Football Rumours Archive April 02 2008


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The Liverpool FC ownership fiasco will be sorted in June. First DIC will buy George Gillets shares in May and then Tom Hicks' in June. The hold up in Tom Hick. He was set a deadline of 60 days to come up with the funds to by 2 percent of George Gillet's shares. This will not happen because he cannot even buy his own shares yet. Liverpool is basically own by the Royal Bank of Scotland – the persons to who lent them the money in the first place. The other hold up is Tom Hicks again, he is waiting for the season to finish and see how the team progress in the Champions League. He sees it as the further they progress the more money he will get.

DIC will by LFC for 450 million in total. They will give Rafa 100 million for three years.

Rafa does not plan on building a whole new squad he wants to add quality to what he's already got.

In – Ashley Young, Owen, Villa, Silva, Rafinha

Out – Vorinin, Riise or Aurelio, Kewell, Crouch

  The guy who said Canadian billionaire Ted Rogers is looking to buy a football team is half right. He's looking to buy a football team all right but it is NFL football team Buffalo Bills, not Glasgow Rangers. He's wanted to put an NFL team in Toronto for over 20 years and the main reason he bought the Blue Jays (major league baseball) was because the Skydome was part of the package and it is the only stadium big enough for the NFL. Rangers could do worse though– he's worth $4. 9 billion compared to Glazer's $2billion, so he's got cash, and he never gets involved with the team, he just signs the cheques.

  do not be surprised to see Ashton move from the Hammers to AVfc. MON needs an out and out forward. Carew was a makeshift to rid AVfc of Baros, and although he has scored some goals they do not come often enough. Also a French man in Spain wants to return to the Premier League. and he knows where the net is.

Nothing can surprise any supporters any more.

  Kevin Nicholls will move from Preston to MK Dons in the Summer while Derby are keen about Neil Mellor.

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  Rafa will be given 50 million to spend in the Summer the following will come to anfeild:

Aaron Ramsey (3 million Cardiff City)

Rafinha (6 million Shalcke)

Sergio Aguero (18 million Atletico)

David Silva (19 million Valencia)

Adel Taarabt (4 million Tottenham)

Leaving anfeild will be:

Riise (6 million Aston Villa)

Crouch (8 million Florentina)

Carson (9 million Blackburn)

Kuyt (7 million Racing)

Pennant (4 million Blackburn)

  Liverpool will complete the deals of David Bentley, Rafinha and Ronaldinho this Summer.

Bentley will cost Benitez £8 million + Jermaine Pennant. Rafins agreed a move in principle from Schalke while Sergio Aguero remains a target. 28 Year old Ronaldinho will be the shock signing of the Summer in the Premier League and will play alongside Torres as the second forward. The Brazilian will cost Liverpool around £16 million, higher than reported. Benitez may yet still attempt to secure a move for Aguero who he sees as a more long term star. Gabriel Heinze will complete the incoming players at £4.5 million.

Potential Incoming:

David Bentley – £8 million (+ p/e) (Blackburn)

Rafinha – £7.5 million (Schalke)

Gabriel Heinze – £4.5 million (Real Madrid)

Ronaldinho – £16 million (BarcLeona)

Sergio Aguero – £18 million (Athletico Madrid)

Total Spending – £56 mill


Harry Kewell – £4 million (Wigan Athletic)

Scott Carson – £8.5 million (Tottenham)

Dirk Kuyt – £7 million (Feyenoord)

Andrei Voronin – £1 million (Middlesbrough)

Peter Crouch – £9 million (Manchester City)

Total Income – £29.5 mill

Benitez will also introduce 17 year old Daniel Pacheco into the first team although he is also semi–keen on bringing in a young English forward with Matt Derbyshire in mind.

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  MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman is looking to put an end to speculation about Paul Ince's future by offering him a lucrative long–term contract which, including incentives and bonuses, would make him one of the highest–paid managers in the Football League.

Ince has just led his team to their first trophy and promotion to League One is also imminent. But ambitious chairman Winkelman has his sights set much higher and believes his side could make it all the way to Premier League.

Now he could put his money where his mouth is by tying Ince to the club and promising him the sort of transfer budget which would make further promotions realistic.

  GIBBO – Some Everton Rumours for you


Arsenal to sign LeScot

Boro to sign Osman

Pienaar to sign for Werder Bremen

Manny Fernandes to sign for Real Madrid


David Wheater to replace LeScott

Joey Barton to return from Newcastle

Valencia to sign from Wigan

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  Moyes is a boyhead Rangers fan? He and Roy Keane sat behind me at the Celtic v Porto UeFa Cup final. He had a Celtic scarf on and it is common knowledge that his family are Irish Catholic. Some of the posts on here make me laugh. You are however right in that there is no way He would come back north of the border. Wee Gordon to be given one more year, his 2 qualifications through Champions League group phases have been noted and he will be given another chance

  Everton are planning a raid on a few championship stars. They may look to sign either Sylvan Ebanks–Blake, Ricardo Fuller or Victor Moses (Likely to be Victoer Moses). David Moyes may also look to Micheal Kightly for some flair.

Expect Rafa Benitez to sign David Bentley and Rafinha/D. Alves as his two "Bought" young players and possibly expect the "Senior" player to be Samuel Eto'o, Robbie Keane or Benni McCarthy.

Thanks for Reading. = ) S10

  As per usual fans from other clubs are putting forward Liverpool players. The mystery player is Andrea Pirlo to replace Xabi Alonso Rafa will play 4 2 3 1 back four of Rafinha Skirtel Agger Insua although Agger could be replaced wide right Bentley or Queresma defense midfield Mascherano and Pirlo wide left Babbel Gerard just behind Torres also to come inAguero and Villa but not bothh and really good kids coming to the club and already here

  Mauro Zarate wanted by Tottenham, Newcastle and Birmingham.

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  MERSEY rumours, good news AND bad news regarding LIVERPOOL, the good news first, in will come AGUERO and POSS RAFINHA?, I can say that the gaffer does have a list regarding south American youth players, the gaffer will also bid for DAVID SILVA and shock most with a double swoop for THFC'S DAWSON and LENNON?, now for the BAD news THESE PLAYERS will not BE COMING TO ANFIELD, DAVID VILLA, I have seen the tug of war on here with us and THFC supporters alike and am afraid to say that that is where he will be going, unfortunatley for us he has expressed a wish to play for RAMOS. AGAIN we will lose out to SPURS for this one as well, DAVID BENTLEY, he will leave b'burn and as wished for, return to London, he will flat out refuse ARSENAL due to his past and will opt for TOTTENHAM instead (sorry lads we can keep posting and wishing but they will not be coming), also another two not coming are DANNY ALVES and RONALDINHO, the former will go to MADRID/BARCE and the latter will end up at CHELSEA, but do not rule out QUERESMA.

news regarding Everton, read a post regarding SHAUN WRIGHT PHILLIPS not coming to EFC due to London clubs wanting to sign him. can and will say, ARSENAL and TOTTENHAM do not want him. only the Hammers would bid for him? and with the player looking for European football EFC would be a suitable venue, but? will DM make an offer? we will see, players due to fly in and talk terms ARE ELMANDER and KALLSTROM. worth a mention DM could rival LIVERPOOL regarding the signing of MICHAEL DAWSON as DM see's him as a Steve bruce type character? will they happen? well, at least I will be able to show my face on here in the future with out people saying all you posted last season was utter rubbish. will you be able to do the same?

  This is not a transfere rumour but I thought I would like to inform you all anyway, during a working game, was speaking to an Italian jurno at Q. p. are regarding capello, he informed me that in Italy the rumour is that capello will when fit pick Ledley king for England AND make him captain, and that being the reason behind capello spReading the armband around at the moment

  Hello all. A while since my last post. I give you mainly rumours with players based in the UK – I am sure Celtic have interests broad, but I have limited knowledge of these fields.

Anyway, the following is on–going at Parkhead (will give a list of players being looked at for certain positions, as the preferential targets rarely come off)

GK: Of all Celtic's assets, Boruc is the most likely to be sold. expect Bayern to steal him from under the noses of Asenal and Milan (10 million minimum)

The usual suspects in the frame are Jussi, and Shay Given. A loan move for Ben Foster is possible. However, expect Strachan to pluck an unknown from the hat in a similar fashion as happened with Boruc

LB: Naylor is almost certainly heading home, with Porstmouth and Middlesbourgh keen

George McCartney is being seriously looked at. with the Italian making changes, very possible transfer

Taye Taiwo is admired, but likely to be Premier League bound

Armaand Toure is an option on loan if others fail to go through

CB: will certainly be one arrival here, though I am unaware of who is in the frame – a pure guess is Zander Diamond

RB: Hinkel will make the position his own. Caddis an able deputy. Wilson likely to be pushed to left back

LM: Celtic will strive to ward off interest from Tottenham and Newcastle in McGeady. a much improved contract in the pipeline

However, enquiries will be made for Maloney, though this is unlikely to go through

CM: James McArtur was sealed in January.

Kevin McDonald of Dundee will be targeted, though competition will be fierce.

If Scott Brown leaves, which this Summer is unlikely, Steve Sidwell and Darren Fletcher will be looked at. Sidwell unlikely due to wages. Fletcher unlikely also.

Petrov is the big shout in centre mid–field

If main targets fail to come off, Denilson (loan), Tainio, and Kevin Nolan (likely Everton bound) are options.

RM Nakamura going home.

McArthur may be given a run here if enquiries for Park (Man United) Pablo Aimar and Simon Davies (Fulham) do not come off

ST: Hesselink Ajax bound

Still uncertain if Samaras will be signed.

The big shout here is a move for Kevin Doyle of Reading. £6 million min.

Voronin there for the taking. possibility

Craig Bellamys situation will be monitored. wages make this unlikely

A bid is already on the table for Steven Fletcher.competition will be high

If Doyle and Fletcher do not materialise, Celtic are desperate to make a statement of intent. Frei and Saviola are the names to keep in mind

Of coarse guys like Balde, Donati, Sno (may stay) Riordan (pity) and Killen will, if possible, be off–loaded

These are the targets. most will not come off

Signing off

  I'm back.

Reading rumours follow:

As all Royals fans know, the side has not been it's usual energetic self this season and a collective sigh of relief is being breathed now that Rosenior is a regular and our (much loved) captain is on the side lines. Rumour has it that he will be a club captain next season, a cup player and a part–time member of the coaching staff as his thoughts start to turn that way. He's utterly committed to the future of the club and wants to work more and more with the exciting young talent we've got coming through.

So, what are the changes going to be? Ambition is the word. Madejski and the board have had their shock now and we'll see the evidence of that. The likes of Little, Oster and Convey have made no secret of the fact that they want to play more, on the other hand they are not of the right quality just now and are likely to leave for newly promoted Premier League sides or newly relegated championship sides. In their place will come some real quality, particularly wide. Think young, pacy, exciting, hard–working (think Lennon? think Pennant? ).

Strenth is needed through the side. The feeling is that we can lose two forwards (Long and possibly Doyle, who's star is fading) to gain one high quality (likely foreign) operator and in defense we are looking pretty lightweight. Young Scotty Golborne has not come through as much as hoped and while we can get through another season on our current centre hAlves, full back is an area demanding immediate attention. Shorey is almost certain to leave in the closed season and that means identifying a new, good value candidate (most likely African, I understand) and possibly another strong candidate (probably from the championship) on the right side.

Interesting times

– Dan Dan the Reading Man –

  Hammers rumours.

people are expecting big changes at Upton Park however this is not quite the case.

firstly Alan curbishley is not going anywhere. the board are satisfied with his performance as managr and expected him to finish in the mid table even with a injury free squad.

however going out will be a number of players.

walker 500 k

Gabbidon: 1.5 mil

Davenport: 1 mil

Quashie: 500 k

Mullins or Bowyer: 1.5 mil

boa morte: 2 mil

Zamora or cole: loan

nani and Curbishley shall then work together to try and bring in the following players:




Barnes or bu7llard or Sidwell

toni or bent or johnson

collison, sears and tomkins will become very much part of the first team. and marech stech shall become the Hammers' no. 3 goal keeper

  Wolves have big plans in the Summer coming in will be:

Graham Stack 400 k (pernament) Done Deal

Kevin Kyle 500 k (pernament) Done Deal

Daron Gibson £3 million (pernament) Done Deal

Billy Sharp £2.2 million (Sheff United) Done

Matt Kilgallon £2.2 million (Sheff United)

James Collins £2.2 million (the Hammers)

Jay DeMerit £3 million (Watford)

Jerome Thomas £2.5 million (Charlton)

Zheng Zhi (loan) (Charlton)

Mark Hudson £1.2 million (Crystal Palace)

Lee Hills 900 k (Crystal Palace)

Fraizer Campbell £3.5 million (Man United)

Joe Ledley £3.5 million (Cardiff)

Aaron Ramsey 600 k (add ons £1.5 million) (Cardiff)

Darcy Blake 400 k (add ons £1.3 million) (Cardiff)

Kasper Schmeicel £3 million (Manchester City)

Possible Outgoing = £30.9

Going out will be:

Freddy Eastwood £1.5 million (Coventry) Done Deal

Gary Breen 100 k (Sheff Wednesday)

Jody Craddock 150 k (Walsall)

Darren Potter 500 k (Southampton)

Darren Ward 500 k (Coventry) Done Deal

Denes Rosa FREE (Northampton) Done Deal

Mark Little (loan) (Northampton) Done Deal

Daniel Jones (loan) (Northampton) Done Deal

Stephen Elliot £1 million (Swansea)

Charlie Mulgrew 700 k (Southend) Done Deal

Liam Hughes FREE (Stafford) Done Deal

Matt Bailey FREE (Stafford) Done Deal

Carl Ikeme 500 k (Swansea)

Stephen Ward 700 k (Crystal Palace)

Matt Murray £4 million (Aston Villa)

Michael Gray 500 k (Stoke)

Jay Bothroyd 700 k (Leeds)

Possible coming in = £10.85

  Huddersfield Town.

Andy Ritchie is not the only big name moving aside at the club. Expect Ken Davy to step down as chairman and sell his stake to a consortium of Graham Leslie and Sir John Hall. Chris Hutchings is favourite for the managers job, but because of the Hall link, expect a cheeky attempt to lure Alan Shearer. Huddersfield to be the Queens Park Rangers of League One next season?

  Luka modric could well be on his way to the Hammers, curbishly will be sacked at the end of the season and bilic (croatia coach ) is inline to take over. modric will be happy to sign and join up with his national team manager.

– el nino –

  Walter Smith and Ally McCoist's shortlist

ivan klasnic

Peter Crouch

louis Saha

valeri bojinov

adrian Mutu

Steven Davis

lee cattermole

gennaro Gattuso

angel di maria and Fabio coentrao

marek suchy

  liverpool fans

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum IS comming

DIC will take over within weeks of season close.

  l. f. c


1. C. Itanji= (3 million)

2. S. Finnan= (2 million)

3. J. A. Riise= (4 million)

4. J. Pennant= (5 million)

5. H. Kewell= Free

6. P. Crouch= (8–10 million)

7. A. Vorinin= (3 million)

8. S. Carson= (5–6 million)

9. D. Guthri= (2. 5–3 million)

10.X. Alonso= (15 million) but 50–50 chance

A total of around= 40–45 million on spending

l. f. c


1. a gk= free

2. Rafina will be playing both (LB/RB) = (7 million)

3. G. Heinze will be playing as (LB/RB/CB) = (5–6 million)

4. D. Silva will be playing as (LW) = (20 million)

5. P. Aimar will be playing (CM/CAM/RM/RW) = (10 million)

6. If Alonso Leaves the club then Rafa will go for

S. Nasiri and will be playing as (CAM/LW) = £12 million

7. Aguro or Villa as forwards= (22 million).

A total of arround= 75–80 million

If Hicks&DIC is there at the club they will provide Rafa 40–45 million for transfer's.

But if DIC take charge of the club then Rafa will be sacked. A new manager will be given the charge of the team. and 100 million transfer budget.

  To the fella that is suggesting Abramovich is going to sell up, you are talking utter nonsence For one he does not even own the pitch the C. P. O (Chelsea Pitch Owners) do, hence the reason he cannot expand the stadium capacity and the other reason is he has already put the club in his will for his son as his son is extremely interested in football and I do not think Abramovich will make him unhappy ayy?

What I can see Abramovich doing is not getting as involved in the club, putting maybe £50 million in a season and just leave the rest to the manager, prehaps his learnt his lesson from Mourinho. Anyway Abramovich will not leave Chelsea and if he does most true Chelsea fans will be happy in a way.

  Liverpool F. C Ins and outs


Sergio Aguero 18–20 mill

Rafinha 7 mill


Phillip Lahm 13 mill

Oscar Trejo Loan (With view to future £6 million move)

Diogo £3 million (Brazilian youngster)

Guy Asulin 2.5 mill


John Arne Riise 7 mill

Harry Kewell Free

Andriy Voronin Free

Charles Itandje 4 mill

Jermaine Pennant 6 mill

Kuyt/Crouch 9–11 mill

Krisztian Nemeth Loan


Arsenal are not set to make any majoy signings in the Summer.

The main transfer will be a move for ben arfa £12 mill

Ins: Ben arfa, Ustari (keeper replacement for lehamnn) Ederson yound midfielder Wenger has had his eye on for some time. Micah Richards centre back replacement.

Outs: Lehmann (retire) Gilberto Gallas Bendtner.


  With the Tottenham board offering world class manager Juande Ramos just over 70 million pounds to spend on world class players, they will rid of the following,








About £30 million will be taken in from these transfers.

The following will help start a new revoloution for Tottenham and finally name Tottenham as the biggest club in North London.

David Villa



David Bentley

Dos Santos

Carlos Vela

Van der Vaart




It may seem like a lot of players but stars are lining up to play for Ramos.



  Man United set to swap Darren Fletcher for Kevin Thomson

100 percent true., g–man

  Big rumour stuff.

Trezeguet to move to Man United for £9 million in the Summer with Saha going in the other direction. Lius Fabiano to Aston Villa for £12 million. Ronaldinho to Juve for £10 million. kolo Toure to AC Milan for £6 million and following him there will be Owen for £11 million, Deco for £7 million, Macini for £15 million and lahm for £16 million. Pirlo to Real Madrid for £12 million. Seedorf to torino for £4 million. Aguero to Liverpool for £14 million with Voronin going in the other direction. Mourinho to take over at AC and ten carte to be given the boot at Chelsea due to general dislike at the club Gudjohnson to seville for £5 million. Cudicini to Aston Villa for £4 million. A. Young to Arsenal for £13 million. Rafael Sobis to Juve for £12 million. Luca toni to Everton for £8 million. Samir Nasri to Inter for £17 million. Adriano to Manchester City for £6.5 million. Harry Kewell to Villereal for free. Sol Campbell to Deportivo for £1.5 million. David Silva to Liverpool for £18 million. Neuve to Arsenal for £7 million. Esteban Cambiasso to Tottenham for £9 million. Llorente to Sunderland for £4. 5. Diego Forlan to Lazio for £13 million. Rafael Van Der Vaart to FC Barcelona for £8 million. Jussi Jaaskelainen to Tottenham for free.

  Luka Modric will not sign for Arsenal next season. Wenger will look to replace the disappointing Rosicky with none other than Niko Kranjcar of Portsmouth. Kranjcar has previously stated he wants to move on to bigger things in football, and he said he admires the style of play Wenger has Arsenal playing. A bid of around 10–15 million will be needed to take Kranjcar to the Emirates.

  Due to his recent at Athletico, English Premeiership powerhouse Liverpool signed AgŁero on a four year contract AgŁero will play alongside new goal scoring machine Fernando Torres and teenage sensation Ryan Babel. He will play out the season with Althetico Madrid and begin a Liverpool shortly after the season has finished. Liverpool are hoping that the signing of AgŁero will lead them to a Premier League next season.

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