Football Rumours Archive January 18 2009


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As per usual aston villa seem blinkered in there attempt to sign british born players

So Friedel,Cuellar and Petrov are all british. Dont you worry Forlan may be coming along with a tall striker(many names mentioned Janko,Crouch) who will replace the out going Carew who unfortunately has over stepped the line once two many times.Barry to sign a new contract with Villa shold they finish top four which will be tight battle with Liverpool and Arsenal
  Lets be clear. Other than Man City football is almost broke. Most clubs running with huge debts and players who demand bigger and bigger wages. Thats why nothing will happen in the transfer window until City spend and if they do it outside of England there will be little movement. I support Arsenal but am glad that City have a chance to join the party. It was getting boring and who says money does not buy success e.g. United, Berbatov £30.75 m Ferdinand £29.1m Verón £28.1m Rooney £27m van Nistelrooy £19m Anderson £17.3m Hargreaves £17m Nani £14.7m
Carrick £14 m Saha £12.82m etc etc and that's by a team with a debt of £800m and interest payments of £40m a month.
City will sign R Santa Cruz just before the end of the tranfer window because Blackburn will be desperate by then but it will be too late for them to spend the money. Gunners have tried three bids to sign Ashavin but club is holding out for 17m and the player 5m signing on and wages of 80k a week. So who will he sign for – probably City if they want him !
  Ashley young to man city for 35 million, next up for city will be lucio and terry.
  Arshavin will sign for arsenal neax week, 12million with another potential 5 depending on sucess.
Arsenal's next signing will be unsettled manchester city defender Micah Richards fee could be as much as 18 million pounds and wenger knows he needs a bit of english backbone.
Wenger's last move will be for a central defensive midfielder it may be the boca player or Alonso, however if it is alonso this move will have to wait to the summer.
To balance the books Gallas(6) will go he will be followed by senderos(6), Eboue(7), and Bendtner(8)
totalling 27million.
IF adebayor doesn't score a few goals by the end of the season wenger may be tempted if ac milan offer cash and Pato for him.
  Norwich are set to name age hareide as manager and will bring in norways assistant manager. Bryan gunn is linked with a move for burys andy bishop for 300k and a deal with alex bruce on a free from down the road ipswich.
  To the arsenal fan who thinks arsenal are buying arteta for 9 million, are you joking?. if wilson palacios is worth 14 million then arteta is worth over 20. and why would arteta want to join arsenal anyway as they are struggling to stay above everton in the league anyway. now for some real rumours fabregas– man city (20 million) keane– tottenham (summer 10.75 million) toure–man city (9 million) arshavin– man city (13 million) tevez– chelesea (only if utd decide not to buy him 32 million) adriano– aston villa (loan) moutinho–everton(loan fee of 1.5 million) and portsmouth to sign edu for 4–5 million. CITY 4 LIFE. TOM SIMONS
  I've herd speculation that jose mourihno is going to man city. .But Alex Fergusson has sed he is leaving man u if hes saticfied at the end of the season and leaving it to none other tha jose mourinho
Man city ins
Kaka 108mil
lescott 18mil
parker 12mil
Owen (summer) (free)
bellamy 14 mil (unless he ggoes to spurs)
messi 150 (jokes)
johnson–everton 3.5mil
vassel– hull 1.5mil
benjani pompy 3mil
dunne – spurs 4–5mil
ireland– spurs 9 mil
jo–everton loan
  Barnsley will parade a new signing next week against ipswich, there will definately be 1 new stricker likely to be tenerifes nino but also on show could be a signing that was chosen by the assistant manager ryan kidd.
  Norwich city will apoint one of these as their new manager:
Lawrie Sanchez
Ian Dowie
Malky Mackay
Alan Knill
Or Gary mcalister
  Celtic Newss . Absolute 100% true

Peter Lawwell has sanctioned an area of Celtic Park where there has to be NO press intrusion. Also only officials will be allowed entry, and the area will be stewarded to ensure no leaks what–so–ever . this is apparently so that they can unveil a major signing. This is also so that the press will only find out when the player has actually signed.

Possibilities –
Bellamy (doubt)
Sylvinho (possible)
Garrido (possible)
Bent (could happen, maybe not)
  To all the Arsenal Fans.
We all know what is going to happen this month.
Whatever you say none of the players will leave unless Man City come in with an offer 50 million for a player Arsene feels can be replaced. Not Walcott, Fabregas, Toure, Nasri, RVP, Adebayor(yet), Eduardo, Clichy and Sagna. We WILL sign Arshavin from Zenit for 13–16million, Wenger will not go above. As for the other only PLANNED first team signing it will either be Veloso, Palacios, De Jong (which is why he has not said yes straight away to Man City as he knows we are interested and has said he wants to wait and see what happens in the next two weeks), Battaglia, Matuidi, Frings, Borowski.

As for Adebayor, the reason i have put yet is that Wenger has been very dissapointed with him this year and in the summer if Kaka goes to City, and Milan get their fortune, they may bid 30million+ for him then Wenger will be forced to sell him. Man City are also interested. Expect a young striker to replace him like maybe Gomis, Gervinho, Gignac and the most attractive one, Benzema if we can beat teams Barca, Man U and Madrid (not city as he is one of the few players in this world who prefers top football over top money, lyon will beg him to move there but he wants Champions league football, something which City will not get for at least two more years) we will sign him and with 30 million+ in our bank account plus 10 million of our own we would have a superb chance of getting him. Plus hes French.

There you go then Arsenal.
Again i say i do not post often but when i do it does make sense. BELIEVE.

  My dad is a vet in the glasgow area and a representative for Eidur Gudjohnsen has just registered his pet iguana with his practise. Gudjohnsen is believed to be on his way to Ibrox to replace the outgoing Kris Boyd
  Few realistic transfer rumours

s maccdonald – celtic to pompey 4.5m
c bellamy – west ham to tottenham 14m
santa cruz – blackburn to man city 21.5m
s ameobi – newcastle to blackburn 6m
m fryatt – leicester to wolves/reading 3m
l naylor – celtic to leeds 500k
a smith – newcastle to everton (loan)
made permanant for 3.5m in summer
n tyson – n forrest to preston 1.5m
c eagles – man utd to everton 2.5m (summer)
bullard – fulham to newcastle/villa – 6m
c greenacre – tranmere to leicester 750k
beckford leeds to liecester 3m

  Kaka has pretty much said that he does not like the premier league style, as most premier league clubs just rely on getting the ball to a big frontman (e.g Drogba for Chelsea, Torres for Liverpool etc.) and holding on to the ball. He basically said that the only prem teams he does like are Man United and Arsenal, as their play is more open. This indicates that he does not want to move to City. Interesting though the talk I heard of Kaka playing at Real Madrid on Gilette Soccer Sataurday. Madrid are possibly the only other team in the world that could afford Kaka alongside Man City, however unlike City Madrid play in the champions league and are arguably the greatest club in the world (even if they can't beat the mighty gunners). Don't be supprised to see Real Madrid showing interest in Kaka and vice–versa, and possibly Madrid even snatching Kaka from under City's nose. Despite all currently being quiet on the topic of Arshavin, expect his move to Arsenal to be very near to completion by now, and for him to be unveiled as an Arsenal player next week. Big Phil Scolari has said he would sell all of his players to bring Robinho to the bridge. However don't expect this to happen, as no amount of money will prize Robinho from City. Money they already have, quality they don't. However Chelsea will be selling Anelka (Real Madrid), Drogba (AC Milan), Carvalho (Inter), Alex (AC Milan) and Joe Cole (Inter?) by next summer, as all of these have fallen out with big Phil. Scolari will in replacement sign Adriano (Inter, part of swap deal), Sergio Aguero (Atletico, 40 mil), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen, 12 mil) and Diego Capel (Sevilla, 15 mil). Expect Beckham to sign for AC Milan permenantly for around 5–6 mil.

  Everton do not have much money to spend in the winter transfer window they will sign:
Joao Moutinho loan
adriano loan
pavel pogrebnyak 8m
fabiano santacroche loan

if the 3 loan signings impress they will come in the summer. also expect either manuel fernandes or steven defour if the moutinho deal does not go through.
  I have been realiably informed that Plymouth Argyle chairman Paul Stapleton is not pleased with his clubs recent form after they flopped to a 2–0 defeat at the hands of Forest & is contemplating replacing the Scot with a new manager. I have been told he already has his eye on two managers, currently out of work.
  Just heard from my sources that steven fletcher is wanted by bayern munich and boruussia dortmund for around 6m.

andy dorman will sign for hibs from st mirren for 300k next week.

Karim Benzema will sign for man utd in the summer for 25m plus add ons and nani on loan for the season.

Peter Halmosi may end his hull city nightmare by moving to hibs on loan for the rest of the season with a view to a permanent move for around 1m
  Here with my report, now whats first on the agenda. .
Arsenal: Andrei Arshavin? Well, with a new deal set to be thrashed out, whatever the costs, this is looking more likely than ever. And, hey, at least he's going to the right club. Fee looks set at 12mil for 5 years, with wages slightly restructured to suit his hefty demand in bread. However, amid the current controversy, what will happen when the other arsenal sensations realise they are not being payed anywhere near the amount Arshavin is? This will not be a good example of club wage equality. Ironic, really, as this has been caused by the country that introduced communism to the world! Lenin will rotate in his tomb.
Aston Villa: Nicky Shorey? What do I think? To Newcastle, either now or in the summer, 3.5mil.
Chelsea: Luis Fabiano? I don't understand why some Blues fans are saying that terms have already been agreed with the Seville man, and why others claim that no money is being invested in transfers this January by the owners. Could it possibly be that Chelski plan to sign one of the Spanish Primera's form strikers on a free? Wow. .
This has been Malcolm Shaffer
  Big news. No rumour, just fact. Zenit have invited Arsenal officials to St. Petersburg on Tuesday next week to conclude Andrei Arshavin's move to Arsenal. This was announced by a Zenit official, who claimed that this was a gesture to conclude the deal and come to an agreement that will suit both clubs. Zenit are now reportedly demanding just 12 mil (Daily Telegraph), which Arsenal will have no problem paying, meaning the move will be completed mid–next week.

You heard it from me first,
  Just bumped into robbie fowler at glasgow airport expect him to sign for rangers with in the next fortnight
  A close source has told me that after amir Zaki has his loan period up witan will sign him for a sum of up to 8million pounds. . Also news on roque Santa cruz . he is asked to move clubs but is expected to go to man utd . . But not until the summer . . Blackburns replacement will be coming to the in the summer after roque is sold. .the player they will purchase is man citys jo who has struggled to get into the man city team after the arrival of of robinho. The price is said to be on the region of 6million. Not bad for a quality striker
  To rafas sangria are you jimmy tarbuck in disguise? Sorry you cant be, your funny! Cahill and Arteta to analfield HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA what meds are you taking? Anyway now that my sides are sewn back.The BLUES will sign 2 players on loan manny fernandes again with pavel pogrebnyak that's all! THE BIG MAN not from norway,belfast,wales but from merseyside the people from liverpool are BLUES! COYB
  Season ticket holder at ibrox, daved murray should stay at rangers as they will not find anyone else to stabilise the budget at ibrox. lovenkrands is waiting for rangers to offer him a contract after being on trial at newcastle and stalling contract talks with them. that's only if rangers offload one or two players to free up the wage budget. boyd will stay after all the drama. tonel will arive only if madjid boughherra leaves for newcastle. expect fleck to be more involved in the first team after a good game against falkirk. only one on loan signing in jan. hopefully a better season next year.
  Urgent liverpool news!

a right winger has been signed and is aiming to make his debut against chelsea at anfield and this none other than ineista, as you may know inesta is not an out and out right winger but plays there for spain and occasionally for barca
Oh and emile heskey has signed a pre–contract for the summer and rafa WILL sign a contract and will get what he wants.
Im also 110 percent certain tht rafa is alredy looking at what players lfc cud sign for summer which do include
g.johnson – despite signing new contract
g.barry – despite wether villa finish top 4 or not
j.hart – cover for reina
adraino – rafa see's him as bargain

also sign some youngsters one of them a cb called andersen

hitman (worker for lfc – not stating what)
  To the dope that saying lescott to arsenal for 8mil are you joking we won't be selling him to man city for 15+ mil and bentdnar will go in a loan deal or as part of a swap deal to man city for elano everton to struggle through next coming weeks with just anichebe coming fit and sara soon after will keep team we got unless city start throughing some of the billions are way for arteta or lescott otherwise the toffees just going to do as we always do and probs end up 6th to villa and mayb 5th if arsenal keep doing these dodgy performances to crap teams and droping points.
  For the Fool who thinks Matty Fryatt will be going to Forest in the summer,Sorry mate but you must be delusional why would he want to stay in Division 1 cause forest are going down,When Leicester will be promoted he wants to stay and take Leicester into the Premiership with 2 succesive promotions.
Also been hearing Joe Mattock off to wolves for £2.5 Million plus Mark Davies as part exchange.
  Rafa Benitez to be Man City's new manager as he will have control over transfers. something he don't get at liverpool

100% true.
  Also i know that arsenal are set to get rid of
toure (mancity 6mill)
eboue (lyon 3.5)
bendther (aston villa loan)
fabianski (wolves loan)
song (swap for gabby agbonlahor

players coming in
danny wilson (rangers 1.5 youth)
fabian delph (leeds 5mill)
joleon lescott (everton 8mill)
tuncay sanli (middlesborough 7.5mill)
carlos kameni (deportivo 4mill)
gabby agbonlahor (aston villa 9mill swap with alexandre song)
  To the guy that said "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", yeah in your dreams spl might not be strong but Scott Brown is worth more than half the crap in your overpriced league and also he is not a defensive midfielder, if you are going to talk about a player do your homework. And as for all the money man city have they cannot afford the buyout price of Barca players contracts(Busquets just signed a pro deal, buyout is £80 million and he isnt even a regular) although Toure might be a possibility. The bhoys also to take Chivas midfielder Sacha Kljestan from saturday. HAIL HAIL
My cousin – wifes – cousin is in the training staff of arsenal. It happens they will signing two player in the midfield this transfer break.
They definetly want to keep 3 prong strikers persie,adebayor,bendtner.


Arshavin – 12 mill plus performance based incentives

Elano – 8 mill

Inler – 8 mill


Senna , Arteta


Carlos Vela would be sent on loan possibly in villareal for senna.

Go Gunners
  Real Madrid do have a deal in place with Manchester United to purchase C.Ronaldo at end of the season for an astonishing amount of money.

Saviola is being sold to Sunderland or Manchester City.

Juande Ramos is being let go at the end of the season and Arsene Wenger will replace him on a 5 year deal, and Cesc Fabregas is part of the deal.

A.Robben has decided he can not deal with life in Spain and wants to return to England, preferably with Liverpool or Manchester City.

Madrid will let go of 11 coaches when Wenger takes over and Pat Rice expected to follow Wenger to the Bernabeu.

Luis Figo wants to go into Coaching with Real's youth set up.

Players S.Ramos and P.Cannavaro are due to fly to Italy for talks with either AC or Inter in close season.

Jermaine Pennant is wanted as a stop gap for C.Ronaldo but face competition from English clubs.

R.Van Nistelrooy wants to return to Holland in 1 year to finish his career with PSV or HSV.

SAF is not worried about the rumours about Tevez because he is under contract till the end of the season. Even Tevez agent (Kia Joorabchian) is not yet in talks with David Gill.

The decline of goals from Tevez is a coincidence because the fine print of Tevez loan deal are; United will sign him for 30mil (to Kia Joorabchian) next season if Tevez scores more than 19 goals this season if not then their agreement is only 23mil. Tevez management set–up will hurt him because he will only get 40% from Kia fortunately David Gill will give Tevez a nice contract to alleviate his previous contract with Kia.

And my sources also mentioned that Cristiano's contract will be revise and will be contract to United until 2015 and he will be the highest paid EPL player (if KAKA sign to City Ronaldo will be the 2nd)

And my last info from my friend that SAF is not looking to sign this January SAF will use all his signing Tosic might play is some game as well with Wellbeck and Campbell (if he returns)

My 2 cents on KAKA' moving to Manchester City will be a bust, because he doesn't have enough teamates to compete with the 'Big Four' they will if City will sign more quality and big names. And City will get a chance in Champions League if this move by KAKA can win and go with the top four.

  Sunderland afc news

k jones will leave for £17 million to spurs with a cisse recommended player coming to safc, (no names yet)
whitehead £2 million to hull,
murphy will be sold for £1 million to wolves,
also sammy hyppia will be signed for £2.5 million
also watch for a big name coming on loan poss bent as part of jones deal.

also gorden not in the side for 4 weeks not for ankle injury but was cought in bed with a man and his wife went off it hahahaha, so now known a gay gorden,

cheers the whisperman
safc for life
  Firstly. . 100mil for kaka i think not worth it. .
for premiership experience rather buy stevie g or ronaldo. . or three 34mil players ( almost every other player falls in this bracket ). .

now the real deal. . liverpool are looking to swop keane for ashley young from villa and rafa is said to offer 11mil for henry at the end of the season if the swop does'nt happen now, so i guess an outright buy for ashley now will be the only deal in january for around 18mil.

  "woodgate is marrying downings sister either for 15million or 5million and gareth bale and jamie o hara"

Pretty sure he can order a bride from some Eastern–European or Asian countries for a lot less.

Man City to go all out to buy a star defender in the coming days – Terry is being talked about but Real Madrids Sergio Ramos or Barcelonas Puyol are the main targets
  Leicester City are set to sign Darren Ward on loan from Wolves and Billy Sharp on loan from Sheff Utd, both until the end of the season. Bert.
  Keep an eye out for a big step up through the leagues by AFC Wimbledon (Conference South) starlet Sam Hatton. He is being watched by several clubs with Coventry currently the favorites to get his signature. They belive that Hatton could be the new midfield star of the Championship and are ready to pay £100,000 to get him.
  Birmingham City will sign Nigel Quashie from West Ham to give them some extra strength in midfield as Mehdi Nafti is on his way out, with Stoke,Wigan,Fulham and Coventry all interested in him. Lee Bowyer will sign for free,from West Ham, at the end of the season, if he impresses in his current season long loan. Manager Alex McLeish is very keen to sign striker Mariano Pavone for £2m,from Real Betis, to bolster his strikeforce with Marcus Bent is heading off to Sheffield Utd in a 500k deal. Also Pavone's teammate Juanito is also on McLeish's radar. Callum Davenport will sign on loan from West ham with a view to a £2m permanent deal. Kemy Agustien will return to parent club AZ Alkmaar. Suprising news from Birmingham is that center half Radhi Jaidi will be ushered out with the Real Betis center half Juanito,32, being his replacement.

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