Football Rumours Archive April 01 2010


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01 Apr 2010 22:29:53
Liverpool Summer Transfer Business
–Gonzalo Higuan 20M
–Javi Martinez 12M/Steven Ireland 10M
–Juan Mata 20M/Arda Turan 12M
–Joe Cole free
–Kjaer 12M
–Jovanavic free
–Riera 12M
–Benayoun 15M
–Aurelio free
total spending about 25M will be very possible especially considering there are funds left over from winter sales. Add these to the normal 20M per summer budget. Title winning team for next year


01 Apr 2010 21:52:23
To the Clown who said..
Chelsea INS– expect top young players such as pirlo

The guy is in his mid 30's i'm sure u mean Pato but then, you can't copy and paste from championship manager can you.

real rumour: Arsenal to sign Green. Chelsea to get Neymar. Man U to get Rodwell. Liverpool to get nobody and City to get whoever they want unfortunatly..
Fox the Gooner


01 Apr 2010 21:56:15

SWP had a Massive bust up at Carrington with the Manager today.. Cook, Marwood and management have lost control. This is no small storm the players want a full regime change


01 Apr 2010 21:26:07
To this guy

01 Apr 2010 14:16:06

Walcott to Liverpool! Seriously.why do scousers think. Your a Nob !

real news : squads next year ..
Man City : Buffon, A.Cole, Toure, lescott, Maicon, Johnson, gago, martinez, quaresma, tevez, adebayor

Liverpool: Reina, insua, kjaer, agger, johnson, babel, mascherano/aquilani, gerrard, hazard(possibly), aguero, torres.. an also c.cole


01 Apr 2010 21:12:18
Man u Ins–no one short on money fergie feels his team is strong enough since they have done well without Ronaldo this season.if they do buy expect young players like smalling. Chelsea INS– expect top young players such as pirlo, aguero, and balotelli to join. Arsenal INS– arsenal to bring in Joe hart as wenger is pleased with how he has progressed this season. Liverpool–expect a clearout as Rafa has realized that players such as Lucas and babel are not good enough to play for Liverpool.silva, higuian, taiwo, and Joe Cole


01 Apr 2010 21:03:23
I'm sure mourinho will leave inter this season 58 percent on a sky sports poll said he will and mourinho himself has expressed how he does not like Italian football. I have heard that mourinho is going to Liverpool to prove to the world that e can bring success to every club he goes too. Rafa's time is up with Liverpool as the owners have never liked him anyway. Mourinho to come in to help bring new investment to the club because what person would not want to own the team that mourinho is in charge of.


01 Apr 2010 20:22:58
Listen james thomas who said that eden hazard has said he will only join athletico madrid or lyon should he leave lille are u stupid or just don't know what your saying because he has clearly stated in the past and he said it about a month ago that if he leaves lille it would be for or arsenal so i don't know where your coming from and now to arsenal rumours here is the arsenal squad for next season

Neur or lloris/Almunia/Mannone
Van De Wiell/Sagna

Gooner N1


01 Apr 2010 19:38:21
GERRARD to REAL 38 million euros
liverpool to sign crouch 12 mill, jose antonio reyes 10 mill, joao mouthino (replacement for gerrard) sergio aguero also expresses interest in joining liverpool


01 Apr 2010 19:24:11
West ham to have 20mil+ sales in the summer with some quality players rather than quantity needed. Mido will sign for 2.5mil along withInzaghi from ac milan. Traore from arsenal on loan for a season to play left back, belhadj will sign for 3mil aswell to play left back/mid. jamie o'hara will sign if they pay 6mil to spurs as he will get regualr game time if parker leaves. ilan and other loans wil be sent back, dyer will be sold for £1mil if not fit until end of the season, parker will stay so will noble, collison and upson if zola signs quality reinforcements. a centre back will be signed for big money with around £6–10mil saved from sales and original £20mil to have competition for upson and gabbidon and tomkins. this player will be wheater from middlesborough or yobo from everton


01 Apr 2010 17:52:19
Arsenal Squad Next Season

Green / Mannone / Szczesny

VDW / Eboue

Clichy / Gibbs

Vermarlen / Campbell / Gallas / Bartley

Walcott / Nasri

Arsharvin / Rosisky

Fabregas / Diaby / Song

Hazard / Ramsey

Van Persie / Chamakh

C.Cole / Bendtner


01 Apr 2010 17:43:31
To person that put cloud nine rumors i think youre on cloud nine if you think liverpool will want Roy Hogson to be their manager rafa will stay at anfield and buy Arda Turan(8 million) Simon Kjaer (8 million) milan Jovanovic (already
signed) and Taye Taye Tawio (5 million)


01 Apr 2010 17:36:49
Liverpool team – Fact

Sold Gerrard \ Riera \ Aurelio \ Babel \ Skertel \Cavalieria \ Spearing \ Irwin \El Zhar \ Plessis \ Nemeth

2 Players comming in – 1 forward – 1 Midfield

No owners coming in

for everything else there is mastercard..

Johnson right mid
Torres forward
Kuyt Forward
Benayoun left mid



01 Apr 2010 17:25:18
P.S. I have heard that Steve Bruce wants to partner Carton Cole with Darren Bent at Sunderland.


01 Apr 2010 17:30:03
To the person that said
"Arsenal need a gk, 3 cb, a cdm, a left footed mid, 2 forwards=8 signnings in all excluding youngsters lik hazard, ander, savic, etc
ppl plzzz gime som suggestion!!gud1s
gooner nd (a steward at the emirates)!!"
I can admit that arsena could do with a good goalkeeper but with man utd and chelsea going for lloris and akinfeev arsenal will not pay over the odds as arsene seems to prefer to buy potential rather than proven superstars, if arsene does go for a keeper, expect it to either be an english name or some unheard of player, nothing over the 10mil mark anyway if he even does decide to relegate almunia to the bench which i think would be unlikely.
in the defence, i would like to see three good centre halves come in and be happy sitting on the bench for most of the season, expect gallas to sign a contract extension and keep playing alongside the verminator for at least another season, also i have been hearing good reports about havard nordtveit from nurnberg so expect him to make the step up onto the first team next season where he can provide cover for CB and also for alex song as he has been playing in the CDM position aswell. i also expect johann djourou to be like a new signing when he comes back, i do concede that we could use one centre half signing and i believe the favourites to be hangeland and boateng, in the forwrds Chamakh is as good as done and with van persie back there are more than enough options inthose two and bendtner along with eduardo and vela, as for a left footed midfielder i beleive that jack wilshere is more than capable of challenging for the first team next season, the future of england and arsenal football


01 Apr 2010 17:21:30
The following transfers will happen in the summer

Defoe – Spurs – Man Utd
Berbatov – Man Utd – Spurs (swap deal)
Balotelli – Inter – Arsenal 15million (unsettled at Inter)
Higuain – R.Madrid – Liverpool 20million (fall out with Ronaldo)
Robben – Munich – Inter
Ribery – Munich – R.Madrid
Palacios – Spurs – Barca 15million(suprising i know)
Modric – Spurs – Liverpool 10million(wants Champions League football)
Robinho – Man City – Barcelona 20million
Bullard – Hull – Wigan
Bojan – Barcelona – Munich loan deal


01 Apr 2010 17:02:34
Tottenham will attempt to sign 3–4 players in the summer including Sandro. Modric, Lennon, Defoe, Bale, Gomes, Dawson, Corluka, Huddlestone and Pavlyuchenko will all stay. Keane, Jenas, O'Hara will leave. Keane will be sold for approx 10mil to Villa or Sunderland, Jenas for 8mil to Sunderland or Birmingham and O'Hara to Bolton or Hull for 4mil. We will sign Van der Vaart to replace Jenas for 10mil+ from Real, Sandro as we know will replace O'Hara and Luis Fabiano is likely to be signed to replace Keane and partne Defoe. Palacios may also leave if the right offer comes in as Man Utd and AC Milan are apparently interested with us quoting 18mil+ putting off certain clubs. He is a vital player, but his distribution is poor and Redknapp feels if a good offer comes in he may need to sell, as he can find a similar minded player with better qualities on the ball and the same off it, in Diarra of Real, who he was with at Pompey. They want 15mil+ which is reasonable and can be bargained down by the fact we also want VDV and can therefore agree a joint deal as we have good relationships with Real Madrid, who are looking to sell more players this summer following their dissapointing Champions League campaign, in order to may room for new signings such as Ribery etc, that Perez wants to sign. Expect this in all to lose us money, but it will be a great step towards the Champions League.


01 Apr 2010 17:09:49
Corrections regarding your post's!!

spurs will not be buying carew! they have better and will buy better than him. also the rumours for pienaar, diarra and cole are all just paper talk! all very talented player's but harry will not be making moves for any of those player's, regarding woodgate spurs have invested way too much tim and money in getting the player right and under top class consultants were told to invest in the players treatment and rehab! but like the post said if all fails then a replacement will be bought BUT not kjaer the player in question will be micah richards!! also incoming will be scott parker who will full fill his ambition to play for his beloved tottenham hotspur, other players on harry's radar are bellamy a left back replacement for bae or as cover for bale depending on and where harry plays bale? l/b or l/m, other arrivals are one or maybe two squad players?? and if pavaluychenco and that is now a big IF then k/j, huntelaar will be brought in, a keeper will be arriving but it will not be the celtic keeper nor will it be foster!! foster will be going to birmingham if joe hart returns to man city the last two will be the very very highly rated in world youth football jack mclnerney from the USA and golden ball winner sani emmanuel from nigeria


01 Apr 2010 16:34:22
Man United for summer clear out
expect big transfers
Man United In: Smalling, J.Cole, David Villa, David Silva.
Out:Vidic–Real Madrid, Owen–West Ham(if they stay up), Berbatov–A.C Millan, Obertan–Bordeaux, Tosic–CSKA Moskow, Anderson–Lyon, Kuzcack–Bordeaux, Rooney–Real Madrid.
Man United starting 11 4–2–3–1

Van der Sar



David Silva

David Villa

Bench: Foster, Brown, Smalling, Giggs, Park, Nani, Macheda.

Liverpool for ireland as replacement for gerrard who will leave for real madrid
Lassana Diarra and Stephen pieneer will go to spurs,
Chamaakh and C.Cole to Arsenal
Maicon and buffon to Man city
Ashley Cole to real madrid
ribery to real madrid
Chelsea to buy van der Vaart
Real Madrid will win Champions league next year
Real Madrid Starting 11 4–1–4–1







01 Apr 2010 15:53:09
To the 'in the know' reporter from Burton, are you sure you are not being serious? I was with a very famour actress and the Archbishop of Canterbury this very afternoon for tea. He told us the exact same story about Messi at the Pirrelli. No smoke with fire eh? He did also mention that Billy Davies would leave Nottigham Forest for a much bigger club in the summer.


01 Apr 2010 15:09:15
Any West Ham News? The papers have suddenly gone dry on all matters West Ham at the moment!!


01 Apr 2010 14:16:06

Walcott to Liverpool! Seriously..why do scousers think this is even feasible? Walcott was signed for £10m as a 16yr old. He would cost a minimum £18m now and Liverpool don't have that sort of money. Nor do Arsenal have any need or reason to sell. The lad will travel to South Africa and probably make quite an impact. Liverpool won't be playing Champions League football next season and Benitez will be gone with an overhaul of all the complete crap he's bought over the last few years (Degen, Lucas, Babel..)

Babel to Arsenal: Chamakh has signed, so add Van Persie, Bendtner, Arshavin, Walcott, Vela, Eduardo into the mix and why would AFC want to buy Babel? He offers nothing Arsenal haven't already got. Non starter.

Cole to Everton: I know crack is the drug of choice in Liverpool, but you lot need to stop toking the pipe so much! Like Cole is ever going to go to Everton. There's only ONE northern club he will consider – Utd. Cole wants to stay in London, Spurs and Arsenal to battle it out for his signature if Utd can't conclude a deal.

Villa, Silva to Utd: Toilet talk! Villa will be off, but he'll stay in spain unless Chelsea or City make a lucrid bid. The guy is edging 29 so wouldn't give Chelsea the spring of youth they're desperately looking for. Utd can't afford them. Possibly Silva, but with Nani signing a new deal it looks doubtful. The money will be spent on Rodwell.

Mourinho to Liverpool: This one stinks as bad as a second hand vindaloo! LFC will part company with Benitez, but budget restrictions, lack of a new ground, no Champions League etc will mean that they'll look to either Hodgson or Hughes to take the reins. Free transfers, bargain eastern europeans and promising championship players will make the bulk of Liverpools summer signings. Unless of course Torres and Gerrard are sold. In which case, the new manager will be given a percentage of the funds to build his own team. If its Hughes, expect Roque Santa Cruz to arrive.
Mourinho is heading to Spain. Real Madrid with its riches and glacticos is too much to resist. The English return is purely a smokescreen. He wants the Utd job, but Fergie's not ready to go yet.


01 Apr 2010 14:52:34

United will get the usual 20 mil to spend plus any from the sales for the summer.

Manchester United are looking at different goalkeepers to succeed VD Sar, but the chances of SAF buying one now is v.low, because VD Sar will be 1st choice come next season. Ben Foster might be be given 1 more chance to prove himself (but this v.unlikely), if not then he will be sold for around 5–6 mil. When he goes Ron–Robert Zieler will be used as 3rd choice keeper. Tomasz Kuszak is likley to be not sold and will be kept as 2nd choice keeper (SAF reckons he has potential).
Goalkeeper Transfer
No–one this year, but definitely next year
Ben Foster (v.likely)to Aston Villa – 5–6 mil
GK's united are looking at:
Manuel Neuer – 10–15 mil
Hugo Lloris – 10 mil
David de Gea – 5 – 10 mil
Igor Akinfeev – 15 mil

Gary Neville will sign a new contract keeping him at united for another year.There have been speculations about if Nemanja Vidic will leave or not. Knowing SAF he will accept a bid around 25+mil for Vidic. If this is so, then expect Jack Rodwell of Everton to join for around 18–20 mil plus add ons and maybe Owen added on. Also Chris Smalling has will join in the summer (a fee which has been already agreed upon with Fulham). Also De Laet is bound to be loaned out to a newly promoted club or to a top championship club for 1st team experience, this is so that he can make way for a fellow Belgian player called Marnick Vermijl.
Defence transfer
Chris Smalling from Fulham (Done Deal on 26th Jan 10) – 8mil
Jack Rodwell from Everton (If Vidic is sold) – 18–20 mil +add ons (and maybe Michael Owen)
Marnick Vermijl – 300K
Nemanja Vidic to Ac Milan – 25 mil
Ritchie De Laet (newly promoted club or a top championship club) – season long loan

Paul Scholes to follow VD Sar, Neville and Giggs and sign a 1year extension on his contract. Owen Hargreaves has started to prove his fitness so a replacement maybe not needed. SAF is getting impatient with Anderson and so he bound to be sold for around 10–13 mil to maybe Lyon. Darren Gibson will start to get more games come next season. If anyone in central midfield is brought then it is bound to be Joe Cole for free. SAF will not use him as a winger to as a rotation in attacking midfield.
Central Midfield transfer
Joe Cole from Chelsea – Free
Anderson to Lyon – 10–13 mil

David Silva will not join because he will cost too much. Ryan Giggs will be used as backup and will tutor Angel Di Maria who will be brought for around 18–20 mil and maybe add ons. All the rumours about Nani leaving are a load of crap. He is a good player and has his nights were doesn't play well. He will be competing, come next season, for a 1st team place with Valencia on the right wing, but if Nani is unable to prove himself in the 2010/2011 season then he will be sold before the start of the 2011/2012 season. Danny Welbeck will return from his loan and will probably stay as backup for United, so when someone is injured he can come to the aid. Zoran Tosic will be sold for 5 mil to Cologne.
Winger transfer
Danny Welbeck from PNE – Loan return
Angel Di Maria from Benfica – 18–20 mil (maybe add ons aswell)
Zoran Tosic to Cologne – 5 mil

David Villa will not join because he is to expensive and old. Wayne Rooney will not be moving to Real Madrid or even Barcelona and Dimitar Berbatov will not be sold at the end of season after recent form (hopefully going into next season he will take that form of his with him). Kiko Macheda will be loaned out to a newly promoted team, maybe Newcastle for the whole season. Mame Biram Diouf will be sent on to loaned out to a team who survived relegation (that is only if Owen is not sold). Owen maybe used as bait to lure Jack Rodwell, if not then he might sold to Aston Villa for around 2–3 mil.
Foward transfer
Kiko Macheda to Newcastle – season long loan
Mame Biram Diouf (if Owen is not sold) – season long loan
Owen to Everton – exchange

Finally SAF WILL be united's manager come next season.

Manchester United line up for 2010/2011 season:

Formation – 4–3–3

GK – E.VD Sar

RB – Rafael da Silva
CB – Rio Ferdinand (C)
CB – Jonny Evans
LB – Patrice Evra

CM – Darren Fletcher
DM – Owen Hargreaves
CM – Michael Carrick/Ji–Sung Park

WGR – Antonio Valencia
ST – Wayne Rooney
WGL – Angel di Maria

Thomasz Kuszak
Jack Rodwell
John O'Shea
Darren Gibson
Joe Cole
Dimitar Berbatov

Ron–Robert Zieler

Marnick Vermijl
Gary Neville
Wes Brown
Fabio da Silva
Chris Smalling
Ritchie De Laet (Loaned)

Paul Scholes
Rodrigo Possenbon
Danny Welbeck
Ryan Giggs

Mame Biram Diouf
Kiko Macheda (loaned)


01 Apr 2010 13:48:19
I think a lot of people like to think thay are keen on the world of transfers but as i am the son of a well established agent in the uk heres how its gonna be..

real will bid for both rooney and vidic but only 1 bid will be a success.

barcalona will be off loading henry with liverpool looking most likely for the french man.

chelsea will spend big very big win or lose the title with half the team getting on quite a bit now.

manchester united to bring in villa but not silva as he is on his way to real.

the gunners will do the same as they do every year and bring 1 or 2 known players and a lot of unknown young players. with walcott going to liverpool in a swap deal for babel.

robbie keane will heading for aston villa with carew going the other way.

The surprise of the market will be wolves doyle. with as much as 5 top english teams wanting his signeture.


01 Apr 2010 14:01:38
To the idiot who wrote this..

''Hugo Rodallega to Liverpool DONE DEAL.

And for the last time Aqualani cost nothing, I repeat nothing, I repeat nothing like £20m. If the fee is to reach £20m then he needs to play 300 games, Liverpool win the League and Champions League. As it stands he cost £8m.''

If Aquilani cost nothing as you said at the beginning how has he cost £8million so far ha ha ha.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Celtic fans are the most deluded on here.

Liverpool have no money and with the Champions league place almost taken you will not get the £30 million from that. You may bleat on about new inverstors but with the new rule being enfoced by Fifa you will not be able to spend more than your income and unless you have a new ground sorted and sort those debts out it will take 10–15 years of rebuilding to even consider spending big on players, expect Liverpool to spend £20 mill tops plus any sales. Arsenal are the same, Wenger is probably one of the best if not the best manager for working on a budget and for the success he has got and he will not upset team balance by bringing in 5–6 players expect 3 players tops to replace outgoing players. If he can keep hold of the young squad he has assembled so far then in 3 years they will be awesome, i hate to admit this, i am a Spurs fan.
If Everton sign Bastos then they will be signing one of the best left wingers in the world. The lad is amazing, powerful left foot and free kicks are incredible. However it will not be for £6 mill. Bastos will command around £10 mill easy.

Tottenham to let Keane, Jenas, Woodgate and BAE leave along with fringe players, O'Hara to stay unless a suitable offer comes in then expect to see the emergance of young talent like Livermore, Parrett and Bostock, Sandro deal has been completed for £6 million rising to £9 mill on champs league etc. Jenas to go to Inter (shocking) or Villa as a replacement for Reo–coker who is off to Sunderland, If Villa don't sell Reo expect Jenas at the Stadium light with all the other Spurs Cast off's.
Kjaer was seen as an ideal replacement for Woody who will ultimately be retiring due to injury but seeing as Ledley is doing one more season we have adequate cover with Bassong, Dawson (who has been superb) and Kaboul we will not sign another CB. Expect Belhadj to come in for BAE who is returning to France, Most probably Lyon.
Bentley to stay until Jan at least as he has changed considerably lately. Keane will be allowed to go to Celtic permanantely in a swap deal involving Artur Boruc.
also expect GDS to go on loan for another season as if Tottenham sell him they will have to pay 25% of the fee to Barca. Also in this time if he makes an impact he will stay. Taarabt will be sold to Newcastle on thier imminent promotion for £4mill, Hughton knows him well from his Spurs days.


01 Apr 2010 13:24:05
arsene has realised he needs to sign a GK and a CB in the summer without fail. silvestre and senderos are set to leave, and campbell will not last the distance for another season. couple that with gallas suddenly getting injured 3 times in succession and djourou out for such a long time, vermaelen is the only reliable centre back at the club. djourou will of course be fit for next season and nordtveit may well be given his chance as a fringe player next season.
fabianksi will leave, almunia will stay on for one more season, but that's it. expect one of mannone or szczesny to go out on loan next season.
goalkeeper coming in looks to be Manuel Neuer. £10m should do it, especially if we conclude a deal before the WC.
in defence, it looks like its Jerome Boateng. at 6'3, big strong athletic player, relishes the physical side of the game and is good on the ball. a great replacement for gallas. sakho will not come, he's a left footer, we have vermaelen.
a DCM in the form of Senna will also come in for £4m. follow that up with a bid for Hazard of about £10m. the new contract he signed with Lille was only to ensure he wouldn't leave for cheap in the summer, much like what happened with Felipe Melo 2 summers ago. finally, Chamakh on a free.

recap: out: campbell, silvestre, senderos, merida (all free), fabianski(3), eduardo(loan), vela(7), gilbert(free), traore(4), barazite(1), mannone(loan), eastmond(loan).
in: neuer(10), boateng(11), senna(4), hazard(10), chamakh(free).
back from loan/work permit: wellington silva, sam galindo, JET, lansbury, szczesny, simpson, botelho.


01 Apr 2010 13:28:12
Arsenal need a gk, 3 cb, a cdm, a left footed mid, 2 forwards=8 signnings in all excluding youngsters lik hazard, ander, savic, etc
ppl plzzz gime som suggestion!!gud1s
gooner nd (a steward at the emirates)!!


01 Apr 2010 13:40:08
To the person who said "bastos will go to everton for 6 million." sorry not going to happen because lyon bought him for 23 million euros last summer so the won't turn around and sell him for 6 million
Some real rumours:
Benayoun–Man City
Silva–Man U
Neur–Man U
Marcos Senna–Arsenal
Man u, Chelsea, Arsenal will all have 1 more huge signing


01 Apr 2010 12:31:00
"31 Mar 2010 22:48:53
100% gonna happen david silva and villa to man utd and james milner.very reliable source"

ok..and i'm being scouted by barcelona as a lone striker. one of these MAY happen. i'd be somewhat surprised if two did, but good luck getting me to believe united are signing all three.

your boys at OT are looking at manuel neuer of schalke as a replacement for VDS, despite the fact that he's been pulling some top class stuff out of his dresser lately.

also, unless nani really starts to earn his stripes, cover for the left is actively being sought in (like you said) silva, di maria and joe cole. i'll put my money on the englishman as in the past he has said he's keen on united, could be available on a free and will help on the homegrown rule.



01 Apr 2010 12:16:26
Hugo Rodallega to Liverpool DONE DEAL.

And for the last time Aqualani cost nothing, I repeat nothing, I repeat nothing like £20m. If the fee is to reach £20m then he needs to play 300 games, Liverpool win the League and Champions League. As it stands he cost £8m.


01 Apr 2010 12:07:13
Arsenal fan still on planet earth here

our team next year will be
cesc fab


01 Apr 2010 11:54:50

here is a french article which i want all of you to get translated, its about eden hazrad of lille, in the article he cleary states he has no intentions of playing in the premier league and should he ever leave lille it would have to benefit lille, he also states that even if it is a great offer for lille football club it has to be from 1 of 2 teams. athletico madrid or lyon. so all this talk of arsenal for 10 million is nonesense, so stop with the rumours of him please!!
the website:

these are some dead certs according to the various sites ive looked at

jack rodwell– manchester united– 28 million
steven ireland– liverpool– 9 million
eliro elia– arsenal– 11 million
steven pienaar– chelsea– 25 million
jermaine jenas– west ham– 5 million
ryan babel– galatasaray– 9 million
axel wistel– everton– 6 million
klaas jan huntelaar– everton 12 million

james thomas :)


01 Apr 2010 12:04:25
Michel bastos will sign for everton this summer for 6 million along with kalou from chelsea
watch this space i guarentee it happens


01 Apr 2010 11:28:40
Please note that this is not a serious rumour, it is purely in order to mock some of the ridiculous rumours that get posted on here. Do not take it seriously.

I was taking a stroll through the Derbyshire town of Wirksworth today when I happened to bump into Lionel Messi's uncles, neice's, Hairdresser's, Plumber's, Grandma's dog, who coincidentally, I am best mates with me. The dog, named Brian, informed me that whilst Messi was in England for the Arsenal match, he popped up to the East Midlands to the Pirelli Stedium to meet with Burton Albion manager Paul Peschisolido withregards to a summer switch to the Brewers.
Then, myself and Brian were joined by our good friend the Archbishop of Cantebury who informed us that Burton were prepared to offer Barcelona £200 mllion for Messi's services, an offer which had been accepted. The club were only able to offer such a substantial fee because they have recently been bought by American business tycoon, Bill Gates, who saw the Brewers as the perfect investment opportunity.
As opposed to offering Messi a set contract, he has offered Lionel a brand new version of Windows 7 and he also promised to reveal to Mess, who actually came up with the idea for Windows 7.
With Lionel Messi's keen interest in television adverts, he decided to accept the offer as h was frustrated and confused with the amount of people who have claimed to have invented Windows 7, although the Argentine has placed a bet on it being the bloke who claim he came up with the idea for Windows 7 whilst on the treadmill at the gym.
Messi, who has been described as the ne Maradonna, was quick to dismiss these claims, stating that he felt he was actualy the new Juan Sebastian Veron, does have one slight reservation to joining Burton. He will refuse to join the Brewers unless he is given a 100% assurance that Peschisolido remains as manager. This has become the case since the 5 foot 7 inch former Dery County super sub an current Burton boss, has been rumoured to be leaving the Pirelli as the Canadian Olympic Associatio see him as being the missing piece of their 2012 jigsaw and hae offered him a place in the Canadian Olympic Basketball team, therefore putting his Burton future in danger.

So people, watch this space. Lionel Messi could soon be wearing the yellow and black of Burton Albion.


01 Apr 2010 11:17:30
Mario Balotelli to Rubin Kazan for £25m done deal


01 Apr 2010 10:57:11
Maurinho is teasing the press with some of his quotes but he knows he will be at LFC next season. Benitez is off to pastures new, most likely Real Madrid. The compensation LFC will receive will go towards his wages (Maurinho can walk away without LFC hving to pay anything to Inter due to a clause in his contract). The club will have new owners. Hicks will retain 20%, Gillett will sell completely. There will be a healthy if not huge transfer budget and work will commence on the new stadium once the new owners have cleared the debt. Purslow will be gone as soon as the deal is complete and a new Cheif Exec will come in.


01 Apr 2010 10:57:25
Upon recommendation from Malcolm Elias (the guy who disocvered Theo Walcott), Swansea are to sign Callum Stewart from Histon.


01 Apr 2010 10:21:00
The only reason Eden Hazard signed a new contract with Lille was so that they don't lose him for cheap in the summer. mark my words, he will move. the only thing that's changed is that clubs who want him will have to pay in excess of £10m. Arsenal, madrid, utd and barca are all interested, if it becomes a bidding war, arsenal will lose out.
chamakh WILL come to arsenal in the summer. rumours about Morimoto, C Cole and Balotelli are wide of the mark. the only striker wenger will consider is lacina troare.
a goalkeeper will be signed. its a three way choice between Green, Neuer and Lloris. my option would b Neuer.
in defence, Jerome Boateng rumours are growing in pace and credibility. he would cost about £11m. van der Wiel has also been mentioned, but for him to be signed, one of Eboue or Sagna would have to be sacrificed. Wenger does not want this.
a midfield back up enforcer looks set to come in, cue Marcos Senna.
so, in: Neuer £10m, Boateng £11m, Hazard £10m, Senna £5m, Chamakh Free.
out: Fabianksi £3m, Senderos Free, Silvestre Free, Merida Free, Vela £8m, Traore £5m, Campbell retire and join coaching staff, Eduardo loan, Mannone loan.
plus: nordtveit, wellington silva(january 2011), galindo, JET, lansbury, simpson and botelho will come in.
squad: GK: Neuer, Almunia, Szczesny
RB: Sagna, Eboue
LB: Clichy, Gibbs, Botelho
CB: Boateng, Vermaelen, Gallas, Djourou, Nordtveit
DCM: Song, Senna, Eastmond
M: Fabregas, Diaby, Rosicky, Ramsey, Denilson, Wilshere, JET, Galindo
AM: Arshavin, Nasri, Walcott, Hazard, Lansbury, Wellington
CF: vPersie, Chamakh, Bendtner, Simpson


01 Apr 2010 09:40:41
LFC NEWS: Rafa will be gone at the end of the season! This has been a mutal agreement between the club and Rafa! This has not been said in public yet because of the takeover and financial position of the club. The Rhone Group's bid is to bring out other investors and force bids for the club. Christian Purslow is only at LFC currently because RBS want him there, his job is to ensure that the debt is cleared or reduced by a minimum of 100 million. The bank wants alot more of the debt clearing! if not all, so his job is to try and find a complete takeover of the club if that is a possibility. There are three investors being considered for full take over with the Rhone Group fourth with just the forty percent. This will come to fruition in the next few weeks. The wisper is H&G will sell. Hicks will retain twenty percent after the take over. Gillet to walk away in full. Now the reason key players such as Reina, Masch, Torres have turned to pledge their futures to LFC is Purslow held meetings with all key players to explain that the club will have new ownership and new investment! They have been made aware that the new owners will be there to wipe out the complete debt! The stadium build will get the green light! They have also been told that Jose Mourhino is ready to take over as manager come the end of the season. This will all take place over the next eight weeks. I have not given details of potential buyers because we have read about them over the last eighteen months. Players to be brought in? I'm not Jose so I don't know. LFC JP


01 Apr 2010 03:47:44
Liverpool to sign james mccarthy. he is seen as a like for like replacement for the aging steven gerrard who will go to real in a deal bringing higuain to anfield. higuain has fallen out with the faery princess ronaldo and will be shown the door regardless of his goals as cr9 is a money making machine not just a mere footballer. although higuain will be coveted by many clubs liverpool have first refusal (part of the alonso deal) and he is keen to link up with the argentine contingent and play along torres. Money on this shouldn't be an issue regardless of incoming investment with gerrard most likely having a higher price despite his poor season. CL qualification has a implications in the above so I am not promising anything, just a rumour with some reasonable circumstantial evidence to back it up.


01 Apr 2010 06:28:02
As requested, Pompey news:

Marc Wilson is to move to either Swindon or Leeds.

Nadir Belhadj is almost certainly going to be a Liverpool player next season.

Papa Bouba Diop and Kevin–Prince Boateng are wanted by Wigan and Newcastle, and Tal Ben–Haim and Hassan Yebda are to move to Everton and Rangers respectively.


01 Apr 2010 07:30:44
To Malik 'in the know'..

There is some fact in what you are saying, even though everyone is laughing at you. Everton are looking at Hazard and Abou, but there is no chance they will get the former as he wants premier league football. And the latter is being looked at by half the Premiership thanks to a rumoured low price tag and a high profile.

The rest is rubbish though. On to some real rumours:

Liverpool to sign: Raul, Cole, Dida, Jovanovic and Ireland (Out: Riera, Degen, Plessis, Cavalieri and sadly Benayoun OR Babel..)

Chelsea: Set to spend big – don't be surprised if they put silly offers in for the best young British talent around. Rodwell, Cattermole, Muamba, Shawcross and plenty of other recent U21s. many of these will initially be part of the second eleven, with a view to progressing as Chelsea's current stars age.

Man United: Like Liverpool will sign mostly frees, even if Rooney goes to Madrid, which I doubt. They are also after Cole in a big way.

Arsnela: Eden Hazard, Juste About and maybe Ryan Babel


01 Apr 2010 08:02:52
Legitimate news:
Liverpool are increasingly interested in 21yr old javi martinez, Benitez has long been an admirer and looks set to place a £10million bid for the talented spaniard.

Albert Reira will leave the club on loan to spartak moscow with option of contract.

Hugo Rodallega is a surprise target, martinez is willing to sell him for at least £14Million.

Steven Ireland could sign for £15million.

Athletico madrid striker sergio aguero has talked with fellow argentines mascherano and maxi rodriguez and could be persuaded to switch to the anfield club. It has been thought that liverpool manager rafael benitez would offer £40million plus either ryan babel or yossi benayoun.


01 Apr 2010 01:28:09
Any more Pompey news?


01 Apr 2010 00:59:00
The latest audited accounts for Preston North End have shown a loss of £9.1m for the first half of 2009.

The Bank of Scotland and businessman Trevor Hemmings have provided emergency loans to PNE during 2009 to the value of £13m to keep the club afloat.

PNE also recieved another £1m from Hemmings just last month and a further £8m is now required by the club this year, just to cover their day to day debts.

PNE's assets currently stand at £33m which is outweighed by the mounting debt of over £35m in 2009 which can increase to over £40m by the end of the 2010 season.PNE are now odds on to become the next british football club to become financially Bankrupt.

On the pitch..Defender Youl Mawene has been asked to take a 30% reduction on his new contract, if he wants remain at Deepdale for another 2 seasons.

Fergie Jr has been forced to accept that there will have to be a clear out of his current squad in the summer because of the cash crisis.

Club assets including Andy Lonergan, Ross Wallace & Sean St.Ledger will be sold to keep the club afloat during the 2010/2011 season.


01 Apr 2010 00:36:37
Liverpool fc
outs: riera, benayoun, babel, degen, itandje, aquilani
ins: turan, joe cole, jovanovic, zarate, kolarov, martinez and bullard(if hull go down)


31 Mar 2010 23:59:38
Liverpool scout was at the arsenal game tonight looking at theo. Possible p/ex for babel


31 Mar 2010 23:13:25
Good news for you PNE fans coming from Manchester. Heard that Matty James and Ritchie de Laet will come on season long loans, while one of the reserve goalkeepers may also be on the way.


31 Mar 2010 23:10:37
Danny wilson still has 18 months on his contract. im a friend of danny n he said that hes no gny sign a new contrat untill december to c uf hes getting regular games. he has been offered 8 grand a week plus 15% increase each year to stay


31 Mar 2010 22:48:53
100% gonna happen david silva and villa to man utd and james milner.very reliable source



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