Football Rumours Archive April 03 2012


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02 Apr 2012 23:46:28
After yesterdays "embarrassing" loss at home v Hibs, Terry Butcher will rip up the entire defence bar Tokely and rebuild it completely, building it around GK, Ryan Esson.

Also, he will look for an out and out Goalscorer due to us not getting many goals this campaign.

Loans will all go back to parent clubs with Golobart possibly coming back on a permanent deal.(5)(3)


02 Apr 2012 21:54:27
Heard from a relative earlier today who works inside the club that Liverpool are working through a deal with Crewe for a 17 year old called Nick Powell but are facing heavy competition from Chelsea and Arsenal. There is also big interest in 20 year old non league midfielder Ryan Williams from Welsh side Rhyl who is also attracting attention from Swansea, Brighton and Ross County(5)(17)My nephew is at Crewe and as usual Liverpool rumours surface as soon as they have a good prospect. Ashton, Hulse etc etc
There has been no interest from any Prem club. West Ham the only passing inquiry to date.


02 Apr 2012 20:48:40
Norwich will sign either Jay Rodriguez or Jordan Rhodes for 4m + Chris Martin - Watch this space....(26)(29)I don't know mate, I don't think that coldplay would let their lead singer go that easily...My cousin is high up within the supporters club and is connected. According to him Jordan Rhodes is very much a player PL would like to have at the club but it's more likely to be Simeon Jackson who goes the other way.I hope so:)Errrrrrrrrrrrr


02 Apr 2012 20:39:07
Liverpool are looking to sign Seydou Keita and David Hoilett while they are also planning moves for Alex Smithies,Angelo Ogbonna,Kevin Strootman and Stevan Jovetic. Aquilani,Cole,Maxi,Adam,Kuyt,Spearing,Doni,Wilson,Pacheco,Jones and Eccleston are all likely to leave the club to free up space on the wage bill and bring in some funds towards new players.(20)(14) 

Pacheco to be at Norwich next season...But they are good players you only sign rubbish onesWe have are considering bringing Rafa back and he already is thinking of players with Adam Johnson, Lassana Diarra, Raul Albiol, Kevin Strootman, Artur Boric and Stevan Jovetic players Rafa would like. Aquilani,Maxi,Adam,Doni,Downing,Pacheco,Jones,Amoo and Eccleston could leave. Cole could be given a second chance while Henderson may go out on a season long loan.


02 Apr 2012 17:46:46
Summer Signings:
Arsenal - Podolski
Villa - Jarvis
Blackburn - Heskey
Bolton - Fletcher
Chelsea - Lavezzi
Everton - Tino Costa
Fulham - Gignac
Liverpool - Hoilett
Man City - Cavani
Man Utd - Gaitan
Newcastle - Kranjcar
Norwich - McFadden
QPR - Bon Doy (anagram)
Stoke City - Lukaku
Sunderland - Nzogbia
Swansea - Rodallega
Tottenham - Nilmar
West Brom - Andy Johnson
Wigan - Husklepp(pardon spelling)
Wolves - Zigic(12)(40)Whos mcfadden - norwich??The guy Thiery Henry says is world class.You know exactly who he is bitchy EnglishmanMcFadden to Norwich - No chance Lambert will not bring in a player the wrong side of 28, especially since he has struggled to get over his serious knee injury that kept him out for 13 months.I dont no how nilmar will be joing he has agreed 2 join barcalona in 2014You're thinking of Neymar of Santos and that is just a rumour no deal's been agreed. Real Madrid,AC Milan and Chelsea are still interested. Nilmar is a small tricky Brazilian striker very similar to Neymar but not quite as good an not quite as young he plays for Villareal.Only 1 right is poldolski to arsenal


02 Apr 2012 16:58:09
Danny Lennon wants to sign Kris Doolan and the Partick Board are keen to sell.McNamara is resisting as he is the only goalscorer they have.(5)(5)Could be why we signed that 6ft 4in youngster the other day.Think Thistle will sell as we are losing a lot of cash with Warriors moving out.St Mirren ought to get him cheap as Partick are skint - they even have to beg fans to take on jobs they can no longer afford to pay for.


02 Apr 2012 16:13:46
Daryl Murphy go to sign for ipswich in the summer(20)(12) 

Pretty sure daryl murphy already plays for ipswitch?!


02 Apr 2012 16:02:51
Summer transfers which are close Podolski-Arsenal, Tiote-Chelsea, Hoilett-Liverpool, Rhodes-Swansea, Adebayor-Tottenham.(8)(23)Rhodes is being chased by Norwich according to latest press reports, so maybe Swansea have competition for his signature.Rhodes will never go to swansea!!He doesnt mind england but wales...!! - Norwich probsDoesn't mind England, he is English! Jocks pick him as he went to school there whilst his Dad played in Scotland.He is a scottish u21...


02 Apr 2012 15:47:24
Gotze is set to snub a move to Arsenal and move to Italy or Spain. Gotze is believed to prefer the playing environment in those countries, rather than England. Gotze's agent has also warned his client that Arsenal will sell Van Persie in the summer, leaving the Gunners a poorer side(7)(21)Gotze signed a new deal with Dortmund last week so shyaadd upAbsolutely no truth in this rumor, Gotze has just signed a contract extension at his current club and will not be leaving Borrusia Dortmund for at least two more years.


02 Apr 2012 15:29:11
Manchester United will complete the summer signings of Lille winger Eden Hazard and Athletic Bilbao star Javi Martinez.

They willalso depart with Park Ji Sung, Dimitar Berbatov, Tomasz Kuszack, Robbie Brady (loan),(35)(20)Both Real and Barca have strong interest in Martinez, if Bilbao decide to sell him it will be to one of them not UnitedI don't see hazard will be going to be so easy to available in the summer.There are so many teams are interested in will be a tough call for any inrested club.


02 Apr 2012 14:34:50
Heard today that this Friday will be the day rangers go into liquidation, the administrators are set to knock back all rescue packages that would involve a CVA,(17)(18)Thank God


02 Apr 2012 14:20:57
hi, just a little question, hope you can answer it.I know liverpool previously have had interest in marko marin, do you know if that interest is still there? if so is there any chance of liverpool signing him in the summer and how great is that chance? thanks.(6)(8)Marin wants to stay in the Bundesliga not very likely to happen


02 Apr 2012 14:15:30
Latest rumour from FA.Bradford and Crawley to be fined heavily and a 6 point deduction.This will punish both teams seems a bit hard but also additional investigation from both FL and FA even talk about kicking them out of leauge Football,that does seem harsh as all thihere crap is due to there Manager.(8)(18)


02 Apr 2012 12:24:42
Paul Paton of Partick Thistle will not play for them next season as he is going to an English club.Thistle haven't tried too hard to keep him as he is a bad influence in the dressing room.(13)(5)


02 Apr 2012 10:13:03
Jason Shackell to be offloaded in the summer to help reduce the 7 mil + operating debt recorded by Derby this year. Leicester are apparently in pole position to gain his signature.(10)(22)Won't happen. That 7m costs is a one off, as it includes the paying off of contracts of Leacock, Bywater, Pearson and Cywka. Derby are one of the best run clubs in the league, with one of the highest attendances, and Leicester can't splash millions at another failed promotion attempt, especially not on another centre half, who will probably be valued by Clough at 3.5m, especially as he is currently captain, and the only fit Championship quality centre half.Umm,are you clearly stupid the only fit championship quality centre half! im sure there's curtis davies and moreShackell worth 3.5M ? - Ha Ha, I watched his early career at Norwich and he was always inconsistent, we sold him to Wolves for 1M, and it did not take Mick McCarthy to figure out he was not up to top end Championship or Premier level and sold him on to Barnsly.
Unless he has improved beyond all measure in the last three years he remains just an average championship CB who is probably worth about what Derby paid for him 750K.Wake up people, Barker is out for a year. So why would Nigel Clough sell his only other centre back with championship experience, are we that thick.1.5 mil the asking price with Ipswich also interested.he is clearly referring to him being Derby's only fit centre half, and yes, I'd say he is worth 3.5m when put in relation to other Leicester City signings - Mills, Morgan etc. especially as Leicester paid 1m for Morgan, who was out of contract at the end of the season, and Shackell is on a similar level, if not better due to his ability to play from the back.That guy is having a laugh saying early in his career. Isn't every one rubbish at the start e.g Pique


02 Apr 2012 10:03:10
Karl Robinson facing the axe if MK Dons don't make the play-offs which is looking increasingly likely with recent performances(6)(15)


02 Apr 2012 10:00:02
MK Dons interested in signing Stuart Beavon from Wycombe in the summer(9)(7)


02 Apr 2012 08:48:02
Arsenals unknown striker Park Ju Young will move to Norwich City in the summer for an initial loan move with promises of a permanent deal should Norwich wish to sign the player(24)(18)Decent... We need one more striker


02 Apr 2012 08:10:23
spurs to put in a 12 million bid for milo krasic in the summer !Get in there(4)(22)


01 Apr 2012 15:49:07
Stuart Beavon will sign for Doncaster in the summer(9)(17)


01 Apr 2012 11:44:47
Whittingham will not be leaving Cardiff because he is happy here source south Wales echo and don't comment saying things like "he told you that himself did he" because yes he did and if he's too good for Cardiff he's way too good for west brom(6)(42)He told you that himself did he?No he didn't tell you himself, your just a Cardiff fan in denial that he is too big for youThere is No chance will he join WBA , he's just signed a new long terms contract so whoever wants to bid better make it big!!He may well be happy at Cardiff but no player anywhere has ever said publically ' i can't wait to leave' they will aoways say they love being at the club they are atWhat about norwich?


01 Apr 2012 11:41:39
Hey ed any news on cardiff signing marvin emnes, Aaron Maclean or Robert snoddgrass and ross McCormack and Eddie Johnson in the summer
Ps I heard if wolves go down roger Johnson will be coming back to Cardiff you heard it here first {Ed001's Note - not heard anything on any of those, it is only just April though.}(2)(35)You can have Johnson , he is poison.Very wishful thniking from Cardiff fansIf you want him i'll bring him down in my wheelbarrow. League 1 player at best.I love how once rmac starts scoring again every cardiff fan thinks he's gonna come back haha not a chance...remember he left cardiff for a reason!


01 Apr 2012 10:00:59
Cardiffs Peter whittingham set to leave in 28days as malky as sanctioned his move as not to hold the lad back as he is far too good for his team(13)(16)Best player in the Championship IMO, tragic he isn't playing in the premHaha can us at aston villa have our player back please now!?Norwich? Would be a good place for him to go...


01 Apr 2012 09:54:00
Robinho to Tottenham in the summer(7)(42)I really hope this is going to happen!! im a spurs supporter and either robinho or guisippe rossi or (its even rumoured we could get both!) would be amazing and would completely change the greatness of our squaadI heard we'd sign alfredo di stefano as well...Spurs can only buy when they sell and id rather have modric and bale then robinho any day rossi is good but will probably go to juventus or inter and dont forget u need to find the money to keep adebayor ffirstWill never happen and if it did you will see the same lazy player as was at man city only playing when he wants to ansd saying its a dream come true to play for Arsneal I mean Spurs.Personally, would love to see Robinho at Tottenham. He's one of the laziest players in the game and after his stint at Man City I can't believe anyone would consider bringing him back to the Premier League...go ahead Tottenham! Awful fans. Awful manager. No class. No style.


01 Apr 2012 09:50:53
tottenham are linning up a swoop for birmingham winger nathan redmond in the summer.(18)(34)


01 Apr 2012 09:50:16
ajax captain jan vertonghen has cut his possible move this summer down to one of two possible destinations.juventus and arsenal areb the two left but arsenal remain favourites.(24)(14)


01 Apr 2012 09:48:11
chelsea have reportedly offerd partizan belgrade a 10 million plus offer for teenage star markovic.(5)(23)


01 Apr 2012 09:46:54
brazilian centre back ded is wanted by 3 premier league clubs and utd,arsenal and tottenham have all had the brazilian watched on several occasions(14)(6)


01 Apr 2012 09:45:44
sunderland scouts were present at the blackpool and southampton game keeping tabs on matty phillips.(25)(10)


01 Apr 2012 09:44:47
chelsea are plotting a sensational move for former blues star arjen robben(6)(26)Sensational? Really ? Hes a top winger and chelsea are desperate for width anyway he wants to leave bayern and hes already played at real i cant see him in italy and hes to old for any of the other top pl teams to pay big money for as he would cost more than 30 millionDoesn't going to happen guys as he already agreed to sign a new contract at the present club...


01 Apr 2012 09:41:12
norwich city are interested in taking rivals ipswich captain grant leadbitter to carrow road on a free transfer(14)(23)Absolute rubbish - Where would he play? Our midfield already has better players than him.I can't see this as a town fan though you can have him plays well for two months either side of being offered a new deal then is rubbish again


01 Apr 2012 09:40:25
arsenal looking to sign podolski and toni kroose from the bundesliga.yann mvila also a top target(19)(13)Podolski 15 million, mvilla 12 million, kroos 40 million where do arsenal find this money why not throw gotze and messi in for good measureNo hope in getting kroos does not want to take a step backwards


01 Apr 2012 09:39:37
man city,juventus and psg in a 3 way battle for real madrid defender raul albioli(4)(16)


01 Apr 2012 09:39:01
ath bilbao winger markel susaeta is being watched by a handful of european big guns.liverpool,man utd and chelsea all like theplayer along with psg and real madrid(8)(4)


01 Apr 2012 09:37:10
emile heskey is a target of blackburn boss steve kean(23)(13)


01 Apr 2012 09:36:30
sam allardyce set for the chop this week.paolo dicanio is set for an emotional return to east london.(28)(40)Come no why would they sack him with the final few game sof the season to go with a promotion battle on their hands. surely they would wait until the summer!


01 Apr 2012 09:34:21
liverpool fc have made gaston ramirez there top target this summer(18)(10)He has already signed for an unknown EPL teamCant be any worse than carrol downing or henderson why not spend another 30 millionCarroll's dive yesterday lol


01 Apr 2012 09:33:15
fulham midfielder dickson etuhu is set to join wba in the summer after admitting he doesnt want to sign a new deal at fulham(13)(10)More likely Fulham don't want to re-sign him again, out of favour recently and is close to his sell by date, likely a free transfer, and I am not sure there will be many takers in premier league.Dont blame him noone wants to play at a shed... And they call it a cottage!!


01 Apr 2012 09:32:25
man utd boss alex ferguson wants fulham pair moussa dembele and clint dempsey.liverpool and spurs have both been linked with a move for both players also.(9)(33)


01 Apr 2012 09:31:21
german champions dortmund are hoping to persuade japanese star kagawa to a new deal after it emerged inter milan and premier league pair arsenal and chelsea are interested in taking the att midfielder(5)(5)


01 Apr 2012 09:29:17
wba have tabled a bid for struggling scottish giants rangers versatile player steven naismith.this is not a rumour,its complete true!(22)(15)


01 Apr 2012 09:27:25
bacelona and real madrid are ready to do battle over spurs flying winger gareth bale this summer.(21)(15)


01 Apr 2012 08:27:30
Huddersfield Town's Jordan Rhodes is going to Newcastle United in the summer to replace the departing Demba Ba with a fee off £8.5 million plus add ons set to get him(7)(45)8.5m what planet are you on.
He's worth 2.5m tops with add ons.
Why would a prem club pay that amount on a player which would be a gamble, when there are proven players around for less?8.5m, you must be jokingAccording to Sunday papers Lambert has asked Huddersfield about getting Rhodes in the summer, fee is Likely to be 3M + add on's.
He ain't going to fetch 8M that;s for sure.
Also Huddersfield will keep him with improved contract if they get promoted to Championship, unless someone quoted stupid money like the 8M mentioned, and no sane Manager is going to gamble that big on a player who may or may not be able to step up 2 div's....10m no problem.the step up isnt as great as many think.lambert is flying in the championship and will carry on in the will rhodes.everton bound.Seeing that town turned down offers of 5 million from west ham to name but one they are not going to accept less. i have also heared that deal has been done at newcastle for 8 and1/2 million plus add ons.Demba Ba one of the best strikers in the league replaced by a play that would struggle in championship


01 Apr 2012 02:37:02
portsmouth fc using several young players from his academy:
chinedu vine,george colson,elliot wheeler,dan butler,sam magri,lewis tallack and also bring back marlon pack and matt ritchie
portsmouth fc first team 2012/13:

26-ben haim


01 Apr 2012 01:48:02
Luke Shaw is desperate to leave Southampton to go to Arsenal if an offer is tabled, but it would take a big bid to persuade saints, even for a player who is yet to make a first team appearance. Got told this by a teacher who teaches the youngsters at saints so 100% reliable.(12)(23)Seems like a load of rubbish to me
And he DOES have a first team appearance, he made his debut as a sub in the FA cupHes not good enough


31 Mar 2012 22:09:27
Ipswich to make a shock 3m for Gary hooper in the summer(7)(32)Maybe need to offer at least doubleIt'll be a shock to hooper as well lol {Ed025's Note - april fool..Yeh as if we have that sort of money and why would he come here?So he was to option to play against Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Manchester City, United, Bayern Munich but he goes to Ipswich to play against MillwallI'm a town fan and this rumour is pure rubbish he had a chance to sign him a couple of seasons ago and didnt pursue it.


31 Mar 2012 21:34:05
alladyce doing a wonderful
job at west ham just needs a
lot more money for new
signings(15)(17)Already spent well beyond their means, if they don't go up they are in trouble.Personally I think he has done a crap job with West ham, bought many ex premier league pretty average players paying way too much on wages for championship football, some who will have little sell on value.
With the squad at his disposal they should be walking the division, instead they are playing a pretty typical brand of tough football that Sam Alladyce likes to play and they have hardly set the league alight this year. Looks more and more like the playoffs this season, and I suspect Birmingham and Blackpool will be difficult to beat in playoffs. So they may be in championship for a second year, if they are then Sam may be looking for a new job, because Gold and Sullivan expect instant promotion with the money they have spent under Sam.


31 Mar 2012 20:35:18
In my opinion we should sell of Samaras as soon as posible or if we cant just give him the boot he is ste and is just a waste of space(6)(25)


31 Mar 2012 17:57:27
Charlton to sign Ched Evans for 2 million(6)(27)Even though Evans is good we've got BWP so no thanks.Shef united paid 3m for him so y would they sell to us for 2m coming from a cafc fanDream onYou dont have 2 millionWhy would anyone pay 2m for Evans when he's out of contract this summer. If Utd go up it's highly likely Evans will stay.Ched Evans was crap for 2 seasons scoring 4 goals and then 9 last season in championship,but suddenly because he is having a good season in Div 1 he is worth the 3M Sheffield Utd paid for him, I think not.
Sheffield payed over the odds for him and I doubt one season will persuade any club to pay close to the 3M for his services, especially because he will be out of contract July 1st 2012.I remember my team Ipswich pulling out of a 1m deal at start of season based on his court case so why has his price suddenly rocketed?


31 Mar 2012 17:54:41
Norwich will sign Middlesbrough Defender and England U21 International Joe Bennett in the summer window(21)(7)Is that the player who agreed to join sunderlandWhere have you seen a rumour about him agreeing to join Sunderland, he signed a new 4-1/2 year contract in Jan 2011, so as an U21 International and just 22Yrs old he will not come cheap, suspect Middlesboro would want 2/3M + add ons if he is allowed to leave. Just the kind of Player Lambert would go for so rumour could have some meritRyan bennett is better and we already have 2 bennets!!Ryan Bennett is a CB while Joe Bennett is a LB, and Lambert will be looking for competition for Tierney to replace Drury who's contract will not be renewed in summer.


31 Mar 2012 17:06:54
Its the play offs again for huddersfield.league one again next season doh.rhodes and roberts will leave and we wont go up next season either......(17)(3)Rhodes to norwich...


31 Mar 2012 15:44:26
I have heard worrying rumours that Southampton's Rickie Lambert is out for the rest of the season .(29)(14)He has been passed fit to play today, so thats very unlikelyI know that no team is one man
but saints surely missed ricky today
the two up front were bad plus
a poor penalty shot by billy
sharp ricky would have buried
that and maybe a differentresultFunny how when you dont have Lambert everything falls apart. not a one man team my aNo he hasn'tYup played today and scored a hat-trick oh wait, no he didn'tIf Southampton didn't have Lambert they would be fighting for playoffs if they are lucky, unlike reading who have amazing squad depth and everyone is as important to the team as each other, got taught a lesson today as they couldn't play pass to Lambert and he will score...15 of Southampton's 23 wins this season have come without any goals from Lambert.

And the official club spokesman has said Lambert will be back in action for next Satirday's gameEasy now guys calm down, he'll be fine next week. Just strained a neck muscle piling food down it.Great news JUST HEARD HE WILL BE FAT THIS SATURDAY


31 Mar 2012 15:02:42
swindon looking to bring in a new striker for next season, lots of talk about Jack Midson from AFC wimbledon(1)(13)


31 Mar 2012 03:54:20
Liverpool are planning for next season already and Kenny expects a few new recruits however after missing out on CL football it is highly unlikely they will be able to attract some of the top players such as Hazard,Javi Martinez and Higuain. Ryan Shawcross,David Hoilett,Jordan Rhodes,Alex Smithies,Seiydou Keita and Keisuke Honda are just some of the players being monitored. Kuyt,Maxi,Cole,Pacheco,Aurelio,Jones and Aquilani are all likely to leave the club this summer while Charlie Adam may also be sold should Keita join.(20)(20)I agree that liverpool need to get rid of the players who don,t stand a chance of playing for them and also get rid of the deadwood also when any player pulls on that red shirt they should have more pride and be privilaged to be playing for a great club otherwise then if they can,t sell them off as to the players mentioned as possible recruits for next season and if we can get them then go ahead and secure them before any1 else does but i,d still keep charlie adam but doni and jones should go along with the rest even though kuyt is still a good player and gives 100%pc every time he playsWhy would Keita come?They first "Dead Wood" name to get rid of should be DalglishWhen shola scores tomorrow Kenny will bid 35 millionNo, no, no, yes, no, no, yes, no , no
Good luck liverpool only some of these players where born after the 70's and 80'sLiverppol have spent a fortune on average players over recent years and are still 5 or 6 players off having a team capable fo being regulars in the champions league.Sorry but reina & gerrard are the only players in that LFC squad that are good enough to play champions league football.



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