Football Rumours Archive May 02 2009


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Rafa will go out to sign four fantastic players in the summer to cover.
Yuri Zhirkov – one of the best attacking left wingers in the world.
Mounir El Hamdaoui – could turn out to be the best combination with torres up front.
Cana – he typifies a tasmanian devil, would complement Maschs very well and would definately nuetralise most of the sissy strikers like ronaldo.
Danijel Pranjic – one of the best dead–ball and penalty takers who can also play right–wing.
Johnson could be a possibility but the fee announced could skuttle the move
Cheers for now
  Possible blackburn signings
Emana(Betis)Barton (Newcastle), Eboue (Arsenal),Kuranyi (schalke), Owen (newcastle),Joaquin (Valencia), givet (marsielle),torodis (olympiacos)
watch out next season top 6 here we come
  I been told that Plymouth are interested in signing Exeters Adam Stansfield and it will be completed in the summer, also Steve McClean is interesting Barnsley
  The news coming out of Italy today is that Lazio SS and ex–Internationale strike Goran Pandev is set to move to Arsenal. The Macedonian has maintained a good scoring record, circa 1 in 3, throughout his time in Italy. Fulham were interested in the player last year but were put off by an inflated price tag; seemingly the work of his publicity seeking agent. Arsenal will be looking for an exchange for a fringe player, possibly one due to play in the African Cup of Nations plus the remaining fees spread over three years.
  Firstly this is based on chinese whispers over the past 12 months hanging around the players entrance at Stoke with the middle aged blokes who are there every week, same time getting

Stoke only have 3 good strikers, so TP is targeting another powerful striker, and has been weighing up Benni McCarthy and Agbonlahor of Villa.

Keeping in line with the Battersy Dogs home trend TP is looking at Joey Barton but is unsure that the player may unsettle the team spirit , one of Stokes key factors in Stokes survival.

TP is also closely monitoring Whitehead, Reo–Coker, Butt and Benjani. Also not given up on Jemaine "there is no way I'd play for Stoke" Pennant!

Whispers around the Brit about players leaving are;

Lawerence, who is a serial womaniser, could possibly be leaving, but he himself is desperate to stay as he loves the fans and the team.
Shawcross – both Liverpool and Arsenal have supposedly sent scouts to assess Ryan, again not sure how much substance in this.
Griffin – youth team role
Matteo – retirement/League 1/ 2 depending on physical fitness
Cort – Burnley
  Barcelona have reportedly clinched the signiture of Ribery for 30 million + Hleb and all that is left to do is convince Bayern to sell their prized asset.

Expect Real Madrid, Inter and Chelsea to have clearouts with big names like Sneijder, Robben, Van Der Vaart,Van Nistelrooy, Mamadou Diarra, Samuel, Stankovic, Cruz, Crespo, Quaresma, Mancini, Anelka,Malouda, Carvalho all to become available, there may some swap deals involving Van Der Vaart or Sneijder and Mancini going opposite ways.
  To the lad who pointed out the RBS thing isn't till July, after i posted talking about June–
Your right mate, although the bank and the yanks WILL start discussions and negotiations in JUNE. These things take time and the discussion will not be on the exact day of the deadline!! What i posted was a rumour and something a few city types were discussing, basically stating the yanks won't get any extension and if they don't re–finance or settle the loan the bank will re–posses the club. Believe it or not, up to youse. I also said everton will get Moutinho, this is just a rumour but it seems too have some legs in portugal, and he is apparently keen. Especially after the bitters joined up with there new sponsor, who also work with Barca and Madrid
  Have heard from a reliable source that arsene wenger will bite the bullet and re–sign flamini as he feels that neither song or denilson are up to the job. arsenal fans can also expect moves for sahko, bassong, richards and metzelder with the intention of signing two of the above, maybe even three as wenger expects gallas to leave, but is also prepared for toure to leave as he is apparently seeking a move away with barca lurking to link him up with his brother.
adebayor will move to ac while wenger will look to replace him with santa cruz or huntelar. could be the summer wenger goes big

  Tottenham rumours.
with rumour's that aaron lennon will be leaving for either man.utd or liverpool are 100% untrue!! mr redknapp has stated that ANY of his selected players go then HE will go. mr levy will now let all transfer deals be handled by the manager! AND mr redknapp will NOT be selling lennon! also having just signed a new five year deal aaron lennon is very very happy with life in london and white hart lane and will turn down any proposed move. with regards to other tottenham deals. they look like they will beat any other team to the delph deal the lad seems keen to join up with his old mate(rose),also spurs are running the rule over howson (spelling) at leeds? the rumours that stewart downing did sign in january are true! as for gareth barry? he is a massive spurs fan and the only team he would turn down champions league for are tottenham and by all accounts would really welcome a bid by them! the list of player's in front of me WILL not be sold. gomes, corluka, woodgate, dawson, king, lennon, modric, palacios, defoe, bale, keane & pavlyuchenko! back to lennon if all want to keep posting that he will be joinibg the said club then by all means carry on you will just look stupid and desperate
Fabriccio Collocini – AFC Springfield (handy for his tv commitments)

Michael Owen – Inter Disneyworld (they're short of a dwarf)

Shola Ameobi – Billy Smart's Circus (leaving the game to be a full–time clown)

Mark Viduka – opening a pie shop in the Newcastle goal as a last–gasp 'new defensive strategy'


Doncaster, Plymouth, Blackpool etc.
  As we approach the June elections for Real Madrid it is becoming clear that the major summer target is likely to be a new manager. Rafa Benitez remains a firm favourite with Carlo Ancelotti seen as a viable alternative. With Perez likely to win he will have no concerns doing whatever it takes to ensure that he gets Benitez. Whilst Ancelotti is seen as a means to possibly attract Kaka to Madrid, it is more likely that Real will set their sights on Karim Benzema.
  An ex–England international will be coming to Leicester City during the summer.
  Everton FC to sign:
Owen – Bosman, however 1mil signing on fee
Nani – Season long loan deal
Jo – Season long loan deal
Moutinho – 12mil
Damien Le Tallec – 2.5mil
Fanni – 5mil
  Anyone know anything about Paul Ince at Port Vale?
please can someone leave a comment if they do,,
thanks. .
  Big rumours in Liverpool at the mo'
Kerrison who has offers from Man U and L,pool has chosen L,pool (due to the foriegn manager, he feels he will adapt quicker!) Also (as everyone else has said. ) Glen Johnson is a done deal, just awaits signing the contract, which has been ratified! Lastly i heard Moutinho is a dead cert' for the bitters, shame cos i think he is quality!!!
  To people who write blogs in this particular forum, please be sensible. . does it not sound stupid to even think about the fact that joaquin will move to blackburn ???? and that too for 5 million ??
madrid were ready to pay 17 mil for him in january !!!!!
and eboue to balckburn for 3 mil ?? IN UR DREAMS. i think you must be playing too much of football manager. . eboue wil sign 4 inter at around eight to 9 million

  Tevez 2 liverpool el zhar 2 go on loan 2 feyenoord
  Arsenal to bag two free transfers for the problematic DM and CB positions. These players will be Emerson for the dm position who was released by AC Milan and Jorge Andrade for the CB position who was released by Juventus. these two players will bring experience and good knowledge to the squad and be able to play if andrade can solve his problematic serious knee injuries which led to his release, as he is a top class defender when fit. Wenger will then send on loan ramsey, gibbs so they can play more often and bring back traore from portsmouth to be clichy understudy. He will also look to sign a goal keeper with the money left over and this will be Hart from Man City loan and another cb sahko from psg for 9mil. . .simpson wil be sold for 3mil, fabianski on loan diaby wil be sold if a huge offer comes in 10mil+ and the rest of squad will stay the same
  LFC RUMOURS Liverpool looking into the availability of Arjen Robben, The current Real Madrid president looks set to sell the winger due to his continued disputes and arguements with fellow team mates i.e Raul. I still believe that David Silva will be at anfield next season despite Valencia trying to start a bidding war by leaking the clubs interest to the media. I think he would fit in quite quickly due to half the taem being his international team mates. The rumour regarding Samuel eto'o does not seem likely as the striker has reiterated his desire to stay at the nou camp. In other news Everton look likely to sign Matthew Damon for a reported fee of around 2.7 million from the MLS. This deal will be concluded when Everton embarque on there pre season tour of the U.S.A Riles11 YNWA
  Heard on the grapevine that Fulham, dependent on finish, are preparing a loan bid for an unhappy Raf Van Der Vaart – To aid murphys tiring old legs.

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