Football Rumours Archive January 06 2009


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This really hurts to say. And i can't believe its true but my source is very much in he know.

Liverpool FC will be sold in the summer to an unnamed consortium that make DIC look like Ken Bates (Very close to being a done deal NOW). With the unlimited funds that will be at the club god knows what could happen. This is the worst news i have heard in a longtime.

A Very Gutted CHELSEA FAN, Living in hope of this being wrong.
  Glasgow Rangers rumours: Rangers will sign Tonel, Wilkie, Faubert and Healy for a combined fee of 6 million
  My cousin's boyfriend is on the coaching staff at Arsenal and has said that the following deals will be done this month:


Stephen Appiah
Richard Dunne
Lucas Neill


Kolo Toure (Man City exchange for Dunne)
Jack Wilshere (Man City or Barcelona)

  I have heard that Leeds are after a proven goalscorer so are looking at Jason Price from Doncaster Rovers. 0.5m all in. Watch this space
  A lesson in common sense so read closely

mendes cannot leave rangers this season NO MATTER WHAT. hes played for 2 teams this season.

ferguson won't leave– he still regrets moving to blackburn and uprooting his family.

and this guy:
'Owen coyle is looking at nicky hunt at bolton on loan and steven naismith at rangers for £200k. alan mahon , steve jones and gabor kiraly will all leave the club in this window'

why would you sell a 2mill signing for 200k?? :S
  For all my sins in my past life i was given West Ham Utd as my team to support.I Have seen them relegated, promoted,win the FA cup, Lose the FA cup, Lose the league cup,Nearly win the old 1st division,(closest we ever got and we have had 114 years to do it) ha ha/ win the inter 2 bob toto cup, seen breath taking football and utter crap football, BUT NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE US RAPED AND PILLAGED as we have, ok! brown and the cearns family were doing it for years but the icelandic muppets who are taking us to the depths of the football league are at best SHOCKING. Badly run clubs end up where sheffield wednesday/notts forest/leeds etc are, they are a million miles from establishing themselves as a premier club, all fans should look at whats happening at my club and hope and pray that your current owner doesn't sell your team to the devil,
LUCAS NIEL FREE off the wage bill
FAUBERT 5M (id give him away and pay for the taxi)

  Stoke will sign Luis Garcia for 6m and Joe Ledley for 5m. Vincent Pericard is about to leave Stoke to either Wolves or Middlesborough.
  I have it on good authority that Stephen Appiah is currently being viewed by Tottenham Hotspur.
This just in – every single player suddenly becomes a lifelong celtic fan as soon as the transfer window opens. honestly, everytime i read this there is another clown on saying that celtic are signing so and so cause hes supported the club all his life!! haha!

The SPL is a joke, get over it!

real rumours:

man city to go for Bellamy, Van Den Borre and David Silva
Arsenal will try get 1 of Stehen Ireland, Xabi Alonso, Mikel Arteta or a french dude called Jean II Moukon
Tottenham to get Stephen Appiah on a free, Jermaine DeFoe and another defender possibly Matt Upson
Man Utd have finished after the young guys were signed.

over and out. secret squirral
  To the person who said Villa to Man City for £50 million , your obviously wrong as Mark Hughes has been given a transfer budget of £40 million and has spent around £10 on Bridge and looks set to seal the £12 million signing of Parker, and very few people look set to be sold
  Portsmouth transfer rumours
Forget about signing Glen Johnson, he has told the local paper he is happy and he is set to extend his contract up until 2013.
The O'Neil transfer is set to drag with Boro not wanting to sell him (and Downing to Spurs). A bid has already been turned down for O'Neil but expect a fresh bid this week.
Aruna Dindane is being targeted by us, West Brom and Spurs and is unlikely to move until these clubs meet their evaluation.
Eduardo Gaspar set for a Prem return, Pompey heading the race to sign him.
Another midfielder linked with Pompey today was Marvin Elliot from Bristol City. His display on Saturday was said to have impressed Adams, who has already shown a bit of interest in Elliot.

G Barry to arsenal 12mil with bendter to villa
S Petrov leaves in summer
J Carew to everton for 10 mil


Heskey we all know
C Jerome from blues 3 mil
Andie evans free transfer

upson will not be moving to arsenal as he will get more first team optioins at villa

if arsenal do sign a defender it is likely to be Steven Mouyokolo from boulogne who will come on the cheap and hopefully wenger will turn him good

arshavin will be signed late in january as he will take a pay cut for 18 million as arsenal will get the extra funds from milan when they make phillepe senderos loan move permanant
lenny(new fat ronaldo) has already signed but is on loan at palmeiras
elano could come on loan but won't make it permanent as rosicky,walcott and fabregas will be back in the arsenal side plus andrey arshavin at the end of the season
a young striker could be signed from brazil but unlikely to feature in the first team until next season in carling cup
kolo toure is going no where
arshavin 18m
mouyokolo 4m
elano loan(maybe)
senderos loan permanent milan 6m
a few youngsters out on loan till end of season
  Hearts FC

To all Old Firm rumour mongers. .why on earth would Andy Driver or Christophe Berra make a sideways move to OF when Premiership teams are interested. They will still be at Hearts in Feb.

Bruno Aguiar to QPR
Zaliukas to Moscow
Mikolinius loan finished

No ins confirmed yet, other than Ian Black, but watch for returning former players. .
  Everton are going to sign Jo on loan for the rest of the season, expect this deal to be done by the 18th with a view to making the deal permanemt in the summer. Futher to this Everton may take a chance on Appiah on a wage that is made up by bonuses on top of his basic.

Emile Heskey is going to do a u turn and stay at wigan, since he has managed to get himself back in the England team playin for the club, The only way he will move is if he is guarented first team football.

I have also heard(not sure of speeling) that suazo, inter milan striker is joining of the premier league clubs, I believe this may be Fulham.
  Rangers are looking to sell Ferguson. Walter doesn't think that he and Mendes can play together. When Thomson is back he'l partner Pedro. They'l sell Ferguson to either Newcastle, Everton or Sunderland – definately not Arsenal though.
They have also been priced out of a move for berra but Walter is considering spending the vast amount of his budget to buy a new zimmer frame for David Weir.Seriously though if Barry does leave Murray will sign a top player so the fans back off him. I heard it will be Mcfadden. . Loyal Arab 9
  Daniel Pasoti, a highly rated youngster, is set to sign professional terms with Plymouth Argyle following his release from AC Milan.
  Glen Johnson will reject a 4 year contract extension at Portsmouth and will sign a 5 year contract with Liverpool for 8m, It will end the short career of Andrea Dossena who will move to Milan for 5m
  To all you people saying man u will sign this that and the other SAF has already said on sky sports he is not going to buy anymore players in jan so quit talking tommy–tit!
Alpiah is training with tottenham hoping to sign for them and Jimmy Bullard could sign for spurs too. Arsene Wenger has got some BIG deals up his sleeve just wait and see as he has said he is only gonna buy CLASS!

so excited come on u gooners!
  People need to start looking at facts, stephen appiah isn't joining arsenal, he started training with tottenham today!
with respects to my previous post, it seems that only one striker will be needed, with defoe being that striker. the money put aside for bellamy or podolski will be now spent (as is well publicised) on stewart downing, provided middlesbrough decide to let the clearly unhappy and unsettled winger leave. this also means that bent will be staying with spurs.

if the bid for defoe fails, redknapp will look to an experienced premiership striker who is a natural, proven goalscorer. he is playing his cards very close to the chest with this though because of the defoe deal. only he and joe jordan know the identity of this player as not to hike up his price

big rob, keep watchin my space!
  Norwich boss Glenn Roeder is apparently treading thin ice with the board of directors. Accordingly, the board have chosen not to give Roeder any money whatsoever, meaning he has to shuffle things around to free up funds.

Expect Antoine Sibierski to leave, despite reports to the contrary and Lee Croft and Jamie Cureton to be sold. Luke Chadwick and Troy Archibald Henville have both gone as well, giving Roeder a small amount to play with.

Expect a loan bid for Celtic's Darren O'Dea and a bid for Chesterfield striker Jamie Ward. Southampton midfielder David McGoldrick is another target but the main target is Manchester City's Chedwyn Evans.

parker – man city swap + £4million
davenport – bolton £2million
LBM – stoke £3million
quashie – b'ham £500k
bowyer – b'ham £1million
faubert – back to france £4million
bellamy – man city £10million + sturrage on loan until summer

m johnson swap man city
sturrage loan man city
luis garcia loan athletico madrid

that will conclude the hammers activities in january there will also be some news about a takeover for the club but not until after the window
  Will celtic fans give it up, bellamy will never sign for celtic, more chance of signing mo johnstone. celtic and rangers will not sign any big names in january, theres no point, no european football, they will fight it out with what they have got,
and for the english slagging scottish football at every chance, like' the spl is on a par with the english championship', can you see bristol city getting to a uefa cup final, beating the likes of man u, liverpool, lyon, barcelona, etc, the list goes on

i rest my case
  Arsenal have lodged a bid for Steven Ireland of Man City
  OK, so PAUL your a true gooner! Lay off Denilson though, he scored some important goals this year he will develop, and he is the BRAZIL U21 Captain!! I agree we won't sign anybody, and if we do its likely to be a few unknown youngsters! KEEP the FAITH we will not implode no matter what the media says, we lost 11 games in 05/06 and still finished 4th. Let Villa delude themselves, their squad want stand up to the rigours of the season. So who will we sign?



JOHAN GORCUFF in cash plus senderos!
  Paul the Gooner has obviously not watched an Arsenal match this season. Denilson has played extremely well for us all season. Hence the reason we are not looking to bring in a defensive midfielder, we are looking at attacking players. Look at what Wenger said today, we are not pursuing the lad from Udinese, but will be looking elsewhere. .hence Ashavin, Ireland, etc. that will provide an additional weapon. You're not an Arsenal fan. U sound like a frustrated, going–down Spurs fan.

So Paul, please refrain from posting outlandish, ill–informed, ignorant statements. The Gooners will be OK. We won't win the league or Champions League, but we'll finish strong in both. And as for the FA cup. .no one cares for the competition except for the British Papers and SKY who will broadcast it.
  To "paul the gooner" i think you'll find that Denilson is statistically one of the nest midfielders in the Premier League, hardly just above average.

Arshavin will definately be moving to the Premier League, whether it be to Arsenal I am not sure. I would personally enjoy to see him at the emirates but Wenger is stubborn and reluctant to spend and im sure all gooners will thank him for this in the future.
  Arsenal –
batefami gomis
joe ledley
michael owen

Aston villa –
nikolai zigic
niko krncjar

Chelsea –

Real Madrid –

Mikel arteta/ ramos confirmed an offer of van dee vaart and 2 million has been offered
lassana diarra
Ashley young– maybe
jermaine pennant

Liverpool –

Emile heskey

Man u –


Newcastle –
Barry ferguson

Everton –
van der vaart / mikel arteta plus 2 million
nani/ loan till end of season / alex wants him out
leroy lita
Damien duff / 3 million

Everton will loose lescot , gosling and arteta tho total money made on them over 25 million plus the services of nani and van der vaart

They are the only moves being touted around the training grounds
  Birmingham city news,

out– seb larsson to bolton,
james mcfadden to celtic,
steven kelly to wigan,
martin taylor to qpr for 750,000.

in– nicky hunt, danny shittu plus 2.5 million for larsson,
jason koumas and titus bramble for kelly and 750,000
carlos edwards from sunderland for 1 million,

sunderland also in for mcfadden and mcleish has asked for edwards and chopra in exchange.
  Barnsley Football Club Transfers:

Jamie Ward (Chesterfield) £450.000
Liam Lawrence (Stoke City) Loan
Gary McSheffrey (Birmingham City) £1.3m
Paul Robinson (West Bromich Albion) Loan
  I am an Academy Coach at West Ham and the STRONG RUMOUR around the Chadwell Heath Training Ground is Bellamy & Parker WILL be leaving West Ham, although West Ham will keep Green & Upson. They're not to fussed with Bellamy & Parker leaving as both have been injured a lot and Dyer is nearing full fitness
No more Manchester United rumours please. .
Alex Ferguson has said after the serbians signing that this will be it until the summer, where he may sign one more player but that's it.
So no david villa, no alves or whoever you linking them with.
Tosic will make about 5–8 appearances nearer the end of the campaign because he hasnt played since late november, and ljajic will join next season as he has been loaned back out to FK partizan.

If you thinking about possibilities for anyone in manchester it will be for the rich guys in blue. But don't expect world beaters such as KAKA and RONALDINHO or VILLA and CASILLAS. Expect a signing from west ham, and maybe glen johnson, but that is highly doubtful.
  Stoke are interested in signing Aiden McGeady, Marlon Harewood, Jermaine Pennant, Danny Welbeck (Loan), Fabian Delph and Henri Camara.
  André Ricardo Soares and Jean Carlos Alves Coral are both coming to the Premiership. Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Bolton and Hull have had their scouts looking at them and deals are likely to be done either now or in the summer
  To the person who said MUFC Outs : bla bla and Tevez to Bayern Munich for £18 million , ermm i think you'll find Tevez has not been bought by Man United so that would make it fairly difficult to sell him wouldnt it.

I mean i know this is a rumours website but some of the rumours are getting ridiculous, no real big money signings will be made anywhere across england the biggest signing will probably be Scott Parker to Man City unless City do manage to get either Roque Santa Cruz or Lucas Podolski. Dossena and Babel won't leave Kop during January or the beginning of February but may leave come Summer time. Also the rumour about Owen Hargreaves, once back from injury, is being sold i think that's a sore one as in my opinion hes a quality player. I also feel this oh so amazing Man City revolution will go downhill eventually, look at Chelsea and Ambrovich saying oh we will produce a team of world beaters, just because you have the money doesn't mean the best want to come to you does it?

Across Scotland no major signings will be made Celtic made 2 signings (McGinn & Misun) and readied bids for both Hustzi and Stilic both Hannover and Lech Poznan told Celtic to wait until Summer. The constant link with Robert Lewandowski is a possible one as Samaras isnt playing well despite his goal tally and Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is still to regain full fitness, so that leaves Scott McDonald but Celtic also have Maloney who can play upfront and they have players (Killen, Sheridan & Hutchison) who can come up and do a job for the team so im really not sure. As for Rangers signing really depend on who they sell first if they are wanting to bring in top class talent, a bid apparently has been made for Don Cowie, and although i do think Cowie is a decent player is he going to play a major part in rangers title push and then european football next season if they do make it this year or is he going to end up on the waste pile along with so many other good players the old firm have signed.
  Breaking news at rangers

craig levein will be at rangers at the end of the season and walter will retire
  Celtic rumour. Balde to Birmingham? I can't believe what I've just been told. He will be offered a new deal at Celtic. Also Aiden McGeady is defo staying. I'm putting two and two together here and reckon that means Strachan is walking and Lennon taking over until a new manager is hunted down. Apparently the Board have had enough of Strachan. Hope the new man is Roy Keane. C'mon the Hoops
  "Newcastle striker Alan Smith will be heading out of St James' Park this January if Kinnear can sell. Middlesbrough are interested in the former Manchester United forward but Smith will head to Sydney FC on loan until the end of the season once he recovers from an injury that is keeping him out until February. Everton are set to express interest in Smith in the summer.

Although Alan Smith might leave Newcastle, I highly doubt he will moe to Sydney FC. They have just failed to make the final series in Australia, therefore ending their season early, they have just 3 games left. For a Premier League striker to move to Australia for at most 3 games is unlikely.

Also expect to see Lucas Neil join Australian teammate Harry Kewell in Turkey by the end of the transder window, Galatarasy seem to be the only club willing to pay for the West Ham captains ridicolous wage demands.
  Ipswich town reportedly due to offload soon
evans has hit financial problems so wants to sell quick
Sunderland said to be after Counago
Danny Haynes and Tommy Miller also said to have interest
  I have it on good authority that Portsmouth will replace the soon to be outgoing Jermain Defoe with Hearts Christian Nade. Tony Adams made a trip down to Edinburgh recently to watch Nade in action against Hearts bitter rivals Hibs and was very impressed with what was on offer. Its believed that pompey are willing to offer the jambos upto 7 million for the hitman whos been banging in the goals this season.

You heard it here first.
  Barcelona is goin to make a 80 million euro bid for christiano ronaldo where his salary is goin to 200,000 euros a week is man u goin to accept this bid or keep ronaldo?

city for pato 16m

man u for bojan 12m

everton for vagner love loan

liverpool for carew or heskey

from a very reliable source in the football federation
  Liverpool are poised to sign Glen Johnson for £8 million this transfer window with Philip Degen and Andrea Dossena on the verge of an exit.
Benitez is also looking to bring in a striker with Emile Heskey a realist £3 million target.
  City in for a gerrard for 60 million pounds with a swap deal between babel and shaun wright phillips
  Newcastle striker Alan Smith will be heading out of St James' Park this January if Kinnear can sell. Middlesbrough are interested in the former Manchester United forward but Smith will head to Sydney FC on loan until the end of the season once he recovers from an injury that is keeping him out until February. Everton are set to express interest in Smith in the summer.
  I work as an estate agent in Smethwick and have just been contacted by West Brom to find houses for four Brazilians next week. Wasnt given any names but it seems that the baggies beautiful Brazilian style of football is famous in our spiritual home land.
Other West Brom news; Greening will sign for Rangers and Hoefkins will return to Belgium, possibly to Anderlect.
  Right firstly i have a good friend in the 1st team squad at celtic who although never get all the details of ins and outs does get a rough idea im told celtic MAY ship 2–3 players mostly loans DEPENDING on the injury situation names unknown also im told that there WILL not be a major signing purge at paradise AND from what hes heard no big names will be brought in 1.because celtics injuries are easing making the squad bigger and 2.the champions league money for this season isnt given out till the end of the season. also to the guy who said celtic will be signing the NEW MESSI fron barca 1.i ran it passed my mate who hadnt heard about that 2.if he was the new messi would barca be letting him go????WAKE UP PEOPLE. WHAT I HAVE PUT HERE IS NOT RUMOURS ITS EXACT STATEMENTS FROM A 1ST TEAM REGULAR. .UP THE HOOPS
  Only 1 major player joining liverpool this January, that is Kuba from Dortmund for around 6.5mil rising to 8.5mil depending on success.

Rafa may move for heskey if the price is 4mil or less. Anything more, he won't deal.

Pennant, itjande and voronin are on the transfer list.

Dossena, Leto and degen will only leave if a certain price of 6.5mil, 3.5mil and 2.5mil respectively are reached.

Beanyoun will not be sold until the summer.

If Dossena and degen are sold Rafa may move to bring in a versatile defender in on loan.

If Alonso's injury is more serious than first thought, Benitez wants to make a loan move for Elano who Benitez believes can be versatile enough to play in a few positions.
  David villa of valencia is being eyed up by mark hughes. he is looking to make a £25m bid now or january
  Arsenes wife's hairdresser, Crashing into Bellamy. .priceless but this is gospel. .honest! I was recentley in a Dentist in Manchester and Mark Hughes was in the waiting room.He'd just been injected and couldn't talk but when I asked him his transfer plans he picked up a copy of womans own and wrote down the following targets
Parker and Bellend will sign for 20 mill, Arsenal will make a late bid for Bellend but greedy boy goes where the wages are.
Defoe 20 mill (6 mill still owed to spurs)
Santa Cruz 18 mill
he was then called in for an extraction! ;–)
Newcastle have made no formal bid for Rangers skipper Barry Ferguson but 5 mill for a player who was having pain killing injections before every game and just back from an upteenth op would be good business for Gers.Don't get me wrong Barry is a great player but I can't see him leaving Rangers again,he will retire a Rangers player and is a likely future candidate for manager in years to come.Also anyone who has read his biography knows how much he missed life at Rangers when he went to Blackburn,plus some Gers fans gave him and his family a hard time for leaving,so he is unlikely to put them through it again.
Hairy Fan
  Folks jose taking over at manu, no chance. anybody that knows a thing or 2 knows that martin oneil will be the next manu manager. fact. see what price the bookies give you

i am a gers fan and sad to say he is a great manager.
  I have been told from a reliable source that Ferguson will be leaving ibrox !!!! but hes not keen to go to newcastle rumours arsenal sniffing about him for 4 million he will be gone before the end of the window !!!!! Bougerra also to go for 5 million several prem teams and marsillies sniffing about him ! everybodys for sale Apart from Thomson Mendes and Davis as the team is to be built round them ! Look for as many fringe players to be sold as poss major moves out With money used to bring in a few Quality players !
McCulloch 500,000 championship
Dailly free
Hemdani france Poss PSG free
Burke Forrest 300,000
Adam draging his heels will leave but mibi summer
Beasley is intersting teams in spain and mls is desperate to leave as he is in danger of losing his place in USA team 500,000
Broadfoot 1 million brum
Novo spain 1 million as he still has 18 months left on his contract And is being subjected to sickining death threats from sellik fans
Tonel 2.5 million
Berra and Driver 5 million
Deridder Wigan 1 million
Lee Miller 1 million
David Heally loan till summer
pre contracts
Lee Wilkie As back up to Tonel and Berra
Robbie Neilson poss low fee to come in jan
Dean Sheilds (hope not but told its true)
Lovenkrands (Badge Kissing dud !!! but he is taking big wage cut and will play as a striker only !
Craig levein has had a say in this list As he will be the new manager in the summer if not before ! Walter is stepping down in the summer no matter what and McCoist is going with him Levien is keeping McDowall and adding Weir to his back room staff SDM wants a new manager who will start using the youth players and bringing them on SDM thinks levien is the man for the job As he is a good football brain and won't stand any rubbish Thats one of the reasons Fergson will be gone as he thinks hes in charge !!!!! Good riddance 3 4 million for a 31 year old that's best times are well behind !!! We Are The People
  Arsenal to sign aiden mcgeady for 6mil pounds. Bendtner swap with Balotelli and cash. Nzogbia & Taylor will arrive for a package 8mil deal.
  I swear on my Life i have just seen Kaka with 2 big bodyguard looking blokes right near the city of manchester stadium!! Quality!!! bring on Kaka!!
  Just to set the record straight that Wilshere did not sign an 8 year contract at the Goons. Fifa regulations state that only a maximum of 5 year contract may be signed with the extra years able to be activated if the club wishes to do so. Therefore meaning Wilshere only signed for 5 and Arsenal can extend it for a further 3 if they wish to do so after 24 months of the original 5 year contract being worked.
Also please stop writing that players under 17 are on pro contracts. THIS IS NOT ALLOWED. PLEASE GET FACTS RIGHTS BEOFRE POSTING.

Yido Rob
  Forest fans, Billy Davies will make Matty Oakley his first signing AND his new captain. Expect moves also for Steve Howard and Claude Davies. Remember I always know. . .Dan the Man
  Expect Davies to take a look at Danny Shittu and Nicky Hunt from Bolton. Also expect him to consider Tamir Cohen from Bolton to boost the midfield.
  Newport county striker connor pullen could be on the verge of signing a four year deal with league two outfit barnet after a succseful trial with the club
  Yeovil town youth acedemy pair jack chard and liam pinney might be joining droylsden the conference side are being prepared to make a loan bid for the two sixteen year olds

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