Football Rumours Archive January 08 2009


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"If you think shay given is coming to arsenal he is not i now some one in the coaching staff and he said shay given will never come to the best team in the world.


Your right mate. He certainly isn't coming to "the best team in the world" – but he still might end up at Arse–nil!
  Tevez to liverpool, are you having a laugh, okay he may be very good mates with javier mascherano but there is no chance of that happening, he's come out and said a number of times these last few weeks that he wants to stay and manchester united and manchester united want him to stay, its just a matter of finding the 30 million + they need to complete the deal. if manchester united don't sign him then i think he will go to either real madrid or Ac milan.

anyway, back to the rumours.
cristiano ronaldo is comiited to the club and is going nowhere in the immediate future.

Luis Nani will most probably go on loan, fergie will not sell him as we've only paid 19mil for him last summer.

ryan giggs may be on the verge of an early retirement has he isnt playing as regular as first thought with park ji sung on form, its possible but don't think it will happen.

van der sar should retire so we can let ben foster get 1st XI football, but he has recently signed a 2 year extension which means bens foster's career will go to waste as he is 25 years of age.

the usual rumours of united signing benzema, huntlaar, etc, will not happen as we are in no need of a striker. we now have a complete defense with the services and talents of evans,possebon, rafael and fabio. so our defence should be fine for some time to come. our midfield is top quality with ronaldo,anderson,scholes,carrick,park,nani,fletcher,giggs etc.

and as for our stikers we still have got youth in them, as most people forget rooney is still only 23 years of age, with hopefully the permanent signing of carlos tevez who is still only 24, and we have the expirence of berbatov so everything shall be okay with that department. all i can see happening is a few players being sold and maybe 3–4 future talents being brought in the summer with nomore january deals happening after the signings of Zoran Tosic (who has joined now) and Adem Ljajic who shall be joining in the summer.
  Rangers news.

boyd out 4 million, will be a bham player by saturday

his replacement will be steven fletcher of hibs

bad times for rangers, with bougherra 3 million, fulham, mcgregor 5 million, newcastle and ferguson 3 million zenit st petersburg, all on their way out

coming in will be don cowie of ICT

graham alexander

and graeme smith from motherwell

lets hope this will let aaron, edu fleck and all the other young guns a chance to shine.
  Right to sort out who could leave Arsenal, there's only really one:
–Senderos (thank god) ––> AC

As for our signings Arshavin seems certain to come in before the window closes. Zenit still claim to want 20 million although a compromise should be reached at around 15 million with performance bonuses possibly taking it to total 17 million. Zenit will accept this as they are scared by the prospect of Arshavin buying out his contract next year and making nothing out of him. As for wages he's willing to take a pay cut to join our great team.
Other possibilities are Upson somebody tabled an 11 million bid – wouldn't be surprised if Wenger wants him back.
Just to quiet a few rumours these following will not be arriving at the Emirates (at least not until summer):
–Arteta (Moyes doesn't want to sell their best player)
–Alonso (Hopefully will arrive in the summer as Benitez still loves Barry who wants to play in the Champions League)
–Rosina (Torino don't want to sell)
–No Newcastle players are good enough for our team
  Those rumours that Norwich will pay £2m for Lita are way off the mark.Roeder's not flavour of the month at the moment and willnot be trusted with that amount of cash.Andy Bishop from Bury is a more realistic option,so are his wages!!. Croft and Bell expected to move on,and possibly Drury.The fans are not a happy bunch at present,so expect some movement,but where !!
  As most of you know Kris Boyd will be sold to Birmingham for 3 million. However targets may well include, David Healy, Alan Smith or an ace card from walter smith. The alan smith target you may find hard to believe BUT he may sway the Ferguson deal to Newcastle. Also Peter Lovenkrands has been released by Shalke, which means he is a free agent. As for the midfielder situation don't have a clue what walter will do, hopefully gattuso may come (ac milan friendly part of deal). But keep the faith lads. Keep Believeing !!!
  Bentley is goin to City apparently. . my dad is friend with his dad and he said they proach him for 120k a week deal for a fee of 19m!
  To the person who sed Beckford is goin to Leicester, that is NOT goin to Happen, because they simply cant afford wot Leeds would ask for him, they made around 6M profit last season, and wud ask for more than that for him
  Celtic FC

Semir Stilic – Lech Poznan (possibly summer)
Paul Robinson – West Bromwich Albion
Sylvinho – Barcelona
Sandro Burki – FC Aarau

Killen – Hearts
Balde – Birmingham
McGowan – Hamilton (Loan)
Loovens – Cardiff or O'Dea – Ipswich (not both)

Definite nono's = pennant, pato, mcfadden
Possible greats = crespo, larsson, henry (all unlikely)
  Liverpool will always suprise us towards the end of the season, with the unexpected as always Rafa keeps his cards to his chest.
Striker options – Podolski, Adriano, Zarki, K Jones, Sarna and Benjani I doubt the Heskey/Owen rumour, but there is Tevez doing some self–advertisement You will be shocked
Wingers: Kuba, Lennon, Downing, Schweisteger Walcott, one or two players from Standard Liege!!!
Backs: Micah Richards, Glen JOhnson (doubt it), Gallas(just 4 a laugh), Lahm,
Mid– Elano, Michael Johnson (fancied earlier), Kranjer.
Rafa has to sell to buy, but the biggest shock is that LIVERPOOL FC WILL BE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP IN THE SUMMER. ALWAYS LIVERPOOL
  Cardiff to sign:

Chris Burke from Rangers

Darron Gibson on loan from Man U till end of season

Henri Camara from wigan over Stoke City because he previously worked with Dave Jones at Wolves
  Kris Boyd will sign for Birmingham tomorrow for 3.5 million,Walter is waving the white flag and surrendering the league to Celtic. Who else is gonna score Rangers goals?I know alot of Gers fans don't like Boyds work rate but look at his goals. Brum have got a very good player cheaply,while duds like Lafferty,Velicka and wee Nacho sit tight at the mo,Miller is a provider not a scorer. . also Healey rumoured to be coming from Sunderland for 1 mill. .does Healey ever actually score domesticaly??? Another waste of money. Ferguson will leave for around 3 mill,Newcastle will get him as SDM wants his £30.000 a week wages of the book. If he sells Mendes as well (few clubs hovering and I think they would take 5 mill) then I think Smith and Murray have lost the plot big time! Chris Burke will go to Cardiff City for £400,000,Christain Dailly Free to Nott'm Forest and Hemandi will leave for Free to PSG. To the guy who said 'Sell McGregor to the highest bidder and play Alexander, better keeper overall and has less nights out' I agree on that one. .7.5 mill would be good business but selling our best player Mendes and top scorer Boyd are not!
  Botafebi gomis to liverpool for 9m
  Kris boyd will unfortunatly leave for birmingham by the end of the week for about £4milllion and i have also heard Barry ferguson will follow him down south to newcastle for about £3million before the end of the window. from a reliable source i have heard that barry fergusons replacement will be none other than rino gattuso for a fee of about £3million plus the friendly which has already been arranged to be played at ibox in early february. Tonel will also sign from sporting lisbon for about £3million and a striker from europe or down south will join. possibly peter lovenkrands or david healy. you heard it here first, why don't you go home ?
  Glasgow Rangers: Rangers WILL sign Healy, Wilkie and Rudi Skacel in the next 7 days. Please forgive me Liverpool fans for posting about another club on your site. .
  Zola is in Florence meeting 2 big name loan signings. Arsenal are awaiting his return to get the go ahead on Upson and it looks like toure on loan at the Hammers untill the summer
  Dear who it may concern

over the years it has become clear that the january transfer is just an excuse for big clubs to throw their weight a lifelong wba fan it has been difficult watching our bitter rivals wolves(DINGLES) do so well ,however deep down we all know that their success wiil be short lived.for the following reasons:all their 'stars' will leave to bigger clubs,they will run out of luck and finally mick mcarthy has a bad track record in the premier league . as for january transfers us albion faithful would love the following players to come to the hawthorns jimmy bullard, sami hypia ,steve finnan,fabian delph,amdy faye ,vincent pericard, andy todd danny shittu or dean windass. but we probably have to settle with a couple of loan deals e.g marlon harewood ,jay simpson,ben foster,fran merida,andy griffin and god forbid ricardo fuller. p.s message to all wba fans keep the faith king mowbray and the lads will keep us up long live the king

regards benjamin howard campbell 47 years young ,south east smethwik
  Im the guy who told this site in sept/oct 08.
that glasgow rangers are in dire sraits with there;
banks. i also said judge me in jan 09.
kris boyd will not be the last player to be leaving.
ferguson macgregor out also.
no players will be arriving in transfers.
no money to spend.
wages to be capped at max £5000 per week.
also redundances in the background.
sir dm is trying to clear massive debts to make the
club more attactive to would be buyers.
  Zenit have now officially accepted that they are not going to get 20 mil for Arshavin from any club in the world. They have now reportedly cut their demanding price for the Russian playmaker dramatically to 10 mil, as it is very well documented that Arshavin wants to leave, and he has even threatened to refuse to play or buy himself out of his contract with Zenit. Due to all of this, his value has decreased (this I have read in Daily Mirror). As Arsenal are willing to pay 12 mil, Arshavin will be arriving sooner than expected. He has been at a London hotel with his wife and agent and has looked around the Arsenal training grounds. He is in talks with Arsenal (Zenit have reported that Arsenal are the only club interested in him) and the deal will be completed as early as next week for a fee of around 11.5 mil, and with Arshavin on wages of 70,000 per week. Stephen Appiah will be signed on a free by Spurs by the end of the week/early next week, allowing Didier Zokora to leave for Real Madrid. Spurs have already submitted 2 bids, both of which have been rejected, to Boro for Stewart Downing, however Boro have denied reports that they have rejected a bid of 14.5 mil for the winger. Boro say they will not sell their star player, however with Downing's desire to leave expect his departure to be inevitable.

  Bolton transfers lee mcculloch 3 million
denilson free
davenport 3 million
possible late move for etherington 3 million
  Rangers to sell boyd, ferguson, novo and mcgregor if acceptable bids found. First 2 will be sold before week is out. There will be no replacements brought in due to rangers massive debts and murray holdings drop in value and murray cannot find a buyer for the club. Expect a clearout in the summer as well with focus on young players and bargains.

Newcastle are away to steal Brown under the noses or Portsmouth chiefs. They are also looking to sign Darren O'Dea. Newcatsle are also looking to sign Krisztian Nemeth on loan until the end of the season. This is likely to ahppen to give the youngster some much needed premier league experience.

Man City will fail to sign any big names in the winter transfer window. They will need to settle with the overated Irish international and traitor Aiden McGeady.
  Lucas Leiva to Real Madrid for 5 million. Ramos sees him as the ideal partner for wesley snejdeir or lassana diarra.
  Tevez to United at end of Jan.
Ronaldo to follow in the summer.
Schneider and Cassilas to man utd as part of Ronaldo deal.

Arsenal to lose Wenger to Real in the summer.

Mourinho to return to England to take charge of LFC.

Benitez to return to Spain with Vilareal.

Mark my words, all going to happen.

  To the dude sayin u cn sign for two teams in one season but not play, negative. look at the cousin to fulham from rangers deal. he was at fulham, training. but fa wouldnt let the contract be signed til summer. fifa denied it too
  Strongly rumoured from within that Arsene Wenger is trying to tie up deals for Arshavin, Yaya Toure & Brede Hangeland. With Gallas & Eboue moving on as they have causing too much unrest at Arsenal.
  Celtic are set to sign alex pato on loan from ac milan with mcgeady going the other way. This is a fact, you heard it here first!
  Rangers are set to sign berra and driver from hearts for 5 million. Rangers are also set to sign a promising young goalkeeper called steven keen from kilmarnock youth team who is very highly rated by jim jeffries
  My uncle is a coach at ibrox, smith is lining up john utaka for 3.5mil of portsmouth as replacement for boyd
  Lovenkrands to defo sign for rangers during january 100% he has now been released at schalke ferguson will not leave rangers. bougherra will leave at some point in january for around the 5million mark but if he is not sold in january they will get 6 million for him in the summer.
  Hot news from West Ham. The hammers are close to signing Vela from Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season. .
this will give Arsenal first option on Matthew Upson in the Summer too.
  In response to this ridculous statement

'Ronaldo will never move to Barca simply because he wouldn't make it onto the bench at the Camp Nou. Guardiola is building a dynasty at Barcelona around young players like Messi, Iniesta, Toure, Alves, Eto'o, Bojan, Busquets. .the list is endless. There will be no arrivals in Jan with possibly Benzema arriving in the summer. YaYa Toure will not be leaving as he is one of the best midfielders in the world.'

I presume you have never seen Ronaldo play football if you think that he wouldnt make the bench at Camp Nou, didnt see any barcelona players win the european player of the year award this year!!! And Yaya Toure is not one of the best midfielders in the world, full stop, he is good but I could easily name 40 midfielders that are better.

Anyone got any good rumours on possible Everton striker signings?? Can only see us getting loans in January cos of the money situation.
  Jamie Scowcroft moving to Norwich. Just been seen at Carrow Road following earlier sighting at Colney (Norwich's training ground).
  So ferguson is not good enough for the premiership eh,how long did it take him to get captaincy at blackburn,erm less than 6 months if im not mistaken.dry your eyes kid.
anyway mcgregor ferguson and boyd are more than welcome to leave,as much as i rate ferguson i do not think anyone will get more than another 2 seasons from him due to the fact his ankles are shot i would take anything upwards of 3 mill and run tbh.
boyd will sign for birmingham for around 4 mill,deal will be done by monday 12th jan,no one coming the other way.
mendes is going no where.
adam,novo and dailey are all for the off.
regardless of what david healy's agent is saying he will be wearing the light blue of rangers on loan till summer and will be made permanent in the summer.lets face it he only plays well for teams he loves,his country is one of them and the other team he has loved since childhood is glasgow rangers,so healy and lafferty up front will do for me.
on a final note what makes you epl lovers think that we don't know the spl is crap,we are under no illusions that it is anything else.i mean we only have two teams that have a chance of winning the league where as you guys have a possible 5 teams who could win don't flatter yourselves by thinking you guys are the best league on the planet.
  Portsmouth have recieved a bid for john utaka from rangers
  Fact! Close Friend Who Works At Liverpool's John Lennon Airport Has Seen Adriano In Departures Lounge. Hoping To Follow Up Is Loan Rumour

  Bcfc news

Mcsheffery to coventry or wigan 2 mil
Quedrudue to newcastle need defenders
jerome to wolves 3 mil ( ebanks on way out)

in at st andrews

boyd no surprise
some lad hunter from burton another young kid on trial
J evans on loan from man utd if ferdinand gets fit
  Lee bowyer is on the move and wolves could be his destination, west ham to sign some german striker who has been eyed up by nani, so another dud there for the hammers. He couldnt see a good player if he landed on him. Arsenal to go for mexes of roma, man city to go for senna and forlan, newcastle to capture ferguson by next friday, bolton to knock back denilson but west brom to hand him a short term contract.
  The person who said that Bradford have offered Andy Bishop of Bury a contract is correct. Bishop has though refused this. One of two things will happen with Bishop; he will sign a contract extension at Bury as one of the highest payed players in League Two OR he will move to a team no lower than League One.

In Knilly We Trust
  Forget all the "my girlfriend knows this manager's / player's wife etc etc.

These deals will happen as foretold by Frank Pilkinton foremost andworld renowned astrologer;

Rangers FC

Boyd & Hemdani– 4 million – Birmingham
Ferguson – 3 million – Newcastle
Stevie Smith – free to Nottingham Forest
Charlie Adam – 500K to Nottingham Forest

Thats all for the OUTS

Lovenkrands – Free, Schalke contract terminated
Berra – 3 million from Hearts

kev Thomson the new captain – rewarded with new bumper contract, Pedro Mendez taking over the armband for the rest of the season.
  I am a rangers supporter and i am very unhappy at the kris boyd transfer. not only has murray sold the man who looked like he was going to beat ally mccooists scoring record but he has sold perhaps our most crucial player and has left us with absoloutly no chance of winning the league.

kris boyd cannot be reaplaced for the amount of money he is leaving for and its an absoloutly terrible deal. also boyds striking partner kenny miller will be absoloutly useless without boyd.

anyway murray also to move on

ferguson – 2.5mil
mendes – 3mil
bougherra – 4.5mil
mcgeregor – 7.5mil
adam – 500k
burke – 500k
beasley – 900k
webster – 250k
smith – free
hemdani – free

total – 19.65mil

of this money smith will only get 10 mil to spend at a maximum
he will sign

healy – 1.5mil
wilkie – 750k
tonel – 2.5mil
stewart – 2mil
miller – 750k

this is the beginning of the end for rangers fc with all their stars being forced out and replaced by players of a much poorer quality

  Unfortunatly, due to a lack of funds and enthusiasm from the manager, liverpool will not be purchasing(probably) and if they do, it will not be heskey, he left as he wasn't good enough, why bring him back and it will also not be Glen Johnson as he has just signed a new deal with pompey. Also, unfortunatly, liverpool will not sign Lennon in this transfer market but could do in the summer. In the summer they will buy at least one full back with dossena going the other way, A right winger, with pennant going the other way and possibly a striker to be back up for torres with voronin leaving perminantly. This will be a striker who can actually score in the prem, unlike keane and kuyt at the moment as we need some goals from a striker when torres isn't fit, which with the way things go will be every time he plays for spain which should be every spain game.
  Tevez will leave man u probably to real madrid and will be followed out of the club in the summer by the retireing giggs making way for the two new youngsters who have been signed. Downing will not leave middlesborough and nor will any other senior player, its official and hyypia is on his way out of Anfield, watch this space. .
Newcastle will not sell given this season, kinear won't let him go but he could well go in the summer or after this summer, newcastle could buy boruc as a replacement from celtic. Hull want pennant from liverpool but won't get him this transfer market, could do in the summer though as liverpool will hopefully buy a right winger (lennon and valencia are possibilitys)
to the person who said a few days ago that manchester city only had 40 million to spend, well mark hughes was given a blank check book for the transfer market so jog on, and hughes will not be sacked, yet, he will have until the end of the season atleast.
  Rangers Latest.

Peter Lovenkrands due at Murray Park on Thursday for a medical to complete a return to Gers after he was released by Schalke 04 on a free transfer.

He will be followed by:

Berra (Hearts)£2.3m
Bjarsmyr (Gothenburg) £2m
Healy (Sunderland) £1m
Faubert (West Ham) loan

Rumours also sweeping Glasgow that James McCarthy set to join from Hamilton to replace the outgoing Barry Ferguson.


Bougherra – Newcastle £5m
Boyd – Birmingham £4m
Ferguson – Newcastle £3m
Gow – Wolves £450,000
Burke – Cardiff £750,000
Adam – Burnley £500,000

That is all

Mark 'Muks' Whelan
  Trotters' boss, Gary Megson, is looking to bolster his side over the transfer period, as Bolton Wanderers are the smallest squad in the premiership at this point. Rumours over the purchase of Axel Witsel, Laryea Kingston and Scottish International James Morrison, who was allegedly unsettled by Megson, have been put on hold, and particular websites are keen to share recent news with fans over West Ham's Calum Davenport and former Brazillian star De Oliveira Denilson. Both players have been under scrutiny by Gary Megson, and many sources believe that talks have, or will be held at the Reebok discussing both of these players' future, whether it be at the club or not. Denilson, 31, former Real Betis and Bordeaux star and record breaker was released by Palmeiras earlier this month and has admitted that he has had offers from English clubs. The Wanderers' boss has not hidden his desire to redeem Bolton's success in the premiership and sees Denilson's signature as one that could add add abit of flair to the club's attack. Meanwhile, Gianfranco Zola is prepared to sell Davenport in order to balance the books, which has alerted Gary Megson to the opportunity, and Bolton are now thought to have confirmed their interest in Calum Davenport and a deal is predicted to be finalised in the next few days. Davenport is said to be undergoing talks, and a medical in the next 48 hours, ahead of his proposed switch to the Reebok.
  1st time posting here, but I live in a town in between Edinburgh and Glasgow, theres a pub in my town owned by Ex–Rangers player Willie Henderson, I overheard him when I was walking this afternoon past saying "Let me confirm this, Kris Boyd is sold, and Barry (Ferguson) looks like he's on his way aswell" most probable destination for Boyd being Birmingham, unknown about Ferguson. Being a Rangers fan myself, I don't want either to go, especially at such a crucial point of the season. Possible replacements for Boyd – David Healy or now free agent Peter Lovenkrands? Wouldn't imagine Smith would spend any money on his central midfield, I would imagine he would make use of players such as Maurice Edu, who I would like to be seen given a run.
  Lovenkrands to return to Rangers, Boyd will complete 3.5M move to Birmingham, Berra will sign for £2M, Ferguson will be sold to Newcastle for £2.5M, The biggest move will be for Man City's Michael Johnson Who will be at Ibrox by the end of the week!

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