Football Rumours Archive July 05 2009


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ive been told by a close mate who works at molineux that big mick is gunna table a cheeky bid for robbie keane,dont know too much about this bid but we all know hes MASSIVE wolves fan.

plus. .everton news peter crouch 10 mil.
  Liverpool rumours:
Rafa was given a surprise £40m budget for players, hence his reports of Liverpool able to sign another big money player without sales. With Johnson signed for £18m, David Silva will join with the spare £22m. I feel its unfortunate that Rafa's willing to give a final chance to Babel and Lucas, seeing as their both cack.
Sergio Aguero – £30m + Benayoun (Man United had a bid rejected via players request which is why they opted for their 6th choice or something in that dirty little traitor)
Michael Johnson – £5m
Micah Richards – £6m
Juan Mata – Albert Riera SWAP
Alvaro Negredo – Alvaro Arbeloa SWAP
Total = £63m
Andrea Dossena – £7m (because he's VERY poor, but still a hero for that great goal past mancs :D)
Alvaro Arbeloa – Alvaro Negredo SWAP
Phillip Degen – £1m
Albert Riera – Juan Mata SWAP
Javier Mascherano – £50m (This isn't dreaming. He's THE best holding mid in the world and this is the price quoted by Rafa)
Damien Plessis – £3m
Total = £61m
  Man utd to coax Darren 'sicknote' Anderton out of retirement to partner Michael Owen through his injury rehabilitations. .

But in all seriousness Arsenal will sign Melo in a cash plus Eboue deal and that will be that unless Milan fail to sign Luis Fabiano or Klaas Jan Huntelar. If they do fail than Adebayor the gold digger will be off and to replace him?no striker as Arshavin will be pushed up and midfield wonder kid Eden Hazard will be purchased


Tevez (gasp!)
Possibly another full back
Couple of young lads


Alonso (seems inevitable)
Fringe players

Dossena will stay, he's grand. Had a couple of great games last season. Lucas will stay, lot's of potential, good squad player. Riera is going nowhere. Alonso will be missed but as someone else stated he lacks composure in front of goal.

The new season should be fun.
Juan Mata having medical at Melwood. his singing will be followed by the captures of, martinez and Cana. masherano will nt be leaving and will be given a new and improved contract.Lucas will go out on loan to Valencia as part of Mata deal with the option of permanent signing
  As an everton fan i find it very amusing that at this same time 12 months ago, i logged onto this site and viewed countless toon rumours about how Cahill, Arteta and yakubu would join their club and how Newcastle is such a bigger club, guaranteed european football. Its amusing because now the rumours are for players like . . .

Darren Huckerby
Marlon Harewood
Chris Gunter

etc. .etc. . Newcastle utd are the laughing stock of english football. Spent millions upon millions over the last few years, and for what ?? LOL Kevin keegans " I. .I tell ya, I'd love it if we beat them. . L. L. Love it ", cost millions. Your club is the next Leeds utd. Now for some EFC rumours

The reason for lack of transfer activity here at the blues is because the board are locked in talks about a possible takeover. Once completed, cash is available to moyes for the signing of long term target Moutinho for 14M, Rafinha 7.5M, Martins 8M and Tuncay 6M. . . . . .Lescott will sign for Man city but in exchange for Richards and 13.5M
  I have it on good authority (no friends,cousins, mothers brothers) that the mighty gooners will finally get Melo from Fiorentina next week as Eboue will accept a move to Italy. Also expect a deal to be done with AC Milan for the mighty winge (Adebayor) for around £18 (due to poor form last year). This may possibly include former gooner midfield enforcer Flamster. All we need then is too snap up a hardened CB to partner Vermalaen and we shgould be ready to wrestle the PL from the clutches of the Ronaldoless Man Ewe.

Gooners Forever
  Manchester United news:::

Man United are ready to offer 35 mil + Nani for Sergio Aguero which will be accepted bt Atletico.
They are also seriously looking at Essien who wants out of Cheslea.
and to the guy who said United have tabled a bid for either Xavi or Iniesta and that's why Barca want to sign Fabregas –– you are 100% spot on. United have made a bid for Xavi.apparently the bid is in the region of 20–25 million.

Also United want Sanchez before July 15. A deal is expectd to be sealed in this week.
  To the mad reading fan.
why would leeds let you take beckford on loan when he only has a year left on his deal. The permanant move would be a free, and the club wouldn't get compensated. Therefore the striker will not be allowed to leave on loan.
check your facts please
  Man u will sign another 2 strikers on the cheap after owen
amri zaki will come in for 6 million
and shock move for shevshenko is on the cards in a deal worth 4 million
douglas cost will ji for 18 million
and valencia has already come for 18 million
cambarosso will come in for 6 million
neuer will sign ass vander sar will leave for neuer will cost 11 million
all from manchester
mashcarno will leave for 40 million 2 young english centre mids will replace him in deph–catermole.costing 4 million and 7 million.
ronaldinho will sign for 12 million
reira–lucas–dossena–vorroninn–leto will leave raising another 30 million
aguero and richards will follow with 40 million and 6 million costing for the pair
  This is a rumour page and so accpet all the rumours even if they are rele bad !! To all the people who say Melo would not go to Arsenal because he signed a new extension are wrong because this was a ploy to get more money.

The deal will be 12–15 million + eboue !!!

  Man Utd News:

joining Owen and Valencia at united this summer will be:
Maicon–inter milan
Pele–Le Mans
Walter Da Silva–internacional
one of either Muntari–inter milan OR Fellaini–everton
leaving will be:
Walter Da Silva–sporting lisbon–LOAN
also on perminant transfers:
Kuszczak, Simpson, Gibson, Martin, Manucho, Campbell, Neville(retire?).

btw to all u bitter and twisted Liverpool fans why be so harsh on Owen ur own manager wouldn't give him a contract so he's joined a team where he could win some silverware rather than hull where he'll proberly get relagated again (and earn half of wat he could at old trafford), would u seriously do any differant in his shoes? i personally have no problem with a united player going to liverpool if he is no longer required at united. U never know u may get Van Nistlerooy, and i certainly wouldn't be upset and throw my toys outta the pram if u do. there we go rant over. lol. by the way good luck Owen heres to a last minute winner at anfield. lol
  BIG NEWS surrounding liverpool FC
I have heard non other than Thierry Henry has been looking for a new home on Merseyside. Couple this with him being good pals with Stevie G it looks like the forward liverpool are signing is in fact Henry!I would expect him to play on the left hand side of a front three including torres and kuyt. This should clear the way for Riera to return to Spain most likely to villareal.
Before the deal can be completed, Barca will have to complete the signing of Frank Ribery from Bayern.

Has anyone else heard this?
  Swindon town will announce triple signing of Jonathan douglas and Alan obrien and Danny webber early next week
  Nabil Baha is on the verge of signing for Rangers. The player has had a tour of the grounf and murray park. He is set to fly back to Malaga today to help thrash out a deal between the two clubs.
melo–£16m+eboue the contract extension was to get a minimuim release clause on him but viola want eboue(why??????)
sahko– £6m rising to £8m + gallas
sanchez–£7m and hazard–£6m and then back on loan
emanuall "OH am i off" adebayor–AC milan £22m
  Arsenal news

Latest Pelipe Melo is Back in the radar. Fiorentina are interested in Eboue which would include a player plus cash deal expect Wenger to see this as a good option and a deal to be struck soon. Eden Hazard stated a preference for Arsenal over other premier league sides Wenger is very keen to get this boy believe me. Two more possibilities Sakho is still on the wanted list. And a strange one for me this but Paul Robinson is being linked with a move to the Gunners we'll see. All for now will keep you posted.

Bangkok gooner
  As an english, York City supporter, with no allegiances to any club in the premier/european leagues., and I couldn't help laughing at the hypocritical, narcissistic view of many English club fans, (especially from Man Utd.) Let me show you an example – When Real Madrid claim they are the biggest club in the world/ bigger than Barca and Man Utd, alot of people slam this lunacy, and say ''maybe in history they were a big club, but no–one looks at history.'' and they only say this because Real Madrid have proved to be a bigger power (if only commercially and not on the field) than Man Utd. However, when Arsenal (Melo situation against Juve) / Man city try to sign anyone, they lambaste them for not being a big enough club to sign names because of no history – Incredibly hypocritical. Anyway, onto rumours, if Wenger doesn't get Cana/ Melo, he may try and sign Palombo and frey from Fiorentino for £14m
  LFC have enquired about the availability of Alex Hleb. Expect a late bid to be made. Alonso will be hard to replace but not impossible, he may have lazer passing but he isn't very mobile or confident in front of goal, a guy like Joao Moutinho or Micheal Johnson could cover him in the squad, with Gerrard dropping deep and a crafty front–man playing off Torres.
  It is thought tat Sir Alex Ferguson will opt out on buying any more players this transfer window. He refuses to pay the astronomical prices wanted by clubs in Spain. He is reportedly going after a central midfielder, however this rumours aren't true as Partizan attacking midfielder Adem Ljajic is coming in in January, and Ferguson firmly believes however young he is, he will do a job when he links up to the club.
  Regarding all this nonsense about Liverpool FC:
My brothers mate, Andy is in the know about LFC, unlike some of the dreamers on this site. Hes got such close contacts that Robbie Fowler went to his wedding, whilst Carra, Gerrard and Redknapp attended his brother in laws wedding. Anyway he has reason to assume that Alonso is gone but Mascherano stays, as he gets a pay–rise. The price isn't set for Xabi yet as theres no rush due to Real Sociedad recieving 20% and so the 2 clubs will resume talks in mid July. .Rafa has agreed to sell. But no Negredo/Robben etc in a swap deal as Real want seperate bids for any of their players. Rafa will replace Xabi with Martinez. He will then go into the market hoping for 3 squad/1st team players; Silva (the next big signing Rafas promised), Negerdo/Bojan/Lavezzi and a defender; either Richards/Distin. Hell also be getting young players like Alberto and Jesus. Players Rafa will allow to leave will be Arbeloa (Real are after Maicon so unlikely to Real), Dossena (Carra and Agger will come in at LB should Insua fail to impress while Aurelios injured), Babel (loan) and Voronin, aswell as youth players.
Aguero is not coming as far as Andy knows (I reckon hes off to Man U or hes stayin) and hes unsure about Villa but reckons if noone gets him in the summer, we may bid for him in January. Rafa has been promised he will be able to sign another 20–30 mill signing in January (I know Villas 30mill+ but we may sell again to raise funds for him) and 2 more big signings next summer. .these were 'verbal terms' of his contract. Unfortunately, no takeover so the Yanks stay. SO PLEASE STOP ANY FUTURE NONSENSE!!!

guiterrez will go to porto
collocini fiorintina
martins wolfsburg
barton birmingham loan
nolan hull
owen viduka edgar lovenkrands cacapa already gone

in campbell man utd
gunter spurs
harewood villa
sproule bristol city
bishcof arsenal
and sum premiership loans
  Sources close to Leyton–Orient have been informed that watford have had a bid accepted for Jason Demetriou
  There is reports that Noel Whelan might be snapped up by Nottingham Forest.

Davies knows the player well and he has experience at Championship level.

Apparently a 100K bid has been received and Whelan is expected to arrive at the City ground on monday to iron out a deal with Nigel Doughty and Mark Arthur.
   Rangers Ins:

Tonel (Sp.Lisbon), Dargo (St Mirren), Leandro (Gamba Osaka) & Diamond (Aberdeen.) ______________ first for news HunBoy.
Tuncay– Middlesbrough–Everton
Martins– Newcastle–Portsmouth
Toure– Arsenal–Man City
Lescott Everton–Man City
Hangeland–Fulham–West Ham
Scharner Wigan–West Ham
Bramble Wigan– Aston Villa
A. Young A.Villa–Tottenham
Bentley Tottenham–A.Villa
Thomas Hitzlsperger Stuttgart–Man City
Yaya Toure Barcelona–Liverpool
Frank Ribery Bayern Munich–Arsenal
Arjen Robben Real Madrid–Chelsea
  Marcus Berg Groningen–Aston Villa
Bruno Alves Porto–Chelsea
Lorik Cana Marseille–Liverpool
Gabriel Heinze Real Madrid–Everton
Dean Ashton West Ham–Everton
Marlon Harewood Aston Villa–Everton
Clint Dempsey Fulham–Everton
Matthew Upson West Ham–Arsenal
Giovani Dos Santos Tottenham–Portsmouth
James Morrison–West Brom–Portsmouth
Alan Smith Newcastle–Portsmouth
Joe Cole Chelsea–Tottenham
Peter Crouch Portsmouth–Tottenham
Hulk Porto– Liverpool
Sergio Aguero Atletico Madrid–Liverpool
Fernando Torres Liverpool–Man Utd
Freddy Kanoute Sevilla–Aston Villa
Cavenaghi– Bordeaux– Manchester City
Luca Toni Bayern Munich–Chelsea
  Fernando Torres to Manchester United THE REAL BIG PREMIERSHIP TRANSFER DEAL OF THE SUMMER. 10O% GOING TO HAPPEN £48.5 MILLION.Lorik Cana to Liverpool VIA Marseille.
Arjen Robben back to chelsea VIA Real Madrid.
Luca Toni to Join Chelsea VIA Bayern Munich.
Ribery and Upson to Arsenal.
  Crystal Palace Targets:

Andy Gray
Leroy Lita
Wes Hoolahan
Jerome Thomas
Patrick Konorbo


Gary Mcsheffery Loan
Josh Wright
Bradley Wright–Phipples
  Man U–Looking to sign Silva
Chelsea–Aguero bid is likely to happen as well as robinho
Liverpool–likely to sign negredo and possibly robben.Heinze and richards on cards to replace hyppia
Arsenal–Huntelaar is adebayors replacement and Toure or Cana will be DM next season.
Spurs–harry axing up to 10 players. a striker.lm and lb are his main prioties with El hamdaoui, downing/petrov and srna rumoured.
Villa–Bale and Bentley expected to join Villa for combined fee of 15m. Veloso,defour or moutinho could be Barrys replacement. O'neill also looking at kompany.
Everton– Moutinho or Defour coming in as well as another loan for Jo. Ledley also joining.
Pompey– Govou rumoured as well as nolan and o'neill. Tuncay likely signing.nelson may come in for rb.
Fulham–Huddlestone could come in as well as brunt.
west ham–Davis in as well as bonjinov.neill going so rb needed.
Bolton–Want veloso and morrison.zigic also linked.
blackburn–fernandez and janko are likely to be last arrivals.
Man City–tevez is a certain,if eto'o fails, suprise move for van nistlerooy + cazorla.
Coloccini–zaragoza,bassong–villa,enrique–spain, beye–stoke,cacapa–brazil,martins–spurs/villa?/italy, Nolan–pompey/bolton,barton–stoke/wolves,guthrie–sunderland,geremi–asia,jonas–porto,lovenkrands–sunderland,smith–hull/bolton,viduka–may stay,xisco–spain. rest of the team likely to stay.
Commons + Barnes–5m
Daniel Fox–3m
Martins may stay with Viduka although viduka likely to move. If either of them leave McCormack to join. If both Beckford brought in.
matty fryatt and andy bishop to sign for a combined fee of 1.1 million
Also the premier league defender coming is ryan shawcross
  Promoted Team News:
S.Hunt and Onyewu are likely to be last arrivals.
Viera probably won't join, but Ferguson will. Bowyer certain, Kitson may be signed.Bailey likely to sign.
Mills to strengthen back–line, Tudgay may sign.

Reading News:

Sheff Utd:
McIndoe–Bristol City
  Cardiff are in talks with Hibernian over possible deals for left–back/left–midfield player Lewis Stevenson and striker Colin Nish.

Hibs are also releasing Abdesallan Benjelloum on a free, and he is expected to attract interest from Oldham, Leicester, MK Dons and Leeds United.
  To the guy who said this:

I've just heard from great sources that leroy lita is going to sign for city in the next few days in 3 year deal worth 3 million and also Iwan Roberts and Darren Huckerby seen at colney wearning the new training kit and also joe lewis moving to man united for 4 million

ncfc god

Firstly I am also an NCFC fan but i can't agree with these. .

1) why would Leroy come here? Dont get me wrong I would love to see him here but he must be getting offers from champ and possibly lower end prem teams and also there is no way in hell we could afford to gather £3 mil to pay for him as you suggest.

2) Roberts will not be coming back he has got to be at least mid forties by now and is a well–payed commentator on welsh radio so unless coming back in a coaching role it is unrealistic.

3) Huckerby will not be coming back (yet) he is currently suffering with a niggling hip injury that is keeping him out of action for san jose he may be here for treatment as he has done before although a comeback could be on the cards (should he revcover from injury) in November when his contract expires.

4) Lewis is a very good young keeper but i seriously doubt Man United would make a move for him, More likely to go to somewhere like Fulham or Everton until he is a few years older and in his prime then I would expect the reds to make a move.

But keep up the optimism abotu the NCFC signings mate

  Arsenal News

eboue (part of Melo deal)

vermaelen (done)

This is all we can afford
  I was intrigued 2 hear the rumour posted on here about United signing Chelsea's Michael Essien at first I thought it was a load of nonsence but I started digging. My cousin who lives in Manchester is going out with Ken Ramsden's P.A (He's Man Utd's Secretary). She over heard a few of United Transfer Players mentioning a list of players SAF had in mind she couldnt remember them all but Essien was definatly one as was Iniesta, Silva and Kun Aguero maybe she's talking dung but it would exciting if United brought 2 or 3 of those players in. P.S A player she said that could be goin the other way Michael Carrick!!!
  Don't believe 98% of what you read on here. Most of the people who post on this site can't even spell the names of the players they are posting about.

Here is part of the 2% you can believe. Victor Anichebe will sign for Portsmouth as soon as the takeover is complete.
  To the guy who said boruc is not good enough for bolton and would be third choice ! you really have no clue. Boruc would walk into aroung 15/16 teams in the EPL and Bolton is def one of them, and this is coming from a rangers fan !

You think Boruc is a better keeper than Jaaskelianen?

I can accept you probably have never seen Ali Habsi play.

Jussi would get into any Premier League side. .bar none.

Al Habsi is nearly as good as Jussi.

Boruc is a good keeper. But he would not get in the Bolton team.

You may be right, he might get into 15/16 of the Premier League teams. Bolton is not one of them. Outside the top couple of clubs, Bolton have the strongest duo of goalkeepers in the premier league.
  Arsenal Plans

Arsenal's main transfer target remains Felipe Melo after Fiorentina once again opened the door for the move in their statement. If Eboue agrees to join the Italian club then a £12 million plus Eboue deal could be struck.

Finally on the shopping list would be a powerful ball–attacking centreback. Much has been made about Arsenal's 'late arrangement' of the friendly with Valencia and possible transfer implications; although im not sure I think theres a significance, Carlos Marchena's name is one that could be on the list of potential suitors.

Out will be Eboue, Senderos and reluctantly either Gallas or Toure (but not both).

Only expect Chamakh to enter the frame if Adebayor leaves the club. Although don't be surprised as this would leave a profit from the switch.

In summary:

Vermalaen £8mil rising to £10mil
Melo £12mil + Eboue
Centreback £7–12mil
Chamakh £11mil

Eboue SWAP
Senderos £6mil
Gallas £6mil / Toure £14mil
Adebayor £22mil
Randall LOAN
Merida LOAN (Plus other loans)
  Fulham`sHangeland to West Ham £13 million
  Bayern slap a 90 mil price tag on Riberys head, and then some deluded Arsenal fan says 35 mil + Bendtner? u madddddd? Arsenal will have to pay extra if Bendtners part of the deal, jeeeez,
expect Bentley to sign for Villa next week, and man city to carry on spendin extortionate amounts, and bale to join birmingham at sum point
  I had posted on here on wednesday about owen signing for utd but unfortunatley it wasn't posted (maybe hit a nerve or maybe there was gentlemans agreement) here's the next big news. . . Gerrrard wanted Owen, Rafa disagreed as he knew Alex would bite the bullet due to his previous comments concerning the striker before owen signed for Newcastle. Benitez knew that Fergie would jump at the chance to get one over Liverpool, from what i've heard its back fired as rafa has agreed terms with Teves, hence why gerrard has never brought the subject up again since his 'little' appeal to the manager. . .who would you prefer?. . .you heard here first!!!!!

  !!! breaking news !!!

tuncay sanly and lee cattermole spotted with steve bruce outside roker hotel !!!!
  Unsettled QPR winger Wayne Routledge is due to complete a shock 750k move to former club Cardiff City
  Ashley cole 2 real madrid?
  Concerning LFC, from a close source. .
Rafa is in talks with Valencia concerning David Silva. The sticking point is that Valencia do not want to sell David Villa AND David Silva. Barcelona increased their offer for Villa after the MC bid for Eto'o, which has jeopardized Rafa's £21.5m offer for Silva. If that transfer chain falls apart, and Villa stays at Valencia, Silva might be signable unless Barca bid for him.
. .and no Rafa is NOT going for Villa, after the quotes of £35m+ from Valencia.

A new left is also in the frame, with inquiries made about Filipe of Deportivo and Philipp Lahm of Bayern Munich. Lahm will be very hard to pries from Bayern, and i don't know what the quote was, if they even gave one. Filipe is viable at £16m and has an EU passport so no permit issues.

Regarding Rafa's transfer strategy and budget. . This summer Rafa wants to bring in 3 players of absolute quality. His budget was £36m, including the cash recouped from the sale of Robbie Keane. So if Dossena, Arbeloa and Babel leave, which all look likely, Rafa has the funds for two more £20m–ish players alongside Johnson. A LB and support striker.

Mascerano will stay, Alonso is less certain but is definitely not 'bitter' with Rafa for the Barry saga (as printed in the daily rags), he's not that sort of person. If he does go to Real, Rafa's plans will change and i have no idea who he might replace Xavi with.

More when i get it!

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