Football Rumours Archive April 26 2009


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Coventry will be adding a few players this sumer
Luke Moore west Brom 1million
Tim Krul Newcastle 1million
Graham Dorrans West Brom Loan
Zhi Zeng Charlton 90,OOO
Greig Halford Sunderland Free
Danny Ireland Luton Free
Michael Mifsud Leicester 1million
  I work at Coventry City Football club and i have real info on Chris Colemans transfer hitlist. If you don't believe me then fine but honestly write this down or something and you will see in the summer that bids will be made for all of these players:

Gk Luke Steele
Rb Neil Eardley
Rm S sinclair (Loan)
Lm Gary Mcsheffery (A fee has already been agreed at 1.7m)
Cm David Dunn (Free transfer)
St Simon Cox/ Jermaine Beckford

Exciting young talent with the exception of Dunn who will be an influential and experienced midfielder to partner Gunnarson. With these incoming transfers in mind and presuming that bids are accepted and they join us, expect Kevin Thornton to be sold.

Lets Have a look at what the squad Coleman is looking for next season then

Gk Westwood, Steele
Lb Fox, Hall
Cb Ward, Mcpake
Cb Dann, Turner
Rb Eardley, Wright
Lm Mcsheffery, Mckenzie
Cm Dunn, Beauzelin
Cm Gunnarson, Osbourne, Doyle
Rm Sinclair (Loan), Bell
St Cox/Beckford, Simpson
St Morrison, Eastwood, Best

Yth players will be given a chance in Carling Cup games to try and bleed into the side and in some cases loan out to get some first team experience. These players include: Adam Walker, Jermain Grandison, Curtis Winter, Ashley Cain, Danny Ireland.

Believe me these are the players that coleman is looking to sign for next season and hopefully they will. I honestly believe that could be a team to take us up, we will have to wait and see. Keep cheering the lads on and look forward to a sky blue future.
  Kenny Dalglish will return to Liverpool by the middle of next week as Head of Youth Development. Talks have been ongoing over the last few weeks and a contract will be tied up over the weekend, possibly by Monday. Kenny's exact role will be to overlook all of the Academy along with Rafa and Frank McParland and help Hughie McCauley and Gary Ablett with the coaching of the Under 18's and the Reserves respectively. Kenny will also facilitate with the scouting department over the scouting of the young BRITISH talent as he feels this is the clubs main priortity for the future. The signings of any young players will be left to Kenny. Onto transfer talk, Roque Santa Cruz would love to join Liverpool but due to the strained relationship between Rafa and Sam Allardyce, this will end any possibility of a move. Carlos Tevez was seen in Liverpool with Mascherano, but don't forgat the guys are best mates and there is nothing unusual with hanging out with your mates. Again, Tevez is a no–go, but, is more of a possibility than Santa Cruz, as Liverpool had good relations with Kia Joorabchian over the signing of Mascherano and may liase with him again over Tevez. Glen Johnson will sign along with Gareth Barry, Alonso will NOT leave.
  AFC Arsene Wenger will make moves for Brede Hangeland and Mamadou Sakho during the summer.These two will replace the outgoing Mikael Silvestre and Phillipe Senderos.
Arsenal are already in negotiations with Vojvodina over the transfer of super starlet Danijel Aleksic.
  Just heard from a reliable source that Avram Grant has approched Niall Quinn to take over as Sunderland manager next season.

Also been reported that Ellis Short will increase his stake in Sunderland, as he is looking to buy the club out
  Birmingham City Transfer News


Marcus Bent Blackburn Rovers – free
Gary McSheffrey Nottingham Forest – 1,5m
Martin Taylor Norwich City – 400k
Mehdi Nafti Coventry City – free
Stephen Kelly Stoke City – 1,5m
Damien Johnson Wigan Atheletic – 500k
Radhi Jaidi Derby County – free


Matt Derbyshire 3m Blackburn Rovers
Karim Haggui free Bayern Leverkusen
Djimi Traore free Portsmouth
Nicky Hunt 1,5m Bolton Wandereres
Danny Shittu 2m Bolton Wandereres
Lee Bowyer free West Ham United

There will be youngsters, Jordan Mutch, Krystian Pearce, Mitch McPike and Ashley Sammons who will be with the first team squad next season.
  Kaka will be at old trafford next year, The Sn have finally let it out of the bag today after his representatives met with UTD. I work closely in the Man City media marketing and they had ALREADY met Utd when we were negotiating with him. .His father is keen on the move, its not about wages,its about how the Kaka brand can get even more appeal to help his charities he is involved with in South America & Africa.
Worse news is Ronaldo is staying, as Nike would prefer a move to Barca seeing as his CR7 brand would potentially be effected if he wears an adidas kit.
Unfortunately nothing concrete coming out of Sparkys office. .
  MON has drawn up his list of targets and these are known (around the training ground anyway. Contacts have been made and approximate valuations agreed ;

Agger (swap for Gareth Barry)
Benayoun : £4.75m
Delph : £6.2m plus Craig Gardner (but only if Leeds are promoted – Gardner won't go otherwise)
Hangeland : £8.8m
Mbokani (Std Liege forward): £9.5m
. . and standby for big, big signing of Carlos Tevez. . available at £30m permanently, but also on loan for 2 years at £11m which is what MON wants to do.

Out of Villa Park will be : Harewood, Salifou, Osbourne, Knight, Reo–Coker (unfortunately) and possibly Cuellar (can't settle) plus the two already mentioned. Remember – the Bodymoor Mole is in the know !!
  Liverpool will look to offload youngsters Zsolt Poloskei, Victor Palsson, Francisco Duran, Martin Hansen, Nikola Saric, Vitor Flora, Miki Roque and Andras Simon. Benitez frustrated by work permit problems will sell keeper Nikolay Mihaylov and Sebastian Leto. He'll also sell Pennant, Voronin, Itandje, Lucas, Dossena, Degen and young keeper David Martin will sign a permanent deal at Leicester City.
With the cash of £22m from those sales plus £12m from the Keane transfer and a small fee of £1m for Jack Hobbs, Benitez will look to sign a right winger with Bastian Schweinstieger, Aaron Lennon and David Odonkor on the radar but may use the services of Adam Hamill or Paul Anderson both highly rated young stars who've shined in youth games for the reds and have had recent successful loan spells instead, promoting the clubs local stars after being criticised by Ferguson over the transfer fees.
Benitez may also look at promoting Krisztan Nemeth and Dani Pacheco to fill the hole left by Robbie Keane but seems more likely to invest £18m on wantaway striker Roque Santa Cruz providing Blackburn are relegated.
  To the person who was waffling on about taxes, foreign players are classed as non–domiciled. Meaning that they DO NOT pay that class of tax. They are taxed in their own country or they can pay a tax of £30K as max limit if they are living permamently in this counry. As many have off–shore accounts rest assurred they will never pay the top wack of tax.They have very expensive and very good accountants.

scouser Tommy
  To the guy that said:
Ronaldo to AC milan 35million
Why would Man united sell to milan for that much when they would get over 70 million from real Madrid
and Kaka will not be in talks with Barcelona.
it has been in one of the major papers that Kaka has been in talks with manchester united
how would they fund it?
by selling ronaldo to Madrid
kaka is asking for a 5 year deal in which he will earn up to 35million in wages
  Lfc rumours

liverpool and real madrid will be in businees this summer


people comin in
g.higuain' main target swap fr alonso
roysten drenthe 8mil
david silva 24 mil
bojan krkic loan fr season
bastian schwienstiger 17 mil
  Why is everyone saying that we will sell kuyt when we wont. Now for real rumours
LFC Transfers
Barry– 9m
Maxi Rodriguez– 14m
Glen Johnson– 6m
Llorente– 7m

I also have it on good authority that Rafa is looking for a young goalkeeper to be used as No2 behind Reina and he is looking at Sergio Asenjo.

Degen– 2.5m– Leverkusen
Voronin– 3m– Hertha Berlin
Cavalieri– Palermo 3.5m
Itandje– 1m– Lens

Nemeth & Darby to be given a first team role next season.
  I have just heard a rumour from a guy who has been pretty reliable in the past. He claims that Barcelona are going to sign both Fabregas and Alonso, with Toure going to Arsenal. The biggest surprise for me is that Xavi will be allowed to leave for Liverpool. I am a Liverpool fan and would hate to see Alonso leave, but in my opinion Xavi is the only player who could improve Liverpool if Xabi did leave.
  With zola and clarke signing new 4 year deals.SORRY CHELSEA will convince upson to stay and moutinho to sign.HAPPY DAYS FOR HAMMERS FANS.
  Some huge rumours flowing round the Emirates Stadium,
Miguel Veloso is likely to be one of those going in at a hefty £15.
Also the possiblity of
Cristian Zapata the solid Colombian CB coming in to fill our lack of defenders.
Outs include–
Armand Traore becus of how well Gibbs has been playing.
Bentner, expect a possible new signing or maybe even Jay Simpson filling in there.
And if Barca do make a bid for Fab expect one of either Xavi, Iniesta or Yaya Toure to be coming the other way.
Might also see a sneaky offer for Tevez if Man U don't sort his problems out.

  I have heard from a very reliable souce that mark hughes is 100% set to stay,and has drawn up a list of targets that would take the mighty blues to the next level. ins: ronaldinho 24 mill {ac milan
ribery 36 mill {bayern}
alonso 22 mill {the scousers}
pepe 21 mill {r madrid}
eto 26 mill {barca}
marcilinho & kerrison 24 mill {flumanaise}
100% true .
  As far as I can see, the following are the English teams interested in investing this summer. Feel free to add/remove any names if you have an alternative rumour:
Arsenal: One holding midfield player, with the emphasis on youth, this being the Wenger–Rice syndicate. The choice seems to be between Premier League dreamer Miguel Veloso and the less likely Udinese axle Gokhan Inler. If anyone else is bidded for, expect names such as Fabian Delph, Micah Richards and Sebastian Bassong by all means, but im not sure how commited The Gunners really are on this front.
Everton: Two strikers; one to replace Yakubu Aiyegbeni, who will move to Germany or Spain, and one to cover for the injury–prone Saha. Jo, Kevin Kuranyi, Victor Obinna and Vagner Love are all outside Moyes' price range, so Nikola Zigíc and Simon Cox are more likely. I do expect Jose Baxter to come into the loop however.
Bolton: One striker and one winger; with Mustapha Riga on his way out and Ariza Makukula rejecting a permanant deal. James Morrison, who has obviously wised up to the relegation tactics of chairman Jeremy Peace, will join for about 4.5mil from West Brom, and I wouldn't be surprised if Ishmail Miller took the same taxi.
Fulham: A creative player to replace Bullard, which is looking like being Giles Barnes. Maybe a cheeky bid for Roy Keane's Alex Bruce, seeing as Roy doesn't seem to be getting on with his father, and seeing as Hangeland looks like re–packing his bags.
Man City: And he's packing them for Lancashire. Ins? I predict Breda Hangeland (7mil – Micah Richards out), Ronaldinho (17mil – Blumer Elano out), Joe Cole (11mil) and Gonzalo Higuain (13mil – Daniel Sturridge out). Wanna argue with my valuations? This team payed how much for Bellamy? Yeah, that's right.
Liverpool: A striker or two, a winger and a full–back. It seems all the ambitious Pool fans on this site are correct. Word on the street is that its: Tevez or Villa (30mil – Babel out), Maxí Rodriguez (10mil – Pennant out) and Henry Mathieu (got you there) (8mil – Degen out)
Man Utd: Youth. Names such as Kyriakos Papadopoulis, Dodo, Floro Flores, Alexis Sanchez and perhaps Douglas Costa could be on SAF's poachers guide, as he strays off in his tweeds.
Portsmouth: Surprise, this. From my contacts on the coast, Ive learned that Gayamadak's problems could be over as new investment dawns new growth within Fratton Park. Thealonis Gekas, Papa Bouba Diop, Lauren and Arnold Mvuemba will move on, but the key men, messrs Crouch, Krancjar, Distin and Johnson look like staying, along with Sean Davis and Jermaine Pennant, on a proper deal. Following him will be Chris Brunt, Scott Brown and Liam Fontaine, and Im also hearing about a big striker. Daniel Sturridge?
Wigan: A striker. And then two more. With the Zaki dreams up in the air, Mr. Bruce will secure Mido, who is starting to improve again, and recall Henri Camara. Targets for Bruce then are unclear, but I would guess Jonathan Walters, Micheal Mifsud, Shefki Kuqi and John Utaka could be on the notepad.

Just a quick update of the ever–popular table of football corruption. There has been movement in the top 5.

1. Lord Triesman and the FA (once again relegating a team that they characteristically dislike)
2. Jeremy Peace (the usual – parachute payment abuse)
3. Sir Alex Ferguson (mind games, referee threats)
4. Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo (puppets of the evil Lord Ferguson who do his dirty work where it matters, on the grass)
5. Peter Ridsdale (failing to control his teams 'fans' and of course, his, how shall I put this, memorable, ownership of Leeds United.)

Where would football be without its scum eh? A disgruntled Malcolm Shaffer.
  Scott Brown has a release clause in his contract that becomes invoked by a bid of £6 million. A bid from Aston Villa is likely once Barry moves to Liverpool. Expect this one to drag on over the summer.

Other players on their way out include, Nakamura (free), Balde (Bolton free), McDonald (Newcastle £3 Million after failing to negotiate a new deal) and Boruc (£4 million Wolfsburg)

Players in are Dollan (£1.5 million), Cesky (£1 million), Kennedy (Cardiff, undisclosed), Liam Miller (free) and Daquin (free).

Today Bayern Munich and Marseille who had reps in the stand at Hampden,I was in the Gold Debentures(freebees lounge,through my company)honestly the talk was about Kris Boyd,all these guys were going on about was how Rangers, the goals he's scored,and how they were holding on to him,listen forget all the talk about McGeady,Boyd is the main interest now,figures of £7–10million were being discussed,the big man has stirred up one hell of a hornets nest,with these two interested,well,who else in Europe is watching????
  Iam a lpool fan and heard that kerlon of chievo is a strong posibility to come in the summer.Also can confirm g.johnson agreed terms with lpool nd fee is close to bein agreed.Lpool will sign eiter Llorente or luis Suarez of ajax FACT!Also aslain a young brazilian defender is a 15m target but lpool may be put off by asking price but Benitez is a keen admirer.
  Peter Varney to buy Charlton for 30 mill, to be completed within the next 6 weeks
Phil Parkinson will leave the club, with Curbishley linked to return given that Varney is his best friend, but don't rule out Boothroyd, Holloway, Ince or even Di Canio.
Bailey, Shelvey, Racon will all stay but ZZ will leave and 10 mill will be made available to get the club back up at the first go
  Everton FC Ins;

Tom Huddlestone 3.5m
Niko Krancjar 10m
Gokhan Inler 6m
Obina Loan
S.Ebanks Blake 2m+ anichebe
Jo 1m Season Loan.

Van Der Meyde 1.5m
  M.mancinne (Spelling) :– madrid are very interested in the chelsea youngster.
S.Fletcher :– people are saying hibs, but rumours have been hearing wolves, sunderland and most probably celtic.
Manucho :– top champ club, lower prem, maybe even fulham.
G.cahill :– to the gunners. . watch this
D. wheater :– liverpool
  Spurs summer activity.

Ins: Muntari (inter) 10m, Cissokho (porto) 8m, Downing 10m, Beckham.

Outs: Zokora, Ekotto, Rocha, Bent,Bentley.
  A very close mate of mine works for Man city and the word is they will make a summer move for Stoke City centre back Ryan Shawcross.The former Man utd star would cost upwards of £5 million.
  Yohann Pele, Sebastian Bassong, Mamadou Sakho, Mouhamadou Dabo, Felipe Melo, Diego Capel and Gervinho to Arsenal in the summer 100% fact Whisper
  James Parr, what planet are you on, coz it sure ain't this one. Why would Liverpool sell their 2nd best player and not replace him and besides, your trying to say that Liverpool will make about £80m on players out and bring in £20m worth of players. Sort ya head out mate.
For some PROPER Liverpool rumours.
Iraola – £10m
Walcott – P. Ex
Barry – £8m
Sneijder – P. Ex
O'Neil – £4m
Dossena – £7m
Arbeloa – £5m
Babel – P. Ex
Lucas – £6m (still highly rated by many :| )
Voronin – £3m
Xabi Alonso – £5m P.Ex
Itandje – £500k

May have missed some out there but these are the main ones that come to mind
Now that I have you attention please read on, because the following are not rumours, but stone, cold facts.
Arsenal INS – Inler (14m) Babel (P. Ex) Thiago Silva (5m)
OUTS – Toure (Man City – 24m) Walcott (Liverpool – P. Ex) Rosicky (Rel.) Bendtner (Portsmouth – 9m)
Chelsea INS – Ancelotti (Manager) Bale (5m) Keirrison (10m)
OUTS – Sinclair (Wolves – 2m) Anelka (Aston Villa – 12m) Ferreira (Sunderland – 2m)
Liverpool INS – Iraola (10m) Walcott (P. Ex) Sneijder (P. Ex) G. Johnson (10m)
OUTS – Degen (Hoffenheim – 1m) Voronin (Hertha Berlin – 2m) Babel (P. Ex) Xabi Alonso (P. Ex + £6m) Arbeloa (Espanyol – 7m) Dossena (Juventus – 7m)
Man Utd INS – Benzema (30m) A Ferdinand (6m)
OUTS – Tevez (West Ham – RFL) Ronaldo (Madrid – 70m)
Also expect to see:
Moutinho – Everton (12m)
Veloso – Bolton (10m)
City being stupid with cash

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