Football Rumours Archive May 04 2009


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But Byfield was seen at Walsall game yesterday, when asked if hes coming back he said he doesn't know yet which could mean hes in talks!!

Walsalls Troy Deeney also said he won't be here next season! Wigan want him so hes off there I think!

Let me make this absolutely clear here: There will be no change in the first–team management room this coming season. Walters Smith, Ally McCoist and Kenny McDowall will remain at the helm regardless of which way the league turns in the next couple of weeks.

There is talk of a consortium buying "into" the club. Notice how I wrote "into"? This is because Sir David Murray will NOT be selling just yet but he will be allowing this consortium to invest into Rangers Football Club.

The only changes next year will be playing staff (and there will be a massive clearout to reduce excess salaries) and at the Youth Development.

Rangers fans must accept the situation and get on with it. There will be no Craig Levein as he isn't even a candidate; no David Moyes, as he would never consider giving up Premiership life; there will be no Alex Mcleish going back to Ibrox and there will be no takeover this year by Ally McCoist as he is nowehere near experienced enough to handle any would–be European football should Rangers get a Champions League place.

This is not a rumour, I don't do rumours.
big sam alladyce is next everton manager as moyesy is off to man city this will be anounced very soon.
jimmy clitheroe's undies
  Zola will offload. . Collins, Gabbidon, Davenport, Quashie, Bowyer, Widdowson, Latuska, DDM and Dyer.

And new contracts for Neill, Tristan, Lopez, Green and Upson

Players looking at bringing in are Nani, Balletti and Hamsik
  MAN UTD Rumours
Firstly Ronaldo is leaving when SAF retires and therefore will not be leaving this summer which is a fact.
Kaka is not coming this was a small rumour that surfaced becuase he said if he came to the PL then he'd want to play for Arsenal or United but it won't happen.
They are however looking into a replacement for paul scholes someone who can sit in midfield and also fill in behind the striker (a position Anderson will occupy) this will come in the form of Diego for about 30m or Gourcuff from Milan 20m.
Nani will be sold and a EPL proven replacement will be brought in as Rooney will occupy that role either Lennon 25m or Valencia 15m.
Tevez will be bought only if united can't get Benzema which will only go through in Lyon fail to get CL football.
The main transfer of the summer will be a RB as Neville's time is up and Brown is more of a CB and Rafael isn't old enough. This will probably be Lahm from bayern for 20m as he is unhappy along with Ribery (Barca) about there 4–0 defeat in the CL those are the only leads at the moment but i'm sure more will surface as summer gets closer.
  MUFC news!
with the form of Nani and Wayne rooney being forced to play on the left often enough leavin Mr Capello upset the arrival of a left winger is definite. David Silva is not in contention as SAF believes he s not physical enough for the premier league. Valencia and Aaron lenon are in contention now with the englishman priced at 20 mil.
Expect a second level striker at Old trafford as the best strikers ll not be keen on comin lookin at wat happened to Tevez. .
  United rumours in:
Benzema or Tevez to sign permanent £30m
Xavi (if Fabregas goes to Barcelona) £25m
Ribery (Nani may be swapped) £20m+Nani
Adam Ljajic (done deal)
Kaka(if Ronaldo goes) £60m – £70m
Johnson £10m
Kerlon £10m

United rumours out:
Nani–Munich–Part of Ribery deal

Liverpool rumours in:
Villa £40m
Silva £25m
Lennon or Valencia £15m
Barry £20m
Tevez £30m
Johnson £10m
Samba £7m
Downing £10m–£15m
Owen free

Arsenal rumours in:
Yaya Toure £15m
Richards £10m
Dunne £7m
Ireland £10m
Sakho £15m
Bassong £5m
Wheater £5m

Chelsea rumours in:
Eto'o £25m (if Vila goes to Barcelona)
Zhirkov £15m
Robinho £30m
Barton–2 Mil–Wigan
Martins–6 Mil–Arssenal
  As the impending exit of Santa Cruz draws closer, Allardyce will use the 15–20 million pounds to be collected on several players. a big money santa cruz replacement is not on the cards which rules out Moves for Janko and Dzerko. he Will make moves for Artem Milevsky (4.5 million), Tor Hogne Aaroy for (1 Million pounds) whom stands around 6,8 or Niikola Zigic (4 million), he will also use the money for Gael Givet, Gianni Zuivrloon,
  Not a rumour more a FACT. Barry is finally a Liverpool player, deal is done 9m + addons. Not sure whether Alonso will make way or Lucas but Barry will IS a Liverpool player. Will be announced at the end of the season.
  These have just been given to me in a pub in wolves by a guy who claims to be best of buddies with Robbie Keane, who is in contact with the club as an ex player and fan. Keane told him that wolves are obviously looking at alot of players, the list–


Shittu – Bolton
Hypia – liverpool (lots of competition though)
Benjani – Man C
Vassel – Man C
Hart – Man C
Manciene – Chelsea (Probably loan but they will try)
S. Sinclair – Chelsea (Loan)
Bale – Spurs (not sure about that)
Huddlestone – Spurs (he was adamant about this, although i heard Bayern?
Giggs / Schols – Man U (think schols is most likely there?? possibly part of a Kightly swap?
Van Der Meyda – Everton (Hope Not)
Butt – Newcastle
If not Butt/scholls
Ferguson – Rangers
Couple of Man U kids (campbell / Simpson)


Ebanks–blake – Wigan
Berra – Back to Scotland
Shackel – Norwich
Kightly – Wigan
Potter – Sheff W
Ilewomu(spelling) – Rangers
Most of the on loans this year will be sold.
Couple of the older guys released or coaching roles (Cradock)
Obviously not all will come in but that is a few of what McCarthy wants. My mate did call the robbie keane to Lpool " months before it happened so who knows
Liverpool in on–going talks with Atletico Madrid for Kun Aguero. The fee being around 18.5 million plus Ryan Babel and Fabio Aurielo, however Athletico are tryin to get Lucas included in the packege so talks are on–going. Rafa will terminate his intrest in Glen Johnson if Pompey don't lower their price tag of 14 million(2 england caps got pompey a bit exiceted) so expect a move for Kuba who is a young polish RM who can also play a good RWB, Yuri Zhirkov will end up at Liverpool because from what im told Chelsea have no intrest in a bidding war with Lfc and will turn their heads towards Ben Arfa. Now as for the strikers Benitez is seriously considerin 2 targets should the Aguero deal crumble. .1 being Diogo for 12million and the other Agbonlahor(swap with Babel)Also Scouts are watchin Bates,Johnson(both Boro) M'bokani(S.Liege)Renato Augusto,Vidal(both B.Leverk)
  MUFC Update
Tevez will leave United in the Summer, and will be replaced by one of two targets, these being either Karim Benzema (£30Million) or Kun Aguero (37.5Million).

Fletcher and O'Shea will be staying as they are approaching their peaks, and have been instrumentel this year, Fletcher especially.

Nani may be allowed to leave on a load basis, but no cover will be seeked. United have Rooney, Ronaldo (who will be staying), Park, Tosic, Ljajic (from December), Giggs and Fletcher who can all play the flanks if required.

Kuzsczak will be sold, along with Lee Martin, Manucho and Frazier Campbell.
  Spurs have not paid the full fee for Alan Hutton's transfer to Rangers – he does not form part of Harry's plans and will be offered back to the Glasgow Rangers in the summer. Kirk Broadfoot will leave for Blackburn Rovers when Hutton arrives. Sadly Kris Boyd will be tempted away by big money Birmingham
  Owen coyle wants to sign dele adebola on a free transfer from bristol city on a 1 year deal. west brom's leon barnett is interesting coyle and could be bought for just under 1 million , also doncaster midfielder james coppinger and oldhams neal eardley could be bought both for half a million.
  Liverpool rumours
First of all no doubts about barry and johnson will be liverpool players next season.
With agger accepting new offer now no chance for signing albiol. Actually rafa will now steal sakho from arsenals mouth.
Finall the big signing will be
  One interesting consideration that is being looked at by Chelsea concerns the management of the side through the end of the 2010 world cup. The proposal is that Guus Hiddink act as a consultant over the next year after identifying postential transfer targets for the summer. Ray Wilking will be left in day–to–day charge of the team and Hiddink would return as manager on a three year deal after the world cup.
  Gael Kakuta, a Chelsea youth/reserve team player who sustained a major injury earlier in the year, remains a long–term target of Arsenal. Kakuta is not likely to be ready to play before October, but look out for a sneaky bid next summer. In the meantime, Arsenal have been keeping tabs on Lille midfirlder Michel Bastos. Expect a bid over the summer.

Hold onto your hats , this is a big one.
In the event that Ronaldo leaves OT this summer the short list of replacements is said to be headed by no less a person than Aiden McGeady.
The Celtic star can be picked up for sub £ 10 million , leaving a likely profit of £ 50 million + on the Ronaldo departure , even taking account of hyperbole re the fee and agency costs. The wages too are enticing ; the Glaswegian being likely to accept $ 50 k per week , at least in the first place , constituting a saving of £ 5 million each year.
Footballing wise McGeady is obviously not in Ronnies class, but that misses the point ( s ) , which are :
1) This potential profit cannot be ignored by a club with United's debt , and spending plans in other areas for the summer .
2) McGeady was considered the supreme talent in the UK 5 years ago and has not failed to deliver entirely. SAF and staff take the view he suffers by virtue of the undemanding quality of the weekly opposition and would respond after a season or so in the EPL to blossom into something special
3) The settling in period for a Scotsman ( albeit one playing for ROI ) familiar with English clubs will be much smaller than for those potential replacements from further afield
4) In the absence of Ronaldo the number 7 position will become less pivotal , with more emphasis being placed on others . This will allow McGeady some time to find his feet.
5) Celtic are willing vendors. McGeady or Boruc will have to go this summer to finance other plans for the CFC squad which badly needs overhauled. Strachan would prefer to let McGeady go, as he has Shaun Maloney ready to fill in.

See if I am right

Stafford the Cripsteroo
  Arsenal Ins:

Sahko (8million)
Bassong (5million)
Traore (loan return)

The 'Possibles':
Veloso (15 million)
Inler (15 million)
Albiol (10 million– Liverpool have pulled out since resigning Agger but Aston Villa are interested)
Eden Hazard (8 million– Wenger can't resist a youngster as talented as him)


Silvestre (Free)– MLS or Wolves
Gibbs (loan)– Promoted team, Wenger wants him to improve against top players week–in, week–out
  Arsenal outs: silvestre to stoke (500k), eboue to roma (7m), senderos to hoffenheim (5m), randall to birmingham (1.5m), adebayor to ac milan (27m), gilbert to leicester (2m), barazite to derby (2m).
Arsenal Loan outs: Denilson, bischoff, mannone, sunu, ramsey
Loan returns: traore, lansbury, fonte, hoyte
Arsenal ins: sakho (9m), richards (10m), melo (12m)/toure (15m), agbonlahor (13m)
also, there are doubts as to Rosicky's Arsenal future. wenger is getting increasingly frustrated at the constant setbacks and may cash in, or alternatively will simply release him if he is not fit by the preseason period. If this happens expect 1 of 2 things: first simply move armand traore to LM thus allowing clichy and gibbs to remain the 2 LBs, or expect an ambitious bid for ashley young for about 16m. however if this happens agbonlahor will not sign, as MON will not allow 2 of his top english talents to leave for a rival club. personally i would prefer agbonlahor as we will need ade's replacement, plus traore is a competent player. elsewhere, if fabianski is allowed to go on loan, expect a loan bid for joe hart, who is cutting an inreasingly frustrated figure at man city, a club snubbing growth of young talent, visible through the imminent departures of hart, sturridge and possibly johnson.
other rumours: Chelsea: with Hiddink being true to his word and leaving, expect approaches for Schuster, Ancelotti or more likely Slaven Bilic.
Man Utd: expect Nani, O'shea and Brown to leave, Tevez will not be signed permanently, instead expect bids for valencia, benzema and 1xLB, 1xACM. Berbatov to be given one more season, then sold along with fletcher.ben foster also to consider his future due to the longevity of VDS.
Villa: bids for hangeland, richards and veloso. barry, one of young and agbonlahor, and taylor out. laursen to retire.
everton: jo on loan for another season, with 2m fee, 1xRW. nobody of note to leave, esp with talent such as gosling coming through.

  So The Special One has been on the drugs again do these Liverpoos fans actually follow football or do they go a team on football manager give them selves loads of money and think its real life Rafa has already said they have to sell before they can buy so where does the 40 plus million come from stop smokin the crack lad anyway some real rumours Everton will again try and buy Moutinho and possibly Huddlestone or jenas and a right winger is high on his list but have no clue who Moyes is thinkin of yet
  To the pool fan about Hobbs, Leicester have signed him on a 4 year deal with NO buy back option sorry he's ours now as for martin not heard anything on that front yet Stockdale looks a better option tho .
App we are going to sign an ex England international heard rumours it could be Sol Campbell can't see him playing 90 minutes each week so will that be a combined playing coaching role?? heardother rumours that fryatt will leave for the baggis for 1 mill no way Expect quite a bit of movement in and out of the walkers stadium this summer dickov,hayles,kisnorbo,henderson,and a couple more on the way out.
Pearson building a strong team for the return to the championship and who knows back to back promotions. .
  Chris Brunt to Rangers(once Mendes leaves)
James Morrison to Fulham
Steven Fletcher to Celtic
Rob Jones to Leeds
Tomas Cerny to Hamilton(pernament deal)
James MacArthur to Rangers(season ticket holder at Ibrox)
Simon Cox to Celtic
Massimo Donati to Atalanta
Francisco Sandaza back to Spain(Numancia maybe)
Matt Derbyshire to Olympiakos(pernament)
Podolski to Koln(pre–contract)
Gael Clichy to Real Madrid
Michel Bastos to Aston Villa(to replace Barry)
Eliseu to Celtic
Dani Guiza to Sevilla
Gudjohnson to Fulham or West Ham
  The special one Jose' has bought a house in Alderly Edge so make of that what you want. I think City will be having a new manager in the summer.

Thanks to true Red Manny Pacquao for knocking that city clown out

  To the Special dunce who said this,
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

are you for real???? you obviously talk out of your backside for posting such drivell where on earth do you get ya prices from???
Quinny isn't stupid nd neither is Ellis Short. if Sunderland get relegated or not these players may leave but not at those ridiculus prices youve quoted! Gordon probably has played his last game for the club as he is now on 49 appearances and Quinny would have to pay an extra 300,000 to hearts when he plays 50 games! I do expect Gordon (7 mill) and Jones (14 mil) to be sold in the summer and ferdinand (7 mill) if SAFC get relegated! But I do expect a new manager to come in, in the summer with Bilic, Klinsmann, Jol, Rijkaard, Mancini, Van Gaal and McClaren all available and would be interested as long as SAFC are still in the premiership. Players that Sunderland are going to speak with in the summer are:–
Richard Dunne man city 4m
Sami Hyypia liverpool free
Owain Fon Williams stockport 1.5m
Eidur Gudjohnsen barca
Stewart Downing boro 11m
Micah Richards man city 8m
James Morrison west brm 4m
Steven Ireland man city 5m
Darren Fletcher man utd 5m
Tom Huddlestone spurs 6m
John O'Shea man utd 4m
Callum Davenport west ham 1m
John Carew villa 3m
Micheal Johnson man city 4m
Micheal Turner hull 4m
Pablo Aimar 7m
Darren Bent spurs 7m
Achille Emana real betis 6m
Nikola Zigic valencia 8m
Stephen Hunt reading 4m
Djibril Cisse 6m
obviously these arnt all coming but these are on the list. 1 goal keeper 2 defenders 2 midfielders and 2 strikers will arrive in the summer.
new manager will have a mass clear out of Roy Keanes expensive and terrible buys
Kenwyne Jones spurs 14m
Craig Gordon 7m
Micheal Chopra cardiff 3m
Anthony Stokes 1m
David Healy rangers 1m
Paul McShane 1m
Carlos Edwards 2m
Daryl Murphy qpr 1.5m
  Burnley fc rumours ;
luke chambers at nottingham forest is on owen coyle's list to fill the defensive area.
daryl murphy at sunderland could join on a free transfer and expect to scott arfield at falkirk join in for a fee close to 1 million
  To the Liverpool fans stating that Gareth Barry will be signed as cover for your current midfielders. Get real. . It's world cup soon and Barry knows he needs first team action to compete for his squad position. He will only move if guaranteed regular action. So either he will stay at Villa or you WILL be selling Alonso, no two ways about it. Also spurs fans saying you will be bidding for Barry, thanks for supplying everyone reading this site with a good laugh.
  Birmingham news

players ins

mcgregor 5 million
shittu 2 million
balde free
ferguson 1.5 million
mcgeady 5 million
boyd 4.5 million
fletcher 2.5 million
  Leicester are intrested in signing Blackburn Rovers reserve goalkeeper Mark Bunn for around £200,000.

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