Football Rumours Archive April 15 2009


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Rangers are tracking Gillingham's Simeon Jackson, who has impressed them with his "one–in–two" strike rate, and are preparing an offer of around £1m to take him to Ibrox in the next transfer window, as a replacement for the Birmingham City bound Kris Boyd.
Jackson (a Canadian U20 International) is thought to be keen on the step up, and to try his luck on the European stage. .possibly even Th Championb' League. "Iain the Know"
  To the person who said Villa will get 20m for Gabby and Barry i think 90% of Villa fans would take it. As a Villa season ticket holder i can inform all those who only see clips of MOTD gabby is shocking and not worth more than 4m.
  Mark Hughes is 99% likely to be sacked this summer and I've heard that Rikjard is being lined up as his replacement. He will keep Robinho and use him in a 4–3–3 formation on the left, Bellamy will be on the right and Bojan (£28 mil) to play through the middle. Ireland, Wright–Phillips, De Jong and Johnson will compete with Senna (£16 Mil) and Barry (£12 Mil) in midfield. The defence will be sured up by Samba (£6 Mil) and Toure (£16 Mil). Rikjard will galvanise the team and get them back into the Uefa cup.
  Man utd to get to get rid of nani and ronaldo as sir a ferguson feels that they are both extremely irratic and struggle to play their part when defending (esp nani) so see nani going to atletico m or villareal and ronaldo finally going to his dream home real madrdid for around 70–90 mil watch this space got this from a trusted source!!there is still hope man u!
  Ryan Babels days at Anfield are nearing an end. He stormed out of Anfield on Saturday before the Blackburn game when he found out he was not even on the bench. He had a blazing row with Rafa and left the stadium. I am surprised no one has reported this as it was not done behind any closed doors. He will be sold in the summer, but a replacement will only be brought in if Sebastian Leto does not earn his work permit. Favourite to sign is Martinez of A.Bilbao.
  Big News regarding the Takeover of West Ham Utd a deal has been agreed for a South African Diamond Magnet to purchase the hammers for £125milion with a sum already been paid in January as a down payment.
Zola will be handed a Large sum probably £60million plus sales to take the club forward,
the proposed signings are as followed;
Edin Dzeko(Wolfburg £18m+ add ons)
Joao Moutinho (S Lisbon £16m)
Guiseppe Rossi(Villarreal £12m)
Adam Johnson plus David Wheater (Boro £14m for the pair)
Joe Ledley (Cardiff £6m plus add ons)
Claudio Marchisio (Juventus £8m)
Camilo Zuniga (Siena £6m)
the new owners will invest approx £40m per window from then on to make the hammers a force in the premiership and in the europa league!
Happy times for the hammers
  Well I still believe a defensive midfielder needs to be acquired, because we still look weak there.
Even though I respect your opinions, I wouldn't be surprised if Wenger signs Miguel Veloso, because despite what you say about having a "strong" midfield, Veloso's versatility would mean cover at LB and CB as well.
Sebastian Bassong would be a good addition.
I'd prefer Vincent Kompany, however Micah Richards, would do, if the price tag is under £10m
  Chelsea to sign in the summer:
Sven Goran Erikkson as manager on 4mil a year contract
Ibrahimovic inter 35mil
morrison westbrom 5mil
johnson middlesborough 7.5mil
owen newcastle free
ribery Bayern Munich part exchange
Van Der Vaart Real Madrid 11mil
Zhirkov CSKA 12mil

Alex, Malouda, Ballack Bayern Munich swap
Di Santo Loan Fulham
Deco Everton 6.5mil
Mineiro 1mil Hull

Total £7.5mil
  EFC In's
Joao Moutinho – 15m
Jermaine Pennant – Free
Sean Davis – Free
Royston Drenthe – Loan
Jo – Loan
Joe Lewis – 3m
  Man City Transfers

Message: Man City ins:
Mario Gomez 24 mil
John Terry 30 mil
Adebayor 30 mil
David Bentley 11.5 mil
Michael Owen free
Yaya Toure 15mil
Glen Johnson 10 mil
And The BIG 2 will be
Lionel Messi 100 mil
Kaka 100 mil

Man City Outs:
Danny Mills 250k Leicester
Ched Evans Loan Nottingham forest
Jo 12 mil plus James Vaughan Everton
Hamann 1mil Wigan
Darius Vassell 1.5 mil Burnley
All said and done! Top 4 finish i predict ;)
  Sunderland to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger
  As is obvious Rangers will look to clear out a large numbers of players at the end of the season to reduce the wage bill. Players such as Gow, Adam, Webster and Smith are all on good money and they know these contracts won't be matched elsewhere so finding buyers will not be easy. The nucleus of a good team is their and with the correct additions the squad could have a very refreshing look come the new season. Winning the league this season would allow much more scope in the transfer market as it would guarantee champions league money and attract good players to the club. Walter, contrary to popular opinion will not be stepping aside as manager. Enquiries have already been made about several players in order to establish availability for the close season, primarily to allow Rangers to edtablish a budget. Players such as Stranzl, Aguiar and Bjarsmyr are all out of contract at the end of this season and all are allegedly keen to sign.

I have heard a rumour that a potential signing is Morgaro Gomis from Dundee Utd, a good player although I'm not sure where he will play. A good squad player perhaps.

Outs –

Smith (GK)

I also believe that Ferguson will be sold for a fee ranging between 1–2 million. McGregor will only be sold if Rangers get an offer in excess of 4 million.

Do not rule out the possibility of Hutton returning as Harry Redknapp much prefers Corluka in the right back role.

Anyway, Cheerio to 4 in a Row and Keep Believing!
  Westbrom boss tony mowbray is keen to bring simon cox of swindon town to the hawthorns for 2 million this summer but faces tough competition to get his man.
  Manchester City
Mikael Arteta Everton 12million
Carlos Culluar Aston Villa 8million
Robin Van Persie Arsenal 16million
Jermaine Jenas Tottenham 8million
Kasper Schmeichel Reading 1million
Ched Evans Cardiff if not promoted 3million
Danny Mills Blackpool Free
Glauber Wolfsburg Free
Martin Petrov Tottenham/Aston Villa 4million
Michael Ball Wigan Loan
  West Brom if relagated
West Brom
Lee Martin Manchester United free
Ben Alnwick Tottenham Loan
Greig Halford Sunderland 2million
Fraiser Campbell Manchester United loan
Ryan Donk Alzmaar 3million
Danny Guthrie Newcastle Loan
Shelton Martis Leeds Free
Craig Beatie 1 Million Watford Free
Jay Simpson Arsenal Recall
Yossuf Mulumbu PSG Recall
Graham Dorrans Hibs Loan
Marc–Antoine–Fortune–Nancy Recall
Dean Kiely colchester Free
  Real Madrid to offer Marcelo and 12million for Roque Santa Cruz. Big Sam to bring in Joey Barton for 3m, Anderson for 7m,Aimar for 3m, Kuranyi for free, Givet for 2m, Eboue for 3m, Alfonso Alves for 3m,Kameni for free. Outgoing will be Derbyshire for 3m(Olymipiacos),Pedersen for 5m(Everton), McCarthy for 3m(Sunderland),Robinson for 2.5m(Birmingham),Rsc for 12m + Marcelo.
  Arsenal are being strongly linked to Le Mans defensive–midfielder Mathieu Coutedeur and are believed to have already enquired over his services. Mamadou Sahko is the subject of a 2–way battle between Arsenal and AC Milan, with the Gunners strong favourites to clinch his signature for around 8 million. Wenger is very happy with the way the team has come along of late and knows a few quality additions will help them on their way.

Chelsea must sell b4 they buy, so as a result Deco will almost certainly be on his way out for around 6 million with Atletico interested along with Paulo Fereria for around 3–4. Management at Chelsea are beggining to have their doubts over the reliability of Petr Cech and MAY consider selling him if he does not improve. Zhirkov has been recomended by Hiddink and they are also interested in aquiring Russia's top scorer Vagner Love as well as Lille's young starlet Eden Hazard.

Man Utd have been scouting heavily in Brazil and Argentina and Nicolas Bertolo (of Banfield) has caught their eye along with the Brazilian triplet of Walter, Neymar and Douglas Costa. Tevez is being offered to clubs all around Europe with Inter and Madrid interested.

Liverpool's top target seems to be Portsmouth's Glen Johnson who is valued at around 10 million he will replace Degan who is off to Schalke. In addition Aaron Lennon is a relaistic target after Spurs failed to qualify for anything. Finally Javier Saviola may join Liverpool as back–up to Torres.
  There will be a few interesting moves in the off season. Benzema – Manchester United. If Man U sell Tevez, they will sign a cover player with the cash they recieve and Benzema is the perfect choice. Veloso – Arsenal. They lack a sold CDM to provide the strength and holding power in the centre, and Miguel Veloso is a perfect fit. Barry – Liverpool. Sick of not playing European football, Barry will demand a transfer, and Villa will have to let him go. David Villa – Real Madrid. Seen as a replacement for their ageing strike duo of Raul and Van Nistelrooy, Villa will be sold to Madrid in the Valencia fire–sale. David Silva – Will go to Liverpool to cover the exodus of Liverpool players who are sick of the rotation policy of Rafa Benitez, and desire regular first team football. eg. Lucas, Babel, Ngog, Aurelio. Ribery – Barcelona. Will end up at Barca for a huge transfer fee, probably world record, unless Man City pull off one bigger. Seen speaking to Henry post CL, supposedly about wanting to move. Diego – Bayern Munich. Munich will sign Diego from Werder to cover the loss of Ribery Ronaldinho – Manchester City. Will leave after only a season, drawn by a massive contract, and a huge transfer fee. Adebayor – Will be bought by AC Milan with the windfall from the Ronaldinho sale, because they lack any good recognisable strikers aside from Pato.
  Sunderland are gonna shock the world this week by announcing that Roy Keane Is to Return to Sunderland

you heard it here first
  Big transfer news for the mighty Glasgow Rangers !

Walter to move upstairs but will still have a say in transfers etc !
New manager will be McCoist if we win the league !
and Levein if we don't

Players being moved out will be

Weir Daily Hemdani and Graeme Smith all free
McGregor 4.5 mill Werder Bremen
Beasley 500,000 L A Gallaxy
Ferguson 1.5 Million Bolton Middelsburgh and Newcastle all intrested But he will only go to the premiership ! So depends on relegation !
Alexander 500,000 Burnley Due to taking the huff at not being No1
McCulloch 1 million Stoke
Adam Blackpool 500,000
Gow Wolves 450,000
Novo Depertivo 1 million
Feeney Cardiff 250,000
Baird Fullham 1 million All 3 lifelong Gers Fans
Brunt WBA 1.5 million
Smith Motherwell free
Cearny and McArthur 2 Million Hamilton
Stranzil Moscow 1 Million
Smith and Cearny to fight it out for No1 spot
And More than 4 million left over to go to the bank
Also look for mibi 1 more big name signing if we win the league and gain Champions league football

4 in a row where did it go ???????
  Celtic fc


John Arne Riise (almost done deal)
Marek Cech


McManus 3.5m newcastle
JVOH 1m birmingham
Boruc 8.75m Arsenal
McGeady 9m Bayern
liverpool and will go head to head to sign sammuel eto'o a fee of around 30 million will be enough to sign the goal machiene

arsenal are ready to line up a mega bid to sign realmadrid young gun striker huigan which means either adebeyor will leave or most likely van persie

zaki–newcastle 5million
zaki–spurs 5million

defour–astonvilla 15million
  Ribery will be moving to barcalona in the summer for 42 million pounds . barca will fund this by selling eto to liverpool for 20 mil.

liverpool will sign the following players if they don't win the premiership.

liverpool in :
aquero 27 mil
johnson 8 mil
shawcross 8 mil
silva 23 mil
owen – free

liverpool out :
dossena 4 mil
babel 12 mil
vorinin 4 mil
  100% true transfer gossip

manucho– 750,000
lynch–nottingham forest
ribery in the end will join barcelona maybe for a world record fee as barcelona are in poll position to sign the midfielder–barcelona
  These rumours. . . . . . . . .

"Cardiff City FC
All rumours providing Bluebirds are promoted!

Stuart Taylor (£650k)
Tom Heaton (£500k)
Yohann Pele (Free Transfer)
Chris Gunter (£2.5m)
Kieran Gibbs (Loan)
Gareth Bale (£7m)
Elano (£3.5m)
Adel Taarabt (£1.01m)
Ji–Sung Park (£3.5m)
James Collins & Danny Gabbidon (£4m)
Federico Macheda (Loan)
Alan Smith (£2.39m)


where on earth do you think cardiff will get this kind of money!?
Taylor will remain on loan with a view for a permanent deal in the summer, this is the same for Chops and Quincy.
Eddie Johnson will remain if he takes a pay cut.

Feeney – SPL
Jon Brown to be loaned to a FLC team
  Breaking news concerning Michael Owen

For all of you who want Owen on a free well i've got news for ya

1)we're not going down
2)if Shearer stays, Owen stays
3)Owen wants first team football and a high salary the only ones that can afford that are the big 4 and Man City
4) Michael owes the club a year more of football
5)Him and Alan Shearer are great freinds
6)Michael has grown to love the club and he's settled in very well, you saw that by the way he celebrated when Andy Carroll scored that mint goal against Stoke (he looked like he'd won the lottery, and it wasn't even him who scored)
7) Owen has young children in school and my wife did his mortgage for petes sake, i know Owen will sign if we stay up and Shearer stays, that's for sure

Oh and another thing, Steven Taylor and Seb Bassong won't leave deffinately if we stay up because Bassong's about to sign a new massive contract which we can afford with the departures of Viduka, Smithh ande Cacapa. and Seb has first team football, and he's loving it here (especially with Beye and Martins)

Taylor won't leave end of! He's getting first team football at the club he loves to bits that's probably, probably going to be run by his adored club legend

Owen minimum release WITH CONTRACT – 12mil
Bassong minimum release WITH CONTRACT – 11 mil
Steven Taylor minimum release– 10 mil
  I'm glad to see some Bolton Wanderers rumours on this website, at long last, but I'm not convinced that Veloso will be making the move to the Reebok after this season's January transfer window where Gary Megson clearly showed that Paulo Bento's preferred price for the midfielder was too high for Bolton's restricted budget. But for me, this begs the question – Do Bolton really need him, or do we need a skilled and paced forward? To be honest I think that Gary Megson may be better off acquiring a player to work alongside Elmander, who seems to have struggling in recent games.
  Just a response to the clearly over–enthusiastic Cardiff City fan:

1. Surely Blumer Elano is worth twice what you have indicated?

2. Why in Gods name would Alan Smith wish to be reunited with Peter Ridsdale?! You must remember this is the man who destroyed the club he grew up with.


malcolm shaffer
  I am Arsenal fan and believe me when i say we need a new Goalkeeper and a decent center midfielder to play with Fabregas. We should have bought Shay Given to relpace Almunia and in midfield we need someone who can compliment Fabregas as Denilson and Song are just not good enough to play week in week out at this level. Diaby is good in patches but then goes walkabouts for chunks of the game. Apart from those 2 areas we are OK. I would like to see Adebayor sold and a top class Striker brought in to replace him as since he got his pay rise he has been largely useless!!
  Gers rumours

Glad to see the gers fans are getting more realistic with their rumours on here. Gordon will come in if McGregor heads out. The Andy Dorman rumour is nonsense as is the Hutton return rumour. Well done to the gers fans responding intelligently without name calling to the idiotic celtic fan who brought up the gazza thing (what was that all about?? pointless or what)and also the celtic fan who disguised himself as a st mirren fan. There is a ted rodgers alive and well in canada, but he won't be buying Rangers. Smith will leave whether he wins the league or not, a new manager shortlist has not yet been devised but levein will be on it. I have also heard a rumpur that Advocaat would consider a return, but only if he had money to spend, so it's a long shot.

4 in a row, where'd it go????? Number 52 coming up
  Michael Owen to Everton.
  I don't know if anyone can shed any light on this, but I saw Stylian Petrov former Celt, and current Aston Villa midfielder at the Four Seasons Marriot Hotel next to Manchester Airport last Wednesday afternoon. I was there for a family function, he was kitted out in sort of sporting gear when he stopped there. I don't know if he was staying or what.
Possible target for one of the Manchester teams – most likely City considering the strength of Man Utd?
I don't know if anyone else has heard anything, but thought I would post this up.
  Arsenal bulletin
with arsenals squad mentality increasing game by game and it showed with the 4–1 victory over wigan so wenger won't believe he needs to make any big money or big name signings
if any big name signings will be made they will be in exchange for adebayor(huntelaar or bojan)
philleppe senderos will be sold to ac.milan and young defender mohammed sakho will be signed from psg for around 6 million.
as usual a few unknown youngsters will be signed
huntelaar or bojan in exchange for adebayor
sakho 6 million
a few youngsters
senderos 4 million
gilbert loan/100k to leiceter if they get promoted
rosickey if he dosent get back to fitness in time for the emirtes cup in july if he isn't he will be released
  Curbishley to sunderland. I know one of the daily rags is running this story but i have an excellent source who has confirmed it. Go and put your money on, this is as dead a cert as you're gonna get. Mr T.
  With wolves' promotion to the EPL almost certain, Mick McCarthy has been told he has up to £40m to spend by Steve Morgan and Jez Moxey. He will use his Irish links to get Damien Duff(2–4m) from soon to be relegated NUFC. Bids will also be made for Stephen Hunt(3–6m–if Reading not promoted) and Steven Reid from Blackburn. Gareth Bale will be loaned from his Spurs winless streak for LB/M ahead of Stephen Ward. Jamie O'Hara has been linked aswell as the return of Tom Huddlestone. Loan moves will be made for Aaron Ramsey, Carlos Vela and Jack Wilshere aswell as Paul Anderson and Kriztian Nemeth. He is also looking for a striker to go with Ebanks–Blake to score the goals to stay in EPL, Viduka(if he is able to stay fit), Alan Smith, Federico Macheda(loan) and Frazier Campbell(on Loan)being looked at

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