Football Rumours Archive May 18 2009


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To the person who said:

"If the mighty burnley fc get promoted we will stick with the same sqaud but with 4/5 inspired signings, these will be the following:
rhys williams middlesbrough
matthew mills doncaster
gary caldwell celtic (already agreed)
jason scotland swansea
andrew driver hearts"

Gary Caldwell has already agreed yes? That is why he signed a new contract at celtic and asked for a contract for life? If you are going to make up rumours don't base it on the fact that his brother plays there.

Anyway some REAL rumours

Celtic will sign:
Tim De Cler
Zaluska (AGREED)
and i'v also herd the possibility of young superstar Bojan Krkic on loan. I personally believe this could work as Celtic have a good policy with Barca and Marc Crosas is here. Also the SPL would build up his strengh and his pace would be vital. Also he would be playing in the champions league!

Here we go
  To LFC MIGHTY RED: why talk about people posting rubbish rumours and then go out and do it yourself. What you said was nothing but a wish list. As much as I don't want him to leave, Alonso will go as Barry can come in to replace him for half the money we get from Alonso (£20m). Also if Aguero DOES sign, it will be for around £20m + Babel and Dossena will leave for around £7m to Italy (heard it might be Lazio). Lucas has been nothing but awful since we signed him and will be off. The reason he's played so many times this season is because he's been put in the shop window and will leave for around £6m, again heard a rumour its a club in Italy. So the transfers next season are:
Glen Johnson – £10m
Alvaro Negredo – £10m
Gareth Barry – £9m
Stewart Downing – £6–8m (Only if Boro drop)
Phillip Degen – £2m
Charles Itandje – £500k
Jack Hobbs – £500k (LEICESTER)
Andrey Voronin – £3m (HERTHA BERLIN)
Sami Hyypia – Free (LEVERKUSEN)
Andrea Dossena – £7m
Xabi Alonso – £20m
Ryan Babel – P. Ex
Albert Riera – £10m (only if Boro drop)
Lucas Leiva – £6m
David Silva – £15m take–it–or–leave–it
Sergio Aguero – £20m + Ryan Babel
Ignacio Camacho – £6m

in. Sahko
senna (5mill coz hes 33 next season)
s.taylor (free)
cahill(1 of the young stars of defence)
tevez(20–25 mill)
bable (loan)
Ribary (25–30 mill)
  Right, my brother who is a specialist car dealer to a lot of premiership players and some owners, knows about 2 transfers to Chelsea. . Zhirkov will be signed for about £15m due to Hiddink persuading Abramovich, and Ancellotti having a strong interest in him. Chelsea are also looking for a right sided player and a centre midfielder. Van De Vaart is almost a certain to join Chelsea having expressed his desire to move, and Chelsea either aim to keep Quaresma on a full deal, or bring in a wide right player, either Ribery or Silva
Carlos Eduardo (HOFFENHEIM)to(WEST HAM)
Chinedu Obasi (HOFFENHEIM) to (EVERTON)
Carlos Tevez to (ARSENAL)
Mammoo Sakho (PSG) to (ARSENAL)
Hugo Lloriss (LYON) to (ARSENAL)
Frank Ribery (BAYERN) to (BARCELONA)
Marek Hamsik (NAPOLI) to (BARCELONA)
David Silva (VALENCIA) to (INTER)
Manuel Fernandes (VALENCIA) to (FULHAM)
Edin Dzeko (WOLFSBURG) to (FULHAM)
Andrea Barzagli (WOLFSBURG) to (FULHAM)
Yury Zhirkov (CSKA) to (CHELSEA)
Vagner Love (CSKA) to (VILLA)
Joao Moutinho (SPORTING) to (EVERTON)
  Big merry–go–round. .

Ronaldo finally to Madrid who pay for it by selling Huntelaar to Arsenal, who offload Adebayor to Barca. Barca get the cash from unhappy Eto'o going to Chelsea who kick Drogba to Milan who are more than happy to replace Kaka who went to Man United from the Ronaldo money.
Roy Hodgson will be given 40 million for transfers by Mohammed Al–Fayed. To get a better team for both the premier league and the EUROPA LEAGUE.
Pascal Zuberhuler (MILLWALL) 200 k
Moritz Volz (LEICESTER)500 k
Leon Andreason (HOFFENHEIM) 700 k
Chris Baird (SWANSEA) 700 k
Tony Kallio (WEST BROM) 400 k
Julian Gray (LEEDS) 600 k
Andranik (SHEFFIELD UTD) 800 k
Diomansy Kamara (STOKE) 1.3 mill
Zoltan Gera (QPR) 1 mill
Seol Ki–Hyeon (Al–Hillal) 1.2 mill
Eddie Johnson (CARDIFF) 1 mill
Hammeur Bouazza (QPR) 900 k
Collins John (FC TWENTE) 700 k
Andy Johnson (WOLVES) 5 mill

Ben Foster (MAN U) 4 mill
Roger Johnson (CARDIFF) 4 mill
Matthew Upson (WEST HAM) 6 mill
Emmanuel Eboue (ARSENAL) 4 mill
Emiliano Insua (LIVERPOOL) LOAN
Fabian Delph (LEEDS) 4 mill
Joe Ledley (CARDIFF) 4 mill
Andres D'Allesandro (INTERNACIOL) 7 mill
Chris Brunt (WEST BROM) 3 mill
Balasz Dzuzdkaz sp? (PSV) 5 mill
Chinedu Obasi (HOFFENEIM) 7 mill
Demba Ba (HOFFENHEIM) 5 mill
Carlos Vela (ARSENAL) LOAN

  A lot of news and rumours starting wiv Birmingham City
BOYD 3 mil
Ferguson 2 mil
Kitson 2 mil
Gordon 4.5 mil
Huth 2.5 mil
Bowyer 1.5 mil

jaidi released
kyrsiak released
nafti 2 mil parma
quedrue 1 mil ipswich
bent 2 mil cardiff
bouazza recalled
traore recalled
doyle 1 mil leicester
o'connor 2 mil aberdeen

  Everton Outs

Van De Meyde – Wolves/Sheff Utd
Yakubu – Tottenham/Sunderland/Newcastle
Yobo – Arsenal/Lyon
Anichebe – Stoke/Portsmouth (Loan)

Everton Ins

Richardson – Sunderland 5
Ledley – Cardiff 2.5
St Ledger – Preston 3
Moutinho – Lisbon 12
Owen – Free


Fernandes – Valencia
Vela – Arsenal (Yobo Deal)
  Melevski wants a move 2 the premiership after kievs semi final defeat semi final,west ham will extend the deal 4 trisan.real will sell players to inprove next season after being destroyed by barca and poor champs leage will revanp the hole team van der vart,raul,diarra,snijear,robben and de la red will all go with big signings cummin in van persi,diego,bouma,nesta,j.cole,drogba,tevez and ibrahimavic they will try and get torres but he has no desire to move to madrid
  Aston Villa Rumours
Brad Friedel (LA GALAXY) 600 k
Stuart Taylor (CARDIFF) 500 k
Martin Laursen (RETIRING)
Wilfred Bouma (FC TWENTE) 400 k
Zat Knight (STOKE) 1.4 mill
Gareth Barry (LIVERPOOL) 15 mill
Steve Sidwell (WIGAN) 5 mill
Nigel Reo–Coker (STOKE) 4 mill
Moustapha Salifou (AJAX) 700 k
Marlon Harewood (QPR) 1.5 mill
Emile Heskey (POMPEY) P.EX

Tomasz Kuckzak (MAN U) 4 mill
Diego Cavalieri (LIVERPOOL) 2 mill
Sebastian Bassong (NEWCATLE) 5 mill
Gabriel Milito (BARCELONA) LOAN
Christopher Samba (BLACKBURN) 6 mill
Stevie Warnock (BLACKBURN) 5 mill
Lucas Neill (WEST HAM) 4 mill
Deco (CHELSEA) 7 mill
Scott Parker (WEST HAM) 6 mill
Sean Davis (POMPEY) FREE
Joao Moutinho (SPORTING) 10 mill
Ryan Babel (LIVERPOOL) 8 mill
Diego (WERDER BREMEN) 17 mill
Eider Gudjohnsenn (BARCELONA) 5 mill
Franco Di Santo (CHELSEA) LOAN
  Craig levin will be unveiled at celtic park next monday as new manager,strachan will be leaving even if celtic win league
  If Robin Van Persie does not agree a new deal with Arsenal, there will be a lot of clubs looking to sign him. He will have once more your to go on his contract, and Arsenal will be forced to accept an offer from the highest bidder this summer, which could be only around 10mil. Arsenal, and most other clubs rate Van Persie in the 16–18mil bracket, so for 10mil, Van Persie will have not shortage of offers.
City (as usual) Liverpool, Inter Milan, Villareal, Athletico Madrid and Barcelona would all be interested.
  Sheffield Wednesday

Darren Purse – Won't sign until July but in agreement with the player, deal made public early next week

Pedro Pele – Year long loan from WBA, first refusal on a permanent deal

Darren Potter – Signing on a free transfer from Wolves

Three more players that Brian Laws is talking to about prospective deals – Wes Hoolahan, Tommy Miller, Andy Keogh (loan)

Luke Boden, Richard Hinds, Arron Jameson, Richard O'Donnell all accepted new contract offers, Michael Gray deal still to be sorted

Richard Wood in talks with Coventry City (not sure on fee)

Frank Simek and Steve Watson (contract not being renewed) to retire

Francis Jeffers going on a year long loan to a New Zealand club, playing in the Australian league.
  To the lad who was moaning about people claiming to be related to staff and that this was just a rumour site, why did your first 'rumour' have FACT written on it? haha.

Anyway, rumours. .

–Tevez, Ronaldinho and Diego to City
–Johnson to Liverpool, Arbeloa leaving after bust up with Carra
–Silva to Liverpool (maybe Arbeloa to Valencia)
–Adebayor to Chelsea
–Drogba to Inter
–Pogrebnyak to Arsenal
–Downing and Owen to Everton
–Dos Santos to Newcastle
–Ronaldo to Madrid
–Babel to Ajax/Arsenal
–Ribery to United
–Fabregas to Chelsea

These are only rumours remember :)
  I have a source at Murry Park that says if Rangers win the title next weekend, all 10mill will be put into transfer/wages kitty. This is because the deals for Boyd and Ferguson have been done to Birmingham. This will pay off the intrest due on the current loan. Incoming players will include Dorman(St Mirren), Gomis(Dun Utd), Shittu(Bolton).
  Arsne will sign 3 players;
lesscott/hangeland/or richards
alonso or velso maybe de rossi
santa cruz
come you gunners
  Westham News Strong Rumours Going Round Upton Park That Upson Could Be Off To Arsenal In The Summer As He Believes He Needs European Football Westham Are Reluctant But Willing If A Bid Of £10Million+ Comes In. Replacements Being Lined Up Are M Richards (Loan Option To Buy), Wes Brown, S Taylor and Zat Knight.
Stoke will announce the signing of Argentinian defender Renato Civelli from Marseille next week.
  I was at the united arsenal game saturday the company i work for does the hospitality side of games and i was involved errecting the platform for the players afterwards we were allowed to walk around and meet the players and staff i got talking to a player who didnt want to be named but let me on some inside info. He said the tevez deal aint as cut n dry as some may think . Msi want 22m with a further 10m in perfomance bonuses tevez wants 5m a year and wants agreement in place he starts every match which with the squad united have its impossible to use him and leave rooney or berbatov out he was also told to learn english which 2 years on he has not learnt a word and its causing problems with communication with players also he is unsettling other players especially nani and ronaldo saying madrid would suit there styles of play . tevez aint the angel he makes out
  Breaking news! After the Man United trophy ceremony last night one of my mates was sitting outside Old Trafford when the squad came out. He got Ronaldo's auto–graph and noticed there was no Carlos Tevez until around 30 minutes later. He was on his way back home when he could hear voices he looked back and Tevez and Fergie were standing outside the Old Trafford Entrance talking about next season. . both of them walked away with a big smile on their face. My mate shouted "Have you signed for us yet Tevez?" and Tevez apparently just winked at him and laughed.
  Leicester City are said to be planning a bid for Bulgarian Dormushali Saidhodzha. The 22–year–old striker, known as Muscho, currently plays for CSKA Sofia, the same club Leicester signed Aleksander Tunchev from during last year's pre–season.

Leicester chief scout Steve Walsh is said to have been seen in Bulgaria a month ago. Saidhodzha, who has scored 13 goals already this season, is well known in the Bulgarian league for his strength and aerial ability, and he could be lined up as a possible replacement for 33–year–old Steve Howard.

CSKA Sofia is currently still in financial problems, and therefore cannot play in The Champions League or any other European tournaments. Saidhodzha is unsatified with the lack of opportunity in Bulgaria, and desires a move to England, and with Tunchev already a cult hero among Leicester fans, this could be a deciding factor in bringing him to the Walkers Stadium in the next few weeks.
defence outs: ooijer
ins: finnan,chretien,seitaridis

midfield outs: villanueva,tugay,reid,mokeana
ins: huddlestone,mendes,maniche,arda turan,adam johnson,bentley

striker outs: santa cruz,gallagher,rigters,derbyshire
ins: tuncay sanli,emnes,crouch,bojan,janko,gudjohnson

are all of sam allardyces transfer targets
  Leicester City FC
Chief scout Steve Walsh has recently returned from a scouting trip in North Africa and has sounded out Tunisian striker Mohammed Song (28) and Libyan under–21 midfielder Nwonko Wongo Longo (19) as definite targets. Walsh has also suggested Egyptian international Malammy Hashish (25) and Moroccan superstar Ronny Begagadu (21).
Back home, Nigel Pearson has ditched a bid to sign Simon Cox and instead will offer Barry Hayles a new contract. Pearson will also look to Roman Bednar who will have his contract terminated by West Brom after allegations over drugs.
Dany N'Guessan rejected an offer for Leicester and is likely to join Roy Keane's Ipswich.

Mohammed Song £500,000
Nwonko Wongo Longo £250,000
Malammy Hashish £100,000
Ronny Begagadu £1,500,000
Roman Bednar Free

Paul Dickov £750,000 (Crystal Palace)
DJ Campbell £2,000,000 (Blackpool)


In an ideal world–
Sagna Toure Alex Clichy
Walcott Fabregas Alonso Nasri
Santa Cruz

Adebayor is gone, hopefully to chelsea so we can get Alex who is the ideal defender arsenal need and very much under valued at chelsea. Van persie could go to barcelona since madrid seems to have snatched ribery from under their rivals noses via zidane.
  Rangers ins–

warren feeney (cardiff city)
bruno aguiar (hearts)
james maccarthur (hamilton)
johnny tuffey (partick thistle)
robbie neilson or alan hutton (hearts and spurs)
peter lovenkrands (newcastle)
hermann hreidarsson (portsmouth)

rangers outs–

barry ferguson (birmingham or spurs)
allan mcgregor (birmingham or spurs or fulham)
damarcus beasley (shalke or villareal)
charlie adam (blackpool)
alan gow (blackpool or leeds or wolves)
pedro mendes (lazio or as roma)
david weir (falkirk or leicester city)
madjid bougherra (wolves)
nacho novo (almeria)
graeme smith (peterbrough)
dean furman (bradford city)
  Just to say that I love the amazing optimism of some of the posts – de Meyde will bring in between 1–3 mill when sold (sure he will, despite the fact he's on a free and only made a handful of appearances in the years he's been at EFC, yet alone good performances); Degen will be sold on for 1/2 mill (to whom may I ask?). It's just like being on the school yard again, i love it – will help pass the footieless summer!
  5 clubs have made enquiries about aston villa's craig gardner. 2 of the clubs have made a bid with 1 of them believed to be birmingham.
  Arsenal scouts caught in germany!
Looking more and more likely each day down hear near the arsenal training ground!!!! loads of talk of mario gomez coming to arsenal in ade leaves.
  Sunderland players Kieron Richardson and Anton Ferdinand have been persuading Niall Quinn to make offers for old teammates and friends to help push the club forward next season. . With the continued investment of majority shareholder, Ellis Short, both Glen Johnson and Jermaine Jenas will become possible targets for Sunderland this summer, should they stay up in the Premiership.
  Mr Moyes is looking to make a few signings early on in the summer and not make the same mistake as he done this season and have a poor start. He will either make Jo's deal permanent or buy Vagner Love from CSKA, depending on prices(probably around 15mil). I don't think there will be any other big money signings as Everton need more depth and so imagine he will take in some players from the relegated clubs. Depending on who goes down, i think he will sign Martins or Tuncay. But i think he will be looking at a long term replacement for Yobo and probably sign Steven Taylor. Also, Ive heard a rumour that he wants to sign a midfielder from Bayern Munich called Tony Kroos, but I don't know too much about him to be honest, just know hes a player in the Cahill mould. I think Tevez will go to Real with his mate Higuian possibly going to Utd.
  To all the LFC daydreamers get a grip your owners are struggleing for cash as it is, with huge interest payments, as for the "Keane money" you still owed Spurs £11 mill when you sold him for £15 mill so that leaves £4mill profit, however you paid £21 mill so your actually lost money, expect lots of sales before your team buys. Arsenal fans also expect several star names leaving to make way for some English talent that Wenger wants ready for the 6+5 rule.

Possible moves this summer;

Carlos Tevez, MSI – Man City £25–£35 mill

Gareth Barry, Aston Villa – Arsenal £8– £12 mill

Gary Cahill, Bolton – Arsenal £8– £15 mill

Jao Moutinho, Sporting Lisbon – Everton £10 mill

Douglas Costa, Gremio – Man United £8– £12 mill

Dodo, Cruziero – Man United £6 mill

Manu Adebayor, Arsenal – Barcelona £20– £25 mill

Kolo Toure, Arsenal – Man City £10– £15 mill

Didier Drogba, Chelsea – AC Milan £10 mill

Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Inter – Chelsea £20– £30 mill

Jermaine Jenas, Spurs– Inter swap deal

Sulley Muntari, Inter– Spurs swap deal

Frazier Campbell, Man United– Wigan swap deal

Valencia, Wigan– Man United £12mill+ Campbell

These are just rumours and my view on what could happen this summer but don't be surprised if quite a few of these deals come off, I think the Dodo deal is already done as is the Jenas/Muntari swap deal

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