Football Rumours Archive May 05 2009


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First time post from an extremely reliable source,
Ronaldo to sign for Barca at end of the season, already a done deal. Kaka to Utd 75% complete. This is fact remember where you heard it
  Pedro Mendes will NOT be leaving Rangers this season. He is enjoying life in Glasgow and as he said on more than one occassion at press confrences he wishes to end his career at Rangers. He has been a major force in his first season and with Barry Ferguson leaving this summer the team will be built around him even more.Now onto Barry. He will go but forget all the talk of Zenit or even LA Galaxy that I read here,Barry got homesick at Blackburn! But he will go for 1.5 with Boro or Birmingham likely destinations. Boyd won't be sold as after he was nearly sold to Brum he has hit form again and scored over 100 goals for Gers now,Walt and Ally are impressed with his partnership with Velicka so expect them to be the main two. Usual suspects named on here every day will leave. . Hemandi,Adam,Novo,G Smith,McCulloch,etc etc and before Cltc fans start claiming we are skint so Boyd will go,the big money sell will be McGregor for about 4.5 mil.

  Liverpool have made an enquiry of German Bundesliga side Wolfsberg about the availability of Edin Dzeko. Liverpool have apparently had him watched numerous times already this season.

Liverpool are also watching Uruguayan Striker Hernan Lopez who plays in the Argentinian League.

voronin 3.5
pennant free
itandje 200,000
hyypia free bayer
lucas 5 m
babel 8m
caverleri 2m


barry 9m
richards 7m
silva 18m
owen free
kuba 6m

new contracts for alonso ,aurellio,reina,benyoun,torres

kenny dalgleish to return at the end of the season
ian rush to return as reserve team coach
  Newcastle will have mass re–build if they do go down
dowie–new manager
5–6lower league players
front two of carrol and ameobi
loads of kidscoming thru
kinnear–leave due to illness
  Who are man city actually going for ?
  Newcastle ins when they stay up–
AM–riquelme/elano/downing/tuncay/luis garcia/giles barnes/skjelbred

owen will stay as so will shearer
  Now for some truths at Manchester United. I'm not Sir Alex's nephew, or dog walker, I don't know David Gill, or Mike Phelan, and I've never met the Glazers.
However, I do work as an office assistant for the Glazers financial advisers in London, Cazenove.
United are to take on another £100M of debt to fund the following transfers and management position.
Ribery– Bayern Munich £23.75M
Glen Johnson– Portsmouth £11.5M
Valencia– Wigan £14.25M
Higuain– Real £42.5M
Buffon– Juve £12.75M
Benzema– Lyon £37.15M
Tevez– Real/Inter/AC/Barca
Nani– Bayern/Lyon
Neville– (Retire)
Campbell– Wolves
Gibson– Birmingham
Park– Ajax
Ronaldo– Barca/Real

SAF is going to announce his retirement at Easter 2010. 3 names are to be released to the press as candidates but the job has already been accepted by one of Moyes, Mourinho, Capello. With a substantial sum being paid in compensation to the 'Team' losing it's respective manager.

Office Assistant.
  West brom news
t mowbray is planning for life in the championship, as that is wer west brom will be playin next season and will have to offload most of his big name players and bringin in championship quality players, so here is what will happen in the summer
players out:
marek cech – 3m
r koren – 4.5m
i miller – 5.5m
a miete – 3m
valero – 4m
d kiely – 1m
j morrison – 5m
income : 26m
players in :
l bechio – 1.5m
j scotland 2m
k commons 1.5m
d fox 1m
c riggot 1m
m bates 800k
a mokeona 4.5m
outcome :12.3m
  Leeds United targets, promoted or not:
Kelvin Davis
Danny Jackman
Shaun Barker
Rickie Lambert
Gary Taylor–Fletcher

Fabian Delph to Aston Villa (player + cash)
Trésor Kandol to Charlton (nominal fee)
Peter Sweeney to Darlington (free)
David Prutton to Huddersfield Town (free)
Dave Lucas (released)
Alan Sheehan to Crewe (free)

Malcolm Shaffer
  With Florentino coming, a huge ammiunt of great players are expected to arrive to Madriod this summer, and after the humilliation suffered in the game against Barca a huge cleaning is gonna be made.

– C.Ronaldo – He has already signed a pre–contract with Real foe 80 million and 10m/year for the player but Florentino thinks he could be too expensive and tright now he's thinking about it.
– Kaka – He has many chances of ariving to Spain because he wants to leave Milan, he knows that with Florentino Real wiil be again a great favourite for CL so he will be pleased to sign with them and Florentino is a great friend of Galliani so he deal could be signed for around 60m.
– X. Alonso – He is going to Madrid for sure. He wants to go back to Sapin and his relationship with Rafa is not as good as it used to be. Rafa knows he's leaving and is lready studying in how could he use the money he's going to get. The deal will be closed in 17–22m.
– Maicon – His agent has recognized he is already in talks with one of the candidates for the presidency of Real (Florentino probably) and that the player would love to move to Madrid. The deal could be closed in 15–20m
– Villa – Florentino wants to have more spaniards on the team and frp that the Valencia trio – Villa , Silva and Albiol are fundamental. Villa has stataed sevral times that hes not gfoing to leave Spain so It is expected a bid war between Real and Barca. But Florentino is a great friend of the president of Valencia and probably would sell the three of them to Madrid for 60m + Negredo + another player.
– Silva – He has stated also that he wants to continue in Spain and would love to be part of the great project that Real will have next season.
– Albiol – He is a Madrid fan since he was a kid and would love to come to the Bernabeu. With Cannavaro and Metzelder leaving, Real will need 2 CB and could offer him a great contract.
– Clichy – Real is going to sign a new LB and Clichy is one of the favourites although it will be very difficult that Arsenal will let him go. Evra and Maxwell are other options too.
– Cesc – Real will make a bid for him, but won't pay more than 35m for him. Snejider could enter in the transfer to make the deal cheaper and as AW likes Snejider and Cesc would love to return to Spain the deal is quite possible.
– Cazorla/Capel – One of the 2 will surely come as they are both spanish, young, really talented and would be quite cheap (around 15m).

Out of the team will be:

– Marcelo – he has improved uite a lot this season but still he doent have the level required to be in Real. He will be sold for 10–12m.
– Cannavaro – He has already signed with Juventus.
– Metzelder – He isgoing to be sold to some german team, probably Shalke or Werder for around 6–8m.
– Salgado – his contract won't be extended and he will have 2 options, to retire or to sign for a much smaller spanish team.
– Torres – He hasnt the quality enough to play in a first level team an will be sold to a medium spanish team like Getafe, Betis, Deportivo. for 4m.
– Gago – With the arrival of Xabi he won't have place in the team, despite he hs demontrated to ba a very useful player. Her wuill be sold to Liverpool, Milan, Inter, Juventus or Fiorentina for around 15–17m.
– Drenthe – He has a lot of potential and quality but with the new arrival he will be sold too and will be used to make some money, being sold for 12–15m.
– J. Garcia – He wil, be sold to Osasuna/Mallorca/Deportivo/Santander/Almeria for 4 million.
– Saviola – He is leaving for sureand Real will let him go for just 5m
– Van der Vaart – He hasnt adapted to Real's game and will leave being Chelsea, Arsenal, United, City and Bayer the main candidates for him. He will be sold for 15–17m.
– Van Nistelrooy – Hes not going to continue in the team as he has be injured a lot of time in the last 2 years, and despite he has demonstrated being one of the best strikers oin Europe, he will be replaces by Villa. Her will be sold probably to Milan for around 17–20m.
– Guti – He feels that his time in Real has finished and as he's notgoing to play in another club in Spain, he will move to the Premier being Arsenal and Liverpool the main candidates. His price will be 10–12 million.

Raul and Snejider could be sold too depending of the new management and on the offers that they will receive for them
  Wolves in.
Tuncay Sanli from Middlesbrough for £1.2m
Micheal Owen from Newcastle free

Aberdeen in
Darren Potter from Wolves free
Ryan Giggs from Man utd free
  To all the Celtic fan's that are saying Aiden McGeady to Man Utd if Utd let Ronaldo go what a load of rubbish! 1) Madrid don't want Ronaldo any more as they will be under a new president and 2) He's not good enough. McGeady will join Birmingham for £5m and don't come out with the crap of but last year we rejected a bid of £10m well the world was not in a freefall then was it?

Barry Ferguson will also be coming in to join the Scottish powers that be at Birmingham City as is his teammate Kris Boyd for £8m.

Birmingham will then sign Bassong from Newcastle £1.2m, and David Wheater from Borough for £3m, and Grant Holt from Shrewsbury for 500k. Bouazza is also signing permanently for a fee already agreed with Fulham.
Maik Taylor will also work as a coach at Blues next season.
Lee Bowyer – loan return
Mehdi Nafti – free
Kemy Agustien – loan return
Carlos Costly – loan return
Scott Sinclair – loan return however could return on another loan
Djimi Traore – loan return
Dean Lyness – released
We will not be spending huge chunks of money on defenders because that's our strongest point we may buy more defenders for cover purposes but the defence already established is likely to stay.
  Right, expetc major goings on at Old Trafford this summer. AF has got fed up of Berbatov not producing the goods so he's going to head back to where he first made his name – Germany. Munich and Shalke are both interested, however Munich look more likely due to Martin Jol's pending appointment. Rooney, despite saying he wants to sign a new deal, is secretly frustrated at United. He feels he has achieved everything he can there, and in this country as well, and is looking forward to a move to Inter Milan. He'd rather swap Wolves and Birmingham for Perugia and Atlanta! So, it looks like the only genuine forward who might stay is. .Carlos Tevez. However, this is only a might due to his frustration at lack of playing time this season and he still wants a move to Madrid. So United could be left without any strikers!

In other news, Matt Derbyshire wants to turn his move to Olympiakos permanent. Allardyce is willing to do this for a small fee, as he does not believe that Derbyshire can cut it in the PL. However, Blackburn are looking to form some kind of link–up with the Greek team as a result of this move in order to source the best up and coming talent from that country.

Finally, I think it's a good shout that Burnley will win the play–offs this year


Ashley Barnes – free
Karim Haggui – free
Chris Brunt – £3m
Lee Bowyer – free
Nicky Hunt – £1,5m
Stephen Carr – free
Matt Derbyshire – £3m

total –– 7.5m


Martin Taylor – 500k
Stuart Parnaby – 750k
Gary McSheffrey – £1,5m
Marcus Bent – 250k
Radhi Jaidi – free
Stephen Kelly – £1m
Medhi Nafti – free

total –– 4m
  Goalkeeper Carlos Kameni of Espanyol, who is available on a free transfer this summer, is a possible target of Chelsea to provide cover for Petr Cech. As an alternative, Carlo Cudicini may make a return to the Bridge. Another keeper available on a free is Yohann Pele of Le Mans who is attracting interest from Spurs. In a final piece of Chelsea news, Diego Maradona's son–in–law Sergio Aguero could be making a move to England with, according to Maradona, Chelsea the only English option. Asked about a much mentioned move to Liverpool, Maradona responded "So Torres has been sold?" It is likely that both Barca and Inter would declare themselves as suiters if Kun Aguero were to become available.
  Henrik Larsson could be set for an incredible move to Englands League 1 with a move to help out his best mate Paul Lambert at Colchester United. Larsson was linked with a move over to Premiership side Everton last year but was said to be happy in Sweden. But Larsson could be tempted to play under Lambert, who was best man at his wedding and played alongside him at Celtic.
  Marouane Chamakh – Bordeaux to Spurs 7 million
  I'm a ManCity fan and lets clear up some of the rumours being thrown around, there will be no major bids for messi, kaka, terry, torres etc simple as because they would not happen for any amount of money.
the player who will be target's during the summer are as followed:
Carvalho – if he becomes availible 8m
Iniesta – 35m (this is who the talks with barca were about)
Robben – 18m (not wanted by madrid)
Aguero – £££ (ok one daft bid. .but a major signing)

expect the usual suspects to leave, dunne, benjani, vassel, johnson, garrido, berti, fernandes

  Wolves defender matt hill is wanted by owen coyle and west ham midfielder nigel quashie is wanted on loan for next season. i have heard owen coyle i after heerenveen winger arnor smarason and sheffield wednseday striker marcus tudgay. unfortunatley chris eagles in on his way to everton for 4 million.
  Everton to sign:

David Wheater – £4m – Middlesborough
Aiden McGeady – £8m – Celtic
Fraizer Campbell – £6m – Manchester United

  MUFC News

Man Utd will look to bring in Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko from Wolfsburg for around £10m to replace the departing Tevez. Antonio Valencia will also be signed for around £14m to compete with Nani, Ronaldo and Park as Zoran Tosic may be loaned out for a season. Glen Johnson is being monitored for the right back slot but so are others including Hoffenheim's Andreas Beck and Valencia's Miguel. United are also keeping tabs on Sporting duo Miguel Veloso and Joao Moutinho. Veloso incase Hargreaves doesn't make it and Moutinho as a Scholes replacement.
  Birmingham City. .


One or more billionaire/s new owners. .

£50m. ono. .

what you get. .

a half heartedly built, half finished 30,000 stadium. .

a newly promoted team. . spares or repair most of em'. .

a few footballs. .

a couple of nets. .

debt free!!!. .

planning permission for a new stadium. .


what we get. .

1. rid of 2 cockerney del boy attention seekers

2. rid of a little welsh midget with built up shoes. . .

3. the chance of survival. .

applicants please apply ASAP to:

Birmingham City football club. .
Birmingham. .
  To Liverpool hater who wrote: '' Rafa has already said they have to sell before they can buy so where does the 40 plus million come from. . '' Jesus Christ Rafa isn't a fool! So, he should have said: ''I have 40–50 millions to spend and I will pay any price for David Villa???'' Man City had that kind of policy and what they got? Absolutely nothing!! They bought De Jong for 20 million pounds, a price that is sooo inflated, and why? Because they bragged they have the money. So please, shut up. Onto transfers, Rafa really has a big shortlist, but almost no one knows who his definite targets are. From what i heard, he is looking at Danijel Pranjic and Jamie O'Hara. Of course, O'Hara could come only if Barry doesn't. One big name will be signed for sure, and I think that is David Silva. The reason why Rafa has said that he doesn't want Silva is cause he doesn't want a bidding war and he is willing to pay 25 million at most. If there was a bidding war the price could go up to 35 millions and Rafa won't ''gamble'' that much on a player. Tevez could be signed, and I believe that he is our first option along with Aguero. 30 million isn't a bad price for a proven striker. And one last thing, Zhirkov is a fantastic player but on left side we have Babel and Riera, and neither is willing to be kept sitting on a bench, and for a LWB we have 1 decent (Dossena), 1 good(Aurelio) and one extraordinary player(Insua). Insua will grow up to a potentially best LB in the world, but he needs a tutor, who will be Aurelio. Dossena and Babel will be almost certainly sold and they could raise a nice amount of cash (18–20 millions). Babel will go to Real cause Rafa doesn't want Arsenal to get stronger. And what is the situation with Walcott? What is the situation with his contract? I would love him at the club, and if his contract is expiring. . THE KOP RULER
  Liverpool are looking to sign either Alexandre Pato from A.C. Milan or Sergio Aguero from Athletico Madrid. Pato would cost around 15mil + Babel who is seriously interesting Milan, and Aguero would cost around 23mil + Lucas. Both players have the capability as playing as a second striker or as the main striker. Benitez wants his team to be more flexible and be able to play in a 4–4–2 if needed.
  Mark Hughes will not be at manchester city next season!
  Liverpool FC transfers: IN: Aguero, Barry, Zhirkov, Johnson. Out: Lucas (loan), Vornin, Dossena, Hyypia. MB
  Arsenal Ins:
Sahko (8 million)
Bassong (5million)
Veloso/Inler/Albiol (15 million)
Traore (loan return)
Nordveit (loan return)

Silvestre –MLS/Promoted club (FREE)
Gibbs–Promoted Club (loan)
Senderos–Fiorentina/Lazio/Hertha Berlin–(6.5million)

Man Utd Ins:
Valencia (16 million)
Dodo (4 million)

Nani (12 million)–Inter Milan

Chelsea Ins:
Zhirkov (15 million)
Martins (8–10million)
Quaresma (15 million)
Mancienne (loan return)

Carvalho (10 million)–Italy
Malouda (10 million)–Juventus
Anelka (8 million)–Villareal

Liverpool Ins:
Pranjic (10 million)
Johnson (12 million)
Negredo (10 million)
Barry (10 million)

Lucas (8 million)–Villareal/Atletico
Degan (4 million)–Schalke
Dossena (5million)–Napoli/Juventus
Babel (10 million)–Bayern Munich
Hypia (FREE)–Fulham/Wolves
Alonso (18 million)–Real Madrid

Real Madrid Ins:

Alonso (18 million)
Ibrahimovic (50 million)–Unlikely
Garay (loan return)
Maicon (25 million)
Villa (70 million)–Unlikely
Silva (30 million)
Kaka (60 million)–Unlikely

Saviola–(5 million)–Everton
Mamadou Diarra–(10million)Inter Milan
Metzelder–(8million)Bayern Munich
Dudek–(2 million)–AZ Alkmar
Van der Vaart–(10million)–Inter Milan/Chelsea
Snejder–(20 million)–Inter/Juventus
Javi Garcia–(3 million)–Deportivo

Barcelona Ins:

Ribery–(30 million) +Hleb
Forlan–(20 million)
Asenjo (5 million)
Henrique (loan return)

Hleb (Player exchange+Cash)
Gudjonsen (7 million)–Blackburn
Milito (10 million)–AC Milan
  Failing play offs there will be a big clearout at Cardiff.

Dave Jones will be given one more season. If the fans keep calling for his head Peter will be forced to act.

Whittingham – Forest
McPhail – No offers yet
Parry – No offers yet
Ledley – West Ham xchange + cash
(this will be the money used for new players)
Roger Johnson – Prem Team only if Collins/Gabby offered as part of Ledley deal
Enkleman – League 1 if Heaton & Taylor stay
Capaldi – Forest

2 wingers
3 Centre midfielders
1 LB, 1 RB, 1 CB
2 strikers (1 tall, 1 nippy)
Bothroyd will be dropped to bench

Purse situation undecided

09/10 here we come
  Right, so this one's not really new. Fergie has kept an eye on Lennon's form recently, and might now be persuaded that he's worth the 20 million or so Spurs will ask. He's given Evra a real headache at Old Trafford and Wembley this season, and his delivery seems to be improving. Fergie thinks that he's the one to consisitency out of the lad (his words, not mine). Other places are reporting that Old Trafford is his preferred destination, but I'm not sure how substantiated these claims are. The major news I'm hearing is that despite claims to the contrary, Nani might well be on his way out. Tottenham were heavily linked with him before his move to United, so a part exchange is on. £10 million and Nani is thought to be a good enough offer for Lennon. Campbell will come back to OT and sign a new contract.
Ronaldo, as we all know doesn't fancy the move to Madrid, because he's seen what everyone already knew– Real just ain't that good! Tevez out is more or less sorted, and shock of shocks, it looks like he'll stay in Manchester and play for the Sheik. This'll anger United fans, but as well documented, Fergie has no say about where he goes. The long touted transfer of Benzema seems likely if he goes. That'll take summer spending to about £40 million, which is fairly standard. Expect to see Rooney playing on the left more next year, and the likes of Welbeck, Possebon, Rafael, Macheda, Gibson, Tosic to get more games. The future's bright, the future's red.
  MUFC rumour in
ljajic(done deal)
  Man Utd News:

Tevez is going(obvious really) and Evra is off to either Real madrid or Barcalona for excess of £20 million, not bad for a player signed for £4 million. Replacing these two are either Andre–Pierre Gignac or Edin Dzeko for the striker position and believe it or not Yuri Zhirkov to play the left–back or left–wing when needed giving young Fabio Da Silva a chance to prove himself. And also Mamadou Sakho as defensive cover and to get up Wenger's nose. lol. other signings will be youngsters to put in the academy/reserve team.
  Judas McGeady to Man Utd? What a joke. Wrong month mate. You should have said that one on 1 April. Try rumours, not fabrications!

Interesting rumour about Moyes and Man City. I could see that one working.

It's also fascinating to see everyone picking the bones of Middlesboro, WBA and Newcastle. However, Newcastle don't seem to have any players that anyone else would want.

In Scotland

Danny Wilson (Rangers) to Motherwell on loan.
Steven Fletcher will sign for Birmingham (lucky escape for Celtic as all he does is fall over and scores no more than 1 in 3. MacDonald is a much better striker).
Celtic will sign Robbie Neilson for cover.

Not going to list the ones everyone knows about.

4 in a row? Where did it go???
  With news of Setanta's money troubles now public all the SPL teams will have a tough summer ahead. Down Ibrox way we're no different, high earners will be heading up the exit door with Ferguson (Birmingham, Newcastle) and Boyd (Brum again) obvious choices, £5–6M for the pair. They will likely be joined by Weir, Dailly (retirement) Broadfoot (possibly Championship or SPL) while Hemdani will be allowed to leave for free. Expect Fleck, Aaron and Andrew Little to be joined in the first team by fellow youngsters Danny Wilson, Jordan McMillan, Andrew Shinnie and Steven Lennon. Bosmans will be looked at to top the team up with no more than a few million available for transfers. If Setanta go to the wall there may be one or two teams struggling for survival, expect a long summer ahead.
  Okay, let's get a couple of things cleared up! Firstly Babel and Walcott will not be swapping clubs! People are mad to think that Wenger would swap England's best right midfielder who can also play up front with Babel who struggles to even make the Liverpool bench at times!!! Also stop saying that Richard Dunne is Arsenal bound!!! Why on Earth would Arsene Wenger buy the slowest defender in the world who struggles to defend and play him in a team that plays fast flowing attractive football! Wenger is a magician at times but making Dunne look good would take a miracle people! Anyway onto real rumours expect Veloso to be playing at Arsenal next season along with Richards from Man city and also Joe Hart form Man City. Also expect Wenger to buy one big name striker!!!!!!
  Agger to milan??? just signed new 4 year deal with option to a further 2 years.FACT.
liverpool are looking at Tatsunori Arai from jef united in j league maybe just for more publicity in far east??(alex miller ex liverpool 1st team coach is there manager),another strong rumour is seedorf,despite being 33 he is still a regular for milan and will be offered a 1 year deal and will be used as back up/stop gap till more youngsters come through.i know these are two minor possible signings but rafa still has to start proper negotioations for his 2/3 major signings. wait and see
  Just heard Sami Hyypia will join Bayer Leverkusen on a 2 year deal at the end of the season.This means Rafa will be keen 2 sign a new CB This will almost definately be Raul Albiol from Valencia 4 8 million. I havn't been wrong yet so this will all happen.
  It seems the more you can't have a player the more post's you make claiming he is going to your club! so to all manc and scousers AARON LENNON will not be leaving tottenham hotspur football club! as stated before mr levy has left all football matters to mr redknapp, and mr redknapp does not need or want to sell LENNON and whilst were on about departures MODRIC will not be leaving either!!!!as regards to coming into white hart lane the stewart downing deal WAS done in january behind closed doors AND will be made to look like the deal was done in the summer (09), gareth barry? as a life long spurs fan he has stated that if spurs make a bid then he will be tempted to miss out on champions league due to two big factors 1, being its tottenham hotspur fc and the 2nd being its harry redknapp, other players linked to whl so far are fabian delph of leeds he has also stated that he would very much like to link up with his old leeds mate rose. also on the cards is jonjo shelvey the wonderkid from charlton, this is a true and honest post and not like some other teams who have been linked to about 300 players (gonna need a lot more ferry's to sail up that mersey)and guys if you really want to keep posting about LENNON them pls don't put rumours just say wish list, simples!

Rangers first of all. Talk around the club is Joey Barton will be joining next season for a season long loan deal with the option a permanent move at the end. Adriano (ex Inter) will come back to football next season and will attempt to kick start his career at Ibrox.

Now on to Celtic, Celtic will attempt to address their defensive problems by signing Charlie Mulgrew for £2m from Aberdeen. Also high on Gordon Strachan's wanted list is Andy Dorman from St Mirren who could be on his way to Celtic park for £1.5m.

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