Football Rumours Archive March 21 2010


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21 Mar 2010 22:55:23
My pundit and ex liverpool player friend informed me today that rafa will be gone at the end of the season as will hicks and gillett, the new owners will be made up of 50% american and 50 % dubai , as for the manager roy hodgson is being lined up and the new owners want a british influence on the squad. if rafa joins real madrid, alonso will join liverpool or city though if he does join city its likely barry will join liverpool


21 Mar 2010 22:49:02
Arsene Wenger is sending scouts to Holland to check out Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld of AFC Ajax after being recommended by Thomas Vermaelen. Expect a move for 1 of the 2 in the summer.


21 Mar 2010 22:23:40
Man city INS
Real Madrid INS
David villa
Chelsea INS
Sergio ramos
di Maria
morinho will come back
haha jk but please, if you aregoing to post, don't just make them all hopeful stupid rumors


21 Mar 2010 22:28:11
After seeing rafa not getting enthusiastic about anything from big win to big loss, I think he has decided to quit lfc at the end of the season. Morinho actually is a possibility. Rafa will go to real madrid, who for some reason think he can actually manage. Anyway, a new manager will adapt to the modern European game, and both sign and play more creative players


21 Mar 2010 22:12:17
Wenger's summer targets:

Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Adam Matthews (Cardiff City), Stefan Savic (BSK Borska), Brede Hangeland (Fulham), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Loic Remy (Nice), Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar), Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow), Felipe Melo (Juventus), Christian Eriksen (Ajax), Marouane Chamakh (Bordeaux), Mamadou Sakho (PSG), James McCarthy (Wigan) and Abel Hernandez (Palermo)


21 Mar 2010 21:55:02
Slaven Billic is not likely to take over at west ham next season as he said how he wants to stay with his country side. Mark Hughes is a huge possibility IF zola does go and Mcleish? come on! no!
Also, if avram grants english track record goes.. we won't be signing him as our manager either!


21 Mar 2010 21:13:43
Liverpool News..

Regarding the post Rafa going to Juve 100% correct Mounrinho coming to Liverpool 100% wrong it's a done deal he's going to City in the summer. I would suggest O'Neill will be the new manager total guess work though.


21 Mar 2010 20:50:42
Out: Riera, Babel
In: Milner, Ireland, Turan, J. Cole
Reds stick with Rafa, because firing a good manager who made one mistake (letting X. Alonso go), is not worth 16m.


21 Mar 2010 20:15:57
There are alot of roumours on here but i have one that has some substance. rafa is off to juve in the summer and jose is comin in. crazy talk? perhaps..but jose was a boyhood liverpool fan and the new investor G&H have brought in (to be announced soon) is only willing to put up the money if he gets his jose.


21 Mar 2010 19:57:47
Wenger's summer targets:

Hugo Lloris (Lyon), Adam Matthews (Cardiff City), Stefan Savic (BSK Borska), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Loic Remy (Nice), Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow), Felipe Melo (Juventus), Christian Eriksen (Ajax), Marouane Chamakh (Bordeaux), Mamadou Sakho (PSG) and Abel Hernandez (Palermo)


21 Mar 2010 19:37:38
A rumour is circulating that should Zola's men loose to Wolves mid week, Gold and Sullivan will be making overtures to Avram Grant. Rumour has it, Grant will be in sooner rather than later.


21 Mar 2010 19:45:29
Flamini is coming back to arsenal, he regrets leaving
and milan are happy for him to leave.
This boosts Fabregas chances of staying with arsenal
Also Wenger is going to raid the french league with
the signings of Remy, Lloris, Chamakh, Sakho and
might be a chance of Chamakh persuading Gourcuff
to join him at Arsenal.


21 Mar 2010 19:47:42
Man United to offer Vidic and 8m for Benzema.


21 Mar 2010 19:13:30
Man utd summer moves
the only moves out of OT will be foster tosic and possibly carrick to everton.forget about scholes neville o shea they are all huge parts of the utd family and will only leave if they want.hargreaves is on the road back and 100 %will be staying.berba will be staying as will anderson as he will be out injured for next 5 to the squad will be a creative centre mid who will be gourcuff from bordeaux also can play wide.lloris of lyon is the no 1 target to eventually replace VDS but arsenal are prob ahead of utd in that race.only other move could be benzema but this really depends on what real do in summer transfers in.


21 Mar 2010 19:04:43
Arsenal news:
contrary to the ridiculously grandiose rumours circling this site, arsenal will not make wholesale changes. arsenal will look to bring in 3, maybe 4 new players, with a similar amount departing.
going for sure are silvestre and senderos, both on free transfers. campbell may or may not be retained, as he is ageing, but has been in good form for us in the absence of Gallas. Gallas himself is being offered a new contract, with Wenger prepared to disregard the club's default position on contracts for over 30s by offering Gallas a 2yr deal. Fabianski's time is up, he has been crap in most performances this season, and seems to be turning into the goalkeeping version of senderos. Wenger will try in vain to retain the services of fran merida, who has obviously realised he will never displace the likes of fabregas and diaby. eduardo and/or vela will go out on loan. underperforming reserves players such as kerrea gilbert and cedric evina will be shown the door.
the criteria for incoming players is relatively straightforward. Chamakh is arriving for free to boost the ranks of strikers at the club. jay simpson will return from loan to stake his claim. a goalkeeper will be brought in, with one of mannone or szczesny having a loan stint elsewhere. the incoming keeper looks to be one of green or lloris.
in defence, one defender will be brought in, but 2 if gallas goes. the list is not long, with the following defenders being watched: Zapata, Subotic, Sakho, Tasci, vdWiel, Cahill, Savic and Azcilipueta(cant spell this name for the life of me). my money is on vdWiel, who can play across the line, and would allow Eboue to move further up the pitch on a more permanent basis. Sakho would be a brilliant signing. we will be priced out of the market for Subotic, Savic is not that good and had a poor trial with us, Cahill is overrated, and Tasci and Zapata are genuine possibilities.
finally, wenger will debate whether to bring in cover at DCM. he will probably decide not to, but if he does, it will be somebody approaching the twilight of their career.
recap: out: Silvestre, Senderos, Fabianski, Merida, Vela/Eduardo loan, maybe Gallas, Campbell.
in: Lloris/Green, vdWiel, Chamakh, maybe Sakho.


21 Mar 2010 17:35:08
Arsenal will offload Gallas Fabianski senderos silvestre and maybe Clichy. Coming in will be Remy Krasic, Van der wiel and Lloris. Lloris's dad is his agent and he was spotted discussing at Lyon vs ST Etienne with Grimadi, Arsenals scout for France.


21 Mar 2010 17:24:26
Tony mowbray will leave celtic, sooner rather than later, boruc will sign new improved contract(2nd highest paid player in scotland)no lloyds bank involved, but will be allowed to leave for suitable offer which suits both parties, but he's happy to this space, robbie keane will still be at celtic next season, make himself a legend, and mark hughes new manager


21 Mar 2010 16:44:00
Spurs to sign christiano ronaldo, benzima, rooney, torres and kaka. true? course not. just like half the rumours on here, its rubbish. please stop linking the team you support to big name expensive signings, just to make yourself feel better. heres some stuff i have heard though, from reliable sources. yakubu to spurs, possibly in a swap deal for robbie keane, unless keano opts for aston villa. manchester united will offload berbatov, foster, hargreaves and possibly scholes. scholes on a free transfer, to oldham. i know it sounds crazy, but he is a life long oldham fan, and said he would love to play for them before he retires. united will attempt to sign david villa, but a lack of funds, and david villa's lack of desire to leave spain may make that deal a non–starter. william gallas is in talks with roma about a free transfer in the summer. arsenal will look at newcastle centre back steven taylor as a replacement if gallas does go. anywho, good luck everyone, and stop coming on with all your rubbish. ty


21 Mar 2010 16:13:33
Everyone thinks Celtic will resign Robbie Keane next season when his loan ends, He will return to Spurs and sign for Everton.He will be a swap for Yakubu.No money involved just a straight foward swap.A great stike partner for Saha, and perfect with height and power to help little Defoe Good deal both ways.Other deals for Everton they will sign two other and sell more.Outs Yobo to Bolton 7m/swap for Gary Cahill, Rodwell to Man U 25m ,
Carlo Nash released and Yakubu swap.In Keane swap, Stephen Ireland 10m and a Goalkeeper up to 5m and Bryan Ruiz Loan.


21 Mar 2010 16:15:45
Liverpool news:
ryan babel will demand to leave liverpool in the summer after being frustrated at his treatment at the club. liverpool would fetch about £8m for him, with arsenal, west ham, ajax and az alkmaar interested. if they do not finish 4th, Gerrard will also leave. if benitez gets fired, liverpool would have to pay him £16m as part of a severance package, and would risk losing the likes of torres, benayoun and mascherano. Mascherano incidently may leave anyway, with spanish sides showing an interest.

Chelsea: Assuming Ancelotti keeps his job, he will see his job over the summer as lowering the age of his squad. grogba, anelka, ballack, malouda, j cole, etc are all near or over 30. he is eyeing akinfeev as cover or a challenge for Cech, something that Russian owner Roman would welcome. a striker, creative midfielder and rightback are priorities. leaving will be hilario, kalou, ferreira and possibly alex.

Man Utd: the futures of neville, scholes, giggs, vdSaar and vidic are up in the air, the former because of age and vidic due to interest from madrid and barca. owen will leave for sure and hargreaves is also likely to be moved on. tosic looks to be on his way out. all eyes are on david silva to provide the creativity in midfield after the flopped players such as anderson and hargreaves. utd are v unlikely to bid for torres, as they would be rejected straight away. efforts may be made to lure both silva and david villa. RB desperately needed. may challenge arsenal's bid for vdWiel.

Arsenal. Fabianski, Senderos, Silvestre, Merida and maybe Gallas all look to be on their way out. eduardo will be sent on loan to regain his sharpness, vela may follow suite. Chamakh is confirmed as arriving in the summer. following him will be 2 defenders, a GK and possibly DCM cover. GK will not be Rob Green, unless WH go down. green has shown he is ordinary and would not improve on Almunia, who has been great this season. defenders are likely to be VdWiel who can play across the back, and one of Sakho, Subotic, Tasci and Zapata. Savic will not be signed as he had a poor trial. DCM cover may be Senna of Villareal. full of experience and is ageing, therefore will be cover for the brilliant Song. if arsene decides to sign another striker, it is likely to be Lacina Traore of Cluj.

just in the end of season spirit, some predictions:
champions: Arsenal, utd 2nd, chelsea 3rd.
relegation: Portsmouth, Burnley and Hull.
4th: Man City.
managers to get the sack: laws, benitez and zola.
champions league: my favourites are Man Utd, Arsenal and Barca.
UEFA Europa League: Valencia. fulham to reach semis by beating wolfsburg.
Manager of the domestic season: wenger.
manager of the season: Roy Hodgson for his complete magic act at Fulham.
player of the season is between Rooney and Fabregas, rooney to take the cake.
spain to win world cup, simply due to their stunning midfield, top draw keeper, great full backs and world class strikers. england to bow out in semis. top scorer david villa, spain. spain to beat holland in final.


21 Mar 2010 14:57:13
Nearly all or the people who post stuff on this site have to stop playin football manager games. I think i was one of the first poeple to say Smalling was going to united and was right. So this is my nxt piece of news First to get rid of the rumors Rooney staying on a 5yr contract, Nani staying another year. Foster Neville tosic definately going and maybe Vidic to real but only if fergie gets a deal for benzema or guti. Players fergie is interested in definately Modric possiby for Carrick, Rodwell As a young English player , joe cole if he wants to leave Chelsea lot of wrangelings over contract. Lloris if thay can find a cash deal and then there's berbatov I know 100% that fergie is unsure about whether to keep him or not and will wait till the season is over if he goes and there is an offer from inter see balotelli going other way– hargreaves and owen to leave on free – Wait an see


21 Mar 2010 14:37:18
Preston north end summer news.

derek shaw is to step down as preston chairman this summer paving the way for trevor hemmings and his friend sir alex ferguson to take over the running of the club.sir alex is expected to retire from management at man u at the end of this season and take a more backseat role at preston.


21 Mar 2010 14:36:37
Liverpool fc possible summer tranfers
outs: degen, riera, benayoun, skrtel and maybe babel.
ins: torosidis, mata, turan, kjaer, jovanovic, taiwo + a few youngests.


21 Mar 2010 14:25:04
Nottingham Forest will Fail yet again to acquire any new players before the thursday deadline.

Billy Davies has been frustrated this week by several premier league clubs rejecting loan bids from Forest

He said: "I have spoken to two Premiership clubs about players, but why would they let their players out at this stage of the season? I wouldn't if I was in their shoes.
"And do you think there are any clubs in the Championship who are going to welcome us and say 'yes, take our best player'?
"I know the harsh reality of the position we are in. I don't think there will be signings."

Billy Davies also commented saying that he will not sign players for sake of signing players . he had to settle for second best at Derby and wasn't prepared to do it again as he believes that it cost him his job.

Billy Davies has already made it very clear that he will not be moving on in the summer, Davies is requesting a new 5 year deal with Forest. His aim is to build a young talented squad at forest that will guarantee stability back in the Premier league for years to come. Hence why he will not settle for second best in the transfer market.



21 Mar 2010 14:13:05
Forest fans, Ned Kelly let slip the news I have been waiting to bring you all week from my secret inside source..5 players in before friday. Read it and rejoice you reds. OldJom the happy tipster.


21 Mar 2010 13:32:50
Just heard news that mowbary will not be leaving celtic this year but Boruc is as Arsenal are looking to sign him on a free transfer. also leaving celtic will be mc manus but will sign for reading on loan. Celtic are looking to take Keane on loan again but don't think harry will let him go. n'guemo, braafeild both going to stay but they will not keep kamara. Martin petrov could come in on loan. they want to buy kevin doyle and shane long as both are celtic fans and want to play for the club. Rangers are taking david healy on loan from sunderland


21 Mar 2010 12:12:38
With Riera leaving Liverpool, a new winger will definitely be brought in to cover. His name is Juan Mata and Rafa has been scouting him all season.After missing out on Silva, Rafa is keen to get the next big thing and this would suit Valencia, as a deal can ease their financial crisis and allow them to hang on to Silva and Villa


21 Mar 2010 12:29:23
A MESSAGE TO ALL PORTSMOUTH FANS.. Don't waste your time with the latest bidder he will asset strip if you let him, he's in it for the media circus only GET RID ASAP. Goodluck with a real buyer


21 Mar 2010 11:39:17
Liverpoolfc Transfer Rumour.

As we all know about Riera's outburst at Rafa, It is almost certain that he will leave the "Sinking Ship" Of Liverpool Football Club. Although most of the players don't want him to leave it is better for both Player and Manager for him to leave. Riera's to most likely destinations are Spain back to La Liga or Russia (Where is wife is from) With both CSKA and Dynamo Moscow after him. The Fee will roughly be around 7 – 12 Million.

This WILL mean another Winger or Midfielder will be brought into the club.
Silva – Has been linked alot but with the current fiancial situation it's a No Go.
Mata – Again Young Prospect but Again No Go. He will be out of our reach.
Turan – The more than likely choice would cost us round about 10 – 14 Mil and already Arda announcing he would join Liverpool he is the most Likely Choice.



21 Mar 2010 11:43:10
I have 3 rumours and 2 are certain to happen.
Milos Krasic– Arsenal 8.5m
Luis Suarez – Chelsea 18m
and this 1 not to sure about
Alan Dzageov – Man United 15m


21 Mar 2010 11:21:25
Rooney to real ferguson to retire as he wants no manager of man utd to exceed his achievments man to come in is laurent blanc must sell others for transfer kitty as rooney money to service debt


21 Mar 2010 02:27:25
To reply to the clown who heard the following through the grapevine:
If rafa manages to keep his job hes highlighted danny murphy as a replacement for lucas leiva. rafa has been analysin video footage of past liverpool players to see how he can make the squad better and he believes that danny murphy can do the job that gary mcallister did in the treble winning season. stephen ireland will also be signed in this role so that there is plenty of depth.another striker will be signed, possibly kanoute as he has premiership experience and he sees him as a good role model for "future star" david ngog.

By Danny Murphy I hope you do not mean the Danny Murphy who currently plays in the league of ireland. If so then I fear you are seriously mistaken. One, danny Murphy is a left back and therefore not a canidate to replace lucas. Two, the Murphy I know is not good enough to make the reds squad.

You did get one thing right in the bit about Stephen ireland. City are to concerned about spending more money that they are going to let a great talent slip out of their hands. The otherl midfield player coming in will be James milner from Aston villa.

For rafa to be at anfield next year he will have to start playing more creative players. The system he has implemented with two holding mids has been disastrous. I hope aquilani will be given more starts instead of Lucas.

However, I disagree with your idea that Lucas will be replaced. This makes it sound like Lucas is going somewhere, which is far from the case. Lucas recieves a lot of criticism and not without reason. He is far from spectacular but there is no arguing his talent. I believe he will stay on and take on a less important role as cover for masch at the d mid position. He wi continue to learn from masherano and develop into a solid player.

With only one holding midfielder on the field, the creativity will finally start to flow again. With options of gerrard, aqua, Ireland , and milner to choose from there will also be more competition. I believe milner, who can also play on the wings, can develop into a replacement for Stevie g. Well as good a replacement as any for the powerhouse.

Central midfield has been one of our biggest problems this year and these changes will go along way to returning us to title contention.

Go reds! Sorry for the long post. Today's score will read:
liverpool 2– manure 0.


21 Mar 2010 03:08:09
Quick ammendment to my last post. I obviously had the wrong Danny Murphy. I guess it has just been so long since he was at Liverpool that I forgot. Also it is a common name. Sorry. But my message remains the same. Liverpool will bring in young creative players who are world class and at 33, the aging Murphy does not cut it. Plus he is doing well at fulham. Sorry for the confusion.


21 Mar 2010 03:23:24
Possible Summer Transfers!
Di Maria–Man Utd(20m+)
Gosling–Man Utd(10m+)


21 Mar 2010 08:10:03
It may be hard to believe but WEST HAM UNITEd are considering making an offer for no other that DAVID BECKHAM. This is if Beckham wants to return to English football when he recovers from injury. Gold has expressed his interest in bringing Beckham to the club which would be a big boost for West Ham.
I believe if this is true (as it is likely that Upson is also leaving) either parker or beckham (if he signs) will take over as west ham captain!


21 Mar 2010 09:31:47
Any news on who West Ham United will have as their new manager next season? Will it be: Slaven Bilic, Mark Hughes, Alex McLeish, Paul Lambert?


21 Mar 2010 09:52:53
Oscar Cardozo is at the top of Rafa's wishlist to partner Torres in attack for next season.


20 Mar 2010 23:33:23
LIVERPOOL – Albert Riera to CSKA Moscow



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