Football Rumours Archive April 20 2009


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Over 1/2 will go through

boruc –> newcastle/italian side

richards –> arsenal

g. johnson –> liverpool

shawcross –> tottenham/bolton

xabi alonso –> arsenal/ real madrid (if barry goes to pool)

s. fletcher –> celtic

d.fletcher –> celtic

arnautovic –> blackburn

dorman –> rangers

bassong hangelaand or sakho –> arsenal

joey barton –> wigan/old firm

santa cruz –> man city

vagner love –> man city

llorente –> liverpool (unlikely)

jo –> everton

oneill –> portsmouth
  Man Utd News:

sir alex is looking at only a few changes in the squad these are Alexis Sanchez, Edin Dzeko and Bastian Schweinsteiger. and a few youngsters these are Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Alfonso Taira, Walter Da Silva and David De Gea will be added to the youth set up and filtered into the first team squad over the next few years. leaving will be Luis Nani (on loan), Park Ji Sung and Carlos Tevez. Nani will go on loan to a premier league side to prove he can cut it, if not then he'll be sold.

if you lokk to the skys you'll miss that which is right infront of you.
  Manchester City Football Club

Contract Extensions:
Nedum Onuoha
Elano Blumer
Joe Hart ( but will go out on loan )
Pablo Zabaleta

Daniel Sturridge
Ched Evans
Kasper Schmeichel
Javier Garrido

Diego – Werder Bremen £30m ( His desire is to play with his two best friends, Elano & Robinho. )
Ronaldinho – AC Milan £20m ( Adds Brazilian flair to the team )
John Terry/Kolo Toure – £15m/£8m ( We need a centre back to replace Dunne! )
Yaya Toure/Iniesta/Xabi Alonso – Barcelona/Liverpool £15m for any except Inesta,£20m
Eto'o,Henry or Aguero for an unknown price.

these are actually true.
  Hearts have made contact with the agents of Canadian international Josh Simpson and Roda JC left back Boldizsar Bodor. Both are out of contract at the end of the season. Interest is also being shown in Macedonian player Gligor Gligorov.
  Rafa has said there roughly 95 players on his list and in the next few weeks his scouts will be checking them out and they'll be whittling it down to just 25 players, this is a rumour, this is pure fact. So will people stop guessing who he will sign, you've been saying the same names since the summer, and it would but very very good guessing if you could guess the 5 players out of 95 on his list that you've never probably seen.

This is who i hope and think theres a possibility of signing.

Glen Johnson. (rb, 8 mil)
Zigic. (st, 11 mil)

JoeeC and his two cents

ps. will people STOP saying Man U will sell Tevez, he is only on loan at your club! At least know your facts before posting.
  Thre is a feeling among most Premier League clubs that West Ham have started a new golden age of Britsh talent similar to the one that currently forms half the England team. James Tomkins,Jack Collision,Freddie Sears,Mark Noble and Junior Stanislas are attracting the interest of the Premier League's Big 4 as well as Aston Villa and Everton. Arsenal are interested in Collision and Noble, while Chelsea have been credited with an interest in Sears and Tonkins. Liverpool have begun to track Stanislas and Man Utd are following Tomkins and Sears. Villa like Noble 2 replace Barry and Everton see a future CB pairing of Tomkins and Rodwell.
  Droylsden officials have considered signing Brazil legend Socrates to play in their final game of the season as an attempt raise much needed gate receipts and publicity. This will only happen if Droylsden have nothing left to play for, as is expected. Socrates last appeared for Northern Counties East outfit Garforth in 2004, alongside fellow Brazil legend Careca. Conference national sides are also believed to be monitoring Droylsden player Jamie McGuire.
  Summer transfer rumours bolton

james morrison £5.5mil definite only good wbrom player this season
sean davis free possible contract out decent mf
walter samuel £1mil likely defensive and strong lb
geovanni £4mil unlikely long range goalscorer
timo hildebrand loan unlikely is unhappy at moment
good keeper
out will go
jloyd samuel to burnley good servant time to go
mustapha riga to fc twente £3mil useless
fabrice muamba to fulham or everton £5mil not keen north good to see a few more bolton rumours on the site. . .

???????WAHT ELSE CAN THIS MEAN????????


  Rangers ins–

alan hutton (tottenham)
bruno aguiar (hearts)
tonel (sporting lisbon)
darren barr (falkirk)
andrew driver (hearts)
da silva twins (loan deals)
warren feeney (dundee united)
lee miller (aberdeen)
graeme smith (motherwell)


brahim hemdani
barry ferguson
charlie adam
davie weir
graeme smith
kris boyd
andy webster
  For those who are telling us that drogba, ballack and essien are being of loaded is complete rubbish, chelsea are looking to hold on to those key players e.g. lamps,terry,essien all the players who play a role that could not be filled however i feel they will be looking to offload the people who don't really get a say in the team, such as kalou and ferera, they will give deco another season to prove himself as he could be vital in the european cup as he is well classes in these situations.
  Arsenal outs
bendter swap

joe hart
pato swap
  Birmingham City


Nafti – free
Martin taylor – 250k
damien johnson– 1m
marcus bent – free
jaidi – free
mcsheffrey – 1,5m


lee bowyer – free
danny shittu – 2m
emanuel pogatetz – 2m
matt derbyshire – 3m
shola ameobi– free
  It is becomming very obvious what is needed at Arsenal. Some experienced leaders. Expect Marcos Senna to be looked at, who would have a price tag of around £12m. Yaya Toure may be another option for around £15m. We do not need any more offensive players, we are as good as anyone in Europe in those areas with players like Adebayor, van Persie, Theo, Arshavin and Nasri. Cesc maybe dropped a little deeper in midfield as this is clearly an area where players are needed, and he will be able to play more of his trademark long balls to the attacking players. The area in which we are clearly most short is in defence. At least one, possibly two defenders could be brought in. One of these would be Mamadou Sakho for around £6–7m. The other would be one of Carlos Marchena, Matthew Upson and Micah Richards. Yes we are one of the best sides at playing football with our attacking flare, however if we have no backbone of experience and leadership then we are always going to be vulnerable in defence and when put under pressure. A bit more experience and backbone would give us that final push towards winning some silverware.

Feel free to comment,
In Arsene We Trust
  Wolves 2009:

McCarthy is going to be strongly backed by Steve Morgan, as Morgan realises that spending money is the most fiscally sound policy for Wolves's long term plans. Firstly Mick will raid City, for 3 young English talents:

Michael Johnson
Daniel Sturridge
Nedum Onuoha

These 3 will cost in the region of 12–14 Million pounds, and City will have a first refusal on the future transfers of the 3. This adds quality to Wolves already young squad.
Next on Micks radar, Emmerson Boyce. The Veteren Wigan CB will partner Onuoha and add experiance and quality to Wolves's backline. Could be had on a free transfer. Stephen Warnock from Blackburn is a long term target of Micks, along with Boro's Adam Johnson. This would sort out Wolves's left side. The jewel in the Morgan/McCarthy crown is Tom Huddlestone. It is believed a 5 million pound bid will be lodged. Experianced will be added to the squad then via Marlon Harewood (2 Million), Brad Jones (400k) to give Hennessey a veteren insurance policy. Aaron Mokoena will be brought in on a free tranfer to add versatile defender and DM.
  Everton have little money this year, however i work for a statistics company (across Europe) and one of my colleagues said he saw an Everton scout reviewing Yoann Gourcuff at the Auxerre match this week. As Everton have no money i would think we would try and steal the [second] loan bid off Bordeux.
I can report that an offer was made by Everton for both Owen and Smith on Deadline day, however despite Ashley wanting to sell, Keegan delayed the move, do not be surprised to see both in an Everton shirt next season.
Victor Anichebe will be sold to Hull if they stay in the Premier League, and James Vaughan will be sent to Preston on loan, to regain fitness.
And finally, Mikel Arteta is set to move to Real Madrid, with Van Der Vaart moving to Everton. Everton will also pay £5 million upfront.

Liverpool fc to sign samuel eto'o,david silva and gareth barry for round about 45 million

to the guy who said this get reall van der vaart to everton haha don't make me laugh moyes wouldn't by a player that commercial to start with plus he wouldn't join everton plus on top of that arteta won't leave as moyes idolises him
everton will be luky if they sign a few players from the championship with great potential i.e ebanks blake, michael kightly etc and don't say moyes won't he does it every year and very well might i ad sum just to name a few , cahill, lescott etc.

and as for liverpool eto, silva and barry for 45 million please tell me ur a dilusionale muppet who has no value for money david silva alone wouldn't leave valencia for anything less than 27 mil eto ( past his best so rafa wouldn't sign him ) plus hed want first team football regulary wich he wouldn't gt wud cost at least 17 mil and barry who rafa no longer wants as lb and cm r not a problem anymur i.e insua great progression and a famntastic season frm alonso.

rafa needs a rw, another striker who doesn't mind being patient and cover at rb

these players will be

at rb will be a youngster from inter called david santon who will cost 7 million ( he can also play well on the right flank another reason rafa likes him )

i am not sure who rafa wants at right winger but you can never second guess rafa but i can tell you that it won't be aaron lennon don't gt me wrong hes brilliantly creative !!!!! until he has to cross the ball haha or finnish for that matter and as to the tottenham fan who said we couldn't afford him my nans pensiuon cud pay his transfer fee.

the patient striker will be non other than thiery henry for a meir 10m rafa has been a long time admirer on henry and seems him as the ideal striker as he can play both in the hole as the shadow striker or on the last man like torres the other option rafa is looking at is fernando llorente who will cost 12m and does a similar job.

not rubbish or opiion fact as i know liverpools new receptionist thanks

justice for 96

i'm a big liverpool fan and this is who i think LFC will sign and sell in the summer.

Barry (he wants champions league football) £8mill
G.Johnson (Portsmouth are gonna have to sell) £9mill
S.Eto'o (Barca don't want him) £18mill
M.Zarate (the next L.Messi) £5mill
Diogo (if they sell arbeloa) £7mill or swap
G.Deulofeu (gonna be a huge star) 3.5mill
M.Mancienne (possible but Chelsea may not sell to a rival)4.5mill
and finally
David Silva (definately a target) £27mill


Ryan Babel (Rafa doesn't want him) £14mill
Lucas Leiva (massive flop) £9mill
Daniel Agger (he hates being a sub) £14miil
Andrei Voronin (loving life at hertha £5.5mill
S.Leto (swap for diogo or cash) £3mill
M.San Jose (loan) loan
C.Itandje (doesn't like the fact hr's never made an appearence LFC) £500K

also to the guy who said three on loan liverpool stars including J.Hobbs going to everton, you've got more of a chance of a meteor hitting the earth!!!
  Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is eyeing young New Zealand sensation Chris Wood from West Brom. The striker has been in red hot form since joining the Baggies youth set up, making his first team debut last week against Portsmouth.
  Liverpool FC in

Llorente – £14million
G.Johnson – £8million
Barry – Free
Owen – Free
Silva – £23million Maybe
Lennon – £10million
Bale – £7million


Babel – £8million
Dossena – £5million
  Benitez has stated that he will not pursue David Silva! BUT this is for now. Silva is a player high on his list and is willing to pay up to 25meuros for the player. With LB covered with Aurelio and Insua–Dossena will head back to Italy with Juve offering £4.5m which will be accepted if Liverpool can gain 1st option on Sebastien Giovinco. Rafa wants a new RB to compete with Arbeloa with G.Johnson the prefered target. Gareth Barry will be signed for £6.75m to give more options in midfield, which will allow Lucas to be loaned out for regular 1st team football (Man City, Villareal and Ath. Madrid interested). And up front Rafa wants to bring in a new striker – with Artem Milevski(sp?) high on the list for around £10m. If Agger leaves, Rafa aims to replace him with fellow Dane Simon Kjaer for around £11m.
  Of course Rangers will be sold. David Murray is in financial turmoil, being in debt of around £900m. He has numerous businesses, the biggest – alongside Murray International Metals – is his corporate property firm. He owns a huge amount of land and property that was bought with borrowed money, however, in today's financial climate this corporate property is worth next to nothing. Any takeover at Rangers will be due to a forced sale by Murray's creditors and I will be surprised if this doesn't happen within the next 3 to 4 months.

Man u – cissikho, Tevez, Alexis Sanchez
Chelsea – Robinho, Zhirkhov, Pato
L'pool – Llorente, G.Johnson, Kerrison
Arsenal – Sakho, Matuidi, Gervinho
Inter – Drogba, Carvalho, Gonzalez (porto), Pazzini
AC Milan – Adebayor, Quaresma, Cannavaro
Barcelona – Benzema, Clichy
Juventus – Gallas, Martins, Hamsik, Eboue
R. Madrid – Ribery, Maicon, Ibrahimovic
B.Munich – Tymoschuk, Dzeko, Grafite
Lyon – Gomis, Y.Pele, Trezeguet, Gourcuff
  Inter Milan will have a massive clear out in the summer with emphasis placed on youth.
Out of the door will be:
Samuel – Bolton 500k
Maxwell – AC Milan free
Cordoba – Arsenal £2mil
Vieria – Villareal £3.5mil
Crespo – Lazio £2.5mil
Adriano – Tottenham or Santos £7mil
Pizarro – Fulham £2.5mil
Suazo – Westham £6mil
Quaresma – chelsea/tottenham £13mil

Ledley – Cardiff – £7mil(big shock but felt will be great talent) will be used cm/lm
Ivanovic £17mil Chelsea cb starter with chivu
Diego –Wender Bremen £12mil+obina loan(will have team built around him and ibrahimovic
Saviola – £2mil R Madrid fox in box
Lavezzi – Napoli £15mil wings/striker support)
Zhirkov – £12mil CSKA (left side all round)
Jones – Sunderland £14mil (target man)
Distan – Portsmouth £3mil(experience cover)
Thomas Cerny Hamiltion 90,000

Bruno Aguiar Hearts Free
Luke Moore West Brom 2million
Allan Hutton Tottenham Loan
Robbie Neilson Heart Free
Martin Stranzl Spartak Moscow Free

Brahim Hemdani Reading Free
Grame Smith queen of South free
  Transfers in for luton
Andrew Mangan 40,000
Keith Gilroy Burton Albion 40,000
Robert Eagle Norwich Loan
James Reid Nottingham Forest Loan
Nicky Weaver Charlton Free
Asward Thomas Charlton Loan
David Livermore Brighton Free
Paul Mcveigh Forest Green Free
Jake Howells Charlton Free
Tom Craddock Scunthorpe/Leicester 90,000
Michael Spillane Norwich Return
Chris Martin Norwich Free
  Rangers set for big changes next season , the club are in big financial trouble and several high earners are up for sale. Ian Maxwell , David Rowson and Mark Roberts from Partick will all be signed up. Barry Sellars from Arbroath has already agreed a deal to sign at the start of the season. Elgin have rejected all advances so far for hitman Kenny Wright
  To the deluded Gooners fan with his ear close to the ground – you have just been run over mate! As a SAFC fan of many years (46) I have no delusion that Craig Gordon may leave us in the summer but not for £4M. Try adding another £6M on top of that but you will have to be quick to beat Sir Alex. Hot tip for Sunderland's new manager in the summer (if they stay up) – Slavin Bilic with Ricky S going back to what he does best – coaching.

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