Football Rumours Archive March 29 2009


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Hot out off Anfield!!!!

Raul is on his way! He was so impressed with the recent 2–leg affair in Europe that he instructed his agent to seek out a move to the mighty Reds!!!! Deal is done and will be confirmed in the press after the season ends! I kid you not!
Glen Johnson negotiations are already taking place and Silva will not be coming. Instead we will see a summer pursuit for either J. Cole or A. Lennon. I'd get down to the bookies if I were you guys!!!
  As a Liverpool fan I was initially disappointed today when I learned that Rafa had come out publicly to admit defeat in the Silva deal. After thinking about it (and knowing what a master tactician Rafa is) I feel that this is all mind games and think that it is now even more likely that he will land the man who is undoubtedly his top target. After all our chief scout recruited Silva to Valencia in the first place and he is known to be mates with Torres and Alonso.

Other rumors – I feel it is more and more likely that we will lose Agger (to my disappointment) to AC Milan as he clearly does not want to sign a new deal. If so it would have been done and dusted by now. This will hopefully bring in £16M or there about and we will use that to offset the £25M it will cost to purchase Silva.

My hope is that we will keep it simple this transfer window and make just one other top name signing. This will hopefully be a striker, as we only have one top striker at the club at the present time. I would like this to be Kierrison, but feel that he is Barcelona bound.

We will not be signing Tevez and that is a fact. Firstly we could not afford him as well as a top winger. Secondly, he is not an out and out striker, he is a supporting striker. That would mean that Gerrard would have to be moved back into midfield to accommodate him and if you ask any Liverpool fan whether they would prefer Gerrard or Tevez in that role, they will not take much time to tell you.

The new partner for Torres will undoubtedly be from overseas. Eastern Europe or South America most likely as this will avoid a poor Euro exchange rate and your money goes further in these areas (just look at the £7m we spent on Martin Skirtl, who is now £15M rated).
  To the Man Utd fan that said they don't care about Liverpool: Why is it then that they constantly sing about Liverpool at all their games, more so than they do about their own team. . FACT! Maybe you don't go to the games to hear that?

Rafa is reluctant to pay big for another striker as he sees the Torres/Gerrard partnership as his preferred strike force. This will see a bid to bring Michael Owen back to the club on a free transfer. He would provide good back up and wants to return, therefore won't mind playing a bit part.

With Gerrard playing a more advance role Rafa wants to bring in another midfield player, that being Gareth Barry. Alonso won't be going anywhere as he had proved this season what an excellent player he is. Expect Barry/Mascherano and Alonso to be the main midfielders next year with Lucas going on loan to gain experience.

A creative wide man is a target also but with Silva now out of the running Ribery is being looked at very closely.
  ARSENAL– Wenger will allow Adebayor to leave for Barca in exchange for Yaya Toure, and will target either Bassong,Zapata or Mexes to partner Kolo at the heart of the defence. Gallas will leave for either Milan or Juve.Other possible targets who interest Arsene include Inler,Melo and Veloso if Toure decides to stick with Barca, and a possible move for a new centre forward, with Gomis and Martins the preferred choices.

VILLA– Expect O'Neill to strengthen the whole of his squad as they look to push further the top four clubs. Targets will include Richards,Lescott and wes Brown for the defence.Mcgeady, Jenas, Defour and Witzel among midfield possibilities, and Jokanovic,Bent and Frazier campbell possible striker targets.
  Derby county will hope to seal a deal for prolific swindon forward simon cox for a price tag of 2.5 million but they face strong competition from fulham and westbrom to get his signature.
  I have been told by a friend that David Moyes has been promised £15mil for the summer plus any from sales of player. He is looking to bring in 5 players either on loan or to buy. These players are a right back, a right midfielder, a left winger, a striker and a cover side midfielder who can operate both flanks.
The players that moyes has looked at for these positions are some big names, and some lesser known names, but all with a 'workman–like' team attitude which Moyes is a firm believer in.
He is looking to sell Hibbert who can't make the england team like the other english players in defence because he is not good enough. Van De Meyde will be sold abroad for a small price. Vaughn will be sold or put out on loan due to injuries.
Hibbert: Stoke 4mil
VDM: 3mil palermo
Vaughn: swap knightly wolves
Baxter loan Middlesborough
Lukas Jutkiewicz Cardiff 2mil
nash free
jacobsen loan return
total: 9mil

Miguel RB Valencia 6.5mil
Pennant RM Liverpool free
Knighly RMcover Wolves 1.5mil vaughn
Johnson LM Middlesborough £7mil + loan Baxter
Barnes LMcover Derby 3mil
Jo Man City CF 13mil

Total Spend £31mil
  I played golf on friday with alan shearers brother in law and after a few beers he let slip alan has been offered the newcastle job next season with total control of all team affairs, rob lee and gary speed has also been sounded out about coming back ashley wants a clean slate with the fans and will back alan owen is waiting to see what will happen and will stay if alan comes back
  Greening won't be joining Wolves as this would cause uproar at the Hawthorns. Expect Wolves to sign a mix of experience and youth with players like Duff top of MM'S shoping list if Newcastle get relegated
  Liverpool are going to sign aron gunnarson from coventry for 10m and then cov are going to sign lucas for 8m and gary mcsheffrey for 2m
  Terry butcher will be the new rangers manager–the reason he will find players to do a job on the cheap we are in big trouble our expences (wage bill,murray park ibrox ) were over £57m last year and that will go up this year with the like of mendes(£34k at portmouth)miller lafferty–the 1st six months this year we took in £20.1m that's season book money in that so before we kick a ball we will have to find £37m in the second half of the season just to break even=terry butcher and journeymen players next season
  Manchester City FC Only Today.
I understand from my very reliable sources that Manchester City could be offloading 2 samba starlets, Elano & Jo. Jo is currently on loan at Everton and Everton,CSKA Moscow,Tottenham and Juventus are all interested in him. Despite rumours that Robinho will leave, he will not be leaving Manchester this summer. Ronaldinho is thought to be joining City as he is unhappy at life in Italy and he isn't a first team regular at AC Milan. Kaka could follow him to City along with Alexandre Pato.

If Kolo Toure joins City, Yaya Toure may join for around £15m – £20m. I do understand Elano is a possible stayer but my guess is that he will leave for Tottenham or Lazio in the summer. Mark Hughes will stay until Christmas next year and Scolari,Mourinho,O'Neill,Ancelotti or Klinssman will take over as City manager. I do believe our owners are very keen on signing Franck Ribery but i know Bayern Munich want to keep him desperatly.

Deals which WILL happen:
Ronaldinho £15m
Kaka £110m
Pato £25m
Toure £12m
Drenthe £23m

Possible Signings:
Cesc Fabregas
Franck Ribery
  Everton News
Arteta Wont Be Leaving, Arsenal can pay 30 + but still won't get him.
However we will be getting Joao Moutinho
Lescott is out
Jags will stay
What about Jo
Miguel Veloso will be in
I have heard Pennant as well


IN (2 out of 4) + 3 Youngsters(As Mourinho's wish)
David Silva


Scholes,Giggs,Neville,Van der Saar,Ferguson would retire in 2010 summer and Mourinho will come.Christiano will leave then to Real(swap with Robben + Casillas + Ramos ) or Barca(swap with Messi). Expect Big changes then.

Team Under Mourinho
Carrick,Fletcher,Xavi,Hargreaves,John Obi Mikel
+ some youngsters
  I am a liverpool fan i don't work at the club the rumours i have heard are just things i have read in the paper.
liverpool ins:
kun aguero this deal was agreed years ago
david silva rafa is willing to break the bank to bring villa to anfield also valencia will like to send him abroad.
llorente benitez thinks the big spaniard(who scored against england)would be the perfect foil for torres.
albiol if agger leaves.
johnson will be first choice right back when arbeloa goes to atletico madrid as part of the kun aguero deal.
this next rumour may suprise you a little benitez is going to sign an englishwinger not arron lennon but theo wallcott he would love to move to anfield as he is a fan and would love to play alongside gerrard and will be cheap £500,000
  It appears that Wolves are now the front runners to sign Fabian Delph. They have the money and can offer first team football. McCarthy thinks he is worth the gamble, while the board want players with PL experience instead. One definite signing is Jonathon Greening from West Brom, and he will be joined by Nicky Butt from Newcastle. With the youth and pace they already have these level heads could mean the difference between saftey and the sack.
  To "BIGSMOKE'––––we United fans never said Tevez is joining Liverpool (we don't care about them and you know it) so we don't have to defend anything. . its some of your deluded 'pool pals who are sometimes saying Tevez is joining liverpool and sometimes saying he is not cuz they will sign another one. .

Btw Rangers to get United's Brazilian twins Da Silva brothers on loan for the next season and that would enable United to have the first option on John Fleck. you heard it here first. .
  I wish all these so called Rangers fans would have a long hard think about what they are saying before postig it on here. . Rangers are not the force they used to be and have not been for the last 3+ years when they started haggeling over £100k for players like Boyd from Killie etc. etc. As other people have said, We are now a selling club. and every player is on the market. Expect at least half the first team to be moved on in any way Sir DM and Martin Bain can, and with alot of the youth stepping up to the first team (which im looking forward to), as we canot rely on Walter Smith in the transfer market. There will be some purchases in the summer but do NOT expect them to be big names, most likley to be lower leagues and loan deals from EPL clubs. Also, Sir DM is activley trying to find investors for the club as no–one will buy the club as it is not in a viable position with the strenght Celtic have at this present time. Im also being told that Walter has been told he can move up stairs but Ally Mc and Kenny Mc will not be kept on if the Leauge is not won this year, Aparently Craig Levin is being hounded as the replacments with his credential and knowing how to work with a small to no existant budget. Personaly i think Levin would be a exelent replacement.
  Just a quick reality check for the Liverpool/Everton/West Ham fans et al who think they will be signing Adam Johnson from Middlesbrough in the summer. The clubs first choice left winger (Downing) has been told he can leave in the summer. As I posted here at the beginning of the season, he could well be heading to Juve for 10M+. Do you honestly think the club will sell his understudy as well ?? I'm afraid that rumour is a non–starter guys !!
  Hi all, got it on good authority that Liverpool will be signing a young French play called Henry Saivet, also a young Israeli midfielder call Gai Assulin. Michael Johnson may also join instead of Gareth Barry. Liverpool will look into the possibility of either Silva or Villa, not both. Aguero will go to Real Madrid or Barcelona as will Tevez and Ronaldo as they are both sick of the Premier League.

Happy times

  I have good knowledge that Liverpool are chasing:
Gareth Barry – Reduced price of £14m
David Silva – £24m. Rafa's been given the funds for this deal.
David Villa – £25m
Raul Albiol – £10m
Aaron Lennon – £12m
Giorgio Chiellini – £14m
Michael Owen – Free
Out will be:
Xabi Alonso – £20m
Lucas – £8m
Degen – £2m
Kuyt – £12m
  I've seen many ridiculous rumours on here lately about Man City signing the likes of Buffon, Gerrard and Terry. Could someone tell me why they'd move from their current clubs? Their already on about 100k a week and moving to City would simply be a step down. They'll actually sign:
Defour – £13m
Santa Cruz – £20m
Ibisevic – £15m
Gourcuff – £20m
  Ronaldo to real madrid

the rumour is true ronaldo will leave at the end of this season for 70million. real madrid have an interest free loan from a spanish bank(which i counldnt possibly name) but its in northern spain and they were in mancitys group in uefa cup. this info is from a spanish newspaper that i picked up recently in spain, as some people were upset that this bank was giving money to madrid in such bleak financial times.

i still have the article now lets hope it hits the national press and disrupts the salford reds title run in
  Will all the deluded fans stop speakin rubbish plz and stop just nameing good players out of championship manager and say they are goin to their team.the only club that will spend big in the summer is city.dont know who but they will be placing sum ridiculas bids for players.on to real roumers now.celtic to get fletcher and maybe mcarthey and some of the dead weight from tthe reservse to go
  My mate knows Alan Pardew and told him he will be Stoke city's new director of football next season
  To the guy that said this
"I have close associates who work for both halves of the old firm and I can confirm the following as being work in progress.

Celtic in Summer

Zaluska Free done deal
Gomez (Espanyol) 2 million
Veronin (liverpool) 3 million
James McCarthy 500K + add on's

Celtic Out Summer

Donati Available for 1 million
Balde Free
JP Doumbe Free
McGeady (Spurs or Arsenal) 10 million
Hartley 300K Dundee UTD

Total spend

5.5 million

11.3 million


Paul Gallagher (Blackburn) 500K


Dailly Free
Weir Free
Webster Free
Hemdani Free
Velicka Stavenger return 300K
Stevie Smith Free
Mendes 3 million (Bolton)
Davis 2 million (Birmingham)
Boyd 1 million (Cardiff)

Spend 500K

Incoming 6.3 million"

why would donati be rated at same price as boyd?
why would mcgeady go for 10mil? when pennant is going for free????

davis for 2 mil don't think so he has been one of the best players for rangers and they paid 4 mil for him so they wouldn't let him go for less.

a wish celtic fans would put in decent rumours about rangers and stop making your players worth more than they really are!!!

only one u deffo are right about is zaluska for free also maybe hartley for that price.

on to true rumours. .

ferguson is going to zenit for 1.2million
rangers will also play a pre season game against them as the fans want to see a repeat of the uefa cup final to see if the story would be different if we played 2 up front and more attacking. . .

also possebon on his way to rangers along with macheda to get first team football. .

rangers won't bid for big names unless they are bosmans

like with celtic
zaluska for free
clarkson from motherwell 1.1 million
few young aston villa lads on loan

watch this space

  David Silva will be joining Liverpool as Valencia would appease the fans by selling him abroad and why make Barca or Real stronger, Rafa still has freinds there and Silva would join his national team mates Alonso (going nowhere)Torres .The fee will be over 20 million with the weak pound probably nearer 30 now. we will have to get a right back but don't know who as there is not many about at the moment so Tragic Johnson from Portsmouth looks most likely, and Gillette is selling his Share but Hicks is staying although Hick likes RAAAFA so all good.
  Man Utd ins.
Ribery, Bertolo, Valencia, Benzema, Walter, Delph, Scharner
Ronaldo, Nani, Hargo, Tevez and Brown

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