Football Rumours Archive January 23 2009


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A club source has informed me that an approach has been made for Skonto Riga manager Paul Ashworth.
  Hearts have held talks with Michael Mifsud.
  I would like to put my point across to all you people as i have looked at this page most days and am rather miffed
for one Liverpool my team are broke unfortunately. this means that rafa will be leaving as he is not getting the funds that he would so desire, he will be off to city which however sad it may be will make Mourinho the new boss of the kop as this is only because of the new owners that will be buying the club two weeks after the january window is closed. yh good timing boys. odviously they are no man city owners but they are better than what we have at the moment they will give liverpool a budjet of 50 million for redevelopments for mourinho this will be the changes
degen–2 (i like him but he obviously won't get a chance with mourinho)
agger–12 (the reason he was out last season was because of a failed drug test which got him banned from the prem for a year when he finished his year ban he cam back for a few games and failed again hence his move away)
dossena–5(he hasent had the chance to develop from the slowest league in the world, shame he seemed good)
benayoun–4 (isnt good enough for the mourinho era)
pennant–free ( again not good enough for the new era)
lucas–5 (hasent impressed and mourinho doesn't believe in his prospect for the future)
prity much the entire youth–anything offered ( all rafas hard youth development out the window)
babel–18 ( to many mistakes)
kuyt–10 ( not good enough for the new era)
keane–13 (him and mourinho don't get along very well there were mixed words in a derby a few years ago)
thats an added 83 million towards debt and new players which make a transfer budjet for rebuild at about 120 mill
david silva– 24 maybe babel inclued to lower price
van der varrt??–22 if he accepts a lower wage and no one else steals him
adriano–11 even tho a bust up between him and mourinho happened in inter he believes adriano to be a great player
aguero or villa –both 35 mill
liverpool have been paying half a million a month for aguero as part of the torres deal if aguero doesn't come we either get 7.5 million back or one of there players around this price range and its suspected that sinima may be coming back and villa because of the debt problem at valencia
  Right to the guy who said that it disgusts him that arsenal are set to sign arshavin you're kidding right?
He's been voted 6th in the ballon d'or
Anyway heard that gio dos santos is hoping to link up with mexican international teamate carlos vela at arsenal(another player for the arsenal faithful to boo!)
Arshavin should be completed soon
Veloso is a strong possibility also.
  To the Everton fan who said that De Jong could have been bought for £2.38million in the summer. . that was the clause in his contract that would have been activated. . . do you seriously think that only City would have then been after him. . it would have been an auction between several clubs for a player that is a 24 year old Dutch International. . . maybe even Everton could have mustered a bid of £10million for him before dropping out of the race to sign him !!!
  Liverpool will open talks with kuwait,s richest family about a possible take over tom hicks has got alot to do with it and the head of the take over will be a man called nasser he is the in the top 50th richest people in the world it will probably be in papers in the morning this is posted on 22/1/09
  If they are funded in the summer, Liverpool will make a move for Sergio Aguero. He is a Liverpool fan and wanted to move to Anfield when he joined A. Madrid but Benitez felt 14mil was too much to spend when he needed to improve other areas more.

The bid will be around 15mil + Xabi Alonso. Benitez still wants Gareth Barry and since he will have only 1 year left on his contract, Benitez feels he could get him for around 10mil.

Robbie Keane is a target for Man City and Spurs. Spurs will only pay £15mil but city will pay £20mil.

Antonio Valencia is also a major target for around 12mil as well as 10mil for Glen Johnson and 6mil for Aislan.

Nabil El Zhar is a 3.5mil target for Monaco. If he leaves, Rafa will replace him with a 7mil move for Kuba from Dortmund.

Kenwyne Jones is also a 7mil target. He will sign if the french club interested in N'gog comes up with 3mil.
  Jason Scotland (Swansea City) – Barnsley (£1.3m)
  Willo flood will sign for celtic next week heard it here first
i said yesterday that marlon king was having medical,but middlesboro came in last min,so jones is now in talks with matt derbyshire from blackburn,who is very keen.schmiechel is thinking it over,he had offer from celtic but would be second choice there,jones promised him start.
  Newcastle will try and knick Bullard and not Murphy as 5/6mil should do the trick. This will be made available by the departure of Smith and possibly Duff and/or Nzogbia. Shittu is rumoured to be on his way but the smart money is on Bougherra of Rangers. A cheeky stab at Giles Barnes of Derby may also look likely as well as Martin Taylor of Brum heading back to the NE.

  With Liverpools new found fortune from the Kuwaities liverpool will have a huge spending spree.
Aguero $32m
Bale $10m
Joaquin $8m
Ailsan $5m
Reanto $15m

Benitez will stay and have full control of his transfers.

i got all this information from a very good friend whos mothers goddaugher dates a player.
wait and see.
  Stoke have equalled Hull's 5m offer for Jimmy Bullard and is set to meet Stoke's chief executive Tony Scholes on friday afternoon.
  كشر is the word for muggs in arabic it is a rough translation, i know not a rumour but i hope newcastler, sunderland, boro etc try and get risse back into the premiership his left foot freekicks are being missed at liverpool
  Sunderland are looking to sign at least 3 experienced premier league players, their targets include:
Danny Shittu
Jimmy Bullard
Hayden Mullins
Jonathan Greening
Vincent Pericard
Nicky Butt
  To the guy that wrote this:
'To th eguy who calledme a twat about ballack joinning celtic on loan gt a grip i no my football n this is 100 per cent true. and yes puyol is joinning man city in th summer. lee naylor is also goin 2 west brom wi robinson going th other way. arsenal wnt 2 sign scot brown 4 15 million' Don't know where to start with this one. Ballack? The guy's on over 100k a week. Celtic couldn't afford to pay that and Chelsea wouldn't keep paying it if he wasn't actually playing for them. Plus he's a 1st team regular at Stamford Bridge. Brown for 15 mil? Wenger doesn't want to pay that much for Arshavin, a player with 10 times more quality than Brown. Celtic would get lucky if they sold him for anything higher than 6.5 mil. Celtic's only signing of the window will be a left back, possibly Paul Robinson for £1.5 million. Rangers won't bring in anybody (even on loan or free) unless we offload one or two high earners. The only one we'll get a high offer for is McGregor with Newcastle and Spurs hovering. If he did leave it would be for around 5–6 million. Bougherra may leave but for only a fraction of the 5 mil being quoted. He is untested at the highest level and fairly injury prone. No–one wants to touch Ferguson because of his awful form and frequent injury problems so we're stuck with him. Mendes will stay until the Summer when he'll probably leave. Boyd may yet go to Birmingham, but his attitude towards his potential new club has left Karen Brady unimpressed. If he goes, we'll get about 3–4 million for him, enough to balance the books for the time being. Possible ins for Rangers – if we get rid of one player then Lovenkrands may yet rejoin on a free along with a defender on loan, possibly Tonel or Stranzl. If we sell McGregor, one of these defenders will join permanently. Also expect Dean Shiels to sign a pre–contract soon and both halves of the old firm to court Berra and Kingston of Hearts with Berra joining celtic and Kingston joining rangers.

I'm going to have to agree with the guy that called you a twat mate! For one there is no way in hell of Berra going to one of the old firm sides, he's a Hearts supporter and secondly Sunderland, Fullham and Everton have been scouting him. He'll end up in the PL if he leaves. And as for Kingston he is on his way to the Bundesliga, never mind the rest of the rubish you wrote. You clearly have no idea about football – fact! Anyway for my rumours I have been told that if Juventus come uo with £16m+ they will land Kuyt and Veronin + Yossi will be sold in the summer. This is because Rafa wants to get a new striker and right sided winger.
  Whats up with Norwich sources then? Quoting players Gunn wants but he has to wait until new manager comes. . he is the manager you plank!!

Forest news, a bid of £3 million from Boro for McGugan was turned down this week. After Forest beat Derby on Friday Stephen Bywater will join and possibly also Claude Davis a favorite of Billy Davies. He would also like Rob Hulse but Clough is yet to be persuaded.

Dan the Main Man
  Manuel da costa to sigh for sunderland in the next 48hrs, he is one of the brightest u21 defenders around, undisclosed fee thought to be around 5million! you heard it here first.

Ho'way the lads – FTM for life
  West Ham are to make a raid on Italy in hope of grabbing young talent. The players they currently have their eyes on are Simon Kjaer of Palermo, Mario Balotelli of Inter, Marek Hamsik of Napoli, Felipe Melo of Fiorentina and Savio Nsereko of Brescia
  "I Have an Uncle how is freindly with Davie Moyes family
He Told me this although he played for celtic
he is a big rangers fan and he will be instaled as the new manager at the end of the season
when walter steps down !!!!!"
I would have laughed this off but their could be soe substance to this as he was in bearsden (glasgow suburb) last week. (big news for us as he came into our school). Also if your intressted when asked if he was here to sign boyd he laughed and said no no. He was also asked if he was going to be the new dundee united manager, but in fairness it was a bit of a piss take:P.
  Whoever posted this:


Garry O'Connor will move to Hearts in a swap deal involving Christophe Berra. Alex McLeish has turned his attention to Berra after failing to agree a deal with top target Bobo Balde because of his high wage demands. O'Connor is desperate to move back to Scotland as his wife has struggled to settle in England. Romanov is a long term admirer and has already held several meetings with City. Hearts have a 20% sell on clause should Berra move in the future and they will also receive a further £500,000 should Birmingham gain promotion to the Premiership.


What a load of complete rubbish! Birmingham have never wanted Bobo Balde he is a mercenary. True Birmingham are looking at a centre half but it won't be Berra. Also O'Connor's wife is settling in to life fine in England she's not from Scotland herself. Also O'Connor is currently injured.

Also why would Birmingham do a deal if he had a 20% sell on clause a further £500,000 if we reach the Premiership I think you are rather deluded. Birmingham are one of the most successfully run profitable footballs clubs in the UK so this deal would only be done by idiots.


Taylor to Norwich, yeah and maybe Norwich win the Premiership, that's the likelihood of Taylor moving = IMPOSSIBLE!


Birmingham in talks with Fabianski and Boyd deal is over.
  This is a rumor site not a repeat what skysports just reported site(Im looking at you Arsen–al), am i wrong? Also how do half the posters wives have such cushy jobs at top clubs with access to transfer dealings? Im best mates with Arsene Wenger's cat fluffy and we had a long chat the other and heres what I got as MAYBEES. . . . Ashavin is as good as done. When the all the kids return from loan we have a massive squad but its true that a few will be sold/loaned out for another season. No strikers as of yet but Gervinho has been a rumor for a while. M.Johnson–citeh on the cheap. Lorik Cana/Valbuena– Marseille prob not both. C.zapata–Udinese rumor won't go away, M.Richards–Citeh again on the cheapish. Battaglia–Boca again rumor for a bit now. Wenger will let Bendtner leave as we saw today but Nicklas wants to stay and be a super–sub/sht. Also expect a defensive like winger of unknown origin, kinda the way we wish Eboue was, but good. After that fluffy ran off so that's all i got.
  Old firm news

rangers ins
alan smith


celtic ins
lee wallace
steven fletcher

  Some Man Utd rumors. .only rumors at this point, but based on a lot of signs. . SAF will remain through NEXT season before retiring. While many people took the conversation between jose Mourinho and Ronaldo as Inter making a move for him, the truth is that Mourinho will push for Ronaldo to stay at Old Trafford. This is because Mourinho is and has been lining up to take over from SAF in 18 months time. Mourinho is tired of moving club to club and wants to find a place where he has the full support of the ownership and won't have anyone trying to mess with his management of the squad. He knows there's only one club with stability like that, and its United. He wants to stay with his next club for a decade or more, and none of the other big European clubs can offer that, or offer more supportive ownership. Furthermore, he will convince Ronaldo to stay at Old Trafford for the very long term, and will continue building on the tremendous, young squad the SAF has assembled.
  Hull have had a 5 million pound bid accepted for Jimmy Bullard.
  –Spurs rumours–
Firstly Jenas will not be sold, and especially not to inter, no–way near good enough, Mourinho is quoted as saying the only reason speculation arose was because he chose jenas in his daily mail dream team. HSV may be looking to make bids for zokora and huddlestone. Maybe Bent to go to villa or everton and ekotto back to france.

Spurs looking to sign a cb, Hangeland, Radoi and Ben Haim are in the frame. A Left winger, Malouda, Nani, Krancjar, Carvalhio and Nzogbia possibilities. And a striker, K.Jones, P.Crouch, Keane, Cavaneghi and saviola. .Watch this space!!
  I have just seen Malkowski leave park head with Gordon Strachan, Back–up to Brown, Boruc away.
My friend is a youth at Man Utd and has seen Pele come in and give advice to the strikers of man utd, my friend says Pele has contacts with Rafael and Fabio.
  Transfers Ive got info on.
Shay Given Newcastle–Man City £9 million
Curtis Davies A.Villa–Everton £1–2mil
Joleon Lescott Everton–Tottenham £15mil
Alan Smith Newcastle–Stoke City £3 mil
Alfonso Alves Middlesbrogh–Inter Milan £10 mil
Gareth Barry Aston Villa–Liverpool £17–18 mil
Gary O`Neil Middlesbrough–Aston Villa £3mil
Marlon Harewood Aston Villa–Wolves £2 mil
Danny Murphy– Fulham–Newcastle £5 mil

Transfer deadline big deal Michael Owen–Chelsea. £3million. From Daniel.
  Aston villa will sign emile heskey this week in a 3.5 million pound deal.FACT!!!!!

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