Football Rumours Archive March 29 2008


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Just a few rumours coming out of Ibrox

Walter and ally were spotted at hampden park on Wednesday night. could they be giving there support to George Burley of looking at a few players

The three he was there to see were Berra from Hearts. Fletcher from Hibernian. An the Rangers fans will like this: –) Kenny Miller from Derby.

Walter may also have a look at Jamie O'Hara on loan from Tottenham, Danny Murphy from Fulham. Faddy if Birmingham go down and Brian McBride from Fulham.

Expect to see quality rather than quantity this Summer


  Rangers Signing Targets:

Klasnic – Werder Bremen (Bosman)

Davis – Fulham (3–4 Mil)

Pique – Man United (Loan Possibility)

Fletcher – Hibernian (3–4 Mil)

Berra – Hearts (2–3 Mil)

I state these are only Rumours I have heard however I do not believe them to be too unrealistic as WS has stated he wants QUALITY not QUANTITY and this shortlist definitely reflects that.

  MAN UNITED – they will sign kameni (GK) lahm or bosingwa (RB) veloso (LB) no mid coming in this Summer. jotevic will come he's surpose 2 be the new ruud. v and ibrahimavic put together and will compete with Rooney/Tevez/manucho Saha will be sold 2 France team. ManUnited 100 percent

  'I can see Sami becoming part of the coaching set up because he simply loves the club, City and fans. Some players just are not merCanaries you see. Not a rumour, just a fact. Sorry Villa, Newcastle, Fulham, Celtic etc. etc. Back to the dreamers, why not try writing a novel instead? '

Well for one I am sure a novel surrounding Sami Hyypia would be a rubbish one; two, how many times have we all heard 'Oh I love this club/city/fans' before jumping a taxi to their rivals and laughing with a new fat cheque. Three: Hyypia will be joining probably Celtic in the Summer as will Kewell if he can rent a couple of legs. That is all indeed if Strachan is not run out the door under a Balde headlock. No one likes him at the club and he is an embaressment to everyone involved. Seedorf is another name that will probably join Celtic in the Summer regardless of who is manager. Gravesen is waiting to see what happens with Strachan to see if he might get in the team. Mark Hughes will not be coming but Davie Moyes is top of the list; being a former Celtic player who loves the club/city/fans I can see Moyes.


  I heard a rumour this morning, not sure how reliable the source is but Liverpool are looking to sign Flamini in a deal which would see Liverpool give up their right for first refusal for Sami Nasri as a good will gesture. I have also heard that Rafa has been impressed with some of the Welsh talent being produced at Cardiff and is looking to strike up a deal between the two clubs which would give Liverpool first option on any up and coming youngsters while Cardiff would get some players on loan and some sort of investment in the youth/training facilities

  This ain't no rumour, this is fact.

Gordon Strachan will quit Celtic at season's end to be replaced by David Moyes.

It's no secret Strachan is fed up of the goldfish bowl and cannot handle being the second best team in Glasgow any longer. The continued pressure from Celtic fans is not helping either and he is secretly sick of not being accepted despite his good record.

Davie Moyes has expressed a desire to manage his boyhood heroes, and will join in the Summer bringing with him Tim Cahill, Yakubu, Pinaar and Johnson.

It's defo going to happen

  I can confirm the following to be true targets:

Gouffran £4 million not £8

Ben Arfa £11 million not 13, 15, 17 etc

Mario Gomez £13 million

AW wants to build his team around pacey players who can pass well and Gouffran and Ben Arfa fit the bill.

AW wants a powerful lone forward and has noticed that Adebayor has no touch, poor ball control, cannot pass and is not a great finisher. He feels that a quality forward in Adebayors position would've been closer to 30 goals by now with the amount of chances that he's had hence he's interested in Gomez.

  I just want to comment on the Manchester City Rumour from earlier – my comments are in brackets.

Manchester City FC Rumours:

Sven will re–vamp the City side. Thaksin has given him a huge warchest to use. (Said to be £30–£40 million – The Same out lay as last season)


Gio Dos Santos (FC Barcelona) – £8 million (possible as his father has said we are interested but there will be a lot of interest in him)

Luka Madric (Dinamo Zagreb) – £16 million (It's Modric and again there will be huge competition for him)

Giorgio Chiellini (Juve) – £9 million (City Almost signed him in the Summer but he has been playing regularly at centre back for Juve until his injury. Mellberg may play a big part as to whether he stays or not)

Stephane Mbia (Rennes) – £4 million (His name is being linked to every tom, Dick and Harry)

Paul Robinson (Tottenham) – £5 million (No thank you, City should be looking to sign an experienced keeper that is happy to sit behind Joe Hart – Paul Robinson will only hinder Joe and one of the two will get upset)

John Arne Riise (Liverpool) – £5 million (interesting, but then we'd have Ball, Garrido, Cheilini and Riise who play Left back. )

Mario Gomez (Stuttgart) – £10 million (second highest scorer in Germany at the moment – I would take that but I do not know much about him)

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Total spending: 57 mill

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Emile Mpenza to Leicester City – £3 million (He's on rolling contract which will not be renewed in the Summer, meaning he will leave on a free)

Rolando Bianchi to Lazio – £9 million (probably closer to the £8. 8 we paid for him)

Sun Jihai to Chinese team – £3 million (we will not get £3 million for him – Maybe £1 million if we are lucky. I am not sure if we'll sell him either, he's a money spinner in the far east)

Giorgios Samaras to Celtic – £4 million (Fee is reported to be more like £2. 5 to £3 mil)

Andreas Isaksson to Galatasary – £4 million (we only paid just over £2 million for him, his stock has not improved.)

Geovanni to Deportivo La Coruna– £6 million (He's also on a one year contract and will be able to move for free in the Summer. )

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Total income: £29 million (Max £15 million from those players)

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(Also you have not addressed the Right hand side of the Midfield problem nor have you included other players we are likely to get rid of – Danny and Matt Mills, Dickov, Corradi – I am not sure if all of those would even come to £1 million in transfer fees. )

  Just seen Paul Sturrock and The Directors down at Plymouth walking into the reception with a dong fangzoohoo

  Lots of rumours about the Russians taking over at Wednesday but I am afraid there all untrue. Sheard was on local radio only last week saying that his takeover is all but done he just has to get a last minute financial clearence from his advisors. He has also stated numerous times that laws will not be going nor will he sign a mass of Premier League standard players. He will however give laws money as and when he needs it, the main point of his takeover is to clear the debt and stabalise us in a 2–3 year plan. An interesting thing to point out though is that he has a large stake in a building firm (one the tried to get the wembley contract) and maybe he could use that stake to revamp Hillsborough. players I would expect us to sign are. Basko Jankovic on loan, Kevin Lisbie, Chris Eagles again maybe on loan, Roy o'donovan and possibly David Jones. thanks for Reading


  Their are roumours of former Chelsea player Frank Leubrof, current FC Barcelona manager Frank Rijkard and current Inter manager Mancini for takingover as Chelsea manager next season.

  Chelsea to bring the following players next

Philip Lahm – £18 million pounds

Daniel Alves – £21 million pounds

David Villa – £25 million pounds


Van Der Vart/Diego

  Rafa Benitez has been alerted by the availability of Ronaldinho and could offer £18 million for the Brazilian. Benitez is keen for the Brazilian to play alongside Torres. Rafa will use Xabi Alonso more sparingly next season and rotate him more with Mascherano. David Bentley will come in for £14 million. Gabriel Heinze will arrive for around £4 million and Rafinha will come in for around £7.5 million. Benitez will also rotate Agger and Skrtel as he wants them both to gain experience as they will eventually partner each other as Carragher's career reaches it's close in 3 or four years. Dirk Kuyt, Peter Crouch and Andrei Voronin could all be heading for the exit while Jermain Pennant will be used as bait in the Bentley deal.

Benitez will use the 4–4–2 formation next season. If he fails to capture Ronaldinho, another forward – Aguero or Villa will take his place in the line up

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  Kevin Keegan will resign as Newcastle manager on the last day of the Premier League season.

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  MANCHESTER UNITED: Believe it or not it appears that several years after missing out, Alex Ferguson is more than happy to spend anywhere up to £15 million on Ronaldinho. He has indicated that if Milan do not come in for him, he would be happy to end up at Old Trafford. The sweetener is the growing Portuguese speaking contingent in Manchester. Fabio Grosso and Phillip Lahm are the only other signings this Summer for the Red Devils.

LIVERPOOL: Gabriel Heinze will be joining the club for £6 million. Rafael Benitez is also looking to bring in Simao from Athletico Madrid, and Aaron Lennon from Tottenham.

ARSENAL: Hatem Ben Arfa is the name on everyone's lips and Wenger will spend £16 million on him. Modric is pining for a move to the Premier League and his first choice is Arsenal, £15 million is the price tag however and it remains to be seen if Wenger will spend so much after splashing out on Ben Arfa. Ashley Young is someone Wenger admires but O' Neill will not sell. Alex Hleb will be leaving, Inter was not just an ice cream. Wenger will put in a bid for Torino's Allessandro Rosina

CHELSEA: Big signings down at the Bridge. Dimitar Berbatov is the main one, and Tottenham will accept a bid of £22 million. Makalele will be leaving, and he will actually be joining Tottenham. The other major signing will be Robinho from Real Madrid.

  Liverpool will not buy a lot this season reason good reserves, goalie Reina + 4 kids all up to the Mark Itandje of to Rennes

Right back Rafinha back up Arbeloa and back up Spearing and others in the reserves Left back Emiliano Insua back up Aurellio and Arbeloa

centre back Agger and Skircel back up Carragher Hyypia San Jose and Huth

Right midfield someone will be swaped for Pennant back up Anderson and Hamill

centre midfield Gerard, Alonso a Croation from Schalke 04 Maschereno, Lucas and back up will be Plessil, Pacheco, Bruna

left wing Benyoun, Leto possibly someone bought

Forward Torres, Crouch, Babbel possibly AGUERO OR Arango total cost to the club abot £25 million over five years with the sales a working budget of 30/35 million Rafa will be able to bring in players for a concerted run in the Champions League as this is the only competition worth winning apart from world club championship

  Blackburn Rovers will do all they can to keep David Bentley at Ewood Park. Reaching European football will be a big boost towards keeping their star players.

But to make sure that they keep that consistency Mark Hughes will have to strengthen.

He will start with a sniff at fringe players employed in one of the top 4 clubs starting with a move for Arsenal hardman Alex Song. Hughes will then look towards a potential successor for Brad Friedel. Jason Brown currently at Rovers will prove the likely candidate and so Hughes will move for Derby keeper Lewis Price.

Hughes will concentrate on filling the right back berth with the loan signing of Stephen Carr and a deal for Tunisian fullback Hatem Trabelsi.

Hughes will have to offload several players.

Maceo Rigters will complete a move to PSV Eindhoven after a disapointing stint in England.

Paul Gallagher will leave for Championship side Stoke City and finally Sergio Peter will complete a move to Borussia Dortmund.

  DIC will be in charge at LFC before the European Championships this Summer.

It has all gone quiet as they are currently examining revenue streams and a complete examination of the structure of the club.

Rafa has already met with representatives to identify transfer targets. it will not be an unlimited budget, somewhere around £50 million with the rest being made up of selling dead–wood.

  Within two months there will be moves made by the fans of Newcastle United to try and persuade NUfc to persue Vincent Kompany, with the new ethos that the management are taking to appease the fans they will do all they can to make this one happen.

Rumours have been that Newcastle have made a move for J. A Reyes and L. Fabiano, the rumours however state that it will be one or the other, I have been told by a reliable source that Newcastle will be moving for both. as keegan sees Reyes as more of an attacking left winger rather than a forward, which will see the end of Duffs first team chances.

it is becoming increasingly likely that Charles N'Zogbia will also leave and the players Newcastle are proposing to persue to replace him are either Andrei Arhavin or Aiden Mcgeady, it is however plausable that they move for both as the right wing position is needing more options for it and Arshavin would be able to do this, and Mcgeady can also play Attacking Central Midfield

Darren Fletcher of Man United has been mooted as a possible player to bring in to the midfield as is Michael Carrick.

Deco's name is contstantly being linked with a move to Newcastle but this is not true, his agent is simply using Newcastles name to imrpove Deco's chances for a good contract when he leaves FC Barcelona.


  First off let me say, this site is now full of people posting their PES fantasy teams and footy manager teams, please stop as it has lost it's credibility.

I am going to cover 5 teams, top 4 and Newcastle. (cant guarentee all will happen, only rumours, hence the site)


Wenger will be given a massive transfer budget, however he will only use a small portion of it. Samir Nasri is by trade a creative player, same as Zidane however Wenger believes he can make him a winger who cuts in, kind of like Rosicky at the minute. He is the player he would replace the starting 11. Flamini is another worry for Arsene, he is yet to sign a contract and Juve are one of many clubs interested in him, I think he will sign but Arsene is checking out modeste m'bami, a cameroon internation who is out of favour at Marseille and could be picked up cheap (4 million) and is approaching his prime, Arsene knows his battling skills would fit nicely in the Premier League

Man United

Ferguson is sick to death of Saha's injuries, he does however rate him as a player, Fergie will look to replace him next season with a forward, it's a shame to say it's not Berbatov but Fergie does not feel £30 million is good enough value for a player in his peak and who will only play a rotation role. Instead a shock move for Sunderlands Kenwyne Jones is the on the cards, £7 million + Saha ( one year loan), this means Sunderland make a £2 million profit on a forward who has scored 5 Premiership goals to date and Saha gets a chance to prove his fitness and quality while helping out Fergie's old captain, Roy Keane. Phillip Lahm is the Right back who is been mentioned as Neville looks increasingly likely to drop down leagues/retire. This will mean players like Simpson and Pique will feature more next season, Brown is off to Newcastle for 80 k per week contract.


Grant will leave in the Summer unless the Champions League and Premier League double is confirmed. Manchini/Rijkaard/Van Basten will be the replacement. Shevchenko will move to Milan on loan for the year to see if he can re–adjust to Serie A, if he can expect a £10 million sale to commence. Drogba is looking as if he will be leaving too, Milan another possible destination, this means Chelsea will buy big in the Summer, Ronaldinho (17 million fifa ruling about contracts) as well as hunterlaar (18 million) and Luiz Fabiano (40 million or 35 million + Pizarro) will join Anelka and Sinclair to fight for the 1 striking and 2 supporting winger roles.


This is a tricky one, if DIC take over Benitez is gone and Mourinho will join then, DIC are in silent talks with Jose as he wants to sort his team out now (seems silly as he cannot until Summer but wants to plan ahead). If gillet/hicks stay expect the usual Spanish influx of players from Benitez. Alonso to Valencia for £25 million + Albelda, Barragan (4 million) and Jose enrique (2 million + Riise) to join.


Keegan is walking a thin line, although he was fans choice he was initially a short term appointment and still is through the eyes of the board unless he shows a lot more promise between now and may. Brown will join and possibly Riise (see Liverpool). This along will targets Brown (Celtic £8 million), mcGeady (12 million), Christian Benitez (2 million – forward similar to asprilla) and possibly January koller (1 million or under) as well as many defensive recruits will be brought in. Owen will be moved into an attackign midfield role with Martins and a target man up front. Many youngsters will also get their chance including Tim Krul, he has impressed many neutrals in Scotland with his performances on loan at Falkirk and keegan feels it's time to let harper move on and given's groin is unreliable.

Thanks for Reading, I know it's a lot.

magic 8 ball

  Manchester City will spend big this Summer in the hope of gaining the chance of Champions League football. The targets are as following

Rafina of Schalke– 8.5 mill

Stephane M'bia of Rennes– 8 mill

Jo of CSKA Miscow– 10.5 mill

Diego of Werder Bremen– 15 mill

  Wolves ins:

Nigel Quashie from the Hammers – £1 million

Billy Sharp from Sheff United – £2.2 million

Ashley Williams from Stockport – £800 k

Joel Lynch from Brighton – £1 million

Tommmy Elphick from Brighton – £1 million

Daniel Fox from Coventry – £1.5 million

David Nugent from Portsmouth – £3.5 million

Graham Stack permanently – £400 k

Kyle Lafferty from Burnley – £2.5 million

Kris Commons from Forest – £1.5 million

Wolves outs:

Jay Bothroyd to Sheffield Wed – £500 k

Kevin Kyle who is on loan will get sent back to Coventry

Daniel Jones to Northampton – £350 k

Denes Rosa to Northampton – £200 k

Stephen Ward on loan to Walsall

Carl Ikeme contract cancelled

Gary Breen end of contract

Darren Ward to Queens Park Rangers – £600 k

Rob Edwards to Sheffield Wed – £450 k

Freddy Eastwood, Sylvan Ebanks–Blake, Michael Kightly and Wayne Hennessey will not be leaving under any circumstance as they have long term futures at the club

  Wolves will GO ALL OUT to buy Joe Ledley from Cardiff in the Summer for £3.5 million rising to £5 million with add ons. Jay Bothroyd will go to Sheff Wednesday in the Summer for £500 k or £550 k. Kevin Kyle will not be signing permanently in the Summer Stephen Ward will be sent on loan to a league one club for the entire season and Stephen Elliot will also be sold. Replacements will be Billy Sharp and David Nugent so the striking department is:

Andy Keogh

Sylvan Ebanks–Blake

Billy Sharp

David Nugent

Freddy Eastwood

Also expect defensive reinforcements to be brought in especially a left back and 3 or 4 centre–hAlves. Academy kids like Daniel Jones, Liam Hughes etc. will also be on the move permanently as they do not hold futures at the club.

  Wolves will GO ALL OUT to buy Joe Ledley from Cardiff in the Summer for £3.5 million rising to £5 million with add ons. Jay Bothroyd will go to Sheff Wednesday in the Summer for £500 k or £550 k. Kevin Kyle will not be signing permanently in the Summer Stephen Ward will be sent on loan to a league one club for the entire season and Stephen Elliot will also be sold. Replacements will be Billy Sharp and David Nugent so the striking department is:

Andy Keogh

Sylvan Ebanks–Blake

Billy Sharp

David Nugent

Freddy Eastwood

Also expect defensive reinforcements to be brought in especially a left back and 3 or 4 center hAlves. Academy kids like Daniel Jones, Liam Hughes etc. will also be on the move permanently as they do not hold futures at the club.

  Lfc rumours. Henry is unhappy at FC Barcelona so he will b joining the mighty reds as he is a fan of the team. James milner will also join. to b continued.

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Expect Gallas to leave probaly 4 Serie A, as 4 Traore he will go on loan maybe 2 SPL. Possable move by Arsene Wenger 4 AJAX forward Huntelaar with maybe another Arsenal player moving the other way 2 AJAX.


rob green – 10 mill

micah Richards – 15 mill

Ashley young – 12.5 mill

joLeon leScott – £10 million

andrew surman – 5 mill

abonghlor – 7 mill

  Arsenal transfer will be:

Lehmann out, D. Lopez to challenge Almunia

(2 of these) Ben Arfa in, Nasri in, Modric in, Joaqin in, Robinho

Flamini might leave, but Gilberto and Denilson cover

Micah Richards 07 Per Mertesacker in for cover in defense

Vela in Benzema in

These the most likely targets nut Arsene will not get all of them. Probably only spend £45 million Max


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