Football Rumours Archive August 31 2009


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Sunderland will continue the clearout of the deawood in the squad – Daryl Murphy and Carlos Edwards to Ipswich – Bruce will sell Collins and Noseworthy – don't be surprised if Anton Ferdinand and Bardsley are offloaded – Lucas Neill will sign before the deadline – team needs a new backline and Bruce is proving he has no sentiment

keep the faith


West ham will sell James Collins to Aston Villa on deadline today for a fee of £5 million, this combined with £3 million from the sale of Savio, will be used to sign Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh for £7 million and a 25% sell on fee. If this deal falls through West Ham have a contingency plan to sign Serbian, Zigic. The £1 million left over will be used to buy Phil Bardsley but sunderland demand £2 million for the full back so West Ham will offer Nigel Quashie in the deal.

in: jiminez, daprela, nouble, kuruzc, kovac, diamanti, da costa,
chamakh/zigic(£7m), phil bardsley(£1m+quashie)

out: bowyer, neill, tristan, di michele, sears, savio


Confirmed – Van Der Vaart is staying with Real Madrid (Sky Sports).

Arsenal will now look to Balázs Dzsudzsák.

Wenger has £39m generated from Man City & the guaranteed Champions League money.


M Chamakh late bid.

Arsenal reqd

+ Matuidi/Veloso
+ Hangeland/Subotic
+ Chamakh

Whether Wenger will suprise us we shall see tmrw 5pm.


Simon davey to have the portsmouth job later this week and he will bring in vagner love


!!Breaking News!!
Liverpool forward David N'gog is set to be loaned out to Fulham for 3 months due to the Injury of Andy Johnson.


HUGE Man City Breaking News. . .

Robinho – SUB BENCH against Portsmouth

YAYA TOURE – SUB BENCH against Sporting de Gijón

City Officials are in Barcelona as we speak. .

Javier Mascherano also a possibility


Rafael Sobis will sign for Liverpool on a free transfer early (1/9/09)tommorrow, expect a loan bid for Van Der Vaart to be rejected by Real Madrid. Liverpool will turn there attentions to Martin Petrov on loan.

Lucas Levia will be offered in a straight swap for Michael Johnson. Robinho has been singing Lucas praises to Mark Hughes.


Have just heard from a mate who works at pompey that james will have medical at spurs at 10 am


Zaki deal will be wrapped up by tuesday with Naylor, Assis, Shorey, De Guzman, Benji and Gutierrez joining him. Nico and Jamo are on their way to Spurs.
We will have money to spend in January when the backers to S.A Fahim stump up the money.


I work at LJL airport and just handled the arrival of Silva's flight.

He was collected off the apron by LFC rep.

Hope the rain doesn't put him off!!!


Premership transfers !

patrick viera will sign for arsenal .
aston villa are intrested in david wheater and richard dunne.
birmingham city no transfers
blackburn watching zenden
bolton are trying to sign kevin nolan.
zaki may be given a second chance by burnley
chelsea:terry going nowhere.
everton to sign bangera and heitinga
fulham trying to hold on to hangerland
hull chasing benjani
liverpool: in david silva out dosenna
city may still spend, but will sell
modric and ribery on the man utd raidar
pompey move for naylor
stoke agree a fee for collins
sunderland want to spend more
redknapp wants pav say
upson wants stay
lactics eye mcdonald
harper in wolves talk


Last day dealings at Glasgow Rangers.

Beasley will go for £450k. But don't expect Lovenkrands to be brought in, he will move to Birmingham to team up with Vignal and Ferguson as Big Eck tries to strengthen his squad. If this doesn't go thru by the deadline it won't matter as Lovenkrands is a free agent.

Walter will try and bring in 2 players on the last day a centre half being of most importance, Stranzl should arrive tomorrow morning to put pen to paper on a £1m move & a 3 year deal.

Also expect a cheeky last day bid of £2m for Andy Driver of Hearts.


no that doncaster sold matt mills n ritchie wellens we r gunna sign 3 strikers ;
Sam Vokes . wolves season long loan
John Stead ipswich 1.5 million
Billy shap sheff utd 1 million
and it is understood that lewis guy is joining northhampton for 50k
sean barmy army


Well every one is saying even its official but don't be surprised if united clinch the deal for vdv on dead line day and edin hazard deal is almost done

The Agent


Bit of a shocker but I have it on good authority that Man City have bid for Yaya Toure and hope to link him up with brother Kolo. In response, Barca will make a surprise bid for Wilson Palacios of Tottenham as their Midfield enforcer.


Breaking news
a local rumour is manchester city to place a bid beleived to be in the region of 45 million for
javier mascherano they are also enquiring about the liverpool duo "fernando torres & steven gerrard"
for future preference due to liverpool financial
worries (club believed to be close to administrasion)
david ion
breaking news


Hearts manager lazlo to be barnsley boss this week


Tony Hibbert will be leaving Everton to join Wigan Athletic. I have just seen Tony outside the DW stadium talking to Roberto Martinez and some old lady.


From my Melwood source. The Yanks are likely to accept one of the two recent bids for Mascherano & will use the dough to pay off more debt.

Benitez is a few hours away from walking. New manager likely to be Martin Jol I am told.


Rafa benitez has quit liverpool fc . . . . . He had aconference call with the americans this morning over funds they have told him no chance !

I know this as im driving him to john lennon at 11.30 pm tonight


Sheffield United to sign Jordan Stewart,Jon Fortune, Zak Whitbread, Ben Watson, James Harper and Shane Long some tomorrow some on loan when that window re–opens.

Leaving will be Sharp (either notts county or Doncaster), Hendrie (Derby) and Brian howard (Reading)


West Ham news

The Hammers hope to sell James collins to Aston Villa on Tuesday,the fee thought to be around £5 million. With that money they then hope to complete the signing of Marouane Chamakh from Bordeaux,and also the loan signing of Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan. Zola is also hoping that Nottm.Forest follow up their interest in Nigel Quashie with a firm offer. Busy day ahead at Upton Park!


Everton news

everton will sign at least 2 players before the transfer window shuts on tuesday at 5:00. everton had agreed the fee of around 5.5m for atheletico madrid defender john heitinga . also he will buy ever bangera on loan or for 8m . if moyes buys more they will be celtic's midfielder scott brown – 6m , newcastle's steven taylor –6m , david bentley – 10m or finally another goalkeeper like kieren westwood from coventry all steven defour from standard liege . happy spending to moyesey . the yak is back . efc!


I hope some of these Liverpool deals come off and some dont. I do know for sure that Purslow has a statement ready for issue on Wednesday morning but I have no idea what it is, any insight?


Bentley move to Villa back on.
7mil plus add–ons.
10.46am tomorrow morning.
Check it!
Malcolm Shaffer


Nicky Butt was in Glasgow at the weekend! not sure if it was business or pleasure. If business i wonder which side of glasgow he was visiting?!


Hearts FC/
being friendly with staff at tynecastle the following story will break tomorrow
VR has apparently offered hibs £500,000 for anthony stokes, a player which cost them 200k two weeks ago.Rod ,the money counter, petrie whas accepted the offer and the player will decide hether to cross the city to join scotlands third force.
Hibs have sounded out s lovell about joining until januaty to replace stokes.


Roy Hodgson wants to bring a few more player's before the transfer window closes. I would expect to see a new striker and a centre mid.


The rumour i've been hearing is one every Rangers fan has heard and that's James McArthur coming our way and one more signing after him. Couldn't possibly say who. Whoever the guy was that said Pavlyuchenko and £2million for Scott McDonald. . .are you having a laugh? so your saying scott mcdonald is worth near £9million? i don't rate kris boyd but hes a better player and he's lucky if hes worth £3million



I can confirm that benitez is waiting on an answer from the yank prats on funds being made available for david silva.If yes, then silva will come in for around 18 million quid. If no, then it is possible benitez will walk! This is a real rumour but all depends on the yanks!!


Just seen Peter Lovenkrands in his Overfinch Range Rover Sport in Glasgow, I would suspect he will be back at Ibrox before tomorrows deadline


I Will Be Suprised If This Doesn't Happen!

I won't.
Doesn't look like Bolton will be acquiring league one starlet Jermaine Beckford. Seems Ken Bates' quotation will stretch Bolton's budget to the point where Gary Megson will give in. Don't rule out the Leeds' frontman transfering to Sheffield UTD, but it may be too late to negotiate a deal. Lots of stories making the media over Bolton's lack of finishing ability and the possibility of Mister Megson signing a striker on the brink of the transfer deadline. Boselli, Krisnic and Mark Viduka are all involved in the speculation.
If you can blow £10m on Johan Elmander without consulting a colleague then whats the problem with signing a decent frontman. Yeah.


Just heard from my credible source who is in the media that arsene wenger is on the brink of launching an uadacious bid for rino gatusso the pitbull from milan.

the pibull was clearly upset with the new milan regime in leonardo,who is thinking of offloading the trouble maker as this shows a clear power struggle in the derssing room
gazidis had an interesing meeting with galliani at the cpl draw as both clubs did business with flamini and the legendery viera!!
watch this space. .


Carrick returning to Spurs. . . . Palacios and Van der Vaart to Man Utd – Trust me


Ok LFC fans tomorrow is a key day in our history, if there are no new transfers it means the americans have blocked them and Rafa has been lied to when he signed his new contract.

Rafa actually walked out a couple of days ago but was persuaded by Purslow, Dalglish and Sammy to stay.

Rafa will resign and a yes man will be appointed when this happens the club will be put into administration to stop any players (Torres, Masch, Stevie etc) to leave in January.

The new manager may be from within the club (Dalglish?) but most likely a manager capable of getting European football but one who won't rock the boat.


Heard an interesting rumour that carrick will be leaving to a london club, and that united will be getting Sully Muntari and Rafael Van Der Vaart in to add steel and flair to a united side that was found wanting by arsenal.


Just heard from a football agent and he told me carrick will be leaving for spurs at deadline day and united will likely to steal van der vaart from wenger and redknapp as he told me liverpool cannot afford him


Man City News. . . . .

City will sign one the following before the deadline in order.

1. Toure
2. Javier Alejandro Mascherano
3. Ribbery


Exoect to see Benitez quit once the window closes. The Yanks pulled the money that he was promised and the deal for David Villa, Joe Cole, and David Silva that was on the cards as late as Friday has gone to hell.

In the know: AKA Anfield insider . . watch this space


Breaking News @ City

City will try Liverpool with a Bid believed to be @ £30Mill for Mascherano if Robinho goes to Barcelona Expect Toure to come the other way. . 2 players could be at City within the next 24 Hrs


Arsenal will not be signing van der vaart no chance. if they are to sign anyone will be chamakh or matuidi if not vieira but very strong possibility wenger will stick with what he has after seeing them outplay united. expect 2 signings in january before he loses song and eboue too african cup of nations.


Stood outside the britannia stadium.just seen james vaughan walk in with a kit bag.


Real Madrid News. . Real Madrid will make a final £54m deadline–day move for Franck Ribery, according to reports in Spain. this will start an auction between chelsea and madrid with City watching with interest. . . . . . .


Aston villa has been linked with david bentley for a 13 million pound move to villa park


Just heard a rumour that Nicky Butt is said to be in Glasgow discussing terms over a loan move to Rangers.


Breaking news.vdv is stayin wid madrid,ribery wil go 2 chelsea,liverpool will complete the signings of the beast baptista (swap wid dosena) and ricardo queresma deal involvin babel. Both the deals already done. YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE. In.the.know.


Scott mcdonald – spurs for 2 million plus pavluechenko

jack wilshire – celtic or rangers loan

lee naylor to nottingham forrest –500k

mark brown––inverness ct loan

all of these will be done today or tomorrow



I heard from source in ireland that shane long is heading from reading to hull to team up with ireland teammate hunt


Xisco will head back to Spain possibly on loan. As The Toon are skint they will try for as many loan players and frees as possible Peter Lovenkrands is amongst the usual suspects as well as Hameur Bouazza who is also on a free after seeing his career spiral down and out of control in Turkey. Wigan's Jason Koumas but more likely Oliver Kapo,Kerrea Gilbert of Arsenal, Marlon Harewood of Villa,Victor Anichebe/James Vaughan of Everton with the latter being the more probable. Stokes Michael Tonge, Liverpools Damien Plessis, Citys Benjani but only if they make another forward buy and the Hull deal falls through.Spurs Gareth Bale has been mentioned also but as they have already loaned and sold several squad players this may not happen.Luís Boa Morte of West Ham, Kanu is a big suprise as he is only on a months contract at Portsmouth but wages will be a problem and also the fact that there are a few Premiership clubs sniffing around. Also old boy Andy O'Brien of Bolton. Of course not all of these will come off but enquiries are being made as we speak.

ShoutE your man with the beads


With John Arne Riise almost off to Bayern Munich, Andrea Dossena will return to Italy to play for Roma in a swap deal involving Julio Baptista. Rafael Sobis will sign for Liverpool in the coming hours as he was on the first flight to Heathrow from Brazil yesterday and has just arrived on Merseyside to conclude a medical and sign a Four Year deal worth €40k.Van der Vaart will be coming to England and joining Arsenal for €11m. He will be joined by Chamakh for €9m during the final hours of the window. Chelsea won't spend anymore money however they will swap Deco for Mesut Ozil of Werder Bremen. Manchester United WILL NOT sign anymore players, however Park ji Sun will be sold to Espanyol for €6m. Manchester City have contacted Schalke for the services of Manuel Neuer, however they were told to come back next year. they will complete a last ditch transfer of Joe Cole for €17m.Everton want to spend every last penny they received from Joleon Lescotts sale and are planning two more signings. John Heitinga has agreed a deal to go to the Merseysiders for €7.5m. Everton also want to sign a €15m striker. They have agreed a deal with Juventus for David Trezeguet and will sign due to limited playin opportunities in Turin. Aston Villa will not sign anymore players due to them having no money


There's a big rumour doing the rounds down here in Swansea that Paulo Sousa is going to be given the boot within the next 48 hours. The club have come to an agreement with Bristol City that will see Lee Trundle released from his contract at Ashton Gate and see him take over as player/manager. Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins was so impressed with how well Roberto Martinez did as manager coming back to the club that he's prepared to take a gamble on crowd favourite Trundle.


Gary megson has said 2 b in italy watching a 22 year old italian striker called lanzafame.
wigan could complete the double signing from swansea of angel rangel and ferrie bodde but bodde could be 2 expensive

man utd want empoli duo masacci and pucciarelli and mongil from valladolid.
pompey r set 2 sell james nd kranjcar to spurs nd buy constanzo from basel and vukojevic from zagreb. (maybe)


Following our poor performance against Arsenal SAF has realised that we need to bring in a creative midfielder to replace Ronaldo. We cannot rely on own goals and friendly refs to win all our games and despite the facade SAF knows this.We were outplayed for 75% of this match and he's a shrewd cookie.Expect a late scramble for van der Vaart!


Man City News. . .

I believe there's a big deal about to happen with Barcelona for Yaya Toure ? I'm not sure were Robinho fits in with this as the Spanish media are saying a move the in the other direction is possible ? CITY will sign another TOP player before the Deadline.


Huge Breaking Man City News. . . .

Barcelona have made a bid for Robinho believe to be in the region of £40Million Man City have rejected the offer. . Await further developments if Fabregas Moves to Barcelona expect Yaya Toure @ Man City.


I've heard a cracker of a story(rumour) involving celtic and spurs. Apparently the Londoners are going to Offer 14 million for McDonald and McGeady. . . OR 6.5 million plus Pavyluchenko. This was teh talk of Easter road yesterday, and it is why Skippy hasn't been playing the way he normally would.

Also heard that Kris Boyd will not be going to Turkey, or Germany, or Monaco. .but will stay at Rangers and decide his future in January. As of 1st january, he can speak to any club that comes in for him, so he is waiting for the contract offer from rangers, who have previously tried and failed to sell him. If no contract comes along, expect him to sign for McLeish or Moyes in time for next season starting


Norwich City Football Club News

Paul Lambert will be using Tuesdays Johnstones Paint Trophy game to take a look at the remaining few 'dead–wood' players beore making a decision on what happens on deadline day.

Out of favour trio Darel Russell, Goran Maric and Dejan Stefanovic are all expected to take some part against the Bees and will need to impress to avoid being shipped out by Lambert.

Definate outs will be Wes Hoolahan, on his way to Paulo De Sousa's Swansea and Gary Doherty who is wanted by former team mate Malky Mackay at Watford

If Lambert can get a few quid for these two and prehaps a few more who are attracting interest then expect him to start dipping into the transfer market himself David Perkins transfer request at Colchester is supposedly a smoke–screen for his move to Carrow Road.
Lambert is also in the market for Crewe striker Calvin Zola, Col Utd defender Danny Fox and a few other targets.

Watch this space, it could be an exciting deadline day for Canary fans.


Brian Howard Of Sheffield United Will Sign For Reading This Week Not Sure Of The Fee.

Leigh Bromby Signed 4 Year Deal With Leeds!

So Sheff Utd Are Left Without An Attacking Midfielder But They Will SIhn Snodgrass From Leeds As He Seems To Be The Ideal Inform Attacking Midfielder Also Young So Can Only Get Better. Aswell As The Deal Being Likely To Go Through It Also Makes Sense As He A Class Better Than Brian Howard!


I Will Be Suprised If This Doesn't Happen!


Ronnie Moore is set to become the new Colchester United Manager on Wednesday.


DFC – local source confirms that dundee united director mr bennet is unhappy at still not recieving repayment of one of the 6 figure loans he gave to dundee football club. the first repayment is now 1 month overdue. dundee 'sugar daddy' mr melville has apparently refused to dip into his own pockets to pay off the debt. mr bennet rumoured to be putting dens park up for sale to the highest bidder. morrisons and sainsbury amongst the interested parties. part time football on the way and mr melville unhappy at the lack of points in the 1st division.


Hearts FC

Csaba Laszlo will be appointed Newcastle manager. A compensation package has been agreed with Hearts and Laszlo will arrive in Newcastle for talks. Representatives of Laszlo have been in discussions with Newcastle for some time and they expect a deal to go through next week.
Alan Kernaghan meanwhile will be appointed Hearts first team coach with Avram Grant to be named director of football.
Grant will be in control of the signing of players and contracts.He will also offer advice to Kernaghan. Romanov wants somebody he can trust after feeling badly let down by Laszlo.
Kernaghan has been assured that he will be in charge of training,tactics and the picking of players and will have this written into his contract before signing the deal.


Arsenal will bring in VanDerVaart,Matuidi,Vieira and Hangeland.These will all be finalised on deadlien day.Wenger is also considering making a bid for Juventus goaly Buffon.


Barnsley will appoint Craig Shakespeare as manager next week and he will bring in Brian Deane has his assistant manager after working with him whilst Deane was getting his coaching badges at Leicester during the 2008/09 season.

If Leicester block this move, Celtic coach Neil Lennon will be approached to become manager.


Iv jus heard from my uncle who works 4 a national newspaper bout the top 4 clubs next 24 hours. Man Utd r done bringing players in but welbeck may go on loan also anderson may leave!! Liverpool have no money n neither owner will cough up the cash!! Chelsea mite not b done as they feel dey need 1 more foward player. Arsene seen his team have alot of the ball but not realy create chances so is looking at another midfielder possible van der vaart to help fabregas create and also senderos will stay to january as everton have went for hetinga instead!!
ps Thanx to every1 who has wrote in thier rumours and keeping us all guessing n hope ur happy wif the players ur team has got!!!





michael johnson (man city) to cardiff – season long loan

kevin phillips (birmingham) to cardiff – 1 year long deal

ross mccormack to hull – £5 mil + daniel cousin

all happening BEFORE deadline day!

PLUS David Sullivan will buy out Cardiff City the day Carson Yeung completes takeover of Birmingham, with some of his old players joining Sullivan at Cardiff in January like Fahey, Muamba and Phillips in the unlikely case of him not signing this summer.



Man Utd to sign Ronaldinho and Douglas Costa in January.
Adem Ljajic to become the new kaka


I had a call from my brother who's a very good friend of one of the Derby County players,he told me that Kris Commons had a big bust up with Nigel Clough at half time during the Forest v Derby game,that's the reason why NC substituted him at half time, he will now be shipped out on loan when the loan window opens, Notts County are watching the situation to take him on loan with a view to buy, watch this space


Moyes has 2 up his sleeve if Bentley and hiet fall through . just hope he gets em'. .
Totally Toffee ( vdv, miguel )sshh xx


Moyes got 2 more in the bag let every1 kno deadline . .
its a RB + ?
Totally Toffee xx


The bid that Roy Keane said he rejected was for Colin Healy. Ipswich bought Healy from Cork for £50k pipping Hartlepool to the post. Healy is already out of favour at Ipswich and Hartlepool matched the price Ipswich bought him for. But Ipswich want about £600k which is out of Hartlepool's price range.


Rafael van der Vaart seen checking into a central Liverpool hotel this evening.

Liverpool to announce signing on Tuesday subject to successful medical and agreement of personal terms on Monday.


I have it from a very reliable source that Portsmouth are in advanced talks with a Polish defender.  That's all I know at the moment. Will let you know more if I can.




Liverpool are hijacking Everton's move for Ever Banega. Benitez has offered circa 8 million for the Argentine. Valencia are broke, and likely to go for the deal, even though Everton were willing to pay an extra 3 million after their loan proposal was successfully completed.



Spurs. Bentley will be getting a chance to show if he's got his head right. A bit of a reshuffle with Lennon on the left. Not sure Harry will go for NK as rumoured but if he is out of contract next year it might be good business. Chavez on loan seems a good bet accordong to ITK's but no–one knows about Sandro. Hary said unlikely now, possibly January. Which means no move for Jenas (still injured).


((( AFC Bulletin )))

Its been known that Real Madrid player Van der Vart has just rejected a move 2 BESIKTAS rumours suggest hes still may move 2 AFC , Van Der Vart has said a club which wants me is waiting 4 Real Madrid 2 lower the price ! AW 2 probaly sign Serbian Starlet Veljko Batrovic of FK Bubamaara hes likened by many as the new Lionel Messi . AW 2 give a last min offer 4 Bordeaux striker Chamakh either Senderos or Silvestre 2 be part of the deal .


Barnsley to appoint Steve coppel as manager!!


Boyd is going nowhere and especially not to Germany on 50K a week, he is determined to topple Coisty's scoring record as well as having a crack at the CL. Expect Beasley to be the last out the door at Ibrox this window. .

As for Dundee, well from what I hear there is a bit of a conspiracy theory on the go that they will go into administration and nobody will try to buy the club or clear debts as they want a single team in Dundee. the 2 clubs combined could attract 25'000+ every week and make themselves the 3rd biggest club in Scotland


Celtic have completed the signing of Korean international Ki–Sung–Yong. He will join up with the squad in January!
Marco Ruben will come in on loan with the option to buy.
Massimo Donati as you will all know has left and he will be the last major sale this summer except maybe Killen will go to Swansea befor the deadline!!
Hopefully Flood , McManus , Naylor follow soon and a few of the young boys and maybe even McCourt go out on loan!


Dundee Utd are to enter administration this week with debts of around £7 million. Tayside Police fraud officers are investigating a missing £750,000 from their books.
The administration will see an automatic 10 point penalty, this may trigger other clubs in the SPL following suit as Scottish football reels from the Setanta TV deal.


This is a liverpool fact!! Charles Itandje will sign for greek side Kavala.

_ThE– SiLeNt– WiTnEsS–


Dundee United have targeted Cowdenbeath defender Dean Drudge to replace crocked skipper Lee Wilkie who is set to retire through injury.Also midfielder Scott Robertson is keen on a move to Aberdeen,but manager Craig Levein wants more for the player than Aberdeen have offered.


I heard that scott brown to spurs in a swap deal involving tom huddlestone??? now i can't see this myself but i would bite your hand off for that!!!


According to recent reports, Bolton are looking to sign FC Nantes' croatian striker Ivan Klasnic on a season long loan deal. Umm. that's about it, for now.
Oh, and.
You got lucky Liverpool.


I have heard a credible rumour that Liverpool will attempt to bring rafael Sobis and Van Der Vaart to bring that edge to liverpool over the winter months and will look to kick on in the new year.However Benitez is really concerned regarding Agger,Benitez rates him highly but his injury problems worry him and the depth of Liverpool defence is not so good even with the greek signing.Liverpool will look at a Subotic but price may put Benitez off.Also expect Babel to move to Arsenal before window closes as his attitude is apalling.Arsenal will bring in Matuidi due to Song at ACN.



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