Football Rumours Archive January 05 2010


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Neil Warnock to be announced as burnley manager tomorrow afternoon after simon jordon accepted to let him go


My brother is very good friends with the a member of the PNE board, and he has told me that a deal has been struck with popular St.Mirren manager Gus MacPherson. He will be announced manager within the next 7 days.


Rafa Benitez is set to seal 3 transfers within the next week. Maxi Ridriguez will sign within the next 24/36 hours. Depending on the outcome of a specialist examination on Glen Johnson's knee injury, Rafa is set to make a surprise move for former Red Steve Finnan if Johnson is out for a while. Finnan has expressed his unhappiness at the situation at Portsmouth and will be available for a small fee. Rafa didn't want to let Finnan leave but he wanted first team football. Finnan is a free agent in the Summer and Rafa could get him for around £200,000. Benitez does not trust Darby or Degen to fill the position and with money being tight, Finnan is a cheap, reliable and proven at the club. I stress this depends on how bad Johnsons injury is.


A few old firm rumours going around just now....
Barry Robson & Gary Caldwell both expected to join middlesbourgh this week for a combined fee of around £1.2M as both are out of contract in June. Also Willo Flood is expected to join on a possible loan deal or for a fee of around £350k –(dont know why as wee gordon never gave him a chance at Celtic)

McManus off to Ipswich for around £1.8M.

No chance of Celtic selling McDonald for £2M, Celtic would be looking for around £3.5M for him, with Wigan quoted as being interested in him again (failed loan bid in the summer)

Rumours about McGeady moving south with both birmigham & spurs being linked, the fee seems to vary from source to source but something around £8M woould no doubt be accepted.

Spurs also linked with Scott Brown but as he is still out after an ankle op i don't think that he'll be leaving this month.

the usual Robbie Keane rumour is going about, although there are about 70,000 reasons a week why this won't happen.

Kilgannon, for around £1M as there is a sell on clause in his deal if he goes for over £1M.

Dave Kitson on loan deal seems to have appeared today in various papers.
The french striker, Guirds ( or something like that) for around £2M

Meanwhile, over in the darkside, scotlands shame are expecting to lose kris boyd for around £1M – £1.5M with Middlesbourgh, Birmingham & Villa all quoted as being interested. Lloyds bank will accept this as boyd is out of contract in the summer, also boogie & davis being linked with moves down south.


ARSENAL– they will sign Andre Pierre Gignac in this transfer window also if senderos leaves leaves sol campbell will sign for 6 months otherwise wigan and newcastle will try n get him.That all that will happen this january.If stan kroenke takes over by the summer AW will go for a Chamakh on a pre contract deal.That leaves up to 8/9 players who could play in the forward 3!!In midfield they will only look for 1 more n iv heard this could either van der vaart/de rossi or veloso.they are AW type players and are all good on the ball n in their mid 20's.Gallas will b giving a years rolling contract after good displays this term so don't expect a big name CB to sign because they won't sit on the bench and the current CB partnership won't b broken.Sol might be given another year at the club.I think they will be looking a new goal keeper but iv no idea who AW might try for maybe joe hart or some1 like that.Arsenal fans don't expect AW to spend loads on players if the club is taken over because AW is afraid knoenke might turn out like the l'pool owners and AW wouldn't put the club in a position where the wage bill will be so high the club might struggle in the next few years.


To the muppet who saif their brother seen mascherano in barcelona. Take a look at the Liverpool website and see what he was doing on the 4th and 5th of Jan.

Maxi Rodriguez is in Liverpool as well as two suitors for Voronin and Dossena.

Diogo of Olympiakos will be the next signing for 10 million and RVN on loan.


Lots of rumors for you:
Veira Milan– Man City

Sinama Pongolle + Pedro Mendes to Sporting Lisbon

Amdy Faye to Rangers to replace Mendes

Miguel Veloso to Fiorentina.

Maxi Rodriguez is DEFINITELY signing a permanent deal with Liverpool for 2.5 million

Andrea Dossena is on the verge of joining Naploli for 4.5 million, I know he was meant to be signing for Athletico Madrid but because Aguero isn't leaving they don't have the funds to sign him.

James Beattie to stay at Stoke

Carew to stay at Villa but if Heskey leaves Zigic will sign for Villa

Beckford to Newcastle

Pandev has signed for Inter

Super Scouse


100% happening...Saha to Arsenal.

Beckford to Liverpool for 3.5m
with David Martin going there on a permanent next season depending on appearances.
Babel, Degen won't leave (possible in summer)

rumours I've heard:
Voronin swap Dzagoev CSKA Moscow
Kuyt 15m Inter (SUMMER)....
Turan, Rodriguez (permanent), and 1 30m signing in summer.



Southampton will double the Chris Lines wages as he is expected to ditch The Memorial Stadium in favour of the South Coast outfit, making the same move that Rickie Lambert did in the summer.

Coventry City defender Elliot Ward will swap the Ricoh in favour of a move South. The Saints have had a £800,000 bid accepted by Sky Blues manager Chris Coleman and will undertake a medical and will be in the squad for the Huddersfield game.

Soutampton have made a £300,000 bid for Lee Barnard, however Cash strapped Southend United have delayed the bid and will make a decision shortly.

Polish international striker Marek Saganowski is in talks with Swansea City over a move, Alan Pardew is happy to allow the player leave on a free.

Wayne Thomas is set to join Plymouth Argyle on loan until the end of the season. With Southampton paying half the players £6, 000 a week wages.

Doncaster will complete a £400,000 move for Southampton midfielder Simon Gillet.


Van der Vaart or Van Nistelrooy one if not both to Arsenal. Also don't rule out moves by Arsene wenger looking at
Giovinco or Franceso Totti from serie A.


Neil Warnock will not be the new Burnley manager.

He is close friends with Palace owner, Simon Jordan, and has moved his family to Kent to be near the club.

For possible new managers take your pick from:

Andy Irvine, Gary Megson, Brian Laws and Paul Lambert.


Pazzini to chelsea for 22m we will loan him back for 6 months straight away.


First off can i just say that this site is called Football–Rumours not Football–Fans–Dreaming

I can only comment on what i have genuinely seen or heard so here goes....

I am in a little place called Castres in France and at the moment and i am currently sitting in a hotel bar less than 15ft from ex Arsenal player and current Chief Scout Gilles Grimandi & club CEO Ivan Gazidis. According to the 2 barmen they have been in the hotel for 2 nights now with the intention of meeting FOR A SECOND TIME with Andre–Pierre Gignac and his representatives. Doesn't mean Arsenal will sign him but they are certainly looking into it.


Micah richards just having a medical at goodison ahead of a loan gone back to city now aswell


Just last night i was walking down the street when i heard a manchester united fan say nani is going to benfica for 6 to 8 million. Also he said united will sign daniel de rossi


Lee Hughes to Barnsley Football Club


Few rumours from a source in Bristol sports media.

Stoke looking to sign Cole Skuse from Bristol City if their bid for Jamie O'Hara fails, will cost around £2 million.

Jamie McCombe wanted by several clubs including Notts County, Motherwell and Barnsley. Fee of around £250,000.

Bristol Rovers reject a bid of £750,000 from Cardiff City for Chris Lines.

Bristol City to bid for Millwall keeper David Forde, Hull winger Peter Halmosi and have had bids accepted by Brentford for Sam Saunders and Charlton for Lloyd Sam, although only two players are expected to arrive.


Warnock favourite for burnley post


Was on the south coast today, and word from Portsmouth is that at least six players have asked for their contracts to be torn up as they are quote 'fed up with the idiots in charge'.

David James strongly linked with Spurs and Wigan, but Fulham may make a bid within 24 hours – may be almost 40 but still a quality keeper. Reading rumoured to have offered a short term deal too, but it's doubtful that David James would drop down to the Championship.

Kevin Prince–Boateng is leaving asap, and as rightly stated yesterday he will go to Schalke to train as he cannot sign with any club until June.

Jamie O'Hara is being recalled by Harry Redknapp, but don't expect him to stay at Spurs as Wolves and Stoke are both after the young midfielder.

Nadir Belhadj has attracted attention from Everton, Fulham, Wigan and Sunderland, and Bolton may put a bid in as well for the Algerian defender.

Michael Brown has been linked with a move to Fulham, although Burnley are interested in signing him and David Nugent in a combined deal.

Papa Bouba Diop is being linked with a move north of the border to Rangers for £1m.

Danny Webber and Richard Hughes are wanted down at Swansea, with Paolo Sousa expected to move very soon for these two.

Finally Younnes Kaboul is wanted by Spurs and John Utaka is in talks with LOSC Lille.


Where shall I start, I haven't posted in a while and have rumours flooded in my inbox from my agent. Owen Coyle will secure a move to Bolton soon but due to ice cannot travel to Bolton but all is agreed. Coyle is looking into buying Killgallon–3m, Eagles–3m, Reo–Coker–2.5m and Beckford–2.5m. Reading will appoint Darren Ferguson which comes as a shock to me but Ferguson has been stalling to accept for a long time and is ready to sign a 3 year deal. Sheffield Wednesday will be appointing Megson or Cotterill this week but Megson is more likely. Preston are approaching Cotterill to manage the side. Burnley are looking at big names to replace Coyle and want McLaren or Hughes but don't expect either to move their. Ferguson, Clark and Irvine are also on the shortlist and I think Lee Clark will get the nod. Liverpool will tie up Maxi Rodriguez and Van Nistlerooy on loan. Man City are almost certain to sign Viera on loan and Cristian Ansaldi for 6m but Robinho will stay. Roman Ambromavich will go against Ancelotti's word and sign Aguero for 35m. He believes that if the embargo is placed Chelsea will struggle upfront with Drogba and Anelka in their 30's so tie up Aguero. Arsenal are looking at Hulk, Huntelaar, Gignac, Balotelli and Bellamy. I don't who will move but most likely Bellamy–10m, Gignac–14m or Huntelaar–12m. Liverpool will sell Dossena–4m, Voronin–3m and Degen for 2m. Warnock is not leaving Palace as he has said it is his last job and his family is settled. More rumours but will post them soon. Over and Out, Gary Jones.



gomis , lyon , loan, st
santon, inter, loan, lb
kjaer, paleramo, 9m+skrtel, cb, this deal is worth 18m they won't turn it down]
torosidis, olyimpiaikos, 3.5m, rb
cambell[no club], free, cb
husklepp, brann, 2m, rm/st
busquets, barca, loan, dcm
moses, c.palace, 5m, lm

vorinan,, 4m, st
dossena, napoli, 4m, lb
degan, wigan, 3m, rb
el zhar, [not sure], 2.5m

new 11=
torosidis carrager kjaer santon
beni gerrard aqua husklepp

turan+mata to come in summer


Heard two great jokes today. Saha to be swapped for Vela and Babel to come to Arsenal.
Why would Arsenal want two bit part players from two teams not even in the same class as Arsenal.
Benzema almost certain loan deal.


i am gutted, however bentley, jenas and 12 million....i think i would take that.
£10million or a swap for babel and 2 million.
i hope to see bale at villa aswell as he is a great british young talent.

other rumours about...
moses–to everyone with a pulse
maxi rodriguez–to liverpool or tottenham
keane to celtic–for scott brown and cash
anton ferdinhand to villa
richards to villa or spurs

and now THE FACTS!!!!


Newcastle possible transfers:
Ryan O'Leary
Ashley Williams
Gary Caldwell
Raul Tamudo

Tim Krul To BARCA
Andy Carroll to Bolton

Plymouth to bring in Tom Taiwo.
Heffernan to pafc.

Everton also going to bring in Ledley.

Peter Halmosi to go on loan to plymouth.


Patrick Viera –> Man City (6 month loan)
Maxi Rodriguez –> Spurs (exchange for Bentley)
Matt Fryatt –> Wigan (3m)

Freddy Adu just seen leaving The KC Stadium so his signing or non–signing should be made public tonight or tomorrow.

Newcastle will also make a surprise signing from the premiership. Jermaine Jenas.


Tim Cahill will move to Villa with NRC moving to Goodison.


My sisters boyfriend is on the books at Man U.

Expect RVN to be at Man City, apparently he was in discussions with SAF but he wanted £100k pw and gauranteed first team football. SAF told him no way.


Moutinho 2 everton in jan if we knock them out the cup and in the summer if they beat us, alsojo to go thank god and the freed up wages to go on joaquin and moyes and wenger are discussing a swap between saha and vela with wilshire for the rst of the season



Collison to Stoke – 5m
Kitson to celtic – on loan rest of season
Cresswell to Sheffield Utd – 500,000
O'Hara to stoke – 4m
Sorensen to Bayern Muncich– 5M


To the person who wrote this drivel:

'More Players chattering from the Taps in Lytham Lancashire

Rumours are getting stronger and stronger that the (foreign) Consortium looking to invest at PNE have been turned down by Trevor Hemmings in the initial discussion stage because of the money they are offering expect a better offer by the weekend.

Derek Shaw has secured another 100,000+ shares to strengthen his position (and make a killing on the AIM). Traders are also buying quietly but this has still caused the price to jump 10% in a day....should rise again':–

Insider trading.
Shares rose by 1%.
Only 3000 shares changed hands.

Lay off the beer pal– try the less strong there, or the Ship.

Preston were committed to signing Collins from what they expected to be St Leger money, and now can't afford it. PNE will live or die on the whim of Hemings, and I know he is reluctant to continue to finance a lame duck (pun intended).


Celtic fc – latest rumours,

Dave kitson seems to be at least a loan signing for the glasgow giants ( celtic ) in january with a possible deal on the table to buy the player for a price that would suit the celtic board.

Also the talk of scott mcdonald leaving has everyone wondering, Is robbie keane the man to replace celtic's present top spl goal scorer? Has a deal behind closed doors already happened? The swap for brown for keane with cash? Mcdonalds fee would be more than enough to make this happen with Irishbillionaire dermot desmond willing to pay part of keane's wages??

It also seems that big stephen mc manus will be off to ipswich, gary caldwell to boro with the money from there sale paying for matthew kilgallon.

Willo flood, barry robson and a few other fringe players at celtic also interest boro with loan deals.


Avfc ins for january

Scott Parker 8 million
James Beattie 2.5 million

Avfc outs for whole season

Salifou 500k
Marlon Harewood 2 million
Craig Gardener 3–5 million
Nicky Shorey 3–5 million

Avfc Ins after season

Kenwye Jones 12 million


Just heard Derby want to sign Livermoor. Maybe Commons to sign for the TOON


To the direby fan who said raddy to sign for them get a grip the only time you will see him at your ground is when he is putting one in the top corner against you, direby county will not sign anyone in the window as they are broke hulse is off to join roy keane and kfc is also off direby might pull off one signing from matlock town a striker called nathan banger who has struggled to brake into the matlock 1st team after rejoining them from glapwell fc, , , true fact heard from agent clough


Owen coyle gone bolton he is goin 2 sign jensen, alexander and wade elliott


Beckford to Aston Villa for 2.8m,


Walsall f.c are goin 2 get rid of bonsor and o`sullivan is goin 2 buy them for 80mill on the 31st of january and he is goin 2 sign james o`shea and lee carsley


I would lose my job if i was caught posting this but i won't get caught(hopefully)...Take it from me karim benzema will be an arsenal player on loan till the end of the season if negotiations go well.Also jack will go to west ham on loan and arsenal will take carlton cole providing he proves his fitness by the end of the month..these are facts but are reliant on negotiations going well and we all know that that is the hard part...KAL


I understand that Chris Eagles will be following Owen Coyle to Bolton, either in this window or Summer. My source is the Eagles Family itself.


Team next season for Birmingham city
GK J.Hart (On loan from Manchester City for a season)
RB Belhadj (In Jan Bought from Pompey)
CB S.Dann
CB R.Johnson
LB P.Koncheskty (From Fulham)
RM J.Ledley (Bought from Cardiff)
CM Michel ( Bought from Sporting Djon In Jan)
CM B.Fergurson
LM A.Johnson ( Bought from Boro in Summer after LOAN)
ST M.Janko (Red Bull Salzburg In Jan)
ST L.Toni (Bought on a free in Summer)


Preston are set to name Gary Megson as their new manager.


Just heard that Liverpool are after Birmingham centre back Roger Johnson. Benitez only wants to pay around £7m but Birmingham are after about £12m. He has been one of the reasons the blues are doing so well and was also quality for Cardiff. Don't hold your breath on it though.


GK– Gordon
Rb– Mensah
Lb– Figoura
CB– Cana
Cb– Turner
Mr– Henderson
Ml– Johnson
Mc– Cattermole
St– Bent
St– Carew/ Heskey

Subs– Fulop, Da Siva, Nosworthy, Reid, Moses, Scannel, Campbell,

Players Leaving
– Anderson
– Richardson
– Bardsley
– McCartney
– Richardson
– Malbranque
– Jones


LFC:– the maxi deal is def on, expect announcement in 48 hrs, deal rests on salary package.
Dossena will be off to Napoli, the deal is almost done, circa £4mill. Babel is wanted by Birmingham, deal is resting on the price, Bham offered £8mill, not enough for Rafa, Babel could stil stay at LFC.
Wenger may step in for Babel yet!
Voronin will be off to CSKA Moscow or Dinamo Moscow, this may raise circa £3mill.
No VDV or RVN to LFC.
Expect further signings of Beckford or Moses + (if Babel sold) & Scott Parker.
bham look to signing Boyd!Not if Boro get there way!
AVFC: Rumours have Heskey on the move, but not far!
Can't see Aguero moving to Chelsea till summer (EOWC in SA).
Man U:– If Rooney goes to Real expect player exchange in deal, VDV etc
Man U, with current form strange there not buying!!!
Rumour Control (Dover)


Rumours coming out of pride park that raddy majewski may be on his way to derby because of a fall out at forest. figure of around 2million is being talked about


Lee Clark is having showdown talks with Town chairman tomorrow to ask weather or not he will be given the chance to speak to BFC


Dave Kitson is rumoured to be heading to Celtic Park. He will fit right in there, as he looks like a Celtic player! Watching the camera pan around the Celtic faithful at Parkhead you will be forgiven for thinking it was the Adams family that was on TV! QWERTY


Ian Holloway is preparing a fresh bid for Hull City's out of favour winger Peter Halmosi. Fee is believed to be around 600k and Halmosi is relishing the chance to join up with his ex plymouth gaffer at Blackpool. Holloways other targets include Marcus Bent , Debrecen's Gergely Rudolph . Charlton's Jonjo Shelvey and Kelly Youga , along with Preston duo Callum Davidson and Darren Carter.

One man out of the seaside club on loan is Ishmel Demontangac who is likely to join Oldham Athletic on loan for a month along with striker Daniel Nardiello. Blackpool will fend off any bids from Wigan and Nottingham Forest for prize asset Charlie Adam. However ollie is resigned to losing Alex–John Baptiste to Middlesborough however pool stand to make a massive profit on the defender who was signed for a measly 5k from Mansfield Town.


Birmingham's Damian Johnson heading to Leicester for a fee in the region of 500k. Leicester are also interested in Charlie Adam.


Barnsley to sign lee hughes from notts county with jon macken going the other way although macken is relucyant to leave for a league 2 club. barnsley will also sign danny shittu on loan to end of season


Liverpool news:
a bid of around the £85 million mark has just been received this afternoon (5.01.10) for torres from man city


Liverpool news; upson and maxi rodriguez signings are imminent rafa also in talks with david villas agent whom of which is his father happy days


Ajax Amsterdam is trying to get Ryan Babel back to Amsterdam and when that definetly fails they want to land Aiden McGeady.


Burnley will approch Huddersfield for lee clark tomorrow morning and ask for permisson to speak with the higly rated manager

if they are turned down then neil warnock will be appointed instead


My uncle is on the board at Derby County and Raddy Majewski is a done deal from local rivals Forest after a falling out with manager Billy Davies. Probably around 1.5 mil

Also, a deal to tie up michael symes from accrington is imminent


Ipswich News

David Norris has become disillusioned with life at Portman Road and is seeking a move up the Championship table with Leicester the preferred destination. Foxes manager Pearson will be speaking with Keane after the two clubs meet this weekend.


More walsall.fc rumours please :)


Friend of mine was in barce last weekend and saw javier mashcerano with his family. my friend was refused a photo from the normally freindly midfielder, when he heard their scouse accents. take what you will from that.

also have it on good authority that maxi rodriguez landed at John Lennon when it was re–opened briefly this afternoon. He took one look at the snow said, "fudge that" and flew out again. devo'd!!!


Clive Platt will sign for MK Dons in this week and Jamie Puncheon will go back to his club Plymouth.


Bristol Rovers rumours:

I have some inside information for Rovers.

Central midfielder Barry Molloy will go on a one weeks trial with Rovers from Derry City in Ireland. He is hoping to earn a permanent contract with the League One side.

Rovers also hope to agree a fee with Colchester to sign defender Pat Baldwin after his loan spell at the end of 2009. This could be completed very soon.

Midfielder Chris Lines is set to sign a new contract with the club shortly, showing loyalty to the club despite interest from Southampton, Leeds and Cardiff.


Burnley to sign Celtics Scott Mcdonald for 2M if owen coyle stays at burnley


Matt Taylor is on his way to Burnley as part of the Coyle deal.due to snow MT cannot travel to burnley but he is expected tomorrow to agree terms and that would allow coyle to join burnley

Also Bolton want Defender Clark Carlisle and will offer burnley 600,000 for the defender later this week

CC is very close to OC so expect that move to ahppen quickly


Brother in law works at Carrington and rumours coming out of there say Vidic to Real madrid, by end of january, £20 million+Garay, not happy about this, but he clearly is not happy at OT anymore, so get rid and bring in some good cover and decent money


Why would Villa sell John Carew to Liverpool? Possible only if Villa sign Kenwynne Jones from Sunderland


I can see Arsenal or Liverpool moving for Jermaine Beckford – He has pace, good touch and is a finisher and proved on Sunday he is premiership quality. Also he is available for £2–2.5million at that price you can't lose. They are both in the market for a striker at a low price and compare RVN!! or Kris Boyd!!! which are some names ive heard thrown around he is miles better.


Maxi Rodreguez to LFC is agreed in principle. Rafa needs to complete the exits of Dossena and Veronin to free up the cash for the loan fee and wages. Both players are in talks with other clubs. Don't expect anything else to happen unless Babel or Degen move on. This is far less likely but woud facilitate a move for Carew. It is yet unknown if MON would sanction any move until Heskey can prove his fitness


Birmingham city..

ryan babel––liverpool want 12mill blues to offer 8mill

micheal––nearly done deal

kris boyd ???? no oe knows

joe hart––– defo not coming but loan nex season maybe

champions league/uefa cup next season


Maxi Rodriguez to Liverpool is back on after Liverpool accepted to pay £1million loan fee for the player to Atletico. The only stumbling block is now whether Maxi is willing to accept the pay cut he would have to take in order to secure a move to Anfield. Boca Juniors, River Plate and Tottenham are all waiting in the wings to take Maxi if the deal falls through. According to my source, the deal broke down at the weekend after Maxi was unwilling to take a pay cut but after having talks with Liverpool and Boca, he has realised that he will have to sacrifice a few thousand pounds a week in order to secure a move away from Atletico and get a place in the Argentina World Cup squad. Liverpool is his first choice as he is close friends with Javier Mascherano and Fernando Torres and Rafa apparently wants him to join tomorrow at the latest. The deal will be a loan until the end of the season and he will sign permanently in the summer if he impresses. He will take the number 17 shirt. A striker is still a possibility but this will not be Victor Moses. If Rafa can offload Voronin and Dossena and retrieve £5million from these sales, he will offer £3million for Marouane Chamakh who is free in the summer.


Any ipswich town rumours please


Let's get one thing straight about rumours posted on this site! I keep reading all this rubbish about Man Utd to buy this player and that player! Liverpool are skint and cannot but anyone, and all these players being sold Babel, Lucas, Aurelio etc! Arsenal to spend big on two signings! Even Man City!!! Come on get real!!!!!!!Man Utd won't be signing anyone in the transfer window because they have no real funds, and Fergie believes in the squad he has already. Rafa has money! but not alot and with his time at liverpool which I have heard from a good source coming to an end! At the end of this season should he not finish in the top four and win at least one piece of silverwear... Is very cautious about who he brings in to the team – My source confirms that Maxi is all but a done deal on loan until the end of the season taking a massive pay cut to come. RVN is a nogo so is RVDV. Carew, Heskey, Cole, Adriano and also Crouch (Yes I Know) are the player's Rafa's currently looking at to bring in upfront so that he can revert to a 442 formation for the second part of the season. He feels one of those players will better compliment Torres as a strike partner and will allow Liverpool to change tactics in games they are getting no were in ( Route 1 Springs to mind) and will also alow Gerrard to revert back into the Centre. He is also bringing in Mata or Turan depending on Riera going the other way with the deal. Parker will be bought for 7.3 million and Voronin and Dossena will be the only players to leave if Rafa gets his way. Victor Moses will be going to Birmingham not Liverpool or City. I have been told on very good info that if Liverpool ( Rafa) Fails to get top 4 and silverware!! then RAFA is out & Mourinho will be sounded out as a replacement! If he declines then they will turn to Rijkaard or MON. Christian Purslow said in November that there would be serious investment and it will take at least 6 months. In April you will see a take over of Gilletts 50% share and 5% of hicks shares by F6 with Prince Faisal bin fahad. This could also infulence whether Rafa stays or goes. When this happens the new stadium will start and all debts payed up with further cash for the squad. Arsenal will only bring in one centre foward and this player will have to fit Arsenal's type of player. City to sign Viera and a defender nothing more until after the world cup. I promise you make a note of this and you will see it unfold before your eyes in 2010. LFC for ever


First time post after reading and having a good laugh at some of the rumours on here, got me through many a bored moment! Anyway...My mate has been in Barcelona for the last week and was at the airport last night (4th Jan) ready to travel back here to the snow!! He txt me as he saw Javier Mascherano, or at least says it was his twin if it wasn't, make of that what you will, could be on a holiday as injured, but with the speculation since the summer???


A friend of mine has seen Neil Warnock in a Hotel just outside Burnley with a couple of business types


City line up 135m ronaldo bid


The rumours are rife that stokes dave kitson is on his way to the glorious glasgow celtic. while the bfg lookalike has admitted an interest, kitson himself has been quoted as saying a move to such a great club would interest him. watch this space.

The hooped potter.


Birmingham and Liverpool news:
To start with Birmingham and this will be made a whole lot easier if I break it down.
Goalkeepers atm see Hart, Doyle, Taylor and Krysiak. 2 will leave, likely Taylor due to age and Krysiak. McLeish wants Hart on a permanent basis and had agreed a £5m fee in principal with Hughes. Now he's gone Mancini wants around £12m for the potential England no. 1. Therefore a deal is unlikely to be struck.
Defence sees a solid performance thus far. centrally McLeish believes they are safe with Ridgewell, Espinoza, Dann and Johnson, while he is willing to keep Queudrue and Carr due to them being 2 solid side backs. He is looking at out–of–favour Asier Del Horno at lef–back and a £3m fee is being lined up, while Ards Van Peppen will join from Excelsior for 300k. Despite the central solidarity McLeish is still looking to sign Madjid Bougherra for £5m.
Midfield is a lot easier. They are in need of side midfielders with just Larsson at RM and Keith Fahey LM, although both McFadden and McSheffrey can play there. Auxerre's Valter Birsa is being lined up as a LM or RM as he has the ability to play both well for a potential £5m fee. McLeish also wants Ryan Babel on loan for the rest of the season as LM. This is 80% going to happen with the player's needs to play consistently to have a chance to play in the World Cup while McLeish needs a natural LM. Centrally again they are well set up but McLeish is still looking to bring in one or two new players in. He believes the players that are capable of playing consistently at this level are Ferguson, Damien Johnson and Bowyer. Both Carsley and Johnson will be leaving, with Carsley past his best while Johnson is always a risk to play. Michel of Sporting Gijon is being lined up and despite their determination to keep him, financial problems may mean their board of directors may intervene and accept a £4m fee. Craig Gardner could join from bitter rivals Aston Villa as well for £3.5m, although if it falls through Achille Emana will join for £4m.
Finally strikers and just one will sign. With McSheffrey, McFadden, Benitez, Jerome, Phillips and O'Connor all natural strikers and Marcus Bent out on loan a few will be sold. McSheffrey, Phillips, Bent and O'Connor will all be sold to make way for their marquee signing. Kevin Kuranyi is being lined up as a £12m move although it is likely to fall through. Therefore McLeish wants either Kris Boyd or Danny Koevermans. Koevermans is the more likely option for £8m.

Liverpool is a lot shorter I can guarentee you. A minimum of 2 players will sign, possibly 4. A striker and a midfielder will definitely join, while there is a possibility that a defender and a goalkeeper will also join. Van Nistelrooy has been linked although Rafa has moved quickly to quash these rumours. More rumours claim Goran Pandev or Luca Toni, although these are also false. Pandev has signed for Inter, Toni wants 120k wages. In actual truth the player Rafa is likely to sign is Kris Boyd for £3m. Rangers want him off their wage budget (well more like they need him off it) and he has proven goalscoring credentials. Midfielder will be Arda Turan, although I'm not ruling out a loan move for Van Der Vaart, while the Maxi Rodriguez deal is still on the cards. Overall 2 of the 3 will sign and odds on Van Der Vaart will be the one we don't, but not because we don't want him. He wants to move to a club on a permanent absis so he can settle down. £14m could take Maxi and Turan from their clubs. A defender could join although no links as to who it could be while a goalkeeper will join only if Cavalieri joins AC Milan.


Plymouths Steve MacLean currently off to Watford for a weeks trial.


More Players chattering from the Taps in Lytham Lancashire

Rumours are getting stronger and stronger that the (foreign) Consortium looking to invest at PNE have been turned down by Trevor Hemmings in the initial discussion stage because of the money they are offeringexpect a better offer by the weekend.

Derek Shaw has secured another 100,000+ shares to strengthen his position (and make a killing on the AIM). Traders are also buying quietly but this has still caused the price to jump 10% in a day....should rise again

On the Alan Irvine front, the phone hasn't stopped ringing since he went last week from Clubs sounding him out about work.
I didn't believe this (until this morning) BUTIrvine could be off to MANCHESTER UTD...It was mentioned that MOYES highly recommended him to FERGIE as a 1st team coach and he could be a replacement to MIKE PHELAN who should be off to BURNLEY. Exciting times for Alan


Lee Clark is Set to become Burnley manager by end of week

heard this from one of the players at huddersfield that burnley had been talking to clark over the weekend



Jez Moxey has confirmed a couple of bids have been made after the sale of niell collins
and the 2 players he has bid for are

Matt Killgallon 2.5m
Craig Gardener 4m

and with mick thinking of making a 5m bid for boro winger Adam Johnson

and also mick is thinking of talking to chelsea and red star belgrade to buy Micheal Mancienne (3.5m) and Segundo Castillo (4m)

its happy days at wolves

comon wolves



Matty fryatt to birmingham done deal!!!
heskey to leicester?
troy denney walsall to peterborough


The person who posted "David Villa has just appeared on the Liverpool Website under the squad profile section!!! this must means he has signed for LFC!! not sure if he has No.7 as it appears with no number assigned. Is it a joke or what?"

Think you need to go to specsavers, that's Dalla Valle

one real rumour i've heard, Rafa has been having his scouts watch Dani Parejo who plays for Getafe


Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies is to step up attempts to bring Rangers Kris Boyd to the City Ground on a free transfer in the summer. Boyd is rumoured to be interested in a move to England but any deal could hinge on a successful promotion challenge. Jermaine Beckford is another player Davies is interested in, and with one eye on the premier league, would be prepared to let Joe Garner leave the Reds on loan in order to accomodate the former Scunthorpe man. Deals for Tottenham Hotspurs former Forest defender Michael Dawson and Welsh international Gareth Bale look dead in the water after both players continued to impress for Spurs in the FA cup last weekend and look set for an extended run in the first team.


Burnley will go for either Lee Clark or Darren Ferguson as new Boss


Celtic––––Mowbray to be given pennies, that or loan signings from the lower English leagues, because the Celtic board have lost faith in him, still strong rumours in Glasgow he's for the off, combination of pressure and family problems.

Rangers––––Pedro Mendes to Sporting Lisbon for £1.5 million.


To the person who said David Villa is already on the LFC website as a team member. Dream on will you. My brother works on the website and I phoned him and he just laughed his head off.

Real rumours.

Maxi is coming, deal almost done.
Dossena has agreed to join Napoli
Voronin stil in talks nothing decided yet.

That is it, no VDV, no RVN, no Carew, no Carlton Cole.

yes more players will come in, who nobody knows, especially most of the LFC fans that post on here.

The true red.


David Villa to Liverpool? No. Simple. Don't waste your time looking at the LFC website. Liverpool's number one target if they had the money. Torres are asked Rafa about this signing a number of times and apparently Liverpool would be DV first choice. Looks like Man Utd will clinch Villa and probably Silva too.

Major signing Jan or maybe Summer – i reported on this yesterday. I re–checked, harrassed, sent million text messages but my source won't reveal the name. He did confirm it wasn't Villa, Benzema or Aguero before realising what I was doing and refused to continue my little game of "big player name dropping"! damn!

Interestingly enough, the name...Ballotelli from Inter promted a "jumpting" smily...with the words "Balotelli who?"...what the hell does that mean!



My mate works at teesside airport and he told me that a private plane laneded today before it was closed due to snow and onboard was no other than scottish scoring sensation Kris Boyd with Keith Lamb and a couple of minders. FACT!!!


Just drove past Hillsbourgh and seen Big Al Shearer leaving in a black merc looks like he will be the new manager


Just heard that Wellington has signed for Arsenal with Hazard set to sign over the coming days. Expect the news to be made public within the next few days. Leaving Arsenal is Merida, who is off to Athletico Madrid too...

....Mcster da Gooner....


My mate is friends with lee stratford wednesday chairman and told him he is trying to get el tel to hillsbourgh


The inevitable transfer of Viktor Moses from Crystal Palace looks set to go down to the wire after interest Premiership and Championship sides has so far failed to materialise. Crystal Palace's attempts to ignite a bidding war for the U19 England stars signiture hasn't worked and that could force the hand of the South London club who are desperate to sell. With top Premiership clubs unwilling to pay a large fee at this stage of the season for an unproven talent and relatively little money exchanging hands elsewhere, Moses could well be on his way to a top club in the Championship. Middlesborough and Newcastle are certainly interested and would be able to offer Moses a significantly improved deal but aren't able to afford the transfer fee. Middlesborough are looking increasingly unlikely to mount a serious promotion campaign the term and are tightening the purse strings whereas Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is refusing to invest money into a squad 8 points clear at the top of the championship with the quality he believes already has what it takes to go up. This means that championship big–spenders Nottingham Forest could have the edge on their rivals with owner Nigel Dougherty prepared to bank roll a return to the Premiership within two years. Billy Davies is keen to bolster his Forest squad but will only pay what the clubs transfer committee deem a reasonable price. The feeling is that come the end of the month they could land their man for as little as £2m.


Dave kitson to celtic on loan till end of season. barry robson, willo flood and gary caldwell to boro, within next 24 hours. boyd could also be on way there, with christian nade replacing boyd at rangers.


Seemingly McDonald is off to the premiership this week. I feel he will be a bit of a miss in the Celtic team. Although we will be bringing in a replacement it will be a gamble as he may not be a proven goalscorer and at this stage of the season it is risky business. Heard Caldwell is on his way out this week too. This is all fine and well getting on at the guy and claiming he's crap, but we still need to replace him. Just a wee note to end my post and unbelievably i'm defending a Rangers fan. COYB I remember reading your post as the word jumped out at me on the screen. You definitely did accuse a person just because of their name, if it was a wigan fan called billy boy you woudln't have made this assumption. You were totally in the wrong with your arrogant comment. Where does your point become valid anyway mate. Aren't you a birmingham fan or something all you talk about is us and rangers go away


Goran Pandev has signed a contract with Inter Milan.Fran Merida has reportedly signed for Atletico Madrid.Alex Ferguson has said he will not strengthen during the transfer window. Patrick Vieira to Man City on loan is 99% done.


Some real nonsense on here.

A Man U fan claiming Ben Foster is going to Stoke!!!! I take it you realise that Tony Pulis sold him to Man Utd as he didn't rate him and he was our 3rd choice keeper. Can see why he didn't rate him to be honest.

Shawcross to Liverpool? Get a grip. Stoke have slapped a 20 million price tag on him after rumours of Man City interest.

If Thomas Sorensen joins Bayern Munich then Stoke will make a move for David James.

Collinson from West Ham to Stoke and a swap with Dave Kitson a possibility.

Rodallega and N'Zogbia at Wigan being tracked by Stoke. Fuller may go the other way to Wigan


Hi .. Anyone got any reliable Chelsea rumors? Please tell me we will sign someone!! Haha , thanks.


Want real Forest info? Shorey wants to come, depends on Villa whether full transfer now or in summer. Kilgannon is wanted but will he be content with place on the bench? BD is interested in snatching Tommy Smith from Portsmouth and may go for Williamson also.


Watfords scout at the St Mirren v Kilmarnock match again. Not good news for us. So its adios to Dorman and McGinn :( also there checking out Killies Kevin Kyle and by what the papers say. Aberdeens Miller & Mulgrew, Falkirks Barr & Arfield, Hibs Bamba are also on there radar along with Sunderlands Anderson..


Billy Barr will be next PNE manager.

My wife is a photographer for the Lancashire Evening Post, she has just been called to go down to Deepdale to take photos of the next PNE manager before the official unavailing which is Billy Barr.


If Liverpool don't finish in the top 4 and don't get fresh investment, they will sign the following:

Marouane Chamakh (free)
Victor Moses (3mil)
Luis Suarez (10mil + Babel)
Juan Manuel Mata (10mil + Riera)

Andriy Voronin (2.5mil)
Andrea Dossena (4mil)
Sotiris Kyrgiakos (1mil)
Jordy Brouwer (500k)
Charles Itjande (free)


David Villa has just appeared on the Liverpool Website under the squad profile section!!! this must means he has signed for LFC!! not sure if he has No.7 as it appears with no number assigned. Is it a joke or what?


Cardiff City OUT:

Peter Whittingham – Celtic £4m
Michael Chopra – Fulham £5m
Jay Bothroyd – Stoke £2m
Adam Matthews – Arsenal £5m
Aaron Wildig – Man Utd £1m
Josh Magennis – Notts County £500k
Joe Ledley – Everton (end of contract)

Cardiff City IN:

The Baliffs!


Liverpool and more directly Rafa have played out a great smokescreen in regard to their transfer targets for January. They are after one player ( definetely a striker) and it is not RVN or Van Der Vaart. The two players on Rafa's radar are former Inter Milan striker Adriano and a loan deal for Karim Benzema who has struggled at Real.
Watch this space


Who was the crack addict that posted regarding Hearts signing half of the SPL players? Forget it. Hearts are a sinking ship and nobody who comes in to buy the club are going to finance these kind of deals as there's simply not enough cash in Scottish football! Unfortunately its the same at ibrox, Boyd, loyal to the jersey will ignore advances from the premiership and sign a new contract at gers even though he will be earning peanuts. Rangers and Celtic both to make loan signings for youngsters from the big 4 in England to help them develop. Celtic will spend some cash but no doubt it will be on players that are good at league level but can't cut it in Europe. Therefore they will fall at the first hurdle again!


I have breaking news reaching me from a few journalist sources down in Fleet Street regarding the transfer dealings of Sunderland. It has just been confirmed to me that Tottenham have agreed to let the right–sided pairing of Alan Hutton and David Bentley join the Black Cats for a combined fee of £10.5M with Anton Ferdinand headed back down to London as part of the deal after a disappointing spell on Wearside. Also, it seems that a deal for Adam Johnson of Middlesbrough is reaching it's climax as a £4M fee has been agreed upon and the strong influence of Johnson's agent and father, who coincidentally, supports Sunderland, may have been too much to resist for the left–winger. Furthermore, the move of Wigan's Honduran left–back Maynor Figueroa is still a possibility as Roberto Martinez has indicated he is willing to accept a bid of £6.5M for his services. Finally, Sunderland have had a £3M bid rejected for Crystal Palace's promising attacker Victor Moses but are ready to come in with an improved offer which is the £5M fee wanted by the Championship outfit. This offer, however, is likely to be matched by Manchester City and Tottenham which will in all likelihood see the Mackems miss out on their final transfer target of the transfer window


Man utd ins:
di maria swap
Bruno alves
Nani swap
Tosic loan


Rumours of dealings between thfc & safc gathering pace in the north east..ferdinand, richardson, jones
in some sort of deal for dawson, bentley, bale..alonso


To the rumour myster is your head that far up in the clouds or what ?? you are basically saying that man city will be spending in the region of 400 mill ? what planet are you on !!! torres 150mil aint happenin pal

real rumours babel and degen stayin at anfield
voronin gone , maxi aint comin ,
have it on a good source john carew is nearly a done deal

this is anfiels


Genuine – Buffon, Viera, Iniesta, Messi to City. Given, Bellamy to Arsenall. Micah to Rags.


Mascherano to Real Madrid to partner Xabi ALonso in the heart of the midfield. Ribery to follow for 70–80 million also expect V.nisteroy to join liverpool on loan ( free transfer at end of the season) but they will have to come to an agreement over his high wages. Van der vaart to arsenal to pair with fabregas and to mentor jack wilshire before Faberagases impending leave in the next summer window.


Rafa will only be able to recoup £8m from his sales, with Napoli giving Liverpool £4.5m for Dossena and CSKA Moscow £3.5m for Andriy Voronin. There also was a deal in place to trade Arda Turan for Ryan Babel, but this has been stalled until the summer where Rafa will trade the Dutchman plus £3m for the Turkish Star. Now, in January, Rafa WILL announce the deal of Maxi Rodriguez on loan for the rest of the season by Friday the 15th of January. Maxi is hanging to get to Merseyside and is willing to take a pay cut to save his World Cup dream. With £8m Rafa will sign 2 players, John Carew for £3m and Victor Moses for £5m


Manchester City News

Mancini has signed Patrick Viera on loan till June 2010 because Mancini said he will need some extra toughness to the City midfield as well as being a familiar face for Mancini to work with as he tries to turn the City into a top–four outfit. Patrick Viera wiil City in the next couple of days
you heard it here first

Goran Pandev will not sign for Liverpool or any other club because he joined Inter Milan, the striker was signed to provide cover for Samuel Eto'o, who will be away with Cameroon competing in the African Cup of Nations and his contract is till 2014.


Arsenal rumour mill.

First of all, Coyle going to Bolton means that Jack Wilshere will go to the Hammers on loan.

Dzeko is in talks with Arsenal, though they are not optimistic.

Gunner's chief Wenger may swoop for either Santa Cruz, Bellamy or (shockingly) Pavlyuchenko.

Senderos may be sold and Fran Merida, Eastwood and perhaps even Vela on loan.


Breaking news napoli signed dosseana from lfc for 5m you heard it here


I heard from a reliable source that infact jermaine beckford will not be heading to newcastle infact he will be cover for torres at liverpool. i think it will be a good piece of business by rafa.


Lfc will sign rodriguez loan voronin 2m will fund deal dosseana 5m (deal done with napoli )will leave benitez will go all out to sign heskey but if he fails erik husselep will sign


From the man's own mouth, christian nada
( hearts ) will be a rangers player in january to replace kris boyd who is almost certain to be joining up with his old manager alex mcleish. Talk's are on going on nada's wage increase but smith agree's that this will be done and dusted in the next few days.

Gordon strachan is now willing to increase his first offer of £1 million for kris boyd to £1.5 million so alex mcleish will have to dig deeper if he wants his man.

Robbie keane to celtic? scott brown to tottenhan as part of the deal?


This is Fact – Nemanja Vidic will be a Real Madrid player by the weekend. A fee has been agreed, hence why he pulled out of the F.A cup tie with Leeds.
United are looking into the possiblity of taking Rafael Van Der Vaart on loan until the end of the season as part of the deal, have also been advised that RVN may also come back to Old Trafford too! But we will need a defender when Nemanja leaves!!


Bristol City are on the verge on signing Ryan Dickson from Brentford for a fee around £300,000. City have also enquired about signing Jamie Mackie from Plymouth.


Albert Adomah 2 Swansea next week ;)


St Mirrens Billy Mehmet is transfer target for Rangers, Galatasaray & Norwich. He is out of contract in the summer. The news about Galatasaray is on Turkish Websites. Is this true ?


Cardiff city.
giles barnes is having medical at cardiff, its a free transfer, someone dave jones thinks he can get the best out of.100% true.



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