Football Rumours Archive May 31 2009


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Leicester city fc transfer news:

I posted the rumour about chris weale going to Leicester and he did and i have a few more.

Danny Pugh–Stoke–unknown fee
Dormushali Saidhodzha–CSK Sofia–£600,000
Simon Cox–Swindon–Swindon are holding on for £2.5million and if we don't pay this much we will go for David Healy of Sunderland–their asking price is £1.8 million.
Andrew Surman–saints–£1.2 million
Christian Nade–Hearts–£600,000
Ryan Smith–Saints–£500,000
Kelvin Davies–Saints–Free (cover for weale aswell as experience)
maybe more Ill tell when i find out

Patrick Kisnorbo–released
Bruno N'Gotty–released
Marc Edworthy–released
Paul Henderson–released
Barry Hayles–released
Billy McKay–released
Ryan Beswick–released
Lee Cox–released

Joe Hammond LCFC 4 LIFE
  Striker Danny Graham will leave carsile to take up and offer from swindon town who looked destined to lose star simon cox who looks set to leave for Leicester or westbrom.
  SPL & Scottish Cup Winners
Automatic entry to the Champions League

Kris Boyd was taken off at half time in the Scottish Cup win due to too much alcohol over the last week. This is all too typical of Scottish players. Both Boyd and Ferguson will go in the summer.

Others to leave are
Charlie Adam
Stevie Smith
Christian Daily
Graeme Smith
Alan Gow
Alan McGregor
David Weir

A total of 10 million raised wouldn't be bad.

Players in, so the rumour mill goes

David Healy
experienced centre back
Laryea Kingston
(Couple of loans)
  Just to let all you footy fans out there owen coyle had informal talks with celtic. they offered him £500,000 a year wages which he accepted. but when owen asked dermot desmond what his transfer kitty would be mr desmond told him £0. but he would be free to sell boruc mcgeady and brown as they are bad influences in the changing room and keep the proceeds to strengthen the team. That is why Owen Coyle turned Celtic down.I was told this at the dog track by close friend and former team mate micky weir And just so you know the new celtic gaffer will be none other than David o'leary. talks were held in jan as strachen had already decided to leave and there another reason why celtic made no signings in jan.
  Aston Villa will have a troubled pre seasonwith some big clubs in for there players

G Barry 10mil liverpool
A Young 20mil to man utd ( shock replacemnet for Ronaldo)
C Davies 10mil Arsenal
N Shorey 2.5 mil to Bcfc

Gibson from ManUtd McGeady from Celtic Bentley from Spurs Sendros / Eboue from Arsenal

A few players coming as well but sad times for us villians
  Whoever wrote this is letting terd info role out his mouth

Sammy Clingan – Norwich– 300k
Danny Webber – Sheff U– 300K
Adam Hammill – Liverpool – 400k
Jermaine Beckford – Leeds – 1.1 Million
Kyle Reid – Wolves – 750k

Bobby Hassell – Newcastle – 2 Million
John Macken – Hartlepool – 750k
Jamal Campbell Ryce – Wolves –3.5 Million
Heinz Muller – Blackburn – 1.75 Million

watch this space!

Firstly, why would Beckford want to move to Barnsley. You took till the last day of the season to stay in the Championship! He's being caughted by the likes of Burnley, Fulham and Birmingham.
Adam Hammill for £400 k! Are you mad! He's just signed a new 3 year deal with Liverpool so will cost over a million at least considering he is one of the most promising players in English football.
Kyel Reid isn't owned by Wolves! He was on loan from West Ham and Wolves are very keen to make the move permanent! He has been sensational for Wolves so why would he want to swap Premierleague football with West Ham or Wolves to get involved in a relagation battle in the Championship!
Campbell–Ryce wanted by Wolves. I grant that he is a good player but not a Premierleague player!
He is most probably going to leave anyway because he has outgrown the club. He'll probably go to someone a bit higher in the table. Roy Keane is interested to revamp his Ipswich.

There is pretty much a problem with all of these moves but I don't have all night to explain what is wrong with them

  Arsenal Please guys AW will not sign 8 or 9 players.
Ins: Sakho – 6mil Hangeland – 8mil Barry – 8mil Hazard4mil Total : 26mil Outs: Gallas – 5mil Adebayor – 25mil Senderos – 5mil Total : 30mil AFCGUNER

This is the real short list for the job

Slaven Bilic
Paul Lambert
Wim Jansen
Steve McClaren
Ruud Gullit

Harley will be gone, Hearts are talked about but it is more likely that it's going to be Leeds Utd

Scott Brown is off to Blackburn, the deal has already been done for 7M.

Boruc is on the radar for Spurs and Sunderland, but could be a surprise buy for Newcastle as they try to rebuild and come straight back up

McGeady is being looked at by Sunderland, Everton and Villa.

Celtic will probably pocket around 18–20M this summer on player sales.

Most of the players that had been looked at are on the back burner until the new gaffer is appointed
  Time to correct the rumour about Dany n'gussen and us. it ain't gonna happen, the small amount of money we have will go on potter from wolves. If this fails. clingan at norwich will be targeted. The only other transfers in will be loans or frees, with cork at chelsea on a season long loan. Outs could be woody with the money going to laws, god help us.
Also to the dingle who thinks heinz beans is worth 1.75 mln, keep taking ur tablets mate UTO
  So Barnsley are going to give Sheffield United £300k for Danny Webber? That's very nice of them but I'm not sure why they'd want to do that. After all, he was released during the week as he's now out of contract and Barnsley could have him for nowt! Webber's likely to join Palace btw.


Nick shorey
Meanuel Fernandes
Obafemi Martins
Yossi Benayoun
Gary ONeil
Allan McGregor
Carlos Tevez

DR Al Fahim wants to spend the ££cash££
he will also apoint sven goran eriksson as manager.
Man Utd news
Ronaldo 70 m
tevez loan expired
Nani 10 m
Brown 5 m
Gibson 3m
Kusczak 2m
Ben foster 5m
Danny Simpson 3m
Berbatov 28m

ins :
Villa 35 m
Ribery 35m
benzema 25m
Dodo 10m
douglas Costa 15m
Lopez 10m

To the person who typed this, this is some of the most pathetic bull i've ever seen.
Firstly, why the hell would United sell Foster and Kuckzack, these are the 2 goalkeepers who are fighting it out to be the next number one for United, it is basic fact they are both considered to have long term futures at United. Selling Nani is an outside possibility, but its more likely he will be given another season to prove himself. Brown has suffered injurys this year, the chances of Ferguson offloading him are practically none existant. I aint the biggest fan of Berbatov, but, he has been consistent, not amazing, but good enough, and considering what Ferguson went threw to sign him again there is absolutly no chance he will be offloaded. Ronaldo, well, at the moment there are no worry he will remain a United player, admitedly with this one, only time will tell, but anyone who's saying hes gonna move, is lieing simple as, its a case of just keep an eye on the situation, as long as Fergie is the manager i think he will remain a United player. Tevez is most likely going to be gone from Old Trafford, however there is a rumour now that United are willing to meet the asking price, so although admitedly United are now outsiders, he could still end up staying.
Now for the so called in's this fool has claimed. United are not in the business of wasting money, and are sufficiently covered in the left back department, so i rally connot see them making any move for Lopez.David Villa is a player i would like to see in a United shirt, but it is ridiculously unlikely to happen. As for Ribery, well considering Bayern Munich have just put a 100 million euro price on his head, that's a categorical no. Dodo is apparently close to signing for United. Benzema is a frequent rumour, but with so many other clubs hunting him its an unlikely one. Douglous Costa is actually quite likely.

One final note, to all these fans of small clubs trying to link they're clubs with Fraizer Campbell, he was loaned out to Tottenahm as a leverage to get Berbatov, and it was convenient for United as it meant he would get more experience, he is a player rated EXTREMLY high at United and considered to have a glittering future ahead, he is not about to be sold off, sorry to disappoint.
  To the person who said:

"I have it on good info that Sven is going to Pompey and he will need players so with Arab cash Tevez is coming as is Damian Duff and from MU and NU he will get Ronaldinho from Milan and V.Bommel from Bayern Taiwo will comefrom Marseille and Dembele from AZ in the Netherlands he will need an assistant who will be Bergkamp and from Ajax will come Vermaelen and Emanuelson from Twente Elia will be there and Vagner–Love will come from CSKA Moscow". .

Are you having a laugh?! I am a Pompey fan, and I for one am being very realistic about things for now! 1) The takeover is not even complete yet. 2) Sven could be off to Sporting Lisbon. 3) Why the hell would players like Tevez and Ronaldinho want to make a jump to a team like us right now? We don't even have a new stadium in the pipe line, let alone a decent training ground. It will take years to build a team that can challenge for Europe and push the top 4. Man City = Prime example of having loads of money but being able to buy some of the worlds best players. I also fear we may have already lost Glen Johnson, anyone pushing for Champions league football should be given a chance to go for it.
  Beckford & cisse to hull?
  Chelsea will start investing in youth to bring the average age down.Adam Johnson will be bought from Boro for around 6m,Arnautovic will be signed for 12.5m,Prosenik has already signed and chelsea are also looking at simon kjaer.The main signings will bezhirkov,pirlo,ribery,and ibra. drogba,anelka,kalou,malouda,ballack,deco,pizarro and carvalho.
  Im not related to anyone in the game, apart from my uncle who runs a sunday league team lol, i have no connections nor have i come across real madrids transfer plans on a bus, its simple, i've heard rumours and ive read official stories, what i've done is used some common sense and tell you guys what i think are strong possibilities for Manchester United FC.

Carlos tevez – okay every story and bit of speculation is suggesting Tevez is on his way out, however from what i've read i believe united will manage to find some kind of arrangement that will make the player a permanant fixture among the roster, i don't know how, i don't know what, i don't even know if it will happen.

Cristiano Ronaldo – I believe he is out, i think the madrid deal was struck last summer, from what ive read over the past year in various newspapers all seems to be the same, all fee's and terms all seem to match, not all these journalists could be wrong surely, i do think he'll go and i also think he will mature and become a better player there whereas united will find another superstar from somewhere.

Michael Carrick – i've read no stories about the Ex Spurs wizard but i do think he'll leave along with scholes, both are exceptional talents and you'll find out more behind this as you read on.

Danielle De Rossi – this man surprisingly hasnt been linked in any big transfer saga's, but from what i believe and in all honestly im never far wrong is that United will land the Roma ace for around 15 million, a defensive Midfielder that has the ability to pass the ball aswell or better than Iniesta, so maybe a great signing? i think he will make way for the carrick departure.

Juninho– this one is really picking up speed lately, many fans have spoke about this deal and now the papers are starting to bring this deal up, im not sure whether it will happen, but with ronaldo's exit imminent we need a set piece master aswell as us in need of another world class CM could he be the man? the man is 34 years old but still can probably cut it for atleast a year giving anderson a chance to mature, im sure we'll be seeing him in the premier league next season.

Giuseppe Rossi – as far as i know this deal is done, from what i understand and with a bit of common sense. Nani is believed to be on his way out of old trafford on a loan basis, well why not to Villareal they need a new winger and we want our CF back, 18 million buy out and a nani loan option to sweeten the deal, very very likely he'll be playing his trade along side rooney next season.

Luis Antonio Valencia – again i believe this deal is done, with no more L/R wingers up for grabs, he could be the man to replace ronaldo, okay it'll take alot for anyone to be 'CR7' but i think he has the potential to be a great winger, and hopefully a manchester united winger.

David Bentley – this deal shocked me, but if you think about it the winger/CM is extremely similar to that of David Beckham, and a bargain at 3–6 million pounds with wage demands of 40 thousand a week maximun, he could be a great signing, i hope this deal does go through as im one of the very few that still rates the Maestro as one of the best wingers around, lets hope we see him kicking a ball on the right side of manchester.

Glen Johnson – a potential deal that has sped up over the last month, with No real guaranteed place at anfield and even less chance of regular success, why wouldn't he jump ship to arguably the best side in the world? with neville and brown both injury prone and Rafael not quite there, also having O'shea as back up he'd be 1st choice for sure, i don't think he'd mature enough at anfield under Benitez although being a united supporter i would say that, but who knows, right? all we can do is hope.

Thats all i have for you guys today, thanks for reading.
  Man Utd for Aug 2009 – Ferguson to 'rejuvenate' squad again

7. Robben – Real Madrid
14. van der Vaart – Real Madrid
19. Huntelaar – Real Madrid
20. Sneijder – Real Madrid
(all part of money (80m) plus player exchange (~50m) for Ronaldo – balance of ~30m)

2. Neville – retire
7. Ronaldo – Real Madrid
13. Park – ~4m
32. Tevez – loan expiry (LFC, City, Real, AC, Juve)
Manucho – ~3m
Campbell – ~4m

Total out: 90m

Balance: ~40m

Offers for Berbatov may be listened to, with anything over 22m likely to be accepted, but this will not be made known to other clubs.

United to miss out on Ribery (to Barcelona, number 7) and Benzema (to Juventus, number 9).

Guus Hiddink, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho to be approached for manager's position during 2010, with view to commencement in summer 2011, at latest.
  Spurs Rumours

The move for Downing seems to be looking less and less likely. Anyways, HR seems to be interested in Bastien Schweinsteiger and Tevez, but he will not get both. Instead, look out for a young right back who HR reckons is a promising player. David Beckham might make a move here as well as perhaps van Nistelrooy.

COYS. Walakapow.
  Mr. A Wenger will have a big summer shake up this year re–signing both Thiery Henry AND Patrick Vieira. Henry will be joined by Yaya Toure in a deal that see's Emmanuel Adebayor head to Barca. Also on the shopping list are Ryan Babel and Gareth Barry who may join from Liverpool and Aston Villa respectively. Steve Mandanda will join from Marseille, as well as Joe Lewis joining from Peterborough as back up goalkeeper. Hatem Ben Arfa is another target and Matthiea Flamini is yet another player who may return after being unable to secure a place in Milan's midfield.
Another big deal in the pipeline is an exchange between Jan–Klaas Huntelaar and Robin van Persie.
Leaving Emirates will be Mikael Silvestre to Celtic, Tomas Rosicky to Borrusia Dortmund, Emmanuel Eboue to Roma and Manuel Almunia to Celta Vigo. Lukasz Fabianski will be loaned out as will Johan Djourou and Amaury Bischoff. Armand Traore will begin the new season in the first team squad for pre–season as will Kerrea Gilbert, Jay Simpson, Fran Merida and Jack Wilshere.
  Reading will sell star players James Harper and Stephen Hunt to Newcastle United.
  FIrstly Arsenal will get rid off;
– Bishoff(700,000)
– Diaby(6million)– Inter/ Aston Villa
– senderos(£5million)– german team, like wolfsburg
– gallas(6million)– PSG or Juventus
– Adebayor(21million)– ac milan
– Mikael Silvestre(850,000)– french side. .like lyon
– [Possibly]~Van Persie(£17–19million)–as he is struggling to sign a new conrtact–possibly to Barca or Inter

Loans out;
– Denilson–Spanish side. .possibly valencia/ villareal, to get tougher
– Lansbury–Championship team
– Eboue–Inter, for 1/2 a season
– Frimpong– Championship side

Ins for the gooners;
– Hangelaand(8.5million~fulham)– tall, strong and key centre back
– [possibly] Sakho(5million~ PSG)– brilliant young centre back with plenty of experience
– Gareth Barry(8–9million~ Aston Villa)– strong, experienced centre mid with good passing,tackling and box–to–box player. needed for 4+7 rule in 2009/10
– [if we don't get Barry] Lorik Cana(8million~ Marseille)– animal centre mid. . strong, good passing and superb tackler
– Maybe Huntelaar(14million~ Real Madrid)–if Van Persie leaves and as the "Galacticos"are returning, he has no place on the team. .

Other gunnars news
Wilshere will definetelyget more playing time after a brilliant youth team cup performance. Jay Simpson will get more time in the cup matches. .
Arshavin will get #10.

other transfers;
– Ibrahimovic~ Barca(38million or swap eto'o + £15 million)
– Deco~ Inter(7–8million)
– Sneijder~ Inter(16million)
– Ronaldo~ Real Madrid(70 million)
– Van de Vaart~ Chelsea/ Man Utd(13million)
– David Silva~ Liverpool(18–21million)
– David Villa~ Liverpool/ Real Madrid/ Chelsea(35million)
– Kaka~ Real Madrid(55–60million)
– Drogba~ Inter(17million)
– Ballack~ Bayern Munich/ Real Madrid(16.5million)
– Carvalho~ Inter(8–9million)
– Glen Johnson~ liverpool(12million)

the ambani group will takeover liverpool. their first priority is build the ambanni stadium at stanley park. the 100000 seater stadium.

then they will also give enough support to benitez to build the squad.

ins: lavezzi, aguero, barry, johnson, jesus and mertesacker
  To whoever questioned my rumour and said 'thank you. highly entertaining. messi to barca's rivals!are torres, fabregas and gerrard going there as well? '
Well, as I pointed out at the beginning of the rumour, they may not all join, but bids will be made, and Perez is likely to activate Messi's release clause, giving Barcelona no choice but to accept – and if you think its impossible for someone to move from Barca to Madrid, look at Figo and Ronaldo (brazilian) both of whom changed clubs, and both changed clubs whilst Perez was in charge.
  North West rumours

Oldham interested in David Fox of Blackpool
Lee Williamson to make loan permanent from Watford to PNE, Neil Mellor to go to Watford
Burnley want Joe Hart (Man City) season loan
  Portsmouth to buy . . . . matthew upson, ivanovic ,kyle naughton and walker ,manual fernandez ,miguel velouso ,nakamura, gudjohnson tuncay, sturridge . . . hyland will come to. . .few leaving . . .
  Big changes at rangers in the summer ally mccoist will be the new manager because walter is going upstairs and ally wants a younger fresher team so these are the players leaving and coming

a.mcgregor 4 million birmingham
g.smith free hamilton free falkirk
c.daily free dundee united
s.smith free st mirren
a.webster 500 k preston
c.adam 500 k blackpool
l.mcculloch stoke 1 million
b.ferguson 1 million birmingham
b.hendami free some french team
p.mendes 6 million lazio
a.gow preston 500 k
d.beasley 1 million schalke
k.boyd 5 million birmingham
a.velicka free back to hearts part of driver deal
s.naismith loan to sheff wed

total 19.5 million and freeing up some wages aswell with some big earners leaving like ferguson hendami mcgregor mculloch etc

g.smith motherwell free
tonnel 2 million
heriardson free
hutton spurs don't want to pay the rest of the money
driver 1.5 million plus velicka
fletcher from hibs 3 million
alan smith 1 million from newcastle

and a big name move for the fans

total 7.5 million so that is 12 million to keep the bank happy aswell plus with the 15 million champions league money so there will be no more debt at rangers because our debt in january was 26 million so with all this money they will be no more debt haha celtic fans cheer up cheerio 4 in a row 52 and counting WATP
  Chelsea could be getting:

Andrea Pirlo(AC Milan)
Kaka(AC Milan)

Ancelotti(AC Milan)
  "To the person who said Lescot to Villa 12m. Thats a complete lie as Lescott is a Wolves fan and has said on many occasions that he was brought up hating Villa. Alos moyes said he wouldntlet any player go this summer unless it was a major offer. And he wants at least 15–17m lescott. Also Everton are a bigger club e.g. Finished 5th Fa cup final don't have to qualify like villa for uefa cup!"

Whoever wrote this obviously doesn't know anything, Lescott was brought up in the Quinton area of Birmingham and supports Aston Villa!! (regulary comes back down to get his hair cut!) also in terms of club size and honours won Everton and Villa are about a par, all though no European cup for Everton???? . . plus Villa don't have to qualify for Europa Leauge either so please get your facts right, Cheers

10m CL money means the £3m debts will be paid off and the rest should hopefully go towards transfers.

Chris Brunt (West Brom) – 1.5m + Barry Ferguson
James McArthur (Hamilton) – 500k + Fleck out on loan
Andrew Driver (Hearts) – 2m (+ Velicka ???)
Rino Gattuso (AC Milan) – Up to 3–5m
David Healy (Sunderland) – 1.5m
Bruno Aguiar (Hearts) – Free
Herman Hreidarsson (Portsmouth) – Free

Barry Ferguson – West Brom
Allan McGregor – Premiership – 5m
Charlie Adam – Blackpool
Brahim Hemdani – Free
Christian Dailly – Free
Graeme Smith – Free
Andrius Velicka
Andy Webster
Kirk Broadfoot – Blackburn – 1m (=P)
DaMarcus Beasley
  Berbatov – Real Madrid (25 million)
Kaka – Real Madrid (35 million)
Ronaldo – Real madrid (65 million)(with Sneijder going the other way for (24 million)

Sneijder –Manchester United (24 million)
Van Der Vaart –Manchester United (24 million)
Benzema –Manchester United (35 million)
  Re Lord Chico,did tour team get relegated?Are you a champios league treasurer??dnt think so
so stop your bitchin.
it is a RUMOURS site after all!
Anyway to some rumours:
Rangers will try to offload the following or they will be released free–Dailly,Broadfoot,S Smith,G Smith,Velicka,Adam,Gow,Webster and Hemdani(Free)
Cash bids for McCulloch,Novo,Mcgregor and Ferguson are a strong possibillity!
Realistic Targets–
1 or 2 loans from Man Utd given gr8 relationship between Walter and Sir Alex,also expect 1 big money signing 2 appease fans if we lose McGregor and Ferguson for good money ,he will be a top striker.

  I saw Carlos Tevex pulling into West Ham's Chadwell Heath training ground. Seemed very happy and smiling. Looks like a Tevez/Ashton partnership for a Champions League place for 2010.
To the person that believes bent and milner are moving to man utd, you have approached a stage in your life that help will not be sufficient enough for you.
Man utd have lost the champions league final, so many haters are happy now. but never mind we will be back again next season, i promise.
We will however be bringing in two players and thy are david villa and antonio valencia. the players that will be departing will be tevez unfortunately and maybe nani.
It will be tough to stop Man Utd next season but i promise you i can confirm man utd will be keeping cristiano ronaldo next season , in fact he will be signing a new contract.
  Sheffield united rumours

n'guessan free

mattock 500k

woolford 800k

lita free

halford loan

beckford 1.25 million

koumas loan

tonge 900k

croft free
  I know want to be critical or anythig but to the guy who sent this >>>>>>
Big changes to be made at Sheffield United ahead of their title assault next season.

Geary – £2m
Sun Jihai – £2.5m
Hendrie – £2.75m
Carney – £1.5m
Sharp – £4m

Roger Johnson – 750k
Daniel Fox – 325k
Stephen Hunt – £1m
Jason Scotland – 650k
Steve Sidwell – £1.1m
Matt Derbyshire – 300k
Greg Halford – 400k
Simon Cox – 150k
Fabian Delph – £1.25m

your a bit hopefull arent you!su jihai 2.5m more like free!
Stephen hunt for 1m when reading have already turned down a 6m bid!
jason scotand 650k you got to be jokin more like 4m
and OMG steve sidwell 1.1m that's a joke hes worth like 8m
and FABIAN DELPH 1.25m! hes ded yooung and amazin and hes worth at least 6m and why would he go sheffield when man utd are after him!

anyway to some REAL news at the Brittania stadium

paul scholes to the potters for 2m as a player/coach role
ledley 6m
zigic 8m/cisse 6m/tuncay 6m/alan smith 4m/mark viduka 4m
foster/hart/kuschak (loan)
few players from france (defender and midfielder)
richard dunne 8m/habib beye 2m/steven taylor 3m
  In contrast to what many fans believe AW is on a tight budget again this year at Arsenal, due to slow sales at Highbury Square. He has conceded that investment is needed at the back and in the centre of the park, and he sees the sale of Adebayor as the neccesary evil required to fund his transfer kitty.

Out: Senderos (5m+), Diaby (6m+), Gallas (To be used as bait in a swoop for Sakho), Silvestre (if another club is willing to take on his wages he will be allowed to go on a free) and Adebayor (He will take anything above 18m but hopes a bidding war may push his value higher).
Also expect to see loan deals for Denilson (Prem or La Liga), Randall (Prem or Champ), J.E Thomas (League 1), Barazite (Champ or back to Holland), Bartley (League 1). The likes of Frimpong, Hoyte, Lansbury and Coquellin have been told to expect Carling Cup game time with the possibility of loans in January depending on how the season pans out.

In: Two centre backs, an experienced player with Hangleland, Bruno Alves, Chiellini and Albiol the main targets. Coupled with a younger prospect, the ones being mulled over are Sakho, Zapata and Bassong (AW sees them all as very much in the Arsenal mould).
Next up is a centre mid with the likes of Matuidi, Cana, Melo, Veloso, Inler all having scouting reports copiled, along with several other possibilites. Wenger would love to sign Alonso but believes there is no way Rafa would sell to another English club.

Don´t expect a replacement upfront for Ade unless RVP continues to stall on his deal in which case he will leave. Wengers´s priority is still to get him to sign so no targets have been seriously considered at this point.
  Birmingham City F.C.
Joe Hart (loan)
Stephen Carr (free)
Lee Bowyer (free)
Djimi Traore (free)
Oguchi Onyewu (free)
Bobo Balde (free
Giovanni Dos Santos (loan)
dean ashton
maybe scott mcdonald

Lucas Biglia
Djimi Traore
Barry Ferguson

  Rafa benitez wants the following targets, doesn't mean he is going to get them. These are the only high profile ones he is currently looking at:

Karim Benzema
David Villa
Carlos Tevez
David Silva
Sergio Aguero
Sergio Ramos

Unfortunately Tevez is a smoke screen to the biggest move that is going to shock the premiership. Karim Benzema and Fernando Torres will be playing together next season.
  Heard from a good source that Villa are submitting solid offers for:

Ryan Shawcross (Stoke)
James Morrison (Boro)

Not setting the world alight then. Good news is that big John Carew isn't going anywhere.
  Arsenal are not necessarily looking 4 experienced defenders, Wenger feels that in Toure and Gallas there is enough experience. Sebastian Bassong has reportedly been set a 15 million minimum but that may not stop Wenger from bidding. Sahko is a class act all round and to the guy who said he's 'overhyped' u clearly don't watch Ligue 1. If Wenger dosen't bid 4 him now his value will increase by next summer.

New Ajax coach Martin Jol has vetoed the idea of Vermanlen leaving the club and he will remain 4 a year at least. Albiol and Marchena are possibilities but both hold Valencia dearly and would prefer 2 reamin in Spain. Monaco CB/CDM
Cedric Mongongu may also remain in France to continue his development.

The midfield is where Wenger thinks needs experience, Gareth Barry is thought 2 favour a move 2 Arsenal over Man City or Tottenham a bid of 8–10 million may seal the deal. Veloso may also b on the move with Arsenal, Bolton and Man.City are all interested especially since Veloso's complaining has earned the ire of teamates and coach

The youngsters will come in, Cheltenham Town youngster Jamie Edge will join the youth set–up while Independiente GK Damien Martinez may join him along with Brazilian sensation Wellington.

Chelsea have already signed Yuri Zhirkov for 18.5 million and will follow it up by signing PSG'S Stephane Sessengon for 12 million. Carvalho could leave for 8 million 2 Inter while Juliano Belleti and Deco could b off 2 Spain with Atletico.

Real Madrid are set 4 a huge summer, ambitious new president Fiorentino Perez (who presided over the Galacticos era) is back with Zidane as his sidekick. They will look to sign Valencia quartet Villa, Silva, Albiol and Mata for 120 million + Negredo and Javi Garcia. Perez still wants Kaka and CR7 and is willing to pay 60 and 80 million repectively. It very much reamains to be seen whether any clubs will sell but Zidane is also pushing 4 a 50 million bid 4 Ribery. Villareal Manager Manuel Pelligrini is expected 2 b their next coach.
  To whomever sent this
"Frank Rijkard to be announced as Celtic manager & paraded on Sunday at Tommy Burns Tribute match.
Neil Lennon to stay on as Coach. Roy Aitken also Coach(!)
Bruno Aguiar (free)
Marc Janko (1.75M)
Michael Owen (loan for season)
James McCarthy (1.5M)
Ross McCormack (3M)
Damien Duff (undisclosed)"

Salzbourg will never sell Janko for only 1.75m they want 5m. and how will Celtic loan Michael Owen if he hasn't got a club yet he is out of contract. And Cardiff have already placed a 5m price tag on Ross McCormack. And unless your the new manager then how do you know what players are comming to Celtic.

expect Co Adriaanse to be unveiled as the new Celtic boss.

  Chelsea FC

in :

1)Yuri Zhirkov(reportedly already signing 4 year contract)
2)Rafael Van Der Vaart
3)Edin Dzeko
4)Marko Arnautovic
5)Sergio Aguero
6)Emmanuel Addebayor
7)Franc Ribery
8)Ashley Young
9)David Beckham
10)Andrea Pirlo

out :

1)Didier Drogba
3)Ricardo Carvalho
4)John Obi Mikel
5)John Terry(to Man City–is impossible)
6)Claudio Pizarro
  Hearing funny rumours on this site. More and more talk of Michael Owen on his way to Celtic, pure dreamers. Why would Owen move to a team who's just finished 2nd in the SPL? In a league of 2 teams, just silly. Now for some FACTS!
Liverpool will be having a clear–out for next season, which Rafa stated in April. CHARLES ITANDJE will leave for around £500k, with Montpellier sniffing around him after securing promotion to Ligue 1. ANDREA DOSSENA will go back to Italy, with AC Milan looking to buy him. Insua and Aurelio are better than him and that makes him surplus to requirements. He is down as the 2nd best Italian LB however, behind Chiellini, so will leave for the lucrative fee of £7m. PHILLIP DEGEN will be leaving for £1m. VFL Bochum are looking likely to sign him. ALVARO ARBELOA will join Sevilla, as he will make up for funds and will leave for £8m. LUCAS LEIVA is on his way out for £6m, with Corinthians preparing a bid for him. Despite shocking performances since his arrival, he's highly rated in Brazil, so Rafa will have a £10m buy–back clause. RYAN BABEL will leave for Arsenal for £10m, with first option on Theo Walcott. Arsene is a huge admirer of Babel and believes he can get the best from him. Plus he's never one to back down from a challenge. After an amazing season, YOSSI BENAYOUN will leave for £10m. His performances has sparked the interest of Aston Villa and Fulham, although I think he'll join Villa as Barry's replacement. JERMAINE PENNANT will also leave on a free. Portsmouth don't want him, especially after being taken over, so it looks like it's either Stoke or West Ham. ANDREY VORONIN is off to the Bundesliga, but not for the £3m as suggested. Hertha BSC have decided not to take up the offer and will join Hoffenheim for £4m after hitting 11 goals this season. ADAM HAMMILL is off to the Premiership. After glowing performances for Blackpool, Burnley and Cardiff are leading the chase for him. The fee is £1m, but Benitez wants a £4m buy–back clause. Finally, PAUL ANDERSON will join Watford as Liverpool no longer want him and will join for £500k. JACK HOBBS has left for Leicester for £500k and SAMI HYYPIA has joined Leverkusen on a free. Loans will be DAVID N'GOG to Nancy, DAMIEN PLESSIS to Wolves, NABIL EL ZHAR to Burnley, with a £1m view–to–buy, JAY SPEARING to Preston, MARTIN KELLY to Plymouth, KRISZTIAN NEMETH to Scunthorpe and DANIEL PACHECO to Almeria. Ins are MICHAEL TURNER for a fee of £4m. Despite his new contract Hull will not stand in the way of his future. GLEN JOHNSON for £10m, with the deal being decided in February. A surprise move for former player ANTONIO BARRAGAN, who had a £4m buy–back clause when sold to Deportivo, and Rafa now feels he has flourished enough. DAVID SILVA will sign for £20m. Valencia attempted to start a bidding war which never happened, and are willing to settle things at £20m. GARETH BARRY will join for the reported £9m, to strenghten to CM. With Gerrard, Masch, Alonso and Barry, it is by far the best CM in the world. DANIJEL PRANJIC will replace Benayoun as RM for £8m. Rafa is an admirer and he has came out and said he'd be intersted in making the move. ALVARO NEGREDO is a done deal, £8m with Pacheco going the other way on a season–long loan. BOJAN KRKIC will join on a season–long loan. Barca feel this would be great experience for the young striker and would build his strength, but Rafa is trying for a view–to–buy at £10m. If Rafa can;t get that, then MICHAEL OWEN is his second choice. He'd also be a free and would please many fans to have "Saint Michael" back at the club. Finally, to partner Torres is between SERGIO KUN AGUERO or DAVID VILLA. Villa would've been signed in January, had Keane not taken so long with the deal. This deal would only take out £10m of Rafa's £40m budget (£25m + Keane), as the yanks are willing to open their checkbooks for another top class striker. CARLOS TEVEZ is just a smokescreen, although Ferguson doesn't know it and it's being used to do his head in as well. The fee would actually be £25m, but would leave Benitez with £14m after all sales and signings. Rafa will then make another few alterations in January. ALBERT RIERA will be back in Spain for Villarreal for £10m and STEWART DOWNING will sign for £9m. This does depend on whether Downing is still there, as he will leave for £5m in the summer due to his injury. If he isn't avialable, DAMIEN DUFF will be chosen for £5m.I can see the Downing one happening so this will leave Rafa with a healthy budget of £15m. He will then bring in a world class RM which would be ARJEN ROBBEN. the £15m left would all be blown on him.
Also, Franck Ribery is signing for Chelsea for £45m, Karim Benzema will join Man Utd for £35m and a shocking move will see Carlos Tevez sign for Tottenham for £18m and will be joined by Schweinsteiger for £10m. Man City will sign Raul Albiol for £8m, Emmanuel Adebayor for £30m and Rafael Van Der Vaart for £14m. Arsenal will sign Klass–Jan Huntelaar as a replacement for Adebayor on a season–long loan with a £15m view–to–buy and Marchena for £7m.
  Cardiff city
will make triple signing next week,they have agreed deals for sam sodje,lee croft,and sam vokes on season long loan.
heard this from reliable source.
  Next Sunderland Manager will be Frank Rijkaard
Suggest you all lay the pants off Bruce on Betfair!!!
  Super Reds Barnsley FC signing David McGoldrick from Southampton or Billy Sharp from Sheff Utd for 1.2m. Also after a new CB. Adam Hammill to sign on season long loan with view to purchase at end of deal.
  "Takeover news from Liverpool , Anil Ambani(who is a massive fan of football) has made a bid of £475m for the club and it looks like it will be accepted. If this happens world class players will come to Liverpool and he also has plans for a massive 80,000 seater stadium at Stanley Park"

Whoever wrote this is spot on. But further details are that the takeover will not occur unitl late August, so transfer dealings will not be done by his account. He is therefore willing to make a 35mil loan to Hicks & Gillett to bolster Benitez's transfer budget for this season to £58mil + whatever sales he makes.
  . . . . 29th May, i saw Habib beye in a porsche leaving Hull, also my freind claimed to have seen kevin philiips and frazier campbell both driving into Hull.
  To the deluded real madrid fan saying the likes of alonso ronaldo kaka vidic and villa are all going to real madrid er you forgot gerrard tevez lampard rio ferdinand and ferguson as the manager i also hear diego marradona will be assistant coach.

get real madrid fans your glory days are over.

for some real rumours for the best league in the world:

man united:
ronaldo staying put

wes brown

tevez and silva are coming in the owners arent gonna mess rafa around this time with his wish list as these players are realistic targets

big bids for the likes of ribery and villa
before the new manager is actually confirmed

man city:
(god knows)
more than likely aging legends:
ronaldinio springs to mind
  When Kevin Blackwell departs to Queens Park Rangers from play off losers Sheffield United he will also bring Nick Montogomery, Stephen Quinn and Chris Morgan to add a touch of style and creativity to help aid QPR's highly anticipated assault for promotion. Other rumours circulating Blackwell beleive he is also tempting former Crystal Palace man and currant Melbourne Victory player Kevin Muscat and West Brom striker Craig Beattie in joining him especially as Beattie had an excellent last few months at Bramall Lane.
  I was at liverpool training ground this mornin and no players came in as there all away for holiday break but carlos tevez agent came in aswell as rafa.Also runours have gone around that david ngog is going on year loan to cardiff.
  After the recent news there is no doubt that Real Madrid is going to be the most active team this summer. .
I've never heard so much bull in one post
of course real will get all of these players. .
i can tell you that they neither get ronaldo or kaka
maybe villa 'cause he stated very often that he prefers to stay in spain but personally i hope he stays with valencia.the same goes for silva.
so now to my beloved red devils
would love to say that tevez will stay but i don't think it would happen. i'm very sad about this 'cause he's great player. i just hope that sir alex will do the right thing and will finally get the man everyone wants:Karim Benzema!it's no secret that sir alex is an admirer of him and i hope he'll finally gets his man.and that will mean the early end of a misunderstanding named berbatov.if benzema comes he will force berba to sit down on the bench.rooney benzema the ultimate combination.i still think that ronaldo will stay as long as sir alex is the boss.if not and that's a big IF i think united will pounce for either ribery,aguero or silva. .but silva stated very clearly that he wants to stay in spain.someone i also would love to see is gourcuff this boy is pure class. .but we have ando and ando has it all to become a great player. .i just hope that gourcuff will not return to milan because that retiree club is not the club where he belongs to.I'm a big admirer of these young french players like gourcuff,ben arfa,mandanda,gignac etc. they are the future ;) hope we'll secure some of them.
  To the person who put
"Ashley Young or Lennon to Arsenal"
there are severel things wrong with that.
Spurs would never sell anyone to Arsenal.
We have enough wingers any way.

Adebayor–Barcelona part x/c
Gallas–PSG 5m
Senderos–Wigan 5m
Rosicky–Valencia 7m

Henry Part x/c
y. Toure x/c
Mexes 6m
Sakho 5m

  Due to my nephew and Bryan Gunn being neighbours,he has let me onto to the secret that Darren Huckerby is making a comeback to Norwich,The MLS player of the year is to be involved in a club share,similar to David Beckham.Also expect Andy Marshall to be coming back to the club as he has been in talks .

Expect a major clearout at Home Park as Sturrock looks to reduce the wage bill. With Blackburn demanding £2m for Gallagher, it looks unlikely he will be staying, as Argyle simply cannot afford this.

That being said, Sturrock is very happy with the squad as a whole, especially with the 4 exciting new prospects signed to professional contracts in: Head, Mason, Gerring and Brett. So the only department that he sees needing real replacements is Midfield.

So his top targets are:
Brahim Hemdani – Rangers – Free
Adam Hammill – Liverpool – Season Loan with view to buy in January for £1m
Carl Fletcher– Crystal Palace – Free

Sturrock is also targeting the following to increase squad competition:
David Gray – Man Utd – £250k
Chris Killen – Celtic – £500k

Leaving Home Park this close season will be:
Roudolphe Douala – Out of Contract
Emile Mpenza – Out Of Contract
Steve MacLean – £150k – Leeds
Craig Cathcart – End of Loan
Alan Judge – End of Loan
Paul Gallagher – End of Loan
James Paterson – Aberdeen – £300k
Dan Smith – Released
Jermaine Easter – £100k – Yeovil
Yoann Folly – Seasons Loan – Exeter
David McNamee – £100k – Hamilton

  It sure will be an interesting transfer summer this year. This is a full list of what we can expect to see in the transfer market. Remember these are all just rumours, i am just posting them so people can look forward to what MIGHT happen this summer.

Glenn Johnson – Liverpool
Tevez – R.Madrid/Liverpool
Benzema – Man Utd
Zhurikov – Chelsea
Yaya Toure – Arsenal
Alixander Hleb – Man City
Ronaldinho – Man City
Owen – Villa
Bentley – Villa
Christian Benitez – Birmingham
Ronaldo – R madirid (Personally i think he'l stay)
Schoels – Stoke/Bolton in some sort of coaching role

Lets wait and see :)
  Southampton Rumours, finally after being takenover, the club are looking to progress and go back to the championship at the first time of asking.


Paantelainen – Manager (will resign from hibs to come to us)

Lambert 1m – Bristol Rovers
Kelvin Davis – New contract
Cox 1m – Swindon
Prutton 300k – Leeds
JP Saeijs Free – Roda JC
Denneboom 500k – FC Twente
Baird 500k – Fulham

Expect to see one championship player drop down to league 1 for roughly 3million pounds, mainly to show fans that pinnacle are serious.


Wotte Manager –Sacked

Surman 2.5m – Newcastle
Dyer 400k – Swansea
Schneiderlin 5m – Man Utd
Saganowski Free – Legia warsaw
Rasiak 1m – Sheff Wed/ Burnley/ Watford

Paantelainen will be given all money from player sales.

I know this because i am a employee at the club and have seen baird and cox both at the ground this week.
  Bristol City signings:

Jan Vennegoor of Hessilink fee ranging £500,000 to £1.5 Million from Celtic.
Andrew Surman £1 Million from Southampton
Danny Graham – Free from Carlisle
Sam Sodje – Free from Reading

Lee Trundle – Norwich City, £200,000
Peter Styvar – Swindon Town on Loan

Few younger players to join League 2 teams such as Cheltenham to gain experience such as Tristan Plummer and Christian Riberio
  To the person who said Lescot to Villa 12m. Thats a complete lie as Lescott is a Wolves fan and has said on many occasions that he was brought up hating Villa. Alos moyes said he wouldntlet any player go this summer unless it was a major offer. And he wants at least 15–17m lescott. Also Everton are a bigger club e.g. Finished 5th Fa cup final don't have to qualify like villa for uefa cup!
  To the incompetent Geordie:
–Fabian Delph has a value of 6mil, and has three years left on his contract, meaning his selling point would be around 7–8mil. To even consider a bid for both Delph and 2mil–rated Beckford from, let me remind you, KEN BATES, you are looking at double what you have quoted, or Bates will not let them leave.
–Shearer will surely go for players who have experience playing in the Championship anyway. I'd be looking out for Nigel Quashie, Marlon Harewood, Kevin Phillips and Jonathan Greening at St. James' Park next season. Shearer is a pundit; he knows that these players know how to get promoted into the top flight.

Still, funny he got relegated.
Malcolm Shaffer
  Who are celtic going to sign michael owen on loan from?– free agent fc?
Where are celtic going to get 20million transfer budget from?
Why would krancjar leave newly investment attractors portsmouth for Celtic?
As for the celtic fan laying into the rangers fan for saying that they would sign akinfev on the cheap then going on to say that they would say that d.lopez and guti would be heading to celtic park!
Who needs a manager when you've got a sense of humour like that eh?
Pirlo to chelsea
Barry to atrsenal
Martinez to liverpool
Lucio to arsenal
  Now that the hangover has dissappeared after Wednesday night's exploits in Rome, here is MY take on the summer at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo – has been excellent for the last few seasons but is no longer a team player. Those that think they are bigger than the team (RVN, Becks, Keane, Ince) tend to be moved on pretty sharpish. A deal will be done with Real Madrid this summer. I reckon 50 million plus Schneider (spelling sorry)

Nani – has been nothing short of rubbish. If SAF can find a buyer then expect him to be offloaded for 10 mil or used as a year long loan to Wigan in exchange for Valencia. Personally I'm not convinced Valencia is United material but we shall see.

Tevez – 25 mil is a lot for a striker that doesn't score all that often. Expect him to sign for Liverpool or Man City.

I think SAF will surprise a few people in the summer with his signings. The press are banging on about Benzema and Ribery, both of whom would be welcomes with open arms, but I think these are decoys. I think Obafemi Martins will join for 9 mil from Newcastle and Ashley Young will arrive from Villa for 18 mil.
  Lee Croft is weighing up 3 definite offers having met with Bristol City, Ipswich and Coventry City. He'll decide his future in the next two weeks but Bristol City appear to be favourites having offered a 3 year contract with the others offering 2 years. Source ? Family.
  Chatted to David Graham in the Revolution (Gateshead) recently and he said he's leaving Carlisle and thinking over a move to Bristol City. But he's not sure about moving that far away and waiting to see if any clubs closer to home come in for him.
  Hull City:

Robert Pires
Habib Beye
Gary O' Neil
Frazier Campbell (Possibillity)

Richard Garcia
Caleb Folan
Dean Marney
Peter Halmosi
  Lets start with the Wheater debate. Unless someone bids stupid money he will be a boro player next season. £3 mill quoted by some idiot is not stupid money. He has come out and said he will be playing at riverside next season.
Gomez who was on loan at swansea could be our 1st signing £3 mill.
Beckford for £1.5 mill only 1 year left on contract.
Downing could be at the riverside for another year due to his injury which cud be a major boost
  Manchester United could offer a 1–year contract to Michael Ballack
  AC Milan, Real Madrid and Man City may make a £23mil move for Dimitar berbatov
  Stoke city are after paul scholes
  Liverpool ins:
Lavezzi, to be used as a winger or sub striker– 19m and dossena
Juan Mata will take over the silva deal as Rafa is unhappy that deal was leaked, can play anywhere as a forward– 17m
Glen Johnson agreed as part of the crouch transfer, new owner may try to bloke the move though– 12m
Any 2 of; David Wheater, Micah Richards, Michael Johnson, Adam Johnson, Steven Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Stewart Downing, David Bentley. in compliance with 6+5 rule coming in over the next 5 seasons.

Liverpool outs:
Babel 11m, Dossena (swap), Leto 2m, Hyypia free, Pennant free, Degen 1m, Hobbs 0.4m, Anderson o.5m.

sales plus money made from keane deal plus owners = 65m!
Lavezzi 22m
Johnson 15m
Martinez 12m
Wheater 6m
Zezinho 3m
Castaignos 4m

Dossena 7m
Alonso 23m
Lucas 8m
Degen 2m
Itandje 1m
Leto 3m
El Zhar 2m

Zhirkov 19m
Young 15m
Adebayor 21m
Dzeko 16m
Sessegnon 14m
Pirlo–swap AC Milan

Pizarro 6m
Deco 8m
Belletti 3m
Carvalho 11m
Mikel 14m
Essien–swap AC Milan
Mineiro free
Ferreira 3m

Hangeland 8m
Bassong 12m
Sakho 11m
Veloso 11m
Chamakh 9m
Akinfeev 4m

Adebayor 21m
Gallas 10m
Bischoff 1m
Toure 15m

Man Utd
Benzema 35m
Valencia 19m
Douglas Costa 11m
Walter 13m
Dodo 6m

Ronaldo 80m
Tevez 25m
Berbatov 29m
  Here's some real rumours/facts

David Silva – Liverpool – 17M
Cristiano Ronaldo – Madrid – 79M
Yuri Zhirkov – Chelsea – 17M
Ezequil Lavezzi – Liverpool – 25M
Carlos Tevez – Inter Milan – 25M
Jo – Everton – 14M
Joa Moutinho – Man City – 19M
Kolo Toure – Man City – 10M
Glen Johnson – Liverpool – 8M
Gareth Barry – Tottenham – 8M
Stewart Downing – Tottenham – 7M
David Bentley – Everton – 7M

Liverpool To Be Took Over !
City To Splash Cash !
Pompey To Buy Spine Of Team !

  Barnsley fc

Barnsley fans may think that this is all lies but next week we will sign jamie cureton on a free transfer. Also we will sign jermain beckford from leeds and damien johnson from birmingham.
  Hearts will be signing the following people

ian black
lee miller
leigh griffths
rudi skacel
paul hartley
maurice ross
darren barr
scott arfield
  In the summer Portsmouth will be given £100M to spend from their new takeover.

They will buy :–

Balotelli (Inter) – £13M
Paulo Ferreria (Chelsea) – £2M
Sakho (PSG) – £16M
Marek Hamsik – (Napoli) – £22M
Alex (Chelsea) – £5M
Ivanovic (Chelsea) – £5M
Ashley Young (Aston Villa) – £35M

However players will be leaving :–

Glen Johnson – Liverpool
Kranjcar – Man City
Kanu – Returning home
Hreiderson – Celtic
  Liverpool Question. Has anyone heard anything about Eto'o coming to LFC since the transfer rumor first came out in late March?
  Cardiff City News

Andrew Surman was discussing terms with Dave Jones today as everyone was focusing on the big F.A Cup final with Chelsea and Everton. Supposedly a £400,000 fee has been agreed between Southampton and Cardiff and Darren Dennehy is going to St. Mary's on a season–long loan.

The South Wales based club is also in talks with Bristol City's Welsh midfield maestro Gavin Williams over a possible 2 year deal to replace Steven McPhail, who is moving to rivals Bristol Rovers.

Jay Bothroyd is subject of a 6 figure fee from Newcastle, as Michael Owen, Obafemi Martins and Xisco are leaving. The former England U21 "star" does want to leave Cardiff after failing to get promotion to the Premier League.

And last of all, Michael Chopra is very angry with a rumour of him going around on a Cardiff Cit fan forum saying he gambles too much. The Indian born striker wants to forget it all though, and focus scoring goals for his club.

o/ o/ o/ o/ o/ o/
  Have just heard that Northampton Town are rumoured to be signing released MK Dons player Alan Navarro!
  I've heard that roberto mancini hs been spotter in newcastle airport as he is ready to have talks with sunderland chairman niall quinn. He will be given a 50 mill tranfer budget by ellis short.

Potential targets for mancini:
ivan cordoba – inter milan – 3mill because mancini loved working with him
darren bent – spurs – 5mill because SAFC need a natural goal scorer
richard dunne – man city – 3mill because we need a leader at the back to sort the rest out
aiden mcgeady – celtic – 8mill ngers to get the ball crossed into kenwyne jones
tuncay sanli – boro – 7mill because he doesn't want to leave the north east and he want to play in the prem
stewart downing – boro – 10 mill same reason as mcgeady and also that he loved the fans when he had a loan spell at the sol before maclaren realised how good he is
benjani – man city – loan with view to sign him for 3mill

  Scunthorpe United

I'm a season ticket holder at Scunthorpe and have good links with people in high places at the club.

Danny Welbeck – Loan
Jack Cork – Loan
Henri Lansbury – Loan
Kevin Nicholls – Luton – Undisclosed
Chris Martin – Norwich – £250,000
Enoch Showunmi – Free – (He's getting released by Leeds)
Richard Hinds – Sheffield Wednesday – £400,000
Andy Holdsworth – Free
Joseph Mills – Free
Liam Trotter – Free
Willy Guéret – M.K Dons – £200,000
Anthony McNamee – Swindon – £150,000

Kevan Hurst – Brighton – £150,000
Jonathon Forte – Loan – Notts. County
Marcus Williams – Crystal Palace – £300,000
Joe Murphy – Free
Ian Morris – Free – Carlisle
Gary Hooper – £1,000,000 – Bolton
Ben May – Lincoln City – £75,000
Peter Winn – York City – £10,000

Other sources tell me that manager Nigel Adkins is on his way out of the club and heading for the job at Aberdeen, the possible replacements lined up include current assisstant managers Andy Crosby and Ian Baraclough as well as Jim Gannon, Aidy Boothroyd and Brian Little.
  To whoever said'The following are a couple of big name rumours that I believe may happen – this doesn't mean they will, and no, I am not Sepp Blatter's hairdresser, or Platini's cousin's friend's dad etc.
Prepare for a mass striker 'pass the parcel game'
Firstly, Man city will sign Adebayor from Arsenal for around £26m, Arsenal will then use £12m of this to re–sign Henry (if you read Wengers recent comments, it looks possible)Tevez will then join Liverpool, and be replaced at United by Benzema. This leaves Barca short of strikers, so they will sign Ibrahimovic for £65m, however, they will only be able to fund this once Madrid have activated Messi's buy out clause and bought him, (Barca will use the left over money to buy Forlan) and Madrid will also add Villa to their ranks. Chelsea have no need for a new striker, however they need idfielders, I expect a bid for Zhirkov to go through in the next few days (written 28th May)

thank you. highly entertaining. messi to barca's rivals!are torres, fabregas and gerrard going there as well?

Actual rumours:
Liverpool will buy Silva, Aguero and Wheater,Alonso will go to real madrid for 30m to finance these deals, babel and lucas will also be used in these deals.
Chelsea will not buy benzema, why would he want to go there as opposed to the host mof clubs who want him who play good football; he'll be off to real or united.
Arsenal will buy lorik cana too for 10m.
Justice For the 96.
  Heard from a director in Goodison that Davie Moyes has a clause in his contract that he would be allowed to talk to Celtic should they ever come calling – Fact! He wanted to wait until after the FA Cup today that they lost before talks would start
  Just rumours I've heard:
Arsenal to sign Dzeko of Wolfsburg. Aston Villa will sign Owen Hargreaves for £10m.Chelsea have signed Yury Zhirkov for £18m and Franck Ribery for £45m. Liverpool will have a clearout and sell Dossena, Babel, Lucas, Voronin, Benayoun and Arbeloa. Will sign Aguero/Villa, Silva, Johnson, Barragan, Owen, Albiol, Pranjic and Downing with the money. Man U will sign Benzema and Mutu. Sell Berbatov and Ronaldo. Man City will sign Ronaldinho, Tevez and Nesta.
  My friend's brother works at Man Utd, and he swears to me that he saw Tuncay being shown around Carrington. Ferguson believes he is good and young enough to help them rival Barcelona.
  Right. . Someone posted yesterday that Ronaldo, Villa, Kaka, Silva, Albiol, Maicon, Xabi Alonso, Vidic and Clichy will all be signing for Real Madrid next season. . Ronaldo (£75m+), Villa (£30m+), Kaka (£65m+), Silva (18m), Abiol (£12m), Maicon (£20m), Alonso (£20m+), Vidic (£25m+), Clichy (£15m). . . That means Real will be spending about £270m this year. . NO WAY!! Tehy will be lucky to get 2 or 3 of those players, not all of them, and they have no one worth selling for any money other than Robben and M.Diarra. . maxium of about £25m between them. . Not going to happen. In other news, CHelsea will definatly be signing one of either Ribery, Benzema or Villa. Don't be surprised to see one of them at Stamford Bridge. Also just wait for the announcement that we have signed Zhirkov. Will be in next few days.

Blue Nutt


Haven't posted anything on here for a while but something had to be done when I read some retards rumour about Clichy being sold because "Wenger rates Gibbs"! Gibbs' future is in midfield or out wide, Wenger's playing him at left back to learn defensive responsibilities, like playing Walcott out wide to improve the timing of his runs and his ability to go past people. . Every true Gooner knows this! I hope that's the last time I hear that nonsense, it's not even plausable!!!

Gallas could go (obviously), with Hangeland (hopefully) coming in. He's signed a new contract, but it is well known that Fulham are broke as f##k! So there's always the possibility. Bassong would be great, but lets look at what Wenger has already said. . "I will look for 1 or 2 experienced players, we have too many inexperienced younger players". So basically no Bassong. Good shout on Song going to centre back though. Without that move, Wenger wouldn't be able to bring in a defensive midfielder, because otherwise that purchase would be of a THIRD defensive midfielder. Plus there needs to be a future partner of Djourou. Djourou and Song in 3/4 years time looks very promising. A centre back and defensive midfielder will definitely be bought.

Arshavin will be staying at left mid, so that will mean if we did lose Ade, a replacement would DEFINITELY be brought in. Arsvhain is typical of a Wenger wide–man. Look at Pires, Freddie, Hleb, Rosicky, Nasri, they're all naturally more suited to playing behind the strikers. At Arsenal we get our width from our over–lapping full–backs, our wide–men are used to cut in behind the strikers. The reason why he goes for these particular creative midfielders is that they have pace and the ability to go past players, hence why a very similar player (without the pace) Cesc Fabregas, is kept behind the strikers even though he is of a very similar mould.

So with money from Senderos (£6m?) Gallas (£4/5m maybe) plus the reported £13m (probably more), a centre back and defensive midfielder will be bought. A striker will only be bought if Adebayor leaves.

In the words of that funny meercat. . SIMPLES!

  Jermain Beckford will be staying in Yorkshire, and siging for Sheffield United. Meanwhile, Billy Sharp is going to be leaving with Barnsley sniffing around. Howeever, this seems unlikely due to the "chris morgan and Iain Hume" affair.

Barnsley are also interested in signing Richard Cresswell. but they face stiff competition from Championship side Plymouth Argyle.

Sheffield Wednesdays Young Defender Mark Beevers, is looking for a move to the Premiership, Bolton are the favourites to sign him.


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