Football Rumours Archive April 05 2009


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First of all city will sign: buffon, terry, toure, ronaldinho, kaka and last but not least palo maldini as a player/ coach. second of allchelsea will sign: robinho, wagner love, richards and the final and biggest signing of the summer the one the only JOSE MOURINHO, yes mourinho will return to the bridge as the returning hero and will have control of everything at the club right down to then under 6's if he wants. abromaivich wants sucsess and the only man ever to deliver that for him is mourinho, abromavich will get his instant sucsess and the english will see good old jose back again. its happy days
  These are the major signings that will occur this summer

Man Utd
Alexis Sanchez 17m
Walter 6m
Nicolas Bertolo 5m

G. Johnson 9m
Barry 11m
Albiol 9m
Eto'o 21m
Lennon 15m

Man City
Aguero 35m
Ribery 30m
Henry 15m
Lahm 20m
Terry 25m
Diego 25m

Veloso 15m
Marchena 10m
Gourcuff 10m

Inler 17m
Ronaldinho 15m
Cassano 13m
  Dickson Etuhu is David Moyes top transfer target, and he will bid starting at 4m, and up to 7m for the mans services. Moyes is also interested in Sevilla's Brazilian LB/LW Adriano for a similar amount, and is watching Sevillas fight for a CL place closely. Finally Dan Gosling, Jack Rodwell and Jose Baxter are attracting serious interest from everyone looking to pick up future stars at a bargain price. Man U in particular are interested, Aston Villa, Fulham and Newcastle are also showing serious interest. If Etuhu goes to Everton, Fulham will surely try to prise at least one away on loan. Etuhu will DEFINATELY be bid for. The other situations are unclear as anything could really happen.

A big clear–out is on the cards as Ronaldo Nani and Berbatov all are expected to be sold during the summer. .Ronaldo is going to Real and that deal is done and dusted and Sir alex will sell Dimitar Berbatov as well. .sir Alex is reportedly furious with Berbatov's lack of scoring despite being a regular starter.

Ronaldo –– Real Madrid £75 mil
Berbatov –– AC milan or Inter £20 mil
Nani–– Barcelona £18 mil.

Sergio Aguero £40 mil
Alexis Sanchez £15 mil
Carlos Tevez £25 mil.
Douglas Costa £15 mil

  When Newcastle stay up they will try and brocker a deal which may see not only Bent arriving at SJP but also Bently with Duff going in the opposite direction and a fair bit bob!
  Gillett is now in serious negotiations with Kuwaiti businessmen to sell his 50% stake in Liverpool FC. The Al Kharafi family is a very rich one however he is not going to match Gillett's current asking price of around £260mil. If the price lowers to around £220mil he will make an offer. If he does take over, benitez's transfer budget will be a lot greater. However, it is generally, not in Benitez's interest to pay big money for world stars. For this reason, Samuel Eto'o, David Villa and a few others are not transfer targets. Benitez wants a bigger budget to increase the quality of young players he is trying to sign although the odd experienced player may arrive. This summer, Benitez is looking to sign Kuba from Borussia Dortmund for around 8mil. He is a right winger who can also play right back at a push. He is rough around the edges but has plenty of talent. Glen Johnson is also a target for around 8mil to compete with Arbeloa at Right Back. Diogo from Olympiakos is the player benitez wants who can play second fiddle to Torres. He is talented, very good in the air and would cost around £11mil. Versatility is a huge part of Benitez's belief and that is why Gareth Barry is still a target. He can cover 4 positions and play well at everyone of the positions and for around 8–9mil, Benitez feels he is a must. Lastly, Benitez wants someone who could occupy Gerrard's position if he was injured or unavailable. His choice for this player is between Yoann Gourcuff and Renato Augusto–both of which would cost around 10mil.
  A thew rumors

acmillan will bid 14 million for arsenal left back gael clichy and don't be suprised if they bid for arsenal teammate emmanuel adebeyor and chelsea striker didier drogba
aston villa will bid 3.5million for manutd defender wes brown and last but not least fulham will be desperate to sign tottenham midfielder tom huddlestone for around 5million
  Ricky Sbragia to step down in the summer and Sven Goran Erikson will come in. Signings will be: Dean Ashton ( West Ham ), Darren Bent ( Tottenham ), Edin Dzeko ( Wolfsburg ), Danijel Pranjic ( Heerenveen ), Zak Whitbread ( Millwall ) , Steven Davis ( Rangers ) and I also expect some of Erikson's sources in Sweden and many other counties to find some top youngsters. Out will be: Craig Gordon ( Rangers ), Djibril Cisse ( Return to Marseille), Kenwyne Jones ( Tottenham ), Paul McShane ( West Bromwich Albion ), Russell Anderson ( Burnley )and David Healy ( Celtic ). You heard it from me FIRST!
  Man Utd Summer Transfers

With SAF still reluctant to pay the 25–30m price tag of Carlos Tevez, and Debt Ridden Valencia's David Silva prefering a summer move to Barcelona or Liverpool, Man Utd will turn to some other alternatives:

Alexis Alejandro Sanchez (Udinese) – Rumoured to be intreseted in the Chilean striker last year, Uniteds scouts have been keeping tabs on the 20 year old. He will fit into United perfectly, as he is an extremely skillful player who posseses a great amount of pace. Expect a bid in the region 10–15m

Giuseppe Rossi (Villareal) – SAF sold Rossi to the la liga side in 2007 for around 6–7m, but included a realease clause of 10–15m for United to re–purchase the Italian–American later on in his career, Rossi has matured alot in spain playing alongside the likes of Nihat. The United Manager may put in the release clause bid to bring him back to OT

Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham) – As crazy as it seems, a move for the Russian may not sound totally ridiculous. The Spurs striker has always stated that he wishes to play for United, but this is really plan C for United, with a price tag of around 10–15m again

Other Ins: Jack Rodwell (Everton) [7–10m], Sergio Kun Aguero (At. Madrid) [25–30m]

Now onto the exit news:

Tevez (Madrid/Chelsea/AC Milan) – Either of these European giants would welcome the hardworking argentinian, with Madrid looking for a replacement for the aging Raul, Chelsea resigned to loosing Drogba if Hiddink doesn't continue and AC want him as they need a partner for wonderkid Pato, with Shevchenko past his best and Inzaghi in his 30's aswell Price: 25–20m

Bebatov (Man City/?) – The sulky Bulgarian hasn't been a flop at United, but he hasn't been a success. Expect a cautious approach by local rivals Man City, as Caecido is not good enough to stay in Manchester, and Benjiani, Vassel to old, and of course Bojinov getting injured for a lengthy amount of time every season Price: 15–30m

Evra (Barcelona) – Barca have been keeping tabs on Patrice Evra since his arrival at OT, the Spanish Giants are willing to pay in excess of 20m for the French Left Back

Hargreaves (Sevilla, Bayern) – Hargreaves has been injured alot during his time in Machester, as SAF is getting tired with this. From evidence of this season, it is clear that the tenacious midfielder may be on his way to Spain or back to his favoured Bayern Munich for around 10m+

Ronaldo (Madrird) – the longest winded saga in football with undoubtebly come to a close this summer, with reports of Juande Ramos' Real Madrid willing to pay in the region of 75–100m for the Wolrd Player of the Year. SAF would preferably want a player exchange with either Higuagin + 60m, Sergio Ramos + 45m or Ilker Casilais +45m so

A Number of other departures – Campbell (Hull/Spurs), Danny Simpson (Blackburn), Zieler (Leauge 1), Brown (Newcastle/Middlesborough)
  I've got a fantastic rumour about Celtic player Bobo Balde from a reliable fashion contact in London. Yes, the man who refused to leave and is still getting a hefty wage from Celtic, is no longer even training with the team! Instead he is working as free–lance photographer in the exciting world of fashion! He doesn't even show up at Lennoxtown anymore and has a flat in London (paid for by Celtic), his own photo studio with all the latest equipment (paid for by Celtic) and has moved down south with his model girlfriend (paid for by Celtic). Apparently he's quite good and has a good eye, meaning this season will be his last 'in Scottish football'. Celtic will be able to release him for free at the end of the season to pursue his creative urges anyway (and free up a lot of extra wages too). This is actually true, i thought it was a wind–up at first, but my contact knows nothing about football and works in London's fashion industry, so how could he have possibly dreamt that one up, or even heard of Bobo Balde? Anyway, expect a new look for the 'Celtic View' next season. . . .
  LFC Rumours.
Gareth Barry will be joining Liverpool this summer – Fee will be in thee region of £10m, but surprisingly, his arrival will not see the departure of any midfield players – Rafa has experimented on a number of occasions this season, playing 3 at the back, and with Carra, Agger and Skrtel, he feels he has the quality to pull this off (expect an additional centre back to sign, to act as cover along with Hyypia – possibly Wheater or Woodgate) – Barry will then be employed in th left wing back role, with Insua and Aurelio as cover. Johnson (£10m) will be brought in from Portsmouth to play the right hand role.
Leaving will be Dossena (£5m – back to Italy),Benayoun (£8m – Tottenham / Blackburn) Degan (£1m – PSV) and Vorinon (£5m).
Finally, a stricker will be brought and all reds will be delighted to know this will be Samuel Eto from Barca – He only has c18 months of his contract left, and I upset about the lack of games he is getting – Expect to pay £15m.
  Alex McCleish has eyed potential transfers for the summer should Birmingham gain promotion to the Premier League. Shamed former Ranger skipper Barry Ferguson is top of his wish list whilst he will also turn to the Scottish Premier League for Celtic striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.
He will also look to ambitiously sign Damien Duff from Newcastle for around £4 million as well as former Portsmouth striker Loman LuaLua on a free.
  Rafa Benitez is considering offering Michael Owen a 2 year contract where he starts on a basic wage of 45k/week but gets an added 10k for every match he plays and £5k for every goal he scores as well as other incentives. Benitez doesn't think he'll take it but feels it would be worth a shot.
  Big deal looks likley to happen in the summer, not big money (other than salary), but big players in a big swap deal. This will see an exchange between Man City and Chelsea. It has been increasingly obvious that Robinho is not happy at City and Mark Hughes is becomming increasingly tired of Robinho's lack of commitment and laziness towards the club. We all know that if Robinho had chosen where he would have gone last summer, it would have been Chelsea, and this has not changed. It is also well known that John Terry is very much wanted at Man City, and if Chelsea finish this season tropieless, Terry could look for a new challenge. That's right, Robinho will go to Chelsea with John Terry going the other way to City. City will replace Robinho with Roque Santa Cruz, who will move into the central striker role, with Bellamy moving out to the left and SWP on the right.

Now, before a mass amount of rumours surrounding departures from the Emirates start, lets just clear a few things up. Cesc Fabregas has said many times that his future lies in the hands of Arsene Wenger, and with Wenger recently saying that he will stay with Arsenal at least until his contract is up in 2011, and he also said that he will extend Cesc's contract at the end of the season, Cesc is going nowhere, despite whatever Barca morons may say. Adebayor has also said that he does not regret staying with Arsenal for this season, and that it is his desire to stay at Arsenal. He is going nowhere. As for as van Persie is concerned, it has all gone a bit quiet on his contract talks, however I would not expect that he would leave at the end of the season, as our recent form has proved that our club has the potential to win trophies, and we look set to finish fourth this season. Regarding who will be comming in, I would not expect big names. We will not be bringing in any strikers, provided that none leave, nor will be be bringing in any midfielders, again provided that none leave, as we do have good defensive midfielders available, in Diaby who looks very convincing, Alex Song who has put on some very convincing performances lately and Denilson can also sit and protect the defence. I know that none of these are first choice midfielders, but they do give us some steel in midfield when needed. As for attacking midfielders, we probarbly have the best selection in the league, in Fabregas, Nasri, Arshavin, Rosicky and Walcott. The area in which we may look to strengthen in is defence, where we may look to add a centre back, possibly Micah Richards?

In Arsene We Trust
  I want to apologise to all the Geordies, a number of months ago i stated that Shearer would never take over the reigns because he was too comfortable sitting in his TV pundit armchair criticising rather than having a go at management. And before anyone says anything he was taking his coaching badge at the time. However he's done it and he has gone right up in my estimation. OK he says its only for 8 games but he is putting his messiah ship on the line. Thank God he doesn't believe in it himself or everyone would be in trouble. I like his honesty and the manner in which he calls upon all the previous managers ( I notice he won't be calling Ruud Guillit though) it was a nice touch. I wish him all the best as much as teams don't get on with each other I'd hate to see the Geordies go down. I wonder if it gets so bad that he'll select himself as sub, especially if they're getting beat and the passion is not there I'm sure he can still do the business. Good luck Geordies.
El Torro
  Rite to set the record straight i am 100% scotish but got to say that england hav got sum of the best players in the world but i don't think they will win any thing in the near future(world cup next euro)cos they can't play togetger (obviously)plus they need to bring in an english manager.look what happened last time u went with a forgien manager with club experince isn't that the same as capello,good club manager but not proven at international.on to rumours,celtic to buy fletcher and mcarthey plus maybe another player,rangers will ot be bought as D M will not sell up cos all his finances are thro rangers and expect a mas clear out

5 in row??? its lookin more and more a possibilty

c'mon the hoops
  Hearts Fc

Hearts will sign a whole host of new players in time for next season. Steven Pressley(free– as player coach) Rudi Skacel (free) Paul Hartley (free) Andy Webster (free) Andrius Velicka (free) Jose Goncalves(loan return) will all join for a title push.
Out will go Karipidis (free), Zaliukis (£900,000), Kingston(1.5m) David Obua (1.2m) Kello ,Mikolinous Cesnauskis J. Thomson ,Tullberg, Elliot and Mole will all leave along with a number of youth players.
Bruno Aguiar and Robbie Neilson will sign new 3 year deals.
  To the guy who wrote this. 'Huntelaar will move. He is unhappy at being 2nd choice behind Raul and Higuain, so expect him to move to Arsenal, where Wenger has always been a big admirer of.'
Which Real Madrid team have you been watching over the last few matches, because I'm assuming it's not the one I've been watching, where Huntelaar and Raul start up front, and Higuain comes off the bench, and thus it is Higuain who is unhappy at playing second fiddle. However, you were correct with the destination, as I believe that Wenger will place a bid for the Higuain in the region of £10–£14 million, however it is unlikely that this will be accepted, and Wenger will go no higher.
  Liverpool will bid for the following this summer:

Kuba (8mil)
Gareth Barry (8mil)
Diogo (7mil + Leto)
Renato Augusto or Yoann Gourcouff (10mil)
Glen Johnson (9mil)

Benitez feels that signing a big name striker or winger is too big a risk and hed prefer to work with talented youngsters who can adopt his tactical style and can improve in the way he wants.

David N'gog. Spearing, Kelly, El Zhar and a few others will be loaned out. The following will leave, permenantly:
Jermaine Pennant (free)
Charles Itjande (1mil)
Philip Degen (2mil)
damien plessis (3mil)
Andriy Voronin (4mil)
Andrea Dossena (5mil)
  I heard when i was in manchester that manchester united's ronaldo will eventually go to real madrid next season or the season after and coming the other way from real madrid man utd will get rafeal van der vaart.when fabien delph dosn't want to play for leeds he will go to man utd
  To the guy who said 'To all those who say rafa's no. 1 target was silva last season is rubbish! he was sir alex's no.1 target and he even tried to sign him but valencia refused to sell him last summer as the economic climate was quitee good then (this was confirmed by his agent if u remember).silva will sign for MAN UNITED this summer!! UNITED will also sign benzema.'
You obviously don't know anything about spanish football as Valencia have been in massive debt since the end of the Benitez era, why do you think he left, and Benzema has already stated the only clubs he would leave lyon for are Real Or Barca.
  From an unamed, but reliable source.

Vicious rumour from Parkhead sources that Michael Owen has been sounded out about a Bosman move to Celtic in the summer.

For this move to happen, it has been rumoured that many of the high wage earner's will be sold to allow for Owen's significant wage package. It is thought, however that Owen's marketing power will generate 25% of his package.

Summer Clearance at Parkhead:–

Vennegoor of Hesselink – back to Holland, PSV.
Bobo Balde – back to France, Nice mentioned.
Nakamura – back to Japan, Yokohama. (this was the reason for Mizuno being groomed for his departure).
Mark Brown – SPL team / championship
Chris Killen – Oz league / championship
JP Doumbe – Not enough quality. Possible lower division french league beckons.
John Kennedy – Recurrent injury problems – may retire.
Samaras – Has not settled well in Scotland. Wants move back to Holland.
Donati – Serie B.

Gordon Strachan has briefed the board that he plans to build the future of the squad of British based players as the previous foreign imports do not have the heart for the physical nature of the SPL.

Summer Targets: –
GK – Zaluska from Dundee Utd – Bosman
ST – Steven Fletcher from Hibs – done deal apparently.
DC – Ryan O'Leary from Kilmarnock.
DL – Lewis Stevenson from hibs.
ST – Sandaza from Dundee Utd.

This together with 2 blue chip signings from the Continent will provide the basis for next's years championship.
  I have a source whos a Gers player he says next season team will be–

Whittaker– Broadfoot– Bougherra– Miranda(St Mirren)

Davis– Thomson(C)– Mendes– Fabio(Manchester United)



Memhet(St Mirren)

Management Team–
Ally McCoist(Manager)
Ian Durrant(Assistant Manager)
John Brown and Kenny McDowall(Coaches)
  Liverpool Transfer Rumours

There are many rumours flying around regarding Liverpool at the moment, some have got plenty of truth within them, others are well wide of the mark. First of all, lets look at the Samuel Eto'o story. One of the best strikers in the world, has just 15 months remaining on his contract at Barca. Rafa has finally seen the light that he is relying on goals from Gerrard and Torres too much as needs a striker will real quality to stepup to the task and get some goals flowing. Barca, who said at the beginning of the season Eto'o does not feature in their plans for the future (and this is still the case) would prefer to cash in ASAP in order to get the maximum amount they could. Liverpool will offer around £16million for him with Barca wanting £18million, with the only stumbling block being his high wage demands and would he be willing to be usedin Rafa's rotation policy. If he is, a fee with Barca will easily be agreed. This is the same situation with Gareth Barry, who Liverpool will now sign for anything between £8–10million.
David Silva. The reason why Rafa said he won't be signing Silva is due to Valencia's 20millionEuro valuation of him. Valencia are in around £300million debt which is written on the club and they will need to sell some of their top stars to ease the financial sitaution slightly. Rafa could offer the likes of Voronin and Benayoun plus cash but the wholepoint of him saying they didnt want him any longer is to make Valencia realise a significant amont of money will be lost if they don't sell therefore, if they lower their valuation to around 16–18 million euros, Rafa will again be interested.
David Villa, Carlos Tevez, Raul Albiol and Sergio Aguero going to Anfield are a load of rubbish. Glen Johnson and Aaron Lennon are serious possibilities. Steven Gerrard, Dirk Kuyt, Daniel Agger and Alvaro Arbeloa will all sign new deals in the coming weeks. Jay Spearing and Stephen Darby will also sign new deals but will leave on loan next season for 1st team experience.
  I currently reside in a town close the the city of Southampton, I am infact a lawyer and know for a fact that my company is working on two very different scenarios should Southampton FC cease to exist.

The first one is going to really upset the Southampton population and cause worry for Hampshire Police, Portsomouth FC may well move to St Mary stadium on a season long deal whilst they redevelop Fratton, also being discussed is a permanent move to Southampton, however the team playing there will be known as Portsmouth, this is being discussed with the Englisg Premier Leauge.

The second one is for St Mary to be delevoped in to a stadium of multi use, e.g. concerts, athletics etc, also the local non leauge clubs would be welcome to use the ground if they were to reach a level where they play a big club in the fa cup etc.

I think it is very much accepted that Southampton FC are not going to come out of this situation.
  SAFC News
Sbragia to step down in the summer, irrespective of Division. Big Niall will bring in Curbishley to build solid foundations that will last.
Cisse will not sign, Bent and Ashton to lead the line – Jones to Spurs.
  ¿¿¿Big Man United news:¿¿¿

big news coming out of Old Trafford that Sir Alex will dump Dimi Berbaflop in the summer and will rather sign Tevez permanently.
And I can exclusively reveal that Sir alex is also after Werder Bremen star Diego as he thinks he needs some firepowers in midfield. but this might not happen as Juventus are leading the chase for Diego currently.
But Berbatov will be sold and that's for sure. [i apologize for my bad english]
  Due to the financial crisis troubling Valencia, they are now preparing to offload many of their top stars during the Summer transfer window. After speaking to my cousin who now lives in Spain he believes the following transfers will take place. .

Juan Mata to Seville
Vicente to Bayern Munich
Ruben Baraja to Mallorca
David Villa to Barcelona
David Silva to Real Madrid
Carlos Marchena to Barcelona
Raul Albiol to Arsenal
  Liverpool fans , George Gillet is a goner he is selling his shares to the Kuwaities who will also buy haf of Hicks stake but Hicks still wants to be in control
  To the guy who said –

To all those who say rafa's no. 1 target was silva last season is rubbish! he was sir alex's no.1 target and he even tried to sign him but valencia refused to sell him last summer as the economic climate was quitee good then (this was confirmed by his agent if u remember).silva will sign for MAN UNITED this summer!!
UNITED will also sign benzema.

ronlado saga seems unending and if he leaves united will also sign aguero(preferred) or mayb ribery(very unlikely)

Get your facts right Silva turned down a move to United and it had nothing at all to do with the financial situation. He dosent want to leave Spain and was only cosidering liverpool because of the amount of Spanish players and Staff at the club.
Rumour has it that this seaasons Silva is likely to end up at Barca wit their strongest rivals being Liverpool. Financially Barca could outbid Liverpool any day of the week but they don't want to pay over the odds for the player so They have reached an agreement with Liverpool to Sell them Iniesta for 15 million if they give up their chase for Silva.So Barca will get their man 4 18 million rather than the 22–25 mil it would hav reached had Liverpool kept up their persuit.

RedReport. .watch it happen!

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