Football Rumours Archive December 29 2009


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Arsenal in
moses–5m bck on loan to palace
van der vaart/parker/gago
wenger is also set to take advantage of the managerial changes at man city and is looking at:
de jong

looking forward to the new year


Mike Phelan will take over as interim first team coach of Preston this week, with Laurent Blanc taking up the role of assistant manager at Old Trafford. Sir Alex has given Mike his permission to make loan signings from Man Utd and so Preston fans can expect to see new faces at Deepdale (one being Darron Gibson!)

Also, Palace's finances will be buoyed by the sales of Moses and Scannell. Heard that Cardiff have joined the race to buy the young Irishman and will offer £2m if Garvan turns them down. Palace will look to replace Moses with Simeon Jackson and will also bid for Cardiff's Mark Hudson and Rushden & Diamonds star Lee Tomlin.

Plymouth are to call an EGM in May, as finances are already tight and this will mean that the club will be up for sale. There are already 5 interested parties in the club.

Also in trouble are Hearts – rumours that the Serious Fraud Squad and HMRC are taking action against the Tynecastle outfit are escalating. Driver is being sold to either Cardiff or Plymouth in January, and gates are expected to fall further at Tynecastle in 2010. The club is swamped with debt and could follow in the way of Livingston!


Big rumour coming from Swansea tonight is that Chairman Huw Jenkins is planning to stand down at the end of the season.

Jenkins, a solicitor by trade, believes that he has taken the club as far as he can and hopes that a new investor can take the club into the Premiership.

Jenkins will hope to have handed the club over by the start of July 2010.


McGeady doesn't want to leave yet. but will go if celtic accept an offer. Mowbray gonna hold out for 8–10 million. Scott Brown, Caldwell, McManus, Boruc, McDonald, Naylor and Flood will all go in January for around 18 Million. Alot of money for an SPL Club.

Celtic will sign Giroud, Pedersen, Kilgallon, N'Guemo, McCarthur, Stokes and an unnamed Goalkeeper. Leaving aroun 6 million for Shareholders to blled from the club.


Galatasaray to sign babel and saha in jan

arda turan to liverpool, arsenal or bayern munich


Expect Celtic to make a bid for the following SPL players, Zander Diamond, Craig Dargo and Stephen Craigan. Out will be the following McGeady 6 million to Aston Villa, McDonald 3 million Newcastle, Brown 5 Million to Birmingham and Caldwell Pre contract back to Hibs. This information is from a certain friend of mine who is a well know players agent.


––Liverpool––Pandev will definately be going to Liverpool unless Inter get their first. Arda Turan has said he wants to go to Liverpool and Rafa is thinkng of a move for him in the region of 12 million, he is incredibly talented and can play on either wing. There are posible moves for Santa Cruz and Wayne Bridge are being thought over also. Mourinho will be arriving in summer as he is having a terrible time in Italy and no other club in England wants him(Man U will go for Blanc or Moyes).


Does anyone have inside source into leeds are signing in january thankyou
mad dog


January ins–
Uros Cosic– CSKA Moscow
Igor Akinfeev– CSKA Moscow
Hatem Ben Arfa– Marseille (loan with first option in the summer)
January outs–
Zoran Tosic
Summer ins–
Steven Defour– Standard Liège (having over come his injury)
either Ben Arfa or Luka Modric– Spurs
Marouane Chamakh– Bordeaux (having signed a pre–contract in january)
and possibly Giorgio Chiellini– Juventus (depending on weather Rio can recover from his back injury)


PNE will appoint Lambert and he will bring his backroom staff with him, not much compensation will be needed as he's on a monthly contract. He will take Wes Hoolahan and Darel Russell with him

Darren Ferguson is set to join Reading.


Arsenal rumours..
INS – chamakh (bordeux)
eden hazard (lille)
sakho (psg)
melo (juve)
villa (valencia)


Have just received a tip from a source within to Birmingham City, more specifically a Director whos family has a long affiliation with the club. He let slip that 4 deals are almost agreed. These are for Michel for 2.7m from sporting gijon on a 15k pw contract, Aiden McGeady for 7m from celtic on around 26k pw and incredibly Kevin Kuranyi for 3.7m from Schalke on 58k pw contract. The Brazil born German striker will spearhead the clubs push for Europe and away from relegation candidates. His signing is also designed to show the clubs ambition, thus make it easier in the future to sign bigger name players. The final deal which is basically agreed is that for young ace Victor Moses for 5m from Crystal Palace on 17k pw plus the transfer of Gary McSheffrey in the opposite direction. Birmingham are also preparing to open talks with Hamilton for James McArtur, Fulham for Paul Konchesky, and Wigan for Charles Nzogbia.


Arsenal are supposedly in talks with Crystal Palace wizkid Victor Moses which would be a great signing to bring to the club and turn into another Walcott, could be one for the future. Striker wise Huntelaar on loan could be the answer with Van der Vaart joining on a permanent deal which would strengthen the squad that bit more to push us towards a trophy this year, fingers crossed for January


A London–based American consortium is reportedly set to launch a £100 million bid to takeover West Ham United.

London–based financial analysis firm Intermarket have allegedly revealed that they intend to takeover the club next Monday, and give manager Gianfranco Zola the funds he requires to bolster the squad in January.

The chief executive of the company, Jim Bowe, and several other investors – who happen to be fans of the Upton Park outfit – are believed to be desperate to help the Hammers with the necessary funding required to ensure their Premier League participation next season.

It is claimed that the group are keen to conclude a buy–out as soon as possible, so as to give the Italian enough time to make purchases during the transfer window.
as i have said before the only player of note to leave will be upson.cole parker and green to stay so please stop with the nonsense it gets tedious.


PAFC news, Mackie is attracting interest and might be off for 1.5 mill. Argyle will look to replace with a loanee from a top club who needs first team football for a reserve player ie Man utd who love the way their players have been handled at Home Park. There is also a poss keeper signing as Larieu is lacking confidence.


Torres will go to barca and gerrard will go to real


After his recent goal scoring exploits
manchester united will make a shock move for darren bent

Bent has been on fire With 13 goals this season and is seen as the perfect partner for rooney
offer will be 17mil plus macheda on loan)

If it goes through bent will accept the offer as he sees this will help him get a place in the england squad



Big blackpool news, Seip to come in as is a big stricker, maybe Jackson from Gillingham.


Guti–real madrid
will be joining Salgado at Blackburn in January.


Interesting news out of Small Heath.McLeish to be replaced by Mark Hughes as Yeung knows he's the sort of manager to keep quiet while Yeung picks all the players to buy. Yeung is worried McLeish might speak out, you heard it here second.

Jim (BCFC for never)


Just been driving past Turf Moor and saw Jason Koumas with Owen Coyle. Burnley have apparently agreed a £600k fee with Wigan and it will be officialy announced on 1st January. Joining him will be Matt Kilgallon and David Nugent!


Carlton Cole to sign for Sunderland in January!


2 signings for arsenal, 3 maximum.
1) Huntelaar on loan til end of the season – not getting the games at Milan, would be a good temp. replacement for RVP. option to buy at end of season depending on performances.
2) Subotic £14m – not at a CL team, so would be eligible. fantastic in the air, strong in the tackle, quick, ball–playing, tall and powerful.
3) Matuidi – strong as an ox, good tackler. only problem is he would not accept being back up.

out: Senderos, Randall, Simpson.

Summer: Sakho, Hazard, Green, Huntelaar
Out: Almunia, Silvestre, Gallas, one striker will leave.


Torres isn't leaving, and neither is benitez. The Americans have decided to give some funds to rb, as they will lose out when it comes to selling the club if they aren't in the cl. They will have 15 million, regarding and if voronin and dossena leave, this could rise up to 22 million. They are looking for a striker, a winger and a versatile cb.

The villa news is that kenwyne jones will join, and Carew or heskey will leave. They will also look to sign parker, as they still feel the they are missing on a midfielder like Barry who can hold the midfield properly as delph isn't ready yet.

Charlie – villa through and through


Early enquiries for Rushden & Diamond's Lee Tomlin from Posh, Notts County, Coventry and Sheff Utd, could be trumped by Man City after Midlands scout Graham Carr saw Tomlin's Gazza performance and goal of the season yesterday at Nene Park.



I've just come out of the Villa Park club shop where they are starting to take orders for Kenwyne Jones shirt sales.

MON has apparently agreed a deal for £12m. Carew not Heskey will be sold to the highest bidder with Sunderland contemplating the swap plus £6m!

Also, NRC will go to our local rivals BCFC in the summer. Villa will replace him with Graham Dorrans of WBA.

Come on you Villa!!



Any up to date news on pandev and turan coming to liverpool??


Rumours from goodison park everton !




Arsenal to sign Robert Green (West Ham, 6m), Gary Cahill (Bolton, 8m), Scott Parker (8m), Eden Hazard (4.5m and Andre–Pierre Gignac (12m) in the January Transfer Window.
Wenger will then sell Manuel Almunia (Osasuna, 4m), Phillip Senderos (Everton, 3m) and Mikael Silvestre (PSG, 500k). William Gallas will leave at the end of the season (replaced by Gary Cahill) along with Johan Djourou, Tomas Rosicky, Emmanuel Eboue and Eduardo.
Starting 11 will be – GK – Green, RB – Sagna, CB – Gallas, CB – Vermaelen, LB – Clichy, DM – Parker, DM – Song, CM – Fabregas, AMR – Arshavin, AML – Van Persie, ST – Gignac.


My South American connexions inform me that Arsenal is about to sign striker Joaquín Boghossian, of Newell's Old Boys. Arsene likes his height, his goal scoring rate, and his ability to play with both feet and fancies him as a bit of a Uruguay Bendtner. The two sides just have to reach an agreement on a price. {editor's note – this the same 22 year old striker that Liverpool are supposed to have bought and agreed to loan out to Espanyol until he qualifies for a work permit?}


Babel a cert to sign for b, ham also talks going on with c/palace ref cash and daimion johnson part ex for moses, kurany and michel already agreed o"conner back to scotland{celtic]
McLIESH looking to survive this term in the premier and next season with these additions give it a go next the only trouble with the BABEL move liverpool are renound as bad payers as they are behind on a few players to different uk clubs that why barry never went there


Straight swap on loan babel of to spurs and pavulachenko of to anfield.damo the dog


DERBY NEWS – Paul Connolly being tracked by stoke. 250k plus player deal.Commons also being tracked by premiership teams.


so theres some people who play fifa10 to much and think there dream players are going to there clubs, well im sorry but it doesn't work like that. Portsmouth Fc, if the attempt to gain premier league grants and raise enough money to escape the ermargo so it is lifted are a success.

They will sign:

okaka – not kaka
o hara
ben afra (not sure – rumour)

some old faces – lualua, d'lessandro, mendes (possbilty) they ve helpt us before time to do it one last time.

they will sell:
nugent – burnley
john utaka (high wage = 80,000 i believe)
james– spurs

NOrn iRon chiefton!



Things are not as bad as they could be!

Only player probably leaving in January is Pedro Mendes – possibly back to the Premiership.

Boyd won't be going anywhere – he loves the club and doesn't want to leave. Chances are Bougie will be away in the summer – not in January since he is at the ACON.



Transfer surprise is that Kevin Prince Boetang will move to Man U to shore up the midfield.Fergie has been impressed with his all round game.This, before Liverpool and Everton swoop.


Coventry City to sign the following players in January –
Alex Smithies (Huddersfield, 1.2m), Leon Barnett (West Brom, 275k), Richard Wood (Sheff Wed, Done Deal 500k), Chris Hussey (AFC Wimbledon, Done Deal 120k), Richie De Laet (Man Utd, Loan), Gary Deegan (Bohemians, Done Deal 70k), Carl Baker (Stockport, 150k), Peter Halmosi (Hull, Loan), Will Buckley (Rochdale, 450k), Craig Mackail–Smith (Peterborough, 1.3m), Gary Madine (Carlisle, 80k) and Simeon Jackson (Gillingham, 1.5m). TOTAL 6.4M.

Outgoing will be – Kieren Westwood (Sunderland, 4m), Elliott Ward (Preston, 700k), Michael Doyle (Leeds, 300k), Leon Best (Burnley, 1.5m), Clinton Morrison (Doncaster, 200k), Patrick Van Aanholt (Chelsea, Loan Return) and Isaac Osbourne (Derby, 350k). TOTAL 7M.

Team will be – Smithies, Cranie, McPake, Wood, De Laet, Bell, Gunnarsson, Clingan, Halmosi, Eastwood, Jackson. Subs (out of) – Konstantopoulos, Wright, Hall, Hussey, Turner, Barnett, Grandison, Clarke, Cork, McIndoe, Deegan, Baker, Buckley, Madine and Mackail–Smith.


Arsenal – the lad chamakah will join in januray, with wenger assessing his midfield options and right back cover. melo is unlikely to join as he only signed for juventus in the summer, matuidi or scott parker are more likely

chelsea – as ancelotti has said, no new signings, porbably just a change of shape, going back to 1 up top(anelka)2 wingers and 3 central midfielders. in my opinion if chelsea don't sign they won't win the league

liverpool – all these rumours of princes taking over are rubbish. hicks and gillete arent yet in a posistion to sell. takeover will be likely in the summer. hence why benitez's main target is the top 4, so they don't lose out on sponsorship money and CL bonus, thus making them an attractive prospect for players to join when they do have money. in jan – pandev will stay in italy, and luca toni will join roma, rvn wdnt ever join liverpool due to his past with man utd. expect rafa to try and pick up west hams quality players, but hes skint.

man utd– ferguson will still want signings that represent value. id love to see silva or/ and villa but im not sure if we could afford them with our massive debt. more likely would be akinfeev, due to van der sars iminent retirement ( hurried along by recent events) and dzeko, patience has ran out with berbatov who still holds some value in italy and he will go there in the summer. no need for a midfielder, hargreves will return and drive us forward, and with giggs in great form and obertan looking dangerous, ferguson feels he has enough. as a fan im still holding out for the valencia 2!


Goran Pandev has snubbed Napoli in favour of a move to Inter in January.A medical is expected to take place soon, the signing announced not long after. Gerrard is Inter Milan''s number 1 transfer target for the summer.Mourinho has hinted at an EPL return sometime soon aswell. Man City have reportedly registered an interest in Leonardo Bonucci of Bari.Real Madrid are expected to bid for Vidic, region of about 50m. Wenger is interested in one striker and now midfield cover as Fabregas and Denilson are injured and Song is off to the ACN.So possible ins are Melo, VDV, C.Cole, Gignac, Matuidi, Chamakh or Dzeko. Also liverpool target Heisuke Honda is close to signing for CSKA Moscow. It would also appear that Guti could be on his way to Bolton on loan after snubbing Besiktas. Arsenal and Tottenham are both tracking Newcastle keeper Fraser Forster and Watford keeper Scott Loach. Also West Ham are in a shock swoop for Adrian Mutu of Fiorentina. It is believed Zola has resigned to loosing his star english quartet of Upson, Green, Parker and C.Cole. Hope this is helpful for anyone interested. Thats all for now.Thanks.


AC Milan are tracking star young gunners keeper Vito Mannone.


My source tells me that Craig Bellamy will leave Man City in January and Mancini will not replace him, also Mancini will bring in defender Carlos Puyol to Man City.


Any news on the west ham takeover? Have read a lot but doesn't know what's true and what's not. The papers don't seem to have a clue and write whatever they want. Any news on any transfers? Also my friends dad lives 2 doors away from upson and he said a few days a go there was loads of removal vans outside his house, wonder where he is off too, hopefully not scummy tottenham!


Pennant to Everton in January.
Saha will NOT be going to the darkside.
Darkside fans will continue to beleive in Saudi Princes and Santa Claus but neither will come to Anfield this year.


Bristol city to the person who said gj will be at ashton gate until the end of season! i can't see any one who can say that as its not just down to sl, if we drop into the bottom three he will be sacked, if the crowd starts to get lower (when we can't get in play offs, could be in the next 6 games time) or if the crowd start getting on gj back he will be gone!!plus no prem players will be at ashton gate 1 we can't attact prem players, 2 gj can't handle big egos , 3 we do not pay pages, we will get players in lower division, which will need time to bed in, plus hartey will be off in jan, big big mis,


Just got some breaking news. Arsene Wenger wants to get huntelaar on loan until the summer and wants to bring in Emile Heskey as he says he doesn't have a target man and he has just quick players. Also, Newcastle United are to get £20m to spend in the summer as Mike Ashley has given up on selling, however, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton doesn't want to buy anyone as they have a good enough squad to go back into the premier league but he might think about it in preparation to survive in the premier league next season. If Rafa doesn't do well by the end of March he will be sacked and Mark Hughes will come in. This is all 100% true.


Old Firm News.. With the transfer window opening Celtic are frantically trying to tie up players to register asap for league duty. Mowbray also deciding to sell as many players as possible so he can build "his" team. Only player he wants to keep is McGeady and looks like he will be one of the players leaving.

Rangers are praying no one bids for their players early on in the transfer window or their season may fall away, looks like there will only be players leaving. Club needs to be sold soon or they will miss out on players able to discuss transfers in january with a view to move for free in the summer. Rangers won't bring in players a new manager wouldn't want.

Celtic and Rangers will swap positions in the league soon if they spent the money available on decent players and Rangers will fall away if they Lose their top players in January. Lets hope for the sake of a decent league Celtic spend and rangers manage to keep their decent players.


To the people saying Saha is leaving Everton for Liverpool/Birmingham for £1.5m. Moyes received an £8m bid in the summer from Besiktas for Saha and he asked Saha what he wanted to do as he is only on a pay as you play contract at the moment and he told Moyes to turn the bid down becasue he wants to stay at Everton as he is really happy at the club and is playing some of the best football for years, plus Everton are about to offer him a contract which he will sign. Why would he want to join a sinking ship in Liverpool with all their problems anyway.

In relation to transfers, Everton will possibly do some loan signings, possibly Forlan and Reyes but don't hold your breath. Plus we should have Arteta, Jagielka, etc back soon which will be like new signings and then the toffee's will shoot up the league and progress in the Europa league.

Come on the Toffee's!!


I have been informed that PAFC have money to spend so does anybody have any gossip please


To Invisble Ninja Come on fella your club has less money than i have in my sky–rocket right now and that's to the tune of about 30 Quid. your buying nobody! the clowns that own u are trying to drum up media intrest and won't be selling unless they make a profit (Not gonna happen) get used to mid table life coz that's where ur gonna be for a while. Arsenal to make 2 signings Chamakh & Weil. Happy New Year!


Shocking news..

Word coming out of Anfield this morning is non other than Torres is ready to leave. This is because of two reasons.

1st reason– Following the arguement between Sammy Lee and Stevie G, Rafa is firmly backing his assistant Manager...(Why?)

2nd Reason– Rafa has been chasing his best friend (David Villa) and DV wanted to join, but as the yanks won't release 38 million Euros, then he will be joining united in the January window.

This will really be a kick in the teeth to all us hardened reds.

This will be a very bleak 2010 to all us loyal boys



Carlton Cole (West Ham Utd): He is 9th in the Premier League top scorers list with 7 goals above top fowards Van Persie, Carlos Tevez & Emmanuel Adebayor but with a £15–20m price tag it seems quite doubtful.
Scott Parker (West Ham Utd): West Ham are 17th in the table and with Lucas playing appualing and Aquiliani suffering injury Parker will jump at the chance to play for Liverpool at around £5–10m.
Victor Moses (Crystal Palace): The 19 year–old center midfielder is dominating the Coca Cola Championship and he has a good future but liverpool want secure him for £5m they will have to fight off Roma, Barcelona, Arsenal, Tottenham, Sunderland, Fulham, Wigan, Birmingham and German side Hoffenheim.
Matthew Upson (West Ham Utd): Also With West Ham 17th and constantly losing they might drop into the relegation zone and drop in the Coca Cola Championship he would propably consider a move and a £10m move to liverpool could be on the table with liverpool's constant threat to set pieces his 6ft 1 size could head away dangerous crosses.
Ruud Van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid): Van Nistelrooy having used to be in the premier league still has the goal scoring instinct and being a Manchster Utd legend it might annoy SAF but with his age being 33 he could only sign on a 1–2 year deal.
Juan Mata (Valencia): Mata is tagged at £22m too out of Liverpool's price range but if they can negotiate with Valencia they could sign him for 10m + Riera.
Andriy Voronin: FINALLY Andriy Voronin is going to transfer to Greek side Panthiakos for a fee of £1m.
Ryan Babel: Bayern Munich will loan the 22 winger and will look for a pernament £9m deal in the summer.
Andrea Dossena: Dossena looks like he played his last game for Liverpool last season and he could go for £3–6m to either Roma or Napoli who are both batteling for his signature.

XxInvisble NinjaxX


Just come back from a night out in bristol, and spoke to lee trundle whilst out.

he said he wants to go back to his 'home' of swansea, and that he feels he's never really settled in the city.

not really surprised – good luck to the guy.

heard that simeon jackson has been lined up as trundle's replacement.


Turmoil will brew over the next few months at Nottingham Forest, excellent progression on the field has lead to Billy Davies still wanting more money invested in the club, however the board are apprehensive as to the amount spent, given the great position they are in already, things are becoming strained, Billy Davis looking towards the door with his name still intact, stay tuned all forest fans, we could be looking at down the barell!!!


Rafa willing to do business with Stoke for Babel but wants Tuncay as part of the deal.

Scott Parker and Arda Turan will be signed in January. John Arne Riise may join on loan.

The usual suspects will go Dossena, Voronin, Babel. Don't be suprised if Lucas is sold if Liverpool agree a deal for Parker. Several teams in spain and Italy have shown interest in Lucas.


WHU....Upson to Spurs and Bently part ex. Harry approached Zola for Parker but was put off over fitness concerns short term. If Benly lays up Hutton could be offered instead....c'mon you irons


Im hearin alot of rumours bout aiden mcgeady goin to liverpool ... hope to god its not tru he's a donkey and wud not cut in the prem he barely makes it in the spl
timmy o toole


Window dressing going on at notts co is just that. the situation is the same, living from hand to mouth and the bills are racking up. no legal action against the press either as stated there would be, same as last time


Big Lfc rumour.

Rafa has had showdown talks again with the Yanks, and he will be the gaffer util at least till the end of this season. Now for the rumours..

Sammy lee had a stand up argument with Stevie Gerrard in trainingbig mistake. It resulted in a large scale arguement, then a couple of handbag punches were thrown in the direction of Sammy Lee. Afterwards Stevie Gerard gave rafa the ultimatum of either i stay or the midget stays. Rafa has yet to commit, but it looks like sammys days are numbered. Think its time for Jan Molby to be our number 2.

Dark Days ahead.



Arsenal Transfer List

Louis Saha – Everton
Nistelrooy – Madrid
Shawcross – Stoke
Sorensen – Stoke
Luca Toni – Bayern M.


Liverpool to sign benjani in jan if they can come up with the 4.5 mil that city want for him.
the fly on the wall!!!


Preston Chairman Derek Shaw has given manager Alan Irvine three games to save his job. Shaw has grown increasingly despondent with recent results and Irvine's continued negativity, which he feels has contributed to the decreased attendances at Deepdale this season.

Shaw is reluctant to give Irvine any money to spend on new signings in January due to Irvine's poor record in the transfer market.

Names in the frame to replace Irvine include Steve Coppell, George Burley and Darren Ferguson. There is also the possibility that Shaw may give David Unsworth, who recently joined as Development Coach, the chance to stake a claim for the job, by appointing him as caretaker if Irvine is sacked.


The new Cardiff investor will buy out the shares manager Dave Jones holds in the club as part of a contract pay off.

Chairman Ridsdale has already agreed a meeting this week with available manager Darren Ferguson who is free since being released by Peterbrough.



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