumours which this page is for,

Rangers ins. .

Cerny Hamilton
McArthur Hamilton both for a fee of £1million
Gomis Dundee Utd
Sadanzer Dundee Utd both for a fee of £1.5million

As we bears know what deadwood is leaving it's not worth mentioning their names,this season is not finished yet by a long shot.

Keep Believing Bears
who was the idiot that pretended to be a st mirren fan just to have a go at rangers? it was pretty embarassing you Septic clown. As for the Andy Dorman rumour, its nonsense. He will not sign for Rangers. . . ever. Gers will look to bring in Craig Gordon from Sunderland but only if Alan McGregor heads in the opposite direction, or to Newcastle which looks likely. Ferguson will probably leave for someone like Bolton or Hull City with Rangers looking to Darren Barr of Falkirk (good but not good enough) Talk of Federico Macheda and Fabio of Man Utd coming in on loan for the duration of next season. Macheda though will be difficult due to the explosive start he's had to his Man U career. Expect him to goto a team high in the championship or middle of the PL.

Out for now.
  Swansea's Jason Scotland will be one of the names on Gianfranco Zola's list in the summer,as he searches for a goalscorer for West Ham.Tristan and Di Michele will be released,and Sears will be sent out on loan to gain more experience.
  For the Dingle who thinks joe mattock would come to you, unless they offer stupid money for him such as 11 million i think he will stay . Expect the champions of Div 1 to have a very deep pocket for summer rebuild signings as nigel pearson builds the squad into a championship front runner for a back to back promotion with signings of Tom Cleverly,kerrea Gilbert,Jack hobbs,nigel martin signing contracts,Tunchev has reccomended a bulgarian under 21 whizz kid signing in the summer.Also Sir Alex is so impressed with the set up at Leicester that we can expect some utd future stars on loan at the Walkers getting some regular first team expierience.Milan Mandaric has the pockets and the passion for leicester to mount a push for the premiership.
  Middlesborough will go down and will sell these players

afonso alves £4mil sunderland
adam johnson £8mil either liverpool or villa
ross turnbull free qpr
stewart downing 50p to partick thistle
mido £1.5mil wigan or reading
  Fernando llorente is a major possibility for lfc as benitez wants a strong forward to partner torres

keirrison is a potential target with all big clubs looking 4 his services nikola saric was the player every team was looking at barca real inter were all interested in him but chose liverpool beleiving he would be cover for the first team not a chance

buffon is being lined up as a replacment for victor valdes bcause valdes is demanding a new higher paying contract

arsenal want gabby agbonlahor as wenger believes he can turn gabby into the next henry
  Michael nelson of hartlepool united is ready to take advantage of his summer bosman status. a host of spl, championship, and league 1 clubs are prepared to offer him contracts for next season.

paul heffernan will be offered a new improved contract by doncaster. he is attracting the interest of numerous championship clubs including ipswich and sheff wed
  Port Vale manager Dean Glover to be replaced by Ex Burnley boss Steve Coterill at the end of the current season.
  Rafa is looking at signing a proven English striker because of potential changes with Champions League rules.

This is why he wanted Heskey, before he signed for Villa.

A number of names have been identified but not yet revealed.

There is strong belief that Liverpool have agreed a deal to bring an English international to Anfield in the summer.
  Firstly to the trumpet who said this!!!!!!!

Firstly lets make this clear to Rangers fans, YOU are Scotlands shame, a club with standards, don't make me laugh, you are the most bigoted club in the world. Yes Celtic have problems attached to their support as well but there really is no comparison. A small minority caused touble in Manchester, mmmm you must be as ignorant as Bain and the Scottish press were in denying the scale of the riots. Just so people know i am a St.Mirren fan and our club along with the rest of Scottish football detest the rotten Ibrox bunch, its not just Celtic fans who feel this way. We can't all be wrong about Rangers.
For a football rumour unfortunately Andy Dorman will sign for the rotten mob in the summer for a fee of 1 million, a big loss for the Buddies but this money will be invested in the team as we are in a very good position fianancially. Oh aye and one other thing we will do the Gerts in the cup semi in a couple of weeks to leave yous empty handed once again, come on ye Saints!!!!!

We all know that you lay down to sellik to hand them the league !
And how can anyone that lives in paisley slag off Rangers for being scotlands shame !
Wont be your team anyway coz you will never make europe ! As for beating us in the cup if your that sure go put some money on it ! but if i were you i wouldn't waste my money !
Any way on to the iportant stuff!

Daily Weir Smith Hemdani All free
Beasly Shalke 500,000
Adam blackpool 500,000
Gow Wolves 500,000
Boyd brum 2.75 mil
Ferguson Sunderland 500,000 plus Healey
McGregor Blackburn 4.5 mil

Machada Man U loan
Rafel Man u loan
Cerny and McArthur Hamilton 2 mil
Healy Sunderland part of Ferguson deal
Aguair Hearts free {out of contract }
Driver hearts 1.5 million
Tavalarids lille free [ out of contract }

Four in a row where did it go !
  Rafa Benitez has tied up a deal that will bring Diogo of Olympiakos to Anfield for 9m plus Sebastian Leto for another season long loan. Rafa sees Leto as a vital part of Liverpool's future.Gareth Barry will also arrive for 10m and Glen Johnson for 9m.Maxi Rodriguez will move to Anfield in a straight swap deal for Alvaro Arbeloa. Raul Albiol will sign for the Reds in a 12m

Andrea Dossena will move back to Italy to play for Genoa for 6m. Hertha Berlin cannot afford 3.5m for Andriy Voronin so the Ukrainian will move to Hoffenheim along with Lucas for 8.5m. Philipp Degen will move to Wolfsburg and Charles Itandje will move back to France to play for Auxerre for 1m. Daniel Agger is fed up of not playin and Juventus will come to his rescue for 9m. Jermaine Pennant wants to try his luck in the SPL and he will sign for Rangers for free.Many youngsters will move on loan for a 6 month period, such as Jay Spearing, Damien Plessis, Kristian Nemeth and Martin Kelly
  To the person who agreed with comments posted by "in arsene we trust"
i don't know how you can say diaby and denilson should go on loan to championship sides. that's a complete insult to 2 players who have both played major parts in may i remind you an 18 league game unbeaten run. yeah we may never have replaced vieira or flamini but with these 2 players plus the ever improving alex song do we need to now??? i personally think diaby is class. he is still a little raw but when he is on form he is almost unplayable. cast your mind back to the away game at newcastle this season and the second half performance!! the more i see these 3 players the less i think we need to sign another midfielder. a centre bac or 2 yes but that's it.
paul the gooner
  All the rumours linking Aguero with Manchester United are utter rubbish – No right minded manager (and SAF is many things, but stupid he is not), would have a team containing 3 world class players (ie. Rooney, Tevez and Aguero)who all play the same role. Insteed, they will ship out Berbatov (who has been a complete failure) for c£18m (Man City / back to Spurs)and bring in a proven goalscorer. Do not be suprised to see a bid for Eto (£18m+), plus Owen (free) and Raul from Real Madrid (£7m+) as back up.
Ronaldo will leave, but the fee's being branded about are way off the mark – He has had his day, and ManU will be lucky to get more than £40m (not the £70m people are quoting). Finally, Anderson will go – Good player but nowhere mear as good as his £18m fee suggested – He will be off the Italy, with Man Utd looking for a solid centre back as p/x (several names been mentioned – none confirmed)
  LFC Rumours:
Some great 'rumours' on this site, have Liverpool spending in excess of £100m this summer – Even if they are taken over (which WILL happen, but not by the expected parties), that sort of money will not be available. A max transfer kitty of £30m will be available, plus any income from sales, which will be as follows:
Dossena – £5m – Roma
Vorinon – £4m – Hamburg
Agger – £12m – AC Milan
Lucas – £8m – At Madrid (with option to resign)
Add to the above £10m which will be released from the sale of Keane, the kitty is: £69m.
Will buy, as follows:
Barry – £10m
Aguero – £35m
Johnson – £10m
Wheater – £10m
Plus one or two on loan, including Bojan.
  To all the people saying David Silva will come to Liverpool this will not happen, the only English team who he would come to would be Manchester City purely because of financial muscle, Silva has stated in the past that he would prefer a move to another Spainsh side this is most likely going to be Real Madrid or Barcelona to replace either Arjen Robben or Andres Iniesta. Liverpool will sign one "big money" player for 20–30 million this could be either Aguero or Tevez as well as several 10 million players such as Kuba, Diogo, Maxi etc.

Outs– Aguiar(out of contract), Mikoliunas, Cesnauskas, Kingston(2–3 Million), Kello, Mole,

If substantial bids come in– Driver, Wallace, Obua, Zaliukas

Ins– Black(ICT), Rosa, Velicka, Barr, Arfield, Dorman
Some of the players that will change teams this summer for sure:

C.Ronaldo – Real Madrid
Nani – Everton
Berbatov – Man City
Kranjkar – Man Utd
Sanchez – Man Utd
Drenthe – Man Utd
Gago – Man Utd
Douglas Costa – Arsenal
Hargreaves – Everton
Valencia – Man Utd
Saviola – Man Utd
Brown – Everton
Fletcher – Everton
Veloso – Arsenal
G.Barry – Liverpool
Jo – Everton
Dzeko – Man Utd
Tuncay – Liverpool
Raul – Liverpool
Hulk – Liverpool
Bassong – Arsenal
Richards – Arsenal
Joe Hart – Arsenal
Inler – Arsenal
Lescott – Arsenal
Zarate – Liverpool
G.Johnson – Liverpool
Cannavaro – Man Utd
Diogo – Liverpool
M. Diarra – Chelsea
W. Love – Chelsea
Pavlychenko – Chelsea
Zhirkov – Chelsea
M. Caceres – Chelsea
Owen – Liverpool
Rooney – Real Madrid
Essien – Real Madrid
Benzema – Real Madrid
Rafinha – Real Madrid
X.Alonso – Real Madrid
Maicon – Real Madrid
Kerrison – Barcelona
F. Torres – Barcelona
Terry – Barcelona
Ribery – Barcelona
Cech – Barcelona
Lahm – Real Madrid
Arbeloa – Real Madrid
Riera – Villareal
Vidic – Real Madrid
Albiol – Real Madrid
Fabregas – Real Madrid
Kaka – Real Madrid
Tevez – Ath Madrid
Evra – Barcelona
Kolo Toure – Barcelona
Silva – Real Madrid
Agger – Milan
Anderson – Sevilla
Moutinho – Ath Madrid
Coloccini – Sevilla
Aguero – Barcelona
Rosicky – Valencia
Villa – Barcelona
Clichy – Milan
Adebayor – Milan
Drogba – Man City
F.Aurelio – Valencia
Alex – Ath Madrid
Cuellar – Sevilla
Arteta – Ath Madrid
Santa Cruz – Man City
Van Nistelrooy – Man City
Babel – Villareal
Renato – Man City
Elano – Villareal
Woodgate – Man City
  Chris Coleman will make a few changes to the Coventry City squad over the summer as they look for Promotion next season.

Ins – Anthony Gerrard (Walsall), Andrew Driver (Hearts), Simon Cox (Swindon), Gary McSheffrey (Birmingham), Joe Lewis (Peterbrough), David McGoldrick (Southampton), Will Buckley (Rochdale) and a central midfielder to play alongside Aron Gunnarsson.

Outs – Elliott Ward, Michael Mifsud, Andy Marshall, Leon McKenzie, Dimi Konstantopoulos, Robbie Simpson (loan), Donovan Simmonds (loan), Kevin Thornton (loan).
  Manchester United and Man City are currently in discussions over a summer deal that will see SAF dispose of Berbatov and receive 20 million pounds plus a player of his choice. City desperately want the player they were supposed to sign in August. United have identified the player they want, and he is not Brazilian. The player moving from blue to red will be Stephen Ireland. Devilish7
  Dean Windass to be Player manager at Bradford City next season.

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