Football Rumours Archive May 18 2010


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18 May 2010 22:50:32
Fabregas going to barca for 35–40 mil with toure coming in the other direction the deal also sees Arsenal have first refusal on bojan next season

Mascherano – real Madrid 25 mil
gerrard – inter 25 mil
neuer – man unt 10 mil + Anderson

All these deals WILL happen a very reliable source


18 May 2010 22:45:31
Nufc Rumours Cheers ?


18 May 2010 22:47:13
Fabregas Out, £35 million+ Yaya Toure.
Gallas Out, Free
Senderous Out, Free
Gourcuff In, £20million
Chielini In, £20million
Hazard In, £10 million
Chamakh In, Free
Mandanda/Lloris in £10million.
Arsenal 2010/11 Line up..
Sagna Chielini Vermaelen Clichy
–––––Gourcuff Diaby––––––––––
–Nasri Vanpersie Arshavin


18 May 2010 22:35:34
Just been watching a show here in Norway called Showman. Morten Gamst Pedersen was just interviewed. Roughly translated he said that at 29 years old his next contract will be the most important of his career and would like to play in the Champions League. Galatasary were mentioned in passing.


18 May 2010 22:35:50
Fabregas update !
arsene wenger is talking to the barca chair man and supposedly they will not continue the deal due to arsene's rediculous demands. apparently wenger is asking for bojan+ iniesta and 20mil or messi for fabregas and arshavin and clichy lol. that's one way to barge barca of from signing your players. but seriously tough wenger won't keep a player that does not want to play for him and he won't let him go for cheap he will put him on the market in the summer and let all the teams go on a bidding war and make about 70mil from him unless barca accept his insane demands lol.


18 May 2010 22:40:57
I'm trying look realistic arsenal seem be most commented on so I give my opinion on what happen
Buffon swap deal with Sagna
van der wiel 12 million
Sakho 10 million
Yaya Toure 30 million for Fabregas
Gourcuff 16 million
Chazmack free
Dzecko 20 million
I think this will be year he rebuilds
X11 next year
VDW sakho vermaelen clichy
Nasri Gourcuff Yaya Arshavin
Rvp DzeckO


18 May 2010 22:27:46
To the person that said:
18 May 2010 16:16:49
I am not claiming to have a source but all things point to Mark Hughes becoming Celtic manager.

1.Steven Reid a player Hughes has worked with and knows what he is capable of.

2.Hughes was at first favourite to get West Ham job but not on their shortlist does their chairman know something we don't.

Think of this:
1. Mark McGhee has worked with Steven Reid and knows what he is capable of.

2. Mark McGhee is Celtic minded and is desperate for the job!

Lennon will be the next manager

hail hail


18 May 2010 22:27:58
Inter Milan have contacted Rafael Benitez over the prospect of being installed as Jose Mourinho's successor.

The Serie A champions have approached the Liverpool manager, with Mourinho expected to depart for Real Madrid following Inter's Champions League final, coincidentally at the Bernabeu Stadium, on Saturday night.


18 May 2010 22:10:45
Arsenal WILL NOT sign buffon. Accorfing to his agent, he has no intention of leaving italy.

Fabregas MAY go. Everyones believing this story how hes going to barce next season, but you lot need to remember that this fabregas–barce story has been hot for a while now. If he doesn't go, don't be suprised, its the media. Untill he says so himself, assume he'll still be here. Although theres still a chance he might go.
If he does go don't expect ibra to come part of the deal, he only came to barce last season and will stay. Yaya would probably be part of it with cash min 20mil.

Arshavin WILL NOT go, he said so himself that the arsenal fans will see the best of him next season.
Only thing Wenger will be looking for is a experienced GK, CB, And CF.

New Signing –
– CF– Chamakh – his contract with Bordeaux expires June, so everything should be finalised by then and he should sign.
– GK – Wenger hasnt said anything about his goalkeeping options and is keeping a tight lip. Either he keeps what he has ( big mistake ) or already has an ideal individual but doesn't want it to be a public thing at the moment as he doesn't want a bidding war.
– CB – If Gallas leaves, Wenger said he'll sign a defender. Right now, it's not in the clear if he does, but regardless it'll definitely be a player with experience, as that's what lacked arsenal this season.

People need to stop writing rubbish on this site, becuase when the next season comes, you know half of the poeple you mentioned arent coming. Giving people fale hope for no reason.


18 May 2010 22:12:01
These are only my thoughts on Arsenal from what I've seen online, on tv and in newspapers, I don't have reliable sources like so many on here.

Fabregas will talk with Wenger, who will try to persuade him to stay, bit like he did with henry one more season and if we don't win anything then you can go, however if offer is good enough will be forced to let him go. Fabregas did WIN and FA cup in 2005 so he has won silverware with arsenal.

He will attempt to sign a keeper I've heard Hart and Buffon alot Buffon more and more following Juventus failing to meet his requirments and general unhappyness, but Hugo Lloris also looks like a likely candidate as Wenger has more power in France.

Defender wise, I think Sakho, young but very talented just like Wenger likes them, Jagielka has been mentioned alot recently or Hangeland been linked with arsenal for a while.

Midfield– Yaya toure is being mentioned alot however, I doubt that Barca will sell him to arsenal unless they get Fabregas. Hazzard could be a possibility.


And Arshavin in Jan or next year if he doesn't stop comming out with statments that annoy Wenger.

Gooner for life and hoping Henry's move to MLS could see a Beckham like loan to Arsenal in the off season and Fab at arsenal next season


18 May 2010 22:13:32
Liverpool fc

rumor ins:
LB kolarov, taiwo, vargas
CM milner, ireland, banega
R/LM turan, mata, joe cole
ST pavlyuchenko, niang, carlton cole

rumor outs:
el zhar

definitely out is riera

.wise man.


18 May 2010 22:13:54
Rafa Benitez is keen on Manchester City's Steven Ireland and Chelsea's Joe Cole, reports had surfaced that Liverpool could not meet Cole's wage demands, however with Tottenham also baulking at Cole's demands and his current club Chelsea not prepared to pay Cole what he wants the player now has to lower his financial demands.

The only problem for Liverpool is that Cole wants Champions League football something that Liverpool can no longer offer, that however is seen as a mild stumbling block and while Spurs remain favourites to end up with Cole, he could still end up at Anfield now that Benitez's future is sorted and the almost certainty that Torres and Gerrard will remain Liverpool players.

Stephen Ireland wants out of Manchester City desperately, he is unhappy there and Liverpool have been linked with the player on a regular basis, City are prepared to listen to offers for Ireland who has accepted that he will not figure in Roberto Mancini's plans next season and again Benitez will face stiff competition from Harry Redknapp's Tottenham.

The advantage this time for Liverpool though is that Ireland wants to remain in the North of England and that has put Liverpool in the driving seat but and it is a big but, Man Utd are also said to be interested in the Man City midfielder and a move from Sir Alex Ferguson is seen as a bigger obstacle than a bid from Tottenham.

It at least appears that things are starting to settle down at Anfield, he club is now looking forward with a more positive outlook and the doom merchants that were writing off both Rafa Benitez and Liverpool may find that they have jumped the gun somewhat.


18 May 2010 22:16:36
Buffon isn't joining Arsenal. His agent said today that he is likely to stay in Italy.


18 May 2010 22:00:17
Fab regas to Barcelona with Toure the other way.
United to sign Suarez with Berbatov leaving for Milan/Bayern.


18 May 2010 22:01:16

Doncaster Rovers skipper Brian Stock will NOT be leaving this summer. He loves it at the rovers and gets into the Wales squad even when just coming back from injury.

John Ryan is doing his best to secure the services of Billy Sharp after his amazing season at the Keepmoat. It is believed the fee is 750K ( rising to 1M depending on goals etc.)

Tom Kennedy is expected to sign from Rochdale in the coming week.

Sean has made enquries to Birmingham and Arsenal about the possibility of getting Mutch and JET back on loan for the season however these are exspected to be announced during pre–season.

And finally Sean have flown over to Eastern Europe to look at potential players this week.


18 May 2010 22:02:08
Barca team next season –



___messi____torres____d villa


18 May 2010 22:03:44
Gerrard has come out today saying how gooder player Joe Cole is.
Rafa has come out saying they want a couple of English players

See where this is going??

Liverbird 89


18 May 2010 22:04:13
PNE squad next season :

Goalkeepers: Lonergan, Henderson

Defenders: Jones, Naughton (Spurs – LOAN), St.Ledger, Mawene, Morgan ( Peterboro), Davis (Crystal Palace), Davidson

Midfielders: Parry, Treacy, Wallace, Phillips (Wycombe – 400k), James (Man United – LOAN), Coutts, Nicholson, Zheng (Celtic – FREE), Mayor, Barton

Strikers: Parkin, Hayes (Scthorpe – DONE DEAL), Brown, Welbeck (Man United – LOAN)


18 May 2010 21:58:01
Right to those who seem to have an idea that the new owners are going to be from Qatar, whilst I agree in principle that they may be leading the chase for us on here can I just add that I'm hearing sheik mohammed is still keen to make us his number 1 aquisition but as of yet he has not improved on his offer of around £470 million


18 May 2010 21:59:52
18 May 2010 21:40:01
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR are very very close in closing three deals, they will be concluded with in the next seven days?

connor wickham ipswich BOLLUCKS
joe cole chelsea BOLLUCKS
micah richards BOLLUCKS
arda turan – cash plus gio dos santos BOLLUCKS

spurs will sign:
Diego Forlan 18 Million
Josue 6 Million
Keirison Loan
Jonathon Zebina


18 May 2010 21:49:35
Ribery won't leave bayern.. he said b4 that he wud leave the club unless they got to the champions league final.. eh?

united hope to sign silva before the world cup begins and another goalkeeper possibly.. akinfeev would be a preferable option as he wud be cheapest but lloris and buffon are other options.. modric will only be considered after silva


18 May 2010 21:50:07
Any Man united rumours


18 May 2010 21:52:22
I believe next season is the season that makes or breaks Arsenals history. It could all go totally right or totally wrong.
If Fabregas leaves and we bring in two midfielders preferrably Gourcuff and Yaya I think we should come second and if not we may come 4th.
Also if Arsene dos not bring in a decent goalkeeper like Buffon then we will struggle

In Arsene we Trust!!


18 May 2010 21:41:23
Southampton news.
andrew surman looks set to sign a two year deal


18 May 2010 21:46:46
Celtic front line next season

keane and bellamy almost a done deal but won't break till after new manager announced who will not be lennon FACT


18 May 2010 21:29:50
Anyone any Coventry City Rumours? Please!


18 May 2010 21:40:01
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR are very very close in closing three deals, they will be concluded with in the next seven days?

connor wickham ipswich
joe cole chelsea
micah richards
arda turan – cash plus gio dos santos

4 more to come soon


18 May 2010 21:07:44
Sir David Murray will not allow Andrew Ellis to use Ibrox and the land around it for anything other than football.

This is holding up talks, and also Murray wants to sound out other potential investors. These include Mark Murphy (CEO of the Green Bay Packers) and Dato' Shamsul Azhar Abbas who is the President of Petronas and a good friend of Cardiff's investor Dato' Tan Chien Ghee.


18 May 2010 21:08:10
Just Some Transfers That I've Heard Are Close To Goin Through:

Steve Mandanda– Man Utd/ Man City/ AC Milan
Dele Adeleye– Everton/ West Ham/ Blackburn
Gu Ja–Cheol– Blackburn
Sotiris Ninis– Man Utd/ Real Madrid/ AC Milan
Nevan Subotic– Man Utd
Zoran Tosic– Cologne
Kwadwo Asamoah– Arsenal/ Napoli
Andre Ayew– Everton
Gregory Van Der Wiel– Arsenal
Simon Kjaer– Juventus
Christian Eriksen– Arsenal
Salvatore Sirigu– Juventus
Gianliugi Buffon– Arsenal
Edgar Benitez– Fulham
Michael McGlinchey– Celtic
Marek Hamsik– Man City
Bruno Alves– Lyon
Patrick Helmes– Hoffenheim


18 May 2010 21:10:23
Any PNE rumours?


18 May 2010 21:16:01
I am a different LFC fan to the one who upset some Spurs fans by saying they won't qualify for CL guess what you won't ha ha. One season of over achieving and they think they are gonna win everything and sign everyone and then laugh at real clubs like LFC, worst than Chelsea and Citeh fans going round buying a history.
Anyway, I said about the news breaking in April about LFC back in December, but with all the excitement did not mention the bad news. My source said then Masch wants out and he has now gone public. At the time the source said Gerrard and Torres where 100% behind the reds but at least one of them seems to be getting itchy feet now. If we end up having to sell the three it would be a bugger but we are LFC and have lost greater players it is the sign of a great club. But my red friends why, when we are obviously on the verge of being bought out would any player want to leave? I think the press are being mischievous here. Masch may go, Gerrard may fancy a change but all three going does not make any sense even to dillusional Spurs, Citeh and Buyski sorry Chelski fans. Watch a younger reds team excel next season and beware imitators.


18 May 2010 21:19:25
Liverpool to be sold by early July at the latest, Broughton is now working an extra day a week (4 days) and Purslow is putting in extra hours, Gillett & Hicks are not involved with anything, it is Purslow and Broughton. The reports of 800 million are a load of bull, the real sum is 420 million, but the owners must keep the debt on the down, and build a new stadium.
Now on the field:
Rafa Benitez will go. Everyone has said he will stay but.. Both the Internazionale and AC Milan jobs are available and Rafa is interested in the Inter one, (that is what he was holding out for, so Juventus would leave him alone).
He will be replaced by Jose or Martin O'neill (who is set for more showdown talks with Randy Lerner)
Before you all come back snapping at me, how much would Jose's reputation go up if he got Liverpool back on winning ways ?
Next Seasons Starting 11
Mesut Ozil/ Mata/Milner

Kasper Schmeichal
Dirk Kuyt
Young English

This will give us the 7 British born/ home grown players.

Expect the following youngsters
Rene Krhin 4 Million
Conor Wickam 3 Million (loaned back to stswitch )
John Fleck 2.3 Million
Danny Wilson 3 Million

Liverpool are trying to build the youth team like Barcas as currently it is pretty pants at Liverpool

Liverbird 89


18 May 2010 21:23:46
Hi Bhoys & Ghirls any update on the new Celtic Manager?



18 May 2010 21:26:13
Just heard some shocking news. The dirty traitor Micheal Owen is at it again! He's believed to be heading to Everton this summer as The Jak is on his way to replace Carlton Cole at West Ham!

M. Owen Man Utd to Everton
Yakubu Everton to West Ham
C.Cole West Ham to Aston Villa



18 May 2010 21:26:45
Darren Ferguson and David Unsworth met up with Zheng Zhi today in St.Annes for the second day!
Zheng Zhi travelled down from Celtic and is spending 2 days staying in the Grand Hotel in St.Annes. On Monday he was shown around the ground and stadium and today they were out for lunch with his agent discussing the terms off his contract! The deal shold be finalised by the end of the week>


18 May 2010 21:27:41
Masch deal is almost done 25 million is amount wit 20 up front and another 5 on bonuses and appearences. Liverpool have tied up a deal for Banega to replace him and he will come in for around 8.5million. The deal is done and will be announced the day after the Masch deal. Also with regards to the people going on about Torres leaving..even if he does he won't go to an English team and his replacement will def be somone better than Carlton disrespect to him. If he does leave which is not likely he will be replaced by somone like Higuain or Aguero, Villa with an outside chance. Liverpool closing in on Jarvis from Wolves as part of their young english players initaitive.


18 May 2010 21:27:44

Just heard from my mate neil sullivan that rovers are interested in the following players

Billy Sharp (obvious ) – Sheff Utd
Leon Best – Newcastle
Anderson – Free (formerly barnsley)
Sam Vokes – Wolves
Tom Cleverly – Man Utd
Nile Ranger – Newcastle
Adam Lallana – Southampton
Liam Fontaine – Bristol City
Matt Mills – return from reading

I would personally be happy with any of these signings what about yous


18 May 2010 20:59:11
Also a big, big signing being lined up but a lockdown in operation with only Ferguson, Gill and Glazers in the know. {Editor's note – I thought Benzema didn't make it into France's team?}

He didn't but is apparently going to support Les Bleus. The big name lock down is Ribery and the gamble is that Hernandez will provide striking support to Rooney


18 May 2010 21:01:09
Pompey Team next season


Pompey will get 20m from player sales, notable ones being KPB(4m), Wilson(4m), Belhadj(3–4m), Utaka(2m), Ben Haim(2m), etc






18 May 2010 21:06:10
Fred lfc fan
ive just heard that liverpool are definately going to sign arda turan for a fee of around 8m with riera and kriztian nemeth( going the other wayne hennesy is going to sign in july for 4m with young defender san jose going the other way.
also reserve players jay spearing, stephen darby, david amoo, chris mavinga and keeper bouzanis allgoing on loan.spearing to leicester, darby swindon, amoo brentford, mavinga charlton(lfc and charlton have an agreement with young players since the signing of shelvey)and bouzaniz accrinton stanley.rodelfo barrel(under 18 maneger) will be bringing in some new players and is givin a 5m kitty.but dalglish already has his eyes on a few local lads for the 15's and 16's.ynwa


18 May 2010 20:54:38
BTW, I forgot to add that the Qatari's will get the club within the next 2/3 weeks before the world cup.

Also Hicks N Gillet have not been in charge of the club for months. Purslow has been running it. Hicks n Gillet have been forced into this sale. Ignore all the rubbish of 800m.they will sell for 450m. Broughton only works one day a week. He is just crossing the t's, dotting the i's. Why would such a big hitter put his rep on the line getting involved with the two American dimwits? Answer, he hasnt. The bank have put him there to split the veto and ensure the deal goes through quickly. Weeks ago, fat Tom's plane was at Luton and all three of his sports clubs badges have been removed from his plane. All three teams are up fror sale. So a message to all LFC fans. Changes are coming for the best.


18 May 2010 20:47:42
Arsenal team next year:
Sagna Mertesacker Vermaelen Clichy
Song Yaya Toure
Nasri Gourcuff Arshavin
Van Persie

Subs: Flappy–ainski, Djourou, Sakho/Richards/Jagielka/Kjaer (hopefully Kjaer), Diaby, Bendtner, Chamakh, Walcott, Rosicky and Eduardo (both have a year to prove themselves replacements being Hazard and a top class striker eg Dzeko, Higuin, Suarez) Also ibrahimovic may come
as part of the Cesc deal (but its unlikely)


18 May 2010 20:45:41
Just heard that Jay Demerit will be released this summer and will move to a premier league club

wolves/newcastle/west brom/bolton .

he could move to one of these clubs after the world cup


18 May 2010 20:20:11

Andrew Surman– on season long loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers
Andy Bond– free transfer from Barrow AFC
Joe Jones– not sure how much or who from
James Vaughan– £1 million pounds from Everton
Martyn Waghorn– on season long loan from Sunderland
Jay Spearing– on season long loan from Liverpool
Adam Lallana– £1 million pounds from Southampton
Alex Bruce– £500,000 pounds from Ipswich Town
Jay McEvily– on a free transfer from Derby County
James Harper– on a free transfer from Sheffield United


Wayne Brown– £500,000 pounds to Notts County
DJ Campbell– £2.5 million pounds to Blackpool
Matthew Oakley– £800,000 pounds to Southampton
Robbie Nielson– £500,000 pounds to Rangers

Dec LCFC Bentley

one team one dream



18 May 2010 20:26:05
Graham Hunter on Revista said a potential problem in Real's pursuit of Mourinho is that are consortium are trying to buy us and replace Rafa with him.

Also Terry Gibson says there is a consortium close to buying LFC.

James007..The Qatari's you seem so sure about are the ones. Worth 62bn. However, they do not want Rafa. Which is a good thing. Also Jose was quoted as saying the press couldnt be further from the truth about him been close to going to REAL MADRID. Jose also said that there was a club who needs new owners, clear the debt and make transfer funds available and who would not be in Champ league nxt season that he would be interested in joining.that was also said to Graham Hunter.


18 May 2010 20:11:21
Someone told me that torres said he was stayin at liverpool on sky sports news this morning, anyone know if it was true


18 May 2010 20:12:55
Fabregas is away for around 30 million+ yaya
this will be the line up next season

––––––––––––––––––Yaya–––– Song–––––––––––––––––––

Subs= Fabianski , djorou , sakho , ramsey(when fit) , bendtner , chamack , walcott , eboue , diaby


18 May 2010 20:13:30
Stock – Doncaster
Lines – Bristol Rovers
Surman – Wolves
Ward – Coventry
Francis – Southend
Calderon – Brighton
Spurr – Sheff Wed
Jackson – Gillingham
O'Donovan – Sunderland
Waigo – Fiorentina
Antonio – Reading


18 May 2010 20:13:39
Ian hollaway has said that he isn't talking to west ham and is devoted to blackpool, on sky sports. Fact
grant is the most likely to take over from zola.


18 May 2010 20:19:26

Owen not going just changing squad/shirt number. The No7 Shirt has been promised to James Milner. His club Audi car has been ordered for 1st August as has Luka Modric's who is part of a swop deal with Carrick going to spurs and also loan of Wellbeck.

Benzema wanted but not sure if he fancies England as a home. Evra given task of persuasion during world cup. If that fails United will stick with Rooney and use Hernandez/Macheda as his partner up front. Berbatov being given till January transfer window to prove himself.

Also a big, big signing being lined up but a lockdown in operation with only Ferguson, Gill and Glazers in the know. {Editor's note – I thought Benzema didn't make it into France's team?}


18 May 2010 19:55:23
Nicky Butt is mulling over an offer to become player/coach at Norwich City F.C.

Fraser Forster will not be joining Leeds United – no truth at all in this – he will as expected be coming back to NCFC on a season long loan deal.


18 May 2010 19:56:13
Ian Holloway has suspended overseeing training at Bloomfield whilst he talks to West Ham United. If Blackpool fail to reach the Prem he will sign in the summer.


18 May 2010 19:56:20
Has anyone like james007 got any genuine takeover talk for Liverpool, I've heard a bit but need to know if what I'm hearing is similar or bs


18 May 2010 19:47:56
Dean Windass has signed for Darlo as player coach!!


18 May 2010 19:42:48
Yesterday I passed on information about Spurs signing Arda Turan. The latest updates from a "ITK" regarding quotes from a Turkish insider are:

Liverpool have first refusal, and is Arda's first choice, but don't have the funds.
Arsenal also an option.
Fee agreed with Spurs, 9m euros plus Dos Santos.
Dos Santos not 100% keen on the idea.
Redknapp flying to USA on the 19th to finalise, although nothing is signed.

To add to that, he has had a falling out with a portion of the Gala fans and has hinted at a move. Also, Sergen Yalçin, a retired player and a football pundit has said he is moving to Spurs (on a TV show). Plus all the Turkish media going on about it, leads me to think there may be more to this one than rumours.


18 May 2010 19:30:31
Spurs to sign sidney Govou .i know this because west ham are interested in the player also and spurs always go after west hams targets apparently they met him at the airport and said as long as he passed the west ham medical he was ok to sign..


18 May 2010 19:19:15
Surman to make a move back to st marys as he only left because of financial reasons


18 May 2010 18:54:37
Danielle De Rossi(spl.) to Liverpool is an absolute no no. He's rated far more than the 20 million being quoted here . Man city just got a bid rejected for him for around 45 million euros !! Also Madrid are reportedly interested in him and are planning a 60 million euro bid. Sounds ridiculous for a player i've never even heard about. But who knows , maybe he is an amazing player. He's also reportedly not ready to leave his boyhood club AS ROMA . So the odds of him joining LFC are very slim . Although i'd love for that to happen



18 May 2010 18:58:25
West Ham Fans.. Stop copying and pasting each other with the Dorans comments. It is not going to happen and if it does to some one else it will be for ridiculous double figure money $10–$15 mill, so give it a rest..


18 May 2010 19:08:39
My friend works in the canteen at St.Andrews And she has heard that Charles N'Zogbia and Titus Bramble are in talks with Birmingham over a £11m joint move.


18 May 2010 18:46:44
I am a livepool supporter and I am also asking please stop saying that J cole is coming to LFC or United or City, he wants to stay in London , so maybe the spurs stuff has some substance but my guess is chelsea will convince him to stay put .


18 May 2010 18:41:31
Manchester united have just made a 18 million pound bid for liverpool goal keeper jose pepe reina. breaking news!!


18 May 2010 18:41:36
Easter road news,

Garry O'connor will join if contract deals don't work out at birmingham,

keogh set to join

novo and broadfoot might join (mabey)

stokes is staying

riordan is staying

and so is bamba

but colin nish could still go

c'mon hibees

thomas maben:)


18 May 2010 18:33:33
To the lad that said spurs won't get tru the qualifieing stages of the champions league wait you see we will, were seeded so there fore the worse draw we can get is sampdoria if not sum crap swiss team or sumtin, ANY TRANSFER RUMOURS 4 SPURS?


18 May 2010 18:13:37
Liverpool look like they might have basically a whole new team from the start of 2009/2010 to the start of 2010/2011 with Dossena/Voronin/Aurelio/Riera/Cavalieri/Martin/Threlfall definatley gone and Babel/Degen/Benayoun/Lucas/ Mascherano/Krygiakos/Skrtel/Itandje/San Jose/Nemeth/Plessis and El Zhar all looking likely to leave lets have a look at some of the potential replacements for key players GK–Cavalieri, Martin and Itandje out Hennessey in LB–Aurelio and Dossena out Kolarov in CB–Skrtel or Krygiakos out Cahill in RB–Degen out no one in{Kelly–Darby–Carragher cover} CDM–Mascherano out De Rossi in CM–Lucas out Banega in CAM–Benayoun out–Van Der Vaart in LW–Riera out N'Zogbia in either wing–Babel out Navas in CF–Voronin out Jovanovic in and Striker no one out and finally replace Keane with C.Cole, all in all it might not be that bad I would hate to see the likes of Mascherano, Benayoun and Skrtel leave because I rate them very highly but with the money we could get for Masch{maybe up to £40million} and if they don't want to play for the club which his recent comments suggest then fair enough, it will be easier to replace Mascherano than it would Gerrard or Torres who clearly want to play for the club and have both stated on numerous occasions there love and passion for the club .If all these changes happen I would expect the squad to look like this–GK–Reina–Hennessey–Bouzanis–Hansen–DF–Johnson–Darby–Kelly–Carragher–Skrtel–Robinson–Wilson–Ayala–Cahill–Agger–Insua–Kolarov–MF–Navas–Rodriguez–Aquilani–Banega–Gerrard–De Rossi–Banega–Spearing–Shelvey–Van der Vaart–N'Zogbia–ST–Torres–Kuyt–C.Cole–Jovanovic–Pacheco–N'gog–Dalle Valle that doesn't look to bad compared with last year–GK–Reina–Cavalieri–Itandje–Martin–DF–Johnson–Darby–Kelly–Carrgher–Ayala–San Jose–Skrtel–Agger–Krygiakos–Aurelio–Dossena–Insua–MF–El Zhar–Benayoun–Gerrard–Aquilani–Mascherano–Lucas–Spearing–Riera–Babel–ST–Torres–Kuyt–Voronin–N'gog–Pacheco, so as i said i would prefer a few of these players in and Macherano and Benayoun to stay but if this does happen maybe it will be good for the club anyway something has to change and if a player doesn't want to play for the club let them go.If there heart isn't in it they shouldnt be playing for Liverpool.


18 May 2010 18:14:38
Southampton news:

Inigo Calderon (Brighton) – Free
Simon Francis (Southend) – £250K
Patrick Kisnorbo (Leeds United) – £600K
Robert Koren (Unattached) – Free
Neil Danns (Crystal Palace) – £1M
Michail Antonio (Reading) – Loan
Simeon Jackson (Gillingham) – £750K


18 May 2010 18:15:50
18 May 2010 13:32:34
Barnsley fc rumours

dicko (stoke city 400k)
alf (rotherham 425k)
shotton (stike city season loan)
and the big one sheff massive wed to go into admin b4 monday

from truered

– Get a grip you silly person. "sheff massive wed", or Sheffield Wednesday to most, will not go into administration. Strafford went cos' we'd all had enough of him. Stop thinkin' Barnsley are an amazing club cos', simply, you're not.

We are wednesday – Forward, Together.

On a rumour note – Wednesday are holding extended talks with Chaplow and Sedgwick.


18 May 2010 17:56:20
Arsenal to consider a bid to sign RONALDINHO.


18 May 2010 17:35:30
Carlisle to sign barrow midfielder andy bond on a free


18 May 2010 17:35:31
Just heard that Césc Fábregas will join Barcelona, Arsen Wenger will not have a player on his team that doesn't want to play for them BUT Cesc does want to win any amount of silverware at the club, not a rubbishy emirates cup, proper silver ware, i believe it is understood his agent has contacted Barcelona saying this, and Barcelona are going to offer a pre–contract the same as Real did with Ronaldo, the deal will be in a region of £40 to 60 million depending of whether Yaya Toure or Ibrahimovic will be used in a swap deal. People need reminding Cesc is only still a young player, and will become one of the world best with a good future ahead of him, so Arsenal will not accept a fee of £30 million pounds, it will be higher, depending on a player swap.

but another source suggests the same story but slightly different, she said Arsenal will accept a bid of Ibrahimovic or ya ya and £40 million or £15 million before the world cup, but Fabregas would be loaned back for the season with him having another chance of silverware in an Arsenal shirt

not sure which one will happen, but one will,

Next season team
Joe Hart. or Buffon.
Sagna. Vermaelen. Cahill/Jagielka Clichy.
Ya Ya. Song.
Walcott. Gorcuff/Fabregas. Arshavin/Hazard.
Vap persie.

Sorry about the spellings in a rush, Laters

Red and White Elf


18 May 2010 17:36:18
Arsenal news:
2 90% certains to happen, 1 in, 1 out
In: Chamakh (Bordeaux) – Free, 5 year deal, £50k a week
Out: Fabregas – Barcelona – £45m
Regarding Chamakh, he was in London last night finalising the deal, expect confirmation any time between now and the start of the World Cup, most likely on June 1st.
Fabregas has reportedly told Wenger he wants to go back to Barcelona and sit on the bench so I guess it will certainly happen. Expect Barca to come in with an initial offer of £30m + Yaya Toure, but Wenger will reject this and ask for straight cash, as another DM isn't what we want to replace him. The fee will be around £45–50m. Barca are also close to the signing of David Villa, £40m.
Potential ins:
–Yoann Gourcuff/Hamsik – £15–20m – Replacement for Cesc
–Eden Hazard – £12m – Not sure if Wenger will look to sign any younger players but has been a long term target
–Gary Cahill – £12m – Coyle stated he wouldn't stand in his way of leaving, Wilshere loan could swing the deal
–Brede Hangeland – £10m – Denied by Wenger but still possible
–Philippe Mexes – £14m – Good experience in Europe and international level
–Pape Diakhate – £10m – Said to be in talks over joining already
(2 of the centre back options will be signed)
–Hugo Lloris – £12m – France's no.1, good long term no.1 option
–Gianluigi Buffon – £18m – Class act but probarbly more than Wenger would spend considering his age
–Manuel Neuer – £10m – Contender for Germany's no.1 shirt, also young and quality
–Joe Hart – £8m – Cheapest and probarbly best option but not sure if City would sell yet
Team for next season:
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Van Persie will be handed permenant captaincy.

In Arsene We Trust


18 May 2010 17:38:27
Rafael Benitez is set to go back to Italy and back to Roma one year after he bought Alberto Aquilani as Xabi Alonso's replacement he has targeted Daniele De Rossi{valued at around £20million} as a potential replacement for Javier Mascherano if the player does decide to leave and a bid of at least £35million comes in, which unfortunatley is looking fairly likely after the Barcelona president earmarked the Argentine bulldog as one of his top targets this summer , Barca are looking to wrap up deals for Valencia's David Villa and Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas in the next two weeks before turning there attention to Mascherano who apparently said he wanted to move to Barca last summer.


18 May 2010 17:39:13
–––Manchester United–––

A Liverpool fan rightly noted– Utd always spend. Big. Not Chelsea/ Madrid/ City big. Up to 30–35m is money allocated each season for a marquee signing and 25–30m/season for transfers. Add player assets this season (Carrick, Tosic, Foster) Anderson and Berbatov if offer is right. Two groups; French and Spanish speaking form the rumours.

GK: S. Mandana(8–10m) or S. Frey
Def. Mid: L. Diarra(15–18m)
CM: S.Defour (10–15m)
S: K.Benzema(20–25m)

Spanish speaking:
GK: D. De Gea(10–12m) a gem of a keeper–said favourable things about United, but wants to wait. Buy and loaned back?
CM: D. Silva (20–25m). 2 previous bids rejected. Now quoted as "honoured" for club like United to want him and wouldn't resist. Up to Valencia.
S: L. Suarez (20–25m) been scouted intensively.
De Gea, L. Diarra, Silva and Suarez will consolidate promotions from the Reserves (i.e. Cleverly).

Carrick, Ando(hope not), Tosic, Foster with reserve players (D. Gray, Chester, Brandy, maybe Possebon) sold.

Young players:
Haris Vucinic
Ramon Azeez
(Real M. favourites)
D. Vilalva
(next Big star out of River Plate)

Signings dependent on City/ Chelsea/ Spurs/ Real going for same players–inflating prices. More likely war of spending for 'names' Dzeko, Ribery, Gourcouff, Di Maria, Aguero, Gerard and Torres.



18 May 2010 17:29:12
Leicester City are set to sign Andrew Surman on a season long loan deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Source: Wolves scout


18 May 2010 17:21:11
Despite being probably the best team in the world at the minute Pep Gardiola is looking to go on a major spending spree a bit like Real Madrid last season he wants sign Nemanja Vidic, Javier Mascherano, Cesc Fabregas, David Villa and Ashley Cole , this hopefully does not happen because the premier league will be weaker one of the best players from each of the recently disbanded big four going to Spain, the Champions league would nearly be over before it begun look at what their starting XI would be if they get there men 4–3–3 Valdes–Alves–Puyol–Vidic–Cole–Xavi–Mascherano–Fabregas–Messi–Villa–Iniesta its like a feckin world dream team , Pep is looking to offload Toure, Ibrahimovic, Henry, Marquez and Abidal along with a number of others.Barcelona and Real Madrid are getting a bit ridiculous with the money they spend.


18 May 2010 17:09:56
Leeds United are in talks with Lewis Guy after he was released by Doncaster Rovers


18 May 2010 17:12:22
True Transfers


Benayoun – LFC
Aguero – Athletico Madrid
Vargas – Fiorentina
Kaka – Real Madrid

Ashley Cole – R.Madrid
Joe Cole – Spurs
Deco – Free

Man U

Di Maria – Benfica
Silva – Valencia
Modric – Spurs
Benzema – R.Madrid



Ashley Young – Villa
Joe Cole – Chelsea
Scott Loach – Watford
Diego Capel – Sevilla
Sandro – Internacional
Cardozo – Benfica

Modric – Man U


Javi Martinez – A.Bilbao
Jovanovich – Standard
Ireland – Man City
VDV – R.Madrid
Carlton Cole – West Ham
Jones – Sunderland

Gerrard – R.Madrid
Torres – Barca
Benayoun – Chelsea


Buffon – Juventus
Yaya Toure – Barca
Gourcuff – Bordeaux
Chamakh – Bordeaux
Cahill – Bolton
Hazard – Lille
Richards – Man City

Fabregas – Barca
Sagna – Juventus

Gooner N1


18 May 2010 17:16:24
LFC & Neverton are apparently battling it out for yet another Ajax player Jan Vertonghen – midfielder–cum–defender.

As for the person who posted about "ifs and buts" and "their friend in sports journalism" (I'm guessing you mean a journalist, but who knows). Remember that 75% of what appears in print and transfer stories/rumours in the UK national press doesn't come true. That isn't to say that some of it doesn't have some basis in fact, but most of it is wrong, and most people in "sports journalism" know that. Remember that what appears in print is more often than not stuff that there has been some sort of verification of, or its felt to come from a good source, or whatever. Just imagine what isn't published!


18 May 2010 17:16:32
Spurs fans please remember the 2005 /06 season when everton qualified for the champs league and it was now the big 5, no disrespect to them but look at them now, why do you think spurs will do better? They don't have a champions league squad and you will struggle to make the group stage .

Looks like it could be another long summer of rumours around Liverpool but the only one I can see happening is mascherano to real Madrid for 35 million or 14+ higuain , or 22+ diarra .

INS will be
jovanovic free
van der vaart 8.5 mil
one of the real Madrid players from above if not a good striker
from the 35 mil
banega if diarra doesn't come 8 million
pantellic free
schmeichal free

outs :
riera7 mil
babel 10 mil
possibly benayoun as he is unsettled about Arab owners 14 mil

Fabregas , villa and arshavin in for barca to replace toure(arsenal or inter), henry (arsenal , juve, MLS) Ibra ( man city)

David trezegeut to AC Milan


18 May 2010 16:52:36
West Ham United 2010/2011
Avram Grant next manager
Ins: Hennessey – 3 million ~ James – Free ~ Joe Lewis – Free ~ Vanden Borre – 2 million ~ Hutton – 3 million ~ Taylor – 5 million ~ Onuoha (Part Exchange) ~ Ledley – Free ~ Dorrans – 5 million +dyer ~ Govou – Free ~ O'Hara – 3 million ~ Boateng – 2.5 million ~ Petrov – Free ~ Keane – 3 million ~ Vela – Loan ~ Toni – 7 million ~ Santa Cruz – (Part exchange) ~ Eduardo – 5 million
Spent = 38.5 million

Outs: Green – 9 million ~ Kurucz – loan ~ Gabbidon – Free ~ Upson (swap deal for Santa Cruz + Onuoha) ~ Spence – loan ~ Daprela – loan ~ Faubert – 4 million ~ Josh Payne – loan ~ Kovac – 1 million ~ Edgar – loan ~ Boa Morte – released ~ Cole – 10 million ~ Mido – End of loan ~ Sears – loan.
Income = 24 million


18 May 2010 16:54:17
Cesc Fabregas SAGA

Basicly he has said he has told Arsene Wenger he wants to leave, not 100% true some spanish journelist said he did and now sky sports have spoke about evryone thinks he will leave.
He will stay for one more year then he wil leave

Barca Team(If they had fabregas)
Puyol, Pique, Milito
Dani Alves, Fabregas, Macherano, Iniesta
Messi, Torres, David Villa
where would xavi, and busquets play? show me a barca team where Iniesta, Messi, Xavi, Busquets, Mascherano, Fabregas, Torres and David Villa would Play

Without Fabregas
Dani Alves, Puyol, Pique, Clichy
Iniesta, Mascherano, Xavi
Messi, Torres, David Villa

Arsenal Team
Sagna, Jagielka, Vermaelen, Gibbs
Fabregas, Song, Yaya Toure
Walcott, van Persie, Arshavin
Subs: Almunia, Djourou, Wright–Phillips, Ramsey, Nasri, Bendtner, Chamakh




18 May 2010 16:55:37
Barca 2010–11

david villa(£20million)
cesc fabergas(£30million+yaya toure+rafael marquez
michel bastos(£10million)
thiago silva(£8million)
diego tardelli(£3million)

yaya toure(p/x)–arsenal
rafael marquez(p/x)–arsenal
thierry henry(free)–red bull new york
maxwell(£5million)–lyon part of bastos deal
zlatan ibrahimovic(£40million)


18 May 2010 16:47:17
Of course smith wants to come back to Leeds, he's a fan FFS! Won't happen though, Newcastle won't sell for less than £5mill.

Montgomery to sign, so too Kasper Schmiechel. Priskin or Helguson I have also heard depending if Beckford leaves, Tamas if he leaves Heidar if he stays.

s. Harvey


18 May 2010 16:42:31
My source at Falkirk tells me that Scott Arfield will sign for Huddersfield before the end of the week, fee is 400k with add–ons dependent on appearances.

Source also says that Steven Pressley is in no hurry to add to his squad but will look to get a couple of loan deals from Celtic tied up shortly. Other than that he is looking to speak to a former Dundee midfielder who was freed at the end of the season.


18 May 2010 16:25:53
Despite a brilliant season, Barcelona are looking to sign:

David Villa (35mil)
Cesc Fabregas + Gael Clichy (30mil + Toure + Marquez)
Cesar Azplilicueta (10mil)
Javi Martinez (15mil)
Javier Mascherano (35mil)
Benzema + 20mil (Ibrahimovich)

Thierry Henry (free) Eric Abidal (6mil) Seydou Keita (10mil)


18 May 2010 16:26:40
Just read that Ibrahimovic will be offered to Arsenal as part of the Fabregas deal.


18 May 2010 16:28:22
Breaking Sad NEWS from Emirates

Just had word from the arsenal Press Office, it is true! as of this afternoon CESC FABREGAS has handed in a transfer request.

A sad day for all us gunners fan



18 May 2010 16:02:54
Re leeds:yep heard smith(aka judasscum) wants to come back.
not welcome.mate of mine mate bates at er and apparently schemicel the casper variety is signing.not really sure a keeper is a priorty.


18 May 2010 16:07:24
Arsenal Transfer News:

Chamakh free ( no.29 ) Tuesday 1st June

Fabregas £60m

Robert Green/ Guillermo Ochoa/Buffon £10m
Sakho/ Van Der Weil £11m
Gourcuff/Hamsik (if fabregas Leaves) £35m
Hazard (January) £10m
Jagielka/Arteta/Rodwell £20
Yaya Toure £20m
Shaun Wright–Phillips £12m
Diakhate £10m

Thats all folks!!


18 May 2010 16:14:36
Southampton to sign
james harper or robert koren
james vaughan or charlie austin
ryan dickson


18 May 2010 16:16:49
I am not claiming to have a source but all things point to Mark Hughes becoming Celtic manager.

1.Steven Reid a player Hughes has worked with and knows what he is capable of.

2.Hughes was at first favourite to get West Ham job but not on their shortlist does their chairman know something we don't.


18 May 2010 16:17:02
Kaka to Man Utd – Vidic going to Real and kaka coming the other way plus 25m

Will be revealed after World Cup!



18 May 2010 16:17:11
Iain Hume has agreed a deal with Leeds United, reported to be in the region of £500k transfer fee.

Leeds also lodged £650k bid for Arfield, the Falkirk midfielder, although Huddersfield, Preston and Middlesbrough are all interested.

Derek Geary and Nick Montgomery are done deals, Koren has turned down a contract, after Leeds offered him less than 1/4 of what he was on at WBA.

Michael Doyle will sign if Coventry are willing to drop the asking price from £2m to £125k.

Tresor Kandol on his way to Spain, to play for 2nd division team Huesca.

Andy Robinson will sign for Derby County, Ankergren is back to Denmark and Davide Somma will go out on loan to Brentford.


18 May 2010 16:18:02
Fabragas out

van der vaart in


18 May 2010 15:52:04

I can't believe the bull written on here by some arsenal fans..

some facts:

Arsenal need a GK, 2 possibly 3 CB, DM and a ST:

Silvestre, Gallas, Senderos and Merida are all leaving on Frees.

Chamakh deal is 90% certain to happen.

Arsenal are in good financial position, but are still a selling club and need to make a profit every year to pay off the stadium, therefore: Fabregas is 80% leaving (guessing between 30–40m + yaya)

GK potential targets:

Green, Hart, Buffon, Renia, Lloris, Frey, Akinfeev, Mandanda

Defensive potential targets:

Sakho, Hangeland, Zapata, Mexes, Cahill, Richards, Van der wiel (Only if Sagna is sold)

Midfield Potential targets:

Yaya Toure, Melo, Gourcuff, Hazard (if arshavin gets stroppy and wants to be sold expect a bid for him)

Striker potential targets:

Chamakh (deal all but done), Kevin Doyle (been reading Wenger is an admirer of him, I hope this isn't true).

This isn't what will happen, just realistic targets that could happen so stop writing that we're getting people like villa, silva, dzkeo, messi etc etc etccccccccc



18 May 2010 15:54:01
To the joker who wrote arsenal rumours, and trying to convince us that first of all clichy is worth £18mill, and more annoyingly, arshavin is worth £30mill, please sort your life out. with all the joe cole stuff, it is all but done, he will join spurs im sad to say. and someone got it spot on with nedum onouha coming to white hart lane. also, ashley young is looking for a way back to london, and will join within next 2 weeks. if anyone else knows any spurs rumours, let me know. ps, cheerio fabregas.


18 May 2010 15:46:19
I posted on here last Tuesday that Gulliem Balague had just said on Sky Sports that Barcelona will sign Villa and Fabregas within the next 2 weeks. Im not going to tell you I TOLD YOU SO because i didn't Gulliem Balague did. Yet some GOONERS said i was talking RUBBISH. Shame i like Fabregas i'd like to think the GOONERS would wish him luck let's be honest who would'nt like to play for BARCELONA. Blair Mayne YNWA


18 May 2010 15:46:42





Dec LCFC Bentley {editor's note – I hope Jones turns out a bit better than Sappleton did! Didn't the club release him recently after fighting off a stack of competition for his signature?}


18 May 2010 15:43:04
From what ive heard

celtic ins so far:
robert koren
steven reid
robbie keane

celtic outs:
scott brown – everton 8mil
aiden mcgeady –birmingham 6.5mil
artur boruc– seville 3mil
lee naylor–middlesboro free
Zheng Zhi–preston


18 May 2010 15:36:02
Nedum Onuoha is looking likely to join spurs, anyone who watched soccer am just need to look at his comments about mancini and redknapp to know it may be on the cards. watch this space.


18 May 2010 15:33:14
Southampton F.C.:


Inigo Calderon (Brighton) – Free
Ryan Dickson (Brentford) – £400K
Scott Arfield (Falkirk) – £600K
Andrew Surman (Wolves) – £750K
Michail Antonio (Reading) – Loan
Simeon Jackson (Gillingham) – £750K



Southampton Team 2010/11:







18 May 2010 15:28:00
Latest on Man United

There has been alot of talk regarding Uniteds lack of funds and debts saying that united will not spend on players because of this!
United just broke the 200million pound sponsorship barrier by adding a new deal with Concha y Toro a South American wine company making it the 20th completed commercial deal united have completed with more to come!! It is presumably one of the reasons why the Glazer family continue to insist they have no intention of selling the club!

The Red Knights group hopes to test their resolve with a £1bn offer at some point before the World Cup!!

The money is there to buy players its just a matter of who SAF decides to bring to united!!

Rumours that are doubtful;
Arteta(Everton) just signed new 4year contract with Everton!! United and Arsenal will have to look else where it seems!!
Angel Di Maria(Benfica) is most likely going to sign for real madrid! The La Liga side's bargaining power will be aided by their close relationship with Jorge Mendes, agent of Cristiano Ronaldo and, wait for it, Angel di Maria.(Hopefully he doesn't let politics like that keep him from United but Jorge Mendes did play a big factor in the whole Ronaldo saga)!!
Upside to this is Real won't try buy David Silva

Latest Rumour;
According to to United are set to launch a bid of 50million for Ribery(Bayern Munich) with Bayern rumoured to be looking at Berbatov and Park it is plausable that a deal could be struck!!

Most likely to happen rumours;
Luis Fabiano(Sevielle) has come out and said publicly that he will not be signing a new contract with Sevielle! With only 1 year left on his current contract Sevielle will cash in now in case they lose him to free transfer at the end of next season!!
David Silva(Valencia)has been constantly linked to United for along time now and it seems Fergie is finally getting ready to make a move with 25–30million expected to be offered!! Valencia have said that they will accept the best offer they get this summer!!

Rumours regarding Benzema(Real Mad) and Ibrahimavich(Barca)!!
Benzema is a flop at Real and Ibrahimavich never performed to his expectations and prob is going to be offloaded now that Villa is finalising his move to Barca!! Their not good enough for Barca and Real but they seem to be considered good enough for United its wrong WRONG I TELL YOU!! We had a sulky player in Ronaldo(but he was class) we don't need to bring in sulky players that havent proven themselves worthy to wear the United Jersey!
Barca are currently trying to make there team the Spanish National team + Messi with Villa on the verge of signing and there efforts being stepped up for Fabregas and now reports that there stepping up there bid for Torres aswell!!
Its more likely that Ibra or Benzema could end up at Man City with Tevez Joining up with fellow Argentinians' Higuain(thats if he stays) at Real or Messi at Barca!!
Tevez has although said he would like to return to Boca Juniors his old club!!

C'mon United
Submitted by AdrianDManUFan


18 May 2010 15:31:33
Breaking news, cesc has just told wenger that he wants to join barcelona, if you do not believe me, turn to sky sports news!


18 May 2010 15:18:40
Leeds Transfers: (speculation)
In –
Montomery – Sheff utd
Bell – Coventry
Sharpe – Scthorpe
Harte – Carlisle
Cohen – Nott forest
paynter – Swindon
Outs –
Beckford – Celtic or everton
Crowe – carlisle
becchio – colo colo


18 May 2010 15:21:04
Smith Does Want To Come Back To Leeds But Its A Matter Of Paying The Wages.

Rumour– Montgomery Will Be Revealed As A Leeds Player When Window Officially Opens


18 May 2010 15:24:30
I have been speaking with a friend who is involved in sports journalism, and there are lots of 'ifs' and 'buts' as with all rumours, but if Chelsea sign Aguerro or Torres or another striker, then Anelka will leave and join Manchester United in a cut price deal.


18 May 2010 15:02:47
Middlesborough to bid £500k for Rochdale CB Craig Dawson


18 May 2010 15:06:07
I wish all these rumours about Joe Cole Signing for LFC would stop. A. he doesn't want to go north, B. he's happy to be harry's bum chum where spurs pay him a fortune, do fck in the CL next and then struggle to get into te Eurpoa League after that. C. He can't displace Kalou in hte CHelsea team and he's shte! we don't need another medirocre player as we'e loads of them and D. Juan Mata is signing for LFC


18 May 2010 15:08:14
Any one got any decent leicester city news ? thank's


18 May 2010 15:12:08
Any spurs new!!!


18 May 2010 15:00:03
Anyone want any Hull City players? You can have them.
News is that Gary Speed may bring Nicky Butt to the KC


18 May 2010 14:45:41
Cesc fabregas will surely leave arsenal for barcelona, barclona are looking to step up their bid, barcelona rate him at £40m but AW sees him and will only sell for around the £60m mark. So expect a couple of players coming along to arsenal plus cash for fabregas.

David villa deal to barcelona is all but done.

Frank lampard to real madrid when mourinho takes over at real madrid, the current real madrid manager is on his way out and everyone knows how much mourinho admires madrid.

If fabregas does leave arsenal, expect gourcuff to sign, AW has already stated he has money to spend, and if he gets £40m+ he will definitely have the money to spend.

Liverpool will sign a couple of 8m rated players, i can't see any other players coming in as their in far too much debt, and if the new owners are rich, im sure they would rather get rid of the debt firstly rather than give the manager a big transfer kittee and put them in more debt.

Manchester united will DEFINITELY sign another striker, david silva has been mentioned but i can't see manchester united spending £20m on him and £20m+ on another striker, so just a striker expected at old trafford this season.

Man city will sign many players..


18 May 2010 14:45:43

Terry Venables will be the next West Ham manager.


18 May 2010 14:45:44
18 May 2010 14:20:57
Joe Cole to accept Liverpools contract offer within the next 48hours.

Funny that – he has had talks with Harry Redknapp at Spurs and is apparently excited at what Harry is doing there and wants to try to help him build a successful Spurs side.

Oh yes – Pele, Ronaldo, Cruyff and lineker are all due to sign contractsat LaLa FC in the next 48 hrs as well.

WAKE UP – it was all a dream!


18 May 2010 14:50:25
Hearts will sign



18 May 2010 14:40:23

Leeds have put an offer on the table to keep Beckford at E.R. He is a lot keener to stay than his Agent, who is the one encouraging him to move on.

Grape Vine says Smith wants to come back? Anybody else heard this?

Doyle to come on a free.


18 May 2010 14:41:56
Just spotted at Glasgow airport, Ottmar Hitzfeld who mentioned Paul Lambert (who is yet to sign a contract at Norwich I believe) to a passing reporter, happy days are here again. Bye Bye Rangers bye bye.


18 May 2010 14:43:38
Joe Cole to accept Liverpools contract offer within the next 48hours.?

Where did you jump this rumour from, never going to sign for LFC



18 May 2010 14:20:57
Joe Cole to accept Liverpools contract offer within the next 48hours.


18 May 2010 14:24:50
Darren Ferguson will take up the Coventry job later this week as he looks for a quick exit out of PNE. The hold up is while he speaks to his current backroom staff who he wants to take with him.


18 May 2010 14:08:57
Any saints rumours ???


18 May 2010 14:06:49
Rangers fans i have more news from our club . as i told yous all back in march the ellis deal was not happening . what will happen though is the bank has agreed a deal with martin bain and walter smith all season ticket money will be used as day to day running of club 75% off championsleague money will be used for paying bank and all transfers moneys received will be reinvestd back into squad . the other 25% of champions league cash will go towards sir david share loan issue raised 2004. mr smith has already put 2 players forward that will be sold one everyone knows who danny wilson to liverpool for £2/3m the other is m bougherra mr smith has said he will be aloud to leave if fee is reasonable (looking for £5/6m) with 2 players sold mr smith will be aloud to bring in new faces . as boyd looks like hes leaving same as nacho beasley smith . he will have freed 40k in wages a week so will be able to bring in players as long as they don't go over the wage budget players . (goodwillie, macarthur, mido, ) i also here that mr smith has been looking at the possablity of onouha of man city .


18 May 2010 14:04:46
With Steve Cotterill leaving Notts County and heading for Coventry City. Expect Hikmet Karaman to be unveiled as County`s next boss. He came very close to being appointed in Feb befor SC took the reigns.


18 May 2010 13:45:55
By the end of the week Barcelona will have signed Fabregas and David Villa for as little as 65m plus Y Toure! Once these deals have been sealed Barca will turn to Torres, Torres will not be able to say no to pairing up with friend and international colleague David Villa! 50m will be enough to seal the deal and Barca will have no problem raising the funds as they will be offloading Ibrahimovic for around 40m, Real Madrid are hot on his tail!

Other news is Mascherano has said he is not happy in England therefore a move is highly likely, Barcelona are no longer interested in him but Real Madrid are prepared to offer around 25m for his services! I have no news on Gerrard although with players leaving and him not getting any younger he may decide to leave for money, but this is my opinion whereas the other rumours are going to happen!

Sorry but buying David Villa means they won't go after Torres, they have no need for him, not sure Torres will be happy with being second rate. I don't think Fabregas will go either.




18 May 2010 13:42:37
Everton Rumours (Things I've heard here and there):

James Vaughan– Leicester (Loan)
Yakubu – West Ham (£4m)
Rodwell – Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal (£22.5m)
Pienaar – Tottenham (£12.75m)
–25% Fee of Rooney's £90m move to Barcelona (£22.5m) UNLIKELY

Hatem Ben Arfa– £8.5m
M'Bokani– £8m
Landon Donovan– £5m
Jermaine Beckford– Free
Ilan– Free


18 May 2010 13:43:19
After Alistair Johnston sounding Andrew Ellis out of any potential take over, the club as set to continue as they are:
– Any monies recieved will go to servicing the clubs debts.
– Any serious offers for players will be considered but must match the clubs valuation of any said player and not the bank.
– Walter Smith will move up stairs as Director of Football, with McCoist taking charge of the team and McDowell as his pleb.
– Bank will allow Rangers 5 million to spend on re–signing players, or on wagers for players coming in, covering the next 3/4 years of said players contracts.
– No fees will be spent on any players for the foreseeable future unless big money is recieved for star players or the inevitable happens and a buyer for the club is found.
– McCoist has stated that he wishes to use more of the youth this term as he feels he can push them on in their progression to first team football.
– McCoist has been asked to submit any list of potential signing request to the board by end of May, in order to secure players prior to pre–season.
– Only free transfer of players will come in, who are under the age of 28 and may have some re–sale value to the club come the opening of the winter transfer window
– Out with the current star players such as Davis, Thompson etc, players wages will be caped at 7.5k per week.

Current first team line up for next season could look like the following:
GK – Alexander
RB – Whittaker
CB – Broadfoot
CB – Webster
LB – Papac
RM – Davis
CM – Thompson
CM – Edu / McCulloch
LM – Naismith / Fleck
CF – Miller
CF – Lafferty / Velicka

GK – Gallaher – SUB
DF – Greg Wylde – SUB
DF – Andy Little – SUB
CF – Steven Lennon – SUB
CF – Rory Loy – SUB
MF – Andrew Shinnie – SUB
MF – Andrew Mitchell

Players Out
Novo – Free
Boyd – Free
Smith – Free
Beasley – Free
Weir – Free
McGregor – 3 – 4 Million Region
Bougherra – 4 – 5 Million Region
Wilson – 4.5 Million (figures of 2, 2.5 & 3 million are way off), and he will not be loaned back to Gers either, he will be a bit part player next season for the Kop.


18 May 2010 13:34:31
Birmingham City have agreed a 6 million deal with United for Ben Foster, he is on his way for a medical as we speak! Friday i said the deal will be finalized yesterday, oops sorry i was a day out, but he will sign today!



18 May 2010 13:36:43
I know that Yossi and Fernando have held talks with Chelsea. It is just being reported in the press. If the editor checks his notes i tried to submit it over a month ago and he must of dismissed it. Just because they have had talks doesn't guarantee they are leaving, they will if there is know investment. I have been told the takeover is close. Macca


18 May 2010 13:32:34
Barnsley fc rumours

dicko (stoke city 400k)
alf (rotherham 425k)
shotton (stike city season loan)
and the big one sheff massive wed to go into admin b4 monday

from truered


18 May 2010 13:30:33
Just got a txt there from my uncle who works at ibrox.alan mcgregor has handed in a transfer request after a fall out with smith and mcoist not sure off all the details yet.Newcastle are hot favourites to capture rangers no1..


18 May 2010 13:21:54
Southampton Rumours!

It is true Southampton won't let any of there players go unless its for big money – as they don't have to sell players to pay the bills any more – its that simple.

Now they are owned by Marcus Liebherr – a Swiss/German billionaire they are the fifth wealthiest club in England – in theory!

The signs are he will take a cautious approach – not just splash the cash – but expect to see Championship standard players arrive at St Mary's this summer as the Saints push for automatic promotion next season.

Saints are apparently talking to Inigo Calderon – a Spanish right back who was at Brighton but is now a free agent. But so are other clubs.

With gates of 20,000 plus, no debts and a billionaire owner Saints can pay higher wages than most clubs in the CCC so expect a few surprises like Jose Fonte this summer.

Like to point out that unsecure bank loans of £4–5 million and a secure £22 million mortgage on the Stadium (payable at £1.5 million a year) so it was nothing like Portsmouth, Palace or Leeds.

As it was it had more to do with Chairman Lowe breaking the terms of the overdraft facility and falling out with Barclays Bank than anything else. Player sales in the summer and a massively reduced wage bill would have clearted most of the debts anyway.

Liebherr bought Saints out of Admin for £15 million which paid off the bank loans as well as all other debts and settled the mortgage on the stadium for about £7 or £8 million.

Saints have never ever been better off financially!


18 May 2010 13:19:51
tim cahill as signed a new 4 year contract with everton


18 May 2010 13:18:13
By the end of the week Barcelona will have signed Fabregas and David Villa for as little as 65m plus Y Toure! Once these deals have been sealed Barca will turn to Torres, Torres will not be able to say no to pairing up with friend and international colleague David Villa! 50m will be enough to seal the deal and Barca will have no problem raising the funds as they will be offloading Ibrahimovic for around 40m, Real Madrid are hot on his tail!

Other news is Mascherano has said he is not happy in England therefore a move is highly likely, Barcelona are no longer interested in him but Real Madrid are prepared to offer around 25m for his services! I have no news on Gerrard although with players leaving and him not getting any younger he may decide to leave for money, but this is my opinion whereas the other rumours are going to happen!


18 May 2010 13:16:31
Glasgow rangers rumour

My mate myles from mary hill said he saw david goodwillie in glasgow and said he was going to rangers even signed a rangers top number 9 to be his number p.s tell ina I said hi fae john lol


18 May 2010 13:07:00

Cesc Fabregas has asked to speak to Arsene Wenger today for showdown talks, he is expected to ask to be allowed to join Barcelona, this is 100% true. It sounds like crunch time has finally arrived like many people and myself predicted this will happen, i also predicted that he will leave for as little as 40m, although i now feel Yaya plus 30m will be the fee?


18 May 2010 13:03:27
Norwich will be sponsered by Addidas next season. Xara's deal runs out at the end of 2010/2011 and the Canaries have agreed a deal for this.


18 May 2010 13:00:38
Billy sharp to sign for doncaster today–this rumour came from ian bennet ex goalkeeper of sheff utd..billy as chosen doncaster over leeds, derby and barnsley due to the style of play wich doncaster are now known for also ian bennet himself could sign for doncaster as lee butler(donny gk coach) is a great admirer..

sufc 4 eva.


18 May 2010 13:01:46
Heard a rumour at work that our company, NightFreight, are going to take over the Aston Villa shirt sponsorship.


18 May 2010 12:57:41
Celtic to appoint Glenn Roeder as manager.


18 May 2010 12:53:42
Man Utd Realistic Transfer:

With Nani having come into his own towards the end of the season, he is finally showing the potential that fergusson saw in him when he splashed all that money on him. For that reason and with cover such as Park, Obertan, Giggs, etc we won't be spending big money on an out n out winger!

Secondly, we saw during that horrible week that ruined our season, when we don't have rooney we are totally mucked. he doesn't trust Berbs and instead decided to go with a 50% fit Rooney for the biggest games of our season up top on his own. And with Owen looking likely to leave the club or just play a bit part role along with the likes of Wellbeck and Macheda possibly looking to get some first team action out on loan a striker is a definate purchase this summer.

Also, with the centre midfield role being a big question point, with the legend that is Scholes coming towards the end, he will have a more reserved season this season and will be dipped in and out of the team, we will be looking for some one to partner fletcher who is seem as a footballing genius across the streets of Manchester. Ever since the champions leage final against Barca, Fergie has realised that Carrick is very much average and doesn't have that class that he once believed he possessed. Anderson will be sent out on loan or sold. Gibson looks a very good prospect but may not be ready to fulfil a starting role just yet and with Owen Curly Hair Hargreaves on his way back he may be used as a right back if he can prove his fitness or the 3rd centre mid when we play 4–5–1 that Fergie loves to do. So because of this we need someone who has that attacking edge to them, that can make late runs into the box and get a few goals, along with an eye for a pass. So a centre mid will also be a definate purchase.

Van Der Saar will be given one more year in the sticks with a view to signing a goalie in Jan or next season.

On to possible targets:

Fabiano (fergies always rated him)
Benzema (unlikely as he will want to prove himself at Real)
Huntlaar (maybe as a swap deal with berbs)
Ronaldinho (again always been admirered by fergie)
Dzeko (would complement Rooney the way that Cappelo sees when he works with Heskey)
Suarez (that goal scoring touch to ease the pressure on Rooney)
Alexis Sanchez (seen as the new ronaldo)

Centre Midfielders:
Milner (would be perfect and fergie was once looking to sign him from leeds but thought he would get develop more having regular first team premiership football elsewher)
Silva (perfect replacement for scholes in terms of passing, vision, class and will offer that link from midfield to strike force)


These are just my views. hope you all agree.



18 May 2010 12:54:33
Lowestoft Town are set to sign Jamie Cureton on a free in the summer. They will also persuade Dion Dublin and Darren Huckerby out of retirement as they look to continue their impressive climb up the leagues.

Norwich will look to sign Chelsea's Sam Hutchinson on loan in the summer as well as signing Nicky Butt on a free, Archie Thompson and Billy Celeski from Melbourne Victory, Charlie Austin from Swindon Town and Nicky Bailey from Charlton. Fraser Forster or Kasper Schmeichal will sign for the number 1 spot.

Leaving will be Stephen Elliot, Cody Mac (LOAN), Rusty and Jed Steer (LOAN).

Man Utd will try to sign Tom Adeyemi from City, with many clubs interested in the talented youngster. Though, Lambo is expected to reject the bid.


18 May 2010 12:36:56
18 May 2010 11:58:09

Boardroom meetings continue at the club as chairman Derek Shaw "still" refuses to sell up to Hemmings.

If Hemmings follows his threat through and does not pay the HMRC bill until shaw is gone, we could be heading for one less league team.


Thanks for that Sam.I don't think Shaw will have much of a say. If he refuses to go, the fans will turn on him and it could get pretty ugly.

Shaw's a spent force and Hemmings will get his way. Shaw would not want Preston going out of business so he will walk. The McManus's will come on board and so will Sir Alex once Jose is installed as his successor.


18 May 2010 12:37:51
Robert Green is signing for Arsenal. I've worked at the club many years and heard from club officials that the deal will be confirmed post World Cup.


18 May 2010 12:40:23
After speaking to my uncle who is a football agent, I can reveal these rumours.

Hibs Rumours.

Hibs to sign Jonny Tuffey from Partick in a free transfer.

Paul Hartley to return from Bristol, much to the dismay of a small minority of Hibs fans.

Hibs will also swoop for Morton youngster Ally Lang, who has scored 38 goals from right midfield this season. He will be joined by Danny Swanson of Dundee United.

Celtic Rumours.

Keane will sign a permanant deal for £3m along with Garry Kenneth who will join for £1.6m.
Celtic will also swoop for Dundee Utd youngsters Chris Brophy and Chris Hart as manager to be Neil Lennon looks to build for the future.


18 May 2010 12:33:12
Is it just me or are celtic signing every player that has one or more sylabils in their name? anyway, any rangers rumours?


18 May 2010 12:22:57
Apparently, Fabregas will be going to Barcalona, but only if Lionel Messi is moving in the other direction. This will be the least of Wenger's demands, which will be rejected and Barcalona will wait a few more years before moving for Fabregas again.

These players are def going to Arsenal:

Hugo Lloris – 14 mil
Gary Cahill – 8 mil
Felipe Melo – 12 mil
Marouane Chamakh – 0

Total – 34 mil

To pay for this, a few players will be leaving Arsenal:

Almunia – 4 mil
Silvestre – 0
Clichy – 18 mil
Denilson – 5 mil
Rosicky – 8 mil
Arshavin – 30 mil
Eduardo – 10 mil

Total – 75 mil

This will leave Wenger with 41 mil to spend or save. If he does spend it, it will be on 1 player out of these 3:

Fernando Torres – 40 mil
Nemanja Vidic – 30 mil
David Villa – 40 mil


18 May 2010 12:24:18
A few Points I want to comment on. The Norwich Fan who said Norwich City are signing Anthony Wordsworth (Hartlepool) 500,000. Well I am a Hartlepool fan and we have no such player at the club. However I would be happy to take 500,000 for a player who doesn't exist.

To the guy who said the Arsenal fan doesn't know what he is talking about on the subject on P. Viera. Actually he is right. Arsenal sold Viera to Juventus, who sold him to Inter when they got relegated. Not sure if Arsenal are still owed money or not, but Arsenal did sell him to Juventus. FACT!

A few Rumours I have heard/read about.

Arsenal have had a £16Mil bid for Liverpool Keeper Riena rejected this morning.

Man City have offered £20Mil for Milner, Villa have not/will not respond until all interested parties bid or pull out. O'Neil will sell if the prices is right and is hoping for a bidding war.

Villa and Fabs will be Barcelona players before the World Cup starts. Once Villa has signed Ibramovich will be offered to several clubs, including Arsenal, Man U, Chelsea and Man City.


18 May 2010 12:29:35
To the monkey hanger who thiinks matty james will sign for hartlepool your in dream land as he as signed for pne on loan for the season


18 May 2010 12:14:46
There is so much complete and utter rubbish posted on this site. Firstly, the mention of the 6+5 rule, which is complete rubbish, and was another Gartside–championed idea to go with his Premier League 2 idea (basically a way of making life easier for Bolton). It's not happening, the reason Liverpool signed players like Glen Johnson last year and are looking for young english talent (like Shelvey and Sterling) is that the rules on squad registration have changed, requiring a minimum number of players trained in England to be included in a named squad (which excludes those under the age of 21incidentally), a rule many top clubs are used to with the registration required for UEFA competitions. Also, Torres is not going to go to Barcelona, who have all but signed David Villa, to replace the possibly outgoing Ibrahimovic. Real would love to sign him but couldn't manage to convince the Atlectico man previously. Personally, I just can't imagine him moving to another club in England or Spain, at least not this summer. Jesus Navas is a player to have been linked with a move to Anfield, but this would be tricky, given that he turned down the chance to move to Chelsea a few years ago because of his Chronic homesickness problems, which has seriously affected his international career in the past, as well as his playing in europe with Sevilla, i can't see it. Liverpol need a takeover as soon as possible, but the Americans aren't as stupid as their management of the club would have you believe they are used to the buying and selling of huge corporations, and know exactly how to get the best return on their investment. Without at takeover, Liverpool may be forced to sell a big name (Mascherano seems to have put himself forward for that), if they want to bring in a big name, otherwise it's going to be youngsters (Jonjo Shelvey, Danny Wilson, Tom Cairney, Haris Vuckic, Wijnaldum) or cheap and free signings (Jovanovic, Joe Cole, Majhid Bougherra) who will come in.

I'm thoroughly confused (as a Liverpool fan even) why people are speculating so much on Man United. They have got quite incredible debts and insane interest added to that, but they always speand, and always will spend big money. Particularly when they miss out on the big prizes like this season, they spend big and as much as i hate to admit it, usually quite well. I don't know anything about their finances, but they have more than saleable assets if required. Rooney (who i don't think will leave unless forced), has been the sole reason United didn't struggle this year, but United can't carry on with such expensive flops on their books, no bigger than Berbatov, to add to Anderson, Hargreaves (through injury), Nani (Blows hot and cold still) and Zoran Tosic. United's better players, save Rooney, Vidic and Evra are all over 30 (Ferdinand, Van Der Sar, Neville, Giggs and Scholes), and combine that to the dead wood, they all need replacing, soon, that's maybe too much money. And Ferguson has already invested substantial amounts in Smalling and the young South–Amercan lad. Also, is Carrick really on his way? He's not the best defensively, and looks out of place in the bigger games, but he's still a good player, and had the range of passes to unlock a tough, smaller side like Stoke.

Man City have the problem Chelsea have had, for all their money, players just don't want to go there if they can get a similar deal for a club with some amount of history. City missing out on the Champions League will really hurt them in the transfer window, it mans they can't go out and get anyone, as much as they believe they can. Kaka is probably the biggest proof of this, no matter how much money City threw his way, he was always going to turn them down. City would be better going for mid–level targets, Jerome Boateng for example is an ideal target and a player who can improve them, the likes of Torres, Villa, Gerrard, Silva, Aguero etc are not likely to choose Man City even if they are up for sale. Man City have the money to sign a similar reputation type player though, like James Milner for example.

West Ham don't have anywhere near as much money as Hammers fans seem to imagine, perhaps the reason that they're looking for a ridiculous fee for Carlton Cole, who's just not worth it. Birmingham have already showed how a little bit of money can disappear, i seem to remember that they were going to have millions to spend on big–name players (laughably this included a reported £13m bid for Ryan Babel), now they have to sell to buy? What happened there? {editor's note – why do you think the Americans are capable of getting the best price for the club? All they do is drag things out, Hicks, in fact, is in serious danger of having one of his American sports franchises forcibly taken off him because of the way he has been messing about over the sale of it.}


18 May 2010 12:15:17
Manchester United news :

Well lets get some things straight ..

We don't spend unless it is must.. we only need a backup striker for Rooney which we already have as hernandez ( done deal )

Berba and Huntaleer swap to happen in the first week of transfer market.

and Defour is likely to join . that's it for this summer

Anderson will be starting more as CAM .. we might buy a CAM when Jan window opens only if Anderson fails to impress..


18 May 2010 12:07:12

After getting promoted, Paul Lambert is keen to strengthen the squad. Danny Green is coming from Dagenham & Redbridge, it's a done deal and will be confirmed after the play–offs. Darel Russell WILL sign a new contract in the next few days, despite speculation linking him with Leeds United. Fraser Forster will be number two at Newcastle next season. Lee Grant will join from Sheffield Wednesday in the summer, while Andrew Crofts, Charlie Austin and James Harper will all make the move to Carrow Road. Danny Ward will also sign on loan from Bolton Wanderers.


18 May 2010 12:11:42
News out of the Emirates!!

Cesc and Mr Wenger already had a meeting before the fulham match in which negotiations took place.Cesc was unhappy at the fact Arsenal never won a trophy and was questioning Arsenals abilities.Mr Wenger reassured him that big signings will be made and to give Arsenal Another 2 years before going to BARCELONA. Despite all this, Barcelona will still make an offer which will be rejected!!!!

So Cesc won't be leaving just yet!

M.Chamakh has passed his medical and will be unevieled as an Arsenal Player on 1st of June 2010.He has been given the number 29 shirt.

It was correct that a £14million bid was rejected by LPOOL for Reina, Arsenal will all but surely finialise Buffon, only obstacle remains his wages, but he is willing to take a pay cut and accept £90,000 per week on a 3year contract.£8million plus viera left over payments(6.8mill)

Talks have been ongoing with Bremen for Mertsecker, they have slapped a tag of £21million where Arsenal are only looking to offer £13million.If a Deal cannot be found, KJAER will be signed for £12million.

A deal with PSG is in place which will bring us SAKHO for £7million plus Traore. Sakho will replace Silvestre

Talks have also taken place with YAYA Toure and Felipe Melo. Toure price tag of £16million is too high so Melo will be brought in for £10million

Arsenal have also made a downpayment of £4million for Hazard who will join next year

That is all the signings that will happen this year!Happy days!



18 May 2010 11:57:30
Ok here are a couple of things that could happen this summer..

liverpool – benitez is staying, torres will stay, not sure about gerrard? or mascherano, liverpool will have limited money, and no big signings unless 1 of these are sold. they are looking at carlton cole vdv belhadj/kolarov – you'll never walk alone!!!

chelsea – lampard will stay allthough when real appoint mourinho they will try to negotiate a deal, some dead wood will be sold and at least 1 big name will b brought.. aguero/pato/kaka look the most likely with 2 mybe 3 squad players

Manchester utd – berbatov will stay unless a swap or a good offer comes in, david silva will not sign for man utd, expect 1 marquee signing if ferguson thinks he needs it, which he does as they finished 2nd in the league

Arsenal – Fabregas is gone, gallas is hated, wenger will need to pull his finger out in the transfer market. brede hangeland could b signed as an experienced premiership defender, and a repalcement for fabregas maybe hamsik??
dave shell


18 May 2010 11:58:09

Boardroom meetings continue at the club as chairman Derek Shaw "still" refuses to sell up to Hemmings.

If Hemmings follows his threat through and does not pay the HMRC bill until shaw is gone, we could be heading for one less league team.



18 May 2010 12:06:41
The next PAFC manager i think will be Megson


18 May 2010 11:50:03
I am a personal friend of Doncaster's media manager, Steve Uttley, and he has been told to expect major announcements in the next fortnight or so.

The following players are currently in negotiations with the club:

Tom Kennedy
Simon Gillett
Elliott Ward
Billy Sharp – there are 3 clubs in the race but SO'D is confident!
Luke Varney

Currently being scouted are:

Sean McAllister
Danny Green
Brett Pittman
Adam Rooney


18 May 2010 11:47:38
The Wise Old Elf just so you know torres isn't leaving liverpool as he is willing to fight to get liverpool back up there, and if he where to go it is barcelona to play champions league football man city are on the same boat as liverpool, just because you read a story on the gossip column doesn't mean it is true! and the yanks will spend as they are trying to get the value of the club up so they won't sell top players torres, reina etc and rafa if he is here touch wood he isn't has around 30–40 million to spend without any funds from selling real rumours
gerrard to real madrid 10 mil plus bezema/higuain and mascherano is off to barca

Liverpool to get cole on a free
Milner is a possible target
Kjaer/Cahill to replace skrtel
Jovanavic, shevley, wilson done deals
S.Parker to repalce Mascha
Benzema or higuain Part Exch

Y.N.W.A Parley {editor's note – H&G will not spend to raise the value of the club!! That is not how it works at all, the only thing spending will do is lower their profit margin.}


18 May 2010 11:39:57
If Torres leaves LFC it will be to Barca for around 50m, Barca are also bidding on Villa for around 35m.

Milner to Man City is a likely possiblility. unless a champions league spot team makes a bid. Around 25m.

Manchester United. Benzema doubtful. Silva doubtful. Luiz Suarez could happen, Gourcuff around 25m. Ferguson has also been thinking about a bid for Fabiano for around 16m


18 May 2010 11:40:19
Barca are looking to sign Cesc Fabregas and David Villa to boost their squad for next season. Negotiations for Villa are advanced and a fee of 40 million in being discussed.

The story with Cesc is different, Barca have approached Arsenal to open negotiations, Wenger+Gazidis don't want to give into Barca's bullying and blatant tapping up and send a strong message to the money men in La Liga.

Wenger will demand 60–75 million cash and will consider 50 million + Toure. Barca have budgeted 40–45 million for Fabregas but are seriously considering offering Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Toure + 25 million for Fabregas. The deal will be difficult as Ibrahimovic's wages are sky–high and despite Wenger's admiration of the Swede, he sees Fabregas as a son and one of his greatest acheivments in football and will not back down. Most likely scenario will see Fabregas join Barca when Xavi retires in a few years.

Wenger is looking to sign 2 Centre–halves to replace the outgoing Gallas (Lyon/Bordeaux/PSG), Senderos (Newcastle/Wolfsburg) and Silvestre (Bordeaux). He wants Mamadou Sakho for the left–side to replace Silvestre and will cost somewhere in the 8–10 million category.

For the right–footer he has numerous options such as Carlos Marchena who is set to depart Valencia in the summer, Cristian Zapata who has had a poor season with Udinese who would accept 10–12 million, Phil Jagelka who has impressed with Everton and England and Gregory Van Der Wiel who can play at RB as well as CB and would cost 10 million.

The deal for Maroune Chamakh is set to be announced to day, it is expected he will take the same number that he had at Bordeaux (29)

As for a GK, Emiliano Viviano has been the most recently linked, he's a talented 24 yr old who stands at 6 ft 4 but with Buffon, Romero, Frey, Neuer, Adler and Lloris all being linked you can take your pick.


18 May 2010 11:40:56
Sorry to all man utd fans but the buying won't happen this time.
The ronaldo money is gone , spent on debt repayment
This means that only a couple of players will be signed unless berbatov can be sold meaning man u don't make aloss on him which is unlikely
The players will be mario balotelli/edin dzeko or a surprise hijack of arsenals chamahck (sp)
And either angelo di maria or simao

No new owner
Little money to spend
Rafa to stay on another season

Aguero done deal

Carlton cole
Fredericho almeras (sp)

Man city
Didier zokora
Jesus navas
Attempt on david villa
To name a few

And finally ..

Robinho to make his loan switch permanent


18 May 2010 11:30:43
Just heard Ipswich are in for 2 young Slovenian U21's

Striker Vito Plut his left sided midfielder as well, his mate Dejan Slonik (sp) are being lined up in a double swoop


18 May 2010 11:33:48
Man united rumours

SAF will buy 1 fowards and maybe 1 or 2 midfield .

midfield – milner or silva or both
fowards – suarez or villa

but if man utd get villa then it will be no more transfer . all we can just hope that glazer will get out !


18 May 2010 11:11:17
West Ham United news;

Avram Grant to be named manager either today or tomorrow. Gold and Sullivan are to give Grant the financial support he needs to build a strong top–10 team to build upon in order to achieve their Champions League football within a period of 7 years.

Players that will leave;

Gabbidon – Cardiff
Spector – Any promoted team or championship team
Matthew Upson – Liverpool, Everton, Aston Villa
Robert Green – Foreign team, prob. a German team
Kieron Dyer – WBA, Blackpool (if promoted) or championship
Luis Boa Morte – Campionship or back home to Portugal
Valon Behrami – Back to Italy
Herita Ilunga – PSG
Ilan – Return from loan
Kovac – WBA, Championship team
Franco –
Mido – Return from loan

Incoming players;
Micah Richards – Man City
Kevin Boateng – Porsmouth
Jamie O'Hara – Tottenham
David James – Portsmouth
Sidney Govou – Free from Lyon
Martin Petrov – Free from Man city
Sebastian Larsson – Birmingham
Yakubu – Everton
Michael Owen – Man UTD
David Bentley – Tottenham
Eduardo – Arsenal
Robbie Keane – Tottenham
Luke Young – Aston Villa
Roque Santa Cruz – Man City

Not saying that all these will go through.. However Carlton Cole will not go to Liverpool, Aston Villa or any other team, cause they don't want to pay the asking price. He is valued too much and concidered to be in the core of the West Ham squad that they will build to achieve their goals. That goes for Mark Noble too. In my point of view that concerns Rob Green as well, it is just down to the money offered for him I suppose.


18 May 2010 11:13:01

PAul LAmbert faces a straight fight with Leeds over a number of players, it would appear Leeds want Fraser Forster on loan as a replacement for Ankergren but however much Leeds view themselves as a higher order over us all they will not tempt him away from Newcastle as he has stated that if he ever was to go out on loan again it would only be to Norwich..sorry Leeds but obviously a massive club like you should be able to tempt the likes of gigi buffon and cassilas shouldnt you? I mean to did once play european football 100 years ago or so. :P

In all seriousness
Norwich Ins:

Andrew Crofts (Brighton) 500,000
Fraser Forster (Newcastle) Season–long loan
Anthony Wordsworth (Hartlepool) 500,000
James Harper (Unattached) Free
Nicky Butt (Unattached) Free
Liam Dickinson (Brighton) 500,000

Norwich Outs:
Darel Russell (Leeds) Free
Gary Doherty (Leeds) Free
Owain Tudor–Jones (Yeovil) 100,000
Paul McVeigh (Retires) Free
Jamie Cureton (York City) Free
Michael Rose (Back to Stockport)
Stephen Elliot (Swindon) Free


18 May 2010 11:02:23

Trying to offload Jobi 'Lazye' McAnuff. According to the coaching staff the manager is less than impressed with his lack of effort.


18 May 2010 10:51:14

Much is being made of the Milan Jovanovic transfer as though it's news. The deal was done back in early February. What is news is where he will play. Jovanovic is not being brought in as cover for Torres. He is in fact being brought in to play support striker just behind him in a manner similar to Dalglish with Rush. Jovanovic is not the quickest of players, but is extremly intelligent and his positional sense is superb. So, get your thinking caps on guys and gals. If Jovanovic is starting eleven with Torres, who are the other 9? Because we will be reverting to 4–4–2 (4–4–1/1) which mean only 4 in midfield. And then there is the 6+5 rule that we have to start preparing for. Here's a challenge for all you would–be transfer experts – don't mention potential transfers unless you can explain how they will fit in to the 6+5 rule.

Red Lenin knows what the line–up will probably be, but that depends on whether Rafa stays or goes and just how much Barcelona are willng to push for two (yes two and neither is Torres) of our first team players.

Good news is that Rafa looks like he is listening to his family and his heart and is more than likely staying. And it is good news – there are very few managers on the planet as good or better than him



18 May 2010 10:56:36
Walsall rumours

Being a close friend of Jeff Bonser and can reveal that Walsall are on the edge of signing Kevin Phillips from Birmingham this summer. Philips's contract will be paid up and he will sign for Walsall on a free transfer for one year.

After the rumblings at the Banks's Stadium during the end of last season Bonser has decided to redirect the rent payments he takes out of the club and release them for Chris Hutchings' transfer kitty.

Hutchings will be looking to bring in Andy Monkhouse from Hartlepool after Julian Gray has turned down his contract offer.

I will let you know more when I do

Zippy xxxx


18 May 2010 11:00:12
Glasgow rangers

No rubbish here just facts take your head out of the clouds no new owner due to all the baggage that comes with club tax bill ext but some money there goodwillie to sign fact was part of webster going there on loan macarthur of hamilton already visited murry park seen him myself kevin kyle an option along side currier of hamilton one of two big signing of the summer could be petrov of man city about 8 teams in for him though but walter will stay expect boyd to go along with alan mc and bougie already said his goodbye's that's all I know but post again soon we are the people


18 May 2010 11:01:08
BIG rumours:
Enough of the most unlikely rumours on here guys! Torres isn't moving anywhere, Gerrard leaving is also unlikely! Fabregas also isn't going, no matter how much Barca want him (yet).
Arsenal will finalise a deal for Marouane Chamakh very soon costing them, well nothing. No goalkeeper will sign, Wenger likes Almunia's character and he counts as an English player in the CL squads. Gallas will leave for AC Milan, which will see a new CD sign and a new LM. Papa Diakhate will sign for £10m and expect Hatem Ben Arfa to join for £22m.
Chelsea will be signing Sergio Aguero for around £40m, Yohann Gourcuff for £27m and Ryan Shawcross for £14m.
Liverpool will be taken over, and Rafa will have a season to guide the club back into the top 4. Around 9 players will leave, 5 joining. Milan Jovanovic and Joe Cole will sign on a free. Arda Turan will sign for £11m, Simon Kjaer for £12m and Nadir Belhadj for £3m.
Man City will spend big this summer, with David Luiz joining for £25m, James Milner MAYBE for £22m, Igor Akinfeev for £14m and Taye Taiwo for £13m.
Finally Man Utd fans are just as bigger dreamers as Liverpool ones. Berbatov is staying until he's proven he's worth £30m, typical Ferguson. The only players signing will be 2, a new CD and a new ST. Marco Borriello is being considered but it is likely Klass–Jan Huntelaar will join for £15m and Rafael Marquez for £10m as backup for Ferdinand and Vidic.


18 May 2010 10:51:41
The Wise Old Elf 18 May 2010 09:37:49 suggested of Mssrs Hicks and Gillette:

"I think they have accepted that they will be forced to pay out Benitez contract when he goes as he will have a clear case for constructive dismissal because of the way the club has been run over the past 12 months."

A couple of points. Firstly, how the club has been run does not give a case for constructive dismissal. It is much more likely is that the board could appoint someone to sit above Benitez and oversee everything he does as his representatives have been courting the interest of other sides. This can easily be justified by the board claiming that they need to provide a level of protection for the club.

Secondly, and as you probably are a Liverpool fan something that may give a ray of hope, I expect that Liverpool will indeed receive payment for Benitez when he departs. I expect that Inter Milan will, after some negotiation, pass on the payment given by Real Madrid for Mourinho to Liverpool as compensation for Benitez. Normally I would never mention money, but I would hazard a guess that the figure will be in the region of euro 7 million.



18 May 2010 10:50:57

United to sign Luis Fabiano(14–16M), Steven Defour(12–15M) and Haris Vuckic(6M+ Diouf and Obertan on loan) as well as the already signed Javier Hernandez(8M) and Chris Smalling(10M).

Leaving will be Micheal Carrick(8–10M), Zoran Tosic(8M), Ben Foster(6M+add ons), Rodirigo Possebon(4M) and possibly Dimitar Berbatov(18M+)(if a good enough offer comes in) this will raise between 25–40M depending on weather Berbatov leaves.

Sir Alex won't spend over 25M on a player as he feels this is a waste of money under the current fiancal climate, don't expect him to break th 20M bracket unless he feels its a player who is to good to miss out on(someone with a Rooney or Ronaldo kind of talent).

So that will mean no Benzema(who's twice turned us down and has stated that he wants to stay at Madrid next season. would you really want a player who doesn't want to play for united?), Dzeko, Di Maria, Villa, Suarez, Kaka or anyone else who will be ridiculasly expensive.

Next year the targets will be Jack Rodwell to come in after a years more experiance and a goalkeeper to replace the retiring Van Der Sar, and the usual youngsters.

United won't sign a winger as theres no place for a winger in the team, Nani and Valencia are both quite young and were both expensive buys so won't be replaced then we have the hugely underrated Park and the young Obertan who will be a huge hit in a season or twos time, aslo we have Giggs Welbeck Fletcher Hargreaves and the Da Silva brothers who can play there if needed. So don't expect Silva as he primarily plays on the wing but don't totally rule him out as he can also play behind the striker(but imo he doesn't score enough goals when he does).

lets have some common sense shall we! lol


18 May 2010 10:40:18
To the guy who posted
"18 May 2010 10:31:06
Celtic Shortlisted Targets Should Neil Lennon Stay On:"
Kasper can be disregarded, i've heard he's already agreed terms with Bayern.


18 May 2010 10:40:53
Does anyone have any real hearts fc rumours ? thanks


18 May 2010 10:42:01
Manchester united rumours

luis suarez – 16/20 million
james milner – part of carrick deal
ronaldinho – part of berbatov deal
hernandez – done deal
smalling –done deal

foster – blues
berbatov – milan
carrick – aston villa

deals for january
j. rodwell



18 May 2010 10:43:34
To the idiot who posted this:

M Owen – Man U to Blackpool if promoted
Jan Mucha – Legia Warsaw to Everton
Yakubu – Everton to West Ham
Donovan – LA to Everton
Gerrard – LFC – wherever Mourinho ends up
Torres – LFC – Man City
Foster – MUFC – Birmingham

Fernando Torres will not be leaving Liverpool to join Man City, as Man City are in the exact same position as Liverpool with no champions league football next year. If Torres leaves it will be to join Barcalona as he will want Champions League football. He also stated a couple of weeks back that he wants to leave england as he could get injured for life playing there. I also don't think that Gerrard will leave as he'll want to guide his favourite club out of this rough patch.

Some REAL rumours and Transfers are:

Chamakh to Arsenal (Free)– Nearly completed

Fabregas and Villa to Barclona

Yaya Toure to arsenal if fabregas leaves, If Fabregas stays the Toure wants to stay and fight for a place in the Barca team.

Lampard to Real Madrid – Probably unlikely unless they getd Mourinho

Sidney Govou is being strongly linked with a move to West Ham – Free Transfer

Chelsea's MAIN transfer target is Sergio Kun Aguero.

Piqquionne to Fulham – Not sure if its a great move for fulham

Eden Hazrad has been linked with Real Madrid, Lyon and Arsenal. Most likely going to end up at Madrid.

Liverpool have displayed strong interest in Ever Banega to replace the void left by Alonso last year.

Man U are said to interested in securing the services of french striker Karim Benzema who was a flop at Madrid.

Lastly Frank Ribery is being linked with a few high profile teams such as Real Madrid, Chelsea and Man U. Also some interest from Man City but we all know man city are gunna struggle to bring in talent this year.


18 May 2010 10:47:58
Barcelona set to sign David Villa and Cesc Fabregas and sell Ibrahimovic msot likely to Manchester City


18 May 2010 10:31:06
Celtic Shortlisted Targets Should Neil Lennon Stay On:

GK: John Ruddy, Gunnar Nielsen, Kasper Schmeichel
DF: Kelvin Wilson, Luke Young, Greg Cunningham, Stephen Carr, Jose Goncalves, Nedum Onuoha, Javier Garrido, Garry Kenneth, Curtis Davies, Bernard Mendy, David Murphy, Habib Beye, Edson Braafheid, Nicky Shorey
MF: Landry N'Guemo, Abdisalam Ibrahim, Steven Reid, Darren Ambrose, Craig Conway, Danny Swanson, Semir Stilic, Joe Ledley, Martin Petrov
FW: Robbie Keane, Gary Hooper, Steven Fletcher, Nicky Maynard, Diomansy Kamara, Anthony Stokes, Valeri Bojinov

It seems Lennon is going to try and make use of the expected clear–outs at Manchester City and Aston Villa as well as bring in some Young British and Irish talent in the way Strachan did.

Most likely to be up for sale will be Boruc, Hinkel, Naylor, Samaras, Fortune, Zhi, Mizuno, McManus, Hutchinson. A possible income of £10m from these sales.


18 May 2010 10:32:32

james harper free agent
adam le fondre will sign after the playoffs
charlie austin from swindon will sign if swindon don't go up
dicko will sign 4 450k as will shotton on loan
tom cleverley will sgn on loan
ben sahar will sign for 750 k

hume 600k sheff u


18 May 2010 10:26:51
Any rangers rumours on players, on a new owner . is walter smith staying on thanks . watp. 2 in a row


18 May 2010 10:20:50
Leeds have tied up deals for Nick Montgomery & Clint Hill on free transfers. Will be announced when the transfer window opens.

They are also expected to pick up Darren Ambrose for £1m plus Mike Grella going the other way on season–long loan.

They have also lodged a £750k bid for Billy Paynter, although he will only talk to the club if Swindon lose to Millwall in the Playoff final.

No deal for Harte, who is expected to move to QPR.

Tresor Kandol being touted by Charlton, Andy Robinson expected to move back to Tranmere permanently, and Casper Ankergren will reject a deal from Huddersfield to move back to Denmark.


18 May 2010 10:22:21
So many optomistic Newcastle fans on this website.
You will not sign Michael Carrick, Dimitar Berbatov or any players like that. I cannot wait for next season to see your small club fighting relegation again at the stadium haha.

Newcastle Transfer targets

Yakubu (you can have him for nothing)

David Everton Football Club


18 May 2010 10:22:52
It has been rumoured in many papers that andrew surman is going back to st marys after having an unsuccessful season at wolves. he only left to help southamptons debts and alan pardew may make amove for him this week


18 May 2010 10:22:58
Chris Turner of Hartlepool will bring in Matthew James (Manchester United) on a season long loan. Ferguson wants him to gain some first team experience and Pools are the first to make contact.


18 May 2010 10:00:03
Pne rumours

Matt Phillips–wycombe
Nile ranger–toon
Nicky Butt–toon
Fred Sears–west ham
Ryan Taylor–toon
adam hammill–barnsley


18 May 2010 10:01:32
Barnsley fc

barnsley to sign winger liam lawrence for £1m


18 May 2010 10:15:33
Milan Jovanovic will be announced a Liverpool player tomorrow. He has had his medical and officially signed a deal for 3 years with the option of a fourth, worth 55k per week. He will wear number 14.


18 May 2010 09:44:56
Lifelong Newcastle fan Michael Carrick will be leaving old trafford in the summer back and coming back to the toon.

Fergies has enough of berbatov who will also be joing the toon after talking with life long idol alan shaerer over joing the club.

Outs :–
– Nicky Butt
– Fitz Hall (Loan Ended)
– Joey Barton making way for Michael Carrick


18 May 2010 09:45:12
Leeds in talks with
Nick Montgomery, Out of contract
Jason Roberts, Out of Contract
Derek Geary, Out of Contract

they're also interest in
Wojciech Szczesny, Loan
Billy Sharp, 600k
Tamika Mkandawire, Out of Contract
Gary Mcsheffrey, Out of Contract
Leeds will only sign Doyle if he is given a free transfer


18 May 2010 09:35:21
Arsenal Are looking to buy Gianluigi Buffon for around 13mil


18 May 2010 09:36:01
Kun Aguero on his move to Chelsea fc on the summer.


18 May 2010 09:37:49

since when did this site become a fantasy football site?

So far today we have heard that LFC are spending ( at a conservative estimate) £66m!!

Now call me cycnical – but the club is owned by Gillett and Hicks– who are trying to sell the club before the banks foreclose on their hefty short term loans. G + H are known to be trying to extract the very most money they can from the club – so why would they be interested in providing further funds to buy players?

I think they have accepted that they will be forced to pay out Benitez contract when he goes as he will have a clear case for constructive dismissal because of the way the club has been run over the past 12 months.

With regards purchases – I believe it is time for Liverpool fans to accept that they are a Selling club this summer. They will be taken over in the late autumn but they then need to spend the following 18 months building a solid TEAM rather than doing a Man City and gathering a load of 'stars' who just don't gel.

LFC will bring in young, inexpensive prospects for the future (something they would never have done in the past as their Academy was one of the best in the world). They need to look down the East Lancs and see how long it took SAF to build a world class MUFC team. That is the sort of timescale LFC need to be concentrating on now.

Now for REAL rumours (if slightly ourt of left field)

M Owen – Man U to Blackpool if promoted
Jan Mucha – Legia Warsaw to Everton
Yakubu – Everton to West Ham
Donovan – LA to Everton
Gerrard – LFC – wherever Mourinho ends up
Torres – LFC – Man City
Foster – MUFC – Birmingham

More later

The Wise Old Elf


18 May 2010 09:24:57
The big rumour is for all the forest fans is that Robert Earnshaw is on his way to leed on part of a swap deal 2.5 million and Robert Snodgrass as part of the deal.

There also is a rumour that Billy Davis is going to leave the city ground to go to Turf moor to get the managerial position at Burnley.



18 May 2010 09:11:31
18 May 2010 07:36:49
I've just seen a rumour on here that links up with something I heard recently.

A friend of mine lives and works up in Preston. He's a Blackburn fan himself, but has lots of mates that support and are involved in Preston North End. According to him once Alex Ferguson retires, he will be joining his son Darren at Preston North End and ploughing a large amount of cash into the club to create some kind of Ferguson dynasty that will revive PNE to their former glory. This could just be wishful thinking of waffle, it could even be Fergie trying to ensure his boy has a good shot at the PNE job without being sacked (you could hardly get rid of him if his old man was going to throw millions in could you – not that I believe he is likely to be sacked anyway), but thought I would share this with you all. The timeframe I heard was the end of this coming season for Ferguson to retire with everything to happen shortly afterwards.

Could all be Bullst, but thought I'd share.


You're spot on there!

Trevor Hemmings is going to assume control for the forthcoming season (Shaw will be gone, as Hemmings will tell him either I take over or no more money – therefore making his position untenable).

JP McManus and his daughter Sue Ann will join as directors and Sir Alex will come on board once he has handed power over to 'The Special One' (Jose will be at Real Madrid next season, but then leave as he wants the Man Utd job when Sir Alex goes).


18 May 2010 09:11:39
Barnsley fc Real transfer news:


Adam Le Fondre–950k
Charlie Mulgrew–600k
Simon Cox –Loan
Shaun Derry –Free
Da Laet–Loan

Iain Hume–Preston –600k
Andy Gray–Millwall –300k
Colace– Doncaster– Free


18 May 2010 09:17:24
WellA bad morning for Arsenal fans, sky sources have confirmed that Barcelona are 'hopeful' of signing Cesc Fabregas THIS summer! And apparently he wants to go, it's just agreements with Arsenal that is needed. I am a strong Arsenal fan and im not sure about my fellows butIve had enough of this speculation, all over sky, newspapers and this site! Yes he is our captain and one hell of a player, future world player in my eyes but he is one man, think about the money Wenger would have for him, we are already in a healthy financial situation, let him go I say, it's just becoming painful, like when Henry went. Let him go and then you can bring in the likes of Yaya Toure, Yoann Gourcuff/ Mikel Arteta then 2 CB not 1 (experienced and young e.g. Mertesacker and Sakho). Whether a keeper, I do not know, Wenger plays his cards to close to his chest. But if Fabregas goes, expect players! I think Arsenal is becoming a team where they rely on 1 player too much, like what happend when Henry was here. If he wants another season at North London then great, otherwise let him go!


18 May 2010 09:08:10
SPL rumours

Celtic look to be holding talks with Steve Reid from Blackburn as he is out of contract. Reports suggest that Lennon wants him, indicating that he looks to be getting the managers job.

rangers, alaistair johnston has been reported on radio clyde today that he says that they are planning for next season without a new buyer as Ellis has failed to turn up for 2 meetings. the impact of this would mean smith leaving but mccoist taking over as manager. this would alsomean no cash to offer contracts to all the players currently without a deal. also expect several first teamers to be sold and only free transfer brought in.

St Mirren – the non playing staff have been told that there may be job losses, so don't expect any new players


18 May 2010 07:57:21
To the guy who said this

"17 May 2010 22:57:49
Just to let everyone know southampton FC will not be selling any of there players unless a stupid bid comes in say 15 million"

Nice one your entire squad is worth less than that, the way saints are spending again another administration is just round the corner.

Robert Koren and Jay De Merit won't sign for new clubs til after the world cup. Both are free agents and can command higher salaries depending on decent world cup appearances. Both will be desperate to play in the England group game.


18 May 2010 08:18:57
For the pepole who say shane lowary gonna sign on a free transfer check the fact that last he got a call of for the aussie world cup squad and has just signed a new contact.. so we got no chance of getting him on a free maybe a loan. please check your facts before posting rubbish



18 May 2010 08:23:19
I've just come back from a long weekend away and yesterday went to New Quay in Wales and while in a cafe got speaking to an old couple who after some time revealed they were Garath Bales gran parents. His grandad told me just before signing a new 4 year contract Inter Milan made bid of 24mil for him. Spurs turned it down n he signed a new but ManPoo last week have also enquired about his availability.



18 May 2010 05:42:12
Rafa will be staying the season, and will install some more Spanish players, however he will only be able to sign one player for over 10m. That will be Marco Borriello, for 14.5m. The transfer was agreed last week. Borriello is frustrated with the fact that Leonardo is leaving and that there has not been significant funding into the squad. Although that it is a similar situation at Liverpool, he wants a fresh start and the fact that Benitez can speak Italian, and speaking to Aquilani, the reports have been good enough for him to make the move. Pedro Leon from Getafe will sign for 10m and take control of the right side of midfield, with Kuyt on his way. Taye Taiwo wants a new challenge after winning the Ligue 1 with Marseille, and Liverpool are the only team interested. They are preparing a bid of 9m for the Nigerian.


18 May 2010 05:47:38
Sources close to me have told me that lennon will be offered the celtic job, he wants to add reid from blackburn(free), boruc looks to be on way out with celtic lookin at david james for goalkeeper.


18 May 2010 06:10:14
Just been on the phone to my footballing agent who said baggies fans don't need to worry dorrans is going nowhere unless £15 millon or £8–10 million plus good midfielder cones in the deal also reports are true baggies want sturridge but also welbeck on loan as they have great connections with SAF at old Trafford, banks's stadium news is if baggies get welbeck they will send atteef alliou on loan or Paul downing as di matteo want to help the " little club down the road" only know this due to my friend being on the payroll of W.B.A.


18 May 2010 07:36:49
I've just seen a rumour on here that links up with something I heard recently..

A friend of mine lives and works up in Preston. He's a Blackburn fan himself, but has lots of mates that support and are involved in Preston North End. According to him once Alex Ferguson retires, he will be joining his son Darren at Preston North End and ploughing a large amount of cash into the club to create some kind of Ferguson dynasty that will revive PNE to their former glory. This could just be wishful thinking of waffle, it could even be Fergie trying to ensure his boy has a good shot at the PNE job without being sacked (you could hardly get rid of him if his old man was going to throw millions in could you – not that I believe he is likely to be sacked anyway), but thought I would share this with you all. The timeframe I heard was the end of this coming season for Ferguson to retire with everything to happen shortly afterwards.

Could all be Bullst, but thought I'd share..



18 May 2010 07:51:05
Celtic– Graham Carey 20 year old offered an extension but being chased by 4 English championship clubs after scoring superb free kicks against rangers and hearts. Played 17 games on loan to saint mirren, crossing described as best in Britain.


18 May 2010 03:16:10
Liverpool have made an £11million bid for 26 year old West Ham United striker Carlton Cole, Birmingham City had an £8million bid plus £1.5million in add on and bonuses rejected for the player on Sunday.The striker himself has hinted he would prefer a move to Anfield.


18 May 2010 00:39:16
Arsenal have snapped up guieremo ochoa from fc america for 6mil after failing with a 13mil bid for pepe reina.


18 May 2010 00:13:39
ANY falkirk fc news.. i have read about arfield with offers varing from 500k– 1 million. anybody got more info or knowlegde??



18 May 2010 00:15:29
I have it on good authority funny enough from a Spurs fan, that Arsenal have tried to sign Pepe Reina for 12.5m, this is 100% accurate, the deal was rejected in an heartbeat and now Arsenal will turn their attentions to Joe Hart!



18 May 2010 00:22:14
Cant beleive arsenal had the cheek to bid £14m for Riena.



18 May 2010 00:12:02
Liverpools first concern over the summer is to reduce the wage bill before any new transfers come along, here are some of the high earners that have been ear marked to leave Liverpool, Aurelio, Babel, Riera, Skrtel, Benayoun, Degen. These player sales should be around 20m to 25m but more importantly the wage bill will be reduced and also they are the players rocking the Liverpool boat. So far Liverpool have wisely bought some decent young talent. Add a name to that list Tommy Oar for 3m. Liverpool's spending so far will be about 5m for Sterling, Shelvey, Wilson and Jovanovic. So there could be as much as 17m left for new player purchases, not a lot of cash. The major worry at Anfield is that Torres and Gerrard will leave, both are unhappy especially Torres as he could earn substantial money at Chelsea or Man City. The likelyhood is if Rafa leaves they will use that at the exit excuse to leave as well. On the upside whoever will come in should have a further 60m or so to rebuild just through the sales of Torres and Gerrard.


18 May 2010 00:00:24
Lee Holmes looks as if hes on the way back to the Banks's stadium after holding talks with manager Chris Hutchings over the last few days. the big news coming from the ground is a 1 year loan deal for striker Kevin Phillips from Birmingham City


18 May 2010 00:00:34
I confirm in the last few hours city have put in a 20 million bid for james milner, both chelsea and united are expected to equal the bid and hope james milner will pick them, this is gospel and even the sky news website can confirm it!


18 May 2010 00:05:51
Gabriel Obertan to Newcastle on Loan.

I read in a newspaper earlier that Obertan was unlikely to go on loan to a club in the Prem, but if he did the only club Sir Alex would be prepared to give a rising star is Newcastle. There was a quote saying he would like to help out Newcastle by letting him go on Loan to St James Park for there return to the Prem next season.


17 May 2010 23:50:23
Apparantely wolves are interested in signing relegated pompey duo nadir belhadj and kevin prince boateng for 8 million, both would be an asset to wolves as belhadj would fit in the much needed lb role and would also supply attacking options with his blistering pace and boateng looks like a good established top flight player who will only get better, he looks to have good leadership would be a steal to get these players at 4 million a piece, hope it goes through.


17 May 2010 23:33:38
Jus reading that man city have made a big money offer for James milner and I've been told that with the money MO'N is planning on bringin aiden mcgeady to villa park


17 May 2010 23:35:01
Mark Hughes Apparently Seen At Glasgow Airport The Night ????????


17 May 2010 22:49:49
17 May 2010 17:51:00
To the Guy who said that he had seen a chauffeur driven car at the Emirates.

Loads of people have come on here and had a pop at you.
1) Well no one would be going to London Colney at present at the England squad are training there!
2) You can into the car park from the road, yes its below road level but you can still see
3) When the gates are open, you can see through to the entrance

No idea who it is/was.but if have the rumours on here are correct.Bring it on !

A couple of comments on these statements

1) Chamack was at London Colney today apparently (according to sky sports sources) so the chances are they wouldn't use the Emirates to negotiate, also i very much doubt england will have been there all day?
2)you can see if you stand outside and peer in, i thought he was driving?and the view is still not great anyway


17 May 2010 22:57:49
Just to let everyone know southampton FC will not be selling any of there players unless a stupid bid comes in say 15 million


17 May 2010 23:15:10
Is it ture that O'connors coming back to hibs?



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