Football Rumours Archive May 03 2009


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with barca recent big win over real it makes barca lookin more attractive to players such as
ribery and benzema villa etc
the same can be said for liverpools performances against real and chelsea
  Ok with the 6+5 coming in expect rafa to go for english players in the summer gareth barry will sign ,also michael owen will come in but due to injury problems will have to take massive pay cut rafa also looking at stewart downing and aaron lennon,also with daniel agger signing new contract sami hyypia will leave and hangeland from fulham to come to liverpool players leaving degan,dossena,voronin,itange,lucas,also david villa out of liverpool price range but expect a bid for david silva red rob
  Liverpool Football Club
Liverpool already have £46m to spend in the summer, with the yanks giving Rafa £30m + money from transfers, including the Robbie Keane money. He wants Liverpool to beat the smaller clubs which is the problem with Liverpool this season. Expect 2 BIG NAMED SIGNINGS from a relatively wide selection, seeing as Rafa has already said he will be having a clear out this season and buying in class. David Villa is a target at a fee of 30m. He is willing to pay this only because he is best mates with Torres and the partnership would be clinical. If he can't manage to sign Villa or Valencia do what they done with Silva, then they will turn their attention to Tevez for £26m. He will also sign Michael Owen on a bosman no matter what. This has been done and will be announced at the end of the season. He also wants 2 new CD's, a LM, a RB and RM. Expect him to try for Lennon for around £14m, although Spurs are reluctant to sell and will probably turn his attentions elsewhere, with Valencia (£12m) and Geovanni(£6m) being tipped to join. The CD's seem to be Christopher Samba for around £7m and Ryan Shawcross for £4m. These will be backups for Agger and Skrtel, with JC being pushed to right back. The LM will be Stewart Downing as Boro look doomed for the Championship, so the fee will be smaller than usual at about £6m. We will also be signing Gareth Barry for £10m as he is English and counts as a English for the CL, and Barry is determined to move to a top 4 club for the CL. Fortunately this doesn't mean Alonso will go, with Alonso, Masch and Barry all being rotated to keep them happy. The CM to leave will be Lucas, who will leave for a rather generous £6m to Sao Paolo. Ryan Babel is a cert to leave in the summer as Rafa doesn't like his attitude but expect him to be used to sweeten a deal for either Walcott or Aguero. If its Walcott, then its a straight swap as AW will never back down a challenge and feels he can get the best out of him, and with Theo beign a LFC fan and Miguel Guno being a AFC fan, it would be best for both parties. If its Aguero, then its £25m plus Babel. Of course this would mean that David Villa or Tevez will not be joining. I personally see the Aguero deal happening as he is a Liverpool fan (SO WILL THE MANCS STOP SAYING HE'LL MOVE TO YOUSE BECAUSE HE WON'T) and I doubt very much that Walcott will leave Arsenal to be a benchwarmer as he isn't as good as Gerrard, as he'll be playing RM next season. Finally, the RB is obviously Glen Johnson. He was as good as ours in January but the yanks couldn't afford the fee and talks were closed. We now have the money and are willing to meet their £10m valuation. Emiliano Insua will be the new first choice LB as Dossena is leaving. Gerrard is going to be pushed right as LFC are set to play a 4–4–2 and with Riera – Alonso/Barry – Mascherano its best for the team if he's moved there. Kuyt will become a backup ST and Yossi will be a sort of 5th choice MF as he can cover LM, RM and CM.
Gareth Barry
Sergio Aguero/David Villa/Carlos Tevez
Theo Walcott/Antonio Valencia/Geovanni
Ryan Shawcross
Christopher Samba
Stewart Downing
Glen Johnson
Michael Owen
Approx. amount – £70m (£10m, £25m, £4m, £6m, £5m, £10m, Bos.)
Andrea Dossena – £7m
Sami Hyypia – Player/Coach
Alvaro Arbeloa – £6m
Phillipp Degen – £2m
Ryan Babel – Part Exchange
Lucas – £6m
Jermaine Pennant – £5m
Andrei Voronin – £4m
Approx. amount – £30m
£46m + £30m = £76m.

Other clubs rumours are that Gokhan Inler will join Arsenal alongside Yaya Toure and Mamadou Sakho, being French Arsenal is his destination, with Eden Hazard and Henri Saivet. Bendtner is being sold hence the reason he's getting so many first team appearances, he's putting himself in the shop window. Miguel Veloso will join Bolton, but they will have to sell Fabrice Muamba and Johan Elmander to finalise the deal. Muamba will fetch about £4m and Elmander will get about £6m, with Bolton overspending on him. Blackburn are set to sign Elmander for the £6m and also take a gamble on Kris Commons for about £3m.Chelsea will be surprisingly quiet in the summer, signing only a new striker, with Anelka leaving for £15m to Marseille. Kenwyne Jones will be signed for £12m or Sanli Tuncay (much more likely) for £7m. Carlo Ancelotti will be their new manager. Everton will make Jo a permanent signing for £10m as Man City are willing to take it as 8m is nothing to them anymore. Joao Moutinho will also sign for around £12m. Man City will keep Elano and build a better back 4. Stephen Warnock will sign as LB for £10m, Bordon of Schalke will sign for £16m and Upson for £12m. Diego will also sign for £22m alongside Santa Cruz and their surprise signing, Miroslav Klose. The fee for these will be £24m and £30m respectively. Robinho will leave for £30m to AC Milan as Hughes doesn't like his attitude to the club and also doesn't feel he can cope with the physical demand of the English game, hence why Klose will be signed. Man Utd will be selling Ronaldo only for £70m and will replace him with either Gourcuff of Bordeaux/AC Milan (£13m) or Luka Modric (£18m), not Kaka. Also Karim Benzema will join for £35m. Berbatov will be given more time to settle, but has this season to prove himself. They'll sign another striker as Rooney will be converted into a LM and with no Tevez and Ronaldo, they have 3. This will be Fernando Cavenaghi for £12m. Portsmouth want a new striker to compliment Crouch, as Utaka or Kanu just aren;t good enough. Expect to see Man City's Daniel Sturridge to join on a season long loan with view to buy for around £8m. Spurs will be signing Yohann Gourcuff for £12m as a replacement for Modric, but don't be expecting much business in the window for Spurs, as Redknapp has proven the side he has is good, but the manager wasn't. With Harry at the helm they'd be about 6th now. Stoke are as good as safe and Pulis is already looking for players who could build on the seasons performance, by looking at the relegated clubs. He will be signing Kim Kallstrom on a season–long loan from Lyon and Richard Dunne(£5m) who is getting replaced in the summer and he wants first–team football. Wolves will also be signing Michael Mancienne for the quoted £4m.
Now for the relegation news.
If West Brom drop expect to leave:
James Morrison – Stoke (£1.5m)
Borja Valero – Valladolid (£1m)
Gianni Zuiverloon – Wolves (£2m)
Chris Brunt – Birmingham (£1m)
They will sign Matty Fryatt and Jason Scotland for £1m and £1.5m respectively.
Newcastle United:
Fabricio Coloccini – West Ham (£4m)
Joey Barton – Stoke (£2.5m)
Nicky Butt – Reading (£500k)
Steven Taylor – Stoke (£4m)
Andy Carroll – Stoke (£1.5m)
Xisco – Espanyol (£3m)
Sebastien Bassong – Arsenal (£2m)
Jonas Gutierrez – Spurs (£3m)
Alan Smith – Everton (£1m)
Obafemi Martins – Arsenal (£8m)
Hull City:
Geovanni – Liverpool (£2m)
Michael Turner – Wigan (£800k)
Caleb Folan – Wolves (£1m)
Boaz Myhill – Everton (£1.5m)
Bernard Mendy – Wolves (£600k)
George Boateng – Bolton (£1m)
Daniel Cousin – Blackburn (£1.5m)
Jimmy Bullard – Fulham (£3m) has realised that "moving to a big club" was a mistake seeing as their fighting relegation and his previous club are fighting for Europa League.
Sanli Tuncay – Chelsea (£7m)
Afonso Alves – Heerenveen (£4m)
Stewart Downing – Liverpool (£6m)
Rob Huth – Aston Villa (£2m)
David Wheater – Arsenal (£1.5m)
Gary O'Neil – Portsmouth (£1m)
Mido – Wigan (swap for King)
Craig Gordon – Arsenal (£2m)
Anton Ferdinand – Man Utd (£1.5m)
Steed Malbranque – Bolton (£500k)
Kenwyne Jones – Chelsea (£6m)
Michael Chopra – Cardiff (£500k)

The Special One
  If Boro are relegated, expect Liverpool to make moves for Wheater, Tuncay and Downing.
If Blackburn are relegated expect them to move for Santa Cruz and M.G.Pedersen.
If Newcastle are relegated expect them to move for Owen, S.Taylor and Martins.
If Hull are relegated expect a move for Geovanni.

These would be shrewd moves from Rafa as he realises that this would make good squad players are reasonable prices, allowing him to move on the players that haven't made the grade.
Manuel Almunia
Lukasz Fabianski
Vito Mannone

Kolo Toure
Havard Nordveit (Come Back from Loan)
Johan Djourou
Gavin Hoyte
Bakari Sagna
Gael Clichy
Kieran Gibbs
Jay Emmanuel–Thomas (Come up from Youth)

Alex Song
Aaaron Ramsey
Cesc Fabregas
Fran Merida (Wenger thinks hes good Enough)
Henri Lansbury (Top Class Talent)
Mark Randall (May go on loan , May not)
Jack Wilshere
Armad Traore (Will be used as a Winger)
Samir Nasri
Andrei Arshavin
Theo Walcott

Robin Van Persie
Carlos Vela
Rhys Murphy (Good young English Talent)
Niklas Bendtner (Has to prove himself or he will go)
Rui Fonte

Micah Richards (7mill) MAN CITY
Mamoo Sakho (8mill) PSG
Felipe Melo (14 mill) FIORENTINA

A Few Youngsters
Kyriakos Papadoplous (4mill) OLIMPYAKOS
Jose Baxter (6mill) EVERTON
Henri Saivet (5mill) BORDEAUX
Lenny (2mill) PALMEIRAS
Eden Hazard (4mill) LILLE


Mikael Silvestre (6ook) LA GALAXY
William Gallas (4mill) JUVE
Phillipe Senderos (8mill) HERTHA BERLIN
Emmanuel Eboue (7mill) ASTON VILLA
Abou Diaby (10mill) BARCELONA
Amaury Bischoff (2mill) BIRMINGHAM
Denilson (LOAN) WOLVES
Tomas Rosiscky (5mill) WIGAN
Emmanuel Adebayor (23mill) REAL MADRID

Breaking news. .The new manager of Rangers will be Alex McLeish,the deal is already done,the only sticking point is who will be his assistant,Andy Watson or Ally McCoist?,he has already outlined players he would like to bring in,no names yet,but the one surprise name already at Ibrox,Brahim Hemdani who McLeish bought,because he liked playing under him,he's considering staying,that's the word at the moment.
  Gianfranco Zola has stated that he will only be looking at 3–4 players maximum in the transfer window. One of his main concerns is the striker issue. He wants to give Dean Ashton a chance but may accept a large offer in order to improve the in other areas (keep in mind that Ashton has not played one game under Zola's reign).
There for an offer over £10+ may be enouh to force the italian's hand. Tristan will be offered a deal but he is unsure on Di Michele.

He will look to bring in:

Boletti from Inter Milian
Nani ( do we want him?)
and possibly a bid for bentner

  The mighty Spurs will snap up Carlos tevez as he has stated his love for london and sees spurs as the only club that has the potential to break into the top 4 next season.
  Rafa Benittez will make at least 4 first team signings, needing a Striker, a winger, a right back and a centre back. He will have a transfer budget of 30m plus sales and 12m from the Keane sale. Main targets are as follows

Raul Albiol is a target for the Centre Back role who can also play in midfield and could cost 9m

Glen Johnson is a major target for Right Back as Arbeloa needs competition. Portsmouth want 15m but Benitez will only part with 12m at most

David Silva could solve the wing and striker problem as he can play both, he would cost 25m

Otherwise Yuri Zhirkov is a possibility as he is known as the 'Russian Ronaldinho', and would cost 15m

Carlos Tevez, Mauro Zarate and Diogo are the three targets for a striker. Tevez would cost 22m, Mauro Zarate would cost 17m and Diogo will cost 12m

If Xabi Alonso or Javier Mascherano leave( Rafa will not let both leave this summer) Lorik Cana and Gareth Barry are prime targets to fill their void and both would cost 10m

Andriy Voronin wants to stay in Germany and Hamburg will pay 3.5m for his services.

Sami Hyypia will sign for Wolves on a Bosman for 2 seasons, then will return to Liverpool on a Coaching Role

Andrea Dossena will return to Italy and play for either Genoa, Roma or Fiorentina, whoever plays in the Champions League, 6.5m will be traded.

Ryan Babel will be the only other major departure as Real Madrid and Juventus are preparing 15m bids for him

These are the transfers that I have heard from a friend who has given correct transfer info before!!
I will state that these are not 100% to happen but all are certainly possibilities!!

Firstly Rafa has been given a £30m transfer kitty plus whatever he can make from sales. Leaving Anfield could be:
Charles Itandje – Minimal Fee
Phillip Degen – Swap (Borrusia Dortmund)
Andrea Dossena – £5.5m (2 offers recieved from Italian clubs)
Sami Hyypia – Free (only a maybe, might still sign 1yr contract at Anfield)
Jermaine Pennant – Free
Seabastian Leto – £4m (only if permit rejected again. .which is likely)
Andreij Voronin – £4m
David Martin + Jack Hobbs – £1m combined (buy back option on Hobbs)
Nabil El Zhar – £3m
Jordy Brouwer – £1.5m

That totals approx £19m from sales. . so £49m total


As for targets, Rafa is looking at:
Glen Johnson – £10m (Competition for Arbeloa)
Gareth Barry – £9m (Competition for Xabi, Javi and Lucas)
Jakub Blaszczykowski – £6m + Phillip Degen (Competition for Kuyt and Babel(RW))
Yuri Zhirkov – £14m (Competition for Riera and Babel(LW))
rafa is also looking at a number of striking options, but is not desperate due to having Torres, N'gog, Kuyt and Babel all as possibilities. However if a good option comes up at a reasonable price then a deal may be struck. Enquiries have been made into Keirrison, Negredo and Diogo.

As I have said, this has come from a friend who has been correct before on players like Torres, Babel (when no–one had any idea), Keane and N'gog!!
However he has also got some things wrong, suchas, he was informed we had a deal agreed for Maxi Rodriguez last summer and that never came about. .

  Some paper–leaked news is the deal involving Kaka, this one for me will happen no doubt about it, Kaka has stated he wishes to one day be at Arsenal or Manchester United, with United being the more likely Destination, the Ronaldo to Madrid deal is done, no doubt about that its fact. So with the Deal being 68.9 million and a wage packet of 192,000 a week. Ive been informed my my most Accurate Footballing Agent Adeola Amokomowo that the Kaka Deal will Consist of £57 Million fee aswell as a £141,000 weekly deal.

Manchester City have signed 7 world class players in pre–contract contracts. Ronaldinho £13 million, 190,000 per week, Alex £21 million, £140,000 per week, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, £22 Million, £135,000 per week, David Villa, £69 Million, £110,000 per week,Diego £27 million, £94,000 per week, Torsten Frings, £11 Million, £71,000 per week, Rafael Van Der Vaart, £19 Million, £136,000 per week.

Comment of what ive said.
  Fenerbahce's defender target : Bilica from Sivasspor , he's been played in Italy and Brasil before. Fenerbahce will do a good offer for him for the next season.
  Rumours may not be true, but they could happen
Sakho 8–9m
Richards 9–12m
Ireland 7m
maybe Tevez, but it would take a hell of a lot of persuasion

Huddlestone 6–8m
Witsel 7–10m
Zarate god knows how much, but it would be complicated

  Liverpool have their sights set on three main summer transfer targets:
David Silva (£25m) – can play left or right wing and also behind the main striker
Gareth Barry (£15m) – will leave Villa in search of champions league football, Liverpool his favoured destination
Raul Albiol (£10m) – Replacement for the out–going Daniel Agger
However Rafa will have to have a clear out in order to raise funds for these players.
Leaving Anfield will be:
Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid, £16m)
Andriy Voronin (Hertha Berlin, £5m)
Lucas Leiva (Italy/Germany, £6m)
Ryan Babel (Inter/Real Madrid, £10m)
Andrea Dossena (Italy, £5m)
Degan (Germany, £1.5m)
Daniel Agger (AC Milan, £11.5m)

Manchester United will NOT be signing Carlos Tevez permenantly. Tevez himself is now beginning to question whether he is at the right club, after being continuously left on the bench. United are reluctant to pay £32m for a player that will sit on the bench, so they will instead move for £30m rated French striker Karim Benzema, who will want to leave Lyon should they fail to qualify for the champions league. Tevez will be signed by one of Real Madrid and Inter for the demanded £32m.

In Arsene We Trust
  Arsenal transfer activity:

Mamadou Sakho 10m PSG
Joleon Lescott 12m Everton
Yaya Toure 14m Barcelona
Edin Dzeko 8m Wolfsburg
Victor Moses 4m Crystal Palace

William Gallas 6m AC Milan
Philippe Senderos 4m Hertha Berlin
Mikael Silvestre – PSG
Amaury Bischoff 1m Sporting Lisbon
Nicklas Bendtner 7m West Ham Utd
  Wigan news

steve bruce will have to sell to buy this summer
out will be
p sharner – 6m
a valencia – 14m
t cywca – 750k– 3m
d de ridder – 4.5m
figuora – 3.5m
total income – 30m

ins will be
m viduka 2m
a bruce 2m
b ferguson 1.5m
e pogetetz 4m
s reid 3m
c armstrong 2.5m
total outcome – 15m

  Afc news Usmanov is going to make a takeover bid and will give wenger 50 million and will sign villa and lescott and will sell silvestre and betdner
  From within the halls of OT. Tevez is off, Kia Joorabcian has advised the club Tevez will not accept any offer from United, with Real, Inter, AC, Bayern, Barca the most likely destinations No replacement striker will be signed. Macheda is set to be offered a £15k a week 5yr contract with guarantees that he will play a part in the first team on a regular basis. Glen Johnson is being talked about as successor for Neville, SAF feels Rafael will eventually be his preferred RB but he needs to improve his defensive capabilities and needs some experience in theposition whilst he waits for the young Brazillian. Owen Hargreaves will be given until January to prove his fitness, anything less than 3 out of 5 games will see the former Bayern midfielder leave United in January, with SAF looking at Mahamadou Diarra from Real as the replacementother players leaving United are Neville (retire), Scholes (Oldham Free), Nani (Bayern Munich swap with Ribery if Ronaldo goes), Fletcher (Villareal), Gibson (Wolves), Campbell (Wolves), Possebon (River Plate). Finally, Ronaldo will be allowed to leave only if he puts in a transfer request. If United win the league this year, and the Champions League, making a written request within 6 months of this will lose Ronaldo approx £15m in bonusses from United and Nike, plus his Nike sponsorship. Expect Ribery to come in if he goesAll the rumours about KAKA, BENZEMA, HENRY, RONALDINHO, ET AL forget it.
  Ipswich town transfer neews

roy keane will make many changes in the summer, he will have about 16m + players sold so all together around 20m pound to spend

out will be
a bruce 2m
t miller 600k
j walters 800k–1.5m
d wright 400k
k lisbie 100k – 300k
income – 3.9m

ins will be
d riordan 3m
k broadfoot 1,5m
j howson 700k
d adebola 800k
a lescott 750k
m stoch loan
n valente 2m
outcome – 8.5m

thanks 4 reading
  Arsenal rumours. . .Mascherano to sign for 20m plus Bendtner. . Vagner Love for 10m

Chelsea rumours. . Carlton Cole to return for 4m. . .Modric 15m + Malouda

Liverpool rumours. . Villa 25m + Alonso. . Rafinha 5m

Football League rumours. . Southend to sign Lee Hughes also Colchester to sign young non league striking talent John Page from Maldon Town Football Club
  Everton news
david moyes is to be named man city manager, worse still he is taking lescott and cahill with him, joe royal is returning to everton as manager
  To the person who suggested "Rafa will go out to sign four fantastic players in the summer to cover; Yuri Zhirkov; Mounir El Hamdaoui; Cana; Danijel Pranjic." It would appear that there is more than a little truth in your suggestion of Lorik Cana. Cana is looking for a move, and a move to one of the more successful clubs in England would be perfect for him. There are issues surrounding his citizenship and his holding more than one passport which will need to be resolved – and he will need a work permit. The worrying thing is that he is only ever likely to be a squad player at Liverpool and first team opportunities could be limited. As for the other you have suggested, whilst Zhirkov has been praised by Benitez recently, he was asked a loaded question by the guy in front of me at the press briefing – along the lines of "do you think Yuri Zhirkov would fit in to the Liverpool squad?" In reality, there is virtually no chance of Zhirkov moving to Liverpool. There is a very good chance that he will move to Chelsea and I have a sneaking feeling that Manchester United could well express a surprise interest in the player. As for the others, I am sure Pranjic would welcome a move, but it seems unlikely. I don't know where the Mounir El Hamdaoui rumour has come from at all and would be very surprised if any major English club showed an interest in the player. Whilst he has scored well in what is, in all honesty, a mediocre league, his chances of getting a run of games and succeeding for any top–tier English side is slim. His chances of a move are further at risk from his lack of regular international football possibly presenting work permit problems and, very significantly, him likely being selected for the African Cup of Nations in early 2010. On the basis of that alone, it is unlikely that any English club would take a risk on him. If Benetiz is to stay on at Liverpool next year, and I think that is a big "if", it would not be too much of a shock if he were to make a bid for Royston Drenthe who can play anywhere on the left hand side. However, any new manager of Madrid may not be so happy to see Drenthe go (and Juve and Roma have already enquired about his availability), particularly if Arjen Robben is to leave. If a move is made for Drenthe, you could perhaps look for Ryan Babel to either go in the opposite direction (direction) or to Bayern Munich.
  Huge news for arsenal fans listen very closely i can not reveal how i have this info because i am in very high places with agents and clubs right wenger has a bugdet of 20million as some of his kitty went ashavain word is he reckons that alumina and fabanski are good enough sagna and eboue fine now cb gallas will stay and partner djouro. toure will leave for spain or italy lb fine wingers roisickys contract maybe termanited if not fit by start of preseason wlalcott going nowhere arshavin not going nasri won't fabragas will stay as chanellaging for champions league now ade will not go rvp will for at least 20 bendter won't either so expect a center half a cd and striker most likely sakho inler and none other than roman pavalachenko
  Possible burnley fc summer signings ;
lloyd james – southampton
adebayor akinfenwa – northampton
peter leven – mk dons
leon cort – stoke
jermaine johnson –
  Benitez's summer signing:

Kuba (8mil)
Alexandre Pato (Babel + 14mil)
Gareth barry (8mil)
David Silva (19mil)
  Heard these over the weekend.

Rangers – everybody for sale at right price.
definately having interest shown.

Adam – Blackpool/Forest
Gow – Norwich/Wolves
Mendes – Wigan
Davis – Wolves
McGregor – Wolves/Hull/Newcastle
Fleck – Man U/Liverpool/Chelsea
Wilson – Spurs
Boyd – Birmingham
Bougherra – Will go to any premiership team

Celtic – only sell if price is right.

one of the Scotts (McDonald or Brown) will go.
they don't like each other.
Boruc to go first bid £5m
McGeady will stay because no–one will bid more than £4m – he's not worth it.

Caldwell – Newcastle
Naylor – Hull/Middlesbro/Sheff Utd
Crosas – Back to Spain.

Celtic will add to squad and will go on to win at least 10 in a row.


Driver – Leeds if promoted
Severin – Peterborough/Rotherham
Wilkie – Preston
S Fletcher – Celtic/Everton
R Jones – Barnsley/Plymouth

these are all rumours, that's all

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