Football Rumours Archive July 15 2009


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a.arbeloa (real)
c.Itanje (lens)

ins: negredo or nistelrooj
  Al–Fahim's takeover at Portsmouth to be confirmed week commencing 20th July. Mancini will NOT be coming as manager as he wants a ridiculously large transfer budget. Paul hart will continue as boss and the following players are targeted , if not already committed to signing. Chimbonda (Spurs) Mokoena (Blackburn) O'Neil (Middlesbrough) Benjani (Man City) M'Bami (Marseille) Bentley (Spurs) Anichebe (Everton)
  Sherman cardenas signing for Liverpool for an undisclosed fee. FACT
  Notts Countys takeover has been completed with Munto investing 1M a year over 5 years

Notts will this week complete the loan signing of Dave Carney and also sign Luke Rodgers on a 2 year contract
  Chelsea are upset that John Terry is using the City interest to try and get a huge increase on his contract and will allow him to go for around £30 million. They have earmarked Matty Upson as his replacement and are keen to offer Joe Cole plus £10 million, however Cole's wages are too high and West Ham are looking for Chelsea to pay half his wages as part of the deal.
  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will complete the signing of 23 year old Hibs defensive midfielder Soleymane Bamba this week. Arsenal have agreed a 640k fee plus the loan of Jack Wilshere.

Hearts will announce the signing of Stephen Hughes on Thursday morning.

Celtic are reported to be interested in Andy Driver. Hearts want a ridiculous fee of 4m for the left winger but Celtic won't pay more than 2m maxiumum.

Rangers boss Walter Smith told me personally he is looking at Barcelona forward Eidur Gudjohnson. Although Eidur is also attracting interest from Arsenal.
  Barnsley were never realistically going to be signing Robert Lewandowski but i think this rumour surfaced because we have been looking at a Lech Poznan player, Semir Stilic. I have a friend in poland who tells me we are close to signing him. He is apparently an attacking midfielder and i guess if we are signing him then we've given up on Charlie Adam.

This is just what i've been told by my polish friend but as far as i know he is quite 'in the know' at Lech
  Forest: Mills (Sheep have not enough money), Barker (not good enough), Majewski in talks now and Craig Bellamy on season loan
  Liverpool News:

– Expect a wide–man to come in either Mata, Silva or Inler for 13M–20M
– Back–up striker brought in for depth expect either Tuncay,Diogo,Reyes or Balotelli for 4M–10M
– Alonso & Mascherano will NOT leave for Real Madrid & Barcelona respectively
– Gaetano D’Agostino or Alberto Aquilani may be brought in for 14M
– Matias De Federico, Oscar Sielva & Stephane Sessegnon will be watched by Liverpool scouts next season
– Itandje will be sold, Dossena will be kept for cover and Degen wil be given one more season to show his worth
  Martin O'Neil is refusing to deal with spurs over ashley young.

if young leaves it will be to a top 4 club only.

spurs tried to put a player package together claiming it was worth 30,000,000 but villa have informed spurs that even a cash offer + bentley would be rejected.

Villa are trying to sign Bentley on loan + have offered 5,000,000 for Tom Huddlestone but are considering using NRC as bait.
  Mascherano will be told by Rafa that he will not be sold as he refuses to lose both his main central midfielders with Alonso certain to leave.
£35 Million is wanted for Alonso but they might do a cash plus player deal with Van der Vart and Snijder being touted as the player exchange.
Expect to see Nemeth or Pacheco being promoted to the first team this season as Rafa has siad they will play the majority of the frindly games during pre season so he can see which one is capable of the move up.
Beckham at Anfield has the be the joke of the transfer period so far.
Silva,Sanchez or Lavezzi will come in plus if Alonso goes Martinez is Rafa's first choice replacement. No matter what happenes all transfer dealing will be done before they go on their Asia tour.
  . . .

The coming days will see Tottenham bid 12million pounds for craig bellamy, HR wants pace in his strike force and wants bellamy with defoe.

Manchester city are considering a bid for Jonathan Woodgate and there may be a swap deal on the cards.
   Don't belive a word of what fergie says. Man U are not done in the transfer market.

Ashley Young is 100% coming to united.

Personal friend of the player told me and is not a WUM.

Fee will be nearly £30 Million
  Aguero to Arsenal is happening. I have a pretty good source that told me the Silvestre and Vermealen transfers long before they happened.
25 million is what I hear. Remember where you heard it first – Onil!
  RUMOURS EVERYWHERE:::: Stoke City to try and lure David Beckham back to the premiership and make him their highest paid player.
  Bolton are set to join the race for £2m rated Leicester midfielder Andy King, along with Aston Villa and Wolves.

Bolton midfielder Mark Davies is a surprise target for Arsenal after impressing since joining the club in January, Capello has also been impressed with Davies and he could be a surprise addition to his world cup squad in 2010 after being looked at on more than one occasion and would have had a call up if it wasn't for an injury in the latter stages of last season.
  Now that the luis fabiano deal has fallen through ac milan will offer 25 million for adebayor and arsenal will accept as they would prefer not to sell to a premier league rival in man city.
  Arsenal will sign pavel pognegreak as a replacment for emanuel adebayor for 16 million
  David Beckham to who or where. Do you remember the spoof set up by a national paper a few years back when they interviewed Sven about becoming the manager of Aston Villa. Well the truth is out there. DB would/could be at VP in the next month. He will do the same job as Gareth Barry and is willing, he never denied his interest at this opportunity. This morning we all saw the Tevez transfer and the probable others on Hughes wish list. Now expect a bidding war for Ash. Young. £30m is the talked about figure, but the two Manc. clubs may well push this beyond expectations. MON is waiting again to see if he can persuade DB to join, he will supply perfect ball for the 10ft tall Viking, and the 10sec. 100mtr man Gabby. Emotion may mean that many posters will reject this rumour but logic may rule. Downing, Bent, Bentley, Huddlestone, Tuncay, Delph, Naughton, Lescott, all of these are on the radar and the time is getting close. NO SIGNINGS YET, but just wait, the floodgates are opening any day. Wait and see
  Birmingham city news. . . . . . . . .

sullivan said that big eck has 8 midfeilders on his list and at least 1 will be signed by the end of the week this will be a shock move for biglia 8m viera is a definate no no the other to come in will be rothen as he will be cover for both central or left midfield plus big eck will test the water to try n get mccormack from cardiff as he has close tyes with him after givin him his rangers debut and his scotland debut he might offer jerome on a season long loan as a sweetner plus traore will be with big eck by end of week . mccleish still has a defender in mind as cover to jonson n danns n espanoza it might be a prospect from lower leagues as he is building for future. . bent will be off to sheff utd for £400,000 .

Man City
Terry – 40m
Lescott – 20m
Sanchez – 18m
Adebayor – 30m
Schmeichal – Sheffield Utd 1m
Dunne – Sunderland 5m
Ben Haim – Hull 3m
Benjani – Portsmouth 4m
Caicedo – West Ham 5m
(plus loads of reserves and those who have already been released or sold)

Sneijder – Part Exchange
Noble – 8m
Adam Johnson – 8m
Aguero – 35m
Cavalieri – Sporting Lisbon 3m
Itandje – Malaga 2m
Degen – Hamburg 2m
Arbeloa – Real Madrid 8m
Dossena – Juventus 7m
Plessis – Monaco 4m
Alonso – Real Madrid 28m + Sniejder
Lucas – Valencia 7m
Ngog – Toulouse 4m
(Martin,Darby,Kelly,El Zhar,Spearing,Nemeth will all be given roles this year, lots of reserves will be released also)

Bruno Alves – 15m
Wheater – 6m
David Silva – 26m
Ibrahimovic – 40m
Hilario – QPR 500k
Terry – Man City 40m
Ivanovic – Fulham 6m
Carvalho – Inter Part exchange for Ibrahimovic
Ashley Cole – Real Madrid 20m
Deco – Inter Part exchange for Ibrahimovic
Kalou – Galatasary 10m
Drogba – AC Milan 15m
Shevchenko – CSKA Moscow 5m
Pizarro – Werder Bremen 3m
(Mancienne and Sinclair will be promoted, and ancelotti will play 4–1–3–1 with Essien holding and Lampard, Silva and Joe Cole floating about)
  Michael Bridges to join Lincoln City if trial at Norwich City unsuccesful.

Also Lincoln City looking at Clive Platt at Colchester United. Colchester manager agree's that his squad is too big for funds now they are no longer in the championship, looking to offload players. Lincoln looking for big striker to partner Fagan and have funds available but how much for Platt is the issue.
  Bougherra away to france[bordeaux] 4m , bid for kevin thomson 3.5m from a scottish side! figure it out!? Murray can't sell him to celtic surely not! If this is true i won't be back inside ibrox will murray remains. . . . we have bid for dorman the for garath bale on loan.
  Aston Villa news

Downing 12 million
Bent 12 million
Tuncay 8 million
Bentley 12 million
Sol Cambell Free
Slyvain Distin 8 million


  My brother works at villa park and said since the players have returned young and oneil havent even spoken. Young is defo on his way out. I heard everton will sign him.
  Liverpool are on the verge of signing Micheal Johnson from MCFC, and are taking a look at Habib Beye of NUFC to replace Arbeloa who may go to Real Madrid with Negredo coming the other way. A bid would be lodged for Adam Johnson but if it isn't accepted, this may conclude business for LFC in terms of recruitment.
  Xabi Alonso will complete a £29mil move to Real Madrid in the next 10 days.

Benitez's choice in replacing Alonso is Marek Hamsik. He would cost roughly £20mil. His versatility is very important. He can play in the 4–2–3–1 as a deep lying play maker but also in Gerrard's position or on the left. He can even fill in at left back.

Albert Riera could also make a move to Spain, various clubs are interested in him for £10mil.

Liverpool will replace him with David Silva for 20mil. They will also sign Matias de federico for £10mil. He is a player of immense potential but will be slowly brought into the squad.

That will conclude summer signings at Anfield.
  Danny mills having trial at murry park
  Xabi alonso wii go to real madrid for 15 million with rafael van der vaart and rued van nistelroy part of the deal.
that 15 mill plus a 10 million down payment made in jan from robbie keane deal will see sergio aguero arrive at anfield.
andre dossena 6.5 mill and itandje 1 mill will pay for lee cattermole 7.5 mill.
aveleo arbeloa 7.5 mill and philip degan 0.5 mill will pay for micah richards 8 mill.
albert riera 7 mill and sebastion leto 3 mill will pay for javier martinez 10 mill.
jack hobbs 0.5 paul anderson 750,000 andre voronin 4 mill and damien plessis 3 mill will help pay off some of the 10 mill paid for johnson .
and yes david silva will arrive 23 mill
if hicks sells to dic as predicted they will finance a big buy ashley young 22 mill

Adebayor Work permit has been applied by CITY

Lescott & Terry. Still on the cards

Bellamy will stay he's aware that competition for places would be tough and he's happy to fight. . a move is very unlikely

Possible moves out

  Just heard Rangers have agreed a fee with Hamilton for james McCarthur believed to be around 750 k but will not be announced until the new kit comes out. This is to try and get a few more shirt sales but no major signings until august likely candidates are:–
lovenkrands free
brunt 2m
tonel 1.8m
aluko 350k
and 1 or 2 man utd youngsters, personally i think rob jones would have been a solid defender for rangers, hes a great defender hes cheap and he's a ready made replacement for ferguson as a captain but he's signed for scunthorpe :/ RFC we are the ppl
  Celtic will sign experianced left back in next 2 weeks wih donati leaving for 400k back to italy also heard that mogga will make a shock move for an english premiership goal machine. BIG BARRY
  Former Rangers and Dutch International midfielder, Fernando Ricksen (32) is looking to end his Russian nightmare and return to Scotland, with Hearts, Dundee United and big spending Dundee interested. Zenit St Petersburg will not be looking for a fee.
  According to an internet site in Spain Glenn Hoddle is on the verge of returning to English football with Notts county of all teams.

watch this space
  Alonso will leave for 30 mil + Snejider or Van de Vart.
Also Martinez will come in and Juan Mata.
Mascherano will stay because rafa has refused to let him go.
  WF Red Devil here again,

SAF is on the old 'mind–games' again following yesterday's comments "our business is concluded for this transfer window". The genuine reason for this???

SIMPLE. . . .

SAF has made a number of enquiries for a variety of players (with the knowledge that these players are extremely keen to join MU), but is being quoted 'stupid' figures for these players by their respective clubs (Common Knowledge).

SAF is hoping that coming to the press and saying "our business is concluded for this window" will spark a player revolt, and these 'targeted' players will panic that their dream move to Man U is DEAD, and as a consequence demand that their clubs to strike a deal with MU, at a REALISTIC price!

Simple, but highly effective tactic being used by SAF. Once again, knowing how to use the media to HIS advantage.

These targeted players I believe are:

Douglas Costa
Joao Moutiniho

Another QUALITY rumour I heard today from a colleague who has major Man City connections, is that Ashley Young is on the verge to a move to Man City!!! This one has been kept very quiet, not even heard anything in the newspapers about this one at all!! Apparently its practically a done deal???

WF Red Devil
  Burnley have completed Brian Easton move for £350,000, and Richard Eckersley is having medical at Turf Moor on Wednesday. Owen Coyle will also hope to bring in James McCarthy from Hamilton before the clarets jet off to USA on Thursday, for a fee of £750,000 Million, which could rise to £1.25 Million. Coyle is also trying to sign Andrew Driver from Hearts for around £2.75 Million, but it is unlikely that this will happen until Burnley return from the tour of USA.
  Ngiak agrees that this is a season of consolidation to pass on to the next generation and debt repayment
and yes, ngiak feels that the doomsayers against man u have a right, after all they have suffered through man u's 22 major titles in 22 years and the league champions the last 3 years running
ngiak hopes that "the rest" have a good year
who is saivet and gignac coming to man u?
and ngiak is also quite certain young and jan klass will follow suit.
gan(let the firing begin)
   Cardiff City

DJ wants to reduce the wage bill before bringing in any new faces the following are likely to leave

capaldi – Blackpool


Darcy blake – loan

erwin sak – loan

josh maggenis – loan

He will then try to sign


and a striker on loan

Cameron Jerome
David Nugent
  Hearts will make a bid to bring striker Lee Miller back to the club from Aberdeen in a deal worth possibly up to 200K.

Austrian striker Dawid Witeeven also expected to sign this week along with Stephen Hughes, both on free transfers.
  Latest news from the backroom staff at Cardiff is that "Dos Santos" will be coming in on a season long loan from Spurs. This will just be a one season loan as Redknapp has big plans for him in the next few seasons but wants to get him some first team competitive football.

This has come about through the strong friendship that was built from the FA Cup final for Dave Jones and Harry Redknapp.
  Derby Will Announce The Signing Of Matt Mills This Week Also Derby Are Trying To Get Daniel Fox On A Year Loan. Derby Are Trialing Gareth Bale And Andy Reid.
  Where did this talk of Rafa bringing in someone that would piss off SAF come from????
  Reports from italy that adebayor is moving to juventus for a fee of 30 million.

  To the guy who claimed arsenal will sign Jean–Pierre Gignac, firstly i don't know who he is, i do know that Andre–Pierre Gignac plays for toulouse and will be there for a while as he has just signed an improved deal and they just turned down a 20 million pound offer from lyon, also wenger will not sign Chamack as he's not good enough, if ade signs for city then wenger will again turn his attention to Huntelaar.
  Arsenal News

If and only if Adebayor leaves for city or anyone else for around 20 million then Wenger will use the cash to buy 2 or 3 players. What we might see happening is a swap deal plus cash for Adebayor which could involve Micah Richards move to the Emirates with 12 or 14 million in cash as well.

That would finish Wenger’s dealing with defence for this year anyway, that just leaves a defensive midfielder and possibly a striker. If sky sports and all the other media outlets are to be believed then Matuidi will be signed for 3 to 4 million, the rest of the cash would then be put towards getting Chamack.

There will be no Huntelaar or Villa or anyone else of that standing, it’s not Wenger’s way, or maybe the boards who’s to know?
  Gooner’s News
Huntelaar will sign along with Inler and possibly Hangeland, don’t be fooled by all the press stories of no money for transfers.
  Just bumped into transfer insider Bryan Swanson at Gatwick airport and after a chat and a couple of espressos he revealed. .

Dean Ashton joining Blackburn for £9m as the striker Rovers have been crying out for. West Ham cannot guarantee him a starting place and would like the money to strengthen other areas.

Middlesbrough still chasing Marlon Harewood and deal likely to be completed this week and will not involve Downing, Wheater, Johnson or any other player.

Tuncay however will be leaving Teeside to join Liverpool for £6m plus El Zhar on season loan.

And finally. .
Arsenal will sign Huntelaar as Adebayor replacement.

  Ever Banega to arsenal
  Just had a phone call, after City's coup of signing Tevez, it has all kicked off this morning. . Bellemy feeling he is now way down the pecking order after only 7 months at the club has thrown his toys out of the pram and cleared out his locker, it looks like he may now get the move to spurs that he was after back in january
  Reyes to liverpool
  I work for a private airline charter who has just taken John Terry and Gary Cook to Manchester airport on their way for discussions. we have photos on our phones to prove, these have been sent to the Sun newspaper!!!
  It's not Viera Spurs are interested in it's Mathieu Flamini. I wish I could claim it was an original rumour, but this comes from Italian sources re–hashed in the UK. He'd be perfect for Spurs and would mean Jenas moving on, perhaps to Villa. Actually it makes more sense for MON to get him to fill the Barry gap. If there's any truth at all in this speculation we have to ask would he wear white?

I don't think Spurs fans would be too upset if we got him, but Viera would be unwelcome.
  Beckham to be reunited with Ancelotti at Chelsea on a 2 year deal (before EPL season starts) to ensure his place in next year's World Cup squad.
  Im hearing roumors in France that Majid Bougherra is on the verge of completing a move to Marseille for 6.5m euros. . . If this is true then Rangers should eb ashamed of themselves.

"That "Uruguayan buyer" rumour"

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

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

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

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

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


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

Let the slagging begin.


To the person who said that; no slagging mate, sounds like great news, let's hope it's true!!

Now for some other West Ham rumours, now that Joe Cole is back in training, West Ham are looking to seal a loan deal for him when the squad returns from the Austrian training camp. Mancini deal looks to be off, but GZ is still after Mario Balotelli. Also a deal for Eidur Gudjohnsen is set to be completed by the end of the week. This now looks like it will be a free transfer rather than a loan. If Lucas Neil doesn't re–sign, 20 year old Mexican international Omar Esparza is being touted as a replacement.
  Aston Villa are in talks to sign Manchester City striker Ched Evans. Nathan Delfouneso will most likely go on a season–long loan to a Championship/League 1 side (if Villa bag Fabian Delph from Leeds United, it will most likely send Delfouneso the other way). Evans will be fourth–choice striker for the coming campaign, behind John Carew, Gabby Agbonlahor and Emile Heskey (in that order) and will learn his trade from those three. They see him as a long–term replacement for Heskey.
  Vincent Van Den Berg will be a Cardiff player very shortly
  Spoken to sandy stewart my next door neighbour he told me ryan giggs is an almost done deal. Burnley are also intrested in kris boyd with mccann as a swap deal that's why he wasnt playing at bradford
  Leicester are set to make a move for U's striker Clive Platt, he will be used as a back up striker to Steve Howard.

Also, expect Simeon Jackson to sign to bolster the attack, with DJ Campbell also staying after rejecting 3 offers at different clubs who matched the £300k asking price, but failing to match his 18k per week wage.

Ashley Chambers will join Exeter City on loan for the season, with Billy Kee signing a 2 year deal at Leicester before joining League Two new boys Burton Albion on loan.
  Okay can somene please tell me why pato is rumoured to be worth around £50 million smackers? I mean c'mon they have the worlds best players for around £30 million and players easilty better than him such as sneijer who has been rumoured to go to other clubs for around £15 million. . and there is no way pato is worth 3 tims as much as sneijer. Who would spend that much on pato? :S It baffles me that people would think that he is worth mor than zz himself. .
But anyway Ade to Man City For £20 mill initially but could rise. . Terry bid to be rejected and then rejected again. Could be signed at th closing stages of the window. Also A big name player from The galacticos to sign for manchester united. .Expected to be VDV, sneidjer or even Ramos to stretch out nevilles very little boots.
  If I had a pound for every "100% TRANSFER BY TONIGHT" id be multi–millionaire.
Now for 100% FACTS. .
HUNTELAAR TO STUTTGART/MAN UTD despite what fergie said this morning. He has watched Klass Jan for a long time and tried to sign him before he went to MADRID. He will try and jump in before STUTTGART get his signiture.
Finally, TERRY will STAY with CHEALSEA and they will reward him with a bumper contract.


Alberto Aquilan from AS Roma is an option when Alonso goes to Madrid ( fee 10 mill euro's with Dossena being part of the deal ) this is the back up plan as LFC have asked for 10 mill with Snjeder and V.nisarooy or negrado coming as part of the deal.

Also if Silva deal don't happen expect Marek Hamsik who plays for Napoli to come in – this is again with Dossena being used as make weight

Mach is staying – he will sign new deal which will earn him £90k a week . . watch this space !

Jake the Snake . . .
  Liverpool will sell Alonso to Madrid for £30m and use the full amount to sign Hernanes and Costa from Brazil. Negotiations have been taking place for weeks ever since Alonso stated his intention to leave. The only reason these deals haven't happened is Madrid are struggling to raise the money through sales of players. All over the world players know that Liverpool write songs for their heroes while other clubs can only write cheques. Y.N.W.A.
  Adebayors name was spotted on the man city web site this morning (14/07/09) it was later removed. Was this a joke or has he signed but are they keeping it under wraps?
Regardless it is certain that he will leave.
Wenger has 2 options as a replacement;
A)sign either huntelaar or chamakh both decent players.
B) sign a big name to appease any fans who feel that arsenal are becoming a selling club potential targets are; Auguro, Pato or Higuain.
Otherwise wenger has made his mind up on the players he wants to play;
CB:Vermaelen is signed and he also wants Hangeland
MID: Matuidi is close and Banenga will also be persued.
Silvestre, Gallas, Gilbert, Randall, Diaby and obviousley Adebayor will all be sold.
  A few more titbits regarding the Ashley Young thing. According to an insider at Old Trafford, SAF is mulling over challenging Everton and Spurs for Young's signature. It doesn't take a genius to guess that if SAF should make a move to end Young's nightmare at Villa Park, Young would no doubt move to Old Trafford in a flash. Nonetheless, since Young and MON are not on speaking terms, it seems likely that Young will move on regardless of whether SAF enters the race. Currently Everton is the only club to have made an official offer for Young, but I would expect Spurs to enter the race just prior to Young actually signing for Everton.
  Leeds United Transfer Rumours


Sam Sodje – Reading – Free
Leroy Lita – Reading – Free
Lee Hendrie – Sheffield United – Free
Colin Coates – Crusaders – £250,000
Chris Taylor – Oldham – £800,000
Victor Anichibe – Everton – Season long loan


Delphinio – Everton/Villa – £8 Million
Beckford – Newcastle/Boro – £3 Million
Tom Elliot – Bradford – Season long loan

These are the rumours coming out of Elland Road.
  Walsall r set 2 sign lee hughes in next couple of dayz and 2 b honest i think he will b a v.good signin.

ther rumours from bescot stadium:
floribert n'galula
peter till
fredy eastwood
kris taylor
warren feeney
jamie cureton
ben herd
moses ashikodi
jemal johnson
matt holland
  City spending could be over this week!
The City chairman stated after Barry and Taylor had signed that there were 5–6 deals to be done for incoming players. Since then RSC and Tevez have joined. The rest will sign this week. They are:–
Terry, Lescott, Lucio and. . Eto'o
Eto'o knows hes made a mistake and been too greedy and he has personally been in contact with the club to re–open the deal. He has to convince the chairman and apologise however. This will be a ringing endorsement of Citys new found status. Hughes would prefer the deals done before the trip to South Africa so expect a busy week!

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