Football Rumours Archive January 17 2009


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Finally heard some news from a pretty reliable source regarding Man City. A few new names have been thrown into the mix for late on this window or early next, Messi and Etoo in a double swoop. Also the Kaka deal will go ahead h is 99 percent sure and it will go through this window. It seems that hughes is going for a massively attacking team, i assume with messi and etoo he is gonna try and play in the same way as Barca, would be nice to see in this league. H
  Preston will go up this season with these signings


Ross Wallace(already there)
David Nugent(loan)
Fabien Delph(650k)
Danny Welbeck(loan)

this is complete rubbish because Nugent is going to sheffield united along with Lita once they offer better wages and why would leeds accept 650k for Fabien Delph when they turn down 10m from manchester united
  Arsenal midfielder Alexandre Song is set to sign for Chelsea in the next few days. The two clubs have already agreed a fee in the region of £8m, and Chelsea have offered Song a five–year contract in the region of £80,000 per week.
  To the guy who said,

January Deals.

Villa–Man City.
Santa Cruz–Man Utd.
Van Persie–Barcelona.
Yaya Toure–Arsenal.

Dun worry mate, none of this will happen.
u must be dumb to claim that chelsea are buyin 2 players when the board aint sanctioning them even a penny , even after the sale of bridge. and utd are not dumb to get santa cruz cuz it would take 20 mill or so n won't make him sit on the bench
they would rather go for cheaper options , with manucho and campbell away on loan deals.

A few Realistic rumours now
1.Ferreira –chelsea to spurs 5 mil
2.cassano– Samp to inter 17 mil
3.balotelli–inter to fiorentina(on loan)
4. denilson(the brazillian veteran)–chelsea –free agent
van der vaart will move to liverpool in the summer as he is unsettled at real.they will also sign kuba and anderson( a brazillian defender) as a replacement for agger who will leave for milan.
chelsea will get fabiano and inler in the summer.

chelsea 4 life
  Lets Get it right rangers do not need to sell that is just a cover story the truth is that smith and murry are fed up hearing rangers don't bring through the youth so to get there point across they are gonna get rid of 2 players being boyd to birmingham next week if cardiff beat them and ferguson to newcastle after the germi deal is done. davis will move into the centre of midfield with aaronn starting on the right till edu is fit wen he will move to the left and fleck will play in a more advanced roll expect the team to be mcgregor broadfoot papac weir bougherra davis aaronn mendes thomson (edu till end of season though) miller fleck at the end of the season expect weir to retire and wilson to be his replacment there might be 1 or 2 loan signngs the now but no 1 well known thomson will captain the team next season
  Arsenal Transfers,

Arshavin – 15m+
Miguel Velsco – 13m


Rememeber you heard it from me first.

Invincible Gunner
  Nottm Forest are looking to raid Leicester for Matt Oakley to add extra experience to their young midfield, also Matty 'i predict a' Fryatt will be a summer target. . along with Craig Mackail–Smith from Peterboro!
  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. . . . .

yous two are hopeless!! the boy is at hamilton on loan.

rangers news: expect a premiership striker on loan, if boyd goes. rumoured to be bent, to help with spurs move for mcgregor
  I have good word that darren bent will be coming to Celtic FC for the remainder of the season as well as sacha kljestan who is currently on trail for 6 days at lennoxtown. I have also heard a rumor that celtic will also sign on loan are barca duo gonzalez and suarez. With a possible option to sign on a permenant basis like crosas. Strachen has also hinted as well as bent other major loans since it worked out as a good option last season with sameras. killen, mark brown, dontai, balde will all hopefully leave and then the new signings already done i.e. milan misun, naill mcginn and micheal lang will take their respective numbers.

Here we go 4 in a row
  Kieran Agard friend told me he was going to partick thistle on loan
  My Dad works at Melwood training complex and there is talk that Rafe Benitez is stalling on signing a new contract because a) his moves for one of his top transfer targets, former player Sinama Pongolle , are being blocked by the board. And b) the board are refusing to offer Daniel Agger a new contract due to the development of a cocaine habit which was kept secret by Liverpool and the FA (he was even issued a secret ban under the cover of a non existent injury) due to fears for the defenders personal safety and his relationship with a 17 year old local girl who happens to be the daughter of a high ranking Liverpool drug dealer. Sammy Lee is keen on bringing Gary Cahill in as replacement.
  Kaka will go to City and AC will use the money to rebuild their aging team. Pato will take up Kaka's mantle, Pazzini and Martins will be the brand new strikeforce, Pirlo, Hamsik and Beckham will run things from midfield. Senderos, Barzagli, Zambrotta and Zhirkov will make up the back four and Dida will be backed up by Ustari of Getafe.
  My missus sister works in the Box office at Villa Park and has just heard that Diago Forlan will sign for the Villa late on Monday night once his medical is complete.
In the past she has gave info on Petrov and Carew. So pretty sure that this we go through.
  Liverpool's owners (Tom Hicks more than GG) are desperate to get Rafa to sign his new contract ASAP, so will provide him with a "sweetener". Rafa has been told that he will get his wish over his contract demands and will be given the funds to make bids for Villa's Ashley Young and Spur's Gareth Bale.
  Bellamy will go to spurs/man city before the end of january for fee of around 14m. zola keeping his cards close to his chest but has been back and forth to italy with nani, Man citys obscene offer for KAKA will turn AC milan into the force of old, for milan to lose one worldclass player and invest in 5 world class players tells you the facts. The same happened when juventus sold zidane and went out and bought nedved, thuram ibrahimovich (spelling) Trezeguet etc etc, they went on to win serie A three times on the trot, make 2 european cup finals winning 1. They had'nt won anything for 3 years previous.
  Backroom news from celtic park

berra from hearts for £2.8m

mcfadden from birmingham for £4m


naka to japan for £1.5m

loovens to cardiff £2m

naylor to leeds for £400,000
  My dad knows stewart downings uncle and he said that downing is definetly going in january most likely to spurs as woodgate is marrying downings sister either for 15million or 5million and gareth bale and jamie o hara
  To the muppet who sed ballack 2 celtic on loan. . get a grip son. Theres atleast 20 teams who'd snap him up b4 celtic. Typical celtic fan with dilusions of grandeur.

Rangers out
Playboy Al– most likely spurs, 6m
Fergie, any1 who offers 2m
Smith, championship on loan
Gow, blackpool 150k
madjid, Newcastle 5m

Berra and driver 3.5–4.5m plus velicka
possible move for a squad player, shiels(hibs) or Cowie (ICT). . pointless buys in my opinion

Also expect 2 see more of aaron and possibly young fleck should rangers hang onto him as ws quoted as saying hes knocking on the door. should he play a few games expect him 2 be snapped up buy an epl big gun come the summer for no more the 3m as rangers will no doubt grab any sort of money

not the club we used 2 be
  Lukas Podolski will go on loan to colonge next week and sign for tottenham in the summer for 10.5m

Arsenal will sign mikel arteta for 9m but he won't join until the summer, in the meantime wenger will sign elano on loan.

That will clear the way for cesc fabregas to move to real madrid in the summer for 23–33m plus add ons and possibly wesley sneidjer or rafael van der vaart.

Hibs may let steven fletcher go to newcastle for 2–4m with andrew carroll going the other way on loan until january next year.

Hibs, Hearts and celtic are all looking to sign alan smith from newcastle for around 3–7m, although newcastle may be keen on a swap deal for either Steven Fletcher (Hibs) or Jan Venegoor of hesselhink (Celtic)
  Celtic looking at the possibility of signing Andrew Driver from Hearts with Chris Killen+cash going to the Jambos.Rangers could be going into administration with debts up to 30million,so no new players for them.More misery more like it.
  Man city only want the best players from the teams around them so that they will stay up! These players will then just be bench warmers for the bigger names coming in later. Up the Hammers
  Very reliable source tells me that allan mcgregor(rangers) has been spotted at white hart lane as a replacement for the unreliable gomez who is heading to seville for 3m and mcgregor is set to cost spurs 8m
  El torro hate to tell you this but heskey is going back to liverpool also ronaldo will join real madrid he has just trademarked CR9 because real our retiring the 7 shirt when raul leaves
  Kevin Phillip's was laughing today at the suggestion of him leaving Birmingham to join Huddersfield Town. He was at David Lloyd's Cranmore training facility with the rest of the Birmingham team who train there and laughed it of when a fan asked him. His exact response was: "Never in a million years I don't even like the guy". He was talking about Lee Clark he also told the fan that he was enjoying his football and that's he's got a two year contract.
  Real Rangers post.
The manky mob to wave monopoly money in the air when we visit blankhead, Mcdonald will be sold in the summer for 3 million to Everton (He will always be held in hi estemm for winning us the league on the last day), mcgready will be off in the window to Villa due to the poison dwarfs (its ma ba an your no playing)
To the good side of glasgow
Three to go and good riddance Boyd, Ferguson and Mculloch, Plg will be laughing under his breath.
Walter, sadly will be off, But and wait for it, Paul le quen to return due to unfinished work at Ibrox, He has seen were he has went wrong and is sad the way it ended that's why the three stoogies are to be cleared
  I have heard that liverpool are looking into michael johnson of man city and possibly mikel arteta of everton incase stevie g needs temporary replacing, insiders think this will not happen and stevie g will play out remainder of the season, they also got short rebuff of everton for tim cahill as they are after a midfielder to score goals, and to loan out everton ngog to sort out their striker worries. Another option is to push alonso further forward, and play benayoun or keane or babel behind torres.
Rafa is also looking at using reserve starlet. He doesn't want to buy anybody else in january, as does not want to disrupt the team and also thinks got enough options at right back: arbeloa, darby, carragher, degen(when fit), Left back : Insua, dossena, carragher, aurelio, Right Mid (now pennant is on his way): kuyt, babel, benayoun, gerrard, rick parry is looking into available players and if nothing comes off king luis garcia will be coming back on loan, even though he was exceptional in european games and not so in the premiership, rafa thinks will give squad a boost, sammy and rafa have been talking about kevin davies, but think nolan could be a squad player option.Gareth Barry is a non starter for now.
Summer Possibilities
Glen Johnson
Gareth Bale
Matthew Upson
Marcus Senna
David Villa
Theo Walcott
Darren Bent
Gareth Barry
Aiden McGeady
Of course Liverpool won't sign them all, it depends on season,investment,commitment and player availibility, Rafa & Rick have not always agreed on players, rick does not agree on bale, senna bent & mc geady,thinks the others will improve team & shirt sales,aguero has already been priced out of a move, so has villa technically but liverpool think they can negotiate a deal.
How do i know this? I want to keep my job!
Ps Im not naming the youth players who could join as this is sensitive and you don't know whos reading and pass this information to other scouts.
Yours for Now
Rafas Sangria
  Now that Mr Defoe has departed and got what he wanted (more cash)– thought would share this – has been said on many local forum sights that during half time at Pompey v West Ham, a few current pompey players took a, lets say disliking to his attitude of late and basically told him a few home truths!! – through this he managed to end up on the floor and another helped him up back up again and told him where the door was also!!! – rather strange that he disappeared so soon after. Also starnge that since he has gone the team spirit has started to return!. Biggest signing Pompey to make during Transfer WIndow will be team spirit, which along with a great young Manager, great deligence from the current board and a few additions in the player department, will allow to club to stabilise and move forward.

Play up Pompey
  What did I say about this being the busiest January transfer window ever? World record signing of a ludicrous 108 mil will be spent by success hungry Man City for Brazilian superstar Kaka. The better San Siro outfit, Inter, will break the bank to land Carlos Tevez for a permenant 32 mil deal. This will mean Inter will no longer have the desire to chase Arshavin, and with City more interested in Kaka, Arshavin will complete a move to Arsenal within days, for a fee of 12 mil, with a possible 5 mil to be added depending on his performances at the Emirates. Arshavin will become Arsenal's second highest earner, earning around 70,000 a week, second only to highest earner Emmanuel Adebayor's 80,000 a week. Also on his way to the Emirates will be West Ham's ex–gunner Matthew Upson. West Ham want 12 mil for Upson, however they will accept Arsenal's bid of 9 mil + Nicklas Bendtner, as this will allow them to sell Bellamy to City. After City have completed the signing of Kaka, City will land Bellamy and Scott Parker of West Ham. They will then end January with the signing of Blackburn hitman Roque Santa Cruz for around 20 mil. Drogba will not be moving this month, but will leave in the summer for AC Milan, as Inter will no longer be interested as they will have Tevez and AC Milan will fail in a resurrected attempt to sign Adebayor, as he is key to the Arsenal squad. Any Man United fans who believe that Ronaldo will not move to Real Madrid need to stop kidding themselves. This deal will not happen this summer, but the summer after.

  Leicester set to sign Hibs striker Steven Fletcher for 4.5m.

  This transfer window could end up being the best thing that happens to west ham the money for there top players is going up and up. spurs and man city will end up paying well over the odds as per usual aston villa seem blinkered in there attempt to sign british born you get the feeling zola has players in mind and is just milking the market for all its worth?
  Jordan McMillan is on loan to Hamilton, not Cowdenbeath or Clyde as previously stated.

Boyd will not go as he is pricing himself out of a move from the club he loves.

Estonian striker Nikita Andreev is joining the club on a week long trial on Monday. He is currently playing for Levadia Tallinn.
  I heard that rangers are going to sign Hibs star Fletcher.
  I was returning to work the other day after my lunch break at the rat and parrot in town. I saw no other than Michael Owen in the Marriot hotel with his agent and a spokesman. I can not clearly state if the spokesmen was from Liverpool or Everton FC.
  To the rangers fan who said "massive loan deals coming in including tevez until end of season",
The guy would never even sign on Fifa.

Rangers to sign Danny Swanson at end of season and celtic to get assulin on loan from barca and Barkroth from IFK in sweeden for 1.3 mil recomended from henkie as hes being performing well for swe u–19s.
  Sol Campbell to Leicester City on a 18 month contract. Fact.
  Mourinho has enrolled his children for August at Cransley School in Northwich. I cant see Sir Alex retiring yet so could this mean the job at Eastlands. It would suit his M.O., picking up a small club as he did with Chelsea and making them big again. If he does I would expect a raid on his former club for their prize assets such as Terry, Lampard and Drogba, who are all dissilusioned with life at The Bridge and the chance to show his former employers how wrong they were to get rid of him, is an opportunity that The Ego would find hard to resist, not to mention rubbing up old purple nose by overtaking UTD as the biggest club in the land, let alone Manchester.
  You have to wonder sometimes what drugs posters are taking before they come onhere. To the guy who says the Delph is going from Leeds to Preston for £650,000. . . not even close. To all those who think Beckford is going to Leicester. . think again. He's going nowhere. Don't be surprised to see Alan Sheehan, and maybe Ben Parker leave the club with possibly David Pruton as Grayson tries to get rid of some of the deadwood. I know this because I work for Ken Bates as his beard fluffer.
  Burnley will make a sensational bid for Prestons centre half, Sean St Ledger. Ade Akinbiyi will be moving in the opposite direction as a makeweight for the deal.
  Jason Koumas is to join Celtic in the next few days, Steve Bruce has verbally told Koumas and Gordan Strachan that he will allow him to join Celtic, srtaight from Koumas himself, watch this space. .
  I work at anfield i.e. liverpool football club and i have been hearin that pato is on his way to anfield wit exchange for mr agger i hope that if we can get pato cuzz he is amazing if this is true i would be happy and i want us too buy a right winger cuzz benayoun is awful!!
  Mr JS. . We`re not laughing at your rumour, we`re laughing at how much your lot are willing to pay for players. And the look on Kaka`s face when he gets relegated, will be worth a million of ours mate. I am looking for humble pie recipies, but well if you want to go pay 243 million pounds to get ONE player, knock yourselves out. Not like he`s going to see European footie for a few years. 20 million for Santa Cruz??? 2 million the same manager paid for him a year ago, and he`s hardly lighting up the premiership this season is he, which is why Blackburn are in a relegation battle, with, hmmmm who else, oh that's right Moneybags citeh. Please come and buy Lescott off us. I don't want to see him go, but the 30 million you`d probably pay for him would go a long way to improving our TEAM. Key word there "TEAM". . . not one player. Never thought Kaka would sell out to the dollar. He`ll have a hell of a shock when the good lord turns him away at the pearly gates. I know Citeh have the funds but they are hardly an attractive proposition really are they. Fifth from bottom, and are all these quality attackers going to stop you shipping goals left, right and centre?????????? Probably not. Right, rant over and onto some Toffee transfer news. Ah right there isnt any. Ho hum. Looks like we`ll have to challenge the top four again on our shoestring budget. Any trillionaires out there? Get to Goodison!
  "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" – where oh where do people get their info from?. . I'm a Celtic fan and even I know that McMillan (rangers kid) has went to Hamilton on loan. .jeez. . . As for the muppet who states "kris boyd to athelico madrid for £8m". why oh why would anyone pay £8m when a fee of £3.8m had been accepted already by rangers?

Anyway, onto Celtic – there will be hardly any activity as WGS and Peter Lawell realise that with the returning from injury players (maloney/hesselink/nakamura) and the emergence of some fringe players the only "needy" position is at left back – various players have been touted but my source says all wrong. . and that Strachan will try for Draško Božović of FK Buducnost Podgorica from Serbia, 20 year old , he has been recommended by Miodrag Krivopavic, current Celtic under 17 coach.

Micheal Nelson is set to join form Hartlepool for an undisclosed fee

Sol Campbell isnt joining that is just toffee! I wish though!

Also expect Danny Graham to sign soon too!

People on this is true Im the new knowitall!
  I have some exciting news about LFC.

They are extremely close to securing a takeover of the club. It is reported (and Iv'e heard from associates who I trust)that a middle–eastern consortium (I guess we can all narrow down the region!!) are reportedly offering £400million for the club which Gillett and Hicks are being forced to take. The credit crisis in America has resulted in them being unable to find any investors to join them in running LFC.

This is why Rafa's contract talks are taking so long, they are not the first priority for the current owners now, whereas Rafa is keen to push a deal through before new owners arrive; hence the sticking point over "complete" control of the club from the bearded–one's point of view. Rafa wants to have everything he wants in place before the takeover, and to be in a strong position as it is thought the new owners wnat their own man at the helm.

The new owners are keen to go toe–to–toe with the Abu–Dhabis owners of man City but I don't think we'll be seeing and £108million bids for high profile players, but in the summer expect some major arrivals, both on the oitch and in the dug–out.

The takeover is nearly there, trust me, but it'll be too late for major transfers in this window. The owners want to do it quickly as the closer it gets to June, the less they get to pocket away. .


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