Football Rumours Archive July 29 2009


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West broms borja valero is wanting a move to his old bosses club celtic! the midfielder has talked to his agent and a transfer request will be handed in shortly santander also after his services, but the former real madrid player wants to move north of the border and play in the champions league in the next few seasons. Mowbray will bid approx 3m – expect gary oconnor and thompson 18 year old centre–half as well. . out mcmanus,possibly hinkel,donati,naylor,kennedy,brown[gk] jdfreelancejourno
  Derby and Forest news
Cloughie set to bring in Liam brady on loan from Arsenal, plus Jay o'shea from Galway in the next week. Billy davies is set to raid the rams for trio Stephen pearson, jay mcevely and martin albrectsen
  I have a source in Spain that says Villa are involved in talks with Racing Santander's young left back Christian.
  Derby and forest are to fight it out for yet another player , this time hearts midfielder Laryea kingston
  Hello to Marquez Dellano,
thanks for the rumor about Peter Kenyon being seen in Valencia. Could you tell us, who saw Peter, how true is the rumour, and how much will David Villa leave Valencia for if he does go to Chelsea?
Some people think you're just an english chelsea fan, can you prove youre from spain?
Great to have you on the forum lad!
  Derby are set to launch a 750,000 bid for mk dons hitman aaron wilbriham, if successful, rob hulse will complete a 3,000,000 move to boro.
  Kolo Toure to ManCity, arsenal give away champions league place for £15m.
You heard it here first, all the rest of the rumors on here are rubbish, especially fox in the box, utter garbage sonny! You go all quiet when your rumors don't happen, at least Goatman Gary admits his faults, even though he speaks like a kid! Fox you've made HOW many predictions and got NONE right.
  Spurs rumours and their role in a transfer merry go round.

By now Darren Bent is probably a Sunderland player with only official exchange of paperwork to happen before announcement is made. Harry has now said he has his correct balance of strikers but is still eyeing up Huntelaar and this is just another of his smokescreens.

Top targets are as follows – Ashley Young, players are available to part exchange and O'Neill can have his pick from Bentley, Jenas, Keane or Hutton to help make this happen. If Villa stand firm Spurs will outbid them for Fabian Delph from Leeds who will pick Spurs ahead of Villa.
Failing to sign Young will mean attentions turning to Joe Cole who is concerned about his options at Chelsea with an already clustered midfield being added to by Ancelotti who has already signed Zhirkov and is eyeing up Pirlo. Redknapp will guarantee Cole a starting place on th left of his midfield allowing him to impress Capello in a role he made his own for England before injury last season.
Hutton will be sold to highest bidder but is favouring Everton over alternatives, but Hull are expected to make a direct approach whilst the two clubs are in China this week. Also gone will be Chimbonda with Portsmouth in the frame.
  Im lovin all of these forest fans that keep on sayin that dean leacock and other players from derby want to go to them it makes me laugh. Shaun Barker supported forest and he chose derby over them. Robert Earnshaw was forced out of pride park and didnt want to leave. Derby will sign James Oshea from galway united and John Brayford and will see how they do till the next transfer window.

  There has been alot of speculation in the transfer market and here is some rumours about spurs which is deftiently true

tottenham rumours:

bent to sunderland 12m
crouch to spurs 9m
hutton to everton 7m
chimbonda to blackburn 4m
dawson to sunderland 4m
robben to spurs 21m
huntelar to spurs 18m
  First let's set this one straight:

"check your stats again mate, richest club out side of the premiership are a little london club called Q.P.R, only behind citeh's oweners by 100m."

City are owned by ADUG which is part of ADIA with an estimated worth of over $3 TRILLION. The personal wealth of Dr. Sulaiman Al Fahim (The CEO) isn't known as he is part of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family. .

As for rumours:

I think we all know the Kolo Toure to Man City story by now but another defender is also on City's radar – Philippe Mexes from Roma.

I also understand that once Everton find a replacement for Lescott the deal will be concluded to take him to City (unless Everton try to up the price AGAIN for the defender then City will walk away)

City Outs:

Elano (approx £8m) to AC Milan (initial bid from ACM rejected by City but they are expected to return with a better offer)

Benjani (approx £3–4m) back to Portsmouth

Bojinov (approx £5m) to Lazio

Elano shows great skill when playing for Brazil but he doesn't seem to want to perform for Mark Hughes after their rather public "disagreement" in the press last year!
  LFC have a Negredo–Arbeloa swap on the cards. Pienaar, Distin, Lafita, M.Johnson and A.Johnson are also real possibilities. Rafa likes to keep his options open though and isn't willing to commit to any deals just yet, as despite the talk of moving fast, he has seen many deals pop up that he couldnt go for as he had already secured that position. Finally if Xabi goes Martinez is favourite, but Rafa has seriously considered Cesc Fabregas, knowing full well that there is no exceptional rivalry between the Reds and the Gunners. Also the fact that he might want to come if Toure leaves, but mainly because he knows full well that he would recoup any fee in a few years when Cesc finally goes to Barca/Real. However this move is near impossible. He is a huge player to Arsenal and why would they sell when we won't offer more than they'd get in a few years from a La Liga bid. If Cesc wants it though its there for him, and he has voiced his concerns over the squad. . more unlikely things have happened in football.
  Harry Redknapp has made his tactics crystal clear – re–sign old players to bring back the 'glory glory days' chimbonda, keane, defoe, crouch. Expect a bid for yound Watford keeper Pat Jennings and either Chivers or Gilzean (or both if he can move bent)

This may backfire though as Harry himself will be replaced by Bill Nicholson

  LIVERPOOLFC NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally,all the rumours and speculation will end on Thursday afternoon/Friday morning 30th of July/31st of July,regarding Alonso and Mascherano.The end of a needless long drawn out saga. Both players should of handed in transfer request at least a couple of weeks ago. Anyway,life goes on and so does L.F.C.

By Friday lunch time Liverpool Fans will be more than satisfied with the outcome."trust me",more than satisfied. . . no19 is on it's way this season. no danger. "Trust in Rafa".
Red John.
  Leroy Lita will sign for Cardiff City on a free transfer along with David Nugent when Ross McCormack leaves for Portsmouth.
  Liverpool will not sell alonso or masch and at least 1 will sign a new contract mybe both
Rafa will sell dossena to napoli in a P/EX 4 LAVEZZI and will buy silva for 18M up frnt and pay anthr 5M in add ons valencia will agree as no othrbig club will pay the price tag 4 silva plus livrpool is sivas prferred destination
  Pompy have had a 2 mil bid for ross macormack of cardiff turned down flat by peter risdale as he is holding out for closer to 5 million. also expect paul parry to sign preston north end tomorrow done deal for £300'000
  Aston villa want matty upson but zola is not interested in a cash deal, but would be interested in a deal which would bring james milner the other way.


Carlton Cole
Micah Richards
Lee Cattermole
M.Diarra (Loan)
  Will be people stop putting Leon Mckenzie at Notts county "According to my source Leon Mckenzie is training with Notts County with a view to contract.Te 31 year old is without a club after Coventry released Him"

This is total rubbish. Yes he is out of contract with coventry but at the moment he is still recovering from a serious injury so he can't even be running let alone training. Once he has recovered from his injury he will sit down with Chris Coleman and discuss the possibility of a pay as you play contract. He would like to stay at the sky blues because of the faith Coleman has shown in him so Notts county fans and others stop getting too hopeful and get back down to earth.
  Forest arn't gnna sign matt mills as there are better clubs after him and expect forest to be fighting a relegation battle next season.
Derby ins:
James Oshea–400k
Barry Bannan–loan
James Tomkins–loan maybedepends on his future at west ham
Derby outs:
Claude davis–released

Kris commons and rob hulse won't leave.
  Burnley have agreed a £200,000 fee with local rivals Preston for teenage winger Danny Mayor.
  Gary oconnor will join his old hibs manager at celtic birmingham have to many strikers who r not good enough for prem so sum1 has 2 make way 2 bring sum1 in.possibles ross mccormack from cardiff city also stephen hunt maybe join birmingham not guna happen just yet there aint no serious takers 4 him just yet but he will b a brum player b4 season starts.
  Notts County

The deal taking Matt Ritchie (Portsmouth) to Notts County will be completed on Wednesday (28th Jul), it is believed to be in the region of £150k. Portsmouth initial had only wanted the player to be loaned out however Pompey are looking to strengthen there side and the deal will help inbound players.

Billy Sharp is still in talks with the Magpies however the £1.2 million price tag is a sticking point with the East Midlands club, County will be looking to pay this in installments with £600k being paid up front, it is expected for an agreement to be made, this being either Thursday or Friday this week.

Jack Lesters, on off move will reach a decision on Friday a fee of £250k has already been agreed with Chesterfield however the player is still in contractual and wage discussions with Notts
  Hey goat man gary, have you got any other rumours for man u?

  Portsmouth FC have made an enquiry for Cardiff striker Ross McCormack. Steve Finnan and Nikola Kalinic are set to sign this week, possibly as early as tomorrow. Other players linked in a move are Obinna, Benjani, Christian Poulsen, Stephen Hunt, Mouhamadou Dabo and Mark Viduka although these are just rumours.
Utaka could be leaving for Stoke, Belhadj could leave for Hull and Matt Ritchie could sign for Notts County.
  Here he comes, just a walking down the street, walking thru thru door, hey hey he a Manci, his name is Kerwyne Jones, his name is Kerwynee Jone and hey,hey he's a Manci.Going to United!!!!!!!!!!Vidic to City 42million, noticed Brown back,Corey Evans and Cathcart promoted to senior squad.
  Shoot– Wenger in for K Jones, Hangeland and Fletcher of United.Especially as he destroyed Arsenal last year.He sees as the new Patrick Viera.
  Just spoke to David Moyes' Nan and she said he's flying out to Portugal after he arrives back from the US to bring Moutinho to Goodison, happy days!

The bad news is that Joseph Yobo is set to sign for Arsenal after they have decided to let Kolo Toure join the Manchester City revolution.

Fellaini is going to be converted into a makeshift centre–back instead of a midfielder, allowing Moutinho freedom of the midfield with Cahill, Arteta, Rodwell and Pienaar.

Sausages on toast please mate. .
  Notts County are set to sign Andy Hughes and Darcy BlAKE THIS WEEK BOTH ON LOAN
  Manchester United Fan here .

Since Hargreaves is out till december or may be more. . SAF will lineup a bid for Moutinho or Veloso soon. . You hear it first here. .

Don't be surprised if he bids for Essien . .
  THFC: Plenty of dosh in Del Boy's back pocket

Naughton and Walker: £6 million tops
Crouch £10 million
Blackwood Free

Zokora around £8 million
Gunter £1.75
Gilberto: cancelled contract
Bent for at least £12 million

And 7 Loans: Walker; Taraabt; Alnwick; TAH; Button; Caulker; Mason.

NET SPENDING: Profit of £5.75 million.

So, I have a strong suspicion that we haven't yet seen any real action. Crouch for Bent isn't really any more than common sense. A prem CB has to be a priority. Come on MON, get your finger out and DO SOMETHING like take Keane and Jenas.
  Arsenal look to be seeing the back of Ade, Toure, Eboue and Senderos very soon so Wenger has been looking closely at signings however will not be rushed into paying top prices for any players they may backfire. Huntelaar seems highly likely at the moment, when he scored for Ajax in Bergkamp testimonial he was linked closely to the club and was being scouted before Real eventually snapped the forward making a bid Wenger would not compete with. Milan however have made him there top target and he is likely to go there and if this is the case Wenger has a back up plan in Vucinic who is a very clinical and effective forward and that fox in the box we've been longing for. Matuidi will join soon for 6.5mil, stumbling block is the price because Comolli sees the player as indespensible so is trying to push price as much as poss. Should they fail to agree Gokhan Inler will sign for 8mil. Finally will be our backline and Hangeland looks a sure bet at the moment, however Fulham will really push the price so moves could be made elsewhere for Zapata or Sakho for 9mil and 8mil respectively to play along side Gallas. Shortage of right backs at club will see a move for an unknown youngster to be backup to sagna. Wengers never been one to rush in the market although would like to have made at least 2 more signings in time to see them in friendlies. 3 new signings will play against Valencia!!
  Derby are trying to bring the average age limit of the squad down and see Luke chambers of the red dogs as an ideal signing You heard it from me first
  Over the last few days I have read people say 'will people stop mentioning Cana & arsenal in the same sentance' etc etc etc, thinking they're all big & clever having spotted someone who isn't up to date with current transfers. Problem is. . Since Cana has signed for Sunderland I haven't heard/read anyone linking him with arsenal!!!! Why do people keep posting on here correcting something that hasn't happened. . Unless these people are reading old rumours & don't have the capacity to realize a rumour doesn't appear on here the second it's written. But seeing as they're so quick to correct others then surely they can't be that stupid themselves. . . Can they?!?!?
  This is how it will play out at Arsenal. my own predictions of only one or two signings will go out of the window due to the number of departing players that will have to be replaced. I really hope Arsene gets it right. most of the players leaving have been CRUCIAL to our last couple of seasons. they MUST be replaced.
Out: Adebayor (25), Eboue (7.5), Toure (15), Senderos (p/e), Gilbert (1), Gallas (5), some young players on loan.
In: Vermaelen (10), Edge (nominal fee), Hangeland (8+Senderos), Huntelaar (16), Hazard (6),a new DCM (upto 13), Wellington (2).
Lets do Arsenal, Arsene and our squad a favour by judging them at the end of the transfer window instead of now. Lets remember, as far as departing players go, Arsene has never been wrong about players being past their best, with the exception of Flamini and possibly Hleb. Gallas is into his 30s, will slow down within a season, Toure has not had his best couple of seasons (time for Djourou to take his chance), Senderos. . need i say more about him, Eboue is unhappy and has not got over being booed, plus he is seldom able to displace Sagna or Theo, Adebayor. . £25m. . i'll take that anyday for him. Im still hoping Arsene pulls off a stunner for DCM, i don't think Matuidi will improve too much on what Song has to offer. tbh none of the previously named targets for that position aside from Yaya Toure have been good enuf. . Melo: he was CRAP in the confederations cup, Cana has one of the worst disciplinary records in France so lets see how Sunderland cope with him being banned every few months, Flamini– great player, but Wenger won't bring back some1 who has left the club once, Veloso is too slow and Senna, despite being a quality player, will not be able to sustain that quality now he is 33 yrs old. With Yaya signing a new deal at Barca and Kolo leaving, there is no way Yaya will come to Arsenal ever. Nasri will be integral once he returns from injury.
  First of all to the guy who said he seen peter lovenkrads at ross hall hospital, rangers have a state of the art multi million pound training ground called murray park and all the new signings get their medicals there. all the dead wood is being cleared out at ibrox and expect 1 or 2 free transfers and 1 or 2 more decent signings funded by sales and the £3mil murray has decided to make available to walter and what does all the championship teams see in charlie adam? hes sht, every rangers fan should pay a club to buy him

rangers outs:

lee mculloch £1.25mil – middlesborough
alan gow £400,000 – WBA/norwich
alan "shagger" mcgregor £4mil – stoke/birmingham
steven smith £100,000 (at the most)– cardiff
demarcus beasley £750,000 – newcastle
charlie adam £500,000 – WBA/cardiff
andrius velicka £450,000 – hearts or championship

rangers ins :

ben foster loan – man united
peter lovenkrands FREE
micheal ball FREE
david healy £1mil – sunderland
chris brunt £2mil – WBA
and one of
martin stranzl £1.25mil – spartak moscow
tonel £2mil – sporting lisbon

watch and wait, here we go 9 more to go!
  PLYMOUTH ARGYLE are set to complete the signing of centre back Reda Johnson from Amiens today. It was though the French club would have allowed him to leave for nothing, but Argyle will now have to pay a nominal fee of £50,000 for the player.

Paul Sturrock is also lining up Charlie Adam and Alan Gow from Rangers but it is likely only Adam will sign as Gow is talking to West Brom.

So, with Johnson and Adam joining Fletcher, Wright–Phillips and Arnason at Home Park, Sturrock has to trim the squad and the following players will be allowed to leave:

Simon Walton (season loan to Leeds)
Krizstian Timar (£200k to Blackpool)
Chris Clark (£150k to Hearts)
Graham Stack (released – Hibs)
Yoan Folly (released – French club)
Steven MacLean (season loan – Aberdeen)

Finally, Sturrock is also still interested in Man United full–back David Gray and has been talking to Sir Alex about him returning to Home Park on a season long loan. This is likely.

  Notts county are set to complete the loan signing of matt richie. They are also keen on billy sharp, albert adomah from barnet . Sol cambell and dietmar hamman from plympies missus
  I followed up a previous rumour about Danny Welbeck joining Plymouth Argyle on a season long loan and there proves to be some truth in the rumour.

Sir Alex wants Welbeck to go out and play regular games and grab some goals to aid his development, and sees his old mate Paul Sturrock as the perfect manager to help him.

Welbeck is reluctant but Sir Alex has demanded a call–back clause in the deal.

Plymouth are also hoping to take full–back David Gray on loan, who played well there last season along with centre–back Craig Cathcart who finished as Young Player of the Year. Fergie was impressed by both player's improvement during their spell in Plymouth.

Bascially, Danny Welbeck and David Gray to Plymouth Argyle!! Wow!
  To the person who wrote

OFFICIAL Just been speaking to Robert Elstone, No signings for EFC until AUG 10th at least!!! No Money. Lescott is going and top of moyes wish list is DEFOUR


No you haven't he has been away on holiday with his family since Friday and won't be back for at least a week

  To the fickle gunner who said this:–

Nobody else coming in,the most deluded manager in world football believes his squad is good enough.

toure–city 14m
eboue–sevilla 8m
senderos–wolfsburg 6m

thats another 28m for the board to pocket.

Come on lad, you have already been in the market and got a centre half. . stop slagging Wenger off, he has done wonders at your place, you seem to forget that stadium of yours is being paid for. Non of the top 4 have splashed the cash yet and may not due to stupid fees being drawn up.
The only bad thing Wenger has done is kiss and make up with purple nose. . . . he should never have done that, purple nose is a cheat simple as!!!
Now to a rumour, its looking like Jenas will follow Bent to the stadium of light.

The source!
  Spurs will resign Sol Campbell on a 2–year deal within the next few days. This will seriously anger the Spurs faithful, but Harry is prepared to face the consequences!!
  To the guy posting rumours of villa to chelsea in his fake attempt to be spanish go way and get a life, costa to united, cattermole to sunderland to team up with bruce again as they will swoop before de scouse scum get a chance as alonso deal has to be confirmed, utd shoulda signed him but oh well
  Celtic to announce signing of Hungarian International centre back Krizstian Timar from Plymouth Argyle within next few days. Fee agreed at £200,000 plus add–ons, payable in 4 quarterly installments.

Celtic also keen on Blackburn forward Paul Gallagher who had loan spell at Plymouth last season and got on really well with Timar.
  Have been working with Sheffield United over the last few weeks.
Kevin McCabe (chairman) has been meeting with high ranking members of Red Bull UK over a possible takeover of the club.

This would result in a massive transfer warchest for Kevin Blackwell.

Expect big news over the next couple of weeks
  Reading and Coventry have made enquiries about Plymouth midfield playmaker Luke Summerfield. The 22–year old has just signed a new contract but Reading have made an initially offer of £350k, while Coventry were not prepared to meet this valuation.

Summerfield met with Reading officials over the weekend, but Plymouth are reluctant to let the talented youngster go. Paul Sturrock sees him as the main creative influence in the Plymouth midfield next season and was looking to build a side around him.
  : : LFC Rumours : :

This is basically who I think, as a Liverpool fan, we will sign.

Both Dossena and Arbeloa look set to be going out for about £4.5m each, giving us around £9m + whatever we have left after the Johnson deal. Lee Cattermole looks like the candidate Rafa's going for, at around £10m. He's still young & English (fits into the UEFA ruling that's coming in). Alonso will stay, at least for this season. Don't be surprised to see him go next season when Lee Cattermole and Lucas would be ready to step up.
I would love to see David Silva come in but I just don't see it happening for us.

Babel to be more than just a super sub next season !

Mouhamadou Dabo.
Steve Finnin
Nikola Kalinic
joe Barton

Belhadj could leave for hull city.
while utaka is of to Stoke city
  With Kole Toure going 2 Man City, Arsenal will now but a bid in for French defender Distin!

Also Sunderland will put a 7m bid in for Alan Hutton!
  People here keep saying David Villa and David Silva are leaving Valencia because man utd are playing valencia and valencia's manager blah blah at chelsea blah blah. Arsenal are playing valencia on the 8th August I think in spain. . Are arsenal going to sign valencia's most valuable players. probably not. considering valencia have sorted out their financial footing about 2 months ago with a re adjustment in their debt and extra money pumped into the club.
  Everton fc

Nedum Onuha
Alan Hutton 7m
Joey Barton Undisclosed
Fabian Deplh 6m
Andrew Johnson 9m

Joleon Lescott man city 20m plus onuha
  After selling Kolo Toure to Manchester City, Arsene Wenger will turn his attention to Orlando Engelaar for the defensive midfield role and he may approach Man City for Vincent Kompany.

Chelsea's transfer business is more or less done. Deco and Carvalho will join Inter for a combined fee of 14m. Chelsea will make one more signing – Roman Pavlyuchenko from Spurs.

Man United may make an approach for Ashley Young but it is likely that Ferguson is happy with his squad as it is.

Liverpool have agreed to sell Dossena to Napoli but what hasn't been mentioned is a deal to sign Marek Hamsik as the replacement for Xavi Alonso.

If Spurs miss out on Vieira and Beckham for central midfield then Harry is keen to really splash out. Mikel Arteta is his preferred choice for a fee of 15m but he will ask the board to help him sign Royston Drenthe and Wesley Sjneider for a combined 20m if he can. He doesn't feel he has much of a chance of signing the Dutch players so is more hopeful than expectant.
  Scott Rendall has joined Torquay according to sky sports news not notts county
  Rangers fan here, and i just want to know what happent to the consortium that everyone was going on about, you know the one that was going to buy David Murray out of the club and give the gaffer some green to spend ??? IF ONLY !!

Now on the some business that's likely to happen:

Expect one of the main stays to. . . Leave and my money is on Boyd for 2/3 million, please mind he is now entering the last year of his contract (i think).

Leaving said to be – Webster (gone/loan), Daily (gone) Hemdami (gone) Efrem (gone), Smith (gone) Furman (Gone), Ferguson (gone) Gow, Adam, Beasley, & Smith – Estimated freeing up wages of arround 75k a week.

Coming in – Lovenkrans, Ross or Barr (pending cost), Welbeck (loan), Hreidersson and also heard that the deal for Nabil Baha may be back on along with Andy Dorman if St Mirren drop their asking price of 850K.

Looks like the days of big spending summers at Ibrox are in the past – time for Murray park to get let the youngsters of the leash.
  My contact in Spain who told me about Kaka going to Real deal weeks before it happened and also Eto'o for Ibrahimovic deal has just been in touch saying AC Milan will buy Hunterlaar in next 24 hours and Alonso will then be sold to Real – watch this space
  Portsmouth are set for 5 big transfers. .
John Utaka and Nadir Belhadj are both set to join Stoke leaving Portsmouth with 14 first team players.
They are however set to add 5 players. .
Steve Finnan Free
Nikola Kalinic £7m
Naldo £5m
Vieira £5m
O'Neil £4m
  Portsmouth are set to raid relegated teams Newcastle and Middlesbrough. The players being targeted are. .
Chris Riggott £2m
Robert Huth £4m
Gary O'Neil £5m
Julio Arca £1.5m
David Wheater £6m
Jeremie Aliadiere £1.5m
Joey Barton £4m
Steven Taylor £8m
Shola Ameobi £3m
Steve Harper £1m
Apparently 6 or 7 of these players could be at Fratton next season along with Steve Finnan, Arron Moekana and Nikola Kalinic
  Why on earth would rangers need to sign healey before getting rid of charlie adam.
healey is a striker and adam is a left mid. we won't sign healey,we do not need another striker,with boyd,miller,lafferty,velicka,naismith,fleck,novo and little all trying to get a starting slot why would we need someone like healey(very average player) and his wage demands on our books.
rangers will only sign players when celtic get put out of champions league and we get the full cash allocation.even then no more than 2 players will come in.
IF more players are bought in then it will be another CB to cover bougherra going to the african nations in january and to cover/replace davie weir.
the other player we MAY bring in would be a left mid/winger.
  So, Carlton Cole is going to Sunderland, right ???
With all those rumoure re Ashton, are we really supposed to believe that Zola is happy to play without ANY experienced strikers this season ?
Don't think so – we may even get one or two more strikers in – but don't expect Carlton Cole to leave West Ham this summer.
  OK i am the one who gave you Huntelaar first he is meeting with Arsenal on Thursday medical and contract talks to be complete by Friday. Sorry to say goodbye to Kolo a good guy, but not been at his best last two seasons. Arsene will add to defence it will be Haangleand or Sahko as Mr Wenger is keen to add height to the team.And of course the Eden project rumbles on. A DM also i think but this might take longer Matuidi is still favourite, I like the Kalou talk aswell that's got legs and might happen late. More when it happens the boys are back in town on Thursday.

Bangkok Gooner
  Big Bristol City rumours

I have it on good authority the following will happen over the next two weeks :–

Basso will leave for 200 k to Sheff United
Trundle will be loaned out to a League one club
We will also sign Kevin Phillips from Birmingham for a nominal fee
Jason Lumber will also sign as a back up to our forwards.
  Notts have had a 200,000 bid for andy hughes accepted by leeds and they are waiting to agree personal terms

I got moaned at by a Belgian lad who told me Bilgia was rubbish. You clearly not an anderlecht fan who would hate Bligia anyway and id rather take the word of many experts who say he is fantastic. On to rumours, with toure/senderos/eboue all looking likely to go wenger will have to sign 2 more defenders. Juan and Marchena are 2 experienced, world class CB's who are available for 5–8mil and will be looked at along with luisao as a direct replacement for Toure. These are the cheaper options which would allow us to sign another young, superb player like sakho for 12mil. If not we just get 1 15mil CB like Haangeland/Mexes.
  Arsenal fan here. . So, Toure and Adebayor to City, fine. Thats around £40 million income, whether that's net or gross I wouldn't like to say, particularly if you believe the rumour that Arsenal need £24 million per year to pay The Emirates mortgage.
Anyway, now onto the 'exciting' stuff. If you assume Arsenal are in for a CF (Adebayor like), a DM (hopefully Flamini / Vieira like), and a CB (Adams like). . then, my feelings based on the available evidence (i'll let you read between the lines) I'd put the following players on Arsene's shopping list:–
CF; Huntelaar, Dzeko, Chamakh, Martins.
DM; Flamini, Veloso, Matuidi, Inler.
CB; Mexes, Hangeland.

Who knows, not my best input, I've got swine flu.
The P–Meister
  Nikola Kalinic, the hottest prospect of Croatian football at the minute will definately not be signing for Portsmouth. He will only come to England to one of the big 4, or Man City. I am from Croatia and he has said this many times in Croatian newspapers.

Jan Lutzka
  To whoever posted this:

Glen Johnson to be used as cover for Dirk Kuyt on the right wing. Why would Rafa put the best English right back in midfield, even if we sign Micah Richards he would remain first choice right back. Rafa might put Glen at left back to give Aurelio/Insua a break if the other one gets injured in which case Micah would play as right back.

Rumours Liverpool are close to signing a young attacking Brazilian, sorry I don't know his name it could be that Douglas Costa who Man Utd want to infuriate Taggart.
Scouse Pride

Real Madrid and Arsenal have agreed to sign dutch international Klass Jan Huntelaar for $18.6million
Also, Hangeland will sign for Arsenal by July 30th for $13million that has been acquired from the sale of Kolo Toure to Man City.

Gooner Fab
  LFC News :

Xabi Alonso has agreed with Real Madrid to sign but Rafa wants Sneider and Robben in exchange for the Spanish Int'l. .

Ins: Sneider (18mill) / Robben (14.6mill) / Van der warth (13 mill) {2 of 3}

Out : Alonso (33mill)
  Thanks granddad powells. .
ngiak appreciates the plaudits
ngiak does not think foster or da silva twins will go on loan
they are fergie's first team players to be. .
and nani will not be sold either
one more player in the works, ngiak thinks its still jan klass huntelaar or essien.
one more month of fun waiting.
more kids out on loan, sold.
  Chelsea Update :

David Villa – 60 million

Drogba (Inter) – 25million {Mourinho said Eto and Drobga will be and amazing strike pair}

Deco (Inter) – 10 million

Carvalho (Inter) – 12 million

Ballack will leave in Jan and return to Munich
  Cardiff City news:

Ross Mccormack– Hull
Joe Ledley– Stoke
Tony Capaldi– Blackpool

Dan Gosling– loan deal from Everton
Nigel Quashie– free transfer from west ham
Paul Gallager– 500k form blackburn rovers
Jason Koumas will sign on loan with a permanent move next summer
  Ross McCormack to sign for Portsmouth with David Nugent heading to the Cardiff City Stadium in a swap deal plus cash for the Bluebird striker.
  Nicky hunt of bolton to pompey.
   Sunerland Signings

Darren Bent – Tottenham
Carlton Cole – West Ham
Sylvain Distin – Portsmouth
silva 18–20
lavezzi 12m plus dossena
spotted lavezzi and silva at melwood training ground–seriously
  Will everyone please stop going on about Man Utd signing Villa?! Yes we could afford them, but why would we want to buy a club from Birmingham?
  RE: 'Shooter or is it Shitter?

Danny Fox never signed before the 11pm deadline,the deal was concluded the following day,so you see muppet,Fox was their wild card signing,and £2million for O'Connor wise up,McLeish wants rid of him,and he's going to Crystal Palace on loan,a typical tim posting crap on here without checking the facts,but hey that's nothing new is it?(I bet you don't print this).'

FIRSTLY I stated in my rumour 'The reason Celtic tried to push through Daniel Fox's transfer before the 11pm Champions League qualifier deadline. .' you'll notice I used the word TRIED, not that they did! So I guess another typical hun trying his best to read on here without checking the facts, but hey that's nothing new is it? (I bet you don't print this!)
SECONDLY for a guy who only played 16 times last season and was signed for only £2.6 mill, McLeish knows he'll not get anything over £2 mill for O'Connor who has repeated groin injuries. Celtic did enquire, he IS on Mowbray's list but not at the top.
(it's) SHOOTER
  Klass jan to arsenal by thursday
hangaland to arsenal by monday
then wither matuidi or inler within two weeks
maybe hazard as well


any views on this?
  Fordy here:

Seen a lot of talk about Cardiff City looking for a new keeper – one that might have escaped your attention is Derby's out–of–favour Roy Carroll.

I know Roy and he's due to join Cardiff for a few days in order to impress Dave Jones and earn a deal there. A few other clubs are interested in him as well (Preston and Blackpool to name but two).
  Everton look set to sign titus bramble moyes has announced,so expect him to sign for spurs as harry redknapp couldnt do his own home work and will copy any decent manager!! Well said by the way mackem mad! TRIGGER THE BLUE
  Josh thompson stockport joining celtic. . . .6 ft 4 " the 18 year old centre –half will join celtic was being looked at by man utd even though he had played only 6 games, one for the future . jdfreelancejourno.
  Top 4 news rumours.
arsenal. .ins
huntelaar will sign 15m
sankho will sign 5m
expect youth to come through
arsenal. .outs
adebayour 27m
toure 12m

chelsea. .ins
zhirkov 18m paid over 4yrs
sturrige 5m compensation to the oil men
turnbell free.
looking at pirlo and pato at combined 43m only thing holding it up is milan want to be paid in full if they fail
de rossi 28m
luca toni 9m that's a shock considering his age but new boy carlo lkes him

liverpool. .ins
johnson 15m rising to 18m
martinez 10m if alonso goes
negredo part of alonso deal
silva or mata either one 20m plus

liverpool. .outs
dossena 4m
arbeloa 4m
hyppia free
pennant free good ridance
alonso 25m plus negredo

man utd. .ins
valencia 18m not worth a 3rd of that
owen free if he stays fit he'll score
oberton [spellin] 4m

ronaldo 80m
tevez free to city
campbell 3m to hull
  Sheff wed will hope to complete signing of Billy Sharp from rivals utd, but will depend on them selling one of spurr,tudgay or wood.Di santos from chelsea is also a real possiblity on a years long as laws looks to strenghten his attack

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