Football Rumours Archive August 15 2010


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15 Aug 2010 23:01:43
MUFC Will Sign Rodwell And Neuer In Jan Also We ?May Buy Pillipp Lahm In Jan If Rafael Is Struggling(Doubt It) Also If We Fail To Sign Rodwell We will Sign M.Sakho(PSG) Plus We Will Definitely Get Ozil To Replace Scholes And Next Summer We Will Sign A Replacement For Giggs With The Likely Candidate Being E.Eliyah!
All I Have For Today Folkes!



 15 Aug 2010 23:39:23
Anelka 2 make a shock move bk 2 arsenal as Chelsea signing Neymar n STurridge to b brought in to the fold dis year. Wenger has always said Anelka would of become best player in world if he had stayed at Arsenal. Fee will b 7m. Abramovic himself has accepted this offer as things are tough at Chelsea.(8)(50)


 15 Aug 2010 23:40:08
Martin Bain flying out to Austria tomorrow hopefully 3rd time lucky and return with jelavic. Hutton to join on loan before hibs game.(40)(18)


 15 Aug 2010 22:23:41
Hearts will sign zander diamond from aberdeen on a 4 year deal(3)(47)


 15 Aug 2010 22:26:52
Craig Bryson of Kilmarnock will be signed by Rangers. .a cracking player, but let's hope it's not to replace Steven Davies! (40)(53)


 15 Aug 2010 22:27:56
Jay Simpson is to sign for Hull tomorrow. Brilliant signing by Nigel Pearson(7)(26)


 15 Aug 2010 22:39:46
Update to my comment then Liverpool won't sign peter crouch as peter crouch got interviewed and said he is not going anywhere also Editor can you shed any light on the N'Zogbia to Liverpool rumour


{Editor's Note: Nothing more than rumour as far as I know – Sunderland are maybe interested as well.}(2)(17)


 15 Aug 2010 21:57:14
Shay given might come to celtic because man city won't let him go to any EPL team and he would prefer to play for celtic vladimir Wiess on long season loan to celtic bellamy to fulham or cardiff(43)(71)


 15 Aug 2010 22:02:38
To the guy who said this!
15 Aug 2010 11:43:52
To the people who think Ibrahimavic is going to Man City –

"The deal he signed with Barcelona includes a buy–out clause of 250m euros (£216m) for the player." quote from BBC Sport when Ibra signed for Barcelona.

And for that reason I don't think he will go to City, Barca have stated many times that he is not for sale. .
Man City will tempt Barcelona with a 265 million pound bid.


 15 Aug 2010 22:03:31
Mascherano will leave to barca or inter for in the region of 20–25m next week.
Before the transfer window shuts liverpool are going to sign 2 strikers one being french striker ginac and the other being louic remy, peter crouch or santa cruz.
Also the liverpool takeover will be complete within 2 weeks allowing us to spend in january.



 15 Aug 2010 22:09:00
Just been at celtic park and just seen wises comin out of front door and went straint into a car(26)(52)


 15 Aug 2010 22:12:33
Forest have may have pulled out of the whitts and pratley deal's due to other clubs intrests and the fact that each club does not want to do business with them. forest have offered them good deals but both clubs are basically taking the micky now.

Also forest have identified another talant in europe, forest might be willing to take chance on him as the whitts and pratley 'seems dead' and also the fact the majewski and moussi deal's were so successfully.

Sorry no evidence yet but a few months ago there was reports we was signing a promising left back from sweeden so it may be in the same place or close by.

You Heard it here First

Dave the Red fan !(8)(15)


 15 Aug 2010 22:18:19
Since walter smith has signed james beattie and close to signing jelovic, kyle lafferty will go out on loan to a championship club(24)(42)


 15 Aug 2010 22:19:57
Rangers will seal alan hutton on loan this week(46)(40)


 15 Aug 2010 21:28:25
Cardiff City would 'love' to sign Craig Bellamy amid reports the Manchester City striker will join the Championship club on loan.

Bellamy appears poised to leave City before the close of the transfer window as he is not expected to be part of Roberto Mancini's 25–man squad for the Premier League season.

He was not involved in Saturday's 0–0 draw at Tottenham Hotspur and has been linked with a move to several clubs.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp appears to have conceded defeat in his bid to sign the 31–year–old and had suggested Bellamy would link up with former City boss Mark Hughes at Fulham.
Celtic had also been linked with a move for Bellamy, while Dave Jones felt Cardiff were outsiders to sign the attacker.

However, it is now understood that the Wales international will join home–town club Cardiff on a six–month loan and the deal will be confirmed on Monday.

A Cardiff spokesman said: "With the number and the names of the clubs being mentioned in connection to Craig it is flattering that we are an option, but at this stage it is pure speculation.

"Being connected to a player of this calibre shows how far we have come, to be even considered in a deal like this.

"We would love it to happen of course, but we are by no means alone in this."



 15 Aug 2010 21:29:27
Indian consortium have one months exclusivity deal to buy and take over blackburn on monday but will have signed and sealed by friday so sam can have a final go for a striker before the window shuts.(5)(52)


 15 Aug 2010 21:35:33
Heard that jelovic is going to rangers for a medical tomorrow and will sign a 3 year deal 15k a week

also walter smith is pals with harry redknapp and sir alex ferguson and they have agreed to let players that don't make spurs and man utd 25 man squad may join rangers on a season long loan(23)(61)


 15 Aug 2010 20:36:39
Old firm news

rangers ins

JELAVIC – RAPID VIENNA – £3.7m + £500'000 add–ons this week
BARAZITE – ARSENAL – season long loan this week
ADU – BENFICA – season long loan

freddy adu will be the unknown last day signing that rangers will buy. yup the american pele will be on his way to ibrox soon mo edu suggested this player to mccoist.(34)(97)


 15 Aug 2010 20:42:35
Ed, any news on Ben Arfa to Newcastle??

Do you think it will go through?


{Editor's Note: There will be no movement until Newcastle agree terms with Marseille.}(19)(10)


 15 Aug 2010 20:43:12
Reportedly sir alex ferguson precieves that fletcher, carrick, anderson and hargreaves are not good enough central midfielders, and has launched an audatious £25 million bid for olympic lyon midfield maestro jeremy toulalan. . ( ed what do you think?) {Editor's Note: I have heard nothing of this – it seems unlikely but who knew of Bebe.}(7)(53)


 15 Aug 2010 20:48:31
Plymouths Reda johnson is wanted by a host of premiership clubs, Tottenham have thrown Argyle a few sweetners loan wise lately, so white hart lane may be a good bet, Argyles board would be unwise to let him leave for less than 1 million as the fan backlash would be huge, therefore any person quoting 500k to their club should do their homework first.(13)(13)


 15 Aug 2010 20:52:09
Rory Fallon is in talks with Barnsley, and blackpool about a possible deal. fee nominal as Argyle look to cut the wage bill.(12)(17)


 15 Aug 2010 21:04:55
Swindon town have signed marcus bent from birmingham on a season long loan deal beating competition from several championship sides.(32)(15)


 15 Aug 2010 21:06:37
Bellamy Given and Wiess to sign loan deals with celtic .(59)(45)


 15 Aug 2010 20:31:41
Ryan Babel will be in Birmingham for a medical tomorrow after Liverpool accepted a bid of £8.5m.Roy Hodgson is apparently looking to replace him with Wigan want away Charles N'Zogbia.There are also rumours that Bellamy could sign for Liverpool.(18)(53)


 15 Aug 2010 20:35:40
Carlos Tevez maybe to Real Madrid

James Milner to Man City

Vincent Kompany to Arsenal

Hatem Ben Arfa to Newcastle

Mesut Ozil to snub United for Barca

Felipe Caicedo to the Hammers

Carlton Cole & Robert Green won't leave WHU

Ashley Young to Spurs(22)(64)


 15 Aug 2010 20:36:32
SSN today at 10AM Craig Bellamy signs for Cardiff. Rob Hulse will sign as will Lee Naylor and Andy Keogh. Mccormack, Whittingham will leave(44)(44)


 15 Aug 2010 19:39:19
Any Southampton Rumours anyone?(14)(12)


 15 Aug 2010 19:47:45
Tottenham are close to getting connor wickham of ipswich(17)(35)


 15 Aug 2010 19:51:31
Expect miler, davis and bougherra to be sold, cause i do!
walter s(17)(80)


 15 Aug 2010 20:03:13
Ben Arfa will be a Toon very very soon



 15 Aug 2010 20:15:45
Burnley are favourites to sign cardiff ace peter whittingham, he has had a loan spell at burnley before and said he would welcome the chance to return to the north west. cardiff still need the money to slightly help them clear there debts. burnley and nottingham forest are the favourites to sign him but forest have already had a bid rejected but burnley are prepared to really tempt cardiff with a 2 million bid which will be made tomorrow. burnley are also going to make a bid for derby striker rob hulse which will give the clarets better options upfront.(10)(34)


 15 Aug 2010 20:20:40
Westham breaking news. . .parker to spurs for 6m plus jenas. . .cole to liverpool 16m. . .in comes man city pair c/do and bellamy. . .(5)(51)


 Ozil is spelled like this Ozil not Ozeil

{Editor's Note: It should be either Özil (with an unlaut) or Oezil (with the "e" replacing the umlaut. Ozil is incorrect but easier to type.} 15 Aug 2010 18:30:41
Further to my post earlier today I can confirm Bellamy to Cardiff is a done deal(35)(70)


 15 Aug 2010 18:32:49
Cardiff City have signed Craig Bellamy on a 6 Month Loan Deal(59)(108)


 15 Aug 2010 18:40:16
Any hearts fc news(9)(38)


 15 Aug 2010 18:49:35
Ryan babel to birmingham for around 8 million

n'zogbia may be tempted if birmingham can get the funds

how much should blues pay for n'zogbia ed?(22)(31)


 15 Aug 2010 19:02:46
Jordan Rhodes to Palace looks very unlikely now with Huddersfueld wanting 2.5 million and Palace only prepared to pay 1 million. Therefore attentions have been turned to Charlie Austin and a Bournmeouth striker. Neil Danns has been given 10 days to decide whether he wants to sign new deal with Anthony Wordsworth earmarked as his replacement should he continue to stall. Southamptons Paul Wotton will be in Beckenham tomorrow to speak to Burley about possible loan deal.(9)(19)


 15 Aug 2010 19:08:12
McFadden to celtic – NEVER!
Everyone knows he's a celtic fan but cmon tims , he was bought by Birmingham for £6m , and the fact Big Eck is a bluenose , you think hes gonna sell him to Celtic for less than £6m?
Keiron Westwood to . . DREAM ON!

Supppose you got an unknown LB and CB , to make the defence even worse.

Bellamy to fulham almost done , so forget that one to . .


Nikica Jelavic deal will be done tomorrow ( Monday night ) on his way to Glasgow as we speak , if not already there.

Yohan Benalouane – Deal will be done next week.


Expect a late deal for Bougherra :(


W A T F P ! (64)(101)


 15 Aug 2010 19:11:21
Millwall to beat Hull, Crystal Palace and Leeds to signing of Jay Simpson from Arsenal.(9)(60)


 15 Aug 2010 19:13:03
Prestons SSL will sign for Blackpool before noon tomorrow.(14)(38)


 15 Aug 2010 19:19:07
Cant see hatem ben arfa turning away from newcastle for west ham to be honest. why when a deal must be moving along would he go elsewhere. anyone heard any updates/info on how the talks are progressing(16)(17)


 15 Aug 2010 19:19:53

Walter Smith set to get his own back on Blackburn for trying to hijack our bid for James Beattie
Walter is going to nick the signing or Columbian forward Edixon Perea , the player is due to train with Blackburn this week , but as Rangers are the bigger and better club he will opt to sign for us , just like James Beattie.



 15 Aug 2010 19:26:53
Stoke City in for Bentley, fee and personal terms still to be agreed. Possible deal for Rodallega still on the cards.(24)(23)


 15 Aug 2010 19:29:02
Hatem Ben Arfa has said he will never play for Marseille again, and is refusing to train or play. He will sign for Newcastle some time next week, that much is certain.

Newcastle officials have also held talks for Uruguay's tidy defensive midfielder Egidio Arevalo, and are working like beavers to get both done before their clash with Aston Villa next week.(33)(15)


 15 Aug 2010 17:46:46
Does anyone know any new barnsleys rumours(10)(33)


 15 Aug 2010 18:15:53
There are rumours hinting at a michael owen loan move to Roy Keane's Ipswich. He is looking for a proven striker after previous targets such as Chopra have fallen through and Owen needs games to get fitness up.(13)(86)


 15 Aug 2010 18:16:43
Rumour going round ibrox yesterday was that davis didn't have a virus but was having a medical at everton, i really hope this isn't true.



 15 Aug 2010 18:19:21
Bradley Wright Phillips to Southampton!

Deal to be done within a few days(26)(54)


 15 Aug 2010 17:13:26
Just heard from my mate who works at Ibrox that Jelavic has now came to an agreement with Rapid on his pay off and will fly to Glasgow tomorrow for a medical and sign a 3 year contract worth 16,000 a week.

Conway will not move to Rangers from Dundee Utd, and neither will Goodwillie after the capture of Jelavic.

Walter will then look to bring in Benaloune the St Etienne centre half for £1/£1.25m as they expect a late bid for Bougherra in the region of £5m and they will not be able to turn this down, as the player is looking to leave even although he saying otherwise in the press. The only other addition will be the Arsenal player who plays left wing & is on trial at the moment.



 15 Aug 2010 17:19:23
Chelsea FC by the end of the transfer window. .

IN. .
NEYMAR (25mil)

OUT. .








No need for another centre back!(49)(53)


 15 Aug 2010 17:27:05
Reda johnson is in talks with a unamed team spurs, rangers, blackpool, wigan and 3 unamed championship teams after him fee is likely to be around 500,000–1mil reid will ask the board to give the money to buy a striker before deadline day patterson, clark, wright–philips will leave and fallon was told before carlise i will start u impress me u stay if u don't u leave so he will also leave.(30)(24)


 15 Aug 2010 16:55:37
Plymouth are resigned to losing Reda johnson for upwards of 1 million pounds, coming in will be Ryan Harley plus a striker, all hinges on deadlines and people actually taking the gamble. Johnson looks like going to Glasgow Rangers of all suitors.(31)(47)


 15 Aug 2010 17:01:05
Bellemy to Cardiff done !(82)(140)


 15 Aug 2010 16:38:01
Hi Ed,

have you not heard about the Ronaldinho link to Spurs?

{Editor's Note: Milan are praising his pre–season form, interest has been shown by LA Galaxy and there was talk of going back to Brazil. A couple of Turkish sides took notice, and there could even be options in the Middle East. North London and a nice little flat in Enfield – I just can't see it.}(12)(38)


 15 Aug 2010 15:54:20
Celtic FC News

Peter lawwell has contacted manchester city over a loan move for shay given and with paradise being his preffered destination and considering manhester city do not want to loan/sell players to teams they see as competition this one is likely to happen. Another manchester city who is very close to a loan signing with celtic is vladmir weiss, the talented youngster is being allowed to go out on loan to gain first team football and with celtic still in the europa league it would be a good move. Also the craig bellamy saga, celtic are still very interested but it is completely down to the player whether he wants to play for celtic or fulham, expect an outcome by next weekend – hopefully he is heading north! But if he decides to reunite with mark hughes for the third time, talks between celtic and birmingham will begin with McFadden stating he wants to return to the SPL one day and he is proud of his roots, however i am not sure if mcfadden is the right player for celtic at this moment??. As Neil lennon has/is continuing with deals at man city swedish defender daniel – don't want to attempt his second name – has been completing a medical over the weekend and will probably be announced on monday and finally a honduras left back is jetting into glasgow to take a look rond parkhead with his agent stating that they are in advanced discussions and close to a deal – i am especially happy with a new left back coming in as charlie mulgrew has far from impressed me.

With players like given, weiss, bellamy and mcfadden i think there may be a little bit of thunder on the way!

Hail Hail! ConnorBhoy!(124)(83)


 15 Aug 2010 16:03:13

West Ham are set to complete the signing of Loic Remy in the next week for a fee of around £12m, which West Ham will agree to pay £7.5m upfront. He is being flown in on Monday to discuss terms and complete a medical.

Felipe Caicedo has virtually signed on loan, and if impressive will be made into a permanent signing next summer for £2.5m.

But this is the interesting one – watch out for West Ham making a move for Marseille's Hatem Ben Arfa. After failing to get Sulejmani and Ben Arfa's wish to move away from the French team, West Ham are attempting to gazump Newcastle. He will be given the No. 21 shirt which will be taken from the outgoing Behrami.(26)(36)


 15 Aug 2010 15:21:42
My dad m8 is a barnsley and leeds scout and he tells me that barnsley targets are

adam le fondre (rotherham)
hallfredson (true because he had to go watch him in iceland)
texeiria free
shotton (loan stoke)
also they are looking at vassel because he hasn't got in the man city team
your dads m is a stool, texeiria has moved to a foreign team in a scandinavian country.

{Editor's Note: Teixeira is now playing for Ukrainian side Metallurg Donetsk.}(10)(50)


 15 Aug 2010 15:31:26
Bellemy 2 be a cardiff city player by middle of nxt wk(76)(104)


 15 Aug 2010 15:34:39

INS:koscinley, Chamhak, mark schwarzer, mexes(44)(41)


 15 Aug 2010 14:51:57
Any Southampton news editor or are deals on hold after the death of Markus Liebherr ?


{Editor's Note: I think there will be a lull whilst matters settle.}(25)(16)


 15 Aug 2010 15:09:32
ED is it true that if Man United fail to get MESUT OZIL then they might try for RAUL MEIRELES?

Do u know anything about this ed?


{Editor's Note: Simply newpaper speculation at the moment. SAF does not make panic buys. He will improve his where he feels he needs to. It is also clear that he is mindful of future changes that may limit spending and will look to younger players. Meireles is 27 – so in my view it is doubtful.}(32)(24)


 15 Aug 2010 15:09:59
I've just Heard that Liverpool are discussing a swap deal involving Bendtner and Skrtel. I don't think any money is involved, and Bendther would like to hook up with his compatriots agger and poulson.(7)(81)


 15 Aug 2010 15:10:24
Why am i hearing alot of James Mcfadden Coming to celtic?? i see it no were else?? MON THE HOOPS(63)(81)


 15 Aug 2010 14:33:55

Redknapp has given up on Bellamy, nzogbia fee has been agreed instead.

Gallas will sign if spurs get a positive result on Tuesday night.

Huge deal for Forlan is in place and as above, depends on qualification being secured (will have to wait 2 weeks though!)

Keane and Jenas are available but will not go for less than 8 million each.

Piennar might be involved in a swap deal for either of above or Bentley. (all long term everton targets)

No Villa players are targets, Young was but Villa will not sell.

Last but not least, as i have said before, there are a couple of stonking deals lined up providing spurs qualify in 2 weeks. Ronaldinho is one of them. .sounds far fetched but Levy has tried such deals before (Morientes in his prime, Rivaldo etc)

Patience my friends. . . huge last few days of window to come. .(23)(57)


 15 Aug 2010 14:35:48
Likely transfers. . .

Craig Bellamy–Fulham
James Milner–Manchester City
Mesut Ozil–Real Madrid
Nicka Jelavic–Rangers
Jay Simpson–Hull City
Mark Schwarzer–Arsenal
Marcus Bent–Blackpool (LOAN)
Yohan Benalouane–Rangers
Daniel Majstorovic–Celtic
Hatem Ben Arfa–Newcastle(LOAN)
Javier Mashcerano–Barcelona
Swindon–Josh Thompson(70)(68)


 15 Aug 2010 14:46:33
Hi all Arsene Wenger has said he knows his team lack deffensive players so people please stop saying arsenal won't buy anyone els.
I have heard so many names like subotic, metersaker, cahill, and so on. there is one name that has been coming and going in the last couple of years (phillip mexes) I have heard a few words been spoken around the club again regarding him and really think he will join arsenal. He is what we need he is strong fast and big He will cost around 7–10 million full of expirience if you agree push the button and if you don't push unbeliveble.

chris andz(52)(36)


 15 Aug 2010 13:49:11
Milner to join Man City in 48 hours



 15 Aug 2010 13:53:04
Bolton left back Jlloyd Samuel will be signing for Bristol City this coming week. Last year of his contract and well down the pecking order, he'll be joining Nicky Hunt at Ashton Gate.(40)(47)


 15 Aug 2010 13:55:35
Fantastic News for my fellow Rangers fans, i've posted a few times that all the stumbling blocks over the Jelavic deal was Rapid stalling for bigger interest, this hasn't happened and here you have it, the deal is back on.

Rapid officials today got in touch wit ibrox informing us the dispute between themselves and the player was now settled and inquired if Rangers were still interested (i assume they heard of the Beattie signing)

In terms of the players wage demans being a problem, he is currently on 4k a week, my understanding is he wanted something close to 30k a week from gers, i don't think we'll give him this but i'm sure he'll settle for the the 15k + bonuses, which we can offer as it more than triples his salary and gives him a huge stage on which to showcase his ability as its no seret he wants to play in in prem.

Expect this deal to be done before the tie against villa.(85)(112)


 15 Aug 2010 14:12:35
Heard a couple of rumours on about santa cruz going back to blackburn, if anyone heard anything about please keep it posted on here please.(15)(70)


 15 Aug 2010 14:15:10
Just an update on the craig bellamy transfer.
Celtic have been pushed out to 14/1 to sign him, with spurs, everton, fulham and cardiff now favorites at 1/3 for him to return to wales.



 15 Aug 2010 14:21:40

Strong rumours that Rangers set to sign David Goodwillie AND Craig Conway from Dundee Utd in a £2.5m double deal. Possibility it could be £2m plus Webster. If he is included Smith will move to snap up Yohan Benaloune from St.Etienne for around £1m.

Nikica Jelavic WILL be a Rangers player before Thursday. Rapid know they cannot afford to play him in their Europa League match, thus knocking best part of £2m off his value to interested suitors. They will not risk letting him sit tight and sign a pre–contract in January when there is £4m on the table.

Only other business, and this seems pretty much certain, Alan Hutton back from Spurs on loan. Initially till January but Gers hopefull of securing him for the season.



 15 Aug 2010 14:24:09
"15 Aug 2010 13:19:20
Ozil to sign for real when they make an improved offer. Real is his preferred destination not man u! So to all u man u fans adimant that ozil was signing for u haha!
Source Ssn"

When did he say Real Madrid is his preferred destination over united? NEVER. In Fact he has never uttered the word real madrid in that thing on SSN. All he says again that he would like to move to a top european side. Nothing else. And real madrid is the only REPORTED bidder. United are playing hardball because they know that real don't want to pay the asking price nor do united. And when he will be on free in jan united will have the advantage with regular first team football due to scholes and giggs retiring. My bet is he will play in the champions league qualifier, bremen will win and take the 20mil from UEFA and then he will be going on a free to united in jan.(48)(28)


 15 Aug 2010 14:24:11
Diego Maradona has officially declared his interest in taking the managerial position at Aston Villa. What a wonderful shock that would be for the premiership, even more entertainment!


 15 Aug 2010 12:54:41
Milner – Man City` £28m
Shay Given – Arsenal £8m
K.P Boateng –West Ham £6m
Top one 80% done
Source – Friend
Not sure if true.




 15 Aug 2010 12:55:58
Unlucky ceptic fans, craig bellamy is off to fulham


 15 Aug 2010 12:58:31
Tottenham to get Gallas and play him as first choice centre back what do you think editor? {Editor's Note: A possibility – being a free agent Gallas will have a number of choices available to him.}(41)(25)


 15 Aug 2010 13:04:14
Ozil will not sign for manchester united as they do not have the money. They have already spent enough on bebe, hernandez and smalling what do you think editor?

{Editor's Note: If Oezil does not move to Manchester United it will not be due to the lack of funds.}.(32)(53)


 15 Aug 2010 13:24:51
Chelsea to complete signing of
Neymar – 24.5 million by the end of the week
Begovic – 5.5 million almost at the end of transfer window .
Sorry Looserpool fans you really are a smallish club nowadays it's not 20'th century(50)(41)


 15 Aug 2010 13:30:21
Arsenal will sign schwarzer. They will even sign a quality centre back most probably Mexes as Wenger loves French players(47)(20)


 15 Aug 2010 12:20:13
Schwarzer will go to Arsenal, Given to Fulham as he likes Mark Hughes Joe Hart will be no.1(52)(39)


 15 Aug 2010 12:21:03
To Early'B:
Stop Coping and Pasting onto this site you imberseal!

Anyway, onto rumours –

Man City are going to have to reduce their squad numbers by 14 when they sign Milner from Villa. The names going out will be:

Given (after Hart claimed the NO.1 jersey) – arsenal need a keeper, however Wenger looks likely to sign Schwarzer from Fulham, so Given to Fulham to replace Schwarzer??

Bridge – will not be going to Liverpool after they resigned Aurelio, but Sunderland I hear are interested

M.Johnson – Bolton need a Centre–Midfielder, so maybe they would be interested? Newcastle are also interested in him, but maybe not have the money to sign, so if he went to Newcastle it would be on a loan.

Ireland – will more than likely be part of the swap deal that brings Milner to City

Bellamy – Mark Hughes as already stated his desire to bring Bellamy to Craven Cottage, and has a good relationship with Bellamy, so a 5–7 million pound deal looks on.

Santa Cruz – Is too injury prone for a lot of Managers to take a risk on, but Sam Alladyce has intentions of bringing Roque back to Ewood Park. Stoke were interested but they signed Kenwyne Jones instead.

Lescott – The biggest casaulty of City's Squad Chop after his 24million pound move last year. He would be available for around about half of that money and Spurs are interested, however City don't want to sell to their rivals

Jo – Will be going abroad or to Avrams Grants West Ham. I think it will be abroad, unless Grant sells Carlton Cole to Liverpool, then Jo could go there

Caiecado – Again, a loan deal to Avram Grants West Ham is inevitable

Richards – Spurs want him for 8 million, but City want 10 and aren't going to sell to their rivals. Liverpool are reportedly interested, and shockingly Man Utd are too! I think Liverpool is the best option

SWP – A lot of teams interested in Shaun, these include Everton, Sunderland, Villa (if young goes to Spurs) and Stoke. Sunderland do need a right winger and SWP would be a good signing for them. Villa are doubtful because I think Young is going to stay. Everton, personally, have too many midfielders but Stoke has cash to splash. So Sunderland and Stoke are the two which are going to go for SWP.

Adebayor – A lot depends of Luis Fabiano. There are only two teams chasing Fabiano now, AC Milan and Marsielle. Whichever one of these teams DOESN'T get Fabiano will bid for Adebayor.

De Jong/Barry – I don't know which one of these two will go. They will not want to drop out of the Europa League, and Chelsea, Man U, Spurs, and Villa are not interested.That Means Arsenal and Liverpool are the two teams interested. Arsenal do need a central defensive midfield player but Wenger is stubborn and will not spend about 10–12 million on one of these players. Liverpool, however, although they have signed Poulsen, will want a younger player already with Premier League experience so these two players fit the bill.

Boyata (only a loan) – Boyata will be sent out on loan to gain Premier League experience. He will most likely go to either West Brom or Blackpool, with Blackpool being the favourites for his signatures.

Please feel free to comment

Ed, your views?? {Editor's Note: My view is that Manchester City will have problems unloading all of these players at even a reasonable transfer fee, and then the problem will occur where the players are unable to have their wage demands met. This could mean players left in limbo by not being included in a team's squad – an interesting scenario for the PFA and at least one lawyer I know to be rubbing his hands and waiting for this to happen.}



 15 Aug 2010 12:24:09
Marcus Bent is set to join Blackpool on loan



 15 Aug 2010 12:25:30
Tottenham will try to sign St Enteinne(sp) striker Kevin Mirallas to boost there attacking force

He Plays for olympiakos. check first when you post a rubbishrumour(9)(31)


 15 Aug 2010 12:27:26
Plymouth argyle are drastically trying to cut their wagebill, my club insider reckons as many as 7 players could go for either lower market value or on free transfers. The list of availables is Rory Fallon, Steve mclean, luke summerfield, chris clark, Bradley wright phillips, carl fletcher, Karl duguid. Reid will then be allowed to spend on 3 players with Ryan Harley, a new striker, and a right back priorities. The squad is being aimed at the 22 mark. Thats from a worker at home park who hears all the tittle tattle.(27)(18)


 15 Aug 2010 12:43:48
Celtic still to make 4 more permanent signings and 3 more loan signings.

Permanent Deals
Swedish CB
Honduran LB
St. Ledger

Loan Deals (raid on man city)

Hail Hail




 15 Aug 2010 11:52:46
Tottenham will try to sign St Enteinne(sp) striker Kevin Mirallas to boost there attacking force.(16)(41)


 15 Aug 2010 11:55:40
Ozil is off to real madrid, deal should be done soon ! WATP passionface(39)(82)


 15 Aug 2010 12:01:32
Milner – Man City` £28m
Shay Given – Arsenal £8m
K.P Boateng –West Ham £6m
Top one 80% done
Source – Friend
Not sure if true.(23)(53)


 15 Aug 2010 12:06:22
Newcastle will make three new signings
Victor Anichebe 2.5million
Hatem Ben Arfa (loan)(purchase option)
Arevelo 2million
My source is Tomato or is that sauce(47)(41)


 15 Aug 2010 12:07:00
Liverpool News:
Zoltan Gera will not be coming to liverpool to be reunited with roy hodgson.
ryan babel is again wanted by birmingham

enough of the outs now for the players possibly coming in:
liverpool are considering a move for santa cruz and according to french reports gignac could be coming from toulose as his agent is trying to force a move through (ed which do you think would be better for liverpool?)

{Editor's Note: I don't think Liverpool have a need for either of these players; both are good but not very good.}

liverpool also hopeful of completing the signing of brad jones this week

loic remy should be at a new club by mid–week according to his agent

and with mascherano going but christian purslow has said there have been no offers but, barca are apparently leading the race to sign him and are offering £15m+ hleb which has been accepted according to rumours (Ed is this true) {Editor's Note: It is rumoured but there has been no offer. Seems unlikely to me.}(23)(26)


 15 Aug 2010 11:48:18
Newcastle transfer targets
James Perch(done)
Dan Gosling(done)
Sol Campell(done)
Ben Arfa (possibly he wants to come)
Ezequiel Lavezzi(don't know might be just a rumour)
Jloyd Samuel(good chance since he is 3rd choice left back at bolton and will be our 2nd for a bigger and better )

Good times at St James Park(31)(42)


 15 Aug 2010 11:43:52
To the people who think Ibrahimavic is going to Man City –

"The deal he signed with Barcelona includes a buy–out clause of 250m euros (£216m) for the player." quote from BBC Sport when Ibra signed for Barcelona.

And for that reason I don't think he will go to City, Barca have stated many times that he is not for sale. .(19)(39)


 15 Aug 2010 10:35:22
I really feel that Real are the only club to have made a bid for Ozil. Because he knows that, he's publiclly saying he wants to join them and its his dream! I don't now what the hype is about Real, i don't rate them and think again theyle win nothing this season. I feel the biddings from all other clubs will start to come in next week. I don't really think United has tabled a bid yet but have shown interest in him. If Real up thier bid, he will go there or concider other bids.(26)(33)


 15 Aug 2010 10:44:33
Harry 2 swap jenas n 10m 4 AShley young. Louis Saha also being lined up 4 7.5m(14)(64)


 15 Aug 2010 10:52:14
To Early'b:
stop copy and pasting full reports from other websites mate. its boring.

Sunday Mirror is reporting nothing but some bull . they say United have turned to 15m rated Raul Meireless. but my question is why on earth Fergie would spend 15 mil for a 27 years old midfielder whereas he doesn't even want to spend 12 mil for a 21 year old who is a better player ? Common sense , isnt it Mr. Ed?


 15 Aug 2010 11:00:32
Dundee united news :– its in the paper today linking rangers with goodwillie + conway as transfer targets i have been posting this for weeks. united want webster to be part of the deal + 1mil for goodwillie but bain wanted to hold onto webster and the deal was thought to be dead. now rangers top target is a defender to free up webster to bring the deal back to life.also conway has made it clear if he's to leave the arabs his preferred choise would be england but houston wants more than 2 mil with boro and reading already inquired about the player. houston needs to offload players to free up money for transfer he's looking to bring in 2 central defenders if the goodwillie deal goes through one will be webster and the other rumoured to be zelmikas who is a free agent and if conway also goes he will be looking fill the void of the 2 players going out . players being linked on houstons wish list are griffiths, (dundee) scotland, (wigan) adu, (benfica) maguire, (aberdeen) aluko, (aberdeen) makakula, (kayserispor) matoukou, (genk) ogunjimi, (genk) . if houston gets the cash i wouldn't be surprised if at least 2 of these players come to united. but we'll need to see what or if any players go first . . . . . . the arab.(61)(33)


 15 Aug 2010 11:04:40
Hi all

as i said the other day everton had asked craig bellamys agent to keep them updated on future developments, moyes will be meeting with bellamy either today or tommorow, man city are willing to loan him out for a year to a non top 6 club, strangely enough they'll consider everton, liverpool have also requested the agent to keep them updated on bellamy as it hots up, mark hughes is also intrested in taking bellamy but the man city want a certain contribution of his wages to met, not sure if fulham can meet these demands though.

looks like its a straight 3 way fight between liverpool, fulham and everton

have you heard anything simalar editor?? {Editor's Note: I am not sure that Liverpool is a viable option.}(25)(29)


 15 Aug 2010 11:23:07
Celtic latest

Rumour has it Celtic are about to actually buy a decent player after 7 failed attempts!(39)(55)


 15 Aug 2010 11:31:26

£75m takeover bid in advanced stages.
Funds from Vladimir Antonov. Ellis again the person at the front of the deal.

This is why Rangers haven't been signing to many low value players.
Expect 1 loan deal and 2 permanent signings.
This will keep them going until January.

One of these will be Jelavic. 100% All issues resolved.

The loan will be the Arsenal kid.

Welcome may be the other permanent deal, if this is the case Rangers will bring in 1 more to cover other areas.



 15 Aug 2010 10:24:56
To whoever said this!

I was having a tour with my dad last week and at the time danny gosling was having his medical, i managed to get a signature as he was leaving, as he left we started speaking to the steward at newcastle and he said that they were expecting to do a swap deal " carroll and Ranger for sunderlands " fraizer campbell and henderson! the deal is meant to be a straight swap with sunderland giving an extra 1 mil! should be going through tomorrow

I have two resons to no belive this:

1. Carroll has been a Newcastle fan all his life and just been given the famous number 9 shirt. Why on earth would he want to move to Sunderland

2.You would have posted the day you had the tour(8)(83)


 15 Aug 2010 10:26:42


Despite Hughton saying we won't sign another centre back??

We will sign Ben Arfa, Arevalo and potentially a striker (Lavezzi ?) and cover for left back (Samuel ?) Certainly not another centre back. .(29)(38)


 15 Aug 2010 08:49:41
That if Conway moves from dundee utd AYR will get a sell on fee, and with this cash we will bring in 3 new player's C defender A C Midfielder
a new striker + there 2 amerian's on trail at ayr.(29)(13)


 15 Aug 2010 09:40:29
Blackpool Fc news
Holloway looking to nab forgoten Marcus Bent from Birmingham City .
Also looking at David Vaughan from Everton, Holloway good mates with David Moyes.
To boost his attacking options.



 15 Aug 2010 09:41:46
Any Charlton rumours? Couple of strikers needed.(14)(28)


 15 Aug 2010 09:51:37
Manchester United will go for Porto midfielder Raul Meireles if they fail to land Mesut Ozil.
Sunday Mirror Sport ­revealed last week that United were refusing to meet Werder Bremen's £12million valuation on Germany playmaker Ozil, despite Sir Alex Ferguson making a trip to Fulham to check on the player in a pre–season friendly.
With only one year left on Ozil's contract, United are willing to pay only £8m – and that has given Chelsea and Real Madrid the edge in the race to sign him.
That has forced Ferguson to cast his net elsewhere – and 27–year–old Meireles is now on United's radar.



 15 Aug 2010 09:57:24
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a move for French international youngster Mamadou Sakho as he continues to plan for the future but may find that he has a battle on his hands as Arsenal are known to be monitoring the progress of the Paris St Germain defender.

Having brought in young starlets Chris Smalling and Javier Hernandez this summer there is a definite sense that the Old Trafford boss is looking to bring in young talents instead of spending astronomical sums on established players. Whether this is as a result of the financial problems the Premier League side is experiencing or not those two buys already look like very good investments.

Mamadou Sakho has stated his desire to leave his Ligue 1 side and has had a number of run in with journalists in France leading many to believe that the talented Parisian could be ready to make a move away from the club he has been at since the age of 12.

Valued at around £12m Sakho has been a solid performer in his last two seasons at the Parc des Princes and has fought his way to the fringes of the senior French side and is considered one of the hot prospects of European football. He is an adaptable defender who is immense in the centre of defence but can also do a good job at left back.



 15 Aug 2010 09:59:29
This has to be the Best post ive ever seen on here. . . . .
"Rangers to do a straight swap deal with barcelona, bougherra + 5 million and rangers get dani alves on loan for the season paying 60 % of wages

also looking to sign andy dorman for 700,000 and bobby barr for 200,000"

Whom ever wrote the above please go to your nearest hospital and get your head removed from your From Danni Alves to Bobby Barr??? ! !

Everton in for Steve Davis other than that the Orcs won't sell anyone else and will make 1 or 2 new signings (Not Alves! )

Celtic to sign Swedish CB, Honduras LB and Mcfadden.(27)(54)


 15 Aug 2010 10:21:56
Milner deal has collapsed, player has reconsidered after O'neil leaving. Will be announced by Monday pm. Straight from the inside of Villa park, watch this space.(49)(51)


 15 Aug 2010 00:25:15
What has happened with the utd defour bid :S also what truthly is happening with the ozil deal cuz I can't see it going through. Also I thought ninis was a done deal :S will it be reconstructed. Ed what do you know ? {Editor's Note: I thought Defour to United was nailed on until he signed a new contract in March – next summer seems more likely now. No updates on Ninis but Oezil seems to be favoring Real Madrid, perhaps just because they have made an offer.}(19)(10)


 15 Aug 2010 00:25:46
Julio Ricardo Cruz will sign a one–year deal with Partizan(Serbia)!(8)(15)


 15 Aug 2010 00:30:48
These are just rumours!

Arsenal: Per Mertesacker, Mark Schwarzer
Aston Villa: Stephen Ireland, Robbie Keane
Birmingham City: Nathan Clyne, Bobby Zamora
Blackburn: Aruna Dindane, Daniel Guiza
Blackpool: DJ Campbell, Kirk Broadfoot
Bolton: Chris Eagles, Alan Hutton, Cacau
Chelsea: David Luiz, Neymar
Everton: Paul Scharner
Fulham: Craig Bellamy, Steve Sidwell, Roque Santa Cruz
Liverpool: Brad Jones, Peter Crouch, Maynor Figueroa
Manchester City: James Milner, David Luiz
Manchester United: Mesut Ozil, Karim Benzema
Newcastle United: Hatem Ben Arfa, Jason Roberts
Stoke City: Jermaine Pennant, Carton Cole
Sunderland: Alan Hutton, John Utaka
Tottenham Hotspur: Craig Bellamy, Steven Pienaar, Ashley Young
West Bromich Albion: Calum Davenport, George Boateng
West Ham United: Loric Remy, Jamie O'Hara
Wigan Athletic: Steven Caldwell, Franco Di Santo
Wolves: Andre Bikey, Aaron Mokoena(45)(76)


 15 Aug 2010 00:34:54
Gary Speed Guaranteed To Be Next Sheffield United Manager(58)(16)


 15 Aug 2010 00:35:48
Adam Llewellyn and Nicky Clark to be given scotland under 21 job and billy stark to take hamilton position, llewellyn and clark are to be trained and groomed as part of the new youth on youth management scheme with a view to them becoming scotland full–time manager and assistant in the future(2)(17)


 15 Aug 2010 00:43:57

Shay's the No1 target


By Andrew Graham, 15/08/2010

NEIL LENNON has launched a sensational bid to bring want–away Manchester City goalie Shay Given to Celtic.

The Bhoys are set to slug it out with Fulham to land the Republic of Ireland No 1 who lost his first team place to England's Joe Hart yesterday on the opening day of the English Premiership season.

City–boss Roberto Mancini ended weeks of speculation when he gave Hart the nod yesterday and relegated 34–year–old Given to the bench for City's crunch visit to Spurs.

Hart responded with a five star performance to cement his position as City's new No 1 and left Given in no doubt he must move to get regular first team football.

The Irish keeper has made it clear he would seek a move if he was forced to play second fiddle to Hart.

That prompted frantic activity from the Hoops, whose Chief Executive Peter Lawwell made contact with City chiefs to swiftly register his interest in Given.

The Hoops have been monitoring Given's plight for some time and see him as the answer to their goalkeeping headache after Lukasz Zaluska failed to fill the gloves after Artur Boruc's £2 million move to Fiorentina.

Ironically, Given was once binned by the Parkhead club when Lou Macari refused to agree to the youngster's request for a pay rise when he was Celtic's youth keeper.

That opened the door for Kenny Dalglish to snap up Given for Blackburn Rovers. But Lennon has been informed Given holds Macari solely responsible and would welcome a move back to his boyhood heroes.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would love to take Given to the Emirates but knows City would never sell to a title rival. Wenger believes he has a better chance of landing Aussie Mark Schwarzer who wants Fulham to let him move to the Gunners.

Mark Hughes could give that transfer the green light if he can persuade City to sell Given to the Cottagers. But, Celtic are confident they can pull off the transfer coup of the summer by persuading City to loan them Given and Craig Bellamy!(54)(58)


 15 Aug 2010 00:56:26
Daniel Majstorović signs for Celtic
32 Year Old Daniel Majstorović has signed for Celtic on a two year deal.
He comes from Greek side AEK Athens on bosman due to his contract expiring. He joined AEK in 2008 and has been a regular ever since, he has also played 35 games for Sweden since 2003 and played for Sweden when they beat Scotland 3–0.

He has been described as a solid Center back/sweeper. Strangely one season at Basel he finished the season with 11 goals, the second best goalscorer at the club due to his physical presence in the box during corners.
I think this is the sort of player we need, he might be old but he has experience and help bring some consistency to the Celtic defense. The paper goes on to say that he will sign a two year deal after a medical tomorrow.
Welcome to Paradise Majstorović, or just MAJIC for short(49)(24)


 15 Aug 2010 01:17:20
Manchester City News. . . . .

Robinho plus £50Million will be used to purchase Ibrahimovic early next week(16)(46)


 15 Aug 2010 01:29:58
Arsenal will not sign a goalkeeper who ever starts against liverpool will be no 1. i think it will be almunia because hes had the best pre season even though i hate him! really wenger should be looking to sign given but his stubbiness is cosing arsenal to become champions of england(30)(20)


 15 Aug 2010 02:01:08
Hull City are to sign Jay Simpson from Arsenal on a 3 year deal on Monday after the striker underwent a medical on Friday and was at The New Den on Saturday to see his new team mates play Millwall.

The £1.2m fee is to be payed to Arsenal in installments.(17)(45)


 15 Aug 2010 02:05:14



 15 Aug 2010 02:12:24
For a start you people that are saying Davis Is Leaving for Everton/Tottenham Etc. He Wont Be Leaving This Season As He Picked Up A Virus After International duty for Northern Ireland.

Cant see anyone else leaving just now as we've lost a few players already but In The next week we should be able to bring in George Welcome – 500,000, Yohan Benalouane – FREE, Barazite 1 year loan and possibly jelavic 3.5 million as martin bain's done his best to make the deal alive as possible . If Celtic Bring In Anyone I Hope Its James McFadden W.A.T.P Keep The Heads Up Lads !(38)(18)


 15 Aug 2010 06:51:39
Swindon will complete the signing of Celtic defender Josh Thompson next week, whilst team–mate Glenn Loovens is on the verge of a return to Cardiff City.(45)(23)


 15 Aug 2010 00:23:56

Newcastle determined to beat West Ham, Rangers and Sevilla to Saint–Etienne defender Yohan Benalouane
By SPORTSMAIL REPORTER Last updated at 4:27 PM on 19th July 2010
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Newcastle United are keen on Saint–Etienne centre back Yohan Benalouane.
The 23–year–old has also been tracked West Ham, Rangers and Sevilla, but Newcastle seem most determined to land him, according to French newspaper L'Equipe.
Saint–Etienne hope Benalouane will sign a contract extension, but may be tempted to cash in as the 6ft 1in defender has just 12 months left on his current deal.

Tough tackler: Saint–Etienne centre back Yohan Benalouane (left) in action
The France Under 21 international, who has been a regular for the Ligue 1 club for the past two seasons, has a Tunisian father but has so far resisted calls to play for the African side amid hopes he can make the grade for Les Bleus.(133)(143)


 15 Aug 2010 00:15:32
Benalouane to Rangers rather than Celtic, Saint– Etienne officials indicate Celtic now have financial diffciulties due to Champions League exit to Braga(Le progres). Will Lennon see the McGeady Millions or will the money be required to balance the books??

to the obviious rangers fan, what a load of crap mate, we just signed a experienced swedish international. lennon has never said he was after him, that was just paper talk. and believe what read in papers all the time lennon was going to sign boyn as if?. what else oh the honduras player that use where going to sign, but funnily enough he in glasgow tonight but to sign for celtic, and if read reports its not a done deal rangers buying benaloane so get facts straight and saint etienne have never said this so less of bull makes you look like a sad rangers fan, trying to say we are skint when rangers are the one who in bad situation after all spent 10million and further 10 million for players, just u worry about where u are going to get your next player as seem jelavic has fked you off eagles fked use off, and beattie who scored 9 goals in 40 games, yeah he a great buy eh lmao(128)(95)


 15 Aug 2010 00:11:07
Apparently skybet have frozen the betting on bellamy going to everton. anyone shed any light on this ed?(53)(83)


 15 Aug 2010 00:03:08
MUFC Are Set To Go German Next Season with The Signings Of Ozil, Lahm(Jan), Neuer(Jan) And Rodwell(English, Jan)!
Good times ahead for MUFC



 15 Aug 2010 00:05:33
Rangers transfer news . .
yohan benalouane will be signed this week .
alan hutton will be returning in a loan deal
(everyone at ibrox today seemed to know about it)
conway and goodwillie will be in middle next week .
barazite . 1 year loan then pre–contrat agreement in january will be signed.
g welcome will be signed .
n jelavic is still a possability but rangers will not approach rapid .

i have heard the rumours about steve davis but walter smith said in the post match press conference that steve davis watched the game from the stands.

i hear celtic is very close to agreeing loan deal for vladimer weiss. i mentioned this on this site a few weeks back but the deal was for rangers .

celtic will not get bellamy on loan . as to with shay given . man city won't have a back up to hart .
celtic are signing every reject from every team in europe . (72)(97)


 15 Aug 2010 00:08:13
Seems mc fadden has come out to say he has changed his mind about playing in the gold fish bowl of glasgow. obviousy been few rumours with mc fadden going to hoops which i would love to see, not sure if would happen as he always said he would not like to play in scotland again, but seems funny that he has said this in news of world so never know about the rumours. we shall see in next week or two what happens now, especially as lennon needs to replace mc geady and he would be a great replacement for mc geady this is what was said in news of the world. .

Faddy homes in


By Kenny MacDONALD, 15/08/2010

JAMES McFADDEN has said for the first time he WILL return to Scotland to play.

The Scotland ace has again been linked with a move to boyhood favourites Celtic.

McFadden, 27, still has a year of his Birmingham contract to go. He admitted: "I'll definitely play in Scotland again, it's just a matter of when."

Faddy's well aware From of constant Celtic rumours but he insisted: "I've not had any texts about it.

"In fact, it's probably the quietest it's ever been from that point of view.

"I have been away from Scotland for seven years but every six months or so it rears its head.

"As far as I know, there's nothing in it."

McFadden is ready to return to his homeland should the opportunity arise.

He added: "I'll come back one day. I'm Scottish and proud of my roots.

"I will move back to Scotland to live, I just don't know when it will be.

"I said before I was dead against coming back to play in Scotland and at that time I was – but I never said I would never EVER like to play in Scotland again.

"I'll play in Scotland again. You've got to be given the opportunity and it's got to be the right thing for everyone concerned.

"I've a year to go on my Birmingham contract and the club have a two–year option on me but they're neither here nor there about letting me know what they're going to do about the option part.

"I don't really know what's going to happen."(82)(69)




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