Football Rumours Archive February 21 2009


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If Wolves fail to get promoted this year, The following players will hand in a transfer request to move to a premiership club. Wolves again don't want to sell but the following will be gone come next season:

Michael Kightly (West Ham–£5m)
Sylvan Ebanks–Blake (Everton–£6m)
Matt Jarvis (Sunderland–£4m)
Wayne Hennessey (droppessey) (Tottenham–£6.5m)
Jody Craddock (Northampton–£150,000)

This will net Wolves £21.6m
  Seriously guys. . . .Football rumours is not DREAM LAND RUMOURSS. . . .
come on Liverpool to sign all these players?????? Do you come from this planet or have you just landed from outer space?
Liverpool will not be buying Aguerro and Villa. It will only be one of them.Same as I reported before (Aggy not Villa)
They will only be buying one world class midfielder and one defender.
They have just finished contracts on 3 youngsters which has been faxed off today.
Before rubbishing this website with rumours that they are going to sign 12 left backs and 15 strikers please think again and put realistic rumours.
If you want a dream team rumour than perhaps Liverpool should be looking to buy Silva, Villa, Aggy, Richards, and David Beckham!!!!!!!
  Yes its true, currently Arsenal lie outside the CL places, and this has fuelled specuation that the team's star players may be on their way out, as usual the regular rumours have started with Cesc and Adebayor top of the list, Wenger is in a financial position where he does not need to sell anyone and still buy ( even if Arsenal do not make the CL). It is highly unlikely that Cesc would leave 2 Barca or anyone else(for now), unless a 60 million(pounds) + offer comes in, he will see out his contract (till 2014) and probably leave to Barca 2 replace a retiring Xavi. Adebayor has not been as good as his 30 goal 2007/8 season but still has 12 goals and 7 assists and (again) unless a 30+ million offer comes in Wenger will not budge, the same goes 4 RVP who has admitted contract negotiations are ongoing and should sign soon, Walcott is as good as signed (for 5 years) and Clichy is unlikely to leave the club anytime soon (if ever). It will b a relatively quite summer with a few additions with Mamadou Sahko seeming the most likely target and possibly a new DM, but Wenger will continue to let Denilson, Diaby and Song stake their claim. Don't expect Bentdner or Eboue to leave as Wenger believes the fans are harsh on them and they will come good, as for Huntelaar,Ribery and Pato etc. they are players Wenger admires not definite buys.
  Paul Hart will stay on as Portsmouth manager until the end of the season when Tony Mowbray will take over.
  To the deluded forest fan we don't want Nathan Tyson he's overrated and over priced, oh and by the way we do develop our own stars like King,Mattock,Gradel,pentney etc etc etc. And by the way enjoy first division football next year cause that's where yor heading. . . .
  I agree that we do not need 2 ammend the defence as we have been going strong defensively for quite sometime now but that holding role is still awful. I've always believed that Toure would be the perfect player for that job with Djourou and Gallas playing in defence. Toure has all the attributes to play as a defensive midfielder but unfortunately Wenger has ruled this method out. Song has to go I'm afraid, he has raised his game no doubt but lets be honest. .he still isn't Arsenal quality. he has made some good interceptions this season but this is easily outnumbered by the amount of times he has given the ball away cheaply and put us in danger at the back. so a replacement defensive mid needs to definitely come into the fold and although Wenger knows this he will not be buying. instead he will promote a player from the reserves who is already an exceptional talent. this player is Francis Coqelin. he is technically gifted and has a solid tackle. he reads the game well and will play along side Fabregas next season. next season expect walcott and vela to be playing roles on the wing. this will be shared with Nasri and Arshavin. Rosicky will be used in the centre where he naturally belongs sharing the creative role with Fabregas. Fab will always get the nod ahead of Rosicky as he is club captain however. Van P and Eduardo to be our starting strikers with Bendtner coming in. that's right no mention of Adebayor as he will be leaving in the summer. in will come one of Nene, Saivet, Feghouli.
If Feghouli comes in he will play in midfield with Arshavin playing upfront
  To the person who has responded to one of my previous posts, whilst I do appreciate this, I believe you have mis–understood some of what I have said. With regards to your comments on Diaby, Denilson, Ramsey, Eboue, Wilshere etc. I did not say these were good enough for the first team yet, nor did I say that Ramsey could play out wide. With regards to me saying that Eboue can play in centre mid, yes this is not his best position but if need be he may be able to fill this role, is what I was saying. Also, yes I did say Diaby can play out wide but I did say that he CAN, NOT that he IS a winger. Similarly with Walcott, yes I said he CAN play as a striker/second striker, NOT that he IS one. Also what you seem to have mis–understood is that I was not saying that these younger players of ours are good enough to start, but their quality does add a bit of depth to our squad, as they provide good back up for our more premier players such as Fabregas, v.Persie etc. With regards to my comments on our top class strikers, v.Persie is obviously a top striker, Vela is one of the best strikers for the future, making him a top class prospect of a striker, Eduardo proved against Cardiff he is great. However when it comes to Adebayor and Bendtner, I still believe that Adebayor is still a top class striker, as any player that is worth £20m (he is probarbly worth more) or above is top class. Also a player who is capable of scoring 30 goals in one season in anyones books is top class, yes he has had a sticky season so far, but does that make him any less of a good striker? No player can realistically score 30 goals season after season, yes it is done, but rarely. Also aside from his goals, Ade provides a great physical prescence in the box and is great in the air and has provided a good number of valuable assists this season, all of which is important to Arsenal. However if you were to read my latest post, I do say that I would welcome Huntelaar to replace Ade in the summer. As for Bendtner, yes maybe is not top class, but what I was trying to say was that the goals he can come along and score are vital, yes he is not as good as v.Perise, but he is a great player to be able to call upon when you need a goal (as he did against Bolton, Everton late last season, against Dynamo Kyiev in the Champions League etc., Cardiff recently). I am glad to see you agree with my comments on Pato and would like you to consider what I have said.

As for rumours, expect Arsene Wenger to say he has no interest in Huntelaar if asked about this rumour. This would be true, as he does not. Yet. If when it comes to the summer and a offer comes in for Adebayor that cannot be turned down, then provided he is sure Huntelaar can be signed as a replacement he may well accept it and bring Huntelaar straight in to replace him. Real Madrid are reportedly willing to sell Huntelaar as they have not been impressed with his form so far for Madrid, however how could they expect him to play as they want him to when they clealy have no confidence in him? Huntelaar is reportedly fed up with warming the Madrid bench and could be willing to leave, despite recently denying this.

In Arsene We Trust
  I am ashley young's cousin and he says he is pretty keen for a move he said in the summer liverpool had made contact and he believd that the barry saga was just a smokescreen he said he was offered an 75,000 a week contract with villa taking pennant and finnan + 10m the move fell through once oneil signed milner and that was it but liverpool apparently tolf him they would table a new offer nect summer worth 20m depending on ashes perfomances. Livepool also keeping tabs on fred, heinze and johnsen (glen)
  No Villa or Aguero to Liverpool.

Joining will be only Glen Johnson, Fernando Navarro, Renato Augusto and a few more youngsters. Gareth Barry could still be targeted if Xabi Alonso leaves, which would only be if Liverpool can get around 18mil for him. Babel will have more of a role up front.
  Plymouth are intrested in three players from crystal palace ,carl fletcher ,james scowcroft and had a bid for a non league player turned down george donnely
paul sturrock to be sacked if they loose to sheff utd this weekend
  To the moron who reckons terrence brown will be buying back WHUFC. seriously mate, get some background information before you start talking any old rubbish. Terrence Brown isn't even allowed into west ham. What makes you think that the icelandics are going to want to sell to him.

Anyway, has anyone got any news on the more likely DIC takover ??
  To all Man City fans can you stop living in dream world!! You may have all the money in the world at your disposal but do you all honestly think every top quality footballer is a money grabbing fool like robiniho with no interest in winning honours!?!?! Maybe in a few years your team will attract those kind of players when you win a few things but until then they will just keep rejecting you so i wouldn't expect a flurry of world class players coming to you in the summer!! (Especially the person who stated £130 mill for Gerrard and Torres neither would leave Liverpool for Man City!)

Anyway i have been told that Liverpool are currently trying to strike up a deal with Athletico for Aguero (yes you may laugh as we don't have that much money) but when the yanks did take over they said they would be willing to purchase 1 20+ mill player a season (they have kept there word so far Torres, Keane) Aguero is keen on the move being a Liverpool supporter and also has spoken to Maradona about it and he has apparantly advised him to go there! There were rumours when Athletico first signed him that he would move there to make things a little easier for Liverpool in the future with regards to a work permit i don't know whether these were completly true but i do know Liverpool had a 12 mill bid accepted and Aguero had accpeted personal terms only for Liverpool to pull out of the deal last minute then he joined Athletico! Anyway i hope this does come off and he joins Torres up front once again!!

Big G
  Fafa Benitez will take over as manager of Real Madrid in the summer and kick off a managerial merry go round. Mourinho to Man City, Steve Bruce to Newcastle. Mark Hughes to Tottenham. Liverpool to sell players due to financial problems, DIC and Anil Ambama are both trying to tie up a deal to buy West Ham. Manchester Utd to be put up for sale.
Expect to see a pretty big overhaul of the squad at the emirates.
Eboue will go as wenger is fed up, after his dismissal at white hart lane and wenger blamed eboue himself as a result of his frustration.
Senderos will go to milan permantly.
Adebayor will go to either Ac milan or realmadrid depends who offers the better deal which must include Pato or Huntelaar as well as cash.
Gallas will stay because his form has improved since being stripped of the captaincy.
Sturridge–5m+Bendtner on loan for 6mths–only wants big bucks to get away from city and city will look to get rid of him before his contract runs out.
  With Liverpool F.C's limited budget in the summer, the club will have to rely on selling players with the usual crummy budget put aside for us. . . but it's not all bad news, Darby promoted to full squad for right full position with Insua first choice left full back. Nemeth & Pacheco promoted to full squad also.

Dosenna – £5m – Serie A
Voronin – £1.5m – Bundesliga
Benayoun – £6m – Host of Premier League clubs interested
Pennant – £2m – Who cares
Babel – £15m – Talent in the waiting, but how long do we wait
Lucas – £5m – Can room with Pennant
Degen – Not sure of value
Itandje – £1.5 – Back to France
Leto – £3m – to Greece

Gareth Barry; £12m–£15m
Michael Owen; Free Agent
Simao Sabrosa; £8m–£10m
& finally the big signing of the summer; David Silva for £25m–£30m
  Keirrison will NOT sign for liverpool!! I repeat will NOT sign for liverpool after signing for brazillan side Palmieras, and has settled. Everyone expect there not to be many big names and big prices happening in the transfer window as many owners want to sell the club, so the activity of new owners will be more fluent than the players. Arsene Wenger will not be selling none of his younger fringe players to other clubs. E.g Diaby and Song ( as some people have noted about). The signings that may happen have had been strongly noticed in strong media reports such as and other trustworthy media reporters.
Alvaro Negredo –> Fulham in the region of £7m. This will be the only deal the cottagers will purchase, there may be loan deals made permanent for dacourt and barnes aswell.
Nene –> Arsenal. He has realeased a statement saying that he is focused at the Nacional and will decide when the campaign is over.
Anatoly Tymoschuk –> Bayern. The Ukranian will finalise this deal within the next 24hours as a deal as been reached with his club, Zenit.
Gervinho –> Premiership Club, Strongly Linked With Arsenal. This one has been long speculated for the last 3 transfer windows. Arsenal have been tracking Gervinho since his Beveren days, and made make up their mind on the Ivorian.
Cho Won–hee –> Wigan. Subject to work permit and should be done soon, Cho rejected a move to Monaco months ago and his contract at bluewings has expired and wigan are set to complete on a free transfer.

From A09
  LFC are looking to strengthen their:
–Goalkeeper(if Reina leaves)
–Centre Back(if Agger leaves)
–Right Back
–Left Back
–Centre Midfield
–Right Wing
–Left Wing

They are looking at signing
Glen Johnson/Rafinha RB 9m
Gareth Bale/Fernando Navarro LB 8m
Michael Johnson CM 5m
Adam Johnson L–RW 10m
Kuba/Aaron Lennon RW 10m
Ezequiel Lavezzi/Vagner Love ST 13m
Fred ST free

If Agger(10m) and Reina(15m) do leave, Liverpool will sign:
–Rene Adler 7m GK
–Per Mertesacker CB 18m

Liverpool will have a 30m budget and will use the following funds to buy the players

–Andrea Dossena Napoli 5m
–Yossi Benayoun Atletico Madrid 8m
–Andriy Voronin Hertha Berlin 2m
–Charles Itandje Nancy 2m
–Lucas Juventus 8m
–Jermaine Pennant free
  Johnny Heitinga is to be signed in the summer by Newcastle aswell as Daniel Díaz of Getafe and Juan Román Riquelme of Boca. Although Diaz maybe the easier target than Heitinga.

  To the person who said:

I just want to say to all the people that keep saying that players playing in the Spanish La Liga can not be bought because they have buy out clauses in excess of 60 Million.
It is well known that most Spanish La Liga players have large buy out clauses, but that does nt mean anything. Two Examples;

Riera Buy out clause close to 20 Million, sold for 9 million

Torres sold for 20 Million, Surely his clause was large.

Stop the Bull, if a serious of offer in excess of at least 20 million came in for these players, there clubs would strongly consider selling.

So in reality, it is extremely possible that Ageuro could be signed for between 20–30 million.

Yes, its true that a 60 million buyout clause can b negotiated to a lower price, and Fernando Torres' was around 42 million euros, Previously it had been around 50, after the 2006 world cup, but because of finacial difficulties Atletico reduced after turning down a 25 million pound bid from a club that was believed 2 be Man United in 2006 and Torres was bought by Liverpool in 2007 for around 27 million pounds. In 2007, Aguero's clause was 50, now it is 60 due to his excellent performances, Atletico are not in the same situation now as they were when they sold Torres and the fact that they increased his buyout clause means they want more money, so,yes they would take maybe a 30 million pound bid seriously but they could wait and let a bidding war erupt between all the clubs that want him (Inter, Madrid, Barca and Liverpool). And as for Riera, Espanyol are in a perilous financial situation, and accepted that he would leave so they took the offer with open arms.
  Have heard from a source close to the club that Crystal Palace are close to agreeing a loan deal for Darius Vassell
  "When Leicester get promoted they will sign the following players:

David Martin On permanent Basis

David Connolly

Nathan Tyson

Adam le fondre

And Finally Simon Cox"

You from FoxesTalk?. Their all deluded aswell. Doubt we will sign anyone like Connolly. Wouldn't even touch Tyson, overrated. Possibly Martin. Mattock will be sold for 1.9m to West Ham. Fryatt will be sold for 2.3m to West Brom.

With the money LCFC will sign –
Paterson from Burnley 1.4m
Michael Brown 800k
Jay Simpson (Loan)
Darron Gibson (Loan)
  I just want to say to all the people that keep saying that players playing in the Spanish La Liga can not be bought because they have buy out clauses in excess of 60 Million.
It is well known that most Spanish La Liga players have large buy out clauses, but that does nt mean anything. Two Examples;

Riera Buy out clause close to 20 Million, sold for 9 million

Torres sold for 20 Million, Surely his clause was large.

Stop the Bull, if a serious of offer in excess of at least 20 million came in for these players, there clubs would strongly consider selling.

So in reality, it is extremely possible that Ageuro could be signed for between 20–30 million.
  I have heard a wisper that peterborough manager darren ferguson is running the rue over goalkeeper lewis price aswell as lcoal peterborough league hot shot mark pannett .
remember u heard it here first
  Kerrison has signed a pre–contract agreement with Liverpool and will join as soon as the window opens.Also Sielva a young midfeilder from Espanyol is also on his way to Anfeild and the young signings will not stop there Jack Collison and Joe Hart (dependent on another deal) may also sign
  To the bloke who said next year Villa will be in the top 4. . we are already 3rd, so what does next year have to do with it? The Joe Cole rumour is certainly plausible, but is likely to depend on the manager situation since he does love it at Chelsea. Kevin Doyle is a non–starter with us having Gabby, Heskey and Carew. Additionally, O'Neill already said he wasn't going for Upson before, and he's old, why sign him when he's older. Watch for Lescott, a life–long Villa fan. While Everton don't want to sell him Villa can offer the money to make it worth their while. He will be key as he can also deputise at left–back freeing L. Young to focus on right–back. If Man. City don't convince Daniel Sturrigde to sign look for him to go to Villa too, young, prominent English striker. . the writing is on the wall. I also believe Fabian Delph could be a summer signing. . Rooney and Walcott were snapped up before O'Neill but with our current position, and O'Neill's reputation along with all the players we have making the England squad I think we might be able to snap him up too.

Finally, to who we're selling. . why would anyone pay 6M for Shorey, when we signed him for 4M and he cannot get in the side?
  I said a few months back about the salary cap coming in to stop the ludicrous over–spending in the EPL and was laughed at – Guess what? Platini is going for it again and he has much support! The plan is as of season 2010/11 Premiership teams will no longer be able to buy their way to the top, preserving grassroots football across the globe. This can only be a good thing in my opinion. If there's no obscene wages, the big names will go Europe's biggest and widest supported clubs instead of teams lucky to get 30,000 fans or qualify for the UEFA cup.
  Been away for a bit, on holiday with the scout who goes by the alias of Neville Shawnby. We went to a dingy bar one night and, drunk on enthusiasm and malt liquor, he tells me of the youngsters he has recently been asked to took at.
One was Owen Garbutt, of the Leeds United Centre of Excellence. The sixteen year–old local lad has apparently raised the eyebrows of messrs Wenger and Rice, with some dynamic performances on the flanks.
Another was Micheal O'connor of Crewe, who I immediately recognised, having posted about him before. But Neville, being more experienced than I, quoted his excellent leadership skills and charisma. Unbelievably though, no Premier League hooks in this fella yet.
Owain fon Williams, the Welshman between the sticks at Stockport, was next. This guy has appeared, I think, on Sky Sports, and so the name should be familiar. With County's financial predicament, this one could be on the move, but Neville was starting to slur and I was a little tight myself. Charlton Athletic? Yeah, they need him. .
I did ask Neville for his opinion on John Fleck, Kerrison and Gervinho, but there is a code of conduct among the football scouts of the nation; not to reveal where not necessary. So i bought him another drink, and he said; "Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal. maaaaaate!"
I heartily agreed and drove him home. And yes, I had a great time, thank you.
Professor Malcolm Shaffer OBE
  Pepe Reina and Javier Mascherano WILL NOT be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season, but don't be suprised if Alonso does. Its possible that Liverpool may sign either of Sergio Aguero and David Villa, but will not sign both. Rafa will sign a new 4 year contract and hopefully so will Daniel Agger. Y.N.W.A
  No LFC are not signing Keirrison, he's signed for Palmeiras ahead of the new Brazilian season. Aguero isn't signing for you either, you haven't even finished paying for Torres.
  The Villa rumour is NOT beyond Liverpools grasp especially if Mascherano and Reina are involved in the deal. The Villa rumour has been simmering for some time and more often than not a lot of contributors agree with it. I told you about Scolari first a couple of weeks before and then 3 days before he got the sack. Most of the hunches on this site have strong foundations based on kean intuition, body language, some gossip and reading between the lines and acute observation. If the fans are feeling it you can be sure the manager will be too, eg look at Keane, i told you he was a Board (Parry) buy and not a RAFA buy and that he had no tactical or positional discipline or in other words he didnt do what the manager told him to do on the pitch. As such it was a matter of time before he went, it also sent a message to the CEO that the manager runs the team not him. But would you hear RAFA say this. NO. You can see Villa has a strong bond with Xabi and his chemistry with Torres says it all so to say there is no chance of him joining is incorrect. I'm not here to shoot you down but don't be shooting other people down, you should have an open mind and an understanding of the needs of a club and player. A lot of intuition on this board happens not long after its said. If I'm wrong I'll apologise but to me its clear it will happen, deferred money payments/player exchange/ first shout on a player, these days how its negotiated is flexible so don't think money is the be all and end all of a sale.
EL Torro

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