Football Rumours Archive April 29 2009


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Ok listen up, i've seen absolute ridiculous rumours popping up here and i'm here to clarify a few things. i don't pretend to know anything for certain; its just common sense:

Liverpool will not sign Tevez, they have limited amount of money and won't spend it all on one player. Tevez will go to spain or italy as he won't go to man u because they are unwilling to spend 22 million pounds on him, and he doesn't want to stay as he won't play much.

A few names being thrown around anfield are lennon, johnson and many valencia players beacause the club are 400 millions euros in debt such as: david silva, david villa, raul albiol and joaquin

I can guarantee barry won't join liverpool as rafa realises he would be mental to sell mascherano or alonso. Degen, dosenna, agger, hyypia, voronin and babel will all leave but benayoun will sign a new contract. Pennant will also leave for free.

Man u will not sign kaka as he wants to stay at milan, and milan hesitated to accept a 100+ million pound bid from man city, why would they accept such a lower bid? They might buy benzema as they will need a replacement for tevez and berbatov/ronaldo – i think one of them will leave. lyon also might not reach europe next season and benzema envisions himself winning the ballon d'or which he can only achieve at a big club.

Expect drogba and anelka to leave stamford bridge with rijkaard coming in to take hiddinks empty spot. a top striker will come in but nobody else as abramovich has recently lost 4 billion pounds.

Wenger will sign a few youths nobody knows to replace maybe gallas, toure maybe even adebayor.

Everywhere else in europe many clubs will be moving in for franck ribery. Messi and eto'o will not move to man city as they don't play only for money.

I can't say these will happen

  Real Madrid rumours
BIG ClEAR OUT – F prez new chairman
Man city next highest bidder to be offered following Madrid players

Dudek,Cannavaro(Juve), Metzelder, Marcelo ,Pepe, Robben,Drenthe (loan), Van der Vart, M Diarra,Saviola, Ruud Van N, aprox 100m

Ramos to continue as manager and on the basis that he has more controll over transfers pointing to Rafa's success as a example that managers should buy players not sporting directors who don't have any tactical awareness.

Ramos has expressed several timmes that a core of spanish players should form the basisi of the squad, as "spain are the best national team at the moment".

Ramos ideal squad
Iker / Asjeno – Vallaroid – 8m

m. Torres / J. Campdivalla – Vallaroid 4m
S. Ramos / abaloa – Liverpool 4m
Marchena 10m Valencia / promising young CB 7.5m
Albiol 16m Valencia / promising young CB 7.5m

Silva 30m – Valencia / Drenthe
Gago / Alonso 20m – Liverpool
L. Diarra / Arteta 17m – Everton
Carloza 16m – Vallaroid /Jesus Nevas 12 m Sivilla

Hugain / Raul
Villa 60m Valencia / Negredo 9m – Almeria

221M on transfers – 100m from sales = 121m
  After recommending Birsa and Rendulic, Celtic's European scouts have now targeted Le Havre's 19 year old French under–21 defender Loic Nestor.
They believe he, along with Milan Misun, could be the long term solution to Celtic's full back problems.
  Sergio aguero – liverpool (25m)
Silva – liverpool (25m)
Lippi to become new chelsea manager
Leicester will win the championship next season and forest will go down!

Trust me with the info i know this will happen
  Liverpool to sign:–


Liverpool to sell:–

  Walsall News

ins A. Todd Derby Free
W. Fogden Dorchester Free
T. Robinson Watford loan part ex for Sansara
B. Smith Hereford Free

Also strong vibes that Ricky Scimeca could be joining from Cardiff on a free .

These have come from a source inside the club .
  To the fool who wrote this. .

I am astonished at this ridiculous talk of a Babel for Walcott swap. From Liverpool's perspective brilliant! From Arsenal's side why on earth would they even consider it? Although Walcott is far from the finished article, he has huge potential. Babel has been a total flop!

Is this the total flop who made a fool of your defence when Liverpool KOd you from the champions league. He might not have hit his full potential but to say 'flop' is a bit stupid. Also the guy who said Walcott is 1st team regular and Babel a bit part player, check your stats. Walcott has been a sub far more than a starter as has Babel. Either way there will be no swap.

Liverpool will sign Silva and Albiol from Valencia along with Glenn Johnson for rb. No big name forward will be arriving, but I have heard a young striker from Spanish side Almeira will sign. I do not know his name but the scouts at Anfield rate him very highly.
  West Ham will sign Chelsea teenager Jack Cork in the summer, an agreement between the clubs has been made and the Hammers will pay 2 million pounds for the player.

The 19–year–old U–21 England international is currently on loan at Watford, he can play anywhere across the back four and in a defensive midfield role.

Steve Clarke knows the player well and advised West Ham to sign him.
  Man United news:–
1–dimitar berbatov will be off to man city for around 28 million.
2–united will buy benzema from this money plus manucho.
3–tevez will stay as sir alex plans to play the way united did in the tottenham match.
4–if ronaldo leaves kaka/ribery/silva/valencia will be signed
  Plymouth argyle mr sturock to become director of football paul jewel to be manager when the japs take the main share of the club
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^BReaKINg NeWS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Man United have made a bid for Karim Benzema. Lyon are taking time at the moment to get to a decision.Expect Tevez to stay and Dimi Berbatov to leave.

  To the fella who wrote this– "Rumour the money from the Keane deal in January came in and out of LFC within a day. The money was sent to secure the summer transfer of a player, though do not know which one it is. any ideas on this web site?"

Your spot on mate. I posted on here about 1.5 – 2 months ago, stating the only source i know (and yes he is real and not a computer game scout!)who stated we (LFC) have already paid a massive fee for a big player (unnamed) but it is being kept quiet till the end of the season to prevent him being unsettled. He does not know who it is (or more likely wouldn't tell me). Culd be anyone but AGUERO and SILVA top my wishlist! This is a rumour from London, apparently (not really surprisingly) Hicks and Gillet have been in discussion re: the Loan , and RBS have told them that there will be no extension, and the balance must be settled on the agreed date in June! Neither can afford this due to the global financial markets. Gillet is really struggling and will be the first to jump ship. The rumour is the bank will take possession of the club and sell to the highest bidder. all done and dusted by the end of June 2009 (not including due diligence). Hope its true! If it is you heard it here first!!!
  LOL omg fanks guys. iv never laughed so hard in my life. Walcott to Liverpool with Babel going the other way. NO CHANCE!!! Walcott wants to become an Arsenal legend at arsenal and has already said he wants to spend his whole career at Arsenal. Why would Wenger sell England's number 1 brightest talents? Scousers stop dreaming. the only part of that load crap that could actually have any truth in it is Babel to Arsenal. he aint having the best of times at Anfield and Wenger could be the man to get his career back on track the way it was meant to. but still very doubtful. Arsenal to buy Zapata next season. that's it. Bendtner will go as he will want to be in the starting line up next season which aint going to happen, expect him to stay in the premiership however. Jay Simpson will be his replacement. .expect Vela to play more of a role next season also. good times ahead for arsenal
  GERS FANS: With the financial problems at Rangers there won't be big money buys but there will be activity. Remember if we don't win the league the transfer window doesn't close until after champions league qualifiers are played so we will have the current to team to pick from but we will (win the league).
Ins:R Nielsen,S Hughes,C Brunt,Possibillity of some Man Utd youngsters,Lovenkrands,and J Langfield as cover.
Outs: Adam,Fergie,McGregor,Hemdani,Dailly,Weir,Beasley,McCulloch,
On Average that's about BETWEEN 5–8 MILLION ON TRANSFER FEES and £370,000 A MONTH ON WAGES BEING SAVED. more than enough to see the Gers through these hard times.(Then you can add on Champions league cash.Over at septic park lucky to spend 5K OF THEIR PRECIOUS CASH.
  Wolves targets for next season include: Robert Huth, Alan Smith, Tom Soares, Dean Whitehead, John Parkin, Joe Hart (loan), Michael Ball, Marc Richards, Jack Wilshere (loan), Mark Noble, Bradley Wright–Phillips, Chris Kirkland, Kenny Lunt, Ryan Nelson.
  Tony Mowbray has been speaking to Tony Pulis about signing several of Stoke's squad players either on loan or on free transfers in the summer. Players likely to be travelling down the M6 include Leon Cort, Salif Diou, Carl Dickinson and Richard Cresswell.
  The suprise transfer of the summer will be Jack Rodwell to Liverpool in exchange for Ryan Babel
  Here's how i see the situation at arsenal: we have done exceedingly well this second half of the season, but a couple of tweaks to the squad are necessary:
GK: Almunia has been one of europe's top keepers for the past 2 seasons, we don't need any change here, fabianski will grow into the role.
LB, RB: no change necessary, with Traore returning from loan, only question is who will b clichy's long term understudy considering gibbs' great showing so far
CB: Silvestre out, senderos out. neither are good enuf. Djourou will get better and better, just needs to lose the "nice guy" attitude. Expecting toure to stay and gallas to see out his contract. Therefore one of Hangeland, Richards (tho english pricing will put arsene off), Sakho or Agger (unlikely tho) to come in.
LM, RM: No significant change. Im losing patience with Rosicky. If we let him go i don't think we need a replacement considering we have Nasri, Vela, Arshavin who can all play there, plus Wilshere coming thru.
ACM: We have Fab, Nasri, Arsh, Diaby. . do we really need more?
DCM: i believe in Song. he will come good. Denilson is worth playing against all clubs except the top 6, ie song and would b above him in my pecking order. if a DCM was to b bought I would like to see either Yaya, Melo or some1 else of real steel coming in.
CF: No real change. Bendtner has it all apart from the finishing. Unfortunately finishing is the most important thing for a striker. if he can improve that he can be as good as ade in a few years, if we are patient with him. otherwise simpson is coming back, plus we have rvp, ade, eduardo, vela. .
arsenal for the league next season, good luck to chelsea tonight as a brit, can't wait for tomorrow, utmost respect for Man U, should b a cracker.
  Cheltenham Town's young 18 year old striker Ian Dickinson is being looked at by a number of League One teams including Tranmere, Yeovil and Bristol Rovers
  Arsenal look to complete the signing of Sahko for around 8 milliom.

Liverpool,Man City,Arsenal,Chelsea and Tottenham are all vying for Gareth Barry for around 10 million

Man Utd are rumoured 2 have a secret deal in place with Wigan for Valencia at 16 million

Inter will swoop for Nani for 10 million

Man City may break the British transfer record (again) for Eto'o at around 40 million with Chelsea and Tottenham interested
  I am astonished at this ridiculous talk of a Babel for Walcott swap. From Liverpool's perspective – brilliant! From Arsenal's side – why on earth would they even consider it? Although Walcott is far from the finished article, he has huge potential. Babel has been a total flop!

Arsenal will sell Adebayor for whom there will be several suitors, mainly from abroad. Two English or current Premier defenders will be acquired.

Liverpool's buying strategy depends on 1 factor, the ongoing 'will they or won't they' be bought. This is even more tedious than last summer's Ronaldo move. Agger will leave (how about to Arsenal?)

Man Utd's buying strategy is the most complicated and will be determined by availabilty of other players. If one thing happens then the potential for another transaction increases and so on.
1st) The acquisition of Kaka by MUFC will ONLY be pursued IF Ronaldo goes but any 'knowledge' of Ronaldo to RM is just speculation. If this happens and Kaka aarives SAF will expect to make a profit.
2nd) Up till the game against Tottenham, Tevez was destined for the exit door but now it's unertain. The deciding factor will be the availability and cost of Benzema. If Ronaldo is sold and resulted in a profit then expect the cost issue to be less important
3rd) Berbatov has disappointed but will be kept for another season as a last chance and to save face. However, if Benzema does arrive Berbatov may be superfluous and could be on his way out. Wouldn't be suprised if he eventually ended up back at Spurs
4) Nani will be out, either on loan for a season and then sold or sold immediately.
5) O'Shea may be sold as a new young CB will be bought. Neville's future will be reviewed. Wes Brown, Park, Fletcher and Hargreaves will stay.
  Benitez has admitted he has to sell to buy, so liverpool fans don't expect masses of world class signings, its not going to happen. Also just want to add you won't get Walcott, no chance.

Anyway Arsenal news, in terms of outs i don't think there will be many –
Senderos (Stage in his career where he needs first team football)
Silvestre (Possibly, but hope not)
Fabianski (Possibly, if again he wants first team football)
Traore (With progression of Gibbs, wouldn't suprise me if he was shipped out, but again hope not)

Bendter won't leave as AW rates him very highly

In terms of ins, again don't see many coming in (One from each Section)–
Goalkeeper (If Fabianski goes)– Hart
Defence – Sakho, Bassong, Richards (could be two if newcastle get relegated)
Midfield – Matuidi (St Etienne could be relegated), Veloso, Xabi Alonso (Unlikely), Yaya Toure, Toulalan

Up The Gooooooners!
  Hello people I work in the club shop at Sheffield United and I was talking to Lee Hendrie the other day and he was telling me he doesen't get on with Blackwell and wants to move on with Leicester his preferred destination. Also Billy Sharp looks set to leave on loan again Leicester are leading the chase however Leeds are interested as well.

Having spoken to Blackwell he was not letting much on but did let slip he was after a striker and midfielder. He said keep it to myself but I will let you know the striker was Kevin Phillips and the midfielder was someone from a Premier league club.

Regards Jack

Watch this space !!
  Former Blackburn midfielder John Grady will be signing for Hearts in the summer on a bosman transfer, after leaving Salt Lake City. I was told this by the David Southern who works for the Hearts media team.
  Sheffield Wednesday will sign Darren Potter, Michael Gray & Jody Craddock from Wolves, and will be signed sealed and delivered by the 10th May.
Other signings following that will be Nick Bailey from Charlton and Dele Adebola from Bristol City.
  Just reading between the lines here lads but RAFA has been given his transfer budget and he states that he will have to sell players in order to land his main target. To me that sounds like one big signing is due to take place. I can't see Xabi leaving unless he wants to ofcourse, i can also see Babbel going along with all the usual suspects (i won't insult you with the names) I can see Pacheco moving up a gear. Great news about Dalgeish, hes a a RAFA supporter. I'd really like to see Kevin Davies at the club (another captain signing along with Barry. Its a close all this season boys Arsenal and Man City arent going to be easy for SAF team, 1 loss and it will make it really exciting. Also lads I've just got back from the States where the RAFA and SAF thing was still news, can someone tell me why Big Sam said there was no need for Sammy Lee to get involved yet he said nothing as to why SAF got involved, two faced i think.

El Torro
  Right my beloved bolton first
bolton to sign steven taylor or ryan shawcross
also they will look to sign benjani or vassel
finally david wheater to wolves
  Watch out for a shock return to west ham for joe cole if cole cannot force his way into a regular starting place with chelsea he has said the only other club he would play for in england is west ham.if not a move abroad is on the cards possibly inter milan.
  I work for the scottish sun and i have benn told that these rumours about david murray has found a buyer it is true it is a consortium with david burnside and a few business men from london to take over on june the 1st after this season
  Rafa Benitez has decided to end his Gareth Barry pursuit by keeping faith with Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso and extending his Spanish contingent by making a triple swoop for Valencia trio Raul Albiol, David Silva and potentially David Villa if he can raise the funds. To make way for the incoming 3, Daniel Agger will make a move to AC Milan for around £8.5 million whilst Andrie Voronin will make a German move permanent for £3 million. With Silva set to arrive, the biggest earning departure will be Ryan Babel for £14 million with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Arsenal interested in the Dutch player.
Benitez is also hoping to add Glen Johnson and a goalkeeping understudy to his squad for next season with Andrea Doessena, Phillip Degen and possibly Lucas Leiva set for the axe. With Johnson coming in, Rafa will move Arebloa to left back. He will play Silva primarily on the right wing over his preffered position on the left with Kuyt likely to be shifted to a squad player.
Benitez hopes his best 11 for next season will be:
Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Albiol/Skrtel, Arbeloa/Aurelio, Kuyt/Silva, Gerrard, Alonso/Mascherano, Silva/Riera, Torres, Villa.
Although Benitez has declared he will have to sell to buy – this is true but it is to raise funds above the £30 million he has been given by the owners.
  I would like ( wish for villa to sign ) In GK no–one until next season In RB i would like none again positions secure In Cb i would like one of Wheater or richards to be signed In LB i would like riise or maybe mellberg back on the wings i would like some back up and i would like Pederson, Peinaar or Zhirkov In the CM i would like huddlestone, Zokora or Johnson Upfront i would like Vagner Lovew to come in and maybe Ebanks–Blake who i want to leave is Sidwell, Shorey, Osbourne, harewood and i wouldn't mind especially young or barry going aslong as we get a replacement because i think young is a bit overrated

Zola signed for 4 years with a 15 – 20 m kitty –promised each year.

Zola's squad nxt year

Shorey 3m Villla
Macciene loan Chelsea
Tompkins /Turner 4m Hull

Ledley – 5m + Gabbidon Cardiff
Bentley – 6m Spurs

Ashton/ cole / savio
  Cardiff City plan to buy Welsh prem players if they get promoted. The idea is to make the team more identifiable to local supports so that the team is well supported in the new stadium.

Hull's Boaz Myhil 2.5m + Mcphail
Gunter 1.5m & Bale 4m From Spurs
Gabbidon & Collins 4m From West Ham
Wigan's Jason Koumas 1m
Sheffield United's David Cottrill 750,000
Arsenal's Aron Ramsey Year Loan
Forest's Earnshaw 3m
Man City's Ched Evans 1.5m

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