Football Rumours Archive May 14 2009


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Kaka and david villa to chelsea for 167millon
  This is from a friend who knows Marin O'Neil well.

Gareth Barry is off the Liverpool in the summer for £18M, with some fringe Liverpool player – possibly Ngog, but he wasn't 100% sure – going the other way as a makeweight. By the way, Chelsea made indirect approaches to Benitez, but he turned them down.

Villa are going to try to sign Fulham's centre back Brede Hageland, but Arsenal are also in for him. Arsenal wanted Lescott from Everton but weren't willing to meet Everton's £25M valuation.

Michael Owen may join Villa if a pay per play deal can be arranged; Barton will join either Bolton or Blackburn. Owen would like to play for Everton but Moyes isn't interested.

More as I get it.
  Definite movement at celtic this season in 2 key positions!!!

Sylvinho (free)
Marek Cech (2.5m)
Castillo (5m)

Owen (50k per week pay as you play)
Semir Stilic (3.5m)
  Saints fc
new owners in by the end of the week with wotte staying to prove his worth
drew surman–stoke/wolves/reading/everton arond £2 million
adam lallana–wolves/spurs £3.5mil kevin bond is said to have known him through his devolopment
saganowski–leister £1.7
john–bristol city £1mill or free
rasiak–free host of championship teams interested
BWP–again alot of interest from CCC teams–£1.5m
schniderlin– alot of top teams most likely chelsea, arsenal–£2.5mil loaned back
mcgoldrick–forest £750k
anthony pulis–back to stoke.
rick lambert– £1.6m wants to be at more established club
jp saijs–£250k

jay emmanual thomas–from arsenal–loan
james mccarther–hopefull bid
the rest will be to help pay–off the debts
  Sheff wed will be invested with £5 million to spend
Lee grant – birmingham–£3m
Mark Beevers–Wolves–£2.5m
Jermaine Johnson–QPR–£1m
Francis Jeffers–Lecister–£500k (personally anywhere please)
Tommy Spurr + Frank Simek– A Villa– £5m
Richard wood–Coventry–£1.6m

Carlos Edwards–Sunderland–£1m
Riccky Lambert–Bristol R–£1m
jon Stead–Ipswich–£600k
Giovanni Dos Santos–Spurs–loan
Darren Purse–Cardiff–Free
Maik Taylor–Birmingham–excahngee with Grant
David N'Gog–Liverpool–Loan
  Chelsea will spend big on some decent players
Jon Obi Mikel–Inter–£15m
Dider Drogba–Ac Milan–£10m
Joe Cole–Spurs–£10m
Alex–At Madrid–£6m
Ben Sahar–Sheff wed–£1.5m
Michael Mancienne–Sheff wed or Sheff utd–loan

Thierry Henry£5m
Mark Bevvers–Tommy Spurr–Sheff Wed–£6m
Micheal Kightly–Wolves–£4m
  Man Utd are only planning some minor deals in the summer, but if Ronaldo and Vidic both leave then United will have to spend big. United have a deal in place to sign Corinthians' Dodo for €6m in 2010. Douglas Costa will be targetted for around £10m but that may be rejected, depending on Gremio's financial position. Tevez will be allowed to leave Old Trafford with Frazier Campbell being brought back as the fourth choice striker. Edin Dzeko will be brought in for nearer the £9m mark. If Ronaldo leaves United will attempt to sign Antonio Valencia for around £15m or may attempt to try and sign David Silva again from Valencia for around £25m. Ribery won't be signed as he is going to Barcelona. If Vidic decides to leave for Barcelona for around £30m (because his wife is apparently unhappy in England) then United may make a bid for Bruno Alves or even Brede Hangeland.
  Manchester United Rumours

Carlos Tevez will sever his ties with reprasentative Kia Joorabchian and will go to court with Manchester United under the Bosman ruling to sign Tevez on a free transfer.

Dodo will be signed from Corinthians for £5.4m. He will join United in January 2010 but will pay the fee in the summer to rule out any transfer to another club. He plays as a centre back and will be introduced with Jonny Evans in the Carling Cup and will be a back up player for Vidic and Ferdinand like Evans.

Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Man Utd despite rumours of a £70 million move to Real Madrid. However he will leave the club and join Real when Sir Alex Ferguson retires. In the mean time he will sign another extension on his contract on £140 k per week.

Nani will be sold to Inter Milan for around £13 million and will be a complete flop there like he has been so far at Old Trafford.

Adem Ljajic will also join the Reds in January and will be introduced through the Carling Cup.

Dimitar Berbatov will be sold to fierce City rivals Manchester City for £33m as Ferguson has realised he is not good enough and is willing to sell to the rivals as he will get more money than the £22 million other teams are willing to pay.

Karim Benzema will be signed as his replacement for £20 million pounds as Lyon dropped their asking price as Lyon will fail to reach the Champions League. Rooney will be deployed on the left wing as Ferguson sees him to filling Ryan Gigg's spot on the left side of midfield.
  Finally, the tevez saga will come to an end this summer.

In some ways uve got 2 feel sorry for Alex ferguson. While the utd fans desperatly want him to sign tevez, he can't do anything about it. When Berbetov was signed last yr fegie was under the impression that cash would be available for a move l8er this season 4 tevez. But due to the massive down turn in the finances of the glazers, they will only fund a move if ronaldo goes. they believe that the fact tht fergie wants to sign a player for 30+ million that will only be 4th choice is not workable, meaning if he does go, it will be a financial decision, not a footballing one.

So, where will he go? he needs to go to a club who can afford his 30 million price tag. he also wants to stay in cheshire, so his family won't be up–rooted. this leaves only 2 possibilities: Man city or liverpool. he will have 2 choose between insane wages capable of buying and selling Malta in a week, or the invaluable prize of champions league football. Tough Choice. BigSmoke out.
  ((( AFC Bulletin )))

Senderos may move 2 AVFC as part of the deal 4 Gareth Barry 2 move 2 AFC . AW is also interested in Bolton defender Cahill and move 4 him , its heard Cahill is himself interested in moving 2 AFC . Possable move by AFC ,MUFC 4 Corinthians player Dentinho, hes seen as the next Daniel Alves . Miguel Veloso is likely 2 stay at Sporting Lisbon and not move 2 AFC or any other club as he himself has said so . AW is also taking an interest in Porto's Bruno Alves 2 replace Djourou . There could be a player swap deal with Vela moving 2 WHUFC whilst an WHUFC player moves the other way 2 AFC come the summer .
  Big Blackpool fc news



wes hoolahan . . . . . . . .450k norwich desperate
brett ormerod . . . . . . . 12 month contract
mark bunn. . . . . . . . . . blackburn 275k
charlie adam. . . . . . . . .650k rangers
dj campbell. . . . . . . . . 300k leicster
wade small. . . . . . . . . . free
joe hart. . .(possible). . . . . loan
ben davies. . . . . . . . . .150k shrewsbury


claus jorgenson. . . . . .release
danny coid . . . . . . . .leicster
marlon broomes. . . . . . release
stuart green. . . . . . . release
daniel nardiello . . . . .release
jermain wright . . . . . .release
matt gilks. . . . . . . . loan to rochdale
ben burgess. . . . . . . .225k leeds/oldham
  Not been on in a long long time but thought i would give you regulars an exclusive. from a big share holder within Celtic i deal with on a weekly basis. If Burnley don't come up Chris Eagles will be signed. If Middlesbrough go down Oneil will be signed. nd maybe even both regardles but championship status would help with transfers. Also told me Nakamura could yet stay for one more season so Eagles would have to battle him for right mid. 2True

4 In a row, still on the go! 2–2 hibs rangers later tonight.
  Fulham are interested in signing Michael Jakobsen from Danish side Aab if they qualify for europe next season. Roy Hodgson is also looking to Inter Milan's Robert Acquafresca or Mame Niang from Viking FK as a replacement for Bobby Zamora.
  Media leak, media leak, media leak!!!!!

according to two radio stations? one london based and the other national, spurs may well be doing deals for alonso (liverpool) and tevez? app rafa wants alonso out???? these come from two presenter's on radio one get's them 80% right and the other 95% right! when stating this on air the presenter (local) said "i don't think i should have mentioned that just yet" if the deals happen spurs would look to have a brilliant midfield?

modric palacios alonso lennon

looks good?
  Wolves summer targets include:

Morten Gamst Pederson
Joey Barton
Abdoulaye Faye
Nigel Reo–coker
Jonathan Greening
Danny Welbeck (Loan)
Jack Wilshere (Loan)
Stephen Warnock
Jermaine Pennant
Joe Hart (Loan)
Freddie Sears
David Nugent
Tommy Miller
Justin Hoyte
Jon Parkin
Fabain Delph
Dean Whitehead
Gary Cahill
  The Tevez problem: the EPL has changed its rules over 3rd party ownership of players – players' contracts need to be owned by the clubs they play for. This has meant Tevez can't extend his loan deal at Utd. So any loan deals as posted are not going to happen. £25m is the price Utd would pay (after 2 years of a loan payments) – if he is looking at Liverpool or City – they may need to go up to £30m or more. .

Barry to Anfield? Why would you waste money on a position which is already well covered? Unless Alonso, Mascherano or perhaps Lucas are sold. Alonso is a better player, Mascher a better defender. We need creativity. The rumour may be true but unless Alonso or Mascher are to make way and the excess money spent on a winger or attacking midfielder to help out Gerrard, Torres etc – its not clear the squad would be stronger.

  Lfc will sign
Silva – £15m plus babel/lucas on loan for a year.
Glen Johnson £9m
Barry £7/8m
They will try to sign
Bojan(loan) and Gudjohnson from Barca
Micah Richards if Johnson deal fails, i would prefer richards as he can play rb and cb

  Alisher Usmanov has offered 2 pay some of the estimated 318 million pounds of debt to free up money for transfers, It is however expected that the board will not except as they are worried that he will launch a takeover bid.

And 2 the person that said that Abou Diaby is in talks with Birmingham and Nottingham forest that's absolute rubbish, evne if either club could put 11 million on the table they can't offer CL. Jack Wilshere is highly unlikely to join Milan as he has already signed a pro contract that ties him to the club till 2014.
  Rafa is set to move for Kevin Davies after continually being impressed by him this season. His ability to work up front on his own should Torres be injured or to clear extra space for the Spaniard should he be deployed as a target man has convinced Rafa to move for him. Bolton have quoted a figure of 8m for this to happen.
  Norwich City News ––––––– To the person who said Sammy Clingan to Barnsley for 375,000, i don't think so some how we rejected a 2.5 million bid from fulham in january so i doubt he's going for less than a quarter of that. Out's– Sammy Clingan–2 million, David Marshall–900k, Lee Croft– free transfer, Dejan Stevanovic– Realeased, possibilty of being involved in a swap deal for Alan Lee, Matty Pattison– 200k, Stuart Nelson– free transfer, Darrel Russel– 100k Adam Drury– Released. In's Alan Lee, Stevanovic and 200k, or 400k straight, THE GOD HIMSELF DARREN HUCKERBY, Lee Camp–150k, Yoann Folly–150k expect a few non league starlets to be signed as back up along with our own youth. Team Next Season––– Lee Camp GK, Simon Lappin LB, Micky Spillane CB, Gary Docherty CB, Jon Otsemebor RB, Yoann Folly CDM and Captain, Hucks LM, Korey Smith RM, Wes Hoolahan CAM, Alan Lee ST, Cody McDonald ST. Gunny as manager as he's seen as cheapest option. CITY TILL I DIE, best fans in england Y'army
  I have been in discussion with a Rangers club official over Barry Ferguson. Apparently Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws was one of the first on the scene, and has offered a cut price 1 million for the disgraced midfielder with a view to him reigniting his career at Hillsborough. Apparently Ferguson was initially not keen on the deal, but in last few days it has been made very clear his ranger’s career is at an end and he has now started to take the offer much more seriously. Watch this space.
  Seriously lads!
There is some utter rubbish posted on here now and again! Mancs claiming Ronaldo will stay due to his love and respect for fergie – Ronaldo loves himself and his mum, let it go and stop sticking up for such a whinger. Tevez to stay at united, not very likely is it, again leave it alone!
Higuain to leave Real– seriously deluded. The whole madrid team to be sold– what world are you living in!
To my fellow reds posting about Rafa having 70 odd million, what part of liverpool are youse from, we can't afford anything like that until we get the yanks out! That may or may not happen until it does we have about 30 million to spend and will sell to buy. Face some facts lads! Hopefully the SILVA reports are true and we get him but i'm taking it with a pinch of salt as Rafa is the master of disguising his targets (unless a numpty goes public to spark a bidding war).
  Barry will not go to Liverpool, he will be going to either Man U or buy out and go over seas.
Reo will be off to Spuds and Harewood will go to one of the promoted teams.
Villa will bring in Richards from City Delph from leeds a sriker from over seas with Hangaland and Doyle also.
Barry will not go to Liverpool as he needs max play time with the World Cup very soon and he needs to stay in the shop window, not sit in Rafas bench holding gerrads jacket
  Regarding Tevez

Does anyone know? If NO ONE comes in for Tevez in the Summer, Who would he be offically able to play for?
As he is still owned by a third party isn't he still officially a West Ham player?

ie. Owned by Kia Joorabchian, loaned from West Ham to Man United.

I'm assuming due to new Premier League rules about 3rd party ownerships this summer, he could end up not having a club at all and if Joorabchian won't sell his player and wants to keep his contract he may never play in England again and have to go abroad.

I'm asking this as I have no idea what has gone on or is going on. Does anyone have any ideas or knows the score? cheers
  Major changes on the horizon at Liverpool, Hicks & Gillett will bite the bullet and will sell the club. Having realised that they can't provide what the club needs and the fans want, they're selling to someone who can. Sheikh Maktoum (not DIC)will have his £400m offer which has been on the table for some 18months accepted on the premise that he builds the new stadium and provides Rafa with the funds to compete, and he is willing to oblige. 1st point of call will be appointing a new CEO, and Brian Barwick will be the man appointed, he is also a Liverpool fan. Kenny Dalglish will be appointed to oversea the Youth Setup following Piet Hamberg's departure. Ian Rush may also be brought in to help develop the clubs strikers on a part time basis. Then the players, Maktoum wants Liverpool to be challenging and winning on all fronts and is willing to back Rafa in the transfer market. Rafa will look to players he's been interested in previously – Due to Athletico Madrid's finances worsening a 35m bid will be made for both Simao Sabrosa and Kun Aguero, 80m to Valencia for David Villa, David Silva and Raul Albiol. These fees are in Euros . And to attempt to fill the incoming 6+5 quota Glen Johnson and Gareth Barry will be signed, fee being £10m and £8m respectively. its not known whether the bids will be accepted but these are the kinds of players Rafa wants and the kind of money Maktoum is willing to spend. Out will be Itandje(1m–France), Hyypia(Leverkusen), Lucas(8m–Villareal), Voronin(5m–Bayern), ElZhar(3m–L'OM), Hobbs+Martin(1m–Leicester), Plessis (4m–Newcastle) plus others. Xabi Alonso will not be sold, even with Real Madrid planning a 28m bid. Maktoum wants to look at current plans for stadium, and decide whether to push through with plans or make new ones, but whatever is chosen he wants building to start before 2010.
  "if delph goes will try to sign giles barnes to replace him" – Barnes has said the only reason he would leave Derby is for Premiership football. If he doesn't get an offer from Fulham or elsewhere this summer he will return to Derby. Why would he want to go to a League One club???
  –––––––––––Rangers FC–––––––––––

celtic will lucky if they sign anyone in the summer, they are to tight to buy.

Rangers however will off load the following players. . .

Mcgregor – £5mil
Papac – £2mil
Broadfoot – £1mil
Hemdani – £1mil
Novo – £500K
Ferguson – £2Mil
Beasley – £500K
Daily – Free
Adam – Free
Gow – Free
Boyd – £5Mil Easy.
Vilecka – £1Mil
weir – Coaching role

And Will sign the Following Players. .

R. Neilson £1Mil
A. Driver £2.5Mil
H. Hreidarsson £Free

Total Outs £18Million
Total inns £3.5Million

Good Buisiness By SDM

Champions 2009 come on the Gers.
  To the guy who replied with this:
1. spurs did infact contact boro last jan regarding downing! and with downing being a local lad wanted to help boro stay up and then move on in the summer! so a deal was done (with spurs) so that downing could stay and to try to help boro stay up and not look like a rat jumping a sinking ship. .fact. for barry and please try to read this slowly. .barry is a spurs fan! ok? he has stated that the only club he would turn down champions league football for is spurs! do you still follow??? he may still go to liverpool?? but he would like an approach from spurs! meaning he would very much like to talk to harry! do you understand? now not every one grew up wanting to play for pool! some infact do want to play for other club's including barry if harry can sell his ideas for the future? then barry could well sign?!! harry does not have to sell the club to barry as his heart is already at whl and always has been! one other thing regarding barry he aint ever going to sign for arsenal due to his love of tottenham! hopefully this was not to hard for you to understand???????

Just so you know, Barry is nearly 29 years old. The only reason he considered leaving Villa is because he doesn't feel he has enough time left in his career to wait around for a club with ambitions. Villa already have that over and above Spurs. That is why he will not go to or wants an offer from Spurs. . It will infact be Pool or Arsenal. And I agree that not everybody grew up wanting to play for Pool, but a hell of alot less people grew up wanting to play for Spurs. . .Understand?????
reports on bbc claim that arsene is interested in mathew upson
yaya toure
david villa

also claims he is already looking at a zenit saint petersburg striker.

another rumour effecting us is that david bentley is apparently off to spain (un sure of team) for around 17 (probably real madrid if they pay that much for some one like him), so expect half of that to come to arsenal, because of his contract, so we will have 8.5 mil extra to spend

Set the record straight!

No change in management is likely over the summer whether it is Ally McCoist, Alex McLeish or even Graeme Souness (yeah right).

Players transfers spent will not be high, possibly a million pounds max, although SPL title will decide for definet.

1 Hemdani (released)
2 Dailly (released)

1 Barry Ferguson (£1.5 max, EPL)
2 Allan McGregor (£4m max, EPL)
3 Gow (£200k max)
4 Adam (£450k max)
5 Beasley (£750k max)
6 Furman (no new contract likely)

1 Novo (back to Spain)
2 McCulloch (EPL, £1m)
3 Broadfoot (hope WS has realised's hes awful, £300k max)
4 Webster (Loan likely, permanent move mayb)
5 S Smith (£500k max)
6 Aaron (Dunno why he was loaned in the first place)
7 Velicka (Not performing well, scoring tho)
8 Weir (released, possible one year deal)
9 G Smith (one gk to be promoted from youths)

AS for arrivals. check the bargain basement! A selection of bosmans are avaiable, expect at least one from;

1 Robbie Neilson (Hearts)
2 Bruno Aguiar (Hearts)
3 Stephen Hughes (Motherwell)
4 Peter Lovenkrands (Newcastle United)
5 Hermann Hreidarsson (Portsmouth)
6 Graeme Smith (Motherwell)
7 Tiago Pinto (Sporting CP)
8 Scott Severin (Aberdeen)
  I hope this is printed because it's getting silly now. Now look, Gareth Barry WILL join Liverpool in the summer. So will Spurs fans stop dreaming that somehow, the lure of champions league won't lure Barry to Anfield, that instead he'll join a team that could just about finish mid–table. Barry SAYS he wants champions league football, not a decent run in the Carling Cup. And anyway, Barry seems like an okay sort of bloke, so why would he join a team with Harry Redknapp as manager?
  OK some people are just posting absolute rubbish!
One person seems to think that Forest are going to somehow attract Diaby from Arsenal!! Nice try with that one. The same person also thinks Wiltshire from Arsenal has attracted Milan, come on how did you come up with that one?
Then another person saying Owen for £3m whether Toon stay up or not, ummmm his contract is up in the summer!

There are many rumours on the top players, but others that WILL be on the move for big fees are;
Van Der Vaart, Hulk, Bent and finally Dodo, who has agreed terms already with Man Utd.

melwing28 the man united fan

I have a source in the playing staff at Easter Road, they have told me that Hibs and Rangers have came to an agreement on Wednesday night’s game.

In exchange for Hibs letting Rangers collect 3 valuable points, Mixu’s Flair Meisters will be allowed to sign former international defender, Andrew Webster for a nominal fee when the transfer window reopens.

My source is outraged and has asked for clear the air talks and only the intervention of his agent has stopped him demanding a transfer. He is Celtic minded and is pretty upset obviously.

  This is not a rumour . . .merely supposition based on 20 years exp as an accountant.
Rangers – win the league and they will be able to continue trading. Win the league and Celtic not qualify for champions league – minimal sales , prob NEED to raise 7– 8 million ( and not paper pushing debt moveent like the last time!)
If Rangers DONT win the league – there is a real possibility that they will have to cease trading– When reading the accounts ( even the paltry ones issued by DM ) it is obvious that they are in danger of over trading , and being un able to support the level of debt that they have. Heaven knows how they were allowed to get into this position ( The old Scottish school tie thing–––which is now over)Ibrox was valued for funding purposes at 99million!!!! Who agreed to that ? The best price for developable land in the Govan tt a is 120 – 150 pounds per square foot, making Ibrox worth around 6 mill ( at the top of the market and not inc taxes , fees or demolition costs, and on the basis that there arent any issues with the land itself , never read a soil survey of Govan or any of the surrounding area. It beggars belief that Rangers in general and DM in particular were allowed to finance a football club beloved to so many in this way. I can only surmise that the panic sales being talked about are based on the audit being carried out Ltsb ( who did not attend the " right" school and have the right gentlemen's club membership and who are only interested in the business practises of the debtors––– of which DM is a major one ( rumoured debt of holding company £28million!!!!)
The end result of even the most perfunctory of analysis of his accounts would suggest that his ego and the svegali like sway he holds on the Scottish media ( mega casino in Govan!!!! might as well claim that Disneyland is considering building in easterhouse!)have caused and created the opportunity for him to run a massive and well loved institution into the ground. Questions that should be asked ( who supplies Rangers FM , catering etc etc , who benefitted from the sale of the sports goods shops to JJB , how can Rangers be exempt from any mention with regard to the Uefa investigation into racism etc etc . I am a Rangers fan , well sort of, but most of my pals follow them and these questions should be asked!!!!for the sake of hard working people who spend lots of money on their football
  To all the rangers fans linking the govan club with multi–million pound deals, can we please live in the real world???? your club is in extreme debt, the VAST majority of your better players WILL be sold and average low cost players will be brought in. Im not trying to be nasty here just being honest.

On to the good guys at celtic park now–
Strachan will leave the club in the summer opening the door for possibly Mowbray, Coyle or even Levein

As for possible targets– no one will be signed until the new manager is in place and has given his list of targets to the board

mon the hoops

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