Football Rumours Archive May 01 2009


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"Coventry City to sign Lee Croft and Patrick Kisnorbo."

Im a Leicester fan and Kisnorbo suffers with horrific knee injuries and cannot be properly corrected even with surgery, so it is likely he will leave to a League 1 team willing to take a gamble. Anyway, within the next 72 hours Leicester will complete the signing of Arsenal youngster Kerrea Gilbert permenantly. In The Know
  All those rumours about walsall losing are best players are rubbish.

i like the new wolves and walsall kits, theyre looking slick!!

moving on to rumours walsall will be buying and selling loads in the summer. being sold are:

clayton ince–swindon–5k

being bought is:

dele adebola–bristol city–out of contract
freddy eastwood–coventry–loan

that is all from the master of gossip
  Blackburn will sign Emana(Betis) 9million, Barton (Newcastle) 2million, Eboue (Arsenal) 3million,Kuranyi (schalke) 3million, Owen (Free),Joaquin (Valencia) 5million. Outgoing will be RSC (City) 18million, Derbyshire 2.5million, and a bunch of frees.
  Relegation threatened Norwich could turn to Alan Pardew, should they decide to dispense with Bryan Gunn. The board are likely to want someone with experience of both League One and Championship football. Steve Tilson of Southend Utd is also being considered, and Dennis Wise is thought to be being advocated by a particular member of the Norwich board. It's thought that Wise is an unpopular suggestion with the other members, however.
  Once bolton have finally secured premier league football for at least another year, they will begin to focus on strengthening their very weak squad. The first team is reasonably strong but vulnerable due to its lack of strength in depth.

Out will be –
Al Habsi – free
Smolarek – loan return
Makakula – loan return
Peyerguin (plz excuse spelling) – loan return
Gardner – 3m – wolves
McCann – 2m – Stoke
Shittu – 2.5m – Rangers
Riga – 3m – Feyernoord

In will be –
Gary O'Neil – Middlesborough – 4m
Tore Reginuissen – 2m – Trosmo
Bartosz Bialkowski – 500k – Southampton
Morgan Schneiderlin – 2m – Southampton
Ismael Miller – 3m – West Brom
Prince Tagoe – free – Al–Ettifaq
  Let's just be sensible about LFC for a minute!
So far we've heard that Rafa's list of 95 players will be shortened but so far this site has linked the club with around 50 different players. This won't happen!
I can see Glen Johnson arriving as Arbeloa is not that good defensively. I think Agger will stay but the fact that Hyppia is leaving means Rafa will need another central defender. There's no point in spending £10–£15 million on Wheater / Subotic or Abiol as the player will be fourth choice behind Carragher / Agger & Skrtel so expect a younger signing like Randrup of Brondby. The links to Barry / Corna / Martinez for a central midfield player are ridiculous as well. Gerrard / Alonso / Mascherano / Benayoun & Lucas (who, again I think will stay) can all play in that position so why spend money there? I believe Rafa will spend big on a right winger (Pranjic / Lennon / Bentley / Joaquin but NOT Silva after the way someone at Valencia leaked the deal). A new right winger will mean Kuyt will either play up front with Torres or as his back up so, again, there's no point in spending millions on a striker (Santa Cruz / Villa / Eto'o etc). N'Gog isn't good enough yet and I think another striker will arrive but either on a Bosman (like Voronin) or for a small fee.
In summing up, Rafa will probably buy a top quality right–back & right–winger but lesser known players for back up at central defence and striker. I think (like Agger), Benayoun will sign a new deal but the writings on the wall for Degen / Dossena & Voronin plus the younger players such as Anderson / Hammill / El Zhar / Plessis may well be sacrificed to boost the clubs spending power. The only one I'm not sure about is Babel? Will Rafa let him go when he has so much potential? If he does I don't think it will be to another Premier league side (Arsenal / Tottenham) as he may well come back to haunt the club if that potential ever kicks in.
Also, despite his protests, lets get Itandje out of the club!
None of this is from my uncle's next door neighbours brother who once shared a cab with a member of the LFC ground staff.
I just think that it makes common sense.
  LFC :

Benitez stated that he may have to sell to raise MORE funds , not that he has to sell to HAVE funds . .

Anyway the RBS date is July 25th , not June , expect them to refinance for an extra year .

Coming in ? ?

Silva – Sorted already
Barry – 7.2M
Johnson – 11M

Out ? ?

Babel 13.5M – Real Madrid
Voronin 4M – Man City

thats all I know .
  Rumors are that Wenger is monitoring Micah Richards and lescott to strenghten his defence, as well as bastin schwinstiger on his list as well.

Nani out on loan
Teves off after his performance and attitude when being taken off in the champions league he will go.

big news ronaldo is off for sure maybe 75 mil or 50 mil and robben

and MAN CITY are putting in big bids for eto, KAKA again but a 150 mil bid and further bids of terry, ronaldo, puyol, ribery, henry, messi, rooney of all people, beckham and other big names but none will join because MAN CITY are not good enough
  Everyone that keeps talking of all these massive money signings, get real. MAN U will try to sign RANGERS womderkid JOHN FLECK for £4m and another striker, possibly BENZEMA FOR £20m. They will sell DARREN FLETCHER to INTER MILAN for £13m and if TEVEZ signs permanently BERBATOV maybe sold.

1. If Ronaldo leaves, Kaka will be bought, although the price will be lower than Ronaldo's as he is 3 years older.

2. Ribery will be bought for the left wing, expect 34 mil to take care of the deal.

3. Benzema will stay at Lyon one more year, so forget about it for now.

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovich is asking out of Inter. Expect Fergie to make a move with Berbatov and Nani going to Milan.

5. Noone else will come in, except for a few possible youngsters from Brazil/Argentina.
  Celtic Squad for next Season

GK – Boruc, Zaluska, Fox
RB – Hinkel, Wilson, Caddis
LB – Garrido, Dixon, Misun
CB – Haggui, Caldwell, McManus, O'Dea, Loovens, Marr
RM – McGeady, Mizuno, McGinn
LM – Maloney, Sharbini, McCourt
CM – Maniche, Brown, Crosas, Robson, Hartley, Ferry
ST – McDonald, Janko, Fletcher, Samaras

few players out on loan
  Arsenal are likely to sign 2 youngsters, firstly Wellington of Fluminese the 16yr old striker impressed on trial as well as 15 yr old Cheltenham youngster Jamie Edge who will get his 2nd trial at a youth tournament in Italy. Sahko is almost certain to come in for around 12 million and Bassong is also likely due 2 Newcastle's relegation worries. Miguel Veloso's agent has admitted he is up for sale with Arsenal,Man City,T'Ham and Man City very interested and Gohkan Inler's agent has said that his client is 50/50 to stay with Udinese. Arsenal will probably get beaten 2 Ivorian sensation Sekou Cisse by Chelsea, but are leading the chase 4 Eden Hazard over Barca,Milan,Madrid and Man Utd.
  De la Red for Javi Martinez probably not as Athletic Bilbao only signs professional players native to one of the seven Basque provinces and De la Red is from the Madrid area! But Martinez is class and the future. Big Fan

ShoutE the guy with the beads
  Paul ince to take over as manager of plymouth argyle fc with paul sturrock taking a director of football role.
  Just heard from Holland nabil el zhar will go on loan to feyenoord in the summer and luis suarez on the way to liverpool for 8million.Liverpool also looking at a big name stricker or attacking midfielder possibly klose or villa ,kerlon or maxi of athletico.g.johnson a done deal believe me!
Utd will sign Tevez permently for 22million and a young defender ,dont expect to see benzema at old trafford barca will sign him as henry replacment and ronaldo is staying for 2 more years and then he will move to spain.
  Lee Mair to St. Mirren
Steve Lovell to St. Mirren
Michael Higdon to St. Mirren
Will Haining to MK Dons
Andy Dorman to Rangers for 400k with Kirk Broadfoot and Charlie Adam going the other way
Gary Mason to Kilmarnock
Jim Hamilton to Dundee
  New arrivals at parkhead this summer: richard dunne 4mil, or john oshea. joey barton also 4mil, craig mackail smith 3mil, chris eagles 2.5mil, possibly james beattie, 4–5mil. players leaving will be nakamura on a free, vennegoor of hesselink free also, boruc to prem lg r bayen 7 mil, scott brown aston villa 7mil(sidwell could go to celtic), mc geady to bayern munich 8mil. Hail Hail – 4 IN A ROW!
  I am always at Argyle Training And Holoway was at the Ground this morning talking to Sturrock,i asked Ian why was he back his reply was I'm the new 1st team coach and Paul is gonna be my Director of football,

  Utd are set to rub salt into the wounds of Arsenal by jumping ahead of the queue to sign Sakho from PSG. SAF is willing to let Brown an O'Shea go this summer and wants Sakho to join the ranks (I think 60% of this is to annoy Arsene Wenger).
  I have heard from my friend in Germany that Utd are interested in bringing another set of twins to old trafford. The Bender twins (stop laughing!)at 1860 Munich are getting rave revues and SAF sees them running Utd's midfield for a long time to come.
  Rafa Benitez is going to make Ryan Babel his 1st choice Right Winger next season. He has heard Ryan's complaints and agreed that he won't get better without regular 1st team football. Kuyt will provide cover for the whole of the front line. He will be given to January to prove himself. The midfield will be strengthened by the sale of Lucas with Javi Martinez his replacement, who is capable of covering for Gerrard, Alonso and Mascherano. Alonso will go nowhere unless a bid of at least £24 million will come in. Glen Johnson will only join if Arbeloa goes home and Albiol will only join if Agger is sold. Watch and see.
  I am a massive man city fan and i often steward at the games for extra money, i have heard that city are after 2 players

Berbatov– 25m
Chis Eagle–5.3m
  I really wish people would do some research or know basic facts about football such as this guy 'Real Madrid will go all Spanish this summer with bids for Silva, Martinez, Navas, Albiol and Capel. They will fund this by selling Metzelder (B.Munich), De La Red (Ex. for Martinez), Drenthe(Inter Milan), Van Nistlerooy(Galatasary)and Van Der Vaart(Chelsea). They will bring Guiza back to Spain too'. De La Red will not be going to Athletic Bilbao because he is not of basque heritage and in what world could Galatasary ever afford Van Nistlerooy's wages. As for a real rumour expect real to make a sensational £55 million bidfor Iniesta as Perez see's him has his new Figo.
  Carlos Tevez will leave United and head for Anfield,Rafa has already been in contact as his lack of goalscoring forwards bar Torres worries him. Expect Dimitar Berbatov to be pushed out the door as well to either Juventus or Sevilla. Ferguson will then move for Karim Benzeama a player he has admired for a long time expect young Brazilian Marquinhos to join from Palmeiras. DJC
  Chris Coleman has identified his targets and the end of season slump has indicated a new look side is needed even more than he had first expected. Expect Uncle Ray to provide any cash requirements based on his potential value and current wages. Colemans problems will not come from transfer fees but instead from the wage bill which Ranson is desperate too keep under control. Firstly a backup keeper is required as Danny Ireland doesn't provide adequate cover. Expect too see either Kasper Schemiechel or Marton Fulop too return. Coleman will then look to Anthony Kay and espcially Lee Croft who wants out of Norwich as soon as possible! David McGoldrick and Mark Fotheringham will join from the relegated clubs Norwich (soon to be!) and Southampton. Reading will allow James Harper to finally move on and Coventry may be possible new home for the tirless midfielder. What ever happens it will be an exciting summer for all with Sky Blue blood ;)
DJC Boozy
  Brazilian striker Kerrison will be heading to Liverpool. A fee has already been paid to one company that part owned him to take them out of the negotiations. The transfer is nearing completion but there is still a lot of negotiating going on. Kerrison himself has okayed the deal as he knows it is the highest wage offer to have been received. Daniel Agger will leave but not for Italy but to Real Madrid. Liverpool are hoping to tempt Madrid to part with Ramos ( the player, not manager ) but I personally don't think they will.
  Liverpool will sign David silva, Aguerro, Johnson, Diego and Zhirkov FACT!!!
  I have heard west bromwich albion have made a 1
million pound bid for swindon's simon cox we also
want a another player never heard of BUT he's a
striker player's for darlington scored 7 goals in 40
caps he is't going to be good in the champioship
  Have heard about a possible everton move for chris eagles of burnley. unlike most people on this site i do know something of the deal as i am friends with eagles younger brother. David Moyes has spoken personally to the burnley midfielder. 4 to 5m pounds if he goes. In the know but it is early to say if the move is definite.

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