Football Rumours Archive July 03 2009


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Liverpool Transfer Rumours:
Rafa has released five reserve players and has sold 3 reserve players, this is because of the reserves poor season last year. Daniel Pacheco , Krisztian Nemeth , and Jay Spearing will get some first team games next season.Rafa will sell Arbeloa, Dossena, Leto and some more reserve players. This will leave Rafa with about £30million including the money he had left after signing Glen Johnson. If Javier Mascherano joins Barca Rafa will have about £70million.He will sign a 16 year old Spanish Player who is supposed to be the next FABREGAS. Negredo will come in for £4million + Arbeloa. If Mascherano Leaves Javi Martinez will be signed for £14million. Silva will not be signed as Riera is keeping him out of the Spanish team. Bojan and Yaya
Toure could come in as part of the Mascherano deal.
Rafa will sign Micah Richards for £8million and then his spending will be done.
  Ajax are switching attentions from FC Twente winger Eljero Elia and have made an approach for Andrew Driver Hearts.
  Swfc rumour, outs wood coventry 1.2 million jeffers middlesborough or peterborough 400,000 and spurr qpr 2 million. ins anicebe loan,potter wolves 250,000, france free, and danny welbeck loan
  Barnsley and huddersfield competing for ricky lamberts signature looks like the highest bidder will win with both teams having near enough the same wage bugdet
  sheffield united

although not all the info i've had of late has worked out i am happy that there was truth in them all, some deals just don't turn out as expected even by those close to the deal. however have a 100% dead cert, this deal is already done and i have spoken to the player involved.
the blades will announce a blue chip signing over the coming weekend.
unfortunately as expected kyle naughton has been given permission to speak to three premiership clubs, his agent has meetings booked on friday and saturday. the money from this deal is set aside for the new signing. . . .sorry i really can't say name but blades fans will be chuffed
as an aside i also have word from across city, sheff wendy will announce the signing of a new player this weekend too, not sure of name but he is a sweper i believe, at least i was told he's good with a brush and has his own supply of paint!
more as i get it
  My contact inside the emirates told me yesterday that lyon accepted a 30m bid from arsenal for benzema and he was supposed to be having a medical 2day but he decided to join madrid because they were offering 100,000 a week and we was offering 90,000 but he has informed me that ribery is still on the cards with a 33m bid plus bendtner and now has his sights set on a big time foward after missing out on benzema and he has also informed me that eto'o and tevez have been mentioned also so has vagner love

Gooner N1
  The £1.8million bid Watford have accepted from an unnamed championship club for Tommy Smith is Cardiff City.
  Cardiff have had an offer of 1.8 million accepted for Watford's Tommy Smith and have accepted a bid of around 5 million from Stoke for Joe Ledley. Cardiff also want out of favour Dave Kitson from the Potters
  Canadian consortium buying the Gers. The guy was right. Its actually headed by the "Celtic Saviour" or "the Alzebob" as he's better known to the bhoys, Mr Fergus McCann. This is no joke. He thinks he can do the same to Rangers as he did to Celtic. He might have been unpopular but he reduced our debt, he built our stadium and gave Celtic a solid financial footing(oh aye he made a fortune doing it too).

Celtics biscuit tin mentality will be adopted by the Rangers management team and will see much more brought in than put out. Should make for interesting times. Two Old Firm Giants with tightly sealed biscuit tins. The quality will surely come back to the Spl (probably from dundee when they're promoted)

MAN CITY boss MARK HUGHES will wait until sunday night for a yes/no on SAMUEL ETO'O and if nothing is sorted out he will launch a £50 MILLION double raid for INTER MILAN'S IBRAMOVICH and MAICON plus ELANO. Expect the deal to go through with MOURINHO in turn to buy ADEBAYOUR, EDIN DZEKO and HERNANES from under the noses of their greatest rivals the ROSSINERI.
  To the genius that was pointing out that Man U have 1st option on Veloso. Yes your right but this only means that when Sporting accept an offer for that player from a club then the "parent" club has the option to match that offer. It does not mean he will automatically go there and is the player himself who chooses where he plays depending on salaries offered etc. Oh and please correct your grammar. When talking about a clubs players it is "their" players, not "there" players.
Rumours i've heard:
Everton to buy Stephen Hunt, Reading to buy Tommy Smith and Loan Jack Cork. With Brendan Rodger's Chelsea connections I would expect some other loanees from the blues.
  Tommy Smith will complete a £1.8 million move to Cardiff City in the next 24 hours. Cardiff are the "unnamed" club who have had the bid accepted.
This follows the signings today (Thursday) of Hudson and Gerrard.
Expect the Paul Quinn deal to be finalised by the the weekend with another two players and Smith in by Monday.
Dave Jones is determined to put right the shambolic end of season performances and make a genuine attempt for promotion this season.
  Following the collapse of talks with Leeds and Hearts, Cardiff City striker Warren Feeney is discussing a deal with swansea city where he enjoyed a successful loan spell a few seasons back before an injury ended that spell.
  Jason Koumas discussing terms with Cardiff City following Wigans' new midfield signings Thomas and Gomez.
Expect a deal to be finalised and announced by tuesday next week.
  Ryan dickson
brentford to celtic 300k
  Bristol city to sign argentine martin morel. You heard it here 1st.
  Blackburn News

Owen Free
Van nist Free
Van De Meyde Free
Jorquin 8 mill
Duff 4 mill
Smith 2.5 mill

Roberts Newcastle 4 mill
Bunn Bham 2million
Brown Wigan 2 mill
Reid Fulham Free
ollsen psv free
andrews west brom 1mill
grella lille 2mill

All 100% got connections @ ewood park
  Forest news
camp confirmed friday
gunter 1 year loan (announced before trip to portugal)
mills(not going to happen)
tyson(if price is right)
  Good authority Everton to sign Joe Leddley Kyle Naughton Stephen Hunt and Either MBia or Moutinho but the last 3 may dissapear if LFC sell Macsa and Alonso or SAF stepd in.Alternative Manuel Fernandez
Lescott will go to City with Joe or Johnson PX
LFC will never get 30 mill for Alonso as he is in the last year of his contract they they fear another Owen.
  Fulham news

Bids for Berg and Elm accepted.
Gudjohnson offer accepted
Enquiry made about Nicolas N'Koulou.
  I work as a staff member for Swansea City and I saw Dexter Blackstock enter and leave the Liberty around 4pm–6pm.
  New to this website so here are my thoughts just now. Michael Owen to join Manchester United on a payp deal within the next week. Man Utd should also take a look at Alan Hutton to replace the great Gary Neville, Harry doesn't like the look of him but he plays the way United like. Birmingham to sign Barry Ferguson from Rangers for around £1m and Rangers to recieve 1 or 2 Man Utd youngsters on loan for a season, possibly Macheda and Fabio da Silva. Boyd to stay put hopefully and Walter to sign a cb and left wing ( lovenkrands)

  Saw blackstock at the white rock earlier!
  West Ham are only looking at loan deals for this transfer window and that will not alter unless other players are sold however the only expected players to leave are Faubert, Davenport and Quashie. There are no plans to bring back Ferdinand, no plans to sign Gudjonson, or most of the other rumours. However the Mancini deal should be tied up this week, and one from Balotteli, Bojan or Aquafresca to be brought in on loan within the next two weeks. The search for a right back is on the back burner as Neil now wants to renegotiate at a more realistic figure as he has only been offered much smaller contracts elsewhere. The reason all business is being done via loans is that deals are being thrashed out with two potential buyers but a sale is unlikely to be concluded until after the season starts. Zola will be given money to spend in January, but both sets of new owners have been sold on the current business plan laid out by Duxberry and are looking to continue in much the same way, however they are looking to allow Zola to have all TV monies available for transfers plus anything raised from player sales.
  Told you Valencia, Told you Owen,mow for Modric and K Jones.
  I have a friend working at Base Soccer Agency who have a number of high profile footballers on there books. He's told me some transfer info he thinks is very likely for arsenal as im an arsenal supporter obviously nothing is concrete! enjoy!

Base Clients Wilshere and Ramsey to sign new contracts.
Vermaelen (already signed)
Hitzlsperger (5million)
Ribery!!, as ade seems to be off

Real Will be signing Benzema for 30mil subject to a medical so won't be looking at Ribery. Apparently someones backing the move for Ribery, possibly usmanov?? Lookout for Owen signing for UTD possibly tommoro!
  Rudi Skacel buries hatchett with Vladimir Romanov and agrees a 1 year contract with Hearts

Just 2 facts for you here, im an insider, im not going to say that my best mates auntie is billy davies kid or whatever, my mums cousin works in the ticket office, Lee Camp will be confirmed within the next 3 days (posted this 1.7.09) and tommy smith will also sign shortly as davies was manager when he was at derby. These are fact any other deal is rumour.

  I Know afew people from different clubs and ive heard that the following deals will be discussed between clubs.

Maicon– 10mil + deco and carvalho
Zhirkov– 15–22mil
Pato– 30–35mil
Pirlo– 10–13mil
Sturridge– Done
Turnball– Done
and one that not many people would expect but i also hear spurs are in the running.
Stewart Downing– 15mil

Man Utd–
lets start with the certain deals.

Dodo– 5mil rising to 7 due to clauses
Valencia– 15–16.5mil
Douglas Costa– 14–15mil
Owen– Free (expect to sign in next few days)

now for the negotiations
aguero– 30–35mil
Huntelaar– 10–14mil
David Silva– 20mil (unlikely but they will talk)
Gareth Bale– 5–10mil (not in spurs plans)
Van nistelrooy will NOT be joining
Ribery will NOT be joining

David Silva– 20mil (favoured destination)
David Villa– 30–35mil(fee might be a stumbling block)
Stewart Downing– 15mil
Javi Martinez– 10mil replacement for alonso
aaron lennon– 12mil ( will test spurs resolve)

I have it on good authority that most of these deals will be discussed between clubs. Not all will happen but over 60% will.

J Man
   liverpool turnaround

sad but true alonso and mascherano are both going to be sold.
but rafa will get the money and he will rebuiild.

also out will be arbeloa, degen, voronin and injuerd aurelio(retiring)

the signings will be.

sneijder– part of alonso deal
bueno–part of alonso deal
busqueats–part of mascherano deal

aguero will play behind torres and gerrard and sneijder gonna form a CM partnership with lucas and busquets as backup
  Tranmere Rovers Ins:

Francis Jeffers – Sheffield Wednesday: Free:

Stephen Darby – Liverpool Loan:

Lauri Dalla Valle – Liverpool Loan:

David Connolly – Bosman:

Lee Carsley – Free:

Henri Lansbury – Arsenal – Loan

Jonathan Douglas – Bosman

Ricardo Fernandes – Chelsea/Boasman – Free
  Massive Transfer News – All over the Aussie Press. . . .Mark Viduka seen in Paris Airport with Wenger. . . photos have hit the papers today. . heard it here 1st
  "I work for a major sports retailer which sells everton accessories only. "

erm then it can't be that major if they only sell everton goods. . unless of course it's disney because I hear they do mickey mouse stuff
  Real and united agree on knock down price for van der vart if united pulled out of the race for benzema.
  100% Facts (keep your eye open):
– Michael Owen will join United by the end of the week if he passes his medical at Old Trafford.
– Joe Cole will sign for Liverpool for around £15m. Ancelotti thinks Cole is a one footed player and wants to get rid of him. . Liverpool will sign him when they see that Silva will join United for £25m.
– Ruud Van Nistelrooy will be joining Blackburn Rovers now, not United.
  All the Arsenal rumours about Wenger bringing in a load of players is pure rubbish.
Wenger said in the press on Wednesday that its wrong to bring in more than 3 players in a transfer window as it upsets the balance of the team, he said he would rather bring players through and develop them rather than ship in players for massive sums of money.

As for rumours I have heard – James McCarthy will sign for Burnley early next week in a reported £1 million plus addons deal with one of Burnleys newly signed pros from the youth side going the other way in a loan deal.

Also heard Wigan will finalise the Scotland transfer next week, Man Utd will sign Owen and JK Huntelaar in the coming days, Liverpool are set to bid for David Silva and Chelsea will sell Essien or Terry to help finance the Pato deal.
  Its as simple as this. arsenal will bring in one more player for sure, a DCM, and any other arrivals will be a) to replace any 1st team players who depart, and b) youngsters looking to be nurtured by the genius of Arsene. all these big £20+ names ppl keep talking about will not arrive, this isn't how arsenal operates.
in a nutshell:
in: vermaelen(done 10m), Flamini(p/e), Huntelaar(15m)/Dzeko(14m), Sakho(8m)/Richards(7m), + quality youngsters on the cheap.
out: Senderos(5m), Gallas(5m), Adebayor(15m + Flamini), Gilbert(1m), maybe Eboue(7m)

with rosicky and eduardo back to fitness, traore, hoyte and lansbury back from loan spells, wilshere and ramsey signing new long term deals and the above quality signings coming in, arsenal should be making a marked improvement next season. i just hope my fellow gooners stop making up the crappy rumours they have been making. there is some guy on here who is still going on about how arsenal are going to sign melo and ribery. bro, melo signed a new deal a few days ago, this is OLD NEWS. ribery wants to go to madrid and has snubbed england altogether. benzema is joining madrid one of our previous targets raul albiol has also gone to madrid.
the alternatives for the above predictions are up and coming but as yet not renowned players such us Lorik Cana, Blaise Matuidi and Maroune Chamakh. All of these are valued around the £10m mark. as for the youngsters, Eden Hazard is a target for most big clubs around europe, but his club are determined to keep hold of him. if a bidding war arises, arsenal will only be also–rans.
and enough with all this usmanov business. it doesn't matter if he offers the board money to spend. Arsene will only spend if he deems it necessary.
  Manchester United to make a shock bid for Clarence Seedorf for £9million
  Michael Owen will officially sign today for MAN UTD once he has passed his medical.


Lescott will be sold for 20–25 mill next week and we will see M Richards as part of the deal, also Jo will come on a season long loan deal.

Possible Ins (with lescott funds)

Top Targets J Moutinho, L Cana , A Robben

Watch This Space
  Antoine Sibierski to sign for bristol city in next 24 hrs
  Owen to sign for United, 100% definate, if passes medical. United to also bring in 2 of either Douglas costa £18mil, miguel veloso and joao moutinho double swoop for combined fee of 28mil, silva £28 mil. rumour regarding Essien is gathering pace but chelsea will never sell to united. Upfront united will bring in 2 strikers, owen done deal, and one of either aguero 40 mil, luis fabiano £20 mil of Gignac £12mil. 100% certain to happen!! remember where you heard it first!
  Leroy Lita is training with Bristol City in the hope that he can earn a contract with the west country's number 1 team
  LFC situation. . It's becoming clear now that Alonso will unfortunately be leaving for Real Madrid. The teams have compromised on the price by delaying the deal, ensuring Liverpool do not have to part with 20% of the transfer fee to Real Sociadad. This means the price will be around £30m cash. This will fund the deal for David Silva, with Martinez, D'Agostino or Hamsik coming in as Xabi's replacement. Mascerano will not be allowed to leave as Rafa wants to keep the core of his team in tact. He has 3 years left on his contract but will be offered an improved deal to give him parity with other senior squad members.
  Lol nobody seen owen to man united did they? this will be followed by henry or xavi man u will sign player from barca
  Leicester City are set to make bids for Southampton duo, Morgan Schneiderlin and Marek Saganowski.

Tom Cleverley is also rumoured to be making a return to the Walkers Stadium, along with Goalkeeper David Stockdale.
  In response to. .


we DO, i repeat DO have ALOT of money to spend, usmanov is willing to pump £100m into the transfer, stan kroenke is also willing to pump money into the transfer kitty, we will have £20m+ from the adebayor sale, so YES WE DO HAVE MONEY TO SPEND!!!!

on the transfers coming in:
ribery and benzema have both said they would come to arsenal just to work under the messiah who is Arsene Wenger.
Miguel veloso WILL arrive at the emirates for around £10m–£15m and will take up the defensive midfield role.
Melo has just put speculation of arriving at the emirates to bed by signing a 1 year contract extension with florentina, keeping him there until 2013.
Robben is a possibility as it is well known he will be leaving madrid.

Wake up. .The money is not there, money will only be pumped in if they more control of the club. Wenger has already stated there is no money there (not a cover up)and is enjoying developing his young squad. Benzema is already at Madrid and Ribery has already stated he doesn't want to come to England. Why Robben when we are stacked with young creative midfielders??? Melo has shown loyalty to Fiorentina – respect him for it, even though weve missed out on a great acquisition. .
Real rumours – possible return for Flamini and a young right back to be brought in to cover Sagna while Hoyte develops. .no more than 10 mil more spent. .
  Man utd will make a 50m bid 4 andres iniesta because saf knows that he needs a world class midfielder and valencia will never be as good as ronaldo was. .but the bid will fail because iniesta feels that barca is the place to make him the best player in the world
mata will join liverpool for around 13m,there is a slight chance that lennon will also join 4 10m. arsenal will try and lure agger if toure leaves.
  With regards to Man. Utd. I have it on good authority that David Villa and David Silva are both being targeted by SAF. While Villa would rather stay in Spain, he will have to stay at valencia as neither of the big 2 in Spain are willing to part with the necessary funds ie. 45m . Silva meanwhile would rather go to L'Pool if given the option but will join his teammate at utd if SAF can convince them to come. This will set SAF back 65m but he signed Berba for 30m in anticipation of Ron going but has been disappointed with his play and will try to offload him quietly if possible or keep him for another year. He would also like Essien but Chelsea will under no circumstances sell him. Liverpool meanwhile will land Martinez(Bilbao) before they will let Alonso join Real. Benitez does not want Masch to leave but will let him go for 35m for personal reasons. ie his missus is unhappy in England. L'pool to sign Mark Noble as his replacement and another forward player possibly Mata to join.
  Sheffield United news

with williamson and reid in the bag, mcindoe will follow before the weekend, he will pen a 3 year deal with the club. rumours of both beckford and evans are unfounded but I have it on good authority the latter may sign before the team depart for a pre–season tour of malta. have been told by a source at the academy that the team will be joined in malta by a young trialist, kennet willelm. willelm, a tall crouch like forward has played in the top flight of german football making 16 substitute appearances last season. he will feature heavily in the tour as club staff assess his suitability and that he has made a full recovery from a recent brittle bone related injury.

cotterill – cardiff city
sharp – leeds / forest
naughton – man city as part of evans deal
  ___Manchester United___

Douglas Costa and Dodo will sign for around £18m. £13m for Douglas and £5m for Dodo.

Valencia has already signed for £15.25m on a 4 year deal from Wigan.

Their will be 3 other signings:
Sergio Aguero from Atletico for £35m; NOT David Villa as he is 27 and SAF is not willing to pay big sums for players over 25.

David Silva will partner Valencia on the other wing and will join from Valencia for £23m.

The next signing will depend on Owen Hargreaves if he recovers fully Veloso will sign from Sporting CP and if he doesn't Essien will sign from Chelsea.
  Everton are to sell lescott for 25 million to man city and also elano is included in the deal
  Liverpool to take advantage of Southampton's crisis by snapping up Adam Lallana and Morgan Schneiderlin for a combined £4m up front, with another £4m of add–ons linked to performance over the next 3 years. They will then be loaned out to a Championship or lower Premiership team for next season.
  To the rather sad Liverpool supporter who called the EFC supporter a numpty re his post regarding Pennant. .well you certainly had a point regarding Pennant, then Iam afraid, my good friend, your credibility went straight down the toilet in one foul flush when you intimated that Villa would still be signing for Liverpool. . just when is the penny going to drop ??? Villa will not be signing for Liverpool (no smokescreens involved) the man has said it himself !!! it really is becoming quite annoying.
As for real rumours,my Mrs works for the firm of accountants KPMG who look after several clubs involving Liverpool.She has told me in the last day or so,that the Sunderland move for Bent is drawing to a conclusion and that Spurs have dropped the asking price to a sum believed to be around 12 million.what is quite significant in the deal going through is that Sunderland have shown a willingness to pay the transfere fee in one almighty lump sum. .something which I am informed is a rare thing. Lets wait and see what happens
  I have just met marko janko at edinburgh airport, i think he could be unveiled as Celtics first signing. Glad Fletcher went 2 Burnley, good player but not at that price and obv Mowbray didnt want him as we never bid, we defo need a CB to play alongside the heid but i think milan misun will fill the left bk berth, expect a lot of youth and reserves to get there chance and flourish,ie mizuno mccourt ferry mcginn hutchison
  United are close to the signing of Robben (about £9m) and are working hard on Ashley Young (about £20m + Nani). There will be a big hitting midfielder too – possibly Essien for about £30m but don't rule out Yaya Toure (despite his new contract) if Barce get Mascherano.
  I'm e pure villa fan and I've heard rumors that aston villa are about to sign DAVID BENTLEY for 8 million (almost sure) , bring DOWNING on a loan deal, OWEN for free, CAMPBELL (almost sure) and AURELIO.
  Arsenal Transfer Targets!

Well since Our two main targets, Melo and Yaya Toure have extened there contracts. Wenger has been looking at the following options

Gago(not pleased with kaka taking he's number and Xabi linked to RM)

Cana(too add a bit to the middle,can already see a cana v lampard fight)

Veloso( he would be prime because can play in defence, but pace is the issue)

Hitzlsperger( Highly regarded within arsenal)

Matuidi(is also a hot prospect)

Flammini(wenger wants him part of the adebayor deal)

Inler( wants to pay at the top level)

Asamoah(the next essien)

Wenger still has the likes of Song,Denilson and Diaby in the cards though expect to see diaby out if he doesn't perfom.

In defence and experience is the name of the game,possibilies of Toure going to Man City, Senderos parting ways. Wenger to cash in on traore if the right offers come.

  Its D day at the emirates today.
the board will decide wether to take up mr usmanovs offer of underwriting £100mill to go towards players and paying off some debt. yes not all the money will be for players.
no surprise that benzema rumour never came to fruitian.
wont be surprised if the first transfer activity at arsenal will be the expected departure of Adebayor to milan. personally i hope we get flamini back as part of the deal. that would defo appease fabregas as they were best pals.
secondly i think arshavin will leave. probably barcelona who seem to be sitting back and waiting for madrid to stop spending then they will open their wallet.
can only see 2 more additions to arsenal squad

paul the gooner
  Heard from the ever reliable, ngiak
finally man u are signing
– jan klass huntelaar – he is probably not a galactico/ overcrowding in the dressing room
– ashley young – with a couple of players going the other way – we need english, and an attacker who has played more than a few games in the premiership
– michael essien ??? – a rumour that ngiak heard from another rumour–monger, quite a long shot
need more info – anyone knows fergie's horse?
  Celtic Rumours:
Celtic are still hopefull of capturing long term signing target Russian Dimitri Radechenko. Others being spoke of are Marc Degreyse, Ivan Del La Pena, Robbie Keane, Ryan Giggs, Ian Harte and Juan Pizzi for a reported 10 million pounds. It's took awhile but all should be at Celtic before August. Also joined by the return of Marco Viduka.

  To the guy who said about essien joining man utd– not sure about that to be honest, although i may be wrong of course. Ur right that fergie wants a defensive mid as i said before my family in italy reckoned he was chasing de rossi, but apparently essien has been earmarked by real as their next signing as they know they can't get ribery till next season. To be honest, if real pay the money i would have thought hed go to them over man utd, and doubt if chelsea would even accept a bid from man u.
Anyway, for the hundredth time ac milan are balls out for malouda and adebayor, and leonardo has no wish to go for anyone else at the moment. DUCKULA
ps this is unfounded but iv just got a feeling that owen and micah will both end up at man u this season, or maybe micah and terry at chelsea?
  Man Utd ins. . . .

You can all thank me later
  Arsenal News

i said we'd never sign benzema and i was proved right.
we won't be signing ribery either, what we have to remember is that for all our past glory we are now 4th choice when it comes to players looking to play in england.

in spite of that we will sign over the next few weeks the following players:

Zapata from Udinese
Cana from Marsiele
Hazard and possibly Cabaye from Lille
and Hulk from porto if adebarndoor leaves.
  Exclusive news: Arsenal have accepted Alisher Usmanov money, Usmanov will show he is genuine by pumping up £40m to sign Ribery the deal will include Adebayor going the other way £40m + Adebayor for Franck Ribery, Arshavin will be used as a striker, Arsene will also sign Lorik Cana £10m and this will be the end of Arsenal transfers unless players leave

The Emirates rat
  Benzema is going to real madrid for 30 million, lyon have accepted a bid.
as a rangers fan it sickens me to see people saying we are goin for the likes of danny invincible and billy mehmet. RUBBISH! and boyd isn't going anywhere either. the players to leave who havent left already will be, beasley, gow, adam, webster, steven smith,fergie and probably velicka. rangers are also NOT interested in steven hughes, why would they? he couldnt do it in his 1st spell at the club. players watty will go for are tonel, brunt, bjalmar and maybe a loan deal for fabio of man utd.
  As a lifelong Newcastle fan, I am suffering like all other geordies but as an employee of Newcastle United (clerk), I am more than happy at some of the paperwork i have been looking at over the past couple of weeks.
The SaS is coming to Newcastle!
Shepherd and Shearer!

Players that we HAVE lodged bids for are:
J.Beckford – £3.5Million
S.Cox – £3Million
N.Bailey – £700K
C.Eagles – £3Million
S.Hunt – £5Million (Accepted)

Plus we are going to raid the mackems and sign:
D.Murphy – £2Million
C.Edwards – £1Million
R.Anderson – £700K
D.Healy – £2.5Million
P.McShane – £2Million
Just waiting for Bruce and Quinn to get back to us.

Going to walk the Championship and trade places with the mackems!

This is going to be as big of resurrections as Jesus but with Shearer(the real messiah) at the helm 110poins and a good cup run are all but garunteed.

You won't be laughing long mackems!
  Ok These are the Accurate Transfer From around The World.

Arsenal ins:
Vermaelen £8.5m
Naldo £8.5m
Lorik Cana £8.5m
Maroune Chamakh £8.5m
All the Same Price!!
Arsenal Outs:
Gallas Inter milan 5m
Adebayor AC milan 21m

Chelsea ins:
Sessegnon £12m
Zhirkov £18m
Chelsea Outs:
Shevchenko Dynamo kyev £1m
Di santo Blackburn loan
Bouhlarouz Hamburg 2m
deco £3m to inter
Manchesterunited ins:
valencia £16m
Nilmar £8m
Douglas Costa £12m
Eto'o £32m
Manchester united outs:
Ronaldo Real Madrid £80m
Tevez Loan Expired

Liverpool Ins: Them and Real madrid to swap stars
Johnson £18m
Suso undisc
M.Diarra £6m
Sneijder £15m
Robben £8m
Liverpool Outs:
Arbeloa & Xabi Alonso to real madrid 37m
Mascherano Barcelona 37m
Leto panathonikos £5m
Voronin Hetha Berlin undisc
Hyypia bayern leverkusen free

Real Madrid ins:
Ronaldo £80m
Kaka £56m
Benzema £28m
Albiol £12m
David Silva £21m
Arbeloa £10m
Xabi Alonso £27m

Real Madrid Outs:
Robben Liverpool £8m
Sneijder liverpool £15m
M.Diarra Liverpool £6m
Cannavarro juventus free
RVN bordauex 2m

Barcelona ins:
Villa £30m
Mascherano £37m
keirison £9m

Barcelona Outs:
eto'o £32m
Roben to Man U
Aguero to Liverpool, it looks like a weird deal so there is a small chance it will not go through during summer transfer period but it will be done by winter transfer period
Benitez does not want to let neither Alonso nor Mascherano go, but will not force them to stay
Barcelona are playing hardball and are refusing a deal that involves money plus Bojan, trying to offload some of their unwanted players
Real is not going to go through with an Alonso bid, just scare tactics for Barcelona
Arsenal not getting Benzema or Ribery, who came up with that?
  I am going to have to put a few of you straight, as your “suggestions” are miles off the mark. Regarding Chelsea, someone wrote Michael Ballack is going to Man City, well that’s a shame as he signed a new four year contract at the end of the season. I would like to see Ballack leave Chelsea he is no where near as good as he used to be.

Pato will sign for Chelsea for a new British transfer record, however the will he/won’t he saga will go on for a while. Alex will be going to Man City it’s just a question of time…. another overrated player. Every season Liverpool/Spurs fans go on about Joe Cole. It won’t happen maybe in a few years but not this season. Essien will not go to Man United, why would Chelsea sell to one of their rivals ….get real. Shev will be back at Chelsea, he will mainly feature in cup competitions.

There a lot of rumours about Bosingwa and I think it will be a great loss if we lose him. Likely destination is Bayern Munich, however we will NOT be signing Ribery, Villa or anyone like that. The only possibility we may have is Tevez coming which I hope he does. Also as I said expect Robben to sign for Chelsea, this is because his partnership with Joe Cole was something special. Lastly, I wouldn’t worry about Real Madrid having all these players ever heard the saying ‘to many chefs spoil the broth’ well this will be the case. That’s why Barcelona got rid of Ronaldhino a few seasons ago as there were too many good players.
  West brom news. . .roberto di mateo has given his approval of the simon cow deal from swindon for around 2mill n he wil be signed early nxt week. other possibilities tht are doin the rounds is tht michael johnson of man city wil cum in on loan 4 the season along wiv kelvin etuhu.
Offers have been received for steven davis, but walter won't be selling him.
Pedro won't be leaving either as he wants top class european football.
There has yet to be offers for ferguson or boyd but if the right price walter will accept.
Charlie adam a.gow beasley velicka have a very high chance of going but none for substancial amounts.

Tonel 2.5m
Hughes free
Lovenkrands free


There is many rumours of a takeover but nothing solid yet
  Now let me tell some really breaking news and Logic. . . I am a liverpool fan and there are some important news. .we will be loosing Alonso to Madrid. . madrid will meet 30mil plus alvero negrado in return. . . . we also will sell arbeloa to madrid for another 8 mil. .which will make our transfer tally to 58 mill. . .in which we will loose 10 mill to Portsmouth. .but we will have another 3 mill from the sale of Leto. .makes to total of 50 mill.
Now we won't sell mAscherano to Barca. . also we got an assuarance from Madrid that they will not be in the race for we are going to silva in 7 days. . for 22 mil. .we also will sign Javi martinez for 12 mill.
  Celtic will sign 2 players from nancy and a few from EPL.Tony mowbray will make marc janko his second signing after fortune.He will also show faith in paddy mccourt mizuno and hutchinson and show trust in the youngsters.

Because willie mcstay is manager of ujpest, he will give celtic any young talent.
Here we go for 1 in a row
C'mon MOGGA––Hail Hail
  Arsenal Latest

Did i not say Arsenals name with Benzema Was just to hike the price up from 25 to over 30 Million.Sakho is now more likely due to the Gallas situation. This will help us keep Toure and maybe get his brother if Masc goes to Barsa.The Ade situation will be resolved soon expect a replacement if he leaves Huntelaar is still high on the wanted list and also Eden Hazard. As for Veloso Wenger likes him but not at the price he is being quoted. Finally the stella move by Wenger might well be Ashley Young of Aston Villa who would allow Nasri a more central role.

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  David silva is having medical at anfield. . he's staying at the same place torres did when he came for his. .got in last night. . how do i know. . .ive just taken lunch to his room where he's sitting watching lfc dvds with a very pretty but bored looking woman. . gutted i wasnt workin when torres was here, but at least i'm here for him ;o) go on you red's ! ! !
  Arsenal to sign David Beckham from the La Galaxy. David`s fairytale is approaching the end now a move back to london for beckham before the world cup and a move back to england will make all parties happy and wenger gets the experienced player we have all been wanting at Arsenal. Looks like Wenger won`t have to bother signing Melo or all these other silly targets we get linked with BECKHAM TO ARSENAL – Ive been told is the surprise signing wenger is on about.
  Bentley to be announced as a villa signing next monday. .

Reports suggest Wesley sneijder/Joe Cole are MONS top targets of the summer.

kyle naughton, fabian delph and phillipe senderos to be villa players come the end of the month too.
  "Not a West Ham fan, but was driving past Zola's house on Sunday (Yes I know where it is) and saw a silver car in the drive. . number plate ANTON.

West Ham Fans expect the return of Ferdinand jnr."

Anton must have left his car there, to save some money for airport parking, while he flew out to be best man at his brothers wedding in the Carribean!! Also, he doesn't have a private reg. on his car & his car is a black BMW X6!
  Certain transfers:
David Villa to Barca.Riberry to Real.
Aguero to Manu,Silva to Real,Fabiano to Milan/Manu/Chelsea.
  Aston Villa ins:

Wes Brown
Micah Richards
Sol Campbell (New Captain)
Wayne Bridge

Joe Cole
Stewart Downing
R.Van der Vaart

  To the person that said Tim Cahill and Steven Pienaar will be joining Liverpool for a combined 18mill??? Don't be so stupid! Tim Cahill has come out plenty of times in interviews always stating the he would NEVER leave Everton for Liverpool as he has too much respect for the club that gave him a chance and he also cares about what people think of him in years to come. He also has 'EFC' tattooed on his forearm which would look good in a short sleeved liverpool shirt. Also you want 35mill for alonso? and think u can get Cahill and Pienaar BOTH for 18mill?! when Tim Cahill scores twice the amount of goals Alonso scores and is one of the few most consistent players in the premier league?!

Anyway to a REAL rumour!!!

I have a close source that has told me a rumour that Michael Owen has verbally agreed to join Everton his boyhood club. This will be revealed by the weekend – middle of next week. so expect Owen to be in an Everton shirt sunday–wednesday. This what was just what I heard from my close source, but there was 1 more thing that made this source even more true. I work for a major sports retailer which sells everton accessories only. (due to the fact that you can only buy Everton replica from the megastore) And Everton Football Club rung my manager only 2 days ago asking for several hundred of shirt printing letters of O's, W's, E's and N's to be transferred to Everton One (megastore). Again this is just a rumour but i am almost 100% certain when taking everything into account, this should be a done deal if not now, by nest week. You heard it here first! :)
  14 Million! Surely Owen should pay the club if he wants to use their treatment table!
  And it's bad news for Doncaster fans, and even worse for dawdling Burnely. . Today an OFFICIAL bid for Mills was made in the reigion of £3mill and was accepted. Whether or not Forest can now convince him to join their mini–revolution is another matter, but this is the first time the player has been allowed to talk to another side.

But it's not all good news for the red army as Derby have today had an offer accpeted for Barker, one of Forest's high priority targets. Without a bid accepted yet, Forest are now playing cath–up to sign their prefered partner for Mills, now that Jones looks set to Jone Sheffield Utd.
  To all the LFC fans saying they are selling Mascherano to Barca for £40–60m, be serious, he is good, but more like £25m good. Before you slag me off im a wolves fan.
LFC to sign Silva and no–one else (I know they have already signed Johnson and that 16 year old).
CFC to sign Zhirkov and maybe a center mid depending on if Deco/Ballack/Essien leaves.
AFC won't sign Ribery, especially not for £30m + Bendter because that's just stupid.
MUFC to sign Silva (if LFC don't get him), Dodo, Costa and Aguero + Ljajic is coming back from loan at Partizan.

Come on you Wolves!!
  Silva Valencia–– + Alonso–– Liverpool next up on Real Madrids mad summer shopping spree.

Could all these hyped up gooners please stop posting bllocks on here. .NO more big household names. Your making me cringe with embarrassment that we support the same club. It shows how little you understand, Wenger or the current financial structure at the Emirates.

If you buy someone at 20 million you rarely make money on them. I can't think of many examples where that's happened.

IF Wengers buys and that's IF, it'll be more additions to the youth teams. Likely to be of French or African descent.

He likes to Buy low and Sell High.

That Said – I want a big ugly dirty centre midfield that'll hurt people and add some much needed grit to our team.

––End of Message––
  More news on Cardiff City. I work in the Asda superstore near Cardiff new Leckwith stadium and just saw Jason Koumas being driven into the ground. Rumour down here is that Cardiff see Koumas as the perfect replacment for Prem bound Joe Ledley. Koumas has always thought highly of Cardiff after his loan spell there and would love the chance to play reg football again. Owen to Cardiff is another rumour doing the rounds. .may sound far fetched but don't forget we had Fowler and Hasslebank and nobody expected that!!
  Liverpool will make a bid for a left winger, either Ashley Young, Juan Mata or David Silva. £25m for Young and Silva and £15m for Mata
  Expect valencia to be the only major signing of the summer for Man United. SAF is going to start playing a 442, with rooney and berba permanent starters, with macheda as a sub. the defence and midfeild will only be upgraded if players leave, like the many rumours about vidic.
SAF will wait until january, and has been promised by the board that he will have all the money from ronaldo to spend. he will upgrade in january if needed.

Arseanl have been given funds from the russian share holder (usmanov. .not 100% on his name), but wenger will stay true to his policie. he may make a few signing, like dezko, but most of the money he won't spend. And even if he wanted to buy a big name player, it would be near impossible with real madrid buying a new player every week.
  Manchester United are now looking at signing Atletico Madrid's young striker Sergio 'Kun' Aguero for around €35m. Atletico may try to hold out for more money though, nearer the €40m mark. If the Aguero deal doesn't come to fruition then United may look towards Real Madrid's Klaas–Jan Huntelaar for €25m. Emmanuel Adebayor and Roma's Mirko Vucinic are also on the shortlist, but remain long shots. Douglas Costa will sign for Manchester United within the next two weeks for around £15m rising to £20m based on appearances and clauses. Villareal's Spanish goalkeeper Diego Lopéz is also on the shortlist of new 'keepers to arrive although this position isn't seen as a necessity.
  Glasgow Rangers FC latest rumours

I've been told by my sources at Murray Park not to expect a lot of players in or out this summer.
The only deals looking likely to happen are the following.


Ferguson to Birmingham £1.2m . Eck is looking at other central midfielders like Pat Viera but with him likely to snub Birmingham Eck will come in for Fergie in the next week or so.

Adam will join Blackpool for £500k again within the next week.

Beasley has been told he can go and Schalke who tried to lure him in January will come back in again with a bid of £750k.

Hemdani already gone and Dailly will not be offered another contract. Aaron Niquez has not gone back to Valencia and will stay for another year.


Walter is after another Centre half, a left midfielder, and another forward.

Expect the following to arrive at Ibrox in July.

Driver from Hearts – £1.75m
Tonel from S Lisbon – £2m
Harewood from Villa – £1.5m

you heard it here first!!!!!
  I work at the tottenham training ground and really close friends with kevin bond
he tells me that

done deals !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
remember this post when it happens
  As a friend of young Jack Rodwell I can say with every certainty that he is not going anywhere. Fact.
  Transfers News

celtic to sign fortune in next 24hrs and also expect harry kewell to sign for 2 million by end of the month as he hates it in turkey and Hamman on one year deal

  To the guy who said taht the right backs at united are going to be simpson and rafael. theres no chance that brown will be sold. it will be simpson gone cause fergie doesn't rate him and wes will stay.
  Soo what if real madrid are buying benzema ronaldo . .ribery maybe
didnt they do this before with the likes of figo zidane ect. .
manchester united never buy big named players they always but uprising players and they still win things. .
the only big signing they have brought in is berbatov and hes crap!!
i can still pretty much assure they won't win champions league wiv all there big spending. .
also people are constantly slagging manchester city off about their riduculus spendings . . not one person has complained about real madrid
some rumours :
eden hazard – isn't going anywhere
manchester city are getting michael owen because in januray owen and hughes agreed the deal on a gentlemans hand shake.
they also have signed tevez and lescott but not eto'o yet
watch this space :D
  Adebayor will go to madrid in exchange for huntelaar + 10mil


Edin dzeko–Wolfsburg
Sergio Marcos– Atletico Madrid
upson & green–west ham
huntelaar–real madrid
Diego–warder bremen


senderos–warder bremen
traore–birmingham (LOAN)

  To the guy that said arsenal will sign adam lallana from the saints for £2mill. i have heard the same, apparently arsene holds lallana in high regard and why wouldn't he is a fantastic prospect lots of skills and a good creater.
  Michael Owen has today been checked out at the private hospital in Droitwich, prior to completing his medical at Bodymoor heath Friday. He will be announced along with Bentley and Tuncay at the Friday press conference.
  Liverpool FC

Xabi Alonso – Real Madrid – 30M + Alvaro Negredo
Alvaro Arbeloa – Real Madrid – 7M
Charles Itandje – French Team – £500,000
Jack Hobbs – Leicester – 1M
Sebastian Leto – Panathiokos – 3M
Paul Anderson – Nottingham Forest – £250,000
Jermain Pennant – Everton – Free
Andrea Dossena – Juvenus – 5M ?

Alvaro Negredo – Real Madrid – p/ex
Luis Alberto – Seville – 3M
David Silva/Juan Mata – Valencia – 20M
Javi Martinez – Athletico Bilboa – 12M
Gaetano D'Agostino – Udinese – 15M
Steven Defour – Standard Leige – 8M

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  'I work near the stoke city michelin training ground and i haveseen obafemi martins training with the potters'–––– interesting seeing that Stoke aren't back in training yet. Almost as good as the Benzema at Man U's training ground yesterday.

Some real Stoke rumours. Tom Huddlestone discussing an 8.5 million pounds move to the Britannia.

Stoke and West Ham closer to agreeing a fee for Dean Ashton but a further medical needed after he returns from honeymoon.

Kevin Nolan has done a U turn on his original rejection of a move to Stoke and a possible deal back on.

Cardiff want Dave Kitson

Seyi Olofinjana attracting interest from France in both Monaco and Marseilles

Jermaine Pennant wanted by Stoke but Fulham also keen.

Un–named African winger/midfielder has had talks after a fee agreed.
  ========= ARSENAL F.C============

Adebayor to move to AC Milan for an estimated £15mill and Arsenal will replace him with Roma forward Vucinic as he has caught Wengers eye as a "born predator". Also Fabregas looks certain to return to Barca and will probably be replaced with Lassana Diarra of R.Madrid. He looks to have fallen out of favour with Madrids recent capture of Kaka. He sees a move back to the gunners as an ideal opportunity to continue his progress and continue to play in the Champions League. Kolo Toure may also leave with R.Madrid also looking to strengthen their defence and Wenger sees the best replacement as Lescott from Everton and Lescott would love the chance to experience Champions League football. A goalkeeper is also desperately needed and i would suggest either Seb Frey or Artur Boruc as ideal replacements for Almunia and Fabianski both of which are not good enough to play for the Gunners.
  United are in talks with Michael Owen today. This is totally unacceptable. We are becoming a laughing stock after Real Madrid rubbed Fergies nose in it, we are now looking at a knackered reject who played for Liverpool and so should never be allowed to wear our shirt. It is a disgrace. I am sure all true Liverpool fans feel the same that he should even consider playing for us. Never the twain should meet.
  Okay, all of you Liverpool FC fans are a bit confused about the Mascherano–FC Barcelona situation. If Mascherano comes to Barca, it will be for money and not players. .Yaya Toure has just signed an improved contract extension until 2012 and Bojan has said many times that he wants to stay for his entire career. Pep Guardiola and Joan Laporta both want Bojan to stay with Barca for his entire career, Bojan wants the same.
One last thing, expect David Villa to sign for Barca within the next two weeks. He has clearly stated that he will stay in Spain. .
VISCA BARCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Stephen mbia is not coming to everton but everton will sighn jauo moutiniho,joe ledley,michael owen,jo and richards in px for lescott for 15 mil

and also except some loans from teams lke man utd and arsenal

Joe Cole Hands In Transfer Requests Which Has Put Liverpool On High Alert And Are Willing To Offer 12 Million For His Services. .

liverbird "in the know". . . . . . . . .
  Manchester United have been in contact with Real Madrid over Ruud Van Nistelrooy. Rumour has it that Real Madrid are keen to let alot of their dutch players leave the club, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Arjen Robben & Wesley Sneijder are the main ones that have been linked with moves away from Madrid this summer.

As far as I know, Ruud Van Nistelrooy left on good terms with United so why not make a comeback?

Arjen Robben has also been linked with a move to the premiership but the source doesn't state which team it is that he has been linked with. . Although I could guess either Chelsea or United are the 2 clubs that spring to mind.

Other Rumours/Facts:
– Frank Ribery has told Bayern Munich he wants to leave and go to Madrid. Madrid will sign him sometime in the next 2 weeks and you'll also be seeing Sneijder make a move to Bayern.
– Wayne Rooney has told SAF that he would love to play along–side Ronaldinho next season and it's rumoured that United will make contact with AC Milan about a £25m deal being done.
– Karim Benzema deal with Madrid is almost done. The fee at the minute is £30m but could raise to £35 depending on Benzema's performance in La Liga.
– David Silva will sign for Liverpool in the next 2 weeks. Fernando Torres has told Rafa he wants any one of the following to help LFC win the league next season:
– David Villa
– David Silva
– Mata
David Silva is the one that will sign.
  Warren Feeney going to Jambos its a done deal , Was going to sign for Leeds till he heard Hearts wanted him.
  Man utd will sign michael owen by the 5th of july
Luka modric will sign for 21mill hopefully before the 15th of july
Dodo is a done deal for 5mill
Douglas Costa will also come in for 12 mill
all these are definates SAF may buy a few more like André–Pierre Gignac or Yaya Toure

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