Football Rumours Archive January 04 2010


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Carew to Liverpool – done deal guaranteed. Carew has worked with Rafa at Valencia and they share a mutual respect for each other (did you notice the two of them embrace at the end of the game against villa?)

100percent. Dr Knowledge


Derby County to make a shock loan signing of Podolski this week he has not been playing and needs first team football and nobody in the prem wants him also expect them to get mcsheffery and wilshire on loan


Am I going blind but I swear I saw Edin Dzeko who has been linked with Arsenal and AC Milan sitting in the stand behind the Gunners dug out at Upton Park today. This guy is a finisher and would be the type of player Mr. Wenger likes. Wolfburg look finished for this season. Perfect for all concerned (–RUMOUR I HAVE JUST READ FROM SOMEONE)


Most of these rumours are just stupid & unrealistic, please do yourselves a favour & don't waste your time & ours any longer. Boooorrring!!!.
M Killgallon, J Beckford & D Simpson (extended loan) to the Toon, Geremi out to Turkey & Possibly A Carroll/N Ranger out on loan too.


Premier League Rumours Continued...

Manchester United:
Angel di Maria
Edin Dzeko
Simon Kjaer
Igor Akinfeev
Daniele De Rossi


Stoke City:
Nadir Belhadj
Michael Kightly
Florian Kringe

Maynor Figueroa
Kevin Davies
Steven Davis
Albin Ebondo

Tottenham Hotspur:
Bastian Schweinsteiger
David James

West Ham United:
Fabio Simplicio
Luca Toni
Giles Barnes

Wigan Athletic:
Darren Pratley

Wolverhampton Wanderers:
Simon Church
Matthew Kilgallon
Ryan Taylor

The Trump Card


Moses to Arsenal for £8 million plus Jack wilshere to replace him on loan at crystal palace similar to ashley cole`s time at palace .


Could we please stop with the fantasy starting 11`s please gentlemen your making yourselves and your club supporters look for some TRUE rumours coming out of melwood/anfield degen and babel to stay, rafa needs cover for the injury prone johnson and quite frankly no–one in their right mind would pay the money benitez wants for babel although no–one dispusts the lad has talent.expect a proven prem striker to arrive on the cheap as well as a young spanish centre back in other words another rafa flop!! heard kris boyd`s name mentioned a few times also but i guess only time will tell.oh and 1 last thing stop with the lfc take over talk, it ain`t happening for atleast a year maybe more


Was at the hearts training ground today and a number of player who are not on the hearts books walked in.

. Jonethan Stead
. Ross Wallace
. Steven Maclean
. Izale Macloud
. What im told by other bystanders was a young everton striker whose surname began with the letter A
.Guti ( probably just some1 who looked like him )

Thats it i may go back tomorrow


To the big man. makalambay to rangers in a swap with pedro mendes. by the wee man (in the know)


Alexis Alejandro Sánchez of udinese 21 year old forward 1 of the up and coming stars of world football may be on his way to birmingham city the deal is a long shot but a real possible 1 aswell.


Kanu back to Arsenal short term deal to cover for van persie.


True Transfers, These will Happen! ;–)

Walcott Arsenal–Man City (Loan?)
Foster Man Utd–Stoke (Loan)
Moses Crystal Palace–Everton 5Mill
C.Cole West Ham–Liverpool (in need of striker)8m
Wilshere Arsenal–Burnley Loan
Johnson Fulham–Westham 3m
Bruno Alves FC Porto– Chelsea, Man City, Man Utd 18m


Pompey fans want the club to call an EGM (Emergency General Meeting) as soon as possible, in order to discuss the ongoing financial situation at the club.

Heard that up to 10 of our first team players want to leave, and that Kevin Prince–Boateng is asking for his contract to be torn up. He will go and train with Schalke but not sign for anybody until the new season (he just wants to stay match fit).

Jamie O'Hara will stay at Portsmouth, as Spurs pay his wages, however David James will leave for Wigan with Younnes Kaboul off to Spurs, Mike Williamson to either Swansea or QPR, Papa Bouba Diop back to Fulham and Belhadj will go to Everton.

If the tax bill isn't settled by the end of March, the club will be wound up.


Newcastle uniteds defender steven taylor will be on his way to everton for 5m later this month and fulham will sign okaka on loan for the rest of the season. arsenal won't sign anyone and pennant is top of villas list. birmingham are desperate to sign kuranyi as benitez strike partner. james beattie will go to blackburn for 5.5m and kilgallon is desperate for a move to the premiership. nugent will sign for burnley permenantly and chelsea will adam johnson and everton will sign quaresma on loan in january. sol campbell wants a move back to the premiership. huntelaar may go to liverpool of a cut price of 7m plus lucas. man city will sign yaya toure for 20m but he will sign in the summer but man united need a keeper an could go for lloris. portsmouth will only sell and they can't afford to sign with all there money troubles. stoke want bardsley to sign because they need a right back and sunderland want enrique and spurs want sandro west ham may give a pay as you play contract. wigan are ready to offer 3m for moses and wolves top target is craig gardner for 2.5m maybe 3m.


Hmfc news
vlad in talks with american oil tycoon david paterson whos parents are from edinburgh and are hearts fans

players in

boyd 4m– rangers
macdonald 4m– celtic
mcleod 1m– charlton
naismith 2m– rangers
schmeichel 3m– man city
aluko 1.5m– aberdeen
gomis 1m– dundee utd
barr 1m– falkirk
arfield 2m– faalkirk

players out

driver 3m– burnley
nade 500k– dundee
obua– released
kingston– released
palazoelos 1m– sporting gijon
zaliukas 2m– ruben kazan


–––––––––––––––MAN CITY FANS–––––––––––––––

Manchester City signings January 2010:
Full Backs
Ansaldi £10m Rubin Kazan
Maicon £18.5m Inter

Centre Backs
Cordoba £13m Inter
Matthew Upson £8m West Ham
Ryan Shawcross £6m Stoke (Possible exchange for Michael Johnson or Benjani)

Left Backs
Phillip Lahm £19m Bayern Munich (Started off as a left back at the start of his career, he is right footed but is a very good left back. Strong left foot too.)
Ashley Cole £30m Chelsea (This is one of our most ambitious bids, if this happens it will be in summer. Never mind Ashley we all want Cheryl!)

Centre Midfielders
Sissoko £6m Toulouse (20 years old)
Cambiasso £15m Inter
Riquelme £15m Boca Juniors

Left Midfielders
The biggest name coming into City could be:
Franck Ribery £100m Bayern Munich
Florent Malouda £14.5m (He is unhappy at Chelsea and has never really done anything for Chelsea, so don't be suprised)
Mario Balotelli £30m Inter
Zlatan Ibrahimovic £110m Barcelona (He costs that much because he only joined Barca last summer.He could arrive in the summer.)
Fernando Torres £150m Liverpool
Sergio Aguero £40m Atletico Madrid

Players getting sold:
Craig Bellamy (Maybe)
Sylvinho (End of contract)
Micah Richards (Maybe)




Arsenal are set to sign R.Green, Giganic and Flamini this transfer window with Gattuso heading off to Chelsea meaning Toulalan will head to AC Millan.


Ruud Van Nistlerooy going to Arsenal on loan, Van Der Vaart wants to sign for Man Utd and will be available for free as Man Utd willing write off £8m that is owed from the Ronaldo deal. Spurs to sell Robbie Keane to Birmingham for £6/7m, keeping Pavlyuchenko and siging Roque Santa Cruz for £9m


Premier League Rumours:

Robert Green
Stefan Kiessling

Aston Villa:
Jermaine Jenas
Bobby Zamora

Birmingham City:
Joe Hart (permanent)
Diego Tardelli
Onyekachi Apam
Jose Sosa

Blackburn Rovers:
Craig Gardener
Kevin Prince–Boateng
Franco di Santo (permanent)

Bolton Wanderers:
Owen Coyle (manager)
Peter Whittingham
Steven Caldwell
Chris Eagles
Frederic Piquionne
Jack Wilshere (loan)

George Burley (manager)
Tom Cleverley
Dave Nugent (permanent)
Liam Lawrence


Manuel Fernandes
Andres D'Alessandro
Landon Donovan (loan)
Adil Rami

Stefan Okaka (loan)
James Beattie
Mark Bresciano

Hull City:
Freddy Adu
Jozy Altidore (permanent)
Kevin Nolan

Ryan Shawcross
Maxi Rodriguez
Cesar Azpilicueta

Manchester City:
Ivan Cordoba
Miralem Pjanic
Gary Cahill


Kevin keegan 2 BURNLEY


The Glazers have put Man Utd in deep trouble. This is my first post but make up your own mind as to the content. Lets just say when financial institutions set an interest rate of over 14% at a time of low base rates it indicates high risk. As any banker will tell you higher the risk higher the reward. Sir Alex is hopping mad, he bought, developed and made a large profit on Ronaldo but he is not to see any of it. He was given a very modest budget in summer which didn't include the Ronaldo money and it was certainly not enough to compete with other big clubs. Secrecy clauses keep him from making any derogatory comment or indicate any shortage of money so he is stuck. Walking out at this stage is not likely because it would have anegative impact on his beloved club but early retirement is a possibility in the summer. Lets just say this could bring things to a head because unless the new manager is willing to work on a shoestring then it will put the Glazers on the spot immediately and Sir Alex knows that. There will be various mixed statements from the US but there will not be a statement of intent by spending or competing as there is no money. Several players know this and I would guess it is fairly obvious that one is agitating already because there is no new contract and no ambition. Meanwhile Rooney is sitting back and watching with interest whilst his contract runs down. Fantasy or doomsday, you decide. The Lighthouse.


Anyone with news of who has taken over at West Ham, as was suppose to be today (4th) that all offers i.e Inter Group or Gold/Sullivan would be submitted? Also, whats happening at Pompey? The Cat


I was shocked when i saw that ashley young was on his way to tottenham in a deal for jenas, bale and around £10 million.
also heard that we are intersted in sighning bentley and swp which in my mind confirms that young is on his way.
it will be sad to see him go to our rivals but MON knows what he is doing and jenas, bale and 10 mill is a good deal.possible with bentley thrown in.
this is would the team would look like with those changes.
warnock dunne davies bale

bentley jenas petrov milner



one MAJOR MAJOR signing (Jan, maybe Summer) – you will be shocked, gauranteed given lack of funds. Yanks have realised CL football is a must if there are to get the best price for their shares this summer – after all they are businessmen. My source wouldn't say who this is in case it got back to Rafa or jeapodised the deal. The press/fans have no idea – Rafa has played some blinding smokescreens apparently – RVN/VDV come to mind...
The last time i read this– true not by rafa's inner circle– we signed Ngog! We all have seen these rumours for every team but come on– gizza name and a laugh! – please!
Dean Ashton to fill rafas english quota? lol


OMIGOD people on here must look at one rumour and just keep repeating it without thinking about it. Firstly Carlton Cole to arsenal is a joke he is big and ??? that's it a big striker doing well for west ham he bares none of the attributes arsene wenger looks for skill, good ball close control, speed or awareness. Wenger would i imagine pick someone unheard of mainly(chamakh till this summer) therefore getting value for money. ok next Chelsea won't spend huge unless Carlo Ancellotti was blessed by the gods in the trouser department and wants to put ferguson off the title race by running naked round stamford bridge making everyone feel inadequate.
Benitez has no cash and if he does he isn't gonna waste it like, oh hang on that's wrong he has never spent wisely(granted except torres) so expect liverpool to pay 18m for kwenjones.

Ok so heres to some rumours i heard on net or transfers i think possible jack wilshere to bolton given that's where owen coyle is going. pavluchenko to german league loan. RVN to totttenham, parker to aston villa, and one i hope for is santa cruz to arsenal. man city to be fairly quiet mancini knows the squad is capable just needs defensive tweeks so chellini in and possibly canavaro.

summer will biggest changes as most top teams will soon home grown players to meet will dictaor platini and blatters plans of less foreign being poached.


Can anybody give me some birmingham city transfer rumours please?


Would you's well wishers stop tryin to put boyd down south never going to happen he'll sign a new contract befor the end of the month once the new buyer is in plus hutton return on loan at first spurs still owe rangers money he'll be here befor the new oweners in that's why its a loan move first


After January The Man City Team will be...

GK Given
RB Coraba CB Toure CB Bruno Alves LB Capdevil
CM Ronaldinho? CM Barry CM Ireland
RF Walcott (Loan?) LF Henry ST Tevez


Birmingham City Transfer News:
Alex McLeish is looking into the possibility of bringing in Jose Sosa from Bayern Munich for around £8 million. This is only if he fails in his bid for Celtic's Aiden McGeady.
There are also rumours surfacing that solid centre–back Onyekachi Apam is set to join from OGC Nice for about £6 million.
Big Eck is also contemplating a risk in bringing in Brazilian strikers Jo from Manchester City for £8 million and Diego Tardelli from Atletico Mineiro for £5 million.
Eck is also looking for competition for David Murphy at left–back by bringing in Andrea Dossena from Liverpool for £5 million.
Strong rumours from reliable sources but I'm not saying that any of these are certainties.


Blackpool FC –

Danny Shittu due to sign on loan until the end of the season with a view to a 350k transfer in the summer (delayed until coyle or whoever takes may not now happen)

Gary Liddle – loan with a view to permanent signing in the summer from Hartlepool United, the player is keen to join due to his family connections in Blackpool.

Albert Adomah – 150k towards the end of the transfer window so barnet cannot demand anymore as the player will be leaving regardless (obviously another club may come in and drive that price up)


Sunderland have had bids rejected for Adam Johnson, Fraser Forster and Matt Taylor today.

Newcastle United want Tommy Smith from Portsmouth and Grimsby forward Danny North

Middlesbrough keen on Liverpool's Jay Spearing and Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley.


Evening all! im a close firend of defoe, and today spoke to him his cousin whom come on for west ham during the west ham arsenal game, over heard talk and what he heard was that calton cole depending on fitness will leave west ham for 7 million raising to 11 million depending on his form and fitness, in returrn west ham will land whiksher spelling on a loan deal till the end off the season, and also the f1 asia airline fellea will by the club mid jan and will not be forced to sell the likes of green, upson, parker etc but if the price is right then tuttar the 3 above.


Carson yeung expects alex mcleish to sign a big name player to boost his team in china, a source from the blues camp has rumoured alex mcleish may put a cheeky 6m bid in for poldolski, also michel is a 100%, mcleish will also try an sign boyd


SAF has been told to prove his doubters wrong by Malcolm Glazer in a chat they had after the F.A Cup third round shocker against Leeds. The first thing he will do to prove the doubters wrong are to replace the older ones with younger ones. The older players he is thinking of replacing are:
– Gary Neville
– Rio Ferdinand
– Paul Scholes
– Ryan Giggs
– Edwin Van Der Sar

Players who are being looked at are:
– Maicon (£16m) & Sergio Ramos (£18m)
– Giorgio Chiellini (£20m) & Pepe (12m) (although Pepe has just suffered from a serious injury and will be out for a minimum of 3 months)
– Yoann Gourcuff (£20m) & Victor Moses (£5m)
– Angel Di Maria (£40m – buy out claus) & David Silva (£25m)
– Manuel Neuer (£10m) & Igor Akinfeev (£12m)
Only one of each position will sign and some may not agree but these are the ones being looked at.


Cardiff City will sign Steven Reid, Fabien Delph and Steve Howard by Friday. FACT !!!


Ipswich to sign richardson on loan from sunderland and mairhofer on loan from wolves


Sorry my team was all fluff up
gk green swap for cech
dr macion 20m
dc terry
dc alves 27m
dl cole
mr di maria 12m
mc lampard
ml zyrikov
fc kun augero
fc torres 140m transfer and wages 13m a year
fc villa 40m

offer signings
heskey 4m


Burnley to appoint either Lee Clark or Mike Phelen as owen coyles replacement


Im a steward at notts county the truth is lee hughes is going to leicester city and kasper schmeichelis going on loan to derby county till end of season view to permament deal


Birmingham line up by the end of january

GK –Hart
DL–Beladje (spelling ?)
DR –Vingal
DC – Ridgewell
DC – R.Johnson
MR – McFadden
ML – Michel
MC –Barry Ferguson
FW –Chucho (Benitez)
FW –Janko
FW –Jerome


Tottenham ins:
moses–£3.5million rising to £5.5million
peterborough duo–£3million
scott brown–keane+£££
ashley young–jenas, bale(loan)+££££

tottenham outs:
dos santos–ipswitch(loan)
pavloychenko–liverpool or arsenal
hutton–bolton, birmingham and sunderland have all shown an interest.
bentley–athletico madrid(loan)to cover for aguero and maxi.


Scott mcdonald to wigan for 3.5m, Caldwell to bolton £1m, McManus off to boro for 1.6m Celtic replacing with giroud for 2.3m, Kilgallon in for 1m, stledger £1.6m and Pedersen for £1.2m


Ryan shawcross to man utd 10m

Charlie adams to leave blackpool for 2m wolves and others interested
Jermaine beckford to stoke 3m
James beattie to aston villa 2.5m
RVN to stoke loan world cup place at stake needs to play
Watch this space


Mick McCarthy to takeover at Burnley.
Paul Ince to takeover at Wolves.


Pavvleyacenko O'hara too the hammers cole parker and green to stay phew!!!!!!1


Jamie Mackie to sign for Derby for 1.25 million.

Marlon Harewood to sign for NEwcastle for 3.3 million.

Killgallon to sign for Forest this week.

Boyd to sign for Newcastle for 4 million.

Plymouth to sign Darcy Blake for 250,000 from Cardiff.


Stephen McPhail to sign for Forest – fact


MAxi rodriguez to Liverpool. With Voronin 1005 to be offloaded. Liverpool are not looking to sell Ryan Babel atleast in this window. So, No Turan is coming. And about RVN, Rafa himself has said that he is not on th radar. I think there would be new signings but that would not include top players


Just seen Richard Hughes at the Cardiff City Stadium – possible deal for the Pompey midfielder?


Birmingham City INS:
Janko 7 million McLeish wants a target man to play with jerome/chucho
Boyd 1 million Bargain price for the Rangers striker, Philips will leave in summer. Boyd is a younger version of him
Michel 2.5 million certainty from Sproting Djon, will replace Carsley.
Gardner 3.5 million Can play right midfield and Centre midfield, Villa will sell him to bring him a higher profile centre mid. Will provide cover for Larsson.
A.Johnson Come on loan and will move in Summer in a swap deal involving 4m + McSheffrey + Philips
Belhadj 3 million from cash strapped Pompey. Can play Left Back instead of Ridgewell and will provide cover for ageing Carr.


Scott Macdonald will sign for Wigan this week for £3.7M


To the person who wrote this drivel:
'Charlie Adams looks massively unlikely, although with FA threatening action already this season over the state of the pitch, facilities and number of games already postponed at Blackpool, the 4x return they'll see for their investment in the summer could see it go through, and the player is VERY KEEN.'

1. There is no threat over the pitch– it's very good.
2. There is a new stand being opened any week now, and a further new stand is being started as soon as permissions etc are granted.
3. 2 games postponed in quick succession with arguably the worst weather seen on the Fylde Riviera for years, is hardly a hanging offence.
4. 4x return. Blackpool are a very cash rich club who do NOT need to sell as the window will show.
5. Charlie is not keen on ANY move away. Having spoken several times to him he is adamant that his (immediate) future is at BFC, for this and next season.
6. I'd seek medical help at your earliest convenience if I was you.

Watch out for some quality signings at Blackpool. No need for names.


LFC Rumours:
Lets get a few things straight – Yes, Liverpool are experiencing financial problems, but nothing on the scale of Man Utd and no different to the vast majority of all major clubs around Europe (with the exception of a chosen few i.e. Chelsea and Man City – but think, what will happen to them when thier owners get bored of their toys !!).
The only problem Liverpool have over the likes of Man Utd, Aresenal etc., is actually attracting top quality players at this time of the season, as they are out of CL and not challenging (at the moment) for the league – However, this will happen (or no happen in some cases)
Torres – Will not be leaving, regardless of if we qualify for europe – One of the guys many qualities is loyalty (look how long he stayed at Ath Madrid) and he owes the club.
Gerrard – LFC forever
Masch – will go, but only for a large fee – he knows he owes the club as well – min £25m to Spain
Babbel – Will go – poss on loan back to Holland (fee in the region of £10m if sold – still highly rated)
Ins: One major signing – forward player ! watch this space!!


Coventry to sign Carl Baker this week


Notts County's new set–up is allowing Sven–Goran Eriksson more flexibility in terms of running the club; he is currently working on bringing in two former Swedish internationals and a former Italian international he worked with on loan until the end of the season, with the wages being subsidised by selling top scorer Lee Hughes to an unnamed Championship side. Inside info, apologies for being unable to name them yet.


My uncle who works in Qatar has let me know about a hot young prospect at the Al Muaidar (sp?) club who's attracted the attention of several middle–ranking clubs in the UK due to being elligible for a British passport. Tall central–midfielder Abdullah Bin–Ruzzla is said to resemble a very young Viera (he's only 17 and come through their youth system) and is said to be a target for Leicester City amongst others.


Chelsea need to get a winger and a right back anthoer centre back and a keeper this could be the team after januray

dr dc dc dl
macion terry B. alves cole

mr mc ml
di maria lampard zyrikov

fc fc
torres drogba


As Party of coyle deal bolton will let burnley have midfielder Matty Taylor for knock down price of 1M

also expect burnley to ask huddersfield permission to speak to lee clark later this week as kilby is a keen on him as he plays a similier style to coyle and same formation


Pavvleyacenko to birmingham for 5m.

benni mcarthey to birmingham for 3m.

michel to birmingham for 3m.

david bentley on loan to birmingham with a deal for a 5m move.

craig gardener to birmingham for 2.5m,

ryan babel to birmingham for an over priced 8m,

joe hart for another year loan at birmingham.

darren gibson on loan to birmingham only if man utd can get a big name in the central midfield


Realistic Rumours


Aston Villa:
Scott Parker



Jack Wilshere(Loan)

Donovan (Loan)

Hull City:
David Wheater

Manchester City:



David James
Anton Ferdinand

West ham:
Upson (Leaving)
Green (Leaving)
Noble (Leaving)



Crystal Palace:
Geovanni Dos Santos (Loan)

Simpson (Permenant)
Sol Campbell

Nottingham Forrest:
Shorey (Permanent)
Bale (Loan)


Are these rumours all made up as they were last summer? Because if i remember rightly all the rumours posted on here in August were all guesses not rumours!. I will tell you some proper facts and rumours:

1, Maxi from AM will be joining Boca juniors not Liverpool FACT – by his agent
2, Ruud Van Nistlerroy is injured and Liverpool will NOT be signing him –RAFA publically said FACT
3. Babel will not be leaving – Rafa said FACT
4. Vorinin is currently on a Xmas leave on holiday and will not play for LFC again – FACT
5. Liverpool will sign someone in January FACT
6. Unfortuantely Rafa signed a new 5yr contract which means LFC won't sack him as the pay off is too much! FACT

Now for the ugly Rumours ....

Real Madrid have made a hush hush bid for £60m for Rooney in the Summer – deal will be public after the World Cup

What i'd wish for – Mourinho as manager and LFC to sign Villa and Silve from Valencia and bring back Alonso. Get rid of Lucas, Aurellio, Dossenna, Kuyt, Skrtl. The worl will be a better place!


Think that liverpool fans need to stop worrying about what if he goes and who will be bought in this season coz lets face it 'ur a club in meltdown!'. Think EVERTON need to buy a fit striker who can score 15+ per season. Hopefuly donovan can but with only having a short loan the buy price at the end will be rediculous. Heard a rumor that SAHA is going to arsenal ? anyone knw any more !


Beckford & Johnson from Leeds > Newcastle! £4.1m


Notts County want to sign Joshua Lillis on loan from Scunthorpe with a view to a permanent deal in the summer. The potential deal has arisen due to the increasing concern from current first team keeper, Kasper Schmeichel. If the club fail to find investors it's almost 100% certain he'll walk.


Maxi Rodriguez deal to Liverpool stalling over wages and contract. If this deal does not go through Liverpool will turn to Valencia winger Vicente for £5.2 Million.

I have also been informed that Liverpool are wrapping up a loan deal for Lyon Striker Gomis until the summer. Rafael Benitez will not be sacked.

Source – Agent

Jose L.


Matt Kilgallon, Charlie Adams, Giles Barnes, Nicky Shorey and Leon Best are now the only five players being chased by Forest's transfer panel/

Kilgallon will decide between staying in the North with Newcastle or moving south to Forest in the next couple of days. The deal looks likely as Killa will be unhappyplaying second fiddle to Taylor and Collocini.

Charlie Adams looks massively unlikely, although with FA threatening action already this season over the state of the pitch, facilities and number of games already postponed at Blackpool, the 4x return they'll see for their investment in the summer could see it go through, and the player is VERY KEEN.

Giles Barnes would be a pay as you play contract, and could well prove to be a masterstroke if BD can get the best out of a player Young Nige couldn't do anything with lol!!

Shorey will only be allowed to sign if Villa can get in cover of their own for LB, which currently has gone very quiet, so we may have to wait on tenderhooks for this one till the end of Jan. Personal terms have already been agreed though so it's a case of MoN relaxing his grip and Forest snatching him!

Best was going to be a target in the summer, although the option of loaning them Joe Garner till the end of the season has perked their interest and Leon is desperate to not only join his hometown club but a team with a chance of prem football next year now he's a full international.


My source is the nephew of one of Rafa's inner circle. Fact – no one outside of the people Rafa has around him know about his transfer plans. Most of the things on this site are just rumours that just snowball.

Few facts for Reds fans to chew on:

Dossena not going anywhere
Aurelio will leave on free in summer
Babel staying put – Benitez still believes Babel can make it. Might sell in the summer
Reina will leave in the summer – this is agreed between Rafa and Reina. Reina has family issues. Nothing to do with football.
Torres will stay whether we make CL or not – well that's what he has said to Rafa.
SG to stay at Anfield for the rest of his career
Mash – Barca/RM – done deal. Don't even bother disputing. Everyone at Anfield knows this.
Rafa not happy about Jose rumours – apparrently "something" is going on there.
VDV/RVN not coming.
Moses – done
one MAJOR MAJOR signing (Jan, maybe Summer) – you will be shocked, gauranteed given lack of funds. Yanks have realised CL football is a must if there are to get the best price for their shares this summer – after all they are businessmen. My source wouldn't say who this is in case it got back to Rafa or jeapodised the deal. The press/fans have no idea – Rafa has played some blinding smokescreens apparently – RVN/VDV come to mind...


There have been rumours about the temporary availability of Bojan Krkic and the latest I've heard from a Pride Park insider is that Nigel Clough is preparing an all–or–nothing loan move for the young star which will provide the big name – albeit on a short–term basis – that will provide the boost Derby need to get back into the play–off shake–up. Money to be made available following the sale of Rob Hulse for £2m, which would be spent on the fee and wages for Bojan until the end of the season.


True Rumour

Bougherra to stay with Rangers untill end of season before leaving for 4.5m. Although his destination is definately not Tottenham.

WS looking into the bringing in 2 to 3 players most likely at the end of the season to bulk up his frail squad, Mcarthur(depending on fee) Kyle and lee wallace. Mendes or Davis will leave Most likely mendes in the summer(injury ruling out a january sale)

Boyd to stay
McGregor to stay
Bougherra to stay(summer)
Webster will return in the summer to replace the departing Algerian

Rangers Squad for next season

McGregor/???(alexander to have left
Broadfoot/Whittaker RB
Webster/Weir CB
Papac/Wilson CB
Wallace/Papac/Smith LB
Naismith/Novo/Davis RM
Davis/McArthur CM
McCulloch/Edu/Thomson CM

Not Fantasy, unfortunate reallity.


Rumour as is that liverpool are looking to sign upson, barry or parker, turan or mata, rodriguez and a striker.
outs will be dossena, voronin, babel, reira, skrtel.


Nottingham forest


kris commons – 3m
jamie mackie – 2m
nicky shorey – 3m
gareth bale – loan
leon cort – 1m
jose baxter – loan
charlie adam –2m

kris commons will return to forest for 3m good winger but from derby no!

jamie mackie good player worth 2m

nicky shorey good signing from villa 3m he will bring expierence and speed.

gareth bale will sign on loan from spurs

leon cort from stoke for only 1m he needs first team footie

jose baxter on loan from everton scored against forest in pre–season great signing rocket shot!

charlie adam 2m lucky if get him lots of clubs after him


lewis mcgugan to stoke 3m

robert earnshaw to newcastle 3m

paul smith to notts county swap for kasper schmichael


charlie adam
paul mckenna
jose baxter
dexter blackstock
dele adebola


To the "Polish Villa supporter", why would MON but 7 new players when he already has a very compact team who is doing very well? and why would he but a whole new defence when villa have got 8 very good defenders already? And Carlton Cole for Carew? I'm sorry but Careew is much better despite the age maybe for heskey but definately not Carew. Now heres some real Aston Villa rumours, they will not sign anyone in january as randy lerner has said he has not got a lot of cash to pump into villa at the moment but not to worry he will in the summer.

Better than you!


Can someone tell me the reliable sources where they get all the walsall.fc transfer rumours please???


Babel will not leave liverpool this window. degen will also stay because of johnsons injury. dossena and voronin will leave for around 5 or 6 million (combined fee). maxi rodriguez is willing to take a pay cut but is likely to join boca jnrs as he has experience of that league making it easier to settle in as its a wc year but may sign for lfc in the summer. a striker will arrive but is unconfirmed this could possibly be santa cruz on loan or rvn , van der vaart is being looked at as is victor moses. in other news:
parker to spurs
cole to arsenal
eagles to bolton (if coyle appointed manager)
wilshere to burnley or stoke
mcgeady to birmingham
klasnic to everton
n'zogbia to sunderland
figeroa (spelling i know) to sunderland
hagen to blackburn


Rumour posted of Benzema on loan to Arsenal for rest of season. Wenger is short of a striker and has made it clear he is in the market. Benzema however is cup tied for CL games. Following the frustration of Arshavin being inelligible last year, he will not be bringing in Benzema or anyone else unavailable for the CL. Bendtner and Van Persie are both long term injuries and whilst Eduardo looked sharper on Sunday, a striker is a must if Arsenal are to continue their pursuit of the league title. Also, a permanent fee for Benzema would be at least 25m euros as they paid 40m for him in the summer and would look to recoup as much as possible. Andre Pierre Gignac is the most likely player in, although Carlton Cole is still in the frame providing he regains fitness within the next few weeks. Chamakh pre–contract deal may be agreed, but the player will not be leaving Bordeaux until the end of the season. He wants to go out with a league title. Talk of Wilshere to West Ham sceptical – Wenger may not want to risk Wilshere's confidence by putting him out on loan to a team in dire financial difficulty and facing relegation. Newcastle may be a much better option and the player could pick up silverware in his first full season as a pro.
As for rumours about Barry being unhappy at City, why would he be? He is paid a fortune and has just had an average manager replaced with an experienced, proven one. Even if he had thrown a sulk, he'd at least give Mancini a chance until the end of the season! Had Mancini been axed to make way for Hughes, I could understand the rumours, but come on – please! Villa and Liverpool could not afford to match Barry's wages never mind stump up a transfer fee. Expect City to make the top four at Liverpools expense and bring a few pricey Serie A players in before February (Balotelli, Cordoba). Santa Cruz will be offloaded for whatever they can get – complete waste of money and City fans are now seeing just how hot and cold Adebayor blows. Mainly cold.
Just a quick reminder for LUFC fans too – one swallow does not make a summer! Yes, you did very well on Sunday and good on you, but calm down lads and lets not have all this talk about seeing Man Utd again in the Premier 2012! League One to the Championship is a big enough jump. It would take a huge financial input (Man City scale) to launch LUFC back into the Premiership by 2012. And if Grayson continues to be succesful, it won't be long before the likes of Bolton, West Ham, Wigan etc come knocking on his door, then its back to square one! Even if Leeds do go up this year, it'll take 2–3 seasons in the Championship to get a shot at returning to the Premier – and by then you could have Middlesboro, West Brom, Hull, Wigan, West Ham, Bolton, Burnley and Forest to scrap it out with. Its not just the Premier where a gap is developing – the Championship is getting stronger year on year.


Steve sidwel signing on loan for cardiff trust me boycie


David beckham is looking to rejoin former club man utd after admiting he wishes he never left them, i wud guess it wud be a loan move and he wud be used as a central midfielder to just past the ball trying to pick out his wingers and strikers, plus his presence wud give the team a whole lift to play better, , , , Jay.y.n.w.a


According to a close contact of mine Lee Hughes is quitting notts county to join Barnsley or ipswich


Liverpool In
–Arda Turan £9m
–Maxi Rodriguez loan and pre contract
–John Carew £3m
–Davide Santon loan
–Matthew Upson £7m

Liverpool Out
–Ryan Babel £10m Birmingham
–Andriy Voronin £3.5m Hertha Berlin
–Andrea Dossena £4m Juventus
–Philipp Degen £1.5m Energie Cottbus


Expect a maximum of 2 signings at Arsenal this month – however most likely just 1, that being a striker. The most obvious players who fit Wenger's requirements would be Andre–Pierre Gignac or Carlton Cole. If another signing was made it would probably be a central defender to replace the outgoing Philippe Senderos. Possibilities are Mamadou Sakho, Neven Subotic or Matthew Upson. 1 last possibility is Adam Matthews from Cardiff but Man Utd are expected to be leading the chase.


I have a good contact within AVFC and i can confirm that MON will only bring in players if he sells players first, this is not due to money but he will want to replace anyone that leaves.
The only players that MON is willing to sell are players that want to leave.

So it looks like Gardner will be on his way, likely to Birmingham for around 2.5m.

Shorey and Harewood will probably leave permanentely.

Then any other players that show a desire to leave, amongst those could be Reo–Coker, Heskey and/or Carew.

I have been told that Heskey and Carew won't both be leaving unless MON can find suitable replacements for both and that is unlikely in the Jan tarnsfer window.

The players MON is looking to bring in as replacements are:
K Jones
R Keane
J Jenas

MON has no desire to buy any defeence players as he feels he has enough strengh and depth in these areas especially when Davies and Bouma come back from injury.
So please don't expect Bridge, Upson, W Brown, Richards to come in.


Love the Wine Sellers post on Mourinho's plan for Liverpool. I think he must have drunk to much of his own plonk !
There is no money for such an upheaval, or to even pay off Benitez and recruit someone wanting an even bigger wage.
Are we to believe 'The Special One' would even divulge in such info, about a team he doesn't even have control of, to a Door Salesman ? I don't think so.
January also looks bleak. The fact that Babel is not for sale suggests no money for a decent striker, (even on loan + wages). Therefore having to keep Babel as back up. Anyone else sold will not generate enough money to buy big.
A Fellow journalist has told me to keep an eye out for 2 summer signings. Alessio Cerci (Roma), and Robert Snodgrass (Leeds).


Jus let people know stop repeating your self with such crap!!!!
for eg mourinho won't go 2 liverpool because der in a bad decline but inter mite b chasin an ageing 29 known as steven gerrard also i don't tink torres wud leave but only if da fat waiter goes and ther would b massive overhaul and i wud c liverpool going 4 british manager again and da only person 2 c fergie go is himself for he tinks laurent blanc is good canditata as he broke the stranglehold of lyon where is fergie broke da old firm also i c arsenal going afta zdeko cole or iaquinta as for chelsea i reckon one big signing chelsea i don't who i don't care as for man utd i tink afta da leeds performance when both rooney and berba wer playin he must try 2 strenghten if not dat means they hav no money for fergie knows he needs quailty goalscorer 2 finallly replace ronlado maybe gignac villa etoo


I can't believe all the bull some people on here are putting on. Manchester united big big news after todays game ferguson was livid he called a team meeting straight after the game and basically said everyone is playing for their careers at united those who don't do enough will be released or sold its as simple as that. Van der sar will retire immediatly because of his wife which united will release him from his contract which will take a week or two to clear David james is going to united for 2m so no big name goalie then ?.. neville and scholes will both retire at the end of the season nevilles legs have gone and scholes lost heart after the fulham game and is thinking of quitting now after his performance but SAF talked him round to stay till end of season. no villa or silva coming but berbatov and owen will leave at the end of the season both flops the di maria deal might go ahead but only if they get nani and anderson and 10m due to his 40m release clause. Rooney may go united will offer him a 5year deal if he don't sign then he will be sold but not to madrid but to barca. The club aint got the ronaldo money it went to interest payments to service the debt the americans have got the club into but the debt is with the club and not the owners so bear that in mind.from the changes i have seen at the club and at carrington things aint good at all the owners want SAF more like wenger buy cheap sell high . SAF feels betrayed and feels if he has to sell one top player a year and no extra money coming in then his hands are tied and he feels like its going backwards 10yrs apparently hes toying with the idea of calling it a day at the end of this season he aint happy at all . i work at carrington and the whole staff are feeling the pinch with job cuts and cuts etc.Everyone affraid to say a thing incase they lose their jobs but i don't care i love united but the americans have nearly sunk this once great club and unless people know the truth they won't get the full facts only lies from the americans .



I can announce that Michel from gijon is a Birmingham city player, also victor moses is a 99% done deal, Aguero won't be leaving to chelsea, Babel is staying, Man utd to buy Matthew Upson, all true never


Stoke are interested in Jamie O'Hara on a loan deal– he will be at the Fulham game tomorrow night and Jermaine Jenas if the clubs can agree terms after Stoke have seemingly dropped their interest in Scott Parker. West Ham however are interested in Dave Kitson.

Ryan Shawcross will NOT be joining Man Utd for 10 million as someone posted on here as Stoke have slapped a 20 million price tag on him to ward off interest.

Ricardo Fuller will leave Stoke this window possibly for Wigan with James Beattie on his way to Blackburn.

Stoke are interseted in Collison from West Ham as part of the Kitson deal but have dropped interest in David Bentley who may be off to Villa on loan.

Stoke may well be one of the bigger spenders this window.


I saw david bentleyy in a bentley outside old trafford.


Ngiak has heard some news from OT. apparently vidic has openly told sir alex that he is not too keen to play this game and is interested in a move away from OT. this is the "rumour" to go along with the fact that vidic last minute backed out of the leeds game and sir alex says he has no idea what was wrong with vidic. with this "bust up", ngiak also heard that the team was affected and partly explained the performance. also, nani and carrick had open "problems" with sir alex or the team and this has also affected morale. to make matters worse, there is also talk that rio will be exposed for ?consumption? soon and maybe even other members of the squad are involved. sir alex may use this as an excuse for a clear–out or he may want to leave. he has publicly mentioned twice this week that he was not going to buy anyone. part of a smokescreen? ngiak is hoping real hard that these rumblings are just rumours


Man Utd squad next season

(GK)Lloris(10m), Van Der Saar, Kuszczak

(RB)Rafael, O'Shea
(LB)Evra, Fabio
(CB)Kjaer(6m), Ferdinand, Brown, Evans

(RM)Lennon(17m), Valencia
(LM)Di Maria(swap with nani+12m), Park
(CM)Carrick, Hargreaves, Fletcher
(AM)Anderson, Giggs, Scholes

(ST)Hulk(18m), Rooney, Berbetov, Owen

Players out: foster(tottenham)(4m), Vidic(barcelona 20m), nani(sl benfica 12m+di maria)


Man utd





The rumour about Aguero signing for Chelsea in the next few days is 100% solid. Have also heard from various insiders. No mention of a fee, will probably remain undisclosed.


Darijo Srna of Shakhtar Donetsk is looking for a way out of Ukraine and will be offered the chance by Sunderland & Tottenham.

Sunderland also want Adam Johnson (Boro) and Maynor Figueroa is almost a done deal.


Tony Capaldi spotted at Stadium Of light.


Sunderland to bring in Keane and Moses for a combined total of 17 mil. Jones to Villa for 10 mil.

Shearer to manage Sheffield Wednesday with Ferguson jnr to manage Preston.

Newcastle to improve offers for Beckford and Killgallon

Watch this space


There isn't half some rubbish posted on this site. First off, Maxi Rodriguez WILL NOT be joining Liverpool Football Club. He has opted for a switch to Agentina and his beloved Boca Juniors where he will link up with good friend Juan Roman Riquelme. Rather than moving to a new country known for its physical football he has moved to a country he has played in before and been a success in in order to keep his place in the Argentina squad. Man Utd AREN'T signing anyone worth £20m. They are in the same boat as Liverpool, just not as bad or as well publicised. Someone on here put that they needed better service from the wings. Valencia has been dynamite for you's this season and Giggs is getting praise because he can hit free–kicks and do a wingers job well at 35 or something. Back to Liverpool and listen carefully. DEGEN AND BABEL ARE NOT LEAVING IN JANUARY.

Degen, Darby and Johnson are Liverpool's current right–backs. Darby will not be trusted with such an important position for the January month after his mistake against Fiorentina led to the winning goal. Degen will replace Johnson while he recovers from his injury. If he goes (which is a big if) then a £4m fee is the transfer, not 2. A replacement would also be signed and he'd cost around £8m, so odds–on it won't happen. Babel has proven, with the goal against Lyon the other month that he can play well and change games, but then again he is inconsistent and lazy. A loan deal is very likely however, with the winger not guarenteed a place in Holland's world cup squad. Birmingham or Ajax I'd think. Rafa wants to keep Dossena after he's proven himself to be a useful left midfielder. A loan deal to Italy may be struck though with the Italian having to fight for a place in Italy's world cup squad. Personally I don't think Voronin will leave in January. All the rumours on here are more like pleas for him to leave but Rafa (for some unknown reason) believes he has the ability to be good. He'll leave in the summer for £1–4m after proving nothing.
Ins will be Arda Turan for £10m. The Turkish winger has expressed a desire to play for Liverpool and Rafa is looking for someone to replace the wantaway Riera. If the deal goes through there is about a 50% chance Riera will go. Rafa wants to use him in a P/Ex deal with either Aguero or Silva in the summer. Rafa has also said Ruud Van Nistelrooy won't join and has missed the chance on Goran Pandev for those who are a week behind. Pandev has signed for Inter with Rafa clearly not learning from mistakes. He thought the Gareth Barry deal was done and dusted and was leaving it until last. City came in and nabbed him. The same happened with Pandev. Antonio Floro Flores or Luca Toni will join. Floro Flores, currently at Udinese has netted 5 in 14 for the struggling Italian side and feels the players around him aren't doing enough to secure him a place in Italy's world cup squad. Either a £7m move or £3m + Dossena will go through. Toni has been told he can leave on a free but is currently on 160k a week (no I'm not lying. More than John Terry or Steven Gerrard). Rafa is only willing to pay him 70k, more than half less than his current. In fact the only side dumb enough to pay his 160k (or 100k, that's what he's willing to drop to) is Man City who are in the hunt for another striker with Bellamy, Adebayor and Tevez they want another star. A shock sale that might go through is Dirk Kuyt to Bayern Munich for £12m. Maxi was his replacement but as I've said, has chosen Boca. Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez is on Rafa's cards as well, although a similar fee will be needed, £12m.

In the summer Liverpool are looking at 150 different players (if you think I mean they want to sign all 150, you are stupid) and the most likely is the bosman signing of Christoph Metzelder.


Arsenal News:

Arsene Wenger may have taken the opportunity after the FA Cup tie with West Ham to talk to Zola about a potential transfer. Its thought that Wenger is very keen on signing Carlton Cole if there is reasurance of his fitness. Zola expects him back with 2 weeks and a deal in principle could be struck by then. However the deal wouldn't go through until late in January when Wenger is happy that Cole is fit and ready. The deal would also see Jack Wilshere join West Ham on loan (Jack's preferred destination) and West Ham recieving an intial £7 million rising to £11 million.


I have a contact at Chelsea who claims to be friends with frank lampard. Rumor has it that the squad have been told that Sergio Aguero is signing for them in the next few days.


Well people some facts to do with the mighty rangers the club has been bought and the new owners will be on show middle of the month i no this because my cousion will be back in the light blue colours by the 21st none other than alan hutton other signings will be james mcfadden with mendes going the other way


Liverpool ins:
Maxi Rodriguez – Loan (2 million fee)
Arda Turan – 10 million
Bojan Krkic – Loan (Rafa's scouts in spain have learnt he is surplus to requirments at the Camp Nou)
Van Nistelrooy – Loan with a 4 million option to buy

Babel – 8 million
Voronin – 2 million
Degen – 2 million
Dossena – 6 million


Gareth Barry will not be moving to Liverpool!! Bentez wanted to sign Barry and Keane last summer to create a system with keane behind torres and barry feeding the ball to keane, now keane has left–that won't happen... anyway i think barry moving to Man City was an insult to benitez and liverpool anyway. Maxi from Atletico is done, Moses a possible, and Juan Mata is a possible.


Portsmouth will reluctantly sell striker Tommy Smith to Bristol City for around £1.5m. Pompey will also look to shift Jamie Ashdown, David Nugent and Richard Hughes.


Have heard that man u could be after david bentley in a cut price deal

Fergie thinks his strikers need better service from the wider areas (apart from giggs) and sees bentley as the man for the job as he would be eligable for the champs league aswell.

also nani to benfica or


My mate seen sol campbell in a liverpool hotel he reckons he there to sign for either efc or lfc


Man.u Transfer targets
Angel di Maria 12 million and nani on loan to benfica
Adam matthews 90,000 bargain as cardiff money troubles
Steven Defour 8 million would fit in well in midfield
Edin Dzeko 18 million only if berbatov leaves.
Owen Hargreaves newcastle 3 million to many injury promblems
Gary neville thinking about retiring
Dimitar Berbatov to zenit 12 million a bad signing Ferguson might be tempted to sell
Zoran Tosic Loan West Brom to gain experience


Brian laws will be appointed notts county manager this week the word is he will have to sell before he can buy


Jose Mourinho is going to Liverpool 100% mark my words!


Kris Boyd 100% going to Birmingham in this transfer window heard straight from one of his best mates and Birmingham player Barry Ferguson.


Craig gardener will b a birmingham city player by wednesday fee 3.5m.michel is a cert aswell 2.5m.



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