Football Rumours Archive February 26 2010


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26 Feb 2010 21:15:37
Paul Lambert to become Sunderland manager at end of the season.


26 Feb 2010 20:21:46
Zola is keen to add width to the team next season and depending on whether arsenal come in for green or man city bid for upson zola will use this to bargain for either sw phillips or walcott as neither player has cemented there place at there current clubs.


26 Feb 2010 20:06:27
Ian Dowie 4 Palace manager.


26 Feb 2010 20:11:50
Adebayor will only join Liverpool if Man City sign Luis Fabiano from Sevilla in the summer for £30 million and liverpool decide to sell Torres to Man City. But I can't see Torres or even Gerrard leaving Liverpool this summer.


26 Feb 2010 18:31:51
Aberdeen striker Darren Mackie to join former strike partner Lee Miller at the Riverside , Boro boss Strachan see's him as the answer to his goal scoring problems. Fee of around 300k


26 Feb 2010 17:38:44
What pratts some of you are! acc to moronic rumours? spurs will let pav, modric, corluka, bassong and bentley go in the summer and oh i forgot defoe?? lmfao at you knobheads! i can tell you lot now that pav, mods, defoe. or any of the regulars will not leave!! bentley will NOT go to LIVERPOOL! keane, bale and lennon have all aleg slagged of everything red in that city esp its fans! about spurs? no rumours should appear here as harry has had enough esp with what is still going on behind closed doors and in his private life! mr levy has in fact opened talks with mourinhos agent after an encouraging 'lets talk' from jose??

man utd when fergie steps down after he takes the record as man utd's longest ever serving mnager will/should be l. blonc??

man city i am told it could well be guerdiolla? (spelling)

tottenham again im told talks HAVE started with mourinho but if they break down for some reason, he stays or coaches in another country?? (will only manage in london over here!! sorry but very true) then spurs will look at slaven billic?

please feel free to mock at all of the above BUT please leave your name cause when i make the humble pie for you all i will want to know how many pieces to serve to you lot?


26 Feb 2010 16:36:46
Hart, Green, Richards, Ireland & Bellamy are all homegrown, they will be priced closer to the 15m mark, if not more, that is not being ridiculous, that is being realistic, so Arsenal may buy these players but you will have to add on another 10m to your estimates in future typing!

Defour, Rodwell & De Gea are all being tracked by both Arsenal & Manchester United!


26 Feb 2010 16:59:31
Edwin VanDerSar has just signed a new 12–month contract to keep him at United until summer 2011, So we can end the Akinfeev, Neuer, Lloris to United rumours for now at least.


26 Feb 2010 16:10:58
Luis felipe Scolari will become Inter Milan boss once Mourinho quits for Manchester City.


26 Feb 2010 15:27:12
Thers talk going around glasgow that henrik larsson could becoming to glasgow celtic in a managerial capacity very soon.


26 Feb 2010 14:36:16
Evra–Man United.
Matuidi–St Eitenne.

Sagna–Man City.
Fabregas–Real Madrid.
Eduardo–Man City.

Ben Foster will join Newcastle.

MAN CITY IN`s Rio Ferdinand, Ricardo Carvalho, Bacary Sagna, Yaya Toure, Joe Cole, Eduardo.

Micah Richards and Thierry Henry and Sergio Aguero.

Lescott–Man City Fellaini–Everton David Bentley–Spurs Adebayor–Man City.

summer departures.
O`shea– Celtic
Obertan–AC Milan
Nani–Inter Milan
Hargreaves–Inter Milan
AndersonAC Milan
Owen– Lyon.
Sagna–Man City
Fabregas–Real Madrid
Eduardo–Man City
Bosingwa– Inter Milan
Malouda– Inter Milan
Kalou– Tottenham.
Petrov–Aston Villa
Kompany– Real Madrid
Adebayor– Liverpool
Bellamy– West Ham.




26 Feb 2010 14:47:19
Jose Mourinho will become Manchester City manager next season as the senior hierarchy at Liverpool have informed him that Rafael Benitez will remain as manager next season.
Roberto Mancini is in talks with Juventus, whilst Laurent Blanc is holding talks with Inter.


26 Feb 2010 13:07:56
The rumours amuse me! The outgoings are likely to be Senderos, Sylvestre & Campbell, as their contracts are unlikely to be renewed. Possibly Gallas as well, if agreement on the length of his new contact can't be agreed. Some fringe players out on loan will also be allowed to leave
It looks like Chamakh has chosen Arsenal. With 2 or 3 centre backs likely to depart I would expect Arsenal to sign at least one player in this department possibly two, as we will only have Vermaelen & Djourou for certain, although I hope Gallas remains for another season. Other signings will depend on any sales.
Next season our main squad should be as follows:
Keepers: Almunia, Fabianski & Manone
Full backs: Sagna, Eboue, Clichy, Traore & Gibbs
Centre backs: Vermaelen, Djourou, Gallas? & one/two new signings
Wide midfield: Rosicky, Nasri, Wallcott, Wilshere.
Central midfield: Fabregas, Song, Ramsey, Abu Diaby & Denilson
Forwards: Arshavin, Van Persie, Eduardo, Bentner, Chamakh & Vela

This is a nucleous of 27 players, look for one or two young players being brough into the 1st team squad as well.
To conclude there will be a total of 3 or 4 signings at most. Including Chamakh & one centre back for certain.


26 Feb 2010 13:54:11
Next Seasons Arsenal Squad

GK – Joe Hart (5m)/Vito Mannone
RB – Gregory Van Der Wiel (7m)/Emmanuel Eboue
LB – Mahamdou Sakho (8.5m)/Kieran Gibbs
CB – William Gallas/Sol Campbell
CB – Thomas Vermaelen/Johan Djourou
CM – Moussa Sissoko (8m)/Samir Nasri
CM – Alex Song/Abou Diaby
CM – Cesc Fabregas/Aaron Ramsey
RW – Robin Van Persie/Theo Walcott
LW – Andrei Arshavin/Tomas Rosicky/Jack Wilshere
ST – Marouane Chamakh (Free)/Niklas Bendtner/Carlos Vela

Outs – Manuel Almunia (3m), Lukasz Fabianski (4m), Bacary Sagna (14m), Gael Clichy (17m), Mikail Silvestre (Free), Armand Traore (3m), Denilson (7m), Eduardo (9m).

OK Guys, this is getting a bit ridiculous! Seen several stupid posts of late about AFC. Your speculation (and lets face it that's exactly what it is!) falls somewhat short. For starters – Joe Hart. £5m? Really? Man City, the richest club in the world. Do they really need to sell him at all knowing that Given doesn't have time on his side. Another season on loan maybe and it will be to Birmingham. Arsenal would only take him on a permanent deal and that would see the bidding starting at a minimum £8m. He's a young lad with bags of potential, but more importantly he's English. Given the homegrown ruling, this will only push his price up further. Rob Green is more likely, will be alot cheaper and has the experience Wenger will be looking for. Hugo Lloris is his first choice but he's likely to be expensive. Van Der Wiel – highly likely as he is comfortable at CB and RB (potentially great partnership with Vermaelen). Sagna's form has not been so impressive this season so this could be a goer depending on price of course. Sakho – not a LB, more a CB and that's where he'd want him to play. LB is not a problem area unless we sell Clichy to Real. Gibbs will push for a first team place next season. His height would certainly be an advantage over Clichy. As for Eduardo being sold – doubtful. He's likely to go out on loan if Chamakh arrives. Providing he regains his confidence and form then he'll be back in 2011/12 (or sold on for profit). Van Persie will want to play through the middle when he returns and not on the right. He proved that its his strongest position and will be eager to prove he's very much top dog. A central midfielder that can tackle will be priority no.1. Song needs back up – look how much we missed him in January. Should Sunderland wave bye bye to the Premiership, Lorik Cana could be one AW goes for (at fraction of the price he was looking at last summer!). Please stop the bullsht! We all know AW doesn't go out and blow £80 every summer. He has more money this year than the last few, but as per usual it will be sense and sensibility rather than the 'look at my wad' approach so favoured by City & Chelsea!


26 Feb 2010 12:54:26
Next Seasons Arsenal Squad

GK – Joe Hart (5m)/Vito Mannone
RB – Gregory Van Der Wiel (7m)/Emmanuel Eboue
LB – Mahamdou Sakho (8.5m)/Kieran Gibbs
CB – William Gallas/Sol Campbell
CB – Thomas Vermaelen/Johan Djourou
CM – Moussa Sissoko (8m)/Samir Nasri
CM – Alex Song/Abou Diaby
CM – Cesc Fabregas/Aaron Ramsey
RW – Robin Van Persie/Theo Walcott
LW – Andrei Arshavin/Tomas Rosicky/Jack Wilshere
ST – Marouane Chamakh (Free)/Niklas Bendtner/Carlos Vela

Outs – Manuel Almunia (3m), Lukasz Fabianski (4m), Bacary Sagna (14m), Gael Clichy (17m), Mikail Silvestre (Free), Armand Traore (3m), Denilson (7m), Eduardo (9m).


26 Feb 2010 12:25:29
Arsenal will look to sign
Robert Green 5–10 mill
Micah Richards 5 mill
Stephen Ireland 7–10 mill
Maroaune Chamack free
Craig Bellamy 10–15 mill(only if van persie picks up a serious injury or cannot perform at a high level)
Going out will be
Silvestre, Almunia, Fabianski, Vela(loan), Eduardo(loan)plus a few youngsters going out on loan


26 Feb 2010 11:30:57
To Gooner1

Gk – Hugo Lloris / Joe Hart
Rb – Cesar Azpilaqueta / Gregory Van Der Wiel
Lb – Kieran Gibbs / Marcelo
Cb – Neven Subotic / Thomas Vermaelen / Micah Richards / Mamadou Sakho / Sol Campbell
Cdm – Yaya Toure / Alex Song / Blauise Matuidi
Cm – Marek Hamsik / Aaron Ramsey / Abou Diaby / Stephen Ireland
Lw – Theo Walcott / Tomas Rosicky / Eden Hazard
Rw – Andrey Arshavin / Samir Nasri / Bojan
Cf – RVP / Marouane Chamakh / Carlton Cole / Nicklas Bendtner

Gooner N1

You are an idiot mate.If you count there are 12 new players on your list for next season. you clearly can't be an arsenal fan cause you clearly havent watched Arsenal over the last 10 years. Tell me whats the maximum amount of players they have ever bought in one season??
Not onyl that the above list of players would cost over £100million. Are you delusional enough to think you have that kind of funds to spend?

Another victim of champ manager. Get a grip

Chelsea – Cole will leave to spain
Man U – Rodwell is a possibility. Expect one of Defour/Gourcuff and a GK? De Lea?
LFC – Maybe Mata if they get funds? If not Jovanovic will be the only one.
Arsenal – Carlton Cole, Gignac, Chamack 1 of the 3



26 Feb 2010 11:38:26
McGregor will not play for Rangers again. His Ibrox career is over. Alexander will be between the sticks for the remainder of the season.

The rumours I have heard are because of the court case and not what happened last Saturday night. Shagger from what I have heard will never ply for us again.

Mon the pubes


26 Feb 2010 10:44:21
Coventry Squad Next Season

GK – Marton Fulop (Sunderland, Part Exchange)
RB – Martin Cranie
LB – Stephen Jordan (Burnley, 600k)
CB – James McPake
CB – Richard Wood
RM – David Bell
LM – Carl Baker
CM – Sammy Clingan
CM – Aron Gunnarsson
ST – Rob Hulse (Derby, 1.3m)
ST – Freddy Eastwood

Subs – Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal, Loan), Stephen Wright, Leon Barnett (West Brom, 400k), Ben Turner, Chris Hussey, Jordon Clarke, Gary Deegan, Isaac Osbourne, Michael McIndoe, Clinton Morrison, Jon Stead (Ipswich, 300k).

Outs – Kieren Westwood (Sunderland – 2.5m + Fulop), Marcus Hall (Walsall, Free), Elliott Ward (Doncaster, Free), Michael Doyle (Leeds, 300k), Dimi Konstantopoulos (Aris, Free).


26 Feb 2010 11:02:15
Liverpool stars fernando torress and steven gerrard will be the subject of a £150m from man city Torres will be offered £200,000 a week


26 Feb 2010 05:13:15
Likely signings of Summer 2010 Chelsea:

GK: Akinfeev (not likely now, when Cech goes though)

DEF: Alves, Taylor, Subotic, Vargas (Vargas if A Cole goes, Subotic regardless, Taylor possible, Alves an outside chance.

MID: Ribery (probably not thanks Mrs Franck)
Schwiensteiger (reasonalby plausible)
Silva (better chance than Man U where most think he's going
Mata (difficult to tell, probably depends on what happens to Silva)
Krasic (probably not, more likely Liverpool or Man U, improves our Mata chances)
Hamsik (probably to Inter, seems to like Italy, but we're still in with a reasonable chance)
Pjanic (fallback option for Hamsik)
Moutinho (fallback for Hamsik, much better than a fallback option but is)
Dzagoev (another Hamsik fallback option)
di Maria (a nearly there thing)
Alcantara (hinges on Cesc' future)
Assulin (ditto Alcantara)
Urreta (bloody talented, would do well with di Maria and Kakuta, buy and loan back)
RVDV (compensation for Ivanovic or A Cole leaving for RM)
Teixeira (i'd say shaping up, could replace Joe Cole long term)

FWD: David Villa (70% likely)
Romelu Lukaku (80% likely)
Sergio Aguero (60%)
Pato (40%)
Gomis, Balotteli, Nilmar (25%)
Christian Eriksen (75%)


26 Feb 2010 08:30:32
25 Feb 2010 11:01:21
Liverpool have been given a 30 day ultimatum by the banks to restructure their debt. the yanks are strugling to do so and no club has left restructuring debt so late(unless it was pompey of course). this highlights liverpool's crippling by the yanks.

Are you for real above Pal? The re–structuring of the debt started pretty much after the last lot was agreed! Hence CP chasing investors around the globe and getting the New Shirt Sponsorship!

LFC would not leave debt restructuring until 120 days before it was due that would be insanethe yeanks wouldn't be leaving it that long not with IE & CP in charge of the commercial and day to day running of the club.

Please come with some real rumours instead of something you thought would sound good as a one line!

DIC looking liek the front runners to investthey walked away a couple of times but the Saudi Interest in the club and now the Indian Stories is making them think maybe it is a good deal (Indian stories are a smoke screen created by LFC)


26 Feb 2010 08:35:49
To the pilock who says that barnsley won't be bought and they might aswell buy the didas why would they rather buy them who are 25 million in debt and its a company from pittsburgh that are rumoured to be investing in barnsley not buying them outright


26 Feb 2010 09:49:05
To the doris who's hsband works at the Emirates.

Tell your old man to buy a hearing aid. The only player on your list for sale is Clichy and he's probably going to Real Madrid, as Barca already have a more than useful left back! Fabregas is open to debate and has been for a couple of years now, just like Vieria was season in season out, he was always going to Real, remember though Paddy ended up at Juventus. Sagna is the best RB in the UK and selling him doesn't make sense nor does RVP (especially to Man Ure) or Eduardo. Eboue is starting to show what a good player he is and don't be surprised if he ends up playing centre midfield. Lastly, it would appear Chamkah and Hazard are two genuine targets as are Giovinco (the Italian Messi) and Chellini both at Juventus who still owe Arsenal from the Paddy sale!


26 Feb 2010 00:02:38
Why are City forcing me out by SHAUN WRIGHT–PHILLIPS.. SIMPLE Mourinho will be Citys new manager come the summer and your not his future.


26 Feb 2010 01:42:27
Another South Coast club could be in administration in the next few weeks:

Bournemouth have had another winding order issued against them.


26 Feb 2010 02:35:47
Breaking News..Storrie IS going to quit Pompey.

His position is untenable now that administration has started.

Rest of the board to quit, an interim chairman will be appointed and investment has to be there by the end of June or else we are gone for good.

The Football League will NOT allow us in with our debts UNLESS we can give 100% assurances that these will be paid off (saw the post yesterday of us paying £6.5m for 10 years.we could be paying a lot more if creditors get their way!)

Unless we can unearth the next Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka all within in the next 12 months we will be swimming against the financial tide.


26 Feb 2010 03:09:17
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez had sent scouts to watch Juan Mata play against Club Bruges, and there have been glowing reports from the chief scout. Mata opened the scoring in the first minute of the game. Liverpool have lined up a 20m bid for the Spaniard before the World Cup, hoping its enough to prise him away from the Mestalla


25 Feb 2010 23:31:49
To The Person Who Wrote This

My husband works at the emirates he has heard the following rumours
Fabregas 50m+Henry to Barca
Eboue 10m to inter
Sagna 12m to real
Clichy 14m to Barca
RVP 25m to Manu
Eduardo 5m to anyone
others free out Gallas senderous, silvertre, campbell, Almuniam

Green or Hart 5m
2 DM. sorry no names
2 CD. upson + 1
2 x strikers . no names

Are you on drugs you think we are gonna sell RVP this summer and let alone we sell him to manure
and if we was gonna sell a rb then we won't sell both unless we are getting 2 new rbs in and we will replace clichy with a recognised lb and i don't know if you have listened to wenger over the years and watched his actions he will not sell bendtner because he is a proper talent and will become a massive player for arsenal and we will not buy upson back now

so putting all that aside here will be the arsenal line–up for the 2010–2011 season

Gk – Hugo Lloris / Joe Hart
Rb – Cesar Azpilaqueta / Gregory Van Der Wiel
Lb – Kieran Gibbs / Marcelo
Cb – Neven Subotic / Thomas Vermaelen / Micah Richards / Mamadou Sakho / Sol Campbell
Cdm – Yaya Toure / Alex Song / Blauise Matuidi
Cm – Marek Hamsik / Aaron Ramsey / Abou Diaby / Stephen Ireland
Lw – Theo Walcott / Tomas Rosicky / Eden Hazard
Rw – Andrey Arshavin / Samir Nasri / Bojan
Cf – RVP / Marouane Chamakh / Carlton Cole / Nicklas Bendtner

Gooner N1


25 Feb 2010 23:38:42
Want–away bristol city midfielder paul hartley is set to join leeds on loan until the end of the season. He will them look to return to scotland with hibs or aberdeen favourites to sign him.


25 Feb 2010 23:10:03
Roots hall southend vs charlton. how reliable is this info


25 Feb 2010 22:34:32
Arsenal are likely to purchase Jeremy Toualalan this summer, long admired by AW. This would give Arsenal some good depth at DM and would also potentially enable them to shift Song back to CB, where he would pair up well with Vermaelen.


25 Feb 2010 22:38:08
Dennis Bergkamp has recommended young Danish striker prodigy Christian Eriksen, currently of Ajax, to Arsenal. A bid may happen this summer, with Bendtner possibly going the other way.


25 Feb 2010 22:38:11
MAN CITY breaking NEWS..

COOKWOODS contracts won't be renewed at the end of the season a new Italian director of football will replace Kevin and Perry


25 Feb 2010 22:40:15
Don't be surprised to see Arsene Wenger sale Gael Clichy to either AC Milan or Real Madrid this summer. AW feels that after recovery from injury Kieran Gibbs will be the best choice as 1st LB.


25 Feb 2010 22:41:05
Portsmouth's creditors are furious that the club has escaped their winding–up order, and will continue to press for further punishments including another points deduction at the start of next season.

Ironically, Chester City fans are equally irate that
their club will NOT fold. They had been looking to launch a community–owned phoenix club, but these plans seem to have been scuppered by an opportunistic Danish consortium.



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