Football Rumours Archive February 17 2010


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17 Feb 2010 22:10:29
What sources can confirm the leicester loan signings ? No crap tho !


17 Feb 2010 21:59:10
To the chap who said Zola is staying at Upton Park.

Sorry mate, you got it wrong.

Zola's fallen out big time with Mr. Porn and Mr. Ann Summers, and I've heard that he's considering opportunities abroad.

Plus, there's a big rumour going round that Steve Coppell is being touted for the West Ham job, and don't rule out a return from Alan Curbishley either.


17 Feb 2010 20:23:00
Forest & spurs rumours please..


17 Feb 2010 19:54:07
An old school pal & fellow Bluenose now living in Germany who regularly goes to watch Borussia Dortmund text me after their game against Frankfurt last Sunday and told me he saw Paul Montgomery apparently checking out Neven Subotic taking many notes & now that Utd & Chelsea have denied their interest maybe we have a future Blues star on his way?


17 Feb 2010 19:13:59
Real summer transfers
david silva to manu
ribery to madrid
henry to usa
bojan to man city
robinho to barca
villa to barca
hunteelar to wolfsburg
dzeko to milan
vidic to madrid
garay to manu
benzema to manu
van der vaart to man city
raul to liverpool
puyol to mancity
quaresma to ajax
ronaldinho to man city
ireland to liverpool
m.johnson to manu
onouha to liverpool
gago to man city
de jong to valencia
berbatov to spurs
owen to everton
rodallega to manu
chamakh to arsena
fabregas to barca
palvychenko to manu
modric to chelsea
pato to chelsea
anelka to psv
dzagoev to
chellini to mancity
kompany to lyon
aguero to juventus
santa cruz to aston villa
young to man city
carew to celtic
mcgready to spurs
bugherra to fiorentina
lloris to manu
adler to arsenal
almunia to birmingham
milner to arsenal
llorente to manu
benjani to rangers
bellamy to birmingham
carvalho to inter
shawcross to chelsea
ben arfa to mancity

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17 Feb 2010 19:19:11
Despite everything you've heard about Gianfranco Zola getting the boot. This is Complete nonsense and will in fact be given £20 million to spend in the summer plus money to spend on the sale of some players, whilst the rest will be used to pay of some of the debt:
Stuart Taylor – Man City – FREE – Back up keeper;
Angel Rangel – Swansea – 4m – Need a Right back;
Nedum Onuoha – Man City – FREE – For Matthew Upson in exchange;
David Wheater – Middlesbrough – 5m – Need a Centre half;
Tranquillo Barnetta – Bayern – 5m – Need a right winger;
Charles N'Zogbia – Wigan – 5m – Need a left winger;
Hugo Rodallega – Wigan – 7m – Need a forward;
Ryan Babel – Liverpool – 8.5m – Need a forward.
Peter Kurucz – Brescia – 1.5m;
Luis Boa Morte – Sporting Braga – FREE;
Calum Davenport – Nottingham Forest – FREE;
Danny Gabbidon – Cardiff – 2m;
Kieron Dyer – Ipswich – 2.5m;
Matthew Upson – Man City – 15m + Onuoha;
Mido – Middlesbrough – Back to parent club;
Ilan – Palermo – FREE (Contract runs out);
Manuel Da Costa – Brescia – 2.5m;
Alessandro Diamanti – AC Milan – 11m;
Mark Noble – Arsenal – 12.5m (to replace Fabregas).


17 Feb 2010 19:40:53
After a turnaround of nearly 17 million from the same period of last year rangers are heading in the right direction. Administration haha sorry just had to laugh at the optimistic Celtic fans.
Expect signings in the summer however not many! a few shrewd buys on the way– Tuffy and Kyle to name two.


17 Feb 2010 19:11:09
I work near Old Trafford and catch daily lunchtime gossip from employees on break. The club is excited by news that the Glazers will beat out Sevilla and Arsenal this summer for the signature of left back / left winger İsmail Köybaşı.


17 Feb 2010 18:23:33
To answer the erlier query mowbray has offered to resign AT LEAST twice and this has been rejected. it is true that he had no idea about several of the signings in jan. Ki, Keane, Hooiveld and Rogne were not signed by him. Hooiveld and Rogne identified and signed on the say–so of chief scout John Park as was Ki who was identified last year under Strachan's time and lest we forget that Nakamura was signed on the say–so by Park, Strachan had never heard of him but that worked out fairly well!! Keane signed at last minute by Dermot Desmond and Kamara would not have been signed had Mowbray known anything about Keane. Kamara was signed on the saturday before being announced on the monday. have heard that if Mowbray offers to resign again it WILL be accepted.


17 Feb 2010 18:28:53
REAL CELTIC NEWS , The club have brought in keane, kamara, and other loans for 1 reason, tony mowbray will be gone by the summer or maybe even earlier depending on results!. The club have been in talks regarding who will replace mowbray top target is mark hughes, virtually celtic havent spent any money in the transfer window but there is a substantial amount of money available for the new manager. PRESS reports of losses of 3m are wide of the mark , caldwell 1.1m , mcdonald 3.6m , mcmanus ? would cover even those reported losses. So expect hughes to take–over the currnt squad in the next few weeks. In 4 years at blackburn they made 3 fa cup semi–finals and europe for the 1st time in 40 years, leaving them in 7th place in his final year, on a very small budget. jrnourno ruabon wrexham wales!


17 Feb 2010 18:32:04
Leicester will make 2 loan signings in the next 2 weeks, they will both be big names, the first being Koumas and an even bigger shock, they will sign Pavlychenko on a 3 month loan deal from Spurs with a 24 hour recall option


17 Feb 2010 16:48:03
Okayy rumours..ronaldinho is going to man city this summer, robinho will be joining him as he returns from loan.

for strikers being brought in. rooney, berbatov is going to stay unless madrid offer a deal for him with benzema goin the other way. also macheda and welbeck are going to start and play a lot games.
midfield, no one is going to be brought in as saf feels carrick and fletcher are both maturing consiberably at the moment, park and scholes to be used less frequently as anderson and gibson try and prove themselves, nani, giggs, and valencia are to be used wen the type of game is right for them.
defense. at the back, rafael is really coming along at right back, vidic to stay, ferdinand to get back to normal him, evra to carry on as worlds best left back, evans and smalling are replacements for the former two and will play accordingly, brown and o shea to be used as need.
keeper, vds to carry on playing for another season, possibly another top keeper being brought in, but maybe saf will be just content with kuschak and foster.



17 Feb 2010 17:05:31
School of cp more like! Rangers have just posted £13 million profit plus bank are more than happy with current payment plan. With more champions league money looking likely why would the bank risk loosing out on this?

Real rumours boughy and mcgregor to leave in summer regardless if takeover or not walter will stay on till the club gets a new owner and will be given a small amount of cash to strengten prob couple of million dependent on player sales Boyd will sign along with novo and Bigfoot.

10 clear and not broke sweat!


17 Feb 2010 17:13:06


Javier Mascherano is set to seal a £20million move to FC Barcelona in the summer. Yaya Toure will be moving to Liverpool FC in exchange, bringing the total cost of the operation to £32million. Cesc Fabregas will be signed in the summer of 2011, with the view of evaluating Xavi's position in the FC Barcelona XI.

If Rafael Benitez decides to terminate his pre–contract agreement with Juventus (there will be no cost to either party for this termination), then he will earmark Joe Cole and Gareth Barry to join in the summer.

Albert Riera will leave Liverpool in the summer, and it is believed that this will aid in funding the Joe Cole and Gareth Barry deals.

Rafael Benitez has also earmarked Simon Kjaer, Steven Taylor, and Juan Mata, and may persue Taylor to make up for the English quota, and potentially could be cheaper. Yossi Benayoun is pushing for a move to Russia, whilst Ryan Babel will finally be offloaded.

Liverpool have contacted potential managers over taking the reins should Benitez allow his pre–contract with Juventus to stand, and likewise with Juventus. Jose Mourinho, Martin O'Neill, Frank Rikjaard, and Alex McLeish have been advised to be potential candidates by Christian Purslow and Kenny Dalglish. However, I must stress that all managers mentioned have been informed that the Liverpool job being available is only 50/50, and that potential summer investment could vary these odds. Liverpool are not seeking to sack Rafael Benitez due to the main priority of seeking investment.
George Gillett and Tom Hicks would like stability during the season, but along with Purslow, have also drawn up plans just in case their shareholding has not been reduced come the summer.


17 Feb 2010 16:03:51
Big rumours rangers going into administration, not a wind up for once , does any1 else no any imformation on this,
school of science


17 Feb 2010 15:33:34
Does any1 know if the rumours bout tony mowbray handing in his resignation twice and getting it knocked back is true. also heard that he did'nt know bout the transfers that came in in january


17 Feb 2010 15:39:25
WEST MIDLANDS NEWS.. aston villa will b keeping close tabs on crystal palce young full back nathaniejl clyne and if he continues to impress will be signed in the summer 4 around 1.5–2 mill.its been reported tht oniel has enquired to both utd and representatives of michael owen as to where he fits in the plans next year so expect owen inat villa.

birmingham city have had there inquiry dismissed about the permanent signing of joe hart from man city bt a deal 4 a second season loan is in place, dependant on no big issues cum up.given injury etc.alex mcliesh is also guna go back to villa to try n sign nigel reo coker which if the price was rite oniel and villa would be intrested, around the 7 million mark.

wolverhampton wanderes are interested in shef utd billy sharp, currently on loan at scunthorpe

westbrom albion are currently in talks with wigan over the loan signing of jason koumas, deal expected to be finalised by early next week at latest.also.with cech injured dimatteo is after a left bk in on loan 4 a month or 2, bouma of villa most likly tom join which is a good deal 4 all parties invold.finally looking to tie up the nouble loan till the end of the season n maybe beyond.

walsll to sign joss ladbie frm westbrom bt the deal as been delayed due to albions injury n suspension problems :)


17 Feb 2010 15:44:47
Mick mcarthy to be sacked if wolves fail tom stay up this season.tony mowbrary or alan irvine will b there new manger


17 Feb 2010 15:22:00
The Leicester city loanee martyn 'the wagster' waghorn snubbed a permanent move in january at the very last minute as a result of the news of potential sunderland striker cabanas being shot in the head–he believed this left the door open for him to earn a place in the sunderland 11. However he has been told in no uncertain terms now that he has no future in the north east, as a result Leicester are favourites to sign him, although there is interest from ipswich with his old manager keane keeping tabs on him, and also hibs keeping an eye.


17 Feb 2010 15:29:55
Nevertonneverton LOL, oh lord help this deluded soul. when is the last time you won anything, a decent run / sustained period of time in europe, an fa cup, a league title, a full stadium..oh and what was the score at goodison?.
we're that bad, you want all of our best players!!

whilst this poor fools medication sets in, rumours

everton in the summer to sign.

senderos, belhadj, keissling..

to sell – hibbert, anichebe, jukebox, ruddy, yobo



17 Feb 2010 14:53:04
Alberto Aquilani will join Inter Milan for £15m in the summer , Benitez will then bid £12m for Gareth Barry who is unsettled in Manchester


17 Feb 2010 14:17:54
The Mighty Man City to sign Steven Pienarr and Rodwell from Neverton for £30m in the summer.


17 Feb 2010 14:51:49
You heard it here first . Luka Modric is on his way to old trafford in the summer in a part exchange deal with dimitar berbatov . Ferguson is getting frustrated with the bulgarian attitude and lack of goals since his 32 million switch to the red devils and has singled out modric to be his top target this summer to add creativity to united faultering midfield .

Mancini has singled out inter starlet mario balotelli as his main target in this summer transfers window his sees the powerful frontman a key acquistion in breaking the top four stranglehold next season.

Chelsea are to have a massive clearout in the next ransfer window getting rid of carvalho ballack and yes anelka and replacing these with subotic di maria and aguero.

you heard it here first alexander mottram LFC


17 Feb 2010 12:53:12
For all those quoting Spanish media regarding the imminent departure of Cesc need to put down the crack pipe. Seriously.

Marca, Sport, and the rest of the Spanish media have one assist Barca in tapping up of the Arsenal captain. They're not concerned with reporting anything approaching the truth, only constantly issuing a stream of "reports" that Cesc is leaving, with no basis in fact behind them.

Arsenal ins this summer: 1 GK, 1 CB and 1 DM + Chamakh & maybe Lacina Traore.

Arsenal outs: Eduardo on loan to regain first team fitness for a season, Sylvestre (free), Gallas (sadly), Merida (free) + various loans of younger players.


17 Feb 2010 12:36:23
Hibernian will close the old stand in the next couple of weeks to begin the building of a new stand which meets Uefa regulations. This is dependant on a 2 million pound loan from Lloyds. The bank however are dragging their heals on the loan as they fear a backlash from other clubs who the bank have called in debts (Killie 9 mill, Gers 34 mill). The bank also want a clause written in to the loan that if Hibs sell any player while the loan is outstanding 15% of any transfer go straight to the bank.


17 Feb 2010 12:30:06
Fact Cesc Fabregas to Barca for 46 mil euro (
The next transfer will be Ribery for 34 mil euro


17 Feb 2010 10:34:05
Chelsea have been given 70m from roman abromavich to spend in the summer. with this money we will sign :
subotic 13m
maria 23m
schweinstegeir 16m
pato or fabionho 32m or 22m
this equals either 84m or 74m
malouda to lyon for 15m
kalou to inter milan for 14m
ivanovic to real madrid for 16m
ballack to bayern leverkusen for 9m
this totals 54m


17 Feb 2010 11:23:20
Chelsea will look to sign some young quality in the Summer:

Expect some of if not all these players to be brought in:

Di Maria


17 Feb 2010 11:52:36
Man Utd out: Anderson back to porto
Ben Foster to Tottenham


17 Feb 2010 02:47:14
Pompey are likely to avoid a winding up order tomorrow, but will be told that once the season ends they will have to repay all debts.

If all debts aren't cleared by Noon of Tuesday June 15th then the club will cease to exist and The Championship will only consist of 23 teams for Season 2010/11.

However, there will be nothing to stop Havant & Waterlooville renaming themselves as Portsmouth United and moving back into the city in a few years.

Fratton Park would be bulldozed for housing or for extending the railway depot (maybe a combination of both).

However, these are worse case scenarios and it is more than likely a new buyer will be found and the debt restructured. The parachute money will pay off a substantial part of this debt, but as previously posted £15m or so will remain.

This debt would be manageable, depending on player sales, and could even be halved if new equity channels were opened by building a new stadium on Brownsea Island. This option is still open, but until finance levels are more solid it's very much in the future.

Portsmouth are in for a few difficult years, but I suspect that come 2012/13 they will be back in the big time.


17 Feb 2010 00:23:36
Arsene Wenger is interested in signing DF Jasper Vermeerbergen of Belgian club Beveren.


17 Feb 2010 00:36:36
Forest sign jason koumas on loan b4 the end of the loan window also bouma and albrighton from villa with garner maybe going out on loan sorry this is all i know


16 Feb 2010 23:27:38
Chelsea 2010/2011

GK: Cech, Turnbull, Taylor

DEF: Terry, Carvalho, Ivanovic, A Cole, Bosingwa, Alex

OUT: Ferreira/Belleti

IN: Taylor, Alves (and hopefully Vargas)

MID: Lampard, Ballack, Essien, Mikel, Zhirkov, Mellis

OUT: Deco, Malouda, J Cole

IN: Schweinsteiger, di Maria, Silva or Mata

FWD: Drogba, Anelka, Kakuta, Borini, Sturridge

OUT: Kalou

IN: David Villa

Several players will be secured on contract but remain at their present clubs.

Romelu Lukaku (Anderlecht)

Urreta (Penarol)

Alex Teixeira (Shaktar Donetsk)

Iker Muniain (Athletic Bilbao)

Isco (Valencia)

Miralem Pjanic (OL)

Sergio Aguero (Athletico Madrid)

di Santo, Stoch, Cork, Bruma, Mancienne, van Anholt will all stay on loan

Alcantara and Dzagoev are 2012's key targets



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