Football Rumours Archive December 27 2008


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Blackburn Rovers News–Will sign Diouf 3.5million(Sunderland),Eboue 3million(Arsenal),Joaquin 7.5million (Valencia), Appiah Free. Sold will be Santa Cruz 18million(Arsenal,City or Real Madrid), Mokoena 1.5million(Stoke),Gallacher 1.5million(Plymouth). Big Sam will be handed a large budget in the summer to buy a center half,left–mid and a new Foward, if Rovers stay up.
  Rangers want to complete a loan deal for West Ham's Julien Faubert.
  Arsenal are looking to sign either M. Veloso or Sebastien Dubarbier from Cluj.
  I am the person who posted the fact 2 months ago that Dean Ashton would not play for West Ham for the rest of the season. I have been proved correct as the info supplied was 100% correct. WHU have now announced it will be March but in March it will be announced they're getting him ready for next season and at the end of the season he'll retire. I also posted the fact about Tomas Rosicky of Arsenal failing a drug test last year and being banned for a year, he'll be back playing in April with no hint of an injury as Arsenal led evryone to believe.
  Big names potentially on the move in January and the summer include:
–Andrei Arshavin (20 mil) – Arsenal/Chelsea/Man United/Spurs/Barcelona/Real Madrid
–Karim Benzema (20 mil) – Chelsea/Man City/Real Madrid
–Sergio Kun Aguero (40–50 mil) – Chelsea/Liverpool/Man City
–Didier Drogba (20 mil) – Inter/AC Milan
–David Villa (40 mil) – Chelsea/Real Madrid/Barcelona
–Cristiano Ronaldo (70 mil) – Real Madrid
These stars will all move over January and the summer.

In Arsene We Trust
  LFC ins:
NIL (no money from american owners)

LFC outs:
Dossena (Udinesse – 6 mill)
Pennant (R.Madrid – 3 mill)
Nemeth (QPR – Loan)
Plessis (Wigan – Loan)
Spearing (Wolves – Loan)
  Whoever posted
'First of all, Tevez is never going to Arsenal because even though he doesn't get first team footy, he gets amazing wages, and hed rather have money than playing time.'
seems to be forgetting that Tevez doesn't have a club, he's on loan to ManUre from his agent. Therefore he'll go wherever it takes to get the cash, even Arsenal, if United don't want to keep him.
  To the guy that said the big 4 are in dream world regarding Fellaini leaving Everton??? What are you on? Why would any of the top 4 want to buy him? He is crap! Seriously LMAO. Now onto some red merseyside rumours; Liverpool will send Pennant packing. Alonso will leave in the summer, going to Barcelona for around 14mil pounds. Babel may go out on loan to try and regain some form, however this will not happen until the summer also. Keano will stay, this was the case even before his brace against Bolton, Expect Rafa to sign Valencia or Heskey in part exchange for Pennant from Wigan. Owen will not come back to Anfield. Dossena will go in the summer as Insua is starting to show he can offer more to the first team. If Rafa doesn't bring back heskey he will go for Zaki or Kenywn Jones. aussieLFCfan
  This is happening at Glasgow Rangers
Andrei arshavin on loan with view to a permanent deal 8 mill if the gers win the league.
Deals for Tonel, Lovenkrands,Berra and Driver will be done.
Way out
S Smith
G Smith(goalkeeper)
As for them. . . . .Richard Offiong? Who cares
  Whoever posted the rumopur that vincent pericard will be joining millwall from s/hampton is on drugs.pericard plays for stoke city,or trys to anyway.
  Breaking news

at the old firm gordon strachan will be replaced by roy keane at the end of the season and craig levein will replace walter smith
  Latest news, Lady Nina Bracewell sold half of her stake to Alisher Usmanov. He has launched a takeover bid and it is poised to be succesful. Arsene Wenger has already accepted the Real Madrid job. He will start next season. Marco Van Basten will be favourite to replace Wenger.Dennis Bergkamp will be Van Basten assistant. This January transfer, decisions will be made by Van Basten.
Leaving in Jan:
Gallas(12mil), Bendtner(10mil), Eboue(6mil) Leaving in June: Diaby(5mil), Denilson(8mil), Adebayor(25mil), Rosicky(7mil), Song(5mil), Fabregas(45mil)
Total gotten from sale: 123mil

Van Basten will spend a whole lot of Usmanov's cash(some bought in Jan and others in June):
Sergio Ramos(22mil)
Traore(loan return)
Yaya Toure(18mil)
Total spent: 178mil

This is the truth– from J.K Arsenal Insider– A personal friend of Alisher Usmanov
  'To the muppet who said
If you can't spell or use grammer (sic), don't bother.'
Take your own advice mate.

Everton to sign 2 strikers on loan in the January window, Wagner Love and some bloke called Villa.
jo £8million
fanni £3million
owen £12million
larsson free
vanger love £4million
brown £5million
lucas £2.5million

baines –£2million
saha –£1million
arteta to sporting lisbon swap mountinho
yakubu –£13million
baxter –£2million

4th he we come
  ((( AFC Bulletin )))

Expect INTER 2 give an offer 2 AW 4 Adebayor come Jan . Possable move by AW 4 Man united gk Ben Foster as he has said he wants 2 leave in Jan . Flamini is unlikely 2 move back 2 AFC as he himself has said so , he does visit AFC but that's because hes on good terms with AW and the team . Spurs have no interest in signing Fulham player Jimmey Bullard as Harry Redknapp has said so , Bullard just might move 2 AFC .

First of all, Tevez is never going to Arsenal because even though he doesn't get first team footy, he gets amazing wages, and hed rather have money than playing time.
Second, Arshavin WILL go to Arsenal; negotiations have already benn made.
Yaya Toure will go to Arsenal, and maybe Senna or Mark Noble.
  Lennon will go to lfc once pennant goes to madrid also keane will stay as rafa knows liverpool and keane are usaully stronger second half of the season.



I know rafas groundkeeper at his huge house on the wirral and he says rafa has a shock buy in January from spain (striker) . BREAK THE TRANSFER RECORD.
  Rangers fc

–– ins ––
berra– 2m – hearts
driver 1m plus adam – hearts
fletcher 3m – hibernian
lovenkrands – schakle

–– outs ––

dailey – released
s.smith – championship team
beasley – team in spain
mcculloch – stoke
g.smith – released
  As you all know Asrenal are in need of a central midfielder desperately. Some of the rumours are pure nonsense, but heres a few realistic ones:

–Lucho Gonzalez(my 1st choice offensively)
–Gokhan Inler(most probable)
–Arshavin(long shot)
–Yaya Toure(my 1st choice defensively)
  Plymouth argyle

sturrock has 2 games to proove himself again if 6 points do not arrive he will be replaced by Ally McCoist, not Aidy Boothroyd after the what happen last year the green army would never accept him.

this apointment will lead to some high profile loan deals as well as a few transfers watch this space
  West Ham United

Bellamy is not going to be sold in January, itīs the media making things up, but itīs ok because it distracts the media from what is really happening. Fring players will be sold though and itīs up to Zola, Clarke and Nani who will go.

2 players deals have already been wrapped up and will become West Ham players on January 1st.

Itīs Manucho the Manchester United striker who will join on loan with an option to buy when his loan expires.

A fee for the versatile midfielder Gabriel Obertan has been agreed by Bordeaux and the player has also agreed a 3 year contract and will alongside Manucho become a West Ham player in the beginning of January.
  If Stoke don't stay up this season, expect a mass exodus. Leaving would be:
Ricardo Fuller (£5.5m)
Liam Lawrence (£5m)
Abdoulaye Faye (£3.1m)
Tom Soares (£3m)
Thomas Sorenson (£2.6m)
Dave Kitson (£3.7m)
Glen Whelan (£2m)
Ryan Shawcross (£3.3m)
  Arsenal have completed the loan signing of Miguel Veloso and if he impresses, the deal will be made permenent in the summer.
They are also heavely tracking Gokan Inler and are preparing a 10.5m offer for him.
The talk of Kolo Toure leaving for Man City is total st as he loves it at Arsenal and is confident that within the year, he will be stepping onto the Emirates pitch alongside his brother Yaya. .

Also, the lad below me who 'claimed' that Rosicky was out because he failed a drug test is obviously smoking something!!!


Miguel Veloso (Loan)
Gokan Inler (Loan)
Brede Hangeland 5.5m


Nobody will be sold, however, fringe players will be loaned.
Jay Simpson loan deal to West Brom already completed. .

I speak FACT. .not rumour!!!
  Pennant will turn down 3 million move to real madrid in favour of wigan as he wants to stay local!rafa lookin again at bentley or valencia or lennon as a replacement asap! owen possible but prob more likely that he'll wait till the summer and spend big on villa! he wil definiterly bring in cover at right back, as aurelio dossena and insua are plenty of options on the left.babel wants to leave but rafa will only let him go on loan most likely to ajax for 6 months.
  To all these people saying maroune fellaini will leave everton in january, get a grip, he has played more than 6 games for both everton and standard liege this season therefore cant move again. he has personally responded to the speculation though saying that his dream was to play in premier league and everton are this dream now and would happily stay forever , he went on to say that it would take a club to make him richer than bill gates for him to leave everton, saying everton are his club now and would never play for another premier league team. haha the supposed big 4 in dream world again

real news now

all but publicly confirmed are that two brazilians and a portugeese international will arive at everton this january, also 4 loan deals in a push for top 4 finish.

adriano on loan, mourinho has stated tottenham or everton are the two main clubs competing at the moment with everton his preffered move

jo, part of a deal to take jolean lescott to manchester city, deal is 10 million plus jo.

jao moutinho, player, agent, manager, club president have all stated that the player wants a move to everton and that they are working currently on a 16 million move overall to take the player to goodison park in january. this will be funded by the money made from andy johnson which was 10 and the 7 from mcfadden.

former liverpool player luis garcia is also arriving on loan.


jo– p/e in lescott deal
adriano– loan deal with permenant in summer
jao moutinho– 17 million
luis garcia– loan
gary neville– 1 million
taiwo–5 million


cahill– loan to sevilla
lescott– 10 million plus jo
  ARSENAL. . . . .

All these Arsenal rumours are ridiculous. Arsene will not lose faith in Song, Diaby or Denilson. All three players have made massive contributions this season with their only downfall being that they havent been able to make any position their own as they are regularly used out of position. As far as Song is concerned, he has been in and out of the team as either a holding player or a centre back. Diaby and Denilson have been used to cover the many vacancies we've had on either flank due to injuries. Mark my words, with enough games in the holding role, Denilson will have the same consistency as Flamini of last season. Besides, anyone with a brain knows that Arsene will not lose faith in his youngsters. The man himself has said that he maybe be forced to buy in January now, but, for all the true fans who know the ways of the professor,it's obvious that there won't be a like–for–like Cesc replacement coming in. Apart from the fact that it is impossible to replace the great Cesc Fabregas, it is far more likely that Le Prof will invest in a winger. "Why" I hear you numb nuts saying? Because the flanks have suffered the most as far as injuries are concerned, with Rosicky and Theo as long term worries, and Nasri coming in and out of the team. It makes sense to bring in another wide man, not simply as long term cover, but more importantly to free up Denilson and Diaby to play in their more prefered central roles. We are in a time of need, Denilson needs to make that position his own, and Diaby has to prove a point. We've all seen what he can do behind the strikers in the Cesc role (Champions League, Fenerbace).

This brings us on to the possible wingers, although lets face it, who can predict the signings of Arsene Wenger!?!

Arshavin has been mentioned, although the £20m price tag could prove to be a stumbling block. But as previously mentioned, this buy will be a long term cover plan rather than a 100% starter, Wenger will not want any new signings to interfere with the development of the younger players. Arshavin would be the perfect signing with this in consideration as he is nearly 28 and won't stand in Theo or Nasri's way for too long.

Aiden McGeady. Very similar to Arshavin in that he is direct, a great dribbler, and can work on either flank, more importantly – like every wide Arsenal player under Wenger's reign – looks completely natual running in the box, or pulling the strings just outside. The price shouldn't be a problem, but the age might. Yes he's only 22, but you feel with a young Nasri and Theo on either flank, you'd expert Wenger to have an older fading player, or a ready made replacement from the youth ranks as a fringe player.

How would this look?
1st. . Nasri Fabregas Denilson Theo
Fringe and youth. . Rosicky Diaby Ramsey Arshavin Gibbs Wilshere Bischoff Coquline Lansbury Randall

Goona Numba 1
  Hi, to the minstermen fan on here a couple of days ago – I also support YCFC, and I think that Foyle will sign on loan striker adam smith permanantly, and due to Dyer's retirement, expect another striker to be signed. Having said that, Brodie could go out on loan to Barrow in a swap deal for one of their strikers to give him some experience, and possibly a loan deal for a more creative midfielder – only on loan though.
  West Ham United

All this talk in the media about Upson and Bellamy and other key players leaving in January and being offered to other clubs is bullshit. Itīs an anti West Ham propaganda and done by those who donīt like West Ham and want to unsettle the players.

Even though the chairmanīs finances are not as good as they were he knows that by selling key players will lower the value of the club and could result in a relegation and that would put the price of the club down and he does not want that as he is trying to sell the club. The clubs finances are fire walled so no money has been taken from the club. The chairman did not finance the club with loans sothat is also not a problem.

Bjorgolur Gudmundsson (the owner and chairman) is in talks with potential buyers and they have made it clear to him that they want it with all the players or else they will pay less so nobody will benefit from those made up media sales.

  I am an Arsenal shareholder and I can confirm this.

The Gooners who post on here are ridiculous and making up their own wishlists. This is real life; stop playing Football Manager too much as it is bleeding into the reality section of your brains.

William Gallas and Nicklas Bendtner will NOT be sold. Insulting your own players really is pathetic and you so called Gooners should be ashamed of yourselves.

Arsene is looking into using Denilson to fill the Fabregas void against Aston Villa and will then decide whether he should buy or not. His targets are Arshavin and Diego of Werder Bremen.
  Arsenal ready to sign Diego from bremen for initial 13.5mn which can increase to 23mn based on his sucess in club.He will be replacement of injured fabregasArsenal to sign denny and loan him to salamanca.

The DM wenger will sign for 10mn is Mbia or inler or matuidi depends upon what clubs demand.Priority is Mbia.

Gunners will also try to get Elano as he is trying to get a move away from City
  Coventry City to sign James McPake (Livingston), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Breiablik) and Gary McSheffrey (Birmingham)in the January transfer window. Jay Tabb will sign a new contract and Kevin Thornton could return for a loan spell at Brighton to provide squad cover. Chris Birchall (Carlisle), Kevin Kyle (Hartlepool), Dimi Konstantopoulos (Swansea) and Julian Gray (Fulham) will stay at their loan clubs until the end of the season, they will then leave on permanent transfers. Gary Borrowdale will turn his loan at QPR into a permanent contract. Michael Mifsud and Leon Best could both leave in January, Mifsud is out of contract at the end of the season and could join QPR/Norwich/Bristol City and Leon Best is being chased by Nottingham Forest.
  This January liverpool will try to sign:

Emile Heskey (5mil)
Kuba (7mil)

Leaving will be:

Jermaine Pennant (3.5mil)
Charles Itjande (1mil)
Andriy Voronin (1.5mil)

Sebastian Leto may also be on his way following interest from several clubs from La Liga who are willing to pay 4mil for his services.

Players to sign in the summer depend on the following:

–Whether Andrea Dossena settles and whether Insua is able to play regular football.

–Whether El Zhar can force his way into the side more often and if he can make a few first team starts.

–If Degen impresses

–If Kuba shows signs of settling down. Benitez will add him as a right winger but can see him moulded into an attacking right back.

–If N'gog shows good potential and contributes when given the oppurtunity.

–who is the owner of the football club

The only certain buy in the summer is a centre back to replace the departing Sami Hyypia.

If Liverpool are not successful in signing Heskey in January, they will look to sign either Heskey (free), Kenywne Jones (if Sunderland are relgated) or Dean Ashton (if West ham are relgated) in the summer.
  Arsenal are set to make a 20 million double swoop for Everton's jack Rodwell and Jose Baxter.
Also they will sell players such as Bendtner , Eboue , Senderos and Traore to fund moves for Fernando Cavenaghi.
  Liverpools January Ins and Out will be:


Total: £6,000,000


Total: £6,500,000
  Arsenal to sign ONE or TWO of the following midfielders:

S. Defour
Axel Witsel
Lucho Gonzalez
Gokhan Inler
Mehmet Aurelio
Yaya Toure
De Rossi
Xabi Alonso
De La Red
Alou Diarra
  Both Upson and bellamy will leave west ham in january, both will go to the blue half of mancheaster. West ham will go for pazzini (well documented but true) and will also get dunne as part of the upson deal.

I have contacts with members of the Arsenal board and I know that they are putting Arsene under pressure to spend in January BUT he is resisting! Wenger wants to stick to turning young potential talent into world class buyers and not compromising by buying 'star names', however new Chief Exec (Ivan Gazidis) wants to bring in the following players:

Xabi Alonso (Liverpool) or Gareth Barry (Villa)
Chiellini (Juventus)
Marcos Senna (Villareal)
Shay Given (Newcastle)
Andrei Arshavin (Zenit St.Petersburg)

It looks like Wenger and his board are disagreeing at the moment but who knows what will happen in the coming weeks. .watch for news!

Thx – Jimmy 'Gooner'

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