Football Rumours Archive February 01 2009


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I have it on good authority (I cannot reveal my source) that Robbie Keane will be left out of the Liverpool squad tomorrow due to him being transferred to Tottenham for £11m plus Jenas!
You heard it here first!
  Expect this to happen some time tommoro rangers will make a last ditch bid for berra(1.5mill plus apperance fees) dundee utd midfielder prince bauben (200.000) and also mark howard (st mirren 50k)

however out the door will be allan mcgregor (newcastle 5.5mill) as shay given will complete a 15 mill move to man city with the toon being priced out of a move for artur boruc.
  Also expect this from celtic they will complete 2 signings

steven fletcher (hibs 3.mill plus chris killen)
james mcarthur (hamilton 750.000 plus diarmund o'carrol on loan to the end of the season)
  More Urgent Liverpool News!

robbie keane has been left out of the squad against chelsea and defoe is injured for at least 2 months which means. . .
tottenham have a 8m offer plus lennon in place for sunday night

benitez is a big admirer of lennon so he will accept without question.
this just leaves the question if lennon and keane are prepared to leave clubs

Lennon: thinks that rednapp prefers bentley to him and is fustrated at league posistion and dreams of champions league.

Keane: loves liverpool but is sick of the way he is being treated, again he will accept without question, also good friends with jermaine(defoe)

Personally i like keane and think he shud be given more time but i also rate lennon a hell of a lot one of the best wingers in the prem
get the deal done

  It was reported on Saturday morning that Andrei Arshavin had left Zenit's training camp in Dubai to fly to London to attend the West Ham game and to conclude personal terms with Arsenal. However it was later said that he had in fact gone back to St. Petersburg to discuss his future with Zenit. Very confusing, not sure which is true, however I would expect he went back to Russia to polish things off with Zenit and he will now be flying to London to complete personal terms with Arsenal in the next 24 hours. We may have to wait until Monday afternoon for confirmation of the deal. I do wish that Wenger would stop saying it dosen't matter if we don't get Arshavin, as we still have Fabregas, Rosicky and Walcott returning in the next few months. Yes indeed we do, however what do we do until they do return? Within three months we could have lost our champions league spot for good. We need Arshavin, because without him and without the three said absentees, we just aren't creative enough to win games, as demonstrated in the West Ham game. However Wenger seems confident the Arshavin deal will be happen
  Andrew Driver (Hearts, Clydesdale Bank Premier) and Paul Budimir (Droylsden, Blue Square North) to join Coventry this week. 100% Cert
  The Tigers to get Frazer Campbell (redknapp not playing him) and Panucci. . . . . .
  Hello everybody. .

since the beginning of this season there has been alot of wasted talent sitting on the bench or not utilised/injured/managed. .

keane = liverpool
jo= man city
drogba = chelsea
nani = man u
hargreaves = man u
tevez = man u
babel = liverpool
mark hughes = man city = going to be sacked
paul ince = blackburn = sacked
keane = sunderland = sacked
curbishley = west ham = sacked
ramos = spurs = sacked

these are just a few, there are many more , you know who they are. .today as we stand the prem league is a very competitive enterprise

the prem league is all about . . F.I.G.O === fit in or get out!!!

dont forget that there are others who have been great in this league and the standard continues to rise.

Now to the rumours == lots of outs players as well as managers and plenty of ins


ribery = chelsea 27mil
benzema = man u 32mil
aguero = liverpool 28mil
benitez = real/chelsea/man city
messi = ac milan 40mil
adebayor = real 25mil
pato = chelsea 24mil
drogba = juve 12mil
villa = man u 35mil
scolari = man city
man city to bid for players and pay 3 times their value and get average players only unless scolari/benitez comes in

very busy season coming up but look out for this. .

man u to dominate once again, chelsea/abramovich to come back in , the milans to compete in the champs league and surprise teams fulham and villa to add to the title race. .

biggest news though will come out from arsenal==
the fall of the empire
wenger,adebayor,fabregas ,toure,gallas and van persie all leaving.

  Expect a rush at ibrox in time for monday nite.
Berra is not keen on wolves would rather go to Ibrox Also poss velicka going other way If not then Tonel or Baird from fulham

Outs Ferguson 2.5 Bolton or Wigan
McGregor 5.5 Newcastle
Boyd Fulham 3.75 or 2 million + Baird
Gow Blackpool loan
Adam Dundee utd loan
S Smith Inverness loan
Daily contract cancelled
Velicka Poss deal involving Berra
Ins Berra Or Tonel Or Baird 2.5–3 million
G Smith Motherwell
Healy Loan
As a great man once said
"We welcome the chase"

Celtic will make a shock swoop for Wolves strike Sylan–Ebanks–Blake. Celtic will offer around £5 million for the striker with Cillian Sheridan going the other way as part of the deal.
  To the guy who said: "Spurs will sign Lukas Podolski for 10 million" – It's already a bit 2 late because Bayern have agreed to sell Podolski to his former club FC Koln at the end of the season. And as for Schweinsteiger, he has more ambition than Spurs, he will either move 2 Juventus or stay at Bayern
  Expect Man City to make one final offer for Arsenal's Kolo Toure before the end of the Jan window. Wenger will only acccept if the deal involves Micah Richards + 1–3m. Arshavin deal is nearly done as Arshavin has accepted a lower amount of salary in order for the deal to go through. All that needs to be completed now is a successful application for a work permit for the Russian playmaker, which was reported by Sky Sports News to have already been done, however Wenger has denied any application for a work permit. The deal will be completed by 5pm Monday.

  D.I.C. will come back in for Liverpool FC. Sheikh Mohammed will be negotiating the deal and is expecting to pay around £425 million. It would mean that Benitez has full control of transfer dealings and Parry sacked. Benitez would get about £40 to play with this summer.

Leaving in sales will be Andriy Voronin, Charles Itjande, Sebatian Leto, Philip Degen, Jermaine Pennant and Yossi Benayoun. The major departure will be of Robbie Keane to Manchester City for £18mil. The total raised from departures and loan departures will be around £30mil.

The other major departure is of Xabi Alonso who will be let go in order to bring Sergio Aguero to the club. Hyypia will be offered a player/coach role but it is not known if he will accept this.

Signings will be:

Sergio Aguero (17mil + Alonso)
Glen Johnson (10mil)
Antonio Valencia (15mil)
Gareth Barry (12mil)
Aislan (7mil)
Fabian Delph (3mil)
  JFK (newcastle) will bring in sammi hypia from liverpool on deadline day.This is to add some much needed stability to our circus like defence
  Spurs will sign Lukasz Podolski on Sunday for a fee around 10m and Naldo from Bremen for a fee around 8 and a half million. Zokora to Fulham 8m. Hutton one of 8 players to leave in summer. 6 coming in, including, Michael Johnson, Pederson, Kranjcar and Schwienstieger.
  Robbie Keane left out of Liverpool SQUAD for tomorrows game against Chelsea

Make of that what you will
  So I'm from Montreal, where George Gillette own the Montreal Canadians. I was drinking and started talking to a guy who happened to be his personal pilot. Recently, he's been taking lots of flights to the middle east, was what I was told.
  The reason why Toure won't be going to city is because wenger wants Robinho in exchange. However if city get Diego the expect the deal to go through as city want rid of the moody wizard and arsene knows that he can't have toure and gallas in the same team and so will look to get rid of Toure– a decent amount of cash will also be going to city–they obviously need it!
This is what is holding the arshavin transfer up as arsenal can't afford and don't want them both.
  Robbie Keane missed training and is not in the squad to face Chelsea.

He is instead having a medical at Man City with a view to a swap deal for Robhino or Elano + cash.

Rafa has agreed to a revised contract giving him 'better' control over transfers.

  This is not a rumour, but if there are any teams looking to put bums on seats and land a playmaker. .may i suggest. .MATI FERNANDEZ who i think is at Villareal. .i don't know how much this player will cost. .say ummmmmm 10mil? If anyone reads this. .check him out on YOUTUBE! Would love to know if people agree with me. .cheers
  ((( AFC Bulletin )))

AFC youngster Merida 2 go out on loan 4 the season 2 either Portsmouth or WBA , Vela may go out on loan as well although its not certain 2 which club . Possable move by Kolo Toure 2 Man City , if the deal goes thru AW might move 4 either WHUFC GK Robert Green or WHUFC defender Upson .
  Bolton to sign one of Barry Ferguson, James Harper, Joe Ledley to replace Kevin Nolan. If Ferguson signs expect him to be handed the captaincy. A move for Veloso is now dead in the water according to Gary Megson.
  Sheffield utd and bolton are to fight it out for the signature of highly rated swindon forward simon cox 1.5 million could persuade the robins to sell before the transfer deadline
  This is a true rumour. .michael johnson of manchester city probly won't be goin anywhere becaause hes has a gambling and drinking problem.
And is struggling to overcome his ankle injury.
  The fletcher move should get done by monday 2–2.5 mill with a player maybe moving as part of the deal o`dea,,killen,,will not be that player

as expect the left back that we have been crying out 4 to come in cech from west brom is still very much on the radar as he wants away from the baggies big time

4 in a row!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Really bad news for liverpool fans the owners hicks and gillett cannot agree to sell the club there are no buyers intrested in 80% control they want 100% so the clock is ticking 5months left or they go in to reposession if no new buyer can be found word around liverpool is david moores is trying to bring somone in but nobody trusts him

ynwa a sad situation
  RANGERS to make a last minute bid for S. Fletcher (Hibs), this will involve a cash sum of £1.5 million plus Velicka and Adam going the other way,
the Thic are also interested in Fletcher, but as the Jungles would say, the boy's a hun, so he would prefer going to the BERRS.
  I hear that manchester city are loging up a bid for mikel arteta for around 23 million, though i'm not sure everton would want to sell their most creative player so man city could offer 14 million plus elano to tempt everton into accepting the offer. also joleon lescott could also be heading for eastlands but again only if a silly offer coumes in to make everton accept as city are not yet big enough to lure a champions league chasing team's player through sheer pressure. jo will be leaving eastlands in the summer for a cut price of 9 million to a german club. and a shock summer bid from manchester united for micah richards so he can compete with rafael de silva and the price will be about 11 million as mark hughes will have the spending power to capture another world class right back like maicon of inter milan.
  To the doubter who questioned me, I said that Hulse and Bywater will join Forest after they have finished cup games with Derby. Rob Jones to sign after weekend as is Tony Capaldi.Dan the man
  Old Firm Transfers before the deadline–

Rangers – Out

McGregor £5.5m to Newcastle
McCulloch £1.2m to Stoke

Ins –

Berra £2.2m from Hearts (stolen from underneath the noses of Wolves.

David Healy on loan from Sunderland.

Celtic – ins

Fletcher £3m + Killen going the other way.

The only other possible deal is Boyd to Fulham for just under £4m,
  Celtic to make a cheeky bid for Steven Fletcher on deadline day after having an initial approach turned down. Nielsen should complete his move from Chelsea by tomorrow.
  Liverpool boss rafael is going to concentrate on attack in the window(winter&summer)as he things the defence is good enough and will aim to bring in navas/silva,adriano,aguero the aguero deal may involve a swap for alonso(sad to see him go or best player but imagine torres and aguero up front
joe ledley is flying up to newcastle for talks after game today,newcastle have had 7 mill bid accepted with andy carroll possible coming on loan,cardiff will then sign tommy smith and are trying to revive kenny cooper deal from usa.
other rumours tony capaldi could be joining notts forest after game today and eddie johnson could be leaving,hodgson not happy hes not playing.
  Celtic Rumours:


Stephen Fletcher: Hibs; 2.5 Million

Darren Fletcher: Man utd; Big summer signing!!


Massimo Donati: 1 million; Sampdoria

Chris Killen: 750k; Hibs
  SPL Rumours: Fletcher(Hibs) to Celtic 4 million plus with possibility of player swap, Willo Flood now Celtic player having signed 2 year deal, hearts lining up international defender if Berra moves to Wolves for 2 million, dean shields(Hibs) in discussions with doncaster. Allan McGregor(Rangers) may be target for Newcastle if Shay Given moves to Man City. Coventry have made 1 million bid for Andrew Driver(Hearts). Inverness have signed Richie Foran and Eric Odhiambo. Don cowie(ICT) has signeg pre contract with watford. Kilmarnock have signed Kevin Kyle from coventry. Chris porter(Motherwell) will sign for either derby or cardiff.
  Auld Firm rumours, with Given on his way to Man City, expect Newcastle to make a bid for either McGregor of Rangers or Boruc of Celtic, both quality Keepers. To all the folk that think Rangers or Celtic could not compete in the EPL, get a grip! Both teams playing in the EPL would have more pulling power than most teams, both teams are continually in Britains Rich list of Football clubs and that is without the monies received by SKY. Fact is, with that sort of TV money and sponsership both would easily compete and regularly be in Europe, hence the reason no EPL team want them in the league
  Charles n`zogbia at new hall hotel in birmingham talking to wigan manager steve bruce as i write this i would say the deal is done
  Newcastle will be busy over the last few days of the window. Expect the following to happen. IN – Ryan Taylor/Wigan, Stephane M'Bia/Rennes. OUT – Shay Given/Man City, Charles N'Zogbia/Wigan.
  Julien Faubert, hasn't exactly set the world on fire in the EPL. However Real Madrid are looking to take him on loan for the rest of the season with a view to a permanent deal if he impresses.

With the reports that Jermaine Defoe has a broken foot. Expect Spurs to try to spend big again on either Santa Cruz or Robbie Keane. Rafa is livid that they should try tapping up Keane. Liverpool may well tell them where to go. With the deadline fast approaching any deal for Santa Cruz may be to late as well.
  Everton will sign bobby zamora on loan from fulham with a view to a permanent deal which will cost them £9million. I have heard this from well known sources at the club. WATCH THIS SPACE!!!!
  Celtic have made a sensational swoop for Hibs wonderkid steven fletcher. They may also include Chris Killen as part of the the £3.5 million deal. However the transfer is unlikely occur in this transfer window.
  I live near upton park and i have heard that Joe Ledley will be coming to west ham on monday to have a medical after west Ham and Cardiff agreed a fee for the welsh international. The Fee is rumoured to be around 6 million pound but west ham may offer a player in exchange most possibly Callum Davenport. Zola has been given the 14 million to spend from the sale of Craig Bellamy and as he has already signed savio he has around 4 million left to spend so Davenport plus 4 million looks more likely.
  David Villa will make a 50 million pound move to Manchester city in the summer as Valencia lowered there asking price as they are in massive debt. They are also looking to sign David Silva from Valencia and will pay around 30 million for him. So manchester city will make a combined swoop of 80 million for valencia's 2 best players. That money will go along way to clearing there debts. Over in spain i have also heard that Athletico Madrid will make a triple swoop on liverpool for Pepe Reina, Xabi Alonso and Alvaro Arbeloa. Rafa is looking to get wonderkid Sergio Aguero in part–Exchange for maybe Alonso but not Pepe Reina. He may consider selling Arbeloa but only if he can get Glen Johnson from Portsmouth in the summer for 10 million. Real madrid are also in talks with west ham over the possible loan signing of Julien Faubert.
  To the Guy who said this !!!!

I watched Rangers run in UEFA last season and they played 8 defenders for most of the time. I remember Smith being our boss and he did the same here. Steady, boring, and never going to win anything major. There is hope for you Rangers fans though as Smith steadied the ship so you are only about 10 years behind Everton. Put all your first XI on paper (Celtic & Rangers) and write ours down and name 1 that you would swap (possibly nakamura for Osman). Cheers. Nil Satis Nisi Optimum. JD

Why didnt you watch your own team ? Thats right they got put out again !

Dont think we would want any of your players !!!
We had your best one and he couldnt handle the physical nature so why would we want any of the rest !

Moving on !!!
Rangers to have a few suprises for the end of the window !!!
Ferguson To leave for Wigan 2.5 million
McGregor Newcastle 5.5 million
Smith and Adam loan to inverness
Beasley Osasuna 500,000

Driver and Berra 5 million
Graeme Smith motherwell 150,00

Moyes new Rangers manager in the summer !!
WE ARE THE PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Deal for fletcher still very much on. will sign before transfer window closes. from good sources inside celtic staff. final negotiations scheduled.
  Rangers ins and outs


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