Football Rumours Archive April 03 2009


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Liverpool are looking at arda turan after he told the press he would prefer a move to liverpool, even though arsenal where frontrunners for his signature. Sebastian leto will be back up for riera when he comes back on loan, IF he gets his permit. Liverpool are also looking at strikers who will come under 12mil so that takes villa out the pic (not sure who tho), glen johnson which you all no is a target, but if darby is a big success may not need johnson. Possibly another right winger as back up arda as rafa wants more creativity in the team. Going will be Ngog on loan; Lucas possibly on loan; Dossena will go (£5–7mil) if leto gets his permit otherwise he will stay as left winger back up; Pennant go for around £3–4mil; babel might go on loan but will not be sold unless he really wants out; itjande £1–3mil; Spearing loan; el zhar loan.
  Michael Owen could be on his way to either Aston Villa or make a shock return to Liverpool, to boost his chances of getting back to the England Squad.

Newcastle United are hopeful of keeping centre back Bassong, but if they don't then a trade offer could be put in place to Arsenal, with Senderos coming the other way.

Finally David Beckham could be making a shock return to Real Madrid. The Spanish Champions are reported to be offering in the region of 10 million for the England international. But the Spaniards may have competition though, with AC Milan (obviously) or West Ham, who he supported when David was at a younger age.
  Leeds are interested in doing a swap deal wiht watford between rasiak and beckford. They believe rasiak will boost there chanes of surviving in the championship if they are promoted.
However, beckford could ruin this deal due to his dream move to totenham. He wants to play in a top team, whilst he is at the peak of his career.
Newcastle and west ham are also believed to have some interest in the striker, with newcastle offering andy carroll as a swap.
If newcastle go down to the championship, odafemi martins could be on his way out to arsenal, resulting in a path for adebayor to leave to barcalona, where he can link up with former team mate thierry henry.
With an added striker, this places the path for eto'os departure to happen, with man city and liverpool leading the cahse for the cameroon international.

My contact at LFC tells me Eduardo Macia is working on several players at the moment for the summer. Expect at least one of Johnson, Barry or Lennon in to inrease homegrown numbers.

On top of that, Macia is looking into the following players for Rafa and price/club interest will determine who is officially approached

Silva (LFC are still interested, but have balked at Valencia's opening discussions)
Bojan (loan deal if the club look to bring in Ribery to solve the lack of numbers up front)

Eto'o is not on Rafa's radar at the moment

  Fabian Delph is considering a move to manchester united for 10million if Leeds do not get promoted to the championship this season. However, Ken Bates has said that he feels Fabian Delph has the potential to become one of the next best England midfielders and will not be willing to sell Fabian Delph unless a fee of over 25 million is offered for the Leeds youngster
  Matty Fryatt is set to join Leeds next season for 1.5 million to partner Jermaine Beckford upfront as he quoated " Leeds is a massive club and it would be a dream come true to play for them and partner one of the best strikers outside the preimership.
  It is rumoured that Dani Guiza from Fenerbache is lined up for a move to London outfit West Ham United, while Leeds United Youngster Fabian Delph is eyeing a move to the Molineux to play for West Midlands team Wolverhampton Wanderers.
  Have it on good authority that Michael Owen will not be going anywhere in the summer now that Alan Shearer has come in. Also regardless of whether Newcastle are relegated or not Alan Shearer and Ian Dowie will swap roles at the club, come the end of the season as he feels that Ian would suit the role better and being assistant will allow him time time to gain managerial experience!
  Southampton FC Update
The club w is seriously in trouble as we are all aware if the club gos out of business then Portsmouth Fc will move into st marys stadium as of next season this is why the club scrapped plans for their new stadium plans and said they would redevelope fratton park RUBBISH They will move into st marys stadium as this will be a cheaper and much more sensible idea then a new stadium.
  We need some rumours on here that don't keep going on about ,liverpool,utd ,rangers or celtic .
Plymouth pub talk is that the japanese people that own 20% is going to try and take over the majority and bring in some jap players that can get work permits (argyle to stay up,come on you greens).
  Steve Bruce is not going to bid for Amir Zaki in the summer. He is not impressed with his form and attitude in the 2nd half of the season. Bruce will replace him with Dean Aston from West Ham. He is a risky signing, which is why they will get him on the cheap for around £4 million. Mido will also go and Wigan will get Peter Crouch as his replacement. These signings will persuade Valencia to stay and get Wigan into europe next season. C'mon the latics!
  Leicester will bolter there squad for the inevitable return to the championship with Bulgarian u–21 starlet Dimitar lliev from lokomotiv plovdiv.
  Celtic have asked about the possibility of taking Southampton's place in the football league should they be unable to recover from their current troubles. A meeting was held this afternoon before contact was made with the football league. Celtic are still waiting for a response.
  Ronaldinho 2 la galaxy

you heard it off

  Man utd news:

Carlos Tevez will not be signing a perminant deal at old trafford and will be allowed to do as he wishes for the great service he has given the club over the last 2 years and the fact that if he chose to join liverpool there aint a thing we could do about it. in his place will be SHOCK Micheal Owen on a bosnan free transfer the deal was signed in secret in january and will be revealed on the 1st of july. this was agreed so as sir alex can spend the majority of his transfer kitty on his main target a left winger. his targets are one of Frack Ribery, David Silva, Arjen Robben and Yuri Zhirkov. after that just a couple of youngsters in Walter Da Silva and Kyriakos for leaving other than Tevez very few first teamers unless very good bids come in for them.

if u stare at the skys u'll miss that which is right infront of u.
  Rafa has made a number list for potential transfers targets in the close season; however his plans will be all in vain as the Americans are in desperate financial trouble. The deal with the Arabs will not be available as the Arab consortium would rather see the club go bust then step in to pick up the pieces in what would amount to a fire sale. My source in America tells me that a major payment needs to be paid by June or the club will go under. My source also told me that if the recent turn of form and the progression in the ECL had not happened the players would have had to be paid directly by the Americans. Dark days ahead on Merseyside as this could be the 1st of the "Super Clubs" to perish. I hate to think it but Mr Platini could be right.
It really looks like the promises made to Rafa by the Americans are worthless.
  To the muppet who posted this . . . .
No rumour here just facts. Rangers recieved a bid of 5 million in january for john fleck from an unnamed EPL team so for some one to come out and say that Man U will sign him for 1.5 mil is living in a dreamworld.Oh and Celtic fans get real with your wish lists. Peter Lawell has a phobia of spending money that the club has earned so expect another bargain hunt in the summer, to replace mcgeady boruc n nakamura. . . .

okay then, £5M for a 17 year old with about 8 SPL games behind him, that's sounds about right. .fleck will stay at rangers for another 2 seasons then he'll be sold.

Peter Lawell will allow Celtic to spend in the summer, after all we have just completed another deal with Nike worth at least £5M a year.
McGeady will leave for around £6M to the EPL
Naka to go back to japan and Boruc will stay for another season.

Fletcher from hibs & McCarthy from Accies will both join the champs!!!!!

4 in a row
Summer signings:
Fletcher (CF) – £4m (Hibs)
Enrique (LB) – £3m (Newcastle) or
Sylvinho (LB) – Free (Barcelona)
Sandaza (CF) – £500K (Dundee Utd)
Lewandowski (DMF) £3m (Shaktar Donesk)
Vela (CF) Loan (Arsenal)
Landon Donavan (AMF) £2m (LA Galaxy)
Duff (LM) £2m (Newcastle)
Zaluka (GK) bosman (Dundee Utd)
Pele (GK) £2.5m (France)
and a signing from Japan if Nakamura leaves.

Balde (CB) – Out of contract
Vennegor of Hesselink (CF) – Out of contract
Killen (CF) – £100K (Dundee Utd)
Donati (MF) – £1m (back to Italy)
Naylor (LB) £300K (english championship)
Doumbe–Doumbe (RB) – Out of contract
Samaras (CF) £1m – (Anyone daft enough)
Boruc (GK) £6m – (AC Milan)
and possibly McGeady (£9m) Brown (£9m) McDonald(£5m) and McManus (£4m)

5 in a row??
  To all those who say rafa's no. 1 target was silva last season is rubbish! he was sir alex's no.1 target and he even tried to sign him but valencia refused to sell him last summer as the economic climate was quitee good then (this was confirmed by his agent if u remember).silva will sign for MAN UNITED this summer!!
UNITED will also sign benzema.

ronlado saga seems unending and if he leaves united will also sign aguero(preferred) or mayb ribery(very unlikely)
  Big news at rangers sir david murray has found a buyer from canada and he will sell up at the end of may when the season is finished and there will be 2 choices of who is going to be the manager it will be craig levein or phill brown

players outs
mcgregor 7 million to newcastle
graham smith free
steven smith feee
broadfoot 0.5 million to nottingham forest
daily free
weir free
adam 0.5 million to blackpool
alan gow 1 million to norwich
hendami free
ferguson 2.5 million to zenit
boyd 3.5 million to birmingham
mculloch 1.5 million to stoke
vellicka 1 million to hearts
total 17.5 million

players in
gordon 5 million
hutton 2 million
tonnel 2 million
driver 1 million
gattuso free

total 10 million

and they will be a few youngsters coming through like furman arron and fleck
  To the guy that wrote this:

"You have all read that Liverpool will not be buying Silva, but its not because of the price quoted as reported in numerous copy cat newspapers. The real reason is Liverpool have been sounding out an English player of similar style and the noises coming back are positive. This player plays for one of the top 4 teams in England."

Are you talking about Joe Cole (Chelsea)
  Man city
Frank ribery{bayern munich}–£38m
Diego{werder bremen}

Darius vassell{west brom}£2m
Gelson fernandes{stoke}£3.5m
  Tottenham hotspur summer buys

heard on the grapevine that 'appy 'arry is looking on bringing in a tall powerful centre forward to link with keane or defoe or both !!!!!! therumours coming out of the local press booths say 'arry is looking at players already in the premier so look for bids for kenwyne jones but if they hike the price up look for a cheeky bid for john carew who would cost less and has 2 years prem expierence don't be surprised to find a 8 mil bid at start of transfer window

tottenham summer outs

chimbonda – anywhere
zokora – anywhere
bentley – liverpool / man city
  Some rumours here loke likely, but there are some stupid rumours flying about.
1. Mourinho WILL move to Man U at the end of his current Inter contract, which coincidently expires the same as Ferguson's (2011). Till then he has stated he wants to stay at Inter.
2. Ribery will NOT move because of the ridiculous fee Bayern want (£120m). Name me one team, other than Man City, who'll pay that for him!? And tell me why he'd move from one of the best teams in the world to join someone who's competing with Wigan.
3. Huntelaar will move. He is unhappy at being 2nd choice behind Raul and Higuain, so expect him to move to Arsenal, where Wenger has always been a big admirer of.
4. If Thierry Henry does come back to the EPL, it will be to either Liverpool or Arsenal. He said the only other English team, other than Arsenal he'd play for is Liverpool, because of the atmosphere. However, he has said he wants to stay at Barca, because he is determined to prove himself.
5. Fabregas WILL leave for a Spanish club, but not until he's about 26–28. He will only leave Arsenal at the minute if Wenger leaves.
6. Alonso ISN'T homesick. He jsut doesn't like his future being in doubt, because if Gareth Barry comes in, Alonso is out. And the only team Barry will play for is Liverpool because of his great partnership with Gerrard.
7. Aguero again WILL leave, but not yet, 2012 maybe. And again the only team he'd play for would be Liverpool, seeing as he is a boyhood fan.
8. As a Liverpool fan I'd love to see Voronin leave the club, but unfortunately it isn't happening. He has said he wants to prove himself to the fans and Rafa is willing to give him one more chance.
  Lets put some common sense in here.

I doubt that Cesc will leave Arsenal this season but its really clear that he will end playing in Spain (Madrid or Barceona) sooner or later. He has repeatedly said that he's incredibly thankful to Wenger but he just misses Spain too much.

Mourinho will take charge of MU. Maybe not now, cause he could continue in Inter or go to Real Madrid (most likely), but some day when SAF leaves, he will sit in Old Trafford's bench.

The only reason why Etoo hasnt extended his contract already with Barca is because he's asking for 9–10 million per year. If he reaches an agreement before December he will stay in Barceolna, but in any other case, there are only a bunch of teams that could afford that: Man u , Man CIty, Inter, Chelsea and Milan. The rest are obviouly excluded.

Iniesta has said that he's happy in Barcelona and that he wants to finish his carrer there so all the rumours concerning him are simply nonsense.

Joaquin is quite likely to move to Liverpool or even Arsenal for around 15 million.

Silva and Villa cases are simple. Silvas price is between 25–30m and villa is between 35–40. Valencia needs the money for sure but they are far from being desperate to let those guys go for less. The only difference is that Villa has publicly said that he wants to continue in Spain so the only real possibilities for him are Real or Barcelona.

How is possible that Arsenal will sell Rosicky to Villa, Atletico, Spurs. etc if, in theory, he ends his contract this summer? he has extended it?

Alonso and Arbeloa are quite homesick and even more after Spain succes in the Euro, so they will probably return to Spain this summer. To replace them Rafa wants Barry and Jonhson to put more english accent in the team.

Ronaldo will go to Real this summer for 70–80m mainly 'cause he is quite fed of British climate. But Ramos won't be part of the deal as Rel doesn't want to lose him, more even knowing that Real's most likely next president (Florentino) was the man that paid 24m for him when he was much worse than now and he likes the player so much. MUFC will use this money to get Ribery although they will have to fight really hard with City, Chelsea and Barcelona. In case that they won't get the french player, MUFC will do anything to get Ibrahimovic from Inter.

Xavi will NEVER leave Barcelona, and Barca will ever put him as a part of a transfer. Saying the oposite is just a proof of ignorance.

Rooney won't go anywhere. SAF is smnart enough to know how is Rooney and how he will ever be. He loves to be in MUFC and SAF wants him to stay, so end of the question.

Henry wants to come back to the islands, he misses english football and over all misses his daughter a lot. He would love to came back to Arsenal but they cannot afford his current salary so most probably he will end in Chelsea or in M. City.

Barcelona is not going even to consider to sell Bojan Krkic to another team as they consider one of the more (if not the most) promising young players in the world. It is quite likely that he will be loaned in order that he will et more minutes but there is no way that he wil be sold.

Aguero and Forlan won't leave Atletico this summer. Both have repeated several times that they don't want to leave the team, and Atletico in that case won't even negotiate a price. But in the summer of 2010 the history could be very different, being Inter the most clear candidate to get Aguero.

Arsenal will sign Lescott this summer for 12–15 million. The fee could descend if Arsenal put in the agreement some young players on loan.

Athletic Bilbao's president has spoken with Pool's representatives and has declared that they won't sell Llorente for less than 15m. Its a very likely objective for Liverpool cause Rafa just loves this guy.

Ronaldiho will be the great signing of City for nxt year. I hope that there he could recover his best game.

The rumours about Huntelaar are just rubbish. Do you really think Real will let go a guy that has scored 7 goals in 9 games? No way

Adebayor will join Milan at the end of the season,as Barcelona seems retired of the race to sign him. It seems that the gunners will replace him with Martins.
  I just want to point out to all those so called Liverpool fans that claim to have inside knowledge and then claim liverpool will sell Pennant.

Every single one of ye are lying, simply because he is OUT OF CONTRACT IN THE SUMMER, and unless something completely unexpected happens, HE WILL DEF. LEAVE IN THE SUMMER, and to whoever, will be for free.

Well done anyways for rubbishing your own rumours and reliable sources.

Genuine rumours please, from a true Liverpool supporter (P.S. Congrats to those who actually report things that do happen or genuine attempts to make things happen)
  My lad plays for the leicester city youth team, here are a few names that the coaches and scouts have been watching and are ready to bid for a soon as the season has finished.

Cox swindon 1.75mill
levin mk dons 900,000
murphy scunny 500, 000
beckford 2mill if leeds failto go up
hobbs loan to be made perm.

these are not rumours but facts, i would also like to comment that i don't actually support leicester
  LIVERPOOL – David Villa will NOT be signed. Everyone has seen that Torres and Villa don't play well together with Spain national team so why would Rafa do the same to his squad. The only big player coming in this summer will be Barry. If Agger does not sign a new deal, expect Rafa to go after Raul Albiol. I personally don't think glen johnson will be signed even if Arbeloa does leave. Rafa has no problems sending Carragher to right back. Lucas will leave and I would expect AC Milan to snatch him up. Pennant, Degen, and Voronin will all be on their way out. Benayoun, Alonso and Kuyt will all stay. Nemeth will be called up to first team next year and Pacheco and will go out on loan.
  Celtic close to signing Irish left footer Keith Burtons for undisc fee, from Derry City
  You have all read that Liverpool will not be buying Silva, but its not because of the price quoted as reported in numerous copy cat newspapers. The real reason is Liverpool have been sounding out an English player of similar style and the noises coming back are positive. This player plays for one of the top 4 teams in England.
  First of all Duckula, do not say that i was "picking at holes in your grammar" as i wasn't. I was merely stating that your logic was flawed and how in your explanation of your earlier mistake you made yourself to look like a dimmer bulb, which seemed fairly hilarious to me. Just like the girl who thought a rocket scientist was someone who finds out things about space. Also i said to use google next time instead of just assuming the definition of words you do not know, which does seem like good advice. If you consider diction(and your understanding of it) a part of grammar then i apoligize, but i do not and neither does the dictionary as it states that it has to do with the logic and structure of the english language used in sentences, phrases, and so forth. Please do not mention my name again as i just want this to go away and i'm sure you do too. Also do not claim i did/said things that i did not. I am not 14 and i do not care for petty internet arguments. I come here for rumors. . as the url suggests.

Now that's out of the way onto rumors. Liverpool, seeing the return on a big ticket item, Torres, is going to try their luck again. Look for a bid for Maicon and/or Maxwell as they are both having news reports indicating their exit from Inter, but watch for Real Madrid as they have already made an official approach for Maicon( Surprise surprise Arsenal looking at Inler of Udinese to add to their midfield with some young so–called "starlets" not making the grade (Denilson). Finally Adebayor needs to go and Arsene hopefully realizes he is not earning his new wages. Good thing they're putting a bid in for Ba/Ibsevic of Hoffenheim. Sorry its not really clear which one they're putting a bid on my source is quite unclear on this too.

PS– Please Chelsea/Tottenham smart buys this summer no more Bentley/Deco's. Also the Gio––>Arsenal April fools joke was good if anyone else saw it. Might not be far from the truth though if Juve doesn't realize what they have with the small–statured boy who bleeds black and white.
  I've also heard about the Canadian consortium being interested in taking over Glasgow Rangers. Apparently it's two ex Canadian soldiers with business interests in France that have enquired.
  Summer transfers for the big clubs in Europe:

L'pool – G.Johnson, Silva
Chelsea – Trezeguet, Zhirkov, A.Young
Arsenal – Dzeko, Zidan, Sakho, Giovinco
Inter – Nani, Drogba, Carvalho, L.Gonzalez, Rafinha
AC Milan – Cannavaro, Toulalan, Adebayor
Juventus – Eboue, Luis Fabiano, Martins,
Barcelona – Doni, Ibrahimovic
Madrid – Maicon, Tevez
Lyon – Gomis, Matuidi, Bordon, Gignac
  Duckula, don't care about your grammar at all. BUT i do disagree on the england thing. Yet again they win a few games and the whole country and the sn newspaper hale them as world beaters! Doesnt it all sound a bit familiar to you? England has great, very talented players, but they rarley play as a team, or bring their EPL form to international level. Until a time when youth is pushed through DESPITE the chance a qualifying for a major tournamment, and maybe us getting knocked out! We will only ever be challengers rather than the Favourites we should be!
LFC have apparently progressed to a point where two players are ready to sign, one of whome is supposed to be a big name!!! Number 19 is not just a dream!

trust this as truth –

the summer will be depndant on celtic winning the spl – if they do – and the board are planning that they will as they are in a strong position to do so – they will be guaranteed big dosh in tournaments throught june and july – this will enable Peter lawwell to release funds to Gordon Strachan of around 14million to spend as he pleases – it has been said with certainty that the only outgoings from parkhead will be high earners that arent first picks – based on this a blueprint for the summer is as follows

players being sold will be (from)

jan hesselink

targets are as follows
strikers (one of) looking to spend between 6 and 10 million

S fletcher
darren bent
makail smith

i also know that the striker liedson has agreed to sign in august for nothing

other targets are

gabriel tamas ( left full back been on radar for ages) will be around 3 million

jordi gomes and aron gunarsson are going to be the first two signings of the window (guaranteed) and will be around 7 to 8 million for both
  Why does everythone think rafa will spend big. he has finally got a good formulaa for the team so why would he chop and change with a risk of affecting the team chemistry, yes he might make a couple of signings–Glen Johnson for example but no–one that would massively change the team. A winger is needed though and in Liverpool it is stongly rumoured that Hleb is high on Rafa's list

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