Football Rumours Archive March 14 2009


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Arsenal may make a triple swoop and start a french revolution at the Emirates, Mamadou Sahko, the young PSG centre–back who has a great left–foot and stands at 6'1 in addition to Sebastian Bassong the Newcastle CB who has been the shinig star in an otherwise dismal campaign, Wenger may complete the triple swwop with Yohann Cabaye of Lille who has been outstanding this season.

Sahko–around 5 million
Cabaye–8 million

It is possible that Silvestre will leave to play in the MLS in the summer, otherwise
no–one will be leaving the club unless an astronomical offer comes in and Wenger believes the player can b replaced, Eboue will sign a new deal as will Van Persie as Arsenal pip Aston Villa 4 4th.
tevez–real madrid or liverpool
ronaldo–real madrid
mourinho–real madrid
benzema–man utd
  Stephen Appiah to sign for Celtic on 2 and a half year deal on £30k per week. Will be given club captaincy when McManus moves on th Newcastle in the summer. Strachan wanted him for boost ahead of Co–Op Cup final but couldn't get clearance in time.
  To this is to the idiot that claimed that my report on Rafa Benitez's "oddness" must be rubbish because somehow being in an administrative role precludes me, and therefore my work mates, from expecting protection from the law regarding the right to proper conduct from other employees. My report regarded the atmosphere at Anfield and the effect of Benitez's behaviour on the the people that work there. Benitez isn't above law, just like you and I aren't. His behaviour is at work is governed by the same rules that goven your behaviour at work. Whether you chose to believe my news is down to your own take on whether it's just possible that a story here could be true. But please be advised that if you want to rubbish anything on here, at least have the good sense to rubbish it in a way that doesn't make you look ignorant and imbecilic.
  An anglophile is someone who isn't English who is in love with England and all things English, like chips and mushy peas, red buses, postboxes etc. On to football, would Rangers and Celtic fans stop going on about your teams, you are both poor, in money and in form. The only players you will be signing are nobodies and has–beens, or SPL players. All this talk of "if we were in the Premiership" is laughable, look at Tottenham and how much money they have and spend. They are still crap and won't ever break the top 4. Onto the 6 + 5 rule. It will never happen as although foreign players can still be bought, they are restricted in terms of playing, thus in terms of earning a bonus so it is still illegal. Anyway, it is not foreign players that is to blame for the poor national teams. How many genuinely talented youngsters can you name not getting a game in the EPL? It is the poor youth setup and the wrong method of coaching in this country. Under 11s managers who only want to win, not train good players. On to rumours, Aguero to Liverpool???? No way. Athletico paid £25 million for him so would not accept anything below £35m, which Liverpool do not have. Watch for Miguel Veloso to Arsenal, Wenger has never denied interest and talk has dimmed, so a sensible price may be reached. If not then someone from Ligue 1 like Cana or Makoun will come in.
  Bad news for the Hammers disaster mongers as the compromise deal to settle the Tevez affair is almost settled.
The sum of about 10 mil. is not the main reason to celebrate but the staggered payment over 5 years means it will have no real impact as long as the Irons stay in the Premiership. This now seems highly likely with the impact of some excellent buys Behrami, Illunga and Savio plus the arrival of top juniors Noble, Collison, Tomkins and Sears.
A top rated young right back and a big striker to cover Carlton are the main targets for the summer.
Unsettled Dave Kitson could be bought cheaply if Ashton is as expected retired or moved on due to his injury problems.

the boleyn bugle
  Rangers to make a shock move for Will Haining ex Oldham and now at St Mirren, Walter Smith sees Haining as a straight replacement for David Weir
Also expect to see Charlie Mulgrew at Ibrox in the summer, rumour has it in Aberdeen the deal is very much done which is a big shock as Charlie is a diehard Celtic man
  Strong rumours here in BT Glasgow that David Murray has found a buyer for his beloved rangers, a senior BT source let it slip that none other than Sire Fred Goodwin of RBS pension shame is the new man!!!!
  "Breaking News. . I can reveal everton are working on a price for both Joao Moutiniho and Miguel Veleso its going to be in the region of 20–30 million pounds. .Talks are at a advanced stage my contact says. Also herd we have sent a scout to 3 time to watch kerrison from brazil . The money is coming from the dubai investment group which WILL tak over in the summer.Main reason moyes signed a contract was because they wanted him to be the man in control of there money. . . .COYB"
EvErToN iNsIdEr
  No rumour just wanted to clear up the phile issue phile actually means lover of, so an Anglophile loves England! Paedophile loves children! etc
  To the guy who talked about 'the lack of quality English keepers and strikers' in the Premiership due to foreigners.


Foster (okay, he is being kept out of the first team)

I'm sorry, but that's 6 goalkeepers who have or could easily represent the national team who play week in week out, save for Foster. What, do you think that if Stuart Taylor played every week for Villa, you guys woud find the next Dave Seaman? Dream on. You have a good selection there. I bet most other leagues in Europe would struggle to name 6 homegrown keepers who could potentially play for the national team.
Strikers, fair enough, there is a dearth of English strikers, but that's because outside of Rooney, Defoe, Heskey, Crouch, Walcott and maybe Agbonlahor (not mentioning Owen, hes lost it), what do you have? Nugent, Andy Johnson, Beattie, etc etc, fairly average strikers who you guys complain about incessantly when they play for England and simply aren't of a good enough standard.
Just face it, there is no problem. The English national team is simply going through a transitional phase where the likes of Agbonlahor, Walcott etc are just getting used to playing for their country. And your stereotypical (not all) English fan wants the glory NOW and forever, and isn't prepared to give the young crop of players a chance. Inter Milan had 2 italian players against United midweek, will Platini look into that?
  Liverpool are chasing the following players to add to their champions league list that will help them with the 6+5 rule should it come in place
–Glen Johnson 9m
–Adam Johnson 10m
–Adam Lallana 5m
–Micah Richards 10m

They are also looking at signing
–Diogo 12m
–Fernando Navarro 8m

These players are looking at leaving after no game time

–Andriy Voronin 4m Hertha
–Andrea Dossena 6m Juventus
–Philipp Degen 3m Lazio
–Charles Itandje 1m Toulouse
–Ryan Babel 15m Real Madrid
–Daniel Agger 11m AC Milan

Kriztian Nemeth, Daniel Pacheco, Steve Irwin, Jay Spearing, Damien Plessis, Nabil El Zhar, Emi Insua,Stephen Darby and Martin Kelly will be more involved in first team action
  In reply to this muppet "well let me state sumfink if rangers were in big financial trouble why did they let burke go for free and accordin to you celtic were the best team in the last 8 years a hardly think so. . rangers have been the best out of the old firm in europe and cups.

also must a remind u miller from rangers to celtic and bck and pressley rangers to celtic so dnt tell me players still pick what team it is coz of religeon coz we all know that aint true.

fleck is the most excitin player in scottish football so don't tell me no team would pay 5 mil for him wen ur aiden spit the dummy out was a target for 9 mil. alan hutton ring a bell 10 mil from tottenham and he was onli playin 2 good seasons. . my case rests"

okay here we go again. .
Rangers owner, dodgy Dave has confirmed that the club have a large debt of around £20M, also daves companies MIH bought £50M of rangers debt in the last share issue, this is one of the reasons why he hasn’t been able to sell them for the past 4 years!!!!! He is not going to write this off.
burke was allowed to leave on a free as they wouldn't get a large fee for him anyway and they wanted him off the wage bill as dodgy dave has stated that Rangers are paying roughly £5–7M per year on wages for players who are not required for the first team squad

As for Rangers being the dominant team, over the last 8 years.
Celtic = 6 Titles
Rangers = 2 Titles
Both have made it to a UEFA cup final
Celtic have reached the last 16 of the Champions Leagues twice and rangers once.

Based on this I would say Celtic have been stronger.

Both Celtic & rangers are interested in McCarthy, however Celtic have shown in the past that we can outbid rangers and offer more wages to get the player, e.g. Scott Brown, Scott McDonald, Glen Loovens. So if given a choice to play for the club he supports or their biggest rivals for less money it’s a no–brainer (although you may struggle with this)

Fleck – I agree that this guy is a very good prospect but do you honestly think that someone is going to pay £5M for a 17 year who has only played about 6–7 first team games in the SPL. McGeady is an established full internationalist and won the player of the year last season, Hutton was also a full internationalist with several years experience. I have no doubt that if Fleck continues to improve over the next 2 seasons then he could get a move to a big club.

4 in a row!!!!!
  To the bloke who wrote about not wanting Mourinhio as the next Man U manager based on the sentiment of "UNITED IS ENGLAND". .Sir Alex is SCOTTISH is he not?
  To the person who claims to be in an 'administrative role' within LFC – are you off your rocker mate? You claim that you alledgedly 'voiced your concerns' to the clubs heirachy because you think that Benitez is 'a bit odd'??? I can picture it clearly:

"Boss, can I have a word?"

– "Of course, what's the problem?"

"It's Benitez"

– "Yes?"

"I think he's odd"

– "Eh?"

"Yes. He's odd, boss."

– "Really?!?! Well, I thank you wholeheartedly for alerting us to this; I'll ensure that he is immediately ejected from the building and will commence finding a replacement manager right away!"


–"No. Get out of my office you tt"

Get a grip – you expect us to believe that anyone within the clubs heirachy would give a toss that somebody in an administrative role thinks Rafa is 'a bit odd'?!?!
Why do people posting on here assume these different identities on here to add authenticity to utter rubbish?
  Breaking News. . I can reveal everton are working on a price for both Joao Moutiniho and Miguel Veleso its going to be in the region of 20–30 million pounds. .Talks are at a advanced stage my contact says. Also herd we have sent a scout to 3 time to watch kerrison from brazil . The money is coming from the dubai investment group which WILL tak over in the summer.Main reason moyes signed a contract was because they wanted him to be the man in control of there money. . . .COYB
  This is villa team for next year
wes brown 2m united
joe cole 10m chelsea
michael owen free newcastle

michael johnson 6m man. city

shorey 4m
carew 2m

knight will not leave as that will leave them short at the back
  Man Utd News:

sir alex feels that he has a very strong squad and thinks just a little tweaking is required for next season. it is with a heavy heart that i inform you that Carlos Tevez is leaving as sir alex feels he's aproaching his prime but can't garentee him first team football every week, so a replacement in the form of either Edin Dzeko of wolfberg, Vedad Ibisevic of hoffenheim, Babacar Gueye of metz or Radamel Falcao of river plate. then we move to the left wing where Giggs is gettin too old Nani is inconsistant and Tosic is untested, so sir alex looks to loan out Nani to a premier league team so he can get lots of experiance and hopefully develope some consistancy and sign someone new in the form of either Hatem Ben Arfa, Alexis Sanchez, Angel Di Maria or Yuri Zhirkov although he faces strong competion from Chelsea for Zhirkov and Real Madrid for Di Maria so 1 of the first 2 would be more likely. then its just a few youngsters 2 baulk out the squad and add depth. these are centre back Kyriakos Papadopoulous of olympiakos, striker Walter henrique Da Silva of Internacional and either Axel Witsel of Standard Liège or Anderson Hernanes de Carvalho Andrade Lima (Hernanes) of sao paulo.

keep ur eyes on the sky and miss that which is right infront of you.
  Crewe to sign Colchester Uniteds Midfielder Johnnie Jackson.
  Celtic Rumour:

Cech West Brom £ 1.5m
Fletcher Hibernian £ 2.5m
McCarthy Hamilton £ 1.3m
Pele Le Mans £ 3.0m
Janko Saltzberg £ 2.8m
Bodnar Saltzberg £ free
Zaluska Dundee UTD £ free
Total £11.1m
Boruc Munich £ 4.5m
McGeady Spurs £ 5.5m
Donati Udinese £ 0.5m
McManus Newcastle £ 2.5m
Balde Birmigham £ Free
JVoH Everton £ Free
Total £13.0m

Celtic will use the rest of the cash to bolster the squad with some more up and coming players from Ireland and Portugal
  Major premier league transfers
Deco–Man City
Elano–Athletico Madrid
Adriano–West Ham
Boa Morte–Fulham

  Newest gossip around europe
mourinho 2 get sacked or leave at the end of the summer and probably go 2 real
tevez will join him
apphia(free agent)will sign for fulham when dacourt goes back 2 inter
benzema to a top european team
if boro stay up theyl have a budget of 12 million plus the probabal sales of tuncay and downing so make that bwt 35–40 million theyl put an ambitious loan bid for bojan and will sign 3 very good players probably a defender a centre mid and a renown goal scorer

in the know
  Aston villa are going to finsh in the top four this season and next season they will sign; hargreaves, lescott, owen, baines, walcott, hart and warnock.
  This is what i love about this site. .
"Yeah fair point sorry i got confused by the way that paedophile is a bad thing therefore anglophile seemed the right word. although if u think about it "phile" is clearly someone that wants to screw something (paedophile–children gerontophile–old people) so an anglophile is someone that wants to screw the english (would have used a certain other 4 letter word) which seems 2 illustrate my point better than saying anglo"phobe" meaning hes scared of the english, which i doubt he is 2 b honest."–DUCKULA
If you actually think about it what do all those things have in common? It's that they like the (root word). pedophile (someone who likes children), electrophile (a molecule attracted to electrons) nucleophile (a molecule that is attracted to nucleus–a positive charge). To say that that "phile" or "phillic" means "wishes to screw" is incredibly naive. Please use the dictionary or even google next time before you make a fool of yourself. .TWICE. btw EPIC FAIL
Now onto rumors
Real Madrid to buy Ronaldo in the summer for 100million pounds and as many Italian women as he can handle. Chelsea to look for a future and /or replacement for Drogba in the likes of Janko from Salzburg. Benfica looking at Afonso Alves from Boro(i really hope this one is true). I have my sources –Etoboy
  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
Is this the same Gerrad that handed in a transfer request only to change his mind due to none football matters. He had to hideaway under police protection in a Birmingham hotel. My mate was one of the police on the protection team
  Since Sergio Aguero does not like the new manager at Ath Madrid he wants out and only to one club because maradona wanted him to go there torres is there and Argentina Captain is there so liverpool r gettin Sergio Aguero but theres good no for not manutd but man city wh r getting drenthe and van der vaart
  DUCKULA– "The point is england already has WORLD CLASS players who should b destroying other national teams, the fact that theyre not is not because theyre not good enough but because we can't take penalties and unfortunately were not great at producing strikers or keepers at the minute." – HMMM, but only 20% of your league players are English. That would have a considerable bearing on the lack of strikers/goalkeepers, no? Especially as there are so few English strikers and keepers actually getting a game in 'the most exciting league in the world'(tm). So where have all these other WORLD CLASS players (i only counted 3 – Gerard, Ferdinand, Rooney) gone to since 1966? I ain't seen too much of them at World Cup finals etc – it can't just be penalties that cost you? Open your eyes mate, foreign players are killing your national sport and you can't take it. Unfortunately as all you can think about is your own paranoia about people being anti–English, the rest of the facts are irrelevent to you. Rumours – Kris Boyd has appologiesed to Walter Smith for his hissy fit at the Hamilton match in an effort to get a game in the cup final. Unfortunately it is this attitude problem that also ended his international career that may also have permanently limited his oppertunity at Rangers. Expect to see him as a substitute for the rest of the season, after which he will be sold to a Premiership Club.
  No rumours, just questions.
Is there anybody here who actually posts real, genuine nuggets of information?
I keep reading that Lennon is off to Liverpool.
Is that Neil Lennon? Julian Lennon? perhaps its that Keith LeMMon character off the TV.
It sure as hell isn't Aaron Lennon!
Exactly how are liverpool going to prise one of the hottest winger prospects away from White hart Lane with an 8 Million pound bid? 8 Million!! Utter fantasy.
Why would Tottenham sell him?
Levy has had his fingers severely burned, there is no way on this planet that he will entertain any bid for him. The only person who will sanction his transfer will be Redknapp. It aint goint to happen. Lennons final delivery is generally poor at the moment, does anybody think Benitez will have time to wet nurse the lad? No.
Exactly who will be sanctioning a summer spend at Liverpool? The current owners? The new ones?
The current owners cannot commit themselves to any spending which will load up the debt to the Incoming buyers, not unless they agree to it,they havent agreed to anything, infact it isn't even certain WHO the new owners will be!
Moving onto a more logical transfer. Stewart Downing is most likely to end up at the Lane at the end of the season, despite the fact that a bid for him was rejected.Redknapp will be back for him and, judging by the excellent reception he got from the Spurs when they were down at the Lane the other week, he would be daft to not want to come.
Liverpool? Champions League Champions possibly but they are no nearer a Domestic title.
Mind you selling a proven top class goalscorer back to his former club after making him a bench warmer for most of his time there doesn't help, does it.
  Why are we so hung up on correcting peoples grammar on this site. It's for RUMOURS!

Now, McGeady looks certain to go in the summer. The squad appear behind WGS's intent to sell and if a £7m offer is received, Aiden will be on his way to the EPL. Unfortunately not Liverpool or United as some people say but more likely Sunderland, Everton or Spurs.

Boruc will stay for one more year, this is with the intention of re–finding his best form, dropping a few pounds and getting his head right so that if sold next summer Celtic can command a decent fee – £8m (approx)

Boyd will be sold in the summer to anyone who will pay £3m.

3 in a row, 7 to go

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