Football Rumours Archive July 14 2009


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Walsall are in talks with Lee Hughes after he rejected a contract offer from Notts County. He is to play up front with Deeney with new signing, Jones, on the wing.

Junior has also been rumoured to be returning to the bescot/banks. This would be a welcomed arrival to Walsall.

Hutchings wants to bring in a new left back and defender to make up his first team. Smith will have to fight it out with the new center back to get into the first team.

He also wants to bring in another winger.Till is the main candidate for this position.
  Rummor from a good sorce van the man the horse is in talks with lfc only block is xabi's price theres a bit of a stand off over the deal
  Liverpool to sign Oba Martins and Van Nistelrooy before the window shuts
Itandje and Voronin will definitely leave
  West Ham are looking to be busy before the season starts. Players out:Faubert,Boa Morte,Davenport,Ashton,Upson and Quashie.
Players in: Richards,Mancini,Gudjonnsen,Balotelli and Ledley.
  Bristol City are set to sign Semih Aydilek in the next 24 hours. City have also turned down a bid of £1.5m from stoke city for Adriano Basso. Bristol Rovers are trying to tie a deal up for ex p. doe player Jaime Cureton
  Manchester City Breaking News. .

John Terry. Signing a possibility Wednesday Evening.

Lescott. Signing Tuesday Evening.

Adebayor. In Discussions possibility Wednesday morning

City are in discussions with a right back not sure who

Eto. has come out of the woodwork and NOW wants to join City. . .SORRY TO LATE
  Ashley young from villa to tottenham or everton? this has all come from paper talk in the daily comic books and is not true at all. The claims that Young is in a villa nightmare or has fallen out with MON are completely made up, every single post match interview, MON singles out Young as their ''genius'' in midfield. Young has only very recently brought a new home in stourbridge (My cousin lives in the next street, doubt me if you wish, but its true)and with 3 years left on his contract. .the fee would have to bee 30million plus to even be considered. 17million being quoted by some is a joke.
On the rumours front, Berg has snubbed both villa and spurs in favour of a move to the bundesliga.
  Rounding up the rumours of all the big teams! Arsenal are expected to turn their attention to Blaise Matuidi, who Wenger reckons can become a force in central midfield for just £2.5m. They also have an eye on a replacement for Adebayor, who looks set for a £22m move to City, and that is Jean–Pierre Gignac from Toulouse, who could cost up to £12m but is a goal machine. Chelsea are looking to sign one or two big signings, and these two could be Wesley Sneijder and Sergio Aguero or Alexandre Pato. Sneijder could be available for £15m, as Real Madrid are clearing out. Aguero is a real poacher, and at 21 is definitely worth £30m+. Pato however, would suit the prem more, hes strong and quick, but could cost up to £50m. Liverpool will only sign a player if Alonso or Mascherano leave, and that player could indeed be van der Vaart, who also will be available for about £17m. City to sign Adebayor and Tevez by the end of the week, but will fail in bid to sign John Terry, and will instead look to sign Lescott or Lucio. Man Utd, despite Fergies comments, could be forced to look at new recruits such as Douglas Costa, "the new Ronaldinho" for about £15m. Finally, Inter Milan will sign Deco n Carvalho for about £12m, and will offload Balotelli and Mancini on loan to West Ham or Serie A clubs.

The Football Brain.
  To the guy who said 'diego (bremen) 16.5 million' to Madrid
Diego just signed for Juventus this summer, so that is utter nonsense.

–––– Liverpool Fc Rumours ––––

Unfourtunately, there will be no more big signings this summer. Only if Alonso leaves, expect negredo + sneijder to join liverpool.
  Rangers to finalise two loan deals, Fulhams' defender Baird and West Hams' Faubert.
  Celtic Transfer Latest

As well as Fortune, the other three front–runners of Mowbray's 'Four Targets' are:

1. Landry N'Guemo of course, who will put off late interest from Portsmouth to sign this week on a one year loan from Nancy with the view to a £1.4m transfer.
2. Juan Carlos Menesquez will come in from WBA for less than £1m to compete with Shaun Maloney in filling the void left by Nakamura.
3. Celtic still in for Xabi Castillo from Real Sociedad, UEFA laws mean the 23–year–old Spaniard is available at a bargain price if he moves outwith his country – less than £200,000 compensation would need to be paid.

Mowbray is in no hurry to axe any player, and that includes McManus. As of yet, no bids have been recieved for any first team players.

On a more ridiculous note – loan moves for Cacares from Barcelona and unwanted Bellamy can only be hoped for given the costs.
  I live in the North East (near Durham), and today my boss swears that she saw Craig Bellamy driving past her as she waited to cross the road. Either he's visiting friends (such as Shearer), or with Man City making moves for Tevez and Adebayor, chances are he's going to Sunderland
  Lfc rumours
alonso to real madrid 26 mill
arbeloa to real 5.5 mill
dossena to juve 4 mill

david silva 23 mill
martins 6 million
  Barnsley look set to sign jason roberts from blackburn on a season long loan with a view to permanent signing, no fee agreed but will be negotiated throughout the season

as well as this, the reason barnsley are playing malaga is because it is part of the deal taking luke potter on a loan to malaga throughout the season
there'll be a clause letting him come back if barnsley need cover for kozluk at left back
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MAN CITY to offer Bolton Wanders £5m plus TAL BAN HAIM + BENJANI for GARY CAHILL following arrivals of TEVEZ, ADEBEYOR and TERRY. CITY'S final player of the summer will be a late bid for GREMIO's DOUGLAS COSTA.

Fergie's comments today were directly aimed at two clubs, Gremio and Atletico Madrid. It's clear that Fergie still wants both Aguero and Douglas Costa at the club, but he's unwilling to pay the absurd prices he's been quoted. Simply put, Atletico want as much for Aguero as Real Madrid paid for a Ballon D'Or, CL, and WC champ in Kaka. If Fergie can get Aguero for mid 40s and if he can get Costa for around 10, then expect him to pull the trigger on both.

Also, for all the loonies linking players like Rooney, Vidic and Carrick with the exit door, please, please please rejoin the rest of us here in reality.
  Rangers News

Charlie Adam is stalling over a move to Blackpool after the seasiders apparently refused to match his current Ibrox wage and find him accomodation outwith the East coast town. Adam now looks likely to hold out for a move to rival Lancashire club Preston North End, who have matched Blackpool's £500k bid for the 23 year old midfielder.

Barry Ferguson is interesting Birmingham boss, and foremer Rangers gaffer Alex McLeish, however financial constraints and doubts over Ferguson's fitness could scupper any potential move from the Blues.

Sporting Lisbon central defender Tonel is set to sign for Rangers in the coming weeks after personal terms were agreed over the weekend, a transfer fee must now be decided, however Rangers will hold out until one or two fringe stars secure moves away from Ibrox to prevent paying unnecessary wages.

And finally, Rangers could turn to a golden oldie to bolster their squad for next season. Falkirk's Neil McCann is a former Ibrox favourite and is on the brink of a surprise return to the club where he spent the best years of his career. A break down in relations at Westfield mean McCann could be made a free–agent and would be offered a pay–as–you–play deal by Walter Smith meaning the deal would benefit player and club greatly. McCann is seen as ideal cover for left midfield as Smith tracks Hearts' Andrew Driver and West Bromich Albion's Chris Brunt, while American star DaMarcus Beasley may have played his last game for the club, interest from Germany and Belgium may see the former Man City and PSV man move back to the continent in search of first team football.

More to come in the weeks ahead.
  Joe mattock (Leicester City) To Newcastle Unites 4.5m (sun)

Danny Webber (free agent) Leicester City
  Who wil be the guy that Rafa will Sign that will piss SAF off?

Former ManU players?

van nistelrooy?
D. Forlan

or a player like:
Aguero (very unlikly)
Silva (SAF may have wanted him?)

Any thoughts guys??????????/

LOL SAF not even signing anyomre players didumbs

  What fergie has said about he will not sign anyone else is rubbish.I swear hes said it before and when he is asked about him not signing anyone else he will say it was to good of an opportunity to miss out on such a player. im not in the now or anything just think this will happen

  SPL transfer info

stern john and sol campbell on their way to celtic with more to follow. scott brown on his way to bolton.

andy driver to sunderland, christian nade to motherwell

andy dorman, peter lovenkrands, tomas cerny and andre bahia to sign for rangers. barry ferguson to b'ham, allan mcgregor and pedro mendes to spurs.

also heard a celtic takeover might come about, but im not sure about details just yet. will inform you when i get more info.

'The Great JD'
  Cannigia off to Austria with Dundee FC, considering a player manager role at 42! Still is a possible investor with the club
  Derby Are After Matt Mills They Have Bidded 1.5 And The Offer Has Been Accpeted. Derby Will Also Sign Majewsi This week With Gunter And Barker.
  I have heard from very good source at the club [youth coach] that Celtics majority shareholder Dermot Desmond is to meet up with Ruud Van Nistelrooy in Ireland this week to discuss a 1yr deal at Celtic which he himself will bankroll, the deal may be a loan deal but is something tht would suit RVN as regular football would make sure of his world cup place as he won't be a regular starter at RM
  Cattermole 2 sign for the pool after wednesdays game against st gallen!!
  Celtic Rumours
Nguemo Loan completed today or tomorrow
Van Nistelrooy shown around lennoxtown but will not go any further as we are skint and can't afford his boots.
Danny Fox – Coventry left back

I want to clear a few things up with Celtic fans;
some people no longer like bobo balde but he wanted to play for the club and strachan tried to force him out so he stayed – you would all do the same. its not his fault it's the club for offering him the contract if they never wanted him

People saying vennegoor was rubbish last year – he was injured for months it was obvious he wouldn't score much. when v of h is fit he scores goals simple.

How league was lost. Rangers won it fair enough but if you look at it – we had only 1 experienced striker fit (mcdonald) V of H n Samaras were injured and the only striker scoring was young sheridan then we loaned him out. If we would have invested in a striker the league would have been won as we wouldn't have thrown away the league with 0–0 draws.

& Players like Killen, McCourt and Flood have all been getting stick recently from some fans and I just don't get it. How can you judge people on 5 minute substitute appearances. Strachan never gave them a chance – the fans are too quick to judge.
Even people saying Riordan was rubbish and never "made it" at celtic whatever that means. He never got a chance neither and even going back to hibs as a left midfielder most of the time he managed 12 goals on first year back.
  Man utd rumores
(to join valenica,owen&obertan)
zaltan ibrahimov (£50m + nani)inter
samuel eto'o (£25m)barca
franck ribery (£69m)b.munich
segio kun aguero (£35–£45m)
klas jan huntenglaar (£19m)real mad.
arjen robben (£22.5m)real mad.
wesley snidger (£15m)real mad.
rafeal van der vaart (£10m)real mad.
david silva (£25m)valencia
yaya toure (£25m)barca

not all will be signed but 1 will to replace ronaldo and most likely will be eto'o or aguero, toure will only sign if mashcarno or fabregas join barcalona

ronaldo,tevez,campbell,lee martin GONE ALREADY
NANI(will be offered as p/e with any big signin most likely sign for ath mad valencia or inter with talk of s.lisbon redy 2 offer cash plus der captian joao moutinho or defensive midfeilder miguel veloso)
  West Ham to sign
Van Nistlerooy–£2.0mil
Sol Campbell–free
Mar Viduka–free

di michele

all these sales will create a budget of £25 mill which will allow Zola £10 million extra transfer kitty for anyone he wants

  Cardiff City news.
I work at the North Queensland Fury stadium as an asstiant groundsman.
Robbie Fowler has decided to return to the UK to takeover as coach at Cardiff City.
He turned down a similar position at Tranmere.
Terry Burton the current Cardiff City coach is to take control of the Bluebirds scouting system.
  To the clueless guy who said this:–
"Breaking news this sun evening. Sir Alex to spring another major shock to the world of football by completing the capture of Ronaldinho over the next couple of days. United have already had talks with his brother and agent and personal terms have almost been agreed. United will make a bid to Milan next"
Right, firstly you make a bid then if club accepts you talk to player!!!! You do not talk to player then make a bid. . that is called tapping up in which you would get told off by the high people. . . stop posting utter garbage pal, rumours yes because that is what this site is, utter nonsense no!!!!
Now then to a rumour or 2, it seems that the top 4 are struggling to attract the top world players, so we will see a lot of movement in the next few weeks of proven english players moving up. These will be players like Nolan, SWP, Bentley, Cattermole and Aaron Lennon. Thes will all move to bigger clubs before September!!
Copy and paste this rumour as these players will be elsewhere next season.
The Fact Man.
  Eddie Johnson is to return to Cardiff City on a season long loan. He is set to replace the departing Ross McCormack who will shortly join Hull City.
  Who,s the joker,Kitson,(5.5m),Whelan,(2.5m),for Morgan,(500,000)you are having a laugh,we will loan you both for wages paid,1.3m,the season.
Tony Pullis is very canny when dealing and very rarely makes mistakes.Morgan would not make Stoke.s first team,we are looking to push on with quality.With a good chairman,all season tickets sold,transfer kitty,approx 26m + more if required,we will be going for bigger fish,+players out of course money no object,looking forward to another good Premiership season.
  If Kyle Naughton is wanted by Spurs, it sheds some light on Harry's thinking and future transfer dealings. Corluka can play at right back, but his best position according to Billic is as a holding midfielder. The fact he can also play centre back is handy.

With Hutton, Chimbonda and Gunter, Naughtons arrival would allow Chimbonda and Gunter to leave. Both players have been approached and want to move.

With Huddlestone in the best shape of his life, and Palcios, Corluka, Jenas and O'Hara to partner Modric, rumours of Sissoko and Capoue look daft. Especially as Keane will cover Modric as an attacking midfielder. This will be especially true if Spurs get a left footed, left sided midfielder where Modric was played late last season.

Mend and make do for the time being though. Don't forget Rose, Parret and Bostock. Dos Santos and Taraabt.
  David beckham will sign 2 year deal with spurs midweek,all the fuss with his team mate in usa has gone to far.he has house 15 miles from spurs training ground.he will bit part play and move into coaching year on with the youth accademy.
  Dear mr Ngiak
Mr Duckula wonders if u remember the torres transfer from atletico to liverpool, when man u offered 28mil, then 30mil, then 35 mil for torres and atletico turned them down. Then liverpool bid 20.5mil initial fee and atletico accepted. So in answer to ur question yes it is possible liverpool could get aguero for less than anyone else as we have good links with atletico, and they appreciate that were not arrogant enough to try and bully them with our money. We want aguero. Aguero supports liverpool. All that's left is to wait until the deal is good for everyone including atletico, and THATS why we could get him cheaper, because unlike the most arrogant team in the world we do business properly. The fact that man u bribe every official on the planet will not force aguero to go when he doesn't want to. Money talks. Honour screams! Duckula
  To the people who are saying that lorik cana is joining arsenal please shut up as we all know that blaise matudi is what wrenger wants so arsenals buisness will be

thomas vermaelen (completed)
blaise matudidi (saint ettiene)
marcus berg (fc gronigen)
  Hibs Latest Rumours




  Routledge and koumas will sign for cardiff city within next 48 hours fee believed to be 1.5 million for routledge and 2 million for koumas. ledley will sign a new 5 year contract by the end of july. cardiff will not be selling any more high profile players.
Loan deals:
cameron jerome will secure a long season loan to cardiff next week
gary o'neil will also sign a 6 month loan deal at cardiff with an option for a permanent deal.

Real Madrid need to sell players to fund more big transfers, one of the players sold will be Sergio Ramos, to Manchester United for around 30 million.

Ben Arfa is another player who will be wearing a Manchester United shirt by the end of the transfer season.

you heard it here first
  Xabi Alonso will join Real Madrid who have finally agreed to pay the 35m. Javier Martinez is going to be his replacment for 11.5m , David Silva will sign for 22m and Joe Ledley is also being eyed up by Benitez.
  Coventry have rejected a formal bid from Nottingham Forest for Danny Fox of around 1.6 million. Coventry value the player at 4 million so Nottingham forest likely to be priced out of the pursuit for the player. Looks like the forest fans are wrong again for thinking they could get him for "around 1.5 million" and the coventry fans who are apparently talking trosh are right again. Fox is widely expcted to join Celtic if they can meet the valuation as they can offer Champions League Football. Coventry are looking to bring in a couple of loan players including Tom Cleverly from Man Utd and Jordan Henderson from SUnderland. The Sam clingan deal is off after his agent demanded ridiculous fees.
  Victor Anichebe will soon make a permenant switch from Everton to Blackpool, FACT
  Leicester will be Buying Sammy Clingan from Norwich for 700k to replace Andy King who will be goin to Aston Villa.
Also Leicester Will be signing Jermaine Beckford, as he was recently seen looking around the training ground and his car parked at the Walkers. The deal will involve straight money or a small fee + DJ Campbell.
If Campbell doesn't go as part of the deal he will be sold for 500k to Coventry
  ;;;;;;;;;;;;;; WBA NEWS 1O0% TRUE;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

WBA will sign Daniel Fox from coventry for 1.6 million FOX has rejected a chance to join forest for wBA. Another possible transfer is Barry Ferguson but this is unlikely because of the mulumbu signing. Another line coming out of the hawthorns is J Greening will definitely be staying. The final news is that WBA are lining up a shock move for MK Dons star Sean O'Hanlon the manager thinks he will add some strength to the baggies defence
  Cardiff city are going to sign Wayne Routledge from QPR next week.Also Rangers defender Steven Smith and an ex–world cup winner which is unknown, but all are set to sign next week and be reavealed in the opening of the new stadium against Celtic.
  John Terry is currently playing Golf with Gary Cook at Prestbury golf club.
  Emanuel adebayor to manchester city for around 20 million. arsenal to sign 2 midfielders and 1 striker.
  Barcelona's Israeli wonder kid Gai Assulin has today revealed he will be leaving Barcelona for a move to the EPL. He refused to reveal which club had had a bid accepted for him, but Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been linked with the attacking midfielder who currently holds the record as the youngest player to get a senior cap for Israel. While Assulin has a contract release clause worth £20 million, it is believed the Catalan club have accepted a fee of about £4 million as Assulins contract expires next summer and because his application for a spanish passport continues to stall.
to the person who said:

The Robins this week will be placing a bid for Stockport County Centre Forward Oli Johnson.
Lee Johnson is also keeping tabs on a number of young prospects in League One them being:

Anthony Pilkington Huddersfield Town.
Neal Eardley Oldham Athletic.
Fabian Delph Leeds United.
Dominic Blizzard Stockport County.

Don't expect any of these signings to be announced until late July. Lee wants them all to be revealed together but fears this won't happen because of the amount of speculation this summer."

How is anyone suposed to beleive you when you don't even know the name of the manager? His name is GARY JOHNSON not Lee. Lee is his son and does play for the club but i don't think he has any say in transfers!
  As i reported some days ago – there will be no new major signings at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Red Nose has confirmed as much on media sources!

All because he is due to retire at the end of 09/10! You read it here first! Red Ray

It disappoints me as i am unsure of Berbie and although Park works hard, he lacks quality, same problem with Nani. The rest of squad is either too old or too young, wanted to see Gignac and Ashley Young – your thoughts?
  Liverpool news

Xabi Alonso has handed in a transfer request and want to go to Real, Liverpool are holding out for £35 million or 20 plus Snijder(which won't happen).
Mascherano will stay as plans for an improved contract is being put in place.
Rafa will use the 35 million plus Babel to bring in Aguero and will play him behind Torres and put Steven Gerrard back in cente of midfield with Mascherano.
Martins is still on the wanted list but don't be surprised to see in the Alonso deal maybe Van horse face coming back to the prem.

For the Man Utd fans I wouldn't believe Old Purple nose saying that he has finished with his transfer activity as now way would he lose Ronaldo and Tevez and replace them with Valencia and Owen (even though he has handed Owen the number 7 shirt).
  To all those predicting "shock moves" and "latest" stuff and "confirm will happen" ngiak saw an article saying fergie has stopped spending
sigh, a wise move cos the crazy cost of players but ngiak smells a change in the manager's position at the end of this coming season for man u. .ngiak not sure if fergie is lying about ashley young? or maybe mourinho does not like young?
  To simone jackson who said. . Heard a couple of rumours regarding the glasgow rangers . adam to join blackpool for 500k , ferguson to join wba for 1m , kris boyd to join burnley for 3.5m , gow is off to hibs , webster to dundee utd on loan , beasley to hannover for 750k , stevie smith to cardiff 300k , rangers are trying to sign the following . tonel , chris brunt , egypt attacking midfielder aboutrika , . .Pretty much spot on mate,although Derby have joined Preston in a the race for Charlie Adam. Boyd is out of contract next summer and has not been offered a new deal yet,although he is desperate to get one. I think this would be a huge mistake cashing him in as we are guarenteed 30 goals from the big man.Its more likely McGregor will be shifted for 3 mill. Also someone said Novo to Blackpool for 100,000 I wish!!!! But Nacho will stay along with our other dud. .Big Lafferty. .anyone wanna take the pair??
As stated on here many times Tonel definately coming for about 1.8 mill.

When You Walk Through A Storm. . YOU GET WET!!!
  Latest from villa park. . . .

Craig Bellamy – City £8m
Ashton – W H U Loan/£6–8m
Downing – Boro Loan –Then £12m in Jan (After injury is over )
  West Ham.

Eidur Gudjohnson will complete a move to West Ham within the week according to a very reliable club source. Meanwhile Mancini is in the U.S with inter Milan so the loan deal appears to be off.

Luis Jiminez will officially join the squad today.

liverpool will be bringing in quality without losing quality this season.Rafa will sell lesser players to bring in what is needed.30m given from the yank idiots.

david silva 20m.
glen johnson 17.5m(crouch money takes of 7m)(done)
downing(loan)(option of 8m at end of season)
tevez 25m
4m for youth

arbaloa 6m
dossena 7m
leto 3m
riera 10m
others 2.5m

spearing,kelly,darby and nemeth used more frequently for first team.babel and lucas given ANOTHER year before the door.

  To the guy who definately isn't a Bristol City fan. . because if he was he would know Lee Johnson is a midfielder playing for Bristol City and not the manager. . who is his dad (Gary Johnson).

Also, Dominic Blizzard has signed for Bristol Rovers not City, Fabien Delph is attracting interest from Premiership teams. .why would he come here. .?
  Adebayor in talks with city.

And a quick question, has rafa publicly stated he wants to upset fergie in the transfer market? or is this just an assumption by the press?

"That "Uruguayan buyer" rumour"

. .wasn't there one doing the rounds a few weeks back?

I know I'll get totally fucking slated for this, but
I got introduced to an American bloke over here last night. Got round to talking about sport, finds out I'm a West Ham fan. Then tells me he's currently working on the West Ham buy–out, I ask what West Ham buy–out?

He then goes on to tell me about a Uruguayan who's fronting a buy–out with some American partners, and a possible silent Russian partner. Claimed it was $180 mil, would be finalised before the new season, and could push us well into top 6 territory . ."money won't be an issue. ."

I told him to fuck right off, but he swore up and down the deal was being done. He knew all about Straumur etc.

I'm still very sceptical, but he seemed to know a lot about it, and had no real interest in footy outside of that.


I am in no way vouching for the story, just thought it was an interesting coincidence and thought I'd pass it on.

Let the slagging begin.

  My m8 plays for burnley and they are rumored 2 be intrested in paul scholes ryan giggs and gary nevile!!
  As an avid lifelong geordie, I am still in shock what has happened to this once proud club. Championship eh? Looks wonderful. Anyway, these rumours are true. Newcastle will be signing:

gk: Kerry Katona (Fills the goal like a freezer from Icelands supermarket)

Def: Lord Lucan (will go missing like most of the defenders)

Midfield: Andy Murray (will run around all day but still win F&ck all! – should fit in well with squad)

ST: Arthur Scargill (will fit in well with being as popular with the toon army as his co–player Joey Barton)

Come on Toon. Sort it out!

  Cardiff City are set to sign these following players:

Johnny Herd – Lb– Replacement for Capaldi – Southend

Stephen McGinn – cm – St.Mirren – long term replacement for Riccy Scimeca

Aaron Wilbraham – St – Mk Dons

Coming from me here in Portugal on the Cardiff tour!
  I heard that garth bale was going to celtic on loan
  The rangers truth.

I know a few people in ibrox.
Rangers have made several bids for players. they have been derisory and have been booted out by the other clubs. David Murry trying to get good players on the cheap again. ( it won't happen)

Expect one signing before thurs to help sell the new kit. not much more to happen unless david murry stops being a cheap skate and backs his manager.

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