Football Rumours Archive March 02 2010


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02 Mar 2010 21:53:54
Peterborough looking to fill the void left by Boyd by signing Leicester's DJ Campbell. Heard this morning from a very credible source. Not expected to be announced until the end of the season as DJ may want to stay with Blackpool.


02 Mar 2010 22:21:34
Chelsea ins
ribery 55m
alex pato 40m
subotic 22m

man united ins
benzema 25m
david silva 24m
kjear 12m
gourcuff 20m
anderson 14m
vidic 20m

man city ins
sergio aguero 40m or
fernando torres 65m
di maria 36m
fernando gago 17m
chiellini 20m
ansaldi 8m
robinho 25m
santa cruz 10m
petrov 7m

arsenal ins
dzeko 20m
inler 12m
mexes 10m

liverpool ins
jovanovic free
mata 23m
cardozo 8m


02 Mar 2010 21:41:22
Rafa benitez may well be off to juventus after all as kevin kuranyi (who benitez campaigned all thru the january window to sign) is reportedly close to agreeing to sign for juve in the summer when his contract with schalke expires. also with barcelona set to renew there interest in david villa and liverpool offering mascherano a new improved contract, he looks set to stay.
city are keepin tabs on gonzalo higuain with contract talks stuttering at real madrid. but i wouldn't count on any BIG name signings at city this summer. ater all it is still man city (u can spread chocolate on shit but its still shit).


02 Mar 2010 20:59:11
URGENT NEWS REGARDING MANCHESTER UNITED ALEX FERGUSON HAS WALKED OUT OF THE CLUB! he has had enough of the glazors so he has left not really evreyone i see all theese rumors on here and sum of them make me laugh like suraz and stekkleburg 2 arsenal 4 a combined fee of 30mill don't see how when stekkleburg worth 18mill and suraz about 35mil POST REAL RUMORS


02 Mar 2010 21:10:44
Tony Mowbray, Grant and Venus will all be away within the next 14 days.
Mowbray has AGAIN offered his resignation which third time lucky has been accepted.
Paul Lambert has been sounded out for the position and stated his serious interest but won't leave Norwich mid season and it looks as though David Hay will be asked to work along with Neil Lennon to look after first team business until the seasons end.


02 Mar 2010 19:59:51
Forest to make an offer to reading to sign left back ryan bertrand on loan to end of season turning into permanant 1million transfer.


02 Mar 2010 20:07:03
Walcott to Man City for 25 million..HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!Do u watch the same walcott i do!!Seriously if he is worth 25 million Ronaldo was a bargin at 80.

Also Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has said the only players to leave Arsenal will be on a free and none will be sold. He said 2 players are almost done on the free.Could be Chamakh and Joe Cole.
He said that in an interview with the Sunday Times after Arsenal announced record profits and he said AW could spend as much as he likes.
Apparently he will be watching Felipe Melo after he has only started 12 games for juve this season and both parties want to separate.


02 Mar 2010 20:17:57
Pompey News:

After being correct about Victor Cattermole being the favourite to take over Portsmouth, I can now reveal the following:

The Cattermole consortium is eager to inject funds straight away, but has a long term strategy in place – something Pompey have not had for ages.

They accept that they will be in The Championship next season, but the biggest challenge is off the field where they will have to work hard at restructuring the debts incurred during Storrie's mismanagement of the club.

There will be no more haemorrhaging of cash funds, and a new financial 'overseer' is expected to be appointed shortly. It's expected that there will be an entirely new squad for next season, so players moving on will help the cashflow situation.

It will be a long hard road back for Pompey, but we'll be back in the Premiership one day soon.
The important thing is survival.


02 Mar 2010 20:18:53
Does anybody know the latest on jason koumas to leicester? according to the local radio phone in on monday night its a big rumour around the club.


02 Mar 2010 18:01:08
Nottingham have completed the signing of G.Boyd today and will sign Jason Koumas and Tommy Spurr before the Swansea game. 100% true


02 Mar 2010 19:07:45
I work in Lithuania and have been tipped off by a friend that Interpol are set to interview Vladamir Romanov about alleged bank fraud at the UBIG Investment Bank.

Also, they are looking into money transfered by UBIG into the accounts of newly appointed Lithuanian directors at Weymouth to ensure that money has not been illegally invested.


02 Mar 2010 19:17:50
Rafa will not be handed bags of money for summer but will have a fair bit to get the squad up to standard. Expect some of the following
CB: Kjaer(9–11m) Fairly likely

LB: Taiwo(10–13m) If price can be negotiated.

CDM/CM: J. Martinez(12m) Rafa a fan, quite possible.

LW: Juan Mata(22m). Liverpools big signing of the summer, with 22m enough to tempt Valencia.

Jovanovic(Free) Already finalised.

Expect Skrtel, Reira, El–Zhar to leave. Babel to stay, given one more season to shine.


02 Mar 2010 17:45:19
After signing G.Boyd today forest are now chasing Spurr and Komas to boost Nottingham forest's promotion chances


02 Mar 2010 17:28:28
Confirmed on the NFFC official site that G Boyd has sign on loan till the end of the season with a view to making it permanent in the summer.


02 Mar 2010 15:42:59
Manchester city are targeting porto forward hulk and arsenal forward walcott in summer

hulk 20 millon

walcott–25 million


02 Mar 2010 15:44:51
Manchester city are lining up a sesational offer of robinio for walcott.

needs seein weather to either player or wenger will be up for the move but its very much an on going deal tht theres been talk about


02 Mar 2010 15:45:57
Martin oniel has aleksander hleb, mathieu flamini and brazilian forward adriano at the top of his wish list


02 Mar 2010 15:59:01
G.boyd has and still might be at the city ground i saw him drive in the car park as i was waiting for the club shop to open this morning 100% true, there is more chance of wayne rooney joining west brom than boyd


02 Mar 2010 15:29:55
In a recent interview with a southcoast reporter theo walcott admits to being frustrated at not only picking up so many injuries this year bt also of the fact he needs to be a first team regular and play a key part in the team hes at to full fill his dreams. he goes on too say ''arsenal is a great club and i am very priveledged to be playin with many great players like cescy, robin and willy (fabregas, van persie and gallas.) as well as working under perhaps the best manager in the world in arsene.i hope tht from now till the end of the season i can stay injury free which has been frustratin me allot but also get myself back into a very good line up of players we have at the club.askd by the journo if nt playing would harm his chances of the world cup he replied ''every player in the world dreams of representing there country at the world cup, this year avn had the extraordinary privelege of being involved in one already makes me evn hungrier to be there this year and be a sucsess on a personal level and for the team.lots more questions are asked by the journo such as, girlfriends, education, southampton and sponsorships but in the final chapter there springs an element of suprise journo asks : you have obviosly grown as a better player since leaving southampton as jus a boy with huge promise, wot are ur goals for the future now..walcott:that for me is simple, the near future i need to get games from now till the end of the season under my belt and obviosly try my best to help this great club win the premier league or a cup this season then go on to play a big part for england at the world cup and progress as far as poss, maybe win the world cup with the squad we have.if my goals get half achieved it will be a great priveledg for me personally bt my main focus for now hs gotta be gettin back in the team.if this doesn't happen maybe a move in the not so far future would help reach my goals of becoming a key player for a big club!


02 Mar 2010 15:34:54
G.boyd will sign for west brom on loan with a deal of 2 million done for the summer.dont no where all the forest rumours are coming from.expected to be announced sunday!


02 Mar 2010 15:38:24
Steklenbourg and suarez of ajax both to sign for arsenal in the summer for around 30 milloion euros.m.chamakh on a free and garay of madrid in on loan .


02 Mar 2010 15:41:41 targets



santa cruz
wright phillips


02 Mar 2010 15:09:21
There as already been several deals for the summer concluded and many more pretty much done deals..
other deals in the pipe line are.



02 Mar 2010 15:11:47
Depending on who are to be relegated i have strong connections telling me that jimmy bullard is ready to go back home to wigan if both clubs can agree a fee that suits both parties.j.koumas could also move in the other direction


02 Mar 2010 15:13:29
Rumour that LIverpool Football Club will try to get oan Everton player onboard in the summer. Not sure who it is but Steven Pienaar or Jack Rodwell could be. My money is on Leyton Baines as needed in his position and he is a Liverpool supporter and would jump at the move.


02 Mar 2010 14:57:38
Everton are chasing malaga midfielder dani toribio and are expected to capture there target 4 around 7 million in the summer.other target of david moyes is former arsenal midfielder mathieu flamini, moutinio and steven fletcher


02 Mar 2010 14:59:59
Liverpool manager rafael benitez is very much looking ahead to the summer and has quite a few players being tracked by scouts from around europe

a.hleb, m.flamini, j.martinez, s.piennar, mata and lukaku


02 Mar 2010 15:01:10
Man.utd will sign jack rodwell and angel dimaria in the summer to add to the already signed smalling from fulham


02 Mar 2010 15:02:34
Arsenal will sign s.piennar and m.chamkh in the summer


02 Mar 2010 14:19:21
The Glazers are staying
They will not sell unless the offer is just too good too refuse, we're talking Billions here not the mere millions that Utd owe.White Knights are just a front for a company that will never get near the reds
Rooney will be gone soon, maybe in the summer but in the next twelve months for sure, rumours of Spain are false, if he leaves England it will be for one of the milan sides


02 Mar 2010 14:20:30
Just been told that Boyd has joined Nottingham Forest after passing his medical it will be signed after 4 today

Otherwise tomorrow morning; also cohen will be moving to left back and moving anderson to the more natural right

Billy will however still keep his eyes open for a Left back but does not want to be forced into making a decision to signing someone who won't benefit the club.


02 Mar 2010 14:03:13
To the person saying manu have a bid for di maria, they have already made a bid and bid is around 36 million..and another good news for red devil is that manu s going to be bought by the group red knights which consists of chief economists of goldman sachs


02 Mar 2010 13:23:04
Wolves rumours: Wolves are looking at more youth prospects. Players firmly on MM's radar are: Tom Taiwo (Carlisle), Aiden White (Leeds), Andy King (Leicester). Mancienne will be sent back, and a couple experienced players will be signed if they stay up. Diop, Altidore, Ben Haim and Greening are all potential targets with prem league experience.


02 Mar 2010 13:05:43
The players coming in in the summer are:
Smalling– 10m– Fulham
Rodwell– 20m– Everton
Modric– 20m– Tottenham
Jovetic– 18m– Fiorentina
totaling 68m
Laeving will be:
Foster– 8m
Hargreaves– 4m
Anderson– 14m
Berbatov– 18m
Macheda– 7m(with buy back clause)
Neville– retire
Scholes– retire(possibe one year deal at oldham as there his boyhood team)
totaling 51m
making it a net spend of 17m which comes from the 20m a year the Glaziers promised.
No goalkeeper will be signed until summer 2011.


02 Mar 2010 12:32:11
George Boyd to Forest on loan today with permanent in the summer.


02 Mar 2010 11:45:42
Man Utd Rumours:

Expect big changes in the summer.

The Glazers are beginning to crack and are considering leaving Man Utd.

The protests made at yesterday's Carling Cup Final shocked them, and Sir Alex has apparently said that if those 'Yank b.rds' are still there in June he will quit the club with his conscience and reputation intact.

The Yank bas err.Glazers know just what Sir Alex means to the club and fans – losing him would be the last straw and there would be anarchy!

David Gill has been talking with potential investors, and David Dein has offered to help in return for a board place (ex–Gooner Chairman but I think Man Utd fans can live with that!)

I know all this because I work at Man Utd and the Glazers are getting over 100 'very nasty' letters a day from fans. A suspect bag being found near the Director's Box, at a recent home game – so be under no illusions that the Glazers are very rattled.
I have heard something that completely contradicts this story, i am not saying your rumour is not true, but i have heard Alex Ferguson is behind the Glazers 100% because they have stuck to their word and the Ronaldo money is still there to play around with, United have spent 30M on Valencia, Obertan, Diouf & smalling and apparently the 50M left has to last them two more seasons, because the deal was the 80M had to last them three years. They will not be getting anymore but i think the manager may blow it all this summer? Who Knows?


02 Mar 2010 11:52:25
Newcastle are linked with summer transfur moves for chelsea hot prospect daniel sturrage and jermain beckford and also spurs midfielder daivid bently if promoted


02 Mar 2010 11:20:26
About a month ago i stated United will make a one off 20million take it or leave it bid for Di Maria & that it should be enough to get their man, 45m, 28m, and even 25m that the papers have been quoting are just a little bit high, Benfica are a pretty poor team, a one off payment of 20m should seal the deal, makes sense of why they have offloaded Tosic to make room for another, United made a bid in january for him which was turned down, that was Nani plus 7m, Nani was playing poorly at that time though, Di Maria is a quality player, with Park, Valencia, Nani & Di Maria as United's wingers, that could be pretty scary for any opposition team.

Rodwell i have recently heard is a dead cert to join United & they are willing to pay up to 20million for him, Kenright could not turn that down! not when i have also heard they are keeping very close tabs on Moutinho & Veloso, it could be a good summer for the Red Devils & the Toffee's!



02 Mar 2010 10:33:29
After the success of Seamus Coleman signing for Everton from Sligo Rovers.. Watford Manager Malky Mackay will follow the route of his fellow Scotsman with the Signing of 15 Irish Striker Micheal Mcloughlin from Sligo Rovers, the young irish striker turns 15 today. and has shown huge promise.


02 Mar 2010 10:46:50
Some big rumours circulating around Liverpool:
Rafa has apparently been given a decent budget for the summer, around £40m. The yanks want to go out with a bang and say to the fans "Look, we have given funds, see!" Now we all know this isn't true, but they want to TRY and show the fans there was no issues. Rafa will use the money given to strengthen, with many players not up to standards. At the minute Reina is probably the strongest and most consistent keeper in the world but Rafa has problems with his deputy Cavalieri. He is looking at Mickael Landreau for £5m from Lille, so Cavalieri could be out for around £6m to AC Milan. Defensively Rafa wants a new right–back and central defender. The CD is an obvious one, with Rafa keeping close tabs on Danish international Simon Kjaer, however who he replaces has changed in Rafa's mind. Kjaer is the long–term replacement for Carragher but he will stay on. Kyrgiakos was the man who would leave but after some great performances it is now Skrtel who will go, with Man City sniffing around for £10m, meeting Rafa's target price. Skrtel doesn't want to be a backup though and will probably end up at Atletico. RB will see a surprise move for Steve Finnan for 500k. If not then Anthony Vanden Borre for £5m.
Degen will leave for £3m.
Midfield will see Gerrard pushed back into central midfield to partner with Mascherano, who will now stay at Liverpool after finding out that Fabregas is Barca's no. 1 choice. Javi Martinez will sign for £10m to make a solid centre midfield of Gerrard, Mascherano, Lucas and Martinez. Right mid will see Kuyt and Benayoun, left mid will see Babel and Maxi and finally attacking mid will see Aquilani in his natural position with Pacheco behind him. There will still be moves though, with Fran Merida possibly joining on a free and Jonjo Shelvey gone for with a £3m bid. Finally up front will see Torres and Jovanovic joining up on a bosman. Nemeth and El Zhar will leave for £4m and £1m respectively.

Also on the Everton front Moyes will try for Landon Donovan on a permanent basis in the summer with a bid of £6m being made. Rodwell will be off to Arsenal for £15m.


02 Mar 2010 11:12:38
Liverpool in:
–Juan Mata 21m
–Adriano 9m
–Milan Jovanovic free
–Jeremy Toulalan 15m

–Albert Riera 10m
–Mikel San Jose 3m
–Nabil El Zhar 3m
–Alberto Aquilani 17m

Man Utd in:
–Di Maria 35m
–Miguel Veloso 10m
–Smalling 10m

–Hargreaves 4m
–Neville free
–Anderson 10m
–Tosic 5m

Chelsea In:
–Ribery 40m
–Alex Pato 37m
–Neven Subotic 23m

–Deco 4m
–Carvalho 8m
–Ferriera 2m
–Malouda 6m
–Cole free


02 Mar 2010 09:48:01
I'm a taxi driver and had Avram Grant in the back of my cab. Overheard him talking on the phone saying that he's fed up with Portsmouth but will stay till end of season. He thinks they won't get a point deduction and the takeover will take place in a months time. He's looking at getting Heskey and Carvallho in over the summer with Beckham on loan.


02 Mar 2010 00:47:46
Cardiff City WILL be taken over by the end of June.

However, the takeover will not be by the Malaysians or any previous consortium linked.

Peter Ridsdale has been in contact with a prospective buyer for a month, and has agreed to hand over control pending due diligence checks.

Expect a big promotion push from the Bluebirds next season!



02 Mar 2010 01:30:05
Some Non–League news:

Wrexham have rejected an offer from an un–named consortium for control of the club, as director Geoff Moss demanded that the Crusaders could use the ground for the next five seasons.

This was something the new owners did not want, so they've pulled out after offering £1m for the club.


02 Mar 2010 03:32:50
Cardiff's Assistant Manager, Terry Burton, was deeply unhappy at the dressing room incident involving Peter Ridsdale and David Jones on Saturday and has applied to either manage or coach at clubs near his native London.

Unconfirmed rumours are that he may be offered the Gillingham manager's job in the summer, whilst Barnet and Southend United are also keen on his services.


02 Mar 2010 05:34:06
Good news for forest fans
i have just spoken to my friend who works in the Public relations department at forest who has informed me that nigel doughty has overalled the transfer panel and now david pleat will be in charge of all transfers, loans.
Billy davies has had 2 players greenlighted by david pleat and those players will be finalised this week.
the 2 players are both loans

graig eastmond(defender) arsenal
chris herd(midfielder) aston villa

god bless you forest and the transfer panel. sapphic


02 Mar 2010 06:07:36
Interesting news for notts forest fans

firstly i am a derby fan so please don't shoot the messenger, my source works in the city and has given me a couple of interesting tidbits on forest.

firstly notts forest have secured a new sponsorship deal with virgin F1 motorsport which will start june 2010 and last 3 seasons, to be worth around 2 million pounds

second bit of news is that nigel doughty has reduced his financial exposure to forest after having to sell some funds in his investments company to pay for redemptions. this is the reason i was told why notts forest were unable to complete any new transfers of their primary targets in january and for the summer the transfer kitty will be 2.5 million and not 5 million.

thats all i have for now, oldjom


01 Mar 2010 22:47:28
Man city will be signing matt upson from west ham is a swap deal with steven ireland in a perminant deal and joe hart on loan for 2 seasons west ham may also recieve a minimal fee. to make room for harts arrival green will be sold for around £5million and this money will be spent on a replacement for upson or possibly even a striker depending on how well ilan and mido do as if they adapt well there contracts will be made longer both another season ilan perminant and mido a season loan with option to buy


01 Mar 2010 23:26:27
Liverpool will be going to Spain this season to strengthen their left side of play. Juan Mata could be joining the Anfield club for around 22m. Adriano of Sevilla will also join the club for around 12m. Fran Merida will join on a free and Albert Riera will leave the club, returning to his homeland.


01 Mar 2010 23:31:57
Man Utd Rumours:

Expect big changes in the summer.

The Glazers are beginning to crack and are considering leaving Man Utd.

The protests made at yesterday's Carling Cup Final shocked them, and Sir Alex has apparently said that if those 'Yank b..rds' are still there in June he will quit the club with his conscience and reputation intact.

The Yank bas err.Glazers know just what Sir Alex means to the club and fans – losing him would be the last straw and there would be anarchy!

David Gill has been talking with potential investors, and David Dein has offered to help in return for a board place (ex–Gooner Chairman but I think Man Utd fans can live with that!)

I know all this because I work at Man Utd and the Glazers are getting over 100 'very nasty' letters a day from fans. A suspect bag being found near the Director's Box, at a recent home game – so be under no illusions that the Glazers are very rattled.



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