Football Rumours Archive January 16 2009


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I am working for mac city in there store. i am told they will get kaka in the summer for 100 million paying him 300k a week. they will also sign craig bellamy for 16 million, sant cruz for 19 million and celtics scott brown for 12 million. hughes sees brown as a very good defensive player for his week midfield. hughes also wants 2 sign puyol from barcelona plus toure i am told this wil be a 50 million deal for the both of them in the summer. i am also told tevez will sign a new deal with manchester united so who ever is saying hes leaving hes not.
  Newcastle to announce the signings of Stephen M'bia from Rennes for £4million Friday or Saturday and will clinch a deal for a yet as un–named striker (thought to be Steven Fletcher) early next week.
  Rangers will offload kris boyd to athletico madrid for a sum of 8 million
  Have just heard from a pretty reliable source the following stories:

Chelsea OUTS:
Ballack to Bayern Munich 2mil (in the summer)
Kalou to Villareal 7.5 mil (summer)
Drogba to Inter 12mil (summer)
Ivanovic to Sevilla 6mil

Chelsea INS: Simao (8mil)
Luis Fabiano(14million)
  Latest rumours:
Man City signings
– Trezeguet (9 million)
– Bentley (15 million)
– Flamini (10 million) – hasnt settled at milan
– Chivu (16 million)
Johnson – Fulham (4.5 million)
Caicedo – Monaco (2 million)
Ben haim – Portsmouth (2 million)
Arshavin – 17.5 million (zenith)
Saviet – 3 million (bordeaux)
In the summer Arsenal WILL definately sign:
– Yaya Toure (10 million)Though Arsene Wenger wants him now. .
– Alex from Chelsea for 5million
The Yaya Toure and Arshavin Deals have already been completed: both are concerned with agreeing personal terms. Arshavin asked for parity with Adabayeour who is on 75k p/w
  Ian Moore could make a dramatic return to Turf Moor. It is believed that his sensational goal tally at Tranmere this season has raised more than a few eyebrows of the powers that be in the dark corridors of Burnley. Ronnie Moore is rumoured to want a fee in the region of £400k. Moore is seen as a suitable replacement for Chris Eagles whose transfer away from Burnley is now almost signed and sealed.
  To all those that laughed at my Rumour that Kaka will be going to Man City– please send me pics of your faces when the deal is officially announced in 2/3 days.

Expect to see 20m Santa cruz follow.

Mr JS.
  My friend works near aston villa's training ground and he has just seen darren bent getting out of a bmw and heading into bodymoor heath! Maybe for a medical.
  Arsenal will sign Arshavin soon for around 14 million. Also coming in will be Mark Noble for about 8 million from West Ham since they're extremely poor and Wenger sees Noble as a good holding midfield option. That will be all for January. In the summer Gallas will leave and Chiellini will come in
  Just saw Sir Alex on Sky Sports. He must have the purplest face ever!! I mean he.s turning violet, Violet. bet if he rolled up his breeks he would have the corn beef legs just like my Granny.
Anyways. The Hoops do have funds to strengthen but its as usefull as Woollies Vouchers as nobody of real pedigree fancies the SPL especially with no European football until next season.
Zaluska will be brought in earlier if United can get a replacement to give us 2 Polish Goaliesh. Stephen Hunt keeps rearing its ugly head – but back to transfers – John Carew will be targeted if a buyer for Jan Vennegoor of Disability living allowance can be conned, sorry found. Killen, McCourt and Doumbe(Who?) will be sold on eBay. Finally.It is not true that Mr Strachan failed to attend the last post–match press conference because Boruc and McGeady left him dangling from a coatpeg on the dressing room door. .
  I have it on good authority that Denes Rosa is on trial at hibs and is expected to be offered a deal by the end of next week.
You Heard it here first!
  To the Leeds fan and his interesting league one news.

What are you tryng to tell us? apart from nothing at all!

Before posting 6 lines full of nothing but rambling try to get your facts straight.

Joe Mattock was not produced at Crewes acadamy, He is from Leicester and came through there acadamy.
  Stoke are close to agreeing a deal to sign Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere on loan until the end of the season. On his way out of Stoke is midfielder Tom Soares on loan to Charlton.
  Rumour is that Jimmy Bullard was at the Arsenal Training Centre in Shenley today (Thursday 15th Jan) so we may have some more news tomorrow . . . . . . .
  January Deals.

Villa–Man City.
Santa Cruz–Man Utd.
Van Persie–Barcelona.
Yaya Toure–Arsenal.
  "Anyway Cowdenbeath are to sign Jordan mcmillan on loan from rangers until end of season

To whoever said this you need to read more often. . . Jordan McMillan has signed for Hamilton Accies on loan till the end of the season and played in the Scottish Cup last weekend for them !!
  Man Utd News:
no one will be comming in this January who isn't already here, so its to the summer that we look now. sir Alex will be bring in 6 new players to freshen up the squad these are:
GK, David De Gea– athletico Madrid(then loaned out 2 a spanish club 2 gain experiance)
CB, Kyriakos Papadopoulos– Oympiakos(will join the youth acadamy or mybe another loan)
CM, either Miguel Veloso– Sporting Lisbon OR Franco Zuculini– Racing Avellaneda
CM/LW/RW, either Axel Witsel– Standard Liege OR Ivan Rakitic– Schalke
ST/CF, fabio Quagliarella– Udinese
ST, either Vedad Ibisevic– Hoffenheim OR Andre–Pierre Gignac– Toulouse.
as for players leaving it looks like mainly youth players who havent made the grade and a couple of the first team. these are Tevez as he's deemed as 2 expensive, manucho will also leave after disapointing and either O'Shea or Fletcher. trust
  I heard a ridiculous rumour yesterday that one Birmingham City fan posted: "Don't expect Fahey to stay long" as he was questioning why he had signed due to the Wolves performance and the guy stated he was sitting behind him not true. Keith Fahey was not even at the ground for the Birmingham v Wolves game.

I also heard another ridiculous rumour that Martin Taylor was leaving who's one of our best defenders that was a load of complete rubbish. However this was the same rumour from the guy that posted 5 player's coming in that had already been signed.

I found the Mauro Zarate rumour about him going to Reading hilarious considering he's signed this January 09 permanently for Lazio.

Real Birmingham City gossip:
Mariano Pavone, Jouanito (Real Betis £6m), Jermaine Beckford (Leeds United, £1.2m), Boyd (Rangers £3.8m).
Rahdi Jaidi, Garry McSheffery, Marcus Bent.
  My cousin is in the watford youth team and said vela and wiltshire were seen training with the watfod team
  With ALEX BRUCE rejecting a new contract expect him to sign for LEEDS UNITED for 500k

JERMAINE BECKFORD going nowhere plus his brother currently on trial at LEEDS UNITED
  The boyd/birmingham deal is dead in the water. however iv heard that italian club lazio are seriously interested in the gers striker
the bluebear
  Stephane M'bia will sign for Newcastle in a £5.5m deal. The move for Lucas Neil will fall through as West Ham do not have to sell, as they do not need to generate money until the summer. The geordies will also take out of favour Eidur Gudjohnsen on loan from Barcelona.
  News from parkhead. my brother works in parkhead and has informed me that darren bent will sign on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.also is to join the club as youth coach as wgs wants to keep up the clubs
  More news from Snake Mountain. .seem's like Boyd's agent (Dubai based, and super–duper that he is) has advised the striker to knock–back Karren Brady's wage offer of £27K + Performance add–ons at Birmingham as he has succesfully touted him around Serie A! Hard to believe but the wee monster–munch–lovin' goal machine will soon be poaching his way round the Serie A with Sampdoria. Good for him I say, can't believe SDM is selling him! As for the untouchables? Anyone with eyes can see Barry Ferguson is away to the premiership, expect a 2–3M deal to be concluded with Middlesborough/Newcastle some time late next week. McGregor is a signing for Harry R at Tottenham after his approaches for Christian Abbiati from Milan were roundly rejected. Another 7M to balance the books at Ibrox. No move for Majiid Bougherra as the Ger's have deliberately priced him outta a move to Marsielle. With Taiwo on his way to Man City and Givet on his way to the Prem the french giants are definately in need of def cover. Not for the quoted 7M tho! Even with all the sales, expect only a few small moves from Rangers – likely a derisory bid of 2M for Berra and another 2.5M for Fletcher+Sheils. Both will be knocked back. Expect to see much more of the very very talent Niguez in the title fight.

Possible rumblings at Paradise tho, according to a source at GAA, a flight from Girona (Barcelona) has arrived and a number of gentlemen have been ferried to the stadium. Could this be Sylvinho/ Gonzalez? I think it's more likely Suarez and his auld da completing a short–term loan til the end of the season to cover for the Knackered Naka.

Other rumour is Fernandes of Man C on loan til June, and a possible enquiry into the availability of Garrido for a loan/transfer ala Samaras. Could all be dependant on Taiwo moving, and Ball continuing his good fitness. Ched Evans loan etc is pure tripe. Regarded as a Man C "one for the future" and a fav of Hughes.

The REAL Celtic story is Yilidray Basturk as a summer target for 4Mil from Stuttgart with an option on Hinkel as well. .Interesting. Expect one other transfer, ive heard it could well be Dicksom Choto (CB from Legia Warsaw) in a straight 2Mil deal. Maybe spending the end of O'Dea/Cuthbert at the Club. Or, hopefully Marek Cech from West Brom for 1Mil.
  To the person who posted the junior agogo rumour .he left forest last summer .

has anyone got any forest news.

uuuuuuuuuuuuu reds
  Kaka has been OFFICIALLY signed by man city for a region of £92–105 Million also man city will get really good quality players in, in the summer but the reason they want to get bellamy, parker etc is because they don't want to get relegated at the moment and also there is a good possability that they will qualify for CL next season.
god save Crude oil!!!!!!
  I know you've heard it all before, but I'm an old school friend of Stephen Crainey; ex–celt. He was back in Kirkintilloch over Christmas and after a night on the booze (he was relatively sober actually) he told me he'd been keeping up his fitness at Murray Park of all places and WS is keen on signing him. All depends in whether Rangers can cut costs though!!
  Kaka will move 2 man city for 105 mil and will get paid 500k a week
arshavin to bet tied up for arsenal by monday for a fee of about 13 mil with add ons
and no im not an estate agent or any of those things and to the guy who said that city would get vela and wilshere i live in bristol and city are my second team i would love to see that happen but i don't think it will
  Kris Boyd interesting Lazio. Bid of £3.75m.
To the person who said Jordan Mcmillan is going to Cowdenbeath well I don't think so as he as at Clyde on a 6month loan
  Starting with benzema will sign for man utd for fee of 17.5 million and will also do swap with city with robinho coming to man utd and anderson or nani finding them in city blue shirt inthe summer
  Preston will go up this season with these signings


Ross Wallace(already there)
David Nugent(loan)
Fabien Delph(650k)
Danny Welbeck(loan)
  If the Toon go down, Ashley will sell as many players as he can then wind the club up. He's made a few quid from Sky money but knows he'll never get back what he put in and also knows if we go down we'll only be worth about 30–40 mil, if that. He reckons it'll serve the geordie faithfull right. I don't believe a word of it, but where there's smoke. .
  Rangers FC –

I have it on good authority that Joe Kinnear will defo come in for Barry Ferguson over the next couple of days and a fee of around £2.5m will be agreed as Geremi leaves Newcastle. But before this Hull City will test walter's resolve with a £500k bid for Nacho Novo. Birmingham also know they need goals if they are to push for promotion and with Phillips and o'Connor out injured he will come back to offer Boyd a £15k weekly basic (thats £4k more than he's on at Rangers) and £2k appearance with a promise of upping his weekly basic to £20k if they reach the premiership. With a fee of £3.8m already agreed between the clubs Boyd will go to the championship.

Others out the door will include McCulloch to Stoke for around £1m.

With a possible £7.8m coming in minus 800k which goes to Killie for the clause in Boyd's contract Walter will have £3.5m to spend from the remaining £7m.

He will then try to buy David Healy from Sunderland for £500k, if this fails he'll try and take him on loan, Stranzl the Austrian centre half who plays with Spartak Moscow for £1m, and he will then try and snatch Mark Brescaino (Aussie left midfielder) from Palermo for £2m + Although the Italians will try and hold out for nearer £3m.

Walter sees this man as the perfect addition to his midfield while Thomson is out injured and will give the centre of the park a better balance with Mendes in the centre and Davis on the right.

Remember where you heard it first.

A STRIKER : Freddy Eastwood (Loan)/Andy Keogh (500k) /Leroy Lita (500k, There is actually a chance of him coming to us, a. cos we're in London. and b. Because reading won't sell to a promotion rival)

Attacking Midfield: Tom Soares (Loan) / Alan Gow (250k, we are willing to take the risk on the injury)

Right Winger: Tibor Tisza (1m) and Albert Adomah (250k)

Left Winger: Mark Yeates (750k) and Jerome Thomas (100k)

Center Back: Sean StLedger (1m)/ Anthony Gerrard (500k)

Zheng Zhi – 2.5m, West Bromwich Albion.
Andy Gray – 1m, Hull City.
Nicky weaver – 1m Sheffield Wednesday
Dean Sinclair – 200k, Grimbsy.
Stuart Fleetwood – 300k, Brighton.
Mikkel Jensen – Released.
Martin Christensen – Released.
Arsene Wenger will move upstairs at the end of the 2008/2009 season. He`s decided he will snub joining real madrid if they approach him about becoming their First team coach with the 2009/2010 season in charge of Arsenals first team affairs will be Dennis Bergkamp First team coach and Avram Grant as Manager.
  Robin Van Persie wants to quit Arsenal and Join Barcelona. The fee will be £15 million and the deal will be done at the end of the season a summer deal in the region of 15 million. – Very good information from a reliable source.

I have genuine info this will happen.
  Roque Santa Cruz – Blackburn– Manchester United. Man u players want alex ferguson to snap up the superstar. £15 million

Michael Owen – Newcastle– Chelsea. Owen wants to end his newcastle nightmare this year and get back in the goals. £3 million.

William Gallas– Arsenal–Ac Milan. hes very likely to leave Arsenal after losing the captains armband to Cesc Fabregas. £5 million
  John Terry will leave Chelsea at the end of the season and will move to Manchester City for a fee in the region of £63 million. Terry is livid about the way Scolari handles trainining sessions and is still unhappy about Jose Mourinho`s departure. Chelsea will have to sell players due to the credit crunch affecting the russian owners loss of major money.
  Didier Drogba is set for Man city or Inter Milan this January he`s played he`s last game for chelsea.
  Luca`s Neill West ham–Tottenham. I posted information 2 days ago about neill leaving west ham then today Newcastle have a bid rejected because Tottenham and harry redknapp my mate has put in a bigger offer then the toon army and he will wrap up a deal within the next couple of days.
  My mate lives down mill house woods lane in cottingham hull and that is where hull have there training ground and he watches the training, he just rang me telling me that he has just seen steve finnan, barry feguson and ebanks blake, 100% true
watch this space my friends!!!!
  Expect very little from any club in the north east.

May seek a new striker as Viduka is not up to the job.
Expect another Wise special in the mould of Xisco – ie. not on anyone else's radar as they are shocking. (last night's miss anyone)
Given will stay.
Owen will stay.
(Both till at least the summer)

Recalling of McShane indicates that the search for a new CB has not gone well so don't expect any new players.
Plenty going out, to include Price, Miller and (finally) Murphy.
NOT going though, will be Jones, Richardson, Whitehead, Diouf or Chimbonda.
Jones is just too valuable to SAFC to even consider selling for any price as no replacement could be found in time before the window shuts.

As much as I'd like to see him leave – Downing will stay. O'neil may leave but expect no other activity from the smoggies.
  My cousin earlier saw Jimmy Bullard entering Old Trafford through the players entrance. Could the energetic midfielder be moving up north?
  Leicester City news. .

Tunchev injury will prevent him playing again this season. Pearson forced into getting a replacement, and Sol Campbell is to be offered a player/coach position.Fact. Mark Davies will sign on permanent deal next few weeks with a fee and part exchange for Joe Mattock. .total being £3.5mill. Manchester City are looking at free scoring academy youngster, Norb stewart–smith, with a view of signing for next season and remaining at Leicester rest of this season. Liverpool had been favourites to sign. thks dishy
  To the guy ripping into city about the signing of Kaka, i hope you don't beleive wt u jus wrote. The signing would be a result of incredible business acumen. Think about shirt–sales, attraction of city to other big players etc. the revenue would be overwhelming if he was to come to play at eastlands. The gate–receipts wouldn't exactly be low would they? And i don't think its fair to drag their fans into it, there's only a few of their fans who are deluded and name random targets. most of city's targets are already fairly ridiculous and it wouldn't surprise me at all if they were to make a load more ridiculous offers in january or summer. As far as I'm aware, city's supporters aren't so in tune with this arab ownership now that this dip in form has arrived. . foreign ownership is a major taboo up there, especially to those die–hards who saw it as a good english club just a couple of years ago.

Im a hammer not a city fan, just thought id point that out. Im expecting parker to leave if a second bid comes in, but upson green and bellers to stay. At least until summer. No big players in. As GZ said, having dyer back could be like a new signing. . but then again, he could just be rubbish, break a nail and end up back on the treatment table.

Im fairly optimistic, think we can hang around between 8th to 12th in the table as long as we don't sell our first team players our youth prospects.
  SPL rumours – due to the under 21 rule regarding subsitutes this is the reason rangers have been linked with PRINCIP, at his age of 114 he wouldnt steal a slot for the young guys – Also, from almost the horses mouth, the rotten mob are considering selling Bougherra to Lyon for a reported £4.5m and asking Martin O'Neill if Cuellar is available on loan due to his lack of commanding a first team place at Villa – alas MON will not be seen aiding rangers to annoy his beloved Celtic. Boyd, and Ferguson will also be allowed to go for £3.5m and £1.5m minimum respectively. Birmingham and Newcastle still the favourite destinations, despite the talk!!

Onto matters Green – Celtic will step up their attempt to get Ched Evans on loan from Man City along with, possibly, Javier Garrido with views to permament deals. City are keen to do loan business and then wait on their own signings before any final decisions made. Also on Celtic'a "radar" is Paul Robinson of West Brom for the problem left back slot, this may involve player swaps, with Chris Killen and Massimo Donati favoured by Tony Mowbray to help the relegation fight. – Hail Hail and c'monthehoops
  I have it on good authority that a AC Roma fringe player will be cGlasgow Celitics big signing this winter. Linus Anacletus , a fast and tricky winger., has been spoken to about the move and seems up for it. Roma may be prepared to approve a loan deal
  Pietro Ottoboni will sign for celtic this week from Romas second string
  Huddersfield town set to sign kevin phillips as player coach
  To the Muppet who said
From West Brom Paul Robinson possible swap for Lee Naylor or fee around 1.45m.
Lee Naylor is a life long Wolves fan from Bloxwich, more chance of WBA winning the champs league
than Lee playing for them.
Wolves about to make a big signing now 3 more players have been loaned out as usual the club does things the right way nothing leaked until all done and dusted. In Mick We TRUST
  To the fool stating Forest will do a swap deal with Bristol Rovers regards Lambert and Agogo. . Agogo left for the far east in September so you missed the boat!!

Forest will not have much activity in market this time, a few experienced heads such as Claude Davies, Liam Miller,Nicky Hunt, Michael Bridges perhaps but otherwise loan signings and Billy keeping his powder dry until summer.

Dan the main man
  Fenerbahce sk have turned their attention away from portsmouth defender lauren and instead sending their england scout to have a look at everton captain phil neville. a deal during the transfer window is unlikely but probable during the summer. quote; fanatik
  Liverpool are to send scouts to watch St Johnstone's 18–year–old left–back Paul Hanlon in the next 10 days. Hanlon, who turns 19 next week and joined the Scottish First Division club on a one–month loan from Hibernian at the beginning of January, returned his latest impressive performance in Tuesday night's Scottish Cup defeat by Rangers.
  I know that Drogba will leave to Inter Milan this window for a fee of 25m, Chelsea will be rebuffed in an attempt to sign Ribery, and Chelsea will sign another untalented striker like Drogba.
  To the person who claims to no that guiza says he wants to stay in spain,well he aint doin a very good job of tht bein as he signd 4 fenerbachae wich is in turkey at the start of the season u muppett. fortune of nance and makukuala of benfica to sign 4 wba on loan til the end of the season wiv views to permanent deals 4 the pair.y mowbrary didnt do business like this in the summer is quite baffling as are many of his suspect tactics n line ups. .keep the faith baggie 4 life.wev done it b4 n well do it agen,boing boing
  I am currently worknig for rangers and i am told they will swap alan mcgregor for darren bent. rangers will also sell boyd to birmingham. rangers want to off load barry ferguson as hes fallen out with walter smith. walter will take anything from 1 million for the out of form midfielder. charlie adam is also going 2 caley on loan with jamie duff joinning rangers as they will sell bougherra to new castle for 8 million.

celtic will mean while step up the chase for arsenal boo boy eboue. strachan says hes deleited to be signing the right bak/right mid.celtic will also get ballack on loan as hes fallen out with scolari. ballack would love to team up with celtic rb hinkel. steven fletcher is on his way to celtic with hesslink joinning hull 4 6 million.

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