Football Rumours Archive December 30 2009


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Angel Di Maria will not be going to United. Chelsea and City are also interested but have yet to bid for the young lad. United offered £10m plus Nani for him and Benfica told United that Di Maria signed a new contract with Benfica 2 months ago which has a £40m buy out claus in it.

David Silva will be joining in the summer not in january.

United will be selling Ji Sung Park and Nani.

Rio Ferdinand will retire at the end of the reason through injury and Chiellini of Juventus will be signed despite Juventus saying he is not for sale. SAF will place a bid in for him that Juventus will not be able to turn down. SAF is a big admirer of Chiellini and he is the perfect replacement for Rio Ferdinand.

Real Madrid are chasing Nemanja Vidic but he won't be leaving. They are also chasing Wayne Rooney through the words of Cristiano Ronaldo but Rooney will be offered to stay at United and as things are at OT at the moment, Wazza is keen to stay at United and a contract announcement will be made in January.


Striker Dieumerci Mbokani of Standard Liege is set to sign for Stoke City for 7 Million in January.
Also Manucho from Real Valladolid is set for a loan move to the Potters.


Bolton News...

Sparky going to Bolton unlikely as Man City are stalling on his outstanding repayment. Gary Cooke will see the repayment will drag out for at least 3 months


Never bothered posting before, but my mate went to pick up his mum from manchester airport earlier today as well as seeing ross kemp he also spotted rvn coming through the terminal, i don't know if he still has links to the northwest or if he is here about a possible move?


'The finances at Portsmouth are shrouded in mystery, to say the least, and various personnel from the club including CEO Peter Storrie, Sueliman al–Fahim (not currently at the club, but his role in the financial affairs is to be looked at) and Ali al–Faraj.'

I assume that you meant to put 'are to be investigated' at the end of that sentence.

Very worrying times for us Pompey fans – hopefully it'll only be the championship we're relegated to next year. Storrie & co. want shooting for what they've done to this club!


Liverpool boss rafa benitez has realised his team has no width so in january he will sign darijo srna for 12million and arda turan for 13million. leaving the club will be dossena, vorinin and possibly babel


Portsmouth FC are in serious trouble...

I work at the FA and on the agenda for next Monday morning is a joint meeting with FA and Premier League Officials at Wembley Stadium in order to discuss their immediate future.

The finances at Portsmouth are shrouded in mystery, to say the least, and various personnel from the club including CEO Peter Storrie, Sueliman al–Fahim (not currently at the club, but his role in the financial affairs is to be looked at) and Ali al–Faraj.

Auditors from Deloitte Touche are being called in by the FA to go through Portsmouth's finances 'with a fine tooth–comb' and charges (including jail terms) could be given if they cannot account for where the money has gone (if it was ever invested in the first place!)

Should the club go into administration, which is very likely, the club will be deducted 20 points – 10 for actually going into administration and a further 10 for their financial problems to date (such as twice not paying players on time).

KPMG would then be employed as administrators in the hope of finding a buyer. One has to be found and all debts cleared before they can start the 2010–11 season (most likely, in the Championship).

If a buyer is found, and pays off the debts or agrees to a refinancing deal (which would involve selling all/part of the land at Fratton Park) then the club will be given permission to play in the Championship. If not, Fratton Park will be sold to the Council for a small fee (as it would be categorised as a 'going concern') and Portsmouth would have to restart from the Conference, ground–sharing with Havant & Waterlooville. However, they could only do so if Chester went completely bust and applied to join the FAW (Football Association of Wales) and were given permission to play in the Principality Welsh Premiership, groundsharing with Airbus (as they would not be allowed to use The Deva Stadium).


Paul jewell to Bolton 100 per cent


Source for the Holroyd and NIck Montgomery news is a member of the academy training staff who confirmed their presence this morning at TA. I understand that their are complications with one of the medicals and this may result in one deal falling through.



Another manager who will face the chop is cardiff's dave jones.

after getting the dreaded vote of confidence today, jones will be sacked on thursday due to mounting supporter pressure after two very poor results and the slow take–up of season tickets for next season.

also, as correctly pointed out, the new investors have little faith in jones and will want their own man. sparky has been mentioned (but more likely he will go to bolton), but the good money is on alan curbishley (who was at the st. david's hotel earlier!)


Notts County news


E.Ward 600,000
T.kandol 100,000
B.Moloney 400,000


D.Facey Free Lincoln
M.hamshaw 50,000 Hartlepool


Peterborough Transfers Jan:

Cooper to make a few big signings to try and save his team from relagation. All transfers to be mainly funded by the sale of Aaron Mclean to Coventry 3 million, with the manager getting rid of the fringe players in his squad (Martin, Rendall, Howe, Potter, Hatch, Williams, Torres) Hoolahan from norwich will be brought in as major signing (1.5 million) with Bennett making his move from Grimsby permanent for £500,000. Holroyd from cambridge will be brought in to replace mclean loan with a view to permanent in summer, bit like the rendall deal. Cooper will also try to solve his defensive problems with an offer to sol campbell on a pay as you play contract and will look to bring in howson from leeds to improve his midfield.
Numerous players are being linked with the posh as well as players already at posh being linked with moves away in jan, it will most certainly be a busy month for cooper.


After the World Cup in South Africa, Marcello Lippi will quit the Italian national team and will join Juventus. (Talks of Hiddink going to Juventus in January is only as an interim, like he did at Chelsea last season). Carlo Ancelotti will then leave Chelsea and take over as the coach of Italy and Chelsea will make a sensational turn to Jose Mourinho who declared he want's to be back in England and spoke of the love he's got at Chelsea. Watch this unfold...


Top secret info from a source at old trafford: Ferguson to target aaron lennon in the summer and will use berbatov as the bait to lure spurs into doing a deal for the winger who fergies sees as the man who can fill ronaldos boots next season


Transfer update;

Atletico Madrid have sold Florent Sinama Pongolle to Sporting Lisbon, and will replace him with Salvio from Lanus in Argentina.

Sporting Lisbon are trying to agree a deal with Tottenham to loan Gareth Bale and Roman Pavlyuchenko until the end of the season. Sporting Lisbon will also try and sign Zoran Tosic from Manchester United. Expect Miguel Veloso or Joao Moutinho to finally join an English side. Miguel Veloso could be off to Chelsea, Tottenham, or Manchester United. Whilst, Moutinho could make a move to Everton.

Benfica have signed Alan Kardec from Vasco da Gama which paves the way for Keirrison to go back to Barcelona. Keirrison will then leave on loan again, this time it will be Liverpool. As Liverpool and Barcelona have agreed this as part of a first refusal on Javier Mascherano.

Chelsea will unfortunately sign no–one despite having money available, as Carlo Ancelotti is hoping the Italian job becomes available after the World Cup.

All this is from a well known source who lives in Portugal. Your probably wondering how Carlo Ancelotti & Italy comes in to the equation? Well, this is where it gets interesting. Roman has seen the light and has seen he's made a big mistake in getting rid of the special one. Big news is that Jose will be back at the Bridge in the summer and has a big shopping list for the blues as he witnessed his former side struggling against Fulham. I won't go into these names just yet...

Watch this space.


Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin) –> Manchester United in January. £12 million is the fee.


Barnsley are set to have a quiet January due to the club quietly going about their business climbing the Coca–Cola Championship!


Ryan Shotton (Stoke) – Season loan/Done Deal
Carl Dickinson (Stoke) – Season loan/Done Deal
Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) – Season loan
Nathan Doyle (Hull City) – £200,000
Adam Le Fondre (Rotherham United) – £300,000 But sent straight back on loan to Rotherham United for the rest of the season


Martin Devaney – MK Dons (£175, 000)
Kayode Odejayi – Colchester United (£200,000 Done Deal)
Michael Coulson – Grimsby Town (Loan)
Jamal Cambpell–Ryce – West Bromwich Albion (Loan but, with view to permanent deal in the summer)
Onome Sodje – Burton Albion (Loan)


Rangers news boyd and novo to sign new contracts webster back for new season will link up with new defender 2 b bought with bougerra cash if new owner is not found mcoist will take over from smith and will b allowed 2 make signings as long as they r in the champions league


Gianluigi Buffon & Andres Iniesta to sign for Citeh. Thier agents in Hilton Manc now with Cook & Marwood.


Luca Toni is desperate to leave Bayern Munich and will return to Serie A with Roma during the January transfer window. He DID consider an offer from one of the top English sides (LFC??) but decided he would rather go back to Italy, where he knows he can be a success. "Iain the Know."


A week ago I advised that Portsmouth would face administration – please see page from BBC today "Portsmouth Football Club has been issued with a winding–up petition. The petition was presented on 23 December, but a full court hearing will not take place until February".

I also heard that Man Utd will not make any signings due to financial restrictions.

Watch and see



ASTON VILLA INS: Big Bucks To Spend.

W.Bridge (hate City)
G.Johnson (hates Liverpool)

G.Barry (Return of the Messiah, he hates City)
M.Carrick or S.Parker
S.W Phillips or Joe Cole

J.Defoe (for around £30 mil)

Justin Thek–nowsley


From a very good source inside anfield

dossena to sign for athletico madrid in jan not sure of the price

investment to come to the club from the prince in jan some but not much will go to rafa the rest will be used to build the ground the yanks want to get it built so that the extra revenue can start to pay more of the debt


Larry what is your source for the leeds rumours
about montgomerie and holroyd


Has anyone got any realistic Arsenal news rather than all this dreamland tosh


Some Arsenal news.

Apparently Vieira will join as player–coach, Pavlyuchenko will sign from Spurs too. Wenger wants Pavlyuchenko because he's already settled in London, and he's eager to prove he's a top striker.

I heard a rumour about Benedikt Howedes joining Arsenal too.


Owen coyle to be offered managers job at bolton wanderers, phil gartside is also a big fan of ian holloway who is getting continually disillusioned at the blackpool chairmans ambitions.


''Hi there just heard from a good friend that works at celtie park that there going to put a bid in for kris boyd of 1 and a half million to rub salt in the wounds of how skint rangers are which will irait rangers supporters and have celtic supporters laugthing mad''

Thought the christmas cracker jokes were finished with but this clown certainly had me laughing. And judging by his inability to spell he's definately confirmed as being from the Cltic fraternity. Real rumours now. Bougherra will leave in summer going to Surs for £4m. Andy Webster is a major possibilty in returning to Ibrox from his successful loan spell at Dundee Utd.


I have it on very good authority from my friend at a well known italian hotel tom hicks (liverpool) will be meeting with jose mourinho (milan) on the 5th of jan 2010 to secure him as manager this can be the only reason i can think of this will surely leave the way for david moyes to take over at manchester united missing you already jose


Russian billionaire Alexei Mordashov will buy glasgow rangers football club and will install Slaven Bilić as the manager some of his signing targets will be Darijo Srna , Manuel Pamić , Miloš Krasić , Reto Ziegler , Gökhan Inler, Axel Witsel, Aleksandr Kerzhakov


30th December :

Bolton Wanderers News :

Gary Megson has been sacked, so all of his transfers won't happen. Expect To see Darren Ferguson named as new manager. After that happens expect George Boyd to sign for around 1.5million. Klasnic will Leave on Loan to Fulham with a view to a permanent Deal in the summer. Gary Cahill will leave on a pre–contract agreement to Manchester United, but will continue to play for Bolton until the summer.

At other clubs :

There won't be too many major signings at other clubs. :

Balise Matuidi – St. Ettiene to Arsenal – 12m
Andriy Voronin – Liverpool to Zenit – 3m
Anatioly Tymoschuk – Bayern to Chelsea – 12m



Please stop posting rubbish about who we are signing and just picking names from a hat. I can tell you that getting any info from the club is hard
They will sign a striker and a defender but no name has been given to me yet, when I hear something will post it on here


Lfc will sign husslep 2m and RVN loan babel 11m will leave to turan 10m voronin 2m will leave yhe yanks will be in talks and will definitely be out before this season finishes barry 5m mata 10m+riera and cole 15m will all be signing in the summer and to other posters I doubt very much that players like aguero fabregas iniesta messi silva mata etc. will be moving in jan. as after the WC their value will raise


Craig bellamy is set to go to arsenal because of his interest in mark hughes rather then mancini, mancini is disgusted with craigs decision but what can he do if he taught that mark hughes deserved it.i beleive mark hughes should of got sacked because he was so unorganised and not using his players to their limit.its sad for me to see craig go but city will go on.

PROOF:check the epl website or just believe me


Arsenal Ins: Loic Remy 100%, Sakho 80% and Bartley being promoted to first team squad.
Senderos will be leaving.


Blackpool manager ian holloway is fast becoming a nuisance for chairman karl oyston, despite numerous requests for him to relocate to the fylde coast holloway refuses to budge his family from the west coast and blackpool fear its just a matter of time before this highly ambitious manager seeks a job closer to home.holloway went ballistic after he spent christmas away from home and no attempt was made to get the boxing day clash with sheff weds on accusing the chairman of petty penny pinching, one humorous sideline came when after going round to the family mansion in lancaster to discuss january transfers, holloway noticed the oystons vegetable garden covered with massive frost covers he was quoted as saying "they think more of the cabbages than they think of me"!


Gary Megson sacked this morning and to be replaced by Mark Hughes. Not really big news, this will be announced shortly


Gary Megson will be sacked by Bolton today. But he won't be out for long as Derby County will install him as manager next week with Nigel Clough working along side him.


Just heard that spurs and celtic have agreed robbie keane, gomes straight swap for boruc and killen. Deal brokered at redknapps home by brother of Umar Farouk (life long celtic fan).


Sparky in talks with trotters – defo.


Doncaster rovers are looking to strenghten their squad by spending the money what they got for matt mills and richie wellens.

ins : either, billy sharp, clinton morrison, chris kilen, adam hammil or dexter blackstock.
simon gillet, Nick carle emmanual thomas (loan from arsnal) and jason shackell.

Outs : lewis guy, paul heffernan, john spicer loan, ben smith loan mustapha dumbuya.

good times ahead for donny.


Scousers you really are as thick as st!!! lennon hates all things merseyside esp liverpool fc and its fans so forget about him going there to keep posting it reminds everyone else as to how dense you lot really are! lol as for your other rumours? lets start with west ham! scotty parker is a known spurs fan, he turned tottenham down once in favour of chelsea and has regretted the decision ever since AND has quoted if he ever gets the opportunity again he will not turn it down no matter who else comes in for him! app harry has been sounding out west ham with a possible swap deal on the cards!!! so sorry once again scousers, now to upson it is also understood that spurs have agreed a deal that will take upson to white hart lane with either a player swap or cash plus player deal, again oooops so sorry scousers, and o victor moses from palace forget it he wants to remain in london!!!! lol liverpool fc... little fish in a very big pond ha ha ha

happy new year to you all


Liverpool will sign Erik Husslep from Brann for around £2.5m Chelsea were rumoured to be interested in the striker also earlier in the year. Husslep can play at right midfield as well as a striker and provides a better goal threat than dirk kuyt.


I live near Sol Campbell and heard through a neighbour who is close to him that he maybe joining a top Prem club who have a defensive crisis. Don't need to be a genius to work out which club that is. Also, threw into the mix that there could also be some budget signings. Not sure he knows who they are but apparantly wasn't enamoured by the prospect. SAF did a good job in selling that one!

So brace yourself for more tat like Owen and Obertan.

Think this maybe our demise unless Sol can be a rock at the back.



My dad cooks in jennys in eltam and when whom did he spot ... The one and only romario having a meal with phil parkinson the chalton fc boss and he asked whats going on phil just said watch this space you heard it here first joe


First of all, i would like to wish everyone on here a "very happy new year"

i hear the TOON are preparing bids for – J. Beckford(1.5m), K. Boyd(1.5m) , J. Wiltshire to come in on loan till the end of the season(now depending on the injury to C.Fabregas), and poss Sol Campbell on "pay as you play" deal.. that's all for now, hope 2010 turns out to be better for the TOON!!!!!


Liverpool IN
–Arda Turan 11m
–Erik Huseklepp 2m
–Victor Moses 5m
–Ruud Van Nisterooy loan

Liverpool OUT
–Ryan Babel 9m
–Andrea Dossena 4m
–Andriy Voronin 3m
–Philipp Degen 2m


Possible Transfers:!

Arsenal Ins: Hatem Ben Arfa
Hugo Lloris
Carlton Cole or Gignac
Sakho or Gregory Van Der Wiel
Alan Dzagoev
Jimmy Briand
Van Der Vaart

Arsenal Outs: Senderos
Wilshere (Loan)

Man Utd Ins: Gary Cahill
Manuel Neuer
David Silva
Joao Moutinho
Angel Di Maria

Man Utd Outs: Nani
Tosic (Loan)
Foster (Loan)

Man City Ins: Maicon
Angel Di Maria
Ezequiel Garay

Man City Outs: Bellamy
Santa Cruz


My mates brother goalkeeping coach at Cardiff Cityand their young Welsh defender Adam Matthews going to Man United in January in a transfer thought to be around £5 million, looks like he be loaned back to Cardiff for the rest of the season.


Leeds united news

Hot of the press! Nick Montgomery and Chris Holroyd (Cambridge utd) are both at Thorp Arch looking round prior to undertaking medicals. Both signings will be ratified on Jan 1. Montgomery fee is around £600k and Holroyd £150k. Holroyd has been banging in goals this season.

Robert Snodgrass now in talks with Celtic who have offered £3million likely to go through early next week.

Finally, once clichy and Gibbs are fit armand traore will be coming in on loan until the end of the season.



Heard lee carsley to join notts county for 800,000 gary neville join on loan


Arsenal news: Wenger will have a fairly busy January but will not buy any huge names as some people are suggesting. With very little depth in the CB position, expect Wenger to buy his highly rated target, Mamadou Sakho. Matuidi will not be purchased as Wenger has full confidence in Song and will use Denilson in his position while hes away for the African Cup. Arsene will also purchase Andre–Pierre Gignac. The only player to be sold will be Senderos.

Sakho £10 (PSG)
Gignac £11 (Toulouse)
Senderos £6 (Everton)

Hazard £10 (Lille) way over–priced for now but has amazing potential.
Mata £12 (Valencia)
Silvestre free (PSG)
Eboue £7 (Valencia)
Rosicky £5 (Bayern Munich) we will extend his contract just to sell him
Eduardo £12 (Tottenham)

Wenger will clear out some of the older/injury prone players to make way for more youth. We won't lose any older players who are regular starters. Gallas will stay for at least another year. Almunia will end up losing his starting position and leave in January 2011. Mannone, not Fabianski, will be his successor. Fabregas will stay, no reason he would leave now to sit on the bench at Barca behind Xavi and Iniesta and leave Arsenal once the young Arsenal squad, his Arsenal squad, is finally coming together.

cheers gooners


No word of a lie – Gary Megson and Alex Ferguson in the hospitality suit at goodison (Everton v Burley game) overheard something along the lines of Zoran Tosic and Ritchie De Leat going on loan to Bolton until the end of the season with Cahill going to OT for £8m.

Yes of course you did m8 because if two premiership managers were arranging a transfer deal they would definately sort it out in a room full of people they didn't know just so everybody could listen in. Now onto some real rumours Arsenal to make a move for Raheem Sterling who currently plays in the QPR reserve team tipped by many as the next wayne rooney they are hoping to use jay simpson in the deal who is currently on loan at rangers.


right first of all real madrid to sign f.ribery in summer for ( ?50miil ) verbal agreement alredy done & maybe gourcouff for ( ?20–?30 ) madrid will try & offload some deadwood in january
and will all the liverpool fans stop saying they are signin all these players maybe only if yous sell torres/gerrard espeicily stop linking pandev & suarez to liverpool pandev is going to inter & suarez to liverpool for £16mill lol not for that fee he?s barca bound



United News!

Lets start at the back. VDS has been told to stay in Holland until his wife gets better so apart from his injury, he'll be out for the good part of the season. Kuszczak has shown some decent performances so Fergie will keep the faith in him for the premiership and europe and use Foster for cup games and for rest of Kuszczak. Will buy a keeper as he doesn't see Foster as number 1, Kuszczak as a decent keeper but not one that will be relied on to win them games. Expect Neuer, Akinfeev and Frey to be looked at and one brought in.
A rumour went about concerning a defender in the top 4 failing a mystery drugs test and as United having most of their defenders out 'injured', i wouldn't be surprised that Rio, again, FORGOT that he shouldnt take drugs and hes the one that's really out due to an 'injury'. Remember this is a rumour so i don't think this is true. Left back is sorted for years at united with Evra always putting in a performance and Fabio going to be a decent back up. Remember when Evra started? He couldnt defend atall, going forward yes he was fantastic but they worked on him and he defends just as good as attacks. Right back we have Oshea, Brown and Rafael as Neville will hang up his boots or used very sparingly. Rafael will be looked to grab that spot over the next 2 years. In the centre, Rio has lost his place! Fergie once said not long ago that it was really hard to leave Evans out with his top performances and hes easily the better defender this year between him and Rio. Vidic has always been rumoured to be annoying him to get a move to spain or a sunnier climate but he knows he has it good at united and unless a top offer comes in, he'll be staying and itll be him and Evans in the middle with OShea and Brown as cover. With the injurys at the moment, will Fergie nip in to the market in January? the rumour is that Kjaer from Palermo is what hes looking at but with the injuries and players needing form, itll be a gamble incase Kjaer cannot perform to the english league. He'll look and prob bid for Cahill at Bolton as he has faced the likes of Defoe, Drogba and Torres so he knows the game and in years to come will perform at his very best as he'll get the guidance he needs at United. Can you see Evans and Cahill in the middle in 5 years?
In midfield there a too many box–to–box players with Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson who cannot stamp their name on a game. Fletcher has came up with some brilliant displays which have outshown Carrick and Anderson who havent played well at all this season. What were missing is a playmaker who can put give the front 2 what they need instead of Rooney and Berba dropping to low into midfield. Scholes is the best we have but he is used sparingly cause of his poor old age. Gibson has shown glimpses with his goals and some of his hold and passing play to become Scholes understudy. With Hargreaves coming back, Fergie has his ball winning midfielder so now he needs a midfielder who can collect the ball and make the killer passes. In 2010 Fergie will prob let go of Anderson and Carrick, as he knows that they are getting worse than better. Silva will see a bid come in along with a player swap as he sees him to be a vital piece in his squad, if that fails the Gourcoff will be 2nd choice but he only recently started with Bordeaux so probably get knocked back. Modric was always talked bout but do you think ol' Harry will sell when there doing so well??? On the wings, Fergie is sorted. Valencia, Obertan, Giggs, Tosic (after a loan out and back in summer), Park and few in the youth ranks. Silva, if bought (and I wish he will be) will be used in the middle as suggested for around £24–£27 million. Upfront Rooney will be the main man but who can he play along side with? Berbatov has not done what Fergie or the fans wanted. He banged goals in for Spurs on a regular period with his silky skills but at United he has only shown some, not many, touches and skills he is more than capable of doing! Waste of £32 million. If any team is willing to bid anywhere in the region of more than £15 mill then Fergie will accept and cut his looses! He will still go with MAcheda and Wellbeck as he sees these boys as first team players in 5 years but knows he needs a goal scorer now. Owen has the ability to come on and score a few or be relied on to show performaces of old but is not a partner to Rooney as they can't combine. Dzeko will arrive in summer for over £20 mill, fending off Chelsea and a few Italian clubs. Fergie will buy in Jan but wil buy and sell more in summer. The rumours of United in serious money troubles are way of the mark. See the new players and continued success in 2010!!



Major cardiff city news for january.

vincent tan has contacted ridsdale and has said that he is 'most unhappy' at the way the club is being run under dave jones.

tan has told ridsdale that unless jones is moved on the investment deal is off. tan has also reiterated that he can buy the club 'in a heartbeat', owing to his vast fortune.

looks like both ridsdale and jones out at CCS then...


Andrea Dossena is in advanced talks with a major Spanish club so will not be moving to Serie A. Edin Dzeko has reiterated that he will only move to AC Milan should he leave Wolfsburg. The agent of Bayern Muncih striker Luca Toni has confirmed he will join Roma on the 2nd of January 2010. Juve coach Ciro Ferrara appears headed for the door and Guus Hiddink will replace him. Man City are interested in Mario Balotelli of Inter but they want 30m+ for him. It is likely that Loic Remy could be joining the Gunners too. Liverpool fans need to get over themselves Arda Turan said 3 months ago he would love to play for Arsenal aswell, he says this about all big clubs. Wigan have signed Man U keeper Vladimir Stojkovic on loan. Reports in Australia suggest Portsmouth are keen on A League side Adelaide Uniteds keeper Eugene Galekovic. that's all


My dad delivers sofa's for reids and he delivered a sofa to a flat in glasgow today for loic remy from Lyon who said he was an arsenal player and was up in glasgow for "buisness". don't know wot to make of it but it seemed strange


Rafael Benitez has found a buyer for Ryan Babel.BIRMINGHAM! They are willing to give 10m. Ryan babel wants out of Liverpool and has surprisingly agreed to the move to St Andrews after he consulted the Dutch National Coach and has received good new that the move will make his chances stronger. Andriy Voronin is off to Russia with Zenit St Petersburg for 3m. Interested teams from Germany only want a loan move until the rest of the season but Zenit are ready to take him permanently. Philipp Degen will move to a lower Premier League side, most likely Wigan for 2m. He is not playing at Liverpool and wants game time. Andrea Dossena is not moving to Italy, Russia or Turkey...he is moving to Spain with Atletico Madrid for 4.5m. With approx 20m at his disposal, Rafa will spend 11m on Arda Turan, 3.5 on Milan Jovanovic and 5m on Victor Moses.


Alan Irvine was sacked by Preston North End as a result of a major disagreement over deals made by the chairman for the January transfer window. Without any say so from Irvine, Derek Shaw has agreed to sell Andrew Lonergan and Sean St Ledger in a £5m deal to Burnley for the pair. In addition to this, Ross Wallace will be signing for Sheffield United for £1.2m.

None of the money recuperated from these sales would have been made available to Irvine, who would have had the space to possibly extend Tonge's loan, and bring another in for 6 months (Tom Soares was a possibility).

Billy Barr and Rob Kelly will take charge till the end of the season.


Big news for chester fans..

the fa are to investigate morrell maison after he became their new director of football.

mr. maison has convictions for assault and fraud, and as such is not a 'fit and proper person'.

have also heard that the fa are considering chester out of the league, and they may have to groundshare with airbus or connah's quay next season, thus forcing them into the faw.


Arsenal to sign shay given if he becomes disillusioned with life at city. He is also looking at adrian mutu.


Rumors to arsenal tha won't happen: Huntelaar, not good enough at Real or Milan, Bellamy, Man City will want too much money and he will upset changing room, thts why hes had so many clubs. Chamack, Bordeux will ot sell and he wants to stay untill end of contract
Transfers that will happen in Jan, C/F Oscar Cardozo from Benfica, Tall, strong, direct, quick. Or Carlton Cole but injury may be a problem. Midfiled cover will be Melo on loan till summer with option to buy or possible Scott Parker as he is used to prem league but Wenger will not go into a bidding war.


Sorry to all the gossip mongers touting the departures of Rafa, Torres and Gerrard but none of these will happen in the near future. The owners recognise that it is in their interest to stick with a manager who has accepted the financial constraints. They would will not sell their prized assets who generate a huge amount of commercial income and make the difference on the pitch. The major change may happen in the summer if we fail to make Champions League when the owners will re–evaluate but, new investors would be required to finance the sacking of Rafa and an increased transfer budget for any new manager. As for Jan, everone knows Rafa is looking to offload Dossena, Babel, Veronin and Degen. Turan has emerged as the main target now that Valencia have priced Mata out of the clubs reach whilst Pandev is being hotly pursued to add strike power. However, Rafa must sell to finance these deals.


Rio Ferdinand claims he will be 100% by the time World Cup Finals come around. He has said this because he wants to play for England 1 more time before retiring. He will retire at the end of the season through his injury and Giorgio Chiellini will be signed as a replacement in the summer.

Hatem Ben Arfa will be coming to Old Trafford on loan in January until the end of the season. United will then have the chance to sign him permanently. If David Silva arrives at Old Trafford in the summer then Ben Arfa will go back to Marseille.

As many may know, Edwin Van Der Sar has been given time off as his wife was rushed to hospital. SAF will stick with Kuzszak. If Van Der Sar decides quit football to be with his wife then United will look at Manuel Neuer who has got the attention of United by claiming he needs champions league football.


"""Any up to date news on pandev and turan coming to liverpool??"""

YES. Goran Pandev has had his contract terminated and is a free agent IN JANUARY (like what Sol campbell did)And Arda Turan has spoken out of his love for LFC!!!

Torres WILL NOT BE LEAVING. So all u manks, evertonians...sorry anti–liverpudlians and others stop pretending ur a red, we know ur not!!!!

Luca Toni may come in on a free too!!!



Aston Villa Will Approach Bristol City to aks about Defender Christian Ribeiro


Leeds united transfer news.
Deal agreed for Max Gradel fee of £700k
Robert Snodgrass to Middlesborough for £2.75 million terms agreed.
Zak Whitbread to sign from Millwall for £300k next week.
Offers on the table for Adam le Fondre £650k Rotherham and Nick Montgomery £600k Sheffield utd.
Jermaine Beckford will sign a new three year contract by the end of the season as long as we are promoted terms have been agreed.


Villa News

Theres not going to be much transfer activity at villa maybe heskey or reo cocker may move if they both go then villa will try to sign jonoavic but that's it sorry villa fans


Steven Pienaar from Everton to Tottenham! You heard it hear first!!


If Nottingham Forest miss out on Nicky Shorey,
expect Ex Leicester and current Leeds outkast,
Alan Sheehan to sign.

Leicester Fox


Hi there just heard from a good friend that works at celtie park that there going to put a bid in for kris boyd of 1 and a half million to rub salt in the wounds of how skint rangers are which will irait rangers supporters and have celtic supporters laugthing mad


Liverpool outs: reira, babel, voronin, degen, dossena, skrtel, agger and benayoun.
ins mata (reira swap), wheater, upson, bridge(benayoun swap), barry or santa cruz (benayoun swap), if barry then rafa will look to get beattie/huseklepp/pavlyuchenko/cole, if its santa cruz then rafa will look to sign parker/huddlestone/noble.
rafa also looking to sign a right winger with milner/lennon/shaun wright–phillips and bentley an option.


Loen Best is close to agreeing a deal with Burnley for a 1.2M signing

expected to be announced on jan 1st


Elliott Ward will join Notts County after Notts County were taken over by Norweigen Company this week

the deal is worth 500,000

also Simeon Jackson will join for 600,000



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