Football Rumours Archive February 26 2008


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What are you clowns linking with LFC we will sign Rafinha out Riise to Newcastle Ben Arfa out Kewell to Fulham Queresma out Pennant to Tottenham

Silva and Villa out Alonso to FC Barcelona

  Joe Cole Chelsea–Newcastle.

  Sheff Wednesday new owners to install Alan Shearer as manager

  To the guy who said Pandev to Newcastle for £3 million + Rozenhal youre mistaken, Bayern and Hamburg SV have both had bids of over £14 million rejected. Toulalan will not be moving to Celtic as one deluded person suggested because he's off to MILAN.

  Arsenal have some potential targets that may be available but Wenger is not really wanting to buy/loan any players for a while so not to break the flow of success this season. He might be buying Micah Richards from City as his boyhood team is Arsenal and might come £11.5 million. Also there is Karim Benzema+ Hatem Ben Arfa from Lyon for £25 million with Bentder going the other way. Others are Luka Modric and/or Samir Nasri £10 million each.

  Big changes at Anfield this Summer. Joining will be:

Ashley Cole (10 million)

Samir Nasri (10 million)

Jeremy Menez (8 million)

Javier Mascherano (18 million)

Alberto Zapater (7 million)

Leaving will be:

Andrey Voronin (free)

Xabi Alonso (14 million)

Danny Guthrie (2 million)

Scott Carson (8 million)

John Arne Riise (6 million)

Sebastian Leto (2 million)

Harry Kewell (free)

Charles Itjande (3 million)

  Johann Neeskens to replace WGS at Celtic this Summer. Neeskens seen in earnest conversation with Celtic executives in Glasgow restaurant after FC Barcelona match + V. complimentary over Celtic performance and everybody knows he and Rijkaard will be picking up their P45s at the Nou Camp at end of season.

Anything to be rid of the Ginger Midget. Hope it is true.

  First of all DIC will be taking control of LFC by the start of the Summer. This means there will be many chanbes at Anfield. Rafa will stay in charge of the club in order to begin building a title challenging side. Players leaving Liverpool are:

Alonso – FC Barcelona 15 mil

Voronin – Werder Bremen 3 mil

Intandje – 2.5 mil

Gutherie – Bolton 2 mil

Pennant – the Hammers or Portsmouth 4 – 6 mil

Kewell – Free Bolton or Newcastle

Huth – Loaned to Spain

Jose – Loaned to Spain

Hobbs – Loaned to Championship Team

Hyypia– Coaching Staff but may be Player/Coach for back up

Scott Carson – 7 mil

Liverpool Ins

no. 10 Eider Gudjohnson – £5 million FC Barcelona

no. 2 Rafinha – £5 million Shalke 04

no. 20 Mascherano – 18 mil

no. 7 Sebastian Deisler – £7 million Bayern Munich

no. 16 Lahm – £8 million Bayern Munich

Expect a cheeky offer if Flamini turns down Arsenal deal

  Plymouth Argyle will try to snap up Miles Addison on loan from Derby County until the end of the season, hoping it will boost their chances of signing him when out of contract in the Summer. With Southampton, Sunderland, Ipswich and Stoke all interested Paul Sturrock wants to do his best to tempt him into a move to Plymouth. The young defender is seeking first team opportunities away from Pride Park.

  Gary Teale will sign for Plymouth Argyle in the Summer for a fee of £450,000.

Paul Sturrock has stated Marcel Seip, Peter Halmosi and Krisztian Timar will not be leaving the club as it will only dampen their chances for promotion or if they go up, staying in the Premier League.

  These are playing Newcastle are thinking about bidding for

Ben Haim £2 million (Chelsea)

Heskey £8–10 million (Wigan)

Srna £3.5 million (donetsk)

Shorey £5 million (Reading)

Ashton £6 million (the Hammers)

Bodmer £9 million (lyon)

Jo £10–15 million (cska moscow)

Adu £5 million (Benfica)

Appiah £6 million (fenebache)

Hyypia £1.5 million (Liverpool)

  Rafa Benitez likes the look of young central midfielder Jamie O'Hara from Tottenham. Also is looking at buying Naldo of weder Bremen as he has lost faith in Sami Hyypia as he is to slow. He also thinks Liverpool lack creativity up front or on the wing and will sign a left winger of a forward. Therefore he will move for either Amantino Mancini, Ashley Young or Robbie Keane. If he buys Mancini or Young he will play Babel up front and if he buys Keane Babel will play on the left. Either one (Mancini, Young or Keane) will sign.

Thank You for Reading. = ) S10

  Brighton's new signing Glenn Murray is lighting up League One and my frienc who works at Fulham says that they are tracking his progress for a move at the end of the season in a deal that could exceed £800 k

  Liverpool transfers and promoted players:

In: (In brackets is the player they replace)

Ashley Young (Kewell)

O'Hara (Alonso)

Odemwingie (Kuyt)

Nemeth (Crouch)

Eccleston (Voronin)

Insua (Riise)

Naldo (Hyypia)

Hobbs (Agger)

Matin (Itandje)

P. Anderson (Benayoun)

And to the preson who thinks O'Hara is going to Arsenal, Everton or Aston Villa you're wrong. Because he's a Liverpool fan which means he hates Everton, he's a Tottenham player and would never move to a rival (Arsenal) and he wants Champions League so would not go to Aston Villa.


  Emmanuel Pogatetz vrom Middlesbrough to Liverpool for £8 million pounds, source: "Kronen Zeitung"

  Liverpool's keeping an eye on Juan Mata of Valencia, the former Real Madrid Castilla player is seen as a replacement for Andriy Voronin. –MB– Arsenal could now be in pole position to sign Kariem Benzema after the horror tackle on Eduardo–MB– Benni McCarthy could be on his way to Portsmouth or Bolton at the end of the season. –MB–

  In the Summer Coventry will dispose of almost their whole squad. The players that will remain are








They will then go on a £20 million spending spree provided by Ray Ranson and Sisu. Possible signings include

Hasslebank £2 mill

Kevin Phillips £4 Mill

Buffel – £500,000

Santa Cruz £6 mill

Gamst Pederson £5 Mill

Matthew Upson £3.5 mill

One of my mates knows Chris Coleman personally so this is how I know this is pretty solid.

Thanks Keith

  To all the donkeys who put false rumours on here about Ashley Young, he is not going anywhere. MON has started to buy good young players with potential to improve further. He paid £9.5 million for Young, and is not going to let him go unless offered silly money. Aston Villa are not a selling club anymore. There will be some good transfers into Villa Park this Summer, but not too many as MON will not want to disrupt the team ethic he has installed by bringing in five or ten new faces. It is an ongoing rebuild in progress so expect three or four new faces, with more to come next January and again the following Summer. Positions earmarked for attention are right back, right midfield, centre back, and forward. Carson will be signed permanently in the Summer, as will Curtis Davies. One or two surprise big names will be linked with Villa, but with plenty of irons in the fire, I cannot say who just yet.

  Lets set a couple of things straight

Carson will move for £3 million max, look at the season he is having, was disgraceful on Sunday vs Reading and his exploits for the England team speak for itself.

Benzema will move to FC Barcelona/Real Madrid, he stated he likes Man United but would prefer a move to Spain. It will be FC Barcelona/real as no other team can afford him.

Wes Brown might sign a new contract at Man United, this will be near the end of the season, if not Newcastle are the only team stupid enough to offer him 80 k per week so expect him to join them

  Expect big changes at FC Barcelona, in will come Benzema, Dani Alves and Toulalan. Departing will be Deco to Milan, Gudjohnsen to Lyon and Deco to Inter.

  Tottenham have made a £5 million pound bid for Bayern Munich right–back willy sagnol

  Dusan Bajevic is 99 percent certain to become the new Hearts manager in the Summer. Bajevic and Aris Thessaloniki officials met Romanov and associates in Croatia last week to discuss compensation and personal terms. An announcement should be made in the not to Distant future, most likely at the forthcoming AGM.

  Tottenham will spend big in the Summer to ensure a spot in the Champions League next season –

Ins –

Boruc £6 million

Van Der Vaart £8 million

Zapater £7 million

Huntelaar £8 million

Fernandez – £7 million

Out –

Chimbonda £6 million – Villa

Gardner £3.5 million – Everton

Tainio £4.5 million – Birmingham

Ghaly and Stalteri £5 million (Combined) – Derby

Kaboul £3 million – West Bromwich

Bent £9 million – the Hammers

  DIC will take over and give Benitez 40 million pounds and whatever he wants to sell for transfers. This is after the Mascherano purchase from Hicks and Gillette.

Rafa plans for the following:

Harry Kewell (free)

Andrey Voronin (free)

Scott Carson (8 million)

John Arne Riise (6 million)

Danny Guthrie (2 million)

Sebastian Leto (2 million)

Charles Itjande (3 million)

Xabi Alonso (15 million)

He plans to bring In:

David Silva (27 million)

Ashley Cole (11 million)

Samir Nasri (10 million)

Rafinha (6 million)

Michael Johnson (9 million)

  Everton FC could make a move for Tottenham midfielder Jamie O'hara who is still angry at missing the cup final, and Tottenham maybe tempted to part with the midfielder for 5–7 million as Ramos has several Summer transfer targets

  DIC to be issued permission for due dilligence of LFC today or in very near future. Expect total revamp of club staff from top to bottom. ALL staff will be vetted in terms of performance – leading to dramatic, logical changes.

Genuine source.


  I own a small amount of shares in Lithuanian bank, Ukio Bankas, this is the organisation who's major shareholder is the current owner of Heart of Midlothian Football Club in Scotland.

I have been led to believe by Zinaida Romanova, the third biggest shareholder in the Ukio Bankas company, that Vladimir Romanov has contacted a number of parties regarding the sale of Heart of Midlothian Football Club.

This is a result of the increasing pressure he has been placed under from fan support. German Tkachenko, a close friend of Chelsea owner, Roman Abrahmovic has been contacted and is said to be interested in the club.

Vladimir is intending to have sold the club the end of this year, and the Summer transfer window of 2008 promises to busy for Hearts as Romanov begins the asset stripping of the club.

  I know for a fact that Liverpool are trying to sign Philipp Lahm from under the noses of FC Barcelona. They have already made contact with Bayern Munich regarding his availability and have been told he can go if they match his £10 million valuation.

  Possible Arsenal ins:

Modric (11 mil) – high success rate.

Micah Richards (8 mil)

Tim Cahill (8 mil)

Dimitar Berbatov (16 mil)

Carlos Vela (loan return) – part of Wengers plans.

Arsenal Outs:

Gilberto Silva (free) – Juve

Jens Lehmann (free) Hamberg or B. Leverkusen

Nikolas Bendtner (Loan) FC Copenhagen

Senderos is staying.


Hleb is staying.

  Arsenal Rumours:

Ricardo Quaresma – £18 million

David Bentley – Undisclosed

Luka Modrić – £12 million

Samir Nasri – £10 million

Jérémy Menez – £9 million

Alberto Aquilani – £13 million

Yoann Gourcuff – £12 million

Yoan Gouffran – £5 million

Lubos Kalouda – £10 million

JoLeon LeScott – £7 million

Micah Richards – £15 million

Gabriel Agbonlahor – £8 million




Piet Velthuizen (GK) – Vitesse Arnhem

Micah Richards (DF) – Manchester City

Souffiane Alloudi (FW) – Al Ain

Igor Akinfeev (GK) – CSKA Moscow

Jimmy Briand (FW) – Stade Rennes

Luka Modric (MF) – Dynamo Zagreb

Yoann Gourcuff (MF) – AC Milan


Jens Lehmann (GK) – Borussia Dortmund/VFL Bochum

Gilberto Silva (MF) – Atletico Mineiro/Juve

Abou Diaby (MF) – Lyon/Nice/Bordeoux/Auxerre/Portsmouth

Justin Hoyte (DF) – Birmingham/Derby/Reading/Sunderland

  Liverpool Ins will be rafina and they will replace Voronin and Alonso with a quality player who is not too expensive.

Arsenal will have Vela back and with dudu sidelined for a year expect a new face. it's not benzema, arfa or Nasri. it will be pandev or wolfsburg forward whom Wenger scouted in Summer. menez will be in and Eboue out.

  EFC news

Wenger is sniffing around LeScott again and will temp Moyes with Walcott in part ex. However Moyes is looking for another forward in the same vein as The Yak and so will sign Darren Bent from Tottenham financed by the sale of johnson.

LeScott will sign a five years extension to his EFC contract and Moyes will also sign Pienaar on a permanent and Arshavin to give that extra midfield creativity that Fernandes has failed to provide second time around.

Gravesen, Gardner and Fernandes to go back to their clubs in the Summer and not be offered a permanent contract.

Moyes will be on the lookout for a right sided full/centre back as cover for Hibbert/Neville.

Next season will be Neville's last at Goodison.

– – Supa1878– –

  The the Liverpool fans thinking you will get £8 million for Carson no chance as a Villa season ticket holder £8 million would be to much. Young to stay at Villa we have no need to sell and Liverpool would be a side step (plus rotation would do his England chances no good) Expect to see American keeper Guzman or Jussi from Bolton come in. Dica could also be on his way in the Summer along with Nelson the portugese right back or Finnan (doubtful due to age) as Boswinga has had his price double since interest from Man U

  rangers summer news.

Rangers are keeping tabs on David Healy and Kenny Miller when Derby and Fulham get relegated. They will also make Steve Davis a permanent bear and take Robbie savage too.

Out will go Boyd £4 million to Birmingham and £3 million hemdani to Wigan. (fact)

this will clear the way for a bid for self confessed bear Alan Smith who's disullisioned at Newcastle



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