Football Rumours Archive January 19 2009


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Look, this is the last time I'm going to speak about this topic because i want to set the record clear. RAFA will not be buying Heskey, as I've said in the past I respect Emile a lot but the fans will not be happy moaoning again about someone who is always going to ground. Kenwin Jones is a much more formidable player if that's what RAFA wants. The fact is what is the point in LFC investing in the youth squad and players with "potential" if we are never going to see them. Take Pacheco for instance, he's like a mini attacking Deco, the fans love him, OK he's young but so what, if he's got what it takes get him in there. I don't know about you guys but for me the Keane problem is obvious, the reason RAFA isnt playing him is because he has no positional discipline about him, he's all over the place, mid fielders don't know where to find him when they win the ball sometimes they are looking sideways for him, he loses his discipline and drifts. RAFA doesn't like this. I'm 99.9% sure Keane was a Board buy and not a RAFA buy. He's missed far to many stupid back heel efforts to goal when he should be burying them in the onion net. We cant afford to experiment now its far too dangerous, if RAFA wants to rest his best players I'm afraid he's going to have to play them first get a 2 or 3 –0 head start and then rest them by taking them off, Lucas cant win a game but he cant lose it either. If he cant win a game with his best players then they shouldnt be on the bench to start off with. God bless everyone and lets be nice to each other.
El Torro
PS If Im wrong by the end of January I'll apologise to everyone.
  1. Stop Adriano Rumours. He is not available for loan, as mourinho is waiting for a cash offer, and will keep the brazillian beast unless he recieves £15 Million. Mourinho has also said that the striker is regaining some form, and although missing a penalty early on he scored later in the game. That game was watched by Harry Redknapp. So if he will leave don't be too suprised that if spurs sell darren bent, the funds raised may go towards Adriano.

2. Fulham News:
Summer: Michael Johnson
And Maybe Valencia Star Rodriguez Vicente, as he has only made 300mins this season is out of favor.
Either january or summer BERRA will sign for the whites.
Also don't be too suprised if you see Dickson Etuhu to be sold, after his poor performances.

3.Other Potential moves
Pennant – AC Milan
Venegoor Of Hesslelink– Man City As contract is running out soon
Rafa Benitez is in the run for the real madrid job at the end of the season after rejecting terms with liverpool and Juande Ramos only on a 18month contract.
Bellamy – Spurs, Although spurs fans are complaining
Makabu Makalambuy (Hibs Goalie) – Spurs
Cesar Sanchez– Spurs to Valencia
Ricardo Rocha – Spurs To Benfica
Nigel De Jong – Hamburg to Man City
Mate Toth, Hungarian youngster to Arsenal.
Fabio Aurelio – Juventus
Araujo Denilson– Urawa Red Diamonds
CHELSEA Alex – Panithanikos
Bafetimbi Gomis – St.Etienne –> Arsenal
JO – Man city –> Newcastle or Everton On Loan
  Has anyone else noticed that since City have bid 108 mil for Kaka, every players value seems to have gone up? Kaka being an example. Before January, he would have cost around 50 mil (This you can tell, as Ronaldo would only have cost Real Madrid 70–75 mil, at the time a huge fee). Now that City have new owners who have bid 108 mil for Kaka, Ronaldo would cost around 130 mil. That being the most dramatic example. Also Wilson Palacios. Before Jan, worth around 7 mil. Now, 14 mil is being demanded by Brucey. Craig Bellamy. Very recently valued at 7–9 mil, now 12 mil is demanded for the West Ham striker. These are just a few examples of many values reaching ridiculous highs at a time with so little money. It now appears that Arsenals deal for Arshavin could be agreed at 15 mil. This would be a good compromise between the two clubs, as Arsenal want to pay 12 mil compared to Zenits demanded 18 mil. Howver with Arshavin putting Zenit under more and more pressure to sell him, this fee along with personal terms will be agreed on Tuesday next week (when Arsenal officials will be in St. Petersburg) and Arshavin will officially be an Arsenal player on Wednesday (Friday latest) next week. Expect 2 seemingly 'going to happen' deals to be hijacked next week. One being the deal of Kaka to Man City being hijacked by Real Madrid, who will sign the Brazilian playmaker. The other being Manchester United stealing Wilson Palacios from Spurs for 14 mil. Finally, will everyone please stop these rumours of Arsene Wenger going to Real Madrid. This will not happen, Wenger will retire with Arsenal and Juande Ramos will be signed as permenant manager of Madrid in the summer, as he has impressed so far at the Bernebeau.

  I get the ippresion that some people don't understand what a rumour is, it is made up, there may be some truth behind them but at the end of the day nothing on posted on here is completly real. i heard today (this won't happen, so don't post saying im talking rubbish) that kaka might end up at madrid, he would prefer it regardless of wages to man city. Also as I posted (it didn't get put on) Aguero WON'T go to Man united, Athletico have a contract with Liverpool saying they get first choice on him so dream on.
KAKA is now negoiating terms with Man city unfortunately :(
Hate to see the best player in the world leave but for £108,000,000
(119,714,954.92 Euros)
He will be deeply missed here at the San Siro. But Hopefully Beckham will come permanent. As beckham joined MLS as he thought his international chance was gone, but now he is a needed player, he wants to play Champs league football and higher quality football.
Hopefully Marek Hamsik shall join and hopefully Lavezii will be shortlisted if pato does leave.
Also, someone told me that inzaghi may be loaned out.

Realistic way to spend £108m
Beckham Contracted
Hamsik– £15m
Pennant– £4m
Malouda– £7m
Toulalan – £19m
Lorik Cana– £12m

News From Milan
  Just got back from a meeting with my lawyer regarding a private matter. Anyway, he is partner in a large Liverpool firm and after our meeting we got to chatting about football. It turns out that he is a Tranmere supporter, which is okay by me. But to continue, his firm represents Everton in many matters. It seems that a loan move has been made to Tottenham Hotspur to take David Bentley and Darren Bent on loan until the end of the season, with a view to purchasing the players at that time. The players are more than agreeable to moving north after being frozen out by Redknapp. Expect movement on this one, chaps. This guy is always correct.
  Contradiction at it's finest.

If Wilson Palacios is worth £14m and Mikel Arteta is worth £20m+, that means Francesc Fabregas is worth about £50m. Even injured he is still better than Arteta, Fabregas would never join Citeh for just £20m.

Fabregas will sign for Barcelona when his Arsenal contract expires in 2014. Or if Arsenal receive in excess of the ridiculous fee being banished for Kaka.
  Mark Brown will never play for Celtic again after his 4 attempts 4 conceded shocker at pittodrie. (Check his pockets for a bookie slip b4 he goes)
The Celtic dressing room is deeply divided – remember John Barnes shambles – with Strachan defending (how ironic) Caldwell and McManus and Samaras through automatic selection. McGeady, McDonald, Loovens and McCourt have all spoken out and will suffer the fate of Gravesen, Riordan, Sutton, Miller etc etc.
The bottom line is agents will be working very hard on players leaving rather than arriving at a very turbulent time for the club.
As a Hoops supporter it would be probably better if Strachan left, as I don't remember the last time I actually enjoyed watching the Bhoys. .
  Wigan's Ryan Taylor is £3million target for Celtic. Shareholders have said that funds have been saved for the defender. This may be a replacement for the out going Shunsuke Nakamura. Also after Artur Boruc's blunder against Dundee in the scottish cup has forced Gordon Strachan to contemplate over the earlier arrival of Dundee United's keeper Lucas Zaluska who is already ariving in the summer.
  To th eguy who calledme a twat about ballack joinning celtic on loan gt a grip i no my football n this is 100 per cent true. and yes puyol is joinning man city in th summer. lee naylor is also goin 2 west brom wi robinson going th other way. arsenal wnt 2 sign scot brown 4 15 million
  Man city ins summer

de jong 15m
santa cruz 20m
palasios 15m
terry 28m
kaka 85m
kun aguero 35m
david villa 30m
david silva 25m
given 10m
dawson 8m
ramos 25m
agger 15m


benjani 3m
johnson 6m
elano 5m
dunne 4m
evans 2m
calcaido 3m
ben haim 2m
garrido 5m
hamann retire
ball 1m
sturridge 5m
  Arsenal news– Not only will Arsenal sign Arshavin this transfer window but they are also quietly confident that they are almost about to secure the services of Michael Johnson from Man City and Matt Upson from West Ham as bids for both players are currently being considered by the boards of the clubs. Expect all deals to be announced Friday. Also a rumour on the grapevine is that Tottenham are a laughing stock!!!!! Sorry it's not a rumour but a fact!
  After celtic throwing away ther 7 point lead at the top of the spl expect rangers to strengthen th help the win the league

possible in

Eider Gudjohnsson ( loan )
David Healy ( 1 mil )
Peter Lovenkrands ( free )
Tonel ( 1.5 to 2 mil )
Johnny Evans (loan )
Mark Howard ( 200k )
And a Central midfielder to replace fergie
boyd will stay
we will also get rid off the fringe players that are holding the sqaud back
  To rafas sangria are you jimmy tarbuck in disguise? Sorry you cant be, your funny! Cahill and Arteta to analfield HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA what meds are you taking? Anyway now that my sides are sewn back.The BLUES will sign 2 players on loan manny fernandes again with pavel pogrebnyak that's all! THE BIG MAN not from norway,belfast,wales but from merseyside the people from liverpool are BLUES! COYB

Right i agree with you that the post you was repling to was very funny it made me laugh too but the fact you say at the end of your own post your from merseyside clearly reveals your a wool from birkenhead or somewhere like that!?!?! I'm from Liverpool kid and i support the reds so your point is incorrect!!!

Liverpool will sign nobody in the transfer window Rafa feels his squad is strong enough at the mo!!! A right winger will be signed in the summer Alonso is going nowhere they only threatend to sell him to Juve to kick him up the backside and its worked!! Agger will stay also as he has alot of other business intrests here and loves the city (from the horses mouth!!)

I have also heard from somebody who is usually right that John Carew is being lined up by Everton on loan!!!!

SPL will be getting raided from england as they plan to sign quality but also no at extravagant prices that foreign teams will be expecting due to the man city fiasco.

Steven Fletcher – 5.75 mil (Liverpool)
Scott Brown – 21 mil (Manchester City)
Artur Boruc – 12.25 mil (Manchester United)
Kris Boyd – 4.75 mil (Bolton)
Barry Ferguson – 1.75 mil (Newcastle)
Gary Caldwell – 14.75 mil (Chelsea)
Lareya Kingston – 1.25 mil (Fulham)
Allan McGregor – 4.5 mil (Tottenham)
Zander Diamond – 1.75 mil (Hull)
Massimo Donati – 750k (West Brom)
Gorgios Sameras – 3.75 mil (Sunderland)
Aiden Mcgeady – 1.5 mil + Stiliyan Petrov (Aston Villa)

All True,
You heard first from THE BOSS
ohh and plus to everyone saying Kaka isn't worth 100+ mil and also someone said Messi wouldn't either – both players are twice the player Ronaldo is.
  The prolonged transfer saga involving Andrei Arshavin's move to Arsenal looks likely to be resolved early next week after reports emerged that Zenit St Petersburg could let the Russian striker go for £15 million.

Arsenal are officially unaware of any revised bid for the Zenit St Petersburg playmaker, but it is believed the board have authorised new chief executive Ivan Gazidis to go as high as £15m for the Russian.

Such a fee would still fall short of Zenit's public valuation of £18m, but the Russian club are under pressure from Arshavin to sell, having been told by the player he wants to go and having already signed £30m Portugal midfielder Danny from Dinamo Moscow as a replacement.

Arsenal's hopes of signing Arshavin improved recently following reports from Russia claiming that Zenit had invited officials from the Emirates Stadium to discuss a move for the midfielder.

"Zenit have invited Arsenal officials to come to St Petersburg next Tuesday," said club spokesman Alexei Petrov. "This is to show that Zenit does want to find an option which will be acceptable for everyone."

The 27–year–old player has made clear he wants to join Arsenal and sources in Russia say the invitation to Arsenal officials is a gesture by Zenit to show that they do want the deal to go through successfully.

According to the Mail on Sunday, windfalls from the sell–on fees for Lassana Diarra, David Bentley and Fabrice Muamba have ensured there is cash to spend, and the Arsenal board have agreed to make available early cash that was earmarked for the summer.
  Roque Santa Cruz is ready to Join Manchester United on January transfer deadline day. As I have mentioned before Man utd players are urging Sir Alex to sign the Blackburn striker.
  Pompey latest
A fee has been agreed for Pennant, believed to be around £2–3million. He wants to stay at Liverpool but Rafa looks almost certain to be offloading him permanently. Deals with Gary O'Neil and Edu have fallen through, Boro don't want to sell any players until the end of the season and Valencia don't want to sell Edu at this present time, potentially a summer signing.
Apparently we are close to signing Saviola on loan, there has been talks between the two clubs and there could be developments there this week.
Adams is keen to bolster the midfield and is looking at the possibility of signing Viera on loan. This was in one of the national papers this morning so might not be too true but Pompey could hand a premiership return to Robert Earnshaw. Niko Kranjcar is set to sign a new deal very soon along with Sean Davis and Richard Hughes.
  Manchester City have agreed a deal with Manchester City for Didier Drogba the deal was agreed over the weekend i can reveal the transfer fee is in the region of £43.5 – with additional payments that will take the total transfer fee just over £55 million.
  Arsenal to land arshavin, radio reports from zenit saying that discussions are held up due to difference of £18m and £15m valuations, but zenit are keen to get rid of arshavin now rather than have an unhappy player worth less in the summer. dennis lachter has said deal is pretty much done, just waiting on formalities. also kaka money may be used to raid arsenal for clichy and adebayor according to sources in milan. clichy should stay but adebayor should be sold, i cant believe we passed up the opportunity to sell him for more than 25m, but if that price is raised again we should sell now that we have arshavin, eduardo, RVP on fire, wallcott back soon, rosicky back in two months, nasri and bender playing good with late goals finally, i really don't wanna see an overrated paul sackey at arsenal no more
  Im the friend of peter kenyon and he has told me some shocking news chelsea are to sell drogba to inter for a fee of 16m . chech to man city for a 32m fee malouda to bayern for 11m mikael to juventus 14m j.cole liverpool 10m and jose boswinga 15m to ac milan. those deals are going to finance the sighnings of ribery 22m etoo 24m sedorf free daniel alves 25m.given 7m and the capture of antonio valencia 15m as scolari feels he needs to freshen up the squad he is also thinking about bringin in michael owen on a free
  People, you can think whatever you wish but reality is there will not be much spending this window UNLESS as someone stated before Man City make a considerable offer to an English club. I get a feeling City might come in for another ChelsKea as Scolari is not afraid to sell and that team is kinda falling to pieces at d moment. GOOD STUFF!

I support Arsenal and expect us to bring in 2 players but doubt anymore as we do have a few out injured who will be coming back within couple months and Wenger doesn't want to "kill" a young player already on the books lol. Summer we will clear out the dead–wood and bring in some fresh players. Arsenal at the moment DO have the most potential in the league, we just need the right defensive signing and some BELIEF! Come on u gunners fans, lets get behind our team! COME ON THE ARSENAL!!!
  Scott McDonald leaving Celtic this week to join Aston Villa, In return for Petrov to be back at Paradise with wee Sean.
  Man City will definitely sign Kaka and the transfer fee could be up to £150million.

In the summer, they will add Messi for another £150mil. Like Kaka, he doesn't want to leave but Barcelona will have to accept a bid that big.

They will add Drogba for around 25mil and Dirk Kuyt for 18mil.

They will also move for Gareth Barry (18mil) Gigi Buffon (70mil) and will also try and sign John Terry for £50mil. Chelsea are not stupid and they will definitely accept that bid.

Sergio Ramos is also a £40mil target.

Its fantasy football
  Arsenal News

Arshavin will definetly sign now– 13–16 mil.

Also Wenger is interested in signing one of Mahmadou Sakho(PSG), Pape Diakhate(Dyn. Kiev), or Marvin Commppner(hoffenheim) for a centre–back.

Battaglia from Boca Juniors is also interesting Wenger for a defensive midfield position.
  Diego Forlan to Villa soon around 10–15million
  Heart of Midlothian

In – Peter Pekarik (pre–contract from MSK Zilina), Robbert Schilder (loan from Ajax) and Edgar Manucharyan (loan from Ajax).
  To – Liverpool fan

Joe Harts going nowhere thanks.
We have two good keepers in Joe & Kasper. We don't want given, he's been great but we don't need him or Buffon or any other big name keeper. Ta.

Wayne Bridge put in a good debut yesterday, i'm thinking 1 more like him plus kaka and santa cruz (go away bellamy, we don't need you, agree with spurs fans on that one)

Keep your hands off ireland, sturridge, wright–phillips, johnson, evans, etuhu. we don't need to sell anymmore! God bless oil!
  I was told this weekend that Dean Ashton will probably retire in the summer. When Shaun Wright Philips broke Ashtons ankle it was the bit that is also part of the leg at the bottom and not a lot weight can be put on it. Due to this he will retire and take a substantial insurance payout and West Ham will sue FA for compensation.
  With Calderon having resigned his presidency at Real Madrid, whoever becomes the next presidant will try to win over the fans immediately, by bringing in one or two big names. If the new president is Juan Villalonga, expect David Villa and one other big name to be signed, however, if Florentino Perez becomes the new president, expect Ronaldo to join, and Benitez or Mourinho to become the new manager, with Luis Figo as part of their coaching staff, and Zidane as director of football. Also, don't expect Kaka to go to man city just yet, as Real Madrid will match the offer, and offer Kaka culture, weather, and football similar to Milan, and also, guaranteed champions league.
  Aidy boothroyd will be the new norwich city manager by wednesday,taking malky makay as his assistant from watford
  To the person who says Chris Eagles will leave MUFC in the summer, your about 6 months to late! he joined Burnley last summer on a 3 yr contract!
Anyway. . one of my best mates works @ NUFC & Joey Barton has been told he can leave after a falling out with Kinnear, Ferguson is the main target but until Gers agree a fee nothing could happen
  Breaking news

ferguson to aston villa for 3 million

martin o'neill was always a fan of ferguson and is excited to see how he links up with sidwell and barry

hes also looking at mcgeady for if young leaves in the summer

but if young leaves a big name striker will sign to please the fans.
  Just heard barry ferguson is off to villa for somewhere between 2 and 3 million pounds
  Rangers news

mendes if a bid of 5 million is made, spurs or interested
ferguson if a bid of 3 million is made, villa or portsmouth
boyd has had bids accepted but doesn't want to go
bougherra no interest in the moment, but will cost 5 million newcastle or west brown
mcgregor anything over 3 million will be accepted everton or fulham

there will only be signings if boyd or bougherra go.
if boyd goes, dean shiels will sign
if bougherra goes, tonel and stranzl could sign, but more likely to be one now, and one in the summer.
  First, I want to know how people on this wesbite know where teams are going to finish, like the villa fan who thinks Liverpool are suddenly going to drop loads of points and be battling for fith just because aston villa are signing Diego Forlan, please.
On to the Rumours,
I have heard that the AC Milan board are forcing Kaka into a move to Man City because they feel the offer is too good to turn down!
Thank you.
  LFC news!!! Liverpool have singed Ineista as comformied by my colleuge Hitman at Liverpool. . I also work there buy I work in the retail shop he probably works cleaning the loo's can he is chating it!!! Can't say my real name. .Assasin
  Norwich directors have narrowed their preferences for a new manager down to a shortlist of 5. A sixth name may be added if caretaker Bryan Gunn decides he wants to put his name in the ring.

The other five are:

1. Adie Boothroyd
2. Paul Ince
3. Åge Hareide
4. Iain Dowie
5. Lawrie Sanchez

It's understood that the Norwich board are split as to what action to take. Some believe a six month contract is best. Others believe long term stability is necessary. It's likely all of these managers will be asked during their interviews on Monday and Tuesday if they would accept a short term deal. We will have to wait and see how this progresses.
  Barcelona has an offer of 50mil on the table from none other than man city if kaka deal does'nt happen, barca will however like to see who else is interested or see how much more will the mancs go up to. .

liverpool news––– pennant + 8mill in possible swap deal to portsmouth for nico krancjar. .
rafa also wants henry from barca but the owners think he is too old and not for the future. . 11mil. .

looks like mourinho will be next liverpool manager as rafa looks like going to real/man city or inter. . lets wait and see. . people talking on this. .

  Chelsea will sell Drogba to Juventus for £9m, Hilario for £500k to Sporting Lisbon, Paulo Ferreira to Sevilla for £4.5m, Florent Malouda to PSG for £5m and finally Claudio Pizzaro will join Bremen for £2m permanently.
With the income of £21m from those sales,
Luis Fabiano will join for £14.5m with Ferreira going the other way, Royston Drenthe will join Chelsea for £11m and Joaquin will join for £8m.
  Celtic transfer business. Celtic are set to sign 3 loan players Darron Gibson, Javier Garrido and Ched Evans from Man Utd and Man City with views to permanant moves for £1m(Gibson) £1.5m(Evans) and £2m(Garrido).
  Yohann Gourcuff to Arsenal in the summer for 6 to 8 million depending on apperances, wenger will sign arshavin this month along with either a defender or holding midfielder. then during the summer reshuffle of positions nasri will play outside left, gourcuff outside right and arshavin dedicated centre forward along with the fully recover eduardo.

by the way utd are 800 million in debt they won't sign augero or benzema.
  I have just finished lunch with top merseyside football agent Thomas Jones and he has told me that there are going to be Two major signins in the north west this week. The first One is an Everton signing which will be David Nuggent from Pompey for 7–8 Million which should be done and dusted by Tuesday PM. Everton have also signed a right back from Sligo Rangers and will be unveiled at the same time.
The other signing will for the other side of merseyside and a more high profile signing. This is the stylish Argintine footballer Juan Roman Riquelme. This is a loan signing till the end of the season with a vue to a perminant move in the summer. The paper were sent via DHL form melwood on friday. He is expected to be unveiled on Thursday morning. This should be Liverpools only movement in the window

A Red in the Know YNWA
  News about Arabs Legend Paul Sturrock that his tenure at Plymouth is coming to a close. Glenn Roeder and Ian Holloway are on top of list to take the big man's place.

Come back hame Luggy
  Rite 2 the lad that said this

Sunderland afc news

k jones will leave for £17 million to spurs with a cisse recommended player coming to safc, (no names yet)
whitehead £2 million to hull,
murphy will be sold for £1 million to wolves,
also sammy hyppia will be signed for £2.5 million
also watch for a big name coming on loan poss bent as part of jones deal.
also gorden not in the side for 4 weeks not for ankle injury but was cought in bed with a man and his wife went off it hahahaha, so now known a gay gorden,

cheers the whisperman
safc for life

dean whithead is not leaving he is my step cousin and my father asked him is he leaving he said no and ricky sbragia cleary stated that jones and whitehead are not for sale
but dean has told my that sbragia is after 2 premiership experienced center backs
hyppia won't be signed now as liverpool need him as back–up he may go if rafa signs a new cb this month unlikley tho

now for sum liverpool rumors

rafa will sign a new 5 year contract giving him more or less full control over transfers
his targets for this month are (due to lack of funds)
a left back navarro from sevilla 6million or part of pennent deal
angel lafita 3 million
elano 4–6 million
adriano loan


pennent 4 million or part of navarro deal
degen loan maybe to lazio hull

dannylfc here cums number 19
  Owen coyle is after a striker and celtic's chris killen might be on his way to turf moor for a fee around £150k. also bristol ciy's bradley orr is wanted by owen coyle and the fee for him could be around £150k aswell

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