Football Rumours Archive May 07 2010


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07 May 2010 22:49:27
Jose Mourinho has bought a house in Alderley Edge. Cast Iron guaranteed.


07 May 2010 21:34:20
Ancelotti looking @ David Luiz, Hernanes, Franck Ribery & Aguero


07 May 2010 21:24:07
HARRY REDKNAPP will be given a £40m transfer kitty for Spurs' assault on the Champions League – with Michael Carrick topping his wanted list.


07 May 2010 21:27:24
These posts that have 7 guys coming into Arsenal and 7 going out make me laugh.

It's going to be this simple, as long as Arsenal and the clubs/players can agree to terms and wages:


FW Chamakh
MF Hazard
CD Kjaer
GK: Diego Lopez


Arshavin (sold to Barcelona for 18 mln)


07 May 2010 21:29:38
Rafa looking @ Schmeichel(Free), Kolorov, Wilson(Loan back), Richards, Shelvey(Done deal), Mata, Arda(P/x) & Balotelli(Loan)


07 May 2010 21:31:01
Fergie looking @ Akinfeev(Free), Smalling(Done), Rodwell, Di Maria & Benzema(Loan)


07 May 2010 21:01:21
Wenger looking @ Lukaku, Hazard & Savic


07 May 2010 20:39:38
Liverpool in talks to sign Stefan Kiessling! Had an unbelievable season in Germany this year and LFC want to wrap up the deal before he goes to the World Cup, because his price will sky rocket.
Fee is £17million, the clubs have a good relationship after the Hyypia transfer. He will be a great signing!


07 May 2010 20:32:32
Walsall Squad 2010/2011

Rene Gilmartin
Tim Cooney
Ben Hamer – Loan

Mike Rose – £50k
Darryl Westlake
Clayton McDonald
Mark Hughes
Manny Smith
Neal Trotman – Loan
Jamie Vincent
Netan Sansara

Peter Till
Kevin O'Connor
Richard Taundry
John Spicer – Free
Dwayne Mattis
Mark Bradley
Sean Geddes
Sam Adkins
Josh O'Keefe
Julian Gray
Steve Jones

Darren Byfield
Lewis Guy
Alex Bowerman
Alex Nicholls
William Grigg


07 May 2010 20:25:15
I support newcastle and i know for a fact the newcastle team atm will go straight ack down from the big league i think there need another centre back e.g. micheal mancienne from chelsea on loan, centre midfielder; scott brown from celtic and one more striker eren derdiyok from bayer levurkusen

real rumors good sources
arsenal chamakh, diakhite, sakho, javi martinez and a goalkeeper debating on hart or green

aston villa mcgeady, loan move for robie keane, elmander

birmingham carlos martinez, steven davis, damarcus beasley

blackburn dindane, milan badelj

bolton colin kazim richards, perticone

chelsea sergio aguero, david luiz, van der vaart

everton joao moutinho, sessegnon

fulham okaka, odiaha

liverpool cahill, bougherra, gignac, obinna

man city Dmytro Chygrynskiy, di maria, balotelli, cazorla

man utd manuel neuer, phil jones, stephen ireland, david silva, guiseppi rossi swap berbatov

stoke city david james, glenn loovens, nugent

sunderland christian rivieros, peter whittingham, salvador cabanas

tottenham simon kjaer, ashley young, edin dzeko

west ham marc wilson, chris eagles, jimmy bullard, micheal chopra

wigan ben foster, joe mattock, darren pratley, paolo guerrero

wolves, Eldin Jakupović joe ledley, jason roberts, nicky hunt

thats what i have for the moment more updates later when i get some more rumours


07 May 2010 20:02:05
Solid Southampton Summer Signings:

Brian Stock (Doncaster Rovers) – £1, 300,000
Gary Hooper (Scthorpe United) – £1,000,000
James McEveley (Derby County) – FREE
Michail Antonio (Reading) – LOAN
Papa Waigo N'Diaye (Fiorentina) – £300,000
Roy O'Donovan (Sunderland) – £400,000
David Wheater (Middlesborough) – £1, 500,000


07 May 2010 20:05:39
Who wrote this?

07 May 2010 19:23:59
I was talking to Neil Adams (radio Norfolk) he informed me personally that there are going to to many major changes at the club due to the finances.
Paul lambert is to be aloud leave if he wishes
mark robins being lined up
all high earners are to leave.

smith is 18 years old on and on his first contract, mcdonald was signed from nonleague and i doubt a manager as highly regarded as lambert would just be allowed to leave without some kind of compensation. dohert fair enough signed in prem league but still.

get off the pills or maybe up your dosage


07 May 2010 19:56:17

Alan Hutton – Sunderland – £3m
Jermaine Jenas – Aston Villa – £5m
Robbie Keane – Celtic – £12m


Joe Cole – Free
Eidur Gudjohnsen – £6m


07 May 2010 19:54:02
Are preston fans so stupid, David Nugent will cost over £2m transfer fee plus £30k a week wage.. yeah im sure that will happen.

Real PNE transfers:

Danny Welbeck – Loan
Matthew James – Loan
Brian Wilson – Free
Benjamin Smith – Free
Sean McDaid – Free
Etienne Esajas – Free
Paul McLeod – Free


07 May 2010 19:51:08
Preston News

Manny Smith Walsall close to joining {end of contract}
Colin Nish Hibs fee agreed


07 May 2010 19:45:46
Preston News

Elliot Ward – £300k
Danny Welbeck – Loan
Tom Williams – Undisclosed
Tom Cleverley – Loan

Stephen Elliott – £100k
Neill Collins – £100k


07 May 2010 19:37:50
1.Paul Robinson (HG)
13.Kasper Schmeichel (NOTTS COUNTY) FREE (HG)
38.Mark Bunn (HG)

27.Michael Salgado
39.Pascal Chimbonda
4.Christopher Samba
5.Gael Givet
6.Ryan Nelsen
28.Phil Jones (HG)
3.Nadir Belhadj (PORTSMOUTH) £3,000,000
21.Martin Ollson (HG)

7.David Hoillet (HG)
18.El Hadj–Diouf
8.David Dunn (HG)
10.Graham Dorrans (WEST BROM) £6,000,000 (HG)
14.Amine Linganzi
15.Steven N'Zonzi
17.Keith Andrews (HG)
30.Jimmy Bullard (HULL) £2,000,000 (HG)
11.Stephen Hunt (HULL) £2, 500,000 (HG)
12.Morten Gamst Pederson

9.Liedson (SPORTING LISBON) £8,000,000
16.Jo (MAN CITY) £3,000,000
19.Kevin Kuranyi (SCHALKE) FREE
22.Nikola Kalinic

Players do not have to register if under 21 and home grown.


07 May 2010 19:32:38
Kenny Daglish has agreed a £2.5m deal with Rangers to bring young centre back Danny Wilson to Anfield, as part of the deal Rangers will get the promise of Liverpool forward Daniel Pacheco on loan for the season.


07 May 2010 19:22:52
Real madrid have prioritised steven gerrard and pedro rodriguez as there main two targets this season.

despite noises comin outa anfield today, gerrard is lilkly to leave the club he loves in order to re discover his best form n love for football.
pedro is less likly, the barcelona frontman has came through the ranks at the club n evn if barce did accept the huge bid on the table 4 him, pedro would still av to agree to the move.real are willing to offer upwards of 20 million tho n it may be enough to force the catalunians hand!


07 May 2010 19:23:59
I was talking to Neil Adams (radio Norfolk) he informed me personally that there are going to to many major changes at the club due to the finances.
Paul lambert is to be aloud leave if he wishes
mark robins being lined up
all high earners are to leave..


07 May 2010 19:21:34
Before I start – why do absolutely zero of my comments ever make it to your web page ? – anyway I will try again

Arsenal will not sign a keeper, they are not even looking at one. Also, the only players leaving are Silvestre and Merida.

They will be signing Upson and Van De Wiel and that's all (apart of course from our soon to be confirmed striker from Bordeaux) {editor's note – because up till now you have not put in any rumours, so your comments go on the banter page.}


07 May 2010 19:17:08
Lfc news.
rafa will stay. juventus really annoyed. so are some lfc fans. no new owners this season. unless something dramatically happens. unlikely.
rafa wants £40m plus sales. but with £30m needed to pay intererest plus £4.5m needed to pay roma for aquilani second payment. leaving rafa with £5.5m he was happy as long as he got to keep sales from players. degan 3m cavelleri 2m plessis 2.5m skrtel 8m riera 7m benayoun 9m and maybe torres 70m leving rafa with £117 or £37m and keeping torres. rafa happy with circumstances for ''NOW'' and possibly [babel 10m]. his targets are starting with gk dida free hennesey 2m hart 4m. defence richards 6m kjaer 12m taiow 10m abidal 3.5m cahill 13m migel 2m belhaj [spelling] 4m others been targeted but these prefered choice. midfielders jonjo shelvy 3m done deal. guti free. jovanvic free nearly done deal. pieenar 10m unlikely. milner 20m young 22m silva 19m van der vaart 10m lennon unlikely 25m joaquin 10m capel 12m turan 12m depends on babel. de federico 7m parker 7m giovinco 12m cambiaso 14m m.johnson 7m ireland 10m martinez 15m forwards chamach free offerd contract but most likely sign for arsenal eduardo 7m cole 10m villa 25m aguero 33m benzema 25m pandev 5m ballotelli 15m milito 10m bojan 12m raul free other players are been targeted the big money moves really do depend on torres but unless he sees some big money moves he may well jump ship barcelona will offer £50m plus players abidal and bojan could suit all parties. could be an interesting season without the champions league distracting us maybe just maybe rafa could land number 19


07 May 2010 19:15:47

Mike Rose – £50k
John Spicer – Free
Lewis Guy – Free
Jon Macken – Free
Kevin O'Connor – Brentford – Undisclosed
Troy Deeney – £50k
Matt Richards – £20k
Rhys Weston – Released
Sam Parkin – Released


07 May 2010 19:11:25
Darren Moore signing a 12month deal at League 2 Burton Albion as Player/Coach
Jim O Brien has signed a 3 year deal at Oakwell
O Neil Thompson will be signing for Rotherham in a swap deal for Adam Le Fondre


07 May 2010 18:57:37
Preston North End news.

Darlington striker Tadhg Purcell has rejected the offer of a new deal. Preston North End is where here will be playing his football next season.

Also other players rumoured to be linked with Preston North End are:

Ritchie De Laet
Dann Sh1ttu
Tom Cleverley
Zheng Zhi
Andrew Surman
Danny Welbeck
Paul Hayes
David Nugent


07 May 2010 18:57:39
Boyd to Birmingham (free)
Steven fletcher to Bolton (2.5m)
Danny wilson to Liverpool (3m)
Micheal carrack to tottenham (10m +modric)
Riera to Majorca (8m)
Joe Cole to Liverpool (free)
bellamy+swp to liverpool (12.5m)


07 May 2010 19:01:06







07 May 2010 19:08:09
Arsenal will sign 6 players this summer

firstly a gk is wanted..this will be ajax n holland shot stopper alex stekelenburg if all goes to plan if not chris kirkland is a shock name tht is high on wengers list.

with campbell n soon gallas signing extra yr deals wenger will only sign 1 centr half.the targets are diakhate who is already in advanced talks n gary cahill of bolton is also being touted.

in midfield scott parker will join and will be followed in by eden hazard.hazard will be the marquee signing of the summer.

up top wenger is tryn to sign mario ballotelli but inter want close 2 the 20 million mark wear as wenger is only willing to offer upto 15.the other striker is obv marroune chamakh on a free!


07 May 2010 18:43:37
Man city targets (in my opinion)

Buffon £25m – mancini is a long time admirer of his and tried to sign him when at inter.

Torres £70m – won't happen but will still submit the offer anyway.

Gerrard £35m – again won't happen but will still submit the bid

aquiliani £15m – big suprise but tried to sign him from roma when at inter milan

Kaka – £50m again probably not likley but will try anyway.

probably a load of sh!t but knowing the way man city are i wouldn't be suprised if all of these players are approached


07 May 2010 18:51:28


Jim o'brien has officaly signed a 3 year contract
Jamie Mackie – plymouth ( has been 2 oakwell for talks)
Adam le Fondre – Rotherham( deal agrred in January)
Simon Cox – west brom
nicky law – rotherham
Charlie mulegrew – aberdeen

Robins also in talks 2 sign 1 of players from stoke permantly
Dickinson (most likely)
Shotton (loan)

Outs –
Darren moore – Burton (offical)
Jon macken – released
Anderson De silva – Doncaster
Rob Kozluk – released
Bogdanovic – sheff utd/leeds


07 May 2010 18:33:39
Steve McLaren New Manager.

1.Diego Benaglio
12.Boaz Myhill (HULL) £1, 500,000
35.Marwin Hitz

2.Andreas Beck (HOFFENHEIM) £5,000,000
19.Peter Pekarik
17.Aleksander Madlung
43.Andrea Barzagli
6.Jan Simunek
16.Fabian Johnson
4.Marcel Schafer
3.Timothee Atouba (Ajax) £2,000,000

15.Karim Ziabi
32.Gervinho (LILLE) £5, 500,000
8.Juan Roman Riquelme (BOCA) FREE
25.Christian Gentner
10.Zvjezdan Misimovic
24.Hernanes (SAO PAULO) FREE
30.Sebastian Schinderliwz
14.Charles N'Zogbia (WIGAN) £13,000,000
18.Landon Donovan (LA GALAXY) FREE

9.Edin Dzeko
11.Obafemi Martins
39.David Suazo (INTER) £1, 500,000
27.Alexander Esswein


07 May 2010 18:36:31
It is unlikely that Stephen Ireland will transfer/sign for Manchester United. His agent is actually shopping him on the continent and likely destinations are either AC Milan or Deportivo La Coruna.


07 May 2010 17:57:24
Heard of a few rumours regarding glasgow rangers outs McGregor 4m , Bougherra 6m , Novo free , Beasley Free , McCulloch 1.5m , Boyd Free

Ins Craig Conway 1.2m – dundee united , Craig Bryson 800K – kilmarnock , Paul Gallacher 900k – St mirren , Sol Bamba 1M – Hibs , Lukasz Jutkiewicz 1m – everton.

None of these players are star studded but there all that rangers can afford at the moment.


07 May 2010 17:46:16
Notts county to sign Beckford


07 May 2010 17:48:06
Liverpool are looking at selling the club within the next few months, this process will be a very close and confidential process.They have spoken to all previous intrested parties plus others so all these silly rumours people saying dic or anyone else is pure fabrication, it will just be a matter of sit and wait for the day it happens as this will be extremely confidential.Hicks and Gillet have not set a price on the club, it is just a bidding market and will look for the new owners to get the stadium built asap as part of the deal.Rafa WILL stay on as manager and has submitted his list of players to the chairman that he thinks will strengthen his squad for next season, plus players that are surpluss to requirements.Torres and Gerrard will NOT be sold as we don't need the money to pay of loan repayments so please stop all this pathetic properganda.I have a good contact at the club and the players rafa is looking at are J.cole (free) jovanovic(free)Turan(12 million)Bastos(10 million)cahill(14 million)Ireland(8 million)Dida (free).Plus a gem of a striker i will announce in due course but trust me this one will astonish everyone!


07 May 2010 17:35:50
Any burnley rumours please ??


07 May 2010 17:36:53
M.utd are ready to step there interest up in midfielder (utd fan)stephen ireland.irelands lack of first team action has prompted him to declare his future is unclear and is most likly to look to move on.with city set to spend big again this summer the only hesitation thy will have in selling ireland is to the red side of the city.ireland would love the chance to join utd despite coming through the city ranks bt city may play hard ball.


07 May 2010 17:20:55
Southampton FC Target's:

Lee Trundle (Swansea)
Hayden Mullins (Porstmouth)
James McEveley (Derby)
Roy O'Donovan (Sunderland)
Michail Antonio (Reading)
Papa Waigo (Fiorentina)
Brian Stock (Doncaster)
Gary Hooper (Scun7horpe)
Patrick McCarthy (Crystal Palace)
David Wheater (Middlesborough)
Ryan Dickson (Brentford)
Neil Danns (Crystal Palace)
Scott Arfield (Falkirk)
Stephen Hunt (Notts County)
Matt Derbyshire
Jonas Olsson (WBA)
Kasper Schmeichel (Notts County)


07 May 2010 17:21:51
Real transfers

piquionne–lyon to fulham
riveros–cruz azul to sunderland
diakhate–dynamo kiev to arsenal
mphela–sundowns to ity
walters–ipswich to stoke

all are in advanced talks!!


07 May 2010 17:24:20
For the fella who posted a REALLY long essay about Chelsea and Arsenal:
How would Chelsea have first refusal on Luis Suarez? I don't recall any kind of activity between Ajax and Chelsea of late and that's where first refusals descend from! Arsenal paid Ajax £10m for Vermaelen and are likely to return in the next few weeks for Gregory van der Wiel. 3 of Ajax's players: Christian Eriksen, Markuus Stekelenburg and van der Wiel are summer targets – however, we don't have a first refusal option on any of their players – I think you've just simply made that bit up! The reason Arsenal have good relations with Ajax is down to one Dennis Bergkamp who is currently coaching at the club.

As for your claims on the following players: Hugo Rodallega, Mauro Zarate, Carlton Cole, Takayuki Morimoto – non are good enough to play for Arsenal. None are even under consideration. Read whats spouted in the red tops with a pinch of salt. If they don't come up with junk like this they don't shift papers to gullible people like you! Simple. As for Mario Balotelli – not a prayer – poor attitude and after Anelka and Adebayor, he's not the kind of player AW would entertain. Giampaolo Pazzini is an option but only if the price is right – it would be a luxury rather than necessity. If Eduardo leaves he could be considered. There's not much focus on the forwards front unless someone become injured WC10/pre–season. Van Persie/Chamakh/Bendtner/Walcott/Arshavin/Sunu gives us plenty enough options.

You also listed a load of defenders without any of them making any sense. Van Der Wiel will replace Sagna who is either heading to Juventus or Milan. Hangeland is the wrong side of 30, Richards would be so overpriced – so it's Diakhate, Cahill, Kjaer and Subotic in the frame. Silvestre and Gallas will depart on free's but Sol stays on for another 12 months.

Midfield: Merida and Diaby: Well, Merida's off to Spain on a free, but Diaby will be staying so no idea where you've got this wierd little list from! Melo in only if he's part of the Sagna deal. Charles N'Zogbia, Ander Herrera, Clement Chantome, James McCarthy, Steven NZonzi – none good enough for our first team and Wenger has distinctly specified it is experienced first team players that will be brought in! Scott Parker – wrong side of 30 and would be overpriced. Not as good as Song either. Why would we pay big wages to a bench warmer? Jack Rodwell – no chance. Everton will do all they can to keep him and he'd cost the earth. His team mate Fellaini is one being looked at should he be fit in time.

As for Chelsea – you'll be losing Cashley to Real Madrid once Mourinho is officially announced as Manager. This may get you Kaka though on a 1yr loan deal with the option to buy. I'd be surprised if Real simply let him go this summer on a permanent transfer. There would be no way they'd recoup their initial layout! Anelka likely to be sold – a return to Liverpool perhaps? Ballack returning to Germany on a free unless Harry Redface fancies paying him megabucks to warm the bench for Palacios. One thing is for sure, title or no title– Chelsea need to refresh their team with some young legs this summer. There's not many of your current first team that carries much of a sell on value and Drogba, Lampard and Terry are getting no more spritely!


07 May 2010 17:17:27
I hear from a reliable source that Manchester United are looking for an experienced performer who can pose a physical presence in front of a large audience and who is not frightened to "dream the dream".

However Susan Boyle thinks she may go to Chelsea


07 May 2010 17:11:08
Rotherham United:


Prince Moncrieffe £250k
Mark Weaver £100k
Andy Watson £50k
Ken Richardson (free)
Mirsad Bubalovic (free)


07 May 2010 16:54:19
Any solid southampton fc rumours??


07 May 2010 17:08:54
Liverpool looking at alot of free transfers as the Yanks arnt willing to spend any money on the 'sinkingship' they are trying to flog. Dida, James, Schmeichel, Pernia, Silvinho, Gallas, Campbell, Cannavaro, Melchiot, Belletti, Cole, Pires, Ballack, Guti, Ledley, Riquelme, Bresciano, Govou, Jovanovic, Boyd, Kuranyi & Chamakh are all posibilities! Outs will be – Cavalieri, Aurelio, Skrtel, Degen, Riera & Babel(p/x Arda Turan) ;)



07 May 2010 16:48:14
I am an everton fan, however i am becoming increasingly annoyed at people claiming that liverpool have no money.Unfortunately are local paper(LIVERPOOL ECHO) claims almost everyweek about liverpools takeover nearly being complete and the paper even revealed plans for the new stadium a few weeks ago.It also claims martin brougham(spelling)has hadd a numerous amount of meetings with; rafa, players, king kenny, and some backroom staff about getting the club seriously contending for the title every year !In conclusion:THEY WILL HAVE MONEY–rafa may waste this again haha.

what i no or havee heard on merseyside:
before rumours Adam Hammil's girlfriend lives on the road witch my street is in.I speak to him quite a bit when he is back, he currently lives in a flat nearby barnsley, however he recently bought a audi–because he sold his flat(as he is moving i can assure you of this)no formal offers have been made of yet, but there is interest from notts county, qpr(unlikely as he is staying north west)but hopes to join play off chasing chamionship teams)work this out yourself–blackpool if they don't make it ?..
Also liverpool scout eduardo macia has been scouting adam mathews–i was told by fellow scout hughie mccauley.
and baxter will be sent on loan to ligue 1 team who can assure first team football as moyesy has requested this as he feels he will benifit.

getting on to rumours(please correct me if there is no truth)
us:please don't leave roders ! anyway, pienar will stay yakubu will leave;cardozo will replace.a double swoop for sporting cp pair veloso and moutinho will be made if roders leaves erm i don't think there is any other strong possibilities abart from fringe players leaving and being replaced by new ones.

The reds:degen will leave £3m and be replaced by mathews, martin kelly will play as 3rd choice with the option of covering the cb role, , kolorav was seen eating with skrtel in the pub chilwall 5 ways according to my friends i guess he will be signed for no less than £10m unless deal involves a p/e
as i have gatherd there will be a clearout on the wings including:riera, el zhar, possibly benayoun + babel in will be jovanovic who can play lw/st(free)joe.cole(free) and mata/turan–both if babel is sold.if deal collapses expect a stricker like k.jones/c.cole(£10m each) however this is unlikely as a result use liverpool fans can expect someone like higuain who has been strongly linked.also cavalieri's replacement will be dida(free/hennesy(£2m)
king kenny will also spend £10–£20m on 16–19 year olds.
coyb x


07 May 2010 16:48:47
"Why are all you Manchester United fans banking on signing Igor Akinfeev? Sibneft (Roman Abramovich's oil company) has a major sponsorship with CSKA With Abramovich looking to cut down costs he has seen Igor as an ideal replacement for Cech (who will leave next season)." – Close. Abramovich sold his holding in Sibneft 5 years ago to Gazprom, who dropped sponsorship of CSKA straight away. I'd suspect Akinfeev is United's most likely target to replace VDS – Kucszak is angling for a move away and both Moscow clubs have shown interest, so the timing would work well for all parties – Kucszak would arrive in time to get pre–season in before the 2011 season started in Russia, United would get VDS' replacement in with 6 months to acclimatise while VDS was still at the club plus – from United's perspective – they'd make a profit on the transaction. Certainly United aren't going to sign a big name keeper to replace VDS this summer – there's no way he would have signed for another year if that was the case.


07 May 2010 16:33:53
I saw that lee trundle may be joining southampton so I asked my friend within the club and he said that this is 100% true they have contacted him but he is pondering a offer from Swansea, Southampton, Swindon and Colchester.


07 May 2010 16:27:39
Unsigned told us at 07 May 2010 15:10:59:
All about Liverpool's plans to rebuild and a £50m war chest that Benitez hoped to have. It was also suggested that Romelu Lukaku would be joing and that he "wants to learn from Torres".

Unfortunately, I fear that this is someone hopeful thinking. Specifically Lukala has been subject to one firm bid, thought to be euro 10M, from Chelsea. Anderlecht have accepted this bid and Chelsea have permission to speak with Lukala's father Roger. No doubt other bids will arrive over the next few weeks, but the critical factor in negotiations will be whther he would be allowed to stay on loan at Anderlecht. My understanding is that the preference of Roger Lukala would be to fend off all bids for this summer and discuss a transfer next year. It strikes me that this will run and run over the summer – but I am sure that there is near zip chance of the player moving to Liverpool.

I also understand that Drogba and Adebayor are the players that he looks up to and hopes to emulate.



07 May 2010 16:18:37
The meeting that took place the other day with Rafa and the new chairman has resolved the spaniards future. what the press didn't mention is that a representative from the company buying liverpool was present to outline the plans of the new owner and assure rafa that everything would be in place by the end of june. Rafa has submitted his transfer targets to this representative who will disccuss them with the new owner before giving the thumbs up in the next meeting scheduled soon. G&H are not involved anymore as a price has been agreed and all that remains is for the chairman to see the deal through. This may seem an odd way to conduct things but with Juve and other clubs in talks with Rafa and Player discontent in the squad it was decided to act quickly and make their intentions known before the world cup.


07 May 2010 16:23:04
No stupid rumours, I deal in facts!

These WILL happen:


OT Jones, McVeigh, Cureton, Gill and Elliot all released.
Wiggins – Bournemouth (Undisclosed)


Forster (Season long Loan)
K Phillips (Birmingham on a free)
Ian Harte (Carlisle, undisclosed fee)
T Spurr (Sheff Wed, 350k)
L Lita (Middlesbrough, 500k)
L Moore (WBA – Loan)


07 May 2010 15:32:24
Confirmed that Marlon Harewood is leavin Villa in the summer. There is interest from a couple of teams abroad and some championship teams.


07 May 2010 15:36:21
(In resonse to) Everton FC;

Out;Jack Rodwell, Steven Pienaar, Dan Gosling, Cody Arnoux, Anton Peterlin, Yakubu, Louis Saha.......EFC's favoured options are; Landon Donovan, Oscar Cardozo, Dieumerci Mbokani, Joao Moutinho, Jan Vertonghen, Javier Pinola, Phillipe Sendros and Ahmed Al–Muhammadi.

What a load of garbage. Get a grip man. As if we'll be selling 6 players and buying nearly 25. Gosling is out for another 10 months for starters. What a joke.

Serious players in: Beckford, Joao Silva, Mucha, Zlatko Januzovic and Onoua.

Outs: Vaughan and possibly Yobo/Yakubu.


07 May 2010 15:10:59
Liverpool to start re–building immediately. Rafa has outlined 5 new first team players and 3 starlets. With new owners on the way (discussions to go through the WC) Rafa is hoping for a £50m war chest, with money coming in from the new Standard Chartered sponsorship. Rafa has outlined a new LB, CD, RB, LM and ST to get the side back on track.
Fabio Aurelio will leave on a bosman, likely to join AC Milan.
Martin Skrtel will sign for Juventus in an £8m deal.
Phillipp Degen will join FC Basel for £3m.
Albert Riera will join Deportivo for £6m.
Joining will be:
Kaspar Schmeichel to join on a free.
Nadir Belhadj to sign from Portsmouth for £4m.
Simon Kjaer to join for £11m. Danish manager believes it would benefit his game to play alongside fellow countryman Dan Agger.
Vasillis Torosidis will join for £5m after a glowing reference from Soto.
David Silva MIGHT join for £23m. This is the price tag Rafa is looking at for him and Valencia see Mata as a better winger. Of course teams in bigger places are looking, so this one is likely to hit the rocks.
Milan Jovanovic to join on a bosman. Will provide back–up for Fernando and give him the chance to rest up now and then.

Also coming in are likely to be:
Jonjo Shelvey (£1.7m), Danny Wilson (£4m) and Romelu Lukaku (£6m; hottest prospect around. Wants to learn from Torres)


07 May 2010 14:26:28
Rumour Petrov to Celtic McGeady to Villa and Young will be sold to ManUtd!


07 May 2010 15:05:20
Eduardo to Lyon done deal 6.5 – 8.5 mill


07 May 2010 14:00:15
Chelsea FC:

Out; Deco, Ballack, Joe Cole, Belletti, Ferreira, Anelka, Kalou

Igor Akinfeev should be brought in to replace Cech in the near future (they can fight for the top job over the next 12 months or so until Cech leaves). No real other keepers are being considered (Sergio Asenjo but not seriously) as many people know (and an equally large number seem not to) Sibneft, Roman's oil company is a major partner of CSKA (to the point where it may be considered almost his second team).

Van der Vaart is surplus to requirement at Real with Franck incoming and makes the most obvious sense, but Liverpool, Man U and Citeh are also in that chase, not keen on spending more than 10 million on him. Pjanic has really stood up during the CL but i've also heard that Perez has been after him since he sent RM out. Dzagoev has drawn interest from Man U but is a big Frank Lampard and Chelsea fan, he's a bit small but talented, impressed in the CL and Zhirkov means there's another Russian about at Chelsea. Alex Teixeira was the real star of the youth World Cup in Egypt and has recently moved from Brazil to Shaktar Donetsk, undeniably talented the next big name Brazilian attacking mid, could be good to get him before he's worth a fortune ala Pato. Hamsik will almost certainly not be coming to Chelsea he's extended his contract with Napoli seems to like Italy and with Inter coming courting both of his PL suitors, us and united will probably miss out. David Silva will probably end up staying in Spain, as good as he'd be he is not the most likely of the group. Ki Sung–Yueng from Celtic is also possible and would be a good player particularly to help push Chelsea's economic self sufficiency. Kaka is also possible if part of a swap with RM for Ashley Cole.

Contractually Ballack is still up in the air, he's been linked with Liverpool (not happening), Inter (maybe), Bayern (most likely). If he goes Schweinstiger is the obvious replacement. Yoann Gourcuff and Ashley Young are other options. Matic will have a role to play but we need a true replacement for Michael as Matic won't be truly ready for a few years yet.

Joe Cole is all but gone with a myriad of suitors after him. Front runner Angel di Maria aside, the options boil down to Miroslav Stoch, Gai Assulin and Thaigo Alcantara both of whom's availability is determined by what happens in Barcelona during the transfer period, particularly regarding Cesc, and the man from their cross town rival's Javi Martinez. Hatem Ben Arfa is an unlikely signing, but would be great.

Neven Subotic and David Luiz have all been mentioned, with Luiz probably the best option to replace Belletti and Ferreira. Darijo Srna has also been mentioned but will be unlikely to move. Giorgio Chiellini would be a great signing but is unlikely. Thiago Silva has also recently emerged as apossible target.

For Anelka, the clear front runner is Aguero, his class is apparent to all. Pato seems destined to one day join Chelsea, Milan are desperate not to loose him for next season the likely outcome will be Pato signing this season and being loaned back to Milan, whilst Aguero/Suarez/Villa/Torres come in this year. Finally there is Luis Suarez who we apparently have first refusal on, presumably a refusal we'll only act upon if Citeh outbids us in the race for Aguero. David Villa and Fernando Torres are both highly unlikely (Barca, Citeh RM, staying on, more likely) but neither can be ruled out completely.

As for Kalou there are several options, Moussa Dembele a highly talented and strong physical forward, who fits in well with our style of play. Though potentially outclassed by rising stars Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore any of those four would be good signings. There is also Neymar and he should be considered a serious contender for Kalou's job. Romelu Lukaku is a must! One more player who should be considered is Takayuki Morimoto another player who could help end our Abro reliance through Japanese merch sales and he's pretty talented to boot. Seydou Doumbia's move to CSKA moves him into Abramovich's orbit, meaning a future move to Chelsea is more likely.

As for Ashley Cole, Juan Manuel Vargas is the only real option I see, I hope we don't loose Ashley, though Vargas is good. Dani Alves obvioulsy plays on the right and is not a real option to replace Ashley, but could be part of swap deal with Barca for Ashley, while if Real win the chase then perhaps a Kaka unhappy at Real could rejoin Carlo at Stamford Bridge.

For youth signings, Urreta would be great alongside Kakuta or di Maria he's probably a 2012 signing. Christian Eriksen and Romelu Lukaku should be key targets.

Manchester United FC:

Out; Berbatov, Vidic, Carrick, Tomasz Kuszczak, Tom Cleverley, Zoran Tosic, Owen, Fabio (loan)

For Berbatov and Owen a swap deal with Milan for Klaas Jan Huntelaar is quite likely though a swap with Sevilla for Luis Fabiano is also possible. Aguero is an outside chance particularly if Pato signs with Chelsea. Chicarito has already signed and Takayumi Morimoto, Neymar and Alexis Sanchez are still possibles. Mirko Vucinic is attracting interest from both United and City. Robinho would definitely be worth a cheeky bid. Andy Carroll could be alright as well. Higuain is another unlikely signing.

Vidic will form part of a swap deal for Benzema. Marnick Vermijl as well as the confirmed signings of Dodo and Chris Smalling will take over the defensive role. Giorgio Chiellini, Gary Cahill, Gareth Bale, Neven Subotic and David Luiz are unlikely signing but one that might happen.

To replace Carrick and Tosic, Miguel Veloso and Jack Rodwell will both be bought in anticipation of Scholes or Giggs moving on at the end of season. Man U will also compete for David Silva, Milos Krasic and Angel di Maria with Chelsea and Man City, Hazard with Arsenal and will seek Joe Cole for a Bosman signing. Hamsik seems headed to Inter so SAF will concentrate on Defour, Gourcuff, Douglas Costa, Stephen Ireland, Hatem Ben Arfa, Milner, Ashley Young, Pienaar, Lassana Diarra and Ki Sung–Yueng. RVDV would be good if Chelsea/ Liverpool don't sign him. Luka Modric, Jack Rodwell and Miguel Veloso are probably the most likely signings.

For Kuszczak, Manuel Neuer, Hugo Lloris and Gianluigi Buffon are the front runners though Igor Akinfeev may be snatched from under Chelsea's nose if deals cannot be secured with one of the others. There is also the possibility that De Gea may get the gong.

Arsenal FC:

Out; Almunia, Rosicky, Senderos, Merida, Silvestre, Eduardo, Diaby, Vela (loan)

Almunia: Hugo Lloris, Manuel Neuer, Doni, Sergio Romero, Gianluigi Buffon, Sebastien Frey, Yohann Pele and Robert Green are all being considered to replace Almunia. Joe Hart is also a possibility.

Rosicky: Eden Hazard or possibly Yoann Gourcuff or Steven Defour in will go in a part trade deal for Rosicky.

Senderos: will be replaced by one of Micah Richards, Gregory van der Wiel, Bede Hangeland, Phil Jones, Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and Simon Kjaer.

Merida and Diaby: Felipe Melo and either Charles N'Zogbia, Ander Herrera, Jack Rodwell, Clement Chantome, James McCarthy, Steven NZonzi or Scott Parker will quite possibly come in to assist Song in the defensive midfield allowing Cesc and Hazard room further forward.

Silvestre: Mamadou Sakho, Kamil Zayatte, Stefan Savic, Martin Caceres, Neven Subotic, James Tomkins and Steven Mouyokolo are all options being lined up to replace Silvestre.

Eduardo: Chamakh will come in Bosman, there will be no other forwards signed unless AW gets a good deal for Hugo Rodallega, Mauro Zarate, Abel Hernandez, Carlton Cole, Takayuki Morimoto, Mario Balotelli, Giampaolo Pazzini or Loic Remy. Will compete with Chelsea for Lukaku and Eriksen at youth level.

Everton FC;

Out;Jack Rodwell, Steven Pienaar, Dan Gosling, Cody Arnoux, Anton Peterlin, Yakubu, Louis Saha

With the money made from the sales of Jack Rodwell, Steven Pienaar, and potentially Dan Gosling Everton will seek large scale squad regeneration to regain their spot in European competition.

For Yakubu and Saha, EFC are considering Oscar Cardozo, Sacha Kljestan, Landon Donovan, Jermain Beckford, Robbie Keane, Bryan Ruiz, Dieumerci Mbokani, Kevin de Bruyne, Roberto Soldado, Mario Mandzukic, John Carew, Kevin Doyle, Mate Bilic, Jeremaine Lens and Hugo Rodallega.

For Pienaar, Joao Moutinho will be signed (though there is a reasonable body of opinion that he too will simply use EFC as a highway into Man U, Chelsea or Arsenal) A more long term option may be Stephen Ireland. A more interesting option may be Guti.

For Rodwell, Sully Muntari and Jan Vertonghen are the front runners but EFC runs the risk of Vertonghen doing a Rodwell as well.

In defence EFC are looking at Javier Pinola, Nedum Onuoda, Steven Taylor, Christian Ribeiro, Ahmed Al–Muhammadi and Maynor Figueroa. They also hope to keep Phillipe Sendros.

EFC's favoured options are; Landon Donovan, Oscar Cardozo, Dieumerci Mbokani, Joao Moutinho, Jan Vertonghen, Javier Pinola, Phillipe Sendros and Ahmed Al–Muhammadi.


07 May 2010 14:23:41
Tottenham fans get realistic your not even gonna get past the qualafiers you could of teams like Zenit, Dynamo Kiev, Ajax or Braga , And Harry thinks hes going to put bids in for di maria, maicon and kuyt get grip.

Liverpool ins__
turan £12m
J.Cole Free
Milan Jovanavic Done deal bosman rule
Jonjo Shelvey Done deal bosman rule

Arsenal ins__
Chamakh Done deal bosman rule
Victor Valdes £7.5m
Toby Alberwield £4m

Chelsea ins__
Sergio Aguero £45m+Forlan exchange for ObiMikel And Kalou


07 May 2010 13:29:34
Kalou set to sign for Lazio for an undisclosed fee.


07 May 2010 13:35:31
Has anyone got any news about the takeover at anfield. who is in the running are when its going to be done. no bullst rumors.


07 May 2010 13:27:43
Zheng zhi, goodwille and O'Brien all to Barnsley
To be confirmed within first week of transfers


07 May 2010 13:17:35

Before I start I should clear a few things up :

1. Bale or Modric will not be leaving tottenham for Man Utd or Chelsea because they want to play in the champions league so all the reds can stop dreaming.

2. Can all the Liverpool fans please stop posting on here saying they have 30million to spend and theyre gonna sign Benzema and Huttonn etc.

Ok here are some rumours..:

Tottenham Ins :

Joe Cole (Chelsea)– Free
Oscar Cardozo (Benfica)– £15million ( Possibly + Giovani Dos Santos)

Harry will also try to sign a goalkeeper possibly James or maybe Foster
Tottenham Outs :

Kyle Walker (Loan To Sheff Utd)
Kyle Naughton(loan To Leeds Utd)
Hutton (Sunderland)– £3million
Keane (Loan To Wolves or £10 million to Villa)
Pavlyuchenko(£12million to Brum or could be part of Cardozo Deal)
Jamie O'Hara (Stoke City) – £6million (Sad to
see Him Go)

Other Rumours :

Bullard (Hull to Newcastle)
Torres(Liverpool to Chelsea)
Di Maria(Benfica to Barca)



07 May 2010 12:48:27
Darren Dennehy to Arsenal
After being the subject of a number of scouting missions from Steve Rowley, Arsene will be making a swoop for the highly rated Republic of Ireland youth international


07 May 2010 12:53:21
Lille are on course to finish 2nd in the French League. This will ensure them Champions League football next season. Therefore they would be able to afford to cover the wages of Eduardo, Rosicky and Denilson. A one year loan deal for Eduardo could be a possibility, but I would be amazed if Denilson or Rosicky agreed terms with them. Lille will want the money for Hazard, otherwise what's the point in selling him? Wenger would have to pay hard currency too – around £15–18m, but he is the one player AW wants above all others. As for Michael Ballack – complete and utter Bollcks! For starters why would Ballack want to come in as Song's reserve, secondly why would AW pay a 33yr old who has never adjusted to the English game £80k to sit on the bench! With Gallas heading out of the door because of his age and wage, can you really see Arsenal paying big bucks for someone like Ballack? No! As for the other crap claims that Doni would be Almunia's replacement – have a word! He's 30 and no longer first choice at AS Roma. He'd offer very little over what we already have in Almunia. The GK will be one of Adler, Stekelenburg or Lloris. The smart money is on Adler. Green, Frey, Buffon all the wrong side of 30 and overpriced and Hart will be at Man City next year so stop all the talk about him coming too!


07 May 2010 12:55:04
My wife is good friends with Kia Joorabchian's wife and apparently Tevez's agent has been talking with people from Germany. It has to be Bayern that he has talked to as she had said something about a deal for leased Audi.


07 May 2010 12:56:41
To all you United and Liverpool fans – get real! We haven't got millions to spend and neither have Liverpool. I have it from an official source that United are looking to make one big signing that will benefit the team for many seasons. This will be Gareth Bale will come to united and Carrick + cash to Spurs. The club agree that Evra may be soon past his peak and will ship him out to Spain in two seasons. This will allow Bale time to settle at United and will also give the team some cover on the left of midfield.

To all those Spurs fans – yes it is true that Bale has signed a contract extension but there are also some clauses in his contract. Redknapp thinks a midfielder like Carrick will bring a lot to the team in all competitions and can use the money to gain another top player.

Believe me if you want – believe me if you don't want. The source I have is very reliable as informed me about Owen before it happened.

P.s Nani to have the number 7 shirt, Hargreaves to play most of the season (if fully fit)


07 May 2010 12:58:13
Wolves rumours

hunt will be signing at the end of the season because he is irish not because of his talent because which idiot would buy a injure player knowing he might get injured again


07 May 2010 12:59:46
Andrew Surman has offers to go on loan either back to Southampton, or Norwich for a season.

Norwich are trying to get Paul Hayes to resign for them from Scthorpe.

Adam Le Fondre is going to Huddersfield.


07 May 2010 12:21:51
To the person who said Rio to Man City for £50m, you have to be joking. Even City will not pay £50m for an injury prone over 30 year old defender.
Gareth Bale will not be leaving Tottenham this summer as he's just signed a new 4 year contract.


07 May 2010 12:25:22
Deary me. Time to clear up some of the nonsense that's been doing the rounds in the red tops and on here. First off Joe Cole will NOT be going to Spurs, Arsenal or Liverpool. Spurs wouldn't break their wage structure for him and can you really see Wenger signing a 28 Year old Englishman and paying him those wages? Liverpool with no cah and no CL have no chance. A surprise move abroad seems likely. And now Bale has signed a new contract and other WSpurs players queing up to do likewise can we have an end to these ridiculous MUFC swoop for Modric/double swoop for Maodric and Bale stories? Again, its not happening. T


07 May 2010 12:14:29
Liverpool actually have £40mil NET to spend but are making out there are more financial problems than there actually are so they do not overspend. Benitez wants to keep EVERY player who has done well for the club. Leaving will be:

Cavalieri (3mil) Itjande + Aurelio (frees) San Jose (3mil) Degen (1.5mil) Riera (6.5mil) Babel (9mil) El Zhar (2mil)

Coming in will be:

Wayne Hennessey (2.5mil)
Aleksandar Kolarov (12mil + Plessis)
Danny Wilson (2.5mil)
Vasilis Torosidis (6mil)
Jonjo Shelvey (1.7mil) Already bought.
Juan Manuel Mata (17mil)
Salomon Kalou (16mil)
Karim Benzema (5mil loan with option to buy for a further 20mil at the end of the season)

Liverpool can't afford to go shopping in the top window this summer with the likes of Silva ( 23mil Man Utd), Villa (36mil Barcelona) , Aguero (37mil Chelsea)


07 May 2010 12:05:25

A Gerrard cardiff 1.5m
L Naylor Celtic free
Andre Bikey burnley 2.5m
Somen Tchoyi Red Bull Salzburg 2m
Kamil Zayatte Hull 2.5m
N Shorey villa 3.5m
S Hunt Hull 2.5m (doubt as injured till october)
J. Beatie stoke 2m
J. Ohara spurs 5m (doubtfull as wants to stay in london)
Jeremain Lens AZ Alkmaar 5m (doubtfull as lots of clubs looking at him)
Nicky Maynard brisol city 3m
looking at a few portsmoth players aswell

loans in
R. Keane Loan, we won't pay 8m
(if we can't get keane we go for wellbeck man u on loan)
Michael Mancienne chelsea

J Shakkel doncaster/norwich 500k
G Hallford champs club 1m
S Maierhofer euro club 1m
M Hill 250K/free
G Friend 100k/free
D Jones free
Mark Little free
A Keough 1m
W Hennesey 3m liverpool
S Vokes loan
A Surman loan

Forza Wolves..


07 May 2010 12:12:12
Heard Dr John Reid has asked a few favs in the Tax office to look into the tax swindlings @ Ibrox.

I hear that Reid was not happy with the media attention Boruc was getting with his "bird" in poland. Rumours suggest that it was SIR Leg less Murrys contacts that tryed to screw Boruc.

M O'neil Bk to paradise, coming in with him will be Craig Bellamy. All D Ds funding.



07 May 2010 12:03:26
La, la, la fingers in ears – it's not happening! Get a grip scousers! Posted on here yesterday was some blurt claiming Gerrard's move to Real will get them Drenthe, Van Der Vaart and Higuain in return – laughable! Gerrard's transfer will net Liverpool around £27–30m. It will be for cash and not players. Neither Van Der Vaart nor Higuain would consider playing for Liverpool (No Champions League football). Van Der Vaart has rediscovered some form this season and would command a transfer fee of around £18–20m. Higuain would cost at least £25m, whilst Drenthe is valued around £5m. As Liverpool are desperate for the money to reduce their debts, no player exchange will form part of the deal. The Torres deal (£50m) to Barcelona, will give the new manager an additional £15–20m towards the £20m that has been allocated. The remainder will again be used to service debts. Juan Mata and Simon Kjaer will not be signing, but Liverpool will land Arda Turan as part of a deal for Ryan Babel moving to Galatasaray. The rumoured deal for Dida is unlikely as he is unwilling to accept a deal to become reserve keeper. Kieran Westwood, Brede Hangeland, Jonjo Shelvey, Carlton Cole and Scott Parker will be the major transfers in at Anfield this summer. If a price can be agreed between the two clubs, Jermaine Jenas could well be a Liverpool player this summer (£6–8m). Forget Joe Cole rumours too – his preferred choice is to remain in London. if a deal with Chelsea is not on the cards then he will look at Arsenal or Spurs as his next destination. The only northern club he would consider a move to is Man Utd. He may be available on a free, but his wages won't come cheap – certainly out of Liverpool's league, and as neither LFC or MCFC have Champions League football next year, Cole would not consider either club.
As for those banging on about Kaka leaving Madrid – possible, but only if the money is right and it would certainly be to Chelsea and not Liverpool or Man Utd. The guy wants to link up with Ancelotti again. Milan are the only other club he would consider moving to, but could they afford him?


07 May 2010 11:41:32
To the idiot who said this

I work in a petrol station and the rangers team come in often so these are defo deals.
Rangers INS
Sotirios Kyrgiakos this will help big bougey out the door to liverfool.
Allan Hutton misses his old club and wants european football.£4million
David Goodwullie–£850,000
James Mcarthur–£1million
Anthony Stokes–£1.25 million
Robert huth £2million.

Huth was brought for 5 mil so he won't go for anything less than that, plus why would he want to drop down to the Scottish league yes i know u have champions league but the spl isn't even on a par with the championship.
Stay in ur petrol station u aint bright enough to do anything else.

Real rumors, Stoke are having a clear out the likes of Beattie, kitson, griffin, sonko, soares, davies, tongue, and amdy feye will be off loaded getting as much back as we can for them.

In will be Dindane, O' Hara, Ledley, Deegan plus a loan bid for wiess from man city.

Pulis will look at bringing in some kids for the future.

Shawcross is worth more than 10mil, we rejected a 10mill bid last year and he has got better since, try over the 15mill mark


07 May 2010 11:43:43
Manchester United Transfer targets :

Ins :

Ireland / Modric ( carrick + 5m for modric )

Benzema – 20m

Llrois – 10m / ( Lloris + 5m = Anderson )

Outs :

Berba – ACmilan ( 15m )

Carrick+5m – Tot ( Modric )

Foster – Birmin ( 5m )

These are definitely going to happen .. Remember the name ..–––––––– Ajay


07 May 2010 11:50:55
"The romours surrounding Eden Hazard, coming to Arsenal are now on the cards, due to Arsene Wenger offerring Lille, a swap deal involving, Thomas Rosicky, Denilson and Eduardo. Wenger has gone far as to say that he is also willing to add cash to this deal. Wenger claim this youngster to be better than Ronaldo and Messi. From reliable source D.H aka Ron Van Messi"

To who posted this, when a team does a swap deal the players they are trading have to want to go to that club as well. Denilson does not want to move to lille from arsenal (a huge step down for a talented player) and it is exactly the same for the other two, they do not want to move from a top English Club to an average French side. If arsenal do sign Hazard it will be for a cash deal of over 15 million plus many appearance and goal clauses. Although with wenger calling for experienced signings and saying Arsenal have enough attacking midfielders it is looking less likely.

Likely Arsenal Signings (GK, CB, Experienced Player and CF):
GK: Arsene has finally agreed that Almunia is not up to the task and his replacment willl be Roma's out of favour goalie Doni. He has now fallen to no. 2 in Rome and is looking for a move whilst Roma are looking for cash to solve their huge debt after a few trophyless seasons (excluding this season). This deal will be for around 3–5 million euros but his wages may be a stumbling block.

CB: With Silvestre and possibly Gallas leaving. 1 more CB will be signed and Djouro will be back from injury. The CB will be Pape Malickou Diakhate from Dianamo Kiev. Just like Vermaelen a strong, brave and virtually unknown CB. Will be a crowd pleaser at the Emirates and for just 6 million should be a bargain for the Gunners.

Experienced Player: Biggest surprise this summer will be Wenger recruiting Michael Ballack. Out of contract at Chelsea and wanting to stay in the EPL. Wenger knows his aerial threat and the strength he posseses. He will be back up DCM/CM for Arsenal. Wages will be a stumbling block but he is willing to take a cut to £80,000 a week in order to stay at a top Club.

CF: Chamack, all but confirmed.


07 May 2010 11:58:02
Why are all you Manchester United fans banking on signing Igor Akinfeev? Sibneft (Roman Abramovich's oil company) has a major sponsorship with CSKA With Abramovich looking to cut down costs he has seen Igor as an ideal replacement for Cech (who will leave next season).
Chelsea are looking at bringing a few players in over the summer due to a squad clear out, Sergio Agόero, Pato, VDV, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Daniel Alves, Neven Subotic, Romelu Lukaku, Neymar da Silva, David Luiz, Marek Hamsik and Gonzalo Higuain have all been scouted over the season several times.

Joe Cole will be offered another contract of 90k a week take it or leave it after the FA Cup final, if he rejects he will be joining up with Jose at Inter Milan.

Chelsea will try to keep spending to a minimum and a loan move for Pato is on the cards with a permanent deal summer 2011, Due to the last AC Milan Flop, most of the deals will be done before the World cup encase of any huge inflations.


07 May 2010 11:25:18
Ayr United could go into receivership due to the relegation to the scottish second division.

Further controversy surrounds the club. The car park attached to the club has been sold to an unknown buyer.

Chairman Cameron has applied for exemption on his council tax for his Ayrshire property to return to the states. It has been made publically known that he wants to sell the club, but now it seems he oversee everything from the States.

You heard it here first!!

For Job security, i can't name any sources.


07 May 2010 10:59:31
06 May 2010 23:03:29
Norwich news!

grant holt – out to cardiff
martin – out pompy
kenny reeves back in
jason shackell in
dean windass in

Just what are you smoking chap?!
Grant Holt has already confirmed that he is happy in Norwich and has already bought a house in the area, Martin has also stated that he still has much to learn and would not want to leave Norwich as he see's that they are a club on the up under Paul Lambert. Neither Cardiff nor Pompey have the money or the correct league status to tempt the pair away.
Kenny Reeves will be at Dereham town next year, Jason Shackell is signing for Doncaster Rovers and Dean Windass is attracting interest in League 2 but may decide to retire.

Real Norwich News:
Joe Lewis (Peterborough)
Elliot Ward (Unattached)
Marcus Tudgay (Sheff Wednesday)
Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool)

Owain Tudor–Jones (Yeovil)
Paul McVeigh (Released)
Rhoys Wiggins (Bournemouth)
Jamie Cureton (Released)
Stephen Elliott (Loan not made permanant)


07 May 2010 11:07:38
Sheffield wednesday transfers in

bosko jankovic midfield real mallorca
jay mc evilly derby
roy o donovan sunderland
luke varney derby
robbie savage derby

transfers out

jermaine johnson wolves
lee grant sunderland
ettiene esajas doncaster
leon clark norwich
micheal gray barnsley


07 May 2010 11:09:34
Gerrard is off to Madrid in an amazing straight swap deal – in return for Stevie – Lpool can rebuild with 3 Madrid players – VDV, Drenthe and Hugain.

Benitez will stay and with his 20 mill ( + players sales money ) will bid for Tevez.

He will continue his youth development plan and may bring Dalle Valle / Pacheco / Amoo into the first team next season.


07 May 2010 10:55:52
If Lennon gets the gig at Parkhead he wants Johan Mjallby, Alan Thompson & Chris Sutton as part of his coaching staff also his main signing targets are a new GK, RB, LB, CBx2, CMx2, STx2 at the very least. These targets are –

GK – Kasper Schmeichel, John Ruddy, Tomas Cerny.
RB – Angel Rangel, Stephen Carr, Tyron Mears.
LB – Lee Wallace, Javier Garrido, Nicky Shorey.
CB – Ivan Ramis, Sean St Leger, Tal Ben Haim, Mobido Diakite, Curtis Davis, Sol Bamba.
CM – Jimmy Bullard, Reo–Coker, Jamie O'Hara, Joe Ledley, Kevin McDonald, Wade Elliot, Micky O'Connor, Vero Salatic, Semir Stilic.
ST – Craig Bellamy(for real), Aruna Dindane, Frιdιric Piquionne, Stephen Fletcher, Gary Hooper, Nicky Maynard, Ricky Lambert, Marcus Pedersen.

also interested in another few players but depends if McGeady leaves these are Gamst Pedersen, Martin Petrov, Adam Lallana, Jason Puncheon.

Hail Hail


07 May 2010 10:16:03
Rafa Benitez wants to stay but will be given a transfer budget of just 20m plus sales. He has targeted several free transfer players. Joe Cole is the main attraction. He has several bidders for him so unless Liverpool can offer enormous wages, this is very unlikely. He will, however spear head Liverpool's revival. Joe Ledley from Cardiff will also sign as Rafa wants a stronger British contingent. He can sign for free but Liverpool will have to pay aroun 3m in compensation. Danny Wilson HAS already signed for Liverpool. He has already undergone a medical and signed a 5 year contract. Rangers will receive 3m for him. Dida will sign for Liverpool as back up for Reina. As Cavalieri wants to move to Portugal for regular football, Dida has been earmarked for the No.2 role. He can sign for free. Rafael Van der Vaart and Taye Taiwo are the only other two transfer who will cost money


07 May 2010 10:28:42
Just heard from the training ground that whispers are that BD will make a £3.5mill move to bring Jermaine Jenas back to the City Ground if we make the step up to the big time! Happy days!!!


07 May 2010 10:33:50
It looks likely that Rangers will be bought over by Ellis but i wouldn't expect anything too exciting but it will bring stability. The management team will be given new contracts and wilson and novo will be offered new deals. boyd and broadfoot are likely to go on free's. Beasley is likely to be seen as surplus to requirements whilst little and velicka are likely to go too. Steven Smith has already said that he will leave. One of the keepers are likely to go with a younger understufy being brought in, possibly Tuffy of Partick Thistle or 3rd choice Gallagher might come up the pecking order. Davis will stay but it is dependent on Bougherra's performance at the world cup whether he will stay or not. Barcelona are very unlikely to make an offer but a move in the region of 6–8million seems likely. Webster will come bak into the team and Weir's future will be decided by him as Smith would happily keep him. Another defender will be signed though to replace Bougherra, possible Miguel Flano of Osasuna, Bamba is a possibility as well as Kamil Zayatte from Hull. An outside defensive target could be Pearce from Reading. Rangers won't invest heavily in central midfielders as they are fairly well covered in that position but the main targets will be wingers and one quality striker. A polish winger whos name i can't spell from Borrusia Dortmund is a target but he could be too expensive as he has hit form. Its possible that Rangers could go back for Poulson from Az alkmaar after a deal fell through in january. David Goodwillie has been linked alot recently but Soren Larsen is a possibility too as well as Simeon Jackson.

all pretty much spot on however I reckon Booghie is off regardless its just a matter of for how much depending on the world cup. I also fear were gonna lose danny wilson as gers will take money for a player that still only has potential (personally i can't see the boy not becoming a top player) but he aint proven yet so we would take the money if its over 3/4 million .. pity as the guy could become a true legend i feel.

nae dough 2 in a row


07 May 2010 10:00:09
Just heard that vdv will not be joining Liverpool as he will SIGN for chealsea. I'm a Liverpool supporter and was hopeing vdv would sign for us but sadly he Has choosen chealski.
Anto red(in the knoW)


07 May 2010 09:51:10
06 May 2010 22:51:59
Interesting news that Tottenham will only sell Gareth Bale and Luka Modric if and only if they get proper replacements in these positions. Chelsea's bid for Pato has been considered by the hierachy of Milan but want their star to stay on loan. As i've said before there are no targets set by Liverpool except for a RB. Arsenal are READY TO GO THROUGH A TRANSITION PHASE. Starting on Tuesday 11 May when they might bid for their first player. Barcelona are listening to offers for Iniesta with Man City waiting in the wings. Man Utd will try wrapping the deal up for Benzema at the end of the La Liga Season.
That's all he wrote

whoever wrote this Bale's just signed a new four year deal and Modric signed a long contract when he joined, Spurs won't sell either, nor any other of the players they want to keep. Players out will be Keane, Jenas, O'Hara, Hutton a few other unwanted players will leave if they get the right offers but forget Bale and Modric leaving it ain't gonna happen


07 May 2010 09:41:06
Velice Sumulikoski is training with Leeds United

and to get on the Snodgrass debate, he has said he wouldn't leave Leeds for anything less then a established
premier team, because he already plays for the biggest team outside of that, (his words not mine)


07 May 2010 08:53:35
The romours surrounding Eden Hazard, coming to Arsenal are now on the cards, due to Arsene Wenger offerring Lille, a swap deal involving, Thomas Rosicky, Denilson and Eduardo. Wenger has gone far as to say that he is also willing to add cash to this deal. Wenger claim this youngster to be better than Ronaldo and Messi. From reliable source D.H aka Ron Van Messi


07 May 2010 07:51:35
Right – so some man united rumours.
SAF wants to bring in an CAM, ST, Left winger and GK.
He will bring in David Silva, Gourcuff, Benzema, Lloris, and. Kaka. The Brazilian footballing god wants to play in the EPL, and he seeing man u as the best option.
I was the one who told you Ronaldo to Real and Berbato to United, so beieve me.

Red Red Roo


07 May 2010 05:33:24
Broughton assured Rafa yesterday that he will have all the players sales in his budget and nothing will use to reduce the debt , Rafa has bring a lawyer with him to the meeting and Broughton gave Rafa written promise that the board will back him to sell any player he choose .

Rafa want to sell Gerrard to madrid in swap with VDV and Karim Ben Zima or in 35m deal and Broughton gave him green light , both agree about Fernando Torres is not for sale at any price

Broughton also confirmed the takeover will complete before end of summer and he has 2 serious bids and both want Rafa to remain as a manager

there still descussion about Christian Purslow role , Rafa want to reduce his power and both has agreed to dicuss it in next week meeting

Rafa agent will told Juventos 2day that Rafa will remain with Liverpool , Juve has deal in place with Cesare Prandelli will announced next week


07 May 2010 05:43:12
Steven Gerrard will become 1st New Galacticos this summer in next 2 weeks , he will join his old friend Xabi Alonso in Madrid


07 May 2010 07:20:35
Norwich news!
with fraser forster looking like remaining at newcastle norwich city manager paul lambert will use his contacts in germany to solve his goalkeeping problems with werder bremen stopper tim wiese top of his list.


07 May 2010 07:26:30
Saw Ian Rush at the sj john hotel again, he says liverpool's move for kieren westwood is back on. Coventry are due to announce a romanian Lazlo Baloni, ex standard and monaco manager as their new honcho and he's bringing 5 Romanian starlets with him. Ray Ranson is awaiting international clearance on the players due to them being non eu.

Once the players are cleared, one of which is an under 21 keeper kieren moved to birmingham on loan for a year from liverpool.


07 May 2010 01:47:18
Liverpool are employing a tactic in the market so they do not overpay for players. Benitez has is fact been given 30mil to try and get into the top 4 again. They are looking to sign:

Karim Benzema (4mil loan with option to sign for+20mil)
Salomon Kalou (15mil) Chelsea will sign Aguero for 40mil
Milan Jovanovic (free) Boost squad
Aleksandar Kolarov (12mil + Plessis)
Juan Mata (17mil)
Alan Hutton (4mil) Spurs want rid
Danny Wilson (2.5mil) 1 year left on contract
Wayne Hennessey (2.5mil) Back up to Reina

Diego Cav (3mil) Itjande (free) Aurelio (free) Jose (3mil) Degen (1.5mil) Riera (6.5mil) Babel (9mil) El Zhar (2mil) Benayoun (9mil)


07 May 2010 02:24:19
Pato or Higuain
di Maria

Benzema or Doyle
Defour or Rodwell


07 May 2010 02:43:21
Daivid silva to man utd FACT
kaka to man utd FACT but we will sign him next season
benzema to man utd FACT

these are all true u can doubt me or u can say this won't hapen but when it does u will be kicking urselfs in the head i mean that !!!



07 May 2010 04:01:12
06 May 2010 23:34:46
Rafa Benitez will be Liverpool manager next season, and Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres WILL stay. I have all this information on very good authority. Martin Broughton
HA HA HA HA HA!!! you're dreaming, your information is bllcksyou have no idea what you're talking about..
Not sure what you're on but its time you stopped taking it coming out with this sht.
Gerrard is leaving 1000%, and Rafa will be long gone.
Big changes ahead at Anfiled.and not for the better..keep watching.

Clive 264


07 May 2010 00:59:06
If gerard goes if he goes got a funny Little feeling gerard swap deal for kaka may be on the cards as madrid may be willing to cut losses as they cannot acomidate both plus kaka has not been the same player at madrid and wants to play in england and if he comes to liverpool he would be replacing a legend and could remake a name for himself and become the new talisman at anfield/new anfield while gerrard could go on and possibly shine as the best midfielder in world once again.

But is just an idea. The liverbird will rise again next season ynwa:O


07 May 2010 00:59:10
Celtic transfer rumours:

Mobido Diakite (Lazio)
Damien Duff (Fulham)
Arune Dindane (Portsmouth)
Gary Hooper (Scthorpe)
Diomansy Kamara (Fulham)
Landry N'Guemo (AS Nancy)
Vero Salatic (Grasshopper Zurich)
Marcus Pedersen (Stromsgodset) – Newcastle/Blackburn/Fulham/Munchengladbach/Auxerre also interested.
Anthony Stokes (Hibernian)
Robbie Keane (Tottenham swap for Aiden McGeady)
Ivan Ramis (Mallorca)

Zheng Zhi (Preston/Barnsley)
Aiden McGeady (Tottenham/Arsenal/Birmingham)
Artur Boruc (Bayern/Tottenham/Arsenal/Barnsley/Olympiakos)
Mark Wilson (Hibernian)
Koki Mizuno (Loan, Inverness CT)
Giorgios Samaras (West Brom/Newcastle)
Andreas Hinkel (Hamburg/Leverkusen)
Marc Crosas (Wigan)


07 May 2010 01:19:04
Snodgrass had a trail at barcelona when he played with livingston when he was only 18 and they told him he wasnt good enough, so I very much doubt barcelona would be coming back because his form has been decent in league one in England Get real.
btw snodgrass turned barcelona down rent boy, get your fact right!! boom

Pape Malickou Diakhate's parent club Dinamo Kiev are said to be in negotiations with Arsenal FC for the highly rated defender for a fee of around £10m. fact!


07 May 2010 00:39:40
Here is what I have heard from my sources in the California office that works with sports agents worldwide including some you may know!

Liverpool are interested in signing Van Der Vaart from Real Madrid for around 7mil pounds, Lukas Podolski from Koln for 8.9mil pounds, Javi Martinez from Athletic Bilbao for 10mil pounds, Robert Snodgrass from Leeds for 1.2mil pounds, Sean St. Ledger from Middlesborough for 4mil pounds, and Marko Pantelic from Ajax for free. Liverpool are also monitoring the situations of Joe Cole, Dimitar Berbatov, and Carlos Tevez and are ready to pounce if the players become available.

They are hoping to complete the deals in June before the World Cup before other clubs become interested. And that's just for Liverpool wait I got more!!

Chelsea are serious about an overhaul and are interested in American duo Sacha Kljestan and Landon Donovan after their great relationship with the MLS! Further more they are eager to sign Aguero, and ready to save Balotelli from Inter.

Stoke are ready to bring in winger Jermaine Pennant and are still keen on Joe Ledley but it is unlikely the Cardiff man will leave as they are favorites to win the Playoffs.

Birmingham are interested in signing Manchester United's Foster after his come and get me plea from the press and with Hart returning to Manchester City it is likely the deal will be completed soon.

Nottingham Forest are in a transfer battle with Newcastle over Reading striker Simon Church. Its expect that Church will sign for Forest as Newcastle are expected to sign Beckford from Leeds.

Thats all I got guys. If I hear anything else I'll let you all know!!


07 May 2010 00:22:05
OMG, people shut the hell up with Rooney being sold for 70m. reasons:
1, There aint enough money in the world to make him wanna leave.
2, hes said more then once he wants to finish he's carer at Man Utd.
3, he's been are best player for years, only cos Ronaldo was scoring the goals i still feel Rooney was the real star. He gets them going.

Kaka ( hard to believe ) he's class though 40m ( im told )
Milner will be more down to earth singing 20–25m
And a striker to replace berbatov! i don't know who but im guessing Colton Cole ( spellings ) cheap i really don't know but i think Carlton Cole will bring new attacking play to are game with hight, power and speed. 8–10m
And some young players for the future.

No benezma ( spellings ) hes not gunna come on loan 4 a year to us get real people i dout and of my signing will come true apart from Milner but im hoping.

berbatov ( some1 will buy him will hope ) 1p
hate to say it but Michael carrick 12–15m
park 9m
tosic 7m
i am to believe city want Rio well he hasnt been in the team alot this season as i think we would do with the 50m ( i think ) hes old and hes pass hes best.

and on loan will be obertan, wellbeck ( last time thn he's in the 1st team ) and some others



07 May 2010 00:16:44
Wilfred bouma will join up with wba when thy first start pre season with a viev to gettin a permanent deal.100 %

another free transfer that will defo happen is young liverpool keeper david martin who is outa contract this summer!!


06 May 2010 23:34:46
Rafa Benitez will be Liverpool manager next season, and Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres WILL stay. I have all this information on very good authority. Martin Broughton and Christian Purslow are the two involved in direct talks with potential owners but are in constant contact with Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Jamie Carragher in a bid to keep all three at the club with reassurances over the club's future ownership, finances, investment, squad reinforcement. The relationship between these three players and Rafa Benitez has become strained but all 3, providing the finances for next season are definitely in place, are willing to give Liverpool and Rafa another season and see how things go. If there is a vast improvement in tactics, strength and depth of the squad and the league position then all 3 will continue at the club.
Rafa will use the clubs connections with Real Madrid to sign Van der Vaart for £7million, Royston Drenthe on loan, Guti on a free and possibly Karim Benzema, depending on Real's willingness to sell, and the investment coming into Liverpool


06 May 2010 23:09:05
Paolo da Susa to be offered the burnley job , when laws gets the inevitable on Monday , the chairman is currently carrying out contract negotiations with those players out of contract


06 May 2010 23:03:29
Norwich news!!!

grant holt – out to cardiff
martin – out pompy
kenny reeves back in
jason shackell in
dean windass in


06 May 2010 23:05:46
Liverpool have signed 3 players under the request of Rafa over the last few weeks. Unfortunately I think he is here to stay.
Rumour has it that he has been given a promising budget which includes any money generated with sales


06 May 2010 23:02:57
So much for the 8oclock press conference !


06 May 2010 22:51:59
Interesting news that Tottenham will only sell Gareth Bale and Luka Modric if and only if they get proper replacements in these positions. Chelsea's bid for Pato has been considered by the hierachy of Milan but want their star to stay on loan. As i've said before there are no targets set by Liverpool except for a RB. Arsenal are READY TO GO THROUGH A TRANSITION PHASE. Starting on Tuesday 11 May when they might bid for their first player. Barcelona are listening to offers for Iniesta with Man City waiting in the wings. Man Utd will try wrapping the deal up for Benzema at the end of the La Liga Season.
That's all he wrote.


06 May 2010 22:58:43
Sean o'driscoll will be next northern irish manager all been sorted dancer!!



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